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The Infamous Stringdusters – “Rockets” video world premier

Today, The Infamous Stringdusters launch the world premier of their video for “Rockets”, exclusively at CMT Pure. Watch the video here: http://goo.gl/LWXzz.

The television premier of the video will take place tonight (4/16), just before 8:30 PM ET on the network’s “CMT Edge” (check local listings).

The song “Rockets” – from the band’s most recent double-disc release, Silver Sky-Deluxe Edition (SCI Fidelity Records, October 16, 2012) - potently demonstrates a band blurring the lines between bluegrass playing technique, pop songwriting sensibilities and country music storytelling. The video, like the song/album, was produced (and filmed and edited) by unlikely partner – hip-hop producer Billy Hume (Ludacris, Nas). Look for The Infamous Stringdusters on tour this spring and summer. The band’s complete list of tour dates can be found here: http://goo.gl/UBTlQ.

Silver Sky-Deluxe Edition is now available at national retail for the first time, and is exclusively available online, also for the first time, at The Infamous Stringdusters’ website and at SCI Fidelity Records’ online store: http://goo.gl/FQlz8.

Lotus - "Build" - In stores and online NOW!

Lotus releases its latest studio album, Build, today on SCI Fidelity Records. Built on a foundation of beats evoking vinyl breaks, house, and big-beat, the album is a funky dance party from start to finish. The unmistakable sound of a tight live band is at the heart of the album. Lotus has spent years rocking live crowds and that energy is distilled to a strong studio concentrate of body-moving beats and muscular melodies.

Get your copy of Build now on CD, Vinyl or digitally at the Lotus online store, your local record store, or at an upcoming Lotus show near you. You can also find Build on iTunes, Amazon.com and digital retailers everywhere!

Get more information and check out the video for "Kodiak" here: http://scifidelity.com/news/lotus-build-in-stores-and-online-now/

Keller Williams – “Keys”

Keller Williams is pleased to announce he has once again partnered with the Rex Foundation and taken to his piano to create KEYS: A Collection of Grateful Dead Covers on Piano to Benefit the REX Foundation.

Playing ten not-so-traditional covers of Grateful Dead classics such as “Touch of Grey,” and “Wharf Rat,” listeners will be exposed to Williams’ piano man side. Much like Williams’ previous Dead-themed release, Grateful Grass, purchasers will have the opportunity to revisit some of the Dead’s material in a unique way. KEYS will be available for digital purchase exclusively on iTunes beginning February 12, 2013 and 100% of the proceeds will go to benefit the Rex Foundation.

GO HERE to purchase KEYS on iTunes now: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/keys/id598782779

Read below for Williams’ thoughts on this special project. Whether you’re a Keller fan, a Dead fan or both…this album has something for everyone.

“It’s no secret I have an unhealthy fascination with the Grateful Dead. Whenever I sit down at the piano it seems the only thing that comes out are Jerry ballads. Even though these songs are not all Jerry ballads, I have sort of made them that way. The lyrics, although I’ve been singing them most of my adult life, are not 100% perfect. Like any other music I play, I’ve taken liberties. All of the proceeds from the sale of these songs goes to support the Rex Foundation, which was started by the Grateful Dead, in the 80′s, so you can feel good about that!

- Gratefully yours, Keller”

Spotify exclusive preview of “Build”

In advance of the release of Lotus’ brand new studio album, Build (in stores & online 2/19), Spotify is exclusively streaming the full album in its entirety, beginning on Tuesday, February 12th.

Listen to the album on Spotify at http://open.spotify.com/album/5nHK7aweUwhzDM6R6hhfIE

Kyle Hollingsworth Announces Summer of Brews Events

Kyle Hollingsworth of The String Cheese Incident today announces Summer of Brews – a series of exclusive craft beer events he will host throughout the season.

With three consecutive sell-outs of his flagship event, Kyle's Brew Fest, Hollingsworth returns this summer with this charity beer festival and concert in Berkeley, CA and in Boulder, CO. Up first on Saturday, July 14th at Shattuck Down Low in Berkeley, CA, prior to The String Cheese Incident concert at The Greek Theatre later that evening, the Brew Fest will feature more than 10 breweries and 20 craft beers plus an exclusive performance from Kyle Hollingsworth with members of Hot Buttered Rum. To kick things off, this May Hollingsworth travels to Stone Brewing Company in Southern California to create a one-time-only collaboration beer for Kyle's Brew Fest BERKELEY.

On Saturday, July 28th at Boulder Beer Company in Boulder, CO, fans will be treated to a set from Kyle Hollingsworth Band and a selection of more than 60 craft beers from 30 breweries. Kyle's Hoopla Pale Ale and unique collaborations from Hollingsworth and select breweries will also be on hand in Berkeley and Boulder. Tickets for Berkeley and Boulder events go on sale Friday, May 25, at 10AM local time at www.kylehollingsworth.com. Both festivals will benefit Conscious Alliance.

The Summer of Brews continues as Hollingsworth brings his interactive Brewru Experience to Electric Forest Festival in Rothbury, MI, and Horning's Hideout in North Plains, OR, to provide fans with a look into his life of brewing and to connect them with renowned craft breweries.

Also, during The String Cheese Incident's summer tour, Hollingsworth will again host Hop On Tour concert events. At select shows, lucky fans that find a Hop On Tour Golden Ticket in posters purchased from Conscious Alliance will have the opportunity to meet Hollingsworth backstage for exclusive beer tasting with select breweries.

Details on Summer of Brews events can be found below and more information is coming soon about the Brewru Experiences and Hop On Tour events. Stay tuned to www.kylehollingsworth.com for more information.

Incident in Atlanta @ The Tabernacle 11-17-2000

Today marks the 10 year anniversary of 11.17.00 and our historic show at The Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA! Now that you've had a week to listen to the re-mastered recordings on "Incident in Atlanta", what do you think?