8/21/2017

Miranda Lee Richards announces NYC show on September 13th at Pianos.


    Photo: Bev Davies

Miranda Lee Richards announces NYC show in September 2017. Sept. 13th at Pianos. You won't want to miss it!


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OHANA DANA POINT: September 8-10 at Doheny State Beach

 
 
The DOHENY DANA POINT 2017 line-up is as follows:  Social Distortion, Eddie Vedder, Jack Johnson, Pixies, Ray Lamontagne, Haim, Fiona Apple, Glen Hansard, The Naked and Famous, TV On The Radio, Dr. Dog, The Orwells, The Frights, Vérité, Cameron Avery, Conner Youngblood, Simon Townshend, Missio, Ella Vos, The Mattson 2, Liam Finn, Timmy Curran, Jade Jackson and Corey Harper.
 
  

Tickets for OHANA are on sale now at www.theohanafest.com.  A portion of the proceeds from OHANA will benefit the San Onofre Parks Foundation, a California non-profit that cooperatively works with the California State Parks to develop, preserve and enhance the recreation and experience of California's unique and beautiful coastal parks.   OHANA is produced by Live Nation and Synergy Global Entertainment (SGE).
 
Snapchat: TheOhanaFest

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GARY NUMAN SHARES NEW SONG "AND IT ALL BEGAN WITH YOU" FROM NEW ALBUM SAVAGE (SONGS FROM A BROKEN WORLD)

 
GARY NUMAN SHARES NEW SONG "AND IT ALL BEGAN WITH YOU"
FROM NEW ALBUM SAVAGE (SONGS FROM A BROKEN WORLD)
OUT SEPTEMBER 15 ON BMG



Los Angeles, CA - August 21, 2017 - The iconic and highly influential Gary Numan today shared new song "And It All Began With You" from his forthcoming 22nd album Savage (Songs From A Broken World). Listen to the ethereal track HERE. Coming almost four years after his album Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind) earned the best reviews of his career and his highest chart-placing in 20 years, Savage (Songs From A Broken World) is due for release September 15 on BMG and is available for preorder now HERE. Fans who preorder the album now will receive
instant downloads of "And It All Began With You" and previously released tracks "What God Intended" and "My Name Is Ruin".

Savage (Songs From A Broken World) is an album with a narrative that's set in an apocalyptic, post-global warming Earth in the not-too-distant future. There is no technology left and most of the planet has turned to a desolate desert wasteland. Food is scarce, water even more so and human kindness and decency are just a dim and distant memory. Western and Eastern cultures have merged, more because of the need to simply survive than any feelings of greater tolerance or understanding. It's a harsh, savage environment, as are the survivors who still roam across it.

While Numan was writing the record, Donald Trump was elected President of the United States. It made sense to make him and his climate decisions the catalyst for the apocalypse theme of the album.

"The songs are about the things that people do in such a harsh and terrifying environment," explains Numan. "It's about a desperate need to survive and they do awful things in order to do so, and some are haunted by what they've done. That desire to be forgiven, along with some discovered remnants of an old religious book, ultimately encourages religion to resurface, and it really goes downhill from there."

The album was produced by long-term collaborator Ade Fenton, with recording sessions split between Numan's own studio in LA, and in the UK. Numan and Fenton's creative connection goes back to 2006's Jagged. "Ade is not only extremely creative but ridiculously hard working, even in difficult circumstances," says Numan. "It's easy to discuss alternative ideas with him, he's not precious about things and is always looking to make the music better, even if that means, on very rare occasions, undoing his own work and starting again."

As the project took shape, Numan also set up a Pledge Music campaign to create an experience for fans that would let them see how an album was put together, from the first note to the finished shrink wrapped package. It was a strategy that brought Numan closer to his fans, and allowed him to communicate the blood, sweat and tears that goes into making a record. The campaign grew so successful that Numan consequently secured a record deal with BMG.

Numan announced the album earlier this summer and shared its lead single "My Name Is Ruin." It's a menacing industrial march in which the unrelenting mechanized intensity is countered by the humanity of its sweet, swirling backing vocals which exude a palpable Egyptian influence. It's immediately captivating but brutally uncompromising: the sound of an artist eager to continue to push both himself and his audience almost four decades after presenting his initial sonic prototype.

The accompanying video for the track was directed by visual artist and musician Chris Corner of IAMX. Filmed in the desolate deserts of southern California, it features a special guest in the shape of Numan's 11-year-old daughter Persia who also contributes vocals to the track. With the foreboding setting and temperatures reaching 48ºC during the shoot, the stunning location was the perfect backdrop for an album that examines a world struggling for survival after the devastation of global warming. Watch the music video HERE.

Savage (Songs From A Broken World)  will be released on CD, deluxe CD, double vinyl, cassette, digital and MFiT formats.

In support of the album, Gary Numan will embark upon the North American Savage Tour, November-December 2017.The official tour routing and ticket links are below:

Gary Numan - Savage North American Tour Dates:
Nov 15 - The Observatory North Park; San Diego, CA
Nov 16 - Teragram Ballroom; Los Angeles, CA
Nov 17 - The Observatory; Santa Ana, CA
Nov 19 - The Fillmore; San Francisco, CA
Nov 21 - Wonder Ballroom; Portland, OR
Nov 22 - Neptune; Seattle, OR
Nov 23 - The Rickshaw Theatre; Vancouver
Nov 24 - Commonwealth; Calgary
Nov 26 - Pyramid Cabaret; Winnipeg
Nov 28 - First Avenue; Minneapolis, MN
Nov 29 - Thalia Hall; Chicago, IL
Nov 30 - St Andrews Hall; Detroit, IL
Dec 01 - Opera House; Toronto
Dec 04 - Paradise Rock Club; Boston, MA
Dec 06 - Union Transfer; Philadelphia, PA
Dec 07 - Brooklyn Street; Brooklyn, NY
Dec 09 - 9:30 Club; Washington DC
Dec 11 - The Masquerade - Heaven Stage; Atlanta, GA
Dec 12 - Exit / In; Nashville, TN
Dec 14 - Trees; Dallas, TX
Dec 15 - Warehouse Live Studio; Houston, TX
Dec 16 - The Mohawk; Austin, TX

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Tropicália Music & Taco Festival

Tropicália Music & Taco Festival 

Saturday, November 11th | Queen Mary Park - Long Beach, CA

Los Tigres Del Norte, Chicano Batman, Kali Uchis, Alina Baraz, King Krule, GoldLink, Cuco, Sonora Dinamita, Low End Theory, Madlib, Ginuwine, Sango, XXYYXX, Os Mutantes, and more!

$75 Early Bird Tickets Onsale Friday, August 25 at 10 AM PST

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Widowspeak's New Album Streaming Today!

WIDOWSPEAK'S NEW ALBUM 
EXPECT THE BEST 

ALBUM RELEASED AUGUST 25 ON 
CAPTURED TRACKS

NORTH AMERICA + EUROPE TOUR THIS FALL

Today, Hype Machine is streaming Widowspeak's highly anticipated, new album in full. They said of the full-length "Their previous album leaned into light-hearted Americana. By contrast, Expect The Best presents heavier atmospherics, influenced by Hamilton's time in Tacoma, Washington, and marking the first time they've recorded as a quartet. The album balances this newfound energy with the band's characteristic intimacy.Expect The Best will be widely available via Captured Tracks on August 25.
 

Up to now, Widowspeak has released singles "Dog," "When I Tried" and "The Dream," all warmly received by critics and fans alike. In support of the new album, the band will tour the US this fall, beginning in Boston on September 8 at The Great Scott and concluding in Brooklyn at Rough Trade on October 13. All dates are listed below including newly confirmed shows in the US and Europe.


"fuses lightness and darkness like few others: The group's sound may conjure the effervescence of dream-pop, but a gloomy, anxious undercurrent anticipates nightmares at any given moment." -  
NPR

"familiar vintage textures and dreamy vocals only partially disguise a sense that all may not be well. The alt-rock influence slips in as a brooding chill, a spookiness that never found such voice on past Widowspeak albums." SPIN

"The guitars, in all their distorted glory, are the standout here, while distant oohs build an extra level of intrigue to an ominous and downright sleek song." - Stereogum 

"sounds like Mazzy Star given a psych-rock makeover" - Under The Radar


Expect the Best is the follow up to 2015's All Yours. While previous albums were conceived as a duo with lead guitarist Robert Earl Thomas, the new LP finds Widowspeak playing to the specific strengths of the current touring incarnation (James Jano on drums, Willy Muse on bass). The album, recorded by Kevin MacMahon(SwansReal Estate), exhibits a marked increase in energy that reflects the band's live show and the organic way it was created: by four people in a room together. The band collectively navigate dynamic changes with subtlety and restraint; the nine tracks here reach highs of wide-eyed lushness and plumb the depths of resigned melancholy. Their usual palette of dusty guitars and angular twang are still here front and center, but now with a bit more 90s homage, even if abstractly.

 

Expect The Best
Tracklisting
The Dream
When I Tried
Dog
Warmer
Good Sport
Let Me
Right On
Expect The Best
Fly On The Wall
Pre-order Expect The Best: 

Tour Dates
09/08 - Boston, MA - Great Scott
09/09 - Burlington, VT - ArtsRiot
09/11 - Toronto, ON - The Garrison
09/12 - Detroit, MI - El Club
09/13 - Chicago, IL - The Empty Bottle
09/15 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th St. Entry
09/17 - Des Moines, IA - Des Moines Social Club
09/19 - Denver, CO - Hi Dive
09/20 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
09/21 - Boise, ID - Neurolux
09/22 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
09/23 - Seattle, WA - Barboza
09/24 - Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret
09/26 - San Francisco, CA - Swedish American Hall
09/27 - Visalia, CA - The Cellar Door
09/28 - Los Angeles, CA - Pico Union Project
09/29 - San Diego, CA - Space Bar
09/30 - Phoenix, AZ - Rebel Lounge
10/01 - Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf
10/03 - Austin, TX - Sidewinder
10/04 - New Orleans, LA - Gasa Gasa
10/05 - Birmingham, AL - Syndicate Lounge
10/06 - Nashville, TN - The High Watt
10/07 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
10/08 - Asheville, NC - The Mothlight
10/09 - Durham, NC - Motorco Music Hall
10/10 - Washington, DC - DC9
10/11 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot and Saddle
10/12 - Kingston, NY - BSP Kingston
10/13 - New York, NY - Rough Trade NYC
11/14 - Amsterdam, NL - Sugarfactory
11/15 - Utrecht, NL -Db's
11/17 - Birmingham, UK -Actress & Bishop
11/18 - Glasgow, UK -Nice n Sleazy
11/20 - London, UK - Oslo
11/21 - Brighton, UK -The Hope
11/23 - Rotterdam, NL - Rotown
11/26 - Berlin, DE -Volksbühne
11/27 - Hamburg, DE - Hafenklang
11/28 - Copenhagen, DK - Vega
11/29 - Stockholm, SWE -Obaren
11/30 - Oslo, NO - Revolver
12/01 - Gothenburg, SWE -Oceanen
12/02 - Lund, SWE -Mejeriet

Find Widowspeak here

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Kedr Livanskiy shares "ACDC" ft. Martin Newell (Cleaners From Venus) - 'Ariadna' on 2MR out Sept 8

KEDR LIVANSKIY

(of CLEANERS FROM VENUS)

 
'ARIADNA' COMING SEPTEMBER 8 VIA 2MR

Photo By Liza Zubkova



Moscow's Kedr Livanskiy drops another track via Beats 1 this week - "ACDC" featuring Cleaners From Venus's Martin Newell. 

Kedr's debut album 'Ariadna' is out September 8 via 2MR. The album is Kedr's escape from reality.  She was born into a shifting and critical time for Russia's Soviet Union - old values had been exhausted and were anathematized because of reconstruction.  A sense of displacement drove Kedr to find herself.  'Ariadna' repeatedly explores the imagery and ideas of romanticism, mythical and fairytale themes.

Her inspiration for this record comes from the Izhevsk (sometimes referred to as "the capital of Russian electronic music") sound of the 80s, including groups like Stuk Bambuka V XI Chasov (Bamboo Crash at 11AM) and Samtsy Dronta. The movement in Russian experimental music is especially inspiring, with acts likes Valery Chkalov, Sergey Kuryokhin and Pop Mechanica; in general, the late-Soviet period was very inspiring with all its figures in music, cinema, their energy and their approach towards life and art.

Albums and artists she is inspired by in general: 
Cluster & Eno
Biosphere - Shenzhou
Chris Watson
Some albums by Coil 
NEU, Kraftwerk, Huerco S.
Muslimgauze, Psychic TV, D.Å.R.F.D.H.S.
Mono Junk - Gloom
Anthony Rother, Varg 
Robert Turman
Boards of Canada and Aphex Twin are of course eternal companions and an endless source of inspiration.




'Ariadna'
Kedr Livanskiy 
2MR 
September 8, 2017

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THE BIG MOON SHARE NEW VIDEO FOR “PULL THE OTHER ONE” FEATURING A CAMEO BY MARIKA HACKMAN

THE BIG MOON SHARE NEW VIDEO FOR
“PULL THE OTHER ONE”
FEATURING A CAMEO BY MARIKA HACKMAN
The Big Moon have shared the video for their latest single “Pull the Other One,” watch here. Directed by Pooneh Ghana, the visual was filmed on a day off during the girls’ recent North American tour with Marika Hackman, who makes a cameo as the villain. In a Pink Panther meets Austin Powers search for their captured pup, The Big Moon take down Hackman using a fidget spinner as their weapon of choice and are reunited with their beloved dog. “Pull the Other One” is from The Big Moon’s debut album Love in the 4th Dimension, which is nominated for a Mercury Prize recognizing the best British album of the past year.
 
