Monday, June 08, 2015

Sights and Sounds: Garbage, Alabama Shakes, Kacey Musgraves

Happy Monday everybody! While you're busy wishing it was still the weekend, here is some good news to get your week moving in the right direction...

Garbage celebrate 20th anniversary with U.S. leg of '20 Years Queer Tour' 

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 8, 2015 - Twenty years after the release of their self-titled debut album, GARBAGE will celebrate their lauded career with a US Anniversary tour. Christened the 20 Years Queer Tour, the band will play their debut album in its entirety for the first time. A full list of dates can be found below.

Garbage - 20 Years Queer

Garbage was born out of such unusual elements and unusual circumstances, and we were shocked when the first record became such a success. We're just as surprised to be here now, intact, so many years later, enthusiastically preparing to get back on the road with that album and all its attendant b-sides and lord knows what else. A big piece of our lives remains caught up in the making of that record, and we know it holds a special place for the fans that have kept us going for so long. We can't wait. This tour is going to be a blast. - STEVE MARKER 

Garbage released their genre defying, groundbreaking debut on August 15, 1995 at a time when grunge music dominated the airwaves and mainstream culture. Their distinctive approach to songwriting and production, blending elements of rock, pop and electronic music, captured the attention of critics and fans all over the world. The album spawned multiple hits including: "Vow," "Queer," "Stupid Girl" and "Only Happy When It Rains." It spent more than a year on both the US and UK charts, received multi-platinum certifications around the world and was nominated for three Grammy awards including Best New Artist and Best Rock Song ("Stupid Girl"). The album went on to sell over 4 million copies worldwide. 

Later this summer, Garbage will release a special 20th Anniversary edition of the album that will be re-mastered and feature all of the remixes and previously unreleased versions of songs from their debut.

Garbage will offer VIP experience packages for the US tour through Adventures in Wonderland.Offers will include premium seating, sound check access, meet and greets, soundboard viewing, and exclusive merch.

Tickets will go on-sale Friday, June 12. Check for additional ticketing information. Torres will support on their US dates and Dutch Uncles will support in Europe. 


October 6, 2015
San Diego, CA
Humphrey's Concerts By the Bay
October 7, 2015
Oakland, CA
Fox Theater
October 8, 2015
Los Angeles, CA
Greek Theatre
October 10, 2015
Las Vegas, NVBlvd Pool @ Cosmopolitan Hotel
October 13, 2015Houston, TXBayou Music Center
October 14, 2015Austin, TXStubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater
October 15, 2015Dallas, TXSouth Side Ballroom
October 17, 2015Chicago, ILThe Riviera Theatre
October 18, 2015Madison, WIOrpheum
October 19, 2015Royal Oak, MIRoyal Oak Theater
October 21, 2015Boston, MAOrpheum
October 23, 2015Westbury, NYThe Space @ Westbury
October 24, 2015Brooklyn, NYKings Theater
October 26, 2015Toronto, ONPhoenix Concert Theatre
October 28, 2015Washington, DC9:30 Club
October 29, 2015Washington, DC9:30 Club


October 31, 2015Cologne, GermanyPalladium
November 2, 2015Copenhagen, DenmarkStore Vega
November 4, 2015Tillburg, Holland013
November 5, 2015Brussels, BelgiumForest National
November 7, 2015Paris, FranceZenith
November 8, 2015London, UKBrixton Academy
November 9, 2015London, UKBrixton Academy
November 11, 2015Moscow, RussiaCrocus City Hall*
November 13, 2015Manchester, UKAcademy
November 14, 2015Edinburgh, UKUsher Hall
*Support TBC

