5/31/2012

VIVA POMONA! @ The Glasshouse July 14th


Viva Pomona!









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The Hives "Lex Hives" Streaming

The Hives - Lex Hives
THE HIVES' UNIVERSALLY-HERALDED LEX HIVES
STREAMING IN FULL AT THE NEW YORKER
JOSH HOMME-PRODUCED BONUS TRACKS STREAMING NOW
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR KICKS OFF JUNE 19

The Hives' highly-anticipated new album Lex Hives is due out next week, and in celebration, the album is streaming in its entirety at The New Yorker as well as on the band's Facebook page. In addition, the band has unveiled two bonus tracks produced and recorded by Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age): "Insane" is streaming at RollingStone, and "High School Shuffle" is streaming at RCRDLBL. Both tracks are available on the Deluxe Edition of Lex Hives, which is now available to pre-order on iTunes.

Watch The Hives discuss each track from Lex Hives at Paste Magazine:

Due out June 5 via the band's own Disques Hives, the album is receiving overwhelming worldwide acclaim. NME declares "Let it be said, Lex Hives is amazing," and Q Magazine's 4-star review asserts "Lex Hives fizzes with the energy of a debut album, the quintet emphatically back to what they do best." The Toronto Sun praises "a mighty half-hour of slashing guitars, crashing drums - and plenty of neo-Jagger swagger from Howlin' Pelle. Lex is more." The Hives recently returned to Later...with Jools Holland where they performed their hit single "Go Right Ahead."

The band is gearing upfora North American tour that kicks off June 19 in Washington, D.C. A more extensive U.S. headlining tour is in the works for this Fall and includes a stop in Denver on September 16 for a KTCL radio show at Red Rocks alongside Silversun Pickups. Further details to come.

The Hives are Howlin' Pelle Almqvist, Nicholaus Arson, Chris Dangerous, Dr. Matt Destruction, and Vigilante Carlstroem.

THE HIVES - JUNE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR: 
June 19 - Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
June 20 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
June 22 - New York, NY @ Terminal 5
June 23 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
June 25 - Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
June 26 - Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
June 27 - Pontiac, MI @ Clutch Cargo's
June 29 - Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
June 30 - Chicago, IL @ The Vic Theatre


The Hives' new album Lex Hives is available now for deluxe pre-order on iTunes.

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THE FLAMING LIPS AND HEADY FWENDS





DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND, THE FLAMING LIPS WILL RELEASE ITS RECORD STORE DAY EXCLUSIVE ALBUM - THE FLAMING LIPS AND HEADY FWENDS - PHYSICALLY AND DIGITALLY ON JUNE 26TH

RSD TOP-SELLER FEATURES LIPS' COLLABORATIONS WITH KE$HA, BON IVER, NICK CAVE, YOKO ONO AND OTHERS

THE FLAMING LIPS TIED FOR MOST NOMINATIONS FOR O MUSIC AWARDS, WILL ATTEMPT TO BREAK JAY-Z'S GUINNESS WORLD RECORD FOR MOST CONCERT PERFORMANCES DURING WORLD'S FIRST LIVE 24-HOUR LIVE STREAM ON JUNE 27

NEW STUDIO ALBUM DUE LATER THIS YEAR

May 31, 2012 - (Burbank, CA) - One of the most anticipated albums of the year, THE FLAMING LIPS' THE FLAMING LIPS AND HEADY FWENDS sold out instantly at retail outlets around the world when it was released on vinyl in honor of Record Store Day this past April 21st. Now, due to overwhelming demand, Warner Bros. Records will make the album available on physical CD and digitally via all digital retailers on June 26th.

It's no surprise that THE FLAMING LIPS AND HEADY FWENDS was among the Top 3 best-selling albums on Record Store Day, due to its collaborative nature with an unexpected array of Special Guests, its aesthetic beauty pressed into vibrant psychedelic rainbows of color (no two pressings alike) and the simple fact that THE FLAMING LIPS deliver something special with each new release.  

THE FLAMING LIPS AND HEADY FWENDS just may be their most adventurous recorded experience to date. The album contains the band's unique and experimental collaborations with a diverse cross-section of heavy friends from every corner of the musical cosmos, including vocal and musical assistance from such disparate playmates as Yoko Ono, Nick Cave, Bon Iver, Ke$ha and many more. A new track recorded with Aaron Behrens of Ghostland Observatory is exclusive to the CD and digital versions and was not included on the vinyl edition.

