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Savages – 4 German Dates In March

By Gerard on Friday, February 5th, 2016

(“Adore”, recorded for KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic)

Apologies to all concerned but it seems that in the scramble to pass along forthcoming Savages tour dates, we neglected to include the following shows in Cologne, Hamburg, Berlin and Munich :

March 3 – Luxor, Cologne, Germany
March 9 – Knust, Hamburg, Germany
March 10 – Berghain, Berlin, Germany SOLD OUT
March 11 – Strom, Munich, Germany

order ‘ Adore Life’ from the following “

The Matador Store
Amazon
iTunes
Google Play
Streaming

Savages online :
Savagesband.com
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PRIMAVERA SOUND 2016 PORTO: ALGIERS, CAR SEAT HEADREST & SAVAGES ANNOUNCED

By Blue on Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Yup, that’s right. Algiers, Car Seat Headrest and Savages are heading to sunny Porto for Primavera this year.

“The spirit felt on the stages and on the grass of the Parque da Cidade for three days is the spirit of the city of Porto. An open city in constant mutation, that loves to give and receive. It is here that NOS Primavera Sound starts. It is in the heart of the city that we welcome the audience that arrives to enjoy every proposal that NOS Primavera Sound and Porto have to offer.”

Get your tickets HERE.

Savages – New North America Dates

By Gerard on Monday, January 25th, 2016


(photos : TIM)

Days after the release of ‘Adore Life’, Savages have confirmed additional US and Canadian dates (highlighted in bold below). The new shows go on sale this coming Friday (January 29) at 10am local times, with presales commencing this Wednesday.

Savages 2016 tour :

February 18 – De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, UK
February 19 – Junction, Cambridge, UK
February 21 - Art School, Glasgow, UK
February 22 – Albert Hall, Manchester, UK
February 23 – Irish Centre, Leeds, UK
February 27 – Epicerie Moderne, Lyon, France
February 28 – Rockschool Barbey, Bordeaux, France
March 2 – Botanique Orangerie, Brussels, Belgium
March 3 – Luxor, Cologne, Germany
March 5 - Babel, Malmö, Sweden
March 6 – Kagelbanan, Stockholm, Sweden
March 7 – Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark
March 9 – Knust, Hamburg, Germany
March 10 – Berghain, Berlin, Germany SOLD OUT
March 11 – Strom, Munich, Germany
March 13 – Magazzini Generali, Milan, Italy
March 15 – Dynamo, Zurich, Switzerland
March 16 – Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands
March 17 – Roundhouse, London, UK
March 27 – 9:30 Club, Washington DC
March 28 - Irving Plaza, New York NY
March 29 – Warsaw, Brooklyn NY
March 31 – Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA
April 1 – Paradise Rock Club, Boston MA
April 2 – Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre, Montreal, Canada
April 4 – Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, Canada
April 5 – St. Andrews Hall, Detroit MI
April 7 – Metro, Chicago IL
April 8 – The Ready Room, St. Louis MO
April 9 – Granada Theatre, Lawrence KS
April 11 – Trees, Dallas TX
April 12 – Emo’s, Austin TX

April 14 – Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix, AZ

April 15 – Coachella, Indio, CA

April 18 – El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
April 19 – The Fillmore San Francisco, CA

April 20 – Fox Theater, Pomona, CA (with Death Grips)
 

April 22 – Coachella, Indio, CA

April 24 – Vive Latino Festival, Mexico City, MX 

May, 14 – Exit In, Nashville, TN
May, 15 – Ace of Cups, Columbus, OH

May, 17 – Mr Small’s Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA

May, 18 – Grog Shop Cleveland, OH

May, 20 - High Noon Saloon, Madison WI

May, 21 – Fine Line Music Cafe, Minneapolis, MN

May, 22 – WECC, Winnipeg, Canada
May, 24 – Commonwealth Bar & Stage, Calgary Canada
May, 25 - Starlite Room, Edmonton, Canada
May, 27 – Imperial Vancouver, Vancouver, Canada
May, 28 – Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR 

June 1-5 – Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona ESP
June 29-July 2, Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, Denmark

order ‘ Adore Life’ from the following “

The Matador Store
Amazon
iTunes
Google Play
Streaming

Savages online :
Savagesband.com
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Instagram

CEREMONY ANNOUNCE AUSTRALIAN TOUR

By Rian on Monday, January 25th, 2016

Bright and early this morning (Sydney time) Ceremony announced a round of Australian tour dates for this coming March. Tickets on sale Friday. The GREAT poster shown above was designed by Matthew Bellosi. Full details below:

Saturday, March 19th – The Brightside, Brisbane
Sunday, March 20th – Red Rattler, Sydney (LIC / AA)
Tuesday, March 22nd – Rad Bar, Wollongong
Thursday, March 24th – Bendigo Hotel, Melbourne
Saturday, March 26th – Enigma Bar, Adelaide

The L-Shaped Man Buy Links:
Matador Store: http://smarturl.it/LShapedMan_LP
Ceremony Store: http://smarturl.it/CeremonyMerch
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/LShapedMan
Amazon MP3: http://smarturl.it/L_Shaped_Man
Google Play: http://smarturl.it/LShapedMan_gb

Socials:
Ceremony Website: http://ceremonyhc.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ceremony
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ceremony
Instagram: https://instagram.com/ceremony/

HÆLOS’ WEST COAST TOUR COMMENCES TONIGHT

By Rian on Friday, January 22nd, 2016

We announced HÆLOS debut album Full Circle earlier this month and tonight the band are about to embark on a different kind of debut – their first show in North America. Those not on the west coast will have to wait a little longer to see the band live, but we assure you that many more tour dates will be announced soon.

The band will documenting the tour on our Instagram account. If you’re interested in following (and how could you not) click here.

US TOUR DATES
January 22 San Francisco CA Popscene at Rickshaw Stop
January 27 Seattle WA – Sunset Tavern
March 15-20, Austin TX South By Southwest (details to come)
March 29 New York NY Mercury Lounge
March 30 Brooklyn NY , Baby’s Alright
April 15 Indio CA, Coachella
April 22 Indio CA, Coachella

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PRIMAVERA SOUND 2016 BARCELONA: ALGIERS, CAR SEAT HEADREST, SAVAGES & STEVE GUNN ANNOUNCED

By Blue on Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Algiers, Car Seat Headrest, Savages and Steve Gunn are all joining this incredible line up in Barcelona for Primavera festival this year, June 1st – June 5th. More info regarding specific days and stage times to come.

“Primavera Sound reveals the line-up for its forthcoming edition. The programme of events will take place mainly in the Parc del Fòrum of Barcelona from Wednesday 1st to Saturday 4th June and will be complemented by a large number of concerts in various sites in the Raval neighbourhood, which means that music will be on offer for the whole week. More than 150 bands and artists that will dazzle audiences and complete the outstanding offer with a multitude of genres in which there will be something for everyone.”

More details / tickets: http://www.primaverasound.es

Kurt Vile Spring U.S. Dates

By Gerard on Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

(photo by Stephen / Rag And Bone Photography)

The following Kurt Vile dates were announced today with the requisite ticket links / on-sale times found below. DON’T DAWDLE. Don’t even make us use that word ever again.

Thursday, March 31 Buffalo Asbury Hall Friday noon EST
Friday, April 1 Cleveland Heights Grog Shop Friday noon EST
Saturday, April 2 Columbus Newport Music Hall Friday 10am EST
Sunday, April 3 Bloomington The Bluebird Friday 10am EST
Tuesday, April 5 Milwaukee Pabst Theater Friday 12pm CST
Wednesday, April 6 Champaign The Accord Friday 12pm CST
Friday, April 8 Lawrence The Granada Friday 12pm CST
Saturday, April 9 Omaha The Waiting Room Friday 12pm CST
Monday, April 11 Columbia The Blue Note Friday 10am CST
Tuesday, April 12 Tulsa Cain’s Ballroom Friday 10am CST
Thursday, April 14 Houston House of Blues Friday 10am CST
Friday, April 15 Austin Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheatre Friday 10am CST
Saturday, April 16 Dallas Granada Theater Friday 10am CST
Sunday, April 17 New Orleans, Republic New Orleans Friday 11am CST

previously announced dates :

Wednesday, February 17 – College Street, New Haven CT
Thursday, February 18 – Pearl Street, Northampton MA
Friday, February 19 – Higher Ground, Burlington VT
Saturday, February 20 – Corona Theatre, Montreal, QUE
Sunday, February 21 - The Haunt, Ithaca NY
Monday, February 22 – Mr. Smalls, Pittsburgh PA
Wednesday, February 24 – Headliners, Louisville TN
Thursday, February 25 – Exit In, Nashville TN
Friday, February 26 – Orange Peel, Asheville NC
Saturday, February 27 – Variety Playhouse, Atlanta GA
Sunday, February 28 - Saturn, Birmingham AL
Monday, February 29 – Proud Larry’s, Oxford MS
Wednesday, March 2 – Bijou Theatre, Knoxville TN
Thursday, March 3 – Cats Cradle, Carrboro NC
Friday, March 4 – Ottobar, Baltimore MD
Tuesday, March 8 Paris, France – Alhambra
Wednesday, March 9 Ghent, Belgium – Handelsbeurs
Thursday, March 10 London, UK – Roundhouse
Friday, March 11 Brighton, UK – All Saint’s Church
Saturday, March 12 Utrecht, Netherlands – Tivoli
Sunday, March 13 Nijmegen, Netherlands – Doornroosje
April 5-10 Iowa City, IA Mission Creek Festival
Friday, May 20 – Sunday May 22 – Hangout Music Festival, Gulf Shores
Saturday, May 28 Burnaby BC Festival Lawn at Deer Lake Park (with Alabama Shakes)
May 27-30 George, WA Sasquatch Music Festival

