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Ty Segall

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Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

Lo-fi musician Ty Segall first garnered public acclaim as the lead singer of Orange County, California garage rock revivalist band the Epsilons. With that band, he practiced a rawer, snottier take on Strokes/Vines/White Stripes-style rock, occasionally delving into more retro territory. On his solo album, Lemons, however, Segall delivered a much more traditional sound, studiously re-creating '60s guitar tones and drenching his tracks in old-school reverb. The stomping results bore a striking resemblance to early garage masters such as the Sonics and the Standells, as well as proto-punks the Stooges and bedroom folk antecedent Alexander "Skip" Spence. He returned in 2010 with Melted. 2011 was a busy year for him, with two albums -- Live in Aisle Five and Goodbye Bread -- scheduled for release. Goodbye Bread marked a turn toward Segall's softer side, evoking a John Lennon-like take on quieter and more introspective singer/songwriter fare. In 2012, Segall collaborated with Strange Boys' offshoot White Fence on Hair. This mini-album married Segall's Beatles-soaked pop hooks and production with White Fence's Syd Barrett-influenced, acid-damaged garage sounds. Two more Segall albums followed that year, including June's Slaughterhouse with the Ty Segall Band on In the Red, and Twins, the completely solo follow up to Goodbye Bread released on Drag City in October.

Tour Dates All Dates Dates In My Area

Date Venue Location Tickets
05.06.17 Pappy and Harriets Pioneertown Palace Pioneertown, CA US
05.10.17 Cain's Ballroom Tulsa, OK US
05.11.17 Irving Theater Indianapolis, IN US
05.13.17 Metro Chicago, IL US
05.14.17 Thalia Hall Chicago, IL US
05.17.17 Warsaw Brooklyn, NY US
05.18.17 Warsaw Brooklyn, NY US
05.19.17 Warsaw Brooklyn, NY US
05.20.17 Trocadero Philadelphia, PA US
05.21.17 Mr. Smalls Theatre Millvale, PA US

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Who Are…Audacity

By Douglas Wolk, Contributor

Audacity got a head start on their career — their two singer/guitarists, Matt Schmalfeld and Kyle Gibson, have been playing together in one band or another since they met in elementary school in 2002. Over the past decade or so, the quartet has become a force in modern garage-punk, both on their own and as the backup band for other artists, including King Tuff (their former labelmate on Burger Records, which also released the first… more »

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Label Profile: Goner Records

By Austin L. Ray, Contributor

File under: Blistering punk, scrappy garage, other assorted oddities Flagship Acts: Jay Reatard, Ty Segall, Reigning Sound, Eddy Current Suppression Ring Based In: Memphis, Tennessee Memphis label Goner Records was born out of - and has been sustained by - happy accidents. The first occurred in 1993 at the second-annual Garage Shock festival in Bellingham, Wash. Japanese rockers Guitar Wolf showed up to the fest uninvited, accompanying fellow Japanese bands Jackie & the Cedrics and the 5.6.7.8's (the… more »

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Who Are…Bass Drum Of Death

By Ian Cohen, Contributor

You can never accuse John Barrett of having his heart in the wrong place when he explains the genesis of what would eventually become Bass Drum of Death: "Basically, the whole purpose of me ever [playing songs] live was because I could get free drinks and make a little money and girls would talk to me. It worked a lot better than if I was just going out normally." Indeed, while their debut LP GB… more »

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SXSW 2011: Day 1 Report

By J. Edward Keyes, Editor-in-Chief

Now well into its second decade, the days during which South By Southwest - and the bands it attracts - could count novelty as a chief draw are long over. And with blogs and social media sites having likewise moved from fad to institution, the odds that anyone would be hearing a band for the first time in Austin is also significantly reduced. And so the thousands of bands looking to make an impression at… more »

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Who Is…Ty Segall

By Mike McGonigal, Contributor

Ty Segall is a young, good-looking, well-adjusted California kid. In high school he was on the surf team and in a surprisingly good garage rock band, the Epsilons. These days, he's just released his fourth solo album, Melted. It's so self-assuredly joyous and such reckless fun that you might easily miss the obvious fact: Ty Segall is one of our greatest living rock 'n' roll musicians. A friend of mine once described Ty as "Jay Reatard,… more »

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