Steve Gunn – New U.S., Australian Dates


After a rapturously received show Monday night at London’s St. John Church, Steve’s current solo tour of Europe continues this week and is followed by solo U.S. dates in June alongside Lee Ranaldo and Meg Baird, followed by full band dates in Australia in July.  Steve’s summer run concludes with west coast band shows with Heron Oblivion and James Elkington.  The new dates are in bold.

Wednesday, April 5 – Holy Trinity – Leeds, UK
Thursday, April 6 – Glee Club, Birmingham, UK
Friday, April 7 – Unitarian Church, Brighton, UK
Saturday, April 8 – Little Waves, Genk, Belgium
Sunday, April 9 – Zonnehuis – Amsterdam, Netherlands (4pm show)
Monday, April 10 – Doopsgezinde Kerk (church) – Utrecht, Netherlands
Tuesday, April 11 – Les Atelier Claus, Brussels, Belgium
Wednesday, April 12 – Vooruit (Theater Zaal) – Gent, Belgium
Thursday, April 13 – Le Carreau du Temple, Paris, France
Friday, April 14 – Le Bourg – Lausanne, Switzerland
Saturday, April 15 – Bad Bonn, Düdingen, Switzerland
Monday, April 17 – Anfiteatro del Venda – Padova, Italy
Tuesday, April 18 – Blackmarket/Unplugged in Monti Series, Rome, Italy
Wednesday, April 19 – St. Edmunds Church, Oslo, Norway
Thursday, April 20 – Tungenes Lighthouse, Randaberg, Norway
Saturday, April 22 – G Livelab, Helsinki, Finland
Sunday, April 23 – Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark
Tuesday, April 25 – Sidecar, Barcelona, Spain
Wednesday, April 26 – Kafe Antzokia, Bilbao, Spain
Thursday, April 27 – Moby Dick, Madrid, Spain
Friday, April 28 – El Torgal, Ourense, Spain
Sunday June 11 – The Thing in Spring Festival, Peterborough, NH
Tuesday, June 13 – Broadberry, Richmond VA   (solo)*
Wednesday, June 14 – ArtsCenter, Carrboro NC  (solo)*
Thursday, June 15 – 40 Watt, Athens GA  (solo)*
Friday, June 16 – Smith’s Olde Bar, Atlanta GA (solo)*
Saturday, June 17 – Saturn, Birmingham AL  (solo)*
Sunday, June 18 – Gasa Gasa, New Orleans LA  (solo)*
Monday, June 19 – White Oak Music Hall, Houston TX (solo)*
Tuesday, June 20 – Sons of Herman Hall, Dallas TX (solo)*
Wednesday, June 21 – The North Door, Austin TX  (solo)*
Friday, June 23 – Proud Larry’s, Oxford MS (solo)*
Saturday, June 24 – The Anchor, Nashville TN (solo)*
Thursday, July 6 – The Basement, Sydney, NSW
Friday, July 7 – National Gallery of Victoria (The Great Hall), Melbourne, VIC
Sunday, July 9 – The Junk Bar – Brisbane, QLD
Thursday, July 27 – Constellation Room, Santa Ana CA & #
Friday, July 28 – The Echo, Los Angeles CA & #
Sunday, July 30 – The Space Bar, San Diego CA &
Wednesday, August 2 – Great American Music Hall, San Francisco CA &
Friday, August 4 – Tractor Tavern, Seattle WA
August 5 – 6 – Pickathon Music Festival, Happy Valley OR

* = w/  Lee Ranaldo and Meg Baird
# = w/ James Elkington
& = w/ Heron Oblivion

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Perfume Genius Announces European Dates


(photo by Alessia Naccarato)

Our favourite child of radiant light returns to European shores this June – playing a short run of festival and headline shows. Perfume Genius’ new album ‘No Shape’ will be released by Matador worldwide on May 5th.

June 8 – Heaven – London, UK – Tickets
June 9 – AB Club – Brussels BE – Tickets
June 11 – We Love Green Festival – Paris FR – Tickets
June 13 – Paradiso Noord – Amsterdam NE – Tickets
June 14 – Berghain/Kantine – Berlin DE – Tickets

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Coming May 19 : Helium – ‘Ends wIth And’ Compilation, ‘The Dirt Of Luck’ & ‘The Magic City’ Reissues

(“XXX”, directed by David Kleiler)

(photo : Stephen Apicella-Hitchcock)

“Compiling Ends with And has been like stumbling upon a long forgotten time capsule and trying to put the pieces in order. I hadn’t heard most of the songs in a very long time. I pored over hours of unlabeled cassette demos, odd test pressings, and DAT tapes.  A few of the live recordings and bonus tracks were hard to find – I knew that they existed but I had lost copies, but luckily a few kind souls had stored tapes in dusty basements and attics in various parts of the country. It’s good to know that these songs will all be in one place now.”Mary Timony

Trying to describe the creative shadow cast by Mary Timony & Helium is a fun task, but one that’s far better served by Matador FINALLY GETTING AROUND to reissuing 1995’s breakthrough ‘The Dirt Of Luck’ and 1997’s ‘The Magic City’ (coupled with the tracks from the ‘No Guitars’ EP) on LP/digital, plus a 2 LP, 19 song singles & rarities compilation, ‘Ends with And’, featuring 3 previously unreleased demo versions (“Superball”, “Ghost Car”, “Leon’s Space Song”) and one, never-before-heard composition, “Golden Bridge”. Packaging and liner notes to all of the above are pretty killer and whether you’ve been following Helium since their ascent in the Boston scene a couple of decades ago or you’ve more recently found yourself blown away by Mary’s solo work or subsequent stints in Wild Flag and Ex Hex, we’re not-so-quietly confident you need these titles on your turntable and in your head.

Preorder links to ala carte and/or bundled versions of the LP’s can be found below, and there’s an tote bag option as well.

In June, Mary has confirmed a run of East Coast and Midwest dates billed as “Mary Timony plays Helium”, and will feature members of Hospitality (Brian Bettencourt and David Christian) as her rhythm section., Tickets go on-sale tomorrow at noon, March 24th (venue links below).

PRE-ORDER :

‘Ends with And’ (digital preorders come with instant downloads of “XXX” and “Hole In The Ground”)
‘The Dirt Of Luck’
‘The Magic City’

‘Ends with And’ tracklisting :
1. Baby Vampire Made Me
2. XXX
3. OOO
4. Love $$$
5. Lucy
6. Termite Tree
7. Hole In The Ground
8. Magic Box
9. Superball (Demo)
10. What Institution Are You From?
11. Lucky Charm
12. #12 L’Enfant
13. I Am A Witch
14. Ghost Car (Demo)
15. Puffin Stars
16. Leon’s Space Song (Demo)
17. The Dragon #1
18. Fantastic Castle
19. Golden Bridge (Demo)

LISTEN :

“Hole In The Ground” (via your choice of streaming service)

TOUR DATES  – “Mary Timony Plays Helium” :
Tuesday, June 6 – Rock & Roll Hotel, Washington, DC
Wednesday, June 7 – Boot and Saddle, Philadelphia, PA
Thursday, June 8 – Northside Festival – Rough Trade, Brooklyn, NY
Friday, June 9 – Mercury Lounge, New York, NY
Saturday, June 10 – The Sinclair, Boston, MA
Monday, June 12 – Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto, ON
Tuesday, June 13 – Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
Wednesday, June 14 – Marble Bar, Detroit, MI
Thursday, June 15 – The Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL

*all tickets on sale Friday, March 24th

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New Spoon North American Dates (On Sale Friday), Apogee Session Airs Today at 11:15am PT

(photo by Bryan C. Parker)

Before we getting into the goods (tour news), I’m here to remind you to tune into KCRW today at 11:15am PT to catch the band’s Apogee Session. The performance will be streaming WORLDWIDE at http://kcrw.co/2nbCW4o. UPDATE – view the session in full HERE.

Ok, back to the goods – a LARGE amount of new tour dates that will be on sale this Friday at 10am EST – minus Savannah. You can find all confirmed tour dates below.

Upcoming tour dates :

March 23rd – Metro Theatre, Sydney, Australia
March 25th – The Croxton Bandroom, Melbourne, Australia
April 27– Soul Kitchen – Mobile, AL
April 28 – The Lyric – Oxford, MS
April 29 – Varsity Theater – Baton Rouge, LA
May 1 – Ritz Ybor – Tampa, FL
May 2 – House of Blues – Orlando, FL
May 3 – Georgia Theatre – Athens, GA
May 5 – Music Farm – Charleston ,SC
May 6 – Orange Peel, Asheville, NC***
May 7 – The Ritz – Raleigh, NC
May 9 – Mill and Mine – Knoxville, TN
May 11 – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
June 17 – Festsaal Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany
June 18 – Maifeld Derby Festival, Manheim, Germany
June 19 – Technikum, Munich, Germany
June 22 – Piknik i Parken, Oslo, Norway
June 24 – Amager Bio, Copenhagen South, Denmark
June 27 – Gorilla, Manchester, United Kingdom
June 28 – The Arts School, Glasgow, United Kingdom
June 30 – O2 Forum, London, United Kingdom
July 2 – Main Square Festival, Arras, France
July 3 – Gloria Theatre, Cologne, Germany
July 5 – La Maroquinerie, Paris, France
July 7 – Mad Cool Festival, Madrid, Spain
July 8 – NOS Alive, Lisbon, Portugal
July 14 – Forecastle, Louisville, KY
July 15 – Sloss Festival, Birmingham, AL
July 18 – Charlotte Metro Credit Union, Charlotte, NC*
 July 19 – Sprint Pavilion, Charlottesville, VA*
July 21 – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, Boston, MA
July 22 – State Theatre, Portland, ME*
July 23 – Metropolis, Montreal, QC*
July 25 – Massey Hall, Toronto, ON**
July 26 – Stage AE – Indoors, Pittsburgh, PA*
July 28 – Panorama Festival, New York NY
July 29 – BB&T Pavilion (XPoNential Music Festival), Camden NJ
July 30 – Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia MD +
August 1 – The Fillmore, Detroit, MI**
August 6 – Hollywood Bowl,& Los Angeles CA
August 19 – House of Blues, New Orleans, LA
August 20 – Mavericks, Jacksonville, FL
August 22 – Lucas Theater for the Arts, Savannah, GA
August 23 – Music Farm, Columbia, SC
August 28 – Knitting Factory, Spokane, WA
August 30 – Windspear Centre, Edmonton, AB
August 31 – Macewan Hall, Calgary, AB
September 2 – Malkin Bowl, Vancouver, BC
September 5 – Knitting Factory, Boise, ID
September 6 – The Depot, Salt Lake City, UT
September 8 – Sokol Auditorium, Omaha, NE
September 9- Mishwaka Amphitheatre – Bellevue, CO
September 13 – Pabst Theatre, Milwaukee, WI
September 14 – Orpheum Theatre, Madison, WI
September 15 – Palace Theater, Saint Paul, MN

+   – with Belle and Sebastian and Andrew Bird
& – with Belle and Sebastian
* – with the New Pornographers
**- with Cherry Glazerr
*** – with Tennis

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Julien Baker – Tour Begins Next Month, Piano Version Of “Good News” Out Today As Part Of ‘Our First 100 Days’ Benefit Single Series

(photo credit to: Veronica Mullen)

It was just last Friday when Julien Baker’s first official release on the label hit store shelves. Funeral Pyre 7″ (with B-side “Distant Solar Systems”) is available to buy/stream here: http://smarturl.it/Funeral_Pyre + http://smarturl.it/Distant_Solar_System.

