Clairo announces 2022 tour dates

Clairo announces 2022 tour dates
Arlo Parks and Widowspeak will open for the shows.

By Jordan Darville

July 20, 2021

Clairo. Photo by Adrian Nieto.


Sling, the new album from Clairo, dropped last Friday. If you’re eager to hear some of those songs performed live, you’re in luck: next year, Clairo will embark on an extensive tour spanning North American. Arlo Parks, recently the subject of a GEN F profile on this very website, will open the dates along with Widowspeak.


“Now that shows are starting to come back into our everyday lives,” Clairo said in a press release, “it’s important to prioritize everyone’s experience to the fullest. Everyone deserves a resource and everyone deserves to enjoy the show in peace. I want the audience to know that there is someone who will listen and believe them at every show”

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Find all the shows below; tickets go on sale at noon today.


Clairo 2022 tour dates

02/16 – The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
02/17 – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN
02/19 – The Fillmore Silver Spring – Washington, D.C
02/22 – The National – Richmond, VA
02/24 – Radio City Music Hall – New York, NY
02/26 – The Fillmore – Philadelphia, PA
02/27 – House Of Blues – Boston, MA
03/02 – MTELUS – Montreal, QC
03/04 – HISTORY – Toronto, ON
03/07 – Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
03/08 – The Fillmore – Detroit, MI
03/10 – Riviera Theatre – Chicago, IL
03/18 – The Fillmore – Minneapolis, MN
03/20 -The Fillmore – Denver, CO
03/23 – Paramount Theatre – Seattle, WA
03/25 – Arlene Schnitzer Hall – Portland, OR
03/28 – The Orpheum – Vancouver, BC
03/30 -The Masonic – San Francisco, CA
03/31 – Fox Theater – Oakland, CA
04/02 – The Greek Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
04/03 – House Of Blues – Anaheim, CA
04/05 – Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
04/07- South Side Ballroom – Dallas, TX
04/09 – ACL @ Moody Theater – Austin, TX
04/10 – Bayou Music Center (fka Revention) – Houston, TX
04/13 – The Fillmore Miami Beach – Miami, FL *
04/14 – Hard Rock Live – Orlando, FL *
04/16 – Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA *

* – Arlo Parks not performing


Soccer Mommy shares new single “rom com 2004”

Soccer Mommy shares new single “rom com 2004”
Her (mostly sold out) North American tour begins this September.

By Jordan Darville

July 15, 2021

Last year, Sophie Allison a.k.a. Soccer Mommy shared Color Theory, an adventurous album of pop-punk songs that made it to No. 44 on our end of year projects round-up. Today sees the release of a brand new one-off single charmingly titled “rom com 2004,” a gloriously anarchic send-up of Soccer Mommy’s sound produced by BJ Burton that heralds exciting things for the future. “I wrote this song a while back and made a poppy demo for it,” Alison said in a statement, “then I told BJ to destroy it.” Fustic Studio handles the eye-catching 3D animated video above, and below you can find dates for Soccer Mommy’s upcoming tour with Squirrel Flower and Emily Reo.


Soccer Mommy tour dates

09/15 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse * [SOLD OUT]
09/16 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle * [SOLD OUT]
09/17 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar * [SOLD OUT]
09/18 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer * [SOLD OUT]
09/19 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club * [SOLD OUT]
09/21 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel * [SOLD OUT]
09/22 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club * [SOLD OUT]
09/23 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club * [SOLD OUT]
09/25 – Montreal, QUE – Fairmount Theatre *
09/26 – Toronto, ONT – Phoenix Concert Theatre *
09/28 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop * [SOLD OUT]
09/29 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall * [SOLD OUT]
10/01 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom *
10/16 – Washington, DC – All Things Go Festival
10/18 – Charlotte, NC – Visulite Theatre ^
10/19 – Birmingham, AL – Saturn ^
10/21 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall ^
10/22 – Austin, TX – Emo’s East ^
10/23 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater ^
10/26 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom ^ [SOLD OUT]
10/27 – San Diego, CA – Music Box ^
10/28 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre ^ [SOLD OUT]
10/29 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore ^ [SOLD OUT]
10/31 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre ^ [SOLD OUT]
11/01 – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall ^ [SOLD OUT]
11/02 – Boise, ID – The Olympic ^
11/04 – Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre ^
11/06 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room Lounge ^
11/07 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue ^
11/08 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre ^ [SOLD OUT]
11/09 – St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall ^


* with support from Squirrel Flower
^ with support from Emily Reo

Thumbnail photo by Monica Murray


Lala Lala announces new album, shares single with NNAMDÏ, tour dates

Lala Lala announces new album, shares single with NNAMDÏ, tour dates
I Want The Door To Open is the follow-up to Lala Lala’s excellent 2018 record The Lamb, and arrives October 8 on Hardly Art.

By Shaad D'Souza

July 13, 2021

Lala Lala, aka Lillie West, has announced that her new album I Want The Door To Open will be released this October on Hardly Art. The follow-up to the Chicago-based musician’s excellent 2018 album The Lamb (which we mistakenly put on our Best Albums of 2019 list), I Want The Door To Open is “sonically bigger and thematically more outward-looking” than past Lala Lala music, featuring contributions from WHY?’s Yoni Wolf, Nnamdi Ogbonnaya, Kara Jackson, OHMME, Adam Schatz, Sen Morimoto, Christian Lee Hutson, Kaina Castillo, Hand Habits’ Meg Duffy, Will Miller, Gia Margaret, Josiah Wolf, and Ben Gibbard.


Alongside the announcement, West has shared “DIVER”, a collaboration with Ogbonnaya that serves as the “thesis of the record”. Of the song, West says: “I want total freedom, total possibility, total acceptance. I want to fall in love with the [metaphorical Sisyphaean] rock. I think it’s easy to feel like we keep making the same mistakes over and over again, that we’re Sisyphus. The key is falling in love with the labor of walking up the mountain.” Watch the video for “DIVER” above and pre-order I Want The Door To Open here.

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West will also play a small run of North American shows in support of I Want The Door To Open. View those dates, as well as her European tour dates, below.


Lala Lala Tour Dates
Fri. Oct. 8 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall *
Wed. Oct. 13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room ^
Wed. Oct. 20 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg!
Thu. Jan. 27, 2022 – Amsterdam, NE @ Paradiso Noord
Fri. Jan. 28, 2022 – Groningen, NE @ Vera
Sat. Jan. 29, 2022 – Brugge, BE @ Cactus at Villa Bota
Sun. Jan. 30, 2022 – Brussels, BE @ Botanique (Rotonde)
Tue. Feb. 1, 2022 – Köln, DE @ Baumann & SOHN
Wed. Feb. 2, 2022 – Berlin, DE @ Kantine am Berghain
Thu. Feb. 3, 2022 – Hamburg, DE @ Molotow
Sat. Feb. 5, 2022 – Göteborg, SE @ Oceanen
Sun. Feb. 6, 2022 – Oslo, NO @ Internasjonalen
Mon. Feb. 7, 2022 – Stockholm, SE @ Hus 7
Tue. Feb. 8, 2022 – Malmö, SE @ Plan B
Wed. Feb. 9, 2022 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega at Ideal Bar
Fri. Feb. 11, 2022 – Prague, CZ @ Underdogs’
Sat. Feb. 12, 2022 – Schorndorf, DE @ Club Manufaktur
Sun. Feb. 13, 2022 – Freiburg, DE @ Swamp
Mon. Feb. 14, 2022 – Yverdon-les-Bains, CH @L’Amalgame
Wed. Feb. 16, 2022 – Zürich, CH @ Rote Fabrik
Thu. Feb. 17, 2022 – Annecy, FR @ Festival Hors-Pistes
Fri. Feb. 18, 2022 – Metz, FR @ Aérogare
Sat. Feb. 19, 2022 – Lille, FR @ l’Aéronef
Sun. Feb. 20, 2022 – Brighton, UK @ Green Door Store Mon.
Feb. 21, 2022 – London, UK @ Moth Club
Wed. Feb. 23, 2022 – Leeds, UK @ Hyde Park Book Club
Thu. Feb. 24, 2022 – Glasgow, UK @ Nice N Sleazy
Fri. Feb. 25, 2022 – Manchester, UK @ YES
Sat. Feb. 26, 2022 – Bristol, UK @ Strange Brew Mon.
Feb. 28, 2022 – Paris, FR @ La Boule Noire
* = w/ Unannounced Special Guest & Kara Jackson
^ = Cryogeyser & Fashion Club
! = Salt Cathedral & Crosslegged

Burna Boy and Wizkid set to headline Lost In Riddim festival

Burna Boy and Wizkid set to headline Lost In Riddim festival
The new afrobeats and dancehall music festival takes place in Sacramento this fall.

By Sajae Elder

July 13, 2021

Burna Boy (L) and Wizkid (R) by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella / Ollie Millington/Redferns.


Burna Boy and Wizkid will headline a brand new afrobeats and dancehall music festival, Lost In Riddim, later this year. Taking place October 2-3 in Sacramento, CA, the festival will also feature Tems, Rotimi, Mr Eazi, Tiwa Savage, Shenseea, Koffee, and more.


“We created this event to not only showcase some of the most popular international music artists in the entire world, many of whom continued to be overlooked by major US music festivals but also create a unique celebration about the beauty of African culture,” said Festival Co-Founders Fornati Kumeh and Jehu “Manny” Hunter in a statement.

