Category: Special Features

June 28th, 2022

Milck

Singer-Songwriter, Producer & Advocate MILCK has shared the urgent new protest song “We Won’t Go Back” with BIIANCO, Autumn Rowe and featuring Ani DiFranco in immediate response to the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

The story of “We Won’t Go Back” began in DC the day after the Politico leak regarding the potential overturning of Roe v. Wade, which would eliminate the constitutional right to abortion. MILCK went to the Supreme Court House to participate in a rally where hundreds of people gathered in protest and the cathartic, powerful chant “We won’t go back!” became the resounding anthem.

That night, MILCK took the audio she’d recorded from the protests and created a sample that would soon become a song, which she would share on social media, offering the audio to her community with the intention that others will contribute their voices and stories. “Community is the cure for most problems, and this song was no exception,” says MILCK. “BIIANCO jumped on as lead producer and co-writer. My instagram follower @malmooge contributed lyrics. Autumn Rowe lent her vocals, and Ani DiFranco added a whole layer of badassery with her vocals and guitar.”

#milckmusic

 

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June 28th, 2022

Winter

Today, Winter has shared her new single “lose you”, a dreamlike reverie that harkens back to Samira

Winter’s earliest days, stripping her songwriting down to its core elements, crystalline and spartan. The new single comes with the announcement of West Coast tour dates with the like minded Peel Dream Magazine.

Over the course of the pandemic, Samira decamped to Studio 22 in L.A. with producer Joo Joo Ashworth (Automatic, Dummy, SASAMI) where the pair spent the many months of harsh uncertainty sharpening her songs into a fine point. “I felt like I was making music in a dark cave with an old friend and no one else existed,” Samira says of the process. Within that place of separation from the outside world, she was able to venture into the core of Winter, imbuing every musical choice with a confident intentionality, and newfound vulnerability. More so than ever before, the hypnotic rhythms of electronic music were a key reference point, as well as reliable favorites like early MBV & The Pastels.

Despite its euphoric clusters of synthesizers and skyward melodies, “lose you” is one of the most vulnerable songs from those sessions, Winter speaking to the grim realities of predatory abuse. “It’s a song about one of my saddest moments,” she explains, “where I realized that my close friend had been groomed by this older person that we all knew. I locked myself in my studio, turned on my blue light, and channeled this moment of despair through writing this song. Painting with exclamations from my Juno synth and releasing my emotions in a flurry of reverse delayed vocals.”

Tour Dates

Aug 11 – Los Angeles, CA @ Braindead Studios, Genghis Cohen

Aug 12 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar *

Aug 17 – San Francisco,CA @ Bottom of the Hill *

Aug 19 – Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar *

Aug 20 – Seattle,WA @ The Vera Project *

* w/ Peel Dream Magazine

#daydreamingwinter

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June 28th, 2022

Amidst their extensive U.S. tour opening for 5 Seconds of Summer, Pale Waves have released the single and music video for “Jealousy” from their upcoming album Unwanted, out August 12 via Dirty Hit.

“Some may see it as ridiculous,” explains frontwoman Heather Baron-Gracie, “but I love a bit of jealousy – not too much, but just enough… I want jealousy in a relationship because it shows me the person only has eyes for me and me only.”

2022 TOUR DATES

* As main support for 5 Seconds of Summer

June 27 – Beer City Music Hall – Oklahoma City, OK

June 28 – Walmart AMP – Rogers, AR *

June 30 – Ascend Amphitheater – Nashville, TN *

July 01 – Cadence Bank Amphitheater – Atlanta, GA *

July 02 – Motorco Music Hall – Durham, NC

July 03 – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre – Charlotte, NC *

July 05 – The Anthem – Washington, D.C. *

July 06 – The Skyline Stage – Philadelphia, PA *

July 08 – Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CT *

July 09 – Leader Bank Pavilion – Boston, MA *

July 10 – PMC Bank Arts Pavilion – Holmdel, NJ *

July 12 – Pier 17 – New York City, NY *

July 13 – Pier 17 – New York City, NY *

July 16 – Community Festival – London, UK

July 18 – Andrew Brady Music Center – Cincinnati, OH *

July 20 – Budweiser Stage – Toronto, Canada *

July 21 – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre – Sterling Heights, MI *

July 22 – The Rave/Eagles Club – Milwaukee, WI

July 23 – The Armory – Minneapolis, MN *

July 24 – Saint Louis Music Park – Maryland Heights, MO *

July 29 – Y-Not Festival – Pikehall, Derbyshire, UK

July 30 – Kendal Calling Festival – Lowther Deer Park, UK

August 13 – Boardmasters Festival – Cornwall, UK

August 26 – Leeds Festival – Leeds, UK

August 28 – Reading Festival – Reading, UK

September 16- Riot Fest- Chicago, IL

November 25 – Albert Hall – Manchester, UK

November 26 – O2 Academy – Liverpool, UK

November 27 – Beach Ballroom – Abderdeen, UK

November 28 – Barrowland Ballroom – Glasgow, UK

#palewaves

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June 26th, 2022

Purge the Heretics with A Vintage Future, Scream of Genovese, As We Rise at Antero Hall at Eck’s Saloon, Lakewood, CO
June 25, 2022
Photos by David A. Barber

#anterohall purgethehereticsdenver  #avintagefuture  #screamofgenovese 

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June 25th, 2022

A Showcase of Denver Women Songwriters featuring Lillian, Lonely Choir, Allison Lorenzen, and Claire Heywood at Skylark Lounge
June 24, 2022|
Photos by David A. Barber

#skylarklounge  #Lilsoderman  #claireaheywood   #allison.lorenzen.1  #Lonelychoir #RockOnColo

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June 23rd, 2022

Modern English at Soiled Dove Underground
Denver, CO
June 22, 2022
Photos by David A. Barber

#soileddove  #m0dernenglish  #RockOnColo

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June 22nd, 2022

Ashe

Today, California-based, RIAA Platinum-certified singer-songwriter Ashe revealed the October 14 release date of her highly-anticipated forthcoming sophomore album Rae (via Mom+Pop Music).

Rae

The announcement came alongside the release of Ashe’s new single and video “Angry Woman,” which she has been performing to 50,000 fans around the world during her sold-out Fault Line Tour.

“‘Angry Woman’ is my enough is enough record,” proclaimed Ashe. “There’s always been this sense that as a woman in this world I’ve needed to ‘behave’ and ‘play nice,’ cutting off all this power and confidence that as women we should be demonstrating on a daily basis. ‘Angry Woman,’ in many ways, is about being fed up with abuse of power and that it sometimes takes a little righteous anger to make a change. Especially in today’s climate, I want to see women getting a little angry, because we should be.”

The “Angry Woman” music video was inspired by Yoko Ono’s famous 1964 cut-piece performance in which she encouraged audience members to cut off a small piece of her clothing, which was theirs to keep. Ashe reimagines this original concept and adapts it to the Rae album era themes of feminine liberation, celebration and confidence.

“I felt Yoko One’s cut-piece performance was very empowering and related to the song I wrote and how it feels to be a woman in America in 2022,” said Ashe. “I was very inspired and wanted to pay homage to it in the ‘Angry Woman’ video.”

Ashe Tour Dates:

Thurs, July 7 – Turner Hall Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI

Fri, July 8 – Van Andel Arena – Grand Rapids, MI+

Sat, July 9 – Deluxe @ Old Nation Centre – Indianapolis, IN-

Tues, July 26 – Higher Ground Ballroom – South Burlington, VT

Thurs, July 28 – State Theatre – Portland, ME

Fri, July 29 – Osheaga Festival Musique Et Arts – Montreal, QC*

Sun, July 31 – Mo Pop Festival – Detroit, MI*

Fri, August 5 – Outside Lands – San Francisco, CA*

Mon, September 19 – The Underground – Charlotte, NC

Wed, September 21 – House of Blues Orlando – Lake Buena Vista, FL

Thurs, September 22 – Revolution Live – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

#ashemusic

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June 21st, 2022

Wolf Alice and Bleachers at Red Rocks,
Morrison, CO
June 20, 2022
Photos by David A. Barber

#RedRocksCO  #wolfalicemusic  #bleachersmusic  #RockOnColo

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June 21st, 2022

#Lorde

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June 21st, 2022

Dirt Femme

Today, multi-platinum selling, GRAMMY® Award nominated artist Tove Lo released yet another irresistible earworm titled ‘True Romance,’ along with the news of a forthcoming fifth studio album DIRT FEMME to be released on October 14 (Pretty Swede Records / mtheory).

