Ivan & Alyosha Slot Additional Tour Dates

Fresh off a successful gig at the NXNE festival in Toronto this past weekend, Ivan & Alyosha have announce a number of additional tour dates in July and August with Brandi Carlile, as well as appearances at the Midpoint and Pygmalion music festivals in September. The Seattle band was jus on the road in the North East, taking part in New York City’s iconic River to River festival, before heading south for shows in Georgia and Tennessee. Check out the full list of dates down below.

28 – Bellingham, WA – Mount Baker Theatre*

29 – Seattle, WA – Woodland Park Zoo*

30 – Portland, OR – Portland Zoo Amphitheatre*


01 – Chico, CA – El Rey Theatre*

02 – Lake Tahoe, NV – Montbleu Casino*

05 – Sandpoint, ID – Festival at Sandpoint*

09 – Bozeman, MT – Emerson Cultural Center*

12 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown*

13 – Apple Valley, MN -Weesner Amphitheatre*

14 – Duluth, MN – Clyde Iron Works*

16 – Fargo, ND – Fargo Theatre*

20 -Aspen, CO – Belly Up*

21 – Salt Lake City, UT – Red Butte*

23 – Eugene, OR – Jaqua Concert Hall*


23 – Urbana, IL – Pygmalion Festival

24 – Cincinnati, OH – Midpoint Music Festival

* = w/ Brandi Carlile


NXNE Announces 2011 Line Up

North By Northeast (NXNE) recently announced the second wave of bands for the 17th edition of the festival, taking over Toronto June 13-19, 2011. Now confirmed for the event are Devo, Descendents, Stars, The Pharcyde, Men Without Hats, Digable Planets, Twin Shadow, OFF!, Art Brut, Shad, Land of Talk, Chad VanGaalen, and Cults. They join previously announced acts that include The Dodos, Deerhoof, Hot Water Music, The Bouncing Souls, and Anti-Flag, Dum Dum Girls and others.

All NXNE Festival passes and wristbands are now on sale, available at www.nxne.com. Early-bird pricing for NXNE Priority Passes is available through April 25. And, the complete NXNE Music line-up and schedule, NXNE Film schedule and additional NXNE Interactive programming will be announced over the next few weeks. Stay tuned!

NXNE Announces SXSW Showcase

NXNE has announced their SXSW showcase. Held on March 18th at Club Deville, and the roster features a very eclectic mix of names.

The scheduled showcase looks like this:

1, 2, 3 (8 pm): A band that brings a mix of pop, soul, punk and blues

Still Corners (9 pm): Prepping for their new album, out sometime in the early part of this year.

Gram Rabbit (10 pm): Band that loves psychedelic pop as much as it loves to play psychedelic pop.

Candy Golde (11 pm): A Chicago supergroup featuring Rick Rizzo, John Stirratt, Bun E. Carlos and Nick Tremulis.

PS I Love You (12 am): The band’s “Meet Me at Muster Station” was met with highly favorable reviews.

Men Without Hats (1 am): Montreal group that formed back in the ’80’s. Created hits like “Pop Goes the World” and “The Safety Dance.”