12/09/2016

THE GROWLERS Spring 2017 Tour On Sale Now / The Wiltern Dec 21 / Holiday Sale

The Growlers have announced a run of City Club Spring 2017 tour dates. These dates include festival performances at Barcelona’s Primavera Sound (June 2), Florida’s Okeechobee Music & Arts (March 5) and Boise’s Treefort Music (March 24), plus the band’s first Austin, Texas, headline show in nearly three years (Feb 25), their debut at Minneapolis’ legendary First Avenue (March 9), a return to Chicago’s Metro (March 10) and a two night stand at the Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (May 5 + 6). The tour kicks off in Santa Cruz (Feb 17) with a run of California shows that includes Sacramento (Feb 18) and San Luis Obispo (Feb 19).

Following their sold out Electric Brixton London performance earlier this year, The Growlers return to the UK to play Glasgow (May 30), Leeds (May 31) and an encore performance at London's Coronet Theatre (May 25). The current list of tour dates is below with more dates to be announced soon.

 Order the new studio album, City Club, at TheGrowlers.com or download the album at iTunes or stream at Spotify, Apple Music, Soundcloud and TheGrowlers.com.

The Growlers Spring 2017 Tour is on sale now at TheGrowlers.com.

The Growlers Spring Tour 2017
2/17 The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA
2/18 Ace Of Spades, Sacramento, CA
2/19 Fremont Theater, San Luis Obispo, CA
2/21 Valley Bar, Phoenix, AZ
2/22 Lowbrow Palace, El Paso, TX
2/23 Trees, Dallas, TX
2/24 Paper Tiger, San Antonio, TX
2/25 Emos, Austin, TX
2/26 White Oak Music Hall, Houston, TX
2/28 Saturn, Birmingham, AL
3/1 The Mill & Mine, Knoxville, TN
3/2 Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, NC
3/3 40 Watt Club, Athens, GA
3/4 Backyard at St. Augustine Amphitheater, St. Aug, FL
3/5 Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival, Okeechobee, FL
3/7 Hi Fi, Indianapolis, IN
3/8 Majestic Theatre, Madison, WI
3/9 First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
3/10 Metro, Chicago, IL
3/14 House Of Blues, Anaheim, CA
3/22 The Hi-Fi, Eugene, OR
3/23 Roseland Theater, Portland, OR
3/24 Treefort Music Festival, Boise, ID
3/25 Neptune Theatre, Seattle, WA
5/5 Vinyl at The Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
5/6 Vinyl at The Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
5/25 The Coronet Theatre, London, UK
5/30 St. Luke’s, Glasgow, UK
5/31 Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK
6/2 Primavera Sound, Barcelona, Spain

Only A Few Tickets Remain....
KROQ Presents
The Wiltern Theatre
Los Angeles, California
December 21, 2016


The Growlers return to Los Angeles for the first time in nearly two yearsThe historic Wiltern Theatre will host three holiday shows on December 21, 22 and 23. TheDecember 22 and 23 shows are sold out. There are only a few tickets that remain for the December 21 show Presented by KROQ 106.7FM. Purchase tickets now atTheGrowlers.com.

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Alessi Returns - New Video

ALESSI
Directed by Luke Barham Superfan99records.com

Single release 13th January 2017, on  Super Fan 99 

Three years on from her final album as Alessi’s Ark, Alessi Laurent-Marke prepares for the release of her new album with the single Wives. Wistful with trademark melodies and hooks, Wives is a winsome assertion of female independence. 

"Wives is a meditation on womanhood and the powerful roles, responsibilities and loving duties all women strive to fulfil in their lifetimes. Inspired by women in my own family, in my close circle of friends and in widely woven feminine collective.”  says Alessi. 

Contrary to what the song title may suggest, Wives is a call to self-reliance and respect, rather than the pursuit of validation through others. “The idea of being someone's wife inspires me to no end. Recently I've come to believe that to be married to oneself, to be committed to nurturing our own spirits, will give us the best chance at growing truly loving relationships with our partners. Who are we if we're aren't present and loving to our own divine thread in this web?”

Wives is the first single from new album released in the new year. Her folk pop has evolved over the years from it’s humble bedroom beginnings and these days has more in common with Cocteau Twins or Charlotte Gainsbourg than the somewhat lazy Joanna Newsom comparisons of old.

Alessi explains this coming of age process, “After a year of touring in support of 'The Still Life', I parted ways with Bella Union and worked in different environments; markets, shops, child minding, making art, healing courses whilst writing new music.”

From uploading home recordings to Myspace to working with Bright Eyes in Nebraska and touring the US with Jenny Lewis and M.Ward it’s been a long and winding road for Alessi which has no doubt shaped her songs. Wives sounds like a very British tale being told in a California desert setting. It’s a beautifully produced and expertly executed taster from the new record which will no doubt excite fans both old and new.

The single release features another new album track 'DLD’ and will be released on download and an extremely limited 8" lathe cut vinyl, manufactured for Super Fan 99 in Tuscon Arizona. 



“The understated arrangements suggest you’re listening to a woman with impeccable taste” -MOJO
“Singing like a cross between Hope Sandoval and Bjork, Laurent-Marke has made a record of deceptive simplicity” - BBC
“It takes several plays to appreciate all the small touches that make each delicate piece” -THE GUARDIAN
“The old school songwriting and airy, summery production will leave you utterly spellbound” -CLASH

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Leopold and His Fiction Release New Single Waves (Golden) Today + Leonard Cohen Cover

Leopold and His Fiction Release New Single “Waves (Golden)” Today



U.S. Tour Dates Announced
 
Watch + Share Cover of Leonard Cohen’s
Hey, That’s No Way To Say Goodbye


New Album Darling Destroyer Coming January 27, 2017


 
The Austin-based Leopold and His Fiction have released their latest single “Waves (Golden)” via Allmusic. Allmusic praises its "hard-edged, stomping psychedelic garage sound, with some Motown energy mixed in for good measure." The song appears on their new album Darling Destroyer coming out January 27, 2017. Preorder Darling Destroyer and receive “Waves (Golden)” here.
 
Daniel Leopold speaks of the inspiration behind “Waves (Golden)”: "Don't sell yourself short. You're more valuable than you recognize just yet. A nod to the weight it takes to believe in yourself." Watch Daniel talk more about the making of “Waves (Golden)” here.
 
Leopold and His Fiction have also released their cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Hey, That’s No Way To Say Goodbye,” done in tribute after his recent passing. Watch the video and read Daniel’s thoughts on the song here.
 
Throughout Darling Destroyer, Leopold and His Fiction reveal their gritty ingenuity by merging delicately crafted lyrics with blistering guitar work. Co-produced by Daniel,Vance Powell and Chris “Frenchie” Smith (...And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead, Ringo Deathstarr, Jet), Darling Destroyer proves Daniel’s easy prowess as a frontman, his vocals endlessly shifting from brutal wail to tender serenade.
 
Leopold and His Fiction will support the release of Darling Destroyer with a U.S. tour this winter. See below for announced dates with more to come.



Preorder Darling Destroyer Here
 
Tour Dates
12/31 - Austin, TX - Paramount Theatre w/ Bob Schneider
1/7 - Austin, TX - Spiderhouse Ballroom
1/19 - Dallas, TX - Sundown at Granada Theatre
1/20 - Waco, TX - Truelove
1/21 - San Antonio, TX - Limelight
1/25 - Austin, TX - Stubb's BBQ
1/26 - Corpus Christi, TX - House of Rock
1/27 - San Angelo, TX - Deadhorse
1/28 - El Paso, TX - Low Brow Palace
1/29 - Phoenix, AZ - Rebel Lounge
1/30 - Las Vegas, NV - Bunkhouse
1/31 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo
2/1 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent 
2/3 - Portland, OR - Analog Lounge
2/4 - Seattle, WA - The Central Saloon
2/7 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
2/9 - Denver, CO - Cervantes' Other Side
2/10 - Lawrence, KS - The Bottleneck
2/11 - Omaha, NE - Slowdown
2/12 - St. Paul, MN - Amsterdam Hall
2/14 - Maquoketa, IA - Codfish Hollow Barnstormers (Indoors)
2/15 - St. Louis, MO - TBD
2/16 - Milwaukee, WI - Shank Hall
2/17 - Madison, WI - Mickey's Tavern
2/18 - Chicago, IL - Dunn Dunn Festival @ Beat Kitchen Supporting Steepwater
2/19 - Ferndale, MI - Loving Touch
2/21 - Pittsburgh, PA - Brillobox
2/22 - Philadelphia, PA - Milkboy
2/23 - New York, NY - Bowery Electric
2/24 - Boston, MA - PA's Lounge
2/25 - Asbury Park, NJ - Wonder Bar
2/26 - Washington, DC - Black Cat
3/2 - Charlotte, NC - Petra's
3/4 - Nashville, TN - The End
3/5 - Atlanta, GA -  Vinyl
3/7 - New Orleans, LA - Siberian
3/9 - Little Rock, AR - Stickeyz Rock n Roll Chicken Shack
3/10 - Memphis, TN - Young Ave Deli
3/14 - 3/19 - Austin, TX - SXSW
 
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The Regrettes announce debut album "Feel Your Feelings, Fool" + Holiday song!

 
 
The Regrettes release cover of "Marshmallow World"
+ announce debut record"Feel Your Feelings Fool!" 
available 1/13 via Warner Bros. Records
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upcoming tour dates with Cherry Glazer
+ hype from Vogue, Noisey, Consequence of Sound + more
 
 
 
 
 
interested in hearing the new record? get in touch
 
 
 
 
 
Perfectly imperfect - that’s one way to describe LA based punk act, The Regrettes. Writing songs that proudly bear a brazen and unabashed attitude in the vein of acts Courtney Barnett or Karen O - with a pop aesthetic reminiscent of 50’s and 60’s acts a la the Temptations or Buddy Holly - the LA based four piece create infectious, punk driven tracks.

Today, the band announce their debut record, "Feel Your Feelings Fool!", available January 13, 2017 via Warner Bros. Records. Alongside the announcement, the band share a special cover of classic, "Marshmallow World," just in time for the holidays and will be available on 7 inch vinyl as part of Record Store Day.

Lead by outspoken front woman, Lydia Night, and comprised of Genessa Gariano on guitar, Sage Chavis on bass and drummer Maxx Morando, the group have left the rock scene floored, managing to capture the hearts of jaded rock critics while opening for acts like Sleigh Bells, Kate Nash, Jack Off Jill, Bleached, Pins and more. With a handful of singles released, the group have already caught the attention from outlets like NPR, Brooklyn Vegan, The Observer, Vogue, Noisey and more, with NYLON heralding them as a “punk act you should be listening to”.

From the opening moments on a track by The Regrettes, we’re greeted with a wall of guitars, infectious melodies and a wistful nostalgia that continues right until the final notes. Taking cues from acts like Hinds and Hole, there’s a wistful sense of youth and vulnerability that lies at the heart of each song.

A song by The Regrettes is, essentially, a diary entry into 16 year old Lydia’s life. “My music is a spectrum of every emotion that I have felt in the last year, and you can hear that when you hear the songs. Everything that is happening in my life influences me. It’s everything from boys, to friends, to being pissed off at people, to being really sad. Just everything.”

The most intoxicating draw of The Regrettes is their bashful, heart-on-your-sleeve temperament - writing urgent and fast-paced pop songs with a punk rock mentality. “The way that we write, it’s all based on honesty,” muses Lydia on the group’s punk aesthetic. “If I finish a song, I’ll just leave it - I won’t really go back to it. I like things to feel in the moment and I don’t want it to be perfect. If I work on something too much I lose it and get bored and I want to do the next one..”
 
 
 
 
 
+ Hype for The Regrettes + 

“Their music sounds like a lively blend of lo-fi surf rock meets The Strokes with a strong female lead—a combination sought by many but well executed by few.”
Vogue

“9 New Punk Bands You Should Listen To”
Nylon

“Based in Los Angeles, Night’s tongue-in-cheek garage-pop uses humor and nuance to transform ’60s pop into soul-baring, therapeutic rock songs.”
Rookie Mag

“the track’s real barbs can be found in its lyrics and Night’s confrontational, DGAF delivery, as she takes on all detractors and critics who’ve dismissed her over the years simply because of her age and womanhood”
Consequence of Sound

“LA quartet the Regrettes make an infectious brand of punk with ’50s and ’60s pop leanings, and they beam with a youthful exuberance and raw vulnerability that result in deceptively provocative songs. 
Stereogum

“While The Regrettes are still fairly new, it’s clear that Night and her crew are a swiftly developing force to be reckoned with."
Noisey

“The Regrettes kick serious ass in every single respect.”
Clash
 
 
 
 
"Feel Your Feelings Fool" album art
 
 
 
 
Upcoming Tour Dates:
Dec 28th – Santa Barbara CA - Velvet Jones - w/ Cherry Glazerr
Dec 29th – Pomona CA - The Glass House - w/ Cherry Glazerr
Jan 13th – Los Angeles CA - Album Release Show @ The Echo
Feb 18th – San Diego CA - You Are Going 2 Hate This Fest (w/ The Frights) - SOMA
Feb 25th – San Francisco CA - Noise Pop Festival - w/ The Chapel The Frights + The Garden
 
 

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Brodka Shares New Music Videos On RBMA || 'Clashes' LP Out Now On Play It Again Sam

Playing SXSW 2017
Clashes LP Out Now On Play It Again Sam
Photo Credit: Zuza Krajewska for Harper’s Bazaar

“Orchestral chamber pop with a distinctly dark, cosmic edge.” – FADER
Otherworldy folk,” – Cool Hunting
“A beguiling, witchy Cowboy ballad with galloping drums, '70s pop hallmarks, and a sense of feral danger.” – Line Of Best Fit
Artful, intelligent and wildly ambitious,” – CLASH

Following the recent release of her standout debut English LP Clashes (through Play It Again Sam) and the sharing of the striking video for “Up In The Hill”, Polish pop singer Brodka is pleased to share four stunning new videos for tracks “My Name Is Youth”, “Haiti”, “Holy Holes” and “Funeral”. The videos were made in collaboration with a roster of different directors and in conjunction with Red Bull Music Academy’s “20 Before 17” initiative. They can be viewed here.  Brodka was also recently announced as being part of the official 2017 SXSW Music Festival Lineup.

