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Those Darlins at Glasslands, 10/26/2012
Those Darlins

In contrast to Those Darlins last NYC show with Best Coast at Terminal 5, the band's appearance at the intimate Glasslands on Friday (10/26) was downright cozy. The show, pictured in this post, was part of a string of dates with Heavy Cream that will wrap up mid-November. Remaining dates are listed below.

Those Darlins have some new material to showcase on the road as well, including a digital single and new tour-only split with tourmates Heavy Cream. Hopefully you picked up the 7", which features Heavy Cream's "Prison Shanks," produced by Ty Segall.

More pictures from Glasslands below.

Continue reading "Those Darlins & Heavy Cream played Glasslands (pics, dates)"


Tickets for the Os Mutantes shows at LPR went on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Junip show at LPR went on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Perfume Genius and Dusted show at LPR go on sale Monday (8/6) at 10 AM. Tickets for their MHOW show go on sale Friday, August 10 at noon.

Jozef Van Wissem and Noveller are playing Le Poisson Rouge on September 10. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Tickets for the Mono shows at LPR and Glasslands are on sale now.

Tickets for the Mount Eerie show at LPR are on sale now.

Tickets are still available for John Talabot (DJ) and Jamie xx's LPR show on Saturday (8/4). Tickets are also still available for John Talabot's live show at the same venue, which happens on September 27.

Langhorne Slim plays Brooklyn Bowl on October 25. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

The Circa Survive tour which Touche Amore is supporting on, has been expanded and now includes a second NYC area show, which happens on October 27 at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ. Tickets for that show went on sale today at noon.

Missy Higgins, one day before she opens for Gotye in Camden, three days after she opens for him at Radio City, and one day after Gotye plays Williamsburg Park (which she does not open), plays her own NYC show at The Bell House on September 28 with Butterfly Boucher. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Those Darlins (who recently opened for Best Coast) and Heavy Cream play Glasslands on October 26. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

As mentioned, Sonny & the Sunsets are touring with Magic Trick and hitting NYC for three area shows this month. We're giving away a pair of tickets for the Maxwell's show (8/15). Details on how to enter are below.

Hospitality are playing Brooklyn Bowl on August 31. It's FREE with RSVP or $5 at the door. The show is right in the middle of a tour that Hospitality is going on with TEEN.

Sonny & the Sunsets contest details are below.

Continue reading "tickets on sale: Os Mutantes, Junip, Perfume Genius, Noveller, Missy Higgins, Those Darlins, Hospitality, Sonny and the Sunsets, Langhorne Slim & more"

photos by Chris La Putt

"Thanks to all who came to terminal 5 tonight! We love you NY!" - Best Coast

Best Coast at Terminal 5 - 7/17/12
Best Coast

"There's something about the summer," Bethany Cosentino sang onstage at Manhattan's cavernous Terminal 5 last night, dressed for a far more dour season in a black tank top and black pants... against a black backdrop depicting the cover of Best Coast's new album, The Only Place. But if the drenching humidity wasn't nudging her into a sunny spirit, the arena-level screeches from the sold-out crowd were putting her in a giddy New York state of mind. "This is so awesome, there are so many of you!" she exclaimed before the SPIN cover stars' encore performance of Fleetwood Mac's "Storms." "Not to get all cheesy, but I remember our first ever show in New York was me and Bobb at the Cake Shop with a drum machine." [SPIN]
Best Coast brought their tour with Those Darlins to NYC last night (7/17) for a show at Terminal 5 with DIIV. Like they've been doing on the rest of the tour, Best Coast played material off both full lengths. You can watch videos of the band playing "Boyfriend," "Crazy For You," and "Up All NIght" at last night's show below.

For DIIV, the Terminal 5 show was one of many local shows the Brooklyn band has been playing this summer. Their next scheduled show (at the moment) is a free River Rocks show with Grimes and Wild Nothing on August 9 at Pier 84.

More pictures and videos from the Terminal 5 show are below...

Continue reading "Best Coast, Those Darlins & DIIV played T5 (pics, videos)"

DIIV at Red 7 (more by Tim Griffin)

In addition to the free River Rocks show with Grimes on August 9, the dates with Best Coast that include Terminal 5 on July 17 (tickets), and the freshly announced 285 Kent show with Cloud Nothings (tickets), DIIV have added yet another NYC show this week.

DIIV play at The Hester (835 6th Ave in Manhattan) at 7PM this Thursday (7/12), just a few short hours before heading to 285 Kent to finish out the evening with Cloud Nothings. The Hester show is free and features free food/drink, but an email to RSVP@HESTERSTREETFAIR.com is required. The flyer for the event and all DIIV dates are below.

Speaking of that Best Coast Terminal 5 show, also on the bill are Those Darlins. The Nashville-based band recently released a new 7" that includes a cover of Rockpile's "Pet You And Hold You" which you can stream below. Do you want a copy of that 7" and a pair of tickets to the T5 show? Head below for details on how to win them both in a prize pack, courtesy of the band!

Details on that contest, the new song stream, DIIV flyer and a list of all DIIV dates are below...

Continue reading "DIIV playing free show before 285 Kent; win tix to their T5 show w/ Best Coast & Those Darlins (plus a Those Darlins 7")"

Old 97's

Too Far To Care was a magical moment for the 97's. Starry-eyed and flush with confidence thanks to our brand-new deal with Elektra, we felt no fear, just giddy excitement. An adventurous producer and a world champion A&R guy shepherded us through the recording process. And when it was all over, we had captured our little bit of lightning in a bottle. I love Too Far To Care and can't wait to play it in its entirety across the USA. - Rhett Miller
It's the 15th anniversary of what is generally regarded as the finest work by Old 97's and, like so many longtime musicians these days, the band are celebrating by dusting off the record and taking it out on tour, playing it front-to-back. One of the tour's stops is in NYC at Webster Hall on October 23 with Salim Nourallah and an opening acoustic set by Old '97s frontman Rhett Miller. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (6/29) at noon with an AmEx presale beginning today (6/27) at noon.

In addition to the tour, Too Far to Care, is getting the deluxe reissue treatment this fall, including its first-ever vinyl pressing. Tour poster, plus all Old 97's tour dates are listed below.

Continue reading "Old 97's playing 'Too Far to Care' on tour (dates)"

by Bill Pearis

Jeff tweet

Get well soon, Jake! This only affects four dates of their tour with Best Coast -- Those Darlins begin as openers starting June 26, which includes the 7/17 show at Terminal 5 -- but it will unfortunately mean JEFF's appearance at Choas in Tejas this is a no-go.

The rest of JEFF's June tour dates are still on, including their June 17 show at Bowery Ballroom (tickets are still available) and June 18 show at Maxwell's (tickets). All unaffected tour dates are below.

In happier news, JEFF the Brotherhood just released their new EP, Hypnotic Knights, which is the first release through their new deal with Warner Brothers (a phrase that still seems a little unbelievable). The four songs are all from the band's third album, similarly titled Hypnotic Nights, which is out in July on Warner Brothers via Jake and Jamin's Infinity Cat label. The fidelity is a little higher (Black Keys' Dan Auerbach produced), but this is still the JEFF we know and love. You can stream the Hypnotic Knights EP below.

Continue reading "JEFF the Brotherhood cancel dates with Best Coast (Jake broke his hand) but other dates still on; new EP out now, album in July"

Best Coast at LPR (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Best Coast

Best Coast have announced a big tour in support of their new LP The Only Place, due on 5/15 via Mexican Summer. Check out the tracklisting/art for The Only Place below.

The tour, part of which is with Jeff The Brotherhood (who recently played Terminal 5), and part of which is with Those Darlins (who recently lost a member), kicks off in LA in May and hits NYC at Terminal 5 on July 17th (with Those Darlins who they also played that Planned Parenthood event with at Le Poisson Rouge). Tickets for the NYC show go on AMEX presale Wednesday (3/7) at noon, and regular sale on Friday.

The NYC stop falls toward the end of fashion mogul Beth Consentino's trek, and is also one of TWO stops they'll make to the NYC area this summer, the first being... supporting Metallica in Atlantic City. All dates are listed below.

Those Darlins dont have a new record but do have a new EP on the way, AND they will join on for a covers LP of the Repo Man soundtrack(!)

