After gaining some renown in local circles in Jacksonville and competing at Scribble Jam, Astronautalis self-released his debut album, You and Yer Good Ideas, in 2003. He signed with Fighting Records and the record was re-released on July 12, 2005, followed by his second album, The Mighty Ocean and Nine Dark Theaters, in 2006. In 2008, reports of a new album emerged, and his third album, Pomegranate, was released in September of that year. He has been described as “if Beck were a decade or so younger and had grown up more heavily immersed in hip-hop,” with his rapping style noted for “blending styles of indie rock, electro, and talkin’ blues” with hip-hop, although his second album showed a turn towards a style close to shoegazer rock.
The Broadway run of ‘David Byrne’s American Utopia’ has been extended through February 16, 2020.
Grateful Dead tribute act Dark Star Orchestra detailed their West Coast Winter Tour 2020.
Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit debuted a cover of Bruce Springsteen & Patti Smith’s “Because The Night” to end the fifth show of their seven-show residency at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.
Leftover Salmon’s Vince Herman and Drew Emmitt confirmed details of their first ever duo tour.
Steely Dan’s Beacon Theatre residency finale featured a guest appearance from Jenny Lewis and a pair of 2019 debuts.