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Frank Turner visited Bogart’s in Cincinnati on 21 January.  He was joined by Will Varley, Arkells, and Murder By Death. Photographer Jeremy Ward was there to capture the action.

Will Varley:










Murder By Death:







Frank Turner:








The remaining dates of the tour are listed below:

January 25 Denver, CO The Fillmore***
January 27 Scottsdale, AZ Livewire*~
January 28 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern*~~
January 29 San Francisco, CA The Warfield*~~
February 1 Vancouver, BC Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre
February 3 Edmonton, AB Shaw Conference Center
February 4 Calgary, AB BMO Centre
February 6 Saskatoon, SK Praireland Park
February 7 Winnipeg, MB Centennial Hall
February 10 Hamilton, ON First Ontario Centre
February 11 Montreal, QC Metropolis
February 13 Ottawa, ON TD Place Arena
February 14 Moncton, NB The Centre at Casino New Brunswick
February 15 Halifax, NS Scotiabank Centre
February 17 New York, NY The Beacon Theatre**~
February 18 Boston, MA Agganis Arena***~

*support by: Murder By Death/Arkells/Will Varley
**support by: Masked Intruder/Arkells/Will Varley
***support by: Tiger Army/Arkells/Will Varley
*~support by: Arkells/Will Varley
*~~support by: John K. Samson/Arkells/Will Varley
**~support by: Arkells
***~support by: Bouncing Souls/Arkells/Will Varley

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 33, Bloodshot Records Murder By Death by Andrew Lampela.  Photo by Steve Sandlin.

Murder By Death

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Kevin Devine & The Goddamn Band has announced they will be on the road supporting Murder By Death this spring. Kevin Devine & Goddamn Band will be on the east coast run of the tour. A full list of dates can be found below.

Over the course of 2015, Kevin Devine has been unveiling his Devinyl Splits Series, a six-7-inch series featuring Devine teaming up with a different partner every release. So far, the series has included Devine and Matthew Caws of Nada Surf covering each other’s songs, Devine and Meredith Graves of Perfect Pussy each recording an intimate original song (the first solo song ever released from Graves), Devine and Tigers Jaw each taking on a song by The Cure, and Kevin Devine & The Goddamn band releasing their first new song since Bubblegum, while Cymbals Eat Guitars released their first new song since Lose on Devinyl Splits No. 4. Now, Devine is teaming up with a split Owen for his newest split. Devinyl Splits No. 5 is set to be released December 18 digitally and on vinyl via Bad Timing Records.

Kevin Devine Tour Dates:

02/04 – Manchester, UK – Club Academy#
02/05 – Leeds, UK – University#
02/06 – Gateshead, UK – Riverside#
02/07 – Glasgow, UK – Garage#
02/08 – Birmingham, UK – Library#
02/10 – Nottingham, UK – Rescue Room#
02/11 – Cardiff, UK – Globe#
02/12 – Bristol, UK – Marble Factory#
02/13 – Brighton, UK – Concorde 2#
02/14 – Southsea, UK – Wedgewood Rooms#
02/16 – London, UK – Koko#
04/13 – Newport, KY – The Southgate House Revival*
04/14 – Millvale, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre*
04/15 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza*
04/16 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair*
04/17 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair*
04/20 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle*
04/21 – Richmond, VA – The Broadberry
04/22 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club*
04/23 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer*
04/24 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop*

# w/ The Front Bottoms
* w/ Murder By Death

Murder by Death will head out on a headlining tour not long after that in 2015. The tour includes an East Coast leg with another death band, O’Death.

Murder by Death have also announced that they’ll have a new album out by then. Their seventh long player, Big Dark Love, will be out February 3 via Bloodshot Records. It’s up for pre-order via Kickstarter with a number of different bundles, including options with a split 7″ with Samantha Crain, a covers EP, an art book, private shows and more.

Tue/Dec-30 Englewood, CO The Gothic Theater #

Wed/Dec-31 Englewood, CO The Gothic Theater #

Fri/Jan-02 Estes Park, CO Stanley Concert Hall

Sat/Jan-03 Estes Park, CO Stanley Concert Hall

Sun/Jan-04 Estes Park, CO Stanley Concert Hall

Fri/Jan-30 Seattle, WA The Crocodile*

Sat/Jan-31 Portland, OR Star Theater*

Tue/Feb-03 Salt Lake City, UT Bar Deluxe*

Thu/Feb-05 San Francisco, CA The Independent*

Fri/Feb-06 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst Atrium*

Sat/Feb-07 Los Angeles, CA The Roxy*

Sun/Feb-08 Santa Ana, CA The Constellation Room*

Mon/Feb-09 Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom*

Tue/Feb-10 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad*

Thu/Feb-12 Dallas, TX Club Dada*

Fri/Feb-13 Austin, TX Red 7*

Sat/Feb-14 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s Downstairs*

Sun/Feb-15 Memphis, TN Hi-Tone Café*

Tue/Feb-24 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls^

Wed/Feb-25 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop^

Fri/Feb-27 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club^

Sat/Feb-28 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom^

Sun/Mar-01 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg^

Wed/Mar-04 Hamden, CT The Ballroom at The Outer Space^

Thu/Mar-05 Charlottesville, VA The Southern^

Fri/Mar-06 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer^

Sat/Mar-07 Washington, DC Black Cat^

Sun/Mar-08 Raleigh, NC Kings Barcade^

Tue/Mar-10 Tampa, FL The Orpheum^

Wed/Mar-11 Orlando, FL The Social^

Thu/Mar-12 Atlanta, GA Terminal West^

Fri/Mar-13 Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge^

Sat/Mar-14 Bloomington, IN The Bluebird @ Pit Stop Music Festival

Thu/ May- 28 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall

Fri/ May- 29 St Paul, MN Turf Club

Sat/ May 30- TBA

Sun/ May- 31 Chicago, IL Subterranean

# – supporting Lucero * – w/ Rocky Votolato ^ – w/ O’Death

Man Man and Murder by Death will be teaming up for some shows together this February. A full tour for the two bands hasn’t been announced yet, but it seems likely that more dates will be revealed soon.

Dec 28 Smith’s Downtown Tap & Grill Mishawaka, IN
Dec 29 The Castle Theatre Bloomington, IL
Dec 31 Granada Lawrence, KS
Jan 18 High Noon Saloon Madison, WI*
Feb 7 Black Cat Washington, DC*
Feb 23 Magic Stick Detroit, MI*
Feb 24 Mr. Small’s Theatre Millvale, PA*
Feb 28 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY*
* – w/ Man Man

The Sidekicks have announced a ton of tour dates.  Here they are:

Date City Venue With
September 14, 2012 st. Catharines, ON Rise Above Bakery  
September 15, 2012 Kitchener, Ontario Capers (Koi Music Festival)
September 16, 2012 Quebec City, QC Sonar  
September 17, 2012 Montreal, QC Thrillhaus  
September 18, 2012 Toronto. ON Parts & Labour  
September 19, 2012 Guelph, ON TBA  
September 20, 2012 Cincinnati, OH the Frankl Manor  
September 21, 2012 Indianapolis, Indiana Drink OR Die Haus  
September 22, 2012 Chicago, IL Township Bar  
September 23, 2012 Madison, WI TBA  
September 24, 2012 Minneapolis TBA  
September 25, 2012 Omaha, NE the West Wing  
September 26, 2012 Denver, CO HI Dive  
September 27, 2012 Laramie, WY 3rd Street Cowboy Bar  
September 28, 2012 Missoula, MT Kbga Birthday Bash  
September 29, 2012 Seattle, WA Black Lodge Shook Ones
September 30, 2012 Portland, OR Laughing Horse Books  
October 2, 2012 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill  
October 3, 2012 Pomona, CA Vlhs  
October 4, 2012 Anaheim, CA House of Blues Say Anything, Murder by Death, Tallhart
October 5, 2012 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre Say Anything, Murder by Death, Tallhart
October 6, 2012 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater Say Anything, Murder by Death, Tallhart
October 7, 2012 Ft. Collins, CO Aggie Theater Say Anything, Murder by Death, Tallhart
October 8, 2012 Lawrence, Kansas the Cellar (House Show) Say Anything, Murder by Death, Tallhart
October 9, 2012 Kansas City, MO Beaumont Club Say Anything, Murder by Death, Tallhart
October 10, 2012 Des Moines, Iowa Wooly’s Say Anything, Murder by Death, Tallhart
October 11, 2012 Milwaukee, WI the Rave Say Anything, Murder by Death, Tallhart
October 12, 2012 Palatine, IL Durty Nellie’s Say Anything, Murder by Death, Tallhart
October 13, 2012 Grand Rapids, MI the Intersection Say Anything, Murder by Death, Tallhart
October 14, 2012 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall Say Anything, Murder by Death, Tallhart
October 16, 2012 Syracuse, NY Lost Horizon Say Anything, Murder by Death, Tallhart
October 17, 2012 Providence, RI Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel Say Anything, Murder by Death, Tallhart
October 18, 2012 Lancaster, PA Chameleon Club Say Anything, Murder by Death, Tallhart
October 19, 2012 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom Say Anything, Murder by Death, Tallhart
October 20, 2012 Huntington, NY Paramount Theater Say Anything, Murder by Death, Tallhart
October 21, 2012 Silver Springs, MD the Filmore Say Anything, Murder by Death, Tallhart
October 22, 2012 Huntington, WV Funky Towne Say Anything, Murder by Death, Tallhart
October 23, 2012 Nashville, TN Exit/IN Say Anything, Murder by Death, Tallhart
October 24, 2012 Athens, GA 40 Watt Say Anything, Murder by Death, Tallhart
October 25, 2012 Pensacola, FL American Legion Hall Post 33 Say Anything, Murder by Death, Tallhart
October 27, 2012 Gainesville, FL Double Down the Fest 11
October 29, 2012 Birmingham, Al TBA  
October 30, 2012 Atlanta, GA Wonderroot  
October 31, 2012 Greenville, SC Awwful Waffle House  
November 1, 2012 Asheville, NC the Get Down  
November 2, 2012 Richmond, VA Strange Mmatter  
November 3, 2012 Brooklyn, NY TBA  
November 4, 2012 Philadelphia the Fire Hop Along, Kite Party, Johnny Foreigner
November 5, 2012 Boston, MA What We Talk About  
November 6, 2012 Portland, ME TBA  
November 7, 2012 Connecticut TBA  
November 8, 2012 Baltimore, MD TBA  
November 9, 2012 Pittsburgh, PA Roboto Project  
November 10, 2012 Columbus, OH TBA  
November 11, 2012 Cleveland, OH Now That’s Class.  


Bloodshot Records has announced that they’ve signed Murder By Death.  Here’s what the label said,

“The Bloomington, IN quintet has been on our radar for some time with their unique brand of brooding, anthem-riding balladry and orchestral roots-inflicted indie rock, as found on defining albums such as In Bocca al Lupo (2006) and Good Morning, Magpie (2010). And really, with their sing-along/powder-keg performances; fan-first mentality; and consistently exceptional music, Murder By Death has built a decade-plus career embodying all the essential elements that Bloodshot could possibly ask for in band. Plus, Murder By Death + Bloodshot… the combo just has a nice, gruesome ring to it…”

Their Bloodshot debut and sixth studio full-length is tentatively scheduled to be released this fall.