Flint Eastwood in Pittsburgh on 2/22 @StageAE

Fresh off of a stellar 2017 (with two shows in Australia this weekend supporting Foster The PeopleFlint Eastwood is stoked to hit the road with PVRIS and NYDGE .

Flint Eastwood will be playing Stage AE on Thursday, February 22nd!

Flint Eastwood
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Flint Eastwood LIVE
* – with NYDGE ^ – with PVRIS
Thu 1.25 – Toronto, CA – Horshoe Tavern*
Fri 1.26 – Montreal, CA – L’Esco*
Sat 1.27 – Allston, MA – Brighton Music Hall*
Sun 1.28 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground*
Thu 2.1 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge*
Fri 2.2 – Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall*
Sat 2.3 – Philadelphia, PA – Coda*
Tue 2.6 – Columbus, OH – The Basement*
Thu 2.8 – Nashville, TN – The High Watt*
Fri 2.9 – Indianapolis, IN – HI-FI*
Sat 2.10 – Chicago, IL – Reggies Rock Club*
Sun 2.11 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th St. Entry*
Tue 2.13 – Cincinnati, OH – Ballroom at Taft Theatre*
Thu 2.15 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre^
Fri 2.16 – Richmond, VA – The National^
Sat 2.17 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom^
Sun 2.18 – Providence, RI – The Strand^
Wed 2.21 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom^
Thu 2.22 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE^
Fri 2.23 – Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues^
Sat 2.24 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection^
Mon 2.26 – Saint Louis, MO – Delmar Hall^
Tue 2.27 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave^
Wed 2.28 – Lawrence, KS – Granada^
Fri 3.2 – Denver, CO – The Ogden Theatre^
Sat 3.3 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot^
Mon 3.5 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox^
Tue 3.6 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre^
Wed 3.7 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom^
Fri 3.9 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore^
Sat 3.10 – Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues^
Sun 3.11 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre^
Tue 3.13 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theatre^
Thu 3.15 – San Antonio, TX – The Aztec^

 

They Might Be Giants ‘I Like Fun’ Streaming via NPR /@MrSmalls 4/15/World Tour Kicks Off Next Week

New Album I Like Fun Streaming via
NPR First Listen + CBC Music First Play

World Tour Kicks Off January 17 
+ New Rock Album I Like Fun Out January 19

Pre-Order I Like FuniTunes | Amazon | TMBG Webstore
From Your Local Record Store: CD | Vinyl

 

Photo Credit: Shervin Lainez

 

“one more wry, clever song in the voluminous They Might Be Giants catalog, arriving shortly before a new album, “I Like Fun.”
– The New York Times

“The crowd’s enthusiasm for the fresh material is unmatched even when the band proffers what is perhaps their most-loved song, “Birdhouse in Your Soul“… “
– Rolling Stone

“one of rock’s longest and most prodigious partnerships” 
– Consequence of Sound

“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

They Might Be Giants will release their new full-length studio album I Like Funphysically and digitally on January 19. Jumping with surprises, vitality, and the startling point of view of these Brooklyn originals, on the 15-track collection songwriters and band founders John Linnell and John Flansburgh draw on themes of dread, death, and disappointment and set them to their driving, hyper-melodic music. The alternative rock legends shared an early stream of new album track “All Time What” which garnered accolades from The New York TimesConsequence of Sound and more. Fans can hear the radical masterpiece in its entirety a week early, streaming via NPR First Listen andCBC Music First Play today.

Fresh and sonically adventurous, the band is revered for their command of the studio and the stage, delivering one of the liveliest shows around. They Might Be Giants will take over stages with an energized live show across the globe in 2018. The album’s release coincides with a world tour that kicks off with a fifty-city trek across the US, then on to Europe, and beyond. Full list of dateshere & below.

TMBG has launched a fan video contest for lead album single “I Left My Body.” All entries to be submitted by March 1, 2018. Winners will be announced shortly after that and the winning video will be posted on dialasong.com as well as TMBG’s YouTube channel. 1st place winner receives $3000. 2nd and 3rd place winners each receive $1000. All 3 winners will get a suite of free software from Red Giant. All judging will be done by the great Open Mike Eagle. Full details here.

On I Like Fun, the spotlight is also on the band’s formidable long-standing live lineup; drummer Marty Beller, bassist Danny Weinkauf and lead guitarist Dan Miller. Co-produced with and mixed by Patrick Dillett (St. Vincent, Donald Fagen, The National, Mary J. Blige), the album was tracked and mixed at the brand-new Reservoir Studios—site of the legendary Skyline Studios where TMBG recorded their platinum-selling album Flood.

2018 will also see the return of TMBG’s Dial-A-Song service, with weekly installments toll free at (844) 387-6962, www.dialasong.com, and on streaming sites everywhere, featuring new music all year long!

I Like Fun Available For Pre-Order Physically & Digitally
Digital Pre-Orders Receive An Instant Download Of 
“Last Wave”, “I Left My Body” and “All Time What”

2018 US TOUR
All shows ages 14+ unless otherwise noted.

1/17 Charlottesville, VA @ The Jefferson Theater
1/18 Raleigh-Durham, NC (Carrboro) @ Cat’s Cradle SOLD OUT
1/19 Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
1/20 Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse SOLD OUT
1/21 Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre
1/23 Charleston, SC @ Charleston Music Hall
1/24 Jacksonville, FL (Ponte Vedra) @ Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
1/25 Orlando, FL @ The Beacham
1/26 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
1/27 Tampa, FL @ State Theatre SOLD OUT
1/28 Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
1/30 Birmingham, AL @ Saturn (18+) SOLD OUT
1/31 Baton Rouge, LA @ Varsity Theatre (18+)
2/1 Austin, TX @ Stubb’s BBQ
2/2 Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
2/3 Dallas, TX @ The Kessler Theater SOLD OUT
2/6 Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom (18+)
2/7 Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue (21+)
2/8 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
2/9 St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
2/10 Detroit, MI @ Saint Andrew’s Hall SOLD OUT
2/11 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom SOLD OUT
2/27 Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
3/1 San Diego, CA (Solana Beach) @ Belly Up SOLD OUT
3/2 Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent
3/3 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore SOLD OUT
3/4 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
3/6 Eugene, OR @ HiFi Music Hall (18+)
3/7 Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre SOLD OUT
3/8 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom SOLD OUT
3/9 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot (21+)
3/10 Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre (16+)
3/11 Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre
3/13 Kansas City, MO @ The Truman
3/14 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
3/15 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue (18+)
3/16 Milwaukee, WI @ The Pabst Theatre
3/17 Chicago, IL @ The Vic Theatre
3/18 Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom (16+)
4/13 New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall
4/14 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
4/15 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theatre
4/17 Cincinnati, OH (Covington, KY) @ Madison Theater
4/19 Rochester, NY @ Anthology
4/20 Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
4/21 Portland, ME @ State Theatre
4/22 Albany, NY @ The Egg (All Ages — Science, Kids, and Beyond!)
4/26 Northampton, MA @ Academy of Music
4/27 Boston, MA @ House of Blues
4/28 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts SOLD OUT

Broken Social Scene playing Pittsburgh Byham Theater with Frightened Rabbit on October 1

Following a wave of praise for the release of Broken Social Scene‘s newest album Hug of Thunder, the band will set off on a Fall tour of North America later next month.

Broken Social Scene‘s long-awaited return has proven worth the wait for critics and fans alike. Pitchfork gave the album its coveted Best New Music honor, writing, “On their first album in seven yearsBroken Social Scene distill their sound to a vital essence. The band is focused and renewed, invigorated by the missionary spirit of their best work.” The New York Times wrote, “Broken Social Scene‘s music rejoices in what clever teamwork can construct.” NPR also agreed, saying “Hug of Thunder does not skimp.”
Produced by Joe Chiccarelli with Nyles Spencer and mixed by Shawn EverettHug Of Thunder is everything BSS fans love from the Canadian collective and then some, an album overflowing with glorious open chords, multi-voice harmonies, spacious psychedelia-tinted breakdowns, and more.  It is a panoramic, expansive album that manages to be both epic and intimate; and like all things BSS, in troubled times, it offers a serotonin rush of positivity.  Since their inception in the early Aughts, BSS has always pushed sonic boundaries while remaining reverent of a perfect chorus; almost twenty years down the line, Hug Of Thunder sharpens that balance.  The record’s twelve songs refract the band’s varying emotions, methods, and techniques in ways that not only reference their other albums but surpass them.  Hug Of Thunder is righteous but warm, angry but loving, melodic but uncompromising.  And if you’ve ever fallen in love with Broken Social Scene – as many of us have – it is a perfect return that was truly worth the wait.

Blues Great, Joe Louis Walker @ClubCafe 8/17/17

Joe Louis Walker is one of the greatest bluesmen of his generation. He is a four-time Blues Music Award winner and 2013 Blues Hall of Fame inductee who has appeared on multiple Grammy-winning albums. He is known worldwide as one of the genre’s top musical trailblazers—a mesmerizing guitarist and soul-testifying vocalist.

 

The New York Times raves, “Walker is a singer with a Cadillac of a voice. He delivers no-nonsense, gutsy blues. His guitar solos are fast, wiry and incisive, moaning with bluesy despair.” Rolling Stone simply calls him “ferocious.”

 

And Billboard writes:  “His playing blows all over the map…gutbucket blues, joyous gospel, Rolling Stones-style rock crunch, and aching R&B. Walker’s guitar playing is fine and fierce.”

 

Joe won the 2016 Blues Foundation Contemporary Blues Male Artist of the Year award at the Blues Foundation Awards ceremony in Memphis.  The Blues Music Awards are universally recognized as the highest accolade afforded blues music performers. The annual Blues Music Awards ceremony is the premier event for blues professionals, musicians, and fans from all over the world.

 

Joe’s latest album is entitled Everybody Wants a Piece.  This album has been nominated for a 2017 Grammy in the Best Contemporary Blues Album category.

 

Sheryl Crow Releases New Single – “Long Way Back” – From Her Latest Album, Be Myself

(Photo Credit: Marc Seliger)

 Sheryl Crow releases a new single – “Long Way Back” available via all digital partners from her critically acclaimed album Be Myself. Recently Crow appeared on NBC’s the Today Show in New York City where she performed the song live. Click here to view and share.

Crow has been touring non-stop in support of her latest album, which marks her return to her rock/pop roots. During her dazzling two-hour plus hit-filled shows, “Long Way Back” appears to have resonated deeply with her audience.
“To me, there’s a little bit of sadness in the song,” Crow says of the country-rock tune. “Sometimes you have to go so far away from who you are to find out what you really believe in.”  Watch Crow perform “Long Way Back” live at The Troubadour in Los Angeles here.
“Long Way Back” is the second single to be released from Crow’s current album Be Myself, which has been heralded by such outlets as The New York TimesThe Los Angeles TimesEntertainment WeeklyNylon, and Rolling Stone, which called it “her toughest and best in a decade” and “a full-blown return to her fierce rock-queen glory.” Be Myself is available to purchase or stream here and available on vinyl at Barnes & Noble here.
Crow is profiled on Amazon’s custom curated “Side by Side” series, where she will discuss each of the songs on Be Myself. Click here to listen.
Last week, Crow performed a triumphant sold-out show at the Beacon Theater in New York City, which Digital Journal called “impeccable” and performed the album’s first single, “Halfway There,” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon – watch the performance here.  Also this week, Crow took part in NBC’s annual star-filled Macy’s 4th Of July Fireworks® Spectacular, performing “Be Myself” and her beloved hit “Soak Up The Sun.”
Sheryl Crow’s upcoming tour dates are as follows. For tickets, visit: http://www.sherylcrow.com/tour
July 07             Ravinia Festival                                     Highland Park, IL
July 11             The Palladium                                        Carmel, IN
July 12             Meijer Gardens                                      Grand Rapids, MI
July 14             Chautauqua Institution Amph.               Chautauqua, NY
July 15             Casino Rama Resort                             Rama, ON
Sep 01              Live on The Green w/ Lightning 100 @ Nashville, TN
Public Square Park
Sep 06              PBS Front And Center / Iridium              New York, NY
Sep 13              Red Butte Amphitheatre                         Salt Lake City, UT
Sep 16              Farm Aid @ Key Bank Pavilion              Burgettstown, PA                            
Oct  03             The Fillmore                                            San Francisco, CA
Oct  21             The Bren Center @ UC Irvine                 Irvine, CA (Anti-Cancer Challenge                                                                                                  Celebration Concert)
Outlaw Tour dates. More info here: https://blackbirdpresents.com/outlaw-music-festival/
July 6               Walmart Amphitheatre                Rogers, AR
July 8               Joe Louis Arena                          Detroit, MI
July 9               Summerfest                                Milwaukee, WI
July 16             Lakeview Amphitheater              Syracuse, NY
Sep 8               PNC Bank Arts Center               Holmdel, NJ                            
Sep 9               Northwell Health /Jones Beach  Wantagh, NY
Sep 10              Hersheypark Stadium                Hershey, PA
Sep 15              Blossom Music Center              Cleveland, OH
Sep 17              BB&T Pavilion                           Camden, NJ
About Amazon Side-by-Side:
Amazon Music Unlimited brings fans and artists closer together with exclusive artist Side-by-Side experiences. Starting today, customers can get even closer to Sheryl Crow by asking, “Alexa, play the Sheryl Crow Side-by-Side” and hear Sheryl weigh in on today’s social media culture, how the concept of beauty has changed, and other exclusive backstories on songs from her latest album Be Myself.

