Posts tagged with "the echo"

Mat Kerekes “Diamonds” and North American Tour

Toledo, OH singer-songwriter Mat Kerekes has shared “Diamonds”, the anthemic second single off his forthcoming solo album, expected later this year. The track is available to stream and download starting today HERE. Kerekes also released a surreal music video for the song, directed by Johnny Chew. Watch it HERE.

Best known as lead vocalist of celebrated alt rock band Citizen, Kerekes presents his softer side and showcases his versatility as a singer-songwriter on his new solo material. Incorporating elements of pop and alternative, his upcoming album boasts massive choruses, dynamic arrangements, and infectious melodies.

Last December, Kerekes announced his signing to producer Will Yip’s Elektra Music Group sub-label Black Cement Records and shared the single “Ruby”, his first new solo music since 2016’s Lune & The Wild Blue Everything. The song is available to stream and download now HERE. Kerekes’ forthcoming album will follow Tigers Jaw’s heralded 2017 album Spin as the label’s second release.

Later this month, Kerekes will hit the road on a North American tour that will kick off on February 28 in Cleveland, OH and wrap on March 29 in Chicago, IL. Jetty Bones and Jacob Sigman will provide support. Tickets for the tour are available now. A complete list of upcoming live dates and ticket information can be found HERE.

Mat Kerekes North American Tour Dates:

February 28, 2019 – Cleveland, OH – Mahalls

March 01, 2019 – Pontiac, MI – Pike Room

March 02, 2019 – Toronto, ON – Hardluck Bar

March 03, 2019 – Buffalo, NY – Mohawk

March 05, 2019 – Boston, MA – Sinclair

March 06, 2019 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge

March 07, 2019 – Philadelphia, PA – Everybody Hits

March 08, 2019 – Washington, DC – Songbyrd

March 09, 2019 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle

March 10, 2019 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade

March 12, 2019 – Orlando, FL – Soundbar

March 13, 2019 – Tampa, FL – Crowbar

March 15, 2019 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues

March 17, 2019 – Houston, TX – House of Blues

March 19, 2019 – Phoenix, AZ – The Rebel Lounge

March 20, 2019 – San Diego, CA – House Of Blues

March 21, 2019 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo

March 22, 2019 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom Of The Hill

March 25, 2019 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court

March 26, 2019 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge

March 28, 2019 – St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway

March 29, 2019 – Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen

Maggie Rogers’ “Give A Little” Out Today

If you haven’t heard of Maggie Rogers’s about time you seriously do.

Just earlier today, the 24-year old music artist released her new song “Give A Little” that is available for listening on Spotify and the song is available for download HERE

Produced by Grammy-award winning producer, Greg Kurstin, Rogers’ new upbeat song exhibits a soft touch of romance as it is aground by darkness and defensiveness.

Kurstin has previously worked with Adele, Sia, Foo Fighters and many others so it’s to no surprise that his help with Rogers’ “Give A Little” is such a success already.

Ever since Rogers released her first album The Echo back in 2012, her talent in the music industry has evolved and blossomed into something more beautiful every time. This change is evident throughout her music over the course of years as she gains an even larger fan base during the process.

Interested in seeing where Rogers will be showing? She will be the headline for two sold out shows at Koko in London which takes place the 29th and 30th of August, following her performances at the U.K.’s Reading and Leeds Festival at the BBC Radio 1 Stage.

Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival is yet another event where Rogers’ will be performing at which takes place on the 22nd and 23rd of September.

Did you think that was the last of Maggie Rogers’ appearance this year? Think not! She will also perform as a co-headline at All Things Go Fall Classic which is one of Washington D.C.’s LARGEST signature festivals. By her side on October 6th is also LPX (Lizzy Plapinger).

A fan of hers already? We knew you would. You can all her tour dates right here –RSVP fast!

As for her “Give A Little” song, stay tuned in the next upcoming weeks for her official music video!











