The Whigs Shred Letterman
Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires Interview with UNCUT Magazine
British music magazine UNCUT just posted a fantastic interview with Lee Bains, which writer John Mulvey states was "more thoughtful, interesting and extensive than any E-mail interview [he's] previously conducted." Read it in all its glory(fires), HERE.
The Whigs on Letterman Tomorrow Night!
The Whigs bring the rock to Letterman one more time tomorrow night, May 7th! Tune your dials to CBS at 11:35pm/10:35pm CST! And catch the band on tour!
Water Liars Cover "Just Be Simple" for Jason Molina Tribute
New Album from the Whigs Out Today!
Diarrhea Planet is Playing Hopscotch
Stream New Album, See New Video from the Whigs!
Hey Kids, Modern Creation comes out next Tuesday! Lucky for you, the album is streaming over at Esquire right now! Even luckier for you, Team Coco premiered a new video for "Hit Me!" Check it out and PRE-ORDER the album before your coffee buzz wears off this morning. And make sure to catch one of the Whigs many upcoming shows!
Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires in Rolling Stone's 10 New Artists You Need to Know
Go Behind the Scenes with the Whigs!
Vice Premieres new Diarrhea Planet Video
Water Liars on Daytrotter!
Water Liars' new Daytrotter session is out today!
Jerry Joseph on Daytrotter!
Head over to Daytrotter to hear Jerry's newly recorded session!
Noisey Shares New Natural Child Track, "Out In The Country"
Natural Child's got another new one, "Out In the Country," streaming over at Noisey! Remember kids, Dancin' With Wolves comes out February 25th on Burger Records!
New Whigs Album, Modern Creation, out 4/22 on New West!
Check out "Hit Me" at SPIN! - "Modern Creation, which follows 2012's Enjoy the Company, spans a total of 10 tracks and favors full-band live takes over studio trickery. Judging from lead single "Hit Me," the focus has paid off; stream the new song in all its jangly, garage-pop glory..." - Kyle McGovern
SPIN Premieres New Track from Water Liars
SPIN just premiered a new track of the forthcoming Water Liars record. Head over there now to hear "Ray Charles Dream". The self-titled third album comes out Feb 4 on Big Legal Mess / Fat Possum.
Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires Sign to Sub Pop
Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires have signed to Sub Pop! Look for a new release later this year. Read more info here.
Water Liars Announce New Album
Water Liars self-titled 3rd album will be out Feb 4 on Big Legal Mess / Fat Possum.
SPIN Premiere: Natural Child
So So Glos and Shaking Through
Great video and feature on So So Glos over on Pitchfork. Lots of footage on recording a new track, "Emergency".
"Diarrhea Planet is Here to Save Rock and Roll"
Great feature on Diarrhea Planet over on Myspace. Read the entire article here.
Nylon Premieres So So Glos' "Wrecking Ball" Video
Check out this short flim for "Wrecking Ball". The film follows So So Glos as they wake up in Coney Island and have to save guitarist Matt Elkin. Directed by Brandon Browers.
Futurebirds' Baba Java Coffee
Jittery Joes and Futurebirds' collaborated to produce Baba Java, an amazing coffee inspired but Futurebirds' Baba Yaga album, released earlier this year. The coffee will be available online and in stores next week.
Widespread Panic Tunes For Tots
Widespread Panic’s 2013 Tunes For Tots benefit concert December 30th @ Atlanta Symphony Hall, Atlanta, GA. On-sale September 28 - 10am EST (limit 2) online only TicketMaster
VIP Cocktail party with Widespread Panic and Concert: tickets $500. A Private VIP Cocktail Party with the Band will be held before the Tunes For Tots concert at the ASO from 5 – 6:30 pm.
The party includes: Complimentary premium cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres buffet provided by Fox Brothers from 5- 6:30p. Early entry to the Venue for the concert at 6:30pm and A 2013 Tunes for Tots poster autographed by the band
General Admission: tickets are $150 doors 7pm, Showtime 8pm.
Important information: This is a Ticketless Entry Event. You must bring your photo ID and the Credit Card used to purchase the ticket for entry. The tickets are non-transferable and require the purchaser to swipe their credit card at the venue's doors to gain entry.
