Thursday, March 27, 2014

Black Lips release new video for "Pink Angels"

The Black Lips just released a video for "Pink Angels". It's pretty awesome.

Watch it HERE.


DEVO have announced 10 shows for Summer 2014!

HARDCORE DEVO LIVE! A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see Devo perform the legendary, experimental music the band created between 1974-1977 in Akron Ohio! The tour is dedicated to the memory of Robert Casale, (A.K.A. Bob 2), one of the 5 original Devo band members who is now touring the universe. VIP ticket admission will let guests meet the band and exclusively view / purchase rare, limited edition photo prints by noted photographers shot during the band's pre-label days. A portion of all proceeds from the tour will go to Bob Casale's family.

This early Devo material was presented on their "Hardcore DEVO" re-issued vinyl & CD last year. 

This is the first time in 30 years that some of these songs will be performed live!


June 18 - Baltimore, MD - Ramshead 
June 19 - NYC - Best Buy Theatre 
June 21 - Chicago, IL - Arcada Theatre 
June 23 - Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall 
June 25 - Seattle, WA - Neptune
June 26 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom 
June 28 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theatre
June 29 - Los Angeles, CA - Wiltern
June 30 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up 
July 2 - Austin, TX - ACL/Moody Theatre

Ticket links will soon be posted at!

Paul Collins announces US tour dates starting in May

Paul Collins Beat does not stop! Just back from a tour of China and now on to conquer the US for the gazillionth time!

5/29 Thur Berwyn Wire
5/30 Fri Milwaukee Linneman’s
5/31 Sat Minneapolis Lee's Liquor Lounge 
6/1 Sun Fargo Aquarium 
6/3 Tue Bozeman Filling Station TBC
6/6 Fri Seattle Barboza
6/7 Sat Portland East End 
6/10 Tue Fresno The Fulton 55 
6/11 Wed San Francisco Hemlock 
6/12 Thurs Upland, CA 2nd Ave Saloon 
6/13 Fri San Diego Til Two
6/14 Sat Tempe Yucca Tap Room 
6/15 Sun El Paso Lowbrow 
6/17 Tue Austin Last Vegas 
6/18 Wed Oklahoma City Conservatory
6/19 Thurs Carbondale, IL Hanger 9 w/Sherbert
6/20 Fri Columbus Ace of Cups 
6/21 Sat Cleveland Happy Dog w/Sherbert 
6/22 Sun Louisville Zanzabar w/Sherbert
6/24 Tue St. Louis The Demo w/Sherbert
25 Wed Cincinnati Comet w/Sherbert
6/26 Thurs Nashville 5 Spot w/Sherbert 
6/27 Fri Athens HiLo w/Sherbert
7/2 Wed New York Cake Shop

Monday, March 24, 2014

The Ding-Dongs play Toronto & Montreal in May

The Ding-Dongs - the awesome collaboration between Mark Sultan and Bloodshot Bill - play at the Silver Dollar in Toronto Friday May 16 and at L'Escogriffe in Montreal Saturday May 17.

Get their LP Rang Tang Ding Dong from Norton Records HERE.

La Luz European Tour Dates

Seattle's all girl dreamy surf-rockers La Luz head to Europe this week for tour that covers France, the Netherlands, the UK, Belgium, Switzerland, Spain, Italy and Germany. Phew!

Thurs Mar 27 LFSM Festival - Amiens, France
Fri Mar 28 LFSM Festival - Paris, France
Sat Mar 29 Kliko Festival - Haarlem, Netherlands
Sun Mar 30 The Green Door Store - Brighton, UK
Mon Mar 31 Brudenell Social Club - Leeds, UK
Tues Apr 1 Mono - Glasgow, UK
Wed Apr 2 Gullivers Bar - Manchester, UK
Thur Apr 3 The Windmill, Brixton - London, UK
Fri Apr 4 STUK Kunstencentrum - Leuven, Belgium
Mon Apr 7 El Lokal - Zürich, Switzerland
Tue Apr 8 Bad Bonn - Dudingen, Switzerland
Thur Apr 10 Sidecar - Barcelona, Spain
Fri Apr 11 Charada - Madrid, Spain
Sat Apr 12 Dabadaba - San Sebastián, Spain
Mon Apr 14 Raindogs - Savona, Italy
Tue Apr 15 Rocket - Milan, Italy
Wed Apr 16 Manufaktur - Schorndorf, Germany
Thur Apr 17 Monarch - Berlin, Germany
Fri Apr 18 Astra-stube - Hamburg, Germany
Sat Apr 19 Instant Karma - Oostende, Belgium

Dig their Damp Face EP here:

Elvis Costello announces June solo tour dates

Elvis Costello just announced ten June solo dates (nine in the US, one in Toronto). 

Monday 9th St. Paul, MN - O’Shaughnessy

Tuesday 10th  Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theatre

Wednesday 11th  Chicago, IL – Copernicus Center (on-sale April 5th)

Friday 13th Ann Arbor, MI – Michigan Theater

Saturday 14th Toronto, ON – Massey Hall

Monday 16th Cleveland, OH – Palace

Tuesday 17th Louisville, KY – Palace

Thursday 19th Atlanta GA – Cobb Energy Centre

Friday 20th Knoxville, TN – Tennessee Theatre

Saturday 21st Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium

All tickets go on sale Friday March 28th except where noted.

Click HERE for more info.

Here's one of our all time favorite tunes...hopefully it's on the set list!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Record Store Day is less than a month away!

Vinyl fans, rejoice! Record Store Day 2014 is coming up April 19th and there's a list of all the special release on their site, which you can see HERE.

So far, our picks are "Meltdown with The Ramones" (10" vinyl), Otis Redding's "Pain In My Heart" which is a 50th anniversary reissue of his 1964 debut studio album in original mono, and Slipknot's Vol. 3. Just kidding. Link Wray's Slinky/Rendezvous 7" looks pretty cool though, and we're a sucker for Bis, whose Data Panik Etcetera will be available too.

Check out their website HERE and let us know which ones are on your wish list! Happy shopping!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

We love Hidden Volume Records!

Our week is made cuz we just got the most awesome Hidden Volume t-shirts and Stents buttons in the mail! Check these out! Not only can we creep people out by wearing them at the same time but this is also what we'll be wearing for every Christmas party for the next forty three years.

Email Hidden Volume HERE to find out how you can get your very own t-shirt and be the coolest kid/kid in adult's body on your block!

Baltimore-based Hidden Volume is a new label but they're already working on a handful of 7"s by incredible bands like The Ar-Kaics, The Torments, The Delusionaires, The Belltowers and Sick Thoughts.

The mastermind behind Hidden Volume is Scott Sugiuchi from the killer band The Stents. Check out their super awesome for "Limbs' here:

Friday, March 14, 2014

The Hussy announces new tour dates with lots of awesome bands

The Hussy is doing a short Midwest/East Coast tour to support the new split 12" EP with Digital Leather out now on Southpaw Records.

They also have a new 7", "EZ / PZ" coming out soon on Windian Records.

Tour Dates:

May 21st, 2014
CHICAGO, IL @ The Empty Bottle

May 22nd, 2014

May 23rd, 2014
COLUMBUS, OH @ Ace of Cups

May 24th, 2014
w/ Reigning Sound (Official), Sam Coffey, Manateees, Advults

May 25th, 2014
CLEVELAND, OH @ Now That's Class
Horrible Fest CLOSING!

RSVP here.

And check out these crazy kids playing their tune "Blame" live on Radio K here. We don't know what Radio K but the video is awesome so who cares.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

1-800-Band debuts video for "Diver Blue" off their upcoming EP

Brooklyn's 1-800-Band just released a new video for their tune "Diver Blue." Their Diver Blue EP will be out April 8 on Brooklyn's Almost Ready Records. Check it out!

Tour dates for 1-800-Band:

04/05 – Brooklyn, NY – Record Grouch
05/04 – Milwaukee, WI – Quarters Rock Palace
05/05 – Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock
05/07 – Hamtramck, MI – The Painted Lady
05/08 – Columbus, OH – Cafe Bourbon Street
05/09 – Brooklyn, NY – Bell House (Power Pop Fest w/ Dwight Twilley, Pezband)

Here's one of our favorite tunes from their first album, "Maraschino". We love it only partly because it reminds us of "Mendocino" by Sir Douglas Quintet. The name, not the song.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

JC. SATÁN US Tour Dates

JC. SATÁN is spreading their evil psych-pop virus in the U.S.A for the first time since forming in 2009 in Bordeaux, France. Formed from the ashes of MEATARDS and studying the art of ungodly racket making with Looch Vibrato (of Slovenly label mates MAGNETIX), JC. SATÁN has released two incredibly bizarre and crunching, yet ethereal, albums for Slovenly, and a handful of 7"s that transcend all "garage rock" expectations and prejudices. Do not miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to see them doing what the demonic European rock'n'roll contingent have been privy to for so long.

Tour Dates:
03/03 Los Angeles (CA) @SMELL
03/04 Reno (NV)@ The Holland Project
03/06 Seattle (WA) @CHOP SUEY w/ Grave Babies, King Dude
03/07 Portland (OR) @FOGGY NOTION w/ The Prids, King Dude, Vice Device
03/08 San Francisco (CA) @VACATION w/ Disappearing People + Tiaras
03/09 Los Angeles (CA) @CAFE NELA w/ Lamps, Smelly Tongues
03/10 Phoenix (AZ) @Last Exit Live - Rampage Fest w/La luz, The entrance band...
03/11 Tucson (AZ) @ club congress w/ Ty Segall
03/12 Marfa (TX) @ PADRES w/ Ty Segall
03/13 Austin (TX) SXSW @ Hotel Vegas LEVITATION STAGE
03/14 Austin (TX) SXSW @ JUSTINE
03/15 Austin (TX) SXSW 1pm @KID CONGO BDAY PARTY
03/15 Austin (TX) SXSW 9.30pm@SPIDER HOUSE w/Ty Segall, Coachwhips (AS Jackie Chan's)
03/17 El Paso (TX) @LOWBROW PALACE
03/19 El Centro (CA) @Stranger Bar
03/20 San Diego (CA) @Til-Two Club w/ Wild Honey
03/21 Los Angeles (CA) tbc

click HERE for more info

And check out JC. Satan's latest release, a split 7" with French band Regal.

Whoa Nelly! Tons of Southern Culture on the Skids US tour dates!

Everyone's favorite banana puddin'-eatin' North Carolinians, Southern Culture on the Skids, have a whole mess a' tour dates coming up, starting in their home town of Chapel Hill, NC on March 14th before they had to Houston and then Austin for SXSW, followed by the midwest, south, and then California.

The first show is part of a UNC celebration of 30 years (!!) of SCOTS which sounds like something we would never, ever miss if we lived in Chapel Hill. Here's what the band has to say about it:

Hey Folks, this is pretty dang COOL!! The Southern Folklife Collection at UNC (that's the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, for folks not from around these parts) has gathered up a Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame style collection of SCOTS memorabilia, including the kustom pin-striped La-Z-Boy recliner that graces the cover of the "Plastic Seat Sweat" album, tons of photos from the early days of SCOTS, guitars, basses, drumheads, videos, and other rarities and they've put together an exhibit they're calling "Lard Have Mercy! 30 Years of Southern Culture On The Skids". We'll be playing opening night at the Historic Playmakers Theater on campus in conjunction with the exhibit and the annual conference of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music. The show is free, but ticketed as space is limited. Check the link for more info:

Check out the tour dates below, and below that, an old but awesome video of SCOTS doing "Mojo Box."

Fri 3/14/2014
Chapel Hill, NC
the Southern Folklife Collection at UNC
Fri 3/28/2014
Houston, TX
Sat 3/29/2014
Houston, TX
Tue 4/1/2014
Austin, TX
Wed 4/2/2014
Austin, TX
Thu 4/3/2014
Austin, TX
Fri 4/4/2014
Austin, TX
Sat 4/5/2014
Austin, TX
Sat 4/19/2014
Wilmington, NC
Fri 4/25/2014
Charleston, WV
Sat 4/26/2014
Cleveland, OH
Sun 4/27/2014
Columbus, OH
Rumba Cafe Doors at 6pm, show at 8pm
Tue 4/29/2014
Newport, KY
Wed 4/30/2014
Indianapolis, IN
Thu 5/1/2014
Lexington, KY
Fri 5/2/2014
Louisville, KY
Fri 5/30/2014
Avon, NC
Sat 5/31/2014
Morehead City, NC
Fri 6/20/2014
San Diego, CA
Sat 6/21/2014
Los Angeles, CA
The Echo early show!
Sun 6/22/2014
San Luis Obispo, CA
Mon 6/23/2014
Fresno, CA
Wed 6/25/2014
Sacramento, CA
Thu 6/26/2014
San Francisco, CA
Fri 6/27/2014
Cloverdale, CA
Sat 6/28/2014
Santa Cruz, CA
Sun 6/29/2014
Ventura, CA
Mon 6/30/2014
Santa Ana, CA