Friday, April 24, 2015

New music video from Mac McCaughan - "Wet Leaves"

Singer-songwriter Mac McCaughan's first album under his own name is just over a week from being unleashed upon the world. Non-Believers will be out on May, and McCaughan has just released a new music video for the album's penultimate track, "Wet Leaves."

Artist Trudy Benson directed the video and she also created the cover art for Non-Believers. Check out the video below.

There will be a Non-Believers record release dance party at The Pinhook in Durham on Saturday, May, May 2. Tickets are $7 in advance via Ticketfly.

Cold War Kids to play a big free show in Raleigh

California rockers Cold War Kids released their fifth studio album late last year, Hold My Home, and the band will come to the Triangle next month to play a big free show for radio station 95X.

The big show, dubbed the 95X Block Party, will be at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh on Friday, May 29. The show is free and no tickets are required to attend.

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

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Old Ceremony announces new album 'Sprinter,' two-night release show

Local pop rockers The Old Ceremony are back this summer with a new album on Yep Roc Records, their second for the label. The album is titled Sprinter and will be out on July 14.

Sprinter was produced by Mitch Easter and recorded at his studio, Fidelitorium Recordings. It features orchestral arrangements by Chris Stamey and a guest appearance by Mike Mills of R.E.M. on the songs "Fall Guy" and "Magic Hour." Check the song "Magic Hour" below along with the full album track list.

The Old Ceremony will celebrate the release of Sprinter with a two-night stand at the Cat's Cradle Back Room in Carrboro on July 17 and 18. Skylar Gudasz will open on July 17 and stephaniesÄ­d will open on July 18. Tickets will on sale at noon on Friday, April 24, via Ticketfly for $10 (a one-night ticket) or $18 (a two-night ticket).

Rick Springfield announces summer tour with Loverboy & The Romantics

Singer-songwriter and 1980s pop rock star Rick Springfield is heading out on the road on a late summer tour starting in August with fellow 80s bands Loverboy and The Romantics.

The tour will stop at the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh on Friday, September 5. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 24, via the Duke Energy Center box office and Ticketmaster for $25 to $89.50.

Check out a video of Springfield playing a ten-minute medley of songs at Summerfest in Milwaukee last summer below.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Dave Rawlings Machine announces last minute spring tour

As tends to be the trend with the Americana stars of the Dave Rawlings Machine, the group has announced a last-minute spring tour that will bring them to the Triangle tomorrow.

The group on this tour consist of Rawlings, Gillian Welch, Willie Watson and Punch Brother Paul Kowert, will play the Haw River Ballroom in Saxapahaw on Thursday, April 23. Tickets, as of now, are still available via Ticketfly for $20.

Check out a video of the group performing "Ruby" Monday night in Athens below.