Entries for August, 2011

The Icarus Line, Wildlife

The Icarus Line, Wildlife, Cobraside/Roar Scratch Records If rock and roll is a religion, The Icarus Line might be the second coming.  Unfortunately, there are a lot of non-believers, and the band is perhaps more infamous for on and off stage antics than they are diligently examined for the quality of their message.  As a [...]

Chamberlain, The Moon My Saddle

Chamberlain, The Moon My Saddle (2xLP reissue), Topshelf Records In the late 90s, Chamberlain (who were formerly emo pioneers Split Lip) veered out of their comfort zone, reinvented themselves, delivered arguably the best album of their career and then, shortly thereafter, went into hiding (at least until their recent reunion).  In 1999, I had the [...]

Vandaveer tour, including Dayton stop (2011)

Vandaveer, who just dropped a new album called Dig Down Deep, will be touring soon.  Fans of Iron and Wine and Nick Drake should take note.  Plans include a September stop in Dayton!  Here are the dates:  September / October Tour Dates:   9/15 – Arlington, VA – IOTA Club & Cafe * 9/16 – [...]

TW Walsh readies new record

TW Walsh new record, titled Songs of Pain and Leisure, drops October 11 on Graveface Records. Timothy William ‘TW’ Walsh has been a mainstay of the indie community over the past decade as a recording artist, producer, and mixing/mastering engineer.  He’s collaborated with David Bazan in Pedro The Lion and Headphones, and had a band [...]

Phoenix dude marries Sofia Coppola

Phoenix frontman Thomas Mars married Oscar-nominated director Sofia Coppola in an Italy ceremony on Saturday (Aug. 27). The couple, who were married in Bernalda in a civil ceremony, share two children together.

Thee Oh Sees to tour in support of new LP (2011)

Thee Oh Sees are preparing a new LP called Carrion Crawler/The Dream, which drops November 15 via In the Red Records. In the meantime, Thee Oh Sees are also about to hit the road for a North American tour. Here are the dates: 9/4 Seattle, WA – Bumbershoot Festival 9/5 Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret [...]

Melt Banana to play Southgate House (2011)

We got an e-mail from Melt Banana’s Ichirou Agata this week with a reminder that they’ll be at The Historic Southgate House in Newport, KY on October 19.  They’re from Japan, which is 6,500 miles away from Kentucky, so don’t miss this chance to see them.

Hospital Garden do Chicago release for new album (2011)

We already told you about the Dayton release show for Hospital Garden’s latest record, but if you’re in the Windy City, their Chicago release is September 8 at Subterranean with Male Bonding.

Gallows release new song with Wade McNeil on vocals

Gallows have posted the first new song featuring vocalist Wade McNeil of Alexisonfire. You can check out a stream of the song via YouTube or grab a free download of the track here.

The Psychedelic Furs to tour this fall (2011)

The Psychedelic Furs are on tour in September and October.  Here are the dates: September 2 VIRGINIA BEACH, VA • AMERICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL* September 3 LANCASTER, PA • CHAMELEON* September 5 ROYAL OAK, MI • ARTS BEATS AND EATS • TICKETS September 8 MINNEAPOLIS, MN • FIRST AVENUE* September 9 DES MOINES, IA • PEOPLES [...]