Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Kendrick Lamar at Barclays Center, July 20

PJ Harvey at Summerstage Central Park, July 19

RIDE at Brooklyn Steel, July 20

British shoegaze pioneers Ride are coming to North America for a handful of dates ahead of their first new album in 20 years. The band has lined up a short leg of concerts for the month of July, with Toronto, Boston, New York, and Philadelphia among the cities included on the upcoming itinerary.

Ride’s forthcoming album serves as the long-awaited follow-up to 1996’s Tarantula. It features production from Erol Alkan (Franz Ferdinand, Kindness) and mixing from Alan Moulder, who worked on Ride’s first two LPs as well as releases from Arctic Monkeys and The Killers. Thus far, the UK outfit has teased the as-yet-untitled LP with a pair of songs in “Charm Assault” and “Home is a Feeling”.

July 20th, RIDE will debut new material at Brooklyn Steel.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Liam Gallagher at Rough Trade NY, July 30

Liam Gallagher plays a Rough Trade in store, his first solo US show, on July 30th in support of his new album, As You Were, out October 6th on Warner Bro. Records/ Parlophone.

Doors 4:30pm / Show 5:30pm

Pre-order As You Were on CD, Deluxe CD, or LP in store at Rough Trade for entry starting 11am on July 17th.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Mark Lanegan Band at Gramcery Theatre, August 18

The Mark Lanegan Band has announced they will tour this summer to support Gargoyle, their 10th album, from Heavenly Recordings.

The band will hit 11 cities on the U.S. tour, beginning Aug. 16 in Washington, D.C. Tickets for all dates go on sale on April 28 as well, at 10 a.m. (EST).

The 10-track LP features six tracks on which he collaborated with Rob Marshall, and guest appearances by Queens of the Stone age frontman Josh Homme, Greg Dulli of Afghan Whigs, and Duke Garwood, also longtime collaborators.

“Part of the way that I stay interested in making music is by collaborating with other people,” Lanegan said in a press release. “When I see things through somebody else’s perspective it’s more exciting than if I’m left to my own devices.”

Mark Lanegan 2017 U.S. Tour Dates:

Aug. 16 – Washington, DC – Rock n Roll Hotel
Aug. 17 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
Aug. 18 – New York, NY – Gramercy
Aug. 19 – Allston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
Aug. 21 – Detroit, MI – El Club
Aug. 22 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
Aug. 24 – Seattle, WA – Showbox
Aug. 25 – Portland, OR – Star
Aug. 27 – San Francisco, CA – Independent
Aug. 28 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom
Aug. 29 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory

Monday, July 3, 2017

U.K.’s Uncle Frank Bringing “Love Lion” to the Masses

Having released their highly anticipated “Love Lion” album this past March, it seems the U.K.’s favorite Funk/Pop/Hip-Hop/Rock outfit Uncle Frank is only just getting started! Having played a number of UK dates recently and releasing hard copies of the album, the band will also soon drop another brand new video for the single “Your Man”!

Uncle Frank makes the best kind of music.... music with soul, funk, rage and love! The band, made up of multi-instrumentalists and producers Frank Benbini (also one third of The Fun Lovin' Criminals) & Naim Cortazzi, the band has garnered National Radio plays from Huey Morgan on BBC6 Music and BBC Radio 2 and A-listed on Regional Radio throughout the UK. Already having made waves in 2016 with features in The Sun, Spindle Magazine, Music-News.com and The Daily Star, Uncle Frank took the last ever CMJ Music Festival by storm in October 2015 at Fat Baby in New York described as 'The best Band at CMJ without a doubt' by Spindle Magazine.

Touring with the legendary UB40 in America, Frank and Naim duetted with Ali Campbell and UB40 at New Jersey's Performing Arts Centre singing a reggae version Prince's 'Purple Rain' which is on the Radio Riddler album 'Purple Reggae' (produced by Frank and Fast from FLC) and featuring vocals from Ali Campbell, Sinead O'Connor, Suggs from Madness, Citizen Cope and Beverley Knight.

The band’s label debut album ‘SMILES FOR MILES’ released in May 2104 was Best described by Penny Black Music- 'It is proving impossible to keep this out of my CD player at the moment. A fantastic album'. The pair’s love of music has led them to create an album that is an eclectic mix of soul, pop, jazz, funk, old-school hip hop and easy listening. Taking three-months to record ‘Smiles for Miles’ in their home studio, Benbini and Cortazzi arranged, played the majority of instruments themselves, and engineered the whole album.

Uncle Frank were signed to an unprecedented 3 album deal in 2013 by MITA Records, and their first single 'STEP INTO MY ROOM' was supported by an innovative tour of fans houses, performing concerts in their living rooms. This was featured by BBC 1 Television Evening News which reached an audience of 600,000 viewers. The band’s second single 'SOMETHIN' SOMETHIN' accompanied by a robot animation video was featured by The Daily Express, saying "Frank Benbini and Naim Cortazzi, have spent years making music and their remarkable output ranges from soul to funk and old-school hip hop". They then embarked upon a lengthy acoustic tour of universities in The Coffee House Sessions picking up new fans and playlists on the way. The Gay Times even premiered the Flashdance inspired video for ‘DANCE INSTRUCTOR’, which hit over 100,000 views on YouTube.