2/28/2017

WIRE Silver/Lead + DRILL LA


Wire
Silver/Lead
pinkflag
31 March 2017
Musical pioneers WIRE will release their 15th studio album Silver/Lead on March 31, the eve of their 40th anniversary.  However this is an album with its sights firmly set on the future. On April 1, 2017, the anniversary of the band’s first gig as the “classic 4 piece” at the Roxy Club. London, WIRE will be giving a headline performance at the Los Angeles edition of the band’s boutique city festival DRILL : LA, a unique festival to mark “40 years of not looking back.” 
 
DRILL : LA 
 
March 30 - April 2 at the Echo & Echoplex, Los Angeles, CA
 
WIRE
Bob Mould * Julia Holter * Mild High Club, * Laetitia Sadier  
FITTED (Bob Lee, Graham Lewis, Matthew Simms, Mike Watt)
Part Time Punks * HowardAmb, * Once and Future Band 
* Chasms * Noveller * Immersion * SLOWS
+ the pinkflag guitar orchestra
 
More Special Guests To Be Announced Soon
 
Since 2013, WIRE  have been curating a series of international city festivals with the name DRILL.  The idea being to bring together the best overview of both classic left field artists and new and emerging cutting edge talent.
 
There will be several more DRILL : FESTIVALS taking place this spring, each featuring unique line ups.  
 
Updated info can be found at www.drillfestival.com
 
On Silver/Lead, Colin Newman and Matt Simms’ guitar work is alternately jagged and luminous, while bassist Graham Lewis’s ear-catching lyrics are vivid yet oblique. Meanwhile, drummer Robert Grey provides a virtual masterclass in percussive minimalism. But it’s how the various instruments mesh together that really counts. And Newman’s production creates a sonic space in which even the smallest gesture is accorded some recognition.
 
Highlights include the optimistic dazzle of “Diamonds In Cups,” with its almost T. Rex-style buzz and chug, and the moody swing of “This Time.” Elsewhere on the musical spectrum, there’s the menacing widescreen grandeur of "Playing Harp For The Fishes" and breakneck-paced guitar pop of "Short Elevated Period."
 
Wire are one of the world’s most ground-breaking bands, their influence acknowledged by bands as diverse as Blur, Sonic Youth, R.E.M. and Savages. But they have never been interested in exploiting past glories. For Wire, there is only ever one possible direction: forwards. So it’s perhaps not surprising that over recent years, they’ve played strings of sold-out shows, achieved career-best record sales, and been cited as a strong influence by yet another generation of bands.
 
Wire’s last three albums garnered nothing but rave reviews. From 2013’s strangely beautiful Change Becomes Us (“It’s fantastic.” – Pitchfork) to the crackling motorik of 2015’s Wire (“It’s all really well turned, potent and crisp.” – The Guardian), and last year’s punchy mini-album Nocturnal Koreans(“It's a cracker and sounds defiantly modern.” – The Quietus). Consequently, although it may be being released on the band’s 40th anniversary, Silver/Lead is an album which has nothing to do with the past and everything to do with the future.

Wire Tour Dates
03.28 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
03.29 - San Diego, CA @ Casbah
03.30 - Los Angeles, CA - DRILL : LA @ Echo
03.31 - Los Angeles, CA - DRILL : LA @ Echo/Echoplex
04.01 - Los Angeles, CA - DRILL : LA @ Echo/Echoplex
04.03 - San Francisco, CA @ Slims
04.05 - Portland, OR @ Dantes
04.07 - Vancouver, BC @ Imperial
04.08 - Seattle, WA @ Crocodile




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Here is your full Psycho Las Vegas 2017 lineup!


Here is your full Psycho Las Vegas 2017 lineup!

Tix are on sale now: http://bit.ly/PsychoLVTix

#VIVAPSYCHO

♦︎ ♦︎ ♦︎ KING DIAMOND ♦︎ ♦︎ ♦︎ (USA 2017 Exclusive)

THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE ♦︎ ACE FREHLEY ♦︎ GOJIRA ♦︎ SWANS ♦︎ NEUROSIS ♦︎ MAGMA ♦︎ SLEEP ♦︎ MELVINS ♦︎ CARCASS ♦︎ MURDER CITY DEVILS ♦︎ CORROSION OF CONFORMITY ♦︎ SLO BURN ♦︎ DIAMONDHEAD ♦︎ CIRITH UNGOL ♦︎ ABBATH ♦︎ CHELSEA WOLFE ♦︎ CULT OF LUNA WITH JULIE CHRISTMAS ♦︎ WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM ♦︎ MULATU ASTATKE ♦︎ PSYCHIC TV ♦︎ EARTHLESS ♦︎ SUMAC ♦︎ MANILLA ROAD ♦︎ CELESTE ♦︎ WINDHAND ♦︎ PELICAN ♦︎ BLOOD CEREMONY ♦︎ CODE ORANGE ♦︎ WEEDEATER ♦︎ MINSK ♦︎ COUGH ♦︎ VHOL ♦︎ ZEAL & ARDOR ♦︎ OATHBREAKER ♦︎ MYRKUR ♦︎ BUZZOV-EN ♦︎ THE SKULL ♦︎ INTER ARMA ♦︎ SLOMATICS ♦︎ GOST ♦︎ YOUNG AND IN THE WAY ♦︎ GATECREEPER ♦︎ MOTHERSHIP ♦︎ CULT LEADER ♦︎ LAURA PLEASANTS & SPECIAL GUESTS ♦︎ MOUTH OF THE ARCHITECT ♦︎ SONS OF OTIS ♦︎ SNAIL ♦︎ MORNE ♦︎ DOMKRAFT ♦︎ KHEMMIS ♦︎ ETERNAL TAPESTRY ♦︎ JEX THOTH ♦︎ FISTER ♦︎ NORTH ♦︎ WIZARD RIFLE ♦︎ USNEA ♦︎ ROYAL THUNDER ♦︎ YOUNGBLOOD SUPERCULT ♦︎ TOKE ♦︎ SATURNDUST ♦︎ HEAVY TEMPLE ♦︎ SUMMONER ♦︎ BLACK ANVIL ♦︎ FLOORIAN ♦︎ HOLLOW LEG ♦︎ YEAR OF THE COBRA ♦︎ MERLIN ♦︎ ELEPHANT TREE ♦︎ CLOUD CATCHER



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Tommy Stinson's BASH & POP Tour Comes To LA March 7th / SXSW Details Forthcoming

BASH & POP WEST COAST TOUR COMES TO LA MARCH 7TH
(DATES ALSO INCLUDE NEON REVERB, VIVA PHX & SXSW)
 
ANYTHING COULD HAPPEN ALBUM OUT NOW ON FAT POSSUM RECORDS 
AVAILABLE ON ALL DIGITAL PLATFORMS
 
VISIT THE PLEDGE MUSIC STORE FOR ALBUMS PLUS EXCLUSIVES
 
  
Photo: Vince DeSantiago
 
BASH & POP'S Anything Could Happen, the long-awaited follow-up to the band’s 1993 debut album, Friday Night Is Killing Me, is out now via Fat Possum Records and has been receiving praise across the board, including in depth interviews withBandcamp,  EsquireRolling Stone and New York Observer, among others. In addition to the new album, the first ever vinyl pressing of Friday Night... is available via Sire/Reprise.
 
The tour's first leg was a huge success, selling out in every town and resumes this month for a second run of shows beginning in Seattle on February 28th. Tommy is joined on the road by a few of his friends who helped make much of the new BASH & POP record – lead guitarist Steve “The Sleeve” Selvidge (The Hold Steady), Joe “The Kid” Sirois (Mighty Mighty BossTones) on drums and Justin “Carl” Perkins (Screeching Weasel) on bass guitar. The band recently performed on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert  and things got a little out of hand when the band played past their scheduled time, as you can see here.
 
Both albums are available via BASH & POP’s Pledge Music campaign, which can be visited here. In addition to ordering tickets for shows and picking up the new music, fans can Pledge towards unforgettable experiences with Tommy and the band (Tommy officiates your wedding, “Billiards w/ BASH & POP”, Full Band Kegger in Your Basement) as well as unique memorabilia such as Tommy’s old bass guitars, both smashed AND fully intact!
 
Stinson has a firm grasp on what he’s after and achieves it with this remarkably loose yet focused sophomore release. Hopefully we won’t have to wait another 25 years for the next one.” American Songwriter
 
“Anything Could Happen is an album of upbeat songs about feeling down and lucid observations about getting fucked up, split evenly between ragged mid-tempo struts and countrified, come-down laments. …Stinson’s unlikely journey from drunk-punk underdog to arena-rock ringer has shown, anything can indeed happen.” Pitchfork
 
“…a terrific rock ‘n’ roll record -- a true rarity these days.” Lincoln Journal Star
 
"The songs really did fit together seamlessly.  “This has been a great show. It’s good to come home.” He could have meant Minneapolis or Bash & Pop as "home," but clearly there was a familiarity to both that made Thursday's show a triumphant one." Minneapolis Star Tribune (live review)
 
"BASH & POP undeniably rock their return." Minneapolis City Pages (live review)
"Bash & Pop’s bar-soaked brand of power-pop sounds as good in 2017 as it did where Stinson last left it on 1993’s FridayNight Is Killing Me, making for a strong start to the new year for fans of no-frills rock ’n’ roll.” AV Club
 
“…”Rocks” picks right back up where the first LP left off (a good thing).” Brooklyn Vegan
 
“On The Rocks,” an old-school rave-up of a guitar-rocker made with considerably more piss and/or vinegar than we could reasonably expect from someone who’s been in the game as long as Stinson.” Stereogum
 
BASH & POP LIVE SHOWS:
    
Tue. February 28th - SEATTLE, WA - Chop Suey
Wed. March 1st - PORTLAND, OR - Doug Fir
Fri. March 3rd - SACRAMENTO, CA - Harlow's
Sat. March 4th - SAN JOSE, CA -  The Ritz
Sun. March 5th - SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Swedish American Hall
Tue. March 7th - LOS ANGELES, CA - Troubadour
Thu. March 9th - SAN DIEGO, CA - Casbah
Fri. March 10th - LAS VEGAS, NV  - Neon Reverb
Sat. March 11th - PHOENIX, AZ - Viva PHX
Mon. March 13th  - AUSTIN, TX - SXSW (details forthcoming)
 
More shows/info forthcoming
 
 
And now, many more words about Bash & Pop from former Replacements manager Peter Jesperson:
 
Anything Could Happen is the 2nd album by BASH & POP, a very welcome and loooong-awaited follow-up to 1992’s Friday Night Is Killing Me. The helmsman of the group is one Thomas Eugene Stinson, better known as Tommy of The Replacements - the seminal band of which he was co-founder, bassist and sparkplug. Now, coming off a fruitful 18-year stretch playing bass with stadium rockers Guns N’ Roses (“It was good for me on so many levels”) and a hugely successful 33-show Replacements reunion romp, Tommy is clearly jazzed to be doing his own thing again.
 
You may ask, why resurrect the name BASH & POP now? Tommy explains, “The first B&P album was rootsy, very rock n’ roll and as the new stuff started to come together, it felt like that. Also, as I was playing rough mixes of some of these new recordings for friends, many said it reminded them of the B&P record … so it just seemed to make sense.” There’s a distinct camaraderie at work in these performances, a real band feel that harkens back to Tommy’s formative years.
 
Tommy’s history has been well-documented, but here’s a quick primer: He first picked up a bass in 1978 at the age of twelve, urged by his guitar-playing big brother Bob. Together they formed a band called Dogbreath, which featured, among others, Chris Mars on drums. In 1979, when fledgling musician Paul Westerberg heard the racket they made blaring out of the basement of a house he passed on his way home from work, The Replacements were effectively born. Over the course of eight albums and extensive touring, the band made an indelible impression. The Replacements broke up in 1991 but their influence can still be felt to this day. Since then, Tommy has made lots of music; the aforementioned BASH & POP debut; his more democratic and pop-ish band Perfect made an EP (When Squirrels Play Chicken - 1996) and an album (Once, Twice, Three Times A Maybe - recorded in 1997 but delayed by record company shenanigans until 2004); plus two solo albums -Village Gorilla Head (2004) and One Man Mutiny (2011). In addition, he was an integral part of GnR’s Chinese Democracy(2006) and two albums with his longtime mates, Soul Asylum - The Silver Lining (2006) and Delayed Reaction (2011). The Replacements also reared their heads again with cathartic and unanimously well-received reunion shows in 2013, ‘14 and ‘15. New recordings were made but ultimately scuttled.
 
Arguably the best thing Tommy has done post-Replacements, Anything Could Happen sports nine rockers and three ballads. Recorded in Hudson, NY and London, the album roars outta the gate with “Not This Time,” a song Tommy says was specifically written to be Track One. “I wanted this thing to come out with, ya know, just - BAM! - rock n’ roll!” The album is full of spontaneity, belying how clearly focused and well-constructed it is. The care taken in the singing is especially impressive. The choruses are hookier than ever. The lyrics strike a balance between true and imagined, wisdom and hilarious wordplay; and some are autobiographical - the album partly chronicles the drawn-out demise of a relationship. Loaded with Tommy’s tried and true Faces-Stones-Mats swagger, “Anything Could Happen” and “Bad News” are about adaptability and optimistically facing the curve balls life can throw. “Breathing Room” couples a catchy tune with a heartbreaking lyric: “You’re the dream I thought that I had / I’m the wish that won’t come true … We’re running out of breathing room / Ain’t that a bitch, being stuck this way.” One striking line in the ballad, “Anytime Soon,” may sum up the shattered yet resilient dichotomy of the record best: “You won’t see me dangling from these rafters anytime soon.”
 
When asked what makes this project such a leap from his previous efforts Tommy replies, “On the one hand, I might’ve just gotten lucky! (laughs) But on the other hand, I totally approached it in a different way than I have in the past. The last two solo albums were done rather piecemeal. On this one I had all the songs written in advance and, with the band there throughout the sessions to help make the tracks really ‘sing,’ it improved the whole process.”
 
Speaking of the band, here’s the lowdown: Tommy sings and plays rhythm guitar throughout and handles the bass on eight of the twelve tracks; lead guitar duties are split between Steve Selvidge (The Hold Steady) and Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars); the drum stool is shared by Frank Ferrer (Guns N’ Roses, The Psychedelic Furs) and Joe Sirois (The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Roll The Tanks); Cat Popper (Ryan Adams, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Jack White) - plays bass when Tommy doesn’t; Tony Kieraldo takes care of all keys; Justin Perkins (Screeching Weasel) laid down some acoustic guitar, percussion and backing vocals in addition to mixing and mastering the record. Chip Roberts (The Drinkers, one-400’s) and Davey Lane (You Am I) guest on guitar. Moving forward, Steve, Joe and Justin will fill out the touring band.
 
When you listen to a Tommy Stinson record, under any moniker, you’re hearing rock n’ roll done by a lifer, someone who has literally spent three-fourths of his time on this earth touring and making music. If you subscribe to the theory that it takes 10,000 hours to achieve mastery in any field, Tommy Stinson has done that, many times over. And with Anything Could Happen, He doesn’t want to waste your time … no, not this time. - Peter Jesperson

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BANKS ANNOUNCES JUNE HEADLINE TOUR & FESTIVAL APPEARANCES

ANNOUNCES JUNE HEADLINE TOUR & FESTIVAL APPEARANCES

TICKETS ON SALE THIS FRIDAY
WATCH THE TOUR TEASER NOW!



February 28, 2017 - Hollywood, CA - Taking her second full-length album The Altar [Harvest Records] on the road this summer, BANKS announces a June headline tour as well as festival performances at Governors BallFirefly Music Festival, and Electric Forest. Tickets go on-sale Friday, March 3 at  www.hernameisbanks.com. The tour commences June 2 in Philadelphia, PA at Electric Factory and plays major markets across the East Coast and South throughout the month. The full itinerary is included below.

Currently in the middle of her sold out tour of the U.K and Europe, BANKS  shared a preview video on social media this morning of what fans can expect when she brings her shows stateside. Watch HERE.

Last month, BANKS uncovered the music video for The Altar's most recent single "Trainwreck." Watch it HERE.  The video has already cracked 1.1 million YouTube/VEVO views, while the track has generated over 4.5 million Spotify streams. Paper described the clip as, "Haunting" and wrote, "BANKS' contemporary dance moves and eye-catching imagery sends viewers into a world of glamour noir."

Next up, BANKS kicks off festival season returning to Coachella April 14 and April 21 in addition to an April West Coast tour. 

The Altar represents the next evolution of BANKS. With its gothic transmissions of smoky and spacey soul, the album claimed spots in the Top 20 of theBillboard Top 200 and Top 10 on the Top Alternative Albums Chart, earning praise from TimeHarper's BazaarNPRV Magazine, and many others. It includes the singles "Trainwreck," "Gemini Feed," and more.
APRIL TOUR DATES:
4/11                            Pomona, CA                      Fox Theater
4/13                            San Diego, CA                   Humphrey's Concerts By the Bay
4/14                            Indio, CA                            Coachella
4/16                            Portland, OR                       Crystal Ballroom
4/17                            Vancouver, BC                  Vogue Theatre
4/18                            Seattle, WA                         Showbox SODO
4/20                            San Francisco, CA              Warfield
4/21                            Indio, CA                             Coachella

JUNE TOUR DATES:
6/2                              Philadelphia, PA                  Electric Factory
6/3                              New York, NY                       Governors Ball
6/5                              Montreal, QC                       Metropolis
6/6                              Boston, MA                           Royale Nightclub
6/7                              Washington, D.C.                 9:30 Club
6/9                              Charlotte, NC                       The Fillmore
6/10                            Atlanta, GA                          The Buckhead Theatre
6/12                            Nashville, TN                          Marathon
6/13                            Asheville, NC                         Orange Peel
6/15 - 6/18                 Dover, DE                              Firefly Music Festival
6/17                            Pittsburgh, PA                       Stage AE
6/19                            Cleveland, OH                     Agora Theatre
6/20                            Columbus, OH                      Newport Music Hall
6/22 - 6/25                 Rothbury, MI                          Electric Forest


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Ride announces North American shows + new album due out this summer

RIDE ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN SHOWS

NEW ALBUM DUE THIS SUMMER VIA WICHITA RECORDINGS

TWO NEW SONGS "CHARM ASSAULT" & "HOME IS A FEELING" SHARED LAST WEEK

Ride by Andrew Ogilvy

"Many bands from Ride's heyday have reunited in recent years, but few have done so with such a renewed edge of energy, self-awareness, and mettle."
Pitchfork

STREAM: "Home Is A Feeling" - http://hyperurl.co/HomeIsAFeeling

STREAM: "Charm Assault" - http://hyperurl.co/CharmAssault

STREAM: Ride "Influences" playlist - http://spoti.fi/2mprRNN

Following the release of two new songs last week, British band Ride are back today to announce that in July they will be playing North American shows. The band will head to Toronto, Boston, New York, Philly, and DC for a slew of headline performances, with tickets available now. Last week Ride shared "Charm Assault," followed the day after by "Home Is A Feeling," the first new music that the group had released in 20 years. In their review of "Charm Assault," Pitchfork writes: "Many bands from Ride's heyday have reunited in recent years, but few have done so with such a renewed edge of energy, self-awareness, and mettle."

Ride's upcoming album, scheduled for release this summer via Wichita Recordings, sees the band reunited with label co-founders Dick Green and Mark Bowen, who they worked with during the band's early years on Creation Records. It also brings the band back together with mixer Alan Moulder (Arctic Monkeys, Smashing Pumpkins, The Killers) who mixed their seminal 1990 album Nowhere and produced its follow up Going Blank Again.

After a lengthy hiatus, Ride reformed in 2014. Comprised of Andy Bell, Mark Gardener, Laurence Colbert, and Steve Queralt, the band sold out headline tours around the world to a plethora of critical acclaim, as well as show stopping turns at festivals including Coachella, Primavera and Field Day. Hear "Home Is A Feeling", "Charm Assault" and the band's Spotify Influences playlist above, see below for tickets and details on the band's upcoming shows, and stay tuned for more from Ride soon.

Upcoming North American Shows:

7/17 - Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall - Tickets
7/19 - Boston, MA @ Royale - Tickets
7/20 - New York, NY @ Terminal 5 - Tickets
7/22 - Philadelphia, PA @ TLA - Tickets
7/23 - Washington, DC @ Sixth & I - Tickets

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Franz Ferdinand Announces US Tour Dates



ANNOUNCE 2017 LIVE DATES
 
 
Franz Ferdinand have revealed plans for a rare North American tour. The band will perform in several cities across the U.S including Nashville, Louisville, New York City and Los Angeles this summer. The Scottish band are also making festival appearances at Hangout Music Festival in May, Governors Ball in New York City and Firefly Music Festival in June.
 
It's been three years since the band last played in the US, when they played in support of their critically acclaimed fourth album Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action.  Pull on your dancing pants for these shows:
 
North American Live Tour Dates
May 19 - 21st - Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Music Festival
May 22 - Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
May 23 - Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
May 25 - Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
May 26 - Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
May 27 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
May 28 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
May 30 - Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom
May 31 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
June 2 - Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
June 3 - Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
June 4 - New York, NY @ Governors Ball
June 7 - New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall
June 8 - Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street
June 11 - Oceanside, CA @ Oceanside Pier Amphitheater
June 12 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater
June 14 - Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live!
June 15 - Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater
June 15-18 - Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival
 
Praise for Franz Ferdinand

"...they return sounding hungry for blood with their twin guitar glam-punk strut." 
Rolling Stone
 
"...another smart disco party with zingy melodies, arty lyrics and garage-rock guitars."  
USA Today
 
"Franz Ferdinand are the kings of cool, and the unique sound they've spent years crafting still captures the hearts of a massive crowd, one night after another. Tonight is no exception - the Sodo show was a sold out affair several weeks before the date. With a massive, twenty-four song set spanning every sound and style across their fantastically eclectic discography, Franz Ferdinand tore the roof off." - KEXP
 
"Given how sporadically the band has toured the U.S., how could I pass up a performance so relatively close to my O.C. base and in such an intimate setting? This evening's audience was apparently thinking along similar lines. So hyped were these fans that chanted, clapped and jumped along to every song, there was hardly a moment that didn't suggest a euphoric release of pent-up love for the Scottish quartet." - OC Register
 
"But it really is difficult not to like Franz Ferdinand-the band can make even the squarest white male want to get out and dance, while still satisfying the rock-'n'-roller inside who likes angular guitars and pop hooks. They're more fun than anything America has called dance music in the past decade." - Portland Mercury

