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Coming November 9 : boygenius






(photo : Lera Pentelute)

The rumors are true: boygenius, the band of Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus will release their self-titled EP debut on November 9th on Matador. The illustrious trio is comprised of the most exciting and visionary young songwriters in independent rock, whose critically acclaimed albums were all released in the past year ('Turn Out The Lights', 'Stranger In The Alps', and 'Historian', respectively). To celebrate today’s announcement, boygenius has released a captivating triumvirate of new songs titled “Stay Down,” “Me & My Dog,” and “Bite The Hand,” which can be heard HERE.

Baker and Bridgers will hit the road in North America this fall for a co-headline tour, with Dacus opening. Each artist will play her own individual set of tunes, but fans just might be able to hear some boygenius songs along the way – though that’s another rumor we can’t yet confirm. The tour kicks off at Nashville’s  Ryman Auditorium on November 4th, and hits major markets in the Northeast, Midwest, and West Coast, culminating at The Wiltern in LA on November 30. The full list of tour dates, as well as each individual artist’s itinerary, can be found below.

(stream / preorder 'boygenius')





Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus tour dates :

Sunday, November 4 Ryman Auditorium, Nashville TN
Tuesday, November 6 Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn NY
Wednesday, November 7 Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn NY
Thursday, November 8 Orpheum Theatre, Boston MA



Saturday, November 10 Danforth Music Hall, Toronto ON
Sunday, November 11 Majestic Theatre, Detroit MI
Monday, November 12 Thalia Hall, Chicago IL
Tuesday, November 13 Thalia Hall, Chicago IL
Thursday, November 15 The Pageant, St. Louis MO
Friday, November 16 The Sylvee, Madison WI
Saturday, November 17 First Avenue, Minneapolis MN
Monday, November 19 Ogden Theatre, Denver CO
Tuesday, November 20 The Depot, Salt Lake City UT
Friday, November 23 Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver BC
Saturday, November 24 The Moore Theatre, Seattle WA
Sunday, November 25 Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR
Monday, November 26 Fox Theater, Oakland CA
Thursday, November 29 The Observatory North Park, San Diego CA
Friday, November 30 The Wiltern, Los Angeles CA

Julien Baker Tour Dates :

Wednesday, August 29th - C/O Pop - Cologne, DE
Saturday, September 1st - End of The Road Festival - Larmer Tree Gardens, UK
Monday, September 3rd - Botanique - Brussels, BE
Tuesday, September 4th - Paradiso - Amsterdam, NL
Wednesday, September 5th - Elbphilharmonie - Hamburg, DE
Friday, September 7th - Hotel Cecil - Copenhagen, DK
Saturday, September 8th - Perfect Sounds Forever - Bergen, NO
Monday, September 10th - Kagelbanan - Stockholm, SE
Thursday, September 13th - UT Connewitz - Leipzig, DE
Friday, September 14th - NOD - Prague, CZ
Saturday, September 15th - Flex Café - Vienna, AT
Sunday, September 16th - Ampere - Munich, DE
Tuesday, September 18th - Ohibo - Milan, IT
Thursday, September 20th - Bad Bonn - Dudingen, CH
Saturday, September 22nd - La Maroquinerie - Paris, FR

Phoebe Bridgers Tour Dates:

Tuesday, August 21 Scala, London UK
Thursday, September 20 Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles CA #
Friday, September 21 Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles CA #
Saturday, September 22 Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara CA  #
Thursday, September 27 The Mann Center, Philadelphia, PA #
Friday, September 28 Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia MD #
Saturday, September 29 Forest Hills Stadium, Forest Hills NY #
Wednesday, October 3 The Van Buren, Phoenix AZ *
Thursday, October 4 Pappy & Harriet’s, Pioneertown CA *
Friday, October 5 Cocoanut Grove, Santa Cruz CA *
Sunday, October 7 Gundlach Bundschu Winery Sonoma CA *

# with The National
* with Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band


Lucy Dacus tour dates :

Tuesday, August 21 The Boileroom, Guilford UKThursday, August 23 Bad Bonn Festival, Dudingen CH
Saturday, August 25 Recession at Radar, Aarhus DK
Sunday, August 26 Plan B, Malmo SE
Monday, August 27 Open Oya Festival, Oslo NO
Tuesday, August 28 Perfect Sounds Forever Festival, Bergen NO
Friday, August 31, End of the Road Festival, Salisbury UK
Sunday, September 2 Electric Picnic Festival, Dublin IE
Friday, September 14 Jefferson Theater, Charlottesville VA
Saturday September 29, OutessaFest, Upper Marlboro MD
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 *Julien Baker online :Facebook
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Phoebe Bridgers online :
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Lucy Dacus online :

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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:

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OUT TODAY : Lucy Dacus - 'Historian'



Just another elbow in the ribs reminding you that Lucy Dacus' incredible 2nd album, 'Historian', is available today at the planet's best record shops and via the streaming or download platform of your choice. Dacus' show tonight at Brooklyn's Music Hall Of Williamsburg is sold out, and while that's certainly frustrating for those who snoozed on tickets, she'll be back in the region before long. AND THERE'S OTHER REGIONS (allegedly).

order/stream 'Historian'



Tour Dates
Friday, March 2 Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY
(SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, March 7 The Southern, Charlottesville VA
Thursday, March 8 Pour House, Charleston SC
Friday, March 9 The Earl, Atlanta GA
Saturday, March 10 The High Watt, Nashville TN
Monday, March 19 Valley Bar, Phoenix AZ
Tuesday, March 20 Club Congress, Tucson AZ
Wednesday, March 21 The Casbah, San Diego CA
Thursday, March 22 Teragram Ballroom, Los Angeles CA
Friday, March 23 The Crepe Place, Santa Cruz CA
Saturday, March 24 The Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco CA
Monday, March 26 Doug Fir Lounge, Portland OR
Tuesday, March 27 Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver BC
Wednesday, March 28 Tractor Tavern, Seattle WA
Friday, March 30 Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City UT
Saturday, March 31 Globe Hall, Denver CO
Monday, April 2 Reverb Lounge, Omaha NE
Wednesday, April 4 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis MN
Thursday, April 5 High Noon Saloon, Madison WI
Friday, April 6 Empty Bottle, Chicago IL
Saturday, April 7 The HI-FI, Indianapolis IN
Sunday, April 8 The Basement, Columbus OH
Monday, April 9 Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto ON
Wednesday, April 11 The Sinclair, Cambridge MA
Friday, April 13 Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia PA
Saturday, April 14 Rock & Roll Hotel, Washington DC
Thursday, April 19 Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen, Leeds UK
Friday, April 20 The Hug and Pint, Glasgow UK
Saturday, April 21 Gullivers, Manchester UK
Sunday, April 22 Hare and Hounds 2, Birmingham UK
Tuesday, April 24 Louisiana, Bristol UK
Wednesday, April 25 Omeara, London UK
Thursday, April 26 The Hope and Ruin, Brighton UK
Friday, April 27 Espace B, Paris FR
Monday, April 30 Stengade, Copenhagen DK
Tuesday, May 1 Prinzenbar, Hamburg DE
Thursday, May 3 Blue Shell, Cologne DE
Friday, May 4 Sugar Factory, Amsterdam NE
 

Lucy Dacus online :

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Lucy Dacus - "Next Of Kin" (From 'Historian')



The latest single from Lucy Dacus' hotly anticipated 2nd album, 'Historian' (out March 2), "Next Of Kin" is now available to stream or download. Preorder 'Historian' bundled with Lucy's debut album, 'No Burden' now thru midnight tomorrow (2/14) for 20% off at The Matador Store.

A special Valentine's Day playlist compiled by Lucy Dacus is now available at Spotify.



(photo by Dustin Condren)

 stream or download "Next Of Kin"

Preorder 'Historian'

(Pre-orders from The Matador Store will include ten postcards with individual art by ten different artists. Each postcard is inspired by one of the tracks off of 'Historian')

Tour Dates
Friday, March 2 Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY
Wednesday, March 7 The Southern, Charlottesville VA
Thursday, March 8 Pour House, Charleston SC
Friday, March 9 The Earl, Atlanta GA
Saturday, March 10 The High Watt, Nashville TN
Monday, March 19 Valley Bar, Phoenix AZ
Tuesday, March 20 Club Congress, Tucson AZ
Wednesday, March 21 The Casbah, San Diego CA
Thursday, March 22 Teragram Ballroom, Los Angeles CA
Friday, March 23 The Crepe Place, Santa Cruz CA
Saturday, March 24 The Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco CA
Monday, March 26 Doug Fir Lounge, Portland OR
Tuesday, March 27 Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver BC
Wednesday, March 28 Tractor Tavern, Seattle WA
Friday, March 30 Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City UT
Saturday, March 31 Globe Hall, Denver CO
Monday, April 2 Reverb Lounge, Omaha NE
Wednesday, April 4 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis MN
Thursday, April 5 High Noon Saloon, Madison WI
Friday, April 6 Empty Bottle, Chicago IL
Saturday, April 7 The HI-FI, Indianapolis IN
Sunday, April 8 The Basement, Columbus OH
Monday, April 9 Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto ON
Wednesday, April 11 The Sinclair, Cambridge MA
Friday, April 13 Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia PA
Saturday, April 14 Rock & Roll Hotel, Washington DC
Thursday, April 19 Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen, Leeds UK
Friday, April 20 The Hug and Pint, Glasgow UK
Saturday, April 21 Gullivers, Manchester UK
Sunday, April 22 Hare and Hounds 2, Birmingham UK
Tuesday, April 24 Louisiana, Bristol UK
Wednesday, April 25 Omeara, London UK
Thursday, April 26 The Hope and Ruin, Brighton UK
Friday, April 27 Espace B, Paris FR
Monday, April 30 Stengade, Copenhagen DK
Tuesday, May 1 Prinzenbar, Hamburg DE
Thursday, May 3 Blue Shell, Cologne DE
Friday, May 4 Sugar Factory, Amsterdam NE
 

