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Friday, February 29, 2008

The Money Shot: Legally Stealing Music, Radiohead's Saving The World and Why There's No Innovation In The Music Industry...

Today's headlines...

Dropping Off The Beat (Forbes)
MS: "If you want to innovate in the music business today ... either you are illegal, in a gray zone or you don’t do it because you don’t get to do what you have to do to please the user," Leonhard said Thursday.

"Everything that’s cool is forbidden," he added, arguing, for instance, that the major labels oppose services that allow users to share music without permission, even though doing so could potentially expand the audience for the music.


How to save the record label (maybe) (CNN Money)
MS: "The kids can steal our music and I can still get paid," says Spank Rock. "God bless RCRD LBL, and God bless the Internet."


Radiohead: 'We won't play Glastonbury because of environmental issues' (NME)
MS: “What we’re trying to do now is only play in areas that have a public transport infrastructure in place,” he told The Sun. “So that rules out Glastonbury for this year. Maybe we can work out a plan for the future. They’re probably sick of the sight of us anyway.”


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MJTV: Beach House - Heart of Chambers

A dreamy track from Devotion which hit stores this week...



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NME Awards: George W. Bush Beats Out Amy Winehouse?

The Shockwaves NME Awards were given out in London yesterday. Here's the winners and nominees:

Best British Band
Winner: Arctic Monkeys
Nominees: Babyshambles, The Cribs, Klaxons, Muse

Best Album
Winner: Klaxons (’Myths Of The Near Future’)
Nominees: Arctic Monkeys (‘Favourite Worst Nightmare’), Babyshambles (‘Shotter’s Nation’), The Enemy (’We’ll Live And Die In These Towns’), Radiohead (‘In Rainbows’)

Best TV Show
Winner: ’The Mighty Boosh’
Nominees: ’Heroes’, ’Never Mind The Buzzcocks’, ’The IT Crowd’, ’Skins’

Best International Band
Winner: The Killers
Nominees: Arcade Fire, Foo Fighters, Kings of Leon, My Chemical Romance.

Best Live Band
Winner: Muse
Nominees: The Cribs, Arctic Monkeys, Kaiser Chiefs, My Chemical Romance

Best New Band
Winner: The Enemy
Nominees: Foals, Joe Lean and the Jing Jang Jong, The Pigeon Detectives, The Wombats

Best Live Event
Winner: Carling Weekend: Reading And Leeds Festival
Nominees: Glastonbury, Muse at Wembley Stadium, T In The Park, V Festival

Philip Hall Radar Award
Winner: Glasvegas

Best Video
Winner: Arctic Monkeys (’Teddy Picker’)
Nominees: Bloc Party (’Flux’), Justice (’D.A.N.C.E.’), Klaxons (’Golden Skans’), My Chemical Romance (‘Teenagers’)

Best Dancefloor Filler
Winner: The Wombats (’Let’s Dance To Joy Division’)
Nominees: Bloc Party (’Flux’, Foals (’Hummer’), Klaxons (’Atlantis To Interzone’), Justice (‘D.A.N.C.E.’).

Best Film
Winner: ’Control’
Nominees: ’Hot Fuzz’, ’Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End’, ’The Simpsons Movie’, ’Superbad’

Best Radio Show
Winner: Zane Lowe (Radio 1)
Nominees: Russell Brand (Radio 2, Chris Moyles (Radio 1), Colin Murray (Radio 1), Jo Whiley (Radio 1).

Best Solo Artist
Winner: Kate Nash
Nominees: Jack Penate, Amy Winehouse, Jamie T, Patrick Wolf

Best Track
Winner: Arctic Monkeys (’Fluorescent Adolescent’)
Nominees: Bloc Party (’Flux’, The Cribs (’Men’s Needs’), Oasis (’Lord Don’t Slow Me Down’), The Wombats (‘Let’s Dance To Joy Division’)

Worst Band
Winner: The Hoosiers
Nominees: Panic At The Disco, 30 Seconds To Mars, My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy

Worst Dressed
Winner: Amy Winehouse
Nominees: Johnny Borrell, Pete Doherty, Mika, Gerard Way

Villain Of The Year
Winner: George W Bush
Nominees: Johnny Borrell, Tony Blair, Amy Winehouse, Gordon Brown

Sexiest Man
Winner: Noel Fielding
Nominees: Julian Barrett, Nicky Wire, Holwin’ Pelle Almqvist, Patrick Wolf

Sexiest Woman
Winner: Kylie Minogue
Nominees: Jenny Lewis, Rihanna, Hayley Williams, Rachael Yamagata

Worst Album
Winner: Britney Spears (’Blackout’)
Nominees: (’1973’), The Hoosiers (’The Trick To Life’), Mika (’Life In Cartoon Motion’, Leona Lewis (’Spirit’)

Hero Of The Year
Winner: Pete Doherty
Nominees: Noel Fielding, Thom Yorke, Ryan Jarman, Matt Bellamy

Best Website
Winner: Facebook
Nominees: Myspace. Bebo, Last.fm, YouTube

Best Music DVD
Winner: Nirvana (’Unplugged In New York’)
Nominees: Babyshambles (’Up The Shambles’), Led Zeppelin (’The Song Remains The Same’), Oasis (’Lord Don’t Slow Me Down’), Amy Winehouse (’You Know I’m Trouble’)

Best Music Blog
Winner: The Modern Age
Nominees: The Hype Machine, Nothing But Green Lights, Spinner, Stereogum

Best Dressed
Winner: Noel Fielding
Nominees: Pete Doherty, Kate Nash, Gerard Way, Alex Turner.

Best Band Blog
Winners: Radiohead
Nominees: Foals, Lily Allen, Lightspeed Champion, The Streets

Best Album Artwork
Winners: The Good, The Bad & The Queen
Nominees: Arctic Monkeys (‘Favourite Worst Nightmare’), The Killers (‘Sawdust’), Kings of Leon (‘Because Of The Times’), Manic Street Preachers (‘Send Away The Tigers’)

Cheap Thrills: Anti- Sampler featuring Bob Mould, Bettye LaVette, The Frames, Nick Cave, Billy Bragg and more...

Check out this new sampler from Anti-

Anti- digital sampler (February '08)

Here's the track listing:

Before The Money Came - Bettye LaVette
Dig Lazarus Dig! - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
El Arbol - Ersi Arvizu
Everyone Deserves Music - Michael
Franti & Spearhead
Falling Slowly - The Frames
From The Corner To
The Block - Galactic
I Keep Faith - Billy Bragg
I Like It, I Love It -
Lyrics Born
Night Windows - The Weakerthans
Our Song - Joe Henry
Real Estate - Cadence Weapon
The Arm 1 - Islands
The Silence Between
Us - Bob Mould
Top Drawer - Man Man
Transliterator - DeVotchKa



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Cheap Thrills: The B-52s - Hot Corner

A free legal download from the hot comeback CD, Funplex (courtesy of Rolling Stone)...

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Tour Dates - Carbon/Silicon

The former Clash and Gen Xers hit the road behind The Last Poet...

March 2008
13 - Austin, TX - Friends (SXSW performance)
19 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre
20 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent
22 - Vancouver, British Columbia - Richard's on Richards
23 - Seattle, WA - Chop Suey
24 - Portland, OR - Lola's Room @ The Crystal Ballroom
27 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theatre
29 - Kansas City, MO - Record Bar
30 - Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theater
31 - Chicago, IL - Double Door

April 2008
2 - Toronto, Ontario - Lee's Palace
4 - New York, NY - The Fillmore NYC @ Irving Plaza
5 - Boston, MA - T.T. the Bear's
6 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
7 - Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live
9 - Cincinnati, OH - 20th Century Theatre
14 - Atlanta, GA - The Loft
15 - Orlando, FL - Social
26 - Indio, CA - Coachella Music and Arts Festival

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Tour Dates - Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

Bruce and the band kick off the 2008 tour...

March:
2 - Montreal, Quebec - Bell Centre
3 - Hamilton, Ontario - Copps Coliseum
6 - Rochester, NY - Blue Cross Arena
7 - Buffalo, NY - HSBC Arena
10 - Hempstead, NY - Nassau Coliseum
14 - Omaha, NE - Qwest Center
16 - St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center
17 - Milwaukee, WI - Bradley Center
20 - Indianapolis, IN - Conseco Fieldhouse
22 - Cincinnati, OH - U.S. Bank Arena
24 - Columbus, OH - Schottenstein Center
28 - Portland, OR - The Rose Garden
29 - Seattle, WA - Key Arena
31 - Vancouver, British Columbia - GM Place

April:
4 - Sacramento, CA - Arco Arena
5 - San Jose, CA - HP Pavilion at San Jose
7 - Anaheim, CA - Honda Center
8 - Anaheim, CA - Honda Center
13 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
14 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center
18 - Sunrise, FL - BankAtlantic Center
19 - Orlando, FL - Amway Arena
21 - Tampa, FL - St. Pete Times Forum
25 - Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
27 - Charlotte, NC - Charlotte Bobcats Arena
28 - Greensboro, NC - Greensboro Coliseum
30 - Charlottesville, VA - John Paul Jones Arena

July:
27, 28, 31 - East Rutherford, NJ - Giants Stadium

August:
30 - Milwaukee, WI - Veterans Park

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Tour Dates - Ray Davies

A handful of solo dates for the former Kinks' frontman...

March:
28 - San Francisco, CA - The Warfield
29 - Los Angeles, CA - Wiltern Theatre

April:
1 - Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre
3 - Toronto, Ontario - Music Hall Theatre
5 - Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theatre
6 - Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre
8 - New York, NY - Beacon Theatre

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MJTV: The Breeders - Cannonball

Vintage track from the reunited band...



