Monday, May 30, 2011

Explosions In The Sky to play Tipitina's - September 28, 2011

In the wake of its new album Take Care, Take Care, Take Care debuting at #16 in the U.S., selling approximately 30,000 units since its April 26 release on Temporary Residence Ltd., Explosions In The Sky has confirmed dates and cities for the next North American leg of its ongoing 2011 tour.

Fan club pre-sale for the new dates begin Wednesday, May 25 with general on sale following Friday, May 27.

Explosions In The Sky is currently in the midst of a UK/Europe headline tour that has featured sold out headline engagements at the Roundhouse in London and Le Bataclan in Paris. The fall 2011 shows are the latest in an ongoing itinerary that recently saw the band play sell-out dates April 30 at Los Angeles' Hollywood Forever Cemetery and May 1 at the Fox Theater in Oakland, as well as its biggest ever headline show April 6 at New York's Radio City Music Hall–of which The New York Times said "the movie-palace splendor of Radio City Music Hall made an appropriately majestic backdrop for Explosions In The Sky."

Between the current UK/Europe run and the Fall 2011 tour, Explosions In The Sky will play the Bonnaroo festival in Manchester TN and a June 17 headline date at ACL Live at the Moody Theater in its homebase of Austin TX.

Explosions In The Sky has also announced its first confirmed show of 2012: January 27 at Brixton Academy in London. The 4500-capacity venue will be the band's biggest UK headline to date, and follows on its sold out May 19 appearance at the Roundhouse in London.

Recorded at Sonic Ranch in El Paso TX by John Congleton and produced by the band, Take Care, Take Care, Take Care is Explosions In The Sky's fifth album. The record was mixed by Congleton at Austin TX's Public Hi Fi studio and features artwork by longtime visual collaborator Esteban Rey.


Live 2011-2012

06/09-12 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo*
06/17 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at the Moody Theater
08/11 – Olso, Norway – Oya Festival
08/12-13 – Gothenburg, SWE – Way Out West Festival
08/19 – Brecon Beacons, UK – Green Man Festival
09/01 — Tucson, AZ — Rialto Theatre
09/02 — San Diego, CA — SOMA
09/05 — Big Sur, CA — Henry Miller Library
09/08 — Spokane, WA – Bing Crosby Theater
09/09 — Vancouver, BC — The Vogue Theatre
09/11 — Boise, ID —  Egyptian Theatre
09/13 — Denver, CO — The Fillmore Auditorium
09/14 — Albuquerque, NM — Sunshine Theatre
09/16 — Dallas, TX – AT&T Performing Arts Center – Strauss Square
09/28 — New Orleans, LA — Tipitina's * (tickets)
09/29 — Atlanta, GA — Tabernacle *
09/30 — Asheville, NC — Orange Peel *
10/01 — Baltimore, MD — Ram's Head Live
10/02 — Philadelphia, PA — Tower Theater
10/03 — Montclair, NJ — Wellmont Theatre
10/05 — Boston, MA — Orpheum Theatre
10/06 — Montreal, QC — Metropolis Theatre *
10/07 — Toronto, ON — Sound Academy *
10/08 — Royal Oak, MI — Royal Oak Music Theatre *
10/10 — Minneapolis, MN — First Avenue *
10/11 — Des Moines, IA — Val Air Ballroom *
10/12 — Kansas City, MO — Uptown Theatre *
10/13 — Oklahoma City, OK — Diamond Ballroom *

* Wye Oak supports


Peter Bjorn and John to play One Eyed Jacks - September 26, 2011

Peter Bjorn and John are giving their fans some more this fall when they kick off
their "All You Can Eat Tour" – a six week trek that finds the Swedes spending some quality time with their fans as they embark on a city by city exploration. Their longest US run to date, the tour kicks off in Chicago, IL on August 24th with the first of their mini-residences and will end on October 8th in San Francisco, CA with the last. They'll also set up camp in Toronto, New York and Los Angeles for extended stays with several other stops along the way – complete dates below.

The "All You Can Eat Tour" comes on the heels of their most recent sold out US headlining that was met with unbridled excitement. The Boston Herald said, "PB&J delivered frenetic, guitar-stoked rock 'n' roll..." and the Portland Tribune raved "...Peter, Bjorn & John put on a show that made the audience move, sing, shout and scream as they realized they were seeing something rare – the birth of a world class band" and went on the call them "one of the most compelling bands on the circuit right now."

The Spring and Fall tours are both in support of the band's latest full-length studio album – Gimme Some – that was released on March 29th on StarTime International to praise from the press including SPIN who said the new album has "punk-octane velocity," Maxim who described it as "addictively catchy indie rock," and ELLE who wrote that Gimme Some is "a back to basics collection of rock and punk infused tracks that make them a top contender for best album of the year." The new release also earned them a performance on Conan as well as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and found the band doing a session for Sirius XMU where they also co-hosted for a week and while on tour they performed live for NPR's World Cafe, KEXP and WNYC's Soundcheck among others.

With an amazing new album and a sold-out US headlining tour already under their belts this year, Peter Bjorn and John are thrilled to give fans some more when they embark on their "All You Can Eat" tour this fall. The city by city exploration will offer US fans a unique opportunity to see the band play in whichever venue on whichever night suits them best.

08/24 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
08/25 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
08/26 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre
08/27 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
08/28 – Chicago, IL @ Schuba's
08/29 – Chicago, IL @ Schuba's
08/31 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop

09/01 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
09/02 – Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace
09/03 – Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace
09/05 – Montreal, QC @ La Tulipe
09/07 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
09/09 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
09/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
09/12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl
09/13 – Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell's
09/14 – New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom
09/15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
09/16 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
09/17 – New Haven, VT @ Toad's Place
09/18 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
09/22 – Orlando, FL @ Plaza Theatre
09/23 – Miami, FL @ Bardot
09/24 – Ybor City, FL @ Czar
09/25 – Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder
09/26 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks (tickets)
09/27 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
09/30 – Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up

10/01 – Los Angeles, CA Troubador
10/03 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Smell
10/04 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echo
10/05 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
10/06 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
10/07 – Oakland, CA @ New Parish
10/08 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim's


Friday, May 20, 2011

12 Stones Set To Release New Album 'Only Human' On August 23

12 Stones -- Paul McCoy (vocals), Eric Weaver (guitars), Justin Rimer (Guitar), Michael McManus (drums) -- will release their fourth album, Only Human, August 23 on the Executive Music Group label via Fontana/Universal. The band joined forces once again with producer Skidd Mills (Saving Abel, Skillet, Saliva), who had previously worked with 12 Stones on 2007's Anthem For The Underdog, which was inspired by the effects of Hurricane Katrina on their hometown of New Orleans. The first single and video from Only Human — which was mixed by Mike Shipley (Green Day, 30 Seconds To Mars) -- will impact radio and be available next month.

Says singer Paul McCoy: "We are very pleased to have signed to Executive Music Group, we felt they had our best interest at heart with wanting to get our music back to all our fans worldwide not only in the rock world but our fans in the Christian community as well. We appreciate all our fans and our main priority is to make sure our music is available to all who support us."

The New Orleans band's previous albums and singles have sold over two million copies in the U.S., in addition to singer Paul McCoy winning a Grammy Award for "Best Hard Rock Performance" for his contribution on Evanescence's "Bring Me To Life" smash hit single which went on to sell over 14 million albums worldwide. The band has also garnered multiple GMA Dove Nominations for their singles "Broken" and "Lie To Me."

Stay tuned for further album details and news about the band's forthcoming summer tour.


Thursday, May 19, 2011

Dr. John Owns Bonnaroo with Special Performance of Legendary 'Desitively Bonnaroo' LP

2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Dr. John will perform his landmark 1974 album Desitively Bonnaroo in its entirety on Saturday, June 11 with the original Meters and Allen Toussaint at Bonnaroo to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the popular music festival, which took its name from the album. He will also join Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys the next evening for a superjam. Always one of the most anticipated events at Bonnaroo, the superjam will be a can't-miss mash-up of New Orleans flavor and epic blues-rock. In July, Dr. John and his band the Lower 911 return to NYC for a headlining show at the bandshell in Brooklyn's Prospect Park.

Dr. John photo by Bruce Weber

Dr. John Spring Summer Tour 2011

June 11 Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo (Performing Desitively Bonnaroo w/ the Original Meters and Allen Toussaint @ THAT TENT)
June 12 Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo (Superjam with Dan Auerbach @ THAT TENT)
June 14 Denver, CO @ Botanic Gardens
June 15 Colorado Springs, CO @ Pikes Peak Center
June 16 Phoenix, AZ @ Celebrity Theater
June 18 Sparks, NV @ John Ascuaga's Nugget
June 19 Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
June 20 Eugene, OR @ Jacqua Concert Hall
June 22 Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory ConcertHouse
June 24 Richmond, BC @ River Rock Casino Resort
June 26 Long Beach, CA @ Rainbow Lagoon Park
June 30 Rudolstadt, Germany @ TFF Rudolstadt

July 01 London, UK @ BluesFest
July 02 Zagreb, Croatia @ Boogaloo
July 04 Bilbao, Spain @ Music Legends
July 05 & 6 Montreux, Switerland @ Jazz Fest
July 07 Vienna, Austria @ Jazz Fest Wien
July 08 Imatra, Finland @ Imatra Big Band Festival
July 10 Rotterdam, Netherlands @ North Sea Jazz Fest
July 23 Great Barrington, MA @ Mahaiwe Theater
July 24 Bridgeport, CT @ Gathering of the Vibes Fest
July 30 Brooklyn, NY @ Prospect Park Bandshell

