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
Getting psyched to see The Blank Tapes on their upcoming US tour with Jonathan Wilson? Well how about a teaser??
You got it.
TBT are returning to Last Call with Carson Daly this Tuesday night, 1/28 (or early Wednesday morning, 1/29 for you sticklers for details) at 12:35/1:35 am on your local NBC affiliate. I can hear your DVR calling you already!
They’ll be featuring live versions of ‘Pearl‘ and ‘Holy Roller‘ both of which can be found on TBT’s amazing 2013 album, Vacation. Of course this album is available at the AF Store and you can take 25% off any CD or LP there for the rest of January with the promo code ’2014′.
And yeah, in case you missed it a couple of graphs ago, TBT are heading out on the road for a US tour with Jonathan Wilson covering all of February. They’ve even got a brand new T-shirt design (above) they’re bringing along so you can have a souvenir beyond a ringing in yr ears and a smile on your face. Check the tour dates HERE.
Photo by Michele McManmon
It’s a new year, and the Blank Tapes are headed back out on the road for a US tour covering most of February with kindred spirit Jonathan Wilson.
This is going to be a pretty hott pairing, last we at AF saw the JW band, they were shredding a new one at Huichica with Bobby Weir sitting in. So it’s a pretty good fit with TBT, who’ve been pretty much shredding anything in their path the last couple of years. Face Melt.
Keep in mind, TBT’s Vacation is available from the Antenna Farm Store on CD & LP…and EVERYTHING in the AF store is 25% off for all of January with the promo code ’2014′. Because we love you.
Here are the dates. Mark your palm pilot.
Jonathan Wilson & The Blank Tapes US tour
2/01/14 Las Vegas, NV – Gold Spike [no JW]
2/02/14 SLC, UT Urban Lounge [no JW]
2/03/14 Grand Junction, CO Sabrosa [no JW]
2/04/14 Denver, CO Hi Dive [no JW]
2/05/14 Boulder, CO Fox Theater
2/06/14 Kansas City, MO Knucklehead’s [no JW]
2/07/14 St Paul, MN Turf Club
2/08/14 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
2/09/14 Detroit, MI Lo & Behold [no JW]
2/10/14 Toronto, ON Horseshoe Tavern
2/11/14 Allston, MA Brighton Music Hall
2/12/14 New York City, NY Mercury Lounge [no JW]
2/14/14 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
2/15/14 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts
2/16/14 Washington, DC 6th & I
2/17/14 Wilmington, NC The Calico Room [no JW]
2/18/14 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle
2/19/14 Charlotte, NC Visulite Theatre
2/20/14 Atlanta, GA Terminal West
2/21/14 Asheville, NC Jack of the Wood [no JW]
2/22/14 Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge
2/24/14 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s [no JW]
2/25/14 Dallas, TX Club Dada
2/26/14 Austin, TX The Parish
Ah, yes, the Holidays are here once again. Egg nog, drunkles, and overcooked, unrecognizable meat dishes. What’s not to love?
The Blank Tapes are celebrating the season the right way, with a string of Holiday parties in LA, SF and Joshua Tree with a set of some great bands…and to sweeten the deal, they’ve released a holiday song!
No Gifts This Xmas is a great cut that perfectly captures our feelings during this holiday season, we’re loving this one over here at the AF headquarters.
So if you are in Cali, make sure to head out to one of these Holidaze with the Blank Tapes shows, details below…and enjoy No Gifts This Xmas!
Holidaze with The Blank Tapes!
Dec. 14 – LA at the Echo w/ Tashaki Miyaki & Levitation Room! Early Show 5-9pm. $8
Dec. 18 – SF at the Chapel w/ The Electric Magpie, Spiral Electric, & Assateague! 7pm. $12
Dec. 21 – Pioneertown at Pappy & Harriet’s w/ Mystic Braves, Evan apRoberts, & DJ Darren Rademaker! The Blank Tapes are playing an acoustic & electric set! 8pm. FREE!
The Blank Tapes – No Gifts This Xmas!
This week we have a little treat for you nite-owls at home in front of the Tee-Vee. The Blank Tapes will be featured on Thursday night’s broadcast of Last Call With Carson Daly!
Last Friday, the NBC crew loaded in to a sold out Blank Tapes show at The Troubadour in Hollywood for a short interview and then a taping of the gig, and they’ll be including a couple of the live songs (1000 Leather Tassles & Look Into The Light) in the segment.
Here’s the deets:
Thursday (11/21) night broadcast of Last Call With Carson Daly (technically it’s Friday, 11/22, cuz it’s 12:35/1:35) on yr local NBC affiliate.
Tee-Vee worth Tivo’ing, know what I mean?
UPDATE: Here are The Blank Tapes, doing 1000 Leather Tassels, from The Carson Daly Show!
The Blank Tapes
Tonight in NYC, the Blank Tapes start a two week run of dates supporting Sean Hayes up and down the east coast. The weather is just starting to turn, but here’s a chance for folks from Burlington, VT down to Athens, GA to get one last shot at that endless summer!
The Blank Tapes East Coast Dates with Sean Hayes
09.25.13 – New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
09.26.13 – Providence, RI @ Columbus Theatre
09.27.13 – Burlington, VT @ Signal Kitchen
09.28.13 – Boston, MA @ Middle East Upstairs
09.29.13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
09.30.13 – Washington D.C. @ IOTA
10.02.13 – Atlanta, GA @ Eddie’s Attic
10.03.13 – Athens, GA @ The World Famous
10.04.13 – Southern Pines, NC @ Sunrise Theater
10.05.13 – Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle
Want to see what’s in store? Here’s TBT doing Holy Roller a couple of months ago for AXS Live!
Anyone following the American surf scene is familiar with Cyrus Sutton and Korduroy.TV, who have been producing amazing and inspirational surf videos for the last few years. Korduroy and Matt Adams of The Blank Tapes have a long history together, and his music has been used in a series of great surf film’s they’ve produced, including 2010′s Stoked and Broke.
Cyrus’s latest film, Compassing, has him once again in the van, hounding for perfect waves. Music supplied entirely by The Blank Tapes, including some cuts off of recent release Vacation, plus some new unreleased cuts. Check it!!
COMPASSING from www.KORDUROY.tv on Vimeo.
Hey East Coast! Hey Portland and Seattle! Did you miss The Blank Tapes the last time they were around? Well get out yr palm pilot and start taking notes, you will be quizzed later.
The Blank Tapes are heading out on the road with Sean Hayes for a string of East and West Coast dates starting in a couple of weeks. These will be fun shows and TBT will be playing a bunch of new songs, as well as all your favorites from their new LP Vacation.
And yeah, Sean Hayes is no slack either! Tickets for these shows are selling fast, so get on it. Just cause summer is ending is no reason to get left in the cold!
The Blank Tapes September & October Tour w/ Sean Hayes
09.15.13 – Petaluma, CA @ Lagunitas Taproom [No Sean Hayes]
09.18.13 – Ashland, OR @ Temple Emek Shalom [Early Show!] *
09.18.13 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir *
09.19.13 – Seattle, WA @ The Tractor*
09.20.13 – Bellingham, WA @ Wild Buffalo*
09.23.13 – Chicago, Il @ Grand Bar [No Sean Hayes]
09.25.13 – New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge*
09.26.13 – Providence, RI @ Columbus Theatre*
09.27.13 – Burlington, VT @ Signal Kitchen *
09.28.13 – Boston, MA @ Middle East Upstairs*
09.29.13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s*
09.30.13 – Washington D.C. @ IOTA*
10.02.13 – Atlanta, GA @ Eddie’s Attic*
10.03.13 – Athens, GA @ The World Famous*
10.04.13 – Southern Pines, NC @ Sunrise Theater*
10.05.13 – Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle*
10.10.13 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room*
10.11.13 – San Diego, CA @ The Griffin*
10.12.13 – Santa Barbara, CA @ SOhO*
10.19.13 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Don Quixote’s*
11.08.13 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent*
*w/ Sean Hayes
For Updates and more info, check the Tour’s FB Page!
On The Road Again
Is it August already?!?! This summer is FLYING BY!!
No worries though. The Blank Tapes are ringing out August with a string of California dates starting this Friday before they head back out on another coast to coast run this September with Sean Hayes. More on that later!
After running back and forth across the country for most of the spring and early summer with Matt Costa and Beach Day, The Blank Tapes spent most of July close to home in Los Angeles. Just keeping it mellow, shooting a cameo for Inherent Vice, the upcoming PT Anderson film, and playing Huntington Beach right before the US Surf Open riots.
So yeah, TBT is rested and ready, and if you’re in Cali, coming soon to a gig near you! From their website:
The Blank Tapes are hitting the road from the Bay Area to Baja California with their buds’ Mystic Braves (formerly Blackfeet Braves) & Hindu Pirates!!
The Blank Tapes Tour Dates!
8/9 – Davis @ Sophia’s Thai Kitchen
8/10 – Oakland @ Awaken Cafe
8/12 – Santa Cruz @ The Crepe Place
8/13 – San Luis Obispo @ SLO Brew
8/14 – Santa Barbara @ SOhO
8/15 – San Diego @ Casbah
8/16 – Tijuana, MEXICO! @ Moustache Bar* (No Mystic Braves or Hindu Pirates)
8/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Bar w/ Mystic Braves, Bad Weather California, Sauna and Skating Polly