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AgesandAges & Blitzen Trapper on Tour Now!

Portland 7-piece AgesandAges are heading out for dates with Blitzen Trapper in July 2011 to support their debut album, Alright You Restless, out now on Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory Records. Alright You Restless is a rallying cry to like-minded souls. With a charmingly loose but clever pop sensibility the album is filled with lyrical references to voluntary seclusion, communal living and an existence “under the radar,” all the while extending an invitation to join their fold.

The band’s chief songwriter and founder, Tim Perry, says that forming AgesandAges was an attempt to combat being jaded, aconscious decision to “remove myself from the apathy crowd, which was sucking my soul, and make something with others who were just as unapologetically excited to be there as I was.   I think of it kind oflike propaganda rock.  They will never understand you.  But we understand each other.”

Point your browser to http://www.agesandages.com for updates!

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AgesandAges - 2011 Tour Dates

#  dates with Blitzen Trapper

07.09.11 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Street Fair

07.19.11 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge

07.20.11 Denver, CO @ The Bluebird Theater #

07.22.11 Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room #

07.23.11 St. Louis, MO @ Firebird #

07.25.11 Iowa City, IA @ The Blue Moose Taphouse #

07.26.11 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown #

07.28.11 Bozeman, MT @ The Filling Station #

07.29.11 Spokane, WA @ A Club #

07.30.11 Yakima, WA @ Seasons Performance Hall #

07.31.11 Portland, OR @ The Big Float #

08.05.11 Portland, OR @ Pickathon #

09.04.11 Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot

BLACK FRANCIS Announces July Acoustic Tour

Black Francis will be doing a special set of solo acoustic shows this July. Mr. Francis will be performing a very unique and memorable selection of songs from his twenty year career.

Black Francis is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. He is best known as the frontman of the influential alternative rock band Pixies, with whom he performs under the stage name Black Francis. Following the band's breakup in 1993, he embarked on a solo career under the name Frank Black. After releasing two albums with 4AD, he left the label and formed a backing band, Frank Black and the Catholics. He reformed the Pixies in 2004 and continues to release solo records and tour as a solo artist, having re-adopted his current stage name in 2007.

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BLACK FRANCIS US Acoustic Tour Dates

7/12 - Neurolux - Boise, ID

7/15 - The State Room - Salt Lake City, UT

7/18 - Knuckleheads - Kansas City, KS

7/19 - The Old Rock House - St Louis, MO

7/20 - Radio Radio - Indianapolis, IN

7/21 - Outland Live - Columbus, OH

7/22 - Club Cafe - Pittsburgh, PA

7/24 - Le Poisson Rouge - New York City, NY

7/28 - Beachcomber - Wellfleet, MA

Ellie Goulding Announces North American Headline Tour

Cherrytree/Interscope recording artist Ellie Goulding returns stateside this summer for her second headline tour in support of her critically acclaimed solo debut Lights. Aptly named, “THE LIGHTS TOUR”  begins July 23 in Atlanta and wraps in late August. “I am really excited about the next tour,” says Ellie. “This time we are ready; we are better prepared. Every city brought something new and I learned a lot playing to different crowds. It is a learning curve. America get ready -- we're coming and it's going to be huge!”

Having already conquered her native Britain with the best selling debut album of 2010, singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding has won over the US audience garnering rave reviews.  Lights is, as the New York Times put it, “a happy car crash of signifiers: part electro-pop, part soul, part blues, part indie rock, part folk” that mixes heartfelt emotion with other-worldly atmospherics and the  Los Angeles Times raves, “plenty of ethereal hooks, the album carries a dark overcast with a handful of emotionally raw tracks.” Rolling Stone calls Lights, “sweet, sexed-up folktronica” and Entertainment Weekly affirms “anthemic dance-pop confessional.”

This spring, Ellie made headlines when she was personally asked by William and Kate to play at the royal wedding. May followed with performances on Saturday Night Live and Live With Regis and Kelly.
Check out Ellie live on “THE LIGHTS TOUR,” dates below.
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THE LIGHTS TOUR
July 23 / Atlanta, GA / Center Stage - Buy Tickets
July 25 / Washington DC / 9:30 Club - Buy Tickets
July 26 / Philadelphia, PA / Electric Factory - Buy Tickets
July 27 / Boston, MA / House of Blues - Buy Tickets
July 29 / New York, NY / Terminal 5 - Buy Tickets
July 1 / Montreal, QC / Osheaga  Music and Arts Festival - Buy Tickets
August 1 / Toronto, ON / Kool Haus - Buy Tickets
August 2 / Royal Oak/Detroit, MI / Royal Oak Music Theatre - Buy Tickets
August 4 / Minneapolis, MN / Fine Line Music Cafe - Buy Tickets
August 5 / Kansas City, KS / Kanrocksas Festival – Kansas Speedway - Buy Tickets
August 6 / Chicago, IL / Lollapalooza - Grant Park - Buy Tickets
August 8 / Denver, CO / Ogden Theatre - Buy Tickets
August 11 / Los Angeles, CA / The Wiltern - Buy Tickets
August 12 / San Francisco, CA / Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival - Buy Tickets
A lucky winner and their guest will be flown to the Los Angeles show to see Ellie live.
For further details please check out www.elliegoulding.com.

Ben Harper: Give Till It's Gone Streets 5/17/11

On May 17th, Virgin Records will release Give Till It's Gone, Ben Harper's 10th studio album. It was recorded at the Los Angeles studio of Jackson Browne, who harmonizes with Ben on "Pray That Our Love Sees The Dawn." The album also features two tracks co-written and performed with Ringo Starr - the psychedelic-tinged "Spilling Faith" and "Get There From Here," an improvisational instrumental.

Ben will headline a trio of festivals this spring: Lollapalooza Chile, Bluesfest in Australia and GrassRoots, the New Zealand Blues & Roots All Music Festival, followed by the Wakarusa Festival and more dates below with more soon to be announced. The pre-sale for Kansas City and Denver starts Feb 25 10:00 AM local time at Ben Harper Ticketing, password: GIVE.

Stay tuned for a special album pre-order starting Mar 29!

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Ben Harper tour dates:

Apr 2 Lollapalooza
Santiago, Chile Tickets
On Sale Now
Apr 17 Coachella* Indio, CA Tickets
On Sale Now
Apr 21 Bluesfest
Byron Bay, Australia Tickets
On Sale Now
Apr 22 Bluesfest* Byron Bay, Australia Tickets
On Sale Now
Apr 23 GrassRoots
Manukau, New Zealand Tickets
On Sale Now
Jun 4 Wakarusa Festival
Ozark, AR Tickets
On Sale Now
Jun 5 Crossroads
Kansas City, MO Tickets
On Sale 2/26
Jun 6 Ogden Theatre
Denver, CO Tickets
On Sale 2/26
Jul 16 Festival Musilac
Aix-les-Bains, France Tickets
On Sale Now
Jul 22 Festival de Nimes
Nimes, France Tickets
On Sale Now
Jul 25 Festival de Poupet
Saint-Malo-du-Bois, France Tickets
On Sale 4/11


* with Fistful of Mercy

More dates to be announced!

Lubriphonic to Open for Widespread Panic, CD Release Party & Free CD Download

Seasoned veterans of Chicago's blues scene Lubriphonic is a horn-infused, funk and soul stew.  The Gig Is On is their new CD which is due out later this fall and features a vintage sound steeped in soulful horn melodies that balance the searing guitar and pulsing rhythm section. To give the music community a ‘taster spoon’ of what Lubriphonic is all about, the band is offering the CD for free download via their websiteLubriphonic's funkier side shows up large with guest keyboardist Ivan Neville and his New Orleans treatment on four CD tracks. The CD Release Party for The Gig Is On is being held Saturday, September 25 at the Double Door in Chicago. Additionally, Lubriphonic is confirmed as the opening act at the October 8 Widespread Panic show at the Midland Theater in Kansas City, MO, a rare opening slot indeed for Widespread Panic, Confirms Hometown CD Release Party & Offers Free Download of New CD During September

Lubriphonic is the brainchild of guitarist Giles Corey and drummer Rick King which began as a residency at Chicago’s legendary Checkerboard Lounge, where they recruited some of the best blues, funk, and rock musicians in the city for improvisational live sessions in which the kinetic energy that make a band were initiated.  The evolution from performing as sidemen for the city’s most legendary blues stars such as Buddy Guy, Otis Rush and Koko Taylor into an original group came from the hunger of each musician to develop an intense and simmering sound.

That sound continues as Lubriphonic’s nationwide tour threads down the West Coast this week with their CD Release Party coming up in Chicago next week. Music fans of all ages and backgrounds will find something familiar and enjoyable about Lubriphonic and with no strings attached, everyone can download a full copy of their new studio CD, The Gig Is On, here.


Lubriphonic Tour Dates

Sep 16 - Santa Cruz, CA - Moe's Alley w/ Big Organ Trio

Sep 17 - Crystal Bay, NV - Crystal Bay Casino w/ Big Organ Trio

Sep 18 - San Francisco, CA - Red Devil Lounge w/ Bonerama

Sep 25 - Chicago, IL – Double Door

Sep 29 - Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre w/ Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk

Sep 30 - Davenport, IA - Redstone Room w/ Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk

Oct 1 - Urbana, IL - 88 Broadway

Oct 2 - Iowa City, IA - The Mill  

Oct 8 – Kansas City, MO – Midland Theater w/Widespread Panic

Oct 9 - Milwaukee, WI - Mo's Pub

Oct 10 - Milwaukee, WI- Mo's Pub

Oct 14 - Grand Rapids, MI- Billy's Lounge

Oct 19 - Pittsburgh, PA - Thunderbird Cafe

Oct 20 - Philadelphia, PA - World Café Live

Oct 21 - New York, NY - BB King’s w/Incognito

Oct 22 - Roanoke, VA - Martin's

Oct 23 - Atlanta, GA  - Variety Playhouse w/Incognito

Nov 5 – Charleston, SC - Pour House w/ Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk

Nov 6 – Charleston, SC - Pour House w/ Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk

Nov 11 - Live Oak, FL - Bear Creek Music Festival

Nov 12 - Live Oak, FL - Bear Creek Music Festival

Nov 13 – Atlanta, GA  - Smith’s Olde Bar

Nov 19 – Indianapolis, IN - Birdy’s

Nov 20 – Carbondale, IL - Tres Hombres