Recent Posts in tour dates - Page 8

August 26, 2015

by Bill Pearis

Future Punx

Future Punx's debut album, This is Post Wave, is out digitally this Friday (8/28) and you can listen to the whole record now -- a stream premieres in this post. With songs flowing into each other and callbacks/codas to others, it's a gleaming, seamless, fun, and highly danceable dystopian look our our post-everything world. Listen below.

The band start their first European tour this weekend but will be back in Brooklyn this fall just in time for the vinyl release of This is Post Wave (9/19). They'll play a record release party at Alphaville on October 2 with fellow Dull Tools band Pill and Wall. Flyer for the show, and a list of updated tour dates, is below.

Continue reading "Future Punx streaming 'This is Post Wave' LP, playing release party in Brooklyn after European tour"

Arcade Fire The Reflektor Tapes

The 2015 edition of Pop Montreal is coming up in less than a month (September 16 - 20) and festival organizers have recently made a few additions to the already robust lineup. Perhaps most interesting is that Pop's film fest will have the world premiere of director Kahlil Joseph' Arcade Fire documentary The Reflektor Tapes which promises:

The film recontextualizes the album experience, transporting the viewer into a kaleidoscopic sonic and visual landscape. It charts the band's creative journey as they lay foundations for the album in Jamaica, record in Montreal and play an impromptu gig at a Haitian hotel on the first night of Carnival, before bringing their breathtaking live show to packed arenas in Los Angeles and London. The Reflektor Tapes blends never-before-seen personal interviews and moments captured by the band to dazzling effect, and features 15 minutes of exclusive unseen footage, filmed only for cinema audiences.
That is just ahead of the film's North American September 23 release date. It will be playing in NYC at Sunshine Cinema, BowTie Cinema Chelsea 9, East 86th St Cinema 4 in Manhattan and Williamsburg Cinema in Brooklyn. and tickets are on sale now for many of those screenings. You can watch the trailer for that below.

The full music lineup has been finalized and new additions include Seattle garage rock legends The Sonics, Doldrums, UK band All We Are, Prison Garde (the latest moniker of electronic musician Vaughn Robert Squire aka Sixtoo) and more. Other artists playing this year's Pop Montreal include Built to Spill, Giorgio Moroder, The Cribs, Mikal Cronin, Godflesh, Will Butler, Babes in Toyland, Thurston Moore, Stars of the Lid, Cannibal Ox, Besnard Lakes (performing as a 17-piece "orchestra"), Viet Cont, The Orb, and more.

There are also lots of panel discussions and lectures happening via the Pop Symposium, including one with Canadian songwriter Andy Kim (the man behind The Archies' "Sugar Sugar" and other bubblegum hits),

Festival passes and day passes are still available. Full Pop Montreal music and film lineups are listed below.

Continue reading "Arcade Fire doc 'The Reflektor Tapes' premiering at 2015 Pop Montreal before North American release ++ fest's full lineup"

by Andrew Sacher

photo: Julia Holter at Bowery Ballroom in 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Julia Holter

Julia Holter is releasing her new album Have You In My Wilderness on September 25 via Domino, and today she released its second single, "Sea Calls Me Home." Like lead single "Feel You," this new one is some of her biggest-sounding stuff yet but without losing the intimacy that made her earlier work so great. Check it out below.

Julia also announced a tour, which includes a West Coast run with Beirut, an East Coast one-off in NYC, and then she's off to Europe, Japan and Australia.

The NYC show happens October 24 at Rough Trade. Tickets go on sale Friday (8/28) at noon.

ALl dates are listed, with the new song, below...

Continue reading "Julia Holter releases new song, announces tour (dates, stream)"

photos by David Andrako

Big K.R.I.T. in Prospect Park - 7/31/15
Big Krit

The insanely-prolific Big K.R.I.T. so far hasn't released an album/mixtape this year, which is rare for him, but he did just announce a lengthy international tour for this fall. It's dubbed the "Kritically Acclaimed" tour, and includes dates in Australia and North America.

The tour hits NYC on October 28 at Highline Ballroom. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

Earlier this summer, Big K.R.I.T. played a Celebrate Brooklyn show in Prospect Park with Angel Haze. Check out a couple more pictures (like the one above) from that, via the Celebrate Brooklyn Facebook, below...

Continue reading "Big K.R.I.T. announces 2015 fall tour (dates)"

August 25, 2015

photo: Gary Clark Jr ACL taping - 8/24/15 (more by Tim Griffin)
Gary Clark Jr

Blues guitarist Gary Clark Jr was just in NYC over the weekend for Afropunk Festival, and his lengthy tour will bring him back for a just-announced show at Terminal 5 on October 28. Tickets for T5 go on sale Friday (8/28) at noon with artist/VIP/Amex presales starting Wednesday (8/26) at noon. All dates are listed below.

The tour is in support of his sophomore album, The Story of Sonny Boy Slim Monday, which comes out September 11 via Warner Bros. You can check out three songs off that album below. Gary was in Austin last night (8/24) to tape an Austin City Limits episode for the show's upcoming 41st season. We've got a set of pictures from that performance (like the one above) over at BV Austin.

