Friday, June 22, 2012

Thursday, June 21, 2012

SOTD: "What Are You Kids On" - Chappo

Chappo is wrapping up their US tour but still has a few dates remaining if you want to check them out. Here's their latest video...

CHAPPO Summer Tour Dates
06/19 || Covington, KY || Madison Theatre**
06/20|| Nashville, TN || Cannery Ballroom**
06/21 || St. Louis, MO || Cicero’s
06/23 || Bowling Green, KY || Tidball's
06/25 || Des Moines, IA || Wooly's
06/26 || Chicago, IL || Subterranean
06/28 || Milwaukee, WI || SUMMERFEST
07/13 || Cincinnati, OH || Bunbury Festival
07/28 || Garrettsville, OH || Nelson Ledges
08/05 || Montreal, QB || Osheaga
08/12 || Chicago, IL || Wicker Park Fest

**= support for of Montreal

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Joss Stone: Live from Highline Ballroom

Tonight at 8pm, you can watch a live stream of Joss Stone's performance at the Highline Ballroom in NYC. Just click on the link HERE and you'll be able to watch as she performs live.

SOTD: "Mucky Weekend" - Dub Pistols feat. Rodney P.

Loving this track from Dub Pistols.... European tour dates listed below and they'll be coming to the US later this year. More info at their site HERE.

Dub Pistols On Tour This Summer!
6/22: Rock Oyster - Cornwall
6/30: Blissfields
7/7: Lounge On The Farm - Kent
7/13: Larmer Tree Festival - Wiltshire, Somerset
7/28: Camp Bestival - Dorset
8/4: V-Dub Festival - Isle Of Wight
8/5: Standon Calling
9/8: Bestival - Ise Of Wight

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

SOTD: "Violet Rays" - Smashing Pumpkins

This is the best sounding thing I've heard from the Smashing Pumpkins in years.... loving this song, off their new release Oceania. You can also stream the song HERE.

Monday, June 18, 2012

SOTD: "Rake Me Over the Coals" - Everest

Here's a new track from Everest, you can also stream & download the song HERE. Their upcoming album Ownerless will be released later this month, you can preorder it at their website HERE.

The band will embark shortly after their album release on tours with Alberta Cross and Neil Young, dates listed below...

Everest Tour Dates
# = Alberta Cross
* = Neil Young with Crazy Horse, Los Lobos
^ = Neil Young with Crazy Horse, Patti Smith

06/17: Bowie, MD @ Prince George's Country Stadium
06/29: Annapolis, MD @ The 'RNR Rockin' River Cruise
07/05: Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
07/06: Columbus, OH @ The Basement #
07/07: Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot, Pike Room #
07/09: Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall #
07/11: Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brendas #
07/12: Washington, DC @ Rock N Roll Hotel #
07/14: Cincinatti, OH @ Sawyer Point Park, Banbury Music Festival #
07/16: Nashville, TN - The High Watt #
07/17: St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway #
07/19: Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge #
07/22: San Diego, CA @ Casbah #
07/24: Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour #
07/25: San Francisco, CA @ The Independent #
07/27: Portland, OR @ Peter's Room #
07/28: Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile #
07/29: Vancouver, CAN @ TBD #
11/10: Seattle, WA @ Key Arena *
11/11: Vancouver, CAN @ Rogers Arena *
11/13: Calgary, CAN @ Scotiabank Saddledome *
11/14: Saskatoon, CAN @ Credit Union Centre *
11/16: Winnipeg, CAN @ MTS Centre *
11/19: Toronto, CAN @ Air Canada Centre *
11/20: Toronto, CAN @ Air Canada Centre
11/23: Montreal, CAN @ Bell Centre ^
11/24: Ottawa, CAN @ Scotiabank Place ^
11/26: Boston, MA @ TD Garden ^
11/27: New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden ^
11/29: Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center ^
11/30: Fairfax, VA @ Patriot Center ^
12/2: Bridgeport, CT @ Webster Bank Arena
12/3: Brooklyn, NY @ Barclay Center/Prudential Center

Friday, June 15, 2012

SOTD: "Too Young" - Tom Williams & The Boat

Really like this tune, if you'd like to find out more about Tom Williams, check out his site HERE.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

SOTD: "Tapes & Money" - Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs have recently released their debut album titled Trouble which you can pick up on Itunes HERE. Additionally, the band has released some upcoming North American tour dates, listed below. If you like the song below, check out another from the album... "American Dream Part II".

7/31 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
8/01 – New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge
8/03 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza
8/04 – Vancouver, BC – Electric Owl
8/05 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
8/06 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
8/08 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
8/09 – Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex
8/10 – Toronto, ON – The Hoxton
8/11 – Montreal, QC – La Sala Rossa

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

SOTD: "Lost Kid" - The Apache Relay

This track is from The Apache Relay's album American Nomad. If you like this one, the album is available in record stores everywhere, on iTunes or on The Apache Relay's website,

The Apache Relay also has several dates coming up throughout North America which you can find listed below. Some of these dates will feature bills with Mumford & Sons, St. Vincent, Dawes, and Young the Giant, among others.

