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Tame Impala's "Currents" release and upcoming tour dates

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Following up from their 2012 LP Lonerism, Tame Impala's 3rd studio album Currents released on July 17th off Modular Records. The band has been touring the states since the album was announced in April. After playing Lollapalooza later this month and Outside Lands Music Festival, they will begin their European branch of the tour. Tour dates are below and their online store can be found here.

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07/31 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
08/07 – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands Music Festival
08/20 – Viana Do Castelo, PT @ Parades de Coura
08/29 – Zurich, CH @ Zurich Open Air
09/04 – Stradbally, IE @ Electric Picnic
09/05 – Gardenstown, UK @ End of the Road Festival
09/06 – Co. Laois, IE @ Stradbally Hall
09/08 – Glasgow, UK @ Barrowland
09/09 – Liverpool, UK @ Olympia
09/11 – Isle of Wight, UK @ Bestival
09/12 – Berlin, DE @ Lollapalooza Berlin

The Dead Weather announces new album

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Jack White and Alison Mosshart of The Kills' band The Dead Weather, has announced a new album following their 2010 release of Sea of Cowards. The LP Dodge & Burn is to be released in September on Third Man Records featuring eight new songs and four previously released tracks remastered. 

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Future Islands 1000th show

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After their first show at a house party in Greenville, NC, Future Islands kept a list of all the shows they ever played live. Their 1000th live show is approaching soon and they will be performing again in North Carolina, where they've played more than any other place. The celebration will take place at the Carrboro Town Commons on Sunday, July 26. Future Islands will be joined with Dan Deacon, Danny Brown, Ed Schrader's Music Beat, Valient Thorr, and Lonnie Walker for the event. Future Islands merch can be purchased at futureislands.kungfustore.com

Future Islands 1000th Show

Beach House new album release date and tour

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Baltimore's Dream Pop duo Beach House recently put out the single Sparks off their forthcoming LP Depression Cherry. The full album is to be out August 28th on Sub Pop but track lists have already been released

1. Levitation 
2. Sparks 
3. Space Song 
4. Beyond Love 
5. 10:37 
6. PPP 
7. Wildflower 
8. Bluebird 
9. Days of Candy

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The band will also kick off a worldwide tour in August. North America dates are listed below.

08/18 — Portland, ME @ State Theatre 

08/19 — Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street Nightclub 

08/20 — Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground 

08/21 — Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom 

08/22 — Millvale, PA @ Mr. Small’s 

08/24 — Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall 

08/25 — Providence, RI @ Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel 

08/26 — New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall 

09/17 — Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall 

09/18 — Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s 

09/19 — Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Theatre 

09/21 — Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theatre 

09/22 — Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

09/25 — Omaha, NE @ Slowdown 

09/26 — Lawrence, KS @ Liberty Hall 

09/27 — St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant 

09/28 — Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall 

09/29 — Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom 

10/01 — Houston, TX @ House of Blues 

10/02 — New Orleans, LA @ Civic Theatre 

10/03 — Birmingham, AL @ Saturn 

10/04 — Nashville, TN @ The Ryman Auditorium 

10/06 — Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre 

10/07 — Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel 

10/08 — Saxapahaw, NC @ Haw River Ballroom 


Sleater Kinney December Tour Dates

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After releasing their first album in a decade, Sleater Kinney has started touring again and recently added more dates to the North America comeback tour. Reviewers say their live performances make it seem like they never took a break and the trio was having a hard time not smiling during the show. Check out their tour dates below and their online store at sleaterkinney.kungfustore.com

Sleater Kinney / No Cities To Love

12/04 — Indianapolis, INEgyptian Room @ Old National Centre

12/05 — Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall

12/06 — Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's

12/08 — Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Theater

12/09 — Cleveland, OH @ Masonic Auditorium

12/10 — Buffalo, NY @ Asbury Hall

12/12 — Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theater

12/13 — New York City, NY @ Terminal Five

12/14 — New York City, NY @ Irving Plaza

12/15 — Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

12/16 — Brooklyn, NY @ Market Hotel

Upcoming Faith No More summer tour dates

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After an over 10 year hiatus, Faith No More is back on the grid with a new album and tour dates. Following their release of Sol Invictus in May and their run of European shows in June, FNM will be touring North America through July and August. Catch them at one of the below dates and check out their merch at faithnomore.kungfustore.com

Sol Invictus LP

07/26 — Austin, TX @ Austin Music Hall        

07/27 — Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom        

07/28 — Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center        

07/30 — Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade Music Park        

07/31 — Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater        

08/01 — Philadelphia, PA @ Skyline Stage at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts

08/02 — Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion  

08/04 — Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion        

08/05 — New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden    

08/07 — Toronto, ON    @ Ricoh Coliseum    

08/08 — Montreal, QC @ Heavy Montreal    

Sleater Kinney 2015 Tour

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Here comes the next North American leg of the Sleater Kinney comeback tour.  No Cities To Love is such a great album and the live show is even better.  If you have the chance to see them, don't miss it.  Tour dates are here.

