9/30/2010

More shows in October



Oct 1st: School of Seven Bells @ Echoplex



Oct 3rd: The Soft Pack @ Detroit Bar



Oct 5th: First Aid Kit @ The Echo



Oct 7th: Kordan @ The Echo
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Tomorrow: Neon Indian & Prefuse 73 @ Henry Fonda




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9/29/2010

The Hounds Below @ Bootleg Theater



Tonight at Bootleg Theater
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9/28/2010

Surfer Blood @ Henry Fonda tomorrow



Surfer Blood plays the Henry Fonda tomorrow Sept 29th, w/ The Drums
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9/27/2010

First Aid Kit



First Aid Kit - Return to North America, New Single, New Video~

http://thisisfirstaidkit.com/

"ghost town"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BKUjnyf8uY

"when I grow up"
http://soundcloud.com/firstaidkit/when-i-grow-up

SEPT. 30 SEATTLE, WA THE VERA PROJECT +*
OCT. 1 PORTLAND, OR DOUG FIR LOUNGE +*
OCT. 3 SAN FRAN, CA BOTTOM OF THE HILL +*
OCT. 5 LOS ANGELES, CA ECHO +
OCT. 7 AUSTIN, TX STUBB'S JR / OFFICIAL ACL PRE-PARTY
OCT. 9 AUSTIN, TX AUSTIN CITY LIMITS FESTIVAL
OCT. 9 DALLAS, TX PALLADIUM (w/ DEVENDRA BANHART)
OCT. 11 NASHVILLE, TN THE END +
OCT. 13 CHICAGO, IL LINCOLN HALL +
OCT. 15 TORONTO, ON EL MOCAMBO +
OCT. 16 MONTREAL, QC LE DIVAN ORANGE +
OCT. 17 BOSTON, MA GREAT SCOTT +
OCT. 19 PHILADELPHIA, PA JOHNNY BRENDA'S +
OCT. 20 WASHINGTON, DC DC9 +
OCT. 21 NEW YORK, NY THE DELANCEY (WICHITA / SADDLE CREEK CMJ SHOWCASE)
OCT. 22 NEW YORK, NY ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL (WINDISH AGENCY CMJ SHOWCASE)
OCT. 23 NEW YORK, NY JOE'S PUB (MUSICSNOBBERY.COM SHOWCASE)

+ Ferraby Lionheart
*The Sea of Cortez
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Alessi's Ark: US TOUR 2010




Alessi’s Ark First U.S. Release Soul Proprietor EP Out On Bella Union 10/19
Supporting Paul Weller In L.A. / Showcasing During CMJ
“Prepare to be enchanted by Alessi’s Ark’s whispy, breathy vocals and ethereal folk songs.”
– The Independent
“Alessi's fantastical music seems largely untainted by the world around her.” - Paste
Haw River, NC (September 27, 2010) - Created in a series of short sessions at London’s analogue-friendly, and satisfyingly dusty recording studios, the ‘Soul Proprietor’ EP is a charming record by this fresh, young British voice.

The musical avatar of Alessi Laurent-Marke, Alessi’s Ark might have begun as homework but her quirky, blade-sharp folk pop is mature far beyond her years. Required to play an instrument in school, Laurent-Marke took up the drums at age 11 and by her 17th birthday she had quit school to focus on music, become a Myspace sensation and signed with Virgin Records.
Her debut album Notes from the Treehouse (a special edition EP was produced by friend Ben Lovett of Mumford & Sons) was produced by Bright Eyes/Monsters of Folk member and Rilo Kiley producer Mike Mogis, and was released on Virgin in 2009. Alessi reaped word-of-mouth support and due acclaim, touring relentlessly and receiving plaudits for some stand out appearances at South by Southwest in Texas. Following parting ways with Virgin, Alessi signed with UK indie label Bella Union in 2010. In turns stark and cinematic, Alessi’s new EP Soul Proprietor signals a new beginning for an already unusually experienced young artist.
The new recordings that comprise the Soul Proprietor EP are another huge leap forward for this 20 year old artist. Entering into Alessi’s mesmerising mindset is to lose oneself in a whirlwind of the surreal. In an industry where taking is often the only realistic option, Alessi’s almost folkloric generosity sees her working tirelessly for the promotion of others. As an impassioned former fanzine editor, her support and championing of new artists warmed, humbled and fascinated the community of musicians that surrounded Mogis and Bright Eyes in Nebraska while recording her first full length.
Still very fresh on US soil, Alessi will be performing several shows in New York City during CMJ and then moving to the west coast to open for Paul Weller and play a few gigs of her own.
Alessi’s Ark US Tour Dates:

10/21 Bella Union/Yep Roc CMJ Showcase @ The Bowery Electric NYC
10/22 Redeye Distribution Day Party @ The Bowery Electric NYC
10/23 MusicSnobbery.com daytime showcase @ The Living Room, 2:30pm NYC
10/26 Horseshoe Tavern Toronto, ON
11/2 The Mint Los Angeles
11/3 The Wiltern *supporting Paul Weller Los Angeles
11/5 Hotel Utah San Francisco
11/7 The Woods Portland
11/8 Sunset Tavern Seattle
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9/25/2010

Beach House @ Hollywood Bowl



Beach House is playing the Hollywood Bowl tomorrow, September 26th.
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9/22/2010

Warpaint + Zola Jesus tonight



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Warpaint + Zola Jesus tonight at the Hollywood Palladium with the XX
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9/20/2010

Jim Jones Revue this week



TUESDAY Sept 21st: at The Viper Room 8pm
THURSDAY Sept 23rd: at The Echo 11pm
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9/09/2010

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti announces co-headlining tour with Os Mutantes


Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti announces co-headlining tour with Os Mutantes
In addition to previously announced tour with Flaming Lips

VIDEO: "Bright Lit Blue Skies" -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIjwZecUeaw

MP3: "Round and Round" -
http://beggarspromo.com/sdarielpinksdfif/RoundandRound.mp3




Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti announced today a Nov / Dec tour co-headlining with Brazilian Tropicalia legends and psychedelic pioneers Os Mutantes. This is in addition to previously announced tour dates this Fall with another band of kindred spirits, The Flaming Lips - as well as a handful of headlining Haunted Graffiti dates.

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti's 4AD debut record, Before Today, consists of twelve tracks (including the single "Round And Round") and was released worldwide on June 8th 2010 on CD, LP and digital formats.

Six months in the making, Before Today was recorded in part in Encino at the House of Blues (once Tito Jackson's home studio) with Sunny Levine (Quincy Jones' grandson) and Rik Pekkonen (Bill Withers, Seals & Crofts, Bread) as well as at the band's home studios. The result is a beguiling mix of glam rock, West Coast funk and Merseybeat harmonies with a high-production sheen; a contrast to the corroded bedroom recordings that have fomented a fervent cult following over the past decade.

The outfit now consists of reclusive pop surrealist Ariel Pink (vocals) alongside Tim Koh (bass/vocals), Kenny Gilmore (guitar/vocals) Joe Kennedy (guitar) and Aaron Sperske (drums/vocals).


ARIEL PINK'S HAUNTED GRAFFITI


9/11 Pomona, CA - Glasshouse
9/12 Tucson, AZ - Club Congress
9/14 Lubbock, TX - Foundation Room
9/15 Norman, OK - Opolis
9/16 Lawrence, KS - Jackpot
9/17 St. Louis, MO - Pageant *
9/18 Columbia, MO - Blue Note *
9/19 St. Paul, MN - Roy Wilkins Auditorium *
9/20 Fargo, ND - Aquarium
9/21 Winnipeg, MAN - Burton Coummings *
9/23 Calgary, ALB - University of Calgary *
9/24 Edmonton, ALB - Events Center *
9/25 Victoria, BC - Rifflandia Festival
9/26 Vancouver, BC - Malkin Bowl *
9/27 Seattle, WA - Paramount Theater *
9/29 Eugene, OR - McDonald Theater *
10/01 Oakland, CA - Fox Theater *
11/5 Dallas, TX - Showroom #
11/6 Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Fest #
11/7 Houston, TX - Fitzgeralds #
11/8 New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jack #
11/9 Atlanta, GA - Variety #
11/10 Chapel Hill, NC - Cats' Cradle #
11/11 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club #
11/12 Philadelphia PA - Trocadero #
11/13 New York, NY - Webster Hall #
11/14 Boston, MA - Royale Boston #
11/16 Montreal, PQ - National #
11/17 Toronto, ONT - Opera House #
11/18 Bowling Green, OH - Clazel Theater #
11/19 Chicago, IL - Metro #
11/20 Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center #
11/23 Denver, CO - Bluebird #
11/24 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge #
11/26 Vancouver BC - Vogue #
11/27 Seattle, WA - Neumo's #
11/28 Portland, OR - Berbati's #
11/30 San Francisco, CA - Regency #
12/1 Santa Cruz, CA - Rio Theater #
12/2 Los Angeles, CA - Henry Fonda #

* = w/ The Flaming Lips
# = w/ Os Mutantes


ARIEL PINK'S HAUNTED GRAFFITI LINKS:
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/arielpink

Band site: http://www.arielpinkshauntedgraffiti.com

Label:
http://www.4ad.com/ariel-pinks-haunted-graffiti/




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9/07/2010

The Watson Twins @ Bootleg Theater



The Watson Twins are playing the Bootleg Theater on Friday, September 10th.
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9/05/2010

Lower Dens






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9/02/2010

Stereo Total @ Echoplex



Stereo Total play echoplex tomorrrow September 3rd FRIDAY
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