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BELLE AND SEBASTIAN EU TOUR ANNOUNCED NOVEMBER 2015

By Blue on Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

(Photo by Hannah Jor)

Belle and Sebastian have just announced they are returning to Europe this November. Aren’t you a lucky bunch. Tickets will be on general sale on Friday at 10am. See dates and ticket links below…

November 10 – Rocher de Palmer, Bordeaux TICKETS
November 11 – Razzmatazz, Barcelona – TICKETS
November 12 - Coliseu dos Recreios, Lisbon – TICKETS
November 14 - Riviera, Madrid – TICKETS
November 18 – La Paloma, Nimes TICKETS
November 19 - Casino De Paris, Paris, TICKETS
November 21 – Fri-Son, Fribourg – TICKETS
November 23 – X-tra, Zürich – TICKETS
November 24 -Live Music Hall, Cologne – TICKETS
November 25 – Cirque Royale, Brussels – TICKETS
November 27 – Docks, Hamburg – TICKETS
November 29 – 013, Tilburg – TICKETS

 

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Kurt Vile : Studio Footage, New Worldwide Dates

By Gerard on Monday, June 15th, 2015

(photo by Henry Diltz)

(video directed by Danny Perez. viewers in Germany can watch the above clip here)


There’s a new Kurt Vile album coming this autumn
. More news to follow (when it follows, SOON). In the meantime, the following global dates have just been confirmed :

Friday October 2 Boston, MA – The Paradise * #
Saturday October 3 – Sunday October 4 Austin, TX -
Wednesday October 7 New York, NY – Webster Hall * #
Thursday October 8 Washington DC – 9:30 Club * #
Friday October 9 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer * #
Saturday October 10 – Sunday October 11 Austin, TX -Austin City Limits Festival, Zilker Park, Austin TX
Wednesday October 14 Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theater %
Friday October 16 San Francisco, CA – Fillmore %
Saturday October 17 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom %
Sunday October 18 Seattle, WA – The Showbox %
Wednesday October 21 Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights * #
Friday October 23 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall * #
Saturday October 24 Detroit, MI – St Andew’s Hall * #
Sunday October 25 Toronoto, ONT – Phoenix Theatre * #
Friday October 30 Paris, FR – Pitchfork Festival
Saturday October 31 Amsterdam, NL – London Calling @ Paradiso *
Sunday November 1 Brussel, Belgium – Autumn Falls @ AB-Box *
Tuesday November 3 Hamburg, Germany – Uebel & Gefahrlich *
Wednesday November 4 Aarhus, Denmark – Voxhall
Thursday November 5 Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller
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 *

* – with Waxahatchee
# – with Luke Roberts
% – with Cass McCombs and Heron Oblivion

Ceremony North American Tour Kicks Off Tonight

By Gerard on Friday, June 12th, 2015

Just a reminder that Ceremony’s massive U.S. and Canadian tour in support of the just released ‘The L-Shaped Man’ starts tomorrow evening in lovely San Diego tonight in beautiful Visalia, CA. Ticket links and all-star supports are listed below :

Friday, June 12 – Cellar Door , Visalia, CA^$
Saturday, June, 13 – Legend Records, San Diego CA^#
Sunday, June, 14 – The Rebel Lounge, Phoenix AZ^#
Monday, June, 15 – Club Congress, Tucson AZ^#
Tuesday, June, 16 – Tricky Falls, El Paso TX^#
Wednesday, June, 17 – Red 7, Austin TX^#+
Thursday, June, 18 – Sons of Hermann, Dallas TX^#+
Friday, June, 19 – Walters, Houston TX^#
Saturday, June, 20 – One Eyed Jacks, New Orleans LA^!
Sunday, June, 21 – The Atlantic, Gainsville FL^!
Monday, June, 22 – Epic Problem, Tampa FL^!
Tuesday, June, 23 – The Social, Orlando FL^!
Wednesday, June, 24 – Drunken Unicorn, Atlanta GA^!
Thursday, June, 25 – Kings, Raleigh NC^!
Friday, June, 26 – Rock & Roll Hotel, Washington DC &^
Saturday, June, 27 – Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA &^
Sunday, June, 28 – Cuisine en Locale, Somerville MA &^
Monday, June, 29 – The Space, Hamden CT &^
Wednesday, July, 1 – Bowery Ballroom, New York NY &^#
Friday, July, 3 – La Sala Rossa, Montreal QC, Canada &^
Saturday, July, 4 – The Garrison, Toronto ON, Canada &^
Sunday, July, 5 – Mohawk Place, Buffalo NY &^
Monday, July, 6 – Now That’s Class, Cleveland OH &^
Tuesday, July, 7 – Marble, Detroit MI &^
Wednesday, July, 8 – Lincoln Hall, Chicago IL &^
Thursday, July, 9 – The Frequency, Madison WI &^
Friday, July, 10 – 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis MN &^
Saturday, July, 11 – Sweatshop Gallery, Omaha NE &^$
Sunday, July, 12 – Moon Room, Denver CO &^$
Monday, July, 13 – Kilby Court, Salt Lake City UT &^$
Tuesday, July, 14 – The Shredder, Boise ID &^$
Wednesday, July, 15 - Neumo’s, Seattle WA &^$
Thursday, July, 16 – Analog Café, Portland OR &^$
Friday, July, 17 – Holland Project, Reno NV ^$

^ w/ Tony Molina
# w/ Uniform
$ w/ Creative Adult
+ w/ Radioactivity
! w/ Wild Honey

European dates :

Wednesday, August, 5 – Pokalen, Oslo Norway
Thursday, August, 6 – Skjul Fyra Sex, Gothenburg Sweden (Door sales only)
Saturday, August, 8 – Visions Festival, London UK
Sunday, August, 9 – Bodega, Nottingham UK
Monday, August, 10 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds UK
Tuesday, August, 11 – Broadcast, Glasgow UK
Wednesday, August, 12 – Sound Control, Manchester UK
Thursday, August, 13 – Winston, Amsterdam
Friday, August, 14 – Leperfest, Leper, Belgium
Saturday, August, 15 – Underground, Cologne, Germany
Sunday, August, 16 – Hafenklang, Hamburg, Germany
Monday, August, 17 – Bator, Paris, France w/ Iceage

via the Matador Store you can order a special bundle that includes the CD or colored vinyl LP of ‘The L-Shaped Man’, along with a Ceremony T-shirt and/or a 36-page limited edition book of poems Ross Farrar.

‘The L-Shaped Man’ is also available from the following :

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Savages : West Coast U.S. Dates Just Announced

By Gerard on Monday, June 8th, 2015

In addition to their previously confirmed appearance at FYF Fest, Savages will be playing the following Western U.S. dates in August, with tickets on sale this Wednesday at 10am pacific time :

Thursday, August 20 – Pappy & Harriet’s, Pioneertown, CA
Friday, August 21 – The Bunkhouse Saloon, Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, August 22 – FYF Fest, LA History State Park, Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, August 23 – Casbah, San Diego, CA
Tuesday, August 25 – Great American Music Hall, San Francisco CA

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Iceage North American Tour Commences Tomorrow

By Gerard on Friday, June 5th, 2015

As they continue to crisscross the globe in support of ‘Plowing Into The Field Of Love’, Iceage fly directly from Athens, Greece’s Plissken Festival today to take part in this weekend’s Free Press Summer Festival in Houston. Full dates are below ; please note the venue for the June 10 date in Nashville has been changed to The End.

Saturday, June 6 – Free Press Summer Festival, Houston TX
Monday, June 8 – Siberia, New Orleans LA*
Tuesday, June 9 – Hi-Tone, Memphis TN*&
Wednesday, June 10 – The End, Nashville TN ^
Thursday, June, 11 – Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Manchester TN
Friday, June 12 – Drunken Unicorn – Red Bull Sound Select, Atlanta GA* ($3 w/ RSVP)
Saturday, June 13 – The Mothlight, Asheville NC*
Sunday, June 14 – King’s, Raleigh NC*
Monday, June 15 – DC9, Washington DC*
Tuesday, June 16 – 315 Ten Eyck, Brooklyn NY*$
Thursday, June 18 – Opera House – NXNE Festival Toronto ON, CA
Saturday, June 20 – Now That’s Class, Cleveland OH*
Sunday, June 21 – High Noon Saloon, Madison WI*
Monday, June 22 – The Aquarium (Dempsey’s Upstairs), Fargo ND*
Tuesday, June 23 – The Good Will Social Club, Winnipeg MB, Canada*
Thursday, June 25 – Vangelis Tavern, Saskatoon SK, Canada*
Friday, June 26 – Sled Island Music Festival, Calgary AB, Canada*
Sunday, June 28 – The Cobalt, Vancouver BC, Canada*
Monday, June 29 – Neumos, Seattle WA*
Tuesday, June 30 – Mississippi Studios, Portland OR*
Thursday, July 2 – ATP Iceland, Keflavik, Iceland
Friday, July 17 – Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago IL
Sunday, July 19 – The Glass House – Viva Pomona Music Festival, Pomona CA
Wednesday August, 12 – BLÅ, Oslo, Norway
Sunday, August 16 – Melkweg Oude Zaal, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Monday, August 17 – Le Batofar, Paris, France
Thursday, August, 20 – Paredes De Coura Festival, Paredes De Coura Festival, Portugal

* w/ Low Life
& w/ Ex-Cult
$ w/ Amen Dunes
^ w/ Institute, Chainshot

(Iceage, Village Underground, London, 4/27/15)

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MATADOR AT PRIMAVERA SOUND (PORTO)

By Blue on Friday, June 5th, 2015

This weekend we have Belle and Sebastian, Interpol, The Thurston Moore Band and The New Pornographers performing at Primavera Sound in Portugal.

Two of these performances, Belle and Sebastian and The New Pornographers, will be live streamed here.

Times:

Friday June 5th
Belle & Sebastian
23.00

Saturday June 6th
The New Pornographers
00.35

HÆLOS UK/EU FESTIVAL DATES

By Blue on Friday, June 5th, 2015

After the announcement of their new ‘Earth Not Above‘ EP, Hælos set off for a string of festival dates this summer. See more info and ticket links below:

Saturday, June, 6 –  Heartbeats Festival, Halluin, FR
Sunday, June, 7 –  Field Day Festival, London, UK
Sunday, June, 28 –  PiP Festival – Piknik i Parken, Oslo, NO
Saturday, July, 18 – Latitude Festival, Suffolk, UK
Thursday, July, 23 – Secret Garden Party, East Anglia, UK
Saturday, August, 22 –  Dockville Festival, Hamburg, DE
Sunday, September, 6 – Festival No.6, North Wales, UK

You can purchase the EP via iTunes and stream via Spotify.

 

CEREMONY “YOUR LIFE IN FRANCE” (LIBERATION REMIX)

By Blue on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

A new album and a new sound brings a new remix by David West (Total Control/Rat Columns/Rank Xerox) of Ceremony’s ‘Your Life in France’, from the freshly released ‘The L-Shaped Man’. Have a listen to Liberation’s remix below.

Upcoming tour dates listed below:
Friday, June, 12 – Cellar Door, Visalia CA^$
Saturday, June, 13 – Legend Records, San Diego CA^#
Sunday, June, 14 – The Rebel Lounge, Phoenix AZ^#
Monday, June, 15 – Club Congress, Tucson AZ^#
Tuesday, June, 16 – Tricky Falls, El Paso TX^#
Wednesday, June, 17 – Red 7, Austin TX^#+
Thursday, June, 18 – Sons of Hermann, Dallas TX^#+
Friday, June, 19 – Walters, Houston TX^#
Saturday, June, 20 – One Eyed Jacks, New Orleans LA^
Sunday, June, 21 – The Atlantic, Gainsville FL^
Monday, June, 22 – Epic Problem, Tampa FL^
Tuesday, June, 23 – The Social, Orlando FL^
Wednesday, June, 24 – Drunken Unicorn, Atlanta GA^
Thursday, June, 25 – Kings, Raleigh NC^
Friday, June, 26 – Rock & Roll Hotel, Washington DC &^
Saturday, June, 27 – Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA &^
Sunday, June, 28 – Cuisine en Locale, Somerville MA &^
Monday, June, 29 – The Space, Hamden CT &^
Wednesday, July, 1 – Bowery Ballroom, New York NY &^#
Friday, July, 3 – La Sala Rossa, Montreal QC, Canada &^
Saturday, July, 4 – The Garrison, Toronto ON, Canada &^
Sunday, July, 5 – Mohawk Place, Buffalo NY &^
Monday, July, 6 – Now That’s Class, Cleveland OH &^
Tuesday, July, 7 – Marble, Detroit MI &^
Wednesday, July, 8 – Lincoln Hall, Chicago IL &^
Thursday, July, 9 – The Frequency, Madison WI &^
Friday, July, 10 – 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis MN &^
Saturday, July, 11 – Sweatshop Gallery, Omaha NE &^$
Sunday, July, 12 – Moon Room, Denver CO &^$
Monday, July, 13 – Kilby Court, Salt Lake City UT &^$
Tuesday, July, 14 – The Shredder, Boise ID &^$ —VENUE HAS MOVED TO THE WATERCOOLER
Wednesday, July, 15 - Neumo’s, Seattle WA &^$
Thursday, July, 16 – Analog Café, Portland OR &^$

UK / EU

Wednesday, August, 5 – Pokalen, Oslo Norway
Thursday, August, 6 - Skjul Fyra Sex, Gothenburg Sweden (Door sales only)
Saturday, August, 8 – Visions Festival, London UK
Sunday, August, 9 – Bodega, Nottingham UK
Monday, August, 10 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds UK
Tuesday, August, 11 – Broadcast, Glasgow UK
Wednesday, August, 12 – Sound Control, Manchester UK
Thursday, August, 13 – Winston, Amsterdam
Friday, August, 14 – Leperfest, Leper, Belgium
Saturday, August, 15 – Underground, Cologne, Germany
Sunday, August, 16 – Hafenklang, Hamburg, Germany
Monday, August, 17 - Bator, Paris, France w/ Iceage

* w/ Negative Approach
& w/ Pity Sex
^ w/ Tony Molina
# w/ Uniform
$ w/ Creative Adult
+ w/ Radioactivity

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Coming August 28 : Yo La Tengo – ‘Stuff Like That There’, Tour This Autumn

By Gerard on Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

(photo by Dusdin Condren)

On August 28, we’ll be releasing the new Yo La Tengo album, ‘Stuff Like That There’, a 14 song collection of covers, originals and reworking(s) (see below) that happens to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the band’s landmark 1990 album, ‘Fakebook’. Recorded with Gene Holder, ‘Stuff Like That There’ has the trio of Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley and James McNew augmented by the guitarist and former Yo La Tengo member Dave Schramm, with James negotiating the wonders of the upright bass for the first time. This specific fearsome foursome — playing material from ‘Stuff Like That There’ and maybe, possibly/probably (we really don’t dictate repertoire around here) ‘Fakebook’ will kick off a world tour on September 23 in Troy, NY. These will almost certainly be your only opportunities to see Yo La Tengo take the stage in this particular format, so please puruse the ticket links below and act accordingly.

Two of ‘Stuff LIke That There”s standouts, a rerecording of “Deeper Into Movies” and a cover of Special Pillow’s “Automatic Doom” premiered earlier today via Vulture and Pitchfork respectively.

TRACKLISTING:
A1: My Heart’s Not in It (Darlene McCrea)
A2: Rickety
A3: I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry (Hank Williams)
A4: All Your Secrets (remake of track from Popular Songs)
A5: The Ballad of Red Buckets (remake of track from Electr-o-pura)
A6: Friday I’m in Love (The Cure)
A7: Before We Stopped to Think (Great Plains)
B1: Butchie’s Tune (The Lovin’ Spoonful)
B2: Automatic Doom (Special Pillow)
B3: Awhileaway
B4: I Can Feel the Ice Melting (The Parliaments)
B5: Naples (Antietam)
B6: Deeper Into Movies (remake of track from I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One)
B7: Somebody’s in Love (The Cosmic Rays with Le Sun Ra and Arkestra)

‘Stuff Like That There’ is available for preorder today from The Matador Store, including the very enticing MYSTERY BUNDLE (mystery tote + cassingle w/ 2 new unreleased tracks + MYSTERY STUFF). Sure, we could specify what the MYSTERY STUFF entails, but that would be like going on Twitter and giving away the ending to whatever appointment TV saga you’re watching while sitting around waiting for your MYSTERY BUNDLE to arrive. What kind of JOY KILLERS do you think we are?

You can also preorder ‘Stuff Like That There’ from the following digital outlets, with “Automatic Doom” and “Deeper Into Movies” available instantly.
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An Acoustic Evening With Yo La Tengo (Featuring Dave Schramm)
:

Wednesday, September 23 – Troy NY – Troy Savings Bank Music Hall*
Thursday, September 24 – Glenside PA – Keswick Theatre**
Friday, September 25 – Washington DC – Lincoln Theatre*
Saturday, September 26 – Durham NC – The Carolina Theatre of Durham*
Sunday, September 27 – Atlanta GA – Variety Playhouse*
Tuesday, September 29 – Pittsburgh PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre*
Wednesday, September 30 – Toronto ON – Queen Elizabeth Theatre*
Friday, October 2 – Montreal QC – Corona Theatre*
Saturday, October 3 – Boston MA – The Wilbur Theatre ***
Thursday, October 15 – Dublin Ireland – National Concert Hall
Friday, October 16 – Glasgow Scotland – The Garage
Sunday, October 18 – Bristol UK – Colston Hall
Monday, October 19 – Coventry UK – Warwick Arts Center
Tuesday, October 20 – London UK – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Friday, October 23 – Paris France – La Cigale
Saturday, October 24 – Amsterdam Netherlands – Paradiso
Sunday, October 25 – Leuven Belgium – Het Depot
Tuesday, October 27 – Berlin Germany – Heimathafen
Wednesday, October 28 – Koln Germany – Kulturkirche
Thursday, November 5 – Chicago IL – The Vic Theatre***
Friday, November 6 – Madison WI – Barrymore Theatre*
Saturday, November 7 – Minneapolis MN – Pantages Theatre*
Monday, November 9 – Boulder CO – Boulder Theater*
Friday, November 13 – Los Angeles CA – The Theatre at Ace Hotel+
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*

* – on sale Friday June 5
** – on sale Thursday June 4
*** – on sale Friday June 12
+ – on sale Saturday June 6

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OUT TODAY: HÆLOS ‘EARTH NOT ABOVE’ EP

By Blue on Monday, June 1st, 2015

Matador brings HÆLOS‘ stunning debut EP ‘Earth Not Above‘, available on digital services worldwide as of today.

(Photo by Dave Ma)

“Their mesmerising electronic pop sound is filled with twinkling melodies and cinematic strings with an influence of UK soul that leaves you yearning for more.” i-D

“Earth Not Above’, a track which fuses a deft, infectious pop touch to some genuinely enthralling production.” Clash

“Merging shimmering, silver harmonies with Massive Attack-style beats, supernova basslines and gorgeous atmospheres, the trio create something truly special.” The Line of Best Fit

“‘Earth Not Above’ sees the trio twisting their melodrama-led electronic into a more dramatic form, sitting somewhere amongst trip-hop staples of the past.” DIY Magazine

“…meditative, sweeping music, drawing on Trip Hop and Sade and synthpop without ever fitting into any neat sub-genres” Stereogum

 

You can purchase the EP from iTunes. It is also available to stream on Spotify.

A 12″ version will also be available (date TBA).

Track listing:

A1. Earth Not Above
A2. Cloud Nine
B1. Breathe
B2. Ethyr

Tour dates:

Saturday, June, 6 –  Heartbeats Festival, Halluin, FR
Sunday, June, 7 –  Field Day Festival, London, UK
Sunday, June, 28 –  PiP Festival – Piknik i Parken, Oslo, NO
Saturday, July, 18 – Latitude Festival, Suffolk, UK
Thursday, July, 23 – Secret Garden Party, East Anglia, UK
Saturday, August, 22 –  Dockville Festival, Hamburg, DE
Sunday, September, 6 – Festival No.6, North Wales, UK

 

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Tonight : EMA’s Deep Lab Residency At The New Museum : “Does It Still Feel Weird If I Use My Hands?”

By Gerard on Friday, May 29th, 2015

(EDITOR’S NOTE : EMA’s performance tonight at New Inc. (see below) is sold out)

“Does It Still Feel Weird If I Just Use My Hands?”

NEW INC, 231 Bowery NYC
Friday, May 29, 2015

A performance by experimental rock musician EMA
On her critically-acclaimed LP The Future’s Void, Erika M. Anderson (EMA) unveiled songs about surveillance, data mining ,and internet privacy, all written before Snowden fled to Russia. The New York Times called her “a technological prophet in her own time.”

In conjunction with the cyberfeminist collective Deep Lab’s residency at NEW INC during the New Museum’s IDEAS CITY festival, Anderson investigates these themes again with a decidedly lighter touch. Responding to the festival theme of the “Invisible City,” Anderson draws on her experiences as a substitute teacher to re-interpret surveillance through a lo-fi approach. “Does It Still Feel Weird If I Just Use My Hands” investigates privacy, representation, and surveillance using paper and pencil instead of cameras and computers.

“I was inspired by Jason Polan’s attempt to draw everyone in NYC. Since some of it is done surreptitiously, it’s kind of a form of surveillance. But because it’s done by hand, it feels loving instead of sinister.”

For this experimental performance, Anderson will provide a soundtrack and drawings of her own, which will be manipulated in real-time via the audio-visual app Generate (NEW INC members) to create an immersive projection environment. Audience participation is encouraged.

EMA will also be appearing at London’s Barbican Centre on Tuesday July 7 (“I Wanna Destroy (Sacred Objects from Suburban Homes)”), and tickets are still available.


The Future’s Void
is available on CD, Cassette and LP lavender vinyl) from The Matador Store.

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VIDEO : The New Pornographers – “Champions Of Red Wine”, Primavera Webcast

By Gerard on Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Earlier today, Pitchfork premiered the lastest video from the New Pornographers’ ‘Brlll Bruisers’, the shot-in-Cuba, “Champions Of Red Wine”, directed by LeBlanc + Cudmore. The New Pornographers’ set at Barceloa’s Primavera Sound Festival will be webcast tomorrow night via primaverasound.com at approx. 7:30pm CEST (times subject to change).

