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They've been called a 'musical project,' and Jagwar Ma is just fine with that. The Australian psychedelic/dance band known for cuts like "Come Save Me" and "Let Her Go" are a standout name on a Mom + Pop label. Literally.
The trio – Gabriel Winterfield, Jona Ma and Jack Freeman – all grew up in Sydney and played in different outfits. It wasn't until the likes of The NME, London Times and Pitchfork began "Howlin" the band's praises (over their debut album of the same name) that Jagwar Ma really picked up steam. Suddenly everyone, from more iconic artists to peers like Foals, were high on the band.
In case you're wondering (and we're sure you are), the band's name comes from a satirical compound (today's version of the mashup) of the word 'jaguar' and Jono's surname. It's not the only part of their background that's interesting. Ma and Winterfield actually performed together in an experimental group, and would often use a living room as a makeshift recording studio.
These days, Jagwar Ma finds inspiration in even more unique recording spaces. They've played in an abandoned agricultural city in the French countryside, and also used the acoustics of a church for "Howlin." Following the release of the album the band played the Summer Festival circuit throughout the UK, EU and Australia. The trek included stops at Reading and Leeds, Glastonbury, Pukkelpop, Spendour in the Grass and more. The band has also been announced on the Coachella 2014 line-up, along with labelmates Flume and Sleigh Bells.
Jagwar Ma Announce New Tour Dates
Jagwar Ma Tour Dates Concerts Videos Jagwar Ma Tour Sydney-based, psychedelic-pop trio Jagwar Ma sold out last week's shows at NYC's Mercury Lounge (their first ever in North America) long ago, so it only makes sense that they'd announce new dates in conjunction with the summer release of their debut album, Howlin'. They'll be stopping in NYC…Read more
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date city state venue 10/10/2014 Austin TX Zilker Park 10/03/2014 Austin TX Zilker Park 09/24/2014 London London The Garage 08/08/2014 San Francisco CA Golden Gate Park 08/07/2014 Santa Monica CA Santa Monica Pier 08/06/2014 San Diego CA The Casbah 08/02/2014 Toronto ON The Drake Hotel 08/01/2014 Chicago IL Grant Park 08/01/2014 Montreal QC Parc Jean-Drapeau 08/01/2014 Chicago IL Grant Park 07/30/2014 New York NY Webster Hall 07/29/2014 Philadelphia PA Union Transfer 06/25/2014 Pilton Som Worthy Farm 06/07/2014 London Lnd Victoria Park 06/05/2014 Porto Parque da Cidade do Porto 06/01/2014 Zurich ZH Plaza 05/29/2014 Dudingen FR Bad Bonn 05/25/2014 Tourcoing B4 Le Grand Mix 05/18/2014 Amsterdam Nhl Paradiso 05/17/2014 Brussels Brussels-capital Reg Botanique 05/14/2014 London Lbh Electric Brixton 05/13/2014 Birmingham War The Institute 05/11/2014 Leeds Yorkshire The Cockpit 05/10/2014 Manchester Gtm Manchester Academy 2 05/08/2014 Dublin D Whelan's 04/18/2014 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 04/16/2014 Santa Barbara CA Soho Restaurant and Music Club 04/15/2014 San Francisco CA The Fillmore 04/14/2014 San Francisco CA The Fillmore 04/11/2014 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 04/09/2014 Las Vegas NV Beauty Bar 04/05/2014 Columbus OH Lifestyle Communities Pavilion 04/04/2014 Denver CO Sports Authority Field at Mile High 04/04/2014 Pittsburgh PA Stage AE 04/01/2014 Cambridge MA The Sinclair 03/18/2014 Houston TX Fitzgerald's 03/16/2014 Denton TX Dan's Silverleaf 03/13/2014 Austin TX The Belmont 02/28/2014 Manchester Man Victoria Warehouse
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date city state venue 12/13/2013 Los Angeles CA El Rey Theatre 12/11/2013 San Francisco CA The Independent 12/10/2013 Seattle WA Neptune Theatre 12/09/2013 Vancouver BC Fortune Sound Club 12/04/2013 Washington DC U Street Music Hall 12/03/2013 New York NY Bowery Ballroom 12/02/2013 Brooklyn NY Rough Trade NYC 11/30/2013 Philadelphia PA Voyeur Nightclub 11/28/2013 Toronto ON The Hoxton 11/27/2013 Chicago IL Lincoln Hall 11/13/2013 Philadelphia PA Voyeur Nightclub 11/02/2013 Amsterdam Nhl Paradiso 11/01/2013 Amsterdam Nhl Paradiso 10/31/2013 Paris Ville De Paris Le Trabendo 10/24/2013 Bristol Bst Thekla 10/23/2013 London London Scala 10/22/2013 Brighton Bnh The Haunt 10/20/2013 Nottingham Ntt The Rescue Rooms 10/19/2013 Manchester Man Manchester Gorilla 10/17/2013 Glasgow Rfw King Tut's Wah Wah Hut 10/14/2013 London Lnd Barfly Camden 10/04/2013 Los Angeles CA The Echo 10/03/2013 San Francisco CA Rickshaw Stop 10/01/2013 Brooklyn NY Glasslands Gallery 09/30/2013 New York NY Mercury Lounge 09/05/2013 Newport Iow Robin Hill Country Park 08/23/2013 Leeds Yorkshire Bramham Park 08/02/2013 Sydney Nsw The Standard 07/26/2013 Adelaide SA Rocket Bar 07/25/2013 PERTH WA The Bakery 07/18/2013 Beccles Sfk Henham Park 07/12/2013 Kinross ?? Balado Airfield 06/26/2013 Pilton Som Worthy Farm 06/20/2013 Manchester Lan Manchester The Deaf Institute 06/19/2013 London London XOYO 06/12/2013 London London Rough Trade East 05/29/2013 Manchester Lan Manchester The Deaf Institute 05/28/2013 London London XOYO 05/24/2013 Amsterdam Nhl Paradiso 05/16/2013 Brighton Bnh Brighton Dome 04/25/2013 Melbourne Vic Ding Dong Lounge 04/20/2013 Brisbane Qld Alhambra Lounge 04/19/2013 Gold Coast Qld Elsewhere 04/18/2013 Sydney Nsw Oxford Art Factory 03/25/2013 Paris Ile L'Olympia 03/23/2013 Villeurbanne Rho Transbordeur 03/20/2013 Cologne NW Live Music Hall 03/16/2013 Amsterdam Nhl Paradiso 02/26/2013 London London Birthdays 02/21/2013 Sheffield S York Bungalows and Bears 01/28/2013 Claremont WA Claremont Showgrounds 01/20/2013 Southport, QLD Qld Gold Coast Parklands