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Jul 18

Via Breanna Hughes on AccessHollywood.com:

It’s rather uncommon for an opening act not only to catch, but also, to hold, my interest at a concert. The only other times I can recall this happening was when Patty Griffin (now one of my favorites!) opened for The Dixie Chicks in 1999, and also, when a young, unknown singer by the name of Celine Dion opened for Michael Bolton in 1992. Yes, I just admitted I went to a Michael Bolton concert (Don’t judge! It was my first concert ever and I rather enjoyed it, even though my taste in music has changed dramatically since then).

That being said, I recently caught Jenny Owen Youngs at Hotel Café in Hollywood where the opening act was April Smith and the Great Picture Show. I had never heard of them before, but after five minutes of their performance, I had to ask myself WHY I hadn’t heard of them before. They were incredible. Fun, catchy, lively and loud. And even – dare I say? – a little Rilo Kiley-esque with a vintage flair.

If you haven’t heard of April Smith and the Great Picture Show yet, I suggest you jump on the bandwagon. Their song “Terrible Things” is currently being used in the season six promo for Showtime’s “Weeds.” Their fan-funded new album, “Songs for a Sinking Ship,” is full of ‘30s and ‘40s inspired music fused with jazzy vocals. Smith can’t be much more than five feet tall and 100 pounds, but when she hits the power notes, it’s hard to believe that such a fiery, growling voice can come out of her little frame!

The album kicks off on a high note with “Movie Loves a Screen,” which is full of energetic beats…..

Full review here.

Jul 15

Check us out on the Blue Microphones Podcast! We recently swung by their studios and chatted with Tyler! You can download it live here which includes a special acoustic performance of Terrible Things! http://itunes.apple.com/podcast/the-official-blue-microphones/id354099289

Jul 11
Together with our good friends Jenny Owen Youngs, The Woes, and Daniel Wayne, we’ve got the Bell House all to ourselves…but we’ll share it with you guys! You can get tickets for the July 22nd show online here or at the Bell House box office.  We just played a few shows with Jenny out west and man does that girl know how to throw punches and scrap with bikers!?!  Bring a couple of friends for protection and you should be fine though. Probably.
We’re also looking for guest suitcase players for our live shows! We’ve had some pretty heavy hitters already and we’re always looking for more. Head over to YouTube to upload your own video and you could join us on stage!
Terribly Yours,
April
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Jun 24

Hello my dear friends,

One of my favorite bands, The Woes, needs your vote to play the Newport Folk Festival. They are truly talented, incredible musicians and they deserve this so much. If you’ve never heard them, you’ve got to check them out now at http://www.myspace.com/thewoes.

All you have to do to help them out is vote here: http://magichat.net/opener/voting

Thanks so much everyone!

April

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