Alt-country heavyweights Two Cow Garage are currently in the midst of a fall European tour. Frontman Micah Schnabel has taken to writing journal entries for the tour. Head to the replies to read the inaugural entry.
Abandon Kansas and Seabird are heading out on a co-headlining tour, with Clemency as support. Also, Abandon Kansas are getting ready for their 5th annual “Living Room Tour.” Fans will be able to submit their living rooms to host until September 22nd, aiming for a kick-off date of November 5th. Check out tour dates and purchase tickets in the replies.
Jump to the replies to check out (at long last) the set times for this weekend's Riot Fest in Chicago. Then use the replies to express how happy or devastated you are. Tickets can be bought on Riot Fest's website.
PropertyOfZack has posted a new Perspective on how Riot Fest and co-founder Mike Petryshyn went about creating their Chicago lineup. POZ is calling it the "best festival lineup we'll ever see," so you can go ahead and debate that in the replies. Also, tickets are on the Riot website and all of our Riot Fest 2013 coverage is here.
Touché Amoré and Balance & Composure will be celebrating their upcoming record releases by playing a one-off show together on September 25th at Los Globos in Silverlake, CA. Be jealous that I'm going to this.
The Swellers are hitting the road this fall on “The Light Under Closed Doors Tour” in support of the band's new record coming out on October 29th. This isn't your typical tour as the band will be bringing it straight to the fans with a mix of clubs, house parties, pizza parlors, skate rinks and various other assorted intimate venues that kicks off in Chicago on October 18th and ends in Grand Rapids on November 29th. You can find all the dates and details in the replies.
Dates for Heartsounds' upcoming East Coast tour can be found in the replies. Additionally, the band has confirmed that it's third full-length record will be released on October 15th through Creator-Destructor Records.
Fest 12 has released its full schedule, which you can view on their website. With the festival expanding to four days for the first time ever, there's a lot to digest. If you're going, discuss who you want to see most, where you'll be each night and speculate about the "mystery sets." And remember, there are always conflicts when your festival has this many great bands...so keep the noise down. Also, remember to pick up your tickets and keep up with our coverage.
Stages & Stereos will be heading out on tour with Mayday Parade, Man Overboard, and Cartel. Before they leave, the band doing a quick tour with Truth or Consequence (Brooks Betts & Jeremy Lenzo of Mayday Parade) and Paper States. Go Radio guitarist Alex Reed will be joining Stages & Stereos to fill in on guitar during this run. Tour dates are below. Stages & Stereos will release Small Town Favorites on September 24th - you can hear the title track in the replies.