Feb 24, 2010
Suffolk is hereby declared waterlogged. So much snow and rain this past week. From the look of the sky earlier, somone is in for another soaking.
Apple Pie Bed - Lawrence Arabia (Christchurch, New Zealand)
A former member of bands including The Ruby Suns (Sub Pop), The Brunettes and The Reduction Agents, Lawrence Arabia – the savant-like songwriting alter ego of James Milne -- is shedding his sideman status and stepping alone into the bright light of the U.S. music scene with his first full-length album Chant Darling on Bella Union. Hewn in large part from James’ gradual relocation to London and recorded over 18 months in a studio in Stockholm, three flats in London, a garden shed in Port Chalmers, a car club in Wellington and a studio in Auckland, Chant Darling signals the emergence of a weighty new voice straight from the new pop frontier of the southern hemisphere. Lawrence will be touring the United States this spring, beginning at SXSW in late March. Video at:
iTunes reviews will be greatly appreciated - all helps get the music out there.
European Podcast Award
Daddy you've been on my mind - Saadi (NYC, USA)
Weeks out from the official March 9th release of her debut EP “Bad City”, SAADI is gaining acclaim amongst the most influential media outlets in the industry. Pitchfork, RCRD LBL, The Music Slut, Prefix Magazine and Swagger Paris have all offered exclusive content, competitions and raved reviews for New York City’s new must see act. Ampeater have also released an exclusive SAADI 7” single featuring the tracks ‘Pollen Seeking Bees’ from the upcoming ‘Bad City’ 12” EP and the unreleased ‘3am (Black Lodge)’. Be sure to check out SAADI if you are in New York City area March 3rd at Cameo and March 12th at Silent Barn, or at SXSW 2010!
Going to the carnival (to get some sleep) - The Yellhounds (Manchaster, UK)
The Yellhounds have been receiving very favourable reviews on their live performances following appearances at the International Songwriters & Publishers Festival alongside the likes of Steve Earle, In The City Festival, a live session on BBC Manchester Radio and having a BBC commissioned video broadcast on Manchester ’s Big Screen.
Sir Ged has posted a video of the interview he gave me last week.
Jamendo and Sellaband - sad news for both this week.
Two - The Daylight Faded (London, UK)
Although a new project these guys are now strangers to the road, this line-up existed as ‘The Lee Gordon Trio’ in 2006 in Norwich where they played to sold out crowds in there adopted home town and played up and down the country to critical acclaim. The Daylight Faded - Debuting all new material live @ The Miller Saturday, March 6 at 7:30pm at UP ALL NIGHT @ THE MILLER 96 Snowfield Rd London SE1 3SS
Facebook group set up to help musicians resist bad promoter's "Pay to Play" deals.
Forget about everything - Vista (Norwich, UK)
Vista have been creating quite a stir on their local scene as well as in the electronica world of music. The duo recently supported Dyko which features ex Kraftwerk member Wolfgang Flur, and have also played alongside a number of other German electro outfits where there is a huge scene.
Welcome to the Ghoul Show
Horror rock icons Rob Zombie and Alice Cooper to share stage for the gruesome twosome tour.
26 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
27 Saskatoon, SK Credit Union
28 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
29 Calgary, AB Corral
1 Vancouver, BC Pacific Coliseum
2 Kennewick, WA Toyota Center
4 Casper, WY Casper Events Center
Sans convention - Kapadnoms (Rosny sous Bois et Paris, France) Another track from their excellent 5 track "petit maxi avec 5 titres extraits du prochain album" Mis en Bouche on Jamendo Les kapadnoms developpent le concept de musique en patchwork liant l electro swing au hiphop en passant par des chansons a texte plus intimes ,le tout releve d'une plume hiphop engagee,parfois enragee...la pluspart des enregistrements sont fait en autoproduction dans un homestudio et sont composees et arrangees par informatique, les musiciens travaillent les adaptations pour les lives...
One of those people - Neil Innes (Suffolk, UK)
A fine pedigree: The Bonzos, The Ruttles, Monty Python, Grimms, touring the world and now Brandeston Village Hall (Kidding, just a warm-up date).
Do check Neil's site and MySpace - there are some classic videos on the MySpace.
19 March ROPETACKLE ARTS CENTRE, Shoreham by Sea West Sussex
20 March THE TOWER ARTS CENTRE, Romsey Road, Winchester
28 March THE STAND COMEDY CLUB, 333 Woodlands Road Glasgow
April 11 Ocean County Library Toms River NJ
April 13 The Turning Point - Piermont,NY April 14 Night Cat - Easton, MD
April 15 Jammin' Java - Vienna, VA (Wash. DC area)
April 16 Record Collector Bordentown, NJ
April 17 Tin Angel Philadelphia, PA
April 18 Iron Horse Northampton, MA
April 20 BB King's New York, NY
April 21 The Lovin' Cup Rochester, NY
April 22 Hugh's Room Toronto, ON
April 23 This Ain’t Hollywood Hamilton, Ontario
April 25 The Doug Fir Portland Oregon
April 26 The Triple Door Seattle, WA
April 28 Cobbs, San Francisco CA
April 30 McCabe’s Guitar Shop Santa Monica, CA
May 1 Acoustic Music San Diego, CA
May 2 Skye Peoria, AZ (Phoenix)
I was never bored at all - Francis (Dalarna, Dalarnas län, Sweden)
The current single.
The area of Dalarna in Sweden have one of Europe's least hours of sun and it is dark and cloudy most days of the year. That affects people in many ways. Ways that need an outlet. So a couple of childhood friends found an abandoned cellar which contained an old piano, some other instruments and that particular outlet. After having lent a broken recording equipment the song "Bad to the Bone" was born and recorded at the same time. The tasmanian devil of Francis was given birth. Later the song was released as a single by the Swedish label Gravitation. Since then, the circus of Francis has taken place in everything from churches, living-rooms and festivals to illegal clubs and amusement parks. A self-titled EP has been recorded and will now be followed by the bands debut album, early 2010.
24 Feb 2010 Agaton w/ Good Morning June Uppsala
25 Feb 2010 20:00 Sugar Bar w/ Good Morning June Stockholm
10 Mar 2010 20:00 Canadian Music Fest (cancelled) Toronto, Ontario
17 Mar 2010 20:00 SXSW Austin, Texas
18 Mar 2010 20:00 SXSW Austin, Texas
19 Mar 2010 20:00 SXSW Austin, Texas
20 Mar 2010 20:00 SXSW Austin, Texas
21 Mar 2010 20:00 SXSW Austin, Texas
22 Mar 2010 20:00 House Of Sweden Washington, Washington DC