Monday, May 31, 2010

The Rolling Stones 1969-1974 - The Mick Taylor Years

Direct from the press release:

The Rolling Stones 1969-1974 - The Mick Taylor Years

Coming to DVD on July 27
The story behind The Stones' finest era...
Hi Res Cover ArtOften regarded as the period in which The Rolling Stones recorded the finest music of their career, the years during which Mick Taylor was the fifth Stone remain the band's 'Golden Age'. Notably, on albums Let It Bleed, Sticky Fingers and Exile On Main Street the Stones' sound changed as they developed new ideas and were informed by a range of new influences. But crucially it was Taylor's sophisticated blues and jazz licks that gave The Rolling Stones an added dimension between 1969 and 1974 - one they lacked both before and afterwards. This dynamic film tells the behind the scenes story of this hugely productive era for the group.

Featuring interviews with Taylor himself and further contributions from his old boss, John Mayall; author and group colleague, Robert Greenfield; Village Voice music editor, Robert Christgau; Stones session musicians, Al Perkins and Bill Plummer; highly regarded UK music critic, Barney Hoskyns and many others. The program also includes liberal performance footage of The Stones, archive footage and interviews, numerous seldom seen photographs and a host of other features.

Extras include:
- 'Meet Mick' - John Mayall and music historian Alan Clayson tell the Mick Taylor story, prior to his entry into The Rolling Stones.
- Contributor Biographies
- Beyond DVD section

To Purchase Item: click here.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Hanson Announce Tour to Promote New Album

Hanson have announced tour dates to promote their new album Shout It Out which will be released June 8.

Tour dates:
Jul 21 2010 8:00P
Club Infinity Clarence, New York
Jul 23 2010 8:00P
Cape Cod Melody Tent Hyannis, Massachuse, US
Jul 24 2010 8:00P
South Shore Music Circus Cohasset, Massachuse, US
Jul 25 2010 8:00P
Theatre of the Living Arts Philadelphia, Pennsylvan, US
Jul 27 2010 7:00P
Starland Ballroom Sayreville, NJ
Jul 28 2010 8:00P
The Hat Factory Richmond, Virginia , US
Jul 30 2010 8:00P
Orange Peel Asheville, North Caro, US
Jul 31 2010 8:00P
Lincoln Theatre Raleigh, North Caro, US
Aug 2 2010 8:00P
Headliners Louisville, Kentucky, US
Aug 3 2010 8:00P
Wild Horse Saloon Nashville, Tennessee, US
Aug 4 2010 8:00P
Minglewood Hall Memphis, Tennessee, US
Aug 5 2010 8:00P
Pageant St. Louis, Missouri, US
Aug 7 2010 8:00P
The Beaumont Kansas City, Missouri , US
Aug 8 2010 8:00P
Slowdown Omaha, Nebraska, US
Aug 10 2010 8:00P
Music @Zoo Outdoor Amp Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
Aug 12 2010 8:00P
Pabst Theatre Milwaukee, Wisconsin, US
Aug 13 2010 8:00P
House of Blues Chicago, Illinois, US
Aug 14 2010 8:00P
House of Blues Chicago, Illinois, US
Aug 16 2010 8:00P
Intersection Grand Rapids, Michigan , US
Aug 17 2010 8:00P
Royal Oak Music Theatre Royal Oak, Michigan, US
Aug 19 2010 8:00P
House of Blues Cleveland, Ohio, US
Aug 20 2010 8:00P
Carnegie Music Hall Pittsburgh, Pennsylvan, US
Aug 21 2010 8:00P
Newport Music Hall Columbus, Ohio, US
Aug 23 2010 8:00P
Moonlite Gardens Cincinnati, Ohio, US
Aug 24 2010 8:00P
Egyptian Theatre Indianapolis, Indiana, US
Aug 25 2010 8:00P
Cains Ballroom Tulsa, Oklahoma , US
Sep 14 2010 8:00P
Piper Theater Mesa, Arizona, US
Sep 16 2010 8:00P
House of Blues Anaheim, California, US
Sep 17 2010 8:00P
House Of Blues Los Angeles, California, US
Sep 18 2010 8:00P
House of Blues San Diego, California, US
Sep 20 2010 8:00P
Great American Music Hall San Francisco, California, US
Sep 21 2010 8:00P
Great American Music Hall San Francisco, California, US
Sep 22 2010 8:00P
Wonder Ballroom Portland, Oregon, US
Sep 23 2010 8:00P
The Moore Seattle, Washington, US
Sep 25 2010 8:00P
Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, British Co, CA
Sep 27 2010 8:00P
Knitting Factory Spokane, Washington, US
Sep 28 2010 8:00P
Knitting Factory Boise, Idaho, US
Sep 30 2010 8:00P
Oct 1 2010 8:00P
Fox Theatre Boulder, Colorado, US
Nov 8 2010 5:15P
Epcot Orlando, Florida , US
Nov 9 2010 5:15P
Epcot Orlando, Florida , US

For more information - visit their myspace here.

More New Jeff McDonald

"Sister Shake It!" Jeff McDonald

For hardcore Redd Kross fans or weirdos only. I am both - so that works out well for me.
Available via Beauty Is Pain 1443 N. Highland Ave. Hollywood, Ca. 90028

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Shannon & the Clams / Garbo's Daughter/ Burger Records

Shannon & the Clams "Blood" directed and edited by by Dan Shaw.

Garbo's Daughter Live at The Peacock Room playing "Private Party." (Their EP Goes Pop! has been playing repeatedly in my house for the past few months). Support this band and check out Burger Records!

For more information about Shannon and the Clams, Garbo's Daughter, and other great artists - visit Burger Records here.

Geneva Jacuzzi Live and a Recent Interview

One of my favorite albums from last year was Geneva Jacuzzi's Lamaze. I highly recommend it to fans of lo-fi Eigties influenced electronic music. You can purchase the vinyl from Vinyl International, or the cd from Geneva by visiting her myspace here.

Geneva Jacuzzi "Do I Sad?/Love Stories" Live in LA 5.23.10

A recent interview with Geneva Jacuzzi can be found here.

Monday, May 24, 2010

OFF! 5.22.2010

Keith Morris, Steven McDonald, Dimitri Coats and Mario Rubalcaba are OFF!

6th St. Warehouse - May 2, 2010

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Teen Girl Squad

Teen Girl Squad forms a band - Kissyboots.

Winnebago Man - Official Theatrical Trailer

Winnebago Man (a documentaty about Jack Rebney) opens July 9.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Until The Light Takes Us Trailer

Until The Light Takes Us will be released on DVD September 28. Here's a trailer for the Norwegian Black Metal documentary.

Until The Light Takes Us Trailer from factory twenty five on Vimeo.

Direct from the press release:

"Absorbing" -- New York Times (Critic’s Pick)

"Richly compelling and artfully shot" -- LA Weekly (Critic's Pick)

"Crafty and Compelling" --

The award winning film, Until The Light Takes Us tells the story of black metal. Part music scene and part cultural uprising, black metal rose to worldwide notoriety in the mid-nineties when a rash of suicides, murders, and church burnings accompanied the explosive artistic growth and output of a music scene that would forever redefine what heavy metal is and what it stands for to other musicians, artists and music fans world-wide. Until The Light Takes Us goes behind the highly sensationalized media reports of "Satanists running amok in Europe" to examine the complex and largely misunderstood principles and beliefs that led to this rebellion against both Christianity and modern culture.

To capture this on film, directors Aaron Aites and Audrey Ewell moved to Norway and lived with the musicians for several years, building relationships that allowed them to create a surprisingly intimate portrait of this violent, but ultimately misunderstood, movement. The result is a poignant, moving story that’s as much about the idea that reality is composed of whatever the most people believe, regardless of what’s actually true, as it is about a music scene that blazed a path of murder and arson across the northern sky.

This is the first time Until The Light Takes Us will be available on DVD -- it had a theatrical run of over 20 weeks and grossed over $130,000 at the box office. The film will be available on a number of formats including a 1-disc Standard DVD, a Limited 2-disc DVD Edition, Blu-Ray and Digital Download from the Factory 25 website.

In addition to Until The Light Takes Us, indie film & vinyl label Factory 25 is releasing SEVEN titles in 2010 including Brock Enright: Good Times Will Never Be the Same and the Brock Enright/Kirsten Deirup album Torben, Rio Breaks, Sir Henry At Rollinson End, You Wont Miss Me, Wah Do Dem and Make out With Violence.

