Thursday, December 23, 2010

Persephone's Bees Free Download + "Santa Baby"

Wow! What a great Christmas cover. "Santa Baby" never sounded so good. Nice job Persephone's Bees.




"I Like You" is the second song from Perephone's Bees new album which is available at iTunes, CD Baby and Amazon.

You can download a free live version of the song from their website
here.

Edwyn Collins To Release New Album

Edwyn Collins will release his 7th solo album Losing Sleep March 22nd.

Edwyn Collins - Do It Again (feat. Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos and Nick McCarthy)


You may remember him from his breakthrough hit "A Girl Like You"

or possibly the band Orange Juice?

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Doors Respond To Florida's Pardon Of Jim Morrison

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 22, 2010 — In the wake of Florida’s decision to issue a pardon to Jim Morrison of the Doors more than 40 years after his alleged obscene acts on a Miami stage, his bandmates Ray Manzarek, John Densmore and Robby Krieger issued this statement:

In 1969 the Doors played an infamous concert in Miami, Florida. Accounts vary as to what actually happened on stage that night.

Whatever took place that night ended with The Doors sharing beers and laughter in the dressing room with the Miami police, who acted as security at the venue that evening. No arrests were made. The next day we flew off to Jamaica for a few days’ vacation before our planned 20-city tour of America.

That tour never materialized. Four days later, warrants were issued in Miami for the arrest of Morrison on trumped-up charges of indecency, public obscenity, and general rock-and-roll revelry. Every city The Doors were booked into canceled their engagement.

A circus of fire-and-brimstone “decency” rallies, grand jury investigations and apocalyptic editorials followed – not to mention allegations ranging from the unsubstantiated (he exposed himself) to the fantastic (the Doors were “inciting a riot” but also “hypnotizing” the crowd).

In August, Jim Morrison went on trial in Miami. He was acquitted on all but two misdemeanor charges and sentenced to six months’ hard labor in Raiford Penitentiary. He was appealing this conviction when he died in Paris on July 3, 1971. Four decades after the fact, with Jim an icon for multiple generations – and those who railed against him now a laughingstock – Florida has seen fit to issue a pardon.

We don't feel Jim needs to be pardoned for anything.

His performance in Miami that night was certainly provocative, and entirely in the insurrectionary spirit of The Doors' music and message. The charges against him were largely an opportunity for grandstanding by ambitious politicians – not to mention an affront to free speech and a massive waste of time and taxpayer dollars. As Ann Woolner of the Albany Times-Union wrote recently, “Morrison's case bore all the signs of a political prosecution, a rebuke from the cultural right to punish a symbol of Dionysian rebellion.”

If the State of Florida and the City of Miami want to make amends for the travesty of Jim Morrison's arrest and prosecution forty years after the fact, an apology would be more appropriate – and expunging the whole sorry matter from the record. And how about a promise to stop letting culture-war hysteria trump our First Amendment rights? Freedom of Speech must be held sacred, especially in these reactionary times.

Love,
The Doors
The Morrison Family

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Happy Birthday Frank Zappa - Thanks For the Music

The Frank Zappa Aaafnraaaa Birthday Bundle from itunes:

Name Artist Time Price
1
Willie The Pimp DMC, Talib Kweli, MMM & Ahmet Zappa (Prod. Jared Lee Gosselin) 3:57
2
Bobby Brown Goes Down Ahmet Zappa (Prod. Jared Lee Gosselin) 3:07
3
Treacherous Cretins Frank Zappa 8:19
4
The Deathless Horsie Dweezil Zappa 6:16
5
City Of Tiny Lites Frank Zappa 6:56
6
Your Mouth Macy Gray (Prod. Jared Lee Gosselin) 3:42
7
My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama Frank Zappa 3:34
8
Jumbo Go Away Frank Zappa 5:07
9
Peaches En Regalia Dweezil Zappa 3:15
10
Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance Holland Greco 1:56
11
The Torture Never Stops Chloe & Robert Trujillo 10:16
12
Stairway To Heaven Frank Zappa 10:10

Buy it here.

As a kid I sat alone and listened to Apostrophe on headphones over and over. That probably explains a lot.....

Monday, December 20, 2010

Roy Orbison's "Pretty Paper"


Roy Orbison's "Pretty Paper" MP3 as a Merry Christmas from the Orbison family and Roy's estate.

Portlandia - Dream of the 90s Ft Fred Armisen

In honor of losing another friend to Portland....

The Priests feat. Shane MacGowan - Little Drummer Boy/Peace On Earth

"Silent Night" Richard Hawley, Jarvis Cocker and Lisa Hannigan

Richard Hawley, Jarvis Cocker and Lisa Hannigan perform "Silent Night"

Christmas Was Better in th '80s

According to The Futureheads anyway....










Sunday, December 19, 2010

Friday, December 17, 2010

Crystal Castles ft Robert Smith



I LOVE it!

Christmas With Fujiya & Miyagi

Fujiya & Miyagi's Ventriloquizzing will be available January 25th 2011 via Yep Roc.

Little Cracker W/ Julian Barratt (Mighty Boosh)

The Velvet Mouse - Dig 'em!



Paying tribute to '70s cartoons. Keeping the innocence in me alive - The Velvet Mouse. Thanks guys!



New Music From The Always Groovy Garbo's Daughter


From the upcoming 7" Spin and Melt coming very soon on SURFIN' KI RECORDS!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Interview With Richard Ayoade About His Feature Film Submarine and More

Click here to read an interview with Mighty Boosh/Garth Marenghi/IT Crowd funny Man Richard Ayoade.

Los Campesinos! - Straight in at 101

Please go buy this album. Trust me. Romance Is Boring


Los Campesinos! "Straight in at 101"

Listen Up! Classic Songs

For my money these are absolutely perfect songs.
"Roadrunner" J Richman

"Waterloo Sunset" The Kinks

"That's Entertainment" The Jam

"20th Century Boy" T - Rex


More to come in the future. What are some of yours?

Friday, October 22, 2010

Persephone's Bees - Dig It! Buy It!

"Ugly Thing" by Persephone's Bees


The single "Ugly Thing" will be available October 26 via CDbaby, iTunes, Amazon etc.
YOu may download it fro .99 from the band here.
The next single - as yet unknown - will see a 7" release.

A message from the band regarding the .99 proce tag:
"Regarding 99c. Many people these days don't want to pay for music, and I understand the reasons, but I'm a believer that 99c is not really big money to pay for a piece of art, for something that will give you joy, inspiration, or even put you in a sad pensive mood and make you think. People spend more money on Hollywood movies thus making rich people richer, or spend more money on beer, coffee and cigarettes thus making rich people richer.

Tom and I spent a long time making this record, as usual we attended to every detail, we strive for quality (hopefully), we put love and sorrow and our whole life into it, and we hope people will experience some kind of feeling while listening to our songs. By paying 99 c per song you're saying to us 'We appreciate your effort, we're recognizing your quality, we're helping the arts!' And we do thank you for that! It will also allow us to continue making new songs for you." - Angelina/Persephone's Bees

You can buy the last album here:


Here's a great single from that album called "Nice Day."

!!! Debut Jamie My Intentions Are Bass Video


(directed by Saman Keshavarz):
Jamie, My Intentions are Bass EP track listing

1. Jamie, My Intentions Are Bass
2. The Hammer (Thomas Bullock Remix)
3. Most Certain Sure (Liv Spencer Remix)
4. The Hammer (Canyons Remix)
5. Steady As The Sidewalk Cracks (Tim Goldsworthy Remix)
6. Most Certain Sure (Bibio Remix)

Free EP From War Tapes

Like your music dark tinged '80s influenced? Check out War Tapes.

Click here to download a track or the whole EP Fever Changing! - FREE.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Moogfest 2010

MOOGFEST ADDS YOUNGER BROTHER & SHPONGLE TO 2010 FESTIVAL LINEUP & ANNOUNCES FILM SCREENINGS: “MOOG: A DOCUMENTARY FILM BY HANS FJELLESTAD” AND SOUTHEAST PREMIERE OF “BOUNCING CATS”


HALLOWEEN WEEKEND – 10/29 – 10/31 IN ASHEVILLE, NC

As MoogFest 2010 draws even closer (just two weeks to go!!), we have more exciting announcements to share with you! MoogFest 2010 has added Shpongle (Simon Posford DJ Set) to the already incredible Saturday lineup, and a very rare performance by Younger Brother (Live) to Sunday’s bill, rounding out what is certainly the biggest Halloween party around!



Additionally, the festival’s film screenings for Saturday and Sunday afternoon are now in place -- MoogFest 2010 will be presenting the Southeast premiere of “Bouncing Cats: A film by Nabil Elderkin & Red Bull Media House” and “Moog: a documentary film by Hans Fjellestad”. Following the screening of “Moog: a documentary film by Hans Fjellestad”, Herb Deutsch (co-collaborator on first Modular in 1963) and DJ Spooky, both of whom are featured in the documentary, will take part in a Q & A session with the audience.



Film Screenings Schedule (all shown at the Fine Arts Theatre):

Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM -- Bouncing Cats: A film by Nabil Elderkin & produced by Red Bull Media House

Sunday 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM -- Moog: a documentary film by Hans Fjellestad

Sunday 2:15 PM - 2:30 PM -- Q&A with Herb Deutsch and DJ Spooky



“Bouncing Cats” is the inspiring story of one man’s attempt to create a better life for the children of Uganda using the unlikely tool of hip-hop with a focus on b-boy culture and breakdance. In 2006, Abraham “Abramz” Tekya, a Ugandan b-boy and A.I.D.S. orphan created Breakdance Project Uganda (B.P.U.) with the goal of establishing a free workshop that would empower, rehabilitate and heal the community by teaching youth about b-boy culture. Abramz invited Crazy Legs, one of the founding members of the Rock Steady Crew, to visit Uganda and teach these classes. From the southern slums of Uganda to the war-torn North, Crazy Legs encountered a passion for hip-hop and desire to learn amongst the most squalid conditions. “Bouncing Cats” follows Abramz, Crazy Legs, and Breakdance Project Uganda on a journey to use hip-hop culture for positive social change. The film features narration by Common and interviews with Mos Def, Will.I.Am, and K’Naan.



MoogFest 2010, a three-day festival celebrating the innovative spirit of Bob Moog, takes place Halloween weekend, October 29-31, in Asheville, NC. To see the weekend schedule, and learn about the available workshops and synth art show, visit http://moogfest.com/2010/moogfest-2010/overview/. To purchase MoogFest 2010 weekend passes or single day tickets and for more information about the festival visit moogfest.com.



MoogFest 2010 Lineup:



Friday, October 29

DEVO

MGMT

Big Boi

Girl Talk

Panda Bear

RJD2

Mutemath

Dan Deacon

Van Dyke Parks

Nortec Collective Presents: Bostich & Fussible

Saturn Never Sleeps (Featuring King Britt & Rucyl)

The Octopus Project

Kuroma

Clare & The Reasons

Dan Deacon’s Ambient Analog Moog Set

Javelin

Bonobo

Star Mountain

Lorn

Paper Tiger



Saturday, October 30
Massive Attack

Thievery Corporation

Shpongle (Simon Posford DJ Set)

Jonsi

Disco Biscuits

Caribou

Four Tet

Matmos

Dâm-Funk

School of Seven Bells

Jon Hopkins

Emeralds

Mountain Man

Ikonika

Alex B

The Volt Per Octaves w/ Special Guest Bernie Worrell

Nosaj Thing

Projek Moog w/ Brian Kehew

Pnuma Trio

Strut & Friends Perform “Check Your Head”

RBTS Win

Virtual Boy

DJ Bowie



Sunday, October 31

Pretty Lights

Hot Chip

Younger Brother (Live)

Sleigh Bells

El-P

Neon Indian

Omar Souleyman

Mimosa

Two Fresh

DJ Spooky

Dark Party

Shout Out Out Out Out
Headtronics

MartyParty

Mindelixir

THUMP

Dâm-Funk DJ Set

Gramatik
Michael Menart

The Thermals - Free MP3

Click here to download "Never Listen To Me" by The Thermals.

Ari Up R.I.P. (1962-2010) / The Slits Singer Passes Awaay

Ari Up (born Ariane Forester) of The Slits has died after a long illness and the family, including her stepfather John Lydon (Johnny Rotten) has asked for privacy at this time.

Then: "Typical Girls"

And now (from the new album Trapped Animal): "Lazy Slam"


Thanks for the smiles and inspiration.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Future Islands Tour and Remixes by Jason Urick

Future Islands - US tour, remixed by Jason Urick

Future Islands' Undressed EP of acoustic performances was released in September and remains available on vinyl. And In Evening Air, has been released as a limited and final pressing of clear vinyl.
Future Islands - "In Evening Air" (Jason Urick remix)
here or here.

Future Islands - "Tin Man" (Jason Urick remix)
here or here.

FUTURE ISLANDS FALL TOUR DATES:

Oct 25 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
Oct 26 Albany, NY 545
Oct 27 Providence, RI AS220
Oct 28 Waltham, MA Brandeis University
Oct 29 Philadelphia, PA The Ox
Oct 30 Haverford, PA Haverford College // Lunt Basement
Nov 4 Washington, DC Black Cat *
Nov 5 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506 *
Nov 6 Greenville, NC Live Nightclub *
Nov 7 Columbia, SC New Brookland Tavern *
Nov 8 Savannah, GA The Wormhole *
Nov 9 Tallahasse, FL Farside *
Nov 10 New Orleans, LA The Saint *
Nov 11 Houston, TX Fitzgerald's *
Nov 12 Austin, TX Mohawk *
Nov 13 Norman, OK Opolis *
Nov 14 Hot Springs, AR The Exchange *
Nov 15 Oxford, MS Red Star Bar *
Nov 16 Knoxville, TN The Pilot Light *
Nov 17 Atlanta, GA Eyedrum *
Nov 18 Charlotte, NC The Milestone *
Nov 19 Raleigh, NC Kings *
Nov 20 Baltimore, MD Ottobar *
* w/Lonnie Walker

Fujiya & Miyagi Ventriloquizzing LP Details

Ventriloquizzing Tracks:
1. Ventriloquizzing
2. Sixteen Shades of Black and Blue
3. Cat Got Your Tongue
4. Taiwanese Boots
5. Yoyo
6. Pills
7. OK
8. Minestrone
9. Spilt Milk
10. Tinsel & Glitter
11. Universe

You can get an MP3 over on Pitchfork, but they're too cool for me to even link to....

Subpop gives out Dntel Goodies

Head on over to Sub Pop for free downloads of new Awith tracks "After Parties" and "Flares" with this magical link.

The P.R. skinny:

Dntel is the operational alias for Los Angeles resident Jimmy Tamborello. Jimmy also sometimes records and releases music under the name James Figurine. He is also the host of the Dublab radio show “Dying Songs.” And, he is also, it's true, one half of The Postal Service (whose 2003 album Give Up is Sub Pop's second best-selling album of all time). In 2007, we at Sub Pop released the most recent Dntel album, entitled Dumb Luck which included contributions from a whole raft of talented people too numerous to list here (a short version of that list would include members of Grizzly Bear, Rilo Kiley, Bright Eyes, and Arthur & Yu).
On

Dec. 7th, 2010 we are releasing new music from Dntel in the form of a pair of companion EPs, entitled After Parties 1 and (very sensibly, given their complementary relationship) After Parties 2. These two EPs collect 8 new Dntel tracks (3 on After Parties 1 and 5 on After Parties 2) which are a bit more minimalist and experimental in nature, all of them instrumental, and feature (to the best of our "knowledge") a list of guest contributors numbering exactly zero. These 8 new tracks are also, we are able to discern even through the mist of biases both personal and professional, really something special.
Both After Parties 1 and After Parties 2 will be available on 12" vinyl and as weightless, odorless digital audio files; neither will be available on CD.
It is worth mentioning here that at some as-yet-undefined point in 2011 we will be releasing an expanded reissue of Dntel's 2001 full-length Life Is Full of Possibilities, which is not only a great record, but notable for, among a great many other things, including the collaboration between Ben Gibbard and Jimmy (on "(This Is) The Dream of Evan and Chan") which led to the formation of The Postal Service.

For further info about “After Parties 1” and “After Parties 2” please visit: subpop.com

Wax Fang










James Vincent McMorrow Announces the Release of His Debut Album in the US

James Vincent McMorrow's LP Early In The Morning will be released in the U.S. January 25. He's caused quite a stir in his native Ireland - where he self released the record.

10.20 Los Angeles CA- Hotel Café (with Bell X1)
10.21 New York NY - Bowery Poetry Club (10:40pm - CMJ)
10.22 New York NY - Glasslands Gallery (7pm-CMJ)
10.22 New York NY - Bowery Ballroom (9pm-CMJ)

The Engliush Beat Celebrate SAMHAIN IN L.A. and Add More Tour Dates

THE ENGLISH BEAT LIVE:

Oct 21 Yoshi’s San Francisco, CA
Oct 22 Saugus Speedway Saugus, CA
Oct 23 Last Day Saloon Santa Rosa, CA
Oct 29 House Of Blues Anaheim, CA
Oct 30 Saint Rocke Hermosa Beach, CA
Oct 31 Henry Fonda Theatre Los Angeles, CA
Nov 05 Fishlips Bakersfield, CA
Nov 06 Romano’s Concert Lounge Riverside, CA
Nov 12 Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach, CA
Nov 13 Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach, CA
Nov 19 SLO Brewing Company San Luis Obispo, CA
Nov 20 SoHo Santa Barbara, CA
Dec 08 Ramshead On Stage Annapolis, MD
Dec 09 Bell House Brooklyn, NY
Dec 10 Fairfield Theatre – Stage One Fairfield, CT
Dec 11 Fairfield Theatre – Stage One Fairfield, CT
Dec 12 Infinity Hall Norfolk, CT
Dec 14 Maxwell’s Hoboken, NJ
Dec 15 Tupelo Music Hall Londonderry, NH
Dec 16 Tupelo Music Hall White River Junction, VT
Feb 4 Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach, CA
Feb 5 Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach, CA

New MP3 From Flight

Download the new single from Flight called "Real Esteate" here.

Upcoming Live Dates:
Thu 10/21 Blackout Booking Party, Bruar Falls 9PM
Fri 10/22 Fader Fort, 38 Delancey 720PM
Sat 10/23 Inflated Records Party, Bruar Falls 840
Sat 10/23 Daed Pizza Presents, Cake Shop 1040PM
Sat 10/23 The Imposition, Don Pedros 115AM

New Kermit Ruffins Brings the Sound of New Orleans / MP3

Kermit Ruffins will release his new album Happy Talk on Oct. 26th via Basin St. Records.
Grab the catchy and upbeat New Orleans infused jazz sounding "Hey Look Me Over" here.

Filthybird Relase album Today / CMJ Dates and MP3 Download

Filthybird releases Songs For Other People via Holidays for Quince Records today.

To sample their wares, just download "Hiders." And also "Pick Me Up."

Catch them live:
10.21.10 - Raleigh, NC - Tir Na Nog
with Mt. Moriah and Old Bricks
10.23.10 - Greensboro, NC - Flat Iron (Greensboro CD Release Party)
with Decoration Ghost, Crystal Bright and the Silver Hands, and Calico Haunts

BRAHMS Announce CMJ Schedule . MP3



CMJ Dates

10/19 - Pianos, 158 Ludlow St, NY - 6.00pm - Music Slut CMJ Opening Party w/ Oberhofer, Young The Giant, Hooray For Earth etc...
10/20 - Ella Lounge, 9 Ave A, NY - 8.00pm - NickyDigital.com Party w/ The Suzan, Grvrbbrs etc...
10/20 - Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn - 10.00pm - Deli Magazine showcase w/ Bear Hands, Oberhofer & Keepaway
10/20 - Studio @ Webster Hall, 125 E11th St, NY - 12.00am - SESAC showcase w/ Dinowalrus etc...
10/21 - Public Assembly, 70 N6th St, Brooklyn - 9.00pm - Neon Gold / Chess Club party w/ Fenech Solar, Penguin Prison, Oberhofer, Sound Of Arrows etc...
10/21 - Bowery Hotel, 335 Bowery, NY -11.30pm - Arcade 44.tv party w/ Evan Voytas, MillionYoung & Motel Motel
10/22 - Bowery Electric, 327 Bowery, NY - 12.00am - Cantora & Friends Showcase w/ Bear Hands, Emil & Friends, Superhumanoids etc...
10/23 - The Rock Shop, 249 4th Ave, Brooklyn - 5.30pm - Gothamist House w/ Radical Dads, The Forms etc...
10/23 - Pianos, 158 Ludlow St, NY - 6.00pm - Flower Booking showcase w/ MillionYoung, Sunglasses, Sherlocks Daughter etc...



2 MP3 links to follow shortly..... stay tunes.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Third Man Brings You 4,6,7,8s Woo=Hoo

Straight from the Third Man website:
We’ve been sitting on this one so long it feels good to finally let it free like some doves at a wedding.

You may know them from “Kill Bill” but let it be known that for many years prior the 5.6.7.8’s toiled away in their own 1960’s gold-glitter garage universe without the slightest notice from those outside a small circle a like-minded anoraks.

That’s why Third Man is overjoyed to reissue the self-titled LP from Japan’s finest female garage rockers. As its first-ever domestic US release, this album is a long-time personal favorite of Jack White’s and he’s been known to break into “I Walk Like Jayne Mansfield” (a veritable classic included on this LP) without notice during White Stripes live performances. Couple that with impeccable covers of “Harlem Nocturne”, “Long Tall Sally” as well other originals and what you get is as close to a modern garage “must-have” as there is.

Third Man spared no expense with this project from the gold-foil embossing on the old-style, tip-on LP cover (something the band wanted on the original issue of the record but which was not feasible at the time) to the limited edition, split-color black and gold pressing...this project was a labor of love. Split-colors will only be available randomly in mail orders. No copies will be sold from Third Man.

SO...To celebrate our monumental 2nd mind blowing re-issue this year (see Jon Wayne) the go go garage girls are dropping by from Japan to play their first show in America in several years! That’s right, the 5,6,7,8’s are playing Live at Third Man Records on Oct. 22nd. I can hear you wondering already if the show is going to be recorded for a live album. Aren’t you astute? Of course it is. And we wouldn’t have one of our favorite bands crossing continents and oceans and not stop by Third Man Studios for a Blue Series would we? WELL WOULD WE???

The 5,6,7,8’s record re-issue release party and live show get down:
Third Man Records
Oct. 22nd
Doors at 9pm, TMR DJs from doors, 5,6,7,8’s live at 10:30pm
This show is 21+ and a bar will be open. Sorry, no kids, no BYOB.
Advance tickets available at Third Man Records for $5

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Dirty Shirt Rock ‘N’ Roll: The First Ten Years

Check out Halloween Mix 2010 #3 for a Jon Spencer Blues Explosion song "She Said."


The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Dirty Shirt Rock ‘N’ Roll: The First Ten Years
A Kaye Telle Review



Jon Spencer is a man of many faces. He is a crazed preacher proselytizing the electric gospel. He is a musical ringmaster with Tourette’s Syndrome repeatedly proclaiming, “the blues is number one.” He is the majestic mumbling Boomhauer of rock and roll. He and the Blues Explosion are here for one reason: to save rock and roll. And they do it repeatedly, as though it simply flows from their veins; as if they were born to do it. If you’ve ever seen them live, you know two things for certain: they take no prisoners and they are not fucking around.

These three men—Jon Spencer (vocals and guitar), Judah Bauer (guitar, backing vocals), and Russell Simins (drums)—come at you with the force of a tsunami. Spencer alternately oozes sex and confidence while spazzing out like a man possessed; Bauer is cool and laid back while laying down the foundation; and Simins looms large over his drum kit building beats like Godzilla driving a freight train that’s speeding straight for you. Phil Spector built an undeniable wall of sound, but The Blues Explosion could knock it down with just a few riffs and not even break a sweat. The Blues Explosion are a force to be reckoned with, so one had better get in on the party or get the hell out of the way.

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If you ever bought a ticket for the ride, man, were you in for a good time. These boys tore it up. They made rock and roll that hit you in the gut and the crotch like rock music was intended to do. It was powerful heady stuff. Sure Spencer had his shtick, and fans made sport of counting how many times he shouted “Blues Explosion!” or “number one!” during a show or a song, but there was also honesty. The Blues Explosion were genuine. They delivered on the promise of rock and roll and then some.

If you have yet to hear The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, it’s fair to say that I both pity and envy you. I pity the fact that you missed out on one of the greatest live experiences to be had by a rock music fan, and pity that you’ve missed out on endless hours of musical bliss.

But I envy the experience you will have upon your first listen, the joy you will experience when you hear the bands new release Dirty Shirt Rock ‘N’ Roll, a best-of compilation by one of the best rock bands there ever was. . . or will be. From the blues infused down ‘n’ dirty “Chicken Dog” to the lazy groove of “Magical Colors” to the grimy, rockabilly humor of “Blues X Man,” this album is all killer, no filler.

“Bellbottoms” (which always makes for the perfect opener to a mix tape), comes in with strings and lulls the listener into a slow groove and then smacks the shit out of them with piercing guitars, drums going off like machine gun shells hitting the pavement, and ’round about the four minute mark—when Spencer proclaims “I Wanna Dance”—it gets even more intense, which hardly seems possible. “Shake Em Down” makes dance music from good, old fashioned blues. “Flavor” is one of the best collaborations ever to hit wax with Beck rapping and Mike D adding flair, not to mention the entertaining music video. Remember those? Not just videos, but entertaining videos? Yeah, The Blues Explosion had those, too.

It was just announced that The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion will perform at the Pitchfork Festival and if you have the means to see them live—do it. Make it happen, because I’d hedge a bet it will end up being one of your favorite concert memories.

Thanks for coming back, Blues Explosion. Now its time for everyone else to step aside so you can show them how it’s done. Yes indeed, the blues is number one.

Russell Brand and Noel Fielding Reunite as The Goth Detectives

Russell Brand and Noel Fielding Reunite as The Goth Detectives

Click here to download the free Russell Brand Radio Show Podcast.

The Savage Canvas Trailer Featuring Julian Barratt



Director: Tim Hope
Writers: Tim Hope and Susanna Kleeman
Producer: Russell McLean
DoP: Simon Vickery
Production Designer: Joel Collins
Editor: Paul Hardcastle

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Raw Energy Of Young Men in Rock and Roll

Music is about this. I still like Paul Weller, but man...
This is The Jam covering "Sweet Soul Music" / "Back in my Arms Again" as if their lives depended upon it. Jam

Freelance Whales Release New Single / Tour With Miniature Tigers

Download Freelance Whales' single “Enzymes” here.

U.S. Winter Tour

10/1 – Starry Nights Festival – Bowling Green, KY (FESTIVAL)
11/5 – Maxwell’s – Hoboken, NJ (w/ Miniature Tigers)
11/6 – Black Cat – Washington, DC (w/ Miniature Tigers)
11/7 – Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC (w/ Miniature Tigers)
11/8 – The Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA (w/ Miniature Tigers)
11/10 – Fitzgerald’s Downstairs – Houston, TX (w/ Miniature Tigers)
11/11 – The ND @ 501 Studios – Austin, TX (w/ Miniature Tigers)
11/12 – The Loft – Dallas, TX (w/ Miniature Tigers)
11/14 – Clubhouse Music Venue – Tempe, AZ (w/ Miniature Tigers)
11/16 – Detroit Bar – Costa Mesa, CA (w/ Miniature Tigers)
11/18 – Troubadour – West Hollywood, CA (w/ Miniature Tigers)
11/19 – Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, CA (w/ Miniature Tigers)
11/21 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR (w/ Miniature Tigers)
11/23 – Crocodile Café – Seattle, WA (w/ Miniature Tigers)
11/24 – The Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, BC (w/ Miniature Tigers)
11/27 – Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT (w/ Miniature Tigers)
11/29 – Hi-Dive – Denver, CO (w/ Miniature Tigers)
12/01 – 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN (w/ Miniature Tigers)
12/02 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL (w/ Miniature Tigers)
12/03 – The Basement – Columbus, OH (w/ Miniature Tigers)
12/04 – Brillobox – Pittsburgh, PA (w/ Miniature Tigers)
12/05 – Mohawk Place – Buffalo, NY (w/ Miniature Tigers)
12/07 – El Mocambo Club – Toronto, ONT (w/ Miniature Tigers)
12/08 – La Sala Rossa – Montreal, QC (w/ Miniature Tigers)
12/09 – Middle East Restaurant & Night Club – Cambridge, MA (w/ Miniature Tigers)
12/10 – Iron Horse Music Hall – Northampton, MA (w/ Miniature Tigers)
12/14 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA (w/ Miniature Tigers)
12/15 – Webster’s Hall – New York, NY (w/ Miniature Tigers)

We Are Trees Announce CMJ Shows and New Release

Boyfriend is available now for digital download, pre=orders are being taken and vinyl pre-orders will be received by the release date, November 9th. Click here for more information.

CMJ Shows
10/20 - Googie's Lounge - CMJ Official Showcase
10/22 - Cake Shop Pop Tarts Suck Party
10/22 - Bowery Electric Cantora Records Party

Miracles of Modern Science Enter the Studio and Announce LIve Shows

Miracles of Modern Science have entered the studio to work on their debut (as yet untitled) full length album.



To download the MP3 "I Found Space" click here.

NYC Dates:
Oct 21 - Bar Matchless - Brooklyn, NY at 9:30pm
Citizen Music/Oven Fresh CMJ Showcase
w/ Hank & Cupcakes, The Shake, Charlene Kaye & the Brilliant Eyes
Oct 23 - The Delancey - NY, NY at 4pm
I Rock I Roll & Nachos NY CMJ Day Party
w/ Philadelphia Grand Jury, Young the Giant, Savoir Adore, Ravens and Chimes
Oct 23 - Fat Baby - NY, NY at 11pm
CMJ Showcase
w/ Dinosaur Feathers, Zambri, the Jezabels, Alcoholic Faith Mission

New Video From Dandy Warhols

Take Out by Bridget Palardy



Featuring members of the NYC improv group, Chet Watkins, as well as a cameo by Tony award-winning actress, Karen Ziemba, "TAKE OUT" was shot on location at Paulie Gee's in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, and promises to redress the the pent-up frustrations of anyone who has ever worked in the service industry. This action-comedy was written and directed by Bridget Palardy, a music video director and former waitress herself, who teamed up with her sister and comedic actress, Kat Palardy, in the lead role.

Geneva Jacuzzi "Bad Moods" Video Featuring Ariel Pink

I totally flaked about posting this. I was going to send her some Salome attire and I screwed that up as well.

Halloween Mix '2010 #3

I've had a lot of downloads, but not one comment. Are comments uncool?
Anyway - enjoy the third in the 2010 series. Parts one and two should still be active. Please support the
artists buy buying their music and or concert tickets.

Click here for Kaye Telle's Halloween 2010 Mix #3.



Halloween Mix 2010 #3

Let's Get Killed - The Immortal Lee County Killers
She Said - Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
I Put a Spell on You - Screamin' Jay Hawkings
Haunted - The Pogues and Sinead O'Connor
Little Ghost - The White Stripes
Long Black Veil - Johnny Cash
Psycho Therapy - Ramones
We're All Mad Here - Tom Waits
Deep in the Woods - The Birthday Party
Wax And Wane - Cocteau Twins BBC Sessions
I Come And Stand At Every Door - This Mortal Coil
Stigmata Martyr - Bauhaus
Serenity in Murder - Slayer
In Heaven (Lady In The Radiatior Song) [Live] - The Pixies
The Carny - Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds

Saturday, October 16, 2010

The Young Veins Are Groovy

"Change" from The Young Veins album Take a Vacation - available now.


You should be able to access the Daytrotter session here.

GROOVY!

Redd Kross / Red Cross Performing Their First EP Live

Red Cross Perform the Posh Boy EP Live - Club Lingerie Oct 13, 2010


Thanks to youtube user FurleyVision

New Bryan Ferry Vido For Shameless

"Shameless" from the upcoming album Olympia (10/26) which continues the Roxy Music tradition of featuring beautiful women on album covers. Special guests abound - including Nile Rodgers, Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour, Groove Armada, Scissor Sisters, Marcus Miller, Flea, ex Stone Roses Mani (Primal Scream) and Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead. It also sees Ferry back in the saddle with Roxy Music mates Brian Eno, Phil Manzanera, and Andy Mackay.

How Not To Live Your Life Featuring Noel Fieldig

Noel Fielding from The Mighty Boosh shows his conservative side in the upcoming series 3 of How Not To Live Your Life.

Click here for pictures and information.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Monday, October 11, 2010

New Video From Blue Water White Death (Xiu Xiu's Jamie Stewart & Shearwater's Jonathan Meiburg)

Here's New Video From Blue Water White Death (Xiu Xiu's Jamie Stewart & Shearwater's Jonathan Meiburg)
“Grunt Tube”


Blue Water White Death, the collaboration between Xiu Xiu’s Jamie Stewart and Shearwater’s Jonathan Meiburg, has already been named one of the most anticipated albums of the year by Flavorpill. Prior to its impending release on 10/12 via Graveface, the duo is releasing a video for the song “Grunt Tube”, created by Jamie Stewart. In his own words, the video comprises footage of the following:

* Looking out of the window of a car while on a one-month drive through the most beautiful and bleak parts of the U.S.A. and Canada while infected with swine flu.
* Close up shots of computer screens while watching art movies, porn, and cheap serial television in extreme states of drunkenness and jet lag.
* Shots of over-growth while being lost in Appalachia.
* Taping quotes from books about the CIA’s involvement in Afghanistan, gay life in Japan, and early, early 4AD records.
* Ultra close-ups of those little toys on a string that you get from 50-cent vending machines that you attach to your Game Boy or cell phone.



Pre-order Blue Water White Death here from Graveface.

The White Buffalo On Tour

Not my cup of tea, but....

The White Buffalo Tour Dates:
Oct 11 - The Crocodile - Seattle, WA
Oct 12 - Venue - Vancouver, BC
Oct 13 - Aladdin Theater - Portland, OR
Oct 17 - The Wild Buffalo - Bellingham, WA
Oct 19 - The WOW Hall - Drink Well Be Good Tour - Eugene, OR
Oct 21 - The Independent - San Francisco, CA
Oct 22 - the Catalyst - Santa Cruz, CA
Oct 24 - St Rocke - Hermosa Beach, CA
Oct 25 - Belly Up - Solana Beach, CA
Oct 28 - Opera House - Toronto, ON
Oct 29 - Le National - Montreal, QC
Oct 30 - Le Cercle - Quebec City, QC

More fall tour dates to be announced soon.

Fact check:
The White Buffalo is releasing his latest EP, Prepare for Black & Blue on Ruff Shod Records, State Radio's imprint label through Nettwerk, this fall. Produced by Jimmy Messer



thanks to youtube user LeesburgBikefest

Cheap Girls Set Off on Tour and Join Bad Religion Compilation Artists

Cheap Girls cover of Bad Religion's "Kerosene" is streaming at spin.com and myspace right about here.. The track is part of the upcoming compilation, Germs of Perfection: A Tribute to Bad Religion, a FREE compilation being released in a partnership between SPIN, MySpace Music and Epitaph Records.You can see them on tour in the US of A.

See Cheap Girls Live:
10/14 - Kitchener, ON @ Cafe Pyrus w/ Sweet Meet, Mighty Atom, The Decay
10/15 - Kingston, ON @ The Mansion w/ Cobra Skulls, Carpenter
10/16 - Ottowa, ON @ Cafe Dekcuf w/ Cobra Skulls, Carpenter
10/17 - Montreal, QC @ Foufounes Electriques w/ Cobra Skulls, Carpenter
10/18 - St. Catherines, ON @ Mansion House
10/19 - London, ON @ Call The Office w/ Carpenter
10/20 - Hamilton, ON @ The Casbah w/ Carpenter
10/21 - Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dee's w/ Carpenter
10/22 - Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place w/ Two Cow Garage, Carpenter
10/23 - Brooklyn, NY @ Europa Night Club w/ Bomb The Music Industry, Laura Stevenson & The Cans, Carpenter
10/24 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Fire w/ Laura Stevenson & The Cans, Carpenter
10/25 - Baltimore, MD @ Charm City Art Space w/ Laura Stevenson & The Cans, Carpenter
10/26 - Richmond, VA @ Tighthouse (MATINEE SHOW) w/ Laura Stevenson & The Cans, Carpenter
10/27 - Durham, NC @ Duke Coffee House (Duke University) w/ Laura Stevenson & The Cans, Carpenter
10/28 - Athens, GA @ Go Bar w/ Bomb The Music Industry, Fake Problems, Laura Stevenson & The Cans, Carpenter
10/29 - The Fest 9
10/30 - The Fest 9
10/31 - The Fest 9
11/2 - Louisville, KY @ Skull Alley w/ Laura Stevenson & The Cans, Alcohawk
11/11 - Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
11/12 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock w/ Soviettes, The Slow Death, Written Off, DJ St Patrick
11/20 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Founders w/ Empty Orchestra=

Cheap Time Release New Album / MP3

Cheap Time's new album Fantastic Explanations (and Similar Situations) has just been released. Here's a freebie for you:
MP3 - "I'd Rather Be Alone" -
Click clack.

Black Raum Release Their Debut Album as a Free Download

You may download the new album from Black Raum - Memories of Oblivion
here.

Garbo's Daughter / Mandy+Jason Re-release

Garbo's Daughter has a cassette EP out on Burger records. I've blogged about them before, because they are truly fun, energetic, sweet sugary pop straight from the heart - and I mean that in the best way possible.

The 6 song EP (cassette) Mandy and Jason For a Time is available via the fantabulous Burger Records. It consists of archival recordings from 2002 that Mandy Mullins recorded with friend Jason Testasecca. You may know his other band, Nobunny! The songs were previously released via Go Zombie! Records. Please support Garbo's daughter because they're D.I.Y. and F-U-N.

I just received my cassette and I can't wait to give it a few listens as soon as possible. I know it will be good. Burger Records releases some catchy tunes - so surf on over to their website for more of their offerings.

www.burgerrecords.com

Here's a live video by Cumstain from their cassette release party at Burger's store:


And be sure to vist Garbo's Daughter's myspace: here. There you'll see the Floridas Dying Compilation with 13 tracks including Johnny and the Limelites, NoBunny, Yolks, Sweet Sixteens, Brian's Dirty Business, Hunx, Sexcapades, Rantouls, Personal & the Pizzas, Puddin' Pops, Coconut Coolouts, Slippery Slopes, and Garbo's Daughter.

Read more: on GArbo's Daughter's myspace.


Garbo's Daughter "He Makes My Heart Go Pop" false start and all!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Ariel Pink, Geneva Jacuzzi, TRS-80 Tour

I hinted at a possible swiftly approaching tour in an earlier post, but can now confirm the dates. Jay from TRS-80 is reportedly backing up Geneva Jacuzzi with his electronic Simmons drum kit (as seen in the video below).

TRS-80 - "Tinted"


In other related news, according to Vinyl International: "New Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti and Geneva Jacuzzi 8 track cassettes will be available at Rough Trade East in London in 2 weeks. These are real 8 track cassettes like those from the 70's made by the last manufacturer on the planet. Select copies will be autographed and both albums include NEVER BEFORE RELEASED SONGS ...BY BOTH ARTISTS!!! They sound amazing too!"

Ariel Pink / Geneva Jacuzzi / TRS-80 Tour:

Oct 17 2010 6:30P
Bitterzoat Amsterdam, ., NETHERLANDS
Oct 18 2010 7:00P
Halle D Leipzig, ., GERMANY
Oct 19 2010 7:00P
Marie Antoinette Berlin, ., GERMANY
Oct 20 2010 7:00P
Debaser Malmo, ., SWEDEN
Oct 21 2010 3:30P
the garage Oslo, ., NORWAY
Oct 22 2010 9:00P
Debaser Stockholm, ., SWEDEN
Oct 24 2010 8:00P
LOPPEN Copenhagen, ., DENMARK
Oct 25 2010 8:00P
Voxhall Arhus, DENMARK
Oct 27 2010 3:30P
novasonic festival Dijon, FRANCE
Oct 28 2010 3:30P
La Laiterie Club Strasbourg, ., FRANCE
Oct 29 2010 3:30P
Fleche D'or Paris, FRANCE
Oct 31 2010 3:30P
Orangerie Brussels, BELGIUM
Nov 1 2010 3:30P
The Garage (Uncut Night) London, UNITED KINGDOM

Saturday, October 9, 2010

White Denim Release New Album and Announce Tour Dates

The new album by White Denim, Last Day Of Summer is available as a free download here.

White Denim - "I Start To Run" from Downtown Music on Vimeo.



A message from the band:
howdy folks,

we hope that you are doing well today. the band has been straight up busy in the studio this summer with a fairly large collection of songs. we are pleased to share a handful of them with you right now. this record is something we made as a little summer retreat from our ongoing work on the third full length. many of these tunes have been bouncing around since the formation of the band back in 06. we were super pumped to utilize a few fresh and casual musical approaches on this record. we hope that you find something that satisfies you within this body of work. if you enjoy the music and feel compelled to support the group, please notice the support button beneath the download link and the image. we are going to be heading out on the roads this october and would greatly appreciate anything that you would feel comfortable contributing.

i would also like to add that we are still hard at work on the as yet untitled third lp. we expect to be wrapping that record at the end of the month. we can’t wait to play loads of this new material for you folks this winter and next year. at the moment i am writing all of the album info on a limited run of cd copies of ‘last day of summer’ that will be lovingly hand packaged and available at our fall shows. can’t wait to see you soon!

all the best,
james

Credits:

Recorded @ home by White Denim
Mixed by JB & Danny Reisch (www.gooddannys.com) @ Lakeside Studio
Mastered by Danny Reisch @ Lakeside and Good Danny’s Studio
…in Austin and Driftwood, Texas
Art by Michael Hammett

Thanks to Ryan Joseph @ Lakeside Studio, the Joseph Family, and Danny Reisch

White Denim is now:
James Petralli
Joshua Block
Steve Terebecki
Austin Jenkins

Additional Musicians
Sax and Flutes: Alex Coke (lightlightlight)
Wurlitzer: Martin Crane (champ)

White Denim US Fall Tour

Oct 16 2010 - antone’s blues bar - austin, tx.
Oct 18 2010 - the loft - dallas, tx.
Oct 19 2010 - opolis - norman, ok.
Oct 20 2010 - the bottleneck - lawrence, ks.*
Oct 21 2010 - the waiting room - omaha, ne.*
Oct 22 2010 - fox theatre and cafe - boulder, co.*
Oct 23 2010 - fox theatre and cafe - boulder, co.*
Oct 26 2010 - launchpad - albuquerque, nm
Oct 27 2010 - club congress - tuscon, az.
Oct 28 2010 - clubhouse music venue - tempe, az.*
Oct 29 2010 - house of blues - san diego, ca.*
Oct 30 2010 - el rey theatre - los angeles, ca.*
Oct 31 2010 - mercury lounge - goleta, ca.
Nov 1 2010 - the - independent - san francisco, ca.
Nov 2 2010 - spaceland - los angeles, ca.

*with Portugal the Man

Halloween Music Mix '10 #2

I love to buy and collect music, and making mixes for friends is one of my favorite past-times. I don't usually post mixes as I focus on news and new mp3s to promote bands and hopefully aid in sales, but I do love Halloween! I hope you'll like one of the artists enough to buy an album/cd/download. LINK REMOVED - I MEAN< WHY WOULD I POST FREE MUSIC? I WOULDn"TIn case you missed it - Halloween music mix one is in an earlier post.


Monster Mash Bad Manners
Dinner With Dracula Fuzztones
monster in black tights Screaming Lord Sutch and the Savages
Walk Like A Zombie HorrorPops
The / Spooky Gravediggers V
Green Slime The Fuzztones
The Creeps Social Distortion
Devil In My Car B-52's
A Boogie Monster Shonen Knife
Devil Devil Go Away Little Marcy
Up Jumped the Devil Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Double-Barrel Prayer Diamanda Galás
Come To Daddy (Pappy Mix) Aphex Twin
Me and the Devil Blues Robert Johnson
Halloween Dead Kennedys
Pet Sematary Ramones
Dracula Bubonic Plague (Geneva Jacuzzi)
Bela Lugosi's Dead (Bauhaus) Nouvelle Vague

More from OFF!

Here's the new video "Black THoughts" from OFF!


OFF! are:
Keith Morris - vocals (Circle Jerks/Black Flag) Dimitri Coats - guitar (Burning Brides) Steven McDonald - bass (Redd Kross) Mario Rubalcaba - drums (Earthless/Rocket From The Crypt/Hot Snakes)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Halloween Mix '10

http://www.sendspace.com/file/96aouz

This isn't a "mix" proper, but rather a bunch of Halloween related music for you to enjoy and use on your own mixes. I hope you like the selection!

Do They Know It's Hallowe'en? [Radio Edit] North American Hallowe'en Prevention Initiative
The Halloween Dance Reverend Horton Heat
Halloween Siouxsie & The Banshees
Scary Monsters (alt take) David Bowie
Zombie graveyard party Be Your Own PET
Zombie Jamboree Noel Anthony
Dragula Rob Zombie
I Walked With A Zombie Roky Erickson And The Aliens
Ghost Of A Texas Ladies' Man Concrete Blonde
Ghost Highway Mazzy Star
Attack Of The Ghost Riders The Raveonettes
Devil Got My Woman Skip James
Ghost Town (12" vers) The Specials
Walking With a Ghost Tegan and Sara
Frankenstein The New York Dolls
I'm The Wolfman The Fuzztones
Everyday Is Halloween Ministry
Goo Goo Muck (Ronnie Cook & The Gaylads) The Cramps
Werewolf The Frantics
The Crusher The Novas
Strychnine The Sonics

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Front Line Assembly Cancel U.S. TOur

NEW YORK, NY - Metropolis recording artists FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY (FLA) regretfully are being forced to cancel their planned U.S. tour this Fall. "We have had too many problems putting the tour together, and the bottom line is if we can't put on a good show for you the fans, then it's just not worth it. We apologise to all of you," says keyboardist/vocalist Bill Leeb.

Planned to begin on Oct. 31st and proceed straight through to the end of November, the tour would have been their first since 2007. Unfortunately, due to unforeseen and problematic issues, the band has instead opted to look forward and plan for 2011 to tour the U.S. in support their critically-hailed album Improvised. Electronic. Device.

Adds keyboardist Jeremy Inkel, "We are sorry to all the fans and promoters and we will do everything we can to make it happen next year." The European tour is unaffected and will continue as planned.
Riding high on a crest of applause, the new album (often shortened to "I.E.D.") has been described by Outburn Magazine as, "a collection of cohesive and adrenaline charged songs that maintains the complexities of the band's best material." FearNet says, "Through the years, there's always been a memorable hook and infectious beat lurking in FLA's dark textured atmospheres, like a sinister prize in every box... and this record is no exception." NBC-TV chimed, "Pounding beats. Brooding and extremely dark lyrics. Metal guitars and some of the best production out there in the industrial genre. This is Front Line Assembly at the top of their collective game."

Formed in 1986 when Bill left Skinny Puppy, they are still as vital and energetic as ever. Front Line Assembly is Bill Leeb (keyboards, vocals), Jeremy Inkel (keyboards), Chris Peterson (keyboards) and Jared Slingerland (guitar). Improvised. Electronic. Device. was released via Metropolis Records on June 22, 2010.

http://www.myspace.com/thefrontlineassembly
http://mindphaser.com/

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Einstürzende Neubauten Announce 30th Anniversary Performances in North America

Purely because I'm in a rush and and didn't want to wait another day to post - not due to lack of interest in the story, here's the unedited press release:

Einstürzende Neubauten Announce 30th Anniversary Performances in North America:

Groundbreaking Berlin Avant-Garde Musicians Present Concerts and Multi-Disciplinary Experiences in Five Cities

Einstürzende Neubauten, Berlin's storied and essential leading edge of the international avant-garde music scene, will celebrate thirty years of live performance with a very select group of appearances in North America and Europe. In North America, four US cities and one Canadian city have been selected for the band's first dates on these shores in over six years. In each, the band will present two events on two consecutive days. One will be a traditional, full-length concert by the entire group with a repertoire spanning the length of their career. The second, however, will present fans with a uniquely-expanded opportunity to connect with the band members and further facets of their work. Among the elements involved:

Q & A With Fans: regarding the band's history, the various stages of creative development, work with the "supporters" of the neubauten.org project (phase 1-3), and about the future.
Workshops / Lectures: regarding the band's connection with Berlin culture from the 1980s to today.
Films: documenting the inner workings and public image of the band during the 30 years of their existence.
Band documentaries:

- HÖR MIT SCHMERZEN (2000) by Christian Beetz, a documentation of the band's first 20 years

- LIEBESLIEDER (1993) by Klaus Maeck, a 100-minute compilation of the years 1980-93, consisting primarily of live material.

- ON TOUR WITH NEUBAUTEN.ORG (2005) by Danielle de Picciotto, a documentation about "neubauten.org," the band's Internet project.

- HALBER MENSCH (1985), an artistic collaboration with the Japanese filmmaker Sogo Ishii.
Films whose soundtracks involved Neubauten:
- BERLIN BABYLON (DVD) 2002, by Hubertus Siegert, about the rebuilding and reorganization of the city of Berlin after the fall of the Wall.
Films that were produced by the Band themselves:

- GRUNDSTUECK (2005), the film of the "Supporter Concert" in the Palast der Republik, never shown publicly, which was originally only available to supporters of the Internet project.

- PALAST DER REPUBLIK (2006), the band’s official concert in the partially torn down GDR Palast der Republik.

Solo Performances: presenting individual band members' solo projects in the form of readings, musical performance and DJ sets

Photos: exhibiting fine photography related to the band

The Full Set of North American Dates:
12/01/2010
The Music Box
Los Angeles CA *
12/02/2010
The Echoplex
Los Angeles CA ^
12/03/2010
The Fillmore
San Francisco CA *
12/04/2010
Slim's
San Francisco CA ^
12/08/2010
Vic Theatre
Chicago IL*
12/09/2010
Metro
Chicago IL ^
12/11/2010
Phoenix Concert Theatre
Toronto ON *
12/12/2010
Lee's Palace
Toronto ON ^
12/14/2010
Webster Hall
New York NY *
12/15/2010
Bowery Ballroom
New York NY ^
* Full-length Concert
^ Intimate Multidisciplinary Experience

Conjure One To Release Exilarch And Support Via Tour

Conjure One (A.K.A. Rhys Fulber) will release his third album, Exilarch, November 9 via Nettwerk Records. The album features guests such as vocalist Leah Randi (Pink, Abandoned Pools), keyboardist Jamie Muhoberac (John Mayer, The Rolling Stones, Dave Matthews Band, My Chemical Romance, Seal), and a performance by top UK string group, Wiredstrings.

Fulber will perform some songs from Exilarch on tour with Recoil (project with Alan Wilder, formerly of Depeche Mode).

Stream the track "Like Ice" here.

Exilarch Track Listing:
1. Like Ice (Feat. Jaren Cerf)
2. Places That Don’t Exist
3. Zephyr (Feat. Jaren Cerf)
4. Nargis (Feat. Azam Ali)
5. Nomadic Code
6. The Distance (Feat. Jaren Cerf)
7. I Dream In Colour (Feat. Leah Randi)
8. Existential Exile (Feat. Leah Randi)
9. Run For Cover (Feat. Free Dominguez)
10. Ogilarch

Tour Dates:
17-Oct
Dallas, TX
Trees
19-Oct
Seattle, WA
Triple Door
20-Oct
Portland, OR
Aladdin Theater
22-Oct
San Francisco, CA
Mezzanine
23-Oct
Los Angeles, CA
El Rey Theatre
24-Oct
San Diego, CA
Anthology
25-Oct
Santa Ana, CA
Galaxy Theatre
27-Oct
Chicago, IL
Metro
28-Oct
Toronto, ON
Opera House
29-Oct
Montreal, QB
Club Soda
30-Oct
Hamilton, ON
This Ain't Hollywood
1-Nov
Baltimore, MD
Bourbon Street
2-Nov
New York, NY
Highline Ballroom

Factoid:
As a member of industrial rock outfit, Front Line Assembly and later, Delerium, Fulber went on to sell a quarter of a million albums in the US and over a million units worldwide with the collaborative album, Karma. On Conjure One’s self-titled debut, two singles – “Tears From The Moon” and “Sleep” – placed #1 on the UK Club Chart and #3 on Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart. Having worked with a diverse collection of artists – Josh Groban, P.O.D., Sarah Brightman, Mudvayne, Sinead O’Connor, Megadeth, Fear Factory – the multi-talented Fulber brings his expertise to his solo project. Exilarch (a reference to the Jewish leaders of the Babylonian exile) is a nomadic album that travels between light and dark, meticulously incorporating world-influenced instrumentals grounded with haunting vocals, lush textures and subtle electrobeats.

