Tomorrow, Saturday March 17th, MOG returns to the Mohawk in Austin for their annual unofficial SXSW party. This year’s lineup features The Roots, Bob Mould, Blitzen Trapper, Cloud Nothings, The War On Drugs, Howlin Rain, G-Side, K Flay and The Silent Comedy.
The event, presented by Intel, is MOG’s signature party of the year. We go every year and we’ll definitely be there tomorrow (look for some photos from the show on the site next week).
The show is free, all ages so make sure you get there early. Take a listen to the artists on this MOG playlist.
Date: Saturday, March 17th.
Location: The Mohawk. 912 Red River St. Austin, TX
Time: 12pm-6pm (Capacity is limited, show up early!)
ATO Records is excited to announce that Dawes has confirmed a fall tour, which they will be co-headlining with Blitzen Trapper. The 29-date tour kicks off on October 7th in Petaluma, CA, and will hit major cities across the US and Canada. This tour follows the June release of their critically acclaimed sophomore album, Nothing Is Wrong. Rolling Stone raves that the members of Dawes are “the most promising purveyors of new-school country folk…so authentically vintage.” The full list of tour dates is below.
Since the release of their debut album, ‘North Hills’ (which featured the breakout anthem, “When My Time Comes”), an extraordinary record that was released quietly and soon became regarded among critics and fans across the country as a classic and must-own favorite, Dawes has toured non-stop and earned a reputation for their road warrior work ethic along with their passionate and epic live performances.
So much so in fact, that Dawes was recently hand-picked by legends Robbie Robertson (The Band) and Jackson Browne to serve the backing band for their respective projects; performing with Robertson on some special TV performances (Late Night with David Letterman, The View, and The Jools Holland Show) and with Browne on a recent European tour.
According to Robertson: “They’re really good and they’re a band – it’s different than just getting a bunch of individual musicians and trying to make them click and blend. They’re all at the top of their game…they know what works. I appreciate a young band with a broad horizon. Dawes is that in spaces.”
Browne states: “Dawes are an incredible young band. Their singer, Taylor Goldsmith, is a brilliant songwriter with very hip lyrics. He and his brother Griffin have one of those great familial harmony blends. You can’t mention a record that these guys haven’t listened to.”
Prior to the Fall tour, Dawes will head out on a month-long sold-out tour with GRAMMY Award winning, Alison Krauss and Union Station.
The response to Nothing Is Wrong has been excellent. Paste Magazine declared, “they stand on the cusp of becoming a force to be reckoned with for years to come,” while American Songwriter admired how “Dawes’ second album succeeds on its own terms…capturing the quartet’s vibrant musical rapport and chops.” “In two short years,” noted Relix, “Dawes has emerged as one of the finest bands in the burgeoning neo-folk scene.” The Philadelphia Inquirer called the album “wise and touching…a bittersweet treat,” while the Chicago Sun-Times was taken by its “finely crafted modern country-rock.”
Dawes and Blitzen Trapper will release a free six-song EP available for download and streaming (check it out below) at dawestheband.com. The EP consists of three Dawes songs and three Blitzen Trapper songs.
Each band will launch a joint pre-sale on Friday, August 5th at 10 AM EST prior to the public on-sale on Friday, August 12th (check local outlets for respective times).
By purchasing tickets directly from either band’s website, fans will be allowed to:
-Add an exclusive tour t-shirt, only available with purchase of tickets online, that won’t be available at shows
-Add albums (digital, CD, or Vinyl) at discounted prices.
August 2nd – New York, NY – The Beacon Theatre
August 3rd – New Brunswick, NJ – State Theatre
August 5th – Gilford, NH – Meadowbrook Pavilion
August 6th – Mashantucket, CT – MGM Grand Theatre
August 7th – Vienna, VA – Wolf Trap
August 9th – Bethlehem, PA – Musikfest
August 10th – Winston-Salem, NC – Ziggy’s
August 11th – Cary, NC – Koka Booth Amphitheatre
August 12th – Asheville, NC – The Biltmore
August 13th – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre
August 14th – East Hampton, NY – Music to Know Festival
August 19th – St. Augustine, FL – Augustine Amphitheatre
August 20th – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – AuRene Theatre
August 21st – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
August 23rd – Houston, TX – Fitzgeralds
August 24th – Austin, TX – La Zona Rosa
September 1st – Santa Monica, CA – Santa Monica Pier (Free Show)
September 2nd – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
September 3rd – Beaver Creek, CO – Vilar Performing Arts Center
September 4th – Salt Lake City, UT – Red Butte Gardens
September 17th – Bristol, VA – Bristol Rhythm & Roots
September 18th – Bristol, VA – Bristol Rhythm & Roots
September 20th – Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall
September 21st – Nashville, TN – Next Big Nashville
September 22nd – Birmingham, AL – Workplay
September 23rd – Knoxville, TN – Bijou Theatre
