6/29/2013

Alessi's Ark us tour east coast














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6/28/2013

FOXYGEN announce fall tour 2013


Photo: Angel Ceballos

FOXYGEN haven't really announced a tour per se. This is just a few festivals, and a few big dates with MGMT and others, and a few dates. But as long as more cities are added it might seem like a real tour after all. Who knows? Foxygen will be Sam France
and Rado. And a few other guys.

Foxygen FALL tour 2013:




07-13 Louisville, KY - Forecastle Festival

07-19 Chicago, IL - Schubas *

07-21 Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival

07-25 New York, NY - Pier 84 ^

07-28 Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall

07-29 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue

08-01 Vancouver, British Columbia - Biltmore Cabaret

08-02 Seattle, WA - Neumos

08-03 Happy Valley, OR - Pickathon

08-04 Happy Valley, OR - Pickathon

08-25 Los Angeles, CA - FYF Fest

09-05 Salt Lake City, UT - Pioneer Park +

09-20 San Francisco, CA - The Independent

09-21 San Francisco, CA - The Chapel

09-22 Big Sur, CA - Woodsist Festival

09-24 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theatre

09-27 Champaign, IL - Pygmalion Festival

09-28 Cincinnati, OH - Midpoint Music Festival

09-29 Detroit, MI - Majestic Theatre

10-01 Toronto, Ontario- The Hoxton

10-02 Montreal, Quebec - Cabaret Du Mile-End

10-03 Boston, MA - Paradise

10-o4 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer

10-05-06 Austin, TX - Austin City Limits

10-11-13 Austin, TX - Austin City Limits



* with Gauntlet Hair

^ with Thao & The Get Down Stay Down

+ with MGMT




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Prince Rama @ FIGat7th Downtown Festival


photo: Angel Ceballos



PRINCE RAMA plays the FIGat7th Downtown Fest, today, Friday, June 28th 2013.


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AUSTIN PSYCH FEST ANNOUNCES LEVITATION - FRANCE

AUSTIN PSYCH FEST ANNOUNCES LEVITATION - FRANCE
FIRST INTERNATIONAL EVENT 

RELEASING GOLDEN ANIMALS' HEAR EYE GO ON SEPTEMBER 24

GOLDEN ANIMALS PREMIERE "YOU DON'T HEAR ME NOW" VIA PASTE

  Golden Animals - You Don't Hear Me Now 
  
Austin Psych Fest is thrilled to announce their first international event, Levitation - France. Austin Psych Fest, which recently held its sixth annual festival in Austin, will host the two day event on September 20-21, 2013. Lineup includes The Black AngelsDead SkeletonsBEAK>Dead Meadow & more, and full details are below.
  
Additionally, The Reverberation Appreciation Society -- the engine room and label arm of Austin Psych Fest -- is pleased to announce the release of Golden Animals' HEAR EYE GO on September 24th. In conjunction with this announcement, the band premiered their video for their single "You Don't Hear Me Now" via Paste, and is available for posting HERE. More details are below.

The 7th annual Austin Psych Fest will be held May 2-4 2014 at Carson Creek Ranch, and discounted $120 tickets are on sale now. Lineup and full details coming in the Fall, and tickets are available HERE.
LEVITATION - FRANCE

Austin Psych Fest is following up the 2013 festival with its first international event : Levitation - France. This two day event will be held in Angers, FR at Le Chabada on September 20 & 21st and will feature performances from:
THE BLACK ANGELS, DEAD SKELETONS, BEAK>, DEAD MEADOW, DAMO SUZUKI, NIGHT BEATS, TAMIKREST, WALL OF DEATH, CAMERA, LOLA COLT and more to be announced.
The full lineup will be released in July along with single day tickets. Two day passes are on sale now for 40 euros HERE.
Austin Psych Fest has teamed up with French partners Radical Production and the Angers venue Le Chabada to bring the Austin Psych Fest experience to France. This first event will be an intimate festival, held in the 900 capacity Le Chabada, Angers' premiere rock venue. The festival is part of the Austin-Angers Music partnership between the two sister cities.
Angers sits about 300 kilometres southwest of Paris and along train routes from all over Europe (1h30 by fast-train TGV from Paris), providing easy access to attendees in France and beyond.
In addition to the weekend festival, Austin Angers Music will host other events celebrating psychedelic culture including an album cover and poster exhibition, film screenings and more.. Details and a full daily program will be kept up to date on AustinPsychFest.com and lechabada.com
Levitation

