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Wednesday, February 28, 2007


The Datsuns website has finally revealed a release date for their new album ...

"The new album Smoke & Mirrors is due for release in the USA early April. "

I really think they need a new distributor. This album has been out in the UK since November.

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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

The Mars Volta on TV

The Mars Volta
perform LIVE
on the Henry Rollins Show
on IFC

air date: April 27th

(the performance is 13 minutes long)

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Portishead Live Photos

Portishead just played a "secret" gig in the UK and there's a nice set of pictures on a flickr page here. Apparently they played some unreleased material that will probably show up on their rumored forthcoming album.

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Monday, February 26, 2007

New Releases For March 6

Tomorrow sucks for new music coming out, so I'm skipping a bit ahead for next week's releases. There's a lot of good stuff, so let's get to it ...

Air - Pocket Symphony
Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
Bright Eyes - Four Winds SINGLE
Johnny Cash - Cash: Ultimate Gospel
John Frusciante - Ataxia II
Revolting Cocks - Cocktail Mixxx
Sevendust - Alpha
Son Volt - The Search
The Stooges - The Weirdness
Amon Tobin - Foley Room

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Friday, February 23, 2007

'Tortoise' US Tour

The experimental rockers will start out in Columbus, Ohio on June 14 and head to Tennessee for a stop at the Bonnaroo Festival the following day.

The tour dates are:

Columbus Ohio Wexner Center (June 14)
Manchester Tennessee Bonnaroo Festival (15)
Lawrence Kansas Granada Theatre (with Hot Chip) (16)
Denver Bluebird Theatre (18)
Phoenix Rhythm Room (20)
San Francisco Independent (22)
San Francisco Independent (23)
Seattle Neumos (26)
Chicago Metro (July 1)
Toronto Lee's Palace (3)
Boston Museum of Fine Art (5)
New York Webster Hall (8)

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Monday, February 19, 2007

New Releases Feb. 20

Arab Strap - Ten Years of Tears
Explosions in the Sky - All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone
The Frames - The Cost
Fu Manchu - We Must Obey
Hot Cross - Risk Revival
M. Ward - To Go Home
Sonic Youth - The Destroyed Room: B-Sides And Rarities
Trans Am - Sex Change

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SXSW Schedule

The daily music schedule is up now ...



Friday, February 16, 2007

Some Live Footage For FRIDAY

Muse is incredible live and I highly recommend checking them out. So here's my pick for your viewing pleasure today....

Great News!!

2 singers decided to call it quits today.

Ian Astbury quit "Riders On The Storm" to return to The Cult. I'm a big Cult fan and hope they can put out another great album (somewhere in the area between "Love" and "Electric"). I think Ian needs to give Rick Rubin a ring.

And lastly, Chris Cornell quit Audioslave. I am all for this. He has been woosin' up Audioslave for too long. Now he can focus on pussifyin' his solo career.

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Thursday, February 15, 2007

New QOTSA Album This Summer

Queens Of The Stone Age put a post on their site about their new album:

The record is called Era Vulgaris.
It's coming out in June.

Your fake track lists makes the Dr. laugh like a little girl.

Into the Hollow
Sick, Sick, Sick
Misfit Love
Battery Acid

Could be song titles. or could not.

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Tuesday, February 13, 2007

New Dinosaur Jr Song

Pitchfork has come across a new track from their upcoming album "Beyond"...

"While the album's press release promises an album "not of nostalgia," album opener "Almost Ready" is totally nostalgic, steeped in early 90s college rock sounds-- which is fitting, since for many of us, the early 90s college sound was Dinosaur Jr."

Continue story here to download the song.

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Thursday, February 08, 2007

SXSW Lineup

SXSW has finally posted their exhaustive (HOLY SHIT MY EYES ARE BLEEDING AND I'M ONLY IN THE D's!!!!) list here. Some blurbs of who/where of late are:

** Friday, March 16th - The Good, the Bad and the Queen at Stubb's

** Friday, March 16th (Hosted by David Cross) with: Les Savy Fav, The Black Angels, Gossip, Dead Meadow, Erase Errata, David Vandervelde, Matt & Kim, Danava, Brother Reade, Spindrift + special guest + Andrew WK discussing stuff.

** Friday, March 16th - Public Enemy and Ozomatli headline a free show on the Town Lake Stage at Auditorium Shores

** Friday, March 16th-
Le Tigre, Death & Taxes Magazines, and Hot Freaks Present Insound SXSW w/ Shout Out Out Out, Pelican, Walter Meego, Black Lips & Apes and Androids **

@ Club Deville- 900 Red River, Austin, TX.
Noon-6pm, $3 at door. Free beer & bbq.

** Saturday, March 17 (Hosted by Patton Oswalt) with: The Walkmen, Sloan, The Black Lips, The Ponys, Fucked Up, Deerhunter, Fatal Flying Guiloteens, Ladyhawk, The Carbonas, The Cubical + two headliners that will be announced next week.

** Saturday, March 17 - Mastodon, Against Me!, the Riverboat Gamblers and more at Auditorium Shores (FREE)

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Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Cat Power in NYC

Pitchfork has a few photos of Chan from one of her string of shows in NYC last week.

"Chan Marshall performed at New York's Museum of Modern Art as part of a PopRally 'Happening' celebrating multimedia artist Doug Aitken's new video piece, sleepwalkers. Projected onto one of the MoMA's outside walls, sleepwalkers features Marshall, Seu Jorge, and others taking "nocturnal journeys" (that was the sound of your mind sloshing around in the gutter) and will be on display through February 20."

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Monday, February 05, 2007

Releases This Week ...

Bloc Party - A Weekend in the City
Pelican - After The Ceiling Cracked
Various Artists - 8-Bit Operations: A Tribute To Kraftwerk

Friday, February 02, 2007

Meat Beat Manifesto Album Update

MBM site had this to say ... "Jack has just about finished recording the album. Last week he had Z-Trip up to the studio to guest on the album. Suffice to say given today's date it is unlikely that the album will now be out in the Spring as we'd hoped but early Summer is very likely!"

On another note ... Meat Beat Manifesto won the award for best electronic act in the 17th Annual SF Weekly Music Awards.

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