Thursday, November 12, 2015

Speedy Ortiz Hits The Road To Support The Girls Rock Camp Foundation

Massachusetts' Speedy Ortiz is hitting the road next month to benefit the Girls Rock Camp Foundation.

From the band:
"GRCF provides funding and support to the the various Girls Rock organizations around the world, which in turn provide affordable music education to kids. Girls Rock helps level the music business' playing field by coaching girls to form bands, develop skills in music engineering and technical production, and build their self esteem along the way. We love the work GRCF does, and are proud to support them on this tour--and can't wait to play with a Girls Rock Boston band at our hometown show!"

Check out Speedy Ortiz here:

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

The Rubinoos European Tour Dates

One of the best power pop bands of all time, The Rubinoos, head to Europe in January for a string of Spanish dates. Italy, Sweden and Norway shows will be announced soon.

Wednesday Jan13th, BARCELONA @ La2Apolo
Friday Jan 15th, VALENCIA @ El Loco
Saturday Jan 16th am Kids Show in VALENCIA @ El Loco
Saturday Jan 16th evening, MURCIA @ 12 y Medio
Sunday Jan 17th CASTELLON @ Four Seasons Bar
Wednesday Jan 20th, ZARAGOZA @ Lata de Bombillas
Thursday Jan 21st, BILBAO @ Kafe Antzokia
Friday Jan 22nd, SANTANDER @ Espacio Santander
Saturday Jan 23rd, MADRID @ Moby Dick Club
Sunday Jan 24th, Kids Show in MADRID (venue TBA)

Here's one of the coolest songs ever.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Lisa Doll & the Rock N Roll Romance releases limited edition CD

Baltimore's Lisa Doll & The Rock N Roll Romance just released a limited-edition three-song CD, My Baby Is Dead. Limited to just 31 copies, the CD includes three tracks: "My Baby Is Dead", a Lisa Doll original, and two covers: "It's Nothing To Me" by Sanford Clark and "I Drink Blood" by Rocket From The Crypt.

The CD is available here for $5 which includes unlimited streaming via the Bandcamp app.

Take a listen here and snatch one up before they're all gone!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Catl Canadian & European Tour Dates

Our favorite Torontonian (is that a word?) duo, Catl, has a couple Canadian tour dates later this month before they head to Europe on December 4th. Check out the video below. Catl sounds like the bastard children of Bo Diddley and X. In other words, amazingness.

Dec 4 - Brussels BE - Rock Classic Bar
Dec 8 - Freiburg GERMANY - Slow Club Freiburg
Dec 9 - Vienna AUSTRIA - The Loft
Dec 11 - Prague CZECH REPUBLIC - Café na půl cesty
Dec 12 - Feldbach AUSTRIA - Glam Feldbach
Dec 13 - Budapest HUNGARY - Fészek Művészklub
Dec 14 - Belgrade SERBIA - venue tba
Dec 15 - Novi Sad SERBIA - Kriva Marta blues pub

Las Rosas US Tour Starts Today

Brooklyn's Las Rosas kick off a 13 date tour tonight in San Antonio. We love these guys...they sound like a more stoned Black Lips. Check out a couple tunes below and go see them if they're passing through your town.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The Dictators NYC November European Tour Dates

The Dictators NYC are heading back to Europe next month with shows in Spain, France, Germany and the Netherlands.

Here's one of our all time favorites...also something we ask ourselves every day.


Friday, October 16, 2015

The Electric Mess's Debut Album Now Available on Vinyl Through Soundflat Records

The Electric Mess's self-titled debut album, released in 2010, is now available on vinyl from Germany's Soundflat Records. Grab a copy from Soundflat's website, and they'll also have copies for sale during their European tour which starts next Friday in Cologne - dates below.

Dig the album here:

Jukebox Zeros Release "Count To Ten"

Philly's pop punk masters Jukebox Zeros' new album Count To Ten is now out. Listen below and buy the CD here. Digital downloads can be purchased through iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, etc. CDs are $8 and include bonus track not available on digital download so obviously buy the CD!

Record release shows:

October 22: Philly @ Bourbon & Branch
October 23: Trenton, NJ @ Championship Bar 
October 24: Brooklyn @ The Grand Victory

The Coathangers US Tour Dates with The Birth Defects & Nobunny

Sat, 10/17 - Atlanta - Little Five Points Halloween Festival and Parade
Sat + Sun, 10/24 + 25 - Santa Ana - Beach Goth (check back for updates on our set time)
Wed, 10/28 - Phoenix - Valley Bar $+
Thurs, 10/29 - El Paso - The Lowbrow Palace +
Friday, 10/30 - Austin - Sidewinder $+
Sat, 10/31 - Dallas - The Foundry Bar (early show) +
Sat, 10/31 - Dallas - Pariah (late show) $
Sun, 11/1 - Houston - Fitzgerald's +
Mon, 11/2 - New Orleans - Siberia +
Tues, 11/3 - Atlanta - Star Bar +
+ w/ The Birth Defects

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Night Birds' Upcoming Shows

photo credit: Joe Leonardo

New Jersey's Night Birds have a bunch of shows coming up all over the US in the next couple months. 

10/17 - Warren, NJ @ Warren American Legion w/ Executors, No Parole
10/23 - Binghamton, NY @ Fitzies
10/24 - Toronto, ON @ Comfort Zone w/ Rixe, Boston Strangler
10/31 - Gainesville, FL @ Lot 10 w/ Lagwagon, Teenage Bottlerocket
11/20 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar w/ Ravagers, Advlts
11/21 - Richmond, VA @ En Su Boca w/ Iron Reagan, Red Death
11/27 - Brattleboro, VT @ The Stone Church w/ Negative Approach, Dropdead
11/28 - Boston, MA @ Middle East w/ Negative Approach
11/29 - Brooklyn, NY @ Acheron w/ Negative Approach
12/3 - Seattle, WA @ Black Lodge w/ Angry Snowmans, VHS, The Loss
12/4 - Vancouver, BC @ The Media Club w/ The Jolts, Angry Snowmans
12/5 - Portland, OR @ Black Water w/ Piss Test
12/18 - Long Branch, NJ @ Brighton Bar w/ The Dickies

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Jukebox Zeros Record Release + Shows with Pat Todd and the Rankoutsiders (Lazy Cowgirls)

Philly's Jukebox Zeros have a few northeast shows coming up later this month with Pat Todd and the Rankoutsiders (Lazy Cowgirls), including a hometown record release show October 22. If they're hitting your town we highly recommend seeing both bands.

Thurs., Oct. 22nd, Philly @ Bourbon & Branch w/ Pat Todd & The Rankoutsiders and The Sparklers: more info here
(FREE show poster, buttons, and stickers with admission! Pick up new Jukebox Zeros album for $5!)

Fri., Oct. 23rd, Trenton, NJ @ Championship Bar w/Pat Todd & The Rankoutsiders, more TBA

Sat., Oct. 24th, Brooklyn, NY @ The Grand Victory w/ Born Loose (Larry from Candy Snatchers), Pat Todd & The Rankoutsiders, MORAL PANIC (ex-Livids): more info here

Sun., Oct. 25th, Boston @ The Midway Cafe w/ TRiPLE THiCK, Thee Itchies, Hambone Skinny
(*note: Jukebox Zeros not playing this show): more info here

Dig Jukebox Zeros' City of Bother and Loathe EP!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

The Kurt Baker Combo "Give It Up" Pre-Sale Starts Tomorrow, October 2, 12 Noon EST.

Starting tomorrow, you can pre-order the new Kurt Baker Combo 45 coming out on Hidden Volume Records.

Hidden Volume says: "The Man From Maine in Spain is back again! Hot on the heels of his latest full-length "Play It Cool" (Rum Bar Records), Hidden Volume Records is releasing the double A-side single "Give It Up b/w "Motion Devotion" in late November. But for those of you who are hip to the scene, you can pre-order this slab tomorrow at 12pm noon EST. First 100 orders will be on electric blue wax and ship with an exclusive Kurt Baker Combo patch and you get an immediate digital download of the A-side. Once the physical single has reached the Hi-Vo factory floor, we will ship these (with patch) out. This is limited to 300 total copies (100 electric blue, 200 black vinyl) and will not be repressed. First come, first serve."

Go here tomorrow for the pre-order.

What more can we add? Kurt Baker is pretty much taking over the world right now so we'd advise NOT sleeping on this! You really oughta be one of the 300 lucky people who get to grab this one - hell, how about one of the lucky 100 who get it on electric blue vinyl?

Here's a track from his new album that came out last month. This guy even makes Mondays sound fun. Color us impressed.

Catl US October Tour Dates

Toronto's amazing bluesy, juke-jointy honky tonky duo Catl are playing some great US shows starting next week, including a stint as part of the Deep Blues Fest in - where else? - Clarksdale, MS.

Oct 8 - Detroit - Donovan's Pub w/ The Potions 
Oct 10 - St. Louis - Foam w/ The Maness Brothers
Oct 13 - Nashville - The 5 Spot $2 Tuesdays w/ Derek Hoke
Oct 14 - Holy Springs - Deep Blues Festival (Private Party)
Oct 15 - Clarksdale - Deep Blues Festival
Oct 16 - Clarksdale - Deep Blues Festival
Oct 17 - Memphis - BAR DKDC
Oct 21 - Chapel Hill - Local 506
Oct 22 - Asheville - Root Bar
Oct 23 - Cincinnati - Northside Yacht Club

Dig their video for Gateway Blues here:

Monday, September 28, 2015

Party Lights releases new album, "I See The Lights"

Brooklyn's Party Lights new album, "I See The Lights" comes out today and is available for free download.

Party Lights' next show is October 26 at Brooklyn's Knitting Factory with Holly Golightly and the Brokeoffs. Tickets available here.

The Electric Mess October European Tour Dates

Brooklyn's fuzz psych party rockers The Electric Mess are heading back to Europe next month.

Soundflat Ballroom Bash (Cologne, Germany) Fri. Oct. 23rd
La Cantine De Belleville (Paris, France) Sat. Oct. 24th
Deep Inside Rock Club (Dijon, France) Sun. Oct. 25th
Heliogobal (Barcelona, Spain) Tues. Oct. 27th
Funhouse (Madrid, Spain) Wed. Oct. 28th
16 Toneladas (Valencia, Spain) Thurs. Oct. 29th
Ocho y Medio (Alicante, Spain) Fri. Oct. 30th
TBA (Near Madrid) Sat. Oct. 31st

Check out an awesome video they made last year for their song "Better To Be Lucky Than Good".

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Quebec's Ponctuation Fall Tour Dates: France, Spain and Quebec

Quebecois garage punk psych rockers Ponctuation embark on a Fall tour tomorrow that takes them all over France, with one stop in Spain, and multiple dates all over Quebec.

We've had the pleasure of seeing these brothers live a couple times and they never disappoint. Check out some tunes here:

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Jacques Le Coque East Coast Tour Dates

Connecticut's rock n roll sweetheart punks (now that's a phrase we don't use everyday), Jacques Le Coque, hit the road Friday for a bunch of east coast dates. They're listed in the extra awesome homemade tour poster so we ain't gonna retype em here.

Check out their awesome album, Hooky, here:

The Woggles Play New Orleans, Austin and Houston This Weekend

The Woggles return to New Orleans, Austin and Houston this weekend!

Thursday 9/24: Siberia New Orleans LA (event info here)
Friday 9/25: Continental Club Austin TX
Saturday 9/26: Continental Club Houston TX

Here's one of our favorite Woggles tunes, "Baby I'll Trust You When You're Dead." Words to live by, eh?

Monday, September 21, 2015

Jim Jones and the Righteous Mind France & UK Tour Dates

The incredible Jim Jones, formerly of the Jim Jones Revue, will be hitting the road with his new band starting this week.

Fri 25 Sep L'Ouvre-Boîte, Beauvais, France
Sat 26 Sep Le Moloco, Montbeliard, France
Mon 28 Sep Café de la Danse, Paris, France

Wed 30 Sep The Venue, Derby, UK
Thu 01 Oct Sound Control, Manchester, UK
Sat 03 Oct Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds, UK
Sun 04 Oct Broadcast, Glasgow, UK
Tue 06 Oct Boileroom Guildford, UK
Wed 07 Oct Rainbow Venues Birmingham, UK
Thu 08 Oct Exchange, Bristol, UK
Fri 09 Oct The Waterfront, Norwich, UK
Sat 10 Oct Ramsgate Music Hall, Ramsgate, UK
Sun 11 Oct Sub89 Reading, UK
Mon 12 Oct Oslo Hackney London, UK

Elvis Costello's Memoir Out October 13 + Book Tour Dates

Elvis Costello's new memoir, "Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink" will be released October 13. You can pre-order it here. I wonder if he talks about that time I met him on a flight to London then stalked him around Heathrow a bit. Probably.

Here are his book tour dates. Tickets for all events available here.

October 13: Barnes & Noble Union Square, NY, NY

October 14: Book Court, Brooklyn NY

October 15: Sixth & I, In Conversation with Dan Kois, Washington DC

October 16: New York Public Library "Live!" Series, In Conversation with Paul Holdengraber, NY, NY

October 17: Berklee College of Music/Brookline Booksmith, In Conversation with Peter Guralnick, Boston MA

October 19: The Variety Playhouse/A Capella Books, In Conversations with Chuck Reece, Atlanta GA

October 20: Book People, In Conversation with Evan Smith, Austin TX

October 21: The Wiltshire Ebell Theater/Book Soup, In Conversation with Chris Connelly, Los Angeles CA

October 22: City Arts & Lectures with Radio Silence/Books Inc, In Conversations with Dan Stone, San Francisco CA

October 23: The Lincoln Theater/Copperfield Books, In Conversations with Michael Krasny, Yountville CA

October 29: Royal Festival Hall, London UK

November 3: Chicago Humanities Festival/Unabridged Books, In Conversations with Alison Cuddy, Chicago IL

November 10: BAM-Howard Gilman Opera House/Greenlight Books, In Conversation with Rosanna Cash, Brooklyn NY

Friday, September 18, 2015

Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs Updated US Tour Dates

Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs (Holly and Lawyer Dave) are kicking off a massive US tour next month in support of their new album, Coulda Shoulda Woulda, out October 16th on Transdreamer Records. 