Lucy Dacus online :

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VIDEO : Lucy Dacus - "Addictions"







(photo by Dustin Condren)

Following the announcement of her sophomore effort, 'Historian' (out March 2), the album's 2nd single, "Addictions", premieres today in the form of Lucy Dacus' directorial debut. A myassive touring schedule for 'Historian' kicks off on release day at Brooklyn's Music Hall Of Williamsburg (see below).

Stream "Addictions"
Stream "Night Shift"

Preorder 'Historian'

(Pre-orders from The Matador Store will include ten postcards with individual art by ten different artists. Each postcard is inspired by one of the tracks off of 'Historian')

Tour Dates
Friday, March 2 Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY
Wednesday, March 7 The Southern, Charlottesville VA
Thursday, March 8 Pour House, Charleston SC
Friday, March 9 The Earl, Atlanta GA
Saturday, March 10 The High Watt, Nashville TN
Monday, March 19 Valley Bar, Phoenix AZ
Tuesday, March 20 Club Congress, Tucson AZ
Wednesday, March 21 The Casbah, San Diego CA
Thursday, March 22 Teragram Ballroom, Los Angeles CA
Friday, March 23 The Crepe Place, Santa Cruz CA
Saturday, March 24 The Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco CA
Monday, March 26 Doug Fir Lounge, Portland OR
Tuesday, March 27 Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver BC
Wednesday, March 28 Tractor Tavern, Seattle WA
Friday, March 30 Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City UT
Saturday, March 31 Globe Hall, Denver CO
Monday, April 2 Reverb Lounge, Omaha NE
Wednesday, April 4 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis MN
Thursday, April 5 High Noon Saloon, Madison WI
Friday, April 6 Empty Bottle, Chicago IL
Saturday, April 7 The HI-FI, Indianapolis IN
Sunday, April 8 The Basement, Columbus OH
Monday, April 9 Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto ON
Wednesday, April 11 The Sinclair, Cambridge MA
Friday, April 13 Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia PA
Saturday, April 14 Rock & Roll Hotel, Washington DC
Thursday, April 19 Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen, Leeds UK
Friday, April 20 The Hug and Pint, Glasgow UK
Saturday, April 21 Gullivers, Manchester UK
Sunday, April 22 Hare and Hounds 2, Birmingham UK
Tuesday, April 24 Louisiana, Bristol UK
Wednesday, April 25 Omeara, London UK
Thursday, April 26 The Hope and Ruin, Brighton UK
Friday, April 27 Espace B, Paris FR
Monday, April 30 Stengade, Copenhagen DK
Tuesday, May 1 Prinzenbar, Hamburg DE
Thursday, May 3 Blue Shell, Cologne DE
Friday, May 4 Sugar Factory, Amsterdam NE
 

Lucy Dacus online :

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Lucy Dacus - 'Historian', Coming March 2, "Night Shift" Premiere






(photo by Dustin Condren)

On March 2, Matador is releasing the hotly anticipated 2nd album from Richmond, VA's Lucy Dacus, 'Historian', the followup to her unanimously hailed 2016 debut, 'No Burden' that established her as one of modern music's top new voices & songwriters.   The album's first single, "Night Shift", can be heard above.

'Historian' is a remarkably assured 10-track statement of intent that finds Dacus unafraid to take on the big questions — the life-or-death reckonings, and the ones that just feel that way. It's a record full of bracing realizations, tearful declarations and moments of hard-won peace, expressed in lyrics that feel destined for countless yearbook quotes and first tattoos.

Dacus and her band recorded the album in Nashville last March, re-teaming with 'No Burden' producer Collin Pastore, and mixed it a few months later with John Congleton. The sound they created, with substantial input from multi-instrumentalist and live guitarist Jacob Blizard, is far richer and fuller than the debut — an outward flowering of dynamic, living, breathing rock and roll. Dacus' remarkable sense of melody and composition are the driving force throughout, giving 'Historian' the immersive feel of an album made by an artist in full command of her powers, on a new level of truth-telling and melodic grace.

The past year, with its electoral disasters and other assorted heartbreaks, has been a rough one for many of us, Dacus included. She found solace in crafting a thoughtful narrative arc for Historian, writing a concept album about cautious optimism in the face of adversity, with thematic links between songs that reveal themselves on repeat listens — touching on everything from systemic racism to creative burnout to the death of her grandmother. "It starts out dark and ends hopeful, but it gets darker in between; it goes to the deepest, darkest, place and then breaks," she explains. "What I'm trying to say throughout the album is that hope survives, even in the face of the worst stuff."

Global touring in support of 'Historian' kicks off  on release date at Brooklyn's Music Hall Of Williamsburg.  The album is available for preorder now on the format of your choice.

Tracklist :

1. Night Shift
2. Addictions
3. The Shell
4. Nonbeliever
5. Yours & Mine
6. Body To Flame
7. Timefighter
8. Next Of Kin
9. Pillar Of Truth
10. Historians

Stream "Night Shift"

Preorder 'Historian'

(Pre-orders  from The Matador Store will include ten postcards with individual art by ten different artists. Each postcard is inspired by one of the tracks off of 'Historian')

Tour Dates (on sale Friday, December 15)
Friday, March 2 Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY
Wednesday, March 7 The Southern, Charlottesville VA
Thursday, March 8 Pour House, Charleston SC
Friday, March 9 The Earl, Atlanta GA
Saturday, March 10 The High Watt, Nashville TN
Monday, March 19 Valley Bar, Phoenix AZ
Tuesday, March 20 Club Congress, Tucson AZ
Wednesday, March 21 The Casbah, San Diego CA
Thursday, March 22 Teragram Ballroom, Los Angeles CA
Friday, March 23 The Crepe Place, Santa Cruz CA
Saturday, March 24 The Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco CA
Monday, March 26 Doug Fir Lounge, Portland OR
Tuesday, March 27 Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver BC
Wednesday, March 28 Tractor Tavern, Seattle WA
Friday, March 30 Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City UT
Saturday, March 31 Globe Hall, Denver CO
Monday, April 2 Reverb Lounge, Omaha NE
Wednesday, April 4 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis MN
Thursday, April 5 High Noon Saloon, Madison WI
Friday, April 6 Empty Bottle, Chicago IL
Saturday, April 7 The HI-FI, Indianapolis IN
Sunday, April 8 The Basement, Columbus OH
Monday, April 9 Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto ON
Wednesday, April 11 The Sinclair, Cambridge MA
Friday, April 13 Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia PA
Saturday, April 14 Rock & Roll Hotel, Washington DC
Thursday, April 19 Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen, Leeds UK
Friday, April 20 The Hug and Pint, Glasgow UK
Saturday, April 21 Gullivers, Manchester UK
Sunday, April 22 Hare and Hounds 2, Birmingham UK
Tuesday, April 24 Louisiana, Bristol UK
Wednesday, April 25 Omeara, London UK
Thursday, April 26 The Hope and Ruin, Brighton UK
Friday, April 27 Espace B, Paris FR
Monday, April 30 Stengade, Copenhagen DK
Tuesday, May 1 Prinzenbar, Hamburg DE
Thursday, May 3 Blue Shell, Cologne DE
Friday, May 4 Sugar Factory, Amsterdam NE
 

Lucy Dacus online :

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Lucy Dacus - Live on KEXP

Earlier this Summer Lucy Dacus stopped by the KEXP studios to perform four tracks from her terrific 2016 debut No Burden. Watch the session below, and be sure to catch her formidable live act on the upcoming fall tour.

"Strange Torpedo"


"Map On A Wall"


"I Don't Want To Be Funny Anymore"


"Troublemaker Doppelgänger"


Lucy Dacus On Tour
Thu October 19 Santa Barbara CA SOHO Music Club
Fri October 20 Los Angeles CA The Theatre at ACE Hotel
Mon October 23 Santa Ana CA The Observatory
Tue October 24 San Diego CA Music Box
Thu October 26 Big Sur CA Loma Vista Gardes
Fri October 27 Oakland, CA Fox Theater
Sat October 28 Reno, NV Jub Jub’s
Mon October 30 Boulder, CO Fox Theatre
Wed November 1 Omaha NE Slowdown
Thu November 2 Bloomington IL The Castle Theatre
Fri November 3 Minneapolis MN First Avenue
Sat November 4 Iowa City IA The Englert Theatre
Sun November 5 Milwaukee WI Turner Hall Ballroom

Lucy Dacus Online
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Lucy Dacus North American Tour Dates w/ Sylvan Esso Announced

The one and only Lucy Dacus recently wrapped a tour opening for Hamilton Leithauser this past Saturday and not a beat so much as passed before another batch of tour dates have been announced. See below the row of May dates where Lucy will be opening for Sylvan Esso.

2017 TOUR DATES
Sunday, May 14 - The Fillmore, Charlotte, NC*
Thursday, May 18 - Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn, NY*
Saturday, May 20 - Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA*
Tuesday, May 23 - Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto, ON*
Thursday, May 25 - Higher Ground Ballroom, Burlington, VT*
Friday, May 26 - Boston Calling Music Festival, Boston, MA
Saturday, May 27 - 9:30 Club, Washington, DC*
Saturday, June 10 - Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, Manchester, TN
July 14-16 - Forecastle Festival, Louisville, KY

* denotes w/ Sylvan Esso

BUY/DOWNLOAD/STREAM No Burden here:
http://smarturl.it/NoBurden

ONLINE:
Website – http://lucydacus.com/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/lucy.dacus/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/lucydacus
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/lucydacus/

Lucy Dacus U.S. Tour Starts Today



(courtesy Joey Wharton Photography)

Lucy Dacus and band kick off a couple of weeks of shows in support of Hamilton Leithauser tonight in Cambridge, MA (see below) . There's a number of charities Lucy's raising money for at the merch table throughout the tour ; here's the full list -

2/8: Cambridge- Rosie's Place
2/9: Philadelphia - Books Through Bars
2/10: Millvale - The Women and Girls Foundation
2/11: Columbus - Youth Advocate Services
2/13: Toronto - Concord Refugee Sponsorship Group
2/15: Chicago - Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
2/16: St. Paul- CAIR-Minnesota (CAIR-MN)
2/17: Madison - Domestic Abuse Intervention Services
2/18: Louisville - Family Scholar House
2/19: Nashville - Southern Girls Rock & Roll Camp
2/21: Carrboro - Volunteers for Youth
2/22: Washington - Sitar Arts Center
2/23: Brooklyn - Sylvia Rivera Law Project
2/24: Brooklyn - New Yorkers Against Gun Violence
2/25: New YorkC - Islamic Relief USA (http://irusa.org/)

TOUR DATES
Wednesday, February 8,The Sinclair, Cambridge MA*
Thursday, February 9, Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia PA* SOLD OUT
Friday, February 10, Mr. Smalls, Milvale PA*
Saturday, February 11, Newport Music Hall, Columbus OH*
Monday, February 13, The Opera House, Toronto ON* SOLD OUT
Wednesday, February 13, 2/15 Lincoln Hall, Chicago IL* SOLD OUT
Thursday, February 16  2/16 Turf Club, St. Paul MN*  SOLD OUT
Friday, February 17, High Noon Saloon, Madison WI*
Saturday, February 18, Zanzabar, Louisville KY* SOLD OUT
Sunday, February 19, 3rd & Lindsley Nashville, Nashville TN*
Tuesday, February 21, Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro NC*
Wednesday, February 22, Rock And Roll Hotel, Washington DC* SOLD OUT
Thursday, February 23 Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY* SOLD OUT
Friday, February 24 Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY* SOLD OUT
Saturday, February 25 The Bowery Ballroom, Manhattan NY* SOLD OUT

May 26-28, Boston Calling, Boston MA
June 8-11, Bonnaroo Music Festival, Manchester TN
July 14-16, The Forecastle, Louisville KY


* - w/ Hamilton Leithauser

BUY/DOWNLOAD/STREAM No Burden here:

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WATCH: LUCY DACUS BLOGOTHEQUE SESSION, MERCURY LOUNGE (NYC) SHOW TONIGHT


TONIGHT Lucy Dacus will be found playing a headlining show at Mercury Lounge (late show, 11pm). It was only a couple weeks since Lucy and her band opened up for Car Seat Headrest for a back-to-back Bowery Ballroom shows. This show should not be missed as it's your last chance to see the band in North America the rest of 2016. If you're in the UK or EU, you're in luck. There is a nice long list of tour dates up the road.

In other Lucy Dacus news there is a gorgeous Blogotheque "A Take Away Show" session out earlier this morning. This can be seen at the top of this post.

Wednesday, October 19 – Mercury Lounge, New York NY (LATE SHOW)
Friday, October 21 – Primavera Club, Barcelona
Wednesday, October 26 – Pitchfork Avant-Garde @ La Mecanique Undulatory , Paris
Friday, October 28 – Charlatan, Gent
Saturday, October 29 – DDW Music @ Altstadt, Eindhoven
Sunday, October 30 – New Fall Festival, Düsseldorf
Tuesday, November 1 – The Crofters Rights, Bristol
Wednesday, November 2 – The Waiting Room, London
Thursday, November 3 – Soup Kitchen, Manchester
Friday, November 4 – Brudenell Games Room, Leeds

You can order No Burden from the following:

The Matador Store
Amazon
iTunes
Bandcamp
Spotify/a>
Your local independent record store

Lucy Dacus online

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WATCH: Lucy Dacus - Amoeba Green Room Session



The last time Lucy Dacus was in LA, she and her band taped a session with our friends at Amoeba Hollywood. Today the "Green Room" session is available in full above.

In other Lucy news, she capped off this relentless year of touring with a celebratory homecoming show last Friday in Richmond at the city's iconic theater, The National. A couple great photos from said show below.

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(photo credit: @joey_wharton)

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(photo credit: @eliseledon)

You can order No Burden from the following:

The Matador Store
Amazon
iTunes
Bandcamp
Spotify
Your local independent record store

Lucy Dacus online
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Lucy Dacus - 'No Burden' LP reissue available today

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(photo by Dustin Condren)

Matador's repress of the LP version of Lucy Dacus' critically acclaimed debut, 'No Burden' in available today, September 9 and can be ordered here. Clear vinyl versions with a limited edition signed poster are in stock at our lovely offices right this moment. The CD and digital versions, though less likely to make a pleasant THUD sound when dropped on your doorstep, kitchen counter or pillow, are available from the usual suspects, listed below.

Lucy Dacus on tour :

Tuesday, September 13 – Ram’s Head Live – Baltimore MD% SOLD OUT
Thursday, September 15 – Bowery Ballroom, New York NY$ SOLD OUT
Friday, September 16 – Bowery Ballroom, New York NY$
Saturday, September 17 – The Sinclair – Boston MA$ SOLD OUT
Sunday, September 18 – Bar le Ritz PDB, Montreal QC$
Monday, September 19- Virgin Mobile Mod Club,Toronto ON$
Wednesday, September 21 – El Club, Detroit MI$
Thursday, September 22 – The Pygmalion Festival, Urbana IL
Saturday, September 24 – MidPoint Music Festival Cincinnati OH
Sunday, September 25 – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland OH$
Tuesday, September 27 – Majestic Theatre, Madison WI$
Wednesday, September 28 - Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis MN
Friday, September 30 - Stubbs's, Austin TX*, SOLD OUT
Saturday, October 1 – Austin City Limits Festival, Zilker Park, Austin, TX
Friday, October 7 – The National, Richmond VA
Friday, October 21 - Primavera Club, Barcelona
Tuesday, October 25 - Eldorado, Switzerland
Wednesday, October 26 - Pitchfork Avant-Garde @ La Mecanique Undulatory , Paris
Friday, October 28 - Charlatan, Gent
Saturday, October 29 - DDW Music @ Altstadt, Eindhoven
Sunday, October 30 - New Fall Festival, Düsseldorf
Tuesday, November 1 - The Crofters Rights, Bristol
Wednesday, November 2 - The Waiting Room, London
Thursday, November 3 - Soup Kitchen, Manchester
Friday, November 4 - Brudenell Games Room, Leeds

% w/ Frightened Rabbit
$ w/ Car Seat Headrest
* w/ Andrew Bird

You can order No Burden from the following:

The Matador Store
Amazon
iTunes
Bandcamp
Spotify/a>
Your local independent record store

Lucy Dacus online

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LUCY DACUS: UK AND EUROPEAN TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT

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Ahead of the rerelease of Lucy Dacus' No Burden  OUT ON MATADOR TOMORROW (Friday 9th September) and her recent UK debut in London and at the quaint End of the Road festival, we bring to you a series of tour dates this Autumn where Lucy will be making a grand return with her full band. See all dates and ticket links below.

