June 30, 2015

Phish: "A Live One" comes to the 33 1/3 book series

The claasic Phish album A Live One will be included in 33 1/3 book series. The author is freelance writer/editor Wally Holland.

Twenty years after its release, Phish’s double-CD collection A Live One has something rare and precious going for it: it still doesn’t sound like anybody else. Oversized, perverse, requiring an unusual amount of listener background knowledge? Yes to all. Yet the collective improvisations it captures, unprecedentedly coherent yet freewheeling and open-ended, are unique in rock ‘n’ roll.

June 29, 2015

Patti Smith: European "Horses" tour extended, USA dates

Patti Smith has extended the Horses tour. She will also perform the album in its entirety in Reykjavik, Paris, Utrecht, Amsterdam, London, NYC, San Francisco and Santa Cruz.

Live dates:
  • 07/12 Lörrach @ Stimmen Festival
  • 07/13 München @ Tollwood Festival
  • 07/14 Wien @ Arena Wien Open Air
  • 07/16 Singen @ Hohentwiel
  • 07/19 Bern @ Gurtenfestival
  • 07/21 Karlsruhe @ Tollhaus
  • 07/22 Winterbach @ Zeltspektakel Winterbach
  • 07/27 Collegno (TO) @ Parco della Certosa
  • 07/28 Gardone Riviera (BS) @ Anfiteatro del Vittoriale
  • 08/02 Ljubljana @ Krizanke @
  • 08/04 Wels @ Alter Schlachtof
  • 08/05 Prague @ Archa Theatre
  • 08/07 Luhmühlen @ A Summer's Tale
  • 08/08 Dresden @ Junge Garde
  • 08/09 Katowice @ Off Festival
  • 08/11 Berlin @ Tempodrom
  • 08/13 Copenhagen @ Royal Theatre
  • 08/14 Copenhagen @ Royal Theatre
  • 08/15 Göteborg @ Way Out West
  • 08/17 Reykjavik @ Harpa
  • 10/20 Paris @ Olympia
  • 10/21 Paris @ Olympia
  • 10/22 Paris @ Olympia
  • 10/24 Utrecht @ TivoliVredenburg
  • 10/25 Amsterdam @ Paradiso
  • 10/30 London @ Roundhouse
  • 10/31 London @ Roundhouse
  • 11/10 NYC @ Beacon Theatre
  • 12/29 San Francisco @ The Fillmore
  • 12/30 San Francisco @ The Fillmore
  • 12/31 San Francisco @ The Fillmore
  • 01/02 Santa Cruz @ Rio Theatre

» pattismith.net

The Mynabirds: new single "Wildfire", new album "Lovers Know" 08/07

photo: Bliss Braoudakis

American indie pop The Mynabirds have been lying low for a couple of years, only releasing a single and a remix EP. Singer Laura Burhenn returns with a new album, Lovers Know, produced by Bradley Hanan Carter of Black English.

The album took a year to make, as Burhenn drove across the US twice and toured South Africa solo while writing the new material. The new single Wildfire is streaming on Soundcloud.

Lovers Know will be released thru Saddle Creek on August 7th.

Live date:
  • 08/20 Santa Monica, CA @ Santa Monica Pier (w/ Ariel Pink)

» themynabirds.com

HCTF review of Generals.

June 28, 2015

The Lachy Doley Group: Conviction

Australian Hammond player and singer Lachy Doley is in love with the soulful blues of yesteryear. His new studio album Conviction is a party record with high energy originals and a few choice covers, including A?DC's Back in Black and Albert Collins' Lucille. Taking cues form legendary players (Steve Winwood, Booker T. and Jon Lord) he can make his organ scream and sigh, while singing his ass off.

He throws in gospel-tinged backing vocalists for the title track and proclaims proudly that he is very own man in the funky Frankly My Dear I Don’t Give A Damn. With his power trio The Lachy Doley Group he has been dubbed the Jimi Hendrix of the Hammond by the Australian press - a stupid tag that doesn't sit well the laconic good times feel of his music, but he is a surefire guarantee to get his audience into frantic dancing. John Belushi would have loved him.

Conviction is a self-released album. Buy it from his website. It will be released through Marista in The Netherlands and Belgium on July 13th.

Tracks:
  1. Betcha I’ll Getcha
  2. Conviction
  3. Make It Up
  4. Back In Black
  5. Frankly My Dear I Don’t Give A Damn
  6. Downtown Smalltown
  7. Too Late
  8. Use Me
  9. Lucille
  10. Stop Listening To The Blues

Live dates:
  • 07/12 Thirroul, NSW @ Beaches
  • 09/19 Kandanga Creek, QLD @ Mitchell Creek

The Lachy Doley Group will be on tour in The Netherlands and Germany in October.

» lachydoley.com

June 27, 2015

Trails and Ways: "Jacaranda" video

Oakland dream pop dance band Trails and Ways have made a video for their Jacaranda single:

All four of us band mates are in it. Also there's teleportation, wood smartphones and skating in a startup dystopia. Our friend Emma & Hannah's housemate Anya stars. Gonzalo Eyzaguirre directs (he also did our tour visuals).

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 are on the road in to promote their Pathology album.

Live dates:
  • 06/27 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court (w/ Waterstrider)
  • 07/09 Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar
  • 07/10 Seattle, WA @ The Sunset Tavern
  • 07/11 Vancouver, Canada @ The Media Club
  • 07/16 Santa Ana, CA @ The Constellation Room
  • 07/17 San Diego, CA @ The Hideout
  • 07/18 Fresno, CA @ Peeve's Public House

» trailsandways.com

HCTF review of Jacaranda.