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Thursday, December 20, 2007

Happy Holidays from Musical Justice!

Hey gang...

This one's been a tough year, with the internet radio royalty issues calling into question whether we'd be able to afford to continue. But as 2008 comes into view on the horizon, I think it's going to be a great year with a lot of new listeners, new ideas and new music.

Posts have been a bit sparse around here lately and I'm not sure how much I'll be posting to close out the year... not a lot of news these days. Don't be surprised if a stray post pops up, but don't be surprised if it's radio silence until January 2nd either.

Finally, thanks to everyone out there that stops by the blog or listens to the stations. You are the reason I do this and I hope that you'll continue to enjoy the music we share here.

All the best to you, your friends and family for this holiday season. I hope that 2008 is a peaceful and rewarding one for all of us.

Happy holidays,
Jeff

Monday, December 10, 2007

MJTV: Bishop Allen - Click, Click, Click, Click

Cool, clever new clip for the latest earworm that has burrowed into my brain...



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Rocky Votolato - Tour Dates

European dates for the Seattle indie folkie...

February:
Mon 02/11/08 Berlin, GER Bassy
Tue 02/12/08 Cologne, GER Metropolis Cinema
Wed 02/13/08 Munster, GER Gleis 22
Thu 02/14/08 Bremen, GER Romer
Fri 02/15/08 Erlangen, GER E-Werk
Sat 02/16/08 Munich, GER Orangehouse
Sun 02/17/08 Vienna, AUT B72
Mon 02/18/08 Zurich, SWI Hafenkneipe
Tue 02/19/08 Karlsruhe, GER Nun Cafe
Wed 02/20/08 Paris, FRA Main D'Oeuvre
Thu 02/21/08 Antwerp, BEL Trix
Fri 02/22/08 Giessen, GER Muk
Sat 02/23/08 Braunschweig, GER Cafe Nexus
Sun 02/24/08 Rotterdam, NET Rotown

Rocky Votolato's website
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Dean & Britta - Tour Dates

Tour dates for the Luna alums...

February:
Thu 02/07/08 Boston, MA Remis Aud. @ Museum Of Fine Arts
Fri 02/08/08 Montreal, QC Cabaret Du Musee Juste Pour Rire
Sat 02/09/08 Toronto, ON The Mod Club Theatre
Sun 02/10/08 Chicago, IL Lakeshore Theater
Mon 02/11/08 Minneapolis, MN Cedar Cultural Center
Thu 02/14/08 Vancouver, BC Richard's On Richards Cabaret
Fri 02/15/08 Seattle, WA The Triple Door
Sat 02/16/08 Portland, OR Aladdin Theater
Mon 02/18/08 San Francisco, CA Yoshi's SF
Tue 02/19/08 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre
Wed 02/20/08 Tucson, AZ Club Congress
Fri 02/22/08 Marfa, TX Ballroom
Sat 02/23/08 Austin, TX Cactus Cafe
Mon 02/25/08 Decatur, GA Eddie's Attic
Tue 02/26/08 Carrboro, NC Cat's Cradle
Wed 02/27/08 Washington, DC Black Cat
Thu 02/28/08 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda's
Fri 02/29/08 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall Of Williamsburg

March:
Sat 03/01/08 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom

Dean & Britta's website
Dean & Britta @ Myspace

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Super Furry Animals - Tour Dates

Dates in support of Hey Venus!

January:
23 - Hoboken, NJ Maxwell's
25 - Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
26 - Philadelphia, PA Starlight Ballroom
27 - Washington, DC 9:30 Club
29 - Carrboro, NC Cat's Cradle
30 - Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse
31 - New Orleans, LA The Republic

February:
1 - Dallas, TX Granada Theatre
2 - Austin, TX Emo's
5 - Tucson, AZ Club Congress
6 - Solona Beach, CA Belly Up
8 - Los Angeles, CA Echoplex
9 - San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
11 - Portland, OR Doug Fir
12 - Seattle, WA Neumo's
15 - Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theatre
16 - Chicago, IL Metro
17 - Detroit, MI Magic Stick
18 - Buffalo, NY Tralf Music Hall
20 - Toronto, ONT Mod Club
21 - Montreal, QUE Cabaret Music Hall
22 - Ithaca, NY Cornell University
23 - Boston, NY The Paradise
25 - New York, NY Bowery Ballroom

Super Furry Animals' website
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Thursday, December 06, 2007

MJTV: Ryan Adams and the Cardinals - Follow The Lights

The title track of Ryan Adams' latest EP...



