Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile Announce New Release + Tour Dates

Two immense talents who have forged a creative bond, Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile, have announced that they will be releasing a new collaboration as well as heading out on the road together in the fall.  The album, as yet untitled, will feature music recorded in eight days over a 15 month period.

Vile announced the tour on his Twitter page:

Barnett posted on her Twitter page:

Barnett and Vile will be touring with the Sea Lice, an All-Star band featuring, according to Barnett, “…a revolving cast of musicians” that includes Janet Weiss (Sleater-Kinney, Wild Flag), Stella Mozgawa (Warpaint), Rob Laakso (The Violators, The Swirlies, Mice Parade) and Katie Harkin (Harkin, Sky Larkin and touring member of Sleater-Kinney and Wild Beasts). The tour will see them hitting mostly theatres including stops at Boston’s Orpheum Theatre, Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN and New York’s Beacon Theatre which posted the following on its Twitter page:

“I wish we could take the tour all around the world (n we are real sad that we can’t) but due to both our intercontinental schedules this is all we can muster for now,” said Barnett in a press release.

Here are the dates:

Wed, Oct 11 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
Sat, Oct 14 Los Angeles, CA – The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian Church
Sun, Oct 15 Los Angeles, CA – Orpheum Theatre
Wed, Oct 18 Oakland, CA – Fox Theatre
Fri, Oct 20 Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Sat, Oct 21 Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre
Sun, Oct 22 Seattle, WA – The Showbox
Wed, Oct 25 St. Paul, MN – Palace Theatre
Thurs, Oct 26 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
Fri, Oct 27 Chicago, IL – Rockefeller Chapel
Sat, Oct 28 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
Mon, Oct 30 Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
Tues, Oct 31 Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
Wed, Nov 1 New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
Fri, Nov 3 Upper Darby, PA – Tower Theatre
Sat, Nov 4 Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
Thurs, Nov 9 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
Fri, Nov 10 Dallas, TX – McFarlin Memorial Auditorium
Sat, Nov 11 Austin, TX – ACL Live at the Moody Theater

With special guest Jen Cloher

Barnett and Vile have partnered with Plus 1 for this tour.  $1 from every ticket goes to support the ACLU and their work defending and protecting our individual rights and liberties.

General tickets go on sale Friday, June 9th, at 10AM.


Several Firsts For Mac DeMarco

New Video Shared, First NY Headlining Show at Radio City, First National Television Appearance

Following the release of This Old Dog, Mac DeMarco will experience several firsts in the coming weeks and months.  But before any of that happens, DeMarco has shared a brand new video for the track “Another One.”

As for the firsts, catch Mac DeMarco on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on June 9th.  This will mark his network television debut.  Also, June 9th is the on sale date for tickets to DeMarco’s headlining concert on September 22nd at New York’s Radio City Music Hall.  This show is part of DeMarco World Tour in support of This Old Dog.  Here are the rest of the dates:

Mac DeMarco Tour Dates:
Thu. June 15 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl %@
Fri. Aug. 4 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall – SOLD OUT
Sat. Aug. 5 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
Wed. Aug. 9 – Copenhagen, DK @ Den Graa Hal – SOLD OUT
Thu. Aug. 10 – Oslo, NO @ Oya Festival
Fri. Aug. 11 – Gothenburg, SE @ Way Out West
Sun. Aug. 13 – Prague, CZ @ Meet Factory – SOLD OUT
Mon. Aug. 14 – Budapest, HU @ Sziget Festival
Tue. Aug. 15 – Vienna, AT @ Arena
Thu. Aug. 17 – Hasselt, BE @ Pukkelpop Festival
Fri. Aug. 18 – Biddinghuizen, NE @ Lowlands Festival
Sun. Aug. 20 – Saint Malo, FR @ La Route du Rock
Wed. Aug. 23 – Zurich, CH @ Zurich Open Air Festival
Thu. Aug. 24 – Asolo, IT @ AMA Asolo
Fri. Aug. 25 – Turin, IT @ Todays Festival
Sun. Aug. 27 – Paris, FR @ Rock En Seine
Tue. Aug. 29 – Newcastle, UK @ The Academy — SOLD OUT
Wed. Aug. 30 – Edinburgh, UK @ Usher Hall
Thu. Aug. 31 – Sun. Sep. 3 – Salisbury, UK @ End of the Road Festival — HEADLINE
Fri. Sep. 8 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theater #
Sat. Sep. 9 – Portland, OR @ Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre #
Sun. Sep. 10 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre #
Tue. Sep. 12 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre # — SOLD OUT
Wed. Sep. 13 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre # — SOLD OUT
Thu. Sep. 14 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory #
Fri. Sep. 15 – Missoula, MT @ Wilma Theatre #
Sun. Sep. 17 – St. Paul, MN @ Myth Live Event Center $
Mon. Sep. 18 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom Club Stage $
Tue. Sep. 19 – Indianapolis, IN @ Farmer’s Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park $
Wed. Sep. 20 – Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theatre $
Fri. Sep. 22 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall #
Mon. Sep. 25 – Durham, NC @ Carolina Theatre #
Tue. Sep. 26 – Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre #
Wed. Sep. 27 – New Orleans, LA @ Orpheum Theatre #
Fri. Sep. 29 – Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center $
Sat. Sep. 30 – Irving, TX @ Pavilion at The Music Factory $
Sun. Oct. 1 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live at the Moody Theater $
Thu. Oct. 5 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre $
Tue. Nov. 7 – Hamburg, DE @ Grunspan
Wed. Nov. 8 – Berlin, DE @ Astra
Fri. Nov. 10 – Cologne, DE @ Kantine
Sat. Nov. 11 – Lille, FR @ Aeronef
Mon. Nov. 13 – Nantes, FR @ Stereolux
Mon. Nov. 20 – Nottingham, UK @ Rock City Main Hall
Tue. Nov. 21 – Liverpool, UK @ O2 Academy
Wed. Nov. 22 – Dublin, IE @ Vicar Street – SOLD OUT
Fri. Nov. 24 – Glasgow, UK @ Barrowlands
Sat. Nov. 25 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Academy – SOLD OUT
Thu. Nov. 30 – Amsterdam, NE @ Paradiso – SOLD OUT

% = special guest with Phoenix
@ = with Lemon Twigs
# = with The Garden
$ = co-headline with The Flaming Lips

Photo by Coley Brown

Great Beyond Podcast Episode 2




How To Boil An Egg

Courtney Barnett

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Belly of the Beast

The Roosevelts

The Roosevelts

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Tangerine (ft. Rachel Goswell)

Beach Fossils

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Speed of Light

Little Reader

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Sleepy Sun

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Older Than Sin

The Builders & The Butchers

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Revolution Rock & Roll

Low Cut Connie

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Jason Loewenstein

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Locura Colectiva

Making Movies


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Clean Sheets

Nathan Oliver

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Sassy Black

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On Her Way (The French Horn Rebellion Remix)


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Out of Touch

Fruit & Flowers

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You’re Silver


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The Swamped Summer of the Robinson Brothers

Chris and Rich Each Have New Release + Tour

It was three and a half years ago that the Black Crowes played their final show.  Since then, both older brother Chris and younger brother Rich have embarked on separate paths.  This summer, each brother will be releasing new music with their respective bands as well as hitting the road for extensive tours.

Let’s begin with big brother Chris.  He currently fronts the band Chris Robinson’s Brotherhood.  On July 21st, CRB releases his new album, Barefoot in the Head, on his own Silver Arrow Records.  Check out the single “Behold The Seer.”

Chris Robinson’s Brotherhood will be hitting the road this summer for an extensive U.S. Tour that will take them through November.  Here are the dates:

‘Barefoot In The Head’ U.S. Tour Dates

July 7Veneta, OR – Oregon Country Fair
August 5Petaluma, CA – Petaluma Music Festival
August 9Wilmington, NC – Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre
August 10Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
August 11Virginia Beach, VA – Shaka’s Live
August 12Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theatre
August 13Annapolis, MD – Rams Head On Stage
August 15Portsmouth, NH – The Music Hall
August 17Manunuck, RI – Ocean Mist
August 18Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summerstage **
August 19Boston, MA – House of Blues
August 20Holyoke, MA – Gateway City Arts
August 22Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Small’s Theatre
August 23State College, PA – The State Theatre
August 24Ithaca, NY – The Haunt
August 25Woodstock, NY – Bearsville Theater
August 26Washington, DC – The 9:30 Club
September 7Pompano Beach, FL – Pompano Beach Amphitheater *
September 8St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheater *
September 9St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Landing *
September 10Orlando, FL – The Social
September 12Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
September 14Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
September 15Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
September 16Macon, GA – Cox Capitol Theatre
September 17New Orleans, LA – The Civic Theatre
September 19Chattanooga, TN – Bijou Theatre
September 21Oxford, MS – The Lyric Oxford
September 22Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre
September 23Louisville, KY – Bourbon & Beyond Festival
September 26Greensboro, NC – The Blind Tiger
September 28Charleston, SC – Charleston Music Hall
September 29Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre
September 30Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre
October 1Nashville, TN – Third & Lindsley
October 3 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
October 5Norfolk, CT – Infinity Hall
October 6Ardmore, PA – Ardmore Music Hall
October 7Ardmore, PA – Ardmore Music Hall
November 2Westbury, NY – The Space at Westbury
November 3Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre
November 4Hartford, CT – Infinity Hall
November 5Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
November 7Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall
November 9Providence, RI – Columbus Theatre
November 11Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
November 12Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
November 14Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
November 16Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Cafe
November 17Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom
November 18Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
November 19Madison, WI – Barrymore Theatre

* w/ Blackberry Smoke
** w/ Donavon Frankenreiter

Rich Robinson is now heading a new band, The Magpie Salute.  The band brings Rich Robinson, the guitarist and co-founding member of The Black Crowes, together with two key members of Crowes fame – guitarist Marc Ford and bassist Sven Pipien – alongside drummer Joe Magistro and guitarist Nico Bereciartua. The Magpie Salute also boasts a fine cast of vocalists, including lead singer John Hogg (Hookah Brown, Moke), former Crowes singer Charity White and background singers, Adrien Reju and Katrine Ottosen.

Their self-titled debut album comes out June 9th.  Check out the video for the single “Omission.”

The Magpie Salute will also be on the road for an extensive tour.  Coincidently, both TMS and CRB will be on the road, for the most part, concurrently:

RR Magpie Salute Tour Dates.jpeg

Both brothers have said the Black Crowes will be no more, so enjoy these two incarnations when they come to your town.


REVIEW: Nightlands

I Can Feel The Night Around Me – Western Vinyl

by Jorge Almaraz

By the hand of Western Vinyl, Dave Hartley presents Nightlands’ third and most ambitious album to date, I Can Feel the Night Around Me. With his easy listening/dream science genre, Hartley display an interesting project replete with soft melodies that get you lost in a peaceful atmosphere.

As with previous Nightlands’ projects, Hartley’s ability to overlay his voice to create that feeling of complete tranquility is the most remarkable aspect of the album. The choral arrangements are excellent and the audio in general creates a hypnotic sound, perfect to listen and sink into the vast world every song presents to you.  A new listener may find it difficult to believe that Nightlands is actually a one-man band.

However, it may seem that the Philadelphia-native composer focuses a little too much on creating such peaceful atmosphere and does not try to further develop the meaning of his songs.  Without lyrics that actually get to connect with the listener, the albums at times gets to feel, somehow, repetitive.

