Nightlands is the solo project of Dave Hartley (you may remember his previous band The War on Drugs with Kurt Vile). His latest album, Oak Island, is out now on Secretly Canadian.
Nightlands will tour North America with Efterklang in March:
03/13 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
03/14 - Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore
03/15 - Seattle, WA @ Neumo's
03/18 - Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center
03/19 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
03/21 - Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
03/22 - Montreal, QC @ Il Motore
03/23 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Brooklyn's Midnight Spin just released their second single "Conchis Bliss" (you can hear it on Soundcloud) taken from their debut album, Don't Let Me Sleep.
Check them out on tour:
03/12: Austin, TX @ Kick Butt Coffee
03/14: Austin, TX @ Zed's
03/15: Austin, TX @ 311 Club
03/15: Austin, TX @ Shakespeare's Pub
03/17: Austin, TX @ Red Eyed Fly
03/20: San Diego, CA @ Shakedown Bar
03/22: Los Angeles, CA @ Hotel Cafe
03/23: San Francisco, CA @ Neck of the Woods
03/24: Sacramento, CA @ Marilyn's on K
03/26: Seattle, WA @ High Dive
03/28: Portland, OR @ Mt. Tabor Theatre
04/01: Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
04/02: Golden, CO @ The Buffalo Rose
04/03: Omaha, NE @ Louis Bar
04/04: St. Louis, MO @ Plush
04/06: Indianapolis, IN @ Birdy's
No, not Bob Seger. We're talking about the Minneapolis band that we wrote about way too much.
This is just a brief mention that Night Moves will be supporting Django Django at First Avenue on March 16 (next Saturday). I will be there, but I may sneak out to see Veronica Falls next door. I will try my best to cover all the bands, come say hi if you see me.
Here are some additional tour dates with Django Django:
03/12 Toronto, ON - Opera House
03/13 Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
03/15 Chicago, IL - Metro
03/16 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
03/19 Seattle, WA - Neptune
03/20 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
03/22 San Francisco, CA - Public Works
03/23 Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre
Say what you will be big corporation, but if they pour money into the music and arts, I do have respect for them.
Nokia and Verizon Wireless is presenting "Late Night at Arlyn Studios" concert series. The series kicked off last night (March 10th) with Solange.
If you can't make it to Austin's Arlyn Studios, you can stream the whole thing live at verizoninsider.com/nokiamusicverizon.
Jyrki Rosenberg, VP of Entertainment for Nokia, adds, "Whether you're new to the service or an experienced user, Nokia Music is a great platform for people to discover new music as much as it is for them to listen to some of their favorite artists. Keeping in line with that celebration of music discovery, we're excited to team up with Roc Nation and Raptor House for a thrilling week of performances in Austin from an eclectic group of artists."
Nokia will also present the Roc Nation at Raptor House Concert Series in Austin, Texas from March 10th - 14th, which you can stream at livestream.com/NokiaMusic.
Here's what on the schedule:
Monday, March 11
6:00PM - Roc Nation DJs (Outdoors)
7:10PM - The Lonely Wild (Outdoors)
8:05PM - The Lone Bellow (Outdoors)
9:05PM - Carousel (Outdoors)
10:30PM - Elle King (Inside Arlyn Studios)
11:40PM - The Blank Tapes (Inside Arlyn Studios)
Tuesday, March 12
6:00PM - Roc Nation DJs (Outdoors)
7:00PM - Hunter Hunted (Outdoors)
7:45PM - Haim (Outdoors)
8:45PM - Vacationer (Outdoors)
10:30PM - Body Parts (Inside Arlyn Studios)
11:30PM - Caveman (Inside Arlyn Studios)
Wednesday, March 13
6:00PM - Roc Nation DJs
7:00PM - Mayaeni (Outdoors)
8:00PM - Wardell (Outdoors)
9:00PM - He's My Brother She's My Sister (Outdoors)
10:30PM - The Mowgli's (Inside Arlyn Studios)
11:40PM - The Wellspring (Inside Arlyn Studios)
Thursday, March 14
11:30PM - 2:00AM - Late Night at Arlyn Studios
Remember Scissor Sisters? Derek Gruen (aka Del Marquis) will be releasing his debut album, Cosmos, out March 26th, 2013, under his moniker Slow Knights.
The album is described as "soulful" and "RnB", which is not the typical Scissor Sister's music style.
If you can't wait to hear the album, check out the sampler at Souncloud
Their name, Teenage Kicks, makes me think of the wonderful Undertones. Their new song is called "Middle of the Night", which you can download here.
Their website doesn't exactly list where they are from, but if I were to hazard a guess, I'd say they're from Canada, as their last gig was in Hamilton.
Anyway, their most recent EP, Be On My Side, is out now. You can catch the band if you're heading to SXSW this year at Friends (Canada House) at 12:00 pm on March 16th.
L.A.'s "sinful synth-pop band" Night Club premiere a racy new video for "Control" via Buzzbands.LA.
Night Club is the brainchild of DJ/Producer Mark Brooks, former guitarist Warlock Pinchers and vocalist Emily Kavanaugh.
Their 5-tract debut EP will be out on March 19th via Gato Blanco Music, catch them on tour:
03/22 San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
04/13 San Diego, CA @ Anime Conji 2013