(Rapid City, SD) – Shiner Beer and country artist Brandon Jones announced a tour sponsorship deal taking the band on the road starting in the spring of 2022.  The Brandon Jones Shiner tour will feature 60+ appearances in 6+ states, from March to December 2022.  The sponsorship deal includes naming rights to the band’s tour… View Article
    (Rapid City, SD) – This year, the HomeSlice Group won seven awards during the AAF Black Hills American Advertising Awards competition in February. This competition recognizes the creativity and excellence of advertising and promotional material in western South Dakota. The HomeSlice Group received six Silver ADDYs: Local Television Advertising, Pioneer Bank & Trust’s Veteran’s Day… View Article
    (Rapid City, SD) –  HomeSlice Artist Management Vice President, Shane Funk, announced this morning that the firm has signed Blacklite District to its roster. Blacklite District is the musical pseudonym of singer/songwriter Kyle Pfeiffer, a Spearfish native, but known all over the streaming world. Blacklite District has a loyal digital following, closing in on 200,000… View Article
    The HomeSlice Group, in partnership with Monument Health and the Children’s Miracle Network, came together to raise over ninety-thousand dollars through the CMN Radiothon. This record high comes in at over ten-thousand dollars more than the previous year’s fundraising and will directly benefit children’s healthcare in the region.The Children’s Miracle Network is a national organization… View Article
    Taryn Edlund has been promoted to Corporate Vice President at the HomeSlice Group.  Edlund is the HomeSlice executive charged with overseeing the Loud American Roadhouse in Sturgis.  Taryn also plays key roles at the corporate level of the company, including finance, risk management, margin assessment and human resources.  “In a short number of years, Taryn Edlund… View Article


Sturgis Fire Crews quickly knock down fire in Pine Street home Friday

STURGIS, S.D. – Sturgis fire crews responded to a structure fire Friday morning on Pine Street. Sturgis Fire Chief Scott Lensegrav says the fire began in some contents on the second floor of the structure and it ended up burning a hole through the floor. Crews were able to quickly contain the fire and keep […]

Sat, 01 Oct 2022

Supporters invited to “Bucking Cancer Fundraising Auction” for Chad Cordell

STURGIS, SD – When a diagnosis of stage 3 cancer is made, it leaves a family in shock – struggling to treat the disease while still needing to make a living. Chad and Amanda Cordell of Sturgis are among such people. Friends are putting on the “Bucking Cancer Fundraising Auction For Chad Cordell,” Sat., Oct. […]

Fri, 30 Sep 2022

South Dakota schools to receive over $4 million to address student needs

(Pierre, SD) — SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) – The U.S. Department of Education awarded states nearly $1 billion through the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (BSCA) to help schools provide students with safe and supportive learning environments that are critical for their success. According to a press release from the U.S. Department of Education, […]

Fri, 30 Sep 2022

I-90 Exit 37 westbound on-ramp near Sturgis to close

STURGIS, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says that the westbound on-ramp at exit 37 will close at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022. The ramp will be closed to allow crews to construct a new, longer ramp in its place. The ramp is expected to remain closed until Tuesday, Nov. […]

Fri, 30 Sep 2022

Sturgis, other communities receive funding from Biden’s American Rescue Plan

PIERRE, S.D. – The City of Sturgis is among those receiving a portion of $167,247,512 in grants and loans for drinking water, wastewater, and solid waste projects in South Dakota. The South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR) announced the Board of Water and Natural Resources approval at Thursday’s meeting in Pierre. The […]

Fri, 30 Sep 2022

Music News

Genesis Sells Off Song Publishing And Masters For $300 Million

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Phil Collins and Genesis are the latest artists to cash out their publishing and master recording catalogues for the big bucks, according to Rolling Stone. The $300 million deal with Concord includes the group and solo works of Collins and bandmates Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford from 1975 on -- but excludes anything from Peter Gabriel's six-year stint in the band.

Concord president Bob Valentine told The Wall Street Journal, which broke the story, quote, "In the world we live in today with Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, all these things that drive consumption of older music there are definitely ways for us as a record company to bring some of this music back to life."

Among the classic tunes the new deal includes are such Genesis standards as "Follow You, Follow Me," "Afterglow," "No Reply At All," "Misunderstanding," "Behind The Lines," "Turn It On Again," "Abacab," "Mama," "Man On The Corner," "That's All," "Paperlate," "Illegal Alien," "Invisible Touch," "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight," "Land Of Confusion," "Throwing It All Away," "In Too Deep," and "I Can't Dance" -- along with such solo hits as Mike + The Mechanics' "Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground)," "The Living Years," and "All I Need Is A Miracle."

Perhaps the biggest part of the deal are the copyrights and ownership to Phil Collins' solo hits from the '80s including "In The Air Tonight," "Easy Lover," "I Don't Care Anymore," "Against All Odds," "One More Night," "Sussudio," "Don't Lose My Number," "Take Me Home," "Long Long Way To Go," "Two Hearts," "Another Day In Paradise," "I Wish It Would Rain Down," and "Something Happened On The Way To Heaven," among others.

