Thursday, January 28, 2010

Local Natives Premiere Debut Video "Airplanes"


Local Natives | MySpace Music Videos

Upcoming shows:
Jan 28 2010 6:00P
Hot Topic Columbia MO Mall Columbia, Missouri
Feb 11 2010 8:00P
Fubar St. Louis
Mar 6 2010 8:00P
Tonic Room Chicago, Illinois
Apr 15 2010 7:00P
Cicero’s University City, Missouri

New Paul Weller Album Due

Paul Weller will release the double A-side single 'Wake Up The Nation'/'No Tears To Cry' on April 5th. His new album Wake Up The Nation on April 12 in the U.K. The record was produced and co-written by Simon Dine at Weller's Black Barn studios in Surrey. There was a mini reunion with (The Jam) bandmate Bruce Foxton on the song "Fast Car, Slow Traffic."

Here is a track by track description by Weller:
1. Moonshine

“Bev Bevan (The Move/ELO) plays drums on this one. Simon and I are big psychedelic music fans, so it was a real buzz. I was back to being a ten year old Move fan again.”

2. Wake Up The Nation

“It’s political with a small ‘p’. There’s a line in there about the death of the post box. It’s about how technology brings advantages but it also depersonalises things.”

3. No Tears To Cry

‘‘It’s s a definite nod to the Walker Brothers and those epic ballads. I thought it would fitting to get the man who played on a lot of those records to play on it. He’s seventy odd, but Clem (Cattini) came down and did it in literally two takes. He’s that good.”

4. Fast Car Slow Traffic

“It’s a real London tune. It’s a pretty full on. We played this on the last tour and people were really mad for it. It was really interesting to hear Bruce (Foxton) playing on it. You can instantly tell it’s him.”

5. Grasp and Still Connect

“It’s about how technology is meant to get us greater levels of communication, but I’m not convinced. It’s silly things like not talking to a conductor when you get on the bus - you buy a ticket from a machine. We’re forgetting how to talk to each other.”

6. She Speaks

“I’ve never really done anything like it before. It’s based on a poem I wrote about a year ago. Lyrically, it’s about the sea as a metaphor for life. Sometimes, however, you just have to plunge in and get on with it.”

7. Find The Torch Burn The Plans

“Thematically, it ties in with the title track. We’ve got to reclaim our heritage and our culture. Claim it back from the fucking politicians and the establishment. Charles (engineer) played drums. My daughter and her mate sang on it too.”

8. Aim High

“Stevie Pilgrim is on drums on this one. It was initially one phrase repeated over and over. I hit that falsetto voice, which was nice because I haven’t used it for a long time. Once I had the melody I wrote the words really quickly.”

9. Trees

“The words were inspired by going to see my dad just before he died. Simon liked them and he had the idea for five different musical parts to interpret them. My cousin Mark played guitar on it.”

10. Andromeda

“It’s about someone leaving a dying planet. I love the image of the last verse: “My mood gets lifted with the gravity’s pull/Looks like I’m smiling but I’m dying too.” It’s just about us mirroring our surroundings.”

11. Whatever Next

“It’s an instrumental. The album is made up of fairly short tracks but they’ve got a lot of information packed into them, so it’s nice to catch your breath for a minute, then get on with it.”

12. 7 + 3 Is The Strikers Name

“Kevin Shields plays on this one. He came down to the studio with a big bag of effects pedals and we took it from there. There’s a dig at the royal family in the lyrics – that whole invisible establishment is still in power, nothing’s changed.”

13. Pieces of A Dream

“We’d played it on the last tour and I was really surprised at how well it went down. People seem to really fucking love it. Stevie Pilgrim is on drums.”

14. 2 Fat Ladies

“I played bass and Little Barrie played guitar. It’s got a nice raw sound to it. What are the lyrics about? Hard to say. I was making them up as I went along! I think it’s a case of people taking what they want from it. What seems meaningless to one person can mean everything to someone else.”


Nedry: Apples & Pears Promo from monotreme records on Vimeo.

Mar 9 2010 8:00P
Huw Stephens presents @ The Social London, London and South East
Apr 26 2010 8:00P
UK TOUR - TBC England
Apr 27 2010 8:00P
UK TOUR - TBC England
Apr 28 2010 8:00P
The Winchester Bournemouth, Southwest
Apr 29 2010 8:00P
The Lexington Kings Cross, London and South East
Apr 30 2010 8:00P
UK TOUR - TBC Midlands
May 1 2010 8:00P
UK TOUR - TBC Scotland
May 2 2010 8:00P
Brickyard w/65daysofstatic Carlisle, Northwest
May 3 2010 8:00P
Oran Mor w/65daysofstatic Glasgow, Scotland
May 4 2010 8:00P
Academy 2 w/65daysofstatic Newcastle, Northeast
May 5 2010 8:00P
Academy 2 w/65daysofstatic Birmingham, Midlands
May 6 2010 8:00P
Octagon w/65daysofstatic Sheffield, Midlands
May 7 2010 8:00P
Rescue Rooms w/65daysofstatic Nottingham, Midlands
May 8 2010 8:00P
Trinity w/65daysofstatic Bristol, Southwest
May 9 2010 8:00P
Junction 1 w/65daysofstatic Cambridge, South
May 10 2010 8:00P
Wedgewood Rooms w/65daysofstatic Portsmouth, South
May 11 2010 8:00P
White Rabbit w/65daysofstatic Plymouth, Southwest
May 12 2010 8:00P
KOKO w/65daysofstatic London, London and South East

Surfer Blood On Tour

Surfer Blood are on tour in support of their debut album Astro Coast.

Tour dates:
02-03 London - Hoxton Bar and Kitchen
02-04 Kingston - Hippodrome
02-05 London - KOKO
02-09 London - Scala
02-16 Orlando, FL - Backbooth %
02-17 Deland, FL - DaVinci %
02-18 Tallahassee, FL - Engine Room %
02-19 Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn %
02-20 Nashville , TN - The End %
02-22 Charlotte, NC - Snug Harbor - %
02-23 Morgantown, WV -123 Pleasant Street %
02-24 Washington DC - Dc 9 %
02-26 Hanover, NH - Dartmouth College !
02-27 Brooklyn, NY – Market Hotel *
02-28 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge *
03-01 Philadelphia, PA - The Barbary *
03-02 Allston, MA - Great Scott *
03-03 Providence, RI - AS220 *
03-05 Montreal - Il Motore *
03-06 Toronto - Sneaky Dees *
03-07 Geneseo, NY - Suny Geneseo College *
03-08 Meadville, PA – Allegheny *
03-09 Detroit MI - Magic Stick *
03-11 Bloomington, IN - the Bishop *
03-12 Columbia, MO - Mojos *
03-13 Lawrence, KS - Replay Lounge *
03-14 Oklahoma City - The Conservatory *
03-17 Austin, TX - SXSW
03-18 Austin, TX - SXSW
03-19 Austin, TX - SXSW
03-20 Austin, TX - Mohawk [ Panache Booking SXSW Showcase ] *!
03-24 Phoenix, AZ – Trunk Space *
03-25 Claremont, CA – Pitzer College @
03-26 San Diego, CA – Bar Pink Elephant @
03-27 Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex @
03-28 Las Vegas, NV – The Beauty Bar *
03-29 Isla Vista, CA – Biko Garage *
03-30 Visalia, CA – Howie and Sons *
04-01 Santa Cruz, CA – Metamusic *
04-02 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill * $
04-02 Portland, OR – Doug Fir *
04-04 Seattle, WA – Vera Project *
04-05 Vancouver, BC – Bitmore Cabaret *
04-06 Missoula, MT – The Palace *
04-08 Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry *
04-09 Madison, WI – Der Rathskeller *
04-11 Columbus, OH – The Summit *
04-12 Ithaca, NY – The Shop (Ithaca College) *
04-13 Buffalo, NY – Big Orbit Soundlab *
04-15 Princeton, NJ – Terrace Club @ Princeton *

* w/ Turbo Fruits
^ w/ Holiday Shores
& w/ Monotonix
# w/ Drums
! w/ Small Black
% w/ Turbo Fruits & Holiday Shores
@ w/ Best Coast
$ w/ Ganglians

Cathching Up With Crispin Glover

These are Crispin Glover clips I've missed and maybe you have too.

Thanks to youtube user frenchaccent for posting.

Thanks to youtube user zackwolk for posting.

Thanks to mahalodotcom

Felt Letters

Felt Letters is new project with Ian Svenonius + Fugazi.
600,000 BANDS b/w LONE WOLF-No Club.New 7" by FELT LETTERS. Releae features Brendan Canty, Ian Svenonius, and Tom Bunnell. Available for purchase, via mladysrecords.

The Bird and the Bee Salute Hall and Oates

Regarding the upcoming Hall and Oates tribute album, band members are squelching rumors of hipster tongues implanted in cheeks. Greg Kurstin said, "There’s definitely no irony. They’re great songwriters and these are great songs.” and Inara George adds, “It was exciting to discover what an amazing singer Daryl Hall is.”

The upcoming tribute album, Guiltless Pleasures Volume 1: A Tribute To Daryl Hall And John Oates will be released on Blue Note Records March 23.

Guiltless Pleasures Volume 1: A Tribute To Daryl Hall And John Oates track list:

1. Heard It On The Radio
2. I Can’t Go For That
3. Rich Girl
4. Sarah Smile
5. Kiss On My List
6. Maneater
7. She’s Gone
8. Private Eyes
9. One on One

Kurstin has been nominated for Producer of the Year at the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards for his work with the bird and the bee and Lily Allen’s album It’s Not You, It’s Me.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Wayne Coyne (Flaming LIps) On The William Blakes

An Olympic Message From Devo

DEVO to perform during February 22 Whistler Victory Ceremony at 2010 Winter Games

"Attention, Comrades

This morning, the Vancouver 2010 Olympics announced that DEVO will perform during the February 22nd Whistler Victory Ceremony.

The announcement of DEVO’s performance completes the lineup of 15 top North American headline acts for the Whistler Victory Ceremonies, which also includes Feist, Usher, Our Lady Peace, and The Fray. Each act will perform for one night from February 13 to 27 during the Games at Whistler Medals Plaza. For more information on the lineup, visit

Duty Now for the DEVOlympics, Spuds!"

The Monkess and Rhino Teach Us About the Birds and the Bees

LOS ANGELES – Rhino Handmade continues a busy 2010 with the long awaited release of the deluxe boxed set of THE BIRDS, THE BEES & THE MONKEES. The three-CD set includes mono and stereo mixes of the original album on individual discs, each expanded with rare and unreleased tracks. The third disc collects more than two-dozen unreleased tracks culled from the album’s sprawling sessions complemented by a number of rare recordings. This Rhino Handmade exclusive release is available for pre-order now at for $59.98 and will ship in early February. The first 1000 orders will come accompanied by a bonus 45 that includes two unreleased tracks: acoustic versions of “St. Matthew” and “Lady’s Baby.” Additionally, the first 500 customers who pre-order can also receive a vintage tour poster (while supplies last) for an extra $5 to cover shipping costs.

Originally released in 1968, THE BIRDS, THE BEES & THE MONKEES features a trio of Top 40 hits, “Tapioca Tundra,” the group’s sixth million-selling single “Valleri” and the #1 “Daydream Believer.” The deluxe edition was produced by Monkees historian Andrew Sandoval, who also contributes comprehensive liner notes. The set comes in a deluxe box featuring a 3-D lenticular cover as well as a replica Monkees button from the era.


Track Listing

Disc 1: The Original Stereo Album

1. “Dream World”

2. “Auntie’s Municipal Court”

3. “We Were Made For Each Other”

4. “Tapioca Tundra”

5. “Daydream Believer”

6. “Writing Wrongs”

7. “I’ll Be Back Up On My Feet”

8. “The Poster”

9. “P.O. Box 9847”

10. “Magnolia Simms”

11. “Valleri”

12. “Zor And Zam”

Bonus Material

13. “Through The Looking Glass” – 1968 Stereo Mix

14. “Long Title: Do I Have To Do This All Over Again” – Alternate Mix*

15. “D.W. Washburn” – 1968 Stereo Mix

16. “It’s Nice To Be With You” – 1968 Stereo Mix

17. “Carlisle Wheeling” – 1967 Stereo Mix*

18. “Rosemarie” – 1968 Stereo Mix*

19. “My Share Of The Sidewalk” – 1968 Stereo Mix*

20. “Alvin” – Alternate Take

21. “We Were Made For Each Other” – Alternate Backing Track*

22. “The Girl I Left Behind Me” – 1967 Stereo Mix*

23. “Little Red Rider” – Acoustic Version*

24. “Lady’s Baby” – 1968 Stereo Mix*

25. “Ceiling In My Room” – 1967 Stereo Mix*

26. “I’m A Man” – Backing Track*

27. “Me Without You” – 1968 Stereo Mix*

Disc 2: The Original Mono Album

1. “Dream World”

2. “Auntie’s Municipal Court”

3. “We Were Made For Each Other”

4. “Tapioca Tundra”

5. “Daydream Believer”

6. “Writing Wrongs”

7. “I’ll Be Back Up On My Feet”

8. “The Poster”

9. “P.O. Box 9847”

10. “Magnolia Simms”

11. “Valleri”

12. “Zor And Zam”

Bonus Material

13. “Alvin” – 1968 Mono Mix*

14. “While I Cry” – 1968 Mono Mix*

15. “D.W. Washburn” – Mono Single Mix

16. “It’s Nice To Be With You” – Mono Single Mix

17. “Come On In” – 1968 Mono Mix*

18. “Carlisle Wheeling” – 1968 Mono Mix*

19. “Rosemarie” – 1968 Mono Mix*

20. “The Girl I Left Behind Me” – 1967 Mono Mix*

21. “Seeger’s Theme” – Alternate Version*

22. “Tear The Top Right Off My Head” – Micky’s Vocal*

23. “My Share Of The Sidewalk” – 1968 Mono Mix*

24. “Lady’s Baby” – 1968 Mono Mix

25. “Ceiling In My Room” – 1967 Mono Mix

26. “Merry Go Round” – 1968 Mono Mix

27. “Don’t Listen To Linda” – 1968 Mono Mix*

28. “Me Without You” – 1968 Mono Mix*

29. “Zor And Zam” – TV Version

30. The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees Teen Radio Spot*

Disc 3: The Birds, The Bees & The Raritees

1. Monkees Adult Stereo 8 Spot*

2. “Tear The Top Right Off My Head” – Peter’s Vocal

3. “Auntie’s Municipal Court” – Mike’s Vocal*

4. “P.O. Box 9847” – 1968 Alternate Stereo Mix

5. “War Games” – Version One*

6. “Lady’s Baby”

7. “Tapioca Tundra” – 1967 Alternate Stereo Mix*

8. “D.W. Washburn” – Alternate Mix With Bass Vocal*

9. “Nine Times Blue” – Version Two - Davy’s Vocal*

10. “Lady’s Baby” – Acoustic Version*

11. “While I Cry” – Alternate Mono Mix*

12. “Shorty Blackwell” – Rehearsal*

13. “Laurel And Hardy”*

14. “Seeger’s Theme” – Acoustic Version*

15. “Tapioca Tundra” – Acoustic Version*

16. “Don’t Say Nothin’ Bad (About My Baby)”*

17. “War Games” – Version Two

18. “(I Prithee) Do Not Ask For Love” – Second Recorded Version*

19. “My Share Of The Sidewalk” – Mike’s Vocal Version*

20. “Shake ‘Em Up And Let ‘Em Roll” – Alternate Vocal Version*

21. “Changes” – 2009 Mix*

22. “Merry Go Round” – Version One*

23. “Magnolia Simms” – Acoustic Version*

24. “I’m Gonna Try”

25. “Seeger’s Theme” – Electric Version

26. “Magnolia Simms” – Stereo Remix*

27. “The Girl I Left Behind Me” – Third Recorded Version*

28. “Merry Go Round” – Third Recorded Version*

29. “Nine Times Blue” – Version Two - Mike’s Vocal*

30. “The Party” – 2009 Mix*

31. “I Wasn’t Born To Follow” – Backing Track*

* Previously Unreleased

New Apples In Stereo

The short version:
Apples In Stereo will release their seventh studio album TRAVELLERS IN SPACE AND TIME on April 20.

Full press release:
Studio-obsessed indie rockers The Apples in stereo are celebrating the start of a new decade with the release of their seventh studio album, Travellers in Space and Time, their most hi-fi and hook-laden production to date. Described by frontman Robert Schneider as "retro-futuristic super-pop," the album is the official follow-up to 2007's New Magnetic Wonder, and the band's second release for Elijah Wood's Simian Records. The album will be released on April 20 via Yep Roc/Simian/Elephant 6.

Travellers contains sixteen piano-driven tracks, bubbling over with vocoder harmonies and sci-fi sound effects, like 70's AM radio filtered through a UFO; including the robotic first single "Dance Floor", the four-on-the-floor dream-scape "Hey Elevator", the Hall and Oates-tinged "Told You Once", and the epic, yearning "Dream About The Future," among many instant hits. The musical theme heard in these songs is strung throughout Travellers: intense pop hooks and electronic sounds, mixed with a pumping, get-up-and-moonwalk beat.

"I wanted to make a futuristic pop record, to reach out to the kids of the future," Schneider relates. "It is what I imagine their more highly-evolved pop might sound like: shiny soul music with robots and humans singing together, yet informed by the music of our time. So we are sending a pop music message through time, hoping they will decode it and be into it."

It is the first studio album from The Apples in stereo to feature new drummer John Dufilho, lead singer of Dallas indie rockers The Deathray Davies; and sees Bill Doss (Olivia Tremor Control, Elephant 6) and John Ferguson (Ulysses, Big Fresh), longtime Schneider collaborators, as full-time keyboardists in the band, alongside veteran members John Hill (guitar) and Eric Allen (bass). Original drummer Hilarie Sidney left the band in 2006.

