Peter Mulvey – Silver Ladder

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Silver Ladder is the new album from songwriter Peter Mulvey that gets a UK release on March 31st, Mulvey ran a very successful fan-funding project on Kickstarter to help get the recording out to a wider audience and the album was produced Chuck ‘Green on Red’ Prophet. The muse came arose from the ashes of a turbulent period of Mulvey’s personal life, a period that left him searching for a way out and catharsis came from writing; “I’ve been through it. I bet you have too,” he said, “but there are times in life when you turn a corner and suddenly everything is simple: let’s make some songs, people! Let’s play!” .

Peter Mulvey – Lies You Forgot You Told

Ireland & UK Tour · March-April 2014

MARCH
Weds 19 Wexford The Sky & The Ground
Thurs 20 Kildare Cunningham’s
Fri 21 Belfast The Errigle Inn
Sat 22 Ballybofey Balor Arts Centre
Sun 23 Dublin The Vintage Room at The Workman’s Club
Mon 24 Ballymore Eustace Mick Murphy’s
Tues 25 Formby Grateful Fred’s at The Cafe D’Art
Weds 26 Brighton The Greys
Thurs 27 Cropredy The Brasenose Arms
Fri 28 Barton Upon Humber Ropery Hall at The Ropewalk
Sat 29 Belper The Queens Head
Sun 30 Barnsley Horizon Theatre – Barnsley Acoustic Roots Day NB. Afternoon Show
Sun 30 Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club
Mon 31 Norwich The Bicycle Shop

APRIL
Tues 1 London The Old Queen’s Head, Islington with Kimmie Rhodes

Peter Mulvey (Profile - photo by Jonathan Ryder)

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Jon Langford – Record Store Day 7″ – Free Noisetrade EP – ‘Here Be Monsters’ Album News

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Mighy Mekon, songwriter, artist, and poet Jon Langford is back with his band Skull Orchard, they have a new 7″ titled Days & Nights lined up for Record Store Day on April 19th and their album Here Be Monsters is released on April 1st, in the interim you can get your hands on a Free EP from Noisetrade that includes demo tracks from both releases and the studio version of the first single from Here Be Monsters, Mars.

Jon on Drone Warfare, Alternative Astronomy and Honky Tonk at Vice







US Tour Dates:
3/13: Austin, TX – Gingerman (SXSW)
3/15: Austin, TX – Yard Dog Gallery (SXSW)
3/21: Madison, WI – Kiki’s House of Righteous Music
3/22: Carbondale, IL – The Old Feedstore
3/23: Chicago, IL – The Hideout (Hometown Record Release Party)
4/3: Cambridge, MA – Atwoods Tavern
4/4: Brooklyn, NY – The Bell House
4/5: Rehoboth Beach, DE – Dogfish Head Brewing and Eats
4/6: Arlington, VA – IOTA Club & Cafe
4/7: Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern
4/8: Pittsburgh, PA – Thunderbird
4/9: Newport, KY – The Southgate House Revival
4/14: Berwyn, IL – FitzGerald’s w/ Dave Alvin
4/15-17: Chicago, IL to Portland, OR – Roots on the Rails Train Trip w/ Dave Alvin
4/18: Portland, OR – White Eagle co-headline w/ David Olney
4/19: Seattle, WA – The Stables
4/20: Vashon Island, WA – Free Acoustic show with Art at The Cone Gallery
4/21: Port Townshend, WA – The Cellar Door
5/1: New Orleans, LA – Free show at Le Mieux Gallery, Julia Street
5/17: Portland, ME – Last Church on the Left

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Mat D and the Profane Saints – Holyoke

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My first taste of this album came from a solo performance from Mat D (Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo) that was featured on CXCW last year, at that time the focus and intention for Holyoke was to record it as a solo album, then during rehearsals the decision was made to switch to a full band sound and even though much of the recording work had being done the original recordings were effectively scrapped and work started anew with the Profrane Saints; Kurt Mullins (Fretless Bass, Lead Electric Guitar, Keys), Jeff Deignan (Drums and Percussion), Shawn Blomberg (Bass Guitar).

The death of Mat’s Father in 2008 and then his Grandfather in 2011 resulted in several somber road trips to his home state of Colarado, on one trip back home from Denver Mat spotted a sign from the interstate, “Holyoke – there’s nothing holy about this landscape…it all seems so forsaken…so barren.” and so the album was named and takes it’s lyrical inspiration from the desert prairie landscape of Eastern Colorado, Western Nebraska and the Black Hills of South Dakota drawing stories and themes out of the local vistas, legends and myths. The resulting album is unapologetic in it’s delivery, Mat D’s vocal jumps out of the speakers taking no prisoners and the instruments play loud in an attempt to reign him in – turn it up loud and let yourself be transported to a raucous roadhouse of dubious repute somewhere of a dusty blacktop (I’ll be in the corner, trying to look inconspicuous)

For a taste of some of the songs in solo mode you can stream and download Broken Hymns and Ballads of the Roadhouse Shrine at Bandcamp – and check-out volume 2 and 3 whilst you’re there too.

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Holyoke

From 2013 CXCW performance, Gambling Girls and Guns

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