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Algiers Spring / Summer 2018 North American Tour

(Photo Credit: Joe Dilworth)

Continuing to tour across the globe following the strength of their 2017 sophomore LP The Underside of Power, Algiers has announced Spring and Summer 2018 dates across the United States. The 21 date tour includes headlining spots, support of Curtis Harding and Priests respectively, and a slot at Sasquatch Festival next weekend.

Algiers on Tour
Tuesday, May 22 The Aquarium, Fargo ND
Thursday, May 24 Ten Spoon Winery, Missoula MT
Saturday, May 26 Sasquatch Festival, George WA
Sunday, May 27 Doug Fir Lounge, Portland OR *
Tuesday, May 29 The New Parish, Oakland CA *
Wednesday, May 30 Catalyst Atrium, Santa Cruz CA *
Friday, June 1 El Rey, Los Angeles CA *
Saturday, June 2 The Casbah, San Diego CA *
Monday, June 4 Cans, Tucson AZ
Saturday, June 9 Ribfest, Chicago IL
Friday, June 15 The Pilot Light, Knoxville TN
Sunday, June 17 The Southern, Charlottesville VA
Thursday, June 21 Happy Dog, Cleveland OH
Friday, June 22 Blockhouse Bar, Bloomington IN
Saturday, June 23 Sinkhole, St. Louis MO
Sunday, June 24 Pyramid Scheme, Grand Rapids MI ^
Tuesday, June 26 High Watt, Nashville TN
Wednesday, June 27 Neighborhood Theater, Charlotte NC
Thursday, June 28 The Black Cat, Washington DC
Friday, June 29 Sound Hole, Philadelphia PA
Saturday, June 30 Friendly Gathering, Waitsfield VT
Sunday, July 1 Elsewhere (Zone One), Brooklyn NY

* w/ Curtis Harding
^ w/ Priests

Algiers Online

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - 'Sparkle Hard' Out Today, New Events In Seattle, L.A.

(photo by James Rexroad)

After a wait some might describe as "interminable", or perhaps even "long", 'Sparkle Hard', the latest & greatest album from Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks is now available to purchase or download.   If you're in the Seattle area this coming Tuesday, consider making your way to KEXP's Gathering Space at noon AND NOT SIMPLY BECAUSE IT'S A LOVELY SPACE FOR GATHERING(S).

Following the unfortunate cancellation of July's FYF Festival in Los Angeles, the Jicks have added a show at LA's Roxy on July 19. Tickets go on sale today at 10am pacific time.

('Sparkle Hard - The Supercut' - directed by Brook Linder)

order / stream 'Sparkle Hard'

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks on tour :

Friday, June 1 Turf Club, St. Paul MN (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, June 2 The Back Room at Colectivo, Milwaukee WI
Sunday, June 3 Thalia Hall, Chicago IL

Tuesday, June 5 Ace of Cups, Columbus OH (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, June 6 Rex Theater, Pittsburgh PA

Thursday, June 7 Grog Shop, Cleveland OH

Friday, June 8 Magic Stick, Detroit MI
Saturday, June 9 Lee’s Palace, Toronto ON (SOLD OUT)
Monday, June 11 Theatre Fairmount, Montreal QC
Tuesday, June 12 The Sinclair, Cambridge MA (SOLD OUT)
Thursday, June 14 Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY (SOLD OUT)
Friday, June 15 Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, June 16 Theatre of Living Arts, Philadelphia PA
Sunday, June 17 Black Cat, Washington DC
Tuesday, June 19 Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro NC
Wednesday, June 20 The Georgia Theatre, Athens GA
Thursday, June 21 Mercy Lounge, Nashville TN
Friday, June 22 Zanzabar, Louisville KY
Saturday, June 23 The Woodward Theater, Cincinnati OH
Tuesday, July 17 Mystic Theatre, Petaluma CA
Wednesday, July 18 Slim’s, San Francisco CA
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
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 :


Listen: Snail Mail, "Let's Find An Out," Signed "Lush" Test Pressing Giveaway

(photo by Michael Lavine)

Snail Mail's debut album Lush is here in only a few weeks, and following the two singles "Pristine" and "Heat Wave" Lindsey Jordan has released a third track from the LP, "Let's Find An Out."