In other LIPS' news, the band is nearing completion of its next official studio album, which is due this fall with a tour to coincide. For those who require yet MORE LIPS action, we're pleased to report that this fall, THE LIPS' along with multiple Tony Award-winning director Des McAnuff will premiere their musical production of Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots at the La Jolla Playhouse for the theater's 2012 / 2013 season. More on that later, but for or now, go here for further info.

As previously announced by MTV, The O Music Awards -- a digitally driven event that celebrates and honors the artists, fans and innovators impacting digital music culture - will play out through the world's first 24-hour award show live stream, on June 27th. This special event, will unfold via a historic bus ride through the Mississippi Delta, the birthplace of rock 'n' roll. Running tandem with the awards, two-time nominee The Flaming Lips will board a tricked-out bus and zigzag across the region in attempt to break Jay-Z's Guinness World Records® title for the Most Live Concerts In 24 Hours (Multiple Cities) hitting a total of 8 cities -- starting in Memphis and ending in New Orleans. Fans can vote at OMusicAwards.com in a wide assortment of categories that
include Must Follow Artist on Twitter, Best Online Concert Experience, Most Adorable Viral Star, Fan Army FTW, Best Music App and Digital Genius Award. Go toThe O Music Awards at: www.omusicawards.com. Vote for THE FLAMING LIPS and all your wildest dreams will come true.

And speaking of your wildest dreams, don't miss THE LIPS on tour this summer:
Fri June 1       Happy Funtime Fest / Gexa Energy Pavilion     Dallas, TX
Sat June 2      Free Press Summer Fest                              Houston, TX
ThurJune 8     Primavera Sound Fest.                                Porto, Portugal
FriJune 9        Parklife Weekender                                     Manchester, UK
SatJune 16     NXNW Fest./ Young Dundas Sq                    Toronto, CAN
Thur June 21    Liberty Hall                                              Lawrence, KS
Fri  June 22      Liberty Hall                                              Lawrence, KS
SunJune 24     Rivers Edge Fest / Harriet Island Park            St. Paul. MN
Sat July 7        Kongsberg Jazz Fest.                                 Kongsberg, NOR
Tues July 10     Sherwood Fest                                         Padua, Italy
WedJuly 11      Le Gru                                                    Turin, Italy
FriJuly 13        Colours of Ostrava Fest                             Ostrava, Czech
Sun July 15       Dour Fest                                               Dour, Belgium
FriJuly 20         All Good Fest                                          Thornville, OH
Sun July 22       Firefly Music Fest                                     Dover, DE
FriJuly 27         Greenville Fest                                        Schonwalde-Glien, GER
Sun Aug 16        LouFest / Forest Park                               St. Louis, MO


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PIANO MAGIC "Life Has Not Finished With Me Yet"

ONE OF LONDON'S GREATEST UNDERGROUND BANDS, PIANO MAGIC, RELEASE
BRAND NEW ALBUM 'LIFE HAS NOT FINISHED WITH ME YET'
JUNE 12TH THROUGH SAINT MARIE RECORDS

Photo: John Barrett
The 11th official album by Anglo-French popular underground oxymoron, Piano Magic, ‘Life Has Not Finished With Me Yet’, sees the group emerging from beneath the wreckage of previous guitar-heavy albums to re-investigate the darker, more electronic sonic themes of their earlier work. Instant parallels will inevitably be drawn with the ghostly chamber pop of 1999’s ‘Artists Rifles’ and the even earlier surreal romanticism of ‘Low Birth Weight’. At the core, once again, Glen Johnson’s unashamedly nihilistic ruminations on the human condition, though now shrouded in foggy analog synth washes, pulsing heart beats, cathedral reverbs and Joe Meek-esque spectral vox.  This is an album of beautiful, indispensible baroque ghostliness, of disconnected hearts and oceans. Touchstones would be the new, airless beauty of Regis and Raim, the timeless gravitas of Dead Can Dance and the urban, though melodic, isolationist output of late 70’s/early 80’s Factory records.
Listen to 'Slightest Of Threads' (click on image):
 
 
Since 1996, Piano Magic have established themselves as something of an oxymoron: a popular underground band. Previously hailed as a secret love amongst European darkwave enthusiasts, recent concerts in their home city of London have revealed a confident foray into quieter, more fragile, melodic material, eschewing the dynamic, cathartic guitar barrages of recent albums, ‘Part Monster’ and ‘Ovations’ . Often cited for their selective collaborations (with Vashti Bunyan, Low, Dead Can Dance), ‘Life Has Not Finished With Me Yet’ is the group stripped back to the core of Glen Johnson, Jerome Tcherneyan, Angele David Guillou, Franck Alba and Alasdair Streer, albeit with a small supporting orchestral cast. Josh Hight (of Irons) adds his voice to ‘Judas’ , ‘The Way We Treat Animals’ and ‘A Secret Never Told’.
 
‘”Life Has Not Finished With Me Yet’ is released June 12th through Saint Marie Records.

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YAWN Premiere "YUM YUM" Video

YAWN Premiere "YUM YUM" Video on Consequence of Sound

Announce Summer Festival Dates

Happy Tears EP Out June 20th On FeelTrip Records


Click Here To Watch "YUM YUM" On Consequence of Sound


Tour Dates
June 17 - Northside Fest @ Warsaw, Brooklyn NY
June 23 - Harriet Island Fest @ Raspberry Island Stage, St. Paul MN
July 15 - Bunbury Fest @ Sawyer Point, Cincinnati OH
July 22 - Capitol Hill Block Party @ Barboza Stage, Seattle WA
July 28 - Wicker Park Fest, Chicago IL

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THE MACCABEES TO JOIN MUMFORD & SONS

THE MACCABEES TO JOIN MUMFORD & SONS
SATURDAY, AUGUST 4TH

EASTERN PROMENADE, PORTLAND, ME
WITH
ST. VINCENT
DAWES
APACHE RELAY
SIMONE FELICE
HAIM

 

LISTEN TO THE MACCABEES
 
WATCH THEIR LATEST VIDEO
 
 
 
ENTER TO WIN TICKETS TO SEE THEM PERFORM LIVE AT WEBSTER HALL IN NYC
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13TH
w/ WILD BELLE.
 
 
NORTH AMERICAN DATES PLUS FLORENCE & THE MACHINE TOUR 
09/14 - Comcast  Center - Mansfield, MA**
09/15 - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater - Wantagh,  NY**
09/16 - Saratoga Performing Arts Center - Saratoga Springs,  NY**
09/18 - Susquehanna Bank Center - Camden, NJ***
09/19 -  Merriweather Post Pavilion - Columbia, MD***
09/21 - Raleigh Amphitheatre -  Raleigh, NC**
09/22 - Masquerade - Atlanta, GA*
09/25 - USF Sun Dome -  Tampa, FL**
09/26 - BankAtlantic Center - Sunrise, FL**
10/01 -  Starlight Theatre - Kansas City, MO**
10/04 - Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre  - San Diego/Chula Vista, CA***
10/05 - El Rey Theatre - Los Angeles,  CA*
10/06 - The Independent - San Francisco, CA*
10/07 - Hollywood Bowl  - Los Angeles, CA***
10/08 - Hollywood Bowl - Los Angeles, CA***
10/10 - Hard Rock Casino Presents: The Pavilion -  Albugquerque, NM**
*Headlining | **with  Florence and the Machine | *** with Florence and the Machine & The  Weeknd
 

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Theophilus London "Lisa"

 

Theophilus London's "Lisa" Featured as Converse Rubber Tracks' Track of The Week 

In advance of his new mixtape, Rose Island Vol. 1, which is set to drop sometime next week, Theophilus London hit the studio in Brooklyn with producer Fred Falke to record a new song called "Lisa." Converse was there to document the day in their Rubber Tracks studio and cut this really cool preview of what's to come. Theophilus is currently on the road oversees, but will be back in the US to meet up with Santigold for a string of shows starting in mid-June. 

