13.08.2014 news
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Listen to NPR Fresh Air Review of Benjamin Booker album, catch him on tour this Fall [NEW DATES]!

Ken Tucker of NPR’s Fresh Air reviewed Benjamin Booker’s debut album, calling it “out of control, impassioned” and “raw, yet disciplined”. Listen to the full review hereBenjamin Booker is available now on vinyl or CD from his online store or on iTunes,

According to NPR, Booker’s “ready for headliner status”. Check him out for yourself on his fall headlining tour: tickets are available at his website, and dates are below:

Tour Dates:

08/13 – Vancouver BC @ The Media Club ^

08/15 – Seattle WA @ Tractor Tavern^

08/16 – Portland OR @ Doug Fir Lounge

08/19 – Oakland CA @ Leo’s

08/20 – San Francisco CA @ Brick & Mortar

08/21 – Los Angeles CA @ The Echo

08/22 – San Diego CA @ Soda Bar

08/24 – Los Angeles CA @ FYF Fest

09/25 – Nashville TN @ High Watt #

09/26 – Louisville KY @ Zanzabar #

09/27 – Chicago IL @ Schubas #

09/29 – St. Paul MN @ Turf Club #

10/01 – Kansas City MO @ The Record Bar #

10/03 – Dallas TX @ Three Links

10/04 – Austin TX @ Austin City Limits Festival

10/11 – Austin TX @ Austin City Limits Festival

10/17 – Birmingham AL @ The Bottletree #

10/18 – Atlanta GA @ Vinyl #

10/20 – Washington DC @ U Hall #

10/21 – Philadelphia PA @ World Cafe Live – Downstairs #

10/22 – Cambridge MA @ TT The Bear’s #

10/24 – Tallahassee FL @ Club Downunder

10/25 – Tampa FL @ Coral Skies Festival

10/26 – West Palm Beach FL @ Coral Skies Festival

10/29 – Orlando FL @ The Social

10/30 – Gainesville FL @ High Dive

10/31 – Mobile AL @ Soul Kitchen

11/01 – New Orleans LA @ Voodoo Music Experience


^ w/ The Districts

# w/ Blank Range


13.08.2014 news
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Drive-By Truckers Continue to Tour In Support of “English Oceans” with Lucero, Houndmouth and More

The Drive-By Truckers have barely had a moment’s rest since the March release of their newest record, English Oceansand don’t plan on slowing down anytime soon. This September and October the band will continue to journey across America with the likes of St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Houndmouth, Lucero, Lee Bains & The Glory Fires and more.


Looking at the accomplishments of English Oceans from the perspective of DBT’s nearly three-decade history, both Cooley and Hood decline to hedge their bets on the quality of their latest work.


“You’re always hesitant to say, ‘Oh, this is the best record we’ve ever made,’” Cooley says, “because you always want to. And sometimes you say it, and sometimes you’re right, and sometimes you think, ‘Well, maybe I jumped the gun on that a little bit, I got excited.’ But I think this just might be the best record we’ve ever made.”


Head below to find out when the Drive-By Truckers are bringing their rock show to your town!


9/4 – Dewey Beach, DE – Bottle & Cork

9/5 – Arrington, VA – Lockn’

9/6 – Wilmington, NC – Greenfield Lake Ampitheater

9/12 – Louisville, KY – Iroquois Ampitheater w/ North Mississippi Allstars

9/13 – Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Theater%

9/14 – Champaign, IL – Canopy Club%

9/16 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown#

9/17 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom#

9/18 – Dallas, TX – Southside Music Hall#

9/19 – Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall%

10/4 – Mt. Pleasant, SC  – Holy City Hogs

10/10 – Atlanta , GA – Tabernacle$

10/11 – Birmingham, AL – Cask and Drum

10/ 17 - New York, NY – Beacon Theater$

10/ 18 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory$

10/ 19 – Albany, NY – Hart Theatre at The Egg

10/21 – Pawtucket, RI – The Met

10/22 – Bethlehem, PA – Musikfest Cafe

10/23 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall^

10/24 - Chicago, IL – Riviera Theater^

10/25 – Springfield, MO – Gillioz Theater^

10/28 – Fayetteville, AR – George’s Majestic Lounge^

10/29 – Oxford, MS – The Lyric Oxford^

10/30 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium^

11/1 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore^


# = Lucero

% = Lee Bains & The Glory Fires

$ = St. Paul & the Broken Bones

^ = Houndmouth

12.08.2014 news
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New SOJA Album “Amid the Noise and Haste” Out Today!

SOJA’s fifth studio album “Amid the Noise and Haste” is now available. You can download it from iTunes and Amazon, or pick up a copy on translucent gold vinyl or CD at your local record store or online. Vinyl and CDs both come with a free digital download of the album.

Amid The Noise And Haste was produced by multiple GRAMMY award winning Jamaican producer Supa Dups (Bruno Mars, Eminem, Rihanna, John Legend) and is the first full-length album he has chosen to take on in his career. The new album is the follow up to critically acclaimed Strength To Survive which debuted in the Billboard Top 40Amid The Noise And Haste features special guests including Michael Franti, Damian Marley, and Collie Buddz.

SOJA lead singer/guitarist Jacob Hemphill says, “The point of the album is reconnecting people to the power inside themselves, getting them to fall back in love with life again. Look around, take a deep breath. All the answers are there.”

SOJA is celebrating the album tonight with a sold-out release show in their hometown of Washington, D.C., followed by stops in LA (also sold-out) and Brooklyn (where you can still snag one of a limited number of available tickets – which come with a free download of the album).

Watch the video for “Easier” below:

08.08.2014 news
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Watch Rhett Miller of Old 97′s Impromptu Acoustic Street Performance

Last night was the second show of Old 97′s two-night run at Brooklyn Bowl, and when an electrical issue forced the venue to cancel the show, frontman/rockstar with a heart of gold Rhett Miller treated fans to an impromptu acoustic set right outside. Watch the footage here:


(via BrooklynVegan, photo via @sophisticatedbeastmusic)

05.08.2014 news

SOJA Album Stream and Q&A TOMORROW on iTunes

If today’s sneak peek of SOJA’s upcoming album Amid the Noise and Haste on iTunes First Play has you craving more, don’t worry: iTunes Radio will be streaming the album in its entirety all week leading up to the release on August 12 (which you can pre-order here).

The band will also be doing an exclusive Q&A for fans on the iTunes Facebook page tomorrow, Wednesday, August 6 at 3PM EST.

The album is available for pre-order HERE in digital, CD, and vinyl formats.The album art was designed for SOJA by the British artist Steven Wilson and was carved into original wood pieces. Track list and tour dates are below:


Amid The Noise And Haste 
1.   Tear It Down
2.   Your Song (feat. Damian Jr. Gong Marley)
3.   I Believe (feat. Michael Franti and Nahko)
4.   Easier (feat. Anuhea and J Boog)
5.   Shadow (feat. Trevor Young of SOJA)
6.   Once Upon A Time
7.   Promises And Pills (feat. Alfred The MC)
8.   Signature
9.   She Still Loves Me (feat. Collie Buddz)
10. Wait
11. Better
12. Treading Water
13. Lucid Dreams (feat. Nahko)


SOJA Tour Dates:

Aug 12                        Washington D.C. @ The Hamilton (Album Release Show) –
Aug 14                        New York, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl (Album Release Show)
Aug 19                        Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour (Album Release Show) –
Aug 22                        Hilo, HI @ Hilo Tennis Stadium
Aug 23                        Kauai @ Kilohana Plantation
Aug 29                        Maui, HI @ Maui Arts and Cultural Center
Aug 30                        Honolulu, HI @ Waikiki Shell
Sept 7                          Arrington, VA @ Lockn Festival
Sep 24                         London, United Kingdom @ Electric Ballroom
Sep 26                         Paris, France @ Le Bataclan
Sep 27                         Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melkweg
Sep 28                         Cologne, Germany @ Live Music Hall
Sep 30                         Luxembourg, Luxembourg @ den Atelier
Oct 2                           Hamburg, Germany @ Mojo Club
Oct 3                          Berlin, Germany @ Yaam
Oct 4                          Warsaw, Poland @ Proxima
Oct 5                          Prague, Czech Republic @ Lucerna Music Bar
Oct 7                          Milan, Italy @ Tunnel Club
Oct 8                          Zurich, Switzerland @ Komplex Klub
Oct 10                        Montpellier, France @ Victoire 2
Oct 11                        Lyon, France @ Transbordeur
Oct 12                        Bordeaux, France @ Rock School Barbey
Oct 14                        Barcelona, Spain @ Razzmatazz
Oct 16                        Lisbon, Portugal @ Meo Arena
Oct 17                        Porto, Portugal @ Coliseu
Oct 18                        Madrid, Spain @ Sala But
Oct 19                        Toulouse France @ Le Bikini
Oct 21                        Dublin, Ireland @ The Academy

31.07.2014 news
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Rodrigo Y Gabriela on Letterman; New Tour Dates

Rodrigo y Gabriela tore it up on Letterman last night with a performance of their hit single “The Soundmaker” off of their latest album, 9 Dead Alive.

