What’s Next for Hive’s Favorite Grammy Artists?

Brittany Howard of the Alabama Shakes sings “The Weight” at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

Grammys 2013 may be over but lot of Hive favorites are hardly slowing down. Grammy winners such as Frank Ocean and the Black Keys, along with the Roots, Alabama Shakes, Miguel, Mumford & Sons and more are gearing up for a busy 2013. Here’s a rundown of their next moves.

Alabama Shakes kick off their U.S. headline run March 1. They’ll then join Mumford & Sons in Gulliver, OK. Sept. 6-7 for their Gentlemen of the Road tour.

Speaking of the Big Easy ExpressMumford and Sons will hit the road on July 19, making stops in cities that aren’t normally treated to live music, including Troy, Ohio, St. Augustine, Fla. and Guthrie, OK. Vampire Weekend, Those Darlins and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, among others, will be on hand to help.

Not one to shy away from hard work (or destroying guitars), Jack White is already banging out the follow-up to the thrice-nominated Blunderbuss, BBC 6 reported last week. So far, he’s got 20 songs under his belt. And in other news, his 7-inch collaboration with Gibby Haynes, The Gibby Haynes Blues Series, is out Valentine’s Day. A limited hundred of them will be printed on old X-rays and available at SXSW from the Third Man Records store at Rolling Stone, according to his publicist.

As evidenced by Sunday’s performance with Dr. John and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, the Black Keys are clearly in a New Orleans state of mind, which is probably why they’ll play Jazzfest on May 5th. It’s fair to assume that Dan Auerbach will produce more albums, having won for producer of the year, but the Keys are also “dying to make a new album” for which they entered the studio last month. After that, they plan to tour for a couple weeks, then “take off the summer, which we haven’t done in a while,” they told Uncut.

Frank Ocean won’t press charges against Chris Brown — who he beat for best urban contemporary album — but he does have plans to “write the book” in Shanghai, he told the New York Times in its sprawling profile, and to record in remote locations for the next two years.

When he isn’t guesting as music supervisor for MTV’s “Washington Heights” or live tweeting the show, Miguel’s been preparing for his U.K. tour.

M83 will play SOS 4.8 Festival in May alongside Justice and the XX. Anthony Gonzales has also been producing original scores for films, including one starring Tom Cruise.

Nas was hospitalized with vertigo earlier this year, though it’s unclear what his next move will be.

The Roots pay tribute to Prince at Carnegie Hall on March 7, and ?estlove will teach a “Classic Albums” course at NYU this semester. Beyond that, the group leader will expand the reach of his already far-reaching website, Okayplayer, by pairing African and American artists to collaborate on and record songs in Williamsburg, Brooklyn at Converse Rubber Tracks, Speakeasy reports.

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