Widespread Panic believes that art education, and in particular music education, is integral to the overall education and advancement of children. Art allows for personal expression, appreciation of ideas, celebration of cultural awareness, sharing emotions, and gives purpose to life. Widespread Panic agrees with research findings that art education supports more traditional academic subjects as well as being a worthy pursuit in its own right.
Futurebirds Perform Live on KEXP
So So Glos and Diarrhea Planet on NPR
So So Glos and Diarrhea Planet are both featured this week on NPR's All Songs Considered.
Noisey Premieres New So So Glos video - "Lost Weekend"
Check out So So Glos new video for "Lost Weekend".
Diarrhea Planet Explodes at Nashville Record Release Party
Video: Diarrhea Planet Perform "Kids"
Watch the band peform "Kids" for Do512 Lounge Sessions.
Stream Diarrhea Planet's New Album over at SPIN
Diarrhea Planet's new album I'm Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams comes out 8/20, but you can stream it now in its entirety over at SPIN.
Diarrhea Planet Daytrotter Session
Make sure you head over to Dayrotter and listen to the session Diarrhea Planet recorded.
Futurebirds Perform HearYa Session
New Diarrhea Planet Single, Tour Dates
Diarrhea Planet have released a new single today from their forthcoming album, I'm Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams, out Aug 20 on Infinity Cat. Have a listen to "Babyhead" and see the upccoming tour dates, including a co-headline tour with the So So Glos.
Athens, GA Video Features White Violet
Check out this short video about Athens, GA that briefly features White Violet here.
Futurebirds' AXS Live Perfomance
Widespread Panic Announces Fall Tour
Check out the new dates here!
Water Liars "Just Be Simple" (Songs Ohia Cover)
Check our Water Liars covering "Just Be Simple" by Songs Ohia here.
Water Liars At This Year's Americana Music Fest
Water Liars are set to perform at this year's Americana Music Festival. Check out the details here.
The So So Glos - KEXP Song Of The Day
The KEXP song of the day is "Everything Revival" by the So So Glos. You can download the song for free right here.
Best Of 2013 So Far.....
Check out this Rolling Stone "Best Of 2013 So Far" post about the So So Glos here.
Watch Widespread Panic Live At Red Rocks
Follow this link here to be able to watch Widespread Panic play live tonight at Red Rocks!
Get To Know Diarrhea Planet
Check out this interview the band did for SPIN.... Here.
Diarrhea Planet Release New Track "Kids"
New Diarrhea Planet track "Kids" premiered. New album is out Aug 20th via Infinity Cat. Check out the new song here.
The So So Glos Kill It Live At The O Music Awards
The So So Glos Live From MTV Studios In Times Square
Water Liars Release Video For "Wyoming"
Check out the amazing, recently released video for "Wyoming" from Water Liars here.
Water Liars Play For Daytrotter
Water Liars played a set for Daytrotter that was released yesterday. Check it out righhhhttttttt..... Here
Water Liars Perform Baeble Sessions
Check out this intimate performance and interview with Water Liars on the Baeble Sessions here.
So So Glos Play MTV's Artist To Watch
Check out the hightlights from MTV's Artist to Watch Live with the So So Glos here.
Water Liars Perform HearYa Session
Water Liars put together a great little setlist for HearYa that was released today. You can download a couple of those tunes FO FREE on the HearYa site. Check out their performance here.
Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires to play Third Man!
Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires will be performing live at Third Man Records in Nashville on July 7 as part of Poetry Sucks! We will let you know the specifics closer to the show!
Pitchfork Premieres New Diarrhea Planet track
Diarrhea Planet's new album comes out later this Summer, but you can get a little taste of the new single over at Pitchfork. Click here and blast "Separations".
The So So Glos to Play "Artist to Watch Live"
The So So Glos will be playing at the Studio @ Webster Hall on Wednesday May 22. The show will be streamed live beginning at 9:30 ET. Find all details here.
Rolling Stone Give the So So Glos' Blowout 4 Stars!
