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With the holiday creeping up on us it usually means that the MCB takes a little bit of a break but before we throw in the towel for a few days we wanted to knock out another Free Vinyl Friday giveaway since we know how you savor and crave these free platters almost as much as Aunt Millie's homemade pumpkin pies!

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a fresh off the press vinyl from The Lone Bellow

plus we got a free pair of tickets to the show tonight if you ask nicely


The Lone Bellow will continue to take its highly-lauded show on the road this fall -- this time as headliners.  
Fresh off a series of opening slots and high profile festival/event plays - Stagecoach, Newport Folk, Taste of Chicago, and Celebrate Brooklyn to name a few - the band will round out the summer with appearances at Bumbershoot, Austin City Limits and supporting dates with Dwight Yoakam and Deer Tick before 
beginning its fall headlining tour in New Jersey on October 19th.

The Lone Bellow was greeted on release as one of the best albums of the year by People Magazine, 
and the band has garnered critical acclaim from everyone from USA TodayThe New York Times and 
The Associated Press, to PasteForbes and Filter. The band appeared on Conan O' Brien in January 
and on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in late spring. Radio station WFUV praised the album's "charm, 
radiant hooks and intense emotions," noting also, "The Lone Bellow performs with a sense of necessity."  
NPR's Bob Boilen simply stated: "The world of acoustic music is about to get a new household name."

The band has garnered significant engagement around the track and video for "Bleeding Out," 
having been featured on both VH-1 and CMT, with extensive regional support at radio, including 
WXRT's The River in Boston. The Lone Bellow will perform at the station sponsored 
Riverfront Festival on Aug 31st in Newburyport alongside Brett Dennen and Matt Nathanson.

 In addition to completing a summer-long national tour of festivals as well as supporting slots with 
such artists as Brandi Carlile, Robert Plant and The Civil Wars, The Lone Bellow headlined 
Celebrate Brooklyn last month, attracting a jubilant crowd of over 3,000 on a rain-soaked Brooklyn night.

The Lone Bellow Tour Dates:
 *Headlining Show

Detroit, MI
Magic Stick*
Toronto, ON
Horseshoe Tavern*
Cleveland, OH
Beachland Ballroom*
Feb 7 - 15
Miami, FL
Cayamo Cruise

The Lone Bellow: Online | Facebook | Twitter

We have a few copies of NOMAD to giveaway
 for your chance to win

Bombino Tours North America This Winter in Support of Nonesuch Debut Nomad;
Stops Include Performance at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall in NYC
Record named in Rolling Stone’s “50 Best Albums of 2013 Mid-Year Report”
Produced by The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach

Catch Bombino live at The Magic Bag 
Sunday 11/24

Nonesuch Records released Tuareg guitarist, singer, and songwriter Omara “Bombino” Moctar’s label debut, Nomad, this spring to critical acclaim. Rolling Stone gave the record four stars describing it as “a perfect match of sound and soul” and hailing Bombino as “a new guitar hero.” In June the record landed on the magazine’s “50 Best Albums of 2013 Mid-Year Report.” At the invitation of The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, who had become a fan of the Niger-born artist’s unique style of desert blues, Bombino and his band traveled to Nashville for the recording of Nomad, produced by Auerbach at his studio, Easy Eye Sound. Bombino will tour North America this winter including stops in Nashville, Chicago, Philadelphia, and New York 

Born and raised in Niger, in and around the northern city of Agadez, Bombino is a member of the Tuareg Ifoghas tribe, a nomadic people descended from the Berbers of North Africa. The Tuareg people have fought the Niger government to secure their rights on numerous occasions, causing Bombino and his family to flee several times. During one such exile, relatives visiting from the front lines of the rebellion left behind a guitar, and Bombino began teaching himself to play it. He eventually studied with the renowned Tuareg guitarist Haja Bebe, who asked him to join his band, where he acquired the nickname Bombino—a variation on the Italian word for “little child.”

While living in Algeria and Libya in his teen years, Bombino’s friends played him videos of Jimi Hendrix and Mark Knopfler, among others, which they watched over and over in an effort to master their licks. Bombino worked regularly as a musician and also as a herder in the desert near Tripoli, spending many hours alone watching the animals and practicing his guitar. Eventually, Bombino returned to Niger, where he continued to play with a number of local bands. As his legend grew, a Spanish documentary film crew helped Bombino record his first album, Group Bombino’s Guitars from Agadez Vol. 2, which became a local radio hit. Following the release of his 2011 solo album, Agadez, Bombino sold out venues across the U.S. and garnered the praise of outlets ranging from Pitchfork to NPR’s Fresh Air, whose critic Milo Miles called him “a young performer with the charisma and probing imagination to become the first Tuareg star.” 

Bombino North American Tour Dates
Wednesday, November 20, UNC Asheville, Asheville, NC
Thursday, November 21, Exit/In, Nashville, TN
Saturday, November 23, Martyr’s, Chicago, IL
Sunday, November 24, Magic Bag, Ferndale, MI
Wednesday, November 27, Thunderbird Café, Pittsburg, PA
Thursday, November 28, Measure, Toronto, ON
Friday, November 29, Neat Coffee Shop, Burnstown, ON
Sunday, December 1, The Sinclair, Cambridge, MA
Monday, December 2, Columbus Theatre, Providence, RI
Tuesday, December 3, The Hamilton, Washington, DC
Thursday, December 5, The Blockley, Philadelphia, PA
Friday, December 6, Zankel Hall, New York, NY

We have a few copies of NOMAD to giveaway
 for your chance to win

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Voyag3r's Black Friday Night
11.29.13 - New Way Bar
Ferndale USA

The Oscillating Fan Club
Pewter Cub

Doors: 9pm - 21+ - $6

Last week we posted a ticket giveaway for the upcoming Reverend Horton Heat show 

We got a few more tickets and a few copies of the soon to be released self titled vinyl from Victory Records which will be shipped direct once release in January sometime around the 1/18 Detroit show date at Majestic Theatre

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REVEREND HORTON HEAT is hitting the road in January with support coming from Nekromantix!
Show Details:Date/Time: Saturday, January 18, 2014 – 8PM
Venue: Majestic Theatre – 4120 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201