If you have ever seen Nikki or Linwood's VHS collections, you know that their copies of Repo Man are well worn. Hell, we are pretty sure that Nikki's not driving might have something to do with Miller's philosophizing.

So, it is very cool that we can now announce that Those Darlins have recorded a cover of the Iggy Pop title track for an upcoming tribute album on American Laundromat Records.

Look for covers by Mike Watt, Matthew Sweet, Black Francis, Weekend and more to round out the rest of the LP, and look for it on 9/8 via American Laundromat.

All tour dates, SXSW included, and the new BC album cover, below...

Continue reading "Best Coast announces new LP & tours with Those Darlins & JEFF the Brotherhood (dates)"

Kelley Anderson w/ Those Darlins @ LPR (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Those Darlins

The band released the following statement today:


As a group, and individually, we are thankful for you, our fans and supporters, for your unwavering support over the years.

With sadness, we must announce that Kelley Anderson has decided to leave "Those Darlins" in order to pursue other musical projects and professional ventures. We will miss Kelley but will follow her with excitement at her new website: KelleyAnderson.org. Kelley promises to keep us updated on the Tenth Anniversary of The Southern Girls Rock and Roll Camp in Murfreesboro this summer. It was Kelley's hard work and dedication to the Southern Girls Rock And Roll Camp that brought us together in the first place.

Those Darlins will continue to move forward with a lot of exciting news in 2012. We will be recording an EP in May with producer Scott Litt (REM, Nirvana, Patti Smith) to be released this year and will resume touring in March.

We've got a lot of new music to share with you and promise to bring you the best recordings and live shows of our careers. We sincerely thank you for the continual love and support you've shown.

Jessi, Nikki, Linwood
Those Darlins' only scheduled dates at the moment are in Europe.

Jens Lekman @ the Green Building in 2010 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Jens Lekman

today in NYC
* Cumbiagra @ Barbes
* The Crooked Trio @ Barbes
* Ollabelle @ Bowery Ballroom
* Rimar, Test House @ Union Pool
* Talib Kweli (DJ) @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Zozo Afrobeat, Edoheart @ Zebulon
* Melvin Seals & JGB @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Natalie Merchant @ Highline Ballroom
* PS I Love You, Suuns @ Mercury Lounge
* Deadmau5, Excision @ Roseland Ballroom
* Mungo's Hi-Fi, MC Soom T @ Dominion
* The Mekons, Chris Mills @ The Bell House
* Twin Shadow, Diamond Rings @ Webster Hall
* Telebossa, Yximalloo @ Issue Project Room
* NOFX, Anti-Flag, Old Man Markley @ Irving Plaza
* Rifle Recoil, Werewitch, Anxieteam @ The Gutter
* The Pietasters, The Skels, Icewagon Flu @ Maxwell's
* Little Gold, Country Mice, Grand Rapids @ Cake Shop
* Robbers On High Street, The Wild Deer @ Mercury Lounge
* Earthride, When The Deadbolt Strikes, Archon @ Acheron
* Jens Lekman, Geoffrey O'Connor @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Deceased, Bitchslicer, Hellcannon, Possessor @ Saint Vitus
* Teenage Angst (Nirvana Tribute) @ Mercury Lounge (free & late)
* Still Flyin', Dinosaur Feathers, Sundress, The Gytters @ Glasslands
* GDFX, Olneyville Soundsystem, Koonda Holaa, Blizzardo @ Death By Audio
* Friends, Dive, Night Manager, Heaven's Gate, Kevinz Gate @ 285 Kent Ave
* Moon Bounce, Love Connection, Conversion Party, Loyal Divide, Last Tide @ Pianos
* Paper Fleet, Borrowed Beams of Light, No Fun, Moonmen On The Moon, Man @ Bruar Falls
* D. Charles Speer, Dustin Wong, Jovontaes, Pygmy Shrews, In Buenos Aires @ Shea Stadium
* Kallathon, Volahn, Arizmenda,The Haunting Presence and Raspberry Bulbs @ the Charleston

Yes, the lineup for tonight's Black Twilight Circle show at The Charleston has changed again, this time swapping out Shataan for Kallathon (who also played on Monday). The crew visited WFMU last night for a live set featuring SEVEN of their bands.

