Sunday, February 28, 2010

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Doves To Release Best Of Compilation

The Places Between: The Best of Doves will be released April 6. The album features a msattering of their "best" recordings, as well as b-sides and rarities.

DISC ONE – The Best Of

1. There Goes The Fear
2. Black and White Town
3. Snowden
4. Here It Comes
5. Words
6. Kingdom Of Rust
7. Sea Song
8. Pounding
9. 10:03
10. Catch The Sun
11. Jetstream
12. The Man Who Told Everything (Summer Version)
13. Andalucia
14. Caught By The River
15. The Cedar Room

DISC TWO – Rarities, B sides and alternate versions

1. Blue Water
2. Eleven Miles Out
3. Rise
4. Darker
5. Push Me On
6. Willow's Song (Bury Version)
7. Valley
8. Northenden
9. M62 Song
10. Drifter
11. Friday's Dust (Capitol Tower Session)
12. Almost Forgot Myself (Demo)
13. Your Shadow Lay Across My Life
14. The Last Son
15. The Sulphur Man
16. At The Tower (Instrumental Edit)
17. Reprise
18. Ambition
19. Firesuite (Noise Version)

DISC THREE (DVD) features the videos for:

The Cedar Room
Sea Song
Here It Comes
Catch The Sun
Man Who Told Everything
There Goes The Fear
Caught By The River
Black and White Town (directors Cut)
Snowden (Live Edit)
Sky Starts falling
Kingdom Of Rust
Winter Hill

Wednesday 13

Who dredged up this old abominable '80s hair metal and decided to recycle it as "Goth" or "Horror Metal"? This band did - Wednesday 13.
Just terrible.

One eskimO

One eskimO are making their US television debut March 18th on The Ellen Degeneres Show.

One eskimO Live Dates

2/25: Minneapolis, MN @ KTCZ Oake
On The Ice Concert Series
3/04: Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre *
3/05: Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre *
3/06: Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Café *
3/08: Denver, CO @ Odgen Theatre *
3/09: Aspen, CO @ Belly Up Tavern *
3/14: Seattle, WA @ Crocodile Café *
3/18: San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music *
4/18 Indio, CA @ Coachella Festival


Solex vs. Cristina Martinez + Jon Spencer

The hottest couple in rocknroll Jon Spencer and Cristina Martinez (Boss Hog) have joined forces Dutch electronic artist Elisabeth Esselink (aka Solexwith) to release Amsterdam Throwdown, King Street Showdown! on
Bronze Rat Records, May 18.

Charles Nelson Reilly

Totally Robotic

Liquid Sky

Desperate Teenage Lovedolls

Desperate Teenage Lovedolls by Dave Markey

and the sequel Lovedolls Superstar

De-Evolution Market Research / Devo Inc.

Participate in market research you spuds. Take the Devo color study: here. I'm blue.

And get a free download of the Devo single "Fresh" here.

1) Be like your ancestors or be different. It doesn't matter.
2) Lay a million eggs or give birth to one.
3) Wear gaudy colors or avoid display. It's all the same.
4) The fittest shall survive yet the unfit may live.
5) We Must Repeat

Sub Pop Signs CocoRosie

Click here to read all about it.

Hot Tub TIme Machine Soundtrack

The film soundtrack for Hot Tub Time Machine will be available via Rhino March 23.

1. “Louder Than A Bomb (Back Into Time)” – Public Enemy
2. “Perfect Way” – Scritti Politti
3. “The Safety Dance” – Men Without Hats
4. “What You Need” – INXS
5. “Modern Love” – David Bowie
6. “I Will Dare” – The Replacements
7. “Push It” – Salt ’N Pepa
8. “Bring On The Dancing Horses” – Echo And The Bunnymen
9. “Save It For Later” – The English Beat
10. “True” – Spandau Ballet
11. “Jessie’s Girl” – Craig Robinson
12. “Bizarre Love Triangle” – New Order
13. “Once In A Lifetime” – Talking Heads
14. “Home Sweet Home” – Mötley Crüe
15. “Let’s Get It Started” – Craig Robinson

The most recent trailer for Hot Tub Time

Tags: John Cusack, Rob Cordry, Crispin Glover, Chevy Chase

Losing Scarlet

Fans of Evanescence take note of this Chicago band Losing Scarlet. Their EP is available on itunes. To visit their myspace click here. Here's a video for their song "On DIsplay."

See Losing Scarlet Live:
Feb 27 2010 8:00P
Bar 3 Rockford, Illinois
Mar 9 2010 7:00P
FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT @ Penny Road Pub (All Ages) Barrington, Illinois
Mar 12 2010 10:00P
Montrose Room Rosemont, Illinois
Mar 13 2010 9:00P
The Mutiny Chicago, Illinois
Mar 18 2010 8:00P
John Barleycorn Schaumburg, Illinois
Mar 26 2010 8:00P
North Beach Downers Grove, Illinois
Apr 2 2010 9:00P
Mad Maggies Elgin, Illinois
Apr 3 2010 10:00P
Bobby Rocket’s Lyons, Wisconsin
Apr 5 2010 8:00P
Walter Payton’s Roundhouse Aurora, Illinois
Apr 24 2010 9:00P
Lake Villa Township Building - "Fair Fest" Lake Villa, Illinois
May 8 2010 8:00P
The Rock Upheaval @ Tequilla Roadhouse Alsip, Illinois
May 15 2010 8:00P
Otto’s Dekalb, Illinois
Jun 5 2010 1:00P
KC’s Cabin Spring Grove, Illinois

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Kills Live On KEXP

MIghty Boosh - The Decider

The Mighty Decider for your iPhone from

Friday, February 19, 2010

Persephone's Bees

Here's the new single and video "I Like You" by Persephone's Bees. I really like it.

You may have heard "Nice Day" which should have taken them farther...

Fred Schneider’s new project, The Superions

Fred Schneider of the B-52s has a fun new album with a band called The Superions. Just when you think to yourself "There needs to be a song about airborn pork products," The Superions deliver with “Who Threw That Ham At Me?”
Here's the video:

To download "Totally Nude Island (The Lolligags Remix)" just click here.

By the way - who threw that ham at Paula Dean?

Thursday, February 18, 2010

New Music From The Fall

The Fall will release a new album Your Future Our Clutter May 4. It will be available as a double LP, digital download, and cd.

1 – O.F.Y.C. Showcase
2 – Bury Pts. 1 + 3
3 – Mexico Wax Solvent
4 – Cowboy George
5 – Hot Cake
6 – Y.F.O.C. / Slippy Floor
7 – Chino
8 – Funnel Of Love
9 – Weather Report 2

April 24 - Studio 24, Edinburgh, UK
April 29 - Tripod, Dublin, Ireland
May 2 - Ballroom, Keele Uni, UK
May 4 - Rock City, Nottingham, UK
May 7 - Shepherds Bush Empire, London, UK
May 8 - Palace, Aldershot, UK
May 9 - Concorde 2, Brighton, UK
May 16 - ATP, Minehead, UK
May 21 - Balne Lane Working Mens Club, Wakefield, UK

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Velvet Underground at The Factory

"White Light/White Heat"



March 6-28, 2010 MCA, Chicago

Experimental music duo White/Light -- musician Matt Clark and sound engineer Jeremy Lemos -- create an interactive music installation. Two tape machines loop drone sounds and minimal electric guitar samples in the darkened gallery, while a glowing microphone entices visitors into the space which triggers a sensor that alters the sound frequencies. Twelve tracks of looped recordings are created by an analog synthesizer and a shruti box, a wooden instrument that originated in India. Clark periodically visits the gallery to create new electric guitar samples for the loops.

Acclaimed musicians -- including Steve Shelley of Sonic Youth, Disappears, Tim Kinsella of Joan of Arc, and Lucky Dragons from Los Angeles -- join White/Light for special performances throughout the duration of the exhibition, that opens on the evening of March 5, 2010 during First Fridays.

White/Light discuss their work at an Artists' Talk on Tuesday, March 9, at 6 pm, followed by a performance in the gallery. White/Light began in 2003 as a recording project with Lemos layering analog electronics, synthesizers, electric bass, and shruti box underneath Clark's electric guitar. The duo began performing live in 2004 and they have played various venues in the U.S. and Europe. They have recorded two full-length albums and are currently working on a collaborative album with Disappears and Steve Shelley.

Blur Film Trailer / No Distance Left To Run

Here's a trailer for the upcoming Blur film No Distance Left To Run.

youtube gem / Jožin z bažin - English subtitles

The dancing is amazing. It's all amazing. Thanks to youtube user novazembla for posting.

Thrill Jockey MP3 - palooza

Tortoise - Prepare Your Coffin:
click here.

Robert A.A. Lowe & Rose Lazar - Fantomoj de la Vitro Domo:
click here.

Also on Saturday, we have Chicago Underground Duo playing two sets @ The Hideout starting at 8:30pm. The show is 21+ and you can buy tickets for $10 here: click here.

Chicago Underground Duo - Spy On The Floor:
click here.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Alexisonfire On Tour

Definitely not my cuppa, but if you like mall punk....

Alexisonfire is: Dallas Green (vocalist/guitarist), Jordan Hastings (drummer), Wade Macneil (guitarist/vocalist), George Pettit (vocalist) and Chris Steele (bassist).

Alexisonfire headlining US tour with Trash Talk, Therefore I Am and La Dispute:
Apr 21 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s Down Under
Apr 22 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall
Apr 23 – Buffalo, NY @ The Town Ballroom
Apr 24 – Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar
Apr 25 – Richmond, VA @ Canal Club Downstairs Lounge
Apr 27 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Ground Control
Apr 28 – Orlando, FL @ The Social
Apr 29 – St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
Apr 30 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
May 1 – Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street Club
May 3 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
May 4 – Dallas, TX @ The Door
May 5 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
May 7 – Mesa, AZ @ The Nile
May 8 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
May 9 – West Hollywood, CA @ Troubadour
May 10 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
May 12 – Portland, OR @ Peter’s Room at Roseland Theater
May 13 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
May 14 – Boise, ID @ The Venue
May 15 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue’s Club Sound
May 16 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
May 18 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
May 19 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
May 21 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
May 22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
May 23 – Worcester, MA @ Upstairs at The Palladium

White Rabbits / Here We Go Magic Tour Dates

White Rabbits / Here We Go Magic Tour Dates
4/05: Jefferson Theater, Charlottesville, VA*
4/06: Grey Eagle, Asheville, NC*
4/07: Local 506, Chapel Hill, NC
4/08: The Earl, Atlanta, GA
4/09: The Social, Orlando, FL*
4/10: Jax Live, Jacksonville, FL*
4/11: Club Downunder, Tallahassee, FL*
4/13: Walters on Washington, Houston, TX*
4/14: The Independent, Austin, TX*
4/16: The Clubhouse, Phoenix, AZ*
4/17: Coachella Festival, Indio, CA
4/20: Urban Lounge, Salt Lake, UT*
4/21: Fox Theater, Boulder
4/23: Sandstone Amphitheater w/ Flaming Lips / Dead Weather / Minus the Bear, Kansas City, KS
4/24: High Noon Saloon, Madison, WI*
4/25: Metro, Chicago, IL*
4/26: Radio Radio, Indianapolis, IN*
4/27: Lee's Palace, Toronto, ON*
4/28: Petit Campus, Montreal*
5/01: Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA*

Groove Armada On Tour

Groove Armada U.S. TOUR DATES
03/19: San Francisco, CA @ Grand Ballroom
03/20: San Bernardino, CA @ NOS Events Center (DJ Set)
03/21: Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda Theatre
03/22: Los Angeles, CA @ KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic
03/24: New York, NY @ Webster Hall
03/26: Miami, FL @ Ultra Music Festival

MP3/ Cap'n Jazz Reissued and Reformed

File under not sure it's my my cuppa:

MP3: "Oh, Messy Life" click here

Cap'n Jazz's discography Analphabetapolothology will be released on vinyl for the first time on June 15th. The Analphabetapolothology double LP will be packaged in a deluxe gatefold album jacket with plenty of bonus material not included with the original CD release, including never before seen photos, show fliers, and new liner notes by Tim Kinsella. The band will reunite for a live show at the Bottom Lounge in Chicago on July 17th with select dates to be announced.

Thanks to youtube user itsjose for posting and sharing the video.

Cap'n Jazz
(Jade Tree)
Street Date: June 15, 2010
Format: Vinyl

Track Listing:

1. Little League
2. Oh Messy Life
3. Puddle Splashers
4. Flashpoint: Catheter
5. In the Clear
6. Yes, I Am Talking To You
7. Basils Kite
8. Bluegrassish
9. Planet Shhh
10. The Sands Have Turned Purple
11. Precious
12. Que Suerte!
13. Take On Me
14. Tokyo
15. Ooh Do I Love You
16. Hey Ma, Do I Hafta Choke On These
17. Forget Who We Are
18. Olerud
19. We Are Scientists!
20. Sea Tea
21. Troubled By Insects
22. Rocky Rococo
23. AOK
24. Sergio Valente

Bonus Downloads:

25. In the Clear
26. Soria
27. No Use For A Piano Player When You Got A Player Piano
28. Scary Kids Scaring Kids
29. Bluegrass
30. Winter Wonderland
31. Geheim
32. Easy Driver
33. Theme to 90210
34. Ooh Do I love You

The Antlers On Tour

The Antlers have announced tour dates to support their recently released album Hospice. BY the way, Hospice was initially self release, and then widely distributed by French Kiss.

US Tour Dates With Phantogram

Fri-Apr-16 - Columbus, OH - The Basement
Sat-Apr-17 - Urbana, IL - Canopy Club
Sun-Apr-18 - Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon
Tue-Apr-20 - Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theatre
Wed-Apr-21 - Iowa City, IA - The Blue Moose
Thu-Apr-22 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
Fri-Apr-23 - Ann Arbor, MI - Blind Pig
Wed-Apr-28 - San Diego, CA - Casbah
Fri-Apr-30 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
Sat-May-01 - San Francisco, CA - Independent
Mon-May-03 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
Tue-May-04 - Vancouver, BC - The Biltmore Cabaret
Wed-May-05 - Seattle, WA - Neumo's

US Dates With The National

Wed-Jun-02 - Boston, MA - House of Blues w/The National
Thu-Jun-03 - Boston, MA - House of Blues w/The National
Fri-Jun-04 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory w/The National
Sat-Jun-05 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory w/The National
Sun-Jun-06 - Washington, DC - Constitution Hall w/The National
Tue-Jun-08 - Toronto, ON - Massey Hall w/The National
Wed-Jun-09 - Toronto, ON - Massey Hall w/The National
Wed-Jun-16 - New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall w/The National

MP3/ Golden Triangle Mini Tour and SXSW Booking

To listen to and download Golden Triangle's new single "Neon Noose" MP3 click here. The album Double Jointer will be available March 2 on Hardlyart.

Golden Triangle Shows:
03.06.10 - Brooklyn, NY - Monster Island (record release party!)
03.09.10 - Columbus, OH - Cafe Bourbon Street
03.10.10 - Memphis, TN - Hi Tone
03.11.10 - New Orleans, LA - Spellcaster Lodge
03.13.10 - Monterrey, Mexico - Festival Normal
03.15.10 - Houston, TX - Mango
03.22.10 - Oklahoma City, OK - The Conservatory
03.23.10 - Lawrence, KS - Replay
03.24.10 - Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen
03.25.10 - Cleveland, OH - Now That's Class
03.26.10 - Rochester, NY - The Bug Jar
04.01.10 - New York, NY - Knitting Factory

Available soon:
Golden Triangle / Fresh & Onlys split 7" (mid-April)

Cool Video Alert: Miles Kurosky "Dog in the Burning Building" and Upstate Four

Former Beulah frontman Miles Kurosky will release The Desert of Shallow Effects March 9. Check out this cool video / song "Dog in the Burning Building."

This video is by Fran and Will Krause, who created the award-winning Upstate Four, for which Miles wrote the soundtrack.

If you're interested, or have kids who need new cartoons, here's Upstate Four.

Upstate Four 1 from Krause Brothers on Vimeo.

Upstate Four 2 from Krause Brothers on Vimeo.

Clogs Announce Select Performances

Clogs are Bryce Dessner of The National, guitar; Rachael Elliott, bassoon; Thomas Kozumplik, percussion; and Australian composer Padma Newsome, viola. Their album The Creatures in the Garden of Lady Walton will be released March 2. Special guests on the album include Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond), Sufjan Stevens, Aaron Dessner and Matt Berninger (The National).

The band has announced special limited performances:
Fri. Feb. 19 -- Minneapolis, MN @ Southern Theater
Sat. Feb. 20 -- Minneapolis, MN @ Southern Theater
Wed. Mar. 24 -- New York, NY @ Bell House w/ Ólöf Arnalds and Julianna Barwick
March 26 – 28 -- Knoxville, TN @ Big Ears Festival

MP3/ Quasi On Tour

Download "Repulsion" here

Quasi Tour Dates:

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 #
05.31 - George, WA @ Sasquatch Music Festival

* with Explode Into Colors

# with Let s Wrestle

Mods & Soul Fans Take Note: Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings on Tour

Friday, March 26 - Rutland, VT - Snoe Down Festival
Saturday, April 10 - Berlin, Germany - Astra
Tuesday, April 13 - Paris, France - Trabendo
Wednesday, April 14 - London, UK - Koko s
Thursday, April 15 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
Saturday, April 17 - Live Oak, FL - Wanee Music Festival
Thursday, April 22 - Lafayette, LA - Festival International de Louisiane
Friday, April 23 - New Orleans, LA - The Howlin Wolf
Saturday, April 24 - Oxford, MS - Double Decker Festival
Friday, April 30 - New York, NY - The Apollo Theater
Saturday, May 1 - New York, NY - The Apollo Theater
Thursday, May 6 - Richmond, VA - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Friday, May 7 - Annapolis, MD - Ram s Head Onstage
Saturday, May 8 - Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theater
Sunday, May 9 - Norfolk, VA - The NorVa
Tuesday, May 11 - Carrboro, NC - Cat s Cradle
Wednesday, May 12 - Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
Thursday, May 13 - Atlanta, GA - Center Stage Atlanta
Friday, May 14 - Nashville, TN - Cannery Ballroom
Saturday, May 15 - Nelsonville, OH - Nelsonville Music Festival
Monday, May 17 - Newport, KY - The Southgate House
Tuesday, May 18 - Detroit, MI - Majestic Theatre
Friday, May 21 - Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre
Saturday, May 22 - Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater
Sunday, May 23 - Indianapolis, IN - The Vogue
Tuesday, May 25 - Toronto, ON - The Sound Academy
Wednesday, May 26 - Montreal, QC - Le National
Thursday, May 27 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
Friday, May 28 - Hartford, CT - New England Dodge Music Center
Saturday, May 29 - Hartford, CT - New England Dodge Music Center
Sunday, June 20 - Vancouver, BC - The Commodore Ballroom
Monday, June 21 - Seattle, WA - Showbox Sodo
Tuesday, June 22 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
Friday, June 25 - San Francisco, CA - Warfield Theatre
Saturday, June 26 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
Sunday, June 27 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up Tavern

The Postelles On Tour

Following their residency at The Bowery, The Postelles are leaving for a tour:
3/11---7th Street Entry---Minneapolis, Minnesota
3/13---Outland on Liberty---Columbus, Ohio
3/15---Bowery Ballroom---New York, New York
3/16---Johnny Brenda's---Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
3/17---Rock and Roll Hotel---Washington, D.C.
3/23---Mercy Lounge---Nashville, Tennessee
3/24---Drunken Unicorn---Atlanta, Georgia
3/25---Cafe 11---St. Augustine, Florida
3/26---Club Downunder---Tallahassee, Florida
3/27---Bottletree---Birmingham, Alabama
3/29---Thirsty Hippo---Hattiesburg, Mississippi
3/30---Spanish Moon---Baton Rouge, Louisiana
4/01---Warehouse Live---Houston, Texas
4/02---Emo's Alternative Lounge---Austin, Texas
4/03---The Loft---Dallas, Texas
4/06---Larimer Lounge---Denver, Colorado
4/08---The Neurolux---Boise, Idaho
4/10----Wonder Ballroom---Portland, Oregon

***March 18th-21st---SXSW Music Conference in Austin, TX***
***More Tour Dates to come***

When You're Strange: A FIlm About the Doors

Unedited Press Release:

Directed by Tom DiCillo and Narrated by Johnny Depp

Feature Length Documentary Tells The Legendary Quartet’s Story—
A Previously Unseen View Of The Band At Work And Play,
Comprised Entirely Of Archival Footage

The Film’s Soundtrack Arrives March 30 From Rhino
And Includes Both Studio And Live Versions Of Classic Tracks

LOS ANGELES – Rhino Entertainment announced today that, following a prestigious festival run, WHEN YOU’RE STRANGE: A FILM ABOUT THE DOORS will receive a theatrical release in select markets on Friday, April 9. The crowd-pleasing documentary has been featured at the Sundance, Berlin, Deauville and San Sebastian Film Festivals and most recently played to sold-out shows at the Santa Barbara Film Festival.

Produced by Wolf Films/Strange Pictures, in association with Rhino Entertainment, and released by Abramorama, the 90-minute film is the first feature documentary about The Doors.

“They say if you remember the ‘60s you weren’t there,” said producer Dick Wolf. “I can state definitively that one of the things I do remember is buying THE DOORS first album the day it came out and then listening to it about ten or twelve times in a row. Both sides. Every song. I’ve been a fan ever since. This movie is the story of the band but it is also an insight into a moment in time that will never be repeated.”

WHEN YOU’RE STRANGE uncovers historic and previously unseen footage of the illustrious rock quartet and provides new insight into the revolutionary impact of its music and legacy. Directed by award-winning writer/director Tom DiCillo and narrated by Johnny Depp, the film is a riveting account of the band’s history.

Said Depp, “Watching the hypnotic, hitherto unreleased footage of Jim, John, Ray and Robby, I felt like I experienced it all through their eyes. As a rock n’ roll documentary, or any kind of documentary for that matter, it simply doesn’t get any better than this. What an honor to have been involved. I am as proud of this as anything I have ever done.”

The film reveals an intimate perspective on the creative chemistry between drummer John Densmore, guitarist Robby Krieger, keyboardist Ray Manzarek and singer Jim Morrison -- four brilliant artists who made The Doors one of America’s most iconic and influential rock bands. Using footage shot between the band’s 1965 formation and Morrison’s 1971 death, WHEN YOU’RE STRANGE follows the band from the corridors of UCLA’s film school, where Manzarek and Morrison met, to the stages of sold-out arenas.

Shortly before the film’s theatrical release, its soundtrack will be available March 30 and features 13-songs chronicling The Doors’ six landmark albums with studio versions of classic tracks mixed with legendary live cuts including performances from The Ed Sullivan Show and The Isle Of Wight Festival.

The film is produced by Wolf Films/Strange Pictures, in association with Rhino Entertainment, and released by Abramorama. Additional credits for WHEN YOU’RE STRANGE include producers Dick Wolf, John Beug, Jeff Jampol, and Peter Jankowski. The film is written and directed by Tom DiCillo (“Johnny Suede,” “Living in Oblivion”). Narrated by Johnny Depp.

Pet Shop Boys Pandemonium

Pet Shop Boys Pandemonium CD/DVD package will be released March 23 and includes London’s O2 Arena performance.

Also includes:
‘My girl’ and ‘It doesn’t often snow at Christmas’ (Live at the O2)
‘Love etc.’ music video
‘Did you see me coming?’ music video
‘All over the world’ music video
Complete 2009 BRITs awards performance featuring Lady Gaga and Brandon Flowers.
Audio commentary by Pet Shop Boys and stage designer Es Devlin.
The CD includes 17 songs from the show which have been mixed by Stuart Price. These audio tracks will also be available to purchase separately as a download.

CD/download tracklisting:
1 More than a dream ⁄ Heart
2 Did you see me coming?
3 Pandemonium ⁄ Can you forgive her?
4 Love etc.
5 Go west
6 Two divided by zero
7 Why don’t we live together?
8 New York City boy
9 Always on my mind
10 Closer to Heaven ⁄ Left to my own devices
11 Do I have to?
12 King’s Cross
13 Suburbia
14 Se a vida é ⁄ Discoteca ⁄ Domino dancing ⁄ Viva la vida
15 It’s a sin
16 Being boring
17 West End girls

Monday, February 15, 2010

New Geneva Jacuzzi

I can report with much excitement that there will be a new vinyl and 8 track (yes, I said 8 track,) release by Geneva Jacuzzi*. The album Lamaze will be released by Vinyl International March 9. Also be on the lookout for a Geneva Jacuzzi spread in Italian Vogue that is slated for March.

"Love Caboose" will be included on the new album.

The tracklisting for Lamaze:

Clothes On the Bed
Nonsense Nosense
Love Caboose
Future Past
Runaway DNA
Greek Ambassador
Relay Racer
Do I Sad?
Love Stories
Group Dynamic
Bad Moods
Sand Trap
Gray Wave City
Zombie Shark

Visit for more information and to purchase music by other fine electronic artists.
*a.k.a. Geneva Garvin

R.I.P. Doug Fieger / The Knack

Doug Fieger the lead singer of The Knack who sang the power pop hit "My Sharona" (and lesser known but equally great "Good Girls Don't,") passed away yesterday evening at the age of 57. In 2006 Fieger underwent surgery to remove brain tumors and had recently been battling cancer. R.I.P. and thanks for the music.

"My Sharona"

Pop music doesn't get much better: "Good Girls Don't"

Sunday, February 14, 2010

New Joseph Arthur Video

"Love Never Asks You To Lie"

Joseph Arthur Tour Dates:
February 19, 2010
City Winery
New York, NY

February 20, 2010
Tin Angel
Philadelphia, PA

February 25, 2010
Watercolor Cafe
Larchmont, NY

February 26, 2010
City Winery
New York, NY

February 27, 2010
Tin Angel
Philadelphia, PA

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Send a Musical Valentine Courtesy of Uniform Motion

Uniform Motion whose second album Life was just released, have designed a musical customizable greeting card for your Valentine / holiday needs. Check it out!

This is a uniform motion flash animation. You need the Flash Player to see it.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

MP3 / The Constellations

The Constellations have signed on to play Bonnaroo in support of their new album Southern Gothic which will be released June 8. Additionally they will play SXSW and do a residency in London March 1-5.

I'm not conviced by all of what I've heard, but I like the single. Visit their website to download the trippy and catchy single "Setback".

Feb 11 2010 8:00P
Live Wire Music Hall Savannah, Georgia
Mar 1 2010 8:00P
Barfly London
Mar 2 2010 8:00P
The Flowerpot London
Mar 3 2010 8:00P
Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen London
Mar 4 2010 8:00P
Hoxton Underbelly London
Mar 5 2010 8:00P
Club NME @ KOKO London
Mar 10 2010 8:00P
Mad Planet MIlwaukee, Wisconsin
Mar 11 2010 8:00P
7th St. Entry w/Hockey Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mar 12 2010 8:00P
Lincoln Hall w/Hockey Chicago, Illinois
Mar 13 2010 8:00P
Outland on Liberty w/Hockey Columbus, Ohio
Mar 15 2010 8:00P
Bowery Ballroom w/Hockey New York, New York
Mar 16 2010 8:00P
Johnny Brenda’s w/Hockey Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Mar 17 2010 8:00P
Rock and Roll Hotel w/Hockey Washington D.C., Washington DC
Mar 18 2010 8:00P
SXSW Austin, Texas
Mar 19 2010 8:00P
SXSW Austin, Texas
Mar 20 2010 8:00P
SXSW Austin, Texas
Mar 21 2010 8:00P
SXSW Austin, Texas
Mar 22 2010 8:00P
Local 506 w/Hockey Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Mar 23 2010 8:00P
Mercy Lounge w/Hockey Nashville, Tennessee
Mar 24 2010 8:00P
Drunken Unicorn w/Hockey Atlanta, Georgia
Mar 25 2010 8:00P
Cafe 11 w/Hockey St. Augustine, Florida
Mar 26 2010 8:00P
Club Downunder w/Hockey Tallahassee, Florida
Mar 27 2010 8:00P
Bottle Tree w/Hockey Birmingham, Alabama
Mar 29 2010 8:00P
Thirsty Hippo w/Hockey Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Mar 30 2010 8:00P
Spanish Moon w/Hockey Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Apr 1 2010 8:00P
Warehouse Live w/Hockey Houston, Texas
Apr 2 2010 8:00P
Emos w/Hockey Austin, Texas
Apr 3 2010 8:00P
The Loft w/Hockey Dallas, Texas
Apr 6 2010 8:00P
Larimer Lounge w/Hockey Denver, Colorado
Apr 7 2010 8:00P
Kilby Court w/Hockey Salt Lake City, Utah
Apr 10 2010 8:00P
Wonder Ballroom w/Hockey Portland, Oregon

The Walkmen Sign To Fat Possum Records

The Walkmen have signed to Fat Possum Records and are currently in the studio with Chris Zane working on new material. They will perform at MOMA's Opening Night Armory Show benefit on March 3rd. They have also signed on to appear at NPR's South By Southwest Showcase March 17th at Stubbs.

RXBandits Tour Dates / Sign On For Coachella

File under: Not my cuppa, and I hate the name too

RXBandits have announced tour dates and a plan to perform one of three albums (The Resignation, And The Battle Begun and Mandala) respectively, in their entirety at three shows in New York City on March 25th, 26th and 27th.

RXBandits - Australia / Soundwave Festival

02/20 Brisbane, AU @ RNA Showgrounds
02/21 Sydney, AU @ Eastern Creek Raceway
02/23 Randwick, AU @ UNSW Roundhouse *
02/25 Melbourne, AU @ Palace Theater *
02/26 Melbourne, AU @ Royal Melbourne Showgrounds
02/27 Adelaide, AU @ Bonython Park Oval
03/01 Perth, AU @ Bassendean Oval
* Side Shows w/ Jimmy Eat World, Sunny Day Real Estate, Motion City Soundtrack, Glassjaw

RXBandits / The Builders And The Butchers / Zechs Marquise

03/09 Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
03/10 Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
03/12 Dallas, TX @ Granada Theatre
03/13 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
03/14 Austin, TX @ Emo's
03/16 New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
03/18 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
03/19 Orlando, FL @ The Social
03/20 Orlando, FL @ The Social
03/21 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
03/23 Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
03/24 Washington D.C. @ Rock and Roll Hotel
03/25 New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre (playing The Resignation)
03/26 New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre (playing And The Battle Begun)
03/27 New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre (playing Mandala)
03/28 Philadelphia, PA @ The TLA
03/29 New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place
03/30 Allston, MA @ Harper's Ferry *
03/31 Allston, MA @ Harper's Ferry
04/01 Montreal, QC @ Underworld
04/02 Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club
04/03 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
04/04 Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
04/05 Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
04/06 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
04/08 Denver, CO @ The Marquis Theatre
04/09 Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
04/10 Boise, ID @ The Venue
04/11 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
04/12 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
04/14 Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
04/15 San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
04/23 Pomona, CA @ The Glass House *

* Without The Builders And The Butchers

Broken Social Scene and a Cavalcade of Guests

Broken Social Scene are set to release a new album May 4, but they still haven't revealed the title. But sources reveal it's chock full of special guests including:
The Sea and Cake's Sam Prekop, Tortoise's Doug McCombs, Pavement's Spiral Stairs, Poi Dog Pondering's Susan Bells, Helen Money's Alison Chesley and The Weakerthans' Jason Tait, Amy Millan and Evan Cranley of Stars, Emily Haines and Jimmy Shaw of Metric, and more. Phew.

The album was co-produced by BSS and John McEntire (Tortoise) at Soma Studios in Chicago, and in Toronto studios Giant Studio and The Schvitz Studio.

Broken Social Scene On Tour:
Saturday May 1st, 2010 San Francisco , CA The Fillmore
Monday May 3rd, 2010 Los Angeles , CA Henry Fonda Theatre
Friday May 7th, 2010 New York , NY Webster Hall
Thursday May 13th, 2010 London , UK Brixton Academy
Friday May 14th, 2010 Minehead @ Butlins , UK All Tomorrow's Parties
Saturday May 15th, 2010 Brighton , UK The Great Escape
Monday May 17th, 2010 London , UK Heaven
Tuesday May 18th, 2010 Amsterdam , Netherlands Melkweg
Wednesday May 19th, 2010 Cologne , Germany Burgerhaus Stollwerck
Friday May 21st, 2010 Paris , France La Maroquinerie
Sunday May 23rd, 2010 Linz , AUT LinzFest
Saturday June 19th, 2010 Toronto , ON Olympic Island

MP3 / Bear In Heaven North American and European Tour Dates

Bear in Heaven are about to embark upon a tour in support of their new album Beast Rest Forth Mouth. Here are two free downloads for the songs "Lovesick Teenagers" click here
and "Wholehearted Mess" click here
02.19 • Glasslands Gallery • Brooklyn, NY
02.26 • The Space • Hamden, CT
03.05 • Johnny Brenda's • Philadelphia, PA
03.06 • Rock N Roll Hotel • Washington, DC
03.07 • Local 506 • Chapel Hill, NC
03.08 • Broadways • Asheville, NC
03.09 • The End • Nashville, TN
03.10 • Pilot Light • Knoxville, TN
03.11 • The Earl • Atlanta, GA
03.12 • Harvest of Hope Fest • Elkton, FL
03.13 • Will's Pub • Orlando, FL
03.14 • The Engine Room • Tallahassee, FL
03.15 • Spanish Moon • Baton Rouge, LA
03.16 • Mango's • Houston, TX
03.17 • SXSW TBA • Austin, TX
03.18 • Hometapes SXSW Showcase @ Mohawk • Austin, TX
03.19 • SXSW TBA • Austin, TX
03.20 • Hometapes Friend Island • Austin, TX
03.22 • Rhythm Room • Phoenix, AZ
03.23 • Casbah • San Diego, CA
03.24 • The Echo • Los Angeles, CA
03.25 • Bottom of the Hill • San Francisco, CA
03.27 • Berbati's Pan • Portland, OR
03.28 • The Crocodile • Seattle, WA
03.29 • The Biltmore Cabaret • Vancouver, BC
03.31 • Kilby Court • Salt Lake City, UT
04.01 • Hi Dive • Denver, Co
04.02 • Replay Lounge • Lawrence, KS
04.03 • Turf Club • St. Paul, MN
04.04 • Schubas • Chicago, IL
04.05 • The Blind Pig • Ann Arbor, MI
04.06 • El Mocambo • Toronto, ON
04.07 • Il Motore • Montreal, QC
04.08 • Middle East Downstairs • Cambridge, MA
04.09 • Music Hall of Williamsburg • Brooklyn, NY
04.15 • Razmataz 3 • Barcelona
04.16 • Moby Dick • Madrid
04.18 • Teatre LLoseta • Mallorca
04.20 • The Lexington • London
04.21 • Freebutt • Brighton
04.22 • The Deaf Institute • Manchester
04.23 • Captain’s Rest • Glasgow
04.24 • Sneaky Pete’s • Edinburgh
04.25 • Brudenell Social Club • Leeds
04.26 • Windmill Brixton • London
04.27 • Point FMR • Paris
04.28 • Cave Aux Poetes • Roubaix
04.29 • Vera • Groningen
04.30 • Pop Revo Festival • Aarhus
05.01 • Bergenfest • Bergen
05.02 • Bang Bang Club • Berlin
05.04 • Molotow • Hamburg
05.05 • Debaser • Malmo
05.06 • Jazz Huset • Goteborg
05.07 • Hornstull Strand • Stockholm
05.08 • Loppen • Copenhagen
05.10 • Paradiso • Amsterdam
05.11 • Trix • Antwerpen
05.13 • Merleyn • Nijmegen

Tracklist for Beast Rest Forth Mouth:
01 - Beast in Peace
02 - Wholehearted Mess
03 - You Do You
04 - Lovesick Teenagers
05 - Ultimate Satisfaction
06 - Dust Cloud
07 - Drug a Wheel
08 - Deafening Love
09 - Fake Out
10 - Casual Goodbye


The new MGMT album Congratulations will be released April 13. Jennifer Herrema (Royal Trux) contributes vocals on one track.

“It’s Working”
“Song for Dan Treacy”
“Someone’s Missing”
“Flash Delirium”
“I Found a Whistle”
“Siberian Breaks”
“Brian Eno”
“Lady Dada’s Nightmare”

Arctic Monkeys Announce U.S. Tour

Arctic Monkeys have announced tour dates for April. All dates feature support by Sleepy Sun.

1st April Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie, Miami Beach, Florida
2nd April The Ritz, Tampa, Florida
3rd April Hard Rock Live, Orlando, Florida
5th April 40 Watt Club, Athens, Georgia
6th April Disco Rodeo, Raleigh, North Carolina
7th April Rams Head Live, Baltimore, Maryland
9th April Madison Theatre, Covington, Kentucky
11th April The Pageant, St. Louis, Missouri
12th April Liberty Hall, Lawrence, Kansas
13th April Cain's Ballroom, Tulsa, Oklahoma
15th April The Marquee, Tempe, Arizona

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Sia Plots Tour to Support New Album We Are Born

Sia has announced North American and European tour dates in support of her upcoming album We Are Born. The official word on the release date remains "Spring."

Wonder Ballroom
The Regency Ballroom
House of Blues
The Marquee
Gothic Theatre
Fine Line
Vic Theatre
St. Andrews
Club Soda
House of Blues
9:30 Club
Rams Head
Terminal 5

And abroad:
May 12 2010 8:00P
Falkoner Theatre Copenhagen
May 15 2010 8:00P
L’Aéronef Lille
May 16 2010 8:00P
Ancienne Belgique Brussels
May 17 2010 8:00P
MCV Utrecht
May 18 2010 8:00P
Olympia Paris
May 20 2010 8:00P
Astra Berlin
May 21 2010 8:00P
Große Freiheit 36 Hamburg
May 23 2010 8:00P
Muffathalle Munich
May 24 2010 8:00P
Theaterhaus Stuttgart
May 25 2010 8:00P
Gloria Cologne
May 27 2010 8:00P
Roundhouse London

Robots In Disguise Ask Fans For Help With Their New Album

I'm really picky about what electronic music I enjoy, but I really like Robots In Disguise. Plus I always like to help promote worthy female bands. So if you haven't given them a chance - I've posted some videos for you to view (lubricated for your pleasure). They're working on a new album and ask for your alms.

A message from the band:
"Since we are desperate for cash now and since the evil Music Biz won’t give us any we are prostituting ourselves to you and letting you get up close and personal as we go back into the studio to finish up our 4th album. Pledge have suggested a variety of ways that you can get involved, from signed exclusive merchandise to us coming to your house to rock your parties.. short of illegal or immoral it’s all here! So get your coins out and throw them in the magical Robots In Disguise wishing well!!! Not only will we make our best ever record for your listening pleasure,but part of the proceeds will go to benefit the Alzheimers Society (

We love you Robot Patrol!

Les Robottes"

You can help them out with your shiny pennies if you clickenzy here.

And if it gets you to listen to the music, yeah that's Noel Fielding at the beginning.
And here in the video below, and other places I can't be bothered to list.

New Dead Weather Tour Dates /Bonnaroo line-up 2010

The Dead Weather have been added to Bonnaroo on Saturday, June 12th. They have also San Francisco date at The Fillmoreon April 16th.

So for those keeping score at home, the tour dates are:
04.15.2010 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
04.16.2010 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
04.17.2010 Indio, CA Coachella Valley Music and Arts
04.18.2010 Las Vegas, NV The Pearl Concert Theater
04.20.2010 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater
04.22.2010 Tulsa, OK Cain's Ballroom
04.24.2010 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
04.26.2010 Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues
04.27.2010 Birmingham, AL WorkPlay Soundstage
04.28.2010 Memphis, TN Minglewood Hall
04.30.2010 Austin, TX Stubb's Waller Creek Ampitheater
05.01.2010 Houston TX House of Blues
06.12.2010 Bonnaroo

Bonnaroo Artists:
The Avett Brothers
The Flaming Lips with Stardeath and White Dwarfs perform “Dark Side of the Moon”
Medeski Martin and Wood
John Fogerty
Cross Canadian Ragweed
Ingrid Michaelson
The xx
Regina Spektor
Mayer Hawthorne & the County
Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers
Norah Jones
Monte Montgomery
Punch Brothers
Thievery Corporation
She & Him
Jimmy Cliff
Tokyo Police Club
Kid Cudi
Dr. Dog

Apples In Non-Pythagorean Musical Scale

Robert Schneider (The Apples In Stereo) has invented a new musical scale - the Non-Pythagorean Musical Scale. (What've you done, ya slackers?) It was used on New Magnetic Wonder. It was utilised more on the new album Travellers in Space and Time, which includes "C.P.U.," the first song written with this scale. If you wish to download the scale and compose with it click here.

Apr 16 - Cosmic Charlies - Lexington, KY
Apr 17 - 123 Pleasant Street - Morgantown, WV
Apr 18 - Rock and Roll Hotel - Washington DC
Apr 20 - Johnny Brenda’s - Philadelphia, PA
Apr 21 - Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY
Apr 23 - Middle East Underground - Cambridge, MA
Apr 24 - Castaways - Ithaca, NY
Apr 25 - Bug Jar - Rochester, NY
Apr 27 - Grog Shop - Cleveland, OH
Apr 28 - The Pike Room - Pontiac, MD
Apr 30 - Lincoln Hall - Chicago, IL
May 1 - Turf Club - St. Paul, MN
May 3 - Turner Hall - Milwaukee, WI
May 4 - Billiken Club - St. Louis, MO

To read the full press release for the new Apples In Stereo album - please read a prior post here.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Pitchfork Music Festival 2010

The 2010 Pitchfork Music Festival will be held at Chicago’s Union Park July 16 – 18.

Here's what we know so Far...

Modest Mouse

LCD Soundsystem


St. Vincent
Lightning Bolt
Cass McCombs
Here We Go Magic
Sleigh Bells

Why Do You Think You Are Nuts?? Penny Magic Show

Here's a classic California public access show musical performance by Penny Pearce. I can't believe I hadn't already posted this.

B Movie Alert: The Pink Angels

I have to find this...

Speed Dating With Kristen Schaal

It's Jerry Time: Speed Dating

by Jerry & Orrin Zucker

You might recognize Kristen Schaal from Flight of the Conchords, and she does hilarious stand-up routines.

Original Stranglers Front Man Hugh Cornwell To Tour U.S.

Hugh Cornwell, the original front man for The Stranglers is touring in support of his new album Hooverdam. The album may be downloaded for free at his website. FREE! His prices are insaaaaane.

Hugh Cornwell Spring Tour:

03/24: Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
03/25: Peoria, AZ @ The Platinum Room at SKYE
03/27: Long Beach, CA @ Alex’s Bar
03/28: San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
03/30: Los Angeles, CA @ Spaceland
03/31: San Francisco, CA @ Red Devil Lounge
04/02: Vancouver, BC @ Media Club
04/03: Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
04/04: Seattle, WA @ The Tractor Tavern
04/06: Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room
04/07: Denver, CO @ Knickerbockers
04/08: Lincoln, NE @ Soiled Dove Underground
04/09: St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway
04/10: Chicago, IL @ The Abbey Pub

Postdata Self Releases Debut

Paul Murphy (Wintersleep) and his brother Michael have self released an album under the monikor Postdata. It's been getting a lot of positivecritical reaction - judge for yourself. Here's a video and MP3 of the song "Tobias Grey" performed with acoustic guitar, cello and vocals.

