NEW NOISE 2020 w/ Alexander Laurence 2 HOURS ALL NEW MUSIC TODAY @ Radio KAJW

TODAY February 28th / 3pm - 5th PST
Shows 005 + 006

NEW NOISE 2020 w/ Alexander Laurence (The Portable Infinite) 

 Friday at 3pm to 5pm PST, Alexander Laurence’s 
cutting edge 2-hour radio show, New Noise will broadcast on RadioKAJW on Live365.

February 28th, Friday at 3pm PST. 

special two hour show

Every Friday at 3pm pst + repeated on Sat Sun 3pm


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Kills Birds @ Bottom of the Hill Tuesday, February 25, 2020

                                 All photos taken in San Francisco CA by Alexander Laurence

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Vampire Weekend has released three songs in accompaniment to their GRAMMY-Award winning album Father of the Bride. These bonus tracks were originally released exclusively on the physical Japanese CD and were not available digitally until now. See full tracklist below.

Last month, Vampire Weekend took home the GRAMMY for Best Alternative Music Album for Father of the Bride. The band’s fourth album was released on May 3 via Columbia Records and quickly became the third Vampire Weekend album in a row to reach #1 on the Billboard 200. Father of the Bride’s first week sales of 138,000 marked the highest single week sales of the band’s career, including 20,000 vinyl copies, putting the LP at #1 on the vinyl chart by a large margin — not to mention #1 debuts on the Album Sales and Internet Sales charts.

Fans can catch Vampire Weekend on tour and at select festivals beginning next week. The band will bring their widely renowned live show to North and South America and Europe before wrapping in Birmingham, AL in October. See full routing and festival dates below.
Father of the Bride Tracklist:
  1. Hold You Now (ft. Danielle Haim)
  2. Harmony Hall
  3. Bambina
  4. This Life
  5. Big Blue
  6. How Long?
  7. Unbearably White
  8. Rich Man
  9. Married in a Gold Rush (ft. Danielle Haim)
  10. My Mistake
  11. Sympathy
  12. Sunflower (ft. Steve Lacy)
  13. Flower Moon (ft. Steve Lacy)
  14. 2021
  15. We Belong Together (ft. Danielle Haim)
  16. Stranger
  17. Spring Now
  18. Jerusalem, New York, Berlin
  19. Houston Dubai (Japanese Bonus Track)
  20. I Don’t Think Much About Her No More (Japanese Bonus Track)
  21. Lord Ullin’s Daughter feat. Jude Law (Japanese Bonus Track)

Vampire Weekend Live Dates:
03/7/2020        Okeechobee, Florida              Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival
03/28/2020      Buenos Aires, Argentina         Lollapalooza Argentina                                 
03/29/2020      Santiago, Chile                       Lollapalooza Chile                            
04/03/2020      Bogota, Colombia                   Festival Estereo Picnic                                 
04/05/2020      Sao Paolo, Brasil                    Lollapalooza Brasil                            
05/28/2020      Burlington, Vermont                Midway Lawn                                    
05/29/2020      Westbrook, Maine                   Maine Savings Pavilion
05/31/2020      Gilford, New Hampshire         Bank of New Hampshire                   
06/02/2020      Lewiston, New York                Artpark Mainstage Theater               
06/03/2020      Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania        Stage AE                                           
06/06/2020      New York, New York              Governors Ball                                              
06/12/2020      Asheville, North Carolina        The Orange Peel Outdoors                          
06/14/2020      Manchester, Tennessee         Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival                   
07/15/2020      Bern, Switzerland                   Gurtenfestival                                   
07/17/2020      Benicassim, Spain                  Festival International Benicassim     
07/19/2020      Paris, France                          Lollapalooza Paris                            
07/31/2020      Montreal, Canada                   Osheaga                                           
08/09/2020      Bend, Oregon                         Les Schwab Amphitheater               
08/10/2020      Boise, Idaho                            Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater      
08/12/2020      Missoula, Montana                 Kettlehouse Amphitheater                
08/14/2020      Calgary, Canada                     BMO Centre                                      
08/15/2020      Edmonton, Canada                 Edmonton Convention Centre                      
09/23/2020      Columbus, Ohio                      Express Live!                                    
09/24/2020      Detroit, Michigan                     Michigan Lottery Amphitheater                     
09/26/2020      Cedar Rapids, Iowa                McGrath Amphitheatre                                 
09/27/2020      Lincoln, Nebraska                   Pinewood Bowl Theater                                
09/29/2020      Kansas City, Missouri             Starlight Theatre                               
09/30/2020      Tulsa, Oklahoma                    BOK Center                                      
10/06/2020      New Orleans, Louisiana         Saenger Theatre                               
10/07/2020      Birmingham, Alabama            BJCC Concert Hall   

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Today sees Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds release “Come On Outside” – the third track to be taken from the forthcoming Blue Moon Rising EP. Listen to the track here and watch the lyric video here.

Noel says of “Come On Outside”: “So I’m rummaging down the back of the couch and found this f*cker!! Maybe the last great Oasis tune? Maybe not.”

The Blue Moon Rising EP which is slated for release on March 6th and available to pre-order now. The EP features previously released singles "Wandering Star" and "Blue Moon Rising," as well as a remix of the title track and is available digitally and on limited edition vinyl formats. 

The full EP track-listing is: 

1. Blue Moon Rising 
2. Wandering Star
3. Come On Outside
4. Blue Moon Rising (The Reflex Revision)
5. Blue Moon Rising (7” Mix)

A run of UK live dates were recently announced, including two nights in Noel’s home city of Manchester at the O2 Apollo on March 24th and 25th, as well as a show at London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall on March 27th as part of the Teenage Cancer Trust benefit concerts that run that week. Tickets are available now from noelgallagher.com/live
Other live dates already announced for 2020 include a show at London’s Hampstead Heath and a headline performance at Bristol Canon’s Marsh Amphitheatre.

For more information please visit: noelgallagher.com

Photo credit: Mitch Ikeda

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Jessie Ware Releases New Single “Spotlight” Today; Fourth Studio Album 'What's Your Pleasure?' Out June 5

Photo Credit: Carlijn Jacobs

February 28, 2020 – (Santa Monica, CA) Jessie Ware is back with a brand new single “Spotlight” out today and announces her fourth studio album What’s Your Pleasure? for release on June 5 via PMR Records / Friends Keep Secrets/ Interscope Records.  Listen to the single HERE

Spotlight” sees Jessie return to where she belongs and entirely on her own terms, pulling back the curtain and unveiling what she has been so passionately creating over the last two years. What’s Your Pleasure? is a thank you to those long-term fans for sticking by her. 

The new single is co-written by Jessie and her close friends Danny Parker, Shungudzo Kuyimba and James Ford (who also produced and mixed the single). Serving up a divine slice of elegant Nu Disco, “Spotlight” is an incisive, refreshingly positive throwback that channels the energy of classic funk and dance.

The video, also out today, was directed by Jovan Todorovic in Belgrade aboard former Yugoslavian Dictator Tito’s infamous Blue TrainWith strobe lights and high-end visuals the video focuses on the iteration of human interaction, from rising sexual tension to falling emotions all in a club esque environment that sees Jessie flex her dancing skills. “Spotlight” continues to showcase Jessie’s evolution as an artist.

Jessie says, “It feels so amazing to be back making music, so much has happened recently. Some crazy exciting things but I feel so happy to be back to my first love. Music was the first scene that truly embraced me!!
I feel like these last few years I’ve had to do some exploration to figure out what I wanted to write about musically again and learn new things about myself. I’ve been yearning for that escapism, groove and maybe it’s time to say goodbye to the melancholy Jessie.

I’ve spent the last year in the studio with an old friend of mine James Ford, working with a handful of great friends to create a record I’m truly proud of.  I’m happy to share with you my brand new single ‘Spotlight’ taken from my fourth album. It’s melodramatic, it's romantic, it’s everything that I love and it’s got a bit of a beat. This is the first taste of my brand new album ‘What’s Your Pleasure?’ which will be out 5th June.
I can’t wait to get back on the road and see you all...It’s been far too long but for now let's have some fun and hope you enjoy the music! x ”

The album recording process has been a transformative period for Jessie that has seen her reconnect with her roots. What’s Your Pleasure? at its core is an album that is rooted in club culture and explores the themes of femininity, freedom of imagination and escapism. The album contains credits from Kindness, her close friends Danny Parker, Shungudzo Kuyimba, Clarence Coffee Jr., producers and DJs Benji B, Midland, Morgan Geist (Storm Queen), Matthew Tavaresthe unmistakable guitar twangs of Metronomy’s Joseph Mount and James Ford from what has become the album’s creative center - his home in London.




Connect with Jessie Ware:
Instagram - @jessieware
Twitter - @JessieWare
Facebook - /jessiewaremusic
YouTube - /jessiewaremusic

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ANE BRUN has announced details of a brand new single, ‘DON’T RUN AND HIDE’, which will be released by her label, Balloon Ranger Recordings, on February 28, 2020. It’s the first taste of her as-yet-untitled eighth studio album, which will represent her first of original material since 2015’s acclaimed When I’m Free, which took her Top Five in both her native Norway and her adopted homeland of Sweden. Due in stores this autumn, it follows 2017’s exquisite collection of cover versions, Leave Me BreathlessBRUN embarks on a lengthy European tour in October.

‘DON’T RUN AND HIDE’ was the first track written specifically for the new album, and it finds BRUN offering support to someone in a dark place, encouraging them not to isolate themselves: “Don’t run and hide,” she sings with trademark compassion, “Take a peek outside/ I’m here for you.” Like some of When I’m Free, the emotionally charged song reflects BRUN’s love for trip hop, but also nods to contemporary acts including SiR, Kendrick Lamar, Anderson Paak and Solange for inspiration. “I wanted this to ‘stand on the shoulders’ of When I’m Free,” she explains, “and kind of look across over Leave Me Breathless and beyond. The key to our vision was emotional music that also makes you want to move.”

A shape-shifting tune distinguished by a haunting, eastern-tinged melody and gently swelling strings, ‘DON’T RUN AND HIDE’ is founded upon a simple premise. “Many of the songs I like are based around a single bassline that repeats itself,” BRUN explains, “yet the melody remains accessible and interesting throughout. That’s as true of the old baroque arias I’ve covered by Purcell (‘Dido’s Lament’, ‘Laid in Earth’) and Monteverdi (‘Lamento Della Ninfa (Oh Love)’) as of Beyoncé’s ‘Halo’. It brings a sense of boundlessness I find liberating.” 

Produced by BRUN alongside Anton Sundell (co-producer, Leave Me Breathless) and long-term collaborator Martin Hederos, the song also features Hederos on keyboards as well as Samuel Starck (synth), Anna Lund (drums, percussion), Per Eklund (drums, percussion) and Isabel (triangle). Strings were arranged by Daniel Migdal, and the album was mixed and mastered by Grammy and Mercury-nominated Prash ‘Engine-Earz’ Mistry, with whom Brun also wrote ‘The Light From One’, included on 2011’s It All Starts With One

As is typical with BRUN, who rarely repeats herself, her tour later this year will find her performing with a new configuration of musicians. “I’ve played with three of them – Per Eklund (drums), Martin Hederos (keyboards), Johan Lindström (keyboards, pedal steel, guitars) – a lot,” she elaborates, “but this time we’ll be joined by three new members: Felisia Westberg (bass), Lovisa Samuelsson (cello, percussion) and Øyunn (drums). I want to keep the energy from 2016’s Directions tour and build on it, but also find space for the softer side of me. Plus, of course, there’ll be a couple of covers!”

Though this will be her first full tour since those Directions outings, the years since When I’m Free have not been quiet. Having underlined her reputation as a masterful interpreter with Leave Me BreathlessBRUN has continued to play occasional band shows promoting both records, as well as more extravagant, ambitious, collaborative concerts. These included around a dozen performances across Scandinavia with a variety of symphony orchestras – the Stockholm shows, with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, are immortalised in 2018’s Live at Berdwardhallen – as well as a handful of memorable events devoted to the Leave Me Breathless collection, not least a sold-out 2018 show at Oslo’s Spektrum Arena, which was filmed for cinema release. In addition, she was invited to perform at the 2017 Nobel Prize Dinner and the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony, not to mention the 2017 Polar Music Prize Ceremony, where she sang ‘Why Should I Cry For You’ in front of its author, that year’s winner, Sting. She also returned to Stockholm’s Berwaldhallen for three shows with the Swedish Radio Choir in 2019.

Brun has also made a number of guest appearances with other acts, including one with Oscar-nominated, Emmy Award-winning composer Dustin O’Halloran (A Winged Victory For The Sullen), with whom she wrote ‘Horizons’, the closing theme for the movie Puzzle, starring Kelly Macdonald. She’s also contributed music to further films and TV shows, including 2018’s Becoming Astrid and 2019’s Hidden, and sang on an animated children’s movie, Alfons Åberg. As if this 

weren’t enough, following the 2015 UK Top 5 hit (and Dance Chart No. 1) which she co-wrote with Dr. Kucho! & Gregor Salto, ‘Can’t Stop Playing (Makes Me High)’, she’s been co-writing with Grammy Award-winning producer Andrew Bayer, and has released a number of covers online, as well as her first original Christmas song, 2019’s ‘The First Day of Christmas’.

ANE BRUN’S 2020 tour lines up as follows:

14.08 GOTHENBURG Way Out West Festival
01.10 HELSINKI Savoy Teater
03.10 VÄSTERÅS Konserthuset
09.10 ÖREBRO Konserthuset
10.10 MALMÖ Live Konserthus
14.10 STOCKHOLM Cirkus
20.10 BERGEN Grieghallen-Peer Gynt
21.10 STAVANGER Konserthus-Zetlitz
23.10 OSLO Sentrum Scene EXTRA
24.10 OSLO Sentrum Scene SOLD OUT
25.10 TRONDHEIM Olavshallen
05.11 MUNICH Technikum 
06.11 ZURICH Rote Fabrik
08.11 BERN Bierhübeli
09.11 OFFENBACH Capitol
10 11 COLOGNE Carlswerk
12.11 BERLIN Metropol
13.11 HAMBURG Fabrik
20.11 COPENHAGEN Store Vega
22.11 THE HAGUE Paard
23.11 GRONINGEN Oosterport
25.11 NIJMEGEN Doornroosje
26.11 AMSTERDAM Melkweg
27.11 BRUSSELS Orangerie
28.11 PARIS Alhambra
06.12 DUBLIN Vicar St
08.12 GLASGOW St Luke’s
09.12 MANCHESTER Academy 2
10.12 LONDON Shepherds Bush Empire


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