Friday, January 29, 2010

new us tour dates from efterklang, hauschka and wildbirds and peacedrums

these three really do put on an amazing live show...

3/2 First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia, PA, USA
3/3 Le Poisson Rouge, New York City, NY, USA
3/4 TT The Bears, Boston, MA, USA
3/5 La Sala Rosa, Montreal, QC, CANADA
3/6 El Mocambo, Toronto, ON, CANADA
3/7 The Pike Room, Detroit, MI, USA
3/8 Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL, USA
3/11 The Triple Door, Seattle, WA, USA
3/12 Biltmore, Vancouver, BC, CANADA
3/13 Doug Fir, Portland, OR, USA
3/15 Bottom Of The Hill, San Francisco, CA, USA
3/16 Spaceland, Los Angeles, CA, USA

3/14 New York NY Le Poisson Rouge
3/17 Austin TX Central Presbyterian Church
3/21 Portland OR Mississippi Studio
3/24 Seattle WA Triple Door
3/25 San Francisco CA Swedish American Hall
3/26 Los Angeles CA: Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever

2/3 Element, Victoria, BC, CANADA
2/4 Venue, Vancouver, BC, CANADA
2/5 Neumos, Seattle, WA, USA
2/6 Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR, USA
2/8 Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA, USA
2/9 El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2/10 Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach, CA, USA
2/11 Rhythm Room, Phoenix, AZ, USA
2/13 The Bluebird Theater, Denver, CO, USA
2/15 Bottleneck, Lawrence, KS, USA
2/16 The Industry, Iowa City, IA, USA
2/17 Turner Hall, Milwaukee, WI, USA
2/18 The Metro, Chicago, IL, USA
2/19 The Pike Room at The Crofoot, Pontiac, MI, USA
2/20 Outland on Liberty, Columbus, OH, USA
2/21 Diesel Club, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
2/23 Jefferson Theater, Charlottesville, VA, USA
2/24 9:30 Club, Washington, DC, USA
2/25 First Unitarian Church - Sanctuary, Philadelphia, PA, USA
2/26 Mercury Lounge, New York City, NY, USA
2/27 Bruar Falls, Brooklyn, NY, USA
wildbird cuties...

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

new for february from chouette


This time out, Ben Vida made Bird Show a band project. Although he’s based in Brooklyn, Vida travelled to Chicago to record, enlisting the aid of post-rock cohorts: Tortoise’s percussionists Dan Bitney and Josh Herndon, keyboardist Jim Baker, and bassist Josh Abrams. Both Baker and Vida employ vintage synthesizers – an ARP 2600 and a Moog Voyager – as the lead instruments on the records. The complex of sound created by the synths encompasses a collage of avant-noise and bleep. The rhythm section, on the hand, crafts a background that hews closely to avant-jazz. As usual, Bitney and Herndon are a owerful pair, crafting interlocking grooves that are one part African-influenced polyrhythms and another On the Corner Era swinging fusion.

full review here:


Dream Get Together shows once again that Citay may like to jam, but they’re damned good at it. As big and toppling as their music can be—and its size can be overwhelming—these guys are dynamic players, and all the experiments and expansion never slips into self-indulgent wanking. In fact, these guys have grown daring over three records, using every inch of studio space on Dreams Get Together to make a massive sound that doesn’t lose any of the charm or pastoral shimmer of the band’s earlier work...Citay can see where it is they want to go, they just prefer to take the scenic route there and, believe me, you’ll have no problem following them.

full review here:


Glass Rock’s debut is a collaboration between the gentle glow of Tall Firs, and the lilting European (influenced) pop of Soft Location. Born out of a mysterious hummus-hut meeting, Tall Firs Meet Soft Location combines the delirium of Portishead with the more soulful, human side to Massive Attack. From the smoke on glass opening of the title track, Kathy Leisen’s vocal is a killer; chiselled and strung out amidst the post-soul instrumentation of wiry guitars and effortlessly cool bass, her tones are sheer temptation, a spiritual step-daughter of the late Mia Zapata. A deep cut groove is underpinned by a sense of darkness as the longing beneath Leisen’s words reveals the ill-judged pride of a wounded woman. The fact this record was recorded and mixed in two three-day sessions makes it an even greater triumph. Leisen’s lyrics are perfectly measured against the skeletal guitars of Mies and Mullan and the rich rhythm section that anchors it all... Glass Rock might seem like the perfect proposition on paper, and in practice they’re every bit as good as they should be.

full review here:

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

theo angell tour details

just got in these venue additions
for angell's february us tour:

2/6 Washington DC Cherch
2/10 Pittsburgh PA Morning Glory
2/11 Oberlin OH Fairchild Chapel at Oberlin
2/15 Nashville TN TBA
2/16 Knoxville TN Pilot Light
2/17 Asheville NC TBA
2/20 Philadelphia PA Highwire Gallery

Monday, January 11, 2010

deerhunter back in the usa

just got these dates in for deerhunter
on tour with spoon:

3/17 Stubbs Austin, TX
3/18 Republic New Orleans, LA
3/19 Workplay Soundstage Birmingham, AL
3/20 Tabernacle Atlanta, GA
3/22 9:30 Club Washington, DC
3/23 9:30 Club Washington, DC
3/24 The National Richmond, VA
3/26 Radio City Music Hall New York, NY
3/27 House of Blues Boston, MA, USA
3/29 Sound Academy Toronto, ON
3/30 Royal Oak Music TheatreRoyal Oak, MI
4/1 Aragon Ballroom Chicago, IL
4/2 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
4/3 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
4/5 Ogden Theatre Denver, CO
4/6 Ogden Theatre Denver, CO
4/7 In the Venue Salt Lake City, UT
4/9 Moore Theatre Seattle, WA
4/10 Moore Theatre Seattle, WA
4/11 Orpheum Theatre Vancouver, BC
4/13 Fox Theater Oakland, CA

looks like it's turning out to be busy spring.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

new tour dates for a new year

so far citay, theo angell & savoir adore will
all be out and about in 2010...

more tour dates soon to follow as well
as chouette's plans for the new year in
radio broadcasting and beyond.

1/28 Los Angeles CA Echo Plex
1/29 San Francisco CA Slim's
2/26 San Luis Obispo CA SLO Art Center
2/27 Brookdale CA Brookdale Lodge
3/24 Denver CO Hi-Dive
3/25 Omaha NE The Waiting Room
3/26 Chicago IL Schubas
3/27 Bloomington IN The Bishop
3/28 Newport KY Southgate House
3/29 Pittsburgh PA The Nerve
3/30 Ithaca NY Wildfire Lounge
4/2 Brooklyn NY Knitting Factory
4/6 Chapel Hill NC Local 506
4/7 Knoxville TN Pilot Light
4/8 Birmingham AL The Bottletree
4/10 Austin TX Mohawk

1/21 Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Necktie
1/22 Washington DC Velvet Lounge
1/29 MIddletown CT Eclectic at Wesleyan University
1/30 Providence RI Tap Room

THEO ANGELL - venues coming soon
2/10 Pittsburgh PA
2/11 Oberlin OH
2/15 Nashville TN
2/16 Knoxville TN
2/17 Asheville NC