Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Einstürzende Neubauten Announce 30th Anniversary Performances in North America

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

Einstürzende Neubauten Announce 30th Anniversary Performances in North America:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photos: exhibiting fine photography related to the band

The Full Set of North American Dates:
The Music Box
Los Angeles CA *
The Echoplex
Los Angeles CA ^
The Fillmore
San Francisco CA *
San Francisco CA ^
Vic Theatre
Chicago IL*
Chicago IL ^
Phoenix Concert Theatre
Toronto ON *
Lee's Palace
Toronto ON ^
Webster Hall
New York NY *
Bowery Ballroom
New York NY ^
* Full-length Concert
^ Intimate Multidisciplinary Experience

Conjure One To Release Exilarch And Support Via Tour

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

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

Stream the track "Like Ice" here.

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

Tour Dates:
Dallas, TX
Seattle, WA
Triple Door
Portland, OR
Aladdin Theater
San Francisco, CA
Los Angeles, CA
El Rey Theatre
San Diego, CA
Santa Ana, CA
Galaxy Theatre
Chicago, IL
Toronto, ON
Opera House
Montreal, QB
Club Soda
Hamilton, ON
This Ain't Hollywood
Baltimore, MD
Bourbon Street
New York, NY
Highline Ballroom

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

Mariage Blanc Announce Tour Dates For Their Debut Album

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

Mariage Blanc Fall 2010 Dates:

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

Women Release New Album and Announce Tour Dates

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

US Tour Dates

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

UK/European Tour Dates

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

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


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

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

Blu-ray And DVD Versions Both Available November 9

Unedited press release:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Disc One

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

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

Maserati On Tour

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

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

Here's an older track "Monoliths"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Corin Tucker Band Tour Dates and MP3

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

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

CocoRosie - R.I.P. Burn Face

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

Urge Overkill Are Back Suckas! Listen Up!

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

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

New Album From The City Champs

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


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

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

2 1884 Memphis TN

Midwest/East Coast Tour Dates TBA

Visit the bands site" or their myspace

TRS-80 Meets Geneva Jacuzzi

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

Sleeping In The Aviary To Release Great Vacation

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

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

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

Motion City Soundtrack’s Tony Thaxton Introduces Analog Playset

Unedited press release:

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

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

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

About Analog Playset:

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

Tony Thaxton-Analog Playset

…And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead’s Conrad Keely


…And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead’s Conrad Keely will show his art in a show titled "Scream With Me.” The show will open at the 111 Minna Gallery October 7th @ 5PM.

Other artists, musicians, and tattoo artists presenting at “Scream With Me” include:
Matt Skiba (Alkaline Trio) * Joby J Ford (The Bronx) * Jason Cruz (Strung Out) * Chad Van Gaalen * Frank Carter (Gallows) * Jacob Bannon (Converge) * Tim Fite * Dallas Wehrle (Constantines) * John Dwyer (Thee Oh Sees) * Tim Presley (White Fence/Darker My Love) * Hayden Menzies (METZ) * David Cook (Marching Teeth) * Ross Farrar (Ceremony) * Kyle Field (Little Wings) * Dan Smith (Dear & Departed) * Michael Beinhorn * Uncle Allan (Copenhagen, Denmark) * Henry Lewis (San Francisco, CA) * Chad Koeplinger (New York, NY) * Lizzie Renaud (Toronto, Canada) * Todd Noble Holloway (Salisbury, MD) * Bart Bingham (New York, NY)

Opening Reception:
Special performances throughout the night, as well as guest DJs and a film projection by Chad Van Gaalen
Thursday, October 7th, 2010
5PM 21+
111 Minna Gallery
111 Minna Street (Minna & 2nd)
San Francisco, CA. 94105

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Magic Kids Bring that Sweet Pop Music

The sugar sweet pop of Magic Kids. Dig it!

