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Spoon - 2018 European Dates, Pitchfork Live Replay Of 11/29 Brooklyn Steel Show



Earlier today, Spoon confirmed a short run of shows in the UK, France and Germany for next June ; dates in question are in bold below, tickets are on sale Monday. In addition, last Wednesday's sold out show from Brooklyn Steel can now be viewed on demand, courtesy Pitchfork Live.




Tour Dates
:

Friday, December 8 Egyptian Room at Old National Centre, Indianapolis IN
Saturday, December 30 9:30 Club, Washington DC
Sunday, December 31 9:30 Club, Washington DC
Friday, January 12 Showbox Seattle, WA&
Saturday, January 13 McDonald Theater Eugene, OR&
Monday, January 15 Jam Cellars Napa, CA&
Wednesday, January 17 The Masonic San Francisco, CA&
Thursday, January 18 Arlington Theater Santa Barbara, CA&
Saturday January 20 Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, NV&
Saturday, March 3 One Big Holiday Punta Cana DR
Thursday, March 15 La Trastienda MVD Montevideo, UY
Friday, March 16 Lollapalooza Argentina Buenos Aires AR
Saturday, March 17 Lollapalooza Chile Santiago CL
Friday, March 23 Lollapalooza Brazil Sao Paulo BR
Sunday, June 3rd - Brudenell Social Club - Leeds, UK
Monday, June 4 Forbidden Fruit Festival Dublin IE
Wednesday, June 6th - Alhambra - Paris, FR
Thursday, June 7th - Manufaktur - Schorndorf, DE
Friday, June 8th - Funkhaus - Berlin, DE
Saturday, June 9th - Taubchenthal - Leipzig, DE


+ w/ Ron Gallo
& w/ White Reaper

Stream or order 'Hot Thoughts'

Spoon online :

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VIDEO - Belle and Sebastian - "I'll Be Your Pilot", 'How To Solve Our Human Problems', EP1 Out Today







Belle and Sebastian release the first installment of their new triumvirate of EPs today (December 8), 'How To Solve Our Human Problems'. You can stream the five-track EP in full HERE, including recent single “We Were Beautiful.”

Alongside the release, Tidal are presenting a new video for “I'll Be Your Pilot,” the latest single taken from the EP series, as a special, weeklong exclusive. A 60-second trailer of the video is embeddable HERE, and the full version is viewable exclusively on Tidal HERE.

Directed by Michael Sherrington, the gently poetic video corresponds with the signature B&S artwork that accompanies the EPs, with a simple yet moving collage of individuals that echoes the spectrum of human emotion.

9The 3x12" 'How To Solve Our Human Problem' boxset is available with two different purchase options ; you can buy the set as a subscription which will ship an EP to your door each month, starting with the first EP today, the second EP on January 19th and the third EP and box + poster on Febraury 16th.)


OR you can buy the 3x12" boxset as a complete set, which will ship to arrive on February 16th, 2018.
Alternatively, you may purchase a CD compilation of the 3 EPs, which will also ship to arrive on February 16th, 2018.


The 3 EPs are also available individually, without the boxset and poster, on each of the dates listed above. You can buy EP 1 HERE, EP 2 HERE and EP 3 HERE.

(UK orders
EU orders)

Tour Dates :



Mon – 05-Feb – Belgium, Antwerp, De Roma
Tue – 06-Feb – France, Strasbourg, La Laiterie
Wed – 07-Feb – France, Paris, Salle Pleyel
Fri – 09-Feb – France, Nantes, Stereolox
Sun – 11-Feb – Luxembourg, Rockhal
Mon – 12-Feb – Switzerland, Zurich, X tra limmathaus
Tue – 13-Feb – Italy, Milan, Fabrique
Wed – 14-Feb – Italy, Bologna, Estragon
Fri – 16-Feb – Germany, Munich, Muffathalle
Sat – 17-Feb – Germany, Berlin, Admiralspalast
Sun – 18-Feb – Germany, Frankfurt, Batschkapp
Mon – 19-Feb – Netherlands, Amsterdam, Carre
Wed – 21-Feb – Denmark, Copenhagen, DK Studio 1
Thu – 22-Feb – Sweden, Stockholm, Munchen Brewery
Fri – 23-Feb – Norway, Oslo, Sentrum Scene
Sat – 24-Feb – Sweden, Gothenburg, Studios
Tue – 06-Mar – UK, Cornwall Truro Hall
Thu – 08-Mar – Wales, Cardiff, Millenium Centre
Fri – 09-Mar – Wales, Aberystwyth, Arts Centre
Sat – 10-Mar – UK, Nottingham Rock City
Mon – 12-Mar – UK, Manchester Bridgewater Hall
Tue – 13-Mar – UK, Cambridge Corn Exchange
Thu – 15-Mar – UK, Brighton Dome
Fri – 16-Mar – UK, London Troxy
Sat – 17-Mar – UK, London Troxy
Mon – 19-Mar – UK, Liverpool Philharmonic
Tue – 20-Mar – UK, York Opera House
Thu – 22-Mar – UK, Gateshead Sage
Fri – 23-Mar – Scotland, Perth, Concert Hall
Sat – 24-Mar – Scotland, Edinburgh, Usher Hall
Mon – 26-Mar – Ireland, Dublin, Vicar St
Tue – 27-Mar – Ireland, Dublin, Vicar St

Belle and Sebastian online:
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WATCH: Tiny Desk: Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile



Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile have a lot to celebrate this year: Their LP Lotta Sea Lice has been featured on Best-Of lists from Rolling Stone, Consequence of Sound, Paste, Uproxx, Noisey, among others so far, and they've traveled North America together with their all-star group The Sea Lice. Today NPR released Courtney & Kurt's Tiny Desk Concert, which sees the duo leave the band behind in favor of a mirrored acoustic performance. The set features highlights from Lotta Sea Lice "Over Everything," "Continental Breakfast," "Blue Cheese," and "Let It Go." Watch the whole thing here:



Order/Stream ‘LOTTA SEA LICE’

KURT VILE ONLINE :

King Krule - Tiny Desk Concert



A couple weeks after delivering The OOZ to the world, King Krule dropped by the All Songs Considered offices in Washington D.C. to perform a stripped version of some of the new material. Several weeks and about 30 sold-out shows across the U.S. and Europe later, the video premieres today. Watch as Archy and the band manage to transform the sunny NPR office into a dingy South London pub with the tracks, "Midnight 01 (Deep Sea Diver), Lonely Blue, and a combination of "Logos" and "Sublunary."



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KING KRULE ON TOUR
Wednesday, December 6 Vega, Copenhagen DK *SOLD OUT*
Friday, December 8 Vasateatern, Stockholm SE *SOLD OUT*
Sunday, December 10 Welkweg, Amsterdam NE *SOLD OUT*
Monday, December 11 De Roma, Antwerp BE *SOLD OUT*
Wednesday, December 13 Academy, Dublin IE *SOLD OUT*
Thursday, December 14 Academy 2, Manchester UK *SOLD OUT*
Friday, December 15 SWG3, Glasgow UK *SOLD OUT*

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VIDEO(S) : Spoon - 3 Songs from "CBS This Morning : The Saturday Sessions"



It would be an exaggeration to say Spoon's last week in NYC represented some kind of huge multimedia takeover, but only a slight exaggeration. And if their record label cannot slightly exaggerate things and trumpet such achievements, WE'RE OUT OF A JOB and you certainly wouldn't wish that upon any of us during this holiday season. From Saturday's broadcast of "CBS This Morning", here's Spoon performing at an ungodly hour (OK, it was pre-taped) along with Britt and Rob being interviewed by the program's Anthony Mason.


"Do I Have To Talk You Into It"


"Can I Sit Next To You"


"Hot Thoughts"



Tour Dates
:

Friday, December 1 The Chance Theatre, Poughkeepsee NY
Sunday, December 3 Sherman Theatre, Stroudsberg PA
Tuesday, December 5 Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park NY
Wednesday, December 6 Higher Ground Ballroom, Burlington VT
Friday, December 8 Egyptian Room at Old National Centre, Indianapolis IN
Saturday, December 30 9:30 Club, Washington DC
Sunday, December 31 9:30 Club, Washington DC
Friday, January 12 Showbox Seattle, WA&
Saturday, January 13 McDonald Theater Eugene, OR&
Monday, January 15 Jam Cellars Napa, CA&
Wednesday, January 17 The Masonic San Francisco, CA&
Thursday, January 18 Arlington Theater Santa Barbara, CA&
Saturday January 20 Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, NV
&
Saturday, March 3 One Big Holiday Punta Cana DR
Thursday, March 15 La Trastienda MVD Montevideo, UY
Friday, March 16 Lollapalooza Argentina Buenos Aires AR
Saturday, March 17 Lollapalooza Chile Santiago CL
Friday, March 23 Lollapalooza Brazil Sao Paulo BR
Monday, June 4 Forbidden Fruit Festival Dublin IE

+ w/ Ron Gallo
& w/ White Reaper

Stream or order 'Hot Thoughts'

Spoon online :

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Instagram
Official Site

Spoon - "A Prairie Home Companion" & "CBS This Morning" Appearances, Saturday





As mentioned earlier this week, Spoon's omnipresence in the commercial and public broadcast realms continues tomorrow with an appearance on "CBS This Morning" (7am eastern), followed by a broadcast of "A Prairie Home Companion", live from NYC's Town Hall at 6pm eastern.

