heads off on a solo tour of Europe to support his solo CD, Hey San Pedro. You may know Smith from the band Run Run Run. This effort is a more singer-songwriter folk style effort (he even covers a Tegan and Sara
track). Not all the dates are in Europe. You can also check the man out on August 7 at Genghis Cohen in L.A.
Find out more at xandersmithmusic.com
Aug 19 Riga, Latvia - Arena Riga
Aug 21 Moscow, Russia – 16 Tons Club
Aug 23 Oslo, Norway – Skuret Konsertscene
Aug 25 Hamburg, Germany - Hasenschaukel
Aug 26 Manchester, UK – The Blue Cat Café
Aug 28 Gothenburg, Sweden – Stearin Music Bar
Aug 31 Ekaterinburg, Russia – New Bar
has a solo record, Look To The Sky
, coming September 18. Iha has a pretty impressive rock n roll track record; Smashing Pumpkins
, A Perfect Circle
, Tinted Windows
. He produces this record with guitarist Nathan Larson.
Check out the track,To Who Knows Where
The record has tons of appearances by musical luminaries as well. For more info, tour dates and more head to jamesiha.com
Black Bananas released their debut, Rad Times Xpress IV, earlier this year. I somehow missed it and the scads of videos from the record. BUT I did not miss the video for Foxy Playground. You can find it below. The band just finished a tour with Kurt Vile & The Violators.
But they will be playing some shows in August;
Aug. 13 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Mayan Theatre w/ The Kills
Aug. 14 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Mayan Theatre w/ The Kills
Aug. 18 -- New York, NY @ Pier 63 Hudson River Park w/ The Kills (FREE)
latest, The Circle In The Square
, comes out on Shanachie Records on August 28, 2012. The band recorded and wrote the record on their own, with no label or manager standing over their shoulder telling them what to do (although this isn’t all that uncommon these days it is still nice).
The music has a political subtext and it all comes together in a genre busting package…which if you have even a little Flobot knowledge will not surprise. The title track of the album was inspired by the Arab Spring. You can check that out at the band website HERE
A mini-tour in the late Summer will be followed by a full USA tour in the Fall.
Hot Water Music have announced some new dates on their upcoming tour. These dates are seven headline shows, in addition to opening slots with Rise Against and Gaslight Anthem (they are also hitting Riot Fest in Brooklyn, Chicago and Toronto). Full list of dates is below.
Tickets to these new gigs go on sale Friday (6/29).
The band is touring to support their latest recording, Exister, released a little over a month ago.
9/07 Boston, Ma – Paradise Rock Club*
9/08 Brooklyn, NY – RIOT FEST w/Gogol Bordello, Descendents
9/09 Toronto, ON – RIOT FEST w/Descendents, Fucked Up
9/11 Quebec, ON - Agora Port de Quebec**
9/12 Montreal, QC - Bell Centre**
9/13 Ottawa, ON - CE Centre**
9/14 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick* w/Off With Their Heads
9/15 Chicago, IL – RIOT FEST with Rise Against, Iggy and the Stooges
9/16 Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom**
9/17 Grand Rapids, MI @ DeltaPlex**
9/18 St Louis, MO – Fubar* w/Off With Their Heads
9/20 Houston, TX - Bayou Music Center**
9/21 Corpus Christi, TX - Concrete Street Amphitheatre**
9/22 Austin, TX – Emos East*
9/24 Denver, CO - The Fillmore Auditorium**
9/25 Denver, CO - The Fillmore Auditorium**
9/26 El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls*
9/28 Tempe, AZ - Tempe Beach Park**
9/29 Anaheim, CA - Honda Center**
9/30 San Francisco, CA – Slims*
10/1 Las Vegas, NV - The Joint**
10/2 Reno, NV - Grand Sierra Resort Theatre**
10/3 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater*
10/4 Victoria, BC - Save on Foods Memorial Centre**
10/6 Calgary, AB – BMO**
10/7 Edmonton, AB - Edmonton Expo Centre**
’ new LP, Young People’s Church of the Air
, comes out July 10. The first single, English as a Second Language
, is out now and you can check it (and download it) HERE
The band hail from Washington, DC and you can check out their track, Bedbedbedbedbed
, below as well.
T o support the release Deleted Scenes is also heading out on the road (some dates are with The Spinto Band
* with The Spinto Band
7/11 - New Haven, CT - BAR
7/12 - Cambridge, MA - The Middle East Cafe
7/13 - Northampton, MA - The Basement
7/14 - Burlington, VT - Signal Kitchen
7/15 - Ithaca, NY - Lot-10
7/16 - Pittsburgh, PA - Shadow Lounge
7/18 - Philadelphia, PA - Silk City
7/19 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge*
7/20 - Brooklyn, NY - The Rock Shop
7/21 - Washington, D.C. - The Red Palace*
Brooklyn’s Fang Island are releasing their second record, Major, on July 24, 2012. The first digital single from the record is, Sisterly. The single comes with a remix of the song by Anamanaguchi (which you can hear below).
Fang Island is also touring. You can check out the dates on these headlining shows below. Adebisi Shank or Zechs Marquise open.
* w/ Zechs Marquise
! w/ Adebisi Shank
7/19 Danbury, CT @ Heirloom Arts Theatre (w/ The Hold Steady)
7/20 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
7/21 Philadelphia, PA @ Morgan's Pier
7/22 Washington DC @ U Street Music Hall
7/23 Columbus, OH @ The Basement
7/25 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
7/26 Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot - Pike Room
7/27 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
7/28 Chicago, IL @ Wicker Park Music Festival
7/29 St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway
7/30 Kansas City, MO @ Czar Bar *
8/01 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge *
8/02 Salt Lake City, UT @ Vertigo *
8/03 Boise, ID @ Neurolux *
8/04 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre *
8/05 Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile *
8/07 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall *
8/10 Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour *!
8/11 San Diego, CA @ TBA *!
8/12 Phoenix, AZ @ The Rhythm Room *!
8/13 Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress *!
8/14 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad *!
8/16 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada !
8/17 Austin, TX @ Mohawk !
8/18 Volente, TX @ Beachfront Boat Studios 08/19 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live - Studio !
8/20 New Orleans, LA @ Parish at House of Blues !
8/21 Birmingham, AL @ Bottle Tree !
8/22 Gainesville, FL @ Double Down Live !
8/23 St. Petersburg, FL @ The Local 662 !
8/24 Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits !
8/25 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade !
8/26 Asheville, NC @ Asheville Music Hall !
8/28 Raleigh, NC @ Kings !
8/29 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter !
8/30 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg !
Darin & Greg Bresnitz are hosts of Snacky Tunes on Heritage Radio. The show isn’t just about snacks but about music as the Bresnitz boys get a bevy of up and coming musicians and DJs into the studio to perform. You can hear, and download, the latest collection of these performances below.
The Bresnitz brother live in Brooklyn. And you really want to tune in if you are in need of late night vittles.
Fitz and The Tantrums
have a new free EP that you can get by going to the band website, fitzandthetantrums.com
. The ep, Live From House Of Blues Boston 2
, is something of a clunky title but, hey, it is free.
The group are also heading out on an extensive North American tour. Dates are below.
6/30 Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl w/Ben Harper
7/1 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl w/Ben Harper
7/3 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
7/4 Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre w/Blues Traveler
7/5 Kansas City, MO @ Crossroads
7/6 Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
7/7 Minneapolis, MN @ Basilica Block Party
7/13 Chicago, IL @ Taste of Chicago
7/20 Seattle, WA @ Capitol Hill Block Party
7/22 Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival
8/10 San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands Music Festival
9/5 Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
9/6 Amherstburg, ON @ Fort Maiden Park
9/20 Morristown, NJ @ Mayo Center for the Performing Arts
9/21 Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
9/23 Pensacola Beach, FL @ Deluna Fest
Bright Light Bright Light
is Rob Thomas. I think we can all agree the former is catchier than the later. BLBL hail from the UK and play electronic pop. I would describe the music in detail but there really is no need. You can hear it at AOL Spinner
(this week). The record comes out today (June 26, 2012) and features guest spots form Del Marquis of Scissor Sisters
and others. The record was co-produced by Andy Chatterly who also did some work with Underworld
Bright Light Bright Light is also performing on August 2, 2012 at Pianos, 158 Ludlow Street, in New York City.