SOME STUFFS: Seattle trio Helms Alee to take “Sleepwalking Sailors” on the road

 photo HelmsAlee_old_zpscaf7c788.jpg
Helms Alee could very well be celebrating the Super Bowl win for the Seattle Seahawks, and they could easily be stuck in Pioneer Square as I write this. However, they are also ambitious about getting their new album out next week Tuesday. Sleepwalking Sailors (Sargent House) are a hybrid in many ways, from the components of the band to the different musical styles they incorporate on the new release (my review of which will be posted here very soon). A month from now they will be joining Russian Circles and KEN Mode to bring their music and new album to the people, beginning at home before making it to Chicago at the near end of winter.

March 4… Seattle, WA (Neumos) *
March 5… Portland, OR (Wonder Ballroom) *
March 7… San Francisco, CA (Great American Music Hall) *
March 9… San Diego, CA (The Casbah) *
March 10… Los Angeles, CA (El Rey Theatre) *
March 12… Phoenix, AZ (The Crescent Ballroom) *
March 13… Albuquerque, NM (Launchpad) *
March 14… Oklahoma City, OK (The Conservatory) *
March 15… Kansas City, MO (The Record Bar) *
March 16… Chicago, IL (Metro) *

* w/ Russian Circles, KEN Mode

Get yourself familiar with the Helms Alee sound by streaming “Tumescence” and “Pleasure Center” below, then prepare to head out to one (or all if you can afford it) of these shows and have a hell of a time.

SOME STUFFS: Sandrider share new video along with new tour dates

My review of Sandrider’s Godhead album on Good To Die Records is forthcoming (partially because I’ve been slow in that department), and the band have just released a video for one of its songs, called “Gorgon”.

Along with a new video is an announcement of a small handful of shows in 2014. There is sure to be more shows but go ahead and plan around getting to these winter gigs:

January 10, 2014… Edmonton, AB, Canada (Filthy McNasty’s)
January 11, 2014… Calgary, AB, Canada (Palomino Smokehouse)
February 1, 2014… Seattle, WA (Neumos) #
March 15, 2014… Seattle, WA (Columbia City Theater) @

# = w/ Helms Alee, Survival Knife
@ = w/ Lesbian, Lords Of The North

Want to know what Sandrider are like in a live setting? Check out their solid performance of “Gorgon”.

SOME STUFFS: Russian Circles establish tour for early 2014

 photo RussianCircles_old_zpsb9c9d4e5.jpg
Their latest album Memorial (Sargent House) (my review of which can be read here) is one of my favorite albums of 2013, and they’re going to take that music further by going on tour. If you follow my posts about them on the site, it seems they’re always on tour but that’s a good thing, because they’re bringing their music to the people, and more people with each trip. Now you can go with them and check them out live on stage:

February 4, 2014… Iowa City, IA (Gabe’s Oasis) #
February 5, 2014… St. Louis, MO (The Firebird) #
February 7, 2014… Austin, TX (Red 7) #
February 8, 2014… Dallas, TX (Club Dada) #
February 9, 2014… Houston, TX (Fitzgerald’s Upstairs) #
February 10, 2014… New Orleans, LA (The Parish @ House of Blues) #
February 11, 2014… Tallahassee, FL (Rehab) #
February 12, 2014… Orlando, FL (Will’s Pub) #
February 13, 2014… Tampa, FL (The Orpheum) #
February 14, 2014… Birmingham, AL (WorkPlay Theatre) #
February 15, 2014… Atlanta, GA (The Earl) #
February 17, 2014… Carrboro, NC (Cat’s Cradle) #
February 18, 2014… Washington DC (The Rock and Roll Hotel) #
February 19, 2014… Philadelphia, PA (Underground Arts) #
February 20, 2014… New York, NY (Bowery Ballroom) #
February 21, 2014… Cambridge, MA (The Middle East Downstairs) #
February 22, 2014… Brooklyn, NY (Saint Vitus) #
February 23, 2014… Pittsburgh, PA (Altar Bar) #
February 24, 2014… Cleveland Heights, OH (Grog Shop) #
February 25, 2014… Ann Arbor, MI (Blind Pig) #
February 27, 2014… Minneapolis, MN (Triple Rock Social Club) #
February 28, 2014… Omaha, NE (The Waiting Room) #
March 1, 2014… Englewood, CO (Gothic Theatre) #
March 2, 2014… Salt Lake City, UT (Urban Lounge) #
March 3, 2014… Boise, ID (Neurolux) #
March 4, 2014… Seattle, WA (Neumo’s) *
March 5, 2014… Portland, OR (Wonder Ballroom) *
March 7, 2014… San Francisco, CA (Great American Music Hall) *
March 9, 2014… San Diego, CA (The Casbah) *
March 10, 2014… Los Angeles, CA (El Rey Theatre) *
March 12, 2014… Phoenix, AZ (The Crescent Ballroom) *
March 13, 2014… Albuquerque, NM (Launchpad) *
March 14, 2014… Oklahoma City, OK (The Conservatory) *
March 15, 2014… Kansas City, MO (The Record Bar) *
March 16, 2014… Chicago, IL (Metro) *

# w/ Ken Mode, Inter Arma
* w/ Helms Alee, Ken Mode