Saturday, February 2, 2008

Thursday, January 31, 2008

The New Pornographers tour with Okkervil River!!

I just got the new email newsletter from The New Pornographers stating that they were embarking on a spring tour with none other than Okkervil River! I missed both of these bands when they came by later last year, so needless to say I am fuckin' thrilled!

Also the episode of Aqua Teen Hunger Force with Neko Case is up for your viewing pleasure over on Adult Swim's website, here.

NEW PORNOGRAPHERS w/ OKKERVIL RIVER:
Apr 9: Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
Apr 10: Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot Ballroom
Apr 11: Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
Apr 12: Munhall, PA @ Carnegie Music Hall in Homestead
Apr 13: Ithaca, NY @ The State Theater of Ithaca
Apr 14: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Apr 16: Richmond, VA @ Toad’s Place
Apr 17: Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre
Apr 18: Nashville, TN @ The Cannery
Apr 19: St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
Apr 20: Chicago, IL @ Riviera
Apr 21: Madison, WI @ Orpheum
Apr 22: Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom

VIDEO: Shocking Pinks "Emily"

VIDEO: The Death Set "Negative Thinking"

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

GREAT NEW SONGS FROM VARIOUS ARTISTS: Pattern Is Movement, The Ruby Suns, The Bell, Bear in Heaven

I'm pretty overwhelmed today with personal stuff, so I apologize for the lack of substance in this post...because believe me, these bands deserve it...I do implore you to take a listen, even if there is no in-depth review (I'll try to tackle that later this week).
THE RUBY SUNS

[MP3] The Ruby Suns - Tane Mahuta from "Sea Lion" (via Box.net)

The Ruby Suns - label website | Myspace


BEAR IN HEAVEN

[MP3] Bear In Heaven - Bag of Bags from "Red Bloom of the Bloom" (via Box.net)

Bear In Heaven - label website | Bear In Heaven - website | Myspace


PATTERN IS MOVEMENT

[MP3] Pattern is Movement - Right Away from "All Together" (via Box.net)

Pattern is Movement - website | Pattern is Movement - label website | Myspace


THE BELL

[MP3] The Bell - I Am History from "Make Some Quiet" (via Box.net)

The Bell - website | The Bell - label website | Myspace

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

VIDEO: Team Robespierre "88th Precinct"

R.E.M. to tour with Modest Mouse & The National

R.E.M. has selected both Modest Mouse & The National to fill out the triple bill of their spring/summer tour beginning 5/23.

R.E.M.'s newest album "Accelerate" hits shelves 4/01.

TOUR DATES W/ MODEST MOUSE & THE NATIONAL:
May 23 - Vancouver, BC - Deer Lake Park
May 29 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl
May 31 - San Francisco, CA - Greek Theatre
June 03 - Denver, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
June 06 - Chicago, IL - United Center
June 08 - Toronto, ON - Molson Amphitheatre
June 10 - Raleigh, NC - Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
June 11 - Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion
June 13 - Boston, MA - Tweeter Center
June 14 - Long Island, NY - Jones Beach
June 18 - Philadelphia, PA - Mann Center
June 21 - Atlanta, GA - Lakewood Amphitheatre

R.E.M. - official website

Monday, January 28, 2008

THE GUTTER TWINS tour with GREAT NORTHERN

Recent Sub Pop signees, The Gutter Twins, featuring Greg Dulli (The Afghan Whigs, Twilight Singers) and Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees, QOTSA, Soulsavers) are heading out on tour starting in February with an ICTH favorite, Great Northern. Their debut disc, Saturnalia, is out 3/04 via Sub Pop. Listen to two tracks from the new album via their Myspace (link below).

TOUR DATES:
02/14 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
03/01 - San Francisco, CA - Bimbo's*
03/01 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom*
03/04 - Seattle, WA - The Showbox*
03/07 - Chicago, IL - Metro*
03/08 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue*
03/09 - Madison, WN - High Noon Saloon*
03/11 - Newport, KY - Southgate House*
03/12 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom*
03/14 - Toronto, ONT - Mod Club Theatre*
03/15 - Montreal, QUE - Cabaret du Musse Juste Pour Rire*
03/18 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club*
03/19 - New York, NY - Webster Hall*
03/20 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club*
03/21 - Atlanta, GA - The Roxy Theatre*
03/22 - New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks*
03/26 - Austin, TX - Antone's*
03/27 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues*
03/29 - Boulder, CO - Fox Theater*
04/02 - Los Angeles, CA - Avalon*
* with Great Northern

The Gutter Twins - Sub Pop artist's page | The Gutter Twins - Myspace
| Great Northern - website | Great Northern - Myspace

RANDOM VIDEO: Guy adds drum part to Super Mario 2 Theme

This is wayyy awesome! Check out more here.

VIDEO: Phosphorescent "At Death, A Proclamation"

John Reis' (Drive Like Jehu, Hot Snakes) newest project: The Night Marchers

When Drive Like Jehu disbanded, I was more than a little bummed...then came Hot Snakes and it was like "OK, I'm fine with no Drive Like Jehu if this is what John (Reis) is gonna give us!" Then Hot Snakes disbanded and goddamnit(!) I was bummed yet again! But it seems as though John Reis is constantly exploring new territory, so call me excited yet again when I heard about his latest project...The Night Marchers. Comprised of Reis, his former Hot Snakes' Gar Wood and Jason Kourkounis, and Tommy Kitsos of CPC Gangbangs, the Night Marchers will issue their full-length debut, See You in Magic, April 22 from Swami/Vagrant Records. You can check out some songs via their Myspace. There are a few tour dates currently, hopefully that will expand to include an Atlanta date (crossing my fingers!).


Tour Dates:
02-08 San Diego, CA - Pink Elephant
02-09 San Diego, CA - The Casbah
02-10 Long Beach, CA - Alex's Bar
02-11 Los Angeles, CA - All Star Lanes
03-12-16 Austin, TX - SXSW

VIDEO: MGMT "Time To Pretend"