Despite what "This Week in Indie" originally listed, Ladytron is actually Saturday at Terminal 5.

This Week in Indie doesn't have many shows previews for tonight, but note that it does mention tonight's 285 Kent show in the Thursday section.

Friends, who also just announced a Mercury Lounge show with Ganglians (that goes on sale at noon today), plays that 285 Kent show.

Those Darlins got all dressed up and made a new video for "Screws Get Loose". Watch below...

What else?

Continue reading "What's going on Friday?"

photos by Tim Griffin

Drive-By Truckers @ Stubb's
Drive-By Truckers

Last Wednesday, I fell down and cut my hand.
Fifteen stitches in my left palm.
Wish I had a cool story, but I don't.
The movie version would have me getting cut by a bottle of rot-gut whiskey in a bar fight.
No doubt defending the honor of someone or another.
My heroics bookended by a scene of me carrying my hand for reattachment by a disgraced former surgeon in the back of a grimy tattoo shop because lack of insurance would preclude being seen by a real doctor.
I would be brave and not cry or complain.

Hurling would be out of the question.

Ahh, the movie version.

Unfortunately, the truth is kind of tame, lame even.
I was picking my daughter up at first grade, carrying a bottle of water.
I tripped and fell (in front of her entire class).
I fell, shattering the glass which I then duly landed upon, pushing shards up into my hand.
My fucking left hand.
Fifteen stitches in my palm.
No biggie. No cut tendons or damaged muscle. Missed that artery (bled like a stuck pig though).
Hurts like hell, but it won't long and I will be as good as new in a month or less.
Unfortunately, I can't play guitar for a few weeks and we have a tour beginning this week.

In the words of Three Dog Night, "The show must go on".
My friend Kevin told me, as I was bleeding all over the playground, awaiting my ride to the Emergency Room, "You guys have too many guitar players anyway."
Nonetheless, to insure everyone's Premium Rock and Roll Experience, we have recruited our friend Will Johnson, from Centro-matic to fill in on guitar, covering the SG through a Fender Vibro-King parts.
I will be in full front man mode, on other words, it's dancing shoes time.
I always wanted to be Phil Mogg, and for the next couple of weeks...

We only have Will Johnson through New Orleans, then we will have to improvise, but that's one of the things we do best, so STAY TUNED.

So come out to this, hopefully once in a lifetime DBT Show.
We guarantee you a great time and a Premiere Go-Go Extravaganza that you'll be telling your Grandkids about (maybe sooner than later).

Oh and Bob, the 9th is my son's birthday and it's GO TIME.

Long Live Rock and Roll and Country Soul.
Captain Hook
(Patterson Hood)
(or is it Dr. Hook?)

An injured Drive By Truckers played a headlining show at Stubb's in Austin on 9/1 with Will Johnson on guitar and with Will Johnson's band Centro-Matic opening. The New Orleans date has now also passed, but the show goes on and DBT continue their tour on 9/7 in Tuscaloosa AL (a benefit for tornado relief).

The current trek never comes east, but in October DBT play a string of shows with Those Darlins not long after Those Darlins play The Bell House in Brooklyn with The Beets and Brothers. Tickets are still on sale for that show. Centro-Matic play MusicFestNW this coming weekend in Portland.

All dates and more pictures from the Austin show, below...

Continue reading "Drive-By Truckers played Stubb's, Patterson Hood cut his hand, Will Johnson filling in on guitar (pics & more dates)"

photos by Andrew St. Clair


Japanese action comic punks Peelander-Z recently played Warped Tour. The tour included stops at NY's Nassau Coliseum and NJ's Monmouth Park. Pictures from both shows are in this post.

Peelander-Z will return to the Brooklyn stage later this month when they present P-Pop-Party #2 at Death By Audio on August 24 with "Japanese Gypsy Cabaret" group Izumi Goto, Luke and the Cocktails (members of Peelander-Z and Anamanaguchi), Peelander-Z's sister band Peewonder-Z, and possibly a special guest from Planet-Peelander. A couple of weeks later the often-touring band will get back on the road for yet another tour. Their tourmates include The Aggrolites and Those Darlins. All dates are listed below.

