Friday, February 24, 2017

Conor Oberst Releases New Video + Upcoming Album and Tour


Conor Oberst released a video for "Till St. Dymphna Kicks Us Out" this week. The track is from his upcoming album Salutations that is scheduled to be released on March 17. You can pre-order the album HERE. Check out the Greg Marinaccio video below.

New York, Conor Oberst will be making a stop in Brooklyn at Celebrate Brooklyn! on July 20. See below for more details and tour dates.


Hop Along / Big Thief
Prospect Park Bandshell
Prospect Park West and 9th St.
Brooklyn, NY
Doors: 6PM / Show: 7PM
All Ages
Rain or Shine


Oberst has partnered with Plus 1 so that $1 from every ticket sold on US headline dates will go to Planned Parenthood and their work delivering vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people in the US and worldwide. General on sale starts Friday, February 24th at noon EST. All tour dates below.

Tour Dates

March

  • 9          Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room Lounge (SOLD OUT) #
  • 10        Kansas City, MO @ Madrid Theater #
  • 11        Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall #
  • 12        Tulsa, OK @ Cain's Ballroom #
  • 14        San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger #
  • 16        Spicewood, TX @ Luck Reunion
  • 17        Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live #
  • 18        New Orleans, LA @ The Civic Theatre #
  • 19        Macon, GA @ Cox Capitol Theatre #
  • 21        Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel #
  • 22        Chattanooga, TN @ Track 29 #
  • 23        Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse #
  • 24        McMinnville, TN @ Bluegrass Underground
  • 25        St Louis, MO @ The Pageant #
  • 26        Iowa City, IA @ The Englert Theater #

May

  • 12        Oakland, CA @ The Fox %
  • 13        Los Angeles, CA @ The Greek Theater
  • 14        San Diego, CA @ The Observatory %
  • 16        Tucson, AZ @ Rialto %
  • 18        El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls %
  • 19        Austin, TX @ ACL Live at The Moody Theater %
  • 20        Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater %
  • 21        McAllen, TX @ Cine El Rey %
  • 23        Fayetteville, AR @ George's Majestic Lounge %
  • 24        Wichita, KS @ Orpheum Theater %
  • 31        Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Theater*

June

  • 1          Nelsonville, OH @ Nelsonville Music Fest
  • 3          Norfolk, VA @ NorVa*
  • 4          Wilmington, NC @ The Throne Theater*

July

  • 14-16   Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival
  • 20        Brooklyn, NY @ Celebrate Brooklyn ^
  • 21        Boston, MA @ The House of Blues +
  • 28        Camden, NJ @ XPoNential Festival with Wilco and Hop Along

* Big Thief support
# The Felice Brothers support
% Phoebe Bridgers support
^ Hop Along and Big Thief support
+ Hop Along

Asha Releases New EP


Check out "Drowning" from Asha. The song is from her EP Illusions. The EP was released February 3.  You can pick it up HERE.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Rhiannon Giddens Announces Tour Dates

Photo credit: John Peets
Rhiannon Giddens is set to release her second full-length album, Freedom Highway, February 24...you can pick up the album HERE. In support of the new album, she has announced a tour. New York, she'll be at Alice Tully Hall on Saturday, May 13. See below for more details and a list of tour dates.


