It's been a long time since we talked about Kaki King. She recently had a successful Kickstarter project funded to bring her "The Neck Is A Bridge To The Body" project. The show is part light show, part projections (created by Glowing Pictures) and all synchronized to Kaki King's guitar playing. The special show is coming to The Cedar in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on Thursday February 12.
Details of the Cedar show:
Thursday 02/12/15, 7pm ($15)
Jan 31 World Cafe Philadelphia, PA
Feb 11 Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL
Feb 12 Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis, MN
Feb 18 Empire Control Room Austin, TX
Feb 19 Granada Theater Dallas, TX
Feb 26 Geary Lane Toronto, Canada
Feb 27 Club Soda Montreal, Canada
Feb 28 SPACE Gallery Portland, ME
Mar 01 Columbus Theater Providence, RI
Mar 03 Brighton Music Hall Boston, MA
Mar 21 Merkin Concert Hall New York, NY
Apr 04 The Masonic Lodge Los Angeles, CA
Apr 06 Triple Door Seattle, WA
Apr 08 Doug Fir Portland, OR
May 21 Rough Trade New York, NY
We previously mentioned Toronto's Moon King and hinted about their highly anticipated LP in 2015 (with no cover artwork). Now that it is 2015, I can let you know more details about the record: it is called Secret Life, and it is coming out April 15th, 2015, on Last Gang Records.
The duo is out on tour with Alvvays*:
Jan 26 - Nottingham, UK @ The Bodega *
Jan 27 - Birmingham @ Hare & Hounds *
Jan 28 - London, UK @ Scala *
Jan 30 - Oxford, UK @ O2 Academy 2 *
Jan 31 - Bristol, UK @ Thekla *
Feb 2 - Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix *
Feb 5 - Oslo, Norway @ John Dee *
Feb 6 - Stockholm, Sweden @ Debaser Strand *
Feb 7 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Beta *
Feb 9 - Hamburg, DE @ Molotow exil *
Feb 10 - Berlin, DE @ Kantine Am Berghain *
Feb 12 - Vienna, Austria @ B72 *
Feb 13 - Milan, Italy @ Lo Fi *
Feb 14 - Zurich, Switzerland @ Bogen F *
* w/ Alvvays
Austin's East Cameron Folkcore has been confirmed for several SXSW 2015 shows. They'll likely be playing tracks from their third record, Kingdom of Fear. In fact, after SXSW, you can hear the entire record perform live in its entirety at The Salvage Vanguard Theater. The record comes out April 5th, 2015 (but I'm assuming you can probably purchase it early if you see them live).
A full list of tour dates can be found below with plenty of additional US tour dates to be added in April.
East Cameron Folkcore Tour Dates
02/21 – Austin, TX – Empire Control Room
03/18 – Austin, TX – ABGBs
03/18 – Austin Texas – The White Horse
03/19 – Austin, TX – Lambert’s
03/20 – Austin, TX – Eye in the Sky
03/21 – Austin, TX – Vortex – Altercation Rec
04/01 - Austin, TX - Salvage Vanguard Theater
04/02- Austin, TX - Salvage Vanguard Theater
04/03 - Austin, TX - Salvage Vanguard Theater
04/04 - Austin, TX - Salvage Vanguard Theater
King Mono (Little Shalimar and Jeremy Wilms) is a funk, RnB, house, and 70s rock duo. Their debut album, Bump in the Night, will be released March 31st, 2015 on Tummy Touch and features vocals from RnB breakout singer Jesse Boykins III.
Update: Cover artwork.
Petite Noir's EP The King Of Anxiety came out digitally this week (January 19th) on Domino Records. The physical CD arrives on March 10th.
The petite noir name (singer Yannick Ilunga) is probably taken from a French commune called 'Petit-Noir'.
Multi award-winning, British blues rock band King King will release their third studio album, Reaching For The Light in the UK on Tuesday May 5th, 2015.
Look for the band to start their Nationwide UK Tour on February 19th at The Brewery Arts Centre Kendal. Due to phenomenal demand, an album launch show has been added at The London Jazz Cafe on Wednesday May 6th.
New York-based reggae brotherhood New Kingston will be releasing their new album Kingston City this February 23rd, 2015, on Easy Star Records (in the UK). Update: US release is tomorrow, 27 Jan 2015.
The reggae trio (brothers Stephen Suckarie, Courtney Panton, Jr. and Tahir Panton) return with everything you'd expect from a modern reggae album - and a whole lot more.