Alex Ridha, aka Boys Noize, announced recently that he will be co-headlining a tour with Baauer.
The 24 tour dates finds Boys Noize returning to Mill City Nights in Minneapolis in mid-October. We caught Boys Noize last year at the same venue, where Gretchen compared Ridha to Tchaikovsky, "performing the last movement of his number 4 symphony."
10/02 - San Diego, CA @ SOMA
10/03 - Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia
10/04 - Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
10/07 - Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theater
10/08 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
10/09 - Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
10/10 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
10/11 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
10/12 - Missoula, MT @ The Wilma Theatre
10/15 - Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
10/16 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Horny Goat Tent
10/17 - Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
10/18 - Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
10/21 - Bloomington, IN @ The Bluebird
10/22 - Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre
10/23 - Denver, CO @ The Ogden
10/24 - Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey Theatre
10/25 - El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
10/27 - Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues
10/28 - Austin, TX @ Emo's
10/29 - Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
10/30 - New Orleans, LA @ Republic New Orleans
10/31 - Orlando, FL @ House Of Blues
11/01 - Miami, FL @ The Fillmore
80/90s indie-rock band Ashtray Boy (aka singer-songwriter Randall Lee from The Cannanes) will have all nine albums available for download and streaming platforms for the first time, via Minty Fresh Records. You may recall that I was rather impressed by The Cannanes' comeback EP last year.
Stream "Shirley Maclaine" featuring Liz Phair on Soundcloud.
All-girl American-British-Canadian group G.R.L. is releasing their debut self-titled EP today, July 29th via Kemosabe Records/RCA Records. The EP features their current single "Ugly Heart" with a video that has already racked up over 4.8 million views.
Described by People Magazine as "the sexy new girl-group" and Time Magazine calling "the rising girl group go for the jugular with a stampeding new single," I'm sure we'll be hearing more from G.R.L. in the future.
G.R.L. EP track listing
2. Show Me What You Got
4. Don't Talk About Love
5. Girls Are Always Right
Portland, Oregon's Shy Girls (songwriter and vocalist Dan Vidmar) recently release "All for Show" via Red Bull Sound Select. You can hear the track via soundcloud.com.
They describe this new song as a departure from Shy Girls' usual sound and citing it more closer to a Jono Ma's (of Jagwar Ma) influence.
Look for Shy Girls to perform live in Chicago on Sunday, August 3rd at this year's Lollapalooza, as well as the Official Lollapalooza after party featuring Jhene Aiko on Saturday, August 2nd.