Noise Pop Festival 2018 Opening Night Fueled By Lagunitas with The Dodos performing Visiter with Very Special Guest

FEBRUARY 19th - 25th
Noise Pop Festival 2018 Opening Night Fueled By Lagunitas with The Dodos performing Visiterwith Very Special Guest
Noise Pop Music and Arts Festival is back for its 26th year! Thanks to Lagunitas Brewing Company, we are thrilled to announce The Dodos performing Visiter for its 10 year Anniversary, along with a very special guest. Our opener is still a surprise, but trust us when we say it'll be one for the books. Not only will badge holders be able to pick up their badges here, it'll also be the first place to get ahold of our brand new Noise Pop 2018 merch. Come early and don't forget to smile, we'll have a photo booth standing by!
This free show is exclusive to festival badge holders and will take place at Swedish American Hall on Monday, February 19th. Interested? Purchase a festival badge to get into the Opening Party & all the shows (including the sold-out ones!)

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VOWWS Share "Structure Of Love" Track Via The 405 | 'Under The World' LP Out 3/2


LISTEN & SHARE: VOWWS - "Structure Of Love" Track

"goth pop, jazz, western, and beyond come together under one strange roof, and that hodgepodge ends up sounding as good as anything released to this point in the year." - The 405

LISTEN & SHARE: VOWWS - "Esseff" Track
WATCH & SHARE: VOWWS - "Esseff" Visualizer
LA-via-Australia based duo VOWWS shares their new track "Structure Of Love" via The 405. "It sort of ended up sounding like a jazzy, sci fi western video game," the duo explains of the single, "Or like the theme of an ambitious low budget movie called The Return Of Space Cowboy 3." The track is from their forthcoming album Under The World, out 3/2 on Anti-Language Records. The band will be kicking of a US tour starting in Austin for SXSW, you can check out a full list of dates below:
3.16 - SXSW: Warp Magazine Showcase at Blackheart, Austin, TX
3.19 - 529 - Atlanta, GA
3.20 - Strange Matter - Richmond, VA
3.22 - Saint Vitus - Brooklyn, NY
3.23 - Meatlocker - Montclair, NJ
3.24 - Geno's - Portland, ME
3.25 - Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA
3.26 - Cafe Nine - New Haven, CT
3.27 - O'Brien's - Boston, MA
3.28 - Casa Del Popolo - Montreal
3.29 - Coalition - Toronto
3.30 - Now That's Class - Cleveland, OH *
3.31 - Deluxx Fluxx - Detroit, MI *
4.1 - Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL *
4.3 - Reverb Lounge - Omaha, NE *
4.4 - Hi Dive - Denver, CO *
4.5 - Metro Music Hall - Salt Lake City, UT *
4.6 - Neurolux - Boise, ID *
4.7 - Barboza - Seattle, WA *
4.8 - Tonic Lounge - Portland, OR *
4.9 - Old Nick's - Eugene, OR *
4.11 - Blue Lamp - Sacramento, CA*
4.12 - The Eagle - San Francisco, CA
4.14 - Verboden Festival - Vancouver

* w/ Soft Kill and Choir Boy‌

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Saint Agnes announce The Witching Hour UK Tour

The Witching Hour UK tour

“Saint Agnes kick out the jams with a fervour and sense of purpose that's genuinely refreshing by shoving the blues through a mangle of 70s influenced psych and metal and then spewing them out in a multi-coloured spray.” – The Quietus

“Psych-rock four-piece Saint Agnes have created a unique cinematic sound and a rock ’n’ roll Gothic image to match.” – The Telegraph

“Their raw chemistry proves as potent as ever as they dish out a grinding splurge of defiant rock n’ roll graffiti”
– Q Magazine

Saint Agnes in their short history have sold-out headline shows at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, Oslo Hackney and The Sebright Arms. Making their way up and down the country as handpicked supports for LA Witch and Death Valley Girls and a packed out headline run through Europe.

