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The Shondes Take To The Road

August 23rd, 2008

In support of their debut album, The Red Sea, produced by Pere Ubu bassist and producer Tony Maimone (They Might Be Giants, Book of Knots), The Shondes, a quartet out of Brooklyn, NY, have announced several tour dates.

Track-listing:

Don’t Look Down
Your Monster
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow
Winter
Let’s Go
I Watched The Temple Fall
At The Water
What Love Is
The Mother and The Colony
Don’t Whisper
The Start of Everything

Tour dates:

8/28 – Washington, DC – The Black Cat
8/29 – Philadelphia, PA – Tritone
8/30 – Morgantown, WV – 424 Clark Street
8/31 – Pittsburgh, PA – Garfield Artworks
9/03 – Ann Arbor, MI – TC’s Speakeasy
9/04 – Lexington, KY – The Void
9/05 – Louisville, KY – Headliners
9/06 – Milwaukee, WI – Mad Planet
9/07 – St. Louis, MO – The Off Broadway
9/10 – Chicago, IL – The Bottom Lounge
9/11 – Des Moines, IA – Vaueville Mews
9/13 – Iowa City, IA – The Picador
9/14 – Minneapolis, MN – The Triple Rock
9/17 – Eugene, OR – TBA
9/18 – Portland, OR – The Town Lounge
9/19 – Seattle, WA – The High Dive
9/20 – Olympia, WA – The Track House
9/24 – San Francisco, CA – Hotel Utah
9/25 – Los Angeles, CA – The Silverlake Lounge
9/27 – Santa Barbara, CA – TBA
10/01 – Tuscon, AZ – TBA
10/03 – Santa Fe, NM – TBA
10/05 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
10/08 – New Orleans, LA – The Dragon’s Den
10/10 – Athens, GA – Little Kings Shuffle Club
10/11 – Atlanta, GA – Wonderroot
10/12 – Birmingham, AL – TBA
10/16 – Miami, FL – Churchill’s
10/18 – Chapel Hill, NC – The Nightlite
10/23 – New York, NY – Knitting Factory Fanatic CMJ Day Party
10/31 – Portland, ME – Geno’s
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By Zachary Preston Posted in News

Bella Morte’s New Album & Tour

August 23rd, 2008

Bella Morte will release Beautiful Death on October 7. In anticipation of the release, the band has announced several North American tour dates.

Tour dates (so far):

8/23 – Pomona, CA – The Glass House
8/24 – San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
8/26 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
8/27 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
8/29 – Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
8/30 – Kansas City, MO – Record Bar
8/31 – Munster, IN – Three Floyd’s
9/1 – Sauget, IL – Pops Nightclub
9/2 – Chicago, IL – The Buzzbomb Club
9/3 – Detroit, MI – I-Rock Nightclub
9/4 – Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
9/5 – Philadelphia, PA – New Alhambra Arena
9/6 – Allentown, PA – Crocodile Rock
9/7 – New York, NY – BB King’s Blues Club
9/9 – Montreal, QUE – Foufounes Electriques
9/10 – Toronto, ONT – Opera House
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By Zachary Preston Posted in News

Tha Pumpsta’s Bass Black Treble White

August 23rd, 2008

Tha Pumpsta, aka Jeremy Parker, will release his second album, Bass Black Treble White on September 2. The 14 track effort was inspired by the Martin Luther King Jr. quote, “I believe that a day will come when all God’s children from bass black to treble white will be significant on the constitution’s keyboard.”

Track-listing:

1987
Move It
Sallie Mae
Octopus Armed
Add
Temple
Don Juan
Breath
Spesh
Kill Whitie!
Clapp
Whoop Revisited
Freeky
Nothing
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By Zachary Preston Posted in News

Marc Broussard On The Road

August 16th, 2008

In support of his debut album on Atlantic records, Keep Coming Back, Marc Broussard has scheduled an extensive US Tour. The dates start off in Syracuse, NY and cirss-cross the states, ending up in Atlantic City, NJ.