Sinkane @ClubCafe Tonight 2/21

SINKANE SHARES ROOSEVELT’S REMIX OF “TELEPHONE” AND CONFIRMS NETWORK TV DEBUT ON ‘CONAN’ MARCH 6 FOR ACCLAIMED NEW ALBUM LIFE & LIVIN’ IT (CITY SLANG)
More Dates Added To Headlining World Tour, Including Festival Performances At Primavera Sound, 6Music, Mountain Jam, and End of the Road, Following “Joyous” (Brooklyn Vegan) Sold-Out Show at NYC’s Bowery Ballroom
Listen to Roosevelt’s “Telephone” Remix:
Sold-Out Show at London’s The Dome on March 29
Sinkane at Bowery Ballroom show, credit: Beth Shorr
Today Sinkane shared a new remix of his latest single “Telephone” by City Slang records labelmate Roosevelt and confirmed the band will make their network TV debut on Conan March 6th, performing “U’Huh” from the acclaimed new album Life & Livin’ It out now (City Slang). Sinkane’s Ahmed Gallab says, “Roosevelt’s “Telephone” remix blew my mind. I’m a serious fan of space disco jams. You can get lost in this remix. It has peaks and valleys. Takes you to outer space and brings you back home safe and sound. It’s the most exciting journey you’ll go on this year!” Listen to “Telephone (Roosevelt Remix)” here: https://youtu.be/B_-3QV3B7Gk
Sinkane —  the New York-based project of multi-instrumentalist and producer Ahmed Gallab, featuring Ish Montgomery (bass), Jason Trammell (drums), Jonny Lam (guitar), and now joined by Amanda Khiri (vocals) and Elenna Canlas (keys and vocals) — also added more North American dates to their full-band headlining world tour, following a “joyous” (Brooklyn Vegan) sold-out show at New York’s Bowery Ballroom. The band is confirmed for a sold-out show at London’s The Dome (3/29) and festival performances at Primavera Sound, 6Music, Mountain Jam, End of the Road, and more (full routing below).
Life & Livin’ It has earned widespread acclaim, including from The Guardian, New York Magazine Vulture, Entertainment Weekly, The Wall Street Journal, FADER, NPR, Pitchfork, Magnet Magazine, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, and more. The “Telephone (Roosevelt Remix)” follows the videos for the singles “U’Huh” (NPR Music premiere, also featured as the lead track on All Things Considered’s round-up of “2017’s Best Music”) and “Telephone” (FADER premiere, also featured on FADER’s ‘13 Songs You Need In Your Life‘ and on ELLE Magazine’s ‘Best New Songs of February‘). See below for what press is saying about Life & Livin’ It.
Recorded at Sonic Ranch Studios in El Paso, Texas, and once again produced by Gallab with lyrics and help from longtime collaborator Greg Lofaro, Life & Livin’ It draws from the best elements of Sinkane’s previous records: the slinky funk and soul grooves are there, so are the sparkling melodies with roots in sub-Saharan Africa. With basic tracking played together live, the fun and immediacy of Sinkane’s live show is a central feeling of the recordings. The four core members of Sinkane sang and play additional parts on every song, with Trammell contributing lyrics to “Theme from Life & Livin’ It,” and Lam helping with arrangements. Daptone recording artists Antibalas contributed horns.
Life & Livin’ It is the follow-up to Sinkane’s acclaimed 2015 album Mean Love,’ for which the band played 166 shows in 20 countries, and Gallab’s time leading The Atomic Bomb! Band – the highly celebrated 15-piece outfit that played the music of the late Nigerian electro-funk maestro William Onyeabor.
True to its name, Life & Livin’ It is an album about all kinds of experiences. When Ahmed Gallab sings, he sounds unafraid yet vulnerable. But while he once sang of feeling like he was on the planet Mars, Ahmed is now firmly grounded on Earth. He’s no longer searching for his home – he has created a home for himself. There’s a party there, and Life & Livin’ It is playing on the stereo. You are invited.
Buy Life & Livin’ It: http://sinkane.lnk.to/lifeandlivinit
Hi-res artwork, photos: LINK
Praise for Life & Livin’ It:
“May this be the album that gives you life.” – The Guardian, 4/5 stars
“2017’s Best Music” – NPR
“The best Sinkane album… a breezy thrill” – Stereogum, ‘Album of the Week’
“Thoroughly enjoyable” – New York Magazine Vulture
“The impression of an artist in absolute control and in full bloom.” – The Wall Street Journal
“As danceable as it is creative” – Entertainment Weekly
“The highlife bluster and catchy hooks of ‘Life & Livin’ It’ are sweet as taffy, like a bright sunburst of positivity that could melt ice.” – Pitchfork
“Uplifting, multifaceted grooves… unrestrained by genre and geography” – Magnet Magazine
“Songs that groove and provoke thought in equal measure… ‘Life and Livin’ It’ brims with musical and lyrical vitality.” – Washington Post
“As effortless as it is fantastically hooky.” – Boston Globe
“A throwback that also sounds very in the now” – Brooklyn Vegan
“A refreshing reminder that prayer needn’t be passive if we’re doing it right, and that in these uncertain times, putting good vibes into the air qualifies as a subversive act.” – NY Observer
“An inspired return that fuses a universal outlook with highly individual songwriting… Each song feels more muscular, the interplay between instruments more assured, more confident.” – Clash, 8/10 stars
“An elegantly executed pop album about determination, self-preservation, and positivity in the face of adversity… a weapon of hope, addressing his Western audiences while making a solid attempt to infiltrate the cultural bubble of Sudan.” – Okayafrica
“Ahmed Gallab has crafted nine tracks that celebrate the type of warmth and spirit that we could all do with a little more of.” – Drowned In Sound
Sinkane 2017 World Tour:
2/21 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe (http://bit.ly/2eY4TFh)
2/22 – Columbus, OH @ The Basement (http://bit.ly/2fvxIwM)
2/23 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall (http://bit.ly/2fSJSOm)
2/24 – Dearborn, MI @ Arab American National Museum (http://bit.ly/2fvrcpC)
2/28 – Seattle, WA @ The Tractor (http://ticketf.ly/2ge67lF)
3/01 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios(http://ticketf.ly/2fSJy21)
3/03 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent (http://ticketf.ly/2fDAVb7)
3/04 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater (http://ticketf.ly/2fVJgKf)
3/05 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar(http://fgtix.to/2fQd4o3)
3/11 – Adelaide, AU @ Botanic Park for WOMADelaide (http://bit.ly/1N74ABH)
3/12 – Adelaide, AU @ Botanic Park for WOMADelaide (http://bit.ly/1N74ABH)
3/17 – New Plymouth, NZ @ WOMAD NZ (http://bit.ly/2f1LGWq)
3/18 – New Plymouth, NZ @ WOMAD NZ (http://bit.ly/2f1LGWq)
3/23 – Birmingham,UK @ Hare & Hounds (http://bit.ly/2i9vQfA)
3/24 – Leeds, UK @ Headrow House (http://bit.ly/2jzbsot)
3/25 – Glasgow, UK @ 6Fest
3/27 – Manchester, UK @ Soup Kitchen (http://bit.ly/2i9wHNB)
3/29 – London, UK @ The Dome SOLD-OUT
3/30 – Paris, FR @ Point Ephemere (http://bit.ly/2fSgkAq)
4/01 – Amsterdam, NL @ Sugar Factory (http://bit.ly/2eC7AkM)
4/02 – Berlin, DE @ Volksbuhne Theatre (http://bit.ly/2f4f2U9)
4/03 – Cologne, DE @ Gebaude 9 (http://bit.ly/1PDQybH)
4/04 – Heidelberg, DE @ Karlstorbahnhof (http://bit.ly/2geqG0K)
4/05 – Munich, DE @ Kammerspiele (Kammer 2)(http://bit.ly/2f09WVG)
4/06 – Zurich, CH @ Bogen F (http://bit.ly/2f1MqLf)
4/07 – Milan, IT @ Biko Club  (http://bit.ly/2f0hvfg)
4/08 – Roma, IT @ Auditorium Parco della Musica (http://bit.ly/1GuHzb8)
4/19 – Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry (http://ticketf.ly/2ktoG66)
4/20 – Raleigh, NC @ Kings (http://bit.ly/2l9oB5r)
4/22 – Miami, FL@ TransAtlantic Festival (http://bit.ly/2kXzHJz)
4/23 – Orlando, FL @ The Social (http://ticketf.ly/2lpJhcI)
4/25 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl (http://bit.ly/2ktPBOO)
4/26 – Birmingham, AL @ Syndicate Lounge (http://ticketf.ly/2kzEfXV)
4/27 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa (http://ticketf.ly/2kseDyp)
4/28 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall (http://bit.ly/2l5iDm5)
4/29 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger (http://bit.ly/2kBU2rb)
4/30 – Austin, TX @ Empire Garage (http://bit.ly/SINKANEATX)
5/01 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues – Cambridge Room (http://bit.ly/2k5enlG)
5/02 – Little Rock, AR @ Stickyz Chicken Shack (http://bit.ly/2kE5QHi)
5/03 – Nashville, TN @ High Watt  (http://ticketf.ly/2l1CSEe)
5/05 – New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall w/ Twiddle (http://ticketf.ly/2kiJMlg)
5/27 – Neustrelitz, DE @ Immergut Festival   (http://bit.ly/1tSx7UT)
6/02 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound Festival (http://bit.ly/1GaKoM2
6/03 – London, UK @ Field Day (http://bit.ly/1u8qtdN)
6/15 – Hunter, NY @ Mountain Jam Festival (http://mountainjam.com)
6/16 – Hunter, NY @ Mountain Jam Festival (http://mountainjam.com)
7/29 – Dortmund, DE @ Juicy Beats Festival (http://bit.ly/2kENppi)
8/05 – Diepholz, DE @ Appletree Garden Festival (http://bit.ly/1rxSk99)
8/06 – Luxembourg, LX @ Food for your Senses Fest (https://ffys.eu)
8/31- 9/3 – Larmer Tree, UK @ End of the Road (http://bit.ly/1Eovc1M)
Sinkane on the Web:
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Handsome Ghost Headlining Pittsburgh @Cattivo 12/15

