All entries from September 2011

Friday September 30, 2011 (36 months ago)

Ben Lee Performs New Songs on Last.FM Discover Sessions

This week Ben Lee is all over Last.fm Discover Sessions, performing songs from his upcoming eighth studio album, Deeper Into Dream (in stores October 11).

Pre-order Deeper Into Dream on iTunes or buy the CD or vinyl versions from Amazon.

“Lean Into It”

Friday September 23, 2011 (36 months ago)

The Fling tour dates & free 5-song download of "The Harcourt Sessions"

The Fling are preparing to hit the road in October for three straight months of touring from October 18 through December 22.

The first leg will be with David Vandervelde, followed by nine dates on the East Coast with Floating Action. The Fling will then meet up in mid-November with Yukon Blonde in Atlanta where they’ll begin touring back across the country until the final show on December 22nd in San Diego.

Enter your email address below to download a free 5-song live session of The Fling from Nic Harcourt’s “Connections” sessions on KCSN radio.

The Fling Tour Dates

w/ David Vandervelde
OCT 18 / San Diego, CA / Soda Bar
OCT 19 / Los Angeles, CA / The Echo
OCT 20 / San Francisco, CA / Bottom Of The Hill
OCT 21 / Santa Cruz, CA / Crepe Place
OCT 22 / Eureka, CA / The Red Fox Tavern
OCT 23 / Portland, OR / Doug Fir
OCT 24 / Seattle, WA / The Tractor
OCT 26 / Denver, CO / Larimer Lounge

w/ Floating Action
NOV 4 / Boston, MA / Middle East
NOV 5 / New York, NY / Mercury Lounge
NOV 6 / Brooklyn, NY / Rock Shop
NOV 8 / Hoboken, NJ / Maxwell’s
NOV 9 / Philadelphia, PA / Kung Fu Necktie
NOV 10 / Washington, DC / Red Palace
NOV 11 / Richmond, VA / The Camel
NOV 12 / Chapel Hill, NC / Local 506
NOV 14 / Charlotte, NC / Snug Harbor

w/ Yukon Blonde
NOV 15 / Atlanta, GA / The Earl
NOV 17 / St. Louis, MO / Off Broadway
NOV 16 / Nashville, TN / 3rd & Lindsley
NOV 18 / Louisville, KY / Zanza Bar
NOV 19 / Columbus, OH / Rumba Cafe
NOV 21 / Pittsburgh, PA / Club Cafe
NOV 22 / Cleveland, OH / Beachland
NOV 23 / East Lansing, MI / Mac’s Bar
NOV 25 / Chicago, IL / Panchos
NOV 28 / Minneapolis, MN / 7th Ave Entry
DEC 1 / Ames, IA / The Maintenance Shop
DEC 2 / Omaha, NE / Slowdown Jr
DEC 3 / Kansas City, MO / Riot Room
DEC 4 / Oklahoma City, OK / The Conservatory
DEC 6 / Little Rock, AR / Juanita’s Cantina
DEC 7 / Dallas, TX / Double Wide
DEC 8 / Houston, TX / Fitz Downstairs
DEC 9 / Austin, TX / Emo’s Inside
DEC 11 / Denver, CO / Larimer Lounge
DEC 13 / Salt Lake City, UT / Kilby Court
DEC 14 / Boise, ID / Neurolox
DEC 16 / Spokane, WA / A Club w/ Yukon Blonde
DEC 17 / Seattle, WA / Crocodile Cafe
DEC 18 / Portland, OR / Doug Fir
DEC 21 / San Francisco, CA / Brick & Mortar
DEC 22 / San Diego, CA / Soda Bar

Tuesday September 20, 2011 (36 months ago)

Fitz and The Tantrums "Don't Gotta Work It Out" video premiere on VH1

Fitz and The Tantrums music video for their second single, “Don’t Gotta Work It Out,” premieres today on VH1.

Watch and share “Don’t Gotta Work It Out” music video.

Catch the band on tour this fall.

9/24, St. Louis, MO at Taste of St. Louis – Buy Tickets
10/15, Madison, WI at Willow Island – Buy Tickets
10/22, Charleston, SC at Blackbaud Stadium – Buy Tickets
10/23, Knoxville, TN at The Bijou Theatre – Buy Tickets
10/24, Nashville, TN at The Cannery Ballroom – Buy Tickets
10/26, Dallas, TX at House of Blues – Buy Tickets
10/27, Houston, TX at House of Blues – Buy Tickets
10/28, New Orleans, LA at Voodoo Festival – Buy Tickets
10/29, Atlanta, GA at Center Stage – Buy Tickets
10/30, Orlando, FL at Beacham Theatre – Buy Tickets
11/1, Ft. Lauderdale, FL at Culture Room – Buy Tickets
11/2, St. Petersburg, FL at The State Theatre – Buy Tickets
11/3, Athens, GA at 40 Watt Club – Buy Tickets
11/4, Carrboro, NC at Cat’s Cradle – Buy Tickets
11/5, Richmond, VA at The National – Buy Tickets
11/7, Pittsburgh, PA at Mr. Small’s Theatre – Buy Tickets
11/8, Lancaster, PA at Chameleon Club – Buy Tickets
11/10, New York, NY at Terminal 5 – Buy Tickets
11/11, Boston, MA at House of Blues – Buy Tickets
11/12, Philadelphia, PA at TLABuy Tickets
11/13, Washington, DC at 9:30 Club – Buy Tickets
11/15, Cleveland, OH at Beachland Ballroom – Buy Tickets
11/16, Detroit, MI at St. Andrews Hall – Buy Tickets
11/18, Columbus, OH at Newport Music Hall – Buy Tickets
11/19, Chicago, IL at Metro (SOLD OUT)
11/20, Chicago, IL at Metro – Buy Tickets

Tuesday September 20, 2011 (36 months ago)

Boots Electric Honkey Kong Album Out Now & U.S. Tour Dates Announced

Mustachioed madman and frontman of Eagles of Death Metal, Jesse Hughes releases his debut solo album as Boots Electric entitled Honkey Kong today through Dangerbird Records.

Honkey Kong was produced by Tony Hoffer (Beck, Depeche Mode, The Kooks) and co-written with legendary keyboardist Money Mark, best known for his collaborations with the Beastie Boys.

Stream the entire album below, download at iTunes, or buy the CD or vinyl direct from Boots Electric.

Honkey Kong by Boots Electric

U.S. Tour Dates
10/29: New Orleans, LA at Voodoo Festival
10/30: Houston, TX at Fitzgerald’s Downstaris
10/31: Dallas, TX at Club Dada
11/01: Austin, TX at Stubb’s BBQ Indoors
11/04: Tucson, AZ at Club Congress
11/05: Scottsdale, AZ at The Roxy Lounge
11/06: Santa Ana, CA at The Yost Theater
11/07: Los Angeles, CA at The Roxy
11/08: San Francisco, CA at Bottom of the Hill
11/10: Portland, OR at Dante’s
11/11: Nahcotta, WA at The Clam Shack
11/13: San Jose, CA at The Blank Club

Tickets go on sale this Friday, September 23.

Monday September 19, 2011 (36 months ago)

Dangerbird preps digital debut Hello Anxiety from Australia's Guineafowl

On October 4th, Dangerbird will issue the digital release of Hello Anxiety, the debut EP from Australian electronic-rock group, Guineafowl.

The 5-song Hello Anxiety EP began to take shape in an apartment above an antique store near Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia. The songs are a translation of Guineafowl’s life stories; a scrapbook collection of of fuck-ups, frustrations and elation. From the stomping “Botanist” to the harsh “My Lonely Arms” to the grateful “Little Fingers,” this talented lyricist is translating his take on the world, assessing circumstance and critiquing every move.

To commemorate the digital release, Guineafowl will tour the USA this fall with appearances at Filter’s Culture Collide Festival in Los Angeles, and the CMJ Music Marathon in New York City.

Listen to “Little Fingers” by Guineafowl on SoundCloud.

Guineafowl Tour Dates
Oct 6 / Los Angeles, CA at The Echo – 9:30pm
Oct 7 / Los Angeles, CA at Origami Vinyl – 6pm
Oct 10 / Los Angeles, CA at Bardot
Oct 12 / Los Angeles, CA at Silver Lake Lounge – 8pm
Oct 13 / Los Angeles, CA at The Echo – 9:30pm
Oct 16 / New York, NY at The Delancey – 9:45pm
Oct 18 / New York, NY at Redbull Gallery
Oct 21 / New York, NY at Pianos – noon-5:30pm
Oct 22 / New York, NY at Kenny’s Castaways – 7pm

Friday September 2, 2011 (37 months ago)

Pre-Order Boots Electric Honkey Kong (In Stores Sept 20)

Starting today, pre-order Honkey Kong, the debut album from Boots Electric (AKA Jesse Hughes from Eagles of Death Metal) directly from the band’s online store.

Order the 10-song album on CD, vinyl, or either high quality MP3 or Apple Lossless digital format. Optionally add a brand new Boots Electric men’s or women’s t-shirt to your order.

Pre-order Honkey Kong today, and receive your order by the album’s September 20th release date.

Honkey Kong is also available to pre-order on iTunes for only $7.99.

Thursday September 1, 2011 (37 months ago)

Liam Gallagher & Beady Eye Interviewed on MTV2 120 Minutes

Last weekend MTV2’s 120 Minutes aired an interview with Liam Gallagher and the guys of Beady Eye. Watch the full interview below to see the band talking about life post-Oasis, their thoughts on 2011 pop artists, and much more.

For a limited time, download Different Gear, Still Speeding from iTunes for only $7.99 and don’t forget to get tickets to Beady Eye’s upcoming North American tour this fall.

Interview 1

Interview 2

On what Liam’s kids listen to

On meeting Yoko Ono

On Oasis Splitting Up

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