Monday, August 03, 2015

Chance the Rapper announces Family Matters Tour

Up and coming Chicago rapper Chance the Rapper whose latest release, a collaborative album with Donnie Trumpet and The Social Experiment titled Surf, was just released a few months ago. He is hitting the road this fall on the Family Matters Tour that will stop in the Triangle.

He'll play The Ritz in Raleigh on Monday, November 9. D.R.A.M., Towkio and Metro Boomin will open. Tickets are on sale now via Live Nation for $39.50 ($53.38 with fees and tax).

Check out the recent Action Bronson music video for the single "Baby Blue" featuring Chance the Rapper below.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Smallpools announce 2015 fall tour

Los Angeles pop rockers Smallpools just released their debut album earlier this titled LOVETAP!, but the band has been building buzz over the last few years. The band will hit the road in support of the album this fall and will come to the Triangle.

Smallpools will play the Cat's Cradle in Carrboro on Monday, October 12. Phoebe Ryan and Machineheart will open. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. today, July 31, via Ticketfly for $20.

Check out the music video for "Karaoke" from the album LOVETAP! below.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Collective Soul to release first new album in six years, announces fall tour

1990s pop rock mainstays Collective Soul hasn't released a new album since 2009, but that will change this fall will they return with their first album in six years, See What You Started by Continuing. The album will be out on October 2 and will be accompanied by a big U.S. tour.

The band will play The Ritz in Raleigh on Wednesday, October 7. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 31, via LiveNation for $30.50. Various pre-sales have already begun.

Check out the song "This" from the new album See What You Started by Continuing below.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Youth Lagoon announces new album 'Savage Hills Ballroom,' fall tour

Idaho musician and singer-songwriter Trevor Powers, better known as Youth Lagoon, will release a new album on September 25 titled Savage Hills Ballroom. He'll hit the road on a massive world tour in support of the album this fall that will stop in the Triangle.

Youth Lagoon will play the Cat's Cradle in Carrboro on Tuesday, November 3. Moon King will open. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 31, via Ticketfly for $17.

Check out the third track from Savage Hills Ballroom, "The Knower," below.

Mike Krol announces 'Ball & Chain' 2015 tour

As we mentioned last month, singer-songwriter Mike Krol will release his Merge Records debut on August 28 titled Turkey. He has just announced a tour in support of it dubbed the Ball and Chain tour that will bring him and his band to the Triangle this fall.

Krol will play the Cat's Cradle Back Room in Carrboro on Friday, September 25. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 31, via Ticketfly for $8.

Check out the gritty, blistering 93-second track "In the News" from the album Turkey below.