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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:

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
Official Site
YouTube Channel

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
Official Website

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

Steve Gunn Online

Mdou Moctar/Mikey Coltun/Ahmoudou Madassane Online

Mdou Moctar instagram
Mdou Moctar Facebook
Mdou Moctar Twitter
Mikey Coulton Instagram
Ahmoudou Madassane Instagram

Circuit des Yeux Online

Natural Information Society Online

Bing & Ruth Online




VIDEO : Spoon - "Wild" (Live)

Spoon - "Wild". Shot at the Teragram Ballroom, Los Angeles, September 2021. Studio version found on 'Lucifer On The Sofa', out February 11, 2022.

presave/preorder 'Lucifer On The Sofa'
stream / download "Wild"

Tickets for Spoon's first US tour of 2022 go on sale at 10am today (local times)

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

Spoon Online
Official Site

DARKSIDE - "Ecdysis!"

(photo : Jed DeMoss)

Today, DARKSIDE have made a new song, “Ecdysis!",  available online. The propulsive six and a half-minute track was recorded in the same sessions that yielded their long-awaited second full-length, 'Spiral'.

In the fall of 2022, DARKSIDE will perform its first show in 8 years at Primavera Sound Los Angeles.

stream/download  "Ecdysis!"
purchase / stream 'Spiral'

September 16-18 Primavera Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA

Darkside online :
Darkside at Matador

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.

presave/preorder 'Lucifer On The Sofa'
stream / download "Wild"

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


Spoon Online
Official Site

Spoon - "Wild"

"Wild" - directed by Brook Linder and Ben Chappell

In the lead up to their forthcoming new album 'Lucifer On the Sofa', out February 11, Spoon share “Wild,” a celebratory and anthemic song about finding one’s way from cashed out depths back into a vivid world full of color and life.

“Wild” is the second track that Spoon have revealed off of 'Lucifer On The Sofa'. Like “The Hardest Cut” before it, the song captures the sound of a band cracking things open and letting it all spill out onstage.

Fans can witness this phenomenon in person very soon, as Spoon prepare to announce a spring tour this Thursday. Early presale access will be available for those signed up on the band’s email list at

The video for “Wild” was directed by Ben Chappell and Brook Linder, who notes “we were mid putting this video together and my friend Ben asked ‘Is Spoon the best band?’ Yes. Yep. Probably. There’s always something unexpected in the familiar with Spoon. They are mythic to me somehow, and ‘WILD’ needed to feel like a myth, or at least illustrate the myth-making process in some odd way. We used the old ways - crude in-camera techniques - to hit this uncanny western film note. Britt is the quintessential western hero. Had a blast 10/10 would do again.”

presave/preorder 'Lucifer On The Sofa'
stream / download "Wild"

Spoon on Tour
January 17-22, 2022 Wilco’s Sky Blue Sky 2022, Riviera Maya MX
May 27-29, Bottle Rock Festival, Napa Valley CA

Spoon Online
Official Site


Coming April 8 : Pavement - 'Terror Twilight : Farewell Horizontal'

"Be The Hook"
animation by Sabrina Nichols

presave / preorder 'Terror Twilight : Farewell Horizontal'
stream/download "Be The Hook"

For more than a decade, Matador Records has chosen to ignore the ongoing (and, as social media caught on, increasingly not-so-polite) demands of ardent Pavement fans who have pined for a deluxe reissue of the band’s much-loved fifth and final album, 'Terror Twilight'.

Some frustration is warranted. After all, we did put out comprehensive special edition sets covering every other Pavement studio album. The truth is that we were just holding out for them to play some shows again.

On April 8th, Matador will release 'Terror Twilight: Farewell Horizontal', an exhaustive 45-track set compiling the remastered original album, B-sides, home demos, rehearsal tapes, era-appropriate live recordings, and even the rough tracks from Pavement’s scrapped session at Sonic Youth’s Echo Canyon studio. Altogether, it features 28 unreleased tracks. Today, you can listen to the never before heard full-band track “Be The Hook”.

The 4xLP and 2xCD editions will include a book with never-before-seen photos and commentary/context from band members Mark Ibold, Stephen Malkmus, Bob Nastanovich, Spiral Stairs, and Steve West as well as producer Nigel Godrich.

The LP will restore Godrich’s suggested sequence – which foregrounds the album’s headiest songs – while the CD preserves the final track order assembled by the band.

Originally released in 1999, 'Terror Twilight' marked a departure from Pavement’s established operating methods. Which is to say that it was recorded with a big-time producer in an expensive studio. However, for all the talk of “polish” and “precision” it’s still very much a Pavement record. And a great one. Like every Pavement album that preceded it, 'Terror Twilight' thrills and confounds. Often at the same time. Twenty-two years on, the songs remain moody, strange, and eminently deserving of re-celebration.

(photo : Charlie Gross)

Terror Twilight: Farewell Horizontal LP Tracklist

LP1 - Side A
1) Platform Blues
2) The Hexx
3) You Are a Light
4) Cream of Gold
5) Ann Don’t Cry

LP1 - Side B
1) Billie
2) Folk Jam
3) Major Leagues
4) Carrot Rope
5) Shagbag #
6) Speak, See, Remember
7) Spit On a Stranger

LP2 - Side C
1) The Porpoise and the Hand Grenade
2) Rooftop Gambler
3) Your Time to Change
4) Stub Your Toe
5) Major Leagues (Demo Version)
6) Decouvert de Soleil

LP2 - Side D
1) Carrot Rope (SM Demo) #
2) Folk Jam Moog (SM Demo) #
3) Billy (SM Demo) #
4) Terror Twilight [Speak, See, Remember] (SM Demo) #
5) You Are a Light (SM Demo) #
6) Cream of Gold Intro (Jessamine) #
7) Cream of Gold (SM Demo) #

LP3 - Side E
1) Spit On a Stranger (SM Demo) #
2) Folk Jam Guitar (SM Demo) #
3) You Are a Light (Echo Canyon) #
4) Ground Beefheart [Platform Blues] (Echo Canyon) #
5) Folk Jam (Echo Canyon) #

LP3 - Side F
1) Ann Don’t Cry (Echo Canyon) #
2) Jesus in Harlem [Cream of Gold] (Echo Canyon) #
3) The Porpoise and the Hand Grenade (Echo Canyon) #
4) Spit On a Stranger (Echo Canyon) #
5) Be the Hook #

LP4 - Side G
1) You Are a Light (Jackpot!) #
2) Terror Twilight [Speak, See, Remember] (RPM) #
3) Rooftop Gambler (Jessamine) #
4) For Sale! The Preston School of Industry (Jessamine) #
5) Frontwards (Live) #

LP4 - Side H
1) Platform Blues (Live) #
2) The Hexx (Live) #
3) You Are a Light (Live) #
4) Folk Jam (Live) #
5) Sinister Purpose (Live) #

#= previously unreleased
2xCD features 1999 album sequence

Pavement on Tour

Thursday, June 2 Primavera Sound, Barcelona ES
Friday, June 10 NOS Primavera Sound, Porto PT
Wednesday, September 7 Balboa Theatre, San Diego CA (SOLD OUT)
Thursday, September 8, Orpheum Theatre, Los Angeles CA (SOLD OUT)
Friday, September 9 Orpheum Theatre, Los Angeles CA (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, September 10 Orpheum Theatre, Los Angeles CA (SOLD OUT)
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 (SOLD OUT)
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 (SOLD OUT)
Friday, September 23, Chicago Theatre IL
Saturday, September 24 Masonic Cathedral Theatre, Detroit MI (SOLD OUT)
Monday, September 26 Massey Hall, Toronto ON (SOLD OUT)
Tuesday, September 27, Massey Hall, Toronto ON
Wednesday, September 28 Boch Center Wang Theatre, Boston MA (SOLD OUT)
Friday, September 30 Kings Theatre, Brooklyn NY (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, October 1 Kings Theatre, Brooklyn NY (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, October 2 Kings Theatre, Brooklyn NY (SOLD OUT)
Monday, October 3, Kings Theatre, Brooklyn NY
Wednesday, October 5 The Met, Philadelphia PA (SOLD OUT)
Thursday, October 6 Warner Theatre, Washington DC (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, October 8 The Eastern, Atlanta GA (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, October 9 The Eastern, Atlanta GA (SOLD OUT)
Tuesday, October 11 ACL Live at the Moody Theater, Austin TX (SOLD OUT)

