Wakefield's The Cribs (consisting of twins Gary and Ryan Jarman and their younger brother Ross Jarman) are big Smiths fan... so much that they recruited Johnny Marr in their group in 2008... however, when we saw them live at the Varsity Theater and at the 7th Street Entry, Marr was nowhere to be seen! We knew something was up... but it wasn't until 2011 did they make Marr's departure official.
The Cribs are back with a new album For All My Sisters set for released in North America on Arts & Crafts on March 24th.... The Cribs' first shows in the US since 2012 will kick off with an intimate three-show residency in New York City. The Cribs will continue on to Austin for SXSW and then to the West Coast through San Francisco, Los Angeles, and more along with their long awaited return to Coachella.
The Cribs On Tour
March 13 - Brooklyn, NY @ Baby's All Right
March 14 - Brooklyn, NY @ St Vitus
April 10 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
April 12 - Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
April 14 - Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar
April 15 - Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
April 16 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
April 17 - San Diego, CA @ Casbah
April 19 - Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
London's Evans The Death (featuring brothers Dan Moss on guitar and Olly Moss on bass) are back with their sophomore album Expect Delays coming in March 2015 via Fortuna POP! (Europe) and Slumberland Records (USA).
I originally took noticed of this band right away because they were described as "Brit-Pop" ... but the band was (and is) very young, still only barely out of their teenage years. Maybe the band outgrew their Britpop influence with the latest album, we'll see.
This is how they described their new record:
More ambitious and focused than their previous record, whilst sacrificing none of their spontaneity and vitality, Expect Delays is a supremely inventive and intelligently crafted album from a band who have suffered for their art, and used that experience to inform and nourish their work. Expect no more delays, Evans the Death have arrived.
Nashville's brothers Jake and Jamin Orrall, otherwise known as JEFF the Brotherhood were recently dropped by Warner Brothers Records... but quickly bounced back with this statement:
We, JEFF The Brotherhood, are SO F***** PLEASED to announce that we have been DROPPED from the clutches of the demented vulture that is Warner Bros! We feel as though a heavy weight has been lifted from our shoulders, and could not be more excited.
As for our album, "Wasted on the Dream", it is finally coming out March 24th on Infinity Cat Recordings - our spiritual, as well as literal home...
Mat 18 Laredo, TX - Old No. 2
Mar 19 - 21 Austin, TX - SXSW
Mar 22 Dallas, TX - Spillover fest
Mar 23 San Antonio, TX - The Korova
Mar 25 Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom
Mar 26 San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
Mar 27 W. Hollywood, CA - Troubadour
Mar 28 Santa Ana, CA - Bugerama Fest
Mar 29 San Francisco, CA - The Independent
Mar 31 Portland, OR - Bunk Sandwich Shop
Apr 01 Seattle, WA - The Crocodile
Apr 02 Victoria, BC - Lucky Bar
Apr 03 Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret
Apr 04 Kelowna, BC - The Habitat
Apr 05 Calgary, AB - Palomino Smokehouse
Apr 06 Edmonton, AB - The Pawn Shop
Apr 07 Saskatoon, SK - Amigos
Apr 09 Winnipeg, MB - Good Will Social Club
Apr 10 Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street. Entry
Apr 12 St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway
May 16 - 17 Golf Shores, AL - Hangout Fest
Not sure if I like the name The Sherlocks as it reminds me so much of Sherlock Holmes and how I dislike that BBC show (sorry, it's team Elementary all the way).
This Sheffield four-piece band is said to be sound much like Arctic Monkeys, Franz Ferdinand, Kasabian, etc., and features brothers Josh (guitar) and Andy (bass) Davidson with another set of brothers Kiaran (vocals/guitar) and Brandon (drums) Crook. Their love of football (soccer) and music were all they needed when they formed in 2010.
The Sherlocks will be heading out on tour this week, in celebration of their new single "Escapade", which came out on Monday, February 16th.
27/02/15 The Cookie Leicester
28/02/15 Talk Tea Rooms Birmingham
05/03/15 The Picture House Huddersfield
07/03/15 The Joiners Southampton
21/03/15 The Lemon Factory Swansea
10/04/15 Buskers Dundee
11/04/15 Stereo Glasgow
18/04/15 Plug Sheffield
25/04/15 Corner Flag Sunderland
01/05/15 The Maze Nottingham
02/05/15 Club Academy Manchester
13/05/15 The 100 Club, London
16/05/15 Studio 2 Liverpool
06/06/15 Mosborough, Sheffield
20/06/15 The Leadmill Sheffield
04/07/15 Staxtonbury, Scarbrough
27/09/15 Yorfest, York
Cleveland's Runaway Brother will be releasing Mother this March 31st, 2015, via Tiny Engines.
The band is also currently out on tour with Dads and Roger Harvey, Heart Attack Man and a few shows with Tiny Moving Parts. All upcoming dates are listed below.
02/19 - Newport, KY @ Southgate House
02/20 - Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theater
02/21 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
02/22 - Toledo, OH @ The Ottawa Tavern
02/23 - Pittsburgh, PA @ The Mr. Roboto Project
02/24 - St. Catherine's, ON @ Detour Music Hall
02/25 - Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck Bar
02/26 - Buffalo, NY @ The Forvm
02/27 - New Brunswick, NJ @ Banana Stand
02/28 - Philadelphia, PA @ Michael Jordan
03/01 - North Haven, CT @ Up All Night Collective
03/03 - Sayville, NY @ Soul Sounds
03/04 - Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness
03/05 - Newport, KY @ Southgate House
03/07 - Cleveland, OH @ Mahall's Twenty Lanes
03/08 - Dekalb, IL @ The House Cafe
Winner of the SiriusXM Indies' Emerging Francophone Artist of the Year 2014, Ponctuation (brothers Guillaume and Maxime Chiasson) recently announced the release of second album La réalité nous suffit (the followup to their 2013 debut album 27 Club).
Look for the Quebec band's album La réalité nous suffit on April 28th via Bonsound.
"Top Of the World" is the first single from Legs' forthcoming album Altitud. The Brooklyn group formed in 2013 by Seattle-based Tito Ramsey, his brother Jack, their childhood friend Charles Larson, and Ecuadorian brothers Juan Miguel and Herman Marin.
Look for Legs at Rough Trade NYC this Friday, February 20th, with Leisure Cruise.
Not to be confused with two other same name bands: Vancouver's Legs or Oakland's Legs.
South African band Kongos (consisting of four brothers: Johnny, Jesse, Daniel, and Dylan Kongos) are pleased to announce that their upcoming show today (February 18th) at the House of Blues in Boston will be streaming live on Live Nation Channel on Yahoo Screen.
Please check with screen.yahoo.com for additional details tonight.
Personally speaking, I've had issues with streaming live, but I've always blamed my internet... you may have a better experience.
THE CAMPBELL BROTHERS
The Campbell Brothers (an American Sacred Steel gospel group composed of three brothers and one son) are celebrating the 50th anniversary of John Coltrane's A Love Supreme this month (February 2015). To mark the occasion, the Campbell Brothers revisit the work on their signature slide guitars, with particular attention to the album's transcendent spiritual message for a special show next week, Thursday, February 26, at 8 pm in the William and Nadine McGuire Theater, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Copresented with the Cedar Cultural Center.