Topshelf Records @ SXSW 2015

Our annual spring migration to Austin, TX is nearly upon us! This year we are very happy to have The Ally Coalition on board with us in hosting our showcase — they do incredibly important work and we're thrilled to have them on board. Like last year, we'll be hosting the show at Soho Lounge at 217 E 6th in downtown Austin. There's no cover and we've got Stone Brewing involved to make sure the drinks are cheap! RSVP for the show here (we also created a Facebook event page if that's more your thing).

We'll also have loads of free giveaways for all attendees including slip mats, 7-inch records (courtesy of the fine people at Gotta Groove Records, limited to 500 and exclusive to this show), our label sampler CD, canvas tote bags, stickers, screen printed posters (courtesy of Charlie Wagers Creative) and t-shirts — there are varying quantities of everything so get there early!

Here's the line-up and set times:

If you're not familiar with any of the bands playing, we created a Youtube playlist featuring a music video from each artist as well as a SoundCloud playlist with a track from each. Also, per usual, if you can't make it, our friends at Light & Noise will post some video footage afterward. Lastly, this event is an unofficial SXSW showcase, so there's no need for a badge or wristband to attend.


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Kind of Like Spitting, The City on Film // US tour dates with Lee Corey Oswald

This spring we'll have Kind of Like Spitting and The City on Film out on the road together with Lee Corey Oswald! Dates and info below:

  • 03/27/2015 - Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
  • 03/28/2015 - Pittsburgh, PA @ The Smiling Moose
  • 03/29/2015 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary
  • 03/30/2015 - Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
  • 03/31/2015 - New Haven, CT @ The Space
  • 04/01/2015 - New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall
  • 04/03/2015 - Baltimore, MD @ The Metro
  • 04/04/2015 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
  • 04/06/2015 - Cleveland, OH @ The Grog Shop
  • 04/08/2015 - Indianapolis, IN @ The Emerson Theater

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The City on Film // UK tour with Koji

With a new album in hand and fresh off an east coast US tour with Young Statues and Gates, Bob Nanna will take The City on Film overseas for a UK tour with Koji in February! The tour will include dates in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland. Tickets are on sale now!

photo by Katie Hovland

  • Feb 14 - Cardiff, UK @ Little Man Coffee [tickets]
  • Feb 15 - Plymouth, UK @ Tiki Bar
  • Feb 16 - Kingston, UK @ All Saints Church [tickets]
  • Feb 17 - Southampton, UK @ Joiners [tickets]
  • Feb 19 - London, UK @ Old Blue Last [FREE]
  • Feb 20 - Birmingham, UK @ Alfie Birds [tickets]
  • Feb 21 - Chester, UK @ The Compass [tickets]
  • Feb 22 - Liverpool, UK @ Studio 2 [tickets]
  • Feb 23 - Manchester, UK @ Star and Garter [tickets]
  • Feb 24 - Glasgow, UK @ 13th Note [tickets]
  • Feb 25 - Newcastle, UK @ Dog and Parrot [tickets]
  • Feb 27 - Dublin, IE @ Fibber Magees 
  • Feb 28 - Belfast, IE @ Bar Sub [tickets]

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The City on Film // East coast tour with Gates & Young Statues

The City on Film's Bob Nanna will be a busy dude in the coming months — a new album out December 16, 2014, and now a new tour with Gates and Young Statues to follow it up with! dates and info below:

  • 1/08/2015 – Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
  • 1/09/2015 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
  • 1/10/2015 – Amityville Music Hall – Amityville, NY
  • 1/11/2015- Great Scott – Allston, MA
  • 1/13/2015 – Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH
  • 1/14/2015 – Mac’s Bar – Lansing, MI
  • 1/15/2015 – Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL
  • 1/16/2015- Southgate House Revival – Newport, KY
  • 1/17/2015 – Mr. Roboto Project – Pittsburgh, PA


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The City on Film // La Vella

Our love for bands like Braid, Hey Mercedes and Lifted Bells is endless — and anchored by a common theme: Bob Nanna. Which is why we're excited to announce that we'll be releasing the next album for his solo project, The City on Film on December 16, 2014.

Produced by Bob Nanna and Jeff Dean, recorded and mixed by Jeff Dean at Million Yen in Chicago, IL in April and July 2014 with Jon Drew handling mastering duties, La Vella is up for pre-order now with a new song premiering on Brooklyn Vegan at noon EST today (Wednesday, October 29). You can catch the band on tour on the following dates:

  • Nov 2 - The Fest / High Dive, Gainesville FL (full band)
  • Nov 7 - Township, Chicago IL (full band)
  • Dec 20 - Metro, Chicago IL (solo)

You can view the album art and track listing here, Pre-order La Vella here and listen to the first song on the album "You Wild Thing (An Illuminous Life)" now on BrooklynVegan.


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