In other Peelander-Z news, their greatest hits album Super DX Hitz is out now via Chicken Ranch Records as a CD/DVD combo that includes five karaoke videos. You can order the CD from the Chicken Ranch webstore. Check out a karaoke video for "S.T.E.A.K.", with more pics from Warped Tour and all dates below...

Continue reading "Peelander-Z played Warped Tour, released greatest hits, touring again (pics & dates)"

photos by Ryan Barkan

John McCauley, Jonny Corndawg, Matt Vasquez @ BV-SXSW
Middle Brother

Jonny Corndawg is releasing his album Down on the Bikini Line on August 30. He'll celebrate the release of the album that same day (8/30) at Union Pool. Other bands TBA. John McCauley of Deer Tick provides guitar on the album. Check out the artwork and stream two tracks below.

The Union Pool show is 4 days after Jonny Corndawg plays The Saint in Asbury Park, NJ (8/26) with Jessica Lea Mayfield. Tickets are on sale now. Jessica Lea Mayfield recently contributed a cover of Nirvana's "Lounge Act" to Newermind. Kinda funny that Deer Tick isn't on that album.

Speaking of Deer Tick, friends, lovers and frequent tourmates Those Darlins are currently on an extensive tour that includes some dates this month with Old 97's. Those Darlins will hit NYC on October 14 at The Bell House. Tickets are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

As mentioned, Middle Brother (featuring John McCauley of Deer Tick) are not done yet and will play a rare set at Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island at the end of the month. It is their only scheduled date though. Delta Spirit (whose singer is also in Middle Brother) also play the SOLD OUT fest. Middle Brother, Dawes, Cordawg & Deer Tick played Bowery Ballroom and Music Hall in April, not long after Middle Brother and Deer Tick (and Corndawg) played a set at the Partisan Records/BV day party in Austin that The Old 97's also played. A belated set of pictures from that free show at Barbarella are in this post. More of them below.

Dawes (whose singer and drummer are also in Middle Brother) are currently touring overseas, but will return next week and head out on tour with Alison Krauss & Union Station (featuring Jerry Douglas). That tour hits Beacon Theater on August 2nd (the show is sold out though tickets are still available for the NJ show happening one day later). All dates are listed below.

Deer Tick also has dates coming up including a free show at Pier 54 (8/11) with DOM. More dates below.

Jo Schornikow of the John McCauley approved Shivers plays on Sunday (7/24) at Death by Audio as part of the "Permanent Wave's SOUND WAVE to Benefit the International Women's Health Coalition" at the all ages venue. Amy Klein of Titus Andronicus, Ian O'Neil of Deer Tick's previous band, is on the bill too.

More Middle Brother pics, tours of tour dates and stuff below...

Continue reading "Corndawg, Deer Tick, Dawes, Alison Krauss, Those Darlins & more -- 2011 tour dates & Middle Brother pics too"

photos by Amanda Hatfield

Best Coast @ LPR
Best Coast

Best Coast, two day after opening for the Decemberists at Prospect Park, headlined the early Planned Parenthood benefit show at Le Poisson Rouge last night (6/16). Those Darlins, who also played multiple shows while in town, and who Bethany and Co expressed their love for from stage, opened the West Village show. If you weren't there maybe you streamed it online?

Pictures from the NYC show, including one of Best Coast's setlist, continue below...

Continue reading "Best Coast & Those Darlins played for Planned Parenthood @ Le Poisson Rouge (pics)"

Best Coast @ Prospect Park (more by Jessica Amaya)
Best Coast

The Planned Parenthood benefit at Le Poisson Rouge tonight (6/16) with Best Coast & Those Darlins, which has already raised $15,000, is sold out, but 100 tickets will be sold at the door. Doors are at 6pm, show starts at 7pm. It's an early one. If you can't make it, LPR will also be streaming it online.

Best Coast's new "Gone Again" video below...

Continue reading "Best Coast Planned Parenthood show sold out, but tickets at door & streaming online"

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Natural Child
Natural Child

As Bill pointed out, Natural Child will be in Brooklyn for two shows at Death By Audio (Sunday and Monday), BUT FIRST Natural Child are finishing up some dates with Those Darlins and that includes the Saturday night show at Maxwell's (tickets still on sale).