The band’s global touring schedule is updated below :

Friday May 29 – Primavera Sound, Barcelona, Spain Tickets
Saturday May 30 – Tivoli De Helling, Utrecht, Netherlands Tickets
Sunday May 31 – Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark Tickets
Monday June 1- Fonden Voxhall, Aarhus, Denmark Tickets
Tuesday June 2 – Folken, Stavanger, Norway Tickets
Wednesday June 3 – Parkteatret, Oslo, Norway Tickets
Thursday June 4 – Debaser Strand, Stockholm, Sweden Tickets
Saturday June 6 – Optimus Primavera Sound, Porto, Portugal Tickets

Saturday June 20 – NXNE Music Festival, Toronto, ON, Canada
Sunday June 28 – Summerfest, Milwaukee WI
Thursday, July 9 – Bearsville Theatre, Woodstock NY
Friday July, 10 – 9:30 Club, Washington DC
Saturday July 11 – Celebrate Brooklyn! Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn NY
Sunday July 12 - Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA
Tuesday July 14 – The Vogue, Indianapolis IN
Wednesday, July 15 – Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids MI
Saturday July 18 – Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago IL
Sunday July 19 – Sloss Music and Arts Festival, Birmingham AL
Saturday August 15, Riverfest Elora Bissell Park, Elora ON, Canada
Friday August, 28 – PNE Amphitheatre, Vancouver BC, Canada
Sunday August, 30 – Nifi Festival, Sparta KY

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Ceremony – ‘The L-Shaped Man’ Streaming Today, New Shows Announced

By Gerard on Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

In addition to new dates being announced in Montreal, Toronto and Hamden, CT (see below), the new Ceremony album ‘The L-Shaped Man’ is streaming in full today courtesy of KEXP, one week prior to release.

Friday, May, 22 – 924 Gilman Street, Berkeley CA*%@~
Saturday, May, 23 – Echoplex, Los Angeles CA*<>=
Friday, June, 12 – Cellar Door, Visalia CA^$
Saturday, June, 13 – Legend Records, San Diego CA^#
Sunday, June, 14 – The Rebel Lounge, Phoenix AZ^#
Monday, June, 15 – Club Congress, Tucson AZ^#
Tuesday, June, 16 – Tricky Falls, El Paso TX^#
Wednesday, June, 17 – Red 7, Austin TX^#+
Thursday, June, 18 – Sons of Hermann, Dallas TX^#+
Friday, June, 19 – Walters, Houston TX^#
Saturday, June, 20 – One Eyed Jacks, New Orleans LA^
Sunday, June, 21 – The Atlantic, Gainsville FL^
Monday, June, 22 – Epic Problem, Tampa FL^
Tuesday, June, 23 – The Social, Orlando FL^
Wednesday, June, 24 – Drunken Unicorn, Atlanta GA^
Thursday, June, 25 – Kings, Raleigh NC^
Friday, June, 26 – Rock & Roll Hotel, Washington DC &^
Saturday, June, 27 – Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA &^
Sunday, June, 28 – Cuisine en Locale, Somerville MA &^
Monday, June, 29 – The Space, Hamden CT &^
Wednesday, July, 1 – Bowery Ballroom, New York NY &^#
Friday, July, 3 – La Sala Rossa, Montreal QC, Canada &^
Saturday, July, 4 – The Garrison, Toronto ON, Canada &^
Sunday, July, 5 – Mohawk Place, Buffalo NY &^
Monday, July, 6 – Now That’s Class, Cleveland OH &^
Tuesday, July, 7 – Marble, Detroit MI &^
Wednesday, July, 8 – Lincoln Hall, Chicago IL &^
Thursday, July, 9 – The Frequency, Madison WI &^
Friday, July, 10 – 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis MN &^
Saturday, July, 11 – Sweatshop Gallery, Omaha NE &^$
Sunday, July, 12 – Moon Room, Denver CO &^$
Monday, July, 13 – Kilby Court, Salt Lake City UT &^$
Tuesday, July, 14 – The Shredder, Boise ID &^$
Wednesday, July, 15 - Neumo’s, Seattle WA &^$
Thursday, July, 16 – Analog Café, Portland OR &^$
Saturday, August 8 – Visions Festival, London, UK

* w/ Negative Approach
& w/ Pity Sex
^ w/ Tony Molina
# w/ Uniform
$ w/ Creative Adult
+ w/ Radioactivity
% w/ Synthetic I.D
@ w/ Wild Moth
~ w/ Busted Outlook
< w/ Gun Outfit
> w/ Mrs Magician
= w/ DJ Wes Eisold

Pre-order ‘The L-Shaped Man’ on iTunes ($7.99) and and get instant downloads of “My Life In France”, “The Separation” and “The Understanding”. Plus iTunes exclusive bonus track “Vivication” and iTunes exclusive pre-order only bonus track, “The Hide”. Both bonus tracks will be delivered with the album on May 19 release date.

You can also preorder on Amazon MP3 and receive instant downloads of “The Separation” and “The Understanding” (click on the Amazon MP3 store option in order to receive instant downloads).

Preorder the CD and sea foam green colored LP on the Matador Store:

Also via the Matador Store you can pre-order a special bundle that includes the CD or colored vinyl LP along with a Ceremony T-shirt and/or a 36-page limited edition book of poems by Ceremony vocalist Ross Farrar which parallels lyrics from ‘The L-Shaped Man’.

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HÆLOS : “Earth Not Above” EP Coming June 1

By The Management on Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

(photo by Dave Ma)

HÆLOS’ debut Matador release is a digital EP, ‘Earth Not Above’, available worldwide on June 1 with a 12″ version to follow (date TBA) ; the track listing is as follows:

A1. Earth Not Above
A2. Cloud Nine
B1. Breathe
B2. Ethyr

Starting today, you can download HÆLOS’ cover of The Beloved’s “The Sun Rising” here, or stream it above.

Upcoming dates, including this weekend’s The Great Escape can be found below.

Some things come together immediately. Others… take a little time. HÆLOS – known individually as Arthur Delaney, Dom Goldsmith and Lotti Benardout – fall into the latter bracket. But the way the music comes out sounding, you know it couldn’t have happened any other way. Each one of their vividly cinematic tracks seems to map the long journey from desperation to relief, stress to sanctuary – the basic dynamic of all urban life. If London tends to be a meandering, alienating hometown, there is a looming sense to HÆLOS’ music of a band – of three people – having found each other. Eventually.