We've got 100 purple vinyl editions of 'Hot Thoughts' remaining at the Matador Store, so this might be your last chance to obtain one without being forced to pay an exorbitant sum elsewhere. For those unconcerned with such hoarding rituals, the black vinyl edition of said album-of-the-year contender is on sale now thru midnight tonight for 30% off.





Tour Dates :

Friday, December 1 The Chance Theatre, Poughkeepsee NY
Sunday, December 3 Sherman Theatre, Stroudsberg PA
Tuesday, December 5 Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park NY
Wednesday, December 6 Higher Ground Ballroom, Burlington VT
Friday, December 8 Egyptian Room at Old National Centre, Indianapolis IN
Saturday, December 30 9:30 Club, Washington DC
Sunday, December 31 9:30 Club, Washington DC
Friday, January 12 Showbox Seattle, WA&
Saturday, January 13 McDonald Theater Eugene, OR&
Monday, January 15 Jam Cellars Napa, CA&
Wednesday, January 17 The Masonic San Francisco, CA&
Thursday, January 18 Arlington Theater Santa Barbara, CA&
Saturday January 20 Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, NV
&
Saturday, March 3 One Big Holiday Punta Cana DR
Thursday, March 15 La Trastienda MVD Montevideo, UY
Friday, March 16 Lollapalooza Argentina Buenos Aires AR
Saturday, March 17 Lollapalooza Chile Santiago CL
Friday, March 23 Lollapalooza Brazil Sao Paulo BR
Monday, June 4 Forbidden Fruit Festival Dublin IE

+ w/ Ron Gallo
& w/ White Reaper

Stream or order 'Hot Thoughts'

Spoon online :

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Instagram
Official Site

Spoon - "Do I Have To Talk You Into It" on "The Tonight Show", Pitchfork Webcast From Brooklyn Steel Wednesday





Spoon performed "Do I Have To Talk You Into It" on Monday evening's telecast of NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon", kicking off a whirlwind week of NYC activity for the band. A two night, sold-out stand at Brooklyn Steel commences tonight with Wednesday's show the subject of a Pitchfork webcast. Spoon will be the featured guests on "CBS This Morning : The Saturday Sessions", December 2, and that very evening they'll be performing at Town Hall for Prairie Home Companion (airing live at 6pm eastern, with a replay on Sunday at noon eastern)

Tuesday, November 28 Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn NY (SOLD OUT)+
Wednesday, November 29 Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn NY (SOLD OUT)+
Friday, December 1 The Chance Theatre, Poughkeepsee NY
Sunday, December 3 Sherman Theatre, Stroudsberg PA
Tuesday, December 5 Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park NY
Wednesday, December 6 Higher Ground Ballroom, Burlington VT
Friday, December 8 Egyptian Room at Old National Centre, Indianapolis IN
Saturday, December 30 9:30 Club, Washington DC
Sunday, December 31 9:30 Club, Washington DC
Friday, January 12 Showbox Seattle, WA&
Saturday, January 13 McDonald Theater Eugene, OR&
Monday, January 15 Jam Cellars Napa, CA&
Wednesday, January 17 The Masonic San Francisco, CA&
Thursday, January 18 Arlington Theater Santa Barbara, CA&
Saturday January 20 Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, NV
&
Saturday, March 3 One Big Holiday Punta Cana DR
Thursday, March 15 La Trastienda MVD Montevideo, UY
Friday, March 16 Lollapalooza Argentina Buenos Aires AR
Saturday, March 17 Lollapalooza Chile Santiago CL
Friday, March 23 Lollapalooza Brazil Sao Paulo BR
Monday, June 4 Forbidden Fruit Festival Dublin IE

+ w/ Ron Gallo
& w/ White Reaper

Stream or order 'Hot Thoughts'

Spoon online :

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Instagram
Official Site

Yo La Tengo - 2018 North American Dates



(photo by Jacob Blickenstaff)

On the heels of selling out all 8 nights at NYC's Bowery Ballroom for their most-certainly-on-again Hanukkah Residency, Yo La Tengo have confirmed a long list of North American shows below (new gigs in bold). Much like the previously announced European tour, you are free to speculate whether or not these shows may or may not have something or other to do with new recordings that are typically played on turntables, compact disc machinery, car stereos, telephones, etc. Though we shall not confirm or deny anything of the sort, we are powerless (sadly) to stop you from wondering out loud just what's happening.

Tour Dates :

December 12 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom (Hannukah) - SOLD OUT
December 13 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom (Hannukah) - SOLD OUT
December 14 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom (Hannukah) - SOLD OUT
December 15 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom (Hannukah) - SOLD OUT
December 16 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom (Hannukah) - SOLD OUT
December 17 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom (Hannukah) - SOLD OUT
December 18 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom (Hannukah) - SOLD OUT
December 19 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom (Hannukah) - SOLD OUT
March 28 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue*
March 29 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall*
March 30 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall*
March 31 - Toronto, ON - Phoenix*
April 2 - Burlington, VT - Higher Ground *
April 3 - Boston, MA - Paradise*
April 4 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club*
April 6 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel*
April 7 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer *
April 8 - Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson*
April 10 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle*
April 11 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle*
April 12 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West*
April 13 - Nashville, TN - Basement East *
April 14 - Nashville, TN - Basement East*
April 28  Olympia Theatre, Dublin IE
April 29  SWG3, Glasgow UK
April 30 Manchester Academy 2, Manchester UK
May 1 Birmingham Town Hall, Birmingham UK
May 3 - Church Leeds, Leeds UK
May 4 - Royal Festival Hall, London UK
May 6 -  Paradiso, Amsterdam NL
May 7 - Heimathafen, Berlin DE
May 8 - Gloria Theatre, Cologne DE
May 9 - Munchner Kammerspiele, Munich DE
May 11 - Pogon Jedinstvo, Zagreb HR
May 12 - Dom Omladine, Belgrade RS
May 13 -  A38 Ship, Budapest HU
May 15 - Fabrique, Milan IT
May 16 -  Fri-Son, Fribourg CH
May 17 -  Manufaktur, Schorndorf DE
May 19 -  Le Cabaret Sauvage, Paris FR
May 20 -  Ancienne Belgique, Brussels BE
May 31 - Seattle, WA - Neptune Theater *
June 1 - Seattle, WA - Neptune Theater *
June 2 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom *
June 3 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom *
June 5 - San Francisco, CA - Fillmore Theater *
June 6 - San Francisco, CA - Fillmore Theater *
June 8 - Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom  *
June 9 - Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom *

* - public tickets on sale Friday, December 1


Yo La Tengo online :
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Algiers announce European tour dates for 2018



Despite Algiers being currently on the road, filling venues brimful with their firebrand sound and polemic appetite for change, they're already making plans for next year.

Next year the band will pass across the shadow of the old Iron Curtain, visiting Hungary, Slovenia, Bulgaria and Macedonia ontop of a massive seven dates in Germany, and more shows in Italy, Switzerland and France.

Algiers are set to play two dates at the Moth Club in Hackney, London, on the 28th and 29th of November - capping off a hard month of touring across the continent.

Full list of dates below for Europe 2018 - tickets available for all shows at Algiers Official site

Wed, Jan 24th - Strom - Munich, DE
Fri, Jan 26th - Mocvara - Zagreb, HR
Sat, Jan 27th - Pogon Kulture - Rijeka, HR
Mon, Jan 29th - A38 Ship - Budapest, HU
Tue, Jan 30th - B72 - Vienna, AT
Wed, Jan 31st - MENT Festival @ Kino Šiška - Ljubljana, SI
Thu, Feb 1st - Dom Omladine - Belgrade, RS
Fri, Feb 2nd - MKC Youth Culture Centre - Skopje, MK
Sat, Feb 3rd - Live Terminal 1 - Sofia, BG
Fri, Feb 9th - Mylos Club - Thessaloniki, GR
Sat, Feb 10th - Temple - Athens, GR
Wed, Feb 14th - Locomotiv Club - Bologna, IT
Thu, Feb 15th - Palace - St Gallen, CH
Sat, Feb 17th - La Rodia - Besancon, FR
Mon, Feb 19th - L'Aeronef (Club Room) - Lille, FR
Thu, Feb 22nd - Indi(e)stinction Festival @ Frank K - Reutlingen, DE
Fri, Feb 23rd - Artheater - Cologne, DE
Sat, Feb 24th - Brecht Festival - Augsburg, DE
Mon, Feb 26th - Zoom - Frankfurt, DE
Tue, Feb 27th - UT Connewitz - Leipzig, DE
Wed, Feb 28th - Nochtspeicher - Hamburg, DE

 

Tommy Keene, 1958-2017



Sending our condolences to the family, friends, musical comprades and fans of Tommy Keene, who passed away earlier this week. Tommy was one of the finest songwriters of his generation or any other, a killer guitarist and most importantly, a fantastic guy whose brought wit, humility and joy for life to every encounter. Whether you knew him thru his early membership in Washington DC's The Razz, his solo spell as a WHFS staple in the 1980's, his subsequent recordings for the Dolphin, Geffen and Matador labels, his tenures as a sideman or collaborator to Paul Westerberg, Robert Pollard, Sally Crewe, Adam Schmitt and Velvet Crush, or his more recent series of amazing releases for the Second Motion imprint, you know we're talking about an irreplaceable talent.