Those Darlins also play the Big Apple BBQ with Black Joe Lewis on Sunday.

Each of Natural Child's Death By Audio shows, dubbed collectively as "1971 Fest" (named after their new album that was released on 4/20) (yes, 4/20), has a different lineup (as you can see below). Those Darlins are not playing either night, though I'm having some trouble figuring out who Sunday night band "Knockin Boots" is. The link on DbA's site doesn't go anywhere.

Liquor Store, who will hit the road with Natural Child in August, are on the Monday night show. Full lineups and all dates below...

Continue reading "Natural Child playing 2 nights @ DbA, now on tour w/ Those Darlins, touring later w/ Liquor Store (dates)"

Best Coast at Bowery Ballroom (more by Bao Nguyen)
Best Coast

In addition to their date supporting The Decemberists at the now sold-out Prospect Park benefit on June 14th, Best Coast has added a headlining NYC show. The band will team with Those Darlins to play a benefit for Planned Parenthood on June 16th at Le Poisson Rouge. Tickets are on sale for the show which is a almost two months before Best Coast return to the NYC-area to take part in the first-ever "Escape to New York" fest in the Hamptons.

Other fests Best Coast play this summer include B.O.M.B. Fest in CT, the sold out Bonnaroo (well, some VIP tix are still available), the sold-out Sasquatch Festival, Lollapalooza, and Outside Lands.

Those Darlins will also be in NYC in the days surrounding the LPR show. They play a free show at the Big Apple BBQ on June 12 with former tourmates Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears, and a Hoboken show at Maxwell's on 6/11 (tickets). Black Joe Lewis play Maxwell's one day later (tickets).

All Best Coast tour dates and a video of Bethany BC announcing the Planned Parenthood show is below.

Continue reading "Best Coast playing Planned Parenthood benefit w/ Those Darlins (and other dates), Bonnaroo is sold out"

Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears
Black Joe Lewis

Black Joe Lewis himself brings a classic James Brown howl and a raunchy sense of humor to some great talking blues moments, but what makes these guys much more than just a gimmick are the musical skills that underlie everything they do. They just groove. With another year of shows under their belt, white dude band mates Zach Ernst (guitar) and Bill Stevenson (bass) have ratcheted up their swagger enough to share the stage comfortably with their charismatic frontman.-[Hippies Are Dead]
The above review comes from the March 25th date show at Bowery Ballroom, the first of two shows at the venue for tourmates Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears and Those Darlins (they did it again the next night). The pair's trek is still ongoing, terminating soon in Santa Cruz before Black Joe Lewis heads to an appearance at Coachella.

After a couple weeks off, Black Joe Lewis will reemerge in Mississippi at the tail end of April for a few dates before heading out on tour with Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings. Those Darlins will still be going strong with their seemingly neverending tour. Both bands will eventually loop back to the NYC-area to play Maxwell's within a day of each other; Those Darlins play Maxwell's on 6/11 (tickets) and Black Joe Lewis hits Maxwell's on 6/12 (tickets). Neither has a NYC show scheduled at that time, but both have plenty of free days right around then (free summer shows TBA?).

Both Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears and Those Darlins recently dropped some new material. BJL's new and-Jim-Eno-produced LP, Scandalous, as well as the new Those Darlins LP Screws Get Loose, are out now. All dates and a couple of videos, below...

Continue reading "Black Joe Lewis & Those Darlins still on tour, schedule more shows (including gigs @ Maxwell's a day apart)"

Those Darlins at ACL (more by Tim Griffin)
Those Darlins

Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears, who will release their Jim-Eno-produced-LP Scandalous on March 15th, will hit the road for a US tour in late March with Those Darlins, kicking off on 3/22 in Atlanta and closing down shop on the West Coast at the now sold-out Coachella (not to be confused with Bro-chella). Bowery Ballroom gets the look, and twice, as the bands will play the venue on March 25th and 26th. Tickets are still available for both shows (3/25, 3/26).