June 9-12 Manchester TN Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival

Xylouris White supporting 2/17-28
Spacin’ supporting 2/28-3/4

 

(video courtesy VPRO)

order ‘b’lieve I’m going down’ from the following :
The Matador Store
iTunes
Amazon
Kurt’s Store
Google Play

Kurt Vile online :

WEBSITE – http://kurtvile.com/
FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/kurtvileofphilly
TWITTER – https://twitter.com/therealkurtvile
INSTAGRAM – https://instagram.com/kurtvile/
TUMBLR (NEW) – http://therealkurtvile.tumblr.com/

BBC 6 Music Festival announcement: SAVAGES & KURT VILE

By Blue on Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

b’lieve i’m goin down to Bristol with someone you ADORE to see Savages and Kurt Vile on Valentine’s weekend…

The 6 Music Festival will take place in various venues around Bristol from Friday 12 – Sunday 14 February.

Stage and dates below:

Savages: Friday 12th Feb @ Motion (Main room)
Kurt Vile: Sunday 14th Feb @ Motion (Room 2)

More details and info for tickets here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/eq6c8g

Savages are currently counting down the last few days until the release of their second album Adore Life, which is out this Friday 22nd January. It can be purchased online from the following (or ideally go to your nearest independent record store).

Matador Store- http://smarturl.it/savages_adorelife_lp
Amazon http://smarturl.it/savages_adorelife_a
iTunes http://smarturl.it/savages_adorelifei
Google Play http://smarturl.it/savages_adorelife_gp

Kurt Vile’s b’lieve i’m goin down is out NOW.

The Matador Store
UK orders
iTunes
Amazon
Kurt’s Store
Google Play

Majical Cloudz – New DIgital EP, ‘Wait & See’, Tour Commences Tonight

By Gerard on Friday, January 15th, 2016

(photo by Rocco Avalone)

‘Wait & See’, a new, 5-song digital EP from Majical Cloudz is available today via your favorite download and streaming services. Devon Welsh’s thoughts on the subject can be found after the links below :

Spotify
iTunes
Amazon

Hi,
We put together this “EP” of songs that we recorded when we were working on “Are You Alone?”, but which didn’t fit on that album for one reason or another. They aren’t more recent than the songs on AYA — they date from different periods of time, one of them is among the earliest songs written for AYA and others are more recent. Despite the fact that it’s a collection of songs that didn’t make the record, I think there is a feeling that links them all together (which is maybe why they didn’t fit on AYA). We hope you enjoy these songs!

We are going on tour in North America and then in Australia in January and February. These are the only dates we have planned right now, so if you want to see us, definitely try to come out to one of these shows. I know some of them are sold out. We tried to move the show into bigger venues where we could (and we did in Vancouver) but in some cases we couldn’t make it happen. So sorry if the show is sold out and you wanted to come.

She-Devils are going to be supporting us on all our shows in North America, which is really exciting. They are really good, so if you’re coming to the shows make sure to come early enough to see them.

It will be our first time in Australia, and it’s difficult to imagine the next time I will be back there (through music or not) so if you’re in Australia and are into our band, this is the time to see us!
Okay!

Friday, January 15 – The Garrison, Toronto ON (sold out)*
Saturday, January 16 – UFO Factory, Detroit MI *
Monday, January 18 – Schubas, Chicago IL (SOLD OUT)*
Tuesday, January 19 – Music Hall Of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY *
Friday, January 22 – Cobalt, Vancouver BC*
Saturday, January 23 – Barboza, Seattle WA*
Sunday, January 24 – Mississippi Studios, Portland OR*
Tuesday, January 25- The Chapel, San Francisco CA *
Friday, January 29 – Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever, Los Angeles CA *
2/5/16 – St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Adelaide SA, Australia
Saturday, February, 6 – St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Brisbane QLD, Australia
Sunday, February, 7 – St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Sydney NSW, Australia
Monday, February, 8 – Newtown Social Club, Newtown NSW, Australia
Thursday, February, 11 – Forum Theatre, Melbourne VIC, Australia
Friday, February, 12 – The Toff, Melbourne VIC, Australia
Saturday, February, 13 – St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Footscray VIC, Australia
Sunday, February, 14 – St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Fremantle WA, Australia
Thursday, March, 10 – La Sala Rossa, Montreal QC, Canada

(* – support from She-Devils)

Order ‘Are You Alone?’ from The Matador Store, iTunes or Amazon.

Majical Cloudz online :
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Coming March 18 : HÆLOS – ‘Full Circle’

By The Management on Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

(photo by Jesse Jenkins)

“Oracle”

On March 18, Matador will be releasing the long-awaited debut album from London trio HÆLOS, ‘Full Circle’. Preorder details can be found below.

Every generation has their own version of the blues, music that captures a sense of melancholia and provides a sonic reflecting pool for young lovers, old souls, and the eternally heartbroken. For their darkly shaded and radiant debut album Full Circle, HAELOS have found their blues where others go to find pure, uncut joy: the dancefloor. 

The London trio’s version of a night out is a million miles away from mirror balls and sweaty bodies, their rippling electronic pop conjuring the exhilarating privacy of a cavernous club’s dark pockets and the introspective comedowns that accompany rainy 5 a.m. cab rides.  ”It’s the music you put on after the club,” Lotti Benardout, who shares vocal duties with her other bandmates, states. ”You can still feel that energy and euphoria, but it might bring you back to reflect on certain moments or memories.” 

The three bandmates decided to collaborate having been working on separate projects. Arthur Delaney and Dom Goldsmith had been working on material under the working title of HÆLOS; Lotti had been writing with Dom who was producing an EP for her at the time. The nocturnal, throbbing “Dust” was the first finished work to come from the trio’s newly formed union; over the course of the following year, the rest of Full Circle’s shadowy sounds came together. “When you don’t know people that well, you can look back at things and retell your story,” Benardout speaks on HAELOS’ ability to mature from relative strangers into a cohesive musical unit. “It’s new again. There’s something quite cathartic about it.” 
 
Catharsis is, indeed, the name of Full Circle’s game, an embodiment of a sound that has been referred to as “dark euphoria”. Throughout the album, HÆLOS reconstruct the firmament of dance sounds past and present to construct an exquisitely elegiac mood that retains a sense of presence as it conveys the pain of emotional distance. Every moment of uneasy reflection is matched by quiet explosions—Delaney’s forceful shouts over yo-yo synths on Full Circle’s title track, Benardout’s layered pleas over Goldsmith’s cascading drum breaks on “Pray,” and the soaring “Separate Lives,” which hollows out drum’n'bass’ propulsive patter to form an atmosphere that’s as gently disruptive as it is emotionally nourishing. Throughout the album’s loudest and most peaceful moments alike, Full Circle retains a pristine intimacy thanks to Goldsmith’s keen ear for behind-the-boards magic; his touch gives the album a hermetic feel that stays with you long after it ends. 

We’re living in a time where the struggle to make human connections is hampered by our inability to unplug, and so Full Circle is a glorious, gorgeous contradiction of sorts: emotional pop that perfectly captures ageless emotional conundrums, featuring music that could only be made in the present day. ”We all have a shared human experience,” opines Delaney, HAELOS’ main lyrical contributor. “As much as we try to run away from feelings with all the distractions around us, they always follow us around. They’re a constant thing that unites us all.” And so Full Circle is the sound of three individuals finding common ground, for themselves and for anyone who’s ever believed that it’s impossible to move your body without listening to your own heart.

TRACKLISTING:
01. Intro/Spectrum
02. Pray
03. Dust
04. Full Circle
05. Earth Not Above
06. Oracle
07. Alone
08. Separate Lives
09. Sacred
10. Cloud Nine
11. Pale

Preorder ‘Full Circle’ from the following :

The Matador Store
iTunes: (“Oracle” ,”Pray”, “Earth Not Above” and “Dust” all available instantly)
Amazon
Google

HÆLOS live

January 15 – Gronigen NE, Eurosonic Festival
January 22 San Francisco CA Popscene at Rickshaw Stop
January 26 Los Angeles CA The Roxy
January 27 Seattle WA – Sunset Tavern
March 15-20, Austin TX South By Southwest
March 29 New York NY Mercury Lounge
March 30 Brooklyn NY , Baby’s Alright
April 15 Indio CA, Coachella
April 22 Indio CA, Coachella

HÆLOS online :

Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Soundcloud

Car Seat Headrest : West Coast North American Dates In January

By Gerard on Friday, January 8th, 2016

(video courtesy KEXP)

Prior to a bunch of previously announced European dates in February, Car Seat Headrest kick off a run up and down the western side of North America starting with Saturday’s sold out show at Seattle’s Sunset Tavern. Dates and ticket links below :

North America :

Saturday, January 9 – Sunset Tavern, Seattle WA SOLD OUT
Monday, January 11 – The Bartlett, Spokane WA
Tuesday, January 12 – The Wild Buffalo, Bellingham WA
Wednesday, January 13 Neurolux, Boise, ID
Thursday, January 14 – Kilby Court, Salt Lake City UT
Friday, January 15 – Hi Dive, Denver CO
Sunday, January 17 – Valley Bar, Phoenix AZ
Monday, January 18 – The Casbah, San Diego CA
Tuesday, January 19 – Bootleg Bar, Los Angeles CA
Wednesday, January 20 – The Independent, San Francisco CA
Thursday, January 22 – Sam’s Bond’s Garage, Eugene OR
Friday, January 23 – Mississippi Studios, Portland OR
Sunday, January 24 – The Colbalt, Vancouver BC, Canada

UK/EUROPE TOUR DATES:

Thursday February 18: ACUD, Berlin (D) TICKETS
Friday February 19: Ideal Bar, Copenhagen (DK) TICKETS
Saturday February 20: Aalhaus, Hamburg (D) TICKETS
Sunday February 21: Botanique, Brussels (B) TICKETS
Tuesday February 23: Dalston Victoria, London (UK) TICKETS
Wednesday February 24: La Mécanique Ondulatoire, Paris (F) TICKETS
Thursday February 25: La Route du Rock Winter, Rennes (F) TICKETS
Friday February 26: Festival Generig @ Zone Art, Besançon (F) TICKETS
Saturday February 27: La Malterie, Lille (F) TICKETS
Sunday February 28: Paradiso, Amsterdam (NL) 7pm show* TICKETS

order ‘Teens Of Style’ from the following :

The Matador Store
iTunes
Bandcamp
Amazon
Google

Car Seat Headrest online:

VIDEO : Savages – “Adore”

By Gerard on Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

Two weeks away from the release of Savages’ hotly anticipated 2nd album, ‘Adore Life’, the band present a stunning video for “Adore”, directed by Anders Malmberg (with lighting and concept design by Tobias Rylander). Savages’ initial run of 2016 worldwide dates are updated below with the addition of a rather prominent spot on Friday bill for both weekends of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

2016 tour :

January 26 – 100 Club, London UK (sold out)

February 18 – De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, UK
February 19 – Junction, Cambridge, UK
February 21 - Art School, Glasgow, UK
February 22 – Albert Hall, Manchester, UK
February 23 – Irish Centre, Leeds, UK
February 27 – Epicerie Moderne, Lyon, France
February 28 – Rockschool Barbey, Bordeaux, France
March 2 – Botanique Orangerie, Brussels, Belgium
March 5 - Babel, Malmö, Sweden
March 6 – Kagelbanan, Stockholm, Sweden
March 7 – Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark
March 13 – Magazzini Generali, Milan, Italy
March 15 – Dynamo, Zurich, Switzerland
March 16 – Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands
March 17 – Roundhouse, London, UK
March 27 – 9:30 Club, Washington DC
March 28 - Irving Plaza, New York NY
March 29 – Warsaw, Brooklyn NY
March 31 – Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA
April 1 – Paradise Rock Club, Boston MA
April 2 – Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre, Montreal, Canada
April 4 – Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, Canada
April 5 – St. Andrews Hall, Detroit MI
April 7 – Metro, Chicago IL
April 8 – The Ready Room, St. Louis MO
April 9 – Granada Theatre, Lawrence KS
April 11 – Trees, Dallas TX
April 12 – Emo’s, Austin TX

April, 15 – Coachella, Indio, CA
April, 22 – Coachella, Indio, CA
April, 24 – Vive Latino Festival, Mexico City, MX

preorder ‘ Adore Life’ from the following with “Adore”, “T.I.W.Y.G.” and “The Answer” available instantly

The Matador Store
Amazon
iTunes
Google Play
Streaming

Savages online :
Savagesband.com
Facebook
Twitter
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Instagram

CAR SEAT HEADREST UK/EU TOUR DATES 2016

By Blue on Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

Will Toledo will be gracing Europe with his presence for the second time EVER in February next year. See dates and ticket links below:

Thursday February 18: ACUD, Berlin (D) TICKETS
Friday February 19: Ideal Bar, Copenhagen (DK) TICKETS
Saturday February 20: Aalhaus, Hamburg (D) TICKETS
Sunday February 21: Botanique, Brussels (B) TICKETS
Tuesday February 23: Dalston Victoria, London (UK) TICKETS
Wednesday February 24: La Mécanique Ondulatoire, Paris (F) TICKETS
Thursday February 25: La Route du Rock Winter, Rennes (F) TICKETS
Friday February 26: Festival Generig @ Zone Art, Besançon (F) TICKETS
Saturday February 27: La Malterie, Lille (F) TICKETS
Sunday February 28: Paradiso, Amsterdam (NL) 7pm show* TICKETS

Kurt Vile – La Blogothéque Session, New North American Dates

By Gerard on Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

Kurt Vile’s recent session for La Blogotheque‘s Take Away Shows (shot at Le Square Gardette – restaurant gastronomique / directed by Hugo Jouxtel) is available for viewing today (above). In addition to previously announced dates in Europe, Australian and New Zealand, Kurt’s next round of tour in support of ‘b’lieve I’m going down’ kicks off February 17 in New Haven, CT.

(photo by Rachel Juarez-Carr)

Updated tour schedule (new U.S. dates in italics)

Wednesday, November 18 Manchester, UK – The Ritz *
Friday, November 20 Lucerne, CH – Sudpol *
Saturday, November 21 Lyon, France – Epicerie Moderne *
Sunday, November 22 Barcelona, Spain – Apolo *
Monday, November 23 Madrid, Spain – Penelope *
Tuesday, November 24 Lisbon, Portugal – Armazem F *
Wednesday, December 2 – New York – Webster Hall
Monday, December 28 – Friday January 1 – The Falls Music & Arts Festival – Lorne, Marion Bay + New South Wales, Bryon Bay
Friday, January 8 – Sunday January 10 Busselton, Western Australia – Southbound Festival
Sunday, January 10 – Tuesday January 12 – Tauranga, New Zealand – McLaren Falls Park, Echo Music & Arts Festival
Wednesday, January 13 – Wellington, San Fran, New Zealand
Thursday, January 14 - Sherwood Hotel, Queenstown, New Zealand
Friday, January 15 – Dunedin, New Zealand, Chicks Hotel
Wednesday, February 17 – College Street, New Haven CT
Thursday, February 18 – Pearl Street, Northampton MA
Friday, February 19 – Higher Ground, Burlington VT
Saturday, February 20 – Corona Theatre, Montreal, QUE
Sunday, February 21 - The Haunt, Ithaca NY
Monday, February 22 – Mr. Smalls, Pittsburgh PA
Wednesday, February 24 – Headliners, Louisville TN
Thursday, February 25 – Exit In, Nashville TN
Friday, February 26 – Orange Peel, Asheville NC
Saturday, February 27 – Variety Playhouse, Atlanta GA
Sunday, February 28 - Saturn, Birmingham AL
Monday, February 29 – Proud Larry’s, Oxford MS
Wednesday, March 2 – Bijou Theatre, Knoxville TN
Thursday, March 3 – Cats Cradle, Carrboro NC
Friday, March 4 – Ottobar, Baltimore MD

Tuesday, March 8 Paris, France – Alhambra
Wednesday, March 9 Ghent, Belgium – Handelsbeurs
Thursday, March 10 London, UK – Roundhouse
Friday, March 11 Brighton, UK – All Saint’s Church
Saturday, March 12 Utrecht, Netherlands – Tivoli
Sunday, March 13 Nijmegen, Netherlands – Doornroosje
Friday, May 20 – Sunday May 22 – Hangout Music Festival, Gulf Shores

* – with Lushes

order ‘b’lieve I’m going down’ from the following :
The Matador Store
iTunes
Amazon
Kurt’s Store
Google Play

Kurt Vile online :

WEBSITE – http://kurtvile.com/
FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/kurtvileofphilly
TWITTER – https://twitter.com/therealkurtvile
INSTAGRAM – https://instagram.com/kurtvile/
TUMBLR (NEW) – http://therealkurtvile.tumblr.com/

Savages – “T.I.W.Y.G” Premiere, New Dates In Berlin, London

By Gerard on Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

(photo by William Lacalmontie)

Savages“T.I.W.Y.G”

(if you’re in Germany, please click here instead)

After October’s announcement of the January 22 release of Savages’ ‘Adore Life’, here’s the 2nd song from the band’s eagerly awaited 2nd album, “T.I.W.Y.G.”. While the band’s global dates are again, listed below, there’s a pair of shows in Berlin and London that have just been confirmed (ticket links below) :

Monday, November, 30 – Berghain Kantine, Berlin, Germany
Thursday, December, 3 – The Dome, London, UK

2016 tour :

February, 18 – De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, UK
February, 19 – Junction, Cambridge, UK
February, 21 - Art School, Glasgow, UK
February, 22 – Albert Hall, Manchester, UK
February, 23 – Irish Centre, Leeds, UK
February, 27 – Epicerie Moderne, Lyon, France
February, 28 – Rockschool Barbey, Bordeaux, France
March, 2 – Botanique Orangerie, Brussels, Belgium
March, 5 - Babel, Malmö, Sweden
March, 6 – Kagelbanan, Stockholm, Sweden
March, 7 – Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark
March, 13 – Magazzini Generali, Milan, Italy
March, 15 – Dynamo, Zurich, Switzerland
March, 16 – Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands
March, 17 – Roundhouse, London, UK
March, 27 – 9:30 Club, Washington DC
March, 28 - Irving Plaza, New York NY
March, 29 – Warsaw, Brooklyn NY
March, 31 – Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA
April, 1 – Paradise Rock Club, Boston MA
April, 2 – Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre, Montreal, Canada
April, 4 – Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, Canada
April, 5 – St. Andrews Hall, Detroit MI
April, 7 – Metro, Chicago IL
April, 8 – The Ready Room, St. Louis MO
April, 9 – Granada Theatre, Lawrence KS
April, 11 – Trees, Dallas TX
April, 12 – Emo’s, Austin TX

preorder ‘ Adore Life’ from the following with “”T.I.W.Y.G.” and “The Answer” available instantly

