Wednesday, March 31, 2010

SOTD: "Judy and the Alpha Queen" - Brian Bonz & the Dot Hongs

Ray Lamontagne & David Gray Summer Tour

Ray Lamontagne & David Gray announced a co-headlining summer tour today. Dates are below and more information can be found HERE.

Date City Venue
August 15 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
August 17 Boston, MA Bank of America Pavilion
August 19 Wantagh, NY Nikon @ Jones Beach
August 20 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
August 22 Nashville, TN Grand Ole Opry
August 25 Chicago, IL Millennium Park
August 26 Rochester, MI Meadow Brook Theatre
August 29 Council Bluffs, IA Stir Cover @ Harrah’s Council Bluffs
August 30 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
August 31 Santa Fe, NM Santa Fe Opera House
September 1 Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theatre
September 3 Los Vegas, NV The Pearl @ The Palms
September 4 Valley Center, CA Harrahs Rincon
September 5 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl
September 8 Los Angeles, CA The Greek Theatre
September 10 San Francisco, CA The Greek Theatre

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

SOTD: "Head Over Heels" - The Kooks

If you grew up in the 80s like me, chances are you listened to your fair share of Tears For Fears. Here's one of their songs, "Head Over Heels" covered by The Kooks.

New Deer Tick Track

Here's a new track from Deer Tick shot at SXSW this month......

Monday, March 29, 2010

SOTD: "Cool Town Rock" - Holy Hail

NYC Area Concerts week of 3/29

3/29 You Say Party! We Say Die @ Pianos
3/30 The Big Pink, A Place to Bury Strangers @ Webster Hall
3/30 Califone @ The Bell House
3/30 jj @ Knitting Factory
3/31 The 22-20s, Band of Skulls, The Whigs @ Bowry Ballroom
3/31 The xx, jj @ Webster Hall
4/1 The 22-20s, Band of Skulls, The Whigs @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
4/1 Japandroids @ Bowery Ballroom
4/2 Temper Trap @ Webster Hall
4/2-3 Wilco @ The Wellmont Theatre

Thursday, March 25, 2010

SOTD: "Bloodbuzz Ohio" - The National

How about The National's new tune, "Bloodbuzz Ohio"? This is a good one....

DVR Alert: The Black Keys on Letterman May 25th!

DVR Alert..... A little ways out, but The Black Keys will be performing on Letterman May 25th. Maybe they'll play their new track, "Tighten Up", which you can hear on their site HERE.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

SOTD: "Latest Heartbreak" - 22-20s

NY-Z: A Film By Danny Clinch

Danny Clinch continues his amazing work with this film.........

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

SOTD: "Things Will Never Be The Same Again" - JJ

Tegan & Sara/Paramore Tour Dates

Tegan & Sara along with Paramore have announced some upcoming tour dates for the summer & fall. See dates below, more info available HERE.

July 23 /Raleigh Boutique Amphitheatre /Raleigh, NC /April 2
July 24 /Delaware State Fair /Harrington, DE /April 3
July 31 /Merriweather Post Pavilion /Columbia, MD /March 27
Aug 3 /Meadowbrook Pavilion /Gilford, NH /March 27
Aug 4 /Festival Pier / Penn’s Landing /Philadelphia, PA /March 27
Aug 7 /Hershey Park Pavilion /Hershey, PA /March 27
Aug 8 /Darien Lake PAC /Darien Lake, NY /March 27
Aug 10 /Time Warner Cable Amphitheatre /Cleveland, OH /March 27
Aug 12 /PNC Pavilion /Riverbend Music Center /Cincinnati, OH /March 27
Aug 14 /Marcus Amphitheatre /Milwaukee, WI /April 2
Aug 15 /Meadowbrook Music Fair /Rochester Hills, MI /April 2
Aug 18 /Charter One Pavilion /Chicago, IL /April 2
Aug 19 /The Lawn at White River State Park /Indianapolis, IN /March 27
Aug 21 /Nashville Municipal Auditorium /Nashville, TN /March 27
Sep 1 /The Arena / Gwinnett Center /Deluth, GA /April 3
Sep 2 /St. Augustine Amphitheatre /St. Augustine, FL /April 9
Sep 4 /Bayfront Park Amphitheatre /Miami, FL /April 9
Sep 5 /UCF Arena /Orlando, FL /March 27
Sep 7 /Kiefer UNO Lakefront Arena /New Orleans, LA /March 27
Sep 8 /Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion /Woodlands, TX /March 27
Sep 10 /Nokia Theater /Grand Prairie, TX /March 27
Sep 13 /Red Rocks Amphitheatre /Morrison, CO /Apr 24
Sep 15 /Dodge Theater /Phoenix, AZ /March 27
Sep 17 /Theater at HP Pavilion /San Jose, CA /March 27
Sep 18 /Viejas Arena /San Diego, CA /March 27
Sep 19 /Honda Center /Anaheim, CA /March 27

