Monday, 24 March 2014

Effra Parade. The Melodic and their long winding road trip through Tenesse

The Melodic just got in touch with the exciting news that their album Effra Parade is finally out this week in Europe and of course the rest of the world! You can discover the album below. This oh so hard working band is currently on the long winding road between Austin, Texas and Nashville, Tennesse. May 7th sees their return to the UK with their largest headline show to date at XOYO in London.  Tickets have been selling fast already so get yours HERE to avoid disappointment. They have just announced a series of headline shows across the US and the UK, as well as a support tour with Los Angeles singer songwriter Robert Francis across Western Europe throughout May 2014.Please scroll down for USA and European  tour dates.

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To buy a physical copy of the album click HERE.

USA Tour supporting Tinariwen

18th March - Nashville, TN, High Watt - w/Tinariwen
19th March - St Athens, GA, Georgia Theatre  w/Tinariwen
20th March - Carrboro,NC, Cat’s Cradle - w/Tinariwen
21st March - Philadelphia, Prince Music Theatre -   w/Tinariwen
22nd March - Washington, Sixth & i  w/Tinariwen
23rd March - Brooklyn, NY, Brooklyn Bowl w/Tinariwen
24rd March - Brooklyn, NY, Brooklyn Bowl w/Tinariwen
25th March - Boston MA, Paradise  w/Tinariwen
26th March - Ridgefield CT, Ridgefield Playhouse w/Tinariwen
27th March - Northampton MA, Iron Horse w/Tinariwen
28th March - St Portland ME, Port City Music Hall w/Tinariwen
2nd April - Kent OH, Kent Stage  w/Tinariwen
4th April - Nelsonville OH, Stuart’s  w/Tinariwen
6th April - Minneapolis MN, Cedar’s  w/Tinariwen
8th April - Madison WI, Majestic Theatre w/Tinariwen
9th April - St Louis MO, Old Rock House w/Tinariwen
11th April - Denver CO, Bluebird Theatre  w/Tinariwen
12th April - Salt Lake City UT, State Room  w/Tinariwen
15th April - Portland OR, Aladdin Theatre  w/Tinariwen
18th April - St Grass Valley CA, Centre for The Arts  w/Tinariwen

Headline Tour (USA & UK)
30th March - Fall River MA, Narrow Centre for The Arts (Headline show)
3rd April - St Cincinnati OH, MOTR Pub (Headline show)
10th April - Kansas City MO, Record Bar (Headline show)
14th April  - Seattle WA, Sunset Tavern (Headline show)
19th April - Berkeley CA, Starry Plough (Headline show)
20th April - Los Angeles CA, The Satellite (Headline show)
22nd April - New York, Rockwood Music Hall (Headline show)
7th May – London UK – XOYO (Headline show)
9th May – Oxford UK– Frevd’s (Headline show)

European Tour with Robert Francis May 2014

11th May – Colchester - Colchester Arts Center (w/Robert Francis)
12th May-12 - Brighton -The Hope (w/Robert Francis)
15th May – Paris - Noveau Casino (w/Robert Francis)
16th May – Leuven, Belgium –Depot (w/Robert Francis)
May 17th – Amsterdam – Bitterzoet (w/Robert Francis)
May 18th - Luxembourg City – Rockhal (w/Robert Francis)
21st May – Munich – Backstage (w/Robert Francis)
22nd May– Vienna – FLEX (w/Robert Francis)
23rd May- Zurich - Komplex Club (w/Robert Francis)
24th May  - Lausanne- Les Docks (w/Robert Francis)
25th May  – Stuttgart – Longhorn (w/Robert Francis)
27th May  - Frankfurt – Batschkapp (w/Robert Francis)
28th May  – Cologne –Kulturkirche (w/Robert Francis)
29th May  –Biefeld, Germany – Forum (w/Robert Francis)
30th May  – Hamburg – Grunspan (w/Robert Francis)
31st May – Berlin - Frannz Club (w/Robert Francis)

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They have  had some great coverage so far in Mojo, The Sun, The Independent, American Songwriter and Electronic Musician to name a few, with the highlight being the four star album review from The Times newspaper this weekend and Q Magazine describing the album as ‘life affirming”.

Thursday, 20 March 2014

The Free Wheelin Bob Dylan

It's over fifty years since a young Bob Dylan made his way on the now famous "Highway 61" to New York's Greenwich Village. He first performed the iconic "Blowin in the Wind", which he wrote in 1962 at Gerde's Folk City. His debut album "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" came out in 1963. His vast back catalogue is testament to the fact that, over five decades, he has been influenced by every style of music. Bob Dylan and his music were featured in Martin Scorsese's documentary "No Direction Home" which was broadcast simultaneously in the USA on PBS and in the UK on BBC2's "Arena" on Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th September 2005". You can preview the songs from his debut album here. My all time favourite is Girl from the North Country and I love the sweet guitar chords on Oxford Town and Corinna, Corinna

Thursday, 6 March 2014

iTunes Festival at SXSW Get ready for 5 Nights, 5 Amazing Gigs

The iTunes Festival is from the 12th to the 16th March at Austin’s legendary music conference, SXSW. iTunes will be streaming live performances from Coldplay, Kendrick Lamar, Soundgarden, Pitbull, Keith Urban and more. You can watch the show live on your iPhone, iPad and iPod as well after the performances. Get ready for five nights, five amazing gigs. Click the banner to watch for free