The album tracklist, which was also unveiled today, boasts an impressive lineup of special guests, including SG Lewis (appearing on two tracks), Channel Tres and First Aid Kit.

Speaking on her highly anticipated forthcoming full-length, the Swedish superstar shared: “Dirt Femme is about me and my relationship with my femininity. When I started out as a writer and an artist, I used to view my feminine traits as weaker and would enhance my masculine traits to get ahead in life. I feel a big energy shift in my environment since then and this album reflects the various ways my feminine side has both helped and hurt me.” She continues “I’m a pansexual woman married to a straight man. I believe masculine and feminine lives on a spectrum in all humans. There are so many more interesting nuances than most people want to accept. Songs on this album will contradict each other, will probably upset some of you, will make you want to dance, cry, fuck and drive your car really, really, fast. It’s extremely personal as always which is why it’s so hard to describe in just a few words. It’s all my feelings, thoughts and questions put together in under 50 minutes with no answers. But I know that I always feel relief and connection when a song just speaks to my emotions without telling me what to do about them. I hope this album reaches that little secret pocket in your heart where all the real stuff is hiding.”

Tove Lo has also announced the launch of her own record label Pretty Swede Records with mtheory, creating an independent platform for her artistry. “It’s amazing,” she smiles. “I have a lot of freedom, and it’s been fun to work with mtheory. This will be the first release under my label. I’m a pop girl, but I like to make things weird and be in full control of the whole vision. This is the perfect way to put out exactly what I want.”

DIRT FEMME’ TRACK LIST:

No One Dies From Love

Suburbia

2 Die 4

True Romance

Grapefruit

Cute & Cruel (feat. First Aid Kit)

Call on Me (with SG Lewis)

Attention Whore (feat. Channel Tres)

Pineapple Slice (with SG Lewis)

I’m to Blame

Kick In The Head

How Long

#Tovelo

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June 21st, 2022

#Rainbowgirlsmusic

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June 21st, 2022

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June 21st, 2022

Stella Donnelly

Today, Stella Donnelly presents “Flood,” the title track/video from her forthcoming album, out August 26th on Secretly Canadian.

Directed by Donnelly, Nick Mckk and Grace Goodwin, the accompanying “Flood” video centers on an idyllic summer day — or at least Donnelly’s idiosyncratic version of one. “This clip is pure ridiculous play, like going to your grandparents house where you and your cousins would get up to the most elaborate film projects,” Donnelly says. “We always ran around the house making home movies that tried to re-enact other films and much like this clip here, they always ended in some sort of minor catastrophe. With this video for ‘Flood’ we have made a very feeble attempt at recreating the legendary OK GO video clip for ‘Here it Goes Again’ and we failed gloriously.”

Of  “Flood,” Donnelly says: “This song feels like a sad little adventure. I wrote it in the dark depths of a Melbourne winter lockdown where it had been raining for consecutive weeks. Everyone around me was falling into their own version of depression at different times. It felt like a flood of trauma yet at the same time, we were given an opportunity of time to work through stuff that we’d been distracting ourselves with for so long prior to the pandemic.”

This fall, Donnelly will embark on a world tour, including stops in Los Angeles, Chicago, Brooklyn, and a plethora of dates across Europe and the UK. Full dates are listed below and tickets are on sale now.

Stella Donnelly Tour Dates

Mon. Jun. 27 – Utrecht, NL @ Tivoli Vrendenburg *

Tue. Jun. 28 – Utrecht, NL @ Tivoli Vrendenburg *

Thu. Jun. 30 – Berlin, DE  @ Verti Music Hall *

Sun. Jul. 3 – Six-Fours-les-Plages, FR @ Pointu Festival

Thur. Jul. 7 – Biscay, ES @ BBK Bilbao Festival

Sat. Jul. 23 – Byron Bay, AU @ Splendour In The Grass

Sun. Sept. 11 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah

Mon. Sept. 12 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda

Tue. Sept. 13 – San Francisco, CA @ Independent

Thu. Sept. 15 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios

Fri. Sept. 16 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret

Sat. Sept. 17 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos

Wed. Sept. 21 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe

Thu. Sept. 22 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall

Fri. Sept. 23 – Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary

Sat. Sept. 24 – Toronto, ON @ Longboat Hall

Mon. Sept. 26 – Boston, MA @ Crystal Ballroom

Wed. Sept. 28 – Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere

Fri. Sept. 30 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live

Sat. Oct. 1 – Washington, DC @ Songbyrd

Tue. Nov. 1 – Leeds, UK @ Wardrobe

Wed. Nov. 2 – Glasgow @ Mono

Thu. Nov. 3 – Manchester @ Band On The Wall

Fri. Nov. 4 – Dublin, IE @ Whelan’s

Sun. Nov. 6 – Liverpool, UK @ Zanzibar

Tue. Nov. 8 Nottingham, UK @ Metronome

Wed. Nov. 9 – Bristol, UK @ Thekla

Thu. Nov. 10 – London, UK @ Electric Brixton

Sat. Nov. 12 – Cardiff, UK @ The Gate

Sun. Nov. 13 – Birmingham, UK @ Hare and Hounds

Mon. Nov. 14 – Brighton, UK @ Komedia

Wed. Nov. 16 – Paris, FR @  FMR

Thu. Nov. 17 – Cologne, DE @ Artheatre

Fri. Nov. 18 – Brussels, BE @ Rotonde – Botanique

Sat. Nov. 19 – Amsterdam, NL @ Bitterzoet

Mon. Nov. 21 – Hamburg, DE @ Molotow Skybar

Tue. Nov. 22 – Copenhagen, DK @ Hotel Cecil

Thu. Nov. 24 – Berlin, DE @ Badehaus

Fri. Nov. 25 – Munich, DE @ Strom !

 * w/ Mitski

! w/ Julia Jacklin

#stelladonnelly

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June 20th, 2022
Bay Ledges & Double Camp at Soda Bar
San Diego, CA
June 18, 2022
Photos by Lindsey Whitehead
#sodabarsd #bayledges #doublecampmusic

 

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June 20th, 2022

Our Friends at Titwrench Collective put this up this weekend

#Titwrench #Rarebyrd$

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June 20th, 2022

Skott

Swedish artist, songwriter and producer Skott represents a new era of female artists, where authenticity, creativity and staying true to her own being matters above all else.

Skott is now back with new material, where she is showcasing her natural aptitude for pop with her single ‘Evergreen’, as she prepares to release her second full-length album later this fall.

On the song, Skott shares: “In a way, it’s about a time-tested love, a relationship with a lot of history and growth. Like you can read it in the tree’s rings and scars. But at the same time there’s naivety, this young, unspoiled, puppy love side – an ever-green crown on a massive gnarly oak. I picture it growing taller and more beautiful with the years, while staying vibrant. I’ve always believed that this sort of love exists, and I’ve been feeling like I’ve found it. There’s someone special to me that inspired this song.”

“The song makes me want to climb trees. I also sing in my “kids choir” voices, which is me pretending to be a whole gang of little kids with different characters. They often come out in my more playful songs that bring out the inner child in me. The kids carry a lot of energy and hit those higher notes with a lot of power, because they don’t care about getting it right or pretty, they just shout at the top of their lungs.”

#skott

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June 20th, 2022

#AllieSherlock 

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June 20th, 2022

Alabama’s very own princess of rap Flo Milli returns with her latest track and video for “Conceited.”

To coincide with the track and video release, she announces her upcoming debut album You Still Here, Ho ? is coming soon via RCA Records.

Produced by Fyre, Trinidad James, and Kosine, “Conceited” sees Flo Milli where she shines: playfully and fearlessly exuding undoubted confidence over a hard-hitting beat. The track is accompanied by a high-energy music video, where Flo displays main character energy, looking fabulous and flexing on her haters, directed by NAYIP.

#flomillishit

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June 20th, 2022

Rico Nasty releases her latest single “Black Punk.” Stay tuned for the European tour.

Rico Nasty

#riconasty

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June 20th, 2022

Blitzen Trapper with Laney Jones at Levitt Pavilion
Denver, CO
June 19, 2022
Photos by David A. Barber

#levittdenver  #notlaneyjones  #blitzentrapper  #RockOnColo

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