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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

MJTV: Against Me! - Thrash Unreal

Official video for New Wave's best track...



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Hank III - Tour Dates

The Hillbilly hits the road...

November:
Nov 2 2007 8:00P
Jannus Landing Saint Petersburg, Florida
Nov 3 2007 8:00P
Culture Room Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Nov 4 2007 8:00P
The Firestone Orlando
Nov 6 2007 8:00P
Visulite Theatre Charlotte, North Carolina
Nov 7 2007 8:00P
Zydeco Birmingham, Alabama
Nov 8 2007 8:00P
Roxy Theatre Atlanta, Georgia
Nov 9 2007 8:00P
The Orange Peel Asheville, North Carolina
Nov 10 2007 8:00P
Lincoln Theatre Raleigh, North Carolina
Nov 11 2007 8:00P
Toads Place Richmond, Virginia
Nov 13 2007 8:00P
Highline Ballroom New York, New York
Nov 14 2007 8:00P
Filmore Philadelphia Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nov 15 2007 8:00P
9:30 Club DC, Washington DC
Nov 16 2007 8:00P
Highline Ballroom New York, New York
Nov 17 2007 8:00P
The Roxy Boston, Massachusetts
Nov 18 2007 8:00P
Toad's Place New Haven, Connecticut
Nov 20 2007 8:00P
Bogart's Cincinnati, Ohio
Nov 21 2007 8:00P
Cannery Ballroom Nashville, Tennessee

December:
Dec 26 2007 8:00P
The Fillmore San Francisco, California
Dec 27 2007 8:00P
The Wiltern Los Angeles, California
Dec 28 2007 8:00P
House Of Blues - Anaheim Anaheim, California
Dec 29 2007 8:00P
House Of Blues - Las Vegas Las Vegas, Nevada
Dec 30 2007 8:00P
Marquee Theater Tempe, Arizona
Dec 31 2007 8:00P
House Of Blues - San Diego San Diego

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Cheap Thrills: Jarvis Cocker - Rats

Another free, legal Halloween download courtesy of Drowned In Sound featuring Jarvis Cocker reading the M.R. James' short story, Rats...

Jarvis Cocker - Rats

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The Money Shot (Halloween Edition) - Scary Songs, Bad Dreams, Werewolves & Flaming (Lips) Skeltons...

The latest "spooky" headlines...

Halloween Fun : The S-s-scariest Songs ever? (NME)
MS: Oh great undead, Halloween is upon us and in between fighting off the ghosts in the photocopier and flicking spiders off the teabags, we've been pondering the scariest songs ever. We’ve scrapped the cobwebs off our keyboard and come up with this lot…


Dave Grohl: "I Still Dream About Kurt Cobain (NME)
MS: "It always feels totally real, probably because I'm a very vivid dreamer. But, in my dreams, Kurt's usually been hiding - we'll get together and I'll end up asking him, 'God, where have you been?'"


Our Top 13 Halloween hits (Canoe)
MS: 8) Werewolves of London by Warren Zevon


Flaming Lips host first annual 'March Of 1,000 Flaming Skeletons' Halloween parade (Yahoo! News)
MS: "A symbolic procession glorifying the beauty of death and the boundless flame of love and life," the Flaming Lips' Halloween march took place on Saturday, October 27, with approximately 1,000 fans (the exact number that the Fire Marshall actually permitted is still up for debate) dressed in matching skeleton bodysuits and carrying lit torches through the streets of Oklahoma City. Fans paid a $25 fee to join the parade, but were allowed to keep their skeleton costumes, their "beautiful, one-of-a-kind, weird-ass" commemorative T-shirts, and their memories of this unique event forever.




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The Money Shot: Kate Moss, Margot Signs w/ Sony, Bruce's Broad Appeal and How Apple Ruined The Music Biz...

The latest headlines...

NBC chief says Apple 'destroyed' music pricing (Apple Insider)
MS: The NBC chief also revealed that in addition to more pricing flexibility, his firm was also seeking a cut of Apple hardware sales -- such as the iPod and iPhone -- which were capable of viewing content downloaded from the iTunes Store.

"Apple sold millions of dollars worth of hardware off the back of our content and made a lot of money," he said. "They did not want to share in what they were making off the hardware or allow us to adjust pricing."


Kate Moss Gives Up Babyshambles Songwriting Royalties (NME)
MS: "The music is Pete's thing," the pal continues. "There is still a huge place in her heart for him and she is happy to see him doing better. Besides, he needs the money more than her."


Springsteen fans talking about their g-g-generation (L.A. Times)
MS: It's no surprise that people bring their kids to see Bruce -- the lyrical content is high-minded, and you can see a bit of generational pride on parents' faces as their sons and daughters stare in marvel at the sweep and stamina of what is arguably the best rock band in the world. But there is still something amusing in watching different generations digest the event. For young people, that wasn't Miami Steve Van Zandt -- it's Silvio from "The Sopranos." Max Weinberg? You mean the guy from the Conan O'Brien show?


Margot signs to Epic (Indy.com)
MS: The eight members of Margot & the Nuclear So and So's have recorded about 20 songs during sessions for "Animal!," according to Fry, who said 10 to 15 tunes may be added in January or February. "We'll narrow it from there," Fry said.

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Cheap Thrills: Tim Fite - It's Only Ketchup! EP

A free legal (and apparently only available today) download at TimFite.com of his Halloween EP, It's Only Ketchup...

Here's the zip file:

Tim Fite - It's Only Ketchup! EP

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MJTV: Interpol - Mammoth (live)

Recorded live at 2007's Lollapalozza in Chicago...



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Jason Isbell - Tour Dates

Solo dates and opening for Cracker...

November:
Thu 11/01/07 Fort Worth, TX Rock Yard
Fri 11/02/07 Austin, TX The Mohawk
Sat 11/03/07 Tulsa, OK Blank Slate
Sun 11/04/07 Lawrence, KS The Bottleneck
Tue 11/06/07 Des Moines, IA Peoples
Wed 11/07/07 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
Thu 11/08/07 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon
Fri 11/09/07 Indianapolis, IN 8 Seconds Saloon
Sat 11/10/07 Chicago, IL The Cubby Bear
Sun 11/11/07 Saint Louis, MO The Pageant
Tue 11/13/07 Columbia, MO Blue Note
Wed 11/14/07 Lincoln, NE Knickerbockers
Thu 11/15/07 Boulder, CO Fox Theatre
Fri 11/16/07 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater
Sat 11/17/07 Fort Collins, CO Aggie Theatre
Sun 11/18/07 Colorado Springs, CO Thirsty Parrot
Tue 11/20/07 Aspen, CO Belly Up Aspen
Fri 11/23/07 Thomaston, GA Q's Sports Bar & Grill
Sat 11/24/07 Tybee Island, GA Cafe Loco
Sun 11/25/07 Jacksonville Beach, FL Mojo's Kitchen

December:
Thu 12/27/07 Huntsville, AL Crossroads
Sat 12/29/07 Chattanooga, TN Rhythm & Brews
Sun 12/30/07 Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theatre
Mon 12/31/07 Charleston, SC Music Farm

January:
Fri 01/18/08 Dallas, TX Granada Theater
Wed 01/23/08 San Diego, CA The Casbah
Sat 01/26/08 San Francisco, CA Slim's
Thu 01/31/08 Seattle, WA Tractor Tavern

February:
Sat 02/02/08 Park City, UT Suede
Mon 02/04/08 Boulder, CO Fox Theatre
Wed 02/06/08 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theatre
Fri 02/08/08 Chicago, IL Double Door
Sat 02/09/08 Indianapolis, IN The Music Mill
Fri 02/22/08 Washington, DC 9:30 Club

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The Money Shot (Punk Geezer Edition): Joe Strummer, Joe Jackson, The Sonics, Ramones & Sex Pistols

The latest headlines...

Punk at 30 - a Retrospective on the Filth, the Fury and Fender (Modern Guitar Magazine)
MS: “Who would’ve thought 30 years ago that punk artists like the Ramones, the Sex Pistols and the Clash would be inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame?” said Justin Norvell, Fender’s senior marketing manager for electric guitars. “The same music that was vilified and dismissed at the time is now celebrated and honored by the masses. It highlights the fact that sometimes an important cultural movement can happen without anybody knowing it, until it’s too late to deny anymore.”



No Future? Not Exactly. (Village Voice)
MS: A musician in a militantly artless movement, a star who was supposed to disdain celebrity, Joe Strummer didn't so much embody punk as transcend it. Sure, the Sex Pistols were the bomb throwers—in The Future Is Unwritten, their arrival on-screen is greeted with an explosion. But in Strummer, punk got an ambitious (and unironic) generalissimo with the stage presence, the songwriting skill, and the rhetorical firepower to take the revolt over the barricades. And in the quantum leap from the self-titled Clash album to London Calling, punk got exactly what it wasn't supposed to have: a future.


Garage Rock Legends The Sonics Storm Back (Rolling Stone)
MS: "If you come to these shows expecting top musicianship, you're in the wrong place," Parypa warns. "But if we can blow your face off, that will be cool."


New Joe Jackson Album Due In January (Billboard)
MS: Joe Jackson's first album in five years, "Rain," will arrive Jan. 29 via Rykodisc. The project features two of the three other original members of Jackson's longtime band, bassist Graham Maby and drummer Dave Houghton.


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MJTV: Stateless - Bloodstream

This song's gotten into my bloodstream...



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The Thermals - Tour Dates

Portland punks on the road...

November:
Thu 11/01/07 Brooklyn, NY Warsaw
Fri 11/02/07 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church
Sat 11/03/07 Washington, DC Black Cat
Sun 11/04/07 Charlottesville, VA Satellite Ballroom
Mon 11/05/07 State College, PA Lulu's
Wed 11/07/07 Columbia, MO Mojo's
Thu 11/08/07 Ames, IA The Maintenance Shop
Fri 11/09/07 Omaha, NE Sokol Auditorium / Underground
Sat 11/10/07 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre

December:
Sat 12/01/07 Seattle, WA Neumo's
Wed 12/05/07 San Francisco, CA Slim's
Thu 12/06/07 Pomona, CA Glass House
Fri 12/07/07 Los Angeles, CA Echo

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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

MJTV: Radiohead - Reckoner (fan video)

No official music videos yet for In Rainbows, but this fan video is pretty good...



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The Money Shot: Gruesome Band Names, Inside PJ Harvey's Head, Decemberists Rock For Darfur & Goldfrapp Gets Sensual

PJ Harvey emerges from the musical laboratory (L.A. Times)
MS: "It's storytelling through song," she said, mentioning that she wrote 50 or 60 tunes before whittling "White Chalk" down to 11 that stood both on their own and as one. "My life's work is the study of that. When I'm not physically writing songs, all I do really is read about song craft, gather as much information as I can. I look at meter and stanza, I go back to all the poetic forms and shapes."


Fall Out Boy, Maroon 5, Decemberists Sign On For MySpace's Rock For Darfur Series (MTV)
MS: Some of the proceeds from the second annual series of shows will go to Oxfam International and the Save Darfur Coalition to help combat the humanitarian crisis in the Darfur region of Sudan as a result of the ongoing devastating civil war. The shows are being held on four continents, giving more fans the opportunity to support the cause. Last year's 22 Rock for Darfur concerts raised $50,000 for relief efforts, according to a MySpace spokesperson. Oxfam will use the funds to help provide those in Chad and the Darfur region with basic supplies such as clean water, shelter, blankets, soap and disease-prevention programs.


Rock List: The Twenty Most Gruesome Band Names (Rolling Stone)
MS: 20. Hootie & the Blowfish


Goldfrapp Reveal New LP Details (Pitchfork)
MS: "A sensual counterpoint to the glitterball glamour of [previous LP] Supernature, Seventh Tree is gilded in the butterfly colours of an English surrealism shared from Lear to Lennon. It shimmers and shines with the warmth of a hazy summer, an electric whirlpool over which Alison's glistening voice soars."


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Most Wanted: 10.28.07

The top 20 songs on Musical Justice according to airplay:

Rank - Artist - Song - Album
1. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Down Boy - Is Is
2. Beck - Timebomb - Timebomb (Single)
3. Death Cab For Cutie - Photobooth (featuring Pete Townshend) - Attic Jam
4. Radiohead - Bodysnatchers - In Rainbows
5. Wilco - What Light - Sky Blue Sky
6. Rilo Kiley - The Moneymaker - Under The Blacklight
7. Bruce Springsteen - Radio Nowhere - Magic
8. Dolores O'Riordan - When We Were Young - Are You Listening?
9. Feist - 1234 - The Reminder
10. The White Stripes - Little Cream Soda - Icky Thump
11. The Shins - Australia - Wincing the Night Away
12. Interpol - Mammoth - Our Love To Admire
13. The Go! Team - Grip Like A Vice - Grip Like A Vice (Single)
14. Silversun Pickups - Well Thought Out Twinkles - Carnavas
15. Against Me! - Thrash Unreal - New Wave
16. Thom Yorke - Videotape - From The Basement
17. The Mendoza Line - Aspect Of An Old Maid - 30 Year Low
18. Fionn Regan - Be Good Or Be Gone - The End of History
19. Johnette Napolitano - The Scientist - Scarred
20. Coconut Records - West Coast - Nighttiming

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The Money Shot: New B-52's is "hot pink"!, Paste Gives Itself Away, Big Media's Clueless & Elvis Kicks Cobain's Ass

The latest headlines...

Paste invites readers to choose own subscription price (uh... Paste)
MS: “We were curious to know what our customers thought we were worth. And what better way to find out, than to let them tell us?” explained Paste President/Publisher Tim Regan-Porter. “While it’s certainly a bit unconventional, we also see it as a chance to get our product in the hands of people who could become lifelong fans. It’s been our experience that once people become familiar with Paste, they turn into loyal readers.”


Diller: Big Media Late to Web Party (Ad Week)
MS: Former entertainment mogul Barry Diller said Wednesday that when it comes to the disruptive power of the Internet, incumbent media companies still "don't get it," with the possible exception of News Corp.


The B-52's To Release First Studio Album In 16 Years (Plug In Music)
MS: "It's loud, sexy rock and roll for your pleasure zones, with the beat pumped up to hot pink," Strickland said in a statement.


Top-Earning Dead Celebrities (Forbes)
MS: Meanwhile, the brightest star of 2006 doesn't even appear on this year's list. Kurt Cobain, former frontman of grunge band Nirvana, debuted on the list in first place last year after his widow, Courtney Love, sold part of his song catalog for a reported $50 million. But while the deal opened the door for future ad dollars, Cobain's 2007 earnings weren't enough for him to stay on the list.


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MJTV: The Thermals - Pillar of Salt

This video from The Body, The Blood, The Machine includes cameos from Ben Gibbard (Death Cab) and Colin Meloy (The Decemberists)...



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Alejandro Escovedo - Tour Dates

Another updated round of shows from the legendary Texas rocker including a scheduled appearance at Wakarusa next summer...

November:
Fri 11/02/07 Chicago, IL Beverly Arts Center
Sat 11/03/07 Kalamazoo, MI Kalamazoo Valley Community College
Tue 11/06/07 Austin, TX The Continental Club
Mon 11/12/07 Bellingham, WA The Nightlight
Wed 11/14/07 Eugene, OR The Shedd
Fri 11/16/07 Seattle, WA Tractor Tavern
Sat 11/17/07 Vancouver, BC Pat's Pub
Sun 11/18/07 Portland, OR Aladdin Theater
Tue 11/20/07 Austin, TX The Continental Club
Wed 11/28/07 South Burlington, VT Higher Ground
Thu 11/29/07 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall Of Williamsburg
Fri 11/30/07 Vienna, VA Barns At Wolf Trap

December:
Sat 12/01/07 Annapolis, MD Rams Head On Stage
Sun 12/02/07 Charlottesville, VA Gravity Lounge
Tue 12/04/07 Bellows Fall, VT Bocelli's On The Canal
Wed 12/05/07 Stanhope, NJ Stanhope House
Thu 12/06/07 Londonderry, NH Tupelo Music Hall
Fri 12/07/07 Philadelphia, PA World Cafe Live
Sat 12/08/07 Pittsburgh, PA Carnegie Lecture Hall
Tue 12/11/07 Austin, TX The Continental Club
Tue 12/18/07 Austin, TX The Continental Club
Thu 12/27/07 Fall River, MA Narrows Center For The Arts
Fri 12/28/07 Northampton, MA Iron Horse Music Hall

June 2008:
Thu 06/05/08 Lawrence, KS Wakarusa Festival
Sat 06/07/08 Lawrence, KS Wakarusa Festival
Sun 06/08/08 Lawrence, KS Wakarusa Festival

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The Money Shot: Chinese Pop Sucks, QOTSA Disses iPhones, and The Who (& Smashing Pumpkins) Sell Out (Again!)

The latest headlines...

The Sound, Not of Music, but of Control (NY Times)
MS: “What prevails here is worse than garbage,” he said. “Because China emphasizes stability and harmony, the greatest utility of these pop songs is that they aren’t dangerous to the system. If people could hear underground music, it would make them feel the problems in their lives and want to change things.”


Who’s Bucks: The Who Launch For-Fee Subscription Site (Harp)
MS: Now, if you’re like most folks, you might be saying to yourself, “Hmm… fifty bucks is a lot to blow just to be able to access a band website… that doesn’t sound like much of a bargain.” If you look closely at the subscription offer, not only is it making you pay for content you previously might have gotten for free (access to Townsend’s blogs, for example, or fan message boards), it’s also making a heavy pitch for you to buy merch (you get a 25% discount if you’re a subscriber; you get advance ticket info—big whoop).


Guest List by Josh Homme (Pitchfork)
MS: Best Purchase of the Past Year - Shit, I don't know. I guess the best thing I didn't buy is an iPhone. My mother's got one, but I don't want my computer to be in my phone, too. What if it gets a virus or some shit? It's cool, I don't need an iPhone, I'm good. It's sort of like neon lights underneath your car-- until everyone has to, I'm not doing it.


Pumpkins Prep Another Best Buy-Only Zeitgeist (Pitchfork)
MS: Why, when you already have the regular edition, the Target edition, the iTunes edition, and the original Best Buy edition, might you actually consider possibly wanting this artifact too? Well, it has a few bonus tracks-- one from the first Best Buy Zeitgeist ("Death From Above"), one from the iTunes Zeitgeist ("Stellar"), and one that appears nowhere else ("Ma Belle"). It also comes with a DVD sporting the full-length documentary Inside the Zeitgeist. And, um, somebody put the cover art in Photoshop and desaturated it. (They're calling this a "metallic silver color scheme"; it's a "scheme" all right.)


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MJTV: The Go! Team - The Wrath of Marcie

The 3rd vid from Proof of Life gives you a feel for the Team's high-energy live shows...



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Andrew Bird - Tour Dates

The Chicago-based multi-instrumentalist schedules European dates starting next weekend...

November:
Sat 11/03/07 Dublin, IRE Tripod
Sun 11/04/07 Belfast, UK Speakeasy
Mon 11/05/07 Glasgow, UK The Arches
Tue 11/06/07 Birmingham, UK Glee Club
Thu 11/08/07 Manchester, UK Manchester Academy
Fri 11/09/07 London, UK Koko
Sun 11/11/07 Rennes, FRA Antipode
Mon 11/12/07 Paris, FRA Olympia
Tue 11/13/07 Strasbourg, FRA La Laiterie
Wed 11/14/07 Zurich, SWI Rote Fabrik
Fri 11/16/07 Belfort, FRA Le Poudriere
Sat 11/17/07 Villeurbanne, FRA Transbordeur
Sun 11/18/07 Lausanne, SWI Romandie
Tue 11/20/07 Lille, FRA Le Splendid
Thu 11/22/07 Leuven, BEL Stuk
Sat 11/24/07 The Hague, NET Crossing Border Fest.
Thu 11/29/07 Providence, RI Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
Fri 11/30/07 New York, NY Beacon Theatre

December:
Fri 12/07/07 Los Angeles, CA Orpheum Theatre
Sat 12/08/07 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theatre
Fri 12/14/07 Minneapolis, MN Guthrie Theater
Sat 12/15/07 Minneapolis, MN Guthrie Theater

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MySpace Milestone

Today, the Slits became MJ's 2000th friend... Do you want to be my friend too?

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The Money Shot: New Bands Selling Out, Arcade Fire, Johnny Cash and Vinyl's Revenge on CDs

The latest headlines...

Big Interview: Arcade Fire's Jeremy Gara (This Is Nottingham)
MS: "We are so not a party band. People often want us to do an after-show party. Which we don't do. They're like 'I promise this one will be perfect, really quiet, there's a pool, it'll be super chilled.' We show up and there's a whole bunch of marketing executives, there's a pool that fits four people... and we think 'let's never do this again'".


If It’s Retail, Is It Still Rock? (NY Times)
MS: “New artists coming up really understand business. They’re inquisitive, they read things, and they ask questions,” says David H. Chidekel, a principal at the law firm Fish & Richardson in New York. “Back in the hairband days, the bands didn’t really care. They just wanted to get a record deal, get on the road and get going. Now, these kids are looking at everything. They read voraciously, they’re all over the Internet, and they don’t get fooled very easily.”


Johnny Cash Beats Eminem To Best Biopic (Gigwise)
MS: The Johnny Cash film, ‘Walk The Line,’ has been voted the best music biopic of all time. ‘Walk The Line’ held off competition from Eminem’s, ‘8 Mile,’ which came in at number two in the poll ahead of ‘Amadeus’ – which recalls the life of Mozart.


Vinyl May Be Final Nail in CD's Coffin (Wired)
MS: "For many of us, and certainly for many of our artists, the vinyl is the true version of the release," said Matador's Patrick Amory. "The size and presence of the artwork, the division into sides, the better sound quality, above all the involvement and work the listener has to put in, all make it the format of choice for people who really care about music."

Rage Against The Machine - Tour Dates

On the heels of a smokin' set at Vegoose, RATM goes international to start off 2008...

January:
Fri 01/18/08 Auckland, NZ Mt. Smart Stadium
Sun 01/20/08 Gold Coast, AUS Parklands
Tue 01/22/08 Darling Harbour, AUS Sydney Ent'ment Centre
Fri 01/25/08 Sydney, AUS Olympic Park Showgrounds
Sun 01/27/08 Melbourne, AUS Festival Hall
Mon 01/28/08 Melbourne, AUS Flemington Racecourse

February:
Fri 02/01/08 Adelaide, AUS RA&HS Showgrounds
Sun 02/03/08 Perth, AUS Claremont Showgrounds
Thu 02/07/08 Osaka, JPN Castle-Jo Hall
Sat 02/09/08 Chiba City, JPN Makuhari Messe
Sun 02/10/08 Chiba City, JPN Makuhari Messe

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Cracker - Tour Dates

David Lowery and company add some dates...

October:
Wed 10/31/07 San Antonio, TX Jack's Patio Bar & Grill

November:
Thu 11/01/07 Fort Worth, TX Rock Yard
Fri 11/02/07 Austin, TX The Mohawk
Sat 11/03/07 Tulsa, OK Blank Slate
Sun 11/04/07 Lawrence, KS The Bottleneck
Tue 11/06/07 Des Moines, IA Peoples
Wed 11/07/07 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
Thu 11/08/07 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon
Fri 11/09/07 Indianapolis, IN 8 Seconds Saloon
Sat 11/10/07 Chicago, IL The Cubby Bear
Sun 11/11/07 Saint Louis, MO The Pageant
Tue 11/13/07 Columbia, MO Blue Note
Wed 11/14/07 Lincoln, NE Knickerbockers
Thu 11/15/07 Boulder, CO Fox Theatre
Fri 11/16/07 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater
Sat 11/17/07 Fort Collins, CO Aggie Theatre

December:
Sat 12/01/07 Richmond, VA Toad's Place Of Richmond
Thu 12/27/07 San Francisco, CA The Independent
Fri 12/28/07 San Francisco, CA The Independent
Sat 12/29/07 Petaluma, CA McNears Mystic Theatre
Sun 12/30/07 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up Tavern

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Travis: Tour Dates

The Scots add some west coast dates...

November:
17 - Seattle, WA - The Moore Theatre
18 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
20 - San Francisco, CA - The Warfield
21 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
23 - Las Vegas, NV - The Joint @ The Hard Rock
24 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues
25 - Phoenix, AZ - Celebrity Theatre
26 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues

Travis' website
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Monday, October 29, 2007

The Money Shot: Prince "Goes Crazy" Over YouTube, Apple v TV, Ringles and Arcade Fire Bites The Hand That Feeds...

The latest headlines...

The Home Video Prince Doesn't Want You to See (ABC News)
MS: Twenty eight people, mostly friends and family, had viewed the YouTube video by June, when mom Stephanie Lenz said she received an e-mail from YouTube informing her that her video had been removed from the site at the request of Universal Music Publishing Group, the recording industry's largest label, and warning her that future copyright infringements on her part could force the Web site to cancel her account.


Brick-and-mortar stores eye new music formats (Reuters)
MS: In the latest attempts, iTunes digital download album cards highlighting specific titles are getting high marks in the early part of the rollout. Meanwhile, merchants await the introduction of the "ringle" -- which aims to revive the CD single in the physical world and allow brick-and-mortar merchants to participate in the ringtone phenomenon.


Arcade Fire discuss the bitter taste of success (Guardian)
MS: "I don't like the process of having to promote an album and talk about it," he says, flatly, "and I learnt pretty early on that the artist always seems like the asshole in the situation, no matter what you do. Even if, like, someone was poking you in the face and you went 'fucking stop that!', when the article comes out, it'll be like that happened in slow motion." He mimes giving someone the finger in slow motion, then sighs. "You can't win "


Apple in a Fight for Rights to TV Shows (Washington Post)
MS: "I don't see video as the driving force behind iPod sales," Adam C. Engst, publisher of Apple news Web site Tidbits.com, wrote in an e-mail. "Music is why people buy iPods, and that won't be changing any time soon -- you can't watch TV while jogging or driving."

800th Post

Woo-hoo! I'm feeling pretty good about hitting the thousand post mark before the end of the year...

Elvis Perkins: Tour Dates

The indie singer-songwriter busks his way across Europe and back to NYC...

October:
Oct 29 2007 8:00P
Festsaal Kreuzberg Berlin
Oct 30 2007 8:00P
Gebaude 9 Cologne
Oct 31 2007 8:00P
Tivoli Utrecht

November:
Nov 2 2007 8:00P
Night & Day Manchester
Nov 3 2007 8:00P
Faversham (Nasty Fest) Leeds
Nov 4 2007 8:00P
Nice n Sleazy Glasgow
Nov 5 2007 8:00P
Bar Academy Birmingham
Nov 6 2007 8:00P
Bush Hall London
Nov 8 2007 8:00P
La Neff Angouleme
Nov 9 2007 8:00P
Cabaret Electric Le Havre
Nov 10 2007 8:00P
Aeronef Lille
Nov 11 2007 8:00P
Cigale Paris
Nov 12 2007 8:00P
Olympic Nantes
Nov 14 2007 8:00P
Bikini Toulouse
Nov 28 2007 8:00P
Horseshoe Tavern Toronto, Ontario
Nov 29 2007 8:00P
Cabaret Music Hall Montreal, Quebec
Nov 30 2007 8:00P
Higher Ground Showcase Lounge So. Burlington, Vermont

December:
Dec 1 2007 8:00P
AS220 Providence, Rhode Island
Dec 2 2007 8:00P
Paradise Rock Club Boston, Massachusetts
Dec 3 2007 8:00P
Iron Horse Music Hall Northampton, Massachusetts
Dec 5 2007 8:00P
Jammin’ Java Vienna, Virginia
Dec 6 2007 8:00P
Johnny Brenda’s Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Dec 7 2007 8:00P
Bowery Ballroom New York, New York

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MJTV: Fujiya & Miyagi - Collarbone

Great song, clever "bad" animation...



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The Money Shot: Halloween Mixes, Low CD Sales, Grammy Lobbying and Free Internet Radio...

Latest headlines...

Free up that radio dial (Seattle Times)
MS: The attack is multifaceted. Internet radio is in danger because of a proposed new royalty scheme that would wipe out the budgets of many Internet stations. The elimination of Internet radio would allow for the big record labels and corporate radio to continue their cozy relationship without any competition.


Halloween has never sounded so good! (Columbus Ledger-Enquirer)
MS: Another relic of the past is the good, old-fashioned mix disc. It's a casualty of the iPod and its 26 days, 13 hours and 17 minutes of non-stop music. In the retro spirit, here's a collection of songs to make your skin crawl appropriately this Halloween. Grab what you can of these 15 tracks -- from iTunes, eMusic or wherever you get your songs. It's 67 minutes, so it'll fit on a CD (Remember CDs?).


Low tide in October for album sales (Reuters)
MS: Since May 1991, when the big chart switched to Nielsen SoundScan data, there have been 16 weeks when sales for the No. 1 slot fell below 100,000, with seven of those occurring this year. It just seems more jarring to see a number that light during the last four months of the year, when high-profile artists seek to be prime attractions during holiday shopping's traffic.


Grammy voters: Now hear these! (L.A. Times)
MS: It's a gloriously tough year for Grammy voters who love indie rock. The White Stripes, Arcade Fire, the Shins and Spoon all released killer albums, as did indie-friendly semi-rockers Amy Winehouse and LCD Soundsystem. With so much to choose from, I'm pretty sure that the eighth album by dance-rock nonconformist Kevin Barnes and his Athens, Ga.-based troupe will get overlooked.

The Decemberists: Tour Dates

The band's playing two shows at each venue (Long of It/Short of It). In most cases, the first night's gonna focus on long extended jams (Long of It) while the second will feature their shorter pop songs (Short of It)...

November:
11-01 New York, NY - Terminal 5
11-02 New York, NY - Terminal 5
11-03 Boston, MA - Orpheum
11-04 Boston, MA - Orpheum
11-06 Winston-Salem, NC - Millennium Center
11-07 Winston-Salem, NC - Millennium Center
11-09 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
11-10 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
11-11 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
11-12 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
11-13 Pittsburgh, PA - Carnegie Music Hall
11-15 Columbus, OH - Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
11-16 Columbus, OH - Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
11-18 Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theater
11-19 Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theater
11-23 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
11-24 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
11-25 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
11-26 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
11-29 Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
11-30 Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern

December:
12-01 San Diego, CA - Spreckels Theatre
12-02 San Diego, CA - Spreckels Theatre
12-05 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
12-06 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
12-07 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
12-08 Seattle, WA - Moore Theatre
12-09 Seattle, WA - Moore Theatre

The Decemberists' website
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MJTV: The (Automatic) Automatic - Monster

The Wales band recently swapped out their keyboardist for a new one. Here the old configuration explores UFOs, Big Foot & the Lochness monster...



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TiVo Alert: Sex Pistols, Ryan Adams, Go! Team...

This week's late night TV musical highlights include 2 appearances by the Sex Pistols...

Monday - Justice (Kimmel)
Tuesday - Sex Pistols (Leno), Paolo Nutini (Carson Daly)
Wednesday - The Go! Team (Letterman), Sex Pistols (Late Late Show), Regina Spektor (Carson Daly)
Thursday - Ryan Adams (Letterman), Thurston Moore (Kimmel)
Friday - ZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzz Nothing's on...

Wilco: Tour Dates

The Sky Blue Sky tour heads to Australia next year...

November:
11-06 Brussels, Belgium - Cirque Royal
11-08 Barcelona, Spain - Razzmatazz
11-09 Madrid, Spain - Riviera
11-10 Zaragoza, Spain - Sala Oasis
11-11 Bilbao, Spain - Euskalduna
11-14 Dublin, Ireland - Vicar Street
11-15 Dublin, Ireland - Vicar Street

March:
03-18 Sydney, Australia - Enmore Theatre
03-19 Brisbane, Australia - The Tivoli
03-20 Byron Bay, Australia - East Coast Blues Festival
03-22 Auckland, New Zealand - New Zealand Festival
03-23 Wellington, New Zealand - Front Room
03-26 Melbourne, Australia - Palace Theatre
03-27 Melbourne, Australia - Palace Theatre

Wilco's website
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Saturday, October 27, 2007

MJTV: Fionn Regan - Be Good or Be Gone (live)

Live performance from the Mercury Prize show...



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MJTV: Elvis Perkins - While You Were Sleeping

One of my favorite live shows and songs of 2007...



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James McMurtry: Tour Dates

The Texas singer-songwriter stays close to home to finish up 2007..

November:
Fri 11/16/07 Helotes, TX Floores Country Store
Thu 11/29/07 San Marcos, TX Cheatham Street Warehouse

December:
Fri 12/14/07 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks
Sat 12/15/07 Houston, TX The Continental Club
Fri 12/21/07 Dallas, TX Granada Theater
Sat 12/22/07 Denton, TX Dan's Silver Leaf
Fri 12/28/07 Chicago, IL Martyrs'

James McMurtry's website
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Friday, October 26, 2007

MJTV: Eels - Saturday Morning

Mark Everett's flapjack adventures...



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MJTV: Electric Six - Down At McDonnelzzz

New vid from the E6's latest, I Shall Exterminate Everything Around Me That Restricts Me From Being The Master...



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The Pipettes: Tour Dates

The UK imports have rescheduled U.S. dates from earlier this fall...

October:
10-25 Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex
10-26 San Diego, CA - Delta Room @ House of Blues
10-29 San Francisco, CA - Bimbo's 365 Club
10-31 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom

November:
11-01 Seattle, WA - Crocodile Cafe
11-02 Eugene, OR - John Henry's
11-03 Vancouver, British Columbia - Plaza Club
11-05 Denver, CO - The Walnut Room
11-07 Austin, TX - The Parish
11-09 Atlanta, GA - Vinyl
11-11 Baltimore, MD - Sonar Club Stage
11-12 New York, NY - Blender Theater @ Gramercy
11-14 Philadelphia, PA - North Star Bar
11-15 Boston, MA - Great Scott
11-16 Montreal, Quebec - Petit Campus
11-18 Toronto, Ontario - Lee's Palace
11-19 Pittsburgh, PA - Diesel
11-20 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom Tavern
11-21 Chicago, IL - Double Door

December:
12-09 Tokyo, Japan - Studio Coast (British Anthems)
12-11 Tokyo, Japan - Liquid Room
12-12 Nagoya, Japan - Diamond Hall
12-13 Osaka, Japan - Club Quattro
12-30 Lorne / Marion Bay, Australia - Tasmania Falls Festival
12-31 Lorne / Marion Bay, Australia - Tasmania Falls Festival

January:
01-05 Busselton, Australia - Southbound Festival

The Pipettes' website
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The Money Shot: Johnny Rotten, Video Games Sell Music (DUH!), Buzz Bands and Americana

The latest headlines...

Johnny Rotten sounds off on the Sex Pistols return (OC Register)
MS: Everybody's trying to claim the credit for inventing punk. It is utterly ridiculous, utterly insane. And that Ramones nonsense going on and on and on – how on Earth are the Ramones anything at all like the Sex Pistols? We came from a culture facing some serious challenges when we were young. We were the complete bottom line – the poorest of the poor. We come from squalor and fought our way up tooth and claw. Mommy and Daddy didn't buy us no guitars.


Bands find video games a ticket to fame (Reuters)
MS: "Every gamer wants the feeling that they've personally discovered a song that's going to be big ... and then, a month later, they hear it on the radio," Schnur said. "They will always associate that music with their gaming experience. Gamers want to feel they're in the know before anyone else. Around the world, this is what the cool kids and trendsetters crave, and that's why they are loyal to us," he said.


Americana Dream (Nashville Scene)
MS: “From my perspective at the independent record store, one of the absolutely hottest trends going in indie music is singer-songwriters,” he says. “I mean look at Sufjan Stevens and Iron and Wine, and even outsiders like Devendra Banhart and Joanna Newsom. There’s certainly nothing remotely twangy about those people. I think if you sat somebody down and put the blindfold on them and played them an Iron and Wine record and asked them to name the genre, they’d be just as likely to say Americana as anything else.”


Could The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Be Number One Today? (MTV)
MS: The problem seems to be that we're propping up a whole host of bands too early, giving them their moment before they're even remotely ready for it. In my opinion, acts like the Arcade Fire and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah scuffled with album #2 because they were given too much, too soon.

MJTV: Sly & the Family Stone - If You Want Me To Stay/Sing A Simple Song/Higher (live)

According to Pitchfork, the reclusive funkster is scheduling a couple shows. Here's a live performance recorded earlier this year. Does he still have it? Judge for yourself...



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Gore Gore Girls: Tour Dates

New dates added for the Detroit rockers...

October:
Fri 10/26/07 Tempe, AZ Club Red
Sat 10/27/07 Santa Fe, NM College Of Santa Fe
Sun 10/28/07 Lubbock, TX Jake's Sports Cafe & Backroom
Tue 10/30/07 Tulsa, OK The Continental
Wed 10/31/07 Saint Louis, MO Atomic Cowboy

November:
Thu 11/01/07 Nashville, TN The End
Fri 11/02/07 Louisville, KY Phoenix Hill Tavern
Sat 11/03/07 Bloomington, IN Rhino's All Ages Music Club
Fri 11/30/07 Buffalo, NY Mohawk Place

December:
Sat 12/01/07 Rochester, NY Bug Jar
Sun 12/02/07 Cambridge, MA T.T. The Bear's
Tue 12/04/07 Asbury Park, NJ Asbury Lanes
Wed 12/05/07 Brooklyn, NY Southpaw
Thu 12/06/07 Washington, DC DC9
Sat 12/08/07 Carrboro, NC Cat's Cradle
Wed 12/12/07 Charleston, SC The Map Room
Sat 12/15/07 Asheville, NC Orange Peel
Fri 12/21/07 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom & Tavern

Gore Gore Girls' website
Gore Gore Girls @ Myspace

Thursday, October 25, 2007

The Money Shot: Downloading Is Like Speeding, Albini v Louris, Glastonbury & the Future of Radio...

The latest headlines...

Mac McCaughan Discusses "Future of Radio" in Senate (Pitchfork)
MS: "Artists who thrive outside of the commercial realm depend on and deserve open access to public platforms such as the airwaves and the internet. Likewise, communities and citizens should have access to localized and diverse media. This is not just a means of doing business, but also an important facet of American life that needs to be nurtured and protected."


OiNK Raid Raises The Question: What Risks Are You Really Taking When Downloading Music? (MTV)
MS: "It's become a little like speeding," he posited. "The people who get caught in speed traps are usually pretty innocent — a soccer mom who's late to pick up her kid, or someone who's late for work. The habitual speeder, who drives 100 miles an hour all the time, is less likely to get the ticket because he's taken steps to reduce his risk. [Thus], it's less likely that the RIAA is going to get a really dedicated, eye-patch wearing, 'aargh'-sputtering pirate; it's more likely that they're going to get who doesn't know how to reduce personal risk and exposure."


The Sadies: Sweethearts of the Studio (Harp)
MS: Good explains that Albini saw his job as capturing the band’s live sound, not shaping it, “If you ask him what he thinks of your songs, he’ll respond, “It’s your record.” he says. Louris, by contrast, joined in singing, performing and songwriting. “Ultimately Gary was great at just doing exactly what Steve does, which is get the best out of us.”


Glastonbury gigs seek new stars (BBC)
MS: "The aim is to collect as many new bands as possible throughout the year and build up a strong roster of new acts," she said. "We've had some brilliant debut sets throughout the years, where bands start at Glastonbury on a very small stage and end up playing the Pyramid in a few years."

MJTV: Drive-By Truckers - Aftermath U.S.A.

Cooley, Patterson, Isbell and company from A Blessing and a Curse...



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The Money Shot: Flaming Lips Alley, OiNK=Google?, Free Reznor Project & Comcast F's W/BitTorrent

The latest headlines...

Oink Founder: We're Just Like Google (Telegraph)
MS: “I haven’t done anything wrong. I don’t believe my website breaks the law. They don’t understand how it works. The website is very different from how the police are making it out to be. There is no music sold on the site - I am doing nothing wrong. When I set up the site I didn’t think I was doing anything illegal and I still don’t. There are 180,000 users and there has been an outcry about what has happened to me. People who download music also buy CDs as well. A lot of people download music on the internet to get a taste of it and then later buy the CD. But I don’t sell music to people, I just direct them to it. If somebody wants to illegally download music they are going to do it whether my site is there or not."


Saul Williams Gives Away Reznor-Produced LP (Pitchfork)
MS: "There are obvious similarities in how Radiohead just released their new record and the way we've chosen to. After thinking about this way too much, I feel we've improved upon their idea in a few profound ways that benefit the consumer."


Congressman to Comcast: Stop interfering with BitTorrent (CNET)
MS: "Comcast has made a major mistake in attempting to hinder peer-to-peer file sharing as an aspect of its network management," Boucher said. "The inability of customers to (share files) significantly diminishes their ability to utilize the Internet for one of its most important applications, which is user-to-user content." He also noted that "file sharing is already being used for a wide variety of perfectly lawful and appropriate applications."


The Flaming Lips alley dedicated in Oklahoma City (KOKH Fox 25)
MS: With a giant, three-dimensional globe as a backdrop and flanked by fans outfitted in Santa suits and green alien masks, The Flaming Lips front man Wayne Coyne thanked city leaders for the honor.

Dinosaur Jr.: Tour Dates

The reunion tour behind Beyond continues...

November:
Nov 20 2007 8:00P
Mr. Smalls Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Nov 21 2007 8:00P
The Town Ballroom Buffalo, New York
Nov 23 2007 8:00P
Paradise Rock Club Boston, Massachusetts
Nov 24 2007 8:00P
Paradise Rock Club Boston, Massachusetts
Nov 27 2007 8:00P
Black Cat Washington DC, Washington DC
Nov 28 2007 8:00P
Lincoln Theatre Raleigh, North Carolina
Nov 29 2007 8:00P
Blue Cat’s Knoxville, Tennessee
Nov 30 2007 8:00P
The Orange Peel Asheville, North Carolina

December:
Dec 1 2007 8:00P
Freebird Live Jacksonville Beach, Florida
Dec 2 2007 7:00P
The Club at Firestone Orlando, Florida
Dec 3 2007 8:00P
40 Watt Club Athens, Georgia
Dec 5 2007 8:00P
younge Ave. Deli Memphis, Tennessee
Dec 6 2007 7:00P
House of Blues New Orleans, Louisiana
Dec 7 2007 9:00P
Emo’s Alternative Lounging (Indoor) Austin, Texas
Dec 8 2007 8:00P
House of Blues Dallas Dallas, Texas
Dec 9 2007 7:00P
Diamond Ballroom Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Dec 11 2007 8:00P
Picador Iowa City, Iowa
Dec 12 2007 8:00P
Slowdown Omaha, Nebraska
Dec 13 2007 8:00P
Harrah’s Casino - Voodoo Lounge Kansas City, Missouri
Dec 14 2007 8:00P
Ogden Theatre Denver, Colorado
Dec 15 2007 8:00P
Belly Up Aspen Aspen, Colorado

Dinosaur Jr. website
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MJTV: Nada Surf - Live at the Apple Store

A nice bit of video (after the first minute of chit chat) featuring the 'Popular' band performing "What Is Your Secret" and "Whose Authority" acoustically at the Apple Store in Chi-town...



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Galactic: Tour Dates

Adding some dates in Japan to the From The Corner To The Block tour...

October:
Wed 10/24/07 Dallas, TX House Of Blues
Thu 10/25/07 Houston, TX Meridian
Fri 10/26/07 New Orleans, LA New Orleans City Park
Sat 10/27/07 New Orleans, LA Tipitina's Uptown
Wed 10/31/07 Austin, TX Stubb's Bar-B-Q

November:

Thu 11/01/07 Baton Rouge, LA Varsity Theatre
Fri 11/02/07 Athens, GA Georgia Theatre
Sat 11/03/07 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse
Sun 11/04/07 Charleston, SC Music Farm
Tue 11/06/07 Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theatre
Wed 11/07/07 Charlotte, NC Visulite Theatre
Thu 11/08/07 Asheville, NC Orange Peel
Fri 11/09/07 Richmond, VA Toad's Place Of Richmond
Sat 11/10/07 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Small's Theatre
Sun 11/11/07 Morgantown, WV Mountain Stage
Wed 11/14/07 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
Thu 11/15/07 Baltimore, MD The 8X10
Fri 11/16/07 Philadelphia, PA The Fillmore - TLA
Sat 11/17/07 New York, NY Roseland Ballroom
Sun 11/18/07 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club

December:

Thu 12/06/07 Bruz Cedex, FRA Transmusicales Festival
Sun 12/09/07 Osaka, JPN Club Quattro
Mon 12/10/07 Nagoya, JPN Club Quattro
Tue 12/11/07 Tokyo, JPN Shibuya Club Quattro
Wed 12/12/07 Tokyo, JPN O East
Sun 12/30/07 Mobile, AL Soul Kitchen
Mon 12/31/07 New Orleans, LA Tipitina's Uptown

January:

Fri 01/04/08 Fort Lauderdale, FL Jam Cruise
Sat 01/05/08 Fort Lauderdale, FL Jam Cruise
Sun 01/06/08 Fort Lauderdale, FL Jam Cruise
Mon 01/07/08 Fort Lauderdale, FL Jam Cruise
Tue 01/08/08 Fort Lauderdale, FL Jam Cruise
Wed 01/09/08 Fort Lauderdale, FL Jam Cruise
Thu 01/10/08 Fort Lauderdale, FL Revolution
Fri 01/11/08 Lake Buena Vista, FL House Of Blues
Sat 01/12/08 Saint Petersburg, FL Jannus Landing
Sun 01/13/08 Jacksonville, FL Freebird Live

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MJTV: The Dead 60's - Stand Up

First single from the Liverpool lads upcoming release Time To Take Sides...



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The Money Shot: 'OK Computer', Internet Radio Equality, UK Anti-File-sharing laws, Tarantino & Matt Pond PA

More headlines...

Anti file-sharing laws considered (BBC News)
MS: "You will dismantle the fundamentals of the democratic state, which is to be free in your person, your mind and your conversation from scrutiny and surveillance. So this is a really misbegotten idea,"


Web Radio Seeks Resolution (Washington Post)
MS: "We are in a strange situation of offering services that compete directly with terrestrial and satellite radio but have a different rate structure," said Tim Westergren, chief strategy officer and founder of Pandora. "There needs to be parity if we are going to survive."


Was 'OK Computer' inspired by Thom Yorke's coursework nightmare? (NME)
MS: "I remember somebody wiped his final degree show by accident just before it was due in," Donwood told Radio 4's 'Today' programme. "He had to do it all again in two weeks which he wasn't pleased about."


Matt Pond PA: No Cavities (Harp)
MS: “There’s too much disconnection in indie rock today; there’s too many obtuse words,” Pond says. “[Cocker and Albarn] use imagery too, but there’s always a spirit and a soul within it. That’s what we’re trying to do. When I have something to say, I’ll say it. I don’t want to be guarded.”


American splendor: The Hold Steady’s Craig Finn rekindles the fires of youthful indiscretion (Detroit Metro Times)
MS: "Everybody thinks that a songwriter is baring his soul," he counters. "But no one says to Quentin Tarantino, 'You must do tons of karate and just shoot people all the time.' These songs are based on my life, but it's certainly not my life."

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

MJTV: Jens Lekman - Pocketful Of Money (live)

A post-gig parking lot performance complete with audience finger snaps and sing-a-long. Very cool...



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Crooked Fingers: Tour Dates

I think most of these are in support of Josh Ritter...

October:
24 - Bimbo’s 365 Club San Francisco, California
25 - El Rey Los Angeles, California
27 - Plush Tucson, Arizona
29 - The Parish Austin, Texas
31 - Workplay Theatre Birmingham, Alabama

November:
1 - Variety Playhouse Atlanta, Georgia
2 - Exit/In Nashville, Tennessee
3 - Headliners Louisville, Kentucky
4 - Grey Eagle Asheville, North Carolina
5 - Cat’s Cradle Carrboro, North Carolina
7 - World Cafe Live Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
9 - Webster Hall New York, New York
11 - Iota Arlington, Virginia
12 - Diesel Club Lounge Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
13 - Andyman’s Tree House Columbus, Ohio
14 - The Picador Iowa City, Iowa
15 - The Record Bar Kansas City, Missouri
16 - Slowdown Jr. Omaha, Nebraska

Crooked Fingers' website
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Tim Finn: Tour Dates

New dates from the solo Finn...

January:
Sat 01/26/08 West Hollywood, CA Troubadour
Sun 01/27/08 San Francisco, CA The Independent
Tue 01/29/08 Seattle, WA The Triple Door
Wed 01/30/08 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios

February:
Sat 02/09/08 Philadelphia, PA Tin Angel
Tue 02/12/08 Pittsburgh, PA Diesel Club Lounge
Wed 02/13/08 Cambridge, MA Passim Folk Music & Cultural Center
Thu 02/14/08 Decatur, GA Eddie's Attic

Tim Finn's website
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Caribou: Tour Dates

A heavy slate of shows for the Ontario boys...

October:
24 - Urban Lounge Salt Lake City, Utah
26 - Troubadour Los Angeles, California
27 - Slims San Francisco, California
28 - Doug Fir Lounge Portland, Oregon
29 - Neumos Seattle, Washington
30 - Richards on Richards Vancouver
31 - Sugar Victoria, British Columbia

November:
2 - The Starlite Room Edmonton
3 - The Warehouse Calgary
4 - Amigos Saskatoon
5 - The Royal Albert Arms Winnipeg
6 - The Aquarium Fargo, North Dakota
7 - Triple Rock Club Minneapolis, Minnesota
8 - Metro Chicago, Illinois
9 - Grog Shop Cleveland
10 - Opera House Toronto
15 - Audio Brighton
16 - Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff, Wales
17 - South Street Reading
18 - Glee Club Birmingham
19 - Crane Lane Theatre Cork
20 - Whelans Dublin
21 - Limelight Belfast
22 - Independent Sunderland
23 - Roadhouse Manchester
24 - Brudenell Social Club Leeds
25 - The Social Nottingham
26 - Thekla Bristol
27 - Dingwalls London
28 - La Fleche d’Or Paris
29 - Palace Brussels

December:
1 - Tivoli Oude Gracht Utrecht
2 - Manufaktur Schorndorf
4 - Palace St. Gallen
5 - MUZ Club Nurnberg
6 - B72 Wien
6 - B72 Wien
7 - Lido Berlin
8 - Ubel and Gefahrlich Hamburg
9 - Loppen Coppenhagen
10 - Debaser Malmo Malmo
11 - Pusterviksbaren Goteborg
12 - Ladmark Bergen
13 - Garage Olso
14 - Debaser Slussen Stockholm
15 - Pop Bar, Razz Club Barcelona

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MJTV: Bloc Party - Flux

Video for the new Bloc Party techno-influenced single...



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The Money Shot: Arctic Monkeys, REM's Drummer, Chinese Lyrics and Managers Replace Labels?

Current headlines...

Leaving Record Labels Behind (Business Week)
MS: And often the closest relationship—business, and sometimes personal—that a working band has is with its manager. He or she generally serves as point person to a band's label, and to other arenas in which a band does business, such as tour booking and T-shirt sales. Transitioning to label-like functions is "something managers have been talking about for a long time," says Brian Long of Yes Know Management, which reps disco punks VHS OR BETA. Long, who founded electronic music label Astralwerks, calls such a move "the natural evolution of what a manager already does." In these dispirited times, label executives concede that the guy closest to the band could have the upper hand. "It's a logical place to go," says one.


Arctic Monkeys: 'People thought Oasis supported us!' (NME)
MS : "When we were in America recently there were loads of rumours that they had supported us in Manchester," he said. "Everyone asked us, 'it must have been ace having Oasis support you'".


China song-writers decry "unhealthy" pop tunes (Reuters)
MS: Delegates singled out online hits, including "Na Yi Ye" -- "That One Night" -- by Xie Jun, a song about a couple who get drunk and spend the night together. "That one night you didn't refuse me!/That one night I hurt you/That one night you were all tears," are the raciest lyrics.


A band's only as good as its drummer (Guardian UK)
MS: Indisputably, REM have shown fleeting moments of brilliance (E-Bow the Letter, At my Most Beautiful, She Just Wants to Be) since Berry skipped off to milk cows in Georgia. But, given the patchiness of their recent albums, you can't help thinking they'd have been better off following the example of Led Zeppelin, who sensibly realised there was no point carrying on after Bonzo snuffed it in 1980.

MJTV: Radiohead - High and Dry

Classic track by the "indie" band. If Pulp Fiction was just 4:18 long, it's be this video...



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Johnette Napolitano: Tour Dates

Solo dates for the former Concrete Blonde lead...

October:
24 - Joe's Pub NYC
25 - Jammin' Java Vienna, VA
26 - Local 506 Chapel Hill, NC
27 - Five Spot Atlanta, GA
28 - 3rd & Lindsley Nashville, TN
29 - Live on WRLT Nashville, TN
29 - Hi-Tone Memphis, TN
31 - Parish Room/House of Blues New Orleans, LA

November:
1 - Mucky Duck Houston, TX
2 - Cactus Cafe Austin, TX
3 - Poor David's Dallas, TX
13 - Richards on Richards Vancouver, BC
15 - High Dive Seattle, WA
16 - Berbati's Pan Portland, OR
17 - Cafe Du Nord San Francisco, CA
18 - Kuumbwa Jazz Center Santa Cruz, CA
24 - The Coach House San Juan Capistrano, CA
25 - Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach, CA
27 - The Roxy Los Angeles, CA
29 - Club Congress Tuscon, AZ
30 - Martini Ranch Scottsdale, AZ

December
1 - Santa Fe Brewing Co Santa Fe, NM
2 - Walnut Room Denver, CO

Johnette Napolitano's website
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MJTV: Ferraby Lionheart - Small Planet

First single from a new add to the MJ playlist. Am I the only one that hears a little Rufus Wainwright?



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Ben Kweller: Tour Dates

Australian dates for Kweller...

Oct 23 2007 8:00P
The Zoo Brisbane, AU
Oct 24 2007 8:00P
The Zoo Brisbane, AU
Oct 25 2007 8:00P
Newcastle Uni Newcastle, AU
Oct 26 2007 8:00P
Gaelic Club Sydney, AU
Oct 27 2007 8:00P
The Roxy Parramatta, AU
Oct 30 2007 8:00P
Wrest Point Show Room Hobart, AU
Oct 31 2007 8:00P
Karova Lounge Ballarat, AU
Nov 1 2007 8:00P
Hi Fi Bar and Ballroom Melbourne, AU
Nov 2 2007 8:00P
Ferntree Hotel Ferntree Gully, AU
Nov 3 2007 8:00P
Peninsula Lounge Moorooduc, AU
Nov 4 2007 12:00P
Chill Island Festival Phillip Island, AU

Ben Kweller's website
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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

MJTV: Coconut Records - West Coast

Coconut Records = Jason Schwartzman = That dude in the Wes Anderson movies...



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Bloc Party: Tour Dates

Upcoming international dates from the UK four piece...

October:
27 - Roundhouse London, London and South East

November:
3 - Big Top at Phoenix Park Dublin
6 - KB Halle Copenhagen
7 - HMH Amsterdam
9 - Grosse Freiheit Hamburg
10 - Grosse Freiheit Hamburg
12 - Zenith (Les Inrocks) Paris
14 - Lotto Antwerp
15 - Les Arenes Metz
16 - Theaterhaus Stuttgart
18 - Nonantola Modena
18 - Vox Club Modena
19 - Teatro Della Concordia Turin
22 - Republicca 1 Valencia
23 - Pabellon Multiusos Salamanca
24 - Santana 27 Bilbao
26 - Espacio Movistar Barcelona, Barcelona

December:
12 - SECC Glasgow, Scotland
13 - G-MEX Manchester, Northwest
14 - Alexandra Palace London, London and South East
15 - Alexandra Palace London, London and South East

Bloc Party website
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MJTV: Ryan Adams' Styled Up

Supposedly, Ryan's sober these days, so consider this evidence that he puts the "I" in Insane...



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The Money Shot: Iggy, U2Charist, Radiohead, OiNK, Lekman, Hold Steady, MIA & Rock Fantasy Camp...

Today's headlines...

BBC Criticized for Iggy Pop's Racist Remark (NME)
MS: During a live BBC2 interview, Pop recounted an anecdote about visiting "Paki shops" in Camden. The BBC issued an on-air apology the following day but broadcasting watchdog Ofcom received two complaints from viewers about the incident. Ofcom ruled that the BBC "failed in its responsibility to ensure the offence caused was justified by the context".


Rock’s Balkanized Route to the Indies (NY Times)
MS: On any given night in an American rock club you can hear bands like Gogol Bordello, Man Man, Beirut and Balkan Beat Box playing odd-metered songs drawing on the rhythms of Eastern European Gypsy music. You might encounter Antibalas or Vampire Weekend riffing on African sounds, Dengue Fever making psychedelic Cambodian pop or a D.J. like Diplo spinning Brazilian funk. On the recent “Kala,” a contender for the year’s most exciting pop album, the British-Sri Lankan rapper M.I.A., who works from Brooklyn, draws on Indian, African and West Indian sounds. The folk-rocker Devendra Banhart creates fusions with Mexican and Brazilian musicians on his recent CD, “Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon.” And the veteran musical adventurer Bjork toured this year with a West African percussion troupe and Chinese pipa virtuoso.


Radiohead Said to Shun Major Labels in Next Deal (NY Times)
MS: Radiohead, the British rock band that is regarded as the pre-eminent free agent in the global music business, is close to signing a series of deals to release its next album independently and leave the major record companies behind.


CBGB’s Vacant Shell To House Designer Suits And Other Things We Can’t Afford (Rolling Stone)
MS: If cancer hadn’t recently claimed CBGB founder Hilly Kristal, this news might have. The boutique is just the latest addition to hit the formerly dilapidated Bowery strip: Whole Foods and Starbucks were recently constructed as the street continues to morph from punky to yuppie.


Raids Target Music Piracy Site (Reuters)
MS: "OiNK was central to the illegal distribution of pre-release music online," said Jeremy Banks, head of the anti-piracy unit at the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), which helped in the investigation.

"This was not a case of friends sharing music for pleasure. This was a worldwide network that got hold of music they did not own the rights to and posted it online."


The Hold Steady Ready New Album (NME)
MS: "It sounds like the rest of our stuff. It's hard for me to tell what's different. I haven't finished lyrics at all. Writing a record to me is like doing a crossword puzzle, there's that last one on the bottom and once you get that one the rest of them it gets really easy. I don't have that one yet, but I have a lot of the other ones"


Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp Going On Tour (Billboard)
MS: Fishof will recruit 12 as-yet-unnamed rock star counselors who will each oversee one band in each city. Campers will arrive at 8 a.m., split into 12 different bands, and rehearse all day long. And "by 6 p.m., they're opening for a major rock act, which has yet to be named," Fishof says. "Each band does one song in front of a major act."


U2 lyrics turn congregations into crowds (Yale Daily)
MS: A U2charist is an Episcopalian worship service that uses U2 songs to instill a message of compassion and hope within a traditional liturgy. The service aims to encourage attendees to work toward the Millennium Development Goals set by the United Nations, which promote worldwide development. U2’s lead singer Bono co-founded the ONE Campaign, which embraces the MDGs in its efforts to eliminate poverty,


The Musical Genius of Jens Lekman (Slate)
MS: Lekman's reception in the States has been limited by a couple of minor artistic transgressions. First, he is, yes, it's true, prone to the sort of twee self-regard that converted Wes Anderson, midcareer, from a promising filmmaker into an antique tea table. Second, his influences and affinities are instantly obvious: Stephin Merritt's drone, Morrissey's bite, Belle and Sebastian's atmospherics, with some of Jonathan Richman's wild pitch and yaw. But all this is superficial in the face of one overwhelming truth: Lekman is a fully realized pop genius, and each of his full-length records is its own masterpiece.

Iron & Wine: Tour Dates

Updated dates from Sam and the band...

November 2007
26 - Tucson, AZ - Fox Tucson Theatre
27 - San Diego, CA - 4th & B
28 - Los Angeles, CA - Orpheum Theatre
30 - Oakland, CA - Paramount Theatre

December 2007
2 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
3 - Seattle, WA - Moore Theatre
4 - Bellingham, WA - Mt. Baker Theatre
6 - Boise, ID - Egyptian Theater
7 - Magna, UT - The Great Saltair
8 - Denver, CO - Paramount Theatre
9 - Albuquerque, NM - El Rey Theater
10 - Dallas, TX - Palladium Ballroom
11 - Austin, TX - La Zona Rosa

Live Daily: Iron & Wine add new dates to winter trek
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MJTV: Bob Dylan's Escalade Commercial

The times they ARE really a changin'. Mr. Zimmerman's selling Caddys. According to Rolling Stone...

In our interview with Bob Dylan earlier this year, we asked the great man what he thought of climate change and he replied: “Where’s the global warming? It’s freezing here.”


Here's the ad...



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Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: Tour Dates

The Baby 81 tour finishes up in the U.S. and heads to Europe and Australia. Tonight's show in L.A. with JAMC is a dream match-up for fans of both bands...

October:
23 - The Wiltern Theatre (with Jesus and Mary Chain) Los Angeles, California
25 - New Daisy Memphis, Tennessee
28 - Voodoo Music Experiance New Orleans, Louisiana
31 - Hard Rock Live Orlando, Florida

November:
1 - Beta Bar Tallahasse, Florida
2 - Revolution Ft Lauderdale, Florida
3 - Jannus Landing St. Petersburg, Florida
12 - University Newcastle
13 - Barrowland Glasgow
14 - Academy Oxford
15 - Roundhouse London
16 - Anson Rooms Bristol
18 - Prime Club Koln
19 - Botanique Orangerie Brussels
20 - Elysee Montmartre Paris
21 - Den Atelier Luxembourg City
23 - Lucky Rijssen
24 - Crossing Borders Festivals Hague
26 - Markthalle Hamburg
27 - Postbahnhof Berlin
28 - Kleiner Elserhalle Munich
29 - Rohstofflager Zurich
30 - Rolling Stone Milan

December:
2 - Apollo Barcelona
3 - Heineken Madrid
5 - Laiterie Strasbourg
6 - Grand Mix Lille
8 - Coliseum Coventry
9 - Old Fruit Market Brighton
10 - UEA Norwich
12 - Mandella Hall Belfast
13 - Ambassador Theatre Dublin
15 - Babl Tel Aviv
29 - The Hi-Fi Melbourne
30 - The Falls Festival Lorne, Victoria
31 - The Falls Festival Marion Bay, Tasmania

January:
2 - The Metro Sydney
3 - The Arena Brisbane
5 - Southbound Festival Busselton, Western Australia

BRMC's website
BRMC's @ Myspace

Monday, October 22, 2007

Augustana: Tour Dates

October:
25 - Ogden Theater Denver, Colorado
26 - Uptown Theater Kansas City, Missouri
29 - House of Blues Chicago, Illinois
30 - House of Blues Chicago, Illinois

November:
1 - Kool Haus Toronto, Ontario
2 - Clutch Cargo's Pontiac, Michigan
3 - Newport Music Hall Columbus, Ohio
5 - Webster Hall New York, New York
6 - Highline Ballroom New York, New York
8 - Palladium Worcester, Massachusetts
9 - Palladium Worcester, Massachusetts
10 - House of Blues Atlantic City, New Jersey
12 - Electric Factory Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
13 - Electric Factory Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
14 - Blender Theater at Gramercy New York, New York

Augustana's webpage
Augustana @ Myspace

Mary Gauthier: Tour Dates

October 2007
19 - Charlotte, NC - The Evening Muse
20 - Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
21 - Alexandria, VA - The Birchmere
23 - Ashland, VA - Ashland Coffee & Tea
24 - Charlottesville, VA - Gravity Lounge
25 - Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live
26 - Annapolis, MD - Ram's Head
27 - Norfolk, VA - Kaufman Theater
29 - Cambridge, MA - Club Passim
30 - Northampton, MA - Iron Horse Music Hall

November 2007
1, 2 - New York, NY - Joe's Pub
3 - Harrisburg, PA - Whitaker Underground
5 - Ann Arbor, MI - The Ark
6, 7 - Chicago, IL - Schuba's Tavern
8 - Cedar Rapids, IA - CSPS
9 - Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon
11 - Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center
13 - Lawrence, KS - Bottleneck
14 - Columbia, MO - Mojo's
15 - St. Louis, MO - Blueberry Hill
16 - Nashville, TN - Belcourt Theatre

December 2007
1 - Pittsburgh, PA - Club Cafe
2 - Charleston, WV - Mountain Stage/Cultural Center Theatre
3 - Lexington, KY - Kentucky Theater

Mary Gauthier's webpage
Mary Gauthier @ Myspace

MJTV: Tegan & Sara - The Con

New vid for the title track from the twins' latest. Great song, but the video doesn't make a lot sense...



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The Money Shot: Feist, Banhart, Smiths' Reunion, Kid Rock, Death Cab, Bruce, Rock Sellouts...

Today's headlines...

U.S. Customs Clears Chris Walla's Hard Drive (Pitchfork)
MS: "We followed standard operating procedure...and when you start talking about...Guantánamo Bay [as Walla did in his blog post], you get my ire up. I go on Google News, and I see 125 different news stories out there with the headline 'Homeland Security Seizes Musician's Music', and it strikes me as unfair. And I will be spending the rest of the day trying to contact those people-- The Associated Press, the record company [Barsuk], and Mr. Walla-- to ask them if they can set the record straight."


How to Calculate Musical Sellouts (Washington Post)
MS: There is no longer even a debate, let alone a stigma. "If you did an advert, you were a sellout," notes Billboard Executive Editor Tamara Conniff. "The Rolling Stones broke that when they allowed the use of 'Start Me Up' for the Windows campaign. Though there was an initial backlash, it suddenly made it okay for bands of integrity to do commercials. Now, it's almost as if as an artist you don't have a corporate partner [or] commercial, you've not really arrived."