downloadHandsome Ghost return to Pittsburgh on December 15th to headline Cattivo

The creative effort of Boston-Native and English high school teacher turned indie-pop songwriter Tim Noyes, Handsome Ghost saw viral success when it’s first demo “Blood Stutter” hit the Spotify charts and racked up over 12 million plays, followed shortly by the release of the Steps EP in 2015 which now has 22 million + streams to date! Handsome Ghost recently released their new EP The Brilliant Glow (which already has over 14 million streams on Spotify) on 9/16 via Photo Finish Records (Misterwives, SHAED) and just wrapped up their two month tour as main support for Melanie Martinez.

Handsome Ghost

A philosophy major, a teacher, a folk singer; these are some of the paths Tim Noyes traveled before starting Handsome Ghost.

Noyes began writing folk songs in college, five hours west of his native Boston. After graduation, he taught English for three years at a Bronx high school, playing shows and open mics in the evenings. The contrast of clubs and classrooms couldn’t last, and a publishing deal encouraged him to risk becoming a full-time musician.

Eventually, Noyes felt himself moving away from folk music. As his tastes became more eclectic, “One month I love R&B and then it’s today’s pop or 90’s hits,” the acoustic world seemed to present certain limitations. At an artistic crossroads of sorts, he considered a possible return to teaching, a move to the suburbs, or joining his father’s family business.

Instead – Noyes poured his doubts into a new project, Handsome Ghost, still crafting every song with an acoustic guitar, but now augmenting them with colorful, electronic production. “I’m in a strange place in my life. I’m not a kid anymore but I know I’m not quite an adult yet, either,” Noyes explains. “I can pretend like I am and I often do, but if I’m being honest, I’m still not there. Many of these new songs live in that lost world between responsible and reckless, between figuring everything out and having absolutely no clue.”

In the generation of ever pro-longed youth, wondering when to grow up isn’t uncommon, but choosing a career in music only exacerbates the extremes.  For all of the perks – traveling the country with friends, performing each night, meeting new people – it’s not without malaise. It’s a life that leaves very little time for hobbies, friends back home, or love. But, when it comes down to one or the other, Noyes picks his music. With an early demo titled “Blood Stutter” going viral on Spotify and their debut EP Steps amassing over 20 million streams, Noyes spent most of 2015 touring the U.S. and writing Handsome Ghost’s debut album, which will be released in the Fall.

