Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Maria Bamford Show Episode One

This is one of my most favorite things ever...

Reggie Watts Being Brilliant On Conan

And that is the best sweater I have ever seen.

Support For a Patty Schemel Project

Patty Schemel, rock Goddess and drummer. She has played with Hole, Bastard w/Courtney Love and Louise Post, Lucid Nation, Juliette and the Licks, and the under appreciated band Imperial Teen.
Hit So Hard: The Life & Near Death Story of Patty Schemel

Anna Waronker Q&A

This Is My Happening presents a Q&A with the very talented and very busy Anna Waronker:

First off, thanks for taking the time to do this for my DIY blog. I very much appreciate your time. Congratulations on the accolades you and your writing partner Charlotte Caffey (The Go Go's) have received for Lovelace: A Rock Opera. You wrote the music and co-wrote the libretto with Jeffery Leonard Bowman. That’s quite an undertaking. Bowman conceptualized the work, so how did you come to be involved with such a unique project?

AW: Jeffery came up with the idea to write a musical about Linda after reading her obituary. Charlotte and I became involved shortly after, primarily music-wise. It wasn't until several years later that we decided to turn it into a rock opera. That is when Charlotte and I got involved in writing the book and libretto. Honestly, Charlotte and I would have never become involved with Linda's story, and we are so grateful, because this show has become an incredible outlet for us both musically and emotionally.

Having been horrified by Linda Lovelace's book Ordeal, I'm a bit curious as to the tone of the musical. Some press has stated Lovelace: A Rock Musical was based on the porn film Deep Throat, but having seen the clip on the show's website, (here), it appears to heavily incorporate Ordeal and Linda Lovelace’s subsequent role as a feminist speaker. Can you explain the tone or tones of the musical? Did you manage to inject humor?

AW: It's not an adaptation of Ordeal, but we do touch on a lot of the same experiences. The show is pretty emotional. The only fun part is when she films Deep Throat, because the people involved - Harry Reems and Gerard Damiano - are such characters. There usually isn't a dry eye in the house by the end. I may have cried every time I saw it.

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Any chance of future performances in other cities in the U.S.? Or has the proverbial wad been shot? (Pardon the pun). Are you now just an owner of the work for licensing purposes?

AW: We are in the process of setting up a few different ways for people to see the show in the US. No wad has been shot. We want this show to go on for a long time.

In 2002 you released both your first solo album Naked, and Ze Malibu Kids' album Sound It Out, ( a Caffey, McDonald, Waronker version of a Cowsills experience). You also did the cult classic web series Bitchin’ Ass, which originally aired on (here). It's currently also available on youtube. It’s a really funny series, clearly done for the sake of creating art and a good time. Plus - who doesn’t love wigs?

AW: I think we did Bitchin’ Ass in 2001 or 2002. (It’s) definitely my favorite theme song that I've ever written.

Do you have any funny stories to share about the series? Speaking for the fans, we hope there are more bizarre family art projects in the future.

AW: It's all a little peek into the magical and crazy brain of Jeff McDonald. You would have to ask him.

Your new album California Fade is your first solo work in almost a decade. It seems your first album's cover art would have been perfect for this album. It’s themes are so personal. Was there any trepidation about sharing it with an audience?

AW: Yes, but that's just how I do it. Some of it is actually embarrassing to listen to sometimes, lyrically speaking. But I really love the record and it captures a very big turning point in my life - into becoming a true grown up... well, sort of.

“Can You Feel My Love” speaks about your new world with your son. How has becoming a parent influenced your writing? Your world?

AW: It has literally changed my life. In such great ways and also very hard ways. It's been a pretty radical shift in terms of my day to day life. I've been self employed my whole life, and in charge of my time. I became a very hard worker and my focus was sharp and endless. Now I have episodes of that, but my focus is naturally on Alfie (ED: her son with husband Steve McDonald). And getting rest. And having relationships with my friends and family. And keeping my work alive has never felt more important.

You seem like a confident, "kick ass" woman, and yet extremely vulnerable. It’s a precarious balance. What do you think helps keep your writing balanced in that way?

AW: First of all, thank you. My writing is as honest as I can be. Sometimes it's very much my side of the story, but I don't hold back. Writing was the first thing in my life that was ever all mine. They were my thoughts, my ideas, my gut feelings to listen to or not. My finished result. My opinion. And mostly, my place to put whatever was affecting me, instead of storing it somewhere in my mind or body.

You not only produced this record, but also took the helm on vocal and string arrangements. Are these skills that you’ve had to work at over the years via various projects, or do they come naturally to you?

AW: I have always done vocal arrangements. One of the misconceptions in That Dog was that Rachel and Petra were the harmonic geniuses. Don't get me wrong, they have insane abilities vocally, but the core sound of That Dog came from me. I have always thought in harmony, and I think that is why I enjoy doing strings as well. It's another voice to harmonize ultimately.

Any advice for writing?

AW: Don’t settle. It shows.

What’s your process?

AW: My process is all over the place. Sometimes lyrics come first. Sometimes a melody, or a chord progression. I think the thing that is most consistent is that I like to write while recording. I feel like it captures that initial chemistry.

What’s your favorite part of being a musician?

AW: How it feels when I'm doing it.

Your least favorite part of being a musician?

AW: I have hated touring and the politics a lot in my life. It has been such a long time that I don't know how I would feel about them now. Chances are that I will feel the same.

What’s next for Anna Waronker? Sounds like maybe a tour?

AW: I want California Fade to have a long life. I'd love to play some shows. I’m planning on it in April. I also want “Lovelace“ to go to New York City soon. And I want to make another record. But for right now, Alfie just woke up from his nap and I want to go scoop him up.

Thanks for your time - it is very much appreciated.

Five Foot Two Records (here) established by Anna Waronker and Charlotte Caffey, is selling California Fade, and the digital version includes two extra songs. A limited Anna EP is included with the vinyl version of California Fade - which has been given the deluxe colored vinyl treatment. This boutique label’s roster is small, but it packs a wallop and includes the work of Redd Kross members Jeff and Steve McDonald (to whom Charlotte Caffey and Anna Waronker are married, respectively). Also included is the truly fantastic and fun album Really Really Happy by The Muffs.

For a good time call, er read a review of Waronker's new album California Fade on here.

Monday, February 7, 2011

The Paperhead Bring Nashville Brand of Psych-Pop

Nashville band Paperhead are a bit of a throwback to '60s garage pop. It jangles! They will release their eponymous LP March 22, via Chicago's Trouble In Mind Records.

We have no idea how Nashville got so lucky to have teenage bands like this, but we’re not gonna complain. God knows psychedelic music hasn’t hit us this hard since sophomore year of high school when we heard Piper at the Gates of Dawn for the first time in Jimmy Stewart’s smokey basement.
- Nashville's Dead

Grab a free MP3 "Back To Those Days" here

Drive-By Truckers Announce Tour Dates

The Go-Go Boots Episodes - Episode 6 - Drive-By Truckers

The Go-Go Boots Episodes - Episode 6 - Drive-By Truckers from Drive-By Truckers on Vimeo.

Drive By Truckers On Tour 2011
Feb 15 - Bowery Ballroom – New York NY – SOLD OUT
Feb 16 - Pullo Center @ Penn State University - York, PA
Feb 17 - Paramount Center For The Arts - Peekskill NY
Feb 18- 9:30 Club - Washington, DC *
Feb 19 - 9:30 Club - Washington, DC *
Feb 25 - Vic Theater - Chicago, IL *
Feb 26 - Vic Theater - Chicago, IL *
Feb 27 - Slow Down - Omaha, NE *
Mar 2 - Knitting Factory - Reno, NV *
Mar 3 - Silverton Casino - Las Vegas, NV *
Mar 4 - Fillmore Auditorium - San Francisco, CA *
Mar 5 - Fillmore Auditorium - San Francisco, CA *
Mar 7 - Troubadour – West Hollywood CA – SOLD OUT
Mar 9 - Mcdonald Theater - Eugene, OR *
Mar 10 - Wonder Ballroom - Portland, OR *
Mar 11 - Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC *
Mar 12 - Showbox At The Market - Seattle, WA *
Mar 15 - Wilma Theater - Missoula, MO *
Mar 16 - Knitting Factory - Boise, ID *
Mar 18 - Ogden Theater - Denver, CO *
Sat Mar 19 - Ogden Theate - Denver, CO w/TBA
* = w/Heartless Bastards

Wolfram ft.Hercules+Love Affair

Listen to "Fireworks" by Wolfram ft.Hercules+Love Affair here.

Beach Fossils

A bit of Jesus and Mary Chain, Cure, maybe jangly Big Star in their depressed moments, Joy Division.... here's Beach Fossils "Wide Awake"

Trashcan Sinatras Announce March Tour Dates


MARCH 2011

3 Houston, TX Fitzgerald's [downstairs]
4 Dallas, TX Loft at Gilley's
5 Austin, TX Cactus Café
7 Atlanta, GA Smith's Olde Bar
8 Charlotte, NC The Casbah at Tremont Music Hall
9 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506
13 New York, NY Joe's Pub
14 Northampton, MA Iron Horse Music Hall
16 Boston, MA Club Passim
17 Rochester, NY Lovin' Cup
18 Cleveland, OH The Winchester
20 Chicago, IL SPACE
23 Dayton, OH Canal Street Tavern
24 St Louis, MO Firebird
26 Minneapolis, MN Cedar Cultural Center
27 Kansas City, MO Knuckleheads
28 Denver, CO Walnut Room
29 Salt Lake City, UT The State Room

Arron Dean MP3

"To Mary, Love John Watson" MP3 - Link here

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Goes Commercial

Here's the new commercial for Volkswagen, featuring JSBX covering Ram Jam's "Black Betty"!

Friday, February 4, 2011


Fujiya & Miyagi "YoYo": Link here

Oberhofer "Away Frm U": Link here

Oberhofer "Petz": Link here

Warm Ghost "Open the Wormhole in Your Heart": Link here

Colin Stetson "Stars In His Head (Dark Lights Remix)": Link here

The Dodos "Black Night": Link here

Andy D "Hey Tina!": Link here

MAKE OUT "What U Doing Later":

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Bird of Youth Video and Debut Album

Bird of Youth will release their debut album, Defender, May 24.
Here's the video for "Right On Red."

Bird Of Youth - Right On Red from johnny north on Vimeo.

Stream "Bombs Away, She Is Here To Stay" here.

Crispin Glover Q&A With Empireonline

You may go to to find a recent Q&A they did wherein they mailed Crispin Glover questions and he answered them. Here's a link to the piece titled Crispin GLover In Conversation.

Now, Now Video and Tour Dates

Now, Now are currently in the midst of 3 months of tour dates promoting their new EP Neighbors.

Now, Now - Neighbors (Nervous Energies session)

Tour dates:
Feb 4
New Brookland Tavern w/ Hellogoodbye, Gold Motel
Columbia, SC

Feb 5
Greene Street Grille w/ Hellogoodbye, Gold Motel
Greensboro, NC

Feb 7
Jammin' Java w/ Hellogoodbye, Gold Motel
Vienna, VA

Feb 8
First Unitarian Church w/ Hellogoodbye, Gold Motel
Philadelphia, PA

Feb 9
Highline Ballroom w/ Hellogoodbye, Gold Motel
New York, NY

Feb 10
Brighton Music Hall w/ Hellogoodbye, Gold Motel
Boston, MA

Feb 11
School of Rock w/ Hellogoodbye, Gold Motel
South Hackensack, NJ

Feb 12
Mr. Small's Theater w/ Hellogoodbye, Gold Motel
Pittsburgh, PA

Feb 13
The Mod Club w/ Hellogoodbye, Gold Motel
Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

Feb 15
Grog Shop w/ Hellogoodbye, Gold Motel
Cleveland, OH

Feb 16
The Eagle Theater w/ Hellogoodbye, Gold Motel
Pontiac, MI

Feb 17
Bottom Lounge w/ Hellogoodbye, Gold Motel
Chicago, IL

Feb 18
Blue Moose Tap House w/ Hellogoodbye, Gold Motel
Iowa City, IA

Feb 19
The Bottleneck w/ Hellogoodbye, Gold Motel
Lawrence, Kansas

Feb 20
Marquis Theatre w/ Hellogoodbye, Gold Motel
Denver, CO

Feb 22
The Complex w/ Hellogoodbye, Gold Motel
Salt Lake City, UT

Feb 23
The Venue w/ Hellogoodbye, Gold Motel
Boise, ID

Feb 25
El Corazon w/ Hellogoodbye, Gold Motel
Seattle, WA

Feb 26
Hawthorne Theater w/ Hellogoodbye, Gold Motel
Portland, OR

Feb 27
Luigi’s Fun Garden (HEADLINE SHOW)
Sacramento, California

MP3PAlooza Get "Em WHile They're Hot!

Snowblink -- "Ambergris" here.

Also -- "True" click here.

Lullwater -- "One More Time" here.

Poor But Sexy -- "Hotter Than A Poptart" click here.

La Resistance -- "Understanding" here

This District Attorneys -- "Splitsville" click here.

Duke Garwood -- "Jesus Got A Gun" Click here
Duke Garwood -- "Summer Gold" here.

Duchess Leo -- "Bloom" clickety.
Duchess Leo -- "Your Sweet Love" right here.

Asteroid #4 -- "Ignition Slated For Eight" clickety.e
Asteroid #4 -- "Wild Opal Eyes" click here.

Bardo Pond -- "Don't Know About You" here.
Bardo Pond -- "Cracker Wrist" right about here

Modern Skirts -- "Bumper Car" makenzy with the click.
Modern Skirts -- "Happy 81" Click here

Surf City -- "Kudos" Click here
Surf City -- "Crazy Rulers Of The World" Click here

Sleeping In The Aviary -- "Y.M.C.A. (No, Not That One)" Click here
Sleeping In The Aviary -- "You Don't Have To Drive" Click here

Gangpol & Mit

Gangpol & Mit will release their debut on Mar. 29 through Mike Patton's Ipecac Recordings. The full length album, The 1000 Softcore Tourist People Club, will include fourteen tracks. You may hear a teaser at Bandcamp here.

Colourmusic To Release Debut LP

Colourmusic will release their debut LP My ____ Is Pink, May 10 via Memphis Industries.

Ryan Hendrix says of the album, “We wanted to focus on human sexuality and reproduction. Not in terms of turning people on; from a point of view of fear and anxiety, and how it’s the prominent decision-making force in many people’s lives.” That's about as linear as things get as Hendrix continues, “If you write a song that’s too literal, it dates it. We’d rather make things a little more subconscious. It gives a song a longer life span because you never know what’s really going on.”

As for the process of creating the album, Hendrix explains, “The music tells us what the song is going to be about. Once we have a drum beat, it’s alive. And once we come back to it, it’s basically beckoning us to finish it.”

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Best Of Ladytron

A Best of Ladytron compilation, Best of LADYTRON: 00-10' will be available March 29 via Nettwerk. And in another case of irritating things PR people do - I've included the shoddily formatted tracklisting:

Disc One

Disc Two (Deluxe Version)

1. Destroy Everything You Touch

18. The Reason Why

2. International Dateline

19. Whitelightgenerator

3. Seventeen

20. Mu-tron

4. Discotraxx

21. Black Plastic

5. Tomorrow

22. The Way That I Found You

6. Soft Power

23. True Mathematics

7. Ghosts

24. High Rise

8. Fighting In Built Up Areas

25. Black Cat

9. Playgirl

26. Another Breakfast With You

10. Blue Jeans

27. USA vs. White Noise

11. Cracked LCD

28. Commodore Rock

12. Deep Blue

29. Evil

13. Light & Magic

30. Beauty*2

14. Runaway

31. Season Of Illusions

15. The Last One Standing

32. Versus

16. Little Black Angel

33. All The Way

17. Ace of Hz

New Video From White Laces

White Laces "Motorik Twilight"

White Laces - Motorik Twilight from White Laces on Vimeo.

New TRS-80 Album

TRS-80 • HORIZONS • COMING APRIL 2011 from the fine folks at Vinyl International.

Jan Terri Documentary

Jan Terri Songs I Didn't Know Existed

Jan Terri - "I'd Like To Make It With You Babe"



Baby Lu-Lu - "Jesus Loves Me"

I bring this to you, because I love you.

Low Tour Dates 2011

Low have announced tour dates in support of their new album C’mon, on April 12th.

Low Tour Dates:
Wednesday March 16th – St. David’s Sanctuary (SXSW) - Austin, TX
Wednesday April 6th - Radio City Music Hall - New York, NY *
Thursday April 14th - Harbor City School - Duluth, MN
Saturday April 16th - First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN
Wednesday April 20th - Majestic Theatre - Madison, WI
Thursday April 21st - Lincoln Hall - Chicago, IL
Friday April 22nd - Headliners Music Hall - Louisville, KY
Saturday April 23rd - Andy Warhol Museum - Pittsburgh, PA (8pm & 10pm show)
Monday April 25th - First Unitarian Church - Philadelphia, PA
Tuesday April 26th - Black Cat - Washington, DC
Friday April 29th - Paramount Center - Boston, MA
Saturday April 30th - Daniel Street - Milford, CT
Monday May 2nd - Mod Club - Toronto, CAN
Tuesday May 3rd - Blind Pig - Ann Arbor, MI
Monday May 16 - Queens Social Club - Sheffield, UK

