(Sandy) Alex G Announces North American Fall Tour
Aug14

(Sandy) Alex G Announces North American Fall Tour

Since the release of Rocket, the 8th full-length album from (Sandy) Alex G – aka Alex Giannascoli – in May of last year, Alex and his band have been touring the world over. Most recently, they played a run of dates with Fleet Foxes and toured supporting fellow Philadelphians Dr Dog, all while making stops at Sasquatch Festival in Washington, Boston Calling, Primavera Sound in Spain and Pitchfork Music Festival in both...

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Closer You Are Book Giveaway: Biography of Robert Pollard
Aug09

Closer You Are Book Giveaway: Biography of Robert Pollard

Update: The contest is over. You read correctly. Courtesy of Da Capo Press, TFN is giving away two copies of Closer You Are: The Story of Robert Pollard and Guided by Voices by Matthew Cutter. The book is the upcoming authorized biography of Robert Pollard, indie rock icon and founder of Guided By Voices. It hits stores August 21st. Entry is simple: Just email us at thefirenote@gmail.com and put READ GBV in your subject line. Winners...

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A Shoreline Dream present new EP – Waitout
Jun28

A Shoreline Dream present new EP – Waitout

Colorado-based pprogressive shoegaze postpunk outfit A Shoreline Dream have a new EP out July 6 via Latenight Weeknight Records. For this release, frontman Ryan Policky (vocals, guitar, keys, bass) and Erik Jeffries (guitar) have reunited with the band’s original drummer Gabriel Ratliff. The lead single “Waitout” is a reflection of the current state of world affairs, focusing on the need to break away from the...

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The Spears (ft Greg Ginn) new track “Born Bad”
May09

The Spears (ft Greg Ginn) new track “Born Bad”

Since the early 1980’s, Chris Barrows has been one of the staple front men in the punk rock scene most recognizably with his pop-punk group Pink Lincolns. If you ever want to check them out, TFN highly recommends their second record, Headache (1989), which was just recently reissued on vinyl. Barrows formed the Spears in 2007 and it has featured members of Down by Law, DRI, Hated Youth and more. On June 29, Rad Girlfriend Records will...

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Homecoming Music Festival 2018: Can’t Miss Artists
Apr27

Homecoming Music Festival 2018: Can’t Miss Artists

The National return home to Cincinnati this weekend and are hosting a celebration of music, art and cultural connections. If you are heading down for the Homecoming festivities, The Fire Note has 5 can’t miss artists below you should seek out during your two days at Smale Park. The good news is that the organizers didn’t overstuff the lineup so it should be fairly easy to get to see your favorite artist. Below are a few we...

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The Breeders Return With New Album March 2nd
Jan10

The Breeders Return With New Album March 2nd

Entitled All Nerve, the Breeders’ first record in a decade will be released on March 2, 2018 via 4AD records. All Nerve reunites band members Kim and Kelley Deal, Josephine Wiggs and Jim Macpherson – the line-up behind 1993’s Last Splash. The quartet returned to the stage in 2013 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Last Splash and have been working on new material since then. The new record features the recent single...

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