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SECRET CITIES ANNOUNCE NEW LP ‘WALK ME HOME’ OUT JUNE 24 ON WESTERN VINYL – DOWNLOAD “BAD TRIP” SINGLE AT WONDERINGSOUND

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SECRET CITIES announce the release of their great new LP ‘WALK ME HOME’ out this summer on WESTERN VINYL (Dawn Landes, Old Podrida, Ava Luna).  ‘Walk Me Home’ is the 3rd LP from Secret Cities and follows their acclaimed releases, 2011’s ‘Strange Hearts’ and 2010’s ‘Pink Graffiti.’   Recorded in 10 days at SF’s Tiny Telephone with Jay Pellicci (The Dodos, Deerhoof, Erase Errata) manning the controls, ‘Walk Me Home’  is the result of the most spontaneous, democratic, and visceral recording of the band’s life.  Secret Cities will play CMJ in NYC this Fall.  US touring TBA.


Get free MP3 download of ‘Walk Me Home’ single “Bad Trip”: 
http://www.wonderingsound.com/news/listen-secret-cities-splendid-sugary-bad-trip/

Watch “Interlude 1” teaser video starring Secret Cities and the city of San Francisco:  http://youtu.be/SaoyPK0XEas

Pre-order ‘Walk Me Home’ via iTunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/album/walk-me-home/id862425704

RIYL:  Deerhunter, The Antlers, Grizzy Bear

Band site:  http://secretcitiesmusic.com/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/secretcitiesmusic
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/secretcitiesss

 

 

REGGIE WATTS @ TOWN HALL NYC WED JUNE 18 – TIX ON SALE TOMORROW – NEW SEASON OF COMEDY BANG! BANG! LAUNCHES MAY 8 ON IFC

 
Comedian/ vocalist/ beatboxer/ actor / musician/ improvisor extraordinaire REGGIE WATTS will be performing his highly-anticipated, first full NYC show of the year this summer.  After a sold out show at Irving Plaza last December, Reggie will be bringing his mindblowing improvisional mix of music and comedy to NYC’s TOWN HALL for a headlining show on WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18 as part of the BLUE NOTE JAZZ FESTIVALTickets are sale tomorrow, Tuesday April 15 at http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/03004C83ED24CE69   A portion of the proceeds will benefit JazzReach.

Next month, Reggie can be seen in the new season of IFC’s hit surrealist talk show COMEDY BANG! BANG! which premieres THURSDAY MAY 8 at 10:30pm ET. Back for Season 3 as the show’s one man band and Scott Aukerman’s musical cohort, Reggie will be creating his signature beats and joining Scott on all-new adventures including holiday-themed episodes, a turtle expert, home renovation makeovers, time travel, plate spinning, catfishing, an unexpected natural disaster and much more.  The new season features the return of the popular webseries “REGGIE MAKES MUSIC” which has previously paired Reggie in does impromptu duets with some of Comedy Bang! Bang!’s guests including Zach Galifianakis, John Hamm, Amy Poehler, Andy Samberg, Paul Rudd, Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Elizabeth Banks and many more.

 
Elsewhere, Reggie can be seen and heard in new music ventures including his sublime “Brownsville Girl” cover on the new Bob Dylan tribute album, as guest vocalist on new tracks from Joan as Policewoman and Cibo Matto, and in Yoko Ono’s music video “Bad Dancer.”  This June Reggie opens for Nick Drake in Canada.
Reggie is a founding member of JASH.com with Michael Cera, Sarah Silverman and Tim and Eric, and the creator of many original, viral video for the channel including the new “TEACH” series.  Reggie’s JASH.com video channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/ReggieWattsJash

Keep up with all things Reggie on Twitter at  https://twitter.com/ReggieWatts

HOT COMEDY COMES TO AUSTIN THIS MONTH WITH KURT BRAUNOHLER, JOE MANDE & TODD BARRY ON HIS FINAL CROWD WORK TOUR

 

KURT BRAUNOHLER is a regular on Chelsea Lately, @midnight and Bob’s Burgers, and has performed on CONAN.  His chart-topping debut comedy album How Do I Land?,  is now available on Kill Rock Stars (the first comedy signing for the venerable indie music label).  He hosts the weekly sold out comedy variety show “Hot Tub” with his comedy partner Kristen Schaal in LA and his very popular podcast “The K Ohle” can be heard weekly on the Nerdist Network.
Kurt performs on Conan http://teamcoco.com/video/kurt-braunohler-08-15-13

JOE MANDE is a comedian and writer who currently writes for Parks and Recreation and has also written for Comedy Central’s Kroll Show, as well as Adult Swim’s Delocated and NTSF: SVU. He has been the featured comedian twice on CONAN and his half-hour special premiered on Comedy Central.  Mande’s incredible debut album ‘Bitchface,’ featuring his stand up comedy mixed with voicemail messages from the likes of Amy Poehler, DJ drops and guest appearances by The RZA, Roy Hibbert, Aziz Ansari, Nick Kroll, Jenny Slate, Fabolous and many more is out now.  Stream ‘Bitchface’ in fullhttps://soundcloud.com/greedheadmusic/sets/joe-mande-bitchface/s-Vupen

TODD BARRY (Conan, Flight of the Conchords) is bringing his Final Crowd Work Tour to Austin in support of the release of his brand new concert film, “Todd Barry:  The Crowd Work Tour,” produced by Louis CK, directed by Lance Bangs and filmed on Todd’s sold out 2013 tour, and available now on Louis’ site for $5  http://bit.ly/1hOPXox.  The night offers audiences one last chance to interact with the master as he leaves his scripted jokes at home to perform an entire show riffing and bantering with the audience.
Todd Barry Performs Stand-up on Conan VIDEOhttp://youtu.be/8muNixIAOYc

KURT BRAUNOHLER
4/23  @ Cap City Comedy Club, 8pm
4/24  @ Parish, Always Be Closin’ with Rory Scovel, 7:15pm
4/24  @ Speakeasy, Four Eyes, 10:30
4/25 @ Parish, Four Eyes, 7:15
4/26  @ The Hideout, Trifecta, 7:15

JOE MANDE 
4/18 & 19 @ Paramount Theater w/ Aziz Ansari
4/24 @ NY NY, 8:15
4/25 @ Speakeasy, 8pm
4/26 @ Speakeasy, 8pm

TODD BARRY
4/27 @ The ND “The Final Crowd Work Tour”

 

KILL ROCK STARS COMEDY PLAYLIST

Check out a great collection of videos by comedians on Kill Rock Stars, including Kurt Braunohler (How Do I Land?) and Hari Kondabolu (Waiting For 2042)

 

PRETTY GOOD FRIENDS TOUR FEATURING EUGENE MIRMAN AND DANIEL KITSON ANNOUNCED

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The long-running hit Brooklyn comedy show PRETTY GOOD FRIENDS hits the road this spring for a tour featuring NY comedy hero EUGENE MIRMAN (Bob’s Burgers, Flight of the Conchords) and legendary UK comedian DANIEL KITSON on his first ever US tour.  Called “the Salinger of stand up…the most sought after standup of his generation” (The Guardian) and “a national institution,” (Telegraph), Daniel Kitson is a multi-award winning comedian and this tour will offer US audiences a rare opportunity to see this legend live.

Pretty Good Friends was hailed “New York’s Best Indie Comedy Night” by New York Magazine, and this spring the celebrated New York comedy mainstay will embark on its 2nd tour May 9-14.  Tickets on sale Wednesday, April 2 at 12pm ET.

Pretty Good Friends, produced and curated by long-time collaborators Eugene Mirman and Julie Smith, originally launched in 2006 is an intimate evening of innovative standup comedy and polished chaos that sometimes includes short films or music. It also spawned the world’s first sincere-and-ironic comedy festival, aptly named the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, now in its 6th successful year in Brooklyn and 2nd year in Boston this May.

PRETTY GOOD FRIENDS TOUR
FEATURING EUGENE MIRMAN AND DANIEL KITSON:

5/3 – Boston, MA @ Berklee Performance Center
5/9 – Ferndale, MI @  The Loving Touch
5/11 – Minneapolis, MN @  Women’s Club Assembly Hall
5/12 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
5/13 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
5/14 – Nashville, TN @ Belcourt Theater

“The best mix of format and talent for a comedy show…screwball stand-up, stories, skits, and short films.”New York Magazine

 

 

 

HARI KONDABOLU MAKES LATE SHOW DEBUT

 

Hari Kondabolu made his late night debut with a killer set on Late Show with David Letterman which included material from his outstanding new album ‘Waiting For 2042′, out now on Kill Rock Stars.

Last night, Hari also kicked off his US tour.  Catch him on these upcoming dates:

3/29 – Seattle, WA @ The Neptune, 8pm, 21+, $15 http://bit.ly/1eOhmrE
3/30 – Portland, OR @ Helium 21+, 7:30, $15    http://bit.ly/1irnhSZ
4/1 – Boston, MA @ Improv Boston, 7:30 & 9:30, $15 adv/$20 dos http://bit.ly/1etYutR
4/2 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Café Live,, 8pm, $12 adv/ $14 dos http://ticketf.ly/1nWqnzZ
4/4 – Chicago @ Lincoln Hall, 8pm, 18+, $17  http://bit.ly/1fmC5iL
4/29 – Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center Doors 7pm, Show 7:30, $15/ $18. All ages http://www.thecedar.org/events/2014/04/29/hari-kondabolu

 

 

 

TODD BARRY’S STAND UP SET ON CONAN

Last night the master of crowd work proved why he is also a master of stand up with a killer set on CONAN.

Todd Barry’s new Lance Bangs directed / Louis CK funded and produced tour doc “Todd Barry: The Crowd Work Tour” is $5 on Louis CK’s site: https://buy.louisck.net/purchase/todd-barry-the-crowd-work-tour

 

 

 

 

TODD BARRY’S NEW CROWD WORK TOUR DOC AVAILABLE FOR $5 ON LOUIS CK’S SITE

 

Todd Barry’s new Lance Bangs directed / Louis CK produced tour doc is out right NOW!  “Todd Barry: The Crowd Work Tour” is $5 on Louis CK’s site: https://buy.louisck.net/purchase/todd-barry-the-crowd-work-tour

And the New York Times talked to Todd and Louie about it all. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/22/arts/television/todd-barrys-film-debuts-on-his-friends-website.html?smid=fb-share

Todd Barry is renowned for his amazing crowd work.  In fact, fellow comedian Marc Maron hails Todd’s crowd work is “one of the greatest things to witness in modern comedy.”   Last year, Todd left his scripted jokes at home to perform an entire tour of riffing and bantering with the audience.  Todd performed multiple sold out Crowd Work Tour shows and Lance Bangs and a camera crew went along for the ride for seven shows up the West Coast from San Diego to Anchorage while shooting the special.

This Spring, Todd takes a victory lap with his Final Crowd Work Tour – dates below.  And watch Todd on CONAN, Monday March 24, and @midnight on Tuesday March 25.

TODD BARRY FINAL CROWD WORK TOUR

April 3 – Raleigh, NC – Kings Barcade
April 4 – Charleston, SC – Theatre 99
April 5 – Atlanta, GA – Village Theatre
April 6 – Nashville, TN – High Watt
April 16 – Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Cultural Center
April 17 – Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
April 18 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
April 25 – Dallas, TX – Sons of Hermann Hall
April 26 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
April 27 – Austin, TX – North Door
May 8 – Washington DC – Sixth & I Downstairs (7PM and 9PM)
May 9 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
May 11 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
May 13 – Brooklyn, NY – The Bell House

http://toddbarry.com
http://www.twitter.com/toddbarry

 

 

 

EUGENE MIRMAN ON LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS

Last night, Eugene Mirman performed on Late Night with Seth Meyers, and next month he brings his Comedy Festival back to Boston for four nights of outstanding comedy at The Sinclair and Berklee Performance Center May 1-4.   Joining Eugene at the 2nd Annual Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival Boston will be fellow MA-raised humorist John Hodgman, “Bob’s Burgers” co-stars Jon Benjamin (Archer) and Kristen Schaal (30 Rock), legendary UK comedian Daniel Kitson, Chelsea Peretti, Wyatt Cenac, Nick Thune,  Ken Reid, Mehran Khaghani, and a very special Boston edition of the hit live show and podcast StarTalk Live! with guest host Bill Nye The Science Guy, plus more special guests tba.

INFO & TIX:  http://www.eugenemirmancomedyfestival.com/boston/

 

JOE MANDE’S ‘BITCHFACE’ MIXTAPE OUT TODAY

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JOE MANDE’s brilliant debut comedy mixtape ‘BITCHFACE’ is available today on Greedhead Music.  The album includes nearly an hour of Mande’s stand up mixed with voicemail messages from the likes of Amy Poehler and The RZA, DJ drops, effects ala Top 40 radio and guest appearances by Fabolous, Roy Hibbert, Aziz Ansari, Nick Kroll, Jenny Slate and many more.  ‘Bitchface’ mixtape is unlike any other comedy album you’ll hear this year and you can stream it in full on soundcloud HERE

 

‘Bitchface’ is available via iTunes at  http://bit.ly/P1EqdN

Order hard copy CD via PayPal: http://bit.ly/1qCIT4J

 

Joe Mande is a comedian and writer who currently writes for the award winning NBC comedy PARKS AND RECREATION.  Joe has also written for Comedy Central’s KROLL SHOW, as well as Adult Swim’s DELOCATED and NTSF: SVU. He has been the featured comedian twice on CONAN and his half-hour special premiered on Comedy Central in June 2012.  Joe has performed stand-up all over the country at festivals, colleges and clubs.

Catch Joe Mande on headlining shows this month in support of  ‘Bitchface’  and on tour with Aziz Ansari.


JOE MANDE ON TOUR

3/23 – Toronto, ON @ Comedy Bar:  Early Show, Late Show
3/24 – Philadelphia, PA @ Helium
3/25 – DC @ Black Cat
3/27 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Bell House
3/28 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott
3/29 – Richmond, BC @ River Rock Casino Resort ^
3/30 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theater ^
4/2 – San Francisco, CA @ Davies Symphony Hall ^
4/4 – Palo Alto, CA @ Stanford University ^
4/5 – Bakersfield, CA @ Fox Theater ^
4/6 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Arlington Theter ^
4/24-26 – Austin, TX @ Moontower Comedy Festival
^ Dates with Aziz Ansari

 

Watch the ‘Bitchface’ video trailer HERE

http://joemande.com/

https://twitter.com/JoeMande

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