Tag Archives: tour

Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe Announce New Album & Tour

Karl DensonFor nearly three decades, Karl Denson has been rocking stages around the globe. Now, aided by his longstanding band of brothers, the Tiny Universe, he unleashes his most potent arsenal to date with the band’s fourth album New Ammo set for release February 4, 2014 on Stoopid Records. Always a formidable unit, the band is bolstered by the doubling of its already raucous horn frontline, and an invigorated orchestral approach inspired by the gritty, funk-fueled soundtracks of 1970s’ cinema.

On New Ammo, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe is comprised of Chris Stilwell (bass), David Veith (organ, Rhodes), Chris Littlefield (trumpet), DJ Williams (guitar) and John Staten (drums), supplemented by Andy Geib (trombone) and Daniel De La Cruz (baritone saxophone). In addition, the album features a number of special guests, including frequent Denson collaborators Robert Walter on keyboards and Mike Dillon on vibes and percussion, Anthony Smith on vibes, and singer Nicki Bluhm.

New Ammo arrives on the heels of a handful of tributes that Denson has spearheaded over the last few years, including a tour that re-imagined The Rolling StonesSticky Fingers as well as this past year’s U.S. jaunt dubbed, “A Ray Charles Boogaloo Dance Party.” Another recent tribute, that celebrating the music of the Beastie Boys, was realized in part by Denson’s current roll as saxophonist for the San Diego reggae-rock band Slightly Stoopid. In 2012, the Tiny Universe and Slightly Stoopid joined forces for a number of shows that dug deep into the Beasties’ repertoire. The connection between the two was so deep and resounding that Slightly Stoopid insisted upon releasing Denson’s latest album on their record label, Stoopid Records.

“It’s a fun job and I get to hang out with cool people,” Denson says of his stints with Slightly Stoopid. “We’re making strides from both sides – I’m helping them grow musically and they’re helping me grow artistically. And obviously, the benefit of having a label where people believe in you is always a good thing.”

Carried over from the Beasties’ tribute tour and into the recording sessions for New Ammo was the classic “Sure Shot.” Taken from the 1994 album Ill Communication, it becomes a flute showcase for Denson. As in the Tiny Universe’s tribute shows, all of the samples and loops are recreated using live instruments. It’s one of three pop covers on New Ammo, which also includes a searing take on Cold War Kids‘ “Hang Me Up to Dry” and a groove-heavy rendition of The White Stripes‘ “Seven Nation Army.”

In Winter 2014, Denson and his Tiny Universe take New Ammo on the road for a 20-date plus tour that hits both coasts, including a three-night stand at Brooklyn Bowl, the Jungle Jam festival in Costa Rica and a co-bill with moe. in York, PA.


TOUR DATES:

December 31 – Chicago, IL – Park West ^
January 4-9 – Miami, FL – Jam Cruise
January 16-18 – Costa Rica – Jungle Jam
January 23-25 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl
January 26 – York, PA – Strand Capital ^^
January 28 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall ^^^
January 29 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair ^^^
January 30 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts ^^^
January 31 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club ^^^
February 1 – Westbury, NY – The Space at Westbury ^^^
February 13 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
February 14 – Ashland, OR – Ashland Armory
February 15 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom *
February 16 – Seattle, WA – The Neptune *
February 18 – Missoula, MT – Top Hat
February 21 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
February 22 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater **
February 23 – Aspen CO – Belly Up Tavern ***
March 7 – San Diego, CA – Belly Up

^ w/ Robert Walter’s 20th Congress
^^ w/ moe.
^^^ w/ Tauk
* w/ Dirty Dozen Brass Band
** A Ray Charles Boogaloo Dance Party with Zach Deputy
*** A Ray Charles Boogaloo Dance Party with Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers and Zach Deputy

 

http://karldenson.us/

Lucero celebrate 15th anniversary with EP, shows

Lucero have announced a slew of activities to commemorate their 15th anniversary as a band. In the spring of this year they toured the USA extensively and released an EP, Texas & Tennessee. This summer the band is prepping for their first-ever Amphitheatre headline show: The Lucero Family Picnic at the First Security Amphitheatre in Little Rock, Ark. on August 10. Information and tickets may be found at  http://lucerofamilypicnic.frontgatetickets.com/.

The Lucero Family Picnic, to be hosted by celebrity tattoo artist Oliver Peck, will feature Lucero performing — for the first time ever — one of their all-time fan-favorite albums, Tennessee, from start to finish, including “Darby’s Song,” a highly emotional tribute to a friend that the band has not performed in nearly 10 years. “The long-out-of-print Tennessee will be re-pressed for the event (limited to 500 for sale at the concert). In addition to presenting Tennessee in its entirety, the band will play another set of Lucero classics. Also on this festival-styled Family Picnic: “Queen of Rock” Wanda Jackson, who reemerged into mainstream consciousness with her 2011 collaboration with Jack White, The Party Ain’t Over; Little Rock favorite John Moreland; and Brian’s father, Guy Venable.

In addition to the wide array of musical fare the Family Picnic will feature a variety of non-musical options, including a Q&A with Little Rock native Jeff Nichols (brother of Lucero singer Ben Nichols), who recently wrote and directed the award-winning film Mud. Peck (of Spike TV’s Ink Master and owner of Dallas’ award-winning Elm Street Tattoo) will not only host the event but will tattoo a few fans with the classic Lucero “L” logo (a badge of honor among countless Lucero die-hards). Local skate team ThEnjoyLife are on tap to perform tricks for the audience, and an exclusive skateboard deck featuring Family Picnic artwork will be available for sale. In addition, one lucky fan will win a signed Fender guitar.

As if the Family Picnic were not enough to keep the band occupied this summer, Lucero have also announced a return to Europe to support U.K. folk sensation Frank Turner in September, the second tour of Europe within the last 12 months (dates below).

Lucero is widely considered one of the hardest-working bands in music today. For 15 years the group has toured consistently, playing up to 200 shows per year, and has grown from its roots as four-piece country-influenced punk band into a full-fledged Memphis-soul outfit featuring pedal steel, keyboards, accordion, and a horn section.

Ben Nichols says of Texas & Tennessee, “Cody Dickinson and John C (Stubblefield) had been talking for a while about getting us back down to the Zebra Ranch barn and recording some stuff. We recorded the self-titled record and Tennessee down there with Cody way back in the old days, and we thought it would be fun to work together again. At first we thought we might do some covers or acoustic versions of some old Lucero songs, but as luck would have it, my heart was getting broken around the same time . . . and so I ended up writing three new songs. So we went down there and recorded live and, in under two days, ended up with a really fun four-song EP called Texas & Tennessee. It was almost worth the heartbreak.”

 

TOUR DATES

USA
7/12  FORT COLLINS, CO  Aggie Theater
7/13  BOULDER, CO  Chautauqua Auditorium
7/1   COLORADO SPRINGS, CO Black Sheep
8/8   ST. LOUIS, MO  Open Highway Festival
8/10  LITTLE ROCK, AR  Lucero Family Picnic at First Security Amphitheatre

Europe

9/3  NIJMEGEN, HOLLAND  Doornroosje
9/4  GRONINGEN, HOLLAND  Oosterpoort
9/5  DORTMUND, GERMANY  FZW
9/6  BREMEN, GERMANY  Schlachthof
9/8  BERLIN, GERMANY  Huxley’s
9/9  HAMBURG, GERMANY Grosse Freigheit
9/10  HANOVER, GERMANY  Faust
9/11  WIESBADEN, GERMANY  Schlacthof
9/12  MUNICH, GERMANY  Backstage Werk
9/14  LINDAU, GERMANY  Club Vauderville
9/15  GRAZ, AUSTRIA  Kasematten
9/16  VIENNA, AUSTRIA  Arena
9/17  LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND  Les Docks
9/19  STUTTGART, GERMANY  Longhorn
9/20  COLOGNE, GERMANY  E-Werk
9/21  ESCH-SUR-ALZETTE, LUXEMBOURG Rockhal
9/22  EINDHOVEN, HOLLAND  Effenaa

Jason Isbell announces tour behind ‘Southeastern’

Tour dates have been announced for Jason Isbell, who will be out in support of his much anticipated solo album Southeastern, releasing June 11 via Southeastern Records/Thirty Tigers. Festival stops will include, Hangout Festival in Gulf Shores, AL, Bonnaroo in Manchester, TN, Stones Fest in NYC and Newport Folk Festival in Newport, RI. Isbell will be performing with a full band that will include mainstays Derry deBorja (keyboards), Chad Gamble (drums) and Jimbo Hart (bass), along with new guitarist Sadler Vaden.

