THE SHEEPDOGS Announce North American Tour Dates

THE SHEEPDOGS Announce North American Tour Dates This Fall

New Album Future Nostalgia Out October 2 via Dine Alone Records

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Following a string of festival appearances over the summer, The Sheepdogs will embark on an extensive North American tour beginning in September and making stops in Austin, Los Angeles, Chicago, Denver, Nashville and more.

The Sheepdogs remain steadfast in their commitment to rock n' roll excellence with their third album Future Nostalgia out October 2, 2015 via Dine Alone Records. Since their inception, the band has always sought to play the kind of music they themselves love: "Pure, simple, good-time music," as singer/guitarist Ewan Currie puts it. It's no surprise, then, that the album is firmly rooted in the rock tradition that listeners have come to expect from the boys.

Pre-order the album on iTunes HERE,

and can also pre-order bundles including merch on www.thesheepdogs.com.

Formed in Saskatoon, The Sheepdogs have followed in the footsteps of Canadian rock legends including Neil Young, The Band and The Guess Who with a bold take on classic guitar rock and polished retro sound. The band came into the national spotlight in 2011 as the first unsigned band to appear on the cover of Rolling Stone, which led to a performance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and a special appearance on Project Runway. A live favorite, The Sheepdogs have played at numerous festivals and headlining tours across North America, including performances at Bonnaroo, Coachella, Lollapalooza, opening for the likes of Kings of Leon and John Fogerty, and sharing the stage with Jason Sudeikis, Will Forte and Justin Long at Stones Fest. For their last self-titled LP, The Sheepdogs worked with Patrick Carney of The Black Keys to produce the collection, which debuted at No. 1 on the Canadian Top 200 SoundScan Chart, and garnered three No. 1 singles. The band has also won four JUNO awards, and been nominated for seven over their impressive career.

The Sheepdogs are Ewan Currie (lead vocal/guitar), Ryan Gullen (bass/vox), Sam Corbett (drums/vox), Shamus Currie (keys/horns) and Rusty Matyas (guitar/vox).

The Sheepdogs Tour Dates:


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8/7 Regina, SK @ Regina Folk Festival 2015
8/8 Burnaby, BC @ Burnaby Blues & Roots Festival 2015
8/15 Jasper, AB @ Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (100 Birthday Celebration)
8/16 Fort McMurray, AB @ MacDonald Island Park
8/18 Lethbridge, AB @ Whoop-Up Days Family Festival
8/28 Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre (Blue Jays Summer Fan Fridays)
9/3 Dallas, TX @ The Door/Prophet Bar
9/4 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
9/5 Utopia, TX @ UTOPiAfest
9/8 Austin, TX @ Parish (UtopiaFEST Official After-Party)
9/9 Little Rock, AR @ Stickyz
9/10 Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
9/11 Bowling Green, OH @ Black Swamp Arts Festival
9/12 Buffalo, NY @ EDGEFEST (Rock Radio 103.3 The Edge)
9/13 Cleveland, OH @ Cambridge Room
9/15 Windsor, ON @ Caesar's Windsor w/ Avett Brothers
9/20 Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Folk Festival
9/26 Pittsburgh, PA @ Thrival Festival
9/29 Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room
9/30 Boise, ID @ Visual Arts Collective
10/1 Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
10/2 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
10/7 Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
10/8 San Diego @ Casbah
10/10 San Luis Obispo, CA @ Brewski @ Madonna Inn
10/13 Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge
10/14 Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
10/15 Albuquerque, NM @ The Historic El Rey Theater
10/16 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
10/17 Norman, OK @ University of Oklahoma - Red Door Music Festival
10/18 Tulsa, OK @ Vanguard
10/20 Ames, IA @ Maintenance Shop (Iowa State Univ)
10/21 Milwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall
10/22 Chicago, IL @ Double Door
10/23 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry
10/25 Nashville, TN @ 3rd & Lindsley (WRLT Show)
11/27 Winnipeg, MB @ RBC Convention Centre (Grey Cup Festival Concert Series)

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Sights & Sounds Artist: "Dorothy" Song: "After Midnight" - Playing Fox Oakland August 25th

DOROTHY

ON TOUR WITH MIGUEL - Playing Fox Oakland with Miguel On August 25th

Check out the new song "After Midnight"

LA-based, female-fronted rock band Dorothy (composed of vocalist Dorothy Martindrummer Zac Morrisguitarist Mark Jackson and bassist Gregg Cash) will be hitting the road with R&B sensation Miguel. The tour kicks off in Austin, Texas and will run through early September. After an electric series of shows at this year's SXSW, the band is looking forward to getting back out on the road.

2015 has been a big year for Dorothy - the band recently signed to Roc Nation and released their debut EP Dorothy. Rolling Stone deemed them a new artist you need to know now and compared their stomping, hard-rock sound to the likes of Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin and Black Sabbath.

DOROTHY EP on iTunes

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"... Menacing and electric, with Dorothy's vocals - which bring to mind the ear-bending acrobatics of Janis Joplin and Robert Plant - lighting the way through a bog of muddy riffs and bone-shaking beats." 

Rolling Stone 

"Kicking ass in ruby slippers, that's what DOROTHY does. Straight power and style on all fronts. Think Sleigh Bells intensity birthing a baby with Patti Smith's gritty vocals... to restore your faith in the modern rock scene." -Noisey 

"They're keeping it real with a stomping fuzz-rocker called 'Wicked Ones.' Its bluesy, chugging heartbeat (think Black Sabbath, White Stripes, or a myriad of others in between) gets the point across." -Billboard


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Tour Dates with Miguel

July 24th - Emo's - Austin, TX

July 25th - South Side Music Hall - Dallas, TX

July 26th - Warehouse Live - Houston, TX

July 28th - Joy Theater - New Orleans, LA

July 29th - Tabernacle - Atlanta, GA

July 31st - Theatre of Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA

August 1st - College Street Music Hall - New Haven, CT

August 2nd - Terminal 5 - New York, NY

August 4th - House of Blues - Boston, MA

August 5th - Starland Ballroom - Sayerville, NJ

August 7th - The Space at Westbury - Long Island, NY

August 8th - The Music Box/Borgata Casino & Resort - Atlantic City, NJ

August 9th - State Theater - Portland, ME

August 11th - Sound Academy - Toronto, ON

August 12th - Royal Oak Music Theatre - Royal Oak, MI

August 14th - The Vic Theatre - Chicago, IL

August 15th - First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN

August 16th - Arvest Bank Theare at The Midland - Kansas City, MO

August 18th - Ogden Theatre - Denver, CO

August 19th - The Depot - Salt Lake City, UT

August 21st - Roseland Theater - Portland, OR

August 22nd - Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC

August 23rd - Showbox SoDo - Seattle, WA

August 25th - Fox Theater - Oakland,  CA - Sold Out

August 26th - Majestic Ventura Theater - Ventura, CA

August 28th - TBA - Phoenix, AZ

September 1st - North Park Theatre - San Diego, CA

September 2nd - Warner Grand Theatre - San Pedro, CA

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New Sounds - Band: DICEY HOLLOW Track: "Rose of Maine"

Self-Titled Debut EP Out July 24th On Dine Alone Records  

Newcomers, Dicey Hollow is the collective talents of Petter Ericson Stakee (lead singer and guitarist of Alberta Cross) and Jamie Biden. Today they have unveiled their latest offering "Rose of Maine." From the duo's forthcoming, self-titled debut EP that will be released worldwide on July 24th via Dine Alone Records.
Petter Ericson Stakee says, "'Rose of Maine' was one of the last songs we recorded for the EP, but the tune is actually one of our oldest. Some late night jams at Jamie's studio in Midtown [New York City] kind of brought it back to life again. It's definitely one of my favorites on the project now."
Dicey Hollow began as an excuse for old friends to finally get together and create some music - that excuse was a film that needed a score. Although the film never got completed, the two were inspired by the collaboration and kept writing together. Whenever time allowed them both to escape New York City, they would head to Mt. Tremper in Upstate New York to write and demo the songs that would eventually make up the debut EP. The result of their collaboration captures an intimate brand of cinematic rock. The six-song EP also features the mixing masterminds of Nico Aglietti (Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros), Claudius Mittendorfer (Temples, Big Data, Interpol, Johnny Marr) and Kyle Pass.
"...graceful kind of alt-country." -Magnet
"...heavy piano notes and a heap of Americana string work."
- Consequence of Sound
"Stakee's high, emotive voice is similar to Thom Yorke's of Radiohead though the band's overall sound is reminiscent of Iron and Wine- slow, Americana folk music that evokes feelings of a midsummer night's reverie." - In Your Speakers
"... a dreamy, almost floaty spin on folk and country." - Baeble

New Sounds: "toe" - Song "The World According To"

New Sounds: Toe - Song" "The World According To"

Influential Japanese 4-piece toe are premiering a new song titled, "The World According To".

The track will appear on the band's upcoming third studio LP, "Hear You," which will be released on July 24 via Topshelf Records.

Pre-orders for "Hear You" are now available here.

toe is currently in the midst of a rare U.S. headline tour which hits Philadelphia tonight and winds down in DC this Friday.

Tue. 07-14-15 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Wed. 07-15-15 - Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
Thu. 07-16-15 - New York, NY @ LPR - Le Poisson Rouge
Fri. 07-17-15 - Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall

What others are saying about toe:

"Toe continues pushing the already nebulous boundaries of post-rock with apparent ease."- AV Club

"... the thing that's always set toe apart from its technically minded peers is its ability to tell short, concise stories — ecstatic, noodly, complex pop songs that unfold in less than five minutes."- NPR

 

 

 


Melody Gardot Announces Fall U.S. Tour Dates - Herbst Theater 9/29

Melody Gardot Announces Fall U.S. Tour Dates
Ticket On-Sales July 17th & July 24th  
New Album 'Currency of Man' Tops Billboard and iTunes Jazz Charts
Internationally acclaimed, Grammy-nominated, platinum-selling singer-songwriter Melody Gardot has announced U.S. Fall tour dates in support of her new album Currency of Man, out now on Verve/Decca. The album topped both the Billboard and iTunes Jazz Charts in the U.S. and became the #1 jazz album in dozens of other countries. It also climbed the international pop charts reaching #3 in Switzerland, #5 in France and #11 in Germany. The U.S. run, set to take place between her two major European tours this summer and fall, will kick off in San Francisco on September 29th, bringing Melody to Los Angeles, Chicago, Annapolis, Alexandria, Boston, and her native Philadelphia before wrapping in New York City on October 10th. Tickets for the Annapolis and Alexandria shows go on sale July 17th.Tickets for all other shows go on sale July 24th. Stay tuned to www.melodygardot.co.uk. U.S. tour dates listed in full below.
Melody's fourth studio album Currency of Man is brimming with funky bass rhythms, sultry vocals, retro-soul brass arrangements, euphoric gospel singers and esoteric orchestrations. Live, these elements pop on stage as Melody draws in her audience as if they're attending an intimate living room gathering. The LP's socially conscious heartbeat is rooted in Melody's observations of real-life characters on the streets of Los Angeles where Currency of Man was recorded, touching upon many timely issues including racial inequality and homelessness.
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The cinematic black and white video for lead single "Preacherman", which premiered via the Wall Street Journal, is a stirring poetic tribute to the story of Emmett Till, the 14-year-old African American boy whose 1955 murder was a catalyst for the ensuing Civil Rights Movement. PRESS HERE to watch the video and read more about Emmett on the Emmett Till Foundation web site. Melody also recently released a docu-video for her song "It Gonna Come" which delves into the issue of homelessness. PRESS HERE to watch the video on Yahoo!, and PRESS HERE to stream the song.
 

