Category: Tour Dates

Grouplove releases a Little Mess for Record Store Day


Grouplove, best known for their songs “Ways to Go,” “Tongue Tied,” and the end credit song for BoJack Horseman on Netflix, is releasing Little Mess (10″ vinyl) to celebrate Record Store Day this Saturday. The group performs alternative music with a vibrant energy, and recently released a new full-length album entitled Big Mess last September (including an exclusive color splash vinyl to match their upbeat, happy tunes), and are currently on the Big Mess Tour, including appearances at both this year’s Coachella festival and Lollapalooza in Chicago.

Big Mess primarily features Hannah Hooper and Christian Zucconi on vocals, who’s light voices bring a bit a folk style feel to the music. On this album, however, we get a small taste of Andrew Wessen, the band’s bass player, singing on the track, “Cannonball”. Wessen, who seems shy towards singing as a lead, brings a heaviness that matches the beat of the song, making it quite catchy. “Welcome to Your Life” and “Good Morning” (personal favorite) are more similar to their earlier albums in the sense that they bring Grouplove’s familiar alternative sound and impressively clever lyrics. Big Mess even gives us a glimpse into a softer, almost sad side of the band with “Enlighten Me.” The lyrics of calling it quits has this heartbreak feel. It’s full of gorgeous acoustics, with a hint of deep beats, making the song heavyhearted.

Since the release of Big Mess, the band has also put music on Spotify, entitled Grouplove. This shorter album has a more uplifted beat similar to their earlier days. The energy in Hooper’s voice on this album makes a true fan excited to find out what this band does next.

Big Mess 2017 Tour Dates
Apr 23 Coachella Indio, CA
May 05 Beale Street Music Festival Memphis, TN
May 27 97X BBQ at Vinoy Park St Petersburg, FL
May 28 Undertow 2017 Pompano Beach, FL
May 29 Rock On The River Jacksonville, FL
Jun 02 Riverfest Little Rock, AR
Jun 03 Free Press Summer Festival Houston, TX
Aug 02 Red Rocks Ampihtheatre Morrison, CO
Aug 03 Red Rocks Morrison, CO
Aug 06 Lollapalooza Chicago, IL
Aug 26 Reading Festival Reading, United Kingdom
Aug 27 Leeds Festival Leeds, United Kingdom


the dandy warhols – are you killing me


four years since their last release and 22 years old, portlandia’s the dandy warhols are back with a brand new retro alternative pop rock track released by dine alone records. catch them in buenos aires tonight

woolen men – temporary monument

DIY cassette punk out of the pacific northwest. on tour now:

September 20 – San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern w/ Landlines, Skygreen Leopards, Rays
September 21 – Reno, NV @ Holland Project w/ Landlines
September 22 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux
September 23 – Missoula MT @ VFW Hall
September 24 – Spokane WA @ Baby Bar
September 25 – Tacoma, WA @ Real Art w/ Landlines
September 26 – Vancouver, BC @ House Show
September 27 – Seattle, WA @ Narwhal w/ Landlines
September 28 – Portland OR @ Mississippi Studios w/ Landlines, Honey Bucket
October 3 – Seaview WA @ Sou Wester w/ Dragging An Ox Through Water
October 8 – Brooklyn NY @ Shea Stadium w/ EZTV, Lame Drivers, Gingerlys
October 9 – Boston MA @ Lilypad w/ Lame Drivers
October 11 – Cleveland OH @ Happy Dog w/ Lame Drivers
October 12 – TBA
October 13 – Detroit MI @ Elijah’s w/ Lame Drivers
October 14 – Chicago IL @ House Show w/ Lame Drivers
October 15 – Lexington KY @ Best Friend Bar w/ Jovontaes, Lame Drivers
October 16 – Columbus OH @ TBA


ben frost – 2014 north american tour dates


Australian minimalist composer and producer Ben Frost has added more North American dates to his autumn tour with performances in Brooklyn, Philly, Toronto, St. Paul and Chicago. Festival performances include Unsound (Poland) and Mutek (Mexico). Earlier this year Frost released his latest album, A U R O R A, through Mute / Bedroom Community (Iceland).

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für hildegard von bingen by devendra banhart

freak folk singer/songwriter devendra banhart will release his nonesuch records debut, mala, on march 12, 2013. spring tour dates to be announced. track list below.

Devendra Banhart: Mala

Golden Girls
Für Hildegard von Bingen
Never Seen Such Good Things
Mi Negrita
Your Fine Petting Duck
The Ballad of Keenan Milton
A Gain
Won’t You Come Over
Cristobal Risquez
Hatchet Wound
Won’t You Come Home

dinosaur jr. new album i bet on sky


i bet on sky, dinosaur jr.’s first album in three years and nearly twenty-eight years after their debut, sounds surprisingly raw and fresh, especially compared to their mid-career efforts. eternally wiping the sleep out of his eyes, j. mascis’s low key vocals and super melodic (and completely fuzzed out) lead guitar lines are just as likable and listenable as ever. original rhythm section bassist lou barlow and drummer murph complete the lineup. stream the entire album here. tour dates here. buy it tomorrow from jagjaguwar.

endless summer by the jezabels

The Jezabels – Endless Summer by thejezabels

moody australian foursome prepare for a north american tour

the jezabels NORTH AMERICAN Tour Dates 2011
November 8 The Echo Los Angeles, CA^
November 9 The Rickshaw Stop San Francisco, CA^
November 11 The Crocodile Seattle, CA^
November 12 Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, BC, CAN*
November 14 MacEwan Ballroom Calgary, AB, CAN*
November 15 Myer Horowitz Theatre Edmonton, AB, CAN *
November 17 The Garrick Centre Winnipeg, MB, CAN *
November 18 7th Steet Entry Minneapolis, MN ^
November 19 Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL ^
November 21 The Mercury Lounge New York, NY #
November 24 Phoenix Concert Theatre Toronto, ON, CAN *
November 25 Bronson Centre Ottawa, ON, CAN *
November 26 Corona Theatre ^ Montreal, QC, CAN *

^ Co-headline with Hey Rosetta!
* Supporting Hey Rosetta!
# The Jezabels Headline

the john steel singers take manhattan (and brooklyn)

the john steel singers are performing a hundred shows in nyc this month. seriously:

10.13 New York, NY @ Cake Shop
10.14 New York, NY @ Lit Lounge
10.15 New York, NY @ Piano’s
10.16 New York, NY @ Delancey
10.20 New York, NY @ Rosenthal Pavillion, NYU Kimmel Center
10.21 New York, NY @ Pianos – Planetary Group CMJ Party
10.22 New York, NY @ Aussie BBQ at Delancey
10.22 New York, NY @ Local 269
10.23 New York, NY @ Bowery Electric
10.24 Brooklyn, NY @ Spike Hill
10.27 Brooklyn, NY @ Bruar Falls