“It’s hard to know which parts of the past are worth fighting for and which parts are better to just let go of. Sometimes it seems like you have to cut ties to move forward, but that’s a lot easier said than done. I think a lot of these new songs center around that idea: we know what we need to do to grow, but that doesn’t always help.”

Bronze Radio Return at Diesel Club Lounge on 10/16

Bronze Radio Return’s radio single Only Temporary is already getting a ton of early spins from SiriusXM The Pulse and many other key Alternative Radio stations ahead of impact date. The band is touring behind their current albumLight Me Up.  Listen HERE. The title track was recently featured on Showtime’s new show “Roadies” – in fact the band has had more than 100 high-profile placements ranging from the 2014 film St. Vincent, to commercials for Nissan , Coca-Cola and Starbucks, to numerous television shows. Bronze Radio Return, who have more than30 million Spotify/YouTube streams, is a favorite at festivals and are known for their energetic live shows.

downloadPRAISE FOR BRONZE RADIO RETURN

“…big, buoyant pop…[single ’Light Me Up’] is bright, bouncy…” – NPR All Songs Considered

“…catchy, upbeat…Bronze Radio Return raises the roof…” – Wall Street Journal

“[a] festival-ready track…” – KCRW

The Suffers @ Diesel Club on 9/27

*Debut Self-Titled Album Now Available On iTunesAmazon & Spotify*

Watch The Suffers’ Music Video For “Midtown” on Saint Heron & “Peanuts” on Afropunk
 
Watch The Suffers Perform “Midtown” & “Peanuts” On Jimmy Kimmel Live!
 
Watch The Suffers Perform “Gwan” on Late Show With David Letterman 
 
Watch The Suffers’ NPR Tiny Desk Concert, Here: https://goo.gl/yROgXD
 
 
“If you can’t do this, get out of the business!”
– David Letterman
 
“They’re the sort of neo-retro group you never knew music was so badly missing”
– SPIN
 
“‘Make Some Room,’ opens with a blast of classic-sounding R&B horns 
and spends the next four and a half minutes subtly shifting from slinky to soaring and back again.”
 
Houston’s award-winning 10-piece ensemble, The Suffers, have announced additional fall tour dates with special guests Jakübi! The tour will now run through November 20th and hit 7 more cities across the US. Check out the full list of dates below!  The band officially released their debut self-titled album on February 12th, which is now available on iTunesAmazon & Spotify.Surrounding the release, The Suffers performed on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and Jimmy Kimmel Live (https://goo.gl/YkTnrh)!
Last year brought the band to new heights, as they played 150+ shows across North America, visited NPR in Washington, DC for a Tiny Desk Concert, and made their national television debut on Late Show With David Letterman.
Established in 2011, The Suffers’ lineup was curated by bassist Adam Castaneda and vocalist/keyboardist Pat Kelly, who brought on trumpet player Jon Durbin, trombonist Michael Razo,guitarist Kevin Bernier, percussionist Jose “Chapy” Luna, and drummer/vocalist Nick Zamora. Jazz saxophonist Cory Wilson and guitarist/vocalist Alex Zamora filled out the rhythm section, while frontwoman Kam Franklin topped off the group with soaring vocals.
In a short time, the band has progressed from packing Houston venues to accepting invitations for featured performances at Hangout Music Festival, Forecastle Festival, Electric Forest Festival, Pemberton Music Festival, Austin City Limits, Newport Folk Festival, XPoNential Festival, Landmark Music Festival, Voodoo Music + Arts Experience, LouFest, AmericanaFest, UTOPiAfest, SXSWFree Press Summer FestivalUntapped Festival, CMJ Music Marathon, and more. The Suffers have remained a local favorite, accepting 20 Houston Press Music Awards in the last three years.
For further information on The Suffers, please visit: www.thesuffers.com.

Listen to Mick Turner’s New Album & Watch Video Feat. Karen Black

Mick Turner of Dirty Three fame (as well as Venom P. Stinger, Bonny Billy, Cat Power, Fungus Brains and more) releases his heavily textured and sophisticated new album, Don’t Tell the Drivernext week, November 19th, on Drag City Records. With indecipherable themes of wonder and disenchantment, the album is an inspired and focused collection of songs that lead to new realms without sacrificing the elements that have typified Mick’s best work of the past. As November 19thdraws near, Mick and Drag City are sharing the new video for album track, “The Bird Catcher,” directed by Cam Archer, photographed by Darren Lew and featuring Karen Black. Head over to Indiewire to read about how these four artists came to work together on this stunning piece, as well as Cam’s thoughts on working with Karen. Then, listen to the album in its entirety via The New York Times‘ “Press Play.”