Mariage Blanc Announce Tour Dates For Their Debut Album

Mariage Blanc will release their self-titled debut November 16. Well, it's only a debut if you don;t count the critically touted 2008 self- released Broken Record.
To download Mariage Blanc "Whatever You Say I Am" click here. And who doesn;t like a peppy little tune with sleigh bells?

Mariage Blanc Fall 2010 Dates:

09.30 • Brooklyn, NY -- Death By Audio
10.01 • Washington, DC-- Velvet Lounge
10.02 • Philadelphia, PA -- Pterodactyl
10.08 • Pittsburgh, PA -- Brillobox
10.23 • Pittsburgh, PA -- Howlers Coyote Cafe
11.05 • Washington, DC -- The Fridge
11.06 • Brooklyn, NY -- The Sycamore

Women Release New Album and Announce Tour Dates

Online pre-orders are now available for the much anticipated new album by Women at The release date is September 28, and again, because Pitchfork is waaay cooler than me - you can visit their site to download an mp3.

US Tour Dates

September 24 - Saskatoon, SK - Amigos
September 25 - Winnipeg, MB - Royal Albert
September 26 - Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club
September 27 - Chicago, IL - Schubas - w/ dd/mm/yyyy
Septmeber 28 - Detroit MI - Magic Stick - w/ dd/mm/yyyy
September 29 - Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace - w / Liars
September 30 - Montreal, QC - Le National - w/ Liars
October 1 - Ottawa, ON - Ritual Nightclub - w / Liars
October 2 - Hamilton, ON - This Ain't Hollywood - w/ Liars
October 4 - Jamestown, NY - Mojo's
October 5 - Burlington, VT - Monkey House - w/ dd/mm/yyyy
October 6 - Boston, MA - Great Scott - w/ dd/mm/yyyy
October 7 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge - w/ dd/mm/yyyy
October 9 - New York, NY - Knitting Factory - w/ dd/mm/yyyy
Ocotber 10 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's - w/ dd/mm/yyyy
October 11 - Washington, DC - DC9 - w/ dd/mm/yyyy
October 12 - Columbus, OH - Skullys - w/ dd/mm/yyyy

UK/European Tour Dates

August 30 - Sheffield, UK - The Harley
August 31 - Cardiff, UK - The Globe
September 1 - London, UK - Cargo
September 2 - Manchester, UK - The Deaf Institute
September 3 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club
September 4 - Glasgow, SCO - Captain's Rest
September 5 - Newcastle, UK - The Cluny
September 6 - Brighton, UK - Freebutt
September 7 - Gent, BE - Pleasure
September 8 - Amsterdam, NL - Studio 80
September 9 - Paris, FR - Cafe De La Danse
September 10 - Heidelberg, D - HDKV Kunstverein
September 11 - Offenbach, D - Hafen 2
September 12 - Berlin, D - Bang Bang Club
September 13 - Hamburg, D - Molotow
September 14 - Tilburg, NL - Incubate Festival

Eric Clapton’s 2010 Crossroads Guitar Festival On DVD & Blu Ray

FLAG A RIDE DOWN TO THE CROSSROADS



Rhino Presents More Than Four Hours Of Music, Interviews, And Backstage Footage From Eric Clapton’s 2010 Crossroads Guitar Festival On DVD And For The First Time On Blu-ray



Performers Include Clapton, Jeff Beck, Steve Winwood, ZZ Top, Buddy Guy, John Mayer, B.B. King, Derek Trucks, Ronnie Wood, Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill, And More


Blu-ray And DVD Versions Both Available November 9

Unedited press release:

LOS ANGELES – This summer, Eric Clapton gathered a veritable Who’s Who of the world’s most talented guitar players at the third Crossroads Guitar Festival, an 11-hour celebration of the six-string that attracted a sold-out crowd of more than 27,000 music fans to Chicago’s Toyota Park. All profits from this daylong display of guitar virtuosity benefited The Crossroads Centre in Antigua, a treatment and education facility Clapton founded to help people suffering from chemical dependency.

Rhino Entertainment presents more than four hours of music, interviews, and behind-the-scenes footage from this star-studded concert, including performances by Clapton, ZZ Top, Steve Winwood, Jeff Beck, Vince Gill, Buddy Guy, John Mayer, Derek Trucks, B.B. King, and Bill Murray, who served as the concert’s master of ceremonies. CROSSROADS GUITAR FESTIVAL 2010 will be available November 9 at all retail outlets, including www.rhino.com, for a suggested list price of $34.98 (Two-Disc Blu-ray) and $29.98 (Two-Disc DVD). This is the first-ever release of a Crossroads Guitar Festival on Blu-ray.

“The Crossroads Festival is the realization of a dream for me, to gather a group of amazingly talented musicians to perform on one stage,” Clapton said. “The Crossroads performers are all musicians I admire and respect.”

It’s no surprise a festival named for a Robert Johnson song would include a heavy dose of the blues and CROSSROADS GUITAR FESTIVAL 2010 does not disappoint with remarkable performances by Robert Cray, Hubert Sumlin (Howlin’ Wolf’s guitarist), Jimmie Vaughan, Sonny Landreth, Gary Clark Jr., Keb’ Mo’, and Buddy Guy, plus B.B. King who led an all-star jam of his classic “The Thrill Is Gone.” The rock contingent was well represented by ZZ Top, Jeff Beck, the John Mayer Trio, Doyle Bramhall II, the Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band, Warren Haynes, and Steve Winwood, who teamed with Clapton for several performances including an epic cover of Jimi Hendrix’s “Voodoo Chile.”

Other styles find a home here too, with “Blackwaterside” by Scottish singer-songwriter Bert Jansch an accomplished acoustic player; “One More Last Chance” and an amazing take on Clapton’s “Lay Down Sally” by country picker Vince Gill who is accompanied by the legendary James Burton and others; “Angelina” and “Vonetta” by jazz guitarist Earl Klugh; and Jeff Beck who transforms Puccini’s aria “Nessun Dorma” into a soaring piece for electric guitar.

Other artists making appearances include: Sheryl Crow, Ronnie Wood, Robert Randolph, Jonny Lang, Joe Bonamassa, Pino Daniele, Stefan Grossman, and Los Lobos’ David Hidalgo and Cesar Rosas.

CROSSROADS GUITAR FESTIVAL 2010 also features Bill Murray, who once again supplied the festival’s nonmusical highlights with his over-the-top introductions of the performers. Throwing himself into the occasion, Murray dressed up as Jimi Hendrix at one point, and even made an appearance in a jumpsuit in the guise of Elvis Presley.

The first Crossroads Guitar Festival, in June 2004 at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, was an unprecedented collection of guitar icons from blues, rock, and contemporary music. The sold-out show was chronicled in a two-disc DVD that has since gone on to become one of the world’s top-selling music DVDs, achieving the 10x platinum mark in the United States alone. The Crossroads Guitar Festival 2007 was the second such concert by Clapton and was also staged at Toyota Park in July of 2007 and was filmed for a second DVD that met similar acclaim and has been certified 6x platinum.


