Brandon Kinder (The Rocketboys) will release a solo EP online under the name The Wealthy West on March 8th. A new solo track can be heard here. Also, for a limited time, you can grab both the full-length and first EP from "the boys" for free here.
Jonathan Lullo (ex-Down to Earth Approach) will be playing his first solo show in New York City on Jan. 30th at the 507 Bar in Brooklyn. Also on the bill are Wren Williams and Fat City Auto Wrecker (feat. PJ from Lux Courageous).
Brian Dixon, guitarist for dirty reggae outfit The Aggrolites, who have also taken on the role of doubling as the backing band for Tim Armstrong's (Rancid) solo project, has announced that fans can expect to see the collaboration, entitled A Poet's Life, in stores this March. Furthemore, Dixon hinted that a tour in support of the release may see the light of day as well, although no confirmed details have been unveiled thus far.
Tim Armstrong (Rancid) has released the second song and music video from his forthcoming, free, downloadable solo effort, A Poet's Life, which is currently undergoing construction. You can download the second track, "Wake Up", here, and the rightful music video is available for your viewing pleasure here.
Emily Haines of Metric, who will be releasing her debut solo album Knives Don't Have Your Back on September 26th, will be touring in September. The backing band will consist of some members of Broken Social Scene, Metric and Stars.
Joe Lally (Fugazi), has finished recording his first solo album There to Here, which will be released by Dischord Records sometime in October. It was recorded by the famous Ian MacKaye and Don Zientara. and features contributes by Eddie Janney (Rites of Spring), Jason Kourkounis (Hot Snakes), Guy Picciotto (Fugazi), Ian Mackaye (Fugazi) and more
Jason Lytle, frontman of the now-defunct Grandaddy, will be playing a series of intimate, acoustic shows this summer - the "Look Who Drifted into Town Tour - An Evening with Jason Lytle." He'll be performing fan favorite Grandaddy songs as well as his own songs; accompanying him will be Rusty Miller of Jackpot.
The Early November have a BBQ tour planned for next summer, where everyone can come and hang out with the band and eat before the shows. Also, Ace plans on releasing one solo cd per month next year. Each album will be 10 songs long and showcase different styles such as grunge and country. Today, the band posted a new song title "No Good At Saying Sorry" on AOLMusic.com, check it out! The Mother, The Mechanic, And The Path hits shelves on July 11th.
David Bazan's (Pedro the Lion) debut solo EP Fewer Moving Parts will be released June 13, 2006. The album finds Bazan going back to his creative roots, performing and recording all the music by himself in his home studio. The EP will have two different versions of five new Bazan songs. One version will be stripped down acoustic and another version will have full-instrumentation. Acclaimed graphic novel artist Zak Sally is creating new original artwork for the EP. Pre-order the record here.
Bad Religion frontman, Greg Graffin, will be releasing his solo album, Cold As The Clay, on July 11th; The Weakerthans served as the backing band and provided some guest vocals along with Jolie Holland. The tracklisting and press release is below.
Matthew Friedberger, one half of The Fiery Furnaces, will be releasing his first solo record on August 8th. It is actually a double album, called Winter Women/Holy Ghost Language School, and will be released on new label 859 Recordings. The first album is more pop and the second is more experimental.
According to Ticketweb, Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie, Postal Service) is playing a solo show at Bowery Ballroom on January 10th. Can we expect a string of these solo dates? Who knows, but tickets for the Bowery Ballroom show are on sale now.