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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Cheap Thrills: The Duke Spirit - Lassoo

A free legal download from the band's second CD Neptune (courtesy of SXSW)...

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The Money Shot: EMI's More Focused on Money Than Music, Dylan & Jack White Collaborate with Hank I, and This Just In... Kids Are Downloading Music

The latest news...

More teenagers ignoring CDs, report says (LA Times)
MS: Going to a store and buying a CD is no longer a rite of passage for many teenagers. But illegally downloading a song might be. Last year, 48% of teenagers did not buy a single CD, compared with 38% in 2006. And illegally downloading music continued to grow among teenagers, the report said.


Dylan calls in Jack White to write music for lost Hank lyrics (Prefix Mag)
MS: “[Dylan] came upon, somehow, twenty to twenty-five unfinished songs by Hank Williams -- just the lyrics, no music -- and he started to ask people if they would finish these songs. He did one, asked Willie Nelson to do one, asked me to do one, and I think Lucinda Williams and Alan Jackson are on it, too. I think it might come out this year. It's a cool record.”


EMI's owner derided for company shake-up (Guardian)
MS: "The power and the decision has sat with the A&R man, who is someone who gets up late in the day, listens to lots of music, goes to clubs, spends his time with artists and has a knack of knowing what would sell," Hands said. "What we are doing is taking the power away from the A&R guys and putting it with the suits - the guys who have to work out how to sell music."


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Tour Dates - Elf Power

The band's eighth album, In A Cave, is due in March...

March:
Mon 03/10/08 Hattiesburg, MS Thirsty Hippo
Wed 03/12/08 Austin, TX Spiro's
Sat 03/15/08 Baton Rouge, LA Spanish Moon

April:
Wed 04/02/08 Charleston, SC The Map Room
Thu 04/03/08 Durham, NC Duke Coffeehouse
Fri 04/04/08 Harrisonburg, VA Court Square Theater
Sat 04/05/08 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda's
Sun 04/06/08 Allston, MA Great Scott
Mon 04/07/08 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
Tue 04/08/08 Brooklyn, NY Union Hall
Wed 04/09/08 Oswego, NY SUNY / Oswego
Thu 04/10/08 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop
Fri 04/11/08 Chicago, IL Subterranean
Tue 04/15/08 Seattle, WA High Dive
Wed 04/16/08 Portland, OR Towne Lounge
Fri 04/18/08 San Francisco, CA Bottom Of The Hill
Sat 04/19/08 Los Angeles, CA Spaceland
Mon 04/21/08 San Diego, CA The Casbah
Tue 04/22/08 Tucson, AZ Solar Culture Gallery
Thu 04/24/08 Fort Worth, TX 8.0
Fri 04/25/08 Austin, TX The Mohawk
Sat 04/26/08 Houston, TX The Mink

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MJTV: Son Volt - Catching On (live)

Classic early performance on Austin City Limits...



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Tour Dates - Ocean Colour Scene

New UK dates for the Birmingham band...

April:
Wed 04/02/08 Cork, IRE Savoy Theatre
Fri 04/04/08 Portlaoise, IRE Sky Venue
Sat 04/05/08 Belfast, UK The Limelight
Sun 04/06/08 Letterkenny, IRE The Grill Music Venue
Mon 04/07/08 Galway, IRE Roisin Dubh
Wed 04/09/08 Dublin, IRE Academy
Fri 04/11/08 Folkestone, UK Leas Cliff Hall
Sat 04/12/08 Peterborough, UK The Cresset
Sun 04/13/08 Middlesborough, UK Middlesborough Empire
Mon 04/14/08 York, UK Grand Opera House
Wed 04/16/08 Warrington, Cheshire, UK Parr Hall
Thu 04/17/08 Birmingham, UK Birmingham Town Hall
Fri 04/18/08 Bournemouth, UK Opera House

Ocean Colour Scene's website
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MJTV: Kevin Drew - Lucky Ones

New video from Broken Social Scene Presents: Kevin Drew, "Spirit If.."



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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Cheap Thrills: Nicole Atkins - Maybe Tonight

A free legal download from Neptune City (courtesy of SXSW)...

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The Money Shot: Radiohead's Big Ask, Apple Goes Number Two and Someone Finally Tells Maxim You Have To Listen To The CDs BEFORE You Review 'Em...

Today's news...

Maxim apologizes for Black Crowes review (AP)
MS: The review in Maxim's March issue gives the Crowes' "Warpaint" a rating of two-and-a-half stars out of five. The band posted an exasperated statement on their Web site last week, saying the Maxim writer hadn't heard the entire album because advance copies weren't available. The Crowes' manager, Pete Angelus, said the magazine explained that its review was an "educated guess."


Radiohead back climate change initiative (NME)
MS: With reference to the importance of the project, Yorke says: “We will never wake from the nightmare of climate change unless our national governments and the European Union act. They are the only ones who can put the structures in place that will help us tackle climate change.

“That is why we are launching The Big Ask in 17 countries across Europe. By committing to annual cuts in our emissions at a national and European level we can play our part in tackling climate change, and set an example for the rest of world to follow.”


Apple beats Best Buy, Target in music sales; only behind Wal-Mart (Beta News)
MS: "The more interesting number is the 50 million customers, that's 50 million folks who have given Apple their credit card information and are buying stuff from them,"


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Tour Dates - Matthew Ryan

The scoop is that this will be a full band tour in support of the upcoming MRVSS...

May:
Thu 05/01/08 Asheville, NC Grey Eagle
Fri 05/02/08 Decatur, GA Eddie's Attic
Sat 05/03/08 Charlotte, NC Evening Muse
Sun 05/04/08 Raleigh, NC Berkeley Cafe
Tue 05/06/08 Arlington, VA IOTA Club & Cafe
Wed 05/07/08 New York, NY Living Room
Thu 05/08/08 Philadelphia, PA World Cafe Live
Fri 05/09/08 Bridgewater Farms, PA Thursdays
Sat 05/10/08 Indianapolis, IN Sam's Saloon
Tue 05/13/08 Chicago, IL Schubas Tavern
Sat 05/17/08 Nashville, TN The Mercy Lounge

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Tour Dates - Vampire Weekend

Extending the tour into May with UK dates...

February:
Wed 02/27/08 Manchester, UK Manchester Academy
Thu 02/28/08 Glasgow, UK Classic Grand

March:
Thu 03/06/08 Orlando, FL The Social
Fri 03/07/08 Big Cypress, FL Big Cypress Seminole Reservation
Sat 03/08/08 Saint Augustine, FL Cafe Eleven
Sun 03/09/08 Atlanta, GA The EARL
Mon 03/10/08 Birmingham, AL Bottletree
Tue 03/11/08 New Orleans, LA Tulane University
Fri 03/14/08 Austin, TX Antone's
Wed 03/19/08 San Diego, CA The Casbah
Thu 03/20/08 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre
Sat 03/22/08 San Francisco, CA The Independent
Sun 03/23/08 San Francisco, CA Rickshaw Stop
Wed 03/26/08 Seattle, WA Neumo's
Thu 03/27/08 Vancouver, BC Richard's On Richards Cabaret
Sat 03/29/08 Missoula, MT The Badlander
Sun 03/30/08 Boise, ID Neurolux
Mon 03/31/08 Salt Lake City, UT Kilby Court

April:
Tue 04/01/08 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater
Thu 04/03/08 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social Club
Fri 04/04/08 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon
Sat 04/05/08 Chicago, IL Metro / Smart Bar
Sun 04/06/08 Chicago, IL Metro / Smart Bar
Fri 04/11/08 Providence, RI Brown University
Fri 04/25/08 Indio, CA Empire Polo Field

May:
Thu 05/01/08 Bristol, UK Bristol Bierkeller
Fri 05/02/08 Bristol, UK Carling Bristol Academy
Sat 05/03/08 Edinburgh, UK The Liquid Room
Sun 05/04/08 Glasgow, UK Oran Mor
Tue 05/06/08 Newcastle, UK Northumbria University
Wed 05/07/08 Leeds, UK The Cockpit
Thu 05/08/08 Manchester, UK Manchester Academy
Mon 05/12/08 Portsmouth, UK Wedgewood Rooms
Tue 05/13/08 London, UK Electric Ballroom

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Tour Dates - Son Volt

Farrar and company hit the road for two weeks in April...

April 2008
9 - Louisville, KY - Headliners
10 - Nashville, TN - Exit/In
11 - Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
12 - Tallahassee, FL - The Beta Bar
13 - Birmingham, AL - Workplay Theater
15 - New Orleans, LA - Tipitina's
16 - Houston, TX - The Continental
17 - Austin, TX - Antone's
18 - New Braunfels, TX - Gruene Hall
22 - Knoxville, TN - Bijou Theater
23 - Charlotte, NC - The Visulite Theater
24 - Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theatre
25 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
26 - Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero

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MJTV: The Kooks - Always Where I Need To Be

Lead single from Konk...



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MJTV: The Black Keys - Stranger Times

First single from the upcoming Attack and Release...



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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The Money Shot: Bowie Ooh's & Ah's For ScarJo, Sowing Wild Oats with Greg Dulli & That Mobile Video Thing Might Catch On...

More headlines...

Bootleg videotapes of concerts flourish (Columbus Dispatch)
MS: "We're dealing with thousands of people on a given night," said Blake Schilling, director of event services at Nationwide Arena. "We do the best to our ability to catch everyone. Obviously, when you're talking about thousands of people, it's pretty difficult."


