SOME STUFFS: Spring tour awaits for Seattle’s Tangerine

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Seattle trio Tangerine are going on a tour this spring and they are so eager to do it, they’re doing it a week in advance. They hit the road beginning next week Sunday and will be heading to SXSW this year. They’re going through North America and will end up close to home by appearing at this year’s Sasquatch music festival in the Gorge at George. Check out the coordinates:

March 13… San Francisco, CA (Hemlock)
March 16… Austin, TX (SCRATCH HOUSE)
March 18… Austin, TX (Westin Hotel in Downtown Austin)
March 20… Austin, TX (Spider House (day party))
March 22… San Diego, CA (The Hideout)
March 24… Reno, NV (Holland Project)
March 25… Boise, ID (Treefort Festival)
April 2… Pullman, WA (Washington State University)
April 16… Spokane, WA (Observatory)
April 17… Boise, ID (Neurolux)
April 18… Salt Lake City, UT (@ Kilby Court)
April 20… Sioux Falls, SD (Total Drag Records)
April 21… Des Moines, IA (Vaudeville Mews)
April 22… Chicago, IL (Emporium)
April 23… Detroit, MI (UFO Factoy)
April 24… Toronto, ON (Smiling Buddha)
April 26… Providence, RI (Aurora)
April 27… Boston, MA (Middle East)
April 28… New York, NY (Cake Shop)
April 30… Richmond, VA (Hardywood Park Craft Brewery)
May 1… Raleigh, NC (Neptune’s)
May 2… Ashevile, GA (Tiger Moungain)
May 4… Athens, GA (Georgia Theater , Rooftop)
May 5… New Orleans, LA (Siberia)
May 6… Houston, TX (Walter’s)
May 10… Los Angeles, CA (TBA)
May 11… San Francisco, CA (Rickshaw Stop)
May 12… Eureka, CA (Shanty Tavern)
May 13… Portland, OR (The Know)
May 27… George, WA (Sasquatch Festival)

SOME STUFFS: Bambara moves release date of forthcoming album, announce more shows for late winter/early spring tour

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There was some good news reported last week about the new album by Bambara but now there’s a small bit of bad news, and it’s only a small bit. Originally they were going to release Swarm (Arrowhead) on March 4th but they have pushed it to another month, so rub out that date and replace it with April 1st.

In that article posted last week, I also showed how they’ll be at this year’s SXSW and now they’ve released more dates for their tour, including more specifics about where they’ll be at SXSW. Please take a glance:

February 25… Brooklyn, NY (Palisades (ALBUM RELEASE SHOW)) 🗿
March 12… Atlanta, GA (The 529) 🎅
March 13… Savannah, GA (Starlandia Supply) 🐰
March 15… Austin, TX (SXSW, Vegas Hotel, Dull Tools Day Party (4:15 PM))
March 16… Austin, TX (SXSW, Wonderland – Day Party) (TBA)
March 16… Austin, TX (SXSW, Scratchhouse – Riot Act Media Official Showcase (1:00 AM))
March 19… Austin, TX (SXSW, Side Bar – Athens Intensified Party (4:00 PM))
March /21… Memphis, TN (Murphy’s) 🎃
March 22… Birmingham, AL (The Firehouse) (accompanying acts TBA)
March 23… Nashville, TN (DRK MATTR) (accompanying acts TBA)
March 24… St. Louis, MO (Foam) (accompanying acts TBA)
March 25… Chicago, IL (Club Rectvm) 🌱
March 26… Detroit, MI (TBA)
March 27… Toronto, ON (Smiling Buddha) (accompanying acts TBA)
March 28… Buffalo, NY (Glitterbox) 👰
March 29… Brooklyn, NY (St. Vitus) 🐶

🗿 = w/ The Men, Pill, Hubble
🎅 = w/ Guerilla Toss, Muuy Biien
🐰 = w/ Grimsel
🎃 = w/ Creepoid
🌱 = w/ ONO
👰 = w/ Alpha Hopper
🐶 = w/ Yak

SOME STUFFS: Bambara to release new album before heading to Austin for SXSW

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If you’re a fan of Bambara, I have some very good news for you:

1) The band have recorded, mixed, and mastered an album called Swarm (Arrowhawk) and it will be released very soon: March 4th. You can pre-order it now directly from the label.

2) The Brooklyn band will have an album release show a week before its release at Palisades, and will be joined by Hubble, Pill, and The Men. They then will show a show in Atlanta in March while on their way towards Austin, Texas for this year’s SXSW. Check your coordinates:

February 25… Brooklyn, NY (Palisades) @
March 12… Atlanta, GA (529) $
March 15-19… Austin, TX (SXSW)

@ = w/ The Men, Pill, Hubble
$ = w/ Guerilla Toss, Muuy Biien

SOME STUFFS: Yuck return to North American in March for touring duties, hear song from forthcoming album

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As you can see, one of the members of Yuck has changed something that had been trademarked for a few years but this is the same ol’ Yuck band we know and love and there’s a double dose of good news.

For one, their new album will be out at the end of the month called Stranger Things and you can have a listen to a song, their new single, called “Cannonball”, which is not a cover but their own means of ammunition to your mind.

For two, the band are coming back to North America in March for a tour and with March being part of the itinerary, it means they are taking part at this year’s SXSW. They then return home and will do a tour of Europe in May before the group continues with any summer adventures being planned.

February 26-27… London, England (Moth Club)
March 11… Savannah, GA (Savannah Stopover)
March 12… Atlanta, GA (Aisle 5)
March 13… Baton Rouge, LA (Spanish Moon)
March 14-18… Austin, TX (SXSW)
March 19… Dallas, TX (Spillover Festival)
March 21… Phoenix, AZ (Crescent Ballroom)
March 23… San Diego, CA (Soda Bar)
March 24… Los Angeles, CA (The Echo)
March 25… Visalia, CA (Cellar Door)
March 26… San Francisco, CA (Great American Music Hall)
March 28… Portland, OR (Mississippi Studios)
March 29… Vancouver, BC (Fortune Sound Club)
March 30… Seattle, WA (The Crocodile)
March 31… Boise, ID (Neurolux)
April 2… Denver, CO (Larimer Lounge)
April 4… Minneapolis, MN (7th St. Entry)
April 5… Madison, WI (High Noon Saloon)
April 6… Chicago, IL (The Empty Bottle)
April 7… Ferndale, MI (The Loving Touch)
April 9… Toronto, ON (Silver Dollar Room)
April 10… Ithaca, NY (The Haunt)
April 11… Cambridge, MA (The Sinclair)
April 12… Brooklyn, NY (Music Hall of Williamsburg)
April 14… New Haven, CT (The Space)
April 15… Washington, DC (Rock & Roll Hotel)
April 16… Winston-Salem, NC (Phuzz Phest)
May 12… Norwich, England (Arts Centre)
May 13… Edinburgh, Scotland (Sneaky Petes)
May 14… Glasgow, Scotland (Broadcast)
May 15… Manchester, England (Deaf Institute)
May 16… Guildford, England (The Boileroom)
May 17… Birmingham, England (Oobleck)
May 18… Brighton, England (Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar)
May 19… Bristol, England (Exchange)
May 20… Nottingham, England (Bodega)
May 21… Leeds, England (Gold Sounds, Brudenell Social Club)
May 22… Bedford, England (Esquires)

Stranger Things (Mamé) can be pre-ordered below via

SOME STUFFS: Le1f to tour, includes stop at this year’s SXSW

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The almighty Le1f released his debut album last fall called Riot Boi and now he’s hitting the road to tour in support of it. Check out the dates, head to the venue when he’s there and show up early, it should be one hell of a show.

March 1… Vancouver, BC (Alexander)
March 2… Seattle, WA (Crocodile)
March 3… Portland, OR (Star Theater)
March 6… Los Angeles, CA (The Echo)
March 7… San Francisco, CA (Rickshaw Stop)
March 8… San Diego, CA (Soda Jerk)
March 14… Denver, CO (Cervantes Otherside)
March 15… El Paso, TX (Bowie Feather)
March 17… Dallas, TX (RBC)
March 18-19… Austin, TX (SXSW)
March 20… New Orleans, LA (Hi Ho Lounge)
March 23… Orlando, FL (TBA)
March 22… Brooklyn, NY (TBA)
March 26… Miami, FL (Bardot)
March 27… Atlanta, GA (Purgatory at Masquerade)
March 29… St. Louis, MO (The Luminary)
March 30… Madison, WI (The Frequency)
March 31… Minneapolis, MN (7th Street Entry)
April 1… Kansas City, MO (The Riot Room)
April 2… Chicago, IL (Schubas)
April 3… Cleveland, OH (Grog Shop)
April 5… Detroit, MI (Marble)
April 7… Columbus, OH (The Basement)
April 9… Montreal, QC (Belmont)
April 10… Toronto, ON (Drake Underground)
April 12… Providence, RI (The Met)
April 13… Philadelphia, PA (Union Transfer)
April 15… Washington, DC (U-Street Music Hall)
April 16… Baltimore, MD (Sound Stage)

VIDEO: Mega Ran & Storyville’s “Artillery”

The mega man known as the Mega Ran has a new video for a song he did with Storyville but is it a storyville? Indeed, you already know how these two do (or should) but if you do not, have a look at “Artillery”. The song is from their album
Soul Veggies
(Brick) and if you haven’t had time to listen to it or to get a copy, please do.

Need something else to do? Check them both out on the Rappers With Arm Cannons Tour that will also bring in Sammus along for the ride, which will lead them down to Austin, Texas next week for a bit of SXSW and ,opre.

March 8… Syracuse, NY (Singers)
March 9… Watertown, NY (Flashback Lounge)
March 10… Ithaca, NY (Cornell University)
March 11… Yellow Springs, OH (Super Fly Comics and Games)
March 12… Cincinnati, OH (Maddies)
March 13-14… Covington, KY (A&G Con)
March 15… Fayetteville, AR (Smoke and Barrel)
March 16… Austin, TX (Nerd Carnival @ Cenote)
March 17… Austin, TX (Official SXSW Showcase, Flamingo Cantina)
March 18… Austin, TX (Uglyfest)
March 19… Austin, TX (Scratched Vinyl Showcase)


SOME STUFFS: Mega Bog to start one month tour

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Songwriter Erin Birgy is heading on the road to tour under her musical nom de plume, Mega Bog. It’s on support of her album Gone Banana (Couple Skate) and the tour begins tomorrow in Vancouver, British Columbia and will last for a little over a month, which will lead in and out of SXSW in the middle of the month:

March 3… Vancouver, BC (Red Gate)
March 5… Eugene, OR (Wandering Goat)
March 6… Reno, NV (Loving Cup)
March 7… Oakland, CA (Speakeasy)
March 8… Santa Cruz, CA (Sub Rosa)
March 9… San Luis Obispo, CA (Disco Lemonade)
March 11… Los Angeles, CA (Pehrspace)
March 12… Phoenix, AZ (Funny World)
March 13… Flagstaff, AZ (Flag Brews)
March 17… Las Cruces, NM (Lunchbox)
March 18… Austin, TX (Austin Critter Showcase (SXSW))
March 19… Austin, TX (“You’re Here” Showcase/Nashville Radio Showcase (SXSW))
March 20… Austin, TX (Tom Tom Magazine Showcase/She Shreds (SXSW))
March 21… Austin, TX (Wendy’sdays (SXSW))
March 26… Panama City, FL (Mosey’s)
March 27… St. Augustine, FL (Planet Sarbez)
March 28… Savannah, GA (Hang Fire Bar)
March 30… Athens, GA (Flicker Lounge)
April 1… Atlanta, GA (The Cleaners)
April 2… Birmingham, AL (BELOW at Doghead)
April 3… Memphis, TN (Scottswood)
April 4… Nashville, TN (Queen Ave Arts)
April 5… Athens, GA (The Globe)
April 8… Boone, NC (Espresso News) @
April 10… Annandale-on-Hudson, NY (BARD College) @
April 12… Albany, NY (Tree House) @
April 13… Montreal, QC (Drones) @
April 14… Brooklyn, NY (Shea Stadium)