More good news, mean it. A piano version of “Good News” (off Sprained Ankle) is available to stream and download HERE as party of Our First 100 Days. The project was started in conjunction with Secretly Group and 30 Songs, 30 Days. The money earned will go to organizations involved with women’s rights, immigration, fairness and climate change.

Upcoming Tour Dates:

Friday, March 31 – Calvin College (Festival of Faith and Music), Grand Rapids, MI
Friday, April 7 – State Theatre, Ithaca, NY
Saturday, April 8 – Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA ^
Sunday, April 9 – The National, Richmond, VA ^
Tuesday, April 11 – Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA ^
Wednesday, April 12 – Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN ^
Friday, April 14 – The Fillmore, Philadelphia, PA ^ SOLD OUT
Saturday, April 15 – College Street Music Hall, New Haven, CT ^
Monday, April 17 – Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn, NY ^ SOLD OUT
Tuesday, April 18 – Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn, NY ^
Wednesday, April 19 – Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn, NY ^ SOLD OUT
Saturday, April 22 – Sunday, April 23 – High Water Festival, N. Charleston, SC
Saturday, May 13 – Greek Theatre, Los Angeles &
Wednesday, May 24 – Trafo, Jena, DE
Thursday, May 25 – Kantine am Berghain, Berlin, DE
Friday, May 26 – Immergut Festival, Neustrelitz, DE
Sunday, May 28 – Aalhaus, Hamburg, DE
Monday, May 29 – Pension Schmidt, Munster, DE
Tuesday, May 30 – Karlstorbahnhof, Heidelberg, DE
Wednesday, May 31 – Milla, Munich, DE
Friday, June 2 – Moers Festival, Moers, DE
Monday, June 5 – Bush Hall, London, UK
Tuesday, June 6 – Deaf Institute, Manchester, UK
Friday, June 9 – Primavera Sound, Porto, PT
Saturday, June 10 – Paradiso, Amsterdam, NL
July 27 – Sony Centre, Toronto, ON*
August 15 – Palace Theatre, St. Paul, MN*
August 16 – Iroquois Amphitheater, Louisville, KY
August 17 – Chicago Theatre, Chicago, IL *
November 10 – Union Chapel, London, UK

! w/ Avett Brothers, The Shins, Shovels & Rope, Dawes, Lucius, Charles Bradley
^ w/ The Decemberists
& w/ Connor Oberst
* w/ Belle and Sebastian

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Perfume Genius – ‘No Shape’ coming May 5, “Slip Away” Video Premiere Via The Fader

“Slip Away”, directed by Andrew Thomas Huang


(photo by Inez and Vinoodh)

Perfume Genius, nom de poster+wraith of musician Mike Hadreas, will release his fourth album, ‘No Shape’, May 5 on Matador Records. The album was recorded in Los Angeles, produced by Blake Mills, mixed by Shawn Everett.

The video for the first single, “Slip Away,” was directed by longtime Bjork collaborator Andrew Thomas Huang  and is co-presented by The Fader, whose current Perfume Genius cover story is a peek into his mindset upon completing the album in January.

Perfume Genius’s 2014 breakout album ‘Too Bright’—called “awe-inspiring, magnificent” by NPR—marked a musical and performative leap that sounds unlike anything before or since. With his new songs, he goes even further, merging church music, makeout music, R&B, art pop, krautrock, and queer soul into his take on stadium anthems.

Of the album, Hadreas says: “I pay my rent. I’m approaching health. The things that are bothering me personally now are less clear, more confusing. I don’t think I really figured them out with these songs. There’s something freeing about how I don’t have it figured out. Unpacking little morsels, magnifying my discomfort, wading through buried harm, laughing at or digging in to the embarrassing drama of it all. I may never come out the other side but it’s invigorating to try and hopefully, ultimately helpful. I think a lot of them are about trying to be happy in the face of whatever bullshit I created for myself or how horrible everything and everyone is.”

