Red Wanting Blue
Red Wanting Blue (or simply RWB) was on my radar in 2010 with their re-issue of These Magnificent Miles…
you're going back to nothing!
What have you lost? Nothing!
Always look on the bright side of life."
- Monty Python
I'm glad to see that Red Wanting Blue made their national television debut on David Letterman last week! Check out their performance of "Audition" on youtube.
If you want to hear more RWB, hear "Stay On The Bright Side," from their latest album, From The Vanishing Point, on soundcloud.
If you recall, I mentioned that the band's been on my watch list since 2010 for These Magnificent Miles, and felt that RWB's music would favor a large festival. The band has been selling out their shows (recently selling out the 1400-capacity House of Blues in Cleveland), so be sure to get tickets sooner than later.
07/26 Kearney, NE @ Buffalo County Fair
07/27 Washington, MO @ Otis Campbells
08/09 Kearney, NE @ Cunningham's
08/10 Kearney, NE @ Cunningham's
08/16 Indianapolis, IN @ The Rathskeller
08/17 Akron, OH @ Musica
08/18 Deshler, OH @ Corn City Festival
08/22 Rochester, NY @ The Bug Jar
08/24 Red Bank, NJ @ Riverside Gardens Park
08/25 Buffalo, NY @ Jammin In The Vines III
08/26 Elkins, WV @ Davis & Elkins College
09/01 Bloomington, IL @ Block Party
09/06 New Philadelphia, OH @ Kent State
09/09 Dayton, OH @ Downtown Dayton Revival
09/13 Kalamazoo, MI @ Bell's Brewery
09/16 Des Plaines, IL @ Fall Fest Des Plaines
09/18 Urbana, IL @ Canopy Club
09/20 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
09/21 Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose
09/22 Madison, WI @ Redamte Coffee House
09/23 Ames, IA @ M-Shop
09/25 Tulsa, OK @ Cain's
09/27 Austin, TX @ Stubb's Jr.
09/28 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
09/29 Houston, TX @ House of Blues
09/30 New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
10/03 Nashville, TN @ Hard Rock Cafe
10/04 Raleigh, NC @ Pour House
10/05 Ashville, NC @ LAB
10/06 Greenwood, SC @ Music On Maxwell
10/10 Boston, MA @ TT The Bear's
10/11 Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live
10/13 Vienna, VA @ Jammin' Java
10/14 Asbury Park, NJ @ The Saint
10/17 Detroit, MI @ Hard Rock Cafe
10/19 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
10/20 Toledo, OH @ Mickey Finn's
10/25 Milwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall
10/26 Evanston, IL @ SPACE
10/27 St. Louis, MO @ Blueberry Hill
11/02 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
11/09 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
Did you happen to catch the beautiful Meiko on Jay Leno a few weeks ago? You can see her on her myspace video.
I know I just recently mentioned Meiko, but at the time of writing, her final touring schedule was not finalized.
Official tour dates below; this is in support of the release of The Bright Side, out now via Fantasy/Concord Records.
07/28 Kansas City, MO Retro Lounge
07/29 Little Rock, AR Juanita’s Cantina
08/01 Pittsburgh, PA Club Café
08/02 New York, NY The Living Room
08/03 Vienna, VA Jammin’ Java
08/05 Ann Arbor, MI The Ark
08/07 Cleveland, OH Cambridge Room
08/08 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
08/10 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry
08/11 Lincoln, NE Bourbon Theatre
08/13 Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
08/14 Aspen, CO Belly Up
08/16 Tucson, AZ Club Congress
08/17 Las Vegas, NV Hard Rock Café
08/18 Palm Desert, CA The Hood
08/19 Hermosa Beach, CA Saint Rocke
Rod Thomas, otherwise known as Bright Light Bright Light, released his debut album, Make Me Believe in Hope, last month via The Blue Team/Aztec Records Ltd.
If you live in New York, Bright Light Bright Light will be doing a special intimate acoustic showcase at Pianos on August 2, 2012.
Find out why Q Magazine called his album, "positively ecstatic (four stars)" and Idolator saying it's "one of the strongest debuts of 2012."
08/02 Pianos @ NYC
08/04 Another Night (DJ Set) @ Vogue Fabrics, London
09/01 Cardiff Mardi Gras [Full Band]
09/02 Poptronik Festival @ Sitges, Spain
10/30 Cargo London
Brite Futures' future not so bright? The band announced their breakup in May and played their last show at the Seattle's Vera Project in June.
Not familiar with Brite Futures? The band was previously known as Natalie Portman's Shaved Head (a reference to V for Vendetta), but changed their name in 2010. I can only speculate that Portman and her lawyers had something to do with the name change.
Anyway, here is an excerpt of their press statement: