The Madison Square Gardeners Announce Tour

The MSGers are hitting the road with Tim Easton!  Not only will they be opening for Easton, they’ll also be backing him up.  The MSGers have a long history of backing bands and musicians such as Ben Kweller, The New York Dolls, Justin Townes Earle and Roseanne Cash.  Before hitting the road, the band is celebrating the release of their third EP, Teeth of Champions, and just played a FREE show at NYC’s Rockwood Stage2. Here are the other dates and venues where you can catch them!

Wed, June 22 – Rock Island, IL – Daytrotter
Thurs, June 23 – Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen
Fri, June 24 – Columbus, OH – The Rumba Café (co-headline bill)
Sat, June 25 – Columbus, OH – The Rumba Café  (co-headline bill)
Mon, June 27 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern
Wed, June 29 – Washington, DC – Jammin Java
Thurs, June 30 – Philadelphia, PA – North Star Bar
Fri, July 1 – New London, CT – Oasis
Sat, July 2 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge


The Wellspring To Tour With Ben Kweller And Pete Yorn

The Los Angeles-based duo, The Wellspring, made up of Dov Rosenblatt and Talia Osteen, will be joining Ben Kweller and Pete Yorn on tour. They will be kicking off two months on the road in Phoenix, AZ on Valentine’s Day and end in April in Austin, TX. In addition to that, they will also be re-releasing the self-titled EP in a new edition with two additional tracks, “Tug Of War” and “Let Me Go.”

Here are their upcoming tour dates:

2/14 – Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee

2/16 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Depot

2/17 – Denver, CO @ Ogden

2/19 – Omaha, NE @ Whisky Roadhouse

2/20 – Kansas City, MO @ VooDoo Lounge

2/22 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

2/23 – Chicago, IL @ The Vic Theatre

2/26 – Urbana, IL @ The Canpoy Club

2/27 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant

3/1 – Indianapolis, IN @ Vogue Theatre

3/5 – Toronto, ON @ The Opera House

3/6 – Syracuse, NY @ The Westcott

3/2 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall

3/8 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues

3/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero

3/14 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

3/16 – Charlottesville, VA @ The Jefferson Theater

4/2 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom

4/3 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom

4/5 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency

4/6 – Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern

4/9 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues

4/10 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues

4/14 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues

4/16 – Austin, TX @ Stubbs BBQ


NYC’s Weekly Show Roundup!

Sufjan Stevens @ Beacon Theatre

DJ Shadow @ Irving Plaza

Fiction Plane, The Globes @ Mercury Lounge (Early Show)

Oh Land @ Mercury Lounge (Late Show)

Mumford & Sons, Cadillac Sky, King Charles @ Terminal 5

Jonsi (and Kjartan of Sigur Ros), Alex Somers (of Riceboy Sleeps), Hilliard Ensemble, Latvian National Choir, Wordless Music Orchestra
@ The Church of  St. Paul the Apostle

The Joy Formidable, Group Love, The Dig @ Bowery  Ballroom

Oceanographer, Minor Stars, Leslie Sisson (of Wooden Birds) @ Bruar Falls

Spindrift, Dinowalrus, Runaway Sons @ The Knitting Factory

Kings of Leon @ Madison Square Garden

Glasser, ARP @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Mumford & Sons, Cadillac Sky, King Charles @ Terminal 5

The Big Sleep, Chappo, ArpLine, Red Wire Black Wire @ Glasslands

Ben Kweller @ Maxwell’s

Darwin Deez, BELL, King Charles, Friends @ Mercury Lounge

Electric Tickle Machine, Mirror Mirror, Hooray for Earth, Mon Khmer, Autre Ne Veut @ Pianos

La Roux @ Terminal 5

Thao Nguyen @ The Bell House

Deleted Scenes, Modern Skirts @ The Rock Shop

Tame Impala, Stardeath And White Dwarfs, Kuroma @ Bowery Ballroom

I’m Turning Into, Whale Belly, The House Floor, Mala Strana @ Bruar Falls

Electric Tickle Machine, Web Dating, Pet Ghost Project @ Death By Audio

CFCF, Teebs, Hercules and Love Affair (DJ Set) @ Glasslands

Buffalo Tom, Dinosaur Feathers @ Mercury Lounge

Simian Mobile Disco (DJ Set), JDH & Dave P @ Santos Party House

Ben Folds, Lady Danville @ The Wellmont Theatre

Hess Is More, Sky White Tiger, Jessica 6 @ Union Pool

The Morning Benders, Twin Sister, Cults @ Webster Hall

The Beets, Total Slacker, The Babies, Eternal Summers, Night Manager @ 285 Kent Avenue

Tame Impala, Stardeath And White Dwarfs, Kuroma @ Bowery Ballroom

Light Pollution, Acrylics, Blood Orange, Unsolved Mysteries @ Glasslands

Cornershop @ Irving Plaza

Bear in Heaven, Twin Shadow, Sun Airway @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Kate Nash, Peggy Sue @ Terminal 5

ArpLine, Motive, Machu Pichu, Little Racer @ The Studio at Webster Hall



Conor Oberst and The Mystic Valley Band “Souled Out!!!”

Sorry for my abscence the past couple of days (or 1 day). I had some major art projects I was finishing up. Tonight I am seeing Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band for the second time this year. I know that a lot of people have a love-hate relationship with Mr. Oberst, but I think he is one of the finest songwriters around.  Every song he writes feels like a novel, a well told story. Live, Conor and the boys are super tight, so I’m looking forward to seeing them again. Ben Kweller is opening, who I also heard is sort of putting out a country sounding record soon. It should be interesting to hear the new songs live. I wonder if Oberst and Kweller will do a duet tonight. Maybe. I heard last night they did ‘Ghostbusters’ together. Oh, oh my….

Check out Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band’s video for ‘Souled Out!!!’