Book: No Slam Dancing, No Stage Diving, No Spikes: An Oral History of the Legendary City Gardens

Through numerous interviews and entertaining details, Amy Yates Wuelfing and Steve DiLodovico have brought to life the history of the storied music club City Gardens, which existed in the ‘middle of nowhere’ in New Jersey in the 1980s to mid-1990s.  This “cement box” (description courtesy of Mickey Ween) located in Trenton hosted a veritable Who’s … [Read more...]

Double Dagger – UK Tour Dates and Free mp3

Using deceptively simple instrumentation (bass, drums, vocals), Baltimore trio Double Dagger make a cacophonous wall of sound that has been occasionally described as 'very loud' or 'angry' pop. Part Fugazi, part No Age, part Shellac, their sound is aggressive, minimalist punk, that still maintains an underlying pop melodiousness. You can … [Read more...]

Good Old War, Cast Spells release split EP

The tremendous intra-band camaraderie of the Sargent House roster continues as Good Old War and Cast Spells release a split EP together and tour sharing band members in December. Good Old War will serve as the backing band to Dave Davison's solo outfit Cast Spells on these dates. In support of this tour, Sargent House will release a 4-song EP … [Read more...]

Members of The Mars Volta tour in Zechs Marquise and Free Moral Agents

Considering how The Mars Volta's songs are so complexly intertwined, it would only make sense that the band's ever-expanding family of related projects are bound together as well. In November, two such groups, Zechs Marquise and Free Moral Agents take to the road to show us how this brood continues to grow. Zechs Marquise features … [Read more...]

New Single and Tour from Deastro

First, a bit about the single: “Tone Adventure #3” is an archetypal Deastro song, as Randolph Chabot sprints through catchy, melodic passages with maniacal conviction, howling about feet being “strapped to cannon balls” from behind a wall of electronically conjured atmosphere. Glockenspiels, spy-movie guitars, orchestral stabs, and alien ray guns … [Read more...]

Piano Magic play Live!

Piano Magic will be playing live at the Rough Trade East shop, London on Monday 12th October to mark the release of their 10th album, 'Ovations,' that very same day. The show starts at 7pm on the dot and it's a short set of 30 minutes only so don't be late! DON'T FORGET TO PURCHASE THE NEW ALBUM OVATIONS ON THE DAY OF THE IN-STORE AT ROUGH … [Read more...]

Loney Dear Announce Fall Tour with Asobi Seksu

Sep 30 San Diego, CA @ Casbah* Oct 01 Los Angeles, CA @ Troubador* Oct 02 San Francisco, CA @ Slims* Oct 03 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge* Oct 04 Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey* Oct 06 Vancouver BC @ Biltmore Cabaret* Oct 09 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry* Oct 10 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge* Oct 11 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop* Oct 12 Toronto … [Read more...]

Radio Moscow on Tour in Europe

Mat 6 @ Cluny - Newcastle, UK May 7 @ The Globe - Cardiff, Wales May 8 @ Mr. Wolff's - Bristol, UK May 9 @ The Luminaire - London, UK May 10 @ The Borderline - London UK with HENRY'S FUNERAL SHOE May 12 @ Bohemien - Bari, Italy May 14 @ Magnolia - Milan, Italy May 15 @ Stoned Hand Of Doom Festival - Rome, Italy May 16 @ Festintenda - … [Read more...]

Deer Tick on Tour

Thu-Mar-26 Durham, NC Duke Univeristy Coffeehouse * Fri-Mar-27 Baltimore, MD The G-Spot * Sat-Mar-28 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda's * Fri-Apr-03 Swarthmore, PA Olde Club - Swarthmore University Thu-Apr-23 Boston, MA Harpers Ferry Fri-Apr-24 Providence, RI Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel # Mon-Jun-08 Philadelphia, PA … [Read more...]

Vetiver, Papercuts on Tour

04/24 San Francisco, CA Cafe Du Nord * 05/02 Arlington, VA Iota # 05/03 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom # 05/04 Petersborough, NH Glass Museum # 05/05 Winooski, VT Monkey House # 05/06 Allston, MA Harper's Ferry # 05/07 Brooklyn, NY The Bell House # 05/10 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop # 05/11 Athens, OH Union Bar and Grill # 05/12 Chicago, IL … [Read more...]