Monthly Archives: April 2015

YAHOO! MUSIC PREMIERES R. RING’S NEW TRACK “SINGING TOWER”!

R. RING (FEATURING THE BREEDERS’ KELLEY DEAL & AMPLINE’S MIKE MONTGOMERY) TO KICK-OFF U.S. SPRING TOUR APRIL 21ST IN CINCY!

R. RING’S 7″ VINYL SPLIT-SINGLE W/ KENTUCKY GARAGE-ROCKERS QUAILBONES OUT THIS JULY VIA SOFABURN RECORDS!

YAHOO! MUSIC PREMIERES R. RING’S NEW TRACK “SINGING TOWER”! CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

R. Ring is Kelley Deal and Mike Montgomery. It is voices, guitars and keys. It is sparse, chaotic, abrasive and lulling, often within the same song. It is new. It is, at the very least, a stark departure from the music they make in their other bands (Kelley with The Breeders and Mike with Ampline).

Kelley lives in Dayton, Ohio. Mike lives in Dayton, Kentucky.

R. Ring’s 7″ split-single with Kentucky-based garage rockers Quailbones will feature the two respective songs “Singing Tower” & “A Tip to Trick the Tide” and will be released this July in 7″ vinyl & digital formats via Sofaburn Records. While this won’t be available for a few months yet, R. Ring will be producing an extremely limited (100) handmade, custom-packaged version of it as a 12″ vinyl LP with screen-printed artwork just for thier upcoming tour (dates below).

In addition, R. Ring will also be putting out a second 7″ split-single this spring with another great act. Details to be announced soon.

R. Ring will be on tour all spring and will be joined by drummer Jose Medeles (The Breeders / 1939 Ensemble ) for a week of dates in the Pacific Northwest, before drummer/professional skater Kristian Svitak (The Heartaches / Swami Records) joins them for their leg back home from L.A.

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R. Ring’s friend Ali Calis at Able Projects in Cincinnati did the great poster art (above) for them depicting the “SS R.RING” atop a frothy sea, charging head-on into a giant, angry octopuss. R. Ring titled it, ”Peril” and Ali of course titled it, “Pussy.” So… they present to you the following confirmed dates for their ‘Pussy-Peril’ Tour!

R. RING’S “PUSSY-PERIL” TOUR DATES

4/18 – Wooster, OH – Lucky Records w/ Buffalo Killers and Ampline (noon)

4/18 – Dayton, OH – Omega Music w/ Buffalo Killers and Ampline (6pm)

4/21 – Cincinnati, OH – Northside Tavern

4/30 – Dayton, OH – Canal Public House

5/01 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle

5/02 – Madison, WI – Frequency

5/03 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry

5/04 – Fargo, ND – The Aquarium

5/05 – Billings, MT – Pub Station

5/06 – Spokane, WA – The Bartlett

5/07 – Seattle, WA – Sunset Tavern

5/10 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios (w/ Bed)

5/11 – San Francisco, CA – Elbo Room (w/ 1939 Ensemble)

5/12 – Los Angeles, CA – Satellite (w/ 1939 Ensemble)

5/14 – Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad

5/15 – Denver, CO – Hi Dive

5/16 – Omaha, NE – O’leavers

5/17 – Lawrence, KS – Replay Lounge

5/18 – Columbia, MO – Cafe Berlin

5/19 – Louisville, KY – The New Vintage (w/ Quailbones)

(more dates to be announced soon)

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MORE INFO ON R. RING:
http://rring.tumblr.com
https://www.facebook.com/rringsings

MORE INFO ON QUAILBONES:
https://www.facebook.com/quailbones

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MORE INFO ON SOFABURN RECORDS:
http://www.sofaburnrecords.com

MEDIA & INTERVIEW REQUESTS:
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Pavement PR
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HIGH TIMES PREMIERES PSYCH-BLUES MUSICIAN YAZAN’S NEW SONG “I GET HIGH”!

Head on over to High Times to listen to the premiere of Brooklyn-based psych-blues musician YAZAN’s new track “I Get High”!

Song Premiere: Yazan’s “I Get High”
BY MONKEYSHINES

We were so blown away by Yazan’s neo-blues sound that we had to share this brand-new song, “I Get High,” with our readers.

“Weed is a versatile mental medicine that I have used as both an anesthetic and as an aphrodisiac,” said the Brooklyn-based rocker. “I have used its power to help guide me through some of my darker emotions with a certain lightheartedness – it magically reminds me that I love everything and everyone everywhere!”

Listen to “I Get High” below, and check out his four-song EP, Howlin’, on Shoulder Tap Records.
http://www.hightimes.com/read/song-premiere-yazans-i-get-high

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YAHOO! MUSIC PREMIERES JAMES WILLIAMSON & FRINDS’ RECENT L.A. CONCERT

James Williamson with Alison Mosshart (photo: Heather Harris)

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE FULL CONCERT JAMES WILLIAMSON’S RECENT L.A. CONCERT WITH ALISON MOSSHART, JELLO BIAFRA, JESSE MALIN, LISA KEKAULA, CAROLYN WONDERLAND, JOE CARDAMONE & MANY OTHERS RE-INTERPRETING STOOGES’ RARITIES FROM JAMES’ “RE-LICKED” ALBUM!

ELECTRONICS ENGINEER & STOOGES’ GUITARIST JAMES WILLIAMSON NAMED 2015 RECIPIENT OF RONALD H. BROWN STANDARDS LEADERSHIP AWARD. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

SET LIST FROM JAMES WILLIAMSON & FRIENDS’ “RE-LICKED” 01/16/15 SHOW FROM THE BOOTLEG THEATER IN LOS ANGELES

1. “Head on Curve” w/ Jello Biafra (Guantanamo School of Medicine / The Dead Kennedys)

2. “Open Up and Bleed” w/ Carolyn Wonderland

3. “Scene of the Crime” w/ Joe Cardamone (The Icarus Line)

4. “She Creatures of the Hollywood Hills” w/ Frank Meyer (Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs)

5. “Till The End of the Night” w/ Alison Mosshart (The Kills / Dead Weather)

6. “I Got a Right”w/ Lisa Kekaula (The Bellrays)

7. “Pinpoint Eyes” w/ Joe Cardamone

8. “Wild Love” w/ Jesse Malin & Alison Mosshart

9. “Rubber Leg”w/ Ron Young (Little Caesar)

10. “I’m Sick of You” w/ Frank Meyer

11. “Gimme Some Skin” w/ Carolyn Wonderland

12. “Cock in My Pocket” w/ Shea Roberts (The Richmond Sluts)

13. “Heavy Liquid” w/ Lisa Kekaula

14. “Wet My Bed” w/ The Richmond Sluts

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15. “Search and Destroy” w/ Cheetah Chrome (The Dead Boys), Jesse Malin, and Jello Biafra

16. “Louie Louie” w/ James Williamson & Friends

HERE’S WHAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SAYING ABOUT JAMES WILLIAMSON’S RE-LICKED ALBUM:

“Unsurprisingly brilliant.” – NME

“‘I Gotta Right,’ the second single from Re-Licked. is a manic, guitar-blazing rocker featuring belter Lisa Kekaula of The Bellrays.” – USA TODAY

“James Williamson’s aggressive guitar style may be the most influential in punk.” – NPR’s WORLD CAFE

“An avalanche of raw riffs… and Williamson playing white-knuckled leads like he absolutely refuses to let the Stooges’ music go gentle into that good night.” – PREMIER GUITAR

“…hard-charging, fast-paced punk” – EXCLAIM!

4 STARS! “A raft of top-notch guest vocalists (Lisa Kekaula, Bobby Gillespie, Ariel Pink, Mark Lanegan, Jello Biafra et al) bring the attitude while the band (featuring the remaining Stooges in parts) tear through what prove to be timeless tunes like the intervening years never happened. Inspiring.” – THE MUSIC.COM-AU

“…a karmic correction” – HARVEY KUBERNIK

“This completely f*ckin’ smokes.” – DANGEROUS MINDS

“Williamson’s axe still packs a formidable onslaught.” – SHINDIG!

“Williamson reworks obscure Stooges songs with a dream line-up of vocalists. Great as Raw Power is, Iggy and James had more to offer still; here’s some long-delayed proof.” – VIVE LE ROCK

“Williamson himself still plays with a young man’s vigour, alternating exhilarating unstable solos with murderously focuses riffs. And Jesus, that tone… you could shave Brian Blessed with it.” – RECORD COLLECTOR MAGAZINE

4/5 STARS! “Every musician on this album brought his A game, and Re-Licked is a great listen. James Williamson has hit a home run with this one, and it’s maybe the best Stooges record yet.” – PUNK GLOBE

“Re-Licked is a kicking itself out of the garage with an intent to seek and destroy all naysayers, and along for the ride are some very special guest stars.” – ARTROCKER

“The lion’s share of Re-Licked effectively recreates what could and should have been the Stooges’ second Columbia album, at the same time – and this is the important part – as liberating the songs’ reputation from the concert environment. Some of the reworkings serve up what you’d expect, and are as great as they ought to be, too. But the real winners are the left field choices. Ariel Pink transforms the always-under-rated “She Creature of the Hollywood Hills” into a breathless slice of garage jazz fusion; Alison Mosshart’s “‘Til The End of the Night” is vividly chilled torch – not the band’s first bona fide ballad (that was probably “Gimme Danger”), but their first to sound like one, and Joe Cardamone concocts such a beautifully swaggering “Pinpoint Eyes” that you can almost hear the original Stooges cheering him on from their bar stools.” – GOLDMINE MAGAZINE

“A star-studded fuzz fest… Re-Licked rounds up vocalists from the famous to the obscure to rescue The Stooges’ mythical post-Raw Power repertory. Scruffy, in-the-red backing is suitably Stoogian, but the material is impeccable.” – UNCUT

“… gruff and propulsive” – CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND

“When you think of the sound of punk rock, real punk rock, what you hear is the sound James Williamson created in 1973 by plugging his Gibson Les Paul Custom guitar into a Vox AC30 amplifier and cranking it up until your ears bleed.” – VH1.com

“…the ‘Great Lost Stooges’ album of 1974.” – OUT MAGAZINE

“It goes without saying that the songs boast plenty of Williamson’s firebreathing guitar… he remains a riffmeister supreme. Re-Licked is as ball-busting a rock & roll record as any to come down the pike in 2014.” – BLURT MAGAZINE

“This project isn’t just a re-hashing of old material, in fact far from it. Williamson has spent over a year bringing the tracks to life and finding the right vocalist for each song with the absence of Pop.” – ABC12-TV

“These are some of the greatest rock ’n’ roll songs ever written…. as killer a rock ’n’ roll album as you’re going to hear in these days of increasingly diminished expectations.” – James Marshall / PLEASE KILL ME.com

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FOR MORE INFO ON JAMES WILLIAMSON:
http://straightjameswilliamson.com

SPIN PREMIERES YAZAN’S NEW SONG “TELL ME BABY”

Head over to SPIN to check out the Brooklyn-based psych-blues musician Yazan’s new single “Tell Me Baby” from his forthcoming four-track EP Howlin’
http://www.spin.com/2015/04/yazan-tell-me-baby/

Yazan Revives the Ghosts of Old Southern Blues on ‘Tell Me Baby’

The New York musician is currently touring with PILE and will release ‘Howlin’ on April 21

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Yazan tour dates:

March 28 – Tempe, AZ @ Cornish Pasty

March 30 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar

April 3 – Oakland, CA @ Night Light

April 7 – Olympia, WA @ Deadbeat Records

April 16 – Carbondale, IL @ The Swamp

April 28 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right

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THE BIG TAKEOVER PREMIERES BOHANNONS’ NEW LP “BLACK CROSS. BLACK SHIELD”

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE PREMIERE OF BOHANNONS’ NEW ALBUM “BLACK CROSS. BLACK SHIELD” VIA THE BIG TAKEOVER! 

“We sequenced this album like a book,” says Bohannons front man Marty Bohannon, of the Chattanooga, Tennessee-based rock band’s sophomore studio LP, which comes out next week on This Is American Music. “It’s bound, it has a beginning and an end. Although it’s not a concept record, it does flow on a timeline. From my early childhood to the future witnessing the final Book of Revelation. It’s a story as perceived by the past, present and future. The hardest lesson learned for me was coping with loss. It wasn’t till just a couple of years ago I decided to ‘charge at it,’ and thus these songs were born.”

Preceded by the Steve Albini-produced debut EP Days of Echo (2010) and the band’s critically acclaimed 2012 album, Unaka Rising, Black Cross, Black Shield is a bracing blast of post-punk guitar thunder, spiked with accents of country and blues. We dig the hell out of it and we hope you do too!

Bohannons celebrates the album’s release with three barnstorming shows next week: March 26 at The End in Nashville; March 27 at The Earl in Atlanta; and March 28 at JJ’s Bohemia in Chattanooga.

Pre-order the album here

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  • Tour Dates

    • 10/21/17 BUFFALO KILLERS in Columbus, OH at Used Kids Records
    • 10/21/17 IKEBE SHAKEDOWN in Brooklyn, NY at Union Pool
    • 10/26/17 IKEBE SHAKEDOWN in Kingston, NY at BSP .
    • 10/28/17 BUFFALO KILLERS in Wooster, OH at Lucky Records
    • 10/28/17 BUFFALO KILLERS in AKRON, OH at SQUARE RECORDS
    • 10/28/17 GRACE BASEMENT in St Louis, MO at Off Broadway
    • 11/03/17 JEREMY PINNELL in Pawlet, VT at The Barn Restaurant & Tavern

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