UNTIL THE LIGHT TAKES US STARS: Gylve “Fenriz” Nagell, Varg “Count Grishnackh” Vikernes, Jan Axel “Hellhammer” Blomberg, Kjetil “Frost” Haraldstad, Olve “Abbath” Eikemo, Harald “Demonaz” Nævdal, Bjarne Melgaard and Harmony Korine

FEATURING MUSIC FROM: Darkthrone, Mayhem, Burzum, Ulver, Thorns, Gorgoroth, Enslaved, Boards of Canada, Black Dice, Sunn 0))), Múm and Lesser

Big Star To Honor Alex Chilton

Durectly lifted from the press release:

Surviving Members To Be Joined On Stage May 15 in Memphis
by Mike Mills of R.E.M., Brendan Benson of The Raconteurs and More

LOS ANGELES – What was originally planned as a triumphant homecoming concert for Big Star has become a tribute to Alex Chilton, a founding member of the band who died unexpectedly in March. Surviving members of the influential power-pop group will perform May 15 at the Levitt Shell in Overton Park in Memphis, Tennessee. Bassist Andy Hummel, drummer Jody Stephens and guitarists John Auer and Ken Stringfellow will be joined on stage by a number of special guests, including Mike Mills of R.E.M. and Brendan Benson of The Raconteurs.

Tickets for this special event – $20 in advance and $25 at the door – are available online at or by calling 1-888-71-TICKETS. VIP packages are also available for $65, each includes one admission to the concert and a soundcheck party prior to the show.

Big Star’s transformation from obscure Memphis band to standard bearers for an entire genre of music is one of rock and roll’s most thrilling, if unlikely, success stories. Despite little radio airplay, low record sales and only a handful of concerts, the band inspired a legion of followers with a unique sound that foreshadowed the rise of college and alternative rock.

After breaking up in 1974, Chilton and Stephens reconvened Big Star in 1993 with John Auer and Ken Stringfellow of The Posies. In the years that followed, the quartet toured and recorded periodically, completing the studio album In Space in 2005.

A pair of acclaimed releases from Rhino Records last year cast a long overdue spotlight on Big Star’s influential musical legacy. The first was an expanded version of I Am The Cosmos, the posthumous debut from Big Star founder Chris Bell, who died in 1978. The second was, Keep An Eye On The Sky, a definitive look at the group’s history that mixed album tracks with unreleased recordings and live performances. To celebrate the boxed set’s release, Big Star played a rare concert last November in Brooklyn, New York, earning raves for the performance.

Iggy Pop Raw Power EPK

MP3/ Club 8 "Western hospitality"

Club 8 "Western hospitality" from Labrador Records on Vimeo.

B=Club 8's video for the song "Western Hospitality" is taken from The people's Record due May 18.

"Western Hospitality" (Pallers Remix) can be downloaded for free here.

Sarah Jaffe Announces June Tour with Lou Barlow

Sarah Jaffe has announced June Tour dates (with Lou Barlow), in support of her debut LP Suburban Nature – out May 18th on Kirtland Records.

May 14th Sons of Herman Hall Dallas, TX

15th The Parish Austin, TX

16th Waterloo Records (in-store) Austin, TX

18th Dan’s Silverleaf Denton, TX

23rd Piano’s New York, NY

25th Apple Store Soho New York, NY

26th Union Hall New York, NY

June 10th The Casbah San Diego, CA

11th Plush Tucson, AZ

12th Cowgirl Hall of Fame Santa Fe, NM

14th The Mohawk Austin, TX

15th The Loft Dallas, TX

16th The Oplis Norman, OK

17th Record Bar Kansas City, MO

18th Larimer Lounge Denver, CO

19th Urban Lounge Salt Lake City, UT

21st Tractor Tavern Seattle, WA

23rd Doug Fir Portland, OR

25th Café du Nord San Francisco, CA

26th Bootleg Theater Los Angeles, CA

MP3 "Each Time is a New Time" by Field Music

Click here to download the new Field Music MP3 "Each Time Is a New Time."

Field Music
Field Music (Measure)
(Memphis Industries / Revolver)
Street Date: Feb. 16, 2010

Tour Dates:
14 May 2010 Walk The Line Festival, Den Haag, NL
20 May 2010 Liverpool Sound City, Masque Loft, Liverpool, GB
26 May 2010 Concorde 2, Brighton, GB
28 May 2010 Phoenix, Exeter, GB
29 May 2010 Dot to Dot Festival, GB
30 May 2010 Evolution Festival, Newcastle, GB
31 May 2010 Dot to Dot Festival, Manchester, GB
03 Jun 2010 The Musician, Leicester, GB
04 Jun 2010 Guildhall, Gloucester, GB
05 Jun 2010 Wilde Theatre, Bracknell, GB
15 Jun 2010 Richard Thompson's Meltdown @ QEH, London, GB
26 Jun 2010 Glastonbury Festival (John Peel Stage), GB
27 Jun 2010 Glastonbury Festival (Queen's Head Stage), GB
31 Jul 2010 Camp Bestival, GB
13 Aug 2010 Oya Festival, Norway
22 Aug 2010 Green Man Festival, Wales, GB
05 Sep 2010 Electric Picnic Festival,IE
08 Sep 2010 Cypress Avenue, Cork, IE
09 Sep 2010 Crawdaddy, Dublin, IE
10 Sep 2010 Open House Festival, Belfast, GB
22 Sep 2010 Great Scott, Allston, MA
23 Sep 2010 Bell House, Brooklyn, NY
24 Sep 2010 Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia, PA
26 Sep 2010 Snug Harbor, Charlotte, NC
29 Sep 2010 Emo's, Austin, TX
01 Oct 2010 Record Bar, Kansas City, MO
02 Oct 2010 Billiken Club, St. Louis, MO
03 Oct 2010 Beat Kitchen, Chicago, IL
10 Dec 2010 All Tomorrow's Parties, GB

Friendo Tour Dates

Friendo will release their debut LP Cold Toads on St Ives (Secretly Canadian) May 18. A special edition cassette is currently available.

US Tour Dates

5.26 - Calgary, AB - Ship & Anchor Pub
5.29 - Seattle, WA - Comet Tavern
5.30 - Portland, OR - Rontoms
6.1 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill
6.2 - Los Angeles, CA - Spaceland
6.3 - Tucson, AZ - Club Congress
6.5 - Dallas, TX - Lounge on Elm Street
6.6 - Austin, TX - Emo's Jr
6.8 - Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn
6.9 - Chapel Hill, NC -Local 506
6.10 - Washington, DC - Black Cat Backstage
6.11 - New York, NY - Cake Shop
6.12 - Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie
6.13 - Brooklyn, NY - Glasslands
6.14 - Allston, MA - O'Brien's Pub
6.15 - Montreal, QC - Green Room at Mile End
6.17 - Toronto, ON - The Great Hall
6.19 - Detroit, MI - Magic Stick Cafe
6.20 - Newport, KY - Southgate House Parlor
6.22 - Chicago, IL - Schubas
6.23 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
6.24 - Fargo, ND - The Aquarium
6.25 - Winnipeg, MB - Royal Albert Arms Hotel
7.1 - Calgary, AB - DIckens Pub

MP3/ The Dig On Tour

The Dig have announced a summer tour with Thrice and Bad Veins. There will be a record release show June 5 in NYC for the new release Electric Toys, due June 8.

Download the single "You're Already Gone" here.

"Sick Sad Morning" by The Dig @ Mercury Lounge NYC from VVUSIC on Vimeo.

Tour Dates:
June 11 - St. Paul, MN - Station 4*
June 15 - Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre*
June 16 - Montreal, QC - Le National*
June 17 - Boston, MA - House Of Blues*
June 18 - New Haven, CT - Toad’s Place*
June 19 - Lancaster, PA - Chameleon*
June 21 - Clifton Park, NY - Northern Lights*
June 22 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock Café*
June 23 - Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero*
June 24 - New York, NY - Fillmore At Irving Plaza*
June 25 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom*
June 26 - Towson, MD - The Recher Theatre*
June 28 - Norfolk, VA - The Norva*
June 29 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle*
June 30 - Charleston, SC - The Music Farm*
July 1 - Orlando, FL - House Of Blues*
July 2 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution*
July 3 - St. Petersburg, FL - State Theatre*
July 6 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live*
July 7 - Austin, TX - Emo’s*
July 8 - Dallas, TX - The Palladium Ballroom*
July 9 - Tulsa, OK - Cain’s Ballroom*
July 10 - Kansas City, MO - Midland Theatre*
July 11 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre*
July 13 - Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue*
July 15 - Tempe, AZ - The Marquee*
July 16 - San Diego, CA - House Of Blues*
July 17 - Pomona, CA - Fox Theater*

* with Thrice, Kevin Devine, And Bad Veins

The National - "Bloodbuzz Ohio"

Here's a new video for the single "Bloodbuzz Ohio" by The National from their album High Violet which is available today via 4AD.

The National - "Bloodbuzz Ohio" (official video) from The National on Vimeo.

Video directed by hope hall, andreas burgess & carin besser
edited by andreas burgess & purcell carson
produced by tom berninger & the national
camera: hope hall
assistant camera: matt livingston
bartender: d.a. pennebaker

MP3/ Brock Enright and Kirsten Deirup pen Torben

Brock Enright & Kirsten Deirup will release Torben June 29.

1. maybe (click title to download)
2. runwild
3. doowapcat
4. readyforyou

1. aeiou
2. ouijaboard
3. tryinghard
4. luluby

To dwonload the MP3 for the track "Maybe" click here

Directly from the press release:
Artist Brock Enright and his girlfriend, painter Kirsten Deirup have shocked the world with their art and exposed their personal life in the film Brock Enright: Good Times Will Never Be the Same, and will continue to keep people guessing with their debut album: Torben.

The LP is broken up onto two distinct sides - Side A “Day” with Brock doing all the vocals is full of twisted rhythms while Side B “Night” is full of lullabies sung by Kirsten. Torben, the name of Brock & Kirsten’s son was used as the sound board for this series of songs, all of the “Day” songs needed to excite him, while the “Night” songs relaxed him. Torben will be available June 29th on vinyl and also as part of a limited edition bundle, packaged with a DVD of the film, Vinyl LP, film poster and artwork by Brock Enright himself from the Factory 25 website.

Brock rose to fame after Rolling Stone profiled his company, Videogames Adventure Services (VAS), which provided “designer kidnapping services,” which lead to appearances on “The View,” “Good Morning America,” and countless other print publications. Enright put aside kidnapping and began focusing exclusively on his artwork and was selected to participate in numerous acclaimed group exhibitions including PS1/MoMA’s Greater New York show and multiple solo shows all over the world.

Factory 25 is releasing SEVEN new titles on DVD and vinyl between July and October, kicking off with Brock Enright: Good Times Will Never Be The Same, Black Metal doc Until The Light Takes Us, Altamont Now, Rio Breaks, Sir Henry At Rollinson End, You Wont Miss Me, Wah Do Dem starring Sean Bones and Norah Jones and Make out With Violence.

Amanda Palmer To Star in Cabaret

Direct from the press release:

Amanda Palmer will be starring in the American Repertory Theater’s production of "Cabaret" beginning in August. The legendary play will be staged by the A.R.T. at their theatrical club space, OBERON. Steven Bogart will direct the play with Amanda starring as the Emcee of the Kit Kat Klub. Also, Amanda Palmer and renowned minstrel Jason Webley's recent discovery Evelyn Evelyn, the world's only conjoined twin singer-songwriter duo, have released a video for their quirky song "Elephant, Elephant" and will begin a North American tour next week in Vancouver. The tour features a three-night stint at Largo at the Coronet in Los Angeles as well as a six-night engagement in New York City.

MP3 Richard McGraw Covers Leonard Cohen - Sort Of...

Richard McGraw had paid tribute to Leonard Cohen on his new album Burying The Dead.

McGraw discusses the creation of “Balmville Motel”:
“It started as a joke when I replaced the words ‘Chelsea Hotel’ with ‘Balmville Motel’, a crumby run down place in my hometown of Newburgh, NY. I took it seriously when I felt there was a story that needed to be told of my teenage lust and rejection. I would describe the details of the heart ache, but from an older, more stoic, perhaps wiser perspective. It’s a similar perspective Cohen takes when recalling his incident with Janis Joplin at the Chelsea Hotel."

"I started writing it in 2002. It would take me five years to complete. I gave up on it for a year or two because it was such a daunting task. ‘Chelsea Hotel #2’ is a concise masterpiece. I wasn’t trying to re-write the perfect song, nor was I trying to fill his shoes, but I had to at least be driving towards his ball park, or be somewhere near his neighborhood, and that was no easy task. My re-write turned out more long winded, and I used the chorus ideas from his original version of ‘Chelsea Hotel.’"

Download "Balmville Motel" here.

MP3/ Gold Panda To Release New EP and Tour With Health

Gold Panda will release a new EP You June 15th on Ghostly International. The EP includes remixes from Osborne, Seams, Dam Mantle, and Minotaur Shock. Gold Panda's label, Notown, has released a 7" of "You" in the UK with a different tracklist. The band will tour this summer

Download the non album track "YOU (WORRIEDABOUTSATANREMIX)" here.

A1. You
A2. Peaky Caps
B1. You (Seams Remix)
B2. You (Osborne Remix)

1. You
2. Peaky Caps
3. You (Seams Remix)
4. You (Osborne Remix)
5. You (Minotaur Shock Remix) [Digital Bonus]
6. You (Dam Mantle Remix) [Digital Bonus]
7. Killing Yourself On A Beach [Digital Bonus]

Tour dates:
06.08 Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex*
06.09 San Francisco, CA @ Slims*
06.11 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios*
06.12 Seattle, WA @ The Vera Project*
06.15 Minneapolis , MN @ 7th Street Entry*
06.16 Kalamazoo, MI @ The Strutt*
06.17 Toronto, Ontario @ Sneaky Dees*
06.18 Montreal, Quebec @ La Sala Rossa*
06.19 Allston, MA @ Great Scott*
06.20 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg*
06.22 Philadelphia , PA @ First Unitarian Church*
06.23 Charlotte, NC @ Snug Harbor*
06.24 Atlanta, GA @ 529*
06.25 New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks*
06.26 Austin, TX @ Red 7*

MP3/ Backseat Dreamer

Backseat Dreamer will release their debut full length album The Colors of Dreams, They're in You July 13 through Stickfigure Recordings. Backseat Dreamer is the moniker and solo project of South Carolina musician Sean Neuse.

Download an mp3 of the new single "Consider."

Track List:

01. Moment in Time
02. Dying Dream
03. Consider
04. Blind Science
05. February Fires
06. Real Inside You
07. For Starry Eyes
08. Twlight Valentines
09. Hold Me Awake
10. Gold Dust
11. Colors in the Night

The Doors When You're Strange

The Doors film When You're Strange premieres on PBS Wednesday May 12 at 9 p.m. (Eastern Time). Check local listings.

New Indigo Girls Live Staring Down the Brilliant Dream

The new live 2 CD release by The Indigo Girls Staring Down the Brilliant Dream will be available June 29 from IG Recordings/Vanguard Records. It features 31 songs selected by the "girls" themselves.

Press Release Info:
The CD reflects the spontaneity of a typical Indigos concert and includes a mix of solo performances and other numbers backed by their full band, plus vocal collaborations with such guests artists as Brandi Carlile and Jill Hennessey. Staring Down the Brilliant Dream encapsulates the wide range of emotions that fill their shows with fire and wonder, from the warm, sing-a-long spirit of Saliers' "Closer to Fine" to the political combustion of Ray's "Go."

With two decades and countless concerts behind them, it would be understandable if the duo now found it hard to distinguish one concert from the next. Instead, as this CD proves, they remain as engaged and present onstage as ever. For each track, Saliers and Ray have penned personal notes on how they wrote each song, what they remember about that specific show, and why - among the thousands to chose from - they value those particular performances so much. The girls also personally picked photos submitted by fans for a special commemorative book like package. Produced by The Indigo Girls and Brian Speiser, Staring Down The Dream is a brilliant reminder of all the concerts audiences were lucky to catch -- and consolation for the ones they missed..

Monday, May 10, 2010

The Secret History - Johnny Anorak (Official Video)

If you buy one album this year (that isn't by The Flaming Lips or Jack White or Paul Weller,) buy The Secret History's amazingly catchy and smart album World That Never Was. Would I steer you wrong?

To visit their myspace click here.

Martha Wainwright "Bloody Motherfucking Asshole"

Bright Eyes Waste of Paint

Karen Elson June Tour Dates

Tour dates take two...
Karen Elson has announced June tour dates in support of her upcoming debut album The Ghost Who Walks which will be released May 25.

Karen Elson Tour Dates:

06.08.10 San Francisco, CA @ Café Du Nord
06.09.10 Los Angeles, CA @ Spaceland
06.13.10 Denver, CO @ Walnut Room
06.15.10 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
06.16.10 Toronto, ON @ El Mocambo
06.17.10 Montreal, QC @ Club Lambi
06.20.10 Brooklyn, NY @ Williamsburg Waterfront
(WRXP radio show with Grizzly Bear
& Band of Horses)

Bio Info:
The Ghost Who Walks was recorded at Third Man Studios in Tennessee with Jack White as producer, and while it marks Karen’s solo debut, she has spent 6 years as a founding member of New York City-based political cabaret The Citizens Band and has been involved in several musical projects over the past few years, including adding her vocals to tracks for Robert
Plant and recording a duet with Cat Power for a Serge Gainsbourg tribute album (“Je Taime Moi Non Plus”).

Monday, May 3, 2010

The Dead Weather Announce Summer 2010 Tour Dates

The Dead Weather Tour Dates

Live streaming performance via Myspace of Sea of Cowards at Third Man Records
Nashville, TN

Manchester, TN

Glastonbury Festival
Shepton Mallet, UK

Les Eurockeennes Festival
Belfort, France

9:30 Club
Washington, DC

House of Blues
Boston, MA

Sound Academy
Toronto, Ontario

Ogden Theatre
Denver, CO

House of Blues
San Diego, CA

Hollywood Palladium
Los Angeles, CA

Warfield Theatre
San Francisco, CA

Crystal Ballroom
Portland, OR

Babcock Theatre
Billings, MT

First Avenue
Minneapolis, MN

The Rave
Milwaukee, WI

The Congress Theater
Chicago, IL

The Fillmore
Detroit, MI

Ram's Head Live!
Baltimore, MD

Celebrate Brooklyn - Prospect Park
Brooklyn, NY


Check out harcore band OFF!

Keith Morris - vocals
(Circle Jerks/Black Flag/Midget Handjob/Buglamp)

Dimitri Coats - guitar
(Burning Brides)

Steven McDonald - bass
(Redd Kross/Tourists/Tater Totz/Sparks/Beck)

Mario Rubalcaba - drums
(Earthless/RFTC/Hot Snakes/Clikitat Ikatowi & a few others)

Thanks to youtube user marginwalker01 for posting and allowing embedding.

Gogol Bordello Announce Tour Dates


5/7 London, ENG Hammersmith

5/8 Manchester, UK Academy

5/9 Glasgow, UK Academy

5/10 Norwich, UK UEA

5/11 Birmingham, UK Academy

5/13 Brussels, BEL Les Nuits Botanique

5/14 Bulligny, FR JDM Fest

5/15 Longirod, CH Longirock Fest

5/16 Karlsruhe, GER Tollhaus

5/18 Paris, FR Elysee Montmarte

5/19 Toulouse, FR Le Bikini

5/21 Madrid, SP La Riviera

5/22 Barcelona, SP Razzmatazz

5/24 Bologna, IT Estragoon

5/25 Milan, IT Alcatraz

5/26 Zurich, CH Xtra

5/27 Wien, AT Gasometer

5/29 St. Laurent, FR Pallions de Nuts

5/30 Biddinghuizen, NTL Pinkpop Fest

6/1 Amsterdam, NTL Paradiso

6/2 Hamburg, GER Docks

6/3 Berlin, GER Astra

6/4 Nuremburg, GER Rock im Park

6/5 Nurburing, GER Rock am Ring

6/8 Dublin, IRE O2 Arena **

6/9 Holland, NTL Gelredrom **

7/9 Bibao, SP Live Festival

7/10 Lisboa, PT Alive Festival

7/11 Athens, GR Rock Wave Festival

7/13 Milan, IT Carroponte

7/14 Padova, IT Sherwood Festival

7/15 Arles, FR Les Suds

7/16 Aix les Bains, FR Musilac Festival

7/17 Genova, IT Break Out Festival

7/18 Gurten, CH Festival

7/20 Freiburg, GER ZMF

7/29 Burlington, VT Midway Lawn %

7/30 Williamsburg, NY Waterfront %

7/31 Sayersville, NJ Starland Ballroom

8/1 Charlottesville, VA Pavilion %

8/3 Cleveland, OH Time Warner Cable Amph %

8/5 Columbus, OH LC Pavilion %

8/6 St. Louis, MO The Pageant

8/7 Chicago, IL Lollapolooza

8/9 Council Bluff, IA Stir Cove at Harrah's %

8/10 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theatre %

8/12 Denver, CO Red Rocks %

8/13 Salt Lake City, UT The Rail %

8/21 Hasslet-Keiwit, Belgium Pukkkelpop Festival

8/27 Reading, UK Reading Festival

8/29 Leeds, UK Leeds Festival

New Jeff McDonald (Redd Kross)

Jeff McDonald Performs The Outrageous Incantations of Beatrice Winters is available as a limited edition vinyl only release at:

Beauty Is Pain
1443 N. Highland Ave.
Hollywood, Ca. 90028

Amoeba Records / Vacation / Ebay / random Goodwill Stores in the Los Angeles and anywhere vinyl is sold.
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Sunday, May 2, 2010

Mogwai "Burning" Teaser #2 - "Batcat"

Mogwai "Burning" Teaser #2 - "Batcat" from Nathanaël Le Scouarnec on Vimeo.

CD Giveaway SIng Me To Sleep Compilation

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Sing Me To Sleep Track List:

1. Asleep - Stars
2. Have You Forgotten - Jenny Owen Youngs
3. Little Boxes - The Real Tuesday Weld
4. Inchworm - The Leisure Society
5. Pure Imagination - The Rest
6. Dear Prudence - Casey Mecija (Ohbijou)
7. Dream A Little Dream Of Me - Dala
8. Can't Get It Out Of My Head - Telekinesis
9. Making Me Smile - Dean & Britta
10. You And Your Sister - O+S
11. Moon River - Tanya Donelly
12. Cloudbusting - Neil Halstead
13. The North Wind Doth Blow - Snowbird
14. Rainbow Connection - Trespassers William

"Sing Me To Sleep" is a whimsical collection of lullabies and non-lullabies covered by some of our favorite indie artists. All proceeds from this wonderful album are donated to The Valerie Fund, a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization that provides support for the comprehensive health care of children with cancer and blood disorders. The CD will release worldwide on May 18, 2010.

This is a rare no-brainer tribute LP. Not only do the proceeds enrich the Valerie Fund, benefiting kids with cancer and rare blood disorders, but also musically it glows like a night-light. Instead of the fatiguing feting of one artist, Sing salutes a genre instead, refreshing an old dog. Though it’s too bad Casey Mecija selects “Dear Prudence” instead of “Good Night” from The Beatles’ White Album, that’s the only misstep. Dean & Britta coo Jack Early’s “Making Me Smile?” Sweet! Stars tackle The Smiths’ titular 1985 b-side, “Asleep?” Ditto! Tanya Donelly mellifluously croons Henry Mancini’s 1961 Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ standard, “Moon River,” with jazzy sass? Sure! Neil Halstead’s hushes out Kate Bush’s 1985 U.K. #20 “Cloudbusting,” mit banjo? Capital! O+S folk-out former Big Star star, the late Chris Bell’s 1978 b-side “You and Your Sister,” sounding like they’re covering This Mortal Coil’s 1991 Blood version? Beautiful! (Likewise for 13 more sugarplums—even moody Mark Kozelek’s “Have You Forgotten” turns into pleasant dreams, via Jenny Owen Youngs. Case closed—nighty night! - Jack Rabid (The Big Takeover)

Need your little one to fall asleep, but he's a little too cool for the obvious out-dated lullaby? Are you afraid you're not going to be able to grant your tot's request of "Boys of Summer" performed by the Papercuts? Rest easy. This album contains the sweet sounds of "indie" acts performing all sorts of songs in lullaby form. Featuring acts that the parents remember, such as Tanya Donelly, and those they should know, such as Sigor Ros, as well as both traditional ("You Are My Sunshine") and classic songs ("Dear Prudence"), this American Laundromat Records release has something for any parent who doesn't want to deny their little one of indie cred. Plus, all proceeds go towards the Valerie Fund, which supports children with cancer and blood disorders. Sleep well. - Ryan Weibush (