T-99 have SIX shows left on their 2015 tour

Posted on September 2, 2015 | No Comments

Almost at the end of their 2015 tour. T-99 has had a very crazy and good time traveling to a lot of venues and festivals this year. Meeting a lot of people after years, playing a lot of songs for the very first time. Only SIX dates remain on this tour, so be sure to check them out somewhere!

04-SEP: Asten (NL) @ Misty Fields
05-SEP: Vlieland (NL) @ Into The Great Wide Open
18-SEP: Sneek (NL) @ Bolwerk
20-SEP: Venlo (NL) @ Boogie Brew & Barbecue
26-SEP: Rossum (NL) @ Kingsnakes Festival
23-OCT: Amsterdam (NL) @ Tolhuistuin, Paradiso Noord

Check out this video of T-99′s show at Ribs & Blues earlier this year:

Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra announce November Benelux tourdates

Posted on September 1, 2015 | No Comments

Hailing from Newcastle upon Tyne, Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra are on a fast track to becoming a regular name on the growing Americana and folk scenes. The six piece band (featuring guitars, mandolin, harmonica, accordion, double bass and drums) play an eclectic mix of Western Swing, Gypsy Jazz, Hokum Blues, Ragtime, Cajun and Country Roots and folk all mixed together with a 21st century twist and a belly of laughter which witty front man Rob Heron effortlessly manages with his between songs chit chat and interactions.

We are happy to announce a string of clubs shows in The Netherlands this November. They’ll be supporting Maison du Malheur on a few dates and doing some on their own as well:

07-NOV: Utrecht (NL) @ De Helling*
08-NOV: Asten (NL) @ In de Gloria
10-NOV: Dordrecht (NL) @ Melkbus
11-NOV: Deventer (NL) @ Burgerweeshuis
12-NOV: Nijmegen (NL) @ Doornroosje*
13-NOV: Hengelo (NL) @ Metropool*
14-NOV: Goes (NL) @ ‘t Beest*

* = with Maison du Malheur

Sonny & The Sunsets do FOUR NL shows THIS WEEK

Posted on August 31, 2015 | No Comments

Sonny & the Sunsets are a beautiful West Coast thing. Birthed from the sand, the surf, and twilight campfires down in Ocean Beach, Sonny & The Sunsets’ busted beach-pop songs spark recollections of doo wop’s otherworldly despair, a dose of goofball humor from the Michael Hurley school, and positive possibilities exuded by Jonathan Richman.

Helmed by the singer / songwriter, playwright, author & onetime troubadour Sonny Smith, The Sunsets have released “Talent Night At The Ashram” on Polyvinyl Records recently and are set to do a string of shows in The Netherlands THIS WEEK:

02-SEP: Utrecht (NL) @ dBs
03-SEP: Nijmegen (NL) @ Merleyn
04-SEP: Asten (NL) @ Misty Fields
05-SEP: Vlieland (NL) @ Into The Great Wide Open

Looking forward to see these San Franciscan psych-rockers in a couple of weeks., for now we indulge ourselves with this album stream on Stereogum.

Solids embark on European tour covering all of September

Posted on August 27, 2015 | No Comments

Solids are coming back to Europe! This duo, comprised Xavier Germain Poitras on guitar and Louis Guillemette on drums, made a big impression when they toured Europe in 2014 with their record “Blame Confusion” out on Fat Possum / Dine Alone Records. No new record there but with their urgency to let out their energy a new tour just has to be done.

This results in a headline tour through the UK, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, Swiss, France, Spain and Portugal. All dates on the tourposter below and via this link.

When listening to “Blame Confusion”, it’s hard to imagine that an album this densely packed with sound is the handiwork of just two people, but Xavier and Louis fill every possible nook and cranny on their debut album with heavy yet melodic music.

Like plenty of other indie rock bands in the 2010s, Solids take inspiration from alt-rock’s early-’90s heyday, and it’s easy to hear bits of Sonic Youth, Superchunk, and Dinosaur Jr. in their revved-up songs. At times they also resemble a lo-fi …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead.

The Deslondes tour Europe starting THIS WEEK

Posted on August 25, 2015 | No Comments

Sam Doores, Riley Downing, Dan Cutler, John James Tourville and Cameron Snyder are The Deslondes, a band of songwriters who mine American roots music to forge their own sound. A random meeting at Oklahoma’s Woody Guthrie Folk Festival became an annual jam at the same event before they all ended up in New Orleans. The Deslondes eventually formed from various other groups such as The Tumbleweeds and Hurray For The Riff Raff and they named themselves after the street in the Holy Cross neighborhood of the Crescent City where they finally came together.

The Deslondes mine from the rich history of American music to craft their compelling and wholly unique eponymous debut album out on New West Records. Co-produced by the band and in-demand producer Andrija Tokic (Benjamin Booker, Alabama Shakes) at his Nashville studio, the songs are influenced by classic soul, rock & roll, R&B, folk, roots, country, swamp-boogie, honky-tonk and pre-war music and introduce a collective of gifted singer-songwriters with a deep love for the past and a palpable passion for the present.

Having spent a long time on tour in the States, the band are now brining their live shows to Europe – starting THIS WEEK – and it’s clear that they’re exited. “I’ve been looking forward to this all summer,” says Riley. “For us that’s the reward for touring theses last six years. I finally get to go over there and share what we’ve been doing over here.” Anticipation is high to hear this musical melting-pot do their thing on this side of the Pond. See all upcoming tourdates down here.

28-08-2015: Sint-Truiden (BE) @ Country Festival
29-08-2015: Hummelo (NL) @ Manana Manana
30-08-2015: Hummelo (NL) @ Manana Manana
30-08-2015: Hoorn (NL) @ Het Huis Verloren
31-08-2015 London (UK) @ The Islington
02-09-2015 Manchester (UK) @ Gullivers
03-09-2015: York (UK) @ The Fulford Arms
04-09-2015: Ottersum (NL) @ Cultureel Podium Roepaen
05-09-2015: Vlieland (NL) @ Into The Great Wide Open
06-09-2015: Asten (NL) @ Misty Fields
06-09-2015: Amsterdam (NL) @ Sugar Mountain Festival at Paradiso
07-09-2015: Hamburg (DE) @ Knust
08-09-2015: Berlin (DE) @ White Trash
09-09-2015: Leipzig (DE) @ Moritzbastei
10-09-2015: Frankfurt (DE) @ Dreikoningskeller
11-09-2015: Bern (CH) @ Cafe Kairo
12-09-2015: Basel (CH) @ Parterre AG
14-09-2015: Barcelona (ESP) @ Sala Rocksound
15-09-2015: Valencia (ESP) @ Loco Club
16-09-2015: Madrid (ESP) @ Boite Live
17-09-2015: Donostia (ESP) @ Dabadaba
18-09-2015: Paris (FR) @ Divan Du Monde
19-09-2015: Eeklo (BE) @ N9
20-09-2015: Oostende (BE) @ Leffingeleuren
23-09-2015: Malmo (SWE) @ Folk a Rock
24-09-2015: Oslo (NO) @ Crossroads Club
25-09-2015: Stockholm (SWE) @ Geronimos FGT
26-09-2015: Avesta (SWE) @ Kulturgaraget
27-09-2015: Gotenburg (SWE) @ Pustverik

** BONUS: A very nice Q&A by Uncut Magazine, click here.**

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