June 18, 2018

Koto Kill: Riot At 45

London based electronic dance rock trio Koto Kill captured the unbridled joy of stumbling upon a cool 7" in a record store. Riot At 45 is abrasive, jubilant, and sexy. Produced by Gabriel Ralls the band locked into a upbeat groove, fired up the bass and guitar and made sure that the vocals were aimed straight at the gut.

Fingers crossed that is project featuring Beatrice Bonnano (vocals), Anelize Kunz (bass) and Mo Stellato (guitar) isn't a one-off. The dance floor could do with some raw rock excitement.

Claire Watts: Landmark

photo: David Olstrum

Irish folk singer Claire Watts is an avid fan of tradtitonal muisc and tis shows on her new album Landmark. The title track from her new album Landmark is a gentle heartfelt tribute to the love of her life, the man who is her "North Star"and "compass of my heart, featuring the acoustic guitar and the backing vocals of husband Gerry Hegarty. She understands the lure of the big city, but when push comes to shove she prefers the country side in My Heart Lies In Miltown Malbay, a sentiment that pops up again in A Life Beyond The Sea.

Her vocals range allow her to keep up with the luscious strings. Landmark is a mellow album that is quintessentially Irish. She is a singer who can tell intimate, personal tales about universal themes. Don't be surprised when fellow artist will decide to cover The Sand Is A Different Colour Here and Panda Eyes & Broken Skies, the lyrical high points of the album, tracks than can stand alone as pieces of intimate poetry.

June 17, 2018

Chris Robinson Brotherhood: September tour dates

Roots rockers Chris Robinson Brotherhood have added a bunch of dates in September to their busy touring schedule. They will be recording songs for their next studio album at Brotherhood Arts Laboratory in Unicorn, CA.

Live dates:
  • 06/22 Vitoria-Gasteiz, ES @ Azkena Rock Festival
  • 07/08 Quincy, CA @ High Sierra Music Festival
  • 07/09 Tustin, CA @ Marty’s On Newport
  • 07/10 Tustin, CA @ Marty’s On Newport
  • 07/12 San Luis Obispo, CA @ Fremont Theatre
  • 07/14 Flagstaff, AZ @ Orpheum Theatre
  • 07/15 Telluride, CO @ Ride Festival

Snowstar Records: 15th anniversary shows in Utrecht and Groningen

Dutch indie label Snowstar Records will their 15th anniversary with shows in Utrecht and Groningen in December.

Live dates:
  • 12/08 TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht
    (I Am Oak, Kim Janssen, Donna Blue)
  • 12/14 Vera, Groningen
    (Town of Saints, I Am Oak. Kim Janssen)

» snowstar.nl

June 16, 2018

Jeff Tweedy: solo tour dates

Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy will be on the road on his own for a bunch of mainly acoustic shows.

Live dates:
  • 06/17 Croton-on-Hudson, NY @ Clearwater Festival
  • 08/05 Missoula, MT @ Travelers’ Rest Festival
  • 08/17 Lyons, CO @ Rocky Mountain Folks Festival
  • 08/31 Withshire, UK @ End of the Road Festival
  • 09/02 Vlieland, Netherlands @ Into The Great Wide Open
  • 09/03 Utrecht, Netherlands @ TivoliVredenberg Grote Zaal
  • 09/04 Antwerp, Belgium @ Openluchttheater Rivierenhof
  • 09/06 Oslo, Norway @ Sentrum Scene