Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros are set to release a new album July 23rd. The self-titled release will contain twelve tracks, and you can listen to the lead single “Better Days” below.
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros will release their forthcoming self-titled third studio album in the U.S. and Canada on July 23rd via Community Music and everywhere else on July 29th.“These songs mean everything to me,” said frontman Alex Ebert who produced the album. “It’s the rawest, most liberated, most rambunctious stuff we’ve done.”
1. Better Days
2. Let’s Get High
5. Life is Hard
6. If I Were Free
7. In The Lion
8. Country Calling
9. They Were Wrong
10. In The Summer
11. Remember To Remember
12. This Life
5/23 - Stateline, NV - Montbleu Resort Casino & Spa
5/25 - Portland, OR - The Rose Festival
5/26 - Quincy, WA - Sasquatch Music Festival [SOLD OUT]
5/28 - Billings, MT - Babcock Theatre
5/29 - Jackson, WY - Pink Garter Theatre [SOLD OUT]
5/30 - Salt Lake City, UT - Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre [SOLD OUT]
6/2 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheater [SOLD OUT]
6/4 - Council Bluffs, IA - Stir Cove
6/5 - Des Moines, IA - Simon Estes Riverfront Amphitheatre
6/7 - Pittsburgh, PA - Three Rivers Arts Festival (FREE)
6/8 - New York, NY - Governors Ball Music Festival - Randall’s Island Park
6/9 - Portland, ME - State Theatre [SOLD OUT]
6/11 - Shelburne, VT - The Green at Shelburne Museum
6/12 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis [SOLD OUT]
6/15 - Atlanta, GA - Candler Park (FREE)
6/13 - 6/16 - Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo Music Festival
6/18 - Chattanooga, TN - Track 29
6/19 - Knoxville, TN - Bijour Theatre
6/21 - Norfolk VA - The Norva
6/21 - 6/23 - Dover, DE - Firefly Music Festival
6/24 - Kalamazoo, MI - Kalamazoo State Theatre
6/25 - Minneapolis, MN - Cabooze Outdoor Plaza
6/26 - Milwaukee, WI - Summerfest
6/28 - Chicago, IL - Old St. Pat’s Church Block Party
6/29 - Kansas City, KS - Kanrocksas
7/27 - Floyd, VA - Floydfest
8/1 - Las Vegas, NV - The Cosmopolitan Hotel
8/4 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl
8/17 - Sterling Heights, MI - Mo Pop Festival
8/23 - Simcoe, ON - Gentleman of the Road Stopover [SOLD OUT]
8/29 - Kennett Square, PA - Longwood Gardens
8/30 - Troy, OH - Troy Memorial Stadium [SOLD OUT]
9/1 - Aspen, CO - Snowmass Conference Center
9/6 - Guthrie, OK - Cottonwood Flats Campground [SOLD OUT]
9/7- 9/8 - St. Louis, MO - Loufest
9/13 - St. Augustine, FL - Francis Field [SOLD OUT]
9/27 - 9/28 - Nashville, TN - Southern Ground Music Festival
Back in February, the Boston Calling Festival was announced, and this weekend the festivities begin. Hopefully those of you who want to attend have tickets, because regular general admission is sold out. A limited number of VIP tickets are still available here.
The two day festival will host 20,000 people per day (per co-founder Brian Appel) and boasts a solid lineup featuring: The National, Fun, The Shins, Of Monsters and Men, Young the Giant, Andrew Bird, The Walkmen, and others. Below is the schedule. Doors open at 12:00pm each day and the music will be done by 10:30pm.
Being the first annual Boston Calling Festival, there are bound to be some issues. The organizers recently announced they’ll be allowing people to “come and go throughout the day” and you will be allowed to “reenter with outside food and a factory sealed water bottle.”
This was a smart move on their part. Most weekend all day festivals take place in fields or on farms, allowing people to roam freely and take a break from the action. The Boston Calling venue, a fenced in concrete Government Center, is less than ideal, and spending a full day on concrete packed with 20,000 other concert goers will take it’s toll on many. Giving people the ability to leave and reenter means missed food and beer revenue, but at the end of the day, I’m sure they realized if they kept people in a confined space all day with the possibility of long lines for food and water, it could be a disaster.
There will be two stages to keep the music flowing, with no overlapping sets. Looking at the layout below, the placement of the smaller stage near Congress Street seems to be a bit odd, facing the beer garden and making it difficult for the majority of people to see. We’ll have to see how it works out.
There will be several food trucks, with a full list of vendors here. Having two beer gardens is a great idea, but with a city known for it’s drinking, you never quite know if it’s enough. We’ve all experienced waiting in long lines for food, water, beer, and bathrooms at concerts (I’ve been to events where I’ve seen people wait two hours for food and beer), and I really hope this goes well. Having the ability to leave and reenter the festival at least gives you an option if lines get out of control..
Sound will be a challenge, as the layout of Government Center wasn’t designed for a concert, and the sound engineers will certainly have their work cut out for them. Also, the area isn’t the most beautiful part of the Boston either. The organizers are obviously aware of the concrete surroundings and will attempt to spruce up the location.
On the plus side, per WHDH, the weekend weather looks great, with highs in the mid-60’s.
Information regarding the festival and Frequently Asked Questions can be found here.
Boston Though My Eyes will be covering the festival all weekend long, so be sure to check back next week for photos and a review of the festival.
The National released their new album, Trouble Will Find Me, today and played the Late Show With David Letterman last night (above).
Watch live performances of “Once” and Little Love Caster” from the Boston Berklee Performance Center show last June here.
1. Take The Night Off
2. I Was An Eagle
3. You Know
5. Master Hunter
6. Little Love Caster
7. Devil’s Resting Place
10. Where Can I Go?
12. Pray For Me
13. When Were You Happy? (And How Long Has That Been)
14. Love Be Brave
15. Little Bird
16. Saved These Words
If you’re unfamiliar with Somerville PorchFest, it’s a series of little concerts around the city of Somerville, where a traditional stage is replaced with a porch. It takes place this Saturday from 12-6pm. A full list of bands with a map of performances broken down by genre can be seen here.
In 2011, we created a decentralized music festival—PorchFest. Perhaps you’ve sat on your porch and overheard a neighbor strumming guitar on another porch? Porchfest takes this idea and multiplies it. This is not a festival per se but rather a community event where Somervillians share their love of playing and listening to music. Think of Somerville Open Studios, which is for visual artists, but for music.
On Saturday, May 18th musicians and bands throughout Somerville will celebrate and utilize an underused public venue: The Porch. Acts—ranging from bollywood funk, cosmic americana, killer blues, Moroccan, Balkan, gospel, American space rock and clawhammer banjo—will serenade passersby from porches throughout Somerville.
There are three time slots are based on three quadrants of the city; east to Central will be 12-2; Central to Willow will be 2-4; west of Willow 4-6. It’s all on this map.
Be sure to view the band profiles complete with urls and mp3s found on the map listing.
Given the scale of the event, we recommend that before you print the map, you could pull up the content by zone. I.e. print out the 12-2; then 2-4. You’ll probably have an easier time reviewing the information.
Vampire Weekend released their latest album, Modern Vampires of the City, yesterday and are currently touring to support the release. They play the Agganis Arena in Boston tonight, and tickets are still available here.
This past weekend they played Saturday Night live and played “Diane Young” and “Unbelievers” (below).
Trouble Will Find Me Tracklist
1. I Should Live in Salt
3. Don’t Swallow the Cap
5. Sea of Love
7. This is the Last Time
10. I Need My Girl
12. Pink Rabbits
13. Hard to Find
The Airborne Toxic Event & Kodaline Played the House of Blues (Boston, MA) Photos / Pictures - 5.10.2013
The Airborne Toxic Event
5.26.13 The Walkmen (Sinclair) Friday at noon (Amex presale now)
6.21.13 Courtney Love (House of Blues) Friday 10am
7.12.13 Savages (Middle East Down) Friday at noon
7.18.13 Mac Miller (House of Blues) Friday 10am
7.21.13 Future Bible Heros (Sinclair) Friday at noon
7.27.13 Smith Westerns (Sinclair) Friday 10am
9.16.13 Deerhunter (Royale) Friday at noon
9.19.13 Walk the Moon (House of Blues) Friday 10am
10.15.13 Toro y Moi (House of Blues) Friday 10am