Check out the epic performance below, and make sure to watch through to the end. In Letterman’s own words, “Oh … my god. Whoa. My fingers are bleeding! Honest to god – that’s unbelievable.” We can’t make this up, folks.


If you just can’t get enough of Rodrigo y Gabriela’s furious , check them out on tour now through the end of October – new dates have been added! Dates are below:



31 – Vienna, VA-Filene Center At Wolf Trap w/ Kishi Bashi (solo)



02 – Bridgeport, CT-Gathering of the Vibes Festival

05 – Wilmington, NC-Greenfield Lake Amphiteater w/ Milow

06 – Charlotte, NC-The Fillmore Charlotte w/ Milow

08 – Nashville, TN-Ryman Auditorium w/ Milow

09 – Atlanta, GA-Chastain Park Amphitheatre w/ Quiet Hounds

10 – Louisville, KY-Iroquois amphitheater w/ Heather Maloney

13 – Grand Rapids, MI-Meijer Gardens w/ Heather Maloney

14 – Milwaukee, WI-Riverside Theater w/ Heather Maloney

15 – Minneapolis, MN-State Theatre w/ Zach Heckendorf

17 – Morrison, CO-Red Rocks Amphitheatre w/ Nathaniel Rateliff



08 – Miami, FL-The Fillmore Miami Beach

09 – Clearwater, FL-Ruth Eckerd Hall

11 – Charleston, SC-Southern Ground Music & Food Festival

12 – Birmingham, AL-Iron City

15 – Houston, TX-Bayou Music Center

16 – Austin, TX-Moody Theater at ACL Live

18 – Grand Prairie, TX-Verizon Wireless Theatre

21 – Indianapolis, IN-Egyptian Room at Old National Centre

22 – Madison, WI-Orpheum Theatre

24 – Chicago, IL-Chicago Theatre

25 – Detroit, MI-The Fillmore Detroit

27 – Burlington, VT-Flynn Center for the Performing Arts

28 – Northampton, MA-Calvin Theatre

29 – Boston, MA-Orpheum Theatre


29.07.2014 news

Primus’ new album “Primus & The Chocolate Factory” out October 21!

Primus is back and stranger than ever with their delicious new studio album, “Primus & The Chocolate Factory with The Fungi Ensemble”, a tribute to the weird and wonderful world of Willy Wonka that hits shelves on October 21 and is available for pre-order HERE now.

Primus’ classic lineup – Les Claypool, guitarist Larry Lalonde, and drummer Tim “Herb” Alexander – is reuniting for their first full-length release since 1995, a darker, tripped-out take on the classic 1971 musical Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

“I really wanted to pay homage to a film [1971's 'Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory,' starring Gene Wilder] that was very important to me as a kid and very influential to me musically,” says Claypool. “So that’s what we did. And as opposed to just going in and recording the songs and playing them the way they are in the film, we twisted them up a bit…twisted them up a lot.”

Listen to Primus’ rework of “Pure Imagination” below:

The album will be celebrated with a 22-stop national tour (dates below) that kicks off right after the album’s October 21 release date, and fans can expect a surreal experience – with Primus chocolate bars, an abstract stage production, and Les Claypool in the signature purple waistcoat and top hat as Wonka himself .

The LP will be released on chocolate-colored vinyl, but if you’re as lucky as Charlie Bucket or Veruca Salt, you just might score one of the five golden records that will be scattered around the world on release day.

You can pre-order the album here, and you won’t want to miss them on tour:

Primus Tour Dates:

October 22 - Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theatre
October 24 - Albany, NY @ Palace Theatre
October 25 - Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
October 26 - Burlington, VT @ Flynn Center for Performing Arts
October 28 - Waterbury, CT @ Palace Theater
October 29 - Baltimore, MD @ Hippodrome
October 31 - New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
November 1 - New Brunswick, NJ @ State Theatre
November 2 - Rochester, NY @ Main Street Armory
November 3 - Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit
November 5 - St. Louis, MO @ Peabody Opera House
November 7 - Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre
November 8 - Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
November 9 - Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
November 11 - Miami Beach, FL @ The Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason Theater
November 12 - Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
November 14 - Biloxi, MS @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
November 15 - Austin, TX @ ACL live at the Moody Theater
November 16 - Dallas, TX @ The Majestic Theatre
November 17 - San Antonio, TX @ Majestic Theatre
November 19 - Phoenix, AZ @ Orpheum Theatre Phoenix
November 21 - Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theatre LA

08.07.2014 news

Newport Folk 7″ feat. Hurray for the Riff Raff & Benjamin Booker – Order Now

ATO Records and Newport Folk Presents(TM) have formed a label partnership celebrating the deep creative rapport between the label and the historic festival. Together we will curate a limited edition vinyl series featuring ATO recording artists who perform at the legendary festival. The repertoire will focus on unreleased material, b-sides, rarities and, of course, recordings culled from the festival. The releases will be sold at the festival, on ATO’s online store and by independent retailers.



Newport Folk Festival producer Jay Sweet says, “ATO is a spiritual partner with so many bands; when we thought about doing some small batch vinyl the timing was serendipitous.”  “ATO and our artist community greatly respect Newport Folk Festival so it’s a tremendous honor to work alongside the historical festival,” comments Jon Salter, ATO Records’ General Manager. “The plan is to do a few releases per year, focusing on the quality of the material and its collectible nature.”


The 7-inch can be pre-ordered now at http://smarturl.it/NewportVinyl


The first release will be a limited edition 7-inch featuring two previously unreleased recordings: Hurray for the Riff Raff’s“Daniella” will appear on the A-side backed with a live version of Benjamin Booker’s “Violent Shiver.” The 7-inch will be available via ATO Records’ e-store beginning July 8 and will be sold on site at Newport Folk Festival ®, which will take place July 25-27, 2014. It will be available at select indie retailers beginning on August 5.


In addition to these two artists, ATO Records has Rodrigo y Gabriela, Caitlin Rose, J. Roddy Walston & The Business and Lucero performing at this year’s festival.


“Daniella” is one of the first songs that Alynda Lee Segarra of Hurray for the Riff Raff ever wrote and she re-recorded it at Electric Lady Studios this past winter exclusively for the limited edition 7-inch. The band won many new fans with its stand-out performance at last year’s Newport Folk Festival®, which led up to the release of Hurray for the Riff Raff’s critically acclaimed album Small Town Heroes.


“Violent Shiver” is the first single from New Orleans-based Benjamin Booker, whose music has been hailed as “a quaking blues punk blitz” by NME. Booker will be making his Newport Folk Festival debut this year just before the release of his self-titled debut album, out August 19. The version of “Violent Shiver” that appears on the 7-inch was recorded in March 2014 at Good Danny’s Studio in Austin, TX during a session for the online blog Daytrotter.com.


ATO Records and Newport Folk Presents

01.07.2014 news

Pick Up Old Crow Medicine Show’s New Album “Remedy”, Read Rolling Stone Feature!

Old Crow Medicine Show's New Album "Remedy"

Get Remedy at iTunes | Amazon | Your Local Independent Record Store

Old Crow Medicine Show‘s new album Remedy is out now in digital, CD, and LP format.

Ten years after the massive success of folk anthem “Wagon Wheel”, which started as a track on a Bob Dylan work tape later finished by fiddler/band leader Ketch Secor, Remedy features a new Dylan/Old Crow penned collaboration on the new track “Sweet Amarillo” one of the album’s many highlights. Remedy also features the return of producer Ted Hutt (Flogging Molly, Dropkick Murphys, Gaslight Anthem), who produced 2012’s highly praised Carry Me Back.

Listen to Old Crow’s recent interview on NPR MORNING EDITION“I learned more from Bob Dylan’s songs than I did from any class, in any time, at any school in my life.”  -Ketch Secor on collaborating with Bob Dylan again with “Sweet Amarillo”

“Old Crow Medicine Show Find a ‘Remedy’ for Country Music’s Ails” – Rolling Stone

“From start to finish Remedy creates a mighty roar.” - Associated Press

“Remedy may well be the group’s farthest-reaching, most ingratiating record yet.” – NPR Music First Listen


In a new feature for Rolling Stone, author Patrick Doyle interviews Old Crow Medicine Show bandleader Ketch Secor on the band’s origin story and journey to the forefront of American roots music.

Recounting days of digging for obscure 78′s of folk ballads, distilling corn whiskey in Boone, and playing small shows in elementary schools and hospitals in the tradition of Pete Seeger, the feature – which can be read in full here – paints a portrait of a band’s journey from the outskirts of country to the headlining spot at renowned venues like The Grand Ole Opry and Red Rocks.

“They made me fall in love with country music.” - Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons 

“In a way, Old Crow completely lived the story of the classic troubadour musician in America. They’ve got this part of the package that is so true to the bone. - Scott Avett of the Avett Brothers 

Pick up a copy of Rolling Stone, on stands now, or read the article online here.


