Jacco Gardner @ Wayfarer

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Jacco Gardner @ The Wayfarer

TONIGHT !!! THE INCREDIBLE PLAYS LIVE w/ Calvin Love & Purple Mountain Majesties!!! 8PM / $12 ADV / $15 / 21+ / OMG

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KCRW Annenberg Show & Hopscotch, Kaaboo Festivals Added To Itinerary

Performing First Four Albums – In Their Entirety – In Orange County

Hear Los Angeles, Wild Gift, Under the Big Black Sun &
More Fun in the New World

X , the long-time leaders of the L.A. Punk Scene, have announced more of their summer, live concert tour plans. The original line-up will perform at the KCRW “Sound in Focus” Annenberg Live Series on August 8th with Dwight Yoakam. The concert is free for all ages; those interested in attending need to RSVP at KCRW.com. X have also been confirmed to perform at this year’s Hopscotch festival on September 12th in Raleigh, NC as well as September 19th at the Kaaboo Festival held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in Del Mar, CA.

As was previously announced, X will bring their 4-Album Show plays to Orange County in July. In addition, an east-coast / mid-west swing will bring the quartet to Ridgefield, CT on July 17th before working their way south to DC and then across to the mid-west with plays in Cleveland, Detroit and Chicago. X will then head east again with a show in Boston before wrapping up with 3 shows at the City Winery in NYC, August 1-3.

Formed in 1977, X quickly established themselves as one of the best bands in LA's flourishing first wave punk scene. Featuring vocalist Exene Cervenka, vocalist/bassist John Doe, guitarist Billy Zoom, and drummer DJ Bonebrake, their debut 45 was released on the seminal Dangerhouse label in 1978. While these songs were later re-recorded for their second album, the versions on Adult Books / We're Desperate reveal X's raw talent for totally sincere songwriting and stripped-down rock n' roll.  This past April, the band re-issued that first single, in its original 7-inch format, as limited edition colored vinyl.

The original line-up of X remains John Doe, Exene Cervenka, Billy Zoom, and D.J. Bonebrake.  

X Summer 2015 “How I Learned My Lesson Tour”
4-Album Play show in OC:
July 9 The Observatory Orange County, CA – Playing Los Angeles in its entirety
July 10 The Observatory Orange County, CA – Playing Wild Gift in its entirety
July 11 The Observatory Orange County, CA – Playing Under the Big Black Sun in its entirety
July 12 The Observatory Orange County, CA – Playing More Fun in the New World in its entirety

July 17 Ridgefield Playhouse Ridgefield, CT
July 18 Underground Arts Philadelphia, PA
July 19 The State Theatre Falls Church, VA
July 22 Music Box Supper Club Cleveland, OH
July 24 The Magic Bag Ferndale, MI
July 26 City Winery Chicago, IL
July 27 City Winery Chicago, IL
July 28 City Winery Chicago, IL
July 30 The Sinclair Cambridge, MA

Aug 1 City Winery New York City, NY
Aug 2 City Winery New York City, NY
Aug 3 City Winery New York City, NY
Aug 8 Annenberg Space for Photography Los Angeles, CA
Aug 28 Shank Hall Milwaukee, WI

Sep 12 Hopscotch Fest Raleigh, NC
Sep 19 KAABOO Fest Del Mar, CA

More Dates TBA

The Decline of Western Civilization Box Set 2015

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Wavves & Cloud Nothings release album together + Out now via Ghost Ramp



The highly anticipated collaborative album between Nathan Williams of Wavves and Dylan Baldi of Cloud Nothings was released last night at midnight via Williams' own imprint, Ghost Ramp. The album was recorded at Williams' home during two sessions between March 16th-March 26th 2015 and June 1st-June 10th 2014 with production from Sweet Valley. The project had been previously rumored to exist but a release date was not in sight until the album was surprise released digitally throughiTunes. Physical pre-orders are also available now via Ghost RampStream the title track "No Life For Me" below.

