Bill Callahan Releases New Album And Announces Tour Dates

Bill Callahan, also known as Smog, is a lo-fi underground rock artist best known for releasing Jandek-influenced experimental rock before growing more nuanced and “professional” sounding as his career has progressed.

Drag City, his longtime label, just released latest album Apocalypse on April 5th in preparation for a nationwide tour! Check out the song “Baby’s Breath” here and tour dates below!

Tour Dates

Mon. May 2 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
Tue. June 14 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad
Wed. June 15 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room
Thu. June 16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
Fri. June 17 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Soho
Sat. June 18 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
Sun. June 19 – Big Sur, CA @ Henry Miller Library
Wed. June 22 – Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s
Mon. June 27 – Denver, CO @ High Dive
Fri. July 1 – Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center
Sun. July 3 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
Fri. July 8 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Andy Warhol Museum
Sun. July 10 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
Mon. July 11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Tue. July 12 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Fri. Aug. 5 – Sat. Aug. 6 – Portland, OR @ Pickathon

Prussia Announce Tour Dates And Release EP

Detroit indie-pop outfit Prussia are known for their energetic arrangements and catchy harmonies, having honed their skills touring with such bands as Beach House and Dr. Dog. Their upcoming release, Poor English, looks to expand on this style while incorporating a darker tone to their lyricism. To promote this album, the group will embark on a North American tour including a show in their home state of Michigan with tUnE-YaRdS!

Check out their Myspace and tour dates below!

Tour Dates

3.30 Cafe Bourbon St.- Columbus, OH*
3.31 Bugjar- Rochester, NY*
4.01 BATV- Boston, MA*
4.02 Machines with Magnets- Providence, RI*
4.03 Cake Shop- Brooklyn, NY*
4.04 Death By Audio- Brooklyn, NY*
4.05 Danger Danger- Philadelphia, PA*
4.06 Golden West- Baltimore, MD*
4.07 Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar- Charlottesville, VA*
4.08 Tipsy- Greenville, NC*
4.09 Highland Inn Ballroom- Atlanta, GA*
4.10 JJ’s – Chattanooga, TN*
4.11 The End – Nashville, TN*
4.12 Cosmic Charlie’s – Lexington, KY*
4.13 Ottawa Tavern- Toldeo, OH*
4.14 Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL
4.15 Mexican Sans Frontiere- Grand Rapids, MI
5.10 Lincoln Hall- Chicago, IL#
5.11 Crofoot- Pontiac, MI#

* with Child Bite
#tUnE-YaRdS

CMJ 2010 Photos: Modern Mystery & The Musebox CMJ Party featuring The Twees


We threw a huge party to end CMJ with our friends at The Musebox on Sunday night to close out the fest. In the depths of Brooklyn at the McKibben Lofts we had performances by The Twees, The Lines, Wyldlife, SHAPES, Etta Place, The Static Jacks, and Reckless Sons. The place was packed, smokey, and ready to rock out. A VERY special thanks to Jason Abrishami (also in the amazing band, The Twees) for putting his blood, sweat and tears into this event. Take a look at all the photos RIGHT HERE!

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Almost a year ago we started this little blog and quite frankily never knew how much it would take off. To celebrate our 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY this coming September 4th, we are giving back something to our fans.  Polyvinyl and a few other labels have sent us a ton of cds to give away, everything from Of Montreal to The Headlights, as well as posters, stickers and other goodies.

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The contest ends September 3rd at Midnight and the Winner will be announced on September 4th, our Anniversary.