Friday, October 24, 2014

The Tender Fruit announces new album, release show, shares prologue track

Local indie folk group The Tender Fruit, led by singer-songwriter Christy Smith, will release a new album that is almost two years in the making on November 22 titled The Darkness Comes.

The band will play an album release show at the Cat's Cradle Back Room on Saturday, November 22. Des Ark and Gross Ghost, the latter performing as an acoustic duo, will open the show. Tickets are on sale now via Ticketfly for $8.

The Tender Fruit has released a prologue to the new album, a song not included on it, titled "Burning Houses." The song features Patrick Wolf and Kym Register. Stream and/or download the song below.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Dark Star Orchestra announces winter tour, coming to Raleigh

Dark Star Orchestra, the Chicago-based Grateful Dead tribute band that recreates Dead shows in their entirety, has just announced a winter tour and will be coming to the Triangle in February.

The band is among the first new acts booked to play The Ritz in Raleigh since it was officially purchased and exclusively booked by Live Nation. They will play the venue on Saturday, February 21. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, October 24, via Ticketmaster for $23.

Check out Dark Star Orchestra's full set from the Dark Star Orchestra Jubilee in Ohio earlier this year below.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Dwight Yoakam announces winter dates, coming to Durham

Veteran country singer-songwriter and part-time actor Dwight Yoakam will be out on the road with country superstar Eric Church this winter opening dates on his winter tour. Yoakam will play a few headline shows between the arena dates, including a newly added show in the Triangle.

Yoakam will play the Carolina Theatre in Durham on Wednesday, December 10. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, October 24, via the venue box office and Ticketmaster for $47 to $112. The venue pre-sale started at 10 a.m. today, October 21.

Cold War Kids releases 'Hold My Home,' announce 2015 tour

California rockers Cold War Kids just released their fifth album yesterday titled Hold My Home and they have just announced a big North American tour in early 2015 in support of of it.

The band will play the Haw River Ballroom in Saxapahaw on Tuesday, February 5. Elliot Moss will open. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, October 24, via Ticketfly for $22.

Check out the music video for "All This Could Be Yours" from Hold My Home below.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Album Review: Flying Lotus - You're Dead!

Steven Ellison, better known by his stage name Flying Lotus, is a renaissance man. Beat maker, rapper, producer, label head, he does it all. And his résumé is just as eclectic as his music. Fusing modern hip-hop with jazz, rock, and electronica, FlyLo is able to create music with great depth and power. You’re Dead! is a prime example of that depth and power. With a myriad of styles and features, You’re Dead! is sporadic and enthralling.

Clocking in at only 38 minutes, the album is one of FlyLo’s shortest releases. However, the shorter run time sacrifices nothing. There is no wasted time over the 19 songs, with each one fading into the next, making the album feel like a few extended track. With the majority of the tracks running about only two and a half minutes, the music on each is dense and tight.