Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Dodos announce new album 'Individ,' winter tour

San Francisco rockers The Dodos will release their sixth studio album on January 27 titled Individ and then they'll hit the road on a North American tour in support.

The band will return to the Triangle to play The Pinhook in Durham on Monday, February 23. Tickets are on sale now via Ticketfly for $12.

Check out the new song "Competition" from the album Individ below.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Merge Records releasing Will Butler's debut 'Policy' in March

Arcade Fire's Will Butler will release his first solo album this spring and he'll stick with Merge Records to get it to the public.

The album it titled Policy and will be out on March 10 in the US and March 16 in Europe. Arcade fire drummer Jeremy Gara played drums on the record and most other instruments except woodwinds and some backing vocals were performed by Butler.

Check out the rollicking rocker "Take My Side" from Policy below along with a short teaser video for the album.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Idina Menzel announces 2015 tour, coming to Raleigh

Actress and singer Idina Menzel, best known these days as the voice of Elsa in Frozen, has just announced a big 2015 tour that will take her across North America from July through early October.

Menzel will play the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh on Wednesday, July 22. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, December 5, via the Duke Energy Center box office and Ticketmaster for $38 to $99.50. There are various pre-sales that will begin as early as 10 a.m. on Monday, December 1.

In addition to the success of Frozen including the signature song "Let It Go," sung by Menzel, winning the Oscar for best original song, Menzel has stayed very busy starring in a new Broadway musical If/Then this year and releasing a holiday album titled Holiday Wishes.

Ex Hex announces winter tour, coming to Raleigh

D.C. rockers Ex Hex have only been a band since last year but in a short amount of time they've worked and toured practically non-stop. They released their debut album Rips earlier this year (check out the album review HERE) and are heading back out on the road on a southern tour in January.

The band will return to the Triangle to play Kings in Raleigh on Saturday, January 3. Birds of Avalon  and See Gulls will open. Tickets are on sale now via Etix for $10.

The band recently performed on Late Night with Seth Meyers. Check out their performances of "Don't Wanna Lose" and "Hot and Cold" from the show below.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Video: Sylvan Esso plays "Coffee" & "Hey Mami" on Conan

Hiss Golden Messenger weren't the only Triangle rising stars that hit the late night circuit recently. Last week Sylvan Esso made their second U.S. television appearance performing on Conan.

The duo performed the song "Coffee" for the broadcast and then taped a performance of "Hey Mami" exclusively for the web. Check out both performances below.

Sylvan Esso doesn't haven't any Triangle shows currently on their schedule but they will play Charlotte and Charlottesville in the new year. Check out the tour schedule below.