Sep 2 & 3 St. Paul, MN @ State Fair Bandshell
Sep 7 & 9 Oakland, CA @ Yoshi's
Sep 10 San Diego, CA @ Ocean Beach Pier
Sep 22-25 Seattle, WA @ Jazz Alley
Sep 27 Saratoga, CA @ The Mountain Winery

More on Dr. John here:

Marc Broussard Sets Headline Tour

North American Trek Celebrates Louisiana Troubadour's Self-Titled New Album; New Single, "Only Everything," Lighting up at Hot AC Radio Outlets Nationwide; TBS' Lopez Tonight Slated for June 13th; "MARC BROUSSARD" Arrives in Stores and Online on June 14th

Marc Broussard

Atlantic recording artist Marc Broussard has announced plans for a major North American headline tour. The dates herald the arrival of the Louisiana-based bayou soul troubadour's self-titled new album, due in stores and at all online retailers on June 14th.

Broussard and his band will hit the highway beginning June 14th at Los Angeles, California's El Rey Theatre and then continue through early August (see itinerary below). Among the support acts accompanying Broussard on the tour will be F-Stop Music/Atlantic recording artist Matt Hires and Chop Shop/Atlantic recording group Scars On 45.

"MARC BROUSSARD" is currently being heralded by the new single, "Only Everything," which has already begun scoring at Hot AC radio outlets nationwide. A companion music video -- directed by filmmakers Paul & Joey Boukadakis -- is now in pre-production with a premiere date to be announced soon.

What's more, Broussard will celebrate the new album's release with a much anticipated performance of "Only Everything" on an upcoming episode of TBS' Lopez Tonight, scheduled for June 13th (check local listings).

The story behind "MARC BROUSSARD" -- appropriately this unique artist's first self-titled album -- is simple yet eloquent: It's great music, pulled from the heart, crafted impeccably and delivered with deep emotion. From the exhilarating drive of its first single, "Only Everything," to the hushed and exultant old-school soul of "Lucky," to the swampy blues that haunts "Eye on the Prize," "MARC BROUSSARD" stands as a lesson in transplanting the seeds of American music into the spirit of today.

Marc Broussard - On Tour 2011

14 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre
16 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up Tavern
17 San Juan Capistrano, CA Coach House
18 Visalia, CA Visalia Fox Theatre
19 San Francisco, CA The Independent
21 Petaluma, CA McNear's Mystic Theatre
22 Sacramento, CA Harlow's
24 Portland, OR Aladdin Theater
25 Seattle, WA Showbox At The Market
26 Vancouver, BC The Venue
29 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
30 Boise, ID Knitting Factory

1 Salt Lake City, UT The State Room
2 Reno, NV Knitting Factory
3 Las Vegas, NV Hard Rock Café On The Strip
6 Austin, TX Antone's
7 Dallas, TX House of Blues
8 Houston, TX House of Blues
9 New Orleans, LA Harrah's
14 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
15 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
16 Boston, MA Newburyport River Fest
17 Patchogue, NY Great South Bay Music Fest
20 Bethlehem, PA Musikfest Café
21 York, PA The Capital Theatre
22 Ann Arbor, MI Ann Arbor Art Fair
23 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Bowl
24 Portland, ME Port City Music Hall
27 Philadelphia, PA World Café Live
28 Annapolis, MD Ram's Head
29 Asheville, NC Bele Chere Festival
30 Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theatre
31 Wilmington, NC Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre

3 St. Louis, MO Old Rock House
4 Des Moines, IA People's Court
5 Kansas City, MO Crosstown Station
6 Omaha, NE Slowdown
8 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
9 Ft. Collins, CO Aggie Theatre

See for tour updates.

Friday, May 6, 2011

iClips To Stream New Orleans Jazz Fest Webcast 2011

Every year the music world concentrates on New Orleans for two weeks in late April and early May. Every year there are many music lovers that can't make it to New Orleans to experience 12 stages of music covering every genre from Funk to Latin to Soul and everything in between, plus all the art and food that New Orleans is well known for. We are very excited to announce that highlights from the 2011 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell will be broadcast on encoded and transmitted by on May 7 and 8. Coverage will also be on the homepage.

This year's webcast will bring the festival to people's homes across the country as Jimmy Buffett, Arcade Fire and Wilco will be positioned alongside the Neville Brothers, Irma Thomas and Galactic, among many others. Beginning at 6 p.m. CST on both May 7 and 8, the broadcast will include approximately 4 hours each night of performances, interviews, as well as a trip around the Fair Grounds to give viewers a glimpse at some of the elements that make Jazz Fest so special.

Other artists included in the webcast include Allen Toussaint, Cowboy Mouth, Better than Ezra, Marcia Ball, The Dixie Cups, George Porter Jr. & Runnin' Pardners, Voice of the Wetlands All-Stars, the Soul Rebels, Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes, and many others. Check for more info.

iClips and will team up for additional festivals this summer, offering video streaming of highlights from such events as Summer Camp, Mountain Jam, Electric Forest and others to be announced. Stay tuned for details.