“We’ve all arrived at this point off the back of our own paths,” says Arthur. “We’ve all worked independently for a number of years but to come together and find such a strong synergy between us has been powerful – spiritual, even.”

Calling to mind the same deserted dawn high streets stalked by the music of Massive Attack, Portishead and the rest of those electronic artists who spent the 90s finding the pain after the rave, each track HÆLOS make sounds like a ritual; a way to cope. In a world that has forgotten about the chillout room, those rituals and coping strategies are more vital than ever.

“I guess at the heart of it we are always trying to capture that feeling you get at 5AM,” says Arthur. “Jamming with your friends after a night out, treading that fine line between darkness and euphoria, fear and love. That’s the time that all our favourite music gets put on; it’s where the beauty is at.”

If HÆLOS music bears traces of its influences, it also possesses an undeniable contemporary zeal. Look around you. How much ever changes, really? The same Coke cans, puke piles and plastic bags litter the same deserted dawn high streets. And young men and women are always there, trudging through the late-night rubble, indulging the urge to leave the house and not return until they have found the edges of the night. And the one thing you need more than anything else after finding those edges will never change, either. It’s soul, and HÆLOS have stacks of it – it’s sore, it’s overworked, it’s overmedicated. But despite the night’s best efforts, it is undeniably there.

“Our songwriting process can be uncomfortable and sometimes painful,” say the band, “but we want to write evocative music that captures the spirit of what it means to be alive and human.”

This is the story of HÆLOS – of soul under attack, coming out on top.

Thursday, May 14 – The Great Escape Festival, Brighton, UK
Thursday, May, 21 – XOYO, London, UK
Saturday, June, 6 – Heartbeats Festival, Halluin, FR
Sunday, June, 7 – Field Day Festival, London, UK
Sunday, June, 28 – PiP Festival – Piknik i Parken, Oslo, NO
Saturday, July, 18 – Latitude Festival, Suffolk, UK
Thursday, July, 23 – Secret Garden Party, East Anglia, UK
Saturday, August, 22 – Dockville Festival, Hamburg, DE
Sunday, September, 6 – Festival No.6, North Wales, UK

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Tonight : Body/Head In L.A. Supporting Sleater-Kinney

By Gerard on Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Just a reminder the duo of Kim Gordon and Bill Nace, aka Body/Head (shown above) are playing at the Hollywood Palladium tonight prior to the reunited Sleater-Kinney (tickets). Beloved-by-some revivalist Ian Rubbish plays first of three.

In addition, Body/Head will be appearing at Calgary’s Sled Island Festival in late June.

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The Thurston MoOre Baand Expands Spring/Summer Worldwide Tour

By Rian on Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Yesterday the Thurston MoOre Baand announced a string of North American tour dates, including several with support from Chain and the Gang. Those new dates are below in bold. Tickets go on sale this Friday, May 1st at noon local time. Be sure to also take a look at the other previously announced dates from the band that will bring them to many corners of the globe.

Thursday, April, 30 – Clap your Hands Festival (Café de la Danse) Paris, FR
Saturday, May, 2 – Live at Leeds, Leeds UK
Sunday, May, 3 –  Live at Glasgow, Glasgow UK
Thursday, May, 14 – The Great Escape (Concorde 2), Brighton UK
Friday, May, 15 – Oslo, London UK SOLD OUT
Saturday, May, 16 - Oslo, London UK  SOLD OUT
Monday, May, 18 – Phoenix, Exeter UK
Tuesday, May, 19 – Hare & Hounds,  Birmingham UK SOLD OUT
Wednesday, May, 20 – Cluny, Newcastle UK SOLD OUT
Friday, May, 22 – Trades Club, Hebden Bridge UK SOLD OUT
Saturday, May, 23 – Liverpool Sound City, Liverpool UK
Thursday, May, 28 – Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona UK
Friday, May, 29 – This Is Not A Love Song Festival, Nimes, France
Monday, June, 1 – Kino Siska, Ljubljana, SI
Tuesday, June, 2 – Mochvara, Zagreb, US
Wednesday, June, 3 – A38 Ship, Budapest, HU
Thursday, June, 4 – Arena, Vienna, AT
Saturday, June, 6 – Primavera Sound Festival, Porto, PT
Friday, July, 3 – Open’er Festival, Gdynia, PL
Sunday, July, 12 – Cactus Festival, Bruges, BE
July, 31 – Osheaga Music and Arts Festival, Montreal QC, Canada
August, 1 – Arts Riot, Burlington VT*
August, 2 – The Sinclair, Cambridge MA*
August, 5 – Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA*
August, 6 – Bowery Ballroom, New York NY*
August, 7 – Black Cat, Washington DC*

* w/ Chain and the Gang

VIDEO : Ceremony – “Your LIfe In France”

By Gerard on Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

(photo by Shawn Brackbill)

Earlier today, The Fader premiered the third video from Ceremony’s forthcoming ‘The L-Shaped Man’ (May 19), “Your Life In France”, directed by Dustin Aksland. (If you’re based in Germany, you can view the video here)

The band’s previously announced North American tour, kicking off in Berkeley CA on 5/22, is updated below. Please note the June 13 show in San Diego has been moved to Legend Records.

Friday, May, 22 – 924 Gilman Street, Berkeley CA*
Saturday, May, 23 – Echoplex, Los Angeles CA*
Friday, June, 12 – Cellar Door, Visalia CA^$
Saturday, June, 13 – Legend Records, San Diego CA^#
Sunday, June, 14 – The Rebel Lounge, Phoenix AZ^#
Monday, June, 15 – Club Congress, Tucson AZ^#
Tuesday, June, 16 – Tricky Falls, El Paso TX^#
Wednesday, June, 17 – Red 7, Austin TX^#+
Thursday, June, 18 – Sons of Hermann, Dallas TX^#+
Friday, June, 19 – Walters, Houston TX^#
Saturday, June, 20 – One Eyed Jacks, New Orleans LA^
Sunday, June, 21 – The Atlantic, Gainsville FL^
Monday, June, 22 – Epic Problem, Tampa FL^
Tuesday, June, 23 – The Social, Orlando FL^
Wednesday, June, 24 – Drunken Unicorn, Atlanta GA^
Thursday, June, 25 – Kings, Raleigh NC^
Friday, June, 26 – Rock & Roll Hotel, Washington DC &^
Saturday, June, 27 – Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA &^
Sunday, June, 28 – Cuisine en Locale, Somerville MA &^
Wednesday, July, 1 – Bowery Ballroom, New York NY &^#
Sunday, July, 5 – Mohawk Place, Buffalo NY &^
Monday, July, 6 – Now That’s Class, Cleveland OH &^
Tuesday, July, 7 – Marble, Detroit MI &^
Wednesday, July, 8 – Lincoln Hall, Chicago IL &^
Thursday, July, 9 – The Frequency, Madison WI &^
Friday, July, 10 – 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis MN &^
Saturday, July, 11 – Sweatshop Gallery, Omaha NE &^$
Sunday, July, 12 – Moon Room, Denver CO &^$
Monday, July, 13 – Kilby Court, Salt Lake City UT &^$
Tuesday, July, 14 – The Shredder, Boise ID &^$
Wednesday, July, 15 - Neumo’s, Seattle WA &^$
Thursday, July, 16 – Analog Café, Portland OR &^$
Saturday, August 8 – Visions Festival, London, UK

* w/ Negative Approach
& w/ Pity Sex
^ w/ Tony Molina
# w/ Uniform
$ w/ Creative Adult
+ w/ Radioactivity

Pre-order ‘The L-Shaped Man’ on iTunes ($7.99) and and get instant downloads of “My Life In France”, “The Separation” and “The Understanding”. Plus iTunes exclusive bonus track “Vivication” and iTunes exclusive pre-order only bonus track, “The Hide”. Both bonus tracks will be delivered with the album on May 19 release date.

You can also preorder on Amazon MP3 and receive instant downloads of “The Separation” and “The Understanding” (click on the Amazon MP3 store option in order to receive instant downloads).

Preorder the CD and sea foam green colored LP on the Matador Store:

Also via the Matador Store you can pre-order a special bundle that includes the CD or colored vinyl LP along with a Ceremony T-shirt and/or a 36-page limited edition book of poems by Ceremony vocalist, Ross Farrar, which parallels lyrics from ‘The L-Shaped Man’.

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Tobias Jesso Jr. “Without You” (Official Video) & World Tour Dates

By Rian on Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

In Dean’s words:

Tobias Jesso Jr. has confirmed his first ever full-band headline tour, behind the release of his debut LP ‘Goon’. Tickets for all dates are on sale Friday, May 1st at 10am ET attobiasjessojr.com. Full itinerary below.

Tobias has also released the official music video for ‘Goon’ standout “Without You.”
The video was directed by Seth Mendelson and produced with the financial assistance of Canadian company MuchFACT, a division of Bell Media Inc. It’s also saucy and you should watch it…

WORLD TOUR
Tuesday, September, 29 – The Fillmore, San Fancisco CA
Thursday, October, 1 – Star Theatre, Portland OR
Friday, October, 2 – Neptune, Seattle WA
Tuesday, October, 6 – Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis MN
Wednesday, October, 7 – Turner Hall, Milwaukee WI
Saturday, October, 10 – Corona Theatre, Montreal QC, Canada
Sunday, October, 11 – The Sinclair, Boston MA
Wednesday, October, 14 – Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY
Thursday,  October, 15 – Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY
Friday, October, 16 – Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA
Saturday, October, 17- 9:30 Club, Washington DC
Monday, October, 19 – Orange Peel, Asheville NC
Tuesday, October, 20 – Exit/In, Nashville TN
Wednesday, October, 21 – Terminal West, Atlanta GA
Thursday, October, 22 – Saturn, Birmingham AL
Friday, October, 23 – One Eyed Jack’s, New Orleans LA
Saturday, October, 24 – Granda Theatre, Dallas TX
Sunday, October, 25 – Emo’s, Austin TX
Tuesday, October, 27 – Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix AZ
Wednesday, October, 28 – Belly Up Tavern, San Diego CA
Tuesday, November, 17 – Exil, Zurich, Switzerland
Wednesday, November, 18 - Kulturkirche, Cologne, Germany
Tuesday, November, 24 – Concorde 2, Brighton, United Kingdom
Wednesday, November, 25 – Shepherds Bush Empire, London, United Kingdom
Friday, November, 27 – Thekla, Bristol, United Kingdom
Saturday, November, 28 – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Sunday, November, 29 – The Ritz, Manchester, United Kingdom
Wednesday, December, 2 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, United Kingdom
Friday, December, 4 – Button Factory, Dublin, Ireland

Ceremony – New U.S. Dates

By Gerard on Monday, April 20th, 2015

(photo by Shawn Brackbill)

A few days following the release of the amazing ‘The L-Shaped Man’, Ceremony are hitting the road ; dates and available ticket links can be found below.

Friday, May, 22 – 924 Gilman Street, Berkeley CA*
Saturday, May, 23 – Echoplex, Los Angeles CA*
Friday, June, 12 – Cellar Door, Visalia CA^$
Saturday, June, 13 – Strong Hold, San Diego CA^#
Sunday, June, 14 – The Rebel Lounge, Phoenix AZ^#
Monday, June, 15 – Club Congress, Tucson AZ^#
Tuesday, June, 16 – Tricky Falls, El Paso TX^#
Wednesday, June, 17 – Red 7, Austin TX^#+
Thursday, June, 18 – Sons of Hermann, Dallas TX^#+
Friday, June, 19 – Walters, Houston TX^#
Saturday, June, 20 – One Eyed Jacks, New Orleans LA^
Sunday, June, 21 – The Atlantic, Gainsville FL^
Monday, June, 22 – Epic Problem, Tampa FL^
Tuesday, June, 23 – The Social, Orlando FL^
Wednesday, June, 24 – Drunken Unicorn, Atlanta GA^
Thursday, June, 25 – Kings, Raleigh NC^
Friday, June, 26 – Rock & Roll Hotel, Washington DC &^
Saturday, June, 27 – Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA &^
Sunday, June, 28 – Cuisine en Locale, Somerville MA &^
Wednesday, July, 1 – Bowery Ballroom, New York NY &^#
Sunday, July, 5 – Mohawk Place, Buffalo NY &^
Monday, July, 6 – Now That’s Class, Cleveland OH &^
Tuesday, July, 7 – Marble, Detroit MI &^
Wednesday, July, 8 – Lincoln Hall, Chicago IL &^
Thursday, July, 9 – The Frequency, Madison WI &^
Friday, July, 10 – 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis MN &^
Saturday, July, 11 – Sweatshop Gallery, Omaha NE &^$
Sunday, July, 12 – Moon Room, Denver CO &^$
Monday, July, 13 – Kilby Court, Salt Lake City UT &^$
Tuesday, July, 14 – The Shredder, Boise ID &^$
Wednesday, July, 15 - Neumo’s, Seattle WA &^$
Thursday, July, 16 – Analog Café, Portland OR &^$
Saturday, August 8 – Visions Festival, London, UK

* w/ Negative Approach
& w/ Pity Sex
^ w/ Tony Molina
# w/ Uniform
$ w/ Creative Adult
+ w/ Radioactivity

Pre-order ‘The L-Shaped Man’ on iTunes ($7.99) and and get instant downloads of “The Separation” and “The Understanding”. Plus iTunes exclusive bonus track “Vivication” and iTunes exclusive pre-order only bonus track, “The Hide”. Both bonus tracks will be delivered with the album on May 19 release date.

You can also preorder on Amazon MP3 and receive instant downloads of “The Separation” and “The Understanding” (click on the Amazon MP3 store option in order to receive instant downloads).

Preorder the CD and sea foam green colored LP on the Matador Store:

Also via the Matador Store you can pre-order a special bundle that includes the CD or colored vinyl LP along with a Ceremony T-shirt and/or a 36-page limited edition book of poems by Ceremony vocalist, Ross Farrar, which parallels lyrics from ‘The L-Shaped Man’.

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ICEAGE COMING TO A TOWN NEAR YOU

By Blue on Monday, April 20th, 2015

Just a small reminder that the Iceage tour will commence a week today starting at London’s Village Underground on Monday 27th April. All other dates as follows…

Tuesday, April 28 – Sticky Mikes, Brighton (UK)
Wednesday, April 29 – Clwb ifor Bach, Cardiff (UK)
Thursday, April 30 – Workman’s Club, Dublin (IRE)
Friday, May 1 – Hare and Hounds, Birmingham (UK)
Saturday, May 2 – Night and Day, Manchester (UK)
Sunday, May 3 - Live at Glasgow Festival, Glasgow (UK)
Monday, May 4 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds (UK)
Tuesday, May 5 – Fleece, Bristol (UK)
Friday, May 22 – Liverpool Sound City Festival, Liverpool (UK)
Saturday, May 23 – Mayfield Derby Festival, Mannheim (GER)
Sunday. May 24 – Way Back When Festival, Dortmund (GER)
Wednesday, May 27 – Bi Nuu, Berlin (GER)
Thursday, May 28 – UT Connewitz, Leipzig (GER)
Friday, May 29- The Place, St. Petersburg (RUS)
Saturday, May 30 – Teatr, Moscow (RUS)
Monday, June 1 – Cohouse, Rome (IT)
Wednesday, June 3 – Summer Student Festival, Padova (IT)
Thursday, June 4 – Beaches Brew Festival, Ravenna (IT)
Friday, June 5 – Plissken Festival, Athens (Greece)
June 6/7 – Free Press Summer Festival, Houston TX
Monday, June 8 – Siberia, New Orleans LA*
Tuesday, June 9 – Hi-Tone, Memphis TN*
Thursday, June 11 – Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Manchester TN
Friday, June 12 – Drunken Unicorn – Red Bull Sound Select, Atlanta GA*
Saturday, June 13 – The Mothlight, Asheville NC*
Sunday, June 14 – King’s, Raleigh NC*
Monday, June 15 – DC9, Washington DC*
Tuesday, June 16 – 315 Ten Eyck, Brooklyn NY*
Thursday, June 18 – Opera House – NXNE Festival Toronto ON (CA)
Saturday, June 20 – Now That’s Class, Cleveland OH*
Sunday, June 21 – High Noon Saloon, Madison WI*
Monday, June 22 – The Aquarium (Dempsey’s Upstairs), Fargo ND*
Tuesday, June 23 – The Good Will Social Club, Winnipeg MB (CA)*
Thursday, June 25 – Vangelis Tavern, Saskatoon SK (CA)*
Friday, June 26 – Sled Island Music Festival, Calgary AB (CA)*
Sunday, June 28 – The Cobalt, Vancouver BC (CA)*
Monday, June 29 – Neumos, Seattle WA*
Tuesday, June 30 – Mississippi Studios, Portland OR*
July 2/3/4 – ATP Iceland, Keflavik (Iceland)
Friday, July 17 – Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago IL
Thursday, August 20 - Paredes De Coura Festival, Paredes De Coura Festival (POR)

* w/ Low Life

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