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Praise for Melody Gardot and Currency of Man
"...sultry, soulful voice..." - Wall Street Journal
  "...a classic, timeless feel..." - Billboard
Melody Gardot U.S. Tour Dates:
9/29                    San Francisco, CA @ Herbst Theatre
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Tickets go on sale for the public on Friday, July 24, 2015 at 10:00 AM PST
9/30                   Los Angeles, CA @ The Theatre at Ace Hotel
10/3                   Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
10/5                   Annapolis, MD @ Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
10/6                   Alexandria, VA @ The Birchmere Music Hall
10/8                   Boston, MA @ Berklee Performance Centre
10/9                   Philadelphia, PA @ Merriam Theatre
10/10                 New York, NY @ Town Hall

Lenny Kravitz Announces US Dates - The Greek Theatre, Berkeley, CA on 9/13

Lenny Kravitz announces US dates

Kicking off at Afropunk in Brooklyn on August 28th
Lenny Kravitz's New Video 'The Pleasure and the Pain' (Tagged NSFW - Because. Boobs.)

Tickets On Sale Now!
Berkeley, CA The Greek Theatre 9/13

Lenny Kravitz has announced the US leg of his world tour, which he is set to kick off at the Afropunk Festival in Brooklyn, NY on August 23rd
Tickets go on sale now - for additional details please visit www.lennykravitz.com/tour.

Lenny Kravitz is currently on a sold-out European tour that will run through the month of July. The announcement of U.S. dates follows on the heels of the recently released video for his latest single, "The Pleasure and the Pain" via RollingStone.com.

Lenny Kravitz's tenth studio album "Strut" was released in September 2014 via Roxie Records/ Kobalt Label Services. The album is a real rock & roll record that hits hard rhythmically and looks back on the 1970's metropolis of funky after-hours grooves and soulful hooks. The album was named one of Rolling Stone's Top Albums of 2014 and includes such standout titles as "New York City," "I Never Want to Let You Down" and "She's a Beast."

TOUR DATES:
8/23
Brooklyn, NY
Afropunk Festival^

8/26
Toronto, ON
Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

8/30
Philadelphia, PA
Mann Center

9/1
Vienna, VA
Wolftrap

9/3
Chicago, IL
Ravinia

9/6
Snowmass Village, CO
Jazz Aspen Snowmass^

9/8
Las Vegas, NV
The Cosmopolitan

9/11
Los Angeles, CAA
Greek Theatre

9/13
Berkeley, CA
Greek Theatre

9/16
Dallas, TX
Allen Event Center

9/17
Houston, TX
Cynthia Woods Pavilion

9/19
Atlanta, GA
Music Midtown Festival in Piedmont Park^
^ - previously announced


New Sounds: DAY WAVE "Drag" - Announces SF Bay Area Shows

Oakland, CA's Day Wave is set to release one of the most highly anticipated EPs of the summer later this month, and today he announces some upcoming hometown shows. Bay Area fans can catch one of the most exciting, Zane Lowe-approved up-and-comers making music right now at Phoenix Hotel on August 4th and at The Independent on September 21st with Blonde Redhead and see for themselves what Beats 1, Sirius Alt Nation, Sirius XMU, KCRW, KEXP, WXPN and more stations across the country are buzzing about.

9/21 @ The Independent with Blonde Redhead
8/4 @ Phoenix Hotel for Joie De Vivre Hotels’ “Good Measure Tour”

Listen to the new track:
Day Wave - "Drag"

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Day Wave – a.k.a. the dreamy, indie-pop solo project of Oakland’s Jackson Phillips – has been turning heads since the release of his first single in Fall 2014 and will self-release the Headcase EP on July 17th. In addition to tons of radio love, he has already hit #1 Artist and Top 10 Track on Hype Machine, debuted on the Spotify Viral U.S. 50 Chart in the Top 10, charted on the Sirius Alt Nation Alt 18, soundtracked an Urban Outfitters video, cracked over 1 million SoundCloud streams, and more. PRESS HERE to listen.