Catch Old Crow Medicine Show On Tour
7/01 Nashville, TN on the Grand Ole Opry @ Grand Ole Opry House
7/04 St. Paul, MN on A Prairie Home Companion @ Macalester College
7/05 St. Paul, MN on A Prairie Home Companion @ Macalester College
7/10 Tulsa, OK @ The Brady Theatre
7/11 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
7/12 Austin, TX @ Nutty Brown Amphitheatre (with Ray Wylie Hubbard and The Wheeler Bros.)
7/14 Amarillo, TX @ Civic Center Auditorium
7/16 Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre (with Carolina Chocolate Drops)
7/17 Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater (with Caroline Chocolate Drops)
7/18 St. Louis, MO @ Peabody Opera House (with Hurray for the Riff Raff)
7/19 Cincinnati, OH @ Buckle Up Festival
7/26 Charleston, WV @ Appalachian Power Park
7/29 Shelburne, VT @ The Green at Shelburne Museum
7/31 Toronto, ON CANADA @ Echo Beach (with Matt Andersen/Del Barber)
8/01 Montreal, QC, CANADA @ Osheaga Festival
8/03 Cooperstown, NY @ Ommegang Brewery
8/14 Harrisonburg, VA @ Rockingham County Fair
8/15 Schwenksville, PA @ Philadelphia Folk Festival
8/16 Cockeysville, MD @ Hot August Music Festival
8/17 Richmond, VA @ Maymont Park
8/20 Raleigh, NC @ The Red Hat Amphitheatre (with Shovels & Rope)
8/21 Charlotte, NC @ Uptown Amphitheatre (with Shovels & Rope)
8/22 Alpharetta, GA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre (with Shovels & Rope)
8/23 Nashville, TN @ The Woods at Fontanel (with Shovels & Rope)
9/18 Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern Theater
9/20 San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic
9/24 Portland, OR @ The Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
9/26 Seattle, WA @ The Paramount Theatre
10/19 Manchester, ENGLAND @ The Ritz
10/20 Dublin, IRELAND @ Vicar Street
10/21 Belfast, NORTHERN IRELAND @ Mandela Hall
10/22 Glasgow, SCOTLAND @ O2 ABC
10/24 London, ENGLAND @ The Roundhouse
10/26 Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS @ Paradiso

20.06.2014 news

Benjamin Booker Announces West Coast Headline Dates

Benjamin Booker will celebrate the release of his self-titled debut album with his first-ever West Coast headline run. The jaunt will kick off on August 13 at The Media Club in Vancouver, BC.  This summer, Booker heads out Jack White in mid-July and will also be  performing at Forecastle, Newport Folk Festival, Lollapalooza, FYF Fest and ACL.


Pre-Order Booker’s self-titled debut album now from his Official Site / iTunes / Amazon

NME hailed Booker’s debut album as “a quaking blues punk blitz.” Produced by Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes, Hurray For The Riff Raff), it will be released on August 19 via ATO Records in the U.S. and Rough Trade in Europe.


Benjamin Booker – Upcoming Tour Dates

6/17 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom w/Courtney Barnett
6/18 – Boston, MA @ Sinclair w/Courtney Barnett
6/24 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater w/Courtney Barnett
6/20 – Toronto ON @ NxNE Festival – The Horseshoe Tavern w/ Courtney Barnett
6/21 – Toronto ON @ NxNE Festival – The Silver Dollar Room
6/23 – Chicago IL @ Empty Bottle w/ White Hinterland
6/26 – Evanston IL @ SPACE w/ Bully
6/27 – St. Louis MO @ Halo Bar w/ Bully
6/28 – Memphis TN @ Hi-Tone Cafe w/ Bully
7/18-20 – Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival @ Louisville Waterfront Park
7/20 – St. Louis, MO @ Fox Theatre w/Jack White
7/21 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom w/Jack White
7/23 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre w/Jack White
7/24 – Chicago, IL @ Auditorium Theatre w/Jack White
7/25-27 – Newport, RI @ Newport Folk Festival
7/27 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE – Outdoors w/Jack White
7/28 – Detroit, MI @ The Fox Theatre w/Jack White
7/30 – Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple Theatre w/Jack White
7/31 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre w/Jack White
8/1-3 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza @ Grant Park
8/13 – Vancouver, BC @ The Media Club – headline show
8/15 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern – headline show
8/16 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge – headline show
8/19 – Oakland, CA @ Leo’s – headline show
8/20 – San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall – headline show
8/22 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar – headline show
8/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Fest @ LA Sports Arena & Exposition Park
8/29-31 – Wiltshire, UK @ End of the Road Festival
10/3-5 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Music Festival @ Zilker Park
10/10-12 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Music Festival @ Zilker Park

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