Thursday, July 19, 2007

FRIENDLY REMINDER: Team Clermont's 10th Annual Summerfest AND Athens Popfest are coming up soon!!

Just a quick reminder that Team Clermont's 10th Anniversary Athens Summerfest/Blue Ribbon Ball is next week, July 25-28 (you can check my previous post for details). Athens Popfest is a week after that, Aug. 8-11 (you can check it's previous post for details as well). Both festivals are sporting some incredible bands: Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Daniel Johnston, Arizona, The Castanets & Phosphorescent, Deerhunter, The Starlight Mints, Cinemechanica, The Postmarks, and many, many, many, many more. I for one am totally hyped to see some great music, in a great town, in some of the best venues. I can't wait.

The Coathangers will take over the world on September 4th. Alright, maybe only 3/4 of the world. But I'm pretty sure that the other 1/4 sucks.

The Coathangers are finally set to release their self-titled debut (via Rob's House Records) which drops like a bomb on September 4th. I'm pretty sure you'll be able to purchase it through the Rob's House website or at Criminal Records. They're currently on tour with fellow Atlantans AND "hardest working band at SXSW", The Black Lips (tour dates below). You can download some MP3s over at Cable and Tweed, which I suggest you do, because these girls play some fantastically super-fun music. We love ya' Candice!! Here's a video of a live performance of "Never Wanted You" @ The Earl in Atlanta. Enjoy, bitches!!

07/19 Hoboken, NJ Maxwell’s w/ The Black Lips
07/20 Brooklyn, NY Silent Barn w/ The Black Lips
07/22 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda’s w/ Marnie Stern

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Rilo Kiley: New Album and US Tour dates

After gifting the world with two great albums from their "other bands" (The Elected's "Sun, Sun, Sun" & Jenny Lewis' "Rabbit Fur Coat") it's time for Blake & Jenny to come back from the outer reaches of space and form...RILO KILEY!!! Which officially happens on August 21st with the release of their latest album "Under the Blacklight". They will be touring the U.S. in support of said album this fall.

Sep 6 Warfield Theater (San Francisco, CA)
Sep 7 Crystal Ballroom (Portland, OR)
Sep 10 McKay Events Center (Orem, UT)
Sep 11 Ogden Theatre (Denver, CO)
Sep 12 Jesse Auditorium / Univ. of Missouri (Columbia, MO)
Sep 13 Sokol Auditorium (Omaha, NE)
Sep 14 First Avenue (Minneapolis, MN)
Sep 15 Riviera Theatre (Chicago, IL)
Sep 17 Royal Oak Music Theatre (Royal Oak, MI)
Sep 18 Phoenix Theatre (Toronto, Ontario)
Sep 19 La Tulipe (Montreal, PQ - Canada)
Sep 21 Avalon (Boston) (Boston, MA)
Sep 22 Webster Hall (New York, NY)
Sep 23 Webster Hall (New York, NY)
Sep 25 Trocadero (Philadelphia, PA)
Sep 26 9:30 Club (Washington, DC)
Sep 27 9:30 Club (Washington, DC)
Sep 28 The Orange Peel (Asheville, NC)
Sep 29 Variety Playhouse (Atlanta, GA)
Oct 1 Revolution (Ft Lauderdale, FL)
Oct 2 House of Blues-Orlando (Lake Buena Vista, FL)
Oct 4 The Republic (New Orleans, LA)
Oct 5 Warehouse Live (Houston, TX)
Oct 6 Palladium Ballroom (Dallas, TX)
Oct 7 Stubb's BBQ (Austin, TX)
Oct 9 Rialto Theatre (Tucson, AZ)
Oct 10 Marquee Theatre (Tempe, AZ)
Oct 12 SOMA (San Diego, CA)
Oct 13 Joint at Hard Rock Hotel (Las Vegas, NV)
Oct 15 Santa Monica Civic Auditorium (Santa Monica, CA)

VIDEO: The Besnard Lakes "For Agent 13"

The Besnard Lakes latest album "...Are The Dark Horse" is a serious contender for one of my top five albums this year, and this video for one of my favorite songs off it "For Agent 13" is pretty damn cool.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Of Montreal - HALLOWEEN SHOW!!!

So for those of you who didn't get tickets to those sold-out Smashing Pumpkins shows, or were unwilling to dish out $52-$102 for tickets, OR could give a shit about Billy "I want your money" Corgan...then get ready to get happy. Of Montreal is playing a Halloween show at The 40 Watt Club in Athens, GA for what I can guess will be around $15-$20. Plus, I can guarantee that Kevin Barnes' costumes will be WAYYY better than that matrix-kimono Billy's been sportin' lately. Like Flaming Lips' shows, audience participation is welcomed by Of Montreal, so get to finding a costume soon before all the giant lobster arm claws are taken.

09-28 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
10-02 Knoxville, TN - Bijou Theatre *
10-03 Urbana, IL - Canopy Club *
10-04 Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theatre *
10-05 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue *
10-06 Chicago, IL - Metro *
10-07 Chicago, IL - Metro *
10-08 Oberlin, OH - Hale's Gym *
10-09 Detroit, MI - Majestic Theatre *
10-10 Buffalo, NY - The Tralf *
10-11 Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero *
10-12 Boston, MA - The Roxy *
10-13 New York, NY - Roseland *
10-14 Baltimore, MD - Ram's Head Live *
10-31 Athens, GA - 40 Watt Club (Halloween Show!!)*
11-01 New Orleans, LA - House of Blues *
11-02 Houston, TX - Numbers *
11-03 Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Fest
11-04 Dallas, TX - Granda Theatre *
11-05 El Paso, TX - Club 101 *
11-06 Tempe, AZ - Marquee *
11-07 Tucson, AZ - Rialto *
11-08 Los Angeles, CA - Avalon *
11-09 Los Angeles, CA - Avalon *
11-12 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall *
11-13 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall *
11-14 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall *
11-16 Salt Lake City, UT - In the Venue *
11-17 Denver, CO - Ogden Theater *
11-18 Lawrence, KS - Liberty Hall *
11-19 St. Louis, MO - The Pageant *

* with Grand Buffet, MGMT

Smashing Pumpkins, Explosions in the Sky ATLANTA HALLOWEEN SHOW

Billy Corgan may hate independent record stores, but he sure loves the independent music. Adding to an already impressive lineup of recent opening bands (Deerhunter & Celebration), Smashing Pumpkins are bringing Explosions in the Sky on tour with them this October. There will be two dates here in Atlanta, including a show on Halloween. Smashing Pumpkins on Halloween? Sounds fun. As long as we get to set bags of poo on fire too.

Tour dates with EITS:
10-11 Columbus, OH - LC Pavilion
10-13 Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre
10-15 Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre
10-16 Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre
10-19 Philadelphia, PA - Tower Theatre
10-21 Philadelphia, PA - Tower Theatre
10-22 Philadelphia, PA - Tower Theatre
10-25 Memphis, TN - Mud Island Amphitheatre
10-30 Atlanta, GA - Fox Theatre
10-31 Atlanta, GA - Fox Theatre

11-05 Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium

EDIT: These shows are sold out.

Five NEW Bright Eyes videos!

Again, muchas gracias to MOKB for the heads up on these. Bright Eyes' UK label Polydor commissioned these five videos from his newest release, Cassadaga. Enjoy!

[VIDEO] I Must Belong Somewhere (by Asako Masunouchi)
[VIDEO] Clairaudients (by Andreas Nilsson)
[VIDEO] Lime Tree (by Alex Turvey)
[VIDEO] No One Would Riot For Less (by Lorenzo Fonda)
[VIDEO] Soul Singer in a Session Band (by David Blanco)

NEW Maritime song!!

Maritime's "We, The Vehicles" is one of my all-time favorite albums, and it ranked pretty high on my "2006 Best Of" list. So it's no surprise that news of a new song is a pretty big deal around these parts. Mad props to MOKB for hooking us up with this new tune, "For Science Fiction" from the forthcoming album "Heresy and the Hotel Choir". It's a little more "Promise Ring" than usual, but it's more than whet my appetite for the whole album.

[MP3] Maritime - For Science Fiction from "Heresy and the Hotel Choir" (via

The New Pornographers add dates to fall tour

Is it just me or has the latest album from the Pornographers taken a long while to grow on you? It just didn't hit me right off the cuff like previous ones. I am started to dig it now though, with the possible exception of some of the Dan Bejar fronted tunes. His voice really grates, sorry Dan. That said, I AM looking forward to seeing them live again...especially Neko, rawrrrr!

JUL 29: Toronto, ON @ Rogers Picnic Festival
SEP 13: Victoria, B.C.- Canada @ McPherson Ballroom
SEP 14: Seattle, WA @ Showbox
SEP 15: Seattle, WA @ Showbox
SEP 16: Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
SEP 17: San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre
SEP 18: San Diego, CA @ House of Blues – San Diego
SEP 19: Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda Theater
SEP 20: Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda Theater
SEP 21: Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
SEP 22: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
SEP 24: Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater
SEP 25: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
SEP 26: Boise, ID @ The Egyptian Theatre
SEP 28: Vancouver, B.C.- Canada @ Commodore Ballroom

OCT 11: Edmonton, AB - Canada @ Edmonton Event Centre
OCT 12: Calgary, AB - Canada @ MacEwan Balllroom (University of Calgary)
OCT 14: Missoula, MT @ University Theater (University of Montana)
OCT 15: Winnipeg, MB - Canada @ Garrick Centre At The Marlborough
OCT 16: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
OCT 17: Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater
OCT 18: Chicago, IL @ Metro
OCT 19: Chicago, IL @ Metro
OCT 20: North Tonawanda, NY @ The Riviera Theatre
OCT 22: Montreal, QC - Canada @ Le National
OCT 23: Boston, MA @ The Roxy
OCT 24: New York, NY @ Webster Hall
OCT 25: New York, NY @ Webster Hall
OCT 26: Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
OCT 28: Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
OCT 30: Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
OCT 31: New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues - New Orleans
NOV 01: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live (with SPOON)
NOV 02: Dallas, TX @ House of Blue (with SPOON)
NOV 03: Austin, TX @ Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Festival
NOV 04: Lawrence, KS @ Liberty Hall
NOV 05: Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre

Björk has a date with Atlanta!!

Rejoice, Atlanta residents who love Björk and haven't seen her before, but really wanted to, but some dumbass kept you from going! I assume there are a lot of you out there, and it's not just me. Björk!!

9-17-07 - Björk @ The Fox Theatre