You can now purchase tickets for the Kevin Devine and the Goddamn Band, Dads, and Field Mouse Tour!

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You can now purchase tickets for the Kevin Devine and the Goddamn Band, Dads, and Field Mouse Tour!

Dates, Venue, and ticket links below.

February 24th – Madison, WI - The Frequencyhttp://bit.ly/1wd7NLQ

February 25th – Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entryhttp://bit.ly/1yPEZdf

February 26th – Iowa City, IA - Blue Moose Tap Househttp://ticketf.ly/1yyzKje

February 27th – St. Louis, MO - The Firebirdhttp://ticketf.ly/1Afgjcx

February 28th – Omaha, NE - Slowdownhttp://bit.ly/1qv4X4f

March 1st – Kansas City, MO - recordBarhttp://bit.ly/1yPFYu8

March 3rd – Denver, CO - Hi-Dive Denverhttp://ticketf.ly/1yzRVAj

March 4th – Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Courthttp://bit.ly/1B8doTY

March 5th – Boise, ID - The Cruxhttp://bit.ly/1B8dGKD

March 6th – Seattle, WA - The Vera Projecthttp://ticketf.ly/1yyArt5

March 7th – Vancouver, BC - The Media Clubhttp://ticketf.ly/1660nk5

March 8th – Portland, OR - Doug Fir Loungehttp://ticketf.ly/1yPGTuE

March 10th – San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hillhttp://bit.ly/12vKQYB

March 11th – Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Roomhttp://tktwb.tw/12ttdJ3

March 12th – Los Angeles, CA - The Echohttp://ticketf.ly/1vOCWFr

March 13th – San Diego, CA - The Irenichttp://bit.ly/1B8fDH2

March 16th – Dallas, TX - The Prophet Barhttp://ticketf.ly/1zwPYbA

March 17th to 20th – Austin, TX - SXSW 2015

March 21st – Houston, TX - Fitzgerald’s Houstonhttp://bit.ly/1scAoRY

March 22nd – Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moonhttp://tktwb.tw/1wxUgk5

March 24th – Little Rock, AR - Juanita’s Cantinahttp://tktwb.tw/1yzSPN1

March 25th – Louisville, KY - Headliners Music Hallhttp://bit.ly/1z6oyIu

March 26th – Columbus, OH - Skully’s Music-Dinerhttp://tktwb.tw/1vOF4gy

March 27th – Pittsburgh, PA - The Smiling Moosehttp://ticketf.ly/1B8inUJ

March 28th – New York, NY - (le) poisson rougehttp://bit.ly/1siDqP3

Kevin Devine and the Goddamn Band are going on tour with Dads and Field Mouse in February!

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Kevin Devine and the Goddamn Band are going on tour with Dads and Field Mouse in February!

You can check out the dates and venues below.

Tickets go on sale Wednesday at 12pm eastern time. Check back on Wednesday for the ticket links.

February 24th – Madison, WI - The Frequency
February 25th – Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
February 26th – Iowa City, IA - Blue Moose Tap House
February 27th – St. Louis, MO - The Firebird
February 28th – Omaha, NE - Slowdown
March 1st – Kansas City, MO - recordBar
March 3rd – Denver, CO - Hi-Dive Denver
March 4th – Salt Lake City, UT - The Shred Shed SLC
March 5th – Boise, ID - The Crux
March 6th – Seattle, WA - The Vera Project
March 7th – Vancouver, BC – Media Club 
March 8th – Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
March 10th – San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hillll
March 11th – Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room
March 12th – Los Angeles, CA - The Echo
March 13th – San Diego, CA - The Irenic
March 16th – Dallas, TX - The Prophet Bar
March 17th to 20th – Austin, TX - SXSW 2015
March 21st – Houston, TX - Fitzgerald’s Houston
March 22nd – Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon
March 24th – Little Rock, AR – @ Juanita’s
March 25th – Louisville, KY - Headliners Music Halll
March 26th – Columbus, OH - Skully’s Music-Diner
March 27th – Pittsburgh, PA - The Smiling Moose
March 28th – New York, NY - (le) poisson rouge

Photo Credit: Shervin Lainez

http://mikeskinnermemorialtrust.com/

In September 2014, we suddenly lost our dear friend & bandmate, Mike Skinner. 

