Wampire are a quintet now — a “real band,” if you will — and “Wizard Staff,” the lead single from sophomore full-length Bazaar, sounds a little more like serious business. Co-founder Eric Phipps even described his state of being during the album’s creation as “a Kafka-esque insomniac musical novelist,” which is some real artiste shit. The playful throwback kitsch that the band made its name on remains a primary factor, though. In fact, by virtue of its sax flourishes, “Wizard Staff” might be the most fun you’ve ever had with Wampire. - Stereogum premiere
Don’t miss their live show this Saturday Oct. 4, 2014!
(via wampiremusic on Tumblr)
To capture the new sounds on The Last Bison’s upcoming album titled VA (pronounced Virginia), the band spent many days and nights in an old A-frame cabin. The cabin, called “the Wigwam” sits on a summer camp on the edge of the Great Dismal Swamp near the band’s home in Chesapeake, Virginia. The pine-lined walls and high-lofted beams became home to a temporary studio where front man Ben Hardesty says, “We had freedom to explore and create without the time constraints we lived under on previous projects.” Out of this rustic cabin emerged a collection of music with booming organic drums and energy beyond anything on their previous work
Get lost in footage from The Last Bison’s recording process inside the Wigwam, then catch them live at the Entry this Friday!
The 4th bi-annual Tribute to Gillian Welch is tomorrow (10/1) at the Turf!
Seven bands, all Gillian songs, all night!
- 7:30 jon rodine
- 8:15 rod bellville
- 9:00 i like you
- 9:45 calamity and the owl
- 10:30 katey bellville
- 11:15 pistol whippin party penguins
- 12:00 tree party
@ the Turf Club!
Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014
Never bought in, never sold out.
Original Southern California Punk/Surf Power Trio AGENT ORANGE has been around since forever.
Thurs. Oct 2, 2014
Coming to the 7th Street Entry 10/1/14:
MUTUAL BENEFIT, with special guests Ricky Eat Acid and Har-Di-Har
After releasing various limited edition EPs and playing scores of house shows, Jordan Lee completed his debut album, Love’s Crushing Diamond, a record of lush, watery, pop songs, pieced together over the past several years and inspired by the kinetic energy, goodbyes, and blurred landscapes of life on the road.
Tonight in the Entry: DROWNERS, with special guests Bully
Dr. Martens #STANDFORSOMETHING Tour 2014
While Drowners’ frontman Matthew Hitt is responsible for the elegantly understated lyrics throughout the album – the kind that adhere to his Salinger-esque economy of words – he professes that everything changed as soon as recording began. When Hitt, Jack Ridley III (guitar, vocals) and Erik Lee Snyder (bass) began to play, Hitt’s initial blueprint and the band’s extensive punk music background melded.
“Our live shows are a lot more aggressive,” Hitt emphasises, “With the album, we wanted to create like a sort of layered, fleshed out live show.” The result is an album that toes the line between music that sweeps the listener up, and lyrics that beg for their deep sensitivity and understanding. “Whether you think something is good or not is if you respond to it,” says Hitt. “I wanted to ellicit a response, but I want them to get whatever they want from it.”
ON SALE: Friday, September 26 at 10:00am CT
|Hozier||Mainroom||FRI FEB 20|
ON SALE: Friday, September 26 at noon CT
|PremRock ‘A Clean, Well-Lighted Tour'||Turf Club||SUN OCT 19|
|Trout Steak Revival||7th St Entry||THU NOV 6|
|Tantric Blue Rooms Archives Tour||7th St Entry||TUE NOV 18|
|Galactic||Mainroom||THU FEB 5|
ON SALE: NOW
|Porches. | Frankie Cosmos (early show)||7th St Entry||SAT SEPT 27|
|Odesza (moved from Triple Rock)||Mainroom||SUN OCT 12|
|Indigenous Peoples Day Hip-Hop Showcase||7th St Entry||SUN OCT 12|
|The Blind Shake Tour Kickoff||7th St Entry||FRI OCT 17|
|Elena||7th St Entry||SUN OCT 19|
|Deep Pool CD Release Show||Turf Club||WED OCT 22|
|Laulu EP Release Show||7th St Entry||SUN OCT 26|
|HELLOween with #MPLS and Nooky Jones||7th St Entry||FRI OCT 31|
|Mike Mictlan HELLA FRREAL Release Show||7th St Entry||SAT NOV 1|