May 25, 2015

Joe Satriani: "On Peregrine Wings", new album "Shockwave Supernova"

Guitar maestro Joe Satriani shares an audio only video for his new track On Peregrine Wings from his new album Shockwave Supernova, recorded with Marco Minnemann (drums), Bryan Beller (bass) and Mike Keneally (keys & guitar).

Shockwave Supernova will be released on July 24th. An extensive European tour kicks off on September 27th in Nantes, France.

Live dates:
  • 09/17 Zénith Nantes Métropole, Nantes, France
  • 09/18 Espace du Crouzy, Boisseuil, France
  • 09/19 Théâtre Fémina, Bordeaux, France
  • 09/20 Casino Barriere, Toulouse, France
  • 09/21 Silo - Marseille, Marseille, France
  • 09/22 Amphithéâtre de la Cité Internationale , Lyon, France
  • 09/24 Grand Rex, Paris, France
  • 09/25 Théâtre Sébastopol, Lille, France
  • 09/26 Limburg Hall, Heerlen, Netherlands
  • 09/27 De Roma, Antwerp, Belgium
  • 09/28 De Oosterpoort, Groningen, Netherlands
  • 10/05 Teatro della Luna, Milan, Italy
  • 10/06 Teatro Obihall, Florence, Italy
  • 10/07 Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome, Italy
  • 10/08 Palariviera, San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy
  • 10/11 National Palace of Culture, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • 10/12 Sala Polivalenta, Bucharest, Romania
  • 10/13 Sala Polivalenta, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • 10/18 Torwar, Warsaw, Poland
  • 10/19 Rock Cafe, Tallinn, Estland
  • 10/20 Circus, Helsinki, Finland
  • 10/22 Debaser Medis, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 10/23 Skraaen, Aalborg, Germanynmark
  • 10/25 Circus Krone, Munich, Germany
  • 10/26 Laeishalle, Hamburg, Germany
  • 10/27 Admiralspalast, Berlin, Germany
  • 10/28 Theaterhaus, Stuttgart, Germany
  • 10/29 Salle Metrole, Lausanne, CH
  • 10/30 Ruhrcongress, Bochum, Germany
  • 11/01 Manchester 02 Apollo, Manchester, GB
  • 11/02 Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham, GB
  • 11/03 Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, GB
  • 11/04 Sheffield City Hall, Sheffield, GB
  • 05 Cardiff St. David's Hall, Cardiff, GB
  • 11/07 Southend Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea, GB
  • 11/08 Bristol Colston Hall, Bristol, GB
  • 11/09 Portsmouth Guild Hall, Hampshire, GB
  • 11/10 Eventim Hammersmith Apollo, London, GB


Trails and Ways: new single "Jacaranda", "Skeletons" video

Oakland dream pop dance band Trails and Ways have released Jacaranda, the third single from their forthcoming full-length Pathology (out on Barsuk Records on June 2). It's a sunny song about escape, driven by old school synths and multi-layered vocals.

They have made a video for their Skeletons single. All four band members play scientists who beam in to autopsy a post-apocalyptic Earth, while Arthur Cadre does an interpretive dance.

Trails and Ways:
Hannah Van Loon: vocals, lead guitar, synths
Ian Quirk: vocals, drums, production
Keith Brower Brown: vocals, rhythm guitar, synths
Emma Oppen: vocals, bass

They will hit the road in June to promote the album. Fellow Oaklandlians Waterstrider are the support act.

Live dates:
  • 06/05 The Independent, San Francisco, CA
  • 06/06 The Bootleg HiFi, Los Angeles, CA
  • 06/07 Valley Bar, Phoenix, AZ
  • 06/09 Red 7, Austin, TX
  • 06/10 Club Dada, Dallas, TX
  • 06/12 529, Atlanta, GA
  • 06/13 Local 506, Chapel Hill, NC
  • 06/14 DC9, Washington, DC
  • 06/16 Kung Fu Necktie, Philadelphia, PA
  • 06/18 Mercury Lounge, New York, NY
  • 06/19 Red Room @ Cafe 939, Boston, M
  • 06/20 Palisades, Brooklyn, NY
  • 06/22 Beachland Tavern, Cleveland, OH
  • 06/23 Schubas Tavern, Chicago, IL
  • 06/24 Turf Club, Saint Paul, MN
  • 06/26 Larimer Lounge, Denver, CO
  • 06/27 Kilby Court, Salt Lake City, UT


HCTF review of Skeletons.

May 24, 2015

Planet of The Abts: "I'm Telling You" video

Heavy blues rock trio Planet of the Abts have made a video for I'm Telling You, the hard hitting second single from their sophomore album "All Things The Valley, which will be released on June 2nd. 21st Century classic rock. The band consists of Gov't Mule drummer Matt Abts, with fellow Mule member Jorgen Carlsson on bass and T-Bone Andersson on guitar, keyboards and vocals. The band will be on he road in the US throughout the Sumemer.

Live dates:
  • 06/04 Mountain Jam, Hunter, NY
  • 06/08 The Cutting Room, New York, NY
  • 06/10 The Ardmore, Philadelphia, PA
  • 06/11 Katherine Hepburn Theater, Old Saybrook,CT
  • 06/13 Firefly’s, Marlborough, MA
  • 06/14 Regent Theater, Arlington, MA
  • 07/21 The Bing Crosby Theater, Spokane, WA
  • 08/07 Swabbies, Sacramento, CA
  • 08/19 8X10 Club, Baltimore, MD
  • 08/20 Gypsy Sally’s, Washington, DC
  • 08/22 Hampton Block Party, Hampton Beach, VA
  • 08/23 The Blind Tiger, Greensboro, NC
  • 08/27 LaFayette’s Music Room, Memphis, TN
  • 08/28 Smith’s Olde Bar, Atlanta, GA
  • 08/29 The Big House, Macon, GA


Godsticks: "Much Sinister" video, new album "Emergence"

Welsh prog rock trio Godsticks will release their third studio album Emergence in August 10, They are sharing video a video of Much Sinister. It was shot and edited by Chris Vinnicombe during the recording sessions. Recommended if you like Adrian Belew-era King Crimson.

Darran Charles: vocals, guitar, keys
Steve Roberts: drums, keys
Dan Nelson: bass

Emergence is available for pre-order form the band's website. All pre-ordered CDs will be signed by the band and will include: a free digital version of the album and remixes of two tracks by Bruce Soord (The Pineapple Thief), available for download on the release date.


May 23, 2015

John Cale: "Signal To Noise" in Melbourne

John Cale will debut his new work Signal To Noise at the Supersense: Festival of the Ecstatic at the Arts Centre Melbourne, Australia, on August 9. He is joined on stage by Lisa Gerrard (Dead Can Dance) and electronic wizard Laurel Halo:

An artist whose biography incorporates some of the most adventurous, ecstatic and explorative output achieved by a single performer today, do not miss the iconic John Cale’s Signal to Noise, a major new work commissioned for Supersense that traces the line of experimentation through his career spanning over five decades.

One of the towering figures of modern music unleashes a new cross-media extravaganza set to spark the fires of the imagination, featuring a stunning line-up of performers including Dead Can Dance's Lisa Gerrard and Michigan electronic innovator Laurel Halo.

This genre-bending audio-visual trip furthers his quest to find new ways to startle and seduce the senses. Bespoke arrangements of both classics and rarely heard songs will be matched by intriguing glimpses into what the future holds for this fearless pioneer.

From co-founding The Velvet Underground to collaborating with the likes of Brian Eno, Patti Smith, The Stooges, Happy Mondays and LCD Soundsystem, John Cale seems to have had a hand in every major moment of musical innovation for half a century.

Tickets go on sale on June 1st.

» John Cale tour dates