A LOOK AHEAD AT 2015



UNTIL THE RIBBON BREAKS – A Lesson Unlearnt

January 20, 2015 – Kobalt Music

 

“a band breaking molds with their avant-garde, genre-melting productions.” – Earmilk

 

Until The Ribbon Breaks (UTRB) writes mesmeric, dark apocalyptic pop, meets infectious “Avant RnB” in a way that is both haunting and beautiful in its raw confrontation of human emotion. Each track tells a tale of love, loss, lust, infatuation, regret or fear all enveloped in cinematic imagery.

01/21 – TORONTO, ON – Sound Academy*
01/23 – MONTREAL, QC – Olympia*
01/24 – PORTLAND, ME – State Theatre*
01/26 – BOSTON, MA – House of Blues*
01/27 – NEW YORK, BY – Terminal 5*
01/28 – BROOKLYN, NY – Rough Trade+
01/29 – WASHINGTON, DC – 9:30 Club*
01/30 – PHILADELPHIA, PA – Electric Factory*
02/02 – INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Deluxe*
02/02 – CHICAGO, IL – Schubas+
02/03 – MINNEAPOLIS, MN – First Avenue*
02/06 – PORTLAND, OR – Roseland Theatre*
02/07 – OAKLAND, CA – The Fox Theatre*
*supporting London Grammar
+Headlining

@UTRB | www.untiltheribbonbreaks.com


 

WAVELENGTH MUSIC FESTIVAL: 15th Anniversary Edition (#WL15)

February 13-15, 2015

WL15 logo

One of Toronto’s only winter music festivals, #WL15 is three nights of concerts over the February long weekend (February 13-15, 2015). This year, with a programming arc of “Past, Present and Future,” #WL15 Festival highlights include a showcase celebrating Wavelength’s past at its long-time former home Sneaky Dee’s with Canadian punk legend Art Bergmann, reunion shows by controller.controller and Brides, and special tribute sets of classic Wavelength/Toronto songs played by today’s indie stars; a Valentine’s Day party with the best of the music scene’s present at unique alternative space the Polish Combatants Hall headlined by buzzy Arts & Crafts up-and-comer Lowell plus a record-release performance by Del Bel; and a triumphant finish looking towards the future with Montreal avant-disco-pop queen Mozart’s Sister and Wavelength Incubator artists Fresh Snow.


@wavelengthmusic
| www.wavelengthtoronto.com


 

STEVE EARLE & THE DUKES – Terraplane

February 17, 2015 – New West Records

 

Earle’s 16th studio album since the release of his highly influential 1986 debut Guitar Town. As its title suggests, the album is very much a blues record, a third of which was written while Earle toured Europe alone for five weeks with just a guitar, a mandolin and a backpack.

01/05 – NEW YORK, NY – City Winery
01/10 – WASHINGTON, DC – DAR Constitution Hall (Emmylou Harris Tribute)
01/12 – NEW YORK, NY – City Winery
01/19 – NEW YORK, NY – City Winery
01/26 – NEW YORK, NY – City Winery
02/01 – CHICAGO, IL – City Winery
02/02 – CHICAGO, IL – City Winery
02/03 – CHICAGO, IL – City Winery
02/04 – CHICAGO, IL – City Winery
02/07 – NORTH ADAMS, MA – MASS MoCA
@steveearle | www.steveearle.com


 

THE ELWINS – Play For Keeps

February 24, 2015 – Hidden Pony
The Elwins are a charming pop band from the lakeside town of Keswick, Ontario that specialize in writing bright infectious songs. Their sophomore record Play For Keepswill be released on February 24, 2015.
Dripping with fun, The Elwins’ notoriously high-energy sets are full of smile-inducing sing-alongs and plenty of crowd participation.

 

02/13 – SASKATOON, SK – Amigo’s

02/14 – CALGARY, AB – Commonwealth

02/16 – KAMLOOPS, BC – TBA

02/17 – VANCOUVER, BC – Fox Theatre

02/18 – KELOWNA, BC – Fernando’s

02/19 – GOLDEN, BC – Rockwater Bar & Grill

02/20 – EDMONTON, AB – Mercury

02/21 – RED DEER, AB – Bo’s

02/23 – LETHBRIDGE, AB – The Slice

02/24 – REGINA, SK – O’Hanlon’s

02/25 – WINNIPEG, MB – Park Theatre

03/08 – TORONTO, ON – The Hoxton (Release show)

 

@theelwins | www.theelwins.com


 

WILL BUTLER – Policy
March 10, 2015 – Merge Records

Will Butler has been a member of the band Arcade Fire for over 10 years. This is his first release under his own name. The song structures are traditional; the arrangements are clean. The music is experimental only in that it attacks consistency as a requirement for sincerity. The songs are angry, loving, joking, tired, honest, idiotic. They clash against each other but also fit and work together-as if a blind watchmaker made a Frankenstein watch that came alive and told extremely accurate time while having conflicting feelings about its creator.

 

03/06 – BOSTON, MA – TT the Bears
03/07 – BROOKLYN, NY – Baby’s All Right
03/12 – PITTSBURGH, PA – Brillobox
03/13 – PHILADELPHIA, PA – Boot & Saddle
03/14 – WASHINGTON, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
03/15 – DURHAM, NC – The Pinhook
03/16 – ATLANTA, GA – The Earl
03/18 – AUSTIN, TX – SXSW
03/19 – AUSTIN, TX – SXSW
03/20 – AUSTIN, TX – SXSW
03/21 – AUSTIN, TX – SXSW
03/24 – BLOOMINGTON, IN – The Bishop
03/25 – GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Covenant Fine Arts Center
03/27 – TORONTO, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
03/28 – MONTREAL, QC – Bar le Ritz PDB

@butlerwills | www.butlerwills.com


 

PEREGRINE FALLS - Two Fish EP
Debut LP expected in 2015
“the sound of fury” – SlowCity.ca

Peregrine Falls (formerly PinkBrown) is a hard line musical response to this host we call earth. Call it NeckPunch. FreePunk. Peregrine Falls is Kenton Loewen & Gordon Grdina. Vancouver as home. Drums and guitar. Dead Kennedys to Ornette Coleman. Debut LP expected 2015.


@peregrinefalls | www.peregrinefalls.com