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Monday, March 31, 2008

Cheap Thrills: The Virgins - Rich Girls

A free legal download from their self-titled debut (courtesy of SXSW)...

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MJTV: The B-52's - Funplex

Title track from the comeback CD...



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Tour Dates - Josh Ritter

Ritter adds some May dates...

April:
Wed 04/09/08 Athens, OH Ohio University
Thu 04/10/08 Oberlin, OH Oberlin College
Fri 04/11/08 Cleveland, OH Cleveland Museum Of Art
Sat 04/12/08 New York, NY Metropolitan Museum of Art
Thu 04/24/08 Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony
Fri 04/25/08 Peekskill, NY Paramount Center For The Arts
Sat 04/26/08 Washington, DC George Washington University
Mon 04/28/08 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall Of Williamsburg
Tue 04/29/08 Towson, MD Recher Theatre
Wed 04/30/08 Carrboro, NC Cat's Cradle

May:
Thu 05/01/08 Charlotte, NC Visulite Theatre
Fri 05/02/08 Asheville, NC Orange Peel
Sat 05/03/08 Athens, GA The Melting Point
Sun 05/04/08 Birmingham, AL Bottletree
Tue 05/06/08 Nashville, TN The Belcourt Theatre
Wed 05/07/08 Nashville, TN The Belcourt Theatre
Fri 05/09/08 Little Rock, AR Revolution
Sat 05/10/08 Omaha, NE Slowdown
Sun 05/11/08 Lawrence, KS Granada Theatre
Tue 05/13/08 Des Moines, IA Vaudeville Mews
Wed 05/14/08 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon
Thu 05/15/08 Indianapolis, IN The Music Mill
Fri 05/16/08 Bellbrook, OH Bellbrook Jamboree
Sun 05/18/08 New Holland, PA Spring Gulch Campground

July:
Sat 07/19/08 Commerce City, CO Dick's Sporting Goods Park
Fri 07/25/08 Calgary, AB Prince's Island Park
Sat 07/26/08 Calgary, AB Prince's Island Park

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Tour Dates - Kanye West

New June dates for West...

April:
Wed 04/16/08 Seattle, WA KeyArena at Seattle Center
Fri 04/18/08 Sacramento, CA ARCO Arena
Sat 04/19/08 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion At San Jose
Sun 04/20/08 San Diego, CA San Diego Sports Arena
Mon 04/21/08 Los Angeles, CA Nokia Theatre L.A. Live
Tue 04/22/08 Los Angeles, CA Nokia Theatre L.A. Live
Thu 04/24/08 Tucson, AZ McKale Memorial Center
Fri 04/25/08 Las Vegas, NV Red Rock Casino Resort
Sat 04/26/08 Albuquerque, NM Journal Pavilion
Sun 04/27/08 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
Tue 04/29/08 Oklahoma City, OK Ford Center
Wed 04/30/08 Austin, TX University Of Texas

May:
Thu 05/01/08 Dallas, TX Superpages.com Centre
Fri 05/02/08 The Woodlands, TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Sun 05/04/08 Duluth, GA The Arena At Gwinnett Center
Mon 05/05/08 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre @ State Fairgrds.
Tue 05/06/08 Miami, FL AmericanAirlines Arena
Thu 05/08/08 Charlotte, NC Charlotte Bobcats Arena
Fri 05/09/08 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
Sat 05/10/08 Bristow, VA Nissan Pavilion At Stone Ridge
Sun 05/11/08 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach
Tue 05/13/08 New York, NY Madison Square Garden Arena
Thu 05/15/08 Mansfield, MA Tweeter Center For The Perf. Arts
Fri 05/16/08 Hartford, CT New England Dodge Music Center
Sat 05/17/08 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
Sun 05/18/08 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion At Montage Mountain
Tue 05/20/08 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
Wed 05/21/08 Toronto, ON The Molson Amphitheatre
Thu 05/22/08 Auburn Hills, MI The Palace Of Auburn Hills
Fri 05/23/08 Chicago, IL United Center
Sat 05/24/08 Chicago, IL United Center
Sun 05/25/08 Fargo, ND Fargodome
Mon 05/26/08 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
Tue 05/27/08 Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Centre
Thu 05/29/08 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
Fri 05/30/08 Calgary, AB Pengrowth Saddledome

June:
Mon 06/02/08 Vancouver, BC General Motors Place
Tue 06/03/08 Portland, OR Rose Garden Arena
Thu 06/05/08 Reno, NV Reno Events Center
Fri 06/06/08 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion At San Jose
Sat 06/07/08 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
Sun 06/08/08 Glendale, AZ Jobing.com Arena
Mon 06/09/08 West Valley City, UT The E Center
Wed 06/11/08 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
Thu 06/12/08 Moline, IL i wireless Center
Fri 06/13/08 Cincinnati, OH U.S. Bank Arena
Sat 06/14/08 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo Music Festival Grounds

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Tour Dates - Nine Inch Nails

Trent announces summer arena dates...

July:
25 - Pemberton, British Columbia - Pemberton Festival
26 - Seattle, WA - Key Arena
28 - Edmonton, Alberta - Rexall Place
29 - Calgary, Alberta - Pengrowth Saddledome
31 - Winnipeg, Manitoba - MTS Centre

August:
2 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
5 - Toronto, Ontario - Air Canada Centre
7 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
8 - Worcester, MA - DCU Center
12 - Knoxville, TN - Knoxville Civic Coliseum
13 - Duluth, GA - Gwinnett Arena
15 - Oklahoma City, OK - Ford Center
16 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center
18 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
20 - St. Louis, MO - Scottrade Center
22 - Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena
23 - Auburn Hills, MI - Palace of Auburn Hills
27 - East Rutherford, NJ - Izod Center
29 - Philadelphia, PA - Wachovia Center
31 - Lexington, KY - Rupp Arena

September:
2 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheater
3 - West Valley City, UT - The E Center Of West Valley
5 - Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena
6 - Inglewood, CA - The Forum

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Saturday, March 29, 2008

Bootleg Justice: Ben Kweller Live @ Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto (3.5.2007)

The next installment in our weekend bootleg series features the charismatic Kweller...

Ben Kweller
Phoenix Concert Theatre
Toronto, Ontario
3.5.2007

Setlist
01 - Walk On Me
02 - Family Tree
03 - I Gotta Move
04 - Make It Up
05 - I Need You Back
06 - I Dont Know Why
07 - Run
08 - Different But The Same
09 - Living Life
10 - Hospital Bed
11 - On My Way
12 - Chug-A-Lug
13 - The Rules
14 - Sundress
15 - Red Eye
16 - Penny On The Train Track

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The Money Shot: The Old 97's Fight Back, R.E.M. Gets Focused and A Jayhawks Post-Mortem...

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Solo shot (The Phoenix)
MS: The band’s last studio disc, Rainy Day Music, came out in 2003. “We were running a bit on fumes,” he admits. “Not in terms of popularity or anything, but in terms of inspiration. It seems like there’s a certain lifespan for a band, and ours was longer than most.” What hadn’t run its course was Louris’s desire to keep making music. “So I just decided to use my own name.”


Old 97's Ready 'Epic' New Album (Billboard)
MS: "I'd say looking back at the last record, there's only two songs that would have made this record. The quality just wasn't there," Miller says. "On 'Drag It Up,' I let the other members run the show; I took a total step back. [1999's] 'Fight Songs' was called that because we fought about everything, and I was pushing everyone. The last one, I didn't push. I just let it happen and then they could feel what it's like to carry the load. Afterward, they were more willing to let me in. I'm the youngest member of the band, so there has always been this push back."


Interview: R.E.M. (Pitchfork)
MS: We went to the most obvious place, which was to do really fast songs that were really short. Peter did what he does, I did what I do, and Mike did what he does, so we kind of trimmed the fat, if you will, and got down to the very basics that make each of us musicians. And so what you're left with is this type of material performed with Peter doing... a couple of times in the past ten years, I've said to him, I want that thing again. Just for the longest time I said, Stop doing that, to Peter. Or, Mike would be like, The vocal is really great as it is, and it's coming from an articulated place conceptually, so I don't think it really needs background vocals. So he wouldn't do background vocals. Or, I would say, Yeah, I think it stands alone. Or whatever. So anyway, we threw our cards on the table and did what comes naturally when we've got a more broken-down palette of colors to work with. And that's what you wind up with. I'm really happy with it.


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Tour Dates - The Hives

Looks like some U.S. dates have been added in May...

March:
Sat 03/29/08 Cologne, GER Palladium
Sat 03/29/08 Cologne, GER WDR Rocknaucht @ Palladium

April:
Tue 04/01/08 Budapest, HUN Petofi Csarnok
Wed 04/02/08 Vienna, AS Gasometer
Thu 04/03/08 Munich, GER Tonhalle
Fri 04/04/08 Zurich, SWI X-Tra Limmathaus
Sat 04/05/08 Milan, ITA Rolling Stone
Mon 04/07/08 Barcelona, SPA Sala Apolo
Tue 04/08/08 Madrid, SPA La Riviera
Wed 04/09/08 Lisbon, POR Coliseu Dos Recreios
Fri 04/11/08 Bilbao, SPA Santana 27
Sat 04/12/08 Toulouse, FRA Le Bikini
Mon 04/14/08 Norwich, UK Univ. Of East Anglia LCR-Union
Tue 04/15/08 Newcastle, UK Carling Academy Newcastle
Wed 04/16/08 Nottingham, UK Rock City
Thu 04/17/08 Bristol, UK Carling Bristol Academy
Fri 04/18/08 London, UK Carling Academy Brixton
Sat 04/19/08 Bourges, FRA Les Rives D'Auron
Sun 04/20/08 Paris, FRA Zenith Paris

May:
Thu 05/15/08 Atlanta, GA Center Stage
Mon 05/26/08 Quincy, WA Gorge Amphitheatre

June:
Sun 06/01/08 Landgraaf, NET Megaland
Sat 06/14/08 Stockholm, SWE Universitetet

July:
Sat 07/05/08 Werchter, BEL Festival Grounds
Sun 07/13/08 Novi Sad, SER Petrovaradin Castle

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Tour Dates - Suzanne Vega

A handful of summer dates for the singer-songwriter...

April:
Thu 04/03/08 West Philadelphia, PA Kelly Writers Home

May:
Sat 05/17/08 Englewood, NJ Bergen Performing Arts Ctr.
Fri 05/30/08 Huntington, NY IMAC Inter-Media Art Ctr.
Sat 05/31/08 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center

June:
Sat 06/07/08 Elmer, NJ Appel Farm Arts & Music Center

July:
Sat 07/05/08 Madrid, SPA Arganda Del Rey

August:
Sat 08/23/08 Westbury, NY North Fork Theatre At Westbury

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Friday, March 28, 2008

The Money Shot: Jens Lekman Loves Wikipedia, The Future of Radio and The Sad End of The College Record Store...

The latest news...

Across the country, college-town record shops are biting the dust (Chicago Sun-Times)
MS: A few years ago on just one block of Chapel Hill’s Franklin Street, the main drag in what’s been called America’s ideal college town, four or five such places catered both to locals and University of North Carolina students.

But with the demise of Schoolkids Records, the last one is gone. Schoolkids had planned to gut it out through March, but couldn’t even make through its final week and shut down Saturday. It’s just the latest victim in an industry hit by rising college-town rents, big-box retailers, high CD prices, and — most importantly — a new generation of college students for whom music has become an entirely online, intangible hobby they often don’t have to pay for.


Indie pop genius Jens Lekman makes it up as he goes along (SFBG.com)
MS: I love Wikipedia! That's so funny. Every time I come into the US and i cross customs or border control, they always check my passport and I have a work permit now for the first time - I never had it before and I always had to sneak in before - and they check me and say. "Oh, you're an artist." There's always a guy behind the guy saying, "Check him on Wikipedia."

That's so funny that the American authorities would use Wikipedia as a trustworthy source! Anyone can change anything. A friend of mine usually goes into my Wikipedia and writes all this bullshit, just changes things. I think the last thing she wrote was that I was the son of a bear trapper.



Name That Tune-In: Who Will Emerge as The Future of Radio?
(Washington Post)
MS: As in other areas of media, the music industry is finally starting to come around to the difficult truth that we now live in a world in which consumers expect information and entertainment to be free. Efforts to sell music by subscription have mainly failed. (Yahoo recently gave up on its Music Unlimited subscription service and sent its customers to Rhapsody, another struggling music provider.) But traditional radio's offer of free music surrounded by audio advertising is also being rejected by a generation that resents undesirable interruptions.

"They want to be the program director and they insist that the program be free," says Jerry Del Colliano, a professor of music industry at the University of Southern California and a former executive at Top 40 WIBG in Philadelphia. "Young consumers don't have that need that we older folks have to have someone knowledgeable about the music tell them what's new. They have their social network to tell them what's cool."


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Cheap Thrills: Paul Kelly - God Told Me To

A free, legal download from Kelly's most recent CD, Stolen Apples (courtesy of SXSW)...

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MJTV: The Black Lips - Everybody's Doin' It

An acoustic version from the "Take Away Show"...




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Tour Dates - Alejandro Escovedo

No doubt the setlist will be heavily influenced by his upcoming CD, Real Animal...

April:
Thu 04/03/08 Iowa City, IA The Englert Civic Theatre
Fri 04/04/08 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall Ballroom
Sat 04/05/08 Berwyn, IL FitzGerald's
Sun 04/06/08 Lafayette, IN Duncan Hall
Fri 04/11/08 Houston, TX The Continental Club
Fri 04/25/08 Rockland, ME Strand Theatre

May:
Fri 05/23/08 Dallas, TX House Of Blues

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

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Tour Dates - X

Adding some Texas dates in June...

March:
Fri 03/28/08 Boise, ID Big Easy Concert House
Sat 03/29/08 Portland, OR McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
Sun 03/30/08 Seattle, WA Showbox At The Market
Mon 03/31/08 Seattle, WA Showbox At The Market

April:
Wed 04/09/08 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up Tavern
Thu 04/10/08 Los Angeles, CA Music Box @ Fonda
Fri 04/11/08 Los Angeles, CA Music Box @ Fonda
Sat 04/12/08 Las Vegas, NV House Of Blues

May:
Thu 05/15/08 Detroit, MI The Majestic
Sat 05/17/08 Cleveland, OH House Of Blues
Sun 05/18/08 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
Sat 05/24/08 New York, NY Fillmore New York At Irving Plaza
Wed 05/28/08 Asheville, NC Orange Peel
Sat 05/31/08 New Orleans, LA House Of Blues

June:
Mon 06/02/08 Austin, TX La Zona Rosa
Tue 06/03/08 Houston, TX Warehouse Live


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Thursday, March 27, 2008

MJTV: The Raveonettes - Aly, Walk With Me (live)

The Danish rockers live on Letterman...



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Tour Dates - Rilo Kiley

New dates for the Under The Blacklight tour...

April:
Thu 04/17/08 San Francisco, CA S.F. Design Center/Galleria
Sat 04/19/08 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
Sun 04/20/08 Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo
Mon 04/21/08 Bellingham, WA W. Washington Univ.
Wed 04/23/08 Santa Cruz, CA Rio Theatre
Thu 04/24/08 Pomona, CA Glass House
Sat 04/26/08 Indio, CA Empire Polo Field

May:
Thu 05/15/08 San Diego, CA Concerts In The Park
Sun 05/18/08 Colorado Springs, CO Black Sheep
Mon 05/19/08 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
Tue 05/20/08 Omaha, NE Slowdown
Wed 05/21/08 Omaha, NE Slowdown
Thu 05/22/08 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
Fri 05/23/08 Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theater
Sat 05/24/08 Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre
Sun 05/25/08 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre
Mon 05/26/08 Cleveland, OH House Of Blues
Wed 05/28/08 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre
Fri 05/30/08 Worcester, MA The Palladium
Sat 05/31/08 Providence, RI Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel

June:
Sun 06/01/08 Northampton, MA Calvin Theater
Mon 06/02/08 New York, NY Terminal 5
Tue 06/03/08 New York, NY Terminal 5
Thu 06/05/08 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
Fri 06/06/08 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
Sat 06/07/08 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live!
Sun 06/08/08 Richmond, VA Toad's Place Of Richmond
Tue 06/10/08 Norfolk, VA NorVa
Wed 06/11/08 Asheville, NC Orange Peel
Thu 06/12/08 Charleston, SC Music Farm
Fri 06/13/08 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo Music Festival Grounds
Sun 06/15/08 Dallas, TX Palladium Ballroom
Mon 06/16/08 Austin, TX Stubb's Bar-B-Q

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Tour Dates - Chris Isaak

The California rocker takes his Wicked Game on the road...

May:
Sat 05/17/08 West Wendover, NV Peppermill Concert Hall

July:
Tue 07/08/08 Livermore, CA The Concerts At Wente Vineyards
Tue 07/15/08 Valley Center, CA Valley View Casino
Wed 07/16/08 San Diego, CA Humphrey's Concerts By The Bay
Fri 07/18/08 Saratoga, CA The Mountain Winery
Sat 07/19/08 Saratoga, CA The Mountain Winery
Sun 07/20/08 Saratoga, CA The Mountain Winery
Thu 07/24/08 Woodinville, WA Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
Fri 07/25/08 Coquitlam, BC Red Robinson Theatre
Sat 07/26/08 Richmond, BC River Rock Casino Resort
Sun 07/27/08 Pendleton, OR Wild Horse Gaming Resort
Tue 07/29/08 Troutdale, OR Edgefield Winery
Thu 07/31/08 Santa Rosa, CA Wells Fargo Center For The Arts

August:
Fri 08/01/08 Reno, NV Silver Legacy Resort Casino
Sat 08/02/08 Murphys, CA Ironstone Vineyards
Thu 08/21/08 Vienna, VA Filene Center At Wolf Trap
Sat 08/30/08 Highmount, NY Belleayre Music Festival
Sun 08/31/08 Westhampton Beach, NY Westhampton Beach Perf. Arts Center

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Tour Dates - The Donnas

Australian dates for the Bitchin' tour...