Anyone familiar with The Apples in stereo's career will know Schneider's ever-evolving production process is as intricate as the recordings he generates. Engaging the same primary engineering team used to record New Magnetic Wonder, most notably Bryce Goggin (Trout Studio's vintage recording wizard), as well as many studio-savvy friends and cohorts, the band spent well over a year in the studio recasting their signature pop sounds in chrome-plated futurism, all while adding a dance-driven vibe channeling ELO, Barry Gibb, Wild Honey-era Beach Boys and Off The Wall-era Michael Jackson.

With Travellers in Space and Time, Schneider continues experimenting with his recent invention, the Non-Pythagorean musical scale based on the logarithm, a mathematical function. Schneider is a passionate student of mathematics, and recently composed music based on prime numbers for a play written by world-class mathematician Andrew Granville, performed at the hallowed Institute for Advanced Study (home of Albert Einstein) in Princeton, New Jersey. Travellers includes "C.P.U.," the first pop song ever to incorporate this novel scale.

In addition, the album features songwriting contributions from all of the other Apples, including "Wings Away" (Bill Doss/John Ferguson), "Next Year At About The Same Time" (Eric Allen), "No Vacation" (John Ferguson/Robert Schneider), "Floating Away" (John Dufilho), and "Dignified Dignitary" (Robert Schneider/Bill Doss/John Hill).

The 2007 hit album, New Magnetic Wonder, spawned late night performances on Conan and Colbert, commercial placements for The Apples' music (Pepsi, New Balance, Samsung, and numerous others), invitations to perform at many prestigious festivals and venues (All Tomorrows Parties, Pitchfork, Primavera Sound, R.E.M. Charity Tribute Concert at Carnegie Hall), and a world tour that took the band as far away as Taiwan - not to mention a polished performance of their hit song "Energy" by the contestants on American Idol.

Since then, the band has been increasingly busy, gaining ownership of their spinART Records back catalog and readying the albums for re-release, compiling the best-of #1 Hits Explosion, and releasing Electronic Projects for Musicians, an album of rarities. Schneider also made his children's music debut with 2009's Robbert Bobbert and the Bubble Machine (Little Monster Records), which made it to many Year-End Best Of lists; made numerous mathematics convention appearances; released Buddha Electrostorm (Garden Gate Records), an album of lo-fi garage-psych recorded with his brother-in-law Craig Morris (who played and engineered on Travellers) under the name Thee American Revolution; and topped it all off with his featured keynote talk and Australian debut performance at the Big Sound Music Conference, where he was featured alongside many musical luminaries, including noted Brian Wilson collaborator (and one of Schneider's heroes), Van Dyke Parks... and all of this while hard at work on The Apples' most ambitious studio production yet.

Official Track Listing:

1. The Code
2. Dream About the Future
3. Hey Elevator
4. Strange Solar System
5. Dance Floor
6. C.P.U.
7. No One in the World
8. Dignified Dignitary
9. No Vacation
10. Told You Once
11. It's All Right
12. Next Year at About the Same Time
13. Floating in Space
14. Nobody But You
15. Wings Away
16. Time Pilot

YACHT & The Straight Gaze Tour Dates

YACHT & The Straight Gaze (PT. 1) from Jona Bechtolt on Vimeo.

YACHT & The Straight Gaze Tour Dates:

(All Shows with Bobby Birdman except Philadelphia with MNDR and Los Angeles with Small Black, Washed Out, Picture Plane)

02/19: Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore Cabaret

02/20: Victoria, BC @ Sugar Nightclub

02/22: Edmonton, AB @ Pawn Shop

02/23: Calgary, AB @ The Hi Fi Club

02/24: Saskatoon, SK @ Scratch

02/26: Northfield, MN @ The Cave at Carleton College

02/27: Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle

02/28: Gambier, OH @ The Horn Gallery

03/02: Pontiac, MI @The Pike Room at Crofoot Ballroom

03/03: Hamilton, ON @ The Casbah

03/04: Toronto, ON @ Wrongbar

03/05: Ottawa, ON @Ritual

03/06: Montreal, QC @ Le Belmont

03/07: Buffalo, NY @ Big Orbit Soundlab

03/11: New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

03/12: Philadelphia, PA @ Voyeur/ Makin Time

03/13: Monterrey, MX @ Festival Nrmal - Alianza Francesca

03/15: Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel

03/16: Atlanta, GA @ The Drunken Unicorn


03/25: San Diego, CA @ Museum of Contemporary Art

03/26: Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex (With Small Black, Washed Out, Picture Plane)

Lego City Zombie Infection

Check out this amazing video made by two 14 year old U.K. stop motion animators. They can be found on youtube as tomjoetwins.

Lego City Zombie Infection
"After an accident in a disease research lab an infection is released into lego city. Could this be the zombie apocalypse?"

Friday, January 22, 2010

Ariel Pink

Here's a promo video "Artifact" by Ariel Pink with appearances by John Maus, Geneva Jacuzzi and Matt Fishbeck (of Holy Shit). The video was directed by Jay Rajeck (TRS-80).

MP3 and Happy New Year From Efterklang

As reported earlier, Efterklang have signed with 4AD. Their new album, and third full length release Magic Chairs will be released February 23rd. British engineer and producer Gareth Jones (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Depeche Mode, Interpol, Mogwai, Grizzly Bear, Wire and more) and Mads Brauer mixed the album.

Video postcard from Efterklang - Happy New Year! from Rumraket on Vimeo.

"Modern Drift" MP3:
hot fresh and free .

Mar 2 First Unitarian Church w/ Balmorhea Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Mar 3 Le Poisson Rouge w/ Balmorhea New York, New York
Mar 4 TT The Bears w/ Balmorhea Cambridge, Massachusetts
Mar 5 La Sala Rosa w/ Balmorhea Montreal, Quebec
Mar 6 El Mocambo w/ Balmorhea Toronto, Ontario
Mar 7 The Crofoot (Pike Room) w/ Balmorhea Pontiac, Michigan
Mar 8 Lincoln Hall w/ Balmorhea Chicago, Illinois
Mar 11 The Triple Door w/ Balmorhea Seattle, Washington
Mar 12 The Biltmore Cabaret Vancouver, British Columbia
Mar 13 Doug Fir Lounge w/ Balmorhea Portland, Oregon
Mar 15 Bottom Of The Hill w/ Balmorhea San Francisco, California
Mar 16 Spaceland w/ Balmorhea Los Angeles, California
Mar 18 - March 20 TBA - SXSW Festival Austin, Texas

MP3 April Smith and the Great Picture Show

April Smith and the Great Picture Show will release their charming ol' fashioned jazzy album Songs For a Sinking Ship on February 23. Click here to download the first single "Colors."

See them live:
Jan 22 2010 9:00P
Ottobar (w/ Langhorne Slim) Baltimore, Maryland
Jan 23 2010 9:00P
Club Cafe (w/ Langhorne Slim) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Jan 25 2010 9:00P
Otto’s (w/ Langhorne Slim) Dekalb, Illinois
Jan 26 2010 8:00P
Turner Hall Ballroom (w/ Langhorne Slim) Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Jan 27 2010 10:00P
The Aquarium (Dempsey’s Upstairs) Fargo, North Dakota
Jan 30 2010 8:00P
Neurolux (w/ Langhorne Slim) Boise, Idaho
Jan 31 2010 7:00P
Crystal Ballroom (w/ Langhorne Slim) Portland, Oregon
Feb 2 2010 8:00P
Ravenous Cafe (w/ Langhorne Slim) Healdsburg, California
Feb 3 2010 9:00P
Crepe Place (w/ Langhorne Slim) Santa Cruz, California
Feb 4 2010 9:00P
Cellar Door (w/ Langhorne Slim) Visalia, California
Feb 5 2010 8:00P
Muddy Waters (w/ Langhorne Slim) Santa Barbara, California
Feb 6 2010 8:00P
McCabe’s Guitar Shop (w/ Langhorne Slim) Santa Monica, California
Feb 8 2010 8:00P
The Casbah (w/ Langhorne Slim) San Diego, California
Feb 10 2010 9:00P
Hi-Dive (w/ Langhorne Slim) Denver, Colorado
Feb 11 2010 8:00P
Record Bar (w/ Langhorne Slim) Kansas City, Missouri
Feb 12 2010 9:00P
Off Broadway Nightclub (w/ Langhorne Slim) Saint Louis, Missouri
Feb 13 2010 10:00P
The Summit (w/ Langhorne Slim) Columbus, Ohio
Feb 20 2010 8:00P
El Rey Theatre (w/ Fanfarlo) Los Angeles, California
Feb 22 2010 8:00P
Great American Music Hall (w/ Fanfarlo) San Francisco, California
Feb 23 2010 8:00P
Doug Fir (w/ Fanfarlo) Portland, Oregon
Feb 24 2010 8:00P
Crocodile Café (w/ Fanfarlo) Seattle, Washington
Feb 25 2010 8:00P
Knitting Factory (w/ Fanfarlo) Spokanne, Washington
Feb 27 2010 8:00P
Urban Lounge (w/ Fanfarlo) Salt Lake City, Utah
Feb 28 2010 8:00P
Larimer Lounge (w/ Fanfarlo) Denver, Colorado

MP3 Balmorhea and Tour Dates

Balmorhea (pronounced bal-more-ay) will release their new album Constellations February 23.