"Tobias Grey"

What is Postdata?

"These are my grandparents. They passed away two years ago and left me thirty or forty pieces of songs in a series of dreams, not Coleridge-esque opium dreams though unfortunately, just regular dreams. Kinda sad dreams. This is for them.

This is their daughter, my mother. I call her mom though, not mother. This is for her.

This is my father. Sometimes he feels left out. This is for you too dad.

This is my stomach.

This is me.

I started working on this record a couple of years ago at my parents' house in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia with my brother Michael.

This is Michael.

We had a little too much time on our hands. Some scotch too. We wanted to make a present for mom. She'd had a tough year. With little preparation (a laptop, no microphones, click tracks, or even tuners come to think of it), we recorded about 12 ideas and we went our separate ways.

Eight months later we found a free weekend in Halifax and tried the same thing, reworking a cluster of songs from the first session and adding four extra songs to the workload. We used the same laptop, but this time we rented actual, real microphones and we used click tracks for a few songs and tuners for the most part. We think. Maybe a little less scotch this time around.

Some of the songs turned out to be fuller and more mature after a second take, better than expected. Other songs maybe didn't quite hit the mark. But the recording as a whole, the half-finished, early conception somewhat fragmented material, seems to do something quite nice."

Hope you like it. - Paul Murphy

New Material From Titus Andronicus

Titus Andronicus will release The Monitor March 9th on XL Recordings. The Civil War themed album features guest appearances by members of The Hold Steady, Wye Oak, Vivian Girls and Ponytail. It features artwork by Nolen Strals (vocalist of Double Dagger), and was produced and engineered by Kevin McMahon (Pussy Cats by the Walkmen, Son of the Tiger by the Big Sleep, and Promises Promises by Die! Die! Die!).

What does the record sound like? Well, theres a lengthy tome written by Patrick Stickles, but my favorite part of it is "Blah blah blah Springsteen blah blah blah beer blah blah blah beard blah blah blah Shakespeare yadda yadda yadda Seinfeild blah blah blah Conor Oberst in a vat of acid blah blah blah books."

Titus Andronicus has done some regrouping and now consists of Patrick Stickles (vocals, guitar, harmonica), Ian Graetzer (bass), Amy Klein (Guitar, Violin), David Robbins (Keyboard and Guitar), and Eric Harm (drums, vocals).

The song “Four Score And Seven” clocks in at 8:39, so it's been broken into two parts for listeners with ADD.
Part One
Part Two

The band is holding a record-release show at Bowery Ballroom in NYC on March 6thalong with Parts and Labor and the Babies.

Here's a self titled track from the first album:

New Horse Feathers

Horse Feathers will release their new album Thistled Spring April 20th on Kill Rock Stars.

Here's their NPR Tiny Desk Concert.

Trivia: Horse Feathers’ first album, Words Are Dead, received a Plug Awards nomination for Americana Album of the Year in 2007, and their second, House With No Home, sold over 12,000 copies, making it one of Kill Rock Stars’ best-selling debut records ever.

Javelin Announce US Tour

Javelin @ MoMA w/anarchy in motion "Soda Popinski"

Thanks to youtube user bjornborgnine.

Javelin have announced a U.S. tour to promote their first official full length album No Mas. They will be joined by Yeasayer, (whose album debuts April 20) for their April dates.

“George was pretty damn eclectic as a kid,” says Tom Van Buskirk, referring to his bandmate/cousin George Langford. “I was more of a snob, growing up on the Beatles and classical music. Like I didn’t get into Nirvana until after MTV Unplugged came out. I’m always late to the party.” Langford spoke about their aesthetic stating, “I love making music that has flaws and human fingerprints all over it. There’s also that grey area where you can’t tell what’s a sample, although it leaves you wanting to say, ‘Hey, I did that!’” But what's their sound? Langford says "The minute I start working in one style, I get distracted and want to work on another one. We kinda gave up on finding our ’sound’ years ago.”

No Mas tracklisting

1. Vibration
2. Mossy Woodland
3.Oh! Centra
4. On It On It
5. Intervales Theme
6. We Ah Wi
7. Tell Me, What Will it Be?
8. Moscow 1980
9. The Merkin Jerk
10. C Town
11. Off My Mind
12. Susie Cues
13. Shadow Heart
14. Dep
15. Goal/Wide

Tour Dates

2/9 - Music Hall of Williamsburg - Brooklyn, NY*
2/16 - Academy 2 - Birmingham, UK*
2/17 - Oran Mor - Glasgow, UK*
2/19 - The Academy - Dublin, IE*
2/20 - Speakeasy - Belfast, NI*
2/21 - Academy 3 - Manchester, UK*
2/22 - The Faversham - Leeds, UK*
2/23 - Heaven - London, UK*
2/24 Windmill Brixton LONDON, UK (headlining)
2/25 - Thekia - Bristol, UK*
2/26 - Digital - Brighton, UK*

3/4 - E & L Auditorium - New York, NY
3/5 Trocodero Theatre w/ Man Man -PHILADELPHIA, PA
3/23 - The Jackpot Saloon - Lawrence, KS#
3/24 - Bourbon Theatre - Lincoln, NE#
3/25 - Public Space One - Iowa City, IA#
3/26 - The Bishop - Bloomington, IN
3/28 - Cafe Bourbon St - Columbus, OH
3/29 - The Cafe - Detroit, MI#
3/30 - And And And (Artspace) - Toronto, ON#
3/31 - The Friendship Cove - Montreal, QC#

Yeasayer US Tour

SUN 4/4 CARRBORO, NC Cat's Cradle*
MON 4/5 ASHEVILLE, NC Orange Peel*
TUE 4/6 ATLANTA, GA Masquerade*
WED 4/7 MEMPHIS, TN Hi Tone Café*
THU 4/8 DALLAS, TX Granada Theatre*
FRI 4/9 HOUSTON, TX House of Blues*
SAT 4/10 AUSTIN, TX The Parish*
SUN 4/11 AUSTIN, TX The Parish*
TUE 4/13 MARFA, TX Crowley Theatre*
WED 4/14 TUCSON, AZ Club Congress*
THU 4/15 PHOENIX, AZ Rhythm Room*

4/16 - La Casa Encendida - Madrid, ES

* Yeasayer
# These Are Powers

MtyMx Festival LIne Up Announced

MtyMx is an all ages art and music festival organized by Todd P & Yo Garage. It takes place in Monterrey, Mexico from March 20 - 22. The following bands have just been confirmed to play the festival: Andrew W.K., Acid Mothers Temple (JAPAN), High Places, Ratas del Vaticano (MX), Telepathe, Pictureplane, Explode Into Colors, XYX (MX), TV Ghost, Teengirl Fantasy, Chikita Violenta (MX), Tanlines, Hunx and His Punx, Lucky Dragons

List of previously confirmed bands: Dan Deacon, No Age, Neon Indian, Toro Y Moi, Washed Out, F***ed Up, Das Racist, Lemonade, Thee Oh Sees, Pocahaunted, Indian Jewelry, Male Bonding, Best Fwends, Banjo or Freakout!, DD/MM/YYYY, Small Black and Liturgy, plus Mexican bands Los Fancy Free, Los Margaritos, Quiero Club, Los Llamarada and more.

A 3-Day Festival Pass ($30 USD) can be found here.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Monday Be Alone

A blast from the past - Trio "Sunday You Need Love, Monday Be Alone"

Geneva Jacuzzi

While waiting for new music from Geneva Jacuzzi - enjoy this live video for "Space Heater."

Thanks to youtube user cosmotropia for posting.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Community College by TRS-80

This is an old track by TRS-80. The video resurfaced and there was much rejoicing.

New music is being created as I type. If you need to fill a gaping hole in your life - buy some TRS-80 cds and cover it.
clickety clickety

Duran Duran Drama Americana Trailer

Here's a short teaser for the upcoming Duran Duran documentary film Drama Americana

DEVO on Fridays

Sometimes youtube is like a treasure trove. When I first saw this, I was in 8th grade and my mind was blown.

Thanks to youtube user FurionHazard for posting.

Here's the rest if you're a spud.

I used to request this song at the roller rink.

The New Phonebooks Are Here! The New Phonebooks Are Here!

New Release Alert
Band: Everbody Was in the French Resistance... Now
Album: Fixin' The Charts

Okay, so I haven't been excited by any new music. Then I read that Eddie Argos (Art Brut) joined forces with Dyan Valdes (The Blood Arm) forming the superpmegafantastical force of nature that is Everybody Was in The French Resistance ...Now. And my nipples were aflame with delight.

The band is currently touring across the pond, but dates for the U.S. should be announced shortly (as opposed to longly). Their album Fixin' the Charts was released in the U.K. last week, and will be available here February 16.

While researching a piece I'm writing, (and pissing about on the internet,) I realized I've been a musical Rip Van Winkle. And we all know how embarrassing that can be, don't we? So in case you've also missed out on free Christmas downloads from the hilarious Argos project Glam Chops, consider this a belated Xmas gift from me to you. For information and pictures of unitards and other fashion must haves click here.
And for free Glamchops mp3 downloads click here.

Glamchops members: Eddie Argos, Mikey Georgeson, Tim Purr, Paul Guided Missile, Aric G Litter, Stephen Gilchrist and the Panthergirls

Thursday, February 4, 2010

New Black Francis Album

Black Francis will release a new album NonStopErotik MArch 30 on Cooking Vinyl.

Tracklisting :

1. Lake of Sin
2. O My Tidy Sum
3. Rabbits
4. Wheels
5. Dead Man’s Curve
6. Corrina
7. Six Legged Man
8. Wild Son
9. When I Go Down On You
10. Nonstoperotik
11. Cinema Star

And a word from the man himself...

I finally came into possession of an old guitar someone had given me at a nightclub in San Francisco awhile back; Eric Drew Feldman had been holding it for me there on Haight Street. He convinced me that it looked cool (it was black) and had been given in the spirit of benevolence. Every time I picked it up a nice chord came out and so I lovingly cleaned it with red wine in the dressing room the following night and began to write. I told the tour manager that we would drive in my Cadillac directly to a recording studio in Los Angeles (and could he book one, oh, and a rhythm section, too?) from the gig in San Luis Obispo which would put us at the studio at about 4am. It all happened according to plan and we cut the initial tracks there in the wee hours over a few days, and then moved on to an equally haunted studio in London and Eric Drew Feldman joined us there and we finished the record in St. John's Wood. Like I said the studio was haunted and I wrote many a couplet by candlelight in the studio accommodation, slept very little, and only felt the need to get the fuck out of there fast on the last night. The spirits had not ever bothered me, other than low drama moral support, but I was informed that they had heard enough and it was time to move on; plus I had a gig in Ireland.

When I was a boy the plant we boys called a fern was code for vagina, and to this day I love fern plants. In my heart the vagina is almost everything, and almost everything else could be summed up in what cock and seed have to offer; and everything else? The love of the father, dead or alive, the pain of too much pleasure, till death do us part, the voice of another song man from the other side, with or without God, Teri and the Possibilities, where ever you may be, the smell of sex in the air, seduced, slain, on my knees in prayer, sucking at the only thing that matters, my own personal Meret Oppenheim, I am Man Ray and I want you and to be all the way inside you, the cameras whirring as we put some elbow grease into the scene, the audience watching us in the dark.

Black Francis
January 2010, Central Oregon

Amanda Palmer, Jason Webley, and Evelyn Evelyn

Evelyn Evelyn - the world's only conjoined-twin singer-songwriter duo. (Amanda Palmer and Jason Webley perform and record as Evelyn Evelyn).
"Have You Seen My Sister Evelyn" free mp3 here.

There's no time for me to write up my own piece including all of the vital information - so I am posting the press releases.

Press release #1

Ladies and Gents:

We are very excited (and slightly nervous) to introduce to you two
young ladies who we believe to be one of the most talented new
songwriting duos in the music business today.

There has been a lot of speculation and hearsay about the Evelyn
twins, no doubt prompted by their unique physical condition, but we
sincerely hope that you will listen to their material and weigh it by
its own merits, which we believe to be many.

It's been a very long and often difficult road to create this record.
But throughout the past three years, the twins' sheer talent and the
bravery they've shown in undertaking such a project have kept us all

We are overjoyed to finally share their wonderful, unique songs and
story with the rest of the world, and we hope you will join us in
celebrating this amazing new record.

Amanda Palmer (The Dresden Dolls) & Jason Webley

Press release #2

Discovered and launched by punk-cabaret queen Amanda Palmer (The Dresden Dolls) and endless minstrel Jason Webley, Evelyn Evelyn is one of the most anticipated acts of 2010. After three full years in the studio, the Evelyn sisters are gearing up for a world tour in support of their debut album which hits the shelves on March 30th on Eleven Records.

Epic in scope and production, the twelve tracks on "Evelyn Evelyn" showcase the twins' uncanny talent and versatility as musicians. With a background in circus performance and a wide, bizarre range of influences, the twins compose original timeless songs full of humor, sadness, and double entendre.

Rather than being limited by their unique physical condition, the Evelyn sisters prove that two heads are indeed better than one. Audiences will marvel at the twins as they dexterously perform their original compositions on piano, guitar, ukulele, accordion and even drums.

"When I first heard their songs, I was astounded at the sheer, raw talent and super-clever songwriting," says Palmer. "But when I found out they were actually conjoined twins who had spent their lives trapped in the circus industry, I wanted to help them reach a new audience."

These songs, which could be at home in a lost Tim Burton movie or a warped sequel to the Rocky Horror Picture Show, flash seamlessly through styles, eras, and genres. With lyrics that hearken back to simpler times, the twins' vocals are reminiscent of a ghostly counterpart to the Andrews Sisters. Encompassing everything from old-school dancehall to new-school indie show tunes, their songs range from the country-tinged "You Only Want Me 'Cause You Want My Sister" to an utterly heartbreaking ukulele rendition of Joy Division's "Love Will Tear Us Apart."

Other notable tracks include a ragtime song called "Have You Seen My Sister, Evelyn?", the child-friendly "Elephant Elephant", and their commentary on the loneliness of online social networking - an anthemic 80's power ballad entitled "My Space". The latter features gang vocals recorded by many of the twins' supportive friends, including "Weird Al" Yankovic, Andrew W.K., Amanda's recent fiancé Neil Gaiman, twin comrades Tegan and Sara Quin, Gerard Way, Frances Bean Cobain and many others.

All involved parties are crossing their fingers and toes in hopes that the world will not only accept these astonishingly unique young ladies, but embrace them with warm, open arms.

"We're all just really proud of them. I think people are going to love them, and we are excited to see how the twins react to performing in a climate where people are more receptive and respectful than they were in the circus," says Webley who co-produced the sisters' album.



Lyn and Eva Neville were born in September of 1985 on a small farm in Western Kansas. The girls are Parapagus Tripus Dibrachius twins, conjoined at the side and sharing between them three legs, two arms, two hearts, three lungs, and a single liver. Orphaned when their mother died in labor, little is known about their early life until 1996 when they made their first public appearance with Dillard and Fullerton's Traveling Circus. It was here that the "Evelyn" sisters developed their love of song and performance.

Unsatisfied with the grind of circus life, at the age of nineteen the twins decided to explore a solo career. It was then that they were discovered by Amanda Palmer and Jason Webley, who heard the twins' music on MySpace. Webley and Palmer encouraged the twins and offered to help them record a proper album.

The album will be accompanied by a full US and European tour and - later this year - a graphic novel about the twins' inspiring life, illustrated by Cynthia von Buhler and published by Dark Horse Press.

Amanda Palmer and Jason Webley (along with their legion of supportive fans) will be traveling with and musically supporting the sisters on their ambitious world tour of Europe and North America.

April 12 - Boston, MA - ART Theater
April 12 - Boston, MA - ART Theater
April 17 - Glasgow, UK - Òran Mór
April 19 - Dublin, IE - The Academy
April 22 - London, UK - Koko
April 23 - London, UK - Bush Hall
April 24 - London, UK - Bush Hall
April 25 - London, UK - Bush Hall
April 27 - Paris, FR - L’Européen
April 28 - Amsterdam, NL - Melkwag
April 29 - Hamburg, DE - Kampnagel
May 01 - Berline, DE - Babylon
May 03 - Cologne, DE - Gloria
May 04 - Antwerp, BE - Arenbergschouwburg
May 16 - June 25 - Full tour of US and Canada. Dates posted soon!

Jello Biafra and Panty Raid on Chic-A-Go-Go

New TRS-80 Song

"Forever In My Heart" (Live in Hollywood)

"The Girl Who Owned A City" (Live on WNUR)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Gogol Bordello Tour Dates and Album News

The new Gogol Bordello album Transcontinental Hustle was produced by Rick Rubin and will be released in the Spring.

Fri Feb, 26 New York, NY Carnegie Hall (Tibet House benefit)
Sun Mar, 28 Fremantle, AUS West Roots Blues
Tue Mar, 30 Melbourne, AUS Billboard
Wed Mar, 31 Sydney, AUS The Metro
Fri Apr, 2 Brisbane, AUS The HiFi
Sun Apr, 4 Byron Bay, AUS Byron Bay Blues Fest
Mon Apr, 5 Byron Bay, AUS Byron Bay Blues Fest

All Casa Gogol North America dates below will include performance by DeVotchKa, Jesse Malin and St. Mark's Social, and Tres Leches Afterparty Sound Crew as support.

Sun Apr, 18 Montreal, QC Metropolis
Tue Apr, 20 Toronto, ON Sound Academy
Wed Apr, 21 Detroit, MI Royal Oak
Fri Apr, 23 Chicago, IL Congress
Sat Apr, 24 Minneapolis, MN First Ave
Sun Apr, 25 Minneapolis, MN First Ave
Wed Apr, 28 Boston, MA House of Blues
Thu Apr, 29 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live
Fri Apr, 30 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live
Sat May, 1 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory

All Casa Gogol European dates below, except festivals in bold, include performances by Matt and Kim, Mariachi El Bronx, and Tres Leches Afterparty Sound Crew as support.

** Matt and Kim NOT performing at these shows
# Announced as The Bronx (not Mariachi El Bronx)

Fri May, 7 London, UK Hammersmith Apolo #
Sat May, 8 Manchester, UK Academy
Sun May, 9 Glasgow, UK Academy
Mon May, 10 Norwich, UK UEA
Tue May, 11 Birmingham, UK Academy
Fri May, 14 Bulligny/Nancy, FR JDM Fest
Sat May, 15 Longirod, CH Longirock
Sun May, 16 Karlsruhe, GER Tollhaus
Tue May, 18 Paris, FR Elysee Montmartre
Wed May, 19 Toulouse, FR Le Bikini
Fri May, 21 Madrid, SP La Riviera**
Sat May, 22 Barcelona, SP Razzmatazz**
Mon May, 24 Bologna, IT Estragoon
Tue May, 25 Milan, IT Alcatraz
Wed May, 26 Zurich, CH Xtra
Thu May, 27 Wien, AT Gasometer **
Tue Jun, 1 Amsterdam, NL Paradiso **
Wed Jun, 2 Hamburg, GER Docks **
Thu Jun, 3 Berlin, GER Astra/Columbia Halle **
Fri Jun, 4 Nuremburg, GER Rock im Park
Sun Jun, 6 Nurburgring, GER Rock am Ring

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The Dead Weather Announce Tour Dates

04.15.2010 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
04.17.2010 Indio, CA Coachella Valley Music and Arts
04.18.2010 Las Vegas, NV The Pearl Concert Theater
04.20.2010 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater
04.22.2010 Tulsa, OK Cain's Ballroom
04.24.2010 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
04.26.2010 Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues
04.27.2010 Birmingham, AL WorkPlay Soundstage
04.28.2010 Memphis, TN Minglewood Hall
04.30.2010 Austin, TX Stubb's Waller Creek Ampitheater
05.01.2010 Houston TX House of Blues

The Apples In Stereo Announce Tour Dates

The Apples In Stereo have anounced tour dates in support of their new album Travellers in Space and Time, to be released April 20.

On Tour:
Date City Venue
Fri, April 16 LEXINGTON, KY Cosmic Charlie's
Sat, April 17 MORGANTOWN, WV 123 Pleasant Street
Sun, April 18 WASHINGTON, DC The Rock and Roll Hotel
Tues, April 20 PHILADELPHIA, PA Johnny Brenda's
Wed, April 21 NEW YORK, NY Bowery Ballroom
Fri, April 23 CAMBRIDGE, MA Middle East Underground
Sat, April 24 ITHACA, NY Castaways
Sun, April 25 ROCHESTER, NY Bug Jar
Tues, April 27 CLEVELAND, OH Grog Shop
Wed, April 28 PONTIAC, MI The Pike Room
Fri, April 30 CHICAGO, IL Lincoln Hall
Sat, May 1 ST. PAUL, MN Turf Club
Mon, May 3 MILWAUKEE, WI Turner Hall
Tues, May 4 ST. LOUIS, MO Billiken Club

Monday, February 1, 2010

Imelda May On Tour

Tour dates:
03/04/10- Town Hall, New York, New York
03/05/10- Keswick Theatre, Philadelphia, PA
03/06/10- House Of Blues, Boston, MA
03/07/10- 9:30 Club, Washington, DC
03/09/10- Massey Hall, Toronto, ON
03/12/10- Cobb Energy PAC, Atlanta, GA
03/13/10- Polk Theater @ TPAC, Nashville, TN
03/14/10- The Roberts Orpheum Theater, St. Louis, MO
03/16/10- Park West, Chicago, IL
03/20/10- Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC
03/21/10- The Moore Theatre, Seattle, WA
03/22/10- Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR
03/23/10- Fillmore,San Francisco, CA
03/25/10-Avalon Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA

Arcadia So Red The Rose Reissue

Credibility be damned - I love this album.

Arcadia So Red The Rose – 2 CD + DVD
February 1st, 2010

Arcadia So Red The Rose – 2 CD + DVD
EMI Catalogue Cat No: 606 6812

Arcadia were formed by three members of Duran Duran, Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes and Roger Taylor. They released one album ‘So Red The Rose’, which went Platinum, and reached #30 in the UK & #23 in the US. The album featured four singles, ‘Goodbye Is Forever’, ‘The Promise’, ‘The Flame’, and UK/US Top 10 hit, ‘Election Day’.

Along with three Duran Duran members, there was also a wide range of famous guests on ‘So Red The Rose’ including; David Gilmour, Sting (backing vocals on ‘The Promise’), Herbie Hancock & Grace Jones (spoken word on ‘The Flame’ & ‘Election Day’).

The additional DVD was originally released on VHS in 1987. It follows the filming of five clips from the album ‘So Red The Rose’ & the fascinating combination of directors, locations, behind the scene footage & photographic montages which come together to give an insight into the world of video production. The collection of videos including Arcadia’s first single ‘Election Day’ are shown in full, including Dean Chamberlain’s rarely seen interpretation of the song ‘Missing’.

All Music Guide describe ‘So Red The Rose’ as “the best album Duran never made”.

CD1 – Original album, remastered
1. Election Day (2010 Digital Remaster)
2. Keep Me In The Dark (2010 Digital Remaster)
3. Goodbye Is Forever (2010 Digital Remaster)
4. The Flame (2010 Digital Remaster)
5. Missing (2010 Digital Remaster)
6. Rose Arcana (2010 Digital Remaster)
7. The Promise (2010 Digital Remaster)
8. El Diablo (2010 Digital Remaster)
9. Lady Ice (2010 Digital Remaster)
10. Say The Word (Theme from ‘Playing For Keeps’) (7″ Edit) (2010 Digital Remaster)
11. Election Day (Single Version) (2010 Digital Remaster)
12. Goodbye Is Forever (Single Mix) (2010 Digital Remaster)
13. The Promise (7″ Mix) (2010 Digital Remaster)
14. The Flame (7″ Remix) (2010 Digital Remaster)
15. Say The Word (Theme from ‘Playing For Keeps’) (Soundtrack Version) (2010 Digital Remaster)
16. She’s Moody And Grey, She’s Mean And Restless (2010 Digital Remaster)

CD2 – Bonus disc with rare tracks
1. Election Day (Consensus Mix) (2010 Digital Remaster)
2. Goodbye Is Forever (12″ Extended Mix) (2010 Digital Remaster)
3. The Promise (Instrumental)
4. Rose Arcana (Extended ) (2010 Digital Remaster)
5. The Flame (Extended Remix) (2010 Digital Remaster)
6. Say The Word (Theme from ‘Playing For Keeps’) (Extended Vocal Remix) (2010 Digital Remaster)
7. Election Day (Cryptic Cut) (2010 Digital Remaster)
8. The Promise (12″ Mix) (2010 Digital Remaster)
9. Goodbye Is Forever (Dub Mix) (2010 Digital Remaster)
10. Say The Word (Theme from ‘Playing For Keeps’) (Extended Instrumental Remix) (2010 Digital Remaster)
11. Election Day (Early Rough Mix) (2010 Digital Remaster)
12. Flame Game (Yo Homeboy Mix) (2010 Digital Remaster)

DVD – Original VHS, released 1987
1. Introduction (2010 Digital Remaster)
2. Filming ‘Election Day’ (2010 Digital Remaster)
3. Election Day (2010 Digital Remaster)
4. Filming ‘The Promise’ (2010 Digital Remaster)
5. The Promise (2010 Digital Remaster)
6. Filming ‘Goodbye Is Forever’ (2010 Digital Remaster)
7. Goodbye Is Forever (2010 Digital Remaster)
8. Filming ‘The Flame’ (2010 Digital Remaster)
9. The Flame (2010 Digital Remaster)
10. Filming ‘Missing’ (2010 Digital Remaster)
11. Missing (2010 Digital Remaster)
12. Credits (2010 Digital Remaster)

Press release courtesy EMI