Archive for the ‘Paste Magazine’ tag

Paste Names Motel Beds “Best of What’s Next”  

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The wonderful folks of Paste Magazine recently named Motel Beds the “Best of What’s Next.” The long-loved magazine will also include the band on a forthcoming sampler. Thanks to Jeff Milo, Josh Jackson, Bonnie Stiernberg, and all at Paste. Motel Beds wrap up the year with a few more dates.

08/16/14 • Cleveland, OH • Beachland Tavern*
08/22/14 • Dayton, OH • Dayton Rock Revue @ Gilly’s**
08/29/14 • Fort Wayne, IN • The Brass Rail***
08/30/14 • Daytrotter Session • Rock Island, IL
08/30/14 • Chicago, IL • The Empty Bottle^
08/31/14 • N. Manchester, IN • The Firehouse
09/12/14 • Athens, OH • Central Venue
09/13/14 • Pittsburgh, PA • The Smiling Moose
09/14/14 • Youngstown, OH • Historian Session
09/25/14 • Cincinnati, OH • Midpoint Music Fest
09/26/14 • New Bremen, OH • Pumpkin Fest
09/27/14 • Buffalo, NY • Buffalo Poetry & Art Fest
09/28/14 • Buffalo, NY • Silo Session
10/03/14 • Indianapolis, IN • Do317 Lounge
10/04/14 • Dayton, OH • Dayton Music Fest @ Bob’s
10/10/14 • Bloomington, IN • The Bishop^^
10/11/14 • St. Louis, MO • Plush
10/17/14 • Nashville, TN • The Stone Fox
10/18/14 • Bowling Green, KY • Tidball’s
10/24/14 • Cleveland, OH • Happy Dog
10/25/14 • Morgantown, WV • 123 Pleasant St.
10/31/14 • Dayton, OH • Halloween @ Bob’s^^^
11/01/14 • Athens, OH • Halloween @ Jackie O’s#
11/21/14 • Dayton, OH • U.D. @ McGinnis / ArtStreet
12/05/14 • Charleston, WV • The Empty Glass
12/06/14 • Washington D.C.

Ark Life Hot Press!  

Posted at 11:11 am


Ark Life’s The Dream of You and Me is out now! The band has been garnering some great press. Here is a small smattering below:

You can pick up the debut album at Greater Than Collective and stream it in its entirety at Guitar World!

American Songwriter Video Premiere  of “Proud of Me Out There, Mama

Paste Song Premiere of “Let Your Heart Break

Daytrotter Session [link]

PopMatters Review [link]

HeyReverb Interview [link]

You can pick up the debut album at Greater Than Collective and stream it in its entirety at Guitar World!

Paste Premieres Holopaw Track & Features Band on Sampler  

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Holopaw’s “We are the Virgin Snow” premiered at Paste today. In addition, the phenomenal “Golden Sparklers” will be included on Paste’s forthcoming sampler for M Player subscribers. Academy Songs, Volume IHolopaw’s Misra debut, will see release this coming Tuesday, January 15. It’s an extremely beautiful record. The band heads on tour shortly after.

1/31: Gainesville, FL @ Church of Holy Colors
2/1: Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
2/2: Charleston, SC @ Tin Roof
2/4: Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery*
2/5: Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell’s*
2/6: New Haven, CT @ BAR*
2/7: Allston, MA @ Great Scott*
2/8: Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory*
2/9: Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie*
2/11: Washington D.C. @ Comet Ping Pong
2/12: Chapel Hill, NC @ Night Light
2/13: Athens, GA @ Farm 255
2/14: St. Augustine, FL @ Nobby’s 

*w/ Love as Laughter

Written by leo on January 11th, 2013

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Paste Magazine Features Will Johnson’s Baseball Paintings  

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Will Johnson is a wonderful fellow. Grandma Misra loves that dude. In addition to fronting Centro-matic & South San Gabriel, his solo career, his drum duties with Monsters of Folk, his participation in New Multitudes (with Yim Yames, Jay Farrar, and Anders Parker), etcetera, Will is also an avid baseball lover and painter. He marries the two by creating baseball paintings and Paste Magazine recently featured them. WJ will head on tour soon. Check out the dates below.