Memphis by Magic Kids

of Montreal Tour Dates and Video

"Coquet Coquette"

of Montreal on tour:

Sep 15, 2010 - The Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA
Sep 16, 2010 - House of Blues, Boston, MA
Sep 17, 2010 - Terminal 5, New York, NY
Sep 18, 2010 - Terminal 5, New York, NY
Sep 19, 2010 - Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY
Sep 20, 2010 - Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak, MI
Sep 21, 2010 - Madison Theater, Covington, KY
Sep 22, 2010 - Canopy Club, Urbana, IL
Sep 23, 2010 - First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
Sep 24, 2010 - Pabst Theater, Milwaukee, WI
Sep 25, 2010 - The Riviera, Chicago, IL
Sep 26, 2010 - Cannery Ballroom, Nashville, TN
Oct 3, 2010 - Tripod, Dublin, Ireland
Oct 4, 2010 - Queen Margaret Union, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Oct 5, 2010 - Manchester Academy 2, Manchester, United Kingdom
Oct 6, 2010 - Koko, London, United Kingdom
Oct 7, 2010 - La Cigalle, Paris, France
Oct 8, 2010 - Le Grand Mix, Tourcoing, France
Oct 9, 2010 - Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Oct 10, 2010 - Admiralspalast, Berlin, Germany
Oct 12, 2010 - Debaser Medis, Stockholm, Sweden
Oct 13, 2010 - Wimp Event, Rockefeller, Oslo, Norway
Oct 14, 2010 - Amager Bio, Copenhagen, Denmark
Oct 15, 2010 - Botanique Rotonde, Brussels, Belgium
Oct 21, 2010 - The Pageant, St. Louis, MO
Oct 22, 2010 - Sokol Underground, Omaha, NE
Oct 23, 2010 - Liberty Hall, Lawrence, KS
Oct 24, 2010 - Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO
Oct 25, 2010 - In The Venue, Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 27, 2010 - Paramount Theater, Seattle, WA
Oct 28, 2010 - Roseland Theater, Portland, OR
Oct 29, 2010 - The Warfield, San Francisco, CA
Oct 30, 2010 - Palladium, Los Angeles, CA
Oct 31, 2010 - Rialto Theater, Tucson, AZ
Nov 1, 2010 - Sunshine Theater, Albuquerque, NM
Nov 2, 2010 - Granada Theater, Dallas, TX
Nov 3, 2010 - East Side Drive Inn, Austin, TX
Nov 4, 2010 - Numbers, Houston, TX
Nov 5, 2010 - The Lyric, Oxford, MS
Nov 6, 2010 - Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, GA
Nov 7, 2010 - Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, GA
Nov 20, 2010 - Planeta Terra Festival, Sao Paulo, Brazil

New Album From Warpaint / MP3

L.A. based all female band Warpaint will release their new album The Fool
via Rough Trade on October 25. Can't wait? Here's a peek at the album artwork and a free mp3.

"Undertow" (radio edit) MP3

Monday, September 13, 2010

Sierra Swan featuring Carina Round

"Seasons" by Sierra Swan featuring Carina Round

Surfer Blood Video and U.S. & European Tour Dates


09.13 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506*

09.15 Atlanta, GA @ The Loft*

09.17 Orlando, FL @ the Social*

09.18 Miami, FL @ Grand Central*

09.19 St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre*

09.20 Gainesville, FL @ Common Grounds*

09.21 Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder*

09.23 Champaign, IL @ Pygmalion Music Festival

09.24 Cincinnati, OH @ Midpoint Music Festival

09.25 Grand Rapids, MI @ Rosa Parks Circle

09.27 Phoenix, AZ @ Clubhouse*

09.28 Pomona,CA @ Glass House*

09.29 Los Angeles, CA @ The Music Box*

10.03 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom*

10.05 Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore Cabaret*

10.07 Boise, ID @ Neurolux*

10.08 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge*

10.10 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre*

10.13 Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theatre*

10.12 Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium*

10.14 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall*

10.17 San Francisco, CA @ Treasure Island Festival

10.20 New York, NY @ Webster Hall*

10.22 Philadelphia, PA @ Making Time at Voyeur Night Club*

*with The Drums

EUROPEAN DATES with Interpol

11.12 Lisbon, Portugal @ Lisbon Campo Pequeno

11.13 Madrid, Spain @ Palacio Vistalegre

11.14 Barcelona, Spain @ Saint Jordi Club

11.16 Marseille, France @ Dock Du Sud

11.17 Milan, Italy @ Palasharp

11.18 Vienna, Austria @ Gasometer

11.20 Berlin, Germany @ Tempodrom

11.21 Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Heineken Music Hall

11.22 Dortmund, Germany @ Westfalehalle 2

11.24 Nottingham, UK @ O2 Academy

11.25 Newcastle, UK @ O2 Academy

11.26 Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy

11.27 Edinburgh, UK @ Corn Exchange

11.29 Dublin, Ireland @ Olympia

11.30 Dublin, Ireland @ Olympia

12.01 Dublin, Ireland @ Olympia

12.03 Manchester, UK @ Apollo

12.04 Liverpool, Uk @ Uni

12.06 London, UK @ Brixton

Geneva Jacuzzi Unearthed

Here are a few previously unreleased tracks by Geneva Jacuzzi. Better late than never? Maybe, but the cds are now available on the Geneva Jacuzzi website (here). So much for my scoop. I am a lazy ass. Let me know if I need to re-up.

Click here for 4 tracks.
"Casket" by Geneva Jacuzzi from Rat Killer
"Space Heater" by Geneva Jacuzzi from Rat Killer
"Dracula: by Bubonic Plague from No Bosses No Bullshit, and "Robots Tourrettes" by Bubonic Plague from No Bosses No Bullshit.

Tony Castles

Diego Garcia Solo

Diego Garcia (formerly of the band Elefant)"You Were Never There"

Shit Robot - Tuff Enuff

Not my cup of tea, but diffrn't strokes...

A Message From Tim & Eric

Tim and Eric 2010 Tour & Chrimbus Special

Parlovr Release Pen to the Paper Video

Parlovr "Pen to the Paper"

Parlovr - Pen to the Paper from *safe solvent™ on Vimeo.

Parlovr will release Heaven / Hell / Big / Love EP October 19th and their self titled album is out now on Dine Alone Records.

Dive Index

Dive Index "Burn Their Bodies"

Dive Index - Burn Their Bodies (feat Cat Martino) from Neutral Music on Vimeo.

The Flaming Lips Do a Black Cab Session

Flaming Lips from Black Cab Sessions on Vimeo.

Swedish House Mafia Compilation to be Released

Until One, the highly anticipated Swedish House Mafia compilation, will be released October 26.


Swedish House Mafia vs. Tinie Tempah - "Miami 2 Ibiza" (Album Version)
Swedish House Mafia - "Miami 2 Ibiza" (Instrumental)
Sander van Doorn - "Reach Out"
The Source feat. Candi Staton - "You Got The Love" (Acapella)
Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso, Steve Angello & Laidback Luke feat. Deborah Cox - "Leave The
5 .
Axwell - "Nothing But Love" (Remode)
6 .
Steve Angello & AN21 - "Valodja"
TV Rock - "In The Air” (Axwell remix)
8 .
Sebastian Ingrosso - "Kidsos"
Justice vs Simian - "We Are Your Friends" (Acapella)
Prok & Fitch pres. Nanchang Nancy - "Walk With Me (Axwell & Daddy's Groove Remix)"
Steve Angello - "Tivoli"
Empire Of The Sun "Walking On A Dream" (Acapella)
11 .
Benny Benassi presents The Biz - "Satisfaction"
Steve Angello & Laidback Luke feat. Robin S - "Show Me Love"
Steve Angello - "Knas"
Sebastian Ingrosso & Dirty South - "Meich"
Coldplay "Clocks"
David Guetta feat. Sebastian Ingrosso, Dirty South & Julie McKnight - "How Soon Is Now" (Main Mix)
16 .
AN21 & Max Vangeli - "Swedish Beauty"
Louie Vega & Jay ‘Sinister’ Sealee starring Julie McKnight ‘Diamond Life’ (Acapella)
Supermode - "Tell Me Why"
Adrian Lux - "Teenage Crime” (Axwell & Henrik B Remode)
Steve Angello - "Monday"
Miike Snow - "Sylvia” (Sebastian Ingrosso & Dirty South Remix)
Axwell - "I Found U" (Remode)
Daft Punk - "One More Time"
Swedish House Mafia - "One"
24 .
Swedish House Mafia feat. Pharrell - "One (Your Name)"

The Swedish House Mafia are Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso and Steve Angello.


