SOME STUFFS: Zig Zags paving the way for new album release

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They are a trio, thus people want to call them a power trio, and they’re from Los Angeles? They must be a “Los Angeles power trio” but the proof is in the pudding, so say Zig Zags, who have released a single that will be a preview of their debut album, produced entirely by Ty Segall, due out in June. Listen to “Brainded Warrior” as proof of the pudding that requires a flavor profile.

Zig Zags flex their muscles as if NWOBHM was a current phenomenon, and they’re going to bleed until everyone has their DNA. Check out the test results when they do a small handful of shows next month in California:

May 11… Santa Ana CA (The Observatory) #
May 17… San Francisco, CA (Brick & Mortar Music Hall) @
May 28-29… Los Angeles, CA (The Church on York – The Chapel) *

# – w/ Pentagram, St. Vitus
@ – w/ The Meat Bodies
* – w/ Thee Oh Sees

SOME STUFFS: Total Control prepare to get “Sweaty” for late spring tour


The band known as Total Control have released a video for the song “Sweaty”, the imagery of which is anything but sweaty. It’s cool and calm, but your mileage may vary.

Speaking of mileage, the group will be spending a good amount of time on the road beginning in May and heading through June, which includes a four night stay at Chaos In Tejas in Austin, Texas, They’ll also be joined along the way with Thee Oh Sees, Soft Moon, Ceremony, and others:

May 22… New York, NY (Mercury Lounge) –
May 23… Brooklyn, NY (285 Kent) ^
May 24… Philadelphia, PA (Johnny Brenda’s) %
May 25… Washington, D.C. (Black Cat) %
May 26… Richmond, VA (Strange Matter) %
May 27… Atlanta, GA (529) %
May 28… Memphis, TN (Murphy’s) %
May 29… Denton, TX (Rubber Gloves) %
May 30… Austin, TX (Chaos In Tejas)
May 31… Austin, TX (Chaos In Tejas)
June 1… Austin, TX (Chaos In Tejas)
June 2… Austin, TX (Chaos In Tejas)
June 4… Phoenix, AZ (The Rhythm Room) #
June 5… Anaheim, CA (Chain Reaction) #
June 6: Los Angeles, CA (Echoplex) #*
June 7: Santa Cruz, CA (The Catalyst Atrium) #*
June 8: San Francisco, CA (The Eagle) @

^ – w/ Crazy Spirit and Raspberry Bulbs
% – w/ UV Race
# – w/ Ceremony
* – w/ Soft Moon
@ – w/ Thee Oh Sees

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VIDEO: Ty Segall’s “The Hill”


There’s an image in this new video by Ty Segall that I hope will catch on as a trend but becomes long lasting: plushie drummers. I welcome this with open arms and fur. The video is for the song “The Hill”, and as long as you don’t go over it, you can be forever young like the anti-Rod Stewart and plush out all day and night.

The song? This will be on Segall’s Twins album (Drag City) due out in a month, which you can pre-order right now via Amazon. What you can also do right now is glance over the information below, what is known in the biz as “concert dates”. Segall will be all over the Americas this month with Thee Oh Sees. He’ll then take a two week break before he’ll be in San Francisco for the Treasure Island Festival, and then another break to prepare for a European tour in November, so hop on a joyride and hoot:

September 11 – Las Vegas, NV @ Neon Reverb Festival *
September 13 – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theater *
September 14 – Oklahoma City, OK @ ACM at UCO *
September 15 – Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa *
September 18 – Atlanta, GA @ Goat Farm *
September 19 – Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree Café *
September 20 – Nashville, TN @ Zombie Shop *
September 21 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter *
September 22 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Well *
September 25 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom *
September 26 – Toronto, ON @ The Hoxton *
September 27 – Detroit, MI @ PJ’s Lager House Parking Lot
September 28 – Chicago, IL @ Logan Square Auditorium [2ND SHOW ADDED]
September 29 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon *
September 30 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club *
October 14 – San Francisco, CA @ Treasure Island Festival
November 7 – London, UK @ The Garage
November 8 – Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institut
November 9 – Glasgow, UK @ Art School
November 10 – Athens, GR @ An Club
November 12 – Lyon, FR @ Clacson
November 13 – Amiens, FR @ La Lune des Pirates + K-Holes
November 14 – Rennes, FR @ L’Antipote
November 15 – Rouen, FR @ Le 106
November 16 – Metz, FR @ Les Trinitaires
November 17 – Besancon, FR @ La Rodia
November 18 – Bourg en Bresse, FR @ La Tannerie
November 19 – Milano, IT @ Low File
November 20 – Lausanne, CH @ Le Romandie
November 21 – Nïmes, FR @ La Paloma
November 22 – San Sebastian, ES @ Gazteszena
November 23 – La Roche Sur Yon, FR @ Le Fuzz’Yon
November 24 – Paris, FR @ BB Mix Fest
November 26 – Luxembourg City, LU @ Exit 07
November 27 – Kortrijk, BE @ DE Kreun
November 28 – Groningen, NL @ Vera Club
November 29 – Leipzig, DE @ UT Connewitz
November 30 – Brussels, BE @ Atelier 210
December 1 – Koln, DE @ Mini Fest
December 2 – Utrecht, NL @ Guess Who Festival
December 11 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
December 12 – Vancouver, BC @ Waldorf
December 13 – Portland, OR @ Star Theater
December 15 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey

* with Thee Oh Sees

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SOME STUFFS/FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD: Sic Alps share song from new album

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Drag City is the label Sic Alps calls home, and September 11th is the date fans will be able to buy their self-titled album (their fifth). You don’t have to wait all summer to hear music from it though, as they and Drag City are allowing fans to download a song from it for free, called “Glyphs” (6.42mb).

A few days before the album’s release, Sic Alps will be hitting the road in support of it, touring with Thee Oh Sees, so set your coordinates:
September 9 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre *
September 10 – San Diego, CA @ Bar Pink *
October 2 – Missoula, MT @ VFW *
October 3 – Calgary, AB @ Broken City *
October 4 – Calgary, AB @ Broken City *
October 6 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater *

* w/ Thee Oh Sees

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