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

17.06.2014 news
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Pre-Order SOJA’s New Album “Amid the Noise and Haste” and Listen to a New Track w/Damian Marley

SOJA’s new album “Amid The Noise And Haste” was produced by multiple GRAMMY award winning Jamaican producer Supa Dups (Bruno Mars, Eminem, Rihanna, John Legend) and and features Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Michael Franti, Nahko, and more. The new album is the follow up to critically acclaimed Strength To Survive which debuted in the Billboard Top 40.  The album cover art was designed by the British artist Steven Wilson and was carved by original wood pieces. See full track listing below.


You can Pre-Order now from SOJA’s Official Store / iTunes / Amazon



SOJA’s Soulshine summer tour launches this week in California and continues in amphitheaters across the country through August. See below for the full routing with Michael Franti & Spearhead, Brett Dennen and Trevor Hall.


Amid The Noise And Haste Track listing
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:
%  with Michael Franti & Spearhead, Brett Dennen, Trevor Hall (Soulshine)

June 17                 Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
June 19                 Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl %
June 20                 Los Angeles, CA @ The Greek Theatre %
June 21                 Berkeley, CA @ The Greek Theatre %
June 22                 San Diego, CA @ SDSU Open Air Theatre %
June 24                 Jacksonville, OR @ Britt Pavilion %
June 26                 Vancouver, BC @ PNE Amphitheater %
June 27                 Redmond, WA @ Marymoor Park %
June 28                 Bend, OR @ Les Schwab Amphitheater %
June 29                 Troutdale, OR @ Edgefield %
July 1                     Missoula, MT @ Big Sky Brewery %
July 2                     Ketchum, ID @ Sun Valley Center %
July 3                     Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre %
July 5                     Santa Fe, NM @ The Downs at Santa Fe %
July 6                     Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre %
July 8                     Kansas City, MO @ The Crossroads %
July 10                   Chicago, IL @ FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island %
July 11                   St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
July 12                   Des Moines, IA @ Simon Estes Amphitheater %
July 13                   Indianapolis, IN @ Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park %
July 15                   Toronto, ON @ Echo Beach at Molson Canadian Amphitheater %
July 17                   Asbury Park, NJ @ The Stone Pony %
July 18                   Boston, MA @ Bank of America Pavilion %
July 19                   Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion %
July 21                   New York, NY @ JBL River Stage at Pier 97 %
July 22                   Philadelphia, PA @ Skyline Stage at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts %
July 25                   Wilmington, NC @ Battleship Park %
July 26                   Portsmouth, VA @ nTelos Wireless Pavilion %
July 27                   Charlotte, NC @ Uptown Amphitheatre %
July 29                   Boca Raton, FL @ Sunset Cove Amphitheater %
July 30                   St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheater %
Aug 1                     Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade %
Aug 2                     Nashville, TN @ Woods Amphitheatre %
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

17.06.2014 news

J. Roddy & The Business Announce New Tour Dates and Release New Lyric Video for “Take It As It Comes”!

Today, J. Roddy & The Business announced a new Summer and Fall headlining tour! Check out where you can catch them live below! Also be sure to watch the new lyric video for “Take It As It Comes”


Essential Tremors is now available everywhere.  Pick it up on iTunes / Amazon / Official Store


7/11 – Cincinnati, OH – Bunbury Festival
7/12 – Detroit, MI – Mopop Festival
7/14 – Petaluma, CA – Lagu Mini Ampitheatre
7/19 – The Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
7/24 – Dewey Beach, DE – Bottle & Cork
7/25 – Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theater 
7/26 – Newport, RI – Newport Folk Festival
7/27 – Philadelphia, PA – XPoNential Music Festival
7/29 – Cleveland Heights, OH – Grog Shop
7/31 – Chicago, IL – Schuba’s
8/1 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza
8/17 – Rochester, MN – Down by the Riverside Festival
8/22 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre
8/23 – Frederick, MD – Flying Dog Brewery
9/6 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
9/15 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Café
9/16 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
9/18 – Chicago, IL – Metro
9/19 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
9/20 – Bristol, TN – Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
9/27 – Baltimore, MD – The Shindig Festival
9/28 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre
9/30 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
10/1 – Oxford, MS – The Lyric Oxford
10/3 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
10/6 – Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck
10/8 – Fayetteville, AR – George’s Majestic Lounge
10/10 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
10/13 – Tucson, AZ – The Flycatcher
10/16 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubador
10/20 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
10/27 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
10/29 – Dallas, TX – Trees
11/3 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
11/4 – Winston-Salem, NC – Ziggy’s 


03.06.2014 news

Who Are The Gaslight Girls? Find out in Hurray for the Riff Raff’s New Video

 Today Hurray for the Riff Raff unveils their brand new video for “I Know It’s Wrong (But That’s Alright)“.  Watch the full video below and keep an eye out for another ATO artist you may be familiar with!

 #gaslightgirls #whoarethegaslightgirls #girlgang


See Rookie Mags Premiere HERE 



27.05.2014 news
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Benjamin Booker Performs on Letterman. Pre-Order his Debut Album Now!

Last night Benjamin Booker made his television debut on The Late Show with David Letterman playing “Violent Shiver” from his upcoming debut album out 8/19 – PRE-ORDER HERE and pick up the 7″ single out now.



Debut Album Pre-Order


27.05.2014 news
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Kaiser Chiefs Premiere New Video for “Meanwhile Up In Heaven”

Purchase Education, Education, Education & War at iTunes/Amazon/Official Store!

Kaiser Chiefs unveils the second video off of their new album for the song “Meanwhile Up In Heaven” on VEVO.  The band will also return to the US for a select route of tour dates, beginning on June 10th in Pittsburgh, and including stops in Washington DC, New York, Minneapolis and Chicago among other cities. See full routing below!


US Tour Dates:

6/10       Pittsburgh, PA @ Three River Arts Festival

6/11       Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom

6/13       Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

6/14       Chicago, IL @ Taste of Randolph Festival

6/15       Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall

6/17       Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues

6/18       Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club

6/20       New York, NY @ Webster Hall

6/21       Dover, DE @ Firefly Festival

6/22       Saratoga Springs, NY @ Vapor


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