April:
Wed 04/02/08 Park City, UT Harry O's

May:
Fri 05/09/08 West Hollywood, CA Viper Room
Tue 05/20/08 Coolangatta, AUS Coolangatta Hotel
Wed 05/21/08 Caloundra, AUS Events Centre
Thu 05/22/08 Brisbane, AUS The Tivoli
Fri 05/23/08 Brisbane, AUS The Tivoli
Sat 05/24/08 Newtown, AUS Enmore Theatre
Sun 05/25/08 Penrith, AUS Panther's Theatre
Tue 05/27/08 Canberra, AUS Anu Bar
Wed 05/28/08 Richmond, AUS Corner Hotel
Thu 05/29/08 Melbourne, AUS Palace Theatre
Fri 05/30/08 Frankston, AUS Pier Hotel
Sat 05/31/08 Adelaide, AUS Thebarton Theatre

June:
Sun 06/01/08 Fremantle, AUS Metropolis Concert Club Fremantle

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The Money Shot: Universal Decides To Censor BYOP, Pumpkins Sue Virgin Over Pepsi Promo, & Why Bands Need Health Insurance...

The latest news...

Rock and Roll May Never Die, but Sometimes It Gets Sick (Wall Street Journal)
MS: “We found that magic combination of people that have been with us for a while, and we want them to stay,” says Stefani Scamardo, who manages the band and also DJs on Sirius satellite radio. “We had an entire band and crew that have no health insurance, and that was troubling.”


Universal Axes Be Your Own Pet Songs Due to Violence (Pitchfork)
MS: "When I found out that the songs were going to get taken off, I was just like, 'Is there anybody I can talk to?' It's like, I don't even really know who these people are. There's no one you can talk to to try to argue your case. Other than that, Universal has been great. But I guess that's just what happens when you decide to have something to do with a major label. They're going to be scared of anything that's not completely cookie cutter."

"I also feel like it's a good thing to have an outlet. Like, maybe I would be a very violent person if I didn't have the chance to sing about what I want to sing about and express things I want and it's definitely helped me from being a destructive person in my life. And I think tons of people relate to that, so it's kind of frustrating that they want to censor me or whatever."


Smashing Pumpkins sue over 'integrity' (CNN Money)
MS: Virgin put out the Smashing Pumpkins' music for more than 17 years, but the only active agreement between the two parties, the lawsuit claimed, is a deal granting Virgin permission to sell digital downloads of the band's songs. The agreement does not give Virgin the right to use the band in promotional campaigns to sell outside products, the lawsuit said.

The band members said they would "never grant such authority to Virgin, or any other entity."


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Cheap Thrills: The Ettes - Marathon

A free legal download from The Ettes' Look at Life Again Soon (courtesy of SXSW)...

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MJTV: The Raconteurs - Salute Your Solution

The first vid from their just-released Consolers of The Lonely...









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Tour Dates - Foo Fighters

More dates for the Foos...

March:
Thu 03/27/08 Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Centre
Fri 03/28/08 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
Sun 03/30/08 Vancouver, BC P.N.E. Pacific Coliseum

April:
Sun 04/13/08 Chiba City, JPN Makuhari Messe
Tue 04/15/08 Osaka, JPN Zepp Osaka
Wed 04/16/08 Osaka, JPN Zepp Osaka
Mon 04/21/08 Perth, AUS Burswood Dome
Thu 04/24/08 Hindmarsh, AUS Adelaide Entertainment Centre
Fri 04/25/08 Melbourne, AUS Rod Laver Arena
Sat 04/26/08 Melbourne, AUS Rod Laver Arena
Tue 04/29/08 Boondall, AUS Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Wed 04/30/08 Boondall, AUS Brisbane Entertainment Centre

May:
Fri 05/02/08 Sydney, AUS Acer Arena
Sat 05/03/08 Sydney, AUS Acer Arena
Mon 05/05/08 Auckland, NZ Vector Arena
Tue 05/06/08 Auckland, NZ Vector Arena
Sat 05/31/08 Landgraaf, NET Megaland

June:
Mon 06/02/08 Manchester, UK City Of Manchester Stadium
Fri 06/06/08 London, UK Wembley Stadium
Sat 06/07/08 London, UK Wembley Stadium
Wed 06/11/08 Bergen, NOR Bergenhus Festning
Thu 06/12/08 Oslo, NOR Frognerparken
Sat 06/14/08 Stockholm, SWE Universitetet
Sun 06/15/08 Seinajoki, FIN Tornava Festival Park
Tue 06/17/08 Berlin, GER Kindl-Buehne Wuhlheide
Wed 06/18/08 Dusseldorf, GER ISS Dome
Sat 06/21/08 Sheessel, GER Eichenring
Sun 06/22/08 Neuhausen ob Eck, GER Tuttlingen

July:
Wed 07/09/08 Seattle, WA KeyArena at Seattle Center
Thu 07/10/08 Portland, OR Rose Garden Arena
Mon 07/14/08 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Tue 07/15/08 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Thu 07/17/08 Oklahoma City, OK Ford Center
Sat 07/19/08 Kansas City, MO Kemper Arena
Sun 07/20/08 Saint Louis, MO Scottrade Center
Tue 07/22/08 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
Fri 07/25/08 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
Tue 07/29/08 East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center

September:
Sat 09/06/08 Toronto, ON Island Park

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Tour Dates - R.E.M.

New road dates for the tour, which includes Modest Mouse and The National on the U.S. stops...

May:
05-23 Vancouver, British Columbia - Deer Lake Park
05-29 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl
05-31 Berkeley, CA - The Greek Theatre

June:
06-03 Denver, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
06-06 Chicago, IL - United Center
06-08 Toronto, Ontario - Molson Amphitheatre
06-10 Raleigh, NC - Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
06-11 Washington, DC - Merriweather Post Pavilion
06-13 Boston, MA - Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts
06-14 Long Island, NY - Jones Beach Theater
06-18 Philadelphia, PA - Mann Center for the Performing Arts
06-19 New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
06-21 Atlanta, GA - Lakewood Amphitheatre

July:
07-02 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Westerpark
07-03 Werchter, Belgium - Werchter Festival
07-05 Bilbao, Spain - Bilbao Festival
07-06 Barcelona, Spain - Doctor Loft 05:00 Festival
07-08 Lyon, France - Theatre Romain (Les Nuits de Fourvière)
07-09 Nice, France - Theatre de Verdure
07-12 Dublin, Ireland - Oxegen Festival
07-13 Balado, Scotland - T in the Park Festival
07-15 Dresden, Germany - Elbufer
07-16 Berlin, Germany - Waldbuhne
07-18 Locarno, Switzerland - City Square (Moon and Stars)
07-20 Perugia, Italy - Umbria Jazz Festival
07-21 Verona, Italy - Arena
07-23 Naples, Italy - Neapolis Festival
07-24 Udine, Italy - Villa Manin
07-26 Milan, Italy - Arena Civica

August:
08-14 Salzburg, Austria - Frequency Festival
08-16 Budapest, Hungary - Sziget Festival
08-17 Prague, Czech Republic - Slavia Stadium
08-19 Stuttgart, Germany - Ehrenhof
08-20 Rhine, Germany - Loreley
08-22 Wurzburg, Germany - Marienfeste
08-24 Manchester, England - L.C.C.C.
08-25 Cardiff, Wales - Millenium Stadium
08-27 Southampton, England - Rosebowl
08-30 London, England - Twickenham Stadium

September:
09-03 Oslo, Norway - Ullevaal Stadium
09-04 Bergen, Norway - Koengen Stadium
09-06 Copenhagen, Denmark - Parken Stadium
09-07 Stockholm, Sweden - Stadium
09-09 Helsinki, Finland - Finnair Stadium

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Tour Dates - M.I.A.

A bunch of new U.S. dates for the Kala tour...

April:
Sat 04/26/08 Indio, CA Empire Polo Field
Mon 04/28/08 San Diego, CA 4th & B Concert Theater

May:
Thu 05/01/08 Austin, TX La Zona Rosa
Fri 05/02/08 Dallas, TX Palladium Ballroom
Mon 05/05/08 Nashville, TN City Hall
Thu 05/08/08 Detroit, MI The Fillmore Detroit
Fri 05/09/08 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom
Mon 05/12/08 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall Ballroom
Tue 05/13/08 Saint Paul, MN Myth
Wed 05/14/08 Lawrence, KS Liberty Hall
Sat 05/17/08 Denver, CO Fillmore Auditorium
Sun 05/18/08 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot
Fri 05/23/08 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
Sat 05/24/08 Quincy, WA Gorge Amphitheatre
Tue 05/27/08 Edmonton, AB Edmonton Event Centre
Wed 05/28/08 Calgary, AB MacEwan Conference And Event Centre
Fri 05/30/08 Winnipeg, MB Burton Cummings Theatre

June:
Mon 06/02/08 Toronto, ON Sound Academy
Tue 06/03/08 Montreal, QC Metropolis
Fri 06/06/08 Brooklyn, NY McCarren Park Pool

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Tour Dates - Shout Out Louds

European dates for the Stockholm rockers...

March:
Thu 03/27/08 Rome, ITA Circolo Degli Artisti
Fri 03/28/08 Bologna, ITA Covo Club
Sat 03/29/08 Torino, ITA Spazio 211

April:
Tue 04/01/08 Paris, FRA Fleche D'Or
Wed 04/02/08 Madrid, SPA Moby Dick's
Thu 04/03/08 Barcelona, SPA Razzmatazz
Sat 04/05/08 Leeds, UK The Cockpit
Sun 04/06/08 Newcastle, UK Carling Academy Newcastle
Mon 04/07/08 Belfast, UK The Limelight
Tue 04/08/08 Dublin, IRE The Village
Wed 04/09/08 Glasgow, UK King Tut's Wah Wah Hut
Thu 04/10/08 London, UK Bush Hall
Fri 04/11/08 Manchester, UK Ruby Lounge
Sat 04/12/08 Rotterdam, NET Festival Grounds
Sun 04/13/08 Amsterdam, NET Paradiso
Sun 04/27/08 Indio, CA Empire Polo Field

June:
Thu 06/05/08 Saarbrucken, GER Roxy
Fri 06/06/08 Schoppingen, GER Rock Am Bad

Shout Out Louds' website
Shout Out Louds @ Myspace

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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Tour Dates - Feist

The latest set of shows for The Reminder tour...

April:
Thu 04/10/08 Detroit, MI The Fillmore Detroit
Fri 04/11/08 Bloomington, IN Indiana University
Sat 04/12/08 Saint Louis, MO The Pageant
Mon 04/14/08 Tulsa, OK Cain's Ballroom
Tue 04/15/08 Austin, TX Stubb's Bar-B-Q
Wed 04/16/08 Dallas, TX Palladium Ballroom
Fri 04/18/08 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle
Sat 04/19/08 Nashville, TN Vanderbilt University
Sun 04/20/08 Asheville, NC Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
Tue 04/22/08 Athens, OH Templeton Blackburn Auditorium
Wed 04/23/08 Cleveland, OH Palace Theatre
Fri 04/25/08 Northampton, MA Smith College
Sat 04/26/08 Charlottesville, VA Charlottesville Pavilion
Sun 04/27/08 Philadelphia, PA Academy Of Music
Tue 04/29/08 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom
Wed 04/30/08 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom

May:
Thu 05/01/08 Buffalo, NY Center For The Arts
Tue 05/13/08 Toronto, ON Sony Centre For The Performing Arts
Tue 05/20/08 Edinburgh, UK The Queens Hall
Wed 05/21/08 London, UK Royal Albert Hall
Thu 05/22/08 Manchester, UK Palace Theatre
Sat 05/24/08 Amsterdam, NET Paradiso
Sun 05/25/08 Lille, FRA Aeronef
Tue 05/27/08 Milan, ITA Magazzini Generali
Wed 05/28/08 Rome, ITA Piper Club

June:
Sun 06/01/08 Frankfurt, GER Jahrhunderthalle Frankfurt
Tue 06/03/08 Paris, FRA Grand Rex
Wed 06/04/08 Paris, FRA Grand Rex
Thu 06/05/08 Villeurbanne, FRA Transbordeur
Sat 06/07/08 Barcelona, SPA Sala Apolo
Sun 06/08/08 Madrid, SPA Sala Heineken
Tue 06/10/08 Porto, POR Oporto Coliseum
Wed 06/11/08 Lisbon, POR Aula Magna

July:
Fri 07/11/08 Highland Park, IL Ravinia Festival
Tue 07/22/08 San Diego, CA Humphrey's Concerts By The Bay

Feist's website
Feist @ Myspace

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MJTV: Art Brut - Direct Hit (live)

From the Bowery Ballroom...



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Cheap Thrills: Kelley Stoltz - Your Reverie

A free legal download from Circular Sounds (courtesy of Sub Pop)...

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Tour Dates - Robyn

The Swedish pop star comes stateside...

April:
29 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
30 - Philadelphia, PA - Theater of Living Arts

May:
2 - New York, NY - Grand Ballroom @ The Hammerstein
4 - Montreal, Quebec - La Tulipe
5 - Toronto, Ontario - Phoenix Concert Theatre
7 - Chicago, IL - Park West
13 - Portland, OR - Berbati's Pan
14 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
16 - San Francisco, CA - Bimbo's
17 - Los Angeles, CA - Wiltern Theatre

August:
8-10 - Jersey City, NJ - All Points West Music & Arts Festival

Robyn's website
Robyn @ Myspace

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Tour Dates - The Raconteurs

The first batch of dates in support of the newly-released Consolers of the Lonely...

April:
April 20 - Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver
April 21 - Neumo's, Seattle
April 22 - Wonder Ballroom, Portland, Ore.
April 23 - Bimbo's 365 Club, San Francisco
April 25 - Coachella Music and Arts Festival, Indio, Calif.
April 26 - The Joint, Las Vegas
April 28 - Fillmore Auditorium, Denver
April 29 - Uptown Theater, Kansas City

May:
May 1 - House of Blues, Dallas
May 2 - Stubb's, Austin
May 3 - Stubb's, Austin
May 4 - New Orleanse Jazz and Heritage Festival, New Orleans

The Raconteurs' website
The Raconteurs @ Myspace

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Tour Dates - Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

Adding some late summer U.S. stadium dates...

March:
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 American Airlines Center
Mon 04/14/08 Houston, TX Toyota Center
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
Sat 05/31/08 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
Mon 06/23/08 Brussels, BEL Koning Boudewijn Stadium
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
Tue 07/08/08 Oslo, NOR Vallehovin Stadium
Fri 07/11/08 Helsinki, FIN Olympic Stadium
Tue 07/15/08 San Sebastian, SPA Estadio de Anoeta
Thu 07/17/08 Madrid, SPA Estadio Santiago Bernabeu
Sat 07/19/08 Barcelona, SPA Camp Nou
Sun 07/20/08 Barcelona, SPA Camp Nou
Sun 07/27/08 East Rutherford, NJ Giants Stadium
Mon 07/28/08 East Rutherford, NJ Giants Stadium
Thu 07/31/08 East Rutherford, NJ Giants Stadium

August:
Sat 08/02/08 Foxboro, MA Gillette Stadium
Sat 08/30/08 Milwaukee, WI Roadhouse At The Lakefront

Springsteen's website
Bruce @ Myspace

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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

The Money Shot: Radiohead Not The First R'N'R Bodysnatchers, Why Music Is Free and Sex, Drugs & Rockin' With Moby...

The latest news...

Back on deck, the saint who never was (Fairfax Digital)
MS: Moby says his past admissions of hedonistic behaviour were only the tip of the iceberg, but he kept mostly quiet so as not to unduly offend those fans attracted by his "straight-edge reputation". But he now admits to ending up in therapy for substance abuse. He finally stopped taking drugs when the extent of his memory loss left him fearing he'd end up "the person at parties gibbering and rocking quietly in a corner". The sex parties lost their appeal, too. "Liquor and drugs diminish your inhibitions and you connect with people you wouldn't connect with when you're sober," he muses.


Rising price of fame in the land of the free (Telegraph UK)
MS: "This is a case where the product has become free because of sheer economic gravity, with or without a business model. That force is so powerful that laws, guilt trips, DRM, and every other barrier to piracy the labels can think of have failed. Some artists give away their music online as a way of marketing concerts, merchandise, licensing and other paid fare. But others have accepted that, for them, music is not a money-making business. It's something they do for other reasons, from fun to creative expression."


The Top 10... Weirdest rock 'n' roll deaths (Mirror UK)
MS: 10. After dying of a drug overdose, country rock pioneer Gram Parsons’ body disappeared from the Los Angeles International Airport.

Maintaining his alleged promise, Parsons’ road manager Phil Kaufman and a friend managed to steal the star’s body from the airport and, in a borrowed hearse, drove Parsons' body to Joshua Tree national park in California where he attempted to cremate it.

The pair were arrested several days later but got away with a $700 fine for burning the coffin, as stealing a body was not recognised as a crime in the state.


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MJTV: Eels - Novocaine For The Soul

Classic vid from Beautiful Freak...



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Cheap Thrills: Thao Nguyen - Beat Health Life and Fire

A free legal download from We Brave Bee Stings And All (courtesy of Kill Rock Stars)...

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Tour Dates - Hamell on Trial

The NY one-man folk punk band visits a neighborhood near you...

March:
Tue 03/25/08 Tacoma, WA Northern Pacific Coffee Co.

April:
Tue 04/01/08 Arlington, VA IOTA Club & Cafe
Wed 04/02/08 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Chop
Thu 04/03/08 Charlottesville, VA Gravity Lounge
Thu 04/24/08 Minneapolis, MN Cedar Cultural Center

May:
Thu 05/15/08 Midland, ON Twisted Pines Music & Arts Festival
Fri 05/16/08 Midland, ON Twisted Pines Music & Arts Festival
Sat 05/17/08 Midland, ON Twisted Pines Music & Arts Festival

August:
Fri 08/22/08 Ontonagon, MI Porcupine Mountain Music Fest
Sat 08/23/08 Ontonagon, MI Porcupine Mountain Music Fest
Sun 08/24/08 Ontonagon, MI Porcupine Mountain Music Fest

Hamell On Trial's website
Hamell On Trial @ Myspace

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Tour Dates - Nylon Magazine Music Tour

One of the coolest tours of the summer is likely to be the Nylon Magazine Music Tour featuring Be Your Own Pet, Switches, The Virgins, & She Wants Revenge...