The band draw their audience in with songs of love and betrayal and electrify with their fuzzed out, hook-laden, desert stomp. In the eye of this sonic storm Saint Agnes create a world entirely of their own and all who witness it are left believing every word.

20th - The Portland Arms - Cambridge
22nd- The New Adelphi - Hull
23rd - Underground - Newcastle
24th - Church - Dundee
25th - The Hug and Pint - Glasgow
26th - The Basement - York
27th - The Lending Room - Leeds
28th - Night and Day Café - Manchester

1st - Studio 2 - Liverpool
2nd- The Dark Horse - Birmingham
3rd - The Golden Eagle - Chester
5th - The Cellar - Oxford
6th - Purple Turtle - Reading
7th - The Moon Club - Cardiff
8th - The Underground - Plymouth
9th - Driftwood Spars - St Agnes
10th- The Forum Basement - Tunbridge Wells

5th - Heartbreakers - Southampton
6th - Hope and Ruin - Brighton
8th - The Lexington - London

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The Melvins Stream "Stop Moving To Florida"; Pinkus Abortion Technician Pre-Orders Available



Feb. 19, 2018, LOS ANGELES – The Melvins, who recently announced the April 20 release of new album Pinkus Abortion Technician (via Ipecac Recordings) will feature two bass players: Steven McDonald (Redd Kross, OFF!) and Jeff Pinkus (Butthole Surfers), share the album’s lead-off track, “Stop Moving To Florida” (http://smarturl.it/MelvinsPinkus).

The song is a medley of the James Gang’s “Stop” and Butthole Surfers’ “Moving To Florida,” which Osborne explains, “I wanted to do the song ‘Stop’ but I didn’t want to do all of it and I LOVE ‘Moving to Florida’ so ‘Stop Moving To Florida’ seemed perfect.” Pre-orders for the eight-song album are available now (http://smarturl.it/MelvinsPinkus) with digital pre-orders including an instant download of “Stop Moving To Florida.”

The Melvins have also announced a 10-week North American tour, kicking off on April 26 at the Casbah in San Diego. The trek will feature the Melvins as a four-piece with both Pinkus and McDonald joining Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover.

Tour dates (note: updated since previous press release):
April 26 San Diego, CA Casbah
April 27 Tucson, AZ The Rock
April 29 Dallas, TX Tree’s
April 30 Austin, TX Mohawk
May 1 Houston, TX White Oak Music Hall
May 3 Baton Rouge, LA Spanish Moon
May 4 Birmingham, AL Zydeco
May 6 Charlotte, NC Visulite Theater
May 7 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle
May 9 Baltimore, MD Ottobar
May 10 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts
May 11 Brooklyn, NY Warsaw
May 12 Hamden, CT Space Ballroom
May 13 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
May 14 Montreal, QC Corona Theatre
May 16 Toronto, ON Velvet Underground
May 18 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop
May 19 Pittsburgh, PA Rex Theater
May 20 Louisville, KY Headliner’s Music Hall
May 22 Nashville, TN 3rd & Lindsley
May 23 Memphis, TN Hi-Tone
May 24 St. Louis, MO The Ready Room
May 25 Kansas City, MO Record Bar
May 26 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom
May 27 Norman, OK Opolis
May 29 Santa Fe, NM Meow Wolf
May 30 Flagstaff, AZ The Green Room
May 31 Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom
July 12 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
July 13 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour
July 14 Fresno, CA Strummer’s
July 16 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
July 17 Sacramento, CA Holy Diver
July 19 Seattle, WA Neumo’s
July 20 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
July 21 Vancouver, BC Venue Nightclub
July 24 Edmonton, AB Union Hall
July 25 Calgary, AB Marquee Room
July 27 Winnipeg, MB Pyramid Cabaret
July 28 Fargo, ND The Aquarium (Dempsey’s Upstairs)
July 29 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
July 30 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon
July 31 Chicago, IL Park West
August 2 Grand Rapids, MI The Pyramid Scheme
August 3 Detroit, MI El Club
August 4 Columbus, OH A&R Music Bar
August 5 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue Theatre
August 6 Rock Island, IL Rock Island Brewing Company
August 7 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s
August 8 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room
August 10 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre
August 11 Ft. Collins, CO Aggie Theatre
August 13 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
August 14 Las Vegas, NV The Bunkhouse Saloon

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Fever Ray Reveals Live Band Members In "IDK About You" Video



"Electronic pop hasn’t sounded this radical in years." – Pitchfork 

"one of 2017’s most brazen [records], guaranteed to leave your heart racing…" – AV Club

"the most dementedly thrilling music that Dreijer has ever made." – Stereogum

"Plunge is Karin Dreijer at her most vulnerable and powerful, a righteous
reclamation of kink.” – NPR

"...so good, so focused, so 'jam'-packed, so badass, so very now." – Brooklyn Vegan
Fever Ray has debuted their new video for “IDK About You,” the latest chapter of their narrative series being released in support of their latest album, Plunge. In the video, Fever Ray introduces the members of their touring band. Read the full bios for Karin DreijerLiliana ZavalaMikaela HanssonMaryam NikandishDiva Cruz and Helena Gutarra on Fever Ray’s Instagram. As was the case with the previously unveiled videos, this one was filmed in Stockholm with creative direction by Martin Falck. Explore the Plunge narrative below.

Plunge - released in October of 2017 – was met with rampant critical acclaim and could be found on numerous Best Of lists at the end of 2017. CD and LP editions of the album will be available in early spring. Preorder and stream here.

Fever Ray recently announced their first North American tour in over eight years. Tickets are on sale now with some shows already selling out. Tickets for the two New York performances at Brooklyn Hangar will be available in tandem with Red Bull Music Festival’s full lineup announcement and subsequent ticket onsale. Visit feverray.com for further information.

February 19 – Vienna, Austria – Gasometer
February 20 – Milan, Italy – Fabrique
February 22 – Munich, Germany – Muffathalle
February 23 – Lausanne, Switzerland – Les Docks
February 24 – Zurich, Switzerland – Volkshaus
February 26 – Prague, Czech Republic – Forum Karlin
February 28 – Berlin, Germany – Columbiahalle
March 1 – Warsaw, Poland – Progresja
March 2 – Vilnius, Lithuania – The Hall Compensa
March 4 – Helsinki, Finland – The Circus
March 13 – Hamburg, Germany – Docks
March 14 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
March 15 – Brussels, Belgium – Ancienne Belgique
March 17 – Cologne, Germany – Palladium
March 19 – Paris, France – L'Olympia
March 20 – London, England – Troxy
March 21 – Manchester, England – Albert Hall
March 31 – Lund, Sweden – Mejeriet
April 2 – Bergen, Norway – USF Verftet
April 3 – Oslo, Norway – Sentrum Scene
April 4 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega
April 6 – Stockholm, Sweden – Nobelberget
April 7 – Stockholm, Sweden – Nobelberget
May 12 – New York, NY – Red Bull Music Festival - Brooklyn Hangar
May 13 – New York, NY – Red Bull Music Festival - Brooklyn Hangar
May 14 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
May 16 – Montreal, QC – MTELUS
May 17 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall (SOLD OUT)
May 18 – Chicago, IL – Metro (SOLD OUT)
May 21 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox (SOLD OUT)
May 22 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre (SOLD OUT)
May 23 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater (SOLD OUT)
May 25 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
May 26 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
May 24-28 – Bradley, CA – Lightning In A Bottle Festival
May 31 – Barcelona, Spain – Primavera Sound Festival
June 2 – London, England – Field Day Festival
June 7-9 – Porto, Portugal – NOS Primavera Sound Festival
June 22-24 – Westmeath, Ireland – Body & Soul Festival
June 28-July 1 – Katowice, Poland – Tauron Nowa Muzyka Festival
June 29-July 1 – Beuningen, Netherlands – Down The Rabbit Hole
July 5-8 – Werchter, Belgium – Rock Werchter
July 12-15 – Novi Sad, Serbia – Exit Festival
July 13-15 – Gräfenhainichen, Germany – Melt Festival
August 8-12 – Oslo, Norway – Øya Festival
August 9-11 – Gothenberg, Sweden – Way Out West
August 10-12 – Helsinki, Finland – Flow Festival


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David Byrne Releases "This Is That" Off "American Utopia"




Photo Credit: Jody Rogac

Today, February 16, David Byrne has released “This Is That,” the latest track from his forthcoming album American Utopia, out March 9 on Todomundo / Nonesuch Records. Of the track, David noted. “This Is That” was co-written and produced by Daniel Lopatin and is available to download instantly with pre-orders of American Utopia on iTunes and nonesuch.com. Additionally, the track can be purchased/streamed as a standalone here.

Today, February 16, David Byrne has released “This Is That,”  the latest track from his forthcoming album American Utopia, out March 9 on Todomundo / Nonesuch Records. Of the track, David noted. “This Is That” was co-written and produced by Daniel Lopatin (also known as Oneohtrix Point Never) and is  available to download instantly with pre-orders of American Utopia on iTunes andnonesuch.com.  Additionally,  the track can be purchased/streamed as a standalone  here.

Uncut named “This Is That” The Month’s Best New Music saying, “‘This highlight from American Utopiafinds Byrne teaming up with Daniel Lopatin aka Oneohtrix Point Never; over resonant, distant electronic drums and samples of Chinese folk instruments, Byrne channels the imagery of gospel music, but with a modern twist[…]  One of the best songs of Byrne’s storied career”.

This past month, Byrne has been in Europe presenting “Reasons To Be Cheerful,” an ongoing series he curates of hopeful writings, photos, music, and lectures. Watch a stream of the presentation given at New York’s New School last month via David’s Facebook page. 

More about American Utopia
While David Byrne has collaborated on joint releases with Eno, Norman Cook (aka Fatboy Slim), and most recently St. Vincent over the past decade, American Utopia is Byrne’s first solo album since, 2004’s Grown Backwards, also on Nonesuch. American Utopia morphed during the writing and recording process, beginning with longtime collaborator Eno, and eventually growing to include collaboration with producer Rodaidh McDonald (The xx, King Krule, Sampha, Savages) alongside a diverse cast of creative contributors including Daniel Lopatin (aka Oneohtrix Point Never), Jam City, Thomas Bartlett (St. Vincent producer, aka Doveman), Jack Peñate, and others. The album was recorded in New York City at David’s home studio, Reservoir Studios, Oscilloscope, XL Studios, and Crowdspacer Studio and in London at Livingston Studio 1.
The album packaging features the work of “outsider artist” Purvis Young, whose work was often a blend of painting/drawing and collaged elements comprised of everyday found objects. A painting depicting a head with a face of indeterminate race or possibly gender—dreaming, meditating, contemplating—is on the album’s cover.

David Byrne’s recent works include Joan of Arc: Into the Fire, a theatrical exploration of the historical heroine which premiered at The Public Theater in New York (2017); The Institute Presents: NEUROSOCIETY, a series of interactive environments created in conjunction with PACE Arts + Technology that question human perception and bias (2016); Contemporary Color, an event inspired by the American folk tradition of color guard and performed at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center and Toronto’s Air Canada Centre (2015); Here Lies Love, a twenty-two-song theatrical production about the life of Imelda Marcos, authored in collaboration with Fatboy Slim that premiered at The Public Theater in New York (2013), traveled to London’s National Theater for a sold-out run (201415), and was remounted at the Seattle Repertory Theater (2017); Love This Giant, a studio album and worldwide tour created with St. Vincent (2012); and How Music Works, a book about the history, experience, and social aspects of music (2012). In 2015 Byrne curated Southbank Centre’s annual Meltdown festival in London. Aco-founder of the group Talking Heads (1976–88), he has released nine studio albums and worked on multiple other projects, including collaborations with Brian Eno, Twyla Tharp, Robert Wilson, and Jonathan Demme, among others. He also founded the highly respected record label Luaka Bop. Recognition of Byrne’s various works include Obies, Drama Desk, Lortel, and Evening Standard awards for Here Lies Love, an Oscar, Grammy, and Golden Globe for the soundtrack to Bernardo Bertolucci’s The Last Emperor, and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Talking Heads. Byrne has published and exhibited visual art since his college days, including photography, filmmaking and writing. He lives in New York City.

