Acoustic Guitar Sessions Presents Jackie Greene

August 28th, 2015

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Watch and tighten up your acoustic guitar skills with this Acoustic Guitar piece featuring Northern California-based singer-songwriter Jackie Greene. His new album, Back To Birth, just hit the world on 8/21 via Yep Roc Records.

If you’re unfamiliar with Jackie, he has collaborated with everyone from former Grateful Dead members Phil Lesh and Bob Weir to the Black Crowes, Levon Helm, Govt. Mule, and numerous others. Back To Birth is Greene’s seventh solo album and Yep Roc debut, showcasing the multitalented artist’s uncanny knack for synthesizing his deep affinity for  American roots styles into timeless, personally-charged music.

On Tour: Small Feet & Nick Diamonds

August 20th, 2015
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SMALL FEET & NICK DIAMONDS

9/8 – Austin, TX – Holy Mountain
9/9 – New Orleans. LA – Gasa Gasa
9/13 -Washington. DC – DC9
9/14 – Allston, MA – Great Scott
9/15 – Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade
9/17 – Philadelphia, PA – The Boot & Saddle
9/18 – Hudson, NY – The Half Moon
9/19 – Montreal. QC – Rialto Hall
9/20 -Toronto, ON – The Mod Club Theater
9/22 – Detroit, MI – Majestic Cafe
9/23 – Fort Wayne, IN – The Brass Rail
9/24 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
9/25 – Minneapolis, MN – The Cedar Cultural Center

Redeye Alert: Deradoorian Gets Expanding Love, Interviews w/ Battles & Helena Hauff + More

August 20th, 2015
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- Deradoorian’s The Expanding Flower Planet got an 8.0 on Pitchfork and took in a great reception from Vogue and Consequence of Sound

Rolling Stone interviews Battles on their direction and inspirations of La Di Da Di

– XLR8R discusses the inspiration and concepts behind Helena Hauff’s Discrete Desires

– Watch “a handful of men (possibly the band members) dancing suggestively in slow-motion, wearing speedos and assless chaps” in Babes’s new video for “Life Come Into Me” on Stereogum

– Congrats to Iris DeMent for hitting the Billboard Top 200 and Heatseekers charts with her new album, The Trackless Woods

– Red Bull just posted the live video of ODESZA playing “IPlayYouListen” with the Chicago Bulls drum line at Lollapalooza

– Aoife O’Donovan’s “Red & White & Blue & Gold” was featured among  President Barack Obama’s picks for his nighttime summer Spotify playlist. Read the Time Magazine interview following the playlist’s launch.

– Josh Rouse was recently featured on NPR’s World Cafe. Check out the interview and live performance at NPR.

Chelsea Wolfe’s ‘Abyss’ Gets an 8.1 on Pitchfork

August 7th, 2015

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Pitchfork looks at the album in depth, stating “…Wolfe went deep into herself, doubled down on the horrors of life, and came back with a bleak, beautiful masterpiece—she kept going, especially when it started to hurt.”

Chelsea Wolfe’s Abyss is out today on Sargent House.

READ THE FULL REVIEW HERE

On Tour: Kamasi Washington and Hibou

August 6th, 2015
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Kamasi Washington

08/7 – Motorco – Durham, NC
08/8 – Richmond Jazz Festival – Richmond, VA
08/9 – San Jose Jazz Summer Fest – San Jose, CA
08/19 – Bearsville Theatre – Woodstock, NY
08/20 – The Sinclair – Boston, MA
08/21 – StageOne – Fairfield, CT
08/22 – Blue – Portland, ME
08/24 -­ 25 – Blue Note Jazz Club – New York, NY
08/26 – Howard Theatre – Washington, DC
08/27 – World Café Live – Philadelphia, PA
08/29 – Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
09/15 – The Smith Center – Las Vegas, NV
09/18 – Harlow’s – Sacramento, CA
09/19 – Warfield Theatre – San Francisco, CA

Hibou

08/07 – Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX
08/08 – Three Links – Dallas, TX
08/09 – The Parish – Austin, TX
08/14 – El Rey – Los Angeles, CA
08/15 – Soho – Santa Barbara, CA
08/16 – Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
08/17 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA
08/20 – Electric Owl – Vancouver, BC
08/21 – Barboza – Seattle, WA
08/22 – Wild Buffalo – Bellingham, WA