Under the Radar has announced Covers of Covers, the magazine’s first-ever album! In honor of their 20th anniversary, they banded together some of their favorite musicians and asked them to cover any song by any artist who had been on the front or back cover of their print magazine over the years. Covers of Covers is due out March 4, 2022, via American Laundromat Records, but today we are sharing two of its tracks: Grandaddy's cover of Metric's “Blindness” and EMA's cover of Modest Mouse's “Trailer Trash.”
Read the full article HERE.
Covers of Covers will be available on CD and digitally, with cassette tape and vinyl releases in the works too. Visit www.alr-music.com to preorder the album. They are also donating $1.00 from every physical album sold and every full album download purchased to Sweet Relief Musicians Fund!
We're proud to announce our partnership with Bill Graham Memorial Foundation to launch the BGP Remembers Fund. If you're in the music and arts world and struggling due to the pandemic, please apply for assistance, and spread the word.
While we are beginning to see some light, it looks to be a slow and curvy road to full recovery in the music and arts world.
100% of the money donated to this fund will go toward helping folks within our extended communities - the artists, as well as the many “behind the scenes” workers without whom the show truly could not go on. Contributions to this fund will help to pay for medical expenses, housing, food and vital living expense such as utilities, clothing, transportation, program services and counseling.
This fund is currently active and we welcome applications from anyone in the broader "Bill Graham Communities” who feel they could use a hand.
Our friends at Musically Fed have partnered with Rhino Staging in Tempe, Arizona to give back this holiday season. They will be hosting a drive-thru food and essential item distribution on Saturday, December 18th from 10a-noon.
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Whippoorwill arts launches music alive program, offering bay area musicians $1,000 in grants
Calling all roots musicians performing in the Bay Area! Whippoorwill Arts launched Music aLIVE offering up to $1000 grants to musicians for live performances.
Music aLIVE supports roots musicians enriching the Bay area community through live music. We encourage musicians to think “outside the box” and to partner with presenting organizations to set up public concerts, for example K-12 public schools, public parks, senior living communities, etc. The grant is intended to help musicians get back to work with paid live performances and bring live music to folks who don’t usually have access. Grants range up to $1000 (depending on ensemble size and length of the concert).
This grant program is open to both new and established musicians who play Roots, Bluegrass, Folk, Americana, Blues, and global roots music. We welcome soloists, two- or three-piece ensembles. Larger groups may submit and will be accepted on a case-by-case basis. We strongly encourage applications from BIPOC, disabled, and LGBTQIA+ musicians.
Whippoorwill Arts has created initiatives including Whippoorwill Arts Artist Awards, Arts & Music Collaborations, Banjo Boy Coffee Concerts, Whippoorwill Arts Festival of Americana Music, Healthy Living (Vegan Diet and Nutrition), and the Music Home Project by which Whippoorwill Arts seeks to present, support, and promote traditional musicians and the music they preserve, create and share—with a focus on the local community and their networks.
SPOTLIGHT FUND: Robin Sylvester
Robin has been hospitalized for several months, several times, over recent years. He has been waiting on a kidney transplant throughout the past decade. Via years of ongoing dialysis, his body has increasingly been subjected to ever-more profound challenges. His spirit, however, remains as strong and beautiful as anyone who has ever known him will attest.
Learn more, and please consider donating, at the link below.