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Memphis Everywhere: A Magic Kids Event In New York

By truepanthersounds on Friday, August 13th, 2010

Hey New York, you’re formally invited to celebrate the release of Magic Kids‘ debut album ‘Memphis‘ on August 26 at Stanton Public (17 Stanton St). We’ll be celebrating the album’s release (it comes out 8/24) with our friends at The Fader with complimentary food and beverages. We’ll also be giving away cassette tapes of the album to a few lucky winners!

Glasser touring with Gayngs and Cover of FADER covergrrl

By truepanthersounds on Thursday, August 12th, 2010

The 9.28.10 release of Glasser‘s debut album Ring is drawing closer!  Glasser put together a full band and will be hitting the road a lot this fall. She’s starting it out this Friday at Glasslands, and afterwards touring the midwest and East Coast with Gayngs! Also, look above…that’s the upcoming cover of FADER. AAAH! It’s real, not one of those novelty photobooth fake covers you make with your family to at amusement parks. ITS REALLY HAPPENING!

FRIDAY 8/13 @ Glasslands. Glasser w/How To Dress Well, Golden Filter, and Soars. Glasser is on at around 10pm

ON TOUR W/GAYNGS (Feat. Bon Iver)

Sept 29 Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall

Sept 30 Chicago, IL @ Metro

Oct 2 Boston, MA @ Paradise

Oct 3 New York, NY @ Webster Hall

Oct 4 Brooklyn, NY @ The Music Hall of Williamsburg

Oct 5 Washington, DC @ Black Cat

Oct 7 Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge

FADER is hitting newsstands in a couple of weeks. We’re honored and stoked that they share our love for Glasser, and by putting her on the cover seem to share the sentiment that Ring is going to end up being a special record for a whole lot of people.

Pre-order Ring HERE and get an instant download of the first single, “Home”

Shearwater on KUT Austin tonight at 9:00PM EDT/8:00PM CDT

By Hector on Thursday, August 12th, 2010

(photo taken from coldengrey‘s Flickr)

Last month, an audience of lucky Austinites was witness to a live performance of favorites both new and old by Shearwater in the Austin City Limits studio, part of the “KUT Live” series sponsored by, you guessed it, Austin’s own KUT. Those both in and out of Austin who missed out at the time can hear the performance when KUT broadcasts it tonight at 9:00PM EDT/8:00PM CDT. KUT is located at 90.5 on your Austin radio dial, and if this whole Internet thing has caught your fancy then you can also listen online in a variety of ways. Sadly, you will have to just imagine the snazzy Texas Capitol Building backdrop, as seen above.

Interpol – New US Dates, Autumn 2010

By The Management on Monday, August 9th, 2010

INTERPOL FALL US TOUR DATES:

Mon 10/18            Oakland CA                            Fox Theater
Thu 10/21             San Diego CA                          Soma
Fri 10/22              Las Vegas NV                          The Joint
Sat 10/23              Los Angeles CA                      The Greek Theatre
Mon 10/25            Denver CO                              Ogden Theatre
Wed 10/27            Dallas TX                                The Palladium
Thu 10/28            Austin TX                                Stubb’s
Fri 10/29              Houston TX                           Verizon Wireless Theater
Sun 10/31            New Orleans LA                     Voodoo Experience
Mon 11/01            Atlanta GA                              Tabernacle
Wes 11/03            Washington DC                     Constitution Hall
Thu 11/04            Philadelphia PA                     Tower Theatre
Fri 11/05              New York NY                          United Palace Theatre

“We wanted to let you know about our fall tour on-sale dates.
Below notes when all venues will go on sale to the public.
In addition, Ticketmaster will be running a pre-sale so you can  purchase tickets before they go on-sale to the public.
And if you’re so inclined, Ticketmaster will be offering a ticket + CD bundle option.

The bundle gets you a ticket plus our new CD along with other stuff  like a free “Lights” download, a poster and a chance to meet the band at the venue. Looking forward, Interpol”

PLEASE NOTE:
This offer is not valid if you purchased your ticket(s) through TicketExchange.
Offer only valid for US customers.

Pre-sale begins August 11 and general on-sale August 13 for:

10/27- Dallas, TX – The Palladium
10/29 – Houston, TX – Verizon Wireless Theater
11/1- Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle
11/3 – Washington, DC – Constitution Hall
11/4- Upper Darby (Philly), PA – Tower Theatre

Pre-sales commence August 12 and general on-sale on August 14 for:

10/22 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint
10/23 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre

Pre-sales start  August 19 and general on-sale August 21 for:

10/25 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre

Pre-sale start August 20 and general on-sale August 22 for:

10/18 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theatre

(Ticketmaster Pre-sales do not include San Diego, New Orleans, Austin and NYC ;

10/21 San Diego – Soma -  Tickets now on sale

10/31 New Orleans – Voodoo Experience – Tickets now on sale

11/5 – NYC – United Palace – Tickets now on sale

10/28 – Austin, TX  – Stubb’s – General on-sale is August 13)

Preorder Interpol – S/T on CD, single LP or double 12″45 or digital download from The Matador Store.   In stores, September 7.

The New Pornographers – More North American Dates In August, October

By Gerard on Monday, August 9th, 2010

(photo from WXRT‘s Nate Azark)

If Friday’s webcast of The New Pornographers’ set at Lollapalooza 2010 (above)  was your only opportunity to see the band so far this year, prepare your ticket-snatching skills asap, as the band will be hitting select U.S. and Canadian cities again later this Summer and early Autumn.

Fri, 8/27 – Burlington VT – Higher Ground Ballroom
Sat, 8/28 – Canadaigua NY – Marvin Sands Performing Arts
Sun, 8/29 – Kingston ON – The Ale House

Fri, 10/1 – Sun, 10/3 – Las Vegas NV – The Pearl at The Palms Hotel & Casino, Matador 21, The Lost Weekend

Wed, 10/13 – Bloomington IN – Buskirk-Chumley Theatre
Thu, 10/14 – Chicago IL – Riviera Theatre
Fri, 10/15 – Grand Rapids MI – Calvin College Chapel
Sat, 10/16 – Baltimore MD – Ram’s Head Live
Sun, 10/17 – Washington DC – 9:30 Club
Mon, 10/18 – Richmond VA – The National
Tue, 10/19 – Cheswick PA – Ches Arena
Wed, 10/20 – Halifax NS – Halifax Forum

(‘Together’, available on LP, CD or digital download from The Matador Store)

Harlem european August dates

By Stuart on Monday, August 9th, 2010

(Photo taken from howsmyliving‘s flickr)

Harlem’s touring madness continues this month with a stint of island hopping shows taking in some more of the countries they didn’t manage to reach on their last outing.  Rounding up the tour will be sets at Reading and Leeds festivals at the end of August before heading back stateside to hit more southern states.

The all important dates are:

August 11th – Oya Festival – Norway
August 12th – Way Out West – Sweden
August 13th – The Gun Club – Denmark
August 14th – Dockville Festival – Hamburg – Germany
August 15th – Magnet Club – Berlin – Germany
August 17th – Ekko – Utrecht – Netherlands
August 18th – La Plage – France
August 20th – Pukkelpop – Belgium
August 21st – Vera – Holland
August 23rd – Hoxton Bar & Grill – London – UK
August 24th – Buffalo Bar – Cardiff – UK
August 25th – Whelans – Dublin – Ireland
August 27th – Reading  Festival – Reading – UK
August 28th – Sneaky Petes – Edinburgh – UK
August 29th – Leeds Festival – Leeds – UK

Magic Kids MEMPHIS EVERYWHERE In-store Tour

By truepanthersounds on Friday, August 6th, 2010


To celebrate the 8/24 release of their debut album Memphis, Magic Kids are going on an epic in-store tour to visit all of their favorite Southern independent records stores. Each store will host a free in-store performance and have some goodies to share with people that show up. All this will be benchmarked by a really really really special Memphis release-date performance that we can’t quite tell you about yet….but it is gonna be amazing. Ok, come say hello!!! MEMPHIS EVERYWHERE!!!!!

Wed. 8/25 Knoxville, TN Disc Exchange 6pm
Thu 8/26 Atlanta, GA Criminal Records 7pm
Fri 8/27 Charlotte, NC Lunchbox 6pm
Sat 8/28 Cincinatti, OH Shake It Records 6pm
Sun 8/29 St. Louis, MO Vintage Vinyl 6pm
Mon 8/30 Nashville, TN Grimey’s 6pm


Magic Kids
- Superball (mp3)


Image from Steve Louie’s Flickr

Harlem – September US Shows

By Gerard on Friday, August 6th, 2010

After a summer playing the enormodomes of America with the Dead Weather, Harlem follow a pair of Chicago shows this weekend (Sat. afternoon at Lollapalooza, Saturday evening at the Empty Bottle) with a mix of headlining and festival dates this September.  Our attempts to classify ‘Hippies’ as “the party record of the summer” have been slightly stymied by the album’s spring release date, but do you really wanna be exercising seasonal discrimination during a new era of openness and understanding?

Sunday, September 05, 2010                       New Orleans, LA              Saturn Bar
Tuesday, September 07, 2010                     Chattanooga, TN              JJs Bohemia
Friday, September 10, 2010                         Raleigh, NC                       Hopscotch Festival
Sunday, September 12, 2010                       Lexington, KY                   Boomslang Festival
Tuesday, September 14, 2010                     Nashville, TN                     The End
Wednesday, September 15, 2010               Memphis, TN                     Hi-Tone
Thursday, September 16, 2010                   Little Rock, AR                  Sticky Fingers
Friday, September 17, 2010                         Dallas, TX                           The Nightmare
Fri, Oct 1 – Sun, Oct 3, 2010                         Las Vegas, NV                   Matador @ 21, The Palms Hotel & Casino

(order ‘Hippies’ on LP, CD or digital download from The Matador Store)

Magic Kids “Superball” (mp3) + More Tour Dates

By truepanthersounds on Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again. Magic Kids are serious about the craft and composition of rock music. Superball, off of their debut record Memphis out 8/24, demonstrates this incredibly. Using the tools they sharpened in their old D.I.Y. bands, The Barbaras and Girls of the Gravitron, they set out to do something classic: take the simple and skeletal structures of rock and garage songs and build into pop epics. The horns, strings and synths are not trim or embellishments but crucial components of their unique compositions. You may have heard an early demo of this song on the 7″ split with the Smith Westerns but this is the version that defines it. We hope you find it as immediate and enthralling as we do.

Magic Kids- Superball (mp3)

Pre-order Memphis and get an instant mp3 download of the WHOLE ALBUM HERE

Magic kids also have more new tour dates that will take them across the country with their neighbor and friend, Bosco Delrey. Memphis isn’t about mourning an era of music that is gone, rather, adding another chapter to the story and Bosco is a perfect companion for this mission. MEMPHIS EVERYWHERE!

Fri 11/05 Dallas, TX @ The Cavern Ω
Sun 11/07
Houston, TX @ Numbers Ω
Mon 11/08
Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon Ω
Wed 11/10
Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 Ω
Fri 11/12
New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge Ω
Sat 11/13
Brooklyn, NY @ Silent Barn Ω
Mon 11/15
Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern Ω
Tue 11/16
Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle Ω
Wed 11/17
St. Louis, MO @ Firebird Ω
Thu 11/18
Nashville, TN @ The End Ω

Ω= w/Bosco Delrey

Current Dates:
09-01
Lubbock, TX – The Foundation *
09-03
Phoenix, AZ – The Trunk Space *
09-04
Los Angeles, CA – FYF Fest
09-05
San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill*
09-08
Vancouver, BC – The Media Club*
09-09
Seattle, WA – The Vera Project *
09-10
Portland, OR – Backspace- Music Fest NW *
09-11
Garden City, ID – Visual Arts Collective *
09-13
Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court *
09-14
Denver, CO – Hi Dive *
09-16
Lawrence, KS – Replay Lounge *
09-17
Memphis, TN – Hi Tone Cafe *
10-1
London, UK @ Barfly
10-2
London, UK @ Camden Proud Galleries
10-3
Bruges, Belgium @ Botanique/Witloofbar
10-5
Amsterdam, Holland @ Paradiso
10-6
Tilburg, Holland @Tilburg 013/Batcave
10-7
Hamburg, Germany @ Molotow
10-8
Helsingar, Denmark @ Musikhuset Elvaerket
10-9
Oslom, Norway @ Café Mono
10-10
Gothenburg, Sweden @ Pusterviksbaren
10-11
Stockholm, Sweden @ Landet
10-12
Copenhagen, Denmark @ Lades
10-13
Berlin, Germany @ Magnet
10-14
Köln, Germany @ Werkstatt
10-15
München, Germany @ Atomic Cafe
10-16
Zurich, Switzerland @ Club Zukunft
10-17
Milan, Italy Indierocket party @ Rocket (free entry)
10-18
Paris, France @ Point Ephemere
10-19
Oxford, UK @ Jercicho Tavern
10-21
Bristolm UK @ Louisanna
10-22
Bristol, UK @ The Social
10-23
Cardiff, UK @ Swn Festival
10-24
Newcastle, UK @ The Cluny
10-25
Leeds, UK @ Nation of Shopkeepers
10-26
Birmingham, UK @ Hare and Hounds
10-27
London, UK @ TBC
10-28
London, UK @ Lexington
* w/Candy Claws

Perfume Genius to play select dates in September/October

By Patrick on Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

photo by Angel Ceballos

“Perfume Genius’s debut album ‘Learning’ is a bruised and suggestive affair; one of catharsis and rare, redemptive beauty, which ranks as one of the most uniquely endearing and quietly forceful debut albums of recent years.” –Drowned In Sound

Perfume Genius, the alias of Seattle songwriter Mike Hadreas, will be making eight rare live appearances this fall.  His debut album “Learning” (Matador) was released in June and has been quietly accumulating a fanatical audience.  The album puts harrowing personal stories to unshakable minor-key melodies that prove oddly hopeful despite the dark, painful tone.  Recorded in his mother’s suburban home during a time of emotional and physical recovery, these gorgeous songs are as unaffected and memorable as you’re likely to hear all year.

Hadreas rarely plays live; as the New York Times noted, “memory is etched on the body…Hadreas squeezes out the words when singing, his neck tense, his muscles taut. It must hurt.”  These shows will feature Hadreas and Alan Wyffels on just piano and vocals, with occasional guitar.  For a glimpse of what to expect, check out the live video session here:

http://www.matadorrecords.com/perfume-genius-session/

Sep 22 Seattle – Crocodile
Sep 23 Portland – Mississippi Studios
Sep 27 San Francisco – Bottom Of The Hill
Sep 28 Los Angeles – Masonic Lodge At Hollywood Forever
Oct 5 Chicago – Schuba’s
Oct 7 Toronto – Drake Hotel
Oct 10 Brooklyn – Knitting Factory
Oct 11 Philadelphia – First Unitarian Church