What Springsteen Can Teach CEOs (US News)
MS: There's been a lot of hype about Springsteen reuniting with his famed E Street Band for the first tour since 2003, but come on—Springsteen, the man, is the draw, pure and simple. Still, this is one maestro who spreads the glory across the stage. Not once during the show does a spotlight shine on Springsteen alone. He continually calls out "Steve," "Clarence," and the other band members. And when they bow at the end, they bow together. It's a pretty neat marketing trick to create a cult of personality around somebody known for humility. Quick—can anyone name a CEO able to pull that off?


A Place to Bury Strangers Shut Down by Cops, Tour (Pitchfork)
MS: "Six policemen stormed A Place to Bury Strangers' set at Loisaida after just two songs following noise complaints from local tenants. The promoter, Vacancy Records' Louise Fenton, was escorted by the officers toward the back of the building to have a word." [See photo above]

Fenton somehow convinced the cops to allow the band one more song, so APTBS did "Ocean", the epic closing track from their self-titled album. "Police officers then reported back to their dispatch to say they were in the process of shutting the event down, but that they were letting the band finish their song first, because, (directly quoted from the officer): 'This band is sick.'"


Johnny Marr: 'The Smiths might reunite.' (NME)
MS: He added: "It's no biggy. Maybe we will in 10 or 15 years time when we all need to for whatever reasons, but right now Morrissey is doing his thing and I'm doing mine, so that's the answer really."


Kid Rock Arrested For Assault After Waffle House Scuffle (MTV)
MS: "He and five members of his entourage were involved in a fight with a male customer inside the Waffle House," DeKalb County Police Department spokeswoman Mekka Parish told AP. "It escalated to a physical altercation between Kid Rock and that male customer, and moved outside to the parking lot."


Interview: Devendra Banhart (Pitchfork)
MS: I didn't start out playing with a booking agent, and a label, and a band. I started off playing through calling people on payphones, then waiting by the payphone to see if I could platy. Having my guitar, playing half of the set aquarelle and not getting paid. I've been charged to play before. Oh, we didn't make enough from the liquor. Do you have 40 bucks, man? I've been in that position, when nobody knows anything. I still managed to sell a couple of demos, but it isn't like I've always had all of these things.


Canadian singer's career goes into fast-forward after iPod ad (USA Today)
MS: "It was a case of having that video I made with my friends be seen instead of rolling the dice in the hopes that someday, someone might play it on one of those channels that plays five videos and a lot of reality television shows." The single-camera production number features four dozen dancers. "It was like being in kindergarten, but with all the knowledge of what you've grown up to decide you wanted to do with your life," Feist, 31, says. "We were just running around a gymnasium, making shapes together."

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Canadian All-time Top 100 Includes Arcade Fire, Neil, Sloan...

Canadian journalist Bob Mersereau decided to write a book on the top 100 Canadian records of all time. If you're like me, you might be asking why?

"There really isn’t a good reference for Canadian albums. You look at the Rolling Stone book, and there’s Neil, Joni, Leonard (Cohen), the Band and Alanis, and that’s it. And there’s so many more that only we get, as Canadians. Outside of Canada, Gordon Lightfoot gets trashed as this MOR singer, and they don’t get why we’d want to hear someone sing about pussy willows, cattails, soft winds and roses."
Here's the top 20...

1. Harvest, Neil Young (Reprise, 1972)
2. Blue, Joni Mitchell (Reprise, 1970)
3. After the Gold Rush, Neil Young (Reprise, 1970)
4. Music From Big Pink, The Band (Capitol, 1968)
5. Fully Completely, The Tragically Hip (MCA, 1992)
6. Jagged Little Pill, Alanis Morisette (Maverick, 1995)
7. The Band, The Band (Capitol, 1969)
8. Funeral, Arcade Fire (Merge, 2004)
9. Moving Pictures, Rush (Anthem, 1981)
10. American Woman, The Guess Who (RCA, 1970)
11. Songs of Leonard Cohen, Leonard Cohen (Columbia, 1967)
12. Reckless, Bryan Adams (A&M, 1984)
13. Five Days in July, Blue Rodeo (Warner, 1993)
14. Twice Removed, Sloan (Geffen, 1994)
15. Up To Here, The Tragically Hip (MCA, 1989)
16. Everybody Knows This is Nowhere, Neil Young with Crazy Horse (Reprise, 1969)
17. 2112, Rush (Mercury 1976)
18. Court and Spark, Joni Mitchell (Asylum, 1974)
19. Whale Music, Rheostatics (Sire, 1992)
20. Acadie, Daniel Lanois (Opal, 1989)

I'll sign off on Neil Young and Arcade Fire, but this may be the only time that Rush ever makes its way onto this blog in a positive way. For the record, I'm surprised there's no Cowboy Junkies...

Aimee Mann: Tour Dates

I think these are all holiday/xmas shows...

November
Nov 29 - Belly Up San Diego, California
Nov 30 - El Rey Los Angeles, California

December
Dec 2 - Bimbo’s San Francisco, California
Dec 3 - Bimbo’s San Francisco, California
Dec 5 - Aladdin Theater Portland, Oregon
Dec 7 - Wheeler Opera House Aspen, Colorado
Dec 8 - Boulder Theater Boulder, Colorado
Dec 10 - Guthrie Theater Minneapolis, Minnesota
Dec 11 - Vic Theatre Chicago, Illinois
Dec 12 - Michigan Theater Ann Arbor, Michigan
Dec 14 - Grand Ballroom New York, New York
Dec 15 - Tarrytown Music Hall Tarrytown, New York
Dec 16 - Berklee Performance Center Boston, Massachusetts
Dec 17 - The Birchmere Alexandria, Virginia
Dec 18 - The Birchmere Alexandria, Virginia

Live Daily: Aimee Mann back on the holiday trail
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Alejandro Escovedo: Tour Dates

New tour dates from the legendary rocker...

November:

2 - Beverly Arts Center Chicago, Illinois
3 - Kalamazoo Valley Community College Kalamazoo, Michigan
6 - The Continental Club Austin, Texas
12 - The Nightlight Bellingham, Washington
14 - The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts Eugene, Oregon
16 - Tractor Tavern Seattle, Washington
17 - Pat’s Pub Vancouver, British Columbia
18 - Aladdin Theatre Portland, Oregon
20 - The Continental Club Austin, Texas
28 - Higher Ground South Burlington, Vermont
29 - Music Hall Of Williamsburg Brooklyn, New York
30 - The Barns at Wolf Trap Vienna, Virginia

December

1 - Ram's Head On Stage Annapolis, Maryland
2 - Gravity Lounge Charlottesville, Virginia
4 - Bocellis On The Canal Bellows Falls, Vermont
5 - Stanhope House Stanhope, New Jersey
6 - Tupelo Music Hall Londonderry, New Hampshire
7 - World Cafe Live Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
8 - Carnegie Lecture Hall Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
11 - The Continental Club Austin, Texas
18 - The Continental Club Austin, Texas
27 - Narrows Center for the Arts Fall River, Massachusetts
28 - Iron Horse Northampton, Massachusetts

Alejandro Escovedo @ Wikipedia
Alejandro Escovedo @ Myspace

Tivo Alert

This week's late night musical highlights...

Monday - Bright Eyes (Leno), Ferraby Lionheart (Late Late Show), Andrew Bird (Conan), Ben Kweller (Carson Daly)
Tuesday - Editors (Leno)
Wednesday - Paolo Nutini (Leno), Paolo Nutini (Carson Daly)
Thursday - Chris Cornell (Leno), The Mooney Suzuki (Conan), Peter Bjorn & John (Carson Daly), Interpol (Kimmel)
Friday - Cary Brothers (Late Late Show), Rooney (Conan), Ingrid Michaelson (Carson Daly)

Friday, October 19, 2007

Nada Surf: Tour Dates

Oct 18 2007 8:00P Birdys Indianapolis, Indiana
Oct 19 2007 8:00P Schubas Chicago, Illinois
Oct 20 2007 4:00P Apple Store Chicago, Illinois
Oct 20 2007 8:00P Schubas--Sold out!! Chicago, Illinois
Oct 22 2007 8:00P Gargoyle Club St. Louis, Missouri
Oct 23 2007 8:00P Exit Inn Nashville, Tennessee
Oct 24 2007 8:00P Bottletree Birmingham, Alabama
Oct 25 2007 8:00P Rion Ballroom--University of Florida Gainesville, Florida
Oct 26 2007 8:00P State Theatre Tampa, Florida
Oct 27 2007 8:00P Cafe Eleven St. Augustine, Florida
Oct 29 2007 8:00P 40 Watt Club Athens, Georgia
Oct 30 2007 8:00P Orange Peel Asheville, North Carolina
Oct 31 2007 8:00P Cats Cradle Carrboro, North Carolina
Nov 1 2007 8:00P Satellite Ballroom Charlottesville, Virginia
Nov 2 2007 8:00P 8 x 10 Baltimore, Maryland
Nov 30 2007 8:00P Matrix Bochum
Dec 1 2007 8:00P Forum Bielefeld
Jan 30 2008 8:00P The Triple Door Seattle, Washington
Jan 31 2008 8:00P Doug Fir Lounge Portland, Oregon
Feb 2 2008 8:00P Swedish American Hall San Francisco, California
Feb 7 2008 8:00P Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, New York
Feb 8 2008 8:00P Bowery Ballroom New York, New York