Over 20 years in the making, singer songwriter Glen Hansard is releasing his first ever solo album, Rhythm and Repose, on Anti- Records June 19. Best known for his work with The Frames, The Swell Season and in the feature film Once, for which he won an Academy Award, Rhythm and Repose is Hansard’s debut solo album and first album of new material since his 2009 release Strict Joy with The Swell Season.
JD McPherson will play the Blind Pig in Ann Arbor, Michigan on July 26th.
From his website:With an unaffected take on vital American music and a voice that channels the spirit of Little Richard and James Brown - JD McPherson and HiStyle Records present traditional Rhythm & Blues and Rock N’ Roll with fresh, exciting songwriting.
On June 12th, The Tallest Man On Earth will release "There's No Leaving Now", the follow-up to his sophomore LP The Wild Hunt. The Tallest Man on Earth has scheduled some summer tour dates in the U.S. including a stop in Columbus at the Wexner Center on August 2nd.
There’s No Leaving Now Tracklist:
1. To Just Grow Away
2. Revelation Blues
3. Leading Me Now
5. Bright Lanterns
6. There’s No Leaving Now
7. Wind and Walls
8. Little Brother
10. On Every Page
The Tallest Man on Earth 2012 Tour Dates:
7/23 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
7/24 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
7/25 – Saxapahaw, NC @ Haw River Ballroom
7/26 – Washington, DC @ 930 Club
7/28 – Danbury, CT @ Heirloom Arts Theatre
7/29 – Newport, RI @ Newport Folk Festival
7/30 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
8/1 – Pittsburgh PA @ Hazlett Theatre 8/2 – Columbus, OH @ Wexner Center
8/4 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
8/5 – Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater
8/6 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Shovels & Rope are scheduled to play The Ottawa Tavern in Toledo, OH on May 31st.
Shovels & Rope is a Charleston, South Carolina-based duo consisting
of Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent. They perform as an energetic
two-piece band, stirring up a righteous racket with two old guitars, a
handful of harmonicas, the occasional keyboard, and a junkyard drum kit
harvested from an actual garbage heap and adorned with tambourines,
flowers and kitchen rags.
My Morning Jacket will be joined by Band Of Horses on a summer tour that kicks off after they curate the Forecastle Festival in their hometown of Louisville and perform at the Newport Folk Festival. The tour brings them to several midwest cities including the LC Pavilion in Columbus on August 12th and Meadowbrook near Detroit on August 14th.
My Morning Jacket 2012 Tour Dates
7/14 – Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival
7/28 – Newport, RI @ Newport Folk Festival
8/3 – Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Ampitheatre *^
8/4 – Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Ampitheatre *^
8/6 – Kansas City, MO @ Starlite Ampitheater *
8/7 – Lincoln, NE @ Pinewood Bowl Ampitheater *
8/8 – St. Louis, MO @ Peabody Opera House *
8/10 – Minneapolis, MN @ Somerset Ampitheater *#
8/12 – Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion *
8/14 – Detroit, MI @ Meadow Brook *
8/15 – Toronto, ON @ Echo Beach *
8/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center *
8/18 – Washington, DC @ Merriweather Post Pavilion *
8/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Williamsburg Park !
8/21 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE *
8/22 – Chicago, IL @ Pritzker Pavilion *
8/24 – Atlanta, GA @ Verizon Wireless Ampitheater *
8/25 – Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Uptown Ampitheater *
8/26 – Raleigh, NC @ Raleigh Ampitheater *
* = w/ Band of Horses
^ = w/ Trombone Shorty
# = w/ Trampled By Turtles
! = w/ Shabazz Palaces
On April 27, 2012 at 9PM ET/6PM PT, watch as the Oscar nominated actor and filmmaker Gary Oldman directs a live stream of Jack White's show from New York City's iconic Webster Hall. Be sure to tune in to be a part of this landmark music event and watch the show online at www.youtube.JackWhiteVEVO
Horse Feathers, led by singer-songwriter Justin Ringle and longtime collaborator, violinist Nathan Crockett, broadens their sonic palette on Cynic’s New Year to include 11 musicians playing instruments including drums, French horn, piano, bells, upright bass and banjo. The album was recorded at Portland’s Miracle Lake Studios with producer Skyler Norwood (Blind Pilot, Talkdemonic) as well as at Ringle’s own Hawthorne Park studio. Praised by NYLON for their “delicately wrought and rustic tales of promise and woe,” the group’s three previous releases have garnered critical acclaim with The Onion noting that Ringle adds “both pathos and mystery with his sometimes high, sometimes whispery, always creaky voice,” while Mother Jones hails the group’s “impressionistic lullabies barbed with staccato strings, flourishing under Ringle’s hopeful intonations.” Paper adds “Horse Feathers’ string-heavy folk music has a beautiful classic Americana sound.”
Horse Feathers was formed after Justin Ringle moved to Portland in 2004. Having played with rock bands in his native Idaho, Ringle found himself drawn to a softer, more folk-based sound in the Pacific Northwest. He began combining stark lyrics (he cites Cormac McCarthy as an influence) with subtle acoustic arrangements and in 2006 released the first Horse Feathers album, Words are Dead, which was nominated for Americana Album of the Year by the Plug Awards. This was followed by 2008’s House With No Home, the band’s first release on Kill Rock Stars, and 2010’s Thistled Spring. The title track from Thistled Spring was named an NPR Song of the Day: “There’s a clear and present disconnect between the soothingly majestic beauty of Horse Feathers’ music and Ringle’s words…but Horse Feathers’ members understand with clarity how much richer ‘Thistled Spring’ is for its darker shading.”
Horse Feathers Tour Dates: 4/13 Sam Bonds Eugene, OR 4/14 Grand Theater Salem, OR 4/15 Red Room Spokane, WA 4/17 Tower Theater Pullman, WA 4/18 Shakedown Bellingham, WA 4/19 Biltmore Vancouver, BC 4/20 The Barboza Seattle, WA 4/21 Aladdin Theater Portland, OR 4/24 7th St. Entry Minneapolis, MN 4/25 High Noon Saloon Madison, WI 4/26 Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL 4/27 The Ark Ann Arbor, MI 4/28 Founders Grand Rapids, MI 4/29 The Horseshoe Toronto, ON 5/1 Maverick’s Ottawa, ON 5/2 Il Motor Montreal, QC 5/3 Higher Ground Burlington, VT 5/4 Iron Horse Northampton, MA 5/5 Brighton Music Hall Boston, MA 5/6 The Met Providence, RI 5/7 Café Nine New Haven, CT 5/9 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY 5/10 Johnny Brenda’s Philadelphia, PA 5/11 Black Cat Washington, DC 5/12 The Southern Charlottesville, VA 5/15 Local 506 Raleigh, NC 5/16 Grey Eagle Asheville, NC 5/17 The EARL Atlanta, GA 5/18 The Basement Nashville, TN 5/19 Cosmic Charlie’s Lexington, KY 5/20 Nelsonville Music Festival Nelsonville, OH 5/22 The Firehouse North Manchester, IN 5/23 The Bishop Bloomington, IN 5/24 The Firebird St. Louis, MO 5/26 Bluebird Theater Denver, CO 5/27 Low Spirits Albuquerque, NM 5/28 Crescent Ballroom Phoenix, AZ 5/30 The Casbah San Diego, CA 5/31 The Echo Los Angeles, CA 6/1 Crepe Place Santa Cruz, CA 6/2 The Independent San Francisco, CA 6/3 Origami Lounge Chico, CA