Upcoming Tour Dates
7/5 - Milwaukee,WI @ Summerfest Henry Maier Festival Park
7/6 - Kansas City, MO @ Power and Light District *
7/10 - Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room *
7/12 - Rochester, NY @ Party In The Park *
7/14 - Toronto, CA @ Edgefest
7/16 - New York, NY @ Central Park Summerstage *
7/17 - Wallingford, CT @ The Dome at Oakdale *
7/19 - Buffalo, NY @ Thursdays at the Harbor *
7/20 - Baltimore, MD @ Power Plant Live *
7/22 - New York City, NY @ Mercury Lounge (Headline show)
7/21 - Montauk, NY @ SPIN's annual Surf Lodge Concert Series
7/28 - Newport, RI @ Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park
8/4 - Portland, ME @ Gentleman of the Road Stopover ^
8/11 - Bristol, TN @ Gentleman of the Road Stopover %
8/18 - Dixon, IL @ Gentleman of the Road Stopover #
8/25 - Monterey, CA @ Gentleman of the Road Stopover ~

* with Young the Giant

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

SOTD: "Forever" - Haim

I actually posted this song a couple months ago but Haim just released the official video for "Forever" so I thought I'd re-post this one.

If you haven't downloaded their 3-song EP yet, you should do so at their site HERE. The tracklisting is Better Off, Forever & Go Slow.

Also, Haim will be joining Mumford & Sons, Dawes, Justin Townes Earle, Gogol Bordello and several other bands on the upcoming "Gentlemen of the Road" dates listed below

8/4 - Portland, ME - The Eastern Promenade*
8/11 - Bristol, VA/TN - Off State Street in Downtown Bristol^
8/18 - Dixon, IL - Page Park#
8/25 - Monterey, CA - Monterey County Fairgrounds#

*w/ Mumford & Sons ,St. Vincent, Dawes, The Maccabees, Apache Relay, Simone Felice
^w/ Mumford & Sons, Dawes, JEFF The Brotherhood, The Very Best,
Justin Townes Earle, Apache Relay, Simone Felice
#w/ Mumford & Sons, Gogol Bordello, The Very Best, Grouplove, Two Gallants, Apache Relay

Monday, June 11, 2012

The Head & The Heart Fall 2012 Tour

The Head and the Heart have announced a Fall 2012 tour featuring special guests Blitzen Trapper, Bryan John Appleby and Curtains For You. This will be the last chance to catch them on the road before they enter the studio to record their second album.

Dates are listed below and go on sale Friday June 15th to the general public, however you can access the presale starting tomorrow at their site HERE....

Sat, September 15 Seattle, WA The Paramount Theatre &
Tue, September 18 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory Concert House ^&
Wed, September 19 Missoula, MT Wilma Theatre #
Thu, September 20 Boise, ID Knitting Factory #
Fri, September 21 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot #
Sat, September 22 Fort Collins, CO The Lincoln Center
Sun, September 23 Boulder, CO Boulder Theater ^#
Tue, September 25 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theater ^#
Fri, September 28 Madison, WI Orpheum Theatre ^#
Sat, September 29 Columbia, MO Ninth Street Summerfest #
Sun, September 30 Tulsa, OK Cain's Ballroom ^#
Tue, October 02 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre ^#
Wed, October 03 San Diego, CA Spreckles Theatre ^#
Fri, October 05 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern ^ #
Wed, October 10 Eugene, OR McDonald Theatre ^#

^ special guest Blitzen Trapper
# special guest Bryan John Appleby
& special guest Curtains For You

SOTD: "What Do You Got To Lose" - Jeff LeBlanc

Here's the latest video from Jeff LeBlanc, "What Do You Got To Lose". Jeff will be on tour throughout the northeast in the coming weeks and you can find those dates and more right HERE.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

SOTD: "Younger Us" - Japandroids

Thanks to my buddy Tommy for sending this one my way yesterday.... awesome song. Reminds me of something I'd listen to in the late 90s...

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

SOTD: "Leading Me Now" - Tallest Man On Earth

Shout out to my buddy Wayne who sent me this track yesterday, a new one from the Tallest Man On Earth. Great song, looking forward to getting more into his latest album and will hopefully catch him at Newport Folk Festival this summer.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

SOTD: "Carousels" - Beirut

Changing gears for a moment, this is an older song but a band I absolutely love. If you've never listened to Beirut (or seen them live), do yourself a huge favor and look them up today. They've got a ton of good songs and this is a favorite of mine.