Stream "Let's Find An Out" here.

Lindsey Jordan is also signing and giving away two Lush test pressings, one American and one European version, to two lucky customers who pre-order the record. You'll be automatically entered to win by purchasing here in the U.S. or here if you're in The U.K. / EU.

See Snail Mail's tour schedule throughout the the summer below, including  newly announced dates in Europe, and at The Dome at Tufnell Park in London on Thursday, October 25th.

Snail Mail on Tour
Saturday, May 19th Gold Sounds 2018, Leeds UK
Sunday, May 20th Gullivers, Manchester UK
Monday, May 21st Louisiana, Bristol UK
Wednesday, May 23rd Witloof Bar, Brussels BE
Thursday, May 24th  Vera Groningen NL
Saturday, May 26th London Calling, Amsterdam NL
Tuesday, June 5 State Theater, Portland ME *
Wednesday, June 6 College Street Music Hall, New Haven CT *
Thursday, June 7 Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY
Saturday, June 9 Asbury Park Brewing, Asbury Park NJ
Tuesday, June 12 Black Cat, Washington D.C.
Wednesday, June 13 Cattivo, Pittsburgh PA
Thursday, June 14 Velvet Underground, Toronto ON
Friday, June 15 Deluxx Fluxx, Detroit MI
Saturday, June 16 Subterranean, Chicago IL
Sunday, June 17 7th St. Entry, Minneapolis MN
Monday, June 18 Vaudeville Mews, Des Moines IA
Wednesday, June 20 Larimer Lounge, Denver CO
Friday, June 22 Funky Taco, Boise ID
Saturday, June 23 The Crocodile, Seattle WA
Sunday, June 24 Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver BC
Monday, June 25 Holocene, Portland OR
Wednesday, June 27 Starline Social Club, Oakland CA
Thursday, June 28 Swedish American Hall, San Francisco CA
Friday, June 29 The Cellar Door, Visalia CA
Saturday, June 30 Bootleg Theater, Los Angeles CA
Sunday, July 1 Bootleg Theater, Los Angeles CA
Tuesday, July 3 Pub Rock Live, Scottsdale AZ
Friday, July 6 Three Links, Dallas TX
Saturday, July 7 George’s Majestic Lounge, Fayetteville AR
Monday, July 9 Drunken Unicorn, Atlanta GA
Tuesday, July 10 The Pinhook, Durham NC
Wednesday, July 11 Strange Matter, Richmond VA
Thursday, July 12 Parkway Theatre, Baltimore MD
Saturday, July 14 Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA
Sunday, July 15 The Sinclair, Cambridge MA
Monday, July 16 L’Escogriffe Bar Spectacle, Montreal QC
Tuesday, July 17 ArtsRiot, Burlington VT
Tuesday, July 24 Ace of Cups, Columbus OH
Wednesday, July 25 Zanzabar, Louisville KY
Thursday, July 26 The Bishop, Bloomington IN
Friday, July 27 The Pyramid Scheme, Grand Rapids MI
Sunday, July 29 Beachland Tavern, Cleveland OH
Friday, August 17 Green Man Festival, Cardiff UK
Monday, August 20 Antwerp OLT, Antwerp BE
Wednesday, August 22 Conges Annules, Luxembourg
Thursday, August 23 Bad Bonn, Dudingen CH
Tuesday, August 28 Perfect Sounds Forever, Bergen NO
Friday, August 31 Misty Fields Festival, Heusden NL
Sunday, September 2 End of the Road Festival, Salisbury UK
Thursday, October 25 The Dome at Tufnell Park, London UK

* w/ Belle & Sebastian
Snail Mail online:

Yo La Tengo - New US Dates In September

(pic : GODLIS)

Currently laying waste to Europe (well, entertaining major portions, anyway), Yo La Tengo have added additional U.S. shows in support of 'There's A Riot Going On' kicking off September 11 in Providence, RI. If you're sick to death of paying exorbitant ticket fees, just demand to get on the guest list like you work for a record company. WOAH, DID I SAY THAT OUT LOUD? What I really meant is, local venues and kindly record shops are selling physical tickets sans service charge (see below).

