5 Acts: June 2009

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Dirty Projectors - Stillness Is The Move

Doves - Winter Hill

A Brief Smile - Motorcycle

Wavves - No Hope Kids

The Heavy - Sixteen

Monday, June 29, 2009

Ash - Return Of White Rabbit

These Are Powers - Easy Answers

Portland Cello Project - Tallymarks

Regina Spektor - Man Of A Thousand Faces

Graham Coxon - In The Morning

Sunday, June 28, 2009

tonight at Black Cat: The Bitter Tears

There is no better way to PTW (prolong the weekend) than with a great backstage show at Black Cat. Tonight is The Shondes and The Bitter Tears. Doors open at 9:00 and tickets are $10.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

record release party tonight:
The Phenomenal Handclap Band

New Yorkers - Please join me tonight at the record release party for The Phenomenal Handclap Band at Santos Party House.

DJ sets by Tim Sweeney, Mike Simonetti, Tim Love Lee, Smallchange, and Amir.

First 100 RSVP'd Guests FREE! - Meanredproductions.com/PHCB
$5 Reduced with RSVP (after the first 100)
$10 at the Door

Santos Party House
100 Lafayette St.
New York, NY

Doors 10pm
The Phenomenal Handclap Band plays at 11pm.

Built by Santos Party House and MeanRed
Brought to you by Wax Poetics & Friendly Fire Recordings

The Phenomenal Handclap Band on MySpace

The Phenomenal Handclap Band on The Hype Machine

tonight at DC9: Wheat

Wheat is headlining tonight at DC9 in support of their new album White Ink, Black Ink (out July 21 on The Rebel Group) with some hot opening acts. Doors open at 8:30 with The Black Fortys playing at 9:00 and The XYZ Affair at 9:45. Wheat is set to start around 10:30. Tickets are $8.

Wheat on MySpace

What on The Hype Machine

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

tonight at Black Cat:
Typefighter / Oblio / Tereu Tereu

Backstage show this evening at Black Cat with Typefighter, Oblio, and Tereu Tereu. Doors open at 8:30 and tickets are $8.

Typefighter on MySpace

Typefighter on The Hype Machine

Oblio on MySpace

Oblio on The Hype Machine

Tereu Tereu on MySpace

Tereu Tereu on The Hype Machine

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Wild Moccasins

Cats On Fire


Brian Olive

Hands And Knees

Monday, June 22, 2009

tomorrow night:
Red Stripe presents...

Red Stripe presents a celebration of Jamaican music featuring Terry Lynn & John Hugo...

Tuesday, June 23, 8-11pm
G Fine Art - 1515 14th St. NW - Washington DC

Additional DJ sets by Wildlife, Johan Hugo! Plus songs from Terry Lynn’s critically acclaimed album "KingstonLogic 2.0"

Free Red Stripe Lager

This is a private, RSVP only event. You must be 21+ for entry.
Admission Based On Capacity.

After party at The Wonderland Ballroom (1101 Kenyone St, NW) presented by Red Stripe and Nouveau Riche.

Click Here to RSVP

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Patrick Wolf - Hard Times

Fever Ray - Triangle Walks

Wave Machines - The Greatest Escape We Ever Made

The Invisible - London Girl

Fanfarlo - Harold T. Wilkins

Friday, June 19, 2009

Magic Wands

Wave Machines

The Invisible


Amazing Baby

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Metric on Craig Ferguson

tonight at 9:30 Club: Metric

So excited to see Metric tonight at 9:30 Club! Sold out show with openers Sebastien Grainger and Smile Smile.

Metric on MySpace

Metric on The Hype Machine

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

tonight at Black Cat:
An Horse / Telekinesis

Backstage show tonight at Black Cat with An Horse and Telekinesis. Doors open at 9pm and tickets are $10.

And a few more An Horse / Telekinesis dates...

06/18 - Local 506 - Chapel Hill, NC
06/19 - The Earl - Atlanta, GA
06/20 - The End - Nashville, TN
06/21 - Off Broadway - St Louis, MO
06/22 - Slowdown - Omaha, NE

album download for $1: Fanfarlo

Fanfarlo’s debut album, Reservoir, is only $1.00 until July 4 when you download it from the band's website. And with this great deal, you'll also receive four exclusive bonus tracks that aren't available on the record!

Fanfarlo on MySpace

Fanfarlo on The Hype Machine

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

tonight at Black Cat: John Vanderslice

Mainstage show tonight at Black Cat with The Tallest Man On Earth (8:45)and John Vanderslice (10:00). Doors open at 8:00, tickets $14.

WOXY.com Lounge Act: Ume

Ume today at 3:00 pm ET in the WOXY.com studio.

Ume on MySpace

Ume on The Hype Machine

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Magic Wands - Warrior

EAR PWR - Future Eyes

The Phenomenal Handclap Band - You'll Disappear

Woods - To Clean

Liechtenstein - Security By Design

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Richard Swift - The Atlantic Ocean

Camera Obscura - Honey In The Sun

God Help The Girl - Funny Little Frog

Cursive - I Couldn't Love You

Coconut Records - Microphone

Friday, June 12, 2009

Black Cat ticket giveaway:
Elfin Saddle / Sunset Rubdown

Elfin Saddle is currently touring with Sunset Rubdown. They're playing Sunday night here in DC at Black Cat. If you'd like a shot at winning a pair of tickets, email me at 5actsblog at gmail dot com with "Elfin Saddle" as the subject. Good luck!

Elfin Saddle on MySpace

Elfin Saddle on The Hype Machine

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Ice Palace

Still Life Still


The Coathangers

Big Business

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Viva Voce

Xu Xu Fang


Laura Marling

Drug Rug

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

new video: We Have Band - You Came Out

And here's some behind-the-scenes footage...

new EP: South Ambulance

Indiecater Records has just released the second of 3 EPs this year from Swedish act South Ambulance (Labrador put out the band's self-titled debut back in 2005). You can stream and then purchase the new EP on Indiecater's homepage.

South Ambulance on MySpace

South Ambulance on The Hype Machine

tonight at Black Cat:
Cale Parks / Harlem Shakes / Passion Pit

Wow, what a great lineup tonight at Black Cat! Sold out mainstage show with Cale Parks, Harlem Shakes, and Passion Pit. Doors open at 8pm.

Cale Parks on MySpace

Cale Parks on The Hype Machine

Harlem Shakes on MySpace

Harlem Shakes on The Hype Machine

Passion Pit on MySpace

Passion Pit on The Hype Machine

Monday, June 08, 2009

Blind Man's Colour


Pull In Emergency

Foreign Born

Operation Aloha

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Friday night at IOTA: A.A. Bondy

A.A. Bondy is the headliner Friday evening at IOTA. Spin.com included him in their "10 Must Hear Acts at Sasquatch Fest" feature last month, and he's currently recording a follow-up to the critically acclaimed American Hearts. Doors open at 9pm on Friday night and tickets are $12.

A.A. Bondy on MySpace

A.A. Bondy on The Hype Machine

Saturday, June 06, 2009

The Sounds - No One Sleeps When I'm Awake

Frankmusik - Confusion Girl

Chairlift - Bruises

Moby - Pale Horses

MGMT - Kids

Friday, June 05, 2009

Memory Cassette

Aeroplane Pageant

Winter Gloves

Apostle Of Hustle


Thursday, June 04, 2009

Paper Moon

Elizabeth & The Catapult

It Hugs Back

Lissy Trullie


Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Jeremy Jay