Celebrating their 40th Anniversary as a band, New Orleans’ The Radiators release WELCOME TO THE MONKEY HOUSE, their 20th album overall. Their first studio album in roughly a decade, WELCOME TO THE MONKEY HOUSE is a welcome return for the band that also serves as a reminder of their much-missed talents. While the band no longer operates as a full-time outfit, all the original members reunite each year to play the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Instead of letting their 40th Anniversary pass them by, the band decided to head back into the studio and record a handful of new tracks mixed with a healthy dose of songs that have littered their live set for decades but have never made it to an album!
Casey Abrams was born in Austin, Texas and eventually made his way to Idyllwild, California. This multi-instrumentalist initially made a name for himself on the 10th season of American Idol – he finished in sixth place – and judging by his 2018 album PUT A SPELL ON YOU, he’s certainly learned a lot during his long and exciting journey. Unlike many other artists who are content to find a niche or genre they feel comfortable in, Abrams mixes and matches genres as he sees fit. This is not a former American Idol contestant that is going to fall in line and churn out a variation on today’s Top 40. Nope. Casey Adams is going to do whatever he damn well pleases!
As many of you are aware, Alliance Entertainment is located just minutes away from the City of Parkland, FL and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the scene of the horrific school shootings that occurred on February 14th, resulting in the loss of 17 innocent lives, most of them children. There are no words to describe the effect that this devastating and senseless act has had on our community, it is hard to fathom such a tragic loss of life and the long term emotional harm this has wrought on the survivors. For years, our corporate office was in Coral Springs, FL, literally a stone’s throw from Douglas.
Being as close to the community as we are, the employees and leadership at Alliance Entertainment feel it is our obligation to lend a hand to support the families and victims of this event. We are compelled as family, friends, and community business leaders to extend our hand to our neighbors and let them know they have the support of the community and world around them.
As part one of an overall effort and campaign toward this cause, we are running a two-week event for our Independent Retailers, from March 12th through March 23rd. A donation will be made for every unit shipped to independent retail. All proceeds will be donated directly to the Stoneman Douglas Victims Fund (www.gofundme.com/stonemandouglasvictimsfund) which supports the families who have lost loved ones or have been adversely affected by this tragedy. We have received an outpouring of support from the vendor community and hope you will stand with us on this initiative as well. Your support means the world to us.
We want to thank the following partners for their support with special thanks to The Orchard for assistance with the curation of the program.