In a bio for the album, writer Choire Sicha says, “God is all around actually and some of these songs are about being equal and some are about the witchcraft of believing. This is church music the same way Prince’s Black Album is — too dirty. It’s femme art pop the way Kate Bush’s The Dreaming is — too scary.”

track listing :

1. Otherside
2. Slip Away
3. Just Like Love
4. Go Ahead
5. Valley
6. Wreath
7. Every Night
8. Choir
9. Die 4 You
10. Sides (feat. Weyes Blood)
11. Braid
12. Run Me Through
13. Alan

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TOUR DATES
Wednesday, May 10 – Magic Stick Lounge, Detroit MI*
Thursday, May 11 – Virgin Mobile Mod Club, Toronto ON*
Friday, May 12 – Theatre Fairmount, Montreal, QC*
Saturday, May 13 – Royale, Boston MA*
Monday, May 15 – 9:30 Club, Washington DC*
Tuesday, May 16 – Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn NY*
Thursday, May 18 – Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA*
Friday, May 19 – Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro NC*
Saturday, May 20 – Terminal West, Atlanta GA*
Sunday, May 21 – Exit/In, Nashville TN*
Tuesday, May 23 – The Back Room at Colectivo, Milwaukee WI*
Wednesday, May 24 – Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis MN*
Thursday, May 25 – Lincoln Hall, Chicago IL*
Friday June 16, Eaux Claires Festival, Eaux Claires, WI
Saturday, July 15 – Imperial, Vancouver, BC
Sunday, July 16 – Revolution Hall, Portland OR
Tuesday, July 18 – The Independent, San Francisco CA
Sunday, July 23 – Capitol Hill Block Party – Seattle WA
August 10-11 – Way Out West – Gothenburg, Sweden
August 11-12 – Haven Festival – Copenhagen, Denmark
Friday, August 18 – Pukkelpop, Kiewit Hasselt, Belgium
Thursday August 31-Sunday, September 3 – End Of The Road Festival, South Wiltshire, United Kingdom

* – w/ Serpentwithfeet

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OUT TODAY : Spoon’s ‘Hot Thoughts’

(photo by Debi del Grand)

On the heels of last week’s national TV appearances and the past 3 nights at the former Emo’s building, re-dubbed “Eno’s” for the occasion, Spoon commemorate today’s release of their insanely well-reviewed ‘Hot Thoughts’ with an appearance in the parking lot of Austin’s Waterloo Records at 6pm. After that, a sick global touring run commences (see below) and if this week’s gigs are any measure, you’re gonna see a band at the absolute peak of their powers. A few of us have spent a VERY LONG TIME following this band and it’s no hype job whatsoever to say that in 2017, Spoon not only still have the capacity to stun & surprise, they might only just be getting started.

tour dates :

March 23rd – Metro Theatre, Sydney, Australia
March 25th – The Croxton Bandroom, Melbourne, Australia
April 27– Soul Kitchen – Mobile, AL
April 28 – The Lyric – Oxford, MS
April 29 – Varsity Theater – Baton Rouge, LA
May 1 – Ritz Ybor – Tampa, FL
May 2 – House of Blues – Orlando, FL
May 3 – Georgia Theatre – Athens, GA
May 5 – Music Farm – Charleston ,SC
May 7 – The Ritz – Raleigh, NC
May 9 – Mill and Mine – Knoxville, TN
May 11 – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH

June 17 – Festsaal Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany
June 18 – Maifeld Derby Festival, Manheim, Germany
June 19 – Technikum, Munich, Germany

June 22 – Piknik i Parken, Oslo, Norway
June 24 – Amager Bio, Copenhagen South, Denmark
June 27 – Gorilla, Manchester, United Kingdom
June 28 – The Arts School, Glasgow, United Kingdom
June 30 – O2 Forum, London, United Kingdom
July 2 – Main Square Festival, Arras, France
July 3 – Gloria Theatre, Cologne, Germany
July 5 – La Maroquinerie, Paris, France
July 7 – Mad Cool Festival, Madrid, Spain
July 8 – NOS Alive, Lisbon, Portugal
July 14 – Forecastle, Louisville, KY
July 15 – Sloss Festival, Birmingham, AL
July 28 – Panorama Festival, New York NY
July 29 – BB&T Pavilion (XPoNential Music Festival), Camden NJ
July 30 – Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia MD **
August 6 – Hollywood Bowl*, Los Angeles CA
September 8 – Belly Up – Aspen, CO
September 9- Mishwaka Amphitheatre – Bellevue, CO

** – with Belle and Sebastian and Andrew Bird
* – with Belle and Sebastian

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Out Today : Julien Baker – “Funeral Pyre” 7″ and ‘Sprained Ankle’ LP/CD European re-release

(photo by Nolan Knight)

Just a reminder that today (March 17) marks the re-release of Julien Baker’s amazing ‘Sprained Ankle’ LP/CD (in all territories save for North America and Australia) along with the new “Funeral Pyre” b/w “Distant Solar Systems” 7″ here in the USA and Canada (said 7″ is included in the international LP editions of ‘Sprained Ankle’ and can be streamed or downloaded everywhere). Julien’s got an ambitious tour schedule for the rest of the year with shows both enormo and intimate ; details can be found below.

Friday, March 31 – Calvin College (Festival of Faith and Music), Grand Rapids, MI
Friday, April 7 – State Theatre, Ithaca, NY
Saturday, April 8 – Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA ^
Sunday, April 9 – The National, Richmond, VA ^
Tuesday, April 11 – Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA ^
Wednesday, April 12 – Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN ^
Friday, April 14 – The Fillmore, Philadelphia, PA ^ SOLD OUT
Saturday, April 15 – College Street Music Hall, New Haven, CT ^
Monday, April 17 – Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn, NY ^ SOLD OUT
Tuesday, April 18 – Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn, NY ^
Wednesday, April 19 – Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn, NY ^ SOLD OUT
Saturday, April 22 – Sunday, April 23 – High Water Festival, N. Charleston, SC
Saturday, May 13 – Greek Theatre, Los Angeles &
Wednesday, May 24 – Trafo, Jena, DE
Thursday, May 25 – Kantine am Berghain, Berlin, DE
Friday, May 26 – Immergut Festival, Neustrelitz, DE
Sunday, May 28 – Aalhaus, Hamburg, DE
Monday, May 29 – Pension Schmidt, Munster, DE
Tuesday, May 30 – Karlstorbahnhof, Heidelberg, DE
Wednesday, May 31 – Milla, Munich, DE
Friday, June 2 – Moers Festival, Moers, DE
Monday, June 5 – Bush Hall, London, UK
Tuesday, June 6 – Deaf Institute, Manchester, UK
Friday, June 9 – Primavera Sound, Porto, PT
Saturday, June 10 – Paradiso, Amsterdam, NL
July 27 – Sony Centre, Toronto, ON*
August 15 – Palace Theatre, St. Paul, MN*
August 16 – Iroquois Amphitheater, Louisville, KY
August 17 – Chicago Theatre, Chicago, IL *
November 10 – Union Chapel, London, UK

