6/30/2018

Gary Numan Announces Fall 2018 North American Headlining Tour


GARY NUMAN ANNOUNCES FALL 2018 NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINING TOUR

Los Angeles, CA - June 29, 2018 - The iconic and highly influential Gary Numan has announced a North American headlining tour this fall. Beginning in Santa Ana, CA on September 4th, Gary will take his electric live show throughout the US and Canada before wrapping in Los Angeles on October 6th. For tickets and full list of dates, please visit HERE.

Following the release of his 22nd studio album, Savage (Songs From A Broken World), Gary hit the road last year for the first leg of his Savage North American Tour. Both the record & tour drew rave reviews from audiences and critics alike. 


"Gary Numan's new album is a soundtrack for the Trumpocalypse." LA Weekly

"With Savage, the '80's new-wave icon is back - and better than ever." Electronic Musician 

"If there were a word bigger than 'legendary', now would be a pretty great time to use it. Gary Numan is not just a musician, but a pioneer of sound." The 405

"You have an opportunity to come along for a marvelous ride with a musician at the peak of his powers when he performs." The Bay Area Reporter

Savage (Songs From A Broken World) succeeds Gary's album, Splinter (Songs From a Broken Mind), which earned him his highest chart-placing in 20 years and the best reviews of his career. On September 15th, 2017 Gary returned with the release of Savage (Songs From a Broken World)via BMG. Savage (Songs From a Broken World) is an energized and timely record that is motivated by the current Unites States political climate. The album debuted in the Top 40 on Billboard's Top Album Charts and is now available in physical and digital formats HERE

Savage (Songs From A Broken World) is an album with a narrative that is set in an apocalyptic, post-global warming Earth in the not-too-distant future. There is no technology left and most of the planet has turned to a desolate desert wasteland. Food is scarce, water even more so and human kindness and decency are just a dim and distant memory. Western and Eastern cultures have merged, more because of the need to simply survive than any feelings of greater tolerance or understanding. It is a harsh, savage environment, as are the survivors who still inhabit it.  

While Numan was writing the record, Donald Trump was elected President of the Unites States. It made sense to make him and his climate decisions the catalyst for the apocalypse theme of the album. 

The album was produced by long-term collaborator Ade Fenton, with recording sessions split between Numa's own studio in LA, and in the UK. Numan and Fenton's creative connection dates back to 2006's Jagged. "Ade is not only extremely creative but ridiculously hard working, even in difficult circumstances," says Numan. "It's easy to discuss alternative ideas with him, he's not precious about things and is always looking to make the music better, even if that means, on very rare occasions, undoing his own work and starting again."



Gary Numan - 2018 North American Tour Dates:
Sept. 4The Observatory Santa Ana, CA
Sept. 5The Crescent Ballroom Phoenix, AZ
Sept. 7The MohawkAustin, TX
Sept. 8Paper TigerSan Antonio, TX
Sept. 9Canton HallDallas, TX
Sept. 10Tower TheatreOklahoma City, OK
Sept. 11Madrid TheatreKansas City, MO
Sept. 13The Ready RoomSt. Louis, MO
Sept. 14Bogart's Cincinnati, OH
Sept. 16Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH
Sept. 17Mr. Smalls TheatreMillvale, PA
Sept. 18Phoenix Concert TheatreToronto, ON
Sept. 20Paradise Rock ClubBoston, MA
Sept. 219:30 ClubWashington, DC
Sept. 22Irving PlazaNew York, NY
Sept. 23The QueenWilmington, DE
Sept. 24House of BluesCleveland, OH
Sept. 25Headliner's Music HallLouisville, KY
Sept. 27Slowdown Omaha, NE
Sept. 28Gothic TheatreEnglewood, CO
Sept. 29The DepotSalt Lake City, UT



Oct. 1Vogue TheatreVancouver, BC
Oct. 2NeptuneSeattle, WA
Oct. 3Roseland TheatrePortland, OR
Oct. 5Bimbo's 365 ClubSan Francisco, CA
Oct. 6The Fonda TheatreLos Angeles, CA
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6/29/2018

Belle & Sebastian @ Vogue Theater 6/28







  




                                        All photos taken in Vancouver by BEV DAVIES
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The Mattson 2 Announce "Mattson 2 Play A Love Supreme"

THE MATTSON 2 ANNOUNCE MATTSON 2 PLAY A LOVE SUPREME

FULL ALBUM COVER OF JOHN COLTRANE CLASSIC

OUT AUGUST 17 ON SPIRITUAL PAJAMAS


ANNOUNCE SUMMER TOUR WITH ASTRONAUTS, ETC.



The Mattson 2, the virtuosic guitar-and-drums jazz duo of twin brothers Jonathan and Jared Mattson, announced Mattson 2 Play A Love Supreme, their full album cover of John Coltrane's 1964 masterpiece. The record is due on August 17 on Spiritual Pajamas and finds the brothers translating the iconic saxophonist's spiritual vision into a thrilling 21st-century electric exploration. "For us it's about taking this beautiful art form and adapting it," says Jonathan, "being forward thinking and not trying to confine it to this narrow definition that has been set out by purists over the years." Along with the announcement, the Mattsons shared their version of "Resolution." 

Mattson 2 Play A Love Supreme is available for pre-order now

The Mattson 2 recently wrapped a North American tour in support of psych-jazz breakouts Khruangbin. Prior to that, the duo released Chaz Bundick Meets the Mattson 2: Star Stuff, a collaborative album with the Toro y Moi frontman that Pitchfork said "swings between lucidity and lunacy and back again." Premier Guitar has praised the Mattson 2's "potpourri of sonic colors and trance-inducing grooves," while Aquarium Drunkard has called the twins' musicianship "telepathic chemistry - effortlessly and mesmerizingly in-sync."

 
Mattson 2 Play A Love Supreme
August 17, 2018 - Spiritual Pajamas
1. Acknowledgment
2. Resolution
3. Interlude
4. Pursuance
5. Psalm

The Mattson 2 will take A Love Supreme on the road this summer. Catch them on tour with Astronauts, etc. at:

8/10-12 San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands
8/14 Visalia, CA - Cellar Door
8/15 Santa Barbara, CA - SOHO
8/16 San Francisco, CA - The Chapel
8/17 Los Angeles, CA - Lodge Room
8/18 Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
8/22 Houston, TX - Rockafeller's
8/23 Dallas, TX - Three Links
8/24 Austin, TX - Mohawk
8/25 Norman, OK - Opolis
8/26 St. Louis, MO - Firebird
8/27 Nashville, TN - The Basement
8/31 Raliegh, NC - Cat's Back room
9/1 Richmond, VA - The Camel
9/5 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
9/6 Washington DC - Songbyrd
9/7 Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade
9/8 Boston, MA - Cafe 939
9/10 Toronto, CN - The Drake
9/11 Detroit, MI - Loving Touch
9/12 Chicago, IL - Schubas
9/13 Indianapolis, IN - Square Cat Vinyl
9/14 Madison, WI - Ruby
9/15 Door County, WI - Door County Brewing Co.
9/17 Twin Cities, MN - Turf Club
9/19 Denver, CO - Lost Lake
9/20 Salt Lake City, UT - State Room
9/21 Portland, OR - Jack London
9/23 Vancouver, BC - Wise Hall
9/25 Seattle, WA - Barboza

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Majken Releases Debut Single 'Lovely Daughter'

MAJKEN RELEASES FIRST SINGLE 'LOVELY DAUGHTER'
THE SWEDISH NEWCOMER'S DEBUT ALBUM IS SET FOR RELEASE THIS AUTUMN VIA KOLLEKTIVET RECRODS
 
'A plaintive, extraordinarily beautiful experience' Clash
'Lovely Daughter' - Soundcloud / Spotify
 
Majken was born in the southern Swedish coastal town of Karlskrona and has been writing songs since the age of 14. Scheduled for release this Autumn via Kollektivet Records, her debut album explores themes of teenage desire, uncertainly of the heart and mental health, experienced from both sides. The record was recorded at her home in Malmo with Damon Tutunjian (Mew, Swirlies), a kindred spirit who appreciates the strange magic of lo-fi recordings almost as much as she does. Tutunjian allowed her to raid his collection of 70’s synthesisers and effects, which helped to shape the sound of the record.
 
Debut single ‘Lovely Daughter’ is the oldest on the album and is about love and powerlessness. It was recorded through a built-in laptop mic using “Harp” - the sound that sounded least terrible in her sound library. “I just liked the softness of it together with the sad and sloppy guitar,” she says, “before I learnt to play it, all my early demos are drenched in that MIDI harp.”
 
