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Cage The Elephant News: TV, Tour and Live EP

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Big Announcements From Cage The Elephant

Cage the Elephant is one of RARA’s Farm’s favorite bands, and they’ve twice had albums make our year-end Top 10 lists, but somehow, we’ve never caught this talented quintet live.

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Deep Hands Live Session EP

…And that’s a shame, because their live performances are near legendary.  Fortunately, the Kentucky rockers on the verge of releasing their Deep Hands Live Session EP.  The live album offers recordings of the band’s huge hit singles “Come A Little Closer” and “Shake Me Down” from a recent stop in Los Angeles. In addition, we hear two of the highlighted tracks from our review, “Cigarette Daydreams” and “Spiderhead.” Check out our review of the band’s excellent third album here: Cage The Elephant – Melophobia, while we await the October 7th release of the EP.

Live From The Artists Den Appearance

Live from the Artists Den is one of the coolest live performance shows on television today.  They feature creative artists performing in unique settings.  For Cage The Elephant, it will be a live show recorded in Santa Barbara, California on October 15th, with a 2015 air date.  Somehow, I pictured them recording from a prison in the deep woods of Kentucky…

Final US Tour Stops

They spent much of the summer with another killer rock band, The Black Keys, and have just a handful of shows left this year. Fortunately for us Floridians, the last two stops are at the Coral Skies Music Festival at two different Florida venues (see dates and venues below and make sure to Follow/Like Us for our upcoming Festival preview).

Check out the band’s full music catalog on iTunes: Cage the Elephant

Cage the Elephant Remaining Fall Tour Dates

10/16 Highland, CA @ San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino (w/ Walk the Moon)
10/18 Houston, TX @ Buzzfest
10/25 Tampa, FL @ Coral Skies Music Festival
10/26 West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Skies Music Festival

Cage the Elephant Deep Hands Live Session EP track listing:
1. Spiderhead
2. Cigarette Daydreams
3. It’s Just Forever
4. Come A Little Closer
5. Shake Me Down

Smile Empty Soul’s Sean Danielsen Announces Solo Plans


Sean Danielsen photographed in Orlando by RARASFARM
Sean Danielsen photographed in Orlando by RARASFARM

Sean Danielsen Solo Release

For the past decade, you’ve appreciated his music as the driving force behind underrated hard rockers Smile Empty Soul, but for the next few months, he’ll be spotlighting his solo effort.

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Sean Danielsen, the primary writer and guitarist/vocalist for Smile has just wrapped his second solo EP “Food Chain” which hits the streets on November 4th. The new EP is a full-band offering, unlike his previous solo effort, which was an acoustic selection. The shows, however, will be solo acoustic efforts.

“I’m really excited to be releasing my own solo music and doing my own shows,” said Danielsen. “It’s a nice change of pace for me, and a challenge that I’m looking forward to.” We’ve caught Smile Empty Soul a few times, and Danielsen is a solid front man, who seems to be more comfortable in the spotlight in recent years. He’s a super talented singer and guitarist, and I suspect he will shine during these acoustic offerings.

Check out our recent review: Smile Empty Soul at Bombshells
And our Smile Empty Soul Photo Gallery

Sean Danielsen solo tour

10/31 – Houston, TX @ BFE Club
11/01 – San Leon, TX @ 12th St. Pier
11/02 – Tyler, TX @ Clicks
11/06 – Tulsa, OK @ Downtown Lounge
11/07 – Sioux, City IA @ The Chesterfield
11/09 – Des Moines, IA @ House Of Bricks
11/10 – Algona, IA @ Afterlife Lounge
11/11 – Waterloo, IA @ Spicoli’s
11/12 – Bloomington, IL @ Castle Theater
11/13 – Lafayette, IN @ Hideaway
11/14 – Battle Creek, MI @ Warehouse
11/15 – Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
11/17 – Akron, OH @ Rippers Rock House
11/18 – Mogantown, WV @ Schmitt’s Saloon
11/19 – Louisville, KY @ Diamonds Pub
11/20 – St. Louis, MO @ Mad Magician
11/21 – Joplin, MO @ Rock 3405
11/22 – Cape Girardeau, MO @ Pitter’s

Marco With Love Hits The Road

Marco Argiro Chats About His Tour

 

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This band intrigues me. They describe their unique, tasty blend of rock as “Foot stompin’, Ass shaking, Hook laden, Indie Rock’n Roll from NYC.” From what I’ve heard on their last album, and on their recent videos, it’s an apt description of a band that is definitely worth checking out.

The band is the brainchild of Marco Argiro, a self-professed fan of Revolver-era Beatles, The Kinks, and The Traveling Wilburys, among a diverse group of influences (although his music is far from punk, he also has linkages to The Ramones, among others). His most recent full-length release, Love, just oozes cool seventies swagger, on songs about, well, Love.  Argiro’s voice actually pleasantly reminds me at times of Paul Westerberg during his more uplifting releases.

The musicianship is not the most pristine I’ve ever heard, but the music is eminently listenable.  The vocals are raw, yet hopeful, the lyrics creatively poignant and generally just a pleasure to listen to, and the music is captivating. He’s a modern rock ‘n roll troubadour that should be on your radar.

We had a chance to catch up briefly with Marco on what to expect on this tour:

Q: In one sentence, how would you describe your live shows?
A: A sonic journey through a musical universe.

Q: Which song is your favorite track live, why?
A: We really enjoy playing “Love” as the closer for our set. It’s a high energy rocker and always gets the kids dancing.

Q: You have a strong attachment to a diverse group of classic rock bands, do you ever cover any songs?
A: Yes. In fact we’ve recently started covering “Anything That’s Rock ‘N’ Roll” by Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers on this tour.

Q: Do any songs evolve significantly when you play them live?
A: Definitely. The members of the band certainly breathe new life into the songs from the album. We’re all strong musicians and our live shows are an opportunity to add our own flair. I’d say the biggest evolution of our sound has been the addition of the pedal steel guitar.

Q: Are you writing new material, and if so, playing any of the new stuff on the road?
A: Yes. the guys and I have been working hard in the studio on the new songs. We actually debuted our latest tune on this tour, “Tidal Wave.” It’s a great moment for us during the set and people have been responding really well to us playing it live.

Marco With Love wraps up a weeklong journey into the Sunshine State; unfortunately, nothing in Central Florida, but they’ll be making stops just about everywhere else before working their way up to the East Coast headed home to NYC. Tour dates below.

Grab his album then snag some tickets for the shows.

Sep 08 LIBERTY BAR w/ Eternal Summers, Tallahassee, FL
Sep 09 The Legendary Dobbs w/ Zymotic Flow. Philadelphia, PA
Sep 12 The Pinch w/ Cue the Deer, Washington, DC
Sep 13 Hardywood Park Craft Brewery w/ Patrick Bates, Richmond, VA
Sep 14 THE BROADBERRY w/ Patrick Bates, Richmond, VA
Sep 17 Pete’s Candy Store w/ Justin Dean Thomas, Brooklyn, NY
Sep 18 R Bar w/ Brandy Row, New York, NY

Grab your tickets here: Marco With Love

Rock On!

Lacuna Coil Announce US and Canada Tour

Lacuna Coil Tour Announcement


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Our favorite Italian goth rockers, Lacuna Coil have just announced their upcoming tour plans for North America. Fronted by talented, versatile boy/girl vocalists Andrea Ferro and Cristina Scabbia they offer a unique blend of rock that translates into a powerful, energetic live show. The veteran rockers are definitely worth seeing live.  The dates released today include three Florida dates including two nights in Jacksonville before closing the tour in Orlando.

Here’s a quick glimpse of our recent concert review for the band: Lacuna Coil – caught the end of their set, and quickly wished I had seen the whole thing. Goth metal with underlying catchy melodies.   Christina Scabbia and Andrea Ferro nicely traded off girl-boy lead vocals and sounded strong.
Lacuna Coil Concert Photos

Lacuna Coil at Welcome To Rockville
Lacuna Coil at Welcome To Rockville.

The band is touring in support of Broken Crown Halo their latest release on Century Media. They will be supported on the road by Devil You Know, Starset and Unlocking The Truth, as noted in the schedule below. Up and coming Canadian band Incura have been added to all Canadian shows.

Lacuna Coil front woman Cristina Scabbia had this to say:

“Hello all!! Busy year for Lacuna Coil …and we couldn’t be happier! We will be back in the US and (finally!) Canada again! We are very excited to announce that, and to bring the new songs and the new dark aura back on the road. Our friend Howard Jones and his band Devil You Know will be joining us in the madness. It will be a great tour and you have to share the fun with us!”

North American Tour
Sept 14 – Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival (Discovery Park)
Sept 16 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
Sept 17 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
Sept 19 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
Sept 20 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Sept 21 – Vancouver, BC @ Venue
Sept 23 – Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room
Sept 24 – Calgary, AB @ Republik
Sept 25 – Regina, SK @ The Exchange
Sept 26 – Winnipeg, MB @ West End Culture Center
Sept 27 – Thunder Bay, ONT @ Crocks
Sept 29 – Toronto, ONT @ The Opera House
Sept 30 – London, ONT @ London Music Hall
Oct 1 – Ottawa, ONT @ Mavericks
Oct 3 – Quebec City, QC @ Le Cercle
Oct 4 – Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre
Oct 5 – Portland, ME @ The Asylum
Oct 7 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon
Oct 8 – Silver Springs, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring
Oct 10 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater
Oct 11 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
Oct 12 – New York, NY Gramercy Theatre
Oct 15 – Chattanooga, TN @ Track 29
Oct 16 – Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligans
Oct 17 – Jacksonville, FL @ Freebird Live
Oct 19 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues (Orlando)

*Devil You Know – support all dates
*Starset will join the tour Sept. 23 – Oct. 12 (except: Oct. 7&8)
*Incura on all Canadian shows
*Unlocking The Truth will join on Oct. 7&8

 

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