Friday, December 16, 2011
Augustana are an American rock/ indie band from San Diego, and are similar to the bands Jack's Mannequin and The Maine.
This four piece band has to date released four albums, their debut album "Midwest Skies and Sleepless Mondays," "All the Stars and Boulevards," "Can't Love, Can't Hurt" and their recently released self titled album "Augustana." Popular songs by this band are "Boston" and "Sweet and Low."
After the release of their fourth album, Augustana was dropped from their record label Epic Records. Following this blow, the band hit more trouble when some of its members decided to leave the band. Despite this however, the rest of the band remain together and continue to tour and perform.
A band who has not had outstanding reviews for their live performances, this is one of those gigs where other than the standard performance not a lot else will happen. If you are seeking a night out listening to live music this could be for you, however I will say there are better alternatives out there.
1st Feb. Gramercy Theatre - New York
For information regarding tickets and the rest of their N.American tour check out: http://www.ticketmaster.com/Augustana-tickets/artist/1001153
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
ATTENTION: This band is playing in NY in May 2012 and the support act is The Kooks. (Tickets go on sale Fri!)
Back in July I posted the following:
I was definitely slow to jump on the bandwagon when it comes to this band.
Foster the People are an indie band from Los Angeles, California. Many of my friends raved and recommended this band to me - but until now I resisted. Having finally sat down to listen to them I can safely say their is no turning back - I love them!!
If you are unfamiliar with this band but like the artists Alex Winston, Friendly Fires and The Naked And Famous, than this band is right up your street. Songs I suggest you should check out are "Pumped Up Kicks," "Helena Beat" and "Waste."
Foster The People released their debut album "Torches" back in May and have since achieved great success. A huge contribution to their success goes to the release of their debut single "Pumped Up Kicks." Not only did this song reach number one on Billboard's Alternative Songs chart, but it helped gain them attention from across the globe.
There is no risk of this band being a one hit wonder, something proven by their gigs. Both highly confident and Energetic, Foster The People certainly don't disappoint. At the end of all their shows they leave their sell out crowds gagging for more, and like an true performers they are only too willing to oblige and play a few more of their tracks! Their gigs are always packed and completely buzzing, something you would expect from their electronic sounds and feel good tunes.
This gig is a must - get a ticket quick as these tickets are not going to be around for long.
25th April. Academy - Manchester, UK
27th April. O2 Academy - London, UK
29th May. Rumsey Playfield - NY
30th May. Rumsey Playfield - NY
For NY dates ticket go on sale: FRIDAY 12th December at 12.00pm EST. Here is the link (for 12/30 show) http://www.bowerypresents.com/event/82499
For information and tickets for their European (incl UK), Australian and East Asia tour check out: http://www.fosterthepeople.com/us/events