The Ruse is opening for Muse in Mexico

The Ruse

Fantastic Los Angeles indie pop band The Ruse just announced that they will be opening for Muse on their Mexico dates. HUGE for these guys, they are going to kill it out there on this rhyme-y tour. Check out the announcement over at Muse’s website:

Muse announcement about The Ruse opening for them on tour

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Foxygen Announce New Tour Dates- and they include Denver!

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After a huge debut album, interesting sxsw shows, and touring with Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Wampire, Foxygen is ready to come back as the headliners that they are. The psych folk movement is going strong, but they really nail it the best, there’s something more to this band. Catch them at ACL Festival as well this year, you have two weekends to do so this year like they did with Coachella.

Tour Dates:
07/13/13 Louisville, KY- Forecastle Festival
07/19/13 Chicago, IL- Schubas w/ Gauntlet Hair
07/21/13 Chicago, IL- Pitchfork Music Festival
07/25/13 New York, NY- River Rocks Series @ Pier 84 w/ Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
07/28/13 Milwaukee, WI- Turner Hall
07/29/13 Minneapolis, MN- First Avenue
08/01/13 Vancouver, BC- Biltmore Cabaret
08/02/13 Seattle, WA- Neumos
08/03/13 Happy Valley, OR- Pickathon
08/04/13 Happy Valley, OR- Pickathon
08/25/13 Los Angeles, CA- FYF Fest
09/05/13 Salt Lake City, UT- Twilight Concert Series @ Pioneer Park w/ MGMT
09/20/13 San Francisco, CA- The Independent
09/21/13 San Francisco, CA- The Chapel
09/22/13 Big Sur, CA- Woodsist Festival @ Henry Miller Library
09/24/13 Denver, CO- Bluebird Theatre
09/27/13 Champaign, IL- Pygmalion Festival
09/28/13 Cincinnati, OH- Midpoint Music Festival
09/29/13 Detroit, MI- Majestic Theatre- Burgerama Caravan of Stars
10/01/13 Toronto, ON- The Hoxton
10/02/13 Montreal, QC- Cabaret Du Mile-End
10/03/13 Boston, MA- Paradise
10/04/13 Philadelphia, PA- Union Transfer
10/05/13 Austin, TX- Austin City Limits Festival
10/06/13 Austin, TX- Austin City Limits Festival
10/11/13 Austin, TX- Austin City Limits Festival
10/12/13 Austin, TX- Austin City Limits Festival
10/13/13 Austin, TX- Austin City Limits Festival

Tame Impala Announces Colorado Tour Dates

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In other CO news, Tame Impala are playing two Colorado shows in Denver and Boulder at the end of October with openers White Denim!!! These guys have blown up in the past two years, and for good reason, they have a huge sound and are good looking. Ive been watching White Denim for years since they were based out of Austin, amazing to watch their success. It’s been awhile since either came through, can’t wait for the shows.
Link to tour dates: Tame Impala Tour

Phosphorescent adds Denver Show to their Tour

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They had a jam packed show at SXSW this year, and now Phosphorescent has added a dozen or so extra U.S. dates, including a Denver stop at Bluebird. Very atmospheric, dense, layered music, the crowd will probably be slowly swaying. This band is definitely made to see live, and I’m sure it will sell out, so get your tickets sooner rather than later!