STREAM: "No Life For Me" -

Wavves x Cloud Nothings
No Life For Me
(6/29, Ghost Ramp)

1. Untitled 1
2. How It's Gonna Go
3. Come Down
4. Hard to Find
5. Untitled II
6. Nervous
7. No Life For Me
8. Such A Drag
9. Nothing Hurts

Wavves Tour Dates:

9/8/15 - Seattle, WA @ Neptune *
9/9/15 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom *
9/10/15 - San Francisco, CA @ Bimbo's *
9/11/15 - Orange County, CA @ Constellation *
9/12/15 - Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour *
9/14/15 - Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom *
9/15/15 - San Diego, CA @ North Park *
9/16/15 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom *
9/18/15 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk *
9/19/15 - Dallas, TX @ Prophet *
9/20/15 - Lawrence, KS @ Granada *
9/21/15 - Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre $
9/22/15 - Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity $
9/24/15 - Milwaukee @ Rave $
9/25/15 - Chicago, IL @ The Vic $
9/26/15 - Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre $
9/27/15 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House $
9/29/15 - Columbus, OH @ Newport $
9/30/15 - Philadelphia, PA @ TLA $
10/2/15 - Brooklyn, NY @ St Vitus $
10/3/15 - New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall $
10/5/15 - Boston, MA @ Paradise $
10/6/15 - New York, NY @ Irving $
10/7/15 - Washington DC @ 930 Club $
10/8/15 - Chapel Hill @ Local 506 $
10/9/15 - Athens, GA @ 40 Watt $
10/11/15 - Houston, TX @ HOB Peacock $

* w/ Twin Peaks and Swimmers
$ w/ Twin Peaks and Steep Leans

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The Kills in Los Angeles @ El Rey 7/27 and Pomona @ Glass House 7/28

Announce New 2015 Tour Dates + Festival Appearances

Monday, May 4, 2015-- Ahead of their West Coast run this summer, The Kills have expanded their tour to include new shows in Brooklyn and Philadelphia and will play a handful of festivals including the Squamish Valley Arts Festival and Osheaga Music and Arts Festival in Canada. See full routing below and PRESS HERE for more!

This past year, The Kills were focused on international touring and festivals, including shows as special guests to Queens of The Stone AgeArctic MonkeysJack White and The Black Keys.  

In addition, they explored their passion for visual art. Jamie Hince opened “Echo Home,” an exhibit of his photographic work at the Morrison Hotel Gallery in New York.  In addition to Jamie’s Photography, Alison Mosshart’s original painting on paper, canvas and fabric art were included in“Push It”, a 21-person group show devoted to female artists at ArtNowNY in April—some of which featured in the New York Times T Magazine, and had her worked presented at Miami’s Art Basel in December.

The Kills are currently in the studio writing and recording new music. Watch this space for more soon.

The Kills Tour Dates
*Newly added dates in BOLD

7/25       Seattle, WA @ Capitol Hill Block Party
7/27       Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey
7/28       Pomona, CA @ Glass House
7/31       Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Music and Arts Festival
8/1         Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall
8/3         Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
8/5         Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
8/6         Salt Lake City, UT @ Twilight Concert Series (Pioneer Park)
8/8         Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre
8/9         Squamish, BC @ Squamish Valley Music Festival
9/24       Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
9/27       Washington DC @ Landmark Festival

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Athens' Own, Thayer Sarrano, Announces NewLP for August 28th!

Athens, GA's Powerful Singer/Songwriter,
Thayer Sarrano, Announces Shaky,
Releasing August 28th!

Photo: Jason Thrasher

"Thayer Sarrano is a beguiling Athens-based singer who casts an exquisite spell with her spare, ghostly songs that haunt the ears from a distance. Subtle, southern, lonesome and eerie, she clearly knows her way around heavy, drowsy reverb, bringing forth obvious comparisons to Mazzy Star and Chan Marshall. After spending most of her time as a supporting player with numerous Athens outfits, she's definitely gotten my attention…" - Jeff Clark, Stomp and Stammer

"Thayer Sarrano is one of my favorite new artists. She's a quadruple threat, as she writes super cool songs, has an amazing voice and plays both guitars and keys extremely well. She's also a great stage presence and person. She has given both my daughter and I piano lessons, but please don't hold my piano abilities against her. That's not her fault."
Patterson Hood (Drive-By Truckers)

“The New Queen of Shoegaze”- Americana UK

Thayer Sarrano is forging her own path into a southern- psych-dreamland, bottling up ghosts and bringing them to life through her ethereal desert rock hymns. The tones tremble and bend, layered in swirling atmospherics. The angelic voice will pull you in close to share devastatingly beautiful and heart-breaking secrets, while shadowy figures dance in the background. This is music that envelops the listener and may transport you to another world or time. A magical place that is melancholic and haunting, yet bursting with heavenly light.
With her latest release, Shaky, The Athens, GA multi-instrumentalist sounds, more than ever, like where she is from. She grew up in a monastery and then the swamp in southern, coastal Georgia. Classically trained as a child, awakened by Grunge in the 90s, with chanting forever in her subconscious, she had always written instrumental compositions and poetry. Songwriting came when she landed in the vibrant musical community of Athens, GA and began to collaborate with friends to form her own band, as well as establish herself as a studio/touring session player (Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven, T. Hardy Morris, of Montreal, Dave Marr, David Barbe, many more). Debut album, King was released in 2009 dubbing her “The new Queen of Shoegaze” - Americana UK.  The sparse and raw album was recorded live in her living room in one day. Her follow up LP, Lift Your Eyes to the Hills, (2012), enters more complex arrangements and features the single “The Bend,“ written for Groninger Museum, The Netherlands, leading to consistent European touring. The record was produced by Thayer and Hank Sullivant (Kuroma,  MGMT ), and was an independent release as a charitable campaign for Nuci’s Space’s teenage rock camp, “Camp Amped,” of which Thayer is passionately affiliated. “Featuring heavily spiritual themes, it could have collapsed under it’s own weight, but ‘Hill’s manages to maintain a startling lightness of being.“ -Flagpole Magazine.  Now, with Shaky, we see Sarrano at her bravest and most vulnerable.
Written in an unstable period of much loss, Shaky is still a record of grace and perseverance. The honest, painted lyrics weave the mystical with personal experiences. But to Thayer, it’s all real. “I’ll feel like I have to just make this quilt out of these patches of visions I’ve collected and then suddenly the song is finished and I realize it’s all true…” We start to believe her that these seemingly abstract visions are really happening, and in this other world we see pictures we can relate to. Pictures of dissolving relationships in “Crease”—“your memory unties my cells/ it breaks the line from your heart to mine…” Of the elusive in title track—”…I trace your echo i follow your lead/ you’re shaky shaky but you settle me,” of the search for something greater in “Glimpses” — “there’s a world at the same time as this one/it’s bright it trembles it glistens,” and of the beautiful ether in “Lost Art”—“their hands are open, call to the wild/ layer landscapes, breaking the sky/ I remember them from when I was a child/ it’s the same little image from inside my eyes…“ 
Dovetailing the thick twang of the country with the airy, echoing, spacious feeling of an empty church, Sarrano has carved out a pocket in which her otherworldly music has room to breathe. Or perhaps the pocket was already there and Sarrano stumbled upon it, becoming a vector for something deep and soulful and strange. Regardless, once you’ve stepped into that pocket with her, you’re bound to want to return.   

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Tijuana Panthers announce new LP + share video




photo courtesy of Innovative Leisure  

Today, Long Beach trio Tijuana Panthers are announcing their brand new album coming at the end of the summer. POSTER will arrive on August 28th, right in time to reflect on this summer and summers past. Along with the album announcement, the band is also sharing a new music video for their single "Front Window Down." About the song, the Panthers told The FADER: "Front Window Down" is being a young backseat passenger. No control of the cold air, the smoke or the night's direction. Yet, happy to be out of the house and on your own."

The band is also setting off on a European tour next month which includes a multitude of festival dates and stops in The Netherlands, France, Spain, Portugal, and Italy. Stay tuned for news about the band touring in North America and more music from POSTER coming soon. Check out the video for "Front Window Down" and check out full tour and album details below. 

