Steely Dan’s iconic album, Pretzel Logic, will be making a comeback on July 28th after an absence of 35 years. The album was greatly received as it marked the band’s first release to break into Billboard’s Top 10. “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number”, the band’s most successful hit, is featured on the album along with timeless classics such as “Any Major Dude Will Tell You,” “East St. Louis Toodle-Oo,” and “Barrytown.”
Pretzel Logic’s vinyl release is part of Geffen/UMe’s plan to reissue Steely Dan’s classic ABC and MCA Records catalog, returning the band’s first seven records to vinyl, most of which have not been accessible since their original release. Donald Fagen, Steely Dan’s founding member, has overseen the reissue program that commenced with the group’s debut album “Can’t Buy A Thrill” in November of 2022. most recently, 1973’s “Countdown to Ecstasy” was reissued in May 2023.
The album underwent a meticulous remastering process by Bernie Grundman, using the original analog tapes. It is now available on 180-gram black vinyl at 33 1/3 RPM. Additionally, Pretzel Logic will be released as a limited premium edition on Ultra High-Quality Vinyl (UHQR) from Analogue Productions, the audiophile in-house reissue label of Acoustic Sounds. Analogue Productions is also releasing this series of titles on Super Audio CD (SACD).
Fans can pre-order Pretzel Logic ahead of its release on July 28th, from the link provided: https://steelydan.lnk.to/PretzelLogicVinylPR. Steely Dan fans and vinyl enthusiasts can look forward to revisiting Pretzel Logic and adding the album to their classic record collection.
British musician’s rap captures joy of Spring Festival in Guangdong
GUANGZHOU /PRNewswire/ — A report from GDToday:
As the Year of the Dragon draws near, the lion dance is set to take center stage in Guangdong’s Spring Festival celebrations. Legend has it that the dancing lion was designed in the image of one of the nine sons of loong, or the Chinese dragon. Inspired by this rich tradition, British musician Shaun Gibson has penned a bilingual rap about the dragon dance and the lion dance, inviting global travelers to experience the Chinese New Year in Guangdong.
In the music video, vibrant dragon dance and lion dance performances unfold against the backdrop of iconic landmarks such as the Guangzhou Cultural & Arts Centre, Guangzhou Museum of Art, Foshan Ancestral Temple, and Jieyang’s Qiaolin township. Click on the video and immerse yourself in the festive ambiance of Guangdong!
Sugar Land’s Sweet Beats Music Festival Official Lineup & Ticket Sale Release
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Feb. 9, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Spectrum Concessions and the City of Sugar Land announce the official lineup and ticket release for the Sweet Beats Music Festival. Taking place at The Crown Festival Park on May 4-5, 2024, the event will showcase an exciting mix of live music, featuring performances like Red Clay Strays’ “Wondering Why,” Gin Blossoms, Rebelution, and JJ Grey & Mofro. Alongside musical acts, the festival is set to host the largest Cinco De Mayo celebration in Sugar Land, offering a variety of activities suitable for the whole family.
- Headliners: Rebelution, JJ Grey & Mofro.
- Performances by: Gin Blossoms, Red Clay Strays, Keller Williams, North Mississippi Allstars, The Powell Brothers, New Breed Brass Band, DeLuna Band, Latin Groove Band.
- Tribute Acts: Rumours Atl (Fleetwood Mac Tribute), Selena Forever (Tribute to Selena), Too Much Too Say (Tribute to Dave Matthews Band).
- Also Featuring: Rapture, New Orleans Hustlers Brass Band, Mark May.
Tickets for the festival are now available for purchase online on the Sweet Beats Music Festival Website. Attendees are advised to buy tickets early due to high demand.
More than music, the festival offers:
- Sweet Beats Cantina: The place to be on May 5th, offering the biggest Cinco de Mayo celebration in Sugar Land with vibrant Latin music, dance, tequila tastings, and a variety of food options.
- Beats Beer Garden: Relax with the smooth tunes from piano bar entertainer Ventzi Nelson.
- Keith King BMX Shows: Experience high-energy BMX stunts that will get your adrenaline rushing.
- Reptile Adventures: Discover a world of fascinating reptiles with the number one reptile show in the country.
- Body Marbling: Transform your body into glowing works of art.
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Sponsors include Marriott Sugar Land, Silver Eagle Distributors and BMW.
For sponsorship inquiries, contact Steve Wilson at Steve@Experience-Maker.com.
Visit the Sweet Beats Music Festival official website for details.
About Spectrum Concessions:
The festival is produced by Spectrum Concessions, a Texas‐based production and hospitality company that coordinates a diverse array of events, from music festivals to seasonal celebrations, across the United States and Canada. They will also be hosting the Sugar Land Jazz Festival coming annually to Sugar Land in 2024.
About Visit Sugar Land:
Visit Sugar Land is the city’s official tourism promotion agency, working in tandem with partners like Spectrum Concessions to showcase the rich culture, events, and attractions that the city offers.
CONTACT: Krista McDaniel, email@example.com
SOURCE Spectrum Concessions
New Orleans Jazz Festival 2024
NEW ORLEANS, LA, UNITED STATES /EINPresswire.com/ — New Orleans Guest House, located in the heart of New Orleans, is thrilled to welcome music lovers to the city for the much-anticipated 2024 New Orleans Jazz Festival. As the city buzzes with excitement, the Guest House stands out as a prime location for attendees seeking a charming and convenient stay during this iconic event.
New Orleans is like a big musical Gumbo. The sound i have is from being in the city my whole life.”— -Trombone Shorty
The Festival Experience
The New Orleans Jazz Festival, a celebration of the city’s rich musical heritage, is scheduled to take place from April 25th to May 4th, 2024. This year’s lineup boasts a diverse array of talent, promising to captivate audiences with vibrant performances and unforgettable experiences.
A Small Sampling of Featured Performers:
The Marsalis Family – A renowned family of jazz musicians, known for their deep roots in New Orleans jazz tradition.
Norah Jones – The Grammy-winning artist, famous for her soulful voice and bluesy melodies.
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue – A high-energy band led by New Orleans native Trombone Shorty, known for their blend of jazz, funk, and hip-hop.
Diana Krall – The world-renowned jazz pianist and vocalist, bringing her unique interpretations of classic jazz standards.
Preservation Hall Jazz Band – A New Orleans staple, known for preserving the traditional jazz sounds of the city.
Kamasi Washington – A modern jazz saxophonist, acclaimed for his innovative approach to jazz and afro-futurism.
Statement from Karen Brem, Marketing Director of New Orleans Guest House:
“As the city comes alive with the rhythm of jazz, we at the New Orleans Guest House are excited to offer our guests a welcoming and convenient base to enjoy all that the Jazz Festival has to offer. While we make no promises other than a fantastic location and genuine hospitality, we believe that our charming accommodations provide the perfect backdrop to your festival experience.”
About New Orleans Guest House:
Located just steps away from the French Quarter and a short distance from the festival grounds, the New Orleans Guest House offers a serene retreat amidst the excitement of the city. Known for its picturesque courtyards and traditional New Orleans architecture, the Guest House is a favorite for travelers seeking an authentic experience.
Booking Information: neworleansguesthouse.com
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