! w/ Avett Brothers, The Shins, Shovels & Rope, Dawes, Lucius, Charles Bradley
^ w/ The Decemberists
& w/ Connor Oberst
* w/ Belle and Sebastian

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Car Seat Headrest extend 2017 tour dates

For fear of there being one night of the year Car Seat Headrest do not have a show scheduled, Will and company have extended their 2017 tour dates.

Thursday, June 1st – 9:30 Club, Washington DC
Sunday, June 4th – Jefferson Theater, Charlottesville, VA
Monday, June 5th – Cat’s Cradle, Carborro, NC
Wednesday, June 7th – The Orange Peel, Asheville, NC
Thursday, June 8th – Headliners, Louisville, KY
Tuesday, August 1st – The Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
Thursday, August 3rd – Higher Ground Ballroom, Burlington, VT

TOUR DATES

Friday, March 10th – New Orleans, LA – The Buku Music + Art Project
Saturday, April 15th – Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music and Arts
Monday, April 17th – Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theatre *
Wednesday, April 19th – Pomona, CA – The Glass House ^
Thursday, April 20th – Pioneertown, CA – Pappy & Harriets *
Saturday, April 22nd – Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music and Arts
Friday, May 12th – Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees Music Festival
Friday, May 26th – Allston, MA – Boston Calling
Sunday, May 28th – George, WA – Sasquatch Music Festival
Thursday, June 1st – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club %
Saturday, June 3rd – New York, NY – Governors Ball Music Festival
Sunday, June 4th – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater %
Monday, June 5th – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle %
Wednesday, June 7th – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel %
Thursday, June 8th – Louisville, KY – Headliners %
Friday, June 9th – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Music Festival
Sunday, June 18th – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre $
Saturday, June 24th – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre #
Friday, June 30th – Richmond, VA – Brown’s Island +
7/28-7/30 – Oro-Medonte, ON – WayHome Music and Arts Festival
Tuesday, August 1st – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom +
Thursday, August 3rd – South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground Ballroom +
8/4-8/6 – Montreal, QC – Osheaga Festival

* denotes w/ Preoccupations
^ denotes w/ Future Islands
% denotes w/ Nap Eyes
$ denotes w/ Local Natives & Portugal, The Man
# denotes w/ Weezer
+ denotes w/ Gold Connections

‘Teens of Denial’ is available from the following outlets:

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Amazon
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Lucy Dacus North American Tour Dates w/ Sylvan Esso Announced

The one and only Lucy Dacus recently wrapped a tour opening for Hamilton Leithauser this past Saturday and not a beat so much as passed before another batch of tour dates have been announced. See below the row of May dates where Lucy will be opening for Sylvan Esso.

2017 TOUR DATES
Sunday, May 14 – The Fillmore, Charlotte, NC*
Thursday, May 18 – Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn, NY*
Saturday, May 20 – Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA*
Tuesday, May 23 – Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto, ON*
Thursday, May 25 – Higher Ground Ballroom, Burlington, VT*
Friday, May 26 – Boston Calling Music Festival, Boston, MA
Saturday, May 27 – 9:30 Club, Washington, DC*
Saturday, June 10 – Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, Manchester, TN
July 14-16 – Forecastle Festival, Louisville, KY

* denotes w/ Sylvan Esso

BUY/DOWNLOAD/STREAM No Burden here:
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ONLINE:
Website – http://lucydacus.com/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/lucy.dacus/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/lucydacus
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Ceremony Announces “Your Life In America” – Los Angeles Residency May 18-20th

Earlier today Ceremony announced an unmissable event to take place over three days in May at The Echo. Full details below:

A RETROSPECTIVE RESIDENCY MAY 18-20 IN LOS ANGELES

FYF & SOUND AND FURY PRESENT:

THREE NIGHTS AT THE ECHO WITH THREE DIFFERENT SETS CURATED FROM THE ENTIRE CEREMONY CATALOGUE

Including performances by:
Antwon
Cold Beat
The Coltranes
Leisure World
Sabertooth Zombie
Sex Stains
The World

DJ sets by
Bethany Cosentino (Best Coast)
Rob Moran
Tamaryn

A limited number of 3 Day Passes are on sale RIGHT NOW for just $35 and include a silkscreened poster designed by Jeremy Dean. – TICKETS HERE

All Ages.  Thursday & Friday doors at 8pm, Saturday doors at 5pm.

