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Steve Gunn - "Morning Is Mended" Video, New European Dates

This morning Steve Gunn has confirmed a new August/September European tour in support of the critically acclaimed 'The Unseen In Between', accompanied by Anton Coene's footage of the album's standout "Morning Is Mended", filmed in the former monestary, Caermersklooster.

STREAM/BUY The Unseen In Between

Steve Gunn on tour (new dates in bold)

Thursday, May 2 Neighborhood Theatre, Charlotte,NC**
Friday, May 3 Richmond Music Hall, Richmond,VA**
Saturday, May 4 Songbyrd, Washington DC**
Saturday, July 6 Pointu Festival, Corniche des Iles FR
July 11-14 Winnipeg Folk Festival, Winnipeg MB &
Wednesday, July 24 Port City Music Hall, Portland ME
Thursday, July 25 3S Artspace, Portsmouth NH
Saturday, July 27 ArtsRiot, Burlington VT
Sunday, July 28 Bar Le ‘Ritz’ P.D.B., Montreal QC
Tuesday, July 30 The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto ON
Wednesday, July 31 Club Cafe, Pittsburgh PA
Friday, August 2 Johnny Brenda’s Philadelphia PA
Saturday, August 3 The Bell House Outpost at Industry City, Brooklyn NY ^
Saturday, August 24 Merleyn, Nijmegen NL
Sunday, August 25 Cabaret Vert Festival, Charleville Mezieres FR
Monday, August 26 Patterns, Brighton UK
Tuesday, August 27 Bodega, Nottingham UK
Wednesday, August 28 Stereo, Glasgow UK
Thursday, August 29 Exchange, Bristol UK
Friday, August 30 End of the Road, Dorset UK
Saturday, August 31 OLT, Antwerp BE *

Sunday, September 1 Sidecar, Barcelona ES
Monday, September 2 Kafe Antzokia, Bilbao ES
Tuesday, September 3 Sala 0, Madrid ES
Wednesday, September 4 ZDB, Lisbon PT
Friday, September 6 Zonnehuis, Amsterdam NL
Saturday, September 7 Misty Fields, Asten-Heusden NL
Sunday, September 8 Brotfabrik, Frankfurt DE
Monday, September 9 Bumann & Sohn, Köln DE
Tuesday, September 10 Lido, Berlin DE
Wednesday, September 11 Trafo, DE

Thursday, September 12 Druckluft, Oberhausen DE
Friday, September 13 Helling, Utrecht NL
Saturday, September 14 Leffingeleuren, Leffing BE
Monday, September 16 Lost Lane, Dublin IE &
Tuesday, September 17 Omeara, London UK &
Thursday, September 19 Kuudes Linja, Helsinki FI &
Monday, September 23 Salon, Istanbul TR &

** w/ Gun Outfit
^ w/ Hand Habits
* w/ John Prine
% indicates solo performance
Steve Gunn online :

Snail Mail - New August Dates

(poster : Jesse Feinman)

More August dates have been added to Snail Mail's August US schedule (shows in bold below) including a second NYC show at the newly reopened Webster Hall on August 1 and a headlining appearance at LA's Wiltern Theatre on August 22. Pre-sale tickets are available on each venue's site beginning tomorrow at 10am local time by entering the code LUSH19.

In other Snail Mail news, Lindsey Jordan has been selected to be a Fender Next Artist representing the diverse state of music globally. Her partnership with Fender as a featured artist in their new Player Series campaign is celebrated in the above new video clip as she shares her story and creative journey as a world-class guitarist.

(photo : Matt Sukkar)

Sunday, May 12 FORM Festival, Mayer AZ
Saturday, May 25 Asbury Lanes, Asbury Park NJ $
Sunday, May 26 Boston Calling, Boston MA
Tuesday, May 28, La Maroquinerie, Paris FR %
Friday, May 31 Primavera Sound, Barcelona ES
Saturday, June 1 Best Kept Secret, Hilvarenbeek NE
Sunday, June 2 All Points East, London UK
Monday, June 3 Hare and Hounds, Birmingham UK
Tuesday, June 4 Gorilla, Manchester UK
Friday, June 7 Sideways Festival, Helsinki FI
Saturday, June 8 NOS Primavera Sound, Porto PT
Tuesday, June 11 Lido, Berlin DE
Wednesday, June 12 Bergenfest, Bergen NO
Thursday, June 13 Paradiso, Amsterdam NL
Friday, June 14 Botanique Rotonde, Brussels BE
Saturday, June 15 Traumzeit Festival, Duisberg DE
Sunday, June 16 Maifeld Derby, Mannheim DE
Saturday, June 22 Firefly Music Festival, Dover DE
July 11-4 - Winnipeg Folk Fest, Winnipeg, MB
July 15 - First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN*
Wednesday, July 17 The Granada, Lawrence KS *
Thursday, July 18 Off Broadway, St. Louis MO *
Friday, July 19 Turner Hall, Milwaukee WI *
Sunday, July 21 - Pitchfork Fest, Chicago IL
Tuesday, July 23 Exit/In, Nashville TN *
Wednesday, July 24 Headliners, Louisville KY *
Thursday, July 25 Skully’s Music Diner, Columbus OH
Friday, July 26 Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland OH *
Saturday, July 27 - MoPop, Detroit, MI
Sunday, July 28 Rex Theater, Pittsburgh, PA
Wednesday, July 31 - Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn, NY**
Thursday, August 1 - Webster Hall, NYC NY **
Saturday, August 10 Way Out West, Gothenburg SE
Friday, August 16 MAHA Music Festival, Omaha NE
Saturday, August 17 Bluebird Theater, Denver CO
Sunday, August 18 Taos Vortex, Taos NM
Tuesday, August 20 Rebel Lounge, Phoenix AZ
Wednesday, August 21 Irenic, San Diego CA
Thursday, August 22 The Wiltern Theater, Los Angeles CA

$ w/ Long Beard
% w/ Soccer Mommy
* w/ Sasami

** w/ Duster, Sasami

Stream / order 'Lush'

Snail Mail Online

Announcing: Kate Wallich + The YC x Perfume Genius 'The Sun Still Burns Here'

Photos by Agustin Hernandez

Perfume Genius has announced a collaborative dance and music performance with Kate Wallich + The YC titled The Sun Still Burns Here. The evening-long piece, set to debut later this year, is co-directed by Perfume Genius and Wallich and stars Perfume Genius's Mike Hadreas alongside the dance troupe the YC.

Ahead of the official premiere events in Seattle and NYC this Fall, Mass MoCA in North Adams MA and Mark Morris Dance Theater in New York City will host work-in-process showings and workshops with the ensemble. Info for all related events is below.

Work In Process Showing
Saturday, June 8th Mass MoCA, North Adams MA

Workshop with The YC
June 21st and 22nd Mark Morris Dance Center, New York NY

World Premiere
October 4th & 5th Moore Theatre, Seattle WA

East Coast Premiere
November 13th - 17th The Joyce Theater, New York NY

Purchase/Stream No Shape
Additional Perfume Genius Performances
Sunday, May 12 Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara CA (with Florence & The Machine)
Monday, May 13 Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara CA (with Florence & The Machine)
Saturday, July 27 Interstellar Rodeo Festival, Edmonton CA

Perfume Genius Online

Lucy Dacus - "My Mother & I"

photo by Elizabeth Weinberg

In honor of both Mother’s Day and Taurus Season, Lucy Dacus has released a new song titled “My Mother and I", Following her Valentine’s Day cover of “La Vie En Rose,” this is the first original composition of her ongoing 2019 holiday song series, which will also include singles tied to Independence Day, Springsteen’s Birthday, Halloween, Christmas, and New Year’s.

“My Mother And I” is a lullaby of sorts, about “babies born in the month of May” that are “down to earth” and “see eye to eye” and “dig our feet in,” but at its core, it’s a brutally frank exploration of body image and the emotional form it takes when passed down generationally.

In Lucy’s words: “Being adopted has encouraged me to consider what mothers pass on through blood and body, and what they impart in the way of socialization and context. We -- daughters, and all children -- easily inherit the shame and fear of our mothers, but also the pride, self-assurance, and lessons of love. This song focuses on body image and the distinction between the body and the soul, which I can hardly claim to have clarity about to this day. I also reflect on traits my mother and I share as Taurean women- how we are steadfast but headstrong, empathetic but grounded, and dedicated to finding and giving reliable love and comfort.”

