Housse de Racket Announce Spring Tour


It wasn’t their tour with Yelle last year that brought on my new-found love for French indie-pop duo, Housse de Racket, but members Pierre Leroux and Victor Le Masne’s densely hooky, suave, intense song-writing style. Their LP, Alesia, confirmed the suspicions. The two recorded that album with French producer Phillipe Zdar (Cassius, Phoenix, The Rapture), and to much applause. Though Zdar does have a certain ‘je ne sais quoi,’ it was the live performances of last year’s North American … [Read more...]

Lana Del Rey Postpones Tour, Cancels SXSW Performance


The New York Post is reporting that Lana Del Rey is postponing her upcoming tour in the wake of her infamous SNL performance. The "Video Games"  singer was set to announce a 30-date tour in support of her new album Born to Die, but after deciding she wasn't ready and that a poor performance could hurt record sales, executives at Interscope decided to postpone tour. "[Lana] and her manager decided to cancel [the tour] after SNL," a source told the Post's Page Six, stating that Del Rey was … [Read more...]

Nneka: New Record, Remix + March Tour


Hot off the press this afternoon, Nigerian-German electro-pop artist, Nneka, announced the upcoming release of her third record, Soul Is Heavy. The accompanying tour dates, just announced, are much anticipated, since the singer hasn’t toured the United States in over two years. The U.S./Canadian tour will span the month of March, and includes a couple of appearances at SXSW, the details of which haven’t been leaked. With a Fader premiere, Nneka has also just released the Coki (Digital … [Read more...]

Snowmine Residency at Piano’s + SXSW


Always sort of snarling now when someone introduces a new band to me as ‘Brooklyn-based,’ Snowmine is one that I went back to check out because, honestly, I liked their name. Snowmine is five guys who seem to be not-for-the-sake-of-it indie. Their bio uses the term ‘soundscape’ to describe their music, and it’s one I would choose, too. I’ve never seen them live, but imagine that their use of pedal boards is operationally smooth and technically seamless. At least that’s the … [Read more...]

Miike Snow Announces Tour Dates

Miike Snow

Alongside the group’s appearances at SXSW, Ultra, and the Coachellas, the trio Miike Snow has posted a handful of dates to accompany the in between periods. With their upcoming album, Happy To You, coming out in March 27, there will not be a moment of rest for these fine folks. Check out the dates below as well as the single off the new effort, “Paddling Out”. Miike Snow 2012 Tour Dates: 03/13-18 – Austin, TX @ South by Southwest 03/23 – Miami, FL @ Ultra Music Festival 04/10 … [Read more...]

Andrew W.K. Tour + SXSW Dates


Today the Andrew W.K. camp announced the “I Get Wet Ten Year Anniversary Tour.” This means that Andrew and the full band will be performing their debut record, for the first time ever, in its entirety. I Get Wet took rock fans by surprise ten years ago, ushering in Andrew W.K.’s unique, party-boy style and throwing him into the international arena. This tour is in celebration of that record. For the tour, the band will play each track from it in order, including – yes, because I know … [Read more...]

SXSW 2012 Schedule Up Today!


Quick, all you uber music fans out there scramble to get your SXSW 2012 personal schedules together. Today marked the release of the official schedule and, with it, some band and artist names that weren’t previously included on the ‘to-play’ list. I won’t lie; I started working on my schedule a month ago. But I will tell you that my interest  in unofficial parties, indie-indie label showcases and after-after-hours parties intrigue me slightly more than the run of the mill. Along the … [Read more...]

Cheap Girls Announce Spring Headline Tour

Cheap Girls

Cheap Girls have announced an upcoming Spring tour. The U.S. tour in support of the  their first full-length album, Giant Orange, kicks off Thursday, March 1 in Cleveland, OH, at the Grog Shop and will run through March 20, closing out in Lawrence, KS. The tour will also include a stop at the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, TX. The Sidekicks will join the tour for the entire run. See the full tour schedule below. Giant Orange, was produced by Against Me! vocalist/songwriter Tom Gabel and is … [Read more...]