Garbage is Shirley Manson, Duke Erikson, Steve Marker and Butch Vig. After forming in Madison, WI, Garbage released their self-titled debut album in 1995. The band's unique sound and provocative visual aesthetic, inspired massive worldwide attention and success. Their follow up album, Version 2.0, released in 1998, topped charts all over the world and garnered multiple Grammy Award nominations including Album Of The Year. Garbage went on to release two more albums: 2001's Beautiful Garbage and 2005's Bleed Like Me, the latter which earned the band its highest chart position with a No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart. After a 7-year hiatus, the band released their fifth studio album Not Your Kind of People in 2012 on their independent record label, Stun Volume. The album was named one of Rolling Stone magazine's Top 50 Albums of 2012 and was hailed as the "alternative to everything," by Pitchfork. Garbage has sold over 12 million albums worldwide and performed in over thirty-five countries. The band is currently working on their sixth studio album, set for release early next year.

Alabama Shakes perform on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' tonight
Video For Hit Single "Don't Wanna Fight,"
Directed By Danny Clinch, Premieres Today On VEVO

Festival Performances Include Bonnaroo, Glastonbury And Lollapalooza

"[Alabama Shakes] Sound & Color, is not just the frontrunner for Album of the Summer, but a rightful contender for Album of the Whole Damn Year"

Alabama Shakes will perform on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" tonight. Earlier today, VEVO premiered the new video for the GRAMMY®-nominated band's No. 1 AAA radio hit, "Don't Wanna Fight." The clip, which can be viewed HERE, is the first in a series of four videos helmed by acclaimed director/photographer Danny Clinch (Bruce Springsteen, Foo Fighters, Dave Matthews). It captures Alabama Shakes in their purest form, performing live in Capitol Records' legendary Studio A, where hit albums by such iconic artists as Frank Sinatra and the Beach Boys were recorded.

"When I was asked to film some of the new Alabama Shakes songs, I was sent the music. Honestly, it floored me. It's a timeless record - soul, r&b, gospel, bluesy, ballsy. All the sounds I love," says director Danny Clinch. "With that in mind, my Director of Photography and I decided that the way to capture the pure energy of these songs live would be to shoot it with one camera, no edits, and follow the energy of the song. It really paid off. Not only is Brittany a powerhouse, but her range is stunning, from screaming to whispering and everything in between, with a band that is right there with her, as she is about to go over the edge."
The band's world tour is underway and will include performances at many 2015 festivals, including Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Glastonbury, Montreux Jazz Festival, T In The Park, Squamish, Boston Calling and Austin City Limits. See below for itinerary.

"Alabama Shakes epitomize what a rock band should be in this era," said SPIN, naming the band's sophomore album, Sound & Color as one of the 50 Best Albums of 2015 So Far. Esquire hailed the track "Shoegaze" as one of the summer's must-hear songs and praised Sound & Coloras "not just the frontrunner for Album of the Summer, but a rightful contender for Album of the Whole Damn Year."

Alabama Shakes - comprising lead singer/guitarist Brittany Howard, guitarist Heath Fogg, bassist Zac Cockrell, drummer Steve Johnson, and touringkeyboard players Ben Tanner and Paul Horton - made history whenSound & Color debuted at No. 1 on TheBillboard 200, becoming the first female-fronted rock band to top the list without the benefit of having first charted a Top 40 single on the Billboard Hot 100. "Don't Wanna Fight," the lead single from Sound & Color, spent six consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Triple A airplay chart.

Sound & Color, the follow-up to Alabama Shakes' Gold-certified 2012 debut,Boys & Girls, is available now at all music retailers, including iTunes and Amazon, and via the band's website and the ATO Records webstore. Released by ATO Records in North America and Rough Trade in the U.K./Europe, the album was co-produced by the band and Blake Mills.

Alabama Shakes - Upcoming Tour Dates

With special guests Strand of Oaks (June 9), Courtney Barnett (June 10), Belle Adair(July 30 & August 1), Chicano Batman (August 4, 5, 8 & 14) and Blake Mills (August 7, 12 and 13).

Very special guests Drive-By Truckers will open on August 16, August 18, 20 and 22 and September 17-19.

6/9 - Charlottesville, VA @ nTelos Wireless Pavilion w/special guest Strand of Oaks
6/10 - Cary, NC @ Koka Booth Amphitheatre at Regency Park w/special guest Courtney Barnett
6/12 - Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
6/24-28 - Pilton, UK @ Glastonbury
6/27 - Beuningen, Netherlands @ Down The Rabbit Hole
6/28 - Werchter, Belgium @ Rock Werchter
6/30 - Leipzig, Germany @ Conne Island
7/1 - Gdynia, Poland @ Open'er Festival
7/4 - Dublin, Ireland @ Marlay Park
7/5 - Belfort, France @ Les Eurockeennes
7/6 - Kรถln, Germany @ Live Music Hall
7/8 - Lucca, Italy @ Summer Festival Lucca
7/9 - Montreux, Switzerland @ Montreux Jazz Festival
7/10 - Rotterdam, Netherlands @ North Sea Jazz Festival
7/12 - Auchterarder, UK @ T In The Park
7/30 - Louisville, KY @ Iroquois Amphitheater
7/31 - Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
8/1 - Council Bluffs, IA @ Harrah's Council Bluffs Casino & Hotel
8/4 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Red Butte Garden                                                              SOLD OUT
8/5 - Boise, ID @ Idaho Botanical Garden
8/7 - Troutdale, OR @ Edgefield w/special guest Blake Mills                                        SOLD OUT
8/8 - Redmond, WA @ Marymoor Park
8/9 - Squamish, BC @ Squamish Valley Music Festival
8/12 - San Diego, CA @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU w/special guest Blake Mills
8/13 - Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre w/special guest Blake Mills
8/14 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl w/special guest Chicano Batman
8/16 - Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre w/very special guests Drive-By Truckers  SOLD OUT
8/18 - Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie w/very special guests Drive-By Truckers
8/20 - Tuscaloosa, AL @ Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
8/21 - Alpharetta, GA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater at Encore Park
9/17 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Mann Center for the Performing Arts w/very special guests Drive-By Truckers.
9/18 - Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion w/very special guests Drive-By Truckers
9/19 - Forest Hills, Queens, NY @ Forest Hills Stadium w/very special guests Drive-By Truckers
9/22 - Lewiston, NY @ Artpark
9/25-27 - Boston, MA @ Boston Calling
10/2-4 - Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Music Festival
11/18 - London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton                                                             SOLD OUT
11/19 - London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton

Kacey Musgraves debuts new music from Pageant Material on 'The Tonight Show' and 'Late Night'
Pageant Material Pre-Order Available Tomorrow
Nashville, TN (Monday, June 8, 2015) – Mercury Nashville’s Kacey Musgraveswill debut new music from her sophomore album, Pageant Material, on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon (June 9) and Late Night with Seth Meyers (June 10).  Musgraves will perform her current single “Biscuits,” on The Tonight Showand “Family Is Family” on Late Night.  Pageant Material, set for release on June 23, is available for digital pre-order tomorrow and includes instant downloads of both “Family Is Family” and “Biscuits.” To pre-order the album click here: .

Musgraves co-wrote all tracks on Pageant Material and also co-produced with Shane McAnally and Luke Laird. The album has already been met with critical acclaim in early reviews and coverage. FADER featured Kacey on the cover as their first ever Country artist, Billboard says “Pageant Material folds in bits of confessional gravitas, classic Western textures and string-swathed, studio-pop finesse reminiscent of Glen Campbellor Bobbie Gentrythere’s a new level of real talk even for Musgraves,” andHits Magazine called Pageant Material “An album for the ages. Kacey Musgraves’ stunning new set is brilliant from start to finish.”
The Texas native has earned massive critical acclaim since the release of her Gold-certified debut album Same Trailer Different Park including two Grammys at the 56thAnnual Grammy Awards (Song of the Year-“Merry Go Round,” Best Country Album) and 2014 ACM Album of the Year.
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