Darlings "Big Girl" Download: Click here.

Grandchildren "Saturn Returns" Download: Click here

Grandchildren Live:
09/14 – The Grind at Clark University – Worcester, MA (w/ Dum Dum Girls)
09/20 – First Unitarian Church – Philadelphia, PA (w/ No Age)
10/08 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA (w/ Special Guests)
10/18 – Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO (w/ Seabear)
10/19 – Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT (w/ Seabear)
10/20 – Neurolux – Boise, ID – (w/ Seabear)
10/23 – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR (w/ Seabear)
10/25 – Independent – San Franciso, CA (w/ Seabear)
10/26 – Troubadour – West Hollywood, CA (w/ Seabear)
10/27 – Casbah – San Diego, CA (w/ Seabear)

Twin Shadow "Slow" Download: Click here

Darlings Bio:
Darlings are a band started by four friends in the front room of a fifth-floor walkup on Bleecker Street in New York City. It was 2007, and the group was about to be spit out from college into the real world without jobs or goals. So they picked up guitars. Spearheaded by singer/guitarist Peter Rynsky, they spent their few waning hours without responsibility banging out beer-soaked anthems of reckless abandon until the neighbors living below drummer Matt Solomon and bassist Joe Tirabassi’s apartment would call to complain. Along with guitarist/singer Maura Lynch, the group built their reputation from the ground up, steadily making a name for themselves at house parties and barely legal venues. The band released their debut album Yeah I Know on Famous Class Records in 2009. The New York Times called it "a splash of lo-fi elegance." KEXP called it "insanely catchy." Most people just think it's fun. This is a band that can define an adolescence and make a quarter-life crisis completely enjoyable. Perhaps Dusted Magazine described their music best: "Whether you grew up on the Stones, the Replacements, Pavement or the Thermals, its sloppy exuberance will resonate like an old photo of a putatively simpler time."Big Girl" is from Darlings' upcoming EP Warma, out this Fall from Famous Class Records.

New Geneva Jacuzzi Video

"Space Heater"

GENEVA JACUZZI "SPACE HEATER" from Multinauts on Vimeo.

And if you can wait - in just a lil' bit - I'll have some unreleased Geneva Jacuzzi posted on this here blog.*

*UPDATE: I'll post a few mp3s, but I waited too long and Geneva has now made the material available on her website (here).

Gang Of Four To Release New Album

The incredible Gang of Four will release their first album of new music in Sixteen years. Content features founding members Jon King and Andy Gill, with production by Gill. It will be released January 25 2011 via Yep Roc Records.

King remarked upon the content, "What we're trying to do is keep it totally stripped down, where everyone in the band makes an equally intense contribution." He added, "What I've been thrilled by over the years is that our music still seems to make sense to our audiences, however old they are, and these days they're mostly under 30. They tell us that our music means something, that it makes them want to go start a band. That amazes me. I would never have imagined when we started off that we would have this impact after such a long time."

Song titles include "Who Am I?," "You Don't Have To Be Mad," "I Can't Forget Your Lonely Face" and "I Party All The Time."

The album will be available on vinyl and cd. It will also have a Ultimate Content Can with the cd a book version of an art piece Gill and King did on ceramic tiles which depicts the last 40 years of world history, a lyric booklet, a book of Rotoscoped photographs of the band's emotions, phials of band members' blood and a scratch and sniff booklet which reflects the key areas of human activity. For updates and more information visit Gang of Four's website here.

Friday, September 10, 2010

More Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Reissues

It's the end of the Blues Explosion reissues ladies and gentlemen. The best for last? I love me some Orange!


Disc One

01. Bellbottoms
02. Ditch
03. Dang
04. Very Rare
05. Sweat
06. Cowboy
07. Orange
08. Brenda
09. Dissect
10. Blues X Man
11. Full Grown
12. Flavor
13. Greyhound
14. Showgirl
15. Miss Elaine
16. Haircut
17. Bellbottoms (original long ending rough)
18. Brenda-BX Man-78 Style-Greyhound
19. Woman Love (VPRO session)
20. Very Rare (VPRO session)

Disc Two

01. Bellbottoms (Old Rascal Mix)
02. Flavor Part 1 (Mike D)
03. Flavor Part 2 (Beck & Mike D)
04. Soul Typecast (Dub Narcotic)
05. Greyhound Part 1 (Moby)
06. Greyhound Part 2 (GZA)
07. Tour Diary (original full-length version)
08. Explo (John Oswald)
09. Blues 'XXX' Man (Pince Paul)
10. T.A.T.B. (Saints & Sinners)
11. Attack (Detroit)
12. Shakin' (Slick Sixty)
13. Lapdance (Benzel-Waters)
14. Calvin (Zebra Ranch)

ACME + ACME PLUS Track List:

Disc One

01. Calvin
02. Magical Colors
03. Do You Wanna Get Heavy?
04. High Gear
05. Talk About The Blues
06. I Wanna Make It All Right
07. Lovin' Machine
08. Bernie
09. Blue Green Olga
10. Give Me A Chance
11. Desperate
12. Torture
13. Attack
14. Right Place, Wrong Time
15. The Black Godfather
16. New Year (Destroyer)
17. Confused (Sansano)
18. Hell (Benzel-Waters)
19. Bacon (Techno Animal)
20. Lap Dance (Thirlwell)
21. Blues Power

Disc Two

01. Wait a Minute
02. Get Down Lover
03. Confused
04. Magical Colors (31 Flavors)
05. Not Yet
06. Get Old
07. Bacon
08. Blue Green Olga (Waters)
09. Heavy (Stimulated Dummies)
10. Lap Dance
11. Leave Me Alone So I Can Rock Again
12. Soul Trance
13. Electricity
14. New Year
15. Lovin' Machine (Automator)
16. Chowder
17. T.A.T.B. (Demo)
18. Hell (Zebra Ranch)
19. Torture (Waters)
20. Blues Explosion Attack (Dub Narcotic)
21. Calvin (Bagel)
22. Shhh

Sept 28 Moe’s Alley Santa Cruz, CA
Sept 29 Bimbo’s 365 Club San Francisco, CA
Sept 30 The Troubadour Los Angeles, CA
Oct 2 Matador 21 The Pearl at the Palms Las Vegas, NV
Oct 3 Belly up Tavern Solana Beach, CA

Awesome New Pop From Miss Chain and the Broken Heels

Miss Chain and the Broken Heels "Rollercoaster"

Miss Chain and the Broken Heels
On a Bittersweet Ride
(Burger Records)
Directed by Paul A. Rosales

Burger Records

Friday, September 3, 2010

Crocodiles New Album and Tour News Plus a Free EP

Crocodiles will release their new album Sleep Forever September 14. But to get you all excited they're offering free dwonloads of their new EP Fires Of Comparison via Fat Possum Records.

Download Fires of Comparison

Here's an older track called "Neon Jesus"

Fires Of Comparison Track Listing:

1) Kill Joe Arpaio
2) A House With Skin Like Yours
3) Fires Of Comparison
4) Hearts Reprise

Crocodiles Fall Tour Dates:
Sep 17 – Las Vegas NV – Neon Reverb Festival @ Aruba Showroom
Sep 20 – Chicago IL – Empty Bottle
Sep 22 – New York NY – Mercury Lounge
Sep 24 – Brooklyn NY – Glasslands
Oct 26 – Hoboken, NJ– Maxwell's
Oct 27 – Philadelphia PA – Johnny Brendas
Oct 28 – Washington DC – Rock N Roll Hotel
Oct 29 – Carrboro NC – Cat's Cradle
Oct 30 – Atlanta GA – The Earl
Oct 31 – Birmingham AL – Bottle Tree Cafe
Nov 02 – Orlando FL – The Social
Nov 03 – Miami FL – Grand Central
Nov 04 – Tallahassee FL – Engine Room
Nov 05 – New Orleans LA – One Eyed Jacks
Nov 06 – Houston TX – Mango's
Nov 07 – Austin TX – Fun Fun Festival