Another great review for the So So Glos' Blowout. This one's from Rolling Stone...
"Their second album is their gloriously high-speed manifesto, as the Glos declare ware on everything boring.."
Read the full review here.
Lee Bains in Paste
Paste Magazine did a feature on 12 Alabama bands you should listen to. Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires is on this list. Check it here.
Great Pitchfork Review For the So So Glos' Blowout
Blowout, the newly released album from the So So Glos received a great review from Pitchfork. "Thanks to their DIY background, the 12 soungs on Blowout foster an immediate sense of community, with love and enthusiasm pumping firecely at the heart of these songs". Goes on to say, "full of great hooks, anthemic energy and personality to spare, the Glos are able to etch out their own space..." Read the entire review here.
American Songwriter Premieres New White Violet Track
Head over to American Songwriter to hear the new single, "Autumn Grove", from White Violet.
SPIN Premieres Futurebirds' Video For "Serial Bowls"
SPIN premieres the video for "Serial Bowls" from Futurebirds' brand new album, Baba Yaga. The footage comes from a tour the band did back in February. Directed by Takashi Doscher. See the video here.
White Violet Releases New Single
White Violet released the Autumn Grove digital single today. Features the infectious "Autumn Grove", along with an alternate take on "Lays Around Lazy", which appeared on Hiding, Mingling. You can pick up this baby here.
Watch the So So Glos Perform On Letterman
The So So Glos performed "Son of an American" on Letterman. Click here to watch the performace.
Pitchfork Reviews Futurebirds' Baba Yaga
Pitchfork gives Futurebirds' new album Baba Yaga a great review.
"For starry-eyed cosmic country-rock band Futurebirds, Baba Yaga is also a metaphor, for the rigors the Athens-based outfit endured while trying to locate a label to put out its stunning second record, and for the ambiguous darkness that peers inside the lush sprawl of their beautiful, foreboding songs."
So So Glos on Letterman this Friday!
Listen to the So So Glos' new album
SPIN is streaming BLOWOUT, the new album from the So So Glos. Go listen now! The album is out today!
Born to Run
Head over to Stereogum to see this amazing video of Diarrhea Planet covering "Born to Run" with Patrick Stickles of Titus Andronicus.
Rolling Stone Band to Watch - the So So Glos
The So So Glos Tour and New Album
The So So Glos will be touring with Titus Andronicus this April and May. See all the dates here. The new album, BLOWOUT, drops April 23.
Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires: Live at WFMU
Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires recently did a live set at WFMU on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock. Give it a listen HERE.
Fuse's Must-See Acts @ SXSW
Fuse just released it's list of "30 Must-See Acts at SXSW 2013." The list features many great artists, including Diarrhea Planet. See the full list HERE.
PGA @ SXSW
3/13 - 10:00 pm - Consequence of Sound Party @ Palm Door: 401 Sabine St. Austin, TX 78701
3/14 - 3:30 pm - Texas Jumpstart 6 w/ Midgetmen Party @ Side Bar: 602 E 7th St. Austin, TX 78701
3/14 - 9:00 pm - Fuzz NYC/God Mode Party @ The Brixton: 1412 E 6th St. Austin, TX 78701
3/15 - 10:00 pm - Impose Magazine/NYU Party @ Long Branch: 1133 E 11 St. Austin, TX 78701
3/14 - 6:00 pm - My Old Kentucky Blog Party @ Peckerheads:402 E 6th St. Austin, TX 78701
3/14 - 11:00 pm - Official showcase - Creekside @ Hilton Garden Inn: 500 N IH 35 Austin, TX 78701
3/16 - 4:15 pm - Athens in Austin Party @ Empire Automotive: 604 E 7th St. Austin, TX 78701
Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires
3/13 - 10:00 pm - Rebels Honky Tonk: 305 W 5th St. Austin, TX 78701
3/14 - 4:40 pm - 311 Club: E 6th St. Austin, TX 78701
3/15 - 8:00 pm - Frontier Bar: 2421 Webberville Rd. Austin, TX 78701
3/16 - 9:00 pm - B. Riley's: 204 E 6th St. Austin, TX 78701
3/13 - 10:00 pm - The Velveeta Room: 521 E 6th St.
Rolling Stone's SXSW Must See Acts
Rolling Stone just announced it's "SXSW 2013: 20 Must See Acts," featuring many great acts including Diarhea Planet. See the full list HERE.
MTV Hive Premieres "Virginia Slims" Video
Futurebirds new video for "Virgina Slims" is up at MTV Hive. Check it here.
Widespread Panic Announces Summer Tour
After a year-long hiatus Widespread Panic returns to the road!
The tour kicks off June 1st at the Wakarusa Festival in Ozark, AR before routing towards the West where the band will headline four consecutive nights (a Panic first) at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado. Widespread Panic holds the record for sold out performances at Red Rocks with 38 (three nights in 2011 sold out in seven minutes).
The 24-date tour will also include stops in Knoxville, TN, Vienna, VA, Hunter, NY, Raleigh, NC, Lincoln, NE, Alta, WY, Missoula, MT, Boise, ID, Las Vegas, Flagstaff, AZ and Grand Prairie, TX before concluding at the Oak Mountain Amphitheatre outside of Birmingham, AL.
Tour Dates and details here.
PGA Artists at SXSW
Futurebirds, Diarrhea Planet, Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires, and White Violet will be performing at SXSW in Austin TX, March 8-17.
Jerry Joseph at Music City Roots
Jerry recently performed at Music City Roots in Nashville, TN. Click HERE to watch his amazing performance of "We Will Go Down."
Futurebirds Performing at Bonnaroo
Futurebirds will be performing at this year's Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. Click here to see full lineup.
Stereogum Premieres New Futurebirds Single
"Virginia Slims" is the first single off Baba Yaga, out April 16 via Fat Possum. Head over to Stereogum to download.
Grass Giraffes - "Backstories" Video
Checkout the new "Backstories" video from the Grass Giraffes, filmed amongst the the skyline of New York City. Click HERE
Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires - Daytrotter
If you haven't already, make sure you checkout Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires performing a live in-studio session for Daytrotter. Click HERE
Diarrhea Planet on Blue Recipe Radio
Watch Diarrhea Planet performing their new tune "Ugliest Son" live on Blue Recipe Radio. Look for a opossum falling from the ceiling at 1:45. Rodent rock!! Click HERE
Savannah Stopover Festival
Diarrhea Planet and Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires will be playing Savannah Stopover Festival . The festival takes place March 7 - 9 in Savannah, GA. Great lineup, let's party!
New Futurebirds album coming in April
BABA YAGA THE NEW ALBUM FROM FUTUREBIRDS SET FOR APRIL 16 RELEASE ON FAT POSSUM / VL4L
Baba Yaga, the new album from Athens, Georgia’s Futurebirds will be released on April 16 via Fat Possum Records/VL4L. Baba Yaga features 13 songs that, much like the album’s legendary mythical namesake, defy typical categorization. The ambiguity of Futurebirds’ sound comes from their dynamic blend of experimental atmospheric textures, alt-rock tones and laid-back harmonies. Their music is equally as warm and inviting as it is brooding and assertive. The energy of their live shows is that of a primal, sweat-filled, cosmic rock revival with soaring harmonies. And the word is out. Hear Ya said, “...it’s a requirement to see them live. There are few emerging bands with their energy and zeal on stage.”
In 2009, Futurebirds released their self-titled EP, followed by their full-length debut, Hampton’s Lullaby in 2010. Stark Online said the album was, “...tastefully laced with weeping pedal steel, mandolins, and imbued with a distinct flair for well-crafted and efficient melodies.” Since then, the band released the EP Via Flamina (2011) and Live at Seney-Stovall Chapel, a special 2011 Record Store Day release that sold out on the same day, showing how rapidly their loyal fan base was growing.
Futurebirds has toured relentlessly, sharing bills with Drive-By Truckers, Widespread Panic, Heartless Bastards and Alabama Shakes. Their reputation as a must-see live act has landed them spots at major festivals, including, Austin City Limits, Outside Lands, Hangout, Wakarusa, Forecastle and Bonnaroo. The band was also invited to join the Bonnaroo Buzz tour (leading up to the 2011 festival), and were slotted between Gary Clark Jr. and headliner Grace Potter & The Nocturnals.
Futurebirds are a six-headed beast, with each member contributing something distinctive to their sound. Together they have crafted a style that is simultaneously familiar yet fresh. Whether it is the spacey folk of the opener, “Virginia Slims”, the driving rhythm of “Serial Bowls” the hauntingly melodic “Death Awaits” or the epic “St. Summercamp”, there is no doubt that Futurebirds have cemented their identity on Baba Yaga.
Futurebirds recently released Exhume, a free 10-song collection of tracks from previous albums, as well as a few extras. Download Exhume for free at: http://www.noisetrade.com/futurebirds.
Futurebirds - Exhume
NoiseTrade has released a collection of Futurebirds tracks entitled Exhume. Go get it here.
Widespread Panic Announces Spring Tour
Spring Tour Dates are here. After a triumphant return to the stage in Charlotte for New Years, the band is tuned up and ready for more shows. Following Panic en la Playa at the end of January, the band will kick off a four week long Spring Tour in April and May throughout the midwest and southeast.
See the full list of dates here.
Widespread Panic Announces New Year's Eve 2012
Panic en la Playa Dos!
It's happening again. Panic en la Playa Dos. Get the details here. Don't foget your tank top.
Diarrhea Planet on Blue Recipe Radio
Check out Diarrhea Planet performing their new tune "Ugliest Son" live on Blue Recipe Radio. Watch at 1:45 for the possum falling from the ceiling. Rodent rock!!
Welcome to the new PGA website!
Here at PGA we have just launched a brand new web site. The design is improved and there are several cool new features we have added
We hope you will take some time to acquaint yourself with the new structure and new features of the site.
If you have specific comments or questions to the contents of the site, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please let us know what you think of the new site on our Facebook.
Check out FUTUREBIRDS' plans for Record Store Day!
PGA in Miami
Who's headed to MIAMI this weekend for Ultra and WMC!?
For WMC: The M Machine plays the OWSLA Party at the Raleigh Hotel on Thursday the 22nd with Skrillex, Zedds Dead, and more!
At ULTRA: MiM0SA on Friday afternoon, and Pretty Lights headlines that night!
On Saturday night, we've got the Pretty Lights Music and The Progressive Global Agency afterparty with Gramatik, Break Science, Michal Menert, Ana Sia, and more!
We'll see you there!
Jerry Joseph & The Jackmormon's new album, "Happy Book," is out!
PGA @ SXSW
Click here to view the artist that will be playing in Austin for SXSW
Exclusive Benefit Album
Athens Musicians have joined forces to benefit Disabled Veterans and Wounded Warriors. Donate and support this great cause. Album features REM, Widespread Panic, Futurebirds, Dead Confederate among others.
Follow the link to donate and download http://woundedwarrioralbumcharity.com/
Rock pianist Chuck Leavell named forest ranger
ATLANTA — Rock and blues pianist Chuck Leavell is getting a new title to reflect his environmental work outside the studio: The U.S. Department of Agriculture is making him an honorary forest ranger.
read the entire article here
Video: Patterson Hood & The Downtown 13 "After it's Gone"
Featuring members of Widespread Panic, R.E.M., and Futurebirds...
A passionate song by Patterson Hood that captures the spirit and concerns of Athens residents. Hear the song, watch the video, and spread the word.
Exclusive Virgin Forest music video Premiere of "Don't Be Afraid" on IFC
“The song was written when I was afraid,” lead singer Scott Stapleton confessed. “I was terrified of losing people, commitment, all that stuff. I was afraid that people would get the wrong idea about me. I wrote the song to talk myself out it.” Virgin Forest is four of the five members of Phosphorescent — minus Matthew Houck — who still lent his talents on mixing and production on the band’s forthcoming “Easy Way Out.”
Watch the video and read the entire article here
Futurebirds video and music download!
Rollo & Grady Sessions presents Futurebirds
Click here to view the video and download Wild Heart (Rollo & Grady version)