Sharkmuffin Streams New Album on Consequence of Sound Ahead of Release + Tourdates

Sharkmuffin Share Full-Album Stream
on Consequence of Sound Before Release 
Debut Full-Length Album Chartreuse out August 7 
State Capital/Little Dickman Records)  

Stream Available NOW on Consequence of Sound 
“Brooklyn punks exude their exceptional brashness.” – Consequence of Sound 
“ It’d leave you breathless if you weren’t humming along.” - NPR 
Brooklyn based garage rock trio Sharkmuffin is made up of Tarra Theissen (vocals/guitar) and Natalie Kirch (vocals/bass).  Together, they create super-heavy, jagged, and exceedingly catchy punk rock, which Consequence of Sound states, “As their name implies, this is a vicious band with plenty of teeth.” Their debut full-length album,Chartreuse, will be released next week on August 7 via State Capital/Little Dickman Records. However, you can stream the album now on Consequence of Sound
The album features drumming from Patty Schemel (Upset, Death Valley Girls, Hole) and marks a whole new era in their style of music. The noise-punk-meets-psychedelic power pop group has evolved their sound on the new album, and the result is a full length filled with commanding hits. 
Be sure to check out Sharkmuffin on tour this summer! 
Tour Dates: 
7/31 at Reggie’s 42nd Street Tavern in Wilmington, NC 
8/7 at Shea Stadium in Brooklyn, NY (Album Release Party) 
8/8 at Yacht Club in Asbury Park, NJ 
8/9 at KillKennys, Newark, NJ 
8/10 at TROMAVILLE, New Brunswick, NJ 
8/11 at Trap, South Philly, PA 
8/12 at Maudie’s in Cincinnati, OH 
8/13 at Happy Dog in Cleveland, OH 
8/14 at Joyful Noise in Indianapolis, IN 
8/16 at The Triple Rock in Minneapolis, MN 
8/17 at Gabe’s in Iowa City, IA 
8/18 at O’Leavers in Omaha, NE 
8/19 at The Vega in Lincoln, NE 
8/21 at Moe’s in Denver, CO 
8/22 @ The Blind Tiger, Kansas City, MO 

8/26 @ WCWM radio station on the campus of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA 
Share/Bookmark Read more / Permalink



July 31, 2015 - (Burbank, CA.) - Sonic assailants Death From Above 1979 have announced that their performance from this year's Lollapalooza Festival on Saturday, August 1st, will stream live on Red Bull TV at redbull.tv/Lollapalooza.

DFA 1979 will perform from 4 to 5 pm CT on the Samsung Galaxy stage. Lollapalooza takes place in Chicago's Grant Park throughout the upcoming weekend.

The band is currently on the road in support of their current album The Physical World withIncubus and Deftones. Tour dates below.

Watch the enjoyably creepy video for DFA 1979's new single "Virgins" here.

Jul 22               Clarkston, MI                 DTE Energy Music Theatre
Jul 23               Tinley Park, IL               First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
Jul 24               Louisville, KY                Mercury Ballroom
Jul 25               Cincinnati, OH              Riverbend Music Center
Jul 26               White River, IN             Lawn at White River State Park
Jul 29               Milwaukee, WI              Turner Hall Ballroom
Aug 1               Chicago, IL                   Grant Park Main Stage
Aug 3               Pittsburgh, PA               Altbar
Aug 4               Holmdel, NJ                  PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug 5               Wantagh, NY                 Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre
Aug 7               Mansfield, MA                X-finity Center
Aug 8               Camden, NJ                  Susquehanna Bank Center
Aug 9               Charlotte, NC                 PNC Music Pavilion
Aug 10             Raleigh, NC                   The Ritz
Aug 12             Atlanta, GA                    Aaron's Amphitheatre 
Aug 13             Tampa, FL                     MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheater
Aug 14             W Palm Beach, FL         Coral Sky Amphitheater
Aug 16             New Orleans, LA            Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square
Aug 17             Austin, TX                     Austin360 Amphitheater
Aug 18             San Antonio, TX            Paper Tiger
Aug 19             Houston, TX                  Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Aug 20             Dallas, TX                     Gexa Energy Pavilion
Aug 21             Maryland Heights, MO    Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Aug 23             Kansas City, MO           Starlight Theater
Aug 24             Morrison, CO                 Red Rocks Amphitheater
Aug 26             Mountain View, CA        Shoreline Amphitheater
Aug 28             Inglewood, CA               The Forum
Aug 29             Irvine, CA                      Irvine Meadows
Aug 30             San Diego, CA               Sleep Train Amphitheater
Oct 24-25         Sacramento, CA            Gibson Ranch County Park
Nov 21             Mexico City, MX            Corona Capital Festival

Share/Bookmark Read more / Permalink


Stream La Luz's Weirdo Shrine via NPR Music



MP3 - "Don't Wanna Be Anywhere"
MP3 - "
You Disappear"

Starting today, you can enjoy all eleven tracks off of  Weirdo Shrine , the second album from Seattle "surf noir" outfit La Luz, via NPR Music's exclusive First Listen album stream. Recorded earlier this year with producer/engineer Ty Segall in a San Dimas surf shop-cum-studio (where else?),  Weirdo Shrine  finds La Luz's sound at its most saturated and cinematic. Weirdo Shrine will be available on CD, LP, and digital formats Friday, August 7th. The band celebrates with a $5, all-ages release show at hometown venue The Showbox that evening. They perform a live in-studio for KEXP Thursday, August 6th at 12:00 PM. 

See below for a full list of upcoming La Luz tour dates. LP pre-orders ofWeirdo Shrine come on either red or cyan vinyl. All copies come with a 3-D insert poster and pair of 3-D glasses, as pictured above. 

Tour Dates:
08.07.15 - Seattle, WA - Showbox at the Market +
08.08.15 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom +
08.09.15 - Reno, NV - The Holland Project ^ +
08.10.15 - San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop ^ +
08.11.15 - Los Angeles, CA - Echo ^
08.13.15 - Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar $
08.14.15 - El Paso, TX - The Lowbrow Palace $
08.15.15 - Austin, TX - Mohawk Inside $ +
08.16.15 - New Orleans, LA - Siberia $
08.17.15 - Tallahassee, FL - The Liberty Bar $ *
08.18.15 - Miami, FL - Gramps Bar $
08.19.15 - Jacksonville, FL - Burro Bar #
08.20.15 - Athens, GA - Caledonia Lounge #
08.21.15 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl #
08.22.15 - Nashville, TN - The Stone Fox #
08.23.15 - Asheville, NC - Ben's Tune Up #
08.24.15 - Raleigh, NC - Kings Barcade # +
08.26.15 - Philadelphia, PA - Black Box in Underground Arts =
08.29.15 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
08.31.15 - Montreal, QC - Bar Le Ritz P.D.B. = &
09.01.15- Toronto, ON - Adelaide Hall =
09.02.15 - Cleveland, OH - Euclid Tavern &
09.03.15 - Detroit, MI - UFO Factory ? +
09.04.15 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Pyramid Scheme ?
09.05.15 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle ?
09.06.15 - Milwaukee, WI - Cactus Club $
09.07.15 - Minneapolis, MN - The Entry $
09.08.15 - Omaha, NE - O’leavers $
09.09.15 - Engelwood, CO - Moe’s Original $
09.10.15 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge $
09.11.15 - Boise, ID - Neurolux $
09.18.15 - Tilburg, NL - Incubate Fesival
09.19.15 - Leffinge, BE - Leffingeleuren Festival
09.20.15 - Haldern, DE - Haldern Pop Bar
09.21.15 - Hamburg, DE - Aalhaus
09.22.15 - Lund, SE - Mejeriet
09.23.15 - Stockholm, SE - Geronimos FGT
09.24.15 - Oslo, NO - Cafe Mono
09.25.15 - Copenhagen, DK - Stengade
09.26.15 - Berlin, DE - Berlin Independent Night
09.28.15 - Prague, CZ - Klub 007
09.29.15 - Vienna, AT - Rhiz
09.30.15 - Schorndorf, DE - Manufaktur ~
10.01.15 - Freiburg, DE - Swamp
10.02.15 - Brescia, IT - Lio Bar
10.03.15 - Bologna, IT - Covo Club
10.05.15 - Zuerich, CH - Bogen F >
10.07.15 - Lyon, FR - Sonic
10.08.15 - Montpellier, FR - Les Internationales de la Guitares
10.09.15 - Barcelona, ES - La [2] De Nitsa
10.10.15 - Madrid, ES - Villamanuela Festival
10.11.15 - Lisbon, PT - Casa Independente
10.13.15 - Bilbao, ES - Kafe Antzokia
10.14.15 - Bordeaux, FR - Iboat
10.15.15 - Paris, FR - Batofar
10.16.15 - Brighton, UK - Bleach
10.17.15 - Manchester, UK - The Eagle Inn
10.19.15 - Glasgow, UK - The Hug & Pint
10.20.15 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club
10.21.15 - Cardiff, UK - Four Bars at Dempseys
10.22.15 - London, UK - Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen
10.23.15 - Brussels, BE - Madame Moustache
10.24.15 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
^ - w/ Cool Ghouls
$ - w/ Will Sprott
* - w/ Wild Creatures
# - w/ Boytoy
= - w/ Scully
& - w/ Michael Rault
? - w/ Today’s Hits
~ - w/ Vetiver
> - w/ Ladylamb
+ - all-ages show


Share/Bookmark Read more / Permalink

Pearl Charles shares new video + releases Burger Records EP




WATCH: "You Can Change" -  https://youtu.be/TFeixNSSyJI

PURCHASE: Pearl Charles EP - https://pearlcharlesmusic.bandcamp.com/

To coincide with this week's release of her self-titled debut EP for Burger Records, Los Angeles' Pearl Charles is back to share the video for its lead single "You Can Change." The video finds Pearl, the Fader-described "s moky-voiced sweetheart," front and center. The Angelo Izzo-directed clip is suitably psychedelic for the song's Laurel Canyon-indebted sound. 

Speaking about the video, Pearl said that it is, "almost like a moving photograph, layering slowly changing images of myself over faster changing images of nature. These layers are reflective of the constant change all around us, but also the lack of mobility that is felt in the lyrics. Angela Izzo shot everything in-camera to capture a realistic portrait of myself in a surrealistic psychedelic scene."

Watch the video above now and see below for all upcoming Pearl Charles tour dates.

About Pearl Charles:

At the young age of 23, Pearl Charles already has deep roots in the Los Angeles music community. An LA Native, Pearl embodied California rock and roll cool even before she took her natural position as a figure in the local music scene (and beyond). Pearl started logging miles on the road with her first band, old­timey Americana duo The Driftwood Singers, at age 18, followed by a lengthy stint drumming and singing in garage­-pop band The Blank Tapes. The Blank Tapes toured extensively and earned accolades from Rolling Stone and The New Yorker for their sunny lo-­fi surf rock. Along the way, Pearl collaborated with artists such as Jonathan Wilson, Stephen McBean (Black Mountain), Farmer Dave Scher (Beachwood Sparks) and Johnathan Rice, as well as toured extensively internationally, supporting diverse artists such as Father John Misty, Matt Costa, Thee Oh Sees, Kim Deal, The Growlers, Allah Las and Mystic Braves. Despite all of this, she managed to find time to earn a BFA in Music from CalArts.

Embarking on a solo career in 2015, Pearl is set to solidify her own name and place by releasing a 6 song debut EP on Burger Records this summer. Pearl recorded her self-titled EP track by track with a select group of producers and a little help from her friends, many of whom are notable LA musicians in their own right, including Joel Jerome (La Sera, Cherry Glazerr) and Taylor Locke (Rooney). Though she draws inspiration from the legendary scenes of the 60's and 70's, from Laurel Canyon to The Factory, from Haight- Ashbury to Muscle Shoals, she also counts contemporary artists such as Tame Impala, Mac DeMarco, Sharon Van Etten and Jenny Lewis as influences. Pearl Charles writes and sings songs with a distinctly unique voice, creating a sound that is both timeless yet undeniably here, now.

Tour Dates
8.15 Murphy, CA- 'Family Folk Explosion': Murphy Hotel
8.16 Echo Park, CA- "Echo Park Rising" (Hanni El Katib, Deap Vally, Dengue Fever, etc)
8.22 Ventura, CA- 'Ayatana Festival': Holden Family Ranch
8.29 Los Angeles, CA- Teragram Ballroom (w/Nick Waterhouse)
8.30 Los Angeles, CA- Ace Hotel (Acoustic)
9.5 Santa Ana, CA- 'Burger A Go Go' Festival: The Observatory (w/Cat Power, Julie Ruin, etc)
9.12 Redlands, CA- Hangar 24 Brewery
9.26 Joshua Tree, CA- 'Desert Stars Festival': Pappy & Harriet's (w/Swerverdriver, Lemonheads, Lou Barlow, etc)
9.30 Los Angeles, CA- Bootleg Theatre (w/Johnathan Rice, Sam Outlaw) 

Share/Bookmark Read more / Permalink

Air Waves shares new song featuring Jana Hunter from 'Parting Glances' out on Western Vinyl Sept 18

Photo Credit: Ebru Yildiz

Nicole Schneit aka Air Waves shares " Horse Race" today in anticipation of her forthcoming album Parting Glances - out September 18th on Western Vinyl.  This time around Air Waves is joined Jana Hunter who guests on vocals.  You can hear the collaboration on "Horse Race" which debuted over at Fader: "a catchy pop song, featuring prodding keys and bright guitars and Schneit's windswept alto delivering uncomplicated sentiments."

Air Waves Live Date:
September 22: Brooklyn, NY - Babys All Right

More on Air Waves:
Growing up in New York's West Nyack community, not far from Manhattan, Nicole Schneit spent a great deal of time during her formative years in the city, absorbing the culture and energy that would become the foundation of her creative drive.  At 14 she started taking guitar lessons in the back of a local music shop, which led her to start writing her own songs, and then eventually inviting others to join her for jam sessions.  While attending Purchase College she met Dan Deacon, a friend and former collaborator who once described her comforting songs as something akin to "a favorite blanket wrapped around you."  Though she played in several bands in college (including the noise jam band Ferrari with Deacon) she eventually shifted her focus to writing and recording intimate pop songs under the name Air Waves, a moniker inspired by the title of a Guided by Voices song. 

Schneit enlisted long-time friend Jarvis Taveniere of the band Woods to help record the new album.  Working with Taveniere in the studio, she took a great deal of care to ensure that each song felt exactly right.  As she explains, "Every song feels complete and structured without losing the warmness that I strive for. I wanted them to sound tight and full without sounding overproduced. Jarvis was the guy that helped make that happen."  In addition to Taveniere, Schneit, along with bandmates Keith Poulson, Blake Luley and Jeremy Duvall, enlisted other friends from Brooklyn's music community to contribute to the record, including JB Townsend of Crystal StiltsBecca Kauffman and Felicia Douglas from Ava Luna, and Brian Betancourt from Hospitality.  Additionally, Jana Hunter contributes vocals to album standouts "Horse Race" and "Thunder".  

