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new album and tour dates: Chelsea Wolfe

Chelsea Wolfe will release a new album Birth of Violence on September 13, 2019. She’s one of favorite musicians. She writes amazingly beautiful, meaningful, dark and gorgeous songs. She recorded the album in solitude at her home in Northern California. The singer-songwriter said: “I’ve been in a state of constant motion for the past eight years or so; touring, moving, playing new stages, exploring new places and meeting new people-an incredible time of learning and growing as a musician and performer. But after awhile, I was beginning to lose a part of myself. I needed to take some time away from the road to get my head straight, to learn to take better care of myself, and to write and record as much as I can while I have ‘Mercury in my hands,’ as a wise friend put it.”

Catch Chelsea Wolfe on her acoustic tour this fall in support of the album. Dates listed below.

album track listing:
1 – The Mother Road
2 – American Darkness
3 – Birth of Violence
4 – Deranged for Rock & Roll
5 – Be All Things
6 – Erde
7 – When Anger Turns to Honey
8 – Dirt Universe
9 – Little Grave
10 – Preface to a Dream Play
11 – Highway

Chelsea Wolfe Acoustic Tour:

08/31: Pasadena, CA – Pasadena Daydream Festival * (Non Acoustic Set)
10/18: San Diego, CA – Observatory North Park
10/19: Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
10/21: Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
10/22: Estes Park, CO – Stanley Hotel
10/24: Chicago, IL – Metro
10/25: Detroit, MI – Senate Theater
10/26: Toronto, ONT – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
10/27: Montreal, QC – Le National
10/29: Boston, MA – Royale
10/31: Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
11/01: New York, NY – Brooklyn Steel
11/03: Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
11/04: Charlotte, NC – McGlohon Theater
11/05: Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
11/06: Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
11/08: Dallas, TX – Texas Theatre
11/09: Austin, TX – Levitation
11/10: Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
11/12: Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf
11/13: Tucson, AZ – Club Congress
11/15: Los Angeles, CA – The Palace Theatre
11/16: San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom
11/18: Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
11/20: Seattle, WA – The Showbox
11/21: Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre

* All dates with special guest Ioanna Gika except 8/31

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new music: Underworld

credit: Rob Baker Ashton

“Border Country” is the second collaboration with friend of Underworld and DRIFT community member Ø [Phase]. It’s the final part of DRIFT Episode 4 and will be available on all DSPs July 4. Their upcoming album Drift Songs will be out October 25, 2019. It will be Underworld’s first album release since 2016’s Grammy nominated LP Barbara, Barbara we face a shining future.

Rick Smith said: “My relationship with Ashley a.k.a Ø [PHASE] began in Autumn 2017 when I first heard his Submerged Metropolitan release.. it’s not an exaggeration to say I immediately fell in love with his music. There was a sense of journey and mystery and magic to what I heard. Having worked with him for a little while we know he brings that same magic to the table every time, informed by his deep passion and understanding of the lineage of Techno and a thirst to learn and grow. A lovely talented man.” 

 

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new music and tour dates: K. Flay

Grammy-nominated K. Flay released a new single– “Sister”– with a dark driving beat and uplifting lyrics. It’s from her upcoming album Solutions which is out July 12, 2019. Her music combines analog synths with live bass and guitar, infusing pop, rock, hip-hop, and electronica.

Here’s what the Illinois native had to say about sisterhood: “Being a sister isn’t about gender or DNA. It’s about unselfconscious love. About saying I’M HERE, I LOVE YOU, IT’S OK TO BE YOURSELF, and hearing those words echoed back. Not because you asked for them, but because they’re true. Girls are sisters and boys are sisters. Dads are sisters to their sons. Mothers sisters to their mothers too. I’ve come to understand that family is created. Family is a verb. It’s something you build day by day, sometimes in the hot sun and sometimes when everything is going wrong.”

 

About the album title, Flay said: “The solution to almost every problem is usually really simple. For me, it’s so basic: staying connected to the people I love, taking care of myself the way I’d want my friends to take care of themselves, and doing things I know are going to make me happy – not what social media or strangers or society tells me. So many of my past records were about problems. Right now I’m in a place where I’m looking for some light. Balance is important. Life doesn’t have to be chaotic in order to be meaningful.”

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
6/7 – Las Vegas, NV – The Cosmopolitan
6/10 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
6/12 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
6/14 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
6/15 – New Orleans, LA – Howlin’ Wolf
6/16 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
6/29 – West Valley City, UT – LOVELOUD Festival
8/2 – West Allis, WI – Wisconsin State Fair
8/3 – Long Beach, CA – Alt 98.7 Summer Camp
8/24 – Cheyenne, WY – Edge Fest
9/3 – Phoenix, AZ – Marquee
9/5 – San Diego, CA – Observatory North Park
9/7 – Oakland, CA – The Fox
9/9 – Vancouver, BC – The Commodore
9/11 – Seattle, WA – SODO
9/13 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
9/14 – Missoula, MT – The Wilma
9/17 – Minneapolis, MN – First Ave
9/19 – Chicago, IL – The Riviera Theatre
9/20 – Detroit, MI – The Crofoot
9/21 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
9/22 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix
9/24 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
9/25 – Boston, MA – Royale
9/26 – Philadelphia, PA – TLA
9/29 – Washington, DC – 930 Club
9/30 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
10/2 – Nashville, TN – Marathon
10/4-6 – Austin City Limits
10/11-13 – Austin City Limits
10/12 – Denver, CO – The Fillmore

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new music: Mae Muller

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North London singer-songwriter Mae Muller reminds me of Lily Allen. She’s edgy and has that speak-sing going on. This new song “Anticlimax” has a grooving beat and a sunny, confident vibes.

Muller said: “Anticlimax is a feel-good song about a not so good situation. I wanted to capture that feeling of disappointment when you’ve liked someone for ages and then you finally end up giving it a go and it’s nothing like what you thought it would be! It all works out in the end though because it made me realise my worth and that I don’t have time for a time waster!”

The 21-year-old gained attention when she posted Rihanna and Frank Ocean covers on Instagram. She’s released two EPs-After Hours and Frankly.

Mae describes music as her weapon: “I won’t write a sad song, I’ll write a bad bitch thing like ‘I’m going to fuck your life up’. It’s my way of feeling strong.”  Very cool.

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SUMMER TOUR: PHANTOGRAM

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Electronic pop duo Phantogram will be on tour late summer. The tour kicks off on August 16 in Reno, Nevada. One dollar from the purchase of each ticket will be donated to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in honor of Sarah Barthel’s sister who died by suicide.

 

TOUR DATES:

August 16–Reno, NV– Grand Theatre at The Grand Sierra Resort*
August 17–Ogden, UT–Twilight Concert Series*
August 18 –Denver, CO–The Mission Ballroom
August 20–Bellvue, CO–Mishawaka Amphitheatre*
August 22–Council Bluffs, IA– Stir Cove at Harrah’s*
August 23–Kansas City, MO–KC Live!*
August 25–St. Paul, MN– Palace Theatre*
August 27–Madison, WI–The Sylvee*
August 28–Columbus, OH– Express Live!*
August 29– Detroit, MI–The Fillmore*
August 30–Toronto, ON–Rebel*
August 31–Clifton Park, NY–Upstate Concert Hall
September 3–Boston, MA–House of Blues*
September 5–Brooklyn, NY–Kings Theatre
September 6–Washington, D.C.–The Anthem*
September 9–Atlanta, GA–Tabernacle*
September 10–Birmingham, AL–Avondale Brewing Company*
September 12–Houston, TX–White Oak Music Hall*
September 13– Dallas, TX–The Bomb Factory*
September 14– Austin, TX–Stubb’s*
September 16– Phoenix, AZ–The Van Buren*
September 18–San Francisco, CA–Bill Graham Civic Auditorium*
September 20-22–Las Vegas, NV–Life Is Beautiful
* with Bob Moses

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new music: Drab Majesty

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Drab Majesty, the noir synth-pop project of musician Deb Demure and vocalist Mona D, have a new single out from their upcoming album Modern Mirror, which will be released in July 2019. The dark, dreamy and very 80s New Wave “Ellipsis” is a modern interpretation of Ovid’s “Narcissus.”

Modern Mirror  track list:
1. A Dialogue
2. The Other Side
3. Ellipsis
4. Noise of the Void
5. Dolls in the Dark
6. Oxytocin
7. Long Division
8. Out of Sequence

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new music: Star Crawler covers “Pet Sematary”

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Los Angeles rock band Starcrawler, fronted by singer nineteen-year-old Arrow de Wilde, released a cover of the Ramones’ 1989 single “Pet Sematary” for the new film based on Stephen King’s novel, currently in theaters. It’s a raw, energetic rock cover. “Pet Sematary” was recorded by Mark Rankin (Queens of the Stone Age, Adele, Bloc Party, Weezer) and mixed by John Congleton (St. Vincent, Sharon Van Etten).

Starcrawler is:

Henri Cash (guitar)
Austin Smith (drums)
Arrow de Wilde (vocals)
Tim Franco (bass)

Starcrawler will be on tour in May, supporting Beck and Cage the Elephant as well as The Distillers.

TOUR DATES:

5/11 – San Pedro, CA @ Brouwerij West #

5/12 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Atrium #

5/13 – Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s #

5/15 – Eugene, OR @ Sessions Music Hall #

5/21 – Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theatre ^

5/22 – Chicago, IL @ Metro ^

5/24 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall ^

5/25 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre ^

5/26 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre ^

5/28 – Boston, MA @ Royale ^

5/29 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel ^

5/31 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club ^

6/1 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer ^

6/2 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle ^

6/4 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement East ^

6/12 – 6/15 – Bergen, Norway @ Bergenfest

6/17 – Gothenburg, Sweden @ Pustervik

6/18 – Malmo, Sweden @ Plan B

6/19 – Hamburg, Germany @ Nochtwache

6/22 – Vitoria, Spain @ Azkena Rocks Festival

6/25 – Guildford, UK @ Boileroom

6/26 – London, UK @ The Dome

6/27 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Academy 3

6/28 – Leeds, UK @ Hyde Park Book Club

6/30 – Norwich, UK @ Arts Centre

7/2 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Upstairs @ Paradiso

7/3 – Cologne, Germany @ MTC Club

7/4 – 7/7 – Belfort, France @ Les Eurockéennes Festival

7/11 – Ridgefield, WA @ Sunlight Supply Amphitheater *

7/13 – George, WA @ The Gorge *

7/16 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater *

7/17 – Irvine, CA @ Five Point Amphitheater *

7/19 – Las Vegas, NV @ Park Theater *

7/20 – Chula Vista, CA @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre *

7/21 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion *

7/23 – Denver, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater *

# w/ Death Valley Girls

^ w/ The Distillers

* w/ Beck, Cage The Elephant, Spoon

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