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The Weeknd releases music video for “Often”

Often” has been lauded by the likes of MTV, Stereogum, Revolt, Buzzfeed, Hypetrak and more and is just a taste of what’s to come.  Directed by Sam Pilling, we go back to a familiar setting.. hotel rooms with beautiful naked women. The Weeknd’s recent features, on Ariana Grande and Ty Dolla $ign secure’s his spot on the radio as one of the hottest acts right now.

the link above has info on his tour stops in SF come October.

Guantanamo Baywatch announces tour and new album

Check out the vid from their Burgerama 3 Fest!

Planning a #pearljam thanksgiving week in Oakland & Portland with some friends #tour #tickets #vitalogy #vinyl #record @jacobgemmell and Phil McBlasthole aka #leatherman #spottedred #grunge #180grams #heavypress #popmarket #rosequarter #northwest #tenclub #highfidelity

New Album Available June 11th from Deathwish Inc.
“…multi-tiered epic, travelling through a melodically unpredictable succession of tremolo-filled, tension-building moments and blast-beat-driven explosions.” -…

Hope BANE Shows books them again in Santa Cruz.

Woods is hitting the road this Spring & Summer, with a May trip to Europe where they will appear at festivals like The Great Escape and Primavera Sound. In July the band will tour the East Coast and Midwest with Parquet Courts, including a return trip to Pitchfork Fest in Chicago. The band will release a new single on July 9 in celebration of the tour, and on the B-side they cover The Kinks’ “God’s Children.”

More about the new single:

The recording of these songs serves as a farewell to Rear House, Woods’ home, recording studio, creative refuge and beloved shithole for 10 long years. “God’s Children” is a classic Kinks tune from the soundtrack to the 1971 British film “Percy.” “Be All Be Easy,” originally from 2011’s Sun and Shade, was re-recorded to capture the live form that’s taken shape since it’s original release. Both are the first to feature new drummer, Aaron Neveu.



Thu-May-9     Les Nuits de Botanique - Brussels (B)

Fri-May-10    Vera - Groningen (NL)

Sat-May-11    Pop Revo - Aarhus (DK)

Sun-May-12    Pustervik - Gothenburg (S)

Mon-May-13    Debaser - Stockholm (S)

Tues-May-14   Debaser - Malmö (S)

Weds-May-15   Stengade - Copenhagen (DK)

Thu-May-16    Comet Club - Berlin (D)

Sat-May-18    The Great Escape @ Pavilion Theatre(Uncut Stage)- Brighton (UK)

Sun-May-19    The Lexington - London (UK)

Mon-May-20    Indiestad @ Paradiso - Amsterdam (NL)

Tues-May-21   Le Point Ephemere - Paris (F)

Weds-May-22   Le Saint des Seins - Toulouse (F)

Thu-May-23    Primavera Sound - Barcelona (ES)
Sat-Jul-13    Boston, MA            TT The Bears *
Sun-Jul-14    Portland, ME            Space 538 *
Mon-Jul-15    Burlington, VT        Signal Kitchen *
Tue-Jul-16    Montreal, QC        Il Motore *
Wed-Jul-17    Toronto, ON            Horseshoe Tavern *
Thu-Jul-18    Cleveland, OH        Beachland Tavern
Fri-Jul-19    Chicago, IL            Pitchfork Music Festival
Mon-Jul-22    Louisville, KY        Zanzabar *
Tue-Jul-23    Charlottesville, VA    Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar *
Wed-Jul-24    Philadelphia, PA        Morgan’s Pier *
Thu-Jul-25    Baltimore, MD        Ottobar *
Sat-Jul-27    New York, NY        Bowery Ballroom #
Fri-Aug-16    La Route Du Rock Festival - St. Malo (F)

Sun-Aug-18    Greenman Festival - Powys (UK)

* = w/ Parquet Courts
# = w/ Alex Bleeker and The Freaks 

Black Keys tonight in Oakland poster

Who caught Opeth - Mastodon - Ghost in Oakland’s Fox Theater tonight?

clip from their Evolution tour

Bon Iver - Santa Barbara Bowl

bon iver santa barbara


Radiohead @ HP Pavilion in San Jose, CA

April 11, 2012


All I want is Future Islands to have a show in my yard every night for the rest of my life.
Everything else is bullshit.

(If they tour through your city and you don’t see them, you are dead to me. They’re the best thing going. CLICK HERE FOR TOUR DATES)


I’m sticking with the dark, nighttime videos. Brooklyn singer songwriter Frankie Rose’s Night Swim is more on the vintage pop rock side of things, but it still has a layer of ominous atmosphere. The guitars on this are pretty awesome. Some may know of Frankie Rose as a former member of Vivian Girls and Dum Dum Girls. The garage rock sound definitely carries over into her solo work. 

stopping in Santa Cruz April 20!!

Best Coast has been a staple in summer tunes for me, although I only caught the last part of their set at Outside Lands on the way over the The Shins. This time around they’re having a full set at the Fox Theatre in Oakland, promoting their future album release The Only Place.
So not only there is that incentive, JEFF the Brotherhood from Nashville are opening, catch the rock show on May 19th.

Presale -
begins 3/8 @ 10am!
(password = ikes)

1. The Only Place

2. Why I Cry

3. Last Year

4. My Life

5. No One Like You

6. How They Want Me to Be

7. Better Girl

8. Do You Love Me Like You Used To

9. Dreaming My Life Away

10. Let’s Go Home

11. Up All Night

Metals’ finest descends in the Bay Area, Friday, August 3rd at the Shoreline Amphitheatre.
Their last stop was in Concord back in 2010, with Dream Theater, promoting their latest studio release The Final Frontier. No word yet on who’s the opener for this tour, but it’s going to be one helluva show and we’ll be out there. That was easily the best metal show of 2010, and a successful father’s day show. So far only the tour dates have been announced and they’ll be in North America for almost 2 months and 30 stops across the US and Canada.
Connect to our Facebook and Twitter, we’ll be posting up the on-sale info as soon as its released!

With Bon Iver’s recent tour announcement, the band also unveiled its supporting act for the trek around the West Coast. Enter All Tiny Creatures, the creation of Wisconsin’s own Thomas Wincek — suggesting there must be something in the water in the Badger State.

Wincek joined forces with Andrew Fitzpatrick, Ben Derickson, and Matthew Skemp to release the All Tiny Creatures debut album, 2011’s Harbors, which features guest vocals from the likes of fellow Wisconsinite and Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and several others. In essence, All Tiny Creatures is, as the band’s web-bio proclaims, “truly modern music.” They take the beauty and technology of an older Radio Dept. or Panda Bear, but inject it with a rawer and newer sound, one that resonates in its drifting, dream-like subtlety and beauty. Harbors was certainly one we missed in 2011, but one we can all discover in 2012 — their impending jaunt with Bon Iver should also help give them exposure to a larger crowd.

You can like the band at their facebook page here and check out a couple more tracks from their first record below. Also, be sure to catch All Tiny Creatures at the following dates and locations.

Thu 12th Apr 2012 The Joint — Las Vegas, NV
Tue 17th Apr 2012 Freeborn Hall at UC Davis — Davis, CA
Thu 19th Apr 2012 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium — San Francisco, CA
Sun 22nd Apr 2012 Santa Barbara Bowl — Santa Barbara, CA