Will Johnson Late Summer/Autumn 2012 Tour Dates

Date City Venue Country
09/13/12 Mobile, AL IMC / Satori Coffee House United States
09/14/12 Waverly, AL Living Room Show United States
09/15/12 Birmingham, AL Living Room Show United States
09/16/12 Atlanta, GA Living Room Show United States
09/17/12 Athens, GA Living Room Show United States
09/19/12 Baltimore, MD Living Room Show United States
09/21/12 Philadelphia, PA Living Room Show United States
09/23/12 New York, NY Mercury Lounge United States
09/24/12 Boston, MA Living Room Show United States
09/25/12 Montpelier, VT Living Room Show United States
09/26/12 Buffalo, NY Living Room Show United States
09/27/12 Cleveland, OH Living Room Show United States
09/28/12 Chicago, IL Schubas United States
Address: 3159 N Southport.
09/29/12 St. Louis, MO Off Broadway United States
10/02/12 Dallas, TX Texas Theatre United States
10/03/12 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s United States
10/04/12 Austin, TX Cactus Cafe United States
11/06/12 Barcelona Sidecar Spain
11/07/12 Madrid, Spain Teatro Lara United States
11/08/12 Orense, Spain Cafe Pop Torgal – American Autumn United States
11/09/12 San Sebastian, Spain Teatro Victoria Eugenia United States
11/11/12 Sankt Hanshaugen, Norway John Dee United States
11/12/12 Helsinki, Finland Savoy Theatre United States
11/13/12 London, UK Union Chapel United States
11/15/12 Enschede, Netherlands Crossing Border United States
11/15/12 The Hague, Netherlands Crossing Border United States

Water Liars to Tour with Frontier Ruckus >>> Announced via Paste  

Posted at 11:42 pm

Water Liars will hit the road hard late summer and into autumn. Keep up on all tour dates here. Also, Paste just announced dates with Frontier Ruckus. Get on out and see a show by this band. Their live performance is phenomenal.

Written by leo on August 7th, 2012

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Praise Continues to Roll in for The Black Swans’ “Occasion for Song”  

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The Black Swans newest release, Occasion for Song, has been receiving a lot of praise, including a great cumulative score from Metacritic. In addition, Consequence of Sound described the album as “…the band’s most shatteringly personal offering to date.”  AllMusic gave the album 4/5 stars and stated “He [DeCicca] uses allusion, metaphor, and history to weave his own hybrid mythology; none of his songs feel strictly confessional — even if they are — which is part of what makes The Black Swans’ sparse Americana so compelling.”

Just a reminder:  you can purchase the album from Grandma Misra’s online store.

Written by Molly on August 6th, 2012

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Centro-matic Paste Video Premiere – Bastrop County Fire Memorial Video  

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Last year, Misra donated some of our Will Johnson & Centro-matic stock to WJ’s efforts in aiding Bastrop County fire victims. To note: credit should be given to Will, not Misra, for this great thought and effort. Alas, we were very happy to help in the cause.

Pulled from Paste Magazine‘s website:

To memorialize the victims, Denton-based rockers Centro-matic filmed a video for their song “Against the Line” amongst some of the fire’s debris. The video is meant to highlight the devastation the fire caused, but also to bring hope—it features a group of children cleaning up debris from a charred forest.

Centro-matic’s Will Johnson explains:

“The 2011 Bastrop County fires affected thousands of people, homes, pets and wildlife in an area very dear to my family and many of our friends. My wife, step-son and I lived out there for a time, and the Lost Pines State Park quickly became our common weekend destination; a place of sanctuary and inspiration. Our band held a couple of fundraisers in the aftermath of these devastating fires, but found that we also wanted to pay tribute in a more creative way. This video is our means of tribute to the area, its people, and the rebuilding efforts and signs of new life that are taking place in Bastrop County.”

Paste writes up Southeast Engine & R. Ring  

Posted at 9:52 pm

Paste Magazine did a nice feature on Nelsonville Music Festival 2012. The article kicks off with a mention of Southeast Engine’s Adam & Jesse Remnant and also includes an R. Ring shout-out, along with pictures of the band. Both Southeast Engine and R. Ring had the pleasure of joining Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Roky Erickson, Guided By Voices, M. Ward, Andrew Bird, and many more at NMF this year.

Written by leo on May 23rd, 2012

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Paste Magazine hails Water Liars  

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Paste Magazine just compiled their list of “10 Missouri Bands You Should Listen To Now.” Lo & behold, the boys of Water Liars made it on there, alongside a streaming of the song “$100.” Check out the piece here.

Written by leo on March 30th, 2012

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