Monthly Archives: April 2013

NeXT Unleashes A Spring Showstorm

Legendary Toronto booker Dan Burke has unveiled the latest series of shows at the infamous Silver Dollar and other venues around Toronto.

RSVP link included in listing.

RSVP here.

Gun Outfit, Psyche Tongues Loi Do and The Dead Projectionists. May 7 @ Parts & Labour, $6 cover.

Coliseum, California X, Greys, TV Freaks and Cellos. May 15 @ The Horseshoe Tavern. $8 cover.

Michael Rault, Alvvays, Church and Tess Parks & The Good People. May 17 @ The Silver Dollar. $7 cover.

Horsey Crazy and Cut Flowers. May 24 @ The Silver Dollar. Cover TBA.

Last Year’s Men, JOATMM, Different Skeletons, The Two Times and Cool Hands. May 25 @ The Comfort Zone.

Simply Saucer, Jimmy Ohio (& The Ultimate Lovers), Hollow Earth and Erika Werry & The Alphabet. June 1 @ The Silver Dollar. $7 cover.

Mikal Cronin @ The Silver Dollar. June 13-15 (NxNE showcase). See RSVP link for details.


JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound Howl On New Album

Chicago band JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound have announced that they will release their new album Howl on Bloodshot Records on May 21.

To preview the album, the band is offering free streams of the tracks ‘Rouse Yourself’ and the title track. Check ’em out below;

The band traveled to Montreal to work with Howard Bilerman (Arcade Fire, Wolf Parade, Godspeed You! Black Emperor) at Hotel2Tango studio. The recording process saw the band taking on a direct and free outlook, taking their raw soul sound in new directions. Frontman JC Brooks explores themes of love and longing in his deeply personal lyrics and his bandmates wear their influences on their sleeves, bringing a progression to their sound.

The band also announced a series of tour dates, check ’em out;


(more tba)




Highland Park Festival Site – Lilac Festival




Waiting Room



Cleveland Heights

Grog Shop



Webster Groves

Webster Grooves Festival




Mayne Stage







San Francisco

Cafe Du Nord



Long Beach

Queen Mary



Solana Beach

Belly Up Tavern




Taste of Randolph




Smiling Moose




Firefly Festival – Dover International Speedway



New York

Mercury Lounge




Horseshoe Tavern

Stream Kingdom’s ‘Corpse’ For Free

Image by Davis Kirkland

LA-based DJ Kingdom (aka Ezra Rubin) has shared the second single from his forthcoming EP Vertical XL, out on May 28 via Rubin’s own Fade To Mind imprint.

He also shared the single ‘Bank Head’ featuring Kelela, give it a listen below;

This marks Rubin’s fifth release since he relocated from New York to LA in 2006. He co-founded Fade To Mind with close friends and collaborators Nguzunguzu, Total Freedom, and Prince William. The seven track EP covers everything from rural areas to urban clubs and is influenced by grime, jungle, and R&B.

Kingdom is slated to play at Tammany Hall in New York on May 10 and 11 as part of the Downtown Music Festival. He’ll be joined by Kelela and Kilo Kish.

Album artwork and track listing for Vertical XL are below;

Stream Or Download The Hood Internet’s The Mixtape Volume Seven For Free

The latest mixtape from Chicago genre-melders The Hood Internet features many artist pairings that may seem strange at first but actually work once you hear them.

Additionally, they also announced dates with Black Moth Super Rainbow, check ’em out below;

Thu. 05-09-13           Cleveland OH             Beachland Ballroom

Fri. 05-10-13             Detroit MI                  Magic Stick

Sat. 05-11-13           Chicago IL                  Metro

Sun. 05-12-13          Madison WI                Majestic Theatre

Mon. 05-13-13          Minneapolis MN          Fine Line Music Cafe

Wed. 05-15-13          St. Louis MO             Firebird

Thu. 05-16-13           Lincoln, NE                Bourbon Theatre

Fri. 05-17-13             Denver CO                Bluebird Theater

Sat. 05-18-13            Salt Lake City UT      Urban Lounge

Mon. 05-20-13          Seattle WA                Neumos

Tue. 05-21-13           Portland OR              Hawthorne Theater

Fri. 05-24-13             San Francisco CA     The Fillmore

Sat. 05-25-13           Los Angeles CA         Echoplex

Sun. 05-26-13          Phoenix AZ                The Crescent Ballroom

Tue. 05-28-13          Austin TX                   The Mohawk

Wed. 05-29-13         Houston TX                Fitzgerald’s

Thu. 05-30-13          New Orleans LA         One Eyed Jack’s

Fri. 05-31-13             Atlanta GA                Masquerade (Hell Stage)

Sat. 06-01-13           Asheville NC              Orange Peel

Misty Miller Shares New Video & Tour Dates

UK singer Misty Miller has shared the lead track from her second EP Next To You, out May 19.

She also announced a series of tour dates;


05 – The Cockpit in Leeds.
09 – The Lexington (London) (Buy)
17 – The Great Escape (Brighton)
24 – Dot To Dot Festival (Manchester)
25 – Dot To Dot Festival (Bristol)
26 – Dot To Dot Festival (Nottingham)


06- Sportbeat – Gloucester
14 – Leefest – Bromley Kent
26 – Kendal Calling – Lake District

El-P & Killer Mike Join Forces For Run The Jewels

After a successful tour in 2012, El-P and Killer Mike have announced that they will join forces for a joint project called Run The Jewels.

The album will be offered for free via Fool’s Gold this June, release date TBA. They’re offering a free stream/download of the track ‘Get It’.

The duo is also hitting the road together, check ’em out on the following dates;

The Jessica Stuart Few Announce Tour Dates

Toronto jazz/folk trio The Jessica Stuart Few have announced that they’re hitting the road in support of their album Two Sides To Every Story.

Catch ’em on the following dates;

May 12 – Toronto, ON – SING! Vocal Arts Festival @ Harbourfront Centre
May 15 – Peterborough, ON – The Sapphire Room
May 16 – Ottawa, ON – Pressed Cafe w/Three Little Birds
May 17 – Montreal, QC – Le Cagibi w/Little Sun & FM Hi Low
May 18 – Saint John, NB – Pepper’s Pub w/Jinx the Cat
May 20 – Corner Brook, NL – TBA
May 20-21 – Norris Point, NL – Trails, Tales & Tunes Festival
May 22 – Sydney, NS – TBA
May 23 – Halifax, NS – The Company House w/Willie Stratton & Liars On Fire
May 24 – Edmundston, NB – Le Deck
May 25 – Cornwall, ON – Schnitzel’s Restaurant
May 26 – Brighton, ON – TBA
June 14 – Toronto, ON – NXNE Music Festival @ C’est What, 1am
June 21 – Port Dover, ON – The Crepe House
June 29 – Toronto, ON – TD Toronto Jazz Festival @ The Distillery
Aug 1 – White Rock, BC – TBA
Aug 2 – Steveston, BC – Music At the Cannery Concert Series @ Steveston Cannery
Aug 3 – Courtney, BC – TBA
Aug 4 – Nanaimo, BC – TBA
Aug 6 – Victoria, BC – Concerts in the Square @ Centennial Square
Aug 7 – Denman Island, BC – TBA
Aug 8 – Salt Spring Island, BC – TBA
Aug 9 – Vancouver, BC – TBA
Aug 10 – Kelowna, BC – TBA
Aug 11 – Kamloops, BC – TBA
Aug 12 – Revelstoke, BC – Music In The Plaza
Aug 13 – Calgary, AB – TBA
Aug 14 – Red Deer, AB – TBA
Aug 15 – Edmonton, AB – TBA
Aug 16-17 – Robson Valley, BC – Robson Valley Music Festival
Aug 18 – Sylvan Lake, AB – Jazz at the Lake Festival
October 1-15 – JAPAN TOUR