Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Guantanamo Baywatch Hits the East Coast Starting Tomorrow Night

Portland, OR's Guantanamo Baywatch hits the east coast this week for a couple dates - don't miss em!

11/12 Baltimore @ The Crown
11/13 Philadelphia @ Kung Fu Necktie
11/14 Brooklyn @ Death By Audio
11/15 Brooklyn @ Baby's All Right
11/17 New York @ Cake Shop

Friday, November 7, 2014

WFMU's new schedule is up!

Check it out HERE!

Some changes to note: Mondays will now suck way less since Joe Belock's Three Chord Monte will be on Mondays 12-noon and Todd-O-Phonic Todd will have a show from 3-5pm on Saturdays.

And don't forgot that a lot of WFMU shows are available as podcasts so you can listen to WFMU while you're trying to drown out "WHAT TIME IS IT?" "IT'S SHOWTIME!!" on your commute home.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Danny and the Darleans European Tour Starts Tomorrow

Danny and the Darleans - Danny Kroha from The Gories' garage pop project - heads to Europe tomorrow. Tour dates and some awesome tunes below!

11/8 | IT, LUCCA – SEED
11/11 | IT, ROME – 30 FORMICHE
11/15 | CH, LUGANO – LI
11/16 | CH, LUZERN – SEDEL
11/21 | BE, LIEGE – MAD CAFE

Last Day to Purchase Michael Lynch's Halloween Single!

Today is the last day to purchase Michael Lynch's Halloween single, "Mr. Monster" b/w "Going The Wrong Way". At $2, it's the cheapest trick around.


You can catch Michael playing bass with the amazing Palmyra Delran this Saturday 11/1 at The Delancey (NYC), with The Above, Stupidity (Sweden) and the GTVs. RSVP HERE!

Sam Coffey and the Iron Lungs premiere new horror-themed video for "Brides of Satan"

Happy Halloween! Our Toronto pals Sam Coffey and the Iron Lungs bring you this horror-themed video today for your viewing pleasure, for their song "Brides of Satan".

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Mean Jeans/Kepi Ghoulie Maul of America November & December Tour Dates

Mean Jeans will be playing a set and also playing as Kepi's backing band doing the songs of Groovie Ghoulies and more every night. Tour dates below!

Nov 20 Portland @ White Owl Social Club

Nov 21 Seattle @ Black Lodge

Nov 22 Missoula @ The Palace
Nov 23 Great Falls MT @ Machinery Row 

Nov 24 Fargo @ New Direction 

Nov 25 Minneapolis @ Triple Rock
Nov 26 Green Bay @ Crunchy Frog

Nov 28 Cleveland @ the happy dog at Euclid tavern

Nov 29 Brooklyn @ Grand Victory

Nov 30 Philadelphia @ Golden Tea House

Dec 2 Indianapolis @ The Hi-Fi

Dec 5 SLC @ Diabolical Records

Hidden Volume Records Spooktacular Sale!

Our pals over at Hidden Volume Records are having a Spooktacular sale! From now until November 1st, get 20% off everything at hiddenvolume.com!

Hidden Volume launched about a year ago and has already put out a slew of slaying 45s by bands like The Stents, The Improbables, The Belltowers, The Torments, The Ar-Kaics and more...hot damn!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Woggles Southern California November tour dates + Mighty Manfred sitting in with The Sound Reasons tonight

Good news, Southern Californians! The rafter-shakin' Woggles are playing a couple dates in your neck of the woods next month.

Wednesday 11/19/: The Observatory, Santa Ana, CA w/The Hurricanes, Boss Tides
Thursday 11/20: Alex's Bar, Long Beach CA w/The Ding Dong Devils
Friday 11/21: Til 2, San Diego, CA w/The Rosalyns, The Diddley Daddies
Saturday 11/22: The Redwood, Los Angeles CA w/Two Tens, The Sloths

And, if you're around tonight (Wednesday, October 22nd), The Professor Mighty Manfred is sitting in with The Sound Reasons to lend his caterwauling to their 60s garage rock sounds for a couple of songs. They have a residency this month at Davey Wayne's in Hollywood. Free show!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Johnnys, Twin Guns & Paul Collins play a free CMJ show at Niagara this Thursday October 23rd

This Thursday, The Johnnys will be joined by our pals Twin Guns and Paul Collins Beat at Niagara in NYC for CMJ. RSVP HERE. It's free. What more do you want?

Set times are:
8:30 The Johnny's
9:45 Twin Guns
10:45 Paul Collins Beat

And check out Paul Collins' video for "I Need My Rock N Roll" off his new album, Feel The Noise (Alive Records), starring Esther Crow from The Electric Mess (and featuring the full band), and shot partly at one of our favorite dives, Hank's Saloon.

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Love Me Nots US Tour Dates + new LP due out next month

Phoenix's The Love Me Nots are back on the road in support of their sixth album, Sucker, due out next month on Atomic A Go Go Records. You can pre-order it HERE. The first 100 pressings will be on white vinyl. These will be shipped first for as long as they last. (Limit 1 white LP per order.) All pre-orders will include an official embroidered Love Me Nots SUCKER trucker cap. One size. This is a deal, people. Go for the pre-order!

West coast and Northeast tour dates below!



Here's an oldie but goodie video that we love, for "Move In Tight".

Friday, October 17, 2014

Power pop supergroup The Empty Hearts play Brooklyn tomorrow night

The rumors are true! Elliot Easton (The Cars), Clem Burke (Blondie), Andy Babiuk (The Chesterfield Kings) and Wally Palmer (The Romantics) started a band called The Empty Hearts. And they rule. They've been playing a couple East Coast tour dates to prepare for some dates in Tokyo later this month, and they'll be at Brooklyn's Knitting Factory tomorrow night, Saturday October 18th, with Party Lights opening. 

On Sunday, October 19, they'll be in Cranston, RI, at the Park Theater RIPCA, and then on October 22 and 23 they'll be in Tokyo for Billboard Live Tokyo.

RSVP to the Brooklyn show HERE and buy tickets HERE.

And dig the single, "I Don't Want Your Love (If You Don't Want Me)" from their album HERE!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Nude Beach tour dates + stream their upcoming album

Long Island power-pop kings Nude Beach, who we first saw when they opened for Reigning Sound at Brooklyn Bowl in May, has a bunch of tour dates coming up, starting with a free show Monday at New York City's Other Music.

10/20 New York, NY @ Other Music
10/24: Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool (CMJ Distiller Showcase)
10/26: Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
10/27: Chicago, IL @ Subterranean 
10/28: Minneapolis, MN @ Hexagon
10/29: Milwaukee, WI @ Ground Zero House
10/30: Cincinnati, OH @ the Drinkery
10/31: Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
11/1: Chattanooga, TN @ JJ's Bohemia
11/2: Athens, GA @ Hi-Lo Lounge
11/3: Raleigh, NC @ Nice Price Books + Records
11/4: Washington, DC @ Black Cat
11/5: New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
11/6: Allston, MA @ O'Brien's Pub
11/22: Toronto, ON @ Not Dead Yet Fest

Check out "For You" off their upcoming album 77, which comes out Tuesday October 21st on Don Giovanni Records.

Actually, why you're at it, why don't you stream the whole album at Pitchfork.

The Split Signals, The Von Ghouls & The Electric Mess play Grand Victory tomorrow night

Welcome back to us!

We've taken a bit of a hiatus recently due to our lives being too darn busy. But we've decided to say, fuck work! We're back. And blogging our butts off.

We wanna start by telling you about an awesome show happening at The Grand Victory in Williamsburg tomorrow night, October 17, with our pals The Split Signals, The Von Ghouls, and The Electric Mess. The Split Signals kick off the night at 8pm and it's gonna be a barnburner, if such a thing is possible in Williamsburg.


The Split Signals

The Von Ghouls

The Electric Mess

Saturday, July 26, 2014


Brooklyn's Lex Loser are embarking on a 4 days tour in August to promote their brand new EP, LOW XII. The EP will be available on August 1st, when the band will start their tour.  Check out their dates below and listen to preview of their EP here:

8/1 Troy NY, Mystery Island
8/6 Spokane WA, Baby Bar

8/8 Portland OR, Lightbox Kulturhaus 

8/23 Pittsburgh PA, 31 PUB

Friday, June 20, 2014

Last day to pre-order King Salami and the Cumberland Three's new EP on Chaputa Records

Today is the last day to pre-order King Salami and the Cumberland Three's new EP on Chaputa Records, Howlin' For My Woman, which means it's the last day to order it for the special price of only 5 euros. The first 100 copies will be shipped with two free beer coasters because we know you will be drinking beer while listening to this howlin' slab! 

That sounded cheesy. 

I guess everyone needs coasters. Maybe you'll just be drinking iced tea. We don't judge.

Order it HERE.

Here's a great video from their live set on Joe Belock's Three Chord Monte show on WFMU back in January.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Video: Bruiser Queen's "Tiny Heart Attack"

St. Louis's great garage pop duo Bruiser Queen just released a new video for "Tiny Heart Attack." If Shannon and the Clams, La Luz and Sleater Kinney had an orgy that resulted in one baby, and that baby grew up and started a band, it would be Bruiser Queen.

You can get Bruiser Queen's previous releases at their Bandcamp page.

They'll be playing at The Demo in St. Louis on June 24th, and will hopefully tour and come to all your hometowns soon.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds September US Tour Dates

Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds are touring the US in September, along with Hamilton, Toronto and Montreal. Dates below.

9/10/2014 St Louis MO Off Broadway Night Club
9/11/2014 Chicago IL Red Line Tap
9/12/2014 Indianapolis IN The Hi-Fi
9/13/2014 Columbus OH Ace OF Cups
9/14/2014 Cleveland OH Now That's Class
9/15/2014 Hamilton ON Casbah
9/16/2014 Toronto ON Silver Dollar
9/17/2014 Montreal QC Divan Orange- Pop Montreal Festival
9/18/2014 Kingston NY BSP Kingston
9/19/2014 Brooklyn NY Glasslands Gallery
9/20/2014 Washington DC Comet Ping Pong
9/21/2014 Off 
9/22/2014 Richmond VA Strange Matter
9/23/2014 Wilmington NC Orton's Bar and Billiards
9/24/2014 Durham NC The Pinhook
9/25/2014 Asheville NC Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall
9/26/2014 Knoxville TN Pilot Light
9/27/2014 Cincinnati OH MOTR Pub- MidPointe Music Fest

Dig their whole live KEXP set here from back in February.

Out now on Hidden Volume Records!

We have to give a shout out to one of the coolest new labels around, Hidden Volume, out of Baltimore. Since John Waters is from Baltimore, everything from Baltimore is inherently cool, but Hidden Volume would be cool anywhere because they are putting out tons of awesome records.

We wanted to walk y'all through their still small but killer catalogue. For a new label, they've been putting out records at breakneck speed, and from the looks of things they have a ton of great singles scheduled for later this year, from Ohio's The Torments, Brooklyn's Quitty and The Don'ts, and way more.

First up is Sick Thoughts "I Got Hands". Sick Thoughts is one Drew Owen, age 16, a teen terrorist weened on a steady diet of Killed By Death comps, Flamin' Groovies and hot dogs. This prolific band (1 LP, 2 cassettes, 3 singles and several side projects--in one year!) brings us the ultimate self-loathing/love anthem "I Got Hands". The flip is a down and dirty punk stomper in the 79 tradition.

Limited edition of 300. 150 pink/150 orange vinyl. Sleeve designed by Drew himself. Includes lyric sheet so you can sing along and a digital download card.  Buy it HERE for a measly $5!

Next up is The Belltowers "No Matter". Two tracks of psych-folk-rock. Ample amounts of killer harmonies, 12-string jangle and a heavy dose of Byrds and Love make this the soundtrack to summer. Ex-members of The Lears, The Green Today and Los Knievels.

This single is limited to 300 copies on clear vinyl. Full color pocket sleeve with artwork by Carl Nielson and X10. Comes with Digital Download Card and an exclusive Belltowers sticker. This one is also $5 tiny dollars. Buy it HERE.

