On Tour: Ra Ra Riot, Floating Points and Dressy Bessy

February 3rd, 2016
ontour

RA RA RIOT

03/02 – Albany, NY – The Hollow
03/03 – Boston, MA – Paradise
03/04 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
03/05 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
03/06 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
03/08 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
03/10 – Savannah, GA – Savannah Stopover Festival
03/11 – Atlanta, GA – Aisle 5
03/12 – Birmingham, AL – Saturn
03/13 – Nashville, TN – Exit In
03/15 – Houston, TX – Walter’s Downtown
03/16-18 – Austin, TX- SXSW
03/19 – Fort Worth, TX – The Live Oak
03/21- Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar
03/22 – San Diego, CA – The Irenic
03/24 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom
03/25 – Santa Barbara, CA – Soho Restaurant & Music Club
03/27 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
03/30 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
03/31 – Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore Cabaret
04/01 – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
04/03 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
04/04 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theatre
04/06 – Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
04/07 – Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club
04/08 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
04/11 – Columbus, OH – A&R Music Bar
04/12 – Millvale, PA – Mr. Small’s Theatre
04/14 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
04/15 – Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz
04/16 – Geneva, NY – The Cracker Factory

FLOATING POINTS

04/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetary
04/26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetary
04/27 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
04/28 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Club
04/29 – San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine
04/30 – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall (DJ Set)
05/01 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
05/03 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
05/04 – Vancouver, BC @ Celebrities Nightclub
05/07 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
05/10 – Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
05/11 – Montreal, QC @ Phi Centre
05/12 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
05/13 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
05/17 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
05/19 – Durham, NC @ Moogfest
05/20-22 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Beats Festival

DRESSY BESSY

02/04 – Surfside 7 – Ft. Collins, CO
02/05 – Flux Capacitor – Colorado Springs, CO
02/06 – Hi-Dive – Denver, CO
02/10 – Atwood’s Tavern – Cambridge, MA
02/11 – Bowery Electric – New York, NY
02/12 – Union Hall – New York, NY
02/13 – The Boot & Saddle – Philadelphia, PA
02/15 – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DC
02/16 – Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
02/17 – Grey Eagle – Asheville, NC
02/18 – Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC
02/19 – The Earl – Atlanta, GA
02/20 – 40 Watt – Athens, GA
02/22 – Nashville, TN – The Basement
03/04 – Lawrence, KS – Replay Lounge
03/05 – St Louis, MO – Off Broadway
03/06 – Lexington, KY – Cosmic Charlie’s
03/07 – Louisville, KY – Zanzabar
03/08 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Cafe
03/09 – Cleveland, OH – The Grog Shop
03/10 – Newport, KY – Southgate House Revival
03/11 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
03/12 – Madison, WI – Kiki’s House of Righteous Music
03/13 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th St Entry
03/14 – Des Moines, IA – Des Moines Social Club
03/17 – SXSW Official Showcase – Austin, TX

Redeye Alert: Ra Ra Riot, Field Music, African Head Charge + more

February 3rd, 2016
alerts

- Pitchfork says Commontime, Field Music’s sixth full-length, “plays like post-punk Steely Dan —jazzy, elegant, and ultimately satisfying,” and gives the album a 7.8. Commontime is out Friday on Memphis Industries.

– Pitchfork also highly praised the four recent African Head Charge reissues from On-U Sound, stating, “It’s now 35 years later and Adrian Sherwood’s deconstruction of the music of Africa, Jamaica, and Great Britain might have finally found its proper decade and century.”

– Kamasi Washington was featured in a huge profile by The New York Times Magazine.

– Listen to the second single off the Screaming Eagle of Soul’s upcoming album, Changes via Fader.

Stream King Mud’s Victory Motel Sessions at Consequence of Sound before the album’s release this Friday.

– You can also stream Working For A Nuclear Free City’s What Do People Do All Day at Stereogum.

– Jessy Lanza’s new song, “It Means I Love You” got Best New Track on Pitchfork. Read the review and listen to it here.

– Pitchfork premiered Cavern of Anti-Matter’s “Liquid Gate,” a video for the collaborative effort between Stereolab’s Tim Gane and Deerhunter’s Bradford Cox.

– Buzzbands premiered a video for “What Love Can Do,” a new single from Eleni Mandell, calling it a “sweet tune wrapped up in brushes and piano.”