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Father John Misty Announces Solo Headline Variety Show

Father John Misty Announces Solo Headline Variety Show with Comedian Kate Berlant October 6-November 2

Updated Tour Schedule for 2013
Watch “Funtimes In Babylon”

Father John Misty will close out 2013 with a headlining solo variety tour in support of Fear Fun this fall, beginning on October 6th in Seattle, WA at The Moore Theatre and ending on November 2nd in Los Angeles, CA at the Wiltern.  This is in addition to the previously announced summer tour schedule, which resumes on July 6th in Quebec City, QE at Festival D’Ete and currently ends on August 24th in Monterey, CA at First City Festival. Highlights for the summer tour include: July 12th in Minneapolis for Basilica Block Party;  July 13th in Seattle, WA at Sub Pop’s Silver Jubilee; July 24th in New York, NY at Terminal 5; July 27th in Newport, RI for Newport Folk; August 2nd in Chicago, IL at Lollapalooza; August 4th in Montreal, QC at Osheaga. Please find a complete list of tour dates below.
The fall variety tour will feature support from Brooklyn-based comedian Kate Berlant.  She performs across the country and was recently named as one of Comedy Central’s Top Ten Comics to Watch. She has performed in festivals such as the New York Comedy Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, San Francisco Sketchfest, and the LA Riot Festival. She was just named by Splitsider as one of the Top 10 Up-And-Coming Comedians, has opened for Reggie Watts, and was named by Time Out New York as one of the “Three Comics to Watch” in 2012. Kate has recently been commissioned by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles to make work for their online channel and she runs a free weekly show at the Cake Shop in Manhattan.
In other news, Father John Misty recently delivered a post-apocalyptic, VHS-style (and humorous) new video for “Funtimes in Babylon”, the opening track from Fear Fun. The video was co-directed by FJM leader Josh Tillman with Grant James (“This Is Sally Hatchet”). Father John Misty also unveiled the new “Innocence” by Misty fragrance in collaboration with Sanae Intoxicants. Additionally, Father John Misty is on the cover of MAGNET’s June 2013 issue. You can read an excerpt of the article here (and order the issue here).

FJM Updated Tour Dates
Jul. 06 -  Quebec City, QE - Festival D’Ete
Jul. 12 - Minneapolis, MN - Basilica Block Party
Jul. 24 - New York, NY - Terminal 5**
Jul. 25 - Boston, MA - House of Blues**
Jul. 26 - Portland, ME - Port City Music Hall^
Jul. 27 - Newport, RI - Newport Folk Festival
Jul. 28 – Montauk, NY – Surf Lodge
Jul. 30 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls^
Jul. 31 – Cleveland, OH – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame^
Aug.01 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall (Official Lollapalooza After Show) ^
Aug.02 - Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza
Aug.03 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall^
Aug.04 - Montreal, QE - Osheaga Music Festival
Aug.24 – Monterey, CA – First City Festival
Oct. 06 - Seattle, WA - The Moore Theatre *
Oct. 07 - Portland, OR - Aladdin Theatre *
Oct. 08 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore *
Oct. 12 - Chicago, IL - The Vic *
Oct. 13 - Madison, WI - Capitol Theatre *
Oct. 14 - Pontiac, MI - Crofoot *
Oct. 22 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer *
Oct. 23 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club *
Oct. 24 - Richmond, VA - The National *
Oct. 25 - Chapel Hill, NC - Cat’s Cradle *
Oct. 26 - Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre *
Oct. 28 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues *
Oct. 29 - Austin, TX - Emo’s *
Oct. 31 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent *
Nov. 01 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues *
Nov. 02 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern *
* w/ Kate Berlant
** w/ Wild Nothing
^ W/ Night Moves

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Echo Park Rising

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ChVrches @ Webster Hall






All photos taken in NYC by Daniel Murtagh
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6/26/2013

GLASVEGAS - NEW ALBUM

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GLASVEGAS - NEW ALBUM
'LATER...WHEN THE TV TURNS TO STATIC'
IN-STORES IN THE U.S. SEPTEMBER 3rd

June 26, 2013 - New York, NY - Glasvegas is back with 'Later...When The TV Turns To Static', due out in the U.S. on September 3rd via their own Go Wow Records in partnership with BMG.

'Later...When The TV Turns To Static' is the third studio album by Glasvegas and is the next stunning chapter from one of the UK's most unique bands.  Written and self-produced by lead vocalist and songwriter James Allan, this ten track, 45 minute sojourn of heartfelt melancholia and broken relationships is set against a backdrop of scorching soundscapes that lift the soul into heights of abandoned euphoria.  There is no doubt!  Glasvegas have come home; turned their eyes from the blinding light back into the shadows, where reality lies. 

James Allan, Glasvegas song-writer, guitarist, vocalist, frontman, beloved people's poet (and profound Glaswegian), produced 'Later...When The TV Turns To Static' in Glasgow's state-of-the-art Gorbals Studio using a vintage sound desk once owned by Decca Records (and the actual desk Pavarotti's definitive Nessun Dorma was recorded on).

The first single from the album is "If," a pealing, poetic discourse on life's cruel dichotomies. ('If not for fear, hope is nowhere near.') "If" will be released digitally in the U.S. on July 9th. James Allan states "My idea for the song came about during a phone call a while back with my good friend Alan McGee. He was talking to me about something quite difficult that was going on at the time and I said to him, 'Alan, if we didn't go through the bad stuff, we wouldn't recognize the good stuff; it would be invisible to you."

Click here for a first listen to the radio edit of "If" and see below for the embed code. The album will be available for pre-order via the band's website. www.glasvegas.net

Glasvegas is: James Allan (Vocals, Guitar), Rab Allan (Guitar), Paul Donoghue (Bass), Jonna Löffgren (Drums)

Stay tuned for U.S. touring info.



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Glasvegas - Photo Credit: Danny North
Glasvegas - Photo Credit: Danny North

 




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MARK LANEGAN SIGNS TO VAGRANT NEW ALBUM IMITATIONS

MARK LANEGAN SIGNS TO VAGRANT
NEW ALBUM IMITATIONS DUE OUT SEPTEMBER 17
 
“I’m Not The Loving Kind” Debuts Today

 
(June 26, 2013) – Vagrant Records is proud to announce that MARK LANEGAN will be releasing his new covers album, IMITATIONS, on September 17, 2013 on the label. Lanegan made the following comments on the new album:
 
“When I was a kid in the late sixties and early seventies, my parents and their friends would play the records of Andy Williams, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Perry Como, music with string arrangements and men singing songs that sounded sad whether they were or not. At home my folks were also listening to country music, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, George Jones and Vern Gosdin were some of our favorites. For a long time I’ve wanted to make a record that gave me the same feeling those old records did, using some of the same tunes I loved as a kid and some that I’ve loved as I have gotten older. This record is it. Imitations.”
 
Today fans can listen to the first track off the album, Mark’s take on “I’m Not The Loving Kind” at http://soundcloud.com/marklanegan/im-not-the-loving-kind. The twelve-track album was recorded earlier this year and follows his 2012 release, Blues Funeral.  Pre-order details for Imitations will be announced shortly.
 