September 24th – Chattanooga, TN – Track 29
October 1st – Fort Worth, TX – Fort Worth Music Festival
October 7th – Petaluma, CA – Mystic Theatre
October 8th – Santa Barbara, CA – SoHo
October 9th – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up
October 10th – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
October 11th – Santa Fe, NM – Santa Fe Sol Live
October 13th – Dallas, TX – Club Dada
October 14th – Utopia, TX – Utopia Fest
October 15th – Baton Rouge, LA – Manship Theatre
October 18th – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
October 19th – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
October 20th – Louisville, KY – Headliner’s
October 21st – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
October 22nd – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
October 24th – Washington, DC – Black Cat
October 26th – New York, NY – Webster Hall
October 27th – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
October 28th – Boston, MA – Royale
October 30th – Toronto, ON – Opera House
November 1st- Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
November 2nd – Grand Rapids, MI – Calvin College
November 3rd – Chicago, IL – The Metro
November 4th – Minneapolis, MN – First Ave
November 5th – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall
November 7th – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre
November 10th – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
November 11th – Seattle, WA – The Neptune
November 13th – Eugene, OR – McDonald Theatre
November 15th – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
-7/27 – 8/21 and 9/2-4 supporting Alison Krauss and Union Station, except 8/14 which is festival AND 8/10 which is Dawes headline
-Caleb Caudle supports 8/10
-Robert Ellis supports 8/23 and 8/24
-9/1 Sonny & the Sunsets support
-9/20 – 9/24 supporting M. Ward, except 9/22 co-headline with David Mayfield Parade
-Jonny Corndawg plays 1st of 3 on 9/21
-10/7 – 11/17 co-headline with Blitzen Trapper, except 10/13 and 14 which are festivals
-10/7 – 10/26 Smoke Fairies open except 10/24
-10/27 – 11/15 The Belle Brigade opens except 11/4
The lineup is out for this year’s Austin City Limits Festival (October 2nd-4th) and I noticed the bevy of indie-rock bands playing. No Foo Fighters this year but we get Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band, The Beastie Boys, Kings of Leon and a lot of filler. Anyways, check out the lineup below:
Dave Matthews Band
Kings of Leon
Ben Harper and Relentless7
The Dead Weather
The Levon Helm Band
Coheed and Cambria
STS9 (Sound Tribe Sector 9)
The Airborne Toxic Event
Medeski, Martin & Wood
Michael Franti & Spearhead
Here We Go Magic
Asleep at the Wheel
Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears
Los Amigos Invisibles
The Felice Brothers
Poi Dog Pondering
Sam Roberts Band
Walter “Wolfman” Washington
Zac Brown Band
School of Seven Bells
Robyn Hitchcock and the Venus 3
The Wood Brothers
The Parlor Mob
Rebirth Brass Band
The Low Anthem
Sons of Bill
The Henry Clay People
Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights
Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band
The Soul Stirrers
Palm School Elementary
The Gospel Silvertones
NPR’s always been a friend to the music community. Last year, they worked with five member stations to broadcast 14 concerts from SXSW. NPR’s committed to maintaining its presence at SXSW as this year they will be webcasting and broadcasting concerts, artists interviews and other performances.
From the press release:
On the opening night of the festival, Wednesday, March 18 at 10PM (CT), NPR Music will present a SXSW showcase headlined by The Decemberists at Stubbs Bar-B-Q. The Portland-based band will give the first live performance of its new album, The Hazards of Love, which the band will play in sequence, in its entirety. Joining all five members of The Decemberists on stage will be Lavender DiamondÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Becky Stark and My Brightest DiamondÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Shara Worden, who lend leading vocals to the album. Opening bands are North Carolina
trio The Avett Brothers, set to debut songs from its forthcoming album produced by Rick Rubin, and bluesy rockers Heartless Bastards, riding the success of its third record, The Mountain. A SXSW badge is required for this official showcase.
On Thursday, March 19, NPR Music is hosting a daytime concert at The Parish, open to the public, with six acts worth lining up for. Kicking off at 12:30PM (CT), Ã¢â‚¬Å“Music for the Right BrainÃ¢â‚¬Â will feature roots-pop duo Blind Pilot; BLK JKS, the art-rock band from Johannesburg; BrooklynÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Dirty Projectors; Somali-born rapper KÃ¢â‚¬â„¢NAAN; and songstress Thao Nguyen and the Get Down Stay Downs. Headlining the concert is Blitzen Trapper, whose 2008 release Furr was an NPR listener favorite.
Both concerts will be anchored by Bob Boilen, host and creator of the popular show All Songs Considered and its Live in Concertseries. Joining Boilen will be NPR Music blogger Carrie Brownstein and David Brown, host of Texas Music Matterson KUT in Austin”
You can find more info here.
Here’s the press release below with the lineup and all the ticket info:
Saturday, May 23th
Kings of Leon / Yeah Yeah Yeahs / The Decemberists / Animal Collective / Bon Iver / Devotchka / M. Ward / Doves / Sun Kil Moon / The Gaslight Anthem / King Khan & The Shrines / Ra Ra Riot / Shearwater / Passion Pit / Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band / Vince Mira / Blind Pilot / Owl City / Arthur & Yu / Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele / Death Vessel / Hockey
Sunday, May 24th
JaneÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Addiction / Nine Inch Nails / TV On The Radio / Peter Bjorn and John / of Montreal / The Avett Brothers / Calexico / M83 / The Airborne Toxic Event / The Walkmen / The Wrens / St. Vincent / The Dodos / John Vanderslice / The Submarines / Viva Voce / The Builders And The Butchers / AA Bondy / Fences / Point Juncture, WA / Jon Benjamin
Monday, May 25th
Ben Harper and Relentless7 / Erykah Badu / Silversun Pickups / Fleet Foxes / Gogol Bordello / Santigold / Grizzly Bear / Explosions In The Sky / Girl Talk / Blitzen Trapper / The Knux / Monotonix / Bishop Allen / Black Moth Super Rainbow / Beach House / Mugison / The Dutchess And The Duke / School Of Seven Bells / Horse Feathers / The Pica Beats / Loch Lomond / BLK JKS
Beginning February 28th (on sale weekend only):
A discounted 3 DAY FESTIVAL PASS is available for a very limited time / $154.50
Offer ends Sunday, March 1st at midnight.
Single tickets, per day / $56.50
Beginning March 2nd:
3 day pass / $199.50
Single tickets, per day / $66.50
Beginning May 11:
3 day pass / $229.50
Single tickets, per day / $76.50
V.I.P. package tickets with special amenities also available.
Full details on the festival website:sasquatchfestival.com
(Applicable service charges may apply)
Tickets go on sale Saturday February 28th at 10AM and can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com, sasquatchfestival.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, or charge by phone in Seattle (206) 628-0888, in Oregon (503) 224-4400, and in Eastern Washington (509) 735-0500
Camping is available for May 22, 23, 24, 25 and can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com. For more details, directions and further information on camping at The Gorge Amphitheatre go to sasquatchfestival.com.
Stay tuned to for more announcements and information at sasquatchfestival.com.
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The lineup for Coachella was announced today and it’s.. ehhh. The three main headliners are Paul McCartney, The Killers and The Cure. Throw in Morrissey, Franz Ferdinand, Amy Winehouse, TV On The Radio and Lupe Fiasco and you have a pretty eclective lineup for the weekend. I don’t think that I’ll be going tough.If I did go though to one day, it’d probably be the first day. Check out the links to get your tickets and the lineup below them:
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FRIDAY, APRIL 17: Paul McCartney, Morrissey, Franz Ferdinand, Leonard Cohen, Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, Beirut, The Black Keys, Girl Talk, Silversun Pickups, The Ting Tings, The Crystal Method, Ghostland Observatory, Crystal Castles, The Airborne Toxic Event, We Are Scientists, N.A.S.A., Patton & Rahzel, M. Ward, The Presets, The Hold Steady, A Place to Bury Strangers, Felix da Housecat, Buraka Som Sistema, Ryan Bingham, Bajofondo, Peanut Butter Wolf, Noah & the Whale, White Lies, The Bug, Alberta Cross, Los Campesinos!, Craze & Klever, Molotov, Switch, Gui Boratto, Steve Aoki, The Aggrolites, People Under the Stairs, The Courteeners, Cage the Elephant, Dear and the Headlights.
SATURDAY, APRIL 18: The Killers, Amy Winehouse, Thievery Corporation, TV on the Radio, Band of Horses, Fleet Foxes, MSTRKRFT, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Atmosphere, Mastodon, TRAV$DJ-AM, Henry Rollins, Crookers, Turbonegro, Hercules and Love Affair, Superchunk, Glasvegas, Dr. Dog, Drive-By Truckers, Booker T & the DBTÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s, Amanda Palmer, The Bloody Beetroots, Surkin, Para One (Live), Calexico, Liars, Bob Mould Band, Zane Lowe, Electric Touch, Blitzen Trapper, James Morrison, Drop the Lime, Glass Candy, Thenewno2, Gang Gang Dance, Billy Talent, Ida Maria, Ariel PinkÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Haunted Graffiti, Zizek, Cloud Cult, Tinariwen.
SUNDAY, APRIL 19: The Cure, My Bloody Valentine, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Throbbing Gristle, Lupe Fiasco, Paul Weller, Peter Bjorn and John, X, Antony & the Johnsons, Roni Size, Public Enemy, Jenny Lewis, Groove Armada, Paolo Nutini, Christopher Lawrence, Lykke Li, The Kills, Okkervil River, M.A.N.D.Y., Clipse, Sebastien Tellier, Fucked Up, Perry Farrell, The Horrors, Late of the Pier, KÃ¢â‚¬â„¢naan, Junior Boys, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Supermayer, No Age, Vivian Girls, Shepard Fairey, Themselves, Gaslight Anthem, The Knux, Mexican Institute of Sound, The Night Marchers, Marshall Barnes.