Goodbye June @TheSmilingMoose Feb 12

Goodbye June will be coming through Pittsburgh playing at The Smiling Moose on Feb 12th. GBJ is a Nashville based rock band made up of three cousins.  These guys have landed a major label deal w Interscope Records (and EP was released this past fall, new music is coming soon and a full length later this year)   The band hails from Nashville and their sound is something along the lines of Cage the Elephant meets ZZ Top, meets CCR meets Shinedown.
Growing up scattered throughout the South and Midwest, cousins Landon Milbourn,
Brandon Qualkenbush, and Tyler Baker had longtime plans of forming a band. Then in June 2005, Baker’s brother was tragically killed in a car accident while home on military leave. “It wasn’t until after Shane passed away that we decided to finally make this happen, and to focus on writing music that felt really meaningful to us,” notes Qualkenbush. Having chosen a name to mark the month of Shane’s death, Goodbye June soon forged a heavy, soulful sound that fused Milbourn’s ferocious vocals with Qualkenbush and Baker’s brilliantly gritty guitar work.
In 2012, Goodbye June inked a deal with Nashville-based record label Cotton Valley Music, which eventually paved the way for their signing to Interscope Records in early 2016.
Goodbye June are now making their debut with the Danger In The Morning EP (Cotton Valley Music/Interscope Records), created in the thriving rock scene of their adopted hometown of Nashville, TN. The band worked closely with producer Paul Moak (The Weeks, Joy Williams of Civil Wars) to carve out a selection of songs that reveal both their frenetic energy and dynamic musicality.
Since their start, playing live has been essential to the lifeblood of the band. With recent performances including dates with ZZ Top, Forecastle Festival, Live on the Green, Louder Than Life Festival, and a European swing, the band delivers a show that Milbourn describes as “sweaty and dirty, with hair flying everywhere and tambourines getting broken and me falling down every once in a while.”
th_6743302dfba9c80b3a4605e299b318d9_1472575924goodbyejune_albumartcopyNow at work on a full-length debut to be released in 2017, Goodbye June is focused on channeling that raw energy into their studio output. “There’s definitely a structure to the madness with this band,” Qualkenbush points out. “We want to give people the kind of rock-and-roll experience that’s a little harder to come by these days-and hopefully they’ll come away with something that has real meaning.

goodbyejune.com

Amy Rigby Pittsburgh show and ‘Diary of a Mod Housewife’ vinyl reissue

Pittsburgh native Amy Rigby’s Diary of a Mod Housewifeis a modern classic. It has never been available on vinyl. This will change Nov 18th when this wonderful album finally gets the vinyl release it deserves. Here’s what the press has said about it:

“..masterful. Funny and enticing, she is up there with the likes of Paul Simon and Randy Newman.”  – New York Times

 “Rigby’s solo debut remains a classic.”  – Chicago Tribune

 “An impressive debut. A-“ – Entertainment Weekly

 “Concept album of the year. A” – Robert Christgau

 “There are no maybes about Mod—this is a wonderful album” – People Magazine

 “As liberating as the first Pretenders album” –  Salon

 “…one of rock’s most distinctive and consistently excellent songwriters.” – Washington Post

 “…an instant classic” – UNCUT

 

image003Amy Rigby established herself as a solo artist in 1996 with debut album Diary Of A Mod Housewife, but had already been writing and performing her honest, intelligent and instantly-memorable songs for years as a member of early NYC alt-country band Last Roundup and girl group the Shams. Over the last two decades she has toured the US, UK and Europe and released four more acclaimed solo albums, as well as three duo records with her husband Wreckless Eric. Nov 18th, Diary Of A Mod Housewife will be released on vinyl for the first time and Amy is touring to revisit the classics and play new songs from her upcoming solo album due out next year. Here are the dates:

 

Sat 22 Oct 2016 Hudson, NY at Spotty Dog

Sun 23 Oct 2016 Cambridge, MA at Atwood’s Tavern 4pm

Wed 26 Oct 2016, Rochester NY at Abilene Bar & Lounge

Thu 27 Oct 2016 Cleveland, OH at Beachland Tavern

Fri 28 Oct 2016 Champaign, IL at A Sandwich Life House Concert

Sun 30 Oct 2016, Chicago, IL  at Reckless Records In-store 4pm

Sun 30 Oct 2016 – Rockford, IL  at Mary’s Place 8pm

Tue 01 Nov 2016Pittsburgh, PA  at Club Café

Thu 03 -06 Nov 2016Harbor Springs, MI at Springfed Arts Lambs Retreat

Wed 16 Nov 2016New York, NY at The HiFi Bar

Thu 17 Nov 2016 – New York, NY at The HiFi Bar

Sat 19 Nov 2016Media, PA at Concerts @ Sixth St.

Sun 20 Nov 2016 – Vienna, VA at Jammin’ Java

Thu 01 Dec 2016 – Glasgow, UK  at Admiral Bar

Sun 04 Dec 2016 – Hull, UK at Furley & Co

Sun 11 Dec 2016 – London, UK at Come Down & Meet the Folks 7pm

Tue 13 Dec 2016 – Brighton, UK at Prince Albert

Wed 14 Dec 2016 – Leicester, UK at The Musician

Here is a track from Diary of a Mod Housewife plus a live performance:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sN-T8eXl_Cw

 

https://amyrigby.bandcamp.com

 

http://www.nyctaper.com/2015/07/amy-rigby-may-28-2015-hifi-bar-flacmp3streaming/

Detroit Noise Rock Eccentrics Kick Off Tour With Lord Dying/ Live @SmilingMoose 8/30

Detroit noise rock eccentrics/perpetual road demons CHILD BITE are set to ravage US streets again, this time supporting Lord Dying. The massive thirty-six date journey will commence tonight and run through September 29th. Additional support will be provided by Black Fast and Joel Grind!
CHILD BITEw/ Lord Dying, Black Fast, Joel Grind:
8/19/2016 The Panic Room – Portland, OR
8/20/2016 Highline – Seattle, WA
8/21/2016 The Pin – Spokane, WA
8/22/2016 The Shredder – Boise, ID
8/23/2016 Metro Bar – Salt Lake City, UT
8/24/2016 The Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
8/25/2016 Lookout Lounge – Omaha, NE
8/27/2016 El Club – Detroit, MI
8/28/2016 The Foundry – Lakewood, OH
8/30/2016 The Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA
8/31/2016 Bugjar – Rochester, NY
9/01/2016 Trickshots – Albany, NY
9/02/2016 Great Scott – Boston, MA
9/03/2016 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
9/04/2016 The Pinch – Washington DC
9/05/2016 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
9/06/2016 Riffhouse Pub – Chesapeake, VA
9/07/2016 The Pour House – Raleigh, NC
9/08/2016 New Brookland Tavern – Columbia, SC
9/09/2016 The Haven – Orlando, FL
9/10/2016 Crowbar – Tampa, FL
9/11/2016 Churchill – Miami, FL
9/12/2016 1904 – Jacksonville, FL
9/13/2016 The Masquerade  – Atlanta, GA
9/15/2016 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
9/16/2016 Walters – Houston, TX
9/17/2016 Dirty Dog Bar – Austin, TX
9/18/2016 Tomcats West – Fort Worth, TX
9/20/2016 Depot Obar Live – Lubbock, TX
9/22/2016 Pub Rock – Scottsdale, AZ
9/23/2016 White Oak Music – Los Angeles, CA
9/25/2016 The Dive Bar – Las Vegas, NV
9/27/2016 The DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
9/28/2016 Old Nick’s Pub – Eugene, OR
9/29/2016 3rd Street Pub – Bend, OR
CHILD BITE continues to astound ears with the apocalyptic sounds of Negative Noise, out now on Housecore Records. The wild, forty-seven-minute ride was produced by label head Philip H. Anselmo, mastered by Scott Hull (Pig Destroyer), and is where the Venn diagram of Black Flag, Voivod, and The Jesus Lizard truly overlaps.
The Sludgelord notes, “CHILD BITE creates an idiosyncratic racket, a chaotic collision of off-kilter punk, the weirder end of ’80s hardcore and rumbling post-punk. Negative Noise is an invigorating blast of dissonance, a blend of familiar influences twisted into their warped vision. Shawn Knight’s hyperactive drawl makes a compelling foil to the band’s manic yet inventive playing, as his Jello Biafra via Mike Watt drawl varies in intensity to match the song’s twists and turns.” New Noise Magazine calls CHILD BITE‘s Negative Noise, “…an adventurous slice of loud rock…They have the aggressive force of hardcore, but it’s filtered through grimy noise rock…Negative Noise showcases a band firing on all cylinders.” Brave Words observes, “The danger with this sort of artsy punk is that it can skirt a line between really interesting and creative and just really annoying and grating, really fast. Most bands who do this sort of thing end up being in the latter category, but CHILD BITE stay listenable, thanks to a ton of interesting and cool guitar work (check out ‘Video Blood’) and an ability to keep things toe-tapping and relatively rockin’, even if it’s rarely with a straight beat and is certainly never with an expected twist or turn,” adding, “References within the sphere of metal are hard to come by, but imagine if the first Mr. Bungle album wasn’t annoying circus music, and then remember that this band once did a 5″ record of Anal Cunt covers with Phil Anselmo on vocals, and you’re getting there.” Punk News concurs, “This is for the open minded punk, headbanger or weirdo. If you like your music a little on the ugly side, you owe it to yourself to check them out. (Especially if you get a chance to see them live.) Negative Noise can be a hard record to love, but ultimately it’s worth the effort.” No Clean Singing notes, ” Negative Noise possesses a brilliance and individuality all its own and is a refreshing breath of fetid air in an era saturated with a d-beat-only approach to punk and hardcore,” while KNAC hails, “…an all-over-the-place shitstorm of punk/hardcore, metal, noise/post rock, prog and even surf music in Brandon Sczomak’s shrill guitar jangle…it sounds sorta like someone stuffed Mr. Bungle/Fantomas, Voivod, old Clutch (especially in Shawn Knight’s husky baritone and seemingly extemporaneous delivery), Black Flag and The Jesus Lizard into a blender, pushed ‘grind’ and then forget to turn it off.”
Get weird with Negative Noise available at the Housecore Store HERE.

THE DEAD DEADS SET FOR SUMMER TOUR WITH BUSH AND CHEVELLE

The Dead Deads are about to head out on tour supporting Bush and Chevelle and will be rolling into Pittsburgh at Stage AE on the 29th.

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO FOR “SYMPATHY SEX” HERE
bit.ly/tddSySe

(New York, NY) Nashville-based hard-rockers The Dead Deads are heading out this summer touring with rock legends Bush and Chevelle. With dates on the East Coast and parts of the Midwest, the band is hitting the road in support of the upcoming album For Your Obliteration, out August 26th.

With influences ranging from legends like Nirvana and Black Sabbath to underground heroes like Mutemath and Savages, The Dead Deads are out to reinvent rock ‘n’ roll for a new generation of live music fanatics. The upcoming album (produced by Page Hamilton of Helmet), features the lead track “Sympathy Sex” which was released a few days ago – check video here.

2016 has already been a banner year for the band as they’ve continued to build a name for themselves in their hometown of Nashville and throughout the country. Having already performed with the likes of Motorhead, Slayer, Seether and Halestorm, The Dead Deads are swinging fists and ready to knock down anyone standing in the way.

See below for a full list of tour dates with Bush and Chevelle. For Your Obliteration is out August 26th which will be followed by another run of dates in support of the release.

TOUR DATES

July 23rd ‐ PNC Pavilion ‐ Cincinnati, OH
July 24th ‐ Freedom Hill Amphitheatre ‐ Sterling Heights, MI
July 26th ‐ Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn ‐ Indianapolis, IN
July 27th ‐ Express Live! ‐ Columbus, OH
July 29th ‐ Stage AE ‐ Pittsburgh, PA
July 31st ‐ Orbit Room ‐ Grand Rapids, MI *
August 2nd ‐ The Rapids Theatre ‐ Niagara Falls, NY *
August 3rd ‐ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion ‐ Boston, MA
August 5th ‐ Stone Pony Summer Stage ‐ Asbury Park, NJ
August 6th ‐ Webster Hall ‐ New York, NY *
August 7th ‐ The Fillmore ‐ Philadelphia, PA *
August 9th ‐ Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre ‐ Charlotte, NC
August 11th ‐ ArtsQuest Musikfest ‐ Bethlehem, PA
August 10th ‐ The National ‐ Richmond, VA *
August 13th ‐ Maine State Pier ‐ Portland, ME
August 14th ‐ Pier Six Pavilion ‐ Baltimore, MD
* Bush and The Dead Deads only

SKATERS Announce Spring Headline Tour/Altar Bar PGH 4/2

New York City’s very own SKATERS have announced that they will hit the road for a spring headlining tour presented by FILTER in support of their debut albumManhattan, which will be released by Warner Bros. Records on February 25th. Following appearances at SXSW 2014, the tour will begin in Santa Ana, Calif., on March 18th and finishes up in Philadelphia on April 4th. Please see below for all dates.

 

Before the U.S. tour begins, SKATERS will celebrate the release of Manhattan with a hometown album party show at The Bowery Ballroom the night before album street date on February 24th.They will then leave for the U.K., where they have amassed a loyal following, for a string of shows.

 

The digital version of Manhattan is currently available for preorder on iTunes. Upon purchase, fans instantly receive the first single, “Deadbolt.” Those who preorder the album will also receive an exclusive bonus track, “Played Out,” on release date. Click here to order.

 

Manhattan is already attracting glowing headline in advance of its release:

 

“Hubbard provides layered guitar chords that are more waves of sound than riffs, adding to the feeling of isolation. Meanwhile, Cummings’ detached voice adds another element of frost, further referencing the band’s post-punk influences.” –RollingStone.Com

“The mod-rockers combine The Strokes ragged melodies, hints of 2tone’s checkerboard tempo swings and Britpop’s hooligan smirk, plus new Wave’s baritone strut and hardcore ‘s sprint; the result reverberates with unbridled energy.” – Electronic Musician Magazine

“A band with the garage revivalist instincts and lo-fi cool to finally bring guitars back into fashion.” —NME (UK)

SKATERS have recently shot a video for the song “Miss Teen Massachusetts.” Click here to view and post.

 

 

SKATERS upcoming tour dates are as follows:

 

2/25      New York, NY             Bowery Ballroom (Album Release Party)

 

U.K. Tour:

 

2/27      Bristol                          The Exchange

2/28      Birmingham                   Hare & Hounds

3/01      Leeds                          Cockpit 2

3/02      Nottingham                   The Bodega

3/03      Glasgow                       King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut

3/04      Manchester                  The Deaf Institute

3/04      London                         Dingwalls

3/06      Southampton                Joiners

 

U.S. Tour:

 

3/18      Santa Ana, CA             Constellation Room

3/19      Los Angeles, CA           Satellite

3/20      San Francisco, CA        Bottom of the Hill

3/21      Portland, OR                Mississippi Studios

3/22      Seattle, WA                Tractor Tavern

3/25      Denver, CO                 Larimer Lounge

3/26      Kansas City, MO           Czar Bar

3/27      Minneapolis, MN           7th Street Entry

3/28      Chicago, IL                  Bottom Lounge

3/29      Columbus, OH              CD101 Show

3/31      Cleveland, OH              Grog Shop

4/01      Cincinnati, OH              Revival Room

4/02      Pittsburgh, PA              Altar Bar

4/03      Washington, DC            Rock and Roll

4/04      Philadelphia, PA            Boot & Saddle

 

 

Much more SKATERS news to be announced shortly. Until then, go to: http://www.skatersnyc.com

http://www.facebook.com/skatersnyc

http://www.twitter.com/skatersnyc

http://www.youtube.com/skatersnyc

Stream Temples’ Debut Album, Sun Structures

Hailing from Kettering, England, Temples have quickly made fans at home and aboard without even an album to their name. But that all changes with the release of their debut full-length, Sun Structures, out February 11th on Fat Possum. Starting today, NPR Music is streaming Sun Structures in its entirety via their First Listen series and CBC has our neighbors to the north covered with a First Play. The album contains the band’s instant classics, “Shelter Song,” “Keep In The Dark” and “Colours To Life,” as well as their blistering first single, “Mesmerise.” Temples gave North American audiences an early preview of Sun Structures last fall, touring in support of their debut 7″ on Fat Possum. This spring they make their triumphant return with stops at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and Austin Psych Fest. Before gracing our shores, Temples will join Interpolon the NME Awards Tour. A full list of dates is below.

STREAM TEMPLES’ SUN STRUCTURES VIA NPR MUSIC:

http://n.pr/Lrpe6W  

 

STREAM TEMPLES’ SUN STRUCTURES VIA CBC:

http://bit.ly/1aWqM5e 

 

TEMPLES TOUR DATES (new dates in bold):

Tue. Mar. 18 – Glasgow, UK @ O2 Academy ^

Wed. Mar. 19 – Leeds, UK @ O2 Academy ^

Thu. Mar. 20 – Manchester, UK @ Academy ^

Sat. Mar. 22 – Liverpool, UK @ O2 Academy ^

Sun. Mar. 23 – Nottingham, UK @ Rock City ^

Tue. Mar. 25 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy ^

Wed. Mar. 26 – Bristol, UK @ O2 Academy ^

Thu. Mar. 27 – London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton ^

Tue. April 8 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret *

Wed. April 9 – Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s *

Thu. April 10 – Portland, OR @ Star Theater (Soul’d Out Fest) *

Sat. April 12 – Indio, CA @ Coachella

Sun. April 13 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Atrium

Mon. April 14 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall *

Wed. April 16 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah *

Sat. April 19 – Indio, CA @ Coachella

Mon. April 21 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge *

Tue. April 22 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird *

Thu. April 24 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club *

Fri. April 25 – Madison, WI @ High Noon *

Sat. April 26 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall *

Sun. April 27 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick *

Mon. April 28 – Columbus, OH @ A+R Bar *

Wed. April 30 – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird *

Thu. May 1 – Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar *

Fri. May 2 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada *

Sat. May 3 – Austin, TX @ Austin Psych Fest

^ w/ Interpol

* w/ support from Drowners

Praise for Temples:

“‘Colours To Life’ adeptly balances both their idols’ folk-pop roots and psych-rock branches . . . It’s an unearthing of a time capsule for sure, but ‘Colours To Life’ still can feel like a breath of fresh air.”

– Pitchfork

 

“a small-scale epic. “Mesmerise” does just that, somehow cramming six or seven minutes’ worth of propulsive hallucinatory pop into just under four. Tame Impala, meet your fiercest competition.”

– Stereogum

 

“It’s prim but powerful, shifting from jittery verses to booming, Zeppelin-esque choruses. And, for your own good, just go ahead and leave that sugar-sweet guitar hook where it’s stuck now – in your brain, corkscrewing deeper and deeper, without any hope of ever exiting.”

– SF Weekly

 

“Temples specialize in ’60s-washed psychedelia, blending anemic vocals and shaggy melodies into a wonderfully murky swirl.”

– SPIN

“with their retro-inspired debut Sun Structures…they seem poised to live up to-and, yes, surpass-the hype.”

– Nylon

“Temples arrived with a fully developed sound… Stereo-panned guitars jangle brightly as background vocals drift away in the distance like morning mist. Tambourines discreetly haunt the margins of the soundscape as sonorous, loosely-tuned drums ring in the foreground under a memorable vocal hook.”

– Paste

 

Pre-order Sun Structures on iTunes or LP/CD

Temples’ “Mesmerise” video: http://youtu.be/K0pc1bFUbLo

Temples’ “Shelter Song” video: http://youtu.be/vs4i41cOv0s

Temples’ “Keep In The Dark” video: http://youtu.be/99U9-zRHXf0

Temples’ “Colours To Life” video: http://youtu.be/tUGEnXz4EG8

Temples online:

http://www.templestheband.com

http://www.facebook.com/templesofficial

http://www.youtube.com/templesofficial

http://www.twitter.com/templesofficial

http://www.soundcloud.com/templesofficial

http://www.fatpossum.com

http://www.pitchperfectpr.com/a_temples.html

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