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Queens of the Stone Age - Tour Dates

QOTSA adds a slew of European dates...

December:
Sat 12/15/07 La Jolla, CA RIMAC Arena
Mon 12/17/07 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
Tue 12/18/07 Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre
Thu 12/20/07 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theatre
Fri 12/21/07 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theatre

February:
Tue 02/05/08 Dublin, IRE Ambassador Theatre
Wed 02/06/08 Dublin, IRE Ambassador Theatre
Sat 02/09/08 Edinburgh, UK Edinburgh Corn Exchange
Sun 02/10/08 Leeds, UK Leeds University
Mon 02/11/08 London, UK Carling Apollo Hammersmith
Tue 02/12/08 Southampton, UK Guildhall
Thu 02/14/08 Nantes, FRA La Trocardiere
Fri 02/15/08 Madrid, SPA Riviera
Sat 02/16/08 Barcelona, SPA Razzmatazz
Mon 02/18/08 Bologna, ITA Estragon
Tue 02/19/08 Winterthur, SWI Eulachhalle Winterthur
Wed 02/20/08 Munich, GER Tonhalle
Thu 02/21/08 Vienna, AUT Gasometer
Sat 02/23/08 Hamburg, GER Grosse Freiheit 36
Sun 02/24/08 Copenhagen, DEN KB Hallen
Mon 02/25/08 Stockholm, SWE Annexet
Tue 02/26/08 Oslo, NOR Oslo Spektrum Arena ANS
Thu 02/28/08 Amsterdam, NET Heineken Music Hall
Fri 02/29/08 Paris, FRA Zenith Paris

March:
Sat 03/01/08 Luxembourg, LUX Den Atelier
Sun 03/02/08 Merksem, BEL Lotto Arena
Sat 03/29/08 Sydney, AUS Centennial Park
Sun 03/30/08 Gold Coast, AUS Avica Resort

April:
Sat 04/05/08 Melbourne, AUS Melbourne Showground
Sun 04/06/08 Perth, AUS The Esplanade

QotSA's Website
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Billy Bragg - Tour Dates

The UK punk folkie heads down under...

January:
Fri 01/18/08 Auckland, NZ Mt Smart Stadium
Sun 01/20/08 Gold Coast, AUS Parklands
Fri 01/25/08 Sydney, AUS Olympic Park Showgrounds
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

Billy Bragg's website
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Wednesday, December 05, 2007

The Money Shot: Q Praises 'Bible', NME Brags About Its' Ignorance and Lily Allen Calls Self 'Fat & Ugly' and No One Argues...

Lily Allen calls herself 'short, fat and ugly' (NME)
MS: "I felt like, 'Oh God, I'm short, fat, ugly...and I hate all these people who flaunt their beauty'.

"Ever since a kid I've felt like I'm possibly the uncoolest, naffest person ever to walk the earth. But I feel great at the moment. I actually don't have one bad thing to say about anything."


I abhor racism, and apologise - for speaking to NME (Morrissey @ The Guardian)
MS: I do not mean to be rude to Tim Jonze, but when I first caught sight of him I assumed that someone had brought their child along to the interview. The runny nose told the whole story. Conor had assured that Tim was their best writer. Talking behind his hands and in endless fidget, Tim accepted every answer I gave him with a schoolgirl giggle, and repeatedly asked me if I was shocked at how little he actually knew about music. I told him that, yes, I was shocked. It was difficult for me to believe that the best writer from the "new" NME had never heard of the song Drive-in Saturday; I explained that it was by David Bowie, and Tim replied "oh, I don't know anything about David Bowie." I wondered how it could be so - how the quality of music journalism in England could have fallen so low that the prime 'new' NME writer knew nothing of David Bowie, an artist to whom most relevant British artists are indebted, and one who singlehandedly changed British culture - musically and otherwise.