North American Tour Dates
8/4/15 San Francisco, CA @ Phoenix Hotel
8/19/15 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
9/15/15 Seattle, WA @ Neptune
9/17/15 Vancouver, Canada @ Imperial
9/19/15 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
9/21/15 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
9/23/15 Los Angeles, CA @ Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock
9/24/15 Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Bar

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New Sounds: BIG TALK New Album "Straight In No Kissin'" out July 24th

New Album Straight In No Kissin' out July 24th

Rock outfit Big Talk - who are fronted by The Killers' Ronnie Vannucci - will release their new studio album, Straight In No Kissin', on Friday, July 24th via Little Oil Records in partnership with PledgeMusic.

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"I wanted to cut live punk rock songs, but I wanted to put something in there for the ladies as well. This way, there's a nice pop sensibility," Vannucci told Pledgemusic.

The LP was recorded over most of 2014 at The Killers' Battle Born Studios in Las Vegas before relocating to Vannucci's own home studio in Sonoma County, CA.

In support of the forthcoming project, Big Talk is set to perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on July 21st. The five -piece will also play select West Coast tour dates starting on July 19th in San Diego, LA and San Francisco. 

Big Talk is comprised of Ronnie [lead singer and guitarist] alongside Taylor Milne [guitar], John Spiker [bass], John Konesky [guitar], and Brooks Wackerman [drums].


BIG TALK 2015 Tour Dates:

7/19                 San Diego, CA @ Cashbah

7/20                 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour

7/23                 San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge

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New Sounds: WARREN HAYNES "Spots Of Time"

Artist: WARREN HAYNES
Track: "Spots Of Time"
Solo Americana Album 'Ashes & Dust' Out July 24th

Grammy Award-winning vocalist-songwriter and revered guitarist Warren Haynes' new studio album, Ashes & Dust featuring Railroad Earth, will be released Friday, July 24th via Concord Records.

Listen to lead single off the album, "Spots of Time" on Soundcloud

"This is a project unlike any other in Warren's prolific, decades-long career with Allman Brothers, Gov't Mule and the Grateful Dead. Ashes & Dust sees Warren recording in the Americana space for the first time ever and features gorgeous acoustic arrangements, folk-based songwriting and his most personal songs to date - some that he has been carrying around for 20 or 30 years but never recorded until now. Warren also plays more acoustic and slide guitar on this album than he has played in a long time. The LP features collaborations with Grace Potter, Shawn Colvin, Mickey Raphael, Oteil Burbridge, and Marc Quinones."

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New Video: Bang Gang "My Special One"

New Video: Bang Gang "My Special One"
New Album: "The Wolves Are Whispering" available now.

"It's been over seven years since Iceland's Bang Gang - a.k.a. Bardi Johannsson - released his last record, and today the long-awaited new album The Wolves Are Whispering is out. An expansive, cinematic and hugely personal collection of songs that represent some of Johannsson's finest work to date, The Wolves Are Whispering features guest vocals by Helen Marnie (Ladytron), Keren Ann (Lady & Bird), Jofridur Akadottir (Samaris, Pascal Pinon) and Bloodgroup.

Though it's been nearly a decade since the last Bang Gang album, Ghosts From The Past, Bardi Johannsson has kept busy. His recent collaborations include the electro-pop duo Starwalker with Jean-Benoît Dunckel of Air and Lady and Bird with French songstress Keren Ann. Johannsson has also scored numerous films and documentaries including David Guy Levy's Would You Rather (with Daniel Hunt), and the French success De Toutes Nos Forces, directed by Nils Tavernier."

Buy The Wolves Are Whispering on iTunes now.



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