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WATCH// Viet Cong Premiere New Live Video for “Silhouettes” and Announce World Tour

Recently long listed for the 2015 Polaris Award, Viet Cong haven’t stayed still since their critically acclaimed debut self-titled album was released earlier this year. A broken hand couldn’t even stop a commanding and powerful run of SXSW shows and since then Viet Cong have toured extensively, selling out venues around the world and proving time and time again why they are one of the most exciting bands to emerge in 2015.

Today Viet Cong are announcing more dates as part of their endless world tour including stops at Pitchfork Festival, Basilica in upstate New York, WayHome Fest, Green Man, ATP, and many more. They are now adding shows including Seattle, Vancouver, San Francisco (at Treasure Island Festival), Le Guess Who in NL and Pop Montreal to that list. All tour dates can be found below.

Additionally, they are announcing a new role – as curators of Sonic City Festival 2015 in De Kreun, Belgium. Taking over the reins after previous curators Liars, Deerhoof, Dälek, SUUNS, Beak> and James Holden, Viet Cong are selecting this year’s lineup – the first wave of which includes Chelsea Wolfe, Metz, Lightning Bolt, Suuns + Jerusalem In My Heart, Protomartyr and Shabazz Palaces.

Since Viet Cong’s release back in January music fans and critics have been hailing the album as one of the most important records in recent years. It’s also been making its way onto various mid year Best Of 2015 lists, Stereogum write “This is a tense record, but all of its unease is pulled taught by Viet Cong’s meticulously-ordered, audacious arrangements. They envelop you.” Spin included the album in their coverage telling us Viet Cong, a krautrock/garage/psych/noise/post-punk amalgam that basically operates under its own ecosystem…. Considering the record’s ambitious, desolate scope, maybe Viet Cong tried to write the last post-punk album – and it would be okay if that turned out to be the case?” Gorilla vs Bear also featured the album at number 19 on favorite albums of 2015 so far and Paste named the track “March Of Progress” as one of the 25 Best Songs of 2015 (So Far) saying “…the track captures everything that makes the band so captivating.”

World Tour Dates (tix and info here: http://bit.ly/vcong_tour)

7.17.15 – Festival D’Ete De Quebec – Quebec, QC

7.19.15 – Pitchfork Music Festival – Chicago, IL

7.21.15 – The Woodward Theatre – Cincinnati, OH *

7.22.15 – The Basement – Columbus, OH *

7.23.15 – Studio @ Waiting Room – Buffalo, NY *

7.24.15 – WayHome Music & Arts Festival – Oro-Medonte, ON

7.26.15 – Mo Pop – Detroit, MI

7.31.15 – Osheaga Festival – Montreal QC

8.1.15 – Pickathon – Happy Valley, OR

8.12.15 – John Dee – Oslo, NO

8.13.15 – Way Out West Festival 2015 – Gotenborg, SE

8.14.15 – Haldern Pop – Haldern, DE

8.15.15 – MS Artville Manifest – Hamburg, DE

8.16.15 – La Route Du Rock – St. Malo, FR

8.19.15 – Scala – London, UK

8.20.15 – Krakow Live – Krakow, PL

8.21.15 – Green Man Festival – Brecon Beacons, Wales

8.22.15 – Pukkelpop Festival – Hasselt, BE

8.23.15 – Lowlands Festival – Biddinghuizen, NL

8.25.15 – Exit 07 – Luxemburg, LU

8.27.15 – NoD – Prague, CZ

8.28.15 – A38 – Budapest, HU

8.29.15 – Mocvara Club – Zagreb, CR

8.30.15 – Gala Hala – Ljublijana, SL

8.31.15 – Chelsea – Vienna, AT

9.02.15 – Six D.O.G.S – Athens, GR

9.04.15 – La Batie – Geneva, CH

9.06.15 – Electric Picnic – Dublin, IRL

9.11.15 – Basilica Soundscape – Hudson, NY

9.12.15 – Supercrawl – Hamilton, ON

9.14.15 – Le Cercle – Quebec, QC **

9.15.15 – Capital Bar – Fredericton, NB **

9.16.15 – Gus’ Pub – Halifax, NS **

9.17.15 – SPACE Gallery – Portland, ME **

9.18.15 – Theatre Fairmount – Montreal, QC **

9.20.15 – Mansion – Kingston, ON **

9.23.15 – Cactus Club – Milwaukee, IL **

9.24.15 – 7th St Entry – Minneapolis, MN **

9.27.15 – The Aquarium – Fargo, ND

10.14.15 – Cobalt – Vancouver, BC

10.15.15 – Cobalt – Vancouver, BC

10.16.15 – Neumos – Seattle, WA

10.18.15 – Treasure Island Festival – San Francisco, CA

10.20.15 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR

11.06.15 – Fun Fun Fun Fest – Austin, TX

11.19.15 – Vera – Gronignen, NE

11.20.15 – Le Guess Who – Utrecht, NE

11.21.15 – Sonic City Festival – Kortrijk, Belgium

11.23.15 – Le Cargo – Caen, FR

11.24.15 – 106 – Rouen, FR

11.25.15 – Ramsgate Music Hall – Ramsgate, UK

11.27.15 – All Tomorrow’s Parties – Pontins, Wales

*w/ Metz + Crosss

** w/ Greys

TOUR UPDATE // Sharon Van Etten Adds US + EU dates, Watch “Every Time the Sun Comes Up” Live At St. Pancras Old Church




Sharon Van Etten continues her tour supporting her new album Are We There, one of the most critically acclaimed albums out this year so far including The New York Times writing “Her voice is wide open, proudly martyred, holding back nothing.” She has added US and EU dates for next fall and a winter with a full list below. To get a sense of the new songs live, she has shared a special video of her playing “Every Time the Sun Comes Up” live at St. Pancras Old Church in London . You can watch the video above or here on YouTube.

TOUR DATES:
[all tickets: jagjaguwar.com/tour]
6/24 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
6/25 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
6/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
6/29 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
6/30 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
7/02 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
7/03 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
7/05 – George, WA @ Sasquatch Festival
7/06 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
7/08 – Calgary, AB @ Republik
7/09 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
7/14 – Fargo, ND @ Aquarium
7/16 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
7/17 – Madison, WI @ University of Wisconsin
7/18 – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival
7/19 – Sun. July 20 – Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival
8/07 – Sun. Aug. 9 – Goteborg, SE @ Way Out West
8/09 – Olso, NO @ Øyafestivalen
8/12 – Bezirk-Landstrasse, AU @ Arena Wien Open Air
8/15 – Hasselt, BE @ Pukkelpop
8/16 – Crickhowell, UK @ Glanusk Park – Green Man Festival

10/07 – ON – Toronto @ The Opera House
10/08 – MI – Ferndale @ The Loving Touch
10/09 – OH – Columbus @ Wexner Center for the Arts
10/13 – IA – Iowa City @ Gabe’s Oasis
10/14 – IL – Champaign @ Highdive
10/15 – MO – St Louis @ The Luminary Center for the Arts
10/17 – TX – Dallas @ The Kessler Theatre
10/18 – TX – Austin @ The Mohawk
10/20 – GA – Atlanta @ The Earl
10/21 – NC – Asheville @ Grey Eagle
10/23 – NC – Carrboro @ Cat’s Cradle
10/24 – VA – Charlottesville @ Jefferson Theater
10/25 – MD – Baltimore @ Ottobar
11/16 – BE – Hasselt @ Muziekodroom
11/17 – DE – Hamburg @ Prinzenbar
11/18 – DK – Copenhagen @ Vega
11/20 – NL – Groningen @ Vera
11/21 – BE – Gent @ Handelsbeurs
11/24 – UK – Manchester @ Cathedral
11/25 – UK – Glasgow @ Art School
11/26 – UK – Birmingham @ Library
12/01 – FR – Paris @ La Maroquinerie
12/02 – DE – Stuttgart @ 1210
12/04 – CH – Lausanne @ Bogen F
12/05 – IT – Basel @ Kaserne-Rosstall
12/06 – IT – Bologna @ Covo
12/08 – IT – Milan @ Salumeria della Musica
12/10 – ES – Barcelona @ Foyer del Gran Teatre del Liceu de Barcelona
12/11 – ES – Madrid @ Teatro Lara – American Autumn

WATCH // Oneida Share Live Video, Announce EU & UK Tour Dates

Oneida are celebrating their 15th year as a band (WOW!). How exactly are they celebrating? GOING ON TOUR in support of their latest album, A List Of The Burning Mountains! The band has shared a handful of European dates with us, plus a brand new live video – shot during their anniversary show at Secret Project Robot last December. Stream the video above and check out the tour dates below!

TOUR DATES:
03/15/13 London, UK – Corsica Studios
03/16/13 Oslo, NO – Bla
03/17/13 Copenhagen, DK – Jazzhouse
03/18/13 Berlin, DE – Comet Club
03/19/13 Prague, CZ – Chapeau Rouge
03/20/13 Munich, DE – Feierwerk
03/21/13 Milan, IT – Magnolia
03/22/13 Ravenna, IT – Bronson
03/23/13 Rome, IT – Circolo Degli Artisti
03/24/13 Cagliari, IT – Interno 24
06/14/13 Brooklyn, NY – Northside Festival

Kanye West + Justin Vernon: Hawaii 10.0

Courtesy of Complex

Courtesy of Complex

Everyone under the music sun with a blog, column or twitter has weighed in with their Kanye West thoughts this week. I have been reading articles and reviews for many hours – searching through video footage, Ivanka Trump’s twitter, cameraphone pictures and glowing reviews.  The dust is settling and a clear picture is emerging of what exactly happened last night.

Part of me wonders if Kanye West fans will listen to My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy or look at the film from last night’s show at the Bowery Ballroom and find themselves on this website, wondering who Justin Vernon is.

In that case, welcome!  For the rest of you Bon Iver fans who read this blog anyway, I’ve got tremendous findings including interviews, photographs and youtubes that are insightful, interesting and more than a bit mindblowing.

We put the pussy in a sarcophagus after the jump!

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Watch Black Mountain Play Live on Swedish National Television

The Swedish television show Klubbland recently filmed Black Mountain playing in Copenhagen.  Did you know Sweden basically has a Hulu that broadcasts awesome rock concerts, some of them featuring Jagjaguwar artists? WHAT WILL YOU COME UP WITH NEXT, SWEDEN?  Affordable modern furniture?  Mysterious blond duos with insatiable appetites for Lil Wayne and Akon?  LISBETH SALANDER?!!!!

You can watch the entire 20-minute show below, or head to the website to watch the three songs (“Wilderness Heart,” “Queens Will Play” and “Don’t Run Our Hearts Around”) individually.  The 20-minute version comes with a nice intro and interview featuring Steve McBean before the show.

Is it worth it?

Well, I always enjoy playing live.  I don’t always enjoy all the sitting around, but, you know, it’s better than working at Dairy Queen.

Boys Life by Small Black
No One Wants It To Happen To You by Small Black
Words by Sharon Van Etten
Druganaut by Black Mountain
Black Mountain (Demo) by Black Mountain
Surrender by Briana Marela
I Don't Want to Let You Down by Sharon Van Etten
Just Like Blood by Sharon Van Etten
Multi-Love by Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Can't Keep Checking My Phone by Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Continental Shelf by Viet Cong
Silhouettes by Viet Cong

Ur Life One Night by Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Surrender by Briana Marela

Multi-Love by Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Neverending Fountain by S. Carey

Viet Cong
Ljublijana, SL - Gala Hala

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