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The New Pornographers, finally touring in Europe again

By Stuart on Thursday, August 14th, 2014
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Today, The New Pornographers announce their first (collective) visit to Europe in almost four years, with news that December sees a week-long run of shows for the live band consisting of A.C. Newman, Blaine Thurier, Dan Bejar, John Collins, Kathryn Calder, Kurt Dahle and Todd Fancey for the below dates:

Mon 01 – UK, Manchester, The Deaf Institute – Tickets
Tue 02 – UK, London, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire – Tickets
Wed 03 – Belgium, Brussels, Botanique – Rotunde – Tickets
Thu 04 – France, Paris, La Maroquinerie – Tickets
Fri 05 – Germany, Cologne, Gebaude 9 – Tickets
Sat 06 – Netherlands, Nijmegen, Doornroosje – Tickets
Sun 07 – Netherlands, Amsterdam, Melkweg – Tickets

Not content with just that, the band also shared the brand new Brill Bruisers track ‘Dancehall Domine‘ shot live in session with (above) and spook to them about some of the vocals and arrangements that went in to the recording of the new album, out August 26th.

Tonight: Ceremony in Brooklyn (FREE)

By Robby on Friday, July 18th, 2014

Ceremony’s tour with Nothing & Iron Lung pushes on, landing in NYC tonight as part of a free bill at The Brooklyn Night Bazaar. Bad Side open. We’ll see you out.

Details on admission here

Friday, July 18, 2014 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Saturday, July 19, 2014 – Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church
Sunday, July 20, 2014 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
Monday, July 21, 2014 – Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 – Charlotte, NC – Casbah at Tremont Music Hall
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 – Atlanta, GA – Mammal Gallery
Thursday, July 24, 2014 – Orlando, FL – The Social
Saturday, July 26, 2014 – New Orleans, LA – Mudlark
Sunday, July 27, 2014 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s
Monday, July 28, 2014 – Dallas, TX – Trees
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 – Austin, TX – Mohawk
Thursday, July 31, 2014 – Tucson, AZ – 191 Warehouse
Friday, August 01, 2014 – West Hollywood, CA – Roxy Theatre
Saturday, August 02, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop


Lower announce UK and European shows

By Stuart on Friday, June 20th, 2014


Following a fortnight of triumphant shows around Europe with Fucked Up and the release of their debut full length, Seek Warmer Climes (store link) Lower announce new live dates for July and August, bookended by shows with Chelsea Wolfe, with headline and festival appearances in between.

On sale today, the full run of shows are:

Wed 30 Jul – Magnolia, Milan, Italy (w/ Chelsea Wolfe) – Tickets
Thu 31 Jul – Feierwerk, Munich, Germany (w/ Chelsea Wolfe) – Tickets
Sat 02 Aug – Visions Festival, London, UK – Tickets
Sun 03 Aug – Bermuda Triangle, Brighton, UK – Tickets
Mon 04 Aug – Sunflower, Birmingham, UK
Tue 05 Aug – Broadcast, Glasgow, UK – Tickets
Wed 06 Aug – Castle, Manchester, UK – Tickets
Thu 07 Aug – OYA Festival, Oslo, Norway – Tickets
Sat 09 Aug – La Plage, Paris, France
Sun 10 Aug – Café Glocksee, Hannover, Germany (w/Chelsea Wolfe) – Tickets
Tue 12 Aug – Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands (w/Chelsea Wolfe) – Tickets
Wed 13 Aug – Le Brass, Brussels, Belgium (w/Chelsea Wolfe) – Tickets
Fri 29 Aug – Jazzhouse, Copenhagen, DenmarkYouTube Preview Image

New Perfume Genius shows

By Stuart on Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Perfume Genius adds a flurry of newly confirmed shows this summer, adding to the previously announced UK and European shows for August and September.  Currently touring in Asia (with Cat Power and more!) Mike plays Taipei today with the previously announced Hostess Club Weekender taking place this weekend.