Saturday, May 13
1941 Broadway
New York, NY
Doors: 7:30PM

Tour Dates

  • 04/28/2017 STAGECOACH                                               INDIO                         CA
  • 04/29/2017 RIALTO THEATRE                                          TUCSON                    AZ
  • 04/30/2017 MIM MUSIC THEATER                                   PHOENIX                   AZ**
  • 05/02/2017 NATIONAL HISPANIC CULTURAL CENTER ALBUQUERQUE        NM**
  • 05/03/2017 THE KESSLER THEATER                              DALLAS                     TX**
  • 05/05/2017 NEW ORLEANS JAZZ & HERITAGE FEST   NEW ORLEANS         LA
  • 05/06/2017 VARIETY PLAYHOUSE                                  ATLANTA                    GA**
  • 05/07/2017 MEMORIAL HALL                                           CHAPEL HILL             NC**
  • 05/09/2017 LINCOLN THEATRE                                       WASHINGTON           DC**
  • 05/11/2017 SOMERVILLE THEATRE                                SOMERVILLE             MA
  • 05/13/2017 ALICE TULLY HALL                                        NEW YORK                NY
  • 05/14/2017 WORLD CAFE LIVE DOWNSTAIRS              PHILADELPHIA          PA
  • 06/08/2017 CAROLINA THEATRE                                    GREENSBORO          NC
  • 06/09/2017 SPOLETO FESTIVAL USA                             CHARLESTON           SC
  • 06/10/2017 KCD THEATER                                               LOUISVILLE               KY
  • 06/11/2017 CHICAGO BLUES FESTIVAL                         CHICAGO                   IL
  • 06/22/2017 ROMP                                                             OWENSBORO            KY      
  • 06/23/2017 SHAFTMAN PERFORMANCE HALL             ROANOKE                  VA
  • 06/24/2017 AMERICAN ROOTS MUSIC FESTIVAL         KATONAH                   NY
  • 07/21/2017 GILA RIVER ARENA                                       GLENDALE                AZ#
  • 07/22/2017 CITIZENS BUSINESS BANK ARENA             ONTARIO                   CA#
  • 07/23/2017 VALLEY VIEW CASINO CENTER                   SAN DIEGO               CA#
  • 07/28/2017 CHAUTAUQUA AMPHITHEATER                   CHAUTAUQUA           NY
  • 07/30/2017 NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL                          NEWPORT                  RI
  • 08/01/2017 STONE MOUNTAIN ARTS CENTER              BROWNFIELD            ME
  • 08/04/2017 NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL                           NEWPORT                  RI%
  • 08/05/2017 NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL                           NEWPORT                  RI
  • 08/06/2017 THE EGG                                                        ALBANY                      NY
  • 08/08/2017 RAM'S HEAD ON STAGE                               ANNAPOLIS                MD
  • 08/09/2017 NORTH CAROLINA MUSEUM OF ART         RALEIGH                     NC
  • 08/18/2017 ROCKY MOUNTAIN FOLKS FESTIVAL         LYONS                         CO


** WITH SPECIAL GUEST AMYTHYST KIAH
# OPENING FOR TIM MCGRAW AND FAITH HILL
% CO-HEADLINING WITH TROMBONE SHORTY & ORLEANS AVENUE

TenFiveSixty - "You Say"


Check out "You Say" from TenFiveSixty. The track is from their upcoming record E.P. The EP is set to be released March 31.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Catfight Opens Friday, March 3

Anne Heche and Sandra Oh
Catfight, written and directed by Onur Tukel, is the story of two former friends who after years of not seeing each other reignite an old feud within minutes of seeing each other. Veronica (Sandra Oh) is rich, drunk and oblivious. Ashley (Anne Heche) is struggling, bitter and abusive. They're not likable people when we meet them.

In your typical movie with two catty female leads, they'd generally yell, probably cry, hug it out, become friends again and we'd get some sort of life lesson. In Catfight, we get two women who beat the shit out of each other like two dudes in a street brawl...multiple times, laced with odd talk show moments telling us about the war that is going on.

This dark humored film shows a vicious cycle of anger, loss and an astounding amount of absurdity. After a spectacular smackdown that felt endless, Oh's Veronica wakes up to a dry witted doctor (Dylan Baker) who tells her she's been in a coma for two years and her former housekeeper Donna (Myra Lucretia Taylor) who sums things up for her with mock cheerfulness 'no family, no home and you're broke but you're awake and you look great...' Faced with both the loss of her husband (in an accident) and son (in the war) and with the help of Donna and a small box containing her worldly goods, Veronica realizes she wasn't nice, needs to be a better person and makes an effort.

On the flip side, Heche's Ashley has become a successful artist painting political and war inspired art. At no point do I find this character likable. Ashley is a rude, obnoxious mean person whether she's struggling or successful and takes it out on her assistant, Sally (Ariel Karouss). She and her girlfriend Lisa (Alicia Silverstone) are having a baby...life is great until Veronica's anger is sparked by one of Ashley's paintings and we get another smackdown that feels endless as well. This time the roles are reversed and Ashley wakes up to the same dry witted coma doctor and circumstances mirroring her rivals awakening. It's at this point that I feel the film lets me down. I don't ever feel like Ashley learns her lesson, even a tiny bit, or becomes a better person or even wants to be. I wanted to at some point like her, just a little bit but, I never reached that point.

Both Sandra Oh and Anne Heche give good performances and so does the supporting cast. Yet, the film at times feels disjointed and incomplete. The fight scenes, however, are cult classic status worthy. Unfortunately, by the time the final scene of these rivals beating the crap out of each other rolls around, what was dark and humorous becomes tedious.

Catfight opens in select cities and on-demand on March 3.

Synopsis:
One-time college pals Veronica (Sandra Oh) and Ashley (Anne Heche) run into each other at a party. The women, now in their forties and having not seen each other since school, find that their lives have taken radically different paths. Ashley is barely scraping by as a painter of politically charged canvases, while Veronica is married to a wealthy businessman who's about to profit hugely off yet another US-led war in the Middle East.

Within minutes of their reunion, a rivalry is revived, old wounds are torn open, and a Manhattan stairwell becomes home to a woman-on-woman brawl the likes of which are seldom seen outside of martial-arts epics. And now the gloves are off. The new feature from writer-director Onur Tukel takes a set-up that in most films would lead to a heartwarming story of female friendship — and uses it instead as the springboard for an outrageously madcap black comedy.

TRT: 96 min
Director: Onur Tukel
Producers: Gigi Graff, Greg Newman
Writer: Onur Tukel
Cast: Sandra Oh, Anne Heche, Alicia Silverstone, Amy Hill, Myra Lucretia Taylor, Ariel Kavoussi, Craig Bierko, Dylan Baker
Distributor: MPI Media Group / Dark Sky Films

Chances Release Debut Single


Chances released their debut single, "Shine", on February 3. Check it out below and pick it up HERE.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The Dig To Play New York Show + Tour Dates


The Dig released their new album, Bloodshot Tokyo, on February 3; you can pick it up HERE. They're hitting the road in support of the record and will be making a stop in Brooklyn at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on February 25. See below for more details and dates.

Communist Daughter / Old Fashioned Bleeding Hearts
Saturday, February 25
66 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY
Doors: 8PM / 9PM
18+

Tour Dates

  • 02.22: New Haven, CT @ Bar
  • 02.23: Boston, MA @ Great Scott^
  • 02.25: New York, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg+
  • 02.28: Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground^
  • 03.01: Montreal, QC @ Quai Des Brumes^
  • 03.02: Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar^
  • 03.03: Philadelphia, PA @ Milkboy^
  • 03.04: Pittsburgh, PA @ Spirit^
  • 03.05: Washington, DC @ Black Cat^
  • 03.07: Durham, NC @ Pinhook^
  • 03.08: Charlotte, NC @ Evening Muse^
  • 03.09: Savannah, GA @ Savannah Stopover
  • 03.10: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade Purgatory^
  • 03.15: Austin, TX @ SXSW
  • 03.16: Austin, TX @ SXSW
  • 03.17: Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar#
  • 03.18: Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo* (early show)
  • 03.20: San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel*
  • 03.22: Portland, OR @ Doug Fir*
  • 03.23: Seattle, WA @ The Sunset*
  • 03.24: Bend, OR @ Volcanic Theatre*
  • 03.25: Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Festival
  • 03.26: Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court#
  • 03.27: Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge#
  • 03.29: Ames, IA @ Iowa State University#
  • 03.30: Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry#
  • 03.31: Milwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall#
  • 04.01: Chicago, IL @ Scubas#


Anna Coogan To Release New Album

Photo credit: Amos Perrine
Anna Coogan is set to release her new album, The Lonely Cry of Space and Time, on April 28. Check out the single "Burn For You" from the album below. You can pre-order the album HERE.