@ = w/ EZTV

Check out her new video for “Wet Moss”. The vinyl pressing of Gone Banana can be ordered from


AUDIO: Grounders’ “Secret Friend”

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Toronto-based band Grounders will be heading out of T-Town very soon with the release of their debut album on Nveado Records. The self-titled LP will be out on the 12th of May. They’ll have some east coast shows next month so you’ll be able to hear the new material but for now, you can listen to one of the album’s songs now called “Secret Friend”, which begins with synths right out of the early 1980’s before it turns into something quite remarkable.

Here are the tour dates, which will lead them in and out of SXSW in mid-March.
March 4… New York, NY (Cake Shop)
March 5… Philadelphia, PA (Milkboy)
March 6… Savannah, GA (Savannah Stopover Music Festival)
March 17-21… Austin, TX (SXSW)
March 25… Atlanta, GA (The Masquerade)
March 26… Athens, GA (Slingshot Festival)
March 28… Norfolk, VA (The Parlor)

AUDIO: HSY’s “Sally”

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There are still some people who don’t like the way Sally walks but Toronto’s HSY (“hussy”) will show you why Sally is very much someone of value. This is the group’s first new music since their 2013 EP and while this is part of a new single, there will hopefully be more music sometime this year. You can check out more of their music by going through their Bandcamp page.

“Sally” will be released by Buzz Records very soon, and they are heading to Austin this year for the SXSW extravaganza.

March 20… Austin, TX (Grand Theft Zamboni Records Presents @ Wonderland)
March 21… Austin, TX (Buzz Records & Heavy Trip Present @ Sledge Hammer)

AUDIO: Gateway Drugs’ “Head”

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Gateway Drugs are in no way related to the Iowa hip-hop group The Gateway Drug, they are an L.A. trio consisting of the Niles family, specifically Liv, Noa, and Gabe Niles, the offspring of Preston Niles, member of “The Knack (“Frustrated”, “Good Girls Don’t”). They want to show you how they rock by giving you a bit of “Head”. The song will be a slice of what will be Magick Spells (Cobraside), an album due out on March 3rd. If you’d like to hear and see more, they will head on tour with Swervedriver, which will lead them to SXSW:
February 26… Anaheim, CA (Chain Reaction)
March 1… Costa Mesa, CA (Maison) *
March 3… Las Vegas, NV (Bunkhouse Saloon) *
March 4… San Diego, CA (Casbah) *
March 5… Los Angeles, CA (Roxy Theatre) *
March 6… San Francisco, CA (Great American Music Hall) *
March 8… Seattle, WA (Neumo’s Crystal Ball) *
March 9… Portland, OR (Doug Fir Lounge) *
March 12 – St. Paul, MN (Turf Club) *
March 13… Madison, WI (High Noon Saloon) *
March 14 – Chicago, IL (Thalia Hall) *
March 15… Grand Rapids, MI (Pyramid Scheme) *
March 16… Cincinnati, OH (The Woodward Theater) *
March 17… St. Louis, MO (The Duck Room @ Blueberry) *
March 19… Dallas, TX (Club Dada) *
March 20-21… Austin, TX (SXSW) *
March 23… Atlanta, GA (The Masquerade – Hell Stage) *
March 24… Durham, NC (Motorco) *
March 25… Washington, DC (Rock & Roll Hotel) *
March 27… Brooklyn, NY (Music Hall of Williamsburg) *
March 28… Cambridge, MA (The Sinclair) *

* = w/ Swervedriver