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Thursday, August 30, 2007

The Money Shot: 8.30.07

Today's headlines...

Happy Anniversary Pirates: 20,000 Copyright Lawsuits and Counting (Wired)
MS: "The lawsuits, however, are not working," according to the report by the California privacy group. "Today, downloading from P2P networks is more popular than ever, despite the widespread public awareness of lawsuits."

The report's conclusion: "Suing music fans is no answer to the P2P dilemma."


Belle and Sebastian Are Looking for a Few Good Ladies (Pitchfork)
MS: Earlier today, Murdoch posted an entry in his diary on the band's website, grumbling about a frosty summer in Glasgow and then spinning a (thinly-veiled, autobiographical?) yarn about a boy, two girls, and the superior summer they spent wasting away the hours playing music. Murdoch alludes to a set of songs written-- but never recorded-- by these characters, which he'd like to complete with the help of the two girls from his story, or, failing the discovery of some sort of tear in the continuum between fantasy and reality, two adequate stand-ins. And that, lassie, is where you come in.


Okkervil River Flows Along (AZstarnet.com)
MS: "Somebody forwarded me this whole discussion on a message board about why I've dyed my hair now that we're big and successful," Sheff said. "And it's so funny to me because I've never dyed my hair in my life."


Jason Isbell Takes the Wheel (Metro Pulse)
MS: “It's hard as a writer when you have a vision that's fairly complete, of how you want songs to be recorded and how you want them to sound, it's hard to really collaborate with anybody, really,” he says. “I mean, we never wrote together. Usually, the person who wrote the song was the person who made a lot of the decisions, as far as arrangements and production. So I don't know that it was stifling, but it was kind of like painting half of a picture and then giving it to somebody else to finish."


Jane's Addiction star directs porn film (NME)
MS: "I have many friends in the adult entertainment industry, so I figured... what a great opportunity to work on a feature length project with people I already know."


CBGB's: Tributes to late founder (NME)
"Hilly was the best of men in the worst of places. Humble, we think of him tranquilly sweeping the front sidewalk after long hours of hardcore mayhem. He was impossible to intimidate. He kept his cool, first with the Hell's Angels, then with the punks, and finally, to the end, with the little bourgeois landlord who, not content with milking the city of millions with a phony "hospice" operation (the flop house upstairs), opted to evict him in favor of even more lucrative rents from some corporate chain store that, with ironic justice, has never materialized. (And who would dare? That hallowed block bounded by Joey Ramone Way is still too sacrosanct.)"

New Tour Dates from...

Devendra Banhart
September 2007
1 - Vancouver, British Columbia - Commodore Ballroom
2 - Seattle, WA - Bumbershoot Festival
4 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
6 - Santa Cruz, CA - Rio Theatre
7 - San Francisco, CA - Palace of Fine Arts
10 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
12 - Omaha, NE - Sokol Auditorium
13 - Lawrence, KS - Liberty Hall
15 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
16 - Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theatre
18 - Chicago, IL - Portage Theater
19 - Detroit, MI - Majestic Theatre
21 - Toronto, Ontario - Danforth Hall
22 - Montreal, Quebec - Theatre National
23 - Burlington, VT - University of Vermont
25 - Boston, MA - Roxy
27 - New York, NY - Grand Ballroom
29 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts

October 2007
1 - Washington, DC - Sixth and I Historic Synagogue
4 - Nashville, TN - City Hall
6 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theatre
7 - Austin, TX - La Zona Rosa
9 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theatre
10 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre
12 - Phoenix, AZ - Marquee Theatre
13 - Los Angeles, CA - Orpheum


Bob Dylan w/Elvis Costello
September 2007
16 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Festival (Dylan only)
19-20 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium (Dylan and Amos Lee)
22 - Duluth, GA - The Arena at Gwinnett Center
23 - Clemson, SC - Littlejohn Coliseum @ Clemson University
25 - Norfolk, VA - Old Dominion University Constant Convocation Center
27 - Charlottesville, VA - John Paul Jones Arena @ University of Virginia
28 - Columbia, MA - Merriweather Post Pavilion
29 - Kingston, RI - Ryan Center @ University of Rhode Island
30 - Bridgeport, CT - Arena at Harbor Yard

October 2007
2 - Worcester, MA - DCU Center
4 - Portland, ME - Cumberland County Civic Center
5 - Manchester, NH Verizon - Wireless Arena
6 - Albany, NY - Times Union Center
8 - Syracuse, NY - War Memorial at Oncenter
9 - Rochester, NY - Gordon Field House @ Rochester Institute of Technology
11 - Pittsburgh, PA - University of Pittsburgh Peterson Events Center
12 - Ypsilanti, MI - Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center
13 - Columbus, OH - Ohio State Univ. Schottenstein Center
16 - Dayton, OH - Wright State Univ. Nutter Center
17 - Louisville, KY - Freedom Hall
19 - Bloomington, IN - Indiana Univ. Assembly Hall
20 - Bloomington, IL - US Cellular Coliseum
22 - St. Louis, MO - Fox Theatre
26 - Omaha, NE - Qwest Center


Gogol Bordello
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


Okkervil River
08-30 Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad
08-31 Phoenix, AZ - The Brickhouse
09-01 Tucson, AZ - Club Congress
09-03 San Diego, CA - Casbah *
09-04 Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour *
09-05 San Francisco, CA - Independent *
09-07 Eugene, OR - WOW Hall
09-08 Portland, OR - Berbati's Pan (MusicFest NW) *
09-09 Vancouver, British Columbia - Richard's on Richards *
09-10 Seattle, WA - Neumos *
09-12 Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
09-13 Denver, CO - Marquis Theater *
09-14 Omaha, NE - Waiting Room *
09-15 Iowa City, IA - Picador *
09-17 Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater *
09-18 Chicago, IL - Logan Square Auditorium *
09-19 Urbana, IL - The Canopy Club (Pygmalion Festival) *
09-21 Toronto, Ontario - Lee's Palace *
09-22 Hamilton, Ontario - Pepper Jack's Café *
09-23 Montreal, Quebec - La Sala Rossa *
09-24 South Burlington, VT - Higher Ground *
09-25 Cambridge, MA - Middle East Downstairs *
09-26 Northampton, MA - Pearl Street *
09-28 New York, NY - Webster Hall *
09-29 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's *
09-30 Washington, DC - Rock and Roll Hotel *
10-02 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle *
10-03 Athens, GA - 40 Watt *
10-04 Tallahassee, FL - Club Downunder *
10-06 Houston, TX - Walter's on Washington *
11-03-04 Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Fest
11-06 Colchester, England - Colchester Arts Centre
11-07 Nottingham, England - The Social
11-08 Newcastle, England - Newcastle University
11-09 Glasgow, Scotland - Nice N Sleazy
11-10 Manchester, England - Roadhouse
11-12 Brussels, Belgium - Ancienne Belgique
11-13 Paris, France - La Cigalle #
11-14 Fribourg, Switzerland - Fri-Son
11-19 Vienna, Austria - Szene
11-20 Munich, Germany - Registratur
11-22 Frankfurt, Germany - Brotfabrik
11-23 The Hague, Netherlands - Crossing Border Festival
11-24 Muenster, Germany - Gleiss 22
11-25 Cologne, Germany - Prime Club
11-26 Berlin, Germany - Lido
11-27 Hamburg, Germany - Knust
11-29 Copenhagen, Denmark - Loppen
11-30 Stockholm, Sweden - Spark Club @ Debaser Medis
12-01 Oslo, Norway - John Dee
12-04 Brighton, England - Pressure Point
12-05 Liverpool, England - Liverpool Academy
12-06 Dublin, Ireland - Whelan's
12-07 Leeds, England - Brudenell Social Club
12-08 Cardiff, Wales - Barfly
12-09 London, England - Luminaire
12-10 London, England - Luminaire

* with Damien Jurado
# with Vic Chesnutt

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

R.I.P, Hilly...

How ironic that the scene that he helped create added so much value to the neighborhood that he was eventually priced out. But without his vision, how different would today's music scene be? Would we even know about the Ramones, T-Heads, Blondie and Patti Smith without his venue to champion their music in the world's greatest city?

In tribute to both the man and the nightspot, the following vids were all shot in CBGB. With 19 videos and over 90 minutes in music and interviews, think of it as the ultimate "last" CBGB show...

The Ramones


The Jesus Lizard


Hank III


Lucero


Living Colour


The Dead Boys


The Libertines


The Soundtrack of Our Lives


Ice-T and Body Count


Guns 'n' Roses


Social D


Rancid


Green Day


Sonic Youth


Blondie


Talking Heads


Patti Smith


A CBGB clip from the BBC


and finally, in his own words...

The Money Shot: 8.29.07

Today's headlines...

Hilly Kristal, CBGB Founder: R.I.P. (Harp)
MS: Kristal had operated the legendary venue since the mid ‘70s, eventually seeing it forced to close last year in the aftermath of a failed legal battle to save it. CBGB owed a massive back rent bill, and Kristal’s tireless efforts to have it preserved as a historical landmark ultimately fell on deaf ears—no pun intended. CBGB, of course, midwived the careers of Blondie, the Talking Heads, Television, the Ramones and scores others, many of whom—including the Bad Brains and the Dictators—performed at the club during its final days.


Rock of ages (San Diego Union-Tribune)
MS: Last year's Top 100 U.S. tours attracted a cumulative audience of 38 million. Aerosmith, which had 2006's 10th biggest grossing tour, brought in $58 million, $147 million less than Madonna's tour earned. The two youngest groups in the Top 10 were Bon Jovi, which was formed in 1983, and the Dave Matthews Band, which was formed in 1991.


When Good Music Happens To Bad Ads (MSNBC)
MS: Listening to Mould, of Husker Du and Sugar fame, should evoke memories of that guitarist you had a crush on in high school, or the concert where you were crammed up against the stage, singing along as loud as you could and still unable to hear your own voice. It should not make you think of potential investment vehicles.

New Tour Dates from...

Hot Hot Heat
September 2007
15 - Los Angeles, CA - Home Depot Center/KROQ LA Invasion
18 - Vancouver, British Columbia - Commodore Ballroom
20 - Victoria, British Columbia - Sugar
22 - Seattle, WA - Qwest Field/Endfest
23 - Bend, OR - Domino Room
24 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
26 - San Diego, CA - Soma
28 - Ventura, CA - Majestic Ventura Theatre
29 - Queen Creek, AZ - Schnepf Farms/Edgefest

October 2007
1 - Denver, CO - Gothic Theatre
3 - Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line Music Café
4 - Chicago, IL - The Vic
5 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrews Hall
7 - Montreal, Quebec - Club Soda
8 - Toronto, Ontario - Kool Haus
10 - Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
11 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
13 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
14 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore at The Theatre of Living Arts
15 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live!
17 - Atlanta, GA - Center Stage Theatre
18 - Orlando, FL - The Social
19 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
20 - Saint Petersburg, FL - State Theatre
22 - Houston, TX - Meridian Red Room
23 - Austin, TX - Emo's
24 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
27 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre
30 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore


Animal Collective
September 2007
5 - Boston, MA - Avalon Ballroom
6 - Montreal, Quebec - Le National
7 - Ottawa, Ontario - Bronson Centre Theatre
8 - Toronto, Ontario - Phoenix
9 - Oberlin, OH - Dionysus Club/Oberlin College
10 - Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre
11 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
14 - Seattle, WA - Neumo's
15 - Vancouver, British Columbia - Commodore Ballroom
16 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
17 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore Auditorium
18 - Los Angeles, CA - Henry Fonda Theater
20 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theater
21 - El Paso, TX - Club 101
22 - Austin, TX - Emo's
23 - Norman, OK - Bricktown Ballroom
24 - St. Louis, MO - Gargoyle Club
25 - Nashville, TN - Cannery Ballroom
26 - Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
27 - Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
28 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
29 - Philadelphia, PA - Starlight Ballroom
30 - New York, NY - Webster Hall

October 2007
1 - New York, NY - Webster Hall


1990s
Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church w/ Voxtrot (October 7)
Toronto, ON The Mod Club w/ Voxtrot (9)
Ottawa, ON Zaphod Beeblebrox w/ Voxtrot (10)
Montreal, QC La Sala Rossa w/ Voxtrot (11)
Northampton, MA Pearl Street w/ Voxtrot (12)
Cambridge, MA Middle East w/ Voxtrot (13)
Hoboken, NJ Maxwell's (14)
Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ Voxtrot (15)
Washington DC The Rock and Roll Hotel (17)
Rochester, NY Bug Jar (19)
Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom (20)
Newport, KY Southgate House (21)
Denver, CO Larimer Lounge (24)
West Hollywood, CA The Troubadour (27)
Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre w/ Roky Erickson (28)
San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall w/ Roky Erickson (31)
Vancouver, BC Richard's On Richards w/ The Long Blondes (November 2)
Portland, OR Dante's (3)
Seattle, WA High Dive (4)
Minneapolis, MN The 400 Bar (7)
Chicago, IL Empty Bottle (8)
Columbus, OH The Basement w/ Electric Six (9)
Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall w/ Electric Six (10)
Lawrence, KS Granada w/ The Hold Steady + Art Brut (13)
Dallas, TX The Palladium Ballroom w/ The Hold Steady + Art Brut (14)
Austin, TX La Zona Rosa w/ The Hold Steady + Art Brut (15)
Birmingham, AL Bottle Tree Annex w/ The Hold Steady + Art Brut (17)
Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse w/ The Hold Steady + Art Brut (18)
Richmond, VA Toad's Place w/ The Hold Steady + Art Brut (19)
Washington DC 9:30 Club w/ The Hold Steady + Art Brut (20)
New York, NY Terminal 5 w/ The Hold Steady + Art Brut (21)


Gogol Bordello
Wed 08/29/07 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
Fri 08/31/07 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom
Sat 09/01/07 Seattle, WA Bumbershoot
Sun 09/02/07 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
Sun 10/07/07 New Haven, CT Toad's Place
Tue 10/09/07 Toronto, ON Opera House
Wed 10/10/07 Montreal, QC Club Soda
Thu 10/11/07 Boston, MA The Roxy
Sat 10/13/07 Lewiston, ME Grey Cage
Mon 10/15/07 Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony
Tue 10/16/07 Baltimore, MD Sonar
Thu 10/18/07 Blacksburg, VA Lyric Theatre
Fri 10/19/07 Atlanta, GA Coca Cola Roxy Theatre
Sat 10/20/07 New Orleans, LA Tipitina's Uptown
Sun 10/21/07 Dallas, TX Granada Theater
Mon 10/22/07 Austin, TX Emo's Austin
Wed 10/24/07 Tempe, AZ The Marquee Theatre
Thu 10/25/07 Los Angeles, CA Mayan Theatre
Fri 10/26/07 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre
Sat 10/27/07 Las Vegas, NV Sam Boyd Stadium
Mon 10/29/07 Boulder, CO Boulder Theater
Thu 11/01/07 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
Sat 11/03/07 New York, NY Terminal 5
Tue 11/13/07 Amsterdam, NET Melkweg
Wed 11/14/07 Brussels, BEL AB Box @ Ancienne Belgique
Thu 11/15/07 Paris, FRA Trabendo
Thu 11/22/07 Vienna, AUT Arena
Sat 11/24/07 Prague, CZE Archa Theatre
Thu 11/29/07 Copenhagen, DEN Vega Musikkenshus
Tue 12/04/07 Helsinki, FIN Tavastiaklubi
Sat 12/08/07 London, UK Carling Apollo Hammersmith
Mon 12/10/07 Brighton, UK Brighton Dome
Tue 12/11/07 Wolverhampton, UK Wulfrun Hall
Thu 12/13/07 Glasgow, UK ABC
Fri 12/14/07 Norwich, UK University Of East Anglia
Sat 12/15/07 Nottingham, UK Rock City
Sun 12/16/07 Manchester, UK Manchester Academy
Tue 12/18/07 Sheffield, UK The Leadmill

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

New Tour Dates from...

Uh... B-RRR-UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU-CCCC-EE

This just in from Springsteen's website...

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band fall tour itinerary
Date City Venue On Sale
10/2 Hartford, CT Hartford Civic Center 9/8
10/5 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center 9/8
10/9-10 East Rutherford, NJ Continental Airlines Arena 9/10
10/14 Ottawa, ONT Civic Centre 9/17
10/15 Toronto, ONT Air Canada Centre 9/17
10/17-18 New York, NY Madison Square Garden 9/10
10/21 Chicago, IL United Center 9/8
10/26 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena 9/15
10/28 Los Angeles, CA Venue TBA TBA
11/2 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center 9/22
11/4 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena 9/15
11/5 Auburn Hills, MI Palace Of Auburn Hills 9/21
11/11 Washington, D.C. Verizon Arena 9/21
11/14 Pittsburgh, PA Mellon Arena 9/14
11/15 Albany, NY Times Union Center 9/8
11/18 Boston, MA TD Banknorth Garden 9/22
11/25 Madrid, SPAIN Palacio De Deportes 10/2
11/26 Bilbao, SPAIN Bilbao Exhibition Centre 10/9
11/28 Milan, ITALY Datchforum 9/10
11/30 Arnhem, NETHERLANDS Geldredome 9/8
12/2 Mannheim, GERMANY Sap Arena 8/31
12/4 Oslo, NORWAY Oslo Spektrum 9/3
12/8 Copenhagen, DENMARK Forum Copenhagen 9/3
12/10 Stockholm, SWEDEN Globe Arena 9/1
12/12 Antwerp, BELGIUM Sports Paleis 9/8
12/13 Cologne, GERMANY Koln Arena 8/31
12/15 Belfast, IRELAND Odyssey Arena 9/6
12/17 Paris, FRANCE Palais Omnisports De Bercy 9/7
12/19 London, UK O2 Arena 8/30


Oh... and the first single from the new CD, "Radio Nowhere", is available as a FREE download on iTunes this week.

The Money Shot: 8.28.07

Looks like Michael Vick and Gonzo have sucked all the air out of the news room. But let's see if we can scrape the sides of the internet enough to make a tasty music news sandwich...

Lou Reed Works With the Killers on New Track (Pitchfork)
MS: Pardon our incredulity. It's not that the Killers aren't awesome in their way, but "their way" is sort of the same thing Lou Reed's spent much of his career standing outside of. Also, don't bands generally wait until they have more than a couple albums before they drop a rarities comp? And wouldn't you think Lou Reed would maybe choose a band a little more road-tested (or with a bit more gravitas) than the Killers for a rare guest appearance? Perhaps Lou, like the rest of us, wishes he wrote "Mr. Brightside", too.


Feist Gets Folks From Broken Social Scene, The National, Grizzly Bear, The New Pornographers, Mates Of State, And Nicole Atkins To Dress In White And Perform "1234" On Letterman (Stereogum)
MS: Leslie sounds better than she did on Conan and all, and if you'd never heard her before last night you probably would've "ooh"ed" and "aah"ed at her voice, but seeing as you've sang along to "1234" countless times, it's really just a trip to see Ed Droste, Chris Bear/Taylor, Dan Rossen, Carl (and Christy!) Newman, Kevin Drew, and Nicole Atkins, alongside our dudes in the National and Feist's Reminder cover photographer (thin blonde to your right of Kevin Drew) -- all wearing white, with those crazy, sparkly colored bangles.


The Education of Kanye West (NY Times)
MS: “I love TV on the Radio’s production,” he said, referencing the critically acclaimed Brooklyn indie-rockers, “but man, at the end of the day, Keane and the Killers have bigger hooks.” Mr. West stops, considers, then laughs. “The last thing I need now in my quest to be cool is for somebody to think I dissed TV on the Radio.”

Monday, August 27, 2007

MJTV: Tegan and Sara - The Con (live acoustic)

Audience vid from the SF Virgin megastore...

MJTV: Arctic Monkeys - Teddy Picker (live)

From their live appearance on Later... with Jools Holland.

MJTV: Foo Fighters - The Pretender

Another great Foo Fighters video...

Most Wanted: 8.25.07

Musical Justice's Weekly Top 20 songs, based upon airplay...

Rank - Artist - Song - Album
1 Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Down Boy - Is Is
2 Wilco - Walken - Sky Blue Sky
3 Interpol - The Heinrich Maneuver - Our Love to Admire
4 Smashing Pumpkins - Tarantula - Zeitgeist
5 Tim Armstrong - Into Action - A Poet's Life
6 Kings Of Leon - Fans - Because Of The Times
7 Queens Of The Stone Age - 3's & 7's - Era Vulgaris
8 Modest Mouse - Missed the Boat - We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank
9 Maximo Park - Our Velocity - Our Earthly Pleasures
10 Foo Fighters - The Pretender - Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace
11 Matthew Ryan - American Dirt - MRVSS
12 Arctic Monkeys - Teddy Picker - Favourite Worst Nightmare
13 Tegan and Sara - The Con - The Con
14 Incubus - Oil and Water - Light Grenades
15 The White Stripes - Rag & Bone - Icky Thump
16 The Bravery - Time Won't Let Me Go - The Sun and The Moon
17 Malcolm Middleton - Fuck It, I Love You - A Brighter Beat
18 Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová - Falling Slowly - Once
19 The Magic Numbers - This Is A Song - Those The Brokes
20 Satellite Party - Wish Upon A Dog Star - Ultra Payloaded

The Money Shot: 8.27.07

Today's headlines...


In a Posse's Strength: An Interview with Tori Amos (Popmatters)
MS: My parents, when they heard the song ["Big Wheel"] for the first time were in my truck and I was driving them down the coast somewhere in Florida. They heard the album in my car, on my truck stereo while we, you know, just got a little picnic and drove up and down. And they had the lyrics in front of them. [Laughing] My dad is half deaf, but my mom’s not. He turned around and said “Mama, what is this M-I-L-F? What is that Mama?” Mom said [affecting a genteel Southern-accented imitation of her mother, the famous Mary], “Oh Ed, I don’t know what that is. What does that mean?” And I just said “Oh, Mom, let’s just not.” [Again doing her mom’s voice] “Oh dear, what? You think I’m born yesterday? That I can’t handle your shocking information?” And so I told them. And my father blushed and my mother roared. You know, as a minister, he knows that I live to try and bring sexuality into a place of acceptance and goodness. Just because you are in touch with your sexuality doesn’t mean you’re demonic.


Digital music services try to nibble away at Apple (Yahoo/Reuters)
MS: Several digital music service providers -- including MTV's Urge, Rhapsody, Verizon Wireless, Wal-Mart and Yahoo Music -- have unveiled new forays designed to shine light on their struggling services in the shadow of Apple's still-dominant iTunes.

While no individual effort is likely to dislodge Apple from its No. 1 position, all are clearly efforts to chip away at its commanding lead. According to data from NPD Group, Apple controls 73.7 percent of the retail digital-music market, with more than 3 billion tracks sold since it went live. iTunes is also the third-largest music retailer of any kind, surpassed only by Best Buy and Wal-Mart.


Billy Corgan: "American girls are sluts" (NME)
MS: Midway through the set stage cameras panned the crowd, which included a scantily clad young woman, about whom Corgan commented "There's something about a girl who's willing to take her top off so quickly."


Raconteurs Spill A Few New Album Beans (Pitchfork)
MS: "Ok, the time is right. The teurs have a lot of new songs in the works people, the writing and structure of them has dissipated and reinvigorated and many times over since we came home from our last shows."


Sloan Is Back (Toronto Star)
MS: "It'd be hard to see how much money you could make just by putting out singles because we depend on radio play. In order to rely on someone to work your song on radio, you really have to be selling an album."

TiVo Alert

This week's late night musical highlights...

Monday - Feist (Letterman)
Tuesday - Ben Harper (Leno), Okkervil River (Conan)
Wednesday - Against Me! (Letterman), Mat Kearney (Leno), Joss Stone (Kimmel)
Thursday - Wilco (Leno), Eisley (Conan)
Friday - nothing's on & you probably don't have to work on Monday, so go hit your fav nightspot and close the place down!

Friday, August 24, 2007

The Money Shot: 8.24.07

Today's headlines...

US shows to be Morrissey's last 'for the foreseeable future' (Live Daily)
MS: "These shows will be the last Morrissey will do for the foreseeable future," a statement from the singer's publicist said. "With that in mind, all of the venues have been specifically chosen, as they are small and intimate where Morrissey can see the eyes of everyone in the audience and those in attendance can be in the thick of it."


The Cure Postpone Fall Tour Until Spring (Pitchfork)
MS: "We want to remodel/rework the live show for North America," they wrote by way of excuse on their website. "Change things around, incorporate new songs... and we need time and focus to do this."


Beth Ditto strips off at the Carling Weekend: Reading Festival (NME)
MS: The set ended with a mass singalong to 'Standing In The Way Of Control', during which Ditto peeled off her dress, prompting mass cheering from the crowd. The singer then bent over with her backside facing the audience, gave the 'single finger' gesture between her legs, then left the stage to rapturous cheering with her band.


Truckers Make Local Stops (Birmingham News)
MS: "Mike Cooley and I have 22 years in now this month," Hood says. "Our band always works as a democracy, but at the same time, there's a certain amount of - for lack of a better word - seniority in the relationship he and I have. That sort of leads the way for what the direction the band is going to be moving in, the direction the two of us go in, and we were kind of moving in a different one."

MJTV: Bruce Springsteen - Radio Nowhere

Let's see how long this works... here's a rip of "Radio Nowhere", the first single from Springsteen's upcoming CD with The E Street Band "Magic"... Audio only... If anyone finds a clean MP3 of the whole song, send me the file or a link!

On The Road Again

New tour dates from...

Chris Cornell
September 2007
15 - Carson, CA - Home Depot Center
25 - Winnipeg, MB - Burton Cummings Theatre
26 - Regina, Saskatchewan - Conexus Centre of the Arts
28 - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - Prairieland Park
29 - Edmonton, Alberta - River Cree Resort and Casino
30 - Calgary, Alberta - MacEwan Hall @ University of Calgary

October 2007
2 - Vancouver, British Columbia - Vancouver Centre of the Performing Arts
3 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre
4 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theatre
6 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot
7 - Reno, NV - Grand Sierra Resort and Casino


Wilco
08-24 Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre #
08-26 Santa Barbara, CA - County Bowl #
08-27 San Diego, CA - SDSU Open Air Theater #
08-29 Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre #
09-01 Denver, CO - Fillmore Auditorium #
09-02 Denver, CO - Fillmore Auditorium #
09-04 Duluth, MN - Bayfront Festival Park
09-11 Madison, WI - Overture Hall *
09-12 Chicago, IL - Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park *
09-13 Southaven, MS - Snowden Grove Amphitheatre *
09-14 Dallas, TX - Palladium Ballroom *
09-16 Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Festival
09-18 Little Rock, AR - Robinson Auditorium *
09-19 Columbia, MO - 9th Street Summerfest *
09-21 Louisville, KY - Louisville Slugger Field *
10-09 Milwaukee, WI - Eagle's Ballroom
10-10 Minneapolis, MN - Northrop Auditorium
10-13 Kansas City, MO - Crossroads
10-14 Iowa City, IA - Main Lounge
10-16 Columbus, OH - Wexner Center
10-17 Detroit, MI - Fox Theater
10-28 New Orleans, LA - Voodoo Music Experience
11-02 Manchester, England - Manchester Academy
11-03 Newcastle, England - Newcastle Academy
11-04 Birmingham, England - Birmingham Academy
11-05 London, England - Brixton Academy
11-06 Brussels, Belgium - Cirque Royal
11-08 Barcelona, Spain - Razzmatazz
11-09 Madrid, Spain - Riviera
11-11 Bilbao, Spain - Euskalduna
11-14 Dublin, Ireland - Vicar Street
11-15 Dublin, Ireland - Vicar Street

# with Richard Swift
* with Dr. Dog


Bright Eyes
09-13 Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre *
09-14 Boise, ID - Big Easy Concert House *
09-15 Spokane, WA - Big Easy Concert House *
09-16 Olympia, WA - Capital Theatre *
09-18 Fairbanks, AK - University of Alaska - Fairbanks *
09-19 Anchorage, AK - University of Alaska - Anchorage *
09-20 Anchorage, AK - University of Alaska - Anchorage *
09-22 Seattle, WA - Quest Field (End Fest)
09-23 Eugene, OR - McDonald Theatre #
09-24 Chico, CA - Senator Theatre #
09-29 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl ^
10-03 Mexico City, Mexico - Vive Cuervo Salon
10-19 Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre
10-20 Kalamazoo, MI - State Theatre
10-21 Champaign, IL - Foellinger Auditorium at University of Illinois
10-22 Milwaukee, WI - Riviera Theatre
10-23 Lawrence, KS - Lied Center at University of Kansas
10-24 Omaha, NE - Waiting Room
10-25 Sioux Falls, SD - Ramkota Exhibit Hall
10-27 Billings, MT - Shrine Auditorium
10-28 Missoula, MT - University Theatre
10-30 Edmonton, Alberta - Events Center
10-31 Calgary, Alberta - MacEwan Hall
11-02 Winnipeg, Manitoba - Burton Cummings Theatre
11-03 Fargo, ND - The Venue at Playmakers
11-04 Iowa City, IA - Main Lounge at University of Iowa
11-06 Memphis, TN - Orpheum Theatre
11-07 Birmingham, AL - Alabama Theatre
11-08 Charleston, SC - The Plex
11-09 Winston Salem, NC - Millennium Center
11-10 Norfolk, VA - The NorVa
11-11 Washington, DC - DAR Constitution Hall
11-12 Wilmington, DE - Grand Opera House
11-14 Binghamton, NY - Magic City Music Hall
11-15 Rochester, NY - Main Street Armory
11-16 Portsmouth, NH - The Music Hall
11-17 Providence, RI - Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
11-18 Worcester, MA - Palladium
11-19 New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall

* with Nik Freitas
# with Port O'Brien
^ with Los Angeles Philharmonic, M. Ward


Bishop Allen/John Vanderslice
09-17 Orlando, FL - The Social
09-18 St. Augustine, FL - Cafe Eleven
09-19 Tallahassee, FL - Club Downunder
09-20 Atlanta, GA - The Earl
09-21 Durham, NC - Duke Coffeehouse
09-22 Washington, DC - Rock and Roll Hotel
09-24 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
09-26 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
09-27 Cambridge, MA - The Middle East
09-28 Cambridge, MA - The Middle East
09-29 Buffalo, NY - Buffalo Icon
10-02 Ann Arbor, MI - Blind Pig
10-03 Cleveland Heights, OH - Grog Shop
10-04 Athens, OH - Baker Theater at Ohio University
10-05 Bloomington, IN - John Waldron Art Center
10-06 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
10-08 Minneapolis, MN - 7th St Entry
10-09 Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room
10-11 Denver, CO - Hi-Dive
10-12 Provo, UT - Velour
10-13 Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
10-15 Vancouver, British Columbia - Red Room
10-17 Seattle, WA - Neumos
10-18 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
10-20 San Francisco, CA - The Independent

Bishop Allen:

08-24 Lexington, KY - Icehouse
08-25 Richmond, IN - The Comstock Room (Earlham College)
10-21 Los Angeles, CA - TBA
11-28 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Club 12 vor 3
11-29 Groningen, Netherlands - Vera
12-01 Nijmegen, Netherlands - Marleyn
12-02 Utrecht, Netherlands - Ekko
12-08 Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Club Festival
12-13 Munich, Germany - Rote Sonne

John Vanderslice:

09-05 Fresno, CA - Tokyo Garden
09-06 Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour *#
09-07 San Diego, CA - The Casbah *
09-08 Phoenix, AZ - Modified *
09-09 Tucson, AZ - Plush *
09-11 Austin, TX - The Parish *
09-12 Norman, OK - The Opolis *
09-14 Dallas, TX - The Loft *
09-15 Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon *
10-01 Toronto, Ontario - Horseshoe Tavern


Paolo Nutini
Fri 09/07/07 Buffalo, NY Albright-Knox Museum
Sat 09/08/07 Toronto, ON Island Park
Sun 09/09/07 Montreal, QC Parc Jean-Drapeau
Mon 09/10/07 South Burlington, VT Higher Ground
Wed 09/12/07 New York, NY Fillmore New York At Irving Plaza
Thu 09/13/07 Philadelphia, PA The Fillmore - TLA
Fri 09/14/07 Austin, TX Stubb's Bar-B-Q
Sat 09/15/07 Austin, TX Zilker Park
Tue 09/18/07 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theatre
Wed 09/19/07 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre
Fri 09/21/07 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
Sat 09/22/07 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theatre
Sun 09/23/07 Chula Vista, CA Coors Amphitheatre
Mon 09/24/07 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
Tue 09/25/07 Seattle, WA Moore Theatre
Wed 09/26/07 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
Fri 09/28/07 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall
Sat 09/29/07 Cleveland, OH House Of Blues
Sun 09/30/07 Decorah, IA Regents Center
Mon 10/01/07 Saint Paul, MN Fitzgerald Theater
Tue 10/02/07 Chicago, IL Vic Theatre
Thu 10/04/07 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
Fri 10/05/07 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live!
Sat 10/06/07 Boston, MA Orpheum Theatre
Sun 10/07/07 Tarrytown, NY Tarrytown Music Hall
Mon 10/08/07 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Small's Theatre
Wed 10/10/07 Indianapolis, IN Murat Egyptian Room
Thu 10/11/07 Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theater
Fri 10/12/07 Madison, WI Barrymore Theatre
Sat 10/13/07 West Des Moines, IA Val Air Ballroom
Sun 10/14/07 Saint Louis, MO The Pageant
Tue 10/16/07 Omaha, NE Sokol Auditorium / Underground
Wed 10/17/07 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theater
Fri 10/19/07 Park City, UT Harry O's
Sun 10/21/07 Tempe, AZ The Marquee Theatre
Tue 10/23/07 Dallas, TX House Of Blues
Wed 10/24/07 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
Fri 10/26/07 Nashville, TN Wildhorse Saloon
Sat 10/27/07 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle
Sun 10/28/07 New Orleans, LA New Orleans City Park

Thursday, August 23, 2007

MJTV: Eisley - Invasion

From the new Eisley CD "Combinations" in stores yesterday...

MJTV: Rilo Kiley - Silver Lining

The latest video (and likely 2nd single) from Rilo Kiley's "Under The Blacklight"...

The Money Shot: 8.23.07

Today's headlines...

Killers Corralling Rarities For B-Sides Album (Billboard)
MS: "In England we have a lot of B-sides that people in America would never know about because we don't have singles here," Flowers tells Billboard.com. "So we have about 15 of these songs that people have never heard, and we wanted to stick them on something for people to get to have them all together."


Morrissey Rewards Diehards, Quashes Smiths Reunion (Billboard)
MS: Morrissey's publicist has confirmed the artist refused a $75 million offer to tour under the Smiths name in 2008 and/or 2009, with the only mandate being that Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr would be part of the band. The Smiths also declined a multi-million dollar offer to perform in recent years at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif.


Self- discovery fuels Mark Olson's 'Salvation Blues' (STL Today)
MS: "I was just thinking about this: It was about different levels of responsibility. I'd just gotten married, I'd bought a house and I really liked that. With the Jayhawks, I'd been renting, we had a tour manager, and the only real responsibility in my life boiled down to writing five songs every three years and playing the acoustic guitar. There was more that I wanted in terms of musicianship, and life in general".


Nels Cline brings his guitar and his greatness to Wilco (Sign On San Diego)
MS: “All the stuff about Jeff being a 'tyrant' is hysterical to me. He's had some rough times and made some hard decisions, and some of that is unpleasant. But he's so un-tyrannical that I don't see him being a person who ever had a tyrannical personality at all.”

On The Road Again

New tour dates from...

The Avett Brothers
Fri 08/24/07 Kansas City, MO The Crossroads
Sat 08/25/07 Denver, CO Soiled Dove Underground
Sun 08/26/07 Boulder, CO E-Town @ Boulder Th.
Mon 08/27/07 Aspen, CO Belly Up Aspen
Tue 08/28/07 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
Thu 08/30/07 Boise, ID Big Easy Concert House
Sat 09/01/07 Seattle, WA Bumbershoot
Sun 09/02/07 Vancouver, BC Vancouver East Cultural Centre
Mon 09/03/07 Memphis, TN Delta Music Festival
Fri 09/07/07 Norfolk, VA Attucks Theatre
Sat 09/08/07 Wilmington, NC Riverfront Harvest Festival
Fri 09/14/07 Bristol, TN Rhythm & Roots Festival
Sat 09/15/07 Greensboro, NC War Memorial Auditorium
Wed 09/19/07 Towson, MD Recher Theatre
Thu 09/20/07 Richmond, VA Toad's Place
Fri 09/21/07 Charlottesville, VA Satellite Ballroom
Sat 09/22/07 Centerville, VA Capital City Carnival
Wed 09/26/07 Auburn, AL War Eagle Supper Club
Fri 09/28/07 Huntsville, AL Big Spring Jam
Sat 09/29/07 Knoxville, TN Bijou Theatre
Tue 10/02/07 Providence, RI Decibel
Wed 10/03/07 New Haven, CT Toad's Place
Thu 10/04/07 Newmarket, NH Stone Church
Fri 10/05/07 Troy, NY Revolution Hall
Sat 10/06/07 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom
Sun 10/07/07 Toronto, ON Horseshoe Tavern
Fri 10/12/07 Birmingham, AL Workplay Theatre
Sat 10/13/07 Atlanta, GA TBA
Thu 10/18/07 Petaluma, CA McNears Mystic Theatre
Fri 10/19/07 Hanford, CA Fox Theatre
Sat 10/20/07 Santa Barbara, CA Lobero Theatre
Sun 10/21/07 Joshua Tree, CA Joshua Tree Lake Campgrounds
Sun 10/28/07 Charleston, SC Music Farm
Fri 11/02/07 Dallas, TX Granada Theater
Sun 11/04/07 Austin, TX La Zona Rosa
Wed 11/07/07 Athens, GA Georgia Theatre
Sun 11/11/07 Gainesville, FL Common Grounds
Fri 11/16/07 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club / Lounge
Sat 11/17/07 New York, NY Webster Hall
Sun 11/18/07 Ithaca, NY State Theatre


The Thermals
08-25 George, WA - The Gorge Amphitheater (Download Festival)
09-08 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom (Musicfest NW)
10-16 Vancouver, British Columbia - Richard's on Richards
10-18 Calgary, Alberta - Broken City
10-19 Edmonton, Alberta - Velvet Underground
10-20 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - Amigo's
10-21 Winnipeg, Manitoba - Royal Albert
10-22 Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club
10-24 Chicago, IL - Logan Square Auditorium
10-25 Pontiac, MI - The Eagle Theater
10-26 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom
10-27 Toronto, Ontario - Horseshoe Tavern
10-28 Montreal, Quebec - Club Lambi
10-30 Cambridge, MA - Middle East Downstairs
11-02 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
11-03 Washington, DC - Black Cat


The Decemberists
09-14 Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Monolith Festival)
09-16 Austin, TX - Zilker Park (Austin City Limits Festival)
09-22 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
09-23 Cologne, Germany - Live Music Hall
09-24 Frankfurt, Germany - Batschkapp
09-25 Karlsruhe, Germany - Substage
09-27 Vienna, Austria - Arena
09-28 Munich, Germany - Muffathalle
09-29 Berlin, Germany - Postbahnhof
09-30 Hamburg, Germany - Grosse Freiheit
10-02 London, England - Royal Festival Hall
10-03 Cambridge, England - Junction
10-05 Wolverhampton, England - Wulfrun Hall
10-06 Bristol, England - Anson Rooms
10-07 Oxford, England - Academy
10-09 Dublin, Ireland - Vicar Street
10-10 Liverpool, England - Academy
10-11 Newcastle, England - Academy
10-12 Glasgow, Scotland - Academy
10-13 Leeds, England - Metropolitan University
10-28 Chicago, IL - Vic Theater ("Long of It") *
10-29 Chicago, IL - Vic Theater ("Short of It") *
11-01 New York, NY - Terminal 5 ("Long of It") *
11-02 New York, NY - Terminal 5 ("Short of It") *
11-03 Boston, MA - Orpheum ("Long of It") *
11-04 Boston, MA - Orpheum ("Short of It") *
11-06 Winston-Salem, NC - Millennium Center ("Long of It") *
11-07 Winston-Salem, NC - Millennium Center ("Short of It") *
11-09 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club ("Long of It") *
11-10 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club ("Short of It") *
11-11 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club ("Long of It") *
11-12 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club ("Short of It") *
11-15 Columbus, OH - Lifestyle Communities Pavilion ("Long of It") *
11-16 Columbus, OH - Lifestyle Communities Pavilion ("Short of It") *
11-18 Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theater ("Long of It") *
11-19 Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theater ("Short of It") *
11-23 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore ("Long of It") *
11-24 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore ("Short of It") *
11-25 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore ("Long of It") *
11-26 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore ("Short of It") *

* with Laura Veirs


Morrissey
Thu 09/20/07 Tijuana, MEX El Foro
Fri 09/21/07 Las Vegas, NV The Pearl Concert Theater At Palms
Sun 09/23/07 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
Mon 09/24/07 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
Wed 09/26/07 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
Thu 09/27/07 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
Wed 10/17/07 Waukegan, IL Genesee Theatre
Fri 10/19/07 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre
Sat 10/20/07 Merrillville, IN Star Plaza Theatre
Mon 10/22/07 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom
Tue 10/23/07 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom
Fri 10/26/07 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom
Sat 10/27/07 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom
Sun 10/28/07 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom
Wed 10/31/07 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live!
Fri 11/02/07 Washington, DC DAR Constitution Hall


Bob Mould
October 2007
9 - Chicago, IL - Schuba's
10 - Minneapolis, MN - Bryant Lake Bowl
12 - Seattle, WA - Chop Suey
14 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
16 - San Francisco, CA - Herbst Theater
17 - West Hollywood, CA - The Rocy

November 2007
2 - New York, NY - Highline Ballroom
5 - Boston, MA - Paradise Lounge
8 - Charlottesville, VA - Gravity Lounge
10 - New Hope, PA - John & Peter's
11 - Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live

Cheap Thrills: The Sharp Things - Cruel Thing

Here's a free legal MP3 download of this recent addition to the Musical Justice playlist courtesy of the band's website...

The Sharp Things - Cruel Thing

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

The Money Shot: 8.22.07

Today's headlines...

Lily Allen lays into George Bush (NME)
MS: "Just because I hate George Bush doesn't mean I hate America, quite the opposite, I think the US is a great place and I am really sad that I can't be there for my commitments scheduled for the near future."


Wal-Mart Launches MP3 Music Download Tracks (CNN Money)
MS: Wal-Mart announces the launch of "DRM-free" MP3 music downloads, now available online at http://www.walmart.com. At only 94 cents per track and $9.22 per album, the new MP3 digital format delivers value, convenience and the ability for customers to play music on nearly any device, including iPod(R), iPhone(R) and Zune(TM) portable media players. Wal-Mart is one of the first major retailers to offer MP3 digital tracks with music content from major record labels such as Universal and EMI Music.


Kanye West Thanks 50 Cent For Much-Hyped Rivalry: 'We Push Each Other' (MTV)
MS: "Please, 50, don't retire once my album sells and beats your album," Kanye joked to the host of British talk show "The Friday Night Project" on Friday.


The Gossip brand George Bush a 'fascist' (NME)
MS: "George Bush is absolutely a fascist piece of shit. As a radical queer, there's never anybody I can 100% trust in politics. It's a fucking joke to even call it a debate with the idea that we (haven't yet treated) human beings like they are on the same par with everyone else, from homos to immigrants.


Amy Winehouse calls off North American tour (NME)
MS: "Due to the rigours involved in touring, Amy Winehouse has been advised to postpone her upcoming September US and Canadian tour dates."

MJTV: Stars- Take Me To The Riot

Catchy new track from Stars... kinda of a dumb opening scene in the vid but the song's a winner.

On The Road Again

Lots of new tour dates from...

Smashing Pumpkins
September 2007
8 - Montreal, Quebec - Parc Jean Drapeau/Osheaga Festival
9 - Toronto, Ontario - Toronto Island Park/Virgin Festival
13 - Las Vegas, NV - The Pearl Concert Theatre
15 - Los Angeles, CA - Home Depot Center/KROQ "L.A. Invasion"
16 - Tucson, AZ - Tucson Electric Park
18 - Phoenix, AZ - Dodge Theater
19 - San Diego, CA - SDSU Open Air Theatre
21 - Ridgefield, WA - Amphitheater at Clark County
22 - Seattle, WA - Qwest Field
24, 26 - Vancouver, British Columbia - PNE Forum
28 - Orem, UT - McKay Center
30 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre

October 2007
2 - St. Paul, MN - Wilkins Auditorium
4 - Normal, IL - Braden Auditorium
6 - Noblesville, IN - Verizon Wireless Music Center
7 - Detroit, MI - Fox Theater
9 - Pittsburgh, PA - AJ Palumbo Center
11 - Columbus, OH - LC Pavilion
13 - Boston, MA - Orpheum
15-16 - Boston, MA - Orpheum
19 - Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theater
21-22 - Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theater
25 - Memphis, TN - Mud Island Amphitheatre
27 - New Orleans, LA - City Park/Voodoo Music Experience
30-31 - Atlanta, GA - Fox Theater

November 2007
3 - Grand Prairie, TX - Nokia Theater
5 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Theater


Bad Religion
September 2007
29 - Queen Creek, AZ - Schnepf Farms (103.9 Edgefest)
30 - El Paso, TX - Club 101

October 2007
1 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues
4 - Pontiac, MI - Clutch Cargo's
5 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
6 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
7 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Club
9 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
10 - Covington, KY - Madison Theatre
11 - Cleveland, OH - Agora Theatre
12 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
14 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
15 - New York, NY - Nokia Theatre Times Square
16 - Boston, MA - The Roxy
17 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
19 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock Cafe
20 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom


Cold War Kids
Madison, WI Willow Island - Alliant Energy (September 8)
San Francisco, CA Warfield Theatre (November 17)
Los Angeles, CA Wiltern Theatre (23)
Washington, DC 9:30 Club (27/28)
Philadelphia, PA Theatre of the Living Arts (29)
New York, NY Webster Hall (November 30, December 1)
Boston, MA The Roxy (4)
Boulder, CO Boulder Theater (11)


White Stripes w/Cold War Kids
Albuquerque, NM Kiva Auditorium (September 13)
Austin, TX Stubb's BBQ (16)
Chula Vista, CA Coors Amphitheatre (18)
Inglewood, CA The Forum (19)
Berkeley, CA Greek Theatre (21)
Anchorage, AK George Sullivan Sports Arena (24)
Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre (26/27)
Nampa, ID The Idaho Center (28)
Salt Lake City, UT The E Center of West Valley (29)
Jackson Hole, WY Snow King Convention Center (30)
Rapid City, SD Rushmore Plaza Civic Ctr Arena (October 2)
Fargo, ND Fargo Civic Auditorium (3)
Lincoln, NE Pershing Auditorium (4)
Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom (6/7)


Fujiya & Miyagi
Baltimore, MD Ottobar(September 25)
Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda's(26)
New York, NY Bowery Ballroom(27)
Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg(28)
Boston, MA Middle East Downstairs(29)
Montreal, QC Lambi(October 2)
Toronto, ON Lee's Palace (3)
Pontiac, MI Eagle Theatre (4)
Chicago, IL Empty Bottle (5)
Minneapolis, MN 7 Street Entry (6)
Vancouver, BC Richard On Richards (9)
Seattle, WA Neumos (10)
Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge (11)
San Francisco, CA Mezzanine (12)
Los Angeles, CA Echoplex (13)
Austin, TX Club Deville (16)


The Donnas
08-22 Porto Alegre, Brazil - Bar Opinião
08-23 Curitiba, Brazil - Via Rebouças
08-24 Goiânia, Brazil - C.C. Martim Cererê
08-25 São Paulo, Brazil - Clash Club
09-14 Las Vegas, NV - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
09-15 Long Beach, CA - Alex's Bar
09-16 San Diego, CA - WaveHouse
09-19 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
09-21 Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
09-22 Seattle, WA - Chop Suey
09-24 Salt Lake City, UT - Avalon Theater
09-25 Denver, CO - The Marquis Theater
09-27 Omaha, NE - Sokol Underground
09-28 MInneapolis, MN - Varsity Theater
09-29 Chicago, IL - Double Door
09-30 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom
10-02 Columbus, OH - The Basement
10-03 Toronto, Ontario - Mod Club
10-05 Buffalo, NY - Showplace Theatre
10-06 Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
10-07 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
10-08 Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live
10-10 New York, NY - Highline Ballroom
10-12 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
10-13 Atlanta, GA - The Earl
10-14 Birmingham, AL - Bottle Tree
10-16 Dallas, TX - House of Blues
10-17 Houston, TX - Meridian
10-18 Austin, TX - The Parish
10-20 Phoenix, AZ - The Brickhouse Theater


Yo La Tengo
09-09 London, England - Royal Festival Hall *
09-11 Paris, France - La Cigale
09-14 North Dorset, England - Larmer Tree Gardens (End of the Road Festival)
09-16 Austin, TX - Zilker Park (Austin City Limits Festival)
09-17 Austin, TX - The Parish
10-10 Bloomington, IN - Buskirk-Chumley Theater
10-11 Chicago, IL - Lakeshore Theater (two shows)
10-13 Grand Rapids, MI - Calvin College Fine Arts Center
10-19 Port Washington, NY - Jeanne Rimsky Theater at Landmark on Main Street
10-22 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
10-23 Alexandria, VA - Birchmere
10-27 Mexico City, Mexico - Festival Manifest 2007
11-10 North Adams, MA - Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art

* performing the Sounds of Science


Minus The Bear
Sun 09/02/07 Chicago, IL Charter One Pav. @ Northerly Isl.
Sat 09/22/07 Seattle, WA Qwest Field Parking Lot
Sun 09/23/07 Spokane, WA Service Station
Mon 09/24/07 Missoula, MT The Badlander
Thu 09/27/07 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall
Fri 09/28/07 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop
Sat 09/29/07 Pittsburgh, PA Diesel Club Lounge
Sun 09/30/07 Buffalo, NY The Tralf Music Hall
Mon 10/01/07 Toronto, ON Opera House
Wed 10/03/07 Cambridge, MA Middle East Restaurant & Nightclub
Thu 10/04/07 Cambridge, MA Middle East Restaurant & Nightclub
Fri 10/05/07 Brooklyn, NY Warsaw
Sat 10/06/07 New York, NY Fillmore New York At Irving Plaza
Sun 10/07/07 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
Mon 10/08/07 Philadelphia, PA The Fillmore - TLA
Wed 10/10/07 Washington, DC Black Cat
Thu 10/11/07 Norfolk, VA NorVa
Fri 10/12/07 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse
Sat 10/13/07 Charlotte, NC Tremont Music Hall / The Casbah
Sun 10/14/07 Orlando, FL Club Firestone
Mon 10/15/07 Fort Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
Tue 10/16/07 Tallahassee, FL The Moon
Thu 10/18/07 New Orleans, LA House Of Blues
Fri 10/19/07 Austin, TX Emo's Austin
Sat 10/20/07 Houston, TX Numbers
Sun 10/21/07 Dallas, TX Palladium Ballroom
Tue 10/23/07 Tulsa, OK Cain's Ballroom
Wed 10/24/07 Lawrence, KS Granada Theatre
Thu 10/25/07 Sauget, IL Pop's
Fri 10/26/07 Chicago, IL Metro / Smart Bar
Sat 10/27/07 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
Sun 10/28/07 Omaha, NE Slowdown
Mon 10/29/07 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre
Wed 10/31/07 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theatre
Thu 11/01/07 Tempe, AZ The Marquee Theatre
Fri 11/02/07 San Diego, CA SOMA San Diego
Sat 11/03/07 Los Angeles, CA The Avalon
Sun 11/04/07 Pomona, CA Glass House
Tue 11/06/07 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
Thu 11/08/07 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom
Fri 11/09/07 Bellingham, WA Viking Union Lounge
Sat 11/10/07 Seattle, WA Showbox At The Market

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

MJTV: Kaiser Chiefs - Getting Better

Another track from the BBC Radio 2 performance tied to the 40th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper...

MJTV: Travis - Lovely Rita

A live BBC Radio 2 performance tied to the 40th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper...

The Money Shot: 8.21.07

Slow news day...

Power Popsters Grow Up (Globe and Mail)
The Money Shot: Newman can't explain the disparity, except to say the Pornographers never shied away from testing the bigger market. "From the beginning, we didn't want to get stuck in the Can-rock ghetto, to be a band that didn't want to leave their safety zone or didn't want to go to America and face the hard slog there."


25 Bands That Should Reunite (Shoutmouth)
MS: 2. The Talking Heads
Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth, and Jerry Harrison are all alive and well. The problem is, they all seem to kind of hate David Byrne. They did, however, all get together to play at their 2002 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. A new album isn't necessarily what we're after with The Heads; their rip-roaring live show is.


Interview: Daryl Hall (Pitchfork)
MS: I look at myself as a bit of a pioneer about that too. In the mid-90s, that's when I went indie. We started making indie records out of necessity, and we were trying to figure out how to deal with it. And we've been doing it now since the mid-90s. And I think that our contemporaries are catching up to us. I mean, everybody I know, if they're not indie, they're suffering. You can be Rod Stewart, and be Clive Davis' dog, and have a career at the expense of your artistic soul. I have nothing but negative things to say about that, because I respect him as a singer, and I hate what he does. He sold his soul. And I take that personally.

Monday, August 20, 2007

On The Road Again

New tour dates from...

Bob Dylan w/Elvis Costello
September 2007
16 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Festival (Dylan only)
19 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium (Dylan only)
22 - Duluth, GA - The Arena at Gwinnett Center
23 - Clemson, SC - Littlejohn Coliseum @ Clemson University
25 - Norfolk, VA - Old Dominion University Constant Convocation Center
27 - Charlottesville, VA - John Paul Jones Arena @ University of Virginia
28 - Columbia, MA - Merriweather Post Pavilion
29 - Kingston, RI - Ryan Center @ University of Rhode Island
30 - Bridgeport, CT - Arena at Harbor Yard

October 2007
2 - Worcester, MA - DCU Center
4 - Portland, ME - Cumberland County Civic Center
5 - Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Arena
6 - Albany, NY - Times Union Center
8 - Syracuse, NY - War Memorial at Oncenter
9 - Rochester, NY - Gordon Field House @ Rochester Institute of Technology


The Donnas
Wed 08/22/07 Porto Alegre, BRA Opinao
Thu 08/23/07 Curitiba, BRA Via Reboucas
Sat 08/25/07 Sao Paulo, BRA Clash Club
Fri 09/14/07 Las Vegas, NV Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Sat 09/15/07 Long Beach, CA Alex's Bar
Sun 09/16/07 San Diego, CA The Wavehouse
Wed 09/19/07 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
Fri 09/21/07 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
Sat 09/22/07 Seattle, WA Chop Suey
Mon 09/24/07 Salt Lake City, UT Avalon Th./Church
Tue 09/25/07 Denver, CO Marquis Theater
Thu 09/27/07 Omaha, NE Sokol Auditorium / Underground
Fri 09/28/07 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theatre
Sat 09/29/07 Chicago, IL Double Door
Sun 09/30/07 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom & Tavern
Tue 10/02/07 Columbus, OH The Basement
Wed 10/03/07 Toronto, ON The Mod Club Theatre
Fri 10/05/07 Buffalo, NY The Showplace
Sat 10/06/07 Baltimore, MD Ottobar
Sun 10/07/07 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club / Lounge
Mon 10/08/07 Philadelphia, PA World Cafe Live
Wed 10/10/07 New York, NY HighLine Ballroom
Fri 10/12/07 Carrboro, NC Cat's Cradle
Sat 10/13/07 Atlanta, GA The EARL
Sun 10/14/07 Birmingham, AL Bottletree
Tue 10/16/07 Dallas, TX House Of Blues
Wed 10/17/07 Houston, TX Meridian
Thu 10/18/07 Austin, TX The Parish Room
Sat 10/20/07 Phoenix, AZ The Brickhouse


The Hold Steady w/Art Brut
Providence, RI Lupo's (October 21)
Boston, MA Roxy (22)
Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory (23)
Raleigh, NC Disco Rodeo (24)
Athens, GA 40 Watt (25)
Knoxville, TN Bijou Theatre (26)
Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall (27)
Pontiac, MI Crofoot Ballroom (29)
Chicago, IL Metro (30, 31)
Minneapolis, MN State Theatre (November 1)
Seattle, WA HUB Ballroom (4)
Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom (5)
San Francisco, CA Warfield Theater (6)
Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern (7)
San Diego, CA Cane's (8)
Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre (9)
Boulder, CO Fox Theater (11)
Denver, CO Ogden Theatre (12)
Lawrence, KS Granada (13)
Dallas, TX Palladium Ballroom (14)
Austin, TX La Zona Rosa (15)
Birmingham, AL BottleTree Annex (17)
Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse (18)
Richmond, VA Toad's Place Richmond (19)
Washington, DC 9:30 Club (20)
New York, NY Terminal 5 (21)


Morrissey
September 2007
21 - Las Vegas, NV - The Pearl
23-24 - San Francisco, CA - Fillmore
26-27 - San Francisco, CA - Fillmore
29 - Santa Barbara, CA - County Bowl

October 2007
1-2 - Los Angeles, CA - Palladium
4-6 - Los Angeles, CA - Palladium
8-9 - Los Angeles, CA - Palladium
11-13 - Los Angeles, CA - Palladium
15 - Salt Lake City, UT - Thanksgiving Point
17 - Waukegan, IL - Genesee Theatre
19 - Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre
20 - Merrillville, IN - Star Plaza
22-23 - New York, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom
26-28 - New York, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom
30 - Boston, MA - Orpheum
31 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head

November 2007
2 - Washington, DC - Constitution Hall

The Money Shot: 8.20.07

Today's headlines...

Hattie Collins Meets Rapper M.I.A. (The Guardian)
MS: "You start off in the morning and you come across someone under a tree making coconut instruments, and you say, right, this is where I'm at, this is what's going on. And you make a song like Bird Flu or whatever."


Are Digital Music Watermarks a Blessing or a Curse? (Wired)
MS: EMI's files, as sold by Apple, come with the buyer's name and e-mail address embedded in the file's header, where it can be easily read. And the "open" MP3s soon to be sold by Universal through Rhapsody and other outlets contain watermarked data that identify each song's title and artist.


An Itinerant Refugee in a Hip-Hop World (NY Times)
MS: “By the time I got to America,” she said, “every amazing producer I could have possibly gone to work with, Paris Hilton had already been there. So I carried on doing my thing elsewhere. Because you know what? Me and Paris would deliver the same song, right? Because technically they always want me to sing about sex. And guess what? She has more time on her hands to sing about that than me.”


How The CD Was Developed (BBC News)
MS: In 1977 Philips began to take the development of a new audio format much more seriously. A new name for the product was discussed and names considered included Mini Rack, MiniDisc, and Compact Rack. The team settled on Compact Disc because it was felt it would remind people of the success of the Compact Cassette.


Interview: Okkervil River (Pitchfork)
MS: It sounds stupid, but I was listening to Bread on the plane ride over here, though I'm not a particularly big Bread fan [laughs]. But I happened to be listening to the Bread song "Guitar Man", which is exactly what the album is about. Bread, this really successful band, but they are celebrating this mythical guitar man roaming from town to town-- and then one day no one gives a shit but he's still out there doing it. It's sort of like "Lodi" by Credence Clearwater Revival. Any artist, even if you're wildly successful, if you're not incredibly arrogant you can imagine yourself in that position where one day people don't give a shit about you anymore. I mean, sooner or later, people don't give a shit about you, and if you equate your whole life and your whole personality and everything that is special to you with your artistic powers, it gets very crushing to imagine the loss of those powers.

MJTV: Malcolm Middleton - A Brighter Beat

New video from the former Arab Strap singer...

MJTV: Perry Farrell's Satellite Party - Wish Upon A Dog Star

Perry Farrell's latest incarnation...

MJTV: Kings of Leon - Fans (live)

Live from a festival in Scotland...

TiVo Alert

The week's late night musical highlights...

Monday - The New Pornogrphers (Letterman)
Tuesday - Tom Russell (Letterman), Joss Stone (Carson Daly), Rooney (Kimmel)
Wednesday - Velvet Revolver (Letterman), Suzanne Vega (Leno), Blonde Redhead (Conan)
Thursday - Lily Allen (Carson Daly)
Friday - Mando Diao (Conan)

Most Wanted: 8.18.07

Musical Justice's Weekly Top 20 Airplay Chart...

Rank - Artist - Song - Album
1. Maximo Park - Our Velocity - Our Earthly Pleasures
2. Smashing Pumpkins - Tarantula - Zeitgeist
3. Kings Of Leon - Fans - Because Of The Times
4. Matthew Ryan - American Dirt - MRVSS
5. Modest Mouse - Missed the Boat - We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank
6. Tim Armstrong - Into Action - A Poet's Life
7. Wilco - Walken - Sky Blue Sky
8. Interpol - The Heinrich Maneuver - Our Love to Admire
9. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Down Boy - Is Is
10. The White Stripes - Rag & Bone - Icky Thump
11. Linkin Park - What I've Done - Minutes to Midnight
12. Satellite Party - Wish Upon A Dog Star - Ultra Payloaded
13. Art Brut - St. Pauli - It's A Bit Complicated
14. The Bravery - Time Won't Let Me Go - The Sun and The Moon
15. The New Pornographers - Myriad Harbour - Challengers
16. They Might Be Giants - Take Out The Trash - The Else
17. Malcolm Middleton - Fuck It, I Love You - A Brighter Beat
18. Amy Winehouse - Back To Black - Back To Black
19. Gogol Bordello - Supertheory Of Supereverything - Super Taranta!
20. The Go! Team - Grip Like A Vice - Grip Like A Vice (Single)

Friday, August 17, 2007

MJTV: Queens of the Stone Age - 3's and 7's (live)

IMHO, the best track on "Era Vulgaris"...

MJTV: Ryan Adams - Firecracker

Acoustic version of the "Gold" track, shot on the beach in Jamaica...

MJTV: Wilco - Monday

Not sure where this was shot, but it's the post-Bennett version of the band performing the classic "Being There" track...

MJTV: Squeeze - Black Coffee in Bed

Vintage 80's track from Difford and Tilbrook (featuring Elvis C on backing vocals)...

The Money Shot: 8.17.07

Today's headlines...

Ryan Adams quits drink and drugs (NME)
The Money Shot: Adams explained how, before beginning recording of his latest album, 'Easy Tiger', his drug of choice was snorting a combination of heroin and cocaine, before he quit and went cold turkey.


Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Magic’: Exclusive Details on New E Street Band Album (Rolling Stone)
MS: “This album is E Street Band heavy,” Landau says. “Clarence [Clemons] has some great moments on it. You could say that it’s a little more sonically guitar-driven than any past Bruce album. There are a few sort of pop, romantic touches that haven’t shown up recently, but were very prominent on the very early records.”


Nicky Wire: 'Snow Patrol are Britain's most hated band' (NME)
MS: "It's a desperate form of music, the endless repeated lines, over and over, the same drab fucking little thing on and on and on. They're the great losers turned into the great winners, that's their redemption. I won't be watching them."


Top 10 Alt-Country Greats Not Recorded by Uncle Tupelo (Stylus)
MS: 10. Marah – Kids in Philly (2000)

Much preferable for smoothing your alt-country transition than the better-known A Ghost Is Boring, these Philly kids amp up Steve Earle’s songwriting with the crowded space of a great E Street Bruce tune. Two joyous keg riots start the proceedings, “Faraway You” and “Point Breeze,” which shoot off harmonicas like fireworks in the street to “do battle down the boulevard.”

Dave Bielanko’s scrunched-up Bruce affectation and the band’s propensity for do-do-do's and sha-la-la's sets off the “barbecue for everyone” that Van Morrison’s too artsy for. They shuffle ridiculous metaphors in “My Heart is the Bum on the Street” and forever cement their second encore with the marching “Round Eye Blues,” which makes excellently vertical use of castanets, accordion and a little “Be my little baby.” The best sidewalk-and-shore juke band since, what, Southside Johnny?


Lily Allen denies she was dropped from award show (NME)
MS: She said that she would be unable to appear because the renewal of her US visa would not be finalised in time for the awards and her forthcoming US tour in September.


Violent Femmes Embroiled In Inter-Band Lawsuit (Billboard)
MS: Fresh off their latest tour, the Violent Femmes are headed for a surprise gig in federal court. Bassist Brian Ritchie sued lead vocalist Gordon Gano yesterday (Aug. 15), saying he was deprived of credit for some of the group's songs and a proper accounting of its earnings.

New Tour Dates from...

Andrew Bird
September 2007
1 - Vancouver, British Columbia - Richard's On Richards
2 - Seattle, WA - Bumbershoot 2007
8 - Chicago, IL - 11th Annual Hideout Block Party
10 - Knoxville, TN - The Bijou Theater
11 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel
12 - Durham, NC - The Carolina Theatre
13 - Atlanta, GA - The Variety Playhouse
15 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Festival
17 - Lawrence, KS - The Granada (solo show)
18 - Louisville, KY - WL Lyons Brown Theatre (solo show)
19 - Bloomington, IN - Buskirk Chumley Theater (solo show)
20 - Madison, WI - Wisconsin Union Theater
21 - Urbana, IL - 2007 Pygmalion Music Festival (solo show)
22 - Iowa City, IA - The Englert Theatre (solo show)
24 - Buffalo, NY - Asbury Hall at The Church (solo show)
25 - Toronto, Ontario - The Opera House
26 - Montreal, Quebec - La Tulipe
28 - South Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
29 - Baltimore, MD - Sonar
30 - Richmond, VA - Toad's Place Richmond

October 2007
1 - State College, PA - State Theatre
2 - Pittsburgh, PA - Carnegie Music Hall


The Hives
08-17 Hasselt, Belgium - Pukkelpop Festival
08-24 Paris, France - Rock en Seine
08-25 Ludinghausen, Germany - Area 4
08-26 Hamburg, Germany - T-Mobile Festival
09-29 Auburn Hills, MI - Palace of Auburn Hills *
09-30 Chicago, IL - Metro
10-01 Saint Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center *
10-02 Rosemont, IL - Allstate Arena *
10-03 Toronto, Ontario - Phoenix Concert Theatre
10-04 Toronto, Ontario - Air Canada Centre *
10-05 Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena *
10-07 Columbus, OH - Nationwide Arena *
10-08 Charlottesville, VA - John Paul Jones Arena *
10-09 New York, NY - Webster Hall
10-10 New York, NY - Madison Square Garden *
10-12 Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun *
10-13 Philadelphia, PA - Wachovia Center *
10-14 Boston, MA - Middle East
10-15 Boston, MA - TD Banknorth Garden *
10-16 Washington, DC - Verizon Center *
10-17 Washington, DC - The Black Cat
10-18 Columbia, SC - Colonial Center *
10-19 Jacksonville, FL - Jack Rabbits
10-20 Sunrise, FL - Bank Atlantic Center *
10-21 St. Petersburg, FL - St. Pete Times Forum *
10-23 Orlando, FL - Amway Arena *
10-24 Duluth, GA - Gwinett Civic Center *
10-25 New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks
10-26 Houston, TX - Toyota Center *
10-27 Fort Worth, TX - Ft. Worth Convention Center *
10-29 Denver, CO - Pepsi Center *
10-31 Salt Lake City, UT - Energy Solutions Arena *
11-01 Seattle, WA - The Showbox SoDo
11-02 Portland, OR - Memorial Coliseum *
11-03 Vancouver, British Columbia - Pacific Coliseum *
11-05 Sacramento, CA - ARCO Arena *
11-06 San Jose, CA - HP Pavilion *
11-07 Los Angeles, CA - Avalon
11-08 Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center *
11-09 San Diego, CA - Cox Arena *
11-10 Las Vegas, NV - The Pearl *

* with Maroon 5


Shout Out Louds
October 2007
6 - Los Angeles, CA - Detour Festival
9 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent
10 - Eugene, OR - Wow Hall
11 - Portland, OR - Berbati's Pan
12 - Vancouver, British Columbia - Richards On Richards
13 - Seattle, WA - Chop Suey
15 - Salt Lake City, UT- Urban Lounge
16 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theatre
17 - Lawrence, KS - Jackpot
18 - Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line Music Cafe
19 - Chicago, IL - Logan Square Auditorium
20 - Columbus, OH - The Basement
22 - Toronto, Ontario - The Mod Club
23 - Montreal, Quebec - Caberet
24 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
25 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
26 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
27 - Hoboken, NJ - Maxwell's
28 - Washington, DC - 9.30 Club
29 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
30 - Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
31 - Atlanta, GA - The Loft

November 2007
2 - Austin, TX - The Parish
3 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theatre


Cat Power
August 2007
17 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theater

September 2007
14 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden (w/ Interpol)
19 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
21 - Los Angeles, CA - Avalon

October 2007
13 - Fulton County, GA - The Echo Project
14 - Norfolk, VA - NorVa
15 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
16 - Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
18 - Tallahassee, FL - The Moon
19 - Savannah, GA - Trustees Theater at Savannah College of Art and Design
20 - Orlando, FL - Club Firestone
21 - St. Petersburg, FL - State Theatre


Earlimart
08-17 Los Angeles, CA - Santa Monica Women's Center (record release party) *
08-21 Los Angeles, CA - Rec Center (record release party) *
08-23 San Francisco, CA - Cafe du Nord *
08-25 Seattle, WA - The Triple Door *
08-28 New York, NY - Joe's Pub *
08-30 Chicago, IL - Schubas *
09-16 San Francisco, CA - Treasure Island Festival
09-27 Portland, OR - Doug Fir #
09-29 Vancouver, BC - Lamplighter #
10-02 Minneapolis, MN - 400 Bar #
10-04 Cleveland Heights, OH - Grog Shop #
10-05 Toronto, Ontario - El Mocambo #
10-06 Montreal, Quebec - Main Hall #
10-07 Boston, MA - Harper's Ferry #
10-11 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church #
10-12 Baltimore, MD - Ottobar #
10-13 Durham, NC - Duke Coffeehouse #
10-14 Atlanta, GA - The Earl #
10-15 Birmingham, AL - Bottletree #
10-16 Houston, TX - Mink #
10-17 Austin, TX - Mohawk #
10-18 Dallas, TX - Palladium Loft #
10-20 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge #
10-22 Phoenix, AZ - Paper Heart Venue #
10-23 San Diego, CA - Casbah #
10-24 Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour

* with the String Dream Team
# with Office

Thursday, August 16, 2007

MJTV: The Black Lips - Cold Hands

Wild punkish vid from the crazy Georgia 4-piece...

MJTV: Ramones - Blitzkrieg Bop (live)

A live performance taken from the Rock 'N' Roll High School Movie...

MJTV: Whiskeytown - 16 Days (live)

A classic live track from 1997's "Stangers Almanac"...

MJTV: Ron Sexsmith - All In Good Time

Clever vid from the most recent Sexsmith CD "Time Being"...

The Money Shot: 8.16.07

A slow news day...

Eugene Hutz, Gogol Bordello's Gypsy Punk Hero (NPR)
MS: "Everything on the album is taken to the next level. It's more direct, more abstract, more focused, with more dark humor. The dub parts are deeper; the fast parts are faster, its pure orgasmo hysteria."


Amy Winehouse walks out of rehab (NME)
MS: "Oh my God, what the hell happened to last week? I'm fine, don't worry."


They’ve Just Got to Get a Message to You (NY Times)
MS: Perry Farrell, the former Jane’s Addiction singer who was a founder of Lollapalooza, said he had heard the complaint that armies of phone-toting fans are spoiling live performances. But he said musicians who gripe about that were missing the point.

“The cellphone is here,” he said. “You can choose to ignore it, you can grump at it, or you can say, ‘How can I take this amazing invention, how can I apply this and make my festival, and my life, more exciting?’ ”

New Tour Dates from...

Art Brut
Seattle, WA Bumbershoot (September 2)
Vancouver, BC Richards On Richards (3)
Calgary, AB Warehouse (5)
Edmonton, AB Starlite (6)
Winnipeg, MB Pyramid Cabaret (7)
Chicago, IL Hideout Block Party (8)
Los Angeles, CA Key Club (11)
Las Vegas, NV Beauty Bar (13)
Austin, TX Mohawk (14)
Morrison, CO Monolith Festival at Red Rocks (15)


Cracker
August 2007
24 - Racine, WI - McCauliffe's Pub
25 - Chicago, IL - Flavor Fest
26 - Portland, OR - KUFO Rockfest

September 2007
8 - Pioneertown, CA - Pappy & Harriet's Pioneertown Palace
15 - Deadwood, SC - Deadwood Jam
29 - Huntsville, AL - Big Spring Jam


Camper Van Beethoven
August 2007
17 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Attic
18 - Point Reyes, CA - Far West Fest 07

September 2007
7 - Pioneertown, CA - Pappy & Harriet's Pioneertown Palace
10 - Las Vegas, NY - House of Blues
11 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
12 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues
13 - Los Angeles, CA - Henry Fonda Theatre
16 - Chicago, IL - Do Division Fest
18 - Arcata, CA - Buchanan Hall
19 - Eugene, OR - WOW Hall
20, 21 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
22 - Spokane, WA - Big Easy
23 - Bozeman, MT - Gallatin County Fairgrounds
24 - Missoula, MT - The Other Side
25 - Boise, ID - Neurolux
27 - Reno, NV - Crystal Ballroom

October 2007
1 - Winters, CA - The Palms
2 - Southern, OR - Venue to be announced
3 - Olympia, WA - Venue to be announced
4-6 - Seattle, WA - The Showbox


Apples In Stereo
August 2007
31 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater

September 2007
2 - Seattle, WA - Bumbershoot Festival
13 - Lexington, KY - The Dame
14 - Athens, OH - The Union
15 - Cranford, NJ - Music Fest
16 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall
17 - Boston, MA - Middle East
19 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
20 - Hoboken, NJ - Maxwell's
21 - Philadelphia, PA - World Café
22 - Raleigh, NC - Spark Con Music Fest -Lincoln Theater
23 - Atlanta, GA - Unplugged in the Park
25 - Athens, GA - 40 Watt Club
26 - Gainesville, FL - Common Grounds
27 - Orlando, FL - AKA Lounge
28 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
29 - Tampa, FL - Crowbar
30 - Tallahassee, FL - Beta Bar


The Cure
Thu 09/13/07 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum
Sat 09/15/07 Duluth, GA The Arena At Gwinnett Center
Mon 09/17/07 Charlotte, NC Charlotte Bobcats Arena
Wed 09/19/07 Fairfax, VA Patriot Center
Fri 09/21/07 Philadelphia, PA The Wachovia Spectrum
Sun 09/23/07 New York, NY Madison Square Garden Arena
Tue 09/25/07 Boston, MA Agganis Arena
Wed 09/26/07 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
Thu 09/27/07 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
Sat 09/29/07 Rosemont, IL Allstate Arena
Tue 10/02/07 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Thu 10/04/07 West Valley City, UT The E Center
Sat 10/06/07 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
Mon 10/08/07 Seattle, WA KeyArena at Seattle Center
Tue 10/09/07 Vancouver, BC General Motors Place
Thu 10/11/07 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl
Sat 10/13/07 San Diego, CA Cox Arena
Sun 10/14/07 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
Tue 10/16/07 Houston, TX Toyota Center
Wed 10/17/07 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
Sat 10/20/07 Mexico City, MEX Palacio De Los Deportes
Sun 10/21/07 Mexico City, MEX Palacio De Los Deportes


Nick Lowe
Mon 09/17/07 Alexandria, VA Birchmere
Tue 09/18/07 Philadelphia, PA World Cafe Live
Wed 09/19/07 New York, NY World Financial Ctr. Plaza
Fri 09/21/07 Somerville, MA Somerville Theatre
Sat 09/22/07 Montreal, QC Club Soda
Mon 09/24/07 Toronto, ON The Mod Club Theatre
Tue 09/25/07 Ann Arbor, MI The Ark
Thu 09/27/07 Chicago, IL Park West
Fri 09/28/07 Milwaukee, WI Shank Hall
Sat 09/29/07 Minneapolis, MN Fine Line Music Cafe
Tue 10/02/07 Los Angeles, CA Safari Sam's
Fri 10/05/07 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
Sat 10/06/07 San Francisco, CA Golden Gate Park
Mon 10/08/07 Portland, OR Aladdin Theater
Tue 10/09/07 Bothell, WA Northshore Perf. Arts Ctr.
Wed 10/10/07 Vancouver, BC Richard's On Richards
Sat 10/20/07 Brussels, BEL Ancienne Belgique
Sun 10/21/07 Amsterdam, NET Paradiso
Tue 10/23/07 London, UK Royal Festival Hall