Monday, July 30, 2007

MTJV: The White Stripes - Icky Thump

Official video for the title track...

MJTV: The Bravery - Time Won't Let Me Go

MJTV: Tim Armstrong - Into Action

First single from the Rancid singer's solo debut...

MJTV: The National - Fake Empire

Making their network TV debut on Letterman...

MJTV: Plain White Ts - Hey There Delilah

Just one question... are there a lot of school-aged girls named Delilah these days? Are there any??

MJTV: Travis - Closer

If Travis worked in a grocery store with Ben Stiller, it'd be something like this...

R.I.P Tom Snyder

Tom Snyder, host of some of the best TV of the late 70's, early 80's (and even into the 90's with the Late Late Show) has passed away. At the time (before MTV launched in 1981), his show was the only place on American TV where you could see the likes of the Sex Pistols, the Clash or Elvis Costello. He had the last John Lennon interview and the first US appearance for U2. I remember how pissed I was when his show was replaced by some unknown named Letterman.

Tom was intense, smart and took no prisoners. He'll be missed. Here are some classic clips to remember him by...

A assortment of clips featuring Lennon, Elton John, Spielberg, U2, Hitchcock, Charles Manson, Ali...

U2's American TV debut... "we will be hearing a great deal of the U2 in this country in the months and years to come..."

The Clash in 1981...

A beat-up Iggy Pop...

The classic second half of his P.I.L. interview with John Lydon...

With the members of Kiss... this interview was rumored to have been the catalyst behind their break-up back then.

Arguing with Howard Stern...

TiVo Alert

This week's late night musical highlights including a rare 3 show appearance by Glen Hansard (of The Frames) & Marketa Irglova from the movie "Once"...

Monday - The Bravery (Letterman), Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova (Leno), Marc Broussard (Conan), Velvet Revolver (Kimmel)
Tuesday - Gogol Bordello (Letterman), John Butler Trio (Leno), Tegan & Sara (Conan), Lily Allen (Carson Daly)
Wednesday - Angelique Kidjo (Letterman), Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova (Late Late Show)
Thursday - Mavis Staples (Conan)
Friday - Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova (Carson Daly), Rooney (Kimmel)

Saturday, July 28, 2007

MJTV: Matthew Ryan - Closing In

Check out this great video from the upcoming Matthew Ryan release "MRVSS"

Most Wanted: 7.28.07

Here's the weekly Musical Justice Top 20 based on airplay...

Rank Artist - Song (Audience)
1. Amy Winehouse - You Know I'm No Good (696)
2. Kings of Leon - On Call (692)
3. Spoon - The Underdog (686)
4. Social Distortion - Far Behind (676)
5. Matthew Ryan - American Dirt (675)
6. Interpol - The Heinrich Maneuver (669)
7. Queens Of The Stone Age - Sick, Sick, Sick (664)
8. Modest Mouse - Missed the Boat (649)
9. The White Stripes - Icky Thump (644)
10. Plain White T's - Hey There Delilah (633)
11. Snow Patrol - Signal Fire (396)
12. Wilco - Walken (384)
13. The Bravery - Time Won't Let Me Go (384)
14. The National - Fake Empire (381)
15. Dolores O'Riordan - Ordinary Day (381)
16. Iron & Wine - Boy With A Coin (378)
17. Travis - Closer (377)
18. Tim Armstrong - Into Action (371)
19. Grant-Lee Phillips - Soft Asylum (No Way Out) (368)
20. Kanye West - Stronger (367)

Friday, July 27, 2007

The Money Shot: 7.27.07

Today's headlines...

The Mendoza Line Go Down Swinging (Chart Attack)
MS: The Mendoza Line's husband and wife team of Tim Bracy and Shannon McArdle have called it quits, bringing an end to both their marriage and their collaboration in the rootsy pop-rock band.

Dave Grohl Says Foo Fighters Haven't Gone Soft (MTV)
MS: "I still listen to Slayer once a week," he said. "But a lot of people who came to see us on our first tour in '95 might have been 22 then, and now they're as old as me. It's all about musical exploration," he continued. "We have moments of kick-you-in-the-teeth rock stuff, but there's a lot of power in that lower dynamic too. To be able to get a room to pin-drop silence with an acoustic song that means something is sometimes even more powerful than all the lights and lasers and amps in the world."

The Coral: 'We talked about splitting up' (NME)
MS: "It's crushing when you think about it," Skelly added. "But it's reality, isn't it. I think you need it to happen to remind you of how much you love it [being in the band]."

DIY: The New Trend In Music (icWales)
MS: “Mind, we are more likely to say we are rubbish and not brilliant in press releases. That’s the worst thing about doing it yourself, you need to learn how to sell yourself.”

Tegan & Sara ready to face the future (L.A. Times)
MS: "It's kind of an obsession," Tegan admitted, describing the band's latest cut with long bangs and shaved sides as the "flop-hawk." "We refuse to let just anyone touch our hair. It becomes this thing: How do we route our tour so we can get back for a haircut?"

Prince's Experiment With Free CDs Raises a Ruckus (CMT)
MS: Prince's overall logic? Well, his last CD sold only 80,000 copies in the UK. As a so-called heritage artist (meaning one who's been around a while and doesn't sell millions of CDs anymore), he figures since his main income derives from selling concert tickets and merchandise, including sales of his previous CDs, it makes sense to try to attract new listeners and expand his fan base. And offering free music may be the best way to do that.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

On The Road Again

Duluth, MN Bayfront Festival Park (August 14)
Winnipeg, Manitoba Burton Cummings Theatre (15)
Calgary, Alberta Jubilee Auditorium (17)
Edmonton, Alberta Jubilee Auditorium (18)
Vancouver, British Columbia Malkin Bowl (20)
Seattle, WA Marymoor Park (21)
Troutdale, OR Edgefield (22)
Berkeley, CA Greek Theatre (24)
Santa Barbara, CA County Bowl (26)
San Diego, CA SDSU Open Air Theater (27)
Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre (29)
Denver, CO Fillmore Auditorium (1, 2)
Madison, WI Overture Hall (11)
Chicago, IL Pritzker Pavilion (12)
Southaven, MS Snowden Grove Amphitheatre (13)
Dallas, TX Palladium Ballroom (14)
Austin, TX Austin City Limits Festival (16)
Little Rock, AR Robinson Auditorium (18)
Columbia, MO 9th Street Summerfest (19)
Louisville, KY Louisville Slugger Field (21)
New Orleans, LA Voodoo Music Experience (October 26-28)

The Black Lips

Athens, GA - 40 Watt Club (September 12)
Baltimore, MD - Sonar (14)
Washington, DC - Black Cat (15)
Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore at TLA (16)
New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom (18)
Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg (19)
Worcester, MA - The Grind (Clark University) (20)
Cambridge, MA - Middle East (21)
Montreal, Quebec - La Sala Rossa (22)
Toronto, Ontario - The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern (23)
Detroit, MI - Magic Stick (25)
Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom (26)
Chicago, IL - Logan Square Auditorium (28)
Milwaukee, WI - Mad Planet (29)
Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock (30)
Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room (October 2)
Kansas City, MO - Grand Emporium (3)
Dallas, TX - The Loft (4)
Austin, TX - Emo's (5)
Houston, TX - The Engine Room (6)
New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks (7)
Vancouver, British Columbia - Richards on Richards (11)
Seattle, WA - Crocodile Café (12)
Pomona, CA - Glass House (17)
West Hollywood, CA - Troubadour (19)
Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex (20)

Okkervil River
08-30 Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad
08-31 Phoenix, AZ - The Brickhouse
09-03 San Diego, CA - Casbah *
09-04 Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour *
09-05 San Francisco, CA - Independent *
09-08 Portland, OR - Berbati's Pan (MusicFest NW) *
09-09 Vancouver, British Columbia - Richard's on Richards *
09-10 Seattle, WA - Neumos *
09-13 Denver, CO - Marquee Theater *
09-14 Omaha, NE - Waiting Room *
09-15 Iowa City, IA - Picador *
09-17 Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theatre *
09-18 Chicago, IL - Logan Square Auditorium *
09-19 Urbana, IL - The Canopy Club (Pygmalion Festival) *
09-21 Toronto, Ontario - Lee's Palace *
09-22 Hamilton, Ontario - Pepper Jack's Café *
09-23 Montreal, Quebec - La Sala Rossa *
09-24 Burlington, VT - Higher Ground *
09-25 Boston, MA - Middle East *
09-26 Northampton, MA - Pearl Street *
09-28 New York, NY - Webster Hall *
09-29 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's *
09-30 Washington, DC - Rock and Roll Hotel *
10-02 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle *
10-03 Athens, GA - 40 Watt *
10-04 Tallahassee, FL - Club Downunder *
10-06 Houston, TX - Walter's on Washington *
11-06 Colchester, England - Arts Centre
11-07 Nottingham, England - The Social
11-08 Newcastle, England - Newcastle University
11-09 Glasgow, Scotland - Nice N Sleazy
11-10 Manchester, England - Roadhouse
12-04 Brighton, England - Pressure Point
12-05 Liverpool, England - Academy
12-06 Dublin, Ireland - Whelans
12-07 Leeds, England - Brudenell Social Club
12-08 Cardiff, England - Barfly
12-09 London, England - Luminaire

* with Damien Jurado

The Money Shot: 7.26.07

Today's headlines...

