Attentive readers will remember that a few weeks ago I promised more details on a mysterious opportunity to once again here Kurt Vile strut his stuff on hometown station WXPN. The time for more details, and strutting, has arrived. TONIGHT, at 9:25PM EDT, Kurt will take to the stage at World Cafe Live to play a special solo set as part of the annual Non-Commvention (Where the AAA Radio Elite Meet to Get Hammered). If you find yourself unlucky enough to not be employed in the field of non-commercial radio (which, all kidding aside, is a pretty great field, as fields go), I encourage you to visit xpn.org or 88.5FM in the City of #BROLO (as the kids say), and give KV your full attention.
Pitchfork are hosting an Adavance listen of Majical Cloudz LP ‘Impersonator‘ a week ahead of its North American release (out May 27 elsewhere). Dig in and immerse yourself into this album, which Stereogum calls “equally heartwrenching and deeply unnerving..a walloping listen” – if you added the word essential to those adjectives, we’d have to agree.
5/17-19 Orange Blossom Special Festival Beverungen DM
5/20 Bitterzoet Amsterdam NL
5/22 The Ruby Lounge Manchester UK
5/23 Dingwalls London, UK
5/24 Instant Chavires, Paris FR
5/26 Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona ES
5/27 Le Romandie Lausanne, Switzerland
5/28 Jubez Karlsruhe, Germany
5/30 Locomotiv, Bologna IT
5/31 Kino, Ebensee AT
6/01 Pilot, Prague CZ
6/02 Festaal Kruezberg, Berlin DE
6/19 Bootleg Theater Los Angeles CA
6/20 The Independent San Francisco CA
6/21 Mississippi Studios Portland OR
6/22 The Crocodile Seattle WA
6/27 The Sinclair Cambridge, MA
6/28 Bowery Ballroom New York NY
7/12 Empty Bottle Chicago, IL
Never slowing down, Ceremony are poised to play a number of West Coast dates in May and June. Don’t miss them.
The dates include a special show at 924 Gilman St, of which the band writes on their website:
So it’s been over a year since we last played our home, 924 Gilman Street, which is (we’re told) the longest our band has ever gone since we began. We seek to rectify this with a very unique and experimental idea: A Five Dollar Punk Show. We’ll be joined on the bill by four kindred spirits; NO STATIK, SECRET PEOPLE,FACE THE RAIL and CAGED ANIMAL and we hope you will join us too. Friday May 17th at 7:30pm. All ages, naturally. No advance tickets or any of that bullshit, just show up. Let’s hang out.
Monday 03 La Jolla, CA Che Cafe Collective (UC San Diego)
Tuesday 04 Phoenix, AZ Rhythm Room
Wednesday 05 Anaheim, CA Chain Reaction
Thursday 06 Los Angeles, ES The Echoplex
Friday 07 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst Atrium
Grab Ceremony’s 2012 release, Zoo, at the Matastore and watch the video for “Adult” below:
In just minutes, Kurt Vile and The Violators will be playing live on Seattle’s KEXP before their sold-out show tonight at Neumo’s. The session starts at 5:00PM EDT/2:00PM EDT, and can be heard at 90.3FM or KEXP.org. Tune in!
Today’s webcast isn’t the only chance far-flung fans have to partake in Savages live goodness. Today KXLU’s Part Time Punks will be debuting a live session the band recorded in LA last month. Tune in from 3pm to 6pm Pacific (6pm to 9pm Eastern) for all the Savages action you love, plus a pretty snazzy radio show in general. Online listeners can listen at KXLU.com, and Angelenos can point their tuning apparatus to 88.9FM.