Thursday, May 19, 2011

Barbara Adler: Touring and 'Are You a Feminist?' Video

Barbara Adler is currently in the middle of a tour with Braveheart. She is playing as Fang! Here are the dates. If you are in the area, please check it out. "There is some mighty collaborating between both bands, and a whole lotta lift you by the seat-of-the-pants energy."

May 8th - The Somewhere There w/Kyle Brenders Quartet, Toronto

May 10th - Tranzac Club w/The Swyves, Toronto

May 11 - Featuring @ The Toronto Poetry Slam

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May 12th - Almonte Poetry Slam

May 14th - CD Release Party! @ The Armatta Gallery, Montreal // 3255 St. Jacques, Montreal

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May 26 - Vancouver CD Release Party @ El Barrio, Vancouver

Barbara will also be touring with the Fugitives from late May to early June. Ontario! Quebec! The Maritimes! Lobsters, Poutine, and running into the sea! They will be touring with one of our favorite humans and artists, Tanya Davis.

May 27: Barbara Adler featuring @ The Guelph Youth Poetry Slam

May 28: The Fugitives in Toronto, Toronto Poetry Slam

May 29th:The Fugitives in Kitchener, The Princess Cafe

May 30th: The Fugitives in Guelph, Ebar

May 31: The Fugitives in Peterborough, The Spill

June 1: The Fugitives in St. Marys, Once Upon a Thames Storytelling Festival

June 2: The Fugitives in Toronto, The Rivoli

June 3: The Fugitives in Ottawa, The Mercury Lounge

June 4: The Fugitives in Montreal, Le Divan Orange,

June 5: The Fugitives in Quebec City, L'Agitee

June 7: The Fugitives in Breadalblane, The Dunk

June 8: The Fugitives in Charlottetown, Hunters Ale House

June 9: The Fugitives in Fredericton, The Capital

June 10:The Fugitives in Hampton, Vintage Bistro

June 11: The Fugitives in Halifax, The Company House

June 12: The Fugitives in Halifax, The Company House (Noon Show)

June 12: The Fugitives in Wolfville, House Concert

June 13: The Fugitives in North Mountain, Garden Show

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Isobel Trigger Nominated for Vancouver Island Music Award, "Nightmares" Music Video

Isobel Trigger, based out of Vancouver BC, is a 5 piece all Canadian alternative pop/rock band that formed in May of 2008.
They have 3 nominations in this years Vancouver island music awards! Artist of the Year, Female Vocalist of the year AND Producer of the year!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Warpaint - Stars

Warpaint make beautiful music. I went to their website for the latest info on them. The following is taken directly from their site.

Warpaint weave intricate guitar lines, hypnotic vocals and driving post punk rhythms into gorgeous, sprawling songs that skirt the line between psychedelia and intimacy. Both live and on record, Warpaint sound like they’re channeling something truly otherworldly, and mystical. Rough Trade released their long-awaited debut full-length album The Fool in October 2010.

Recorded in LA, The Fool was produced by Tom Biller (Beck, Karen O, Liars), with further mixes from Andrew Weatherall (New Order, Primal Scream, Bjork) and Adam Samuels (John Frusciante, Daniel Lanois). The Fool follows their Exquisite Corpse EP, released in 2009.

Following its release in October, Spin magazine gave The Fool an 8 out of 10 rating, while Pitchfork called it “a nine-song seance of an album that’s as subtle as it is disquieting.” Within the past year, Warpaint has been featured on the cover of NME magazine and was named one of BBC’s “15 Most Promising Artists of 2011”.

There is an incomparable chemistry between the three longtime friends (vocalists/guitarists Emily Kokal and Theresa Wayman, bassist/vocalist Jenny Lee Lindberg) and the piston-like drummer (Stella Mozgawa) that got the group to proclaim “where’ve you been all our lives?” after a rehearsal or two. Stella did not become Warpaint’s steady drummer until The Fool’s final demo stages.

While they’ve gone through several drummers and countless sonic shifts since their West Coast start six years ago, one thing has remained certain about the all girl-quartet from Los Angeles: the goose bump-producing power of their live show, which has reduced many rooms to rubble in recent years. Warpaint has toured incessantly over the last couple of years with standout performances at CMJ, SXSW, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, as well as the Leeds, Reading and Laneway festivals. They have also shared the stage with The xx, Band of Horses, Yeasayer, Akron/Family, Javelin, and The Walkmen.

Warpaint is Emily Kokal (vocals/guitar), Theresa Wayman (vocals/guitar), Jenny Lee Lindberg (bass/vocals), and Stella Mozgawa (drums).