Boston’s Jenna Paone is releasing her first full length solo album today after 6 years building a name for herself. Blending classic pop, soul, blues, and folk rock into stylish, memorable tracks, Jenna Paone is the kind of artist you just can’t get out of your head. She rocks the house with a captivating stage presence and she’s been compared to both Adele and Sara Bareilles. This is no surprise when you find out she has twenty-five years of training in classical and contemporary piano, voice, ballet, and theater, and that she has studied at Syracuse University, Interlochen Arts Academy, The Royal Academy of Dance, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, and The Berklee College of Music. Resume aside, this is an artist to watch, and not only is her new album coming out today but she has a couple upcoming shows which you maybe might want to catch 😉
October 1, 2014
Rockwood Music Hall – NY, NY
October 4, 2014
The Tree House Lounge – Washington, DC
You may see some people acting odd today. They might be grooving out in their cars, dancing in the streets or otherwise getting funky with it and the reason is probably because they got their hands on Dina Regine’s new album and it’s put the happy in their feet and the boogie in their booties. Dina’s been a working musician/songwriter, photographer and DJ for years in her home town of NYC and for Right On, Alright she’s called in some of New York City’s heaviest hitters, to bring it all to life. It’s a super duper awesome album, and it’s out today – check it out!
Hey RUST fans we’ve got a phresh release out today to point your ears towards. Brooklyn-based neo soul duo Little Jackie – made of songwriter Imani Coppola and producer Adam Pallin – are back back with their 3rd studio album release The Queen of Prospect Park. You’ve probably already heard them on the big and small screens in places like I Don’t Know How She Does It starring Sarah Jessica Parker and shows like Greys Anatomy. We like their groove a lot – check them out!
Soft News today is releasing their innovative cover album of reimagined 80s pop songs – Used Melodies. Featuring songs by Pet Shop Boys, Billy Idol, Big Star, Journey, Bruce Springsteen & Lionel Ritchie to name a few, Used Melodies by Soft News was recorded and produced by Erik Laroi in his home studio in New York. The album was mixed by Charles Newman and Ray Ketchem and features backing vocals by Lorraine Lelis (Mahogany, Aarktica) and Margaret White (Sparklehorse) and string arrangements by Perry Serpa (TV On The Radio, The Sharp Things) and Jean Cook (Ida, Mountain Ocean Sun). Check it out!
We’re working hard here compiling the new magazine editions and not only are we almost done with Issue #3 but it looks like we’ll actually have FIVE launch issues! Stay tuned, until then, we’re radio silent while we get this done!
Ralph Roddenberry performs for RUST Magazine on September 4, 2014 in the hills of NE Georgia. Audio recorded with a pair of Cascade Fat Head II microphones. Special lens effect from a 1987 Canon 135mm Soft Focus lens.
RUST Magazine has been following BC’s Stephen McCorry for a while, and he has just released his debut EP Gliding Amongst The Crows, and it’s a peaceful, deep voyage that flows and rolls like a wide river under changing skies. Several years ago Stephen set out with nothing but his guitar and quickly became known on the Vancouver scene busking and appearing at the local venues. With his time on the streets and the scene, he has developed a signature style of gentle instrumentation and patient composition. His music is thoughtful, insightful and personal, and we’re super happy to see him put out his first release so the whole world can hear him. This is an artist with a natural sense of music and a unique sense of writing. His lyrics are wise well beyond his young years and he has a beautiful sense of instrumentation. What really makes him special is his individuality and how his music projects a singular, unique presence. His whisper is the one that will be heard in the proverbial noisy room, and we’re very happy to have heard it ourselves.