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Perfume Genius - Four Nights in NYC This December, Watch "Wreath" Dance Contest Submission Trailer

There are now four days to mark in your calendar this December. Perfume Genius has announced a string of dates in Manhattan and Brooklyn to make sure that you're year ends on a high note.

Tickets for all four shows go on sale this Friday, 10am EST.

Sunday, December 10 - Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY
Monday, December 11 - Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY
Tuesday, December 12 - Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
Wednesday, December 13 - Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

In other VERY important Perfume Genius news, here's a visual appetizer to show you all some of the incredible submissions to the "Wreath" dance contest. More to come!



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Spoon - Panorama Webcast, "Can I Sit Next To You" from Thursday's "The Late Show WIth Stephen Colbert"



Spoon - "Can I Sit Next To You", from Thursday's broadcast of "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert". Footage courtesy CBS.

Catch Spoon at the Panorama Festival today at 5:55pm eastern time (Pavilion stage), with the live webcast available here. Tonight's set with also be broadcast live on Sirius/XM's XMU (Channel 35) will a replay at 9pm eastern.

[caption id="attachment_32016" align="alignnone" width="537"] The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and guest Spoon during Thursday's July 27, 2017 show. Photo: Scott Kowalchyk/CBS ©2017CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.[/caption]

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Belle and Sebastian - "We Were Beautiful"





(photo by Søren Solkær Starbird)

Belle and Sebastian's first new recordings since 'Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance' start to nudge their way into your consciousness with this morning's surprise release of the single, "We Were Beautiful" (produced by Brian McNeill and Belle and Sebastian at Banchory Glasgow and Rocket Science Studio). Said release coincides with Belle and Sebastian's current Summer tour of North America which commenced last night in Toronto and continues with rather massive events including but not limited to the Panorama Festival in NYC (tomorrow), Montreal's Osheaga Festival, and an August 6 appearance at the Hollywood Bowl alongside Spoon.

buy or stream "We Were Beautiful"
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Belle and Sebastian on tour :

Saturday, July 29 – Panorama Music and Arts Festival, New York NY
Sunday, July 30 – Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia MD ^
Monday, July 31– North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh NC %
Wednesday, August 2 – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, Boston MA $
Thursday, August 3 – Mann Center for Performing Arts, Philadelphia PA $
Friday, August 4, Osheaga Festival, Montreal, QC
Sunday, August 6 - Hollywood Bow, Los Angeles CA &
Tuesday, August 8 - Paramount Theater, Seattle WA #
Sunday, August 13 - Travelers’ Rest Festival, Missoula MT
Tuesday, August 15 - Palace Theatre, St. Paul MN*
Wednesday, August 16 - Chicago Theatre, Chicago IL*
Thursday, August 17 - Iroquois Amphitheater, Louisville KY*
Saturday, August 19 - Maha Music Festival, Omaha NE
Friday, September 1- Vredenburg, Utrecht, Holland
Saturday, September 2 - Into The Great Wide Open, Vileland, Holland
Wednesday, October 4 - Zepp Diver City, Tokyo, Japan
Thursday, October 5 - Big Cat, Osaka, Japan
Saturday, October 7 - Asagiri Jam, Asagiri, Japan

* w/ Julien Baker
^ w/ Spoon, Andrew Bird, Ex Hex
% w/ Andrew Bird
$ w/ Andrew Bird, Porches
& w/ Spoon
# w/ Big Thief

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Tonight : Spoon On CBS' "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert"



(photoshoppery by Rian Fossett)

Prior to their Friday appearance at NYC's Panorama Festival, Spoon visit "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" Thursday evening (11:35pm eastern, 10:35 central). Stephen's other guests tonight are Samantha Bee and Gillian Jacobs.

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Tour Dates

Friday, July 28 - Panorama Festival, New York, NY
Saturday, July 29 - XPoNential Music Festival, Camden, NJ
Sunday, July 30 - Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD &+
Tuesday, August 1 - The Fillmore, Detroit, MI #
Wednesday, August 2 - Metro, Chicago IL
Thursday, August 3 - Lollapalooza, Chicago IL
Sunday, August 6 - Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA &
Tuesday, August 8 - Belly Up Aspen, Aspen, CO
Wednesday, August 9 - Mishawaka Amphitheatre, Bellvue, CO
Friday, August 19 - House of Blues, New Orleans, LA
Sunday, August 20 - Mavericks, Jacksonville, FL
Tuesday, August 22 - Lucas Theater for the Arts, Savannah, GA
Sunday, August 23 - Music Farm, Columbia, SC
Monday, August 28 - Knitting Factory, Spokane, WA
Wednesday, August 30 - Windspear Centre, Edmonton, Alberta
August 31 - Macewan Hall, Calgary, Alberta
Saturday, September 2 - Malkin Bowl, Vancouver, British Columbia
Tuesday, September 5 - Knitting Factory, Boise, ID
Wednesday, September 6 - The Depot, Salt Lake City, UT
Friday, September 8 - Sokol Auditorium, Omaha, NE
Wednesday, September 13 - Pabst Theatre, Milwaukee, WI
Thursday, September 14 - Orpheum Theatre, Madison, WI
Friday, September 15 - Palace Theater, Saint Paul, MN
Saturday, September 30 - Greek Theater, Berkeley, CA $
Sunday, October 1 - Cal Coast Credit Union, San Diego, CA $
Tuesday - October 3 - Comerica Theater, Phoenix, AZ$
Thursday, October 5 - Red Rocks Amphitheater, Denver, CO $
Friday, October 6 - Austin City Limits Festival, Zilker Park, Austin TX
Tuesday, October 10 – Aztec Theatre, San Antonio, TX*
Wednesday, October 11 – Cains Ballroom, Tulsa, OK*
Thursday, October 12 – House of Blues, New Orleans, LA*
Friday, October 13 - Austin City Limits Festival, Zilker Park, Austin TX
Tuesday, October 17 - House of Blues, New Orleans, LA*
Wednesday, October 18 – Minglewood Hall, Memphis TN*
Friday, October 20 - Music Farm, Columbia, SC
Saturday, October 21 - Maverick, Jacksonville, FL
Thursday, November 2 - Orangerie at Botanique, Brussels, BE
Monday, November 6 - Concorde 2, Brighton, UK
Tuesday, November 7 - Invisible Wind Factory, Liverpool, UK
Wednesday, November 9 - The Junction, Cambridge, UK
Saturday, November 11 - Kaserne, Basel, CH
Sunday, November 12, Santeria Social Club, Milano, IT
Tuesday, November 14 - Sala Apolo, Barcelona, ES
Wednesday, November 15 - La Riviera, Madrid, ES
Thursday, November 16 - Porto Coliseum, Porto, PT
Friday, November 17 - Coliseu dos Recreios, Lisbon, PT

# with Cherry Glazerr
& with Belle and Sebastian
+ with Andrew Bird
$ with The Shins
* with Mondo Cozmo

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Algiers - Tonight At Brooklyn Steel, Saturday at Baby's Alright



Just a reminder that Algiers, touring in support of the universally hailed 'The Underside Of Power', are at Brooklyn Steel this evening supporting The Kills, while also playing Williamsburg's Baby's Alright tomorrow with support from Eaters.

TOUR DATES

7/21 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel &
7/22 - Brooklyn, NY - Baby’s All Right
7/23 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda’s
7/24 - Washington, DC - Black Cat
9/13 - Albany, NY - The Hollow ^
9/14 - Buffalo, NY - Waiting Room ^
9/15 - Pittsburgh, PA - Spirit Hall ^
9/16 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop ^
9/18 - Nashville, TN - Mercury Ballroom ^
9/21 - Birmingham, AL - Saturn ^
9/22 - New Orleans, LA - Hi-Ho Lounge ^
9/23 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall ^
9/24 - Dallas, TX - Three Links
9/25 - Austin, TX - Empire Garage ^
9/26 - San Antonio, TX - Paper Tiger ^
9/28 - Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf ^
9/29 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom ^
9/30 - Santa Barbara, CA - SoHo Club ^
10/1 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
10/15 - Atlanta, GA - Afropunk Festival
11/1 - Eindhoven, NL - Lichting @ Alstadt
11/2 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
11/3 - Bielefeld, DE - NR. Z. P.
11/5 - Dresden, DE - Beatpol
11/6 - Berlin, DE - Lido
11/8 - Poznan, PL - Meskalina
11/9 - Warsaw, PL - NIEBO
11/10 - Wroclaw, PL - Firlej
11/11 - Prague, CZ - Klub 007
11/13 - Turin, IT - Astoria Club
11/14 - Nimes, FR - Paloma
11/15 - Barcelona, ES - Razzmatazz 2
11/16 - Lyon, FR - La Marche Gare
11/17 - Bern, CH - Saint Ghetto Festival
11/18 - Zurich, CH - Bogen F
11/19 - Brussels, BE - Botanique/Witloof Bar
11/20 - Paris, FR - La Maroquinerie
11/22 - Manchester, UK - Soup Kitchen
11/23 - Liverpool, UK - Magnet
11/24 - Glasgow, UK - Fred Paton Daycare
11/27 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell Community Room
11/29 - London, UK - Moth Club
11/30 - Brighton, UK - The Haunt
12/2 - Dublin, IE - Grand Social

^ denotes w/ !!!
& denotes w/ The Kills
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Julien Baker shares new North American and European tour dates



Photo credit: Nolan Knight

With a new album forthcoming, Julien Baker is embarking on a mammoth world tour later this year.

Starting in October she will play a number of shows Stateside before crossing the pond for a succession of European dates around the already sold out show at London's Union Chapel on November 10th.

December will see her return to America to play 15 more shows, capping off three months of touring.



10/12 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade +
10/13 - Saxapahaw, NC - Haw River Ballroom +
10/14 - Asheville, NC - The Grey Eagle +
10/15 - Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theater +
10/17 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club +
10/18 - Millvale, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre +
10/20 - Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre +
10/25 - Montreal, QC - Theatre Fairmount +
10/27 - New York, NY - Town Hall +
10/28 - Somerville, MA - Somerville Theatre +
10/29 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer +
11/03 - The Hague, NL - Crossing Border Festival
11/04 - Utrecht, NL - Ekko
11/06 - Bristol, UK - The Lantern
11/07 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club
11/08 - Glasgow, UK - CCA
11/09 - Dublin, IE - Whelans
11/10 - London, UK - Union Chapel *SOLD OUT*
11/12 - Brussels, BE - Autumn Falls
11/14 - Berlin, DE - Heimathafen Neukolln
11/15 - Hamburg, DE - Uebel & Gefahrlich
11/16 - Düsseldorf, DE - New Fall Festival
11/17 - Madrid, ES - El Sol
11/18 - Braga, PT - Theatro Circo
11/19 - Barcelona, ES - La De Apolo
11/29 - Knoxville, TN - Bijou Theatre
11/30 - Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works
12/01 - Memphis, TN - 1884 Lounge
12/02 - St. Louis, MO - Delmar Hall +
12/04 - Boulder, CO - Fox Theatre +
12/07 - Spokane, WA - The Bartlett +
12/08 - Seattle, WA - Neptune Theatre +
12/09 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre +
12/10 - Portland, OR - Aladdin Theater +
12/12 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore +
12/14 - Los Angeles, CA - Palace Theatre +
12/15 - San Diego, CA - The Irenic +
12/16 - Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom +
12/18 - Austin, TX - Emo's +
12/19 - Houston, TX - The Heights Theater +
12/20 - Dallas, TX - The Kessler Theater +

+ w/ Half Waif

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