Tour dates:

8/23 – Syracuse, NY – Landmark Theatre
8/24 – Dewey Beach, DE – Bottle & Cork
8/25 – Amagansett, NY – Stephen Talkhouse
8/28 – Hollywood, CA – Roxy Theatre
8/29 – Yosemite, CA – Strawberry Music Festival
8/30 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
9/12 – Lowell, MA – Boarding House Park
9/13 – East Burke, VT – Burke Mountain Music Festival
9/14 – Fairfield, CT – StageOne
9/16 – New York, NY – Hiro Ballroom
9/17 РPhiladelphia, PA РWorld Caf̩ Live
9/18 – Annapolis, MD – Rams Head On Stage Tavern
9/19 РPittsburgh, PA РClub Caf̩
9/21 – Ann Arbor, MI – Blind Pig
9/23 – Cincinnati, OH – 20th Century Theatre
9/25 – Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
9/26 – Chicago, IL – Lakeshore Theatre
9/27 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
9/28 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theatre
9/30 – Council Bluffs, IA – Whiskey Roadhouse/Horseshoe Council Bluffs
10/2 – Memphis, TN – New Daisy Theatre
10/3 – Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theatre
10/4 – Lafayette, LA – NiteTown
10/5 – McKinney, TX – McKinney Performing Arts Center
10/7 – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress
10/9 – San Diego, CA – Spreckels Theatre
10/10 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint/Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
10/14 – Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
10/15 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre
10/20 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
10/22 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
10/23 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
10/24 – Austin, TX – Antone’s *
10/25 – New Orleans, LA – Voodoo Music Experience *
10/27 – Birmingham, AL – Alabama Theatre
10/28 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
10/30 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
11/1 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room
11/2 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
11/3 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
11/5 – Hartford, CT – Webster Theatre
11/6 – Providence, RI – Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
11/7 – Atlantic City, NJ – Borgata Music Box

* 10/9-11/7: w/Sara Bareilles except Read more…

By Zachary Preston Posted in News

Of Montreal’s Skeletal Lamping: 7 Varieties

August 16th, 2008

Set for release October 7 via Polyvinyl, Of Montreal’s Skeletal Lamping offers a new fifteen track effort in follow-up to last year’s Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?. Adding to the mystery of the strange track titles, Skeletal Lamping is being offered in seven varieties: a vinyl LP, a CD, or with a tote bag, a set of buttons, a paper lantern, a T-shirt or a wall decal set.

Track-listing:

Nonpareil of Favor
Wicked Wisdom
For Our Elegant Caste
Touched Something’s Hollow
An Eluardian Instance
Gallery Piece
Women’s Studies Victims
St.Exquisite’s Confessions
Triphallus, to Punctuate!
And I’ve Seen a Bloody Shadow
Plastis Wafers
Death Is Not a Parallel Move
Beware Our Nubile Miscreants
Mingusings
Id Engager
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By Zachary Preston Posted in News

Gringo Star’s Tour & Debut Album

August 16th, 2008

Gringo Star are set to release their debut album, All Y’all, this fall via My Anxious Mouth Records. In support of the album, produced by Ben H. Allen (Gnarls Barkley, The Hives, Animal Collective), Gringo Star have set a string of fall tour dates.

Tour dates (so far):

08/22 – Montgomery, AL – Head On The Door
09/14 – Savannah, GA – SCAD Party
10/03 – Atlanta, GA – Star Bar
10/04 – Atlanta, GA – Star Bar
10/10 – Little Rock, AR – Sticky Fingers
10/12 – St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway
10/13 – Rock Springs, IL – Day Trotter Session
10/14 – Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen
10/15 – Covington, KY – Southgate House
10/18 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
10/19 – New Haven, CT – BAR
10/25 – Chattanooga, TN – JJs Bohemia
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By Zachary Preston Posted in News

The Wedding Present On Tour

August 9th, 2008

In support of their current album, El Rey, The Wedding Present will tour North America throughout September and October. The UK band kicks things off in San Deigo and wrap it up in Austin.