 

Jack White scores in the Power Rankings

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Consequence of Sound ranks the best Spring and Summer festival headliners.  Click the image below to read the article and the criteria.  The opinions would suggest Jack would be 2nd on this list, or tied for 1st place and we'll just agree with the latter and be happy they featured a photo with that trippy Vampire Weekend t-shirt.

Lorde Tour

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We had the privilege to merchandise Lorde's first USA tour and it was nutso to see her perform in front of such manic crowds.  Lorde, please come to North Carolina on your next tour!

Black Lips tees

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The Black Lips have a stable of cool T-shirt designs but this one seemingly incorporates the entire history of rock-n-roll freak tees in one lovely t-shirt.  Way to go, Black Lips!  See them live and buy a shirt.  Tour dates are here.

Festival Supreme

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We're proud to be the merchandiser for the upcoming Festival Supreme.  But even more than pride, we're so excited about attending Festival Supreme.  Mr. Show, The Mighty Boosh, Princess, and Tenacious D?  This may be Jack Black's dream festival but it's our dream, too.  It's as though someone was digging through the trash on the day we emptied our dream catchers.  They get too full sometimes.

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The hardest working band in the biz.

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I can't think of another band that tours as much and keeps as busy as The Avett Brothers.  So, although this NPR story expresses surprise that they have a new album coming so quickly on the heels of The Carpenter, it just seems like another example of their productivity.  Click on the NPR store to hear Another Is Waiting from their upcoming release.

The story of Jack White and the temple.

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 From the Detroit Free Press:  

The anonymous benefactor who recently paid the entire $142,000 balance in taxes to prevent Detroit’s Masonic Temple from falling into foreclosure was revealed today to be musician Jack White.

The Detroit-born White has performed on stage on several occasions at the Temple and partly grew up there when his mother served as an usher there.

In announcing Jack White’s identity as the anonymous donor, Detroit Masonic Temple Association President Roger Sobran stated: “Jack’s donation could not have come at a better time and we are eternally grateful to him for it. Jack’s magnanimous generosity and unflinching loyalty to this historic building and his Detroit roots is appreciated beyond words.”

Sobran added: “In light of Jack’s generosity and belief in the importance of a strong, vital Temple that should and will be available to future generations of Detroiters, the Masonic Temple Association will be naming, in Jack’s honor, our Cathedral Theater, the ‘Jack White Theater.’”

 

Check out the virtual tour of the building at TheMasonic.com

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Vampire Weekend Presale

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Visit VampireWeekend.kungfunation.com to order the new Vampire Weekend album, Modern Vampires of the City.  Release date May 14.

Visit VampireWeekend.com to purchase tickets to their 2013 shows, including the just added September shows at the Hollywood Bowl and the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn.

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Major Lazer Camo Reefer Tee

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This tee was designed by Evan @ The Bright Pursuit and we produced it in a waterbased ink all-over print.  The pattern is printed on both sides.  Major Lazer plays in North Carolina tomorrow night and people are psyched!

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Tame Impala Spring 2013 Tour

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See Tame Impala if you have the chance.  Lonerism is a wonderful headtrip pop album and the live show does not disappoint.  After their February show at the 900-capacity Cat's Cradle, in Carrboro, a co-worker remarked: "I have a feeling that's the last time we'll see them in a venue that isn't an arena."  We'll hope that's the case for Tame Impala while being glad we had the chance to see one of the intimate shows.

Here are some photos of their tour T-shirts during the printing process.  

My Bloody Valentine World Tour

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My Bloody Valentine just released MBV, the long awaited (22 years) follow-up to Loveless.  And they just released their upcoming tour dates.   We'll hope for some North American action at some point in the year and we'll start exercising our ears to prepare for the insane volume.

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02/03 – Seoul, KR @ Uniqlo Ax

02/05 – Osaka, JP @ The Hatch

02/06 – Osaka, JP @ The Hatch

02/07 – Tokyo, JP @ Studio Coast

02/07 – Tokyo, JP @ Studio Coast

02/10 – Tokyo, JP @ Studio Coast

02/13 – Taipei, TW @ Ntu Sports Center

02/16 – Melbourne, AU @ ATP’s I’ll Be Your Mirror Melbourne

02/18 – Sydney, AU @ Enmore Theatre

02/20 – Queensland, AU @ The Tivoli

02/22 – Melbourne, AU @ Palace Theatre

03/08 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy

03/09 – Glasgow, UK @ Barrowlands

03/10 – Manchester, UK @ Apollo

03/12 – London, UK @ Hammersmith Apollo

03/13 – London, UK @ Hammersmith Apollo

05/11-12 – Tokyo, JP @ Tokyo Rocks Music Festival

05/23 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound

Yo La Tengo 5-dollar Fade.

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Yo La Tengo's new album is out and for a limited time Amazon is selling it as a $5 download.  Get it cheap if you get it now.  Click here.

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