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 -