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SXSW 2018 // Topshelf Records Showcase

Hitting up South By Southwest this year? So are we! Topshelf Records will be returning to Cheer Up Charlie's for our official SXSW showcase on Thursday, 3/15! We have an awesome lineup this year featuring Gulfer, Queen of Jeans, Special Explosion, Ratboys, and No Vacation. More info here!

3/15 - Cheer Up Charlies (900 Red River St.)
Doors at 7 PM // 21+

8:45-9:25 Gulfer
9:45-10:25 Queen of Jeans
10:45-11:25 Special Explosion
11:45-12:25 Ratboys
12:45-1:25 No Vacation

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Wild Ones // East Coast Tour

After a short run of shows this month supporting Typhoon in the Pacific Northwest, Wild Ones are heading out to the East Coast this April to show you some live versions of your most recent album, Mirror Touch! Check out their dates below and make sure you don't miss the chance to experience it in person. Snag some tickets here while you still can!

  • 4/18 - Allston, MA @ Great Scott
  • 4/19 - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
  • 4/20 - Washington, DC @ Songbyrd
  • 4/21 - Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool
  • 4/22 - Toronto, ON @ The Bay G
  • 4/23 - Grand Rapids, MI @ The Mint
  • 4/24 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachtend Ballroom
  • 4/26 - Indianapolis, IN @ White Rabbit Cabaret
  • 4/27 - Chicago, IL @ Sleeping Village
  • 4/28 - Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club
  • 4/29 - St Paul, MN @ Turf Club
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    Special Explosion // Tour with American Pleasure Club

    After their short February run with Girlpool and The Hotelier, Special Explosion is heading out on a full US tour in support of American Pleasure Club! We know you've been dying to see songs from their incredible new record To Infinity performed live, because we are, too! Check out the dates below and be sure to grab tickets here before it's too late.

    • 4/26 - Lakewood, OH @ Mahall’s
    • 4/27 - Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar
    • 4/28 - Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
    • 4/29 - Burnsville, MN @ The Garage
    • 5/01 - Denver, CO @ Globe Hall
    • 5/02 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
    • 5/04 - Portland, OR @ Analog Theater
    • 5/06 - Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
    • 5/08 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
    • 5/09 - Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
    • 5/10 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Hi Hat
    • 5/11 - La Jolla, CA @ TBA
    • 5/12 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge
    • 5/14 - Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
    • 5/15 - Austin, TX @ Barracuda
    • 5/17 - Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
    • 5/18 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade - Purgatory
    • 5/19 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle Back Room
    • 5/21 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
    • 5/22 - Washington, DC @ Songbyrd
    • 5/23 - Philadelphia, PA @ philaMOCA
    • 5/24 - Cambridge, MA @ Sonia
    • 5/26 - Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right

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    No Joy // Tour Dates with Baths

    No Joy is heading out on a full US tour (+ a few Canadian dates) with Baths this spring. Don't miss your chance to experience the dreamy noise of these crushing, innovative bands ~

    • 3/28 - Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall
    • 3/29 - Portland, OR @ Holocene
    • 3/31 - Seattle, WA @ Neumos
    • 4/3 - Boise, ID @ The Reef
    • 4/4 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Bar
    • 4/5 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
    • 4/6 - Kansas City, MO @ recordBar
    • 4/7 - Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Mic Cafe
    • 4/10 - Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre
    • 4/11 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
    • 4/13 - Toronto, CA @ Horseshoe Tavern
    • 4/14 - Montreal, CA @ Theatre Fairmount
    • 4/17 - South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Ballroom
    • 4/18 - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
    • 4/19 - Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere
    • 4/20 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry at the Fillmore
    • 4/21 - Washington, DC @ U Street Mic Hall
    • 4/24 - Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
    • 4/26 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Mic Hall (Upstairs)
    • 4/27 - Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
    • 4/28 - Austin, TX @ The Sidewinder
    • 5/2 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
    • 5/3 - San Diego, CA @ Belly Up
    • 5/4 - Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
    • 5/5 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent

    Tickets are available here.

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    No Vacation // Added Post-SXSW Dates

    Luckily for our friends on the East Coast, No Vacation has added even more tour dates post-SXSW with Hot Flash Heat Wave! They're heading through your east side states all the way to their base location, New York. Check out the full list of dates below to see if they'll be jammin' in your area, and head on over to a show in March ~

    • 3/5 - Sacramento, CA@ Peach House
    • 3/6 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Club (Atrium)
    • 3/7 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
    • 3/8 - Anaheim, CA @ The Parish - House of Blues
    • 3/9 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Hi Hat
    • 3/10 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues (Voodoo Room)
    • 3/20 - Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
    • 3/21 - Cleveland, OH @ Mahall’s
    • 3/22 - Washington, DC @ Union Stage
    • 3/23 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Cattivo
    • 3/24 - Philadelphia, PA @ Everybody Hits
    • 3/25 - New York, NY @ Baby’s All Right

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    Prawn // "Rooftops" Music Video Premiere

    Stereogum has just premiered Prawn's new music video of the track "Rooftops" from their album Run in an article published today! If you're super into the idea of an actual party dedicated to dogs, by dogs, you have to check it out. Watch the video below, or over at Stereogum along with a statement from the band's own Jamie Houghton.

    In addition to their music video premiere, Prawn starts their tour with Caravela today! Check out their tour dates below, and make sure to purchase their album Run here!

    • 1/18 - Charleston, SC @ Royal American
    • 1/19 - Gainesville, FL @ Loosey's ^
    • 1/20 - Tampa, FL @ The Hub ^
    • 1/21 - Tallahassee, FL @ Willbury ^
    • 1/23 - New Orleans, LA @ Hey! 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
    • 1/29 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge
    • 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

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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)

    tickets and info here


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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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