Tuesday May 17 - Classic Grand - Glasgow, UK

Wednesday May 18 -The Sage Gateshead - Gateshead, UK

Thursday May 19 - Club Academy - Manchester, UK

Friday May 20 - Trinity - Bristol, UK

Saturday May 21 - Botanique -Les Nuits du Botanique - Brussels, Belgium

Monday May 23 - Doornroosje - Nijmegen, Holland 

Tuesday May 24 - Catharina Church - Eindhoven, Holland

Wednesday May 25 - Bataclan (with Mercury Rev) - Paris, France
Friday May 27 - Primavera Sound-ATP Stage - Barcelona, Spain

Monday May 30 - Lido - Berlin, Germany

Tuesday May 31 - Knust - Hamburg, Germany

Wednesday June 1 - Gebaude 9 - Koln, Germany

Friday June 3 - Barbican - London, UK

*supporting Explosions in the Sky

The White Stripes Are An Ex Band

Just in case the artwork on Under Great White Northern Lights and the recent reissues of their albums by Third Man wasn't enough of a clue that The White Stripes are no more - here's an official announcement:

The White Stripes would like to announce that today, February 2nd, 2011,
their band has officially ended and will make no further new recordings or perform live.

The reason is not due to artistic differences or lack of wanting to continue, nor any
health issues as both Meg and Jack are feeling fine and in good health.

It is for a myriad of reasons, but mostly to preserve What is beautiful and special about
the band and have it stay that way.

Meg and Jack want to thank every one of their fans and admirers for the incredible
support they have given throughout the 13 plus years of the White Stripes’ intense and
incredible career.

Third Man Records will continue to put out unreleased live and studio recordings from
The White Stripes in their Vault Subscription record club, as well as through regular

Both Meg and Jack hope this decision isn’t met with sorrow by their fans but that it is
seen as a positive move done out of respect for the art and music that the band has
created. It is also done with the utmost respect to those fans who’ve shared in those
creations, with their feelings considered greatly.

With that in mind the band have this to say:

“The White Stripes do not belong to Meg and Jack anymore. The White Stripes belong
to you now and you can do with it whatever you want. The beauty of art and music is
that it can last forever if people want it to. Thank you for sharing this experience. Your
involvement will never be lost on us and we are truly grateful.”

Meg and Jack White
The White Stripes

Jared Mees and the Grown Children

Jared Mees and the Grown Children will release their new album Only Good Thoughts Can Stay, May 10 through Tender Loving Empire.

Click here to download an MP3 of "Hungry Like A Tiger."

Jared Mees and the Grown Children Spring 2011 Tour
2/3 Portland, OR @ Kelly's Olympian (Jared Mees solo)
2/19 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir (Jared Mees solo)
2/25 Bellingham, WA @ Western Washington University
2/27 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios (Jared Mees solo)
3/3 Corvalis, OR @ Kiger Island Speakeasy
3/4 Ashland, OR @ Alex's
3/5 Ukiah, CA @ Ukiah Brewing Company
3/6 Santa Cruz CA @ Crepe Place
3/7 San Francisco, CA @ El Rio
3/8 Los Angeles, CA @ TBA
3/9 Palm Springs, CA @ Ace Hotel
3/10 Las Vegas, NV @ Neon Reverb Festival
3/11 San Diego, CA @ Ruby Room
3/12 Long Beach, CA @ El Dorado
3/13 Phoenix, AZ @ TBA
3/15 Granbury, TX @ Jam's
3/16 -3/19 Austin TX @ SXSW
3/20 Dallas, TX @ TBA
3/22 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
3/23 Grand Junction, CO @ My Friend Cy's House
3/24 Salt Lake City @ Urban Lounge
3/25 Pocatello, ID @ Flipside Lounge
3/26 Boise, ID @ Neurolux

Boats Signs To Kill Rock Stars

Boats have signed to Kill Rock Stars and will release their second album Cannonballs, Cannonballs March 1B. Additionally, Boats will be touring to support Cannonballs, Cannonballs including dates at SXSW:

March 11 - Winnipeg, MB @ Lo Pub
March 12 - Minneapolis, MN @ Cause Soundbar
March 13 - Lincoln, NB @ The Clawfoot House
March 17 Austin, TX @ The Marq (SXSW)
March 21 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
March 22 Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
March 23 Los Angeles, CA @ Three Club
March 24 Fresno, CA @ Bel Tower (All Ages)
March 25 Bakersfield, CA @ The Gate (All Ages)
March 27 San Francisco @ Hemlock Tavern (w/David Dondero and Franz Nicolay)
March 30 Eugene, OR @ Luckey's
March 31 Portland, OR @ The Woods
April 3 Seattle, WA @ High Dive
April 4 Olympia, WA @ The Northern (All Ages)
April 7 Edmonton, AB @ Brixx
April 8 Calgary, AB @ Broken City

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Tristen Live

Tristen Tour Dates February 2011
01 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo
02 - San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop
03 - Pioneertown, CA - Pappy and Harriets
04 - Temecula, CA - The Public House
05 - Phoenix, AZ - The Trunkspace
07 - Austin, TX - The Mohawk
20 - Charlotte, NC - Snug Harbor
21 - Washington, DC - Red Palace
22 - Allston, MA - O'Brien's Pub
23 - Brooklyn, NY - Knitting Factory
24 - Philadelphia, PA - North Star Bar
25 - Harribsurgh, PA - Abbey Bar
26 - Charlottesville, VA - Twisted Branch Tea

Asobi Seksu North American Tour

ASOBI SEKSU North American Tour

2/17/2011 - Album Release Show at Mercury Lounge - New York, NY
2/25/2011 - Brighton Music Hall - Boston, MA**
2/26/2011 - Casa Del Popolo - Montreal, QC**
2/27/2011 - Legendary Horseshoe Tavern - Toronto, ON**
2/28/2011 - Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL**
3/01/2011 - 7th Street Entry - Minneapolis, MN**
3/03/2011 - The Badlander - Missoula, MT**
3/04/2011 - Chop Suey - Seattle, WA**
3/05/2011 - Biltmore Cabaret - Vancouver, BC**
3/06/2011 - Doug Fir Lounge - Portland, OR**
3/08/2011 - Bottom of the Hill - San Francisco, CA**
3/09/2011 - Troubadour - Los Angeles, CA**
3/10/2011 - Detroit Bar - Costa Mesa, CA***
3/11/2011 - Casbah - San Diego, CA***
3/12/2011 - Neon Reverb Festival - Las Vegas, NV***
3/13/2011 - Rhythm Room - Phoenix, AZ***
3/14/2011 - Corazon - Santa Fe, NM***
3/22/2011 - The End - Nashville, TN****
3/23/2011 - Pilot Light - Knoxville, TN****
3/24/2011 - Strange Matter - Richmond, VA****
3/25/2011 - Rock and Roll Hotel - Washington, D.C.****
3/26/2011 - Johnny Brendas - Philadelphia, PA****

***w/ BRAIDS
****w/ Cults

Lord Huron Announces Tour Dates 2011

Lord Huron has announced tour dates in support of his new release Mighty EP.
You may download an MP3 for "Mighty (Painted Palms Remix)" here.

Lord Huron On Tour 2011:
02/01 The Crocodile - Seattle, WA #
02/03 Bottom of the Hill - San Francisco, CA #
02/04 The Echo - Los Angeles, CA #
02/05 Tin Can Ale House - San Diego, CA #
03/04 Snow Ball Music Festival / Nottingham Park - Avon, CO *^
03/16 - 03/19 SXSW - Austin, TX
04/09 Doug Fir Lounge - Portland, OR %
04/10 Tractor Tavern - Seattle, WA %
04/12 Bottom of The Hill - San Francisco, CA %
04/13 Bottom of The Hill - San Francisco, CA %
04/19 The State Room - Salt Lake City, UT %
04/20 Hi Dive - Denver, CO %
04/21 Slowdown - Omaha, NE %
04/22 Firebird - St Louis, MO %
04/23 Radio Radio - Indianapolis, IN %
04/24 Beachland Ballroom - Cleveland, OH %

# = w/ Tennis & Air Waves
* = w/ Superhumanoids
^ = w/ Edward Sharpe
% = w/ The Rural Alberta Advantage

Royal Bangs

Royal Bangs new album Flux Outside will be available March 29th. Here's a special non official version of "Grass Helmet" for free download.