News In Brief: The Cynz and Slamdinistas, Dave Mason, Mon Laferte, Silver Convention

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The Cynz will be joined by Slamdinistas, Tony Valentino of The Standells, Tony Marsico and The Ugly Thingz and the Drool Brothers when they hit the Viper Room in West Hollywood, Calif., on March 7th.

Coming from New Jersey The Cynz have made quite a stir up and down the East Coast with worldwide radio airplay including DJ’s Rodney Bingenheimer, Palmyra Delran, Bill Kelly, Genya Raven and Manfred Jones, all on Little Steven’s Underground Garage Sirius XM Ch. 21.

The Cynz are evolving into a rising national act, and the buzz is on in Los Angeles. The show is for patrons 21 years and older. The Viper Room is located at 8852 West Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, Calif. Go HERE for more information. Tickets HERE.

Beach Boys with Mike Love Enlist Dave Mason on Tour

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The Beach Boys with Mike Love get an assist from Dave Mason on a handful of dates on the Endless Summer Gold Tour, it was announced. The dates have been added to Mason’s previously announced spring 2024 Traffic Jam tour.

The Beach Boys, co-founded by Love, is best known for 1960s hits like “Good Vibrations,” “California Girls,” “I Get Around,” “Surfin’ Safari” and “God Only Knows.” A new limited-edition book, “The Beach Boys” by The Beach Boys, will be published on April 2. The book will chronicle the group’s career from its launch in 1961 and include remembrances from band members as well as famous fans like Bob Dylan and Eric Clapton.

For Beach Boys tickets go HERE 

Mason will open for The Beach Boys in Bridgeport, Conn., on May 24; Saratoga Springs on May 25; Gilford, NH on May 26; Holmdel, NJ on June 1 and Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, NY on Aug. 8.

Dave Mason tickets are available HERE

Mon Laferte Takes Autopoiética Tour Across North America

Chilean-Mexican powerhouse Mon Laferte, renowned for her genre-bending music and powerful stage presence, announces her Autopoiética Tour 2024 across North America. The 16-city tour kicks off on May 2 at the Rosemont Theatre in Chicago, making stops in Austin, San Francisco, and more, before wrapping up in Seattle at the Paramount Theatre on May 31.

While over 1.5 million digital records sold in Latin America speak volumes, Mon Laferte’s impact transcends mere statistics. She’s not just the best-selling Chilean artist of the 21st century – she’s a critically acclaimed singer-songwriter embraced by audiences and music experts.

In less than a decade, Mon Laferte has carved her name among the most successful artists of our time. Mon Laferte’s success isn’t solely about accolades. The powerful connection she builds with her listeners through songs like “Tu Falta de Querer,” “Si Tu Me Quisieras,” “Mi Buen Amor,” and her iconic duet with Juanes, “Amarrame,” resonate deeply, transforming her into a fan favorite. Tickets.

Ethan Lipton & His Orchestra to Release Fifth Album

Ethan Lipton & His Orchestra will release their fifth album, Did You Do The Thing We Talked About? this Friday, February 16. The quartet writes music steeped in 20th-century American traditions—jazz, folk, country, blues, and rock—but tackles modern subjects with urgency, humor, and a well of deep feeling. Today, they share the final single before the album’s release with “Justice for the Dead.”

In addition to four studio albums, Ethan Lipton & His Orchestra created the musicals No Place to Go and The Outer Space. “Justice for the Dead” is from a play of Ethan’s called Tumacho. In the play, a famous gunslinger is trying to explain to the woman who killed his son that he won’t be seeking revenge against her.

“Personally, I’ve always been a bit revenge curious,” said Lipton of the track. “By that I mean I can empathize with the feeling that hurting someone else might ease my own pain. And there’s a part of me that wishes revenge produced more positive outcomes, that it actually made the world a better place. But the evidence doesn’t seem to bear that out. And so, in the end, I vote against revenge.”

“Justice for the Dead” follows the LP’s heartfelt opening track “Talking To Bonnie” and “Mess That Summer”, the latter accompanied by a video starring Alex Borstein from “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”

Silver Convention’s ‘Save Me’ Gets Expanded Reissue Release

Silver Convention’s classic debut, Save Me, will gets an expanded reissue release on March 29 courtesy of Omnivore Recordings, in association with Good Time Records.

The album returns with five bonus tracks, including both commercial and promotional 12-inch mixes of songs including the ubiquitous “Fly Robin Fly.” Packaging features the original international cover art (with the U.S. artwork replicated inside), a 12-page color booklet featuring photos and ephemera, and new, insightful liner notes from writer Joe Marchese outlining the genesis of the project and the global hit record it became.

Silver Convention, which was named after songwriter Sylvester Levay’s nickname of “Silver,” was formed in Munich, Germany, and burst onto the music scene in 1975 with their recording of “Save Me” — a track originally sold to 16 countries (including the US) at MIDEM, the global music business conference. It became the title track of their debut album a hit that introduced the world to “The Munich Sound,” AKA “Eurodisco.”

The album’s second single was the smash hit “Fly Robin Fly.” It not only topped the disco charts for three weeks, it did the same on the pop charts the following month. The single sold over one million copies and was awarded a gold disc by R.I.A.A. in December of 1975.