IMITATIONS track listing:
  1. Flatlands
  2. She’s Gone
  3. Deepest Shade
  4. You Only Live Twice
  5. Pretty Colors
  6. Brompton Oratory
  7. Solitaire
  8. Mack The Knife
  9. I’m Not The Loving Kind
  10. Lonely Street
  11. Elégie Funèbre
  12. Autumn Leaves
 
The Mark Lanegan Band will be performing at several festivals throughout the UK and Europe this summer and U.S. tour dates are being planned for later in the year.
 
MARK LANEGAN BAND on tour: 
07/12 – Spain @ BBK Festival
07/13 – France @ Musilac Festival
07/14 – Rome @ Rock In Roma
07/15 – Milan @ Villa Arconati Festival
07/16 – Montreaux @ Montreaux Jazz Festival
07/17 – Lugano @ Longlake Festival at Palco Ciani
07/19 – Belgium @ Dour Festival
07/20 – Suffolk, UK @ Latitude Festival
07/21 – Ireland @ Longitude Festival
 

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6/24/2013

DEAN BLUNT SHARES NEW SONG AND VIDEO "FELONY / STALKER 7"

DEAN BLUNT SHARES NEW SONG AND VIDEO "FELONY / STALKER 7"

ANNOUNCES LOS ANGELES PERFORMANCE ON JUNE 29TH

THE REDEEMER LP IS OUT NOW VIA HIPPOS IN TANKS AND WORLD MUSIC
 
Watch: "Felony / Stalker 7" - http://youtu.be/36sK3VESXy0

London-based artist Dean Blunt recently released his first official solo LP, The Redeemer, via his own World Music imprint and Hippos in Tanks. Now Blunt shares a new song "Felony / Stalker 7" which builds thematically upon The Redeemer. Dean Blunt has also announced a very rare US performance which will take place on June 29th in Los Angeles with members of The South Central Gospel Choir backing him.

The Redeemer is a profound artistic statement as singular as it is somehow familiar, its strange, bruised grandeur rising from a disorientating swirl of contradictory emotion, the curse of love. Blunt evokes bygone memories, from first kisses to humiliation and heartache, be it as the heartbreaker or the heartbroken, and with the acknowledgement that sometimes the two can exist in the same person.
 
This is undoubtedly Blunt's most romantic collection of compositions, but it's a love that dwells in nightmares as well as in dreams. The listener becomes the character in Blunt's unflattering romance, receiving scorned voicemail messages and whispers from lovers. Musically, the nineteen pieces found on The Redeemer are replete with vivid mosaics of sound and imagery: orchestral sonatas drift into ravaged 4am ballads and feral psychedelia, and Blunt comes clearly into frame as a songcrafter of poise and assurance. Sonically and lyrically, The Redeemer captures the essence of modern romance: delusional, infatuated and all-consuming.
 

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MGMT SET TO RELEASE SELF-TITLED ALBUM ON SEPTEMBER 17



MGMT SET TO RELEASE
SELF-TITLED ALBUM ON SEPTEMBER 17

MGMT are back with their self-titled third studio album - MGMT  - set to be released on September 17.  The successor to 2008’s Oracular Spectacular and 2010’s CongratulationsMGMT finds Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser continuing to push themselves to expand the boundaries of modern pop music. Returning to Tarbox Road Studios to work with longtime collaborator Dave Fridmann (Co-producer and mixer of Oracular Spectacular and Congratulations, The Flaming Lips, Tame Impala), Andrew and Ben experimented with various in-studio writing processes, allowing the music to tell them where it wanted to go. The result is a diverse and powerful collection of 10 songs (including a cover of "Introspection" by 1960’s psych band Faine Jade) that directly mirrors the duo's encompassing surrealist view of the everyday (see below for full track listing).
The world was given a taste of MGMT in April with the Record Store Day release (on limited edition cassette single) of album opener "Alien Days", hailed as an instant MGMT classic by fans and described by Rolling Stone as a “shimmering, psychedelic soundscape” and Spin as “a sumptuously detailed, exquisitely zonked-out space-rock construction.”

