My Morning Jacket to Perform on Fallon ft. Merrill Garbus & Brittany Howard + EP + CBGB Music & Film Festival

Headlining CBGB Music & Film Festival Concert in Times Square

Jim James’ A.E.I.O.U.R.E.M.I.X.E.S. EP Available 10/8

With My Morning Jacket now beginning to prepare material for a new album, they are making their limited collaborations and live appearances count in a big way. Coming up next Friday, October 11th the band will be performing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and will be joined on-stage by Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes and Merrill Garbus of tUne-yArDs in honor of their contribution to Red Hot + Fela.

An album of Fela Kuti compositions, Red Hot + Fela hopes to raise AIDS awareness, and all proceeds from the album will go towards that cause. My Morning Jacket, along with Garbus and Howard, recorded the track “Trouble Sleep Yanga Wake Am” for the album.
In addition, Jim James gave Indaba members the opportunity to remix the song ‘State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U)’ from his critically acclaimed solo album Regions of Light and Sound of God. The winner is titled “State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U.) (Robot Toast Remix)”, included in the A.E.I.O.U.R.E.M.I.X.E.S. EP (alongside remixes by Thom of Alt-J and Chris Funk), available on October 8th exclusively through Spotify. More details are available HERE. You can also download the “Know Til Now (Pixelated Remix)” HERE.

Following My Morning Jacket’s Fallon performance on Saturday the 12th, the band will journey to Times Square to headline a free concert as a part of CBGB Festival 2013. Live music & DJs will perform from multiple outdoor stages on Broadway while interactive installations including a music equipment expo, a skateboard half-pipe, rock climbing, a record fair, and silent disco and dozens of other attractions will fill Times Square to entertain people of all ages.

And remember, coming this January 26-30th 2014 is My Morning Jacket’s One Big Holiday, a tropical destination adventure at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya in Mexico. Visit for tickets and more information.

Upcoming Appearances

10/12 – CBGB Music & Film Festival – Times Square
10/26 + 10/27 – Bridge School Benefit Concert – Shoreline Amphitheatre
1/26 – 1/30 – One Big Holiday – Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya

“A.E.I.O.U.R.E.M.I.X.E.S.” Track List
1. State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U.) (Robot Toast Remix)
2. Know Til Now (Pixelated remix)
3. Know Til Now (Thom alt-J remix)
4. Know Til Now (The Photographic remix)
5. Know Til Now (SLKTR remix)
6. A New Life (Open The Door/Chris Funk Remix)

PHJB Premiere Title Track “That’s It!” + Announce Appearances on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

Preservation Hall Jazz Band Share Title Track “That’s It!”



Performing Two Nights on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon July 8th and 9th 

With over fifty years of rich jazz history in their past, Preservation Hall Jazz Band has a legacy that cannot be denied. But looking forward to the future is just as promising, as the band will be releasing its new album That’s Iton July 9th via Legacy Recordings,the band’s first album of new compositions in its entire fifty year history.

For a preview of That’s It! Listen to the title track courtesy of the AV Club HERE. or HERE.

Preservation Hall Jazz Band will also be appearing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon for two consecutive nights this July, first as the featured performers on July 8th and with select band members sitting in with The Roots for the entirety of the show on That’s It!’s release day of July 9th.

That’s It! was produced by My Morning Jacket’s Jim James and PHJB’s Ben Jaffe and recorded at The Preservation Hall.  As these are all brand-new compositions, band members Ben Jaffe, Charlie Gabriel, Rickie Monie and Clint Maedgen wrote for the album and collaborated with Paul Williams, Dan Wilson and Chris Stapleton on several songs. And record fans should make note: The LP version of That’s It! will be pressed on 180 gram vinyl and includes a full size poster.

That’s It! is an eclectic album that draws on the collective experience of players nurtured in the New Orleans tradition but determined to build something fresh and exciting on that foundation. For his part, producer Jim James is convinced that the PHJB has a future as vibrant as its past: “The music will speak forever,” James says. “Will people stop listening to Beethoven? Will people stop listening to Bob Dylan? Will people stop listening to the Preservation Hall Jazz Band?”

Another exciting new challenge for PHJB is the making of the music video for their first original title track, “That’s It!” In a partnership with, fan filmmakers now have the opportunity to create a music video for the song. Submissions close June 12th, and all the details are available at

June 8 – River’s Edge Park – Council Bluffs, IA
June 11 – Riverside Park – Muscatine, IA
June 13 – Brucemore – Cedar Rapids, IA
June 14 – LeClaire Park Bandshell – Davenport, IA
June 15 – Bonnaroo – Manchester, TN
June 16 – McGraw-Hill – Dubuque, IA
July 11 – The Apollo – New York, NY
August 7 – Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, CA
September 22 – Life Is Good Fest – Canton, MA
October 4-5 – Hardly Strictly – San Francisco, CA

Full List of Tour Dates Available HERE

Preservation Hall Jazz Band’s Website










106 & PARK – MAY 15




Pre-order on iTunes now!


Lip Lock


“… a hellacious new song … finds Eve hungrier than ever, unleashing a torrent of lyrical destruction over beat of guttural bass grooves and a twisted, eerie vocal sample.”



“… hypnotizing … a completely different sound.”



” … no matter the vibe or subject matter, Eve doesn’t seem to let up on her flow … Lip Lock may shape up to be a smart, modern update to her already confident songs.”



“…fierce bars from Ruff Ryder’s former First Lady … Eve keeps the momentum strong leading into the release of her comeback album, Lip Lock.”



“… bossy rhymes over a bouncy anthem … haunting hook … dancehall flavor.”




Multi-platinum selling artist and iconic hip-hop pioneer EVE has unleashed the fierce video for her latest single, the self-titled ‘EVE’ TODAY via VEVO!“‘EVE’ is one of my fave songs on the album,” the rapper recently told, who premiered an exlcusive first listen of the track last week. “It’s in ya face, it’s all me.”CLICK HERE to stream the song.


In celebration of the upcoming release of her long-awaited album, LIP LOCK, out May 14(From The Rib Music), hip-hop’s first lady will be coming back in full force starting with a live performance accompanied by Cobra Starship frontman Gabe Saporta and backed byThe Roots THIS FRIDAY on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Week of release also sees EVE stopping by Good Morning America (May 14th), 106 & Park (May 15) and The Wendy Williams Show (May 16)!


With album sales totaling nearly 10 million, Eve is a genuine star in the worlds of music, fashion and film. Recognized as one of hip hop’s most celebrated female MCs, she has received accolades as diverse as her career, ranging from a GRAMMY Award, to anNAACP Image AwardMTV Video Music Award and a BET Award, as well as multiple nominations from across the industry for her work. As the only female in the Ruff Ryderscrew that consisted of rappers DMXThe Lox and Drag-on, Eve stood out as the sexy, no-nonsense street savvy, ride-or-die chick that could hold her own amongst the boys. Anchored by chart-topping singles like the vivacious “Gotta Man” and the anti-domestic abuse classic “Love Is Blind” Eve’s 1999 debut album Let There Be Eve…Ruff Ryder’s First Lady was a double platinum success. Her 2001 sophomore release Scorpion went platinum, while garnering her crossover appeal with the Grammy Award winning mega-hit“Let Me Blow Ya Mind,” featuring Gwen Stefani.


About Big Brothers Big Sisters 

Big Brothers Big Sisters, the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, holds itself accountable for children in its program to achieve measurable outcomes, such as educational success; avoidance of risky behaviors; and higher aspirations, greater confidence and better relationships.  Partnering with parents/guardians, schools, corporations and others in the community, Big Brothers Big Sisters carefully pairs children (“Littles”) with screened volunteer mentors (“Bigs”) and monitors and supports these one-to-one mentoring matches throughout their course.  The first-ever Big Brothers Big Sisters Youth Outcomes Summary, released in 2012, substantiates that its mentoring programs have proven, positive academic, socio-emotional and behavioral outcomes for youth, areas linked to high school graduation, avoidance of juvenile delinquency and college or job readiness.

Big Brothers Big Sisters provides children facing adversity, often those of single or low-income households or families where a parent is incarcerated or serving in the military, with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.  This mission has been the cornerstone of the organization’s 100-year history.  With about 350 agencies across the country, Big Brothers Big Sisters serves nearly 630,000 children, volunteers and families. The organization is engaged in a nationwide search to reunite with alumni mentors, mentees, donors, and family, staff and board members.  Learn more at


They Might Be Giants Offer 48-Hour Half Price Downloads, NEW Video + LIVE on Fallon, 5/24

Performing LIVE on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, May 24!

Brooklyn’s original alternative rockers, They Might Be Giants are currently on tour to support their deliriously catchy new studio album, Nanobots. Today at 10amET marked the start of a 48 Hour Party Sale in the TMBG download store, offering all downloads at half-price till 10amET on May 2, including Nanobots! Currently trailblazing through Australia and New Zealand, the band will make a valiant return to US stages this May! Fans that are not able to make it out to a show can catch the band performing LIVE on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on May 24th.

Nanobots features 45 memorable minutes of electrifying pop melodies, vivid lyrics and just enough bass-clarinet. Today, they reveal Insect Hospital +,”a trippy, animated video by Hine Mizushima for a series of short songs – tracks 13-18, from the album. Watch the “Insect Hospital +” video HEREFeel free to post & share!

Click Image Above To Watch “Insect Hospital +” Video

Nanobots was created at the private studio of They Might Be Giants’ long time producer Patrick Dillett (St. Vincent, David Byrne, Mary J. Blige). It’s available at all digital & physical retailers via Idlewild Recordings, and marks the debut offering through the band’s new distributor Megaforce Records. Known for recording numerous themes – most notably The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and the GRAMMY-winning Malcolm In the Middle theme – the band has 2 platinum albums, 2 gold albums and have been nominated for 3 GRAMMYs, winning two. Revered for their energized live show and love of the road, catch the band live on tour!

Perfect pop music can come from anywhere and can go anywhere. They Might Be Giants have demonstrated this for a quarter century…”
– The New Yorker

“Catch them if you can — their live shows always deliver.”
– USA Today

“catchy pop heroics mixed with jingle-length songlets”
 Rolling Stone

“’You’re On Fire” is a catchy and surprisingly toothy power-pop gem”
– Stereogum

“ …echoes Squeeze or their beloved XTC, exploits some pretty dramatic dynamic shifts, and takes a quite literal interpretation of the common idiom.

National Tour Dates
* = w/ Moon Hooch
# = w/ Vandaveer

5/2: Melbourne, AU @ The Corner Hotel
5/3: Melbourne, AU @ The Corner Hotel
5/4: Bendigo, AU @ Groovin’ The Moo Festival Bendigo
5/5: Townsville, AU @ Groovin’ The Moo Festival Townsville
5/7: Brisbane, AU @ The Zoo
5/8: Brisbane, AU @ The Zoo
5/9: Adelaide, AU @ The Gov
5/10: Perth, AU @ Rosemount Hotel
5/11: Bunbury, AU @ Groovin’ The Moo Festival Bunbury
5/14: Hobart, AU @ Wrest Point Show Room
5/17: Wellington, NZ @ Bodega
5/18: Auckland, NZ @ The Studio

US Tour Dates Continue
5/30: Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue #
5/31: Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall #
6/1: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue #
6/2: Iowa City, IA @ Englert Theatre #
6/4: Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s #
6/5: Omaha, NE @ The Slowdown #
6/6: Kansas City, MO @ Crossroads #
6/7: Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre *
6/8: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot *
6/9: Boise, ID @ Egyptian Theatre *
6/10: Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret #
6/11: Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo #
6/12: Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom #
6/14: San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre #
6/15: Anaheim, CA @ HOB #
6/16: San Diego, CA @ Belly Up #

The Roots and Jim James Present: “State of the Union” A Night of Collaborative Performances


Over the last few months Jim James has manifested many multi-dimensional, highly revered live performances, including an appearance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, a SXSW showcase at Willie Nelson’s ranch and a duet with Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips. This week James embarks on a new North American tour starting in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky on the night of Wednesday, April 17th.

In addition to these tour dates, we are thrilled to announce that James and his full band will be collaborating with The Roots in a one-time “State of the Union” performance at this year’s Celebrate Brooklyn festivities at the Prospect Park Bandshell on June 19th.

Pre-sale tickets for this rare collaboration will be available first come first serve to current members of My Morning Jacket’s Roll Call Fan Club and standard tickets for this one-of-a-kind performance go on sale Wednesday, April 16th at 10AM.

James’ existential space pop album Regions of Light and Sound of God is available NOW, and in celebration of Record Store Day James will be appearing at Exclusive Company record store in Milwaukee on April 18th.

Regions of Light…is a record of deceptive weight; its attraction unfolds over repeated exposure, as the pop and vintage soul hooks hovering in the electronics and James’ pleading falsetto creep to the front-and-center. Live, that happened right away, with an uplifting emphasis on the hip-hop urgency embedded [in them].” – Rolling Stone
“quietly stunning” – Pitchfork
“A little gritty and a lot of funky” – The Fader
“Phil Spector-esque scope” – Alternative Press/****
“James has grown more adventurous with each subsequent project” – Billboard
“sprawling sonic mazes, of folk, sample-fueled psych-pop and soul” – Paste

Jim James Tour Dates
4/17: Brown Theater Lousiville, KY SOLD OUT
4/19: Pabst Theater Milwaukee, WI
4/20: Vic Theater Chicago, IL SOLD OUT
4/21: First Avenue Minneapolis, MN SOLD OUT
4/23: Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH
4/24: Phoenix Concert Theater Toronto, ON SOLD OUT
4/26: Royale Boston, MA SOLD OUT
4/27: Union Transfer Philadelphia, PA SOLD OUT
4/29: Webster Hall New York, NY SOLD OUT
4/30: 9:30 Club Washington, DCSOLD OUT
5/02: Cannery Ballroom Nashville, TN SOLD OUT
5/03: The Orange Peel Asheville, NC SOLD OUT
5/04: Shaky Knees Music Festival Atlanta, GA
5/06: Stubbs Waller Creek Austin, TX
5/07: House of Blues Dallas, TX
5/09: Ogden Theater Denver, CO SOLD OUT
5/11: Henry Fonda Theater Los Angeles, CA SOLD OUT
5/12: The Fillmore San Francisco, CA SOLD OUT
5/14: Crystal Ballroom Portland, OR
5/15: Neptune Theater Seattle, WA
5/17: Hangout Music Festival Gulf Shores, AL
6/14: Bonnarroo Manchester, TN
6/15: Bonnarroo Manchester, TN
6/17: Late Show w/ David Letterman New York, NY
6/18: Celebrate Brooklyn Brooklyn, NY NEW DATE
6/22: Firefly Music Festival Dover, DE
7/13: Forecastle Festival Louisville, KY
7/27: Newport Folk Festival Newport, RI
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John Cale Shares “Living With You” (Laurel Halo Remix) & Announces Performance at 2013 Hopscotch Festival

Following last month’s terrific performance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and three sold out shows at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, John Cale is announcing a performance at the 2013 Hopscotch Festival, happening September 5-7 in Raleigh, NC, and sharing the Laurel Halo remix of “Living With You,” the original of which is from Shifty Adventures in Nookie Wood.

“Living With You” is built on John Cale’s trademark viola drone with some of the most delicate nylon guitar picking he claims to have encountered. The “Living With You” single bundle includes the original version of the song, the “Organic Mix,” which is a more stripped down version made by Cale that revels in the stark and nakedly emotional nature of the song, plus the Laurel Halo remix. The remix comes after a defining year for Laurel who was awarded The Wire’s 2012 album of the year for her debut full length, Quarantine.
“Living With You” single bundle on iTunes –

Shifty Adventures In Nookie Wood purchase link –

John Cale online:


Move over, Carson! There’s a new John in town to wrest the hearts and minds of the TV-watching public from your cold grip. In a feat that not even Johnny Carson could top, John Cale, at the age of 70 and in his sixth decade of music-making, graces the Late Night With Jimmy Fallon stage tonight, Thursday, January 10th! Cale will be joined by full band, back up singers, and The War on Drugs’ spry and deft Robbie Bennett and Dave Hartley (aka Nightlands). Tune in to NBC at 12:35/11:35c to catch a cut from Cale’s new album, Shifty Adventures In Nookie Wood (out now on Double Six), and enterprising viewers can also feast their eyes on a special, exclusive-to-the-web performance of a classic Velvet Underground song.

Following his Fallon performance, Cale will hold court at the Brooklyn Academy of Music from Wednesday, January 16 through Saturday, January 19. On January 16, he celebrates the legacy of Velvet Underground vocalist Nico in a performance entitled Life Along The Borderline, featuring special guests Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth), Magnetic Fields, Sharon Van Etten, Yeasayer, Peaches, Joan As Police Woman, Nick Franglen (Lemon Jelly, Blacksand), Meshell Ndegeocello and previously unannounced Mercury Rev, Greg Dulli (Afghan Whigs, Gutter Twins, Twilight Singers) and Alison Mosshart (The Kills). On January 18 and 19, Cale will perform his classic album, Paris 1919, in its entirety with his band and the 20-piece Wordless Music Orchestra, along with some rare classics and brand new material from Shifty Adventures In Nookie Wood.

Wed. Jan. 16 – Brooklyn, NY @ BAM [Life Along The Borderline: A Tribute to Nico]
Fri. Jan. 18 – Brooklyn, NY @ BAM [When Past & Future Collide: Paris 1919]
Sat. Jan. 19 – Brooklyn, NY @ BAM [When Past & Future Collide: Paris 1919]

Cinematic Music Group/RED Set To Release JOEY BADA$$ “Waves” Single

Joey Bada$$ Emerges as Artist To Watch in 2013:

“…the high school senior has been tapped as one of the premiere MCs to emerge from the recent wellspring of hip-hop hopefuls pouring our of the greater New York City area.” – Interview Magazine

“The precocious 17-year old MC…has many critics hyping him as New York hip hop’s last hope, the heir apparent to lyrical giants like Nas and Big L” – XXL Magazine

“Joey conjures a sepia-toned, three-dimensional world, balanced between youthful exuberance and unsettling adult poise.”- Pitchfork

Joey Bada$$, a member of the burgeoning New York City-based rap crew Pro Era, is set to digitally release his song, “Waves”. An ode to teenage aspiration, “Waves”- one of the most uplifting singles from his critically-acclaimed mixtape 1999- has had fans and music critics across the globe talking about the 17-year-old MC’s uncanny talent and meaningful subject matter. 1999 was released earlier this year as a free download and fan response was immediate: without any promotion, by word-of-mouth the “Waves” video went into heavy rotation at MTV2; The New York Times described 1999 as, “casual in presentation but complex in execution, full of offhand assonance that’s hypnotic”; and the mixtape earned a BET Hip Hop Award nomination catapulting Joey to national attention.

In early November, Joey Bada$$ performed the song on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Joey Bada$$ recently inked an innovative deal with Cinematic Music Group/Creative Control distributed by RED Distribution.

With a reworked version of the sample originally featured in the mixtape version of the song, this release offers existing fans a new look at the track while introducing Joey Bada$$ to a whole new audience. In addition, the special release will include “Enter The Void”, a brand new song from Joey produced by Lee Bannon with a feature from TDE’s Ab-Soul. The two MCs trade bars of wisdom beyond their years over a slow soulful loop, offering their take on perceptive reality and inviting the listener into a spiritual journey.

The digital release is an opportunity to introduce new listeners to Joey Bada$$ and his meaningful brand of Pro Era hip hop and for those that are already fans to experience his riveting collaboration with Ab-Soul. The singles can be bought together as a bonus for $1.29 per song or for $1.99 for both tracks (including the “Waves” video exclusively on iTunes)

Joey Bada$$ has been drumming up serious excitement and discussions about his place in New York rap lore, drawing regular comparisons to greats like Nas, Biggie, and Big L. With his Pro Era crew, comprised of already buzzing Capital STEEZ, CJ Fly, Kirk Knight, and producer Chuck Strangers, Joey is leading one of the most compelling cultural movements to come out of NYC today.”If 2012 is Pro Era’s branding year, expect the future to only be brighter for a crew who intend to make the mecca of Hip-Hop their official stomping grounds,”said The Source in a recent feature about Pro Era.

Joey and Pro Era will be headlining New York’s Hot 97’s “Who’s Next” concert at SOB’s on November 20th and are gearing up for their first European tour with already sold out shows in all cities including London and Paris. In the spirit of staying true to their fanbase, Pro Era will release their next free tape on December 21st.

To purchase click here