Chip Taylor has been writing and releasing music since 1970, so he's no stranger to country folk music fans. In 2001, after meeting a then-new musician Carrie Rodriguez .....
You should know-- we love Carrie Rodriguez here. She's a singer/songwriter, that's more in tuned with country music, than the typical folksy musician. I believe she's still based out of Austin, Texas, and since 2001, she's been performing showcases at SXSW. So, if you're in the Texas area, you should definitely try and make it out to a show.
It's been two years since her mostly covers album, Love and Circumstance, but she's back with a fifth solo release, Give Me All You Got to be out on January 22nd via Ninth Street Opus. In support of the album, she'll be heading out on tour this year.
Her final stop on the three-month long tour will be in Minneapolis at the Cedar Cultural Center. Expect her to perform "Lake Harriet", which I believe is about one of lakes in Minneapolis (great bike trail!). You can grab the song for free at her official website.
All current confirmed tour dates below:
01/23/13 - Dan’s Silverleaf - Denton, TX
01/24/13 - McGonigel’s Mucky Duck - Houston, TX
01/25/13 - Stateside at The Paramount - Austin, TX
01/26/13 - The Kessler Theater - Dallas, TX
01/27/13 - The Blue Door - Oklahoma City, OK
01/29/13 - Hi Tone Cafe - Memphis, TN
01/30/13 - 3rd & Lindsley - Nashville, TN
01/31/13 - Natasha’s Bistro - Lexington, KY
02/01/13 - Grey Eagle Music Hall - Asheville, NC
02/02/13 - The Evening Muse - Charlotte, NC
02/05/13 - Club Passim - Cambridge, MA
02/06/13 - Rockwood Music Hall - New York, NY
02/07/13 - Avalon Theatre - Easton, MD
02/08/13 - Artisphere/Dome Theatre - Arlington, VA
02/09/13 - World Cafe Live - Philadelphia, PA
02/10/13 - Club Cafe - Pittsburgh, PA
02/13/13 - Old Rock House - St. Louis, MO
02/14/13 - Knuckleheads - Kansas City, MO
02/16/13 - L2 Arts & Culture Center - Denver, CO
02/17/13 - Steve’s Guitars - Carbondale, CO
02/19/13 - The State Room - Salt Lake City, UT
02/21/13 - The Triple Door - Seattle, WA
02/23/13 - Green Frog Cafe - Bellingham, WA
02/24/13 - Mississippi Studios - Portland, OR
02/26/13 - Arcata Playhouse - Arcata, CA
02/28/13 - Freight & Salvage - Berkeley, CA
03/01/13 - Sebastopol Community - Sebastopol, CA
03/02/13 - SLO Brew - San Luis Obispo, CA
03/03/13 - Belly Up - Solana Beach, CA
03/05/13 - Largo @ The Coronet - Los Angeles, CA
03/07/13 - Historic Arts Theatre - Prescott, AZ
03/12/13 - SXSW 2013 - Austin, TX
03/13/13 - SXSW 2013 - Austin, TX
03/14/13 - SXSW 2013 - Austin, TX
03/15/13 - SXSW 2013 - Austin, TX
03/16/13 - SXSW 2013 - Austin, TX
03/27/13 - Uncle Slayton’s - Louisville, KY
03/28/13 - Southgate House Revival - Newport, KY
03/29/13 - Natalie’s - Columbus, OH
03/30/13 - Nighttown - Cleveland, OH
04/02/13 - The Ark - Ann Arbor, MI
04/04/13 - Severson Dells Nature Center - Rockford, IL
04/05/13 - SPACE - Evanston, IL
04/06/13 - Legion Arts - Cedar Rapids, IA
04/07/13 - Flying Mango - Des Moines, IA
04/08/13 - Flying Mango - Des Moines, IA
04/09/13 - Sunday Roadhouse - Omaha, NE
04/11/13 - Bloomington Center - Bloomington, IL
04/12/13 - Turner Hall Ballroom - Milwaukee, WI
04/13/13 - Shoulder to Shoulder - Wausau, WI
04/14/13 - Cedar Cultural Center - Minneapolis, MN
Darwin Deez's forthcoming sophomore album, Songs For Imaginative People will be out February 12th, 2013, on Lucky Number.
As you know, Deez was one of our must-see acts on Australia's Groovin' the Moo 2011 Music Festival.
Are you anxious to check out songs from the new album? You can get a Unicorn Kid's remix of "Free" for, er, free at Pitchfork.
OR, you can watch the "Groundhog Day"-inspired music video for "Free (The Editorial Me)" on YouTube.
Anyway, check out Deez's "idiosyncratic pop" live when he heads out on tour (stopping in Minneapolis on March 20th, just days after his SXSW appearances):
2/28 – Larimer Lounge, Denver, CO
3/01 – Kilby Court, Salt Lake City, UT
3/03 – Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR
3/04 – Fortune Sound Club, Vancouver, BC
3/05 – The Vera Project, Seattle, WA
3/07 – Bottom of The Hill, San Francisco, CA
3/08 – Echo, Los Angeles, CA
3/09 – Casbah, San Diego, CA
3/13 – SXSW, TX
3/14 – SXSW, TX
3/15 – SXSW, TX
3/16 – Prophet Bar, Dallas, TX
3/18 – The Record Bar, Kansas City, MO
3/19 – Vaudeville Mews, Des Moines, IA
3/20 – 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis, MN
3/21 – High Noon Saloon, Madison, WI
3/22 – Schubas Tavern, Chicago, IL
3/23 – Russian Recording, Bloomington, IN
3/25 – Ace of Cups, Columbus, OH
3/26 – Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA
3/27 – Beachland Tavern, Cleveland, OH
3/28 – Soundlab, Buffalo, NY
3/29 – Legendary Horeshoe Tavern, Toronto, ON
3/30 – Casa del Popolo, Montreal, Canada
4/01 – Pearl Street Nightclub, Northampton, MA
4/02 – Brighton Music Hall, Boston, MA
4/03 – Bowery Ballroom, NYC, NY
4/04 – First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia, PA
4/05 – Black Cat, Washington DC
We love Kosha Dillz. Last year, Dillz played one million SXSW shows, and this year he promised to top it! If you want to help him finish his Kosha DIllz is Everywhere: The Hustle to Happiness documentary his Kickstarter just launched last night (January 3rd).
And uh-oh, looks like Dillz is coming to Minneapolis/St Paul! It is really far in advance, but I'm penciling those dates on my calendar. I think Dillz's music will go well with Minnesotans because there is a massive Atmosphere and Rhymesayers audience he can tap in.
Here are some dates that Dillz will appear at:
Jan 24 TBD Los Angeles, CA
Feb 4 Kickstarter Close Off Celebration Street Performance
Feb 16-20 NACA National Convention Nashville, TN
Feb 21/22 Private Gig Atlanta, GA
March 1- 9 Booking midwest run
March 10- 17 SXSW Music Festival x OY VEY SXSW!
March 22-23 NACA Mid-Atlantic Festival
April 4-7 NACA Northwest Conference St. Paul, MN
Just a reminder that Whitehorse's album The Fate Of The World Depends On This Kiss comes out January 15th, check out my review. At the time of that writing, they were mostly doing Canadian tour dates, but it looks like the band are finalizing on some USA dates. I am told that they "certainly will" be doing SXSW this year, so stay tune for more tour date announcements.
01/26/13 Vancouver, BC: Commodore Ballroom
01/27/13 Victoria, BC: Upstairs Cabaret
01/30/13 Lethbridge, AB: Geomatic Attic
01/31/13 Calgary, AB: Knox United Church
02/01/13 Edmonton, AB: Myer Horowitz Theatre
02/03/13 Red Deer, AB: The Hideout
02/06/13 Saskatoon, SK: Broadway Theatre
02/07/13 Regina, SK: The Exchange
02/08/13 Winnipeg, MB: Burton Cummings Theatre
02/13/13 Minneapolis, MN: 7th Street Entry
02/14/13 Milwaukee, WI: Shank Hall
02/16/13 Chicago, IL: Schuba's
02/17/13 East Lansing, MI: Lakehouse Music
02/23/13 South Burlington, VT: Higher Ground
02/24/13 Albany, NY: Valentine's
02/25/13 Buffalo, NY: Ninth Ward
02/27/13 London, ON: Aeolian Hall
02/28/13 Waterloo, ON: Starlight
03/02/13 Toronto, ON: Massey Hall
03/22/13 Montreal, PQ: La Sala Rosa
03/23/13 Ottawa, ON: Nac Theatre
03/24/13 Midland, ON: Midland Cultural Centre
03/26/13 Meaford, ON: Meaford Hall
03/27/13 St Catharine’s: Sean O Sullivan Theatre
Heyerdahl is a new Norwegian band, which MTV is calling "ambitious experimental electro-tinged pop", while The Line of Best Fit is comparing them to my favorite Japanese director, Takashi Miike.
Obviously, they are getting a lot of attention, particularly when Øya Festival booked the band on the strength of their single "Mirage" (even before the band even played live).
Their upcoming album, ØEN will be out 28th January 2013 - look for them to play at SXSW 2013.
WEST OF ALDINE
Minneapolis' groove/pop band West of Aldine will be performing songs from their debut album, Undivided, this February 1st at the Fine Line Café. Also on the bill: American Revival, Bigtree Bonsai, and Lake Avenue.
West of Aldine are also quite excited to play SXSW this year - so excited that they'll be doing a warmup/sendoff show at The Kitty Kat Club just prior to Austin. I don't see a definite date on the KKC's calendar, but expect it to be free or marginally priced.
If you want to support the band, know that they donate 20% of their merchandise to high school music departments through their "Keep The Music" program.