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Making Movies at Meow Wolf, Santa Fe, NM

June 6, 2017 with Hurray For The Riff Raff

It was my first trip to Meow Wolf and Making Movies made the trip that much more special.  Two sets of brothers make up the four members of this bold mix of sounds from Kansas City, MO.


It’s a long story for another day, but, trust me, it is worth hearing.  As for the music, the band owned the stage that evening.  Every track building on the previous one.  they even returned at the end of HFTRR’s set for an explosive jam version of Bruce Springsteen’s “Dancing in the Dark.”

Below is a photo essay of the evening.  Enjoy.

All photos taken by Sal Treppiedi.

Making Movies continue to tour through late October.  Included amongst the dates are homecoming shows in Kansas City, MO.  Here are the dates:

7.24.2017 in Kansas City, MO, USA @ The Record Bar Buy tickets
7.27.2017 in Kansas City, MO, USA @ The Record Bar Buy tickets
7.29.2017 in Des Moines, IA, USA @ Warren Morrow Music Festival Buy tickets
7.30.2017 in Denver, CO, USA @ Levitt Pavilion
8.24.2017 in Cedar Rapids, IA, USA @ CSPS Hall Buy tickets
8.26.2017 in Grand Rapids, MI, USA @ Annual Hispanic Festival Buy tickets
9.14.2017 in Denver, CO, USA @ The EXDO Event Center
9.26.2017 in Pittsburg, KS, USA @ Pittsburg State University
9.27.2017 in Covington, KY, USA @ The South Gate House Revival
9.29.2017 in Bloomington, IN, USA @ Lotus Fest Buy tickets
9.30.2017 in Bloomington, IN, USA @ Lotus Fest Buy tickets
10.14.2017 in Wichita, KS, USA @ KMUW Old Town Concert Series
10.20.2017 in St. Louis, MO, USA @ The Bootleg
10.24.2017 in Ann Arbor, MI, USA @ The Ark Buy tickets
10.25.2017 in Chicago, IL, USA @ Schubas
10.26.2017 in Minneapolis, MN, US @ Cedar Cultural Center

MUSIC: “Revolver” from I Am Another You.



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.

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:

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


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


Ben Ottewell, ex-Gomez Vocalist, Guitarist Releases New Album; Shares New Video

Ben Ottewell, vocalist and guitarist as well as songwriter for English indie rock band Gomez, has released a new album, entitled A Man Apart, on Sunday Best.  The album is his third solo album.  Ottewell recently shared the title track from that album.

A Man Apart follows 2011’s Shapes & Shadows and 2014’s Rattlebag.  Each album began to take shape in Los Angeles before being completed in his native England.  A Man Apart comes twenty years after Gomez’s Mercury Music Prize-winning debut Bring It On as well as the occasion of Ottewell’s 40th birthday.  To mark all of these celebratory occasions, Ottewell is taking the new material on the road in the U.S.A. beginning in September and running for one month.

09.13 – Atlanta, GA – City Winery
09.15 – Austin, TX – Sidewinder Indoor
09.16 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada
09.18 – Nashville, TN – City Winery
09.20 – Boston, MA – City Winery
09.21 – New York, NY – City Winery
09.22 – Washington DC – DC9
09.24 – Toronto, ON – The Drake Underground
09.25 – Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live
09.27 – Chicago, IL – City Winery
09.28 – Detroit, MI – Underground @ Dime
09.29 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern
09.30 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
10.03 – Denver, CO – The Soiled Dove
10.04 – Salt Lake City, UT – The State Room
10.07 – Los Angeles, CA – The Hotel Cafe
10.08 – San Francisco, CA – Cafe Du Nord
10.10 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
10.11 – Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern

“Nowadays, I just feel incredibly lucky to have had some kind of 20-year run at this, and if I can sustain what I do, great. I’m also starting to look a lot more like the way I sound”, adds Ottewell, laughing. “I’m not this fresh-faced kid freaking people out anymore!”


Look for Ben Ottewell’s music on an upcoming episode of The Great Beyond Podcast.

She-Devils Share New Video; Release LP

She-Devils have released a video for “Hey Boy,” the first single off their forthcoming self-titled debut album on the Secretly Canadian imprint.  Montreal natives Audrey Ann Boucher (vocalist) and Kyle Jukka, are currently in Europe on tour.  Check out the video below:

You can also hear She-Devils on the first episode of the Great Beyond Podcast.


The band heads out on the road in June beginning with a show in their hometown of Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  She-Devils will be here in Albuquerque on July 18th with Beach Fossils.  Here are those dates:

Thu. June 1 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz
Fri. June 2 – Toronto, ON @ The Baby G
Sat. June 3 – Detroit, MI @ UFO Factory
Sun. June 4 – Chicago, IL @ Do Division Festival
Mon. June 5 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
Wed. June 7 – Philadelphia, PA @ Ortlieb’s
Thu. June 8 – Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool (Northside Festival)
Fri. June 9 – Boston, MA @ Lily Pad
Wed. July 5 – Los Angeles, CA @ Resident
Fri. July 7 – Fresno, CA @ Strummer’s (w/ Beach Fossils, Ablebody)
Sat. July 8 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore (w/ Beach Fossils, Ablebody)
Mon. July 10 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret (w/ Beach Fossils, Ablebody)
Tue. July 11 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile (w/ Beach Fossils, Ablebody)
Wed. July 12 – Portland, OR @ Holocene (w/ Beach Fossils, Ablebody)
Fri. July 14 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux (w/ Beach Fossils, Ablebody)
Sat. July 15 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court (w/ Beach Fossils, Ablebody)
Sun. July 16 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater (w/ Beach Fossils, Ablebody)
Tue. July 18 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf (w/ Beach Fossils, Ablebody)
Wed. July 19 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom (w/ Beach Fossils, Ablebody)
Thu. July 20 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah (w/ Beach Fossils, Ablebody)

Cigarettes After Sex

“Hypnotic Brooklyn based Cigarettes After Sex are moody as anything. Attend this show with your festival crush and the smooches will happen almost instantly.” – NME

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Quite the affirmation for Brooklyn’s Cigarettes After Sex, but, no doubt, they are earning their stripes.  Thus far, the band has released three videos from their forthcoming self-titled album.  Here is the latest, share just today, entitled “Each Time You Fall In  Love.” According to lead singer, Greg Gonzales, a native of El Paso, TX, the track is “…mostly about how I was never able to find myself completely satisfied with any romance or love affair that I had been through. It was as if I was always on the lookout for something more & it had gotten me into plenty of trouble over time.”

The band will be on the road for the remainder of this calendar year, including a stop in Santa Fe, NM, at Meow Wolf.  Here is a list of dates:

May 18 – Taiwan, Taipei – Legacy
May 19 – Thailand, Bangkok – Acmem
May 30 – Barcelona, Spain – Primavera Sound
Jun 8 – Porto, Portugal – Primavera Sound
Jun 13 – Croatia, Zagreb – Culture Factory
Jun 14 – Slovenia, Ljubljana – Kino Šiška
Jun 16 – Germany, Mannheim – Maifeld Derby
Jun 17 – Netherlands, Hilvarenbeek – Best Kept Secret
Jun 29 – Belgium, Werchter – Rock Werchter
July 1 – Greece, Athens – Rockwave l
July 8 – Italy, Padova – Just Like Heaven
July 13 – Lithuania, Vilnius – Piano.Lt Vasaros Terasa
July 14 – Latvia, Salacgriva – Positivus
July 18 – Serbia, Belgrade – Bazeni
July 19 – Hungary, Budapest – A38 Ship
July 22 – Austria, Wiesen – Out of the Woods
July 24 – Italy, Rome – Villa Ada Festival
July 25 – Italy, Cesena – Acielo Aperto
July 27 – Switzerland, Lugano – Longlake Festival
July 29 – France, Cabourg – Cabourg Mon Amour
July 30 – France, Aulnoyes-Aymerie – Nuits Secretes
Aug 2 – Luxembourg, Luxembourg – Rotondes
Aug 3 – Germany, Luhmuhlen – A Summer’s Tale
Aug 5 – Estonia, Polva – Intsikurmu
Aug 11 – Slovakia, Piestany – Grape Festival
Aug 13 – Italy, Palermo – Ypsigrock Festival
Aug 19 – Japan, Tokyo – Summer Sonic
Aug 25 – England, Reading – Reading Festival
Aug 25 – England, Leeds – Leeds Festival
Sep 7 – Vancouver, BC – The Imperial
Sep 8 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
Sep 9 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
Sep 11 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
Sep 14 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom
Sep 15 – San Diego, CA – The Irenic
Sep 16 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
Sep 17 – Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf
Sep 19 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
Sep 21 – Dallas, TX – Trees
Sep 22 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall Upstairs
Sep 23 – Austin, TX – The Parish
Oct 4 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
Oct 5 – Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall
Oct 7 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
Oct 9 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
Oct 10 – Montreal, QC – Theatre Fairmount
Oct 11 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
Oct 13 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
Nov 4 – Denmark, Copenhagen – Vega Jr
Nov 6 – Germany, Cologne – Kulturkirche
Nov 7 – Belgium, Brussels – AB
Nov 10 – Netherlands, Amsterdam – Melkweg
Nov 12 – England, Nottingham – Rock City
Nov 13 – England, Leeds – Stylus
Nov 14 – Scotland, Glasgow – QMU
Nov 16 – Ireland, Belfast – Limelight 2
Nov 17 – Ireland, Dublin – Whelan’s
Nov 19 – England, Manchester – Ritz
Nov 20 – England, London – Roundhouse
Nov 22 – France, Strasbourg – La Laiterie
Nov 23 – France, Lyon – Epicerie Moderne
Nov 27 – Spain, Madrid – El Sol
Nov 28 – Spain, Zaragoza – Las Armas
Nov 29 – Spain, Barcelona – La de Apolo
Dec 4 – Switzerland, Zurich – Plaza
Dec 6 – Germany, Berlin – Astra
Dec 7 – Poland, Warsaw – Progresja

Lastly, you can hear the Cigarettes After Sex track, “Apocalypse” on episode one of “The Great Beyond Podcast.”

To whet your appetite a little more, here is the video for “K.”, the second single to be shared from their forthcoming self-titled debut.