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Freelance Whales Announce 2011 Spring Tour With Foals

Entertainment Weekly - "Still holding your breath for the next Postal Service album? Listen to Weathervanesinstead: It's the best electronic indie-pop debut since Ben Gibbard last tuned his laptop"

NME - 7 out of 10 - "It's awash with gentle, naive bliss, and if you're the type that likes to observe ... then you might have just found a new favourite band."

Spin "WHY THEY MATTER: This kitchen-sink collective builds from a heartbreaking quiver to a cinematic sprawl with a grace reminiscent of Broken Social Scene."

NPR
"Freelance Whales' members make music that's undeniably quirky and fun. But the instrumentation isn't a gimmick: The band produces textured music with powerful rhythms and a keen sense of melody."

All Songs Considered "Freelance Whales at the Paste Magazine day party. This band has a fantastic energy, lots of charm, incredible harmonies. You'll be hearing a lot more from them this year."

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Spring Tour 2011

4/10 - Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC*
4/11 - The Showbox at The Market - Seattle, WA*
4/12 - Wonder Ballroom - Portland, OR*
4/14 - Great American Music Hall - San Francisco, CA (co-headlining with Foals)
4/19 - Fitzgerald's - Houston, TX*
4/20 - The Loft - Dallas, TX
4/21 - La Zona Rosa - Austin, TX*
4/23 - The Firebird - St Louis, MO*
4/25 - The Varsity Theater - Minneapolis, MN*
4/26 - Metro - Chicago, IL (co-headlining with Foals)
4/27 - Outland Live - Columbus, OH*
4/29 - Beachland Ballroom - Cleveland, OH*
4/30 - Phoenix Concert Theatre - Toronto, ON*
5/01 - Le National - Montreal, QC*
5/02 - Paradise Rock Club - Boston, MA*
5/04 - Terminal 5 - New York, NY (co-headlining with Foals)
5/05 - Theatre of the Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA*
5/06 - 9:30 Club - Washington, DC (co-headlining with Foals)
5/07 - Ottobar - Baltimore, MD*
5/08 - The Met - Pawtucket, RI*
*Foals & The Naked & the Famous

Pepper New 3D Video for "Drunk Girl" Single

This week, Hawaii's reggae-punk heroes Pepper, are celebrating the release of their new, self-produced, Stitches EP out everywhere through the band's own LAW Records imprint. Mastered at Bernie Grundman Mastering by Brian "Big Bass Brian" Gardner (Blink 182, Foo Fighters, Jane's Addiction) and recorded at Total Access Studios in Los Angeles (Sublime, No Doubt, Pennywise), Stitches features two new tracks, "Wake Up" and "Drunk Girl," currently seeing heavy rotation around the country at stations such as San Diego's 91X (XTRA), San Francisco's Live 105 (KITS) and West Palm Beach's The Buzz 103 (WPBZ). Stitches also features the new track "Lonely" written and originally performed by friend Mishka Frith (support Boulder-Portland).

Always at the forefront of technology (see also the band's recent Q&A with fans via social network / online broadcast site UStream), Pepper have just completed the production of a hi-tech, one-of-a-kind new video for the EP's single, "Drunk Girl," filmed live on location at The Grove in Anaheim (also the band's recent tour kick-off event) set to premiere worldwide in the coming weeks (fans can get their hands on 3D glasses through the band's website - more details on the premiere of the 3D "Drunk Girl" video coming soon! In addition, and in support of what is arguably their best material to date, Pepper is currently on the road headlining a massive two month series of dates where they'll be joined along the way by friends and guests such as Pour Habit, Brother Ali, Fishbone, and more.

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About Pepper:

PEPPER, comprised of guitarist/vocalist Kaleo Wassman, bassist/vocalist Bret Bollinger and drummer Yesod Williams, formed in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii in 1997. Having grown up surfing on the island, it’s not a wonder that they would mix their rock “shock and ah” flare, along with their mellow island rhythm roots to create their own truly diverse sound. They have also been known to hypnotize fans of all walks of life with their incredibly sweet harmonies all the while keeping bodies moving on the dance floor. The trio played mostly house parties and garages before finally shipping out to San Diego, CA in 1999 to push their first studio release Give’n It.

In 2001, they entered the Volcom warehouse studio with Steve Kravac (Blink 182, Less Than Jake, MxPx) to record Kona Town, which included the hit single “Give it Up (Dirty Hot Sex)” - which has become one of KROQ’s most played songs to date. On the heels of that success, PEPPER retreated into The Hive, a completely analog studio and home of 311, with legendary producer Ron “The Saint” St. Germain (Bad Brains, Living Colour, 311, Tool, Sonic Youth, Soundgarden) to record In With the Old. When the dust settled from the flurry of large-scale tours, the band recorded the expansive No Shame (originally released by Warner Bros.), which featured a slew of exciting producers including 311’s Nick Hexum, No Doubt’s bassist Tony Kanal and current partner in crime Paul Leary of the Butthole Surfers.

PEPPER has sold over half a million records independently and founded their own record label, LAW Records - through which three other artists’ music is distributed: IRATION, Passafire, and The Supervillians. Their music has appeared in many movies (including Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Good Luck Chuck), television shows and video game soundtracks as well as having had a number of album tracks appear on Billboard’s “Alternative Songs” chart (including No Shame’s “No Control,” which peaked at 18, and “Give It Up” which peaked at 34). Their song “Your Face,” also from No Shame, is now available for Guitar Hero World Tour.

The band has also amassed a large and loyal following stemming from their non-stop touring which includes numerous rounds on the Vans Warped Tour and outings with reggae legends The Wailers, 311 and Snoop Dogg, to name a few. PEPPER has performed at several festivals including Lollapolooza, Mile High Festival, West Beach Music Festival, as well as many others. In 2008, PEPPER made the rounds through Europe twice alongside Flogging Molly in the spring and Less Than Jake in the fall. They spent their summer of that year celebrating the July release of PINK CRUSTACEANS AND GOOD VIBRATIONS, which peaked at number 11 on Billboard’s “Independent Albums” chart, by hitting up US amphitheatres with longtime friends Slightly Stoopid, and headlined the very first “Here Comes the LAW Tour” - which featured other Law Records artists, The Supervillains and Passafire. The madness continued through the spring of 2009 when PEPPER ventured out for the second time co-headlining the Jagermeister Music Tour with punk rock legends, Pennywise. In the Fall, PEPPER took the party to the streets of Los Angeles playing the second annual Sunset Strip Music Festival with rock legend Ozzy Osbourne.

After spending the early months of 2010 writing and recording new music, PEPPER spent their summer on the annual Unity Tour with long time friends 311, and The Offspring. They played twenty-five big dates including several amphitheaters and arenas. Between Unity Tour, new music, a single, “Wake Up” accompanied by a B side, ”Mirror,” which were released this past July, and plans for a 45+ major market national headlining tour this fall in support of the forthcoming release of their Sitches EP due out Oct 12, 2010, PEPPER fans are sure to get the fix they’ve been craving since 2009!

Will Hoge Announces New Single And Tour!

Critically-acclaimed Nashville rocker Will Hoge’s latest album THE WRECKAGE received high praise from the likes of USA Today, calling it “both welcome and worth the wait.”   On Oct. 11, the second single from the disc, “Favorite Waste of Time,” will be released to radio.

“This song was a first taker in the studio,” says Hoge.  “We tracked all of it with just the four band members going live.  It just had such a great 'live' energy.   We later tried to beat the original guitar solo, but we weren’t ever able to top the feel and emotion of that first take so we just went with it.  And the lyric is pretty relatable for guys and girls...it’s definitely a fan favorite out on the road.”

BBC calls the track a “catchy, good-time rocker designed to rev up an audience,” while American Songwriter boasts that it “bites with bitterness and searing kiss-off electric guitar.”

To preview “Favorite Waste of Time,” click here.

The long time road warrior is not slowing down this fall as he continues a rigorous touring schedule with upcoming headlining dates.

FAVORITE WASTE OF TIME TOUR DATES:

9/25             Nashville, TN

10/6             Memphis, TN
10/7             Louisville, KY
10/8             Iowa City, IA
10/9             Toledo, OH
10/10            Chicago, IL
10/13            Knoxville, TN
10/14            Newport, KY
10/15            Columbus, OH
10/16            Akron, OH
10/17            Lexington, KY
10/20            Athens, GA
10/21            Atlanta, GA            
10/22            Johnson City, TN
10/23            Greenville, SC

GRACE POTTER & NOC'S GOOD MORNING AMERICA, ENTERS BILLBOARD #20!

Fueled by lead single "Tiny Light," their incendiary live shows and rave reviews from critics nationwide, the self-titled album from GRACE POTTER & THE NOCTURNALS (Hollywood Records/Ragged Company) enter Billboard's Top 200 at # 20, Billboard's Rock Album Chart at #3 and Billboard's Digital Album Chart at #9.

The group, praised by Rolling Stone as one of the "Best New Bands of 2010," delivered an electrifying performance of "Tiny Light" on yesterday's Good Morning America and return to television July 15th for an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

The Boston Herald compared the group to the "Rolling Stones (circa Exile On Main Street), fronted by a young Etta James/Tina Turner/Bonnie Raitt-type singer while "The New York Post lauded the album with a 4-star review, declairing the "Vermont group hits peak... Potter and company deserve the hype." Oprah's O Magazine compared Potter to the likes of Bonnie Raitt and Lucinda Williams, Rolling Stone said that the record "bursts with promise," and the Dallas Morning News gave the disc an A calling it "an auspicious effort that definitely needs to be heard."

The band is currently on a headlining tour, including several dates on the Lilith Fair (see below).

Tour Dates for GPN are as follows:

June 19       Cleveland, O2H        Beachland Ballroom                        (headlining)
June 22       Spanish Fort, AL       Blue Gill Amphitheatre                   (headlining)
June 23       Birmingham, AL        WorkPlay Theatre                          (headlining)
June 24       Memphis, TN           Minglewood Hall                             (headlining)
June 25       Fort Smith, AR         Fort Smith Riverfront Blues Festival       
**June 27   Calgary, AB              McMahon Stadium                          Lilith Fair
**June 28   Edmonton, AB         Rexall Place                                      Lilith Fair
**July 1      Vancouver, BC          Ambleside Park                                    Lilith Fair
**July 2      Portland, OR             Sleep Country Amphitheater          Lilith Fair
**July 3      Seattle, WA             The Gorge Amphitheatre                Lilith Fair
July 5          Aspen, CO               Belly Up
July 6           Morrison, CO           Red Rocks Amphitheatre
July 8          Kansas City, KS         Crossroads                                      (headlining)
July 9          Minneapolis, MN        Basilica Block Party                        + GPN on prior to Spoon
July 10        Louisville, KY            Forecastle Festival                         
July 11        Masontown, WV       All Good Festival                           
July 13        Dewey Beach, DE     Bottle & Cork                                 (headlining)
July 16        Camden, NJ             XPoNential Music Festival             
July 17        Alta, WY                 Targhee Festival                            
July 23        Atlanta, GA             Variety Playhouse                           (headlining)
July 24        Asheville, NC            Bele Chere Festival                        
July 25        Floyd, VA                Floydfest                                         
Aug. 14       Burlington, VT         Lake Champlain Maritime Festival         
Aug. 21       Davenport, IA          River Roots Live Festival                         
Aug. 28       Paola, KS                 Paola Roots Festival
Sept. 11    Boston, MA                Life is Good Festival                                                    

More dates to be announced.

UK's Everything Everything Spring/Summer Tour

Imagine a band who fuse three part harmonies with scalding post-punk guitars; floor-filling bass lines with syncopated rhythms and lyrics about everything from high-school massacres to R&B lotharios musing on their lot in a post-apocalyptic wilderness.

Not easy, is it? But then Everything Everything aren’t here to make life easy. They’re here to challenge every knee-jerk convention of indie rock and dance on the grave of pointless retrogression.

Chances are you’ve come across EE before. Chances are they perplexed, intrigued and if you’ve an ear for something special, they excited you. They first accosted our senses with ‘Suffragette Suffragette’ in Dec 08, followed by ‘Photoshop Handsome’ in May and third single ‘MY KZ, UR BF’ in Oct 09.

Having whipped up interest in all quarters via these low key releases (they’ve acquired fans ranging from Zane Lowe to 6Music’s Marc Riley, played two UK tours- including an advance sold out ICA show as an unsigned band, notched up a top spot on MTV2’s My Space Chart and been tipped by the likes of NME and Times Culture), they signed to Geffen Records in late 2009.

Schoolin is the first single to be taken from their recently completed, David Kosten co-produced debut album (title tbc) due for release in August. It seems set to be the breakthrough debut album of 2010.

Live, the band are poised to head out on the NME Radar tour co-headlining with Hurts followed by the main support slot on Delphic’s forthcoming dates in May before the summer festivals kick in. EE are so far confirmed to play Reading & Leeds, Glastonbury, Latitude (headlining the Lake Stage) and Bestival.

Tour Dates:

4.27 - Preston - 53 Degrees
4.28 - Manchester - Academy 3
4.30 - Stoke - Sugarmill
5.1 - Leeds - Live
5.2 - Middlesborough - Teeside University
5.4 - Oxford - Academy 2
5.5 - Bristol - Thekla
5.6 - Wrexham - Central Station
5.8 - York - Duchess
5.9 - Portsmouth - Wedgewood
5.10 - London - Koko
5.11 - Norwich - Waterfront
5.12 - Northampton - Roadmender
5.14 - Brighton - Great Escape Festival
5.15 - Wolverhampton - Wulfrun Hall
5.16 - Leed - Brudenell Social Club
5.17 - Leeds - Leeds Met University
5.18 - London - Electric Ballroom
5.19 - Liverpool - Soundcity O2 Academy
5.21 - Manchester, UK - Ritz
5.31 - Gateshead - Evolution Festival
6.10 - Suffolk - Thetford Forest
6.11 - Kent - Bedgebury Pinetum
6.18 - Gloucestershire - Westonbirt Arboretum
6.19 - Nottinghamshire - Sherwood Pines Forest
6.25 - North Yorkshire - Dalby Forest
6.26 - Staffordshire - Cannock Chase Forest
6.27 - Glastonbury - Glastonbury Festival
8.7 - Tokyo - Summer Sonic
8.8 - Tokyo - Summer Sonic
8.14 - Haldern - Haldern Pop Festival
8.15 - Hamburg - Dockville Festival
8.20 - Kiewit - Pukkelpop

A.A. Bondy: January/February Headlining Tour Dates

A.A. Bondy has announced a new headlining tour that will begin January 8th in Memphis, TN, and wrap up February 3rd in Buffalo, NY.  Currently winding down a run of headline dates, he will perform his final show of 2009 tonight at the Bowery Ballroom in New York, NY.

Bondy has been on the road nearly non-stop since June in support of his sophomore album When The Devil's Loose.  Released September 1st by Fat Possum Records, the album has been praised by NPR, Spin, Nylon, Time Out New York, The A.V. Club, American Songwriter, Blurt, V Magazine, and Popmatters, among others.  His current headlining performances have been drawing high marks as well, with The A.V. Club Milwaukee calling his November 24th show "quietly captivating" and noting "He knows when to keep it simple and understated, like on the set opener 'Mightiest Of Guns' or 'I Can See The Pines Are Dancing'-both off of this year's When The Devil's Loose-and when to throw mid-song curveballs that can transform the otherwise plaintive 'A Slow Parade' from a whisper to a scream."

Over the past six months, Bondy has toured with Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, The Felice Brothers, and Elvis Perkins in Dearland, in addition to several headlining tours.  He also performed at the Bonnaroo and Sasquatch! music festivals this year.

Additionally, Bondy has had songs placed on several television shows recently: ABC's "Good Morning America," FOX's "House" and "Bones," NBC's "Friday Night Lights," and the CW's "One Tree Hill."

A.A. Bondy tour dates:

DEC. 9          NEW YORK, NY                  BOWERY BALLROOM
JAN. 8           MEMPHIS, TN                    HI-TONE CAFÉ
JAN. 9           FAYETTEVILLE, AR             GEORGE'S MAJESTIC LOUNGE
JAN. 11         FORT WORTH, TX               LOLA'S
JAN. 12         SANTA FE, NM                   SANTA FE BREWING COMPANY
JAN. 13         PHOENIX, AZ                     RHYTHM ROOM
JAN. 14         TUCSON, AZ                      SOLAR CULTURE
JAN. 15         SAN DIEGO, CA                  THE CASBAH
JAN. 16         LOS ANGELES, CA              EAGLE ROCK CENTER FOR THE ARTS
JAN. 18         SANTA BARBARA, CA          MUDDY WATERS
JAN. 19         VISALIA, CA                      CELLAR DOOR
JAN. 20         SAN FRANCISCO, CA          CAFÉ DU NORD
JAN. 22         PORTLAND, OR                  MISSISSIPPI STUDIOS
JAN. 23         SEATTLE, WA                     THE TRACTOR TAVERN
JAN. 25         SPOKANE, WA                   THE BLVD
JAN. 26         BOISE, ID                         NEUROLUX
JAN. 27         SALT LAKE CITY, UT            URBAN LOUNGE
JAN. 28         DENVER, CO                      HI-DIVE
JAN. 29         LAWRENCE, KS                  JACKPOT MUSIC HALL
JAN. 30         AMES, IA                           MAINTENANCE SHOP
FEB. 1           MADISON, WI                    HIGH NOON SALOON
FEB. 2           ANN ARBOR, MI                  BLIND PIG
FEB. 3           BUFFALO, NY                     MOHAWK PLACE

The Subjects On Headlining Tour With Bad Veins

Despite their clandestine and controversial beginnings (two band members were teachers and two were students at the same high school), The Subjects have managed to carve a name for themselves that sounds more like "Rushmore" than "School of Rock." Back in 2002, guitarist Joe Smith and bassist/vocalist Dave Sheinkopf were splitting their time between writing songs and syllabi, while drummer/vocalist Matt Iwanusa and guitarist Jimmy Carbonetti were about to bust out of the same Manhattan school. Since both parties were in desperate need of a full band, they held some rehearsals and once it became clear that the quartet's chemistry was pretty damn combustible, the Subjects were born.

Fast-forward a few years and things get a bit more complicated. The Subjects’ debut is dropped (2007’s With the Ease Grace Precision and Cleverness of Human Beings) and they hit the road, at first on their own and then with the Walkmen a few months later.

“We were always serious about playing music,” says Iwanusa, “but when we started meeting and playing with bands that were making music for a living we got to see how they did it.”

Keeping that career path in mind, the Subjects dove right into the demo stages for New Soft Shoe, firing up minimalist recordings in the style of their first full-length. Once those songs were ready for a proper studio, the band headed over to Key Club Recording Co. a couple hours outside Chicago. By working closely with Key Club’s masterful engineers, William Skibbe and Jessica Ruffins (see also: rock-solid releases from Cass McCombs, The Kills and Fiery Furnaces), the Subjects were able to whip up their wildest ideas, expanding their arsenal with everything from old-fashioned organs to honky-tonk pianos to Matt’s mom on saxophone.

“A lot of the instrumentation on this record came from stuff I learned in school—stuff I never thought I’d use,” says Sheinkopf, citing his training in classical harmony.

The first thing you’ll notice about the final product is the vocals—the way the melody in “Winter Vacation” unfolds like a spare Animal Collective A-Side; the brilliant shuffleboard beats/honeyed harmonies of “Right2Know.” Beyond that, the ep spreads the Subjects’ various strengths across the divergent tastes of four distinct songwriters in just 10 minutes. Well, divergent in terms of pulling cues from several eras and subgenres. All and all, the current state of the Subjects is as cohesive as a dictator-less band gets.

“Most of the arrangements on the first record are within the constraints of a four-piece band,” explains Iwanusa. “Now everyone’s more comfortable trying to sing and play different instruments. We all stepped it up this time.”

US Tour Dates

Fri 9/25 - Music Hall Of Williamsburg - Brooklyn, NY
Sat 9/26 - MPMF Festival - Cincinnati, OH $
Sat 10/3 - Middle East Upstairs - Boston, MA *
Mon 10/5 - Club Cafe - Pittsburgh, PA #
Tue 10/6 - The Bishop - Bloomington, IN #
Wed 10/7 - Lager House - Detroit, MI #
Thu 10/8 - Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL #
Fri 10/9 - TBA - Lincoln, NE #
Sat 10/10 - Hi Dive - Denver, CO #
Mon 10/12 - Kilby Court - Salt Lake City, UT #
Tue 10/13 - Reef - Boise, ID #
Wed 10/14 - High Dive - Seattle, WA #
Thu 10/15 - Rotture - Portland, OR #
Fri 10/16 - Sam Bond's Garage - Eugene, OR #
Sat 10/17 - Luigis - Sacramento, CA #
Mon 10/19 - Soda Bar - San Diego, CA #
Tue 10/20 - The Echo - Los Angeles, CA #
Wed 10/21 - Modified Arts - Phoenix, AZ #
Fri 10/23 - Emo's Jr. - Austin, TX #
Sun 10/25 - Cicero's - St. Louis, MO #
Tue 10/27 - The Cambridge Room @ HOB - Cleveland, OH #
Wed 10/28 - DC Nine - Washington, DC #
Thu 10/29 - Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA #

$ = w/ Chairlift, Micachu and the Shapes, Heartless Bastards
* = w/ The Soft Pack
# = w/ Bad Veins

A.A. Bondy: Nov/Dec U.S. Headlining Tour

With European dates with The Felice Brothers now underway, A.A. Bondy has announced a new run of headlining shows in late November and early December.  The tour, which will follow his previously announced dates with Elvis Perkins in Dearland, will begin November 24th at Club Garibaldi in Milwaukee, WI, and wrap up December 9th at the Bowery Ballroom in New York, NY.

Bondy's sophomore album When The Devil's Loose was released September 1st on Fat Possum and has been garnering high praise from the media, such as Spin, NPR's All Songs Considered, Nylon, Time Out New York, V Magazine, The Onion, and American Songwriter, among others. Download the title track here and second single "I Can See The Pines Are Dancing" here.

Bondy also stopped by The Tripwire in September to play three songs for their acoustic session series 'The Fireplace' (watch it here).

A.A. Bondy headlining dates:

NOV. 24         MILWAUKEE, WI                 CLUB GARIBALDI

NOV. 25         MINNEAPOLIS, MN              400 BAR

NOV. 27         OMAHA, NE                        SLOWDOWN, JR.

NOV. 28         COLUMBIA, MO                   MOJO'S

NOV. 30         COLUMBUS, OH                  THE BASEMENT

DEC. 1           AKRON, OH                        MUSICA

DEC. 2           PONTIAC, MI                      VERNORS ROOM @ THE CROFOOT

DEC. 3           TORONTO, ONT                  EL MOCAMBO

DEC. 4           MONTREAL, QUE                 THE GREEN ROOM

DEC. 5           BURLINGTON, VT                HIGHER GROUND

DEC. 7           PORTLAND, ME                   SPACE GALLERY

DEC. 8           NORTHAMPTON, MA            IRON HORSE MUSIC HALL

DEC. 9           NEW YORK, NY                   BOWERY BALLROOM

Previously announced A.A. Bondy dates:

OCT. 19         BIRMINGHAM, UK                  GLEE CLUB*

OCT. 20         MANCHESTER, UK                  ACADEMY 3*

OCT. 21         LONDON, UK                         THE SOCIAL%

OCT. 22         LONDON, UK                         SHEPHERDS BUSH EMPIRE*

OCT. 24         AMSTERDAM, NL                    PARADISO (upstairs)*

OCT. 26         UTRECHT, NL                         TIVOLI*

OCT. 27         FRANKFURT, DE                      BATSCHKAPP*

NOV. 1          CHARLESTON, WV                  MOUNTAIN STAGE#

NOV. 3          CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA            THE SOUTHERN#

NOV. 4          ASHEVILLE, NC                       GREY EAGLE#

NOV. 5          ATLANTA, GA                          THE EARL#

NOV. 6          ST. AUGUSTINE, FL                  CAFÉ 11#

NOV. 7          ORLANDO, FL                          THE SOCIAL#

NOV. 9          TALLAHASSEE, FL                    CLUB DOWNUNDER#

NOV. 10         BIRMINGHAM, AL                    BOTTLETREE#

NOV. 11         NEW ORLEANS, LA                  THE PARISH#

NOV. 12         HOUSTON, TX                        WALTERS ON WASHINGTON#

NOV. 13         AUSTIN, TX                            THE PARISH#

NOV. 14         DALLAS, TX                            CAMBRIDGE ROOM#

NOV. 16         LITTLE ROCK, AR                    STICKY FINGERZ#

NOV. 17         NASHVILLE, TN                      MERCY LOUNGE#

NOV. 18         LOUISVILLE, KY                      ZANZABAR#

NOV. 19         BLOOMINGTON, IN                  THE VIDEO SALOON#

NOV. 20         ST. LOUIS, MO                        GARGOYLE CLUB#

NOV. 21         CHICAGO, IL                           LINCOLN HALL#

* with The Felice Brothers

% Bondy solo

# with Elvis Perkins in Dearland

YAMN Headlining Show at Mishawaka

In quick fashion, YAMN has taken their vision of the live electronic genre to new heights and they plan to unveil their latest live installment at the famed Mishawaka Amphitheatre on June 19 as the headlining act. Fresh off a momentous performance at the Summer Camp Festival in Illinois, the four-piece is antsy to get back in front of their Colorado allegiance with one of their biggest shows to date.

YAMNBorn of Breckenridge, CO, in 2007, YAMN has been re-arranging the live electronic genre to fit their good-natured mountain spirit since day one. Once dubbed by a writer as “progressive-electro-trance-fusion with Colorado Jam Rock enthusiasm,” it’s quite difficult to fit this band into a box that needs to be labeled. They are explorers of not just sound, but sight and creativity, leading fans through a chase of sonic themes and into a night of dancing.

Brian Hamilton leads the charge on guitars and vocals, executing timely riffs with enthusiastic vocals, a good portion of which capture the essence of mountain life. All of the guys pitch in on vocals, creating a chorus that layers well the rhythm section made up of bassist David Duart and drummer Adam Ebensberger. Ryan Ebarb’s work on the keyboards and guitar is often gritty, yet at times as eloquent as the elite of organists. Ebensberger and Duart are the wheels of a sound that seems to capture a road trip, with the other half steering via calling melodies that hint at bluegrass, funk and everything else on the list of genre. Not to be forgotten is the fifth member of the band: a stage show and lighting rig that will intoxicate the eyes.

YAMN is not following in the footsteps of other live electronic bands, but carving out there own niche. For two years Colorado has been dancing away nights to their grooves, and with more shows to be announced in-state through June, fans will be eager to travel as the band lands itself on concert bills in other states.

For more information about the band, visit: www.myspace.com/yamnit or www.yamnit.com.

For information about their show at the Mishawaka Amphitheatre, visit: http://www.mishawakaconcerts.com