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Interpol / Spoon - Lights, Camera, Factions Tour







Photos: Oliver Halfin (Spoon), Atiba Jefferson (Interpol)
Hugo Nobay (The Goon Sax)

This fall, Interpol and Spoon will join forces for the “Lights, Camera, Factions” tour, a coast-to-coast run of North American co-headlining dates also featuring The Goon Sax.

The trip kicks off on August 25th in Asbury Park at The Stone Pony Summer Stage and concludes with a two-night stand on September 17th and 18th at Portland, OR’s Pioneer Square. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10am local times.

Interpol and Spoon - "Lights, Camera, Factions" Tour, On sale this Friday

Thursday, August 25  Stone Pony Summer Stage, Asbury Park NJ
Friday, August 26 Budweiser Stage, Toronto ON #
Saturday, August 27 Thompson’s Point, ­Portland ME
Sunday, August 28 Bold Point Pavilion, Providence RI
Tuesday, August 30 KEMBA Live! Outdoor, Columbus OH
Thursday, September 1 ­­Andrew J. Brady Music Center, Cincinnati OH
Friday, September 2 The Eastern, Atlanta GA %
Saturday, September 3 Rabbit Rabbit, Asheville NC
Sunday, September 4 Ryman Auditorium, Nashville TN *
Tuesday, September 6 ­Stage AE Outdoors, Pittsburgh PA
Thursday, September 8 TCU Amphitheater at White River Park, Indianapolis IN
Friday, September 9 ­Stifel Theatre, St. Louis MO
Saturday, September 10 The Criterion, Oklahoma City OK
Tuesday, September 13 The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, Las Vegas NV
Wednesday, September 14 Vina Robles Amphitheatre, Paso Robles CA
Friday, September 16 Paramount Theatre, Seattle WA
Saturday, September 17 Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland OR
Sunday, September 18 Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland OR

# Metric, Interpol, Spoon
% Interpol only
* Spoon Only
All dates with The Goon Sax except 8/26

Interpol On Tour


Tickets Available at: interpolnyc.com/tourdates/

Monday, April 25 The Factory In Deep Ellum, Dallas TX *
Tuesday, April 26 ACL Live At The Moody Theater, Austin TX *
Thursday, April 28 Marquee Theatre, Tempe AZ *
Friday, April 29 Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, San Diego CA *
Saturday, April 30 Greek Theater, Berkeley CA *
Monday, May 2 The Union, Salt Lake City UT *
Tuesday, May 3 Mission Ballroom, Denver CO **
Thursday, May 5 Palace Theatre, St. Paul MN *
Friday, May 6 Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom, Chicago IL *
Saturday, May 7 The Fillmore, Detroit MI *
Sunday, May 8 Agora Theatre, Cleveland OH *
Tuesday, May 10 The Anthem, Washington DC *
Wednesday, May 11 Roadrunner, Boston MA *
Friday, May 13 The Met, Philadelphia PA *
Saturday, May 14 Kings Theatre, Brooklyn NY *
Sunday, May 15 Kings Theatre, Brooklyn NY *
Saturday, May 21 Just Like Heaven Festival, Los Angeles CA ***
Saturday, May 28 Palacio De Los Deportes, Mexico City MX ****
Wednesday, June 8 Sala Apolo, Barcelona ES
Thursday, June 9 Primavera Sound, Barcelona ES
Saturday, June 11 Primavera Sound, Porto PT
Sunday, June 12 Templehof Sounds Festival, Berlin DE
Tuesday, June 14 The Roundhouse, London UK
Wednesday, June 15 The Roundhouse, London UK
Thursday, June 16 Ancienne Belgique, Brussels BE
Saturday, June 18 Salle Pleyel, Paris FR
Sunday, June 19 Pinkpop Festival, Landgraaf NL

* w/ Tycho and Matthew Dear
** w/ Matthew Dear
*** w/ The Shins, Modest Mouse, M.I.A. and more
**** w/ Dry Cleaning

Interpol Online
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Spoon on Tour  :

April 6 - Boston, MA - House of Blues #
April 8 - New Haven, CT - College Street Music Hall #
April 9 - Richmond, VA - The National #
April 11 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club #
April 15 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore #
Aprl 16 - New York, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom #
April 18 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore Detroit #
April 19 - Chicago, Il - The Riviera Theatre #
April 21 - St. Paul, MN - Palace Theatre #
April 22 - St. Paul, MN - Palace Theatre # (SOLD OUT)
April 23 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave #
April 25 - Columbia, MO - The Blue Note #
April 28 - Wilmington, NC - Greenfield Lake Amphitheater #
April 29 - Atlanta, GA - Shaky Knees Festival
May 24 - Denver, CO - Mission Ballroom *
May 25 - Salt Lake City, UT- The Complex *
May 27 - Bottle Rock Festival, Napa Valley CA
May 28 - Sacramento, CA - Ace Of Spades *
May 29 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore *
May 31 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up *
June 2 - Los Angeles, CA – Palladium *
June 3 - Tucson, AZ - The Rialto Theatre *
June 4 - Phoenix, AZ -The Van Buren *

* w/ Margaret Glaspy
^ w/ Geese

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stream / purchase Spoon’s ‘Lucifer On The Sofa’ :  spoon.ffm.to/lots

stream / purchase Interpol’s ‘Marauder’ : https://smarturl.it/marauder

stream / purchase The Goon Sax’s ‘Mirror II’  : https://thegoonsax.ffm.to/mirrorii.owe

Coming June 3 - Horsegirl - 'Versions Of Modern Performance'





"Anti-glory" - directed by Erin Vassilopoulos

(stream/download "Anti-glory")
(presave/preorder 'Versions Of Modern Performance')



(photo by Cheryl Dunn)

Horsegirl are best friends. You don’t have to talk to the trio for more than five minutes to feel the warmth and strength of their bond, which crackles through every second of their debut full-length, 'Versions of Modern Performance'. Penelope Lowenstein (guitar, vocals), Nora Cheng (guitar, vocals), and Gigi Reece (drums) do everything collectively, from songwriting to trading vocal duties and swapping instruments to sound and visual art design. “We made [this album] knowing so fully what we were trying to do,” the band says. “We would never pursue something if one person wasn’t feeling good about it. But also, if someone thought something was good, chances are we all thought it was good.”

It’s not just their intra-band friendship that sustains them, either. Reece and Cheng are college freshmen, and Lowenstein a high school senior. They learned to play—and met—through the significant network of Chicago youth arts programs, and they have their own mini-rock underground, complete with zine distros, that they describe as somewhat separate from the “adult shows” that take place at bars and DIY spaces they don’t have access to. They’re exultant about their friends’ talent, noting that any of the bands from that scene could have been (or might still be!) plucked up the way they were. (You can see some of those friends in the sweetly goofy self-produced video for single “Billy;” their scene takes pride in doing their own visual art, both film and album covers.)

'Versions of Modern Performance' was recorded with John Agnello (Kurt Vile, The Breeders, Dinosaur Jr.) at Electrical Audio. “It’s our debut bare-bones album in a Chicago institution with a producer who we feel like really respected what we were trying to do,” the band says. Horsegirl expertly play with texture, shape, and shade across the record, showcasing their fondness for improvisation and experimentation. Opener “Anti-glory” is elastic and bright, while the guitars in instrumental interlude “Bog Bog 1” smear across the song’s canvas like watercolors. “Dirtbag Transformation (Still Dirty)” and “World of Pots and Pans” have rough, blown-out pop charm. “The Fall of Horsegirl” is all sharp edges and dark corners.

One can certainly hear elements of the ‘80s and ‘90s independent music the group loves so deeply and sincerely in their music—the scuzzy melodicism of what used to be called “college rock,” the cool, bubbly space-age sheen of the ‘90s vamps on lounge and noir; the warm, noisy roar of shoegaze; the economical hooks and rhythms of post-punk. There’s even a bit of no wave mixed in for good measure. But as Horsegirl fuses all of this together, it feels not like a pastiche or a hacky retread but something as playful and unique as its predecessors. They’re best understood as part of a continuum, but they’re building something for themselves.

“I think we had conceived of the album as a DIY thing, thinking about playing it live to other kids,” the band says. “In David Byrne’s book, he talks about [how] people write for the space that they think they’re going to—you write it to be played somewhere specific. I think we were thinking of our trio arrangement and being in a lot of basements, not knowing we would have all of these resources to record at Electrical Audio. And so when we went to make the record, it was very important to us to not be too polished.”

With lyrics intentionally impressionistic and open-ended, and a sound that ranges with joy and enthusiasm across a range of styles, knitting them together in fascinating ways, 'Versions of Modern Performance' offers many pathways. It’s a record to get lost in, a record to soundtrack reflective time alone, and a record to put on if you just feel like dancing with your friends around the kitchen.

- Jes Skolnik

Vinyl / CD Track List

  1. Electrolocation 1
    02. Anti-glory
    03. Beautiful Song
    04. Live and Ski
    05. Bog Bog 2
    06. Dirtbag Transformation (Still Dirty)
    07. The Fall of Horsegirl
    08. Option 8
    09. World of Pots and Pans
    10. The Guitar is Dead 3
    11. Homage to Birdnoculars
    12. Billy


Digital Track List

  1. Anti-glory

  2. Beautiful Song

  3. Live and Ski

  4. Bog Bog 1

  5. Dirtbag Transformation (Still Dirty)

  6. The Fall of Horsegirl

  7. Electrolocation 2

  8. Option 8

  9. World of Pots and Pans

  10. The Guitar Is Dead 3

  11. Homage to Birdnoculars

  12. Billy










 

Horsegirl on Tour (new dates in bold)

Wednesday, March 16 Flood Fest, Mohawk, SXSW, Austin TX
Wednesday, March 16, Cheer Up Charlie's, Austin TX
Thursday, March 17, South X San Jose, San Jose Hotel,  SXSW, Austin TX
Thursday, March 17, Gorilla vs. Bear x Luminelle at Seven Grand, SXSW, Austin TX
Saturday, March 19 PhilaMOCA, Philadelphia PA
Sunday, March 20 DC9, Washington DC
Tuesday, March 22 Market Hotel, Brooklyn NY
Sun, May 29 Allston, MA @ Boston Calling Festival
Sun, June 5 Thalia Hall (RECORD RELEASE SHOW), Chicago IL ^
Thu, June 16 Trix Bar, Antwerp BE
Fri, June 17 Pop Up Du Label, Paris FR
Sun, June 19 Paper Dress Vintage (EARLY SHOW), London UK
Sun, June 19 Paper Dress Vintage (LATE SHOW), London UK
Tue, June 21 YES (Basement), Manchester UK
Wed, June 22 Bermondsey Social Club, London UK
Sun, June 26 Rough Trade Bristol, Bristol UK
Tue, June 28 Bumann & Sohn, Cologne DE
Wed, June 29 Monarch, Berlin DE
Fri, July 1 Roskilde Festival 2022, Denmark DE
Sat, July 2 Molotow Upstairs, Hamburg DE
Fri, July 15 Wise Hall, Vancouver BC *
Sat, July 16 Neumos, Seattle WA *
Sun, July 17 Polaris Hall, Portland OR *
Tue, July 19 Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco CA
Thu, July 21 Zebulon, Los Angeles CA *
Fri, July 22 The Echo, Los Angeles CA *
Sat, July 23 Constellation Room, Santa Ana CA *
Tue, July 26 Fine Line, Minneapolis MN *
Wed, July 27 High Noon Saloon, Madison WI *
July 30 - 31 Mo Pop Festival, Detroit MI
Tue, August 2 Rumba Café, Columbus OH *
Wed, August 3 Grog Shop, Cleveland OH *
Fri, August 5 Velvet Underground, Toronto ON *
Sat, August 6 Petit Campus, Montreal QC *


^ w/ Lifeguard, Friko, Post Office Winter
* w/ Dummy

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Coming May 6 : Belle and Sebastian - 'A Bit Of Previous'





"Unnecessary Drama" - video written and Directed by Kasparas Vidunas & Eric J. Liddle



 

(photo by Hollie Fernando)

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(presave / preorder 'A Bit Of Previous')

Belle and Sebastian have announced a new album 'A Bit Of Previous', coming May 6th.  The album's first single, “Unnecessary Drama” premieres today (video above).

“The song is about a young person experimenting in being a human again after a forced hiatus”, says frontman Stuart Murdoch. “The person is weighing up whether or not it’s worth the mess! Still, you dip your toe in and it becomes delicious, and you get too much of it. Between trouble and nothing, we still choose the trouble."

'A Bit of Previous' is the 9th studio album by Belle and Sebastian and their first full-length in seven years. This may be surprising to anyone following the recent life pursuits of the Glasgow 7-piece: a trilogy of EP’s; a soundtrack for the directorial debut of The Inbetweeners’ Simon Bird; The Boaty Weekender – a 3000 capacity star-studded four-day music festival on a cruise liner sailing the Mediterranean; a live album showcasing the band’s present-day iteration as savvy main stage entertainers; and in 2020 a collaborative project with fans called ‘Protecting The Hive’. But in all these idiosyncratic endeavours, as intrinsic to the band’s DNA as the stage invasion at the end of each of their shows, a full-length has eluded us.

'A Bit Of Previous' is a classic Belle and Sebastian album preoccupied with songs and melodies that won’t leave your head and lyrics that can make you smile and ponder and sometimes be melancholic. It’s an album self-produced and recorded by Belle and Sebastian (with contributions from Brian McNeil, Matt Wiggins, Kevin Burleigh and Shawn Everett) and their most hands-on since 'The Boy With The Arab Strap'.

In some respects, 'A Bit Of Previous' is also a first. It’s the first album the band recorded in their native Glasgow in 20 years (the last being 2000’s 'Fold Your Hands Child, You Walk Like a Peasant'). What started off as a pandemic necessity – having to ditch plans to record in California in spring of 2019 – became a refreshing change of pace. Unbeholden to restrictive and expensive studio schedules, it allowed for long walks through the streets and parks of Glasgow and spontaneous train journeys to nearby towns which embedded proceedings with a peculiar sense of place. The band upgraded their practice space to a makeshift studio, making some creative interior design choices to keep it pandemic safe.

'A Bit of Previous' is Belle and Sebastian taking on age and getting older and emerging all the more vital for it. "Young And Stupid" is a stuttering acoustic rocker that without its lilting violin might be mistaken for a T. Rex song, the lyrics and nonchalant vocals facing the passage of time with wry ennui: “Now we’re old with creaking bones / Some with partners some alone  / Some with kids and some with dogs  / Getting through the nightly slog / Everything is fine when you’re young and stupid  / Everything’s divine when you’re young and stupid”. "Come On Home", with its fireside piano and conversational exchanges between Murdoch and Martin, evokes a handing over of the generational baton with a call to “Give a chance to the old / Set the record straight on the welfare state / Give a chance to the young / Everyone deserves a life in the sun”.

While the arrangements are often playful, there is an underlying gravity. The deceptively feelgood, choir backed "If They’re Shooting At You" reads like a poignant ode to defiance and survival: ‘If they’re shooting at you kid / You must be doing something right”. On Martin’s "Reclaim The Night", a jaunty backbeat tells of a cross-generational everywoman trepidation that in 2022 is more pertinent than ever.

'A Bit of Previous' is also scattered with big, occasionally delirious pop moments. "Unnecessary Drama" rips through a cacophony of overdriven riffs and a droning harmonica that borders on the unhinged and is one of the band’s heaviest outings since, well, ever. The 140+ bpm "Talk To Me Talk To Me" is ablaze with euro synths and keyboard horns as the voices of Murdoch and Martin intertwine on a breathless chorus. "Working Boy in New York City" exists in a parallel universe where the band did in fact make it to California – such is the escapist bliss of its sloping flute and bittersweet funk.

On the other side of the spectrum are some of Belle and Sebastian’s most moving ballads. Tender finger-picked paean to a lover "Do It For Your Country" and doo-wop-inflicted "Sea Of Sorrow" showcase Murdoch’s tenor at its most bare and affecting, while Stevie Jackson contributes lovelorn country waltz "Deathbed of My Dreams".

So what is a 'A Bit of Previous'? It’s a bit of everything, and a lot of what makes Belle and Sebastian so special and enduring. It’s a band tackling the insight, experience and responsibility that come with getting older with humour and irreverence and lyrical exactitude and musical bravado. It’s one of the UK’s most beloved pop portraitists asserting themselves as an infallible source of energy and fun.

There’s a touch of Buddhism, too. A practice increasingly influential on Murdoch’s outlook in recent years and given a further manifestation via his popular weekly guided online meditation sessions, a sense of empathy and compassion is present on each song. The album title, meanwhile, is possibly a reference to the concept of reincarnation. As Murdoch notes in the liner notes: “There is a firmly held belief in Buddhism that we have been reborn so many times and in so many guises that if we look around us, we are bound to see a person who has been our mother in a past life. And we are surrounded by people who have been our children. If we truly had that in our minds and in our hearts, we would drop the prejudice we had: our attitude to strangers and difficult people would alter emphatically.”

'A Bit Of Previous' is available in four different artwork covers across LP, CD and digital. The Matador / Belle and Sebastian webstore edition  of the LP includes a bonus 7" with standalone track "A Bit Of Previous."

The band have also confirmed  a spring-summer US tour. Full dates can be found below, alongside rescheduled UK and European tour dates for 2022 and 2023.

'A Bit of Previous' Tracklist
01. Young And Stupid
02. If They're Shooting At You
03. Talk To Me Talk To Me
04. Reclaim The Night
05. Do It For Your Country
06. Prophets On Hold
07. Unnecessary Drama
08. Come On Home
09. A World Without You
10. Deathbed Of My Dreams
11. Sea Of Sorrow
12. Working Boy In New York City










Belle and Sebastian on Tour
, New Dates in Bold On Sale Friday 10am Local Time
Tuesday, May 24 Rabbit Rabbit, Asheville NC*
Wednesday, May 25 TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park, Indianapolis IN*
Thursday, May 26 The Riviera Theatre, Chicago IL*
Friday, May 27 Palace Theater, Minneapolis MN*
Saturday, May 28 The Admiral, Omaha NE*
Tuesday, May 31 Paramount Theatre, Seattle WA+
Wednesday, June 1 Roseland Theater, Portland OR+
Friday, June 3 Greek Theatre, Berkeley CA%
Saturday, June 4 Greek Theatre, Los Angeles CA%
Sunday, June 5 Pappy and Harriet’s, Pioneertown CA+
Tuesday, June 7 The Van Buren, Phoenix AZ+
Wednesday, June 8 The Bridge at Santa Fe Brewing Company, Santa Fe NM+
Friday, June 10 The Criterion, Oklahoma City OK+
Saturday, June 11 Stubb’s Waller Creek, Austin TX#
Monday, June 13 Ryman Auditorium, Nashville TN#
Tuesday, June 14 Red Hat Amphitheater, Raleigh NC^
Wednesday, June 15 Wolf Trap, Vienna VA^
Thursday, June 16 Central Park Summerstage, New York NY#
Friday, June 17 Franklin Music Hall, Philadelphia PA#
Saturday, June 18 Roadrunner, Boston MA#

Friday, July 15 Lloyds Amphitheatre, Bristol UK
Saturday, July 16 Doune The Rabbit Hole Festival, Stirling UK
Sunday, November 13 Great Hall - Student’s Union, Cardiff UK
Monday, November 14 The Roundhouse, London UK
Tuesday, November 15 The Roundhouse, London UK
Thursday, November 17 O2 Academy Sheffield, Sheffield UK
Friday, November 18 Olympia, Liverpool UK
Saturday, November 19 Hull University Union Asylum, Hull UK
Monday, November 21 Beach Ballroom, Aberdeen UK
Wednesday, November 23 Usher Hall, Edinburgh UK
Thursday, November 24 O2 City Hall, Newcastle UK
Friday, November 25 Manchester Academy, Manchester UK
Sunday, November 27 Corn Exchange, Cambridge UK
Monday, November 28 O2 Academy, Birmingham UK
Tuesday, November 29 Guildhall Southampton, Southampton UK
Wednesday, November 30 Brighton Dome, Brighton UK

* with Divino Niño
+ with Thee Sacred Souls
% with Tennis and Thee Sacred Souls
# with Los Bitchos
+ with Japanese Breakfast and Los Bitchos

Belle and Sebastian online:

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Interpol - New 2022 Dates On Sale Friday







(photo : Atiba Jefferson)

This spring, Interpol will embark its first tour in two years with dates across the US, UK, and EU.

The US leg of the tour kicks off in Dallas, TX on April 25 and concludes with two nights at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, NY. In between, Interpol will make stops in Denver, D.C., and Boston, among other cities. The band will also perform headline sets at Just Like Heaven Fest in Los Angeles, Palacio De Los Deportes in Mexico City, and Primavera Sound in Barcelona. Find the complete itinerary below.

For US dates, Interpol will be joined by Tycho and Matthew Dear. In Mexico City, they will be joined by Dry Cleaning.

Interpol have just finished recording their 7th studio album with producers Flood & Moulder at Battery Studio in London. New music is coming soon.

Interpol On Tour, Dates On Sale Friday

Tickets Available at: interpolnyc.com/tourdates/

Monday, April 25 The Factory In Deep Ellum, Dallas TX *
Tuesday, April 26 ACL Live At The Moody Theater, Austin TX *
Thursday, April 28 Marquee Theatre, Tempe AZ *
Friday, April 29 Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, San Diego CA *
Saturday, April 30 Greek Theater, Berkeley CA *
Monday, May 2 The Union, Salt Lake City UT *
Tuesday, May 3 Mission Ballroom, Denver CO **
Thursday, May 5 Palace Theatre, St. Paul MN *
Friday, May 6 Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom, Chicago IL *
Saturday, May 7 The Fillmore, Detroit MI *
Sunday, May 8 Agora Theatre, Cleveland OH *
Tuesday, May 10 The Anthem, Washington DC *
Wednesday, May 11 Roadrunner, Boston MA *
Friday, May 13 The Met, Philadelphia PA *
Saturday, May 14 Kings Theatre, Brooklyn NY *
Sunday, May 15 Kings Theatre, Brooklyn NY *
Saturday, May 21 Just Like Heaven Festival, Los Angeles CA ***
Saturday, May 28 Palacio De Los Deportes, Mexico City MX ****
Wednesday, June 8 Sala Apolo, Barcelona ES
Thursday, June 9 Primavera Sound, Barcelona ES
Saturday, June 11 Primavera Sound, Porto PT
Sunday, June 12 Templehof Sounds Festival, Berlin DE
Tuesday, June 14 The Roundhouse, London UK
Wednesday, June 15 The Roundhouse, London UK
Thursday, June 16 Ancienne Belgique, Brussels BE
Saturday, June 18 Salle Pleyel, Paris FR
Sunday, June 19 Pinkpop Festival, Landgraaf NL

 

* w/ Tycho and Matthew Dear
** w/ Matthew Dear
*** w/ The Shins, Modest Mouse, M.I.A. and more
**** w/ Dry Cleaning

Interpol Online
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Kim Gordon - "No Home Record" 2022 Tour



(Photo: Linnea Stephan)

Purchase/Stream No Home Record

Kim Gordon has confirmed a 2022 solo tour. Already a creative pioneer in the realms of art, music, literature and fashion: this will be her first ever international headlining solo tour, originally slated for 2020, for a pre-Covid world. Kim Gordon says of the tour, “I can’t believe the tour is finally happening! Looking forward to playing with my band who are amazing and bringing the music to you.  You are the ones gonna make it sizzle.”

This marks the first tour in support of her critical No Home Record live.  No Home Tour will launch at Boston’s Paradise Rock Club on March 13th, with stops in New York, Philadelphia, and appearances at Big Ears and Treefort festivals in the U.S., as well as Primavera festivals in Barcelona and Porto in Europe. Tickets can be purchased HERE and full list of dates below.



General ticket on sale date: Friday, January 28 at 10am local time.
Pre-sale Password: KIMG22
Pre-sale begins on 1/27 at 10am local time.

Kim Gordon on Tour
Sunday, March 13 Paradise Rock Club, Boston MA *
Tuesday, March 15 9:30 Club, Washington D.C. *
Wednesday, March 16 Theatre of The Living Arts, Philadelphia PA *
Friday, March 18 Webster Hall, New York NY *
Saturday, March 19 White Eagle Hall, Jersey City NJ *
Tuesday, March 22 Orange Peel, Asheville NC **
Thursday, March 24 Variety Playhouse, Atlanta GA **
Friday, March 25 Big Ears Festival, Knoxville TN
Sunday, March 27 Treefort Festival, Boise ID

Monday, May 23 Koko, London UK
Tuesday, May 24 Gorilla, Manchester UK
Wednesday, May 25 Queen Margaret Union, Glasgow UK
Thursday, May 26 Trinity, Bristol UK
Saturday, May 28 Het Sieraad, Amsterdam NL
Sunday, May 29 AB Ballroom, Brussels BE
Monday, May 30 La Gaite Lyrique, Paris FR
Tuesday, May 31 Rote Fabrik, Zurich CH
Thursday, June 2 Primavera Festival, Barcelona ES
Monday, June 6 Gloria Theater, Koln DE
Tuesday, June 7 Astra Kulturhaus, Berlin DE
Thursday, June 9 Primavera Sound Festival, Porto PT

w/ opener Bill Nace
w/ opener Mary Lattimore

Kim Gordon Online
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Steve Gunn - 'Nakama'



 



(photo : Duane Michals)


stream / download 'Nakama'
stream / purchase 'Other You'

Available today digitally, Steve Gunn’s 'Nakama' EP features reinterpretations of five songs from the guitarist’s recent full-length, 'Other You', created with close friends. This includes new studio recordings made alongside Mikey Coltun and Ahmoudou Madassane of Mdou Moctar, and Natural Information Society, as well as remixes by Circuit des Yeux and Bing & Ruth. The artwork was shot and sequenced by photographer Duane Michals.

These are not covers, exactly. Nor are they full-blown from-the-ground-up collaborations. It’s a third path – using Gunn’s song structures as a point of departure, seeking a new route through familiar ground. They expand on and illuminate the experimental impulses and meditative moods that guided 'Other You'.

“It touches on a lot of music that I love, but that I might not necessarily translate with the proper album”, says Gunn. “To give these songs to people that I admire and to see how they would return, knowing that their music is an inspiration to me, was really a cool opportunity. Joshua Abrams' bass playing, his group Natural Information Society, and his film soundtrack work have been an inspiration to me for some time now. I am grateful that I was able to travel to Chicago and work closely with Josh in his studio on ‘Good Wind’ and ‘On the Way’. Reimagining these songs with Josh, along with Lisa Alvarado's accompaniment, was a total joy. I arrived with the intention of keeping these songs open in seeing where they would go in working with Josh, and am very happy with the results.”

Mikey Coltun of Mdou Moctar said of the collaboration, “Ahmoudou and I wanted to give ‘Protection' a Tuareg feel. We knew we wanted to use field recordings from Niger and specifically Tende music, which is the drums and chanting you hear. We used drum machines which is an homage to Abdallah Oumbadougou, the first Niger Tuareg artist to do that in the ’90s.”

Circuit des Yeux’s Haley Fohr sought to dial back the arrangement on ‘Ever Feel That Way’, foregrounding Gunn’s vocal. “By stripping back his guitar and adding some horns and effects, I worked to bolster his narration atop a pillowy and nocturnal environment,” she explains. “The result is quiet and intimate. It is a serenade for one that lays close to the heart.”

Bing & Ruth’s David Moore said: “It was a joy to get inside of Steve’s music and rearrange the furniture. ‘Reflection’ struck me instantly as a classic song that I wouldn’t want to stray too far from the original, so I added some piano and moved around a lot of the pieces until I found something somewhere between sunshine rock and a psychedelic opium den. Such a pleasure to get this one where it ended up.”

In February, Gunn will perform a three-show residency at Brooklyn’s Union Pool. Each set will be unique format – solo (2/1), Gunn-Truscinski Duo (2/8), and full-band (2/15). Openers include Laura Ortman, Bill Nace, and Bing & Ruth. All shows are free with RSVP.

Nakama Tracklist

  1. Protection (with Mikey Coltun and Ahmoudou Madassane of Mdou Moctar)

  2. Good Wind (with Natural Information Society)

  3. On The Way (with Natural Information Society)

  4. Ever Feel That Way (with Circuit des Yeux)

  5. Reflection (with Bing & Ruth)

    Steve Gunn on tour :


Tuesday, February 1 Union Pool, Brooklyn NY (w/ Laura Ortman)
Tuesday, February 8 Union Pool, Brooklyn NY (w/ Bill Nace) ^
Tuesday, February 15 Union Pool, Brooklyn NY (w/ Bing & Ruth)
Tuesday, March 29 Pappy and Harriet’s, Pioneertown CA #
Wednesday, March 30 The Casbah, San Diego CA #
Thursday, March 31 Zebulon, Los Angeles CA *
Friday, April 1 Zebulon, Los Angeles CA *
Saturday, April 2 Zebulon, Los Angeles CA *
Monday, April 4 The Guild Theatre, Menlo Park CA #
Tuesday, April 5 The Chapel, San Francisco CA #
Wednesday, April 6 Sebastiani Theatre, Sonoma CA #
Friday, April 8 The Aladdin Theatre, Portland OR #
Saturday, April 9 Fawcett Hall, Tacoma WA #
Sunday, April 10 St. James Hall, Vancouver BC #
Monday, April 11 The Crocodile, Seattle WA #
Wednesday, April 13 Fox Theatre, Boulder CO
Thursday, April 14 Globe Hall, Denver CO
Friday, April 15 Three Lobed Festival, Durham NC
Saturday, April 16 Three Lobed Festival, Durham NC ^# w/ Jeff Parker
* "Steve Gunn, Jeff Parker & Friends"
^ Gunn-Truscinkski Duo

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Mdou Moctar/Mikey Coltun/Ahmoudou Madassane Online

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Circuit des Yeux Online
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Natural Information Society Online
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Spoon - New U.S. Dates





Spoon have revealed their first tour in support of the forthcoming album 'Lucifer on the Sofa', out February 11.

The tour dates kick off April 6 in Boston, MA and conclude June 4 in Phoenix, AZ. Along the way the band will make stops in, among other cities, New York, Chicago, Denver and Los Angeles. In addition the band has a one-off show on February 8 at the Observatory in Santa Ana, CA. Special guests Geese and Margaret Glaspy will support on select dates. Tickets are on-sale Friday, January 21 and all dates are listed below.

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Spoon on Tour (new dates in bold)

January 17-22, 2022 Wilco’s Sky Blue Sky 2022, Riviera Maya MX
February 8 - Santa Ana, CA – Observatory
April 6 - Boston, MA - House of Blues #
April 8 - New Haven, CT - College Street Music Hall #
April 9 - Richmond, VA - The National #
April 11 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club #
April 15 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore #
Aprl 16 - New York, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom #
April 18 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore Detroit #
April 19 - Chicago, Il - The Riviera Theatre #
April 23 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave #
April 25 - Columbia, MO - The Blue Note #
April 28 - Wilmington, NC - Greenfield Lake Amphitheater #
April 29 - Atlanta, GA - Shaky Knees Festival
May 24 - Denver, CO - Mission Ballroom *
May 25 - Salt Lake City, UT- The Complex *
May 27 - Bottle Rock Festival, Napa Valley CA
May 28 - Sacramento, CA - Ace Of Spades *
May 29 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore *
May 31 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up *
June 2 - Los Angeles, CA – Palladium *
June 3 - Tucson, AZ - The Rialto Theatre *
June 4 - Phoenix, AZ -The Van Buren *

* w/ Margaret Glaspy
^ w/ Geese

 

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New Mdou Moctar 2022 Tour Dates



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Today, Mdou Moctar announces a run of Winter 2022 headline North American dates that includes an appearance at Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, TN. The band will be touring in support of their universally acclaimed full-length, 'Afrique Victime', that was released this past May on Matador Records. These new East Coast dates will bookend previously announced North American support dates for Parquet Courts in late February and early March. The band will then make their way across the pond to play an extensive UK/EU tour in the Spring. A full list of upcoming shows can be found below

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Mdou Moctar on Tour  (new dates in bold, on sale Friday at 10am except for Big Ears Festival)




Thursday, February 24 Columbus Theatre, Providence RI
Saturday, February 26 Jefferson Theatre, Charlottesville VA
Sunday, February 27 The Orange Peel, Asheville NC %
Monday, February 28 Georgia Theatre, Atlanta GA %
Wednesday, March 2 Variety Playhouse, Atlanta GA %
Thursday, March 3 Saturn, Birmingham AL %
Friday, March 4 Cannery Ballroom, Nashville TN %
Saturday, March 5 The Pageant, St. Louis MO %
Monday, March 7 Liberty Hall, Lawrence KS %
Tuesday, March 8 The Waiting Room, Omaha NE %
Thursday, March 10 First Avenue, Minneapolis MN %
Friday, March 11 Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee WI %
Saturday, March 12 The Riviera Theatre, Chicago IL %
Sunday, March 13 MOCAD, Detroit MI %
Tuesday, March 15 Mr. Smalls Theatre, Millvale PA %
Wednesday, March 16 Agora Theatre, Cleveland OH %
Thursday, March 17 Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Toronto ON %
Friday, March 18 Corona Theatre, Montreal QC %
Saturday, March 19 Northern VT State, Lyndon VT
Sunday, March 20 Higher Ground, Burlington VT
Monday, March 21 Colony, Woodstock NY
Tuesday, March 22 9:30 Club, Washington DC
Thursday, March 24 The Ramkat, Winston Salem NC
Friday, March 25 Big Ears Festival, Knoxville TN
Friday, April 1st Het Bos, Antwerpen [BE]
Saturday, April 2nd AB-club, Brussels [BE]
Sunday, April 3rd Bumann, Köln [DE]
Monday, April 4th Paradiso, Amsterdam [NL]
Tuesday, April 5th Effenaar, Eindhoven [NL]
Wednesday, April 6th, Komedia, Brighton [UK]
Thursday, April 7th Hare & Hounds, Birmingham [UK]
Friday, April 8th The Sugar Club, Dublin [IE]
Saturday, April 9th Ulster Sports Club, Belfast [UK]
Sunday, April 10th Drygate, Glasgow [UK]
Monday, April 11th The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds [UK]
Tuesday, April 12th YES, Manchester [UK]
Thursday, April 14th EartH Theatre, London [UK] (venue change)
Friday, April 15th : La cave aux Poètes, Roubaix/Lille [FR]
Saturday, April 16th Le Hasard Ludique, Paris [FR]
Sunday, April 17th Doornroosje, Nijmegen [NL]
Monday, April 18th Molotow – Hamburg [DE]
Tuesday, April 19th Alice, Copenhagen [DK]
Wednesday, April 20th Nefertiti, Gothenburg [SE]
Thursday, April 21st Blaa, Oslo [NO]
Friday, April 22nd, Fasching, Stockholm [SE]
Saturday, April 23rd Plan B, Malmö [SE]
Sunday, April 24th Frannz Club, Berlin [DE]
Monday, April 25th UT Connewitz, Leipzig [DE]
Tuesday, April 26th Meetfactory, Prague [CZ]
Wednesday, April 27th Kapu, Linz [AU]
Thursday, April 28th Rote Fabrik, Zurich [CH]
Sunday, May 1st De Post, Oostende [BE]

% w/ Parquet Courts

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Snail Mail - Rescheduled European '22 Tour





Snail Mail (Lindsey Jordan) has announced rescheduled UK and European tour dates for June 2022. The dates were originally moved back due to vocal cord surgery. They UK leg begins June 23rd in Manchester and will include a show at London’s Kentish Town Forum on June 29th. Also, just announced: US dates will be joined by Momma and Hotline TNT. All dates are listed below. Tickets are on sale now via snailmail.band.

Snail Mail On Tour, Newly Rescheduled Dates in Bold
Tuesday, April 5 Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA #
Wednesday, April 6 Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA #
Thursday, April 7 Kings Theatre, Brooklyn NY #
Friday, April 8 Royale, Boston MA #
Saturday, April 9 Club Soda, Montreal QC #
Monday, April 11 Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto ON #
Tuesday, April 12 Agora Theatre, Cleveland OH #
Thursday, April 14 Riviera Theatre, Chicago IL #
Friday, April 15 First Avenue, Minneapolis MN #
Saturday, April 16 Liberty Hall, Lawrence KS #
Sunday, April 17 Ogden Theater, Denver CO #
Tuesday, April 19 Olympia Film Society, Olympia WA
Wednesday, April 20 Moore Theatre, Seattle WA ^
Thursday, April 21 Vogue Theatre, Vancouver BC ^
Friday, April 22 Wonder Ballroom, Portland OR ^
Saturday, April 23 Wonder Ballroom, Portland OR ^
Sunday, April 24 Fox Theater, Oakland CA ^
Wednesday, April 27 Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles CA ^
Thursday, April 28 The Observatory North Park, San Diego CA ^
Friday, April 29 The Nile, Mesa AZ ^
Saturday, April 30 Meow Wolf, Santa Fe NM ^
Monday, May 2 ACL Live at the Moody Theater, Austin TX ^
Tuesday, May 3 The Factory Studio, Dallas TX ^
Thursday, May 5 The Masquerade – Heaven Stage, Atlanta GA ^
Friday, May 6 The Orange Peel, Asheville NC ^
Saturday, May 7 Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro NC ^
Sunday, May 8 Brooklyn Bowl, Nashville TN ^
Monday, June 6 Gebäude 9, Cologne DE
Tuesday, June 7 Knust, Hamburg DE
Thursday, June 9 Oceanen, Gothenburg SE
Saturday, June 11 Slaktkyrkan, Stockholm SE
Monday, June 13 Columbia Theater, Berlin DE
Tuesday, June 14 Groovestation, Dresden DE
Wednesday, June 15 Ampere, Munich DE
Thursday, June 16 Santeria Toscana 31, Milan IT
Saturday, June 18 Bogen F, Zürich CH
Sunday, June 19 Le Trabendo, Paris FR
Tuesday, June 21 Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam NL
Thursday, June 23 The Ritz, Manchester UK
Friday, June 24 QMU, Glasgow UK
Tuesday, June 28 Marble Factory, Bristol UK
Wednesday, June 29 O2 Forum Kentish Town, London UK
Thursday, June 30 Chalk, Brighton UK
Tuesday, July 5 Epicerie Moderne, Lyon FR
Friday, August 12 Fete Music Hall
Tuesday, August 16 Toad’s Place, New Haven CT
Wednesday, August 17 The Stone Pony, Asbury Park NJ
Friday, August 19 The National, Richmond VA
Saturday, August 20, The NorVa, Norfolk VA
Sunday, August 21 Neighborhood Theater, Charlotte NC
Tuesday, August 23 The Beacham Theater, Orlando FL
Wednesday, August 24 The Ritz Ybor, Tampa FL
Friday, August 26 Saturn, Birmingham AL
Saturday, August 27 The Mill & Mine, Knoxville TN
Sunday, August 28 Headliners Music Hall, Louisville KY
Tuesday, August 30 The Castle Theatre, Bloomington IL
Wednesday, August 31 Majestic Theatre, Madison WI
Friday, September 2 Turner Hall, Milwaukee WI
Saturday, September 3 The Pageant, St. Louis MO
Sunday, September 4 The Athenaeum Theatre, Columbus OH
Tuesday, September 6 Majestic Theatre, Detroit MI
Wednesday, September 7 Mr. Smalls Theatre, Millvale PA
Friday, September 9 The Fillmore, Silver Spring MD

+ w/ Momma and Hotline TNT
# w/ Joy Again
^ w/ The Goon Sax

Steve Gunn - "Live at the Rat Fink Room" + West Coast Tour Announcement



Next month, Steve Gunn will kick off a co-headlining tour of the Midwest and East Coast alongside guitarist Jeff Parker. Today, we’re pleased to share news that come spring, the pair will also be hitting the West Coast, performing dates in California, Oregon, and Washington. This will include a special three-night run at Zebulon in Los Angeles – billed as “Steve Gunn, Jeff Parker, and Friends” – which will feature Gunn’s full backing band as well special guests. Find the complete tour itinerary below.

And for those who want to watch Steve Gunn right now, not to worry.



Earlier this fall, Gunn taped a live session at the Jackie Kannon’s Rat Fink Room. Located at 50th St. and 3rd Avenue in NYC, this was the first the first dedicated stand-up comedy club on planet earth, founded in September 1963 by record producer Morris Levy. Gunn performs two songs – “Fulton” and “On the Way” – from his latest LP, Other You.

Steve Gunn: Live from the Rat Fink Room
Camera: Jarred Alterman, Sean Price Williams
Sound recordist: Ernie Indradat
Editor: Jarred Alterman
Producer: Michael Chaiken



Steve Gunn on Tour, New Dates in Bold on Sale Friday
Thursday, December 2 Thalia Hall, Chicago IL #
Friday, December 3 Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis MN #
Saturday, December 4 Cactus Club, Milwaukee WI #
Sunday, December 5 Lakeside Inn, Lakeside MI # *SOLD OUT*
Monday, December 6 The Bishop, Bloomington IN #
Tuesday, December 7 Third Man, Nashville TN #
Wednesday, December 8 Terminal West, Atlanta GA #
Thursday, December 9 Recover Brands, Charlotte NC # *SOLD OUT*
Friday, December 10 The Grey Eagle Tavern, Asheville NC #
Saturday, December 11 Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro NC #
Sunday, December 12 Creative Alliance, Baltimore MD #
Tuesday, December 14 The Sinclair, Cambridge MA #
Wednesday, December 15 Gateway City Arts, Holyoke MA #
Thursday, December 16 Tubby’s, Kingston NY # *SOLD OUT*
Friday, December 17 Ardmore Music Hall, Ardmore PA #
Saturday, December 18 Bowery Ballroom, New York NY #
Wednesday, February 2 De Studio, Antwerpen BE
Thursday, February 3 Earth, London UK
Friday, February 4 Strange Brew, Bristol UK
Saturday, February 5 Pink Room, Manchester UK
Sunday, February 6 Brudenell Social Club, Leeds UK
Monday, February 7 Slay, Glasgow UK
Tuesday, February 8 Ulsters Sports Club, Belfast IE
Wednesday, February 9 Grand Social, Dublin IE
Friday, February 11 Maschinehaus, Berlin DE
Saturday, February 12 Nachtasyl, Hamburg DE
Sunday, February 13 Pumpehuset, Copenhagen DK
Tuesday, February 15 Nieuwe Kerk, Haarlem NL
Thursday, February 17 Le Consulat, Paris FR
Friday, February 18 Le Consortium, Dijon FR
Saturday, February 19 Hors Piste Festival, Annecy FR
Sunday, February 20 Rote Fabrik, Zurich CH
Tuesday, March 29 Pappy and Harriet’s, Pioneertown CA #
Wednesday, March 30 The Casbah, San Diego CA #
Thursday, March 31 Zebulon, Los Angeles CA *
Friday, April 1 Zebulon, Los Angeles CA *
Saturday, April 2 Zebulon, Los Angeles CA *
Monday, April 4 The Guild Theatre, Menlo Park CA #
Tuesday, April 5 The Chapel, San Francisco CA #
Wednesday, April 6 Sebastiani Theatre, Sonoma CA #
Friday, April 8 The Aladdin Theatre, Portland OR #
Saturday, April 9 Fawcett Hall, Tacoma WA #
Sunday, April 10 St. James Hall, Vancouver BC #
Monday, April 11 The Crocodile, Seattle WA #
Friday, April 15 Three Lobed Festival, Durham NC
Saturday, April 16 Three Lobed Festival, Durham NC ^# w/ Jeff Parker
* "Steve Gunn, Jeff Parker & Friends"
^ Gunn-Truscinkski Duo

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Horsegirl - "Billy" + March 2022 Tour Dates





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Chicago’s Horsegirl, the trio of 17-19 year olds Penelope Lowenstein (she/her), Nora Cheng (she/her), and Gigi Reece (they/them), present “Billy,” their debut single/video via their new label, Matador. In conjunction, they announce a North American tour, during which they’ll make their SXSW debut and play their first show ever in many of these cities. Having only formed in 2019, Horsegirl’s first three singles captured the ears and attention of fans and critics worldwide.



Recorded at Chicago’s Electrical Audio and co-produced by the band and legendary producer John Agnello (Dinosaur Jr., Sonic Youth, Kurt Vile), “Billy” marks a significant evolution for the young band. The “Billy” 7”, out March 25 and available for pre-order today, features a cover of the Minutemen’s “History Lesson Part 2” on the b-side (available only on the 7”). Horsegirl discuss creating the song and video:

There was a period of last year where the three of us spent every day together writing and recording. It was during this time, when we practically lived in Penelope’s basement, that ‘Billy’ was written. Penelope had recently read about Nick Drake's alternate tunings prompting her to detune her guitar, while Nora overlaid a rhythmic vocal line detailing the life of a fictional character, Billy. At the time, we had been listening to a lot of New Zealand underground bands (80’s/90’s Flying Nun). With that scrappiness in mind, we worked the rest of the song out through improvising together, and ‘Billy’ quickly fell into place.

“‘Billy’ is our first release with a label, and it feels particularly special that it is with Matador, whom we have admired since we were young. After a year of hard work, we are very happy to finally share music, especially with those who have uplifted Horsegirl in the last year. We feel so thankful to have been able to record this song with John Agnello, whose work we adore, at Electrical Audio, a Chicago institution. Recording this song was a dream experience for us, and John has become a very trusted mentor.

“We shot the ‘Billy’ music video with our friends on a rainy Chicago day and feel particularly thankful for everyone who danced the twist with us, and those who gave us their apartment, camera equipment, film expertise, and feedback. This video is a love letter to our city and friends. The song is a love letter to past music scenes we wish we could have witnessed. Please listen to ‘Billy’ in your kitchen with a group of good friends and dance along– we can’t wait to share it with you.





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Wednesday, March 16 SXSW, Austin TX
Thursday, March 17 SXSW, Austin TX
Saturday, March 19 PhilaMOCA, Philadelphia PA
Sunday, March 20 DC9, Washington DC
Tuesday, March 22 Market Hotel, Brooklyn NY

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Perfume Genius - North American 2022 Tour Announcement



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Following a tour this month including two nights at a sold out Hollywood Bowl with Tame Impala, Perfume Genius aka Mike Hadreas has announced a 2022 North American Tour. The tour will kick off in Los Angeles and include stops in Philadelphia, DC, Chicago, New York City, Boston and more.

The dates mark some of his first live shows in these cities since the release of his critically acclaimed Set My Heart on Fire Immediately. Tickets are on sale Friday, November 19th at 10am local time and a full rundown of dates can be found below.

Sunday, March 20 The Wiltern, Los Angeles CA ^
Monday, March 21 The Fillmore, San Francisco CA *
Wednesday, March 23 Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA *
Thursday, March 24 College Street Music Hall, New Haven CT *
Friday, March 25 9:30 Club, Washington DC *
Saturday, March 26 Mr. Smalls Theatre, Millvale PA *
Monday, March 28 Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee WI *
Tuesday, March 29 Thalia Hall, Chicago IL *
Wednesday, March 30 Fine Line, Minneapolis MN *
Friday, April 1 Saint Andrew’s Hall, Detroit MI *
Saturday, April 2 The Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto ON *
Sunday, April 3 Théâtre Rialto, Montreal QC *
Tuesday, April 5 Royale, Boston MA *
Wednesday, April 6 Gateway City Arts, Holyoke MA *
Thursday, April 7 Beacon Theatre, New York NY *

^ w/ Julia Holter, Hand Habits
* w/ Hand Habits

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Lucy Dacus - "Thumbs Again"







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Before there was news of 'Home Video', an album which captured the complexities of Lucy Dacus’ formative years growing up in Richmond, VA, leading her to be named “one of the best songwriters of her generation” (Rolling Stone), Lucy presented the long-awaited “Thumbs” to the world. Debuted on tour in 2018 while on the road with boygenius, “Thumbs” became a fan favorite, immediately and deeply impacting audiences: “Depending on what you’ve been through in your life, those words might leave you weeping in public, too,” commented Stereogum. Lucy now releases a full-band version of the arresting original, titled “Thumbs Again.” Here, the simple instrumental backbone of “Thumbs” is filled out with electric guitar, synth, and drums and is how many have heard the song on Lucy’s recent tour.

Following last week’s performance on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon", Lucy has announced a winter 2022 North American tour, including rescheduled dates for five shows. These new dates follow an incredible fall tour that featured three nights of sold out shows at both New York’s Brooklyn Steel and Washington DC’s 9:30 Club, and precede her UK and European tour in support of 'Home Video'.

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Lucy Dacus on Tour (new shows in bold)
Wednesday, February 9 Stage AE, Pittsburgh PA *
Thursday, February 10 Majestic Theatre, Detroit MI *
Friday, February 11 Ovation, Newport KY *
Saturday, February 12 Egyptian Room at Old National Center, Indianapolis IN *
Monday, February 14 Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee WI *
Tuesday, Feburary 15 Thalia Hall, Chicago IL (Rescheduled Date, SOLD OUT) *
Thursday, February 17 First Avenue, Minneapolis MN (Rescheduled Date, SOLD OUT) *
Friday, February 18 Englert Theater, Iowa City IA (Rescheduled Date, SOLD OUT) *
Saturday, February 19 Liberty Lawrence KS *
Sunday, February 20 Tower Theatre, Oklahoma City OK *
Wednesday, Feburary 23 Georgia Theater, Athens GA *
Thursday, February 24 Orange Peel, Asheville NC *
Friday, February 25 Jefferson, Charlottesville VA *
Saturday, February 26, The Stone Pony, Asbury Park NJ *
Tuesday, March 1 Danforth Music Hall, Toronto ON (Rescheduled Date) *
Wednesday, March 2 Corona Theatre, Montreal QC (Rescheduled Dale) *
Thursday, March 3 The Strand, Providence RI
Saturday, March 5 Ram’s Head, Baltimore MD

Friday, March 18th Brudenell Social Club, Leeds UK (SOLD OUT)
Saturday March 19th, Brudenell Social Club, Leeds UK
Sunday, March 20th St Lukes, Glasgow UK (SOLD OUT)
Monday, March 21st The Button Factory, Dublin IE **
Wednesday, March 23rd Gorilla, Manchester UK
Thursday, March 24th Trinity, Bristol UK
Friday, March 25th Kentish Town Forum, London UK
Tuesday March 29th Botanique, Brussels BL **
Wednesday, March 30th Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam NL **
Thursday, March 31st Artheater, Cologne DE **
Saturday, April 2nd Molotow, Hamburg DE **
Sunday, April 3rd Loppen, Copenhagen DK **
Monday, April 4th Atlas, Aarhus DK **
Wednesday April 6th Parkteatret, Oslo NO **
Thursday, April 7th Nalen Klubb, Stockholm SE **
Saturday, April 9th Lido, Berlin DE **
Sunday, April 10th Trafo, Jena DE **
Tuesday, April 12th Chelsea, Vienna AT **
Wednesday, April 13th Milla, Munich DE **
Thursday, April 14th Bogen F, Zürich SU **
Friday, April 15th La Maroquinerie, Paris FR **

* w/ Indigo De Souza
** w/ Fenne Lily

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Pavement - North American '22 Tour Announcement



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Earlier this fall, we let it slip that after 10+ years on ice, Pavement will reconvene in the fall of 2022 to tour Europe and the UK.

It won’t stop there, though! Today, we can confirm that next year’s reunion jaunt will touch down in North America, with dates booked across the US and Canada including multi-night runs in Atlanta, Brooklyn, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Pavement is coming to a town near you (so long as you live in a big town). Tickets are on-sale this Friday, November 5. Full itinerary and links below.



Pavement on Tour, New Dates in Bold On Sale Friday
Thursday, June 2 Primavera Sound, Barcelona ES
Friday, June 10 NOS Primavera Sound, Porto PT
Wednesday, September 7 Balboa Theatre, San Diego CA
Friday, September 9 Orpheum Theatre, Los Angeles CA
Saturday, September 10 Orpheum Theatre, Los Angeles CA
Monday, September 12 The Masonic, San Francisco CA
Tuesday, September 13 The Masonic, San Francisco CA
Wednesday, September 14 The Masonic, San Francisco CA
Friday, September 16 Edgefield Amphitheatre, Troutdale OR
Saturday, September 17 The Paramount Theatre, Seattle WA
Monday, September 19 Paramount Theatre, Denver CO
Tuesday, September 20 Uptown Theater, Kansas City MO
Wednesday, September 21 The Palace Theatre, St. Paul MN
Thursday, September 22 Chicago Theatre, Chicago IL
Saturday, September 24 Masonic Cathedral Theatre, Detroit MI
Monday, September 26 Massey Hall, Toronto ON
Wednesday, September 28 Boch Center Wang Theatre, Boston MA
Friday, September 30 Kings Theatre, Brooklyn NY
Saturday, October 1 Kings Theatre, Brooklyn NY
Sunday, October 2 Kings Theatre, Brooklyn NY
Wednesday, October 5 The Met, Philadelphia PA
Thursday, October 6 Warner Theatre, Washington DC
Saturday, October 8 The Eastern, Atlanta GA
Sunday, October 9 The Eastern, Atlanta GA
Tuesday, October 11 ACL Live at the Moody Theater, Austin TX

Monday, October 17th 02 Academy, Leeds UK
Tuesday, October 18th Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow UK
Wednesday October 19th Usher Hall, Edinburgh UK
Thursday, October 20th 02 Apollo, Manchester UK
Saturday, October 22nd Roundhouse, London UK *SOLD OUT*
Sunday, October 23rd Roundhouse, London UK
Monday, October 24th Roundhouse, London UK
Tuesday, October 25th Roundhouse, London UK
Thursday, October 27th Le Grand Rex, Paris FR
Saturday, October 29th Vega, Copenhagen DK
Sunday, October 30th Sentrum Scene, Oslo NO
Monday, October 31st SE Cirkus, Stockholm SE
Wednesday, November 2nd VoxHall, Aarhus DK
Friday, November 4th Pier 2, Bremen DE
Saturday, November 5th Tempodrom, Berlin DE
Monday, November 7th Cirque Royal, Brussels BE
Tuesday, November 8th Royal Carré Theater, Amsterdam NL
Thursday, November 10th Vicar Street, Dublin IE *SOLD OUT*
Friday, November 11th Vicar Street, Dublin IE *SOLD OUT*

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Car Seat Headrest - 2022 North American Dates





It is with great excitement that we can, at long last, share the news that Car Seat Headrest will be hitting the road this spring. In March, the band will launch an extensive run of dates – traveling the East Coast, West Coast, and points between. Find a complete itinerary below.

From the band :

"You are formally invited to a venue near you to partake in The CAR SEAT HEADREST MASQUERADE TOUR for a night of music, dancing, and identity loss.

We are deeply excited to crawl out of our pit and onto the spot lit stage once more. For a few hours on a spring night, you too can slip out of your mind and into the ever-changing shared world of the theater.

We ask that you wear a mask (you know which kind) and invite you to accouter yourself in whatever further costumery you please. Proof of COVID-19 vaccine or a negative test will be required. At some venues only proof of vaccine will be accepted - check your local venue to receive details."

Exclusive to this jaunt, the band will be selling a limited-edition tour-only CD, 'The MADLO EPs', which compiles this summer’s digital-only releases, 'MADLO: Influences' and 'MADLO: Remixes'.

stream / download ‘MADLO Influences’
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Car Seat Headrest On Tour, Dates On Sale This Friday

Wednesday, March 16 Palace Theater, St. Paul MN #
Thursday, March 17 Pabst Theater, Milwaukee WI #
Friday, March 18 The Vic Theater, Chicago IL #
Sunday, March 20 The Majestic, Detroit MI #
Tuesday, March 22 Danforth Music Hall, Toronto ON #
Friday, March 25 MASS MoCA, North Adams MA #
Saturday, March 26 House of Blues, Boston MA #
Sunday, March 27 State Theatre, Portland ME #
Tuesday, March 29 Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn NY #
Wednesday, March 30 Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn NY #
Friday, April 1 Franklin Music Hall, Philadelphia PA #
Saturday, April 2 The Anthem, Washington DC #
Monday, April 4 The Jefferson Theater, Charlottesville VA #
Tuesday, April 5 The Orange Peel, Asheville NC #
Thursday, April 7 The Ritz, Raleigh NC #
Friday, April 8 The Senate, Columbia SC #
Saturday, April 9 The Tabernacle, Atlanta GA #
Sunday, April 10 Brooklyn Bowl, Nashville TN #
Friday, April 22 Paramount Theater, Seattle WA
Saturday, April 23 Roseland Theater, Portland OR #
Sunday, April 24 McDonald Theater, Eugene OR #
Tuesday, April 26 Ace of Spades, Sacramento CA #
Wednesday, April 27 The Warfield, San Francisco CA
Friday, April 29 House of Blues, San Diego CA
Saturday, April 30 The Wiltern, Los Angeles CA #
Sunday, May 1 The Van Buren, Phoenix AZ
Wednesday, May 4 Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater, Austin TX #
Thursday, May 5 White Oak Music Hall, Houston TX #
Friday, May 6 Granada Theater, Dallas TX #
Saturday, May 7 Tower Theater, Oklahoma City OK #
Sunday, May 8 Grinders KC, Kansas City MO #
Tuesday, May 10 Ogden Theatre, Denver CO #
Wednesday, May 11 Fox Theatre, Boulder CO #
Friday, May 20 The Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver BC %

# w/ Bartees Strange
% w/ Floral Tattoo

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Gang Of Four : Spring 2022 North American Tour





This spring, Gang of Four will embark on a North American tour. Tickets will go on sale Friday October 22nd, 2021. Performances will feature songs from the band’s releases between 1977-1983, including 'Entertainment!' (1979), 'Solid Gold' (1981), and 'Songs of the Free' (1982).

The touring line-up features founding members Jon King (lead vocals) and Hugo Burnham (drums) alongside returning bassist Sara Lee and new guitarist David Pajo (Slint, Aerial M, Papa M). Founding member Dave Allen will not tour with Gang of Four due to personal reasons but remains an essential and vital part of the band.

"I am excited to be back out next Spring with two of my dearest Gangsters and a new one. Jon, Sara, and I cannot wait to make stylin’ loud noises with the fierce and fabulous David Pajo. Bring your hearts and your ear-plugs."– Hugo Burnham

"It's been too long, can't wait to get back at it, be positive, agitate for the good. Getting back together with Sara & Hugo will be wonderful and working with David P will be a blast. A chance to bring light into the darkness." - Jon King


stream / purchase : 'Entertainment!'
stream / purchase : 'Solid Gold'
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Tuesday, March 1 Varsity Minneapolis MN
Wednesday, March 2 Bottom Lounge, Chicago IL
Thursday, March 3 Magic Bag, Detroit MI
Friday, March 4 Horseshoe, Toronto ON
Sunday, March 6 Crystal Ballroom, Somerville MA
Monday, March 7 Brooklyn Made, Brooklyn NY
Tuesday, March 8 Underground Arts, Philadelphia PA
Wednesday, March 9 Black Cat, Washington DC
Friday, March 11 Masquerade Hall, Atlanta GA
Saturday, March 12 Exit/In, Nashville TN
Monday, March 14 Mohawk, Austin TX
Tuesday, March 15 Warehouse Live Studio, Houston TX
Wednesday, March 16 Granada, Dallas TX
Friday, March 18 Last Exit Live, Phoenix AZ
Saturday, March 19 Roxy, Los Angeles CA
Sunday, March 20 Casbah, San Diego CA
Monday, March 21 Independent, San Francisco CA
Wednesday, March 23 Neumos, Seattle WA
Thursday, March 24 Rev Hall, Portland OR
Friday, March 25 Fortune Sound Club, Vancouver BC

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Yo La Tengo - Hanukkah 2021



As you may or may not recall, Yo La Tengo's long-running Hanukkah residency -- initially established the late, lamented Maxwell's in Hoboken, NJ, and in more recent years, situated at the Lower East Side's Bowery Ballroom, was interrupted in 2020 due to you-know-what.  Provided you're vaccinated, you'll have a chance to party like it's 1999  2019 when Yo La Tengo + special guests* play the Bowery Ballroom November 28 thru December 5, will all proceeds benefiting a different band-selected charity each night. Tickets are on sals this Friday at October 8

* - in keeping with the Hanukkah tradition, the identities of said guests will not be revealed prior to the night of the show. Not by us, anyway.

Tickets on sale, Friday October 8 at noon eastern.

Yo La Tengo live dates (new shows in bold) :

Monday, October 11 The Chapel, San Francisco CA *SOLD OUT*
Tuesday, October 12 The Chapel, San Francisco CA *SOLD OUT*
Wednesday, October 13 Grass Valley Center for the Arts, Grass Valley CA
October 15-16, Huichica Festival, Sonoma CA
Monday, October 18 Wonder Ballroom, Portland OR
Tuesday, October 19 Wonder Ballroom, Portland OR
Wednesday, October 20 Crocodile Showroom, Seattle WA
Tuesday, Nov 16 Bristol, UK @ SWX
Wednesday, Nov 17 Canterbury, UK @ Gulbenkian
Friday, Nov 19 London, UK @ EFG London Jazz Festival at Royal Festival Hall
Sunday, November 28 Bowery Ballroom, New York NY
Monday, Novemer 29 Bowery Ballroom, New York NY
Tuesday, November 30 Bowery Ballroom, New York NY
Wednesday, December 1 Bowery Ballroom, New York NY
Thursday, December 2 Bowery Ballroom, New York NY
Friday, December 3 Bowery Ballroom, New York NY
Saturday, December 4 Bowery Ballroom, New York NY
Sunday, December 5 Bowery Ballroom, New York NY


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Spoon - "Back To The Life / Live From Los Angeles" Livestream



Tonight, Spoon will perform a sold out surprise show at the Teragram in Los Angeles. Following their show at the Hollywood Bowl with St. Vincent last Friday night, the instant sell-out marks Spoon’s first club show in Los Angeles in many years. Wanting to give fans who couldn’t get a ticket - both in Los Angeles and around the world - a chance to see this special event, Spoon are presenting the live concert event “Back to Life // Live From Los Angeles” on October 28 and 29 via the social live media platform Moment House. Tickets are onsale now for $15 and are available here and will feature exclusive merch bundles available with purchase. The concert will air on October 28 at 6pm PT in North and South America. In Asia, Australia and New Zealand it airs at 6pm JST on October 29 and in Europe, the UK and Africa at 6pm BST on the 29th.

Spoon’s set will cull from their entire catalog but they will also be debuting some brand new songs from the Austin recording sessions the band undertook over the last couple of years, of which Britt Daniel told Rolling Stone drew from the strength of the band’s live show ““My thought was to take that energy and make a record with it.”

Spoon on tour :
Sunday, October 17 Higher Ground, Burlington VT *
Monday, October 18 State Theatre, Portland ME *
Tuesday, October 19 The Chance Theater, Poughkeepsie NY *
Thursday, October 21 The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester NY *
Saturday, October 23 Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn NY *
Sunday, October 24 White Eagle Hall, Jersey City NJ *
January 17-22, 2022 Wilco's Sky Blue Sky 2022, Riviera Maya MX

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Pavement 2022 UK/EU Dates

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Back in 2010, we advised that Pavement’s reunion tour – the band’s first round of dates since its breakup in 1999 – was “not a prelude to additional jaunts and/or a permanent reunion.”

We were wrong, though (sorry!): A decade removed from its second “final” show in Buenos Aires, Pavement will reconvene for performances in the UK and Europe during the fall of 2022. As previously announced, they will also headline ES Primavera Sound Barcelona & Porto 2022. A full itinerary and on-sale times can be found below. Tickets will be available at pavementband.com

Pavement are Mark Ibold, Scott “Spiral Stairs” Kannberg, Stephen Malkmus, Bob Nastanovich and Steve West. Among the most beloved acts to come out of the American underground in the 1990’s, the band released five era-defining albums – 'Slanted And Enchanted' (1992), 'Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain' (1994), 'Wowee Zowee' (1995), 'Brighten The Corners' (1997) and 'Terror Twilight' (1999) – before disbanding in 1999. Pavement’s 2010 reunion saw them play four sold out shows in Central Park and top the bills of festivals worldwide including Primavera Sound, and Pitchfork.

What went down during the intervening decade? A fair amount of fantasy sports, probably. Pavement also saw a b-side, “Harness Your Hopes,” turn into an improbable algorithmic “hit” on digital platforms. The band’s catalog – previously split between Matador, Domino, Drag City, and Treble Kicker imprints – is now available worldwide from Matador.

That music remains untouchable. And eventually, we’ll surely celebrate it with an extravagant package of some sort or another – perhaps one of the band’s canonical and not-yet-reissued LPs. Who knows, though? Clearly, we’re not at the top of our game prediction-wise.



Pavement 2022 Tour Dates, new shows in bold

Thursday, June 2nd Primavera Sound, Barcelona, ES
Friday, June 10th NOS Primavera Sound, Porto Portugal
Monday, October 17th 02 Academy, Leeds UK
Tuesday, October 18th Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow UK
Wednesday October 19th Usher Hall, Edinburgh UK
Thursday, October 20th 02 Apollo, Manchester UK
Saturday, October 22nd Roundhouse, London UK
Sunday, October 23rd Roundhouse, London UK
Monday, October 24th Roundhouse, London UK
Tuesday, October 25th Roundhouse, London UK
Thursday, October 27th Le Grand Rex, Paris FR
Saturday, October 29th Vega, Copenhagen DK
Sunday, October 30th Sentrum Scene, Oslo NO
Monday, October 31st SE Cirkus, Stockholm SE
Wednesday, November 2nd VoxHall, Aarhus DK
Friday, November 4th Pier 2, Bremen DE
Saturday, November 5th Tempodrom, Berlin DE
Monday, November 7th Cirque Royal, Brussels BE
Tuesday, November 8th Royal Carré Theater, Amsterdam NL
Thursday, November 10th Vicar Street, Dublin IE


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Algiers announce rescheduled European tour dates for 2022



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Algiers have announced a batch of rescheduled European dates for 2022. The band will play their first live dates in 17 months when their US tour kicks off on September 10th in Kingston, NY, with the newly rearranged EU dates following for May 2022.

See below for new dates in bold alongside ticket links. New dates are on sale now



Tour dates [new in bold]

Friday, September 10 Tubby's, Kingston NYC
Saturday, September 11 Black Cat, Washington D.C
Sunday, September 12 Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia PA
Tuesday, September 14 Saint Vitus, Brooklyn NYC
Wednesday, September 15 Saint Vitus, Brooklyn NYC
Thursday, September 16 Spirit Lodge, Pittsburgh PA
Friday, September 17 Rumba Café, Columbus OH
Saturday, September 18 Empty Bottle, Chicago IL
Sunday, September 19 Cactus Club, Milwaukee W
Monday, September 20 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis MN
Thursday, September 23 The Crocodile, Seattle WA
Friday, September 24 Polaris, Portland OR
Saturday, September 25, Treefort Music Fest, Boise ID
Monday, September 27 Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco CA
Wednesday, September 29 Pappy & Harriet's, Pioneertown CA
Thursday, September 30 Zebulon, Los Angeles CA
Friday, October 1 Casbah, San Diego CA
Saturday, October 2 Club Congress, Tuscon AZ
Sunday, October 3 Sister, Albuquerque NM
Tuesday, October 5 Empire Control Room, Austin TX
Wednesday, October 6 White Oak Music Hall, Houston TX
Thursday, October 7 Gasa Gasa, New Orleans LA
Saturday, October 9 The Earl, Atlanta GA
Tuesday, May 10 ISC, Bern, CH
Wednesday, May 11 Cirolo, Turin, IT
Thursday, May 12 Biko, Milan, IT
Saturday, May 14 Bogen F, Zurich, CH
Monday, May 16 Strom, Munich, DE
Tuesday, May 17th Manufaktur, Schorndorf, DE
Wednesday, May 18 Lido, Berlin, DE
Friday, May 20th Nalen Klubb, Stockholm, SE
Saturday, May 21st Revolver, Oslo, NO
Sunday, May 22nd Stengade, Copenhagen, DK
Monday, May 23rd Knust, Hamburg, DE
Wednesday, May 25th Forum, Bielefeld, DE
Thursday, May 26th Club Volta, Cologne, DE
Friday, May 27th Doornroosje, Nijmegen, NL

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