Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Sid! - By Those Who Really Knew Him

An intimate, full-length, 80 minute documentary on Sid's life to mark 30 years since his death. Plus 10 track audio CD, booklet and more!
Odeon Entertainment and MVD Visual are proud to announce the release of Sid! - By Those Who Really Knew Him on November 17th in North America.

Cover ArtThis package, the first intimate full-length 80 minute documentary on Sid's life, marks 30 years since his death from a heroin overdose (he was just 21 years old). Many of those closest to Sid speak for the very first time about this true punk icon who burned out, but never sold out.

This brand new documentary, in association with ITN Archive, charts the fall and rise of Sid Vicious from punk's hero to society's cultural icon of the twentieth century.

Sid's short and controversial life is profiled with interviews fromJah Wobble (childhood friend, founder PIL), Steve Severin(Siouxsie and the Banshees), David Vanian (The Damned),Malcolm McLaren (Sex Pistols Manager), Viv Albertine(Flatmate, The Slits), Ron Watts (100 Club), Glen Matlock(Sex Pistols), Rat Scabies (The Damned), Caroline Coon(Writer and Artist), Vivienne Westwood (Sex Designer), Marco Pirroni (Adam & The Ants), John Tiberi (Sex Pistols Tour Manager), and many more of Sid's close friends.

Featuring previously unseen archive footage and filmed in HD, this new documentary provides the most definitive and intimate life story of the punk hero who truly lived his life with chaos and anarchy. Fuelled with a soundtrack of Sid's own music, this is the faithful telling of Sid's life story by those who really knew him.

In addition to the DVD documentary, this special collector's edition includes a 10 track CD of Sid live in New York's, and a biography booklet profile by best-selling music author Mark Paytress.

Link to the Trailer

Link to Hi Res Cover Art

Direct Link to Item Info

St. Vincent News September 2009


Tomorrow we are beginning our tour with Andrew Bird in the US! I'm very excited to let you all know about the very cool tour video we are producing on this run. My good friend and filmmaker Alan Ortiz will be traveling with us in the van and filming what its like to be on the road with St. Vincent. Throughout this tour we are releasing stills and behind the scenes video on the St. Vincent blog and youtube channel. Content will be released daily and include a weekly tour diary video featuring interviews with the band and exclusive, intimate footage.

On my website, ilovestvincent.com, check out the La Blogotheque video featuring Andrew Bird and me. This video was so much fun to make, I'm really excited to be on tour with him!

You'll also find my new video for "Marrow" on the website. Terri Timely have created another wonderfully creepy video with some great effects.

If you're in Europe in November I'll be touring with Grizzly Bear. It will be a stripped down show that I'll be doing solo, so please come out and say hello.

Now I need to finish packing, see you soon!

09-29 Indianapolis, IN - The Murat Theatre
09-30 Columbia, MO - The Blue Note
10-01 St. Louis, MO - Firebird (NOT WITH ANDREW BIRD)
10-03 New Orleans, LA - Tipitina's Uptown
10-05 Birmingham, AL - Workplay Soundstage
10-07 Carrboro, NC - The Cat's Cradle
10-08 Carrboro, NC - The Cat's Cradle
10-09 Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel
10-10 Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
10-12 Charleston, SC - The Music Farm
10-13 Knoxville, TN - The Bijou Theater
10-14 Cincinnati, OH - Bogart's
10-16 Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon (NOT WITH ANDREW BIRD)
10-17 Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater
10-18 Kalamazoo, MI - State Theatre
10-19 Columbus, OH - The Southern Theatre
10-20 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom (NOT WITH ANDREW BIRD)
10-21 Buffalo, NY - Asbury Hall at Babeville
10/22 Ithaca, NY - Castaways (NOT WITH ANDREW BIRD)
10-24 South Portland, ME - S. Portland High School Auditorium
10-25 Philadelphia, PA - The Electric Factory
10-26 South Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
10-27 Providence, RI - Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
10-28 Washington, DC - The 930 Club

10-31 London, UK - Barbican Centre
11-01 Dublin, Ireland - Vicar Street
11-02 Glasgow, UK - ABC
11-04 Manchester, UK - Cathedral
11-05 Leeds, UK - Leeds Metropolitan University
11-06 Bristol, UK - Anson Rooms
11-08 Brussels, Belgium - Cirque Royal
11-09 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg
11-10 Hamburg, Germany - Grunspan
11-11 Berlin, Germany - Postbahnhof
11-12 Munich, Germany - Theaterfabrik
11-15 Fribourg, Switzerland - Fri-Son
11-16 Vienna, Austria - WuK
11-17 Basel, Switzerland - Volkshaus
11-19 Koln, Germany - Kulturkirche
11-20 The Hague, Netherlands - Crossing Border Festival
11-21 Paris, France - La Cigale
11-24 Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega



Monday, September 28, 2009






FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: El Paso, TX September 28, 2009
While his prodigal step-child, RevCo is out on the North American LuBriCaTouR promoting the upcoming 13th Planet release “Sex-O MiXXX-O”, Uncle Al Jourgensen has hooked up with guitarist Mark Thwaite (Mission UK, Peter Murphy, Tricky, Mob Research) in the studio, collaborating on several projects simultaneously. Jourgensen and Thwaite, both long-time friends of Killing Joke/Ministry bassist Paul Raven, who passed away October 20, 2007, joined forces recently at Jourgensen’s 13th Planet compound in Texas on RevCo projects and another Jourgensen side project.

PHOTO: Andrew Davidson

Thwaite brings his remix skills to RevCo’s upcoming “Sex-O MiXXX-O” on Abundant Redundancy (Dambuster Metalmorphosis Mix), to be released digital only as a bonus supplement to the physical release. Thwaite’s previous remix credits include Gary Numan, Methodman and Licky to name a few.

Additionally, Thwaite collaborated with Ministry/RevCo guitarist Sin Quirin on Filthy Senoritas, for the upcoming RevCo release slated for Spring 2010.

But the crowning jewel of the Jourgensen/Thwaite collaboration is the newly penned as yet untitled Christmas Song to be released via digital download exclusively this Thanksgiving. 13th Planet will release a digital stream of the track October 20th, 2009 to celebrate the memory of their “favorite pirate” Paul Raven on Ministry’s Myspacewww.myspace.com/ministrymusic.

In tandem, RevCo’s performance October 20th in Jacksonville, FL will host a video collage of Paul Raven’s life by long-time friend, Dean Karr at the RevCo LuBriCaTouR show. New live photos by Steffan Chirazi of RevCo’s San Francisco show can be seen here [link and/or graphic] Jourgensen joins his band of merry freaks, RevCo, for Special Guest Artists on October 6th in Chicago at House of Blues and October 17th at NYC’s Irving Plaza.

RevCo’s LuBriCaTouR featuring Jim Rose, Blownload and Left Spine Down is part of Live Nations Club Passport campaign http://promo-img.livenation.com/lnus/clubpassport/

PHOTOS: Steffan Chirazi

For RevCo Tour Dates and Tickets:

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Blitzen Trapper - News from Team Trapp - NYC show Oct 11, 2009


Black River Killer VINYL Pre-Order

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Hopefully you all realize that BT released a new EP called Black River Killer, featuring the title track plus 6 other new songs that were previously only available on kinda hard-to-find tour CD-Rs. This EP is currently available in both digital and CD formats (here are theiTunes and Amazon links for you), but has yet to be released in the vinyl format we know so many of you prefer. This will all change on October 6th, when the good people of Sub Pop will release the Black River Killer EP... ON VINYL. And starting now, you can pre-order said vinyl right here. BOOM!

US Tour Starts Tonight!

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Hello all, and welcome to another installment of Trapper News. Let's get right down to it: the Trappers are at this very moment heading out a big old tour of the USA, starting TONIGHT in Eugene, Oregon (click here for tix). The guys are fresh off an awesome Euro tour opening for old friends Fleet Foxes and new friends Wilco (check the sidebar for video proof), so they're definitely in fine shape and in fighting form. Full dates are at the bottom of this email. Hope to see you all at the shows!

Trapper Down Under!

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This November the mighty Trapper will descend on the even mightier Australia for the FIRST TIME EVER. This is super exciting news. BT will be playing shows in Melbourne, Syndney, and Brisbane, and they're definitely super pumped to finally meet some Aussie Trapperheads. Details below!

Tour Dates

Without further ado, here are all the upcoming BT tour dates. Almost all of these shows are with Wye Oak (who are awesome, and you should totally check out).

Friday, September 25, 2009
CD World, Eugene OR
in-store @ 6PM

Friday, September 25 2009
McDonald Theatre, Eugene OR [buy tix]

Sunday, September 27, 2009
Independent, San Francisco CA [buy tix]

Monday, September 28 2009
El Rey Theater, Los Angeles CA [buy tix]

Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Glass House, Pomona CA [buy tix]

Thursday, October 1, 2009
Emo's, Austin TX [buy tix]
w/ The Walkmen, Wye Oak

Friday, October 2, 2009
Austin City Limits, Austin TX [buy tix]

Sunday, October 4, 2009
One Eyed Jacks, New Orleans LA [buy tix]
w/ Wye Oak, Leo Dejesus

Monday, October 5, 2009
Club Downunder, Tallahassee FL

Tuesday, October 6, 2009
The Social, Orlando FL [buy tix]
All Ages

Thursday, October 8, 2009
The Earl, Atlanta GA [buy tix]

Friday, October 9, 2009
Cats Cradle, Carrboro NC [buy tix]
All Ages

Saturday, October 10, 2009
Ottobar, Baltimore MD [buy tix]
All Ages

Sunday, October 11, 2009
Bowery Ballroom, New York City NY [buy tix]

Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Skullys, Columbus OH [buy tix]

Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Southgate House, Newport KY [buy tix]
All Ages

Thursday, October 15, 2009
The Bluebird, Bloomington IN [buy tix]

Friday, October 16, 2009
Canopy Club, Urbana IL [buy tix]

Saturday, October 17, 2009
Waiting Room, Omaha NE [buy tix]
All Ages

Sunday, October 18, 2009
Jackpot Saloon, Lawrence KS [buy tix]

Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Fox Theater, Boulder CO [buy tix]
All Ages

Wednesday, October 21, 2009
In The Venue, Salt Lake City UT [buy tix]
w/ Norfolk & Western,Wye Oak, & Mirah
All Ages

Friday, October 23, 2009
Doug Fir Lounge, Portland OR [buy tix]
w/ Y La Bamba

Saturday, October 24, 2009
Doug Fir Lounge, Portland OR [buy tix]

Sunday, October 25, 2009
Neumos, Seattle WA [buy tix]

Sunday, October 31, 2009
Hallowbaloo Music + Arts Festival, Honolulu HI

Wednesday, November 11
The Hi Fi, Melbourne, Australia [buy tix]

Thursday, November 12
Metro, Sydney, Australia [buy tix]

Friday, November 13
The Hi Fi, Brisbane, Australia [buy tix]

...and that's it for now!

lots o' love,
Team Trapp


September 25, 2009 -- Just as their headlining tour commences, THE DEAR HUNTER--Casey Crescenzo (singer/pianist/guitarist/lyricist/multi-instrumentalist), Andy Wildrick (guitar), Erick Serna (guitar), Nick Crescenzo (drums), Nate Patterson (bass)—has added more shows to their already busy schedule promoting their critically acclaimed ACT III: LIFE AND DEATH. Once the headlining trek concludes October 3, they’ll head out with Thursday through October 24. When that round of dates is done, they’ll head back out for another week’s worth of headlining shows with Annuals. From there, THE DEAR HUNTER will launch a brief jaunt with Thrice and Polar Bear Club from November 15 – December 4.

In video news, Casey Crescenzo has been putting the finishing touches on the animated video he’s directing and producing for “What It Means To Be Alone,” which will be ready for TV and Internet consumption by mid-October.

Check out THE DEAR HUNTER at any of the following stops:


Headlining shows:

Wed 9/23 Akron, OH Musica

Thu 9/24 Grand Rapids, MI The Mixtape

Fri 9/25 Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen

Sat 9/26 Madison, WI The New Loft

Sun 9/27 St. Louis, MO Firebird

Tue 9/29 Milwaukee, WI Rave Bar

Wed 9/30 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social Club

Sat 10/3 Denver, CO Marquis Theatre

With Thursday:

Mon 10/5 Seattle, WA Neumo’s

Tue 10/6 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom

Thu 10/8 Orangevale, CA The Boardwalk

Fri 10/9 Los Angeles, CA Knitting Factory

Sun 10/11 San Francisco, CA Slim’s

Mon 10/12 Pomona, CA Glass House

Tue 10/13 Tempe, AZ Clubhouse

Thu 10/15 Dallas, TX The Door

Fri 10/16 Austin, TX Emo’s

Sat 10/17 Houston, TX Meridian

Mon 10/19 Jacksonville, FL Edge 17

Tue 10/20 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution

Wed 10/21 St. Petersburg, FL State Theatre

Thu 10/22 Orlando, FL The Social

Fri 10/23 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade

Sat 10/24 Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theatre

Headlining shows (with Annuals):

Sun 10/25 Vienna, VA Jammin’ Java

Tue 10/27 Baltimore, MD Ottobar

Wed 10/28 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom

Thu 10/29 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church/Sanctuary

Fri 10/30 Rochester, NY Club At Water Street Music Hall

Sat 10/31 Hamden, CT The Space

Sun 11/1 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club

With Thrice and Polar Bear Club:

Sun 11/15 Pittsburgh, PA Diesel

Mon 11/16 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection

Tue 11/17 Poplar Grove, IL Chubby Rain/House of Tunes

Thu 11/19 Colorado Springs, CO The Black Sheep

Fri 11/20 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue

Sun 11/22 San Francisco, CA The Grand Ballroom at the Regency

Mon 11/23 Hollywood, CA Avalon

Tue 11/24 Anaheim, CA House of Blues

Wed 11/25 Anaheim, CA House of Blues

Fri 12/4 San Diego, CA Soma






Gov't Mule will be hosting a Listening Party Event for "By A Thread" on Wednesday, September 30th at Brooklyn Bowl in New York City. As a Thank You to those who have already pre-ordered the record and a reminder to those who might not have gotten around to doing so yet, a very limited number of guaranteed entry spots to this free event will be available by lottery only to pre-orderers. The lottery is open right now, all you need is your name and the e-mail you used to pre-order the CD. Please click HERE to submit your lottery request. (Please note, this lottery is good for entry to the listening party ONLY - no transportation or lodging is included with this offer.) If you have not pre-ordered the CD yet, you will have until Friday September 25th @ 6PM Eastern to order and enter the lottery. Winners will be chosen and notified by email on Monday September 28th.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Charles Spearing - The Happiness Project - NYC Nov. 28th and 29th

( Credit // Norman Wong )

About The Happiness Project
Arts & Crafts will be releasing The Happiness Project on February 14. Spearin, best known for his work with Toronto-based bands Do Make Say Think and Broken Social Scene, has been performing samples of The Happiness Project live during BSS concerts this past year, offering insight into the inspiration and concept of the album which was arranged, recorded and developed over the past few years in his home studio as well working with his long time collaborator Ohad Benchetrit at his studio, Th’ Schvitz.

In the album’s liner notes, Charles took time to write a bit of an explanation on the idea behind the project.

“These are my neighbours. My wife and I have two little kids and live in downtown Toronto.” Spearin explains, “In the summertime, all the kids in the neighbourhood play outside together and everyone is out on their porch enjoying each other’s company, telling stories and sharing thoughts. A year or so ago I began inviting some of them over to the house for a casual interview vaguely centered around the subject of happiness. In some cases we never broached the subject directly but none-the-less my friends began to call it my “Happiness Project”.

After each interview Spearin would listen back to the recording and examine the thoughts expressed. In addition, he noticed a natural melody and cadence to the speaking voices of his neighbours as they each discussed their views on “happiness”. “It has always been interesting to me how we use sounds to convey concepts,” says Spearin.“Normally, we don’t pay any attention to the movement of our lips and tongue, and the rising and falling of our voices as we toss our thoughts back and forth to each other,“ he continues, “We just talk and listen. The only time we pay attention to these qualities is in song.

With The Happiness Project, Spearin blurs the line between speaking and singing - life and art - and writes music based on these accidental melodies. With the help of some of his musician friends, Charles plays the instruments to match these natural neighbourhood melodies inspired by thought and happiness and then, as Charles concludes, “I arranged them as though they were songs. All of the melodies on this album are the melodies of every day life.

Thursday October 22nd, 2009London, UKScala
Friday October 23rd, 2009Thessaloniki, GreecePrincipal
Saturday October 24th, 2009Athens, GreeceRodeo
Sunday October 25th, 2009Athens, GreeceRodeo
Monday October 26th, 2009Leipzig, GermanyConne Island
Tuesday October 27th, 2009Munich, GermanyFeierwerk
Wednesday October 28th, 2009Schorndorf, GermanyManufaktur
Thursday October 29th, 2009Duedingen, SwitzerlandBad Bonn
Saturday October 31st, 2009Paris, FranceLa Maroquinerie
Sunday November 1st, 2009Nantes, FranceSoy Festival
Monday November 2nd, 2009Toulouse, FranceKleo
Tuesday November 3rd, 2009Barcelona, SpainSala Apolo
Wednesday November 4th, 2009Bilbao, SpainKafe Antzokia
Thursday November 5th, 2009Marseille, FranceMontevideo
Friday November 6th, 2009Nancy, FranceL'autre Canal
Saturday November 7th, 2009Esch, LuxemburgKulturfabrik
Sunday November 8th, 2009Kortrijk, BelgiumDe Kreujn
Tuesday November 10th, 2009Hamburg, GermanyMolotov
Wednesday November 11th, 2009Malmo, SwedenDebaser
Thursday November 12th, 2009Linkoping, SwedenHerrgarn
Friday November 13th, 2009Oslo, NorwayJohn Dee
Saturday November 14th, 2009Arhus, DenmarkVoxHall
Sunday November 15th, 2009Bielefeld, GermanyForum
Monday November 16th, 2009Berlin, GermanyMagnet
Wednesday November 25th, 2009Montreal, QCLa Sala Rossa
Thursday November 26th, 2009Montreal, QCLa Sala Rossa
Friday November 27th, 2009Cambridge, MAMiddle East Club
Saturday November 28th, 2009Brooklyn, NYMusic Hall Of Williamsburg
Sunday November 29th, 2009New York, NYBowery Ballroom
Monday November 30th, 2009Philadelphia, PAFirst Unitarian Church
Tuesday December 1st, 2009Washington, DCRock and Roll Hotel
Wednesday December 2nd, 2009Pittsburgh, PABrillobox
Thursday December 3rd, 2009Pontiac, MIThe Crofoot
Friday December 4th, 2009Chicago, ILSchubas Tavern

Friday, September 25th, 3pm - 6pm: Yo La Tengo - Playlists and Archives for Inner Ear Detour with David

Friday, September 25th, 3pm - 6pm: Yo La Tengo
Enduring NJ rock icons and WFMU pals Yo La Tengo are playing a huge show at Roseland tonight in NYC, and they'll be chatting via phone with David Suisman on his Inner Ear Detour program, right at the top of the 3:00 PM hour. Hear what the band has in store for this special show, and hear some sounds from their brand new album "Popular Songs."

Playlists and Archives for Inner Ear Detour with David

Fridays 3pm - 6pm on WFMU 91.1 fm 90.1 fm wfmu.org

Stream New Built To Spill - "Things Fall Apart"

Built to Spill will be previewing tracks from their upcoming studio album There Is No Enemy, their seventh, which will be released by Warner Bros. Records on October 6th, 2009. Vocalist/guitarist Doug Martsch spent three and a half years writing the songs, which he recorded with bassist Brett Nelson, drummer Scott Plouf, guitarist Jim Roth, and guitarist Brett Netson. There Is No Enemy is the band’s first album since 2006’s You In Reverse. Previous studio albums include 2001’s Ancient Melodies of the Future, 1999’s Keep It Like A Secret, and their major-label debut, 1997’s Perfect From Now On.

9/18 Boise, ID Hyde Park Street Fair
9/19 Murray, UT Murray Theatre
9/20 Denver, CO Bluebird Theatre
9/21 Denver, CO Bluebird Theatre
9/23 Omaha, NE Slowdown
9/24 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
9/25 Madison, WI Barrymore Theatre
9/26 Chicago, IL Vic Theatre
9/27 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall Ballroom
9/28 Bloomington, IN Bluebird Nightclub
9/29 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
10/01 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
10/02 Newport, KY Southgate House
10/03 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Music Hall
10/04 Cleveland Heights, OH Grog Shop
10/06 Toronto, ONT Lee’s Palace
10/07 Toronto, ONT Lee’s Palace
10/08 Ithaca, NY State Theatre
10/09 Cambridge, MA Middle East
10/10 Cambridge, MA Middle East
10/11 Cambridge, MA Middle East
10/12 New York, NY Webster Hall
10/13 New York, NY Webster Hall
10/14 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
10/15 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
10/16 Philadelphia, PA The Trocadero
10/17 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
10/18 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle
10/20 Athens, GA 40 Watt Club
10/21 Memphis, TN Minglewood Hall
10/22 Dallas, TX Granada Theater
10/23 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
10/24 Austin, TX Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
10/25 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom
10/27 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theatre
10/28 Tucson, AZ Dry River
10/29 TBA
10/30 TBA
10/31 TBA
11/01 TBA
11/13 TBA
11/14 TBA
11/15 Eugene, OR WOW Hall
11/17 Bellingham, WA The Nightlight
11/18 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
11/19 Seattle, WA Showbox at the Market
11/20 Seattle, WA Showbox at the Market

Stream "Things Fall Apart," a track from Built To Spill's forthcoming 'There Is No Enemy.' It's out 10/6 via Warner Bros.

"Things Fall Apart":
windows stream: http://bit.ly/thingsfallwin
quicktime stream: http://bit.ly/thingsqt

"Hindsight," another streaming track from 'There Is No Enemy,' is "positively breezy. The guitars jangle and shimmer. The band's signature riffs -- wobbly slide and tremolo licks -- are judiciously applied, leaving ample space for [Doug] Martsch's reedy croon" (Pitchfork).

Stream "Hindsight": http://bit.ly/btshindsight

Full album track listing:
01 "Aisle 13"
02 "Hindsight"
03 "Nowhere Lullaby"
04 "Good Ol' Boredom"
05 "Life's A Dream"
06 "Oh Yeah"
07 "Pat"
08 "Done"
09 "Planting Seeds"
10 "Things Fall Apart"
11 "Tomorrow"

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Dirty Projectors on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in NYC


On September 28th, 2009 Dirty Projectors will be performing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in NYC, and YOU can get a chance to see the performance live in person at their Rockefeller Center studios! Click on the link below and you will be directed to the “Band Bench” Sweepstakes entry form. Enter for a chance to win seats on the Late Night band benches and an opportunity to surround the stage during Dirty Projectors’ performance. Please make sure you include the following band code: DPR, in your entry form.


Dirty Projectors are also embarking on a full N.A. tour starting October 20th, 2009. Get your tickets now, they are going fast!

10/20/09: Ottobar - Baltimore, MD w/ Givers
10/21/09: The Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA w/Givers
10/22/09: Black Cat - Washington, DC w/Givers
10/24/09: Masquerade - Atlanta, GA w/Givers
10/25/09: NiteTown - Lafayette, LA w/Givers
10/26/09: Antones - Austin, TX w/Givers
10/28/09: Rhythm Room - Phoenix, AZ w/Golden Boots
10/30/09: Birch North ParkTheatre - San Diego, CA w/Little Wings
11/01/09: Bimbos 365 Club - San Francisco, CA w/Little Wings
11/03/09: Aladdin Theater - Portland, OR w/Little Wings
11/04/09: Neumos - Seattle, WA w/Little Wings
11/07/09: In The Venue - Salt Lake City, UT
11/08/09: Bluebird Theater - Denver, CO
11/09/09: The Granada Theatre - Lawrence, KS
11/11/09: Cedar Cultural Center - Minneapolis, MN
11/13/09: Bottom Lounge - Chicago, IL
11/14/09: Opera House - Toronto, ON
11/15/09: Le National - Montreal, QC
11/17/09: Paradise - Boston, MA
11/18/09: Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY - SOLD OUT
11/19/09: Music Hall Of Williamsburg - Brooklyn, NY - SOLD OUT
11/21/09: Music Hall Of Williamsburg - Brooklyn, NY - SOLD OUT
11/22/09: Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY - SOLD OUT


Bitte Orca is available now on Cassette, CD, LP & Digi from Domino Mart.

Busdriver - Santos Party House

Porcupine Tree & Kings X - Tonight - Terminal 5 NYC

From http://www.porcupinetree.com/index.cfm

The Incident charts Stateside!

A glass of bubbly stuff should be raised in honour of the band today following the news that The Incident is at #25 in the Top 200 in the American charts!

For those folks who like to keep scores on these things, FOABP copped the #59 slot, whilst Deadwing came in at #132 in the Top 200.

A great result considering the problems facing both the recording industry and the overall economy at the moment! Well done PT and thanks to all the fans who went out and bought it.

Yo La Tengo - Friday September 25 Roseland (NYC) w/Black Lips

About Popular Songs:

Most of us fans have a silly tendency to look at our favorite musicians as being the smartest people in the world. Within their lyrics we know we’ll find the answers to everything, if we just look hard enough. In truth, most musicians are no smarter than any of us—often much less so. You can find many books on this subject.

Georgia, Ira and James of Yo La Tengo are exceptions to this rule, and Popular Songs, their 12th (or 14th, depending on what and how you count) album is the proof. Because when this new and dramatically unimproved world puts the hard questions to Yo La Tengo, they go Socratic as hell, swaggeringly, reassuringly, honestly telling us that all they know is they know nothing. They do not know why that sunbeam comes through the window when you are determined to sulk; they do not know just how are we going to make it, anyway?

Down to their fingernails, Yo La Tengo understand that the dichotomy has never been love & hate—this life is about love & fear. And fear makes you run and hide, sit on your ass, do nothing but be consumed by it. To restate the obvious, Yo La Tengo are not afraid. They walk bravely forward, into the unknown, hand in hand. And 12 (or 14) albums in, they may just be hitting their stride.

The DEAR HUNTER land in NYC on Wednesday, October 28 at the Bowery Ballroom

THE DEAR HUNTER--Casey Crescenzo (singer/pianist/guitarist/lyricist/multi-instrumentalist/producer), Andy Wildrick (guitar/engineer), Erick Serna (guitar), Nick Crescenzo (drums), and Nate Patterson (bass)--are launching a headlining tour in support of their critically acclaimed sophomore album, ACT III: LIFE AND DEATH, which came out June 23 on Triple Crown Records.

They land in NYC on Wednesday, October 28 at the Bowery Ballroom.