Louisiana-bred, Nashville-based trio NAWAS release their debut EP – entitled Trouble – today via all digital partners, available to stream and download here. Watch the video for their new single “Who Are You” which premiered today here. The video was directed by the bands frequent collaborator Steven Worster and filmed in Nashville. NAWAS will join Max Frost on a North American tour beginning September 29th in Dallas. The run will include performances at Brooklyn’s Rough Trade on October 11th and wrap at The Echo in Los Angeles on November 8th (see below for all dates).  


On Trouble, NAWAS approach pop music with both immaculate songcraft and rule-breaking originality, blending elements of electronic music, hip-hop, and R&B. Throughout Trouble, the band, which is vocalist/songwriter Jake Nawas, guitarist Ben McDaniel, and drummer Joey Gonzales, brings a layered complexity to its lyrics, a dynamic embodied in the soulful title track. “There’s a line in that song that goes ‘Trouble always follows me,’ which is a theme that runs across all of the EP,” says Nawas. “There’s a dark side to it but there’s something deeper there too – and sometimes trouble can be a good thing.”


NAWAS recorded the bulk of the EP in their adopted hometown of Nashville, joining forces with Grammy Award-nominated Sainte to expand their sound with more intricate textures and undeniably massive hooks, as well as Tim Anderson (Twenty One Pilots, Halsey) and Daniel James (Nicki Minaj, Selena Gomez).


Trouble arrives following a string of singles, including breakthrough track “Wrong,” which hit No.1 on Hype Machine and was praised by SPIN for “find[ing] the medium between Prince’s androgynous melodies and Calvin Harris’s euphoric bangers.” Their debut track “So Low,” was hailed as “beautifully produced” by The Fader, who also made note of Nawas’ “bewitchingly androgynous falsetto.” NAWAS has landed on Spotify’s most coveted playlists (including New Music Friday, Weekly Buzz, Discover Weekly, and Fresh Finds) and is fast approaching one million combined streams. Earlier this year, they released the track “Make It Work” and their single “Who Are You,” which appears on Trouble.


The tracklisting for the Trouble EP is as follows:


1) Who Are You

2) Running

3) Trouble

4) Waves

5) Galaxy

6) White Hot


NAWAS dates with Max Frost

9/29 Dallas, TX Dada

9/30 Austin, TX The Belmont

10/01 Houston, TX House of Blues Bronze Peacock

10/03 Birmingham, AL The Syndicate Lounge

10/05 Nashville, TN High Watt

10/06 Atlanta, GA Masquerade- Purgatory Stage

10/07 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle Back Room

10/09 Washington, DC DC9

10/10 Philadelphia, PA Boot & Saddle

10/11 Brooklyn, NY Rough Trade

10/12 Boston, MA Great Scott

10/14 Montreal, QC The Ritz

10/15 Toronto, ON Drake Hotel Underground

10/17 Columbus, OH The Basement

10/18 Pontiac, MI Pike Room

10/20 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall

10/21 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry

10/22 Kansas City, MO The Riot Room

10/24 Denver, CO Globe Hall

10/26 Salt Lake City, UT Kilby Court

10/27 Boise, ID Nerolux

10/28 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge

10/31 Seattle, WA Barboza

11/02 San Francisco, CA Rickshaw Stop

11/03 Santa Ana, CA Constellation Room

11/04 San Diego, CA Irenic

11/08 Los Angeles, CA The Echo



Photo credit: Steven Taylor

“‘So Low’ is beautifully produced with smooth beats and an R&B-esque tempo. The direct, contemplative lyrics are delivered in (Jake Nawas’) bewitchingly androgynous falsetto.”



“(NAWAS is) primed and ready to rattle speaker systems.”



“‘Wrong’ is a dense, sparkly track featuring heavy bass and fluid guitar riffs that find the medium between Prince’s androgynous melodies and Calvin Harris’ euphoric bangers”