THE MENZINGERS STREAM NEW ALBUM

Rousing punk rock band The Menzingers are set to release their much anticipated Epitaph Records debut album On The Impossible Past this February 21st. The Scranton Pennsylvania band has been creating a serious buzz with their rousing and heartfelt sound built on powerful guitars and inspiring working class lyrics.
You can now stream The Menzingers Epitaph Records debut On The Impossible Past by going to: http://www.punknews.org/article/46191
On The Impossible Past was recorded at Atlas Studios with longtime collaborators Matt Allison (Alkaline Trio, The Lawrence Arms) and Justin Yates. The record retains all the raw vital energy of the band's earlier output, while adding some powerful new twists to the group’s sonic arsenal.
The group will be taking their absolutely stirring live show across the US in support of their new album. On the first leg of the tour the band will be joined by Midwestern rockers Cheap Girls and Ohio based outfit The Sidekicks. For the second part, the Menzingers will be accompanied by Tiger's Jaw, The Front Bottoms, The Holy Mess and Luther.

Menzingers Tour Dates
Thu/Mar-22 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Roboto
Fri/Mar-23 - Lansing, MI @ The Loft

W/ CHEAP GIRLS, THE SIDEKICKS:
Sat/Mar-24 - Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
Sun/Mar-25 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
Tue/Mar-27 - Denver, CO @ Marquee
Wed/Mar-28 - Ogden, UT @ Mojoes
Thu/Mar-29 - Boise, ID @ The Red Room
Fri/Mar-30 - Portland, OR @ Backspace
Sat/Mar-31 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Mon/Apr-02 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
Tue/Apr-03 - Ventura, CA @ Billy O's
Wed/Apr-04 - Long Beach, CA @ Alex's Bar
Fri/Apr-06 - San Diego, CA @ Che Café
Sat/Apr-07 - Mesa, AZ @ The Underground
Mon/Apr-09 - Austin TX @ Mohawk w/ Andrew Jackson Jihad, Joyce Manor
Tue/Apr-10 - San Antonio, TX @ El Ten Eleven
Thu/Apr-12 - Orlando, FL @ Will's Pub
Fri/Apr-13 - Gainesville, FL @ The Atlantic
Sun/Apr-15 - Richmond, VA @ Stay Sweet Fest

Record Release Weekend
Thu/Apr-19 - Scranton, PA - Redwoods w/ Tigers Jaw, The Front Bottoms, The Holy Mess, Luther
Fri/Apr-20 - Boston, MA - Middle East - Up w/ The Holy Mess, Luther, Choke Up
Sat/Apr-21 - Philly, PA - Road to Ruin
Sun/Apr-22 - Brooklyn NY - Knitting Factory w/ Tigers Jaw, Holy Mess, Luther

For more information:
www.epitaph.com


POUZZA FEST 2012!

POUZZA FEST, one of the year’s most exciting events for lovers of punk rock music, will be held in the heart of Montreal on May 18, 19 and 20. Pouzza Fest is a gathering of more than 170 bands performing at six different venues located within a few blocks of each other, making it easy for the festival-goers to enjoy it all and miss nothing.

Following the success of the first Pouzza Fest that featured bands like Lifetime, Bad Astronaut and Zero Boys, just to name a few, the organizers are back with an exciting program that includes such bands as Lagwagon, Less Than Jake, Naked Raygun, Voodoo Glow Skulls,

Poison Idea, Bouncing Souls, Suicide Machine and Hot Water Music.

And now, Pouzza Fest will be more than music. This year’s event will feature two movies (Pouzza Popcorn) like the documentary “The Other F Word” that deals with the challenges of being both a father and a punk rocker. And there will be a family component as well (Pouzza Bambino) with Mike Park, Playdate (with Greg of The Bouncing Souls) and Kepi Ghoulie who will take the stage to entertain the young ones.

The 3-day pass can be purchased on the festival’s official web site, www.pouzzafest.com, at a cost of $65.00 plus postage

Individual tickets will be available for purchase this week. Please visit our website for additional information, the latest news and a complete list of bands.

STREAM THE NEW ISLANDS ALBUM!



STREAM IT HERE!

It's fucking awesome.

Ty Segall & White Fence announce collaborative album on Drag City

Whether you're walking, rolling and tumbling, flying, driving your car, or sitting still and meditating, wherever you go, Hair you are. You don't always see the wild mystery that comes with everyday life on this rock, but your connection to the Eternal is always present. You just can't see it. Today, you're in luck - up to your frontal eye-lobes in luck. Ty Segall & White Fence have thrown their X-ray vision upon you and see the blood rocking through your veins and all the blood vessels in your brain. They can see them...
Hair it is - to stuff the cracks in your mental chrome dome. Hair for you to stare for awhile. Hair grows like grass beneath your feet, opens up your mind and reflects you in the fun house mirror - spreading past your borderlines, bouncing like rubber, growing and grooving towards the sky (with diamonds). Was it yesterday or yesteryear or is it happening now, on five-second synaptic delay? You were tall, you were high...you went farther than you've ever been.
Chanting to and from the dome is your living soundtrack and providing the Hairdressing for your psychic salad are Ty Segall and White Fence sitter Tim Presley with Sean Presley and Mikael Cronin along on the carpet ride. It unrolls from within them and in between them, and electricity takes many forms, from poppy lunges to acoustic strolls to freak-downs at end of the side. Hair gets tangled deep in clouds of guitars and drums and counter-riffs and percussion, then pressed flat with harmony vocals and compression. Whatever got them through the night, it launches the ship into the stratosphere. And Hair you are again.

Coming April 28th, 2012 from Ty Segall and White Fence: Hair.

TY SEGALL & WHITE FENCE
3-2 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall #
3-3 Los Angeles, CA - The Troubadour #
5-3 Portland, OR - Star Theater
5-4 Vancouver, BC - Waldorf Hotel
5-5 Seattle, WA - Chop Suey
5-6 Missoula, MT - The Palace
5-8 Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
5-9 Madison, WI - High Horse Saloon
5-10 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall !
5-11 Detroit, MI - Lager House !
5-12 Toronto, ON Horseshoe Tavern !
5-13 Montreal, QC - Il Motore !
5-14 Portland, ME - Space Gallery !
5-16 New York, NY - Webster Hall $
5-18 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
5-19 Raleigh, NC - King's Barcade
5-20 Atlanta, GA - Earl
5-21 Nashville, TN - The End
5-22 Memphis, TN - Hi Tone
5-23 Little Rock, AR - Whitewater Tavern
5-24 Houston, TX - Walter's
5-25 Austin, TX - Mohawk (outside)

# = w/ Mikal Cronin, Feeling of Love
! = w/ The Strange Boys
$ = w/ The Men

WHITE FENCE ONLY
3-8 Pioneertown, CA- Pappy and Harriets *
3-9 Las Vegas, NV - Beauty Bar *
3-10 Albuquerque, NM - Launch Pad *
3-11 Denton TX - 35 Denton Festival *
3-13 - 3-16 Austin, TX - SXSW
04-22 Santa Cruz, CA - Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium +

* = w/ Thee Oh Sees
+ = w/ The Shins

TY SEGALL ONLY
4-13 Gambier, OH- Kenyon College [solo set]
4-27 Berkeley, CA - UC Berkeley


TY SEGALL LINKS:
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ty-Segall/268287955622
Official Site - http://ty-segall.com/

WHITE FENCE LINKS:
Facebook - www.facebook.com/pages/White-Fence/109125289153214
Label - http://www.dragcity.com

Halifax's The Stanfields Announce Tour Dates with The Trews and Canadian Music Week Showcases

Mar. 10 @ The Seahorse Tavern, HALIFAX
Mar. 15 @ Trinity Hall, AUSTIN, TX (*NS BBQ at SXSW)
Mar. 17 @ Trinity Hall, AUSTIN, TX (*Halifax Pop Explosion Party at SXSW)
Mar. 20 @ The Montreal House, PETERBOROUGH
Mar. 21 @ London Music Hall, LONDON (w/ The Trews)
Mar. 22 @ London Music Hall, LONDON (w /The Trews)
Mar. 23 @ Club Vinyl, GUELPH
Mar. 24 @ The Rivoli, TORONTO (*Delta Hotel's Nova Scotia Showcase at CMW)
Mar. 24 @ The Hideout, TORONTO (*CMW Showcase)

TIM FITE ANNOUNCES TOUR DATES

Mar. 08 – Brooklyn, NY – Union Hall *RECORD RELEASE SHOW
Mar. 30 – Portland, ME – The Oak and the Ax
Apr. 01 – Toronto, ON – Drake Hotel
Apr. 03 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean
Apr. 04 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
Apr. 06 – Rock Island, IL – Rozz Tox
Apr. 07 – Urbana, IL – Mike n Molly’s
Apr. 08 – Memphis, TN – Hi Tone
Apr. 09 – Birmingham, AL – Bottletree
Apr. 10 – Atlanta, GA – Goat Farm
Apr. 11 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
Apr. 13 – Washington, D.C. – U Street Music Hall
Apr. 14 – Philadelphia, PA – North Star Bar

Little Scream Canadian Tour Dates

March 1 Toronto | The Great Hall with Barr Brothers
March 15 Austin, | St. David's Historic Sanctuary (SXSW)
March 20 Victoria | Lucky Bar *
March 21 Vancouver | Rickshaw Theatre *
March 22 Seattle | The Crocodile *
March 23 Portland | Mississippi Studios *
March 27 Edmonton | Starlite Room *
Mach 28 Calgary | Rebublik *
March 29 Saskatoon | Amigo's *
March 30 Winnipeg | West End Cultural Centre *
March 31 Minneapolis | 7th Street Entry *
April 1 Iowa City | The Mill
April 13 Wakefield | The Black Sheep
April 14 Kingston | The Grad Club
April 28 Montreal | Casa del Popolo

The Balconies East Coast and Ontario Tour Dates

Feb. 29 @ Seahorse Tavern, HALIFAX (w/ The Town Heroes)
Mar. 1 @ Plan B, MONCTON (w/ The Town Heroes and Ben Caplan)
Mar. 2 @ Hunter's Ale House, CHARLOTTETOWN (w/ The Town Heroes)
Mar. 3 @ Governor's Pub, SYDNEY, NS (w/ The Town Heroes)
Mar. 9 @ The Mansion, KINGSTON
Mar. 15 @ The 512, AUSTIN (**Let's Get Messy Day Party)
Mar. 16 @ Trinity Hall, AUSTIN (**SXSW Showcase)
Mar. 21 - 25 @ Canadian Music Week, Details TBA
Jul. 14 @ Downsview Park, TORONTO (**Edgefest)

OF MONSTERS AND MEN: More Tour Dates Added

Icelandic indie/folk rockers Of Monsters and Men have added additional shows to their North American tour and also moved a few to accommodate additional fans!!!

Pre-sales for the shows begin today, Wednesday, February 8th at 12 Noon local time. Login here with username "monsters" and password "tickets" to grab tickets!!

3/14-3/17 SXSW - Austin, TX
3/20 Los Angeles @ Troubadour 2nd show added!!
3/21 Los Angeles @ Troubadour* SOLD OUT
3/22 San Francisco @ The Independent* SOLD OUT
3/24 Portland @ Doug Fir Lounge* Now @ Roseland Theatre^
3/25 Vancouver, BC @Venue Nightclub*
3/26 Seattle @ The Neptune Theatre* Now at Showbox ^
March 29 - Fine Line Music Cafe - Minneapolis, MN*SOLD OUT
3/30 CHICAGO @ Subterranean* Now at Park West ^
3/31 Columbus, OH @ The LC Pavilion SOLD OUT
4/2 Washington, DC @ The Black Cat * SOLD OUT
3/3 Philadelphia @ Theatre Of The Living Arts*SOLD OUT
4/4 Philadelphia@ Theatre Of The Living Arts* 2nd show added!! ^
4/5 Brooklyn @ Music Hall of Williamsburg* SOLD OUT
4/6 NYC @ Bowery Ballroom Now at Webster Hall^
4/7 Boston @ Brighton Music Hall* Now at House of Blues ^
4/9 Rochester, NY @ Club At Water Street Music Hall*
4/10 Albany, NY @ Jillian's*
4/11 Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa*
4/12 Toronto, ON @ Virgin Mobile Mod Club Now at Phoenix Concert Theatre^
5/25 The Gorge, WA @ Sasquatch

* with Special Guest Lay Low
^ Tickets for original venues will be honored at new venue.


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Bon Iver - New Tour Dates

04/12 Las Vegas, NV- The Joint @ Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas w/ All Tiny Creatures
04/14 Indio, CA- Coachella Music and Arts Festival
04/17 Davis, CA- Freeborn Hall @ UC Davis w/ All Tiny Creatures
04/19 San Francisco, CA- Bill Graham Civic Auditorium w/ All Tiny Creatures
04/21 Indio, CA- Coachella Music and Arts Festival
04/22 Santa Barbara, CA- Santa Barbara Bowl w/ All Tiny Creatures
04/23 Tucson, AZ- AVA Ampitheater
04/27 New Orleans, LA- New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
05/27 George, WA- Sasquatch Music Festival

Real Estate Spring tour dates

Fri-Mar-09 Sydney, AUS The Standard
Sat-Mar-10 Meredith, AUS Golden Plains Festival
Mon-Mar-12 Melbourne, AUS Corner Hotel
Tue-Mar-13 Brisbane, AUS The Zoo
Thu-Mar-15 Auckland, NZ Kings Arms
Fri-Mar-16 Wellington, NZ San Francisco Bath House
Sat-Mar-17 Dunedin, NZ Refuel
Tue-Apr-03 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church
Wed-Apr-04 Baltimore, MD Ottobar
Thu-Apr-05 Richmond, VA Strange Matter
Fri-Apr-06 Raleigh, NC Hopscotch Presents at Lincoln Theatre
Sat-Apr-07 Athens, GA 40 Watt Club
Sun-Apr-08 Oxford, MS Cats Purring Dude Ranch
Mon-Apr-09 Little Rock, AR Rev Room
Tue-Apr-10 Dallas, TX Club Dada
Wed-Apr-11 Austin, TX The Mohawk
Sun-Apr-15 Indio, CA Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
Thu-Apr-19 Mexico City, MX Caradura
Fri-Apr-20 Seattle, WA The Neptune
Sun-Apr-22 Indio, CA Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
Mon-Apr-23 Santa Cruz, CA Catalyst Atrium
Tue-Apr-24 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
Wed-Apr-25 Reno, NV Holland Project
Thu-Apr-26 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
Fri-Apr-27 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre
Sat-Apr-28 Lawrence, KS Bottleneck
Sun-Apr-29 St. Louis, MO Plush
Mon-Apr-30 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
Tue-May-01 Harrisburg, PA Appalachian Brewing Co.

LOST IN THE TREES Tour Dates

2012-03-09/10/11 All Tomorrow’s Parties UK , Butlins Holiday Centre, Minehead, UK
2012-03-12 The Lexington, London UK
2012-03-16 Antone’s (SXSW) Austin, TX
2012-03-20 The Loft San Diego CA
2012-03-22 The Echo Los Angeles CA
2012-03-23 Bottom of the Hill Oakland CA
2012-03-24 Arcata Playhouse Arcata CA
2012-03-25 Doug Fir Lounge Portland OR
2012-03-27 Tractor Tavern Seattle WA
2012-03-28 Neurolux Boise ID
2012-03-29 The State Room Salt Lake City UT
2012-03-30 Hi Dive Denver CO
2012-03-31 Slowdown Omaha NE
2012-04-02 Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis MN
2012-04-03 Schubas Tavern Chicago IL
2012-04-04 Space Evanston IL
2012-04-05 Wexner Center Columbus OH
2012-04-06 The Drake Toronto ON
2012-04-07 Il Motore Montreal QC
2012-04-09 Burlington City Arts Center Burlington VT
2012-04-10 Space Gallery Portland ME
2012-04-11 Le Poisson Rouge New York NY
2012-04-13 Museum of Fine Arts Boston MA
2012-04-14 Black Cat Washington DC
2012-04-15 Black Cat Washington DC

Force Field PR Winter / Spring 2012 Tour

all dates w/ The Wave Pictures

04/24 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
04/25 Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Necktie04/26 Washington, DC Black Cat Backstage
04/27 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506
04/28 Atlanta, GA 529
04/30 Baton Rouge, LA Spanish Moon
05/01 Austin, TX Mohawk
05/03 Santa Fe, NM VFW
05/04 Tucson, AZ Club Congress
05/05 Los Angeles, CA Echo
05/06 San Diego, CA Casbah
05/08 San Francisco, CA Rickshaw Stop
05/10 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios
05/11 Seattle, WA Vera Project
05/14 Minneapolis, MN 7th St. Entry
05/15 Chicago, IL Schubas
05/16 Cleveland, OH Beachland Tavern
05/18 New Haven, CT Cafe Nine