 


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Japanese Breakfast @ Vogue Theater 6/28







All photos taken in Vancouver by BEV DAVIES

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6/28/2018

Pale Waves Release New Song “Noises” On Dirty Hit / Interscope Records

RELEASE NEW SONG “NOISES”
Out Now on Dirty Hit / Interscope Records
Click 
HERE To Listen

Tickets For North American Tour On Sale Now!

(Photo Credit: Brian Griffin)

June 28, 2018 –Pale Waves have released “Noises,” the second track from the band’s forthcoming debut full-length, set for late-summer release on Dirty Hit / Interscope Records – click HERE to listen. The new song was today’s World Record on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1.

The new single, which the band debuted live at their sold-out Bowery Ballroom show in New York earlier this year, reaffirmsSPIN’s beliefs that “Pale Waves might as well be from the actual ’80s.” Weaved together with shimmering synths,bubbly indie-pop chimes, and a massive guitar solo, sturdy enough to fill any room, “Noises” flawlessly captures the signature dream pop sound that send Pale Waves’ steadfast fan base into a full-tilt frenzy.

Pale Waves is also set to finish 2018 with a North American tour, set to run throughout late October, all of November and the start of December. The tour makes stops at Lollapalooza (where they’ll also hit the stage with Walk The Moon for aLollapalooza Aftershow at Concord Music Hall), Outside Lands Festival and a pair of arena stops with CHVRCHES throughout August, before headlining their biggest American shows to date, which include stops at Brooklyn Steel in New York and The Fonda in Los Angeles. Tickets to all shows are available now via the band’s 
website.

Dates in full can be found here:

AUGUST
2 – Lollapalooza – Chicago, IL
4 – Lollapalooza Aftershow (Concord Music Hall) – Chicago, IL
6 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO (Sold Out) - with CHVRCHES
9 – Ogden Amphitheater – Ogden, UT - with CHVRCHES
11– Outside Lands Festival – San Francisco, CA
12 – 107.7 The End’s Summer Camp – Seattle, WA

OCTOBER
26 - Scoot Inn - Austin, TX
27 - Trees - Dallas, TX
28 - White Oak Music Hall - Houston, TX
30 - Jack Rabbits - Jacksonville, FL
31 - Crowbar - Tampa, FL

NOVEMBER
2 - Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
3 - The Social - Orlando, FL
5 - Terminal West - Atlanta, GA
6 - Mercy Lounge - Nashville, TN
7 - The Underground - Charlotte, NC
9 - The Broadberry - Richmond, VA
10 - U Street Music Hall - Washington, DC
11 - Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA
12 - Brooklyn Steel - Brooklyn, NY
13 - The Sinclair - Boston, MA
15 - Opera House - Toronto, ON
17 - Corona Capital - Mexico City, MX
19 - Madison Live - Covington, KY
20 - Skully’s - Columbus, OH
23 - Rave Bar - Milwaukee, WI
24 - Amsterdam Hall - St. Paul, MN
25 - Slowdown - Omaha, NE
26 - Bluebird Theatre - Denver, CO
28 - In The Venue - Salt Lake City, UT
30 - Neumos - Seattle, WA

DECEMBER
1 - Venue - Vancouver, BC
6 - The Fonda - Los Angeles, CA

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Calpurnia - New video for "Greyhound"

Calpurnia, the indie rock band led by Finn Wolfhard of Stranger Things fame, released their debut EP Scout last week. Today, they have released the video for their single "Greyhound."


The video's director Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux, had this to say about the video: 
"6 years ago Malcolm, Finn & I (& Chandler Levack) worked on our first music video (only my 2nd one, and I think a pretty new experience for them at the time too!) together, where they played these wild young versions of our pals in the punk band PUP. It was a super gnarly, bloody,  freezing rain soaked shoot held together by a crew of maniacs, especially this incredible gang of young (they were only 11 and 12 year olds then!) dudes who came together for one day and somehow turned into a ferocious punk band. They were both like 5 feet tall  already inspiring and scary. 

I thought we'd scarred them all for life, but a few years later we reunited to do a sequel. That was when I heard that Malcolm & Finn had actually started their own band (and they recruited Ayla to come out to the shoot as well), and, of course, they're great and rocking and different from anything you'd expect. Being in the crowd to see the fully formed Calpurnia (with Finn, Malcolm, Ayla and now Jack!) smashing out their own music to sellout crowds, and especially getting to work with them on this music video has been a surreal full circle and one of the most proud times I've ever had in filmmaking. They go super hard and still manage to be a dope squad to hang out and be on set with!"

Scout is now officially out into the world and has been receiving great reviews. Consequence of Sound called the album, "a promising debut," and also sat down with the band for a track-by-track breakdown of each song on the EP. Read the full feature here.

Finn Wolfhard also spoke with Ed Droste from Grizzly Bear in a fascinating conversation about what inspires them, you can read the full piece here. NME also featured Calpurnia in an online cover feature, read the article here.




Upcoming Tour Dates:
7/14/18 - Irving Plaza - New York, NY - SOLD OUT
7/15/18 - Irving Plaza - New York, NY
7/24/18 - The Neptune Theater - Seattle, WA - SOLD OUT
8/4/18 - Osheaga Festival - Montreal, QC
8/18/18 - Paradise Rock Club - Boston, MA
9/2/18 - Royal Mountain at Raspberry Farm - Hamilton, ON

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CHARLI XCX RELEASES '5 IN THE MORNING' MUSIC VIDEO

CHARLI XCX DEBUTS “5 IN THE MORNING” MUSIC VIDEO

PLANS TO RELEASE NEW MUSIC ALL SUMMER LONG

+ LIVE PERFORMANCES ALONG THE ‘REPUTATION’ WORLD STADIUM TOUR w/ TAYLOR SWIFT & CAMILA CABELLO



Charli XCX releases a stunning new music video for her highly praised latest track “5 in the Morning” WATCH HERE!

Directed by UK duo Bradley & Pablo (Migos, Nicki Minaj, Cardi B “Motor Sport”), Charli XCX dances and struts in technicolor lights through a dark and mysterious abandoned warehouse. Released last month, XCX’s trap-infused track has been added to playlists across the globe and amounted over six million streams in just a few weeks.

The pop innovator wrote ‘5 In The Morning” herself alongside Nat Dunn (Marshmello & Anne-Marie “Friends”) and Cleo Tighe (Jess Glynne), with the track’s trap-infused production from Invisible Men (ZAYN, Iggy Azalea). At the apex of her field and experimenting from the margins to the mainstream, Charli XCX has been working solidly in the studio over the past months, the fruit of which will be rolled out over the summer with a series of releases. Currently supporting Taylor Swift on her world ‘Reputation’ tour alongside Camila Cabello, Charli has and will play stadiums around the globe.

Charlotte Aitchison, aka Charli XCX, has earned universal critical acclaim for her forward-thinking musical output and refreshing entrepreneurial spirit. Video director, singer, songwriter, documentary maker, radio host and record label boss; there’s nothing the British 26-year-old can’t turn her hand to. Charli XCX is fast becoming one of the hottest creators of her generation and is the award-winning talent behind the multi-platinum and global No.1’s “Fancy” (Iggy Azalea) and “I Love It” (Icona Pop) and the multi-platinum “Boom Clap”.

In 2017, Charli XCX bookended the year with her ground-breaking, critically-acclaimed mixtapes ‘Number 1 Angel’ and ‘Pop 2’featured on David Guetta and Afrojack’s global smash “Dirty Sexy Money” and released her standout summer crush anthem “Boys”. On the latter, Charli took full creative control across casting, directing and producing the accompanying official video, which not only saw her flip the traditional male gaze on its head, but featured an all-star male cast including

StormzyMark RonsonDiploJoe JonasBrendon Uriewill.i.am, and more, with Charli XCX hailed as a paragon of progressiveness off the back of its release.

Charli has won multiple awards including 2 x Billboard Awards, 2 x Sesac Songwriter of the Year Awards & 1 xYouTube Music Award, alongside nominations at the GRAMMY’sBRIT Awards and MTV EMA’s. Not to mention the studio time she’s commanded with the likes of BlondieSelena Gomez [Charli co-wrote her U.S. No.1“Same Old Love”], Gwen StefaniBenny BlancoDavid GuettaZara LarssonKhalid and Diplo, as well as recently taking the reigns as co-executive producer on the forthcoming debut album from Finnish rising star, Alma.

Charli XCX - Press shot Credit Andrew Thomas Huang
(Click for Hi-Res. Photo credit: Andrew Thomas Huang)

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