The Bloodhounds announce first EU tourdates this JULY

Posted on February 25, 2015 | No Comments

East Los Angeles has a long and proud tradition of bands and fans that create and love good old American rock & roll. East L.A.’s The Bloodhounds are true to that spirit with their debut release named “Let Loose!”. Though founded on electric sound they also dig the old jug band style of playing. Picking up cheap acoustic guitars, turning ordinary household items into instruments and constructing a traditional washtub-broomstick bass, they often busk in the streets of downtown Los Angeles to the delight of large crowds.

After the release last November on Alive Records the album got tons of raving reviews – also on our side of the pond. For instance, Radio 1 Belgium says: “Some people call the the new Los Lobos, and there are similarities, but the debut of The Bloodhounds is just a very strong record”. More than enough reason to have them over in EU. We’re happy to announce the first dates of they July tour today:

2015.07.02 Moorslede (BE) @ De Nodige Deugd
2015.07.03 Utrecht (NL) @ dBs
2015.07.04 Elsloo (NL) @ Conincxpop
2015.07.04 Rossum (NL) @ Rosrock
2015.07.07 Notthingham (UK) @ Guitar Bar
2015.07.09 Halifax (UK) @ Victorian Craft Beer Cafe
2015.07.10 London (UK) @ The Islington
2015.07.11 Gierle (BE) @ Sjock
2015.07.12 Leiden (NL) @ Q-Bus
2015.07.20 Bielefeld (DE) @ Extra Blues Bar
2015.07.21 Norderstedt (DE) @ Harksheide
2015.07.22 Tübingen (DE) @ Hausbar Nünzgasse 13
2015.07.25 Cologne (DE) @ Sonic Ballroom

In 2010 when the East Los Angeles backyard gig scene was saturated with hip hop, electronic and punk music, four students of rhythm and blues took it upon themselves to bring back the primitive sounds of the 60s in all its rawness. Many tool shed practice sessions and member lineups later, The Bloodhounds were officially formed. The Bloodhounds began experimenting with the different genres that surrounded rhythm and blues in order to create their signature heterogeneous sound. Mixing rock & roll, country, folk and blues they became innovative students of the legendary musical trailblazers before them.

The Bloodhounds are NOT your typical garage band (or shed band). So whether you’re into a plugged or unplugged sound, the Hounds are steppin’ outta the pound.

The Dwarves Invented Rock ‘n’ Roll, hit Amsterdam and Rotterdam this Spring

Posted on February 17, 2015 | No Comments

The Dwarves are Rock Legends. Birthed in the garage rock revival of the 1980′s over 30 years ago they continue to confound and confront audiences all over the world with searing live shows and masterful new records. Their latest, 2014′s “The Dwarves Invented Rock ‘n’ Roll” (Recess) and 2015′s accompanying “Gentlemen Blag” EP (Fat Wreck) have them sounding as energized as ever.

The San Francisco-via-Chicago punks are back in NL for TWO shows this April:
25-04-2015: Amsterdam (NL) @ Paradiso Noord, Tolhuistuin
26-04-2015: Rotterdam (NL) @ Baroeg

Coming to prominence as one of Sub Pop‘s first signing The Dwarves reputation for live madness earned the fear and loathing of grunge era crowds and the shock and awe of their peers. The classic 1990s LP “Blood, Guts & Pussy” helped to awaken a nation anaesthetized by hair metal and cry baby flannel. The LPs that followed on Epitaph, Sympathy, Recess, etc. solidified their legendary status.

Today, with over 1200 shows under their belt and three decades of sickness to draw from, The Dwarves continue their assault on good taste with “The Dwarves Invented Rock ‘n’ Roll”. The relentless middle finger drive, catchy songwriting and deft production that set The Dwarves apart have never sounded better. And let’s face it, there’s only one punk band left that matters, so catch them in April! Tickets ON SALE now!

“Get Up And Get High” of 2014s “The Dwarves Invented Rock ‘n’ Roll”:

Daddy Long Legs do Roots & Roses and Moulin Blues THIS MAY!

Posted on February 11, 2015 | No Comments

Daddy Long Legs, New York City’s most blueswailing trio, have been spreading their gospel throughout the globe since the release of their debut album ‘Evil Eye On You’ (2012, Norton Records). NOW the boys return with their 2nd full length offering, ‘Blood From A Stone’ – 13 stunning new studio tracks produced by Matt Verta-Ray (Heavy Trash), which sees the band maintain the wild, raw energy of their firs record, but reveal a growth in both songwriting and production.

Daddy Long Legs are back with another round of raucous blues stompers! This ain’t another gaggle of Fedora hat-wearing guys mangling Sweet Home Chicago at the local blues fest. Dig them when they hit your town (scroll down!)

A recent tour of Spain heralded them winners of Best Live Performance of the Year – a true honor! For fans of Howlin’ Wolf, Captain Beefheart, Little Walter and Dr. Feelgood. SEE IT for yourself on their Benelux performances in the beginning of May:

01-05-2015: Lessines (BE) @ Roots & Roses Festival
02-05-2015: Ospel (NL) @ Moulin Blues Festival

Bob Wayne is “All About That Bass” and confirms UK festival appearance

Posted on February 6, 2015 | No Comments

The American camper troubadour; with his songs ranging from bluegrass to honky-tonk to hillbilly barnburners with lyrics about demons, diesel, murder and the truth always bring out a motley crew. Pyschos, punks, headbangers, rockers, outlaw country folk and more lovers of live music with a story to tell come out to Bob Wayne’s shows.

Bob Wayne has a new video camera and he is USING IT! Here is the first episode of a series called ‘Road Bound’:

TODAY we can announce Bob Wayne will be doing an exclusive festival show in the UK this July. Alongside his friend Shooter Jennings, Hayseed Dixie and many others he’s added to the line-up of the Outlaw Country Stage. For the Ramblin’ Man Fair he is performing solo.

At the end of THIS MONTH he’s flying over for an exclusive show in Rotterdam at the Scumbash. The sophomore edition of this festival – organized by Schorem Haarsnijder & Barbier – will have the historic Van Nelle Fabriek shake on its foundations again. On February 28th, alongside Bob Wayne bands such as Reverend Horton Heat, Batmobile, John Coffey and many others will be performing.

These TWO upcoming shows are the only ones this year (so-far):
28-02-2015: Rotterdam (NL) @ Scumbash
25-07-2015: Kent (UK) @ Ramblin’ Man Fair

Earlier this week Bob Wayne already posted a brand new video clip. He lost a bet, got the aforementioned video camera and gathered up a bunch of friends to make a video! For those of you that already know Bob Wayne, this will be a funny change of pace, for those of you that are new to the Carnie tribe:

Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra in Benelux THIS WEEKEND!

Posted on February 5, 2015 | No Comments

Step forward Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra. A combination of offbeat, quirky lyrics and wonderfully tight and inventive musicianship raises their latest album “Talk About The Weather” firmly out of the humdrum. Heron’s smokey, expressive vocals and keen sense of dynamics inject a sense of continuity into a varied repertoire of upbeat ragtime and swing numbers, country songs and a mambo. There is a real sense of fun and occasion that runs throughout the album.

Last year Newcastle’s Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra released this album which was listed as Best Of 2014 on Folk Radio UK. With this album they hit almost every town in the United Kingdom. So now it’s time to expand into new territories!

Grasnapolsky festival asked Rob and his band to come over and perform at a beautiful boutique amphitheatre. There is no tickets left for the Friday, SOLD OUT. There is two other opportunities to see the band’s premiering Benelux shows; they’re here TODAY, tomorrow and on Saturday:

05-02-2015: Waardamme (BE) @ Cowboy Up
06-02-2015: Uddel (NL) @ Grasnapolsky
07-02-2015: Helmond (NL) @ Muziekcafe

Rob Heron and his band hark back to a golden age whilst staying perfectly modern. A more eclectic style than most, influenced by early 20th Century American music, with the addition of razor-sharp solos, great arrangements and original songs. The songs are penned by Rob Heron, a crazy fool for country music and a full time dandy-cowboy.

Expect more visits in the first half of 2015!

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