Thursday, October 11

Lucero @ Armando's in Martinez, CA. ~ 10/5/12

Lucero is at their very best in tiny clubs and small bars. 
This show was excellent. 
If you get a chance to see one of your favorite bands at Armando's in downtown Martinez, CA, do it! It's a fantastic little club. 
 It reminds me of what Ark-a'ik almost was or could have been. 
Thanks to Ben for closing the show with "Drink 'Till We're Gone." 
Come back soon, fellas.

Wednesday, October 10

New Sea Wolf

Indie-folk group Sea Wolf - the brainchild of Los Angeles native Alex Brown Church - just kicked off a nationwide tour last week in support of their new album Old World Romance.

After two successful releases (2007's Leaves In The River & 2009's White Water, White Bloom), Sea Wolf landed a track on the soundtrack to the 2009 mega-hit film The Twilight Saga: New Moon. Since then, Alex and his band have been working away at crafting what would become Old World Romance. After completing tracking last year, a complete hard drive failure forced them to start over and re-record the entire album from square one.

Months later, they emerged with the ten tracks that make up Old World Romance - arguably the band's best material to date. A release that Performer Magazine calls "a beautiful album, dark and thoughtful but with bright moments of hope and acceptance," and LA Times praises for its "lushly languid folk-pop arrangements."

Listen to the album below, or find it on your favorite streaming music service. 

Stream Old World Romance

10/09 | Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive 
10/11 | St. Louis, MO @ Plush 
10/12 | Louisville, KY @ Jim Porter's Good Time Emporium 
10/13 | Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre 
10/14 | Columbus, OH @ The Basement 
10/15 | Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE 
10/16 | Asbury Park, NY @ The Saint 
10/19 | New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge [CMJ Showcase]
10/20 | Boston, MA @ Church 
10/21 | Philadelphia, PA @ North Star Bar 
10/22 | Washington, DC @ DC9 
10/23 | Toledo, OH @ Frankies Inner-City
10/24 | Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall 
10/25 | Milwaukee, WI @ Club Garibaldi 
10/26 | Minneapolis, MN @ The Cedar Cultural Center 
10/29 | Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge 
10/30 | Missoula, MT @ Top Hat Lounge 
10/31 | Pullman, WA @ Bell Tower 
11/01 | Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern 
11/02 | Vancouver, BC @ Electric Owl 
11/03 | Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge 
11/05 | San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
11/07 | Santa Cruz, CA @ Rio Theatre 
11/08 | Fresno, CA @ Fulton 55 
11/09 | San Diego, CA @ The Casbah 
11/10 | Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre