Thursday, August 30, 2007

NEW Gogol Bordello Tour Dates!!

My absolute favorite live band ever, is coming back to Atlanta!! It seems like a lifetime since I saw them last, around Fall 2004. The last time I saw them, they played the 40 Watt in Athens, GA (the above pics are from that show) and every single one of those 60 or so people were having the fucking time of their lives. Since then they've gotten a ton of well-deserved attention: like playing with Madonna(!!) at Live Earth, Eugene co-starred in "Everything is Illuminated" with Elijah Wood, and he is now slated to star in Madonna's directorial debut "Filth and Wisdom" in 2008. So I guess that means that there will be more than 60 or so people at this next show. Good for you guys, you totally fucking deserve it. If you haven't seen them live yet, you are totally missing out...I've seen so many shows over my 16+ years of attending concerts, and Gogol Bordello has by far put on the most energetic & fun show I've ever seen. You should go.

08-31 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
09-01 Seattle, WA - Bumbershoot Festival
09-02 Vancouver, British Columbia
10-07 New Haven, CT - Toad's PLace
10-09 Toronto, Ontario - Opera House
10-10 Montreal, Quebec - Club Soda
10-11 Boston, MA - The Roxy
10-13 Lewiston, ME - The Gray Cage
10-15 Asbury Park, NJ - Stone Pony
10-16 Baltimore, MD - Sonar
10-18 Blacksburg, VA - Lyric Theater
10-19 Atlanta, GA - Roxy Theatre
10-20 New Orleans, LA - Tipitina's
10-21 Dallas, TX - Granada Theatre
10-22 Austin, TX - Emo's
10-24 Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
10-25 Los Angeles, CA - Mayan Theatre
10-26 Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre
10-27 Las Vegas, NV - Vegoose Festival
10-29 Boulder, CO - Boulder Theater
11-01 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
11-03 New York, NY - Terminal 5

Gogol Bordello - website | Myspace


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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Burn To Shine: Vol. 6: Atlanta

On July 29, 2007, Mastodon, Deerhunter, Black Lips, Snowden, the Selmanaires, Shannon Wright, The Coathangers, The Carbonas, The Liverhearts, The Mighty Hannibal, Delia Gartrell, and the All Night Drug Prowling Wolves performed one song each at 54 Moreland Ave. in Atlanta as part of the Brendan Canty (Fugazi) & Christoph Green DVD series, "Burn To Shine". The DVD series, which documents a particular city's bands performing in a space slated for demolition, has already completed similar sets in Washington (DC), Portland (OR), Seattle (WA), Chicago (IL), and Louisville (KY). Much thanks to Chad Radford for posting pics of the Atlanta set (all of the above photos were taken by Chad).

You can purchase Vol. 1-3 via the Trixie DVD website as a bundle package (with a reduced price) now. No word yet when Vol.4 (Seattle), Vol. 5 (Louisville) or Vol. 6 (Atlanta) will be released, but you can bet I'll first in line when they are.

Trixie DVD / Burn To Shine - website

Midlake To Release B-sides/Rarities Digital EP on Sept. 4th

Midlake are set to release the four track digital EP of rarities/b-sides, "Oak and Julian" on September 4 via iTunes. It includes acoustic versions of "Roscoe" & "It Covers The Hillsides", both off of another of last year's best albums "The Trials of Van Occupanther" (#8 in my Top 25 of 2006 list), and two previously vinyl-only tracks.

Midlake - "Oak and Julian" EP
1. Roscoe (Acoustic Version)
2. It Covers The Hillsides (Acoustic Version)
3. Marion
4. Mornings Will Be Kind

Tue - Sep 04 @ The Earl, Atlanta, GA
Wed - Sep 05 @ Cat's Cradle, Carrboro, NC
Thu - Sep 06 @ Black Cat, Washington, DC
Fri - Sep 07 @ Theatre of Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Sat - Sep 08 @ Webster Hall, New York, NY
Sun - Sep 09 @ Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA
Tue - Sep 11 @ Grog Shop, Cleveland, OH
Wed - Sep 12 @ Metro, Chicago, IL
Sun - Sep 16 @ Austin City Limits, Austin, TX
Thu - Sep 20 @ Numbers, Houston, TX
Mon - Sep 24 @ Rhythm Room, Phoenix, AZ
Tue - Sep 25 @ Henry Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
Wed - Sep 26 @ Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach / San Diego, CA
Thu - Sep 27 @ Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
Sat - Sep 29 @ Doug Fir, Portland, OR
Sun - Sep 30 @ Crocodile Cafe, Seattle, WA
Tue - Oct 02 @ Bluebird Theatre, Denver, CO
Wed - Oct 03 @ Jackpot, Lawrence, KS

Midlake - website

Grizzly Bear to release new 10-track "Friend" EP

I'm back! New York was a blast thanks to two very amazing friends of mine (Sarah & Andrew, you are the BEST!). The Bookeaters benefit show was interesting, short sets by some very amazing talents (I will post pics/show review later this week), including Kevin Drew who I wasn't even expecting to be there (he was very good BTW). But onto the news at hand, Grizzly Bear (who also had an amazing set at the Bookeaters show) are set to release a 10 song EP, Friend, via Warp Records on November 6th. No track listing yet, but I'm sure we'll see more info soon. This will be the first new material since last year's fantastic Yellow House (which was #2 in my Top 25 of 2006).

Grizzly Bear - website