Tele Novella November Tour

Tele Novella November Tour

Tele Novella November Tour

A couple of months ago, we were stoked to share that Tele Novella was doing a month long run through the west. We were even more stoked when they rolled through Oakland for a couple of totally excellent shows.

But what about you, St. Louis? Feeling left out, Athens? Sad and lonely, NYC? Well fret no more, Tele Novella is about to share the love with the right half of the country too!

Pull out your datebook, the itinerary is below!

Tele Novella November Tour

Sun 11/2 – Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves
Mon 11/3 – Norman, OK @ Opolis
Tue 11/4 – St. Louis, MO @ Plush
Wed 11/5 – Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR Pub
Thu 11/6 – Lexington, KY @ Green Lantern
Fri 11/7 – Gambier, OH @ Kenyon College
Sat 11/8 – Dayton, OH @ Blind Bobs
Sun 11/9 – Pittsbugh, PA @ TBA
Mon 11/10 – Harrisburg, PA @ Clover Club
Tue 11/11 – NYC @ Glasslands
Wed 11/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
Thu 11/13 – Raleigh, NC @ Neptunes
Fri 11/14 – Asheville, NC @ Jack of the Wood
Sat 11/15 – Athens, GA @ Caledonia Lounge
Sun 11/16 – Mississippi TBA
Mon 11/17 – New Orleans, LA @ Circle Bar
Tue 11/18 – Beaumont, TX @ Victoria House
Wed 11/19 – Houston, TX @ Walters

Tele Novella – Coat-Tail Rider

The Blank Tapes’ Holy Roller EP Now On Itunes & Spotify!

Holy Moses, where did the summer go? Feels like we’re still nursing our hangover from Memorial Day weekend, and now Labor Day is upon us. Summer vacation is over, and the kids are headed back to school.

Well the vacation’s not QUITE over!

Dip your toes in one last pass at the good summer times with the Holy Roller EP from The Blank Tapes, now available on iTunes, Spotify, and many other fine online stores.

Previously only available as a bonus download with the Vacation vinyl LP, this set of 7 songs is too fun for us to keep to ourselves.

But of course, don’t take my word for it, stream the full Holy Roller EP in its entirety, courtesy of Spotify, below!



The Blank Tapes – Holy Roller EP

Tele Novella Tours The West Coast!

Oh Boy. Tele Novella had a successful Indiegogo campaign, and a special thanks to all who contributed to the tour van fund! Now it is time to reap the benefits and catch TN as they do a month’s worth of West Coast tour dates!

AF regulars know Tele Novella as Natalie from Agent Ribbons new band, they are super fun live, so if you are on the itinerary be sure to check them out!

Tele Novella West Coast Tour


15: Fitzgeralds with Holiday Mountain and The Beans

16: Mohawk with Thao Nguyen and the Get Down Stay Down

20: Dallas @ Two Bronze Doors (Dallas Distortion)

21: Amarillo @ Golden Light Cafe w/ The Foxfire Experiment

22: Albuquerque @ Burts Tiki Lounge w/ TBA

23: Denver @ Moes Original BBQ w/ LSD Bags + Photo Atlas

24: SLC @ Golden Light Cafe w/ Max Pain and the Groovies

25: Boise @ The Crux w/ TBA

26: Portland @ The Know w/ Dandylyons and Psychomagic

27: Sou’Wester (Coast of Oregon airstream resort)

28: Seattle @ Barboza with NighTrain, Pony Time and Lisa Prank

29: Tacoma @ New Frontier w/ Bandolier

30: Eugene @ Luckeys w/ TBA

31: Arcata w/ Monster Women @ Palm Lounge


1: Sacramento w/ Shannon and the Clams + DJ Roger Carpio

2: SF @ The Elbo Room w/ Silver Shadows and Union Pacific

3: Oakland @ Night Light w/ The She’s

4: Private Event in Oakland for Festival (invite only)

5: Modesto @ Cafe Deva w/ TBA

6: Nevada City w/ Mount Whateverest @ National Hotel

8: San Pedro @ Harolds w/ Bombon and Pastelevision

9: San Diego @ Soda Bar w/ Heatwarmer

10: LA @ HM157 w/ Feels, Gothic Tropic and So Many Wizards

11: LA @ Echoplex for Lolipop Records Bonanza w/ Cobalt Cranes + more

12: Phoenix @ Trunk Space w/ TBA

13: Tucson @ Solar Culture Gallery w/ Acorn Bcorn and Katerwaul

14: Alamagordo @ The Compound

15: Marfa @ El Cosmico


Tele Novella – Trouble In Paradise

The Blank Tapes Release New Video, Vacation LP Now on Burger Cassette!

The Blank Tapes - Vacation

The Blank Tapes - Vacation

We’re heading into the dog days of summer, but we’ve got something even more refreshing than a trip to a community pool full of kids and a little warmer than it seems like it should be.

