Friday, May 30, 2014

Tell No Foxx - "Boulevard"

Check out this clip of "Boulevard" from Tell No Foxx.  It was directed by Alec Moore and stars Tristan Heanue and Alicja Ayres.  

Tell No Foxx will release their self-titled debut EP on July 4.

The Family Rain - "You Should Be Glad You've Got A Man"

Check out "You Should Be Glad You've Got A Man" from UK band The Family Rain.

Upcoming: James Bay To Play The Slipper Room on 6/18 + "Let It Go"

UK singer/songwriter James Bay will be crossing the water to do some shows here in the US.  He'll be in New York at The Slipper Room on Wednesday, June 18 and the following night, June 19 at Mercury Lounge (sold-out).  See below for more details.

To whet your appetite, check out the track "Let it Go" below.  It's from his recently released EP, Let It Go.

Wednesday, June 18
167 Orchard Street
New York, NY
Doors: 7PM; Show: 8PM

Tour Dates

  • 6/9         Los Angeles, CA                School Night @ Bardot
  • 6/10       Los Angeles, CA                Hotel Café
  • 6/18       New York, NY                   Slipper Room
  • 6/19       New York, NY                   Mercury Lounge [supporting Asgeir]

James Bay’s “Let It Go” was produced by Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, Of Monsters and Men) and is a heartfelt bookend to a past relationship, which James admits was “super personal and quite hard to write. It outlines the point in a relationship where you think that you should perhaps put it all to bed. We tried it again, and we tried really hard. Maybe we can just be friends and let it go. It’s really honest, and I got something off my chest.” 

Hailing from Hitchin, Hertfordshire, James Bay is a 23 year old singer/songwriter who has had a quick rise to success after he was discovered in early 2013 and later was selected as an opening act for The Rolling Stones at their Hyde Park show in 2013. The same year he released his The Dark of The Morning EP and also opened for Newman, Kodaline, Tom Odell, Beth Orton and will be going on tour with Hozier this fall.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Danielia Cotton - "Sideways"

Singer/songwriter, Danielia Cotton recently released a new EP, Woodstock, at the beginning of May.  In support of that, we get a video for the track, "Sideways".  Check it out below.  

If you haven't seen Cotton live, I recommend doing so…the lady kills it.  Visit her website or Facebook page for upcoming dates.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Har Mar Superstar - "Restless Leg"

Har Mar Superstar aka Sean Tillman, released a hilarious video for his infectious song, "Restless Leg", last week.  The track is from the album Bye Bye 17.  Check it out below.

Friday, May 16, 2014

If I Dropped By... with Jared Kolesar of Jared & The Mill

This week, I posed my "If i Dropped By…" question to Jared Kolesar of Jared & The Mill. The band garnered national attention after they went to the hospital and played for a fan who had been injured in the horrible vehicle accident that took place during SXSW.  Then, came word that they would be supporting pop legend Barry Gibb on his current tour which will make a stop at Jones Beach Theater on Friday, May 23.  I recommend checking them out if you haven't already done so; they're talented fellas. That being said, it seemed like the perfect time to make one of my hypothetical visits.

Quirky NY Chick (QNYC): ... and brought a friend who didn't know your music, what song of yours would you play for them and why?

Jared Kolesar (JK): There's a song we play that isn't on the record unfortunately, but it's a fairly clear example of what we're about, it's a western waltz ballad about missing somebody back home despite how much fun you're having with your friends out on adventures. Larry also has a phat solo he plays and it gets me all riled up.  It's called "Confessions of an Outlaw" by the way.

Red Wanting Blue - "You Are My Las Vegas + New Album & NYC Show

Red Wanting Blue released a video for their song, "You Are My Las Vegas" last week.  The track is from their upcoming album.  I love this catchy ditty and the video featuring their mothers is just beyond adorable.  Check it out below.

These guys are great live.  If you haven't seen them you should.  If you have then you know what I'm talking about. Either way, you'll get the chance this summer.  They're hitting the road and will make a stop in New York at The Bowery Ballroom on Friday, August 15.  Doors are at 8PM; 18+. Tickets go on-sale TODAY at 12PM (Noon).

Red Wanting Blue are scheduled to release Little America on July 1.

Upcoming: Highasakite at Mercury Lounge, TONIGHT, 5/16

Norway’s Highasakite kick off their US tour tonight in New York.  See below for more details and dates.

Highasakite released their album, Silent Treatment, in April 2014.

Faces On Film
Friday, May 16
217 E Houston Street
New York, NY
Doors: 7:30PM

Tour Dates

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Love Crushed Velvet - "Bye Bye Baby"

Check out this clip from Love Crushed Velvet.  It's for the track, "Bye Bye Baby", from the album Delusions.  

The highly anticipated release of Delusions cemented the band's place in the world of dark, melodic rock. Driven by lead singer/songwriter A.L.X., Love Crushed Velvet shows off exceptional emotional and stylistic range in lyric and musicality. Reminiscent of the glory days of rock and roll, Love Crushed Velvet has carved out a unique place in today's music world, paying homage to the past while remaining firmly grounded in the present.
Delusions is a powerful force that touches upon the complications of love, fame and our global society. The EP begins right at the apex, with its premiere single "Revolution Time", capturing an unyielding spirit of upheaval inspired by the personal experiences and perspective of A.L.X. The second single, "Bye Bye Baby" is about how difficult it is to process the end of a relationship. A.L.X. explains, "After having spent time getting close to someone and developing a deep bond with them, it can feel very confusing when things start to fall apart.  It makes you question whether you every really knew the person at all, or whether they just showed you one side of themselves.  The reality, of course, is that there are usually underlying issues or conflicts that we often don't take properly into account early on in the relationship, and we later pay a steep emotional price for this when that reality comes back to bite us."

The Pretty Reckless Announce Tour Dates

The Pretty Reckless are hitting the road in what is being dubbed the Going To Hell Tour.  They will make a stop in New York at Best Buy Theater on Saturday, November 8.  Doors are at 7:30PM.  Tickets go on-sale this Friday, May 16 at 12:00PM (Noon).  It will cost you $25 - $30 and it's a 16 and over show.  

The Taylor Momsen led band released their album Going To Hell on March 18.

The Pretty Reckess Tour Dates

  • May 13 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
  • May 16 – Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center
  • May 17 – Columbus, OH – Rock on The Range Festival+
  • May 18 – Inwood, WV – Summer Jam+
  • May 20 – Augusta, GA – Sky City
  • May 22 – Little Rock, AR – Revolution Music Room
  • May 23 – Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma+
  • May 25 – Anthony, TX – KLAQ Balloon Festival+
  • May 28 – Las Vegas, NV – Vinyl
  • May 30 – Denver, CO – The Fillmore Auditorium
  • May 31 – Kansas City, MO – RockFest +
  • June 1 – Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion
  • June 27 – Milwaukee, WI – Summer Fest+
  • June 28 – Alberta, Canada – Tall Creek Mud & Music Fest+
  • July 12 – Quebec City, Canada – Festival D’ete Intl De Quebec+
  • July 19 – Cadott, WI – Rock Fest+
  • August 2 – Atlantic City, NJ – Harrah’s Pool After Dark
  • August 8 – Sturgis, SD – Sturgis Buffalo Chip
  • August 9 – Three Forks, MT – Rockin’ The Rivers Festival+

Going to Hell Tour 

  • September 10 – Boston, MA – House of Blues*
  • September 12 – Washington, DC – The Fillmore Silver Springs*
  • September 13 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of the Living Arts*
  • September 15 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade – Heaven Stage *
  • September 17 – Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues*
  • September 18 - Jacksonville, FL – Free Bird*
  • September 19 – St. Petersburg, FL – Mahaffey Theatre*
  • September 20 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues*\
  • September 21 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Room*
  • September 23 – Mobile, AL – Soul Kitchen*
  • September 24 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues*
  • September 26 – Austin, TX – Emo’s*
  • September 28 – Houston, TX – House of Blues*
  • September 30 – Phoenix, AZ – Marquee Theatre*
  • October 2 – Reno, NV – Knitting Factory*
  • October 3 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom*
  • October 4 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon*
  • October 5 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue*
  • October 8 – San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom*
  • October 10 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern*
  • October 11 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues*
  • October 12 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues*
  • October 16 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
  • October 17 – Denver, CO – The Fillmore
  • October 23 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
  • October 24 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
  • October 25 – Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe
  • October 26 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews
  • October 29 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
  • October 30 – Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
  • November 1 – Montreal, QC – Olympia De Montreal
  • November 4 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
  • November 6 – Portland, ME – The Asylum
  • November 7 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
  • November 8 – New York, NY – Best Buy Theater

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Mia Dyson On US Tour + Free Download

Mia Dyson kicks off her US tour this week.  There will be a stop in New York at Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2 on WednesdayJune 4.  Doors are at 6:30PM. Tickets are $10; it's a 21+ show.  See below for more dates.

