Allison Weiss signs to SideOneDummy for $1,000,000 (citation needed)

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Allison Weiss
photo: Catie Laffoon

Singer/songwriter and Substream HQ fave Allison Weiss has developed a passionate fanbase throughout the past few years, between her nonstop touring and numerous releases on No Sleep Records. Now, Weiss is ready to hit the big time: She has signed to long-running indie label SideOneDummy, which will release her currently untitled third full-length later this year.

“I’m so thrilled to have SideOneDummy behind me as I move forward towards this next phase of my career,” said Weiss in a statement. “Everyone on staff is such a blast and it feels like we’re all just on the same super-stoked page.”

SideOneDummy and Weiss have produced a totally, 100 percent true documentary on how the two musically hooked up, including the disclosure that she was given a whopping $1,000,000 advance to make her new record (which she created with Forrest Kline of Hellogoodbye and Bradley Hale of Now, Now and Sombear). We’re not entirely sure that $1,000,000 advance is the real deal, but the video is worth watching anyway just to see her try to deposit the check.

Weiss will be on the road all summer long, first with Tim Barry and Northcote, then with Anthony Raneri and What’s Eating Gilbert:

w/Tim Barry, Northcote
JUN 18 THU Johnny Brenda’s Philadelphia, PA
JUN 19 FRI Asbury Lanes Asbury Park, NJ
JUN 20 SAT Saint Vitus Brooklyn, NY
JUN 21 SUN Middle East Upstairs Cambridge, MA
JUN 23 TUE Divan Orange Montreal, Canada
JUN 24 WED Lee’s Palace Toronto, Canada
JUN 25 THU The Studio at Waiting Room Buffalo, NY
JUN 26 FRI 31st Street Pub Pittsburgh, PA
JUN 27 SAT The Camel Richmond, VA

w/ Anthony Raneri, What’s Eating Gilbert
JUL 9 THU Masquerade Atlanta, GA
JUL 10 FRI Crowbar Ybor City, FL
JUL 11 SAT The Social Orlando, FL
JUL 12 SUN 1904 Music Hall Jacksonville, FL
JUL 14 TUE Cat’s Cradle Back Room Carrboro, NC
JUL 15 WED Jammin Java Vienna, VA
JUL 21 TUE Grog Shop Cleveland Heights, OH
JUL 23 THU The Shelter Detroit, MI
JUL 24 FRI Double Door Chicago, IL
JUL 25 SAT The Demo St Louis, MO
JUL 26 SUN Record Bar Kansas City, MO
JUL 28 TUE Marquis Theater Denver, CO

w/Anthony Raneri, Laura Stevenson
JUL 29 WED Kilby Court Salt Lake City, UT
JUL 31 FRI El Corazon Seattle, WA
AUG 1 SAT White Eagle Portland, OR
AUG 3 MON Bottom of the Hill San Francisco, CA
AUG 4 TUE Constellation Room Santa Ana, CA
AUG 5 WED The Echo Los Angeles, CA
AUG 6 THU House of Blues – Voodoo Room San Diego, CA
AUG 7 FRI Rebel Lounge Phoenix, AZ
AUG 8 SAT The Works Albuquerque, NM
AUG 10 MON Gas Monkey FREE SHOW Dallas, TX
AUG 11 TUE Stubbs Austin, TX
AUG 12 WED Fitzgerald’s Houston, TX
AUG 14 FRI Mercy Lounge Nashville, TN