Cool news: Jack White will release a new album on June 10; the title is “Lazaretto.” Check out the video for the new track “High Ball Stepper” below. It’s a volcanic instrumental filled with his usual blues-meets-punk, fuzz-toned, effect-laden guitar stylings.
The 2014 Night Lights Fall Music Festival is stepping it up; check out this lineup for the event, set for Sept. 12-13 on the Great Blue Heron grounds in Sherman, N.Y. Snarky Puppy, which just played a sold-out show at the (late) Crooked I will headline. Also playing: Turkuaz, Mike Dillon Band, Consider the Source, Jimkata, Aqueous, the Manhattan Project, Smackdab, Funktional Flow, Lazlo Hollyfeld, Broccoli Samurai and more to be announced.
Early bird tickets ($60) are on sale now and include camping and parking. Visit www.nightlightsfest.com for more details.
You know summer is getting closer when the lineup is posted for the UPMC Sunset Music Series at Presque Isle State Park’s Beach 1. The lineup:
June 11: Ruby Port, Rising Regina
June 18: Stiletto, Sirsy
June 25: Falling Hollywood, JD Eicher and the Goodnights
July 2: Symba, the Bigness
July 9: MJT, Lucky Dog
July 16: Sam Hyman, Tennesee Backporch