Category Archives: TOUR

Artist Photo Gallery: Reptar Live in Indianapolis 4.8.15 [Artist Spotlight]

Graham Ulicny performing with Reptar at The HI-Fi in Indianapolis Photo: Roberto Campos

Graham Ulicny performing with Reptar at The HI-Fi in Indianapolis Photo: Roberto Campos

Reptar has recently released they’re new record, Lurid Glowwhich is excellent. Reptar is known for its live show which are: electric, dynamic and makes the audience dance. Reptar’s show in Indianapolis was a homecoming of sorts since Joyful Noise’s headquarters is in Indianapolis, so of course for such an occasion, this show would have an underlying sense of sentimentality to it.

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Kishi Bashi tour, new video for “In Fantasia”, and headed for David Letterman! [Announcements]

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Kishi Bashi has a new video for “In Fantasia” off of the blazingly wondrous album “Lighght”.

NPR says it’s “gorgeously rendered by filmmakers Bram De Jonghe and Andrew Turski”.  And we agree!

And Kishi Bashi is scheduled to make his network television debut on David Letterman on Monday February 16th!

Upcoming tour dates below(note the dates with Busman’s Holiday!):

1/21 – House of Blues – San Diego, CA ^
1/22 – House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV ^
1/23 – The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT ^
1/27 – Neptune Theater – Seattle, WA *
1/28 – Aladdin Theater – Portland, OR *
1/30 – Palace of Fine Arts – San Francisco, CA *
1/31 – Luckman Fine Arts Complex – Los Angeles, CA *
2/04 – House of Blues – Houston, TX ^
2/05 – Stubb’s – Austin, TX ^
2/06 – House of Blues – Dallas, TX ^
2/07 – House of Blues – New Orleans, LA ^
2/09 – Iron City – Birmingham, AL ^
2/11 – The Pageant – St. Louis, MO ^
2/12 – Cannery Ballroom – Nashville, TN ^
2/13 – The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA ^
2/14 – House of Blues – Lake Buena Vista, FL ^
2/16 – Late Night with David Letterman – New York, NY
2/17 – Royale – Boston, MA *$
2/18 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA *$
2/19 – Sixth and I Historic Synagogue – Washington, DC *$
2/20 – Brooklyn Masonic Temple – Brooklyn, NY *$
2/21 – Mohawk Valley Community College – Utica, NY *
2/28 – Club Quattro – Osaka, Japan
3/02 – Billboard Live Tokyo! – Tokyo, Japan
3/29 – Venue – Vancouver, BC ^
4/08 – Orpheum Theater – Madison, WI ^
4/09 – State Theater – Minneapolis, MN ^
4/10 – Riviera Theatre – Chicago, IL ^
4/11 – St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI ^
4/14 – House of Blues – Cleveland, OH ^
4/15 – Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH ^
4/16 – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH ^
4/17 – Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA ^
4/18 – Water Street Music Hall – Rochester, NY ^
4/20 – The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC ^
4/22 – Lincoln Theatre – Raleigh, NC ^
4/23 – Jefferson Theatre – Charlottesville, VA ^
4/24 – Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA ^
5/16 – Lava Music Fest – Suffolk, VA

* = headlining dates with backing string quartet
$ = w/ Busman’s Holiday
^ = supporting Guster

This is what you can look forward to at these String Quartet shows!

Busman’s Holiday Digital Street Team [Staff Posts]

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Busman’s Holiday kick off their fall tour with Saintseneca tonight, and we at JNR headquarters are offering a special promotion for anyone who wants to help the band by joining their Digital Street Team.

The process is simple, and the band would really appreciate it.

  1. Friend Reagan, our JNR mascot, on Facebook.
  2. Join the event page for the show nearest you (listed below).
  3. Share the event on your Facebook page.
  4. Invite your friends to join the event page.

Once you’ve completed these four steps just message Reagan on Facebook letting us know you’ve helped out and we’ll hook you up with a free download of your choice of Busman’s two albums, either Old Friends or A Long Goodbye.

Event Pages:

9/30: Columbia, MO
10/1: Omaha, NE
10/2: Denver, CO
10/3: Albuquerque, NM
10/4: Flagstaff, AZ
10/5: Phoenix, AZ
10/6: Las Vegas, NV
10/8: San Diego, CA
10/9: Los Angeles, CA
10/10: Santa Ana, CA
10/11: San Francisco, CA
10/12: Portland, OR
10/13: Seattle, WA
10/14: Olympia, WA
10/15: Spokane, WA
10/16: Boise, ID
10/18: Salt Lake City, UT
10/20: Lincoln, NE
10/21: Lawrence, KS

For those of you who live near the shows in the second half of the tour (beginning with the Santa Ana show on Oct. 10th) we’re also looking for help putting up tour posters around town. If you think you’d be interested, just message Reagan on Facebook with your address and the show you’d like to help promote and we’ll send you some posters. We know this is extra work, so we’ll make it worthwhile for anyone who helps out.


Yonatan Gat’s Tour Dates Announced! [New Music]

Yonatan Gat is hittin’ the road once again! Be sure to catch him while you can and check out his latest single off of “Iberian Passage”, “Conga Manteca


7.18 Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right

7.19 Washington, DC @ The Lot at Atlantic Plumbing
7.20 Raleigh, NC @ Slim’s
7.21 Asheville, NC @ Mothlight
7.22 Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree
7.23 New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
7.24 Houston, TX @ Walter’s
7.25 Austin, TX @ Mohawk
7.26 Norman, OK @ Opolis
7.27 Denver, CO @ Glob
7.28 Salt Lake City, UT @ Shred Shed
7.29 Boise, ID @ Crux
7.30 Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern
7.31 Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
8.1 Olympia, WA @ Northern w/ Calvin Johnson, Arrington de Dionysio
8.2 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
8.6 San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock
8.7 Los Angeles, CA @ The Smell 



Yonatan Gat @ JNR [Live]


Iberian Passage Artwork

When: Wed. June 4th

Where: Joyful Noise Recordings

Who else: Yip Deceiver, Oreo Jones

I arrived late, per usual, just catching “Thanks, we’re Yip Deceiver” before the in-between-sets music faded in and the first band began breaking down their equipment. I quickly found a familiar face, asking what I had missed, if I could bum a cigarette to kill some time before the next set, and grabbed a beer. I wandered downstairs and outside into a circle of mostly unknown attendees. It was a pretty low key crowd. Everyone seemed to be prepared for what was about to happen when Yonatan Gat performed, making short remarks, like “This is about to be insane” and “He goes so hard, man”.

 I had met him the previous day as I was fulfilling my intern duties, scanning Twitter for posts about Kishi Bashi, and watching the latest Lil Bub video (for research) when he and his bandmates came in to pick up some records for their tour. He was nice and fairly quiet, the way someone is when they enter a room of people they don’t know yet. So, my expectation for his live performance was wavering on totally crazy or pretty lax. You can never tell with the quiet ones.

What he gave me and the rest of wednesday’s crowd was something bordering complete perfection and total mind control. From the get go, the performance was electric. Yonatan set me in a trance with his guitar, which was jazzy, but totally punk at the same time, and then suddenly, a snap from the drums would send the entire set into a whirlwind of riffs and improvised drum beats.

Most impressive were these improvisations, involving crowd participation, chanting, and at one point, Yonatan just de-tuning his guitar in the most sonically pleasing way I’ve ever experienced. The band was fully immersed in the room, shuffling around, turning on and off lights at certain parts in the set, entering the crowd, really having total control over the room, which was an exact reflection for all three of their talents. When a song began to get too fast or too involved for me to follow, they kept it together, testifying to their solidity as a trio.

After their set, I had to leave; not because I was so overwhelmed that I couldn’t possibly take any more rock’n’roll (though a little true), but because I promised to get drunk with some friends elsewhere. I left thinking about how the quiet ones are the most surprising.

If you want to experience the Gat for yourself, check out Kotonou, the third track on his new album, which you can purchase here!

Mike Adams on Tour! [Staff Posts]

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In anticipation of his upcoming album, Best of Boiler Room Classics (out May 5th), and fresh off the heels of his new single “I’m Worried”‘s premiere on Pitchfork, Mike Adams is heading out on tour! Catch the man and his band of Bloomington’s finest (including Joyful Noise’s own David Woodruff on bass) in a town near you, and don’t forget to pick up his new album from our friends over at Flannelgraph Records (our own limited supply is, sadly, sold out).

May 1 – Bloomington, IN / Russian Recording / LP Release Show
May 2 – Indianapolis, IN / Joyful Noise
May 3 – Grand Rapids, MI / Founder’s
May 4 – Lafayette, IN / Foam City
May 5 – Chicago, IL / Burlington Bar
May 6 – St. Louis, MO / Plush Parlor
May 7 – Louisville, KY / Zanzabar
May 8 – Nashville, TN / The End
May 9 – Dayton, OH / Blind Bob’s
May 10 – Cincinnati, OH / The Comet