Tribes Tour Dates

U.S Tour Dates:
March 4 Vail, CO @ Snow Ball Experience
March 6 Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
March 7 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
March 9 San Francisco, CA @ Hotel Utah
March 10 Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theatre
March 13 Austin, TX @ SXSW
March 14 Austin, TX @ SXSW - C3 Party
March 15 Austin, TX @ SXSW - Waterloo Records
March 16 Austin, TX @ SXSW – Maggie Mae’s
March 17 Austin, TX @ SXSW - Dickies Party
March 20 Austin, TX @ The Basement
March 24 Boston, MA @ TBD
March 25 Washington, DC @ DC9
March 26 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
March 27 NYC @ Santos Party House

TICKETS AND MORE INFO

The First Pure Noise Records Tour featuring The Story So Far, Handguns, I Call Fives, Daybreaker, The American Scene and Forever Came Calling

Go Radio Tour

Lucky Street Tour w/ There For Tomorrow, Tonight Alive, Tyler Carter, Simple As Surgery
March 20 - Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theatre
March 21 - Pontiac, MI @ The Pike Room at Crofoot
March 22 - Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
March 23 - Akron, OH @ Musica
March 24 - Pittsburgh, PA @ The Altar Bar
March 25 - Buffalo, NY @ Club Infinity
March 27 - Cambridge, MA @ TT the Bear's Place
March 28 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Loft | The Chance
March 29 - Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Casino Wolf
March 30 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
March 31 - Teaneck, NJ @ Mexicali Live
April 01 - West Chester, PA @ The Note
April 03 - Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
April 04 - Baltimore, MD @ Sound Stage Ballroom
April 05 - Richmond, VA @ Kingdom
April 06 - Virginia Beach, VA @ The Jewish Mother
April 07 - W. Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
April 08 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
April 10 - Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
April 11 - Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
April 12 - Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
April 13 - Gainesville, FL @ Double Down Live
April 16 - Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
April 17 - Memphis, TN @ Newbys
April 18 - Dallas, TX @ House of Blues - Cambridge Room
April 19 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues - Bronze Peacock
April 20 - San Antonio, TX @ The White Rabbit
April 21 - Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory
April 23 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
April 24 - Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
April 26 - Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
April 27 - Portland, OR @ Peter's Room at Roseland
April 28 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
April 30 - San Luis Obispo, CA @ Club SLO Brew
May 01 - Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
May 02 - West Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy Theatre

Lucky Street Tour w/ There For Tomorrow, Tyler Carter, Simple As Surgery, & Ivory Lights
May 04 - Tempe, AZ @ The Fixx
May 05 - Tuscon, AZ @ Skrappy's
May 07 - Tulsa, OK @ Eclipse
May 08 - Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
May 09 - Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
May 10 - Iowa City, IA @ The Blue Moose Tap House
May 11 - St Paul, MN @ Station 4
May 12 - Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
May 13 - St Louis, MO @ Firebird

Youth Lagoon adds dates opening for Death Cab For Cutie

3/10: Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City
3/11: Larimer Lounge, Denver
3/12: Jackpot Music Hall, Lawrence
3/14 - 3/17: SXSW, Austin
3/18: Fitzgerald's, Houston
3/19: One Eyed Jacks, New Orleans
3/20: Club Downunder, Tallahassee
3/21: The Social, Orlando
3/22: Drunken Unicorn, Atlanta
3/23: Cat's Cradle, Carrboro
3/24: Rock N Roll Hotel, Washington DC
3/26: Union Transfer, Philadelphia
3/27: Bowery Ballroom, New York
3/28: Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn
3/29: Middle East Downstairs, Cambridge
3/30: La Sala Rossa, Montreal
3/31: Lee's Palace, Toronto
4/02: Radio Radio, Indianapolis
4/03: Firebird, St. Louis
4/04: Metro, Chicago
4/05: Turner Hall, Milwaukee
4/08: Indie O Fest, Mexico City
4/11: Porter's Pub @ UCSD, San Diego
4/12: Troubadour, Los Angeles
4/13: The Independent, San Francisco
4/27: Beacon, New York *
4/30: Strathmore, Washington DC *
5/01: Tennessee Theatre, Knoxville *
5/03: ACL Live, Austin *
5/04: McFarlin Auditorium, Dallas *
5/06: Mesa Arts Center, Mesa *
5/07: Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles *
5/08: Fox Theater, Oakland *
5/13: Paramount Theatre, Seattle *

* = w/ Death Cab for Cutie

Prince Rama Spring tour dates

Drawing from a collective mine of times and spaces, Prince Rama (made up of sisters Taraka and Nimai Larson) takes the threads of ancient symbolism and ritual and weaves a surreal universe that is wholly their own. Their often-unpredictable live shows graze the space between psychedelic ceremony, performance art and initiation rite.
Trust Now, their 5th full-length album and 2nd album to be released on Paw Tracks was born out of this fantastic ritual space. Spawned from the vernal heat of the Florida swamps amidst swirling patterns of pine orchards and pre-Columbian artifacts, Prince Rama was whispered into the ears of Taraka Larson, Nimai Larson, and Michael Collins in the summer of 2007 by the clanging of prayer bells and goat-skin drums. They left the Hare Krishna farm where they were living to attend art school and form a creative nucleus in Boston. The visceral, devotional and raw "Threshold Dances" and "Zetland" were released as the culminations of those early collaborations. At this time Taraka also began working for the controversial visionary artist Paul Laffoley, and inspired by his architectural diagrams of utopic space, composed Architecture of Utopia.
After a series of extensive tours (one of which resulted in a tragic car robbery where all their equipment got stolen), the trio moved to Brooklyn, rebuilt themselves from the ground up and wrote Shadow Temple, produced with the help of Avey Tare and Deakin of Animal Collective and released on Paw Tracks in September 2010.
A few months later, Michael Collins took a hiatus from the band and the two sisters went on to refine and reinvent their sound through the recording of Trust Now, recorded in a 19th century church with Scott Colburn (Sun City Girls, Animal Collective, Arcade Fire). Just this past year Prince Rama was also chosen to be artists in residence at Issue Project Room in Brooklyn, where they currently reside and continue their exploration of the link between music and utopia, conducting group exorcisms to the score of old VHS workout music and re-staging apocalypses through chopped and screwed pop songs.


PRINCE RAMA

02/23 Brooklyn, NY Glasslands *
03/06 Charlottesville, VA Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar
03/07 Knoxville, TN The Pilot Light
03/08 Savannah, GA Savannah Stopover Festival
03/13 - 03/17 Austin, TX SXSW
03/18 Dallas, TX Bro Fest 2012 @ Club Dada
03/19 Hot Springs, AR Valley of the Vapors Festival #
03/20 Lawrence, KS Jackpot Music Hall #
03/21 St. Louis, MO 2720 Cherokee #
03/22 Chicago, IL Hideout #
03/23 Cleveland, OH Happy Dog #
03/24 Pittsburgh, PA Assemble #
04/27 - 04/29 Austin, TX Austin Psych Fest

* = w/ Gary War, DJ set by Brian DeGraw (Gang Gang Dance)
# = w/ Psychic Ills

Black Bananas tour w/ Sleigh Bells

RTX are splitting into Black Bananas!!! The fruit is ripe and the bread will be FRESH.
After three albums under the name RTX, Jennifer Herrema and her bunch decided to flip the script, to kick open the doors of perception a little bit . See, RTX was not Royal Trux, not a metal band, not a 70's bar band and not a toxic substance; RTX was something, all of those things and none of them and way more, including Black Bananas bubbling in a witchy cauldron of their own herbaceousbrew. The title of a song on their RaTX album detailed a bit of the recipe, taking elements often tossed aside or thrown all the way out and combining them into something new and worthwhile...a new strain of the almighty green - to feed and elevate the hungry ones.
"I'm your garbage collector
I'll turn your trash to gold
What you cast off is what I hold,
End loafs of bread, black bananas and broken crackers
Scratched records, too dark pictures and torn jeans
All the shit that rips at the seams"
Black Bananas is set for the next all-inclusive rock and roll crusade, the one that includes even and especially all the shit you don't like, woven into all the shit you can't live without. This has been the name of Jennifer's game from day one; she owns the blueprints and if you don't know by now, don't even bother to Google it, cuz understanding is an investment not an action. Jennifer Herrema is not schizophrenic nor does she don many hats. She is simply a singer and simultaneously, a pioneer of comprehensive non-exclusive opposition rock, and Black Bananas is the latest addition to the oeuvre.
Brian Mckinley, Kurt Midness, Jaimo Welch, and Nadav Eisenman have been ripping and running with Jennifer since 2002, when one by one, they gathered serendipitously, borne by curiosity and the courage to be part of something new. Each passing RTX record saw them wrapped ever tighter in the burgeoning tongue of their own creation. Now, uttering their twisted slang fluently as a unified dialect, they emerge as Black Bananas.
If you wanna hedge (-fund) your bets its best to get out in front of this new national currency they are creating with Black Bananas. These are the notes of the future; with Jennifer at the helm their worth will grow exponentially. Invest!
Black Bananas first album Rad Times Xpress IV runs the gamut from gnarly odes to reality TV in songs like "My House" to future electric metallic GoGo sounds all conceived with scraps of influence from Jennifer's childhood passions zig-zagged with other currents out there, creating a sound that will take you to a specific place that only Black Bananas know how to find.
Most of all, Black Bananas is the new band in town - and they're fucking righteous.

TOUR
Feb 02 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo #
Feb 16 Washington DC @ 9:30 Club*
Feb 17 New York, NY @ Terminal 5*
Feb 18 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix *
Feb 21 Los Angeles, CA @ Mayan Theater*
Feb 23 San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom*
Feb 24 Seattle, WA @ Showbox at Market*

# = RECORD RELEASE SHOW w/ Pink Mountaintops, Ariel Pink DJ Set
* = w/ Sleigh Bells

Official site: http://www.blackbananasband.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/blackbananasband
Label: http://dragcity.com

SOCIAL DISTORTION ANNOUNCE NEW LIVE DATES

JUST ANNOUNCED:
Apr. 10 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater with Toadies
Apr. 13 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theater with Toadies
Apr. 16 – Vancouver, BC – The Commodore Ballroom with Toadies
Apr. 19 – Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall with Toadies

Apr. 20 – Edmonton, AB - Edmonton Events Centre with Toadies

Apr. 21 – Saskatoon, SK – The Odeon Events Centre with Toadies

Apr. 26 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue with Toadies

Apr. 28 – Sauget, IL – Pop’s with Toadies

May 01 – Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall with Toadies

May 02 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues w. Riverboat Gamblers
May 04 – Houston, TX – House of Blues w. Riverboat Gamblers
May 05 – Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Amphitheater with Toadies

May 06 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheatre w. Riverboat Gamblers
May 08 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom with Toadies

May 10 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater with Toadies


CURRENTLY ON SALE:
Feb. 10 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater with Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls & Sharks *SOLD OUT
Feb. 11 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater with Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls & Sharks
Feb. 13 – Chico, CA – Senator Theater with Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls & Sharks
Feb. 14 – Modesto, CA – Modesto Center Plaza with Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls & Sharks

Feb. 16 – Ventura, CA – Majestic Ventura Theatre with Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls & Sharks * SOLD OUT

Feb. 17 – Pomona, CA – Fox Theater with Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls & Sharks * SOLD OUT

Feb. 18 – Pomona, CA – Fox Theater with Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls & Sharks * SOLD OUT

Toronto's CHRIST VS KRISHNA play album launch show

Toronto rock outfit CHRIST VS KRISHNA will launch their vintage brit-pop/new wave flavored debut album “Sidewalk Astronomy” on March 2nd at The Velvet Underground, Toronto. The special LP release show will see Christ Vs Krishna headline, with support from Most People, Drugs In Japan and Jay Sad.
Fronted by Pank Bagga, Christ Vs Krishna is a four-piece influenced by the sounds of The Ramones, The Cure, Joy Division, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Michael Jackson and Bollywood. Bagga writes songs that focus on hooks as much as ambience; chord progressions as much as rhythm; and desire as much as the desire to just have fun.
The band’s 2009 eponymous debut EP was produced by Dean Marino and Jay Sad of Chemical Sound (the producers behind Tokyo Police Club’s Juno-nominated “Elephant Shell”, and many other leading Canadian rock/pop acts, such as The Born Ruffians).
For their debut album “Sidewalk Astronomy”, the band once again enlisted Chemical Sound for production and recording duties. The album was self-released digitally and on CD in the US and Canada on January 1, 2012. Their first single from the album is “Diamonds Die”; a 2-minute guitar pop track that is equal parts The Strokes and vintage The Cure.
A CD copy of the album and one drink is included in the entry price of $8, so come down and dance the night away with your new favorite band.

CHRIST VS KRISHNA ALBUM RELEASE PARTY

FRIDAY MARCH 2ND
THE VELVET UNDERGROUND
510 QUEEN ST. WEST

DOORS AT 8PM
CHRIST VS KRISHNA STAGE TIME 10:45PM

SUPPORT:
JAY SAD
DRUGS IN JAPAN
MOST PEOPLE

$8 COVER (INC. CD & 1 DRINK)

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