Southeastern features the most personal songs Isbell has written to date. The 12 tracks emanate self-reflection, repentance and personal growth, while simultaneously making the statement that Jason Isbell has fully arrived as an artist. The striking vocals and compelling lyrics of the haunting opening track “Cover Me Up”, make it immediately apparent that this is coming from some place much deeper. Isbell’s fight for sobriety, life lessons and newfound happiness inspires the music on Southeastern

Southeastern was recorded in Nashville and produced by Dave Cobb (Jamey Johnson, The Secret Sisters). Special guests include Kim Richey and Amanda Shires, Isbell’s new bride.

Southeastern is the follow up to Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit’s 2011 critically acclaimed release, Here We Rest, which cracked the top 100 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. The album received high praise from NPR, Associated Press, Esquire, GQ, SPIN, USA Today, Blurt, My Old Kentucky Blog and many more. Isbell made two appearances with the 400 Unit on The Late Show with David Letterman and his song “Alabama Pines” won SONG OF THE YEAR at the 2012 Americana Music Awards & Honors.

 

Jason Isbell – Tour Dates

May 4  – Huntsville, AL – Crossroads Café

May 17 – Tulsa, OK –  Tulsa Mayfest

May 19 – Gulf Shores, AL –  Hangout Festival

May 22 – New York, NY – Stones Fest at Bowery Ballroom

May 23 – New York, NY – Stones Fest at Bowery Ballroom

June 6 – Bowling Green, KY – The Warehouse at Mt. Victor

June 7  – Louisville, KY – Iroquois Amphitheatre

June 13 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival

June 14 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival

June 15 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival

June 16 – Croton-On-Hudson, NY – Clearwater Festival

June 19 – St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway

June 20  – Kansas City, MO – Crossroads

June 22 – Monterey, CA – Monterey Americana Music Fest

June 25 – Akron, OH – Musica

June 26 – Columbus, OH – Skully’s

June 27 – Ann Arbor, MI – The Ark

June 30 – Charleston, WV – Culture Center Theater

July 1 – Alexandria, VA – The Birchmere

July 2 – Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theatre

July 3 – Charlotte, NC – Visulite Theatre

July 5 – Charleston, SC – Pour House

July 26 – Floyd, VA – Floydfest

July 27 – Newport, RI – Newport Folk Festival

Aug 9 – Wilkes-Barre, PA – Kirby Center

PGroove kick off new year’s run tonight, map out winter tour

Perpetual Groove are proud to announce their “Ice Princess #9 Winter Strain 2.013” tour and the launch of a new website. PGroove will glide into the New Year with a string of shows throughout the Southeast and kick off New Year’s Eve in Atlanta, GA. January 2013 will find the group performing dates throughout the Gulf Coast states including Texas and gearing up for a busy year of cross country performances.

With the start of a New Year and plans for an increased touring schedule, the band is proud to invite fans to visit their newly redesigned website featuring a more interactive and social community for www.pgroove.com. On the new website, fans are invited to explore the site’s #pginstafan feature which allows photos to be submitted via Instagram. Fans can submit pics for a chance to win VIP tickets and the opportunity to become an official photographer for the night with exclusive access to the band.

After reuniting with original keyboardist Matt McDonald in early 2012 and hitting the road with new material and a cutting-edge light show, Perpetual Groove have enjoyed a busy and productive year. For 2013, PGroove will be adding “special acoustic” dates featuring the band in a stripped-down storytellers setting. “Special acoustic” sets include reworked versions of fan favorites and special covers. On the “Ice Princess #9” winter tour, the group’s January 27th date in San Marcos, TX will feature this exclusive arrangement.

 

Perpetual Groove Winter 2013 Tour Dates
12/28/12 – The Pour House – Charleston, SC
12/29/12 – Cox Capitol Theatre – Macon, GA
12/31/12 – Center Stage – Atlanta, GA
1/17/13 – SkyBar Cafe – Auburn, AL
1/18/13 – The Soul Kitchen – Mobile, AL
1/19/13 – Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola, FL
1/20/13 – The Howlin’ Wolf – New Orleans, LA
1/21/13 – Brewsky’s – Hattiesburg, MS
1/24/13 – The Lyric – Oxford, MS
1/26/13 – Stubbs BBQ – Austin, TX
1/27/13 – Taxi’s (Special Acoustic Show) – San Marcos, TX
1/31/13 – The Rev Room – Little Rock, AR
2/2/13 – George’s Majestic Lounge – Fayetteville, AR
2/15/13 – AURA Music & Arts Festival – Live Oak, FL
2/22/13 – Lincoln Theatre – Raleigh, NC
2/23/13 – Asheville Music Hall – Asheville, NC

We Were Promised Jetpacks announce US Tour

Edinburgh’s We Were Promised Jetpacks released their sophomore album In The Pit Of The Stomach last fall via FatCat Records to critical acclaim. In The Pit Of The Stomach received praise from Spin, Rolling Stone, Magnet, Under The Radar, The Onion’s AV Club, Entertainment Weekly, Stereogum and more.  Never ones to sit still, We Were Promised Jetpacks will be hitting the road again this spring on a tour that will include stops at the SXSW Music Festival and Coachella. The full list of tour dates is below.

Additionally We Were Promised Jetpacks will appear on Last Call With Carson Daly on February 2. Filmed at Los Angeles’ Music Box, the band will perform “Human Error” and “Circles And Squares” from In The Pit Of The Stomach. Last fall, the band made their late night television debut on the show performing “Boy in the Backseat” and “Medicine.”

 

We Were Promised Jetpacks Tour Dates
March 14 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
March 15 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
March 16 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
March 17 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
March 18 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
March 19 – Denver, CO @ Hi Dive
March 20 – Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room #
March 21 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater #
March 22 – Dekalb, IL @ The House #
March 23 – Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge #
March 24 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theater #
March 25 – Iowa City, IA @ the Blue Moose Tap #
March 27 – Bloomington, IN @ Bluebird Nightclub #
March 28 – Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall #
March 29 – Nashville, TN @ Exit / In #
March 30 – Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree #
March 31 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade – Hell Stage #
April 2 – Tampa, FL @ Crowbar #
April 3 – Miami, FL @ Bardot #
April 4 – Orlando, FL @ The Social #
April 5 – Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern #
April 7 – Durham, NC @ Motorco #
April 10 – Baltimore, MD @ Sonar #
April 11 – Pawtucket, RI @ The Met Café #
April 12 – Hamden, CT @ The Space #
April 14 – Indio, CA @ Coachella
April 19 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
April 21 – Indio, CA @ Coachella
April 24 – Boston, MA @ Paradise *
April 25 – Portland, ME @ Space *
April 26 – Montreal, QC @ Il Motore *
April 27 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace *
April 28 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig  *
April 29 – Columbus, OH @ Outland Live *
May 3 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
May 4 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall Of Williamburg
May 5 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *

# with Bad Veins
* with Breton

Darrell Scott Announces Tour Behind ‘Long Ride Home’

Darrell Scott announces a tour in support of his latest studio album, Long Ride Home, to be released on January 31, 2012.

Long Ride Home features Scott’s songwriting as a vehicle to revisit and pay tribute to the music of his youth.  Scott says he was “baptized into country music” throughout his youth, and many songs on the album are nearly as old as those memories of his youth, two from as far back as when he was 16 (co-writes with his father, Wayne Scott).

Darrell Scott has, over the past decade-plus, assumed a rarified place in American music. His literary but accessible songwriting has been the foundation of his reputation. His singing is uncommonly strong and nuanced. And his chops on guitar and steel, practiced over a lifetime of blue-collar musicianship, have earned him elite sideman gigs like Robert Plant’s current Band of Joy. With three Grammy nominations and an Americana Music Award to his credit, Scott has more than proven his stature as one of the finest all-around musicians in the world.  Now on Long Ride Home, the country music that shaped his musical character and that has informed his prior work in ways explicit and subtle, finally blasts to the surface.

 

Tour dates:

1/31/12 @ Grimey’s – Nashville, TN

2/1/12 @ Music City Roots, Loveless Café Barn – Nashville, TN

2/5/12 @ Mountain Stage – Charleston, WV

2/8/12 @ Ashland Coffee & Tea – Ashland, VA

2/9/12 @ Joe’s Pub – New York City, NY

2/12/12 @ Club Passim: Two Shows – Cambridge, MA

2/16/12 @ Glema Mahr Center for the Arts – Madisonville, KY

2/17/12 @ Old Rock House – St. Louis, MO

2/18/12 @ Natashas Bistro & Bar – Lexington, KY

2/19/12 @ 3rd and Lindsley – Nashville, TN

2/24/12 @ The Grey Eagle – Asheville, NC

2/25/12 @ Red Clay Theatre – Duluth, GA

3/9/12 @ The Studios of Key West – Key West, FL

3/15/12 @ Jammin Java – Vienna, VA

3/16/12 @ Sellersville Theatre – Sellersville, PA

3/17/12 @ Beekley Memorial Library – New Hartford, CT

3/18/12 @ Jesse Lee United Methodist Church Benefit – Easton, CT

3/21/12 @ 7908 Aspen Songwriters Festival – Aspen, CO

3/22/12 @ The Soiled Dove Underground – Denver, CO

3/23/12 @ The Triple Door – Seattle, WA

3/24/12 @ Aberta Rose Theatre – Portland, OR

3/30/12 @ Jefferson Center – Roanoke, VA

3/31/12 @ The Arts Center – Carrboro, NC

4/1/12 @ McGlohon Theatre – Charlotte, NC

4/13/12 @ Bunkers – Minneapolis, MN

4/14/12 @ The Maintenance Shop – Ames, IA

4/15/12 @ SPACE – Evanston, IL

4/20/12 @ Rhythm and Blooms Festival – Knoxville, TN

4/28/12 @ Stringbreak Music Fest – Brooksville, FL

5/4/12 @ One Longfellow Square  – Portland, ME

5/5/12 @ South Shore Folk Music Club – Kingston, MA

5/10/12 @ Dosey Doe – The Woodlands, TX

5/11/12 @ Cactus Cafe – Austin, TX

6/1/12 @ Sally Gap Bluegrass Festival – Williamsburg, KY

6/2/12 @ Band show – Blue Plum Festival  – Johnson City, TN

6/9/12 @ West Side Folk – Lawrence, KS

6/10/12 @ Bartlett Arboretum – Tree House Concert – Belle Plaine, KS

7/29/12 @ Band show – Floyd Festival – Floyd, VA

8/6 & 8/10/12 @ Grand Targhee Bluegrass Camp – Alta, WY

8/18/12 @ Rocky Mountain Folk Festival – Lyons, CO

8/23/12 @ Pickin In the Park – Paonia, CO

 

http://www.darrellscott.com

 

Esperanza Spalding Plots World Tour

Esperanza Spalding has announced world tour dates beginning April 18, 2012, as the bassist, vocalist and composer unveils the brilliant compositions of her new release, Radio Music Society, into a dynamic “big band” format.

It has not taken Spalding long to emerge as one of the brightest lights in the musical world. Listeners familiar with her stunning 2008 Heads Up International debut, Esperanza, and her best-selling 2010 release Chamber Music Society, were well aware that the young bassist, vocalist and composer from Portland, Oregon was the real deal, with a unique and style-spanning presence, deeply rooted in jazz yet destined to make her mark far beyond the jazz realm. That judgment was confirmed on February 13, 2011, when Spalding became the first jazz musician to receive the GRAMMY®Award for Best New Artist.

Spalding’s latest release, Radio Music Society, set for March 20, 2012, is her most diverse, ambitious and masterful recital yet. Each of the 12 songs are accompanied by conceptual music videos, which further express her inspiration and story behind each track. Shot in various locations including New York City, Barcelona and Portland, all videos will be available to purchasers of Radio Music Society as a digital download or a DVD on the deluxe version.

Upcoming national TV appearances for Spalding include the Late Show with David Letterman, The View and Jimmy Kimmel Live. Look for features on Radio Music Society in O! Magazine, Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, Latina Style, Glamour, W Magazine, Essence, Vibe, Men’s Journal and Hemispheres in-flight magazine,as well as USA Today, the New York Times, Associated Press and the Wall Street Journal, among others.

Fans of Spalding who purchase tickets thru Ticketmaster will receive a free song download of “City of Roses” from Radio Music Society, and in celebration of Black History Month, can purchase the e-single “Black Gold” (which includes a music video) on iTunes beginning February 7.

April 18 – Buffalo, NY – Center for the Arts – tickets onsale January 20

April 19 – Cleveland, OH – Metro Campus Auditorium – tickets onsale January 20

April 21 – New York, NY – Webster Hall – tickets onsale January 20

April 22 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre – tickets onsale January 17

April 24 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre – tickets onsale January 27

April 25 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom – tickets onsale January 27

April 27 – Hollywood, CA – The Music Box – tickets onsale January 21

April 28 – Phoenix, AZ – JW Desert Ridge Jazz Festival – tickets onsale January 16

May 1 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues – tickets onsale January 16

May 2 – Houston, TX – House of Blues – tickets onsale January 16

May 3 – New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival – tickets on sale now

May 5 – Austin, TX – Paramount Theatre – tickets onsale January 20

May 23 – Paris, France – La Cigale – tickets onsale TBD

May 28 – London, UK – KoKo – tickets onsale TBD

June 27 – Ottawa, ON – Ottawa Jazz Festival – tickets onsale TBD

June 29 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis Theatre – tickets onsale now

June 30 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center – tickets onsale TBD

More dates will be announced in the coming weeks. Follow the Radio Music Society online at: www.esperanzaspalding.com

Lotus Announce 2012 Tour Dates, Remix of ‘Orchids’

Lotus returns to the road in 2012 in support of the recently released self-titled album on SCI Fidelity Records. The group’s live shows have become a staple among concert enthusiasts with the high-energy vibe and intense light show working audiences into a blissful frenzy.

Today, Lotus releases a new remix of the album-closing track “Orchids” by The Album Leaf (Sub Pop)(download). Jesse Miller (bass, sampler) explains how the collaboration came about:

“We’ve been fans of The Album Leaf going back a number of years. During the summer of 2010 we played 3 shows with the band and met Jimmy LaValle (the main mind behind The Album Leaf). His compositions have a unique ability to bring a very human and affecting element to music that is steeped in electronics. We decided he should remix one of the least electronic compositions from the Lotus album ‘Orchids.’ LaValle created a mix that combines the lush strings and guitars of the original with The Album Leaf’s signature approach to atmosphere and beat to create a track that invokes a sepia-filtered, cinematic nostalgia.”

Lotus’ self-tiled album garnered positive feedback across the board for its 11 tracks that range from hard-hitting funky back beats to expansive instrumental rock. Drum! said, “Lotus is so grab-your-nuts funky it’ll have your grandparents poppin’ and lockin’ at a flash mob,” while Relix stated “With a new and familiar sound that satisfies intellect and instinct, this album warrants its lofty moniker.” “A kiss to you post-rock electronic creations, you make me dance, smile, and meditate through the hours,” proclaimed Filter. (Purchase: iTunes / Amazon, Stream: SoundCloud)

Catch Lotus in the following cities:

 

February
4- Denver, CO – The Fillmore
14- Covington, KY – Madison Theatre
15- Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection
16- Goshen, IN – Goshen Theater
17- Chicago, IL – Congress
18- St Louis, MO – The Pageant
22- Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall
23-Tulsa, OK – Cain’s
24- Dallas, TX – Trees
25- Austin, TX – La Zona Rosa
26- Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
28-Birmingham, AL – Workplay
29- Charleston, SC – Music Farm

 

March
1- Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
2- Nashville, TN – Marathon
3- Athens, GA – Georgia Theater
5-Orlando, FL – Beacham Theater
6- Jacksonville, FL – Freebird
8- Wilmington, NC – Brooklyn Art Center
9- Norfolk, VA – The Norva
10- Richmond, VA – The National
14- Amsterdam, Netherlands – Jam in the Dam VI at The Melkweg
15- Amsterdam, Netherlands – Jam in the Dam VI at The Melkweg
16- Amsterdam, Netherlands – Jam in the Dam VI at The Melkweg

 

April
13- Washington, DC- 9:30 Club
14- Washington, DC- 9:30 Club

 

May
16- Japan- Venue TBA
17- Japan- Venue TBA
18- Japan- Venue TBA
19- Yokohama, Japan- Green Room Festival
20- Yokohama, Japan- Green Room Festival

Social Distortion Announce Dates Behind ‘Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes’

Beloved influential Southern California rock ‘n’ roll band Social Distortion have just announced a series of North American live dates in further support of their new hit album Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes.  Beginning in Portland on April 10th the band will be performing shows with Texas rockers The Toadies , Canadian singer-songwriter Lindi Ortega, and dates in Texas with rising punk outfit Riverboat Gamblers. Tickets go on sale for these shows Friday January 20th at 10AM local time. This tour follows dates with acclaimed English troubadour Frank Turner and his band The Sleeping Souls and UK punk rockers Sharks.

Social Distortion formed in the late seventies in the working class Southern California suburb of Fullerton. The hard living band has pioneered a reinvigorated and heartfelt rock ‘n’ roll style merging outlaw country, classic punk rock and swaggering blues. It is a sound that has only flourished, with the band’s new album proving their highest charting so far.

 

JUST ANNOUNCED:
Apr. 10 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater  with Toadies
Apr. 13 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theater with Toadies
Apr. 16 – Vancouver, BC – The Commodore Ballroom with Toadies
Apr. 19 – Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall with Toadies
Apr. 20 – Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Events Centre with Toadies
Apr. 21 – Saskatoon, SK – The Odeon Events Centre with Toadies
Apr. 26 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue with Toadies
Apr. 28 – Sauget, IL – Pop’s with Toadies
May 01 – Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall with Toadies
May 02 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues with Riverboat Gamblers
May 04 – Houston, TX – House of Blues with Riverboat Gamblers
May 05 – Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Amphitheater
with Toadies
May 06 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheatre   with Riverboat Gamblers
May 08 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom with Toadies
May 10 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater with Toadies

CURRENTLY ON SALE:
Jan. 27 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint @ Hard Rock Hotel with Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls & Sharks
Jan. 31 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater with Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls & Sharks
Feb. 01 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre with Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls & Sharks
Feb. 03 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theater with Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls & Sharks
Feb. 04 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theater with Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls & Sharks
Feb. 06 – Reno, NV – Knitting Factory with Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls & Sharks
Feb. 07 – Reno, NV – Knitting Factory with Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls
Feb. 09 – Santa Cruz, CA – Santa Cruz Civic Auditoriumwith Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls & Sharks
Feb. 10 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater  *SOLD OUT with Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls & Sharks
Feb. 11 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater with Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls & Sharks
Feb. 13 – Chico, CA – Senator Theater with Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls & Sharks
Feb. 14 – Modesto, CA – Modesto Center Plaza with Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls & Sharks
Feb. 16 – Ventura, CA – Majestic Ventura Theatre with Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls & Sharks * SOLD OUT
Feb. 17 – Pomona, CA – Fox Theater with Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls & Sharks * SOLD OUT
Feb. 18 – Pomona, CA – Fox Theater with Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls & Sharks * SOLD OUT

The Dead Kenny Gs Head South for January Tour

If the moniker for the combustible punk jazz trio The Dead Kenny Gs doesn’t say it all at first glance, one listen to their latest album Operation Long Leash quickly makes intentions clear. Saxophonist Skerik, bassist Brad Houser and drummer/percussionist Mike Dillonare committed to musical subversion of the highest order.

Exploring a muso obsession of musical styles and sonic colors, The Dead Kenny Gs have both the courage and the chops to realize their wildest aural visions. One moment they draw inspiration from punk legends The Minutemen, the next finds them embracing the spirit of jazz giant Rahsaan Roland Kirk and still another speaks to the influence of indie rock progenitors Deerhoof; yet all the while sounding purely DKGs.

To further that extent, it’s not just music informing the trio’s voice, but a keen understanding of political conspiracy in American history. The title of the DKGs latest album, Operation Long Leash, comes from the clandestine CIA operation in the late ‘40s to fund Abstract Expressionism as a means for Western culture to undermine the rigid, confined and conformist ideals of the Soviet Union during the early years of the Cold War.

The Dead Kenny Gs hit the southeast in January for a headline tour.

 

THE DEAD KENNY Gs Upcoming Tour Dates:
January 16 | Will’s Pub | Orlando, FL
January 17 | Jack Rabbits | Jacksonville, FL
January 18 | Pour House | Charleston, SC
January 19 | Pour House | Raleigh, NC
January 20 | One Stop | Asheville, NC