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  1. The Fling & Yukon Blonde on tour

    October 24, 2011 by Steph

    The Fling

    It seems like not that long ago I was interviewing The Fling’s frontman Dustin about heading out on a West Coast tour. The Long Beach Dangerbird band is already heading back out on the road, co-headlining with an awesome Canadian band Yukon Blonde.

    The Fling’s album When The Madhouses Appear came out this past March and since then, they’ve been busy touring and being awesome.

    Yukon Blonde

    Yukon Blonde hasn’t wasted any time either. They band spent the last year and a half on tour in North America and Europe. I caught them a few months back at The Echo, before the release of their Fire//Water EP, out on Nevado Records on October 11th.

    MP3 of “Fire” by Yukon Blonde

    Tue, Oct 18   San Diego, CA   Soda Bar
    Wed, Oct 19  Los Angeles, CA  The Echo
    Thu, Oct 20   San Francisco, CA  Bottom Of The Hill
    Sat, Oct 22   Eureka, CA Red Fox Tavern
    Sun, Oct 23   Portland, OR Doug Fir
    Mon, Oct 24 Seattle, WA The Tractor
    Wed, Oct 26 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge
    Fri, Nov 4      Boston, MA    Middle East
    Sat, Nov 5     New York, NY    Mercury Lounge
    Sun, Nov 6    Brooklyn, NY    Rock Shop
    Tue, Nov 8    Hoboken, NJ    Maxwell’s
    Wed, Nov 9   Philadelphia, PA    Kung Fu Necktie
    Thu, Nov 10   Washington, DC    Red Palace
    Fri, Nov 11     Richmond, VA    The Camel
    Sat, Nov 12    Chapel Hill, NC    Local 506
    Mon, Nov 14   Charlotte, NC    Snug Harbor
    Tue, Nov 15    Atlanta, GA    The Earl
    Thu, Nov 17    St. Louis, MO    Off Broadway
    Wed, Nov 16    Nashville, TN    3rd & Lindsley
    Fri, Nov 18    Louisville, KY    Zanza Bar
    Sat, Nov 19    Columbus, OH    Rumba Café
    Mon, Nov 21   Pittsburgh, PA    Club Café
    Tue, Nov 22     Cleveland, OH    Beachland
    Wed, Nov 23    East Lansing, MI    Mac’s Bar
    Fri, Nov 25      Chicago, IL    Panchos
    Mon, Nov 28    Minneapolis, MN    7th Ave Entry
    Thu, Dec 1    Ames, IA    The Maintenance Shop
    Fri, Dec 2    Omaha, NE    Slowdown Jr
    Sat, Dec 3    Kansas City, MO    Riot Room
    Sun,Dec 4    Oklahoma City, OK  The Conservatory
    Tue, Dec 6    Little Rock, AR    Juanita’s Cantina
    Wed, Dec 7    Dallas, TX    Double Wide
    Thu, Dec 8    Houston, TX    Fitz Downstairs
    Fri, Dec 9      Austin, TX    Emo’s Inside
    Sun, Dec 11    Denver, CO    Larimer Lounge
    Tue, Dec 13    Salt Lake City, UT    Kilby Court
    Wed, Dec 14    Boise, ID    Neurolox
    Fri, Dec 16    Spokane, WA    A Club
    Sat, Dec 17    Seattle, WA    Crocodile
    Sun, Dec 18    Portland, OR    Doug Fir
    Wed, Dec 21    San Francisco, CA    Brick & Mortar
    Thu, Dec 22    San Diego, CA    Soda Bar

  2. Interview with Dustin of The Fling

    June 16, 2011 by Steph

    I caught The Fling on FutureSound’s The Rumble Tour in May so of course when I was offered an interview with frontman Dustin, I was stoked. Their recent release When the Madhouses Appear is available now on Dangirbird Records and it it’s hot from start to finish. Somehow When the Madhouses Appear draws inspiration direct from the classics, and manages to stay fresh, with twangy guitar riffs, lots of cymbal, winding guitar solos and classic rock voice, often breaking into four-part harmonies. They certainly slot well among the psychedelic-rock alt-folk acts like Dawes and Delta Spirit and I’m excited to hear more from them in the coming months.

    Listen to “Wanderingfoot” by The Fling

    A Chat with Dustin…

    S: Dustin, you started out making music for The Fling as just a one-man project. What were you doing before The Fling? And did you always see The Fling becoming a five-piece?

    Dustin: I have been in bands since I was a teenager.  I was always the guitar player.  I’d write a guitar part, and have somebody else write a melody and lyrics over it.  To me, it was like making a painting and having somebody else give it color.  A lot of times the colors wouldn’t match and the painting would get distorted until you couldn’t even tell what it was originally supposed to be.  I kept getting tired of losing control over my ideas, so I started writing my own melodies and lyrics to keep myself happy.  I did a batch of home recordings and came to Long Beach with the idea of putting a band together.  Eventually we all sort of found each other and evolved into a five piece band with four main songwriters. (more…)

  3. The Rumble, May 2011

    April 28, 2011 by Steph

    We’re going big for Cinco de Mayo when The Fling head to home base for The Rumble LA at The Echo with Apex Manor and The New Division.

    Long-Beach-bred, The Fling hark back to the glory days of those infamous Laurel Canyon jam sessions of the 70’s with their brand of psych-infused alt-country  folk rock. They’re  joining us for the entire West Coast run of The Rumble Tour in support of the re-release of When The Madhouses Appear (Dangerbird Records) on May 3rd.

    Ross Flournoy has risen from the ashes of The Broken West, with Apex Manor, who dropped their debut, The Year of Magical Drinking (Merge Records) this past January. Resident LA blogger and purveyor of amazing taste Surfing on Steam has already included it in his Best of 2011.  Aquarium Drunkard boldly claimed, “It’s going to be a tough race to craft a better pop record this year.” Perfectly-crafted SoCal sun-flecked power pop at it’s very best; this is the chance to catch Apex Manor before they hit the road with Jonny this summer.

    Riverside’s THE NEW DIVISION puts a new spin on 80’s styled beats and synths,
    à la New Order. The Rookie EP landed them a Forkcast nod from Pitchfork in November. Their single, “Starfield” is a crisp new wave gem that NME called, “a symphonic swath of synths fit for regal ceremony.”

    DJ HOLLOW EYED will be spinning between sets.

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