Charlie Wadhams has a new EP entitled, In a Goldmine. You can download it at iTunes or pick up a vinyl copy at Amoeba.
Obi Best’s new record, Capades, comes out February 24th on Social Science Recordings. They’ll be hitting road for a national tour (including support dates for The Bird and the Bee) starting next week. Spin recently had some nice things to say about them.
A pretty big chunk of the SXSW bands have been announced. Here are the LA-area bands currently listed. Of the 81 bands listed, I’m pretty familiar with 41 of them. I’m thinking that a handful of these bands aren’t really from LA: Airborne Toxic Event, Dave Alvin, Ancestors, Jim Bianco, Black Math Horseman, Blu, The Bronx, Tom Brosseau, Grecco Buratto, Castledoor, Margaret Cho, Classixx, Crash Kings, Crystal Antlers, The Crystal Method, Dawes, Rocco DeLuca, Dommin, Fol Chen, Foreign Born, Robert Francis, Great Northern, Grouch and Eligh, Murry Hammond, The Happy Hollows, Relentless 7, Austin Hartley-Leonard, HEALTH, HoneyHoney, Iglu and Hartley, IO Echo, The Japanese Motors, Jay Nash, J*Davey, Jeremy Jay, Killola, Greg Laswell, Light FM, Lissie, The Little Ones, Los Super Elegantes, The Mae Shi, Magic Lantern, Magic Wands, Angie Mattson, Meliss FX, Mika Miko, Monte Negro, Myka 9, Terra Naomi, Night Horse, Patrick Park, Pedestrian, Mandi Perkins, Pierre de Reeder, Pocahaunted, Pop Levi, Princeton, The Quarter After, Red Cortez, Rediscover, The Rescues, Robedoor, Roll the Tanks, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Samantha Shelton, The Shys, The Soft Pack, Alyssa Suede, Sun Araw, Maria Taylor, That 1 Guy, 2Mex, U-N-I, Very Be Careful, Lucy Walsh, Emily Wells, Tyrone Wells, Western Keys, Year Long Disaster
The Submarines have a national tour all plotted out (as heard in that iPhone commercial). Here are the dates:
Jan 29 2009 - The Loft at UCSD - La Jolla, California
Jan 30 2009 - Detroit Bar - Costa Mesa, California
Feb 1 2009 - Club Congress - Tucson, Arizona
Feb 3 2009 - Stubb’s BBQ - Austin, Texas
Feb 4 2009 - The Pontiac Garage - Dallas, Texas
Feb 7 2009 - Local 506 -Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Feb 8 2009 - Black Cat Backstage D.C., Washington DC
Feb 9 2009 - Johnny Brenda’s Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Feb 10 2009 - Mercury Lounge New York, New York
Feb 11 2009 - The Bell House Brooklyn, New York
Feb 13 2009 - Middle East Boston, Massachusetts
Feb 14 2009 - Il Motore Montreal, Quebec
Feb 15 2009 - The Drake Hotel Toronto, Ontario
Feb 17 2009 - Schuba’s Tavern Chicago, Illinois
Feb 18 2009 - Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis, Minnesota
Feb 20 2009 - Hi-Dive Denver, Colorado
Feb 21 2009 - Kilby Court Salt Lake City, Utah
Feb 23 2009 - The Biltmore Cabaret Vancouver, British Columbia
Feb 24 2009 - Chop Suey Seattle, Washington
Feb 25 2009 - Doug Fir Lounge Portland, Oregon
Feb 27 2009 - SLIM’S (Noise Pop 2009) / San Francisco, California
Feb 28 2009 - Troubadour Los Angeles, California
Amateurs have a video for their new song, "Omaha Nights." Peep it HERE.
Guitarist Seamus Simpson and Radars to the Sky are parting ways.
Some wise guy re-imagines Aaron Kyle of Le Switch as the Nuge. Ah, Youtube.