Tom Vek announces trio of US dates, paying tribute to the trio of colors that paint our mighty flag

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Red. White. Blue. The three colors of our flag. Also the three colors of France’s flag. The United Kingdom’s, too. Can’t forget about Chile, either. Or Norway for that matter. Anyway, a lot of countries actually use red, white, and blue for their flag, but, hey, we do it the best! Bang bang! Rah rah! In deference to the great three colors of this nation’s lasting symbol, Tom Vek is popping over to the United States this October and playing three shows. To play more would be disrespectful to those looking for unnecessary patterns in all facets of daily life.

In April, Vek put out his third record, Luck, through Moshi Moshi. In keeping with my insane conspiracy theory, Vek will never put out another record, to maintain immortal symmetry with the American flag. This sounds reasonable.

Tom Vek dates:

10.20.14 - Brooklyn, NY - Baby’s All Right
10.21.14 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge (CMJ)
10.23.14 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo

• Tom Vek: http://www.tomvek.tv
• Moshi Moshi: http://moshimoshimusic.com

Dum Dum Girls to tour North America, attempt to make best coming-of-age road trip movie since Crossroads

Dum Dum Girls will embark on a tour to support their album Too True. It’s their third album and mostly everyone is loving it, so why not go see them strum some of those songs out live and in the flesh?

Check out the video for “Too True To Be Good” below, and if that’s not enough, then hit Sub Pop’s YouTube playlist for a few more Dum videos. Think of it as a sampler for your eyeballs that happens to be accompanied by musical sounds.

Tour dates:

08.09.14 - San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival
09.20.14 - Denver, CO - Riot Fest & Sideshow
10.19.14 - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
10.20.14 - Omaha, NE - Waiting Room
10.22.14 - Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line
10.23.14 - Madison, WI - High Noon
10.24.14 - Chicago, IL - Metro
10.25.14 - Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
10.26.14 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
10.27.14 - Boston, MA - The Sinclair
10.30.14 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Bowl
10.31.14 - Philadelphia, PA - Making Time PURE Halloween @ Union Transfer
11.01.14 - Washington, DC - Burger Records Caravan of Stars @ Black Cat
11.02.14 - Charlottesville, VA - The Southern
11.03.14 - Raleigh, NC - Kings
11.05.14 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
11.07.14 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada
11.09.14 - Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Fest
11.11.14 - Albuquerque, NM - Sister
11.12.14 - Tucson, AZ - Club Congress
11.13.14 - Pheonix, AZ - Crecent Ballroom
11.15.14 - Pioneertown, CA - Pappy & Harriet’s

• Dum Dum Girls: http://wearedumdumgirls.com
• Sub Pop: https://www.subpop.com

Tom Vek announces trio of US dates, paying tribute to the trio of colors that paint our mighty flag

Red. White. Blue. The three colors of our flag. Also the three colors of France’s flag. The United Kingdom’s, too. Can’t forget about Chile, either. Or Norway for that matter. Anyway, a lot of countries actually use red, white, and blue for their flag, but, hey, we do it the best! Bang bang! Rah rah! In deference to the great three colors of this nation’s lasting symbol, Tom Vek is popping over to the United States this October and playing three shows. To play more would be disrespectful to those looking for unnecessary patterns in all facets of daily life.

In April, Vek put out his third record, Luck, through Moshi Moshi. In keeping with my insane conspiracy theory, Vek will never put out another record, to maintain immortal symmetry with the American flag. This sounds reasonable.

Tom Vek dates:

10.20.14 - Brooklyn, NY - Baby’s All Right
10.21.14 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge (CMJ)
10.23.14 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo

• Tom Vek: http://www.tomvek.tv
• Moshi Moshi: http://moshimoshimusic.com

High on Fire announce tour dates, plan to “risk it” on a boat with Lemmy because #YOLO

You ever tried to snort a line of straight fire through a hundred dollar bill and end up with egg on your face in front of everyone at a party? That egg was probably fried I’ll bet, wasn’t it? What with all that fire you were trying and failing to snort. You were probably super ashamed, and I know if I was you, that would be a memory I wasn’t in any hurry to re-live. Right?

Sorry for getting all PSA on you up in here, but with those “Herculean hard rock heavyweights” High on Fire gearing up to hit the road for a tennis-shoe sponsored music tour (i.e., The Converse Rubber Tracks Live Tour), I think it’s important to get the word out. Friends, lovers, colleagues, already-sentient artificial intelligence entities trapped within the internet, I beg of you: do not do drugs. And perhaps even more importantly: do not confuse drugs with fire. You cannot get “high on fire” as High on Fire’s name might lead you to believe. Be safe and live long enough to see High on Fire ride in a giant van shaped like a Converse All-Star throughout August, play at Hopscotch in September, and even climb on a boat with Lemmy and play on Motörhead’s Motörboat Rock Cruise with Megadeth, Anthrax, and others. How did Lemmy even get a boat?!

And, yes, in case you were wondering, the band is working on new material. No real details yet, but the tentative release date is some time in 2015. And don’t forget that vocalist and guitar Matt Pike’s other band Sleep just put out an Adult Swim single called “The Clarity,” which is their first official recording in over a decade. Listen to that instead of doing drugs here.

Dates:

08.12.14 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair#
08.14.14 - Toronto, ON - Adelaide Hall #
08.15.14 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg #
08.19.14 - Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex %
08.20.14 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel %
09.06.14 - Raleigh, NC - Hopscotch Festival
09.19.14 - Tampa, FL - The Orpheum
09.20.14 - Miami, FL - Grand Central
09.21.14 - Orlando, FL - Will’s Pub
09.22.14 - Lemmy’s Improbable Boat - Motörhead’s Motörboat
09.27.14 - Portland, OR - Dante’s

# Blackest
% Arctic

• High on Fire: http://www.highonfire.net

Kevin Morby had time to kill in August, so he’s on a month-long tour round America

Imagine this. Kevin Morby finds himself in a little bit of a bind, the lease on his current digs expires at the end of July but that flat he’s already put a bid on that looks really sweet isn’t available till September. What should he do?

If you answered something like “mope around and let life get you down”, you’re dead wrong. Kevin Morby’s not the kind of guy to let the system tell him what to do you see. His excellent Harlem River album on Woodsist from last year is a testament to the fact that he’s a scholar of the free-spirited Dylan circa Blonde on Blonde era who ain’t gonna let the man get him down. Instead, he set up a month-long run of dates, currently in progress, which will see him couch surf all over America and get paid to do it. Take that, oppressive real estate industry.

Join the very pleasant-sounding protest at one of the dates below.

Tour dates:

08.04.14 - Sacramento, CA - Harlow’s *
08.05.14 - Big Sur, CA - Woodsist Festival Big Sur
08.08.14 - Reno, NV - Holland Project
08.09.14 - Portland, OR - Bunk Bar
08.10.14 - Seattle, WA - Barboza
08.11.14 - Everett, WA - The Cannery
08.14.14 - Oakland, CA - 1-2-3-4 Go!
08.15.14 - Los Angeles, CA - Echo Park Rising
08.16.14 - Pioneertown, CA - Woodsist Festival Pioneertown
08.22.14 - Brooklyn, NY - Baby’s All Right ^
08.23.14 - Long Island City, NY - The Lot LIC %
08.24.14 - Hamden, C T - The Space
08.26.14 - Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts Black Box ^
08.27.14 - Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel ^
08.28.14 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
08.30.14 - Asheville, NC - Transfigurations II
08.31.14 - Richmond, VA - Strange Matter ^

* Real Estate
^ Steve Gunn
% Small Black

• Kevin Morby: https://www.facebook.com/kevinrobertmorby
• Woodsist: http://www.woodsist.com

The Drums announce new album, tour dates, after having successfully killed a couple years of time

Boy, time just gets away from you, don’t it? One moment you’re eight years old and playing Zelda, next moment you’re 99 years old and deader than dirt. Oops! New romantic revivalists The Drums know this feeling all too well. You blink your eyes and suddenly it’s 2014 and you haven’t put out any music since sophomore record Portamento in 2011, nor have you toured since 2012. Blink ‘em again and, buddy, right in the grave. That said, The Drums aren’t going to let that happen, because they’ve cooked up a nice bit of activity. FIRST: they have a new record called Encyclopedia coming out September 23. Check out the first single, “Magic Mountain,” at Noisey and/or watch a teaser for the album:

SECOND: The Drums are going on tour. Having recently returned to the world of live music by playing in Times Square this past week, the group will cool their heels until September. At that point, they will begin a tour taking them across the United States. Once the touring is finished, they will return to their homes and, eventually, the grave.

The Drums dates:

09.15.14 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
09.16.14 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
09.17.14 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
09.2014 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
09.22.14 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
09.24.14 - Montreal, QC - Cabaret Mile-End
09.25.14 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
09.27.14 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
09.29.14 - Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock
10.01.14 - Denver, CO - Gothic Theatre
10.02.14 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
10.03.14 - Sacramento, CA - TBD Festival
10.05.14 - Los Angeles, CA - Mayan Theatre
10.06.14 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
10.08.14 - Portland, OR - Portland Star
10.09.14 - Seattle, WA - Neumo’s
10.10.14 - Vancouver, BC - Fortune

• The Drums: http://thedrums.com