The Black Angels Premiere New Single “Evil Things”; Announce Spring Tour Dates

Psychadelic rock band The Black Angels are touring their butts off this spring. They’re a can’t-miss at the Austin Psych Fest at the end of April, but if you can’t make it out to the Lonestar State…well…they’re probably playing somewhere closer to you. The Austin, Texas-based foursome are set to release their fourth full-length album Indigo Meadow on April 2nd, recorded with producer John Congleton (David Byrne & St. Vincent, Clinic, Explosions In The Sky). In the meantime, they’re debuting the first single off the album, “Evil Things,” right now! And you can check it out here!  (more…)

Noise Pop 21 Kicks Off Tonight! – Opening Night Party at Rickshaw Stop, featuring Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth

The annual Noise Pop Music Festival in San Francisco is set to kick off tonight! The Opening Night Party for this independent culture expo will be at Rickshaw Stop on Fell Street, featuring Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth. Gordon’s new experimental group Body/Head, a collaboration with noise aficionado Bill Nace, is set to headline the kickoff show tonight (I know, calling Gordon’s music experimental at this point is a bit redundant). So head down to Fell Street in a few hours and get ready for a cacophony of experimental noise. These two music/noise revolutionaries will be supported by Horsebladder, Burmese, and Noel von Harmonson. Tickets only available at the door (we recommend showing up early). For more info, follow the jump: (more…)

Primus Announces Spring Tour…in 3D!

Les Claypool and the boys are back! Primus recently announced a spring tour, featuring a 3D-enhanced live musical performance and two sets per evening. This tour is being promoted as a full-on psychedelic experience. Primus teamed with 3D Live from Burbank, CA to create original 3D content for the tour. Audience members will be given 3D glasses in order to fully experience a visual and audio performance like no other. The band broke its 11-year studio hiatus with the release of Green Naugahyde last September, and apparently they haven’t satiated that creative itch just yet (like that’s even possible with these guys. I mean, we’re talking about Les Claypool after all). Follow the jump for full tour dates and more info: (more…)

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Robert Been joins The Call for a special two show reunion

The Call are getting back together for a special two show performance in April of this year.  The band is bringing Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s Robert Been on board for this special engagement.  Robert’s father, Michael Been, was a founding member of the band as their vocalist and bassist.  Robert will be honoring his father during this special two show run by performing on bass and vocals as well.  The Santa Cruz band disbanded in 1990, but Robert has been active in reviving the band since his father died in 2010.  Shows are scheduled in April at Slim’s in San Francisco and The Troubadour in West Hollywood.  Information on how to buy tickets for this very special event are available here. (more…)

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Show Alert: How to destroy angels_ @ Fox Theater (Pomona) 4/10 & Regency Ballroom (San Francisco) 4/18

Fans of How to destroy angels_ have been preparing for their live debut at Coachella 2013 for over a month now.  Looks like Coachella Weekend 1 warriors won’t be able to stake a claim to that fame anymore.  According to Goldenvoice’s April Southern California calendar, How to destroy angels_ will be debuting on April 10 at the Fox Theater in Pomona.  Get all of the info on that show and also the San Francisco show at the Regency Ballroom on April 18th. (more…)

Live Review: We Are The West @ Make-Out Room SF 2/17

In preparation of the release of their 2nd three song EP in a 4 part album of recordings, We Are The West, an LA based duo of acoustic guitar and stand-up bass, toured up and down California since the turn of 2013. I had chance to get a glimpse of their live show at an unruffled little venue settled in San Francisco’s Mission District called Make-Out Room, and have to say it was a chill and peaceful way to spend a Sunday evening.

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New Festival Alert: BottleRock @ Napa, CA 5/9-5/12

Rumors of a new Northern California festival swirled around during the month of January. And on February 3, 2013, Napa Valley locals and select others with the presale password can purchase passes to the inaugural BottleRock Festival in Napa, California. General sales begin February 10. Touting headliners Further, The Black Keys, Kings of Leon, and Zac Brown Band, and with a special kick-off show featuring Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, BottleRock has a stacked lineup with something for everyone. Hit the jump to find out who else is playing and how you can be part of the first of what will hopefully be many years with BottleRock. (more…)

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Wavves announces Afraid Of Heights LP release date, new single, and tour dates

We got a ton of Wavves news for you today.  Their forthcoming new album Afraid Of Heights is scheduled for a March 26th release via Mom + Pop/Warner Bros.  We also have the album cover, track listing, and a stream of the new single “Demon To Lean On”.  Ya, that’s kind of a lot to digest!  Take it all in here with some new music and ticket links to the San Francisco and LA shows.  2013 is going to be a big year for Wavves, and this next album will dictate which way the band goes from here. (more…)