That’s right! The Blank Tapes have a brand new video for the great track Tamarind Seeds off their Vacation LP. Psychedelic in that kind of late night community cable, “what the hell am I waching?” kind of way, this thing looks like it was ripped off a VHS tape you found cleaning out a stranger’s storage space. Hott.

Like I said, Tamarind Seeds comes off of the Vacation LP, which we put out here at AF just prior to going on a hiatus from new releases last year. But it’s now also available as a cassette from the fine folks at Burger Records. If you are a fan of this classic format, be sure to head over to the Burger Store and pick one up!

Check the video for Tamarind Seeds below!


Bart Davenport Releases New Video, Tours West Coast!

Bart Davenport Band Photo By Mareesa Stertz

Bart Davenport Band Photo By Mareesa Stertz

Yes, you read that right. Bart Davenport is headed out on a west coast tour with his ace LA band, and you should totally go.

But before you do, check the great new video for one of our fave cuts from his new album, Physical World. The video is for Fuck Fame, and if the song wasn’t good enough, the video features LA comedian Brent Weinbach (who is brother to Foxtails Brigade’s Laura Weinbach, yes it’s a small world…). The song is great and the video is funny and smart…and like any good video has a totally predictable twist ending. Check it out below…and if the band is coming to your town, check that out too!


Wed 7/9 San Francisco CA – Make Out Room 7pm!
Thu 7/10 Oakland CA – The Night Light 9pm
Fri 7/11 Santa Cruz CA – Crepe Place
Sat 7/12 Sacramento CA – The Witch Room!
Mon 7/14 Bainbridge Isle WA – Spacecraft
Tue 7/15 Seattle WA – Barboza
Wed 7/16 Portland OR – Bunk Bar (Water Ave)
Thu 7/17 TBA
Fri 7/18 TBA


Bart Davenport – Fuck Fame

Bart Davenport and Extra Classic on tour!

The Donkeys New LP Is Awesome And They’re Coming To Your Town.

Have you guys checked out the new LP, Ride The Black Wave, from The Donkeys yet? This record has been getting a ton of spins over here at the old AFHQ, and we’re loving it. If you haven’t gotten with this record yet, here is what you must do:

1. Stream this bad daddy courtesy of Spotify (link below), and then,

2. Pick up a copy of the LP when The Donkeys roll through your town.

Wait, what? Tour dates? For one of the funnest bands to watch on the west coast? Believe it!


The Donkeys Summer Tour

06-28 – West Hollywood – The Viper Room
07-02 – Tempe, AZ – Yucca Tap Room
07-03 – Albuquerque, NM – Low Spirits
07-05 – Norman, OK – Opolis 0
7-06 – Dallas, TX – Three Links
07-07 – Austin, TX – The Mohawk
07-08 – Houston, TX – Mango’s
07-09 – New Orleans, LA – The Beatnik
07-10 – Birmingham, AL – Parkside
07-11 – Athens, GA – The World Famous
07-12 – Knoxville, TN – Pilot Light
07-13 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
07-14 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar upstairs (early show!)
07-15 – Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle
07-16 – Brooklyn, NY – The Knitting Factory
07-17 – Pittsburgh, PA – Smiling Moose
07-18 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland
07-19 – Chicago, IL – The Hideout
07-20 – Kansas City, MO – The recordBar
07-21 – Denver, CO – Hi-Dive
07-22 – Salt Lake City – Urban Lounge
07-23 – Boise, ID – Neurolux
07-24 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
07-25 – Victoria BC – Continental Square
07-26 – Vancouver Island, BC – Rock Of The Woods Music Festival
07-28 – Bellingham, WA – The Shakedown
07-29 – Seattle, WA – The Sunset Tavern
07-30 – Eugene, OR – Cozmic Pizza
08-01 through 03 – Happy Valley, OR – Pickathon
08-16 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
09-06 – San Diego, CA – The Casbah

Yes. And as promised, stream Ride The Black Wave below. Enjoy!

June is NorCal Festival Season for The Blank Tapes

Is it summer yet? I guess so, cuz June gloom has set in and the fires are everywhere. Luckily the Blank Tapes are rolling up north to blow all that away and usher in some good times.

First, Saturday, June 14th TBT will be at the Gundlach Bundschu Winery in Sonoma for the awesome Huichica Festival, joining other great acts like David Longstreth (Dirty Projectors), Mount Eerie, Vetiver, Magic Trick, EDJ, Michael Hurley, Meg Baird, The Cairo Gang, and local faves Extra Classic. Plus great wine, killer food trucks, and an environmentally sound low impact footprint. Huichica is always a good time and is pretty close to Oakland & SF. For info, check HERE.

Then the following week (June 20-22) and a couple hours north, there is the Hickey Fest at the Peg House just outside of Standish Hickey state park in Leggett, CA. With free-flowing beer, psychedelics, shared camping and the Eel River just walking distance away, this is a fun in the sun bash that you may have problems remembering afterwards. But the band lineup this year cannot be topped. The Allah-Las, Papercuts, Sonny & The Sunsets, Foxtails Brigade, Sandy’s, TBT and a ton more, this is an awesome time waiting to happen. For more info, check HERE.

Wanna get warmed up? Here’s The Blank Tapes doing “Pearl” from their Carson Daly appearance back in February. Suit Up!


Dana Falconberry tours the west, releases new single!

More great tour news for our friends on the west coast, Dana Falconberry is heading out for a string of dates with her full band, with stops in Tucson, San Diego, Los Angeles, SF, Sacramento, and more.

Dana is celebrating the release of her new 12″, the second entry in Spoon drummer Jim Eno‘s Public Hi-Fi Sessions. You may be familiar with that name, it’s the studio that Jim runs, and the birthplace to many fine records, much of the Spoon output included.

Palmless, the A-side takes Dana’s music in a very different direction than previous recordings, with droning guitars, synths, and an impatient programmed beat. The single is a true collaboration between Jim and Dana, and we can’t wait to see what comes next. Listen below.

The new vinyl, Public Hi-Fi Sessions #2, officially released on Record Store Day last week, can be picked up at your local shop, ordered HERE, or you can grab a copy from Dana herself when she rolls through town.

Dana Falconberry – Palmless

Dana Falconberry West Coast Tour

-Sun Apr27 – Marfa, TX @ El Cosmico
-Mon Apr28 – Tucson, AZ @ Cafe Passe w/ andrew collberg, Keli Carpenter
-Tue Apr29 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar w/ Adam Arcuragi
-Wed Apr30 – Mt Baldy, CA @ Top Of The Notch
-Thur May1 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater w/ Adam Arcuragi
-Fri May2 – Sacramento, CA @ House Show (21874 Old River Rd) w/Shannon Harney
-Sat May3 – Berkeley, CA @ The Starry Plough w/ Madeline Tasquin, Laura Weinbach of Foxtails Brigade
-Sun May4 – San Francisco, CA @ Amnesia
-Tues May6 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Bar Deluxe w/ Strong Words, Annie Girl and the Flight
-Wed May7 – Denver, CO @ Leon w/ The Lonelyhearts
-Thur May8 – Taos, NM @ Historic Taos InnAdobe Bar
-Fri May9 – Amarillo, TX @ the 806
-Sat May10 – Guthrie, OK (TBA)
-Fri May16 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Austin w/ RF SHANNONDevon Sproule

Bart Davenport releases new Video, announces Spanish tour dates!

By now, you are probably pretty familiar with Bart Davenport’s new LP, Physical World, a great collection of songs that just came out via Spain’s Lovemonk records (Editor’s note: Physical World is also available on cassette from the fine folks at Burger Records!). If you have not yet checked out this excellent record, do yourself a favor and head over to iTunes and check this bad boy out.

Next week, Bart is heading on the road for a string of shows in his second home, lovely España, and if you are in the neighborhood you ought to check out the show. His new band is killing it. Dates are below:

Bart Davenport Spanish Tour

04/23/14 – Albacete @ “PUSSY WAGON”
04/24/14 – León @ Spring Lion Beer Fest
04/25/14 – BILBAO @ Crazy Horse
04/26/14 – PAMPLONA @ Civivox San Jorge
04/27/14 – Zaragoza @ La Lata de Bombillas
04/29/14 – MADRID @ Teatro Lara
04/30/14 – Santiago de Compostela @ CAPITOL
05/01/14 – Pontevedra @ KARMA
05/02/14 – Valladolid @ Sala Porta Caeli
05/03/14 – BARCELONA @ APOLO

Finally, Bart has also just released a great new video for Dust In The Circuits, a great single from Physical World. Directed by Cassandra Lee Hamilton and populated by some old AF pals like Helene Renaut, Brent Weinbach, and Nedelle Torrisi, this is a great vid. Check it!

Bart Davenport – Dust In The Circuits

The Blank Tapes Have A New 7″ And It’s Awesome.

TBT - 1000 Leather Tassels

The Blank Tapes are back from their Feb/March tour and they are celebrating with a brand new 7″ courtesy of the fine people over at VOLCOM, a set of folks with impeccable musical tastes.

We should add that the A-side, 1000 Leather Tassels, is a personal favorite jam here at the AF offices, and we are pretty happy to see it get it’s own slab of wax.

The tracks were recorded by Raymond Richards at Red Rockets Glare in Los Angeles  and feature Matt Adams, Pearl Charles, DA Humphrey, Franck Fiser, & Raymond Richards.

Stream The Blank Tapes new VOLCOM 7″ Below!

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