5 Acts: February 2010

Friday, February 26, 2010

Bridges And Powerlines

New York, NY

I'm very proud to give you this exclusive track from Bridges And Powerlines. "You Were The First Thing" is the first download from the album they just finished recording. Also, check out their upcoming tour dates below, which include a show at The Red & The Black here in DC in one week and a couple dates at SXSW.

03/03 - Philadelphia, PA - The M Room
03/04 - New Brunswick, NJ - UMDMJ (Urban Arts Festival)
03/05 - Washington, DC - The Red & The Black
03/06 - Charlotte, NC - The Milestone
03/07 - Baltimore, MD - Joe Squared
03/12 - Annandale-on-Hudson, NY - Bard College
03/18 - Austin, TX - Creekside Lounge (SXSW)
03/20 - Austin, TX - Shakespeare’s Pub (SXSW)
03/22 - Greensboro, NC - TBA
03/23 - Chapel Hill, NC - The Cave

"You Were The First Thing"

Bridges And Powerlines on MySpace

Bridges And Powerlines on The Hype Machine


His & Her Vanities

Watch Out For Rockets

Loch Lomond

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Apes Of Wrath

We'll Go Machete

Dragon Turtle

Turbo Fruits

For Against

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

A B & The Sea

San Francisco, CA

Woo wooo woo... A B & The Sea are giving away five singles for free and here's the first one.

"Bone Dry"

A B & The Sea on MySpace

A B & The Sea on The Hype Machine

The Light Footwork

Palo Alto, CA

After five long years of waiting for new music from The Light Footwork, we finally get the sophomore album today... and I didn't even know about it until last week. I love surprises like this! Please support the band by ordering National Historic Landmarks directly from their website.

"Carlsbad Irrigation Project"

The Light Footwork on MySpace

The Light Footwork on The Hype Machine


Bristol, England

Malachai used to be Malakai. Get Ugly Side Of Love from Domino now.

"Fading World"

Malachai on MySpace

The Pack A.D.

Vancouver, BC

Two Canadian chicks who love to mix the blues and the punk like no one else. The Pack A.D. is releasing We Kill Computers via Mint Records on April 27.


The Pack A.D. on MySpace

The Pack A.D. on The Hype Machine


Brooklyn, NY

Classic, moving, haunting... "Two-Three" is a track from Veil Waltz, an EP described as a prologue to their fifth full-length, The Creatures in the Garden of Lady Walton, which will be out March 2.


Clogs on MySpace

Clogs on The Hype

Monday, February 22, 2010

ticket/poster giveaway:
Daedelus + Nosaj Thing + Jogger
at Bourbon Street in Baltimore

Daedelus, Nosaj Thing, and Jogger (also know as The Magical Properties Tour) will be at Bourbon Street in Baltimore tomorrow night (02/23). If you'd like a chance at getting a free pair of tickets and a special edition tour poster, e-mail me at 5actsblog at gmail dot com and let me know why you deserve to win. I'll pick two winners tomorrow by 12:00 pm ET.

More dates:
02/24 - Xscape Lounge - Richmond, VA
02/25 - Club R2 - Charlottesville, VA
02/26 - Club 828 - Asheville, NC
02/27 - New Earth Music Hall - Athens, GA




Friday, February 19, 2010


Seven Saturdays


Bettie Serveert

Shout Out Louds

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Christmas Island


Sleigh Bells

General Decay

Woven Bones

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Lindstrøm & Christabelle

Silver Swans


You Say Party! We Say Die!

Electric President

Monday, February 15, 2010

show reminder: Phantogram at DC9

After being cooped up for a week because of the snow and multiple show cancellations, we're finally getting back into the swing of it tonight with Phantogram at DC9. I love love love this duo (Sara Barthel and Josh Carter) and included Eyelid Movies on my favorite albums for 2009. When I got the full-length last year it was an import, but thankfully it's now available domestically (through Barsuk on CD and Ghostly International on vinyl).

Doors for the show this evening open at 8:30 and tickets are just $8. Opening up is Junk Culture and Sesshin No-Fi. Should be a lot of fun!

Phantogram on MySpace

Phantogram on The Hype Machine

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Bettie Serveert - Deny All

Miles Kurosky - Dog In The Burning Building

The Happy Hollows - Death To Vivek Kemp

The Pipettes - Our Love Was Saved By Spacemen

Yes Giantess - The Ruins

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Language Arts

Sleep Whale

Holly Miranda

Quiet Company

Erik Blood

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Acrylics - Molly's Vertigo

Massive Attack - Splitting The Atom

A Sunny Day In Glasgow - So Bloody, To Tight

St. Vincent - Laughing With A Mouth Of Blood

The Strange Boys - Be Brave

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Frightened Rabbit - Nothing Like You

Cold Cave - Life Magazine

Field Music - Them That Do Nothing

Eugene McGuinness - Bugjuice

First Aid Kit - I Met Up With The King

Thursday, February 04, 2010

ticket giveaway: Inlets at DC9

Finally we get some new music from Sebastian Krueger, who goes by the moniker Inlets. Inter Arbiter is out from Two Syllable on April 20 and I've got a pair of tickets to his show here at DC9 on Tuesday night (02/09/2010). If you'd like to win, please e-mail me at 5actsblog at gmail dot com with the subject line "Bright Orange Air." Contest ends on Monday (02/07/2010) at 9:00 am ET.

Inlets on MySpace

Inlets on The Hype Machine

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

CD giveaway: Massive Attack - Heligoland

With less than one week to go until the release of Heligoland, Massive Attack's fifth studio album, I'm giving away two copies of it. For your shot at winning this one on compact disc, e-mail me at 5actsblog at gmail dot com and use "Pray For Rain" as the subject line. Contest ends on Monday (02/08/2010) at 5:00 pm ET. Good luck!

Massive Attack on MySpace

Massive Attack on The Hype Machine