Aztlan Underground: Mini-Doc

Playing tonight at the Fox Pomona!!!
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Vivian Girls contest

VIVIAN GIRLS are one of our favorite bands. They are playing at the ECHO on Sunday May 1st. This is going to be an amazing show. In celebration of all that is great we are giving away two pairs of tickets to those amazing LA music lovers. All you have to do is send your name or email address and mention VIVIAN GIRLS. Leave a comment below, follow us on twitter, or send an email to PORTINFINITE @ aol.com and we will pick a winner at noon on Sunday. Good luck.
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Make Music Pasadena: June 18th



These bands hit the streets of Pasadena on June 18th, with Best Coast and Morning Benders....

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Spectrum + The Black Ryder

Spectrum + The Black Ryder play the Troubadour tonight, April 28th.
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LOVE EXPOSURE cinefamily

Love Exposure

PR screening: Thursday, May 5th | 8:00pm
Opens: May 13th (special one-week engagement)

For only the second time in our history, Cinefamily is programming a single film for an entire one-week run. Love Exposure, which in our opinion is the most amazing unreleased film of the last several years, has sat on the shelf since 2008 (U.S. distribution-wise), when it first rocked the festival circuit, drawing waves of explosive, passionate public and critical response. Cinefamily is thrilled to present Love Exposure's first theatrical run ever in this country!

"Japan's eroto-theosophical answer to the allegorical journeys of Alejandro Jodorowsky" -- Film Four

"It’s too bad words like 'masterpiece' and 'epic' have been so overused by excitable film critics, because Sion Sono’s Love Exposure is an actual epic masterpiece that is going to dominate the filmscape for decades." - New York Asian Film Festival

Ask yourself this question: when was the last time a movie really mattered to you, and shattered your world? Every so often, a film comes screaming out of the ether that magically reveals a larger truth about this thing we stumble through called life, and the latest cinematic salve is the unforgettable, uncategorizable, unmissable Love Exposure, the brand-new behemoth from Sion Sono (Suicide Club, Strange Circus) that gleefully tackles life's biggest issues: love, death, sex, revenge, religion and up-skirt panty photography. Winner of festival awards across the globe, and breaker of art house attendance records in Japan, Love Exposure has only been seen in the U.S. at a handful of sell-out screenings, with its initially daunting 237 minutes leaving audiences desperate for another installment. Purportedly based on the life of one Sono's friends, the film tells the epic story of Yu, a teenager who loses his Catholic faith when his mother dies and his bible-thumping priest father demands that the innocent boy confess to sins that he hasn't committed. As he manufactures sins to keep his father pleased, Yu trains in the 'art' of panchira (clandestine panty snapshots!), and all bets are off when he crosses paths with Yoko, the woman of his dreams (his "Virgin Mary"), at a streetfight. As he pursues his heart, Yu finds himself tripped up by apocalyptic religious cults, Catholic guilt and the call of pornography -- and must use his love to fight his way out of darkness. The Cinefamily is proud to present one of the top Japanese films of the few years -- if not the last decade!
Dir. Sion Sono, 2008, HDCAM, 237 min.


Tickets - $10/$7 Japanese American Cultural & Communnity Center (JACCC) members/free for Cinefamily members

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Cat's Eyes

Click HERE to Watch Cat’s Eyes’ “Face in the Crowd”

Video if You Didn't See it at NME.com

Click HERE to Check Out Cat Eyes Performing “I’m Not Stupid”

with a Choir at The Guardian’s Website

Cat’s Eyes – the new musical duo of the Horrors’ frontman Faris Badwan and opera soprano/classical multi-instrumentalist Rachel Zeffira – have released their video for “Face in the Crowd.” The track is off Cat’s Eyes’ upcoming self-titled debut album, out next week on May 3rd via KOOYP/CooperativeMusicUSA/DowntownRecords. In the clip, director Michael Baldwin uses dark, hallucinatory visuals to compliment the spooky, psychedelic feel of the song. Mirrored reflections of Badwan and Zeffira bound across the screen while trading off vocals, as if the pair are kaleidoscopic apparitions. The pair also performed a chilling version of “I’m Not Stupid,” which you can watch at The Guardian’s website. In this rendition they are backed by a choir, creating a thoroughly eerie and ethereal effect.

Cat’s Eyes first live appearance took place in December, amid some secrecy, at St Peter’s in the Vatican, where they performed a reworked version of their song “I Knew It Was Over” during an afternoon mass attended by several high-ranking cardinals. Footage from the Vatican and a free download of the band’s track “Not A Friend” can be viewed at www.catseyesmusic.com.
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Northside Festival

Northside Festival is thrilled to announce that the following bands have been confirmed for this years festival:
Surfer Blood • Sharon Van Etten • Theophilus London • DOM • Mount Eerie • The Strange Boys • Iceage (U.S. debut) • Frankie Rose & the Outs • Cult of Youth • Alela Diane & Wild Divine • White Fence • Grouplove • Lucky Dragons • Takka Takka • Blondes • Janka Nabay • Holiday Shores • Eternal Summers • The Babies • Xeno and Oaklander • Houses • Teengirl Fantasy • Delicate Steve • Grooms • Slowdance • Grand Rapids • Radical Dads • Mainland • Easter Vomit • Lady Lamb The Beekeeper • Sean Bones • Dream Diary • Xray Eyeballs • The Loom • Pursesnatchers • Gatekeeper • Nicholas Krgovich (No Kids) • Pop. 1280 • World Atlas • Dry The River • The Black Hollies • I’m Turning Into • Quiet Lights • The Secret History • Tiny Victories • Indian Rebound • Kindest Lines • Coyote Eyes • Yellow Tears • Epee du Bois • Marie Stella • Mussels • Diehard • Sensual Harassment • Wires Under Tension • Dry the River • RYAT • The Gypsy West • Dirty Dishes • Grandfather • Bangladeafy • Grass Is Green • Anasazi • The Men • Pillow Theory • Lost Tribe • A Lull • The Brooklyn What

They will be joined by those already announced:
Guided by Voices • Beirut • Wavves • Deer Tick (performing as Deervana) • Twin Sister • Allo Darlin’ • Javelin • Ava Luna • Delicate Steve • The Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt! • Gabriel & the Hounds
Last month, Northside confirmed that that Guided By Voices will headline the McCarren Park Stage on Saturday, June 18, with Wavves set to support. Surfer Blood has now been added to open for the Guided By Voices/Wavves show. Beirut will headline McCarren Park with Sharon Van Etten on Friday, June 17. Tickets for GBV/Wavves/Surfer Blood and Beirut/Sharon Van Etten are on sale and can be purchased here.

Four-day, all-ages badges are on sale now and available at a limited advance rate of $70. Those may be purchased here.

Stay tuned for more announcements coming soon, and check out www.northsidefestival.com for up-to-the-minute information.

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Dirty Beaches - Lord Knows Best

Hello music fans. This week we are giving away some pairs of tickets.

If you want to see Dirty Beaches or Royal Bangs this week at the ECHO,
please send an email with your name to PORTINFINITE @ aol.com

Mention the show you want to go to "Dirty Beaches" or "Royal Bangs"

You can also leave a message below or follow us on twitter.

Good luck!
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Austin Psych Fest 4

Prefuse 73

A Place To Bury Strangers


The Growlers

The Black Ryder


The Quarter After


Beach Fossils
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Spectrum @ Troubadour April 28th

SPECTRUM (Sonic Boom) will playing the Troubadour on Thursday April 28th. They will be supported by Black Ryder. Both bands will be at Austin Psych Fest 4 this weekend.
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Poly Styrene 1957-2011

Poly Styrene 1957-2011

We can confirm that the beautiful Poly Styrene, who has been a true fighter, won her battle on Monday evening (4/25/11) to go to higher places. Poly Styrene was born Marianne Elliot Said on June 3, 1957. She passed away due to cancer.

Poly Styrene was a punk amongst punks. A groundbreaking presence that left an unrepeatable mark on the musical landscape, she made history the moment she uttered, “Some people think little girls should be seen and not heard but I think oh bondage up yours!” The influence of Poly and X-ray Spex has been felt far and wide ever since. The seminal album Germ Free Adolescents is a landmark work and a primary influence on Britpop and Riot Grrrl. At the center of it was Poly Styrene, a bi-racial feminist punk with the perfect voice to soundtrack rebellion. Poly never sacrificed the intelligence or the fun in her music and style. Her trademark braces and dayglo clothes were a playful rejection of the status quo and of conformity and complacency. She dissected gender politics, consumer culture, and the obsessions of modern life in a way that made us all want sing along with her.

At the core of Poly’s work from Germ Free Adolescents through Generation Indigo, is a revolutionary with a genuine love for this world and the people and things in it. Her indomitable heart is all over the new material from her championing of cruelty free products and as she put it, "being conscious of the slaughterhouse culture" (“I Luv Ur Sneakers”) to giving voice to marginalized poor people worldwide (“No Rockefeller”) to tackling racism (“Colour Blind”). Poly Styrene never stopped exciting us with her incisive world-view, amazing wit, and her adventurous sound. It is impossible to imagine what modern music would be like without her incalculable contributions but it’s probably not worth imagining a world that never had Poly Styrene in it.

A thrilling work from a true pioneer and rebel in every sense, Poly Styrene’s album Generation Indigo is out today through Future Noise Music and was produced by Youth (The Verve, Killing Joke, The Fireman, Edwyn Collins).The album’s fusion of punk spirit, and fresh sounds has already received rave reviews on both sides of the Atlantic from Spin, NPR, NME, MOJO and countless others. The forward looking Generation Indigo showcases Poly’s humorous musings on pop culture, the internet and fashion whilst also tackling heavier subject matter (war and racism) with her politically aware and intelligent lyrics all in the inimitable voice of a genuine icon. Listen to the full Generation Indigo record streaming on AOL Spinner.

Poly was very proud of Generation Indigo. See an interview where she discusses the album track by track here. The album is released in the US today.

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Band of Skulls @ Bootleg


Monday, June 6 - Bootleg Bar - $15 - Doors 9p

Stay tuned for info on more tickets!

"Glam and dangerous and just a bit kinky, it's absolutely not the sort of thing that happens in the Ritzys and gastropubs of Southampton. The fact that Band Of Skulls come from somewhere so mundane makes this low-slung grimy lead single all the more impressive." - NME

"The British trio draws from the same well as The White Stripes, but not so blatantly that things get ugly: Singer-guitarist Russell Marsden echoes White in both his vocal delivery (bluesy, but not blatantly so) and in his guitar-playing (trebly but meaty, and often with an eye aimed at Jimmy Page). Marsden is joined on lead vocals by Emma Richardson, whose smoky, natural voice resembles Alison Mosshart's-she of The Kills as well as Jack White's new band, The Dead Weather." - AV Club

"These cats can rock! It only makes sense that the contributions and talents of all three members meshed together could create something like Baby Darling Doll Face Honey - one of those rare cases of an album exceeding the lofty expectations that preceded with the buzz. The styles of the songs alternate between a cool bluesy vibe to a nostalgic classic British rock to, as mentioned above, a more modern raw wet dream-like White Stripes." - The Rock and Roll Report

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NXNE 2011

NORTH BY NORTHEAST (NXNE) announces the second wave of bands for the 17th edition of the festival, taking over Toronto June 13-19, 2011. Tickets are now available online at www.nxne.com.

has just confirmed that Devo, Descendents, Stars, The Pharcyde, Men Without Hats, Digable Planets, Twin Shadow, OFF!, Art Brut, Shad, Land of Talk, Chad VanGaalen, and Cults will join a festival line-up that also includes performances by The Dodos, Deerhoof, Hot Water Music, The Bouncing Souls, and Anti-Flag (previously announced), plus Dum Dum Girls, Evan Dando & Juliana Hatfield, Braids, Ty Segall, Suuns, PS I Love You, Crocodiles, Wild Nothing, The Pack A.D., Metz, Dirty Beaches, Forest City Lovers, The Luyas, Lower Dens, Gentlemen Husbands, Rusty, Royal Bangs, Julianna Barwick, No Joy, Prince Rama, Doldrums, Secret Cities, Evening Hymns, Snowblink, Parlovr, Talk Normal, PUJOL, Woodsman, Gauntlet Hair, Joey Cape, Tape Deck Mountain, AIDS Wolf, Houses, CJ Ramone, and Kevin Seconds.

Presented by AOL, New Wave legends Devo headline the summer’s biggest day-and-night party on Saturday, June 18 at Yonge-Dundas Square. Toronto’s Yonge Street will close to traffic and open to a massive crowd of NXNE fans as Devo – complete with signature uniforms and flower pot hats – whip into the downtown core with classics from cult fave albums Freedom of Choice and Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! Also rocking the Square will be Canada’s Men Without Hats, fresh off a sold-out return to the stage at SXSW 2011.

SoCal pop-punk hits
NXNE on Thursday, June 16, with Descendents. It’s a rare chance to see one of the genre’s most influential bands, touring with their classic late-80s lineup for the first time in a decade. They’ll share the Yonge-Dundas Square stage with Vice Records’ L.A. hardcore supergroup OFF! featuring Keith Morris (Circle Jerks & Black Flag), Dimitri Coats (Burning Brides), Steven Shane McDonald (Redd Kross) and Mario Rubacaba (Hot Snakes & Rocket From The Crypt).

There’s even more for fans at
NXNE this June: California’s Dum Dum Girls, coming off a 2010 tour with MGMT and Vampire Weekend; Chad van Gaalen, playing new songs from his upcoming release, Diaper Island; and Twin Shadow, hitting the festival on the heels of shows at SXSW, Coachella, and Bonnaroo.

NXNE Festival passes and wristbands are now on sale, available at www.nxne.com. Early-bird pricing for NXNE Priority Passes is available through April 25.

The complete
NXNE Music line-up and schedule, NXNE Film schedule and additional NXNE Interactive programming will be announced over the next few weeks. Stay tuned!

17 Years, 650 Bands, 50 Stages, 40 Films, 75 Interactive Conference Sessions, 7 Days.

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Tame Impala live

All live photos by Angel Ceballos
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Railroad Revival Tour Pregame Performance of Wagon Wheel (Hey Mama Rock Me)

Railroad Revival Tour and Mumford & Sons hits San Pedro tomorrow, April 22nd.
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Cut Copy

Announce New Summer Tour Dates

"Need You Now" (Carl Craig Remix) + New Merch!

"Cut Copy has become a cleanup hitter in festivals for their unapologetic anthems that still come bristling with intriguing productions."
- The Los Angeles Times

Cut Copy played an energized set at Coachella this weekend, garnering praise across the board for their live show. For a taste, you can check out this short video clip filmed by pithaya which really captures the vibe.

(click image above to view video)

As a thank you to their great fans including those who were out there dancing with them, the band had just released the "New You Now" (Carl Craig remix) stream. Check it out where it premiered on XLR8R today or on Soundcloud and we enourage you to post and share the track. Cut Copy will wrap up their current US tour this week. Always enjoying their time in the states, they are thrilled to announce a string of new American gigs this summer! Be sure to get catch them live this summer and head over to their
merch stores which are now fully stocked with t he few remaining, limited edition, hand numbered lithographs of the ZONOSCOPE album artwork along with new shirts and other goodies.

Cut Copy Summer Tour Dates
6/5: Houston, TX @ Free Press Summer Fest - BUY TICKETS
7/5: Richmond, VA @ The National - BUY TICKETS
7/6: Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live! - BUY TICKETS
7/7: Pattersonville, NY @ Camp Bisco - BUY TICKETS
7/9: Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Music Hall - BUY TICKETS
7/11: Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Zoo - BUY TICKETS
7/17: Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival at Union Park - BUY TICKETS
7/11: Brooklyn, NY @ Celebrate Brooklyn at Prospect Park Band Shell - BUY TICKETS
8/12: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee - BUY TICKETS
8/13: Orange County, CA @ Pacific Festival at Oak Canyon Park

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The Go! Team ft. Bethany Cosentino - Buy Nothing Day

The Go! Team at Echoplex tonight!!!
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The Pains of Being Pure at Heart @ Letterman

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart will be on David Letterman tonight April 19th.
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Holy Ghost! - Do It Again | HD

Playing tonight at the Regency Ballroom in SF!!!
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Alessi's Ark: US Tour

British folk-popstress Alessi’s Ark released the second in a series of singles on Bella Union records. This time, it’s a cover of 60s teen pop icon Lesley Gore’s “Maybe I Know.” Made famous by her still nearly ubiquitous hit “It’s My Party,” which she recorded at the age of 16, and others like the early feminist anthem “You Don’t Own Me.” Alessi feels a special kinship with Gore as a result of herself also being thrust into the spotlight in her teen years; she signed on the dotted line with Virgin Records UK when she was just 17.
“Last summer, I heard 'maybe I know' for the first time after my good friend Jake (Bellows) dreamt I performed it at a school party. He sent a YouTube link to Lesley Gore performing the song and it got stuck in my heart and brain immediately.”
Check out Alessi’s version of Gore’s song via her new video for the song.

Amid the record craziness at this year’s SXSW festival, Alessi played a quiet and comfortable set in an Austin hotel covered and photographed by the New York Times. Remarks Alessi in their story, “They handed me a piece of chocolate and asked if I had any more shows, and I said no,” Ms. Laurent-Marke said. “Then they said they were having this salmon breakfast, and asked if I’d play. I said yes, of course. I love salmon.”
“Maybe I Know can be purchased on iTunes and on Amazon mp3.
Alessi will be playing select dates in the U.S. in June, with more to be announced soon…
June 7 Club Passim Cambridge, MA
June 9 Joe’s Pub NYC (supporting John Grant)
June 11 Bella Café Washington, DC
June 14 Casbah Durham, NC
“The understated arrangements suggest you’re listening to a woman with impeccable taste, while her exquisitely resigned version of Lesley Gore’s ‘Maybe I Know’ confirms it.” – MOJO
“A bewitching stage presence and an angelic vocal make Alessi’s Ark very easy to love…this will leave you utterly spellbound” – Clash Music

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The Black Ryder

The band, hailing from Sydney Australia, relocated to Los Angeles late last year following the release of their album entitled Buy The Ticket, Take the Ride in the states by Mexican Summer They toured with The Cult across the USA for 2 months, played a sold out show at Noise Pop Festival in San Francisco with Tamaryn and The Soft Moon, kicked off the new year with shows in LA, and now the band have some brand new dates to announce opening for the likes of Broken Social Scene and Spectrum (Pete Kember / Spacemen 3 / Sonic Boom as well as some headline shows. In addition, The Black Ryder will be playing Austin Psych Festival on the 30th of April along with Crocodiles, Black Moth Super Rainbow and Spectrum.

A little more about The Black Ryder as told by The Cult's Ian Astbury:

"With auspicious sensual textured layers of melody and guitars, both Scott Von Ryper and chanteuse Miss Aimee Nash weave a densely rich tapestry of love, sex and death, mountains, oceans and astral travel.

They indicate the way to the heart of life the centre of our humanity in ritual space, in crafted chords, in veiled waves of sonic tone and drone. Rich dangerous opiated swirling attacks on the third eye lysergic and lupine in equal measure. Once drawn in by this perfume its essence stays with the listener forever.

There is only one way to truly experience the journey and that is to listen to their debut album 'Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride'.

Self-produced, self-funded, self-realized. An act of necessity formed in earnest from the ashes…. Nash Von Ryper locked themselves away to create this beautiful set of recordings.

We are struck be Aimee's beauty and Scott's sartorial gaze. They are assassins of experience of deep exploration broadcasting direct from the palace of wisdom."
Tour Dates:

The Majestic Ventura Theatre - Ventura, CA

Soda Bar - San Diego, CA

The Troubadour - Los Angeles, CA

Sons of Herman Hall, Dallas, TX


3rd May 2011 THE BLACK RYDER - line up TBA shortly
Glasslands Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

4th May 2011 THE BLACK RYDER - line up TBA shortly
Santos Party House, New York, NY

SF POPFEST - The Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco, CA
Support to be announced

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WIRE @ Coachella

WIRE us tour comes to an end this week. Saturday April 16 WIRE will be at Coachella, playing at 8pm. Sunday they will play at SLIMS in San Francisco.
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Trentemoller @ Mezzanine April 16th

Trentemoller will be playing Mezzanine on Saturday April 16th, and Coachella on Sunday April 17th.
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The Entrance Band @ Slims SF tonight

Tonight at SLIMS SF, April 15th
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Francis and the Lights @ Jimmy Kimmel

Francis and The Lights appear on Jimmy Kimmel tonight, April 14th.
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Alessi's Ark - Maybe I Know

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Screaming Females on Carson Daly tonight

Screaming Females are on Carson Daly tonight, April 12th.
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Fleet Foxes

Fleet Foxes Announce July Run of North American Tour Dates

Limited Ticket Pre-Sale Starting April 18th & 19th (details below)

Exclusive Poster Available with Album Pre-Order on www.SubPop.com

On May 3rd Fleet Foxes will release their highly anticipated sophomore album, Helplessness Blues, and head out on a 17-date North American tour. Newly confirmed North American dates will be available for pre-sale at www.fleetfoxes.com on April 18th (Salt Lake City only) & 19th at 10 AM local time. The July 14th -24th tour dates include the previously announced headlining spot at Chicago’s Pitchfork Festival. Complete list of new tour dates and pre-sale information provided below.

About Helplessness Blues
Helplessness Blues was recorded over the course of a year at Avast Recording, Bear Creek Studios, Dreamland Studios, and Reciprocal Recording. The album was mixed by Phil Ek and co-produced by Fleet Foxes and Ek. Fleet Foxes is Robin Pecknold, Skyler Skjelset, Christian Wargo, Casey Wescott, Josh Tillman and Morgan Henderson. Read about Helplessness Blues in Robin Pecknold’s words here. Limited edition poster available with album pre-order here.

Helplessness Bluesalbum artwork available here. The piece that appears on the album cover was illustrated by Seattle artist Toby Liebowitz and painted by Chris Alderson

Download title-track "Helplessness Blues"

Music video for album track "Grown Ocean"

New Fleet Foxes North American Tour Dates
Beginning Monday April 18th at 10 AM local time for the Salt Lake City show and April 19th at 10 AM local time for all other shows, a limited number of pre-sale tickets can be purchased online at www.fleetfoxes.com. Ticket prices will vary. Fleet Foxes pre-sale tickets are available while supplies last. Public onsale information can be found at www.fleetfoxes.com or at the venue websites.

07/14/11 Thu - Toronto ON @ Massey Hall 0
7/16/11 Sat - Chicago IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival*
07/17/11 Sun - Minneapolis MN @ State Theatre
07/18/11 Mon - Kansas City MO @ Uptown Theater
07/19/11 Tue - St Louis MO @ Pageant
07/21/11 Thu - Denver CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
07/22/11 Fri - Salt Lake City UT @ Red Butte Garden**
07/23/11 Sat - Boise ID @ Knitting Factory
07/24/11 Sun - Troutdale OR @ Edgefield *Pre-sale tickets not available, festival already on sale. ** Pre-sale begins Monday, April 18th at 10 AM local time

Previously Announced Fleet Foxes North American Tour Dates
04/30/11 FRI - Vancouver BC @ The Vogue Theatre (SOLD OUT)
04/30/11 Sat - Vancouver BC @ The Vogue Theatre (SOLD OUT)
05/01/11 Sun - Portland OR @ Crystal Ballroom(SOLD OUT)
05/03/11 Tue - Seattle WA @ Moore Theatre(SOLD OUT)
05/05/11 Thu - Oakland CA @ Fox Theater(SOLD OUT)
05/06/11 Fri - San Diego CA @ Spreckels Theatre(SOLD OUT)
05/07/11 Sat - Hollywood CA @ Hollywood Palladium(SOLD OUT)
05/08/11 Sun - Tucson AZ @ Rialto Theatre
05/10/11 Tue - Austin TX @ Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheater(SOLD OUT)
05/11/11 Wed - Dallas TX @ Palladium Ballroom
05/13/11 Fri - Nashville TN @ Ryman Auditorium(SOLD OUT)
05/14/11 Sat - Atlanta GA @ The Tabernacle(SOLD OUT)
05/15/11 Sun - Washington DC @ DAR Constitution Hall(SOLD OUT)
05/17/11 Tue - Boston MA @ Orpheum Theatre(SOLD OUT)
05/18/11 Wed - New York NY @ The United Palace Theatre(SOLD OUT)
05/19/11 Thu - New York NY @ The United Palace Theatre(SOLD OUT)
05/21/11 Sat- Upper Darby PA @ Tower Theatre

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Werner Herzog @ Natural History Museum

CINESPIA presents:
FREE "Art In The Streets" Film Fest Closing Party @ Natural History Museum (feat. live performances by Islands, Nite Jewel, Matt Baldwin, White Magic & DJ set by Dntel)
Cave of Forgotten Dreams (L.A. premiere, Werner Herzog in person!)

Saturday, April 23rd | 5:30pm

Co-presented by First Fridays at The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, in association with History Films, Goethe-Institut Los Angeles, IFC Films, Dublab, Levi's Film Workshop & MOCA

The Cinefamily and Cinespia are taking urban pop-up screenings to a new level by launching the first in a series of cinematic field trips: the L.A. premiere of the new Werner Herzog 3-D documentary “Cave of Forgotten Dreams” inside the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County’s Mammal Hall -- presented as the closing film in their “Art In The Streets” film retrospective (in association with MOCA and Levi’s Film Workshop). Herzog will appear in person, to answer questions about his incredible new film; again, he shows us images we've never seen before, as he brings 3-D cameras into the Chauvet caves of France, to where the oldest human wall paintings on Earth are located.

The Natural History Museum will be open from 5-11PM (during and after the screening) on Saturday, April 23rd, hosting our celebratory party that includes live bands, DJs, a full bar and more -- with free admission open to the general public. Dntel (aka Jimmy Tamborello of The Postal Service) will spin records, and there will be performances throughout the Museum by White Magic, Nite Jewel, Islands and Matt Baldwin. In addition, local radio collective Dublab will also host a second set of live performances in the Museum’s Gem Room.

Many partners -- First Fridays, IFC Films, History Films, the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles -- have participated with Cinefamily and Cinespia to help make possible the insane-but-awesome task of putting a 3-D pop-up theater inside the Mammal Hall, so that the film could be viewed surrounded by dioramas featuring the same prehistoric animals that inspired the artists who painted on cave wall many thousands of years ago.

Also part of the evening is a photo exhibit of beautiful, large-format "Cave of Forgotten Dreams" production stills by Mark Valesella -- these photographs are legally not allowed to be reproduced online or in print (by decree of the French government), so this might be your only chance to view them this eon!

The Cinefamily and Cinespia plan on doing more “field trips” together, in which they take Angelenos on a tour of undervisited locations throughout our beautiful city; these activity-filled events that will always begin and end with a screening. Look forward to hearing about further exciting field trips TBA!

The general party is free and open to all, but for more information about ticketing to "Cave of Forgotten Dreams", go here.

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles
900 Exposition Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90007


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Coachella 2011

These bands will be performing at COACHELLA on April 15th-17th:

Foster The People

The Rural Alberta Advantage

!!! (Chk Chk Chk)

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti

The Pains of Being Pure At Heart


Francis and The Lights

Freelance Whales

The Kills

The Love Language

Fistful of Mercy (Joseph Arthur)

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