Here’s a live video shot in New York City on July 10 of “He Said He Had A Story” from the new album:


And to give you an idea of their acoustic side, check out this clip of “Mustard Gas,” also from the new album:


And one last clip, a video update from Casey Crescenzo about the launch of the upcoming tour dates and the forthcoming video for “What It Means To Be Alone”:


A continuum of the humanistic tale following an unnamed central character, ACT III: LIFE AND DEATH dives into the fractures of our nature--exploring generally darker subject matter than the previous two chapters of the Dear Hunter saga. At the core, the record examines the social landscape of war, set in a parallel universe during the time of World War One. As you delve deeper into the story, the album sifts through the heart and mind of its main character, known only as "the boy." He is thrust into battle at the height of the conflict, and encounters everything from an angel of death to his twin brother. With every song, a step in the boy's journey is represented. The album begins with the epic and haunting choir vocals of "Writing on a Wall," reflecting the cryptic message our hero sees written on a crumbled wall during battle. He is instructed to "come away...where the ground is red, and you need a mask to breathe." This chilling message summons the boy toward his fate, just as it heralds the listener to invest themselves fully in the listening experience that lay ahead. The powerful opening track serves as a call to arms for both our hero and the listener.

Check out these rave reviews:

“Casey Crescenzo, the multi-talented fountainhead of THE DEAR HUNTER, assembled a masterwork in ACT III: LIFE AND DEATH, ostensibly the midsection of his ongoing, six-act tale of a born-loser boy who falls for a whore. LIFE AND DEATH expands the Danny Elfman-does-gypsy-vaudeville sound pioneered on TDH’s two previous albums, dedicating more space to better explore the densely layered vocal swathes (‘Writing On A Wall’) and polyrhythmic grooves (‘In Cauda Venenum’) for which Crescenzo’s become known. He flexes some serious harmonic muscle on the lachrymose ‘Saved’ and the aching, album-closing trifecta ‘Son,’ ‘Father’ and ‘Life and Death.’ If you’d prefer to simply commence wetting your shorts, jump to the 4:15 mark of ‘Thief’ and listen through to the end of ‘Mustard Gas.’ F**king bravo, man. 4-1/2 out of 5 stars.”
--Casey Lynch, Alternative Press, August 2009

“…dramatic, dissonant, style-shifting rock…baroque orchestral arrangements, Broadway-esque piano ballads and everything in between. One minute DEAR HUNTER leader Casey Crescenzo is drenched in a backdrop of lush harmonies (‘Writing on a Wall’), the next he's roaring through a wall of bombastic guitars and horns (‘In Cauda Venenum’).”
--Evan Lucy, Billboard, July 11, 2009

“…a great example of getting away with a ton of bold guitar work that is always in service of the song…There is a grand theatricality to ACT III that brings to mind Oingo Boingo, Queen and Jellyfish…this is such a great record.”
--Matt Blackett, Guitar Player, September 2009

COMING TO NYC: DREDG on 10/1 with Salman Rushdie

DREDG--Gavin Hayes (vocals, guitar), Drew Roulette (bass, Moog, Speak & Spell, samples), Mark Engles (guitar) and Dino Campanella (drums, keyboards)--will be performing at a special fundraising event with Salman Rushdie on Thursday, October 1 at 7:30pm at Housing Works Bookstore Café (126 Crosby Street). Information can be found at http://www.housingworks.org/events/detail/spin-presents-liner-notes-with-salman-rushdie-and-dredg/

The band's fourth album, THE PARIAH, THE PARROT, THE DELUSION which came out June 9 on their Ohlone Recordings through Warner Music Group's Independent Label Group, was inspired in part by Salman Rushdie’s essay “Imagine There's No Heaven: A Letter to the 6 Billionth Citizen” and is packaged and constructed like a letter, its songs and instrumental interludes connected by eerie, evocative Wurlitzer piano-and-voice segments. Diverse and textured, these intentional imperfections allow some of Dredg’s mellowest recorded moments to mingle with some of their harshest. Salman Rushdie will be reading the essay at the event.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The Decemberists - The Wellmont Theater

Photos By Greg Jacquin

The Mary Onettes - 'Puzzles' (Labrador Records) New Single Released 09/29

The Mary Onettes

(Labrador Records)

New Single Released 09/29

Free download of Puzzles


"this Echo and the Bunnymen-esque cut is an uplifting paen to staying up all night in spite of your problems." -Under The Radar

Fall tour dates to be announced

The Mary Onettes will release 'Puzzles', taken from their sophomore album 'Islands', released November 3rd on Sweden'sLabrador Records, home to The Legends, The Radio Dept. and Little Big Adventure to name a few.

The Mary Onettes’ critically acclaimed debut was described as the perfect mix between A-ha and The Jesus and Mary Chain. Now they are back with a grandiose new album. Imagine a Swedish equivalent of The National on a diet of speed, Planet Earth DVDs, and 80’s guitar pop singles and you’ll have a vague idea of how amazing this is.

The year 2008 was characterized by the deaths of close relatives and friends of Philip Ekström (singer and songwriter of the band) and on 'Islands' he’s put more focus on the lyrics. 'The Disappearance of My Youth' and 'Cry For Love' were written in his girlfriend’s mother’s estate and most of the songs on the album are highly marked by his time in Stockholm after her death.