CROSSROADS GUITAR FESTIVAL 2010

Disc One

1. “Promise Land” – Sonny Landreth w/Eric Clapton
2. “Z. Rider” – Sonny Landreth
3. “Traveling Shoes” – Robert Randolph & The Family Band
4. “Going Down” – Pino Daniele, Joe Bonamassa, Robert Randolph & The Family Band
5. “Killing Floor” – Robert Cray w/Jimmie Vaughan & Hubert Sumlin
6. “Six Strings Down” – Jimmie Vaughan w/Robert Cray & Hubert Sumlin
7. “Waiting For The Bus” – ZZ Top
8. “Jesus Just Left Chicago” – ZZ Top
9. “Gypsy Blood” – Doyle Bramhall II
10. “In My Time Of Dying (Jesus Make Up My Dying Bed)” – Doyle Bramhall II
11. “Bright Lights” – Gary Clark Jr.
12. “Long Road Home” – Sheryl Crow w/Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, Doyle Bramhall II & Gary Clark Jr.
13. “Our Love Is Fading” – Sheryl Crow w/Eric Clapton, Doyle Bramhall II & Gary Clark Jr,
14. “Blackwaterside” – Bert Jansch
15. “Mississippi Blues” – Stefan Grossman & Keb’ Mo’
16. “Roll And Tumble Blues” – Stefan Grossman & Keb’ Mo’
17. “One More Last Chance” – Vince Gill w/Keb’ Mo’, James Burton, Earl Klugh & Albert Lee
18. “Mystery Train” – Vince Gill w/James Burton, Albert Lee, Keb’ Mo’ & Earl Klugh
19. “Lay Down Sally” – Vince Gill w/Sheryl Crow, Keb’ Mo’, Albert Lee, James Burton & Earl Klugh
20. “Angelina” – Earl Klugh
21. “Vonetta” – Earl Klugh
22. “Who Did You Think I Was” – John Mayer Trio
23. “Ain’t No Sunshine” – John Mayer Trio

Disc Two
1. “Midnight In Harlem” – Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band
2. “Coming Home” – Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band w/Warren Haynes
3. “Soulshine” – Warren Haynes
4. “Don’t Keep Me Wondering” – David Hidalgo & Cesar Rosas w/Derek Trucks
5. “Space Captain” – Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band w/Warren Haynes, David Hidalgo, Cesar Rosas & Chris Stainton
6. “Five Long Years” – Buddy Guy w/Jonny Lang & Ronnie Wood
7. “Miss You” – Buddy Guy w/Jonny Lang & Ronnie Wood
8. “Hammerhead” – Jeff Beck
9. “Nessun Dorma” – Jeff Beck
10. “Crossroads” – Eric Clapton
11. “Hands Of The Saints” – Citizen Cope & Eric Clapton
12. “I Shot The Sheriff” – Eric Clapton
13. “Shake Your Money Maker” – Eric Clapton & Jeff Beck
14. “Had To Cry Today” – Steve Winwood & Eric Clapton
15. “Voodoo Chile” – Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood
16. “Dear Mr. Fantasy” – Steve Winwood & Eric Clapton
17. “The Thrill Is Gone” – B.B. King & Ensemble

Maserati On Tour

Maserati will be touring along with A.E. Paterra of Zombi in support of Pyramid Of The Sun which will be available November 9. The release includes two collaborations with Steve Moore (Zombi), and was mixed by Justin Van Der Volgen (!!!, Out Hud) and Jeremy deVine.

11.11- Arlington, VA @ IOTA w/ Psychic Paramount, Steve Moore
11.12- Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie w/ Psychic Paramount, Steve Moore
11.13- Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl w/ Psychic Paramount, Steve Moore
11.14- New Haven, CT @ Lily's w/ Psychic Paramount, Steve Moore
11.15- Boston, MA @ The Middle East w/ Psychic Paramount
11.16- Pittsburg, PA @ Garfield Artworks w/ Parlour
11.17- Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle w/Parlour
11.18- Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar w/Parlour
11.19- Atlanta, GA @ The Earl w/ Royal Thunder, Brainworlds
11.20- Athens, GA @ the 40 Watt w/ POWERS

Here's an older track "Monoliths"


Pyramid Of The Sun tracklisting:
1. Who Can Find The Beast?
2. Pyramid Of The Sun
3. We Got The System To Fight The System
4. They'll No More Suffer From Hunger
5. Ruins
6. They'll No More Suffer From Thirst
7. Oaxaca
8. Bye M'Friend, Goodbye

You can download a track from Pitchfork, because they're way cooler than I.

Emil & Friends Premiere "Short Order Cooks" and Release New EP

Fancy a new MP3 or two? "Short Order Cooks" & "Josephine"

Emil and Friends Downed Economy EP will be released Sept 28th through Cantora Records.

To Download "Girlfriend On Girlfriend" (Phoenix + MJ Mashup) click here. And here for the Passion Pit remix "Sleepyhead."

Emil & Friends // D.E.EP Teaser from Cantora Records on Vimeo.

The Corin Tucker Band Tour Dates and MP3

To download "Doubt" from the new album 1,000 Years
click here.

The Corin Tucker Band will be touring in support of 1,000 Years:
10.07 - Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater - w/ The Golden Bears
10.08 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox - w/ The Golden Bears
10.09 - Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall - w/ The Golden Bears
10.11 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall - w/ The Golden Bears
10.13 - Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey - w/ The Golden Bears
10.23 - Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell’s - w/ Hungry Ghost
10.24 - Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street - w/ Hungry Ghost
10.25 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club - w/ Hungry Ghost
10.26 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom - w/ Hungry Ghost
10.28 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church - w/ Hungry Ghost
10.29 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat - w/ Hungry Ghost

CocoRosie - R.I.P. Burn Face

RCRD LBL presents the new Coco Rosie "R.I.P. Burn Face"

Urge Overkill Are Back Suckas! Listen Up!

Have a listen to their first officially released song in 15 years "Effigy": Clickenzy here.

The reformed band is includes original singer/guitarists Nash Kato and Eddie “King” Roeser, along with drummer Brian “Bon” Quast (also in Polvo) and bassist Mike “Hadji” Hogkiss. They are hard at work writing and recording more music in Chicago. The band will also perform at the Friar’s Club Roast of Quentin Tarantino, hosted by Samuel L. Jackson on October 1st.

New Album From The City Champs

Memphis'own trio The City Champs will bring more soulful jazz, (or jazzy soul if you prefer), on their new album The Set-Up which will be released via Electraphonic Records on November 2. The band gets more eclectic on this release adding latin flair, psychedelia and 60’s film score influences to their established "Booker T. and the MGs meets Blue Note/Prestige Records sound".

CITY CHAMPS ON TOUR

September
18 Minglewood Hall (Sharon Jones Afterparty) Memphis TN
24 Alley Jams

October
21 Five Spot Atlanta GA
22 Mellow Mushroom Asheville NC
23 The Basement Nashville TN
29 The Buccaneer (Record Release Party), Memphis TN

November
2 1884 Memphis TN

Midwest/East Coast Tour Dates TBA

Visit the bands site www.thecitychamps.com" or their myspace www.myspace.com/thecitychampsmusic

TRS-80 Meets Geneva Jacuzzi

Looks like Jay Rajeck of TRS-80 and Vinyl International Records will be joining Geneva Jacuzzi for her European tour dates. More info as soon as I'm able to spill it!

Sleeping In The Aviary To Release Great Vacation

Science Of Sound will release the new Sleeping in the Aviary album Great Vacation on November 30.

Singer/guitarist Elliot Kozel of Sleeping In the Aviary promises an interesting and eclectic music experience with their forthcoming album Science of Sounnd. Kozel remarked, “I think it would be boring to make the same record over and over again, I want to surprise people with each album that I make.”

To download Sleeping In The Aviary's "Y.M.C.A. (No, Not That One)" click me.
A little reminiscent of The Flaming Lips? I like it!

Motion City Soundtrack’s Tony Thaxton Introduces Analog Playset

Unedited press release:



Motion City Soundtrack’s Tony Thaxton is introducing Analog Playset with a special Custom Toy Show and Auction at Atticus Clothing Store in LA on September 18th with proceeds to support the Dear Jack Foundation. Over 25 custom robot toys created by some of music’s most popular bands and artists will go up for auction. The show/auction will also include a performance by Andrew McMahon of Jack’s Manequin. There will be drinks provided and the Grill ‘Em All food truck will be parked outside. This special event is a great way for fans to be introduced to Analog Playset as well as support their favorite artists at the auction and the Dear Jack Foundation.

Below is the list of participating artists and musicians, with more to be announced!
Charlyne Yi (actress/musician) * Joe Ledbetter (artist) * Mike Gentile (Hey Monday) * Beth Raebel (artist) * Dan Goodsell (artist) * Tony Thaxton (Motion City Soundtrack/Analog Playset) * Jesse Johnson (Motion City Soundtrack) * James Dewees (Reggie and the Full Effect) * Sherri Dupree-Bemis (Eisley) * Max Bemis (Say Anything) * Alex Pardee (artist) * Brian Ewing (artist) * Kate Micucci (actress/Garfunkel and Oates) * Eddie Breckenridge (Thrice) * Dan Konopka (OK Go)

Event Details:
September 18th 7PM-?
Atticus Clothing Store
7664 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

About Analog Playset:

Welcome to Analog Playset. This is an idea I have wanted to do for quite a long time, and I am finally going for it. Music is obviously a big part of my life, and I have had a toy obsession (in many different forms) for about as long as I can remember. My goal with Analog Playset is to combine two of my biggest loves, music and toys. Through constant touring over the past 7 years, I have met so many amazing musicians and artists. And I have been to so many amazing toy stores and art galleries around the world. I am excited to attempt to bring all those things together and make beautiful babies. There are so many fun possibilities, and new ideas keep coming up every day. We should have some shirts for sale very soon, and some exciting news and announcements to follow soon after. Shirts are only the appetizer. Stay tuned for a lot of fun. I hope you are even half as excited as I am.

Tony Thaxton-Analog Playset

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