May:
Thu 05/08/08 Anaheim, CA House Of Blues
Fri 05/09/08 Las Vegas, NV House Of Blues
Sat 05/10/08 San Diego, CA House Of Blues
Mon 05/12/08 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre
Tue 05/13/08 Kansas City, MO Beaumont Club
Thu 05/15/08 Austin, TX Stubb's Bar-B-Q
Fri 05/16/08 Dallas, TX House Of Blues
Sat 05/17/08 Houston, TX The Meridian
Sun 05/18/08 New Orleans, LA House Of Blues
Tue 05/20/08 Saint Petersburg, FL Jannus Landing
Wed 05/21/08 Fort Lauderdale, FL Revolution
Thu 05/22/08 Lake Buena Vista, FL House Of Blues
Fri 05/23/08 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse
Sat 05/24/08 Asheville, NC Orange Peel
Sun 05/25/08 North Myrtle Beach, SC House Of Blues
Tue 05/27/08 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live!
Wed 05/28/08 New York, NY Fillmore New York At Irving Plaza
Fri 05/30/08 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
Sat 05/31/08 Philadelphia, PA The Fillmore - TLA

June:
Sun 06/01/08 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
Mon 06/02/08 Montreal, QC Club Soda
Wed 06/04/08 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre
Thu 06/05/08 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall
Fri 06/06/08 Cleveland, OH House Of Blues
Sat 06/07/08 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
Mon 06/09/08 Cincinnati, OH Bogart's
Tue 06/10/08 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue
Wed 06/11/08 Saint Louis, MO The Pageant
Thu 06/12/08 Chicago, IL House Of Blues
Fri 06/13/08 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall Ballroom
Sat 06/14/08 Minneapolis, MN Fine Line Music Cafe
Tue 06/17/08 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
Wed 06/18/08 Seattle, WA Showbox At The Market
Thu 06/19/08 Portland, OR McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
Fri 06/20/08 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
Sat 06/21/08 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern

BYOP's website
She Wants Revenge's website
Switches @ Myspace
The Virgins @ Myspace

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Monday, March 24, 2008

Cheap Thrills: Film School - Lectric

A free, legal download from Film School's 2007 release, Hideout (courtesy of Beggars Group)...

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The Money Shot: Googling Vampire Weekend, No-Hit Wonders, & Rockin' The Chucks...

More headlines...

I'm with the band (The Guardian)
MS: "Converse have been my staple stage shoe from pretty much the beginning of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs," says Karen O of her unusual decision to put her face and feet to the campaign (YYYs have been known to turn down corporate sponsored tours in the past because it devalued their art). "They have become as much a part of my image as the bright red lips and torn fishnets. I'm happy to endorse a shoe that my feet have known so intimately throughout my rock'n'roll exploits."


The no-hit wonders that music refused to forget (Independent UK)
MS: The Raincoats

Despite punk's iconoclastic energy, and the short-term success of The Slits and X-Ray Spex, it is hard to dismiss the feeling that sexism remained rife. Many female-dominated acts, ignored at the time, have gone on to be praised as brave pioneers, from Manchester's Ludus to Swiss upstarts LiLiPUT, but it is The Raincoats who made the most impact by mixing sonic eccentricity with put-downs of consumerism and patriarchal society.

After the failure of 1984 album Moving, founder member Ana da Silva turned to dance as a means of expression, while the band's records awaited a more favourable time. That was the early Nineties, when the Riot Grrrl movement opened doors for female musicians and Kurt Cobain walked into Rough Trade to buy a copy of their first album. He was directed to Da Silva's house round the corner. A reformed line-up would have supported Nirvana if Cobain had not committed suicide, but The Raincoats still went on to play some other occasions, among them Robert Wyatt's Meltdown in London and Leeds Ladyfest.


Vampire Weekend doesn't vant to drink your buzz
MS: "You really start to realize that the Internet is a very bizarre place," he says. "You can't worry about every little thing, positive or negative, that's written about you. I'm definitely at the point where I'm not interested in Googling 'Vampire Weekend.' "

He also seems reluctant to accept the group's status as a "blog band" with a rep fueled primarily by online buzz.

"You'll hear about bands on blogs now," he observes, "because that's just a new form of media. Yeah, some bloggers really got behind us, which is awesome. But I think that before, like, 90% of any blogs wrote about us, we had a piece in the New York Times. So does that make us, like, 'a newspaper band'?"


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Tour Dates - Ween

On the road with the Pennsylvania band...

May:
Thu 05/08/08 London, UK Shepherds Bush Empire
Fri 05/09/08 Camber Sands, UK All Tomorrows Party Festival
Sun 05/11/08 Paris, FRA La Maroquinerie
Mon 05/12/08 Cologne, GER Live Music Hall
Wed 05/14/08 Zurich, SWI Kaufleuten
Thu 05/15/08 Amsterdam, NET Paradiso
Sat 05/17/08 Dublin, IRE The Village

July:
Mon 07/07/08 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Small's Theatre
Tue 07/08/08 Louisville, KY Coyote's Music & Dance Hall
Wed 07/09/08 Nashville, TN City Hall
Fri 07/11/08 Fayetteville, AR Arkansas Music Pavillion (AMP)
Sat 07/12/08 Tulsa, OK Cain's Ballroom
Sun 07/13/08 Kansas City, MO The Crossroads
Wed 07/16/08 Denver, CO Fillmore Auditorium
Thu 07/17/08 Denver, CO Fillmore Auditorium
Sat 07/19/08 Saint Paul, MN Roy Wilkins Auditorium
Sun 07/20/08 Council Bluffs, IA Harrah's Casino - Stir Concert Cove

Ween's website
Ween @ Myspace

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Tour Dates - Kathleen Edwards

Dates in support of Asking For Flowers...

March:
Tue 03/25/08 Kingston, ON Elixir
Thu 03/27/08 Portland, ME Big Easy
Fri 03/28/08 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
Sat 03/29/08 Northampton, MA Pearl Street
Mon 03/31/08 South Burlington, VT Higher Ground - Ballroom

April:
Wed 04/02/08 Montreal, QC Cabaret Du Musee Juste Pour Rire
Sat 04/05/08 Chicago, IL Metro / Smart Bar
Sun 04/06/08 Ferndale, MI The Magic Bag
Tue 04/08/08 Pittsburgh, PA Rex Theatre
Thu 04/10/08 New York, NY Fillmore New York At Irving Plaza
Fri 04/11/08 Annapolis, MD Rams Head On Stage
Sat 04/12/08 Philadelphia, PA The Fillmore - TLA
Mon 04/14/08 Alexandria, VA Birchmere
Wed 04/16/08 Asheville, NC Grey Eagle
Thu 04/17/08 Louisville, KY Headliners Music Hall
Fri 04/18/08 Birmingham, AL WorkPlay Theatre
Sat 04/19/08 Nashville, TN The Mercy Lounge
Wed 04/23/08 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre
Wed 04/30/08 Indianapolis, IN The Music Mill

May:
Thu 05/01/08 Milwaukee, WI Shank Hall
Fri 05/02/08 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theatre
Sat 05/03/08 Madison, WI Majestic Theatre
Mon 05/05/08 La Salle, IL Uptown Grill
Tue 05/06/08 Saint Louis, MO Blueberry Hill's Duck Room
Wed 05/07/08 Kansas City, MO Knuckleheads Saloon
Fri 05/09/08 Boulder, CO Fox Theatre
Sat 05/10/08 Aspen, CO Belly Up Aspen
Mon 05/12/08 Santa Fe, NM Santa Fe Brewing Company
Tue 05/13/08 Tucson, AZ Club Congress
Wed 05/14/08 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up Tavern
Fri 05/16/08 West Hollywood, CA Troubadour
Sat 05/17/08 Santa Barbara, CA Lobero Theatre
Tue 05/20/08 San Francisco, CA The Independent
Thu 05/22/08 Portland, OR Aladdin Theater
Sat 05/24/08 Quincy, WA Gorge Amphitheatre
Sun 05/25/08 Kitchener, ON Elements
Mon 05/26/08 Vancouver, BC Richard's On Richards Cabaret
Wed 05/28/08 Calgary, AB Grand Theatre
Thu 05/29/08 Edmonton, AB The Starlite Room

Kathleen Edwards' website
Kathleen Edwards @ Myspace

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Tour Dates - Laura Veirs

The Portland-based singer-songwriter hits the road in May...

May:
Thu 05/01/08 Vancouver, BC St. James Hall
Fri 05/02/08 Seattle, WA The Triple Door
Sat 05/03/08 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
Mon 05/05/08 San Francisco, CA Bottom Of The Hill
Tue 05/06/08 Los Angeles, CA Echo
Wed 05/07/08 Phoenix, AZ The Rhythm Room
Fri 05/09/08 Denver, CO The Walnut Room
Sun 05/11/08 Omaha, NE Slowdown
Tue 05/13/08 Minneapolis, MN Cedar Cultural Center
Wed 05/14/08 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall Ballroom
Thu 05/15/08 Chicago, IL Schubas Tavern
Fri 05/16/08 Louisville, KY The 930
Sun 05/18/08 Atlanta, GA The EARL
Tue 05/20/08 Vienna, VA Jammin' Java
Wed 05/21/08 Philadelphia, PA World Cafe Live
Thu 05/22/08 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
Fri 05/23/08 Cambridge, MA Middle East Downstairs
Sat 05/24/08 Toronto, ON El Mocambo

Laura Veirs' website
Laura Veirs @ Myspace

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MJTV: The Gutter Twins - Idle Hands (live)

Dulli & Lanegan live on the Late Show...



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Sunday, March 23, 2008

Cheap Thrills: Peter Moren - Social Competence

A free legal download from the solo effort by the guy who put the Peter in Peter Bjorn & John (courtesy of Touch and Go)

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Cheap Thrills: The Dodos - Fools

A free legal download from Visiter (courtesy of French Kiss Records)...

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Cheap Thrills: Teitur - Catherine The Waitress

A free legal download from the upcoming CD, The Singer...

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The Money Shot: Elvis Costello Biting The Hand That Feeds (Again), Pumpkins Now A Singles Band & Does Billy Bragg Want To Put A Meter On Internet?

Today's headlines...

The Royalty Scam (NY Times)
MS: What’s at stake here is more than just the morality of the market. The huge social networking sites that seek to use music as free content are as much to blame for the malaise currently affecting the industry as the music lover who downloads songs for free. Both the corporations and the kids, it seems, want the use of our music without having to pay for it.

The claim that sites such as MySpace and Bebo are doing us a favor by promoting our work is disingenuous. Radio stations also promote our work, but they pay us a royalty that recognizes our contribution to their business. Why should that not apply to the Internet, too?



New Costello Album: Vinyl, Digital, No CD
(Billboard)
MS: Elvis Costello's next solo studio album, curiously dubbed "Momofuku," will arrive April 22 via Lost Highway. For the time being, the set will be released only on vinyl, with a digital download code included in the package.


Smashing Pumpkins Entering the Studio to Plot Their Next Move (Spinner)
MS: "I think what we'll do is start releasing songs," Chamberlin continues. "The record or CD format places too many limitations on your piece of art. People just don't buy records anymore. Anyone under the age of 24 just buys songs. It's just in our best interest to release blocks of songs. And I think what we'll do – not to let the cat out of the bag too much – is to create the framework where we can release a number of songs and maybe create a title. We can gather three or four songs, but it will all flow up to a larger body of work. But to call it record in the traditional sense would be anachronistic."


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Tour Dates - Leonard Cohen

The recent inductee to the Rock Hall goes on a summer victory lap tour...

May:
Sun 05/11/08 Fredericton, NB Fredericton Playhouse
Mon 05/12/08 Halifax, NS Rebecca Cohn Auditorium
Tue 05/13/08 Halifax, NS Rebecca Cohn Auditorium
Thu 05/15/08 Halifax, NS Rebecca Cohn Auditorium
Fri 05/16/08 Halifax, NS Rebecca Cohn Auditorium
Sun 05/18/08 Charlottetown, PE Confederation Centre Of Arts
Tue 05/20/08 Glace Bay, NS Savoy Theatre
Wed 05/21/08 Glace Bay, NS Savoy Theatre
Fri 05/23/08 Moncton, NB Capitol Theatre
Mon 05/26/08 Saint John's, NL Holy Heart Of Mary
Fri 05/30/08 Chicoutimi, QC Dufour Auditorium

June:
Mon 06/02/08 Kitchener, ON Centre In The Square
Tue 06/03/08 Hamilton, ON Hamilton Place Theatre
Fri 06/06/08 Toronto, ON Sony Centre For The Performing Arts
Sat 06/07/08 Toronto, ON Sony Centre For The Performing Arts
Sun 06/08/08 Toronto, ON Sony Centre For The Performing Arts
Fri 06/13/08 Dublin, IRE Royal Hospital Kilmainham
Sat 06/14/08 Dublin, IRE Royal Hospital Kilmainham
Sun 06/15/08 Dublin, IRE Royal Hospital Kilmainham
Tue 06/17/08 Manchester, UK Opera House Manchester
Wed 06/18/08 Manchester, UK Opera House Manchester
Thu 06/19/08 Manchester, UK Opera House Manchester
Fri 06/20/08 Manchester, UK Opera House Manchester
Mon 06/23/08 Montreal, QC Place des Arts
Tue 06/24/08 Montreal, QC Place des Arts
Wed 06/25/08 Montreal, QC Place des Arts
Thu 06/26/08 Montreal, QC Place des Arts
Sun 06/29/08 Pilton, UK Worthy Farm

July:
Tue 07/01/08 Oslo, NOR Aliset Stadium
Thu 07/03/08 Helsingborg, SWE Open Air
Sat 07/05/08 Copenhagen, DEN Rosenborg Castle
Sun 07/06/08 Aarhus, DEN Raadhus Parken
Tue 07/08/08 Montreux, SWI TBA
Wed 07/09/08 Lyon, FRA TBA
Thu 07/10/08 Brugge, BEL Cactus Club
Sat 07/12/08 Amsterdam, NET Westerdam
Wed 07/16/08 Edinburgh, UK Edinburgh Castle
Thu 07/17/08 London, UK O2 Arena
Fri 07/18/08 London, UK O2 Arena
Sat 07/19/08 Lisbon, POR Passeio Maritimo De Alges
Sun 07/20/08 Benicassim, SPA Benicassim Festival Grounds
Tue 07/22/08 Nice, FRA Nice Jazz Festival
Fri 07/25/08 Lorrach, GER Stimmen
Sun 07/27/08 Lucca, ITA Summer Festival
Tue 07/29/08 Athens, GRE Lycabettus Theatre

August:
Sun 08/03/08 Ledbury, UK Eastnor Castle
Tue 08/05/08 Istanbul, TUR TBA
Wed 08/06/08 Istanbul, TUR TBA
Sun 08/10/08 Prague, CZE Prague Castle
Tue 08/12/08 Budapest, HUN Sziget Festival
Thu 08/14/08 Girona, SPA Jardins de Cap Roig
Fri 08/15/08 Girona, SPA Jardins de Cap Roig
Thu 08/28/08 Vienna, AS Opera House
Fri 08/29/08 Vienna, AS Opera House

Leonard Cohen's website
Leonard Cohen @ Myspace

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Tour Dates - The Futureheads

A new record, This Is Not The World, is due in May...

March:
Sat 03/29/08 Cologne, GER Palladium

April:
Thu 04/03/08 Berlin, GER Postbahnhof
Fri 04/04/08 Munich, GER Backstage
Sat 04/05/08 Wiesbaden, GER Schlachthof
Sun 04/06/08 Hamburg, GER Markthalle

May:
Mon 05/05/08 Cardiff, UK Great Hall
Tue 05/06/08 Glasgow, UK ABC1
Wed 05/07/08 Dublin, IRE Academy
Fri 05/16/08 Roncade, ITA New Age Rock Club
Sat 05/17/08 Bologna, ITA Covo Club
Sun 05/18/08 Milan, ITA Rocket
Fri 05/23/08 Aberdeen, UK Moshulu
Sat 05/24/08 Dundee, UK Fat Sam's
Sun 05/25/08 Sheffield, UK The Leadmill
Mon 05/26/08 Manchester, UK Academy 2
Wed 05/28/08 Coventry, UK Coventry Kasbah
Thu 05/29/08 London, UK Electric Ballroom
Fri 05/30/08 South-On-Sea, UK Chinnery's

June:
Sun 06/01/08 Cambridge, UK The Junction
Mon 06/02/08 Shrewsbury, UK Buttermarket
Tue 06/03/08 Nottingham, UK Rescue Rooms

August:
Sat 08/16/08 Chelmsford, UK Hylands Park
Sun 08/17/08 Staffordshire, UK Weston Park

The Futureheads' website
The Futureheads @ Myspace

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Tour Dates - They Might Be Giants

TMBG has some summer dates...

March:
Fri 03/28/08 Somerville, MA Somerville Theatre
Sat 03/29/08 Portsmouth, NH The Music Hall
Sun 03/30/08 South Burlington, VT Higher Ground - Ballroom

April:
Fri 04/18/08 Roscoe, NY Big Twig Studio
Sat 04/19/08 Albany, NY Kitty C. Hart Theatre @The Egg
Sun 04/20/08 New York, NY Town Hall

May:
Fri 05/23/08 Kansas City, MO Beaumont Club
Sat 05/24/08 Kansas City, MO Crown Center

June:
Sun 06/15/08 Charlotte, NC ImaginOn

TMBG's website
TMBG @ Myspace

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MJTV: Portishead - Machine Gun

Comeback single from the upcoming Third due April 28th...



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Saturday, March 22, 2008

Cheap Thrills: She & Him - Why Stay Here

A free legal download from the indie pop duo of Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward (courtesy of Merge Records)...

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Tour Dates - DeVotchKa

The Denver-based folkies play Coachella and then hit the road for a month...

April:
26 - Indio, CA - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
28 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
29 - Eugene, OR - MacDonald Theatre
30 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom

May:
2 - Vancouver, British Columbia - Richard's on Richards
3 - Seattle, WA - Showbox SoDo
4 - Boise, ID - Big Easy
7 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
8 - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall
9 - Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre
10 - Indianapolis, IN - The Vogue
11 - Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge
13 - Atlanta, GA - The Variety Playhouse
14 - Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
15 - Richmond, VA - Toad's Place
16 - Washington DC - 9:30 Club
17 - Philadelphia, PA - Fillmore at the TLA
18 - Boston, MA - Paradise
20 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
21 - Pittsburgh, PA - Diesel Club Lounge
22 - Newport, KY - Southgate House
23 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
24 - Omaha, NE - SlowDown

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MJTV: The Black Keys - Strange Times

New video for the first single from Attack & Release...



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Bootleg Justice: Mike Doughty - Live @ Taste of Chicago (7.4.2006)

This week's bootleg is an FM broadcast from 2006...

Mike Doughty
Petrillo Music Shell - Taste of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
7.4.2006

Setlist
01 - WXRT Intro
02 - Busting Up A Starbucks
03 - 27 Jennifers
04 - Unsingable Name
05 - Madeline And Nine
06 - True Dreams Of Wichita
07 - Tremendous Brunettes
08 - Looking At The World From The Bottom Of A Well
09 - Fire Truck
10 - Ossining
11 - Paradise City / The Gambler
12 - St. Louise Is Listening
13 - Train To Chicago

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Friday, March 21, 2008

Cheap Thrills: Les Savy Fav - Sweat Descends

A free, legal download from the upcoming live CD, After The Balls Drop (courtesy of French Kiss Records)...

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The Money Shot: I'll Take Some Bland Pop Music With That Decaf Soy Latte, Raconteurs Rush Job & Strokes' Cover Controversy...

Current headlines...

Raconteurs Album Being Rushed To Market Next Week (Billboard)
MS: The Raconteurs are eschewing the standard months-long wait between finishing an album and releasing it with "Consolers of the Lonely," which will hit retail March 25 via Third Man/Warner Bros. The set wasn't even completed until the first week of March, according to a statement from the band.

"The purpose: to get the album to the fans as soon as possible and as we promised," the Jack White-featuring band says. "We wanted to get this record to fans, the press, radio, etc., all at the EXACT SAME TIME so that no one has an upper hand on anyone else regarding it's availability, reception or perception."


The 50 Most Controversial Album Covers Of All Time! (Gigwise)
MS: 34. The Strokes: ‘Is This It’ – Ranked as one of the greatest album covers of all time, the image of a leather-clad hand pressed into a woman’s behind was banned from the US and had to be replaced with a photo of particle collisions in the Big European Bubble Chamber. The content was controversial too: ‘New York City Cops’ had to be replaced with ‘When It Started’ to avoid causing offence after 9/11.


Does This Latte Have a Funny Mainstream Taste to You? (NY Times)
MS: Starbucks was betting that its eclectic taste played to the upscale atmosphere of its coffee shops, where it enticed customers to pay $4 for their daily caffeine fix. And record companies saw Starbucks at the vanguard of a new class of unconventional sales outlets that could keep the CD alive in an age of digital downloads.

But the ardor for Starbucks has gone the way of yesterday morning’s grounds. Critics in the music industry say the company squandered its cachet by mismanaging the effort to broaden its music mix. The choices that reflect its early taste for the offbeat — like an album from Lizz Wright, a torchy pop singer — are now squeezed in with offerings not unlike those at Wal-Mart, including the latest releases from Alicia Keys and James Blunt. The shift has not been lost on some customers.


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Tour Dates - Mike Ness

Solo shows for the Social D frontman...

May:
Fri 05/02/08 Indio, CA Empire Polo Field
Mon 05/05/08 Dallas, TX House Of Blues
Tue 05/06/08 Houston, TX The Meridian
Wed 05/07/08 New Orleans, LA House Of Blues
Fri 05/09/08 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse
Sun 05/11/08 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live!
Mon 05/12/08 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero Theatre
Tue 05/13/08 New York, NY Fillmore New York At Irving Plaza
Fri 05/16/08 Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony
Mon 05/19/08 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall
Tue 05/20/08 Chicago, IL Park West
Fri 05/23/08 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre
Sun 05/25/08 Aspen, CO Belly Up Aspen
Mon 05/26/08 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot

July:
Sat 07/05/08 Irvine, CA Oak Canyon Ranch

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Tour Dates - Stereophonics

Australian dates for the band from Wales...

April:
Wed 04/30/08 Perth, AUS Metro City

May:
Fri 05/02/08 Melbourne, AUS Forum Theatre
Mon 05/05/08 Sydney, AUS Metro Theatre
Tue 05/06/08 Newcastle, AUS Panthers
Thu 05/08/08 Sydney, AUS Metro Theatre
Fri 05/09/08 Fortitude Valley, AUS The Arena
Sun 05/11/08 Auckland, NZ Powerstation
Sat 05/31/08 Landgraaf, NET Megaland

June:
Sat 06/07/08 Nuremberg, GER Zeppelinfeld
Sun 06/08/08 Nurburg, GER Nurburg Ring

July:
Fri 07/11/08 Kinross, UK Balado
Sat 07/12/08 Naas, IRE Punchestown Racecourse

August:
Sat 08/16/08 Chelmsford, UK Hylands Park
Sun 08/17/08 Staffordshire, UK Weston Park

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The Money Shot: The Squeeze on Internet Radio, Amy Winehouse Naked (Gag!), and Is Michael Stipe's Sexually (Gay!) The World's Worst Kept Secret?

More headlines...


Amy Winehouse poses for naked photos
(NME)
MS: The singer appears nude – save for a strategically placed guitar and some duct tape over her nipples – in Easy Living's April issue.


REM frontman discusses sexuality (NME)
MS: "I was totally open with the band and my family and my friends and certainly the people I was sleeping with. I thought it was pretty obvious," Stipe said.

"Now I recognize that to have public figures be very open about their sexuality helps some kid somewhere out there."



Internet radio firms say royalties limiting choices
(Boston.com)
MS: "They'll push all of us out of business," said Johnie Floater, general manager of media for Live365. "Your Internet radio is going to sound like your AM and FM."


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Tour Dates - Rilo Kiley

Rilo Kiley takes their Moneymaker on the road...

April:
Thu 04/17/08 San Francisco, CA S.F. Design Center/Galleria
Sat 04/19/08 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
Sun 04/20/08 Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo
Wed 04/23/08 Santa Cruz, CA Rio Theatre
Thu 04/24/08 Pomona, CA Glass House
Sat 04/26/08 Indio, CA Empire Polo Field

May:
Thu 05/15/08 San Diego, CA Concerts In The Park
Mon 05/19/08 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
Tue 05/20/08 Omaha, NE Slowdown
Wed 05/21/08 Omaha, NE Slowdown
Thu 05/22/08 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
Fri 05/23/08 Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theater
Sat 05/24/08 Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre
Sun 05/25/08 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre
Mon 05/26/08 Cleveland, OH House Of Blues
Wed 05/28/08 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre
Fri 05/30/08 Worcester, MA The Palladium
Sat 05/31/08 Providence, RI Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel

June:
Sun 06/01/08 Northampton, MA Calvin Theater
Mon 06/02/08 New York, NY Terminal 5
Thu 06/05/08 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
Fri 06/06/08 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
Sat 06/07/08 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live!
Sun 06/08/08 Richmond, VA Toad's Place Of Richmond
Tue 06/10/08 Norfolk, VA NorVa
Wed 06/11/08 Asheville, NC Orange Peel
Thu 06/12/08 Charleston, SC Music Farm
Fri 06/13/08 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo Music Festival Grounds
Sun 06/15/08 Dallas, TX Palladium Ballroom
Mon 06/16/08 Austin, TX Stubb's Bar-B-Q

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Tour Dates - Pearl Jam

Are these the first of many summer dates?

June:
Wed 06/11/08 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
Thu 06/12/08 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum
Mon 06/16/08 Columbia, SC The Colonial Center
Tue 06/17/08 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach
Thu 06/19/08 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
Sun 06/22/08 Washington, DC Verizon Center
Tue 06/24/08 New York, NY Madison Square Garden Arena
Wed 06/25/08 New York, NY Madison Square Garden Arena
Fri 06/27/08 Hartford, CT New England Dodge Music Center
Mon 06/30/08 Mansfield, MA Tweeter Center For The Perf. Arts

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Tour Dates - Bob Schneider

The Scabs' frontman hits the road (mostly) in and out of Texas...

March:
19 - Atlanta, GA - Center Stage (Hotel Cafe Tour)
20 - Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle (Hotel Cafe Tour)
21 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
22 - Fort Worth, TX - The Aardvark
23 - Lubbock, TX - Easter Bash
24 - Phoenix, AZ - Rhythm Room
25 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up
26 - San Juan Capistrano, CA - Coach House
27 - Los Angeles, CA - Safari Sam's
28 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent
29 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
30 - Seattle, WA - Chop Suey
31 - Boise, ID - The Big Easy

April:
1 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Palladium
2 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theatre
4 - New Braunfels, TX - Gruene Hall
5 - Austin, TX - Nutty Brown Cafe
11 - Houston, TX - Bend Studio
12 - Austin, TX - Antone's
14 - Austin, TX - Saxon Pub
17 - Dallas, TX - Bend Studio
18 - Denton, TX - venue to be announced
19 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
21 - Austin, TX - Saxon Pub
24 - Fort Worth, TX - Bass Hall
26 - Houston, TX - Crawfish Fest
28 - Austin, TX - Saxon Pub

May:
2 - Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line Music Cafe
3 - Chicago, IL - Double Door
4 - St. Louis, MO - Blueberry Hill
5 - Indianapolis, IN - Music Mill
6 - Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe
7 - Boston, MA - Paradise
8 - New York, NY - Knitting Factory
9 - Alexandria, VA - Birchmere
10 - Pittsburgh, PA - Diesel
22 - Austin, TX - Stubb's BBQ
23 - Houston, TX - Meridian
24 - Austin, TX - Nutty Brown

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Cheap Thrills: Destroyer - Foam Hands

A free, legal download from Trouble In Dreams, out this week (courtesy of Merge Records)...

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MJTV: U2 with Bruce Springsteen - Stand By Me

The classic Ben E. King track from a 1987 show...



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Tour Dates - Cowboy Junkies

It's been 20 years since they broke through with The Trinity Sessions in 1988...

March:
Fri 03/21/08 Ann Arbor, MI The Ark
Sat 03/22/08 Columbus, OH Southern Theatre
Mon 03/24/08 Lawrence, KS Granada Theatre
Wed 03/26/08 Saint Louis, MO Sheldon Concert Hall
Thu 03/27/08 Louisville, KY Clifton Center
Fri 03/28/08 Iowa City, IA The Englert Civic Theatre
Sat 03/29/08 Chicago, IL Old Town School Of Folk Music

April:
Fri 04/25/08 Sparks, NV John Ascuaga's Nugget Hotel/Casino
Sat 04/26/08 Napa, CA Napa Valley Opera House
Sun 04/27/08 Santa Cruz, CA Rio Theatre
Mon 04/28/08 Oakland, CA Yoshi's Oakland
Wed 04/30/08 Little River, CA Heritage House

May:
Thu 05/01/08 Arcata, CA John Van Duzer Theatre
Fri 05/02/08 Redding, CA Cascade Theatre
Sat 05/03/08 Chico, CA Laxson Auditorium
Thu 05/29/08 Flagstaff, AZ The Orpheum Theater
Fri 05/30/08 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre
Sat 05/31/08 Taos, NM Solar Center

June:
Sun 06/01/08 Santa Fe, NM Lensic Performing Arts Center
Tue 06/03/08 Albuquerque, NM KiMo Theatre
Thu 06/05/08 Dallas, TX Lakewood Theater
Fri 06/06/08 Austin, TX One World Theatre
Sat 06/07/08 Austin, TX One World Theatre

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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Tour Dates - Stone Temple Pilots

A handful of dates for the reunited band...

May:
Sat 05/17/08 Columbus, OH Crew Stadium
Sun 05/18/08 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
Fri 05/23/08 Indianapolis, IN Indianapolis Motor Speedway

June:
Sun 06/01/08 Mansfield, MA Tweeter Center For The Perf. Arts

July:
Sat 07/12/08 Toronto, ON Downsview Park

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Cheap Thrills: The Whigs - Right Hand On My Heart

A free legal download from the Whigs' Mission Control...

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Tour Dates - Steve Earle

Steve's heading to Europe this summer...

March:
Fri 03/21/08 San Francisco, CA Palace Of Fine Arts Theatre
Sat 03/22/08 San Francisco, CA Palace Of Fine Arts Theatre
Sun 03/23/08 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up Tavern
Tue 03/25/08 Los Angeles, CA Royce Hall Auditorium

April:
Thu 04/10/08 Albany, NY The Egg
Fri 04/11/08 Woodstock, NY Bearsville Theater
Sat 04/12/08 Harrisburg, PA Whitaker Center
Mon 04/14/08 Roanoke, VA Shaftman Performance Hall
Tue 04/15/08 Charlottesville, VA Paramount Theater
Wed 04/16/08 Greensboro, NC Carolina Theatre
Fri 04/18/08 Charleston, SC Charleston Music Hall
Sat 04/19/08 Charlotte, NC McGlohon Theatre
Sun 04/20/08 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse
Tue 04/22/08 Nashville, TN City Hall
Wed 04/23/08 University, MS Ford Center For The Perf. Arts
Fri 04/25/08 Houston, TX Verizon Wireless Theater
Sat 04/26/08 Helotes, TX Floores Country Store
Sun 04/27/08 Austin, TX Paramount Theatre
Tue 04/29/08 Dallas, TX Lakewood Theater

May:
Thu 05/01/08 Lawrence, KS Liberty Hall
Fri 05/02/08 Lincoln, NE Rococo Theatre
Sat 05/03/08 Iowa City, IA The Englert Civic Theatre
Tue 05/06/08 Columbus, OH Southern Theatre
Wed 05/07/08 Burgettstown, PA Pepsi-Cola Roadhouse
Thu 05/08/08 State College, PA State Theatre
Thu 05/15/08 Rome, ITA Stazione Birra
Fri 05/16/08 Cortemaggiore, ITA Fillmore
Sat 05/17/08 Osimo, ITA Teatro La Nuova Fenice
Tue 05/20/08 Bern, SWI Bierhuebeli
Wed 05/21/08 Winterthur, SWI Salzhaus
Sat 05/24/08 Copenhagen, DEN Pumpehuset
Sun 05/25/08 Aarhus C, DEN Train
Tue 05/27/08 Bergen, NOR Ole Bull Scene
Wed 05/28/08 Stavanger, NOR Folken
Fri 05/30/08 Trondheim, NOR Rosendal
Sat 05/31/08 Oslo, NOR Rockefeller Music Hall

June:
Mon 06/02/08 Goteborg, SWI Storan
Tue 06/03/08 Stockholm, SWE Cirkus
Wed 06/04/08 Malmo, SWE KB Club
Sat 06/07/08 Oxford, UK Carling Academy Oxford
Sun 06/08/08 Norwich, UK Theatre Royal Norwich
Tue 06/10/08 Sheffield, UK City Hall
Wed 06/11/08 Brighton, UK Brighton Dome
Thu 06/12/08 Bristol, UK Colston Hall
Sat 06/14/08 Leicester, UK De Montfort Hall
Sun 06/15/08 Liverpool, UK Philharmonic Hall

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Tour Dates - Drive-By Truckers

DBT adds May dates...

March:
Thu 03/20/08 Montreal, QC Cabaret Music Hall
Fri 03/21/08 Northampton, MA Pearl Street
Sat 03/22/08 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
Tue 03/25/08 New Haven, CT Toad's Place
Wed 03/26/08 New York, NY Terminal 5
Thu 03/27/08 Philadelphia, PA The Fillmore - TLA
Fri 03/28/08 Richmond, VA The National Theater
Sat 03/29/08 Asheville, NC Orange Peel

May:
Thu 05/01/08 Chattanooga, TN Rhythm & Brews
Fri 05/02/08 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue
Sat 05/03/08 Chicago, IL Metro / Smart Bar
Tue 05/06/08 Pontiac, MI The Crofoot
Wed 05/07/08 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
Thu 05/08/08 Harrisburg, PA Dragonfly
Fri 05/09/08 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
Sat 05/10/08 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
Mon 05/12/08 Greenville, SC The Handlebar
Tue 05/13/08 Carrboro, NC Cat's Cradle
Wed 05/14/08 Carrboro, NC Cat's Cradle
Thu 05/15/08 Charleston, SC Music Farm
Fri 05/16/08 Saint Petersburg, FL Jannus Landing
Sat 05/17/08 Jacksonville, FL Freebird Live

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MJTV: Eddie Vedder - No More

Vedder's latest is for the award-winning documentary Body of War...



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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The Money Shot: Tossing Peas With BYOP, Banning Kate Moss and Why SXSW Doesn't Want You To Party...

The latest news...

Heavy Meddle: Music Festival Limits the Party (WSJ)
MS: Music fans have long been conditioned to cringe at such corporate displays and admire the free-spirited folks who organize music festivals. But at the 22-year-old SXSW, as this event is known, the tables have turned. The festival folks, not Big Business, are looking like the heavies. The reason: Parties like the one Wednesday night aren't sanctioned by SXSW, which has increasingly gone to great lengths to discourage or shut them down. They're calling in complaints to fire marshals and taking party promoters to court.


Kills frontman bans Kate Moss on stage (Music-News.com)
MS: "Alison has told Kate to keep her boundaries and keep away from the microphone. Alison and Jamie have worked for years to make a name for themselves and have only recently had the success she thinks they deserve. She sees Kate as a spanner in the works and, until she came along, Alison always came first with Jamie."


Be Your Own Pet spark mass food fight in London (NME)
MS: Do you want to have to throw away your underwear because it's stained with peas and ketchup? Do you want to wash spaghetti o's out of your hair for a week? No, you don’t. Be thankful this was tame.


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MJTV: Spoon - You Got Yr Cherry Bomb

The latest from Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga...



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Tour Dates - The Kills

Adding some May dates...

March:
Thu 03/20/08 Lille, FRA Aeronef
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 Centre
Thu 03/27/08 Oxford, UK Carling Academy Oxford

April:
Sat 04/12/08 Oporto, POR Casa Da Musica
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:
Thu 05/01/08 New York, NY Webster Hall
Fri 05/02/08 Washington, DC Black Cat
Wed 05/07/08 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
Sun 05/11/08 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social Club
Wed 05/14/08 Vancouver, BC Richard's On Richards Cabaret
Thu 05/15/08 Seattle, WA Neumo's
Fri 05/16/08 Portland, OR Berbati's Pan
Sat 05/17/08 San Francisco, CA Slim's
Mon 05/19/08 San Diego, CA The Casbah
Wed 05/21/08 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre
Thu 05/22/08 Phoenix, AZ The Brickhouse
Sat 05/24/08 Austin, TX The Parish Room
Sun 05/25/08 Dallas, TX House Of Blues - Cambridge Room
Tue 05/27/08 Nashville, TN The Mercy Lounge
Wed 05/28/08 Atlanta, GA The EARL

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