Category: Dana Falconberry

SXSW Time!

Yes, it’s mid-March and that time of the year when music lovers the world over descend upon Austin, TX for a week-long bender of deafening music, pointless schwag, rivers of cheap beer and countless late-night lapses in judgment. Will you be joining us for SXSW?

If so, be sure to catch AF artists Dana Falconberry, The Blank Tapes, and Foxtails Brigade as they serenade you though the din of monacle-wearing, mustache-waxed tastemakers, industry grifters, and slackjaw locals, all looking to attribute oncoming tinnitus to discovering “the next big thing”.

 

The Blank Tapes at SXSW

Sun. March 9 – Volstead – 11:15pm
Wed. March 12 – Up Collective – 12:45pm
Thurs. March 13 – Volstead (Official Showcase) – 10:15pm
Sat. March 15 – Maison D’Etoile – 4pm

 

Dana Falconberry at SXSW

Tues. March 11 – Cheer Up Charlie’s – 3:30 pm
Tues. March 11 – Javelina (Official Showcase) – 11 pm
Wed. March 12 – Austin Convention Center – 1:15pm
Wed. March 12 – Austin Beer Garden – 4:15pm
Thurs. March 13 – Uncorked Wine Bar – 1:15pm
Fri. March 14 – Liberty Tavern (Hilton) 6pm
Fri. March 14 – Wonderland – time TBA
Sat. March 15 – Maison D’Etoile – 6:15pm

 

Foxtails Brigade at SXSW

Wed. March 12 – Frock On Vintage – Time TBA
Sat. March 15 – Creekside at the Hilton – 11pm

Happy New Year! Celebrate 2014 with 25% Off Everything in the AF Store!

Duck DerpYeah, 2013 probably wasn’t a year everyone wants to remember, but there were a few high points, no? Sure, shit got weird out there, but hey! Social Studies played Outside Lands! Dana Falconberry did a Tiny Desk Concert for NPR! And The Blank Tapes released the amazing Vacation LP and played the Carson Daly show! Foxtails Brigade did a NYC residency! We totally blew up SXSW! And around here, Antenna Farm welcomed a new member to the family and it’s been real good.

Nonetheless, I know everyone is ready to put 2013 behind us and ring in 2014 with extreme prejudice!

We’re there too. And to help ring in the new year, we are offering 25% off EVERYTHING in the Antenna Farm Store for the entire month of January!

Just enter promo code “2014” when you check out, and every CD & LP in your cart will be 25% OFF!

So get yourself over and pick out some of the tunes that your thoughtless friends and family failed to get you for Christmas/Haunnaka/Kwanzaa! Buy Early, Buy Often! And remember….when you think  no-one else loves you, just remember…AF has got you on speed-dial, baby.

Dana Falconberry plays FFF Fest!

Just a quick note, if you’re in Austin, be sure to head out to the Mohawk this Thursday night (11/11) to catch Dana Falconberry, playing with Leopold and His Fiction, as part of the FFF Fest Nites!

Dana will be playing inside at 11pm, directly after Kurt Vile finishes his outside set. Admission is FREE with your FFF Fest wristband!

Bonus In Case You Missed It video special!

At last month’s ACL Fest, Austin 360 did a quick video of Dana doing her song ‘Cormorant’. In a canoe! Charmsville!!! Check it below!

Dana Falconberry Midwest Tour!

Dana Falconberry at SXSW 2013

Dana Falconberry at SXSW 2013

Fresh off her Tiny Desk Concert for NPR (which you can watch HERE), Dana Falconberry is heading out on the road again for a quick run through the midwest.

 

Dana and her band have been hard at work recording tracks for a new album, and what we’ve heard so far has been great. You can expect to hear some of these new songs as well as favorites from 2012′s Leelanau LP (which is still available on CD or LP at the AF Store, or digitally from iTunes!)

 

To get an idea of the roadshow, check the session that Dana and band recorded for WXPN in Philadelphia earlier this year.

Dana Falconberry Tour Dates

SAT, AUG 10 – Denton, TX @ Dan’s Silverleaf
SUN, AUG 11 – Hot Springs, AR @ Star Gallery
MON, AUG 12 – St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird
WED, AUG 14 – Spring Green, WI @ The Shitty Barn
THUR, AUG 15 – Chicago, IL @ Comfort Station
FRI, AUG 16 – Charlevoix, MI @ House Show
SAT, AUG 17 – Grand Marais, MI @ Campbell St. Gallery
MON, AUG 19 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
TUES, AUG 20 – Lexington, KY @ Willie’s Locally Known
WED, AUG 21 – Nashville, TN @The Basement
THUR, AUG 22 – Hattiesburg, MS @ The Thirsty Hippo
FRI, AUG 23 – Lafayette, LA @ Artmosphere (w/ Brass Bed)
SAT, AUG 24 – Houston, TX @ The Continental Club (w/ Buxton)

Dana Falconberry Tiny Desk Concert is LIVE!

Dana Falconberry & Band Tiny Desk Concert!

Dana Falconberry & Band Tiny Desk Concert!

During Dana Falconberry‘s late spring East Coast tour, she and her band stopped by the NPR offices for a bit and recorded a Tiny Desk Concert. It premiered yesterday on the NPR site, and it is awesome.

NPR has been a huge supporter of Dana’s most recent LP, Leelanau, and we want to thank them for putting this together. We could describe the session, but they did it perfectly:

Dana Falconberry‘s songs are gentle, almost invariably delicate, sometimes mysterious and frequently feather-light. But her music’s sweet, intricate softness never stands in for strength: This is a confident songwriter, whether she’s ambling through six- and seven-minute epics (“Leelanau,” “Dolomite“) or chirping sweetly in the bouncy “Crooked River.”

The compositions on Falconberry’s most recent album, last year’s Leelanau, are sturdy enough to be stripped down for a space like Bob Boilen’s desk at the NPR Music offices. But each benefits immeasurably from the broad assortment of lovely flourishes she re-creates here with the help of five instrument-swapping backing players. What makes Falconberry stand out in a crowded field of singer-songwriters is her music’s unfailing impeccability, and this Tiny Desk Concert finds her and her crack band hitting every immaculately crafted mark.” — Stephen Thompson, NPR.

Watch Dana Falconberry’s NPR Tiny Desk Concert below!

The Blank Tapes – Vacation LP in stores today, Dana Falconberry does an NPR Tiny Desk Concert

The Blank Tapes play Stranded Records

The Blank Tapes play Stranded Records

The Blank Tapes played a series of in-store shows over the weekend (including Origami in LA and Stranded in Oakland, pictured at right) to celebrate the release of their brand new LP, Vacation, in stores and on iTunes TODAY!

That’s right, you can mosey on down to your local shop, including those great shops, the Amoebas in LA, Berkeley, and SF, Waterloo in Austin, and a host of others to pick up this great record on CD or LP.

And remember, the LP comes complete with MP3 download, including the digital only, 7 track Holy Roller EP, exclusive to the vinyl edition. Of course if mail order is your thing, you can pick up the album via Amazon, or save a few bucks and head straight to the Antenna Farm Store. Get on it!

Meanwhile, over on the East Coast….

Dana Falconberry plays a Tiny Desk Concert

Dana Falconberry plays a Tiny Desk Concert

Dana Falconberry and her band are on tour and made a special stop in Washington DC to visit the NPR offices….for a Tiny Desk Concert.

If you have never checked one of these out, TDC’s are curated by All Songs Considered‘s Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton, and are a great way to check out your favorite band in a quiet, mellow setting. Painstakingly recorded to tape and video, these tiny concerts are great, and another one of the reasons we love NPR.

The broadcast date on this TDC remains TBA, so stay tuned!

Dana Falconberry releases video for Please Sparrow, on tour now!

Just in time for Dana Falconberry to head out on a series of May dates, here is her brand new video for the song Please Sparrow from 2012′s Leelanau LP.

The fine folks over at SPIN were good enough to premiere it this week, and now we’ve got it to share below. Check it, and check out the tourdates below the fold!

Dana Falconberry – Please Sparrow

 

Dana Falconberry May Tour!