David Byrne photos available hereAmerican Utopia bio, album art, and more are available here.

American Utopia
1. I Dance Like This
2. Gasoline And Dirty Sheets
3. Every Day Is A Miracle
4. Dog’s Mind
5. This Is That
6. It’s Not Dark Up Here
7. Bullet
8. Doing The Right Thing
9. Everybody’s Coming To My House
10. Here

American Utopia 2018 Tour Dates

03/03/18       Red Bank, NJ           Count Basie Theatre SOLD OUT           
04/03/18       Wilkes-Barre, PA      F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts SOLD OUT
06/03/18       Buffalo, NY              Center For The Arts SOLD OUT                        
07/03/18       Hershey, PA             Hershey Theatre SOLD OUT                             
09/03/18       Waterbury, Ct           Palace Theater SOLD OUT                               
10/03/18       Kingston, NY           Ulster Performing Arts Center SOLD OUT         
16/03/18       Santiago, CHI           Lollapalooza (Chile)                                         
18/03/18       Buenos Aires, ARG  Lollapalooza (Argentina)                                              
19/03/18       Teatro Gran Rex       Buenos Aires (Argentina)
20/03/18       Teatro de Verano      Montevideo (Uruguay)
22/03/18        Porto Alegre, BRA    Pepsi on Stage
24/03/18        Sao Paulo, BRA       Lollapalooza (Brazil)    
28/03/18        Rio De Janeiro, BRA Km de Vantagens Hall
29/03/18        Belo Horizonte, BRA Km de Vantagens Hall
03/04/18       Mexico City MX    Metropolitan Theater
05/04/18       Monterrey MX     Auditorio Pabellón M
07/04/18       Guadalajara, MEX    Corona Capital Guadalajara                  
12/04/18       San Diego, CA         San Diego Civic Theater          
14/04/18       Indio, CA                 Coachella                                            
15/04/18       Tucson, AZ              Centennial Hall SOLD OUT       
17/04/18       San Diego, CA         San Diego Civic Theater SOLD OUT     
18/04/18       Las Vegas, NV         Smith Center for the Arts SOLD OUT  
19/04/18       Mesa, AZ                 Mesa Arts Center-Ikeda Theater SOLD OUT      
21/04/18       Indio, CA                 Coachella  SOLD OUT                                                         
24/04/18       Dallas, TX                Winspear Opera House SOLD OUT      
25/04/18       Oklahoma City, OK   The Criterion
27/04/18       San Antonio, TX       Tobin Center for the Performing Arts SOLD OUT
28/04/18       Houston, TX             White Oak Music Hall Outside Lawn      
29/04/18        New Orleans, LA       Jazz Fest
04/05/18       Atlanta, GA              Shaky Knees
05/05/18       Nashville, TN            Ryman Auditorium SOLD OUT
08/05/18       Asheville, NC           Thomas Wolfe Civic Auditorium SOLD OUT
09/05/18       Charlotte, NC           Ovens Auditorium SOLD OUT
10/05/18       Durham PAC            Durham, NC SOLD OUT
12/05/18       Washington, DC       The Anthem SOLD OUT
13/05/18       Pittsburgh, PA         Benedum Center for the Arts
15/05/18       Milwaukee WI           Riverside Theater SOLD OUT
16/05/18       Madison, WI             Orpheum Theater SOLD OUT
17/05/18       Minneapolis, MN      Orpheum Theater SOLD OUT
18/05/18       Minneapolis, MN      Orpheum Theater
20/05/18       Edmonton, ALB       Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
21/05/18       Calgary, ALB            Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
23/05/18       Vancouver, BC         Queen Elizabeth Theater SOLD OUT
24/05/18       Seattle, WA              Paramount Theater SOLD OUT
25/05/18       George, WA             Sasquatch Festival
27/05/18       Portland, OR            Keller Auditorium SOLD OUT
