Monthly Archives: April 2014

SPIN PREMIERES LONESOME SHACK’S NEW SONG “MEDICINE”

LONESOME SHACK TO RELEASE NEW MORE PRIMITIVE ALBUM ON MAY 20TH THROUGH ALIVE NATURALSOUND RECORDS!

SPIN PREMIERES LONESOME SHACK’S NEW TRACK “MEDICINE”!
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LONESOME SHACK HITS THE ROAD FOR SUMMER TOUR!

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More Primitive finds Seattle’s Lonesome Shack exploring the depths of boogie and country blues. The trio’s sound is raw and immediate with finger-picked guitar lines, soulful crooning and big danceable grooves. Ben Todd’s introspective lyrics take the American blues tradition to a new level, examining personal history, loss of friends and a burning desire to get to the primitive core of life.

The band began in New Mexico’s Gila Wilderness where Ben Todd hunkered down in the shack he built and studied the music of the American folk and blues lineage. In 2008 Todd joined up with drummer Kristian Garrard in Seattle, and in 2011 bassist Luke Bergman became the third member.

Lonesome Shack’s More Primitive will be available on CD, digital formats and limited edition vinyl on May 20th through Alive Naturalsound Records.

LONESOME SHACK 2014 “MORE PRIMITIVE TOUR”

May 17 Fisherman’s Village Music Festival, Everett, WA

May 23 Columbia City Theater, Seattle, WA [“More Primitive” Record Release]

May 24 The Green Frog, Bellingham, WA

June 5 – 21 Club, Portland, OR

June 6 – Axe and Fiddle, Cottage Grove, OR

June 7 – The Crepe Place, Santa Cruz, CA

June 8 – Thee Parkside, San Francisco, CA

June 10 – The Escondite, LA, CA

June 11 – Lost Leaf, Phoenix, AZ

June 12 – La Cocina, Tucson, AZ

June 13 – The Grand Saloon, Bisbee, AZ

June 14 – High Desert Brewery, Las Cruces, NM

June 15 – Sparky’s, Hatch, NM

June 16 – Taos Mesa Brewery, Taos, NM

June 17 – TBA, Denver, CO

June 18 – TBA, Colorado Springs, CO

June 19 – The Garage, SLC, UT

June 20 – Sun Valley Brewery, Sun Valley, ID

June 21 – Zola, Spokane, WA

(additional dates to be announced soon)

HERE’S WHAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SAYING ABOUT LONESOME SHACK:

“This bluesy trio calls Seattle home, but you’d swear that Lonesome Shack hail from the deepest Mississippi Delta based on this teaser from their forthcoming album More Primitive. ‘Medicine’ ambles along at the tempo of a stroll, or a heartbeat, with the rhythm battened down tight by Kristian Garrard’s steady rolling drums and Luke Bergman’s insistent baseline. But that’s the only easygoing thing about it; frontman Ben Todd howls at the monkey on his back and tries to stab it with jagged edges of guitar. Going cold turkey never sounded so good.” – SPIN

“Tired of the Black Keys’ gritty-but-then-cleaned-up-for-the-arena blues chug? Then you are in luck. Lonesome Shack haven’t left that grittiness behind” – The Stranger

“A treasure trove of mind-blowing grooves that go somewhere beyond the traditional.” – Relix/Jambands

“Straight up gritty blues that sounds just like the classics. It could be Robert Johnson’s devil owned hands petting the guitar, or Leadbelly’s voice blowing out an ancient microphone.” – Secretly Important

“…old school blues with a rocky edge that can calm your fears and give you goosebumps in the same breath.” – Dingus

“Scruff Blues band out of Seattle that keeps it real and unpretentious” – Cincinnati City Beat

“Lonesome Shack’s back-porch blues sounds just about as authentic as it comes…they have devoted themselves to the study of true roots.” – Seattle Weekly

“Lonesome Shack is faithful to their name: aesthetically distant, unpretentious and full of lyrics of restless isolation…poetically devoted to that fading Americana sound.” – Arkansas Times

FOR MORE INFO ON LONESOME SHACK:
http://lonesomeshack.com

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AMERICAN SONGWRITER PREMIERES “HOLLIS BROWN GETS LOADED” RECORD STORE DAY ALBUM!

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO AMERICAN SONGWRITER’S ALBUM PREMIERE OF “HOLLIS BROWN GETS LOADED” – HOLLIS BROWN’S COVER OF THE VELVET UNDERGROUND’S CLASSIC “LOADED” ALBUM!

RECORD STORE DAY EXCLUSIVE PRESSED ON HAND-MIXED STARBURST VINYL AND LIMITED TO 500 COPIES

HOLLIS BROWN HITS THE ROAD WITH THE ZOMBIES IN APRIL BEFORE EMBARKING ON EUROPEAN TOUR IN MAY & JUNE!

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HOLLIS BROWN US TOUR DATES W/ THE ZOMBIES:

4/23 Birmingham, AL @ Iron City Live

4/24 Macon, GA @ Cox Capitol Theatre

4/25 Nashville, TN @ 3rd & Lindsley

4/27 Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone Café

4/30 Dallas, TX @ Kessler Theatre

5/1 Dallas, TX @ Kessler Theatre

5/3 McAllen, TX @ Cine El Rey

5/4 The Woodlands, TX @ Dosey Doe

HOLLIS BROWN EUROPEAN TOUR DATES:

5/29 Heerleen, NE @ Nieuwe Nor

5/30 Den Haag, NE @ Supermarkt

5/31 Norderstedt, DE @ Waldbuhne Stadtpark

6/01 Utrecht, NL @ DBs

6/02 Eindhoven, NL @ Meneer Fritz

6/03 Birmingham, UK @Hare and Hounds

6/04 Newcastle, UK @ The Cluny 2

6/05 Nottingham, UK @ The Maze

6/06 Liverpool, UK @ Zanzibar

6/08 London, UK @ Garage Upstairs

6/10 Lille, FR @ El Diablo

6/11 Paris, FR @ La Mecanique Ondulatiore

6/12 Tulle, FR @ Des Lendemains Qui Chantent

6/13 Hondarribia, ESP @ Psylocibinea

6/14 Madrid, ESP @ Wurlitzer Ballroom

6/15 Valencia, ESP @ Loco Club

6/17 Bern, CH @ Rossli

6/18 Savignano Sul Rubicone, IT @ Sottomarino Giallo

6/19 Vignola, IT @ Stones Cafe

6/20 Ferrara, IT @The Secret Garden Festival

6/21 Clavesana, IT @ Crete Senesi Random Rock Festival

6/23 Zurich, CH @ Bar Rossi

6/25 Krefeld, DE @ Kulturrampe

6/26 Moorslede, BE @De Nodige Deugd

6/27 Berlin, DE @ Bassy Club

6/28 Lauchammer, DE @ Real Music Club

6/29 Groningen, NL @Vera

It started out as live tribute last November. Lenny Kaye, Arto Lindsay, Voidoids’ Ivan Julian and others convened at NYC’s Bowery Electric to pay homage to the late, great Lou Reed. The Queens-based roots-rock band Hollis Brown were also invited to perform the Velvet Underground’s 1970 album Loaded in its entirety.

What began as live memorial to a fallen legend has now been preserved on wax for the ages. Hollis Brown Gets Loaded finds the foursome turning in earthy studio takes on all 10 of perhaps the VU’s most accessible tracks. From the cocky strut of classics such as “Sweet Jane” and “Rock & Roll” to the lovely balladry of “New Age,” “I Found A Reason” and the pile-driving rock of “Head Held High,” Hollis Brown pays tribute to this time-honored album with takes that don’t stray too far from the originals, yet still unfold as beautiful new songs with their own unmistakable rootsy approach. And not unlike the running order of the tracks – which goes from last to first, opening with “Oh! Sweet Nuthin’” and closing with “Who Loves The Sun” – this is one great young NYC rock band putting a refreshing new spin on, arguably, the greatest of NYC rock bands.

Hollis Brown Gets Loaded will be available at independent record stores from coast-to-coast on April 19th as a Record Store Day exclusive on hand-mixed three-color starburst vinyl.

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“Hollis Brown make music that sounds just as alive today as it would’ve in 1966 and will 40 years from now.” – SPIN

FOR MORE INFO ON HOLLIS BROWN:
http://hollisbrown.com

FOR MORE INFO ON THE ZOMBIES:
http://www.thezombies.net

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THE FLAMIN’ GROOVIES KICK-OFF 10-CITY SPRING 2014 U.S TOUR APRIL 26TH!

LEGENDARY BAND TO FOLLOW-UP THEIR U.S. DATES WITH TOURS OF SPAIN & FRANCE IN MAY/JUNE!

FLAMIN’ GROOVIES DOCUMENTARY IN THE WORKS VIA KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN!

Having completed successful tours of Japan, Australia, London and the U.S. last year, THE FLAMIN’ GROOVIES are hitting the road again in full force for their spring 2014 tours of the U.S., Spain and France. The Cyril Jordan, Chris Wilson, George Alexander line-up that rocked the UK, Europe and the US from 1971 – 1980 are BACK IN ACTION. With the addition of Victor Penalosa on drums, they continue to present their own unique and infectious style of rock n roll with such cult classics as “Slow Death,” “Shake Some Action” and “You Tore Me Down.”

THE FLAMIN’ GROOVIES 2014 U.S TOUR DATES:

April 26 – Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA (w/ The Tyde, The Light Fantastic)
Tickets: http://ow.ly/vvKy9

April 28 – One Eyed Jacks, New Orleans, LA (w/ The Men)
Tickets: http://ow.ly/vvL7e

May 1 – Austin Psych Fest @ Red 7, Austin, TX (w/ The Warlocks, Asteroid #4, etc.)
Tickets: http://ow.ly/vExjs

May 3 – House Of Blues, Houston, TX (w/ Muck and the Mires, Mikey and the Drags)
Tickets: http://ow.ly/vvLEG

May 4 – Kessler Theater, Dallas, TX (w/ The Hickoids)
Tickets: http://ow.ly/vvLZr

May 6 – Hi Tone, Memphis, TN (w/ Doug Tuttle, Tyler Keith)
Tickets: http://ow.ly/vvMiC

May 8 – Plush, St Louis, MO (w/ Bad Dates)
Tickets: http://ow.ly/vCsC6

May 9 – House Of Blues, Chicago IL (w/ Archie Powell and the Export)
Tickets: http://ow.ly/vvMCR

May 10 – Potawatomi Bingo, Milwaukee, WI (w/ Lee Rocker)
Tickets: http://ow.ly/vBXfX

May 11 – Turf Club, St. Paul, MN (w/ Mighty Mofo’s)
Tickets: http://ow.ly/vvN2p

THE FLAMIN’ GROOVIES 2014 SPAIN TOUR DATES:

29 May – Sala El Sol, Madrid

30 May – Explosivo Club, Zaragoza

31 May – Kafe Antzokia, Bilbao

1 June – Sala Acapulco, Gijón

4 June – Sala [2] de Apolo, Barcelona

5 June – Loco Club, Valencia

6 June – Sala El Tren, Granada

7 June – Sala Stereo, Alicante

THE FLAMIN’ GROOVIES 2014 FRANCE TOUR DATES:

10 June – Club Cargo, Caen

12 June – La Trabendo, Paris

13 June – Parc Expo, Nancy

14 June – John Lennon, Limoges

15 June – Moloco, Besancon

16 June – Toulouse

17 June – Secrete Place, Montpellier

(Italy and UK tour dates to be announced soon)

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THE FLAMIN’ GROOVIES (left to right: Cyril Jordan, George Alexander, Victor Penalosa, Chris Wilson) photo credit: Anne Laurent

CLICK THE IMAGE BELOW FOR MORE INFO ON THE KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN TO FUND THE NEW DOCUMENTARY “THE INCREDIBLE FLAMIN’ GROOVIES” & TO WATCH AN 8-MINUTE TEASER REEL FROM THE FILM!

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CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE FLAMIN’ GROOVIES’ RECENT SINGLE “END OF THE WORLD” VIA ROLLING STONE!

“The Flamin’ Groovies’ new song ‘End of the World,’ like the band’s best tracks, blends proto-punk energy with power-pop melody. A certain rawness permeates the band’s dedication to pop rhythm, making it sound like it could have been recorded today or in 1972. Considering all the bands that have been influenced by the Groovies, this music is timeless. – ROLLING STONE

“The Flamin’ Groovies’ new single ‘End of the World’ actually sounds to me like substantial growth from their mid/late ’70s material — this is just sonically, musically beyond even ‘Shake Some Action,’ I think. I don’t know if the riff is quite as devastating but the whole soundscape is.” – DAVE MARSH

“The Groovies’ recent return sees their quest to keep the spirit of beat music alive continuing.” – MOJO (Nov. 2013)

“The Flamin’ Groovies uniquely straddled the garage rock and new wave periods with equally classic output during both, becoming a peerless and legendary San Francisco band.” – SF WEEKLY

“Badass rock ‘n’ roll that predated punk rock by a good decade. The Flamin’ Groovies are about as classic a rock band as it gets. And to die-hard fans of rock ‘n’ roll, they are classic rock legends.” – CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER

“One of San Francisco’s best, if somewhat overlooked, bands. – MOTHER JONES

FOR MORE INFO ON THE FLAMIN’ GROOVIES:
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https://twitter.com/FlaminGroovies

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AMERICAN SONGWRITER PREMIERES COLLIN HERRING’S NEW TRACK “PSYCHOPATHS”

TEXAS SINGER-SONGWRITER TO RELEASE HIS FIFTH ALBUM SOME KNIVES ON MAY 13TH!

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE PREMIERE OF COLLIN HERRING’S NEW TRACK “PSYCHOPATHS” VIA AMERICAN SONGWRITER!

