RIP Jeffrey Lee Pierce of the Gun Club: June 27, 1958 - March 31, 1996

RIP Jeffrey Lee Pierce of the Gun Club who died 20 years ago today. June 27, 1958 - March 31, 1996 ‪#‎jeffreyleepierce‬ ‪#‎thegunclub‬

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The Church Debut New Video / U.S. Tour Begins Next Week

The Church Return To North America
For A Limited Run In April
Performing The Blurred Crusade In Its Entirety & More On Upcoming Shows
March 31, 2016 –The Church will be returning to North America for a limited 17-date tour beginning on April 8thin Dallas, TX and wrapping with a two-night stand in Evanston, IL on April 25th & 26th.  The band will also perform at this year’s Maverick Festival on April 9th in San Antonio, TX.
Fans who attend the headline shows will be in for a special evening, as The Church will perform two full sets.  The first will feature The Church’s classic second album – The Blurred Crusade being performed in its entirety.  The second set will consist of selections from the band’s most recent album Further/Deeper along with other classic tracks.
This morning, Under The Radar debuted a brand new video from the band for "Let Us Go" from their most recent studio album: Further/Deeper.  
You can watch the clip here:
The Church were quite active in 2015 with performances at SXSWPrimavera Sound in Spain, and two North American tours.  Plans are already in the works for more dates in the U.S. later this year with the Psychedelic Furs.
VIP tickets are available to their fans for almost all of their upcoming shows:  Visit: http://bit.ly/THECHURCHVIPto purchase these very limited packages.  General tickets for all shows are also on sale now.  For ticket links and more information visit:
The Church 2015 – Headline North American Tour Dates
4/8/2016          Dallas, TX                  Sons of Herman Hall              
4/9/2016          San Antonio, TX        Maverick Festival      
4/10/2016        New Orleans, LA        House Of Blues         
4/11/2016        Athens, GA                Georgia Theater         
4/12/2016        Nashville, TN             Mercy Lounge           
4/13/2016        Columbus, OH            Skullys Music Diner  
4/14/2016        Alexandria, VA           The Birchmere           
4/15/2016        Brooklyn, NY             Music Hall Of Williamsburg  
4/16/2016        Fairfield, CT               Stage One       
4/17/2016        Wilmington, DE          World Cafe @ The Queen     
4/19/2016        Northampton, MA     Iron Horse Music Hall           
4/20/2016        Londonderry, NH       Tupelo Music Hall                
4/22/2016        Sellersville, PA            Sellersville Theater     
4/23/2016        Buffalo, NY                The Tralf  
4/24/2016        Cleveland, OH            The Music Box Supper Club
4/25/2016        Evanston, IL               SPACE           
4/26/2016        Evanston, IL               SPACE           
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The Damned: Don't You Wish That We Were Dead coming to home video on May 20th

The Damned - Don't You Wish That We Were Dead 
coming to home video on May 20th via MVD Entertainment Group
Featuring Chrissie Hynde, Dave Gahan, Lemmy, Mick Jones, Billy Idol and more...

Check out an exclusive clip courtesy of VICE Noisey

After packing cinemas and collecting rave reviews around the world, THE DAMNED: Don't You Wish That We Were Dead is coming to home video on May 20th.

Hailed as "excellent" by Uncut, "fascinating" by The Arts Desk,and "funny, fast-moving and gloriously chaotic" by The Hollywood Reporter, the film was directed/produced by Wes Orshoski, and is the first fully authorized documentary on punk pioneers The Damned.

Ireland's Hot Press raves: "Orshoski came onto our radar with the acclaimed Lemmy documentary in 2011 [which he co-directed/produced] and has once again created a tour de force, presenting an entertaining and searingly honest depiction of the grievously overlooked punk legends."

Filmed around the globe over three years, and world-premiered at SXSW 2015, THE DAMNED: Don't You Wish That We Were Dead tells the story of the third prong in the holy trinity of U.K. punk. In advance of both the Sex Pistols and the Clash, The Damned was the first U.K. punk band to release a single (1976's immortal "New Rose"), the first to release an album ('77's frenetic Damned Damned Damned), and the first to tour America (planting their flag at CBGB in April 1977). Now in their 39th year, The Damned are the only band from London's 1976 Punk Rock Big Bang still touring the world today.

In addition to Damned founders Captain Sensible, Dave Vanian, Rat Scabies and Brian James, the film includes appearances by such one-time bandmates as The Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde, Mick Jones (The Clash) and Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead, as well as such rock and/or punk luminaries as Nick Mason (Pink Floyd), Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols), Steve Diggle (Buzzcocks), JJ Burnel (The Stranglers), Dave Gahan (Depeche Mode), Billy Idol, Ian MacKaye (Minor Threat/Fugazi), Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys), Keith Morris (Black Flag/Circle Jerks/OFF!), Dexter Holland (The Offspring), Jack Grisham (T.S.O.L.), and more.

Taking its name from the title-track of the Damned's 1979 album, Machine Gun Etiquette, the film charts the band's unique history, bitter infighting and legendary bad behavior (drummer Scabies is blamed for creating punk's "gobbing," or spitting, phenomenon); it takes viewers into the toilets once scrubbed by Captain Sensible and viewers follow the Damned on their world-wide 35th anniversary tour in 2011 -- with estranged band founders Scabies and James seen on screen answering that trek with a snarling celebration of their own. In a bizarre twist of fate, other former members find themselves being treated for the same form of cancer by the same doctor in the same Welsh cancer ward; elsewhere, the band's founding members are seen grappling with their legacy, and the fallout from missed and/or bungled business decisions that have kept them painfully working class for most of the past four decades.

The Arts Desk: "Where many music documentaries have a similar dynamic arc-rise, fall, rise again-Don't You Wish That We Were Dead is a fascinating, rambling saga that emanates a rich, sometimes morose, sense of what it's really like to have a whole life defined by the oh-so-brief explosion that was punk rock."

In the bonus features, Captain Sensible takes viewers on a tour of Croydon, the south London town that gave rise to the Damned, and he busks on the streets of Hollywood with actor/musician/comedian Fred Armisen, a huge Damned fan. Elsewhere, the full story of the band's involvement and eventual ousting from the Sex Pistols' fabled Anarchy in the U.K. tour of 1976 is told in detail for the first time. 

In the film, The Damned is credited with helping to ignite the punk scene in America. In 1977, the Damned were the first of the U.K. punks to play in both New York (at CBGB) and Los Angeles (at the Starwood).

In 2010, The Huffington Post's Binky Phillips recalled the band's U.S. debut at CBGB in early April 1977: "I was down at CBGB with a chip on my shoulder. My town was Punk Ground Zero.... I was, in fact, without a struggle, reduced to fan boy within 30 seconds. It was as if the entire evening proceeding them had been in black and white and suddenly we were thrust into Technicolor Oz."

The Damned kick off a West Coast tour in April, which includes two appearances at Coachella (April 16 & 23), as well as stops in San Francisco (April 14, Great American Music Hall); Solana Beach, CA (April 19, Belly Up); Pomona, CA (April 20, The Glass House); and Los Angeles (April 21, The Roxy).

The band officially kicks off its 40th anniversary tour on May 20 with a sold-out gig at The Royal Albert Hall in London.

Follow news about the film at:
   TWITTER: @damnedmovie
   Instagram: DAMNEDDOC

Pre-order at the MVD SHOPhttp://bit.ly/1LV7MRm 

April 2: New Orleans, Louisiana, Zeitgeist Arts Center, 9:30 PM
April 6: London, England, Hackney Picturehouse, 8:30 PM.
April 14-15, 23: Buenos Aires, Argentina, BAFICI - Buenos Aires International Independent Film Fest
April 22-28, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Broadway Theatre, check times for each date
April 24, Kingston, New York, BSP Kingston, 6:30 PM
April 28: Houston, Texas, 14 Pews, 8 PM
April 29-30: Providence, Rhode Island, The Cable Car Cinema, PM, PM
May 2: Orlando, Florida, Enzian Theater, 9:30 PM
May 5: Durham, North Carolina, The Pinhook, 7 PM
May 6: Calgary, Alberta, Canada, The Globe, 7 PM, 9 PM
May 12: Toronto, Canada, Revue Cinema, 9:15 PM
May 23, 25: Edmonton, Canada, Metro Cinema
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Olga Bell releases video for "Randomness" and announces new album "Tempo" [out 27th May]

"Grand compositional ambitions and a dynamic voice…the arty, adventurous edge of pop" - The New York Times
"Mesmerizing, eventful, and strange" - Pitchfork
"…some of the most unfettered and joyful music that contemporary music has to offer." - NOWNESS
"Magical" - Noisey

One Little Indian is set to release Olga Bell's new album Tempo on 27th May. Lead single "Randomness" recently received "Best New Track" at Pitchfork after it was premiered by Dummy, who described the house-influenced track as "the fuel of self-manifestation." The Minister Akins-directed video premiered yesterday on i-D, who says of the track, "if you're anything like us, you've probably had [it] stuck in your head since it surfaced earlier this month." The video is available to watch and share here (full video credits at link). The track is available for instant download with album pre-order.

Written, produced and performed by Bell, Tempo is her third LP—following 2014's Krai and 2011's Diamonite—and features contributions from vocalist Sara Lucas and longtime collaborators Jason Nazary and Gunnar Olsen. See below for track list and a selection of live dates, with more to be announced.

"This record is first for the body, then for the mind," says Bell, who began writing the album immediately after seeing the film Paris Is Burning. "I started every song by thinking about tempo specifically, listening to the metronome alone, feeling its relation to my body, to the pace of the day, the weather, the light. On fast days I listened to club music, most of it at least twenty years old, and on slow days I turned to early West Coast hip-hop and Portishead because of how physically charged and compelling these records feel despite their low BPM."

The highly anticipated LP follows the October release of Incitation, a five-track EP described by NOWNESS as "a perfect platform for Bell's remarkable voice, mirroring the unflinching, self-analyzing lyrics." Pitchfork went on to praise Bell's "muscular voice" and "knack for arrangements that are simultaneously refined and overwhelming," while The New York Times lauded her "forthright, supple melodies to hold everything together, and a voice—creamy, vibrant, sensual—that makes all her conundrums startlingly immediate."

Born in Moscow and raised in Alaska, Bell is a composer, producer and performer based in Brooklyn. A prodigious classical pianist as a child and teenager, Bell graduated from Boston's New England Conservatory before moving to New York City to pursue electronic composition and songwriting. In 2011 she received a Jerome Fund Grant from the American Composers Forum to aid in the completion of her first large-scale composition, Krai, which was released as an album in 2014 after a sold-out premiere at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. The New York Times describedKrai as "at once a folkloric study of her homeland and a contemporary exercise in electronic production." Bell continues to perform Krai, most recently premiering a new arrangement with the Grammy-nominated string orchestra A Far Cry at Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

10th April - Music Hall of Williamsburg - Brooklyn, NY*
12th Apri - Underground Arts - Philadelphia, PA*
13th April - Ottobar  - Baltimore, MD*
14th April - Southern Cafe & Music Hall - Charlottesville, VA*
15th April - Black Cat - Washington, DC*
*supporting Chairlift

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Tancred's "Violently Catchy" LP streaming at The FADER- Out Friday on Polyvinyl




Out Of The Garden, is a full-on blast of power pop with an angry shadow behind it. Lead singer and songwriter Jess Abbott's voice sounds like it came straight out of 1999; she's got those perfect, subtly nasal pipes that sound like the sweetest, chewiest, most long-lasting bubblegum.” - THE FADER

Out of the Garden is just phenomenal… this to me feels like a breakthrough,
I feel like they’ll have a good year.”
- NPR Music

You can sense the catharsis in this song’s defiant, retrospective lyrics and aggressive guitar parts. On top of that there’s the grungy, almost surf-rock bass parts, upbeat drum patterns, and crisp vocals, all of it strongly communicating Abbott’s message.”
- Stereogum (on “Sell My Head”)

Going by first single, ‘Sell My Head,’ she’s rocking harder than ever.”
- Brooklyn Vegan

‘Control Me’ is a phenomenal song, driving and personal and impossible to keep out of your head.”
- USA Today FTW
Photo Credit: Chloe Aftel

Tancred and Polyvinyl Records are excited for fans to hear the new album, Out of the Garden, streaming in full now at THE FADER ahead of its April 1st release. Produced by That Dog’s Anna Waronker and Off!/Redd Kross member Steven McDonald, Out of the Garden has already been hailed as a “phenomenal” new album by NPR Music, with lead single “Sell My Head” being praised by Stereogum for how it “simmers with a uniquely bold energy” and most recent single, “Control Me,” receiving USA Today’s seal of approval with the declaration, “If you’re a fan of The Breeders (and how could you not be?) this is a song you will love.” Tancred are in the midst of a national spring tour in support of the album. Upcoming tour dates below.

Stream Out of the Garden via THE FADER

Pre-Order Out of the Garden via Polyvinyl Records

Written over a two-year period during a break from touring, Out of the Garden’s emphasis on re-defining feminine expectations was shaped by primary songwriter Jess Abbott’s experiences living in Minneapolis and working at a liquor store in a rough part of town. “I learned how to speak up when I needed to and how to truly be myself without reservation,” Abbott recalls. “I felt afraid walking home at night, and after a couple of months I just got sick of it and started getting into self-defense and self-empowerment as a means of coping. Finding my own strength changed everything.”

After writing and tracking every song in her apartment, Abbott enlisted Kevin Medina and Terrence Vitali to add drums and bass to her demos. The band then traveled to LA to record with McDonald and Waronker. As a result, Out of the Garden showcases Tancred shedding its former skin in favor of a bolder and infinitely more confident sound. Says Abbott, “Out of the Garden represents doing what you want, what you need, without letting anything or anyone stop you - and smiling while you do it.”

Upcoming tour dates below.

Upcoming Tour Dates:

3/30 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
3/31 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
4/02 - Portland, OR @ The Hawthorne
4/03 - Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
4/06 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
4/08 - St. Louis, MO @ The Luminary

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Nosaj Thing shares new track, announces new EP + audio-visual tour with Daito Manabe





STREAM: "N R 2" - https://youtu.be/yA0I7-vW22s

Following 2015's Fated LP, Nosaj Thing is back today to announce a new EP set for release on April 8th. NO REALITY, which also shares a name with his new audio-visual tour with esteemed visual artist (and frequent collaborator) Daito Manabe, is a 5-track offering to be released by Innovative Leisure. Check out NO REALITY cut "N R 2" above now.

Nosaj Thing will showcase NO REALITY material on his forthcoming performances with Daito Manabe, a run that is bookended by Coachella appearances with shows in Brooklyn, San Francisco and Los Angeles in between. The shows will feature technology applications drawn and evolved from their their previous collaborations together on Nosaj Thing's "Eclipse/Blue" and "Cold Stares" music videos, which includes Augmented Reality, 3D scanning and motion capture.
Daito has become well-known in the music space for his work with artists like Bjork, Squarepusher, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Perfume, with which he premiered some of these same techniques during their SXSW performance in 2015. In discussing their latest video, Wired UK points out the effectiveness of Daito's focus on switching between worlds. "The [result] is both jarring and seamless, shifting between real and virtual realities so quickly that the line between the two worlds vanishes." This is the goal ofNO REALITY collaboration, to give the audience a truly transportive live experience. "We are constantly experimenting and thinking of ways to create a new form of performance by utilizing technologies such as machine and deep learning," adds Manabe.

The NO REALITY vision was birthed with their first live performance together at Taico Festival in Japan last year, however the US premiere is the initial realization of the dream. While Nosaj has been known for his leading edge visual shows, the Daito live performance promises to be a mind-blowing revelation. Plans are being formed now for the next set of US tour dates, for Fall 2016.

In the meantime, check out the cover art for the NO REALITY EP and first track "N R 2" above now and see below for all EP details and tour dates.

Nosaj Thing
(Innovative Leisure)
April 8, 2016

1. N R 1
2. N R 2
3. N R 3
4. N R 4
5. N R 5

04/17 Indio, CA - Coachella
04/18 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
04/20 San Francisco, CA - Mezzanine
04/21 Los Angeles, CA - The Regent
04/24 Indio, CA - Coachella

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Fat White Family Tour Comes To LA April 13th

Fat White Family North American Tour Comes To LA April 13th
'Songs For Our Mothers' Out Now Via Without Consent/Fat Possum Records
Photo: Steve Gullick

"A truly bracing performance." The Independent 
“A powerful display of rock 'n roll unparalleled anywhere else in the capital.” Gigwise (London)
“A raucous display of real, unique music that is a breath of fresh air…”  Wordpress
“We know we’re in good hands and for just one banging, mind blowing joyous hour, we enter their wild world with a show that unapologetically sets the bar for 2016.” Oxford Mail
“Studiously crafted and meticulously executed from start to finish, if any doubts remained as to whether Fat White Family were the most important rock and roll band of their generation, this should put a lid on it once and for all. For Songs for Our Mothers is of a rare breed of record that's both of its time yet timeless in nature.. “ Drowned In Sound
"Fat White Family have a knack for turning questionable taste into excellent punk rock."  Rolling Stone
"...rock ‘n’ roll desperados who play with such debauched ferocity that you worry their art will be the death of them." NewYork Post
“What makes them special is that it’s organic. Their music is an extension of themselves, pure id, and that’s what makes them so enthralling. This is the sound of a death-or-glory headlong charge.” Line Of Best Fit
“Fat White Family never sought to embrace high art. High art thrust itself upon them.” NY Observer
”…off-kilter, anthemic passages.” Autre

“Any album that makes you worry about yourself is worth exploring. It’s even better if it’s excruciatingly cool in the process. Fat White Family have built a nonstop, sit-down kind of album that grips you all the way through its strangely elegant finish. But where Songs For Our Mothers really triumphs is in its ability to take you somewhere totally new – even if you’d prefer not to know where that is.” Pancakes And Whiskey
“Affliction and addiction shape their twisted worldview, and while their musical translation of this mindset—infusing the darkly-shaded psychedelia of Velvet Underground with the cheap electronic throb of Suicide— is anything but pretty on the ears, the group’s knotted noise feels inviting.” Pitchfork
“…the band's most intricate and best recordings yet. It’s as if they’re goading, ‘Sure, criticise us, but just listen to these choruses!’ NME

April 12 - San Diego, CA - Casbah ^^
April 13 - Los Angeles, CA -  The Satellite ^^
April 14 - Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory ^^
April 18 - Sacramento, CA - Harlow's Restaurant & Nightclub
April 19 - San Francisco, CA - Social Hall **
April 21 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge **
April 22 - Seattle, WA - Barboza **
April 23 - Vancouver, BC - The Cobalt **
April 26 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry **
April 27 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle **
April 28 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop **
April 29 - Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts - Black Box **
April 30 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall **
May 2 - Brooklyn, NY - Baby's All Right **
May 3 - New York, NY - Le Poisson Rouge **
May 4 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall **
May 6 - Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace (Canadian Music Week)
May 7 - Toronto, ON - Velvet Underground (Canadian Music Week)

^^ w/ Gateway Drugs
** w/ Dilly Dally
Watch the video for 'Whitest Boy On The Beach' here

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Innerspace Orchestra (The Horrors / Fanfarlo / The Pipettes) reveal video for debut single 'One Way Glass'

Innerspace Orchestra
reveal video for debut single 'One Way Glass'
"The debut video from Innerspace Orchestra is a gift for anyone who is stoned right now" - Noisey
The Horrors and Fanfarlo members unite with Rose Elinor Dougall (Mark Ronson, The Pipettes) to form new band
INNERSPACE ORCHESTRA, the new project of Tom Furse (The Horrors), Cathy Lucas (Fanfarlo) and Rose Elinor Dougall (Mark Ronson, The Pipettes) are pleased to announce news of their debut singleOne Way Glass. The band today reveal the video directed and animated by Alden Volney. View it here
Already acclaimed in their own right with their own projects, the track was the result of an impromptu recording session, revealing the multi-facetted trio in perfect union and brought about the birth of INNERSPACE ORCHESTRA. 
One Way Glass hints at the past work of all three artists whilst retaining an altogether fresh and unique outlook. Taking Tom's flair with synthesizers, Cathy's rich instrumentation, Rose's charming and composed vocal delivery and a shared love of soaring shoegaze guitars, the band impress with an expansive, widescreen sound.
One Way Glass is available digitally through Different Recordings - the electronic imprint of [PIAS]

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White Lung Unveil "Kiss Me When I Bleed" and Announce U.S. Tour



Photo: Rick Rodney


Fresh off of a victorious SXSW, White Lung release another stellar track off their upcoming fourth studio album Paradise, due out May 6, 2016 on Domino. Front woman Mish Barber-Way explains, "'Kiss Me When I Bleed' is about pride. That kind of steadfast, I-don't-give-a-fuck-I'm-in-love pride in that we all wish we had for someone. This song is my fairytale. Riches to rags and happily ever after because nothing else in this world really matters except love." Synthesizers? Nope. That's Kenny William's guitar.  He has reworked and re-pitched his parts resulting in what Annie Clark (St. Vincent) compares to evil mosquitos - a bit off and unsettling.

This second cut, follows up the release 'Hungry', which received 'Best New Track' from Pitchfork, who said "propelled by ringing guitars and Way's piercing vocals, the track is a tightly-wound, catchy-as-fuck invective played at a polished, breakneck velocity." Also, noting the band is "ostensibly teetering on the edge of a major breakthrough."

White Lung will tour extensively throughout the US and Canada summer. The band will kick the tour off on release day in Toronto, followed by a Record Release show at Baby's All Right in Brooklyn, NY. Other highlights include an appearance at the inaugural Panorama Festival, Montreal's Osheaga Festival and Levitation in Vancouver.