Stream / Purchase "My Mother & I"
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Lucy Dacus On Tour

Wednesday, April 24th WFPK's Waterfront Wednesdays, Louisville KY (Free Show)
Saturday, May 4th Visulite Theater, Charlotte NC +
Sunday, May 5th Shaky Knees Festival, Atlanta GA
Monday, May 6th The Social, Orlando FL +
Tuesday, May 7th The Crowbar, Tampa FL +
Thursday, May 9th One Eyed Jacks, New Orleans LA +
Saturday, May 11th Songbirds North, Chattanooga TN +
Sunday, May 12th The Grey Eagle, Asheville NC +
Friday, May 24 Den Atelier Hollerich, Luxembourg ^
Saturday, May 25 Badehaus, Berlin DE
Monday, May 27 Schlachthof, Wiesbaden DE ^
Tuesday, May 28 Backstage Werk, Munich DE ^
Wednesday, May 29 Alcatraz, Milan IT ^
Friday, May 31 Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona ES
Saturday, June 1 Best Kept Secret Festival, Hilvarenbeek NL
Tuesday, June 4 Boule Noire, Paris FR
Wednesday, June 5 EartH, London UK
Thursday, June 6 Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds UK
Saturday, June 8 Optimus Primavera Sound, Porto PT
Monday, June 10 Bodega, Nottingham UK
Tuesday, June 11 Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh UK
Wednesday, June 12 YES, Manchester UK
Friday, June 14 Mablisfestivalen, Stavanger NO
Saturday, June 15 STHLM Americana, Stockholm SE
Sunday, June 16 Oceanen, Gothenburg SE
Monday, June 17 Plan B, Malmo SE
Wednesday, June 19 De Kreun VZW, Kortrijk BE
Friday, June 28 Friday Cheers at Brown's Island, Richmond VA
Tuesday, July 2 FZW, Dortmund DE
Wednesday, July 3 MarX, Hamburg DE
July 4 Roskilde Festival, Roskilde DK
Saturday, July 6 Chapeau Rouge, Prague CZ
Sunday, July 7 Flex Cafe, Vienna AT
Monday, July 8 Conrad Sohm, Dornbirn AT
Saturday, July 27 Newport Folk Festival, Newport RI
Sunday, July 28 Xpnential Music Festival, Camden NJ

+ w/ Mothers

^ w/ Jawbreaker

Interpol - Additional North American 2019 Dates

Earlier this month, Interpol announced they will join Morrissey on the road in North America surrounding the one-year anniversary of Marauder. Today, the band has extended their routing to include headlining dates in additional cities throughout The United States. General on sale for the newly announced shows is this Friday, April 26th at 10am local time.

Preorder / Stream A Fine Mess
Stream / Purchase Marauder

Interpol On Tour, New Dates in Bold
Wednesday, May 1 Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison CO #
Thursday, May 2 Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland, Kansas City MO %
Saturday, May 4 Shaky Knees Festival, Atlanta GA @
Sunday, May 5 North Charleston PAC, Charleston SC
Tuesday, May 7 Florida Theatre, Jacksonville FL
Wednesday, May 8 Mahaffey Theatre, St Peterburg FL
Friday, May 10 Fillmore at Jackie Gleason Theatre, Miami FL
Saturday, May 11 Hard Rock Live, Orlando FL
Saturday, May 18 Festival Pulso, Queretaro MX
Saturday, May 25 All Points East Festival, London UL
Thursday, May 30 Primavera Sound, Barcelona ES
Saturday, June 1 Heartland Festival Kvaerndrup DK
Sunday, June 2 Best Kept Secret, Hilvarenbeek NE
Tuesday, June 4 Palladium, Cologne DE
Wednesday, June 5 Schlachthof, Wiesbaden DE
Friday, June 7 Nos Primavera Sound Festival, Porto PT
Monday, June 10 Adrenaline Stadium, Moscow RS
Wednesday, June 12 Green Theatre, Kyiv UA
Friday, June 21 Southside Festival, Neuhausen CH
Sunday, June 23 Hurricane Festival, Scheessel DE
Tuesday, June 25 02 Academy Leeds, Leeds UK +
Wednesday, June 26 Brighton Dome, Brighton UK +
June 26-30, Glastonbury Festival, Glastonbury UK
Sunday, June 30 Garorock, Marmande Nouvelle-Aquitaine FR
Tuesday, July 2 L’Olympia, Paris FR
Thursday, July 4 Les Eurockeennes De Belfort, Belfort FR
Saturday, July 6 Rock Zottegem Festival, Zottegem BE
Sunday, July 7 Beauregard Festival, Caen FR
Friday, August 2 Osheaga Festival, Montreal QC
Saturday, August 3 Area 506 Festival, St. John AB
Sunday, August 4 State Theatre, Portland ME $
Tuesday, August 6 Town Ballroom, Buffalo NY $
Friday, August 9 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland OH $
Saturday, August 10 Stage AE, Pittsburgh PA $
Wednesday, September 4 Sprint Pavilion, Charlottesville VA
Thursday, September 5 Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia MD *
Saturday, September 7 Forest Hills Stadium, Queens NY *
Monday, September 9 BB&T Pavilion, Philadelphia PA *
Wednesday, September 11 Fraze Pavilion, Kettering OH *
Friday, September 13 Meadow Brook Amphitheatre, Detroit MI *
Saturday, September 14 Ravinia Amphitheater, Chicago IL *
Sunday, September 15 Holland Center, Omaha NE
Tuesday, September 17 The Criterion, Oklahoma City OK
Wednesday, September 18 Verizon Theatre, Dallas TX *
Friday, September 20 Frank Erwin Center, Austin TX *
Saturday, September 21 White Oak Outdoor Lawn, Houston TX *
Tuesday, September 24 Sunshine Theater, Albuquerque NM
Saturday, September 28 SaltAir, Salt Lake City UT *
Monday, September 30 Theatre of the Clouds, Portland OR *
Thursday, October 3 Bill Graham Auditorium, San Francisco CA *
Friday, October 4 The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas NV
Saturday, October 5 Five Point Amphitheatre, Irvine CA *
Sunday, October 6 Pechanga Arena, San Diego CA *

# w/ Car Seat Headrest, Japanese Breakfast, Sunflower Bean
% w/ Foals
@ w/ Lucy Dacus, Liz Phair
+ w/ Pixx
$ w/ Surfbort
* w/ Morrissey

Interpol online :
Official Site
YouTube Channel


Iceage - Limited Japanese Edition Of 'Beyondless'

A very limited Japanese edition of Iceage’s ‘Beyondless’ has been pressed on smokey grey vinyl complete with OBI strip, to commemorate the band’s upcoming Tokyo tour date (June 11). It’s available now in very limited quantity.

Iceage on tour

Thursday ,April 18 - Club Congress, Tucson, AZ *
Sunday April 21 - Coachella Festival, Indio CA
Tuesday, April 23 - The New Parish, Oakland, CA *
Thursday, April 25 - Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR
Friday, April 26 - The Vera Project, Seattle, WA
Saturday, April 27 - Distrikt, Victoria, BC
Sunday, April 28 - The Astoria, Vancouver, BC
Tuesday, April 30 - Dicken's Pub, Calgary, AB +
Wednesday, May 1 - Amigo's Cantina, Saskatoon, SK +
Thursday, May 2 - Temple, Edmonton, AB +
Saturday, May 4 - The Good Will Social Club, Winnipeg, MB +
Sunday, May 5 - The Aquarium, Fargo, ND +
Monday, May 6 - Turf Club, St. Paul, MN +
Tuesday, May 7 - Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL +
June 7-8, DMZ Peace Trail Festival, Seoul KR
Tuesday, June 11 WWW, Shibuya JP
Sunday, June 23 Loose Ends 2019 at NDSM, Amsterdam NE
Friday July 5 Electric Fields, Dumfries & Galloway UK

* - with Shame

+ with Nadah El Shazly

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Iceage online :

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