Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Sucker Punch

Sucker Punch: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will be available next Tuesday March 22.

Track Listing:

1. "Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)" - Emily Browning
2. "Army Of Me (Sucker Punch Remix)" - Björk featuring Skunk Anansie
3. "White Rabbit" - Emiliana Torrini
4. "I Want It All"/"We Will Rock You" Mash-Up - Queen w/ Armageddon Aka Geddy
5. "Search And Destroy" - Skunk Anansie
6. "Tomorrow Never Knows" - Alison Mosshart and Carla Azar
7. "Where Is My Mind?" - Yoav featuring Emily Browning
8. "Asleep" - Emily Browning
9. "Love Is The Drug" - Carla Gugino and Oscar Isaac

** Watch the "Sucker Punch" trailer at www.sucker-punch-movie.com

Ferris Bueller Goes Indie

Nikki Sixx Shocks With , Erm, Shocking Photos

Wow Nikki Sixx discovered Joel-Peter Witkin. I remember 1994.

Here's a story about Nikki Sixx and his current rebel stance on facebook:
Toronto Sun

Silly Nikki, you can't post naked fat women on Facebook. Didn't we learn from the banned Lane Bryant bra commercial that no one likes that? And those women were clothed and normal sized.

Oh and by the way, Motley Crue amd Poison are touring together. But the part that bugs me is that The New York Dolls are opening for them.

1 East Rutherford NJ US The Bamboozle Festival @ NewMeadowlands Sports Complex
24 Mexico City MX Palacio de los Deportes (The Sports Palace)
26 Monterrey MX Teatro Banamex (Banamex Theatre)
27 Guadalajara US Arena VFG

7 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
9 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
10 Houston, TX Toyota Center
12 Albuquerque, NM Hard Rock Pavilion
14 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
15 San Francisco, CA Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
17 Phoenix, AZ Desert Sky Pavilion
18 Las Vegas, NV Venue TBD
19 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheater
21 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
22 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
24 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
25 Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center
26 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
28 Toronto, ON Molson Ampitheater
29 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre

1 Tinley Park, IL FMB Amphitheater
2 Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center
3 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
5 Hollywood, FL Seminole Hard Rock Live Arena
6 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum
8 Biloxi, MS Mississippi Coast Coliseum
9 Pelham, AL Verizon Wireless Music Center (Mötley Crüe & NY Dolls Only)
10 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood
12 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
13 Hershey, PA Star Pavilion at Hershey Park
15 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
16 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
19 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
20 Uniondale, NY Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
22 Darien Lakes, NY Darien Lakes Performing Arts Center
23 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
24 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
27 Cheyenne, WY Frontier Days (Mötley Crüe Only)
29 Youngstown, OH Covelli Centre
30 Frederick, MD Outlaw Jam 2011
31 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain

5 Tomah, WI Fort MCoy

Klaus Beyer

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Third Man Records Rolling Record Mobile Stops at SXSW

In case you haven't heard, the folks at Third Man Records are driving people far away from their sweet sweet goodies crazy yet again. The label has a rolling record store chock full o' limited editions and other treats for good little boys and girls.

The label promises opening day will be "something special" so get there early for the unveiling at noon. And 3pm brings a We Are Hex DJ set and Tri-Color versions
of their 7" debut.

A list of their scheduled locations:
March 16th - 4th and Colorado (next to Frank)
March 17th - Waterloo Records
March 18th - 4th and Colorado (next to Frank)
March 19th - Rainy St. and Driscoll
Open daily from 12-5pm and 7-10pm

Just in case they have more up their sleeves, follow their twitter for more announcements @ThirdManRRS.

And if you happen to be at SXSW here's a list of Third Man Performers:

Saturday, March 20
Rachael Ray's Feedback Day Party at Stubbs

Thursday, March 17
1:00pm - Waterloo Performance
1:15am - Domino/Emo's Jr. Performance

Saturday, March 19
7:00pm - Headlining the Consequence of Sound day party at Larimer Lounge

Wednesday, March 16
2:00 PM - eMusic Party @ Beauty Bar, 617 E. 7th St, Austin, TX 78701

Thursday, March 17
3:10 PM - PreFixMag.com Party @ 501 Studios, 501 Brushy St, Austin, TX 78702
4:30 PM – Thrasher/Impose Magazine Party @ Scoot Inn, 1308 E. 4th St,
Austin, TX 78702

Friday, March 18
3:30 PM - Volcom Party @ Jackalope, 404 E. 6th St, Austin, TX 78701
10:00 PM - Vice/Noisey.com Party @ Kiss N Fly, 404 Colorado St (@ 5th St),
Austin, TX 78701

Saturday, March 19
11:00 PM - Panache Booking Party @ The Mohawk, 912 Red River St, Austin, TX

Tuesday, March 15
12:00am - Frank

Wednesday, March 16
The Badlands (time TBA) | Elysium (SXSW Offical 12AM)

Thursday, March 17
Gueros (time 12PM) | Hole in the Wall (time 8PM)

Friday, March 18th
Habana Bar (SXSW Offical 1AM) | Peckerhead's (time TBA) | Red Eyed Fly (time

Tuesday, March 15
11:00pm - Panache Pre-SXSW Party At Scoot Inn, 1308 E. 4th Street (Inside

Wednesday, March 16th
4:45pm - AnSo SXSW Party At Spider House, 2908 Fruth Street

Thursday, March 19th
1:00pm - Brooklyn Vegan Day Party At Barbarella, 615 Red River Street
3:00pm - Strange Boys Party At Trailer Space, 401 Rosewood Avenue
12:00am - Pinpoint Music Unofficial Show At Lanai Rooftop Lounge, 422
Congress Avenue

Friday, March 18th
2:25pm - Stay Gold Show At The Eastern, 1511 E. 6th Street
4:30pm - My Old Kentucky Blog Party At Peckerheads, 402 E. 6th Street
7:45pm - Austin Psych Fest Show At Spider House, 2906 Fruth Street

Saturday, March 19th
3:30pm - Psychic Lunch At Spider House, 2906 Fruth Street
9:40pm - Panache Booking SXSW Showcase At Mohawk, 912 Red River Street
(Inside Stage)

Sunday, March 20th
3:30pm Panache Hangover Party At Beerland, 711 Red River Street

Ben Allison to Collaborate With Robert Pinsky

Bassist and composer Ben Allison has announced performances to support his 10th album, Action-Refraction, which will be released April 12th via Palmetto. Action-Refraction marks Allison's first album of covers, and it features songs by such artists as PJ Harvey, Donny Hathaway, and Neil Young. Additionally he will have an ongoing 2011 Tuesday night workshop at Kush on NYC's Lower East Side.

Ben Allison and his trio will perform live with Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky at the New School’s Celebration Film Noir on April 5th. Allison has also been collaborating with legendary performance artist Joey Arias, in preparation for a Town Hall show April 21st.

Allison said of the project, “Artistically, Pinsky and Arias seem to be polar opposites – Poet Laureate and Downtown Diva. But both are extraordinary communicators who use words and music to get to something that’s personal and all-embracing. The freeform elements of music and poetry, and music and performance art all seem to flow from the same impulse and fit together in my mind. Robert is "America’s civic poet." Joey is a larger-than-life icon of the NYC art scene. What they have in common is a dedication to bringing their art to the public and putting themselves out there. I feel equally at home working with both of them and love the challenge and range of expression.”

April 5 @ The New School, 8pm / Ben Allison Trio
‘A Celebration of Film Noir’ with Roberty Pinsky, Frank Kimbrough & Rudy Royston
April 6 @ Jazz at Lincoln Center, 7pm / Ben Allison
Listening Party for ‘Action-Refraction’ and Q&A with Ken Druker
April 12 & 13 @ Jazz Standard, 7:30pm & 9pm / Ben Allison Band
Album Release Parties for ‘Action-Refraction’
April 21 @ Town Hall, 8pm
Joey Arias & Ben Allison
April 19 & 26 @ Kush, 8pm / Ben Allison Trio
Ongoing 2011 Tuesday Workshop Residency (191 Chrystie)

Visit Ben Allison's website for more information.

Times New Viking

Here's the new video from Times New Viking "Hello, we are Times New Viking from Columbus, Ohio" from the album Dancer Equired, available April 26.

Times New Viking from Merge Records on Vimeo.

Download "No Room To Live."

