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Archive for April, 2011
30 Apr
2011

Mona performed “Trouble On The Way” and “Lean Into The Fall” at Antone’s during SXSW on Last Call with Carson Daly.

Watch both videos below:

30 Apr
2011

Steve Earle performed “Every Part Of Me” on the Late Show with David Letterman.

Watch it below and pick up his album I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive on iTunes, Amazon MP3, CD

30 Apr
2011

Aretha Franklin performed “Sweet Sixteen”, her new single from her upcoming album Aretha: A Woman Falling Out Of Love (out May 2nd), and “Freeway of Love” on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

Watch the video below:

30 Apr
2011

Moby performed his new single “The Day” on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Watch the song below and pick it up on iTunes, Amazon MP3 and pre-order the new album Destroyer on CD or Vinyl

30 Apr
2011

Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings performed “Mama Don’t Like My Man” on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.

Watch the song below and pick up the album I Learned The Hard Way on iTunes, Amazon MP3, CD

29 Apr
2011

Mumford & Sons have just finished headlining the first ever Railroad Revival Tour with Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and Old Crow Medicine Show. Our photographer Marcello Ambriz was at the show in San Pedro, CA and got some great shots of Marcus Mumford and his band. Check them out below and head over to www.railroadrevivaltour.com for more on the tour.

29 Apr
2011

Official tour dates are expected to be announced next week but we can announce that The New Regime will be on tour this summer with Taking Back Sunday, Thursday, and The Colour Revolt! It’s sure to be the best alternative rock tour of the summer.

The band also has made the first four songs from their album Speak Through The White Noise available for download. Check them out below as well as their new “Enjoy The Bitterness” video whidh debuted on MySpace

29 Apr
2011

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros recently completed the first ever Railroad Revival Tour with Mumford & Sons and Old Crow Medicine Show. The tour’s second stop brought the bands to Ports O’ Call Village in San Pedro, California. Our photographer Marcello Ambriz was at the show and got some great shots. Check them out below and head over to www.railroadrevivaltour.com for more on the tour.

29 Apr
2011

The Vancouver-based band Said The Whale recently finished their first US tour, performed at SXSW, then won New Group of the Year at the Junos and are now on the road as direct for Tokyo Police Club’s Canadian tour. They’ll be touring the UK next month including performances at Brighton’s Great Escape and Liverpool Sound City.

For a short time they’re offering three tracks for free on their website from their most recent LP Islands Disappear – http://www.saidthewhale.com/stw_splash/page.html.

Said The Whale formed in 2007 as a collaboration between songwriters Ben Worcester and Tyler Bancroft. The pair’s debut EP, Taking Abalonia, featured sunny west coast indie pop with breezy harmonies, shimmering guitars, and lyrical tributes to their home city of Vancouver. In 2008, the album was re-released as Howe Sounds/Talking Abalonia, featuring seven additional tracks that stretched the band’s stylistic palate to include bubblegum folk (“The Light Is You”), thundering hard rock (“Last Tree Standing”) and gentle ukulele ballads (“The Real of It”).

After several personnel changes, the group settled upon a five-piece line-up that included bassist Nathan Shaw, drummer Spencer Schoening, and keyboardist Jaycelyn Brown. The quintet embarked upon a rigorous touring schedule, crossing Canada numerous times and landing high profile gigs at V-Fest 2008 in Calgary and the nationally televised Canada Day celebration on Parliament Hill.

The band released their follow-up album, Islands Disappear in 2009 on Hidden Pony Records (Hannah Georgas, Imaginary Cities) in Canada. Produced by Howard Redekopp (Tegan and Sara, The New Pornographers, Mother Mother) and Tom Dobrzanski, the latest album draws on the experience of driving across Canada, from the van breaking down in Manitoba (“Dear Elkhorn”) to camping in Alberta (“Emerald Lake, AB”). The album’s first single, “Camilo (The Magician),” with its gritty powerchords and sunny powerpop chorus, was dubbed the “song of the summer” by Grant Lawrence of CBC Radio 3 and peaked at #20 on Alternative Spins Chart as well as being one of the most-played Canadian song at Modern Rock Radio in Canada for 2010. With stylistic forays that include backwoods folk (“False Creek Change”) and danceable ukulele/glockenspiel rave-ups (“Goodnight Moon”), it’s the sound of a band coming into its own, delivering on the promise of its early recordings.

No stranger to life on the road, Said The Whale have played several full Canadian tours, including supporting Plants and Animals and Mother Mother as well as gigs with the likes of City and Colour, Sloan, Joel Plaskett and Devo. They’re currently touring with Tokyo Police Club and Dinosaur Bones in Canada.

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29 Apr
2011

With an overwhelming response from both fans and critics, Chicago four-piece EMPIRES have advanced to the next round of Rolling Stone Magazine’s “Choose The Cover” contest. What started with thousands of musicians, has now been narrowed down to the final four. Known for an explosive live show, Empires will embark on a national headlining tour beginning June 15th and play a hometown show on May 21st. Tour dates below.

Driven by insightful lyrics and an exciting balance of swagger, melody and an explosion of guitars, Empires is catching the attention of many. Along with MTV, Alternative Press and more, The Chicago Tribune praises Empires as “refreshingly unpredictable” and AOL Spinner applauds the band’s “explosive Gaslight Anthem-grade stadium rockers.” Rolling Stone raves “a big, multi-faceted, tower of power” and “inspired by the independent spirit of 90s grunge, Empires‘ music takes the urgency and emotion of that era and reboots it for a new generation.”

Since their formation, Empires has taken full advantage of the Internet and online communities as a means for getting the word out about their music. As with all of their songs, which are entirely written, engineered and produced by the band leaving them totally free from creative restraints, Empires has allowed kids to download their music for free on their official website www.weareempires.com. Through an organic word-of-mouth and a true love of these songs, the band’s debut album “Howl” is currently over 70,000 album downloads, and counting.

Check out news songs “Night Is Young,” “Hard Times” and “Hells Heroes” at http://www.rollingstone.com/choosethecover/artists/empires

By rating Empires five stars on the link above, you can help the band become the first unsigned band to land the cover of Rolling Stone!! Voting for round three ends Friday, May 13th.

TOUR DATES (more to be announced):

May 21st Beat Kitchen Chicago, IL
June 15th Frankie’s Toledo. OH
June 17th The Studio @ Webster Hall New York, NY
June 18th The Fire Philadelphia, PA
June 20th Vibe Lounge Rockville Centre, NY
June 21st Smiling Moose Pittsburgh, PA
June 22nd Mac’s Bar East Lansing, MI
June 23rd Musica Akron, OH
June 24th The Strutt Kalamazoo, MI

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