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Chet Faker’s North American Headlining Tour Begins Today!

May 13, 2014 Leave a comment

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” insisted that funk can carve its own digital future.” –New York Times

“supple grooves and silky croons”Washington Post

“He has undeniable charisma and a distinct voice that’s effortlessly soulful.”Paste Magazine

“Cigarettes & Loneliness” named one of “The 24 Songs Every Man Should Listen To In 2014” – Esquire Magazine

“1998” Video | Audio Stream

“Talk Is Cheap” Video | Audio Stream

Australian singer & producer Chet Faker has been building a name for himself both in the US and abroad over the last few years. His recently released debut album Built On Glass (Downtown Records/Future Classic) has been garnering praise, and fresh off a sold out UK & European tour, he is set to kick off his headline North America tour today with a sold out show at Brooklyn, NY’s Output. He has already sold out most other dates on the tour including a second New York show, two Los Angeles dates at The Roxy, shows in Chicago, San Francisco, San Diego and more, and upgraded to a larger room due to demand in Boston.

Latest track “1998” has received raves from the likes of NPR Music, Esquire & Stereogum, and followed the release of single “Talk Is Cheap”–a track that crystallizes Faker’s wide-reaching aesthetic into a singular vision, fusing languid soul, classic songwriting intimacy, house music immediacy and the dusty thump of golden age hip-hop. Since the release of “Talk Is Cheap” in mid-February, it has received well over 3 million combined streams on YouTube & Soundcloud.

An artist of considerable range, Chet Faker-the name taken by the Melbourne-based songwriter and producer Nick Murphy-performs all of his own music, giving it a warm, homespun feel that also sounds like one of the world’s sultriest bands cranking at full steam. More information on all shows including ticket links, can be found at: http://chetfaker.com/shows

 

 

CHET FAKER NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE TOUR DATES

 

May 13 Brooklyn, NY – Output –SOLD OUT

May 14 Boston, MA – Paradise

May 16 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer

May 19 Toronto, ON – The Hoxton –SOLD OUT

May 20 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall –SOLD OUT

May 22 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge –SOLD OUT

May 23 Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club –SOLD OUT

May 24 George, WA – Sasquatch Festival, George Amphitheatre

May 26 San Francisco, CA – The Independent –SOLD OUT

May 27 Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy –SOLD OUT

May 29 Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy –SOLD OUT

May 30 San Diego, CA – Casbah –SOLD OUT

May 31 Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom

Jun 04 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater

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BRAND NEW VIDEO FROM LEGENDARY INTERNATIONAL HARD ROCKERS SCORPIONS HAS EXCLUSIVE WORLDWIDE PREMIERE ON USA TODAY.COM

January 17, 2014 Leave a comment

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SCORPIONS fans worldwide can check out the exclusive worldwide premiere of the brand new live performance video for “Holiday” on USA Today.com. The never-before-seen (or heard) video was recorded during the beautifully orchestrated stripped-down concerts that became SCORPIONS’ forthcoming CD/DVD and Blu-Ray release, MTV UNPLUGGED, but does not appear on any configuration of the releases.

“Holiday” |  On USA Today.com

Due out in North America on January 21st, material from MTV UNPLUGGED is taken from SCORPIONS’ first-ever “MTV Unplugged” show and features new acoustic versions of their best-loved classic hits, as well as five brand new songs. MTV UNPLUGGED will be available in North America as a deluxe CD + DVD package and as a Blu-Ray, and is being released in 50 countries, a testament to the German band’s iconic status worldwide.

Recorded and filmed on September 11th and September 12th of last year,  SCORPIONS MTV UNPLUGGED was culled from two dynamic acoustic sets at the Lycabettus Theatre in Athens, Greece. The spectacular open-air theatre, situated 300 meters above the city, was an impressive backdrop for the first-ever open-air show in the history of “MTV Unplugged” (the theatre also shares a birth year with SCORPIONS themselves, having been built in 1965.). In other news, SCORPIONS are still in the midst of their epic Farewell World Tour; the tour has been going on for more than three years now. To the delight of their fans there is no end in sight, as to date the band has only played 23 out of the 38 countries planned on the itinerary.