Continue reading "Gary Clark Jr adds tour dates, taped an 'ACL' episode (pics)"

by Bill Pearis

Darwin Deez

Darwin Deez will release his third album, Double Down, via Lucky Number on September 18. It finds him in pretty much the same danceable guitar pop mode as his 2009 debut, scaling back a bit from 2013's more lush Songs For Imaginative People, with spare arrangements allowing for a lot of breathing room (kinda the way early Spoon records were). His big-hearted songs don't need a lot of gussying up, his warm voice does much of the heavy lifting. You can stream "Time Machine" and "Kill Your Attitude" below.

You can catch Darwin Deez on his tour in November and December, though he plays NYC on Wednesday (8/26) at Baby's All Right with Junior Prom, Strange Names on the bill as well. Tickets are on sale.

All tour dates are listed below.

Continue reading "Darwin Deez releasing 'Double Down' in September, playing Brooklyn this week, touring this fall (dates, song streams)"

photos by Tim Griffin

Mother Falcon @ Empire Control Room - 8/22/2015
Mother Falcon @ Empire Control Room - 8/22/2015

Earlier this month, Austin-based indie orchestra Mother Falcon sent out this message:

Just a quick note to let you know that MF's 3rd album, Good Luck Have Fun, will not be released as planned this Friday, August 14. In addition, the album's first single, "Kid", has been pulled. The release parties and concerts scheduled for 8/21 at the ND (w/ RF Shannon and The Quintessential Clarinet Quintet) and 8/22 at Empire Control Room (w/ TAFT and Monté) will become free shows as a gesture of appreciation to the band's hometown of Austin for many years of love and support. Mother Falcon will make a major announcement about the new album and the band's future next week.
That major announcement is that the new album will now be released on October 9 by their new label, Universal Music Classics. Their fourth album, planned for 2016, will also come out via UMC.

What does Mother Falcon's Matt Puckett have to say about all this?

"Good Luck Have Fun explores more deeply the indie-pop as well as the neo-classical sides of our sound. It's new territory for us both sonically and now in our partnership with UMC. We feel the team at the label truly understands both aspects of what we are up to musically and we can't wait to see what comes next."

Elizabeth Sobol, President & CEO of UMC underscores Matt's sentiment: "I've been following Mother Falcon for quite some time now. Their classically-derived instrumentation and exploratory compositions set them apart. No one sounds like Mother Falcon. Their music is truly in line with the artistic vision of Universal Music Classics."

Congrats to the band for all that, and for the packed not-release shows they played over the weekend. We were at the Empire one. Pictures are in this post, and more shows are coming.

After a couple of October gigs in Houston and New Orleans, Mother Falcon will head out on a fall tour with Ben Sollee. That trek hits City Winery in Nashville, World Cafe in Philly, Thalia Hall in Chicago, Le Poisson Rouge in NYC on 10/21, and many other places. All dates are listed with the rest of the photos below...

Continue reading "Mother Falcon sign to Universal Classics, touring with Ben Sollee, played Empire Control Room (pics & dates)"

photo: Joey Bada$$ in Central Park in July (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Joey Bada$$

Ghostface Killah has had quite the busy year. He has collaborative albums out with Adrian Younge and BADBADNOTGOOD and recently wrapped up a tour with Raekwon in support of the 20th anniversary of Only Built 4 Cuban Linx. Now he's teaming up with another fellow Wu-Tang member, GZA, for a free collaborative show in NYC on September 3 at House of Vans. Making it a very good double bill, Joey Bada$$ will open. RSVP is open now. Flyer below.

For Joey, that's the first date of a lengthy tour that hits Connecticut, Philly, Australia, the UK and more. All dates are listed below...

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Travi$ Scott

Kanye collaborator Travi$ Scott recently said his album Rodeo will finally come out on September 4, and that now appears double confirmed as iTunes has it up for pre-order for that date. We also learn from iTunes that the album will feature 14 songs, including "3500" and "Antidote," which are streaming below.

Travi$ has tour dates coming up, and will play a record release show in NYC on September 9 at Gramercy Theatre. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (8/28) at 10 AM with Live Nation/Music Geeks presales starting Wednesday (8/26) at 10 AM.

After that, he's set to open The Weeknd's tour, including all three NYC-area shows: Prudential Center on 11/1, MSG on 11/16 and Barclays Center on 11/18. All three of those include Banks too. Tickets are on Citi/fan presales now (anyone know the password?). Live Nation presale starts Wednesday at 10 AM (password: MADNESS) and general on-sale starts Friday at 10 AM.

All dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Travi$ Scott announces 'Rodeo' release show in NYC, opening The Weeknd's tour (dates)"

by Bill Pearis

Hum of Oblivion

Some of you may remember Paul Dally who fronted shortlived NYC band Jeane (who were known as Vacation before that) who I really liked. His new project is Hum of Oblivion which is electronic pop, but very human sounding thanks to Dally's weathered, emotive vocals. (Dally also knows his way around a hook.) You can check out the video for first single "Runnin'" and we've got the premiere of second single "Where Ya Come From." Both are below and worth giving a spin. Look for HoO's debut LP in the spring of 2016.

You can catch House of Oblivion live tonight (8/25) at Elvis Guesthouse with New Myths, Psychic Twin and Ian Mellencamp. Flyer for the show is below.

Continue reading "Hum of Oblivion (ex-Jeane) shares new single "Where Ya Come From," playing Elvis Guesthouse tonight with New Myths"