Legendary Shack Shakers are barnstorming through NL next week

Posted on October 23, 2014 | No Comments

The Legendary Shack Shakers (originally Those or Th’) have been a high-energy mixture of blues, gypsy, twang and just about anything else that they can fit in, for about twenty years now and we’re happy to welcome them back barnstorming through The Netherlands for THREE shows next week:

30-10-2014: Deventer (NL) @ Burgerweeshuis
31-10-2014: Haarlem (NL) @ Patronaat
01-11-2014: Nijmegen (NL) @ Doornroosje


Described as “the maddest, baddest, most outrageous band in America (a hat that once proudly sat on the head of The Cramps) the maniacal preaching and hard stomping sound of JD Wilkes and the Legendary Shack Shakers is a show that truly should not be missed. This will be onslaughts of full tilt, sweat drenched, kick arse, harp blowin’ voodoo-billy.

Elliott BROOD to tour EU with new album “Work And Love”

Posted on October 16, 2014 | No Comments

For their fifth album, Elliott Brood wanted to break things. 2008’s Mountain Meadows was shortlisted for the Polaris Prize, and the band’s last record, Days Into Years, won a 2011 Juno award for roots album of the year. Now was the time to smash the precedents, break the mould. To withdraw to a farmhouse in Bath, Ontario, hammering out nine songs in two weeks.

The new studio album Work And Love is to be released on October 21st on Paper Bag Records. The day after their EU tour starts and will run till mid-November. In the meantime you can already listen to the album which is streaming one week early right here: www.relix.com/premiere_elliott_brood


On Work And Love, songwriters Casey Laforet and Mark Sasso draw on their life experiences for songs that feel of the moment with nods to such artists as Richard Buckner and Neil Young & Crazy Horse. Joining Laforet, Sasso and Stephen Pitkin on this release are such guests as Aaron Goldstein (City and Colour, Daniel Romano) on pedal steel and John Dinsmore (Kathleen Edwards) on bass. For this tour Aaron Goldstein joins them on the road.

Expect songs which are loud and quiet but mostly loud, and always reaching toward something. First loves, lost loves, fuck-ups and young men’s just desserts. Laforet has called Work and Love a “lament for youth”, but it’s also a eulogy for the moments that came just after, on the doorstep of manhood. It’s music of remembered abandon, new burdens, and those nights, years ago, when the moonlit fields seemed to go on forever. It’s Elliott Brood at their sheerest, facing forward and backward at the same time.

Tourdates:
2014.10.22 Leiden (NL) @ Q-Bus
2014.10.24 Lyon (FR) @ Les Bons Sauvages
2014.10.25 Bilbao (ESP) @ Sala Azkena
2014.10.27 Madrid (ESP) @ Boite
2014.10.28 Barcelona (ESP) @ Rocksound
2014.10.31 Jerez (ESP) @ Serie Z Festival
2014.11.04 Hamburg (DE) @ Astra Stube
2014.11.05 Berlin (DE) @ Crystal
2014.11.07 Suffolk (UK) @ The Bank Eye
2014.11.08 Bristol (UK) @ Stag & Hounds
2014.11.09 London (UK) @ The Islington
2014.11.10 Brighton (UK) @ Prince Albert
2014.11.11 Nottingham (UK) @ The Doghouse
2014.11.12 Deventer (NL) @ Burgerweeshuis
2014.11.13 Amsterdam (NL) @ Paradiso
2014.11.14 Borger (NL) @ VanSlag
2014.11.15 Ottersum (NL) @ Roepean

Chuck Ragan and The Camaraderie to Amsterdam and Nijmegen next March

Posted on October 15, 2014 | No Comments

Kicking off on 18 March in Ireland, folk troubadour Chuck Ragan and The Camaraderie will embark on an extensive headlining run throughout the UK and Europe. 

** This tour includes TWO shows in The Netherlands.**


Earlier this year, Chuck and the Camaraderie toured Europe in what turned out to be his most successful run there to date. Kerrang raved about Chuck’s “authentic Americana,” declaring “nothing is lost in translation from the US to the English Seaside.” Indulge Sound proclaimed that “Chuck Ragan is one of the most unique vocalists in his genre” after catching him live while Hit The Floor professed that Chuck’s live show was “90 minutes of one of the most passionate and heartfelt sets you are ever likely to hear.

Tickets are on sale from October 17th onwards.

Thurs 26 March – Amsterdam – Paradiso Noord, Tolhuistuin
Fri 27 March – Nijmegen, Netherlands – Doornroosje

This spring, Ragan released his fourth studio album Till Midnight, which was produced, engineered and mixed by multi-instrumentalist Christopher Thorn (Blind Melon) at Fireside Sound and Fonogenic Studios in Los Angeles. The life behind Till Midnight couldn’t have existed without Thorn’s touch in addition to Chuck’s band, The Camaraderie. The group joined The White Buffalo and Jonny Two Bags this spring for a full U.S. tour and wrapped up the European portion of the tour with Northcote and Billy the Kid earlier this summer.

We Are Wolves come over for MaMa Event and more France and Belgian dates

Posted on October 6, 2014 | No Comments

Having just returned from a long Asia tour the Canadians of We Are Wolves are coming over to Europe for the MaMa Event in Paris and a whole bunch of other dates across France and Belgium.

The now mythic trio We Are Wolves presents an honest and uncatchable sound; a but like celestial lighting hitting a sacred mountaintop. Mainly inspired by visual arts, they paint a post-punk landscape, scattered with analog trees. Their primitive approach remains true to their animal of predilection: untamable. Disciples of rock and electronica – it’s at the junction of those two movements that We Are Wolves made their den.

Earlier this year their latest effort ‘La Mort Pop Club’ has been released in Europe and now the band is coming over again after five years! Find all dates starting in Orléans at the bottom of this message.

Consisting of band members Alexander Ortiz, Vincent Levesque, and Pierre-Luc Bégin this fourth album has been nominated for recording package of the year for a Juno (the Canadian equivalent of the US’ Grammys).

Dates:
2014.10.10 Orleans (FR) @ L Astrolabe
2014.10.14 Bordeaux (FR) @ I Boat
2014.10.15 Besancon (FR) @ Les Passagers Du Zinc
2014.10.16 Le Havre (FR) @ Ouest Park Festival
2014.10.17 Paris (FR) @ MaMa Event
2014.10.18 Liege (BE) @ Live Club
2014.10.19 Strassbourg (FR) @ Le Molodoi

Bass Drum Of Death take ‘Rip This’ to Benelux in November

Posted on October 3, 2014 | No Comments

Bass Drum Of Death are a two-man rock combo from Oxford, Mississippi. Their third studio album, Rip This, is set for release on October 7th from Innovative Leisure and the band has already premiered the lead single “Left For Dead”:

TODAY we’re stoked to announce FOUR shows across the Benelux in November:

11-NOV: Amsterdam (NL) @ Paradiso
16-NOV: Brussels (BE) @ Magasin 4
18-NOV: Hasselt (BE) @ Muziekodroom
19-NOV: Tilburg (NL) @ 013

Rip This retains BDoD’s trademark sorry-for-partyin’ swagger while scrapping the crackling hiss and lo-fi fuzz. The result is an record that still relies on an obliterating attack of heavy guitars, danceable hooks, and kinetic drumming, but will appeal as much to KISS fans as the music freaks and geeks who worship Nuggets. Both a challenge to music critics and a rock call-to-arms, the title says it all. You’re not going to hear many records this year that rip like this, so shotgun a beer, tune in, and turn up.


Photo by Andrew Paul

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