5/1 – Omaha @ The Slowdown Jr.*
5/2 – Minneapolis @ Studio B at the Skyway Theatre*
5/3 – Chicago @ Martyr’s*
5/4 – Traverse City, MI @ The Good Work Collective*
5/5 – Toronto @ The Horseshoe*
5/6 – Burlington, VT @ The Monkey House*
5/7 – Boston @ The Middle East Upstairs*
5/8 – NYC @ The Mercury Lounge*
5/9 – Brooklyn @ The Rock Shop*
5/10 – Philly @ The Tin Angel* 
5/11 – Frederick, MD @ Cafe Nola
5/12 – Annapolis @ The Metropolitan*
5/13 – Cincinnati @ The Comet*
5/14 – Indianapolis @ Do317 Lounge*
5/15 – Hot Springs, AR @ Night at the Fordyce
5/16 – Ft Worth, TX @ Live Oak Theatre 

(* Co-Headline with Paper Bird)

Dana Falconberry announces May Tourdates!

Dana Falconberry & BandMidwest & Northeast, you demanded it…now you got it! When Dana Falconberry toured out to the west coast in support of her new album, Leelanau a couple of months ago, you could feel a palpable sigh of frustration and gnashing of teeth from our good friends on the other side of the country who were missing out. Things only got worse when she and her amazing band played a record 131 shows at SXSW this year, and folks in New York, Boston, Chicago and elsewhere we’re reduced to following her exploits on Twitter and the New York Times.
Oh the seething emails. The angry emoticons!
Well, y’all can chill now. Dana’s on her way. Check the itinerary below and get out your datebook. Dana is touring with the fabulous Paper Bird, and speaking as someone who got to see a bunch of those West Coast and SXSW shows, you are not going to want to miss this. Dates below:

Dana Falconberry May Tour!

5/1 – Omaha @ The Slowdown Jr.*
5/2 – Minneapolis @ Studio B at the Skyway Theatre*
5/3 – Chicago @ Martyr’s*
5/4 – Traverse City, MI @ The Good Work Collective*
5/5 – Toronto @ The Horseshoe*
5/6 – Burlington, VT @ The Monkey House*
5/7 – Boston @ The Middle East Upstairs*
5/8 – NYC @ The Mercury Lounge*
5/9 – Brooklyn @ The Rock Shop*
5/10 – Philly @ The Tin Angel* 
5/11 – Frederick, MD @ Cafe Nola
5/12 – Annapolis @ The Metropolitan*
5/13 – Cincinnati @ The Comet*
5/14 – Indianapolis @ Do317 Lounge*
5/15 – Hot Springs, AR @ Night at the Fordyce
5/16 – Ft Worth, TX @ Live Oak Theatre 

(* Co-Headline with Paper Bird)

SXSW Wrap-Up!

The Blank Tapes

The Blank Tapes

Social Studies

Social Studies

Yup, that was great. A big thanks to everyone who came out to spend some time in Austin with us, we had a great time chasing around Social Studies, The Blank Tapes, Dana Falconberry, and the brand new project from Agent Ribbons‘ front-woman Natalie Ribbons: Tele Novella. Also a special thanks to the amazing Body Parts and So Many Wizards, who were kind enough to join us on our SXSW showcase last week at Valhalla.

Tele Novella

Tele Novella

Dana Falconberry

Dana Falconberry

And we had some nice words come in from the various press who came out: Social Studies reminded a Vice correspondent that he was, in fact, here for the music, likening them to Beach House jamming with Ratatat. The New York TimesJon Pareles raved about Dana Falconberry: “Her music is gentle yet intricate: a rusticated chamber music using banjo, cello, and staggered, contrapuntal vocal harmonies with the other women in her band, in songs full of wordless interludes that unfurled a skein of possibilities.” And Ann Powers of NPR called The Blank Tapes one of her picks for SXSW: “I actually really liked Blank Tapes, they were kind of a bent version of 60′s pop and they were really fun.”

 

So, yeah. Thanks again to everyone, and we’ll see you next year!

 

Antenna Farm at SXSW 2013!

Antenna Farm Presents SXSW 2013It’s that time of year again, when we make our annual pilgrimage to Austin, TX for more new music, yellow beer, and breakfast tacos than you can shake a stick at.

And we are pleased to be presenting an official SXSW party at the very cool Valhalla bar on Tuesday, 3/12 starting at 8pm. Here’s the details:

Tues, March 12th

Antenna Farm Records Presents SXSW 2013

So Many Wizards (1am)
Social Studies (12mid)
The Blank Tapes (11pm)
Dana Falconberry (10pm)
Body Parts (9pm)
Agent Ribbons (8pm)

@ Valhalla – 710 Red River St.  Austin, TX 78701

RSVP via Facebook HERE.
*RSVP does not guarantee entry.

This is an official event, so wristbands and badges get priority entrance, though there will be a limited number of tickets sold at the door. First come, first serve! Stay tuned for cool vinyl giveaways and free passes courtesy of our friends at Applauze!

It being SXSW, AF bands have picked up some other unofficial events during the week in Austin, so there are plenty of opportunities to catch them play. Here’s a list of what we’ve got so far!
Social Studies

Tues. 3/12 – 1pm – Morning After Party @ the Haus of Hipstamatic – 509 Brushy St.
Tues. 3/12 – 5pm – No Play Music @ Cheer Up Charlie’s – 1104 E 6th St.
Tues. 3/12 – 12mid – Antenna Farm Presents @ Valhalla – 710 Red River (Official SXSW showcase)
Wed. 3/13 – 3:45pm – BTR & Austinist Present @ The Liberty 1618 1/2 E. 6th St.
Fri. 3/15 – time TBA – East Side Tone Sessions  – 301 Chicon
Sat. 3/16 – 1:30pm -  Paste Magazine’s Stage on 6th -  508 E. 6th
Sat. 3/16 – 3pm -  Nubase Booking Presents at the Nook Amphiteater -  309 E 6th St.
Sat. 3/16 – 5pm – Charm School Vintage -  2109 E Cesar Chavez St.

The Blank Tapes

Tues. 3/12 – 4pm – All Tamara’s Parties @ Cheer Up Charlie’s – 1104 E. 6th
Tues. 3/12 – 11pm – Antenna Farm Presents @ Valhalla – 710 Red River (Official SXSW showcase)
Wed. 3/13 – 6pm – BTR & Austinist Present @ The Liberty – 1618 1/2 E. 6th St.
Thurs. 3/14 – 1pm – Manicfest Destiny III @ Rusty’s – 405 E. 7th St.
Thurs. 3/14 – 5:45pm – Riot Act/Mint Records Present @ Cheer Up Charlie’s – 1104 E 6th St
Thurs. 3/14 – 11:15pm – Austin Psych Fest Levitation Event @ Hotel Vegas – 1500 E 6th St
Fri. 3/15 – 3:20pm – Psychedelic Pig Roast – 911 E. 2nd St.
Sat. 3/16 – 4:30pm -  Pop Press International Presents @ The New Movement – 616 Lavaca St.

Dana Falconberry

Tues. 3/12 – 5pm – No Play Music Party @ Cheer Up Charlies – 1104 E. 6th
Tues. 3/12 – 10pm – Antenna Farm Showcase @ Valhalla- 710 Red River (Official SXSW showcase)
Wed. 3/13 – 2:15pm – BTR & Austinist Present @ Liberty Bar – 1618 1/2 E. 6th St.
Wed. 3/13 – 6pm – DeliRadio Party @ J Blacks 710-B W. 6th St. (solo performance)
Thurs. 3/14 – 2pm – Riot Act Party @ Cheer Up Charlies – 1104 E. 6th
Fri. 3/15 – 7am – KUT Morning Broadcast @ The Four Seasons
Fri. 3/15 – 2pm – OVRLD Party @ Lucy’s Retired Surfer Bar – 506 West Ave.
Fri. 3/15 – 3:30pm – @ Mugshots (acoustic performance) – 407 E 7th St
Fri. 3/15 – 5pm – Pop Press International Party & SideOneTrackOne Present @ Sidebar 602 E. 7th
Sat. 3/16 – 4:30pm – Good Danny’s Party @ The Parish Underground – 214 E 6th St
Sat. 3/16 – 6pm – The Party That Fell To Earth @ Maison D’Etoile 2109 E Cesar Chavez
Sat. 3/16 – 12mid – Nine Mile Records Showcase @ Brass House – 115 San Jacinto Blvd.

So yeah, are you ready? We’ll see you in Austin!!

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