All-around amazing human and artist Tim Kerr (he was in the Big Boys and Poison 13, and plays in The Monkeywrench w Mark and Steve from Mudhoney whenever they get it together to do stuff, and has done about a million other things that you can read all about here) has put together an incredible-looking group art show at Seattle’s studio e gallery. It’s called “The Eyes Have It,” and it runs from August 10 to September 14 with an opening reception on Sat., 8/10 from 6pm to 9pm.
And, YOU should totally go!
The show is described as, “A show of works by an international group of friends, orchestrated by Tim Kerr,” and includes…
Merrilee Challis / Birmingham, AL (SHE WILL BE THERE!) Karoline Collins / San Francisco, CA (SHE WILL ALSO BE THERE!) Coulter Fussel / Water Valley, MS Hi-Dutch / Chiba, Japan Jim Houser / Philadelphia, PA Jordin Isip / Brooklyn, NY Rich Jacobs / Oakland, CA Mel Kadel / Los Angeles, CA Jon Langford / Chicago, IL (HE IS IN THE MEKONS!!) Travis Millard / Los Angeles, CA (HE DID AN AWESOME VIDEO FOR METZ, AKA ”THE ONE WITH THE PANCAKES”!) Tara Jane O’Neil / Los Angeles, CA (SHE WAS IN RODAN!! AND ALSO PLAYED ON SEBADOH’S BAKESALE ALBUM! AND, SHE WILL BE THERE!) Nathaniel Russell / Indianapolis, IN (HE, AMONG A GREAT MANY OTHER, MORE NOTABLE THINGS, MADE SOME TERRIFIC FLIERS FOR US FOR OUR RECENT WAREHOUSE SALE!) Yusuke Hanai / Kamakura, Japan Michael Sieben / Austin, TX Tim Kerr / Austin, TX (HE WILL BE THERE!)
…studio e gallery is at 609 S Brandon Street, in Seattle’s spirited Georgetown neighborhood…
Music has released the latest installment of
their stellar Tiny Desk Concert Series featuring
Calexico and Iron & Wine. The
group performed “Father Mountain” and “Midnight Sun” off their critically acclaimed full-length album Years to Burn, as well as
“He Lays in the Reins” from 2005’s In the Reins EP. Watch their performance here.
Calexico and Iron & Wine will also be featured on NPR Music’s World Cafe next week. Their episode will air online on Tuesday, August 6th at 5pm ET. To listen live, fans can check
their local station’s Program Schedule for the World Cafe broadcast time HERE. To listen live online, fans
can hear the WXPN Philadelphia stream at 2pm ET at XPN.org by choosing WXPN from the ‘Listen Live’ drop-down at the top
of the page.
Calexico and Iron & Wine are currently on an extensive tour of North America,
Europe and the UK. Their recent stops included a June 21st performance at the Celebrate Brooklyn! festival at
Prospect Park. Watch them perform “Father Mountain” at Celebrate Brooklyn! HERE. In addition, the collective recently released Years to Burn Behind the Scenesfeaturing exclusive
interviews with the band and their long friendship and spirit of
collaboration. Watch the short vignette HERE.
Full list of tour dates below.
[Photo Credit: Piper Ferguson]
Calexico and Iron & Wine World Tour Dates + Ticket Links
Aug. 02 - Cambridge, UK - Cambridge
Aug. 03 - Leuven, BE - M-idzommer
Aug. 04 - Crozon, FR - Festival Du
Bout Du Monde
Aug. 16 - Phoenix, AZ - Orpheum
Aug. 17 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre
Aug. 19 - Denver, CO - Denver Botanic
Gardens ~ [SOLD OUT]
Aug. 21 - Ogden, UT - Twilight Series
at Ogden Amphitheater ^
Aug. 22 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory
Concert House ^
Aug. 23 - Portland, OR - Keller
Aug. 24 - Vancouver, BC - Vogue
Aug. 25 - Port Townsend, WA - The
Sep. 18 - Grand Rapids, MI - Frederik
Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park “Meijer Gardens” \
Sep. 19 - Pittsburgh, PA - Roxian
Sep. 20 - Philadelphia, PA - Union
Sep. 21 - Boston, MA - Rockland Trust
Bank Pavillion +
Sep. 22 - North Adams, MA -
Sep. 24 - Richmond, VA - The National
Sep. 26 - Birmingham, AL - Iron City
Sep. 27 - New Orleans, LA - House Of
Sep. 28 - Austin, TX - Stubb’s Waller
Sep. 29 - Dallas, TX - Majestic
Sep. 30 - Oklahoma City, OK - Tower
Oct. 02 - Las Vegas, NV - House Of
Oct. 03 - Los Angeles, CA - Orpheum
Oct. 04 - San Diego, CA - Humphrey’s
Concerts by The Bay\
“all night” leaves absolutely nothing to the imagination, a song with a laid back groove that belies the up-front, no holds barred lyricism on show.
Marika on the single: “I thought it would be exciting to write a really overtly sexual song about a woman from the perspective of a woman. You don’t hear much about sex between women in music, or if you do its usually from a fetishised male perspective, I thought I’d reclaim a bit of that power”.
Marika is a ‘Rid of Me’-era PJ Harvey for the inclusive generation: unbounded by musical genre, a preternatural lyricist and tunesmith who isn’t afraid to go there. Hackman’s 2015 debut, We Slept at Last, was heralded for being nuanced and atmospheric. She really found her footing with her last release, I’m Not Your Man, and its exceptional, swaggering international hit “Boyfriend,” which boasts of seducing away a straight guy’s girlfriend. Any Human Friend is a step-up again for Marika. There’s a sense of liberation, a sense of sexual freedom, and being a solo entity again - and working out what that means.
Having recently teased new music at the BBC 6 Music Festival, The Great Escape, All Points East, and Field Day, Marika is gearing up for a headlining North American tour this October and November with Hardly Art’s Girl Friday, who are also acting as her backing band for these dates.
Aug.15 - Beacon Breacons, UK - Green Man Festival Sep. 21 - Bristol, UK - Thekla Sep. 23 - Glasgow, UK - Oran Mor Sep. 24 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club Sep. 25 - Manchester, UK - Band On The Wall Sep. 26 - London, UK - Islington Assembly Hall Oct. 11 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl* Oct. 12 - Durham, NC - The Pinhook* Oct. 13 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall* Oct. 14 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle* Oct. 15 - Brooklyn, NY - Elsewhere* Oct. 18 - Allston, MA - Great Scott* Oct. 19 - Portland, ME - Port City Music Hall* Oct. 20 - Montréal, QC - Bar Le ‘Ritz’ P.D.B.* Oct. 21 - Toronto, ON- The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern* Oct. 23 - Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups Oct. 24 - Ann Arbor, MI - Blind Pig* Oct. 25 - Chicago, IL- Sleeping Village* Oct. 26 - Milwaukee, WI - Back Room at Colectivo Coffee* Oct. 28 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th St. Entry* Nov. 01 - Seattle, WA - Neumos* Nov. 04 - Oakland, CA - Starline Social Club* Nov. 06 - West Hollywood, CA - The Roxy Theatre* *w/ Girl Friday
This past Saturday, Calexico and Iron & Wine’s incredible performance of “Father Mountain” and “Midnight Sun” from their recently
released and critically acclaimed album Years to Burn aired on CBS This Morning Saturday. You can
watch them perform both songs as well as a performance of “He Lays in the Reins” from their 2005
EP online starting right here and also HERE.
Calexico and Iron & Wine recently released
to Burnvia City Slang in the
UK/Europe and Sub Pop in the rest of the world. The work of Calexico’s Joey Burns and John
Convertino and Sam Beam of Iron & Wine, the album is their
first full length release and follows the critically acclaimed 2005 In the Reins EP.
Iron & Wine will soon embark on an extensive North American,
European, and UK tour. Their recent stops included a June 21st performance at
the Celebrate Brooklyn! festival at
Prospect Park. Watch them perform “Father Mountain” at Celebrate Brooklyn! HERE. Full list of tour
In addition, the collective
recently releasedYears to Burn Behind the Scenesfeaturing exclusive
interviews with the band and their long friendship and spirit of
collaboration. Watch the short vignette HERE.
International tour dates for October, November, and December also announced.
Please join us in welcoming Corridor, the Montreal-based, Francophone-band that will release their label debut in 2019. While we await their label debut, check out the band’s official video for“Coup d’épée” from Supermercado, the group’s acclaimed album from 2017.
Corridor is also sharing international dates for 2019, which span October 23rd in Philadelphia at Boot & Saddle and currently end December 13th in Los Angeles at Morrocan Lounge. The tour dates will include stops in Amsterdam, Paris, London, Hamburg, Berlin, Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City, New York, DC, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, and Los Angeles. For more information on tickets, visit Corridor’s Sub Pop tour dates page.
Oct. 23 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle Oct. 25 - Washington, DC - Comet Ping Pong Oct. 29 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso (Upstairs) Nov. 04 - Paris, FR - Point Ephemere Nov. 06 - London, UK - The Waiting Room Nov. 08 - Hamburg, DE - Hafenklang Nov. 09 - Berlin, DE - Westgermany Nov. 10 - Kortrijk, BE - Sonic City Music Festival Nov. 20 - Toronto, ON - The Garrison* Nov. 22 - Montreal, QC - M for Montreal Festival (Le National) Nov. 28 - Quebec City, QC - l’Anti Dec. 04 - San Francisco, CA - Milk Bar Dec. 07 - Portland, OR - Bunk Bar Dec. 10 - Seattle, WA - Barboza Dec. 13 - Los Angeles, CA - Moroccan Lounge * w/ Absolutely Free
About Corridor: Corridor began when Jonathan Robert, Julian Perreault, & former drummer Marc-andré Chapdelaine started jamming together in 2012. Though it wasn’t until bassist & longtime friend Dominic Berthiaume joined the band later that year that they began calling the band Corridor. In November 2013 the band delivered Un Magicien En Toi (tr. “A Magician in You”), a motorik guitar-pop record.
On the heels of this first EP, Corridor re-entered the studio in June of 2014 to work on their first full-length record. Collaborating with producer Emmanuel Ethier, the band spent nearly a year perfecting what would be their structured and assertive LP, Le Voyage Éternel(tr. The Eternal Voyage). While they labored on the record, they were also each invested in their own creative pursuits. Singer and guitarist Jonathan dove into his animation and illustration work (This would later prove useful as he has assumed the role of the band’s creative director, setting the tone for the visual aesthetic of their records and videos); Dominic began writing as a music journalist and photographer for outlets in Canada; And Julian continued pursuing an environmental design career, working on installations for well-known music festivals.
In the spring of 2015, the group released Le Voyage Éternel via L’oeil du Tigre Records, and plans for their first European tour began to take shape. Marc-André departed the band shortly after the record’s release and was replaced by current drummer Julien Bakvis. Julien, like his bandmates, works in visual arts as a co-owner of a screen-printing shop in Montreal. This group (Jonathan Robert, Julian Perreault, Dominic Berthiaume, and Julien Bakvis), has become the permanent lineup of the band. That year Corridor toured Europe for the first time, including a show in Paris, promoted by “La Souterraine,” where they met the mystic psych-pop outfit Halo Maud (with whom they would later collaborate on the singleDeux Coeurs (tr. Two Hearts).
2016 was predominantly spent writing and recording. Corridor returned to the studio with Emmanuel Ethier to record their follow-up LP Supermercado (tr. Supermarket). Repetition, progression, and minimalist rhythms would be the core of Supermercado, with melodic counterpoints coming together to form exhilarating sonic mosaics. The cult success of the album allowed Corridor to return to Europe, as well as make their first foray into the United States at SXSW 2018. That year in Austin they played notable showcases forBrooklyn Vegan, Margin Walker, Felte/Part-time Punks, and M for Montreal.
In 2018 Corridor also appeared at Northside Music Festival in Brooklyn, where they performed with the likes of Snail Mail, Deerhoof, and Protomartyr. Shortly thereafter, they returned to the U.S. supporting U.K. post-punks Shame. They even found a fan in actor Michael Shannon who attended the show in Chicago and he requested a CD from the band. In April of 2019, Corridor accompanied the band Crumb on a sold-out American tour. Then in May of 2019, they followed with performances at London Calling Festival in Amsterdam and La Villette Sonique Festival in Paris.
Corridor will release their Sub Pop debut later this year.
What “The People” are saying about Corridor: “The Montreal band Corridor knows how to highlight its strengths while getting in and out of a song with maximum efficiency: Sung in French, “Coup d’épée” only needs a little more than two minutes to let its robust guitar sound — a kind of weaponized jangle — fully worm its way in your head.” [“Coup d’épée” / Supermercado] - NPR Music
“Supermercado is the best French record of 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and even 2022 (for all we know, at least, since I doubt the Earth will explode exactly at midnight on January 1, 2022, even if it’s a possibility we shouldn’t ignore).” - Vice
“Their jangly, synth-pop-tinged sound will entrance fans of the genre and post-punk newbies alike. On their latest LP, Supermercado, post-punk fans will gravitate towards their tight, neat percussion and spasmodic guitars while others will get lost in their bright vocals and spellbinding soundscapes.” [Supermercado] - PASTE
“Corridor sing entirely en Français. Don’t let that put you off though: the creativity and abundance of killer tunes found on their acid-baked 2017 album Supermercado break through the language barrier. Corridor are even better live, with a real joie de rock that knows no borders — guitars slash, harmonies soar, bodies a constant blur.” [Supermercado] - Brooklyn Vegan
On the heels of their critically acclaimed 2018 album, Double Negative, Low have shared a remix of “Fly,” one of the album’s many stand-out tracks, by famed Philadelphia producer/DJ King Britt, who had this to say about their collaboration:
“As a longtime Low fan, a huge amount of respect went into the mix. I loved their new sonic direction, which spoke to my Fhloston Paradigm project. My mix was a response and continuation in a way of a magical space they already created. Mimi Parker’s vocals were some of her best. A true honor.”
You can listen to King Britt’s remix of “Fly” by clicking here.
The band recently played an electrifying set at this year’s Glastonbury Festival in the UK, which was streamed live on BBC Music. Low’s live Glastonbury performance of “Fly” aired on BBC 2 TV and is also now available on the BBC Music Youtube channel here. Next up, Low will perform at this weekend’s Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago, IL.
Jul. 19 - Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival Aug. 16 - Duluth, MN - Bayfront Festival Park (Wild Waters Music Fest to Save the Boundary Waters) Aug. 24 - Turin, IT - TOday’s Festival Aug. 27 - Madrid, ES - Veranos de la Villa Aug. 29 - La Tour de Peilz, CH - Nox Orae Festival Aug. 31 - Wiltshire, UK - End of the Road Festival Sep. 10 - Columbus, OH - Wexner Center for the Arts Sep. 11 - Baltimore, MD - Metro Gallery Sep. 13 - Hudson, NY - Basilica Hudson Sep. 14 - Brooklyn, NY - Murmrr
What “The People” are saying about Double Negative:
“…the most important, devastating album of the year.” [5/5] - The Guardian
“Low have never made a record quite so jarring and jagged, but Double Negative pushes beyond their own catalogue. Low have made what might be their most relevant album, one that holds a mirror up to the world.” [“Album of the Month,” 9/10] -Uncut
“…an ambitious, modern wonder of an album, an exploration of the song as an imperfect conduit of feeling..” [Best New Music, 8.7/10] - Pitchfork
“With their latest, Double Negative, they’ve gone full-on impressionistic, smearing and distorting sounds to create beautiful songs from distant moments playing on a radio that’s fallen down a wormhole.” - New York Times
“Low are back with a vital-sounding, politically-urgent record that’s perhaps the best of their career.” - The Quietus
“It’s an extraordinary and entirely successful reinvention.” - Sunday Times