Thursday, October 29, 2015

Turnpike Troubadours and The Black Lillies Take On Lincoln Theatre

Turnpike Troubadours will perform with special guest The Black Lillies at Lincoln Theatre on October 29 in support of the September 18 release of their third album, The Turnpike Troubadours (Bossier City Records/Thirty Tigers). Hear the exclusive premiere of the album's lead track, "Down Here" via Rolling Stone Country .

The self-titled album contains 12 songs featuring the quintet’s signature blend of roots rock, folk and raw country played with grit, passion and conviction. Word of their fiery live performances has spread throughout the U.S. making them a “must-see” act. However, the true strength at the core of Turnpike Troubadours has always been their songwriting. The new album is yet another testament to that point. Songs such as “The Mercury” and “Bossier City” showcase the bands raucous energy and proficiency as musicians, while their more poignant and melodic side shines on “How Do You Fall Out Of Love” and “A Little Song.”

Turnpike Troubadours epitomize terms such as “DIY”, “blue collar” and “indie”. Formed in 2007, the group has built a rabid and loyal fanbase that is ever expanding. This is evident, as the band has gone on to sell over 200,000 records. Turnpike Troubadours went from playing small bars to headlining venues of 10,000+. On any given night, they will pack venues of 1000 – 4000 from Texas, Oklahoma and Colorado to Chicago, St Louis and Washington, DC.  They have sold out The Troubadour in Los Angeles and venues in New York City. Turnpike Troubadours have become somewhat of a phenomenon for those in the know. 

The Turnpike Troubadours is the follow up to the band’s breakthrough 2012 sophomore release Goodbye Normal Street, which debuted at #57 on the Billboard Top 200 and #14 on the Billboard Country Chart. The album received major coverage ranging from The Wall Street Journal  to a 3-song acoustic performance on CMT's Concrete Country to The Washington Post, who called it “The most unjustly overlooked Americana album of 2012...” Based on what this little band from the Sooner State has built since then, with honest songwriting, great live performances and hard work, The Turnpike Troubadours are not likely to be overlooked in 2015.
Join us tonight for a spectacular lineup with the Black Lillies and The Turnpike Troubadours.  The doors open at 7, show starts at 8.  

*Information courtesy of All Eyes Media

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

MUTEMATH Announce Vitals Tour 2016

Great news, MUTEMATH will be making a stop at Cat's Cradle in FebruaryGRAMMY-nominated, alternative rock band MUTEMATH is excited to announce The VITALS Spring 2016 Tour! The run kicks off February 11th in Charlotte, NC and will make its way across the country until early April. VIP presale packages (which guarantee first entry into the venue each night, a commemorative ticket stub, a limited edition 2016 tour pin, and a digital copy of Vitals) available NOW on MUTEMATH.COM and general on sale begins Friday, October 30th. Full tour routing and more details can be found below!

In other exciting tour news - the band is asking their fans to get involved by creating their dream setlist for the spring tour by clicking HERE and adding their favorite MUTEMATH tracks to this collaborative Spotify playlist. The guys plan to build their setlist every night based on fan suggestions and will update "Last Night's Setlist" [] after every show so listeners can see what songs were chosen!

