July 24, 2014

Lewisburg: "El Celebro" b/w "Rebel"

Al Robertson is Lewisburg, a London based singer-songwriter who mixes electronics with country slide guitar. His debut single El Celebro b/w Rebel is the result of a change performance at an open-mic night in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The audience loved him and he realised that he could be a musician. He decided to named himself after Lewisham, his place of birth, and that memorable night. Robertson has a rather hoarse voice that gets stuck in your head and that's not a bad thing.

El Celebro b/w Rebel is released on Artshift Records. Release date: August 4th. Pre-order from iTunes

Live dates:
  • 07/25 Good Ship, 289 Kilburn High Road, London (Full Band)
  • 07/26 Broken Light All Dayer, Caravanserai, London
  • 08/05 Abbey Tavern,124 Kentish Town Road, London (Full Band)
  • 08/12 The Hope, 11 Queens Road, Brighton
  • 08/21 Fiddler’s Elbow, 1 Malden Road, London (Full Band)
  • 08/27 The Square Brewery, Petersfield, Hampshire

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Jessie Kilguss: tour dates

Jessie Kilgus
photo: Shervin Lainez

NYC based singer-songwriter Jessie Kilguss flies to UK in September for a handful of shows. Before that she hits the stage in her home state, road testing new material.

Live dates:
  • 07/27 Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen Street, New York, NY
  • 08/10 Hudson Music Festival, Hudson, NY
  • 09/03 The Old Queen's Head, 44 Essex Road, London, UK
  • 09/04 Mascara Bar, 72 Stamford Hill, London, UK
  • 09/05 Marine Theatre, Church Street, Lyme Regis, UK

» jessiekilguss.com

HCTF review of The Sky Road.

July 23, 2014

Elika: "Your Secrets" b/w "Truest Heart"

NY quarter Elika have Your Secrets b/w Truest Heart, the second part a trilogy of 7" records called Girls, Be Serious. As per usual t+he soft-spoken vocals of Evagelia Maravelias are mixed up front. Brian Wenckebach, Khaya Lou and Andrew Kwasny serve up an intricate tapestry of dreampop with a Cure-inspired bass line leading the way in Your Secrets.

Synths and keyboards have often been accused of sounding a bit too clean, but in the hands of this quartet they come alive. Truest Heart is the superior track with its a repetitive organ motive could have been created as a joint effort by Nico and Ray Manzarek.

Your Secrets b/w Truest Heart is released on Saint Marie Records. Limited edition of 250 copies.

» elikamusic.com

HCTF review of Moving Faster b/w Bury.

Phish: Live Webcast of both Columbia shows (July 26-27)

Both Phish shows of the 2-night stand (July 26-27) at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD will be offered as pay-per-view webcasts. Also available in HD.

» livephish.com

Axxa/Abraxas: "I Almost Fell" video

Watch the new I Almost Fell video by Axxa/Abraxas, the neo-psychedelic project fronted by Ben Asbury.

Live dates:
  • 08/29 Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle
  • 09/26 Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right*
  • 09/27 Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right*
  • 09/28 Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle*
  • 09/29 Cleveland, OH @ Mahall’s*
  • 09/30 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge*
  • 10/02 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge*
  • 10/03 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court*
  • 10/04 Reno, NV @ Holland Project
  • 10/05 Sacramento, CA @ TBD Festival
  • 10/06 Los Angeles, CA @ Regent*
  • 10/07 San Diego, CA @ The Irenic*
  • 10/09 Phoenix @ Last Exit**
  • 10/10 Dallas @ The Double Wide**
  • 10/15 New Orleans @ The Beatnik**
  • 10/16 Mobile @ Alabama Music Box**
  • 10/17 Atlanta @ 529**
  • 10/19 Raleigh @ Neptunes**

*w/ Beach Fossils and Heavenly Beat
**w/ Heavenly Beat

» Axxa/Abraxas on Facebook

HCTF review of Axxa/Abraxas.