How would you like to see Primus live... FOR LIFE? That's exactly what you could do, if you are one of the five elusive Golden Ticket within five Golden vinyl for their album Primus & The Chocolate Factory.
What a great theme, obviously based around Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the 1964 children's book turned into two featured films. When asked about the title and homage, band leader Les Claypool said that the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, starring Gene Wilder, was important to him, and confessed, "in some way, wanted to be Willy Wonka."
Primus & The Chocolate Factory is Primus' first LP in nearly 20 years, and is out how on ATO Records.
Primus & The Chocolate Factory Tour Dates
11/08 – Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
11/09 – Hard Rock Live – Orlando, FL
11/11 – The Fillmore – Miami, FL
11/12 – Ruth Eckerd Hall – Clearwater, FL
11/14 – Hard Rock Live – Biloxi, MS
11/15 – The Moody Theater – Austin, TX
11/16 – The Majestic Theatre – Dallas, TX
11/17 – Majestic Theatre – San Antonio, TX
11/19 – Orpheum Theatre – Phoenix, AZ
11/21 – Orpheum Theatre– Los Angeles, CA
11/22 –Center For The Arts – San Siego, CA
11/23 –Fox Performing Arts Center– Riverside, CA
12/31 – Fox Theater – Oakland, CA*
01/02 – Arlene Schnitzer – Portland, OR
01/03 – Paramount Theater – Seattle, WA
*annual New Year's show, without Chocolate Factory
Quartz Bijou is the 26-song epic album from Nashville's Fly Golden Eagle.
"I wanted this album to be a real reflection of the whole band effort, of the vibes of us playing together," said band leader Ben Trimble. "I want people to listen to it and be able to feel the chemistry."
Fly Golden Eagle are currently on tour with J. Roddy Walston & The Business, in support of Quartz. We've seen J Roddy Walston live a few times, and Fly Golden Eagle are in for a good foot-stomping good time.
11/07 - New York, NY - Stage 48#
11/08 - Philadelphia, PA - Theater of Living Arts#
11/14 - Nashville, TN - Grimey's In-Store
11/14 - Nashville, TN Stone Fox
11/15 - Nashville, TN - Queen Ave Art Collective
12/06 - Washington DC - 9:30 Club
# = with J. Roddy Walston & The Business
North Carolina's Hiss Golden Messenger, American folk duo (MC Taylor and Scott Hirsch), recently announced their upcoming tour in support of Lateness of Dancers (Merge Records). Some dates are with Ben Howard.
Nov 7/ The Biltmore Cabaret/ Vancouver, BC
Nov 8/ Doug Fir Lounge/ Portland, OR
Nov 10/ The Crepe Place/ Santa Cruz, CA
Nov 11/ The Independent/ San Francisco, CA
Nov 13 / Masonic Lodge Los Angeles, CA
Nov 14/ Mountain Stage
Nov 18/ The Late Show With David Letterman
Dec 3/ 02 Apollo/ Manchester, UK#
Dec 4/ Civic Hall/ Wolverhampton, UK#
Dec 5/ Hare & Hounds/ Birmingham, UK
Dec 6/ Usher Hall/ Edinburgh, UK
Dec 7/ Olympia/ Dublin, Ireland#
Dec 8/ Olympia/ Dublin, Ireland#
Dec 10/ 02 Academy Brixton/ London, UK#
Dec 11/ 02 Academy Brixton/ London, UK#
Dec 12/ De Spot/ Middleburg, Netherlands
Dec 17/ Forest National Club, Belgium#
Dec 18/ Heineken Music Hall, Netherlands#
Dec 19/ Heineken Music Hall, Netherlands#
Dec 20/ Heineken Music Hall, Netherlands#
Feb 6/ Bleach/ Brighton, UK
Feb 7/ Independent/ Sunderland, UK
Feb 8/ Brundell Social Club/ Leeds, UK
Feb 9/ Stereo/ Glasgow, UK
Feb 10/ Deaf Institute/ Manchester, UK
Feb 11/ The Lantern/ Bristol, UK
Feb 12/ Bush Hall/ London, UK
Feb 13/ AB/ Brussels, Belgium
Feb 14/ Rotown/ Rotterdam, Netherlands
Feb 15/ EKKO/ Utrecht, Netherlands
Feb 17/ Privatclub/ Berlin, Germany
Feb 18/ Atlas/ Aarhus, Denmark
Feb 19/ Pustervik/ Gothenborg, Sweden
Feb 20/ John Dee/ Oslo, Norway
Feb 21/ Vega/ Copenhagen, Denmark
# w/ Ben Howard
I'm No Gold is the new single (out November 4th on Mute Records) by Liars. The song is taken from Liars' latest album Mess.
We saw the band live in Minneapolis in 2012 in support of their then-album WIXIM, and I noted that the band are massive Prince fans... even getting tattooed for the special occasion. Plus, the entire crowd was moshing and dancing to all the three-song encore.
I'm No Gold is out now.
- I'm No Gold - Daniel Miller Mix
- B-Side - Poison Bender
- I'm No Gold - Nest Of Teens Remix
- I'm No Gold - Album Version
- C-Side - At The Mercy Of Her Mind
- I'm No Gold - Thanks For The Remix Remix
- I'm No Gold - Instrumental
DJ/producer Martin Garrix's debut EP Gold Skies debut at #1 on the iTunes Top Dance Albums Chart (earlier in July), and in typical remix culture, he's also releasing Gold Skies (Remixes) via Casablanca Records last month, with new remixes from his peers Tiësto, DubVision, and more.
This is one of the hottest DJ around, and he's young... expect him to stick around for a while.
- Sander van Doorn, Martin Garrix, DVBBS - “Gold Skies” [Feat. Aleesia]
- Sander van Doorn, Martin Garrix, DVBBS - “Gold Skies” [Feat. Aleesia] (Tiësto Remix)
- Sander van Doorn, Martin Garrix, DVBBS - “Gold Skies” [Feat. Aleesia] (DubVision Remix)
- Sander van Doorn, Martin Garrix, DVBBS - “Gold Skies” [Feat. Aleesia] (Ferreck Dawn & Redondo Remix)
- Sander van Doorn, Martin Garrix, DVBBS - “Gold Skies” [Feat. Aleesia] (Metrik Remix)
OH, BE CLEVER
Salt Lake City duo Oh, Be Clever (Brittney Shields and Cory Scott Layton) made their debut in the UK with their new single "Paint Me Gold".
Look for them to tour in Europe in Spring 2015.
IVY & GOLD
British duo Ivy & Gold (Rachel Wilkinson and Jamie Davies) released Smoke and Mirrors EP to a sold-out show at London's St Pancras Church last month.
Look for the London band live this December 9th at Roundhouse Studio.
Even more duo... Goldie Thorn (Reverend Thorn and Gold & Chain) are from London, by the way of Australia.
Their single "Down Town Time" is out now on Cabana Records.