“The songs are almost too personal and I’ve had a hard time playing them for friends. It’s like all I want to do is keep them to myself.”(Philip). The lyrics are retrospective with themes of lost youth, transience and death.

The first single 'Dare' was no. 1 on Elbo.ws, 'Pleasure Songs' from the debut was Single of the Week on iTunes with half a million downloads. The Mary Onettes have had two songs feature in the TV-series Grey’s Anatomy and their first single on Labrador was tagged Best New Music on Pitchfork. Things have been going well since The Mary Onettes signed with Labrador, but the band has certainly had their ups and downs.

”The title ‘Islands’ came up because I see the tracks on the album as small islands in different shapes and forms where every song is like a record of it’s very own. Johan on Labrador Records suggested the same title without having heard me mentioning the idea, so that was a coincidence too good not to pursue.” (Philip)



Thursday, September 17, 2009

Drink Up Buttercup - 09/17 - Glasslands Gallery - Brooklyn, NY

Drink Up Buttercup Sign To Yep Roc Records
Release New Single with Debut Album to Follow in 2010

"Lumbering drums, jangling shakers, electronic squiggles, and lots of…ragged shouts accompany the strutting bass line and stomping guitar….it's all just loose and playful enough to avoid coming across as overly nostalgic." - Pitchfork

Drink Up Buttercup have signed with Yep Roc Records and to celebrate are giving away the single ‘Even Think’, a fast-paced fist-pumper, driven by frenzied organ arpeggios and swelling vocal harmonies reminiscent of the sound of Brian Wilson re-imagining The Velvet Underground’s White Light/White Heat – all recorded and mixed in less than 24 hours as a lo-fi gift for their fans sonically unique from their other recorded material. If this is the kind of studio magic that is conjured in less than one day you won’t believe your ears when you get to hear the full length coming in early 2010 recorded by Philly’s veritable go-to guy, Bill Moriarty (Dr. Dog, Man Man) and mixed by Rusty Santos, the man responsible for the sound that graced Panda Bear’s Person Pitch.

The single will be backed by an all new alternate version of the live performance fan favorite “Heavy Hand," and this digital 45 can be downloaded for FREE at Yep Roc’s site (Click HERE for link). And for all the vinyl junkies out there the 7” only version will feature a cover of the Buzzcocks classic “Why Can’t I Touch It." Expect two amazing reworks of the single courtesy of electro-pop meastro Cale Parks and renowned party-starter Andrew WK.
Drink Up Buttercup is truly the story of hard work and dedication. There was no stumbling upon an album deal, they earned it the good old-fashioned way by working their backsides off for it. This year alone they released a 7” (Sosey&Dosey/Farewell Captain) on Kanine Records (Grizzly Bear, Chairlift), recorded an entire full-length album, all while playing 60+ self-booked shows. They’ve shared the stage with the likes of Bishop Allen, The Fiery Furnaces, Tune-Yards, Clues, Marnie Stern and Free Energy and if you were lucky enough to catch them live at SXSW, New York’s After The Jump or the countless other shows, consider yourself a member of a privileged club because it won’t be as exclusive for too much longer.

Always planning the next trip, Drink Up Buttercup will be hitting the road again introducing more people to the onstage fracas of fretboards, drumsticks, elbows, metal lockers, mannequin heads, and trashcan lids thrashing through the air. Yet somehow avoiding serious injury to themselves, and always leaving the audience exhausted but eager for more in fashion that The New York Times declares “mesmerizes and clobbers live.”

“Beatle-esque but in a kitchen sink kind of way." - Brooklyn Vegan

Don’t miss out….

09/17 - Glasslands Gallery - Brooklyn, NY
09/22 - Space 1026 (all ages) - Philadelphia, PA
09/25 - Talking Head Club - Baltimore, MA
09/26 - The Tea Bazaar - Charlottesville, Virginia
09/27 - The Blue Nile - Harrisonburg, Virginia
09/29 - The Bog - Scranton, PA
09/30 - Roustabout! @ 797 Lounge - State College, PA
10/02 - Howlers Cafe - Pittsburgh, PA
10/03 - Ronny’s Bar - Chicago, IL
10/08 - Andrews Upstairs - Atlanta, GA
10/09 - Milestone (18+) - Charlotte, NC
10/10 - The New Brewery - Tampa, FL
10/13 - Local 506 - Chapel Hill, NC
10/18 - Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA
10/21 - Cake Shop - New York, NY (CMJ)
10/23 - Glasslands Gallery - Brooklyn, NY (CMJ)