Nooky Jones’ New EP Is The “Sweetest” Of 2019’s New EPs

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EPs are some of the most under- and unappreciated records in the music industry.  Composed sometimes of no more than three songs, others as many as six or seven songs, they are often overlooked by audiences simply because they are not full-length recordings.  Given, sometimes they are little more than space-fillers to tide fans over between albums, but in other cases, they are chances for new, up-and-coming acts to get their feet in the door.  Whether one is the case or the other, the fact of the matter is that EPs deserve just as much credit as their full-length counterparts.  That is something that this critic has preached for years.  Keeping that in mind, they deserve a year-ender “Best Of” list as those records, and that is exactly what is presented here.

From Sister Hazel’s latest EPs Fire and Earth to underground rockers Charm City Devils’ latest offering 1904 to indie artist Denim’s new EP Endless Summer and more, this year has provided a lot to appreciate in the way of EPs.  There’s some rock here, some r&b and even some reggae, so this list is not limited to just one genre.  As with every list, this list features the Top 10 titles plus five honorable mentions for a total of 15 titles.  Those honorable mentions are not bad titles.  Everything was based on general content overall and the records’ separate lyrical and musical content.  Without further ado, here is Phil’s Picks 2019 Top 10 New EPs.

 

PHIL’S PICKS 2019 TOP 10 NEW EPS

  1. Nooky Jones — Like Candy
  2. Sister Hazel — Fire
  3. Sister Hazel — Earth
  4. Santana — In Search of Mona Lisa
  5. Denim — Endless Summer
  6. Joyous Wolf — Place in Time
  7. Lakou Mizik & The 79ers Gang — Iko Kreyol
  8. ZFG — ZFG
  9. Hot 8 Brass Band — Take Cover
  10. Charm City Devils — 1904
  11. The Jacks — The Jacks
  12. Wake Hate — Deep Sleep
  13. 18th & Addison — Old Blues / Modern Love
  14. The Crash Republic — HomewreckersSweet Apathy
  15. August Burns Red — Phantom Sessions

 

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ZFG Announces New Live Dates

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Independent rock band ZFG is hitting the road next month.

The band, which features the lineup of Trev Lukather (son of founding Toto member Steve Lukather), Sam Porcaro (son of original Toto bassist Jeff Porcaro), Josh Devine (One Direction) and vocalist Jules Galli, will join Adelitas Way and The Winery Dogs for a series of live dates running from April 17 – May 31.

The tour is in support of the band’s new self-titled EP. The band debuted the lyric video for the EP’s latest single, ‘Special‘ last month.  The video places the lyrics for the song in various places and situations throughout the backdrop of a busy city.  The song’s musical arrangement is a composition that will appeal largely to fans of rock from the late 80s and early 90s.

The first portion of the tour runs from April 17 to May 12, and features performances scheduled in cities, such as  Joliet, IL; Denver, CO and Heath, OH. Once the band wraps that schedule, its members will take some time off to rest and recharge before heading back out on May 25 with The Winery Dogs.

ZFG’s tour with The Winery Dogs is currently scheduled to run from May 25 to May 31 and features performances in cities, such as Anaheim, CA; Las Vegas, NV and Beverly Hills, CA.

ZFG’s current tour schedule is noted below.

ZFG w/ Adeltias Way “What it Takes” Tour Dates:

4/17 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
4/19 Austin, TX @ Come and Take it Live
4/20 Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey
4/24 Heath, OH @ Muddy Creek Saloon
4/26 Tucson, AZ @ Pima County Fair
4/27 Easton, PA @ One Centre Square
4/28 Buffalo, NY @ Iron Works
5/1 Pittsburgh, PA @ Crafthouse
5/2 Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
5/3 Battle Creek, MI @ Music Factory
5/4 Joliet, IL @ The Forge
5/5 Madison, WI @ Majestic Theater
5/8 Chippewa Falls, WI @ Every Buddys
5/9 Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line
5/10 Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre
5/11 Denver, CO @ Marquis
5/12 Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep

ZFG w/ The Winery Dogs “Who Let The Dogs Out” Tour:

5/25 Las Vegas, NV – Vamp’d
5/28 Sacramento, CA – Crest Theater
5/29 Santa Cruz, CA – Rio Theater
5/30 Anaheim, CA – The Grove
5/31 Beverly Hills, CA – Saban Theatre

More information on ZFG’s upcoming tour schedule is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

 

Website: http://www.ZFGband.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ZFGband

Twitter: http://twitter.com/zfgband

 

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