Friday, July 27, 2012

Newport Folk Festival or Bust......

Just arrived in Newport, RI for the 2012 Newport Folk Festival Weekend (w/ three nights of Deer Tick & Friends at the Newport Blues Cafe). Going to be an epic weekend...... a few pics I took last year to kick off the festivities....









Wednesday, July 25, 2012

SOTD: "Nowhere Flag" - Whales In Cubicles

Here's the latest from Whales In Cubicles, really like this song. If you want to stream it, you can do so HERE.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

SOTD: "Disarm" - The Mynabirds

Here's the latest from the Mynabirds with some upcoming tour dates listed below....

Catch The Mynabirds On Tour!
* = newly announced dates with Okkervil River

07/25: Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone Cafe
07/26: New Orleans, LA @ Circle Bar
07/27: Houston, TX @ Rudyard's
07/28: Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
07/30: Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
07/31: Los Angeles, CA @ Satellite Club
8/1: San Francisco, CA @ Cafe du Nord
08/03: Seattle, WA @ Barboza
08/04-08/05: Happy Valley, OR – Pickathon
08/07: Boise, ID @ Neurolux
08/08: Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
08/09: Denver, CO @ Hi Dive
08/11: Omaha, NE @ MAHA Music Festival
08/24: Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon *
08/25: Mobile, AL @ Alabama Music Box *
08/27: Charlotte, NC @ Visulite Theatre *
08/28: Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater *
08/29: Baltimore, MD @ Ram's Head *
08/30: Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls *

The Mynabirds - Disarm from Saddle Creek on Vimeo.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

SOTD: "Purple" - California Wives

I received this great song via email last night and can't stop listening to it. Super-catchy. You can also stream & download it HERE. If you like this one, you can also stream another track called "Marianne" HERE. Upcoming tour dates listed below.

California Wives on tour:
9/20 - Portland, ME - Port City Music Hall
9/21 - Boston, MA - Paradise
9/22 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
9/23 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
9/25 - Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theater
9/26 - Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
9/27 - Charlotte, NC - Visulite Theatre
9/28 - Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
9/29 - Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge
10/2 - Louisville, KY - Headliners Music Hall
10/3 - Cincinnati, OH - 20th Century Theatre
10/4 - Indianapolis, IN - Deluxe @ Old National Centre
10/5 - St. Louis, MO - Plush
10/6 - Columbia, MO - The Blue Note
10/9 - Lawrence, KS - The Bottleneck
10/10 - Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom
10/11 - Little Rock, AR - Revolution Music Room
10/12 - Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's Upstairs
10/13 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theatre
10/17 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues
10/18 - Los Angeles, CA - Mayan Theater
10/19 - Santa Cruz, CA - Rio Theatre
10/20 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
*All dates with Stars and Diamond Rings

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Tommy Brull Foundation Presents: Shine A Light Music Festival

If you're in NY (or close by) this Saturday and don't have plans, I recommend hitting up a great event and worthwhile cause. The Tommy Brull Foundation (to benefit Camp Anchor) presents the Shine A Light Music Festival featuring Wormburner, Dean & Britta and The War On Drugs!!!

Sat, July 21, 2012
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
Mulcahy's Pub and Concert Hall
Wantagh, NY
$35 - $40

Some information about the event from the website.....

The Tommy Brull Foundation proudly presents the 2012 SHINE A LIGHT MUSIC FESTIVAL. This show was created to remember and celebrate our brother and friend Tommy. The artists performing represent music that Tommy loved and music that Tommy would love if he heard. Tommy was a huge Luna and Galaxie 500 fan. We are honored to have Dean & Britta (of LUNA and Galaxie 500) perform. His spirit will be felt at this very special night of music. This is a benefit show and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to THE CAMP ANCHOR BUILDING FUND in loving memory of Jamie and Paige Malone and Michael Mulhall. Show starts at 8:00 pm SHARP! VENUE IS LOCATED DIRECTLY AT WANTAGH LONG ISLAND RAILROAD STATION. 30 minute train from penn station with returning trains after show.

Tickets are available HERE, only a limited quantity left.

SOTD: "Beginners" - Slow Club

Here's a recent video from Slow Club. The band has some upcoming tour dates listed below, several with Mumford & Sons.