Friday, October 21 - Primavera Club, Barcelona
Tuesday, October 25 - Eldorado, Switzerland
Wednesday, October 26 - Pitchfork Avant-Garde @ La Mecanique Undulatory , Paris
Friday, October 28 - Charlatan, Gent
Saturday, October 29 - DDW Music @ Altstadt, Eindhoven
Sunday, October 30 - New Fall Festival, Düsseldorf
Tuesday, November 1 - The Crofters Rights, Bristol
Wednesday, November 2 - The Waiting Room, London
Thursday, November 3 - Soup Kitchen, Manchester
Friday, November 4 - Brudenell Games Room, Leeds

Other tour dates:

September 15 – Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY$ SOLD OUT 
September 16 – Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY$
Tuesday, September 13 – Ram’s Head Live – Baltimore, MD% SOLD OUT
Saturday, September 17 – The Sinclair – Boston, MA$ SOLD OUT
Sunday, September 18 – Bar le Ritz PDB, Montreal, QC$
Monday, September 19- Virgin Mobile Mod Club,Toronto, ON$
Wednesday, September 21 – El Club, Detroit, MI$
Thursday, September 22 – The Pygmalion Festival, Urbana, IL
Saturday, September 24 – MidPoint Music Festival, Cincinnati, OH
Sunday, September 25 – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland, OH$
Tuesday, September 27 – Majestic Theatre, Madison, WI$
Saturday, October 1 – Austin City Limits Festival, Austin, TX
Friday, October 7 – The National, Richmond, VA

You can order No Burden from the following:

The Matador Store
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LUCY DACUS BACK ON THE ROAD

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The wondrous Miss Lucy Dacus will finally be gracing London with her presence next week on Tuesday 6th September at a FREE show at the Old Blue Last. The following day she'll be playing an instore at Sister Ray Ace Hotel on Wednesday 7th, after playing at End of the Road festival this weekend, before heading back to the US for a series of dates, some with a band by the name of Car Seat Headrest who you might have heard of.

You don't have to wait much longer to get your hands on the vinyl version of her debut No Burden as it has been repressed, and will be rereleased on Friday September 9th. Get down to your nearest independent record store, people.

All tour dates below.

Saturday, September 3 – End of the Road Festival, Salisbury, UK
Tuesday, September 6 – The Old Blue Last, London, UK
Wednesday, September 7 - Sister Ray Ace Hotel Instore, London, UK
September 15 – Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY$ SOLD OUT 
Stember 16 – Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY$
Tuesday, September 13 – Ram’s Head Live – Baltimore, MD% SOLD OUT
Saturday, September 17 – The Sinclair – Boston, MA$ SOLD OUT
Sunday, September 18 – Bar le Ritz PDB, Montreal, QC$
Monday, September 19- Virgin Mobile Mod Club,Toronto, ON$
Wednesday, September 21 – El Club, Detroit, MI$
Thursday, September 22 – The Pygmalion Festival, Urbana, IL
Saturday, September 24 – MidPoint Music Festival, Cincinnati, OH
Sunday, September 25 – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland, OH$
Tuesday, September 27 – Majestic Theatre, Madison, WI$
Saturday, October 1 – Austin City Limits Festival, Austin, TX
Friday, October 7 – The National, Richmond, VA

% w/ Frightened Rabbit
$ w/ Car Seat Headrest

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Watch (please) : Lucy Dacus Performing On CBS This Morning's "Saturday Sessions"

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"I Don't Wanna Be Funny Anymore"



"Strange Torpedo"



"Troublemaker Doppleganger"

As tipped in this space the other day, Lucy Dacus and band made their national TV debut early Saturday AM on "CBS This Morning"'s "Saturday Sessions" segment. All 3 songs can be found on Lucy's debut album, 'No Burden', available for streaming or download at this very moment but is also available for preorder on LP and CD from the Matador Store. The physical versions are out September 9 and said preorders come with a signed poster (see below).

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Lucy Dacus on tour :

August 4-August 6- Doe Bay Resort and Retreat, Olga, WA
Sunday, August 7 – Tractor Tavern, Seattle, WA
Monday, August 8 – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR ^
Wednesday, August 10 – Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco, CA
Thursday, August 11 – The Echo, Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, August 13 – The Casbah, San Diego, CA
Sunday, August 14- Valley Bar, Phoenix, AZ
Tuesday, August 16 – Stubb’s Bar-B-Q, Austin, TX
Wednesday, August 17- Three Links, Dallas, TX
Friday, August 19 – The Basement, Nashville, TN
Saturday, August 20 – The Masquerade – Purgatory, Atlanta, GA
Saturday, September 3 – End of the Road Festival, Salisbury, UK
Tuesday, September 6 – The Old Blue Last, London, UK
September 15 - Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY$ SOLD OUT
Stember 16 - Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY$
Tuesday, September 13 – Ram’s Head Live – Baltimore, MD% SOLD OUT
Saturday, September 17 – The Sinclair – Boston, MA$ SOLD OUT
Sunday, September 18 – Bar le Ritz PDB, Montreal, QC$
Monday, September 19- Virgin Mobile Mod Club,Toronto, ON$
Wednesday, September 21 – El Club, Detroit, MI$
Thursday, September 22 – The Pygmalion Festival, Urbana, IL
Saturday, September 24 – MidPoint Music Festival, Cincinnati, OH
Sunday, September 25 – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland, OH$
Tuesday, September 27 – Majestic Theatre, Madison, WI$
Saturday, October 1 – Austin City Limits Festival, Austin, TX
Friday, October 7 - The National, Richmond, VA