Tijuana Panthers - "Front Window Down" 


European Tour

7/17 - De Nieuwe Anita - Amsterdam, NL
7/18 - Valkhof Festival - Nijmegen, NL
7/18 - Pedro Pico Pop Festival - Raalte, NL
7/19 - Welcome to the Village Festival - Leeuwarden, NL
7/21 - Pointe Ephemere - Paris, FR
7/22 - La Sirène se relâche - Rochelle, FR
7/23 - Cafe Anztokia - Bilbao, ES
7/24 - Milhoes de Fiesta Festival - Barcellos, PT
7/25 - Siroco - Madrid, ES 
7/26 - Low Festival - Benidorm, ES
7/28 - Hana Bi - Ravenna, IT
7/31 - Les Nuits Secretes @ La Bonaventure - Lille, FR
8/01-02 - Binic Festival - Binic, FR

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TOPS shares "Sleeptalker" video + announces Fall tour



Credit: Rebecca Storm

WATCH - "Sleeptalker" -  https://youtu.be/fS3F4VfdN2k   

TOPS is back to share an intimate music video for their beautiful "Sleeptalker". The song is one of many highlights on their terrific album Picture You Staring which is out now via Arbutus Records. The band is equally stunning live and they have just announced Fall tour dates. Be sure to check them out when they come through your city, this band is not to be slept on. 

Tour Dates:

August 8th | Kingston, ON | The Wolfe Island Music Festival - http://tinyurl.com/ohsmlm8
October 15th | San Fransisco, CA | Academy Of Sciences - http://tinyurl.com/qjgna4c
October 26th | Minneapolis, MN | 7th Street Entry - http://tinyurl.com/pjqtsr4 *
October 27th | Chicago, IL | Lincoln Hall - http://tinyurl.com/osyu7w4 *
October 29th | Detroit, MI | Marble Bar - http://tinyurl.com/qgs2jw3 *
October 30th | Toronto, ON | The Horseshoe *
October 31st | Montreal, QC | Theatre Fairmont - http://tinyurl.com/pr9a26f *
 November 1st | Brooklyn, NY | Music Hall of Williamsburg - tinyurl.com/q737op2 *
November 2nd | Washington, DC | U Street Music Hall - http://tinyurl.com/o7abybu *
November 5th | Dallas, TX | Dada - http://tinyurl.com/o7abybu *
November 6th | Austin, TX | Auditorium Shores (Fun Fun Fun Fest) - http://tinyurl.com/3vpxngh *
November 9th | Phoenix, AZ | Valley Bar - http://tinyurl.com/ojmrbpu *
November 10th | Los Angeles, CA | The Roxy - http://tinyurl.com/ona6dzx *
November 11th | San Diego, CA | The Hideout - http://tinyurl.com/qxeo8sq *
November 12th | San Fransisco, CA | The Independent - http://tinyurl.com/qypgjdq *
November 13th | Portland, OR | Doug Fir - http://tinyurl.com/naexqyk *
November 14th | Seattle, WA | Barboza - http://tinyurl.com/nqzayks *
November 21st | Vancouver, BC | The Biltmore - http://tinyurl.com/qdzw2x3 *

* w/ support from Molly Nilsson 

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Heartless Bastards Share Funny New Video Starring Bushwick Bill



"Just open up your imagination...Heartless Bastards will fill the void."
-Bushwick Bill



NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 25, 2015 -- Heartless Bastards have released a hilarious new video for the song "Hi-Line" from their just-released album Restless Ones. The video was directed by Frank Weysos and stars Bushwick Bill who plays the band's agent taking calls from people looking for country, rock and hip hop acts, telling each of them that he has JUST the band they're looking for, and the clip rolls out showing them having a great time dressing up as gangstas, a death metal band, and a classic country act.



The reviews for Restless Ones have been stellar. "Erika Wennerstrom's voice cuts deep: It's warm yet gritty, throaty yet sweet, gigantic, yet intimate," said NPR. "As the singer-guitarist of the Heartless Bastards, she's found the perfect vessel for that voice - a mix of country-rock twang, classic-rock heroics and restless ambition that's not afraid to incorporate psychedelia, indie rock and pure pop songcraft. All of these elements are on display throughout Restless Ones." Pitchfork said, "With their fifth studio album, it's safe to bet that the quartet will have little trouble eliciting an energy of '70s-era Thin Lizzy proportions. Erika Wennerstrom has always possessed the kind of powerhouse vocals that electrify a crowd, and the atmosphere of Restless Oneslives up to that intensity...This is a band that was born to be heard via massive, blaring speakers, using their colossal sound to fill every corner of a cavernous stadium."



Restless Ones came out June 16. It is the band's fifth album and was produced by GRAMMY® Award-winning producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, Angel Olsen, Swans). Restless Ones was tracked in August 2014 during a 10-day session at El Paso, TX's renowned Sonic Ranch. Located on 2,300 acres of pecan orchards bordering the Rio Grande and Mexico, the studio - the largest residential recording complex in the world - provided the perfect setting, miles away from all real world responsibilities and thus able to fully invest themselves in the act of creation.



Heartless Bastards are currently on a summer tour with support from Craig Finn (of The Hold Steady). The tour kicked off on June 10 at the Thirsty Hippo in Hattiesburg, MS and takes them across the east coast and Midwest before ending on July 2 at Trees in Dallas, TX. A September tour with Alberta Cross opening has also been confirmed, as have October dates with Slothrust.



All tour and festival dates are listed below and can be found on their interactive website experience RestlessOnes.net. Their fans will also be able to share photos, videos and check out new music directly from the band.



Heartless Bastards tour dates are below:

25 - Cincinnati, OH - Woodward Theater #
26 - Cincinnati, OH - Woodward Theater #
29 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue #
30 - Omaha, NE - Slowdown #

1 - Kansas City, MO - Record Bar #
2 - Dallas, TX - Trees #
24 - Newport, RI - Newport Folk Festival

9 - New Orleans - One Eyed Jacks*
10 - Atlanta - Terminal West*
11 - Asheville - The Orange Peel*
12 - Washington DC - 930 Club
13 - Bearsville - Bearsville Theater*
16 - Northampton - Pearl Street Downstairs*
17 - Portland, ME- Port City Music Hall
18 - Boston - Paradise Rock Club*
23 - Chicago - Metro*
24 - Indianapolis - Deluxe*
26 - Madison - Majestic*
27 - Milwaukee - Turner Hall*
29 - St Louis - Off Broadway*
30 - Little Rock - Revolution Music Room*

16 - Marfa - El Cosmico^
17 - Albuquerque - Launchpad^
18 - Phoenix - Crescent Ballroom^
19 - Solana Beach - Belly Up^
20 - Pomona - Glass House^
22 - Los Angeles - Fonda^
23 - Calpine - Sierra Valley Lodge^
24 - Napa - City Winery^
25 - San Francisco - The Fillmore^
27 - Vancouver - Venue^
28 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom^
29 - Seattle - Neumos^
30 - Missoula - Top Hat Lounge^
31 - Boise - Neurolux^

2 - Salt Lake City - Urban Lounge^
3 - Denver - Bluebird Theater^
4 - Boulder - eTown Hall
7 - San Antonio - Sam's Burger Joint^
21 - Austin - Mohawk

# - Craig Finn supporting
* - Alberta Cross supporting
^ - Slothrust supporting




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Danielle de Picciotto Readies Debut Graphic Novel "We Are Gypsies Now!" * Premieres Video for New Song "Es Gibt Kein Zurück"

Danielle de Picciotto 
Readies Release of Forthcoming Graphic Diary "We Are Gypsies Now!" Out August 13th on Amok Books
Premieres Video for "Es Gibt Kein Zurück" off New Album "Tacoma" Available Now 


Watch the video for "Es Gibt Kein Zurück" HERE!