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Father John Misty: 2017 Tour dates in support of Pure Comedy + SNL March 4th

Father John Misty shares 2017 tour dates  in support of Pure Comedy

Performs on Saturday Night Live 
March 4th 
Photo credit: Guy Lowndes
Pure Comedy available April 7th from
Sub Pop & Bella Union


Father John Misty has scheduled the first round of 2017 North American tour dates in support of Pure Comedy, his forthcoming third album.  The new headlining dates include Toronto’s Royal Alexandra Theatre (May 5th and 6th), Brooklyn’s King Theatre (May 10th), Chicago Theatre (May 15th), The Paramount in Seattle (May 24th), Vancouver’s Festival Lawn at Deer Lake Park (May 26th), and Mexico City’s Metropolitan Theatre (June 7th).

Early pre-sales for these shows begin March 1st through 2nd (check local listings), with tickets on sale to general public March 3rd at
12pm (local time).  Pre-sales for the Mexico City date begin March 8th at 11am local time through March 9th with tickets on sale to the general public on March 10th at 11am (local time).

Father John Misty’s spring & summer international festival schedule includes 6 Music Festival in Glasgow (March 26th), Coachella (April 14th & 21st),  Form Arcosanti in Mayer, AZ (May 13th),  Piknik I Parken in Oslo (June 22nd - June 24th), Fuji Rock (July 28th - July 30th), Montreal’s Osheaga (August 4th - August 6th), and a headlining performance at End of the Road Festival in Dorset, UK (August 31st-September 3rd).

Mar. 26 - Glasgow, UK - 6Music Festival
Apr. 12 - San Diego, CA - Humphrey’s
Apr. 14 - Indio, CA - Coachella
Apr. 21 - Indio, CA - Coachella
May 05 - Toronto, ON - Royal Alexandra Theatre
May 06 - Toronto, ON - Royal Alexandra Theatre
May 10 - Brooklyn, NY - Kings Theatre
May 13 - Mayer, Arizona - FORM Arcosanti Festival
May 15 - Chicago, IL  - Chicago Theatre
May 24 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre
May 26 - Burnaby, BC - Festival Lawn at Deer Lake Park
Jun. 07 - Mexico City, MX - Metropolitan Theatre
Jun. 22 - 24 Oslo, NO - Piknik I Parken Festival
Jun. 23 - 25 - Ewijk, NL - Down the Rabbit Hole Festival
Jul. 28 - 30-  Niigata, JP - Fuji Rock Festival
Aug. 4 - 6 - Montreal, QC - Osheaga Festival
Aug. 31- Sep. 03 - Dorset, UK - End of the Road Festival

Father John Misty will be the musical guest (with host Octavia Spencer) on Saturday Night Live on March 4th at
11:30pm/10:30pm CT on NBC.

Father John Misty’s “Ballad of the Dying Man” is a standout fromPure Comedy [listen here]. The track has earned raves fromPitchfork (“Best New Track”), Rolling Stone, Stereogum, The Ringer, SPIN, and more. The Ringer says of the track, “It is simultaneously plaintive and winking and obnoxious and beautiful, as all the good Father John Misty songs are.”  SPIN offers this, “ It opens with a descending chord progression on acoustic guitar and piano that recalls Neil Young’s “Motion Pictures,” then slides into a patient pop arrangement worthy of Elton John.”

Pure Comedy will be available on deluxe 2xLP / 2xLP / CD / DL /  CS worldwide through Sub Pop and 
Bella Union. The album’s front/back covers and gatefold feature a gargantuan original piece (his first ever commission of its kind) by Ed Steed (The New Yorker). Preorder the album now through Father John Misty’s Official Store [Australia & rest of world], Sub Pop Mega Mart, and Bella Union.

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2/27/2017

NOISE POP 25 Highlights
















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