Wed 10/14/15 Chattanooga, TN JJ's Bohemian
Tue 10/20/15 Shepardstown, WV Town Run Brewery
Fri 10/23/15 Philadelphia, PA The Fire
Sat 10/24/15 Belmar, NJ 10th Ave Burrito
Mon 10/26/15 Brooklyn, NY Knitting Factory
Tue 10/27/15 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
Wed 10/28/15 Boston, MA Atwood Tavern
Thu 10/29/15 Portland, ME Blue
Fri 10/30/15 New Haven, CT Cafe Nine
Sun 11/01/15 Rochester, NY Bug Jar
Mon 11/02/15 Cincinatti, OH MOTR
Tue 11/03/15 Cleveland, OH Beachland Tavern
Wed 11/04/15 Detroit, MI Small's
Thu 11/05/15 Chicago, IL Township
Fri 11/06/15 Minneapolis, MN Turf Club
Sat 11/07/15 Omaha, NE O'leaver's
Sun 11/08/15 Des Moines, IA Vaudeville Mews
Tue 11/10/15 Milwaukee, WI Cactus Club
Wed 11/11/15 St. Louis, MO Off-Broadway
Fri 11/13/15 Denver, CO Lost Lake
Mon 11/16/15 Seattle, WA Funhouse
Tue 11/17/15 Portland, OR TBA
Thu 11/19/15 San Francisco, CA Thee Parkside
Fri 11/20/15 Los Angeles, CA TBA
Sat 11/21/15 San Diego, CA Casbah
Sun 11/22/15 Long Beach, CA Alex's Bar
Mon 11/23/15 Pheonix, AZ Valley Bar

Coulda Shoulda Woulda Track Listing:
  1. Heaven Buy And Buy
  2. Apartment 34
  3. Coulda Shoulda Woulda
  4. Jump In The River
  5. Jackhammer
  6. Marijuana, The Devil’s Flower
  7. Little Mule
  8. What He Does
  9. Karate
  10. Lonesome Grave
  11. No Judgment Day
  12. Christmas Is A Lie
In honor of Friday, here's an incredible, incredible song called "Getting High For Jesus".  Enjoy your weekend everyone!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

La Luz Release New Video For "You Disappear" + Fall European Tour Dates

"You Disappear" is a track off their new album, Weirdo Shrine, available now from Hardly Art.

09.18.15 - Tilburg, NL - Incubate Fesival
09.19.15 - Leffinge, BE - Leffingeleuren Festival
09.20.15 - Haldern, DE - Haldern Pop Bar
09.21.15 - Hamburg, DE - Aalhaus
09.22.15 - Lund, SE - Mejeriet
09.23.15 - Stockholm, SE - Geronimos FGT
09.24.15 - Oslo, NO - Cafe Mono
09.25.15 - Copenhagen, DK - Stengade
09.26.15 - Berlin, DE - Berlin Independent Night
09.28.15 - Prague, CZ - Klub 007
09.29.15 - Vienna, AT - Rhiz
09.30.15 - Schorndorf, DE - Manufaktur ~
10.01.15 - Freiburg, DE - Slow Club
10.02.15 - Brescia, IT - Lio Bar
10.03.15 - Bologna, IT - Covo Club
10.05.15 - St. Gallen, CH - Millionaires Club
10.06.15 - Zürich, CH - Bogen F >
10.07.15 - Lyon, FR - Marché Gare @
10.08.15 - Montpellier, FR - Les Internationales de la Guitares
10.09.15 - Barcelona, ES - La [2] De Nitsa
10.10.15 - Madrid, ES - Villamanuela Festival
10.11.15 - Lisbon, PT - Casa Independente
10.13.15 - Bilbao, ES - Kafe Antzokia
10.14.15 - Bordeaux, FR - Iboat
10.15.15 - Paris, FR - Batofar
10.16.15 - Brighton, UK - Bleach
10.17.15 - Manchester, UK - The Eagle Inn
10.19.15 - Glasgow, UK - The Hug & Pint
10.20.15 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club
10.21.15 - Cardiff, UK - Moon Club
10.22.15 - London, UK - Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen
10.23.15 - Brussels, BE - Madame Moustache
10.24.15 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso

~ - w/ Vetiver
> - w/ Ladylamb
@ - w/ Crocodiles

Gino and the Goons & The Monsieurs European Tour Dates

Florida's Gino and the Goons and Boston's The Monsieurs will be touring Spain, France, Germany, Holland and Portugal this Fall. All dates on the flyer above. 

Monday, September 14, 2015

Nick Lowe Annouces December Dates for The Quality Holiday Revue

The inimitable Nick Lowe is back with another string of holiday dates. We caught him on his holiday tour a couple years ago and as usual, he was amazing. We could listen to him talk all day. But the songs were pretty awesome too.

