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25 Apr
2012

REGGIE WATTS brings his unique style of improvised musical comedy back to COMEDY CENTRAL with the world premiere of “REGGIE WATTS: A LIVE AT CENTRAL PARK,” airing Friday, May 11 at 1am ET. In this all new special, the internationally renowned vocalist/beatboxer/musician/comedian performs live in Central Park using nothing more than his formidable voice, keyboard and a looping machine to create completely impromptu musical sets. Whether he’s explaining why Cingular was the only cellular provider to first offer him service, what his cue word is, or why guns will always be louder than knives, Watts continues to prove why he is a master of blending and blurring the lines between comedy and music. As a fun bonus to the special, a reoccurring sketch is woven throughout the stage sets where the adventurous Watts tries to determine whether his performance in the Park was real or just a dream.

‘Reggie Watts: A LIVE IN CENTRAL PARK’ CD/DVD will be released by Comedy Central Records on May 15. Watts’ new full-length contains both an album of storytelling and his best new songs, including the single “Having Sex,” plus a DVD of the live performance and COMEDY CENTRAL special. ‘Reggie Watts: A LIVE IN CENTRAL PARK’ follows the release of Watts’ debut comedy album ‘Why $#!+ So Crazy?’ featuring his hit “F*ck Sh*t Stack,” and ‘Reggie Watts Live at Third Man Records,’ available on limited edition vinyl on Jack White’s Third Man label.

Reggie will also be striking out on a US tour which starts May 16 in Chicago and hits Philly, NYC, DC, Atlanta, Austin, Seattle and more. All dates below and tickets available at http://reggiewatts.com/info/upcoming/ . And watch for Reggie as musical cohort in the upcoming IFC series “Comedy Bang! Bang!” which begins airing June 8.

REGGIE WATTS ON TOUR:

5/16 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theater – http://bit.ly/H1y6dT
5/17 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop – http://tktwb.tw/H2zAll
5/19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero – http://ticketf.ly/GJKOLs
5/20 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall – http://bit.ly/Hr9OYw
5/21 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club – http://ticketf.ly/H1sQJ0
5/23 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse – http://bit.ly/HqJlOu
5/24 – New Orleans, LA @ Tipitina’s – http://tktwb.tw/ISmYwB
5/26 – Austin, TX @ Scottish Rite Theater – http://bit.ly/H76N1Q
5/29 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom – http://ticketf.ly/HzEyaq
5/30 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda – http://bit.ly/GYnNp9
6/1 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent – SOLD OUT!
6/3 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom – http://bit.ly/H879lk
6/4 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theater – http://bit.ly/H7DRGK

http://reggiewatts.com

12 Apr
2012


After announcing their highly-anticipated return from hiatus and signing with Frenchkiss Records, Bloc Party has announced that they will be playing select U.S. tour dates this summer, including a stop at this year’s Lollapalooza. Pre-sale for the U.S. shows begins TODAY and lasts through April 19th. Get your tickets HERE! General admission tickets will go on sale April 20th at 12pm ET. See dates below!

Bloc Party, who are currently in the studio working on their first new album in four years, are known for their killer dance beats, soaring guitar riffs and lyrical candor. Their catalogue is one of rave reviews and revered songcraft — Silent Alarm, A Weekend in the City, and Intimacy were all some of the most acclaimed albums to be released in the Aughts.

Live, the four-piece delivers thrilling, one of a kind performances that ooze with punk-rock energy — taking their already mind-blowing songs to an entirely different level.

Stay tuned for more dates.

