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Andy Gabbard – “Juice” [Video]

Andy Gabbard is a singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist from Dayton, Ohio, who plays with Buffalo Killers, a band that he founded with his brother Zachary. He is also a former member of Thee Shams, a garage rock band that he joined when he was seventeen.

Andy’s solo work so far has been compared to Brian Wilson, Matthew Sweet, Superdrag and even Dinosaur Jr. His new sophomore album, Plenum Castle, is a departure from the his debut Fluff as he as it said to feature new sounds and styles, while showcasing his engaging songwriting.

The video for “Juice” is the first single from his forthcoming sophomore solo album which is out July 14th via Alive Naturalsound Records.

Perfume Genius – “Die 4 You” [Video]

Perfume Genius (aka Mike Hadreas) has just released the second video from his album No Shape, which came out last Friday. “Die 4 You” is directed by Floria Sigismondi (David Bowie, Rihanna, Justin Timberlake) and features the artwork of Rosa Verloop.

The No Shape tour starts tomorrow:

Wed, May 10 – Magic Stick Lounge – Detroit, MI
Thu, May 11 – Virgin Mobile Mod Club – Toronto
Fri, May 12 – Theatre Fairmount – Montreal, QC
Sat, May 13 – Royale – Boston, MA
Mon, May 15 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
Tue, May 16 – Brooklyn Steel – Brooklyn, NY
Thu, May 18 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
Fri, May 19 – Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC
Sat, May 20 – Terminal West – Atlanta, GA
Sun, May 21 – Exit/In – Nashville, TN
Tue, May 23 – Back Room at Colectivo – Milwaukee
Wed, May 24 – Cedar Cultural Center – Minneapolis
Thu, May 25 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
Fri, June 16 – Eaux Claires Festival – Eau Claire, WI
Sat, June 17 – Eaux Claires Festival – Eau Claire, WI
Sat, July 15 – Imperial – Vancouver, BC
Sun, Jul 16 – Revolution Hall – Portland, OR
Tue, Jul 18 – The Independent – San Francisco CA
Wed, Jul 19 – The Independent – San Francisco CA
Sun, Jul 23 – Capitol Hill Block Party – Seattle WA

Ty Segall – “Break A Guitar” [Video]

Ty Segall has just released a new video for “Break a Guitar,” which is the lead track off his excellent self-titled record released earlier this year.

The video projects a kaleidoscopic (literally) mashup of rock ‘n’ rollers rockin’, with the full band in full effect (Emmett Kelly, Mikal Cronin, Charles Moothart and Ben Boye) while a stream of familiar faces roll with a guitar mash-up!

Ty Segall and the Freedom Band are headed back on tour in early May to select US cities, and then it’s across the water for even MORE shows! Dates below.

Ty Segall Tour Dates:
Sat. May 6—Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriet’s
Mon. May 8 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sister Bar
Wed. May 10 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
Thu. May 11 – Indianapolis, IN @ Irving Theater
Sat. May 13 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
Sun. May 14 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
Wed. May 17 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
Thu. May 18 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
Fri. May 19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
Sat. May 20 – Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero Theater
Sun. May 21 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theater
Mon. May 22 – Louisville, KY @ Headliner’s Music Hall
Thu. May 25 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
Fri. May 26 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jack’s
Sat. May 27 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheatre
Sun. May 28—El Paso, TX @ Neon Desert Festival
Mon. May 29 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Pressroom
Tues. June 2—Thu. June 4—San Francisco, CA @ Colossal Clusterfest
Fri. July 21—Sun. July—Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Fest
Fri. Aug. 4 – Sun. Aug. 6 – Happy Valley, OR @ Pickathon
Thu. Aug. 3—Vancouver, BC @ The Vogue Theatre
Thu. Aug. 17—Hasselt, BE @ Pukkelpop Festival
Fri. Aug. 18 — Biddinghuizen, NL @ Lowlands Festival
Sat. Aug. 19—Paredes de Coura, PT @ Festival Paredes de Coura
Sun. Aug. 20—Saint Malo, FR @ La Route du Rock Festival
Wed. Aug. 23 – Copenhagen, DK @ Den Grå Hal
Thu. Aug. 24 – Berlin, DE @ Astra
Fri. Aug. 25—Mezieres, FR @ Le Cabaret Vert Charleville
Sun. Aug. 27—Paris, FR @ Rock En Seine
Tues. Aug. 29—Biarritz, FR @ Atabal
Wed. Aug. 30—Toulouse, FR @ Le Bikini
Thu. Aug. 31 – Miranda De Ebro, ES @ Ebrovisión Festival
Fri. Sep. 1—London, UK @ The Coronet
Sat. Sep. 2.—Larmer Tree Gardens UK @ End of The Road Festival

Trapper Schoepp – “Bumper Cars” [Video]

Milwaukee-based singer-songwriter Trapper Schoepp will be releasing a six-song concept EP on June 2nd via Xtra Mile Recordings. The EP is centered around a 125-year-old wooden rollercoaster named The Zippin Pippin, which is located in Green Bay, WI on the shores of Lake Michigan.

Schoepp celebrates the Pippin and the other classic rides with these six songs that take the listener on six different adventures. Schoepp sings in the first single “Bumper Cars,” where pop culture rivalries such as Jerry Seinfeld and Newman and the Jedi and Sith collide on the ride. Check out the music video for “Bumper Cars.”

Schoepp – who has already crisscrossed the country sharing stages with The Wallflowers, The Jayhawks and Old 97’s – will be back on the road throughout 2017 in support of Bay Beach Amusement Park, starting with a three-week run throughout the U.S. supporting Ha Ha Tonka. Dates below with more to be announced soon.

04/22 – Milwaukee, WI @ Estabrook Park
05/18 – Kansas City, MO @ recordBar *
05/19 – St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway Music Venue *
05/20 – Chicago, IL The Empty Bottle *
05/31 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club *
06/01 – Green Bay, WI @ Lyric Room Live Music *
06/02 – Milwaukee, WI @ Anodyne Coffee Roasting Co. *
06/03 – Indianapolis, IN @ The White Rabbit Cabaret *
06/04 – Cleveland, OH @ The Beachland Ballroom and Tavern *
06/06 – Ferndale, MI @ The Loving Touch *
06/07 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern *
06/08 – Rochester, NY @ Abilene Bar and Lounge *
06/09 – Providence, RI @ Firehouse 13 *
06/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ MilkBoy *
06/11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn *
06/14 – Washington DC @ DC9 Nightclub *
06/15 – Columbus, OH @ Rumba Cafe *
06/16 – Newport, KY @ The Southgate House Revival
07/16 – Sheboygan, WI @ Midsummer Festival of the Arts
07/21 – Cedarburg, WI @ Summer Sounds
08/03 – Green Bay, WI @ Green Bay Botanical Garden
08/04 – Appleton, WI @ Mile of Music Festival
08/10 – Oshkosh, WI @ Waterfest
08/12 – Shell Lake, WI @ Potter’s Shed
08/31 – Wauwatosa, WI @ Tosa Tonight

* = supporting Ha Ha Tonka

John Andrews & The Yawns – “Windmill” [Video]

Throughout his years of traveling, John Andrews has documented his life with his home recordings. His first record, Bit By The Fang, found him living in the amish country of Lancaster, PA. His latest record, Bad Posture finds him waving farewell to Pennsylvania & greeting the wooded hills of Barrington, NH. Sitting on top of one of these hills, coined Mt. Misery, is the colonial era farmhouse John now calls his home. This is where Bad Posture was born.
John Andrews & The Yawns have a new music video for “Windmill” off their recently released album, Bad Posture on Woodsist Records. This video cretes the perfect vibe for the record! You can go HERE to order.

Guided By Voices – “5° On The Inside” [Video]


On April 7th, Guided By Voices is set to launch August By Cake. It represents the 100th studio album that Robert Pollard has released since 1986’s Forever Since Breakfast. To put that in perspective, Bob Dylan has released roughly 39 studio albums since 1959. And that includes the Traveling Wilburys!

This first ever GBV double record has multiple treats, as it contains song contributions from all five band members. From ABC we have a video for the opening track “5° On The Inside.” It is a little snapshot of Rockathon (Pollard’s label) and Dayton, OH. You will also catch some throwback to the “The Official Ironmen Rally Song” video from the Under the Bushes Under the Stars (1996) album which just celebrated its 21st birthday.

The band has some Spring tour dates, including Coachella Festival which are below. You can order the record HERE. Enjoy the video.

TOUR DATES
4/7 – St. Louis, MO – Ready Room
4/8 – Oklahoma City, OK – ACM@UCO’s Metro Music Fest, The Criterion
4/14 – Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
4/15 – San Francisco, CA – Bimbo’s 365 Club
4/17 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
4/18 – Seattle, WA – Nuemos
4/21 – Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
4/22 – West Hollywood, CA – The Roxy Theatre
4/28 – Columbus, OH – Skully’s Music Diner
4/29 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Pyramid Scheme
5/5 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
5/6 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop

4/7 with The Brainstems
4/15 with Rogue Wave
4/18 with Sloucher
4/22 with Prism Tats
4/28 with DTCV
4/29 & 5/5 with Deadbeat Beat
5/6 with Mirrors

Pipe-eye – “Sweets & Treats” [Video]

So you know we are big fans of King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard so Pipe-eye is right up our Australian alley. This of course is because their debut album is out April 21st via Flightless and Pipe-eye is the side project of Gizzard rhythm guitarist Cook Craig.

As you can tell from watching the Peter Gabrielish video for single “Sweets & Treats” we all might be in for a trip! If you hurry you can still pre-order a limited copy HERE. No word yet on a US release.

R. Ring – “100 Dollar Heat” [Video]

R. Ring is Kelley Deal (The Breeders) and Mike Montgomery (Ampline). Since releasing a 7″ in 2012, the group has slowly been building a catalog of songs that has finally resulted in their forthcoming debut full length titled Ignite The Rest via SofaBurn Records.

The tracks cover a full range of style and volume which will please fans of the members’ previous work. R. Ring will be touring throughout 2017 in support of the release. Ignite The Rest will be available April 28th and R. Ring will be touring (dates below) throughout 2017 in support of the release.

R. Ring Facebook
SofaBurn Records

R.RING 2017 TOUR DATES:
April 19: Newport, KY at Southgate House Revival – w/ Split Single (Jason Narducy) and Bicentennial Bear
April 20: Columbus, OH at Rumba Café – w/ Split Single and Bicentennial Bear
April 21: Detroit, MI at Trinisophes – w/ Split Single
April 22: Chicago, IL at Schubas – w/ Split Single
April 23: Cleveland, OH at Happy Dog – w/ Split Single
April 24: Philadelphia, PA at Everybody Hits – w/ Split Single
April 25: Kingston, NY at BSP Kingston – w/ Split Single
April 26: Brooklyn, NY at Babys All Right – w/ Split Single and Isa Chandra Moskowitz
April 27: Baltimore, MD at Ottobar – w/ Split Single, Post Pink and Quatracetta
April 28: Washington, DC at Comet Ping Pong – w/ Split Single and Flasher
April 29: Chapel Hill, NC at Night Light – w/ Split Single
May 17: Yellow Springs, OH – Live on WYSO
May 18: Louisville, KY – Monnik
May 19: Murray, KY – Terrapin Station
May 20: Lexington, KY – Green Lantern

The Afghan Whigs – “Demon In Profile” [Video]

The Afghan Whigs are back! In Spades, the group’s new album, will be available worldwide on May 5th from Sub Pop. “Demon In Profile,” is the new video and single from the forthcoming record.

Make sure to head over to Sub Pop if you want the vinyl Loser edition of the album! You can find it HERE.

The Afghan Whigs have also announced their first set of dates in support of In Spades in Europe. The band will visit 14 countries this summer including performances at Primavera Sound and Northside Festival. Ed Harcourt will be supporting on all headline shows.

May 26 – Manchester, UK – Cathedral
May 27 – Glasgow, UK – ABC
May 28 – Dublin, IE – Academy
May 30 – London, UK – Koko
Jun. 01 – Barcelona, ES – Primavera Sound Festival
Jun. 03 – Bologna, IT – Zona Roveri
Jun. 04 – Zagreb, HR – Tvornica Kulture
Jun. 06 – Warsaw, PL – Palladium
Jun. 07 – Berlin, DE – Kesselhaus
Jun. 09 – Aarhus, DK – Northside Festival
Jun.10 – Oslo, NO – Vulkan
Jun.12 – Hamburg, DE – Gruenspan
Jun.13 – Frankfurt, DE – Batschkapp
Jun.14 – Antwerp, BE – Trix
Jun.15 – Brussels, BE – Ancienne Belgique
Aug. 04 – Vienna, AT – WUK
Aug. 05 – Prague, CZ – Lucerna Music Bar
Aug. 06 – Zurich, CH – Mascotte
Aug. 08 – Munich, DE – Backstage Halle
Aug. 09 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso