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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.





Horsegirl on Tour
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



(credit: Tarina Westlund)

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’
stream / download ‘MADLO : Remixes’

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


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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



Credit: Christian Högstedt

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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Steve Gunn - "Circuit Rider" + UK/EU Tour Announcement



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Stream "Circuit Rider" HERE



Steve Gunn today releases the third single from his new album Other You, ahead of its release this Friday, August 27th, on Matador Records. “Circuit Rider” continues to highlight the expanded range and depth of Gunn’s voice on Other You, with nimble melody and rich harmonies, as well as his ever-versatile playing style with shimmering slide and acoustic guitar interplay.

With this, Gunn today announces UK & European solo live dates for February 2022. A full list of upcoming performances and ticket links is below.



Steve Gunn on Tour, New Dates in Bold On Sale Friday at 10am BST
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 #
Tuesday, December 7 Third Man, Nashville TN #
Wednesday, December 8 Terminal West, Atlanta GA #
Thursday, December 9 Recover Brands, Charlotte NC #
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, Holyok
Thursday, December 16 Tubby’s, Kingston NY #
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

# w/ Jeff Parker

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The Goon Sax - "Desire" (Live from Brisbane) + Rescheduled UK Tour Dates



Credit: Hugo Nobay

The Goon Sax have released a sparkling new session video for their recent single 'Desire'. Recorded on location in Brisbane, this live take has the band's uniquely three fanged delivery on full display. Set to Riley, Louis and James' adeptly spun vocal harmonies, a poignant and pulsing air washes over the group's shimmering handicraft.



The band have also today announced the rescheduling of their September batch of UK shows, with Louis sharing the following statement:
“Two days before Jim and I were going to leave for the UK, a close member of my family was diagnosed with a very serious illness. As we found out more information I realised I needed to stay in Brisbane to support my family and to be supported by them at the moment. Sorry to sound so impersonal - still finding this pretty hard to talk about… I feel incredibly grateful that I am able to be here and that I got the news before I left seeing how difficult it would have been to come back here from the UK with the Australian border being closed at the moment. Our Mirror II tour dates in the UK have been rescheduled for January next year (see below) and we’ll be announcing some more shows around these soon too! So thankful to everyone working on this tour for their support and understanding, above all to Riley and Jim."

Tour Dates

Monday, January 24th - Mono - Glasgow, UK
Tuesday, January 25th - YES - Manchester, UK
Wednesday, January 26th - Hare & Hounds - Birmingham, UK
Friday, January 28th - Moth Club - London, UK

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Yo La Tengo - 2021 US Tour Announcement



Yo La Tengo have announced a handful of fall US dates, including shows across the East Coast as well as performances at the Huichica Music Festival in Sonoma, CA and two nights in Portland, OR. The new US dates will come on the heels of the first anniversary of the band’s latest effort, Sleepless Night EP.

Purchase/Stream Sleepless Night

Purchase/Stream We Have Amnesia Sometimes

Yo La Tengo on Tour, Dates in Bold on Sale Tomorrow (Friday)
Friday, September 17 Gateway City Arts, Holyoke MA
Saturday, September 18 Columbus Theatre, Providence RI
Tuesday, September 21 Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA
Wednesday, September 22 Arden Gild Hall, Arden DE
Friday, September 24 White Eagle Hall, Jersey City NJ
Saturday, September 25 Woodsist Festival, Accord NY
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
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Algiers - Fall 2021 USA Dates



After a 17 month live performance shutdown ALGIERS are back in action this September, kicking off a full US tour in Kingston, NY and concluding in Atlanta, GA a month later. The complete itinerary can be found below. Tickets go on sale Friday at 10am local time.

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

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Belle and Sebastian : UK / EU 2022 Dates



Belle and Sebastian have announce new tour dates for 2022. Beginning in January, the band sets off on a sixteen date UK run (their first since 2019) that includes back-to-back shows at The Roundhouse in London.

The group then hits the road again in April, for dates in Germany, Italy, France, Switzerland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, The Netherlands and Belgium.

Tickets go on general sale on Friday (June 18) at 10:00 BST / 11:00 CET, while a fan pre-sale for the UK shows begins Wednesday (June 16) at 10:00 BST / 11:00 CET.



Tour dates:

UK

Ticket details available here

Monday, January 31st Beach Ballroom, Aberdeen UK
Tuesday, February 1st Usher Hall, Edinburgh UK
Thursday, February 3rd University Union Asylum, Hull UK
Friday, February 4th De Montfort Hall, Leicester UK
Sunday, February 6th Great Hall, Cardiff UK
Monday, February 7th Academy, Manchester UK
Wednesday, February 9th Olympia, Liverpool UK
Thursday, February 10th O2 Guildhall, Southampton UK
Friday, February 11th The Dome, Brighton UK
Sunday, February 13th Corn Exchange, Cambridge UK
Monday, February 14th The Roundhouse, London UK
Tuesday, February 15th The Roundhouse, London UK
Thursday, February 17th O2 Academy, Birmingham UK
Friday, February 18th 02 Academy, Sheffield UK
Saturday, February 19th O2 City Hall, Newcastle UK
Monday, February 21st Concert Hall, Motherwell UK

EU

Monday, April 11th Tonhalle, Munich, DE
Tuesday, April 12th Fabrique, Milan, IT
Wednesday, April 13th Co-op de Mai, Clermont-Ferrand, FR
Thursday, April 14th X-tra Limmathaus, Zurich, CH
Saturday, April 16th Tempodrom, Berlin, DE
Sunday, April 17th Laeiszhalle, Hamburg, DE
Wednesday, April 20th Sentrum Scene, Oslo NO
Thursday, April 21st Tradgarn. Gothenburg, SE
Saturday, April 23rd Filadelfia, Stockholm, SE
Sunday, April 24th Vega, Copenhagen, DE
Tuesday, April 26th Tivoli Grote Zaal, Utrecht, NL
Wednesday, April 27th Casino de Paris, Paris, FR
Friday, April 29th Les Nuits Botanique, Brussels, BE

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Spoon - Summer/Fall 2021 U.S. Tour Announcement



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Stream / Purchase Everything Hits At Once: The Best of Spoon

Stream Spoon's covers of Tom Petty's "Breakdown" / "A Face in the Crowd"

Spoon have announced new headlining shows that will bring them back to the stage for the first time since 2019, including dates in the Northeast, Colorado, Iowa and North Dakota. A list of all upcoming Spoon performances, including a recently-announced West Coast run with St. Vincent, is below. Dates in bold below are on sale Friday at 10am local time.



Spoon on Tour
Friday, September 3 Ogden Twilight Series, Ogden UT
Saturday, September 4 Belly Up Aspen, Aspen CO *
Sunday, September 5 Belly Up Aspen, Aspen CO *
Tuesday, September 7 Boulder Theater, Boulder CO *
Thursday, September 9 Hoyt Sherman Place, Des Moines IA *
Friday, September 10 Fargo Brewing, Fargo ND *
Wednesday, September 22 Vina Robles Amphitheatre, Paso Robles CA @
Thursday, September 23 The Greek Theatre, Berkeley CA @
Friday, September 24 Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles CA @
Saturday, September 25 Ohana Fest 2021, Dana Point CA
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

* w/ Nicole Atkins
@ w/ St. Vincent

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Steve Gunn - Northeastern July Tour



After announcing a two week December tour with Jeff Parker last month, Steve Gunn has added a set of dates alongside William Tyler in the Northeast surrounding Newport Folk Festival in July 2021. Dates in bold are on sale this Friday at 10am ET.

Stream/Purchase 'The Unseen In Between'
Stream 'Acoustic Unseen'
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Steve Gunn on Tour
Thursday, July 22 The Bell House, Brooklyn NY *
Friday, July 23 Catskill Brewery, Livingston Manor NY *
Saturday, July 24 Backside 405, Burlington VT *
Sunday, July 25 Lions Club, Peaks Island ME *
Monday, July 26 Nova Arts, Keene NH *
Tuesday, July 27 Folk On, Newport RI *
Thursday, July 29 Cafe Nine, New Haven CT *
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 #
Tuesday, December 7 Third Man, Nashville TN #
Wednesday, December 8 Terminal West, Atlanta GA #
Thursday, December 9 Recover Brands, Charlotte NC #
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 #
Friday, December 17 Ardmore Music Hall, Ardmore PA #
Saturday, December 18 Bowery Ballroom, New York NY #

* w/ William Tyler
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Perfume Genius - Fall 2021 North American Tour Announcement



Stream / Purchase Set My Heart On Fire Immediately

Stream IMMEDIATELY Remixes (LP out as part of Record Store Day, June 12)

Perfume Genius aka Mike Hadreas has announced a run of tour dates this year that will see him playing venues in Big Sur, Salt Lake City, Phoenix, Portland, San Diego and more. He will also play special dates at The Gorge in Washington with Tame Impala and Red Rocks with Death Cab for Cutie. Tickets are on sale this Friday, June 4 at 10am local time and a full rundown of dates can be found below.

Following last year's release of Set My Heart On Fire Immediately, Perfume Genius released IMMEDIATELY Remixes which sees every song on the album remixed in original running sequence by an all-star cast.  In addition to Boy Harsher and A. G. Cook the lineup includes Jaakko Eino Kaleivi, Jim-E Stack, Planningtorock, Jenny Hval, Initial Talk, Boy Harsher, Nídia, Danny L Harle, Westerman, Actress, Koreless and Katie Dey.  The IMMEDIATELY Remixes vinyl is being released on June 12 (Record Store Day).

Perfume Genius on Tour, Dates in Bold On Sale Friday at 10am Local Time
Friday, June 25 Henry Miller Library, Big Sur CA +
Tuesday, September 7 Metro Music Hall, Salt Lake City UT +
Wednesday, September 8 Knitting Factory, Boise ID +
Friday, September 10 The Gorge, George WA *
Monday, September 13 Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison CO &
Wednesday, September 15 Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix AZ +
Thursday, September 16 Club Congress Outside, Tucson AZ +
Monday, November 1 Music Box, San Diego CA +
Friday, November 12 Revolution Hall, Portland OR +

+ w/ Hand Habits
* w/ Tame Impala
& w/ Death Cab For Cutie

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Horsegirl - On Tour In July




Recent Matador signings Horsegirl will embark on their first US tour (ok, 4 shows) this July  - ticket links below, all dates on sale starting today (Thursday, May 27).

Wednesday, July 7 High Noon Saloon, Madison WI
Thursday, July 8 7th St. Entry, Minneapolis MN
Friday, July 9 X-Ray Arcade, Milwaukee WI
Saturday, July 10 Schuba’s, Chicago IL *
Sunday, September 11 Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago IL

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