Thursday, March 8, 2007

Saddle Creek makes new Bright Eyes track available

Yet another track from the forthcoming Bright Eyes album "Cassadaga" has been made available. You can download "No One Would Riot For Less", here. I can't fuckin' wait to hear this whole album, this song has me grinnin' ear to ear.

And apparently, if you pre-order the CD or LP from Sadddle Creek's website, you will receive an exclusive 3" CD or 7" featuring the song "Susan Miller Rag".

Bright Eyes 2007 Tour Dates

Bright Eyes announced their 2007 tour schedule, below are the dates. (Thanks to BrooklynVegan for the pic and the info.)

Bright Eyes - 2007 Tour Dates

03-08 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey *
03-09 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall *
03-10 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall *
03-11 Seattle, WA - Showbox
03-16 London, England - Koko
03-18 Oxford, England - Brookes University Student Union
03-22 Oslo, Norway - Cosmopolite
03-24 Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser
03-26 Berlin, Germany - Columbia Club
03-27 Cologne, Germany - Gloria
03-30 Paris, France - Cafe de la Danse
03-31 Amsterdam, the Netherlands - Melkweg
04-22 Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theatre
04-23 Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre
04-24 Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre
04-25 Minneapolis, MN - State Theatre
04-26 Omaha, NE - Holland Performing Arts Center
04-28 Denver, CO - Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre
04-29 Salt Lake City, UT - Kingsbury Hall
05-01 Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre
05-02 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
05-04 Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre
05-05 Santa Barbara, CA - Arlington Theatre
05-06 Los Angeles, CA - Walt Disney Concert Hall
05-08 San Diego, CA - SOMA
05-09 Tempe, AZ - Mesa Amphitheatre
05-11 Dallas, TX - Palladium Ballroom
05-12 Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom
05-13 Austin, TX - Bass Concert Hall
05-14 New Orleans, LA - Republic
05-16 Tampa, FL - Tampa Theatre
05-17 Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live
05-18 Atlanta, GA - Fox Theatre
05-19 Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
05-20 Columbus, OH - Wexner Center for the Arts
05-21 Detroit, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre
05-22 Toronto, Ontario - Massey Hall
05-24 Boston, MA - Wang Center for the Performing Arts
05-25 New York, NY - Town Hall
05-26 New York, NY - Town Hall
05-28 New York, NY - Town Hall
05-29 New York, NY - Town Hall
05-30 New York, NY - Town Hall
05-31 New York, NY - Town Hall
06-01 New York, NY - Town Hall

* with Vetiver

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Of Montreal, Atlanta, GA @ The Variety Playhouse 2/24/07: SHOW REVIEW

First off let me apologize for using someone else's photo (my wife took the camera with her on a trip), and for using a photo of completely DIFFERENT show. Oh well, gotta work with what you got, right? So I went to see Of Montreal's sold-out show last Saturday at The Variety Playhouse. It's been awhile since I saw them last, and to tell you the truth I like the material they've put out since then a hell of a lot more than their older stuff. So needless to say I was expecting a good show. And although they did not disappoint, the sound guy should be flogged. The volume was so washed out, it was as though they were performing next to a retirement home & had to "keep it down". Other than that, it was pretty fuckin' good. Kevin & the gang are spot on musically, and every song sounded tight and different than the album version...just how I like it. Kevin switched outfits several times, going from looking like a disco elf, to an 8 ft. tall woman in a mumu (this last one was accomplished by him standing on a step ladder and covering himself in a giant dress..tres chic!). And while treating the crowd to a Led Zeppelin cover (can't remember which song, oh well), he wore a giant lobster arm which he kept pointed towards the heavens during the whole song...metallllllllll!!! The crowd was a little weird for me, a mixture of hipsters...and frat/sorority peeps, the kind of people you would expect at a Dave Matthews show. Not that I mind, I just didn't think that a cross-dressing indie band was their cup of tea...oh well. Overall a fantastic time. I was more the "dancing on the inside kind-of-guy" that night....really tired unfortunately. But Of Montreal really had the crowd going, I wish I had more energy...maybe next time. And there will be a next time, because I will see them every chance I get. What a great fucking band.

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Quick show announcement

Apparently, Mastodon is bringing Against Me!, Cursive & These Arms Are Snakes on tour with them in May. This powerhouse will be playing Atlanta on 5/26 at The Tabernacle. Tickets go on sale this Saturday, 3/10 at 10:00am. Fuck yes!!!

Dntel drops new album, "Dumb Luck" on April 24

The other half of The Postal Service, Jimmy Tamborello, drops a Dntel album in our collective laps on April 24 via Sub Pop. The album features guest spots from Jenny Lewis (Rilo Kiley), Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes), and Ed Droste (Grizzly Bear). Has it really been six years since "Life Is Full of Possibilities"?

Monday, March 5, 2007

"New Album Tuesday": 3/06/07

So there are some very anticipated releases coming out tomorrow, 3/06:

The Arcade Fire "Neon Bible"
!!! "Myth Takes"
Air "Pocket Symphony"
Albert Hammond Jr. "Yours To Keep"
Gruff Rhys "Candylion"
Maria Taylor "Lynn Teeter Flower"
Son Volt "The Search"

Buy them from Insound, or Criminal Records.

Busy, busy, birthday time...and a show for good measure.

Sorry about the absence of posts on both Thursday & Friday. I went to see Red Sparowes & Kylesa on Thursday, and celebrated my birth this weekend. All of which put me out of commission, and unable to operate a computer safely. But I'm back (and older), and I'll put up that Of Montreal show review like I promised, and I'll also be putting up one for The Red Sparowes show as well. This next couple of weeks will be busy as well so there may be a couple more no post days. So anyway, it's Monday......and, yeah.