Monday, March 22, 2010

SOTD: "Funeral Singers" - Califone

NYC Area Concerts week of 3/22

3/22 Fruit Bats @ Bowery Ballroom
3/23 David Bazan, Headlights @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
3/23 The Black Lips, Box Elders @ Brooklyn Bowl
3/25 Children Collide @ The Bell House
3/25 Little Dragon @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
3/25 Nada Surf @ Bowery Ballroom
3/26 Miike Snow, Delorean @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
3/26 Holly Miranda @ Bowery Ballroom
3/26 Nada Surf @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
3/26 Spoon, Deerhunter, Strange Boys @ Radio City Music Hall
3/27 Little Dragon @ Mercury Lounge
3/27 Love is All @ Maxwell's
3/27 Miike Snow @ Webster Hall
3/27 Shearwater w/ Wye Oak @ Bowery Ballroom
3/28 The Big Pink, A Place To Bury Strangers @ Maxwell's
3/28 Miike Snow @ Bowery Ballroom

Thursday, March 18, 2010

SOTD: "One Day" - Kings Go Forth

Can't find a lot of info about these guys but great tip from my buddy Benson......... check this out!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

SOTD: "Animal" - Neon Trees

The Antlers: Tiny Desk Session

Here's some cool video of The Antlers performing at NPR's Tiny Desk Sessions.....

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

SOTD: "Kids Aflame" - Arms

Kings of Leon Summer Tour

Kings of Leon have announced a 2010 summer tour, dates and venues below:

5 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Event Center
6 Saratoga, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
8 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavillion at Montage Stage

9 San Diego, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
10 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Wireless Pavilion
12 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
14 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
17 George, WA The Gorge Amphitheatre
19 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
20 Denver, CO Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
23 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
24 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
26 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
28 Toronto, ONT Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
30 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
31 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Center

3 Hartford, CT Comcast Theatre
5 Camden, NJ Susquehana Bank Amphitheatre
7 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live

3 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center
4 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
7 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion
8 Hershey, PA Hershey Park Stadium & Star Pavilion
10 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
11 Virginia Beach, VA Virginia Beach Amphitheatre
13 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at
Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
17 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
18 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre
20 Birmingham, AL Verizon Wireless Music Center
22 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
23 Dallas, TX

Monday, March 15, 2010

SOTD: "Solid Gold" - The Golden Filter

NYC Area Concerts week of 3/15

3/15 Hockey, The Constellations, The Postelles @ Bowery Ballroom
3/17 Black Gold @ The Highline Ballroom
3/17 Hurricane Bells, Falcon, Scout @ Union Hall
3/17 VV Brown @ Hiro Ballroom
3/18 Amos Lee, Cary Ann @ The Bell Housel
3/18 Joanna Newsom @ Town Hall
3/19 AIR, AM @ Terminal 5
3/19 Jolie Holland @ 92Y Tribeca
3/19 Port O'Brien @ Highline Ballroom
3/21 The Black Lips @ Maxwell's

Friday, March 12, 2010

SOTD: "Excuses" - The Morning Benders


Got this email last night, sounds awesome, can't wait to hear the material......

"MG&V stands for McCauley, Goldsmith, and Vasquez...More specifically, John McCauley - frontman of Deer Tick, Taylor Goldsmith - frontman of Dawes and Matt Vasquez - frontman of Delta Spirit.

Notoriously adverse to sitting still, John McCauley felt the urge to write and record during some of Deer Tick's recent downtime. Deer Tick chose Dawes to support a leg of their summer 2009 tour, during which McCauley and Goldsmith developed an affinity for each other's songwriting. McCauley decided that Nashville would be the perfect location to write some new songs, and invited Goldsmith to join him. As the project began to take shape, McCauley and Goldsmith decided Matt Vasquez was the man to complete their vision for the project. A few days after tape started rolling, Vasquez arrived in Nashville - never having met McCauley. The three songwriters immediately bonded and proceeded to make a timeless masterpiece. Dawes drummer Griffin Goldsmith also joined the group to contribute percussion.

MG&V will make their world debut at the Coda Agency SXSW Showcase at the Ale House on Friday, March 19th at 1 AM. "

Thursday, March 11, 2010

SOTD: "Let Me Take You Out" - Class Actress

Pearl Jam US Tour

Pearl Jam has announced dates for an upcoming US Tour. Also announced are a couple awesome openers....... Band of Horses will open all shows except for May 20th, which will feature the Black Keys. Wow!

The Schedule:

May 3rd Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
May 4th St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
May 6th Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
May 7th Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Ctr.
May 9th Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
May 10th Buffalo, NY HSBC Arena
May 13th Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
May 15th Hartford, CT XL Center
May 17th Boston, MA TD Garden
May 18th TBD TBD TBD
May 20th New York, NY Madison Square Garden
May 21st New York, NY Madison Square Garden

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

SOTD: "William" - Love Like Fire

Great song, love the video too......

Minus The Bear Spring Tour

Minus The Bear just announced an extensive Spring tour across the United States. Dates are below and you can get more info at their site HERE.