Upcoming Tour Dates:

* = w/ Mumford & Sons

21 - Laramie, WY - Gryphon Theatre*
22 - Manga, UT - Salt Air Theatre*
25 - Monterey, CA - Monterey County Fairgrounds*
28 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre*
31 - Brooklyn, NY - Glasslands (Headline Show)

Monday, July 16, 2012

SOTD: "Heavy Home" - The Spring Standards

Here's the latest from The Spring Standards. The band has recently released their album yellow//gold which you can purchase on Itunes HERE. Upcoming tour dates are listed below....

The Spring Standards Tour Dates

8/10: Easton, MD @ NightCat
8/11: Wilmington, DE @ World Café Live w/The Spinto Band
8/17: Beaverton, MI @ Stereoterra
8/18: Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Café
9/2: Thomas, WV @ Purple Fiddle
9/14: Cambridge, MA @ T.T. The Bears
9/15: New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
9/20: Washington, DC @ The Red Palace
9/21: Hampton, VA @ Hampton Taphouse
9/22: Hillsborough, NC @ Mystery Brewing Company
9/24: Abbeville, SC @ Abbeville County Career Center’s Community Night
9/25: Atlanta, GA @ Smith’s Olde Bar
9/27: Memphis, TN @ Levitt Shell at Overton Park
9/28: Dallas, TX @ The Prophet Bar – Small Room
9/29: Austin, TX @ Lamberts
10/18:Halifax, Nova Scotia, CAN @ Halifax Pop Explosion

Thursday, July 12, 2012

SOTD: "White Doves" - Young Empires

This is really cool, login to the link HERE through Facebook and you can customize the video below. Look closely but you'll see pictures from your facebook page integrated into the video. Not to mention a pretty good song.

Young Empires will be in Brooklyn tonight at Glasslands and in Philly tomorrow at Kung Fu Necktie, both shows will feature The Suzan as supporting act.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

SOTD: "Knock Knock" - Band of Horses

Here's the first single from Band of Horses' upcoming album, "Mirage Rock"... coming in September!

Monday, July 9, 2012

SOTD: "Man of the Hour" - Pearl Jam

Shifting gears a bit today, I lost a good friend yesterday to a battle with Leukemia so I wanted to put something up in his honor. Mike Colombo was one of the finest people I've had the privilege of knowing, a great father to three young girls, he'll be sorely missed by numerous friends and family. Sad to think that such good people can be taken from us so early, but life doesn't always offer explanations.... we just need to deal with the circumstances as presented to us. The world lost a good one yesterday, he will not be forgotten.

RIP buddy, until we meet again.....

Now the man of the hour is taking his final bow
As the curtain comes down
I feel that this is just goodbye for now

Friday, July 6, 2012

SOTD: "In Currents" - The Early November

This track is from The Early November's upcoming album, In Currents. The album will be released next week on Tuesday, July 10 via Rise Records (Hot Water Music, The Bouncing Souls, Cheap Girls), and is the band's first album in six years. If you like the track below, make sure to head over to Billboard to stream the album for free right HERE.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Childish Gambino - Royalty Mixtape

Childish Gambino released a free mixtape yesterday for download. I downloaded it and listened through last night, some great tracks and guests featured like Rza, Danielle Haim, and BECK!!!

You can grab it HERE.

SOTD: "Back Seat" - Atlas Genius

Here's the latest from Australia-based Atlas Genius, along with some upcoming US tour dates.

Atlas Genius - U.S. Tour Dates
11 - Columbus, OH @ The LC Pavilion, CD101 Summerfest Radio Show
12 - Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe
13 - St. Louis, MO @ Blueberry Hill
17 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Soho Restaurant & Music Club w/Animal Kingdom
22 - Sacramento, CA @ Harlow's Night Club w/Animal Kingdom
23 - San Francisco, CA @ Popscene @ Rickshaw Stop w/Animal Kingdom
25 - Seattle, WA @ Marymoor Park, KNDD The End Summercamp '12 Radio Show
28 - Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom, KNRK Radio Show

Monday, July 2, 2012

SOTD: "Heartbreak Hi" - Avec Sans

This is the first original track from London based duo Alice Fox and Jack St James

They also have a great electronic reworking of Bon Iver's Perth which you can listen to HERE.