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News Roundup: British Sea Power, Dengue Fever, PLUG Awards

British Sea Power and Dengue Fever tour, and St. Vincent and José González perform at NYC's PLUG Awards.

Do You Like Rock Music? Well, if you answered yes to the query — coincidentally the title of Brit rockers’ latest LP — you should head out and catch British Sea Power this spring on their tour of the U.S. Note the stop at SXSW; again, the lineup gets better and better.

British Sea Power tour dates:

2/25, San Diego, CA (Casbah)
2/27, Los Angeles, CA (The Echo)
2/28, Los Angeles, CA (Spaceland)
2/29, Visalia, CA (Cellar Door)
3/1, San Francisco, CA (Bottom of the Hill/Noise Pop)
3/3, Portland, OR (Doug Fir)
3/4, Seattle, WA (Neumo’s)
3/5, Vancouver, BC (Plaza Club)
3/8, Denver, CO (Hi-Dive)
3/12-16, Austin, TX (SXSW)
3/19, Omaha, NE (Waiting Room)
3/20, Des Moines, IA (Vaudeville Mews)
3/21, Minneapolis, MN (Triple Rock)
3/22, Urbana, IL (Canopy Club)
3/24, Chicago, IL (Empty Bottle)
3/25, Pontiac, MI (Eagle Theatre)
3/26, Cleveland, OH (Grog Shop)
3/27, Columbus, OH (The Basement)
3/29, St. Louis, MO (Billiken Club)

Featured in the January issue of Spin, SoCal-based outfit Dengue Fever, known for their Cambodian ’60s psychedelic sonic, will hit the road this spring in support of Venus on Earth,their third full-length album to date. And unlike the sickly infectiousdisease of the same name, this band’s music is one fever you want tocatch!

Dengue Fever tour dates:

2/27, Chicago, IL (Empty Bottle)
2/28, Pontiac, MI (Crofoot Ballroom)
2/29, Columbus, OH (Skully’s)
3/1, Washington, DC (Black Cat)
3/2, Arden, DE (Arden Gild Hall)
3/4, New York, NY (Mercury Lounge)
3/5, Brooklyn, NY (Southpaw)
3/6, Princeton, NJ (Terrace F. Club)
3/7, Montreal, QC (La Sala Rossa)
3/8, Toronto, ON (Sneaky Dee’s)

Good news for New Yorkers heading to the annual PLUG Awards: St. Vincent and José González,both nominated for three awards each, will perform at the ceremony,slated to hit New York City’s Terminal 5 venue March 6. Comedian Patton Oswalt will host the show. And don’t forget, you can still vote for your favorite nominated artists within the independent community here.

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