Anything called "The Scrump" cannot be bad. It just can't. Here we have the blistering sleaze-a-phonic sax driven single by GA/FL instrumental quartet, The Delusionaires! Two sides of low-fi slop that should satisfy any fan of the Las Vegas Grind series of bump n' grind instros. Features members of The Tandoori Knights, Mondellos and Wild-Tones. 

PINK vinyl, limited edition of 300 copies. VINYL ONLY. Comes in a handsome Stoughton jacket designed by X10 featuring a sizzling pin-up by Greg Reinel. Ships with an exclusive Dels coaster. At $6, we are gonna have to say this is still the bargain of the century. Buy it HERE.

We know The Ar-Kaics' "Sick and Tired" is a killer because it ain't hidin' behind no fancy artwork. This is the first release from Hi-Vo's "Factory Series". "Sick and Tired" is a classic garage thumper that would be at home on Back From The Grave Vol. 10 or maybe even 11. The B-Side slows it down to a 13th Floor Elevators style psych-punk crawl just for good measure.

This is a Hidden Volume Records "Factory Series" 45 RPM single. Black vinyl, limited edition of 300 copies. VINYL ONLY. Comes with a fancy Hi-Vo house sleeve designed by X10 and lovingly screened by Steady Print Co of Minneapolis. Each single ships with a souvenir Ar-Kaics matchbook! Buy this garage monstrosity HERE for just $5.

Now we come to The Stents, the crown jewels of Baltimore's garage rock scene! "Meet Mike Hate" is the first single from Baltimore's ultimate garage rock combo, and thankfully, it is not the last. Two hits of primitive riffs, maracas and hammond B-3 grind. Recorded at Invisible Sound Studios, 2012. Limited Ed. of 500 pressed on sexy red vinyl. Deluxe Hi-Vo pocket sleeve by X10!

Includes immediate download of 2-track album in the high-quality format of your choice (MP3, FLAC, and more), plus unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app. Only $5! Buy it HERE.

"Limbs" is the second single from The Stents. Recorded during the "Meet Mike Hate" sessions, April 2012. Limited ed. 300, green vinyl 7" in custom Hi-Volume jacket. Art by X10.

Includes immediate download of 2-track album in the high-quality format of your choice (MP3, FLAC, and more), plus unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app. Only 5 bux! Buy it HERE.

You can also listen to all these gems at Hidden Volume's Soundcloud page. Now go buy them already!! Why are you still even reading this! GO!

Friday, June 13, 2014

The Naked Heroes release new video for "Blue Medusa"

There are good videos, and then there are great videos that combine zombies, satanic rituals, murder, blood and sex. And a killer song. Those videos are few and far between, but luckily Brooklyn's husband and wife duo Naked Heroes did just that, so we have no choice but to post it here and tell you how awesome it is. Now watch it.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Daddy Long Legs East Coast June tour dates

Daddy Long Legs, our favorite howlin' backwoods-via-Brooklyn bluesmen, have a bunch of East Coast tour dates this month!

June 20- Colonial Beach, VA. Blues Fest
June 21- Hampton, VA. Taphouse w Lonely Teardrops
June 22- Richmond VA. Bandito's w Lonely Teardrops
June 24- Charleston SC. Folly Beach Shrimp Co.
June 25- Wilmington NC. Orton's w White Mystery
June 26- Raleigh, NC. Neptune's
June 27- Baltimore, MD. Lithuanian Hall
June 29- New York, NY. Bowery Electric w Black Oak Arkansas

Dig their whole Evil Eye On You album here! Available from Norton Records HERE!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

The Jim Jones Revue Last Hurrah European Tour

We told you to go see them and you didn't listen! Now they're breaking up and it's all your fault. Well, maybe not, but only you Europeans out there are lucky enough to catch them again on their last hurrah tour. Fare thee well Jim Jones Revue...as one of the last torchbearers of real, raw, hiiiigh energy rock and roll, we'll really miss ya!

Now stop crying like a little baby and watch some real rock and roll for fuck's sake!

Pop Montreal announces 2014 lineup

Pop Montreal will take place September 17-21 at various venues in Montreal and the first round of bands they announced is a doozy to say the least:

Alden Penner * Blues Control * Bomba Estéreo * Buddy McNeil & the Magic Mirrors * Calypso Rose & Kobo Town *  les CB’s * Cymbals Eat Guitars * Dessa * les Deuxluxes * Diane Cluck * DJ Food * DJ Cheeba & Moneyshot * Donnie & Joe Emerson * Dot Wiggins Band * Grey Lands * Hailu Mergia & Low Mentality * Hiss Golden Messenger * J.J. Fad * Jamboree *  Gazoline featuring Simon des Lutins *  Kaaris * Katie Moore * Kid Congo Powers & the Pink Monkey Birds *  la Luz * Lizzo * Lydia Ainsworth * Mozart’s Sister * Mutual Benefit * Ought * Panda Bear * Pharis & Jason Romero * Philémon Cimon * PS I Love You * Ronnie Spector * Sheryl Crow * Shonen Knife * Solids * Sun Kil Moon * Suzanne Vega * the Rural Alberta Advantage * the Wooden Sky * Timber Timbre * TOPS * Trust * Twin Shadow * Ty Segall * Why? * Wand * Zébulon 

In addition, legendary producer Steve Albini (Nirvana, the Pixies, the Breeders, PJ Harvey, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, the Stooges etc) will participate in a Pop Symposium during the festival. The full line-up (300+ more bands) will be unveiled on Aug. 27, the same day that Pop will mount a free show at Place Emilie Gamelin featuring A Tribe Called Red. 

Here are the details for the confirmed shows:

Sun Kil Moon + guests  
Wednesday, Sept. 17 
Ukrainian Federation, 5213 Hutchison 
doors 7pm, show 8pm 
Tickets on sale June 6th, $28 av / $30 door  

The Wooden Sky + guests 
Wednesday, Sept. 17 
Sala Rossa, 4848 St-Laurent 
doors 7:30pm, show 8:30pm 
Tickets on sale June 6th, $15 av / $20 door

Bomba Estéreo + guests 
Wednesday, Sept. 17 
Le Late Night Little Burgundy, TBC 
doors 9:30pm, show 10:30pm 
Tickets on sale June 6th, $15 av / $20 door 

Donnie & Joe Emerson + guests  
Thursday, Sept. 18 
Cabaret du Mile End, 5240 av. du Parc 
doors 7pm, show 8pm 
Tickets on sale June 6th, $18 av / $22 door 

Sheryl Crow + guests 
Friday, Sept. 19 
L’Olympia, 1004 Ste-Catherine E. 
doors 7pm, show 8pm 
Tickets $144,87 / $121,87 / $75,88  

Timber Timbre + guests 
Friday, Sept. 19 
Metropolis, 59 Ste-Catherine E. 
doors 7pm, show 8pm Tickets $30 av / $32,50 door 

Ronnie Spector + guests 
Friday, Sept. 19 Théâtre Rialto, 5723 Parc 
doors 7pm, show 8pm 
Tickets on sale June 6th, $30 av / $35 door

DJ Food, DJ Cheeba & DJ Moneyshot – 3 Way Mix (Paul’s Boutique Reconstructed) 
Friday, Sept. 19 Club Soda, 1225 St-Laurent 
doors 9pm, show 10pm 
Tickets on sale June 6th, $25 av / $30 door 

Trust + guests 
Friday, Sept. 19 Le Late Night Little Burgundy, TBC 
doors 11pm, show midnight 
Tickets on sale June 6th, $15 av / $20 door 

PANDA BEAR + Blues Control + guests  
Saturday, Sept. 20 
Théâtre Rialto, 5723 Parc 
doors 7pm, show 8pm
Tickets on sale June 6th, $25 av / $30 door 

Dot Wiggins Band + guests 
Saturday, Sept. 20 
Sala Rossa, 4848 St-Laurent 
doors 7:30pm , show 8:30pm 
Tickets on sale June 6th, $13 av / $17 door 

Ty Segall + La Luz + guests 
Saturday, Sept. 20 
Club Soda, 1225 St-Laurent 
doors 8pm, show 9pm 
Tickets on sale June 6th, $18 av / $22 door 

J.J. Fad + Lizzo +  guests 
Saturday, September 20th, 2014 
Le Late Night Little Burgundy, TBC 
doors 11pm, show midnight 
Tickets on sale June 6th, $15 av / $20 door 

Suzanne Vega + guests 
Sunday, September 21st, 2014 
Ukrainian Federation, 5213 Hutchison 
doors 7pm, show 8pm 
Tickets on sale June 6th, $30 av / $35 door 

Tickets for each show can be purchased HERE

Festival passes are $199 until June 30 and are available HERE

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Dirty Fences July European Tour Dates

Dirty Fences are heading to Europe in July for a whole mess of tour dates covering the Czech Republic, Germany, Holland, France, Spain, Portugal and Italy.

Listen to their awesomeness here:

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

King Pizza Records Presents: Pizza Fest! June 20-22 in Brooklyn

Brooklyn's own King Pizza Records ( cuz where else could a label called King Pizza be from?) presents the first PIZZA FEST, an all-out assault on the non-fat, low-carb music.

Day 1 - FRIDAY, JUNE 20 @ Don Pedro (90 Manhattan Ave., Brooklyn) 
Doors at 8 PM, $5

Greasy Hearts (TAPE RELEASE!!!!!)
Sun Voyager (Upstate NY)

Day 2 - SATURDAY, JUNE 21 @ Mystery Spaghetti Hut (message here for address)
ALL DAMN DAY - Doors at 1 PM, $8


Day 3 - SUNDAY, JUNE 22 @ Don Pedro (90 Manhattan Ave., Brooklyn)
Doors at 8 PM, $5

Long Kill 
The Yin Yangs

You can either pay the above price at the door or we will be selling SUPER SPECIAL HANDMADE 3-day passes for $13!!! <------(that's a deal!)

3-Day passes will be on sale through King Pizza (message them HERE) or at Human Head on Johnson and Graham in Brooklyn around June 1st.

Quintron and Miss Pussycat European Tour Dates

Quintron and Miss Pussycat just announced a ton of European tour dates, starting July 26 in France. US tour dates coming soon!

26/07/2014_research Lyon/ Basel 
27/07/2014_Munich @ Club2
28/07/2014_Berlin @ TBA
29/07/2014_Hamburg @ Hafenklang
30/07/2014_Offenbach @ Hafen 2
31/07/2014_Utrecht @ DB's
01/08/2014_Liège@ Micro festival
02/08/2014_Binic festival
03/08/2014_TBC on the road
04/08/2014_TBC on the road
05/08/2014_Oviedo @ TBA
06/08/2014_Madrid or OFF??
07/08/2014_Orense, @ Cafe Cultural
08/08/2014_Lisbon, @ Sabotage Club
09/08/2014_Malaga @ Canela Party 
10/08/2014_show in Benidorm or Madrid or OFF 
11/08/2014_San Sebastian @ Dababada 
12/08/2014_Bordeaux @ Relâche 
13/08/2014_Paris movie screening / DJ set or OFF? 
14/08/2014_Brussels movie screening or OFF? 
15/08/2014_Zomerparkfeest @ AL Venlo 
16/08/2014_Aalborg @ 1000 Fryd 
17/08/2014_TBC on the road
18/08/2014_TBC on the road
19/08/2014_TBC on the road
20/08/2014_TBC on the road
21/08/2014_TBC on the road
22/08/2014_Lausanne @ For Noise festival 
23/08/2014_Nanterre @ Ferme du Bonheur festival 
24/08/2014_TBC on the road

USA (full tour announced soon)

September 4 - Knoxville, TN @ The Pilot Light
September 5 and 6 - Lafayette Georgia (near Atlanta) @ Meltasia Festival (ANDY ANIMALE) Q and P plus Weather Warlock
with Hawkwind, Black Lips, Shannon and The Clams, Shazzula, more

Friday, May 9, 2014

Shannon and the Clams European tour dates

Shannon and the Clams head to Europe next week for a tour that covers France, Spain, Germany and the UK.

05.16.14 - Pau, FR - Festival Rock This Town @ L'Ampli
05.17.14 - Angouleme, FR - La Nef
05.18.14 - Vitoria, ES - Ibu Hots
05.19.14 - San Sebastian, ES - Bukowski
05.20.14 - Gijon, ES - TBC
05.21.14 - La Coruna, ES - Mardi Gras
05.22.14 - Madrid, ES - Charada ^
05.23.14 - Sevilla, ES - Territorios Festival
05.24.14 - Alcala de Henares, ES - Ego Live
05.26.14 - Berlin, DE - Monarch
05.27.14 - Leipzig, DE - Gold Horn
05.29.14 - Lyon, FR - Nuits Sonores Festival
05.30.14 - Paris, FR - Born Bad Festival @ La Machine du Moulin Rouge *
05.31.14 - Bourges, FR - Cosmic Trip Festival *
06.01.14 - Binic, FR - Binic Fesival Pre-party
06.02.14 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club
06.03.14 - Newcastle, UK - Cluny
06.04.14 - London, UK - Lexington
06.05.14 - Brighton, UK - The Hope
06.06.14 - Notre Dame des Baumes, FR - West Side Festival
06.07.14 - Bordeaux, FR - Vicious Soul Festival @ Heretic Club

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Listen to Space Raft's new album out May 13 on Dusty Medical Records

Milwaukee's Space Raft will release their debut LP May 13 on the great Dusty Medical Records (home of one of our favorite bands, The Goodnight Loving, RIP).

The Milwaukee Records says: "Few Milwaukee albums in recent history have drummed up as much pre-release hype than the self-titled debut from Space Raft. There are plenty of reasons for that: The band’s résumé is top-notch (members have done time/are currently doing time with Call Me Lightning, Whips, Mystery Girls, Circles, and Temper Temper); and the record’s first single, “We Are Not Alone,” is the kind of song that begs to score countless joyfully bleary summer porch parties. But does the full record live up to the fevered anticipation? Is it as good as everyone has been hoping? Will it surely be one of the best Milwaukee albums of 2014? Yes it does, yes it is, and yes it will.

Big guitars, bigger hooks, and ’70s/’90s power-pop goodness (think Big Star and Matthew Sweet) are the order of Space Raft’s day. It’s a record that isn’t afraid to embrace a slightly psychedelic bent and a faint whiff of stoner-friendliness (there’s a sci-fi concept album buried somewhere beneath the surface, Atari-style), and a debut that exudes the effortless confidence of seasoned pros. Singer-guitarist Jordan Davis, bassist Srini Radhakrishna, keyboardist TJay Christenson, and drummer Tyler Chicorel scatter countless examples of rock-solid pop craftsmanship throughout the album’s nine tracks: Dig the minor-chord swoon of the chorus in “Evening Glow,” the textbook power-pop guitar intro to “Rescue Mission,” and the triumphant outro of closer “Waves Of Frustration.”

Before the album is released May 13 on Dusty Medical Records, and before the band celebrates the impending release May 10 at the Cactus Club (with Doug Tuttle, Technicolor Teeth, and the Get Drunk DJs), listen to the whole kit and kaboodle below, only at Milwaukee Record."

Take a listen HERE! Buy it HERE!

The Ar-Kaics "Sick and Tired" 7" out now on Hidden Volume Records

Virginia's best troglodyte teenbeat 60s garage rockers The Ar-Kaics just released a new awesome 7" on Baltimore's killer new garage label, Hidden Volume Records.

Says Hidden Volume: "The first release from Hi-Vo's "Factory Series" featuring the primitive sounds of The Ar-Kaics from Richmond, VA. "Sick and Tired" is a classic garage thumper that would be at home on Back From The Grave Vol. 10 or maybe even 11. The B-Side slows it down to a 13th Floor Elevators style psych-punk crawl just for good measure. VINYL ONLY."

Listen to this screamin' slab o' sixties slop here!

And get it HERE before they sell out!