Archives: March 2014

NPR’s Top 40 Bands To Know At SXSW Includes Thus Owls

March 19th, 2014


Last week, Austin, TX held it’s 27th annual SXSW Music and Film Conference for over 70,000 people. The line up of bands and artists was over 2000, and NPR‘s Bob Boilen listened to over 1,500 songs to create his Spotify playlist of the top 40 bands to know from this years conference. Titled ‘Unseen Austin,’ the playlist features up and coming bands or artists with new albums, including Thus Owls, whose new album ‘Turning Rocks‘ is due out April 8th on Secret City Records. Listen to the song ‘As Long As We Try A Little‘ by Thus Owls, and the rest of the playlist below.

Check out Bob Boilen’s ‘Weekly Rainbows’ blog here!

WATCH – Mr. Pauer – ‘Dare’ Feat. Ana And Maye Osorio

March 18th, 2014


Mr. Pauer (Toto González), Miami’s Latin Grammy® nominated artist/producer, released the video for his new single ‘Dare,’ featuring Ana and May Osorio. The single comes from his forthcoming sophomore album ‘Orange.’ Watch the video below, and follow Mr. Pauer as he tours with Julieta Venegas and Amigos Invisibles!

Mr. Pauer Tour Dates:
03.18.14 – Hell’s Kitchen, NY – Stage 48
03.19.14 – Miami, FL – Grand Central
03.21.14 – San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live
03.23.14 – Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
03.25.14 – Chicago, IL – Wringleyville
03.28.14 – Dallas, TX – Gilley’s

Sidewalk Chalk North American Spring Tour Dates

March 17th, 2014


The Chicago based jazz and funk band Sidewalk Chalk started their North American tour which continues through March and April. The tour is to promote their new album ‘Inner Fire,’ which came out earlier this year. Check the list of dates below to see if they’re coming near you!

03.18.14 – Missoula, MT – The Badlander
03.20.14 – Seattle, WA – Nectar
03.23.14 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater Lounge
03.25.14 – Fairfax, CA – 19 Broadway
03.26.14 – San Francisco, CA – Brick & Mortar
03.28.14 – Los Angeles, CA – The Hotel Cafe
03.29.14 – Sebastobol, CA – Hopmonk
03.30.14 – San Diego, CA – 98 Bottles
04.01.14 – Phoenix, AZ – Last Exit Live
04.03.14 – Tempe, AZ – The Blunt Club
04.05.14 – Austin, TX – Hotel Vegas
04.09.14 – Denton, TX – The Abbey Underground
04.10.14 – Houston, TX – The Flat
04.11.14 – Houston, TX – Museum District Lounge
04.13.14 – New Orleans, LA – Cafe Instanbul
04.17.14 – Louisville, KY – Gerstle’s Place
04.18.14 – Cincinnati, OH – MOTR Pub
04.19.14 – St. Louis, MO – Kranzberg Arts Center
04.20.14 – Lawrence, KS – Replay Lounge
04.21.14 – Kansas City, MO – Record Bar
04.23.14 – Columbia, MO – The Bridge
04.24.14 – Lincoln, NE – Zoo Bar
04.25.14 – Fort Wayne, IN – The Brass Rail
04.26.14 – South Bend, IN – McCormick’s

WATCH – Lizzo – ‘Faded’

March 15th, 2014


Female rapper and GRRRL member Lizzo premiered the music video for her new single ‘Faded‘ on music and art blog Dazed last week. The single comes off her upcoming record, ‘Lizzobangers,’ which will available April 14th on Virgin Records. Watch the video below, and read the full interview on Dazed’s website here.

Pre-order ‘Lizzobangers’ here!

WATCH – Tosca Live On KCRW

March 14th, 2014


The Austrian duo of Tosca (Richard Dorfmeister & Rupert Huber) made their way to KCRW for a live show last week. They appeared on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic and played several songs over the 45 minute long session. They also gave insight on how they met as well as the process of creating their music. You can watch the full in-studio recording below, and all the other KCRW sessions on their website here.

LISTEN – Adanowsky New Single + Album Release Date

March 13th, 2014


French rock star Adanowsky (Adan Jodorowsky) is coming out with his second full length album, ‘ADA.’ It comes out April 1st on Everloving Records, after his 2011 debut album, ‘Amador‘. The singer worked and recorded in Polysound Studios, in the suburbs Paris, with the Polycarpe brothers and engineer Jack Lahana. The first single off the album is called ‘Dancing To The Radio,’ and can be listened to on Everloving’s SoundCloud here. Take a listen to the single, and look out for more information coming soon!