In October 2016, Phil Collins published his long-awaited autobiography, Not Dead Yet: The Memoir. We asked him if while writing the book, he learned anything by focusing on his past so intently: "Certainly, with the book, I have to say that I'm astonished at how much I did in the '80s and early-'90s, and can't work out how I managed to fit it all in. I've looked at the tours and how many gigs we did and how many gigs I did and the stuff with Robert Plant and Eric (Clapton); I was just doing something all the time. I mean, it was just album after album -- y'know, throw in Phil Bailey and Eric and Robert and Frida (Lyngstad) -- y'know, a daunting amount of stuff that I did. So, it's been great fun revisiting that for the book, 'cause, obviously over the years you gather a lot of stories and reasons you did things that people don't know about."

September 30, 2022

John Mellencamp Rolls Out 76-Date 2023 Tour


John Mellencamp has announced a massive 76-date 2023 tour, which kicks off on February 5th in Bloomington, Indiana and wraps on June 24th in South Bend, Indiana. Ultimate Classic Rock reported the five-month trek will play multiple theater stops in most cities.

Regardless of some of the high class venues he performs at, John Mellencamp always hopes that his audience acts with the proper decorum befitting any live show he performs these days: "People that come to my shows are, y'know -- I hope -- are a bit more elevated in their music taste and know that they're coming there to hear music and not coming there to fight or get drunk or to party. Y'know, don't get me wrong -- I have nothin' wrong with people havin' a drink, or, y'know, bein' stoned a little bit, but I don't want fights breakin' out. I don't wanna have to stop the show ‘cause people people are jumpin' off the stage. I just can't deal with that. Y'know, that was all really fun when you were 28 -- it's silly now." SOUNCUE

JUST ANNOUNCED: John Mellencamp 2023 tour dates (subject to change):

February 5, 6 - Bloomington, IN - Indiana University Auditorium
February 8 - Charlotte, NC - Ovens Auditorium
February 10 - Atlanta, GA - Fox Theatre
February 11 - Jacksonville, FL - The Noran Theatre at Jacksonville Center for the Arts
February 13, 14, 15 - Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall
February 18, 19 - Orlando, FL - Walt Disney Theater at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
February 21, 22 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Broward Center for the Performing Arts
February 24 - New Orleans, LA - Saenger Theatre
February 25 - Sugar Land, TX - Smart Financial Centre
February 26 - San Antonio, TX - Majestic Theatre
February 28 - Austin, TX - Bass Concert Hall
March 1 - Dallas, TX Trust CU Theatre at Grand Prairie
March 11 - Portland, OR - Keller Auditorium
March 13, 14 - Vancouver, BC - Orpheum
March 15 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre
March 17, 18 - San Francisco, CA - Golden Gate Theatre
March 19 - Fresno, CA - Saroyan Theatre
March 21 - Sacramento, CA - SAFE Credit Union Performing Arts Center
March 22 - Los Angeles, CA - Dolby Theatre
March 24, 25 - Las Vegas, NV - Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas
March 27 - Denver, CO - Ellie Caulkins Opera House
April 3, 4 - Kansas City, MO - The Midland Theatre
April 6, 7, 8 - Minneapolis, MN - State Theatre
April 10, 11 - Milwaukee , WI - The Riverside Theater
April 13, 14 - Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre
April 17, 18 - Louisville, KY - The Kentucky Center
April 19 - Peoria, IL - Peoria Civic Center Theater
April 21, 22 - St. Louis, MO - Stifel Theatre
April 24, 25 - Memphis, TN - Orpheum Theatre
May 5, 6 - Evansville, IN - Old National Events Plaza
May 8, 9, 10 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
May 12, 13 - Cincinnati, IN - Aronoff Center
May 15, 16 - Ft. Wayne, IN - Embassy Theatre
May 17 - Columbus, OH - Palace Theatre
May 19 - Greenville, SC - Peace Center
May 20 - Durham, NC - DPAC
May 22, 23 - Pittsburgh, PA - Benedum Center
May 25, 26 - Cleveland, OH - Playhouse Square
June 2 - Baltimore, MD - The Lyric
June 3 - Philadelphia, PA - Kimmel Cultural Campus
June 5, 6, 7 - New York, NY - Beacon Theatre
June 10 - Boston, MA - Wang Theatre at Boch Center
June 11 - Providence, RI - Providence Performing Arts Center
June 13 - Albany, NY - Palace Theatre
June 14 - Syracuse, NY - Landmark Theatre
June 16 - Buffalo, NY - Shea's Performing Arts Center
June 17 - Detroit, MI - Masonic Temple Theatre
June 19 - Toronto, ON - Massey Hall
June 21 - Grand Rapids, MI - DeVos Performance Hall
June 23, 24 - South Bend, IN - Morris Performing Arts Center

September 30, 2022