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21 Aug
2012

It’s hard to believe but it’s almost already time for CMJ. Returning this October 16th through the 20th, the festival has revealed its first round of artists.

The Presets
The Walkmen
The Mountain Goats
Kimbra
GZA
OFF!
King Tuff
Killer Mike
Com Truise
DIIV
Pig Destroyer
The Jezabels
Electric Guest
Poolside
Daughn Gibson
Robert DeLong
Icona Pop
Emma Louise
Mac DeMarco
Prince Rama
Young Magic
The Stepkids (these guys are great, we booked them last year)
MS MR
Sundress
The Soul Rebels
Twerps

10 Jul
2012

Kimbra performed “Settle Down” on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Watch it below:

02 Jul
2012

The ever so delightful Kimbra performed outdoors in Burbank, California at Warner Bros Records for the label’s Summer Sessions concert series. Our photographer Marcello Ambriz was there to get some fantastic shots of the singer from New Zealand.

Check them out below:



11 Jun
2012


International sensation Kimbra has announced her first-ever headlining tour of the US and Canada. The month-long run kicks off September 25th in Vancouver, BC and runs through to October 27th in Toronto, ON. The Stepkids will support. Ticket on-sales begin Friday, June 15th, visit www.kimbramusic.com for details.

The tour will support the release of the US version of her debut album Vows, which was released onMay 22nd via Warner Bros. Records. Vows debuted at #14 on the Billboard Top 200 Charts with 21,665 albums sold, and has received overwhelming critical acclaim so far. Entertainment Weekly awarded Vows an “A,” Rolling Stone gave the album 3 ½ stars, saying “Vows gives R&B a wacky art-rock spin, with a cappella vocal chorales mutating into sumptuous funk pop,” and Glamour gushed, “Vows is at all times thrilling and theatrical, filled with wall-of-sound orchestration and nearly-schizoid arrangements, all kept afloat with ease by Kimbra’s elastic voice.”

Originating from Hamilton, New Zealand, Kimbra has been performing her jazz-inflected pop since she was 14. She worked on her debut album, Vows, for over three years, finally releasing it Australia in August 2011 to critical and chart success. Vows won the 2011 ARIA (Australian Grammy) for Best Female Artist and spawned three hit singles; “Good Intent,” “Settle Down,” and “Cameo Lover.” “Cameo Lover” recently won the Grand Prize in the 2011 International Songwriting Competition and wasnominated for an APRA (Australasian Performing Right Association) award for Song of the Year. Vows is certified platinum in Australia and New Zealand.

For the US edition of Vows, Kimbra recorded additional tracks in Los Angeles, CA with such producers and songwriters as Mike Elizondo and Greg Kurstin. Also included on the release is “Warrior” featuring Mark Foster (Foster the People) and A-Trak, originally recorded for the Converse “Three Artists, One Song” series. Kimbra recently performed “Settle Down” on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and she is currently on tour with Foster the People. Full list of dates is below.

With Foster the People:
June 11 – Summerstage – New York, NY
June 12 – Lachine Canal – Montreal, QC
June 14 – Mann Center – Philadelphia, PA
June 15 – Bank of America Pavilion – Boston, MA
June 17 – The Fillmore – Detroit, MI
June 19 – Downsview Park – Toronto, ON
June 20 – Congress Theater – Chicago, IL
June 21 – Congress Theater – Chicago, IL
June 22 – US Bank Theater – Minneapolis, MN
June 25 – Deer Lake Park – Vancouver, BC
June 26 – WAMU Theater – Seattle, WA
June 27 – Edgefield Amphitheater – Troutdale, OR
June 29 – Greek Theatre – Berkeley, CA
June 30 – Gibson Amphitheatre – Los Angeles, CA
July 1 – Gibson Amphitheatre – Los Angeles, CA
July 3 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO
July 5 – The Great Salt Air – Salt Lake City, UT
July 6 – Commerica Theater – Phoenix, AZ
July 7 – The Pool at the Cosmopolitan – Las Vegas, NV

Headline:
Sept 25 – Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
Sept 26 – Showbox @ the Market – Seattle, WA
Sept 27 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
Sept 29 – Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA
Sept 30 – Majestic Ventura Theater – Ventura, CA
Oct 03 – Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
Oct 05 – House of Blues – San Diego, CA
Oct 09 – The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 10 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
Oct 12 – Verizon Theatre – Grand Prairie, TX
Oct 14 – Austin City Limits – Austin, TX
Oct 16 – Varsity Theater – Minneapolis, MN
Oct 17 – Metro – Chicago, IL
Oct 20 – Webster Hall – New York, NY
Oct 21 – Theater of the Living Arts -Philadelphia, PA
Oct 23 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
Oct 24 – Royale Nightclub – Boston, MA
Oct 26 – Corona Theatre – Montreal, QC
Oct 27 – Danforth Music Hall -Toronto, ON

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03 Jun
2012

By Michel Dussack

It’s still hard to get a handle on just how big Foster the People has become in just over a year. Now several tours into supporting their debut LP ‘Torches’, this current spring tour (apparently the last one in support of the album) started on May 29th in New York’s Central Park and sees the band playing their biggest venues to date, including three sold out stops at the New York venue. Supporting the band on the first leg of this tour are both Kimbra and The Kooks.

First up was Kimbra, who much like Foster the People, is quickly becoming a household name due in part to one massive hit – Gotye’s ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ which she provides vocals on. Her seven song set featured tracks from her debut album, ‘Vows’ which just saw a release in the U.S. Regardless of how recently her album came out, several pockets of fans seemed to know the words to a handful of the songs, especially with the song ‘Settle Down.’ Her set was downright infectious, and she is sure to be headlining large venues of her own soon enough.

Next was English indie rockers, The Kooks who played a 45 minute set to a small segment of loyal fans who seemed to be at the show just to see them, and a much larger group of people who had never heard a track by them. Fresh off a tour that included a stop at Terminal 5, Central Park wasn’t much larger of a venue for them to be playing, and their confidence was at an all-time high. Singer Luke Pritchard was only restricted by the size of stage as he freely ran around while singing, often times with a guitar strapped on as well. While the band is already massive overseas, their following has been steadily growing here, and with performances like this one, it’s not hard to see why.

When Foster the People began their set at 9 sharp with ‘Miss You’ it was hard for fans to ignore the dark storm clouds slowly rolling towards Central Park, however as the band continued to play hit after hit, everyone seemed to get lost in the music for about an hour. Standouts included ‘Helena Beat’ early on in the set, ‘Love’ a bonus track that seemed to get lost on the crowd, and ‘Warrior’ which featured guest vocals from Kimbra.

As the night progressed, the sky got darker, and the intricate array of lights that Foster the People brought with them became more apparent. I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again, Foster the People have probably the best lighting setup outside of arena shows. While the band didn’t treat the crowd to any new songs, there was an improvisational jam that occurred towards the end of their set, and it was refreshing to hear something new from the band.

Foster the People chose ‘Houdini’ to end the main set, and just as they started to play it, the rain clouds that had been taunting us all night finally unleashed a downpour. As a horn section joined the band on stage to add layers of sound to the song, a loud clap of thunder rang out in perfect timing with the song. The band quickly rushed off the stage after the song, and the usually inevitable encore suddenly didn’t seem so guaranteed. When they did finally return to the stage, it was clear that the band didn’t have much time before the venue decided to end the show due to inclement weather, so they treated the fans to the song that most people had waited for – ‘Pumped Up Kicks’.

The song was, as usual for a live performance, extended and remixed with an outro that incorporated dubstep as well as other electronic music genres. Towards the end of the song, Mark Foster jumped off the stage and joined the fans in the rain, singing up close and personal to the fans that have supported this band throughout their meteoric rise to fame. With news that this would be the last U.S. tour supporting ‘Torches’, this was a fitting beginning to the tour, and hopefully we’ll be graced with a sophomore album sooner rather than later.