The guys just wrapped their sold out fall tour this past weekend and will head back to Europe for the first time in 9 years, this January. The band's highly anticipated fourth studio album VITALS is out on November 13th and is being self-released under their own label, Wojtek Records in partnership with Caroline Distribution. Fans can pre-order the album NOW via iTunes, Amazon and the MUTEMATH store.
Stream the new single "Monument" here:   
Stay tuned for more exciting announcements in the coming weeks and check out MUTEMATH's performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! HERE and
February 11 - Amos Southend- Charlotte, NC
February 12 - Cat's Cradle - Carrboro, NC
February 13 - Track 29 - Chattanooga, TN
February 14 - Iron City - Birmingham, AL
February 16 - 40 Watt Club - Athens, GA
February 18 - Revolution Live - Ft. Lauderdale
February 19 - House of Blues - Lake Buena Vista, FL
February 20 - State Theatre - St. Petersburg, FL
February 22 - The Varsity Theatre - Baton Rouge, AL
February 23 - House of Blues - Houston, TX
February 25 - Emo's Austin - Austin, TX
February 26 - Common Grounds - Waco, TX
February 27 - Cain's Ballroom - Tulsa, OK
February 29 - El Rey Theatre - Albuquerque , NM
March 1 - Crescent Ballroom - Phoenix, AZ
March 4 - The Wiltern - Los Angeles, CA
March 5 - Ace of Spades - Sacramento, CA
March 7 - Roseland Theatre - Portland, OR
March 8 - The Showbox - Seattle, WA
March 21 - The National - Richmond, VA
March 23 - Terminal 5 - New York, NY
March 25 - Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA
March 26 - Rams Head Live - Baltimore, MD
March 29 - House of Blues - Cleveland, OH
March 30 - Newport Music Hall - Columbus, OH
April 1 - Deluxe At Old National Centre - Indianapolis, IN
April 2 - Majestic Theatre - Madison, WI
April 3 - First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN
April 5 - The Ready Room - St. Louis, MO
April 6 - Bottleneck - Lawrence, KS
April 8 - Gothic Theatre - Englewood, CO

Local Spotlight: Animalweapon

Now that we've almost survived all of the fun that October has to offer (Bluegrass Fest, anyone?), it's time to start making the music schedule for November.  Mark your calendar for November 7 for Animalweapon's EP Release Show with Youma and Frank Kastle Bin Savage. The party's going down at Kings starting at 9.

Patrick Cortes is Animalweapon, an electronic artist who's preparing to release his new EP, Flares and Signal Fires.  The EP contains five original tracks complete with wistful lyrics. Cortes stated that he doesn't always have a direct muse when creating his music, but some tough times in recent months have unintentionally inspired much of this EP, "It wound up being a much more personal record than anything else I've done until now."

In addition to life being a strong influence, Cortes is also inspired by a large array of musicians.  Top on his list are Trent Reznor and Radiohead, but he tends to collect bits and pieces from all types of artists and a variety of genres, "I feel like I wear my influences on my sleeve and I'm kind of alright with that."

Cortes sees this EP release as only the beginning as he looks brightly into the future. He's interested in branching out and not only staying in one musical world, "I'm also playing around with some of my rapper and producer friends for a hip hop project, which I anticipate will be the most fun I'll ever have making music." Cortes is planning several regional shows as well as a tour next year, which he finds both terrifying and exciting, understandably.

Take a listen to "Turn the Lights Down" and see it live at Kings on November 7.  The always entertaining Youma and Frank Kastle Bin Savage will be supporting the show, making it one memorable Saturday night.

*cover art and photography credit:  Kristen Abigail and Blake T. Brady 

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

GRiZ Brings the Funk to Lincoln Theatre

The Lincoln Theatre will be bouncing tonight with vibrant lights and rhythmic beats.  GRiZ has recently launched his Super Shagadelic Tour  and Raleigh is fortunate enough to be one of his stops.  GRiZ is promoting his fourth studio album, Say It Loud, released on his own record label, All Good Records. 

GRiZ is known for infusing high-energy rhythm with soulful melodies and of course, the sweet sound of the saxophone.  It's obvious that GRiZ has been influenced by several genres of music, including hip-hop, soul, and blues.  He takes it one step further by layering these rhythms with dubstep, creating his own fresh flavor of funk.  The Triangle Beat had the pleasure of experiencing two GRiZ sets at Atlanta's Imagine Festival and that only makes us more excited to see what else he has to offer. 

Joining GRiZ on tour are two impressive acts that are each quickly gaining attention in the EDM world, Big Wild and Muzzy Bearr.  Big Wild hails from Venice, CA and will be dropping beats with  both GRiZ and ODESZA this fall.  Just like GRiZ sets himself apart with his sax-playing skills, Big Wild lays down keys and drums on stage. The result of colliding these two worlds is a realm of colorful sounds and uptempo rhythms.  Big Wild most recently released"Aftergold" via Foreign Family Collective and has reached over 2.3 million streams on Soundcloud.  Join the masses and see what his music is all about:

Also supporting GRiZ is Muzzy Bearr, who is a part of the All Good Records fam.  This party is definitely more suited for the weekend, but you know what they say about the club on a Tuesday.  Join the fun at Lincoln Theatre on October 20 and call in sick on Wednesday, because this will be an unforgettable start to the week.  This is an 18 and over show with doors opening at 8, music at 9. 

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Artist Spotlight: The Deslondes

On Thursday night, The Deslondes will be making their way into Carrboro to open for The Devil Makes Three.  The New Oreleans based country-folk band has created quite a buzz with the release of their self-titled debut album under the guidance of Andrija Toxic, who has produced records for the likes of the Alabama Shakes and Hurray for the Riff Raff.  In a preview of the things to come at Cat's Cradle, check out the following video off their debut album, "The Real Deal."

Be sure to check back for coverage from the show and an exclusive interview with members of The Deslondes.  The show is slated to start at 9PM and tickets are available for purchase on the Cat's Cradle website.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Bronze Radio Return Premiere New Album

Bronze Radio Return has premiered their anticipated new album Light Me Up via Paste, ahead of its release on October 16th via DigSin. The 10-track LP is the band's best work yet, featuring songs jam-packed with memorable choruses, tender moments, a cinematic soundscape and the band's own undeniable spirit. Lead single and rousing title track "Light Me Up," recently premiered on Be sure to catch the band illuminate the stage on their U.S. headlining tour, which kicks off on October 14th in Pittsburgh, PA, and wraps on December 13th at New York City's Bowery Ballroom

Produced by Chad Copelin [Ben Rector, BRONCHO, Sufjan Stevens] and mixed by F. Reid Shippen (Lady Antebellum, Ingrid Michaelson) and Mark Needham (The Killers, Imagine Dragons), Light Me Up begins a new chapter for the Hartford, CT six-piece. They have already become festival darlings at Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Hangout, and Firefly, racked up 29 million Spotify/YouTube streams, sold 100,000 singles and have notched nearly 100 high profile syncs, ranging from the 2014 film St. Vincent to national commercials for the likes of Coca-Cola, Starbucks and Nissan to numerous TV shows.

Light Me Up demands to be listened to at full blast, infusing you with that undeniable urge to sing along. Bronze Radio Return is about to become your new favorite band...that is, if they aren't already.  

Bronze Radio Return Upcoming Tour Dates:
October 14                         Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
October 15                         Grand Rapids, MI @ The Stache
October 16                         Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
October 17                         Minneapolis, MN @ Turf Club
October 18                         Madison, WI @ The Frequency
October 21                         Columbus, OH @ Rumba Café
October 22                         Newport, KY @ Southgate House
October 23                         Chattanooga, TN @ Camp House
October 24                         Milledgeville, GA @ Deep Roots Festival
October 27                         Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
October 28                         Orlando, FL @ The Social
October 29                         Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl
October 30                         Charlotte, NC @ Visulite Theatre
November 1                      Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle
November 11                   Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
November 13                   Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
November 14                   Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
December 9                       Washington, DC @ The Hamilton
December 11                    Philadelphia, PA @ World Café Live
December 12                    Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
December 13                    New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
January 26-31                  The Rock Boat 16 - with Gavin Degraw, Needtobreathe and many more

*Photo Credit: Zackery Michael 

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

MUTEMATH Premiere New Track

GRAMMY-nominated, alternative rock band MUTEMATH is excited to release a third song off of their highly anticipated upcoming album VITALS. The track,"Light Up," is now streaming exclusively via The Wall Street Journal. PRESS HERE to listen now! VITALS will be available on November 13th and is being self-released under the band's own label, Wojtek Records in partnership with Caroline Distribution. Fans can pre-order the album NOW via iTunes, Amazon and the MUTEMATH store.

The band recently stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! to give an electrifying performance of two previous released tracks! Check out "Monument" and "Used To" now.

MUTEMATH is currently on a completely sold out fall tour which included a stop at Austin City Limits Music Festival for an official ACL late night show this past weekend, and details of their highly anticipated return to Europe, and upcoming 2016 US dates will come in the following weeks. Stay tuned for more info!

*Information courtesy of Press Here