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San Diego weekly Reader

Two years later, they’re finally pulling Ana out of the river

Founded by singer-bassist Sol Turpin (40 Oz to Freedom), a San Diego native, Safety Orange followed their raucous debut full-length Life as a Fish with the equally rollicking Troll Rock High, earning themselves sponsorship deals from action lifestyle companies such as Jagermeister, Aedik Clothing, and others. Their third full-length State of Where I Am, released on their own Wabasa Records label (Turpin’s middle name is Wabasa), was followed a single for “Better Now” that was featured on Spotify’s Reggae Summer Beach playlist and a December 2020 single for “Christmas With Friends.” Their newest single “Get Outta My Way” comes with a sleeve illustrated by Dead & Company gig poster artist Mark Sgarbossa. According to Turpin, “This is one of the last songs that Greg [Karlo] played some guitar on before he retired from the band during the covid lockdowns. Nate Lions is the new guitarist. This song is a rocker, I was channeling the Clash. Also, it’s a bit of a different topic than most of my other stuff lately. I usually try to be pretty happy and positive in life and my lyrics, but this one’s kinda more a ‘Fuck you, leave me alone’ style. We all have our days.”
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Talking With Tami

Red Carpet Rundown: 7th Annual ‘Black Music Honors’ In Atlanta

Last night, the 7th Annual Black Music Honors took place in Atlanta at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center. The celebration of music included dynamic performances, surprise celebrity appearances and a program dedicated to honoring legends in the music industry. Two-time GRAMMY Winner LeToya Luckett and comedian DeRay Davis hosted the ceremony. National Broadcast Syndication will air June 4 – July 3 and on Bounce TVon June 25.
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Music Festival Guide For Summer 2022 In Western New York

The Hamburg Music Festival is coming up in a few days and among the full day of great LIVE entertainment, you can see Strictly Hip perform to close out the event. There are some other incredible music festivals on the calendar this summer! The East Aurora Music Fest makes a return this year as well. On June 11th, one of the best villages in New York State comes alive with great live music!

Weekend Rundown: What’s happening the third weekend in May

CHARLESTON, S.C. – This weekend is filled with food, music, shopping, fundraising, and family-friendly events. Check out what’s happening this weekend around the Lowcountry. Charleston Night Bazaar This Saturday, had out to Edmund’s Oast Brewing Company and enjoy local artisans, food crafters, libations, and shopping. Locals can shop for jewelry, vintage, bath and body, pet […]

WATCH: 'New England girl' Ali McGuirk is ready to 'melt some faces' at Boston Calling

Boston Calling is returning to the Harvard Athletic Complex after a two-year pandemic hiatus. This year, the lineup features over 40 artists ranging from headliners like Nine Inch Nails to local independent groups. Ahead of the three-day festival, we’re featuring interviews with a number of local talents from Greater Boston from rock to rap.

The Green Key of yesteryear: Alpha Delta’s lawn party

AD’s lawn party was a Green Key staple for decades, but it has since faded into obscurity. This article is featured in the 2022 Green Key special issue. Not too long ago, students filled the front lawn of Alpha Delta fraternity to celebrate Green Key, the biggest weekend of the spring term. Hundreds of Dartmouth students congregated in front of the house to listen to live music and enjoy the spring weather. The event, called the Alpha Delta lawn party, quickly became a Green Key tradition after its inception in 1979. However, with the derecognition of the fraternity in 2015, the lawn party faded into folklore in Green Key history.

Pick: What are your Motown and soul preferences?

The birth of Motown started in 1959 in Detroit. Motown Records was so successful it achieved 79 records in the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 between 1960 and 1969. Motown artists provided us with songs that made us cry, tunes that made us bust a move and albums that inspired change.
Houston Chronicle

The New Orleans Jazz Fest dish worth a 3-year wait

Along the edge of the Gulf, Nathaniel 'Natty' Adams details the people, places, culture and moments that make New Orleans one of America's most colorful and vibrant cities. On all seven days of the 2022 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Chef Linda Green woke up before dawn, assembled her crew and made sure she had all of her ingredients ready for the hundreds of people she was going to feed that day. She went home tired each night after manning a cramped kitchen tent on the hot fairgrounds, but she couldn’t have been happier doing what she does best: serving her famous fried pork chop sandwiches and Ya-Ka-Mein.