^ w/ Julien Baker
% w/ Frightened Rabbit
$ w/ Car Seat Headrest

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Lucy Dacus Signs To Matador ; 'No Burden' Available Now (And Later)



Videography by Joseph McCormick and Henry Sho Kellam

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(photo by Dustin Condren)
“An uncommonly warm indie rock record. Lead guitar lines pour in like slow columns of sunlight, and Dacus' voice itself is a comforting blur.” - Brad Nelson, Pitchfork

"Hyper-aware missives from a friend whose mind is always whirling ----disarmingly open indie rock songs, with plainspoken lyrics that hit even harder thanks to her soft, sturdy alto.” - Maura Johnson, Rolling Stone

"Her songs roll over you like waves, the matter-of-fact, plaintive delivery serving as a vessel for examining where things all went wrong and how to make them right again.” - James Rettig, Stereogum

“A brave lyricist whose sensual expression of catharsis will stay with you long after you’ve finished with this record... an amazing breath of fresh air in an otherwise overwrought genre.” - Annalise Domenighini, Noisey

We're very pleased to announce the signing of Richmond, VA singer-songwriter Lucy Dacus to Matador. Lucy's debut album, the Collin Pastore produced 'No Burden', released earlier this year by Egg Hunt, is now available digitally via Matador and all the download and streaming services you'd expect ; a re-release of 'No Burden' on LP and compact disc will be in stores September 9 with preorders available starting today.

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Recorded in Nashville last autumn with guitarist/bandmate Jacob Blizard, 'No Burden' is as arresting, direct and quick-witted as any debut we've stumbled across ; that the 21 year-old Dacus' poetic chops are more than matched by a killer vocal performance (and later down the line, by a ridiculously locked-in live band) has just a bit to do with why 'No Burden' blasted thru it's first pressing in the blink of an eye. After a ton of US touring in 2016 including dates in support of Houndmouth, Kurt Vile and Julien Baker, Lucy hits the road again this summer and fall, including July dates opening for The Decemberists, Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits appearances, a UK debut at the End Of The Road Festival and September shows in support of Car Seat Headrest (see below) :

TOUR DATES:
Monday, July 11- Meijer Gardens Amphitheater Grand Rapids, MI*
Tuesday, July 12 - Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor, MI*
Sunday, July 17 - Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA
Tuesday, July 19 - Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia, PA
Thursday, July 21 - The Ballroom at the Outer Space, Hamden, CT
Tuesday, July 26 - The Basement, Columbus, OH
Wednesday, July 27 - Thalia Hall, Chicago, IL
Thursday, July 28 - Lollapalooza, Chicago, IL SOLD OUT
August 4-August 6- Doe Bay Resort and Retreat, Olga, WA
Sunday, August 7 - Tractor Tavern, Seattle, WA
Monday, August 8 - Mississippi Studios - Portland, OR ^
Wednesday, August 10 - Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco, CA
Thursday, August 11 - The Echo, Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, August 13 - The Casbah, San Diego, CA
Sunday, August 14- Valley Bar, Phoenix, AZ
Tuesday, August 16 - Stubb’s Bar-B-Q, Austin, TX
Wednesday, August 17- Three Links, Dallas, TX
Friday, August 19 - The Basement, Nashville, TN
Saturday, August 20 - The Masquerade - Purgatory, Atlanta, GA
Saturday, September 3 - End of the Road Festival, Salisbury, UK
Tuesday, September 6 - The Old Blue Last, London, UK
Tuesday, September 13 - Ram’s Head Live - Baltimore, MD%
Saturday, September 17 - The Sinclair - Boston, MA
Sunday, September 18 - Bar le Ritz PDB, Montreal, QC$
Monday, September 19- Virgin Mobile Mod Club,Toronto, ON$
Wednesday, September 21 - El Club, Detroit, MI$
Thursday, September 22 - The Pygmalion Festival, Urbana, IL
Saturday, September 24 - MidPoint Music Festival, Cincinnati, OH
Sunday, September 25 - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland, OH$
Tuesday, September 27 - Majestic Theatre, Madison, WI$
Saturday, October, 1 - Austin City Limits Festival, Austin, TX

* w/ The Decemberists
^ w/ Julien Baker
% w/ Frightened Rabbit
$ w/ Car Seat Headrest

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