Tags: Florence + The Machine
Florence + The Machine have recently been on tour in support of their newest record, Ceremonials. Blood Orange has been providing the opening support. Most of these dates sold out extremely fast. Today is was announced that Flo will be returning in the fall to the US for the third time in 2012, performing another string of shows across the country.
She plays 13 dates beginning in Mansfield, MA on September 14th and finishing up in Alburquerque, NM on October 10th. Support on the tour will come from The Maccabees with The Weeknd joining as main support for some shows.
The dates and details are: Read more
The energetic and dynamic instrumental trio Battles are back, not that they really went anywhere. They had a new remix album Dross Glop released in April. They are hitting the road again in North America soon. You can listen to our interview with guitarist/keyboardist Ian Williams from last fall here.
Battles 2012 Summer Tour Dates
6/2 – Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
6/3 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
6/4 – Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
6/5 – Columbus, OH @ Outland Live
6/6 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
6/7 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
6/9 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo
6/10 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
6/11 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
6/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
6/23 – Denver, CO @ Westword Music Showcase
Photos via stevenhle.tumblr.com, Review by special guest correspondent Angeleeta Sosnowski
Looking through my list of most anticipated shows in the first half of the year, I placed a large star next to the sold out Florence and the Machine event that kicked of May at the Palladium Ballroom in Dallas. The show sold out so quickly, many of my seasoned concert crew wasn’t able to get tickets. Flo is that hot right now, touring to support her sophomore album Ceremonials. Unfortunately we weren’t able to catch much of one of our favorite new artists, the opening support act Blood Orange. The video we did manage to get of him is listed below.
The crowd was Read more
Tags: Tenacious D
We first told you at the end of February that the comedy musical duo of Tenacious D were set to release their new record, Rize of the Fenix, on May 15th. We also shared their first music video from it, “To Be The Best”. They have released another one, “Rize of the Fenix”. You can watch it below, and find tour dates.
Tenacious D 2012 Tour Dates Read more
Today, Passion Pit released the first single from their highly anticipated album Gossamer. “Take A Walk,” the opening track from the 12-song LP to be released on July 24th on Columbia Records, is streaming now at: http://takeawalk.
Acclaimed for their unabashedly danceable live performances, Passion Pit is Read more
Tags: The Lumineers
Denver-based band The Lumineers plays live tonight on TBS’ Conan. The band will be performing their popular single “Ho Hey” from their recently released self-titled debut album. The performance is the band’s second late-night television appearance following an appearance on The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson.
Since then, the band sold out Read more
Tags: Joel Plaskett
Review by special guest correspondent Nathan Atnikov
From sea shanties to pop songs, from blues rock to straight up guitar wanking—Joel Plaskett really can do it all. His albums have run the gamut and his live show does the same with ease. In Calgary’s Mac Hall, he even threw in a lip sync version of his own ‘Fashionable People’, albeit the version he did for the CBC children’s show Mamma Yamma. It was a particularly special show for Plaskett, who celebrated his 37th birthday with the Calgary faithful, all of whom disregarded the nearby Coldplay show for their chance to spend an evening with the birthday boy.
Photo Credit: http://acidica.blogspot.com/
Plaskett played a well-rounded show, with tunes from most of his albums sprinkled throughout the evening, including fan favourites ‘Love This Town’, ‘Through and Through and Through’ and ‘Come On, Teacher’. Surprisingly, though, the show’s best moments all came from his new album Scrappy Happiness. ‘You’re Mine’, ‘Lightning Bolt’ and especially ‘North Star’ proved not only what a great rock guitarist Plaskett is, but how powerful his three-piece Emergency band can be. Add to that dancing monkeys, a birthday cake, and Plaskett repeatedly referring to his band as the “Joel Plastic Energy Band”, and the night couldn’t have gone much better. As fans streamed out of the venue, nobody was wondering how the Coldplay show was.
Tags: Beastie Boys
Back in the day, when this place was crawling with forums and chats about random acts of music, we used to poll ourselves. Which album not only set the artist atop of the industry, but stapled them in as musical gods.
This week, we take on the Beasties
Vote on all of our Sunday’s Best
Hailing from the greater Athens-Atlanta-Asheville area, Reptar has been playing music ever since recorded history, but playing shows as Reptar since December 2008. Since then, the fast rising fabulous four has created quite a sensation around the Southeast. It all started with their debut 7″ recorded with producer Ben Allen. Reptar likes to first and foremost make people dance, and have been likened to The Talking Heads, Animal Collective, Prince, Marky Mark, Lake, Air, and the Jackson 5. More recent comparisons would be to bands like Oberhofer, The Chain Gang Of 1974, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr, and Portugal.The Man.
They have played Lollapalooza, ACL, and SXSW, and also toured with both Phantogram and Foster The People. Their debut full-length album, Body Faucet, was just released May 1st via Vagrant. It was the follow up to the group’s debut EP Oblangle Fizz Y’all. We caught up with the guys again, for our 2nd interview with them, back in February right before SXSW. They were once again touring, and we got to chat about the new record, some of their band recommendations, having their music used in commercials, and we ended by playing a game of Worse Case Scenario. Listen to the entire interview Read more
Photo by Dylan Hollingsworth
Not many artists are able to switch their styles very successfully. It’s especially difficult at the early stages, just as their careers are about to take off. North Texas talent Sarah Jaffe recently took a gamble by trying this, and the risk paid off well. Already a well respected and talented up and coming artist gaining attention, she is now primed to break out any minute as the next St. Vincent. Hopefully you didn’t overlook this record, released the same week as Jack White’s Blunderbuss. Just so you don’t sleep on it, here is her newest music video and first single from the new The Body Wins, “Glorified High”, which debuted on MTV. Directed by David Lowery and Toby Halbrooks, it features an impressive appearance by 11 yr old dancer Emily Hoffman. Mikey Trasoras is credited for creating this hip-hop choreography.
She also just posted 2 new songs online. She said on Facebook that she just wanted to let her fans hear a Bside that never made it. They are also posted below.