In preparation for the highly anticipated release of MGMT, the band have begun assembling a variety of unique visual elements to accompany and illuminate the new music via "the Optimizer".  Produced by MGMT live show video instrumentalist Alejandro Crawford, "the Optimizer" provides listeners of the album with a simultaneously aural & optical listening experience featuring video & CGI work by Andrew Benson, Emilio Gomariz, Geoffrey Lillemon, and Chris Timms.  "the Optimizer" is part of an enhanced album package available on all commercial formats.

“Your Life Is A Lie” will be the first music video released and finds MGMT again working with Tom Kuntz, director of the band's 2010 mini-epic “Congratulations” who has also received wide acclaim for his groundbreaking commercial and short film work. Up-and-coming indie director Sam Fleischner will be creating a clip for "Alien Days", and a video for the serpentine "Cool Song No. 2" is also in the works, both to be shot this summer.

MGMT are currently on tour, recently performing to their largest headline audience in the U.S. with over 10,000 people in attendance at Artpark in Lewiston, NY.  MGMT are set to play select North American festivals and club dates including headlining the Bunbury Festival in Cincinnati (July 13), First City Festival in Monterey, CA (August 24), FYF Festival in Los Angeles (August 25) and Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle (Sept. 2).  In the fall MGMT will commence a tour of Europe with stops in Glasgow, Cologne, Berlin, Paris and more.  The band's first show at the Forum in London sold out immediately - see below for full list of tour dates.  US Tour Dates for November-December will be announced next month.

The full track listing for MGMT is as follows:
Alien Days
Cool Song No. 2
Mystery Disease
Introspection
Your Life Is a Lie
A Good Sadness
Astro-Mancy
I Love You Too, Death
Plenty Of Girls In the Sea
An Orphan Of Fortune

North American Tour Dates:
July 3              Milwaukee, WI           Summerfest/BMO Harris Bank
July 5-7           Kelowna, CA              Keloha Music & Arts Festival
July 9              Quebec, ON               Festival D’Ete International De Quebec
July 12            Lansing, MI                Common Ground Music Festival
July 13            Cincinnati, OH            Bunbury Music Festival
August 24       Monterey, CA             Monterey County Fairgrounds
August 25       Los Angeles, CA        FYF Festival
August 26       Las Vegas, NV           The Pool at The Cosmopolitan
August 29       Davis, CA                   Mondavi Center
August 31       Bend, OR                    Les Schwab Amphitheatre
September 1   Troutdale, OR             Edgefield Amphitheatre
September 2    Seattle, WA                Bumbershoot Festival
September 4    Boise, ID                     Knitting Factory
September 5    Salt Lake City, UT      Twilight Concert Series
September 6    Denver, CO                    Fillmore Auditorium

European Tour Dates (Guards supporting):
September 26  Cologne, Germany          Live Music Hall
September 27  Brussels, Belgium            AB
September 29  Stockholm, Sweden        Cirkus
September 30  Oslo, Norway        SentrumScene
October 1        Copenhagen, Denmark   Vega Main Hall
October 3        Berlin, Germany             Astra Kulturhaus
October 4        Vienna, Austria                Gasometer
October 5        Munich, Germany            Kesselhaus
October 6        Zurich, Switzerland          Komplex 457
October 8        Paris, France                     Olympia
October 9        Hamburg, Germany         Docks
October 10      Utrecht, Netherlands      Vredenburg Leidsche
October 12      Glasgow, UK                     02 ABC
October 13      Wolverhampton, UK       Civic Hall
October 14      Manchester, UK               O2 Apollo Manchester
October 16      London, UK                      Forum
October 19      Dublin, Ireland                 Olympia Theatre


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