Friday, January 30, 2015

Michael McDonald announces 2015 tour, coming to Durham

Singer-songwriter Michael McDonald will be bringing his rich baritone voice to the Triangle when he hits the road hits the road the spring for a few shows.

McDonald will play the Carolina Theatre in Durham on Tuesday, June 9. Tickets will go on sale now via the venue box office and Ticketmaster for $47 to $154.63.

Check out McDonald and his band performing "Taking It to the Streets" from the DVD/blu-ray The Dukes of September from the tour of the same name in 2012 with Donald Fagen and Boz Scaggs below.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Toro y Moi announces new album 'What For?,' spring 2015 tour

Singer-songwriter Chad Bundick, better known by the stage name Toro y Moi, will release his fourth full-length using that moniker on April 7 titled What For? and he'll hit the road on a big spring tour in support of it.

Toro y Moi will return to the Cat's Cradle in Carrboro on Tuesday, May 12. Keath Mead will open. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, January 30, via Ticketfly for $18.

Check out the song "Empty Nesters" from the new album What For? below.

Lisa Loeb announces spring 2015 tour, coming to Durham

Bespectabled singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb's 1995 hit "Stay (I Missed You)" seems poised to live forever, regularly beating featured in TV show and films, most recently featured in the trailer for the excessively cheesy Hot Tub Time Machine 2, though sung by actor Craig Robinson. Loeb has continued to release the new music over the years, most recently her 2013 album No Fairy Tale.

Loeb will hit the road to play some U.S. shows this spring and she'll stop at the Carolina Theatre in Durham on Tuesday, May 12. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, January 30, via the venue box office and Ticketmaster for $37 to $52.

Check out Loeb's 2014 EPK below that pretty much covers what Loeb has been up to for the last two decades in just two and a half minutes.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Mikal Cronin releasing new album 'MCIII' this spring

Singer-songwriter Mikal Cronin will release his third full-length album this spring, his second on Merge Records, appropriately titled MCIII. The album will be out on May 5 and you can check out the song "Mind Made Up" from it below.

The first 500 preordered copies of the LP from Merge Records will be pressed on clear vinyl and a limited number of clear vinyl copies will be available at indie records stores on the release date.

Cronin has announced a few North American dates so far but not Triangle date is on the books yet. We'll let you know once he announces his return to the area.

Kaiser Chiefs announce spring 2015 North American tour with Priory

English rockers the Kaiser Chiefs are working on their sixth studio album that is due out sometime this year and they are coming to this side of the Atlantic in the spring on a North American tour with support from Priory.

The bands will play the Cat's Cradle in Carrboro on Saturday, May 9. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, January 30, via Ticketfly for $22.

Kaiser Chiefs just released a new single titled "Falling Awake." Check out the song below.