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June = Festivaaaaaaal!!!! | Great American Taxi

Dear Festivarians-

'Tis the season with the reason for getting out in the sun and soaking up some music.  We had a great holiday weekend and are looking forward to what June 2011 holds.  We hope you all can join us somewhere along the way this month from the 1st Annual John Hartford Memorial Festival to the long standing Kate Wolf Music Festival in beautiful Laytonville, CA.  We are really excited to be getting into Summer and hanging out with everybody.  Things start off tomorrow night in Lincoln, NE (yeah, we know what you're alll thinking, "CORN!").  We hope this message finds you all doing well and loving each other.  Peace.

Great American Taxi

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UPCOMING SHOWS

Zoo Bar | Lincoln, NE | Wed Jun 01 11 -- 08:30 PM | Tickets

Iowa City Yacht Club | Iowa City, IA | Thu Jun 02 11 -- 07:30 PM | Tickets

Bell's Eccentric Cafe and Brewery | Kalamazoo, MI | Fri Jun 03 11 -- 08:30 PM | Tickets

Santah Premieres New Song & Tour Dates

Santah was born with their feet planted in the ground and their heads in the clouds. Composed of guitarist/vocalist Stanton McConnell, drummer Steven Plock, bassist Otto Stuparitz, and Tommy Trafton on keyboards, the quintet met at the University of Illinois and with their debut full-length record, "White Noise Bed," they have assembled a kaleidoscopic opus whose reach extends far beyond the Midwest.

Recorded at the late Jay Bennett's Pieholden Studios, where the band found its niche among the studio's forbearers of psychedelic Americana, "White Noise Bed" has a yin and yang aesthetic: sometimes sunny and sometimes stormy, but always running on audible elation. The band takes its cues from the power pop greats of the 70's such as The Raspberries and The Cars, and dresses them in a twangy haze, full of clever, lyrical nooks and crannies ala Wilco and Whiskeytown.

After finishing the record last May, Stan's sister Vivian joined the band, adding her passionate vocals and thoughtful guitar. They have since been touring the country and building their cult following; performing multiple sets at CMJ, SXSW and the Pygmalion Music Festival, and sharing the stage with the likes of Surfer Blood, Cults, Margot and the Nuclear So and So's, Pomegranates and Young the Giant.

Santah isn't just something the listener hears, it's something they feel. Be it a tropical aura of relaxation, the bittersweet mystery of growing up, or the lulling memory of a past love, Santah creates an original sonic journey for all.

Download "No Other Woman" exclusively @ FilterMagazine.com!

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Santah Live

10-May Milwaukee, WI Cactus Club 11-May Des Moines, IA Vaudeville Mews
12-May Iowa, City, IA The Blue Moose Tap House
14-May Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
16-May St, Louis, MO Off Broadway
20-May Lexington, KY Cosmic Charlie's
21-May Chattanooga, TN Collective Warehouse
23-May Columbus, OH Rumba Café
24-May Detroit, MI Lager House
1-Jun Indianapolis, IN White Rabbit
3-Jun Pittsburgh 31st Street Pub
4-Jun New York City, NY Piano's *
7-Jun Brooklyn, NY Knitting Factory ^
8-Jun Cambridge, MA TT Bear's
10-Jun Charlottesville, VA Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar
13-Jun Atlanta, GA Smith's Olde Bar
16-Jun Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge
17-Jun Champaign, IL Cowboy Monkey
18-Jun Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen

* = w/ The Dig and Dinosaur Bones
^ = w/ Brian Bonz and Stationary Set

Ben Harper 2011 Summer Tour + Webcast

We are pleased to announce the 2011 North American tour! Ben Harper will be playing headlining shows on both coasts, Canada, and a few in between. Pre-sale tickets will be available at Ben Harper Ticketing using password "GIVE" starting Tueday, May 10 at 10am local time. General on sales times are listed on venue websites. Click here to see the complete list of North American and International tour dates!

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Live Webcast Tonight!

Watch Ben Harper play new songs from "Give Till It's Gone" live from Paris, Monday, May 9 at 9:00pm Paris time (Noon in Los Angeles) at SFR LiveConcerts.

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Tour Dates:

Jun 4 Wakarusa Festival Ozark, AR Tickets On Sale Now
Jun 5 Crossroads Kansas City, MO Tickets On Sale Now
Jun 6 Ogden Theatre Denver, CO Tickets Sold Out
Jun 7 Ogden Theatre Denver, CO Tickets On Sale Now
Jun 30 Vic Theatre Chicago, IL Tickets Sold Out
Jul 1 Vic Theatre Chicago, IL Tickets Sold Out
Jul 2 Saturday in the Park Sioux City, IA - Free Show
Jul 3 Summerfest Milwaukee, WI Tickets On Sale Now
Jul 5 The Sound Academy Toronto, ON, Canada Tickets On Sale Now
Jul 6 Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest Ottawa, ON, Canada Tickets On Sale Now
Jul 8 Quebec City Int'l Summer Festival Quebec, QC, Canada Tickets On Sale Now
Aug 25 Warfield Theatre San Francisco, CA Tickets Pre Sale 5/10
Aug 26 Les Schwab Amphitheatre Bend, OR Tickets Pre Sale 5/10
Aug 27 Marymoor Amphitheatre Redmond, WA Tickets Pre Sale 5/10
Aug 28 Malkin Bowl Vancouver, BC, Canada Tickets Pre Sale 5/10
Sep 3 The Blvd Pool @ the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, NV Tickets Pre Sale 5/10
Sep 4 Del Mar Racetrack Del Mar, CA Tickets On Sale 5/9
Sep 27 Metropolis Montreal, QC, Canada Tickets Pre Sale 5/10
Sep 29 Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA Tickets Pre Sale 5/10
Sep 30 House of Blues Boston, MA Tickets Pre Sale 5/10
Oct 1 Terminal 5 New York, NY Tickets Pre Sale 5/10
Oct 4 9:30 Club Washington, DC Tickets Pre Sale 5/10
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Jun 12 Festival de Fes Fes, Morocco Tickets On Sale Now
Jul 16 Festival Musilac Aix-les-Bains, France Tickets On Sale Now
Jul 18 Piazza Napoleone Lucca, Italy Tickets On Sale Now
Jul 19 Fiesta Ippodromo delle Capannelle Rome, Italy Tickets On Sale Now
Jul 20 Arena Civica Milan, Italy Tickets On Sale Now
Jul 22 Festival de Nimes Nimes, France Tickets On Sale Now
Jul 23 Festival de Carcassonne Carcassonne, France Tickets On Sale Now
Jul 25 Festival de Poupet Saint-Malo-du-Bois, France Tickets On Sale Now
Jul 28 Blue Balls Festival Lucerne, Switzerland Tickets On Sale Now
Jul 29 Piazza Unita Tarvisio, Italy Tickets On Sale Now
Jul 30 Castello Scaligero Di Villafranca Verona, Italy Tickets On Sale Now
Aug 1 Sporting Summer Festival Monte-Carlo, Monaco Tickets On Sale Now
Aug 3 Festival Porto Latino Saint Florent, France Tickets On Sale Now
Aug 5 Festival Rock Oz'Arenes Avenches, Switzerland Tickets On Sale Now
Aug 6 Festival Foire aux Vins d'Alsace Colmar, France Tickets On Sale Now
Aug 7 Festival Dranouter Dranouter, Belgium Tickets On Sale Now


Morning Teleportation on Letterman Wed | 5/4/11

Morning Teleportation will bring their roller coaster of tumultuous rock 'n' roll and deep-space pickin' 'n' grinnin to The Late Show With David Letterman on Wednesday, May 4th, marking the band's network television debut. The band will perform the title track off of their debut album, "Expanding Anyway" which was recently released on Glacial Pace Recordings and was produced by label owner Isaac Brock along with Clay Jones.


The album has received rave reviews from the NY Times to SPIN. "Yelping and shouting like a genuine mental case, frontman Tiger Merritt rides a joyously chaotic wave on [the band's] debut," writes Jon Young in SPIN's album review, featured in their April issue. "Morning Teleportation possess their own wacky identity, lurching from avant-garde mischief to pop operatics to folk sweetness." Curious fans can head on over to SPIN.com for an exclusive full album listen by clicking here


This week also marks the band's debut at MTVU as part of their new artists show "The Freshmen." The show spotlights emerging artists on air and online, with the chance for one of the videos to get an automatic add into rotation on the channel the following week. Fans can vote for Morning Teleportation's video for "Expanding Anyway" by clicking all this week. Voting will end on Friday May 6th at 2:00pm EST.


The video for "Expanding Anyway" is a modern psychedilc experience created by Phantasmic, a small and unique visual duo consisting of Tripp and Jenna Watt. Phantasmic hand-crafted every aspect of the project which began with an original list of over 170 different ideas that resulted in 31 final scenes, ranging from watercolor paintings to Crayola marker creatures, acting in tights to choreographed dance numbers.  You can check out the Making Of Video as well the director's cut of the final video.

Morning Teleportation takes their critically acclaimed live show back out on the road on May 18th and will continue to tour throughout the summer. NPR recently selected the band as a must-see in their SXSW preview noting, "It's got this great burst of energy in the vocals, real cacophonous psychedelia." While Jon Pareles of the New York Times wrote about the band's live show last year saying, "Morning Teleportation, from Portland, Ore., crammed ideas into songs that leaped impatiently, and gleefully, from style to style." Pareles also recently reviewed the band's debut album noting, "Euphoria and transformation run through Morning Teleportation's debut album, "Expanding Anyway" (Glacial Pace), which puts neat, strategic structure behind its giddy psychedelic cheer."

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Following are the latest confirmed dates for Morning Teleportation...stay tuned for additional dates:

May 18 - Los Angeles, CA - Royce Hall (UCLA) - supporting Thao with The Get Down Stay Down

May 19 - Visalia, CA - The Cellar Door

May 20 - Sacramento, CA - Blue Lamp

May 21 - Fresno, CA - Fulton 55

May 25 - Los Angeles, CA - The Satellite - with Jaill

May 26 - San Francisco, CA - Brick and Mortar Music Hall - with Jaill

May 27 - Reno, NV - Tonic Lounge

May 28 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Woodshed

May 31 - Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room Lounge - supporting The Thermals

Jun 1 - Columbia, MO - Mojo's - supporting The Thermals

Jun 2 - Cincinnati, OH - MOTR Pub

Jun 4 - Northampton, MA - Iron Horse

Jun 5 - Hunter, NY - Mountain Jam

Jul 2 - Quincy, CA - High Sierra Music Festival

Jul 3 - Quincy, CA - High Sierra Music Festival

Jul 24 - Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room Lounge - with Colourmusic

Jul 26 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th St. Entry - with Colourmusic

Jul 27 - Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews - with Colourmusic

Jul 28 - Iowa City, IA - The Mill - with Colourmusic

Jul 29 - Chicago, IL - Subterranean - with Colourmusic

Jul 30 - St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway - with Colourmusic

July 31 - Lawrence, KS - Jackpot - with Colourmusic

Aug 3 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre - supporting The Flaming Lips and Primus

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

Irish Rockabilly sensation Imelda May returns to the States

After her show stopping performance with Jeff Beck for the Les Paul tribute on the Grammys, Imelda May has been invited back to perform with Beck, including two shows at New York's Iridium.  These exclusive shows will feature Imelda May + Jeff Beck performing songs written and performed by the legendary Les Paul - with Imelda reviving the extraordinary vocals of Mary Ford in her own unique style. The show will also feature some great rock & roll classics - all performed with Imelda's great band.  In addition to these shows, Imelda will be performing two shows at Bonnaroo, the Telluride Bluegrass Festival and even more headlining performances!
Dublin-born May, who has previously shared stages with Jeff Beck as well as Van Morrison, made her major label debut in late 2009 with Love Tattoo (Verve), which shot to #1 on the Irish charts, ahead of Bruce Springsteen and Eminem. Throughout the U.K. and Ireland, she has won honors from Rising Star of 2009 and Jazz Artist of 2009 to Best Female Newcomer.  Shaking up traditional jazz with a magnificent voice that channels both Janis Joplin and Patsy Cline, her mix of jazz, rockabilly and blues yields a cool, swinging fusion both classic and oddly modern.  Her fierce, unbridled concert performances have a reputation for being impassioned events.

Tour Dates
Jun 8 & 9 - Iridium Jazz Club - New York, NY
Jun 11 - Chastain Amphitheatre - Atlanta, GA
Jun 12 - Bonnaroo - Mancester, TN
Jun 14 - Wellmont Theater - Montclair, NJ
Jun 15 - Paramount - Asbury Park, NJ
Jun 16 - Johnny Brenda's - Philadelphia, PA
Jun 17 - Bardavon Theatre - Poughkeepsie, NH
Jun 19 - Telluride Bluegrass Festival - Telluride, CO
Jun 20 - Riverwalk Center Music Festival - Breckenridge, CO

Pete Francis Kicks off Summer Tour

New York City based singer-songwriter, Pete Francis, is set to release his new album The Movie We Are In this May 2010. Whereas Francis’ previous solo albums were largely self-produced, he uprooted his more traditional approach to album-making and assembled an entirely new crew with Los Angeles based producer Jeff Trott (right hand man to Sheryl Crow as writer and guitarist).

Says Francis, “In the past I’ve worked with acoustic guitar, bass, drums, B3 organ, but I wanted to bring a modern electronic element into my music. When first speaking with Jeff Trott, I quickly realized he had great musical instincts and that he was getting my tunes. And then, he brought ideas to the table that I hadn’t imagined. I saw a new musical landscape could be created with my songs by working with him.”

The musicians that Trott assembled for the recording sessions helped to create this colorful landscape. Having worked with artists such as Beck, Nine Inch nails, Gnarls Barkley, Willie Nelson, Queens of the Stone Age, Dr. Dre, and Scott Weiland, the musicians (Brian LeBarton, Justin Meldal-Johnsen, John O’Brien, Victor Indrizzo and others) provided an extraordinary musical palette of talent and sensibility.

When asked about the project, Trott says, “It really became apparent to me that Pete was a very creative and colorful song-writer. What I liked was that there was this very good sense of Pete’s personality from happy go lucky to dark and brooding. All these aspects were amazing to work with and the lyrics were very colorful. I think that’s one of the things I really enjoy about Pete’s songs… that it’s sometimes hard to really figure out what the meanings are and I think that’s missing in a lot of music - the mystery of what a song is.”

The opening track, “Glue”, generates a feeling of weightlessness by combining organic instrumentation with futuristic sounds. This song solidly represents what’s to follow on the album’s consistent mix of fresh and classic, electronic and acoustic, known and unknown… Each listen unlocks a new guitar lick, synth riff, bass groove, drum program, live drumbeat or horn swell, and even the sounds of the sparsely used Ethiopian instrument cumbus. Midway through the album, the listener gets catapulted into the up-tempo and joyous revelry of “Love Shakes You Down” a sing-a-long with the familiar bell sounds of Motown combined with a  string synth creating a modern and retro sound all at once. The slower, more melodic songs of the album like “St. Paul’s Fair” and “Didn’t Know I Built It” lure the listener into dream-states with rich deep vocals, sampled sounds from a town square in Italy, trance-like Wurlitzer pedaling, and vivid lyrics.

No one would deny that Francis has earned his stripes in the independent music scene. He formed the fiercely independent band Dispatch in 1995 whose uncommonly loyal fan-base bid them farewell at The Last Dispatch concert in 2004 with an attendance of 110,000 people from around the world. Since then, his career has infiltrated many musical worlds including performing his solo music at festivals around the country, reuniting with his Dispatch pals for three sold out nights at Madison Square Garden, having his solo music featured in films and television, and performing in the presence of Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C..

Commenting on his new album and departure from his Dispatch days, Francis says, “It’s good to get out of your comfort zone. I tried to let this motto resonate at every turning point of this record’s evolution.” When asked if there is an overall theme to The Movie We Are In, Francis explains, “I like to leave this up to the listener. Hearing an album is similar to visiting a museum. The listener has to have his or her own conversation with the artwork and create their own interpretations."

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US Spring / Summer Tour
(more dates to come)

May 18 World Cafe Live
Philadelphia, PA Doors: 7:00 PM
Ages: All Ages

May 19 Cafe 939
Boston, MA Doors: 7:30
Ages: All Ages

May 20 Wheel House
Narragansett , RI Doors: 8:00 PM
Ages: 18+

May 21 Red Square
Troy, NY Doors: 7:30
Ages: All Ages

May 22 The Stone Church
Newmarket, NH Doors: 8:00 PM
Ages: 18+

May 23 Fairfield Theatre's Stage One
Fairfield, CT Doors: 7:00 PM
Ages: All Ages

May 25 Jammin Java
Vienna, VA Doors: 7:30
Ages: All Ages

May 26 Joe's Pub
New York, NY Doors: 6pm
Ages: All Ages

Jun 01 Nightcat
Easton, Maryland Doors: 8:00 PM
Ages: All Ages

Jun 03 3rd + Lindsley
Nashville, Tennessee Doors: 8:00 PM
Ages: All Ages

Jun 05 Wakarusa Festival
Ozark, Arkansas Ages: All Ages

Jun 06 Wakarusa Festival
Ozark, Arkansas Ages: All Ages

Jun 08 SPACE
Evanston, Illinois Doors: 7:00 PM
Ages: All Ages

Jun 09 Rumba Cafe
Columbus, Ohio Doors: 8:00 PM
Ages: 18+

Jun 10 Club Cafe
Pittsburgh, PA Doors: 8:00 PM
Ages: 21+

Aug 10 Musikfest
Bethlehem , PA Doors: TBD Ages: All Ages

Great American Taxi at Mishawaka

Let's get the train started, who's going to head up the Poudre River on Saturday to the Mishawaka?  Great American Taxi, Motorhome, Dead Floyd, The Wirefaces and Patti Fiasco are all playing - so its bound to get rowdy!  Taxi starts at 9pm.  See you Saturday!

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Who: Great American Taxi
When: Sat May 22 2010 @ 04:30 PM
Where: Mishawaka Amphitheater, Bellvue, CO
Details: Time: 5:00pm. Admission: $12 adv $15 dos. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 13714 Poudre Canyon Highway. Doors at 4:20, Show at 5:00PM With Motorhome, Dead Floyd, The Wire Faces, and Patti Fiasco.

