Exciting news for all the Dubstep heads today: Bass Music Boss, EXCISION, announces his massive North American tour dates all over the US and Canada. The Canadian dubstep pioneer is a class act that you just can't miss with his heavy bass drops that will surely have you melting in your seats. His tour begins on January 22 in Spokane, WA and will end on April 19 in Minneapolis, MN, with more than 55 shows in between.
Supporting artists on the tour are French drum and bass DJ team Dirtyphonics and the Canadian glitch-hop guru Ill Gates. These acts round up an eccentric and diverse mix of bass music sub genres that are crafted through creativity and precision.
Afrojack has just announced his massive North American tour! "Jacked" will take the renowned DJ to most metropolis cities, including New York, Chicago, Philly, Atlantic City, Las Vegas, Boston, Miami and Atlanta. Surprisingly, Los Angeles isn't include on the list (or any city in California for that matter) so west coast fans will have to get their fix in Las Vegas.
Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday, April 20th. Get more info and tickets at Afrojack.com , Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com. Also, those of you with Citi cards are in luck; members can get presale tickets for select dates at 10am on March 18th via Citi’s Private Pass Program.
Visit Afrojack online at www.afrojack.com.
Dubstep phenom Scion A/V will release a 5 track EP, produced by DJ 12th Planet titled Scion A/V Presents: The End Is Near. Even better, the EP will be available as a free download at www.scionav.com starting January 18th. In addition, Scion A/V will present 12th Planet’s nationwide tour, set to hit 28 different cities starting February 2nd in Miami.
12th Planet had a huge year in 2011 with a sold out North American tour with Skrillex, and the release of ‘Who Are We?’ EP on his label SMOG. He also co-produced a track for Korn, who has recently moved into dupstep. UK's Mixmag also named him the "US Dubstep Godfather."
The unsung heroes of the Nashville music scene will hit the road later this month on the "Ten out of Tenn" tour. Starting in Tennessee and branching out to major markets such as NYC and Boston, the two-week tour will showcase ten tight-knit singer-songwriters who have all seen success outside of the spotlight.
The tour will feature Katie Herzig, Andy Davis, Tyler James, Trent Dabbs, K.S. Rhoads, Griffin House, Matthew Perryman Jones, Butterfly Boucher, Jeremy Lister and Erin McCarley. The artists will all share a tour bus (which should make for some interesting sleeping conditions) and each play two of their own songs with the backing of their tourmates and house drummer Will Sayles.
Ready to jam? Perhaps you have already heard about Dispatch’s sold out reunion tour, but have you heard there’s a new EP release in the works as well?
At last, Dispatch has returned to the recording studio after ten full years of absence. The Vermont trio’s forthcoming EP is due for a summer release; no specific date or title has been announced yet. Yesterday, Dispatch released the EP’s lead single “Melon Bend” online (free download available below in exchange for an e-mail address), and on iTunes today via Bomber Records.
If you're a fan of Girl Talk, you're in luck, because with the large list of tour dates and locations (including two in Virginia, one in Maryland, and one in DC), there's sure to be a show near you. My suggestion is to find out when the tickets are going to start selling at your local venue and to mark your calendar, because in my experience, it hasn't taken long for Girl Talk tickets to sell out.
Girl Talk tour dates
Fri. 11/12/10 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
Fri. 11/19/10 – Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Hot Festival
Sat. 11/20/10 – Sao Paulo, Brasil @ Planeta Terra Festival
Fri. 12/3/10 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
Sat. 12/4/10 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
Wed. 01/05/11 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
Thu. 01/06/11 – Columbus, OH @ LC Pavillion
Fri. 01/07/11 – Covington, KY @ Madison Theater
Sat. 01/08/11 – Louisville, KY @ Expo Five
Mon. 01/10/11 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
Thu. 01/13/11 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
Fri. 01/14/11 – Austin, TX @ Austin Music Hall
Sat. 01/15/11 – Dallas, TX @ Palladium
Mon. 01/17/11 – Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall
Tue. 01/18/11 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
Thu. 01/20/11 – Birmingham, AL @ Workplay
Fri. 01/21/11 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
Sat. 01/22/11 – Charleston, SC @ Gaillard Municipal Auditorium
Mon. 01/24/11 – Knoxville, TN @ Valarium
Tue. 01/25/11 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
Thu. 01/27/11 – Raleigh, NC @ Disco Rodeo
Fri. 01/28/11 – Norfolk, VA @ NorVa
Sat. 01/29/11 – Richmond, VA @ The National
Mon. 01/31/11 – Baltimore, MD @ Ram’s Head
Tue. 02/01/11 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
Fri. 02/04/11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
Sat. 02/05/11 – Montclair, NJ @ Wellmont Theatre
Thu. 02/24/11 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
Fri. 02/25/11 – Providence, RI @ Lupo’s
Sat. 02/26/11 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
Mon. 02/28/11 – Portland, ME @ State Theater
Mon. 03/01/11 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
Thu. 03/03/11 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Hall
Fri. 03/04/11 – Chicago, IL @ Congress
Mon. 03/07/11 – Madison, WI @ Orpheum
Tue. 03/08/11 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave
Fri. 03/11/11 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
Mon. 03/14/11 – Missoula, MT @ Wilma Theater
Tue. 03/15/11 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox
Thu. 03/17/11 – Portland, OR @ Roseland
Fri. 03/18/11 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
Sat. 03/19/11 – Pomona, CA @ Fox Theatre
Mon. 03/21/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Palladium
Tue. 03/22/10 – San Diego, CA @ SOMA
Wed. 03/23/10 – Tempe, AX @ Marquee
Girl Talk, also known as DJ Gregg Gillis, is quickly rising out of obscurity. He naturally combines dozens of hip-hop, pop, and rock hits in every song. His most recent album, Feed the Animals, has more than 300 samples on it. In one of his songs, “Like This” he works in Beyonce, Rick Astley, Nine Inch Nails, and Yo La Tengo in a 90-second sequence. It is not just Girl Talk is definitely an artist you need to check out.
In lieu of her fifth album, Funhouse, Pink will begin touring the US in mid-September. Pink wont be alone as the Ting Tings will accompany the electric pink-head as she whines done her 2009 tour.
9/15 WAMU Theatre Seattle, WA
9/17 HP Pavillion San Jose, CA
9/18 Staples Center Los Angeles, CA
9/20 Jobing.com Arena Phoenix, AZ
9/23 American Airlines Center Dallas, TX
9/24 Toyota Center Houston, TX
9/26 All State Arena Chicago, IL
9/28 The Patriot Center Fairfax, VA
9/30 Air Canada Center Toronto, ON
10/2 TD North Bank Garden Arena Boston, MA
10/5 Madison Square Garden New York, NY
Asher Roth is a skinny, redheaded rapper stemming from the suburbs outside of Philadelphia. His overnight success began with his hit single, “I Love College.” He was instantly catapulted into celebrity status among the internet-savvy youth. He released his debut CD, Asleep in the Bread Aisle on, fittingly, 4-20. He will be making appearances at the following concerts this summer.
Iron and Wine is not a band or a duo, it is just one man named Sam Beam. He plays peaceful, mellow acoustic tunes which involve nothing except the acoustic guitar and his occasional banjo. He has one of the biggest names in the folk/indie music scene. This summer he will be traveling around the country playing at many folk festivals.
July 9th Ottawa Blues Fest Ottawa, ON