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!

The Blank Tapes tour California with SaintSeneca & Vikesh Kapoor

The Blank Tapes tour CA!The Blank Tapes are back from their February and March outing that had them cris-crossing the country with Jonathan Wilson and taking SXSW by storm, and they are once again spreading the California love.

Starting this Wednesday in SF, TBT head out on a short string of California dates with SaintSeneca and Vikesh Kapoor. Going to be good.

Details Below!


The Blank Tapes California Tour

with SaintSeneca & Vikesh Kapoor

3/26 – SF @ Rickshaw Stop
3/27 – LA @ The Echo
3/29 – OC @ Constellation Room (Observatory)
3/30 – SD @ The Casbah
4/2 – SB @ Soho
4/3 – SLO @ SLO Brew


Check it out!



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

Bay Area Record Label Fair this Saturday in SF!

Bay Area Record Label Fair, Saturday February 15thHey kids, wanted to let you know about a pretty cool happening coming this weekend. No, it’s not Valentine’s Day, you can spend that alone in your studio apartment sobbing into a bottle of Old Grandad like you do every year.

No, we’re talking about this Saturday February 15th, the first annual Bay Area Record Label Fair… or BARF for short (thanks, marketing!)

It’s happening at noon at Thee Parkside in SF and hell of cool labels will be there, including Slumberland, Castleface, Polyvinyl, Gold Robot, Father/Daughter, Empty Cellar, Alternative Tentacles, and a bunch more…including a small booth in the corner with your friends here at Antenna Farm. Plus live performances by Cocktails & Dog Party, Al Lover and Twin Steps. 

And yeah, this whole thing is FREE. A great chance to come out and buy some classic titles direct from your favorite label. There will be deals galore, and some cool giveaways to boot.

Still not sold? Intrepid visitors can meet up with Isadora, the newest member of the Antenna Farm family, who we will be dragging along against all better judgment!

Details below. And stay up to date by checking the Facebook BARF event page.


Saturday February 15th, Noon until 5pm

at Thee Parkside
1600 17th Street, San Francisco, California 94107

Come out to Thee Parkside for the 1st Annual Bay Area Record Label Fair, presented by Professional Fans and Father/Daughter Records! Record labels will display and sell their music, native bands representing these labels will take the stage, and our music community will coalesce around our love for the local industry that they are a part of. This event is FREE and ALL AGES!

If all of this couldn’t get sweeter, $5 will enter you into the BARF Raffle, where you’ll be eligible to win a bundle of music from participating labels, gift certificates from local record shops, and a ton more swag!

Buy directly from your favorite Bay Area record labels, including:
Fat Wreck Chords
Castle Face Records
Polyvinyl Record Company
Slumberland Records
Alternative Tentacles
1-2-3-4 Go! Records
Revolver USA/Midheaven mailorder
Tricycle Records
Gold Robot Records
Turntable Kitchen
Loglady Records
Grazer Records
Empty Cellar Records
Voltaire Records
Father/Daughter Records
Moon Glyph
Antenna Farm Records
Superior Viaduct
Asian Man Records
Captcha Records
Bright Antenna Records

And your favorite independent record stores:
aQuarius recOrds
Explorist International
Amoeba Music
Vinyl Dreams

The Blank Tapes return to Last Call with Carson Daly!

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.

The Blank Tapes announce tour dates with Jonathan Wilson!

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
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