New dates below in bold:

Wed 18 Jun – Hostess Club Taipei, Taipei, Taipei
Sat 21-22 Jun - Hostess Club Weekender – Tokyo, Japan
August 1st – OFF Festival, Katowice, Poland
August 2nd – Visions Festival, London, UK
August 27 – Feeerieen, Brussels
August 30 – End Of The Road Festival, Wiltshire, UK (
September 1 – Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow
September 2 – Band on the Wall, Manchester
September 3 – Ramsgate Music Hall, Ramsgate
September 7 – MITO SettembreMusica, Milan


By Rian on Thursday, June 12th, 2014

“So since we’re in Austin in October we thought we’d drop by and say ‘hi’ to some of you good people in Florida, Atlanta, LA, and Phoenix! Be lovely to see you out there.

Tickets go on sale Friday 13th at 10am local time for all shows except Miami, which goes on sale Friday 20th at 10am.” -Belle and Sebastian Facebook

Complete list of upcoming tour dates below:


Fri 06-20 – Neuhausen, Germany – Southside Festival

Sat 06-21 – Scheesel, Germany – Hurricane Festival

Sun 06-22 – Hilvarenbeek, Holland – Best Kept Secret Festival

Wed 06-25 – Copenhagen, Denmark – DR Concert Hall

Thurs 06-26 – Norkopping, Sweden – Bravalla Festival


Sat 07-26 – Costa Brava, Spain – Festival Porta Ferada

Mon 07-28 – Santiago de Compostela, Spain – Plaza de la Quintana

Sun 08-03 Katowice, Poland – Off Festival

Fri 08-08 Cesena, Italy – Rocca Mallatestiana

Sun 08-10 Palermo, Italy – Ypsigrock Festival


Mon-Sep-29  Orlando, FL. House Of Blues


Wed-Oct-01  Atlanta, GA. Tabernacle

Oct 03-05 Austin, TX. Austin City Limits Music Festival

Mon-Oct-06  Los Angeles, CA The Theatre at Ace Hotel

Tues-Oct-07  Los Angeles, CA The Theatre at Ace Hotel (just announced due to high demand for 10/6)

Wed-Oct-08  Phoenix, AZ Civic Space Park

Oct 10-12 Austin, TX. Austin City Limits Music Festival

Oct 11-12 Mexico City, Mexico. Corona Capital Music Festival

Oct 10-31 Paris, France – Pitchfork Music Festival Paris

(newly announced dates in italics)


By Rian on Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

This fall Majical Cloudz (not Kurt Vile) will be joining Lorde on tour in North America. Kicking off in Philadelphia on September 9th and wrapping up in San Diego October 10th, Devon and Matthew will be hitting New York, Los Angeles and many cities in between. Remaining summer headline and festival dates and those with Lorde below.


06/06/14    New York, NY            Pitchfork Nightcap at Webster Hall
07/11/14    Saugerties, NY          The Hudson Project Festival
07/19/14    Toronto, ON               TIME Festival
07/20/14    Chicago, IL                 Pitchfork Festival
07/26/14    Guelph, ON                Hillside Festival


09/05/14    Philadelphia, PA         Mann Center for the Performing Arts
09/07/14    Lewiston, NY             Artpark
09/12/14    Toronto, ON               TD Echo Beach
09/14/14    New York, NY            Pier 97
09/15/14    New York, NY            United Palace
09/16/14    New York, NY            United Palace
09/18/14    Raleigh, NC               Red Hat Amphitheater
09/22/14    Nashville, TN             Grand Ole Opry House
09/23/14    Columbus, OH           The LC Pavilion
09/24/14    Cleveland, OH            Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
09/26/14    Milwaukee, WI            BMO Harris Pavilion
09/27/14    Council Bluffs, IA        Harrah’s Council Bluffs
09/28/14    Broomfield, CO           1st Bank Center
09/30/14    Las Vegas, NV           The Joint
10/02/14    Berkeley, CA              Greek Theater – UC Berkeley
10/06/14    Los Angeles, CA         Greek Theater
10/09/14    Santa Barbara, CA      Santa Barbara Bowl
10/10/14    San Diego                   Open Air Theater
Take “Love Soul” with you and dig in to and/or revisit ‘Impersonator‘ today.


The Cat Power World Tour, 2014

By Stuart on Monday, May 12th, 2014

Chan Marshall’s just about to start a run of UK and European tour dates from May 18th-June 1st, but has also confirmed a host of (air mile boosting) dates across the globe for the rest of the summer and beyond.

# are solo shows
* are full band shows
May 17 – Les Nuits Du Botanique, Brussels, BE – Tickets #
May 18 – Brighton Festival, Brighton, UK – Tickets #
May 26 – Nantes – Stereolux, FR – Tickets #
May 27 – Bordeaux – Krakatoa, FR – Tickets #
May 29 – Toulouse – Bikini, FR – Tickets #
May 30 – This Is Not a Love Song Festival, Nimes – Paloma, FR – Tickets #
May 31 – “We Love Green” Festival, Bagatelle Park – Paris, FR – Tickets #
Jun 01 – Rockhal – Esch Alzette, Tickets #
Jun 14 2014 – Hostess Club Weekender – Singapore, Singapore *
Jun 17 2014 – Hostess Club Manila – Manila, Philippines *
Jun 18 2014 – Hostess Club Taipei – Taipei, Taiwan *
Jun 22 2014 – Hostess Club Weekender – Tokyo, Japan – Tickets *
Jul 15 2014 – Empire Music Hall – Belfast, Northern Ireland Tickets #
Jul 16 2014 – Olympia Theatre – Dublin, Ireland  Tickets #
Jul 18 2014 – Super Bock Super Rock – Oporto, Portugal Tickets *
Jul 19 2014 – Benicassim International Festival – Valencia, Spain Tickets *
Jul 20 2014 – Cavea Auditorium – Rome, Italy Tickets *
Jul 24 2014 – Sud Est Indipendente – Brindisi, Italy *
Jul 26 2014 – Piazza Napoleone – Lucca, Italy (with The National) *


Majical Cloudz – New Shows

By Rian on Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

New shows have been announced for Majical Cloudz, including two special events at The Studio at Webster Hall. The first one is this Sunday, May 4th, which will be the book launch from ‘You Can Make Anything Sad’ by Spencer Madsen. There will also be a reading from Das Racist’s Kool A.D. and Mira Gonzalez. Tickets here:

The second show at The Studio at Webster Hall will be on June 6th with Dutch E Germ. The show will be the first of a new series hosted by Pickfork called Nightcap. Nightcap will also have shows in Chicago, Portland (Oregon), Seattle, San Francisco and New Orleans. Read more about the series here. Tickets for the the first Nightcap go on sale Friday, May 2 at 10 am Eastern time. Tickets are $15 and the show is 21+. Doors are at 10pm.

Full list of upcoming shows:

5/4 - Marlin Room at Webster Hall New York, NY
5/29 – Primavera (Main Show)
5/30 – Primavera (Additional Show)
6/6 – Pitchfork Nightcap @ Webster Hall, NY
6/14 – Sonar Festival
7/11 – The Hudson Project, NY
7/19 – TiME Festival, Toronto
7/20 – Pitchfork Festival, Chicago, IL
7/26 – Hillside Festival, Guelph, ON

Japan awaits Perfume Genius

By Stuart on Friday, April 11th, 2014

Having aired new material recently at SXSW (“The minimalist and aggressively electronic-driven track was harder, weirder, and darker than anything we’ve heard from him yet. Will Perfume Genius make his Yeezus in 2014? Let us pray.” said Pitchfork ), Mike takes the show on the road for a newly announced Japanese date in addition to the End Of The Road and OFF festivals this August.

The upcoming Perfume Genius shows look like this, with more in the works:
June 21-22, 2014 - Hostess Club Weekender – Tokyo, Japan (Tickets)
August 1-3, 2014 – OFF Festival – Katowice, Poland (Tickets)
August 29 – 31, 2014 – End Of The Road Festival – Wiltshire, UK (Tickets)


By Rian on Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

The time is now. Facebook bought Oculus Rift  for $2 billion two weeks ago.  Erika wrote “Satellites” pre-NSA/Snowden. This record is about the time we are living in right now. ‘The Future’s Void’ is officially out today and not a moment too soon.

Erika posted the lyrics to the record on her blog as well as made a statement. See below:

Like the best of rock lyrics, my intention was that many of these words and lines can be interpreted in different ways.  This includes puns or phrases that take on double meanings as they are repeated.  Similar to “The Future’s Void”…  (solace/soulless, earn/urn, my Lucifer/might loose some fur, etc)

A few of these songs I pored over and edited heavily, but most of them were written through improvisation and quite often the take where the lyrics are still being written is the one that ended up on the track.  I like the urgency of that “first take” vibe, and I like the quality of something that is being created in the moment.  I feel like there is a simplicity and a truth to it, and that often gets taken away if you spend too much time consciously editing.

Pop in your local record store, choice of digital outlet OR order ‘The Future’s Void’ directly from us on CD, Cassette and LP (limited edition lavender vinyl), and there’s a shirt bundle, too.

ATTN NYC: EMA will be playing Union Pool on Friday, April 11. The only way to obtain a ticket is by purchasing ‘The Future’s Void’ at one of the following NYC record stores:
Other Music
Rough Trade

previously announced US  tour dates:

Thursday April 24 – Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
Friday April 25 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
Saturday April 26 – Philadelphia, PA – Voyeur
Sunday April 27 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
Tuesday April 29 – Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn
Wednesday April 30 – Nashville, TN – The High Watt
Thursday May 1 – St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway
Saturday May 3 – Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
Sunday May 4 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
Monday May 5 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick Lounge
Tuesday May 6 – Toronto, ON – Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
Wednesday May 7 – Montreal, QC – Il Motore
Friday May 9 – Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade
Saturday May 10 – Allston, MA – Great Scott
Saturday, May 17 – Aarhus, Denmark – Pop Revo Festival
Sunday, May 18 – Oslo, Norway – John Dee
Monday, May 19 – Stavanger, Norway – Stavanger Folken
Wednesday, May 21 – Hamburg, Germany – Uebel & Gefährlich
Thursday, May 22 – Koln, Germany – Blue Shell
Friday, May 23 – Berlin, Germany – Prince Charles
Sunday, May 25 – Padova, Italy – Macello
Monday, May 26 – Rome, Italy – Circolo degli Artisti
Tuesday, May 27 – Marina di Ravenna, Italy – Hana Bi
Wednesday, May 28 – Zurich, Switzerland – Bogen
Friday, May 30 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
Saturday, May 31 – Mannheim, Germany – Maifeld Derby Festival
Sunday, June 1 – Gent, Belgium – DOK-Box
Monday, June 2 – Paris, France – Le Point Ephemere
Tuesday, June 3 – London, UK – The Garage
Wednesday, June 4 – Manchester, UK – Deaf Institute
Thursday, June 5 – Leeds, UK – Brudnell Social Club
Friday, June 6 – Bristol, UK – The Lantern
Monday June 23 – Boise, ID – The Crux
Tuesday June 24 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
Wednesday June 25 – Denver, CO – Lost Lake
Friday June 27 – Albuquerque, NM – Low Spirits
Saturday June 28 – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
Sunday June 29 – San Diego, CA – Casbah
Tuesday July 1 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
Wednesday July 2 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent

Downtown Boys support April 24 through May 10
Trust also support on May 4
Mas Ysa supports June 23 – July 2