Joey Cape is best known as being the vocalist for punks Lagwagon, but he’s slowly built up a body of quieter work that lands just as hard as his day job. “Stitch Puppy”, his third (and best) album, hits right in the heart: The ten songs show Cape at his most open and melancholy.
Dropping everything you’re doing and starting from scratch is not an easy task especially when you’re in your mid 30s. After celebrating a successful 20 years with punk band Useless ID it was time to take a break. Yotam set out to the States for some soul searching, the result: “California Sounds”.
In March Joey Cape and Yotam have asked Laura Mardon and Walt Hamburger to join on their European tour. Resulting in two Dutch shows:
24-MARCH: Amsterdam (NL) @ Sugar Factory
25-MARCH: Schijndel (NL) @ Paaspop
The “Southern Surreal” is the new achievement of the Legendary Shack Shakers. The record marks the bands 20th anniversary and their debut for Jello Biafra’ Alternative Tentacles imprint, a better home for this masterpiece could not be imagined.
Those familiar with frontman/founder (Col) JD Wilkes’ antics with either this act or his more blues oriented but just as outrageous Dirt Daubers know what to expect from the Shack Shakers. And their first album in five years delivers the swampy, crazed and twisted rockabilly/country/blues goods. Wilkes and company take us on a kicking, bucking bronco ride through the music of the darkest regions of the deep South.
This week the band will finally be back in the Netherlands, to promote this new output. On two of these three occasions Bob Wayne is playing in the same city. He’s completing his tour in support of his latest “Hits The Hits” album this week. He started this current tour on September 16th! Combi-tickets are available for the Amsterdam shows of Legendary Shack Shakers and Bob Wayne.
18-11-2015: Cardiff (UK) @ The Globe
19-11-2015: London (UK) @ Big Reds
20-11-2015: Sint-Niklaas (BE) @ Casino
21-11-2015: Eindhoven (NL) @ Speedfest
22-11-2015: Amsterdam (NL) @ Sugar Factory
After their release of “Such Jubilee” on Yep Roc earlier this year Mandolin Orange started to tour heavily. After an intense tour in United States they are crossing the pond this this. The tour includes two shows in NL:
The simple building blocks Mandolin Orange use to shape their songs are immediately familiar as the most basic of Americana music: acoustic guitars, mandolin, banjo, fiddle. But most importantly for this North Carolina duo, vocal harmonies form the core, and nearly the entirety of, Mandolin Orange’s tracks.
Yet like the best practitioners of American roots music, from the nameless founders to the like-minded stars of today, Mandolin Orange bring their songs to life with enough honesty and humanity to make that simple foundation expand into much more.
Having just released their new album “Stomping Ground” the Amsterdam band Maison du Malheur is currently touring in support of this. TODAY we’re really exited to announce the second leg of this clubtour; starting at the end of January and finishing in their hometown.
If you haven’t heard the album yet, check it out now at 3VOOR12/Luisterpaal.
2015.11.13 Hengelo (NL) @ Metropool
2015.11.14 Goes (NL) @ t Beest
2015.11.19 Leiden (NL) @ Gebroeders Nobel
2015.11.20 Apeldoorn (NL) @ Gigant
2015.11.21 Vlaardingen (NL) @ Kroepoekfabriek
2015.11.27 Harderwijk (NL) @ Estrado
2015.12.04 Bergen Op Zoom (NL) @ Gebouw T
2015.12.11 Zeist (NL) @ De Peppel
2015.12.18 Leeuwarden (NL) @ Asteriks
2015.12.23 Groningen (NL) @ Vera
2016.01.21 Breda (NL) @ Mezz NEW
2016.01.22 Arnhem (NL) @ Luxor Live NEW
2016.01.30 Rotterdam (NL) @ V11 (presented by Rotown) NEW
2016.02.12 Zwolle (NL) @ Hedon NEW
2016.02.19 Eindhoven (NL) @ Wilhelmina (presented by Effenaar) NEW
2016.02.26 Amersfoort (NL) @ Fluor NEW
2016.03.12 Tilburg (NL) @ Paradox (presented by 013) NEW
2016.03.18 Amsterdam (NL) @ Bitterzoet (presented by Paradiso) NEW
Currently he’s in the UK and tonight he playing a sold out St. Pancras Old Church in London. Joe Pug will however return to the Netherlands tomorrow for a little string of three unique shows:
On “Windfall“, Pug’s latest LP on Loose Music, he steps away from the more traditional Americana for a folk-soul hybrid that places greater emphasis on his vocals. In sound, “Windfall” is more Jackson Browne or Amos Lee than Steve Earle or John Prine, and it’s a more-than-welcome shift that captures and delivers a stronger, more individual identity than Pug has shown on his first two records.
On these dates he’ll be taking his label mate Frankie Lee to open up. Frankie Lee’s album is out now.
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