On Tour: Nightmares On Wax, Cory Hanson & Ty Segall

December 1st, 2016


Dec 7 – Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom – Denver, CO
Dec 8 – Nectar Lounge – Seattle, WA
Dec 9 – 1015 Folsom – San Francisco, CA
Dec 12 – The Parish – Austin, TX
Dec 15 – Output – Brooklyn, NY
Dec 16 – Smart Bar – Chicago, IL
Dec 17 – U Street Music Hall – Washington, DC

Feb 7 – Seattle, WA – Chop Suey
Feb 9 – Vancouver, BC – The Cobalt
Feb 10 – Portland, OR – The Old Church
Feb 12 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel

Jan 27 – San Diego, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
Feb 2 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
Feb 3 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
Feb 27 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
March 1 – Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater
March 2 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
May 10 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
May 11 – Indianapolis, IN @ Irving Theater
May 14 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
May 17 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
May 20 – Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero Theater
May 21 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theater
May 22 – Louisville, KY @ Headliner’s Music Hall
May 25 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
May 27 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheatre

Redeye Alert: Via App, Mannequin Pussy, Rhys Chatham & Oneida + more

December 1st, 2016

– Pitchfork reviews Via App’s Sixth Stitch, stating “New York’s Dylan Scheer, who DJs and produces as Via App, specializes in channeling noise, chaos, and discomfort into tracks that still work on the dancefloor.” Tiny Mix Tapes also praised the album, saying “Sixth Stitch is possessed by heat. Its tracks are in constant thermal flux, charting paths between the blistering and the freezing, warm envelopment and icy suspension.”

Rolling Stone rates Mannequin Pussy’s “Romantic” as their #14 Song of the Year, stating it shows “the gloriously snotty Philly punks celebrate modern romance as a hellhole, blasting out their shoegaze guitar fuzz.”

Pitchfork also calls attention to Rhys Chatham and Oneida’s What’s Your Sign, writing that the new collaborative album “builds on power and cosmic eruptions.”

– Congratulations to Charles Bradley (Changes, #43) and Danny Brown (Atrocity Exhibition, #21) on making Paste’s Best of 2016 list.

– The Felice Brothers also made American Songwriter’s Top 50 Albums of 2016 with Life In The Dark. AS says “The band’s latest album might be their bleakest, but it’s also their most potent.”

The Washington Post confirms the timeless relevance of Terry Dolan’s new ‘lost’ album on High Moon Records, stating that “this Age of Aquarius artifact sounded old in 1972, when it was recorded, because the vibe is more ‘60s than ‘70s. On the other hand, Terry Dolan serves up a soundtrack for 2016 when he sings “Rainbow, rainbow, God knows we need a rainbow.”

–  Pitchfork loves Monster Rally’s new album, asserting “as an exercise in vibe-sustainment, Mystery Cove is a knockout. To that end, it’s probably the most cohesive Monster Rally record to date…”

– Vice recently published a future-focused interview with JG Biberkopf, discussing hyperreality, club music, travel and technology. Ecologies II: Ecosystems of Excess is out now on Knives.

Impose celebrates the 20th anniversary of Catskills Records, discussing the past, present and future with founders Khalid & Amr Mallassi.

– Pitchfork reviews Gillian Welch’s Boots No. 1: The Official Revival Bootleg, stressing Gillian’s influence by stating she “has become the very aesthetic and artistic paradigm for 21st-century roots singer-songwriters.”


On Tour: Cate Le Bon & Tim Presley + The Stray Birds

November 23rd, 2016


01/12 in Los Angeles at Highland Park Ebell
01/14 in San Francisco at The Chapel
01/16 in Vancouver at Fox Cabaret
01/17 in Seattle at Chop Suey
01/18 in Portland at Mississippi Studios
01/21 in Visalia at Cellar Door
01/25 in Hudson, NY at The Half Moon
01/26 in New York City at Bowery Ballroom
01/27 in Philadelphia at Black Box in Underground Arts
01/28 in Washington, DC at U Street Music Hall
01/30 in Providence at Aurora
01/31 in Cambridge at Middle East Upstairs
02/01 in Montreal at Bar Le “Ritz” P.D.B.
02/02 in Toronto at Velvet Underground
02/03 in Detroit at El Club
02/04 in Chicago at Lincoln Hall
02/05 in Cleveland at Happy Dog


12/09   – Motorco Music Hall – Durham, NC
12/10   – Evening Muse – Charlotte, NC
12/11   – Muddy Creek Music Hall – Winston-Salem, NC
12/13   – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DC
12/14   – Tellus360 – Lancaster, PA
12/15   – Rockwood Music Hall    – New York, NY
12/16   – World Cafe Live – Philadelphia, PA
12/17   – Landhaven – Barto, PA
12/18   – Creative Alliance @ The Patterson – Baltimore, MD

Redeye Alert: Gillian Welch, Dedekind Cut, The Felice Brothers + more

November 23rd, 2016

NPR streams Gillian Welch’s Boots #1, confirming her and Dave Rawlings’ impact over their careers. “Together, these two highly educated singers, songwriters and instrumentalists have approached antique musical forms as an exalted craft, acclimating audiences to a refinement nested in austerity.” Boots #1 is out November 25th on Acony Records.

Pitchfork also covers Welch’s Boots #1, stating that Welch has, “become the very aesthetic and artistic paradigm for 21st-century roots singer-songwriters.”

Pitchfork gives Dedekind Cut’s $ucessor a 8.2, stating “the artist formerly known as Lee Bannon constructs an ambitious form of ambient music, reflecting the violence and anxiety pervading our atmosphere today.” The album is out today on NON.

Relix profiles The Felice Brothers, stating “though many modern folk acts sing of dusty roads and small-town balls, most haven’t lived it quite like The Felice Brothers.”

Pitchfork shared an insightful, retrospective piece on the life and career of Sharon Jones this week.

Listen to Swampmeat’s Gin & Tonic on Line of Best Fit. The publication calls the album, “Toe tapping, hip shaking anthems of the highest order.”

Aquarium Drunkard premiered Jeff Parker’s video for “Cliche,” calling it a “A soulful distillation of funk, hip-hop, and jazz.” The New Breed is out now on International Anthem Recording Co.

– Canada darlings Blue Rodeo reflect their storied career in No Depression.

Pitchfork declares Autechre’s Incunabula, Amber & Tri Pepetae “Best New Reissues.”

Pitchfork also gave the new Radian album an excellent 8.0 score, saying the album “doesn’t simply reward repeated listens, it demands them.” On Dark Silent Off is out now on Thrill Jockey.

– The reviews don’t stop there, as the magazine also reviewed Daniel Bachman’s new S/T album, calling it Bachman’s “most thoughtful release to date.”

– Rolling Stone calls Tredici Bacci one of the “10 New Artists You Need to Know.”  Amore per Tutti is out 12-09 on NNA Tapes.

On Tour: Los Campesinos!

November 11th, 2016


12-03 Cardiff, Wales – Clwb for Bach
12-04 Leeds, England  – Us vs Them – Brudnell Social Club
12-05 London, England – UK Moth Club
02-20 Seattle, WA – The Neptune Theatre *
02-21 Vancouver, British Columbia – The Imperial *
02-22 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge *
02-25 Los Angeles, CA – The Teragram Ballroom *
03-01 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club
03-02 Chicago, IL – Metro *
03-03 Detroit, MI – El Club *
03-04 Cleveland Heights, OH – Grog Shop *
03-05 Toronto, Ontario – Velvet Underground *
03-06 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater *
03-08 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts *
03-09 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club *
03-10 Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw *
03-11 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club *
04-27 Liverpool, England – Arts Centre
04-28 Glasgow, Scotland – Stereo
04-29 Sheffield, England – Queens Social Club
04-30 Newcastle, England – The Cluny
05-01 London, England – Koko
05-05 Brighton, England – The Haunt
05-06 Norwich, England – Arts Centre
05-07 Birmingham, England – Hare & Hounds