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Saturday June 30 : Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks on "CBS This Morning"

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks make their long-awaited early morning TV debut tomorrow (June 30) on "CBS This Morning"'s Saturday Sessions. Check your local listings for precise times, but bear in mind the program is called "CBS This Morning", not "CBS Roll Out Bed Whenever It's Convenient Or You Can Stand To Face The Day".

stream/purchase 'Sparkle Hard'

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks on tour
(new date in bold) :

Thursday, July 19 The Roxy, Los Angeles CA
Sunday, July 22 The Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix AZ
Wednesday, July 25, Mohawk, Austin TX
Thursday, July 26 White Oak Music Hall, Houston TX
Friday, July 27 Granada Theater, Dallas TX
Saturday, July 28 The Vanguard, Tulsa OK
Sunday, July 29 Record Bar, Kansas City MO
Tuesday, July 31 Gothic Theatre, Englewood CO
Wednesday, August 1 Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City UT
Friday, August 3 Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver BC
Saturday, August 4 Neptune Theatre, Seattle WA
Sunday, August 5 Star Theater, Portland OR
Friday, October 5 Greek Theater, Los Angeles CA (with Courtney Barnett, Waxahatchee)
Wednesday, October 17th Albert Hall, Manchester UK
Thursday, October 18th SWG3, Glasgow UK
Friday, October 19th Vicar St., Dublin IE
Sunday, October 21st SXW, Bristol UK
Monday, October 22nd The Asylum, Birmingham UK
Wednesday, October 24th Hackney Arts Center, London UK
Thursday, October 25th Concorde 2, Brighton UK
Monday, October 29th Lido, Berlin DE
Tuesday, October 30th Stadtgarten, Cologne DE
Wednesday October 31st Melkweg, Amsterdam NL

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks online :


Lucy Dacus announces October UK headline tour

Lucy Dacus sold out London's Omeara in April of this year, and quickly announced a headline show at Islington Academy for October 31st (and promised tricks & treats)

Today she announces a clutch of shows surround that Halloween date, playing venues up and down the country in support of sophomore release 'Historian'

Tickets are on sale now, links and details below

Stream or buy 'Historian'

Tour Dates

Monday, October 22 Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich UK
Tuesday, October 23 Thekla, Bristol UK
Thursday, October 25 The Cookie, Leicester UK
Friday, October 26 Mono, Glasgow UK
Saturday, October 27 Now Wave, Manchester UK
Monday, October 29 The Haunt, Brighton UK
Wednesday, October 31 Islington Assembly Hall, London UK *
Previously Announced Tour Dates
Saturday, July 7 Eno Fest 2018, Durham NC
Wednesday, July 11 Ottobar, Balitmore MD
Friday, July 13 Le Ministere, Montreal QC
Sunday, July 15 ArtsRiot, Burlington VT
Wednesday, July 18 Headliners Music Hall, Louisville KY !
Thursday, July 19 Deluxe, Old National Centre, Indianapolis IN !
Friday, July 20 Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago IL
Saturday, July 21 Minneapolis MN, Surly Brewing Festival Field ^
Tuesday, July 24 Off Broadway, St. Louis MO
Friday, July 27 Club Café, Pittsburgh PA
Saturday, July 28 Grog Shop, Cleveland OH
Sunday, July 29 Lincoln Center’s Out of Doors, New York NY @
Monday, July 30 The Riverside Theatre, Milwaukee WI &
Tuesday, July 31 Orpheum Theater, Madison WI &
Wednesday, August 1 Vaudeville Mews, Des Moines IA
Sunday, August 5 Travelers’ Rest Fest, Missoula MT
Friday, August 10 Outside Lands Festival, San Francisco CA
Sunday, August 12 Knitting Factory, Boise ID #
Monday, August 13 The Union, Salt Lake City UT #
August 16-19, Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons UK
August 30-September 2, End of the Road Festival, Salisbury UK

Saturday September 29, OutessaFest, Upper Marlboro MD

! w/ Julien Baker
^ w/ Courtney Barnett, Julien Baker
@ w/ Jonathan Wilson
& w/ The National
# w/ Father John Misty

Lucy Dacus online:

Official Site

Car Seat Headrest Releases Short Film 'I Haven’t Done Shit This Year' in Partnership with Tidal

The title of this short film is a stretch. Car Seat Headrest have had a busy year to say the least (and it's only half over). In addition to releasing Twin Fantasy, the live band has grown by three (Naked Giants), played on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon they have played a slew of tour dates across North America and Europe and have many more on the horizon.








Back to this short film which is a look inside Will Toledo's and the now seven-piece band's world as they get ready for shows around the release of Twin Fantasy.

WATCH: I Haven’t Done Shit This Year on

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In other news, you might need to circle February 16th, 2019 in your calendar. Car Seat Headrest will be opening for Interpol (alongside Snail Mail). Tickets HERE.

Buy/Stream: Twin Fantasy, Teens of Denial

Tour dates

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Yo La Tengo - "Shades Of Blue" b/w "Time Fades Away" Spotify Single

(photo : GODLIS)

With Yo La Tengo's global touring in support of Album Of The Year candidate 'There's A Riot Going On' recommencing next Thursday (see below), a new single's available for streaming this morning exclusively via Spotify ;   a new version of 'There's A Riot...''s "Shades Of Blue", and a cover of Neil Young's 'Time Fades Away', both recorded at Spotify Studios this Spring.

stream "Shades Of Blue" b/w "Time Fades Away"

stream / purchase 'There's A Riot Going On'

Yo La Tengo on tour :

Thursday, June 28 Rocks Off Concert Cruise, New York NY (SOLD OUT)
Thursday, July 12 Mad Cool Festival Madrid ES
Friday, July 13 Nos Alive Festival Oeiras PT
Saturday, August 25 Badesøen Festival, Copenhagen DK
Sunday, August 26 Sommer in Altona, Hamburg DE
Monday, August 27 Doornrosje, Nijmegen NL
Wednesday, August 29 Komedia, Brighton UK
August 30 - September 2 End of the Road Festival, Larner Tree Gardens, Tollard Royal, UK
August 30 - September 2 Into The Great Wide Open Festival Vlieland NL
Sunday, September 9 OctFest, New York NY
Tuesday, September 11 Columbus Theater, Providence RI
Wednesday, September 12 Kingston BSP, Kingston NY
Thursday, September 13 The Asbury, Buffalo NY
Friday, September 14 The Majestic, Detroit MI
Saturday, September 15 Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland OH
Monday, September 17 Delmar Hall, St. Louis MO
Tuesday, September 18 The Lyric, Oxford MI
Thursday, September 20 Granada Theater, Dallas TX
Friday, September 21 Paper Tiger, San Antonio TX
Saturday, September 22 White Oak Music Hall, Houston TX
Sunday, September 23 Mohawk, Austin TX
Monday, October 8th - Umeda Club Quattro - Osaka, Japan
Tuesday, October 9th - Club Quattro - Nagoya, Japan
Wednesday, October 10th - Tsutaya O-East - Tokyo, Japan

Yo La Tengo online:

Official Site

Iceage Autumn U.S. Dates

(photo : Christian Friedländer)

Iceage's current run of North American dates still has more than a week to go and this morning marks the announcement of a November jaunt alongside Atlanta's Black Lips with support from Brooklyn's Surfbort.

(stream/purchase 'Beyondless')

Monday, November 5 Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver BC &
Tuesday, November 6 The Showbox at The Market, Seattle WA &
Wednesday, November 7 Wonder Ballroom, Portland OR &
Friday, November 9 Great American Music Hall, San Francisco CA &
Saturday, November 10 The Glass House, Pomona CA &
Sunday, November 11 Marty’s On Newport, Tustin CA &
Monday, November 12 The Regent, Los Angeles CA &
Tuesday, November 13 House of Blues, San Diego CA &
Wednesday, November 14 Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix AZ &
Friday, November 16 Granada Theater, Dallas TX&
Saturday, November 17 Mohawk, Austin TX &
Sunday, November 18 White Oak Music Hall, Houston TX &
Monday, November 19 One Eyed Jack’s, New Orleans LA
Tuesday, November 20 Saturn, Birmingham AL &
Friday, November 23 The Earl, Atlanta GA &
Saturday, November 24 The Earl, Atlanta GA &
Sunday, November 25 Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY &
Tuesday, November 27 Elsewhere, Brooklyn NY &

 & w/ Black Lips, Surfbort

previously announced dates :

Wednesday, June 21 Cactus Club, Milwaukee WI *
Friday, June 22 El Club, Detroit MI +
Saturday, June 23 Lee’s Palace, Toronto ON *
Sunday, June 24 The 27 Club, Ottawa ON *
Monday, June 25 La Sala Rossa, Montreal QC *
Tuesday, June 26 3S Artspace, Portsmouth NH *
Wednesday, June 27 The Sinclair, Boston MA *
Thursday, June 28 Market Hotel, Brooklyn NY *
Thursday, July 12 Bankito festival, Lake Bank HU
Friday,  July 20 Lejet Festival, Musik, Tisvilde-fiskerleje, DK
Saturday, July 21 Atlantic Festival, Ill de Arousa ES
Thursday, August 30 Sounddrive Festival, Gdansk PL
Friday, August 31 Off The Radar Festival, Hamburg DE
Sunday, September 2 End of the Road Festival, Tollard Royal UK
Monday, September 3 Hare and Hounds, Birmingham UK
Tuesday, September 4 Brudenell Social Club, Leeds UK
Thursday, September 6 The Great Eastern, Glasgow UK
Friday, September 7 Workmans Club, Dublin IE
Saturday, September 8 Clwb ifor Bach, Cardiff UK
Sunday, September 9 Gorilla, Manchester UK
Monday, September 10 The Haunt, Brighton UK
Tuesday, September 11 Rotown, Rotterdam NL
Wednesday, September 12 Blue Shell, Cologne DE
Thursday, September 13 Karlstorbahnhof, Heidelberg DE
Friday, September 14 Leffingeleuren Festival, Leffinge BE
Friday, September 21 Studenterhuset, Alborg DK
Monday, September 24 Tavastia, Helsinki FI
Tuesday, September 25 John Dee, Oslo NO
Wednesday, September 26 Debaser, Stockholm SE
Thursday, September 27 Pustervik, Goteborg SE
Friday, September 28 Kansas City, Odense DK
Saturday, September 29 Journey Festival, Copenhagen DK
Friday, October 26 Hard Club, Porto PT
Saturday, October 27 Jameson Urban Routes Festival, Lisbon PT
Sunday, October 28 Sala X, Sevilla ES
Monday, October 29 El Sol, Madrid ES
Tuesday, October 30 Le [2], Barcelona ES
Thursday, November 1 Le Sonic, Lyon FR
Friday, November 2  Club To Club Festival, Torino IT
Saturday November 3 Rote Fabrik, Zurich CH

* w/ Mary Lattimore
+ w/ Mary Lattimore, Wolf Eyes

Iceage online :

Kurt Vile & The Violators - New North American Dates, November/December

Kurt Vile & The Violators' 2018 live campaign has been extended well into December with a slate of big shows going on sale Friday June 22.

$1 from each ticket will go to PLUS1 in support of the ACLU

Sunday, November 24 House of Blues, Boston MA *
Wednesday, November 28 Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn NY *
Friday, November 30 9:30 Club, Washington DC *
Monday, December 3 Variety Playhouse, Atlanta GA *
Wednesday, December 5 Jones Assembly, Oklahoma City OK *
Thursday, December 6 ACL Live Moody Theater, Austin TX *
Friday, December 7 Canton Hall, Dallas TX *
Sunday, December 9 The Observatory North Park, San Diego CA *
Tuesday, December 11 The Wiltern, Los Angeles CA *
Wednesday, December 12 Fox Theater, Oakland CA *
Friday, December 14 Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR *
Saturday, December 15 Moore Theatre, Seattle WA *
Sunday, December 16 Vogue, Vancouver BC *
Wednesday, December 19 First Avenue, Minneapolis MN *
Thursday, December 20 Sylvee, Madison WI *
Friday, December 21 Turner Hall Milwaukee WI *
Saturday, December 22 Rivera Theatre, Chicago IL *

 * w/ Jessica Pratt

previously announced dates :

Tuesday, July 10 Jefferson Theatre, Charlottesville VA =
Wednesday, July 11 Cat’s Cradle, Carrsboro NC =
Thursday, July 12 Orange Peel, Asheville NC =
Friday, July 13 Forecastle Festival, Louisville KY
Saturday, July 14 Signal, Chattanooga TN =
Sunday, July 15 Mill & Mine, Knoxville TN =
Tuesday, July 17 The Underground, Charlotte NC =
Friday, October 12th - Grünspan – Hamburg, DE
Saturday, October 13th - Pustervik - Gothenburg, SE
Sunday, October 14th - Rockefeller – Oslo, NO
Monday, October 15th - Bern – Stockholm, SE
Tuesday, October 16th - Vega – Copenhagen, DK
Thursday, October 18th - Huxleys – Berlin, DE
Friday, October 19th -  Muffathalle – Munich, DE
Saturday, October 20th - X-Tra – Zurich, CH
Sunday, October 21st - Epicerie Moderne – Lyon, FR
Monday, October 22ns - Apolo – Barcelona, ES
Tuesday, October 23rd - Teatro Barceló – Madrid, ES
Thursday, October 25th - Lisboa Ao Vivo – Lisbon, PT
Friday, October 26th - Hard Club – Porto, PT
Sunday, October 28th - Rockschool Barbey – Bordeaux, FR
Monday, October 29th - La Cigale – Paris, FR
Tuesday, October 30th - Autumn Falls @ AB - Brussels, BE
Thursday, November 1st - Paradiso – Amsterdam, NL
Friday, November 2nd -  Kantine – Köln, DE
Monday, November 5th - Concorde 2 – Brighton, UK
Tuesday, November 6th - Shepherd’s Bush Empire – London, UK
Wednesday, November 7th - Shepherd’s Bush Empire – London, UK
Thursday, November 8th - St Philips Gate - Bristol, UK
Friday, November 9th - The Crossing - Birmingham, UK
Saturday, November 10th - Albert Hall – Manchester, UK
Sunday, November 11th - 02 Academy – Leeds, UK
Tuesday, November 13th - 02 ABC – Glasgow, UK
Wednesday, November 14th - Vicar Street - Dublin, IR

= w/ Dylan Carlson

Kurt Vile Online

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