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Tea Leaf Green pays tribute to the Big Man at the Stone Pony

This past Sunday, Father’s Day, Tea Leaf Green performed at the fabled Stone Pony bar and frequent home of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band in what became a tribute concert for legendary saxophonist Clarence Clemons. Springsteen and Clemons met at the Asbury Park bar in 1971, a story both men have told onstage for the past 40 years. Clemons, 69, the “Big Man” in Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, died Saturday night.

Fans who came to pay respects were given free admission to evening headliners Tea Leaf Green who showed love and admiration for Clemons. “It was an honor to pay tribute to ‘The Big Man’ at our last show on this leg of the tour,” said guitarist/vocalist Josh Clark. “We saw firsthand how much Asbury Park and the Stone Pony loved him. We listened to him play all day in the van on our way down there.”

Fellow band member Trevor Garrod added, “When we found out Clarence had died we where still a few hours from Asbury Park. It was a beautiful day; the sun was setting into a riot of crimson clouds; flowers and chalk drawings lined the sidewalk outside of the club. The Atlantic Ocean's waves rolled calmly in across the street. Though we where only coming through coincidentally, we nonetheless felt honored to be part of the celebration of this great musician's life. We couldn't help but feel that somehow the universe was encouraging us to keep up this tradition of rock 'n roll. After we played our set, I jumped into the moonlit sea with some kids who had come to watch the show. I couldn't help but wonder if, back in the day, Clarence had ever done the same. He will be missed.”

San Francisco Bay Area troubadours Tea Leaf Green are newfangled Lost Boys, a traveling gang dedicated to seeking wisdom and experience in places both glorious and seedy. The band’s summer tour kicks off on July 2 in Colorado on the heels of its seventh studio album, Radio Tragedy!, freshly released through Thirty Tigers.

In many ways, this quintet is the essence of rock’s adventurous, playfully outlaw spirit, all of which ultimately fuels songs that resonate with classic vibrations, open-ended possibilities and radio-ready charm. With Radio Tragedy!, Tea Leaf Green have made a record that’s both timely and timeless - a strange, beautiful space that they inhabit naturally and gracefully.

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TEA LEAF GREEN Summer tour dates 2011

Sat., July 2   SNOWMASS VILLAGE, CO The ECO Music Festival
Sun., July 10   DETROIT, MI St. Andrews Hall
Mon., July 11   COLUMBUS, OH Newport Music Hall
Tues., July 12   GRAND RAPIDS, MI The Intersection
Wed., July 13   INDIANAPOLIS, IN Egyptian Room at Murat Theater
Thurs., July 14   DAVENPORT, IA The Redstone Room
Fri., July 15   MILWAUKEE, WI Shank Hall
Sat., July 16   MINNEAPOLIS, MN Cabooze On West Bank
Sat., July 23   BRIDGEPORT, CT Gathering of the Vibes
Tues., July 26   SPOKANE, WA Knitting Factory
Wed., July 27   VANCOUVER, WA Commodore Ballroom
Thurs., July 28   PORTLAND, OR Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre
Fri., July 29   BELLINGHAM, WA Wild Buffalo
Sat., July 30   SEATTLE, WA Neptune Theatre  
Sun., July 31   EUGENE, OR W.O.W. Hall
Mon., Aug. 1   RENO, NV Grand Sierra Theatre
Wed., Aug. 3   LOS ANGELES, CA Club Nokia
Thurs., Aug. 4   VENTURA, CA Majestic Ventura Theatre
Fri., Aug. 5   PIONEERTOWN, CA Pappy & Harriet’s Palace
Sat., Aug. 6    LAS VEGAS, NV Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Sun., Aug. 7   SAN DIEGO, CA Humphrey’s Concerts by Bay
Tues., Aug. 9   ANAHEIM, CA The Grove of Anaheim
Wed., Aug. 10   TEMPE, AZ Marquee Theatre
Mon., Sept. 5   BETHLEHEM, PA SteelJam Festival
Fri., Sept. 30   SAN FRANCISCO, CA The Independent
Sat., Oct. 1   SAN FRANCISCO, CA The Independent

Lindsey Buckingham announces sixth solo album

Legendary guitarist, singer/songwriter, Grammy winner, producer and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Lindsey Buckingham will release his sixth solo album, Seeds We Sow, on September 6, 2011.  This album is Buckingham’s first self-release, in which he took a true DIY approach, not only writing and performing every song on the record but producing and mixing them as well. Buckingham also announced a 31-city North American tour in support of the album which kicks off on September 9 in Nevada and continues through October 25 in Napa, CA (full routing below).  Tickets go on sale in select cities beginning June 16, check your local venue for ticket purchase and on-sale info.