For the making of Paradise, vocalist Mish Barber-Way, guitarist Kenneth William and drummer Anne-Marie Vassiliou reconnected in Los Angeles to work with producer Lars Stalfors (HEALTH, Cold War Kids, Alice Glass). In October of 2015, White Lung spent a month in the studio, working closely with Stalfors to challenge what could be done with their songs. Bringing all the energy, unique guitar work and lyrical prowess the band are known for to the studio, White Lung curated their songs with a new pop sensibility, focusing in on making a record for the present - "I wanted a record that sounded like it was made in 2016", said William. Mixed by Stalfors and later mastered by Joe LaPorta, Paradise is their smartest, brightest songwriting yet.

Mish Barber-Way and Kenneth William sat down with Annie Clark a.k.a St. Vincent to discuss the making of the album and their creative process. The entire conversation can be read here.

Paradise is available to pre-order now on limited edition deluxe colored vinyl, limited edition tri-glitter cassette, CD, and digital download.

Pre-order: Dom Mart / Bandcamp / iTunes
Paradise Tracklisting:

1. Dead Weight
2. Narcoleptic
3. Below
5. Demented
6. Sister
7. Hungry
8. I Beg You
9. Vegas
10. Paradise

White Lung 2016 Tour Dates:
* = w/ Unknown Mortal Orchestra

May 6 || Toronto, ON - Velvet Underground (Canadian Music Week)
May 7 || Brooklyn, NY - Baby's All Right
May 24 || Brighton, UK - Green Door Store
May 25 || Bristol, UK - Start The Bus
May 26 || London, UK - Victoria 
May 27 || Birmingham, UK - The Flapper
May 28 || Leeds, UK - Brudenell Games Room 
May 29 || Manchester, UK - The Star & Garter 
May 31 || Paris, France - Ephemere
June 1 || Liege, BE - La Zone
June 2 || The Hague, NL - Paard (Small Hall)
June 3 || Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
June 5 || Antwerp, BE - Trix
June 16-18 || Vancouver, BC - Levitation
July 8 || Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom
July 9 || San Diego, CA - Casbah
July 10 || Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
July 13 || Austin, TX - The Sidewinder
July 18 || Bloomington, IN - Bluebird*
July 19 || Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom
July 20 || Detroit, MI - El Club
July 22-24 || Oro-Medonte, ON - WayHome Music & Arts Festival
July 24 || New York, NY - Panorama Music & Arts Festival
July 29-31 || Montreal, QC - Osheaga Festival
July 30 || Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
August 1 || Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle
August 2 || Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel
August 4 || Columbus, OH - Big Room Bar
August 6 || Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club
August 8 || Winnipeg, MB - The Good Will
August 10 || Calgary, AB - Commonwealth
August 12 || Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
August 13 || Seattle, WA - Neumos
August 15 || San Francisco, CA - The Independent 

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MY RAMONES by DANNY FIELDS // Rare and previously unpublished photos of The Ramones



‘My RAMONES - Danny Fields’ is a unique document of the band’s early career that will be published on 27th April 2016 as a hardback limited edition.

The photobook collects rare and never before-seen photographs of the Ramones compiled in collaboration with Danny, the band’s first manager. Chosen from his extensive personal archive, all the images of the four founding members of the Ramones were taken between 1975 – 1977 when Fields co-managed them with Linda Stein and had unique access to the band. The photos are accompanied with commentary and captions by Fields adding new perspective and insight to one of the best-known bands in recent music history.

View images from the book here

Fields first saw the Ramones play at CBGBs in New York; after a 17 minute set, he met with the four founding members and told them that he wanted to be their manager. “I had to bribe them with $3000 which they said they needed for a new set of drums. I went to Florida, asked my mother to lend me the money, came back with her cheque, and got the job. I photographed the band on tour, backstage, in the studio, walking around, meeting fans, seeing the sights and just checking things out” says Fields.

Fields and his partner Linda Stein brought the band to London in July 1976, where their appearances at The Roundhouse and Dingwall’s had an indelible influence on the emerging punk scene in the UK.

About Danny Fields

Danny Fields is a Godfather in the Rock & Roll community. He has been a journalist, editor, disc jockey, photographer, manager, publicist and record executive throughout his musical tenure. After dropping out of Harvard Law School, he began integrating with Andy Warhol and The Factory crowd. Once acting as the publicist for The Doors, Danny’s career flourished. He went on to work for Elektra Records, and was responsible for discovering and managing The Ramones, MC5 and Iggy and The Stooges. He had a life-long relationship with Linda Eastman McCartney and, after her death, wrote a biography of her life.

Advance orders are now being taken at www.firstthirdbooks.com

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