Tour Dates:
7/30/12 Honolulu, HI @ The Republik TICKETS HERE
8/3/12 Los Angeles, CA @ Hard Festival
8/3-5/12 Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
8/8/12 New York, NY @ Terminal 5 TICKETS HERE
8/11/12 Las Vegas, NV @ The Cosmopolitan

16 Nov
2011


Mercury Prize nominated band, Metronomy, led by Joseph Mount, has announced a three week tour of North America in March and April of 2012 after finishing the highly acclaimed NME Awards Tour with Two Door Cinema Club, Tribes, and Azealia Banks. The quartet will bring their electronic pop sounds of summer during a much-needed change of season for a mostly blizzard-stricken continent. With the help of long time backing member Oscar Cash on keyboards, the band’s third album The English Riviera,brought two additional members Anna Prior on drums and Gbenga Adelekan on bass. The updated lineup’s onstage chemistry brings an additional element of entertainment to the already tightly produced and performed songs.

To help prepare fans for their return from across the Atlantic, Because/Big Beat/Atlantic will be releasing the Everything Goes My Way Remix EP, including four remixes of their latest single by Ewan Pearson, Jesse Rose, Psychemagik, and Enchante. The EP is set to release December 6th via all digital retailers.

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR ‘EVERYTHING GOES MY WAY’:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9P2w_hq8YTk

STREAM ‘EVERYTHING GOES MY WAY (EWAN PEARSON REMIX)’:
http://soundcloud.com/wearebigbeat/metronomy-everything-goes-my

METRONOMY TOUR DATES:
Sun Mar 25 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Tue Mar 27 – Washington, DC @ Rock N Roll Hotel
Wed Mar 28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of Living Arts
Fri Mar 30 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
Sat Mar 31 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
Sun Apr 1 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis Theatre
Mon Apr 2 – Toronto, ON @ The Hoxton
Wed Apr 4 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
Thu Apr 5 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
Sun Apr 8 – Vancouver, BC @ The Venue
Mon Apr 9 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
Tue Apr 10 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
Thu Apr 12 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s

EVERYTHING GOES MY WAY REMIX EP:
1. Everything Goes My Way (Original)
2. Everything Goes My Way (Ewan Pearson Remix)
3. Everything Goes My Way (Jesse Rose Remix)
4. Everything Goes My Way (Psychemagik Remix)
5. Everything Goes My Way (Enchante Remix)

http://www.metronomy.co.uk/
http://www.facebook.com/metronomy
http://twitter.com/Metronomy
http://wearebigbeat.com/
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17 Aug
2011

Motopony frontman Daniel Blue shares with us the final post in the band’s diary from their west coast tour. Read on below:

8/7 Last night we played the Urban Lounge in Salt Lake City. I’ve often thought that the towns with the heaviest stereotypes come with a built in counter culture. Youth rebel harder when the pressure is extreme. This is our last show with White Arrows. Everyone is high fiving and trying to get in the best time despite the watered down beer. Mickey and I hug and take pics holding each other’s stickers and talk shit about places to stay in our cities. There are thousands of bands out there. Not all of them are cool like we were cool with it this week. During the Darlins last song we all (three bands) got on stage and had a moshpit tambourine freak out. I felt like I was in a cool kid cult. All smiles all around, and I’ve never seen a crowd get off like that. All whipping hair and flailing limbs. Its fun to give people permission to be themselves. Like, “hey, there are over a dozen people on this stage in various levels of dork-out…what’s you’re excuse, cool guy?” Even the stoic fucker in his metal jean jacket had to crack a smile, shuffle his feet and get with the program.

08 Aug
2011

Last time we checked in with Motopony’s Daniel Blue, he told us about how his little accident with foam nunchuckas before heading up to the band’s San Francisco show. Would Daniel be able to avoid injury again? Would the band’s show at the Tractor Tavern be their best or worst ever? Read on below to find out:

8/3 Brantley and Buddy grew up in a little logging town called Longview Washington. As far as I can tell, it’s the kind of town where you either get real good at making magic on a musical instrument, or you die a lumberjack. We love to play Portland because it’s a weird sort of class reunion for the boys…our friends in 1776 and Hawkeye had the luck to dodge the chainsaw and hop log jam down river. They pretty much make every PDX show a party. Bunk Bar was our third venue in Rose city and easily the largest crowd we have played to. For some reason I decided to wear daisy dukes and these cheap yellow suspenders I bought at American Apparel. I looked weird to myself and thought about it a lot later, especially when I saw the pictures. I showed the boys in White Arrows my nunchucka chaos dance, and while they were into it for a second the wild bit near the end…well… I think it freaked them out. Good thing Mitch was there, he always grounds my shit. If I was into boys….I’d marry that one. Mental note: Buy more tambourines.