Monday, October 17th 02 Academy, Leeds UK
Tuesday, October 18th Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow UK (SOLD OUT)
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)

Pavement Online
Pavement – official site
Pavement at Bandcamp

Julien Baker, Sharon Van Etten, & Angel Olsen Announce The Wild Hearts Tour

Photo: Alysse Gafkjen

Purchase / Stream Little Oblivions

Sharon Van Etten, Angel Olsen, and Julien Baker announce The Wild Hearts Tour, an epic co-headlining tour that sees these three legendary songwriters, all known for their incredible, cathartic live performances, playing across North America this July and August. The tour consists of mostly outdoor venues, with the exception of the legendary Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and Massey Hall in Toronto. Each artist will play with their own respective band. Tickets are on sale this Friday, January 14th at 10am local time, and special guest Spencer. will support on all dates.

“I’m so thrilled to be traveling and playing music alongside Spencer., Julien Baker and Sharon Van Etten. It’s truly a dream, something to hold and share collaboratively as we get out from under the last few years. I know for fans it’s something different and special too, and for me, it’s sort of like a caravan summer camp-a chance to get to know other artists in a deeper way and talk about music and life and how it affects us all as we move forward. Most of all, I am excited to sing live again, in an open and real way, both alone and together with my tourmates." - Angel Olsen

"Sharon and Angel are artists that I have genuinely admired for many years and whose music has honestly informed much of my own writing and music making, and I’m thrilled to be sharing a stage with them every night. I think after interacting with their recorded work separately so much, it will be special to get to learn from them as we share the space of performance." - Julien Baker

Our aim is to strengthen our respective communities and promote camaraderie in the music world in a safe and enjoyable environment. We have carefully chosen the venues we think will deliver the best experience for us and our fans. I look up to Angel and have the deepest admiration for Julien and Spencer.. It is an honor, to say the least, to be able to share the stage with such talent on a tour across North America.” - Sharon Van Etten

The Wild Hearts Tour, On Sale Friday at 10am ET


Thu. Jul. 21 - Vienna, VA @ Wolf Trap Center For the Performing Arts *
Fri. Jul. 22 - Asheville, NC @ Rabbit Rabbit *
Sat. Jul. 23 - Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
Mon. Jul. 25 - Austin, TX @ Moody Amphitheater *
Fri. Jul. 29 - Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre *
Sat. Jul 30 - Berkeley, Ca @ Greek Theatre *
Tu. Aug. 2 - Troutdale, OR @ McMenamins Edgefield Amphitheater *
Wed. Aug. 3 - Redmond, WA @ Marymoor Amphitheater *
Fri. Aug. 5 - Boise, ID @ Idaho Botanical Garden *
Sat. Aug. 6 - Salt Lake City, UT @ TBA *
Sun. Aug. 7 - Denver, CO @ Sculpture Park *
Tue. Aug. 9 - Minneapolis, MN @ Surly Brewing Festival Field *
Wed. Aug 10 - Chicago, IL @ TBA *
Thu. Aug. 11 - Kalamazoo, MI @ Bell’s Eccentric Cafe *
Fri. Aug. 12 - Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
Mon. Aug. 15 - Shelburne, VT @ The Greet at Shelburne Museum *
Tue. Aug. 16 - LaFayette, NY @ Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards *
Thu. Aug. 18 - Boston, MA @ Leader Bank Pavilion *
Fri. Aug. 19 - Philadelphia, PA @ Skyline Stage at The Mann *
Sun. Aug. 21 - New York, NY @ Central Park Summerstage *

* = with Spencer.

Julien Baker On Tour, Tickets On Sale Now
Friday, April 15 Tivoli, Utrecht NL *
Saturday, April 16 Vera, Groningen NL *
Sunday, April 17 Fabrik, Hamburg DE *
Tuesday, April 19 Vega, Copenhagen DK *
Wednesday, April 20 Pustervik, Gothenburg SE *
Thursday, April 21 Parkteatret, Oslo NO *
Saturday, April 23 Nalen, Stockholm SE *
Monday, April 25 Mejeriet, Lund SE *
Thursday, April 28 Festsaal Kreuzberg, Berlin DE *
Friday, April 29 Rock Café, Prague CZ *
Saturday, April 30 Arena, Vienna AT *
Sunday, May 1 Rockhouse, Salzburg AT *
Wednesday, May 4 Padova Hall, Padova IT *
Friday, May 6 Bogen F, Zurich CH *
Saturday, May 7 Manufaktur, Schorndorf DE *
Sunday, May 8 Technikum, Munich DE *
Tuesday, May 10 Kulturkirche, Cologne DE *
Friday, May 13 Le Trabendo, Paris FR *
Saturday, May 14 Ancienne Belgique, Brussels BE *
Wednesday, May 18 Electric Ballroom, London UK *
Thursday, May 19 Leeds Irish Centre, Leeds UK *
Saturday, May 21 Whelan’s, Dublin IE *
Sunday, May 22 Whelan’s, Dublin IE *
Tuesday, May 24 St. Luke’s, Glasgow UK *
Wednesday, May 25 Gorilla, Manchester UK *
Sunday, May 29 Teatro Kapital, Madrid ES
Monday, May 30 La Rambleta, Valencia ES
Tuesday, May 31 Sala Apolo, Barcelona ES

* w/ Ratboys

Julien Baker Online

Sharon Van Etten Online

Angel Olsen


The good news is that we're reviving our 25% OFF EVERYTHING* sale for ONE DAY ONLY.  The bad news, however, is that our beloved Matador CEO is STILL MAROONED far above the earth and without a huge infusion of cash to fund the rescue mission we may never see him again.  In person, anyway.

The sale runs through midnight tonight, please use discount MATADOR25 at checkout.

(in-stock items only, preorders excepted - I suppose we could've added that to the headline but 25% Off Everything scans really well).

(art : Jeff Mahannah)

Spoon - "I Can't Give Everything Away" (David Bowie Cover)

Listen to Spoon's “I Can’t Give Everything Away (Amazon Original)” here:

Pre-order Lucifer on the Sofa (out Feb 11) / Stream "The Hardest Cut"

Today, critically-acclaimed rock band Spoon released a brand-new cover of David Bowie’s iconic song, “I Can’t Give Everything Away.” One of the standouts from Bowie’s masterful final album, Blackstar, the Amazon Original track was released as a part of Amazon Music’s month-long [RE]DISCOVER campaign celebrating David Bowie’s 75th birthday this Saturday, January 8th.

“’I Can’t Give Everything Away’ is a tune Alex and I have been playing since we learned it for an acoustic and piano show in Mexico City in 2016,” said Britt Daniel of Spoon. “It’s just a fantastic song, and as the last song on Bowie's final album it doesn't disappoint. We recorded this version live in December 2021.”

Spoon on Tour
January 17-22, 2022 Wilco’s Sky Blue Sky 2022, Riviera Maya MX

Spoon Online
Official Site

New Mdou Moctar 2022 Tour Dates

(photo : Sheldon Omar-Abba)

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

Stream / Purchase Afrique Victime

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

Mdou Moctar online
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Spoon - "The Hardest Cut" (Live from The Teragram)

Spoon - "The Hardest Cut", taped live at Los Angeles' Teregram Ballroom, September 28. Studio version of "The Hardest Cut", culled from the forthcoming album, 'Lucifer On The Sofa', coming February 11.

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Spoon on Tour
January 17-22, 2022 Wilco’s Sky Blue Sky 2022, Riviera Maya MX

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