Local electro pop phenoms Wild Cub gave us all a scare a few months back when we thought they were leaving for the left coast, but a record deal with Mom + Pop Records has dropped the anchor back in the sea of Nashville for the time being. That’s not to say that you will be seeing Keegan and Jeremy too much at your local watering holes this winter. They are set to embark on a pretty lengthy cross country (with a couple of UK stops) tour which will keep them out of Music City through most of the winter for the official rerelease of Youth on Mom + Pop on January 21st. They are also set to make some new pals on this tour by playing dates with Foals, Washed Out, FIDLAR, Bastille, The Cathedrals, The 1975, & more.
Local day drinkers JEFF The Brotherhood are heading out west for the month of October for a string of headlining dates with Nashville’s Diarrhea Planet. Don’t worry about that name west-y pals… I heard it described last night as Van Halen punk rock, and I’d have to give the four guitar band a solid thumbs up in the fun department.
Obviously this announcement is more for my scattered friends out on the left coast than for us Nashvillans, but it is exciting news for the Orrall bros, nonetheless. Tour details are below, and I’m sure they sell PBR at every one of these stops. If you follow us, or stumble across this along I-5, I-10, I-30, or I-40, do yourself a favor and check these dudes out.
Pre-sale tickets to all the dates are on sale right now, and you can grab those here.
The little indie band that got it’s start here in Nashville is all grown up. Alabama Shakes have seen a meteoric rise in notoriety since we first started talking about them last summer. They are confirmed to play SXSW, Sasquatch, Hang Out Festival, and Bonnaroo; they just announced tour dates with a swing through Europe; and their live 7″ is available at Third Man now; they just released a KEXP session; and the rumors are swirling about a Daytrotter session…. AND their debut LP, Boys And Girls, doesn’t release until April 10th. What a year for The Alabama Shakes! Congrats!
The tour dates and videos from the KEXP session are below. Enjoy!
4/25/12 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
4/27/12 St. Louis, MO Chaifetz Arena
4/28/12 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
4/30/12 Denver, CO 1st Bank Center
5/2/12 Salt Lake City, UT Maverick Center
5/4/12 Oakland, CA Oracle
5/5/12 Sacramento, CA Power Balance Arena
5/7/12 Portland, OR Rose Garden
5/8/12 Seattle, WA Key Arena
5/9/12 Vancouver, BC Rodgers Arena
5/11/12 Calgary, AB Saddledome
5/12/12 Edmonton, AB Rexall
5/14/12 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
5/15/12 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
5/16/12 Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center
Once again, this computer is creeping along, and needs to be rebooted. Here’s some random tid bits that are sitting on my computer. As usually happens with my News and Notes write-ups there aren’t real Nashville connections (save the Feist retweet), but I want to get them out there anyway.
The Antlers go XX
The Antlers are following up their awesome LP Burst Apart with an eight track outtake EP entitled together (releases on Frenchkiss Records on November 22nd). This EP includes collaborations with Neon Indian, Bear In Heaven, and Nicole Atkins. However, the news of the day is the leak of their cover of the XX’s “VCRs” which you can listen to below. I guess The Antlers really wanted to get into the Bedroom Music genre which the XX currently corners the market on.
The Antlers covering the XX’s “VCR”
Feist at Third Man Records
Indie pop princess Feist recently rolled through town and played a 24 hour advance notice show at Third Man Records. Check out the Nashville Cream review of that show. The most notable point is that they served keg beer… The usual lack of beer at TMR is honestly one reason that I didn’t go to that show last Saturday night. Fail.
Radiohead announces US Tour
The absolute kings of alternative rock at the moment (and for the couple of decades) is Radiohead. It was announced this week that Radiohead is planning a US tour this upcoming year, and there are also rumors that they are working on a new record. There is no Nashville tour date as of right now, but there are also a lot of gaps in the schedule. We’ve heard rumblings that they are going to be playing the Coachella festival next April. I wonder if they’ll hop across the country for a sweaty Bonnaroo set as well? If you are a big Radiohead fan though, it might be worth heading down to Atlanta on March 1st to catch the closest tour date announced so far. Tickets for most of these shows (inc. Atlanta) go on sale Saturday (11/12 at 10am EST).