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Photo Courtesy: RCA Records

Photo Courtesy: RCA Records

KELLY CLARKSON 2015

Kelly Clarkson is planning the release of her seventh album in 2015.  Although there is no word yet on the date the untitled record will be dropping, ABC News reports that at a Nashville presser, Clarkson said the follow-up to her 2011 Stronger release would be “…amazing.  And you’re going to love it.”

“It’s an uplifting record.  I’ve always been a person about empowerment and doing empowering songs.  There’s empowering songs on the record and there’s a lot of positive on there,” she added.

The three-time Grammy winning artist said that her new single would be out in January and sources say, January 5 is the specific release date.  A Saint Louis radio station reports the single will be “pure pop,” but there has been no confirmation from Clarkson’s camp on that.

The singer has gone between country, pop and rock throughout her career and fans are anxious to know what the album will be like.

“There’s all kinda of genres,” Clarkson said.  “I’m obviously affected by the community I live in so there’s a little bit of everything.  Might have a special guest on the album…It’s a great record.”

Rumors of a summer tour in support of the album are also afloat.

Photo Courtesy: DGC Records

Photo Courtesy: DGC Records

BLINK 182 & MAKING MUSIC

Blink-182 recently revealed further plans for a long-awaited new album and they’ll be recording outside of the traditional studio environment.

“I’m not totally sure how it’s going to work but the goal is to find an area or an environment that’s different and not just a normal studio to be together as [we] architect the songs and inspire each other in ways that we did back in that timeframe,” Tom DeLonge told Gigwise.  “I think if we can pull off those few things we’ll be in really, really good shape.”

In a manner much like the band’s 2003 Untitled album, Blink is going for a non-traditional way of making music.  For their previous release, the band rented a home in San Diego and abandoned their previous separate writing and recording process in favor of tackling each song together, resulting in a new and divisive musical direction for the band.

“We’ve always done what we liked, and on the Untitled record there was a lot of debate where we thought our fans wouldn’t even like it, but I think we succeeded by sticking to what we wanted to do, and it turned out to be the one that the fans like the most,” added DeLonge.

This next album will be Blink’s seventh, and their first full-length release since 2011’s Neighborhoods.  It is slated for a summer 2015 release and recently obtained a “partner” for its release that is yet unspecified.

Photo Courtesy: Interscope Records

Photo Courtesy: Interscope Records

THE ROAD TO RIXTON

Pop-rock group Rixton made a splash in the U.K., and now, they’re aiming to conquer the other side of the pond.

The four-member group announced on Twitter that their debut album will be titled Let the Road and will be released in the United States on January 6.   The quartet’s first full-length follows the EP Me and My Broken Heart, which was released in March 2014.  The set contained the hit single of the same name, which reached No. 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 in May.

The record will include co-writes with hit-maker Benny Blanco, as well as a song written by Ed Sheeran.

“Songs have survived 6 years to make it on this album, back when me and Danny were writing in the caravan having no idea where they would end up.  We feel incredibly humbled to be able to share this with our fans, and we hope you enjoy listening to it, just as much as we enjoyed making it,” lead vocalist Jake Roche explained of their forthcoming debut.

In addition to the album announcement, Rixton debuted the lyric video for their current single Wait on Me.  But that’s not all; the group is also hitting the road as an opening act on Ariana Grande’s The Honeymoon Tour, which kicks off February 25.

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Local Vibe

DEB & THE DYNAMICS

Deb and the Dynamics is a soulful blues and R&B band playing everything from Louis Jordan to Janis Joplin and more. The band includes the remarkable chops of Deb Salyer, Michael Baer on the keyboard, the smokin’ skins of Cory McClure, the effortless sounds of Newt Cole and Don Hulgas’ saxophone action.

- January 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30: 6 – 9 pm at Pincher’s Wyndham Hotel in Fort Myers Beach, FL.
- January 3: 7 – 10 pm at Dale’s Dockside in North Fort Myers, FL.
- January 4, 11, 18 & 25: 1 – 4 pm at Doc Ford’s in Fort Myers Beach, FL.
- January 6: 6 – 10 pm at Fathom’s at Cape Harbour in Cape Coral, FL.
- January 8, 15 & 22: 7:30 – 11 pm at Bert’s Bar & Grill in Matlacha, FL.
- January 10: 2 – 6 pm at The Hut in Fort Myers, FL.

GYPSY LANE

Gypsy Lane is one of Southwest Florida’s most entertaining party bands.  With everything from reggae to Motown, funk to dance, this band is composed of nothing but the best.  The group has backed musicians such as The Village People, Ritchie Family, Patti La Belle and many more.  Jam with Gypsy Lane on:

- January 9 & 10: 9 pm at Seminole Casino in Immokalee, FL.

CHICAGO MOB

The Chicago Mob came together in 2009 as a funky, danceable blues and Motown band that really knows how to have a great time. They play everything from the Doobie Brothers to Robert Johnson’s Sweet Home Chicago, and give audiences one heck of a “Mob” shake down.  Funk with the Mob on:

- January 3 & 31: 4 pm at Seminole Casino in Immokalee, FL.
- January 4 & 18: 12 pm at Seminole Casino in Immokalee, FL.
- January 10: 7 pm at Ter-Tini’s in Fort Myers, FL.
- January 16: 6:30 pm at The Sandy Parrot in Fort Myers, FL.