Colin Hay’s U.S. & Australian Solo Tour In Progress and with Barenaked Ladies & Violent Femmes in June & July

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Colin Hay, best known for his role in Men At Work, will be undergoing an extensive U.S. tour over the coming months, as well as playing some dates in Australia in April and May.  Come June, Colin Hay will be joining Barenaked Ladies and Violent Femmes as part of the “2015 Last Summer on Earth Tour”. [Read more…]

The Airborne Toxic Event Plots Out Special U.S. Tour with Release of Two New Albums, “Dope Machines” and “Songs of God and Whiskey”

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A few weeks ago, The Airborne Toxic Event released not one, but two new studio albums… Dope Machines, which has been expected since last year, as well as Songs of God and Whiskey, which was announced on their official Facebook page just one day prior.  The former features more electronic/synthpop sounds while the latter is more in the direction of acoustic rock and roll.  The select shows across the U.S. this month will be “very special audio/visual performances” and they have announced that they will be performing Dope Machines “front to back” as well as material from prior releases and other surprises. [Read more…]

Clan of Xymox Coming to Play Three Shows in California This Month

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Dutch electronic “darkwave” band Clan of Xymox will be coming to the United States to play just three concerts this month, one at DNA Lounge in San Francisco and two back-to-back shows at The Complex in Los Angeles (Ronny Moorings will also be doing a DJ set in San Francisco at The Cat Club.  In 2014, they released a new studio album, Matters Of Mind, Body And Soul[Read more…]

Kristin Hersh Playing Select Dates on East & West Coast This Month

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Kristin Hersh, knows for her solo work as well as Throwing Muses and 50FOOTWAVE, is doing a handful of dates on the east and west coasts this month.  She did a small tour in 2014 as Throwing Muses as well (you can read the Rock Subculture review of the show in San Francisco here). [Read more…]

Wolf Alice Heading West This Month, SXSW, Then UK Tour & European Festivals

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Wolf Alice, the alternative band from London, will be playing a handful of shows across the West Coast this month leading up to an appearance at SXSW and then their UK tour and a number of festivals in Europe.  The group’s debut album, My Love Is Cool, is coming in June. [Read more…]

21st Annual Live 105 BFD 2015 Line-Up & Details Announced, Concert Festival at Shoreline on June 6th

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Live 105 is holding BFD 2015 on June 6th this year at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View.  This will be the 21st annual event, and the day long festival event is expected to run from 11am to 11pm.  Artists on the bill include Modest Mouse, Of Monsters And Men, Panic! At The Disco, Cold War Kids, Atlas Genius, and dozens more. [Read more…]

MisterWives First Headlining Tour Supporting “Our Own House” Kicks Off in the U.S. This Week

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In support of their debut studio album released last week, Our Own House, NY pop band MisterWives kicked off their first headlining tour in Philadelphia on Friday.  Their U.S. tour will keep them on the road through mid-April, though they are scheduled to appear at a few festivals thereafter. [Read more…]

Live Auction Events Calendar: Original Music/Rock/Pop Stage & Studio Used Entertainment & Pop Culture Memorabilia

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Below is the latest updated list of memorabilia for entertainment memorabilia, including rock and pop music stage and studio used equipment and costumes, as well as other entertainment memorabilia. Please contact me if you are aware of any coming events of interest to collectors. Please also note that I update changes/additions to the calendar until the next update, in order to maintain as up to date as possible.

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Darryl “DMC” McDaniels (Run-D.M.C.): “Rock Talk” Podcast Audio Interview

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This article features the latest in an ongoing series of “Rock Talk” podcast audio interviews for the Rock Subculture Journal.  Today’s guest is Darryl McDaniels, best known as DMC with Run-D.M.C. (he prefers to be called “D”).  D was a featured guest at Sac-Con in Sacramento this past weekend, promoting his authentic foray into the comic book publishing world with his new independent publishing company DMC (Darryl Makes Comic) Comics and its first series, DMC, with his collaborator Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez.  I met up with D at his hotel following the concert to sit down to talk about his latest work, his past, accomplishments, and his thoughts on a variety of topics related to his life, work, and influence on pop culture.

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Jefferson Starship (The Music of Jefferson Airplane 50th Anniversary) at The Center for the Arts | Grass Valley, California | 2/27/2015 (Concert Review + Photos)

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“I think Paul and I actually played this before we even picked up electric instruments, more than 50 years ago… “ An intro into Buffy Sainte-Marie’s “Cod-ine” by David Freiberg, who played with legend Paul Kantner in both Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship.  The sold out concert at The Center for the Arts in Grass Valley last night was a celebration of both bands, as they celebrated 50 years of the former and 45 years of the later.  Coincidentally, yesterday was also the day that the great Leonard Nimoy passed away.  I made the connection in that Jefferson Airplane and Paul Kantner and Star Trek and Leonard Nimoy were both pioneers in pop culture from the mid-60’s onward and remain icons of that period today.  The 60’s represents many different things to different people, but as time marches on, the reality of it slips more and more into the past and that reality is transformed more and more into symbolism and ideas.  In some ways it fades, but it also becomes more powerful in that it has more of a mythic than real quality to people today, who forget…  Or, like me, were born after that time.  But Paul Kantner and David Freiberg are still on the road, keeping their music and the messages behind their art alive for those who come out to experience it.

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Broods’ 2015 “Evergreen” Tour Comes To North America in March and April

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Australian brother-sister duo Broods will be returning to North America for a new set of tour dates starting next week.  Supporting their amazing debut album, Evergreen,  Georgia and Caleb Nott will include support from Mikky Ekko for half of the tour and Erik Hassle (who has an interview featured here on the Rock Subculture Journal) for the other half.  I ranked Broods’ Evergreen as one of my Top 10 albums of the year, their self-titled EP as my favorite EP of the year, one of last year’s shows one of my Top 10 concerts of the year, and their single, “Bridges”, as my #1 Song of 2015. [Read more…]

The Church’s “Further/Deeper” North American 2015 Tour Kicks Off This Week

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Australian alternative band The Church kicked off their Further/Deeper tour in Vancouver over the weekend, with a North American tour taking them to 19 dates ending up in Austin for SXSW toward the end of March.  Further/Deeper is their 21st album released in the past 35 years. [Read more…]