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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

New Releases ...

Ryan Adams - Easy Tiger
Bad Brains - Build a Nation
Beastie Boys - The Mix-Up
Frank Black - 93-03
Echo & The Bunnymen - Dancing Horses DVD
Social Distortion - Greatest Hits


Friday, June 22, 2007

Pelican Summer Tour

Pelican will be rockn' out with the cock out this summer. If you haven't seen them live, don't miss these dates. They're stopping in town at Emo's Jr on August 4. And if you haven't picked up the new album (City Of Echoes), you're stupid. Tour dates below ...

Jul 1 2007 8:00P - Eurockeennes Fesival Belfort, FR
Jul 2 2007 8:00P - Feierwerk Munich, DE
Jul 3 2007 8:00P - Garage Saarbrucken, DE
Jul 4 2007 8:00P - Club Schocken Stuttgart, DE
Jul 6 2007 8:00P - EvreuxRock Dans Tous ses Etats Festival Evreux, FR
Jul 8 2007 8:00P - Roskilde Festival Roskilde, DK
Jul 9 2007 8:00P - Molotow Club Hamburg, DE
Jul 19 2007 8:00P - Grog Shop Cleveland, Ohio
Jul 20 2007 9:00P - Mohawk Place Buffalo, New York
Jul 21 2007 8:00P - Lees Palace Toronto, Ontario
Jul 22 2007 8:30P - Main Hall Montreal, Quebec
Jul 23 2007 8:00P - The Middle East Cambridge, Massachusetts
Jul 24 2007 8:00P - Bowery Ballroom New York, New York
Jul 25 2007 8:00P - Luna Lounge Brooklyn, New York
Jul 26 2007 8:00P - First Unitarian Church Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jul 27 2007 8:00P - Ottobar Baltimore, Maryland
Jul 28 2007 9:00P - Black Cat Washington, Washington DC
Jul 29 2007 8:00P - Alley Katz Richmond, Virginia
Jul 30 2007 9:00P - Cat's Cradle Carrboro, North Carolina
Jul 31 2007 8:00P - Drunken Unicorn Atlanta, Georgia
Aug 1 2007 10:00P - 40 Watt Club Athens, Georgia
Aug 3 2007 10:00P - Spanish Moon Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Aug 4 2007 10:00P - Emo's Jr Austin, Texas
Aug 5 2007 10:00P - Hailey's Denton, Texas


Day of Silence

On June 26, major webcasters such as Live365.com, Pandora.com, AccuRadio.com, and popular Santa Monica, California-based KCRW are among those who will silence their feeds for 24 hours in a show of solidarity against the upcoming July 15 rate hike on net radio royalties. Though regular programming will indeed be interrupted, the broadcasters won't simply be broadcasting silence; many stations will run intermittent PSAs detailing the current plight of net radio interspersed with ambient noise to give listeners an idea of what they'll be hearing should the royalty increases stand. KCRW is producing an hour-long program pleading the case of net radio entitled "D-Day for Webcasters," which they plan to loop all day Tuesday. Additional broadcasters will continue to be added to the roster of supporters for this day of silence.

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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Summer Shows Vol. 2

July 14 - Gomez @ Emo's
July 19 - Murphy's Law @ Emo's
July 19 - DJ Spooky @ The Parish
July 20 - Tia Carrera @ Waterloo Records
July 26 - Grimy Styles @ Emo's
July 26 - Travis @ Stubb's
July 28 - 2nd Annual Funkfest @ La Zona Rosa

Noise Conspiracy

International Noise Conspiracy have finished recording their forthcoming (untitled) album...

"We finished recording the new album some weeks back, and now were eagerly awaiting results from the mixing sessions. The songs feel inspiring and fun, and we've already tried some of them out live. For anyone wanting a sample of things to come we have the following dates set for the summer at this point:"

Jun 10 - Lisboa (Portugal) @ Alive 07 Festival
Jun 29 - Bilbao (Spain) @ Bilbao BBK Live Festival
Aug 4 - Lustenau (Austria) © Szene Festival
Aug 24 - Lüdinghausen (Germany) @ Area 4 Festival
Sep 20/21 - The Baltic Sea (Sweden/Finland) @ Rock'n'Roll-båten
Sep 28/29 - Hamburg (Germany) @ Reeperbahn Festival

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"The Mix Up" Streaming

"The Mix Up" album stream is here to save the day!

Brooklyn Vegan scored the exclusive first stream of next week's release from the B Boys...

Check it here. It would only run in IE for me.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Humpday Bits & Pieces

The ACL Festival daily grids are up on their site.

Thurston Moore has a September 18 release for a solo album on Ecstatic Peace, titled Trees Outside the Academy.

Arcade Fire are combining with LCD Soundsystem for a fall tour. There's only 2 confirmed dates so far: Sept. 17 at Red Rocks in Denver CO (on sale June 23) and Sept. 20 at the Hollywood Bowl (on sale June 30). They are both playing ACL too.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Today's Releases ...

John Lennon - Legend: Very Best of CD + DVD
Straylight Run - The Needles the Space
Tomahawk - Anonymous
The White Stripes - Icky Thump

It's been a while since we've heard from the Tomahawk camp, so here's some more info ...

Now a three piece, Tomahawk recorded Anonymous in two-parts. Duane Denison and John Stanier (Battles, Ex-Helmet) recorded guitars and drums (respectively) in Nashville while Mike Patton (Peeping Tom, Fantômas, Ex-Faith No More) added vocals and samples at Vulcan Studios in San Francisco.

Tomahawk’s third release, Anonymous, links the outfit with the Native American culture that bore its name. A thirteen-track album that reverentially explores and reinterprets the darker, more recessed ancestral music created by North America’s indigenous people, the title reflects the countless individuals who contributed to these songs but went un-credited throughout history.


Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Icky Thump Stream

There are still a few days 'til you can get a legit copy of the White Stripes latest, so for those that have avoided the lo-bit DJ Electra mix of Jack and Meg's awesome Icky, head to MTV for a full record stream. The best way to listen without Jack making you cry! And for fans of black-and-white-and-red-all-over portable data storage, the Whites are offering their album in Apple Lossless Format on a 512MB USB drive. Check 'em...

Not cheap at $57.50, but there are only 3,333 in existence (coincidentally the exact number of limited edition vinyl LPs of the White Stripes-covered-classically comp Aluminiium from last year, hmmm). Buy 'em here and give your indie-rock/tech-geek friends a case of serious USB envy.

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Hello Brooklyn

"Beastie Boys have confirmed a string of US dates, including their first-ever show in Brooklyn, New York.

The band will play seven shows this summer in support of 'The Mix-Up' album, which comes out later this month,

The band will kick off their tour in Philadelphia and will play Boston before hitting New York for shows at the Central Park Summerstage and Brooklyn's McCarren Pool.

Meanwhile, the band are mapping several intimate dates to showcase material from their instrumental album. These shows will be announced shortly."

Hopefully we will hear some TX dates soon.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Releases Today ...

John Doe - A Year in the Wilderness
Queens of the Stone Age - Era Vulgaris
Various Artists - Instant Karma: The Campaign to Save Darfur

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Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Lil' Bush

It seems being the voice of the reunited Stooges just wasn't enough for Iggy Pop. To achieve real fulfillment, Iggy needed to lend his vocal talents to a prepubescent cartoon version of resigned Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. And from the picture of him in the recording booth doing just that (at left), he apparently needed to do it shirtless-- like everything else he does.

Iggy brings Lil' Rummy to life on the new animated series "Lil' Bush", which will debut on Comedy Central on June 13. But he isn't the only celebrity lending his voice to the show. Wilco's Jeff Tweedy plays God, Frank Black plays the Devil, and Dave Grohl and Flea and Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers play themselves.

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Monday, June 04, 2007

June 5 Releases ...

The Killers - Leaving Las Vegas DVD
Matt Pond PA - If You Want Blood
Pelican - City of Echoes
Shellac - Excellent Italian Greyhound

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