Speaking on Seeds We Sow, Buckingham says, “This might be the best work I’ve ever done. I think it’s an excellent representation of what I do. It shows a certain maturity and musicianship and I just feel like I have a lot of tools in my musical vocabulary from which to draw that are again the product of the choices I’ve made. It’s on my own terms. This is very much from the inside out and I hope I never stop doing that.”

From the album’s first single “In Our Own Time,” to the soft melodic pop/rock tinge of “End of Time” and the album’s most rocking track, “One Take,” to the touching “When She Comes Down” and the almost lullaby-esque hushed tones of the gorgeous closing number, “She Smiles Sweetly,” the album showcases Buckingham’s full arsenal of skills.  Just as his guitar style on Seeds We Sow is more mature and refined, so too are his lyrics, with one of the standout tracks being the hook-laden “Illumination.” “I think the lyrics over the years have actually gotten better because they’ve gotten a little, I don’t want to say obscure, but more poetic in the way they’re created,” he says, adding, “It’s a mysterious process even to me.”

ABOUT LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM
Palo Alto, CA native Lindsey Buckingham is best known for his work as guitarist, male vocalist and songwriter for Fleetwood Mac, a band that has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide, won countless awards, sold out venues around the world, and helped define the sound of rock for the last three decades. Buckingham was the predominant musical force behind such Mac albums as Rumours and the innovative Tusk, and has created a critically acclaimed body of solo work that yielded the hits, “Trouble,” “Go Insane,” and “Holiday Road.” After moving to Los Angeles in 1973 with then girlfriend Stevie Nicks, the two were signed to Polydor Records and released the now cult favorite Buckingham Nicks album.  The two joined Fleetwood Mac on New Year’s Eve of 1974 and the band’s self-titled album was released in 1975.  The album was a hit, however, it did not compare to the success of 1977’s Rumors, led by the Buckingham-written single “Go Your Own Way,” which has gone on to become one of the best selling albums of all time (even re-appearing on the Billboard Top 40 in 2011 after the “Glee” episode paid tribute to the album). 1979’s critically acclaimed double-album, Tusk, famously cost the band over a million dollars to record and was followed by 1982’s Mirage and 1987’s Tango in the Night, also huge commercial successes for the band.  Buckingham’s first solo album, 1981’s Law and Order, produced the hit single “Trouble.” Buckingham’s subsequent solo albums, 1984’s Go Insane, 1992’s Out of the Cradle, 2006’s Under the Skin and 2008’s Live at the Bass Performance Hall and Gift of Screws have all earned critical acclaim.  He was recently honored with ASCAP’s Golden Note Award, and has also received The Les Paul Award.  For more information please log on to www.lindseybuckingham.com.
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“SEEDS WE SOW” TOUR DATES:
Fri.-Sat., Sept. 9-10 RENO, NV Nugget Casino
Mon., Sept. 12 BOISE, ID Egyptian Theatre
Tues., Sept. 13   SALT LAKE CITY, UT The Depot
Wed., Sept. 14  DENVER, CO University of Denver  Gates Hall
Fri., Sept. 16  MINNEAPOLIS, MN Pantages Theatre
Sat., Sept. 17  MILWAUKEE, WI The Pabst Theater
Sun., Sept. 18  CHICAGO, IL Vic Theater
Tues., Sept. 20  PITTSBURGH, PA Carnegie Music Hall
Thurs., Sept. 22  PHILADELPHIA, PA Keswick Theatre
Fri., Sept. 23  WESTHAMPTON BEACH, NY Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Ctr.
Sat., Sept. 24  RIDGEFIELD, CT Ridgefield Playhouse
Sun., Sept. 25  BOSTON, MA Wilbur Theatre
Tues., Sept. 27 NEW YORK, NYThe Town Hall
Thurs., Sept. 29  MORRISTOWN, NJ Mayo Performing Arts Center
Fri., Sept. 30  BALTIMORE, MD Goucher College       
Sat., Oct. 1  DURHAM, NC Carolina Theatre of Durham
Mpn., Oct.  3  JACKSONVILLE, FL Florida Theatre
Tues., Oct. 4  FORT PIERCE, FL Sunrise Theatre
Wed., Oct. 5  CLEARWATER, FL Capitol Theatre
Fri., Oct. 7 ATLANTA, GA Symphony Hall
Sun., Oct. 9 HOUSTON, TX Verizon Wireless Theatre
Wed., Oct. 12  PHOENIX, AZ Celebrity Theatre
Thurs., Oct. 13   LOS ANGELES, CA Royce Hall
Fri., Oct. 14  LAS VEGAS, NV Aliente Resort
Sat., Oct. 15  PALM DESERT (PALM SPRINGS), CA McCallum Theater
Mon., Oct. 17 ANAHEIM, CA Grove of Anaheim
Tues., Oct. 18  TURLOCK, CA Turlock Community Theatre
Wed., Oct. 19   SAN FRANCISCO, CA The Regency Center
Sat., Oct. 22  VANCOUVER, BC The Ctr. in Vancouver for Performing Arts
Sun., Oct. 23  SEATTLE, WA Little Creek Casino Resort        
Tues., Oct. 25  NAPA, CA Uptown Theater

Furthur Confirms 3 Nights @ Red Rocks

Furthur will be back at Red Rocks on September 30th, October 1st, and October 2nd.   Check out all upcoming Furthur dates below:

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Girl Talk & Jim Jones Collaborate On "Believe In Magic"

In late February 2011, as Girl Talk was about to head out for his second month of touring in support of All Day, Pitchfork TV brought Girl Talk and Dipset’s Jim Jones together in Jones’ Nomad District Studio in New York for a special edition of their “Selector” series. Together, with Girl Talk producing a beat sampled from Honey Cone’s “Want Ads” and Jones freestyling over it, the two created a new track -- “Believe in Magic.” The results of the “Selector” taping exceeded all expectations and Jones was so pleased he took things one step further and invited R&B vocalist Lloyd to contribute, essentially making “Believe in Magic” the perfect summer jam. Watch “Believe In Magic” being made, and download Jim Jones ft. Lloyd and Girl Talk’s “Believe In Magic” below.

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Girl Talk hits the road next week once again in support of All Day. Catch him in the Southeast this month, and playing festivals, including Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Summerfest, Wanderlust, Ottawa Blues Fest and more, throughout North America all summer long.

Girl Talk Tour Dates:

Wed. May 18 -- St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live

Thu. May 19 -- Miami, FL @ The Fillmore

Fri. May 20 -- Miami, FL @ The Fillmore

Sat. May 21 -- Orlando, FL @ House of Blues

Sun. May 22 -- Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Music Fest

Tue. May 24 -- Oxford, MS @ The Lyric Oxford

Thu. May 26 -- Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Festival

Sat. May 28 -- Chillicothe, IL @ Summer Camp

Sun. May 29 -- Thornville, OH @ Hookahville

Sat. June 11 -- Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival

Fri. June 17 -- Atlantic City, NJ @ Showboat Atlantic City - House of Blues

Sat. June 18 -- Governors Island @ Revelation Music Festival - South Island Field

Sat. June 25 -- New Braunfels, TX @ Whitewater Music Amphitheater

Fri. July 1 -- Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest - Miller Lite Stage

Sat. July 2 -- Des Moines, IA @ 80/35 Festival

Sun. July 3 -- Thackerville, OK @ WinStar Casino - ShowPlace

Thu. July 7 -- Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Blues Festival

Fri. July 8 -- Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy

Sat. July 9 -- Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy

Sun. July 10 -- Quebec City, PQ @ Quebec City International

Sat. July 30 -- Lake Tahoe, CA @ Wanderlust Festival

Wed. Aug. 3 -- Canandaigua, NY @ Constellation Brands w/ Wiz Khalifa

Fri. Aug. 5 -- Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza

Sat. Aug. 6 -- Kansas City, KS @ Kanrocksas Music Festival

Sat. Aug. 13 -- San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands Festival

Sat. Aug. 20 -- Squamish, BC @ Live at Squamish

Fri. Sep. 2 -- Snowmass, CO @ Jazz Aspen Labor Day Festival

Upcoming Shows @ Boulder Theater | 05.02.11

Here is what we have coming up at the Boulder Theater as of May 2nd.  All shows are ON SALE NOW unless otherwise noted. All additions and changes are in blue.
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BOULDER THEATER:

Tue May 3 Soda Jerk Presents
7:00 pm Danzig
w/ Devildriver & 2 Cents
AA / GA $25 adv / GA $28 dos

Fri May 6 Silverfox Productions, 97.3 KBCO & Marquee Magazine Present
7:00 pm Pearl St. Music Festival featuring
Mason Jennings, The Head and the Heart, Gregory Alan Isakov & Ian Cooke
AA / 2-Day Pass $75
Single Day Tickets Now Available!

Sat May 7 Silverfox Productions, 97.3 KBCO & Marquee Magazine Present
7:00 pm Pearl St. Music Festival featuring
Dr. Dog, Paper Bird & Boulder Acoustic Society
AA / 2-Day Pass $75
Single Day Tickets Now Available!

Sun May 8 Boulder Ballet Presents
10:30 am & 1:30 pm The Little Mermaid - 6th Annual Mother's Day Performance
AA / Student $15 / GA $22 / Reserved $30

Mon May 9 Boulder Weekly, KGNU and Twist & Shout Present
7:00 pm Femi Kuti & The Positive Force
w/ DJ Segue
AA / GA $25 adv / GA $27.50 dos

Fri May 13 TheBluesMobile.com, 97.3 KBCO, Colorado Daily & Daily Camera Present
6:30 pm Boulder Roots & Blues Summit Feat
Lucinda Williams
w/ Lionel Young
21+ / GA $35 / Reserved Balcony $45 / Summit 3-day VIP Pass $325

Sat May 14 TheBluesMobile.com, 97.3 KBCO, Colorado Daily & Daily Camera Present
6:30 pm Boulder Roots & Blues Summit Feat
Leon Russell w/ Janiva Magness
21+ / GA $30 / Reserved $37.50 / Gold Circle $50 / Summit 3-day VIP Pass $325

Sun May 15 TheBluesMobile.com, 97.3 KBCO, Colorado Daily & Daily Camera Present
7:00 pm Boulder Roots & Blues Summit Feat
Sheryl Crow
21+  / GA $69.50 / Reserved $85 / Summit 3-day VIP Pass $325

Sun May 22 97.3 KBCO Presents
6:00 pm eTown
featuring Matt Wertz & Nicole Atkins
AA / GA $19

Thur Jun 2 Square Peg / Sherpa Concerts & Colorado Daily Present
7:00 pm Trailer Park Boys Live: Starring Ricky, Julian & Bubbles
AA / Reserved $30 adv / Reserved $35 dos
SOLD OUT!!

Fri Jun 3 Square Peg / Sherpa Concerts & Colorado Daily Present
8:00 pm Trailer Park Boys Live: Starring Ricky, Julian & Bubbles
AA / Reserved $30 adv / Reserved $35 dos

Sat Jun 4 97.3 KBCO And Twist & Shout Present
7:30 pm Iron & Wine
AA / GA $32.50 adv / GA $35 dos
SOLD OUT!!

Sat Jun 5 The Onion Presents
7:30 pm Richard Cheese & Lounge Against the Machine
AA / GA $25 / Reserved $37.50 / Gold Circle $50

Mon Jun 6 Westword Presents
7:30 pm Bootsy Collins
AA / GA $33.50

Sat Jun 11 Boulder Weekly & Radio 1190 Present
7:30 pm Zoe Keating
AA / GA $17.50 / Reserved $25

Wed Jun 29 97.3 KBCO Presents
6:00 pm eTown
featuring Hot Tuna & Dar Williams
AA / GA $ 22

Mon Jul 4 Red Rocks & Blue II with
8:00 pm Umphrey's McGee
AA / tickets part of Red Rocks 2-Day Package

Fri Jul 22 The Unreasonable Institute Presents:
1:00 pm Unreasonable Entrepreneurs Global Summit
AA / Early Bird $106 / Post 6/24 GA $125

Sun Aug 7 Tower of Power
7:30 pm 21+ / GA $30

Sat Aug 20 97.3 KBCO & Westword Present
7:00 pm B.B. King

21+ / GA $69.50 / Reserved $87.50 / Gold Circle $115

Upcoming Shows for the Fox Theatre | 05.02.11

Here is what we have coming up at the Fox Theatre as of May 2nd.  All shows are ON SALE NOW unless otherwise noted. All additions and changes are in blue.
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FOX THEATRE:

Wed May 4 Blastoff Entertainment Presents
8:30 pm Robotic Pirate Monkey (EP Release Show)
w/ Slim Thugz, THiCK CHiCK, & King
AA / GA $14 adv / GA $16 dos

Thur May 5 Marquee Magazine, Radio 1190 and Twist & Shout Present
8:30 pm Celebrate Cinco De Mayo with...
The Black Angels
w/ Sleepy Sun
AA / GA $15 adv / GA $18 dos

Fri May 6 Family Moons & Colorado Daily Present
8:30 pm Love and Light
w/ Future Simple Project, Omega, Souljorn & Markus Whaley

Sat May 7 Boulder Weekly & Grateful Web Present
8:30 pm Cornmeal
w/ Good Gravy & Smooth Money Gesture
AA / GA $12.50 adv / GA $15 dos

Sun May 8 Rooster Magazine, Radio 1190's Basementalism and Twist & Shout Present
8:30 pm The Fresh Brew Tour feat.
Devin The Dude
w/ Coughee Brothaz & Diamond Boiz
AA / GA $20

Mon May 9 Westword, Radio 1190 & Twist & Shout Present
8:00 pm Jessica Lea Mayfield & Nathaniel Rateliff
AA / GA $12.50 adv / GA $15 dos

Thur May 12 Colorado Daily & Radio 1190 Basementalism Present
8:30 pm CunninLynguists
w/ Homeboy Sandman, Tonedeff & Blue Sky Black Death
AA / GA $15 adv / GA $18 dos

Fri May 13 TheBluesmobile.com, Daily Camera & Colorado Daily Present
9:30 pm Boulder Roots & Blues summit feat
Vieux Farka Toure & William Elliott Whitmore
AA / GA $20 adv / GA $25 dos

Sat May 14 TheBluesMobile.com, Colorado Daily & Daily Camera Present
9:30 pm Boulder Roots & Blues Summit feat
Davy Knowles
with Hazel Miller Blues Band And Taylor Scott & Another Kind of Magick
AA / GA $20 adv / GA $23 dos / Summit 3-day VIP Pass $325

Tue May 17 The Family Tour Featuring
8:30 pm Atmosphere
w/ Blueprint, Grieves with Budo, Musab & DJ Abilities
AA / GA $25
SOLD OUT!!

Wed May 18 Colorado Daily & 1190's Basementalism Present
8:30 pm D12, Young Buck & Trick Trick
AA / GA $15 adv / GA $18 dos

Thur May 19 The Juarez Street Fighters
8:30 pm w/ Fancy Show Box & Ember
AA / GA $12 adv / GA $15 dos

Fri May 20 Colorado Daily & Radio 1190 Basementalism Present
8:30 pm The Jet Life Tour feat
Curren$y
w/ Trademark, Young Roddy, Fiend & Corner Boy P
AA / GA $15 adv / GA $18 dos

Sat May 21 Colorado Daily Presents
8:30 pm YAMN & Hot Soup
AA / GA $8 adv / GA $10 dos

Sun May 22 Boulder School of Rock Does "Punk and Beyond"
1:00 pm AA / GA $10 adv / GA $12 dos

Tues May 24 Colorado Daily, Radio 1190's Chunk of Funk and Twist & Shout Present
8:30 pm Orgone
w/ Liebermonster
AA / GA $10.00 adv / GA $12.00 dos

Thur May 26 Colorado Daily Presents
TBA Heyoka, R/D, & Ill Esha
AA / GA $12 adv / GA $15 dos

Fri May 27 Radio 1190's Local Shakedown And Twist & Shout Presents
8:30 pm Bad Weather California & Hot White
w/ School Knights + Pacific Pride (Split Cassette Release Party)
AA / GA $5 adv / GA $8 dos

Sat May 28 Dechen Hawk's Soul Sessions
8:30 pm w/ Rogue Sound, By All Means & Dreams Are For Rookies
AA / GA $5 adv / GA $8 dos

Fri Jun 3 Colorado Daily, Radio 1190 and Twist & Shout Present
8:30 pm Noah and the Whale
w/ Bahamas
AA / GA $15

Wed Jun 8 Boulder Weekly Presents
8:30 pm Langhorne Slim
w/ Samantha Crain (Trio)
AA / GA $12 adv / GA $15 dos

Sat Jun 11 97.3 KBCO & Boulder Weekly Present
8:30 pm Toots and the Maytals
AA / GA $27.50 adv / GA $30 dos

Wed Jun 29 Colorado Daily Presents
8:30 pm The Civil Wars
AA / GA $15 adv / GA $18 dos

Fri July 1 Lotus
8:30 pm All Tickets Sold Via Lotus Fan Club as Red Rocks 2-Day

Thur July 7 Mat Mchugh of the Beautiful Girls (Solo Acoustic) & Mishka (Acoustic)
8:30 pm w/ Anuhea
AA / GA $13 adv / GA $16 dos

Wed July 13 Colorado Daily Presents
8:30 pm Zach Deputy
AA / GA $8

Thur July 14 Boulder Weekly Presents
8:30 pm James McMurtry
AA / GA $16 adv / GA $20 dos

Wed July 20 Boulder Weekly Presents
8:30 pm Maceo Parker
AA / GA $25

Thur Aug 11 FMQB Triple A Summit feat
8:00 pm John Butler Trio, Brandi Carlile & NeedToBreathe

21+ / FOX Onsale TBAShannon Bock


2011 Furthur Summer Tour Dates

Furthur will be heading on the road in the Summer of 2011 for a tour that will bring them up and down the east coast, featuring returns to some of the hottest stops on the Spring Tour of 2011 including Boston, Philadelphia, Georgia and Florida, and loads of other great places. Check out all dates and other information here.

The ticketing information for all shows except All Good and GOTV is below.

Mail-Order: Accepting postmarks from April 9th, 2011 until May 20th, 2011.
Internet Pre-Sale: Noon EST on April 11th, 2011 and end 6:00pm EST on April 14th, 2011.
Public On Sale: View the Tour page.

French Horn Rebellion Release Debut LP & Tour

French Horn Rebellion (Robert and David Perlick-Molinari) kick off 2011 by announcing the US self-release of their debut album The Infinite Music of French Horn Rebellion on April 19th digitally and May 24th physically (Once Upon A Time Records) and a 27 date North American tour supporting French electro pop outfit Yelle starting 17th April.

Written, produced and mixed by Robert and David, The Infinite Music… is a debut album that warps the fabric of dance, electro, rock and funk and may just turn out to be a contender for this year’s most ambitious, multi-faceted and engaging debut album. Crucially, the album also follows an intergalactic narrative that tracks the physical and emotional journey of an unknown French Horn player. “There is a story running through the album, it’s about the Universe. We’re pretty clear on what the story is, but what you take away from it may be something entirely different,” says David.

The album’s artwork features the sculptures of Portland based artist Meredith Dittmar (www.corporatepig.com) who the band contacted after finding her work on the Internet. Dittmar has exhibited in New York and as far afield as, Mexico City and Istanbul.

On the back of just three EP’s to date, these two unassuming brothers, originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, have already toured and played with the likes of Hot Chip, Sleigh Bells, The Drums, Cut Copy and SebastiAn and have been tipped by everyone from Q Magazine, The Guardian, Time Out and French music bible Les Inrockuptibles to hometown publications such as The New York Times and NY Daily News.

The Brooklyn-based duo already had an illustrious pedigree; David produced MGMT's indie release, Time to Pretend EP for New York indie Cantora Records, and with previous single “Up All Night” they scored a Record of the Week on BBC Radio 1 and an opening slot on the influential Kitsuné Maison compilation series; a big deal for a virtual unknown. The band have also remixed the likes of MEN, Two Door Cinema Club, OMD and Alex Winston, the later resulting in JPlatt of New York producers du jour The Knocks madly tweeting “its like the hottest thing I’ve ever heard”!

Following packed out NYC performances at CMJ, the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival and in support to MNDR at the launch of new Neon Gold / Popjustice party POPSHOP, FHR will visit Europe in March for a handful of shows before heading home to play SXSW and then on to Asia for shows in Hong Kong (w/ MGMT), China, Korea and Japan. Their 27 date North American tour supporting Yelle kicks off in Phoenix on 17th April.]

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The full track listing for The Infinite Music of French Horn Rebellion (USA version) is:

1. Up All Night
2. This Moment
3. Last Summer
4. Geomancer's Compass and Other Quasi-Scientific Findings
5. Running Through The Wild
6. The Cantor Meets the Alien
7. What I Want
8. The Void and Fancy Free
9. The Body Electric
10. Broken Heart
11. New Florida
12. Brasilia Girl
13. Mawson's Peak
14. Antarctica / The Decision

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EUROPEAN DATES

MARCH

Thurs 3rd Paris, France @ Nouveau Casino
Fri 4th Berlin, Germany @ Postbahnhof
Sat 5th Amsterdam, The Netherlands @ 5 Days Off Festival w/ Aeroplane and Hercules & Love Affair
Sun 6th Brussels, Botanique / Orangerie w/ Hercules & Love Affair
Fri 11th Madrid, Spain @ Pop & Dance
Sat 12th Barcelona, Spain @ Razzmatazz

APRIL

Fri 8th Shanghai, China, Mao Livehouse
Sat 9th Beijing, China, Yugongyishan

Further Asian dates to be announced shortly

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR w/ YELLE

APRIL

Sun 17th Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room
Mon 18th Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
Tues 19th Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
Thurs 21st Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
Fri 22nd Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
Sat 23rd Houston, TX @ Fitzgeralds
Sun 24th Mobile, AL @ Alabama Music Box (FHR show)
Mon 25th Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (Hell Stage)
Tues 26th Carrboro, NC @ Cats Cradle
Weds 27th Washington DC @ 9:30 Club
Fri 29th Boston MA @ Royale Nightclub
Sat 30th New York, NY @ The Fillmore New York at Irving

MAY

Mon 2nd Quebec City, QC @ Le Circle
Tues 3rd Montreal, QC @ Le National
Weds 4th Toronto, ON @ Opera House
Thurs 5th Toledo, OH @ Frankie's (FHR Show)
Fri 6th Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
Sat 7th Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Sun 8th Madison WI @ Majestic Theatre
Tues 10th Denver CO @ Bluebird Theatre
Weds 11th Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
Fri 13th Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
Sat 14th Seattle WA @ Neumos
Sun 15th Portland OR @ Wonder Ballroom
Tues 17th Reno, NV @ Tonic Lounge
Weds 18th Santa Cruz, CA @ Rio Theatre
Thurs 19th San Francisco, CA @The Grand Ballroom @ Regency
Fri 20th San Diego, CA @ Casbah
Sat 21st Los Angeles, CA @ Music Box at The Henry Fonda

Damon & Naomi Announce Coast-to-Coast Tour

Damon & Naomi embark on a coast-to-coast US tour behind their new album, False Beats and True Hearts (out May 17th on 20/20/20), with a live show featuring lead guitarist Michio Kurihara (Boris, Ghost) on the East Coast and Midwest, and saxophonist/arranger Bhob Rainey (nmperign) on the West Coast. The tour is a co-headline with Amor de Dias, the duo of Alasdair MacLean (The Clientele) and Lupe Núñez-Fernández (Pipas) -- although these shows mark Amor De Dias's US debut, the two duos have already played together several times in the UK, so expect collaborations between these friends throughout.

Damon Krukowski says of their live show:

"When we play live, we prefer to strip most everything away but the emotional core for us of the lyrics, and our voices. It's a more folky approach, trying to communicate the emotions in the songs as fully as we can in a live setting. For that reason we also love to bring lead players with us who respond and add to that kind of direct emotional approach."

To celebrate this tour of duos, Damon & Naomi are releasing a new track off their forthcoming record. Listen to “Shadow Boxing,” a song Damon describes as their “Richard and Linda Thompson-inspired number, a duet/conversation/argument in song."

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Listen to/download “Shadow Boxing” here.

Listen to/download “Walking Backwards” here.

Check out Chris Marker's "video" for Damon & Naomi's "And You Are There" here.

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DAMON & NAOMI TOUR DATES:

Mon. May 9 - Glasgow, UK @ Captain's Rest @*

Wed. May 11 - London, UK @ Cafe Oto @*

Fri. May 13 - Cornwall, UK @ The Kings Arms Penryn @*

Sat. May 14 - Bristol, UK @ Cube Cinema @*

Wed. May 18 - Washington, DC @ Red Palace @%

Thu. May 19 - Carrboro, NC @ The ArtCenter @%

Fri. May 20 - Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery @%

Sat. May 21 - Philadelphia, PA @ 1st Unitarian Church Chapel @%

Sun. May 22 - Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory @%

Mon. May 23 - Boston, MA @ Great Scott @%

Wed. May 25 - Toronto, ONT @ Horseshoe @%

Thu. May 26 - Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room @%

Fri. May 27 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall @%

Sat. May 28 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock @%

Tue. May 31 - Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern #%

Wed. June 1 - Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar #%

Fri. June 3 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill #%

Sat. June 4 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Satellite #%

Sun. June 5 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar#%

* w/ Richard Youngs

% w/ Amor de Dias

@ performing w/ Michio Kurihara (guitar)

# performing w/ Bhob Rainey (saxophone)

The Chain Gang of 1974 Set To Release Wayward Fire June 21

After self-releasing two albums over the past several years and receiving early praise from the likes of SPIN, The FADER, RCRD LBL, Brooklyn Vegan, and more, The Chain Gang of 1974 is ready to break out with Wayward Fire! Set for release June 21st on Modern Art, this is an album as restless as The Chain Gang of 1974’s White Guts, an album which funneled three years of instrument-swapping, sample-splicing experience into a lean focused listen, but it melds the standout moments from that release into something wholly new and realized. In creating this new album, The Chain Gang of 1974’s genre-jumping singer/multi-instrumentalist Kamtin Mohager moved from Denver to Los Angeles, severed the ties of the two-year relationship that fueled Wayward Fire, and raised the curtain on what’s next, proving that this particular film has just begun.

On Wayward Fire, the laser-guided synth lines of “Undercover” and the rather epic “Hold On”—crowd pleasers that hint at everything from LCD Soundsystem to Talking Heads—make perfect sense alongside such shifting soundscapes as the shimmering keys of “Don’t Walk Away,” the hands-in-the-air hooks of “Taste of Heaven,” and the choruses that cut through the rain clouds in “Matter of Time.” Of course, it doesn’t hurt that Mohager balances his minor-key melodies with bold, bloodletting lyrics.

In the lead up to this release, The Chain Gang of 1974 will play select dates on the west coast with Jamaica. Dates are below.

Born in San Jose and raised in Hawaii, Mohager spent his first 13 years playing inline hockey and dreaming of being drafted by the NHL. He was surrounded by music growing up, but not the Beatles or anything of that nature – more along the lines of the Persian records his parents played all the time, leaving he and his brothers to discover everything on their own. His thoughts officially shifted to music soon after a move to Colorado, all thanks to the sinking feeling he felt after seeing the final scene in Real Genius. That’d be the part where “Everybody Wants To Rule the World” kicks in, tugging at the audience’s collective heartstrings like only the finest Reagan era records can.

The Chain Gang of 1974 Tour Dates:

Sat. April 23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex

Tue. April 26 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent w/ Jamaica

Thu. April 28 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios w/ Jamaica

Fri. April 29 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos w/ Jamaica

Sat. April 30 – Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound Club w/ Jamaica

Sat. June 11 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre w/ Candy Claws, Bad Weather California, Fellow Citizens