5/31/2011

Eternal Summers @ The Echo



Eternal Summers play the echo tonight, May 31st.
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GLISS us tour this week



GLISS is one of the best LA rock bands. Their last album Devotion Implosion came out two years ago. Since they have toured with The Horrors and many other bands. Now they begin a 4-date west coast tour with Glasvegas.

June 4th: Glasvegas and Gliss at Neumos (Seattle)

June 5th: Glasvegas and Gliss at Hawthorne Theater (Portland)

June 7th: Glasvegas and Gliss at Great American (SF)

June 8th: Glasvegas and Gliss at Troubadour (LA)
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5/30/2011

Pulp "Common People"


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5/28/2011

Eternal Summers + Seapony @ Echo



ETERNAL SUMMERS



SEAPONY
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ETERNAL SUMMERS at the ECHO with Seapony on Tuesday May 31st. In celebration of all that is great we are giving away two pairs of tickets to those amazing LA music lovers out there. All you have to do is send your name or email address and mention Eternal Summers. Leave a comment below, follow us on twitter, or send an email to PORTINFINITE @ aol.com and we will pick a winner at noon on Wednesday. Enter sooner than later. Good luck.
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Asobi Seksu @ Satellite



Asobi Seksu plays the Satellite tonight, May 28th.
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5/27/2011

Gil Scott-Heron (RIP 1949-2011)



Major influence on music and poetry, Gil Scott-Heron (1949-2011).
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Joan As Police Woman @ Bootleg



Joan As Police Woman will be playing the Bootleg Theater tonight, May 27th.
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5/26/2011

Little Dragon @ Berkeley Street Studio



Little Dragon playing at Berkeley Street Studio tonight May 26th.
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Nick Cave reissues

We are giving these four Nick Cave CDs from the 1990s: Let Love In, Murder Ballads, The Boatmans Call, and No More Shall We Part. One lucky winner. Please make a comment below or follow us on Twitter.
More info about these reissues on the official site: www.nickcaveandthebadseeds.com

Video info:

Watch exclusive videos from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds' classic The Boatman's Call below and feel free to embed and share.

The Boatman's Call along with Let Love In, No More Shall We Part and Murder Ballads were all recently reissued as Collector's Editions.

They can be purchased at iTunes or via your local record shop to get your hands on the amazing artwork.

"(Are You) The One That I've Been Waiting For?"

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5/25/2011

Stereo Total @ Echoplex contest



STEREO TOTAL at the ECHOPLEX with Giant Drag on Tuesday May 31st. In celebration of all that is great we are giving away two pairs of tickets to those amazing LA music lovers out there. All you have to do is send your name or email address and mention Stereo Total. Leave a comment below, follow us on twitter, or send an email to PORTINFINITE @ aol.com and we will pick a winner at noon on Wednesday. Enter sooner than later. Good luck.
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5/24/2011

Lonely Trees @ Viper Room



Lonely Trees at Viper room tonight 10pm, May 24th
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The Horrors "Still Life"



New song by The Horrors. New album in July 2011.
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James Blake @ Hollywood Forever







James Blake plays at Hollywood Forever tonight, May 24th.
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5/23/2011

The Rapture

THE RAPTURE

In The Grace of Your Love

September 6, 2011 via DFA Records





The Rapture have announced the release details for their long awaited third album In The Grace Of Your Love on September 6th through DFA Records.

The release of In The Grace Of Your Love marks the dawn of a new chapter in the bands history and a welcome return to DFA Records, having re-signed with the label that released some of their most acclaimed early singles, and whose founders James Murphy & Tim Goldsworthy produced their debut album Echoes. This an exciting release for the DFA familiy who will also be celebrating that same month the iconic label's 10th Anniversary.

Together with French producer Philippe Zdar (Phoenix, Beastie Boys, Chromeo) they have crafted and shaped a bold & euphoric album that sounds definitively & distinctly like The Rapture and no one else. Through the course of its eleven tracks, you can immerse yourself as waves of lyrical optimism & introspection crash between angular guitars & pulsing synthesizers, pounding drums & into sweet rhythmical lullabies. This is the sound of The Rapture re-engaged and revitalized with a voice as clear as they ever had.

The full tracklisting is as follows:

In The Grace Of Your Love
1) Sail Away
2) Miss You
3) Blue Bird
4) Come Back to Me
5) In the Grace of Your Love
6) Never Gonna Die Again
7) Roller Coaster
8) Children
9) Can You Find a Way?
10) How Deep Is Your Love?
11) It Takes Time to Be a Man

In The Grace Of Your Love was recorded at Motorbass, Paris and Gary's Electric in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

The Rapture are Gabriel Andruzzi, Luke Jenner & Vito Roccoforte

Stay tuned for US tour dates!


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5/21/2011

James Blake @ Troubadour









James Blake plays the Troubadour on Monday, May 23rd. He also performs at Hollywood Forever of the 24th.
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White Denim @ Echo contest



WHITE DENIM at the ECHO on Wednesday May 25th. In celebration of all that is great we are giving away two pairs of tickets to those amazing LA music lovers out there. All you have to do is send your name or email address and mention WHITE DENIM. Leave a comment below, follow us on twitter, or send an email to PORTINFINITE @ aol.com and we will pick a winner at noon on Wednesday. Enter sooner than later. Good luck.
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5/20/2011

Nite Jewel @ Troubadour



Nite Jewel will be playing the Troubadour on Monday June 23rd.
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Zola Jesus @ Make Music Pasadena



Zola Jesus will be playing Make Music Pasadena, June 18th.
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Ladytron "White Elephant"




Gravity The Seducer Available Sept 12 (UK) / Sept 13 (US)

Ladytron will release their fifth full-length album, Gravity The Seducer, on September 12 (UK) / September 13 (US).

The album finds Ladytron framing the vocal melodies of twin singers Mira Aroyo and Helen Marnie within their most cinematic production to date. Gravity The Seducer was recorded this past summer in the Kent countryside with co-producer Barny Barnicott, who also worked on their third record Witching Hour and is wrapped in gorgeous artwork from now regular collaborator, Neil Krug.


Gravity The Seducer Track Listing:

1. White Elephant
2. Mirage
3. White Gold
4. Ace of Hz
5. Ritual
6. Moon Palace
7. Altitude Blues
8. Ambulances
9. Melting Ice
10. Transparent Days
11. 90 Degrees
12. Aces High

Click here to listen to "White Elephant," the first single from Gravity The Seducer.

Click here to download "White Elephant" on iTunes.

Pre-order Gravity The Seducer on iTunes (digital album) and Amazon (CD).


Ladytron Tour Dates

June 2 - Hässleholm, Sweden @ Siesta Festival - TIX | INFO
June 3 - Kraków, Poland @ Selector Festival - TIX | INFO
June 8 - London, United Kingdom @ The Forum - TIX | INFO
June 9 - Glasgow, United Kingdom @ The Arches - TIX | INFO
June 10 - Liverpool, United Kingdom @ St Georges Hall - TIX | INFO
June 11 - Dublin, Ireland @ Tripod - TIX | INFO
June 16 - Hungary @ Hegyaja Festival - TIX | INFO


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5/19/2011

Brian Jonestown Massacre "Hide and Seek"



Brian Jonewtown Massacre LIVE in Spain.
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5/18/2011

Foster The People @ Amoeba Music



Foster The People play at Amoeba Music LA on May 24th 6pm. Bring your paint bottles.
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The Kills @ Carson Daly



The Kills are on Carson Daly tonight, May 18th.
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5/17/2011

Gavin Friday "catholic"

Extraordinary music legend Gavin Friday releases new album "catholic" today (digital) with physical release date slated for August. (MB3/EMI)
4 star Reviews from Uncut, Q, Mojo and more!
"torchy, mirror-ball beauty. These are his silkiest arrangements, but shadowy undercurrents ensure the tension never lets up."
- MOJO 4 stars
"Friday shamelessly rekindles the Eno/Lanois unforgettable shimmer, croons against the dying of the light, and somehow emerges defiantly alive."
- Uncut 4 stars
"Echoes of Yeats writing about the violent heart... the music policy is sui generis, nocturnal-futurist with Friday's yearning half falsetto melodies drifting past moonscapes lit by neo ambient and late night club pulses " - Hot Press
" In short, it's a captivating listen from a distinguished performer. Welcome back, Gavin.
Q Magazine 4 stars
"16 years off the circuit don’t seem to have withered his pen" - The Post (Ireland)
"Able, the album's opening salvo, is an elated blast of stadium-bating synth-rock that is more uplifting than elegiac. Writhing in the song's spiralling keyboard sounds and gently chiming guitars, Friday purrs in his inimitable style about love, loss and letting go. Buoyed by a pulsating bass line and Friday's gruff half-spoken vocals, the song simmers and boils into a rousing frenzy of poeticism and rock panache, like U2 imbibing the introspective talents of Leonard Cohen."
Q Magazine Track of the Day
“Able” is an unexpected masterpiece that gives us a glimpse of what is to come from Friday’s new album.” – Pop In Stereo

16 years since his last album, it’s time to salute anti-hero Gavin Friday, who returns to form with his new album “catholic” set for digital release in North America on May 17th with CD to come in late August on MB3 Records/ EMI Music.
In recent years, Gavin Friday’s career has been dominated by cinema, soundtrack and theatre. So its no surprise that their collective, lush shadow looms over catholic. Friday takes conventional song structures and scores them, adding Bowie-synths, sci-fi swirls, epic strings and Germanic rhythms. Friday still puts the same energy and passion into his work that he did as a founding member of seminal post-punk band, Virgin Prunes.
Fittingly enough, “catholic” comes to us at a time of upheaval, of political chaos, and of spiritual, financial and moral bankruptcy. Our world is a very different place since Friday’s last album, Shag Tobacco, was released. The intervening decade and a half coincided with a prolific work period for the singer. From award winning soundtracks - William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet, In America, The Boxer, Get Rich Die Tryin' (with Quincy Jones) and three songs to In The Name Of The Father which featured two collaborations with U2’s Bono ("In The Name Of The Father", "Billy Boola") and a Golden Globe nomination for “You Made Me The Thief of Your Heart” as sung by Sinead O’Connor - to collaborating on Nothing like the Sun with Gavin Bryars and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Then there was his acting debut (in Neil Jordan’s Breakfast on Pluto ), Scott Walker collaborations and a Kurt Weill show at Dublin Theatre Festival. In personal terms, he endured illness, the end of his marriage and his father’s death. To some, the personal is political; but Gavin Friday is clear that this is “an emotional, not a political, album”. The singer likens catholic to “waking from a deep sleep, of letting go and coming to terms with loss”. And somewhere in the middle of all that, there are slivers of love, contentment and romance.
Sometimes when you’re building songs, they tell you ‘look after me’ or ‘fuck off, and leave me alone’”

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The Black Angels @ Detroit Bar tonight



The Black Angels play Detroit Bar tonight, May 17th

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THE BLACK ANGELS TO HEADLINE
THE FIRST ANNUAL
4Knots Music Festival
With Davila 666 and Oberhofer
More To Be Announced
To Be Held Saturday July 16th, 2011
At The South Street Seaport
May 17, 2011 - New York, NY – The Black Angels along with Davila 666 and Oberhofer are the first confirmed bands for this year’s inaugural 4Knots Music Festival. More bands and DJ’s will be announced shortly.
The Village Voice will launch the inaugural 4Knots Music Festival on Saturday July 16th at the South Street Seaport. The festival will be free, open to all ages, and held rain or shine. Bud Light is the title sponsor of the 4Knots Music Festival. Additional sponsors of the event include Dialogue in the Dark, Bodies the Exhibition, New York Film Academy, Institute of Audio Research and The New York Times.
Running between every borough of New York City and culminating near the South Street Seaport, the East River runs at a speed of 4 knots. The Seaport and Pier 17 have a rich and diverse history as profound to New York City as Wall Street, Central Park or even Times Square. Historically, the lower portion of the East River has been one of the busiest and most important channels in the world. Beginning this summer, there will be a new reason for people to flock to the area, ironically which was once also known as the banks of the Sound River.
The 4Knots Music Festival will feature renowned and emerging artists from today’s music scene performing live all day in front of what is sure to be an extremely large and enthusiastic audience. A full lineup of the day’s events will be announced in coming weeks.
The neighborhood where 4Knots Music Festival will be held offers attractions, shops and restaurants for every taste. It is easily accessible by subway, car, ferry or bus.
For the most up to date information please visit:

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DEVO live shows




DEVO CONFIRM LIVE SHOWS

“WHAT WE DO” INTERACTIVE VIDEO MAKES HISTORY

“WHAT WE DO: ELECTRO-DEVO REMIX CORNUCOPIA”
DIGITAL EP AVAILABLE NOW

May 17, 2011 – (Burbank, CA) – DEVO, purveyors of innovative modern music, prophetic sociological shamans, and forward-thinking fashion iconoclasts, have surfaced from their underground think tank compound to announce a handful of new live dates in order to briefly greet their demanding public.

Thur June 16 LC Pavilion Columbus, OH

Fri June 17 Stage AE Outdoors Pittsburgh, PA

Sat June 18 Yonge & Dundas Sq/NXNW Toronto, ONT, CAN

Sun June 19 Sound Of Music Festival Burlington, ONT, CAN

DEVO take to the road in support of their current Warner Bros. records album, SOMETHING FOR EVERYBODY and their brand new digital EP, “WHAT WE DO.”

As previously reported, Devo has just launched a truly unique, groundbreaking interactive video for the song, “WHAT WE DO.” The video was directed by Devo’s own Gerald Casale along with Kii Arens and Jason Trucco and features band members and a cast of Devo-attired professional thespians. What makes the short film so unique is that the viewer has the option to scan the entire 360 degrees of the viewing field to allow control of any focal point of interest. As various characters enter the scenario clad in a piece of Devo merchandise, the viewer can directly access the Official DEVO Store and immediately purchase the featured merchandise with a click. This level of user-friendly video technology is a first and Devo are the perfect creative entity to introduce this visually compelling fan-centric medium to an awaiting world.

Devo’s Gerald Casale explains: “The user/viewer is the director in this video. They decide what to see and when to see it in real time. They will be able to navigate and save a version of what they think others should see. It's like having a vote in Devo's creative process. It's truly interactive.”

To view the “WHAT WE DO” video, go to:
http://mashable.com/2011/04/19/devo-what-we-do/


Lastly, “What We Do: Electro-Devo Remix Cornucopia EP” is available now online only through all participating Digital retailers. The 5-track Digital Maxi Single will feature:

“What We Do” (Single Edit) 3:09

“What We do” (Static Revenger Remix) 6:22

“What We Do” (Kinky Remix) 5:10

“What We Do” (Avant Hard Remix) * 5:13

“Freedom Of Choice’ (Hoska & Osheen Last Minute Remix) * 5:26

Tracks #4 “What We Do” (Avant Hard Remix) and #5, “Freedom Of Choice” (Hoska & Osheen Last Minute Remix) come courtesy of the www.BeatPort.Com contest winners. Congratulations Avant Hard and Hoska & Osheen. They are now rich and famous as a result.

More Devo news soon. Until then, you know what to do and so do we.



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Peaches @ Sunset Junction 2011



PEACHES will be playing Sunset Junction 2011 in August.
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5/16/2011

Gliss: west coast dates



GLISS returns with 4 dates on the west coast. They will be supporting the Scottish band GLASVEGAS. Gliss is working on album number three. The first is called Love The Virgins and the second is called Devotion Implosion.


June 4th: Glasvegas w/ Gliss @ Neumos (Seattle)
June 5th: Glasvegas w/ Gliss @ Hawthorne Theater (Portland)
June 7th: Glasvegas w/ Gliss @ Great American (SF)
June 8th: Glasvegas w/ Gliss @ Troubadour (LA)
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Hammer Museum: free summer shows


KCRW and the Hammer Museum Present the 2011
“Also I Like to Rock” Music Series

The free, all ages concerts will feature emerging bands on four consecutive Thursdays in July

KCRW (89.9FM and KCRW) will continue a cultural collaboration with the Hammer Museum this summer when Also I Like to Rock returns for a series of free concerts featuring today’s top emerging bands in the museum’s courtyard.

With a line up curated by Buzz Bands LA, the evenings kick off at 7pm with DJ sets by KCRW’s own selectors followed by two band performances, including headliners Graffiti6, The Soft Pack, Grouplove, and The Henry Clay People. The full line up is below.

Shows start at 8pm and are free. The Hammer Museum is located in the heart of Westwood.

Admission is on a first come, first served basis. Concertgoers are encouraged to get there early and take advantage of $3 parking available after 6pm under the museum. During the summer music series, the galleries stay open until 9pm.

Hammer members and KCRW subscribers at all levels receive priority entry and exclusive access to the VIP lounge.

Also I Like to Rock 2011 Line Up

Thursday, July 7, 7PM
Graffiti6 + Eastern Conference Champions
KCRW DJ: Dan Wilcox

British rockers Graffiti6 were formed in 2008 around the talents of singer-songwriter Jamie Scott and DJ, writer, and producer Tommy D., who has worked with the likes of Jay-Z and Kanye West. Together they craft a heady, upbeat blend of soulful electropop that falls somewhere in between the Beta Band, Morcheeba, and Gnarls Barkley. The duo’s “psychedelic Northern Soul” is a feast for the ears.

Eastern Conference Champions
The triangulation of Bucks County, Pa.-reared Joshua Ostrander and Greg Lyons along with L.A. guitarist Melissa Dougherty, Eastern Conference Champions fashion indie-rock that can go from ferocious to tender in a heartbeat. The trio gained attention last year when its song “A Million Miles an Hour” was featured in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse soundtrack and kept the momentum going with the April release of their new album Speak-Ahh.

Thursday, July 14, 7PM
The Soft Pack + Hanni El Khatib
KCRW DJ: Chuck P

Launched in 2008 in San Diego by guitar-playing friends Matty McLoughlin and Matt Lamkin, the Soft Pack rocketed to success in 2009 with a punk-meets-garage rock sound inspired by the Modern Lovers, the Fall, the Velvet Underground and the Ramones. With bassist Dave Lantzman and drummer Brian Hill, the foursome released its self-titled debut in 2010 on Kemado Records and has toured the world, including dates at the Coachella and Lollapalooza festivals.

A multi-instrumentalist who serves as singer, songwriter, and producer for his one-man band, Hanni El Khatib wields a sinewy guitar and a wry, whiskey-glazed voice to fashion a mix of bluesy garage-rock soul and malt-shop music for those who drink them spiked with bourbon.

Thursday, July 21, 7PM
Grouplove + Milo Greene
KCRW DJ: Eric J. Lawrence

Los Angeles-based quintet Grouplove came together on the island of Crete, where two friends from New York, Hannah Hooper and Christian Zucconi, met future bandmates Sean Gadd, Ryan Rabin and Andrew Wessen at an art residency. Finding immediate chemistry, the fivesome moved to L.A. to refine and record an EP of ambitious pop marked by sweeping anthems and soaring harmonies. A full album is due this year.

New L.A. pop quintet Milo Greene came together when former UC Irvine classmates Robbie Arnett, Andrew Heringer and Marlana Sheetz reunited for songwriting sessions and, finding common ground in the harmony-laden pop of the 1960s and 1970s, emerged with a batch of undeniably engaging material. They have since expanded their circle by adding Curtis Marrero and Graham Fink and are currently recording songs for their debut release.

Thursday, July 28, 7PM
The Henry Clay People + Lady Danville
KCRW DJ: Chris Douridas

The Pavement- and Tom Petty-influenced rock of L.A.’s the Henry Clay People is informed by the sibling revelry of Joey and Andy Siara, who trade jibes, jabs and guitar licks in the quintet’s hyperactive, angsty tunes. Their third album “Somewhere on the Golden Coast” came out in 2010 on TBD Records and the band followed it up this spring with a punk rock-influenced EP, “This Is a Desert.”

Indie-pop standouts Lady Danville were born when Michael Garner and Dan Chang — natives of Danville, CA — met Matt Frankel at a tryout for UCLA’s Awaken a capella group. Not content simply to harmonize, the threesome took up instruments and embarked on a songwriting campaign that earned them acclaim with tune “Tired Magician” and eventually gigs opening for Ben Folds, Dashboard Confessional and Jack’s Mannequin.

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5/15/2011

The Black Angels @ El Rey



The Black Angels will be at the El Rey tonight, May 15th.
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The Kills "Blood Pressures"


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5/14/2011

The Kills @ Fox Pomona





Alsion Mosshart and Jamie Hince are THE KILLS. They are playing their final sold out show in POMONA tonight.
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The Kills tonight


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GLISS "Gimme The Hit"


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5/13/2011

The Black Angels: 3 shows in LA



The Black Angels will be playing 3 shows in the LA area this weekend. They will be at the Fox Pomona with The Kills on Saturday May 14th, and the El Rey on Sunday May 15th. The final show will be at Detroit Bar on Tuesday May 17th.
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The Kills @ Music Box







The Kills play the Henry Fonda Music Box tonight May 13th.
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5/12/2011

Happy Birthday Prefuse 73


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The Watson Twins @ Satellite



The Watson Twins play the Satellite tonight, May 12th.
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5/11/2011

PRINCE @ the Troubadour TONIGHT!



PRINCE @ the Troubadour two shows, May 11th
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Alessi's Ark: US Tour






FOLLOW ALESSI'S ARK ONLINE:
2 New Digital Singles Available Now + US Tour Dates Announced
British folk-popstress Alessi's Ark has just released the second in a series of digital singles on Bella Union records. The first released was the incessantly sweet song, "Wire," about young love and connecting to someone. "The song's edges are blurred enough to make it feel like reverie. 'Wire' is steeped with age. It's alluring in its openness and honest fragility," says a music blogger.

The latest single is a cover of 60s teen pop icon Lesley Gore's "Maybe I Know." Made famous by her still nearly ubiquitous hit "It's My Party," which she recorded at the age of 16, and others like the early feminist anthem "You Don't Own Me." Alessi feels a special kinship with Gore as a result of herself also being thrust into the spotlight in her teen years; she signed on the dotted line with Virgin Records UK when she was just 17.

"Last summer, I heard 'Maybe I Know' for the first time after my good friend Jake (Bellows) dreamt I performed it at a school party. He sent a YouTube link to Lesley Gore performing the song and it got stuck in my heart and brain immediately," says Alessi.

Click the player below to check out her version of Gore's song via her new music video.


Purchase "Maybe I Know" and "Wire" Now
iTUNES - AMAZON - BELLA UNION iTUNES (Exclusive)
US Tour Dates Announced for June

June 7 Cambridge, MA @ Club Passim
June 8 NYC, NY @ Joe's Pub
(opening for John Grant with Heidi Spencer)

June 9 NYC, NY @ Joe's Pub
(opening for John Grant with Heidi Spencer)

June 10 Philadelphia, PA @ World Café
June 11 Washington DC @ Bella Café,
June 12 Richmond, VA @ Steady Sounds
(3pm record store instore)
June 14 Durham, NC @ The Casbah

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