David Bowie: 'Scarlett Johansson's performances are mystical' (NME)
MS: “The songs are great, really good Tom Waits stuff, and Scarlett's performances are mystical and twice cool. She creates a mood that could have been summoned by someone like Margery Latimer or Jeanette Winterson.”

However, the veteran artist played down his contributions to the record, saying: “I've seen the press on this and I suppose the record company wanted to spin my involvement a little more than it actually warrants. All I contribute are these oo's and ah's on a couple of tracks."


From down in the dark: The Gutter Twins step into the light (Drowned In Sound)
MS: "I’ll start by saying that I regret nothing and I’ll say that sowing my wild oats probably got in the way of productivity. But it was fun! I think what happened with the Whigs was that by the third record we had scattered to the four winds. When you’re a democracy, trying to get four guys in the same place for any length of time becomes more of a challenge and it actually began to hinder the creative and productive process. By the time we tried to mount it again it was just strange and unnatural. Something that had been like waking up in the morning and drinking a glass of water had become like algebra. That was when it was time for me to leave. We all left as friends and we still are. Then I worked on the first Twilight Record and laid low for a while, that’s when I bought my first bar. So I was running that and enjoying leading a structured life for the first time. For almost two years I was kind of afraid to write songs because writing songs would eventually mean I’d have to go on tour and I really didn’t want to."


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Tour Dates - Over The Rhine

New dates with Ani DiFranco...

February:
Thu 02/28/08 Concord, NH Capitol Center For The Arts

March:
Sat 03/01/08 Rochester, NY Auditorium Theatre
Sun 03/02/08 Homestead, PA Carnegie Library Music Hall
Wed 03/05/08 Columbus, OH Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
Thu 03/06/08 Knoxville, TN Bijou Theatre
Fri 03/07/08 Athens, GA 40 Watt Club
Sun 03/09/08 Boulder, CO Boulder Theater
Tue 03/11/08 Tampa, FL Tampa Theatre
Wed 03/12/08 Jacksonville, FL Freebird Live
Fri 03/14/08 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
Sat 03/15/08 Birmingham, AL WorkPlay Theatre
Sun 03/16/08 New Orleans, LA House Of Blues
Thu 03/27/08 Sellersville, PA Sellersville Theater 1894
Fri 03/28/08 Grantham, PA Messiah College
Sat 03/29/08 Pittsburgh, PA Diesel Club Lounge

April:
Sat 04/05/08 New Harmony, IN Under The Beams
Wed 04/09/08 Charlotte, NC Visulite Theatre
Thu 04/10/08 Richmond, VA Capital Ale House
Fri 04/11/08 Norfolk, VA Attucks Theatre
Sat 04/12/08 Charlottesville, VA Gravity Lounge
Fri 04/25/08 Dayton, OH Canal Street Tavern
Sat 04/26/08 Dayton, OH Canal Street Tavern

July:
Thu 07/03/08 Bushnell, IL Cornerstone Farm
Fri 07/04/08 Bushnell, IL Cornerstone Farm
Tue 07/22/08 Cleveland Heights, OH Cain Park
Wed 07/23/08 Kettering, OH Fraze Pavilion For The Perf. Arts

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Tour Dates - R.E.M.

The Athens trio adds UK stadium dates...

March:
Sat 03/08/08 Big Cypress, FL Big Cypress Seminole Reservation
Wed 03/12/08 Austin, TX Stubb's Bar-B-Q
Mon 03/24/08 London, UK Royal Albert Hall

May:
Fri 05/23/08 Burnaby, BC Deer Lake Park
Thu 05/29/08 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
Sat 05/31/08 Berkeley, CA Greek Theatre

June:
Tue 06/03/08 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Fri 06/06/08 Chicago, IL United Center
Sun 06/08/08 Toronto, ON The Molson Amphitheatre
Tue 06/10/08 Raleigh, NC Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
Wed 06/11/08 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
Fri 06/13/08 Mansfield, MA Tweeter Center For The Perf. Arts
Sat 06/14/08 Wantagh, NY Nikon At Jones Beach Theater
Wed 06/18/08 Philadelphia, PA Mann Center For Performing Arts
Thu 06/19/08 New York, NY TBA
Sat 06/21/08 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre

July:
Wed 07/02/08 Amsterdam, NET Westerpark
Thu 07/03/08 Werchter, BEL Werchter Festival
Sat 07/05/08 Bilbao, SPA Kobetamendi
Sun 07/06/08 Castello D Empuries, SPA Doctor Loft Festival
Tue 07/08/08 Lyon, FRA Fourviere Festival
Wed 07/09/08 Nice, FRA Theatre De Verdure
Sat 07/12/08 Naas, IRE Punchestown Racecourse
Sun 07/13/08 Kinross, UK Balado
Tue 07/15/08 Dresden, GER Elbufer
Wed 07/16/08 Berlin, GER Waldbuhne
Fri 07/18/08 Locarno, SWI Piazza Grande
Sun 07/20/08 Perugia, ITA Umbria Jazz Festival
Mon 07/21/08 Verona, ITA Arena
Wed 07/23/08 Naples, ITA Neapolis Rock Festival
Thu 07/24/08 Udine, ITA Villa Manin
Sat 07/26/08 Milan, ITA Arena Civico

August:
Mon 08/04/08 Bergen, NOR Koengen
Wed 08/06/08 Copenhagen, DEN Parken National Stadium Denmark
Thu 08/07/08 Stockholm, SWE Stockholm Stadion
Sat 08/09/08 Helsinki, FIN Finnair Stadium
Sat 08/16/08 Budapest, HUN Sziget Festival
Sun 08/17/08 Prague, CZE Slavie Stadium
Tue 08/19/08 Dusseldorf, GER Ehrenhof
Wed 08/20/08 Koblenz, GER Loreley Festival
Fri 08/22/08 Wurzburg, GER Fest Marienberg
Sun 08/24/08 Manchester, UK Lancashire County Cricket Ground
Mon 08/25/08 Cardiff, UK Millennium Stadium
Wed 08/27/08 Southampton, UK Rosebowl Stadium
Sat 08/30/08 London, UK Twickenham Stadium

Sept:
Wed 09/03/08 Oslo, NOR Ullevaal Stadium
Thu 09/04/08 Bergen, NOR Koengen
Sat 09/06/08 Copenhagen, DEN Parken National Stadium Denmark
Sun 09/07/08 Stockholm, SWE Stockholm Stadion
Tue 09/09/08 Helsinki, FIN Finnair Stadium

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Cheap Thrills: Chuck Prophet - Freckle Song

A free legal download from Soap & Water (courtesy of SXSW)...

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Tour Dates - Cat Power

More shows for the Jukebox tour...

February:
02-29 Los Angeles, CA - Wiltern

March:
03-04 Auckland, New Zealand - The Powerstation
03-07 Cairns, Australia - Tanks Arts Centre
03-08 Brisbane, Australia - The Tivoli
03-09 Sydney, Australia - Enmore Theatre
03-10 Adelaide, Australia - The Gov
03-12 Castlemaine, Australia - Theatre Royal
03-13 Melbourne, Australia - The Forum

April:
04-10 Vancouver, British Columbia - Vogue Theatre
04-11 Seattle, WA - Showbox
04-12 Eugene, OR - McDonald Theater
04-13 Portland, OR - Roseland
04-15 San Francisco, CA - Warfield Theatre
04-16 San Diego, CA - 4th & B
04-17 Tempe, TX - Marquee Theatre
04-19 Dallas, TX - Palladium Ballroom
04-20 Austin, TX - Stubb's Bar-B-Q
04-22 Houston, TX - Warehouse
04-23 Mexico City, Mexico - Lunario

May:
05-26 Lisbon, Portugal - Coliseum
05-28 Porto, Portugal - Coliseum
05-30 Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Sound Festival

June:
06-01 Paris, France - Olympia
06-08 London, England - Hammersmith Apollo
06-09 Bristol, England - Colston
06-10 Birmingham, England - Academy
06-11 Manchester, England - Academy

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Tour Dates - Spoon

Going Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga in April...

April:
Wed 04/02/08 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theater
Fri 04/04/08 Chicago, IL Vic Theatre
Sat 04/05/08 Cincinnati, OH Bogart's
Sun 04/06/08 Mount Clemens, MI Emerald Theatre
Mon 04/07/08 Pittsburgh, PA Carnegie Music Hall
Wed 04/09/08 New York, NY Terminal 5
Thu 04/10/08 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
Fri 04/11/08 Norfolk, VA NorVa
Mon 04/14/08 Atlanta, GA Center Stage
Wed 04/16/08 Fort Lauderdale, FL Revolution
Fri 04/18/08 Nashville, TN Vanderbilt University
Sat 04/19/08 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue

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Tour Dates - Tegan & Sara

Extending The Con tour into May and on to Bonnaroo...

February:
02-27 Dublin, Ireland - The Button Factory
02-28 Belfast, Northern Ireland - Limelight
02-29 Glasgow, Scotland - Queen Margaret Union

March:
03-01 Manchester, England - Academy 2
03-02 Cardiff, Wales - The Point
03-05 London, England - KOKO
03-07 Munich, Germany - Backstage
03-08 Heidelberg, Germany - Karlstorbahnhof
03-09 Hamburg, Germany - Fabrik
03-10 Cologne, Germany - Gloria
03-12 Copenhagen, Denmark - Lille Vega
03-13 Malmö, Sweden - KB
03-14 Stockholm, Sweden - Nalen
03-15 Gothenberg, Sweden - Stenhammarsalen
03-17 Berlin, Germany - Postbahnhof
03-18 Brussels, Belgium - Rotonde Botanique
03-19 Paris, France - Le Trabendo
03-20 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg

April:
04-16 Bellingham, WA - Viking Union Room at Western Washington University
04-17 Salem, OR - Elsinore Theatre
04-18 Reno, NV - Grand Sierra Resort Theatre
04-19 Arcata, CA - Kate Buchanan Room at Humboldt State University
04-21 Davis, CA - Freeborn Hall at UC Davis
04-22 Santa Cruz, CA - Rio Theatre
04-23 Pomona, CA - The Glass House
04-24 Las Vegas, NV - The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel
04-25 Indio, CA - Empire Polo Field (Coachella)
04-28 Phoenix, AZ - The Marquee
04-29 Albuquerque, NM - The Sunshine Theatre
04-30 Aspen, CO - Belly Up

May:
05-02 Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom
05-04 St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
05-06 Madison, WI - The Barrymore Theatre
05-07 Milwaukee, WI - The Pabst Theatre
05-08 Indianapolis, IN - The Egyptian
05-09 Cincinnati, OH - Bogart's
05-10 Pittsburgh, PA - Palace Theatre
05-12 New York, NY - Terminal 5

June:
06-13 Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo

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The Money Shot: Hansard & Bono Are SMS BFFs, Louris & Olsen Making Record, & Prince's Not-So-Secret Hip Replacement

The latest news...

Prince to have secret hip replacement (Music News.com)
MS: For months Prince, who always puts on the most energetic shows, has been complaining of pain every time he moves.

"He is totally crushed because he knows he will never be the same again."


Jayhawks Principals Ready New Album (Billboard)
MS: "I think it was one of the better experiences in my life," Louris says of those shows with Olson. "Just the fact that you had this close working relationship with somebody that went sour, and you kind of didn't talk for a number of years, and you had pretty much given it up. To then get a second chance here as friends and collaborators is pretty great. By touring, we got to know each other again, and to this day, now, we're just good of friends as we ever were."


Bono texts congratulations to Oscar-winner Hansard (NME)
MS: “What was really amazing for me was getting texts from family and friends, it was amazing beforehand, and then I got a text from Bono and I was like 'Ah, my God, that's just amazing.' For me it was just like getting a text off the King of the Tribe."


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MJTV: Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova - Falling Slowly

Congrats to Glen & Marketa for the Oscar win. Here's a clip from Once set to the winning track...



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Monday, February 25, 2008

Cheap Thrills: Jens Lekman - The Opposite of Hallelujah

A free legal download from Night Falls Over Kortedala (courtesy of SXSW)...

MP3: Jens Lekman - The Opposite of Hallelujah

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MJTV: The Lemonheads - It's A Shame About Ray

Classic title track from the Lemonheads classic, which'll be getting reissued and played at SXSW...



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Tour Dates - Jesus & Mary Chain

Always good to see new dates from J&M Chain...

March:
Tue 03/11/08 London, UK Roundhouse
Wed 03/12/08 London, UK Roundhouse
Sat 03/29/08 Sydney, AUS Centennial Park
Sun 03/30/08 Gold Coast, AUS Avica Resort

April:
Tue 04/01/08 Fortitude Valley, AUS The Arena
Wed 04/02/08 Newtown, AUS Enmore Theatre
Thu 04/03/08 Melbourne, AUS The Palace
Sat 04/05/08 Melbourne, AUS Melbourne Showground
Sun 04/06/08 Perth, AUS The Esplanade

Jesus & Mary Chain's website
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Tour Dates - The Black Keys

Attack & Release is due in April...

March:
Wed 03/12/08 Austin, TX Emo's
Thu 03/20/08 London, UK Wilton's
Thu 03/27/08 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre
Fri 03/28/08 Tempe, AZ The Marquee Theatre
Sat 03/29/08 San Diego, CA House Of Blues
Sun 03/30/08 Pomona, CA Glass House

April:
Tue 04/01/08 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
Wed 04/02/08 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theatre
Fri 04/04/08 Portland, OR McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
Sat 04/05/08 Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo
Sun 04/06/08 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
Wed 04/09/08 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
Thu 04/10/08 Omaha, NE Slowdown
Fri 04/11/08 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
Sat 04/12/08 Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre
Sun 04/13/08 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue
Tue 04/15/08 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre

May:
Mon 05/12/08 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
Tue 05/13/08 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
Thu 05/15/08 New York, NY Terminal 5
Fri 05/16/08 Philadelphia, PA The Fillmore - TLA
Sat 05/17/08 Boston, MA Orpheum Theatre
Mon 05/19/08 London, UK The Astoria
Wed 05/21/08 Manchester, UK Manchester Academy
Thu 05/22/08 Glasgow, UK ABC1
Fri 05/23/08 Leeds, UK Leeds University
Sun 05/25/08 Amsterdam, NET Melkweg
Tue 05/27/08 Paris, FRA Le Bataclan
Wed 05/28/08 Birmingham, UK Carling Academy Birmingham

The Black Keys' website
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Sunday, February 24, 2008

Cheap Thrills: Top 10 Downloads (2.24.08)

The current top 10 active downloads on MJ...

1. Joe Jackson - Invisible Man
2. Tapes 'n Tapes - Hang The Mall
3. The Von Bondies - Pale Bride
4. MGMT - Time To Pretend
5. The Raveonettes - Aly, Walk With Me
6. Kaiser Chiefs - I Predict A Riot
7. Band of Horses - No One's Gonna Love You
8. The Gutter Twins - Idle Hands
9. Thao Nguyen - Bag Of Hammers
10. Bruce Springsteen - Radio Nowhere

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Cheap Thrills: The Dirtbombs - Sherlock Holmes

A free legal download from the Detroit band's latest We Have You Surrounded (courtesy of The Dirtbombs)...

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The Money Shot: The Hold Steady Party & Cut New Record, The Kinks = Living Dead? and EMI Isn't Talking To Art Brut...

Today's headlines...

Davies Still Hopeful For Kinks Reunion (Billboard)
MS: "I can't get a band together just to play the old hits," Davies says. "They'd have to be able to do, like, 10% new material. I think that will be the determining factor in the long run."

The problem: Dave Davies seems to want no part of a reunion, having posted on his Web site that "it would be like a poor remake of 'Night of the Livin (sic) Dead' " and declaring that Ray has been doing "Karaoke Kinks shows since 1996," when the band last worked together. Ray's response: "He's getting well enough to shout at me. That's a good sign."


EMI release Art Brut single without telling band (NME)
MS: “It seems Art Brut have accidentally released a single. Yes, the rumours are true. But how could this happen, you may ask? Why were we not informed?

“Well, my friends, pick up any thread of incompetence and it will usually lead you to a record company. That's right, it seems EMI have decided to release 'Pump Up the Volume' without informing either the band or myself, making any kind of widescale promotion rather difficult.”


The New Hold Steady Album: Stay Positive (Pitchfork)
MS: Let's assume alcohol is involved. Maybe parties, too


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MJTV: Headlights - Cherry Tulips

Vid for the debut single from Some Racing, Some Stopping...



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Tour Dates - Iron & Wine

Adding some Chicago dates to the tour...

March:
Fri 03/07/08 Melbourne, AUS Athenaeum Theatre
Sat 03/08/08 Meredith, AUS Golden Plains Festival
Sun 03/09/08 Brisbane, AUS The Zoo
Tue 03/11/08 Sydney, AUS Manning Bar
Wed 03/12/08 Richmond, AUS Corner Hotel
Fri 03/14/08 Auckland, NZ Power Station
Sat 03/15/08 Wellington, NZ San Francisco Bathhouse

April:
Wed 04/09/08 New Orleans, LA House Of Blues
Thu 04/10/08 Tallahassee, FL The Moon
Fri 04/11/08 Orlando, FL Plaza Theatre
Sat 04/12/08 Fort Lauderdale, FL Revolution
Sun 04/13/08 Jacksonville, FL Freebird Live
Mon 04/14/08 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse
Tue 04/15/08 Chapel Hill, NC UNC Chapel Hill Memorial Hall
Wed 04/16/08 Richmond, VA The National Theater
Thu 04/17/08 Greensburg, PA Palace Theatre
Fri 04/18/08 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre
Sat 04/19/08 Grand Rapids, MI Calvin College
Sun 04/20/08 Louisville, KY Headliners Music Hall
Mon 04/21/08 Chicago, IL Vic Theatre
Tue 04/22/08 Chicago, IL Vic Theatre

May:
Tue 05/13/08 Manchester, UK The Ritz
Wed 05/14/08 Sheffield, UK The Leadmill

June:
Sat 06/14/08 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo Music Festival

Iron & Wine's website
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Tour Dates - MGMT

Adding SXSW dates...

February:
Mon 02/25/08 Paris, FRA La Maroquinerie
Tue 02/26/08 London, UK Koko
Thu 02/28/08 Nottingham, UK Bodega Social Club
Fri 02/29/08 Glasgow, UK Beat Club

March:
Sat 03/01/08 Manchester, UK Night & Day
Mon 03/03/08 Birmingham, UK Bar Academy
Tue 03/04/08 Brighton, UK Pressure Point
Wed 03/05/08 London, UK ICA
Thu 03/06/08 Amsterdam, NET Paradiso
Fri 03/07/08 Berlin, GER Lido
Sat 03/08/08 Dublin, IRE Whelans
Thu 03/13/08 Austin, TX Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant
Fri 03/14/08 Austin, TX Stubb's Bar-B-Q

April:
Sat 04/26/08 Indio, CA Empire Polo Field

MGMT's website
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Tour Dates - Jason Isbell

New July dates added to Isbell's schedule...

February:
Sun 02/24/08 Wilmington, NC Soapbox
Tue 02/26/08 Columbia, SC Headliners Mainstage
Wed 02/27/08 Athens, GA Georgia Theatre
Thu 02/28/08 Knoxville, TN The Valarium
Fri 02/29/08 Louisville, KY Headliners Music Hall

March:
Sat 03/01/08 Nashville, TN Cannery Ballroom
Wed 03/12/08 Auburn, AL Strutting Duck
Fri 03/14/08 Jacksonville Beach, FL Mojo Kitchen
Sat 03/15/08 Orange Beach, AL Amphitheater At The Wharf
Sun 03/16/08 Fort Walton Beach, FL The Swamp
Mon 03/17/08 Panama City, FL Marina Civic Center
Wed 03/19/08 Montgomery, AL Gators Pub
Thu 03/20/08 Decatur, GA Eddie's Attic
Fri 03/21/08 Raleigh, NC Berkeley Cafe
Sat 03/22/08 Whitesburg, KY The Summit City
Fri 03/28/08 Limerick, IRE Dolans Warehouse / Upstairs
Sat 03/29/08 Cork, IRE Cyprus Avenue
Sun 03/30/08 Galway, IRE Roisin Dubh

April:
Tue 04/01/08 Dublin, IRE Whelans
Thu 04/03/08 Glasgow, UK King Tut's Wah Wah Hut
Fri 04/04/08 Newcastle, UK The Cluny
Sat 04/05/08 Nottingham, UK Rescue Rooms
Mon 04/07/08 London, UK Borderline
Tue 04/08/08 Bristol, UK St. Bonaventure
Thu 04/17/08 s'Hertogenbosch, NET W2 Concertzaal
Fri 04/18/08 Hellendoorn, NET Lantaarn
Sat 04/19/08 Utrecht, NET Muziekcentrum Vredenburg
Sat 04/19/08 Antwerp, BEL Trix

July:
Thu 07/10/08 Fayetteville, AR Arkansas Music Pavillion (AMP)
Sat 07/12/08 Kansas City, MO The Crossroads

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Tour Dates - Handsome Furs

The Canadian duo hits the road starting with the Sub Pop SXSW showcase...

March:
03-14 Austin, TX - Bourbon Rocks
03-27 Miami, FL - PS 14
03-28 Palm Beach, FL - Respectable Street
03-29 St. Augustine, FL - Café Eleven
03-30 Orlando, FL - Social
03-31 Gainesville, FL - Common Grounds

April:
04-01 Mt. Pleasant, SC - Village Tavern
04-02 Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
04-03 Charlottesville, VA - Satellite Ballroom
04-04 Philadelphia, PA - North Star Bar
04-05 New York, NY - Santa's Party House
04-14 San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill
04-17 Eugene, OR - WOW Hall

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Saturday, February 23, 2008

The Money Shot:: U2, Foo Fighters and Le Tigre Getting New Stuff Together...

The latest headlines...

U2 Hits The Studio In Dublin (Billboard)
MS: "We're going to try and break new sonic ground and deliver a masterpiece," Lanois tells Billboard.com. "The sleeves are rolled up. Bono is all charged up with a lyrical angle."

As previously reported, U2, Eno and Lanois have spent time working on new material on three prior occasions in France and Morocco, and Lanois confirms the results are prolific.

"There's so much material," he says, referring to speculation that the sessions could yield two new albums. "When you get Eno and I and those guys in the room, before lunch there's like eight things."



Foos Using Soundcheck To Work On New Songs
(Billboard)
MS: "Well, we're gonna need a break," he says. "It's fun making the music; it's when you have to go out and promote it that it's work. So we're gonna be in a weird place -- we were on this last record, too. It's like, 'We just got done touring, but we're ready to record. What do we do?' You can't record it and leave it in a vault 'cause it'll get leaked, and it feels weird to just sit and wait arbitrarily for six months. We'll probably find ourselves in the same position again, excited to record but knowing that you've got a year of touring at the end of it."



Le Tigre Members Tour Behind New Project
(Billboard)
MS: For now, the two artists only have a handful of new songs written, which will be tested on the road and released online as singles on their MySpace profile. "We've talked a lot about what we're going to do in terms of putting out new music and whether or not it makes sense for us to make a record or just put out singles," she says. "Right now I think we're just going to leak two tracks."


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Tour Dates - The Kooks

The new CD, Konk, is due in April...

February:
Sun 02/24/08 London, UK The Astoria

April:
Wed 04/16/08 Bourges, FRA Les Rives D'Auron
Fri 04/18/08 Brussels, BEL Ancienne Belgique
Tue 04/22/08 Manchester, UK Apollo Manchester
Wed 04/23/08 Swindon, UK Oasis Centre
Thu 04/24/08 Newport, UK Newport Centre
Fri 04/25/08 Hull, UK Hull Arena
Sun 04/27/08 Birmingham, UK Carling Academy Birmingham
Mon 04/28/08 Sheffield, UK Carling Academy Sheffield
Tue 04/29/08 Edinburgh, UK Edinburgh Corn Exchange

May:
Thu 05/01/08 London, UK Carling Academy Brixton
Fri 05/02/08 London, UK Carling Academy Brixton
Sat 05/03/08 Plymouth, UK Plymouth Pavilions
Mon 05/05/08 Dublin, IRE Dublin Castle
Sun 05/18/08 San Diego, CA House Of Blues
Mon 05/19/08 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
Thu 05/22/08 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
Sat 05/24/08 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
Mon 05/26/08 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
Wed 05/28/08 Salt Lake City, UT The Avalon Theater
Thu 05/29/08 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
Sat 05/31/08 Minneapolis, MN Fine Line Music Cafe

June:
Sun 06/01/08 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall Ballroom
Mon 06/02/08 Chicago, IL Vic Theatre
Wed 06/04/08 Toronto, ON Kool Haus
Thu 06/05/08 Philadelphia, PA The Fillmore - TLA
Fri 06/06/08 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
Sat 06/07/08 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
Wed 06/11/08 New York, NY Terminal 5
Sun 06/15/08 Isle Of Wight, UK Isle Of Wight Festival
Fri 06/20/08 Neuhausen o.E., GER Southside Festival
Sun 06/22/08 Scheessel, GER Hurricane Festival
Tue 06/24/08 Arendal, NOR Hovefestival

July:
Sat 07/12/08 Kinross, UK Balado

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Tour Dates - R.E.M.

Adding some more international dates behind Accelerate...

March:
Sat 03/08/08 Big Cypress, FL Big Cypress Seminole Reservation
Wed 03/12/08 Austin, TX Stubb's Bar-B-Q
Mon 03/24/08 London, UK Royal Albert Hall

May:
Fri 05/23/08 Burnaby, BC Deer Lake Park
Thu 05/29/08 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
Sat 05/31/08 Berkeley, CA Greek Theatre

June:
Tue 06/03/08 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Fri 06/06/08 Chicago, IL United Center
Sun 06/08/08 Toronto, ON The Molson Amphitheatre
Tue 06/10/08 Raleigh, NC Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
Wed 06/11/08 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
Fri 06/13/08 Mansfield, MA Tweeter Center For The Perf. Arts
Sat 06/14/08 Wantagh, NY Nikon At Jones Beach Theater
Wed 06/18/08 Philadelphia, PA Mann Center For Performing Arts
Thu 06/19/08 New York, NY TBA
Sat 06/21/08 Atlanta, GA HiFi Buys Amphitheatre

July:
Wed 07/02/08 Amsterdam, NET Westerpark
Thu 07/03/08 Werchter, BEL Werchter Festival
Sat 07/05/08 Bilbao, SPA Kobetamendi
Sun 07/06/08 Castello D Empuries, SPA Doctor Loft Festival
Tue 07/08/08 Lyon, FRA Fourviere Festival
Wed 07/09/08 Nice, FRA Theatre De Verdure
Sat 07/12/08 Naas, IRE Punchestown Racecourse
Tue 07/15/08 Dresden, GER Elbufer
Wed 07/16/08 Berlin, GER Waldbuhne
Fri 07/18/08 Locarno, SWI Piazza Grande
Sun 07/20/08 Perugia, ITA Umbria Jazz Festival
Mon 07/21/08 Verona, ITA Arena
Wed 07/23/08 Naples, ITA Neapolis Rock Festival
Thu 07/24/08 Udine, ITA Villa Manin
Sat 07/26/08 Milan, ITA Arena Civico

August:
Mon 08/04/08 Bergen, NOR Koengen
Wed 08/06/08 Copenhagen, DEN Parken National Stadium Denmark
Thu 08/07/08 Stockholm, SWE Stockholm Stadion
Sat 08/09/08 Helsinki, FIN Finnair Stadium
Sat 08/16/08 Budapest, HUN Sziget Festival
Sun 08/17/08 Prague, CZE Slavie Stadium
Tue 08/19/08 Dusseldorf, GER Ehrenhof
Wed 08/20/08 Koblenz, GER Loreley Festival
Fri 08/22/08 Wurzburg, GER Fest Marienberg

September:
Wed 09/03/08 Oslo, NOR Ullevaal Stadium
Thu 09/04/08 Bergen, NOR Koengen
Sat 09/06/08 Copenhagen, DEN Parken National Stadium Denmark
Tue 09/09/08 Helsinki, FIN Finnair Stadium

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Bootleg Justice: Drive-By Truckers - Live @ Visulite Theater (7.29.04)

Another installment in the new weekend bootleg series is an all-time great DBT show. It's an epic 30 track set and the sound on this one is near professional quality...

Drive-By Truckers
Visulite Theater
Charlotte, NC
7.29.2004

Setlist
01 - Where The Devil Don't Stay
02 - Sinkhole
03 - Decoration Day
04 - (Somethings Got to) Give Pretty Soon
05 - Careless
06 - Sounds Better In The Song
07 - Daddy's Cup
08 - Lookout Mountain
09 - Goddamn Lonely Love
10 - The Day John Henry Died
11 - Sweet Annette
12 - Demonic Possession
13 - Marry Me
14 - Carl Perkins Cadillac
15 - Dead Drunk and Naked
16 - Guitar Man Upstairs
17 - Never Gonna Change
18 - The Boys From Alabama
19 - Cotton Seed
20 - Outfit
21 - Women Without Whiskey
22 - Let There Be Rock
23 - Crowd
24 - Wrong For All These Years
25 - Zip City
26 - Play It All Night Long
27 - Plastic Flowers On The Highway
28 - Buttholeville
29 - Sandwiches For The Road
30 - Putting People On the Moon

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Friday, February 22, 2008

Cheap Thrills: The Von Bondies - Pale Bride

A free legal download from Love, Hate and Then There's You (courtesy of SXSW)...

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The Money Shot:: Sonic Youth For Sale (Kinda), Stephen Malkmus Wants The Music To Be The Star & Jay Farrar's Place In The Holy Trinity of Alt-Country

More headlines...

Farrar and away (San Diego City Beat)
MS: But these criticisms don’t, in any way, mean that Farrar doesn’t belong in the alt-country Holy Trinity. His songs can take you to places that neither Adams nor Tweedy dare to venture. Farrar may not be as immediate or polished, but he’s a repeat-listen guy. Each time you hear a track, something else grabs your attention and, before you know it, you’re spending hours on iTunes scouring for every song he’s ever written.


Stephen Malkmus: trashed but talkative in London town (Drowned In Sound)
MS: There was this guy, I think he was in The Godfathers or something, in Mojo in a sidebar, and he was saying: “I want stars on stage. If the band looks like the roadies then they’ve lost the point and it’s completely horrible.” But 90 per cent of the time the band is boys, and I don’t want to sleep with them, so I don’t need them to dress up so much for me, you know? I want some image, some coolness and some decent clothes - I don’t want a complete slob up there - but I don’t need a star up there. I want the music to be the star. You’re dressing up for the girls, really. Music is not made by true stars. It’s made by the little people like Joy Division or something - they were the little guys who came up and made the big music. The Smiths, too - the little underdogs. They made the people’s music. They became stars afterwards, but they weren’t stars. They got elevated by the people. Their music made them the stars. I hate that attitude - it’s a sort of British attitude about it. Suede tried to have that attitude, too: “We need more glamour and more stars.” You become a star because you are. Go to Hollywood if you want to do that.


Painting that adorned classic album to be sold (The Independent)
MS: The painting that illustrated one of the most famous album covers in pop history is to be sold at auction. Sonic Youth's Daydream Nation scarcely troubled the charts when it was released in 1988 but has since been recognised as a rock masterpiece, regularly featuring in best album lists.

Later this month, fans of Eighties nostalgia will also have the chance to buy the art that gave the record one of the classiest covers ever produced.

The photo-painting, Kerze (Candle), is the work of avant-garde German artist Gerhard Richter. The original canvas will be put up for sale at Sotheby's in London next week and is likely to sell for several times its catalogue price of £2.5m.


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MJTV: Art Brut - Pump Up The Volume

Another brilliant, funny Art Brut clip...



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MJTV: Against Me! - New Wave (acoustic)

Acoustic version of the title track from their latest...



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Tour Dates - Modest Mouse

The band heads to Australia in March and April...

March:
Sat 03/29/08 Sydney, AUS Centennial Park
Sun 03/30/08 Gold Coast, AUS Avica Resort
Mon 03/31/08 Fortitude Valley, AUS The Arena

April:
Wed 04/02/08 Melbourne, AUS The Palace
Thu 04/03/08 Sydney, AUS Luna Park Big Top
Sat 04/05/08 Melbourne, AUS Melbourne Showground
Sun 04/06/08 Perth, AUS The Esplanade
Tue 04/08/08 Osaka, JPN Club Quattro
Wed 04/09/08 Tokyo, JPN Duo Music Exchange
Thu 04/10/08 Tokyo, JPN Duo Music Exchange

May:
Fri 05/23/08 Burnaby, BC Deer Lake Park
Thu 05/29/08 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
Sat 05/31/08 Berkeley, CA Greek Theatre

June:
Tue 06/03/08 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Fri 06/06/08 Chicago, IL United Center
Sun 06/08/08 Toronto, ON The Molson Amphitheatre
Tue 06/10/08 Raleigh, NC Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
Wed 06/11/08 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
Fri 06/13/08 Mansfield, MA Tweeter Center For The Perf. Arts
Sat 06/14/08 Wantagh, NY Nikon At Jones Beach Theater
Wed 06/18/08 Philadelphia, PA Mann Center For Performing Arts
Thu 06/19/08 New York, NY TBA
Sat 06/21/08 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre

July:
Fri 07/04/08 Rothbury, MI Double JJ Resort

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Tour Dates - Queens of the Stone Age

QOTSA adds several Australian dates...

February:
Thu 02/21/08 Vienna, AS Gasometer
Sat 02/23/08 Hamburg, GER Grosse Freiheit 36
Sun 02/24/08 Frederiksberg, 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
Thu 03/20/08 Wellington, NZ TSB Bank Arena
Sat 03/22/08 Auckland, NZ Vector Arena
Mon 03/24/08 Christchurch, NZ Westpac Centre
Thu 03/27/08 Fortitude Valley, AUS The Arena
Fri 03/28/08 Sydney, AUS Luna Park Big Top
Sat 03/29/08 Sydney, AUS Centennial Park
Sun 03/30/08 Gold Coast, AUS Avica Resort

April:
Tue 04/01/08 Melbourne, AUS The Palace
Wed 04/02/08 Hindmarsh, AUS Adelaide Entertainment Centre
Fri 04/04/08 Hobart, AUS Hobart City Hall
Sat 04/05/08 Melbourne, AUS Melbourne Showground
Sun 04/06/08 Perth, AUS The Esplanade

June:
Sun 06/01/08 Landgraaf, NET Megaland

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Tour Dates - Death Cab For Cutie

Dates in support of the upcoming Narrow Stairs...

April:
18 - Bremerton, WA - Admiral Theatre
19 - Eugene, OR - McDonald Theatre
21 - Arcata, CA - Van Dozer Theatre @ Humboldt State
22 - Davis, CA - UC Davis
23 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
24 - Las Vegas, NV - The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel
26 - Indio, CA - Coachella Festival

June:
15 - Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo Festival

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Tour Dates - Tim Fite

New dates for the alt-country hip-hop artist...

March:
03.12-16 Austin, TX: SXSW
03.18 Denver, CO: Ogden Theatre
03.20 Minneapolis, MN: First Avenue
03.20 Milwaukee, WI: Eagles Club
03.22 Chicago, IL: Vic Theatre
03.25 Tulsa, OK: Cain's Ballroom
03.27 Dallas, TX: House of Blues
03.28 Houston, TX: Warehouse Live
03.29 Austin, TX: Stubb's

April:
04.01 Tucson, AZ: Rialto Theatre
04.02 San Diego, CA: House of Blues
04.04 Los Angeles, CA: Wiltern
04.05 San Francisco, CA: Warfield

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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Tour Dates - Son Volt

New April dates for Jay and company...

April:
Wed 04/09/08 Louisville, KY Headliners Music Hall
Thu 04/10/08 Nashville, TN Exit / In
Fri 04/11/08 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse
Sat 04/12/08 Tallahassee, FL The Beta Bar
Sun 04/13/08 Birmingham, AL WorkPlay Theatre
Tue 04/15/08 New Orleans, LA Tipitina's Uptown
Wed 04/16/08 Houston, TX The Continental Club
Fri 04/18/08 New Braunfels, TX Gruene Hall
Sat 04/19/08 Fort Worth, TX Main St. Fort Worth Art Festival
Tue 04/22/08 Knoxville, TN Bijou Theatre
Wed 04/23/08 Charlotte, NC Visulite Theatre
Thu 04/24/08 Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theatre
Fri 04/25/08 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
Sat 04/26/08 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero Theatre

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Cheap Thrills: Bell X1 - Rocky Took A Lover

A free legal download from Flock (courtesy of Yep Roc)...

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The Money Shot: Great Band Logos, Oasis Tops Brit List and Gigwise Says There are 50 Guitarists Better Than Richard Thompson (HA!)

More headlines...

Best Band Logos (Spinner)
MS: No. 24 - Nine Inch Nails - No '90s alterna-kid worth his or her Doc Martens was without the industrial band's patch on their backpack. NIN mastermind Trent Reznor co-designed the logo, inspired by the Talking Heads' 'Remain in Light' album sleeve.



The 50 Greatest Guitarists... Ever!
(Gigwise)
MS: 23. Kurt Cobain of Nirvana – As a three piece, Nirvana managed to consistently serve up a life-affirming, abrasive noise. At the core of this was Kurt Cobain – his tortured emotionally wrought vocals perfectly complementing his tense, deft and brilliant guitar work. A true legend.



Oasis top best British album poll
(BBC News)
MS: 1. Oasis, Definitely Maybe
2. Oasis, (What's the Story) Morning Glory?
3. Radiohead, OK Computer
4. Beatles, Revolver
5. Stone Roses, Stone Roses
6. Beatles, Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
7. Clash, London Calling
8. Keane, Under the Iron Sea
9. Pink Floyd, Dark Side of the Moon
10. Verve, Urban Hymns


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MJTV: Bob Mould - See A Little Light

Mould's got a new one, District Line, out now... but here's an all-time classic...



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Tour Dates - Joe Ely

Mostly Texas dates for the Austin rocker...

March:
Wed 03/05/08 Fort Worth, TX Bass Performance Hall
Thu 03/06/08 Austin, TX Threadgill's World Headquarters
Fri 03/07/08 Houston, TX Fitzgerald's
Sat 03/08/08 New Braunfels, TX Gruene Hall
Fri 03/28/08 Marble Falls, TX Lorraine's

April:
Fri 04/18/08 Denton, TX Dan's Silver Leaf
Sat 04/19/08 Wichita Falls, TX Iron Horse Pub
Sun 04/20/08 Oklahoma City, OK The Blue Door
Thu 04/24/08 Alexandria, VA Birchmere
Fri 04/25/08 Easton, MD Historical Society
Sat 04/26/08 Bay Shore, NY Boulton Center
Sun 04/27/08 Philadelphia, PA World Cafe Live - Downstairs

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Tour Dates - Crowded House

Reunion dates for Neil Finn and company...

February:
Fri 02/22/08 Leigh, NZ Leigh Sawmill
Sat 02/23/08 Leigh, NZ Leigh Sawmill

June:
Mon 06/16/08 Dublin, IRE Olympia Theatre
Tue 06/17/08 Dublin, IRE Olympia Theatre
Wed 06/18/08 Dublin, IRE Olympia Theatre
Fri 06/20/08 Edwinstone, UK Sherwood Pines
Sat 06/21/08 Tetbury, UK Westonbirt Arboretum

July:
Thu 07/10/08 Thetford, UK Forest High Lodge
Sat 07/12/08 Weert, NET Bospop Festival
Sun 07/13/08 Werchter, BEL Werchter Festival
Mon 07/14/08 Zurich, SWI Live At Sunset

Crowded House's website
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Tour Dates - Kate Nash

NME is sponsoring her first U.S. dates...

February:
Sun 02/24/08 Belfast, UK Waterfront Hall
Mon 02/25/08 Dublin, IRE Olympia Theatre

March:
Sat 03/01/08 Wolverhampton, UK Wolverhampton Civic Hall
Sun 03/02/08 Nottingham, UK Rock City
Tue 03/04/08 Manchester, UK Apollo Manchester
Wed 03/05/08 Stockholm, SWE Debaser Medis
Fri 03/07/08 Glasgow, UK Barrowland
Sat 03/08/08 Lincoln, UK Engine Shed
Sun 03/09/08 Portsmouth, UK Portsmouth Guildhall
Mon 03/10/08 London, UK Apollo Hammersmith
Mon 03/31/08 Paris, FRA La Cigale

April:
Tue 04/01/08 Ghent, BEL Vooruit
Wed 04/02/08 Amsterdam, NET Paradiso
Fri 04/04/08 Copenhagen, DEN Lille Vega
Sat 04/05/08 Stockholm, SWE Debaser Medis
Tue 04/15/08 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse
Wed 04/16/08 Asheville, NC Orange Peel
Thu 04/17/08 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
Fri 04/18/08 Towson, MD Recher Theatre
Sat 04/19/08 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero Theatre
Mon 04/21/08 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
Wed 04/23/08 New York, NY Webster Hall
Sat 04/26/08 Indio, CA Empire Polo Field
Mon 04/28/08 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre
Wed 04/30/08 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall

May:
Fri 05/02/08 Chicago, IL Vic Theatre
Sat 05/03/08 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
Mon 05/05/08 Boulder, CO Fox Theatre
Thu 05/08/08 Vancouver, BC Richard's On Richards Cabaret
Fri 05/09/08 Seattle, WA Showbox At The Market
Sun 05/11/08 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
Tue 05/13/08 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
Sat 05/24/08 Leeds, UK Elland Road

June:
Sun 06/01/08 Landgraaf, NET Megaland
Sat 06/14/08 Isle Of Wight, UK Isle Of Wight Festival

Kate Nash's website
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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Tour Dates - The Kills

The band extends their UK tour into April...

February:
Fri 02/29/08 Glasgow, UK Stereo

Sun 03/02/08 Nottingham, UK Arts Theatre
Mon 03/03/08 London, UK ICA
Tue 03/04/08 Bristol, UK The Cube
Thu 03/06/08 Brighton, UK Duke Of York's
Fri 03/07/08 Dorset, UK Electric Palace
Tue 03/18/08 Leeds, UK The Cockpit
Wed 03/19/08 Manchester, UK Manchester Academy
Thu 03/20/08 Liverpool, UK Carling Academy Liverpool
Fri 03/21/08 Birmingham, UK Carling Academy Birmingham
Sun 03/23/08 London, UK Koko
Mon 03/24/08 Brussels, BEL Ancienne Belgique
Tue 03/25/08 Portsmouth, UK Wedgewood Rooms
Wed 03/26/08 Bristol, UK Trinity Hall
Thu 03/27/08 Oxford, UK Carling Academy Oxford

April:
Tue 04/15/08 Edinburgh, UK The Liquid Room
Wed 04/16/08 Glasgow, UK Oran Mor
Fri 04/18/08 Leeds, UK The Cockpit
Sat 04/19/08 Manchester, UK Academy 3
Sun 04/20/08 Liverpool, UK Carling Academy Liverpool
Mon 04/21/08 Birmingham, UK Carling Academy Birmingham
Wed 04/23/08 London, UK Koko
Thu 04/24/08 Northampton, UK Soundhaus
Fri 04/25/08 Portsmouth, UK Wedgewood Rooms
Sat 04/26/08 Bristol, UK Trinity Centre
Sun 04/27/08 Oxford, UK The Zodiac

May:
Fri 05/16/08 Portland, OR Berbati's Pan
Mon 05/19/08 San Diego, CA The Casbah
Wed 05/21/08 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre
Sun 05/25/08 Dallas, TX House Of Blues - Cambridge Room
Wed 05/28/08 Atlanta, GA The EARL

The Kills' website
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Tour Dates - Joe Lean and the Jing Jang Jong

Upcoming buzz band is coming over from the UK for some U.S. dates around SXSW...

February:
Wed 02/20/08 Cardiff, UK Cardiff University
Thu 02/21/08 Portsmouth, UK Pyramid Centre
Fri 02/22/08 London, UK Carling Academy Brixton
Sat 02/23/08 London, UK Air Studios

March:
Sat 03/01/08 Tokyo, JPN Studio Coast
Sun 03/02/08 Tokyo, JPN Harajuku Astro Hall
Tue 03/11/08 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
Wed 03/12/08 Brooklyn, NY Union Hall
Thu 03/13/08 Austin, TX TBA
Sat 03/15/08 Austin, TX TBA
Mon 03/17/08 Los Angeles, CA Spaceland
Tue 03/18/08 Hollywood, CA Cinespace
Thu 03/20/08 San Francisco, CA Pop Scene

April:
Mon 04/21/08 Hull, UK Asylum At Hull University
Tue 04/22/08 Loughborough, UK Loughborough University
Thu 04/24/08 Reading, UK 3Sixty
Fri 04/25/08 Warwick, UK Marketplace
Sun 04/27/08 Norwich, UK Waterfront
Mon 04/28/08 Guildford, UK Surrey University

May:
Thu 05/01/08 Stoke, UK Underground
Fri 05/02/08 Coventry, UK Coventry Kasbah
Sat 05/03/08 Tamworth, UK Palace
Mon 05/05/08 Liverpool, UK Carling Academy Liverpool
Tue 05/06/08 Newcastle, UK Carling Academy Newcastle
Thu 05/08/08 Aberdeen, UK Tunnels
Fri 05/09/08 Glasgow, UK King Tut's Wah Wah Hut
Sat 05/10/08 Bristol, UK Thekla
Mon 05/12/08 Preston, UK 53 Degrees
Tue 05/13/08 Oxford, UK Carling Academy Oxford
Wed 05/14/08 Leeds, UK The Cockpit
Thu 05/15/08 Manchester, UK Manchester Academy
Sat 05/17/08 Sheffield, UK The Leadmill
Sun 05/18/08 Birmingham, UK Carling Academy Birmingham
Mon 05/19/08 Nottingham, UK Rescue Rooms
Tue 05/20/08 Brighton, UK Concorde 2
Sun 05/25/08 Portsmouth, UK Wedgewood Rooms

June:
Fri 06/13/08 Isle Of Wight, UK Isle Of Wight Festival

Joe Lean and the Jing Jang Jong's website
JL & the JJJ @ Myspace

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The Money Shot: Small is the New Big, "Ruby" Got Screwed, and The Stones Tell Winehouse "Don't Do Drugs" (WTF?)

More new headlines...

Rolling Stones tell young bands not to take drugs (NME)
MS: Sir Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were at the premiere in Berlin of Martin Scorcese’s documentary on their band, called 'Shine A Light', when they made the warning. Jagger said: “When we were experimenting with drugs, little was known about the effects. In our time, there were no rehab centres. Anyway, I did not know about them.”

The singer explained his feelings about Amy Winehouse, who guested with the legends onstage at the Isle Of Wight festival last year.

He said: “I'm worried she might die if she goes down the road that she has taken.”



Ricky Wilson: 'Everyone knows 'Ruby' is the best single'
(NME)
MS: The singer told BBC 6Music: “Everyone knows 'Ruby' is the best single, if you are gonna whittle them down to five, you'd think 'Ruby' would be in there wouldn't you?”

The five tracks that were chosen are by Hoosiers, Mika, Take That, Leona Lewis and Mark Ronson.

The frontman explained: “They've all got their merits, but I am just a bit annoyed.”


The itty bitty video (Boston.com)
MS: It's an era of shrinking budgets and exploding technology, a time when once-dominant MTV has morphed into reality-show central and the Internet has turned the entire planet into content providers. Size matters when cellphones are viewing screens and labels are staring down bankruptcy and a grass-roots, interactive culture is burgeoning in the music marketplace.

Small, for so many reasons, is the new big.


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MJTV: The Vines - Get Free

Live MTV2 performance from 2002...



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Twelve Million Songs

Today, Musical Justice will cross another milestone by hitting 800,000 total listener hours (TLH) since we opened the doors in 2000. So I guess someone out there has been checking us out, eh? Doing a little math, at 15 songs per hour, that's 12 million times that an MJ listener has heard one of the songs on our playlists. If I only had a nickel for each of them... ;)

Anyway, congrats to me and thanks to every one of those listeners. Keep listening and tell all your friends so that we can hit a million TLH before the end of 2008!

Cheap Thrills: The Raveonettes - Aly, Walk With Me

A free legal download from Lust Lust Lust (courtesy of Vice Records)...

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Tour Dates - Teitur

Dates in support of the upcoming CD The Singer...

March:
Mon 03/17/08 Brussels, BEL AB Club @ Ancienne Belgique

April:
Tue 04/22/08 Atlanta, GA Vinyl At Center Stage
Wed 04/23/08 Birmingham, AL WorkPlay Theatre
Fri 04/25/08 Nashville, TN The Basement
Sun 04/27/08 Morgantown, WV Creative Arts Theatre
Tue 04/29/08 Vienna, VA Jammin' Java
Wed 04/30/08 Annapolis, MD Rams Head On Stage

May:
Thu 05/01/08 Wilmington, DE Grand Opera House
Fri 05/02/08 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda's
Sat 05/03/08 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
Tue 05/06/08 Bridgeport, CT Two Boots Roadhouse
Wed 05/07/08 Cambridge, MA Middle East Restaurant & Nightclub
Fri 05/09/08 Montreal, QC La Sala Rosa
Sat 05/10/08 Quebec City, QC Le Cercle
Mon 05/12/08 Toronto, ON The Courthouse
Tue 05/13/08 Ann Arbor, MI The Ark
Wed 05/14/08 Chicago, IL Schubas Tavern
Sat 05/17/08 Cedar Rapids, IA CSPS / Legion Arts
Mon 05/19/08 Denver, CO Soiled Dove Underground
Fri 05/23/08 West Hollywood, CA The Roxy Theatre
Wed 05/28/08 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
Thu 05/29/08 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge

Teitur's website
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Tour Dates - Paul Weller

The ex-Style Council frontman sets up a UK tour in May...

May:
Mon 05/05/08 Halifax, UK Victoria Theatre
Tue 05/06/08 Stoke-On-Trent, UK Victoria Hall
Thu 05/08/08 Blackpool, UK Empress Ballroom
Fri 05/09/08 Middlesbrough, UK Middlesbrough Town Hall
Sun 05/11/08 Doncaster, UK The Dome
Mon 05/12/08 Derby, UK Assembly Rooms
Wed 05/14/08 Motherwell, UK Concert Hall
Thu 05/15/08 Dundee, UK The Caird Hall
Sat 05/17/08 Bournemouth, UK Opera House
Sun 05/18/08 Bristol, UK Colston Hall
Mon 05/19/08 Leicester, UK De Montfort Hall
Wed 05/21/08 London, UK Apollo Hammersmith

Paul Weller's website
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MJTV: Uncle Tupelo - Chickamauga

In honor of the end of No Depression as a magazine, here's a vintage clip of the alt-country pioneers...



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R.I.P, No Depression

It's a sad day... One of the magazines that most influenced the music you hear on Musical Justice is calling it quits after thirteen years. I think I started picking them up at the newsstand with Issue #3 (Steve Earle) and was a permanent subscriber by Issue #10 (Whiskeytown) in 1997. I never missed an issue after that.

When I launched Musical Justice in January 2000, the original name was Alt-Twang and the focus was heavily alt-country. I used to read that thing from cover to cover to get the lead on a new band. Over the years, as bands like Wilco strayed from alt-country and bands like the Jayhawks & Whiskeytown faded away, both the magazine and the renamed Musical Justice evolved into something broader. But neither of us forgot the organic roots music that put us on this path.

No Depression will carry on in reduced form online here. You can read their announcement there, but please also give them some support.

A little over a year ago, we nearly lost WOXY. Now it's No Depression on the ropes. And of course, Musical Justice was almost done in by the royalties batttle. Hard times for quality music these days...

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

The Money Shot: Bob Mould's Not 23 or Drunk or Up for Husker Du Reunion, DBT Not So Into Southern Rock Bands, Boston Not So Into Huckabee...

Today's headlines...

Drive-By Truckers carry the torch for rock and roll (Idaho Stateman)
MS: We're certainly a rock and roll band, and we are undeniably Southern as s--t, but our influences and the things that led us to that place had as much in common with X and the Clash, and the Replacements, as it did Lynyrd Skynyrd and certainly more so than any of the other Southern rock bands. Because I'm really not a huge fan of that genre. That was one of the themes of the record, that kind of gets overlooked a little bit.


All things to all men (Guardian)
MS: "I can't recreate what people think they saw. I'm not 23, drunk and cranked up and angry. I'm not that person any more. The intensity of those records, I just can't do it. Heat with Grant and Greg [Norton, Hüsker bassist], yeah, that's all there, but it would be like a joke. It would not be becoming. It would do more damage than good to what the band stands for. And ..." He laughs. "I don't wanna be in the same room as those guys."


Rocker Tells Huckabee to Lay Off Song (AP)
MS: "Boston has never endorsed a political candidate, and will all due respect, would not start by endorsing a candidate who is the polar opposite of most everything Boston stands for," wrote Scholz, adding that he is supporting Democratic Sen. Barack Obama. "By using my song, and my band's name Boston, you have taken something of mine and used it to promote ideas to which I am opposed. In other words, I think I've been ripped off, dude!"


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Cheap Thrills - Tapes 'N Tapes - Hang The Mall

A free legal download from the band's upcoming Walk It Off (courtesy of XL Recordings)...

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MJTV: Yeasayer - 2080 (live)

Conan's new favorite song...



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MJTV: Teitur - Louis Louis

Teitur has a new one, The Singer, coming out in the U.S. in March. This one was my favorite from Stay Under The Stars...



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Tour Dates - Ben Folds

The singer/songwriter/pianist hits the college circuit...

February:
Fri 02/29/08 West Lafayette, IN Purdue University

March:
Sun 03/02/08 Iowa City, IA University Of Iowa
Mon 03/03/08 Decorah, IA Luther College
Wed 03/05/08 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
Thu 03/06/08 Chattanooga, TN Tivoli Theatre
Fri 03/07/08 Savannah, GA Lucas Theatre
Sat 03/08/08 Big Cypress, FL Big Cypress Seminole Reservation

April:
Wed 04/02/08 Springfield, MO Missouri State University
Mon 04/07/08 Murray, KY Murray State University
Thu 04/10/08 Easton, PA Lafayette College
Tue 04/15/08 Urbana, IL Foellinger Auditorium
Wed 04/16/08 Adrian, MI Adrian College
Thu 04/17/08 Oshkosh, WI Univ. Of Wisconsin
Fri 04/25/08 Spokane, WA Gonzaga University
Sat 04/26/08 Pullman, WA Beasley Perf. Arts Coliseum
Sun 04/27/08 Tacoma, WA University Of Puget Sound
Tue 04/29/08 Ellensburg, WA Central Washington University

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Tour Dates - The Breeders

More U.S. dates...

April:
Mon 04/07/08 Dublin, IRE Vicar Street
Tue 04/08/08 Glasgow, UK ABC1
Wed 04/09/08 Leeds, UK Metropolitan University
Thu 04/10/08 Nottingham, UK Trent University
Sat 04/12/08 Sheffield, UK The Leadmill
Sun 04/13/08 Birmingham, UK Carling Academy Birmingham
Mon 04/14/08 Manchester, UK Manchester University
Wed 04/16/08 London, UK Koko
Fri 04/25/08 Indio, CA Empire Polo Field
Mon 04/28/08 San Diego, CA Canes Bar & Grill
Tue 04/29/08 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre
Wed 04/30/08 San Francisco, CA Slim's

May:
Fri 05/02/08 Las Vegas, NV House Of Blues
Sat 05/03/08 Tempe, AZ The Clubhouse Music Venue
Mon 05/05/08 Austin, TX Emo's
Tue 05/06/08 Dallas, TX House Of Blues
Wed 05/07/08 Houston, TX The Meridian
Fri 05/09/08 Lawrence, KS The Bottleneck
Sat 05/10/08 Sauget, IL Pop's
Fri 05/23/08 Vancouver, BC Richard's On Richards Cabaret
Sun 05/25/08 Portland, OR Berbati's Pan
Tue 05/27/08 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot
Wed 05/28/08 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
Fri 05/30/08 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
Sat 05/31/08 Chicago, IL Metro / Smart Bar

June:
Sun 06/01/08 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
Tue 06/03/08 Cleveland, OH House Of Blues
Wed 06/04/08 Northampton, MA Pearl Street
Thu 06/05/08 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
Sat 06/07/08 New Haven, CT Toad's Place
Sun 06/08/08 Philadelphia, PA The Fillmore - TLA
Tue 06/10/08 New York, NY Webster Hall
Wed 06/11/08 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
Fri 06/13/08 Atlanta, GA The Loft At Center Stage

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