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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Rodrigo y Gabriela, Greek Theatre, Los Angeles

On an August evening at Los Angeles' Greek Theatre; Rodrigo y Gabriela further blurred the defining line between Rock, Latin, and Instrumental Acoustic bands. Composed of Rodrigo Sánchez, lead guitar, and Gabriela Quintero, rhythm guitar: They took the stage in an eerie red light, with little but the moniker for their latest album 11:11, draped at the back of the stage.

The duo began their set with slow and melodic strumming; taking seats mid-stage in what looked like it could be a good-yet-ordinary show. This was nothing compared to what was in store for the audience that night. Picking up steam from their intro, the two rolled seamlessly into such acoustic anthems as "Hanuman", "Triveni" and "Diablo Rojo". Their melodic strumming building into faster and more intense fret-work, complemented by the rhythmic beats resonating from their hollow bodied guitars.

Highlights from the night included the audience of the Greek clapping-along in-time to some of the duo's best loved tunes; "Tanacun" and "Satori" especially resonated. Later in the show brought even more of an unexpected treat, in the form of Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo; who joined in for an illustrious version of "Orion".

Rodrigo y Gabriela continued the evening of energetic and eclectic sounds; oscillating between their highly technical fret-work and make-you-want-to-clap-along-and-dance sounds. Every strum of the evening reverberating; further showcasing the Rod y Gab's embrace of teir hybrid sound that sets them apart from others, and gives a considerable edge to their sound. While their recordings are enjoyable; live, Rodrigo y Gabriela are truly epic...

Clovis IV: Photos & Review

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

She Keeps Bees free show at Zebulon

She Keeps Bees are playing a free show tomorrow (Wednesday the 25th) at Zebulon (258 Wythe Avenue at Metroplitan) in Brooklyn. They are playing first, so I suggest getting there at 9! They're playing with Ava Luna, Deidre from Savoir Adore and the French Horn Rebellion will be DJing between sets. See you there. If you can't make it tomorrow they are playing Death By Audio (49 South 2nd Street between Wythe & Kent) on Sept 1st with Naked Hearts and The Fumes.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Adaledge release video for "Lionest"

Brooklyn electronica Adaledge released a new video for their tune "Lionest" from there debut album Vintage Feelings on Triple Down Records.

Admiral Radley Bowery Ballroom 8/21/10

New York locals Hooray For Earth started off the show at The Bowery with a set of retro jams reminiscent of the eighties synth-pop. The band is on tour with Admiral Radley. Singer/guitarist Noel Heroux led the band in “Surrounded by Your Friends,” a catchy track of the band's six song EP. For the last two songs of their set, they brought out two ladies who shared vocal duties with Heroux and the band.

Admiral Radley is a Central Valley music project between Jason Lytle and Aaron Burtch of Grandaddy and Aaron Espinoza and Ariana Murray of Earlimart. The band took the stage and launched into material off their debut album “I Heart California” which was released on July 13th of this year. They opened with the song "Ghosts of Syllables" and singer Earlimart frontman Aaron Espinoza (now donning a beard) led the show, sharing vocal duties with the reserved Grandaddy frontman Jason Lytle, who shyly led the band with songs "I Heart California," and the waltz "I Left U Cuz I Luft U." Bassist/keyboardist and female vocalist Ariana Murray sang the lovely lullaby waltz, "The Thread."

At the end of the evening Aaron said, "This is an important announcement. This is the end of the show. We're all walking off stage now and you guys are going to make some crazy noise and then we'll come back for an encore." The crowd obliged and made some noise and the band, without ever actually leaving the stage, launched into a cover of "Everytime I'm With You" from the album Dark Night of the Soul, a collaboration by Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse. The original song featured vocals from Jason Lytle and music by Danger Mouse and Mark Linkous. They dedicated the track to the late singer and multi-instrumentalist Mark Linkous. They closed with the very Grandaddy-esque tune titled "Red Curbs."

Hooray For Earth

Friday, August 20, 2010

New Sufjan Stevens All Delighted People EP

Sufjan Stevens just released a new EP entitled All Delighted People. You can pick it up on his Bandcamp page here.

His website reads: "The EP, All Delighted People, is built around two different versions of Sufjan’s long-form epic ballad "All Delighted People," a dramatic homage to the Apocalypse, existential ennui, and Paul Simon’s "Sounds of Silence." Sounds delightful, yes! The song was originally workshopped (oh we hate making workshop a verb, but time is money!) on Sufjan’s previous tour in the fall of 2009. Other songs on the EP include the 17-minute guitar jam-for-single-mothers "Djohariah," and the gothic piano ballad "The Owl and the Tanager," a live-show mainstay (and Debbie Downer if you ask us; what’s it doing on a "Delighted" EP?). The full track list is available below."

All Delighted People:

01 All Delighted People (Original Version)
02 Enchanting Ghost
03 Heirloom
04 From the Mouth of Gabriel
05 The Owl and the Tanager
06 All Delighted People (Classic Rock Version)
07 Arnika
08 Djohariah

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Dean & Britta Galaxie 500 shows

Dean & Britta are playing a tour of Galaxie 500 material. This is not a reunion; the original drummer Damon Krukowski and bassist Naomi Yang will not be joining them for these show, but for fans that missed this band, these shows might be the best taste you'll get. Last night , they played a secret show at Park Slope's new venue Rock Shop. Tonight, they play a sold out Bowery Ballroom show with the Crystal Stilts. You can read an interview where Dean & Britta first met Crystal Stilts in a band-on-band interview they did for here. You can also check out an interview here with Dean & Britta around the time Dean's book Black Postcards: A Rock & Roll Romance was released.

I saw a comment on another blog the other day about Britta Phillips and discovered an interesting shoe gaze(y) band she was in during the nineties called The Belltower. I always knew she provided the vocals for the theme song of the cartoon Jem but hadn't heard her earlier stuff. You can watch a video below of a song called "Lost in Hollow." In Bell Tower, Britta shared vocal duties with Jody Porter a New York City-based guitarist who later played with The Astrojet and ended up in the powerpop band Fountains of Wayne. The Belltower released only one LP entitled Popdropper in 1992. It was interesting to check out the development of Britta Phillips as a musician even as Dean takes us back to his musical roots with these Galaxie 500 shows.

Dean & Britta Galaxie 500 Tour:
08/19 Dean & Britta play Galaxie 500: Bowery Ballroom | New York
08/20 Dean & Britta play Galaxie 500 @ The Trocadero | Philadelphia
09/10 Dean & Britta play Galaxie 500 Ellis Armory | Pittsburgh, PA
09/16 Dean & Britta play Galaxie 500 @ The Earl East | Atlanta
09/17 Dean Wareham plays Galaxie 500 @ The Earl East | Atlanta
09/18 13 Most Beautiful... @ Sacred Heart Cultural Center | Augusta, GA
10/05 13 Most Beautiful... @ Hellerau - European Center for the Arts | Dresden
10/07 13 Most Beautiful... La Filature - Scnene Nationale De Mulhouse | Mulhouse
10/08 13 Most Beautiful... La Filature - Scene Nationale De Mulhouse | Mulhouse
10/22 13 Most Beautiful... @ Skirball Center @ NYU (CMJ) | New York
11/10 Dean & Britta play Galaxie 500 / Anthology | San Diego
11/11 Dean & Britta play Galaxie 500 @ The Troubadour | West Hollywood
11/13 Dean & Britta play Galaxie 500 @ The Fillmore | San Francisco
11/15 Dean & Britta play Galaxie 500 / Biltmore Cabaret Vancouver
11/16 Dean & Britta play Galaxie 500 / Crocodile Cafe | Seattle, WA
12/02 13 Most Beautiful... @ Indianapolis Museum of Art | Indianapolis
12/03 Lincoln Hall: Dean & Britta play Galaxie 500 | Chicago
12/04 Lincoln Hall / DDean & Britta play Galaxie 500 | Chicago
12/08 The Relentless Garage / Dean & Britta play Galaxie 500 | London
12/10 Bowlie 2 Festival / Dean & Britta play Galaxie 500 Butlins, | Minehead
12/17 Dean & Britta play Galaxie 500 / Music Hall of Williamsburg | Brooklyn
03/23 13 Most Beautiful... @ Cleveland Museum of Art | Cleveland
04/08 13 Most Beautiful... @ Dartmouth | Hanover
04/19 13 Most Beautiful... @ Cite de La Musique | Paris
04/21 13 Most Beautiful: Songs For Andy Warhol's Screen Tests @ Le Lieu Unique

New Real Estate tune "Out Of Tune"

New Jersey's Real Estate are releasing a new single called "Out Of Tune" with the B-side track "Reservoir" on True Panther on September 12th. You can stream or purchase the A-side track below.

Another new song clip from the bands Pier 54 show with Deerhunter.

SWANS Are Not Dead! Interview with Michael GIra

Kevchino writer Andy Heater spoke with Michael Gira about the reformation of Swans, their new album, and some history on the band and his project Angels of Light. Read it here.

Warpaint release The Fool

Rough Trade is excited to announce the release of the long-awaited debut full-length album from Warpaint. The Fool is set to come out on October 26th, 2010 via Rough Trade! The band weave intricate guitar lines, hypnotic vocals and driving post punk rhythms into gorgeous, sprawling songs that skirt the line between psychedelia and intimacy. Both live and on record, Warpaint sound like they're channeling something truly otherworldly, and mystical. Recorded in LA, The Fool was produced by Tom Biller (Beck, Karen O, Liars), with further mixes from Andrew Weatherall (New Order, Primal Scream, Bjork) and Adam Samuels (John Frusciante, Daniel Lanois). The Fool follows their Exquisite Corpse EP, released in 2009. The all-girl quartet from Los Angeles has toured incessantly over the last twelve months; with standout performance at CMJ and SxSW. They have also shared the stage with Band of Horses, Yeasayer, Javelin, and The Walkmen. In October, Warpaint will be the direct support for The xx fall U.S. tour. Warpaint is Emily Kokal (vocals/guitar), Theresa Wayman (guitar/vocals), Jenny Lee Lindberg (bass/vocals), and Stella Mozgawa (drums).

Track listing:
1. Set Your Arms Down
2. Warpaint
3. Undertow
4. Bees
5. Shadows
6. Composure
7. Baby
8. Majesty
9. Lissie’s Heart Murmur

Warpaint - US Tour dates:
8/18 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506
8/19 Knoxville, TN Pilot Light
8/20 Nashville, TN Exit/In (w/Royal Bangs)
9/4 Los Angeles, CA FYFest
9/22 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Palladium (w/The xx)
9/23 Oakland, CA Fox Theatre (w/ The xx)
9/24 Portland, OR Holocene (w/ The xx)
9/25 Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre (w/ The xx)
9/28 Chicago, IL The Chicago Theatre (w/ The xx)
9/29 Toronto, ONT Massey Hall (w/ The xx)
10/1 Montreal, QUE Place Des Arts Maissoneuve (w/ The xx)
10/2 New York, NY United Palace (w/ The xx)
10/4 Philadelphia, PA Merriam Theatre (w/ The xx)
10/5 Washington, DC 9:30 Club (w/ The xx)
10/6 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle (w/ The xx)
10/8 Dallas, TX Granada Theater (w/ The xx)
10/10 Austin, TX ACL Festival

Monday, August 16, 2010

New Music - Aphasia

If your in the mood for some beautiful instrumental tunes which sound like a very mellow Mogwai playing Twin Peaks tunes check out Aphasia.

Taiwanese instrumental post-rock quartet, Aphasia, has announced its first-ever Canadian tour, with multiple dates in Toronto, Halifax and Vancouver. Aphasia has released two full-length records, the latest of which, The Crocodile Society Of Aphasia, was released in 2008. Fans of acts like Mogwai, Do Make Say Think and Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Tortoise or Sonic Youth, will find common threads in the music of Aphasia.

Reborn From Nipples Formed in the late 90’s, Nipples is one of the well-established bands in Taiwan’s indie rock scene. Leading by its core couple Yi-Jyun Wu (Guitar) and KK (Bass), Nipples is well known for its provocative sound and aggressive social attitude. Combined with the other brilliant guitarist Su, the two-guitar setup creates huge feedbacks and distortions, and its intertwined structure builds up angular soundscapes and rough textures; that’s the reason why Nipples is sometimes compared to Sonic Youth and other guitar-heavy bands. And indeed, Sonic Youth is one of the most influential bands to the band itself. After releasing two full-length studio albums, Nipples decided to go on a subsequent path. By changing the name to Aphasia, they turned their career to a new chapter. The New Line-Up Apart from their musicianship, three founding members of Aphasia are all involve in other music-related vocations.

Belle & Sebastian New LP & Song!

Belle & Sebastian will release a new LP titled Write About Love on LP/CD/digital album, on October 12th
The band got together last week and they recorded the first part of the B&S TV show that we’ve been hinting at.
Here’s a clip to get you in the mood. The song is from the new record, and it’s called “I Want The World To Stop”

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Free !!! show at Williamsburg Waterfront today!

Last night !!! played a secret show in Union Pool's court yard. Today Sunday August 15th they also play a free show at Williamsburg Waterfront today.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Deerhunter & Real Estate Pier 54 Pics & Review

Tonight we braved the potential showers and headed out to Manhattan to check out the free Deerhunter & Real Estate show at Pier 54.

As the sun set over the Hudson River, New Jersey's Real Estate took the stage, playing some of their classics off their debut album and Reality EP. They played a few new tunes during their set including one they debuted at this show. On the newer songs, frontman (singer/guitarist) Martin Courtney's voice reminded me of James Mercer of the Shins and even the songs' structures had a more jangly feel to them. After their set, guitarist Matt Mondanile invited the audience to a late-night show for his other band Ducktails at Grasslands. The show also featured a DJ set by Deerhunter.

Atlanta's Deerhunter took the stage and really turned up the heat. I had seen Deerhunter many moons ago at a South Street Seaport show and was really disappointed. I realize now I was just disappointed with the muddy sound at that particular show. Wow, these boys can really jam. The band sounded great and so did the mix. You could hear all the nuances of sounds and the band's dynamics were amazing as the songs swelled between distorted blasts and clean and delicate instrumentation. Guitarist/singer Lockett Pundt sung a few tunes but Bradford Cox was a true showman, pulling off some blistering guitar sounds of feedback and samples while Josh Fauver's dirty bass sound locked in with Moses Archuleta's drumming. Bradford Cox is an amazing guitarist and performer. He kind of reminds me of a younger generation's Thurston Moore.

Toward the end of their set, the rain came down. They were rocking out on the song "Nothing Ever Happened" when bassist Josh Fauver lost his cool with a security guard who was harassing some people in the audience. From what I heard, the security guard was standing in front of the barrier, pointing out some people with video cameras or looking for someone smoking pot or something. Fauver threw a water bottle at him from the stage. The band went off-stage after the incident and security rushed Fauver into a tent backstage. The band came out after a few minutes and played an amazing encore of two or three more tunes. At the end of their set, Fauver shook hands with one of the security guards in an attempt to make peace and then the band all left the stage except for Bradford who stayed on, playing an intricate feedback guitar solo that lasted around three minutes.

I was really blown away with the band's set. I had written this band off from my prior show experience. Was I ever wrong . . . they sounded amazing at this free show. I've got some musical homework ahead of me catching up on their catalog.


Real Estate

Deerhunter & Real Estate free show on Pier 54

Atlanta's Deerhunter & New Jersey's Real Estate play a free show tonight, Thursday, August 12th on NYC's Pier 54. The gates open at 6pm and Real Estate go on at 7pm. Pier 54 is located at West Street and 13th Street. For more info visit here.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Blonde Redhead 92yTribeca Review and Pics

We were invited to a free Blonde Redhead show at 92yTribeca tonight. When we arrived, I had thought we were at a Bauhaus or Sisters of Mercy show instead because the main room was filled with so much fog it looked like a goth club. As the crowd enjoyed their drinks, the new album entitled Penny Sparkle was played over the stereo in its entirety. As soon as the last song on the record finished, the band took the stage and jumped right into the new single "Here Sometimes." Kazu's voice sounded great and the brothers Amedeo & Simone Pace delivered the musical goods along with an additional player on bass. The band sounded tight, the mix was amazing, the new songs were very atmospheric, similar to their 2007 LP 23. They played three or four more tunes off the new album, including one on which Amedeo sang while Kazu played keyboards, but then, they announced "thanks so much for coming" and left the stage. I had assumed it would be a full set, so I was a little shocked that it was over so quickly. But the flyer did clearly read "live preview event." I guess the key word here was "preview" and it was a great preview . . . I felt like they were just getting started, though, and I wish they would have played a little longer.

Words and Pics by Kevin Serra

Sharon Van Etten new single & Thompson Twins cover

Brooklyn's Sharon Van Etten just released a new single on iTunes titled "One Day" backed with a non-LP B-side of the Thompson Twins cover of "If You Were Here"! Look out for Sharon's full length album, Epic, on Ba Da Bing! in September. Pick up the single here.

Gorillaz Announce US Tour Dates

October 3 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre - On sale August 14
October 5 - Wallingford, CT - Oakdale Theatre - On sale August 13
October 6 - Boston, MA - Agganis Arena - On sale August 6
October 8 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden - On sale August 6
October 10 - Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center - On sale August 6
October 11 - Washington, DC - Patriot Center - On sale August 13
October 13 - Detroit, MI - Fox Theatre - On sale August 6
October 14 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre - On sale August 13
October 16 - Chicago, IL - UIC Pavilion - On sale August 27
October 17 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center - On sale August 13
October 19 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center - On sale August 6
October 20 - Dallas, TX - Verizon Theatre - On sale August 13
October 22 - Austin, TX - Frank Erwin Center - On sale August 13
October 24 - Denver, CO - Wells Fargo Theatre - On sale August 13
October 26 - Phoenix, AZ - Dodge Theatre - On sale August 6
October 27 - Los Angeles, CA - Gibson Amphitheatre - On sale August 6
October 30 - Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena - On sale soon
November 2 - Seattle, WA - Key Arena - On sale August 20
November 3 - Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena - On sale August 13

Sufjan Stevens Fall Tour Dates

Sufjan Stevens has a fall tour lined up. Dates below.

10.12 Montreal, QC: Metropolis Theater
10.13 Toronto, ON: Massey Hall
10.14 Royal Oak, MI: Royal Oak Music Theater
10.15 Chicago, IL: Chicago Theater
10.16 Minneapolis, MN: Orpheum Theater
10.17 Kansas City, MO: Uptown Theater
10.19 Austin, TX.The Long Center for Performing Arts
10.20 Dallas, TX: McFarlin Memorial Auditorium
10.22 Mesa, AZ: Mesa Arts Center – Ikeda Theater
10.23 Los Angeles, CA: The Wiltern
10.26 Oakland, CA:The Paramount Theater
10.28 Vancouver, BC: Orpheum Theater
10.29 Portland, OR: Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
10.30 Seattle, WA: The Paramount Theatre
11.01 Salt Lake City, UT: Kingsbury Hall
11.02 Denver, CO:Paramount Theatre
11.04 Indianapolis, IN:Hilbert Circle Theatre
11.05 Knoxville, TN:Bijou Theatre
11.06 Atlanta, GA:The Tabernacle
11.07 Asheville, NC: Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
11.10 Philadelphia, PA: Kimmel Center
11.11 Boston, MA: Orpheum Theatre
11.14 New York, NY: Beacon Theatre
11.15 New York, NY: Beacon Theatre

Out In The Streets Music Festival - Line-Up Announced

The Sky Report and Birdog present the Out In The Streets Music Festival on Saturday, August 28 at Brooklyn Fire Proof. The line up is: PSYCHOBUILDINGS, UNSOLVED MYSTERIES, SHADOWBOX, LAUREL HALO (VJ SET), COOLRUNNINGS, SIGMUND DROID, TINY VICTORIES, FAN-TAN, BELOVED ROGUE, POSTMAGIC, YES ALEXANDER. For more info visit here.

Stuck-Up Piece of Crap sticker book preview!

Brooklyn authors DB Burkeman and Monica LoCascio have a cool new book featuring a collection of music and art stickers coming out September 14th, 2010 entitled Stickers: Stuck-Up Piece of Crap: From Punk Rock to Contemporary Art. You can watch a preview thirty second video below. You can pre-order the book on Amazon here!

Monday, August 09, 2010

New Music - The Black Ryder

My neighbor DB Burkeman turned me on to this band from Australia called The Black Ryder. I like the bands dirty, fuzzy sound. They have a new album titled Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride to be released August 10th via Mexican Summer.

Saturday, August 07, 2010

SVE & Reggie Watts in Bushwick tonight 8/7

Sharon, Reggie and Mike Visser play at The Bushwick Starr at 8pm.

Friday, August 06, 2010

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings backed by the Bushwick Philharmonic Free in Prospect Park!

Come get your soul on with Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings backed by the Bushwick Philharmonic! Also on the bill is Budos Band & Honeydripper all live at Prospect Park. Saturday, August 7th. The gates open at 6pm! For More info visit . here.

Shilpa Ray & Her Happy Hookers at Brooklyn Bowl 8/5

Shilpa Ray and Her Happy Hookers played an amazing show last night at Brooklyn Bowl. Shilpa and bassist Nick Hundley have really tightened up their sound with the addition of new band members, guitarist Andrew Bailey and drummer John Adamski. Andrew and John both have changed the sound of the band quite a bit, Andrew adding a frantic seventies rock vibe with his spastic guitar jams and John really gets into beating the skins adding more fury to the beat. Both members add more fuel to Shilpa's and Nick's already blazing sound.

