Sorry, Thanks at BAM Cinemafest

Sorry, Thanks” is an indie ensemble UNromantic comedy about the wreckage of self-delusion, set in San Francisco’s Mission District. The film features the music of several Team Love artists and is making its NEW YORK PREMIERE tonight, WEDNESDAY JUNE 24th at 9:30PM as part of the all-new BAMcinemaFEST line-up, right here in Brooklyn! Tickets are available at the BAM website

Watch the “Sorry, Thanks” TRAILER at the official site:


This week, The Big Ugly talks about the Team Love library and Eye Gin suggests you check out A Weather’s Cove. Catbird Seat is spreading the love about the upcoming Simon Jonyer and Slowcoustic is all about the recent Willy Mason EP. Eaten By Monsters are talking about Popup, The Felice Brothers sang the National Anthem at the Baseball Hall of Fame on Father’s Day, the day after returning from their summer tour. The boys are playing a Welcome Home show at the Rosendale Café on June 27. The Line of Best Fit have reviewed Joker’s Daughter. Finally, a guy in Switzerland chimes in about his recent experience seeing the Berg Sans Nipple.



Born out of a deep running comradery built on countless tours and ties between a host of excellent musicians comes THE BIG SURPRISE TOUR, a traveling show of epic collaboration and good times. Kicking off in Hampton Beach, NH on August 4th, THE BIG SURPRISE TOUR is not your standard up down up down line up. Shows will be composed of two 90-minute sets broken up by an intermission. In a free form ramshackle flow the bands and artists will share the stage, taking part in each other’s songs, resurrecting old standards, and playing newly written collaborative material as they go. Each evening is sure to be a unique experience as they all put their many combined years of musicianship and knowledge of song-craft and American music into play for these sessions.

Ketch Secor from Old Crow speaks of the special relationship these bands have and the parts they’ve played in their own individual journey as musicians. “Seven Years ago when Old Crow first met Dave Rawlings and Gillian Welch at the Station Inn in Nashville, we stayed up till dawn singing Stan Rogers songs and playing AC/DC licks. Three weeks later we were making a record. They were that rusted sign at the fork in the road showing OCMS just where it was headed.” With the Felice Brothers as Secor explains it, “with their rockin’ unruliness, we found where we had come from in the first place. Music is a mobius strip, contort all ya want and you’ll keep winding up where you started.” Justin Townes Earle is “looking forward to being on tour with folks that are kindred spirits. We all have similar influences, which will be reflected in the covers we do during the show and our collaborations on stage.” For their part, James Felice reminisces that they’ve “traveled around the country with Justin and Cory (of Justin Townes Earle) playing some pretty bizarre gigs. We couldn’t love those guys more.” “As for Old Crow…” he says, “they cleaned us out playing dice more than once.” Perhaps they’ll get a chance to even the score on these dates.

Borrowing from the title of a Felice Brothers track, THE BIG SURPRISE TOUR will live up to its namesake. As Secor states, the audience should “expect the unexpected!” “Music is wild and not tame” he says, and with this tour the artists involved hope to fully unleash the true and unpredictable spirit of creativity. Heaven knows that combined they have a wealth of it to draw from.

Tour Dates Below:


04 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Casino Ballroom
05 – Boston, MA @ House Of Blues
06 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
07 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
09 – Charlottesville, VA @ Charlottesville Pavilion
10 – Cary, NC @ Koka Booth Amphitheatre
12 – Louisville, KY @ Waterfront Park
13 – Nashville, TN @ Riverfront Park
14 – Knoxville, TN @ World’s Fair Park

The Catch All

Muzzle of Bees report from the Felice show in Madison. The band’s fans gather at Take this Bread and keep a watchful eye on all things Felice. Luxury Wafers have posted a teaser of their upcoming Flowers Forever session broadcast. Popup get the treatment at Fmusic . Bagelradio is rocking Joker’s Daughter on their current playlist. Brooklyn Vegan have the skinny on Jenny Lewis bandmate Farmer Dave’s upcoming solo project. Lewis is on tour all summer long and we highly recommend you check out her amazing show. RIP Koko Taylor and Jay Bennett . Our current listens: Malcolm Middleton and Bleep’s Olivier Messiaen podcast.