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Tickets starts at $140, with Weekend VIP passes on sale for $350. For more information head to


Most recently, Wizkid announced the dates for his upcoming North American tour, which kicks off on September 10.

See the full Lost In Riddim festival lineup below.


Courtney Barnett announces new album Things Take Time, Take Time

Courtney Barnett announces new album Things Take Time, Take Time
Listen to new song “Rae Street” now.

By David Renshaw

July 07, 2021

Mia Mala McDonald

Courtney Barnett has confirmed details of her third studio album Things Take Time, Take Time, due November 12 on Mom+Pop Music / Marathon Artists. The album is preceded by new song “Rae Street,” streaming below, and news of a North American tour.


Things Take Time, Take Time was recorded toward the end of 2020 and early 2021 between Sydney and Melbourne with producer/drummer Stella Mozgawa. It is described in a statement as “a sonic collage of deeply personal snapshots of Barnett at a particularly joyful time in her life.”

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Barnett released debut album Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit in 2015 with follow-up Tell Me How You Really Feel arriving in 2018. In 2017 Barnett teamed up with Kurt Vile to release collaborative album Lotta Sea Lice.

Things Take Time, Take Time tracklist:

“Rae Street”
“Sunfair Sundown”
“Here’s the Thing”
“Before You Gotta Go”
“Turning Green”
“Take it Day By Day”
“If I Don’t Hear From You Tonight”
“Write a List of Things to Look Forward To”
“Oh the Night”


North American Tour:

November 29 – Las Vegas, NA @Brooklyn Bowl with Bedouine
December 1 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory with Bedouine
December 2 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Depot with Bedouine
December 4 – Phoenix, AZ @ Van Buren with Bartees Strange
December 5 – San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park with Bartees Strange
December 9 – Los Angeles, CA – The Theater at Ace Hotel with Warpaint
December 10 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Ace with Bartees Strange
December 12 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fox with Bartees Strange
December 14 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount with Bartees Strange
December 15 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore

January 22 – Minneapolis, MN @ Palace Theatre with Julia Jacklin
January 23 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre with Julia Jacklin
January 25 – Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple Theatre with Julia Jacklin
January 26 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live with Julia Jacklin
January 28 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman with Julia Jacklin
January 29 – Atlanta, GA @ The Eastern with Julia Jacklin
January 31 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel with Shamir


February 2 – Washington DC @ 9:30 Club with Shamir
February 3 – Washington DC @ 9:30 Club with Shamir
February 4 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Met with Julia Jacklin
February 5 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall with Julia Jacklin
February 8 – Boston, MA @ Wang Theatre with Shamir
February 10 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground with Shamir
February 11 – Montreal, QC @ Mtelus with Shamir
February 12 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall with Shamir

beabadoobee shares new EP, “Cologne” music video

beabadoobee shares new EP, “Cologne” music video
Our Extended Play is out now.

By Jordan Darville

June 23, 2021

beabadoobee, an artist making the ’90s alt-rock revival feel natural, is back with a new EP. The four-track Our Extended Play follows her 2020 project Fake It Flowers, one of The FADER’s favorite projects of the year. Dropping today along with the EP is the video for “Cologne,” which stars the artist herself as the leader of some youths who take down some stuffy white people. Only good vibes from beadoobee this Wednesday, in other words. Check out the video above, with beabadoobee’s North American tour dates below.



Thumbnail photo by Callum Harrison


Thundercat announces 2021 tour dates

Thundercat announces 2021 tour dates
He’ll be joined on the North American jaunt by Channel Tres.

By Jordan Darville

June 08, 2021

Thundercat. Photo by Quinn Dunziela


I can pinpoint my Oh shit, this is really happening moment of the coronavirus pandemic as when Thundercat announced the cancellation of his tour. I had tickets to his Toronto date, and probably would have been more disappointed had there not been a global plague about to ravage society. Now that things are reopening in North America, Thundercat has set out a new run of tour dates for the rest of the year. The trek will begin in Omaha, Nebraska at the Maha Music Festival and conclude in Boise, Idaho on December 5. Channel Tres, the house-pop-rapper who recently released his project i can’t go outside, will join Thundercat on almost all of the non-festival dates. See them below. Tickets go on sale here this Friday, June 11 at 10 AM local time.


Thundercat 2021 tour dates

7/31 – Omaha, NE – Maha Music Festival
7/08 – San Francisco, CA – Stern Grove Festival
8/26 – Salt Lake City, UT – Twilight Concert Series
9/12 – Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Music Festival
10/24 – Orlando, FL – The Plaza Live *
10/26 – Jacksonville, FL – Ponte Vedra Concert Hall *
10/27 – Tampa, FL – Jannus Live *
10/28 – New Orleans, LA – The Joy Theater *
10/30 – Austin, TX – TBA
10/31 – Atlanta, GA – The Eastern *
11/02 – Washington, D.C. – 9:30 Club *
11/04 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore *
11/06 – New York, NY – Terminal 5 *
11/07 – Boston, MA – House of Blues *
11/10 – Montreal, Quebec – MTELUS *
11/11 – Toronto, Ontario – History *
11/14 – St. Paul, MN – Palace Theater *
11/16 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant *
11/17 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom *
11/19 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall Downstairs *
11/20 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues Dallas *
11/23 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren *
11/27 – Los Angeles, CA – Shrine Expo Hall *
11/30 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades *
12/03 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom *
12/04 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre *
12/05 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory Boise *


* with Channel Tres

Bad Bunny will team up with Corona (the beer) for 2022 tour

Bad Bunny will team up with Corona (the beer) for 2022 tour
“El Último Tour del Mundo 2022” is coming to North America next year.

By Jordan Darville

April 12, 2021

Bad Bunny. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images.


As the COVID-19 vaccine continues its global rollout, more and more musicians are feeling bold enough to start planning tours. The latest is Bad Bunny, who will take his latest album El Último Tour del Mundo on the road in early 2022. The 25 North American dates will be presented in collaboration with Corona beer, which may or may not be an intentionally ironic collaboration but is pretty funny either way.


Bad Bunny revealed the tour with a video posted on Instagram co-starring the WWE’s Triple H. The wrestler’s appearance comes the day after Bad Bunny’s appearance in the ring at Wrestlemania. Apparently, he was good! Watch that annoucnement below, followed by the tour dates. Tickets for the tour go on sale Friday, April 16 at 12 pm.

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The Weeknd Owns R. Kelly Classic “Down Low” With This Cover

The Weeknd released a cover of R. Kelly‘s 1995 classic “Down Low” and he owns it.

The Canadian singer drops his version of the song on the new episode of OVO Sound Radio on Saturday (Sept. 9). The Weekend chooses an interesting to release a cover of an R. Kelly classic given the current state of bad publicity surrounding the R&B legend with strong accusations of him having a relationship with a minor and having a sex cult ring with several young women. Weeknd has in the past said that this song inspired his career in music, so this cover shouldn’t come as a surprise.

Abel’s cover is slightly different from the original and would make good for a remix version two decades of Kelly released the song. The XO singer is currently embarking on the North American leg of his Starboy: Legend of the Fall world tour and will be performing in Boston, Washington DC, and Philadelphia this week. He was scheduled to perform at last month’s MTV VMAs but pulled out of the event last month due to fatigue from touring for most of the year. He will likely be performing this new single on future tour dates throughout the rest of the year. The tour will come to an end in December.

For the recent accusations against R. Kelly, the singer has strongly denied them saying that people are trying to tarnish his name. But at least one of his accusers came forward with proof that he paid her off to keep quiet about their relationship while she was an underage girl. This is not the first time that similar accusations are being laid against the R&B legend. Nevertheless, this cover of “Down Low” by the weekend is pretty dope, take a listen below. It kind of make you want to go listen to R. Kelly old catalog.

The Weeknd Reps Drake’s Whiskey In New Song

The Weeknd is a big fan of Drake‘s new Virginia Black Whiskey or perhaps he is just giving his hometown comrade hustle a shout-out.

The XO singer posted a preview of his new song with some of the lyrics referencing Drake’s luxury whiskey. “Kick back on the whiskey / Virginia black am now tipsy / On the lay like am Nipsey / Spanish girls wonna kiss me,” the Starboy singer sings. Sounds like another hit is on the way for The Weeknd.

The Weeknd is currently embarking on the North American leg of his Starboy: Legend of the Fall tour. But it looks like in between tour he has been hitting the studio to work on perhaps his next album. There are also some reports of a joint album between himself and Drake, but there are mo word yet on if the project is officially in the works or if Drizzy will be featured on this new single. We don’t even know that title of this new track, all we have is this 15 seconds snippet posted on Twitter and judging from what we hear so far it sounds pretty fire.

The Weeknd has been one of the hottest R&B stars on the scene for the last few years and both his last two albums, Beauty Behind the Madness released in 2015 and his 2016 LP Starboy, have been both certified multi-platinum and debut at number one on the Billboard 200 chart. Drake launched his new whiskey brand last year June and since then the brand sold over 30,000 cases around the world. Drake and his father even famously did a commercial about the brand. He even got a shout-out from Diddy earlier this year. The whiskey brand is base on the 1970s music and fashion era.

.@theweeknd gave drizzy's whiskey a shoutout on this new heater he previewed ? ? ?

— Genius (@Genius) September 6, 2017