Rewards Going On Tour

pfenningBreaking out on his own and showing off his musical solo prowess is Aaron Pfenning.

Known for co-founding Chairlift, Aaron Pfenning is performing under the moniker Rewards and will be going on tour, opening for Brandon Flowers this fall.

Pfenning’s new music takes a dark tone for listeners as he experiments with different inspiratins and plays every instrument. Pfenning will be debuting some of his new material for his upcoming album during his fall tour.

He will be teaming up with Flowers in Europe and We Are Scientists back in the States for a full tour.

Tour Dates:

Sep 28 – Paradiso – Amsterdam, Netherlands   *
Sep 29 – Cabaret Sauvage – Paris, France    *
Oct 1 – Huxley’s – Berlin, Germany    *
Oct 3 – Kaufleuten – Zurich, Switzerland    *
Oct 4 – Alcatraz – Milano, Italy    *
Oct 5 – Circolo degli Artisti – Rome, Italy    *
Oct 8 – SALA APOLO – Barcelona, Spain  *
Oct 9 – La Riviera – Madrid, Spain   *
Oct 11 – Metronome – Burlington, VT  #
Oct 12 – Jerky’s – Providence, RI    #
Oct 13 – Valentine’s – Albany, NY   #
Oct 15 – Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD  #
Oct 17 – Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC    #
Oct 18 – 40 Watt – Athens, GA    #
Oct 19 – Masquerade – Atlanta, GA   #
Oct 26 – The Loft – Dallas, TX    #
Oct 28 – Emo’s – Austin, TX    #
Oct 29 – Korova – San Antonio, TX   #
Nov 15 – Pyramids – Portsmouth, UK    #
Nov 16 – HMV Institute – Birmingham, UK  #
Nov 19 – UEA – Norwich, UK    #
Nov 20 – Academy – Manchester, UK    #
Nov 21 – Shepherds Bush Empire – London, UK  #
Nov 22 – O2 Academy – Liverpool, UK     #
Nov 24 – Metropolitan University – Leeds, UK      #
Nov 25 – ABC – Glasgow, UK   #
Nov 26 – O2 Academy – Newcastle, UK    #
Nov 27 – Rock City – Nottingham, UK   #

* w/  Brandon Flowers
# w/  We Are Scientists

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The Dandy Warhols To Tour This Fall

t.d.wThe Dandy Warhols have just spent the summer supporting their latest album, the compilation called The Capitol Years: 1995-2007 and they have no plans to stop just yet.

The band will be heading to the land down under for a tour before coming back to the States. The tour will take the band all over the country, even taking them back to Portland’s Satyricon, the club where the band got their start back in 1994.

The compilation album was released back in July and features the best 14-tracks from when the band was on Capitol Records and even features a brand new exclusive song.

Make sure that you catch this awesome performance as they come through your town.

Tour Dates:
Australian Dates

10/02 – Melbourne – Parklife Festival
10/03 – Sydney – Parklife Festival
10/04 – Adelaide – Parklife Festival

US Dates

10/16 – Portland, OR – Satyricon
10/28 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Cafe
10/29 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
10/30 – Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre
11/01 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
11/02 – Montreal, QB – Le National
11/03 – Boston, MA – Royale Nightclub
11/05 – Brooklyn, NY – Bell House
11/06 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
11/09 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
11/10 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
11/11 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage
11/13 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
11/14 – Austin, TX – La Zona Rosa
12/01 – Victoria, BC – Sugar
12/02 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
12/03 – Seattle, WA – Showbox Market
12/07 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up
12/08 – Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock Cafe
12/10 – Los Angeles, CA – CLub Nokia
12/11 – San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom
12/12 – Portand, OR – Crsytal Ballroom

Colin Caulfield is a Growin’ ‘Boy’

colinYou may have not heard of Colin Caulfield, he is still ready to tell you his story. Or rather, stories. The young singer-songwriter, going by the moniker Young Man, has just released his debut EP Boy. He’s also just released the live video for “Just a Growin.’”

Caulfield has started a growing arnsel of music, a mixture of both originals and covers. With his first venture out on his own, he’s turned to writing about himself and the basic troubles of growing up. Check out the video of Caulfield crooning on “Just A Growin’” below.

Young Man – Just A Growin’ (Live) from Nathaniel Gravely on Vimeo.

Boy is digitially out now via iTunes and will be physically released October 12th.

Active Child and School of Seven Bells Team Up For Split, Give Out Track

sviibActive Child and School of Seven Bells have tamed to bring their fans a unique gift.

Both bands have teamed up for a 7” split that has both bands remixing each others songs. In addition to the remixes, the bands are also having the songs made on limited edition mixed colour vinyl, of which none will alike.

A truly unique gift for fans.

Both bands are currently on tour together in the States.

The 7” split is due out October 26th via Lefse Records. But check out Active Child’s take on SVIIB’s “Heart is Strange’ below.

Tour Dates:
Sep 30 2010 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA
Oct 01 2010 – Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA
Oct 02 2010 – Detroit Bar – Costa Mesa, CA
Oct 03 2010 – The Loft (UCSD) – La Jolla, CA
Oct 05 2010 – Plush – Tucson, AZ
Oct 08 2010 – Hailey’s – Denton, TX
Oct 09 2010 – Mohawk – Austin, TX
Oct 10 2010 – The Studio @ Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
Oct 11 2010 – Spanish Moon – Baton Rouge, LA
Oct 12 2010 – Club Down Under – Tallahasse, FL
Oct 14 2010 – Crowbar – Tampa, FL
Oct 15 2010 – The Social – Orlando, FL
Oct 16 2010 – Grand Central – Miami, FL
Oct 18 2010 – The Earl – Atlanta, GA
Oct 19 2010 – Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC
Oct 20 2010 – The Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
Oct 21 2010 – Rock and Roll Hotel – Washington, DC
Oct 22 2010 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
Oct 25 2010 – The Horn Gallery at Kenyon College – Gambier, OH

Casiokids Return To U.S. This Weekend

casiokidsCasiokids may have had good reason to cancel the remaining (a once in a life-time show), but they are making it up. The quartet will be back in the states for a select slew of shows.

The band spent the summer winning respect from pop veterans a-ha, even wining some cash from a fund started by the pop stars to help Norway’s up-coming pop stars. After winning the contest, the band was invited to play one of a-ha’s farewell shows in Norway.

The band will be playing a few shows this week all over the country, even taking part at Filter magazine’s Culture Collide festival in Los Angeles.

As if making amends for their canceled shows, the band recently release their newest single “En Vill Hest,” along with two remixes and their music video.

Tour Dates:
10/1 – Washington, DC – DC9
10/3 – Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands Gallery
10/5 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
10/7 – Los Angeles, CA – Spaceland (Filter Culture Collide Festival)

Feist to Release ‘Reminder’ Documentary

fiestFeist may not be ready to debut some new music, but she is ready debut a new project.

With her latest album, 2007’s The Reminder, Feist had chronicled every single step of the recording process and the following tour. The result is the documentary Look at What the Light Did Now directed by Anthony Seck.

Look at What the Light Did Now will be premiered at Pop Montreal, September 29, followed by other screenings in October. Check out the trailer here.

Screening Dates:
Sun, Oct 3rd, 2:00 pm London, UK Raindance Picadilly Circus Cinema

Thu, Oct 7th, 7:00 pm, Minneapolis, MN, Sound Unseen Festival The Trylon Theatre

Sat, Oct 9th, 8:00 pm, Grand Rapids, MI, ArtPrize Ladies Literary Club

Fri, Oct 15th, 8:00 pm, Los Angeles, CA Look At What The Light Did Now, The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Fri, Oct 22nd, 9:30 pm, Ithaca, NY, Cornell Cinema

Fri, Oct 29th, 7:00 pm, Seattle, WA, Henry Art Gallery