28/05/18       Eugene, OR             Hult Center
30/05/18       Salt Lake City, UT     Capitol Theatre SOLD OUT
01/06/18       Chicago, IL              Auditorium Theater
02/06/18       Chicago, IL              Auditorium Theater SOLD OUT
03/06/18       Chicago, IL              Auditorium Theater SOLD OUT
05/06/18       Des Moines, IA        Des Moines Civic Center
07/06/18       Kansas City, MO      Kauffman Center for the Arts SOLD OUT
08/06/18       St. Louis, MO           Peabody Opera House SOLD OUT
09/06/18       Indianapolis, IN        Farmers Bureau Lawn Amphitheater                  
14/06/18       Oxford, England      New Theatre SOLD OUT      
15/06/18       Glasgow, Scotland   Glasgow Royal Concert Hall SOLD OUT      
17/06/18       Birmingham, England Birmingham Symphony Hall SOLD OUT       
18/06/18       Manchester, England Manchester Apollo SOLD OUT        
19/06/18       London, England      Eventim Apollo SOLD OUT 
20/06/18       London, England      Eventim Apollo SOLD OUT
23/06/18       Prague, Czech Republic Metronome Festival                                         
25/06/18       Zagreb, Croatia        INmusic Festival                                              
26/06/18       Wien, Austria            Museumsquartier
27/06/18       Berlin, Germany        Tempodrom
30/06/18       Ewijk, Netherlands    Down The Rabbit Hole                         
05/07/18       Gdynia, Poland        Open'er Festival          
06/07/18       Roskilde, Denmark   Roskilde Festival         
08/07/18       Werchter, Belgium    Rock Werchter                                    
11/07/18       Cascais, Portugal     Cool Jazz Festival                                           
13/07/18       Bilbao, Spain           Bilbao BBK Live Festival                                             
14/07/18       Barcelona, Spain      Cruilla Barcelona                                             
17/07/18       Zürich, Switzerland   Theater 11 **
19/07/18       Ravenna, Italy          Ravenna Festival                                             
20/07/18       Perugia, Italy            Umbria Jazz Festival                                        
21/07/18       Trieste, Italy             Piazza Unità                                        
27/07/18       Camden, NJ             XPoNential Music Festival       
29/07/18       New York, NY              Panorama Music and Arts Festival
31/07/18       Boston, MA             Blue Hills Bank Pavilion SOLD OUT
01/08/18       Boston, MA             Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
03/08/18       Toronto, ONT           Sony Center for the Performing Arts SOLD OUT
04/08/18       Toronto, ONT           Sony Center for the Performing Arts
05/08/18       Canandaigua, NY     Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center
08/08/18       Grand Rapids, MI     Devos Performance Hall SOLD OUT
10/08/18       Detroit, MI                Fox Theater
11/08/18       Huber Heights, OH   Rose Music Center
12/08/18       Cincinnati, OH          PNC Pavilion at Riverbend
16/08/18       Oakland, CA            Fox Theater SOLD OUT
17/08/18       Oakland, CA            Fox Theater SOLD OUT
18/08/18       San Jose, CA           City National Civic Auditorium
21/08/18       Sacramento, CA       Community Theater SOLD OUT
22/08/18       San Francisco, CA       Bill Graham Civic Center
24/08/18       Santa Barbara, CA    Santa Barbara Bowl SOLD OUT
25/08/18 Los Angeles, CA Shrine Auditorium
27/08/18       Morrison, CO           Red Rocks Amphitheater SOLD OUT
28/08/18       Morrison, CO           Red Rocks Amphitheater SOLD OUT    

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