At the beginning of the night, Shilpa came out with flowers in her hair and by the end of the night, after amazing jams and a few sips of Jameson, they were gone. The band played a bunch of new tunes from their upcoming second album as well as some old Shilpa classics and the fiery tune "Liquidation Sale" from her old band, Beat The Devil. One of my favorite of the new tunes is, if I'm not mistaken, called "Hookers." Shilpa sings "Click on me boys. Click on me. The RIght kind of music and the right kind of movies." The song has a moody down-tempo chorus where Andrew and Nick chime in on vocals on its intro. Another new one I've heard before was introduced by Shilpa exclaiming, "This one is about STDs" before starting in on "The Chelsea Clinic Physical." This track, which has tons of nice breaks and upbeat jams, got the audience rocking as Shilpa belted out "Do You Love Your Freedom?"

For the encore the band performed a great cover of Red Kross's "Neurotica," which is the first time I've seen Shipla step away from the harmonium for an entire song. She's already the hardest working gal in show biz and standing behind the organ but away from it she was amazing. Her powerful front-woman performance as she pranced around the stage and felated her microphone reminded me of Nick Cave from his early band The Birthday Party. Shipla Ray and her Hookers are hotter than ever!

Words & Pix by Kevin Serra
Andrew, Shilpa, John & Nick!
Mic in the mouth!
Shilpa sans harmonium!

Thursday, August 05, 2010

SUUNS free Zeroes EP

Suuns have no doubt ingested a lot of art rock, the Montreal group's minimalist rhythms are equally informed by Joy Division, Suicide and Can, often wrapped in a noisy squall of droning guitars and pulsing synths. Add to this Ben Shemie's breathy, paranoid sing/speak, and there are times that it seems like Suuns are about to drive over a sonic cliff. But there's actually a great sense of restraint at play.

For a limited time, as we approach the release of Sunns' Secretly Canadian debut, we offer the band's 6-song EP as free, digital download.

They remind me of Clinic!

New Marissa Nalder Song "Daisy where did you go?"

Boston's Marissa Nalder has a new song "Daisy where did you go?" available for download here. Marissa has been working on her self-titled fourth album and she has an east coast tour set with New York's Sharon Van Etten this fall.

Sep 8 2010 | DC9 | Washington, DC
Sep 9 2010 | Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar | Charlottesville, VA
Sep 10 2010 | Hopscotch Festival at The Pour House | Raleigh, NC
Sep 12 2010 |The Milestone | Charlotte, NC
Sep 13 2010 | The Pilot Light | Knoxville, TN
Sep 14 2010 8:00P 529 | Atlanta, GA

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Warpaint Tour Dates

Warpaint upcoming tour dates with Javelin and Beach Fossils. Check out our interview with Theresa Wayman herehere. The girls will be performing a free New York show at the Whitney Museum on Friday, August 13th.

8/5 St Louis MO The Luminary Center for the Arts!
8/6 Chicago IL Double Door SOLD OUT
8/7 Chicago IL Lollapalooza
8/9 Detroit MI Magic Stick!#
8/10 Cleveland OH Grog Shop!#
8/11 Toronto ONT Wrongbar!#
8/12 Montreal QC La Sala Rosa!#
8/13 New York NY Whitney Museum FREE!
8/14 Providence RI AS220!
8/15 Allston MA Great Scott!#
8/16 Philadelphia PA Johnny Brenda's!#
8/17 Baltimore MD Ottobar!#
8/18 Chapel Hill NC Local 506#
8/19 Knoxville TN Pilot Light#
8/20 Nashville TN Exit In #
! w Javelin
# w Beach Fossils

Bowling with Shilpa Ray and Her Happy Hookers only $5

Shilpa Ray and Her Happy Hookers have a show this Thursday, August 5th at Brooklyn Bowl. It's only $5 including sets by The So So Glos and Bad Girlfriend. Shilpa Ray and her Hookers have been in the studio and are getting ready to release their follow up to their debut LP A Fish Hook An Open Eye. Click here to get tickets.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

New Music - Y La Bamba

Portland, OR based Y La Bamba's forthcoming LP Lupon. Singer Luzelena Mendoza draws from both her strict Catholic upbringing as an only daughter of a Mexican immigrant and a debilitating illness that led her to fall away from her faith, to create what LA Weekly calls "Devendra Banhart-influenced art-folk with hazy femme vocals and traditional Mexican sounds." Y La Bamba has teamed up with The Decemberists' Chris Funk as producer for this haunting full-band debut, out September 28 via Tender Loving Empire. Check out this track below.

Download: "Juniper".Mp3