Dec 2 Duke Performances Durham NC
Dec 3 Visulite Theatre Charlotte
Dec 4 Variety Playhouse Atlanta
Dec 5 City Winery Nashville
Dec 9 Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach, CA
Dec 10 El Rey Los Angeles
Dec 11 Great American Music Hall SF
Dec 12 City Winery Napa
Dec 14 Harlows Restaurant & Night Club Sacramento
Dec 16 Aladdin Theater Portland
Dec 18 Neptune Theatre Seattle
Dec 19 Vogue Theater Vancouver

Here's one of our all time favorite songs. Ridiculous yet amazing video.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

New Release From Voodoo Rhythm Records: The Jackets' "Shadows of Sound"

Who can resist something called "super killer fuzz psych garage punk from Switzerland"? Not us, that's for sure.

Shadows of Sound is the third full length album from The Jackets, a truly mind blowing, hip shaking, freaky fuzz-garage power trio from Bern, Switzerland, formed in 2007 by Jackie Brutsche, Chris Rosales and Samuel Schmidiger (former members of The Get Lost, Mad Cowgirl Disease, Revered & Lightning Beat-Man to name a few). Their first two albums were released on the fantastic Soundflat Records (Germany) and Subversiv Records (Switzerland). Singer and guitar player Jackie Brutsche's (aka Jack Torera) stage performances are extraordinary and probably the wildest since Switzerland's Kleenex in 1978. The Jackets have a rhythm section everyone dreams of. This is traditional drum and bass at its tightest and best. What Chris Rosales and Samuel Schmidiger create together is the rhythm that makes the girls lift their skirts and the boys drop their trousers! The purist beat for every garage punker. To create this new album, the band went to the well-known, all analog recording studio Circo Perrotti in Gijon, Spain, working with engineer and producer Jorge Explosion. The result is a straight, to-the-point garage rock n roll record.


1) Don't Turn Yourself In (FREE MP3)
2) At The Go-Go
3) Sometimes Maybe
4) Keep Yourself Alive
5) Living The Past
6) Watch You Cry
7) Wheels of Time
8) You Better
9) Hands Off Me
10) Astronaut
11) Shadows of Sound

Get the album here from Voodoo Rhythm Records.

Check out a great video for "Freak Out" from 2012's Way Out. Warning: you will have to buy the new album after watching this because it is that good.

Jack Oblivian Midwest Weekend Dates

The amazing Jack Oblivian has a couple midwest dates this weekend.

Thursday 9/10: Hangar 9, Carbondale IL
Friday 9/11: The Back Door, Bloomington IN
Saturday 9/12: The Empty Bottle, Chicago IL

Here's one of our favorite Jack O tunes, "Ditch Road", off 2009's Disco Outlaw.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Total Trash Halloween Bash October 30 - November 1 in Oakland, Berkeley & San Francisco

No big deal...this is just one of the most insanely good lineups ever. If you live in the SF area, why are you not buying tickets this very second?

Friday October 30th ­ 
924 Gilman St. Berkeley, CA
REDD KROSS, The Bananas, RaRaK, The Side Eyes, Genuine Parts (Additional $2 Gilman Annual Membership Fee must be paid at the door if you are not a member) ALL AGES

Saturday October 31st ­ 
Metro Operahouse, 522 2nd St. Oakland, CA 
DEATH, Personal and the Pizzas, Scraper, Midnite Snaxx, Meercaz. ALL AGES

Sunday November 1st ­ 
Brick and Mortar, 1710 Mission St., San Francisco, CA
PANTHER BURNS (featuring Mike Watt), Guantanamo Baywatch, Flytraps, Cumstain (Under 21 must buy $5 drink ticket) ALL AGES

Tickets available here. One night passes are $20-$25, three night pass is $40.

We're Loud Fest! in Athens, Greece, September 17-20

We're Loud Fest will take place September 17-20 in Athens, Greece. We're Loud celebrates 13 years of Slovenly Recordings, which has been around since 2002, and the release of We're Loud - 90s Cassette Punk Unknowns 2xLP.

September 17 @ AN CLUB
September 18-90 @ KYTTARO

Bands include:

THE KIDS (be) 
LO-LITE (nl)
BIKES (de)

*the final order of the bands and set times each night will be announced here about a week before the fest. Gigs will start each night around 8pm/9pm.

September 20th:  hangover lunch with loads of Greek food & live rebetiko!

Allnighter afterparties on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights at BOILER with disc jockeys from all over the place! Thing with Two Heads (USA), Bone, Oihane Follones (Spain), Pete Slovenly (Earth), and the guys from New Bomb Turks! 



On sale now here.

Acid Baby Jesus Fall Tour Dates: Europe, Asia & Australia

Athens' Acid Baby Jesus is covering a good chunk of the world this Fall, starting at the We're Loud Fest in their hometown September 18th, followed by dates across Europe, Asia and Australia. Whew.

09-18 Athens, GR - We're Loud Festival -
10-13 Amsterdam, NL - Sugar Factory -
10-14 Antwerp, BE - Het Bos -
10-15 Paris, FR - Point Ephemere -
10-16 London, UK - The Shacklewell Arms -
10-17 Le Havre, FR - Ouest Park Festival -
11-04 Singapore, SG - 03-16 Lucky Plaza -
11-06 Perth, AU - The Railway Hotel -
11-07 Perth, AU - Jack Rabbit Slims -
11-11 Ballarat, AU - The Eastern -
11-12 Melbourne, AU - The Curtin -
11-13 Wollongong, AU - Rad Bar -
11-14 Sydney, AU - At First Sight Festival -
11-19 Yokosuka, JP - Fuck Yeah -
11-20 Osaka, JP - Namba Mele -
11-21 Hiroshima, JP - Onomich BxB -
11-22 Tokyo, JP - Ochiai Soup -
11-23 Tokyo, JP - Hatagaya Heavy Sick -

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Twin Guns Release Video For "Johnny's Dead"

Continuing in The Cramps' vein (Twin Guns' drummer Jim Chandler - aka Jungle Jim - had a stint in the Cramps), we present to you Twin Guns' new video for their song "Johnny's Dead".

"Johnny's Dead" is off their new album, The Last Picture Show, which is available here from Hound Gawd! Records.

New Yorkers can catch them live tonight, August 27th, at legendary haunt 2A.

Sneak Preview of Upcoming Cramps Documentary

There's a new Cramps documentary, Cramped Up!, scheduled for release in October 2016. Check out an early preview trailer here. They (we're not sure who 'they' is yet, but undoubtedly, someone with good taste) are posting this now to help gain interest from those they're hoping to interview.

Here's a live version of one of our all time favorites:

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Dead Ghosts Release Music Video for "Drink It Dry"

Vancouver's Dead Ghosts just released a awesome new lo-fi video for their song "Drink It Dry" off their upcoming album on Burger, Love and Death and All the Rest, which you can pre-order here, before it comes out in October, on clear-blue vinyl.

Dig it!

Love and Death and All The Rest track listing:

01. Another Love

02. Rat Race

03. Upside Down

04. Drink It Dry

05. It’s Up To You

06. Living In My Mind

07. Good Love (Is Not Free)

08. Waste My Time

09. Anything For You

10. All In A Row

11. Around and Through

12. I Will Be Gone

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Dusty Medical Records' 10th Anniversary Fest is This Weekend

Since 2005, Milwaukee's Dusty Medical Records has issued almost 50 releases by over 35 bands. Starting this Thursday, August 27th, 17 of these acts (some who have not played in close to 10 years) will converge at 5 venues over the course of 4 days, to celebrate 10 years of Dusty Medical Records.

Weekend Pass = $42, available here

The ticket link is not just for weekend passes!!

The weekend pass is just the default view; you can buy individual tickets for any show. Select the show you want from the drop-down menu under "date" on the Brown Paper Tickets link and you will be able to buy tickets for that individual show.

Here's the lineup:

Thursday, August 27 -- 7pm -- FREE

___Opening Reception & Art show______
Works by Luke Chappelle

Acme Music & Record Emporium, 2341 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.


Thursday, August 27 -- 9pm -- $8

Club Garibaldi, 2501 S. Superior St.


Friday, August 28 -- 5pm -- FREE


The Vanguard, 2659 S Kinnickinnic Ave.


Friday, August 28 -- 9pm -- $12

TBA II (Earth)
A/V MURDER (Chicago)

Cactus Club, 2496 S Wentworth Ave.


Saturday, August 29 -- 4pm -- $7

DJs Von Munz & Warlock

Quarters Rock 'n Roll Palace, 900 E. Center St.


Saturday, August 29 -- 9pm -- $15

TANG SOLEIL (Montreal)

@ Mad Planet, 533 E Center St.


Sunday, August 30 -- 3pm -- $12

@ Linneman's River West Inn, 1001 E Locust St.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Holly Golightly's "Slowtown Now!" Out Today

We were already beyond excited that Holly Golightly's new album, Slowtown Now!, comes out today. But when we heard this track...well, holy god, just take a listen. This is like, the best thing we've heard in the past ten years. Buy the album here, right now.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Dan Melchior's Broke Revue To Release First Album in Over Ten Years

After a ten year hiatus, bluesy-experimental-garage rock master Dan Melchior is back with a new album,  Lords of the Manor, out August 28th on one of our all time favorite labels, In The Red.

In The Red says: Lords of the Manor is an entirely different beast [from his earlier albums]; song structure and instrumentation are stripped to the bare bones, and melody is ditched in favor of repetition. Dan's usual lyrical style is jettisoned for a far more minimal approach and the band's previous penchant for tightly-crafted two-to-three-minute rock songs has given way to long, sprawling improvisations. The result is dark, relentless and incredible.

The first 200 LPs will be released on green vinyl. Although the release date is set for August 28th it appears to be available now from In The Red here.

Dig this awesome video of Dan playing at last year's WFMU Record Fair.

Muck And The Mires September Japan Tour Dates

Boston's Muck And The Mires head to Japan next month for a week of '66 Beatles-Meets-The Ramones-style rockin and rollin!


Friday, September 4: Heavysick, Tokyo with The Fadeaways & The Tweezers

Saturday, September 5: Kobe108, Kobe with The Fadeaways, Baitones & The Zip

Sunday, September 6: Yaso, Kyoto with The Fadeaways & The Sessions of Pink

Monday, September 7: Meromeropocchi, Kanazawa with The Fadeaways, Downs & P.C.2

Wednesday, September 9: Orange County Brothers, Yokohama with Bed Wettin' Bad Boys, Dead Farmers & Your Pest Band

Thursday, September 10: Poor Cow, Tokyo with Gorilla

Friday, September 11: UFO Club, Tokyo with The Fadeaways, The Minnesota Voodoo Men & Jackie and the Cedrics

Saturday, September 12: Green Apple, Tokyo with The Fadeaways, Rock-A-Cherry & Childish Tones

Dig Dial M For Muck, their latest LP that came out last year, below, and buy it here from Dirty Water Records.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Tall David Releases "Remedies"

Tall David, also known as David Johnson of James & The Ultrasounds, just released a solo album, Remedies, and it's really awesome. This is some damn catchy melodic rock and roll...and who knew this silent bassist had such an awesome voice?

You Memphis folks can see him live at Shangri-La Records' Sweatfast August 29th, which you can learn more about here. Ok, fine - here too:

1000's of $1 LP's, CD's & 45's

All used in- store merchandise 20% OFF!!

FREE live music from 2-8pm featuring:

James and The Ultrasounds 7:15-8:00
The Sheiks 6:30-7:00
Toy Trucks 5:45-6:15
Ben Baker w/ special guests 5:00-5:30
Tall David 4:15-4:45
Chickasaw Mound 3:30-4:00
Jana Misener 2:45-3:15 
JJ Freeze (Jeff Hulett, John Garland, Jeremy Freeze) 2:00-2:30

Reigning Sound Coming To NY, DC and Atlanta This Fall

Not quite a full tour but we'll take it! Reigning Sound is making a few appearances this fall at The Bell House in Brooklyn, DC 9 in DC and The Earl in Atlanta.

Wed. Sept. 30 at The Bell House (Brooklyn, NY)
Thu. Oct. 1 at DC 9 (Washington DC) 
Sat. Oct. 3 The EARL (Atlanta, GA)

Here's a video for "Never Coming Home" off last year's Shattered. We love this song and it's an awesome video but also sort of, well, incredibly sad. Don't watch it when you're feeling vulnerable unless you're ready for a good cry. 

The New Trocaderos' "Thrills And Chills" Out Tomorrow + Sneak Preview Of Two Tracks

Tomorrow, August 20th, The New Trocaderos release Thrills and Chills. The New Trocaderos feature Kurt Baker, Geoff Palmer, Brad Marino, Rick Orcutt and Kris "Fingers" Rodgers from The Connection.

Below, for your power poppin' pleasure, are two tracks to shake your money maker to until you can grab the digital album tomorrow. Vinyl will be available from Ghost Highway Recordings.

"Crazy Little Fool" features Kim Shattuck of The Muffs and the amazing Palmyra Delran.

"Love and Hate" features Kurt Baker on lead vocals and Line Cecilie Dahlmann of The Dahlmanns on backups.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Montreal Psych Fest September 10-12

Thursday Sept 10 at Divan Orange

Birds Of Paradise
Milk Lines

Tickets available here:

Friday Sept 11 at La Vitrola

Paul Jacobs
Les Marinellis
Demons Claws

Tickets available here:

Saturday Sept 12 at La Vitrola

Adam Strangler
The Auras
Blue Cheese
Human Eye

Tickets available here:

DJ sounds by Mathieu Beauséjour

More info here

Tweens August Tour Starts Tomorrow in Detroit

If you're lucky enough to live in one of these cities, don't miss Tweens. We first caught them at UN Fest in Baltimore a couple years back and we were blown away. For real. Dig this video for the great song "Be Mean" and you'll see what we mean.

The Oh Sees Tour Dates

photo: mini van photography

The Oh Sees start their US tour later this month, followed by some Japan dates.

08-23 Los Angeles, CA - FYF Fest
08-24 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
08-25 Oakland , CA – Leo’s
08-26 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
08-28 Portland, OR- The Doug Fir (early AA, late 21+)
08-29 Vancouver, BC- The Imperial
08-30 Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
09-01 Denver, CO – Gothic with The Blind Shake
09-02 Kansas City, MO – Record Bar with The Blind Shake
09-03 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle with The Blind Shake
09-04 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle with The Blind Shake
09-05 Detroit, MI – Lager House with The Blind Shake
09-06 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
09-08 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
09-10 Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
09-11 Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
09-12 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
09-13 Raleigh, NC – King’s
09-14 Atlanta, GA – Mammal Gallery
09-15 St. Augustine, FL – The Ampitheater
09-16 Miami, FL – Churchill
09-18 Crowbar Tampa Florida.
09-19 Tallahassee, FL – CDU
09-20 New Orleans, LA – One Eye Jack’s
09-22 Austin, TX – Hotel Vegas
09-23 Austin, TX – Hotel Vegas
09-24 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
09-25 Phoenix, AZ – The Press Room

10-3 Ohita at Hall
10-4  Matsuyama TBA
10-5  Hiroshima Club Quattro
10-6 Okayama Pepperland
10-7 Kobe Helluva Lounge
10-8 Osaka Conpass
10-9 Nagoya Huck Finn
10-10 TBA
10-11 Tokyo O-nest
10-12 TBA
10-13 Tokyo O-nest

Check out "Toe Cutter Thumb Buster", an oldie but goodie!

Montreal's Laura Sauvage Releases "Submarine Americana"

Montreal's Laura Sauvage's new LP, Submarine Americana, comes out October 2nd on Simone Records. She just released an upcoming track, "You've Changed" which you can (and should)  listen to here. It's dreamy and folky and she has a beautiful voice. We really dig it.

Montreal folks can check her out October 15 at Casa Del Popolo with Folly & The Hunter.

Young Rival Releases "Interior Light" October 16

On October 16th, Canadian croon psych rockers Young Rival will release Interior Light on Paper Bag Records. You can pre-order it on iTunes here which comes with an instant download of the title track. For you vinyl fanatics (which is EVERYONE we hope) you can pick up the LP on limited-edition pink and blue vinyl at Paper Bag Records here.

Young Rival made one of the coolest videos we've ever seen for "Two Reasons" off their last LP, Stay Young (2012)

Monday, August 17, 2015

Vamos Release Video for "Spiderbait" + Tour Dates

First thing: Chicago skater punks Vamos just released this awesome video for their song "Spiderbait." Second thing: this photo is really awesome, right?

You can order their LP here.

And catch them on tour starting tomorrow if you live in one of these fine cities!

Tuesday 8/18 Hamtramck, MI @ Elijah's 

Monday 8/24 Memphis @ Hi Tone w/ Ugly Girls

Wednesday 8/26 Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas

Thursday 8/27 Tulsa, OK w/ WHO & THE FUCKS

Friday 8/28 Lawrence, KS TBA

Nobunny Hits The Road For Two Months

Damn, this is an ambitious tour. Reward Nobunny's stamina by showing up and getting your face rocked off!

Sun, Sep. 20 - Milwaukee, WI @ Riverwest Public House
Tue, Sep. 22 - Chicago, IL @ East Room
Wed, Sep. 23 - Indianapolis, IN @ The Hi-Fi
Thu, Sep. 24 - Nashville, TN @ The End
Sat, Sep. 26 - Memphis, TN @ GONERFEST 12 +
Tue, Oct. 13 - St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway
Wed, Oct. 14 - Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Music Hall
Thu, Oct. 15 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
Fri, Oct. 16 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
Sat, Oct. 17 - Boise, ID @ The Watercooler
Sun, Oct. 18 - Portland, OR @ Analog Cafe
Mon, Oct. 19 - Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt
Tue, Oct. 20 - Seattle, WA @ Highline
Thu, Oct. 22 - Oakland, CA @ Leo’s Music Club
Fri, Oct. 23 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
Sat, Oct. 24 - Santa Ana, CA @ Beach Goth
Mon, Oct. 26 - San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
Tue, Oct. 27 - Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
Wed, Oct. 28 - Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar *
Fri, Oct. 30 - Austin, TX @ Red 7 *
Sat, Oct. 31 - Dallas, TX @ Pariah Arts
Tue, Nov. 10 - Detroit, MI @ UFO Factory
Wed, Nov. 11 - Toronto, ON @ Adelaide Hall
Thu, Nov. 12 - Montreal, QC @ Bar La Ritz
Fri, Nov. 13 - Boston, MA @ Middle East (Upstairs)
Sat, Nov. 14 - Brooklyn, NY @ Palisades
Sun, Nov. 15 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's
Tue, Nov. 17 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
Wed, Nov. 18 - Raleigh, NC @ King's Barcade
Thu, Nov. 19 - Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
Fri, Nov. 20 - St. Augustine, FL @ Nobby's
Sat, Nov. 21 - Miami, FL @ Gramps
Sun, Nov. 22 - Orlando, FL @ Will's Pub
Tue, Nov. 24 - New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
Wed, Nov. 25 - Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
Fri, Nov. 27 - Memphis, TN @ Murphy's
Sat, Nov. 28 - Springfield, MO @ Outland Ballroom