"...a sound that evokes imagery of brilliant landscapes and quiet pastoral scenes...sweeping instrumentals and sporadic yet haunting vocals." - NPR


02.19 • Central Presbyterian Church w/ Damien Jurado (Austin, TX)
02.26 • Firebird (St. Louis, MO)
02.27 • Russian Recording (Bloomington, IN)
02.28 • Oberlin College (Oberlin, OH) @
03.02 • First Unitarian Church (Philadelphia, PA) #
03.03 • Le Poisson Rouge (New York, NY) #
03.04 • TT The Bears (Boston, MA) #
03.05 • La Sala Rosa (Montreal, Canada) #
03.06 • El Mocambo (Toronto, Canada) #
03.09 • The Pike Room (Detroit, MI) #
03.10 • Lincoln Theater (Chicago, IL) #
03.11 • The Triple Door (Seattle, WA) #
03.12 • Biltmore (Vancouver, BC Canada) #
03.14 • Doug Fir (Portland, OR) #
03.15 • Bottom Of The Hill (San Francisco, CA) #
03.17 • SXSW - Central Presbyterian Church (Austin, TX) %
03.19 • SXSW- Western Vinyl Showcase (Austin, TX) ^

@ w/ Mark McGuire, # w/ Efterklang, % w/ Hauschka & Dustin O'Halloran, w/ Ola Podrida & Sleep Whale

Lilith Fair 2010 Artists and Cities Announced

Confirmed Artists:
A Fine Frenzy, Ann Atomic, Ash Koley, Beth Orton, Brandi Carlile, Butterfly Boucher, Cat Power, Ceci Bastida, Chairlift, Chantal Kreviazuk, Colbie Caillat, Corinne Bailey Rae, Donna Delory, Elizaveta, Emmylou Harris, Erin McCarley, Erykah Badu, Frazey Ford, Gossip, Grace Potter and The Nocturnals, Heart, Ima, Indigo Girls, Ingrid Michaelson, Janelle Monae, Jennifer Knapp, Jill Hennessy, Jill Scott, Julia Othmer, Kate Nash Katzenjammer, Ke$ha, La Roux, Lights, Lissie, Loretta Lynn, Marina & The Diamonds, Mary J. Blige, Meaghan Smith, Melissa McClelland, Metric, Miranda Lambert, Missy Higgins, Nneka, Norah Jones, Priscilla Renea, Rosie Thomas, Sara Bareilles, Sarah McLachlan, Serena Ryder, Sheryl Crow, Sia, Sugarland, Susan Justice, Tara MacLean, Tegan and Sara, Toby Lightman, Vedera, Vita Chambers, The Submarines, The Weepies, Ximena Sarinana, Zee Avi

Confirmed Cities:
Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Calgary, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Edmonton, Hartford, Houston, Indianapolis, London, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Montreal, Nashville, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, Raleigh, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis, Tampa, Toronto, Vancouver, DC and West Palm Beach

"I'm happy they wanted me on this Lilith tour. I have never done shows just with other girl singers before. When I first started out, they said girl singers couldn't sell records or concert tickets. We've come a long way since then and we're gonna have a big time out there!" - Loretta Lynn


Here's the latest single from Hadouken "Turn The Lights Out." The full length album For the Masses will be available February 2.

February 8 New York, NY @ The Mercury Lounge
February 9 Toronto, ON @ El Mocambo
February 11 Los Angeles, CA @ The Viper Room
April 18 Indio, CA @ Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival

Tom McRae

U.K. artist Tom McRae will release his fifth album The Alphabet of Hurricanes, March 16th on Cooking Vinyl.

Still love you
“like a wolf on a black new moon, a shadow boxer at high noon, I’m acting lost and so confused”
Says it all really, in between states of life are interesting for me, not knowing where you’ll be living next week, quite what you’ll be doing. I’ll take confusion over certainty every time. It’s not called dead certain for nothing.

Won’t Lie
“I know I’m born with a prophet’s curse, never see the good only see the worst”
I wanted a Klezmer or New Orleans feel to this song, something a bit waltzy and musically at odds with the unpleasant lyric. I’d like to be getting less angry as I get older, it just doesn’t seem to happen. My pessimism seems boundless. But at least I’m aware of it - and that’s stage one of my 12 step plan of how to get hopeful. To be honest, I don’t think it’s going to work.

Summer Of John Wayne
“the winding down of days, and the speeding up of time won’t change”….
I’m a big western fan… I bought a box set of John Wayne movies and watched him age in the space of a few days during one hot summer in New York. It was a reminder that we don’t have much time to celebrate or mourn each passing day, so in a city of personal ghosts it’s best to make peace with your past and move on.

Fifteen Miles Downriver
“It’s time I realised a man can’t fight the tide, and the moon has more influence than me”
You have to have at least one river song if you’re a singer-songwriter. It’s the law. On this record there are two, so I’m getting them out of the way now. I like the possibility of a different life being just around the river bend, it could get better, or there could be a waterfall. Either way you’re going to find out.

Told My Troubles To The River
“I told my troubles to the river, but the river brings them back to me”
Anyone who’s had even half a life carries a few regrets and a few ghosts with them. They come back to you when you least expect it. I wanted to put that sensation in a percussive song, something driving and repetitive, like someone trying to outrun the advancing tide.

American Spirit
“I’ve burned all colour and flame from this hot ambition that once held me.”
Melancholy isn’t fatal, it seems to only be the English that can’t allow themselves to revel in it as a counterpoint to the total blandness of unmediated happiness. What the hell ever came out of being happy? Happy people make me nervous.

“Give you sun, you give me shade, and seven years of hurricanes, but now my love I’m sundialling my days away.”
The pop song on the record, I even doubled the vocals – I can spot coolness from a distance, but can’t lay claim to having any of my own. I think the tupperware stood in for drums quite nicely.

Me & Stetson
“blood to the bruise like wisdom to the long-lived fool, finally the shame brings understanding.”
This is another travelogue song. If you go seeking a revelatory drug experience in the desert, you have to be prepared to wake up with a lot of sand in your pants. It’s a good motto for life.

Can’t Find You
“But I’ll keep playing Atlas baby, though my shoulders ache, and I’ll spin this old world around, trying to see your face.”
Singer-songwriter carries the weight of the world on his shoulders, world could care less. But the best love is always unrequited.

Best Winter
“Singing with no shame in this broken choir, songs to save you from the fire, home before the liquor and echoes fade, sleeping in the shadow of the Empire State.”
Even an atheist can have fun singing carols and being drunk at midnight mass. At least me and the priest had that much in common. This might be the happiest song I’ve ever written, which makes a change.


Feb 22nd - Newcastle - Academy 2
Feb 23rd - Leeds - Brudenell Club
Feb 24th & 25th - Glasgow - King Tut’s
Feb 27th - Manchester - Club Academy
Feb 28th - Liverpool - Academy 2
March 1st - Nottingham - Rescue Rooms
March 2nd - Birmingham - Glee Club
March 4th - Cambridge - Junction
March 5th - Oxford - Academy
March 6th - Brighton - Concorde
March 7th - Portsmouth - Wedgewood Rooms
March 14th - Belfast - Spring & Airbrake
March 16th - Bristol - Academy 2
March 17th - London - Scala

Beach House

Beach House have a new video "Silver Soul."

Beach House "Silver Soul" from Sub Pop Records on Vimeo.

Roger Corman Films To See New DVD Release

I am psyched to hear that Shout! Factory has a new series on their roster titled Roger Corman’s Cult Classics. Corman is reportedly working in conjunction with Shout! Factory to provide qulity bonus features. The first releases scheduled for May are The Ramones Rock ’N’ Roll High School, and '80s teen angst classic Suburbiawhich includes The Vandals, D.I. and T.S.O.L.

The midnight movie favorite Death Race 2000 (DVD and Blu-ray) and a double feature of Warlords Of The 21st Century/Death Sport will be available in June. Future releases include Piranha, a 30th Anniversary Special Edition of Humanoids From The Deep, Up From The Depths, Demon Of Paradise, Forbidden World, Galaxy Of Terror, and more.

MP3 Jack Rose / Final Album To Be Released

You may have heard the sad news that Thrill Jockey recording artist Jack Rose passed away December 5 from a heart attack at age 38. His final album Luck In the Valley will be released February 23. To download the first single "Woodpiles On The Side Of The Road"
click here.

Bio and album info:
A native of Virginia and resident of Philadelphia since 1998, Jack Rose first rose to prominence with the drone/noise/folk unit, Pelt. Pelt can be counted among the early influential new music underground bands such as UN, No Neck Blues Band, Charalambides, Tower Recordings and Six Organs of Admittance. Rose recorded and toured with the band up until 2006. Rose released his first solo LP in 2002, "Red Horse, White Mule", of post-Takoma, American primitive guitar. Along with the influences of John Fahey and Robbie Basho, Rose also incorporated North Indian classical, early American blues, bluegrass and minimalism into his singular style. 2005 saw the release of his fourth LP, "Kensington Blues", which incorporated all of the aforementioned influences and his playing/composing fully flowered. That LP is now considered a classic of contemporary guitar music.