As mentioned before, this is Nightlands most ambitious project. Therefore, a high-quality music video should be expected. After presenting a horribly animated video for his single “Lost Moon”, Hartley redeemed himself with a newly released video for Nightlands’ song “You’re Silver.”  Directed by Daniel Fox and Matthew Marchlewski, this video proves that something as simple as a drive to his studio can be an impressive source of inspiration. The video takes regular footage of Philadelphia’s streets and combines it with splendid special effects that perfectly matches the theme of the album in general.

On the Great Beyond planetary ratings scale, this album gets a solid landing on Earth.  The album is impressive and interesting but still lacks that extra something.

Angel Olsen – Back on the Road

“Ms. Olsen knows the secret of pop that hits home: Within the form, keep an unruly heart.” — The New York Times

After a sold-out tour promoting her album, My Woman, Angel Olsen will be heading back out on the road.  This time, she travels the world taking her music to new fans.  There are a number of highlights:

  • June 30: Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, Denmark
  • July 15: Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago, IL
  • July 25: Austin City Limits Season 43 taping, Austin ,TX
  • July 29: Newport Folk Festival, Newport, RI
  • October 6 – 8 & October 13 – 15: Austin City Limits Festival
  • October 17 – 22: Opening for Arcade Fire

All new US headline dates, along with dates opening for Arcade Fire, are on-sale Friday, June 9th at 10am CT (note: Milwaukee is on-sale the same day at 12pm CT).

The Angel Olsen six-piece band is comprised of Olsen (vocals, guitar, keys), Emily Elhaj (bass), Joshua Jaeger(drums), Heather McEntire (vocals, keys), Luke Norton (guitar) and Paul Sukeena (guitar).

Here’s the video for the track that introduced the world to Angel Olsen album, My Woman.

Here is a list of the dates:

Mon. June 5 – Lyon, FR @ L’Epicerie Moderne
Tue. June 6 – Paris, FR @ Le Trianon
Wed. June 7 – Bordeaux, FR @ Rock School Barbey
Thu. June 8 – Sat. June 10 – Porto, PT @ NOS Primavera Sound Festival
Fri. June 23 – Somerset, UK @ Glastonbury Festival
Sun. June 25 – Bialystock, PL @ Halfway Festival
Fri. June 30 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival
Sat. July 15 – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival
Fri. July 21 – Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Fest
Sun. July 23 – Seattle, WA @ Capitol Hill Block Party
Tue. July 25 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Season 43 taping
Fri. July 28 – Camden, NJ @ XPoNential Music Festival
Sat. July 29 – Newport, RI @ Newport Folk Festival
Sun. July 30 – New York, NY @ Panorama Festival (Randall’s Island)
Fri. Aug. 4 – Sun. Aug. 6 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Festival
Tue. Aug. 8 – Sat. Aug. 12 – Oslo, NO @ Øya Festival
Thu. Aug. 10 – Sat. Aug. 12 – Gothenburg, SE @ Way Out West Festival
Sun. Aug. 13 – Helsinki, FI @ Flow Festival
Thu. Aug. 17 – Sun. Aug. 20 – Brecon, UK @ Green Man Festival
Sun. Aug. 20 – St. Malo, FR @ La Route du Rock Festival
Thu. Sep. 7 – Sun. Sep. 10 – Raleigh, NC @ Hopscoth Music Festival
Fri. Sep. 29 – Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre (Lincoln Calling)
Sat. Sep. 30 – Maquoketa, IA @ Codfish Hollow Barnstormers
Sun. Oct. 1 – Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater
Mon. Oct. 2 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Wed. Oct. 4 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
Thu. Oct. 5 – Lawrence, KS @ The Granada
Fri. Oct. 6 – Sun. Oct. 8 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Festival 
Fri. Oct. 13-Sun. Oct. 15 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Festival
Tue. Oct. 17 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena w/ Arcade Fire
Wed. Oct. 18 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena w/ Arcade Fire
Fri. Oct. 20 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum w/ Arcade Fire
Sun. Oct. 22 – Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay Events Center w/ Arcade Fire
Sat Nov. 18 & Sun Nov. 19 – Mexico City @ Corona Capital