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28 Nov
2012

Milo Greene performed “1957″ (I love this song) on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Watch the video below and pick up their self-titled album on iTunes, Amazon MP3, CD

13 Oct
2012

Milo Greene performed “1957″ and “Cutty Love on Last Call with Carson Daly.

Watch the videos below:

16 Sep
2012


By Ace Ubas

Without question, The Walkmen have had an impressive spanning over a decade. Within that decade, they’ve released seven full-length albums and played almost half a thousand shows. Even for most of 2012 which saw the release of their latest album, Heaven, they’ve been relentlessly touring, opening for Florence + the Machine and playing numerous festivals across the world. On Wednesday night, the New York/D.C.-based quintet returned to Los Angeles to finish off the second half of their tour at the John Anson Ford Amphitheater.

Joining The Walkmen for a string dates and opening the night was Los Angeles five-piece Milo Greene. Many music blogs and publications have put the band near the top of their list as one of the bands to watch in 2012, backed by the release of their debut self-titled album. It also helps that they have been making a run at the late night circuit, having played on Conan O’Brien and David Letterman’s shows to broaden their mainstream exposure. And their performance in front of a hometown crowd proved why they are on a rapid rise. What those televised performances don’t show, however, is each band member’s impressive musicianship as throughout their 44 minute set, switching instruments numerous times.

They opened their set with “Don’t You Give Up On Me” and followed with a new unknown-titled song that featured post-rock-like guitar melodies (ala Explosions in the Sky), which sounded perfect in the open-air venue. On the slower, repetitive number “Silent Way,” guitarist Andrew Heringer picked up a banjo to add a more folk quality to their set. Electronic percussion added a new dynamic to the Marlana Sheetz-led “Perfectly Aligned,” where the rest of the band provided Fleet Foxes-esque vocal melodies.

While nearly every band member took their turns taking over lead vocal duties (minus drummer Curtis Marrero), Graham Fink sang lead on “Cutty Love” and showed that he is more than capable of being a lead. They closed the set with their single “1957,” which on record sounds like a Local Native track with the lingering guitar riff and percussive rim shots. But in a live setting, they’re definitely a lot more complex than that with multiple vocalists singing different verses and interweaving vocal melodies that transcend into the night sky. But before they exited the stage, things got a bit surreal and majestic during “What’s the Matter” where a few deer poked their heads and walked through the brush atop the hillside that provided the backdrop for the stage. As my friend whispered over to me after their set, it’s not often that you see a band draw out wildlife through their music, but Milo Greene’s folk-tinged rock certainly has that ability.

Going to the venue for the first time, I questioned for a minute or two whether a seated venue is appropriate to see a band like The Walkmen. But at the end of the night, they proved that they are perfect for any venue of any size. Guitarist Paul Maroon was the first to come out on the dimmed stage, playing a few guitar lines to open “Line by Line” as the rest of the band came out afterwards to a chorus of cheers. They opened their set with a couple of slower numbers from their latest album, following up the first song with “We Can’t Be Beat.” Frontman Hamilton Leithauser displayed his uncanny ability as a dynamic vocalist, howling the line “it’s been so long” with incredible range that saw his voice soar into the sky. The tempo picked up on the song “Heaven,” where the lyrics of maintaining a friendship resonated more vividly and emotionally in a live setting.

A brass quartet came out on stage for a trio of endearing songs – “Red Moon,” a stunning rendition of the lonely-themed “Stranded,” and “I Lost You.” The horns added a whole new dynamic to their songs that emphasized highly emotional themes embedded within. In a seated venue, it is a bit difficult to get up and move along to the music without hindering the view of others, especially with the songs played in the first half of the set and addition of a brass section. But that changed as drummer Matt Barrick played the opening beats to “Angela Surf City,” drawing nearly everyone out of their seats to jump up and down. At this point everyone stood standing for the rest of the night.

What’s most impressive about Leihauser is his stage presence, commanding attention through his sheer and raw vocal deliver while displaying his versatility. His unique vocal style easily brings to mind 60s rockabilly icon Roy Orbison, and that showed on “On the Water.” But it’s not only through the use of his powerful voice or by making his performance look effortless in a suave suit. He also does it through his charm and wit, jokingly saying “I expect half the people to leave after I say this, but Dave Matthews is right across the street” (who was playing at the Hollywood Bowl) and later when a helicopter flew over, “Matthews is taking off right now,” which drew laughs from the crowd.

For their surprising five-song encore, The Walkmen played a handful of older songs beginning with “All Hands and the Cook.” While they didn’t throw in “The Rat” (a song that most in the crowd kept shouting out) they did play another fan-favorite in “We’ve Been Had.” As soon as multi-instrumentalist Peter Bauer played the opening melodies on the piano-led song, nearly everyone standing was singing along to Leithauser.

Seeing a band like The Walkmen play in an open-aired venue surrounded by a natural environment was almost ethereal. You can’t helped but be drawn into the performance backed by a clear night sky that created a near-indescribable experience.

Line by Line
We Can’t Be Beat
Heaven
The Love You Love
Blue As Your Blood
Juveniles
Red Moon
Stranded
I Lost You
Heartbreaker
Love Is Luck
Angela Surf City
Louisiana
On the Water
In the New Year

Encore:
All Hands and the Cook
The Blue Route
Donde Esta La Playa
We’ve Been Had

07 Sep
2012

Milo Greene performed “1957″ on Conan.

Watch the video below and pick up their self-titled album on iTunes, Amazon MP3, CD

Catch Milo Greene on tour this fall:

9/8 – Portland, OR @ MFNW at Mississippi Studios
9/9 – Dana Point, CA @ Doheny Days at Doheny State Beach
9/12 – Los Angeles, CA – John Anson Ford w/ The Walkmen
9/14 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues w/ The Walkmen
9/16 – Phoenix, CA – Crescent Ballroom w/ The Walkmen
9/18 – Norman, OK – University of Oklahoma w/ The Walkmen
9/19 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theatre w/ The Walkmen
9/21 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live w/ The Walkmen
9/22 – New Orleans, LA – Tipitina’s w/ The Walkmen
10/5 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
10/6 – Phoenix, AZ @ Sail Inn
10/10 – Dallas, TX @ La Grange
10/16 – Nashville, TN @ The High Watt
10/17 – Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree
10/18 – Atlanta, GA @ The EARL
10/19 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
10/20 – Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern
10/23 – Washington, DC @ Rock N Roll Hotel
10/25 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
10/26 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
10/27 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
10/28 – Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa
10/29 – Toronto, ON @ The Horseshoe Tavern
11/1 – Ann Arbor, MI @ The Blind Pig
11/2 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
11/4 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
11/7 – St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird
11/8 – Lawrence, KS @ Bottleneck
11/9 – Denver, CO @ The Bluebird Theater
11/10 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
11/13 – Vancouver, BC @ Media Club
11/14 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
11/16 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent

www.milogreene.com

21 Aug
2012


“Don’t You Give Up On Me” is the fourth in a series of music videos LA-based band Milo Greene has released as part of a short film they’ve written/produced to compliment their debut self-titled album. While each video stands on its own, when laced together in the proper sequence, the videos render a complete cinematic narrative. The film is entitled “Moddison,” after an instrumental track on the record, and was shot in rustic Shaver Lake, CA, where the band recorded a lot of its early demos.

Watch it!

Milo Greene On Tour:
8/23 – Visalia, CA @ The Cellar Door
8/25 – Seattle, WA @ The End 107.7 Presents Summer Camp ’12
9/8 – Portland, OR @ MFNW at Mississippi Studios
9/9 – Dana Point, CA @ Doheny Days at Doheny State Beach
9/12 – Los Angeles, CA – John Anson Ford w/ The Walkmen
9/14 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues w/ The Walkmen
9/16 – Phoenix, CA – Crescent Ballroom w/ The Walkmen
9/18 – Norman, OK – University of Oklahoma w/ The Walkmen
9/19 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theatre w/ The Walkmen
9/21 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live w/ The Walkmen
9/22 – New Orleans, LA – Tipitina’s w/ The Walkmen
10/5 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
10/6 – Phoenix, AZ @ Sail Inn
10/10 – Dallas, TX @ La Grange
10/16 – Nashville, TN @ The High Watt
10/17 – Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree
10/18 – Atlanta, GA @ The EARL
10/19 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
10/20 – Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern
10/23 – Washington, DC @ Rock N Roll Hotel
10/25 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
10/26 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
10/27 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
10/28 – Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa
10/29 – Toronto, ON @ The Horseshoe Tavern
11/1 – Ann Arbor, MI @ The Blind Pig
11/2 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
11/4 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
11/7 – St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird
11/8 – Lawrence, KS @ Bottleneck
11/9 – Denver, CO @ The Bluebird Theater
11/10 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
11/13 – Vancouver, BC @ Media Club
11/14 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
11/16 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent

www.milogreene.com

06 Aug
2012


After recording their full-length debut at Bear Creek Studio outside Seattle, WA, the members of Milo Greene turned their attention to writing and producing a short film to complement their album. Entitled “Moddison” – after an instrumental track on the record – it was shot in rustic Shaver Lake, CA, where the band had recorded many of its early demos. Directed by Chad Huff, “Moddison” is a series of individual music videos. While each stands on its own, when laced together in the proper sequence, the videos render a complete cinematic narrative. Watch the first released video for “1957″: http://youtu.be/k8Mc8YRigmw.

Milo Greene On Tour:
8/7 – Madison, WI @ The Frequency
8/8 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry
8/10 – Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive
8/11 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
8/19 – Roanoke, VA @ Growler’s American Grill and Venue
8/23 – Visalia, CA @ The Cellar Door
8/25 – Seattle, WA @ The End 107.7 Presents Summer Camp ’12
9/8 – Portland, OR @ MFNW
9/9 – Dana Point, CA @ Doheny Days at Doheny State Beach
9/12 – Los Angeles, CA – John Anson Ford w/ The Walkmen
9/14 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues w/ The Walkmen
9/16 – Phoenix, CA – Crescent Ballroom w/ The Walkmen
9/19 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theatre w/ The Walkmen
9/21 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live w/ The Walkmen
9/22 – New Orleans, LA – Tipitina’s w/ The Walkmen
10/5 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
10/6 – Phoenix, AZ @ Sail Inn
10/10 – Dallas, TX @ La Grange
10/16 – Nashville, TN @ The High Watt
10/17 – Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree
10/18 – Atlanta, GA @ The EARL
10/19 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
10/20 – Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern
10/23 – Washington, DC @ Rock N Roll Hotel
10/25 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
10/26 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
10/27 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
10/28 – Montreal, QC @ La Salsa Rosa
10/29 – Toronto, ON @ The Horseshoe Tavern
11/1 – Ann Arbor, MI @ The Blind Pig
11/2 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
11/4 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
11/7 – St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird
11/8 – Lawrence, KS @ Bottleneck
11/9 – Denver, CO @ The Bluebird Theater
11/10 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
11/13 – Vancouver, BC @ Media Club
11/14 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
11/16 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent

www.milogreene.com

26 Jul
2012

Milo Greene performed “1957″ on the Late Show with David Letterman.

Watch the video below and pick up their self-titled album on iTunes, Amazon MP3, CD

30 May
2012

Silversun Pickups, Passion Pit, Girl Talk and Beirut To Headline This Year’s Musicfest NW in Portland

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Willamette Week is thrilled to announce the lineup for MusicfestNW 2012, now in its 12th year of showcasing the finest in national and regional music in one of the most compelling urban areas in the country.

MusicfestNW is once again returning to the historic Pioneer Courthouse Square—Portland’s civic living room—for three picturesque outdoor headlining performances at Levi’s Pioneer Stage headlined by shoegazing alternative rockers Silversun Pickups (Sunday, Sept. 9), mashup superstar Girl Talk (Saturday, Sept. 8), and the world music-tinged indie folk of Beirut (Friday, Sept. 7).

Beyond the Square, MusicfestNW will once again take over the city of Portland for five days, with 150 bands playing at 16 clubs all over the city. On Wednesday, Sept. 5, electropop upstarts Passion Pit headline the Crystal Ballroom (the band also plays the next night) and reunited post-hardcore titans Hot Snakes play the Roseland Theater. Critics’ darlings Ceremony, Julia Holter, Lightning Bolt, The Men, Trust, and The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart will all be performing special sets of over the September weekend. The festival also features alt-country act Old 97’s playing their seminal record Too Far to Care front-to-back, the beautiful folk tunes of The Tallest Man on Earth, local atmospheric rockers The Helio Sequence, rising hip-hop phenoms Danny Brown and Yelawolf, A-Trak DJing on the Nike Sportswear stage, and the debut of the Red Bull Common Thread series featuring guitar heroes Dinosaur Jr. with sets from the bands’ two offshoots, Sebadoh and J. Mascis.

Willamette Week is also proud to announce the debut of its very own tech conference to coincide with MusicfestNW. Portland has a rich and underrated tech scene, and in its first year, Portland Digital eXperience (PDX) will extend the MusicfestNW beyond music to embrace the technology and startup community by featuring conversations with leading thinkers, both local and from outside Portland. The event, held September 6-8, will focus on individuals who exemplify an “attention to detail, creativity, and the craft of building compelling experiences.” Among the confirmed speakers are Aaron Draplin of Draplin Design Co., Evan Doll of Flipboard, James Keller of Walmart Labs, and Chris Teso of Chirpify.

Previous MFNW performances include: The National, The Decemberists, Smashing Pumpkins, Modest Mouse, Vampire Weekend, TV on the Radio, Explosions in the Sky, Sunny Day Real Estate, Spoon, Iron & Wine, M. Ward, Built to Spill, Arctic Monkeys, Cat Power, Panda Bear, Black Lips, Band of Horses and The Silver Jews.

Festival wristbands and tickets for shows at Pioneer Courthouse Square, Crystal Ballroom, Roseland Theater, and Aladdin Theater go on sale on Friday, June 1 via Cascade Tickets. Festival wristbands are on sale at two price points:

- $125 for an all-inclusive wristband that gets you into all three outdoor shows and the rest of the five-day festival.

- $75 for a ticket to one of the three outdoor shows (Silversun Pickups, Girl Talk, or Beirut) and a wristband for admission to the rest of the festival.

For further ticket information, see musicfestnw.com/tickets.

2012 Lineup

A-Trak
AAN
Alialujah Choir
And And And
Arrington De Dionyso
Beirut
Big Business
Big Freedia
Black Mountain
Blouse
Bobby Bare Jr.
Brainstorm
Brown Bird
Casey Neil & The Norway Rats
Ceremony
Cheap Girls
Chelsea Wolfe
Copy
Craft Spells
Crystal Antlers
Danny Brown
Dante vs. Zombies
Daughn Gibson
Defeater
Dinosaur Jr.
Dirtclodfight
DJ Beyondadoubt
DJ Cooky Parker
DJ Mr. Jonathan Toubin
Erik Koskinen
Evian Christ
Fort Lean
Fucked Up
Future Islands
Gardens & Villa
Girl Talk
Grandparents
Guantanamo Baywatch
Hazel
Headaches
Hey Marseilles
Holcombe Waller
Hosannas
Hot Snakes
Hungry Ghost
I Break Horses
J. Mascis
Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit
Joe Pug
John Maus
Joyce Manor
Julia Holter
Kendl Winter
King Khan & the Shrines
Lake
Lemolo
Lightning Bolt
LP
Mac Demarco
Mean Jeans
Menomena
Milo Greene
Mirroring
Moonface
Mrs. Magician
Naytronix
Nite Jewel
Old 97′s
Old Light
Omar Souleyman
Onuinu
Palmas
Passion Pit
Pete Krebs and the Gossamer Wings
Pokey LaFarge & the South City Three
Pure Bathing Culture
Purity Ring
Quest For Fire
Radiation City
Red Fang
Redd Kross
Sad Baby Wolf
Sandpeople
Sebadoh
Silversun Pickups
Snow Bud & The Flower People
Sloan
Starfucker
Stay Calm
Sun Angle
Swahili
Swans
Tanlines
Tender Forever
The Builders and The Butchers
The Curious Mystery
The Dangerous Boys Club
The Dimes
The Drowning Men
The Growlers
The Helio Sequence
The Men
The Needful Longings
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart
The People’s Temple
The Soft Moon
The Suicide Notes
The Tallest Man On Earth
These United States
Touche Amore
Trampled By Turtles
Trust
Tyler Lyle
Typhoon
Vice Device
White Fang
White Lung
Xiu Xiu
Yelawolf