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Confirmed Tour De Roses Dates:
06/02
Bratislava - Nu Club
06/03
Berlin - Lido
06/05
Milan - La Salumeria
06/07
Zagreb - Rokajfest
06/08
Lochness - Rockness
06/09
Glasgow - The Arches
06/10
London - XOYO
06/12
St. Louis, MO - The Pageant (w/ Santigold)
06/15
Cincinnati, OH - Bogart's (w/ Santigold)
06/16
Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE (w/ Santigold)
06/18
Washington, D.C. - 9:30 Club (w/ Santigold)
06/19
Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live (w/ Santigold)
06/22
Boston, MA - House of Blues (w/ Santigold)
06/28
Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall (w/ Santigold)
06/29
Cleveland, OH - House of Blues (w/ Santigold)
07/06
Liege - Les Ardentes Festival
07/08
London - Wireless (w/ Rihanna)
07/12
Feldkirch - Poolbar
07/20
Switzerland - Paleo Festival Nyon
07/21
Moscow - Picnic Afisha Festival
08/04
New York, NY - Central Park Summer Stage 
09/28
Atlanta, GA - CounterPoint Music Festival

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5/30/2012

GARBAGE @ The Roxy tonight

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GARBAGE'S NOT YOUR KIND OF PEOPLE 
IS THE NUMBER ONE ALTERNATIVE ALBUM 
IN THE COUNTRY
LOS ANGELES, CA - May 30, 2012 - Garbage's first album in seven years, Not Your Kind of People, is the #1 Alternative Album in the country this week and the #2 independent album.   The band debuted at #17 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart last week selling 19,281 digital albums via iTunes where the album was available exclusively for the week.   This week the album jumped up to #12 on the Top 200 Chart this week scanning over 22,000 units.

Garbage just wound down a tour of the East Coast and returned to Los Angeles where they will play a party tonight celebrating the music issue of Nylon magazine featuring front-woman Shirley Manson on the cover. 

  

  Purchase Not Your Kind of People:
Amazon MP3 ( Standard Edition |  Deluxe Edition

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Garbage 2012 Tour Dates

JUNE
1st - Santa Barbara, CA - KJEE Summer Round Up, Santa Barbara Bowl
2nd - Mountain View, CA - Live 105 BFD, Shoreline Ampitheater
3rd - San Diego, CA - 91x X-Fest
9th - Warsaw, Poland - Orange Warsaw Festival
11th - Samara, Russia - Rock on Volga Festival
12th - Odessa, Ukraine - Prosto Rock Festival
16th - Hultsfred, Sweden - Hultsfred Festival
17th - Aarhus, Denmark - Northside Festival
19th - Amsterdamn, Holland - Melkweg Max
22nd - Neuhausen ob Eck, Germany - Southside Festival
23rd - Scheessel, Germany - Hurricane Festival, Red Stage
24th - Paris, France - Solidays Festival
27th - Luxemburg - Rockhal
28th - Werchter, Belgium - Rock Werchter, Pyramid Marquee
29th - Arras, France - Main Square Festival

JULY
1st - London, UK - Brixton Academy
2nd - Wolverhampton, UK - Civic Hall
3rd - Manchester, UK - Manchester Academy 
4th - Glasgow, UK - Barrowlands 
6th - Bucharest, Romania - B'Estfest
8th - Herouville St Clair, France - Festival Beauregard
11th - Vigevano, Italy - 10 Giorni Suoanti Festival
12th - Rome, Italy - Fiesta Campanelle Roma Rock
14th - Bilbao, Spain - BBK Live Festival
15th - Aix-les-Bains, France - Musilac Festival
17th - Arles, France - Les Escales du Cargo Festival 
19th - Oporto, Portugal - Mares Vivas Festival
21st - Nyon, Switzerland - Paleo Festival

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Jesus and Mary Chain: west coast tour 2012





The Jesus and Mary Chain tour dates:

June 14: The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA, USA w/ Magic Wands
June 15: Hollywood Park, Inglewood, CA, USA
June 16: House of Blues, Las Vegas, NV, USA
June 17: House of Blues, San Diego, CA, USA

Sept. 5: House of Blues, New Orleans, LA, USA
Sept. 7: Hopscotch Music Festival, Raleigh, N.C., USA
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MusicFestNW 2012


From September 5-9th, Musicfest NW will stage 150 bands across 16 venues in Portland, Oregon. Notables on this year’s lineup include Passion Pit, Girl Talk, Beirut, Silversun Pickups, Dinosaur Jr., Fucked Up, Hot Snakes, The Tallest Man on Earth, Swans, Sebadoh, J. Mascis, Sloan (performing Twice Removed) Redd Kross, The Helio Sequence, The Men, Purity Ring, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Menomena, Danny Brown, Moonface, Tanlines, Lightning Blot, and Nite Jewel.

Also on the bill are Hazel, Big Business, Red Fang, Old 97′s, Big Freedia, Omar Souleyman, Black Mountain, Ceremony, King Khan and the Shrines, Future Islands, Chelsea Wolfe, LP, Xiu Xiu, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Crystal Antlers,  Craft Spells, Trust, Jonathan Toubin, Touche Amore, Julia Holter, Gardens & Villa, Radiation City, and Hey Marseilles.
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NITE JEWEL @ KCRW

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All photos by RACHEL ROBINSON. Nite Jewel will be playing on KCRW today May 30th 2012.
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TRASH TALK SIGNS TO ODD FUTURE RECORDS

TRASH TALK SIGNS TO ODD FUTURE RECORDS

NEW ALBUM 119 DUE THIS FALL

ANNOUNCE MASSIVE EUROPEAN SUMMER TOUR

 
Odd Future Records has signed the hardcore punk bank Trash Talk. Their new album 119 will be released this fall in a partnership with the band's Trash Talk Collective label. Trash Talk is currently on tour overseas. Below is video for "Awake" from their Awake EP available now on iTunes as well as on their upcoming tour dates.

TRASH WANG. OFWGKTA.  


TOUR DATES

6/01 Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Festival  
6/04 Segrate (Milan), Italy - Circolo Magnolia 
6/05 Zurich, Switzerland - Dynamo w/ OFF  
6/07 Eindhoven, Holland - Area 51 Skate Park
6/08 Leisnig, Germany - Sucks and Summer Festival
6/10 Cologne, Germany - Underground 
6/12 Hamburg, Germany - Hafenklang 
6/13 Copenhagen, Denmark - Pumpehuset 
6/14 Stockholm, Sweden - Slussen 
6/17 Birmingham, UK - The Rainbow
6/18 Brighton, UK - The Haunt 
6/19 Bristol, UK - The Croft
6/20 London, UK - The Garage 
6/21 Glasgow, UK - King Tuts 
6/22 Newcastle, UK - Academy 2 
6/23 Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club 
6/24 Milton Keynes, UK - Craufurd Arms
6/25 Manchester, UK - Soundcontrol 
6/26 Nottingham, UK - Rock City Basement 
6/27 Brugge, Belgium - JH Thope 
6/28 Lille, France - St Saveur 
6/29 Tours, France - Canadian Cafe
6/30 Toulouse, France - Saint Des Seins
7/02 Berlin, Germany - Cassiopaia 
7/03 Hanover, Germany - Bei Chez Heinz 
7/05 Roskilde, Denmark - Roskilde Festival 



trashtalk 
Trash Talk photo by Brick Stowell 


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ETSY PREMIERES ANDREW BIRD’S "Eyeoneye" video


 
 
ETSY PREMIERES ANDREW BIRD’S
“EYEONEYE” VIDEO
 
NEW ALBUM BREAK IT YOURSELF RECEIVES CRITICAL ACCLAIM

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES THROUGHOUT SUMMER
 
Leading handmade and vintage social commerce site Etsy is premiering the video for Andrew Bird’s “Eyeoneye” at http://etsy.me/KZwyR2. The video is directed by Yu “Ewan” Morita and produced by the Japan-based creative team NAKED INC., combining computer animation with felt-like elements. Esquire recently praised “Eyeoneye” for its “crescendo so fierce and breathless that you want to hit rewind again and again to see just how he got himself there.”
 
Coinciding with the video premiere is the launch of Etsy’s new Andrew Bird store (www.etsy.com/shop/AndrewBirdMusic), where a number of exclusive items are for sale in addition to the standard and deluxe versions of Bird’s highly anticipated twelfth record Break It Yourself, out now on Mom + Pop Music.
 
Bird continues his North American tour in support of his Break It Yourselfwith performances throughout July and August. Please see below for a list of dates.
 
In celebration of the record’s release, Bird has appeared on “The Colbert Report” (stream the video at http://bit.ly/weFuiE), “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” (stream the video at http://bit.ly/He1rUR) and “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” (stream the video at http://abc.tv/JqPLyy) as well as NPR’s “Weekend Edition.”
 