Iceage announce May 2018 UK and European dates



Photo by Christian Friedländer

Iceage have stirred, and this morning have announced a batch of dates for May of 2018 in the UK and Europe.

Catch them steering wildly through their punk genre-spanning catalogue and into the next phase of their endless evolution at the following five dates:

Iceage will also be performing at next year's Eurosonic festival in January, and have confirmed a celebratory New Year's Eve show in Detroit at El Club - information can be found here

Friday, May 4th - Privat Club - Berlin, DE
Saturday, May 5th - Bitterzoet - Amsterdam, NL
Sunday, May 6th - La Nuit Botanique - Brussels, BE
Monday, May 7th - Petit Bain - Paris, FR
Tuesday, May 8th - Scala - London, UK



Iceage online:

Official Site
Facebook
Matador Artist Page

 

Matador 2017: 'It Can Only Get Worse' - Black Friday sale - 25% off all webstore items



Illustration by Marcellus Hall

In 2017 Matador has released records by Julien Baker, Spoon, Queens of The Stone Age, Algiers, Perfume Genius, Kurt Vile & Courtney Barnett, and through True Panther Sounds - King Krule

As we survey the year's smouldering wreckage from the brink, we invite you to celebrate, or forget, with us this holiday season.

Over the Black Friday period we will be offering 25% OFF all items across our US, UK & EU web-stores.

The sale begins at midnight on Wednesday, November 22nd and will run until midnight on Monday, November 27th.

The promotion excludes any item currently up for pre-order, and it's worth noting that some items may not be available on certain international purchases

Follow the link below and use the code on our webstore checkout for 25% off.

Matador Store

Checkout code: GETWORSE 

VIDEO: "The Way You Used To Do" (directed by Jonas Akerlund), Ellen Performance Announced

The music video for "The Way You Used To Do" is officially out worldwide today. This might be old news to you if you have an Apple Music account or are some kind of hacker where no paywalls can stop you.



Follow the band on YouTube HERE.

Buy/stream Villains HERE.

When the Jonas Akerlund-directed (and Josh Homme-dancedhisassoff) video was first released back in August, Villians had yet to be released. At this point the band has been around the world touring nonstop, and they don't have any plans to slow down. (I broke a sweat typing all the tour dates below, just imagine how they feel.)

In other news, Queens of the Stone Age will be back on television, this time appearing on Ellen on December 14th. Check your local listings for specific air times and get it on your calendar.

TOUR DATES (visit qotsa.com for ticket links - all dates below are currently on sale EXCEPT for Austin. Onsale for that date begins today at 10am local time.)
11/18/17 SSE Arena Wembley, London UK ~
11/19/17 Manchester Arena, Manchester UK (SOLD OUT) ~
11/21/17 The O2 Arena, London UK ~
11/23/17 Usher Hall, Edinburgh UK (SOLD OUT) ~
11/24/17 3Arena Dublin, IE (SOLD OUT) ~
12/02/17 WKQX The Nights We Stole XMAS, Chicago, IL (SOLD OUT)
12/03/17 93X Nutcracker, St. Paul, MN (SOLD OUT)
12/09/17 KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas, Los Angeles, CA (SOLD OUT)
1/22/18 Save On Foods Memorial Centre, Victoria BC #
1/24/18 Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, BC #
1/25/18 KeyArena at Seattle Center, Seattle, WA #
1/26/18 Rose Quarter – Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR #
1/27/18 Hult Center For the Performing Arts – Silva Concert Hall, Eugene, OR #
1/29/18 Selland Arena at Fresno Convention Center, Fresno, CA #
1/30/18 Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, CA #
2/1/18 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA *
2/16/18 The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas – The Chelsea, Las Vegas, NV
2/17/18 The Forum, Los Angeles, CA +
2/21/18 Movistar Arena, Santiago, Chile
2/25/18 Maracana, Rio De Janeiro, Brasil ^
2/27/18 Allianz Parque, Sao Paulo, Brasil ^
3/02/18 Pedreira Paulo Leminski, Curitiba, Brasil ^
3/04/18 Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre, Brasil ^
3/07/18 Velez, Buenos Aires, Argentina ^
3/10/18 Palacio de Los Deportes, Bogota, Colombia
3/17-18/18 Vive Latino, Mexico City, Mexico
3/21/18 The Observatory North Park, San Diego, CA (SOLD OUT)
3/22/18 The Observatory North Park, San Diego, CA (SOLD OUT)
3/28/18 The Republik, Honolulu, HI
4/24/18 Austin360 Amphitheater, Austin, TX ** on sale 11/17 at 10am local
4/25/18 The Pavilion at the Irving Music Factory, Irving, TX **
4/26/18 Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport, LA **
4/27/18 Saenger Theatre, New Orleans, LA **
4/27-29/18 Welcome to Rockville, Jacksonville, FL
5/1/18 Bayfront Park Amphitheater, Miami, FL **
5/2/18 Mahaffey Theater, Saint Petersburg, FL **
5/17/18 Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, AB +
5/18/18 Rogers Place, Edmonton, AB +
5/20/18 MTS Centre, Winnipeg, MB +
5/22/18 Breese Stevens Field, Madison, WI +
5/24/18 Budweiser Gardens, London, ON +
5/25/18 Rochester Dome Arena, Rochester, NY +
6/7-9/18 Northside Festival, Aarhus, Denmark
6/12/18 Bergenfest, Bergen, Norway
6/25/18 InMusic Festival, Zagreb, Croatia
7/12-14/18  Mad Cool Festival, Madrid, Spain
7/13/18 Nos Alive, Lisbon, Portual

^ w/ Foo Fighters
~
w/ Broncho
+ w/ Royal Blood
* w/ Ty Segall
** w/ Wolf Alice
# w/ Eagles of Death Metal

ONLINE 

Snail Mail Announces New March 2018 Dates




Snail Mail announced today new dates with London natives Shame, in Houston, New Orleans, and along the East Coast this upcoming March. Tickets are on sale this Friday at 10am EST. This tour follows an opening slot for Ex Hex in December, and Midwestern/Canadian dates early in 2018 with Lomelda and Ought, all of which are on sale now.

Friday, March 16, 2018 Walter’s Downtown, Houston TX *
Saturday, March 17, 2018 Hi Ho Lounge, New Orleans LA *
Sunday, March 18, 2018 The Masquerade, Atlanta GA *
Monday, March 19, 2018 The Mothlight, Asheville NC *
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro NC *
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 Ottobar, Baltimore MD *

* w/ Shame


Previously Announced:
Saturday, December 30, 2017 Black Cat, Washington D.C. !
Thursday, January 18, 2018 Big Room Bar, Columbus OH ^
Saturday, January 20, 2018 High Noon Saloon, Madison WI
Monday, January 22, 2018 Beachland Tavern, Cleveland OH ^
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 The Smiling Buddha, Toronto ON ^
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 The Loft at the Chanticleer, Ithaca NY ^
Thursday, January 25, 2018 The Great Scott, Allston MA ^
Friday, January 26, 2018 Baby’s All Right, Brooklyn NY ^
Saturday, January 27, 2018 PhilaMOCA, Philadelphia PA ^
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 Theatre Fairmount, Montreal QC #
Saturday, March 10, 2018 Off Broadway, St. Louis MO #
Sunday, March 11, 2018 The Riot Room, Kansas City MO #

! w/ Ex Hex
^ w/ Lomelda
# w/ Ought

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Yo La Tengo - 2018 European Dates

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(photo by Jacob Blickenstaff)


Yo La Tengo kick off an extensive European tour next April in Dublin. MIGHT THIS TOUR HAVE SOMETHING OR OTHER TO DO WITH NEW RECORDINGS? Maybe. Possibly. Who can really say for sure in confusing times such as these. Tickets go on sale 10am GMT this Friday (and that's a fact).

Saturday, April 28, 2018 Olympia Theatre, Dublin IE
Sunday, April 29, 2018 SWG3, Glasgow UK
Monday, April 30, 2018 Manchester Academy 2, Manchester UK
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 Birmingham Town Hall, Birmingham UK
Thursday, May 3, 2018 Church Leeds, Leeds UK
Friday, May 4, 2018 Royal Festival Hall, London UK
Sunday, May 6, 2018 Paradiso, Amsterdam NL
Monday, May 7, 2018 Heimathafen, Berlin DE
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 Gloria Theatre, Cologne DE
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Munchner Kammerspiele, Munich DE
Friday, May 11, 2018 Pogon Jedinstvo, Zagreb HR
Saturday, May 12, 2018 Dom Omladine, Belgrade RS
Sunday, May 13, 2018 A38 Ship, Budapest HU
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Fabrique, Milan IT
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Fri-Son, Fribourg CH
Thursday, May 17, 2018 Manufaktur, Schorndorf DE
Saturday, May 19, 2018 Le Cabaret Sauvage, Paris FR
Sunday, May 20, 2018 Ancienne Belgique, Brussels BE

Yo La Tengo online
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Queens of the Stone Age - North American Spring Tour



Hot off a headlining date at Madison Square Garden, Queens of the Stone Age are taking Europe by storm for the month of November. Josh Homme and company already have an enormous 2018 planned, beginning on the West Coast and playing in South America in February. Today, Queens announced Spring tour dates across the United States and Canada with openers Wolf Alice and Royal Blood.