Foster the People setlist
1. Miss You
2. Life on the Nickel
3. Helena Beat
4. Broken Jaw
5. I Would Do Anything for You
6. Waste
7. Warrior (with Kimbra)
8. Love
9. Call It What You Want
10. Don’t Stop (Color on the Walls)
11. Warrant
12. Houdini
Encore
13. Pumped Up Kicks (with remix outro)

22 May
2012

Austin City Limits Music Festival 2012 Lineup Announced

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Austin City Limits Music Festival has announced its lineup for the 2012 edition of the festival. Set to headline this year’s lineup: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, The Black Keys and Jack White. Three day tickets and single day passes are still on-sale for the festival for the festival set for October 12th through the 14th. Pick them up here while they last.

Check out the full lineup below:

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, The Black Keys
Jack White, Florence + The Machine, The Avett Brothers, Iggy & The Stooges, AVICII, BASSNECTAR, The Roots, The Shins, Weezer, Gotye, The Civil Wars, M83, Tegan and Sara, Childish Gambino Two Door Cinema Club, Thievery Corporation, The Afghan Whigs, Crystal Castles, Andrew Bird, Gary Clark Jr., Metric, Band of Skulls, Esperanza Spalding, Alabama Shakes, Delta Spirit, M. Ward, Randy Rogers Band, Die Antwoord, Rufus Wainwright, NEEDTOBREATHE, Big Gigantic, Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, Steve Earle, The War On Drugs, Umphrey’s McGee, Barrington Levy, Old 97′s Punch Brothers, Bombay Bicycle Club, A-Trak, Trampled by Turtles Patterson Hood, Michael Kiwanuka, Big K.R.I.T., Oberhofer, POLICA, Tennis, Zola Jesus, Stars, Kimbra, Black Lips, Los Campesinos!, Jovanotti, Ben Howard, Ruthie Foster, Freelance Whales, Civil Twilight, The Whigs, Dev, The Lumineers, Bad Books, The Devil Makes Three, Asleep at the Wheel, First Aid Kit Patrick Watson, LP, Caveman, Lee Fields & The Expressions, Father John Misty The Wombats, Dry the River, The Boxer Rebellion, Soul Rebels Brass Band Thundercat, Willis Earl Beal, He’s My Brother She’s My Sister, Kishi Bashi, Deep Dark Woods, Moon Duo, Kopecky Family Band, River City Extension Quiet Corral, Wheeler Brothers, The Relatives, Space Capone, The Staves Native Run, Nikki Lane, Quiet Company, Infantree, Wild Child, La Vida Bohème The Eastern Sea, The Dunwells, Kenny Vaughan Trio, Justin Jones, Sonámbulo Royal Teeth, Noah Gunderson, The Aaron Ivey Band, The Mighty Sincere Voices G.S.T., Colorfeels, Lera Lynn, Megan McCormick, Shields of Faith, Stapletones, The Baylor Choir, Disciples of Joy, Ralph’s World, Orange Sherbet, Big Don Rocknoceros, Hullabaloo, Jambo, Peter DiStefano & Tor, The School of Rock, The Q Brothers

24 Apr
2012

The lovely Kimbra probably first appeared on your music radar with her sweet supporting vocals on Gotye’s hit “Somebody That I Used To Know.” In the next few months, however, you’ll discover the full talent of this lovely chanteuse. Kimbra’s about to head out on the road at the end of next month with Foster The People in support of her upcoming album Vows but last Monday, the New Zealand singer/songwriter stopped by Los Angeles’s Bardot for a performance at the venue’s free School Night! residency. Our photographer Marcello Ambriz was there to get some beautiful shots. Check them out below and be sure to visit kimbramusic.com



06 Mar
2012


International newcomer Kimbra will release the US version of her debut album Vows for Warner Bros. Records on May 22, 2012. Vows features several brand new songs in addition to tracks from the platinum-certified Australian edition of the album.