 

WATCH MICK TURNER’S “THE BIRD CATCHER” VIDEO (DIR. CAM ARCHER, FEAT. KAREN BLACK) –

http://youtu.be/2bFp_zIThYw

http://bit.ly/1bmN1ep

STREAM MICK TURNER’S DON’T TELL THE DRIVER VIA THE NEW YORK TIMES –

http://nyti.ms/19owrtP

LISTEN TO MICK TURNER’S “SOMETIMES” –

MICK TURNER TOUR DATES:

Tue. Nov. 12 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room w/ Bill Callahan

Wed. Nov. 13 – Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy and Harriets Pioneertown Palace w/ Bill Callahan

Thu. Nov. 14 – Los Angeles, CA @ Japan American Theater w/ Bill Callahan

Fri. Nov. 15 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Soho Restaurant & Music Club w/ Bill Callahan

Sat. Nov. 16 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall w/ Bill Callahan

Sun. Nov. 17 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel w/ Bill Callahan

Tue. Nov. 19 – Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater w/ Bill Callahan

Wed. Nov. 20 – Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s w/ Bill Callahan

Thu. Nov. 21 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom w/ Mono

Fri. Nov. 22 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge w/ Mono

Sat. Nov. 23 – Detroit, MI @ The Loving Touch w/ Mono

Sun. Nov. 24 – Chicago, IL @ Soccer Club Club (Art Show)

Sun. Dec. 1 – Pontins, Camber Sands, UK @ ATP Festival (End of An Era Pt. 2)

Don’t Tell the Driver pre-order – http://www.dragcity.com/products/dont-tell-the-driver

Mick Turner online:

www.mickturner.com

www.dragcity.com/artists/mick-turner

www.pitchperfectpr.com

www.facebook.com/pages/Mick-Turner/116735025006489

STREAM YELLOWBIRDS’ NEW ALBUM AT THE NEW YORK TIMES; WATCH NEW VIDEO AT THE ATLANTIC

SONGS FROM THE VANISHED FRONTIER  OUT 5/28 ON ROYAL POTATO FAMILY

Yellowbirds’ new record, Songs From The Vanished Frontier, is being released next week, and we invite you to sample Sam Cohen and company’s sweeping new release, as it’s streaming in its entirety over at The Grey Lady, aka The New York Times. How fortuitous that the Times has decided to share this record with the city, as the band will be hosting a residency at Brooklyn’s Rockwood Music Hall in the month of June, performing every Wednesday with different guests every week!

 

LISTEN TO SONGS FROM THE VANISHED FRONTIER HERE – http://nyti.ms/19owrtP

 

Also, Yellowbirds are excited to present the second video for the record, the aquatic scenery of “The Ceiling.” The video was made by Caitlin and Josh Drake, a pair of filmmakers with whom Cohen collaborated by scoring their silent caper film, “Across The Whipplewash.” Culled from old Jacques Cousteau footage found in the refuse bins at Emerson College, the gorgeous underwater scenery is augmented by the Drakes with hand painted film effects, analog animation and photography, and digital editing, creating an amazing visual representation for the swirling and swelling song.The Atlantic premiered the video today.

 

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR “THE CEILING” HERE – http://youtu.be/ceMSi8EweD0

 

YELLOWBIRDS LIVE DATES (more west coast dates coming soon!):

Sat. May 25 – Boston, MA @ The Lilypad

Wed. June 5 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall w/ Alecia Chakour

Wed. June 12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall w/ Jocie Adams & Arc Iris (from Low Anthem)

Wed. June 19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall w/ The Philistines Jr.

Wed. June 26 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall w/ Superhuman Happiness

Sat. June 29 – Kingston, NY @ BSP Lounge

Fri. Aug. 2 – Happy Valley, OR @ Pickathon

Sat. Aug. 3 – Happy Valley, OR @ Pickathon

Sun. Aug. 4 – Happy Valley, OR @ Pickathon

Wed. Aug. 7 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Bar

 

Watch the video for “Young Men of Promise” here – http://youtu.be/sI2sNDrWp9Y

Pre-order Songs From The Vanished Frontier here –  http://bit.ly/128TXbC

 

 

Yellowbirds Online:

http://www.facebook.com/YellowbirdsMusic

http://cargocollective.com/yellowbirds/

http://yellowbirds.bandcamp.com/

http://royalpotatofamily.com/

Parquet Courts Announce US Tour & Share New Track

Parquet Courts are headin’ down south to the Mecca of tacos, Austin, TX, for a flurry of shows at this year’s SXSW festival. After that, they’re heading overseas to the UK for their first-ever shows outside of North America (if the NME‘s 9/10 review of Light Up Gold is any indicator of people’s excitement over there, the shows should be pure madness). Following a little time off, the band will embark on their largest tour of the US yet, part of which will see them sharing the stage with killer Australian outfit Total Control. Dates are listed below.

 

Over the past 3 months, people have been discovering Parquet Courts’ Light Up Gold,and very quickly anointing it their favorite record of the year. They’re not alone, as The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, SPIN, NPR Music, The Guardian, Sound Opinions, and countless other publications and programs have joined choir. In short, this is one of those game-changing rock n’ roll records that people realize they’ll be listening to years from now. File it next to Modern Lovers and Marquee Moon, because Light Up Gold is here to stay. It’s out now on What’s Your Rupture?.

 

With the record being initially available since June, and with the wider release coming in January, people are understandably chomping at the bit for new music from the band. Well, wait not more. Here’s a b-side off their upcoming single for “Borrowed Time,” (What’s Your Rupture?) entitled “Smart Aleck Kid.” Revel in all one-minute-six-seconds of its glory. Order the 7″ here.

 

PARQUET COURTS TOUR DATES (INCLUDING SXSW):

 

Thu-March-7 New York,NY @ Bowery Ballroom w/ The Men *SOLD OUT*

Fri-March-8  Mexico City, Mexico @ Auditorio Blackberry w/ Mykki Blanco

Sat-March-9 Monterey, Mexico @ Festival Nrmal

Thu-March-14 Austin,TX  @ 1100 East 5th (Pitchfork SXSW Day Party) – 2:30pm

Fri-March-15 Austin,TX @ Mohawk (Ground Control Touring Official SXSW Showcase) – 12am

Sat-March-16 Austin,TX @ Red 7 (Chaos in Tejas Official SXSW Showcase) – 9:45pm

Sun-March-17 Dallas,TX @ Club Dada (Spillover Fest)

Sat-May-4 Philadelphia,PA @ PhilaMOCA

Sat-May-25 Washington,DC  @ The Black Cat w/ Total Control

Sun-May-26 Richmond,VA @ Strange Matter w/ Total Control

Mon-May-27  Atlanta,GA @ 529 w/ Total Control

Tue-May-28 Memphis,TN @ Murphy’s w/ Total Control

Wed-May-29 Denton,TX @ Rubber Gloves w/ Total Control

Thu-May-30 Austin,TX @ Chaos in Tejas

Fri-May-31 Austin,TX @ Chaos in Tejas

Sat-June-1 Austin,TX @ Chaos in Tejas

Mon-June-3 Phoenix,AZ @ The Rhythm Room

Tue-June-4  San Diego,CA@ Che Cafe

Wed-June-5 Los Angeles,CA @ The Echo

Fri-June-7 San Francisco,CA @ Rickshaw Stop

Sun-June-9 Oakland,CA @ 1234-GO Records

Mon-June-10 Davis,CA @ Davis 4th

Wed-June-12 Portland,OR @ Doug Fir w/ Naomi Punk

Thu-June-13 Seattle,WA @ Neumos w/ Naomi Punk

Fri-June-14 Vancouver,BC @ Media Club w/ Naomi Punk

Mon-June-17 Boise,ID @ Neurolux

Tue-June-18 Salt Lake City,UT @ Urban Lounge

Wed-June-19 Denver,CO @ Larimer Lounge

Thu-June-20 Omaha,NE @ Sweatshop

Fri-June-21 Minneapolis,MN @ Triple Rock

Sat-June-22 Madison,WI @ High Noon

Sun-June-23 Bloomington,IN @ The Bishop

Mon-June-24 Columbus,OH @ Ace of Cups

Tue-June-25 Detroit,MI @ Magic Stick

Fri-Aug-2 Happy Valley, OR @ Pickathon

Sat-Aug-3 Happy Valley, OR @ Pickathon

Sun-Aug-4 Happy Valley, OR @ Pickathon

 

 

PRAISE FOR LIGHT UP GOLD

 

“The Brooklyn-via-Texas band makes near-perfect post-college rock, merging sharp, twitchy post-punk (Wire, The Fall, Gang of Four, The Feelies) and sweet, slovenly early-Nineties indie rock, while nailing all the right 24-or-so themes – not knowing what to do with your life, not being as smart as you thought you were, realizing the world is much bigger and weirder than you’d previously imagined.” – Rolling Stone

 

“‘I was walking through Ridgewood, Queens/I was flipping through magazines/I was so stoned and starving,’ Andrew Savage rambles on ‘Stoned and Starving,’ a dry-wit post-punk number that could almost pass for a novelty song. That careful balance is on display throughout this album, heavy with bubbling, bulbous guitars by way of Wire, the singing and songwriting mostly split between Austin Brown and Mr. Savage, who are astute enough to write taut, smart lyrics, and self-aware enough to arch an eyebrow while maintaining the pose.” – The New York Times

 

“Warning: Parquet Courts’ Light Up Gold will induce uncontrollable ear-to-ear grinning” –Jim DeRogatis, Sound Opinions/WBEZ.org 4 out of 4 stars)

 

“Between the latter-day boho undertones, detuned guitar rave-ups, spaced-out wordiness, and low-fidelity sonics, it expertly mashes up Sonic Youth, Pavement, and Guided by Voices. Nothing out of the ordinary about any of those reference points, but Parquet Courts’ over-the-top energy, speed, and succinctness makes the combination sound fresher than anything the original elements have managed in years” – SPIN (8 of 10 SPIN ESSENTIAL)

 

“Parquet Courts’ Light Up Gold is a gel-capsule-sized dosage of distilled NYC punk rock: vinegary smarts, reeled-off quotables…and twiggy guitars. It’s maximum-attitude, minimum-patience: not just smart, but frantically smart, blurting out everything it might have to say before the time clock expires” – Pitchfork

“The acerbic lines Savage and Brown spit into the mic about everything from wandering through Queens bodegas (‘Stoned and Starving’) to nostalgia’s relationship with mortality (‘Borrowed Time’) invoke the old-fashioned idea of punk as something more than music.” – Village Voice

 

“Parquet Courts have produced a debut that’s both instantly addictive and lastingly rewarding: a smart, snappy concoction of worldly wisdom and garage-rock gratification.” –The Guardian (5 out of 5 Stars)

 

Parquet Courts Online:

http://parquetcourts.wordpress.com/

http://dulltools.bandcamp.com/album/light-up-gold

http://pitchperfectpr.com/a_pc.html