In 2008 and 2009 Rose released "Dr. Ragtime and Pals" and "Jack Rose and the Black Twig Pickers" respectively. Those recordings featured many additional players like Glenn Jones, Micah Smaldone, Harmonica Dan and the Black Twig Pickers. The songs drew heavily on pre-war influences, either written by Rose or were his arrangements of early American classics. "Luck in the Valley" will be the third album in this set of recordings that Rose jokingly refers to as his "Ditch Trilogy". Rose continues his exploration of pre-war American music with a set brand new material featuring the Twigs, Jones, Harmonica Dan and Hans Chew along with a handful of solo pieces. This recording set out to capture the energy and feel of the classic three-track shack recordings by the Wray Brothers and Mordicai Jones. "Luck In The Valley" was written and recorded over a period of nine months off the road, an unusually long time for Rose to be at home and woodshedding. The album finds Rose employi
ng new themes and techniques that haven't appeared on previous releases.

Like all pre-war recordings and all of Rose's releases, this album was recorded live. It was not created using overdubs but rather by recording a few "takes" and selecting the best performance out of those. Rose stated, "I wanted the songs to have an immediacy and spontaneity as they were being recorded. All the musicians chosen for the record know how to play the songs without overworking the material, but at the same time creating memorable accompaniments on the spot." Several of the songs are in fact the first takes like “Blues for Percy Danforth”, “Lick Mountain Ramble” and "Woodpiles on the Side of the Road". Also Included in the set are three covers: “St. Louis Blues”, “Everybody Ought to Pray Sometime” and “West Coast Blues”. All of these pre-war classics are Rose’s unique arrangements.

The album title refers to the old red light section of St. Louis and was a code for procuring the services of a prostitute. Says Rose \"I read about it on some liner notes to a reissue of pre-war St. Louis recordings and I liked the ring of it.\" An avid record collector with an encyclopedic knowledge of pre-war American music, Rose has been acknowledged as a rising star among contemporary guitar players. "Luck in the Valley" finds Rose at his best surrounded by like-minded friends on a recording that is enriched by a sense of history but entirely new, vibrant and warm.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Today I am Listening To...

"Primitive" by The Groupies

Brendan Benson Announces More Tour Dates

Brendon Benson has announced more tour dates in support of his latest release My Old Familiar Friend.

Thursday, 21 January
Salt Lake City, UT
Tickets: free in-store performance and signing

Friday, 22 January
Salt Lake City, UT
The Urban Lounge
Tickets: $13 advance/$15 day of show

Monday, 15 February
Seattle, WA
Neumos w/ Frank Fairfield
Tickets: $13

Tuesday, 16 February
Portland, OR
Douglas Fir Lounge w/ Frank Fairfield
Tickets: $13

Thursday, 18 February
San Francisco, CA
The Independent w/ Frank Fairfield
Tickets: $16

Friday, 19 February
Santa Barbara, CA
Velvet Jones w/ Frank Fairfield
Tickets: $15

Saturday, 20 February
Los Angeles, CA
The Troubadour w/ Frank Fairfield
Tickets: $15

Sunday, 21 February
Solana Beach, CA
Belly Up Tavern w/ Frank Fairfield
Tickets: $12 advance/$14 day of show

Monday, 22 February
Phoenix, AZ
The Rhythm Room w/ Frank Fairfield
Tickets: $13

Wednesday, 24 February
Austin, TX
The Independent
Tickets: $13 advance/$15 day of show

Monday, 1 March
Cork City, Ireland
The Pavilion
Tickets: €20

Tuesday, 2 March
Dublin, Ireland
Button Factory
Tickets: €17

Wednesday, 3 March
Glasgow, UK
Queen Margaret Union
Tickets: £15.25

Thursday, 4 March
Manchester, UK
Academy 2
Tickets: £16

Friday, 5 March
London, UK
Tickets: £12

Saturday, 6 March
Paris, France
Nouveau Casino
Tickets: €19.80

Tuesday, 9 March
Barcelona, Spain
Apolo 2
Tickets: €17 advance/€20 day of show

Wednesday, 10 March
Madrid, Spain
Moby Dick
Tickets: €18 advance/€22 day of show

Here's an acoustic version of "Whole Lot Better" from The Fireplace

The Whigs To Relase New Album / Tour With Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

The Whigs will release their new album In the Dark on March 16. The band have just announced a tour with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. Additionally they will perform on The Late Show with David Letterman March 31st.

1. Hundred / Million
2. Black Lotus
3. Kill Me Carolyne
4. Someone's Daughter
5. So Lonely
6. Dying
7. I Don't Even Care About The One I Love
8. Automatic
9. I Am For Real
10. In The Dark
11. Naked

On Tour With Black Rebel Motorcycle Club:

February 26th Harlow's Sacramento, CA
February 27th Knitting Factory Reno, NV
February 28th Wasted Space @ The Hard Rock Las Vegas, NV
March 2nd Ogden Theatre Denver, CO
March 4th Knitting Factory Boise, ID
March 5th Showbox Market Seattle WA
March 6th Commodore Vancouver
March 7th Wonder Portland, OR
March 9th Slim's San Francisco, CA
March 11th Echoplex Los Angeles, CA
March 12th Echoplex Los Angeles, CA
March 13th HOB San Diego, CA

Georgie James’ Laura Burhenn Forms The Mynabirds

Laura Burhenn (formerly of Gergie James) will release her debut album under the new moniker The Mynabirds. The bandsname was reportedly taken from an old Motown Records band which included Rick James and Neil Young.The album,What We Lose In The Fire We Gain In The Flood , will be available April 27 via Saddle Creek.

The album was engineered and produced by AJ Mogis (Monsters of Folk, Cursive, Tilly and The Wall). It features contributions from Tom Hnatow (These United States) on peddle steel, Nate Walcott (Bright Eyes) arranged the horns, and Orenda Fink (Azure Ray) picked up backing vocal duties.

Red Sparowes Release Video Teaser For New Album

Here's a promo clip for the forthcoming Red Sparowes album The Fear Is Excruciating, But Therein Lies The Answer, which will be available April 6.

Album tracks:
01. Truths Arise
02. In Illusions of Order
03. A Hail of Bombs
04. Giving Birth to Imagined Saviors
05. A Swarm
06. In Every Mind
07. A Mutiny
08. As Each End Looms and Subsides

Witch "Mutated"

Here's a new video from With for the song "Mutated." It was filmed in guitarist Graham Clise's living room and features Mario Rubalcaba of Earthless on drums.

The Dustbowl Revival

The Dustbowl Revival will release their new album You Can't Go Back To The Garden Of Eden on March 16. Limited tour dates have also been announced.


01.27.10 - Los Angeles, CA - Bordello
01.28.10 - Los Angeles, CA - Hyperion Tavern
02.09.10 - Santa Monica, CA - World Cafe
02.26.10 - Culver City, CA - Cinema Bar

You Can't Go Back To The Garden Of Eden Tracks:

01. Marching On
02. Nine Lives
03. Dan's Jam
04. Falling Down
05. Bakersfield
06. Garden Of Eden
07. Devil
08. National Geographic
09. River Blues
10. Swingin' Sammy
11. Always Everywhere
12. Change of Heart
13. Flying With Icarus

The Dustbowl Revival performing "Marching On"

Thanks to youtube user zaxstyle22 for posting

Gorillaz To Release Plastic Beach

Gorillaz will close out Coachella where they'll no doubt be playing songs from their upsoming album Plastic Beach, which will be released in the U.K on March 8.

Plastic Beach Tracklisting:
Orchestral Intro
Welcome To The World Of The Plastic Beach' ( W/ Snoop Dogg)
White Flag (W/ Kano & Bashy)
Rhinestone Eyes
Stylo' (feat. Bobby Womack and Mos Def)
Superfast Jellyfish (W/ Gruff Rhys and De La Soul)
Empire Ants (feat. Little Dragon)
Glitter Freeze' (feat. Mark E Smith)
Some Kind Of Nature (W/ Lou Reed)
On Melancholy Hill
Sweepstakes (W/ Mos Def & Hypnotic Brass Ensemble)
Plastic Beach (Feat. Mick Jones & Paul Simonon)
To Binge (Feat. Little Dragon)
Cloud Of Unknowing (W/ Bobby Womack)
Pirate Jet

To listen to the first single "Stylo" (featuring Mos Def & Bobby Womack)click here.

New Little Boots Album and Tour

March 2 will see the U.S. release of the latest Little Boots release Hands. Tour dates have just been announced for March:

3/2 New York, N.Y. Highline Ballroom
3/5 – Vancouver, BC Venue
3/6 – Seattle, Wash. Neumos
3/7 – Portland, Ore. Hawthorne Theatre
3/9 – San Francisco, Calif. The Fillmore Auditorium
3/10 – Los Angeles, Calif. El Ray Theatre
3/12- Pomona, Calif. The Glass House
3/13 – San Diego, Calif. The Cashbah

Brian Jonestown Massacre Announce Summer Tour Dates

The Brian Jonestown Massacre have anounced summer tour dates in support of their new album Who Killed Sgt Pepper?.

