Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Water Liars announce summer tour, coming to Durham

Mississippi band Water Liars are heading back out on the road this summer for a new round of tour dates in support of their self-titled album released last year and they'll return to the Triangle.

The band will play The Pinhook in Durham on Wednesday, August 26. Tickets are on sale now via Ticketfly for $8.

Check out the band perform the song "Ray Charles Dream" from their self-titled album in Austin earlier this year below.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Hum adds new summer dates, coming to Raleigh

Once again reunited Illinois alt rockers Hum are are back together this summer to for a short tour with fellow 90s rockers Failure, but on a night off from that tour Hum will make a stop in the Triangle for a headline show.

The band will play Kings in Raleigh on Monday, August 10. Tickets are on sale now via Etix for $20.

Check out a video of "Hum" performing their 1995 single "Stars" from the album You'd Prefer an Astronaut at a show in Chicago five years ago below.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Ms. Lauryn Hill announces 2015 tour, coming to Durham

Soul singer Ms. Lauryn Hill is heading back out on the road later this summer for a new round of U.S. dates that will bring her to a much more intimate venue than her tour last summer which brought her to Red Hat Amphitheater.

Hill will play the Carolina Theatre in Durham on Monday, August 10. Raury will open.Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 1, via the venue box office and Ticketmaster for $57 to $207.63. The venue pre-sale begins at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 30, with the code DOOWOP.

Check out Hill and her band playing "Soul Rebel" and then going into her hit with The Fugees "Killing Me Softly" but with a reggae spin below.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Mike Krol signs to Merge Records, new album out in August

Milwaukee via Los Angeles singer-songwriter Mike Krol is the latest musician to join the ever growing roster of talent signed with Durham-based label Merge Records. Krol's third album, his first via Merge, titled Turkey will be released on August 28.

Check out a teaser for the the new album below along with the complete Turkey track list.

East coast tour dates in support of Turkey have not been announced yet, though he will open for Mac McCaughan on a short run of west coast dates in the fall.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Willie Watson announces 2015 fall tour dates

Singer-songwriter and former Old Crow Medicine Show member Willie Watson will hit the on another big U.S. tour this fall and he will once again return to the Triangle for an intimate show.

Watson will return to the Cat's Cradle Back Room in Carrboro on Thursday, October 1. Heather Maloney will open. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 26, via Ticketfly for $15.

Check out Watson's new live video for Mexican Cowboy from his debut album Folk Singer Vol. 1 exclusively on Amazon.

X Ambassadors announce 2015 fall tour

Up and coming upstate New York band X Ambassadors won't release their debut album, VHS, until next week on June 30, but the band has already had a hit with their single "Renegades." They'll hit the road this fall on short US tour that will come to the Triangle.

The band will play the Haw River Ballroom in Saxapahaw on Wednesday, October 28. Skylar Grey and Kevin Garrett will open. Tickets will go on sale at noon on Friday, June 26, via Ticketfly for $15.

X Ambassadors played their aforementioned single "Renegades" on the Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon earlier this week. Check out that performance below.