The album's title comes from the 1986 film Parting Glances in which Steve Buscemi portrays a gay man navigating the difficulties of being in a relationship in Reagan-era New York.  "I've never seen a film with Steve Buscemi in it that I didn't love," says Schneit.  More than just identifying with the story, she's interested in the in the lasting effect of the parting glances we share with strangers in our everyday encounters.  She explains "You see all sorts of physical and emotional traits on the train. From people puking, making out, screaming, crying, laughing, dancing, grooming, etc.  We encounter each other in the thick of our complex lives by simply looking at each other all the time. These glances are mundane and fleeting but also powerfully intimate."  The lingering impact of those brief moments seeps into the details and imagery she delivers through her lyrics on Parting Glances.  With energizing hooks and a disarming lack of pretense, the songs on Parting Glances burn with ebullient energy and an emotionally engaging core from beginning to end. 

Share/Bookmark Read more / Permalink





July 30, 2015 - (Burbank, CA.)  - Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and virtuoso guitaristGary Clark Jr. will release his second full-length studio album, entitled The Story of Sonny Boy Slim, on September 11th via Warner Bros. Records. It will be available for pre-order from participating digital retailers beginning today, July 30th. Those who pre-order will receive an instant download of two new album tracks: "The Healing," and "Grinder."  Click here to pre-order.  Additional Instant grat tracks will follow and will be announced shortly.

The Story of Sonny Boy Slim is the uncanny evolution of an artist embracing his roots with a rarified grace, style, and an inextinguishable passion which reflects his vision as a songwriter, groove master, and the vocal force of nature he has become, while his guitar virtuosity already speaks (quite voluminously) for itself.  Click herefor a view into the world of Gary Clark Jr.

The Story of Sonny Boy Slim was written, produced, arranged by Clark, who also plays most of the instruments, with assistance from his long-time live soundman, Bharath "Cheex" Ramanat and Jason Sciba. Backing vocals are provided by his sisters Shawn and Savannah Clark. The album was recorded by Ramanath and  Sciba.

As witnessed by the global reception of Clark's first studio album, Blak And Blu (2012) and Gary Clark Jr. LIVE (2014), the young Texan has established himself as a sonic expressionist and guitar virtuoso who has absorbed classic forms of the past while looking forward to forge his own path of thoroughly modern music that can only be classified as "Gary Clark Jr. Music." The direction of The Story of Sonny Boy Slim takes Clark even further into his diverse musical roots.

Clark has just completed a sold-out European tour and begins his domestic run this weekend at Lollapalooza 2015 in Chicago, followed by a series of fall shows with Foo Fighters in September and October.  U.S headline dates have just been confirmed and will begin Oct 31 in Boston and wind up in Portland, OR, on April 13. All confirmed tour dates are listed below.

Every ticket purchased online for Gary Clark Jr.'s fall/spring headline tour, will receive a standard digital download of The Story of Sonny Boy Slim.  Fans will receive an email from garyclarkjr@e.wbr.com on the album's release date, Sep 11, 2015, containing redemption instructions.  Festival dates and Foo Fighters tour dates are not included in this offer.

The Story Of Sonny Boy Slimtrack listing:
1. The Healing
2.  Grinder
3.  Star
4.  Our Love
5.  Church
6.  Hold On
7.  Cold Blooded
8.  Wings
9.  BYOB
10. Can't Sleep
11. Stay
12. Shake
13. Down To Ride

Gary Clark Jr., upcoming tour dates are as follows:
July 30              Chicago, IL                  House of Blues
July 31              Chicago, IL                  Lollapalooza
Aug 02              Montreal, QC               Osheaga Music and Arts Festival
Aug 22              Pownal, VT                  The Full Tilt Boogie Festival
Aug /23             New York, NY              Afropunk Festival        
Oct 02              Austin, TX                    ACL Festival
Oct 09              Austin, TX                    ACL Festival

with Foo Fighters:
Sep 11              Vancouver, BC               Rogers Arena                
Sep 12              George, WA                   Gorge Amphitheatre      
Sep 14              Portland, OR                  Moda Center                 
Sep 16              Mountain View, CA         Shoreline Amphitheatre
Sep 21              Los Angeles, CA             The Forum                    
Sep 24              Chula Vista, CA              Sleep Train Amphitheatre 
Sep 25              Phoenix, AZ                    AK-Chin Pavilion           
Sep 27              Albuquerque, NM            Isleta Amphitheater       
Sep 29              Oklahoma City, OK         Chesapeake Energy Arena
Sep 30              Wichita, KS                    INTRUST Bank Arena     
Oct 04              Atlanta, GA                     Centennial Olympic Park  
Oct 05              Nashville, TN                  Bridgestone Arena
Oct 07              Memphis, TN                  FedEx Forum
Oct 17              Anaheim, CA                  Honda Center        

Share/Bookmark Read more / Permalink


Spandau Ballet @ OC Fair

Share/Bookmark Read more / Permalink

Ibeyi debut brand new song "Exhibit Diaz" | Extend worldwide tour


Recently named by NPR as one of their ’25 Favorite Albums of 2015 + NPR named Ibeyi one of their ‘Favorite Artists of 2015.’'

Since releasing their debut album in February of this year, it has been well documented that the Ibeyitwin-sisters Naomi and Lisa-Kainde Diaz are dedicated fans of hip-hop. Today they release their unique interpretation of the cult Jay Electronica track "Better In Tune With The Infinite (Bibo No Aozora)" which they have named "Exhibit Diaz".

Since hearing the original version of Jay Electronica’s never released track (that draws upon a haunting piano sample by composer Ryuichi Sakamoto) the sisters immediately went away and learnt every lyric, turned Jay’s rapping into a sung vocal line and worked it into their very next live show – where it has remained ever since and subsequently became a fan favourite.

"Exhibit Diaz" was produced by Richard Russell at his Residence La Revolution studio, London, in July 2015.

Meanwhile, Ibeyi continue to take their critically acclaimed live shows to every corner of the globe, from The Park Stage at Glastonbury to the Summerstage in Central Park New York and everywhere in between. Today they announce an extension to the world tour. See full details below:

24th July                                  WOMAD Festival                               Malmesbury
30th July                                  Les Nuits De Fourviere                       Lyon
31st July                                  Esperanzah!                                       Floreffe

2nd August                               Fiest’a Sète                                         Sète
3rd August                               Les Prairies De La Mer                        Grimaud
12th August                              Musikfestwochen                                Winterthur
13th August                              Haldern Pop Festival                          Haldern
14th August                              Way Out West Festival                     Gothenburg
15th August                              Oya Festival                                       Oslo

18th September                       Mayan Theatre                                   Los Angeles
19th September                       Symbiosis Gathering                          Oakdale
22nd September                      Mill City Nights                                    Minneapolis
23rd September                       Thalia Hall                                           Chicago
24th September                       The Ready Room                               St Louis
26th September                       Mercy Lounge                                     Nashville
27th September                       Terminal West                                     Atlanta
28th September                       Haw River Ballroom                            Graham
30th September                       9:30 Club                                            Washington

2nd October                             Webster Hall                                       New York
3rd October                             Royale                                                  Boston
4th October                              Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre             Montreal
9th October                              Ancienne Belgique                              Brussels
10th October                            La Cartonnerie                                    Reims
12th October                            Le Trianon                                           Paris
13th October                            La Vapeur                                           Dijon
14th October                            Nancy Jazz Pulsations                       Nancy
16th October                            Ouest Park Festival                            Le Havre

2nd November                         Concorde 2                                         Brighton
3rd November                          Koko                                                    London
4th November                          Trinity                                                  Bristol
6th November                          Oobleck                                              Birmingham
7th November                          Brudenell                                             Leeds
8th November                          Gorilla                                                  Manchester
10th November                        King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut                    Glasgow
18th November                        Le Bikini                                               Toulouse
19th November                         Paloma                                                Nimes
20th November                         Théâtre de Villefranche                        Villefranche Sur SaÔne

8th December                           Melkweg Oude Zaal                           Amsterdam
9th December                           Mojo Club                                           Hamburg
11th December                         Kesselhaus                                         Berlin
12th December                         Kantine                                                Cologne
13th December                         Technikum                                           Münich

Share/Bookmark Read more / Permalink