Critics have praised Break It Yourself since its release:
 
“A quiet, careful grower…it blooms into something beautiful.”—NPR Music
 
“[Bird’s] emotional urgency energizes his fluid multi-instrumental elocution.”—Rolling Stone
 
“[Andrew Bird] has yet to lose the sense of wonder that a bright-eyed child brings to the world…Break It Yourself is a shimmering collection of clever and carefully constructed songs.”—The New Yorker
 
“The perfect album: tender without being sentimental, experimental yet accessible, utterly unique to its maker.”—The Guardian
 
“[A] swoon-worthy set of rapturous tunes that bristle with embraceable eccentricities.”—USA Today
 
“Delightful pop songs disguised as beautiful violin and whistle-laden ballads.”—TIME
 
“[Break It Yourself is] perfect for the sensitive souls among us.”—Newsweek
 
Produced by Bird, Break It Yourself was recorded at his barn in Western Illinois near the banks of the Mississippi River. Paired with the album’s deluxe CD package is the DVD Here’s What Happened. The thirty-minute performance film was shot at Bird’s barn during the recording of the album and captures the energy of the room in which the new release was conceived. Footage from Here’s What Happened of Bird performing the track “Eyeoneye” can be viewed at http://bit.ly/GNr9gi.
 
Chicago-based film score composer, multi-instrumentalist and lyricist Andrew Bird picked up his first violin at the age of four and spent his formative years soaking up classical repertoire completely by ear. As a teen Bird became interested in a variety of styles including early jazz, country blues and gypsy music, synthesizing them into his unique brand of pop. Since beginning his recording career in 1997 he has released 11 albums, his first solo record Weather Systems coming in 2003. Bird has gone on to record with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and perform at New York’s Carnegie Hall. Most recently Bird composed his first ever film score for the movie Norman (hailed as “a probing, thoughtful score” by The New York Times; available now on Mom + Pop), contributed to the soundtrack of The Muppets and collaborated with inventor Ian Schneller on Sonic Arboretum, an installation at New York’s Guggenheim Museum and Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art.
 
ANDREW BIRD TOUR
 
July 8            Fifth Third Bank Ballpark            Geneva, IL*
July 10            North Carolina Museum of Art            Raleigh, NC†
July 11            Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden            Richmond, VA†
July 13            Stage AE            Pittsburgh, PA‡
July 14            Forecastle Festival            Louisville, KY
July 15            Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park            Grand Rapids, MI
July 16            Artpark            Lewiston, NY
July 18            Theatre De Verdure at Parc LaFontaine            Montreal, QC
July 19            Echo Beach            Toronto, ON
July 20            Higher Ground            Shelburne, VT
July 21            Hope Artiste Village Courtyard            Pawtucket, RI
July 27            Soundtown Festival            Somerset, WI
August 10            Outside Lands            San Francisco, CA
August 11            The Spreckels Theatre            San Diego, CA
August 12            The Greek Theatre            Los Angeles, CA
August 14            Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre            Salt Lake City, UT
August 15            Chautauqua Auditorium            Boulder, CO
August 17            Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre            Denver, CO
August 18            Jackson Hole Center for the Arts            Jackson, WY
August 20            Peter Kiewit Concert Hall            Omaha, NE
August 21            Simon Estes Amphitheatre            Des Moines, IA
October 13            Austin City Limits Festival            Austin, TX
 
* with Wilco
† with Mavis Staples
‡ with Death Cab For Cutie

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Delicate Steve "Positive Force"







Luaka Bop Announces Delicate Steve Positive Force
Public Listening Installation/Scavenger Hunt in NYC This Week May 31 - June 3
Tour With tUne-yArds, Yeasayer, Festivals and Headline Dates

Positive Force Out July 10, 2012
   HilltopHoods 
        
        Download singles 'Two Lovers' and  'Afria Talks To You' (Available to Post)  

Delicate Steve's Positive Force will be released on July 10, 2010. Luaka Bop, the label that introduced Delicate Steve and his debut record Wondervisions to the world via a widely-covered fake biography penned by Chuck Klosterman, have partnered with parte and WWMTH Creative Lab to create a public installation listening event to introduce Delicate Steve's second record--happening in Manhattan and Brooklyn locations this week -- May 31 - June 3.

In ten locations across Brooklyn and Manhattan, playbutton devices have been placed, housing one of Positive Force's ten songs. The discreet buttons may be stumbled upon in parks, bridges, and piers throughout the area - including a converted NYPD Van that will be serving a special grilled cheese sandwich called the Delicate Cheese! All locations are listed below. Those interested in taking a spin through the entire Positive Force record, can find a map of all locations at www.delicatesteve.com Listeners can plug their own headphones in to the playbutton device.

Delicate Steve will begin a summer tour on June 1, playing Terminal 5 with tUnE-yArDs. More dates with tUnE-yArDs  and Yeasayer follow, alongside headline shows and spots at High Sierra and Friendly Festivals.

Example of what you will hear when you find a playbutton (shown below) and plug in:

Click the Google Map API link below for locations and descriptions: 


  
 
Positive Force Installation Locations:

EAST RIVER PROMENADE
Address: East River Promenade on East 10th street.
Button Location: FDR Pedestrian Overpass on 10th street and then walk straight towards the water. Button lives on the first bench on the left.

CREATIVE LITTLE GARDEN
Address: 6th street between Avenues A & B
Button Location: The button will be attached to the swinging iron bench in front of the yellow, ivy-covered wall fixture.
Hours: Roughly 11am-6pm

PROSPECT PARK
Address: Prospect Park, Brooklyn (near Propect Park stop on B,Q,S)
Button location: Nethermead Arches, the bridge by The Boathouse
Hours: 5am - 1am

N 6th STREET/NORTH WILLIAMSBURG FERRY STOP
Address: North 5th Street & Kent Avenue
Button location: At the end of the pier, straight down from North 5th Street.
Hours: 9am - dusk

WILLIAMSBURG BRIDGE
Address: Williamsburg Bridge, Manhattan NY
Button location: Coming from Manhattan, at the end of the walkway where the walk and bike paths split to each side.
Hours: 24/7

GRAND FERRY PARK
Address: Grand Street at River Street, Brooklyn
Button location: On the bench furthest south closest to the water
Hours: 24/7

VALENTINO PIER
Ferris St. between Coffey St. and Van Dyke St. Red Hook Brooklyn
Button Location: Two thirds of the way down the pier on the left hand side the button is anchored on the top of a railing. 
Hours: 24/7

THE MORRIS TRUCK 
Various Locations / Hours
Home to the 'Delicate Steve' sandwhich so named for 'Delicate' Steve Marion, check the Morris Truck website for current location of this button. 

BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK
Harbor View Lawn
Button Location:  Walking down the path above the Harbor View Lawn you will find a bank of benches. Behind one of the first benches you will find a wooden post. Button is anchored to the post. 
Hours: 6am-1am

GREENWOOD CEMETERY
Address: 500 25th Street, Brooklyn, NY
Button location: At the top of Battle Path, on the bench by the Battle of Brooklyn monument.
Hours: 8am - 7pm
Contact: N/A

TOUR DATES:

6/1 Terminal 5 . New York, NY %
6/10 Contemporary Arts Center . Cincinnati, OH *
6/11 Wexner Center for the Arts . Columbus, OH *
6/12 Mr Smalls Fun House . Pittsburgh, PA *
6/13 Town Ballroom . Buffalo, NY *
6/14 Pearl Street Ballroom . Northampton, MA *
6/16 Frendly Gathering . Windham, VT &
6/18 DC9 . Washington, DC
6/19 The National . Richmond, VA #
6/20 Orange Peel . Asheville, NC #
6/21 Bijou Theatre . Knoxville, TN #
6/22 Cannery Ballroom . Nashville, TN #
6/23 Headliners Music Hall . Louisville, KY #
6/24 20th Century Theatre . Cincinnati, OH #
6/29 Visual Arts Collective . Garden City, ID
6/30 Holocene . Portland, OR
7/1 Brick & Mortar . San Francisco, CA
7/3 Echo . Los Angeles, CA
7/5-8 High Sierra Music Festival . Quincy, CA @
7/10 Moe's Original . Englewood, CO
7/11 Bourbon Theatre . Lincoln, NE
7/12 Subterranean . Chicago, IL
8/3 Electric Eclectics Festival . Meaford, Ontario
8/31 End of the Road Festival . North Dorset, UK $
9/6 Hopscotch Music Fest . Raleigh, NC @

% with tUnE-yArDs, Micachu and the Shapes
* with tUnE-yArDs
# with Yeasayer
& with Dr. Dog
$ with Grizzly Bear
@ with Built To Spill

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