Tickets are on sale this Friday at 10am local time.

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE ON TOUR
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - The Observatory, San Diego CA
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - The Observatory, San Diego CA
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - The Republik, Honolulu HI
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - Austin360 Amphitheater, Austin TX #&
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - The Pavilion, Irving TX #
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport LA #
Friday, April 27, 2018 - Saenger Theatre, New Orleans LA #
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - Bayfront Park Ampitheater, Miami FL #
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg FL #
Thursday, May 17, 2018 - Scotiabank Saddlebank, Calgary AB *
Friday, May 18, 2018 - Rogers Place, Edmonton AB *
Sunday, May 20, 2018 - MTS Centre, Winnipeg MB *
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - Breese Stevens Field, Madison WI *
Thursday, May 24, 2018 - Budweiser Gardens, London ON *
Friday, May 25, 2018 - Rochester Dome Arena, Rochester NY *


# w/ Wolf Alice
* w/ Royal Blood
& on sale Friday November 17th


Previously Announced Dates:
Monday, November 6th - Samsung Hall, Zurich, Switzerland
Tuesday, November 7th - AccorHotels Arena, Paris, France
Thursday, November 9th - König-Pilsener-Arena, Oberhausen, Germany
Friday, November 10th - Zenith, Munich, Germany
Saturday November 11th - Velodrom, Berlin, Germany
Sunday, November 12th - Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tuesday, November 14th - TAP1, Copenhagen, Denmark
Wednesday, November 15th - Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany
Thursday, November 16th - Sportspaleis, Antwerp, Belgium
Saturday, November 18th - Wembley SSE Arena, London, UK
Sunday, November 19th - Manchester Arena, Manchester, UK
Tuesday, November 21st - The 02, London, UK
Thursday, November 23rd - Usher Hall, Edinburgh, UK
Friday, November 24th - 3Arena, Dublin, Ireland
Monday, January 22, 2018 - Save On Foods Memorial Centre, Victoria BC $
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, BC $
Thursday, January 25, 2018 - KeyArena at Seattle Center, Seattle, WA $
Friday, January 26, 2018 - Rose Quarter – Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR $
Saturday, January 27, 2018 - Hult Center For the Performing Arts – Silva Concert Hall, Eugene, OR $
Monday, January 29, 2018 - Selland Arena at Fresno Convention Center, Fresno, CA $
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, CA $
Thursday, February 1, 2018 - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA #
Friday, February 16, 2018 - The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas – The Chelsea, Las Vegas, CA
Saturday, February 17, 2018 - The Forum, Los Angeles, CA *
Sunday, February 25 - Maracana Stadium, Rio De Janeiro !
Tuesday, February 27 - Allianz Parque, Sao Paolo !
Friday, March 2 - Pedreira Paulo Leminski, Curitiba !
Sunday, March 4 - Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre !
Wednesday, March 7 - Velez, Buenos Aires !

$ w/ Eagles of Death Metal
# w/ Ty Segall
* w/ Royal Blood
! w/ Foo Fighters


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Tonight : Courtney Barnett, Kurt Vile & The Sea Lice on "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert"




(photo by Katie Harkon)



Courtney Barnett, Kurt Vile & The Sea Lice make their (collaborative) national TV debut tonight at 11:35 pm (eastern) on CBS' "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert". Colbert's other guests tonight are Whoopi Goldberg and Katheryn Hahn. I remain hopeful the former will be asked to confirm or deny plans for a sequel to this 1996 classic, but experienced talk show hosts know how to do their jobs without further interference.

ORDER/STREAM 'LOTTA SEA LICE'

TOUR DATES

Friday, November 3 – Tower Theatre, Upper Darby, PA
Saturday, November 4 – Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA
Monday, November 6 – Loew's Jersey Theatre, Jersey City, NJ
Thursday, November 9 – Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN
Friday, November 10 – McFarlin Memorial Auditorium, Dallas, TX
Saturday, November 11 – ACL Live at the Moody Theater, Austin, TX (SOLD OUT)
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Snail Mail - Winter 2018 Tour Dates


Fresh off a North American tour with Beach Fossils, Snail Mail has announced a string of Winter dates, the first of what will be a very big 2018 for the group. The tour includes support from Lomelda on several shows, and a few dates with Montreal natives Ought. Tickets are on sale this Friday at 10am EST.