The album, a virtual two-person effort which features Willie B (Brian Wilson) on drums and Moog bass, combines Coogan’s three-octave soprano vocals, electric guitar soundscapes and pointed social commentary into a fierce cohesive piece which combines the personal and the political, in a musical hybrid of rock, country, pop and classical opera into a unique whole. 

There have been many attempts at rock opera in the past, but The Lonely Cry of Space & Time is something different.  Call it operatic rock, a genre previously explored by the likes of Kate Bush, Jane Siberry, Lene Lovich, Yoko Ono and Freddie Mercury, among others. Coogan studied opera at the prestigious Mozarteum University of Salzburg in Austria, before moving to Seattle, where she worked as a fisheries biologist in Washington State and Alaska, which goes a long way to explaining her frequent use of water as a metaphor.  In fact, a drought in the Finger Lakes region of New York where she lived in part was a factor in the immediacy she brought to the new album.

Track List
  • The Lonely Cry of Space and Time
  • Collateral
  • Burn For You
  • Last Exit
  • Sylvia
  • Meteor
  • Follow Me
  • If You Were the Sun
  • Wedding Vow
  • Wishing Well
  • By Morning

Monday, February 20, 2017

K Sloan To Play The Bitter End, February 23



Thursday, February 23
147 Bleecker Street
New York City, NY
Doors: 9PM
Tickets: $10

K Sloan is set to release an EP, Spring 2017.

William Matheny To Release New Album + New York Show


William Matheny is set to release his new album, Strange Constellations, on February 24. You can pre-order the album HERE. Check out the track "Living Half To Death" from the album below.

New York, he will be in Brooklyn at Union Hall on February 26.  See below for more details and tour dates.

Loose Cattle / Charles Bissell of The Wrens
Sunday, February 26
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY
Doors: 7:30PM / Show: 8PM
21+


Tour Dates
  • 2/18: Nativibes Art Galley, Mannington, WV
  • 2/24: 123 Pleasant Street, Morgantown, WV (w/Ona, Adam Remnant)
  • 2/25: The V Club, Huntington, WV (w/Ona, Adam Remnant)
  • 2/26: Union Hall, Brooklyn, NY (w/Loose Cattle, Charles Bissell of The Wrens)
  • 2/27: Bourbon & Branch, Philadelphia, PA (w/Dan Ex Machina, David F. Bello of The World Is a Beautful Place and I am No Longer Afraid to Die, Stephanie Cottingham of Ortolan)
  • 2/28: DC9, Washington, DC (w/The Paranoid Style, Wylder)
  • 3/1: Pale Fire Brewing Co., Harrisonburg, VA (w/Bishops, Uncle Bengine & the Restraining Orders)
  • 3/2: The Green Lantern, Lexington, KY
  • 3/3: The Country, Nashville, TN (w/The Barons)
  • 3/4: The Caledonia Lounge, Athens, GA (w/Yip Deceiver, Casper & the Cookies)
  • 3/7: Folk School Coffee Parlor, Ludlow, KY
  • 3/10: Be Here Now, Muncie, IN
  • 3/11: Water Main, Richmond, KY
  • 3/12: The Burlington, Chicago, IL (w/MAKS the Fox, Mark Panick of Razorhouse, Kelsey Wild)
  • 3/13: Growler’s, Memphis, TN (w/James & the Ultrasounds)
  • 3/14: SXSW @ Beerland, Austin, TX (Keeled Scales day party)
  • 3/15: SXSW @ The Hole in the Wall, Austin, TX — (Chicken Ranch Records showcase)
  • 3/16: SXSW @ Giddy Up’s, Austin, TX
  • 3/17: SXSW TBA, Austin, TX
  • 3/18: Valley of the Vapors, Hot Springs, AR
  • 4/7 @ McNemar House, Buckhannon, WV
  • 4/18 @ Evangeline's, St Louis, MO
  • 4/20 @ WDVX's Blue Plate Special, Knoxville, TN