Black Lips Extend Their Tour

Punk-rockers Black Lips have doubled down on their touring.

The group will now be hitting up Lollapalooza and the Hopscotch Festival in a string of East Coast dates that lead up to the release of their new full-length album Arabia Mountain, which will be out on June 7th.

This new leg of the tour follows a stretch of shows with Cerebral Ballzy that they had already scheduled for June.

The band’s full tour schedule looks like this:

(all June dates w/ Cerebal Ballzy)

6/9/11                          San Diego, CA                  The Casbah

6/10/11                        Santa Barbara, CA            Velvet Jones

6/11 & 12                    San Francisco, CA            Great American Music Hall

6/14/11                        Portland, OR                     Wonder Ballroom

6/15/11                        Vancouver,BC                   Commodore Ballroom

6/16/11                        Seattle, WA                        Neumos

6/17/11                        Boise, ID                            Knitting Factory Concert House

6/18/11                        Salt Lake City, UT             Urban Lounge

6/19/11                        Denver, CO                       Bluebird Theater

6/21/11                        Tucson, AZ                         Plush

6/22/11                        Phoenix, AZ                       Rhythm Room

6/23/11                        Costa Mesa, CA                The Detroit Bar

6/24/11                        Los Angeles, CA                The Music Box

6/25/11                        Pomona, CA                       The Glass House

7/27/11                 Charlotte , N.C.               Neighborhood Theatre

7/28/11                 Baltimore , MD                Ottobar .

7/29/11                  NewYork , NY.              Bowery Ballroom

7/30/11                 Hoboken , NJ                  Maxwell’s .

8/01/11                  Pittsburgh , PA               Mr. Small’s Theatre

8/02/11                  Lexington , KY                Buster’s Billiards & Backroom

8/04/11                  St. Louis, MO                  The Firebird

8/5 – 8/7/11            Chicago , IL                    Lollapalooza

9/08/11                  Raleigh, NC                   Hopscotch Festival

Vivian Girls’ Album Out NOW!

Brooklyn trio Vivian Girls just released their third album this week, titled Share The Joy.  The girls have stated it’s a “really dark album” but unlike their past two albums, it has a happy ending.  If you want to catch them on tour with the Black Lips, here are the dates:

Fri-Apr-15        Montreal, QC                Le National *
Sat-Apr-16        Toronto, ON                Pheonix Concert Theatre *
Sun-Apr-17    Detroit, MI                    Magic Stick *   
Tue-Apr-19    Columbus, OH                Outland Live *
Wed-Apr-20    Newport, KY                Southgate House * 
Thu-Apr-21    St Louis, MO                The Firebird *
Fri-Apr-22        Chicago, IL                Logan Square Auditorium * 
Sat-Apr-23        Minneapolis, MN                Varsity Theater *
Sun-Apr-24    Northfield, MN                The Cave / Carleton College *
Mon-Apr-25    Omaha, NE                The Waiting Room *
Tue-Apr-26    Kansas City, MO                The Beaumont Club *
Wed-Apr-27    Dallas, TX                    The Loft *
Thu-Apr-28    Austin, TX                    Emo’s *   
Sun-May-01    Los Angeles, CA            The Echo / Part Time Punks
Mon-May-02    San Diego, CA                 Casbah # 
Tue-May-03    Santa Barbara, CA            Muddy Waters #
Wed-May-04    San Francisco, CA            Rickshaw Stop #
Fri-May-06    Seattle, WA                Vera Project #
Sat-May-07    Vancouver, BC                The Biltmore #
Sun-May-08    Portland, OR                Holocene #
Wed-May-11    Salt Lake City, UT            Kilby Court #
Thu-May-12    Denver, CO                Larimer Lounge #
Fri-May-13    Lawrence, KS                Jackpot Music Hall #
Sat-May-14    Bloomington, IN             Max’s Place #
Sun-May-15    Cleveland, OH                Grog Shop #

* = w/ Black Lips
# = w/ No Joy

Black Lips Film Modern Art


Last week, Atlanta-based punk rockers Black Lips debuted the video for their new single “Modern Art” on Pitchfork TV. The video, which was directed by occult expert and Kenneth Anger protege Brian Butler, is in a word… strange. I imagine it’s the sort of video that would blow your mind if you smoked before watching it, but without that aid it is just very strange. Anyways, don’t take our word for it, watch the video and let us know what you think the comments section down below.

 

Vivian Girls Add Tour Dates with No Joy

Brooklyn trio Vivian Girls have decided to continue touring and supporting No Joy.  They’re currently touring their support their latest album, Share the Joy.  Here’s a single from that album, “I Heard You Say”:

http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F9888218Vivian Girls – I Heard You Say by flogase

Tour dates are as follows:

Tue-Apr-05    Asheville, NC                Sage Café / Warren Wilson College
Wed-Apr-06    Carrboro, NC                Cat’s Cradle
Thu-Apr-07    Baltimore, MD                Ottobar
Fri-Apr-08        Washington, DC                Black Cat
Sat-Apr-09        Philadelphia, PA                The Trocodero
Mon-Apr-11    Annandale-on-Hudson, NY    SMOG / Bard College
Tue-Apr-12    New York, NY                Webster Hall
Wed-Apr-13    Providence, RI                The Met Café
Thu-Apr-14    Boston, MA                Paradise Rock Club
Fri-Apr-15        Montreal, QC                Le National
Sat-Apr-16        Toronto, ON                Pheonix Concert Theatre
Sun-Apr-17    Detroit, MI                    Magic Stick   
Tue-Apr-19    Columbus, OH                Outland Live
Wed-Apr-20    Newport, KY                Southgate House
Thu-Apr-21    St Louis, MO                The Firebird
Fri-Apr-22        Chicago, IL                Logan Square Auditorium
Sat-Apr-23        Minneapolis, MN                Varsity Theater
Sun-Apr-24    Northfield, MN                The Cave / Carleton College
Mon-Apr-25    Omaha, NE                The Waiting Room
Tue-Apr-26    Kansas City, MO                The Beaumont Club
Wed-Apr-27    Dallas, TX                    The Loft
Thu-Apr-28    Austin, TX                    Emo’s   
Sun-May-01    Los Angeles, CA            The Echo / Part Time Punks
Mon-May-02    San Diego, CA                 Casbah
Tue-May-03    Santa Barbara, CA            Muddy Waters
Wed-May-04    San Francisco, CA            Rickshaw Stop
Fri-May-06    Seattle, WA                Vera Project
Sat-May-07    Vancouver, BC                The Biltmore
Sun-May-08    Portland, OR                Holocene
Wed-May-11    Salt Lake City, UT            Kilby Court
Thu-May-12    Denver, CO                Larimer Lounge
Fri-May-13    Lawrence, KS                Jackpot Music Hall
Sat-May-14    Bloomington, IN             Max’s Place
Sun-May-15    Cleveland, OH                Grog Shop
 
4/6 – 4/29 supporting Black Lips
5/2 – 5/15 with No Joy

Vivian Girls ‘Share The Joy’ With Release Of Their New Single


Brooklyn-based all girl trio, Vivian Girls, are sparking interest in their latest album Share the Joy with the release of their first single, “I Heard You Say”.  The album, which is the ladies’ third release but their debut on the Polyvinyl label, continues the ever evolving path of the group’s own mixture of garage thrash backed with their sweet melodic voices.  Vivian Girls have been getting quite a bit of attention with their latest release as they venture into a more mature sound and have become very influential among young budding girl groups.  

With their video for “I Heard You Say”, Vivian Girls keep the setting simple while letting the lyrics speak for themselves.  Add in the nostalgic guitar and hard-hitting drums and the combination is the perfect blend.  

Vivian Girls will launch their tour February 22nd in Los Angeles and will spend two months trekking across the US before coming to a close in Houston on April 29th.  They will be sharing the stage various acts along the way including Catwalk, Cold Showers, Black Lips, Surfer Blood, Thee Oh Sees, The Strange Boys & more.

02/22 Los Angeles, CA The Smell !

02/25 Miami, FL Bruise Cruise ~

02/26 Miami, FL Bruise Cruise ~

02/27 Miami, FL Bruise Cruise ~

02/28 Miami, FL Bruise Cruise ~

04/05 Asheville, NC Sage Café / Warren Wilson College #

04/06 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle #

04/07 Baltimore, MD Ottobar #

04/08 Washington, DC Black Cat #

04/09 Philadelphia, PA The Trocodero #

04/12 New York, NY Webster Hall #

04/13 Providence, RI The Met Café #

04/14 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club #

04/15 Montreal, QC Le National #

04/16 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre #

04/17 Detroit, MI Magic Stick #

04/19 Columbus, OH Outland Live #

04/20 Newport, KY Southgate House #

04/21 St Louis, MO The Firebird #

04/22 Chicago, IL Logan Square Auditorium #

04/23 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater #

04/25 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room #

04/26 Kansas City, MO The Beaumont Club #

04/27 Dallas, TX The Loft #

04/28 Austin, TX Emo’s #

04/29 Houston, TX Fitzgeralds #

! = w/ Catwalk, Cold Showers

~ = w/ Black Lips, Surfer Blood, Thee Oh Sees, The Strange Boys & more

# = w/ Black Lips

Vivian Girls Share The Joy


Spring may seem far away, especially for those of us plagued by a constant influx of snow, but the Vivian Girls were kind enough to send over a new song and some good news. The threesome-guitarist/vocalist Cassie Ramone, bassist/vocalist Kickball Katy and new drummer Fiona Campbell have announced an April 12th release date for their new album Share The Joy.

“The sound is more open, more free.  I think that this album really shows our strengths as musicians, and shows us melding together musically. Share the Joy has the most diverse batch of songs of any of our albums,” says Ramone of the album. And that is evident in the record’s first single, “I Heard You Say,” which can be listened to below and downloaded HERE.
Vivian Girls – I Heard You Say by WesleyAmbrecht

In a few days, the trio will take to the road for a nationwide tour, promoting Share The Joy.

Vivian Girls’ Tour Dates
02/22 Los Angeles, CA The Smell !

02/25 Miami, FL Bruise Cruise ~

02/26 Miami, FL Bruise Cruise ~

02/27 Miami, FL Bruise Cruise ~

02/28 Miami, FL Bruise Cruise ~

04/05 Asheville, NC Sage Café / Warren Wilson College #

04/06 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle #

04/07 Baltimore, MD Ottobar #

04/08 Washington, DC Black Cat #

04/09 Philadelphia, PA The Trocodero #

04/12 New York, NY Webster Hall #

04/13 Providence, RI The Met Café #

04/14 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club #

04/15 Montreal, QC Le National #

04/16 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre #

04/17 Detroit, MI Magic Stick #

04/19 Columbus, OH Outland Live #

04/20 Newport, KY Southgate House #

04/21 St Louis, MO The Firebird #

04/22 Chicago, IL Logan Square Auditorium #

04/23 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater #

04/25 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room #

04/26 Kansas City, MO The Beaumont Club #

04/27 Dallas, TX The Loft #

04/28 Austin, TX Emo’s #

04/29 Houston, TX Fitzgeralds #

 

! = w/ Catwalk, Cold Showers

~ = w/ Black Lips, Surfer Blood, Thee Oh Sees, The Strange Boys & more

# = w/ Black Lips