Some Knives is Collin Herring‘s fifth studio effort, yet it’s his first in nearly five years. “This album has been done for a lot longer than it seems,” the Texas singer-songwriter admits. “Most of the process was coordinating dates and small sessions here and there. Producer and drummer Matt Pence (Centro-matic) was able to hear the demos and the rest was just making it happen. We liked working with Matt and after some discussion about the initial recordings, it was a no brainer that he was going to mix this record as well. We didn’t want anything lost in translation on this project.”

Herring & Pence were joined in the studio with Jeremy Hull on bass and the singer-songwriter’s father, Ben Roi Herring, on keyboards, pedal steel and backing vocals. “I like that the credits on this album are short. I like small groups,” Herring states. “There was no ‘that sounded good’ and then re-recording it at a later date. We all just played our parts.”

One of the underlying influences of the album occurred unintentionally during the sessions. As Herring explains, “During the recording process my Dad got cancer and beat it (Remission). Good surgeon and good cannabis oil. There was a point when Dad was laying down the pedal steel on one of the songs that I had to go outside and take a walk. It was emotional. While he was recording he looked up at me with this look on his face that told me his entire story. A look that said this is for you. This note. All these notes. All these bends. Everything that’s weaving around. This is life and it’s not over yet.”

“We kept the health stuff to ourselves but I’d be lying if I didn’t say it had some impact. Most of the recording was done when we found out but I still feel like, every now and then, that some of the emotional shadows crept onto the recordings.”

Some Knives is, in fact, an emotional ride, yet it’s a beautiful trip not only shrouded with dark corners, doubt and fear, but also dappled with light and a shimmering sense of hope throughout. These 11 moving tracks, that stylistically traverse through rock, alt.country and even touches of psychedelia, should prove what regional Texas press has already been hailing as both “the torchbearer for alt.country” and “the next big thing.”

Collin Herring’s Some Knives will be available on CD & digital formats on May 13th. Spring/summer U.S tour dates to be announced soon.

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HERE’S WHAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SAYING ABOUT COLLIN HERRING:

[Song Premiere: Collin Herring’s “Some Knives”] “The Texas-based singer-songwriter crafts intimate, country-tinged tunes that remind me of some of my favorite bands, like Son Volt and Whiskeytown. Close your eyes and open your ears to this track, and may you be temporarily transported … (And seriously, how great is this song? I’ve heard it about a dozen times already and that’s still not enough!)” – USA TODAY

“… a phenomenal album that melds the alt-country and power pop genres with captivating ease. Herring’s songs can be utterly heartbreaking and poetic even when he’s banging the hell out of his guitar.” – DALLAS OBSERVER

“… electric-honed alt.country in the vein of Son Volt.” – THE AUSTIN CHRONICLE

“If you are a fan of Matthew Ryan, then adding Herring’s work to your collection is a must. His poetry, robed in rock with a slight spark of twang continues to be an impressive combination.” – TWANGVILLE

“On Herring’s fourth album, Ocho, the Austin singer/songwriter assembles an eight-song set that often bristles with the Roots/Rock Americana of his first three discs while incorporating more of the kind of atmospheric texturalism found in the wheelhouse of Tom Waits and Chuck Prophet. Herring’s plaintive and tremulous vocal style and disquieting lyrical honesty puts him in proximity to Ryan Adams, Freedy Johnston and Chris Whitley, especially when he goes full bore electric. But when he applies those same gifts in an acoustic Folk direction, there’s a haunted, ethereal quality to the songs reminiscent of Elvis Costello’s collaborations with T-Bone Burnett. And in a lot of cases, the cumulative results are Herring’s distinctive sonic fingerprint, giving the clear impression that he’s well on his way to establishing the kind of broad, expansive and unique range that Neil Young has successfully cultivated for the past four decades.” – CINCINNATI CITY BEAT

FOR MORE INFO ON COLLIN HERRING:
http://www.collinherring.com
https://www.facebook.com/collinherringmusic

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  • Tour Dates

    • 03/31/17 THE WHISKEY GENTRY in Johnson City, TN at Willowtree
    • 04/01/17 THE WHISKEY GENTRY in Knoxville, TN at Barley’s Taproom
    • 04/07/17 THE WHISKEY GENTRY in Atlanta, GA at Center Stage
    • 04/07/17 THE KNITTS in Los Angeles, CA at Maui Sugar Mill
    • 04/08/17 THE WHISKEY GENTRY in Athens, GA at 40-Watt Club
    • 04/15/17 M ROSS PERKINS in Knoxville, TN at Boyd’s Jig & Reel
    • 04/23/17 THE KNITTS in Fullerton, CA at Continental Room

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