8/4 We have played the Tractor Tavern in Ballard more times than any other venue in America…so far. But instead of being predictable and ordinary, last night was the weirdest, wildest most insane lava tsunami of a rock show I have ever had the pleasure of surviving. All of the sudden in the middle of my meditation in the green room, I heard our opening song begin…I thought, “well, that’s odd, we already had a sound check.” I hit my head on the mic when I walked onto the stage and when I dodged it in mock recoil I hit my head on mike’s mic. Things got worse from there. At some point I threw in the towel and was just like, “if you cant remember the lyrics to king of diamonds you may as well dance the creep out.” You find yourself
infiltrated by the stares, but you have to get that creep out. Dance him right off your shoulders. Dodging bullets shot from heaven, we closed with the painted jawbone of a gold toothed horse held high. People said it was the best they had seen us …ever. Go figure.

04 Aug
2011

Motopony is on a west coast tour now with Those Darlins and White Arrows. Frontman Daniel Blue wrote to us about a small accident he had after the band’s show at the Echo, his first impressions of the San Francisco venue Bottom of the Hill and finding the inspiration to perform live.

Check out his post below and make sure to go to motoponymusic.com to buy some of their music!

7/31 I woke up in Koreatown and got in the van after practicing with my new foam nunchuckas. We made a game called invisible ninja baseball. I hit my eye, but I can still see. I selfishly left the driving LA-SF to my mates. The bottom of the hill is a club that lives up to its name geographically. Inside it looks like a Tim Burton inspired lounge for Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Load-in, sound-check and a coffee cup later we played again to a full room. Before our set I was all nerves and bad text messages, but some zen happened in the green room while I bonded with the ‘Darlins badass Nichole and her bestie. I found my knees and my breath….and the fucking thunder came into me again. Sometimes you’re like “god damn it I can’t even swing this tambourine my arm hurts so bad, ” But then you feel the thunder above you, and look up into those lights where you know the top point of your triangle lies….and that fucking tambo turns into gamma rays like its swinging itself off the end of your feathered arm. After a conversation with the front man of White Arrows about shamanism I watched their set with wider eyes. These kids are hot, we are going on a skateboard adventure ritual when we get to Seattle.

02 Aug
2011

Last Friday night, Motopony kicked off their tour with White Arrows and Those Darlins. Frontman Daniel Blue checked in with us to tell us about playing in Los Angeles and his first impressions of the bands he’s touring with. Check it out below and head over here to see their YouTube Guest Editor playlist.

Our first of seven shows with White Arrows and Those Darlins was last night at the Echo in Los Angeles. During soundcheck, a friend texted me that there was a line around the building…it’s been a while since we’ve opened…but I’ve never opened to a full house before. I love LA. Barring the typical comedy of errors involved getting to Southern California from Seattle in 48 hours (read: stopping for gas and forgetting to pump any, getting lost in Hollywood Hills with a 36 foot van and trailer…etc) we found ourselves energized and ready to put it out for as long as they let us stay on the stage. A quick camaraderie was forged in the green room. We all pretty much fell in love with Those Darlins on YouTube…in person they are just as wildly adorable. Live they are rock goddess status. I found myself irresistibly convulsing and generally hypnotized by their gyrations and near psychedelic wind outs. The White Arrows are equally deserving of their current hype status…far more local to LA than Ponies or Darlins, they acted the perfect hosts and even invited us to the after party in the hills. Suffice to say, I never had my doubts or anything, but this tour is going to kick ass.

http://motoponymusic.com