U.S. Tour:
Minneapolis, MN Cabooze (May 28)
Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall (29)
Chicago, IL The Metro (30)
Cleveland, OH Grog Shop (31)
Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Hall (June 2)
Montreal, QU La Tulipe (3)
Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club (4)
Manhattan, NY Webster Hall (6)
Philadelphia, PA TLA (8)
Washington, DC 9:30 Club (9)
Cincinnati, OH Mad Hatter (10)
Louis, MI Off Broadway St. (11)
Denver, CO Bluebird Theatre (13)
Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge (14)
Boise, ID Knitting Factory (15)
Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom (17)
Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom (18)
Seattle, WA Neumo's (19)
San Francisco, CA The Fillmore (21)
Los Angeles, CA Henry Fonda Theatre (22)

The entire tour:
Feb 18 2010 8:00P
The Zoo Brisbane, Queensland
Feb 19 2010 8:00P
Feb 20 2010 8:00P
HiFi Bar Melbourne, Victoria
Feb 21 2010 8:00P
Billboards Melbourne, Victoria
Feb 23 2010 8:00P
Fowlers Adelaide, South Australia
Feb 25 2010 8:00P
The Capital Theatre Perth, Western Australia
Feb 28 2010 8:00P
The Metro Sydney, New South Wales
Mar 3 2010 8:00P
The Factory Theatre (ALL AGES) Sydney, New South Wales
Mar 4 2010 8:00P
The Cambridge Hotel Newcastle, New South Wales
Mar 6 2010 8:00P
LOST WEEKEND FESTIVAL Brisbane, Queensland
Mar 8 2010 8:00P
Transmission Room Auckland, Auckland
Mar 9 2010 8:00P
Bodega Wellington, Wellington
Apr 16 2010 8:00P
Artefacts Festival Strasbourg, Alsace
Apr 18 2010 8:00P
La Vapeur Dijon, Bourgogne
Apr 20 2010 8:00P
CCO Lyon, Rhône-Alpes
Apr 21 2010 8:00P
Cabaret Aleatoire Marseilles, PACA
Apr 22 2010 8:00P
Bikini Toulouse, Midi-Pyrénées
Apr 23 2010 8:00P
Apolo Barcelona, Barcelona
Apr 24 2010 8:00P
Espace Tatry Bordeaux, Aquitaine
Apr 25 2010 8:00P
Olympic Nantes, Pays de la Loire
Apr 27 2010 8:00P
Bataclan Paris, Ile-de-France
Apr 28 2010 8:00P
Aeronef Lille, Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Apr 29 2010 8:00P
Abart Zurich, Zurich
May 1 2010 8:00P
Covo Club Bologna, Bologna
May 2 2010 8:00P
Bad Bonn Dudingen, Friburg
May 4 2010 8:00P
59 to 1 München, Bayern
May 5 2010 8:00P
Flex Vienna, Wien
May 6 2010 8:00P
Magnet Berlin, Berlin
May 7 2010 8:00P
Pumpehuset Copenhagen, Hovedstaden
May 8 2010 8:00P
Debaser Stockholm, Stockholms län
May 9 2010 8:00P
Rockerfeller Oslo, Oslo
May 11 2010 8:00P
Knust Hamburg, Hamburg
May 12 2010 8:00P
Luxor Köln, Nordrhein-Westfalen
May 13 2010 8:00P
Melkweg Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
May 14 2010 8:00P
Shepherd’s Bush Empire London, London and South East
May 16 2010 8:00P
02 Academy Birmingham, Midlands
May 17 2010 8:00P
Academy 3 Manchester, Northwest
May 18 2010 8:00P
ABC Glasgow, Scotland
May 19 2010 8:00P
Spring & Airbrake Belfast, Northern Ireland
May 20 2010 8:00P
The Academy Dublin, Dublin
May 28 2010 8:00P
Cabooze Minneapolis, Minnesota
May 29 2010 8:00P
Turner Hall Milwaukee, Wisconsin
May 30 2010 8:00P
The Metro Chicago, Illinois
May 31 2010 8:00P
Grog Shop Cleveland, Ohio
Jun 2 2010 8:00P
Phoenix Concert Hall Toronto, Ontario
Jun 3 2010 8:00P
La Tulipe Montreal, Quebec
Jun 4 2010 8:00P
Paradise Rock Club Boston, Massachusetts
Jun 6 2010 8:00P
Webster Hall Manhattan, New York
Jun 8 2010 8:00P
TLA Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jun 9 2010 8:00P
9:30 Club Washington DC, Washington DC
Jun 10 2010 8:00P
Mad Hatter Cincinnati, Ohio
Jun 11 2010 8:00P
Off Broadway St. Louis, Missouri
Jun 13 2010 8:00P
Bluebird Theatre Denver, Colorado
Jun 14 2010 8:00P
Urban Lounge Salt Lake City, Utah
Jun 15 2010 8:00P
Knitting Factory Boise, Idaho
Jun 17 2010 8:00P
Crystal Ballroom Portland, Oregon
Jun 18 2010 8:00P
Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, British Columbia
Jun 19 2010 8:00P
Neumo’s Seattle, Washington
Jun 21 2010 8:00P
The Fillmore San Francisco, California
Jun 22 2010 8:00P
Henry Fonda Theatre Los Angeles, California

The xx - VCR

Monday, January 11, 2010

MP3 Quasi "Repulsion" / New Quasi Album and Tour Dates

The new Quasi album American Gong will be released by Kill Rock Stars on February 23. Download the first single "Repulsion" here.

American Gong Track List

01. Repulsion
02. Little White Horse
03. Everything And Nothing At All
04. Bye Bye Blackbird
05. The Jig Is Up
06. Black Dogs and Bubbles
07. Death Is Not The End
08. Rockabilly Party
09. Now What
10. Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler
11. Howler

Bio: Quasi formed in Portland, Ore., in 1993, which means that it's been fearlessly rocking since long before your website launched or you booted up an iPod. For years -- 16 to be exact -- it was a duo consisting of Sam Coomes and Janet Weiss. In 2006, Joanna Bolme (of Stephen Malkmus + The Jicks) joined the band on bass.

Quasi flings words and notes relentlessly, hurling music across the stage like grenades. It is explosive and electrifying. Coomes devours his instruments, whether it is keyboard or guitar, fusing melody and mayhem. His voice can go from deadpan to caterwauling, from a lovely lilt to a sardonic sting. Weiss is the avalanche (earthquake? tsunami? volcano?) of drummers. Really, just step aside and make a soft landing for your jaw, because it's very likely to drop. Plus, Weiss can sing, which means that Quasi has harmonies; they hint at sweetness, settling into the halcyon moment for a while, before you realize that the words conjure a creeping sense of unease.

Quasi's songs teeter between optimism and despair, fantastical journeys and harsh realism; this is a pop band for people who like their pop throttled. Coomes, Weiss and Bolme are consummate players who let go of the reins to let the wildness accumulate; who space out and make the music disintegrate, blur and tumble before it falls back into the groove. Their playing is proficiently, seamlessly ragged.

"Quasi's new album, American Gong, is still ringing in my ears. And by ringing, I mean that it's obliterated and unstuffed the cushiony music that's been singing me to sleep for the past few years. Personally, I'm well rested and ready to move on. American Gong signals that the musical group hug we've been stuck in for a while is over. Gong lurches and veers; it reels, resets, crawls and moans. But the album also professes beauty; it surfaces from the murkiness and soars. In the midst of this awesome sonic storm are expertly crafted compositions and arrangements, gravel and grime-coated rock, psych and pop tunes that never lose their shine.

Listen to “Repulsion,” listen to “Little White Horse,” listen to “Bye Bye Blackbird.” Wait! Listen to the whole thing. “Black Dogs And Bubbles.” Yes! Yeah! Yay! Words just seem silly compared to the feeling of wanting to jump around.

Here's something that resembles a cheat sheet: there's a lot of guitar playing on this album. Let me end by saying that Quasi is a stellar and inventive band. On American Gong they sound inspired, happy to be playing, even joyful. I think kids will discover Quasi for the first time on American Gong. And long-time fans will wonder where all the time has gone and be thankful that Quasi is still around to provide the unofficial soundtrack to our hopelessly hopeful lives. Rise up!"

-Carrie Brownstein, November 2009

On Tour:
03.09 - Arcata, CA @ The Depot at Humboldt State *
03.10 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent *
03.11 - Visalia, CA @ The Cellar Door *
03.12 - Los Angeles, CA @ Spaceland *
03.13 - Costa Mesa, CA @ The Detroit Bar *
03.14 - San Diego, CA @ The Casbah *
03.15 - Tucson, AZ @ Plush *
03.17 - Denton, TX @ Hailey's *
03.21 - Norman, OK @ The Opolis *
03.22 - Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar *
03.23 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge *
03.25 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge *
03.26 - Boise, ID @ Neurolux *
03.27 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir *
04.15 - St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
04.16 - Madison, WI @ Annex
04.18 - Toronto, ONT @ Horsehoe Tavern
04.19 - Montreal, QC - Il Motore
04.20 - Cambridge, MA @ Middle East
04.22 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
04.23 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's
04.24 - Washington, DC @ The Black Cat
04.26 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
04.28 - Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree
04.29 - Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
04.30 - Newport, KY @ The Southgate House
05.01 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall

* with Explode Into Colors

I Spit On Your Rave

Here's a clip of Noel Fielding as "King of the Zombies" from the comedy/horror project I Spit on Your Rave. Fielding broke the Guinness Book World record for largest gathering of zombies on film with this project. It's due to be released this year.

"Look at you sitting there tucking into your vegetarian falafil."

Disco Biscuits 2010 Tour

Wow. I couldn't get through more than 30 seconds of the video. I small patchouli stank. Have I mentioned how much I hate jam bands?

Tour dates:
1/28 @ Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO
1/29 @ Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO
1/30 @ Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO
1/31 @ Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO
2/18 @ Ram’s Head Live, Baltimore, MD
2/19 @ Lupos, Providence, RI
2/20 @ Calvin Theatre, Northampton, MA
2/21 @ Capitol Center for the Arts, Concord, NH
3/17 @ Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY
3/18 @ The Egg Center For Performing Arts, Albany, NY
3/19 @ House of Blues, Boston, MA
3/20 @ Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ
3/26 @ Ultra Music Festival, Miami, FL
(w/ Deadmau5, Tiesto, Will.I.Am and others)
4/14 @ Charleston Music Hall, Charleston, SC
4/15 @ Lincoln Theatre, Raleigh, NC
4/16 @ The National, Richmond, VA
4/17 @ The National, Richmond, VA
4/18 @ The NorVa, Norfolk, VA
4/20 @ 9:30 Club, Washington, DC
4/21 @ The Jefferson Theatre, Charlottesville, VA
4/22 @ The Klein Memorial Auditorium, Bridgeport, CT
4/23 @ Kirby Center For Performing Arts, Wilkes-Barre, PA
4/24 @ House of Blues, Atlantic City, NJ
4/25 @ Webster Theatre, Hartford, CT
05/29 @ Red Rocks Amphitheater, Denver, CO (Bisco Inferno)

The New Alice In Wonderland Extended Trailer

The Runaways Trailer

Here's the latest for the upcoming film about The Runaways. In case you haven't been following along, it stars Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning and features consultation by Joan Jett.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Mighty Boosh Meets Paddigton?

Rumor has it that Noel Fielding and Paul King of The Mighty Boosh are to work on a Paddington film.

Jeff Dunham Is Not Fucking Funny

His most entertaining moment is this:

People laugh at him?

Who Am I Now?

"It's just that some guys have more hair than other guys. It doesn't mean that you're not the greatest."

Friday, January 8, 2010

Elizabeth Fraser

Elizabeth Fraser's new EP Moses is now available in the U.S. digitally via itunes, and a 12" vinyl version will be available at retail January 26th. All proceeds from EP go to the family of Jake Drake-Brockman. Brockman (Echo and the Bunnymen) was killed in a motorcycle accident in September. He was a friend of both Elizabeth Fraser (Cocteau Twins) and her musical and personal partner Damon Reece (Spiritualized, Massive Attack, Echo & The Bunnymen, BOM).

The itunes EP version is available here.

Moses was written and performed by Brockman, Fraser and Reece. It includes two re-mixes. One is by Thighpaulsandra (Julian Cope, Spiritualized, Coil) and the second comes from Andy Jenks (previously of Alpha and currently of The Flies, Spaceland).

You may read a Guardian interview with Elizabeth Fraser regarding this project

Rickie Lee Jones Tour Dates

Rickie Lee Jones & Ben Harper performing "Old Enough" (from Ellen).

Rickie Lee Jones Tour Dates:

February 13 Sparks, NV John Ascuaga's Nugget Hotel & Casino
February 14 Santa Cruz, CA Rio Theater
February 16 Los Angeles, CA Vista Theater
February 18 Portland, OR Aladdin Theater
February 19 Seattle, WA The Triple Door
February 22 Minneapolis, MI Fitzgerald Theater
February 23 Madison, WI Barrymore Theater
February 24 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
February 25 New York, NY Ethical Center

More dates to be announced.

White Hills To Release New Album

The upcoming self titled White Hills album will be released by Thrill Jockey February 23. The LP and CD versions will feature different artwork and sequencing. The CD is housed in a deluxe mini-gatefold jacket with a full-color booklet, and it includes three exclusive tracks. And the LP version in a foil embossed sleeve will feature two exclusive tracks and come with a download that includes the CD tracks.

To download the first single "Dead" click here.

Thanks to youtube user Thorslot for posting the live video.

Noise Pop Festival 2010 New Artist Additions Announced

The 18th Noise Pop Festival will take place 2/23/2010 - 3/1/2010.

Newly announced additions scheduled to appear:
Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band (with Cornelius, Yuka Honda, Sean Lennon) w/ Deerhoof as guests, The Dodos & Magik Magik Orchestra collaborative performance, !!!, Harlem, Deerhoof, Memory Tapes, The Fresh and Onlys, Scout Niblett, Far (Reunion Show), The Mumlers, P.E.E (Reunion Show), Mirah, Laura Gibson, Nico Vega, Japanese Motors, Princeton, Free Energy, The Growlers, Nurses, Magic Wands, The Lonely Forest, The Hot Toddies, Tempo No Tempo, Judgement Day.

Previously Confirmed: Magnetic Fields, Mark Kozelek, Rogue Wave, Atlas Sound, The Soundtrack of Our Lives, Four Tet, John Vanderslice, Wallpaper, Zee Avi, The Limousines, We Were Promised Jet Packs & Foreign Born

Claudia Gonson of Magnetic Fields is slated to be the Keynote Speaker at Industry Noise on Saturday, February 27th.

Yim Yames of My Morning Jacket Launches New Record Label

Removador Recordings and Solutions is a new online label created by Yim Yames of My Morning Jacket and his cousin (and former My Morning Jacket guitarist) Johnny Quaid. They have issued a press release which details the first three releases:

Jan 19 – Cortney Tidwell blends her boundless imagination and voice to create Boys. Her second full-length record, Boys leaps triumphantly from style to style, with her voice being the silken thread that holds the album together.

February 16 – The Ravenna Colt’s Slight Spell is a debut album bursting with an impassioned and dreamlike sentiment. The band, which is helmed by former My Morning Jacket guitarist Johnny Quaid, combines its myriad influences into a dark, spacious plane, highlighting its cosmic yet truly American style.

March 16 – Follow The Train's Mercury is a nine-song psychedelic journey into musical space. A potent and volatile mixture that pays tribute to the shoe-gazers of the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, Mercury proves itself to be a compelling attraction to the ears.

Here is an "official statement" (which is at least an attempt to be funny) from Removador.

"The Removador Recordings and Solutions web venture will offer
consumers a rich new way of web-based living; specializing in music
purchase, production, and facilitation, as well as problem solving,
sports, rehab, recreation, vacation planning, vaccinations, ghosts,
and social networking. Coming this fall, Removador will also debut
our much talked about new 3-D printer technology, enabling consumers
to purchase food and auto parts online, and simply print them out in
the comfort of their own home with our new carbon and silicone based
3-D printer. Imagine ordering a few sprigs of broccoli, or needing a
new carburetor, and being able to print them out in edible 3-D- all in
the comfort of your own home! Anyone who comes to invest in or own a
share of the Removador name will not only find some of the coldest
music they ain't never heard, they will be provided with a richness of
living, and sharply increasing aural dividends for years to come.
Removador Recordings and Solutions- some of the coldest music you
ain't never heard!"

And the snozzberries taste like snozzberries too... I bet.

The Mighty Boosh Album

Here's Noel Fielding, Julian Barratt and Rich Fulcher in either a recording or rehearsal studio:

Thanks to thevelvetonion for the video

BP Fallon and Jack White

Here's the latest video from the Third Man Blue 7" series. It's BP Fallon "I Believe In Elvis Presley" which was produced by Jack White.

The video was directed by Shimmy Marcus.

Speaking of Jack White - here's a new interview he did with Rolling Stone where he speaks of his admiration for Jay Z, a solo album, and more...right chere

MP3 The Knife

The Knife “Colouring Of Pigeons” is available as a free download here.

Ortolan To Release Debut Album

Sisters Stephanie (16), Brianna (18), Lara (20), and sister-in-law Jill (23) join together like Wondertwins activating to create the music of Ortolan. Their debut album will be released by Sounds Familyre Records on March 9.

Time On A String track listing:

01. Anything
02. Be So Bold
03. Changes
04. Gaze
05. Insist For More
06. Just Like Me
07. Ludwig
08. Mirror Image
09. Opposites
10. Sleep, Sleep, Sleep
11. Sticky Situation

Thanks to youtube user DalaneTidende for posting.

Tour Dates
03.07 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu *
03.08 – Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory *
03.10 – Baltimore, MD @ the Ottobar *
03.11 – Chapel Hill, NC @ the Local 506 *
03.12 – Athens, GA @ the 40 Watt *
03.13 – Orlando, FL @ Stardust *
03.15 – Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downuder *
03.17 – Austin, TX @ SXSW *
03.18 – Austin, TX @ SXSW *
03.19 – Denton, TX @ Hailey's *
03.20 – Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone *
* All shows with D

MP3 Bridges & Blinking Lights "Undercover"

Bridges & Blinking Lights will release a new album, Heroes, Guns and Snakes on March 2.
Click here to download the first single "Undercover."

Track list for Heroes, Guns and Snakes
01. Undercover
02. Home free
03. Solo American
04. The Cause
05. Consuela
06. Deathbed
07. Soft Erode
08. Heroes, Guns & Snakes
09. The Last March
10. Sister of Snakes
11. Great Unknown

Texas Tour:
01.16.10 - Ft. Worth, TX - The Moon
01.28.10 - Dallas, TX - Trees
01.31.10 - Denton, TX - Hailey's
02.27.10 - Dallas, TX - Doublewide (CD Release Show)
03.04.10 - Denton, TX - Silverleaf (CD Release Show)

Live @ Lola's Saloon in Texas

Thanks to youtube user hayeser04 for posting.

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings Announce New Album

Attention lovers of real deal soul music:
The new album I Learned the Hard Way by Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings will be available May 4.

Track list:
1. The Game Gets Old
2. I Learned The Hard Way
3. Better Things
4. Give It Back
5. Money
6. The Reason
7. Window Shopping
8. She Ain't A Child No More
9. I'll Still Be True
10. Without A Heart
11. If You Call
12. Mama Don't Like My Man

MP3 Basia Bulat

Click here to download "Go On" by Basia Bulat. The single is the first release from the album Heart of My Own, which will be available January 26th
on Rough Trade Records.

News From Deerhoof

Courtesy of KRS and Greg Saunier:

“Deerhoof was supposed to a West Coast tour with Cornelius last year but when our main show in Mexico City got canned due to H1N1, we never got the chance. Finally last month Satomi and I met members of Cornelius in Tokyo and they said 'sorry'. The Plastic Ono Band had just played and they were in it, along with Yuka Honda (of Cibo Matto), Sean Lennon and Yoko Ono.

Ono's music to me is very close to total purity. She seems to have no content in her songs and no plan in her performance. She just reacts to the situation, reflects the feeling in the room. It takes nerves of steel to do what she does. I'm never moved by any kind of music in the same way I am moved by traditional folk musics, but Yoko Ono is an exception.

Sean Lennon has supported Deerhoof for a long time. He told me he saw us at Coachella but I was too distracted at the time because Danny DeVito was standing right next to the stage the whole time we were playing. I loved his movie DEATH TO SMOOCHY so I was nervous - my old high school friend Ed Norton played a character that totally reminded me of Daniel Smith, a Deerhoof hero. Anyway, Sean's new band GAOSTT is amazing, their songs go in totally unpredictable directions, like if The Shins decided to get even more complicated in their songwriting instead of James Mercer going the simplification route i.e. Broken Bells."

Deerhoof will open for Yoko Ono at the Fox Theater in Oakland on February 23.

Kill Rock Stars Itunes Sampler Available Now

20 KRS tunes for only $7.99 - such a deal.

To order the Kill Rock Stars Itunes sampler click here.

Angeles Elliott Smith
Now We Can See The Thermals
Standing In the Way of Control Gossip
When We Swam Thao
Oh! Sleater-Kinney
Love Is Sold Panther
Corpse Pose Unwound
What Should We Do With Your Body? (The Lightning) The Paper Chase
Bishop, CA Xiu Xiu
Believe E.S.P. Deerhoof
Transformer Marnie Stern
I Love You, Ono Stereo Total
Ain't You Liliput
Rebel Girl Bikini Kill
Die Bratmobile
The Kids At the Club Comet Gain
Allison and the Ancient Eyes The Shaky Hands
Military Wives The Decemberists
Curs In the Weeds Horse Feathers
Hiding Behind the Moon Jeff Hanson

MP3 Quasi "Repulsion"

Click here to download "Repulsion" from the upcoming Quasi album American Gong.

02/14 - Tokyo, Japan @ Shibuya O-NEST - w/ moools
02/16 - Nagoya, Japan @ Yokuzo - w/ moools
02/17 - Kyoto, Japan @ UrBANGUILD - w/ Ryo Hamamoto
02/18 - Matsumoto, Japan @ ALECX - w/ moools, Ogre You Asshole
02/19 - Tokyo, Japan @ Shibuya O-NEST - w/ moools, Ogre You Asshole
03/09 - Arcata, CA @ The Depot @ Humboldt State - w/ Explode Into Colors
03/10 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent - w/ Explode Into Colors
03/11 - Visalia, CA @ The Cellar Door - w/ Explode Into Colors
03/12 - Los Angeles, CA @ Spaceland - w/ Explode Into Colors
03/13 - Costa Mesa, CA @ Detroit Bar - w/ Explode Into Colors
03/14 - San Diego, CA @ Casbah - w/ Explode Into Colors
03/15 - Tucson, AZ @ Plush - w/ Explode Into Colors
03/21 - Norman, OK @ The Opolis - w/ Explode Into Colors
03/22 - Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar - w/ Explode Into Colors
03/23 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge - w/ Explode Into Colors
03/25 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge - w/ Explode Into Colors
03/26 - Boise, ID @ Neurolux - w/ Explode Into Colors

QUASI American Gong CD $13/LP w/ digital download $12 All pre-orders come with a free DVD of their New Year's Eve show - all Who covers.

Rounder 40th Anniversary Concert Album and DVD

Rounder will release Rounder Records’ 40th Anniversary Concert on March 2. The album is from a concert recorded at The Grand Ole Opry in October of 2009.

The concert film will run on PBS in March, and the DVD will be available in May.

Album tracks:
1. Cold Dark River – Minnie Driver
2. Beloved – Minnie Driver
3. Outside People – Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Chas
4. Think About the Good Times – Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Chas
5. Rich Woman – Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
6. River Is Waiting – Irma Thomas
7. Don’t Mess With My Man – Irma Thomas
8. Don’t Wait Too Long – Madeleine Peyroux
9. Dance Me to the End of Love – Madeleine Peyroux
10. Restless – Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas
11. Gravity – Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas
12. Pitkin County Turn Around – Steve Martin
13. Saga of the Old West – Steve Martin
14. Keys to the Kingdom – Bela Fleck
15. Another Morning – Bela Fleck
16. Why Shouldn’t We – Mary Chapin Carpenter
17. He Thinks He’ll Keep Her – Mary Chapin Carpenter
18. Medley: Angeles Watching Over Me/ I’ll Fly Away/ Down by the Riverside

MP3 "Gray Death" by Xiu Xiu / Tour Dates

To download the first single "Gray Death" from the upcoming Xiu Xiu album Dear God, I Hate Myself click here. The album will be available February 15.

**Pre-order** CD $13/LP w/ digital download $12
here. Each CD/LP comes with one of twelve stickers designed by J. Morrison, but pre-orders come with the complete set of 12 stickers free!

U.S. Tour dates: March 2010 6 - Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn - w/ Noveller 7 - Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree - w/ Noveller 10 - Norman, OK @ Opolis Productions - w/ Noveller 11 - Dallas, TX @ The Cavern - w/ Noveller 12 - Houston, TX @ The Studio @ Warehouse Live - w/ Noveller 13 - Austin, TX @ Red 7 - w/ Noveller 16 - Tucson, AZ @ Solar Culture - w/ Noveller, Extra Life 17 - San Diego, CA @ The Casbah - w/ Noveller, tUnE-yArDs 18 - Los Angeles, CA @ Echo - w/ Noveller, tUnE-yArDs 19 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Crepe Place - w/ Noveller, tUnE-yArDs 20 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill - w/ Noveller, tUnE-yArDs 23 - Olympia, WA @ Northern - w/ tUnE-yArDs 24 - Portland, OR @ Holocene - w/ tUnE-yArDs 25 - Boise, ID @ Neurolux - w/ tUnE-yArDs, Scout Niblett 26 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge - w/ tUnE-yArDs, Talk Normal 27 - Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive - w/ tUnE-yArDs, Talk Normal 29 - Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Saloon - w/ tUnE-yArDs, Talk Normal 30 - St Louis, MO @ Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center - w/ tUnE-yArDs, Talk Normal 31 - Iowa City, IA @ The Picador - w/ tUnE-yArDs, Talk Normal April 2010 1 - Northfield, MN @ The Cave @ Carleton College - w/ tUnE-yArDs, Talk Normal 2 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry - w/ tUnE-yArDs, Talk Normal 3 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall - w/ tUnE-yArDs, Talk Normal, Zola Jesus 5 - Oberlin, OH @ The Dionysus Discotheque - w/ tUnE-yArDs, Talk Normal 7 - Cleveland, OH @ The Spot - w/ tUnE-yArDs, Talk Normal 8 - Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place - w/ tUnE-yArDs 9 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom - w/ tUnE-yArDs, Zola Jesus 10 - Cambridge, MA @ Middle East downstairs - w/ tUnE-yArDs 13 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church - w/ tUnE-yArDs 14 - Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel - w/ tUnE-yArDs 16 - Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 - w/ tUnE-yArDs 17 - Detroit, MI @ Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit