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Empress Hotel Release A Colorful New Video

The premise for Empress Hotel’s new music video (for the song “Mach Bach”) started with left-over New Year’s balloons. The video features the band buried in over 1,500 glittery balloons, or enough to completely engulf their practice space.

The song is from the band’s upcoming self-titled EP, which will be out March 8th on Park The Van Records (home of Dr. Dog and the Spinto Band). To back their first EP, Empress Hotel will be touring the East Coast. This includes a couple days at SXSW (which isn’t really the East Coast, but whatever).

Check out the video for “Mach Bach” and if you want to see Empress Hotel, their tour schedule is after the video.

“Mach Bach” by Empress Hotel from drew stubbs on Vimeo.

Sat 2/19 – New Orleans, LA – Blue Nile (Krewe du Vieux)
Tue 2/22 – Nashville, TN – 5 Spot
Wed 2/23 – Charlottesville, VA – Tea Bazaar
Thu 2/24 – New York, NY – Pianos in NY
Fri 2/25 – Brooklyn, NY – Rock Shop
Sat 2/26 – Portland, ME – Empire Dine & Dance
Mon 2/28 – Newark, DE – Mojo Main
Tue 3/1 – Arlington, VA – Iota Club and Cafe
Wed 3/2 – Raleigh, NC – Slim’s Downtown
Thu 3/3- Boone, NC – Black Cat
Fri 3/4 – Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn
Sat 3/5 – Mobile, AL – Alabama Music Box
Fri 3/11-13 – New Orleans, LA – Foburg
Thu 3/17-20 – Austin, TX – SXSW

Good Old War To Tour With Dr. Dog, Joshua Radin


Good Old War, one of the fastest up-and-coming bands on the planet, will keep to the road this fall. The band announced a bunch of supporting tour stops, with the red-hot band Dr. Dog, maestro Joshua Radin and tour mainstays Dashboard Confessional.

If you haven’t heard these guys yet, you’ve run out of excuses. Their self-titled debut has recently been picked to be part of iTunes’ Discovery Download program, which means it’s on iTunes right now…for less than ten bucks (their single “That’s Some Dream” is free).

Here is Good Old War’s first single from the album, “That’s Some Dream.” The video was shot on tour, because these guys are so busy they can’t stop to film a music video.

If you want to see them (with Dr. Dog, Joshua Radin or Dashboard Confessional) just head here…

11/05 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern +
11/06 – Solano Beach, CA @ Belly Up +
+ w/ Dr Dog

11/09 – Cincinnati, OH @ 20th Century Theater */
11/10 – St Louis, MO @ The Pageant */
11/12 – Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues */
11/13 – Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa * /
11/17 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues *
11/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Music Box *
11/20 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theater */
11/22 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue */
11/23 – Madison, WI @ Barrymore Theater *
11/24 – Chicago, IL @ The Vic Theater *
* w/ Joshua Radin

12/01 – Richmond, VA @ The National ^
12/03 – Towson, MD @ The Recher Theater ^
12/04 – Atlantic City, NJ @ House of Blues ^
12/05 – Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock ^
12/10 – New Haven, CT @ Toads Place ^
12/12 – Portland, ME @ The State Theater ^
^ w/ Dashboard Confessional

Dr. Dog Skate For New Video And Hit The Road For The Fall


Dr. Dog have had a record year. They released a new album, they’ve had two successful headlining tours and now they have a new video and another headlining tour to boot.

The indie rockers from Philly have released the video for their track “Shadow People” off the album Shame, Shame. The basic setting of the video: the laid-back track is set in a roller rink. Check it out below.

The band will also be hitting the road with the likes of Good Old War, and Here We Go Magic. Be sure to catch them as they run through your town. And for all those San Francisco fans, go here for a special two-day pass for their two-night stint at The Fillmore.

Tour Dates:
Sat October 16, 2010 Toronto, ON, Phoenix Concert Theatre
Mon October 18, 2010, Buffalo, New York, The Town Ballroom
Tue October 19, 2010, Cleveland, Ohio, Beachland Ballroom & Tavern
Wed October 20, 2010, Pontiac, Michigan, Crofoot Ballroom
Thu October 21, 2010, Chicago, IL, The Vic Theatre
Fri October 22, 2010, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Turner Hall
Sat October 23, 2010, Minneapolis, Minnesota, First Avenue Main Room
Mon October 25, 2010, Omaha, Nebraska, The Waiting Room
Tue October 26, 2010, Boulder, CO, Boulder Theater
Wed October 27, 2010, Salt Lake City, Utah, Urban Lounge
Fri October 29, 2010, Seattle, WA, Showbox SoDo
Sat October 30, 2010, Vancouver, BC, Vogue Theater
Sun October 31, 2010, Eugene, Oregon, W.O.W. Hall
Tue November 2, 2010, Crystal Bay, Nevada, Crystal Bay Club Crown Room
Wed November 3, 2010, San Francisco, CA, Fillmore
Thu November 4, 2010, San Francisco, CA, Fillmore
Fri November 5, 2010, Los Angeles, CA, Wiltern Theatre
Sat November 6, 2010, Solana Beach, CA, Belly Up Tavern
Mon November 8, 2010, Flagstaff, AZ, Orpheum Theatre
Tue November 9, 2010, Alburquerque, New Mexico, Sunshine Theatre
Wed November 10, 2010, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Academy of Contemporary Music
Thu November 11, 2010, Dallas, TX, Palladium Showroom
Fri November 12, 2010, Austin, TX, Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
Sat November 13, 2010, Houston, TX, Warehouse Live