Last year Miraculous Mule made a great impression with their record “Deep Fried” and an accompanying string of shows across the Benelux. Now this London Blues Gospel trio is back with “Blues Uzi”. The Three Headed Bluesmonster – as they call themselves – explains the title of this latest output: “The blues is a feeling, not a genre, it goes fully automatic”. It’s Blues, but we also hear Garage Rock, Gospel and Hillbilly and even something close to Gothic.
Ladies and Gentlemen! The Dwarves are hitting Europe again. Holy sh*#!, are you as excited as we are?
The San Francisco-via-Chicago punks are back in NL for TWO shows THIS WEEKEND!
25-04-2015: Amsterdam (NL) @ Paradiso Noord, Tolhuistuin
26-04-2015: Rotterdam (NL) @ Baroeg
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.
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 this weekend!
By the end of this week Hackensaw Boys have started to hit the European roads again – find a list of tourdates below. In support of their tour, the independent Dutch recordlabel Milkcow Records will release a brand new 7″ vinyl single with two EXCLUSIVE tracks.
Both songs are unique to this release. “Wolves Howling” is a bluesy hillbilly folk stomper sung by fiddler Ferd Moyse IV, while on side B David Sickmen‘s “The Hangman” strikes a more sensitive chord. The tracks were recorded and mixed in Amsterdam by Thomas Olivier. The single will be available from the merch booth at the upcoming shows, so come out and see ‘em play live and go home after to give your record player a special treat!
This Friday the tour will start with a special performance in Kinderdijk. This is the place Hackensaw Boys recorded the live album “For The Love Of A Friend” after the band got invited in memory of a young miller’s passing. New friendships were born and that’s now they’re back!
After this first show, the tour will take them across the Benelux and Germany with nothing but highlights. To mention a couple: Sharing the stage with Wovenhand, Mudhoney, Daddy Long Legs and many others in Lessines at Roots & Roses; a long time wish to travel to Vlieland for Here Comes The Summer – Into The Great Wide Open‘s spring sister; obviously the Sedate’s presented Down By The River (amongst J.P. Harris & The Touch Choices and Ryley Walker); etc. etc.
Like the name dictates, Hackensaw Boys are all about finger picking banjos, fiddles run through the punk rock blue grass ringer. They are as likely to hit home with hippies as rockabillies, or anyone who wants to raise a glass and stomp a hole through the ole wooden dance floor.
2015.04.24 Kinderdijk (NL) @ De Klok
2015.04.25 Hengelo (NL) @ Heartland Festival
2015.04.26 Den Haag (NL) @ Live I Life
2015.04.28 Hamburg (DE) @ Hafenklang
2015.04.29 Darmstadt (DE) @ Bessunger Knabenschule
2015.04.30 Freiburg (DE) @ Great Rang Tang Tang
2015.05.01 Lessines (BE) @ Roots n Roses
2015.05.02 Vlieland (NL) @ Here Comes The Summer
2015.05.03 Venlo (NL) @ Down By The River
2015.05.04 Amsterdam (NL) @ Paradiso
2015.05.05 Vlissingen (NL) @ Bevrijdingsfestival
J.P. Harris & The Touch Choices are kicking off their extensive European tour THIS MONDAY in Brighton, before heading down to Spain, hitting Switzerland and Germany, residing in The Netherlands and Belgium for a couple, continuing through Scandinavia before ending in a two week stroll throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland. See all tourdates below!
An Alabama native — just like the previous six-plus generations of his bloodline — J.P. Harris and his family headed west to California and Nevada when he was a kid. Then, when he was 14, Harris set out on his own with little more than a backpack, a tarp, and a bedroll to his name, living a story more common in 1937 than 1997. Harris made his way to the Northeast, picking up whatever work he could — laborer, lumberjack, luthier.
Suffice it to say, the man knows a thing or two about difficult scenarios. It’s not surprising that, when Harris eventually carved out a music career for himself, he dubbed his band J.P. Harris & The Touch Choices. And those are the guys, along with some guest stars like Nikki Lane and Chance McCoy (of Old Crow Medicine Show), filling out the sound on his latest album, “Home Is Where the Hurt Is”. The set is a collection of twang-laden gems, but don’t call it “roots music.” Harris eschews labels like “Americana” and “folk,” preferring to have his music branded as straight-up, capital ‘C’ Country.
2015.04.20 Brighton (UK) @ The Verdict Jazz
2015.04.22 Barcelona (ESP) @ Rocksound
2015.04.23 Valencia (ESP) @ Loco Club
2015.04.24 Madrid (ESP) @ Boite Live
2015.04.25 Lierganes (ESP) @ Los Picos
2015.04.26 Gijon (ESP) @ Acapulco
2015.04.28 Bern (CH) @ Les Amis
2015.04.29 Liesberg (CH) @ Little Nashville
2015.04.30 Bensheim (DE) @ Musiktheater Rex
2015.05.01 Untermeitingen (DE) @ Four Corners
2015.05.02 Groningen (NL) @ Rhytmn & Bluesnight
2015.05.03 Venlo (NL) @ Down By The River
2015.05.06 Selm (DE) @ Lumberjacks
2015.05.07 Amsterdam (NL) @ Bitterzoet
2015.05.08 Eeklo (BE) @ N9
2015.05.09 Oude Leije (NL) @ Kultuurfabriek Kooi-Aap
2015.05.10 Den Bosch (NL) @ W2
2015.05.11 Randers (DK) @ Graceland Randers
2015.05.12 Storebro (SWE) @ Gillestugan
2015.05.13 Stockholm (SE) @ Scandic Grand Central
2015.05.14 Gothenburg (SWE) @ Kom Musik
2015.05.15 Bollstabruk (SWE) @ Bollsta Folkets Hus
2015.05.16 Oslo (NO) @ Buckleys
2015.05.17 Malmo (SWE) @ Folk a Rock
2015.05.18 Esbjerg (DK) @ Huset
2015.05.20 London (UK) @ The Horatia at Texas Joe’s BBQ
2015.05.21 Oxford (UK) @ The Bullingdon
2015.05.22 Newcastle (UK) @ The Cluny 2
2015.05.23 Aberdeen (UK) @ The Tunnels
2015.05.25 Dublin (IRL) @ Ubangi Stomp Club
2015.05.26 Kerry (IRL) @ St Johns Theatre Listowel
2015.05.27 Cork (IRL) @ Crane Lane Theatre
2015.05.28 Clonmel (IRL) @ Clonmel World Music
2015.05.29 Castletownbere (IRL) @ High Tide Club
2015.05.30 Donegal (IRL) @ Balor Arts Centre
2015.05.31 Cookstown (IRL) @ Red Room
Yesterday Rolling Stone Country premiered Daniel Romano‘s new single “The One that Got Away (Came Back Today)”. Give it a spin and read an interview right here. The single will be released on their upcoming studio album “If I’ve Only One Time Asking” through New West Records this summer. The album was recorded at Romano’s home studio in Canada.
Besides this new album Daniel Romano also also tracked a still-untitled follow-up album around the same time, even attaching an unexpected outro to “The One That Got Away” – an outro that’s more psychedelic than rootsy – to hint at the new album’s direction.
A full European tour is set to start mid-May. Daniel Romano is currently preparing to set sail starting with a couple of solo performances throughout Ireland. This will be followed by a stretch of dates with his full band The Trilliums strolling through the United Kingdom, Belgium, The Netherlands, into Scandinavia. After this the group heads back into the UK for some more shows to conclude in France, Germany and one more show in The Netherlands. See a full tourlist below.
22-05-2015: Cardiff (UK) @ The Moon Club
23-05-2015: Coventry (UK) @ Tin Music & Arts
24-05-2015: Oostende (BE) @ De Zwerver
25-05-2015: Raalte (NL) @ Ribs & Blues
27-05-2015: Aalborg (DK) @ 1000 Fryd
28-05-2015: Gothenburg (SWE) @ Pustervik
29-05-2015: Oslo (NO) @ Pokalen
30-05-2015: Bergen (NO) @ Garage
31-05-2015: Trondheim (NO) @ Avant Garden
01-06-2015: Karlstad (SWE) @ Cafe August
02-06-2015: Stockholm (SWE) @ Debaser Strand
03-06-2015: Mariehamn (SWE) @ Dino Bar
04-06-2015: Tampere (FIN) @ Herwood Stage & Bar
05-06-2015: Turku (FIN) @ Klubi
06-06-2015: Helsinki (FIN) @ Korjaamo
08-06-2015: Malmo (SWE) @ Far I Hatten
10-06-2015: London (UK) @ Texas Joes at The Horatia
11-06-2015: Brighton (UK) @ Prince Albert
12-06-2015: Newcastle (UK) @ The Cluny 2
13-06-2015: Glasgow (UK) @ King Tuts
15-06-2015: Paris (FR) @ Point Ephemere
16-05-2105: Duisburg (DE) @ Gramamatikoff
17-05-2015: Nurnberg (DE) @ K4
19-06-2015: Hilvarenbeek (NL) @ Best Kept Secret
20-06-2015: Norderstedt (DE) @ Music Star