Released in Australia in August 2011, Vows has earned Kimbra a “one to watch” rave from Rolling Stone Australia, won her the ARIA (Australian Grammy) for Best Female Artist and spawned three hit singles. These tracks, “Good Intent,” “Cameo Lover,” and “Settle Down,” are also included on the US edition of Vows. Kimbra recorded additional tracks for the release in Los Angeles, CA with such producers and songwriters as Mike Elizondo and Greg Kurstin.

Originating from Hamilton, New Zealand, Kimbra has been performing her jazz-inflected pop since she was 14. Kimbra’s haunting vocals and impassioned delivery on the Gotye track “Somebody That I Used to Know” have helped propel it to an international hit: the video for the song has over 99 million views and is at the top of the US radio charts.

This year is shaping up to be an extremely busy one for Kimbra. Fresh from a whirlwind European run with Gotye, Kimbra will perform at the SXSW Music Conference in Austin, TX March 14-17. She will then re-join Gotye on his headline tour which begins March 22nd in Washington, DC. Later this spring, she will support Foster the People on their US tour, which kicks off May 29th with two nights at Rumsey Playfield in New York’s Central Park, and runs through July 7th in Las Vegas, NV. She is also playing two SOLD OUT headline shows at Mercury Lounge March 26th and at the Troubadour April 17th. Full tour dates are below.

SXSW Shows:
March 14 – The Warner Sound Presented by Nikon @ La Zona Rosa
March 14 – KCRW Showcase @ Haven
March 15 – MTV Woodies Festival @ Outdoor Austin
March 15 – Filter Magazine Party @ Clive Bar
March 15 – The Warner Sound Presented by Nikon day party @ La Zona Rosa
March 16 – Nylon Magazine party @ W Hotel
March 16 – To Be Announced
March 17 – To Be Announced

With GOTYE:
March 22 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
March 23 – Tower Theatre – Philadelphia, PA
March 25 – Terminal 5 – New York, NY
March 26 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY (headline)
March 27 – Webster Hall – New York, NY
March 29 – House of Blues – Boston, MA
March 30 – Corona Theatre – Montreal, QC
March 31 – Kool Haus – Toronto, ON
April 2 – Pease Auditorium – Ypsilanti, MI
April 3 – Aragon Theatre – Chicago, IL
April 4 – Epic Event Center – Minneapolis, MN
April 6 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
April 10 – Showbox SODO – Seattle, WA
April 11 – Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR
April 12 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA
April 17 – Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA (headline)

With FOSTER THE PEOPLE:
May 29 – Rumsey Playfield – New York, NY
May 30 – Rumsey Playfield – New York, NY
June 01 – LC Pavilion – Columbus, OH
June 02 – Livestrong Sporting Park – Kansas City, KC (KRBZ Beach Ball)
June 04 – Verizon Theatre – Grand Prairie, TX
June 05 – The Backyard – Austin, TX
June 07 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Alpharetta, GA
June 10 – Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia MD
June 11 – Summerstage – New York, NY
June 12 – Lachine Canal – Montreal, QC
June 14 – Mann Center – Philadelphia, PA
June 15 – Bank of America Pavilion – Boston, MA
June 16 – The Fillmore – Detroit, MI
June 19 – Downsview Park – Toronto, ON
June 20 – Congress Theater – Chicago, IL
June 21 – Congress Theater – Chicago, IL
June 22 – US Bank Theater – Minneapolis, MN
June 25 – Deer Lake Park – Vancouver, BC
June 26 – WAMU Theater – Seattle, WA
June 27 – Edgefield Amphitheater – Troutdale, OR
June 29 – Greek Theatre – Berkeley, CA
June 30 – Gibson Amphitheatre – Los Angeles, CA
July 1 – Gibson Amphitheatre – Los Angeles, CA
July 3 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO
July 5 – The Great Salt Air – Salt Lake City, UT
July 6 – Commerica Theater – Phoenix, AZ
July 7 – The Pool at the Cosmopolitan – Las Vegas, NV

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14 Feb
2012

Warner Bros. Records artist Kimbra has been selected to support Foster the People on their US summer tour. The dates kick off May 29th with two nights at Rumsey Playfield in New York’s Central Park, and run through July 7th in Las Vegas, NV. The Kooks, Tokyo Police Club and Mayer Hawthorne will also be supporting on selected dates throughout the tour.