March 18 Filter Showcase @ Cedar St Courtyard (3:30pm) Austin, TX
March 19 Relix Magazine Party @ Antones (3:20pm) Austin, TX
March 19 Musebox @ Rusty Spur (1am) Austin, TX
March 20 Stubbs (9pm) Austin, TX
March 20 Dangerbird Records @ Mellow Johnny’s (11:20pm) Austin, TX
April 19 Knitting Factory Concert House Spokane, WA
April 20 The Railyard Billings, MT
April 22 Slowdown Omaha, NE
April 23 Sandstone Amphitheatre Bonner Springs, KS
April 25 St. Andrew’s Hall Detroit, MI
April 26 Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH
April 28 Madison Theater Covington, KY
April 29 Town Ballroom Buffalo, NY
April 30 Webster Theatre Hartford, CT
May 2 Bamboozle Festival E. Rutherford, NJ
May 5 Wilbur Theatre Boston, MA
May 6 Trocadero Philadelphia, PA
May 7 9:30 Club Washington, DC
May 8 The National Richmond, VA
May 9 The Fillmore Charlotte Charlotte, NC
May 10 Variety Playhouse Atlanta, GA
May 11 Revolution Ft. Lauderdale, FL
May 12 The Ritz Tampa, FL
May 14 House Of Blues Houston, TX
May 15 Granada Dallas, TX
May 16 La Zona Rosa Austin, TX
May 18 Sunshine Theatre Albuquerque, NM
May 19 House Of Blues Las Vegas, NV
May 20 Mayan Theatre Los Angeles, CA
May 21 Glass House Pomona, CA
May 22 SOMA San Diego, CA
May 23 Marquee Theater Tempe, AZ
May 26 Regency Ballroom San Francisco, CA
May 27 Knitting Factory Reno, NV
May 28 Roseland Theatre Portland, OR
May 29 Sasquatch Music Festival George, WA

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

SOTD: " I Woke Up Today" - Port O'Brien

White Stripes: Under Great White Northern Lights Stream

Head over to NPR to listen to the new White Stripes album "Under Great White Northern Lights". You can check out the stream HERE.

Monday, March 8, 2010

SOTD: " '81" - Joanna Newsom

NYC Area Concerts week of 3/8

3/8-9 Alice in Chains @ Terminal 5
3/10-11 Magnetic Fields @ Town Hall
3/11 Foreign Born, Free Energy @ Mercury Lounge
3/12 Foreign Born, Free Energy @ Knitting Factory
3/12 Woods, Real Estate, Bitters @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Friday, March 5, 2010

SOTD: "Molly's Vertigo" - Acrylics

Ryan Montbleau @ Paste Studios

HERE's a great video of Ryan Montbleau performing "My Best Guess" at the Paste studios.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

SOTD: "It Doesn't Have To Be Beautiful" - Slow Club

Gogol Party TONIGHT in NYC

For my NYC people, got this message from Gogol Bordello (should be a sick party)......


back from AMERICA LATINA to shake up the hood!
This Thurs, 11:30 pm
Bowery electric (327 Bowery and 2nd Street)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

SOTD: "Bottom of the Bottle" - Brown Bird

Broken Bells Stream

Check out the stream HERE of the new Broken Bells album (Danger Mouse & James Mercer of the Shins), this is good stuff.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

SOTD: "Song Away" - Hockey

Mumford & Sons: US Tour Dates

British band Mumford & Sons have released some new US Tour Dates. Additional info can be found at their site HERE.

Tour dates for MUMFORD & SONS:

May 14 - Cambridge, MA - Middle East Downstairs
May 16 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore at TLA
May 18 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
May 20 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
May 21 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom
May 22 - Columbus, OH - Wexner Center
May 24 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
May 25 - Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theatre
May 29 - George, WA - Sasquatch Music Festival
May 30 - Vancouver, BC - 560 Club
May 31 - Portland, OR - Aladdin Theatre
June 3 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
June 4 - Los Angeles, CA - Henry Fonda Theatre
June 7 - Phoenix, AZ - Rhythm Room
June 9 - Austin, TX - Antone's
June 10 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues
June 12 - Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo Music Festival
June 14 - Bloomington, IN - The Bluebird
June 15 - St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway
June 16 - Kansas City, MO - Record Bar

Deer Tick - Austin City Limits 2009

Click HERE to see a cool video of Deer Tick's set at Austin City Limits from last October.

Setlist includes:

Little White Lies
Houston, TX
Smith Hill
The Dance of Love
Hope Is Big
Straight into a Storm
Art Isn't Real (City of Sin)
La Bamba

Monday, March 1, 2010

SOTD: "Early Warnings" - Foreign Born

NYC Area Concerts week of 3/1

3/1 Shout Out Louds, Freelance Whales @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
3/2 Little Boots, Dave P @ Highline Ballroom
3/2 Rogue Wave @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
3/3 Akron/Family, Warpaint @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
3/3 Rogue Wave @ Bowery Ballroom
3/5 Justin Townes Earle, Joe Pug @ Bowery Ballroom
3/5 Muse, Silversun Pickups @ Madison Square Garden
3/6 Sondre Lerche @ Maxwells
3/6 RJD2, Break Science, Happy Chichester @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
3/6 Titus Andronicus @ Bowery Ballroom
3/6 RJD2, Break Science, Happy Chichester @ Highline Ballroom