Ryan Bingham – Upcoming Tour Dates

Ryan Bingham

Ryan Bingham

ALABAMA GETAWAY: RYAN BINGHAM ON THE HANGOUT

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How familiar are you with Gulf Shores?
“We played there a couple of times. Just coming, passing through. Playing for the night and moving on to the next day. I haven’t had a lot of time to really hang out there.”

Do you have any special plans after your performance there? Will you get to spend some more time at the festival?
“I hope we do because I’d really like to stick around and hear some other bands and hang out at the beach because it sounds like a really nice place for a festival and there’s a ton of great bands playing.”

Who would you like to see perform there?
“I’d really like to see Tom Petty. I’ve never had a chance to see him play live. I’m not sure if we’re playing the same day or not but I’d like to see that.” (Petty and the Heartbreakers perform May 18, the day Bingham is scheduled to play in Atlanta.)

What can Hangout listeners expect from your set at the festival?
“It’s gonna be loud and mostly electric. I’ve been trying to mix up some songs from all four records and just kinda having some fun with it. We’re definitely gonna be bringing the electric guitars out and playing some of the louder, rowdier songs.”

Do you have a favorite musician from Alabama?
“Gosh, there are just so many. Maybe more recently, maybe the Drive-By Truckers.” (Co-founders Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley were raised in the Muscle Shoals region).

What’s your favorite song to cover?
“Recently, ‘The Man Who Sold the World’ by David Bowie.”

Check out Ryan’s upcoming tour dates this spring and summer…

MAY 18- Atlanta, GA: CenterStage

MAY 20- Tupelo, MS: Blue Canoe SOLD OUT!

MAY 21- Fayetteville, AR: George’s Majestic Lounge

MAY 22- St. Louis, MO: The Pageant

MAY 24- Boulder, CO: Chautauqua Auditorium

MAY 25- Fort Collins, CO: Mishawaka Amphitheatre

MAY 27- George, WA: Sasquatch Festival

MAY 29- Missoula, MT: The Wilma Theatre

MAY 30- Great Falls, MT: Rumors

MAY 31- Bozeman, MT: SOLD OUT!

June 01- Billings, MT: Babcock Theatre

June 02 Laramie, WY: Gryphon Theatre

June 04 Jackson Hole, WY: Pink Garter Theatre

June 05 Boise, ID: Egyptian Theatre

JUNE 06- Vancouver, Canada: Venue

June 07 Portland, OR: Roseland Theatre

June 08- Eugene, OR: Wow Hall

June 11- Mill Valley, CA: Sweetwater Music Hall

June 12- Lake Tahoe, NV: Crystal Bay Casino

June 13- Las Vegas, NV: The Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan Hotel 

July 4- Fort Worth, TX: Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic @ Billy Bob’s 

July 5- New Braunfels, TX: Whitewater Amphitheatre

July 18 Darien Center, NY: Darien Lakes Performing Arts Center
with My Morning Jacket, Wilco, and BOB DYLAN

July 19- Bridgeport, CT: The Ball Park at Harbor Yard
with My Morning Jacket, Wilco, and BOB DYLAN

July 20- Mansfield, MA: Comcast Center 
with My Morning Jacket, Wilco, and BOB DYLAN

July 21- Saratoga Springs, NY: Saratoga Performing Arts Center 
with My Morning Jacket, Wilco, and BOB DYLAN

July 23- Washington, DC: Merriweather Post Pavillion
with My Morning Jacket, Wilco, and BOB DYLAN

July 24- Virginia Beach, VA: Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
with My Morning Jacket, Wilco, and BOB DYLAN

July 26- Hoboken, NJ: Pier A
with My Morning Jacket, Wilco, and BOB DYLAN

July 27- Wantagh, NY: Nikon at Jones Beach Theater 
with My Morning Jacket, Wilco, and BOB DYLAN

July 28- Camden, NJ: Susquehanna Bank Center
with My Morning Jacket, Wilco, and BOB DYLAN

July 31- Denver, CO: Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre 
with My Morning Jacket, Wilco, and BOB DYLAN

Aug 1- Salt Lake City, UT: USANA Amphitheatre
with My Morning Jacket, Wilco, and BOB DYLAN

Aug 3- Irvine, CA: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
with My Morning Jacket, Wilco, and BOB DYLAN

Aug 4- Mountain View, CA: Shoreline Amphitheatre 
with My Morning Jacket, Wilco, and BOB DYLAN

The National – Upcoming Tour 2013

The National playing at the Bell House in Brooklyn in March. By Nicholas Dawidoff

The National playing at the Bell House in Brooklyn in March.
By Nicholas Dawidoff

Upcoming  Tour 2013

MAY 2013
 THE NATIONAL
 16 MAY: STATE THEATRE, ITHACA, NY / W/ PEOPLE GET READY / SOLD OUT
 26 MAY: BOSTON CALLING FESTIVAL, BOSTON, MA / SOLD OUT

JUNE 2013

 04 JUNE: LUPO'S HEARTBREAK HOTEL, PROVIDENCE RI / W/ PEOPLE GET READY /TICKETS
 05 JUNE: BARCLAYS CENTER, BROOKLYN NY / W/ YOUTH LAGOON / TICKETS
 06 JUNE: MERRIWEATHER POST PAVILION, COLUMBIA MD / W/ DIRTY PROJECTORS / TICKETS
 07 JUNE: MANN CENTER, PHILADELPHIA PA / W/ DIRTY PROJECTORS / TICKETS
 08 JUNE: THE NATIONAL, RICHMOND VA / W/ PEOPLE GET READY / SOLD OUT
 10 JUNE: RED HAT AMPHITHEATER, RALEIGH NC / W/ DIRTY PROJECTORS / TICKETS
 11 JUNE: PA STAGE AE, PITTSBURGH, PA / W/ DIRTY PROJECTORS / TICKETS
 13 JUNE: LACHINE CANAL, MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA / W/ THE BARR BROTHERS / TICKETS: FRENCH / ENGLISH
 14 JUNE: YONGE-DUNDAS SQUARE, TORONTO, CANADA / FREE SHOW - NXNE.COM
 15 JUNE: LC PAVILION, COLUMBUS, OH / W/ LOCAL NATIVES / TICKETS
 16 JUNE: BONNAROO FESTIVAL MANCHESTER, TN USA / TICKETS

 21-23 JUNE: HURRICANE FESTIVAL EICHENRING, SCHEESSEL, GERMANY / TICKETS
 21-23 JUNE: SOUTHSIDE FESTIVAL NEUHAUSEN OB ECK, GERMANY / TICKETS
 23 JUNE: VODAFONE ISTANBUL CALLING ISTANBUL, TURKEY / TICKETS
 25 JUNE: CIRQUE ROYAL BRUSSELS, BELGIUM / SOLD OUT
 28 JUNE: LIVE AT THE MARQUEE CORK, IRELAND / SOLD OUT
 30 JUNE: PARCO DELLA MUSICA ROME, ITALY / TICKETS

JULY 2013

 01 JULY: CITY SOUND FESTIVAL 2013, MILAN, ITALY / W/ JOHNNY MARR / TICKETS
 02 JULY: SALATA, ZAGREB, CROATIA / TICKETS
 04 JULY: ROCK WERCHTER 2013, WERCHTER, BELGIUM / TICKETS
 29 JUNE - 7 JULY: ROSKILDE FESTIVAL 2013, ROSKILDE, DENMARK / TICKETS
 14 JULY: BUNBURY FESTIVAL 2013, CINCINNATI, OH / TICKETS
 27 JULY: SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS BYRON BAY, AUSTRALIA / SOLD OUT

AUGUST 2013

 01 AUGUST: TWILIGHT CONCERT SERIES, SALT LAKE CITY, UT / W/ SHARON VAN ETTEN
 SEASON TICKETS ON-SALE NOW / INDIVIDUAL TICKETS ON-SALE JUNE 1ST

 03 AUGUST: LOLLAPALOOZA, CHICAGO, IL / SOLD OUT
 04 AUGUST: MURAT THEATER, INDIANAPOLIS, IN / W/ DAUGHTER / TICKETS
 05 AUGUST: RIVERSIDE THEATER, MILWAUKEE, WI / W/ DAUGHTER / PRE-SALE / GENERAL ON-SALE
 06 AUGUST: ROY WILKINS AUDITORIUM, ST. PAUL, MN / W/ DAUGHTER / TICKETS
 09-11 AUGUST: OUTSIDE LANDS FESTIVAL, SAN FRANCISCO, CA / TICKETS
 10 AUGUST: GREEK THEATRE, LOS ANGELES, CA / W/ DAUGHTER / TICKETS
 11 AUGUST: HOLLYWOOD FOREVER CEMETERY, LOS ANGELES, CA / W/ DAUGHTER / SOLD OUT

SEPTEMBER 2013

 07-08 SEPTEMBER: LOUFEST, ST. LOUIS, MO / TICKETS
 08 SEPTEMBER: RYMAN AUDITORIUM, NASHVILLE, TN / W/ FRIGHTENED RABBIT / TICKETS
 09 SEPTEMBER: COBB ENERGY CENTER, ATLANTA, GA / W/ FRIGHTENED RABBIT / TICKETS
 11 SEPTEMBER: THE FILLMORE CHARLOTTE, CHARLOTTE, NC / W/ FRIGHTENED RABBIT / TICKETS
 12 SEPTEMBER: THOMAS WOLFE AUDITORIUM, ASHEVILLE, NC / W/ FRIGHTENED RABBIT / TICKETS
 13 SEPTEMBER: IRIQUOIS AMPHITHEATER, LOUISVILLE, KY / W/ FRIGHTENED RABBIT / TICKETS
 14 SEPTEMBER: LANEWAY FESTIVAL, DETROIT, MI / On sale May 18th at 10am local time / TICKETS
 15 SEPTEMBER: ORPHEUM THEATER, MADISON, WI / W/ FRIGHTENED RABBIT / TICKETS
 17 SEPTEMBER: RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATER, MORRISON, CO / W/ LOCAL NATIVES + FRIGHTENED RABBIT / TICKETS
 19 SEPTEMBER: PARAMOUNT THEATER, SEATTLE, WA / Pre-sale Wednesday May 15th @ 10am PDT, password: Trouble
 20 SEPTEMBER: PARAMOUNT THEATER, SEATTLE, WA / TICKETS
 21 SEPTEMBER: EDGEFIELD WINERY, PORTLAND, OR / W/ FRIGHTENED RABBIT / TICKETS
 22 SEPTEMBER: PNE AMPHITHEATRE, VANCOUVER, CANADA / W/ FRIGHTENED RABBIT / PRE-SALE TICKETS / GENERAL ON-SALE TICKETS

OCTOBER 2013

 04-06 OCTOBER: AUSTIN CITY LIMITS MUSIC FESTIVAL, AUSTIN, TX / TICKETS
 11-13 OCTOBER: AUSTIN CITY LIMITS MUSIC FESTIVAL, AUSTIN, TX / TICKETS
 31 OCTOBER: ICE HALL, HELSINKI, FINLAND / TICKETS

NOVEMBER 2013

 02 NOVEMBER: FORUM, COPENHAGEN, DENMARK / TICKETS
 04 NOVEMBER: MAX SCHMELING HALLE, BERLIN, GERMANY / TICKETS
 05 NOVEMBER: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC HALLE, DUSSELDORF, GERMANY / TICKETS
 06 NOVEMBER: ROCKHAL, LUXEMBOURG / TICKETS
 07 NOVEMBER: HEINEKEN MUSIC HALL, AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS / TICKETS
 09 NOVEMBER: ODYSSEY ARENA, BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND / TICKETS
 10 NOVEMBER: O2 ARENA, DUBLIN, IRELAND / TICKETS
 11 NOVEMBER: O2 APOLLO, MANCHESTER, UK / SOLD OUT
 12 NOVEMBER: O2 APOLLO, MANCHESTER, UK / SOLD OUT
 13 NOVEMBER: ALEXANDRA PALACE, LONDON, UK / SOLD OUT
 14 NOVEMBER: ALEXANDRA PALACE, LONDON, UK / TICKETS
 18 NOVEMBER: ZENITH, PARIS, FRANCE / TICKETS
 20 NOVEMBER: PALACIO VISTALEGRE, MADRID, SPAIN / TICKETS
 21 NOVEMBER: PAVILHAO ATLANTICO, LISBON, PORTUGAL / TICKETS

The National – ‘Trouble Will Find Me’ / Album Review

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The National

Today, May 20th, the American indie rock band The National released Trouble Will Find Me, their much anticipated follow-up to our favorite album of 2010, High Violet. ‘Trouble Will Find Me’ is the sixth studio album by The National. The album was released digitally, on CD, 180gm vinyl, and in a limited edition deluxe boxed vinyl set. We have a single to share with you, see below.

Release Date: May 20, 2013
Producer: Aaron Dessner and Bryce Dessner
Label: 4AD
Fact: St Vincent and Sharon Van Etten both guest on the record

Album Review – ‘Trouble Will Find Me”

“When I walk into a room, I do not light it up. FUCK”. That’s Matt Berninger, The National’s lead singer, either mocking his reputation as spokesperson for the dark reality of modern life or, as he puts it on ‘Trouble Will Find Me’’s lead single ‘Demons’, going through another “awkward phase”. After five albums of angst, heartbreak and social inadequacy, The National are no closer to finding peace.

It’s understandable, given that 2010’s ‘High Violet’ launched them far away from cult heroes and closer to a band with arena-filling potential, that an uneasy sense of expectation runs through their sixth album. Their previous three – ‘Sad Songs For Dirty Lovers’, ‘Alligator’ and ‘Boxer’ – saw them reach a level of recognition that had seemed unimaginable at the time of 2001’s self-titled debut, which was a rudimentary mish-mash of folk balladry and unhinged rock.

But the quintet have grown out of Brooklyn’s back rooms – even catching the ear of Barack Obama, who invited them to play at rallies for both of his presidential campaigns – and the music has grown with them. ‘Trouble…’ is a collection of anthems, full of rich orchestral fanfares, bolstered by the cast and crew of New York’s finest. The highlights are St Vincent (on ‘Humiliation’) and Sharon Van Etten, whose velvet vocals counterbalance Berninger’s baritone throughout. Whereas The National’s previous work was a commentary on modern life, this is a soundtrack for the big screen.

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The increased spotlight has affected the lyrics too. Berninger’s poetic prose has always cast him as a latter-day Morrissey. But while the temptation might be to recoil into metaphor as the inner workings of your head are analysed by a mainstream audience, this is The National’s most emotionally open album yet. From ‘Don’t Swallow The Cap’’s insomnia-induced paranoia about dying and leaving your children behind to being in a relationship with someone who’s emotionally ‘Fireproof’, at times it feels like voyeurism to listen to it. Buried at the end is ‘Pink Rabbits’, the band’s greatest love song to date, which sees Berninger’s vocals shifted higher and backed by an instrumental chorus that lilts from one morose thrum to another. “You didn’t see me I was falling apart”, he coos. “I was a television version of a person with a broken heart”. They’re love songs that revel in the beauty and banality of adult relationships.

Detractors will say making music about the minutiae of your own problems is dull or self-indulgent. But for The National’s devotees it’s the simple fact that their music evokes stories and scenarios that could happen to any of us that’s so seductive. They have pulled off another album for the modern age, and its stories live in all of us.

Listen to The National’s triumphant follow-up to High Violet in its entirety over at iTunes. Trouble Will Find Me is out May 21.

STREAM: THE NATIONAL – TROUBLE WILL FIND ME

TRACKLISTING

All songs written and composed by The National.

No.

Title

Length

1. “I Should Live in Salt” 4:08
2. “Demons” 3:32
3. “Don’t Swallow the Cap” 4:46
4. “Fireproof” 2:58
5. “Sea of Love” 3:41
6. “Heavenfaced” 4:23
7. “This Is the Last Time” 4:43
8. “Graceless” 4:35
9. “Slipped” 4:25
10. “I Need My Girl” 4:05
11. “Humiliation” 5:01
12. “Pink Rabbits” 4:36
13. “Hard to Find” 4:13

The Seductive ‘Modern Vampires of the City’ – Vampire Weekend

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Album Review – Modern Vampires of the City

Vampire Weekend redefine independent artistry with mature third album “Modern Vampires of the City”. Co-produced by Ariel Rechtshaid and band member Rostam Batmanglij, the third full-length release from the indie rock quartet was inspired by New York City.

Vampire Weekend
Modern Vampires of the City
XL Recordings
Grade: A+

Vampire Weekend just made it that much more difficult for all other indie bands of the day. The New York group had already charmed a sizable legion of fans and critics with 2008′s Vampire Weekend and its irresistible follow-up 2010′s Contra, both gold-sellers. But the third album, Modern Vampires of the City, is on a lofty new plane.

What Ezra Koenig, Rostam Batmanglij, Chris Baio and Chris Tomson created on Modern Vampires of the City is an opus full of breadth, maturity and adventure. The record is a cavalcade of sonic soldiering, a collection of a dozen tunes that explore the high and low soundscapes of the iconic place the guys call home. Lyrically the record name drops Harry Hudson and The New York Times while it explores love in an uptown falafel shop, the engulfing melancholy of church organs and haunting choirs, and the euphoric rush of synthesizers in interval mode. They speed up into breathless paces before they slow down again for a breather.

One of the most impressive aspects of Modern Vampires of the City is the production by Batmanglij and Ariel Rechtshaid. Koenig’s voice is so brilliantly mixed with the textured and sometimes intricate instrumentation. His singing is clear, crisp and upfront. We hear the piano, the trumpet, the trombone, the tuba, the strings, the bass, the drums, the guitars, and even the banjo. Nothing is cluttered; this isn’t a record over-washed in cascades of compressed sounds.

Vampire-Weekend-Modern-Vampires-of-the-City-300x300But yes, the immediate songs are brimming with hooks and melodies. I’m talking about “Diane Young,” “Don’t Lie,” “Unbelievers,” “Everlasting Arms” and the totally catchy “Ya Hey.” This time, though, there’s a much more sophisticated air to the choruses than we heard on Contra, which is perhaps the band’s poppiest disc. Yet on the other side of the spectrum, Vampire Weekend enthrall us with gorgeous dirges such as “Hudson,” “Young Lion,” “Hannah Hunt” and the quietly rhythmic opener “Obvious Bicycle.” Also, we have “Step,” an ethereal ballad that borrows inspiration from such disparate artists as ’90s New Jersey rapper YZ, Oakland, California rap group Souls of Mischief, ’70s soft rock band Bread and the late R&B-jazz saxophonist Grover Washington, Jr.

There are so many audible rabbit trails here that you’ll discover something new with each listen. Modern Vampires of the City was recorded in New York, Los Angeles, Hollywood and Martha’s Vineyard after Vampire Weekend took a much needed break following the extensive Contra tour, which stopped at Dallas’ House of Blues in April 2010. It is a rare record that actually ups the creative ante of a buzz band that could’ve easily lost its way after the initial critical and commercial headiness. These guys just redefined independent artistry.

Published on Mar 18, 2013

From the new album ‘Modern Vampires Of The City’ out May 13th/14th. Pre-order now: http://smarturl.it/mvotcpreorder

More info: http://vampireweekend.com

Music by Rostam Batmanglij and Ezra Koenig, lyrics by Ezra Koenig, 2013 Vampire Weekend Music(ASCAP)/Imagem Music. Lyrics reproduced by kind permission. This composition contains elements from ‘Aubrey’ (Gates). Published by Kipahulu Music. Used by permission. All rights reserved. ‘Step’ interpolates a vocal melody from ‘Aubrey’ by David Gates, and lyrics from YZ’s ‘Who’s That Girl’. Thanks to YZ’s ‘Who’s That Girl’ for our hook “Every time I see you in the world you always step to my girl.”

Modern Vampires of the City:
01 Obvious Bicycle
02 Unbelievers
03 Step
04 Diane Young
05 Don’t Lie
06 Hannah Hunt
07 Everlasting Arms
08 Finger Back
09 Worship You
10 Ya Hey
11 Hudson
12 Young Lion

Vampire Weekend Tour Dates:
03-13-16 Austin, TX – SXSW
04-12 Las Vegas, NV – The Cosmopolitan *
04-14 Indio, CA – Coachella
04-16 Davis, CA – Freeborn Hall at UC Davis *
04-17 Oakland, CA – Fox Theater *
04-21 Indio, CA – Coachella
05-08 London, England – The Troxy
05-10 Paris, France – Casino De Paris
05-15 Boston, MA – Agganis Arena
05-16 Toronto, Ontario – Sony Centre
05-17 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
05-19 Kansas City, MO – Midland Theater
05-20 Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre ^
05-21 Salt Lake City, UT – Red Butte Garden Amphitheater
05-23 Portland, OR – Keller Auditorium
* with Tanlines
^ with Of Monsters And Men