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Buraka Som Sistema Contest, The Vines, Youth Group, Spindrift

posted Mar 26, 2009, 1:47 PM by Vu Nguyen
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Headlines: Buraka Som Sistema Contest, The Vines, Youth Group, Spindrift
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Buraka Som Sistema Launch "Sound of Your Community" Dance Contest, Tour in April

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Buraka Som Sistema has just launched a dance contest for their upcoming tour, called "Sound of Your Community."  Their video for "Sound of Kuduro" celebrates the music, dance and culture of Angola, but now they want to see what North America has to offer. Full details can be found here, but all entries are due April 14. The winning video will be played during Buraka's upcoming North American tour, which kicks off with an April 17 date at Coachella.

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The Vines' New Album, Melodia, out Now
The Vines Melodia, the fourth full-length by no-frills rock-&-rollers the Vines, came out this past Tuesday.

This is a record by a band who’ve seen a lot since they broke into the public’s consciousness, and it’s a record that reflects those changes without forgetting what won them so many fans in the first place. There’s nothing superfluous about Melodia: few of the 14 tracks go beyond the two-and-a-half-minute mark. These are tight, tuneful songs – loud and fast rock & roll, pure and simple, the kind that propelled the Vines into international acclaim. Even as singer and guitarist Craig Nicholls now copes with the Asperger’s Syndrome he was diagnosed with in 2004, which has unfortunately deteriorated enough that as of late last year, all touring had to be cancelled, the songs on Melodia ring as a testament to the band’s talent and focus, and most of all, their dedication to making the kind of rock & roll that sticks to your ribs and stays in your head long past the actual notes have stopped ringing.

Download "Get Out" here.
Watch the video to "Get Out" here.

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Youth Group Hit New York, the East Coast

Youth Group  You may not have had a opportunity to catch Youth Group at the SXSW Aussie BBQ this past week, but New Yorkers have a second chance. The band will be playing tonight at Brooklyn's The Bell House as part of the official East Coast installment of the event!

Youth Group, of course, is in the States promoting their upcoming record, The Night Is Ours, which is coming out on April 7th. They'll be playing a month's worth of East Coast residencies before heading cross-country to hit up the West Coast.

Dates below, with more to come.

Download the mp3 of "All This Will Pass" here.

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Spindrift on Tour, on Wired

LA pysch-rockers Spindrift kept busy in Austin, playing no fewer than 5 shows in their short 3-day stint. Needless to say, they made an impression. Culture Bully, for one, was there to witness their effect, saying “Another band of note was Spindrift, a sort of grindhouse rockabilly country outfit that seemed more Texan than any other band I saw all weekend.”

They're still on tour, hitting up spots on the East Coast for the next week or so before heading home for some well deserved rest.

Read frontman Kirpatrick Thomas's interview with here.

Tour dates here.

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World's Fair SXSW Round-Up

chair Well, it was another successful week spent down in Austin, with its usual share of BBQ and bands and bumps and beer. World’s Fair artists made a great showing! Highlights of the event can all be seen here.

In other news...

>>>Headless Heroes, whose full-length, The Silence of Love, a beautiful themed album of covers, is coming out May 19. The record is a simply beautiful collection of lost classics and unearthed gems sung with arresting clarity by emerging new folk star Alela. You can download their cover of "True Love Will Find You In The End" here.

>>>Lady Sovereign, who just finished up a great SXSW, will be back in North America the entire month of May to support her upcoming album. She's also just announced in-store appearances and the official release party for Jigsaw, which is out April 7th on Midget Records. More info can be found here, and below.

 >>>Fischerspooner will be in the States in May, too, supporting its third album, the self-released Entertainment (out 5/5). For the live show, the group directly addresses its ongoing exploration of art and entertainment in a show that references Vaudeville, Japanese Kabuki and avant-garde theatre. Longtime choreographer Vanessa Walters has also created intricate and explosive dances that blend a vigorous future pop aesthetic with classical and modern technique, musical director Ian Pai continues to trigger the Fischerspooner song catalog, and new collaborator Andrew Schneider adds a new layer of detailed video art.

>>>Budos Band has an upcoming West Coast Spring Breatk tour. The guys have been in the studio rehearsing new songs and are eager to test them out (and play old favorites, of course). It's never bad to be a Budos guinea pig, so go check 'em out.  

>>>Curumin will be in Miami next month (April 17) at the Heineken TransAtlantic Festival (and Budos Band, coincidentally, will be there the week after, on April 24). When he was in New York last, Vincent Moon filmed him playing live and acoustic at the Royalton Hotel. You can check out the videos here.

>>>Stanton Warriors are in Miami this weekend before heading out on a tour.

>>>Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings have more shows coming up, including an April 26 show at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and as part of the Dark Was The Night Live Benefit Concert at Radio City Music Hall on May 3.

>>>The singers from COMO NOW: The Voices of Panola, Co., Mississippi will also be at the New Orleans Jazz Festival on April 24. Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens are where they are every Friday, at Fat Cat in the West Village, with a show from 9-10pm. Their record What Have You Done, My Brother? is coming out in May, but the live experience is really something else. It's $3, and it'll change your life. No reason if you're in town to not come down!

>>>Dominican rocker & performance artist George Lewis Jr. (Lewis Forever) returns to Brooklyn's Monkey Town on April 21, backed by former members of Drug Rug and Apollo Sunshine guitarist Sam Cohen, to present a night of wildly unpredictable music & visuals (provided by Narcissister).

>>>Zia McCabe, the Dandy Warhols' bassist and keyboardist, has her own radio show on W+K Radio. She's on every Wednesday afternoon from 11 to noon, PST playing her favorite songs. You can get more info here or here.

>>>World's Fair is on FaceBook. And Twitter. Oh boy!

>>> More news on all World's Fair artists & releases

Featured Audio:

Buraka Som Sistema - "Sound of Kuduro"
Youth Group - "All This Will Pass"
The Vines - "Get Out"
Headless Heroes - "True Love Will Find You In The End"

Featured Video:

Buraka Som Sistema - "Sound of Your Community" Dance Contest
The Vines - "Get Out"
Los Pirata - "Lospi Gospel"

Current & Upcoming Releases: Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens - What Have You Done, My Brother? - 5/26 (Daptone Records)
Headless Heroes - The Silence of Love
- 5/19 (Headless Heroes)
- Entertainment - 5/5 (FS Studios)
A-Trak - Fabriclive.45 - 5/5 (Fabric)
Lady Sovereign - Jigsaw -
4/7 (Midget Records)
Buraka Som Sistema - Black Diamond - 4/7 (Fabric)
Youth Group - The Night Is Ours
- 4/7 (Ivy League)
Omar-S - Fabric 45
- 4/7 (Fabric)
The Vines - Melodia - 3/24 (Ivy League)
- Fabriclive 44 - 03/10 (Fabric)
Hollywood, Mon Amour - Hollywood, Mon Amour - 3/3 ([PIAS])
John Tejada - Fabric 44
- 02/04/09
Roger O'Donnell - Songs From The Silver Box - 1/20 (Great Society)
Switch & Sinden - Fabriclive 43 - 01/13
Soulwax - Part Of The Weekend Never Dies - 12/9/2008 ([PIAS])
Metro Area - Fabric 43 - 11/25/2008
The Postmarks - By The Numbers - 11/11/2008 (Unfiltered)
Spindrift - The West - 11/11/2008 (Beat The World)
Curumin - JapanPopShow - 11/4/2008 (Quannum)
The Secret Machines - Secret Machines - 10/14/2008 (TSM Recordings)
Menahan Street Band - Make the Road by Walking - 10/14/2008 (Daptone/Dunham)

Tour Dates...
Budos Band
Apr 09  Seattle, WA @ Neumos
Apr 10  Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
Apr 11  Vancouver, BC @ Richards on Richards
Apr 12  Vancouver, BC @ Base of Whistler Village Gondola (Garibaldi Lift Company)
Apr 13  Bellingham, WA @ The Nightlight
Apr 14  Santa Cruz, CA @ Moe's Alley
Apr 15  San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
Apr 16  Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
Apr 24  Miami Beach, FL @ Heineken Transatlantic Festival
May 02  Princeton, NJ @ Terrace Club
July 24  New York, NY @ Central Park Summer Stage
July 28  Buffalo, NY @ University of Buffalo South Campus

Buraka Som Sistema
Apr 17  Indio, CA @ Coachella
Apr 21  San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
Apr 23  Portland, OR @ Rotture
Apr 24  Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
Apr 25  Seattle, WA @ Nectar Lounge
Apr 28  Chicago, IL @ Sonotheque
Apr 29  Toronto, ON @ El Mocambo
Apr 30  Montreal, QC @ Zoobizarre
May 01  Boston, MA @ Harper's Ferry
May 02  New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

