Thursday, August 27, 2015

Justin Townes Earle announces 'Absent Fathers' fall tour

Singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle released his sixth full-length album Absent Fathers earlier this year and he his heading out this fall on a big U.S. tour in support of it that will bring him back to the Triangle.

He will play the Haw River Ballroom in Saxapahaw on Monday, October 12. Tickets are on sale now via Ticketfly for $25.

Check out the music video for the song "Call Ya Momma" from Absent Fathers below.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Made of Oak announces debut EP & local release show

Nick Sanborn, best known as half of the breakout duo Sylvan Esso and a touring member of Megafaun, will release the debut EP of his solo project Made of Oak this fall on Partisan Records.

The EP is titled Penumbra and will be out on November 6. Check out a teaser video for the EP below.

Made of Oak will play the Friend Island day party at the Pour House during the Hopscotch Music Festival on Saturday, September 12.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Brian Wilson announces fall tour with Al Jardine

Legendary Beach Boys singer-songwriter Brian Wilson is hitting the road this fall in support of his latest album No Pier Pressure and he is bringing fellow ousted Beach Boy Al Jardine and guitarist and singer Blondie Chaplin along for the run.

The tour will come to the Carolina Theatre in Durham on Thursday, November 19. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 28, via the venue box office and Ticketmaster for $57 to $255.75.

Check out Wilson, Jardine, Chaplin and Wilson's band performing "The Right Time" from the PBS Soundstage concert celebrating the release of No Pier Pressure below.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Hopscotch Music Festival announces 2015 day parties

The 2015 Hopscotch Music Festival is just three weeks away and the festival has just announced the usual smorgasbord of day parties, including two big ones presented by Etix and Squarespace.

The first big day party on Friday, September 11, will feature OBNOX, Loud Boyz, Pie Face Girls and Bodykit at CAM Raleigh from noon to 5 p.m.

The second one on Saturday, September 12, will feature two stages at the intersection of Fayetteville and Davie Streets. The Salisbury Street Stage will feature Dead Tongues, Skylar Gudasz, Michael Rault and Canine Heart Sounds. The Wilmington Street Stage will feature T0W3RS, Jenny Besetzt and Astro Cowboy. There will also be more that 40 vendors present at the Hopscotch Makers Market and as well as the Hoopscotch event.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Deerhunter cancels tour dates, including Hopscotch

Fresh on the heels of announcing a new album a few days ago titled Fading Frontier, Georgia indie rockers Deerhunter have canceled a number of their upcoming tour dates, including their upcoming appearance at the Hopscotch Music Festival in Raleigh.

The band was set to play the big City Plaza stage on Thursday, September 10, before headliners Godspeed You! Black Emperor. Adjustments to the schedule for the City Plaza stage that night have not yet been announced.

[UPDATE:Canadian rockers Ought will replace Deerhunter on the City Plaza stage on September 10.]