Road Angel Project Vol. 5 featuring Inara George (the bird and the bee) and Michael Andrews covering "Southern Nights"
The Bird & The Bee's Inara George launched the "Road Angel Project" last year, which is a series of collaborative benefit singles raising money for Sweet Relief Musician Fund's COVID-19 Fund. The fifth in the series pairs Inara with Michael Andrews -- who you may know from Greyboy Allstars or the scores for Donnie Darko or Freaks & Geeks, among others -- and together they cover Allen Toussaint's classic, "Southern Nights." It's a delicate, ethereal rendition of the song, miles away from the original.
"'Southern Nights' is one from the archives," Michael Andrews says. "Recorded sometime in 2009, I was sleep deprived from a newborn, Inara George, Robert Walter (Greyboy Allstars keyboardist), and I were exploring the genius of Allen Toussaint. Inspired by the first few bars of his original, I repurposed the words and melody and we pedaled our way though this calm, possibly Southern California night."
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With the grit and tenacity that have exemplified their history to date, Flogging Molly is excited to announce their upcoming St. Patrick’s Day livestream performance. Taking place Wednesday, March 17 at the iconic Whelan’s Irish Pub in Dublin, Ireland, in partnership with Bushmills Irish Whiskey®, the world’s oldest licensed whiskey distillery, Flogging Molly will put on a St. Paddy’s Day party for the record books, bringing the good times, great whiskey, vivid stories, and music of the band – straight from Ireland – directly to fans around the world.
Early bird tickets for the livestream are available now via FloggingMollyLive.com and will run through Friday, March 12 at midnight EST. Various exclusive streaming bundles include a t-shirt, limited edition poster, Lucky Bag, virtual meet & greet with the band, and access to a stripped-down acoustic set of fan favorites and Irish traditional songs. The show begins at 12 pm PT, 3 pm ET, and 7 pm Ireland/GMT time, and from there, purchasers will have full access to stream the entire show whenever they like through midnight ET on Sunday, March 21.
Tickets will start at $15 per household, with unlimited streams available across 5 days (March 17-21). The live airing, pre-show and after-show acoustic performance will be directed by Dublin-based director Richie Smyth (Irish director of multiple U2 videos, feature films, Guinness commercial spots and more), and Flogging Molly have partnered with global event promoter Danny Wimmer Presents for the production. A portion of the band’s proceeds from ticket sales will go directly to a favorite charity of theirs, Sweet Relief’s COVID-19 Crew Fund, which supports road crew members grounded and out of work during the global pandemic.
LIVE on Friday 2/26 @ 4PM PST—you’re invited for FUN and FUNdraising with our friends JaM Cellars! Grab a creami-licious glass of Butter Chardonnay and join them on Facebook Live or YouTube for JaMHappyHour benefiting Sweet Relief. Tune in and rock out this final Friday with special guest G. Love of G. Love & Special Sauce. Great wine, stellar tunes and doing good for musicians? Now that’s music to our ears!
JaM Cellars has committed $25,000 through 2021 by donating $1 for every click, like and share made during JaMHappyHours benefiting Sweet Relief, up to $2,500 per show. Since December, they’ve raised $6,705 and have hosted amazing artists including Mondo Cozmo and Magic Giant. Monthly on every final Friday we’ll be sipping delish wines and JaMming for a good cause with JaM Cellars and a special guest artist. Check the virtual live music calendar and join us for cheers and applause.
Check out Overcoats perform live from The Sultan Room in the second of four Sessions That Never Sleep presented by Jack Daniel's.
Jack Daniel's Sessions That Never Sleep are perfect for the city that never sleeps, because NYC's music scene is electrified and alive no matter what surprises the universe may throw in our way.
Jeff Schroeder (Smashing Pumpkins) , Kevin Rudolf, and Tommy Marz to perform at for the crew benefitting sweet relief
Set for Saturday, March 6 at 7pm ET, “For The Crew,” presented by NoCap and in collaboration with Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, will feature performances by Jeff Schroeder (Smashing Pumpkins) , Kevin Rudolf, and Tommy Marz. Proceeds from the event will be going directly to support members of the live music industry; the road crew who are the backbone of every show, night-after-night, that have been devastated by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
OUT NOW! ERRORGRID Record's first compilation featuring tracks by their entire artist roster is out now on Bandcamp. The pay-what-you-can album will be directly benefitting Sweet Relief and our mission to help musicians and music industry workers in need. Listen at the link below.
This conceptual album celebrates the coexistence of polar opposites and explores the symbiotic balance of extremes as a journey through a stark experimental electronic landscape, ranging from subtle dark ambient to harsh power noise.
Mastering generously donated by Joshua Eustis of Telefon Tel Aviv.
Original artwork gifted by Maëlle Cadoret.
Artist Limor Dekel donating portion of proceeds from music-related art sales to sweet relief
We're very excited to announce the support of an amazing artist, Limor Dekel! As many of us do, she misses live music and frequently recalls all the joy it has brought to her in her lifetime. Including when her husband plays! Because of this, she felt compelled to give back to musicians and industry workers that made those live shows possible. Those folks that have now been greatly impacted by the continuing pandemic.
Limor has decided to donate 30% of her profits from all the sales of her music-related art! You can shop originals, prints, and merchandise at the link below.
Thank you, Limor!