TOUR DATES:
06/30/13 Mauntauk, NY- The Surf Lodge
07/13/13 Ottawa, ON- Ottawa Bluesfest
07/14/13 Burlington, VT- Signal Kitchen w/ Strand of Oaks
07/16/13 Columbus, OH- A&R Music Bar w/ Strand of Oaks
07/17/13 Cleveland, OH- Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum w/ Strand of Oaks
07/18/13 Louisville, KY- Headliners w/ Strand of Oaks
07/20/13 Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Music Festival
07/25/13 Boston, MA- Bank of America Pavillion w/ Robert Plant
07/26/13 Newport, RI – Newport Folk Festival
07/27/13 Brooklyn, NY- Prospect Park Bandshell w/ Robert Plant
07/28/13 Camden, NJ – XPoNential Music Festival
08/09/13 Oslo, Norway – Oya Festival
08/10/13 Gothenburg, Sweden – Way Out West
08/15/13 Hasselt, Belgium – Pukkelpop 2013
08/16/13 Brecon Beacons, United Kingdom – Green Man Festival
09/14/13 Detroit, MI- St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival
09/15/13 Nashville, TN- 3rd & Lindsley
09/16/13 Carrboro, NC- Cats Cradle
09/17/13 Atlanta, GA- Terminal West
09/18/13 Birmingham, AL- Iron City
09/21/13 Columbia, MO- Roots and Blues BBQ Festival

09/22/13 Denver, CO- Bluebird Theatre

09/24/13 Boise, ID- Neurolux
09/25/13 Seattle, WA- Neptune
09/26/13 Portland, OR- Hawthorne Theatre
09/28/13 San Francisco, CA- The Fillmore
09/30/13 Pomona, CA- The Glass House
10/01/13 Los Angeles, CA- El Rey Theatre
10/04/13 Phoenix, AZ- The Crescent Ballroom
10/05-06/13 Austin, TX- Austin City Limits Festival
10/11-13/13 Austin, TX- Austin City Limits Festival

The excellent video for “Song For Zula”

Pickwick at ETown – Concert Review and Photos and how Lou Reed is Involved

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Last night in Boulder, Pickwick had their final stop of their tour at ETown, a live music radio show taping that will be heard by millions. Yet another band I found at sxsw, this Seattle group is unique, talented, and best of all, good guys. During the ETown interview, they were asked how they got their name. They told everyone that Lou Reed used to be a songwriter for Pickwick Records, and they asked him to write a hit like “The Twist”. Being Lou Reed and all, he wrote a song called “The Ostrich” that was weird and failed big time. Here is Pickwick covering the song: The Ostrich

They started the show with Lady Luck, one of the catchiest covers I’ve ever heard and been listening to nonstop, so I was instantly pumped. The rest of the songs were fantastic singles from their new album that was released Tuesday, get it here.

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Galen Disston is a huge talent with a huge voice, he can hit notes higher than most women. When they were asked how the band manages to stay so friendly with each other, they replied “We actually go to a band psychologist. Is that too Seattle?” However Seattle it is, it’s working. I love to see a band interacting and smiling at each other, they wear their love and excitement on their sleeves.

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New Small Black single ready for summer mixtapes

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Small Black is another great band I caught at Southby. Ladies seem to love these guys, very catchy songs that you can’t help but dance to. Pretty synths build with pleasing vocals, the new album comes out May 14th. Going to sound great mixed in with other poolside music this summer.

No Stranger by Small Black

They are ending the tour right here in Denver at The UMS

TOUR DATES:
05/10/13 Brooklyn, NY – 7 Dunham Gallery Art Show
05/29/13 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall*
05/30/13 Montreal, QC – Club Lambi*
05/31/13 Toronto, ON – Wrong Bar*
06/01/13 Ferndale, MI – The Loving Touch*
06/03/13 Chicago, IL – Schubas*
06/04/13 Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Cultural Center*
06/07/13 Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret*
06/08/13 Seattle, WA – Barboza*
06/09/13 Portland, OR – Bunk Bar*
06/11/13 San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop*
06/13/13 Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex*
06/14/13 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar*
06/15/13 Phoenix, AZ – Last Exit Live*
06/17/13 Dallas, TX – Club Dada*
06/18/13 Austin, TX – Red 7*
06/19/13 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s*
06/21/13 New Orleans, LA – Hi-ho Lounge*
06/22/13 Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn*
06/23/13 Nashville, TN – Exit In*
06/24/13 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506*
06/25/13 Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel*
06/26/13 Philadelphia, PA – Morgan’s Pier*
06/30/13 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg*
07/20/13 Denver, CO – The UMS