Thursday, August 21, 2014

The Jayhawks announce fall tour, coming to Carrboro

Minnesota alt country mainstays The Jayhawks reissued three of their albums, Sound of Lies, Smile and Rainy Day Music, as expanded editions with bonus tracks earlier this summer with vinyl reissues coming on September 30. To support the reissues, the 1997 lineup of the band consisting of Gary Louris, Marc Perlman, Tim O'Reagan, Karen Grotberg and Kraig Johnson will hit the road this fall.

The band will play the Cat's Cradle in Carrboro on Wednesday, October 22. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 22, via Ticketfly for $22.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

New music from Hiss Golden Messenger - "Mahogany Dread"

The new Hiss Golden Messenger album Lateness of Dancers is just three weeks from hitting the streets. It's out on September 9, and another new song from the album has just been released.

Check out the album's third track "Mahogany Dread" below. If you haven't already checked out the previously released songs, check out "Saturday's Song" HERE and a live performance of "Lucia" HERE.

Hiss Golden Messenger will play the Cat's Cradle in Carrboro on Saturday, September 13, with Strand of Oaks and Alexandra Sauser-Monnig. Tickets are available via Ticketfly for $12.

Meat Puppets & Cass McCombs announce fall co-headline tour

Veteran rockers Meat Puppets are teaming up with singer-songwriter Cass McCombs for a fall co-headline tour that will take the bands across the country.

The pair will play Local 506 in Chapel Hill on Tuesday, November 4. Tickets are on sale now via Ticketfly for $17.

Check out the song "Down" from Meat Puppets' latest album Rat Farm as well as the music video for "Big Wheel" from McCombs' latest album Big Wheel and Others below.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Twerps sign with Merge, release new EP

Australian indie pop band Twerps have signed with Merge Records who will release the band's next full-length album in early 2015. But you don't have to wait until then for new music because in addition to announcing that the band joined the label's roster today, Merge also released a new EP from the band.

The new eight-track EP is titled Underlay and is available via the usual digital outlets now. You can also stream the entire EP via the Soundcloud widget below for a limited time.

Album Review: David Kilgour and the Heavy Eights - End Times Undone

The opening track to David Kilgour and the Heavy Eights’ End Times Undone fades in quietly as if trying not to disturb and to pretend that it was playing the whole time.

When it’s sure it has been noticed, the opening track “Like Rain” kicks into a slightly higher gear. It’s still relaxed, but there’s a vibrance to this song - and to the album as a whole - that makes End Times Undone feel more alive than its 2011 predecessor Left By Soft.

The best example of this comes on the next song, “Lose Myself in Sound.” The opening guitar splashes aggressively, but it’s cut off quickly and allowed to ring while the percussion begins to drive the song underneath all the swirling tones and colors.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Method Man & Redman announce fall tour, coming to Raleigh

Hip hop icons Method Man and Redman are heading out this fall on the Smokers Club Tour and one stop on their outing will be right here in the Triangle.

The pair will play the Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh on Friday, November 21. B-Real of Cypress Hill, Berner, and Mick Jenkins will open. Tickets are on sale now via Etix for $30.

Method Man and Redman are working a new album titled Blackout 3, the follow-up to 2009's Blackout 2, but they are each also working on new solo albums. There is no word yet on when these new albums will be out.