Q's Best-Of 2007 List Worships Neon Bible (Stereogum)
MS: 10 Rufus Wainwright - Release the Stars
09 The Hold Steady - Boys and Girls in America 08 The Shins - Wincing the Night Away
07 Kings of Leon - Because of the Times 06 Bruce Springsteen - Magic
05 The Good, The Bad & The Queen - The Good, The Bad & The Queen
04 Radiohead - In Rainbows
03 Arctic Monkeys - Favourite Worst Nightmare
02 The White Stripes - Icky Thump
01 Arcade Fire - Neon Bible

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Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band - Tour Dates

The E Street Band's on the road through mid '08...

December:
Sat 12/08/07 Copenhagen, DEN Forum
Mon 12/10/07 Stockholm, SWE Stockholm Globe Arena
Wed 12/12/07 Merksem, BEL Sportpaleis Antwerpen
Thu 12/13/07 Cologne, GER Cologne Arena
Sat 12/15/07 Belfast, UK Odyssey Arena
Mon 12/17/07 Paris, FRA Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
Wed 12/19/07 London, UK O2 Arena

February:
Thu 02/28/08 Hartford, CT Hartford Civic Center Coliseum
Sun 03/02/08 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
Mon 03/03/08 Hamilton, ON Copps Coliseum
Thu 03/06/08 Rochester, NY Blue Cross Arena
Fri 03/07/08 Buffalo, NY HSBC Arena
Mon 03/10/08 Uniondale, NY Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Fri 03/14/08 Omaha, NE Qwest Center Omaha
Sun 03/16/08 Saint Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
Mon 03/17/08 Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center
Thu 03/20/08 Indianapolis, IN Conseco Fieldhouse
Sat 03/22/08 Cincinnati, OH U.S. Bank Arena
Mon 03/24/08 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
Fri 03/28/08 Portland, OR Rose Garden Arena
Sat 03/29/08 Seattle, WA KeyArena at Seattle Center
Mon 03/31/08 Vancouver, BC General Motors Place

April:
Fri 04/04/08 Sacramento, CA ARCO Arena
Sat 04/05/08 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion At San Jose
Mon 04/07/08 Anaheim, CA Honda Center
Tue 04/08/08 Anaheim, CA Honda Center
Sun 04/13/08 Dallas, TX TBA
Mon 04/14/08 Houston, TX TBA
Fri 04/18/08 Sunrise, FL BankAtlantic Center
Sat 04/19/08 Orlando, FL Amway Arena
Mon 04/21/08 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum
Fri 04/25/08 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
Sun 04/27/08 Charlotte, NC Charlotte Bobcats Arena
Mon 04/28/08 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
Wed 04/30/08 Charlottesville, VA John Paul Jones Arena

May:
Thu 05/22/08 Dublin, IRE RDS Arena
Fri 05/23/08 Dublin, IRE RDS Arena
Sun 05/25/08 Dublin, IRE RDS Arena
Wed 05/28/08 Manchester, UK Old Trafford Stadium
Fri 05/30/08 London, UK Emirates Stadium

June:
Sat 06/14/08 Cardiff, UK Millennium Stadium
Mon 06/16/08 Dusseldorf, GER LTU Arena
Wed 06/18/08 Amsterdam, NET Amsterdam Arena
Sat 06/21/08 Hamburg, GER HSH Nordbank Arena
Wed 06/25/08 Milan, ITA San Siro
Fri 06/27/08 Paris, FRA Parc Des Princes
Sun 06/29/08 Copenhagen, DEN Parken National Stadium Denmark

July:
Fri 07/04/08 Goteborg, SWE Ullevi Stadium
Sat 07/05/08 Goteborg, SWE Ullevi Stadium
Mon 07/07/08 Oslo, NOR Vallehovin Stadium
Fri 07/11/08 Helsinki, FIN Olympic Stadium
Sat 07/19/08 Barcelona, SPA Camp Nou
Sun 07/20/08 Barcelona, SPA Camp Nou

Springsteen's website
Springsteen @ Myspace

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Radiohead - Tour Dates

More detail on the In Rainbows tour...

June:
Sat 06/07/08 Dublin, IRE Malahide Castle
Mon 06/09/08 Paris, FRA Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
Tue 06/10/08 Paris, FRA Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
Thu 06/12/08 Barcelona, SPA Barcelona Forum
Sat 06/14/08 Nimes, FRA Arenes
Wed 06/18/08 Milan, ITA Arena Civico
Fri 06/20/08 Neuhausen o.E., GER Southside Festival
Sun 06/22/08 Scheessel, GER Hurricane Festival
Tue 06/24/08 London, UK Victoria Park
Wed 06/25/08 London, UK Victoria Park
Fri 06/27/08 Glasgow, UK Glasgow Green
Sun 06/29/08 Manchester, UK Lancashire County Cricket Ground

July:
Tue 07/01/08 Amsterdam, NET Westerpark
Thu 07/03/08 Roskilde, DEN Festival Grounds
Tue 07/08/08 Berlin, GER Wuhlheide

Radiohead's website

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The Money Shot: Record Companies Trying To Shake Down AM/FM and Ticket Resellers and Your Illegal MP3 Blog Might Be Illegal...

Today's headlines...

MP3 Blogs Offer File Sharing Even the RIAA Could Love (Wired)
MS: The RIAA declined to comment for this story, but the publisher of one MP3 aggregator, who asked to remain anonymous, says music labels have been extremely cooperative. This blogger monitors more than 3,000 music blogs daily, providing links to files that have been uploaded to various music lockers. And no, the blogger has never been asked by a label to take a link down.

"Actually, we've been contacted by labels, promo agencies and even musicians and bands to help promote them. Which we've done, free of charge," the blogger wrote by email.


Reverse payola: Group pushing radio stations to pay performers (Pittsburgh Post Gazette)
MS: "The giant record companies have not adapted to the times and have seen their revenues shrinking because they didn't make music available on a digital basis. Instead of adapting their business model, they've spent the last few years suing college kids and grandmothers'' over illegal downloads of online music. "Now they see radio stations as an opportunity to make up the losses that are the result of really bad business decisions on their part."


Music group seeks share in concert ticket re-sales (Reuters)
MS: "What they are saying here is no different to (saying) that if you had a used Ford car you should pay Ford a tax when you sold it," he told Reuters. "If I have a Harry Potter book to re-sell, do I pay J.K. Rowling twice?"


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MJTV: Hot Chip - Ready For The Floor

Trippy vid for the lead track from the upcoming Made In The Dark...



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Morrissey - Tour Dates

Adding a string of London dates early next year...

January:
Wed 01/16/08 Clermont, FRA Cooperative De Mai
Fri 01/18/08 Strasbourg, FRA La Laiterie
Sat 01/19/08 Lille, FRA Aeronef
Mon 01/21/08 London, UK Roundhouse
Tue 01/22/08 London, UK Roundhouse
Wed 01/23/08 London, UK Roundhouse
Fri 01/25/08 London, UK Roundhouse
Sat 01/26/08 London, UK Roundhouse
Sun 01/27/08 London, UK Roundhouse

Morrissey's webpage
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Jason Isbell - Tour Dates

New dates for the singer/guitarist...

December:
Thu 12/27/07 Huntsville, AL Crossroads
Fri 12/28/07 Birmingham, AL WorkPlay Theatre
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:
Wed 01/16/08 Memphis, TN Hi-Tone
Thu 01/17/08 Little Rock, AR Sticky Fingerz Chicken Shack
Fri 01/18/08 Dallas, TX Granada Theater
Sat 01/19/08 Austin, TX Antone's
Tue 01/22/08 Tucson, AZ Club Congress
Wed 01/23/08 San Diego, CA The Casbah
Sat 01/26/08 San Francisco, CA Slim's
Wed 01/30/08 Portland, OR Mission Theater
Thu 01/31/08 Seattle, WA Tractor Tavern

February:
Fri 02/01/08 Boise, ID Neurolux
Sat 02/02/08 Park City, UT Suede
Mon 02/04/08 Boulder, CO Fox Theatre
Wed 02/06/08 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theatre
Thu 02/07/08 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon
Fri 02/08/08 Chicago, IL Double Door
Sat 02/09/08 Indianapolis, IN The Music Mill
Wed 02/20/08 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
Fri 02/22/08 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
Thu 02/28/08 Knoxville, TN Blue Cats

March:
Sat 03/01/08 Nashville, TN Cannery Ballroom

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Tuesday, December 04, 2007

The Money Shot: Little Steven Takes Kids to School, Cat Power Conjures While U2 Tries to Blot Out Dublin Sun...

More headlines...

Wonder Woman (The New Yorker)
MS: But “The Covers Record” consisted almost entirely of songs by other people, and, with one exception (the folk song “Salty Dog,” in which Matt Sweeney played the guitar), Marshall sang and played—the piano and the guitar—unaccompanied. Something, probably cigarettes, had rubbed some texture into her voice, and she had learned how to manipulate her breathy middle range. She had found the place, between an incantation and a whisper, where her voice wanted to settle, and revealed herself to be a conjurer, like Nina Simone and Patti Smith: someone who could bring a song home, not through force but by teasing and delaying words, and by resisting standard line readings. Marshall is expert at singing painful lines as if she can’t feel a thing, and at crying out seemingly benign lines as if she’s being lanced.


E Street band's 'Little Steven' develops rock curriculum for schools (NME)
MS: Entitled 'Little Steven's Rock and Roll High School', the course will provide free materials, including teacher guidelines, lesson plans, DVDs and CDs, to help teachers to bring rock and roll history to life in their classrooms in middle schools and high schools.


Building plans give U2 hometown blues (The Guardian)
MS: "Our biggest concern is that the U2 Tower will stick out of the skyline from parts of Georgian Dublin like Merrion Square. It could potentially be an incongruous blot on the skyline on the south side of the city,"


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Suzanne Vega - Tour Dates

The Manhatten singer-songwriter-blogger on the road...

December:
Tue 12/04/07 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live!
Wed 12/05/07 Sellersville, PA Sellersville Theater 1894
Fri 12/07/07 Albany, NY The Egg
Sat 12/08/07 Londonderry, NH Tupelo Music Hall
Sun 12/09/07 Portland, ME State Street Church

January:
Sat 01/19/08 Singapore, SIN The Esplanade
Tue 01/22/08 Osaka, JPN Club Quattro
Wed 01/23/08 Nagoya, JPN Club Quattro
Thu 01/24/08 Tokyo, JPN Tokyo International Forum
Sun 01/27/08 Gold Coast, AUS Jupiter Casino
Wed 01/30/08 Pyrmont, AUS Star City Lyric Theatre

February:
Fri 02/01/08 Melbourne, AUS Crown Entertainment Complex
Tue 02/05/08 Perth, AUS Burswood Theatre

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James McMurtry - Tour Dates

New '08 dates for the Texas singer-songwriter...

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'
Sat 12/29/07 Chicago, IL Martyrs'

January:
Wed 01/16/08 Fort Worth, TX White Elephant Saloon
Thu 01/17/08 Fayetteville, AR George's Majestic Lounge
Fri 01/18/08 Saint Louis, MO Blueberry Hill's Duck Room
Sat 01/19/08 Champaign, IL High Dive
Sun 01/20/08 Nashville, TN 3rd & Lindsley
Tue 01/22/08 Chattanooga, TN Rhythm & Brews
Wed 01/23/08 Huntsville, AL Crossroads
Thu 01/24/08 Tuscaloosa, AL Chuck's Fish
Fri 01/25/08 Oxford, MS Proud Larry's
Sat 01/26/08 Lafayette, LA Blue Moon Saloon & Guest House

James McMurtry's website
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The Money Shot: Play It Again (and Again) Sam, Uncut Loves 'North American Scum', & Getting Drunk on Maximo Park...

Today's headlines...

Maximo Park launch their own beer (NME)
MS: "So many amazing things have happened for our band in a short space of time and to have our image emblazoned on a Brown label is another addition to that list.

"It would be great for our band to be as synonymous with Newcastle as the mighty Brown Ale, and it's both amusing and an honour to be able to deface the label in this manner!"


Uncut Names LCD Soundsytem As 2007's Finest (Stereogum)
MS: 10 Klaxons - Myths Of The Near Future
09 Radiohead - In Rainbows
08 The White Stripes - Icky Thump
07 The Hold Steady - Boys and Girls in America
06 Robert Wyatt - Comicopera
05 Wilco - Sky Blue Sky
04 Robert Plant and Alison Krauss - Raising Sand
03 PJ Harvey - White Chalk
02 Arctic Monkeys - Favourite Worst Nightmare
01 LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver


Radio’s Newest Strategy: Play a Hit, Again and Again (NY Times)
MS: “There’s a very limited window. If they’re going to listen 15 minutes a day, you want to make sure they hear their favorite song in that 15 minutes. It’s really the fast-paced life style that we all live.”


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MJTV: The Maccabees - Toothpaste Kisses

The next single from Colour It In...



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Band of Horses - Tour Dates

A bunch of new dates for the Seattle band...

December:
Fri 12/28/07 Atlanta, GA The EARL
Sat 12/29/07 Atlanta, GA The EARL
Mon 12/31/07 Atlanta, GA The EARL

January:
Sun 01/20/08 Charleston, SC Music Farm
Mon 01/21/08 Norfolk, VA NorVa
Tue 01/22/08 Philadelphia, PA The Fillmore - TLA
Wed 01/23/08 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
Thu 01/24/08 State College, PA State Theatre
Fri 01/25/08 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom & Tavern
Sat 01/26/08 Louisville, KY Headliners Music Hall
Sun 01/27/08 Newport, KY Southgate House
Tue 01/29/08 Nashville, TN Exit / In
Wed 01/30/08 Memphis, TN Hi-Tone
Thu 01/31/08 Saint Louis, MO Gargoyle @ Washington Univ.

February:
Fri 02/01/08 Norman, OK Meecham Auditorium
Sat 02/02/08 Dallas, TX Palladium Ballroom
Sun 02/03/08 Austin, TX La Zona Rosa
Mon 02/04/08 Baton Rouge, LA Spanish Moon
Wed 02/06/08 Birmingham, AL Bottletree
Thu 02/07/08 Tallahassee, FL The Beta Bar
Sat 02/09/08 Orlando, FL The Social
Sun 02/10/08 Orlando, FL The Social
Tue 02/12/08 Mount Pleasant, SC Village Tavern
Wed 02/20/08 Dublin, IRE Button Factory
Thu 02/21/08 Glasgow, UK ABC
Sat 02/23/08 Birmingham, UK Carling Academy Birmingham
Sun 02/24/08 Manchester, UK Manchester Academy
Mon 02/25/08 Bristol, UK Thekla

Band of Horses' website
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The Walkmen - Tour Dates

Rumours of a new record early in 2008...

January:
Wed 01/16/08 Pittsburgh, PA Diesel Club Lounge
Thu 01/17/08 Pontiac, MI The Crofoot
Fri 01/18/08 Milwaukee, WI Turner's Ballroom
Sat 01/19/08 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon
Sun 01/20/08 Chicago, IL Schubas Tavern
Mon 01/21/08 Saint Louis, MO Blueberry Hill's Duck Room
Tue 01/22/08 Columbus, OH The Basement
Wed 01/23/08 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda's

The Walkmen website
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Monday, December 03, 2007

The Money Shot: Alejandro's Pain, Mick Jones Isn't Punk and Arctic Monkeys = Death Ramps

Clash Legend Mick Jones on His Crazy Fans, His New Album, and Why He Didn't Download ‘In Rainbows’ (New York Magazine)
MS: Do you worry that fans are going to come to your shows expecting to hear punk?

Oh no, I hope not. I hope that if they liked what Tony and I did in the past, hopefully they will be interested in what we’re doing now. It’s really different. We’re older guys. We’ve got lives and stuff. What we write about is how things affect our lives as we are now. We’re not trying to be like young guys prancing around like idiots.


Arctic Monkeys release new songs secretly (NME)
MS: The vinyl, limited to 250 copies, is being sold via Domino's website though the label are not confirming who is behind it, explaining: "Unfortunately, we're not allowed to tell you the true identity of The Death Ramps but needless to say they're a band with A Certain Romance (wink, wink)."


Success the Hard Way: Alejandro Escovedo (Read Express)
MS: "As a songwriter, there's this room. No one enters but me. It's lonely, sometimes painful. The songs you get that are completely illuminated and transcend that room are rare," says Escovedo. "They're a great joy. But I don't want to live there anymore. I want to direct the songwriting away from me."


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MJTV: The Raveonettes - Dead Sound

First video from Lust, Lust, Lust



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The Von Bondies - Tour Dates

Upcoming dates in support of the forthcoming Love, Hate & Then There's You...

January:
Wed 01/09/08 Ann Arbor, MI Blind Pig
Thu 01/10/08 Indianapolis, IN The Music Mill
Fri 01/11/08 Chicago, IL Abbey Pub
Sat 01/12/08 Columbus, OH The Basement
Sun 01/13/08 Pittsburgh, PA Diesel Club Lounge
Tue 01/15/08 London, ON Call The Office
Wed 01/16/08 Toronto, ON El Mocambo
Thu 01/17/08 Montreal, QC Cafe Campus
Fri 01/18/08 Burlington, VT Club Metronome
Tue 01/22/08 Allston, MA Great Scott
Wed 01/23/08 New York, NY Blender Theatre At Gramercy
Thu 01/24/08 Philadelphia, PA Grape Street
Fri 01/25/08 Vienna, VA Jammin' Java

February:
Fri 02/01/08 Bielefeld, GER Forum Bielefeld
Sun 02/03/08 Hamburg, GER Molotow
Tue 02/05/08 Copenhagen, DEN VEGA House Of Music
Wed 02/06/08 Oslo, NOR John Dee
Thu 02/07/08 Stockholm, SWE Debaser Medis
Sun 02/10/08 Paris, FRA Le Nouveau Casino
Mon 02/11/08 Milan, ITA Musicdrome
Tue 02/12/08 Zurich, SWI Rohrstofflager
Wed 02/13/08 Amsterdam, NET Melkweg
Sat 02/16/08 Belfast, UK Spring & Airbrake
Sun 02/17/08 Dublin, IRE The Village
Tue 02/19/08 Manchester, UK Night & Day
Wed 02/20/08 Glasgow, UK Stereo
Thu 02/21/08 Leeds, UK The Cockpit
Sat 02/23/08 Nottingham, UK Bodega Social Club
Sun 02/24/08 Bristol, UK Thekla
Mon 02/25/08 Birmingham, UK Carling Academy Birmingham
Tue 02/26/08 London, UK Scala

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Patti Smith - Tour Dates

The legendary New York rock queen closes out 2007 with 3 straight hometown gigs at the Bowery Ballroom...

December:
Fri 12/28/07 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
Sat 12/29/07 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
Sun 12/30/07 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
Mon 12/31/07 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom

January:
Fri 01/18/08 New York, NY Metropolitan Museum of Art

Patti Smith's website
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Sunday, December 02, 2007

The Money Shot: Morrissey's NME Shit, Lily Allen's Crap and M.I.A. says "Dance or U get the F-ck Out!"

The latest headlines...

Lily Allen: 'I'm not quitting music' (NME)
MS: "I talk crap all the time and they [tabloid newspapers] all know it," she said. "So how come this time they didn't get it? Silly people. I am having the best time of my life."


Morrissey to Sue NME Over Immigration Remarks (Pitchfork)
MS: "Although I don't have anything against people from other countries, the higher the influx into England the more the British identity disappears. So the price is enormous. If you travel to Germany, it's still absolutely Germany. If you travel to Sweden, it still has a Swedish identity.

"But travel to England and you have no idea where you are."


M.I.A. Interview (The List)
MS: I wanted to get out of people’s view: to go and spend time learning about myself and trying to be better. Not really technically better, but I just wanted to be better as a human being. And it’s really hard to do that when you make club music. There’s no such thing as a better human being in club music! It’s like, you either dance . . . or you get the fuck out! And I don’t want to be talking about ‘big titties’ and ‘fucking hos’. Dance music needs to be expanded, in terms of subject matter and substance, and that’s what I was trying to do.


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MJTV: Radiohead - Jigsaw Falling Into Place (Thumbs Down Version)

Another cool, low-budget video involving bike helmets...



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Saturday, December 01, 2007

Radiohead - Tour Dates

Almost certainly there will be dates in support of In Rainbows before these mid-2008 shows, but they haven't been announced yet...

June:
Wed 06/18/08 Milan, ITA Arena Civico
Fri 06/20/08 Neuhausen o.E., GER Southside Festival
Sun 06/22/08 Scheessel, GER Hurricane Festival

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