Tour dates:

9/18/08 – San Diego, CA – Casbah
9/19/08 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
9/21/08 – Francisco, CA – Slim’s San
9/23/08 – Eugene, OR – WOW Hall
9/24/08 – Seattle, WA – Neumo’s
9/25/08 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
9/26/08 – Vancouver, B.C. – Media Club
9/29/08 – Paul, MN – Turf Club St.
10/1/08 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
10/2/08 – Pontiac, MI – Crofoot (Pike Room)
10/3/08 – Toronto, ONT – Lee’s Palace
10/4/08 – Ottawa, ONT – Babylon
10/5/08 – Montreal, ONT – Le National
10/6/08 – Cambridge, MA – Middle East
10/8/08 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
10/9/08 – Brooklyn, NY – Southpaw
10/11/08 – Washington, D.C. – Black Cat
10/12/08 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
10/14/08 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl
10/15/08 – Birmingham, AL – The Bottletree
10/17/08 – Austin, TX – The Mohawk
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By Zachary Preston Posted in News

”Co-ops Rock!” Benefit

August 9th, 2008

The first annual “Co-ops Rock!” event, being held September 19 at the Moore Theatre in Seattle, will feature The National and Menomena. The benefit concert, sponsored by National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA), will attempt to raise awareness and funds for farmers impacted by the recent flooding in the Midwest, as well as secure funds for future natural disasters farmers may face. To learn more about NCGA, visit www.ncga.coop. Read more…

By Zachary Preston Posted in News

Bark Hide and Horn’s New Album & Tour

August 9th, 2008

Bark Hide and Horn’s new album, National Road, will be released August 19 via Boy Howdy Records. The tracks “Treasure of the Everglades” and “Trumpeter Swan” are available as mp3s. An e-card with full album stream is available here.

Tour dates:

8/16 – Portland, OR – Holocene CD Release Show
8/17 – Sacramento, CA – Press Club
8/18 – San Diego, CA – Chasers
8/19 – Los Angeles, CA – The Kibitz Room
8/20 – Oakland, CA – Mama Buzz Cafe
8/21 – San Francisco, CA – Cafe du Nord
8/22 – Davis, CA – Sophia’s Thai Kitchen
8/22 – Davis, CA – Radio Appearance – KDVS “Cool As Folk”
8/23 – Eugene, OR – Sam Bond’s Garage
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By Zachary Preston Posted in News

Volcom Tour 2008

August 2nd, 2008

The Volcom Tour 2008 features Motörhead, Misfits, Airbourne, Valient Thorr, and Year Long Disaster. Legendary Motörhead — Lemmy Kilmister, Mikkey Dee and Phil Campbell — are are headlining their first U.S. tour in 7 years. Selling out shows and drawing thousands of fans, The Misfits are Jerry Only (Bass/Vocals) with Black Flag alum Dez Cadena on guitar and original Misfits drummer Robo. The Melbourne, AU four piece Airbourne will be pounding hard hitting tunes from their debut album Runnin’ Wild. Valient Thorr will be supporting IMMORTALIZER — their recent release on Volcom Entertainment — and stepping back from the plate of headlining a U.S. tour with Early Man, Monotonix and Skeleton Witch. Year Long Disaster are currently supporting the Foo Fighters on their U.S. tour; the three-piece blues-based rock band of Daniel Davies (son of Dave Davies from The Kinks), Rich Mullins (Karma to Burn, Speedealer) and Brad Hargreaves (Third Eye Blind), are supporting their debut on Volcom Entertainment.

Tour dates:

9/2 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues *
9/3 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues *
9/4 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
9/6 – Denver, CO – The Fillmore Auditorium
9/7 – N. Kansas City, MO – Harrah’s Voodoo
9/9 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
9/10 – Madison, WI – Orpheum Theatre
9/12 – St. Paul, MN – Myth
9/13 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Orbit Room
9/14 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
9/16 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis
9/18 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live!
9/19 – Philadelphia, PA – The Electric Factory
9/20 – New York, NY – Roseland Ballroom
9/21 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Parking Lot

* Without the Misfits
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By Zachary Preston Posted in News