 

On Tour: Ty Segall, Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin + Aoife O’Donovan

January 20th, 2016
ontour

TY SEGALL
1/21 – Neptune Theatre  – Seattle, WA
1/23 – Aladdin Theater  – Portland, OR
2/17 – The Crescent Ballroom  – Phoenix, AZ
2/19 – The Mohawk  – Austin, TX
2/20 – One Eyed Jacks  – New Orleans, LA
2/21 – Hi Tone  – Memphis, TN
2/22 – Mercy Lounge  – Nashville, TN
2/23 – Variety Playhouse  – Atlanta, GA
2/24 – Orange Peel  – Asheville, NC
2/25 – 9:30 Club  – Washington, DC
2/26 – Trocadero Theatre  – Philadelphia, PA
2/27 – Webster Hall  – New York, NY
2/28 – Webster Hall  – New York, NY
3/01 – Royale Nightclub  – Boston, MA

DAVE ALVIN & PHIL ALVIN
1/22 National City, CA AMSD Concerts
1/23 Santa Monica, CA McCabes
1/24 Santa Monica, CA McCabes
2/10 Santa Cruz, CA Kuumbwa Jazz Center
2/11 Auburn, CA Auburn Event Center
2/12 Sebastopol Sebastopol Comm Cntr
2/13 Berkeley, CA Freight and Salvage
2/24 Tampa, FL Skippers Smokehouse
2/26 Layfayette, LA Vermillionville
2/27 New Orleans Rock n Bowl
3/4 Kansas City, MO Knucklehead’s
3/9 Ann Arbor, MI The Ark
3/10 Columbus, OH Valley Dale Ballroom
3/11 Pittsburgh, PA Club Café
3/12 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom
3/13 Buffalo, NY Sportsman
3/16 Cincinnati, OH 20th Century Theater
3/17 Milwaukee, WI Shank Hall
3/18 Madison, WI Highnoon
3/19 Chicago. IL Fitzgerald’s

AOIFE O’DONOVAN
2/19 – Denver, CO – Swallow Hill Music
2/20 – Boulder, CO – E-town
2/21 – Beaver Creek, CO – Vilar Performing Arts Center
2/22 – Phoenix, AZ – Musical Instrument Museum
2/24 – Los Angeles, CA – Largo
2/26 – Santa Barbara, CA – Lobero Theatre
2/27 – Carmel, CA – Folktale Winery
2/28 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
2/29 – Petaluma, CA – McNear’s Mystic Theatre
3/02 – Monmouth, OR – Western Oregon University
3/03 – Eugene, OR – The Shedd
3/04 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
3/05 – Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret
3/06 – Seattle, WA – Columbia City Theater
3/26 – Louisville, KY – Whitney Hall
3/30 – Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Cultural Center
3/31 – Stoughton, WI – Stoughton Opera House

Redeye Alert: Aoife O’Donovan, Jlin, Matmos + more

January 20th, 2016
alerts

- Rolling Stone says ‘the atmospheric songs from In the Magic Hour relay their narratives against gorgeous pastoral backdrops.’  You can listen to the new Aoife O’Donovan album on their website now.

–  MOJO gives In The Magic Hour four stars and says that it  is “both exhilarating and exploratory.”

Read Resident Advisor’s sprawling feature on Jlin, whom the magazine says ‘created a brilliantly strange take on the sound [footwork].’

– Find out the secret language of laundry in Pitchfork’s interview with Matmos about Ultimate Care II, their upcoming album that was created by a washing machine.

– Check out the track premiere on PAPER for “Forgotten Fantazy”, from Seth Bogart’s self-titled release, out on Burger Records on 2/19.

– Don’t miss Rolling Stone’s feature on Tift Merritt’s Bramble Rose, out February 19th on Yep Roc Records.

– The Bluegrass Situation premiered Grant-Lee Phillips’ video for “Loaded Gun”,  a song about the volatile force of youth, that time in our life when we feel indestructible.

– The Guardian is exclusively streaming NZCA Lines’ Infinite Summer, an album that takes inspiration from the likes of Arthur C Clarke and  Daft Punk.

– Pitchfork announced the epic new video for ODESZA’s new single, “It’s Only.”

– Murals return in perfect form on their psych-tinged new single, “Watching In The Dark.” The full album, Violet City Lantern, is out on February 19th.

– NNA Tapes artist Olivia Block was featured on NPR’s Morning Edition recently, speaking on how Chicago noise soundscapes provide inspiration for her work.

Redeye Alert: Best of 2015

December 17th, 2015
alerts

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#10 Kamasi Washington – The Epic
#11 Oneohtrix Point Never – Garden of Delete
#13 Joanna Newsom – Divers
#20 Floating Points – Elaenia
#40 Jlin – Dark Energy
#45 Jim O’Rourke – Simple Songs
#47 DJ Koze – DJ-Kicks

 

#1 Floating Points – Elaenia
#3 Jlin – Dark Energy
#12 Oneohtrix Point Never – Garden of Delete

#1 Jlin – Dark Energy
#8 Oneohtrix Point Never – Garden of Delete
#11 Circuit Des Yeux – In Plain Speech
#18 King Midas Sound & Fennesz – Edition One
#29 RP Boo – Fingers, Bank Pads, and Shoe Prints
#84 The Charlatans – Modern Nature
#57 Colleen – Captain of None
#93 The Necks – Vertigo
#94 Roots Manuva – Bleeds
#92 Lightning Bolt – Fantasy Empire

Kamasi Washington – The Epic
Joanna Newsom – Divers
Floating Points – Elaenia
Colleen – Captain of None
Girlpool – Before The World Was Big
Worriers – Imaginary Life
Beauty Pill – Describes Things As They Are

David Dye
Kamasi Washington – The Epic
Electronic
Colleen – Captain of None
Floating Points – Elaenia
Bob Boilen
Girlpool – Before The World Was Big

 

Colleen – Captain of None
Downtown Boys – Full Communism
Floating Points – Elaenia
Girlpool – Before The World Was Big
Kamasi Washington – The Epic
Low Cut Connie – Hi Honey
Oneohtrix Point Never – Garden of Delete

Deradoorian – The Expanding Flower Planet
Floating Points – Elaenia
Joanna Newsom – Divers
Kode9 – Nothing
Nadine Shah – Fast Food

 

 

#4 Kamasi Washington – The Epic
#7 Oneohtrix Point Never – Garden of Delete
#18 Joanna Newsom – Divers
#46 Future Brown – Future Brown
#50 Young Fathers – White Men Are Black Men Too
#53 Chelsea Wolfe – Abyss
#61 Deradoorian – The Expanding Flower Planet
#62 Battles – La Di Da Di
#64 Jlin – Dark Energy
#71 Jaga Jazzist – Starfire

 

#29 Joanna Newsom – Divers
#41 Kamasi Washington – The Epic

 

#30 Oneohtrix Point Never – Garden of Delete
#47 RP Boo – Fingers, Bank Pads, and Shoe Prints
#49 Girlpool – Before The World Was Big

 

#5 Jim O’Rourke – Simple Songs
#19 Joanna Newsom – Divers
#22 Young Fathers – White Men Are Black Men Too
#41 Kamasi Washington – The Epic
#4 Sun Kil Moon – Universal Themes (Americana)
#6 Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin – Lost Time (Americana)
#10 – Jim White and the Packway Handle Band – Take It Like a Man (Americana)
#1 Lightning Bolt – Fantasy Empire (Underground)

 

#9 Jim O’Rourke – Simple Songs
#20 Screaming Females – Rose Mountain
#22 Joanna Newsom – Divers
#35 Kamasi Washington – The Epic
#41 Girlpool – Before The World Was Big
#49 Oneohtrix Point Never – Garden of Delete

 

#16 Joanna Newsom – Divers
#62 Dutch Uncles – O Shudder
#73 Cheatahs – Mythologies
#76 Kamasi Washington – The Epic
#81 Jim O’Rourke – Simple Songs
#94 Chelsea Wolfe – Abyss
#95 Oneohtrix Point Never – Garden of Delete

 


#1 Jlin – Dark Energy
#7 Jim O’Rourke – Simple Songs
#8 Kamasi Washington – The Epic
#10 The Necks – Vertigo
#14 Joanna Newsom – Divers
#18 Oneohtrix Point Never – Garden of Delete
#28 Six Organs of Admittance – Hexadic
#29 Aphex Twin – Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments pt2
#31 King Midas Sound & Fennesz – Edition One
#46 Floating Points – Elaenia
#48 Jam City – Dream a Garden


#17 Kamasi Washington – The Epic
#36 Battles – La Di Da Di

 

#12 Oneohtrix Point Never – Garden of Delete
#22 Kamasi Washington – The Epic
#37 Laura Stevenson – Cocksure

 


#1 Oneohtrix Point Never – Garden of Delete
#5 Jlin – Dark Energy
#9 Floating Points – Elaenia
#11 Kode9 – Nothing
#16 Darkstar – Foam Island
#28 Hudson Mohawke – Lantern

#3 James Ferraro – Skid Row
#5 Oneohtrix Point Never – Garden of Delete
#10 SOPHIE – PRODUCT
#15 Joanna Newsom – Divers
#39 Zs – Xe
#41 DJ Nigga Fox – Noite E Dia
#45 Jlin – Dark Energy
#48 Liturgy – The Ark Work


#18 Tenement – Predatory Headlights
#1 Downtown Boys – Full Communism