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Local Austin rock/punk outfit Riverboat Gamblers have a new video for the track “Comedians” off of their May release The Wolf You Feed. I don’t know if it’s just me, but this track feels like a gentler kinder Riverboat Gamblers, and I like it….
Catch Riverboat Gamblers on the road:
A little late on posting this one, but ACL Festival as it does every year, brings you the opportunity to check out some of this year’s ACL Fest performers even if you don’t have plans on attending the 3 day festival. 4 nights of opportunities at various venues around town, and tickets are still available for most of the events. Much to my dismay the Afghan Whigs show is already sold out.. Still available..The Shins, Black Lips, Band Of Skulls, Delta Spirit and more..
Check listings and ticket availability HERE.No comments
The Brooklyn based noise rock trio A Place To Bury Strangers have album number 3 in the wings ready for release June 26th on the Dead Oceans label and titled Worship. The band just released the video for the track “You Are The One” and for anyone that is familiar with the band’s previous work, the video is a dark, appropriate reflection of what they do..sexy, violent, dangerous, and dark. What’s not to love?
You can catch the band here in Austin on June 3rd at 29th Street Ballroom.
Nova Scotia’s Wintersleep have a new album out on June 12 of this year, titled Hello Hum. Along with this video for the track “In Came The Flood”, the band has released upcoming tour dates. As it goes with a lot of Canadian bands, Texas dates are lacking, but one can only speculate that they will make the long trek down here soon enough.
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Wintersleep Tour Dates
5/29: Los Angeles, CA @ Echo
5/30: San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill
5/31: Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
6/1: Seattle, WA @ Columbia City Theater
6/2: Victoria, BC @ Phillips Brewery
6/4: Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore Caberet
6/5: Calgary, AB @ Hifi Club
6/6: Edmonton, AB @ The Pawn Shop
6/7: Saskatoon, SK @ Amigos
6/8: Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramid Cabaret
6/9: Minneapolis, MN @ 400 Bar
6/11: Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern
6/12: Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
6/14: Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR Pub
6/18: Allston, MA @ Great Scott
6/19: Brooklyn. NY @ Knitting Factory
6/20: Philadelphia, PA @ North Star Bar
8/3: Montreal, QC @ Osheaga
8/25: Squamish, BC @ Live In Squamish
Garage, noise rockers A Place To Bury Strangers have a new EP coming out Feb 7th on Dead Oceans titled Onwards To The Wall. A tour with Joy Formidable set for the Spring as well, and this little snapshot video for “So Far Away”
03/13/12 – San Francisco, CA – Independent*
03/14/12 – Los Angeles, CA – The Music Box*
03/17/12 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theatre*
03/19/12 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Cafe*
03/20/12 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre*
03/22/12 – Bloomington, IN – The Bluebird*
03/23/12 – Cincinnati, OH – 20th Century Theatre*
03/24/12 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade*
03/25/12 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel*
03/26/12 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club*
03/28/12 – New York, NY – Terminal 5*
03/29/12 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer*
03/30/12 – Boston, MA – Paradise*
03/31/12 – Montreal, QC – Cabaret Mile-End*
04/02/12 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace*
Being one of my top picks for bands to see at this past Fun Fun Fun Fest, I have to admit that I was a bit disappointed that M83‘s set took place during the daylight hours. Some things are just meant to be enjoyed in the cover of darkness with fancy lights.
Well, the chance to see M83 again here in Austin will present itself once again next May at Stubb’s. Pre-sale tickets are available now, believe it or not, and I’m willing to wager that this one will sell out.
Full updated tour dates and ticket info HERE.
And, if you haven’t check out the band’s 2011 release Hurry Up We’re Dreaming you are missing out on what is certainly going to be a frequenter on year end lists.No comments
Not nearly as frightening as the name might suggest, UK’s The Horrors kicked of a U.S. tour early this month in support of their most recent release Skying, that will find them taking to the beloved Parish stage in Austin on 9/21. If you’ve had your fill of the electronic bleep blip, dj riddled, get so friggin happy scene, like myself, The Horrors inspire memories of Bauhaus, Peter Murphy, and even Echo and The Bunnymen at times. It’s okay to wallow in darkness every now and then. That’s why we have Prozac.
The Horrors w/The Stepkids opening things up at The Parish. Doors @ 8p.m. TICKETS
MP3> The Horrors ‘Moving Further Away’
The Horrors US tour:
9/21 – Austin, TX – The Parish
9/23 – St Louis, MO – The Firebird
9/24 – Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock
9/25 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
9/27 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
9/28 – Montreal, QC – Cafe Campus
9/30 – Washington, DC – Black Cat
10/1 – Asbury Park, NJ – ATP
10/2 – Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live
10/3 – Allston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
10/4 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
Former Pavement (love ya!) frontman Stephen Malkmus and his Jicks band are set to release their 5th full length recording on August 23rd, titled Mirror Traffic, and the press surrounding the album suggests that this might be the bands best work to date. If you are interested in checking it out, you can find Mirror Traffic streaming in it’s entirety over at NPR. We’ve got the track “Senator” here for you as well. You know what a Senator wants? Just take a listen.
MP3> Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks ‘Senator’
Tour dates below as well, with no Austin date currently scheduled, but you would have to believe that Malkmus wouldn’t pass up the opportunity to play our fine city.
Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks – TOUR DATES
8/23 – Los Angeles, CA Amoeba Free All Ages Instore Performance – 6pm
8/25 – Brooklyn, NY Academy Free All Ages Instore Performance – 6pm
8/25 – Manhattan, NY Other MusicFree All Ages Instore Performance – 9pm
9/20 – Detroit, MI, Majestic Theater
9/21 – Toronto, ON, Phoenix Concert Theatre
9/22 – Ottowa, ON, Ritual
9/23 – Montreal, QC, Corona Theatre
9/24 – Boston, MA, Royale
9/26 – New York, NY, Terminal 5
9/28 – Philadelphia, PA , Theatre of Living Arts
9/29 – Baltimore, MD, Ram’s Head Live
9/30 – Charlottesville, VA, Jefferson Theater
10/1 — Saxapahaw, NC, The Haw River Ballroom
10/2 – Atlanta, GA, Variety Playhouse
10/4 – Nashville, TN, Mercy Lounge
10/5 – Indianapolis, IN, Earth House
10/6 – Chicago, IL, Vic Theatre
10/7 – Milwaukee WI, Turner Hall
10/8 – Minneapolis, MN, Pantages Theatre
10/11- Seattle, WA, Neptune Theatre – (with Ty Segall)
10/12 – Vancouver, BC, The Biltmore Cabaret – (with Ty Segall)
10/13 – Portland, OR, Crystal Ballroom – (with Ty Segall)
10/16 – San Francisco, CA, Treasure Island Music Festival
10/19 – Los Angeles, CA, The Music Box – (with Ty Segall)
10/20 – Solana Beach, CA, Belly Up Tavern – (with Ty Segall)
I’m not sure why I’ve neglected to spend any time with David Bazan‘s solo work much less his outfit Pedro the Lion, but hearing “Strange Negotiations” early today on KEXP has me scratching my head as to why. Upon some quick Internet investigation seeking some possible live dates, I found this interesting post on Bazan’s site. It seems that there is a very interesting approach to a tour in the works. A living room tour. And they are looking for people to offer up their living rooms for very intimate shows. Great idea, and I wish my living room was bigger.No comments
The Wooden Birds, which you could might call an Austin band, but more like an all-star band consisting of frontman Andrew Kenny (American Analog Set, Broken Social Scene), Matt Pond (Matt Pond PA), Leslie Sisson, drummer Sean Haskins and Chris Hansen (Matt Pond PA) are coming to rest from a US tour playing Mohawk this Wednesday. The band recently released their second album Two Matchsticks this past June 7th on Barsuk and has received some favorable press.
“Patient, generous, and smart” – Pitchfork
“Perfect for summer days and lemonade.” – MTVHive
The Wooden Birds @ Mohawk show @ 10 p.m. ((sounder)) opens
Check out the video for the title track “Two Matchsticks”No comments
Jeff the Brotherhood have album number 2 set for release later this month, June 21st to be specific, titled We Are The Champions. This is my first listen to this band, and right off the bat..I’m diggin it.
Check out the video for “Hey Friend” directed by Lina Plioplyte.
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Call it a publicity stunt, or the work of a crazy man, but an unreleased video for Titus Andronicus’s “A More Perfect Union” is being held hostage and may possibly be destroyed if the band’s most recent video for “No Future Part Three: Escape From No Future” doesn’t get 100,000 views by June 7th. Whatever the case may be, a few minutes of your day spent watching the “No Future Part Three: Escape From No Future” video is a few minutes of your day well spent. Work sucks, your boss is a d***, and your co-workers are a bunch of lame idiots…watch a video and save music.
The band is also hitting the road with locals Okkervil River
* w/ Okkervil River
# w/ Future Islands
& w/ Julianna Barwick
$ w/ NewVillager
6/01 Cat’s Cradle Chapel Hill NC* #
Transmission Entertainment has teamed up with the new (ish) ACL Live Moody Theater once again, to present a pretty choice show for locals and by locals. Austin’s instrumental rock band, with the name that sums up their sound quite perfectly, Explosions in the Sky will take to the Moody Theater on June 17th. The band will be fresh off their 6th studio album release Take Care, Take Care, Take Care which sees the street on April 26th. Reviews for the album have been quite favorable, and if you care, you can find the album streaming in it’s entirety on the band’s website.No comments
The Antlers just released a track from their upcoming Burst Apart album which is set for release on 5/10 on the Frenchkiss label. “Every Night My Teeth Are Falling Out” is a curious title for a song, and one that I can say I can relate to, unfortunately. Hate those dreams. Despite the cringe title, the song has me incredibly curious about this band that I have yet to invest much time. That’s about to change, and with the upcoming tour dates, looks like the live session isn’t far away as well. Austin will see the band on 6/07 @ Emo’s.
MP3> The Antlers ‘Every Night My Teeth Are Falling Out’
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Take the darkness from Bauhaus, add the up tempo dance feel of New Order and throw in some Clan of Xymox and Wolfgang Press for spice and Cold Cave is what you get. A modern day version of some of the my favorites from the 80′s and they call this genre Darkwave. Whatever you want to call it, I kinda like it. Maybe because it sifts through memories that I thought were long gone by this point.
Cold Cave have a new album coming out next Tue 4.5 titled Cherish the Light Years, and they have just released the second single from the recording titled “Villians Of The Moon”.
The band his the road with a smattering of support dates for The Kills, finding themselves here in Austin on April 20th @ La Zona Rosa. Tickets still available HERE.
MP3> Cold Cave ‘Villains of the Moon’
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