Culture Addicts Does NXNE 2014: Tiers @ The Garrison June 20

tiers photo 2 Brooklyn’s Tiers brought their rumbling synth and guitar textures to the Garrison for Hand Drawn Dracula / Artificial Records‘ showcase for NXNE 2014. They were unfortunately late to start their set because they had some equipment / sound issues, but once they got going, nothing could stop them. During their set, they played songs from their latest album, “Winter.” Watch the video for Winter below, which is lifted from the album.

This was my first time seeing the band play live, and I really enjoyed them. Glenn Maryansky provided the bass-heavy, creepy synth sounds, while Jennifer Mears layered in more synths and airy vocals. Think shoegaze if it was made with synths instead of guitars.

Artificial / Hand Drawn Dracula Records are putting out some of the most interesting music around right now, and Tiers are one of the bands pushing that musical envelope. My big regret was not grabbed a copy of their LP at the show, but during NXNE it was likely to get crushed or wet over the course of the night. Hopefully, they will roll through town again and I can pick up a copy. Definitely check them out live if there pop round your way, and pick up their latest LP.

Here are more pictures from their NXNE 2014 set:

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POP Montreal + NeXT Showcase At CMW 2014

pop montrealPOP Montreal will be putting on a showcase at CMW in collaboration with NeXT at the Silver Dollar on May 10th. Advance tickets are only $10 and available here.

Artists + Set times:
8pm – blueVenus
9pm – Motel Raphaël
10pm – Grounders
11pm – PKEW PKEW PKEW (gunshots)
12am – OPERATORS
1am – Orkestar Kriminal
2am – Sunshine & The Blue Moon
3am – Liver

OPERATORS
operatorsDan Boeckner (Divine Fits, Handsome Furs, Wolf Parade) who will perform with his new project, OPERATORS. He said this about OPERATORS, “It’s a real mix of like electronics and lots of live drums and guitar. I’m kind of tapping into my…I listened to a lot of Fugazi when I was a kid, so it’s that plus my love of New Order. That’s kind of how it’s shaking up.”

Watch their live set at Double Happiness in Columbus, OH below via YouTube.

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Hand Drawn Dracula Showcase At NXNE 2013 For Their 5th Anniversary

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Toronto’s Hand Drawn Dracula is celebrating their 5th anniversary in a big way. They will be having a combo showcase and anniversary party at NXNE 2013.

It is happening Saturday, June 15 @ The Garrison kicking off at 8pm. Here’s the list of bands who will be playing at the event:

  • Tangiers
  • Dusted
  • Beliefs
  • Cousins
  • Doomsquad
  • Breeze
  • Dream Affair
  • Greys

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Audio Blood Brings Canada To SXSW

A bunch of Audio Blood’s clients will performing at this year’s South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, Texas. The Balconies, Ben Caplan & the Casual Smokers, Hands & Teeth, The Stanfields, and Charlotte Cornfield will represent the diverse Canadian music coming out of Audio Blood in 2012.

Audio Blood is also pleased to be officially involved in the Canadian Music Week showcase at SXSW taking place at the Canada House (Trinity Hall) on Friday March 16 featuring The Arkells, Down With Webster, Young Empires and more. For more information on that showcase please click here.

AudioBlood at SXSW Event Schedule

The Balconies
Mar. 15 @ The 512 (Let’s Get Messy Day Party, 11:30am)
Mar. 16 @ Malverde (MusicMetric SXSW Day Party, 2pm)
Mar. 16 @ Trinity Hall Canada House (OMDC Day Party, 4:30pm)
Mar. 16 @ Trinity Hall Canada House (Canadian Music Week Showcase, 8pm)

Ben Caplan & The Casual Smokers
Mar. 15 @ Trinity Hall Canada House (Nova Scotia Day Party, 3:45pm)
Mar. 16 @ Malverde (MusicMetric Day Party, 3pm)
Mar. 17 @ Trinity Hall Canada House (Halifax Pop Explosion showcase, 8pm)

Hands & Teeth
Mar. 17 @ 512 Rooftop (11pm)

The Stanfields
Mar. 15 @ Trinity Hall Canada House (Nova Scotia Day Party, 3pm)
Mar. 16 @ Austin Convention Centre Ballroom G Stage (Presented by Diamond Rugs, 4th Floor, 1pm)
Mar. 17 @ Fado Irish Pub (St. Paddy’s Day Party, 2:45pm)
Mar. 17 @ Trinity Hall Canada House (Halifax Pop Exposion showcase, 9pm)
Mar. 17 @ Fado Irish Pub (St. Paddy’s Party, 11:15pm)
Mar. 17 @ Fado Irish Pub (St. Paddy’s Party, 12:30am)

Charlotte Cornfield
Mar. 16 @ The Rooftop (RedGorilla, 12noon)

For more information on Audio Blood, visit http://audioblood.com.

Ghostly International Showcases At SXSW 2012

Guess who is back at SXSW? Ghostly International returns to Austin this year with a showcase that highlights a bunch of their artists who have released records in the past year. The Ghostly showcase is happening on March 14 @ Club Deville located 900 Red River, Austin, TX.

In addition to the showcase, a bunch of artists on the Ghostly roster are playing other shows during SXSW.

Choir Of Young Believers

03.13 – Pure Volume Party House @ 1:30 am
03.14 – The Brew Exchange (Popantipop Party) @ 4:00 pm
03.14 – Club Deville (Ghostly International Showcase) @ 9:35 pm
03.15 – Flamingo Cantina (Under The Radar Magazine Party) @ 12:00 pm
03.15 – Mellow Johnny’s (KEXP Sessions) @ 3:30 pm
03.16 – The Mohawk (The Windish Agency Party) @ 3:00 pm
03.16 – Austin Town Hall @ 4:45 pm
03.17 – Urban Outfitters @ 1:00 pm

Com Truise
MP3: Com Truise – Polyhurt

03.12 – The Volstead Lounge (Funny or Die Party) @ 10:30 pm
03.13 – AMOA Art House at Jones Center (Rdio Party) @ 10:30 pm
03.14 – Club Deville (Ghostly International Showcase) @ 1:15 am
03.15 – Flamingo Cantina (Under The Radar Party) @ 1:35 pm
03.15 – Beauty Bar (IHEARTCOMIX Party) @ 9:45 pm
03.16 – The Brew Exchange (Popantipop Party) @ 1:00 pm
03.17 – Dirty Dog (Reverb Party) @ 3:30 PM
03.17 – Beauty Ballroom (Check Yo Block Party) @ 5:00 pm

Matthew Dear

03.12 – Stubb’s BBQ (Kick Kick Snare Party) @ 4:15 pm
03.12 – Club Deville (Transmission Entertainment Party) @ 9:05 pm
03.13 – The Mohawk (Pitchfork Showcase) @ 1:00 am (Outside)
03.14 – Club Deville (Ghostly International Showcase) @ 12:20 am
03.16 – DJ set @ Quicky Tattoos & Piercings @ 9:00 pm
03.16 – DJ set @ W Hotel @ 4:00 pm
03.17 – ND Studios (Windish Agency Party) @ 12:00 am

Mux Mool

03.14 – Club Deville (Ghostly International Showcase) @ 8:40 pm
03.15 – DJ set @ Barcelona (Surefire Sound Showcase) @ 11:00 pm

Shigeto
MP3: Shigeto – Lineage

03.14 – DJ set @ Loft 718 (New Gyration) @ 5:00 pm
03.14 – Club Deville (Ghostly International Showcase) @ 10:30 pm
03.15 – DJ set @ Barcelona (Surefire Sound Showcase) @ 8:00 pm

Tycho
MP3: Tycho – Hours

03.13 The Mohawk (Pitchfork Party) @ 11:30pm (Inside)
03.14 Red 7 (Terrorbird Party) @ 1:00 pm
03.14 Red Eyed Fly (IODA Party) @ 3:00 pm
03.14 Club Deville (Ghostly International Showcase) @ 11:25 pm
03.15 MTWX Lot (FYF Party) @ 3:00 pm
03.16 Clive Bar (Filter Party) @ 8:30 pm

For more information on Ghostly International, visit http://ghostly.com.

Arts & Crafts Host Showcase At SXSW 2012

Arts & Crafts are holding a stellar SXSW 2012 showcase on Friday March 16 at 512 Bar with 11 artists, including Dan Mangan,  Zeus, The Darcys, Eight and a Half, Gold & Youth, Bam Bam, Antoine Reverb, Trust, Bishop Morocco, Parlovr, and Molly Rankin. If you are hitting SXSW this year, you should definitely attend this showcase.

Watch Trust’s ‘Bulbform’ below.

Watch Bishop Morocco’s ‘Old Boys’ below.

For more detail on this showcase as well as other Arts & Crafts artists’ performances at the festival, and to download the free A&C sampler, visit www.arts-crafts.ca/sxsw2012.

Audio Blood At Halifax Pop Explosion 2011

Halifax Pop Explosion kicks off this week and goes from October 18 – 22. Audio Blood Media and their artists will be in Halifax to join right in. Halifax Pop Explosion is an international music festival and conference, taking place annually in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The five-day event presents 150 bands in 18 venues to music lovers and industry delegates from around the globe. More info about Halifax Pop Explosion, visit http://halifaxpopexplosion.com.

Audio Blood will be hosting two parties the celebrate Halifax Pop Explosion. Thursday, October 20, Audio Blood presents their official showcase at The Bus Stop Theatre with performances by Charlotte Cornfield, Carleton Stone and Ben Caplan & The Casual Smokers. Both Ben Caplan and Charlotte Cornfield are celebrating new album releases that week, so this will definitely be a special night.

Friday October 21, JF Robitaille, Charlotte Cornfield, and Ben Caplan & The Casual Smokers (along with a very special secret guest) will take over The Citadel Hotel for an Audio Blood Tweet Up, presented by Halifax Pop Explosion.

Other showcasing Audio Blood artists include The Balconies, Sandman Viper Command, and Gabrielle Papillon!

#ABDOESHPX 2011 Showcase Schedule

Tuesday, October 18, 2011
The Balconies @ Seahorse Tavern, 10:30pm (presented by Canada Blast)

Wednesday October 19, 2011
Gabrielle Papillon @ Company House, 10pm
Sandman Viper Command @ Seahorse Tavern, 11:30pm (presented by Molson M)

Thursday October 20, 2011
Charlotte Cornfield @ Bus Stop Theatre, 8:30pm (presented by Audio Blood)
Carleton Stone @ Bus Stop Theatre, 9:30pm (presented by Audio Blood)
Ben Caplan & The Casual Smokers @ Bus Stop Theatre, 10:30pm (Album release party presented by Audio Blood)

Friday October 21, 2011
JF Robitaille @ Citadel Hotel, 6:15pm (Audio Blood Tweet Up)
Charlotte Cornfield @ Citadel Hotel, 7pm (Audio Blood Tweet Up)
Ben Caplan & The Casual Smokers @ 7:45pm (Audio Blood Tweet Up)

Saturday October 22, 2011
JF Robitaille @ Bus Stop Theatre, 10:30pm (*presented by Canada Blast)

For more information about Audio Blood Media, visit www.audiobloodmedia.com/.