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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

 

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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 on the Road – Breakfast Pizza & killer shows

4 Apr

We’ve been following Rock and Roll Queen / band leader ZouZou on the road with one of our favorite bands Soraia and she is giving us ultimate access to her tour diary. 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! The band plays in D.C. tonight and Baltimore tomorrow, don’t miss the rest of these epic shows!

 

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Just a quicker update from the road….

Unfortunately, my being sick got worse when it was time to play Cincinnati, so we had to cancel the show. What a beating. Waiting all this time to finally get out on the road and play your music to people, and to cancel shows is–it sucks.
By Wednesday’s Wapakoneta show, I was back to feeling like the mad ass killer I’m used to, and the show was AMAZING. Voice was stellar, band was on fire, and everyone loved it.
We stayed and had breakfast pizza (they always make us breakfast pizza at Route 33) and headed back.
Muncie, IN and Chicago, IL were both great shows, too.
To bring us up to date real quick, the last show we did was last night in Dayton, OH at Blind Bob’s Bar, which I adore that place. We have some good friends that come there, and it’s just a laid back crowd, and a good show, especially for a Sunday night.
One of the best shows of tour so far. And we needed that. Everyone felt good, and the crowd was into it–always a great feeling.
We have the day off for travel. and I’ll try and get more daily updates to you guys this last week of tour. Sorry I couldn’t update a little more last week. We hit the road today for our next show in DC at Slash Run tomorrow night.
It’s been a struggle being sick and having it affect the shows, but I’ve come to accept it is what is is, and that’s usually how it’s supposed to be. Whether I understand why or not. And I’m ok with that today. I love the unknown X factor of living music, and the surprises that come with it—this one—notsomuch….>:)
Catch you guys in a few days….
xx ZouZou
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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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Philly Show NOT to be missed: Allah-Las, The Babe Rainbow, and Roya at Union Transfer TOMORROW NIGHT!!!!

21 Mar

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Need some sunshine-riddled grooves to get you through your week? Me too. Lucky for us Allah-Las, The Babe Rainbow, and ROYA are coming into town tomorrow night to light up all of our lives with the freshest, grooviest tunes since 1969. The show is at one of the best Philadelphia music venues, Union Transfer and starts at 8:30PM with doors opening at 7:30PM. Tickets are $18 here and $20 at the door (day of show).

L.A.-based Allah-Las are touring in support of their third album Calico Review released last year. The album’s perfect mix of mesmerizing guitars, vocal harmonies, whispered, story-telling lyrics, and upbeat, addictive, retro-pop tracks will have you floating on a cloud to another dimension… and that’s just on record. Just wait until you see these brilliant tracks performed live!  All three bands of babes will have you dancing to tunes your reformed-hippy Dad’s vinyl collection would be proud of.

Listen to all three bands below, get your tickets here, and see you on the dance floor tomorrow night at Union Transfer!

 

xx Cher

late night listen: Alt-J “3WW” + new album ‘Relaxer’ due out June 9th!!!

6 Mar

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Alt-J are back in a massive way with a stunning new single “3WW” featuring the vocals of Ellie Rowsell from Wolf Alice! The single is their first release from their highly anticipated new album Relaxer due out June 9th. The band said of the album:

“We’d like to thank you for your patience over the last year or so. After finishing touring ‘This Is All Yours’ in December 2015 we took a long break. Thom released a solo album; Gus opened a restaurant; Joe has been watching a lot of films. We hadn’t set a time limit on our time off but by August 2016 we were ready to get back into the studio. The result is our third album, RELAXER, and we are really excited for you to hear it.”

The new album Relaxer is available for pre-order now here and comes with early access to tickets to their upcoming US tour announced for this summer. Early access to tickets to their upcoming shows starts tomorrow, Tuesday, March 17th, at 10AM local time and goes to Thursday March 9th at 10pm local time. Make sure you get your copy now here to have access to pre-sale! The tour starts on July 27th in Columbia, Maryland. More tour dates are listed below so check for a city near you! Unfortunately there is no Philly date set for this tour, but here’s hoping they’ll add one… if not, roadtrip anyone?

Listen to the gorgeous new single “3WW” and watch the trippy new visual for the song now:

 

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xx Cher

New Music Friday: Lorde’s infectious new single “Green Light”

3 Mar
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Lorde releases our new JAM “Green Light” produced by Jack Antonoff, off her upcoming album Melodrama! Try not to dance to this for three hours in a row…

Good LORDE. When is the last time you got chills from a pop song? For me it was when I first heard the new Lorde single “Green Light” yesterday. I subsequently watched the music video on repeat for the rest of the day until finally buying the single to just accept putting the song on repeat was the way to go. In the words of my good friend Scott, “Praise the LORDE AND MELODRAMA. BLEST”. For us, this new Lorde single is our 2017 Robyn, “Dancing On My Own” and a no-shame dance-a-thon happens no matter where we are when this song comes on.

Scott of course was referring to the name of the highly anticipated new Lorde album, Melodrama. “Green Light” is the first single we are hearing from this new Lorde masterpiece. “Green Light” is the epic, anthemic pop song of the year you can’t help but move to and get moved by. The single is produced by musical genius Jack Antonoff (Bleachers, Steel Train, FUN.) and he makes brief appearance in the video playing the piano. The duo met up in October 2015 and proceeded to recorded the album together over 10 months, mostly in Antonoff’s home studio and portions in NYC’s Jimi Hendrix-founded  Electric Lady Studios. If this first single is any insight, this new album is going to be a massive, moving, story-telling, body-moving soundtrack of the year.

You can buy Lorde’s new single “Green Light” here, and just try to match how many times I’ve watched the video below:

 

 

Lorde will be touring the festival circuit this year starting with Coachella in April! For tickets and more tour information, click here.

 

xx Cher

 

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