Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Frank Trailer Looks Amazing

Directed by Lenny Abrahamson Starring Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Scoot McNairy and Michael Fassbender FRANK is an offbeat comedy about a wannabe musician who finds himself out of his depth when he joins an avant-garde pop band led by the enigmatic Frank, a musical genius who hides himself inside a large fake head. (The Residents anyone?) Official Site Official Facebook Twitter #FRANKFILM

TRS-80 Releases Two New Videos For New Compilation

TRS-80 have released two new videos from their new album Volume One. Originally released on The Manhattan Love Machine. Music and video by Jay Rajeck. Shot the closing night at Rainbo Roller Center in Chicago on March 30, 2003. TRS-80 are a band fircely loyal to the sport of roller skating. They rock it old school. Also enjoy Backup : 01 Also from the new TRS-80 album Volume One Purchase the music at TRS-80.com. Music and video by Jay Rajeck. ©℗Vinyl International

The Best of the Specials

THE BEST OF THE SPECIALS will be available September 9 via Parlophone. Track Listing 1. "Gangsters" 2. "A Message To You, Rudy" 3. "Nite Klub" 4. "Concrete Jungle" 5. "Too Much Too Young" 6. "Blank Expression" 7. "Doesn't Make It Alright" 8. "Rude Boys Outa Jail" 9. "Rat Race" 10. "Man At C&A" 11. "Do Nothing" 12. "Stereotype/Stereotypes (Part 2)" - Medley 13. "International Jet Set" 14. "Friday Night, Saturday Morning" 15. "Why?" - Edit 16. "Ghost Town" - Extended Version 17. "What I Like Most About You Is Your Girlfriend" 18. "Racist Friend" 19. "War Crimes (The Crime Remains The Same)" - Edit 20. "Nelson Mandela" This isn;t the first "best of" for the band. In fact, this album was originally issued in 2008 as a CD/DVD set. this new, This CD only edition The Best of the Specials covers music recorded between 1979 and 1984. The Specials debut single "Gangsters," and both of The Specials' UK #1's "Too Much Too Young" (1980) and an extended version of "Ghost Town" (1981) are included on this compilation.

Dandy Warhols Announce North American Tour Dates

THE DANDY WARHOLS NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES 9/12 Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave. Nightclub 9/13 Chicago, IL @ RIOT Fest 9/14 Indianapolis, IN @ Vogue Theater 9/16 Ferndale, MI @ Magic Bag 9/17 Newport, KY @ Southgate House Revival 9/18 Washington, DC @ Black Cat 9/19 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg 9/20 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg 9/22 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club 9/23 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre Of Living Arts 9/25 Toronto, ONT @ Lee's Palace 9/26 Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues 9/27 Milwaukee, WI @Turner Hall 9/28 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown 9/30 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre 10/01 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge 10/02 Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory 10/03 Seattle, WA @ Showbox Theatre 10/04 Pioneertown, CA @ Desert Stars Festival The band recently released their first live album Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia Live At The Wonder which was recorded in their hometown of Portland, OR. at The Wonder Ballroom. Here's the video for "Bohemian Like You"

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The Hold Steady On Tour

The Hold Steady are on tour promoting their sixth full length album Teeth Dreams. The Hold Steady On Tour June 27 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summer Stage * June 28 - Huntington, NY @ Paramount Theatre * July 2 - Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall July 5 - Minneapolis, MN @ Weesner Amphitheatre July 8 - Lansing, MI @ Common Ground Music Festival July 10 - Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room July 12 - Telluride, CO @ The Ride Festival / Telluride Town Park July 14 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge July 15 - Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House July 17 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom July 18 - Seattle, WA @ The Neptune July 19 - Vancouver, BC @ River Rock Casino July 21 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall July 23 - Sacramento, CA @ Harlow's July 25 - 26 - Camden NJ @ WXPN / Wiggins Park / River stage July 27 - Edmonton, AB @ Interstellar Rodeo July 29 - Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey July 31 - Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern August 1 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory August 2 - Las Vegas, NV @ Vinyl August 4 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom August 5 - El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace August 6 - Santa Fe, NM @ Sol Santa Fe August 30 - Highmount, NY/Brooklyn @Belleayre September 5 - Richmond, VA @ Fall Line Fest / The National 6 - 7 - Boston, MA - Boston Calling Festival

Jon Hopkins Reworks We Disappear

A new video for the forthcoming Jon Hopkins single "We Disappear" has been released. It was directed by Rob Chiu and stars featured singer Lulu James. "We Disappear" feat. Lulu James is a collaborative reworking of the opening track from the Mercury-nominated, Immunity and will be available digitally and on 12" vinyl via Domino on June 30th. JON HOPKINS TOUR DATES: Sat. June 21 - Clonmellon, IE @ Body & Soul Sat. July 12 - Saugerties, NY @ The Hudson Project Sun. July 13 - Boston, MA @ The Sinclair* Thu. July 17 - New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge* Sat. July 19 - Toronto, ON @ Time Music Festival Sun. July 20 - Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival Tue. July 22 - Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound Club Wed. July 23 - Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile^ Thu. July 24 - San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine^ Sat. July 26 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echoplex^ Thu. July 31 - Miami, FL @ Bardot Sat. Aug. 2 - Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Wed. Aug. 6 - Oslo, NO @ Øya Festival Sat. Aug. 9 - Skipton, UK @ Beacons Festival Fri. Aug. 29 - Pula, HR @ Dimensions Festival Fri. Sept. 5 - Sun. Sept. 7 - Portmeirion, UK @ Festival Number 6 Sept. 19 - London, UK @ Royal Festival Hall * = w/ The Range ^ = w/ Teebs

The Ride Festival Announces Schedule w/ Spoon

The Ride Festival Announces Stage Schedule Telluride's Ride Festival main stage acts Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros, Thievery Corporation and Spoon will be joined by JJ Grey & Mofro, Joan Osborne, Lucero, The Hold Steady, Vintage Trouble, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Rival Sons, Delta Rae, The Wood Brothers, Reignwolf, White Denim, Brother and Bones, Harlem Gospel Choir, The Delta Saints, The Cold Stares, Jeffrey Foucault, Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown, West Water Outlaws, The Yawpers, and Crash. The stage schedule may be viewed www.ridefestival.com news. General Admission 2-Day Passes are available for purchase at $165 & VIP 2-Day Passes are available for $325.00 at www.ridefestival.com. Spoon is a band that never disappoints. They will release They Want My Soul (Loma Vista) on August 5. It is available for pre-order now through the usual venues. Spoon plan to play one date of the Austin City Limits Music Festival, but nothing more specific has been announced.

Arctic Monkeys Snap Out Of It

The official video for Arctic Monkeys "Snap Out of It" from their new album AM has just been released. AM is available at all of the usual outlets. Check arcticmonkeys.com for tour dates and otherinformation.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Jack White Is a Douchebag (I didn't Say It)

I bet those who regularly read this blog, and or know me personally are in shock that I typed that, but really I'm referring to someone else's opinion. As I was discussing my never ending appreciation for Jack White's music last night my friend proclaimed "Maybe, but that guy's a douchebag." Apparently many people besides my friend and probably Jason Stollsteimer (Von Bondies) seem to think so and have become particularly vocal about this opinion following White's recent Rolling Stone interview. Vocal enough to anonamously release this video: "Jack White is a Douchebag" White posted an apology to many people who may have been hurt by the recent piece in Rolling Stone Magazine, ( whose writers I collectively refer to as "douchebags"), however the full apology which was allegedly posted on White's Facebook seems to have disappeared. Parts of the message can be found on the sites of various sycophantic vultures. "Jack White Is a Douchebag" was allegedly recorded by (depending upon where you look) an anonymous couple on vacation, or by Jack Kennedy and the Douchebags, (or - just my speculation - possibly Black Keys Dan Auerbach)? I'd love to present White's response to what I consider this neither very funny nor catchy anonymous jab, but he's kind of a douchebag in that he doesn't give interviews to DIY blogs. This pettiness reminds me to remind you to pick up White's fantastic new album Lazaretto.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Good Charamel Releases Good J Rock

Indie Label Good Charamel Records Releases Good J Rock The J Rock enthusiast label is owned by Robby Takac (Goo Goo Dolls). The roster includes Shonen Knife, a band that never fails to make me happy, and believe me ladies and gentlemen, that's no easy feat. They sing about yummy food, being cats, riding bicycles, liking Redd Kross, & eating bad oysters. What more do you need? Here's "Bad Luck Song" from the new Shonen Knife album Overdrive. And here are two new videos from Good Charamel artists Molice and Pinky Doodle Poodle. Molice "Sensitive City " Pinky Doodle Poodle "Cosmic Candy" Pinky Doodle Poodle will begin their American tour June 28. Sample the wares of Good Charamel Records via the streaming music player on their website where you will also find tour dates and a link to a swanky J Rock blog. See Shonen Knife on their North American Tour beginning September 14 and check out the J Pop Summit Festival July 19&20 at Union Square in San Francisco. For more information and to purchase music visit www.goodcharamel.com

Riot Fest Announces Chicago Festival Additions

Riot Fest Announces More Chicago Festival Additions Riotfest announced new additions Primus, Tokyo Police Club, Say Anything, The Hold Steady, Frank Iero, Only Crime, Lemuria, Pity S*x, From Indian Lakes, Lucki Eck$, Tiny Moving Parts, The Bots, The Picturebooks, and Survay Says to their already amazing Chicago line-up. Festival founder Mike Petryshyn said of the Fests ten year anniversary, "This is really about thanking our fans. The work put into the lineups this year and things like the essential albums plays is for them… as clichéd as it may sound, it’s the truth. We’d be nowhere without them and maybe the way we thank them is by giving them a fest where we can all sing along.” Toronto's Riot Fest & Expo (9/6-9/7) at Downsview Park Chicago's Riot Fest & Carnival (9/12-9/14) in Humboldt Park Denver's Riot Fest & Sideshow (9/19-9/21) at May Farms TORONTO: City and Colour * Metric * The National * Billy Talent * Rise Against * The Flaming Lips * Social Distortion * Death Cab for Cutie * Death from Above 1979 * Brand New * Paul Weller * AWOLNATION * Stars * The Head and the Heart * Dropkick Murphys * Die Antwoord * Tokyo Police Club * The New Pornographers * Taking Back Sunday * Bring Me the Horizon * The Afghan Whigs * Alkaline Trio * Glassjaw * Bob Mould * Thurston Moore * Buzzcocks * Clutch * New Found Glory * Circa Survive * Manchester Orchestra * Lucero * Title Fight * Bad Suns * Citizen * Lemuria * Mounties * PUP * Nostalghia * Radkey * Rubblebucket * Pentimento * Broncho * The Hotelier * Laura Stevenson * The Beaches * Somos * Restorations * Say Yes * Seaway * Wounds * Little Big League CHICAGO: The Cure * Jane's Addiction * The National * Rise Against * Weezer * The Flaming Lips * Social Distortion * Slayer * The Offspring * Primus * Wu-Tang Clan * Descendents * Tegan and Sara * Metric * Samhain * Cheap Trick * P*ssy Riot (Nadya Tolokonnikova & Masha Alekhina) * Patti Smith * Taking Back Sunday Die Antwoord * City and Colour * Paul Weller * The Used * Bring Me The Horizon * NOFX * Dropkick Murphys * Gogol Bordello * Of Mice & Men * Mastodon * The Afghan Whigs * Naked Raygun * C*ck Sparrer * Dashboard Confessional * Superchunk * Billy Bragg * The Hold Steady * Blue Meanies * Lucero * New Found Glory * Saosin w/ Anthony Green * Say Anything * Mighty Mighty Bosstones * The Murder City Devils * Mudhoney * Failure * Tokyo Police Club * Hot Snakes * The Dandy Warhols * Thurston Moore * Circa Survive * The Get Up Kids * Motion City Soundtrack * Me First and the Gimme Gimmes * Streetlight Manifesto * Clutch * GWAR * Buzzcocks * Andrew W.K. * Bouncing Souls * Stiff Little Fingers * Face to Face * Kurt Vile & The Violators * Marky Ramone w/ the Bouncing Souls * Wavves * Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears * We Came As Romans * Senses Fail * The Orwells * ALL * Mineral * Title Fight * La Dispute * RX Bandits *Samiam * 7 Seconds *Anti-Flag * Only Crime * The Menzingers * The Front Bottoms * Silverstein * frnkiero and the cellabration * Emarosa * The Whigs * Citizen * The World is a Beautiful Place... * Bad Suns * Pity S*x * Lemuria * From Indian Lakes * The Pizza Underground * The Hotelier * Nostalghia * In The Valley Below * Radkey * Pianos Become The Teeth * Modern Baseball * I Am the Avalanche * Skaters * Laura Stevenson * Cerebral Ballzy * Red City Radio * PUP * Dads * Show You Suck * Lucki Eck$ * The Unlikely Candidates * Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas * My Gold Mask * The Bots * Tiny Moving Parts * Broncho * The American Scene * Baby Baby * Restorations * WOUNDS * Plague Vendor * Team Spirit * The Picturebooks * Somos * Survay Says! * Rose’s Pawn Shop * Chumped *Archie Powell & The Exports * Ex Friends * UR Lineup Sux Bro * Ughhh, My Parents Are Here DENVER: The Cure * The National * Rise Against * Weezer * Social Distortion * The Flaming Lips * Primus * Slayer * Sublime with Rome * Wu-Tang Clan * TV on the Radio * Descendents * A Day To Remember * NOFX * Die Antwoord * Dropkick Murphys * Bring Me the Horizon * Gogol Bordello * Violent Femmes * City and Colour * The Used * Taking Back Sunday * Manchester Orchestra * New Found Glory * Lucero * Failure * Hot Snakes * Me First and the Gimme Gimmes * Clutch * Bouncing Souls * Face to Face * Glassjaw * Buzzcocks * Dum Dum Girls * Bob Mould * Stiff Little Fingers * All * La Dispute * Mineral * We Came As Romans * The Expendables * 3OH!3 * The Menzingers * Big Freedia * The Orwells * Passafire * Larry and his Flask * Nostalgia * Skaters * In the Valley Below * Dads * Pianos Become the Teeth * I Am The Avalanche * Radkey * Cerebral Ballzy * Red City Radio * Wounds * The Unlikely Candidates * Sole and DJ Pain 1 * The Bots * Tiny Moving Parts * Plague Vendor * My Body Sings Electric Tickets for each festival are available via www.ticketfly.com.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Gregg Araki's White Bird in a Blizzard

Gregg Araki Presents White Bird in a Blizzard Written and directed by Gregg Araki, based on the novel by Laura Kasischke. The film stars Shailene Woodley, Eva Green, Christopher Meloni, Shiloh Fernandez, Gabourey Sidibe, Thomas Jane, Dale Dickey, Mark Indelicato Sheryl Lee and Angela Bassett. Magnolia Pictures will release White Bird In a Blizzard On Demand September 25 and in theaters October 24, 2014.

Criterion Releases Jacques Demy Collection

Criterion Releases Jacques Demy Collection From Criterion: French director Jacques Demy didn’t just make movies—he created an entire cinematic world. Demy launched his glorious feature film making career in the sixties, a decade of astonishing invention in his national cinema. He stood out from the crowd of his fellow New Wavers, however, by filtering his self-conscious formalism through deeply emotional storytelling. Fate and coincidence, doomed love, and storybook romance surface throughout his films, many of which are further united by the intersecting lives of characters who appear or are referenced across titles. The works collected here—made from the sixties to the eighties and ranging from musical to melodrama to fantasia—are triumphs of visual and sound design, camera work, and music, and they are galvanized by the great stars of French cinema at their centers, including Anouk, Aimée, Catherine Deneuve, and Jeanne Moreau. Collector’s Set Includes: Lola, Bay of Angels, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, The Young Girls of Rochefort, Donkey Skin, and Une Chambre En Ville. New 2K digital restorations of all six films, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks on the Blu-rays of Lola and Bay of Angels and 5.1 or 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtracks on the Blu-rays of The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, The Young Girls of Rochefort, Donkey Skin, and Une chambre en ville Two documentaries by filmmaker Agnès Varda: The World of Jacques Demy (1995) and The Young Girls Turn 25 (1993) Four short films by director Jacques Demy: Les horizons morts (1951), Le sabotier du Val de Loire (1956), Ars (1959), and La luxure (1962) Jacques Demy, A to Z, a new visual essay by critic James Quandt Archival interviews with Demy, composer Michel Legrand, and actors Jeanne Moreau, Catherine Deneuve, Jean Marais, and Jacques Perrin Once Upon a Time . . . “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg,” a 2008 documentary Episode from Behind the Screen, a 1966 series about the making of Young Girls “Donkey Skin” Illustrated, a 2008 program on the many versions of Charles Perrault’s fairy tale “Donkey Skin” and the Thinkers, a 2008 program featuring critic Camille Tabouley New conversation between Demy biographer Jean-Pierre Berthomé and costume designer Jacqueline Moreau New interviews with journalist Marie Colmant and film scholar Rodney Hill Archival audio Q&A with Demy Archival audio interviews with Legrand and Deneuve Interview with actor Anouk Aimée from 2012, conducted by Varda Interview with Varda from 2012 on the origin of Lola’s song Restoration demonstrations for Lola, Bay of Angels, Umbrellas, and Une chambre PLUS: A booklet featuring essays by critics Ginette Vincendeau, Terrence Rafferty, Jim Ridley, Jonathan Rosenbaum, Anne E. Duggan, and Geoff Andrew, and a postscript by Berthomé New covers by Jason Hardy

O.A.R. Summer Tour Dates

O.A.R. TOUR FOR NEW RELEASE THE ROCKVILLE LP O.A.R. SUMMER TOUR WITH PHILLIP PHILLIPS June 12 St. Louis, MO - Fox Theatre June 13 Kansas City, MO Crossroads June 14 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre June 15 Council Bluffs, IA Harrah's Stir Cove June 17 Columbus, OH LC Pavilion June 18 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE June 20 Cleveland, OH Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica June 21 Chicago, IL FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island June 22 Sterling Heights, MI Freedom Hill Amphitheatre June 27 Indianapolis, IN Farm Bureau Ins. Lawn at White River June 28 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center June 29 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest July 2 Lewiston, NY Art Park July 5 Gilford, NH Meadowbrook July 6 Mashantucket, CT Foxwoods Resort Casino July 10 Boston, MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion July 11 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater July 12 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center July 13 Raleigh, NC Red Hat Amphitheater July 16 Charlotte, NC Uptown Amp at the NC Music Factory July 18 Philadelphia, PA Festival Pier at Penn's Landing July 19 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion July 20 Portsmouth, VA nTelos Wireless Pavilion July 24 Glen Allen, VA Innsbrook After Hours July 25 Charleston, SC Family Circle Magazine Stadium July 26 Atlanta, GA Chastain Park Amphitheatre

Jack White Lazaretto Concert Dates & NPR Streaming Show

Jack White LAZARETTO Concert Tonight As I'm about to crack the seal on the just released Jack White Lazaretto (Ultra Lp), I'm reminded NPR will present White in concert tonight. You may watch a live video webcast from the historic Fonda Theater in Hollywood, beginning at approximately 9:45 p.m. PT (12:45 a.m. ET). Just log onto NPR.com or click here directly. Tomorrow jack will appear on Conan (TBS at 11pm ET/10pm CT). Now back to my giddy childlike glee as I crack the outer seal, grab the wax and rotate the album to see those rainbow grooves in the black vinyl that have filled me with excitement and wonder since I first discovered the power of music. The fact that this particular album plays at 45 33 and 78, the paper label is playable, and this flat edged album provides a holographic image of an angel as it spins on the turntable is entirely another matter. Lazaretto Ultra Lp Features: - 180 gram vinyl - 2 vinyl-only hidden tracks hidden beneath the center labels - 1 hidden track plays at 78 RPM, one plays at 45 RPM, making this a 3-speed record - Side A plays from the inside out - Dual-groove technology: plays an electric or acoustic intro for “Just One Drink” depending on where needle is dropped. The grooves meet for the body of the song. - Matte finish on Side B, giving the appearance of an un-played 78 RPM record - Both sides end with locked grooves - Vinyl pressed in seldom-used flat-edged format - Dead wax area on Side A contains a hand-etched hologram by Tristan Duke of Infinity Light Science, the first of its kind on a vinyl record - Absolutely zero compression used during recording, mixing and mastering - Different running order from the CD/digital version - LP utilizes some mixes different from those used on CD and digital version Jack White LAZARETTO Tour Dates: Date City Venue Country 06/10/14 Los Angeles The Fonda Theatre United States With Very Special Guests: Cold War Kids Sold Out 06/11/14 Los Angeles The Mayan United States With Very Special Guests: Cold War Kids Sold Out 06/12/14 Pomona The Fox Theater United States With Very Special Guests: Cold War Kids Sold Out 06/14/14 Manchester Bonnaroo United States Age restrictions: All Ages. 06/25/14 - 06/29/14 Somerset Glastonbury United Kingdom Time: 10:00am. 06/26/14 Dublin Royal Hospital Kilmainham Ireland Time: 8:00pm. With Very Special Guests: The Kills 06/29/14 Paris L’Olympia France Time: 8:00pm. Sold Out 06/30/14 Paris L’Olympia France Time: 8:00pm. Sold Out 07/01/14 Amsterdam Heineken Music Hall Netherlands Time: 8:00pm. 07/03/14 London Eventim Apollo United Kingdom Time: 8:00pm. 07/04/14 Gdynia Open’er Festival Poland Age restrictions: All Ages. 07/19/14 Louisville Forecastle Festival United States Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Waterfront Park. 07/20/14 St. Louis Fox Theatre United States Time: 8:00pm. 07/21/14 Milwaukee Eagles Ballroom United States Time: 8:00pm. Sold Out 07/23/14 Chicago Chicago Theatre United States Time: 8:00pm. Sold Out 07/24/14 Chicago Auditorium Theatre United States Time: 8:00pm. Sold Out 07/26/14 Newport Newport Folk Festival United States Sold Out 07/27/14 Pittsburgh Stage AE Outdoors United States Time: 8:00pm. Sold Out 07/28/14 Detroit Fox Theatre United States Time: 8:00pm. Sold Out 07/30/14 Detroit Masonic Temple Theatre United States Time: 8:00pm. Sold Out 07/31/14 Toronto Air Canada Centre Canada Time: 8:00pm. 08/01/14 - 08/03/14 Montreal Osheaga Music & Arts Festival Canada Age restrictions: All Ages. 08/18/14 Kansas City Midland Theatre United States Vault Pre-Sale at http://thirdmanstore.com/thevault 08/20/14 Morrison Red Rocks Amphitheater United States Vault Pre-Sale at http://thirdmanstore.com/thevault 08/23/14 San Francisco Bill Graham Civic Auditorium United States Vault Pre-Sale at http://thirdmanstore.com/thevault 08/25/14 Seattle Paramount Theater United States Vault Pre-Sale at http://thirdmanstore.com/thevault 08/26/14 Seattle Paramount Theater Belgium Vault Pre-Sale at http://thirdmanstore.com/thevault 08/28/14 Vancouver Deer Lake Park Canada Vault Pre-Sale at http://thirdmanstore.com/thevault 08/29/14 - 08/31/14 Edmonton Sonic Boom Canada 08/30/14 - 08/31/14 Calgary X-Fest Canada 09/14/14 Columbia Merriweather Post Pavilion United States Vault Pre-Sale at http://thirdmanstore.com/thevault 09/17/14 Boston The Bleacher Theater at Fenway Park United States Vault Pre-Sale at http://thirdmanstore.com/thevault 10/11/14 Mexico City Corona Capital Festival Mexico 10/12/14 Mexico City Corona Capital Festival Mexico 11/16/14 Brussels Forest National in Brussels, Belgium Belgium 11/16/14 Brussels Forest National in Brussels, Belgium Belgium 11/17/14 Leeds Leeds Arena United Kingdom 11/18/14 Glasgow Hydro Arena United Kingdom 11/19/14 London O2 Arena United Kingdom UPDATE: Anyone else receive the message that their download code is invalid? Kind of a bummer and no service reply via email (and they would not help me over the phone) from InfinityLightScience.com

Sunday, June 8, 2014

True Blood Season 7 Trailer

True Blood Season 7: Trailer #2 (HBO) The final season of True Blood premieres June 22 on HBO.

beat:repeat NYC Features Le Tigre

The interesting (even if you're not a gearhead) beat:repeat NYC series features the inception of the Le Tigre song Deceptacon Le Tigre's Johanna Fateman discusses creating Punk Rock DIY music with the inexpensive Alesis HR-16B

David Bowie Is Exhibit

The David Bowie Is exhibit at The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Chicago will be open to the public from September 23 2014 to January 4, 2015. " The exhibition is said to feature more than 300 objects, including photography, album artwork, handwritten lyrics, original fashions, set designs, and rare performance material from the past five decades from the David Bowie Archive. On display are more than 60 stage creations including Ziggy Stardust bodysuits (1972) designed by Freddie Buretti; Kansai Yamamoto's flamboyant attire for the Aladdin Sane tour (1973); and the Union Jack coat designed by Bowie and Alexander McQueen for the Earthling album cover (1997). Also on view is photography by Brian Duffy, Terry O'Neill, and Masayoshi Sukita; album sleeve artwork by Guy Peellaert and Edward Bell; cover proofs by Barnbrook for the latest album The Next Day (2013); visual excerpts from films and live performances, including The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) and Saturday Night Live (1979); music videos such as Boys Keep Swinging (1979) and Let's Dance (1983); and set designs created for the Diamond Dogs tour (1974). Alongside these are more personal items such as never-before-seen storyboards, handwritten set lists and lyrics, as well as some of Bowie's own sketches, musical scores, and writings, revealing the evolution of his creative ideas. MCA Curator Michael Darling says, "This exhibition portrays an artist in control of his practice who recognizes that the smallest details contribute to the overall aesthetic experience of the audience. Bowie's peerless understanding of the importance of image cultivation and reinvention make him a comfortable fit with others in the MCA Collection and exhibition history, such as Cindy Sherman and Andy Warhol--and similar to many artists working today, he has never limited himself to one area of cultural production. "Bowie Superfan tickets" are $100.00 and guarantee entry to David Bowie Is and general admission to all other MCA exhibits for the day of said ticket. This offer is available through June 10 via the MCA's David Bowie hotline at 312-397-4068, Monday through Friday 10 am - 4 pm (CST). Tickets are limited to eight per person. Regular tickets for David Bowie is are $25, which also includes general museum admission and are available July 31. This is the only exhibit that will take place in America. The MCA has extended hours during the exhibition: Mondays: CLOSED Tuesdays: 10 am - 8 pm Wednesdays: 10 am - 5 pm Thursdays: 10 am - 8 pm Fridays: 10 am - 10 pm Saturdays and Sundays: 9 am - 6 pm

Michel Gondry's Mood Indigo

Director Michel Gondry's new film Mood Indigo (L'écume des jours) stars Audrey Tautou (Amélie, Coco Before Chanel) and Romain Duris (The Beat My Heart Skipped). The story was co-written by Gondry and adapted from the book Froth on the Daydream by Boris Vian. It has won the César Award for Best Production Design. The film opened in France in April. American release dates for Mood Indigo (Drafthouse Films) should be released shortly.

The Muffs "Up Down and Around" & Whoop De Doo

"Up Down and Around" the first single from the Muffs must own forthcoming album Whoop De Doo (July 29) will be available for sale at iTunes, Amazon, etc and available on streaming services June 17. Do yourself a favor and prepare to fork out the dough for the full length album, because really - would I steer you wrong? Every track is a unique rock&roll gem. If you don't know The Muffs you would never know this album isn't a best- of compilation, but then every Muffs album plays like a "best of" album. That's a reputation to live up to and they do it (seemingly) with ease and enough hooks to make any band say "I wish we wrote that song." Welcome back The Muffs! How we've missed your snotty snarly growl, tight rhythms, pop perfection, & your punk rock energy. When Courtney Love quipped recently that she's the only one still "doing it" she forgot a few people, but never underestimate Kim Shattuck who does it right every time. Since there's no video yet I'll post "Really Really Happy" from The Muffs album of the same name which was released by Five Foot Two Records (owned by Charlotte Caffey and Anna Waronker).

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Peaches Does Herself (In Germany)

File under better late than never: The musical film Peaches Does Herself. Peaches Fucks Gender Stereotypes, Beauty Myths, and Your Mind. Directed by Peaches and featuring Dannii Daniels, adult film star Sandy Kane and Peaches. The film is currently showing in theaters in Germany. Peaches has been working on her fifth full-length album, although technically her sixth, (her first under her birth name Merrill Nisker in 1995).

David Lynch Cooks Surreal Quinoa & Has "Crazy Clown Time"

David Lynch Cooks Surreal Quinoa I want to see a David Lynch cooking show kick Guy Fieri's ass. And the David Lynch music video "Crazy Clown Time"

Soaked In Bleach (Kurt Cobain Movie)

Soaked In Bleach Release Date: 2014 Director: Benjamin Statler Cast: Daniel Roebuck, August Emerson, Sarah Scott Genre: Drama Country: USA More than twenty years after the death / tragic loss of Kurt Cobain many still question the Seattle Police Department's case conclusion of suicide. In opposition to the suicide ruling Soaked In Bleach is the second film (following director Nick Broomfield's Kurt and Courtney) to question "Who Killed Kurt Cobain?" As with Broomfield's film many in #SIB question possible motives of Cobain's widow Courtney Love. New facts observations and opinions are allegedly revealed in this forthcoming film. Specific release dates have yet to be announced. Born: Kurt Donald Cobain February 20, 1967 (Aberdeen, Washington, USA) Died: April 5, 1994 (Seattle, Washington, USA) Cobain was 27 years old. Synopsis provided by director Benjamin Statler: Soaked In Bleach reveals the events behind Kurt Cobain's death as seen through the eyes of Tom Grant, the private investigator that was hired by Courtney Love in 1994 to track down her missing husband (Kurt Cobain) only days before his deceased body was found at their Seattle home. Cobain's death was ruled a suicide by the police (a reported self-inflicted gunshot wound), but doubts have circulated for twenty years as to the legitimacy of this ruling, especially due to the work of Mr. Grant, a former L.A. County Sheriff's detective, who did his own investigation and determined there was significant empirical and circumstantial evidence to conclude that foul play could very well have occurred. The film develops as a narrative mystery with cinematic re-creations, interviews with key experts and witnesses and the examination of official artifacts from the 1994 case.

Friday, June 6, 2014

That Dog Recording New Album

Anna Waronker is hard at work recording vocals for a new That Dog album. Rachel Haden and Waronker saw to guitar tracking duties at the end of March. No further details at this time, but I hope to keep you posted.

Lars Von Trier's Nymphomaniac

Lars Von Trier's Nymphomaniac Nymph()maniac Volume I is the story of Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg), a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac who is discovered severely beaten in an alley by an older bachelor (Stellan Skarsgård), who takes her into his home.She recounts the erotic story of her adolescence and young-adulthood (via flashbacks portrayed by newcomer Stacy Martin). Volume I also stars Shia LaBeouf, Christian Slater, Uma Thurman, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Connie Nielsen and Udo Kier. Nymph()maniac: Volume II continues with Joe’s adulthood and darker complications. The film stars Jamie Bell, Willem Dafoe, Mia Goth and Jean-Marc Barr in addition to Gainsbourg, Skarsgård, Martin and LaBeouf. Nymphomaniac: Volume I On Screen Cambridge, MA: Brattle Theater Chicago, IL: Gene Siskel Film Center Daytona Beach, FL: Cinematique of Daytona Hato Rey, PR: Fine Arts Cafe Cinemas Lincoln, NE: Mary R. Ross Film Theater Norfolk, VA: Naro Expanded Cinema Opening 6/21/2014 Madison, WI: UW-Madison Cinematheque 7/3/2014 Cleveland, OH: Cleveland Cinematheque Nymphomaniac: Volume II On Screen Cambridge, MA: Brattle Theater Chicago, IL: Gene Siskel Film Center Lincoln, NE: Mary R. Ross Film Theater Miramar, PR: Fine Arts Cinemas Opening 6/21/2014 Madison, WI: UW-Madison Cinematheque 7/3/2014 Cleveland, OH: Cleveland Cinematheque

We Are the Best (Lukas Moodysson)

Sweden's Lukas Moodysson (Show Me Love, Together) returns with his tribute to pre-teen outcasts who form an all-girl Punk band. The film is playing at select theaters now and opens elsewhere June 13. Opening 6/13/2014 Austin, TX: Arbor Cinemas at Great Hills 8 Nashville, TN: Belcourt Theatre Washington, DC: E Street Cinema Ottawa, ON: Ottawa Bytowne Portland, OR: Fox Tower 10 San Diego, CA: Ken Cinema Cambridge, MA: Kendall Square Cinema 9 Columbia, MO: Ragtag Cinema Philadelphia, PA: Ritz at the Bourse Santa Fe, NM: The Screen Asbury Park, NJ: The ShowRoom Seattle, WA: Varsity Theatre 6/20/2014 Eugene, OR: Bijou Art Cinema Salt Lake City, UT: Broadway Centre Cinemas Denver, CO: Chez Artiste Albuquerque, NM: High Ridge Theatre 8 Edmonton, AB: Metro Cinema Fort Collins, CO: Lyric Cinema Cafe 2 Springfield, MO: Moxie Cinema 2 Shreveport, LA: Robinson Film Center 2 Houston, TX: Sundance Cinemas Houston Tallahassee, FL: Tallahassee Film Society / All Saints Cinema Tucson, AZ: The Loft Cinema Minneapolis, MN: Uptown Theatre Tempe, AZ: Valley Art 1 Theatre 6/23/2014 Toronto, ON: The Royal 6/24/2014 Kingston, ON: Kingston Screening Room 6/25/2014 Erie, PA: Erie Art Museum Torrance, CA: Rolling Hills 20 6/27/2014 Amherst, MA: Amherst Cinema Arts Center 3 Dallas, TX: Angelika Film Center and Cafe Providence, RI: Avon Cinema Asheville, NC: Carolina Asheville 14 Halifax, NS: Carbon Arc Cinema Co-Op Tulsa, OK: Circle Cinema Knoxville, TN: Downtown West Cinema 8 Columbus, OH: Gateway Film Center 8 Chicago, IL: Landmark's Century Centre Cinema Charlotte, NC: Manor Theatre 2 Pittsburgh, PA: Melwood Screening Room Atlanta, GA: Midtown Art Cinemas 8 Waterville, ME: Railroad Square Cinema 3 Missoula, MT: Roxy Theater Jacksonville, FL: Sun-Ray Cinema Grand Rapids, MI: Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts 6/28/2014 Vineyard Haven, MA: Martha's Vineyard Film Center 6/30/2014 Portland, ME: Space Gallery 7/4/2014 Olympia, WA: Olympia Film SocietyCapitol Theatre London, ON: London Hyland Hartford, CT: Real Art Ways Cinema 7/11/2014 Winston-Salem, NC: Aperture Cinema Ithaca, NY: Cinemapolis 5 Omaha, NE: Film Streams at the Ruth Sokolof Theater Gulf Breeze, FL: Gulf Breeze Movies 4 7/12/2014 Ooltewah, TN: Barking Legs Theater 7/18/2014 Portsmouth, NH: Music Hall 7/19/2014 Jamestown, NY: Reg Lenna Civic Center 7/20/2014 Winchester, VA: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema 8-Winchester 7/25/2014 Jefferson City, MO: Capitol City Cinema 7/30/2014 Charlottetown, PE: Exact Theater TBD 8/11/2014 Lafayette, LA: Acadiana Center for the Arts

Richard Ayoade Film The Double

File under in case you missed it: Director Richard Ayoade's film The Double stars Jesse Eisenberg & Mia Wasikowska is available on demand and itunes and is showing in select theaters. 6/13/2014 Ogden, UT: Art House Cinema 502 Lake Park, FL: Mos' Art Theatre Madison, GA: Retro Cinema & Books Bloomington, IN: Ryder Cinema Hunter, NY: The Mountain 6/18/2014 Boulder, CO: Boedecker Theater Jefferson City, MO: Capitol City Cinema 6/20/2014 Gulf Breeze, FL: Gulf Breeze Movies 4 Pittsburgh, PA: Harris Theatre Santa Fe, NM: Jean Cocteau Cinema Hartford, CT: Real Art Ways Cinema Geneva, NY: Smith Opera House Salt Lake City, UT: Tower Theatre 6/21/2014 Ooltewah, TN: Barking Legs Theater 6/23/2014 Lancaster, PA: The Ware Center/Millersville University 6/25/2014 Las Cruces, NM: Allen Cineport 10 Durango, CO: Durango Stadium 9 6/27/2014 Montgomery, AL: Capri Community Film Society 6/28/2014 Daytona Beach, FL: Cinematique of Daytona 7/4/2014 Kansas City, MO: Screenland Crown Center Theatre 7/5/2014 Nevada City, CA: Nevada Theatre 7/11/2014 Madison, WI: UW-Madison Cinematheque 7/26/2014 Williamsburg, VA: Kimball Theatre 2 7/27/2014 Winchester, VA: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema 8-Winchester 7/31/2014 Cleveland, OH: Cleveland Cinematheque

Jack White Lazaretto

Jack White continues to save Rock & Roll with his new video "Lazaretto" directed by Jonas & François. The 7” vinyl single of “Lazaretto” features the exclusive non-album b-side cover of Elvis Presley’s “Power of My Love.” White will be interviewed and perform on The Tonight Show Monday, June 9th at 11:35pm ET/PT celebrating the release of Lazaretto Tuesday June 10. Needless to say my vinyl has long been pre-ordered. and I wait with baited breath. Those who can't wait may hear the album stream via itunes. As always check Third Man Records and jackwhiteiii.com for information. Lazaretto Ultra Lp Features: - 180 gram vinyl - 2 vinyl-only hidden tracks hidden beneath the center labels - 1 hidden track plays at 78 RPM, one plays at 45 RPM, making this a 3-speed record - Side A plays from the inside out - Dual-groove technology: plays an electric or acoustic intro for “Just One Drink” depending on where needle is dropped. The grooves meet for the body of the song. - Matte finish on Side B, giving the appearance of an un-played 78 RPM record - Both sides end with locked grooves - Vinyl pressed in seldom-used flat-edged format - Dead wax area on Side A contains a hand-etched hologram by Tristan Duke of Infinity Light Science, the first of its kind on a vinyl record - Absolutely zero compression used during recording, mixing and mastering - Different running order from the CD/digital version - LP utilizes some mixes different from those used on CD and digital version.

Sunlight Jr.

Sunlight Jr. directed by Laurie Collyer appears tonight on Showtime and is available on Xfinity On Demand (with Showtime Subscription). The film stars Naomi Watts, Matt Dillon, and Norman Reedus among others.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014


Beloved underground electronica band TRS-80 has remastered their early works on all formats including (for the very first time) vinyl via the very cool indie label Vinyl International. VOLUME ONE Vinyl LP + Download $16 NEW! SKY SAILOR EP - w/ Daft Punk & Ariel Pink - 10" Electric Blue Vinyl + Download $20 LIMITED STOCK HORIZONS - LP + Download $16 THE NEW YOU EP - Blue or Clear 12" Vinyl EP + Download + Poster $14 I'm rocking out to their incredible album Demixes which, along with the above may be purchased via iTunes | Spotify | eMusic | Amazon | CD | Google Play Unfamiliar? Check out TRS-80 "Naturescent"

Kim Gordon is Cooler Than You

Kim Gordon is cooler than you. Probably you too. Definitely me. Kim Gordon does her own heartfelt and fucking fearless interpretation of Nirvana's "Aneurysm" at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (2014) with a shout out to Frances "Bean" Cobain.

New Robyn Hitchcock Album and Interview

Look out for a new Robyn Hitchcock compilation album The Man Upstairs via Yep Roc August 26. Here's a taste of what's to come as Hitchcock covers "The Ghost In You" (originally recorded by The Psychedelic Furs). The album art was done by fellow musician Gillian Welch. The Man Upstairs brings Hitchcock together with producer Joe Boyd (Nick Drake, Fairport Convention) and was mixed and recorded in six days. It includes a Roxy Music cover, new material, and older rarities. Boyd suggested what he called "a Judy Collins album such as Elektra would have released in 1967," meaning "part well-known favorites, personal discoveries, and part originals." In addition to The Psychedelic Furs, Hitchcock provides his take on Roxy Music's "To Turn You On," and The Doors' "The Crystal Ship." Also included are lesser known tracks from contemporaries such as "Ferries" by I Was a King (featuring the Norwegian combos Anne Lise Frøkedal contributing guitar and vocal harmonies), and Grant-Lee Phillips "Don't Look Down." For his part Hitchcock seems amply pleased with the Boyd collaboration commenting, "I've always wanted to make a folk record produced by Joe Boyd and now I have. Thank you, universe!" Two intimate gigs have been scheduled: June 20th at Santa Monica's famous McCabe's Guitar Shop and Seattle's Columbia City Theater on June 23rd. North American Tour dates should be announced shortly. A 4th grade music class from Hillsborough, NC, interviewed Hitchcock for their weekly WOCS podcast. Here's an excerpt:

Monday, June 2, 2014

The Muffs New Album & Live Dates

The Muffs are playing a few shows in support of their awesome upcoming album Whoop Dee Doo (Burger Records & Cherry Red) to be released July 29. The group is comprised of Kim Shattuck (lead vocals & guitar), Ronnie Barnett (bass & backing vocals) & Roy McDonald (drums). Whoop Dee Doo is the first full length album of new material for The Muffs in a decade. Welcome back Muffs, we've missed you. Listen to the new song "Up and Down Around" "here. Live Dates: Sunday, July 6 - Oakland, CA @ Burger Boogaloo (Mosswood Park) Saturday, July 26 - San Diego, CA @ The Casbah Saturday, Aug. 2 - Santa Ana, CA @ Burger a-Go-Go (The Observatory) *Previous Highland Park show June 21st canceled! The Muffs Online: "The Muffs Twitter. "The Muffs blog. "The Muffs Facebook.