Are you a fan of The Futureheads? We Are Scientists? The Kooks? Well, anything and everything that is cool in music? Let us introduce to you the greatest French import of all time, THE LANSKIES

Starting to break out in the U.S. indie rock scene, THE LANSKIES are headed over to our side of the pond to embark on a few impressive tour dates. Are you ready for what they have to offer?

Having already won the prestigious award to support ZZ top in front of thousands of adoring fans at the Vielles Charrues festival in 2008, things have gone well for them since. And it is only looking up from here. Deeming themselves as a “Hot Wave,” group (move over New Wave!), the band is a combination of upbeat post-punk anthems and 80’s New York attitude. A force not to be messed with.

Fronted by Liverpool born, Lewis Evans, a charismatic performer on stage to say the least, he leads the band to the U.S. to take on the crowds. Having toured most of Europe and a successful tour of China, THE LANSKIES are well prepared for the U.S.

The group released their first album Bank Holiday last year and will be following up with the EP titled Romeo due out November 15th.

Meet the leaders of the new Paris-Liverpool rock scene, THE LANSKIES.

Be sure to catch the band on their West Coast and East Coast dates, including a stop at CMJ at The Hiro Ballroom.

10/08 in Los Angeles, CA @ Filter’s Festival (6pm)
10/08 in Los Angeles, CA @ Filter’s Festival (8pm)
10/09 in Los Angeles, CA @ The Cide (10pm)
10/12 in New York, NY @ Fontana’s (9pm)
10/14 in New York, NY @ Shrine Harleme (11pm)
10/19 in New York, NY @ Hiro Ballroom (CMJ) (8pm)

Oberhofer Release Two Tracks; Extend U.S. Winter Tour


Tacoma, Washington, via Brooklyn band Oberhofer have not one, but two releases ready to hit the ears of their diehard fans: both “Petz” and “Away Frm U” are available for download, via RCRD LBL. The new tracks find the power pop band continuing to hone their sound, creating jaunty songs that juxtapose lush lyrics full of longing with percussive beats and staggering guitars. Oberhofer wowed both critics and audiences at CMJ 2010- performing daily sets for the entire duration of the festival, and winning them the applause of critics from Stereogum, Brooklyn Vegan, L Magazine, and The New York Times.

In addition, the guys will be continuing their trek across the U.S., adding a handful of dates to an already ambitious roster of cities and venues. Full tour dates below:

1/26 – Billiken Club – St. Louis, MO
1/27 – Gardner Lounge (Grinnell College) – Grinnell, IA
1/28 – High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI @
1/29 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL @
1/31 – Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH @ !
2/1 – The Blind Pig – Ann Arbor, MI @
2/3 – Paradise – Boston, MA @
2/4 – Music Hall – Brooklyn, NY @
2/5 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA @
2/7 – Rock and Roll Hotel – Washington, DC @
2/8 – Jefferson Theater – Charlottesville, VA @
2/9 – Grey Eagle – Asheville, NC @
2/10 – Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC @
2/11 – The Earl – Atlanta, GA @
2/12 – Mercy Lounge – Nashville, TN @
2/14 – The Bottletree – Birmingham, AL @
2/15 – Thirsty Hippo – Hattiesburg, MS @
2/17 – Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX @
2/18 – Emo’s – Austin, TX @
2/19 – The Loft – Dallas, TX @
2/21 – Sticky Fingerz Chicken Shack – Little Rock, AR @
2/22 – The Opolis – Norman, OK @
2/23 – Mojo’s – Columbia, MO @
2/24 – The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE @
2/25 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN @
2/26 – The House Cafe – Dekalb, IL

* Cloud Nothings
# Handsome Furs
% Jaill
& Distractions
^ The Vaccines
@ Tapes N’ Tapes
! Film Strip

Matt Lowell to Perform at Mercury Lounge January 8

Berklee College of Music grad Matt Lowell is known for his contrast between intimate, soft vocals to roaring powerful bursts of passion. He’s been featured at CMJ, SXSW, Sundance, Hotel Café and on recent tours with Howie Day, Tony Lucca, Serena Ryder.

On the heels of wrapping up recording on his second EP, Second Storm with help from writer/producer Crit Harmon, the Long Island native returns to New York City with a show at the Mercury Lounge on January 8th.

Recently voted as an “Artist To Watch” by Clear Channel and  “Best of Long Island Singers for 2010” Lowell’s energy and enthusiasm promises to make this a show not to be missed.

The Rooftop Vigilantes Announce January Tour

Rooftop Vigilantes are starting to make a name for themselves. They recently were spotted playing at the Scion Garage Fest with Gentleman Jesse & His Men, Times New Viking and The Raveonettes, and not to mention all of the CMJ shows in NYC.

So be sure to catch this garage band as they tour the West coast this winter.

Listen here


Jan 04 – Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive
Jan 07 – Seattle, WA @ Funhouse
Jan 08 – Portland, OR @ East End
Jan 10 – Sacramento, CA @ The Hub
Jan 11 – San Francisco, CA @ The Hemlock
Jan 12 – Oakland, CA @ The Uptown
Jan 13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Five Star Bar
Jan 14 – San Diego, CA @ Che Cafe
Jan 15 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Dressing Room
Jan 16 – Tucson, AZ @ Dry River Collective
Jan 19 – Austin, TX @ Beerland
Jan 20 – Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves