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Friday, December 21, 2007

Lou Reed To Keynote SXSW

The South By Southwest Music Conference and Film Festival are pleased to announce that Lou Reed will be the keynote speaker for 2008. Reed’s keynote will be held in conjunction with a screening of Julian Schnabel’s film “Lou Reed’s ‘Berlin,’” which documents a recent performance of the landmark 1973 album. Reed’s groundbreaking work with the Velvet Underground and subsequent solo work reverberate through the music world to this day. His music continues to explore themes and sounds in a singular style, staking new territory for rock and roll. Reed will speak at the Austin Convention Center on March 13 as the kickoff of the twenty-second annual SXSW.

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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

This Week's Releases ...

Rivers Cuomo - Alone: The Home Recordings
Daniel Johnston/Various - Discovered Covered
Kiss - Kissology V.3 (DVD)
Tool - Vicarious (DVD)

Von Bondies Tour

The Von Bondies have announced a tour of North America, kicking off in Ann Arbor, MI on January 9.

The band recently completed the recording of their album ‘Love, Hate And Then There’s You’, which will be released next summer.

The album, which is the follow up to 2004’s ‘Pawn Shoppe Heart’, was produced by Rick Parke, Peter Katis and Butch Walker.

Meanwhile the band have released a four-song EP ‘We Are Kamikazes Aiming Straight For Your Heart’, available at their Myspace page and at the upcoming shows.

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Monday, December 17, 2007

Another Band Rises From The Ashes ...

The ashes of Hot Snakes/Drive Like Jehu/Rocket From The Crypt that is. Hot Snakes were incredible and I'm not sure that this can live up to that, but here's hoping. The main thing keeping it from this, is that Rick won't be handling the vocals. John Reis has created this and it sounds like he will be doing the vocals.

"John Reis has also formed yet another new band. In addition to Reis, the currently unnamed group features the talents of Gar Wood (Hot Snakes, Beehive & the Barracudas), Jason Kourkounis (Hot Snakes, Mule, Delta 72), and Tommy Kitsos (CPC Gangbangs). The band will make its debut on March 25 with the release of its first album via Vagrant and Reis' own Swami Records. Then they'll hit the road."

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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

On The Road Again ...

The Gutter Twins (aka Greg Dulli & Mark Lanegan) have a handful of dates announced before the album (Saturnalia) comes out ...
2/14/08 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom (On sale 11/30)
2/19/08 Paris, France Maroquinerie (On sale 11/29)
2/21/08 London, England Koko - Sponsored by NME (On sale now)
2/23/08 Amsterdam, Netherlands Melkweg (On Sale 11/29)
3/1/08 San Francisco, CA Noise Pop - Bimbo's

The Mars Volta will head out on a US club tour in January of 2008, debuting material from The Bedlam in Goliath (in stores January 29th) ...
January 9th – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
January 11th – New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place
January 12th – Providence, RI – Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
January 14th – New York, NY – Terminal 5
January 17th – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore at the TLA
January 18th – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
January 19th – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
January 21st – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Hall
January 23rd – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
January 25th – Kansas City, MO – Beaumont Club
January 27th – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre

Built to Spill have a spring tour ...
02-22 Los Angeles, CA - Echo Plex
02-23 Los Angeles, CA - Echo Plex
02-24 San Francisco, CA - Fillmore
02-25 San Francisco, CA - Fillmore
02-27 Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot
02-28 Englewood, CO - Gothic Theatre
03-01 Fort Worth, TX - Ridglea Theater
03-02 Austin, TX - Stubb's BBQ
03-03 Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
03-04 New Orleans, LA - Howlin' Wolf
03-05 Gainesville, FL - The Venue
03-06-09 South Florida Everglades, FL - Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation (Langerado Music Festival)
03-06 St. Petersburg, FL - State Theatre

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Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Hot, Fresh Music Today ...

Ghostface - The Big Doe Rehab
Wyclef Jean - Carnival V.II
Pelican - After the Ceiling Cracked (DVD)
Rufus Wainwright - Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall

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