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Since the year 2000, Ghettoblaster has been putting out a quarterly print magazine.  For Ghettoblast from the Past, we look back at the bands and artists that were showcased within these pages.

From Issue 44, Merge Records William Tyler.  Words by Luke LaBenne.

Also from Issue 44, Canvasback Records Adia Victoria.  Words by Tommy Johnson.


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Adia Victoria’s Beyond The Bloodhounds will be released on May 13 via her new label Canvasback Music.  Last week Adia shared the first single from the album, “Dead Eyes.”

Adia has also confirmed U.S. tour dates this Spring and Summer. The Me & the Devil Tour will take her to SXSW, New York City’s Mercury Lounge on May 19 and The Resident in Los Angeles on June 7. The full tour is listed below with more dates still to be announced.

4/5- Chicago, IL – Schubas

4/6- Iowa City, IA – Mission Creek Festival

4/8- St. Louis, MO – The Demo

4/10 – Baton Rouge, LA – Baton Rouge Music Festival

4/12 – Little Rock, AR – White Water Tavern

4/19 – Louisville, KY – Zanzabar

4/20 – Cincinnati, OH – MOTR

4/21 – Indianapolis, IN – HiFi

4/23 – Grand Rapids, MI – Calvin College (free show)

4/24 –  Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern

5/15 – Atlanta, GA – Shakey Knees Festival

5/17 – Washington, DC – DC9

5/19 – New York City, NY – Mercury Lounge

5/21 – Cambridge, MA – Lizard Lounge

5/27 – Birmingham, AL – The Syndicate

5/28 – New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa

5/29 -Houston, TX – Memorial Day Blowout : White Oak Music Hall/Outside Lawn

5/31- Austin, TX – Stubb’s BBQ Inside

6/1 – Dallas, TX – Three Links

6/3 -Taos, NM – Music on the Mesa

6/4 – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress

6/5 – San Diego, CA – Casbah

6/7 – Los Angeles, CA – The Resident

6/8 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of The Hill

6/10 – Portland, OR – Bunk Bar

6/11 – Seattle, WA – Sunset Tavern

6/12 – Vancouver, BC – Cobalt

6/15 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th St. Entry

6/16 – Madison, WI – Frequency

06/18 – Detroit, MI – Lager House

6/19 – Pittsburgh, PA – Brillobox

8/4 – 8/7 Happy Valley, OR – Pickathon Festival

Nashville’s Adia Victoria has had quite a 2015 so far. She has shared new tracks to much critical acclaim, toured the U.S., and made her first appearance in a glossy women’s fashion magazine.  With no signs of slowing down – she has just confirmed more tour dates –  now seems like a good time to catch you up to speed on all that has happened and will be happening!

Adia – who Rolling Stone earlier this year chose as “an artist you need to know” – just finished a month tour with Hurray For The Riff Raff.  She will be playing at Brooklyn’s Rough Trade on May 7 (with Those Darlins) and is excited to announce new tour dates with many more to be added.  See the list below.

While on the road she made available a tour-only EP that contained all her released material to date in one place.  That included her debut track “Stuck In The South,” its’ follow up “Sea of Sand” and the more recently shared “Howlin Shame” which premiered via Afropunk who interviewed Adia as well.  You can read the feature here.

In glossy magazine news, Adia Victoria is featured in the May issue of TeenVogue!  They pegged her as one of the “Best New Singers For 2015.” Read the story and and check out the gorgeous photo of Aida HERE.

Adia has been making major waves since the release of “Stuck in the South.” Her music doesn’t seek to fetishize the South as so many others do, but rather boldly and starkly she sings about her experience growing up to immigrant parents in South Carolina. Yale University was so impressed by her songwriting and relationship to blues music that they recently had her speak on a panel alongside Greil Marcus and Jack White regarding Revenant Records.

5/5 – State College, PA – Chronic Town +

5/06 – Philadelphia, PA – Kungfu Necktie +

5/7 – Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade +

5/8 – Washington, DC – DC9 +

5/30 – Nashville, TN – Musicians Corner – Centennial Park

5/31 – Chicago, IL – Do Division Street Festival

8/19 – Durham, NC – Pinhook

8/24 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern

8/25 – Covington, KY – Madison Live

9/25 – Pittsburgh, PA – Thrival Innovation + Music Festival


+ w/ Those Darlins