Friday, February 19, 2010

white hinterland us tour announced!

this spring white hinterland
will be all over the country
on tour with dosh*
tour dates below.

their new album kairos
is out march 9th
and is incredible.

here is the third track
no logic
to have right now:

3/14 Portland, OR - Holocene
4/09 Billings, MT - Railyard
4/11 Minneapolis, MN - Bedlam Theatre*
4/13 Madison, WI - Project Lodge
4/14 Milwaukee, WI - Cactus Club*
4/15 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle*
4/16 Pontiac, MI - Pike Room*
4/17 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Tavern*
4/18 Toronto, ON - Drake Hotel*
4/20 Montreal, QC - Casa Del Popolo*
4/21 Allston, MA - Great Scott*
4/22 Brooklyn, NY - Union Hall*
4/23 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge*
4/24 Philadelphia, PA - Kungfu Necktie*
4/25 Washington, DC - DC9*
4/27 Asheville, NC - Grey Eagle*
4/28 Atlanta, GA - 529*
4/30 Austin, TX - Emo's*
5/01 Denton, TX - Hailey's*
5/03 Tucson, AZ - Solar Culture*
5/04Tempe, AZ - Sail Inn*
5/05 Los Angeles, CA - Echo*
5/06 San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill*
5/08 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios* [do not announce until March 15th]
5/09 Seattle, WA - High Dive*
5/11 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge*
5/12 Denver, CO - Hi-Dive*
5/13 Omaha, NB - Waiting Room

Friday, February 12, 2010

a tribute jack rose on monday...

Just found out there will be a Jack Rose tribute concert this Monday February 15th
at Market Hotel with Endless Boogie, Michael Chapman, No Neck Blues Band,
Double Leopards & maybe a few special guests.


1142 Myrtle Ave @ Bdwy | Bushwick, Bklyn

JMZ-Myrtle, L-Jefferson, G-Myrtle/Willoughby


Michael Chapman made a favorite album of mine in '69 worth checking out even if
you can't make it out...

Monday, February 8, 2010

chouette presents glass rock

Going for adds tomorrow- 2/9/2010;

Set to begin work on their third record, downbeat troubadours Tall Firs woke up in bed with another band. During an impromptu DJ set following a performance on seminal independent radio station WFMU, the Firs spun a track from Detroit’s Soft Location. Lamenting the band’s seeming demise, someone offhandedly remarked that the Tall Firs would gladly collaborate if Kathy Leisen (S.L. lead vocalist) would come out of retirement. Kathy’s neighbor was listening online two doors down from her in the Motor City.

A few phone calls later; Kathy’s languid croon (and the moody grooves of Soft Location bassman Matt Kantor) had a second home in New York City. The core elements of the Glass Rock sound are Leisen’s penetrating voice and boneyard guitar combined with Kantor’s slo-mo jet fuel bass jamminating. Then add Tall Firs: Ryan Sawyer’s could-blow-your-pants-off-but-prefer-to-slowly-work-them-over-your-hips drumming and Dave Mies and Aaron Mullan’s loosely woven two-man guitar stagger.

The band actively refuses to discuss influences even amongst themselves, but folks who love songs heartrending, handmade, reckless, and brave should gamble a listen. The band recorded and mixed “Tall Firs Meet Soft Location” in a six day love fest, the result of which E.P. label honcho Thurston Moore described as “fairly astounding.”

Beautiful people have great-looking children, right? So when New York folk-rockers Tall Firs and Detroit psychedelic popsters Soft Location got together for a weeklong musical shag-fest, the results were never in doubt...A seriously slinky piece of lounge rock, with Kathy Leisen’s languorous vocal hinting at all sorts of guiltless pleasures – AU

+++Tour dates are piling up:


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


*opening for fourtet*

2/17 New York NY Le Poisson Rouge

2/18 Cambridge MA Middle East Downstairs


2/26 San Francisco CA Great A


an Music Hall


2/25 San Francisco CA Cafe Du Nord

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

3/31 Philadelphia PA Kung Fu Necktie

4/2 Brooklyn NY Knitting Factory

4/3 Brooklyn NY Union


4/6 Chapel Hill NC Local 506

4/7 Knoxville TN Pilot Light

4/8 Birmingham AL The Bottletree

4/10 Austin TX Mohawk

5/28 Portland OR Mississippi Studios

5/29 Vancouver BC Biltmore Cabaret

5/30 Olympia WA The Northern

5/31 Eureka CA Labor Day - Nocturnum


3/17 Stubbs Austin, TX

3/18 Republic New Orleans, LA

3/19 Workplay Soundstage Birm

ingham, 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 Minneap

olis, 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


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 L

e Poisson Rouge

3/17 Austin TX Central Presbyterian Church

3/21 Portland OR Mississip

pi 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


2/27 San Francisco CA The Lab


2/13 Brooklyn NY Union Hall


2/3 Element, Victoria, BC, CANADA

2/4 Venue, Vancouve


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, P

hoenix, AZ, USA

2/13 The Bluebird Theate

r, Denver, CO, USA

2/15 Bottleneck, Lawrence, KS, USA

2/16 The Industry, Iowa City, IA, USA

2/17 Turner Hall, Milw

aukee, WI, USA

2/18 The Metro, Chicago, IL, USA

2/19 The Pike Room at The Crofoot, Pontiac, MI, USA

2/20 Outland on L

iberty, 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

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

bird show & fourtet/ bird show band's quintet four

Ben Vida (Bird Show) will be performing as solo synthesizer

set as the opener for Four Tet and Nathan Fake in nyc & boston:

Wed 2/17 New York NY Le Poisson Rouge

Thu 2/18 Cambridge MA Middle East Downstairs

here is a track from his new album bird show band, quintet four: