Thursday, January 3, 2008

MAN MAN: New Album and Tour Dates

Alright, here's yet one more album to look forward to in '08. One of my all-time favorite live bands, Man Man are releasing the follow-up to 2006's "Six Demon Bag", called "Rabbit Habits" via their new label ANTI-. It comes out April 8th. Until then, you can check out their fun-as-shit live show beginning in March.

Tour dates:
03-04 Baltimore, MD - Ottobar ^
03-05 Greensboro, NC - Greene St. Club ^
03-06 Asheville, NC - Grey Eagle ^
03-07 Mt. Pleasant, SC - Village Tavern ^
03-08 Athens, GA - 40 Watt Club ^
03-09 St. Augustine, FL - Café Eleven ^
03-10 St. Augustine, FL - Café Eleven ^
03-11 Pensacola, FL - Sluggo's ^
03-12 Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon ^
03-13 Austin, TX - SXSW
03-14 Austin, TX - SXSW
03-15 Austin, TX - SXSW
03-17 Lawrence, KS - Jackpot Saloon ^
03-18 Columbia, MO - Blue Note ^
03-19 Bloomington, IN - John Waldrom Arts Center ^
03-20 Louisville, KY - Headliner's Music Hall ^
03-21 Ann Arbor, MI - Blind Pig ^
03-22 Millvale, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre ^

^ with the Extraordinairies

STEPHEN MALKMUS & THE JICKS: New Album and Tour Dates

Here's yet another new one to look forward to in '08...Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks' new album "Real Emotional Trash" comes out March 4th via Matador Records. This will be the first album with new Jick, and former Sleater-Kinney drummer, Janet Weiss. I'm excited.

Tour dates:
03-19 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
03-20 Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater
03-21 Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre
03-22 Indianapolis, IN - Vogue Theater
03-23 Newport, KY - Southgate House
03-25 Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge
03-26 Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
03-28 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
03-29 Philadelphia, PA - Fillmore
03-31 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
04-02 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
04-03 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
04-04 North Adams, MA - MASS MoCA

[MP3] Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - Baltimore from "Real Emotional Trash" (via

BLACK MOUNTAIN: New Album & Tour Dates

Black Mountain has a new album coming out on January 22nd via Jagjaguwar entitled "In The Future". The first 10,000 copies come with a bonus disc with three exclusive tracks. But wait! That's not the extent of the love Black Mountain has for their fans, because if you pre-order their new disc now, you'll also receive a download code for the album two weeks prior to the release!! That's love! They've also released their upcoming tour dates with Bon Iver, Blood on the Wall, and Howlin' Rain:

Thu 01/31 - Seattle WA @ Neumos w/ Yeasayer, MGMT, Howlin' Rain
Sat 02/02 - Portland OR @ The Doug Fir w/ Howlin' Rain
Mon 02/04 - San Francisco CA @ The Independent w/ Howlin' Rain
Tue 02/05 - Los Angeles CA @ The Troubadour w/ Howlin' Rain
Thu 02/07 - San Diego CA @ Casbah w/ Howlin' Rain
Fri 02/08 - Tucson AZ @ Club Congress w/ Blood on the Wall
Wed 02/13 - Birmingham AL @ BottleTree w/ Blood on the Wall
Fri 02/15 - Atlanta GA @ The EARL w/ Blood on the Wall
Sat 02/16 - Asheville NC @ The Grey Eagle w/ Blood on the Wall
Sun 02/17 - Chapel Hill NC @ The Local 506 w/ Blood on the Wall
Tue 02/19 - Washington DC @ The Rock and Roll Hotel w/ Bon Iver
Wed 02/20 - Philadelphia PA @ Johnny Brenda's w/ Bon Iver
Fri 02/22 - New York NY @ Bowery Ballroom w/ Bon Iver
Sun 02/24 - Boston MA @ Middle East Upstairs w/ Bon Iver
Mon 02/25 - Portland ME @ The Space Gallery w/ Bon Iver
Tue 02/26 - Muncton NB @ The Manhattan w/ Bon Iver
Wed 02/27 - Halifax NS @ The Marquee Club w/ Bon Iver
Wed 03/05 - Toronto ON @ Lee's Palace w/ Bon Iver
Fri 03/07 - Louisville KY @ Headliners w/ Bon Iver
Sun 03/09 - Knoxville TN @ The Pilot Light w/ Bon Iver
Mon 03/10 - Nashville TN @ Exit/In w/ Bon Iver

[MP3] Black Mountain - Tyrants from "In The Future" (via

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

RADIOHEAD: "Scotch Mist", New Year's Eve broadcast

This is the hour long broadcast of Radiohead's "Scotch Mist" from Current Television that aired last night right before midnight. Radiohead performed all of the tracks from their breath-taking new album, In Rainbows. I didn't watch this last night, but that's good because I needed something low key and interesting to watch today while I nurse a slight hangover. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Monday, December 31, 2007

WHIRLYBALL SHOW: Black Lips, Gentleman Jesse & His Men, Baby Shakes, Coffin Bound

Henry over at Chunklet Magazine has done it again. Another Whirlyball Atlanta show, where the ticket is a 7" featuring unreleased songs from all the bands involved: Black Lips, Gentleman Jesse & His Men, Baby Shakes AND Coffin Bound...all for only $11 bucks!! It goes down on January 19th at Whirlyball Atlanta in Roswell with doors open @ 8pm. It is on sale exclusively through the insanely awesome Criminal Records in Atlanta (466 Moreland Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307). Hope to see some folks out for this, it should be a fuckin' blast!!

Oh and, thanks Asshole's exactly what I wanted!!
Asshole Santa (Henry from Chunklet) with Jesse (from Gentleman Jesse & His Men / The Carbonas) and Cole (from Black Lips) over at Criminal Records (2007).

ICTH is officially ONE YEAR OLD today.

So it's official, this post marks one year in the life of It Covers The Hillsides. It's been fun...I've gotten to interview some really great people, see some fantastic shows, and got a chance to listen to/and discover some really amazing music, all because of this here blog. The only thing that I haven't accomplished yet, is to find another music geek to help me spread the sunshine over here at ICTH. If you, or anyone you know is interested in contributing their writing/HTML skills to this here blog, and being compensated in free music/shows please email me at itcoversthehillsides (at) gmail dot com (must live in the general Atlanta/Athens area). I know that ICTH could be that much better with some extra help, and because sometimes it's just too much to keep up with all by my lonesome. Otherwise, here's to another year! See ya' in '08!