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Y La Bamba

Portland's Y La Bamba have a new EP, presciently-titled Oh February, which is out today via Tender Loving Empire. The record was produced by The Decemberists' Chis Funk you can stream the whole thing below. If that's not enough new music for you, YLB also just recorded a Daytrotter session.

The band, whose most recent visit to NYC was last summer, are currently on tour with popular folkies The Lumineers including their two NYC shows at Terminal 5 this weekend (2/1, 2/1). Those shows are sold out but if you're already going do get there early and check out Y La Bamba.

All Y La Bamba tour dates and the EP stream are below.

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by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: Y La Bamba - Bendito (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Y La Bamba - Skwak (MP3)

Y La Bamba

Portland's Y La Bamba are in NYC this week, playing Knitting Factory tonight (8/29, tickets) Mercury Lounge tomorrow (8/30, tickets). Both shows are with Chris Pureka and all upcoming tour dates are listed below.

Fronted by the honey-voiced Luzelena Mendoza (who can belt it out too), Y La Bamba released their third album, Court the Storm, back in March which was produced by Los Lobos' Steve Berlin. (Talk about an on-the-nose!). When they tweak tradition Mexican folk -- like on "Bendito" and the album's title cut -- it is pretty stirring stuff, and there is no debate about Mendoza's powerful pipes. You can download a couple songs from the album at the top of this post and stream the whole thing below.

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MFNW

Here is the initial lineup for Willamette Week's MusicfestNW, scheduled for Sept. 7-11, 2011 in Portland, Oregon, and it's pretty great. The multi-venue fest includes big outdoor performances by Band of Horses (Sunday, Sept. 11), Explosions in the Sky (Saturday, Sept. 10), and Iron & Wine (Friday, Sept. 9), in addition to shows with everyone from Archers of Loaf to Big Freedia to Butthole Surfers to Neurosis. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 3rd. Check out the full list below...

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Kathryn Calder on stage with The New Pornographers (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Kathryn Calder of New Pornographers

Kathryn Calder, possibly best known for her contributions to a certain supergroup that contains her uncle, is currently on the road with Himalayan Bear on the West Coast. The dates are in support of Are You My Mother?, her own album which dropped in August of last year. So far a full slate of dates on the Eastside have yet to be determined, but NYC has a show to call their own: Mercury Lounge on June 14th. Tickets go on AmEx presale at noon on Wed (5/11) and regular sale on Friday. All dates are listed below.

Meanwhile Neko Case is going about to embark on a dueling tour that kicks off on 5/11 in Rhode Island and makes a stop at Bearsville Theatre in Woodstock, NY one day later. If you're confused about the date of the Woodstock show, it might be because it was supposed to happen in February but was postponed due to bad weather. All current dates are listed below, Pitchfork Fest included.

The New Pornographers have upcoming dates at both the previously discussed B.O.M.B. Fest in CT on May 29, and Festival for Humanity in Vernon, NJ on May 30th. The band's video for "Sweet Talk" in support of Oxfam's Gulf relief efforts has been nominated for an Emmy. If you havent seen it, check it out below along with all tour dates.

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