Mike touched so many with his creative spark, generosity, and energy. 

His memory lives on, not only in the music he left behind, but in his 3-year old son, Otis Evald Skinner.

We have established an irrevocable trust to provide for Otis’s health, education, and well-being. Your donations are greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Please share this if you feel comfortable with that.

http://mikeskinnermemorialtrust.com/

With love,
Mike’s family, Miracle of 86, Kevin & the extended Goddamn Band

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On People

I understand that, for the most part, those of you who visit this page do it because you like my music.
I’m grateful for that, and try as best as a human being can to not take that for granted.
I also believe part of what you like about my music, at least some of you, is what it communicates, what it articulates, and that it does its best to communicate and articulate those things directly, and, wherever possible, with some degree of empathy, some effort at understanding the irresolute, complicated gray area in and around us, which I believe is scary, and is actually more abundant than life’s scant inarguable certainties, its primary colors supposedly pitched above, below, around.
I feel like I rarely see those, or trust them, and envy people who do.
I’m not an especially political person – I’m a lot more interested in social justice than politics – or an activist in what I consider to be the strict sense of that word.
As far as public figures go, I’m certainly not a celebrity, or anything close.
I’m a person/artist/entertainer with a platform at the corner of a niche, and I try to take that exactly as seriously as it’s to be taken.
I say all that because, what I’m saying here will send some of you away. Simply retweeting news in the past week without editorial commentary has done that already, which is, of course, fine, and doesn’t even rate on the scale of importance given what we’re discussing here.
I’ll be sorry to see you go, but I won’t try to talk you back in.
I’ve felt this way since at least Make The Clocks Move: there is no shortage of songwriters who never address/discuss/acknowledge this stuff, and if listening to one who does, even in roughly 10% of his recorded output, is distasteful to you, I absolutely understand, and we can agree to disagree on what my role’s meant to be, etc.
So:
I come from New York cops. My dad, his dad, two of his brothers, several of my cousins, friends of our family. I love them.
I remember being confused when I fell in love with Nirvana and saw a sticker on Kurt Cobain’s guitar that said, “Vandalism: As Beautiful As A Rock In A Cop’s Face.” I was 12, and I couldn’t square that initially my impressions of my family, and the men & women I’d met through my family. It was a real fraught, dissonant moment. Why would anyone want to throw a rock at my dad’s face?
I grew up some, and found myself realizing why that sticker existed, and empathizing with the rock throwers sometimes. I felt guilty about that, some vague sense of betrayal, an urge to defend police even in situations where their actions seemed excessive, wrong.
It took time to understand more than one thing can be true at the same time.
I don’t believe all cops are “bad.” Some are; some aren’t. They’re People.
But I also don’t believe that is what’s at issue here. Because individual people are never all one thing or another, on a moral or any other scale.
But systems rot, systems mutate, systems corrupt. And, to me, that’s what this is. What’s at issue is the basic value of a human life in an American society that’s gone bad in its prezteling efforts to protect power and privilege at any cost, and when cops are quasi-militarized and deployed to that end, and people end up killed in highly questionable-to-outrageous circumstances as a result, well….that’s “bad.”
Because people of color are also People, and People are scared, and angry, and exhausted. People are tired of seeing their kids, friends, family members killed, hurt, jailed at mind-boggling rates of disproportionality. People are wounded, fed up with seeing power abused, with seeing the gap grow wider between their reality and whatever shreds of the American Dream are left dangling at a distant, increasingly-hypothetical horizon. They’re sick of seeing injustice manifest itself in dead bodies, empty political rhetoric, no follow through, no protection, no change.
I’m a straight white male, and I don’t know what it’s like not to be. I should never be the loudest voice in this conversation. I think we (people like me) all have deep listening to do if we have any hope at making the people who aren’t us feel safe, valued, equal in this society. We have real & increased responsibility to bear as the power brokers, which we are, and have been. Anyone arguing otherwise, suggesting that we’re a “post-racial” society etc., is skirting offensiveness at worst and…sticking to a willful & highly selective understanding of America’s history, at best.
It’s not hard for me to empathize with the outrage of a person who watches their loved one murdered. And it’s not hard for me to empathize theoretically with someone making a catastrophic, fear-based, over-reactionary fight-or-flight error in judgement in the heat of a pitched moment that has violent, horrifying results.
But things don’t happen theoretically, or in a vacuum; they happen in context, bundled in absorbed information, under behavior-warping cultural weight.
And this is why we are where we are. We don’t value all lives the same in this society. And until we do, we’re in trouble, in our streets, in our souls.
There’s no bowtie here, no knot to tie neatly. It’s too brutally, endlessly sad and messy for that. My thoughts, my heart, are with Eric Garner’s family, and focused on the belief in our better nature, even when it is, at times, so difficult to see.

Short.Fast.Loud poll 2014

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This was written by our friends at  Hobbledehoy Record Co

triple j broadcasts to all corners of Australia, including remote communities that are not as privileged as most when it comes to accessing new music / content. Now’s the time Punk/Alternative show Short.Fast.Loud runs it’s annual listeners poll, and showcases the 30 top releases for 2014 as voted in by you. While I’m not normally an advocate for suggesting to our fans to “please vote” in competitions and such, this is different. Consider voting.

There are lots of great records from this year that are siting below the radar of most. Voting is a quick and an easy opportunity to bring independent music to the forefront of our alternative musical communities across Australia. Given Triple J’s far reach noted earlier, for many the final playlist is a discovery tool into new artists. In years gone by, we’ve seen quite a few underdogs rise up in an otherwise ordinarily crowded space. This is great news for the artists, and magnificent for developing a healthy, progressive and diverse scene.

Alongside some fabulous company, the three Hobble releases up are Ceres album I Don’t Want To Be Anywhere But Here, their new 7″ Selfish Prick, and Kevin Devine‘s Bubblegum. Consider voting now for a few of your favorites. Each vote helps and is very much appreciated – by a lot of different people.”

Would you consider taking a moment to vote for Bubblegum? The listener’s poll ends on December 3rd.

All you have to do is head here to vote: http://ab.co/11WFiG6

Thank you for taking the time to read and vote.

Remix “She Can See Me” for a Chance to Win a Test Pressing of the “She Can See Me” 7″ and a Few Other Cool Prizes

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Kevin Devine Wants You To Make Your Own Version Of “She Can See Me” for a chance to win a test pressing of the “She Can See Me” 7″ and a few other cool prizes.

All remix entries will be entered into a contest to win a prize package from Kevin Devine and Bad Timing Records!

Kevin will listen to all the entries and choose one grand prize winner to receive copies of both variants of the double-A-side “She Can See Me” 7” along with a test press of the release (very rare – limited to only a handful of copies). The winner will also receive a limited poster from the “She Can See Me” record release show in New York City and a bunch of other goodies.

Head over to Blend.io website to get started: http://bit.ly/1qG6gIn

or use this

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Tickets are now on sale for the Into It. Over It. (Solo) Kevin Devine (Solo)co-headlining Tour with Special Guest Laura Stevenson!

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Tickets are now on sale for the Into It. Over It. (Solo) Kevin Devine (Solo)co-headlining Tour with Special Guest Laura Stevenson!

You can find the ticket links below!

02/04/15: Washington, DC: Sixth & I Historic Synagoguehttp://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/713529 

02/05/15: New Haven, CT: The Center Church on the Green: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/712273

02/06/15: Cambridge, MA: The Sinclairhttp://www.ticketmaster.com/event/01004D5C0EC873FE

02/07/15: Philadelphia, PA: First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia (Sanctuary): http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/713615?utm_medium=bks

02/08/15: Richmond, VA: The Broadway: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/715791?utm_medium=bks

02/10/15: Durham, NC: Duke Coffeehouse: No ADV ticket sales.

02/11/15: Atlanta, GA: Center Stage – The Loft – Vinyl(Vinyl): http://www.ticketalternative.com/Events/29679.aspx

02/12/15: St, Petersburg, FL: The Local 662http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0D004D5CFC3683FB?REFERRAL_ID=tmfeedbuyat97249&wt.mc_id=aff_BUYAT_97249&camefrom=CFC_BUYAT_97249

02/13/15: Orlando, FL: The Socialhttp://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/714461?utm_medium=bks

02/14/15: Tallahassee, FL: Club Downunder / Union Productions: No ADV tix – FB event :https://www.facebook.com/events/1551661705047435/

02/15/15: Birmingham, AL: Bottletree Cafehttp://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/716223?utm_source=tw1&utm_medium=amp

02/17/15: Nashville, TN: The High Watthttp://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=5451635&pl=mercylounge

02/18/15: Newport KY: The Southgate House Revivalhttp://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/716553?utm_medium=bks

02/19/15: Cleveland, OH: The Beachland Ballroom and Tavernhttp://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=5442695&REFERRAL_ID=tmfeedbuyat143483&ct=37af1788-0966-40cb-a080-17348e958b45&wt.mc_id=aff_BUYAT_143483&camefrom=CFC_BUYAT_143483

02/20/15: Grand Rapids, MI: The Stachehttps://www.etix.com/ticket/online/performanceSearch.jsp?performance_id=6366917&cobrand=sectionlive

02/21/15: Chicago, IL: Lincoln Hallhttp://www.lh-st.com/Shows/02-21-2015+Into+It+Over+It

02/22/15: Bloomington, In: The Bishophttp://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/712691?utm_source=tw1&utm_medium=amp

Head over to Billboard to Check Out the She Can See Me Music Video!

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Big day here at Kevin Devine HQ!On the heels of announcing my February 2015 co-headlining tour with Into It. Over It. (and Laura Stevenson supporting. You can check out the dates here: http://bit.ly/1t6YCX9 ), we’re thrilled to share the brand new video for “She Can See Me” from Bulldozer, premiering RIGHT NOW on Billboard.

http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/6304392/kevin-devine-she-can-see-me-video-groundhog-day-exclusive

or

Check it out Below!

Major thanks to Jordan Noel for directing & editing, he killed it.

The “She Can See Me” double-A-side 7” single comes out November 11th and is still available for pre-order via Bad Timing Records via http://badtimingrecords.limitedrun.com/products/535021-kevin-devine-she-can-see-me-7

Thank you all!

xo

Kevin Devine (Solo) & Into It. Over It. (Solo) Winter Tour Dates

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We are happy to announce a co-headling winter with Into It. Over It. featuring support from Laura Stevenson.

All three of us will be performing solo, at a handful of unique venues.

The Dates are listed below and tickets go on sale this Wednesday at noon!

We will post the Ticket Links very soon!

02/04/15: Washington, DC: Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
02/05/15: New Haven, CT: The Center Church on the Green
02/06/15: Cambridge, MA: The Sinclair
02/07/15: Philadelphia, PA: First Unitarian Church Sanctuary
02/08/15: Richmond, VA: The Broadway
02/10/15: Durham, NC: Duke Coffeehouse
02/11/15: Atlanta, GA: Center Stage – The Loft – Vinyl: Vinyl
02/12/15: St, Petersburg, FL: The Local 662
02/13/15: Orlando, FL: The Social
02/14/15: Tallahassee, FL: Club Downunder
02/15/15: Birmingham, AL: Bottletree Cafe
02/17/15: Nashville, TN: The High Watt
02/18/15: Newport KY: The Southgate House Revivall
02/19/15: Cleveland, OH: The Beachland Ballroom and Tavern
02/20/15: Grand Rapids, MI: The Stache
02/21/15: Chicago, IL: Lincoln Hall
02/22/15: Bloomington, In: The Bishop

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