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

Tuesday, September 11 Columbus Theater, Providence RI
Presale password: youarehere
No fee tickets available at venue box office

Wednesday, September 12 Kingston BSP, Kingston NY
Presale password: RIOT
No fee tickets : Outdated Café, Rocket Number Nine Records, Jacks Rhythms, Woodstock Music Shop, Dark Side Records – all cash only

Thursday, September 13 The Asbury, Buffalo NY
No fee tickets available at venue box office

Friday, September 14 The Majestic, Detroit MI
No fee tickets available at venue box office and UHF Records

Saturday, September 15 Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland OH
No fee tickets available at venue box office

Monday, September 17 Delmar Hall, St. Louis MO
Presale password: Jersey
No fee tickets available at venue box office

Tuesday, September 18 The Lyric, Oxford MI
No fee tickets available at End of All Music

Thursday, September 20 Granada Theater, Dallas TX
Presale password: RIOT
No fee tickets available at Good Records

Friday, September 21 Paper Tiger, San Antonio TX
No fee tickets available at Rumble (bar adjacent to venue)

Saturday, September 22 White Oak Music Hall, Houston TX
No fee tickets available at Cactus Music

Sunday, September 23 Mohawk, Austin TX
No fee tickets available at End of an Ear, Waterloo Records

previously announced tour dates :

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 (SOLD OUT)
June 2 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
June 3 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
June 5 - San Francisco, CA - Fillmore Theater
June 6 - San Francisco, CA - Fillmore Theater
June 8 - Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
June 9 - Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, June 10 Pappy & Harriet’s, Pioneertown, CA
Thursday, June 28 Rocks Off Concert Cruise, New York NY
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
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

Liz Phair - Amps On The Lawn Tour, Autumn 2018

(photo by Elizabeth Weinberg)

In the wake of the wildly well-received 'Girlysound To Guyville' box set release and reissue of 'Exile In Guyville', Liz Phair is playing North American dates this September and October (see below). All (non-festival) shows go on sale this Friday at 10am local time, however there's a presale tomorrow at 10am (CODE : AMPS) and another on Thursday at 10am (CODE : ONTHELAWN).

Thursday, September 6 Variety Playhouse, Atlanta GA
Friday, September 7 Saturn, Birmingham AL
Saturday, Septemer 8, Hopscotch Festival, Raleigh NC
Monday, September 10 Headliners Music Hall, Louisville KY
Tuesday, September 11 Beachland Ballroom & Tavern, Cleveland OH
Thursday, September 13 Majestic Theater, Detroit MI
Saturday, September 15 First Avenue, Minneapolis MN
Tuesday, September 18 The Showbox, Seattle WA
Wednesday, September 19 Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR
Thursday, September 20 The Fillmore, San Francisco CA
Friday, September 21 The Theater at The Ace Hotel, Los Angeles CA
Monday, September 24 Belly Up, Solana Beach CA
Tuesday, September 25 The Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix AZ
Thursday, September 27 Mohawk, Austin TX
Friday, September 28 Granada Theater, Dallas TX
Saturday, September 29 Ohana Music and Arts Festival, Dana Point CA
Monday, October 1 Exit/In, Nashville TN
Tuesday, October 2 20th Century Theater, Cincinnati OH
Wednesday, October 3 9:30 Club, Washington DC
Friday, October 5 Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA
Saturday, October 6 Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn NY
Monday, October 8 Royale, Boston MA
Tuesday, October 9 Corona Theatre, Montreal QC
Wednesday, October 10 Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto ON
Friday, October 12 Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee WI

stream/purchase 'Exile In Guyville' on LP or CD

Previously announced 'Girly Sound To Guyville' Tour Dates
Thursday, May 31 Masonic Lodge, Los Angeles CA [SOLD OUT]
Friday, June 1 Swedish American Hall, San Francisco CA [SOLD OUT]
Saturday, June 2 The Crocodile, Seattle WA [SOLD OUT]
Monday, June 4 Turf Club, St. Paul MN * [SOLD OUT]
Wednesday, June 6 The Sinclair, Boston MA * [SOLD OUT]
Thursday, June 7 National Sawdust, Brooklyn NY * [SOLD OUT]
Friday, June 8 Wichita Riverfest, Wichita, KS
Saturday, June 9 Empty Bottle, Chicago IL * [SOLD OUT]

* support from Soccer Mommy

Liz Phair Online
Matador Artist Page

VIDEO : Car Seat Headrest - "Bodys" (From "The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon")

Following an instantly sold-out show at Brooklyn's Market Hotel, the expanded Car Seat Headrest lineup returned to NBC's "The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon" Wednesday evening for a performance of "Bodys" from 'Twin Fantasy'.

In the wake of FYF Fest's cancellation, Car Seat Headrest have added a sbow at Los Angeles' Wiltern Theater on July 20. Tickets are on sale today at 10 am pacific time.

stream/order 'Twin Fantasy'

Car Seat Headrest On Tour

Wednesday, May 16 Olympia Theatre Dublin, Ireland
Friday, May 18 O2 ABC Glasgow, UK
Saturday, May 19 Invisible Wind Factory Liverpool, UK
Monday, May 21 Junction 2 Cambridge UK
Tuesday, May 22 SWX Bristol, UK
Wednesday, May 23 Roundhouse London, UK
Friday, May 25 Ancienne Belgique Brussels, Belgium
Saturday, May 26 Le Trabendo Paris, France
Monday, May 28 Paradiso Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tuesday, May 29 Kantine Cologne, Germany
Wednesday, May 30 Uebel & Gefahrlich Hamburg, Germany
Thursday, May 31 Festsaal Kreuzberg Berlin, Germany
Saturday, June 2, Primavera Sound Barcelona, Spain
Saturday, July 7 80/35 Festival Des Moines, IA
Monday, July 9 Festival d'Ete International De Quebec Quebec City, QC Friday, July 13 The Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, BC
Saturday, July 14 Timber Outdoor Music Festival, Carnation WA
Sunday, July 15 Crystal Ballroom Portland, OR
Tuesday, July 17 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA SOLD OUT
Wednesday, July 18 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA
Saturday, July 20 Wiltern Theater, Los Angeles CA
Sunday, July 22 Bunkhouse Saloon Las Vegas, CA SOLD OUT
Monday, July 23 191 Toole Tuscon, AZ
Tuesday, July 24 The Van Buren Phoenix, AZ
Friday, July 27 Fox Theatre Boulder, CO
Saturday, July 28 Gothic Theatre Englewood, CO
Monday, July 30 Urban Lounge Salt Lake City, UT
Wednesday, September 5 First Avenue Minneapolis MN
Thursday, September 6 Majestic Theatre Madison WI
Friday, September 7 Vic Theatre Chicago IL
Saturday, September 8 Majestic Theatre Detroit MI
Sunday, September 9 Newport Music Hall Columbus OH
Tuesday, September 11 The Danforth Music Hall Toronto ON
Wednesday, September 12 Corona Theatre Montreal, QC
Thursday, September 13 Royale Boston, MA
Friday, September 14 Brooklyn Steel Brooklyn, NY
Saturday, September 15 Brooklyn Steel Brooklyn, NY
Tuesday, September 18 Union Transfer Philadelphia, PA
Wednesday, September 19 9:30 Club Washington, D.C.
Friday, September 21 Cat's Cradle Carrboro, NC
Saturday, September 22 Orange Peel Asheville NC
Monday, September 24 Variety Playhouse Atlanta GA
Thursday, September 27 Delmar Hall St. Louis, MO
Friday, September 28 Crossroads Kansas City, MO
Saturday, November 10 Rolling Stone Weekender Weissenhauser Strand, DE
Saturday, November 17 Rolling Stone Park Rust, DE

Car Seat Headrest Online

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