Thursday, January 18, 2018 Big Room Bar, Columbus OH ^
Saturday, January 20, 2018 High Noon Saloon, Madison WI
Monday, January 22, 2018 Beachland Tavern, Cleveland OH ^
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 The Smiling Buddha, Toronto ON ^
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 The Loft at the Chanticleer, Ithaca NY ^
Thursday, January 25, 2018 The Great Scott, Allston MA ^
Friday, January 26, 2018 Baby’s All Right, Brooklyn NY ^
Saturday, January 27, 2018 PhilaMOCA, Philadelphia PA ^
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 Theatre Fairmount, Montreal QC #
Saturday, March 10, 2018 Off Broadway, St. Louis MO #
Sunday, March 11, 2018 The Riot Room, Kansas City MO #

^ w/ Lomelda
# w/ Ought


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VIDEO : Julien Baker - Live on CBS This Morning

Last Saturday, the morning after headlining at a sold-out Town Hall, Julien Baker's performance on "CBS This Morning" was broadcast across the country. Baker performed three tracks from her new LP Turn Out The Lights, "Appointments", "Turn Out The Lights" and "Televangelist".







Julien Baker ends the North American leg of her tour tonight in Brooklyn at Rough Trade, where she will perform several songs and answer questions from fans. Next week Julien begins her UK/EU tour, then returns to the states at the end of November for dates with David Bazan and Half Waif.



TOUR DATES
Monday, October 30, Rough Trade NY, Brooklyn NY
Friday, November 03 Crossing Border Festival The Hague NL
Saturday, November 04 Ekko Utrecht NL
Monday, November 06 The Lantern Bristol UK
Tuesday, November 07 Brudenell Social Club Leeds UK
Wednesday, November 08 CCA Glasgow UK
Thursday, November 09 Whelans Dublin IE
Friday, November 10 Union Chapel London UK (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, November 12 Autumn Falls Brussels BE
Monday, November 13 Les Etoiles Paris FR
Tuesday, November 14 Heimathafen Neukolln Berlin DE
Wednesday, November 15 Uebel & Gefahrlich Hamburg DE
Thursday, November 16 New Fall Festival Düsseldorf DE
Friday, November 17 El Sol Madrid ES
Saturday, November 18 Theatro Circo Braga PT
Sunday, November 19 La De Apolo Barcelona ES
Wednesday, November 29 Bijou Theatre Knoxville TN *
Thursday, November 30 Marathon Music Works Nashville TN *
Friday, December 01 1884 Lounge at Minglewood Hall Memphis TN *
Saturday, December 02 Delmar Hall St. Louis MO +
Monday, December 04 Fox Theatre Boulder CO +
Wednesday, December 06 Top Hat Missoula MT +
Thursday, December 07 The Bartlett Spokane WA +
Friday, December 08 Neptune Theatre Seattle WA +
Saturday, December 09 Rickshaw Theatre Vancouver BC +
Sunday, December 10 Aladdin Theater Portland OR +
Tuesday, December 12 The Fillmore San Francisco CA +
Thursday, December 14 Palace Theatre Los Angeles CA +
Friday, December 15 The Irenic San Diego CA +
Saturday, December 16 The Crescent Ballroom Phoenix AZ +
Monday, December 18 Emo’s Austin TX +
Tuesday, December 19 The Heights Theater Houston TX +
Wednesday, December 20 The Kessler Theater Dallas TX +

+ Half Waif supports
* David Bazan supports

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Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile - "Sea Lice By The Seaside"

While in Los Angeles earlier this month celebrating the release of their collaborative LP Lotta Sea Lice, Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile live-streamed "Sea Lice By The Seaside", a performance of several tracks from the new album. The webcast, shot along the ocean-side of Malibu, features Courtney & Kurt joined by the all-star backing band they currently have out with them on their sold-out North American tour. Pitchfork has the entire stream posted on YouTube, watch below:



Tour Dates
Monday, October 30 – Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak, MI
Tuesday, October 31 – Massey Hall, Toronto, ON
Wednesday, November 1 – Beacon Theatre, New York, NY (SOLD OUT)
Friday, November 3 – Tower Theatre, Upper Darby, PA
Saturday, November 4 – Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA
Monday, November 6 – Loew's Jersey Theatre, Jersey City, NJ
Thursday, November 9 – Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN
Friday, November 10 – McFarlin Memorial Auditorium, Dallas, TX
Saturday, November 11 – ACL Live at the Moody Theater, Austin, TX (SOLD OUT)
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