SCORPIONS are Klaus Meine (vocals/guitar), Rudolf Schenker (guitars/vocals), Matthias Jabs (guitars), Pawel Maciwoda (bass) and James Kottak (drums); additional musical support on MTV UNPLUGGED includes contributions from Swedish musicians and producers Mikael Nord Andersson (guitars, mandolin, lap steel, vocals) and Martin Hansen (guitars, harmonica, vocals). The duo is also responsible for the arrangements on MTV UNPLUGGED.

SCORPIONS are one of the most successful international hard rock bands of all time, selling upwards of 75 million records worldwide and playing more than 5,000 concerts in 80+ countries globally. Formed in Germany in 1965, the band has come to be known for their colossal radio and MTV hits “Rock You Like A Hurricane,” “No One Like You” and “Wind Of Change,” as well as their status as international rock ambassadors. VH1 ranked SCORPIONS as the #46 Artist on the “Greatest Artists Of Hard Rock” special, while “Rock You Like A Hurricane” came in at #18 on VH1’s “Greatest Hard Rock Songs”. The band recently received a star on the Hollywood Rock Walk in Los Angeles. To date, the Scorpions have released 18 studio albums and 5 live records.

live ‘stache: Against Me! Announce Winter 2014 Headlining Tour

December 4, 2013 Leave a comment

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Against Me Band PhotoAgainst Me! have announced their upcoming Winter 2014 headlining tour. Hitting the road in advance of the release of their highly-anticipated sixth full-length album, Transgender Dysphoria Blues, the 22-date tour begins on Tuesday, December 31 in Pittsburgh, PA at the Altar Bar and will visit markets such as Cleveland, OH on Saturday, January 4, Brooklyn, NY on Thursday, January 9, Birmingham, AL on Friday, January 17, Nashville, TN on Sunday, January 19, and will culminate in a performance at the Culture Room in Ft. Lauderdale, FL on Sunday, January 26. Support on the entire run will be provided by The Sidekicks and The Shondes, and more information on tickets can be found on Against Me!’s official website.

Against Me! have also recently released the first song from the upcoming full-length. Titled “FUCKMYLIFE666,” the track was recently released on Against Me!’s acoustic

True Trans EP but receives the full-band treatment on the upcoming album that will be released through the band’s own Total Treble label in North America on Tuesday, January 21 (Resist Records will release in Australia and Xtra Mile Recordings to the rest of the world.)

 

Transgender Dysphoria Blues is now available for pre-order through iTunes HERE, and those ordering the album will receive an instant download of “FUCKMYLIFE666” with their purchase. Additionally, a physical presale for the album can be found in the Total Treble webstore, which offers exclusive vinyl and bundles not available anywhere else.

 

Transgender Dysphoria Blues is the intense follow-up to the Against Me!’s previous full-length album, White Crosses, and stands as another major benchmark for the band and its career spanning 10+ years. Recorded at Studio 606, Earth Sound Studio, Motor Studio, Total Treble Studio and mixed by Billy Bush (Garbage, Muse, Tegan and Sara), Transgender Dysphoria Blues is an insightful and highly-provocative 10-song offering written by frontwoman Laura Jane Grace, whose material examines one’s grappling with gender dysphoria, the loss of a young friend and pure self discovery, as well as love and ultimate acceptance. Featuring Grace’s signature, explicit songwriting and dominant vocals, the album also features longtime guitarist/vocalist James Bowman, drummer Atom Willard and Fat Mike of NOFX on bass for “FUCKMYLIFE666” and “Unconditional Love.”

 

With its lineup firmly in place that includes new bassist Inge Johansson, Against Me! will be making the following appearances during December and January. Tour dates below.

 

DECEMBER

31 – Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar

 

JANUARY

02 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection

03 – Newport, KY – The Historic Southgate House

04 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom & Tavern

05 – Buffalo, NY – The Town Ballroom

07 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground

08 – New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place

09 – Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade

10 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony

11 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon

12 – Virginia Beach, VA – The Jewish Mother

14 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle

15 – Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern

16 – Greenville, SC – The Handlebar

17 – Birmingham, AL – WorkPlay Theatre

18 – Memphis, TN – The New Daisy Theatre

19 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge

21 – Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club

22 – Jacksonville Beach, FL – Freebird Live

24 – St. Petersburg, FL – State Theatre

25 – Orlando, FL – The Beacham Theater

26 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room

 

Against Me!: Official Website | Facebook |Laura Jane Grace’s Twitter|Total Treble Records 

live ‘stache: Icon For Hire Starts Fall Tour; Launches Pre-Order For New Album (Due 10/15)

September 23, 2013 Leave a comment

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Charismatic rock trio Icon For Hire is having a busy autumn, for sure. Having completed their highly anticipated second album, due 10/15, they’ve announced preorders for the self-titled effort on iTunes and on the website of their label, Tooth And Nail. They’re also just about to start their latest tour. Called “An Evening With Icon For Hire,” the shows will include acoustic and electric performances, a Q&A with the group, and a fashion show featuring designs from the Custom Catastrophes line, started and run by Icon For Hire‘s frontwoman,  Ariel.

Check out a 30 second teaser of one of Icon For Hire‘s tracks, “Watch Me.”

Icon For Hire: “Watch Me” (snippet/teaser) | An Evening With Icon For Hire tour promo video (PLEASE POST/SHARE)

Of the tour, Ariel says: “We designed ‘An Evening With Icon For Hire’ to connect with our fans in the most intimate setting we could think of. We’ve put a lot of work into making sure this is the most special tour we’ve ever done. It’s a dream!”

AN EVENING WITH ICON FOR HIRE DATES:

9/19 | St. Petersburg, FL @ Local 662

9/20 | Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl

9/21 | Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street Club

9/22 | Springfield, VA @ Empire

9/27 | Merriam, KS @ Aftershock

9/28 | Urbana, IL @ Canopy Club

9/29 | Columbus, OH @ The A&R Bar

10/3 | Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep

10/4 | Murray, UT @ The Murray Theater

10/5 | Las Vegas, NV @ Vinyl

10/6 | Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy Theatre

10/9 | Seattle, WA @ El Corazon

10/10 | Portland, OR @ The Hawthorne Theatre

10/11 | Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk


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‘s debut album, Scripted, marked a milestone in Tooth & Nail Records history as their highest charting debut album. The album debuted on the Billboard 200 Album chart, peaked at # 4 on the iTunes Rock chart, and charted at # 19 overall. Their videos for “Make A Move and “Get Well” have received over 6 million views on YouTube. The band says that their upcoming second album “After 18 months of touring and lots of journaling, we went away to write our most vulnerable music yet. We are not a one dimensional band so we didn’t write a one dimensional record.”

Icon For Hire Online: Official Website | Facebook | Twitter  

live ‘stache: IAMDYNAMITE Announces The “Turn On The Stereo” Tour

September 11, 2013 Leave a comment

Iamdynamite Press PhotoSure, summer’s over, and you might be headed back to school. The days are getting shorter and the weather’s getting colder. If the impending seasons are getting you down, there’s no reason to fret, because the guys of IAMDYNAMITE are hitting the road again, and their mission is to turn those frowns upside down with their high-energy performances and catchy pop/rock songs.

Christopher Martin and Chris Phillips are packing up the van and criss-crossing the United States once more in support of their debut album, Supermegafantastic. The latest leg-called the “Turn On The Stereo” tour- starts at the Blind Pig in Ann Arbor, MI tomorrow, 9/12, and it concludes in Charlotte, NC on November 10th. A full list of dates can be found below, and tickets are currently on sale.

IAMDYNAMITE’s debut album, Supermegafantastic, has been garnering raves ever since it was released. Allmusic.com says “IAMDYNAMITE have a knack for catchy, rhythmically infectious punk-pop and garage rock anthems that grab your attention with an all-caps energy that’s hard to turn away from,” while Absolute Punk reports that “They clearly have a good time on their journey without dumbing their music down.” Huffington Post, meanwhile, counts Supermegafantastic as “among this year’s best.” Their live show has also received acclaim, and their inventive video clips have garnered over half a million combined views on YouTube.

The manic black and white video for “Stereo,” which you can currently hear on a radio station near you,is reminiscent of the White Stripes and showcases IAMDYNAMITE‘s unique brand of infectious rock.

IAMDYNAMITE “Turn On The Stereo” Tour Dates

9/12 – The Blind Pig – Ann Arbor, MI

9/13 – Subterranean – Chicago, IL

9/14 – The Shelter – Detroit, MI

9/15 – The Loft – Lansing, MI

9/20 – 91X Fest – Chula Vista, CA

9/26 – The Local 662 – St. Petersburg, PA

9/27 – Jack Rabbits – Jacksonville, FL

10/5 – Pop’s – Sauget, IL

10/11 – The Studio at Webster Hall – New York, NY

10/12 – Jewish Mother – Virginia Beach, VA

10/13 – 4th Annual Surfrider Lip-Rippin’ Chilympics – Murrells Inlet, SC

10/24 – Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO

10/25 – The Marquis Theater – Denver, CO

10/29 – The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE

10/31 – The Phoenix – Fayetteville, AR

11/1 – Three Links – Dallas, TX

11/3 – Stubb’s – Austin, TX

11/7 – The Pour House Music Hall – Raleigh, NC

11/8 – New Brookland Tavern – West Columbia, SC

11/9 – Ziggy’s By The Sea – Wilmington, NC

11/10 – The Casbah – Charlotte, NC

SoundCtrl’s 4th Annual FlashFWD Awards | Internetweek NY 2013 Recap

Last Wednesday, May 22nd as part of Internet Week New York, SoundCtrl hosted and co-presented with ‘stache media the second annual Music Tech Day at The Metropolitan Pavilion followed by The 4th Annual FlashFWD Awards at The Gramercy Theatre.

Music Tech Day showcased a day of keynotes, panels & classes designed for lively debate and inspiring experiences about the advancement of digital music culture, and kicked off with the Big Data vs Big Engagement, which discussed the impact on engagement of real time marketing. The session moderated by Beverly Jackson, Senior Director Marketing and Social from The GRAMMYS included guest speakers Alex White, Co-Founder and CEO of Next Big Sound, Alex Martinez, Co-Founder & CEO of IND Music, Haylie Rudy from Mass Relevance and ‘stache media’s Allison Moore (Associate Director of Advertising, Social Media Marketing, & Consumer Research). View on Livestream.

Another featured panel, Streaming It: The Tipping Point discussed the music industry shift from traditional to digital stream platforms based on social capabilities. The session moderated by Andrew Hampp, Senior Branding Correspondent at Billboard included guest speakers Matt Ostrower, Senior Director of Artist Partnerships & Programming at Pandora, Steve Goldstein, CEO and Founder of ZUUS and Daniel Hayek, Director Education + Community at Vimeo. View on Livestream.

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That evening, the invitation only FlashFWD Awards honored the following: ?uestlove for the SoundWAV Influencer Award, Songza for Best in Discovery, V Squared Labs for Best in Live, Instagram for Best in Mobile & Tablet, Tumblr for Best in Artist Support and Soundplay by Pitchfork and Intel for Best in Gaming. The surprise presenter of the evening was Swizz Beatz who presented The SoundWAV Influencer Award to ?uestlove.

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The Flash FWD Awards were hosted by hip hop sketch comics, ItsTheReal (Jeff Rosenthal and Eric Rosenthal) who introduced the opening performance by our very own Robert DeLong. Billboard Biz exclusively announced the musical guests of the ceremony featuring Joey Badass, Charles Yang and an amazing light show by Team iLuminate.

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Closing out the evening, Team iLuminate showcased its new performance of “Artists of Light” with an incredible combination of dance, music and technology and a perfect conclusion to honoring excellence in music and technology.

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Check out the full recaps from the event on Billboard Biz, Fuse TV and Vibe.

live ‘stache: You’re Invited to see TOMMY & THE HIGH PILOTS Take Over Bowery Electric!

Please Join Us For:

 

TOMMY & THE HIGH PILOTS

 

Monday | April 8th | 9pm

 

       Bowery Electric (At Bowery and E. 2nd St.)

 

Santa Barbara’s Tommy & The High Pilots are swooping into New York next week for a special performance at the Bowery Electric. Come see what all the hype is about.

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Listen/Watch: “Only Human” Lyric Video

Orchestrating a perfect blend of dancey, indie pop infused with undercurrents of punk and soul, Tommy & The High Pilots deliver an upbeat and gregarious live show that’s not to be missed!

“You know what we mainly really love about Tommy of folksy Santa Barbara indie-pop act Tommy & The High Pilots? Everything.” – MTV Buzzworthy

Tommy & The High Pilots is releasing their new full-length, Only Human on May 28th. The record was produced by Matt Wallace (Maroon 5, Train)and will be out on Redbird Records.

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