TImes New Viking On the Road:
03/17 Austin, TX Pitchfork Party @ East Side Drive Inn, 4:15pm
03/18 Austin, TX Ground Control Touring @ Urban Outfitters, 4pm
03/18 Austin, TX Merge Label Showcase @ The Parish, 7:30pm
03/19 Austin, TX Home Slice Pizza, 2:20pm
03/22 Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge *
03/23 Asheville, NC Grey Eagle *
* = w/ Wild Flag
# = w/ King Tuff, JEFF The Brotherhood

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Primus On Tour

Primus will release an as yet untitled album this summer, and have announced tour dates.

Primus tour dates:

3/18 -- Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst
5/19 - Indianapolis, IN - Murat Theater
5/20 - Memphis, TN - Minglewood Hall
5/21 - Gulf Shores, AL - Hangout Festival
5/23 - Houston, TX - Verizon Wireless Theater
5/24 - Austin, TX - Stubb's
5/25 - Dallas, TX - Palladium
5/27 - Fayettevile, AR - Arkansas Music Pavilion
5/28 - Omaha, NE - Downtown Benson St
5/29 - St. Louis, MO - Pageant
5/31 - Raleigh, NC - Memorial Auditorium
6/01 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore
6/03 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live
6/04 - Miami, FL - The Fillmore
6/07 - Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall
6/08 - Jacksonville, FL - Florida Theatre
6/09 - Charleston, SC - N. Charleston Performing Arts Center
6/10 - Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival

Le Tigre Documenatry: Who Took the Bomp?

The documentary Who Took the Bomp? Le Tigre On Tour directed by Kerthy Fixwill be available on dvd June 7.

Who Took the Bomp?
- The film tour:
3/17: Austin, TX @ State Theatre, 6:15pm
3/19: Austin, TX @ Vimeo Theatre, 2:30pm
03/23: Brooklyn, NY @ St. Francis College
(Q&A feat. Johanna Fateman and Kerthy Fix to follow screening)
03/27: Melbourne, VIC, Australia @ Melbourne Queer Film Festival
4/4: New York, NY @ MoMA, 7 PM
(Q&A feat. Johanna Fateman & Kathleen Hanna to follow screening)
04/12: Cologne, Germany @ International Women's Film Festival
04/16: Orlando, FL @ Florida Film Festival
04/27: Boston, MA @ Independent Film Festival Boston
05/06: Vancouver, BC @ DOXA
05/27: Mexico City, Mexico @ Distrital Film Festival
(Q&A feat. Kerthy Fix to follow screening)
06/28: Barcelona, Spain @ Barcelona Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

Induct Big Star Into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

Sign a petition to induct Big Star into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by clicking here.

Here's just one of their genius songs "September Girls."

Read my review of the band's amazing and necessary box set here.

Submarine Trailer

This British film directed by Richard Ayoade (The IT Crowd, Garth Marenghi, Mighty Boosh), based upon the book by Joe Dunthorne, looks gorgeous. I can't wait to see it. Although it's likely I may have to purchase the dvd unless there's enough buzz to get it to play an art cinema here.

Tim Hecker

Here's some ambient to love - Tim Hecker "Hatred Of Music I" from Ravedeath, 1972 on Kranky.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Mi Ami - "Dolphins"

Download: Mi Ami - "Dolphins" (Ital Remix) here.

Mi Ami - Dolphins 12" - Out March 15, limited to 750 copies, now avaiable for pre-order

Awesome Sexy Sax Prank

Not since the sax guy in Lost Boys have I been so amused.

Noel Fielding does "Wuthering Heights"

Noel Fielding channeling Kate Bush...

Toro Y Moi North American Tour

Toro Y Moi have announced North American tour dates:
03/12 Atlanta, GA Drunken Unicorn*
03/13 New Orleans, LA The Saturn Bar*
03/14 Houston, TX Fitzgeralds*
03/15 Pharr, TX @ Jagz*$
03/16 Austin, TX Fader Fort, 1:30pm
03/16 Austin, TX Force Field PR / Terrorbird 4th Annual Day Party @ Red 7 Patio, 4:30pm
03/17 Austin, TX Carpark Showcase @ 512 Bar, 1:00am
03/17 Austin, TX DMX Party @ Volstead Lounge, 5:00pm
03/17 Austin, TX Waterloo Records, 1:30pm
03/18 Austin, TX Gorilla Vs. Bear @ Klub Krucial, 10:15pm
03/18 Austin, TX The Windish Agency Party @ Emo's, 2:15pm
03/18 Austin, TX Pitchfork Party @ The East Side Drive In, 6:15pm
03/19 Dallas, TX Club Dada*
03/20 El Paso, TX Lowbrow Palace*^
03/21 Tempe, AZ Sail Inn*^$
03/22 Costa Mesa, CA Detroit Bar*
03/23 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour*
03/24 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall*
03/25 Portland, OR Doug Fir*
03/26 Kennewick, WA The Red Room*^
03/27 Seattle, WA Crocodile*
03/28 Vancouver, BC Biltmore ^
03/30 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge #
03/31 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge #
04/01 Kansas City, MO Riot Room #
04/02 Omaha, NE Slowdown Jr. #
04/03 Minneapolis, MN 7th St. Entry #
04/04 Northfield, MN The Cave ^
04/05 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle #
04/06 Bloomington, IN The Bishop #^
04/07 Toronto, ON Wrongbar #
04/08 Montreal, QC La Sala Rossa #
04/09 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall #
04/10 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg #
04/11 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom #
04/12 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church #
04/13 Baltimore, MD Talking Head #^
04/14 Washington, DC Rock N Roll Hotel #
04/15 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506 #^
04/16 Columbia, SC Indie Grits Film Festival
04/23 Honolulu, HI Next Door

Here's the newest video by Toro Y Moi, "New Beat," from Underneath the Pine.

Toro Y Moi - "New Beat" (Official Video) from Urban Outfitters on Vimeo.

Toro Y Moi / Cloud Nothings Split 7" available Mar. 29 fromCarpark.

1. "I Will Talk to You" (Toro Y Moi)
2. "For No Reason" (Cloud Nothings)

Woods to Release New Album, Tour

Woods will release their new album, Sun & Shade, June 14 on their own Woodsist record label.

Here's the video for an older track "To Clean"

Woods On Tour 2011:
14/03/11 : Hare & Hounds - Birmingham
15/03/11 : The Deaf Institute - Manchester
16/03/11 : Bush Hall - London
17/03/11 : La Maison des Musiques - Brussel
18/03/11 : Cafe de la Danse - Paris
19/03/11 : Klub Radar @ Tivoli - Utrecht
20/03/11 : Vera - Groningen
21/03/11 : Comet Club - Berlin
22/03/11 : Molotow - Hamburg
23/03/11 : Loppen - Copenhagen
24/03/11 : Pusterviksbaren - Gothenburg
25/03/11 : Revolver - Oslo
26/03/11 : Club What We Do Is Secret @ Strand - Stockholm
27/03/11 : Kuudes Linja - Helsinki

Friday, March 11, 2011


Here's the video for "Black Rabbit" by Pujol. It was directed by Stewart Copeland and the 7" is available via Third Man Records.

I love it! I just bought the EP Alive at the Same Time from itunes. The band has several groovy 7" available from various sites, including the February release "Bonedaddy" from Jeffrey Drag Records. There's a Christmas song and colored vinyl from Turbo Time Records. Check out Pujol's myspace page for more information and links here.

Here's a live video from Pujol "Butterfly Knife"

Thanks to youtube user iammjlo fo posting!

Mandy & Jason

Mandy & Jason "Built On the Sun" (featuring the smooth and sweet vocals of Garbo's Daughter's Mandy Mullins), from their self titled album available from the always groovy Burger Records.

Vivian Girls Extend Tour and Bring On No Joy As Support

Vivian Girls have extended their tour in support of their new release Share the Joy (April 12) and have added the band No Joy as openers.
Download the MP3 for the single "I Heard You Say" for free.

Vivian Girls On Tour 2011:
Tue-Apr-05 Asheville, NC Sage Café / Warren Wilson College
Wed-Apr-06 Carrboro, NC Cat's Cradle
Thu-Apr-07 Baltimore, MD Ottobar
Fri-Apr-08 Washington, DC Black Cat
Sat-Apr-09 Philadelphia, PA The Trocodero
Mon-Apr-11 Annandale-on-Hudson, NY SMOG / Bard College
Tue-Apr-12 New York, NY Webster Hall
Wed-Apr-13 Providence, RI The Met Café
Thu-Apr-14 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
Fri-Apr-15 Montreal, QC Le National
Sat-Apr-16 Toronto, ON Pheonix Concert Theatre
Sun-Apr-17 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
Tue-Apr-19 Columbus, OH Outland Live
Wed-Apr-20 Newport, KY Southgate House
Thu-Apr-21 St Louis, MO The Firebird
Fri-Apr-22 Chicago, IL Logan Square Auditorium
Sat-Apr-23 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater
Sun-Apr-24 Northfield, MN The Cave / Carleton College
Mon-Apr-25 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room
Tue-Apr-26 Kansas City, MO The Beaumont Club
Wed-Apr-27 Dallas, TX The Loft
Thu-Apr-28 Austin, TX Emo's
Sun-May-01 Los Angeles, CA The Echo / Part Time Punks
Mon-May-02 San Diego, CA Casbah
Tue-May-03 Santa Barbara, CA Muddy Waters
Wed-May-04 San Francisco, CA Rickshaw Stop
Fri-May-06 Seattle, WA Vera Project
Sat-May-07 Vancouver, BC The Biltmore
Sun-May-08 Portland, OR Holocene
Wed-May-11 Salt Lake City, UT Kilby Court
Thu-May-12 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge
Fri-May-13 Lawrence, KS Jackpot Music Hall
Sat-May-14 Bloomington, IN Max's Place
Sun-May-15 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop
4/6 - 4/29 supporting Black Lips
5/2 - 5/15 with No Joy

Thao and Mirah West Coast Tour

Thao and Mirah will be touring in support of their upcoming album Thao & Mirah
which will be available April 26.

May 2011
1 - Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour - w/ Led to Sea
2 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Soho - w/ Led to Sea
3 - Oakland, CA @ The New Parish - w/ Led to Sea
5 - Vancouver, BC, Canada @ The Biltmore - w/ Led to Sea
6 - Bellingham, WA @ WWU - w/ The New Pornographers
7 - Seattle, WA @ Crocodile - w/ Led to Sea
8 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom - w/ Led to Sea
9 - Olympia, WA @ Northern - w/ Led to Sea

Thao & Mirah "How Dare You" from Yours Truly on Vimeo.

Mountains To Release New Abum and Plot Short Tour

Mountains will release their new album Air Museum May 10 via Thrill Jockey.

Air Museum's information:
Air Museum blurs the lines between acoustic and electronic music even more without sacrificing melody or the delicacy of their sound. It is an album of firsts. It was the first album that the acoustic instruments were not processed via a computer. Instead, the processing of the instrumentation (acoustic and electric guitar, cello, accordion, piano, bass etc.) was done using a variety of pedals, modular synths, and other analog techniques. While acoustic instruments were used extensively, the album manifests itself sonically as their most "electronic" record yet. Air Museum is also their first record that was made in a studio. Working in the studio expanded their possibilities, giving more room for experimentation. While much of the album was recorded in real time with minor editing, the band took the opportunity to utilize the studio as an instrument of sorts, investing a great amount of time in customizing their approach to post-production. Air Museum was recorded at Telescope Recording, in Brooklyn, New York, between December 2010 and January 2011, with the exception of "Blue Lanterns On East Oxford" which was recorded in Philadelphia in the spring of 2010 and "Live At The Triple Door", an edit of a live performance that took place in Seattle at the 2009 Decibel Festival.

Air Museum track list:
01. January 17
02. Thousand Square
03. Newsprint
04. Sequel
05. Blue Lanterns on East Oxford
06. Backwards Crossover
07. Live at the Triple Door

Mountains On Tour:
Mar 28 Pittsburgh, PA The Shop
Mar 29 Lafayette, IN The Black Sparrow
Mar 30 Iowa City, IA Mission Creek Festival
Mar 31 Chicago, IL The Hideout w/Zomes, The Skull Defekts
Apr 1 Detroit, MI Museum of Contemporary Art
Apr 2 Buffalo, NY Soundlab w/Zomes, The Skull Defekts
Apr 3 Wilkes-Barre, PA The Crimson Lion Lounge

Mountains' critivally acclaimed debut record Choral sold through three LP pressings and was one of Thrill Jockey's best selling releases of 2009.

New Smurfs Movie Trailer