For Those Darlins, the Black Joe Lewis dates are a cakewalk- the band is currently on tour and have multiple dates from coast to coast before and after those dates well into the spring and including SXSW. All of the dates are in preparation for a pair of releases via the OH WOW DANG label: a new 7-inch due on 2/1 ("Be Your Bro" b/w "Let You Down" -- cover art below) and their second full-length Screws Get Loose due on 3/29.

All Black Joe Lewis and Those Darlins dates, together and separately, are below.

Continue reading "Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears touring w/ Those Darlins (who have some releases coming)"

photos by Tim Griffin

Austin City Limits

""This festival is super-cool," said Strokes singer Julian Casablancas from the stage at Austin City Limits on Friday night. "Lotta stuff." It's true: The festival, now in its ninth year, packs 130 bands onto eight outdoor stages arranged around the 350-acre Zilker Park in Austin, Texas. The lineup is a mix of huge rock acts (the Eagles headline Sunday) and big-name indie bands, plus DJs, country singers and the occasional rapper. With an expected attendance of around 70,000 a day, the festival similar in size, if not in spirit, to Lollapalooza. "Lollapalooza has that city energy. It's like the hot girl you want to take home," one organizer, Lisa Hickey, said. "ACL is more laid-back -- it's like your best friend." And unlike South By Southwest, the music and film showcase that takes over the Texas town every spring, ACL doesn't have much of a music-industry angle -- it's almost strictly for fans.

On Friday night, the packed lineup presented the crowd with a happy problem: Four big-name guitar bands -- Spoon, Sonic Youth, Vampire Weekend, and the Strokes -- all had sets starting within two hours of each other, and seeing each set in its entirety was impossible."
[Rolling Stone]

Of those big four, Tim managed to catch three, and a bit of Vampire Weekend's favorite band Phish from afar. Phish's set included a Velvet Underground and a Talking Heads cover. Full setlist at the end of this post.

Kings Go Forth pictures are HERE. The rest of the pictures from the first day of the 2010 Austin City Limits Music Festival (where Ezra Koenig joined Miike Snow on stage), continue, with a bunch of setlists (including Spoon's which points out that Eleanor Friedberger played a Fiery Furnaces song with Spoon) (video proof too), below...

Continue reading "ACL 2010 Day 1 in pics (Strokes, Phish, Black Keys, Spoon, Beach House, Vampire Weekend & more) "

Those Darlins @ Mercury Lounge in 2009 (more by Tim Griffin)

Those Darlins arrive in town tonight (9/16) for a headlining show at Bowery Ballroom where I'd estimate they go on around 11:00 (after opening sets by their tour-mates The Strange Boys and Gentleman Jesse & His Men). That means they'll probably at least make an attempt to head over to Pianos for the 9pm set by their friend Jonny Corndawg who the Darlins have called "one of the most genuine country singers in Nashville." One listen to some of his lyrics, and you'll probably agree.

For Those Darlins, it's their first of two NYC shows with the second one at Brooklyn Bowl being slightly more tempting due to, as Bill pointed out, the $5.00 price tag. But what if you could go for free? I have a bunch of tickets to giveaway for tonight's show at Bowery Ballroom? Want a pair? Details on how to get them below...

Continue reading "Those Darlins are here (win tix), Corndawg too "

Funstix (Jessi Darlin & Linwood Regensburg)

1/2 of Those Darlins have a side-project they call Funstix and Funstix make up 1/2 of the songs on the new Those Darlins 7", "Nightjogger" ("First new song from Those Darlins since their debut that previews their forthcoming sophomore release."). Order it now. It's in stores on 9/14... which is two days before Those Darlins play Bowery Ballroom in NYC as part of their tour with The Strange Boys & Gentleman Jesse... which was just expanded to include a show at Brooklyn Bowl on September 18th. $5.00 tickets are on sale now for the new Brooklyn show. Alternatively, you can still pick up tickets for the Bowery show which will set you back $13 before charges.

In related news, Those Darlins relative Deer Tick recently expanded a tour with a new Brooklyn date as well, and that is now on sale.

The Strange Boys were here a few Sundays ago when they played the Pool Party at Williamsburg Waterfront with Lee Fields and !!!.

Updated tour dates below...