The Matador Store
Amazon
iTunes
Google Play
Streaming

Savages online :
Savagesband.com
Facebook
Twitter
Tumblr
Instagram

HÆLOS US Dates

By Gerard on Thursday, November 12th, 2015

(photo by Dave Ma)

In addition to their previously announced appearance at South By Southwest this coming March, London trio HÆLOS have confirmed 3 U.S. dates for early 2016, with a January 22 North American debut at San Francisco’s Rickshaw Stop. Ticket links can be found below. News regarding HÆLOS’ hotly anticipated full-length debut will be unveiled very soon, and we’re (not so quietly) confident that Arthur, Dom and Lottie have delivered a deep, super-crafted knockout album that far surpasses the material you’ve heard to date.

01/22 San Francisco CA Popscene at Rickshaw Stop
01/26 Los Angeles CA The Roxy
03/29 New York NY Mercury Lounge

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Yo La Tengo, New U.S. Dates Announced, Appearing On NBC’s “Last Call With Carson Daly”

By Gerard on Monday, November 9th, 2015

(photograph by Francisco Michel)

After kicking off the latest leg of domestic touring support of ‘Stuff Like That There’, Yo La Tengo have confirmed a bunch of winter/spring 2016 show (tickets on sale this Friday), the majority of ‘em with the time-tested trio of Ira, Georgia and James, though the Ann Arbor and Austin shows will feature the additional guitar stylings of Dave Schramm. If you’re not already satiated by Yo La Tengo’s recent appearance on WGN’s Morning News (and I’m pretty sure you’re not), catch YLT this Tuesday night / Wednesday morning on NBC’s “Last Call With Carson Daly” (1:35 am eastern, 12:35 am central). We’ll post a clip when/if network censors have approved the footage, promise.

updated tour schedule :

Monday, November 9 – Boulder CO – Boulder Theater*
Thursday, November 12 – San Diego, CA – San Diego Music Thing @ Observatory North Park
Friday, November 13 – Los Angeles CA – The Theatre at Ace Hotel
Sunday, November 15 – Santa Cruz, CA – Rio Theatre
Saturday, November 14 – San Francisco CA – The Masonic
Tuesday, November 17 – Eugene OR – WOW Hall
Wednesday, November 18 – Portland OR – Revolution Hall
Friday, November 20 – Seattle WA- Neptune Theatre
Saturday, November 21 – Vancouver BC – Vogue Theatre*

the new dates :
Wednesday, January 28 – Cleveland OH – Beachland Ballroom
Thursday, January 29 – Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor Folk Festival*&
Saturday, January 30 – Columbus, OH – Wexner Center for the Arts
Sunday, January 31 – St. Louis, MO – The Ready Room
Thursday, February 4 – Oklahoma City, OK – ACM@UCO Performance Lab
Friday, February, 5 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
Saturday, February, 6 – Austin, TX – Hogg Auditorium*&
Saturday, March, 26 – Hudson, NY – Club Helsinki
Sunday, March, 27 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater
Tuesday, March, 29 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In
Friday, April, 1 – Knoxville, TN – Big Ears Festival (a special collaboration with Lambchop)
Saturday, April, 2 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
Sunday, April, 3 – Charleston, SC – Music Farm
Tuesday, April, 5 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Sound Stage
Thursday ,April, 7 – Northampton, MA – Academy of Music
Friday, April, 8 – Portsmouth, NH – The Music Hall
Saturday, April, 9 – Jersey City, NJ – Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre

& w/ Dave Schramm
*denotes acoustic set-up

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Cat Power – Australian Tour Dates, 2016

By Gerard on Monday, November 9th, 2015


Tickets for the following Cat Power solo shows go on sale this Friday, November 9 :

Friday, February 5 – City Recital Hall, Sydney
Saturday, February 6 – Space Theatre, Adelaide
Monday, February 8 – Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne
Tuesday, February 9 – Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne
Wednesday, February 10 – Capital Theatre, Bendigo
Friday, February, 12 – Brisbane Powerhouse Theatre, Brisbane
Saturday, February, 13 – Star Court Theatre, Lismore

Kurt Vile – Spotify Session Available Now

By Gerard on Friday, November 6th, 2015

Kurt Vile’s exclusive session for Spotify is up today and features artwork designed by contest winner Travis Millard, the not-lucky-at-all-he-totally-earned-it victor of our contest that we’re just about done telling you about. Follow Travis on Instagram at @theotherfudge . Or don’t! He deserves privacy, too, as do all of you (Matador’s data-mining efforts aside).

