EMILY at W♥M
If things work out, I'm hoping to have Emily cover the sold-out show with The Toadies and Social Distortion this Friday, May 27th, at First Avenue. She previously covered Spectrals at First Ave with Amy (a tagteam I'm calling Amily).
What a treat! Emeli Sandé came by Minneapolis, last night, to preview her upcoming album. The intimate setting of the Dakota Jazz Club was a perfect listening room for Sandé.
You might remember how lucky we were to have caught Emeli Sande at The Dakota last month. And as I previously mentioned, she is coming back to Minneapolis, but under the Coldplay banner, at a massive stadium-sized venue.
Some news on this Scottish-born singer/songwriter Sandé released her first U.S. single, "Next To Me" last week (April 17th), the same day that you can also pre-order for her debut album Our Version of Events. Her album comes out June 5th via Capitol Records and will include a brand new song, "Wonder", exclusively on the US album.
Sande's also doing a round of promotional appearances, including Conan O'Brien (April 19th), NPR’s World Café (this week), BET’s 106 & Park (April 23rd), VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live (April 25th), and Rachael Ray (week of May 14th). Expect her to appear on more television appearances when she's touring with Coldplay!
I'm pretty sure Sande's pre-July dates have sold-out, or close to it, so catch her now or you'll regret it later.
04/24 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
05/30 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
06/04 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
07/23 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre*
07/24 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre *
07/26 Montreal, QC Bell Centre *
07/27 Montreal, QC Bell Centre *
07/29 Boston, MA TD Garden *
07/30 Boston, MA TD Garden *
08/01 Detroit, MI Palace of Auburn Hills *
08/03 E. Rutherford, NJ Izod Center *
08/04 E. Rutherford, NJ Izod Center *
08/07 Chicago, IL United Center *
08/08 Chicago, IL United Center *
08/10 St. Paul, MN Xcel Center *
08/11 St. Paul, MN Xcel Center *
* opening up for Coldplay
Emily Wells is a musician/artist with a style that mixes hip-hop and classical. From reading her concert reviews, she record live loops and uses them during her performance.
Her latest album is called Mama, which came out April 10th, via Partisan Records. What's more exciting is her Pillowfight album, which is her collaboration with Dan the Automator (I've been a fan of his since he was just known as Automator, and of course, for his Deltron 3030 project). There is no release date yet, but expect it to come out sometime this year.
04/27 Buffalo, NY @ The Ninth Ward
05/01 Minneapolis, MN @ The Cedar*
05/03 Madison, WI @ The Majestic*
05/04 Chicago, IL @ Schubas*
05/05 Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre*
05/06 Lexington, KY @ Natasha's Bistro
05/08 St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House*
05/09 Columbia, MO @ Mojo's*
05/11 Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre*
05/13 Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom*
05/15 Los Angeles, CA @ Largo at the Coronet*
05/16 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Crepe Place*
05/17 San Francisco @ Swedish American Hall*
05/19 Davis, CA @ Sophia's Thai Kitchen*
05/31 Bellingham, WA @ The Shakedown
06/01 Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
06/02 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
06/03 Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall
06/09 Spokane, WA @ Elk Fest
* w/ Portland Cello Project
emilyjanewhite.com (website not working?)
Emily Jane White is a folky/country/rock musician from the San Francisco area. Her voice is compared to Chan Marshall (Cat Power) and Hope Sandoval (Mazzy Star). Her third album, Ode To Sentience will be coming out June 12th via Antenna Farm Records. The upcoming album is described as "finger-picked folk, traditional country, classical music and rock …. [Emily Jane] White creates an expansive space for her intuitive lyrics and elegiac vocals. "
You can preview her songs via the Daytrotter Session (from April 18th) or get a free download Black Silk on Soundcloud.
Catch her on tour:
4/25 - Guerrero Gallery - San Francisco, CA
4/28 - Robot Rocket Residence - Davis, CA
5/14 - Livehouse enn - Sendai City, Japan
5/15 - Akarigura - Yamagata City, Japan
5/17 - Tokuzo - Nagoya City, Japan
5/18 - Mokkiriya - Kanazawa City, Japan
5/19 - Jyoukakokaido - Okayama City, Japan
5/21 - Urbangguild - Kyoto City, Japan
5/22 - ROOMS - Fukuoka City, Japan
5/23 - Sakurazaka Theater - Naha City, Japan
5/26 - La Cana - Tokyo, Japan
6/1 - Sophia's Thai Kitchen - Davis, CA
6/2 - Tin Can - San Diego, CA
6/3 - Zoey's - Ventura, CA
6/4 - The Mint - Los Angeles, CA
6/7 - Tractor Tavern - Seattle, WA
6/9 - The Old Church - Portland, OR
6/10 - Living Room Show - Olympia, WA
6/12 - Brick and Mortar - San Francisco, CA
6/13 - The Crepe Place - Santa Cruz, CA
6/17 - Amoeba In-Store - Berkeley, CA
6/21 - Living Room - NY, NY
6/22 - TBA - Philadelphia, PA
6/23 - TBA - Washington, DC
6/24 - Glasslands - Brooklyn, NY
6/25 - Monkey House - Winooski, VT
6/26 - Fete - Providence, RI
6/27 - Club Passim - Cambridge, MA
Emma Louise's debut EP Full Hearts & Empty Rooms came out last month (March 13th) via Frenchkiss Records. Having already won two Q Song Awards (no, not Q Magazine, but Queensland Music Award), plus playing with Sarah Blasko, Bob Evans, Tim Rogers, and Nic Harcourt.
Be on the lookout for her full length album, in the meantime you can find her around the Brisbane music scene.