Old Man Markley debut new album Train Of Thought on CMT.com

LA bluegrass punks Old Man Markley have premiered a new song, “Train of Thought,” from the band’s upcoming album, Down Side Up, today on CMTEdge.com!

From the track’s opening fiddle to its washtub-thumping rhythm, “Train of Thought” is a barn-burning track that showcases the band’s incredible musicianship and is practically made for listening while sippin’ some moonshine, stompin’ boots at your local bonfire or even mixing it up in a punk-rock circle pit.

“”Train of Thought” is a cargo car of ideas let loose on the tracks,” bassist/vocalist Joey Garibaldi tells CMT.com. “The fiddle lines soar like scenery viewed through a train window, the guitar drives the song forward, and the music flies full-speed ahead, just like life…it reminds us, above the beautiful rush of sound, to remember to slow down and look around. Smell a rose. Watch a train go by. Take the scenic route.”

The sentiments of a “beautiful rush of sound” are felt throughout Old Man Markley’s sophomore full-length. The album features thirteen tracks that blur the gap between bluegrass, country and punk rock like the recently released single “Blood on My Hands” and “Rehearsal.”

Old Man Markley are currently on tour with Dropkick Murphys with additional spring/summer dates coming soon.

Old Man Markley Tour Dates:
Feb 27 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s BBQ (w/Dropkick Murphys)
Feb 28 – Houston, TX – House of Blues (w/Dropkick Murphys)
Mar 1 – Gulf Breeze, FL – Paddy O’Leary’s
Mar 2 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues (w/Dropkick Murphys)
Mar 3 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live (w/Dropkick Murphys)
Mar 4 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle (w/Dropkick Murphys)
Mar 5 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore (w/Dropkick Murphys)
Mar 6 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVa (w/Dropkick Murphys)
Mar 8 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory (w/Dropkick Murphys)
Mar 9 – Trenton, NJ – The Mill Hill Basement (w/Bryan McPherson)
Mar 11 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club (w/Dropkick Murphys)
Mar 12 – Maxwell’s – Hoboken, NJ
Mar 13 – New York, NY – Terminal 5 (w/Dropkick Murphys)
Mar 14 – Northampton, MA – Iron Horse Music Hall
Mar 16 – Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Lanes
Mar 17 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Smiling Moose
Mar 20 – Des Moines, IA – The Lucky Monkey
Mar 21 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
Mar 22 – Salt Lake City, UT – Burt’s Tiki Lounge
Mar 24 – Fullerton, CA – The Slidebar
Mar 28 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues (w/Tiger Army)

Boston Calling Music Festival announced

In what is an exciting and major addition to Boston’s music scene, Crash Line Productions, in partnership with Bowery Presents, announces Boston Calling, the very first two-day music festival to take place in Boston proper. The festival will be held on Memorial Day weekend, Saturday May 25th and Sunday May 26th at the city’s historic City Hall Plaza [One City Hall Square, Boston, Massachusetts]. Tickets will go on sale Friday March 1, 2013 at 10AM EST at www.bostoncalling.com, www.ticketmaster.com, and with no service fee at The Sinclair box office (52 Church St, Cambridge MA).

Boston Calling will bring a heavy-hitting line-up to its two stages. The festival is headlined by The National, which is set to release a new LP later this year, and Fun., 2013 Grammy winners for Best New Artist and Song of the Year “We Are Young.” Legends and newcomers alike, in genres ranging from indie folk and pop to American rock will perform at Boston Calling. A few highlights include The Shins, Of Monsters and Men, Young the Giant, Andrew Bird, Marina and the Diamonds, Matt and Kim, The Walkmen, Youth Lagoon, Portugal. The Man, and Cults.

In creating the line-up, Crash Line Productions’ Partners and Co-Founders Brian Appel and Mike Snow tapped Aaron Dessner, acclaimed songwriter and multi-instrumentalist of The National, so as to ensure the festival offered ticketholders the most entertaining and eclectic range of performances. It is not the first time Dessner has co-curated a festival’s line-up; he founded and curated the annual “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry” festival in New York last year and curated England’s All Tomorrow’s Parties with The National this past December. Of the Boston Calling collaboration, Dessner says, “I was excited to be invited by friends to help with the artistic direction of this festival. We’ve been playing shows in Boston for almost 15 years, and I can say without a doubt the city has one of the best live audiences and music scenes in the country. There’s no reason it shouldn’t have a great outdoor music festival of its own. We worked hard to pull together an exciting group of artists.”

Perched on a hill in Downtown Boston and with the city’s skyscrapers encircling its grounds, Boston Calling’s locale at City Hall Plaza will offer the ideal urban festival vibe. Producers will enhance this environment with two performance stages, a spacious beer garden, a food pavilion comprised of food trucks and local food vendors, and world-class lighting and design throughout the plaza. Boston Calling will also feature a VIP component whereby VIP ticketholders will have access to City Hall Courtyard, a 25,000 square foot, second-floor Mezzanine offering prime views of the main stage as well as specially curated menus and luxurious amenities.

“Boston is such a great city for music and arts, and the city’s appetite for live outdoor events only grows each year. We are fortunate to have some wonderful people contributing to this event, and we are excited to fill a void in the New England festival circuit. Our aim is to do nothing less than exceed ticketholders’ expectations,” says Appel. “As Boston natives who have worked in the industry for a long time, we really could not be more excited to translate our knowledge of both music and city events into a festival unlike any the region has seen,” Snow adds.

Boston Calling Tickets: Early bird tickets for two-day passes go on sale Friday March 1, 2013 at 10AM EST with a special code, to be released on www.bostoncalling.com that morning. Two-day ticket prices are $120 for General Admission and $325 for VIP.

For more details about Boston Calling, please visit www.bostoncalling.com online and follow Boston Calling on Twitter, @Boston_Calling, and Facebook www.faceboook.com/BostonCalling

Boston Calling’s confirmed 2013 line-up as of current is as follows.

SATURDAY: MAY 25, 2013

Fun.

The Shins

Marina and the Diamonds

Matt and Kim

Portugal. The Man

Cults

Ms Mr

St. Lucia

Bad Rabbits

SUNDAY: MAY 26, 2013

The National

Of Monsters and Men

Young the Giant

Andrew Bird

The Dirty Projectors

Ra Ra Riot

The Walkmen

Youth Lagoon

Caspian

Boston Calling would like to thank its inaugural partner The Liberty, a luxury collection hotel located in Boston. Boston Children’s Hospital and its Music Therapy Program is Boston Calling’s charitable partner – the program helps patients cope during their hospitalization by bringing the joy of music to their bedsides.

Crash Line Productions is a full-service music and entertainment production company. Formed in the Fall of 2012 by Brian Appel and Mike Snow, Crash Line sees the two executives drawing from their extensive backgrounds in the music and event industry.

City Hall Plaza is located at One City Hall Square in downtown Boston. The festival is accessible via the city’s T via the Government Center stop on the Green line, Park Street stop on the Red Line, or the State Street stop on the Orange or Blue line. The 92 and 93 buses also stop outside of City Hall Plaza on Congress Street.

The Bowery Presents is an independent promotion company based in New York City. With a core business based around great music, its mission is to bring the best bands to the best venues and to provide a great concert experience for fans and artists, along with reasonable ticket prices. Over the years, The Bowery Presents has worked with a vast cross section of some of the most talented performing artists, including Willie Nelson, Aretha Franklin, LCD Soundsystem, Kings of Leon, My Morning Jacket, Passion Pit and Deadmau5. The company’s activities center on programming live music in the venues it owns and operates, including several New York and New Jersey music venues, such as Terminal 5, The Bowery Ballroom, Mercury Lounge, Music Hall of Williamsburg and the Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, N.J. The Bowery Presents also presents shows at other venues in New York City, such as Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, Central Park SummerStage and the Beacon Theatre, and across the Northeast, at places like the Constellation Brands- Marvin Sands Performing Art Center, located on the campus of Finger Lakes Community College in upstate New York. In 2010, the business launched The Bowery Presents: Boston, an extension of the company with an office headquartered in Boston and became the live-music partner for the Royale nightclub in the Theater District. In 2010, The Bowery Presents partnered with Alex Crothers, from Higher Ground in Burlington, Vt., to reopen The State Theatre in Portland, Maine, and in 2011, partnered to open Union Transfer in Philadelphia. In 2012, The Bowery Presents: Boston opened The Sinclair, a concert venue and restaurant with consulting Chef Michael Schlow. In 2012, The Bowery Presents: Boston began to exclusively promote shows at Boston music institutions TT the Bear’s Place and Great Scott.

Charlie XCX announces new album True Romance followed by SXSW, Bonnaroo and US Tour Dates with Marina & The Diamonds

Charli XCX (AKA 20-year old Hertfordshire born Charli Aitchison) is proud to confirm the release of her debut album “True Romance” through IAMSOUND on April 16th in the US (and April 15th through Aslyum in the UK).

Charli commented, ‘I am so happy to have finished my first album, True Romance. For me, it’s a very emotional record. I suppose I kind of grew up through the process of making this album and as I’ve grown my views on love and life have been constantly changing. Each song is about love in some shape or form, whether that be euphoric love, heartbreak or obsession. Every corner of my own romantic history is explored on this record, so for me it’s very raw, it’s very honest and it’s very true. I’ve written a pop record from the heart, and when people hear it I hope they want to dance and cry at the same time. ’

Over the past few years, Charli has released a series of singles and mixtapes, toured the globe supporting the likes of Coldplay, Santigold, Sleigh Bells and Justice and garnered champions from practically every tastemaker blog and magazine on both sides of the Atlantic. She’s had 2.5 million views on YouTube, 470k views of new video for ‘You (Ha Ha Ha)’ (in one month) and over 630k total plays on Soundcloud. It’s hard to believe someone so young could achieve so much. Through it all her main focus has always been on making the best possible album she could. This was made possible by working with some fantastic collaborators who helped hone her vision for a dark, emotional pop record including Ariel Reichstadt (Usher, Major Lazer, Solange), Patrik Berger (Lana del Rey, Robyn) as well as hotly tipped blog favourites Blood Diamonds and J£zus Millions.

As well as being an artist in her own right, Charli has written and featured on one of the biggest global breakthrough hits of the last year for Icona Pop. ‘I Love It’ is currently creating an absolute frenzy stateside (featuring on a brand new Dr Pepper ad and also in the hit-TV show Girls) having blown up all over the world; triple Platinum and #3 in Australia, # 1 in New Zealand, #1 in Germany, #4 in Austria, double Platinum and #2 in Sweden and racking up over 10 million YouTube views so far for the official video.

Charli is gearing up for a string of dates in Austin at SxSW music conference in March where she’ll gracing multiple high-profile bills including: the Perez Hilton party, Gorilla Vs Bear/Hype Machine party, Filter Party and more confirmed below; followed by a tour with Marina and the Diamonds in the States and Ellie Goulding across Europe. Charli has also announced three UK shows around the release of her album including London’s Old Blue Last on April 17th, Glasgow on April 18th and Manchester on April 19th.

CHARLI XCX “TRUE ROMANCE”

OUT APRIL 16th (ON IAMSOUND)

Nuclear Seasons
You (Ha Ha Ha)
Take My Hand
Stay Away
Set Me Free
Grins
So Far Away
Cloud Aura ft. Brooke Candy
What I Like
Black Roses
You’re the One
How Can I
Lock You Up

CHARLI XCX

US TOUR DATES

SXSW

3/12 – Austin, TX @ The Warner Sound Captured by Nikon – The Belmont

3/13 – Austin, TX @ Hype Machine’s Hype Hotel – 3rd & Jacinto

3/13 – Austin, TX @ Paradigm Showcase – Club Deville

3/14 – Austin, TX @ Filter Magazine’s Showdown on Cedar St. – Cedar St. Courtwayd

3/14 – Austin, TX @ IAMSOUND / MFG SXSW Party – Mohawk Lounge

3/15 – Austin, TX @ Urban Outfitters Event

3/16 – Austin, TX @ ASOS Event

3/17 – Austin, TX @ Perez Hilton’s One Night in Austin – Austin City Music Hall

Supporting Ellie Goulding

4/6 – Belfast, UK @ Waterfront Hall

4/7 – Dublin, Ireland @ Olympia Theatre

4/9 – Amsterdam @ Paradiso

4/10 – Kobenhavn, Denmark @ VEGA

4/12 – Oslo, Norway @ Rockefeller Music Hall

4/13 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Strand

4/15 – Helsinki, Finaland @ TAVASTIA – klubi

4/16 – Tallinn, Estonia @ Rock Café

4/17 – Riga, Latvia @ Palladium Riga

4/18 – Vilnius, Lithuania @ LOFTAS

4/20 – Warszawa, Poland @ Klub Stodola

4/21 – Prague, Czech Republic @ SaSaZu

4/23 – Bratislava, Slovakia @ Atelier Babylon

4/24 – Milan, Italy @ MAGAZZINI GENERALI

4/25 – Vienna, Austria @ WUK

4/27 – Berlin, Germany @ Frannz Club

4/28 – Munich, Germany @ Ampere

4/29 – Cologne, Germany @ Essigfabrik

5/1 – Brussels, Belgium @ Ancienne Belgique – AB

5/2 – Paris, France @ Le Bataclan

5/3 – Luxembourg @ den Atelier

5/4 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Harterei

UK TOUR

4/17 – London, UK @ Old Blue Last

4/18 – Glasgow @ ABC2

4/19 – Manchester @ Deaf Institute

Supporting Marina & the Diamonds

5/6 – San Francisco, CA @The Warfield

5/7 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory

5/10 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues

5/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Exposition Center

5/13 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound

5/14 – Englewood, CO @The Gothic Theatre

5/16 – Lawrence, KS @ The Granada

5/17 – St Louis, MO @ The Pageant

5/19 – Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theater

5/20 – Chicago, IL @ The Vic Theatre

5/22 – Detroit, MI @ Saint Andrew’s Hall

5/23 – Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy

5/24 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis

5/28 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE

5/29 – New York, NY @ Rumsey Playfield: Central Park SummerStage

Bonnaroo

6/13-16 – Bonnaroo Festival

Now, Now Announce Spring Co-Headline tour with The Lonely Forest news

Minneapolis trio Now, Now, are excited to announce their April/May co-headline tour with Trans- Records label mates The Lonely Forest. The tour follows dates with Minus The Bear and Circa Survive, as well select gigs opening for Bob Mould as his personally invited guests this February and March.

Now, Now are hitting the ground running this year after an incredible 2012 that saw the band make their late night TV debut on Jimmy Fallon, play to sold out crowds during their first headline tour of the UK, and their sophomore album Threads win numerous accolades including a selection as one of NPR’s top 50 releases of the year. The spring tour with The Lonely Forest will be the bands first US headline run in support of Threads after successful stints opening for The Naked And Famous and the Grammy winners Fun. in 2012.

“Every once in a while, in a mini-miscarriage of justice, an album will go straight to a FADER editor’s heart without ever making it into The FADER itself-Now, Now’s early-2012 Threads LP was one of them. Though the band’s straightforward alt-rock sound differs from most of my usual listening, Threads was easily my most-played album last year-perhaps because it was so different.” – The Fader

“Whether as a whole or as a collection of sweet moments, Threads is utterly charming and disarming, as it chronicles lost, thwarted or otherwise wanted love without wasting a breath.” – NPR Music

Stream “Dead Oaks”

Now, Now have won a steady stream of praise since the Spring 2012 North American release of Threads on Chris Walla’s (Death Cab For Cutie) Trans- Records. Along the way a growing number of vocal fans have unfailingly showed up to support and sing along with the band as they crisscrossed the continent.

Upcoming Tour Dates:

# = w/ Minus The Bear, Circa Survive

* = w/ The Lonely Forest

FEBRUARY

27 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom (w/ Bob Mould)

28 – Rochester, NY – The Bug Jar

MARCH

01 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern (w/ Bob Mould)

02 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick (w/ Bob Mould)

06 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall #

07 – Bloomington, IL – The Castle Theatre #

08 – Covington, KY – The Madison Theater #

09 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore (Idobi Festival)

11 – Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall #

12 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre #

14 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground #

15 – Providence, RI – Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel #

16 – Portland, ME – State Theatre #

17 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance #

19 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount #

20 – Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater #

22 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte #

23 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre #

24 – Charleston, SC – The Music Farm #

25 – Jacksonville, FL – Free Bird Live #

26 – Gainseville, FL – Side Bar #

27 – Ybor City, FL – The Ritz Ybor #

28 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre #

29 – Memphis, TN – New Daisy Theatre #

30 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom #

APRIL

11 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge *

12 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room *

13 – Lawrence, KS – Jackpot Music Hall *

14 – Iowa City, IA – The Blue Moose TapHouse *

15 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall *

16 – Milwaukee, WI – Cactus Club *

17 – Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club *

19 – Champaign, IL – Highdive *

22 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s BBQ (indoor) *

24 – Scottsdale, AZ – Pub Rock Live *

25 – La Jolla, CA – The Loft (UCSD) *

27 – Los Angeles, CA – Satellite Club *

28 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room *

30 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop *

MAY

01 – Eugene, OR – Cozmic Pizza *

02 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios *

03 – Vancouver, BC – Electric Owl *

04 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile *

Hundred Waters to tour with The xx, new remix EP on the way

FORTHCOMING EP CONTAINS REMIXES BY BLOOD DIAMONDS, DAEDELUS, TEEBS, BRILLZ, & PHANTOMS

LISTEN TO THE “BOREAL (BLOOD DIAMONDS REMIX)” HERE:

Adding to an already exhaustive touring schedule for the first half of the year, avant-pop group Hundred Waters have been added as support for the impending and highly anticipated US tour by The xx. The dates immediately follow the quintet’s US and UK tours with Alt-J, resulting in a three month tour that is comprehensive in scope, including several shows at Austin’s SXSW festival, Sasquatch Festival, and shows in all four corners of the US.

In the midst of the first leg of touring the band will follow up their unanimously acclaimed self-titled debut with an EP of remixes of album standout “Boreal”. Dropping on OWSLA on March 26th the EP contains remixes and reworkings of the title track by electronic music luminaries Daedelus, Brillz, Blood Diamonds, and more (full tracklisting and artwork below).

STREAM THE ALBUM HERE:

BOREAL EP TRACKLISTING

1. Boreal

2. Boreal (Blood Diamonds remix)

3. Boreal (Brillz remix)

4. Boreal (Phantoms remix)

5. Boreal (Daedelus remix)

6. Boreal (Teebs remix)

HUNDRED WATERS TOUR DATES WITH THE xx:

May 22 – Edmonton, AB – Shaw Conference Centre

May 24 – Vancouver, BC – Queen Elizabeth Theater

May 26 – George, WA – Sasquatch Festival

May 27 – Portland, OR – Schnitzer Concert Hall

May 28 – Eugene, OR – McDonald Theatre

May 29 – Reno, NV – Knitting Factory

May 30 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater

June 1 – Berkely, CA – Greek Theatre

June 3 – Denver, CO – Fillmore

June 4 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED TOUR DATES:

Feb 28 – Miami, FL – Bardot Miami

Mar 2 – Boston, MA – Paradise *

Mar 3 – Boston, MA – Paradise *

Mar 4 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club *

Mar 5 – Carrboro, NC – Cats Cradle *

Mar 6 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade *

Mar 8 – Birmingham, AL – Bottletree *

Mar 9 – New Orleans, LA – BUKU Music & Art Project

Mar 10 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s *

Mar 12-15 – Austin, TX – SXSW

Mar 16 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater *

Mar 18 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom *

Mar 19 – Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall *

Mar 21 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts *

Mar 22 – New York, NY – Webster Hall *

Mar 23 – New York, NY – Glasslands

Mar 24 – New York, NY – Terminal 5 *

Mar 25 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre *

Mar 27 – Toronto, ON – Sound Academy *

Mar 28 – Chicago, IL – Metro *

Mar 29 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater *

Apr 1 – Minneapolis, MN – Varisty Theater *

Apr 2 – Kansas City, MO – The Midland *

Apr 3 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater *

Apr 4 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex *

Apr 6 – Seattle, WA – Neptune *

Apr 7 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom *

Apr 8 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom *

Apr 10 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore *

Apr 14 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades *

Apr 16 – Solano Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern *

Apr 17 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory *

May 3 – Dublin, IRE – Olympia Theatre *

May 5 – Birmingham, UK – Academy *

May 6 – Glasgow, UK – ABC *

May 8 – Newcastle, UK – Academy *

May 9 – Manchester, UK – Academy *

May 10 – Leeds, UK – Academy *

May 11 – Liverpool, UK – Academy *

May 13 – Nottingham, UK – Academy *

May 14 – Cambridge, UK – Corn Exchange *

May 15 – Bristol, UK – Academy *

May 16 – London, UK – Academy *

May 17 – London, UK – Academy *

* with Alt-J

The Black Angels Offer New Song and The Black Angels tour dates

Blue Horizon is excited to debut “Evil Things,” a new track from The Black Angels. The song, is off their upcoming album Indigo Meadow, out April 2nd. RollingStone.com premiered “Evil Things,” calling it “a heavy-duty headbanger built around a foreboding guitar riff.” The track is available now on iTunes as an instant download with pre-orders HERE.

“Evil Things” focuses on a man and a woman on opposite sides of a conflict who meet on a war-torn battlefield. Frontman Alex Maas elaborated on this concept to Rolling Stone, saying “they come to the realization that, by nature, humans have the capacity to be either evil or benevolent, empathetic and compassionate. They share an obvious mutual concern for the human condition, but don’t feel as though they are doing anything to make things better. They ask themselves: ‘What am I going to do with the power that I have?’ This song asks that question.”

The Black Angels’ most revelatory collection thus far, Indigo Meadow marks the Austin, Texas-based band’s fourth full-length release, following 2010’s acclaimed Phosphene Dream. Once again The Black Angels prove themselves the undisputed avatars of contemporary psychedelic rock, simultaneously exalting the genre’s kaleidoscopic past as they thrust it ever further into the future.

Now a quartet, the band – with the able support of producer John Congleton (David Byrne & St. Vincent, Clinic, Explosions In The Sky) – have brought new focus to their wide-ranging songcraft, their righteous riffs and dogmatic drones gaining increased power as they fuel a more expansive emotional trajectory. The ominous organ grooves and carpet-bombing beats still resonate with feral rush and napalm fire, but songs like “Love Me Forever” and the bottomless blue title track see more than a little light piercing the Black Angels’ notorious heart of darkness.

Founded in 2004, The Black Angels have been the spearhead of the post-millennial psychedelic movement, picking up the mantle of their hometown’s long lysergic history and reinvigorating it with progressive political commentary and unrestrained creativity and ambition. Long hailed for their monumental live sets, The Black Angels will celebrate the arrival of Indigo Meadow with a major North American tour, set to get underway April 4th at Athens, GA’s Georgia Theatre and then culminating with a May 26th date at San Antonio, TX’s appropriately named White Rabbit. Support comes from a stellar line-up of lysergically like-minded artists, including Allah-Las, Elephant Stone, Hanni El Khatib, and Wall of Death (see attached itinerary).

The Black Angels: Christian Bland – guitar, drone machine/organ * Alex Maas – vocals, bass, organ, drone machine * Stephanie Bailey – drums, percussion * Kyle Hunt – keyboards, percussion, bass, guitar.

THE BLACK ANGELS

NORTH AMERICA 2013

APRIL

4 Athens, GA Georgia Theatre #

5 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel #

6 Washington, DC Black Cat #

7 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer #

8 New York, NY Webster Hall #

11 Boston, MA Royale #

12 Montreal, QC Le National #

13 Toronto, ON Danforth Music Hall #

15 Detroit, MI Magic Stick #

16 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom #

17 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall #

19 Chicago, IL Vic Theatre #

20 Minneapolis, MN Fine Line Music Cafe #

21 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room #

22 Lawrence, KS Granada #

26-28 Austin, TX Austin Psych Fest

MAY

2 Baton Rouge, LA Spanish Moon %

3 Birmingham, AL WorkPlay Theatre %

5 Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge %

7 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue %

8 St. Louis, MO The Firebird %

10 Boulder, CO Boulder Theater %

11 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot %

13 Seattle, WA Neptune Theatre %

14 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom %

15 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom %

17 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore %

18 Pomona, CA The Glass House ^

19 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up Tavern ^

21 Los Angeles, CA Mayan Theatre ^

22 Tucson, AZ Club Congress ^

24 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s ^

25 Dallas, TX Granada Theater ^

26 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit ^

# w/Allah-Las, Elephant Stone

% w/Hanni El Khatib, Wall of Death

^ w/Wall of Death

David & Olivia Head to SXSW 2013

he Americana duo, David & Olivia, will be heading to Austin for South by Southwest 2013! He needed her, she needed him, and the song needed them both. Drawling from the likes of The Civil Wars, this band will be among the one’s to watch at SXSW this year!

He happened upon a dimly lit old Hollywood haunt with a song that was missing something. She was on-stage singing Janis and needed a change of scenery. He found what he was looking for in her. She took notice of him. Their next meeting was in a studio where they recorded, “Key to My Heart” – a uniquely honest love song with a distinct anddeep southwest tone.

The session went well and they soon received encouragement when the song became a finalist in Gretsch Guitar’s Songwriting Competition. They decided to further hone their Americana sound by hitting the road; performing at wineries and wine bars along the West Coast.

Soon enough, they started writing at a feverish pace. The duo have recently completed recording their debut record in Anaheim, CA with Matt Grundy and Paul Clark at the helm (Donavon Frankenreiter “Start Livin'”). The 6-song EP is due for release in May 2013.

SXSW Showcase:

Thurs., March 14th – 12:40PM – Big Picture Media Showcase – Blind Pig Roof | 317 East 6th Street

Ivan & Alyosha Album Out Today + iTunes Free Single of The Week news

“Seattle folk-rock group has a Dostoevskian name and a Mumford-like sound as filled with hope as it is with harmony. These songs are sheer joy, from their melodic surface to deep inside their lyrical core.” – USA Today

Ivan & Alyosha are thrilled for the release of their debut full-length album All The Times We Had, out today February 26th on Missing Piece and Dualtone Music Group. The band celebrated this past weekend with a sold-out hometown record release show at the Showbox Theatre in Seattle, and will play a free in store performance today at Sonic Boom records. In addition, all this week fans can download “Running For Cover” as iTunes “Free Single of The Week”. The four-piece will take to the road this March for SXSW 2013 and spring tour dates with The Lone Bellow. Upcoming tour dates below.

“Running For Cover” iTunes “Free Single of The Week

All The Times We Had was featured earlier this month as an NPR Music “First Listen” and praised by Stephen Thompson for its “gorgeous, swelling, impeccably built songs about love and faith.” Esquire tipped the band as one of 15 to watch this year, and raved “the line for first great summer song of 2013 starts here,” about first single “Running For Cover”. Relix notes that “each tune packs a hefty lyrical punch while exploring timeless themes of faith, inner struggle and separation,” in what they deem “a promising debut.” Rolling Stone for their part described the band’s “Smooth, soaring guitar pop… (as) if the Shins slowed it down a bit.”

Upcoming Tour Dates:

* = w/ The Lone Bellow

FEBRUARY

26 – Seattle, WA – Sonic Boom (6 pm Free All Ages In Store Performance)

MARCH

06 – Denver, CO – High Dive

07 – Albuquerque, NM – Low Spirits

09 – Dallas, TX – The Prophet Bar

12-16 – SXSW Schedule TBA

17 – Flagstaff, AZ – The Green Room *

18 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar *

19 – Los Angeles, CA – Echo *

20 – San Francisco, CA – Brick & Mortar Music Hall *

22 – Davis, CA – Sophia’s Thai Kitchen

23 – Eugene, OR – Sam Bonds Garage

24 – Portland, OR – Bunk Bar

APRIL

03 – Boise, ID – Neurolux

04 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court

06 – Wichita, KS – Barleycorn’s

07 – St. Louis, MO – Firebird

08 – Memphis, TN – A Schwab Downtown

09 – New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks

10 – Mobile, AL – Alabama Music Box

11 – Birmingham, AL – Bottletree

12 – Nashville, TN – The High Watt

13 – Chattanooga, TN – JJ’s Bohemia *

14 – Asheville, NC – Emerald Lounge *

15 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter *

16 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s *

17 – Washington, DC – DC9 *

18 – New York, NY – Santos Party House

20 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall *

21 – Ottawa, ON – Café Dekcuf *

22 – Toronto, ON – The Drake *

23 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE *

24 – Columbus, OH – The Basement *

25 – Cincinnati, OH – Mayday *

26 – Indianapolis, IN – Radio Radio *

27 – Chicago, IL – Schubas Tavern * (SOLD OUT)

28 – Madison, WI – The Frequency *

29 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry *

30 – Winnipeg, MB – Pyramid Cabaret

MAY

02 – Saskatoon, SK – Amigos Cantina

03 – Edmonton, AB – Pawn Shop

04 – Calgary, AB – Hifi Club

05 – Spokane, WA – Carrs Corner

06 – Wenatchee, WA – Caffe Mela

07 – Bellingham, WA – The Wilde Buffalo

09 – Vancouver, BC – The Media Club

Capital Cities SXSW/Ultra/Spring Tour dates

Capital Cities will launch the “Dancing With Strangers” tour – its first-ever North American outing – on April 23 at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix, AZ. The headline run will include a show at New York City’s Irving Plaza on May 9 and wrap up with a hometown show at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles on June 6. Tickets for the “Dancing With Strangers” tour go on sale to the public this Friday, March 1, at 10 AM local time. The band will also perform at SXSW and at numerous festivals, including ULTRA, Edgefest, Sasquatch! and Firefly. See below for itinerary.

Dual frontmen Ryan Merchant and Sebu Simonian – jingle writers who met on Craigslist – have created significant buzz with “Safe and Sound,” the first single from Capital Cities’ self-titled EP. The track is fast approaching the Top 10 at Modern Rock radio with major airplay on such stations as KROQ-Los Angeles, 987-Los Angeles, Live 105-San Francisco and The End-Seattle and is also garnering adds at Triple A radio stations. “Safe and Sound” is No. 1 on Sirius XM’s Alt Nation and has already sold more than 82,000 singles. It has been heard on The CW’s 90210 and in promotional campaigns for HBO, Smart Car and more than half a dozen other spots. The band’s video for “Safe and Sound” has more than one million views.

Neon Gold hailed “Safe and Sound” as a “sonic head rush…an easy, breezy, beautiful slice of effervescent-electro-pop that absolutely kills it” while Status magazine said: “Consider yourself warned, listening to Capital Cities is habit-forming.” The EP, released by Capitol Records in mid-December 2012, is available digitally and as limited edition 12” vinyl editions. Its title track and first single is selling upwards of 7,000 copies a week. The band is currently wrapping up work on its debut album, due out later this year, and a ‘Safe and Sound’ remix EP will be released on March 19th. A new remix off the EP, ‘Safe and Sound (Cash Cash Remix)’ will premiere on the popular dance music blog DancingAstronaut.com this Wednesday February 27th.

Capital Cities – Upcoming Tour Dates

3/13 Mission, TX Las Palmas Racetrack – Never Say Never Festival

SXSW:

3/14 Austin, TX Empire Automotive/SXSW/ The Roxy Theatre showcase @ 10 pm

3/15 Austin, TX W Hotel/SXSW NYLON Day Party – 2-5 pm

3/15 Austin, TX Lucille’s/Green Label House Party DJ SET**

3/16 Austin, TX The Belmont/SWSW Live Nation Labs Showcase @ 9 pm

3/16 Austin, TX Austin Music Hall/SXSW Perez Hilton Showcase

ULTRA:

3/22 Miami, FL Bayfront Park/Ultra Music Festival (Weekend 2)

DANCING WITH STRANGERS TOUR:

4/23 Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom
4/24 Tucson, AZ Solar Culture
4/26 Austin, TX Stubb’s Bar-B-Q

4/27 Frisco, TX FC Dallas Stadium/Edgefest

4/28 Houston, TX House of Blues – Bronze Peacock
4/30 New Orleans, LA House of Blues Parish

5/4 Washington, DC RFK Stadium-Lot 9/ DC 101 Chili Cook Off
5/8 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
5/9 New York, NY Irving Plaza
5/10 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of the Living Arts
5/13 Toronto, ON Virgin Mobile Mod Club
5/14 Cleveland, OH Cambridge Room @ House of Blues
5/15 Detroit, MI The Shelter
5/21 Colorado Springs, CO The Black Sheep
5/22 Aspen, CO Belly Up

5/23 Fort Collins, CO Aggie Theatre

5/24 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre

5/26 Quincy, WA The Gorge Amphitheatre/Sasquatch! Music Festival

5/29 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre

5/31 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades

6/1 Santa Barbara, CA Soho Restaurant & Music Club

6/5 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
6/6 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre

6/23 Dover, DE Dover International Speedway/Firefly Music Festival

Additional dates to be announced.

Green Day Announce Three Intimate Club Shows To Kick Off 2013 Tour

Reprise Records’ multi-platinum Grammy®Award-winning Green Day today announced three live club dates to kick off their 2013 tour next month. For these shows, the band will visit smaller intimate venues, including The Fox Theater in Pomona, CA on March 10th, The Marquee in Tempe, AZ on March 11th and Tricky Falls in El Paso, TX on March 13th. Tickets for all three dates will go on-sale this Friday, 3/1 at 10:00 AM local time. See below for a complete list of live dates.

The band also recently announced the forthcoming release of their documentary film ¡Cuatro! which will be featured in the 20th Anniversary South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival, running from March 8 – 16, 2013 in Austin, Texas. The film takes you inside the world of Green Day, chronicling the conceptualizing and recording of the album trilogy and features intimate live performances that took place along the way. Additionally, the Doug Hamilton directed Broadway Idiot will world premiere at SXSW. The film pulls back the curtain with lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong as he ventures into the strange new world of Broadway with their massive hit musical American Idiot. The band will also perform in Austin on Friday, March 15th at the Moody Theater.

Green Day is vocalist/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist Mike Dirnt, and drummer Tré Cool.

GREEN DAY 2013 LIVE DATES

MARCH
10th Pomona, CA Fox Theater**
11th Tempe, AZ The Marquee**
13th El Paso, TX Tricky Falls**

28th Rosemont, IL Allstate Arena

29th Moline, IL i wireless Center

31st Pittsburgh, PA CONSOL Energy Center

APRIL

1st Rochester, NY Blue Cross Arena

3rd Philadelphia, PA Liacouras Center

4th Fairfax, VA Patriot Center

6th Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena

7th Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center

9th Providence, RI Dunkin Donuts Center

11th Toronto, ONT Air Canada Centre

12th Quebec City, QUE Colisee Pepsi

16th Berkeley, CA Greek Theatre

18th Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles Sports Arena

MAY

24th Milan, ITALY Fiera Milano Live

25th Trieste, ITALY Plazza Unita d’italia

27th Belgrade, SERBIA Kalemegdan Park

29th Vienna, AUSTRIA Krieau Rocks

JUNE

1st London, UNITED KINGDOM Emirates Stadium

5th Rome, ITALY Ippodromo Le Capannelle

6th Casalecchio Di Reno Bo, ITALY Unipol Arena

8th Nuremburg, GERMANY Rock Im Park

9th Wershofen, GERMANY Rock am Ring

16th Holland, Netherlands Pinkpop Festival

18th Lodz, POLAND Atlas Arena

21st Moscow, RUSSIA Olympic Arena

23rd Saint Petersburg, RUSSIA SKK Arena

25th Tallin, ESTONIA Tallin Song Festival Ground

26th Helsinki, FINLAND Rock The Beach Festival

28th Norrköping, SWEDEN Bravalla Festival

30th Oslo, NORWAY Ullevaal Stadium

JULY

2nd Copenhagen, DENMARK Refshaleøen

4th Werchter, BELGIUM Werchter Festival

5th Arras, FRANCE Mainsquare Festival

10th Nimes, FRANCE Festival de Nimes Arena

12th Lisbon, PORTUGAL Optimus Alive Festival

13th Bilbao, SPAIN Bilbao BKK Live Festival

**On-Sale March 1, 2013 at 10a local time