This year is shaping up to be an extremely busy one for the 21 year-old singer and songwriter. Prior to heading out with Foster the People, Kimbra will be performing at the SXSW Music Conference in Austin, TX March 13-17, after which she will be opening for Gotye on his nationwide run. That string of shows begins March 22nd in Washington, DC and will continue through April 12th in San Francisco, CA.

Originating from Hamilton, New Zealand, Kimbra has been performing her jazz-inflected pop since she was 14. Her Australian debut, Vows, has spawned three hit singles, is certified platinum, earned her a “One to Watch” rave from Rolling Stone Australia and won Kimbra the ARIA (Australian Grammy) for Best Female Artist. Several of the songs on Vows are included on her current US EP Settle Down, which was released in October 2011. The title track is already getting airplay on KCRW and the video, which has over six million views, was recently selected as iTunes Video of the Week.

Kimbra’s haunting vocals and impassioned delivery on the Gotye track “Somebody That I Used to Know” have helped propel it to an international hit: the video for the song has 70 million views and it is climbing the US radio charts. Kimbra recently joined Gotye onstage for the US television debut of “Somebody That I Used to Know” on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Kimbra is currently working on additional tracks for her debut album for Warner Bros. Records with such producers and songwriters as Mike Elizondo and Greg Kurstin. The release is set for summer 2012.

Watch the official video for “Settle Down” here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHV04eSGzAA and purchase the Settle Down EP here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/settle-down-ep/id472114057

Kimbra US tour dates are as follows:

March 13 – 17 – SXSW Music Conference – Austin, TX

With GOTYE:

March 22 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
March 23 – Tower Theatre – Philadelphia, PA
March 25 – Terminal 5 – New York, NY
March 27 – Webster Hall – New York, NY
March 29 – House of Blues – Boston, MA
March 30 – Corona Theatre – Montreal, QC
March 31 – Kool Haus – Toronto, ON
April 2 – Pease Auditorium – Ypsilanti, MI
April 3 – Aragon Theatre – Chicago, IL
April 4 – Epic Event Center – Minneapolis, MN
April 6 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
April 8 – Vogue Theatre – Vancouver, BC
April 10 – Showbox – Seattle, WA
April 11 – Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR
April 12 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA

With FOSTER THE PEOPLE:

May 29 – Rumsey Playfield – New York, NY
May 30 – Rumsey Playfield – New York, NY
June 01 – LC Pavilion – Columbus, OH
June 04 – Verizon Theatre – Grand Prairie, TX
June 05 – The Backyard – Austin, TX
June 07 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Alpharetta, GA
June 10 – Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia MD
June 11 – Summerstage – New York, NY
June 12 – Lachine Canal – Montreal, QC
June 14 – Mann Center – Philadelphia, PA
June 15 – Bank of America Pavilion – Boston, MA
June 16 – The Fillmore – Detroit, MI
June 19 – Downsview Park – Toronto, ON
June 20 – Congress Theater – Chicago, IL
June 21 – Congress Theater – Chicago, IL
June 22 – US Bank Theater – Minneapolis, MN
June 25 – Deer Lake Park – Vancouver, BC
June 26 – WAMU Theater – Seattle, WA
June 27 – Edgefield Amphitheater – Troutdale, OR
June 29 – Greek Theatre – Berkeley, CA
June 30 – Gibson Amphitheatre – Los Angeles, CA
July 1 – Gibson Amphitheatre – Los Angeles, CA
July 3 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO
July 5 – The Great Salt Air – Salt Lake City, UT
July 6 – Commerica Theater – Phoenix, AZ
July 7 – The Pool at the Cosmopolitan – Las Vegas, NV

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02 Feb
2012

Gotye made his US television debut with his hit song “Somebody That I Used To Know (with Kimbra) and “Eyes Wide Open” on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Watch the video below: