All entries from December 2011

Friday December 16, 2011 (33 months ago)

Butch Walker To Headline Milwaukee Pablove Foundation Benefit Concert January 28th

Acclaimed musician and mega-producer Butch Walker will headline this year’s annual Milwaukee benefit concert for The Pablove Foundation on January 28th at Turner Hall Ballroom.

Tickets go on sale today at noon.

Other artists performing to support the charity include Canopies, Crime Family, El Oso, Fatty Acids, Herman Astro, Ragadors, Testa Rosa, and AUTOMatic.

Donate to The Pablove Foundation.

Friday December 16, 2011 (33 months ago)

Ben Lee Announces East Coast Tour Dates In February

Ben Lee, who released his eighth solo album, Deeper Into Dream on Dangerbird in October, has announced a handful of east coast tour dates in February, to kick off on Monday, February 20th at the Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis, MD and to wrap at Martyr’s in Chicago on February 27th.

Ben Lee Tour Dates:
FEB 20, Annapolis, MD at Ram’s Head On Stage
FEB 22, Allston, MA at Brighton Music Hall
FEB 24, West Chester, PA at The Note
FEB 25, New York, NY at City Winery
FEB 27, Chicago, IL at Martyr’s

Since the album’s release, Deeper Into Dream has been winning over fans and critics worldwide.

“While his haunting vocals and honest lyrics evoke sadness, you can’t help but feel a bit of peace in the resolution.” – Rolling Stone

“Lee continues to release engaging, if slightly more introspective, work.” – American Songwriter

“Lee finds his way and gets stuck in our heads all over again.” – Blurt

“… As vivid as it is visual… the seductive set-up makes Deeper Into Dream worth staying awake for.” – No Depression

Deeper Into Dream shows incredible growth in Lee and an exciting new direction to his usual style. – Paste Magazine

Thursday December 15, 2011 (33 months ago)

Fitz and The Tantrums to Perform on The Rachael Ray Show December 20th

Our very own Fitz and The Tantrums will be performing on The Rachael Ray Show on Tuesday, December 20th!

Tweet @Rachael_Ray and let her know how excited you are!

Wednesday December 14, 2011 (34 months ago)

Silversun Pickups Seasick 10" Vinyl & Digital EP Out Now

Silversun Pickups’ limited edition Seasick 10” vinyl and digital EP is now available on all digital music providers, including iTunes, AmazonMP3, Rdio, and Spotify.

Originally released at Record Store Day’s “Back To Black Friday” event last month, the vinyl version quickly sold out at indie retailers across the United States.

Seasick features three previously unreleased b-sides from the 2009 Swoon sessions including the title track “Seasick,” “Broken Bottles,” and “Ribbons & Detours.”

A very small quantity of the 10” vinyl has been posted for sale online right here!

$10 – Buy Vinyl + Digital

$3 – Buy Digital

Silversun Pickups are currently hard at work recording their third album with producer Jackknife Lee (U2, Bloc Party, Weezer, Snow Patrol). Expect the album to be released in the Spring of 2012.

Wednesday December 14, 2011 (34 months ago)

Sea Wolf's Song of the Magpie/Where The Wind Blows 7-inch Now Available Online

Sea Wolf‘s limited edition Song of the Magpie/Where The Wind Blows 7-inch – which was originally released to indie retail stores for Record Store Day’s “Back To Black Friday” event last month – is now available digitally on iTunes, AmazonMP3, Rdio, Spotify, and all digital music providers.

Also, the last copies of the 7” vinyl pressing (for those who don’t have an indie record store nearby) can be purchased online from Sea Wolf’s official website.

$5 – Buy 7” Vinyl
$2 – Buy Digital

Sea Wolf is busy at work on their third full-length album, to be released in 2012. Follow the recording process on Facebook.

Monday December 12, 2011 (34 months ago)

Fitz and The Tantrums Named House Band of VH1 Critics Choice Movie Awards

Los Angeles soul act Fitz and The Tantrums have been named the official house band for the 17th annual Critics Choice Movie Awards, airing January 12, 2012 at 8pm on VH1.

The event will be hosted this year by comedians Paul Scheer (The League, 30 Rock) and Rob Huebel (The Descendants, I Love You Man) and will be broadcast live from The Palladium in Hollywood, California.

Earlier this year, Fitz and The Tantrums made their way to the top of VH1’s You Oughta Know ranks and their debut album Pickin’ Up The Pieces earned rave reviews in a slew of national outlets including USA Today, Spin, and Rolling Stone which more recently voted them in as the “Hot Band” of their October “Hot List” issue.

Friday December 9, 2011 (34 months ago)

Beady Eye Limited Edition 7" Vinyl Box On Sale At RCRD DEALS

For one week only, Beady Eye’s limited edition 7” vinyl box set is on sale at RCRD DEALS for $25. That’s almost 40% off the original list price of $39.99!

Back in April, Beady Eye, the band consisting of former Oasis members Liam Gallagher, Gem Archer and Andy Bell, released this limited-edition box set including three 7-inch singles, three b-sides not available on the group’s debut LP Different Gear, Still Speeding, and a 13×19” poster.

Only 2,000 of these were pressed, and this is the very last of them!

1. Bring The Light
2. Sons of the Stage
3. Four Letter Word
4. World Outside My Room
5. The Roller
6. Two of A Kind
7. The Beat Goes On (Live from KEXP)
8. Three Ring Circus (Live from KEXP)
9. Millionaire (Live from KEXP)

Beady Eye are wrapping up their North American Tour this weekend with dates tonight at New York City’s Terminal 5, and tomorrow (Dec 10) at Boston’s House of Blues. Get tickets now!

Wednesday December 7, 2011 (34 months ago)

The Promise Ring Reunite For Two Shows & Rarities Album In 2012

Photo Credit: Chrissy Piper

To the delight of their legions of loyal fans, The Promise Ring have officially announced their reunion for two upcoming shows, as well as the release of a rarities compilation on Dangerbird Records in the summer of 2012.

Tickets are on sale now for the band’s first show in 7 years, which will take place February 24th at Turner Hall Ballroom in Milwaukee, WI. The second reunion show on February 25th at The Metro in Chicago, IL has already SOLD OUT!

These shows will feature the band’s classic line-up – featuring lead singer/guitarist Davey von Bohlen, drummer Dan Didier, guitarist Jason Gnewikow and bassist Scott Schoenbeck – performing songs from throughout their beloved catalog.

“I’m looking forward to hanging out with the guys again, playing songs and shows,” said Dan Didier of The Promise Ring. “I am also eager to get the songs that haven’t seen the light of day out into the world.”

Formed in 1995 in Milwaukee, WI, The Promise Ring released three full-length albums on Jade Tree Records—1996’s 30 Degrees Everywhere, 1997’s Nothing Feels Good, and 1999’s Very Emergency – which garnered rave reviews and earned the band a devoted following for their unique sound, which molded indie rock into a new subgenre that became known as “emo.”

The Promise Ring became the first rock band to sign with Epitaph’s Anti- Records for their highly acclaimed 2002 swan song, Wood/Water, which was produced by Stephen Street (The Smiths, Blur) at famed Jacobs Studios outside London.

During their prolific career, the band toured with a first-rate group of like-minded bands including At the Drive In, Jimmy Eat World, Jets to Brazil, Burning Airlines, and many others. After an amicable break-up, the band’s sound and reputation have lived on as an important influence on countless bands.

Meanwhile, Promise Ring members have enjoyed further success with other projects: Von Bohlen and Didier with their new band, Maritime, which released their fourth album, Human Hearts, on Dangerbird Records in April 2011; and Schoenbeck as a longtime member of Dashboard Confessional.

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