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NEWS : WED, AUG 7, 2019 at 8:55 AM

Awesome Event Alert! “The Eyes Have It,” Orchestrated by Tim Kerr at Seattle’s studio e Gallery, Opening Reception on Aug 10th

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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…


NEWS : THU, AUG 1, 2019 at 7:00 AM

Watch Calexico and Iron & Wine’s NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

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World Tour is Underway.

[Photo Credit: Shuran Huang/NPR]

NPR 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 Scenes featuring 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 Folk Festival

Aug. 03 - Leuven, BE - M-idzommer Festival

Aug. 04 - Crozon, FR - Festival Du Bout Du Monde

Aug. 16 - Phoenix, AZ - Orpheum Theatre ~

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 Auditorium ^

Aug. 24 - Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre

Aug. 25 - Port Townsend, WA - The Thing

Sep. 18 - Grand Rapids, MI - Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park “Meijer Gardens” \

Sep. 19 - Pittsburgh, PA - Roxian Theatre \

Sep. 20 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer \

Sep. 21 - Boston, MA - Rockland Trust Bank Pavillion +

Sep. 22 - North Adams, MA - FreshGrass Festival

Sep. 24 - Richmond, VA - The National \

Sep. 26 - Birmingham, AL - Iron City \

Sep. 27 - New Orleans, LA - House Of Blues \

Sep. 28 - Austin, TX - Stubb’s Waller Creek \

Sep. 29 - Dallas, TX - Majestic Theater \

Sep. 30 - Oklahoma City, OK - Tower Theatre \

Oct. 02 - Las Vegas, NV - House Of Blues \

Oct. 03 - Los Angeles, CA - Orpheum Theatre \

Oct. 04 - San Diego, CA - Humphrey’s Concerts by The Bay\

Oct. 06 - Saratoga, CA - Mountain Winery \

Nov. 05 - Utrecht, NL - TrivoliVrendenburg - Ronda #

Nov. 06 -Luxemborg, LU - Den Atelier #

Nov. 07 - Antwerp, BE - De Roma #

Nov. 09 - Berlin, DE - Tempodrom #

Nov. 10 - Linz, AT - Posthof #

Nov. 11 - Munich, DE - Muffathalle #

Nov. 12 -  Budapest, HU - Müpa

Nov. 14 - Mannheim, DE - Musensaal Rosengarten #

Nov. 15 -  Cologne, DE - Palladium #

Nov. 16 - Paris, FR - La Cigale #

Nov. 18 - Edinburgh, UK - Usher Hall *

Nov. 19 - Liverpool, UK - Philharmonic Hall *

Nov. 20 - Manchester, UK - Bridgewater Hall *

Nov. 21 - Conventry, UK - Warwick Arts Centre *

Nov. 23 - London, UK - Royal Festival Hall *

Nov. 24 - Bexhill-On-Sea, UK – De La Warr Pavillion * 

 

~ with special guest Madison Cunningham

^ with special guest Orville Peck

\ with special guest Natalie Prass

+ with Andrew Bird

# with special guest Adia Victoria

* with special guest Lisa O’Neill 


NEWS : THU, JUL 25, 2019 at 8:00 AM

Hear Marika Hackman’s “all night,” An Alluring New Standout From ‘Any Human Friend’ (out August 9th)

Today, Marika Hackman releases the grunge laced, x-rated track “all night” ahead of the release of her new album Any Human Friend, out August 9th via Sub Pop in North and South America and AMF Records for the rest of the world.
 
“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.


[Photo Credit: Joost Vendebrug]

Marika Hackman Tour Dates + Ticket Links

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


NEWS : WED, JUL 24, 2019 at 6:57 AM

Watch Calexico and Iron & Wine Perform Songs From ‘Years to Burn’ On CBS This Morning Saturday

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 Years to Burn via 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. 

Calexico and 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 dates below.

In addition, the collective recently released Years to Burn Behind the Scenes featuring exclusive interviews with the band and their long friendship and spirit of collaboration.  Watch the short vignette HERE.


[Photo credit: Piper Ferguson]

Calexico and Iron & Wine Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Jul. 19  - Lisbon, PT - Super Bock Super Rock #

Jul. 20 - Arlesheim, CH - Stimmen Festival

Jul. 22 - Milan, IT - La Triennale di Milano

Jul. 23 - Gardone Riviera, IT - Anfiteatro del Vittoriale

Jul. 24 -  Rome, IT - Villa Ada

Jul. 25 - Florence, IT - Cavea del Nuovo Teatro dell’opera

Jul. 26 -  Monforte D’ Alba, IT - Auditorium Horszowski

Jul. 28 - Vienna, AT - Konzerthaus

Jul. 29 - Palma, ES - Auditorium de Palma de Mallorca

Jul. 31 - Hamburg, DE - Stadtpark

Aug. 02 - Cambridge, UK - Cambridge Folk Festival

Aug. 03 - Leuven, BE - M-idzommer Festival

Aug. 04 - Crozon, FR - Festival Du Bout Du Monde

Aug. 16 - Phoenix, AZ - Orpheum Theatre ~

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 Auditorium ^

Aug. 24 - Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre

Aug. 25 - Port Townsend, WA - The Thing

Sep. 18 - Grand Rapids, MI - Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park “Meijer Gardens” \

Sep. 19 - Pittsburgh, PA - Roxian Theatre \

Sep. 20 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer \

Sep. 21 - Boston, MA - Rockland Trust Bank Pavillion +

Sep. 22 - North Adams, MA - FreshGrass Festival

Sep. 24 - Richmond, VA - The National \

Sep. 26 - Birmingham, AL - Iron City \

Sep. 27 - New Orleans, LA - House Of Blues \

Sep. 28 - Austin, TX - Stubb’s Waller Creek \

Sep. 29 - Dallas, TX - Majestic Theater \

Sep. 30 - Oklahoma City, OK - Tower Theatre \

Oct. 02 - Las Vegas, NV - House Of Blues \

Oct. 03 - Los Angeles, CA - Orpheum Theatre \

Oct. 04 - San Diego, CA - Humphrey’s Concerts by The Bay\

Oct. 06 - Saratoga, CA - Mountain Winery \

Nov. 05 - Utrecht, NL - TrivoliVrendenburg - Ronda #

Nov. 06 -Luxemborg, LU - Den Atelier #

Nov. 07 - Antwerp, BE - De Roma #

Nov. 09 - Berlin, DE - Tempodrom #

Nov. 10 - Linz, AT - Posthof #

Nov. 11 - Munich, DE - Muffathalle #

Nov. 12 -  Budapest, HU - Müpa

Nov. 14 - Mannheim, DE - Musensaal Rosengarten #

Nov. 15 -  Cologne, DE - Palladium #

Nov. 16 - Paris, FR - La Cigale #

Nov. 18 - Edinburgh, UK - Usher Hall *

Nov. 19 - Liverpool, UK - Philharmonic Hall *

Nov. 20 - Manchester, UK - Bridgewater Hall *

Nov. 21 - Conventry, UK - Warwick Arts Centre *

Nov. 23 - London, UK - Royal Festival Hall *

Nov. 24 - Bexhill-On-Sea, UK – De La Warr Pavillion *

 

% with special guest Daughter of Swords

~ with special guest Madison Cunningham

^ with special guest Orville Peck

\ with special guest Natalie Prass

+ with Andrew Bird

# with special guest Adia Victoria

* with special guest Lisa O’Neill


Years to Burn is available now via City Slang in the UK/Europe and from Sub Pop in the rest of the world.

NEWS : TUE, JUL 23, 2019 at 6:57 AM

Sub Pop Signs Francophone-Band Corridor From Montreal To Release New Music In 2019

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[Photo credit: Dominic Berthiaume]

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