Continue reading "Those Darlins add Brooklyn show w/ Strange Boys, releasing 7" split w/ Darlins side-project Funstix (updated dates)"

photos by Rachel Carr

Strange Boy...
Strange Boys

The Strange Boys were in LA to play a FYF Fan Appreciation Show on May 8th. They also fit in a warm-up set at a Hollywood Hills house party the night before. They were joined by LA band Woah Hunx (amazingly, no relation to Hunx & His Punx). The bands played in what looks likes someone's living room (with détourned version Renoir's Le Déjeuner des canotiers on display) to a crowd that included a Vivian Girl, Nathan WAVVES and our BV-LA photographer Rachel Carr. Her pictures are in this post.

The Strange Boys will be in Toronto for a slew of NXNE shows - including one with the JEFF/Quintron & Miss Pussycat tour, and three nights in a row at Toronto venue the Silver Dollar. The first of those nights, June 17th, includes a set by the Bitters and a "special guest" who is probably WAVVES (who, like Best Coast, also has a bunch of NXNE shows that are announced).

After that, the Strange Boys straight to Europe for a long string of shows that'll take them through July. In September they join Those Darlins and Gentleman Jesse for a US tour that includes the previously mentioned show at Bowery Ballroom which is still on sale. Woah Hunx stay busy with shows along the West Coast. All tour dates and more pictures from the Hollywood show are below...

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Those Darlins' Nikki @ Mercury Lounge in 2009 (more by Tim Griffin)
Those Darlins

Bad news:
This past weekend [May 15-16], Nikki Darlin of Those Darlins broke both bones in her left forearm after performing Friday [May 14th] at The Nelsonville Music Festival in Ohio.

What happened? Darlins wear cowboy boots. Cowboy boots and country fields can make even the baddest darlin come down hard... and Nikki is bad. She will have surgery later this week and recover throughout June.
[Those Darlins wrote on May 18th]

Nikki is all stitched up and the band plans to go on with its tour dates set for June and beyond (though they were forced to postpone their Australian tour scheduled for May). They held a benefit show on May 22nd which featured a special three-piece+guests version of the Darlins to raise money for her hospital bills (you can donate here).

Their tour dates lined up for the summer are in the South and Midwest - they'll make their way to NYC for a Bowery Ballroom show on Thursday, September 16th (a venue they played in February). Also on the bill are the Strange Boys and Gentleman Jesse. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, June 2nd at noon. All tour dates (including Austin City Limits in October) are below...

In related news, tickets are now on AmEx presale for the Deer Tick show coming up at Webster Hall.

You can watch a recent short documentary on the band, as well as live clips from them at SXSW (playing with Deer Tick), below...

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My Morning Jacket

As previously mentioned, My Morning Jacket landed some opening slots on the current Tom Petty tour including August 24th in NJ (though not MSG). Tickets for the tour are currently on sale (some with no service fee).

My Morning Jacket now has new dates that include Canandaigua, NY (outside Rochester) on August 28th (tickets on sale Friday at noon) and Philly on August 29th. On those headlining dates "the guys will be donating $1 from each ticket to a local charity." All dates and the list of charities are below.

Before those, Jim James will be a part of the Appalachain Voices tour with Ben Sollee and Daniel Martin Moore in July. That includes a July 30th show at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets are on sale Friday.

You can also catch Yim Yames on May 26th performing with John Prine on Letterman. MMJ is among those who contributed to a new Prine tribute album entitled Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine. Justin Vernon of Bon Iver and Gayngs, Deer Tick, Josh Ritter, Conor Oberst, Drive By Truckers, Those Darlins and others have tracks on the CD too.

The full tribute tracklist, a video of J Vernon covering Prine at the Haiti benefit @ MHOW, and all MMJ tour dates, below...

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ACL 2008 (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)

October 8-10, 2010 | Zilker Park, Austin, TX

"The Austin City Limits Music Festival began as a modest, two-day event and now, as it enters it's 9th year, has become a perennial American music experience. Taking place at the heart of Austin, Texas in the legendary Zilker Park, ACL Festival has grown to 3 days, 8 stages and over 130 bands."

Tickets go on sale today. The 2010 ACL lineup is below...

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