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7/26/2017

Eszter Balint playing McCabe's opening for Tammy Faye Starlite August 25th

Singer/songwriter/actress extraordinaire Eszter Balint is due to play her first Los Angeles date in a very long time. She'll be opening for Tammy Faye Starlite andaccompanying Ms. Starlite as well in her tribute to the late Velvet Underground chanteuse Nico at McCabe's on August 25. In her own set, Balint will be showcasing material from her three solo albums along with brand new materials. Her most recent album Airless Midnight was recorded in New York's Brooklyn Recording and Richmond's Montrose Recording, produced by JD Foster, and features masterful and provocative guitar work from Chris Cochrane (John Zorn), Marc Ribot, Dave Schramm (Yo La Tengo), as well as distinctive vocal contributions from songstress Sam Phillips. I'm hoping you'll consider advancing her show with a feature or advance blurb. Please let me know if you need the music. Here's the first video from the album, "Trouble You Don't See:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDSR6Ahk8e8
 
Eszter has been very busy for past few years. In 2014 she was making good progress writing material for the new album when out of the blue-after a long hiatus from acting-she was offered a part she couldn't refuse. She agreed to be featured in a six-episode arc of Louis C.K.'s F/X series Louie, Season 4; her performance as his Hungarian girlfriend "Amia" earned her considerable critical praise. Eszter also improvised compositions, sang and played violin for the series. As soon as filming wrapped, Eszter returned to work on her album.
 
After releasing her second album Mud in 2004, Eszter took a break from music and focused on parenting. Once her son started attending school, she began writing again, in part, "to keep sane while coping with a series of difficult personal circumstances." After a number of years spent writing and polishing these songs, doing studio sessions with other artists and resuming live performance, Balint felt she had a body of work worth capturing in the studio.
 
What resulted is Balint's most confident effort to date. The lyrics are cohesive and support strong, if mysterious, narratives with a decisive cinematic feel. The accompanying tunes are varied and strategically eclectic in approach. There's more rock and punk influence here, which gives way to an eerie, calm spaciousness. These songs are artful, sophisticated yet earthy, there's guts and grit and beauty too; it's an eloquent expression of her life experiences to date. 

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YES Drummer Alan White Welcomes Dylan Howe To Join Rhythm Section for YESTIVAL Tour // YES To Launch Video Diary July 29

  
YES DRUMMER ALAN WHITE
WELCOMES
DYLAN HOWE
TO JOIN RHYTHM SECTION
FOR NORTH AMERICAN 'YESTIVAL' TOUR
 
YES TO LAUNCH
VIDEO DIARY JULY 29
IN CONJUNCTION WITH
ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME AND LIVE NATION
 
  

2017 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees YES and longtime drummer Alan White have today (7/26) announced that Dylan Howe, son of guitarist Steve Howe, will be joining the band's rhythm section on this summer's 31-date North American YESTIVAL tour creating a twin drum powerhouse alongside White, in similar fashion that Bill Bruford and White brought on their Union Tour in the early 1990s with two drummers playing simultaneously.
 
"It's a pleasure for me to welcome Dylan Howe to the YES stage," shares White. "I've known Dylan for most of his life and I'm proud to think I've helped to be an inspiration in his musical journey. I'm very much looking forward to performing with him this summer for the upcoming YES tour."
 
"I feel very honored and fortunate to have got the call to join YES this summer," adds Dylan. "This to me is, quite possibly, the musical zenith of my career - my love for this music and the great musicianship that runs through it has always been a massive inspiration to me. Bill and Alan's drumming is why I started playing the drums in the first place, and to have the opportunity to honor their great contribution to drumming whilst playing alongside Alan with my brilliant father and this outstanding lineup is a dream come true for me."
 
   
Above (L-R): Alan White (July 19, 2017 at WHITE show in Newcastle, WA) and Dylan Howe
 
YESTIVAL features special guest Todd Rundgren and an opening set from Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy honoring the magic of Keith Emerson and Greg Lake, as well as a few special "Evening with YES" shows. The tour kicks off August 4 in Greensboro, NC and will travel throughout the U.S. and Canada until September 19 with stops in Baltimore, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Cleveland, Phoenix, Las Vegas, San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Vancouver, Calgary, Boston and many more. Tickets for all YESTIVALdates are currently on sale, except for the newly added September 15 show in Rochesterwhich goes on sale Friday, August 4 at 10am EST. See below for full list of YESTIVAL tour dates and go to www.yesworld.com for all ticketing information.
 
Click here to watch the YESTIVAL promo reel.
 
This summer's annual trek will feature a set list of greatest hits from all of the band's studio albums up to 1980, showcasing the storied history of one of the world's most influential, ground-breaking, and respected progressive rock bands. YES--Steve Howe (guitar since 1970), Alan White (drums since 1972), Geoff Downes (keyboards; first joined in 1980), Jon Davison (vocals since 2011) and Billy Sherwood (guitar/keyboards in the 1990s and the late Chris Squire's choice to take over bass/vocals in 2015)--will treat fans to such hits as"Roundabout" and "Starship Trooper," performing at least one song from each of the band's first 10 albums starting with 1969's Yes to 1980's Drama.
 
Beginning this Saturday, July 29, YES will start releasing a video diary in conjunction with theRock & Roll Hall of Fame and Live Nation to give the band's dedicated and longstanding multi-generational fans, and all music lovers, a look at touring from the band's point of view. The series will be updated regularly throughout the tour on the YES websitewww.yesworld.com and across the band's and Rock Hall's social networks.
 
In addition, as part of the Cleveland YESTIVAL date, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will celebrate the 2017 Inductees with a week-long series of events August 15-20. Fans are invited to the Rock Hall to celebrate the music and influence of YES with a week of live music, programs, films, and a dedication for the 2017 Inductee exhibit with members of the band. Visit www.rockhall.com for more details.
 
"YES is an immensely talented band whose fans tirelessly pursued recognition for them into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame," said Greg Harris, President and CEO, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. "We're celebrating the sounds and legacy of the prog-rock giants and 2017 Inductees with a week of events at the Rock Hall with fans around the globe."
 
 
YESTIVAL 2017 Summer Tour Dates:
DATE
 
CITY
VENUE
Fri
8/4
Greensboro, NC
White Oak Amphitheatre at Greensboro Coliseum Complex
Sat
8/5
Boone, NC
Holmes Convocation Center
Mon
8/7
Baltimore, MD
Pier Six Concert Pavilion
Tue
8/8
Upper Darby, PA
Tower Theatre
Thu
8/10
Mashantucket, CT
The Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino
Fri
8/11
Brooklyn, NY
Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk
Sat
8/12
Holmdel, NJ
PNC Bank Center
Mon
8/14
Hershey, PA
Hershey Theatre
Wed
8/16
Greensburg, PA
The Palace Theatre
Thu
8/17
Clarkston, MI
DTE Energy Music Theatre
Sat
8/19
Elgin, IL
Festival Park - Grand Victoria Casino
Sun
8/20
Cleveland, OH
Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
Tue
8/22
Oklahoma City, OK
The Zoo Amphitheatre
Wed
8/23
Sugar Land, TX
Smart Financial Centre
Fri
8/25
Phoenix, AZ
Celebrity Theatre
Sat
8/26
Las Vegas, NV
The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
~Mon
8/28
San Diego, CA
Balboa Theatre
Tue
8/29
Los Angeles, CA
Microsoft Theater
**Thu
8/31
Reno, NV
Grand Sierra Resort - Grand Theatre
**Fri
9/1
San Francisco, CA
Warfield Theatre
Sun
9/3
Tulalip, WA
Tulalip Amphitheatre
^Tue
9/5
Vancouver, BC
Queen Elizabeth Theatre
^Thu
9/7
Edmonton, AB
Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
^Fri
9/8
Calgary, AB
Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
^Mon
9/11
Moorhead, MN
Bluestem Center for the Arts Amphitheatre
^Tue
9/12
Cedar Rapids, IA
McGrath Amphitheatre
^Thu
9/14
London, ON
Budweiser Gardens
^Fri
9/15
Rochester, NY
Roc Dome Arena
**Sun
9/17
Boston, MA
The Wilbur Theatre
**Mon
9/18
Huntington, NY
The Paramount
**Tue
9/19
Huntington, NY
The Paramount
    
** YES only
 
~ with Carl Palmer only
 
^ with Todd Rundgren only

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Warbly Jets to release self-titled debut album on Oct 20 // Pre-Order now available

TO RELEASE SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM ON OCTOBER 20
"4th COMING BOMB" DEBUTS AT FLAUNT
SUMMER TOUR STARTS TOMORROW AT THE ROXY IN LA CONTINUING TO EUROPE IN THE FALL

Photo: Marko Prelic
Stream & Share: 4th Coming Bomb 

"Starting off with soft, synthesized beats, “4th Coming Bomb” detonates into a full-out jam by melding together buoyant drum lines and guitar chords into a rhythm that’ll have both your hips swaying and your heart aching for October."
Flaunt: “4th Coming Bomb” Premiere


New York, NY (July 25, 2017) – Ask synth player Julien O'Neill how Warbly Jets fits into LA's music scene and he'll have a simple answer for you: they don't. They exist out there in the ether—caught somewhere in between yesterday and today, where massive rock 'n' roll melodies brush up against skittish breakbeats, swoon-worthy strings, and laser-guided synth lines. Warbly Jets will release its self-titled debut album on October 20 via Rebel Union Recordings and the album is available for pre-order at PledgeMusic and iTunes.

Despite a lack of allegiance to any sound or place, since the release of their debut single "Alive" and the slithering music industry indictment "The Lowdown" the four piece has grown explosively and earned praise from Brooklyn Vegan, Indie Shuffle, Self-Titled, Live FAST, KROQ, 91X and LA Weekly and climbed the charts of Spotify, VEVO and Apple Music. Today, Flaunt debuts the third album track with "4th Coming Bomb", a cacophony of melody where each instrument holds it’s own hook while their rhythms mash together in demented ways.

"The music mirrors the message," says the band. We’re all trying to live and breathe in this world at the same time, not noticing if we’re hurting or helping one another. It works for now, but might explode at any second."

The lyrics were inspired by singer/guitarist Samual Shea's favorite quotes by writer Eugene Bell, "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

"This quote alway shaped that way I create music," he says. "I hope that as an artist I can leave a lasting impression and inspire the creatives of our future even after i'm no longer around."

Listen & Share: Warbly Jets "The Lowdown"
Read More About "The Lowdown" on Self Titled

“Gutsy, melodic and catchy-as-hell”
Matt Wilkinson, Beats 1

"One Artist To Watch In 2017" -- WBUR (NPR)

"glittery flashes of such Britpop influences as Oasis and Primal Scream."
-- LA Weekly

"wielding a hefty promise to deliver pure bombastic rock ‘n’ roll... sitting on the precipice of a career with limitless possibilities" -- Grimy Goods

Order Warbly Jets Now

Warbly Jets Tour Dates:
July 26 - Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy Theatre
July 29 - Salt Lake City, UT - Diabolical Records
July 30 - Denver, CO - Lost Lake
Aug 02 - Kansas City, MO - Riot Room
Aug 03 - Rock Island, IL - RIBCO

Aug 04 - Appleton, WI - Mile of Music
Aug 05 - Appleton, WI - Mile of Music
Aug 06 - Chicago, IL - Schubas
Aug 08 - Brooklyn, NY - Baby's All Right
Aug 09 - Brooklyn, NY - Baby's All Right
Aug 10 -  Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie
Aug 11 - Washington, DC - DC9

Aug 13 - Charlotte, NC - The Underground
Aug 15 - Nashville, TN - The Basement
Aug 16 - Austin, TX - The Sidewinder
Aug 19 - Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
Aug 20 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
Sep 05 - London, UK - The Shacklewell Arms
Sep 08 - Paris, FR - Supersonic
Sep 12 - London, UK - The Shacklewell Arms
Sep 14 - Leeds, UK - Lending Rooms
Sep 17 - Manchester, UK - Soup Kitchen
Sep 19 - London, UK - The Shacklewell Arms
Sep 25 - London, UK - The Shacklewell Arms
Oct  07 - Indianapolis, IN - Fountain Square Music Fest

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Lomelda shares "Out There," touring this fall with Pinegrove and Florist

LOMELDA SHARES "OUT THERE"

TOURING WITH PINEGROVE AND FLORIST

THX OUT 9/8 VIA DOUBLE DOUBLE WHAMMY

Photo Credit: Adan Carlo

LISTEN TO "OUT THERE"

Today, Lomelda has shared "Out There," the latest from her upcoming album, ThxNPR, who premiered the track, are calling it "a gentle, swaying track that rests on Read's cautious delivery," while songwriter Hannah Read, says it's a song about "never knowing." Thx is available for pre-ordernow and due out September 8th via Double Double Whammy.

Hannah Read, who performs under the moniker Lomelda, makes music that is textural and spacious. Her words are suggestive snapshots of loosely knitted observations, depicting quiet moments between friends and lovers and half-remembered celestial occurrences. In her songs, the memory of the past and glimpses of future stretch out on either side of you, and the present is unsteady and always shifting. 

Lomelda has also announced a Fall tour with Pinegrove and Florist. All dates below.

LISTEN TO THE ALBUM'S PREVIOUS SINGLE 

ABOUT LOMELDA:
If you were to ask Hannah Read what Lomelda means, you'd probably end up with some kind of non-answer and a new topic. It is a guarded secret reserved for those who really pry. It is a high school attempt at describing something vast and powerful yet uniquely quiet and complex. And it is ever-changing. Lomelda is about memory, intimacy, and the tragedies of distance. As a band, it has appeared in several forms over the years, but always, to Hannah, Lomelda has been about discovering friendship and connection. Close collaborators have become closer friends. And when you see Lomelda, when you hear it, it is apparent that Hannah cares deeply about the connection made with the people on stage, the connection with you. 

PRAISE FOR LOMELDA:
"Washed with a sense of cautious wonder... 'InterstateVision' shows Read's knack for imbuing small observations with vast, occasionally spiritual significance." -Pitchfork

"Thrives on immediacy, placing Read's towering voice and open-hearted lyrics front-and-center." -Stereogum

"Sweet and melancholy" -The FADER
"Emotional, personable and charmingly raw." -The Line Of Best Fit

TOUR DATES:
9/20 - Burlington, VT @ ArtsRiot * 
9/21 - Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz PDB * 
9/22 - Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground * 
9/24 - Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop *
9/26 - Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck *
9/27 - Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street (OKC) * 
9/28 - Houston, TX @ Walter's Downtown *
9/29 - Austin, TX @ Barracuda *
9/30 - Dallas, TX @ Club Dada * 
10/2 - El Paso, TX @ The Perch at Tricky Falls * 
10/3 - Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress * 
10/5 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echoplex * 
10/6 - San Diego, CA @ The Irenic * 
10/7 - Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room * 
10/10 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst (Atrium) * 
10/11 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's * 
10/12 - Reno, NV @ The Holland Project * 
10/14 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater * 
10/16 - Iowa City, IA @ Gabe's * 
10/17 - Sioux Falls, SD @ Total Drag Records * 
10/18 - Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium * 
10/19 - Minneapolis, MN@ 7th St Entry * 
10/20 - Milwaukee, WI@ The Back Room at Colectivo *

* w/ Pinegrove and Florist


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Talullah Ruff Shares "I Am Not" via Atwood Magazine | EP Out August 25th

TALULLAH RUFF SHARES "I AM NOT"
VIA ATWOOD MAGAZINE

DEBUT EP
WHAT IS HONEST

OUT AUGUST 25th, 2017
photo cred: Lissy Elle

"Her low, mysterious voice propels the listener into an otherworldly space, and her songs feel tinged with something nostalgic and just out of reach."
Atwood Magazine

"...alt-rock tribute to questioning everything including yourself."
Ladygunn

"With a set of effortless vocals and a strong pop sensibility, NYC-based Talullah Ruff typically crafts radio-ready alt-blues tunes..."
The Deli NYC

"...pop music with an alt-blues twist."
All Things Go
NYC-based, alt-rock singer-songwriter Talullah Ruff announces her debut, self-produced EP,What Is Honestdue out August 25th, 2017. The EP was self-recorded in various locations - Ruff's apartment, her friends' NYU dorm room, the studio at Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music and Brooklyn DIY studio space, Mama Coco's Funky Kitchen. The EP was mastered by Grammy nominated Tom Waltz. Today, Talullah Ruff shares her new single, "I Am Not" viaAtwood Magazine, who states, "There is a maturity in the song’s message, and somewhat of a callout to those who are made uncomfortable by others’ lives and choices."

Reflection lies at the core of Ruff's art, her lyrics acting as mirrors for what she internalizes about herself and her experiences of dejection. She seeks to create sonic worlds for her listeners, while also attempting to forge refuge and connection. With over 200 unreleased songs and 2 unpublished novels to her name, What Is Honest represents a curated collection of her works from freshman year of high school to her sophomore year in college. Blending 1970s-esque production with 1990s alt-rock songwriting and aesthetics, Ruff has built her own brand of art rock, in which she seeks to blend each eclectic side of herself. Using piano and vocals to drive forward her heart-rendering lyrics, her music suggests a nostalgic nod to her inspirations, such as Fiona Apple, Jeff Buckley and Tori Amos.

The album artwork, drawn and painted by Ruff herself, evokes a sense of rawness and honesty. The image of a half naked women with a flower head - with no intention to instill any level of shock-value - was meant to embody the simplistic beauty of the human body and the natural forms taken for granted or warped by our own misconceptions. The red rose symbolizes the stigmas that come with womanhood and others' expectations and projections onto Ruff. EP tracks such as, "I Am Not," and title track, "What Is Honest" touch on these influences - both external and internal - that evoke negativity and anxiety, but push through the issues with intricate lyrics and brazen vocal melodies.
WHAT IS HONEST - TRACKLISTING
01. What Is Honest
02. Anger Is An Acid
03. I Am Not
04. Home Is Where The Heart Aches
05. Paper And Ink Girl/I'm So Heavy

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Hamilton Leithauser Premieres "Song With No Name" via Consequence of Sound

Hamilton Leithauser Premieres "Song With No Name" via Consequence of Sound
CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND PREMIERE
PHILIA: ARTISTS RISE AGAINST ISLAMOPHOBIA
“With so many real problems in the world, it is disheartening that the President of the United States continues to preach base xenophobia, dim-witted anger, and hate,” the former Walkmen frontman explains to Consequence of Sound. “His signature accomplishment thus far is the amplification of irrational fear and prejudice.”
Named for the Greek word for brotherly love, Philia “aims to connect people through music and the arts, to promote the ideals of civic love and respect across America”; all proceeds from the release will benefit Unity Productions Foundation, a nonprofit tirelessly devoted to combating Islamophobia.
Philia: Artists Rise Against Islamophobia is a music and arts collaboration project designed to bring awareness to the growing problem of Islamophobia. According to the Department of Justice, incidents of bullying, discrimination and hate crimes towards American Muslims and those perceived to be Muslim have dramatically increased over the past year. Named after the Greek word for brotherly love, Philia aims to connect people through music and the arts, to promote the ideals of civic love and respect across America. Philia includes a vinyl album and digital release followed by multiple live concerts. Proceeds go to benefit the work of Unity Productions Foundation, a nationally recognized nonprofit educational organization that specializes in combating Islamophobia.
Philia: Artists Rise Against Islamophobia Tracklist:
01. Mac DeMarco – “Don Juan”
02. Drop Electric – “Aisha And The Knife”
03. Heems – “Blades”
04. Hamilton Leithauser – “Song With No Name” (Shane MacGowan And The Popes Cover)
05. Khruangbin – “Ma Be Ham Nemiresim” (Googoosh Cover)
06. Fruit Bats – “Salamander”
07. Small Leaks Sink Ships – “Sympathetic Resonance”
08. Emel Mathlouthi – “Insanity”
09. The Dodos – “Mirror Fake”
10. Vetiver – “Lumiere”
11. John Vanderslice – “Karma Police” (Radiohead Cover)
Philia: Artists Rise Against Islamophobia Tour Dates:
08/16 – Portland, OR @ The Doug Fir Lounge (Fruit Bats and solo)
08/18 – San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Music Hall (Veviter & more TBA)
08/23 – Philadelphia, PA @ TBA (Grubby Little Hands, Drop Electric, Small Leaks Sink Ships)
08/24 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar (Heems, Drop Electric, Small Leaks Sink Ships, Slow Machete)
08/27 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat (Drop Electric, Small Leaks Sink Ships)

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