Brandi Reeves is the winner of the Kurt Vile Fall Spotify Playlist contest, but if you ask me, you’re all winners.

updated tour schedule :

Friday November 6 Stockholm, Sweden – Munchenbryggeriet *
Saturday November 7 Copenhangen, Demark – Amerbio *
Monday November 9 Berlin, Germany – Postbahnhof *
Tuesday November 10 Koln, Germany – Gebaeude 9 *
Wednesday November 11 Brighton, UK – Concorde 2 *
Thursday November 12 London, UK – Electric Ballroom
Friday November 13 Bristol, UK – Motion *
Sunday November 15 Dublin, EIR – Vicar Street *
Monday November 16 Glasgow, UK – ABC1 *
Tuesday November 17 Leeds, UK – Leeds Uni Stylus *
Wednesday November 18 Manchester, UK – The Ritz *
Friday November 20 Lucerne, CH – Sudpol *
Saturday November 21 Lyon, France – Epicerie Moderne *
Sunday November 22 Barcelona, Spain – Apolo *
Monday November 23 Madrid, Spain – Penelope *
Tuesday November 24 Lisbon, Portugal – Armazem F *
Monday, December 28 – Friday January 1 – The Falls Music & Arts Festival – Lorne, Marion Bay + New South Wales, Bryon Bay
Friday, January 8 – Sunday January 10 Busselton, Western Australia – Southbound Festival
Sunday, January 10 – Tuesday January 12 – Tauranga, New Zealand – McLaren Falls Park Music & Arts Festival

Wednesday, January 13 – Wellington, San Fran, New Zealand
Thursday, January 14 – Sherwood Hotel, Queenstown, New Zealand
Friday, January 15 – Dunedin, New Zealand, Chicks Hotel
Tuesday March 8 Paris, France – Alhambra #
Wednesday March 9 Ghent, Belgium – Handelsbeurs #
Thursday March 10 London, UK – Roundhouse #
Friday March 11 Brighton, UK – All Saint’s Church #
Saturday March 12 Utrecht, Netherlands – Tivoli #
Sunday March 13 Nijmegen, Netherlands – Doornroosje #

* – with Lushes
# – with Imarhan

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Car Seat Headrest – ‘Teens Of Style’ Out Today, New January Dates Announced

By Gerard on Friday, October 30th, 2015

(Sonic Boom, Seattle, 10/29/15)

It would be no exaggeration to say the amount of critical acclaim that’s greeted today’s release of Car Seat Headrest’s ‘Teens Of Style’ has been equal parts awesome and overwhelming. For us, anyway.  If yesterday’s KEXP session is anything to go by Will Toledo’s ALL BUSINESS when it comes to this kinda thing and while “unflappable” in the dictionary used to have a picture of a bird encased in rubber bands, it will now feature a sketch of Will.  Preferably one of those Wall St. Journal style sketches, I’ve always liked those.

Anyhow, what oughta be a national sensation has now grown into a full-fledged INTERNATIONAL INCIDENT.  Check the dates below.

Tuesday, November 17 – London UK – Servant Jazz Quarters
Friday, November 20 – Paris, France – Espace B
Saturday, November 21 – Utrecht, Netherlands - Le Guess Who Festival
Friday, November, 27 – Minneapolis MN – 7th St Entry*
Saturday, November, 28 – Madison  WI – The Frequency*
Sunday, November, 29 – Chicago IL – Schubas
Monday, November, 30 – Detroit  MI – The Loving Touch*
Tuesday, December, 1 – Toronto ON - Silver Dollar
Wednesday December, 2 – Montreal QC – Le Ritz
Friday, December, 4 – Cambridge  MA – The Lizard Lounge*
Saturday, December, 5 – Brooklyn NY – Baby’s All Right*
Sunday, December, 6 – Philadelphia  PA – Johnny Brenda’s*
Monday, December, 7 – Washington DC – DC9*
Tuesday, December, 8 – Richmond VA – Strange Matter*
Thursday, December, 10 – Atlanta GA – The Earl*
Friday, December, 11 – Nashville TN – High Watt*
Saturday, December, 12 – St. Louis MO – The Demo*
Sunday, December 13 – The Lookout, Omaha NE
Saturday, January 9 – Sunset Tavern, Seattle WA
Monday, January 11 – The Bartlett, Spokane WA
Tuesday, January 12 – The Wild Buffalo, Bellingham WA
Wednesday, January 13  Neurolux, Boise, ID
Thursday, January 14 – Kilby Court, Salt Lake City UT
Friday, January 15 – Hi Dive, Denver CO
Sunday, January 17 – Valley Bar, Phoenix AZ
Monday, January 18 – The Casbah, San Diego CA
Tuesday, January 19 – Bootleg Bar, Los Angeles CA

* w/ NE-HI

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