Directed by: Aneta Grzeszykowska and Jan Smaga
Directed by: Bownik
Directed by: Janek Simon
Directed by: Kevin Bray

Having already released three acclaimed albums in her native Poland, including 2010’s double-platinum Granda, Clashes marks her first release in English, and-furthermore-her most diverse and ambitious album to date. Clashes dazzles with Brodka’s singular blend of orchestral pop and cosmic poetry that’s undercut with hint of brooding darkness. Even in a language that’s not her first, she asserts her informed approach to songwriting in a way that’s emotionally engaging. Dramatic without being overwrought, Clashes is a widescreen and determined listen from an artist in constant forward motion.
“I am a car-crash girl…”, resounds the opening line of lead single “Horses”, referencing Kim Gordon’s description of Courtney Love in her autobiography and hinting at Brodka’s musical and artistic interests. Despite the rich textures present on the record, she is as equally influenced by New York no wave, jazz and R&B. Additionally, her early experiences of church services have heavily impacted the depth and melodrama that charges throughout Clashes. 

This interest in religion and spirituality has also influenced the visual themes running throughout her artwork, photography and ornate sense of style. “For this album the big inspiration was liturgical outfits,” she explains. “I wanted to take the colors - silver, gold, white, purple, blue – and the shapes of some of these clothes and turn them into something more modern. I am always trying to take some of the meanings of the subjects that I am interested in, chew them up, digest them, and throw up something that is more my kind of thing.”

Operatic and intelligent, palpable and profound, Clashes isn’t just a step forward for Brodka, it’s a bound, and promises only the expansion of a global audience for such a truly remarkable artist.


Brodka Clashes Tracklisting:
1. Mirror Mirror
2. Horses
3. Santa Muerte
4. Can’t Wait For War
5. Holy Holes
6. Haiti
7. Funeral
8. Up In The Hill
9. My Name Is Youth
10. Kyrie
11. Hamlet
12.  Dreamstreamextreme

Purchase Clashes On iTunes



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12/08/2016

OAKLAND UNITED: A BENEFIT SUPPORTING OAKLAND FIRE RELIEF

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OAKLAND UNITED: A BENEFIT SUPPORTING OAKLAND FIRE RELIEF
The Oakland fire tragedy shook many of us to the core. Not only did we lose family, friends, and loved ones, we lost many talented souls that helped make our Bay Area community colorful, unified, and vocal through the arts. Please join us for a night of remembrance and community with Oakland United: A Benefit Supporting Oakland Fire Relief. Featuring music and stories from: Primus, Tune-Yards, Tycho, Dan Deacon, Hieroglyphics, Thao Nguyen, Sidecar Tommy, Boots Riley, Geographer, Rogue Wave, Gabe Meline (KQED), Sam Lefebvre, Jay Som and more. The event will take place December 14th at the Fox Theater. All proceeds will be donated to the Gray Area Foundation for the Arts Oakland Fire Fund. Tickets on sale Tomorrow.
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PHASE 2 MUSIC LINEUP ANNOUNCED!

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Midnight Mass 2 set times



Midnight Mass 2 at The Packard LBC
The Packard 205 east anaheim streeet @ Long Beach blvd

THE GARDEN // THE SPITS (OFFICAL) // 
The Buttertones // Audacity // Feels
Peach Kelli Pop // The Memories
Cumstain // Saccharine Trust 
WALTER // Terry Malts // Prettiest Eyes
The High Curbs // PITY PARTY GIRLS CLUB //The Red Pears
Beach Bums // Clit Kat // 
Nectarines (Members of So Many Wizards)



2 for $25 Very limited amount of Presale tickets sold at a record store near you! 


205 e Anaheim St Long Beach, Ca
$20 Presale // $25 Door // $5 Parking
Doors @ 1pm // Full Bar for 21+ and Beer garden by Pabst Blue Ribbon

DJ's

Jim Smith (The Smell)
Chris Ziegler (LA RECORD)
Rudy de anda
Top Acid
Musty boyz
Slop stomp
Cool tite
Chris baker (Fingerprints Music)
High voltage (Hip Hop / Funk / Soul)
The Good Foot (Latin / Funk / Soul)
Simon Weed'n (4th st vine)
Benny jets

Vendors Available!

Shady Grove Foods
Third Eye records
Porch Party Records
Penniback Records
Markos Treats


ALL AGES w/ a FULL BAR for 21 + & Beer Garden by Pabst Blue Ribbon

MidnightMassLB.com
Facebook.com/MidnightMassLB




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