Monthly Archives: May 2013

Audio Blood Unveils NxNE Line-up

The good folks at Audio Blood Media have unveiled the line-up of AB artists who will be playing at North by Northeast 2013 in Toronto.

The official Audio Blood showcase is slated for The Rivoli on June 13. To stay up to date on all things AB during the festival, use the hashtag #ABDOESNXNE on Twitter.

The Balconies

Thursday, June 13 @ Saint James Park – 7pm

The Bokononists

Thursday, June 13 @ Saint James Park – 6pm
Thursday, June 13 @ Rivoli: Audio Blood + PledgeMusic Showcase – 9pm
Friday, June 14 @ #LotAB 1653 Dundas St. W, TORONTO (*Plegendary Rager) – 3:45pm

Cai.ro

Thursday, June 13 @ Rivoli: Audio Blood + PledgeMusic Showcase – 11:30pm
Friday, June 14 @ #LotAB 1653 Dundas St. W, TORONTO (*Plegendary Rager) – 2:15pm
Friday, June 14 @ Football Factory: SonaBLAST! Day Party – TBA

Little Sun

Thursday, June 13 @ Goorin Brothers: In-store – 2pm
Friday, June 14 @ Of a Kind: In-store – 5:30pm
Saturday, June 15 @ The Monarch Tavern – 11pm

Mary Stewart

Thursday, June 13 @ Goorin Brothers: In-store – 4pm
Thursday, June 13 @ Rivoli: Audio Blood + PledgeMusic Showcase – 8:30pm
Friday, June 14 @ Of a Kind: In-store – 5pm

Miesha & The Spanks

Thursday, June 13 @ Goorin Brothers: In-store – 6pm
Thursday, June 13 @ Rivoli: Audio Blood + PledgeMusic Showcase- 12:30am
Friday, June 14 @ #LotAB 1653 Dundas St. W, TORONTO (*Plegendary Rager) – 1:30pm
Friday, June 14 @ Of a Kind: In-store – 6pm
Friday, June 14 @ Bovine Sex Club – 10pm
Sunday, June 16 @ Magpie Taproom – TBA

Quiet Company

Tuesday, June 11 @ The Horseshoe Tavern: No Nu Cover Music Nite – 1am
Thursday, June 13 @ Rivoli: Audio Blood + PledgeMusic Showcase- 9:30pm
Thursday, June 13 @ Grossman’s Tavern – 12am
Thursday, June 14 @ #LotAB 1653 Dundas St. W, TORONTO (*Plegendary Rager) – 3pm
Saturday, June 15 @ Rancho Relaxo – 12am

The Penske File

Thursday, June 13 @ Goorin Brothers: In-store – 7pm
Thursday, June 13 @ Rivoli: Audio Blood + PledgeMusic Showcase – 2:30am
Friday, June 15 @ Of a Kind: In-store – 6:30pm
Friday, June 15 @ The Football Factory: SonaBLAST! Day Party – TBA

The Revival

Thursday, June 13 @ Rivoli: Audio Blood + PledgeMusic Showcase – 10:30pm
Friday, June 14 @ #LotAB 1653 Dundas St. W, TORONTO (*Plegendary Rager) – 4:30pm
Friday, June 14 @ The Cameron House – 1am

The Roseville Band

Thursday, June 13 @ Goorin Brothers: In-store – 5pm
Friday, June 14 @ Sidedoor -11pm
Friday June 14 @ Rancho Relaxo – 2am
Saturday, June 15 @ The Dakota Tavern – 11pm


Fatality Go On Disastour

Canadian thrash metal band Fatality have unveiled the dates of their North American tour titled Disastour.

To celebrate, they’re offering a free stream of the track ‘Thoughts Collide’ and a preview of the track ‘Monstrous’ from their forthcoming album Psychonaut, out on June 28. Check ’em out below;

The band is raising funds for the new album, tour and video via an Indiegogo.com crowd-funding campaign. So far, fans have raised $3,500 with more funds being raised. The video below explains the campaign;

Tracklisting and album cover artwork for Psychonaut are below;

1. Enter Purgatory
2. Thoughts Collide
3. Monstrous
4. Before the Collapse
5. Towards Disaster
6. Psychonaut
7. Satan’s Shepherd
8. Thrashterpiece II

 


Download Beau’s & The Grid’s Summer Mixtape For Free

Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co. and Toronto weekly The Grid have unveiled their second free summer mixtape.

It will be available for download here for the next three months.

“Indie music and indie beer belong together. Beau’s is devoted to helping independent artists and the Mixtape is a great way for us to do this,” Beau’s co-founder Steve Beauchesne said in a statement.

Tracklisting is below;

1. Leave a Light On – The Wooden Sky

2.      Summer Luvin – The Danks

3.      Bit By Bit – Mother Mother

4.      Robotic – Hannah Georgas

5.      This Guy Reads From A Card – The Flatliners

6.      How To Kill A Man – Raine Maida

7.      Vampyre – Cai.ro

8.      Iron Streams – Beliefs

9.      Arrows – Evening Hymns

10.    Property Lines – Dusted

11.    Want You To Know – Miesha & The Spanks

12.    I Wanna Go South – Brews Willis

13.   More Thorns – By Divine Right

14.   Baby I Hate You- The BB Guns

15.   Goodnight / Sleeptight – Rob Moir


BLACK TAXI Share Tour Dates & Free MP3

Image by Karen Seifert

NYC grit-pop quartet BLACK TAXI have shared the track ‘House On Fire’ via MTV Buzzworthy.

Recorded during their residency in Austin, Texas, this is the band’s first new music since their 2012 effort We Don’t Know Any Better. Give it a listen here.

Than band also announced tour dates, check ’em out on the following;

5/30 – Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
5/31 – Gainesville, GA @ Monkey Barrel
6/01 – Columbus, GA @ The Loft
6/04 – Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre Rooftop
6/05 – Orlando, FL @ Will’s Pub
6/06 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Respectable Street Patio
6/07 – Punta Gorda, FL @ Big Crush
6/08 – Miami, FL @ Tobacco Road
6/09 – Tampa, FL @ Skipper’s Smokehouse
6/11 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
6/12 – Gainesville, FL @ High Dive
6/13 – Pensacola, FL @ The Handlebar
6/14 – Mobile, AL @ Alabama Music Box
6/15 – New Orleans, FL @ Hi Ho Lounge
6/17 – Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock
6/19 – San Antonio, TX @ 502 Bar
6/20 – Austin, TX @ The Parish
6/21 – Fort Worth, TX @ The Wild Rooster Bar
6/24 – Tulsa, OK @ The Soundpony
6/25 – Little Rock, AR @ Stickyz
6/26 – Memphis, TN @ Newby’s
6/27 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
6/28 – Louisville, KY @ The New Vintage
7/04 – Boothbay Harbor, ME @ Mine Oyster
7/10 – Uncasville, CT @ Wolf’s Den
7/12 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
7/13 – Montauk, NY @ Memory Motel


Stream Lumerians’ ‘The High Frontier’ For Free

Psych-rockers Lumerians have shared the first single and title track from their forthcoming new EP The High Frontier, out August 6 on Partisan.

The band took the EP’s title from Gerard K. O’Neil‘s 1976 book of the same name about the colonization of space. They also announced a live date;

06/08 San Francisco, CA – The Chapel

 The stream features an animated version of the EP’s cover, for a static version, along with the tracklisting, see below.

1. Dogon Genesis

2. High Frontier

3. The Bloom

4. Koman Tong

5. Smokies Tangle

6. Life Without Skin

7. Abudhabijhab (Digital album only bonus track)


Stream Jacuzzi’s Boys ‘Double Vision’ For Free

The legendary Iggy Pop had this to say about Miami’s Jacuzzi Boys‘ moniker; “It’s a stupid name, but they’ve got a good spirit.”

The band offered up a free stream of the title track from their forthcoming 7″ single Double Vision. They’re also hitting the road with Man Or Astro-man? in June, dates are below:

06.07.13 – Gainesville, FL – High Dive

06.08.13 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl

06.09.13 – Nashville, TN – The End

06.11.13 – St. Louis, MO – Firebird

06.12.13 – Omaha, NE – Waiting Room

06.13.13 – St. Paul, MN – Turf Club *

06.14.13 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle *

06.15.13 – Chicago, IL – Permanent Records FREE in-store! 4pm

06.15.13 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle *

06.16.13 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom *

06.17.13 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace *

06.18.13 – Ithaca, NY – The Haunt *

06.19.13 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair *

06.20.13 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge *

06.21.13 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl *

06.22.13 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts *

06.23.13 – Washington, DC – Black Cat *

06.25.13 – Raleigh, NC – The Pour House

06.26.13 – St. Augustine, FL – Shanghai Nobby’s

*/With Man Or Astro-man?


Best Coast Unveil Tour Dates & Free MP3s

Image courtesy of Life Or Death PR & Management

SoCal duo Best Coast are showing no signs of slowing down after wrapping up a tour with Green Day.

They’re heading out on the road for a tour of the US, a date in Canada being the sole stop in the Great White North. They also offered up a free stream of the two tracks from the 7″ single they released for Record Store Day 2013. Check the two tracks and dates out below;

5/29 – NASHVILLE, TN – Exit/In *
5/30 – BIRMINGHAM, AL – Workplay *
5/31 – ATLANTA, GA – Variety Playhouse * #
6/1 – RALEIGH, NC – Lincoln Theater * #
6/3 – RICHMOND, VA  – The National * #
6/4 – WASHINGTON DC  – 9:30 Club * #
6/5 – PHILADELPHIA, PA  – TLA * #
6/6 – BOSTON, MA – Royale * #
6/7 – NEW YORK, NY – Governor’s Ball 
7/17 – SANTA BARBARA, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl with Belle & Sebastian
7/31 – MINNEAPOLIS, MN – First Avenue
8/1 – MILWAUKEE, WI – The Rave
8/11 – SEATTLE, WA – Neumos !
8/12 – VANCOUVER, BC – Rio !
8/13 – PORTLAND, OR – Hawthorne !
8/15 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Fillmore !
8/16 – BIG SUR, CA – Henry Miller Memorial Library !
8/17 – LOS ANGELES, CA – El Rey !
9/13-9/15 – CHICAGO, IL – Riot Fest 
9/16 – ST. LOUIS, MO – Firebird !
9/17 – COLUMBIA, MO – Blue Note !
9/18 -LAWRENCE, KS – Granada
9/19 – OMAHA, NE – Waiting Room !
 
* w/ Lovely Bad Things
# w/ Guards
! w/ Bleached