Apr 24  New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

Apr 17  Miami Beach, FL @ Heineken TransAtlantic Festival, North Beach Bandshell

May 06  Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
May 07  Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
May 08  New York, NY @ Webster Hall
May 10  Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
May 11  Boston, MA @ Roxy
May 13  Atlanta, GA @ The Loft
May 15  Dallas, TX @ Granada Theatre
May 16  Houston, TX @ House Of Blues
May 18  Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
May 20  San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
May 21  Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
May 22  San Francisco, CA @ Fillmore
May 23  Los Angeles, CA @ Avalon
May 25  Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
May 26  Seattle, WA @ The Showbox (@ The Market)
May 29  Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
May 30  Chicago, IL @ Metro
May 31  Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
Jun 02  Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre

Lady Sovereign
May 01  Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace
May 02  Montreal, QB @ Club Soda
May 03  Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
May 05  New York, NY @ Highline Ballroomn
May 06  Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
May 07  Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church - Sanctuary
May 09  Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
May 09  Garden City, NY @ Hot Topic, Roosevelt Field (in-store signing at 6pm)
May 10  Paramus, NY @ Hot Topic, Garden State Plaza (in-store signing at 6pm)
May 11  New York, NY @ Tribeca Grand (The Official Lady Sovereign Release Party)
May 11  Baltimore, MD @ Sonar Club Stage
May 12  Cleveland Height, OH @ Grog Shop
May 14  Chicago, IL @ Metro
May 15  Milwuakee, WI @ The Rave Bar
May 16  Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe
May 18  Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
May 19  Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound
May 21  Seattle, WA @ Crocodile Cafe
May 22  Vancouver, BC @ Richard's on Richard's Caberet
May 23  Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
May 24  San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop - Popscene
May 26  Los Angeles, CA @ El Ray Theatre
May 28  San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens
Mar 27  New York, NY @ Fat Cat (Friday Night Residency)
Apr 03, 10, 17, 24  New York, NY @ Fat Cat (Friday Night Residency)

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
Apr 17  Providence, RI @ Main Green (Brown University)
Apr 25  New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues 
Apr 26  New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
May 03  New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall (Dark Was The Night Live Benefit Concert)
May 06  Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre
May 07  Baltimore, MD @ Ram's Head Live
May 08  Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club  
May 17  Dana Point, CA @ Doheny Blues Festival
May 23  North Adams, MA @ Mass MoCA
Jun 13  Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
Jun 14  Chicago, IL @ Grant Park (Chicago Blues Festival)
Jul 25  Detroit Lakes, MN @ 10,000 Lakes Festival

Mar 26  Washington, DC @ Velvet Lounge
Mar 27  Wilmington, DE @ Mojo 13
Mar 28  Brooklyn, NY @ Cameo
Mar 29  New York, NY @ Pianos
Mar 31  Pittsburgh, PA @ Garfield Artworks
Apr 01  Newport, KY @ The Historic Southgate House
Apr 02  Detroit, MI @ LJ's Lounge
Apr 03  Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge
Apr 04  Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge
Apr 06  Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
Apr 07  Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge

Stanton Warriors DJ Dates
Mar 28  Miami, FL @ Ultra Music Festival
Apr 16  Charlotte, NC @ The Forum
Apr 17  Washington, DC @ Star
Apr 18  Brooklyn, NY @ Studio B
Apr 20  Winnipeg, MB @ The Academy
Apr 30  Portland, OR @ 2410
May 01  San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine
May 02  Los Angeles, CA @ Vanguard
Jun 06  Baltimore, MD @ Starscape

Youth Group
Mar 26  Brooklyn, NY @ Bell House Aussie BBQ
Apr 05  Boston, MA @ TT The Bear's
Apr 07  New York, NY @ Pianos
Apr 08  Philadelphia, PA @ M Room
Apr 12  Boston, MA @ TT The Bear's
Apr 14  New York, NY @ Pianos
Apr 15  Philadelphia, PA @ M Room
Apr 19  Boston, MA @ TT The Bear's
Apr 21  New York, NY @ Pianos
Apr 22  Philadelphia, PA @ M Room
Apr 26  Boston, MA @ TT The Bear's
Apr 28  New York, NY @ Pianos
Apr 29  Philadelphia, PA @ M Room