October 1st, 2022
Upcoming New Releases
 
Alvvays – Blue Rev – #alvvaysband 
 
Winter – What Kind of Blue Are You? – #daydreamingwinter
 
Saturday – Nothing 2 Celebrate – #saturdaymusic 
 
Cumulus – Something Brighter – #cumulus.songs
 
Hoaxed – Two Shadows – #hoaxedband

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September 22nd, 2022

Alvvays

Alvvays are set to release their highly anticipated new album Blue Rev on Polyvinyl Records on October 7th, 2022 and today they release two new singles “Belinda Says” and “Very Online Guy.”

“Belinda Says” pays homage to pop icon Belinda Carlisle referencing her iconic 1980’s hit “Heaven Is A Place On Earth.” The song, whose lyrics reference the album title (“blue rev behind the rink”), is nostalgic and brimming with brightness, showcasing the band’s knack for creating stadium ready indie-rock.

Alvvays are gifting us with a double song release showing the depth of Blue Rev by also releasing “Very Online Guy.” The song, which touches on internet ‘reply guys,’ is lyrically one of the most tongue-in-cheek yet from Molly Rankin’s whip-smart treasure trove of lyrics. Rankin and Alec O’Hanley have also put on their director hats, teaming up with director and media artist Colby Richardson to make the video for “Very Online Guy.” The video was filmed with an old Handycam and the results are an analogue fantasy land.

The band had this to say about the songs: “Two new lambs for the cultural volcano! One more sweet slurp of alcopop dedicated to the girls wiping tables called ‘Belinda Says’ and the dial-up electronic dream ‘Very Online Guy.’

We painted and shot the Belinda Says video in our living room. We directed a mosaic-mode vid for ‘V.O.G’. with our videoguru friend Colby. This was easily the funnest thing we’ve ever shot. Enjoy our clunky low-bit collage of aliased key clacking and step-dance scramble on your CRTs.”

Blue Rev

Alvvays will be touring North America this fall giving fans a much needed cathartic release.The band have just announced an additional show at Pomona’s The Glass House with Slow Pulp on Oct. 28.

2022 World Tour Dates:

10/2 – Glasgow, UK @ Saint Luke’s [SOLD OUT]

10/3 – Manchester, UK @ Gorilla  [SOLD OUT]

10/5 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Institute2  [SOLD OUT]

10/6 – Leeds, UK @ Belgrave Music Hall  [SOLD OUT]

10/7 – London, UK @ Islington Assembly Hall  [SOLD OUT]

10/14 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre $

10/15 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave. $

10/18 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot $

10/19 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory $

10/20 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom $

10/21 – Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theatre $

10/22 – Seattle, WA @ The Moore Theatre $

10/24 – Arcata, CA @ Arcata Theatre Lounge $

10/26 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore $

10/27 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore $

10/28 – Pomona, CA – Glass House $ [Just Added)

10/29 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern $

10/30 – San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park $  [SOLD OUT]

11/02 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater $

11/04 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall – Downstairs $

11/05 – Dallas, TX @ The Studio at The Factory $

11/07 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse $

11/08 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works $

11/09 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel $

11/11 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club $ [SOLD OUT]

11/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall $

11/15 – New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall $

11/16 – New York, NY @ Kings Theater $

11/18 – Boston, MA @ Roadrunner $

$ w/ Slow Pulp

#alvvaysband

 

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August 19th, 2022

Courtney Barnett

Courtney Barnett’s Here and There festival is officially underway with the first half of the tour now complete. The first 7 shows featured incredible performances from Lucy Dacus, Snail Mail, Alvvays, They Hate Change, Faye Webster, Bartees Strange, The Beths, Quinn Christpherson, Hana Vu and Caroline Rose. The tour will now head to the West Coast where Barnett will be joined at various points by Arooj Aftab, Bedouine, Chicano Batman, Ethel Cain, Indigo De Souza, Japanese Breakfast, Julia Jacklin, Leith Ross, Sleater-Kinney, Waxahatchee, and Wet Leg. As Paste Magazine put it, “If a festival tour with a rotating lineup of some of the best indie-rock artists out there right now compiled by an excellent artist in her own right sounds like a dream to you, we’re here to inform you that you’re wide awake and it’s happening.” A full city-by-city summary can be found below.

Here and There

To celebrate the incredible coming together of these wonderful artists, Barnett has today released a very rare and limited edition run of 600 cassette tapes where all funds raised will go to the National Network of Abortion Funds and Advocates for Youth.

Earlier this week the demo for Sleater-Kinney’s Complex Female Characters was released. 

#counrtneybarnett #Hereandtherefest 

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August 10th, 2022

Courtney Barnett

Courtney Barnett’s Here and There festival is officially underway with the first shows featuring  the masterful Quinn Christopherson and the always incredible Lucy Dacus. Also joining Barnett at various points on the line-up will be Alvvays, Arooj Aftab, Bartees Strange, Bedouine, Caroline Rose, Chicano Batman, Ethel Cain, Faye Webster, Fred Armisen, Hana Vu, Indigo De Souza, Japanese Breakfast, Julia Jacklin, Leith Ross, Men I Trust, Sleater-Kinney, Snail Mail, The Beths, They Hate Change, Waxahatchee, and Wet Leg. A full city-by-city summary can be found here.

See Courtney live from 2018 here

Here and There Fest

To celebrate the incredible coming together of these wonderful artists, Barnett is releasing a very rare and limited edition run of 1200 cassette tapes where all funds raised will go to the National Network of Abortion Funds and Advocates for Youth. B-Sides can be ordered here.

Courtney Barnett has also released here demo of “If I Don’t Hear From You Tonight” 

Bsides

Here And There: B-Sides, Live Tracks + Demos Tracklisting:

SIDE 1

1 – Julia Jacklin – Vegas Wedding (Demo)

2 – Bedouine – Wasn’t Me (Live)

3 – The Beths – Keep The Distance (Demo)

4 – Faye Webster – Come To Atlanta (Live from Chase Park Transduction)

SIDE 2

5 – Sleater-Kinney – Complex Female Characters (Live)

6 – Courtney Barnett – If I Don’t Hear From You Tonight (Demo)

7 – Caroline Rose – Soma (Demo)

8 – Hana Vu – Maker (Live From The Parking Lot Sessions)

#hereandtherefest #courtneymelba

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August 10th, 2022

Alvvays

Alvvays returned in a blaze of musical glory last month, delighting fans around the world and reminding everyone why they are one of the most exciting bands of right now. Blue Rev which will be released via Polyvinyl on October 7th.

Now the band are giving another taste of their exciting new album with another song “Easy On Your Own?”

See Alvvays live photos from 2019 here

2022 Tour Dates:

08/16 – Chicago, IL @ Here and There Festival – The Salt Shed

09/19 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheater #

10/14 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre $

10/15 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave. $

10/18 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot $

10/19 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory $

10/20 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom $

10/21 – Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theatre $

10/22 – Seattle, WA @ The Moore Theatre $

10/24 – Arcata, CA @ Arcata Theatre Lounge $

10/26 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore $

10/27 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore $

10/29 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern $

10/30 – San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park $

11/02 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater $

11/04 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall – Downstairs $

11/05 – Dallas, TX @ The Studio at The Factory $

11/07 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse $

11/08 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works $

11/09 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel $

11/11 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club $ [SOLD OUT]

11/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall $

11/15 – New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall $

11/16 – New York, NY @ Kings Theater $

11/18 – Boston, MA @ Roadrunner $

# w/ The War on Drugs

$ w/ Slow Pulp

#alvvays

 

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July 6th, 2022

Alvvays

The world has been patiently waiting for the return of one of indie rock’s most beloved and treasured bands. Today, Alvvays are pleased to be putting everyone out of their misery, announcing the new album Blue Rev which will be released via Polyvinyl on October 7th.

Blue Rev

At least the five-year wait was worthwhile: Blue Rev doesn’t simply reassert what’s always been great about Alvvays but instead reimagines it. They have, in part and sum, never been better. There are 14 songs on Blue Rev, making it not only the longest Alvvays album but also the most harmonically rich and lyrically provocative.

Alvvays are also releasing new song “Pharmacist,” the first song on the album and an exciting jumping off point for what is sure to be one of the albums of the year.

Last month they teased their return by announcing their 2022 fall tour. The tour will start in Chicago this October and hit all major US markets. They are also scheduled to play Courtney Barnett’s ‘Here and There Festival’ in August.

2022 Tour Dates:

08/16 – Chicago, IL @ Here and There Festival – The Salt Shed

10/14 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre $

10/15 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave. $

10/18 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot $

10/19 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory $

10/20 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom $

10/21 – Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theatre $

10/22 – Seattle, WA @ The Moore Theatre $

10/24 – Arcata, CA @ Arcata Theatre Lounge $

10/26 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore $

10/27 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore $

10/29 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern $

10/30 – San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park $

11/02 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater $

11/04 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall – Downstairs $

11/05 – Dallas, TX @ The Studio at The Factory $

11/07 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse $

11/08 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works $

11/09 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel $

11/11 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club $

11/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall $

11/15 – New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall $

11/16 – New York, NY @ Kings Theater $

11/18 – Boston, MA @ Roadrunner $

$ w/ Slow Pulp

#alvvaysband

 

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March 24th, 2022

Here and There Fest

Courtney Barnett today announces ‘Here And There,’ a boutique touring festival with a rotating line-up featuring many of the most exciting songwriters in music today. This August and September, Barnett will take the one-day, one-stage festival to 15 locations around North America, each city with an extraordinary and unique line-up.

http://hereandtherefest.com/

Joining Barnett at various points on the line-up will be Alvvays, Arooj Aftab, Bartees Strange, Bedouine, Caroline Rose, Chicano Batman, Ethel Cain, Faye Webster, Fred Armisen, Hana Vu, Indigo De Souza, Japanese Breakfast, Julia Jacklin, Leith Ross, Lido Pimienta, Lucy Dacus, Men I Trust, Quinn Christopherson, Sleater-Kinney, Snail Mail, The Beths, Waxahatchee, and Wet Leg. A full city-by-city summary can be found below.

Barnett says: “When I was a kid I would make mix-tapes and dream up my own festivals, I’d even design the t-shirts and pair up musicians for iconic collaborations. I’d listen to the mix-tape and pretend it was the live recording of a concert, all my favorite artists on stage together. 10 years ago I wrote this lyric: “I got lost somewhere between here and there, I’m not sure what the town was called”. Whether that was meant to be interpreted as a geographical, emotional or philosophical journey, I thought it was the perfect title for my roaming festival.

This concept was something that remained floating in the back of my mind when I started playing music. Here And There feels like a natural culmination of energy after years of touring, and ten years of  working on my label Milk! Records. It’s something I’ve been forever daydreaming about, and part of an always evolving project to share spaces and build new platforms for art and artists that I believe in.

It’s always been important to me to share the stage with people that I admire and artists that inspire me, which is why I’m so excited and grateful to announce this amazing lineup.”

Courtney is thrilled to have The Ally Coalition (TAC) at Here and There. TAC will be partnering with Here And There to provide site-specific programs throughout the tour. Founded in 2013 by Jack Antonoff (Bleachers) and fashion designer Rachel Antonoff, TAC is committed to bettering the lives of LGBTQ youth through tours, campaigns and partnerships, providing support to organizations serving LGBTQ Youth. TAC partners with artists and uses their platforms to raise awareness of the systemic inequalities facing the LGBTQ population and activate prominent members of the creative community and their fan bases to engage with these issues in meaningful and impactful ways. This year, TAC is touring with a range of incredible artists, including Courtney Barnett, Bleachers, Big Thief, Faye Webster, Beach Bunny and Caroline Rose.

Courtney is partnering with Plus1 to donate $1/ticket to TAC and their work supporting LGBTQ Youth across the country.

TOUR DATES:

8/8/2022 – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland              

Courtney Barnett

Lucy Dacus

Quinn Christopherson

 

8/9/2022 – St. Louis, MO – The Factory   

Courtney Barnett

Lucy Dacus

Quinn Christopherson

 

8/10/2022 – Cleveland, OH – Agora          

Courtney Barnett

Lucy Dacus

Quinn Christopherson

               

8/12/2022 – Harrisburg, PA – XL Live        

Courtney Barnett

Lucy Dacus

Faye Webster

Caroline Rose

 

8/13/2022 – North Adams, MA – MASS MoCA

Courtney Barnett

Lucy Dacus

Men I Trust

Faye Webster

The Beths

Bartees Strange

Hana Vu

 

8/14/2022 – Syracuse, NY – Beak N Skiff

Courtney Barnett

Snail Mail

Faye Webster

Hana Vu

                               

8/16/2022 – Chicago, IL – Salt Shed

Courtney Barnett

Alvvays

The Beths

                               

8/20/2022 – Portland, OR – Edgefield

Sleater-Kinney

Courtney Barnett

Waxahatchee

Fred Armisen

 

8/21/2022 – Seattle, WA – Marymoore

Courtney Barnett

Sleater-Kinney

Waxahatchee

Fred Armisen

Leith Ross

 

8/23/2022 – Vancouver, BC – Orpheum Theater

Courtney Barnett

Lido Pimienta

                               

8/26/2022 – Stanford, CA – Frost Amphitheater

Courtney Barnett

Japanese Breakfast

Chicano Batman

Julia Jacklin

                                                               

8/28/2022 – San Diego, CA – Humphrey’s

Courtney Barnett

Indigo De Souza

Ethel Cain

                                               

8/31/2022 – Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory

Courtney Barnett

Wet Leg

Indigo De Souza

 

9/1/2022 – Austin, TX -ACL Moody

Courtney Barnett

Indigo De Souza

Ethel Cain

                                               

9/3/2022 – Denver, CO  – Mission Ballroom

Japanese Breakfast

Courtney Barnett

Arooj Aftab

Bedouine

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September 8th, 2019

The National and Alvvays at Mission Ballroom
September 7, 2019
Photos by David A. Barber

@missionballroom, @thenationalofficial, @ALVVAYS, #RockOnColo

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October 21st, 2017

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