Individual ticket sales and lineup announcements TBD

BUY/STREAM THE L-SHAPED MAN 

Pre-order the CD and sea foam green colored LP on the Matador Store:
http://smarturl.it/LShapedMan_LP

ONLINE

Ceremony Website: http://ceremonyhc.com/
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Spoon – “Can I Sit Next To You” Video Premiere, New US & Germany Dates



(Photo by Zachery Michael)

Earlier today, Apple Music’s Beats 1 and Zane Lowe premiered the second track from Spoon’s forthcoming album, ‘Hot Thoughts’, “Can I Sit Next To You” . The accompanying video, directed by directed by Marcel Dzama, can be viewed above.

In addition, a number of U.S. and Germny tour dates have just been added below, with tickets on sale February 24 at 10am.

Stream or preorder ‘Hot Thoughts’ (digital preorders receive “Can I Sit Next To You” and “Hot Thoughts” instantly)
Stream “Can I Sit Next To You”

Upcoming shows (new dates in bold) :

February 27 – 100 Club, London, United Kingdom
March 6 – The Observatory, Santa Ana CA
March 14 – The Main ( SXSW Residency), Austin TX
March 15 – The Main ( SXSW Residency), Austin TX
March 16 – The Main ( SXSW Residency), Austin TX
March 23rd – Metro Theatre, Sydney, Australia
March 25th – The Croxton Bandroom, Melbourne, Australia
April 27– Soul Kitchen – Mobile, AL
April 28 – The Lyric – Oxford, MS
April 29 – Varsity Theater – Baton Rouge, LA
May 1 – Ritz Ybor – Tampa, FL
May 2 – House of Blues – Orlando, FL
May 3 – Georgia Theatre – Athens, GA
May 5 – Music Farm – Charleston ,SC
May 7 – The Ritz – Raleigh, NC
May 9 – Mill and Mine – Knoxville, TN
May 11 – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH

June 17 – Festsaal Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany
June 18 – Maifeld Derby Festival, Manheim, Germany
June 19 – Technikum, Munich, Germany

June 27 – Gorilla, Manchester, United Kingdom
June 28 – The Arts School, Glasgow, United Kingdom
June 30 – O2 Forum, London, United Kingdom
July 7 – Mad Cool Festival, Madrid, Spain
July 14 – Forecastle, Louisville, KY
July 15 – Sloss Festival, Birmingham, AL
July 28 – Panorama Festival, New York NY
July 30 – Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia MD **
August 6 – Hollywood Bowl*, Los Angeles CA
September 8 – Belly Up – Aspen, CO
September 9- Mishwaka Amphitheatre – Bellevue, CO

** – with Belle and Sebastian and Andrew Bird
* – with Belle and Sebastian

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New UK Summer Tour Dates for Car Seat Headrest

For those who missed out on the cluster of UK tour dates that begin March 23rd in London (notice below with the cascade of SOLD OUT next to each UK date), there is hope. There are five new opportunities to see Car Seat Headrest this year and as you might know by now, they will be going fast so don’t miss out.

Tuesday, August 29 – 02 Forum, London UK
Wednesday, August 30 – Ritz, Manchester UK
Thursday, August 31 – Leeds Uni Stylus, Leeds UK
Friday, September 1 – Electric Fields Festival – Thronhill UK
Saturday, September 2 – End Of The Road, Dorset UK

TOUR DATES
March 10-11 – BUKU Music & Art Project 2017, Fremantle, Australia
Tuesday, March 14 – Paradiso Grote Zaal, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Wednesday, March 15 – Botanique, Brussels, Belgium
Thursday, March 16 – Gebäude 9, Cologne, Germany
Friday, March 17 – Musik & Frieden, Berlin, Germany
Saturday, March 18 – Manufaktur, Schorndorf, Germany
Sunday, March 19 – Feierwerk / Kranhalle, Munich, Germany
Monday, March 20 – Mascotte, Zürich, Switzerland
Wednesday, March 22 – Divan de Monde, Paris, France
Thursday, March 23 – Electric Ballroom, London, United Kingdom SOLD OUT
Friday, March 24 – Manchester Gorilla, Manchester, United Kingdom SOLD OUT
Sunday, March 26 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, United Kingdom SOLD OUT
Monday, March 27 – Academy, Dublin, Ireland SOLD OUT
April 14-26 – Coachella, Indio CA
April 21-23 – Coachella, Indio CA
May 12-14 – Shaky Knees Festival, Atlanta GA
Friday, May 26 – Gorge Amphitheatre, George WA
May 26-28 – Boston Calling, Boston MA
May 26-28 – Sasquatch! Music Festival, George WA
Monday, May 29 – Gorge Amphitheatre, George WA
June 2-4 – The Governors Ball Music Festival, New York NY
June 8-11 – Bonnaroo Music Festival, Manchester TN
Sunday, June 18 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison Co
August 8-12 – Øya Festival, Oslo, Norway

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Spoon : ‘Hot Thoughts’ Aura Reader, New Shows In Rooms Enormous + Otherwise

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Coinciding with more new shows being announced (including a February 27 show at London’s historic 100 Club and massive co-headlining appearances with Belle and Sebastian at the Hollywood Bowl and Merriweather Post Pavillion), the advance campaign for Spoon’s forthcoming ‘Hot Thoughts’ album (out March 17) takes a turn for the unexpected with the launch of the ‘Hot Thoughts’ Aura Reader app.

Perhaps you’re saying to yourself, “doesn’t this sound a bit Peter Lemonmoodring?” and you’d be right. However, we’re sure you’ll find the experience far more rewarding. When you create a Spoon Spotify playlist, the Aura Reader analyzes that playlist, then creates a individualized version of the ‘Hot Thoughts’ album cover with different colors in the artwork’s signature watercolor skull, creating a reflection of each fan’s own… (SAFE FOR WORK) Hot Thoughts.

The customized ‘Hot Thoughts’ skulls can then be used by as avatars on Twitter, Instagram, and various other social media. Because we’re ALL ABOUT SKULLS .

the Spoon Hot Thoughts Aura Reader,

Step 1: Log in to Spotify and make a playlist that describes yourself in 10 Spoon songs.

Step 2: Connect your Spotify account to the aura reader so we can analyze your playlist.

Step 3: Share your results on Facebook, Twitter or anywhere else you choose.

Upcoming shows :

February 27 – 100 Club, London, United Kingdom
March 6 – The Observatory, Santa Ana CA
March 14 – The Main ( SXSW Residency), Austin TX
March 15 – The Main ( SXSW Residency), Austin TX
March 16 – The Main ( SXSW Residency), Austin TX
March 23rd – Metro Theatre, Sydney, Australia
March 25th – The Croxton Bandroom, Melbourne, Australia
June 27 – Gorilla, Manchester, United Kingdom
June 28 – The Arts School, Glasgow, United Kingdom
June 30 – O2 Forum, London, United Kingdom
July 7 – Mad Cool Festival, Madrid, Spain
July 14 – Forecastle, Louisville, KY
July 15 – Sloss Festival, Birmingham, AL
July 28 – Panorama Festival, New York NY
July 30 – Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia MD **
August 6 – Hollywood Bowl*, Los Angeles CA

** – with Belle and Sebastian and Andrew Bird
* – with Belle and Sebastian

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Perfume Genius – Spring/Summer North American Dates

While there’s another rather huge bit of news to share in the near future, today we can confirm a number of May and July headlining dates for Perfume Genius, with support from Serpentwithfeet. Tickets go on sale this Friday.

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED
Saturday, March 11 – Marfa Myths, Marfa TX%

NEW TOUR DATES
Wednesday, May 10 – Magic Stick Lounge, Detroit MI*
Thursday, May 11 – Virgin Mobile Mod Club, Toronto ON*
Friday, May 12 – Theatre Fairmount, Montreal, QC*
Saturday, May 13 – Royale, Boston MA*
Monday, May 15 – 9:30 Club, Washington DC*
Tuesday, May 16 – Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn NY*
Thursday, May 18 – Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA*
Friday, May 19 – Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro NC*
Saturday, May 20 – Terminal West, Atlanta GA*
Sunday, May 21 – Exit/In, Nashville TN*
Tuesday, May 23 – The Back Room at Colectivo, Milwaukee WI*
Wednesday, May 24 – Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis MN*
Thursday, May 25 – Lincoln Hall, Chicago IL*
Friday June 16-Saturdauy June 17, Eaux Claires Festival, Eaux Claires, WI
Saturday, July 15 – Imperial, Vancouver, BC
Sunday, July 16 – Revolution Hall, Portland OR
Tuesday, July 18 – The Independent, San Francisco CA
Thursday August 31-Sunday, September 3 – End Of The Road Festival, South Wiltshire, United Kingdom

* – w/ Serpentwithfeet
% collaboration with Weyes Blood

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Steve Gunn : Two Smiths Covers for Aquarium Drunkard’s Laginappe Sessions

Earlier this morning, Aquarium Drunkard premiered a pair of Smiths covers from Steve Gunn, “The Night Has Opened My Eyes” and “The Hand That Rocks The Cradle”.  You can stream both here.

Steve’s got a solo tour of Europe starting April 3, but he’s also taking part in a February 25 benefit for Bruce Langhorne at Brooklyn Music School alongside Alan Licht, Steve Shelley, Dylan Aycock, Loren Mazzacane Connors and many more.  All of the above plus Tom Carter, Susan Alcorn, Lee Ranaldo, Nathan Bowles, Chris Corsano, Tim Rutilli, John Fahey, Daniel Bachman and many more can be heard on Scissor Tail’s new 2 CD compilation, ‘The Hired Hands : A Tribute To Bruce Langhorne’.

Tour dates :
Monday, April 3 – St John Church, London, UK
Tuesday, April 4 – Louisiana,  Bristol, UK
Wednesday, April 5 – Holy Trinity – Leeds, UK
Thursday, April 6 – Glee Club, Birmingham, UK
Friday, April 7 – Unitarian Church,  Brighton, UK
Saturday, April 8 – Little Waves, Genk, Belgium
Sunday, April 9 – Zonnehuis – Amsterdam, Netherlands  (4pm show)
Monday, April 10 – Doopsgezinde Kerk (church) – Utrecht, Netherlands
Tuesday, April 11 – Les Atelier Claus, Brussels, Belgium
Wednesday, April 12 – Vooruit (Theater Zaal) – Gent, Belgium
Thursday, April 13 – Le Carreau du Temple, Paris, France
Friday, April 14 – Le Bourg – Lausanne, Switzerland
Saturday, April 15 – Bad Bonn, Düdingen, Switzerland
Monday, April 17 – Anfiteatro del Venda – Padova, Italy
Tuesday, April 18 – Blackmarket/Unplugged in Monti Series, Rome, Italy
Wednesday, April 19 – St. Edmunds Church, Oslo, Norway
Thursday, April 20 – Tungenes Lighthouse, Randaberg, Norway
Saturday, April 22 – G Livelab, Helsinki, Finland
Sunday, April 23 – Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark
Tuesday, April 25 – Sidecar, Barcelona, Spain
Wednesday, April 26 – Kafe Antzokia, Bilbao, Spain
Thursday, April 27 – Moby Dick, Madrid, Spain
Friday, April 28 – El Torgal, Ourense, Spain
Sunday June 11 – The Thing in Spring Festival, Peterborough, NH