Written and illustrated by (former) Berlin-based multimedia artist and musician Danielle de Picciotto (Crime & The City Solution, co-founder of Berlin's "Love Parade"), forthcoming graphic novel "We Are Gypsies Now!" documents the author's transition to a nomadic lifestyle after becoming frustrated with a status-quo, materialistic culture, and setting out in search of a life with greater meaning and deeper purpose.

In her story, de Picciotto joins husband Alexander Hacke (Einstürzende Neubauten) on a multi-year voyage around the world, which includes stops in various global cities taking on odd jobs, non-stop live touring, and an array of trials, adventures and profound life-changing experiences such an undertaking might inevitably provide.

In support of the book's release, De Picciotto and Hacke will be bringing their story to the states for a series of exclusive, live events this summer, where excerpts from "We Are Gypsies Now!" will be set to visual and auditory soundtracks, featuring new and original material from De Picciotto's latest album "Tacoma" (on which "Es Gibt Kein Zurück" appears) as well the couple's upcoming new album "Perserverantia" out later this year.

Musically, both live and on her new album, de Picciotto employs unusual instruments like the hurdy-gurdy and the autoharp, while accompanying her spoken-word poetry and delicate vocal stylings with multi-layered violin harmonies. "Tacoma" evokes imagery of lonesome desert landscapes, enchanted forests, and otherworldly trance-states while straddling maritime thunderstorms by combining recordings of nature's manifold phenomena with radio interferences, reverberating tribal percussions, electronic treatments, and the soothing and genuinely organic vibrations of acoustically generated drones and internal mantras. Her lyrics focus on the mystical implications of the nomadic life, clairvoyant renderings of female intuition, and tales of dreamlike revelations, while the instrumental pieces of this astonishing album transport the listener into paths never tread, or, like Danielle herself, who only recently returned for the first time to the place of her birth, into a journey to the beginning of time.

** Danielle De Picciotto and Alexander Hacke will be in New York and available for interviews from July 15th - 31st, to schedule an interview, send a request and we'll be sure to accommodate. ** 

Advance Praise for "We Are Gypsies Now!"

"'We Are Gypsies Now!' explores the nomadic option as perhaps the only possible cultural and social response to gentrification and consumerism... Reading this is an inspiration, a wake-up call, and perhaps even a demand to once again embrace the liberating freedom of chance. - Jack Sargeant, Author

It's like being handed a pair of magic glasses and suddenly seeing all of the invisible bounds and barriers blocking our creative vision. - Johanna Went, Performance Artist

We Are Gypsies Now! showcases the writing and illustration of de Picciotto, with layout design by David Yow,and now has a Facebook page at Facebook.com/WeAreGypsiesNow. Amok Books is distributed by SCB Distributors.

"Tacoma" was produced by Wharton Tiers and is available now via Moabit Music overseas and Forced Exposure in the US.

Stream Danielle de Picciotto's "Tacoma" LP HERE

"Tacoma" Track List: 
01 Tacoma
02 I Have Love
03 Luminous (Video) 
04 Es Gibt Kein Zurück (Video) 
05 In Transit 
06 Per Aspera Ad Astra (Video) 
07 Home Sweet Home
08 Horchata
09 The Veil

Danielle de Picciotto & Alexander Hacke Live! 
August 1st MEAFORD, Ontario Canada - Electric Eclectics Festival
August 14th DETROIT, Michigan - Trinosophes w/ Chatoyant
August 19th DENVER, Colorado - Mutiny Café
August 21st SEATTLE, Washington - Hollow Earth Radio w/ Hair & Space Museum
August 28th EUGENE, Oregon - Tsunami Books
August 30th PORTLAND, Oregon - Star Theater w/ Lost Lockets
September 2nd SAN FRANCISCO, California - The Hemlock Tavern w/ Dark Materials, Yellow Pages
September 5th LOS ANGELES, California - El Cid w/ Qui, Adam Harding, David Yow
September 9th NEW YORK CITY, NY - Trans Pecos w/ Lary 7, Victoria Keddie
October 3rd LONDON, England - Hackney Attic

For more information, visit:
Forced Exposure / Moabit Music
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