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Upcoming Shows
Bourbon TheatreBourbon Theatre
Lincoln, NE Thu May 20 10 09:00 PM Tickets
Festy Fest
Lawrence, KS Fri May 21 10 10:00 PM
Mishawaka Amphitheater
Bellvue, CO Sat May 22 10 04:30 PM
Camp Zoe
Salem, MO Fri May 28 10 11:00 PM
Camp Zoe
Salem, MO Sat May 29 10 06:30 PM Tickets
Harmony Park
Geneva, MN Sun May 30 10 01:00 PM
The HighlifeThe Highlife
Springfield, MO Wed Jun 02 10 08:00 PM
Wakarusa Music Festival
Ozark, AK Thu Jun 03 10 09:00 AM Tickets
Revolution Music Room (The Rev Room)
Little Rock, AR Fri Jun 04 10 08:30 PM Tickets
Blue Plum Festival
Johnson City, TN Sat Jun 05 10 01:00 PM
Blue Plum Festival
Johnson City, TN Sat Jun 05 10 08:00 PM Tickets
The Abbey Theater
Durango, CO Thu Jun 10 10 09:00 PM
Sheridan Opera HouseSheridan Opera House
Telluride, CO Fri Jun 11 10 07:30 PM
Old South Pearl Street BrewGrass Festival
Denver, CO Sat Jun 12 10 08:00 PM
Yellowstone Brewery
Billings, MT Tue Jun 22 10 08:00 PM
The Filling Station
Bozeman, MT Wed Jun 23 10 09:30 PM
Downtown ToNight-Caras Park
Missoula, MT Thu Jun 24 10 05:30 PM
Groovefest
Cedar City, UT Fri Jun 25 10 07:00 PM
Red Butte Garden Ampitheatre
Salt Lake City, UT Mon Jun 28 10 08:00 PM Tickets
Elko Convention Center
Elko, NV Tue Jun 29 10 07:00 PM
Crystal Bay Club - Red Room
Crystal Bay, NV Wed Jun 30 10 09:00 PM Tickets
High Sierra Music Festival
Quincy, CA Thu Jul 01 10 11:00 AM Tickets
High Sierra Music Festival
Quincy, CA Fri Jul 02 10 01:00 AM Tickets
The Realm of Music Festival
Bond, CO Sat Jul 03 10 01:00 PM Tickets
Oregon Country Fair
Veneta, OR Fri Jul 09 10 11:00 AM Tickets


Pretty Lights Spring & Summer Tour Dates

It’s been an incredible year and half for Colorado-based producer and Pretty Lights mastermind Derek Vincent Smith. Starting out in 2008 performing in small clubs in his home state, Pretty Lights is now selling out 1000+ venues across the country, and was named one of NPR’s recommended acts for last month’s WMC (you can check out the piece here.)

Pretty Lights has now announced its biggest headline show to date, returning to his hometown on August 8, 2010, to headline the famed Red Rocks. Tickets on sale April 24th at 10am MST.

Wondering what all the fuss is about? Check out Pretty Lights at Coachella this weekend. Or catch a show at numerous soon to be sold out venues across the country. With soulful organic vinyl samples on top of bass heavy electro beats, Pretty Lights lands somewhere between DJ Shadow and Daft Punk. But what sets him apart is his ambitious live setup that includes the addition of Cory Eberhard on drums and stunning visuals, making his live performances the stuff of legend.

Pretty Lights Tour Dates

13-Apr              Wilma Theatre                                   Missoula, Montana
14-Apr              Roseland Theatre                                Portland, Oregon
15-Apr              Mezzanine                                           San Francisco, California
16-Apr              Coachella Festival                                Indio, California
19-Apr              Marquee Theatre                                Tempe, Arizona
20-Apr              Rialto Theatre                                     Tucson, Arizona
21-Apr              El Rey Theatre                                    Albuquerque, New Mexico
23-Apr              Fayetteville Towncenter                      Fayetteville, Arkansas
24-Apr              Blue Note                                           Columbia, Missouri
25-Apr              Liberty Hall                                         Lawrence, Kansas
28-Apr              Granada Theatre                                 Dallas, Texas
29-Apr              The Ballroom @ Warehouse Live        Houston, Texas
30-Apr              Republic                                              New Orleans, Louisiana  
1-May                Illumination @ Limelight                      Nashville, Tennessee
29-May              Summer Camp Music Festival              Chillicothe, Illinois*
30-May              Bella Music Festival                              Geneva, Minnesota
31-May              Movement Festival                              Detroit, Michigan*
2-Jun                 Water Street Music Hall                      Rochester, New York*
3-Jun                 Calvin Theater                                    Northampton, Massachusetts*
4- June              Terminal 5 w/ RJD2                             New York, New York*
5-Jun                 Starscape Festival                                Baltimore, Maryland
15-Jul                Camp Bisco                                        Mariaville, New York*
30-Jul                Wanderlust Festival                            Squaw Valley, California
7-Aug                Red Rocks                                          Denver, Colorado*

The Antlers Play BOULDER At Fox Theatre On 4.26

Sometimes you have to put yourself first, no matter how difficult that notion seems; no matter how much time and effort you’ve already put into this one person—the person who’s reduced your very being to its absolute core. Just ask Peter Silberman, the string-pulling founder of The Antlers, a solo project that suddenly went widescreen on the self-released Hospice LP (now receiving a proper widespread pressing through Frenchkiss). The first Antlers effort to feature two key permanent players—powerhouse drummer Michael Lerner and the layer-lathering multi-instrumentalist Darby Cicci—it’s an album with a sound that’s actually as ambitious as its concept.

“Hospice came from the idea of caring for a terminal patient who’s mentally abusive to you,” says Silberman. “You don’t have the right to argue with them, either, because they’re the one who’s dying here; they’re the one that’s been dealt a wrong hand. So you take it, but you can only take so much. Eventually, you realize that this person is just destroying you.”

Appropriately enough, Hospice’s 10 distinct chapters resonate on debilitating sonic and lyrical levels, from the hypnotic harp and tension-ratcheting build of “Two” to the sing-or-sink choruses of “Bear” and the speaker-rattling peaks of “Sylvia,” easily one of the year’s most immediate epics. It’s here, amidst contrasting shards of ambient noise, sweeping strings and smoky horns, where The Antlers truly transcend Silberman’s singer-songwriter beginnings—a striking escalation of expectations first hinted at on 2008’s New York Hospitals EP. The progression doesn’t end there, either. In a move that could be taken as the riff-raking extension of his thorough guitar training (from the age of 6 ‘til right before college), “Atrophy” and “Wake” delve into sheets of distortion, subtle shades of soul, cicada-like effects and enough movements to fill an entire EP.

“We were going for something that’d be dense but not too complicated,” explains Silberman. “I hate the word ‘lush,’ but I guess that’s the best way of describing it. The structures are like pop songs—verse/chorus, verse/chorus—but the sound is a little more shoegaze-y or post-rocky.”

It’s about to get even more complicated, too, as The Antlers’ Technicolor-tinged trio take all of Hospice’s songs—and three previous releases—in a completely different direction, jettisoning a note-for-note rendition of the record for “a massive sound” doused in delay, reverb and unrehearsed chaos. And to think Cicci was a stage actor with a desire to drop it all for music just a few years ago.

“Hospice was the clear indication that this isn’t a singer-songwriter thing at all,” says Silberman. “Whatever we record next is going to define the three of us as a ‘band.’

He continues, “I always figured I’d be the ‘shredder’ in a group… But things somehow ended up this way.”  We wouldn’t have it any other way, either.

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The Antlers US Tour Dates With Phantogram:

Fri-Apr-16 - Columbus, OH - The Basement
Sat-Apr-17 - Urbana, IL - Canopy Club
Sun-Apr-18 - Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon
Tue-Apr-20 - Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theatre
Wed-Apr-21 - Iowa City, IA  - The Blue Moose
Thu-Apr-22 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
Fri-Apr-23 - Ann Arbor, MI - Blind Pig

Mon-Apr-26 - Boulder, Co - Fox Theatre
Wed-Apr-28 - San Diego, CA - Casbah
Thurs-Apr-29-Costa Mesa, CA - Detroit Bar
Fri-Apr-30 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
Sat-May-01 - San Francisco, CA  - Independent
Mon-May-03 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
Tue-May-04 - Vancouver, BC - The Biltmore Cabaret
Wed-May-05 - Seattle, WA - Neumo's

The Antlers US Dates With The National:

Wed-Jun-02 - Boston, MA  - House of Blues w/The National
Thu-Jun-03 - Boston, MA  - House of Blues w/The National
Fri-Jun-04 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory w/The National
Sat-Jun-05 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory w/The National
Sun-Jun-06 - Washington, DC - Constitution Hall w/The National
Tue-Jun-08  - Toronto, ON - Massey Hall w/The National
Wed-Jun-09 - Toronto, ON - Massey Hall w/The National

Wed-Jun-16 - New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall w/The National