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Special Explosion // Tour Dates with Girlpool and the Hotelier

Following the release of their most recent full-length, To Infinity, Special Explosion will be playing some dates on the West Coast in support of Girlpool and The Hotelier! They will also be participating in San Francisco's Noise Pop Festival, accompanied by a stacked lineup of talent.

  • 2/20 - Los Angeles, CA @ The EchoPlex *^
  • 2/21 - San Fransisco @ Noise Pop (Great American Music Hall)*
  • 2/22 - Arcata, CA @ Outer Space*
  • 2/23 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom*^
  • 2/24 - Seattle, WA @ The Vera Project*^

* W/ Girlpool
^ W/ The Hotelier

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No Vacation // California Dates

Though they now spend most of their time on the East Coast, No Vacation will be returning to their home state of California to play some co-headlining dates with Hot Flash Heat Wave before heading to Austin for SXSW. If you'll be at the festival this year, stay on the lookout for more info in the coming months about all the events they will be playing while down there!

  • 3/6 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Club (Atrium)
  • 3/7 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
  • 3/9 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Hi Hat
  • 3/10 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues (Voodoo Room)

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Queen of Jeans // Welcome to the Roster!

We are proud to announce that we will be working with Philly-based band, Queen of Jeans on to release their upcoming LP in early 2018! We are so excited about this album and can't wait to share more info with y'all. Keep your eyes peeled for updates.

Queen of Jeans will be playing some shows in the Northeast at the beginning of next year – with select dates supporting Balance and Composure!

1/5 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church* (Sold Out)
1/5 Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle #
1/6 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom*
1/7 Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair*

* w/ Balance & Composure
# w/ Madlean Gauze, Louie Louie, Empath

Tickets: http://www.topshelfrecords.com/roster/queen-of-jeans#tour

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Topshelf Tour // Exclusive Merch

Prawn, Slingshot Dakota, People Like You, Us and Us Only, and Queen Moo will be cruising all across the East Coast through the end of December for the Topshelf Records 2017 tour! To accompany an incredible show, we will have exclusive free merchandise to hand out to dedicated fans at every location! Be one of the first twenty(ish) people to show up at the venue in order to receive a free bag of all sorts of goodies ~

The TSR tour starts tomorrow so be sure to buy tickets now for an unforgettable performance in a city near you –

  • 12/9 - Washington, DC @ Song Byrd *
  • 12/10 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter *
  • 12/11 - Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 *
  • 12/12 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade *
  • 12/13 - Newport, KY @ Southgate House *
  • 12/14 - Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen *
  • 12/16 - Lansing, MI @ Mac's Bar *
  • 12/17 - Cleveland, OH @ Mahalls Downstairs *
  • 12/19 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Funhouse +
  • 12/20 - Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar +
  • 12/21 - Boston, MA @ Great Scott +
  • 12/22 - NYC, NY @ Baby's Alright +
  • 12/23 - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie +

* w/ Us and Us Only

+ w/ Queen Moo

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Ratboys // Tour with Vundabar

After an awesome set of SXSW shows this past March, Ratboys will be heading back to Austin in 2018! They will be supporting Vundabar on a full US tour (+ a couple Canadian dates) to and from the festival – tickets go on sale Wedneaday, December 6th. Stay tuned for more info about what us and our bands will be up to for SXSW!


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Prawn // More Tour Dates Announced

After a triumphant run in Europe with The Flatliners, Prawn is hitting the road once again to feature their new album "Run." The band will be joined by Caravela on all shows, and Dikembe & Football Etc. on other select dates – don't miss out on an unforgettable performance.

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  • 1/18 - Charleston, SC @ Royal American
  • 1/19 - Gainesville, FL @ Loosey's ^
  • 1/20 - Tampa Bay, FL @ Crowbar ^
  • 1/21 - Tallahassee, FL @ Willbury ^
  • 1/23 - New Orleans, LA @ House Cafe
  • 1/24 - Houston, TX @ Walter's Downtown #
  • 1/25 - Austin, TX @ The Sidewinder #
  • 1/26 - Dallas, TX @ The Prophet Bar
  • 1/27 - Oklahoma City, OK @ 89 Street Live
  • 1/31 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
  • 2/1 - Los Angeles, CA @ Silverlake Lounge
  • 2/2 - San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside
  • 2/4 - Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar
  • 2/6 - Seattle, WA @ Vera Project
  • 2/7 - Boise, ID @ Neurolux
  • 2/8 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Loading Dock
  • 2/9 - Denver, CO @ Moon Room
  • 2/11 - St. Louis, MO @ Foam

^ w/ Dikembe + Caravela

# w/ football, etc. + Caravela


If your city is missing from the list, check out the Topshelf Tour that'll be featuring Prawn as the headliner for a two week run across the east coast starting in December! Whichever show you choose, it's guaranteed to be a wild one.

  • 12/9 - Washington, DC @ Song Byrd *
  • 12/10 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter *
  • 12/11 - Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 *
  • 12/12 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade *
  • 12/13 - Newport, KY @ Southgate House *
  • 12/14 - Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen *
  • 12/16 - Lansing, MI @ Mac's Bar *
  • 12/17 - Cleveland, OH @ Mahalls Downstairs *
  • 12/19 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Funhouse +
  • 12/20 - Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar +
  • 12/21 - Boston, MA @ Middle East Upstairs +
  • 12/22 - NYC, NY @ Baby's Alright +
  • 12/23 - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie +

*w/ Us and Us Only

+ w/ Queen Moo

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Ratboys // Midwest Tour

After taking just a couple months to recover from an extensive fall tour, Ratboys are kicking off 2018 with some more shows in the midwest – accompanied by Nnamdi Ogbonnaya on select dates!

  • 1/11 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Founders Brewing *
  • 1/12 - Lakewood, OH @ Mahall's Locker Room
  • 1/13 - Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot *
  • 1/14 - Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR Pub *
  • 1/17 - Appleton, WI @ Stone Arch
  • 1/18 - Davenport, IA @ Raccoon Motel *
  • 1/19 - Chicago, IL @ Schubas (TNK)
  • 1/20 - St. Louis, MO @ Art of Live Fest

*with Nnamdi Ogbonnaya

We had a chance to see them in October when they were on the West Coast for a run of intimate, acoustic shows. We caught up with them after their set at Soda Bar in San Diego and recorded new episode of our band interview series, Gig Gab!

You can watch all the videos in our Gig Gab series on YouTube – stay tuned for one with The World is a Beautiful Place which will be out next week.

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LITE // "Warp" Music Video

There is a new music video by LITE out today! Head over to GoldFlakePaint to check out the band's creative video for "Warp" which they called "playful and inspired." The track is from their latest release, Cubic – you can grab a copy of your own here!



LITE will also be heading to the UK on Sunday to begin their European tour –

  • 22/10- Leicester, UK @ Firebug
  • 23/10 - London, UK @ London Bush Hall
  • 24/10 - Antwerp, Belgium @ Berchem Jc Den Eglantier
  • 25/10 - Paris, France @ Olympic Cafe
  • 26/10 - Barcelona, Spain @ AM Fest
  • 28/10 - Mezzago, Italy @ Bloom
  • 29/10 - Bologna, Italy @ Freakout Club
  • 30/10 - Köln, Germany @ Jungle
  • 31/10 - Karlsruhe, Germany @ Jubez (Halloween Dudefest)

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toe // South American Dates

In January of next year, our friends in South America will finally have a chance to catch toe on their upcoming mini-tour! They will be hitting Argentina, Brazil, and Chile – it will be their first time in any of these countries, so be sure to show the guys the tour of a lifetime!

  • January 25 - Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Niceto Club
  • January 27 - São Paulo, Brazil @ Fabrique
  • January 29 - Santiago, Chile @ Teatro Nescafe

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Prawn // "Greyhound" Available Now!

We are just a week away from the release of Prawn's new album Run! They just dropped the third and final pre-release single, "Greyhound," which is available everywhere today –

Beginning next Thursday, Prawn will be heading to Europe with The Flatliners before returning to the states for the Topshelf Tour!

  • 9/21 - Paris, France @ Le Gibus ^
  • 9/22 - Diest, Belgium @ JH Tijl ^
  • 9/23 - Amsterdam, Holland @ Sugarfactory ^
  • 9/25 - Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang ^
  • 9/25 - Berlin, Germany @ Cassiopeia ^
  • 9/27 - Dresden, Germany @ Scheune ^
  • 9/28 - Hannover, Germany @ Bei Chez Heinz ^
  • 9/29 - Nurnberg, Germany @ Desi ^
  • 9/30 - Prague, Czech Republic @ OO7 ^
  • 10/1 - Vienna, Austria @ Arena ^
  • 10/2 - Budapest, Hungary @ Durer Kert ^
  • 10/4 - Ljubljana, Slovenia @ Gala Hala ^
  • 10/5 - Seregno, Italy @ Honky Tonky ^
  • 10/6 - Lucerne, Switzerland @ Sedel ^
  • 10/8 - Munich, Germany @ Kranhalle ^
  • 10/9 - Stuttgart, Germany @ Keller Klub ^
  • 10/10 - Cologne, Germany @ MTC ^
  • 10/12 - Brighton, England @ The Hope ^ %
  • 10/13 - Southampton, England @ Joiners ^ %
  • 10/14 - Bristol, England @ The Exchange ^ %
  • 10/15 - Manchester, England @ Rebellion ^ %
  • 10/17 - Newcastle, England @ Think Tank ^ %
  • 10/18 - Glasgow, Scotland @ Stereo ^ %
  • 10/19 - Leeds, England @ Brudenell Social Club ^ %
  • 10/20 - Nottingham, England @ Bodega ^ %
  • 10/21 - London, England @ The Dome ^ %
  • 10/22 - Kingston, England @ Fighting Cocks ^ %
  • 12/9 - Washington, DC @ Song Byrd *
  • 12/10 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter *
  • 12/11 - Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 *
  • 12/12 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade *
  • 12/13 - Newport, KY @ Southgate House *
  • 12/14 - Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen *
  • 12/16 - Lansing, MI @ Mac's Bar *
  • 12/17 - Cleveland, OH @ Mahalls Downstairs *
  • 12/19 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Funhouse +
  • 12/20 - Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar +
  • 12/21 - Boston, MA @ Middle East Upstairs +
  • 12/22 - NYC, NY @ Baby's Alright +
  • 12/23 - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie +

^w/ The Flatliners

% w/ Shit Present

*w/ Us and Us Only

+ w/ Queen Moo

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