PETE RG performing in Pittsburgh 6/13 @MrSmalls

PETE RG, an American singer/songwriter/producer from Los Angeles, CA. The name, RG, is taken from his childhood moniker, Argy, an abbreviation of his lengthy, Greek last name, Argyropoulos. He’s hitting the road for a U.S. headlining solo tour in support of his third TENDER SOULS album along with his band: Brina Kabler (keyboards, vocals), Adam Kury (bass), Scotty Kormos (drums) and Kevin Haaland (lead guitar).

He lands in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, June 13 at The Funhouse at Mr. Smalls.

Born in Los Angeles to Greek immigrants, PETE RG grew up in a musical household. As working musicians, his parents inspired him to learn a variety of instruments and start playing band gigs while in college. Beginning in 1998 and up into 2007, he was the principal songwriter and lead singer with the popular indie band, Last December.

During that time he also laid the foundation for his solo career, with years of live shows that most recently included a 25 show, Spring 2016 U.S. tour with Candlebox. In its review of one club date, PancakesAndWhiskey.com pretty much summarized all that PETE RG offers to his audiences: “high-quality rock wth honest and engaging lyrics, a hammering backbeat plus gorgeous harmonies.”

His rich baritone voice became the center of a sound that has reached fruition on his full-length release, TENDER SOULS, which was released September 23, 2016 on his own 4L Entertainment label. Spacelab.tv spoke for many in confirming that he “doesn’t have to rely on gimmicks to make you feel moved — just good old-fashioned talent and personality.”

“As a songwriter, I’m always trying to express myself as best I can, lyrically and musically,” RG says. “On TENDER SOULS I feel I was able to do that without cutting corners or falling back into ambiguity. It’s a really good picture of where I’m at, with a lot of experience under my belt but also a lot of optimism.”

“Tender Souls” lyric video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQQoRYblK2k

Live on WVNY-TV (ABC)/WFFF-TV (FOX) in Burlington, VT:

http://www.mychamplainvalley.com/news/pete-rg-plays-final-show-in-morrisville/595749242

PETE RG credits Brina Kabler for helping him raise the bar on TENDER SOULS and on the road. “She’s my engineer, co-producer, mixer, keyboardist — and my fiancée,” he notes. “Whether onstage or in sessions, we’ve established a great give-and-take, where we learn from each other. We’re very much on the same level in terms of taste and inspiration. She helps me focus on what I do best. Brina is a huge part of everything I do.”

Other rave reviews of TENDER SOULS include:

The warmth of a troubadour brought up on the traveling spirit songs of The Boss, and other canonical idols brings about a spark that rests in a kind of a warm subtle glow with a brightness to entrance the glass windows of a lantern.” – ImposeMagazine.com

His soulful baritone delivers the catchy, pop melody fleshed out with understated, female harmonies. The track is driven by a propulsive, uplifting interplay of drums and guitar, which carries a message of hope.” – ElmoreMagazine.com

Pete RG delivers energetic, yearning rock based around ringing guitars and shimmering textures.” – AllMusic.com

“Pete RG‘s post-rock sound packs enough power for him to be considered an arena rock contender while still remaining smooth and sophisticated.” Diffuser.fm

Speckled with hints of Neil Diamond, Leonard Cohen and Matt Berninger, RG is blessed to have a voice so unique, so enchanting and so captivating. It is that voice and its intrinsic charisma that will carry RG forward in the months and years to come.” – AbsolutePunk.com

 

More info can be found at www.pete-rg.com, https://www.pete-rg.com/epk/ or www.facebook.com/PeteRGmusic.

FRIGHTENED RABBIT ANNOUNCE FALL TOUR WITH BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE/OCT 1 @BYHAM PITTSBURGH

DATES BEGIN ON SEPTEMBER 22 AT ATLANTA’S TABERNACLE

 

TICKETS GO ONSALE MAY 17 AT 10AM LOCAL

 

UPCOMING NORTH AMERICAN RUN KICKS OFF AT LOS ANGELES’ GREEK THEATER

WITH BAND OF HORSES ON MAY 28,

FOLLOWED BY HEADLINE SHOWS AND FESTIVAL STOPS

 

SCOTTISH INDIE BAND’S ACCLAIMED STUDIO ALBUM

“PAINTING OF A PANIC ATTACK” AVAILABLE NOW

 

Canvasback Music/Atlantic recording group Frightened Rabbit have unveiled details for their fall U.S. tour with Broken Social Scene. The dates kicks off at Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA on September 22nd, with all tickets going on sale starting Wednesday, May 17th at 10am local time.  For more information, please visit http://frightenedrabbit.com/shows/.

The tour, which supports Frightened Rabbit’s latest studio album “PAINTING OF A PANIC ATTACK,” follows a run of North American performances that begin later this month with a stop at The Greek Theater in Los Angeles, CA on May 25th, supporting Band Of Horses.  The Scottish indie band also has a number of headlining shows – highlighted by a stop at Brooklyn Steel in Brooklyn, NY on May 30th – and festivals, including BottleRock Napa Valley (May 26th), Boston Calling (May28), and Houston’s Free Press Summer Festival (June 3rd) – see attached itinerary.

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Frightened Rabbit’s fifth studio album “PAINTING OF A PANIC ATTACK” – produced by The National’s Aaron Dessner – enjoyed a Top 25 debut on the Soundscan/Billboard 200 chart upon its release last year, peaking at #2 on iTunes’ Alternative chart and #8 overall. The album’s lead single “Get Out” scored Top 10 success on FMQB’s Triple A chart, and garnered the band a pair of national television appearance, performing on CBS’ “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and “Late Late Show with James Corden.”   The song’s emotionally provocative, companion video made its premiere on NPR’s All Songs Considered and received a raft of praise from influential sites, including Pitchfork, Stereogum, and Consequence of Sound, among others. The video – beautifully shot in Kiev –can be viewed at the band’s official YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/frightenedrabbit).

“PAINTING OF A PANIC ATTACK” follows 2013’s major label debut “PEDESTRIAN VERSE,” which earned a Top 10 debut in the UK as well as critical acclaim from a wide spectrum of American press, with praise coming from mainstream outlets like Rolling Stone and Time as well tastemaker blogs like Pitchfork and Stereogum.  The band’s emotionally charged live shows have earned a devoted fanbase, which includes bands like Death Cab For Cutie and The National – both of whom have handpicked Frightened Rabbit to support them on extensive tours.

 

Frightened Rabbit

Scott Hutchison (lead vocals/rhythm guitar), Grant Hutchison (drums), Billy Kennedy (bass), Andy Monaghan (guitar/keys) and Simon Liddell (guitar/keys)

Website – http://www.frightenedrabbit.com/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/frightenedrabbit

Twitter – https://twitter.com/FRabbits

Instagram – @frabbits

 

FRIGHTENED RABBIT

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2016

MAY

25                                         Los Angeles, CA                Greek Theatre #

26                                         Napa, CA                            BottleRock Napa Valley^

28                                         Boston, MA                        Boston Calling ^

29                                         Toronto, ON                      Danforth Music Hall

30                                         Brooklyn, NY                     Brooklyn Steel

31                                         Washington, DC                9:30 Club

 

JUNE

1                                           Philadelphia, PA                Union Transfer

3                                           Houston, TX                       Free Press Summer Festival^

 

SEPTEMBER

22                                         Atlanta, GA                        Tabernacle *

24                                         St. Louis, MO                     The Pageant *

26                                         Des Moines, IA                  Hoyt Sherman *

27                                         Milwaukee, WI                  Pabst Theater *

28                                         St. Paul, MN                       The Palace *

29                                         Chicago, IL                         Aragon Ballroom *

30                                         Detroit, MI                         The Fillmore *

 

OCTOBER

1                                           Pittsburgh, PA                    Byham Theater *

5                                           Portland, ME                     State Theatre *

6                                           New Haven, CT                 College Street *

 

 

#= with Band of Horses

^ = Festival

*= with Broken Social Scene

Dr. Folkman To Perform FREE at TRiP Feb.16th in Santa Monica

Dr. Folkman is back on the road, this time hitting TRiP for an intimate night out with fans.

In Dr. Folkman’s own words :

A great saturday night of music for free, starring some of my favorite bands that I’ve rocked with over the years…. at my favorite local pub/venue TRiP in Santa Monica,

Stone Stanley

The Chris Pat Ryan Trio, and,

Dr. Folkman….

Opening,

Clay Hawkins…. (dobro picker from SF)

This show is a rare thing nowadays, where all friends, locals, and musicians, who know each other and love each other’s music get a chance to all get together perform and party together…

These are the kind of legendary nights…. we all think about as musicians but rarely happen often enough…. Come support local independent music and share in this night of good vibrations….

One Love,

Dr. Folkman

Details :

TRiP Santa Monica
2101 Lincoln Blvd.,
Santa Monica, CA,

Saturday February 16th, 2013
7pm Doors
Free!