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Thurston Moore “Smoke Of Dreams” + Album Out This Friday + Philly show announced!

24 Apr

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Thurston Moore’s new album Rock N Roll Consciousness is out this Friday, April 28th, and if new music wasn’t exciting enough, Moore announced a new tour as well! Thurston Moore will be going on tour in the US this May/July and will be heading to Philadelphia to play Underground Arts on July 22nd!

This week Thurston Moore released his new single “Smoke Of Dreams”, check out the video below! This taste of Rock N Roll Consciousness, starts off a bit melancholy and dark with captivating poetic lyrics, then brightens up when it weaves into upbeat drums, epic guitars and and mesmerizing bass lines that will have you dancing around your room before reminding you that this is a chill song… calm down. No, just me? That’s cool…

 

Rock N Roll Consciousness was recorded in London at The Church Studios with Paul Epworth and was mixed by Randall Dunn at Avast! in Seattle. You can pre-order your copy of the new record now on vinyl/cd via Rough Trade and digitally here!

Check out tour dates below and make sure to get your tickets to a city near you. Tag us in your pics at mylifeinsound so we can vicariously be at every show with you!

 

Thurston Moore Tour:
May 8 – Vancouver, BC – The Imperial
May 9 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
May 10 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
May 12 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
May 13 – Los Angeles, CA – The Teragram Ballroom
May 14 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
May 17 – Austin, TX – The Mohawk
May 18 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada
May 20 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
July 12 – Minneapolis, MN – Turf Club
July 14 – Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Music Festival
July 15 – Detroit, MN – Museum Of Contemporary Art Detroit
July 17 – Toronto, ON – The Great Hall
July 18 – Montreal, QB – La Sala Rossa
July 19 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair
July 22 – Philadelphia PA – Underground Arts
July 23 – Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
xx Cher
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Little Dragon new album ‘Season High’ out tomorrow!!! New single “Celebrate” has us doing just that…

13 Apr

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Little Dragon, how I love thee! Let me count the ways…

Little Dragon is a band that has never let me down in all their years of existence. This band slays in every way, their songs will make you dance, pull at your heartstrings, empower you, and lead you on a rollercoaster of emotions sweetened with nostalgia. Their new single “Celebrate” will have you dancing around the room with no abandon… and Jesu Christe that guitar solo is giving me life!

 

Their new album Season High is out tomorrow digitally via Loma Vista Records! The album will be available to purchase on LP and CD in stores May 5th. This is the first album since their brilliant 2014 release Nabuma Rubberband. Little Dragon produced their new album with James Ford mixing in their hometown of Gothenburg, Sweden. You can get your copy of the album via iTunesAmazon, and of course Little Dragon’s website here tomorrow!

 

Little Dragon will be kicking off their US tour tonight at Pappy & Harriets in Pioneertown, CA. You can also catch Little Dragon live from Coachella in the comfort of your own home at 6:35pm PST this Saturday via livestream! Check out all of Little Dragon’s tour dates below and make sure to see them when they come to a city near you, this is a live show you DO NOT want to miss. Promise, you’re welcome.

 

 

Little Dragon Tour:

4/13/17Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriets
4/14/17Indio, CA @ Coachella
4/16/17San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park
4/18/17Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory OC**
4.20/17 Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy (Album Release Show)
4/21/17Indio, CA @ Coachella
4/22/17Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl^^
4/23/17Scottsdale, AZ @ Live Wire
4/25/17Dallas, TX @ Majestic Theater**
4/26/17Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater**
4/27/17Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall**
4/29/17Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
4/30/17St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant**
5/2/17Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall**
5/3/17Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre**
5/4/17Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall**
5/5-7/17Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Beats Festival
7/22/17Squaw Valley, CA @ Wanderlust Festival
7/26/17Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks^^
7/29/17Cooperstown, NY @ Brewery Ommegang^^
7/31/17Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE^^
** with Goldlink
^^ with Glass Animals

 

 

 

 

**Texas fans!! Enter to win tickets to the Little Dragon show via Do512 here!**

xx Cher

 

afternoon jam: Bleachers “Don’t Take The Money” // Album due out June 2nd!!!

13 Apr

 

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Jack Antonoff, one of our favorite creative minds in music, is back with new music via Bleachers! His anthemic new single called “Don’t Take The Money” released last week ushered in summer on the East Coast and already feels like the soundtrack of the summer. If this epic new jam is any indication of what the album, entitled Gone Now, is going to be like we want an advanced copy now. Antonoff officially announced the new Bleachers album is due out June 2nd, so here’s to pre-ordering as fast as you can!

“Don’t Take The Money” is out now and you can get your copy here! Bleachers will be touring for most of the summer starting with two sold-out dates in NYC and LA. See tour dates and ticket links below. Although there is no Philly date currently listed (come on Jack!), we can’t wait to see Bleachers at one of our favorite East Coast festivals, Firefly, this year! For tickets to Firefly Fest click here.

 

 

 

 

Bleachers Tour:

Apr 25
Studio @Webster Hall
New York, NY                           SOLD OUT
Apr 27
The Roxy
Los Angeles, CA                       SOLD OUT
May 14
Centennial Olympic Park
Atlanta, GA                               Tickets
May 21
Slowdown
Omaha, NE                               Tickets
May 23
Rawkus
Colorado Springs, CO             Tickets
May 24
Gallivan Center
Salt Lake City, UT                   Tickets
May 25
Crystal Ballroom
Portland, OR                           Tickets
May 27
The Gorge Amphitheatre
George, WA                            Tickets
Jun 02
Randalls Island
New York, NY                        Tickets
Jun 13
The National
Richmond, VA                       Tickets
Jun 14
The Underground
Charlotte, NC                        Tickets
Jun 16
Express Live!
Columbus, OH                     Tickets
Jun 18
The Woodlands
Dover, DE                            Tickets
Jun 20
The Sinclair
Cambridge, MA                  SOLD OUT
Jun 21
Anthology
Rochester, NY                     Tickets
Jun 23
Rams Head Live!
Baltimore, MD                    Tickets
Jun 25
St. Andrews Hall
Detroit, MI                          Tickets
Jun 27
Deluxe @ Old National Center
Indianapolis, IN                Tickets
Jun 28
Delmar Hall
Saint Louis, MO                Tickets
Jun 30
Kansas City Live!
Kansas City, MO                Tickets
Jul 01
Summerfest
Milwaukee, WI                 Tickets
Jul 02
Summerfest
Milwaukee, WI                 Tickets
Jul 28
Summerfest
Milwaukee, WI                 Tickets
Jul 29
Summerfest
Milwaukee, WI                 Tickets
Jul 30
Summerfest
Milwaukee, WI                 Tickets
Jul 31
Summerfest
Milwaukee, WI                 Tickets
Aug 11
Outside Lands Festival
San Francisco, CA            Tickets
Aug 12
Outside Lands Festival
San Francisco, CA           Tickets
Aug 13
Outside Lands Festival
San Francisco, CA
xx  Cher

Philly Show NOT to be missed: The Head play Ortlieb’s 4/20!!!

11 Apr

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PHILLY, emerge from your mysterious cloud of smoke into the neon-lit music haven that is Ortlieb’s on 4/20 for an epic rock show featuring Atlanta-based rock trio The Head! The band are currently touring in support of their upcoming full-length album Space due out August 4th.

The band is heading to Philly to one of our favorite venues, Ortlieb’s to rock your 4/20 with new music and an epic live show. The show featuring The Head with Sister City, Sublaymen and Dwight Remington as support is only $10 in advance and you can get your tickets here. The show starts at 8PM and is 21+!

 

 

 

xx Cher

Sultry, Smokey, Sex: Return Of A Voice And The End Of A Tour- Soraia Tour Diary # 5

8 Apr

We’ve been following the tour of Soraia, one of our favorite bands through front-woman and badass megbabe ZouZou Mansour. Life on the road got a little bumpy with an upper-respiratory infection ZouZou battled over the whole tour but you can’t stop rock or this band. Tonight is their last stop on their tour at O’Brien’s Pub in Boston, Massachusetts. So if you’re in Boston, make sure to see this epic band live, especially now that ZouZou’s voice is back with a vengeance.

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I have to tell you, it’s a HUGE THRILL for this singer to be playing a venue I’ve seen some of my favorite acts in. WFMU’s Monty Hall is just that.