 Love in the 4th Dimension

“London’s Coolest New Guitar-Wielding Girl Gang” – Noisey

“The up-and-coming garage-pop group is poised to be the next big thing.” – NYLON

“The Big Moon have unearthed the secret of a fire debut.” ***** – DIY Magazine

“They have the uppercut to send everyone else spinning.” ***** – DORK Magazine

“They’ve captured lightning in a bottle.” – The Line of Best Fit

“Confident in its own weirdness, ‘Love In The 4th Dimension’ is as enjoyable as the live shows that birthed it.” – Q


The Big Moon
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Mynabirds Bear Witness to Our Sadness, Fear, and Unwavering Hope in New Video

The Mynabirds Bear Witness to Our Nation’s

Sadness, Fear, and Still-Unwavering Hope

in New Video, “Golden Age”




Watch + Share The Video Here

New Album BE HERE NOW Out Friday!
(August 25)

 
The Mynabirds have released a video for Golden Age, from the forthcoming album BE HERE NOW, out on August 25 via Saddle Creek.  Directed by Jason Lester and starring Nicole Laliberte (the new “Twin Peaks”),  “Golden Age” takes inspiration from artist Ragnar Kjartansson's "Woman in E", and may similarly move people to tears.
 
“Golden Age”, written by Laura Burhenn (aka The Mynabirds), speaks to the sadness and fear gripping our nation, touching on neo-nazism and white supremacy, global warming, the border wall, anti-black, anti-muslim and anti-semitic hatred, and the way politics and digital media is dividing families and friends. Most importantly the song is about hanging on to hope, inviting all of us to stand up and fight for everything the statue of liberty represents: Freedom, justice and equality for all.
 
Lyrics to “Golden Age” can be found below.
Watch and share the video here.

 
BE HERE NOW features 9 songs written and recorded in just 2 weeks in January 2017 following the Inauguration and the Women’s March. The album is the result of a spontaneous effort to document the news and people’s emotional reactions to it in real time. No stranger to politics in her songwriting, Laura aimed to speak from the voice of the collective consciousness in a work of “Emotional Journalism,” singing the heartbreak, anger, exhaustion and resolute hope she witnessed during the Muslim travel ban, the final stand at Standing Rock, and every other news story that rattled America in that period. The album vacillates in style and feel to reflect a frayed nation, featuring a Burundian refugee choir on one song, and a cacophony of dissonant saxophones in a new national anthem on another. It is the last recording made in that space.

BE HERE NOW  was released as 3-EP set this summer, which culminates in an official album this Friday, August 25, 2017.
 
Catch The Mynabirds LIVE, gather as a community
and BE HERE NOW:

 
August 25: Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater (tix here)
September 20: Washington DC @ DC 9 (tix here)
September 21: Brooklyn, NY @ Sunnyvale (tix here)
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KATY PERRY: GET READY FOR THE HOTTEST MESS IN HISTORY


Who Will Reign Victorious In The Most 
Epic Basketball Game Of All Time?
WATCH The Trailer For "Swish Swish" ft. Nicki Minaj Music Video:


DIRECTED BY DAVE MEYERS
STARRING:
KATY PERRY
MOLLY SHANNON
TERRY CREWS
THOR "THE MOUNTAIN" BJÖRNSSON
JENNA USHKOWITZ
GATEN MATARAZZO
CHRISTINE SYDELKO
BILL WALTON
RICH EISEN
NICKI MINAJ
WITH MANY OTHER SURPRISES! 



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Deap Vally play Fluffer Pit Parties with Baby In Vain & Yassassin - Wednesday 23rd

DEAP VALLY PIT PARTY
W/ BABY IN VAIN & YASSASSIN
AUGUST 23RD


FLUFFER PIT PARTIES
SECOND SERIES
SECRET LOCATIONS. 360 STAGE
SUMMER / AUTUMN 2017

WATCH THE BRAND NEW DEAP VALLY VIDEO HERE   

After a triumphant return featuring the mighty PINS and JAWS, Fluffer Records will be hosting California blues rockers Deap Vally,Copenhagen trio Baby In Vain and Londoners Yassassin.

Their astonishing first year featured the likes of The Wytches, Bo Ningen and Atlanta’s Black Lips, now London’s premiere DIY outfit have returned with a brand new series of Pit Parties. Hidden warehouse spaces, 360 degree stages and some of the finest line-ups the city has to offer, the Fluffer team remain the number one purveyors of new music and fully immersive live events.

“It’s hard to top the carnage of a Fluffer Pit Party.” – The Wytches

With the hottest new talent on the undercards, DJ’s, food stalls and infamous Fluffer chaos, there’ll be plenty of tasty goodness on the bone. And as always the pits will be powered by the mighty Orange Amps, Pistonhead beer and DIY Magazine.

30.08 – JAPANDROIDS
15.09 – SPRING KING
24.11 – BLACK LIPS


All tickets are strictly limited so go direct to this link: https://dice.fm/event/deap-vally-pit-party-23rd-aug-secret-location-tickets


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