Augustines To Play The Sinclair


Augustines at the Brighton Music Hall - 3.5.14 (photos)

Augustines released their new self-titled album earlier this year, and played several tour dates to support the release, including a stellar show at the Brighton Music Hall back in March. 

It looks like the band will be playing additional dates, and have announced a show at The Sinclair on October 6th.  Tickets for for that show go on sale to the public this Friday at noon.

Stream their new album below.


Stream the New Album From Shovels and Rope


Shovels and Rope at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival (photos)

The duo Shovels and Rope (Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst) are gearing up to release their third album, Swimmin’ Time, next week on August 25th.  If you can’t wait that long, you’re in luck because NPR has the first listen of the album now here.

Shovels and Rope are playing two Boston shows at Royale September 26th and 27th.  Full dates here.


Passenger Played the House of Blues (Boston, MA): Photos / Review 8.13.2014

Stu Larsen started things off with a short acoustic set.  Stu recently released his debut full-length album, Vagabond, last month and you can listen to the beautiful song “Skin & Bone” here.

The Canadian band, The Once, followed Stu and they just release their latest work, Departures.  Listen to the track “We Are All Running” here, and you can pick up a digital copy at iTunes.

Passenger (Michael David Rosenberg) is a one man show - no drummer or bassist.  Just a man and his guitar singing beautiful song to a Boston crowd that loved and appreciated his music and even sang along.

Passenger just released his latest album, Whispers, in June and continues to tour behind the release (dates). 

Photos from the Boston show can be seen below.


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Boston Calling Schedule and After-Parties Announced


Boston Calling is only three weeks away, and the organizers have released a series of five after-parties to take place around the city.  On Friday, Bombino is playing The Sinclair, and on Saturday White Denim will play The Sinclair, while Gentlemen Hall takes over Great Scott.  On Sunday, it’s DJ Questlove at The Sinclair and Reptar at Great Scott.

After-party tickets available here.

The schedule for all three days has also been announced, which you can see below. 



Joe Fletcher To Release New Album, Playing Great Scott

Joe Fletcher: “You’ve Got The Wrong Man” from brett davey on Vimeo.

Joe Fletcher (Rhode Island) will be releasing his solo debut album, You’ve Got the Wrong Man, on September 23rd.  The first songs were recorded at Fletcher’s old apartment in Warren, RI, the next at a 150-year old farmhouse in Arnoldsville, GA, and the final batch were created in his new home in East Nashville, TN.

Joe will hit the road as a trio with MorganEve Swain of Brown Bird to support the relase.  He will make a local stop at Great Scott in Allston September 3rd (tickets).

Watch a teaser for the new album above, and full tour dates and tracklist below.
You’ve Got The Wrong Man Track List:
1. Florence, Alabama
2. Haint Blue Cadillac
3. Miss Red
4. Blame Game Blues
5. I Never (Reprise)
6. Oceanside Motel
7. Heart in a Mousetrap
8. The Wilsons2
9. Life of the Party
10. The Promise
11. Highway Roulette
12. Mabel Grey
Joe Fletcher Tour Dates:
Aug 27 - New Vintage, Louisville, KY
Aug 28 - Mahall’s 20 Lanes, Lakewood, OH
Aug 29 - Howler’s Coyote Cafe, Pittsburgh, PA
Aug 30 - Abilene, Rochester, NY
Aug 31 - Campfire Festival, Lakewood, PA
Sept 3 - Great Scott, Boston, MA
Sept 4 - Dream Away Lodge, Becket, MA
Sept 5 - Columbus Theatre, Providence, RI
Sept 6 - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 1, New York, NY
Sept 20 – The Basement, Nashville, TN (Americana Music Festival)
Sept 25 – Pappy and Harriet’s, Pioneertown, CA
Sept 26 - Way Over Yonder Festival, Santa Monica, CA
Sept 28 - Soda Bar, San Diego, CA (w/ Rev. Peyton’s Big Dam Band)
Oct 2 - Standing Sun Winery, Beullton, CA
Oct 3-5 - Keepin’ It Country, Bandit Town, CA
Oct 8 – The Crepe Place, Santa Cruz, CA
Nov 11 - The Earl, Atlanta, GA (w/ O’Death)
Nov 12 - The Pinhook, Durham, NC (w/ O’Death)
Nov 13 - DC9, Washington, DC (w/ O’Death)


Ryan Adams Shares “Gimme Something Good” Video”, Playing Wang Theatre


Ryan Adams at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival

Ryan Adams will release his new self-titled album September 9th, and has just shared the video for the album’s first single “Gimme Something Good”, which you can watch below.  He also just released the second track “My Wrecking Ballavailable via itunes.

Ryan has announced several new tour dates, which include a Boston stop at the Wang Theatre November 18th.  Tickets go on sale to the public this Friday at 10am.

Ryan recently played the Newport Folk Festival, and NPR recorded his set which you can listen to here

Ryan Adams 2014 Tour Dates:

9/08 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
10/01 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Arlington Theater
10/05 – Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Hall
10/06 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Ballroom
10/07 – Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum Theater
10/09 – Edmonton, AB @ Francis Winspear Theater
10/10 – Calgary, AB @ Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
10/12 – Winnipeg, AB @ Burton Cummings Theater
10/13 – Minneapolis, MN @ Northrop at the University of Minnesota
10/14 – Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater
10/16 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theater
10/18 – Ames, IA @ Stephens Auditorium
10/19 – St. Louis, MO @ Peabody Opera House
10/20 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
11/06 – Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre
11/08 – Columbus, OH @ Palace Theater
11/09 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
11/11 – Cleveland, OH @ Playhouse Square
11/18 – Boston, MA @ Wang Theatre
11/19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Tower Theatre


Stream the New Solo Album From Scott Hutchinson (Frightened Rabbit)

Frightened Rabbit frontman, Scott Hutchinson, recently released a solo album last week under the name Owl John.  The album is titled Cold Creeps, and you can stream it in full below.

Right now he only has one show listed (UK), but hopefully he will announce a few shows here in the states soon.


David Gray Played the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion (Boston, MA): Photos / Setlist / Review 8.1.2014

David Gray recently released his tenth studio album, Mutineers, this past June.  A few standouts for me from the new album are “Back In the World”, “Muitineers”, “Cake and Eat It”, and “Birds of the High Arctic”.

David is touring behind the release and opened his U.S. tour at the Blue Hill Bank Pavilion in Boston.  He’s one of those artists that sounds amazing live, and if you get the chance, check him out.

Photos from the Boston show can be found below.  John Smith (who also plays in David’s band) opened.

David continues his tour (dates), and you can purchase Mutineers here.

Setlist:  David Gray (Boston, MA) 8.1.2014

Birds Of the High Arctic
Back In the World
As the Crow Flies
Beautiful Agony
My Oh My
Cake and Eat It
Snow In Vegas
Girl Like You
Last Summer
This Year’s Love
Silver Lining
Please Forgive Me

Sail Away
The One I Love


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Stream the Debut Album From Benjamin Booker (via NPR)


Benjamin Booker at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival

Newcomer Benjamin Booker has been quite busy lately, opening up tour dates with Hurray For the Riff Raff, and most recently Jack White.  He recently played the Newport Folk Festival, and now he’s about to release his self-titled debut album. 

The new record doesn’t officially come out until next week (August 19th), but you can stream it now in full via NPR here.

He is playing TT The Bear’s Place 10/22, and tickets go on sale this Friday at noon.

Check out a live performance of “Violent Shiver” from The Late Show With David Letterman below.


2014 Newport Folk Festival Day 3 (Sunday) Photos / Review - 7.27.2014

Day 3 (Sunday) of the 2014 Newport Folk Festival began with a warning from festival organizers regarding the possibility of severe thunderstorms.  Through there were periods of heavy rain early in the afternoon, the lightning stayed away, and the majority of the day was rain free. 

Newcomers The Deslones kicked things off over at the Harbor stage, while another upcoming group, Ages and Ages took to the Fort stage.  A bit later, I ended up taking in most of Gregory Alan Isakov’s set, which I really enjoyed. 

Newport veterans, Dawes, delivered a solid set, and while I was waiting for Hozier to take the stage, I got a heads up regarding a very special set that was about to take place.

The surprise of the day (for me anyway) happened in the Museum Stage when Jeff Tweedy randomly popped in to play a short acoustic set for a mere few hundred people.  It was truly a special moment, and part of what makes the Newport Folk Festival so special.  Jeff was eventually followed by sets from Shakey Graves, Langhorne Slim, and Willie Watson. 

Hozier sounded incredible, Conor Oberst had Dawes as his backing band Dawes played a solid set on the main stage, and Trampled By Turtles brought some serious energy.  Rodrigo y Gabriela were also a nice surprise and their passionate guitar playing was very well received and much of the Quad turned into one big dance party. 

But the day belonged to headliner Mavis Staples, who was celebrating   her 75th birthday.  If you’re a headline at Newport, you can do one of two things - play your set and leave, or make the most of the weekend and collaborate with fellow artists.  Mavis was definitely Newport trooper, making appearances throughout the weekend with Lake Street Dive, Lucius, Jeff Tweedy, and Puss n Boots.  Actually, she did more than make an appearance, she learned their songs and turned them into something special. 

Mavis played a thirteen-song setlist that included appearances from Lucius, Jeff Tweedy, Trampled By Turtles, Norah Jones, and Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes.  No birthday is complete without a cake, and Mavis was greeted with one and even blew out her candles.  The closing song for the evening was “We Shall Overcome”.

NPR has full Sunday audio sets from Mavis Staples, Jeff Tweedy, Conor Oberst, Dawes, and Ages and Ages.  All available here.

Photos and videos from Day 1 (Friday) can be seen here.

Photos and videos from Day 2 (Saturday) can be seen here.

Day 3 (Sunday) photos can be seen below.

A huge thank you to the Newport Folk Festival for another amazing weekend.  See you all next year!


The Deslondes

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