Two years ago, I saw The Detroit Cobras in the (then new) Monty Hall–a venue located directly underneath the infamous radio station WFMU-FM, playing some of the best rock n’ roll in the country and beyond.
I went to see a band I thought I just liked, and fell in love. What was — and is — special about Monty Hall to me is that it’s an intimate enough venue that you get to see people be themselves, and that was my experience when I saw The Detroit Cobras there back in 2015. They just talked through their set list. Got annoyed at the soundman and each other, and rocked the F*&^ out of all of us. I think we get so busy putting our favorite artists on pedestals, that we forget they’re human beings, too. They run the gamut of emotions, just like all of us, and why some of them have become my heroes is that they are utterly, unabashedly, raw: they are themselves. They don’t put on pretense, and that’s what I got to witness thanks to venues like Monty Hall.
AMAZING SHOW. AMAZING VENUE. AMAZING NIGHT.
The sound was killer, and my voice was at its best of tour since the first few dates. I was languid, smoky sex. Very few settings put me into that place with such ease. Monty Hall: thank you. And of course, my fucking amazing band.
Next night we played Hangar on the Hudson in Troy, NY. I found out Uncle Sam is buried up the street. There you go.
We got there and my voice felt and worked so good, I just wanted to play forever.  The band and me — we hit a stride together. Everyone was fire. So good.
Next  up is our last tour stop: Boston, Massachusetts tonight.
I have to say, I’m sad tour’s ending, especially since I know I finally have my voice at full throttle after that horrid upper respiratory infection. One thing I learned from it is how much my voice and this music and this band means to me. What a gift to get to understand on a soul level what you really need in life.
Last tour blog coming in a few days! Thanks for following along on my journey…..
xx ZouZou
 

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Soraia Tour Diary: End of Week 2- Chicago, Dayton and D.C.

6 Apr

Tour Diary: End of Week 2: Chicago, Dayton, and D.C.

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Well into week two of tour now, I’m feeling more in control of my voice thanks to some help with getting some rest on Saturday, and also learning how to manage the swelling. I’m feeling way better than I did, though Saturday was a wake-up call since I’ve been hanging on to this infection for a few weeks now. Learning how to sing with a sick voice isn’t ideal, but it’s a reality I have to accept and learn to manage for a successful tour. One of the things I’ve learned from this tour- and there’s always a lot to learn each time.
So here we are, Saturday night in Chicago, and I know a good friend and music blogger who hasn’t seen the band in a long time is coming to the show. I’m excited, but also a little worried about how I’ll perform. Still, I can’t wait to play. I live for it. I have to tell you, it’s a super painful thing in every way–emotionally, physically, and mentally–to not be able to do what your absolutely love when the opportunity is there.
I won’t forget to be grateful for the voice I have, in all its wounds and all its glory. I didn’t know how much it meant to me–how much I value it– until this tour. Honestly, I didn’t.
So we go to Township on Saturday night. Great show, I fell off the stage (I do this more often than I’d like to admit–or generally just fall), but I know I put it all out there that night.  Only thing is: the band and I were separate because the best sound was in front of the actual monitors. That being the case, I stood out in front of the band–which made me feel a little separate, but was necessary.
Still, I put it all into it, and my friends kill it always. In a burst of emotion and frustration, I spoke to the small audience that was there: “I got the best band in the world. I love them.” It was how I really felt, and I’d wanted to say it for a long time. It felt good to finally let it out.
Great show, a little bit of a struggle again for me, so when the guys said they were going for a “Metal Burger” after, I joined them. Now, I don’t normally eat like this. I don’t. But that night–I needed a god damn good burger. So off went to “Kuma’s Corner” in Chicago: The “…Bar and burger joint with a heavy metal attitude….”
Best damn burger I’ve ever had, and all metal music. And their fries are to die for. No lie.
Sunday, we headed to Dayton, OH to play Blind Bob’s Bar, another familiar place since last tour, and a great place to play on a Sunday definitely. Amazing energy from the crowd, and a show I much needed, being the last few days were such a struggle. Really needed that gig–and we played some Hangman to lighten the load before set time.
Seriously, enough people were so acknowledging after the show. Dude, for real, that makes a show for me. When people come up after to personally tell you how affected they were, or how much they loved the show–man–it makes it all so worthwhile for me. Nothing beats that for me ever. So Dayton=win win.
Monday was a travel day off for getting to DC. It was super long ride, but great conversation and always fun with my band. We were staying with our guitarist Mike’s mom in DC, and we’ve been here ever since. Great show in DC at Slash Run Tuesday night. And we had a photographer from The Washington Post out, as well as meeting Brendan from Fugazi who now — I believe — is a serious Soraia fan. He loved it! And –of course — he loved our drummer, Brianna Sig, too. Always so great to see my band getting the attention I know they both deserve, and have earned so hardcore. They’re a tough bunch of characters in their spirit. So glorious. So rare. So precious and valuable. I can’t say enough about these ones.
Anyway, the DC show was immense–so another great show and so fun, and surrounded by people who care about us.
 
With all this said, I still have to admit it’s been tough having the thing foremost on my mind being vocal health. But it is what it is–and it’s getting easier to deal with and accept. And I know it’s only this tour, and I know it’s not forever, but sometimes your brain focuses more on what’s wrong than on what’s right…and that downright sucks.
Next stop are our last three shows, starting in one of my favorite places ever to see a show (I saw The Detroit Cobras there last about a year ago), and I’m super honored to be making our Soraia debut at WFMU’s Monty Hall.
Can’t wait to tell you about it in our next entry….
Signing off and both excited and sad about these last three dates of tour—talk to you guys again soon!
xx ZouZou
PS–While in Washington DC, we stopped at The Zoo before our DC show Tuesday night. Here’s some pics below from our trip. Just so you know—we have a thing for llamas, snakes, octopus, and pandas. Along with every other creature on the face of the earth….

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Soraia Tour Diary: Day 3

29 Mar

 

For the next couple weeks one of our favorite bands Soraia is touring the East Coast and Rock and Roll Queen / band leader ZouZou is giving us ultimate access to her tour diary. Check it out below and stay tuned for everything Soraia and what it’s like to be a badass rock singer (with an upper-respitory infection) as the tour progresses.

Soraia by Mark Weiss
I have to start my first entry by saying that I haven’t been this sick leaving for any Soraia tour EVER. So I started out Thursday morning feeling run over by a cement truck: with an upper respiratory infection from Hell. As a singer: a little terrifying. Slightly. I knew I had a voice, I just didn’t know how it’d work. So there we begin our trek to our first show of tour in Dover, NH.
We got to the club and met up with Kurt Baker Combo, who came from Spain to do their US tour with us around their release. Great guys all around, and no problems there. Easy enough. Pretty quickly, the club filled up, which is always super inspiring.
When it was our turn to play, I was anxious about my voice–but MAAAAAAN. I couldn’t wait any longer. It’s my favorite part of all parts of music. ABSOLUTELY.
The show was KILLER. A few songs in and I knew I had the voice wailing like I know I can! FREEDOM. What a great show, and what a great way to start out tour.
The next night was a big show for us, because we knew a ton of people were coming, including a good friend who found our music through Little Steven’s ‘Underground Garage‘ (who – by the way – also is hosting our tour along with Wicked Cool Records), David Fricke. David is a senior writer at Rolling Stone Magazine, as well as the host of his own show on SIriusXM’s The Spectrum, called ‘The Writer’s Block‘. Definitely check it out. So good.
Anyway, we knew he was coming,  having wanted to see the band for a while now, and we knew our label and distributors would be there, along with what was sure to be a packed house. Newly on tour, this was an important night for us: we could feel it.
And it was. We played to a packed house.
We hit the stage and F-I-R-E. SWEET FIRE. I felt like a thoroughbred horse breaking stride right out of the gate. YES I DID.  Halfway through our set, I remember growling “I’m Not Like Everybody Else” to a group of guys in the front row, who screamed it right back at me. The exchange was intense. They maybe had no idea, but they were giving way more back to me than I was giving them. Fucking beautiful. One of the most invigorating nights of the past year. The crowd’s energy was THERE. The night was incredible.
Picture one of those nights straight out of 70’s CBGBs, or at least what I feel it would’ve felt like. All my heroes in one room – even if they weren’t physically there –  a massive thrust of virgin energy. It was that good. I was awake and new. Nothing can stop me.
And so, off to Philly for Tour Stop #3….
xx ZouZou
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