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Lucy Dacus U.S. Tour Starts Today

(courtesy Joey Wharton Photography)

Lucy Dacus and band kick off a couple of weeks of shows in support of Hamilton Leithauser tonight in Cambridge, MA (see below) . There’s a number of charities Lucy’s raising money for at the merch table throughout the tour ; here’s the full list –

2/8: Cambridge- Rosie’s Place
2/9: Philadelphia – Books Through Bars
2/10: Millvale – The Women and Girls Foundation
2/11: Columbus – Youth Advocate Services
2/13: Toronto – Concord Refugee Sponsorship Group
2/15: Chicago – Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
2/16: St. Paul- CAIR-Minnesota (CAIR-MN)
2/17: Madison – Domestic Abuse Intervention Services
2/18: Louisville – Family Scholar House
2/19: Nashville – Southern Girls Rock & Roll Camp
2/21: Carrboro – Volunteers for Youth
2/22: Washington – Sitar Arts Center
2/23: Brooklyn – Sylvia Rivera Law Project
2/24: Brooklyn – New Yorkers Against Gun Violence
2/25: New YorkC – Islamic Relief USA (http://irusa.org/)

TOUR DATES
Wednesday, February 8,The Sinclair, Cambridge MA*
Thursday, February 9, Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia PA* SOLD OUT
Friday, February 10, Mr. Smalls, Milvale PA*
Saturday, February 11, Newport Music Hall, Columbus OH*
Monday, February 13, The Opera House, Toronto ON* SOLD OUT
Wednesday, February 13, 2/15 Lincoln Hall, Chicago IL* SOLD OUT
Thursday, February 16  2/16 Turf Club, St. Paul MN*  SOLD OUT
Friday, February 17, High Noon Saloon, Madison WI*
Saturday, February 18, Zanzabar, Louisville KY* SOLD OUT
Sunday, February 19, 3rd & Lindsley Nashville, Nashville TN*
Tuesday, February 21, Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro NC*
Wednesday, February 22, Rock And Roll Hotel, Washington DC* SOLD OUT
Thursday, February 23 Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY* SOLD OUT
Friday, February 24 Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY* SOLD OUT
Saturday, February 25 The Bowery Ballroom, Manhattan NY* SOLD OUT

May 26-28, Boston Calling, Boston MA
June 8-11, Bonnaroo Music Festival, Manchester TN
July 14-16, The Forecastle, Louisville KY

* – w/ Hamilton Leithauser

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Spoon Announce June UK shows

Earlier today,  Spoon confirmed their first UK shows since 2014.  Following the March release of the highly anticipated ‘Hot Thoughts’, Spoon visit Manchester, Glasgow and London in late June. Tickets  go on sale February 3rd.

27 June – Manchester,  Gorilla
28 June – Glasgow,  The Arts School
30 June – London,  O2 Forum 

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NEW SESSION: Car Seat Headrest LIVE on KEXP (first performance of the year) + 2017 Tour Dates (SO FAR)

For those of you out there who missed Car Seat Headrest live from KEXP’s new Live Room, you’re in luck. The full-session is now available for viewing at your leisure. The band are currently in Australia for Laneway, but there are MANY opportunities to see them all over the world this year. Full list of dates below.

Saturday, January 28 – Laneway Festival, Melbourne, Australia
Monday, January 30 – Laneway Festival, Auckland, New Zealand
Thursday, February 2 – The Gasometer Hotel, Collingwood, Australia
Friday, February 3 – Laneway Festival, Adelaide, Australia
Saturday, February 4 – Laneway Festival, Sydney, Australia
Sunday, February 5 – Laneway Festival, Fremantle, Australia
March 10-11 – BUKU Music & Art Project 2017, Fremantle, Australia
Tuesday, March 14 – Paradiso Grote Zaal, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Wednesday, March 15 – Botanique, Brussels, Belgium
Thursday, March 16 – Gebäude 9, Cologne, Germany
Friday, March 17 – Musik & Frieden, Berlin, Germany
Saturday, March 18 – Manufaktur, Schorndorf, Germany
Sunday, March 19 – Feierwerk / Kranhalle, Munich, Germany
Monday, March 20 – Mascotte, Zürich, Switzerland
Wednesday, March 22 – Divan de Monde, Paris, France
Thursday, March 23 – Electric Ballroom, London, United Kingdom SOLD OUT
Friday, March 24 – Manchester Gorilla, Manchester, United Kingdom SOLD OUT
Sunday, March 26 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, United Kingdom SOLD OUT
Monday, March 27 – Academy, Dublin, Ireland SOLD OUT
April 14-26 – Coachella, Indio CA
April 21-23 – Coachella, Indio CA
May 12-14 – Shaky Knees Festival, Atlanta GA
Friday, May 26 – Gorge Amphitheatre, George WA
May 26-28 – Boston Calling, Boston MA
May 26-28 – Sasquatch! Music Festival, George WA
Monday, May 29 – Gorge Amphitheatre, George WA
June 2-4 – The Governors Ball Music Festival, New York NY
June 8-11 – Bonnaroo Music Festival, Manchester TN
Sunday, June 18 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison Co
August 8-12 – Øya Festival, Oslo, Norway

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