Dyson has a new album, Idyllwild, scheduled for release on June 3 after a successful Pledge Music campaign.  Not familiar with Mia Dyson?  You're in luck!  You can download a free sampler from Noisetrade.  Check out the handy widget below.

Tour Dates

  • May 14 - Chop Shop & 1st Ward - Chicago, IL
  • May 15 - High Watt/Communion Nashville - Nashville, TN
  • May 20 - Jammin' Java supporting Matrimony - Chicago, IL
  • May 22 - The Outer Space - Hamden, CT 
  • May 23 - Sandywood Center for the Arts supporting Susan Catteneo - Tiverton, RI 
  • May 24 - Bar 140 - Shelton, CT 
  • May 25 - Skunk Funk Festival - Cazenovia, NY 
  • June 1 - Three Pork Hill - Ossipee, NH
  • May 29 - Pierce's Inn - Etna, NH May 30 - Artsriot - Burlington, VT 
  • June 4 - Rockwood - New York, NY 
  • June 5 - Tin Angel - Philadelphia, PA 
  • June 6 - The Saint - Asbury Park, NJ 
  • June 7 - Davis Square Theater - Somerville, MA 

The Kooks - "Around Town" + Upcoming Album

The Kooks released a video for their track "Around Town" this week.  The song is from their upcoming album, Listen which is scheduled for release on September 2 via Astralwerks.  The Ryan Hope directed video stars Christopher Fairband and Pom Klementieff.  The clip is rather violent so, I suppose you could label it NSFW and not suitable for children.

Inspired by directors Luke Besson and Quentin Tarantino, Luke Pritchard of the band explains the creative approach they took when making the video: "We decided rather than simply put a video to music we would do somethingmore cinematic. It was very much a collaboration with director Ryan Hope. We wanted to evoke the directors Besson and Tarantino while also exploring themes of Karma and the poem 'If'.

The band will also be hitting the road this summer.  They'll make a stop in New York at Terminal 5 on Tuesday, July 29.  It will cost you $30 adv / $35 dos and it's all ages.  See below for additional tour dates and to view the video.

Listen is out September 2nd via Astralwerks. Produced by young hip hop pioneer Inflo and Luke Pritchard, it showcases a new direction and sound for the multi platinum selling UK act.
"To me," Luke says, "this album is about pure expression. Even the way we made the album felt fresh. Rather than us just being a band in a room, playing our guitars with the vocal over the top, which is what we'd always done before, we were really listening to what was going on around us, picking up ideas. The whole thing was much more natural."
Listen is made up of 11 tracks (the Deluxe has 15), with highlights including the street-smart garage rock of "Bad Habit," the powerful and haunting "See Me Now," and the incandescent joy of "Are We Electric."

Tour Dates

  • Jul 26 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
  • Jul 27 - Washington, DC @ 930 Club
  • Jul 29 - New York, NY @ Terminal 5
  • Aug 01 - Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
  • Aug 03 - Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Festival
  • Aug 04 - Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
  • Aug 08 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
  • Aug 09 - San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival

Track List

  • Around Town
  • Forgive & Forget
  • Westside
  • See Me Now
  • It Was London             
  • Bad Habit 
  • Down 
  • Dreams 
  • Are We Electric 
  • Sunrise 
  • Sweet Emotion

Deluxe Edition

  • Around Town
  • Forgive & Forget
  • Westside
  • See Me Now
  • It Was London             
  • Bad Habit 
  • Down 
  • Dreams 
  • Are We Electric 
  • Sunrise 
  • Sweet Emotion
  • Murderer 
  • Icons
  • Keep Your Head Up 
  • Backstabber
  • Down [Music Video]

Monday, May 5, 2014

Kasabian - "eez-eh"

Kasabian released a new video last week.  The track, "eez-eh", is from their upcoming album 48:13 which is scheduled for release in the UK on June 9. Check out the Aitor Throup directed clip below.