SOME STUFFS: White Reaper to go on tour this fall

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White Reaper will be heading on tour at the end of the month to celebrate the season of autumn. Okay, they’re going to play to the people and during November, they will be opening for Deerhoof. In October, they’ll be heading to this year’s CMJ. Check the dates for more info:

September 28… Louisville, KY (Cropped Out Festival)
October 17… Bloomington, IN (Bishop Bar)
October 18… Philadelphia, PA (Golden Tea House)
October 20-25… New York, NY (CMJ)
October 26… Annandale-on-Hudson, NY (Bard College)
October 27… Richmond, VA (Strange Matter)
October 28… Raleigh, NC (Neptunes)
October 31… Chattanooga, TN (Frightening Ass Film Festival)
November 6… Brooklyn, NY (Baby’s All Right) *
November 7… Falls Church, VA (State Theatre) *
November 8… Charlottesville, VA (The Southern) *
November 9… Philadelphia, PA (Union Transfer) *
November 11… Chicago, IL (Bottom Lounge) *
November 12… Kalamazoo, MI (Louie’s Back Room) *
November 13… Toronto, ON (Lee’s Palace) *
November 14… Montreal, QC (Cabaret Piccolo Rialto) *

* = w/ Deerhoof

You can have a look at White Reaper’s current video for “Cool” to get you motivated to see them.

SOME STUFFS: Brooklyn trio Celestial Shore signed by Portland, OR label

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Celestial Shore of Brooklyn recorded their 10x album during the winter, but they and their music are making it known by releasing it in late summer. The trio’s debut album will be released on the Portland-based Hometapes label, and will be a co-release with Local Singles, based up the I-5 in Tacoma, Washington. While you may not expect an indie pop band to explore jazz, this is exactly what they do in a number of songs on 10x, and they will have fun presenting it to you in album form, and with a small handful of shows this summer in NYC. Pick a date, then bring a date to rock out with these guys, and some of their musical friends:

June 18… New York, NY (Mercury Lounge) #
July 4… Queens, NY (Rippers)
July 5… Brooklyn, NY (Silent Barn) (Gigawatts Festival)
July 14… Brooklyn, NY (Manhattan Inn) +
July 21… New York, NY (Pianos
September 6… Brooklyn, NY (Glasslands) @

# w/ Syd Arthur
+ w/ OneOne (Satomi from Deerhoof)
@ w/ Delicate Steve

You may now listen to a song from the album, called “Valerie”, and if you like it, you may check out another track called “Stairs Under Stars” by heading to

VIDEO: Chris Cohen’s “Monad”

Kate Dollenmayer has created an excellent video for Chris Cohen, with the song “Monad”. The track is from his new album to be released on Captured Tracks called Overgrown Path. If you like it, you might think “wow, this is pretty good for a new artist”, and that would be complimentary. Truth is that Overgrown Path will be his 11th project. Some of you may recognize him from the work he did with White Magic, Cass McCombs, Haunted Graffiti, Danielson, Curtains, Cryptacize, Deerhoof, and Natural Dreams. Yes, check your records and CD’s, and concert photos. Now do you recognize him?

This is the first time he will be releasing something under his own name, and he is currently on tour for the next week before taking a month off to prepare for a trip to Europe to bring his music to ears, eyes, minds, and rinds:

October 13… Olympia, WA (Eli’s)
October 16… Portland, OR (Holocene)
October 17… Arcata, CA (The Bat Cave House)
October 18… San Francisco, CA (Hemlock Tavern)
October 19… Los Angeles, CA (Perhspace)
November 22… Berlin, Germany (Festsaal Kreuzberg) +
November 23… Copenhagen, Denmark (Stengade)
November 24… Malmo, Sweden (Debaser) *
November 26… Oslo, Norway (Mono)
November 28… Hamburg, Germany (Astra Stube)
November 29… Utrecht, Netherlands (Le Guess Who @ Ekko Festival)
November 30… Brussels, Belgium (Autumn Falls @ AB Support) $
December 1… Cologne, Germany (Week-End Festival)
December 2… Paris, France (Point Ephemere) <
December 6… Genoa, Italy (Teatro Della Tosse)
December 7… Toulon, France (Midi Festival)
December 8… Lyon, France (Grrrd Zero)
December 9… Lille, France (La Peniche)
December 10… Brighton, UK (The Prince Albert)
December 12… Manchester, UK (Trof Fallowfield)
December 13… Bristol, UK (Start the Bus)
December 14… London, UK (The Lexington)
December 15… Amsterdam, Netherlands (De Nieuwe Anita)

+ w/ Deerhoof
* w/ Julianna Barwick
$ w/ Joe Gideon & The Shark
< w/ Mac DeMarco and ARLT

SOME STUFFS/RECORD CRACK: Portland’s AU on the road again, with a Deerhoof remix of “Solid Gold” to be released as a 7″ single

AU. Yes, the Portland duo will be hitting the road again, in fact they’re going to start this Friday with a show at the PDX Pop Now Festival. If you’re in the Pacific Northwest this weekend, check them out. It will mark the start of their tour. They’ll take a few breaks here and there, then revive the live show, roadies, and groupies scene once more for more shows that will pretty much keep them performing until the holiday season. They’re going it in support of their Both Lights album (Hometapes/The Leaf Label), and if that’s not enough… nah, I’ll keep you waiting. Check the tour dates first and come back to me.

July 20… Portland, OR – PDX POP NOW FEST @ RefugePDXoutdoor
July 25… Fargo, ND – The Aquarium (Dempsey’s Upstairs)
July 26… Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry *
July 27… Madison, WI – Terrace Club @ UW MAdison *
July 28… Chicago, IL – Schubas *
July 30… Toronto, ON – The Drake Hotel *
July 31… Montreal, QC – Divan Orange *
August 1… Boston, MA – Great Scott *
August 2… New York, NY – Mercury Lounge *
August 3… Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands *
August 4… Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s *
August 5… Washington, DC – Black Cat *
August 6… Columbus, OH – Tree Bar *
August 7… St Louis, MO – The Gramophone *
August 8… Kansas City, MO – The Record Bar*
August 9… Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge *
August 11… Boise, ID – Red Room *
September 8… Portland, OR – Musicfest Northwest @ Pioneer Courthouse Square ^^^
September 27… Garden City, ID – Visual Arts Collective (Luke Wyland Solo Show) $
October 29… Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom #
October 30… San Diego, CA Soda Bar #
October 31… Santa Barbara, CA Muddy Waters #
November 1… Los Angeles, CA Troubadour #
November 2… Santa Cruz, CA Crepe Place #
November 3… San Francisco, CA The Independent #
November 5… Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge #
November 6… Seattle, WA Barboza #
November 7… Vancouver, BC Biltmore Cabaret #

*= w/ Tu Fawning
^^^= w/ Girl Talk
$ = w/ Deerhoof, Buke and Gase, Raleigh Moncrief
# = w/ Zammuto

Back? Good. AU will be releasing a Deerhoof remix of “Solid Gold” as a 7″ 45 on Pure Bathing Culture, but you can download the track for free right now. Go ahead, it’s legit.