The Matches Release ‘E. Von Dahl’ Live Album

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The Matches celebrated the tenth anniversary of their breakthrough record E. Von Dahl Killed the Locals the only way that you should celebrate such an anniversary; by reuniting even if it was for one show.

The California-based band who went on hiatus in the Summer of 2009, started to post old photos under the hashtag #oldschoolmatches at the beginning of 2014 which left some scratching their heads and assuming they would be reuniting. Those speculating a reunion would be some what right.

Then, a few months later in May 2014, the band officially announced, via a video on YouTube that they would be doing a one-time reunion show at Slim’s in San Francisco, just for the tenth anniversary of their debut record.

Now, the band have released the recordings from the show as a live album titled, 10YearsEVDKTL.

The full stream of the album which features songs from the album as well as others, can be heard below.

Ready for Unlimited Concerts for $25? Jukely Is.

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What would it be like to only pay $25 a month and get to go to an unlimited amount of concerts for that price?

For people like us who find joy in going as many concerts as we can, it sounds like a dream come true especially when concerts can easily cost you anywhere from the twenties to hundreds price range depending on the act and the demand for them in your location.

A start-up named Jukely is attempting to do just that; give music fans the chance to pay $25 a month and have them go to an unlimited number of concerts. If it catches on, there might be a chance that ticketing sites like StubHub might get a run for their overpriced tickets.

“We asked how much people would pay. $100? No. $50? Still too high. Then we asked if they’d pay $25 and that seemed to spark their interest,” Jukely co-founder Bora Celik explained about the idea behind this unlimited concert subscription.

But, if you’re a little worried about trusting Celik and his vision, he has quite a resume that could help convince doubters that he’s genuine about his project. Celik was described by TechCrunch as “a mix of an engineer and a promoter.” He previously put concerts together for big named DJs, Kaskade and Tiesto while his co-founder, Andrew Cornett, who designed the app, helped build Kickstarter.

Not too shabby for a couple of guys trying to get the best price for a concert.

As of now, the venture is currently being Beta tested in New York where 17 venues, including Webster Hall have agreed to partner up with Celik and Cornett on the project.

Then, comes the next round of doubters who ask how Celik, Cornett and the project in general will make any money offering unlimited concerts for just $25 a month. Celik reportedly said that he sees it as a win-win situation for Jukely and the concert promoters.

The project gets their money while concert promoters will make money off of tickets that probably would have not been sold had they stuck to trying to push the tickets.

As good as the project sounds, Celik does tell potential customers that they should not expect big names to be on the list of artists, at least not yet. The point is to fill venues and expose people to new artists that are just starting to blow up, but we can imagine that will change once the venture starts to gain traction.

Since it’s still in its Beta testing phase, there’s a wait list for those interested in joining who happen to live in New York City. But, New York City is just the tip of the iceberg for Celik. His goal, as of right now, is to launch Jukely in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

It was announced that the first artists to be getting the Jukely treatment will be You Blew!, Hop Along and Dads.

San Fran’s Outside Lands Festival Line-Up

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Another festival, another line-up reveal but this time it’s for San Francisco’s Outside Lands Festival.

Paul McCartney, Nine Inch Nails, Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and more are set to play this year’s Outside Lands Festival, festival organizers revealed yesterday.

But that’s not all, other artists that will be joining this year’s installment of the festival include: Other artists booked for the sixth installment of Outside Lands include: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Grizzly Bear, D’Angelo, the National, Kurt Vile and the Violators, Wavves, Jurassic 5, Youth Lagoon, Gary Clark Jr., Jessie Ware, Foals, Yeasayer, Surfer Blood, Chromatics, Willie Nelson & Family, Kaskade, Pretty Lights, Matt & Kim, Camper Van Beethoven, the Men, Thao & the Get Down Stay Down, Dawes, the Tallest Man on Earth, Band of Horses, A-Trak, Young the Giant.

Tickets for the festival will start to be sold on April 18 at noon PST. A significant portion of the proceeds from tickets will reportedly be donated to San Francisco’s Recreation and Park Department.

Now that’s a way to give back to Mother Nature.

Bjork to Head Out on North American Tour

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Bjork has announced that she and her crazy style will be heading on the road for a North American tour for the Spring and Summer. According to sources she will perform intimate shows in Los Angeles and San Francisco in May and June.

Aside from her performances, she will also be bringing her Biophilia educational workshops those locations. The Biophilia workshops are a series of workshops for schoolchildren to explore the intersection of music and science. The first time that the singer put this workshop idea to work was in Iceland where she spent four weeks teaching 60 children.

As if Bjork didn’t already have enough on her hands, she has also announced that she will be performing at a few upcoming festivals including Twinkle Rock Festival and Bonnaroo.

TOUR DATES: 

May 22 San Francisco, CA – Craneway Pavilion

May 25 San Francisco, CA – Craneway Pavilion

May 28 San Francisco, CA – Craneway Pavilion

June 2 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium

June 5 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium

June 11 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl

June 15 Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Festival

June 27 Niigata, Japan – Fuji Rock Festival

July 13 Ottawa, Ontario – Ottawa Blues Festival

July 16 Toronto, Ontario – Echo Beach

July 19 Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Music Festival

August 10 Taipei, Taiwan – Twinkle Rock Festival

September 7 Berlin, Germany – Berlin Festival