Yeah Yeah Yeahs Working Slowly On New Tunes (Billboard)
The Money Shot: "It shows the raw, sexual side of us that's been there since day one. It's something as natural to us as flying is to birds,"

Von Bondies Roar Back With 'Love, Hate' (Billboard)
MS: "When we got off of touring 'Pawn Shoppe Heart,' we were so exhausted," Stollsteimer recalls. "In my own head, I was like, 'I don't want to ever do it again.' But these three years have revived my energy to do it again. I wanted to get out and keep the momentum going, of course, but the truth is the momentum wasn't, like, millions of records, although it was really good. Most people knew us as the band who sang this one song ('C'mon C'mon') and not really who the band was or anything like that. So in that regard it didn't make sense to put out records two years ago. It wouldn't have been as good as it is today."

Off The Record (Prospect Magazine)
MS: Groups used to tour, often at a loss, to stimulate sales of their latest album. Now it's the other way around. Hence the widely reported decision earlier this year by the Crimea, a band previously signed to Warner Bros, to release their new album as a free download. The band explained this not as an anarcho-hippie gesture in support of the principle that music ought to be free, but as a sensible promotional tactic. Their hope is that by disseminating their music online, they will expand their fan base and increase their returns from touring. Having seen the small size of the cheques they got from Warner, they know where not to look for their future income.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

The Money Shot: 7.25.07

Today's headlines...

Alicia Keys is 'dying to work with' The White Stripes (NME)
The Money Shot: "Me and The White Stripes are going to do something crazy. We tried to work something out for this record, but the timing got a little crazy and it didn't come off. I know we can do something next time around."

The Hives unveil new look at secret show (NME)
MS: "You know what they say always leave them wanting more? That's what bands who don't play any good songs say, we could play 50 more songs and you'd want more!"

Green Day Cover 'Simpsons' Theme Song (MTV)
MS: reports that Warner Bros. will issue a single of the song on July 24, three days before the flick hits theaters, while Fox Music will issue a digital version of the score through its Web site and Extreme Music will ship 25,000 copies of the set — in pink doughnut cases! — to Best Buy, Circuit City, Wal-Mart and Barnes & Noble. ...

Dr. Martens kills dead rocker ads (
MS: The famous footwear's parent company, Airwair Ltd., apologized in a statement for the ads' use of the images of dead rockers Kurt Cobain, Joe Strummer, Joey Ramone, and Sid Vicious wearing Dr. Martens in heaven. The company said that it has terminated its relationship with advertising giant Saatchi & Saatchi, which created the ads.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

The Money Shot: 7.24.07

Today's headlines...

Webcasting Royalties: A Modest Proposal (Wired)
The Money Shot: At stake is the future of net radio -- a market that may seem like a niche sideline today but one that could explode with the emergence of ubiquitous broadband over Wi-Fi and next-generation wireless networks. Decisions made now could have an enormous impact on how we consume music in the coming years and decades. Suffice to say it's in no one's interest to kill net radio.

Social Distortion Compiling Cuts For New Album (Billboard)
The Money Shot: In terms of the band's follow-up to 2004's "Sex, Love, and Rock'N'Roll," Ness says, "We have a dozen ideas at least -- a lot of songs that didn't make the last record. They didn't make it not necessarily because they weren't good enough. I have demos from 1994 that I'm revisiting -- great ideas that didn't get finished. You know, maybe they needed a better chorus or something. Also, I just want to create some new stuff entirely."

Joe Pernice at Work on Book, Smiths Screenplay (Pitchfork)
MS: Not only that, but he's currently getting a screenplay together-- along with actor Neal Huff-- based on his entry in the 33 1/3 "books about albums" series. Pernice picked the Smiths' sophomore LP Meat Is Murder for his 2003 treatise, and though some part of us hopes the film consists of Joe sitting in a room listening to "Rusholme Ruffians", we're guessing it'll have more to do with the strong semi-autobiographical thread running through his 33 1/3 volume's narrative.

The Donnas Prep 'Bitchin' New Album (Billboard)
MS: The Donnas have unveiled additional details about their new album and label, first tipped by Billboard last month. The group has set a Sept. 18 release date for "Bitchin'," which will be issued by its own Purple Feather label through Red Eye. It's the Donnas' first release since parting with Atlantic after two albums.

The Hives to play intimate London shows (NME)
MS: In a statement singer Howlin Pelle Almqvist said: "At times it has felt like we are prisoners to our own creativity and that it is taking a long time. At this time we have a lot of songs. In the past we only had what was on each album. We ask you to bear with us as we take the time to wrestle this onto an album. An album of inhuman proportions. Hope all of you will enjoy it."

On The Road Again

Paolo Nutini
August 2007
3 - Atlantic City, NJ - Borgata Spa and Resort
4 - Baltimore, MD - Virgin Festival
5 - Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza

September 2007
7 - Buffalo, NY - Albright-Knox Art Gallery
8 - Toronto, Ontario - Toronto Islands Park
9 - Montreal, Quebec - Parc Jean Drapeau
10 - South Burlington, VT - Higher Ground Ballroom
12 - New York, NY - Central Park SummerStage*
13 - Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theatre*
14 - Austin, TX - Stubb's Bar-B-Q
15 - Austin, TX - Zilker Park/Austin City Limits Festival
18-19 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern*
21-22 - San Francisco, CA - Warfield Theatre*
23 - Del Mar, CA - Del Mar Fairgrounds
24 - Vancouver, British Columbia - Orpheum Theatre*
25 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre*
26 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
28 - Minneapolis, MN - State Theater*
29 - Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom*

October 2007
1 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrew's Hall
2 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
4 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
5 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live
6 - Boston, MA - Avalon Ballroom
8 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls Theater
10 - Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room
11 - Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater
12 - Madison, WI - Barrymore Theatre
13 - Des Moines, IA - Val Air Ballroom
14 - Saint Louis, MO - The Pageant
16 - Omaha, NE - Sokol Auditorium
17 - Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theatre
19 - Park City, UT - Harry O's
21 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
23 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues
24 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
26 - Nashville, TN - Wildhorse
27 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
28 - New Orleans, LA - Voodoo Island

*Co-headlining with Amy Winehouse

Cold War Kids
August 2007
1 - Mississauga, Ontario - Arrow Hall
2 - Sterling Heights, MI - Freedom Hill Amphitheater
4 - Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza
6 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
9 - Fairfax, VA - Patriot Center
10 - Philadelphia, PA - Penn's Landing
11 - Boston, MA - Agganis Arena

September 2007
8 - Madison, WI - Willow Island at Alliant
16 - Austin, TX - Stubb's BBQ
18 - San Diego, CA - Bayside Concerts @ the Embarcadero
19 - Inglewood, CA - The Forum
21 - Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre
22 - San Diego, CA - San Diego Street Scene
24 - Anchorage, AK - William A. Egan Civic Center
26-27 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Ballroom
28 - Nampa, ID - Idaho Center
29 - West Valley City, UT - The E Center
30 - Jackson Hole, WY - Snow King Center

October 2007
2 - Rapid City, SC - Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
3 - Fargo, ND - Fargo Civic Auditorium
4 - Lincoln, NE - Pershing Center Auditorium
6-7 - Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom
11 - Albuquerque, NM - Kiva Auditorium

Grizzly Bear
08-26 New York, NY - Beacon Theatre (826NYC benefit) *$
08-29 Brooklyn, NY - McCarren Park Pool *!
09-06 Seattle, WA - Neumos #
09-07 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge (Musicfest NW) ^
09-18 Northampton, MA - Pearl Street
09-19 Buffalo, NY - Traif Music Hall
09-20 Toronto, Ontario - The Mod Club
09-21 London, Ontario - Lola Festival
09-22 Ottawa, Ontario - Christ Church Cathedral
09-23 Burlington, VT - Higher Ground

* with Feist
$ with Carl Newman, Jim James
! with Kevin Drew
# with Deerhunter
^ with Eric Bachmann, AU, Tiny Vipers

Tori Amos
October 2007
9 - Albany, NY - Palace Theatre
11-12 - New York, NY - Theater at Madison Square Garden
13 - Syracuse, NY - Landmark Theatre
15 - Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theatre
18 - Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre
21 - Montreal, Quebec - Place des Arts
23 - Toronto, Ontario - Hummingbird Centre
24 - Buffalo, NY - Shea's Performing Arts Center
26 - Washington, DC - DAR Constitution Hall
27 - Detroit, MI - Fox Theatre
28 - Louisville, KY - Louisville Palace Theatre
30 - Pittsburgh, PA - Benedum Center

November 2007
1 - Cleveland, OH - to be announced
2 - Indianapolis, IN - to be announced
3 - Milwaukee, WI - to be announced
5 - Chicago, IL - to be announced
7 - Minneapolis, MN - to be announced
9 - Lawrence, KS - to be announced
10 - Omaha, NE - to be announced
12 - Nashville, TN - to be announced
13 - Charlotte, NC - to be announced
14 - Atlanta, GA - to be announced
21 - West Palm Beach, FL - to be announced
24 - Dallas, TX - to be announced
25 - Houston, TX - to be announced
26 - Austin, TX - to be announced
28 - Denver, CO - to be announced
29 - Salt Lake City, UT - to be announced

December 2007
3 - Vancouver, British Columbia - to be announced
4 - Portland, OR - to be announced
5 - Seattle, WA - to be announced
7 - San Francisco, CA - to be announced
17 - Los Angeles, CA - to be announced

Arcade Fire
September 2007
15 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Festival
17 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
20 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl
30 - St. Paul, MN - Roy Wilkins Auditorium

October 2007
3 - Louisville, KY - Waterfront Park
5 - Columbus, OH - LC Pavilion
6 - New York, NY - Randall's Island

August 2007
29 - New York, NY - McCarren Park Pool

September 2007
7 - Buffalo, NY - Albright-Knox Art Gallery
8 - Montreal, Quebec - Osheaga Festival
9 - Burlington, VT - Flynn Theatre
11 - Baltimore, MD - Ram's Head Live
12 - Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theatre
13 - Pittsburgh, PA - Carnegie Music Hall
14 - Grantham, PA - Messiah College
15 - Ann Arbor, MI - Michigan Theatre

MJTV: Charlotte Gainsbourg - 5:55

Sexy, elegant and melancholy...

MJTV: The Go! Team - Grip Like A Vice

First vid from the upcoming release scheduled for September...

MJTV: Wilco - Box Full Of Letters

Vintage Wilco track from "A.M." with early members Ken Coomer and Jay Bennett...

MJTV: Wilco - Walken

Live version of the current "Sky Blue Sky" track from last year's Lollapalooza. Tweedy's in one of his furry phases...

MJTV: The Magic Numbers - This Is A Song

Not really a band made for videos, but a great song with a 70's vibe from "Those The Brokes"...

MJTV: Arctic Monkeys - Fluorescent Adolescent

The Monkeys' latest is a brawling clown video with a touch of Radiohead and Tarantino for good measure...

MJTV: Interpol - The Heinrich Maneuver

Very strange one-shot video for the lead single from the new Interpol CD...

MJTV: Queens Of The Stone Age - Sick, Sick, Sick

Rockin' vid from Era Vulgaris, probably not good to watch on a full stomach...

MJTV: Travis - Selfish Jean

Got to see these guys last night in Lawrence, KS. Great show! Here's a video from the latest "The Boy With No Name" featuring The Daily Show's Demetri Martin...

Monday, July 23, 2007

TiVo Alert

This week's musical highlights on late night TV...

Monday - The Saints (Late Late Show), Dolores O'Riordan (Carson Daly), Dr. Dog (C0nan)
Tuesday - The National (Letterman), Mary Weiss (Conan), Emily Haines (Carson Daly)
Wednesday - Ben Kweller (Carson Daly), Editors (Kimmel)
Thursday - Yeah Yeah Yeahs (Letterman), Satellite Party (Leno), Pete Yorn (Conan)
Friday - Buffalo Tom (Letterman), The Cribs (Late Late Show), Silversun Pickups (Carson Daly)

Most Wanted: 7.20.07

Here's the weekly top 20 on Musical Justice according to our airplay...

Rank Title - Artist (Label) Audience Spins
1. On Call - Kings Of Leon (RCA) 457 16
2. Icky Thump - The White Stripes (Third Man) 431 15
3. Sick, Sick, Sick - Queens Of The Stone Age (Interscope) 423 18
4. You Know I'm No Good - Amy Winehouse (Universal Republic) 409 14
5. Missed The Boat - Modest Mouse (Epic) 351 16
6. No Cars Go - Arcade Fire (Merge) 349 12
7. The Heinrich Maneuver - Interpol (Capitol) 320 14
8. Soft Asylum (No Way Out) - Grant-Lee Phillips (Zoe) 310 10
9. Lazy Eye - Silversun Pickups (Dangerbird) 288 10
10. Fluorescent Adolescent - Arctic Monkeys (Domino) 274 10
11. Chelsea Dagger - The Fratellis (Fallout) 261 8
12. Big Wheel - Tori Amos (Epic) 233 14
13. Ordinary Day - Dolores O'Riordan (Sanctuary) 220 8
14. Selfish Jean - Travis (Independiente) 222 5
15. 5:55 - Charlotte Gainsbourg (Because) 213 8
16. Wish Upon A Dog Star - Satellite Party (Columbia) 210 7
17. This Is A Song - The Magic Numbers (Astralwerks) 208 4
18. Signal Fire - Snow Patrol (Record Collection) 203 8
19. Walken - Wilco (Nonesuch) 197 12
20. Time Won't Let Me Go - The Bravery (Island) 201 8

Friday, July 20, 2007

On The Road Again

Arctic Monkeys:
07-19 Vigo, Spain - Auditorio del Parque de Castrelos
07-21 Valencia, Spain - Festival Internacional de Benicàssim
07-22 Nimes, France - Les Arenes Festival
07-24 Nyon, Switzerland - Paléo Festival
07-28 Manchester, England - Lancashire County Cricket Ground *#^
07-29 Manchester, England - Lancashire County Cricket Ground *#^
08-03 Sydney, Australia - Hordern Pavilion
08-04 Brisbane, Australia - The Tivoli
08-05 Byron Bay, Australia - Splendour in the Grass
08-07 Melbourne, Australia - Festival Hall
08-11 Osaka, Japan - Summersonic
08-12 Tokyo, Japan - Summersonic
09-01 Ibiza, Spain - Bar M (Ibiza Rocks)
09-05 New York, NY - Rumsey Playfield (Central Park Summerstage) *
09-06 Providence, RI - Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
09-08 Toronto, Ontario - Island Park (Virgin Festival)
09-09 Montreal, Quebec - Parc Jean-Drapeau (Osheaga Festival)
09-11 Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
09-12 Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom
09-13 Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theatre
09-15 Austin, TX - Zilker Park (Austin City Limits Festival)
09-16 Dallas, TX - The Palladium Ballroom
09-17 Houston, TX - Verizon Wireless Theater $
09-18 New Orleans, LA - House of Blues *
09-21 Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
09-22 Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre
09-23 Del Mar, CA - Del Mar Fairgrounds (Street Scene Festival)
09-25 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium
09-27 San Francisco, CA - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
09-28 Eugene, OR - McDonald Theater
09-29 Seattle, WA - WaMu Theater
09-30 Vancouver, British Columbia - PNE Forum
10-26 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Marina del Gloria
10-28 São Paulo, Brazil - Skol Arena
10-31 Curitiba, Brazil - Pedreira Paulo Leminski

* with the Coral
# with Supergrass
^ with Amy Winehouse, the Parrots
$ with Queens of the Stone Age

Rilo Kiley:
September 2007
6 - San Francisco, CA - Warfield
7 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
8 - Seattle, WA - Showbox
10 - Orem, UT - McKay Events Center (supporting Modest Mouse)
11 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
12 - Columbia, MO - University of Missouri/Jesse Auditorium
13 - Omaha, NE - Sokol Auditorium
14 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
15 - Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre
17 - Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre
18 - Toronto, Ontario - Phoenix Theatre
19 - Montreal, Quebec - La Tulipe
21 - Boston, MA - Avalon
22-23 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
25 - Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero
26-27 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
28 - Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
29 - Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse

October 2007
1 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution
2 - Lake Buena Vista, FL - House of Blues Orlando
4 - New Orleans, LA - Republic
5 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
6 - Dallas, TX - Palladium
7 - Austin, TX - Stubb's BBQ
9 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre
10 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
12 - San Diego, CA - SOMA
13 - Las Vegas, NV - The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel
15 - Santa Monica, CA - Santa Monica Civic Auditorium

Iron & Wine:
08-09 London, England - The Spitz
09-27 Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre
09-28 Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theater
09-29 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
09-30 New York, NY - Town Hall Theatre
10-23 Leeds, England - City Varieties Music Hall
10-24 Gateshead, England - Sage
10-25 Manchester, England - Academy 2
10-26 Belfast, Northern Ireland - Belfast Festival
10-27 Dublin, Ireland - Temple Bar
10-28 Bristol, England - St. George's
10-29 Edinburgh, Scotland - Queen's Hall
10-31 London, England - Shepherd's Bush Empire

The Money Shot: 7.20.07

Today's headlines...

They've Got It Covered (New York Post)
The Money Shot: What are the best covers of all time? They're the versions that make you forget there was ever an original, Janis Joplin doing "Me and Bobby McGee" or Soft Cell's take on "Tainted Love." Or, perhaps, it's a track that's so brilliantly redone in a different style, it finds a whole new generation of fans - such as Cake's understated redo of Gloria Gaynor's disco-hit "I Will Survive," or Johnny Cash's heartwrenching take on synth gods Depeche Mode.

Farrell Taking Lollapalooza Into The Green, Black (Billboard)
MS: Farrell reminded the press, Lollapalooza is "first and foremost a music festival," and he's ready for a full weekend with 130 acts slated for the nine stages. "We're going to have generations there," Farrell noted, specifying Iggy Pop & the Stooges and Patti Smith, who he called "the female counterpart to Iggy Pop." He explained that Smith's performance will provide context for the likes of Amy Winehouse and Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. "I think when all these women get together it will be ... fantastic and magical."

Smiths reunion ruled out by bassist and drummer (NME)
MS: Former bassist with The Smiths Andy Rourke has quashed hopes for a future Smiths reunion, insisting Morrissey is impossible to even contact, let alone coax into reforming... "He makes himself unavailable. He only communicates in postcards. But I suppose time is a great healer, and can change your perception of people," he told fans, implying they would have to patch up their relationship before any reunion could take place.

MJTV: CPDRC Inmates - Thriller

Simply one of the strangest videos I've ever seen. CPDRC = Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center in Cebu, Phillipines. Don't miss the dude in drag playing the "girlfriend"...

Cheap Thrills: Fionn Regan - Be Good or Be Gone

Here's a free legal download of the lead track from the Dublin singer-songwriter's debut, "The End of History"...(courtesy of SXSW)

Fionn Regan - Be Good or Be Gone

Thursday, July 19, 2007

MJTV: The Jam - Going Underground

After watching the Kaisers, I had to dig around for this classic track...

MJTV: Kaiser Chiefs - Everything Is Average Nowadays

Another KC single from "Yours Truly, Angry Mob"...

MJTV: The Automatic Automatic - Raoul

Finally released in the States after some naming issues... in the UK, they are simply The Automatic, these guys were a fav at this year's SXSW...

MJTV: Blonde Redhead - The Dress

New video from "23"...

On The Road Again

Ted Leo & The Pharmacists
08-01 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom
08-03 Chicago, IL - Grant Park (Lollapalooza)
08-05 Covington, KY - Madison Theater (Sonic Muse Festival)
08-06 Nashville, TN - Exit/In
08-07 Birmingham, AL - Bottletree
08-08 Roswell, GA - WhirlyBall Atlanta
08-09 Athens, GA - 40 Watt Club (Athens Popfest)
08-10 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
08-11 Towson, MD - Recher Theatre
08-12 Brooklyn, NY - McCarren Park Pool
09-01 Oakland, CA - Art & Soul Festival
09-03 Seattle, WA - Bumbershoot Festival (two shows)
10-05 Montreal, Quebec - Main Hall (Pop Montreal)
10-06 Ottawa, Ontario - Barrymore
10-07 Toronto, Ontario - The Mod Club
10-26 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
10-27 Claremont, CA - Pomona College
10-28 Anaheim, CA - House of Blues
10-30 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre
10-31 Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern LG

The Killers
September 2007
4 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
5 - Council Bluffs, IA - Mid America Center
7 - Cleveland, OH - Wolstein Center
8 - Columbus, OH - Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
9 - Toronto, Ontario - V Fest Canada
11 - Louisville, KY - Palace Theatre
13 - Grand Prairie, TX - Nokia Live
14 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Festival
15 - Houston, TX - Reliant Center
17 - El Paso, TX - Abraham Chavez Theater
23 - Del Mar, CA - Street Scene Festival

On The Road Again

Kaiser Chiefs
07-19 Florence, Italy - Italia Wave Love Festival
07-22 Weston-super-Mare, England - T4 on the Beach
07-28 Yuzawa-machi, Japan - Fuji Rock Festival
07-31 Perth, Australia - Metro City
08-02 Brisbane, Australia - Arena Nightclub
08-04 Byron Bay, Australia - Splendour in the Grass
08-05 Sydney, Australia - Hordern Pavilion
08-06 Melbourne, Australia - Festival Hall
08-16 Hasselt, Belgium - Pukkelpop Festival
08-17 Salzburg, Austria - Frequency Festival
08-18 Biddinghuizen, Netherlands - Lowlands
08-24 Edinburgh, Scotland - Meadowbank Stadium
08-26 Dublin, Ireland - Marley Park
08-27 Hamburg, Germany - Stadtpark
08-28 Ibiza, Spain - Bar M
09-14 Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Festival
09-16 Mexico City, Mexico - Salon 21
09-18 Dallas, TX - House of Blues *
09-19 Houston, TX - Warehouse Live *
09-21 Nashville, TN - City Hall *
09-22 Atlanta, GA - The Roxy *
09-25 Detroit, MI - Majestic Theatre *
09-26 Toronto, Ontario - Carlu Theatre *
09-29 New York, NY - Beacon Theatre *
11-21 Exeter, England - Westpoint Arena
11-22 Bournemouth, England - BIC
11-24 Cardiff, Wales - Cardiff International Arena
11-26 Birmingham, England - NIA
11-28 Nottingham, England - Nottingham Arena
11-30 Manchester, England - Manchester Evening News Arena
12-01 Manchester, England - Manchester Evening News Arena
12-03 Sheffield, England - Hallam FM Arena
12-04 Hull, England - Hull Arena
12-10 Newcastle, England - Metro Radio Arena
12-14 London, England - Earls Court
12-15 London, England - Earls Court

* with White Rabbits, Datarock

Arctic Monkeys
New York, NY Central Park Summerstage (September 5)
Toronto, ON Virgin Festival (8)
Montreal, QC Osheaga Festival (9)
Austin, TX Austin City Limits (15)
Dallas, TX The Palladium Ballroom (16)
New Orleans, LA House of Blues (18)
Seattle, WA WaMu Theater (29)

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

MJTV: Ryan Adams - Two

Live acoustic in-studio performance with the Cardinals from "Easy Tiger"...

MJTV: Social Distortion - Far Behind

Social D performs their new single at a soundcheck...

The Money Shot: 7.18.07

Today's headlines...

Arctics, Winehouse Make Mercury Prize Shortlist (Billboard)
The Money Shot: Arctic Monkeys and Winehouse have been installed by William Hill bookmakers as early joint favorites to take the prize, with odds of 4/1. Dizzee Rascal has odds of 8/1. The other nominees, with William Hill odds, are: Bat for Lashes' "Fur and Gold" (Echo/EMI) (10/1); Fionn Regan's "The End of History" (Lost Highway) (10/1); New Young Pony Club's "Fantastic Playroom" (Modular) (12/1); Klaxons' "Myths of the Near Future" (Rinse/Polydor) (8/1); the Young Knives' "Voices of Animals and Men" (Transgressive) (10/1); Maps' "We Can Create" (Mute) (12/1); the View's "Hats Off to the Buskers" (1965) (8/1); Jamie T's "Panic Prevention" (Virgin) (8/1); and Basquiat Strings' "Basquiat Strings with Seb Rochford" (F-Ire) (12/1).

Mercury Prize shortlist : who's who (NME)
This year's Mercury Music Prize nominees have been announced today (July 17) - and here's NME.COM's guide to who's up for the gong, plus the current bookies' odds.

Arctic Monkeys: 'Favourite Worst Nightmare'
After bagging last year's prize, Alex Turner's Sheffield rockers Arctic Monkeys could be the first band ever to win two Mercury Music Prizes for their second effort 'Favourite Worst Nightmare', which hit the top of the British charts in its first week of release.

White Stripes play shortest show ever (NME)
MS: Following shows on boats, buses, bridges and classrooms, Jack and Meg White took to the stage on George Street in St. John's and played a single note - reportedly a C-sharp - before announcing they have "now officially played in every province and territory in Canada" and leaving the stage.

On The Road Again

Hot Hot Heat
07-17 Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Bowl *
07-18 Phoenix, AZ - Dodge Theatre *
07-19 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort *
07-20 Las Vegas, NV - The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel
07-22 Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre *
07-23 Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre
07-25 San Luis Obispo, CA - Downtown Brewing Company
07-26 Santa Cruz, CA - The Attic
07-27 Orangevale, CA - The Boardwalk
07-28 Reno, NV - Stoney's
07-30 Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre *
08-01 Oklahoma City, OK - Zoo Amphitheatre *
08-02 Kansas City, KS - Memorial Hall *
08-03 Indianapolis, IN - The Lawn at White River *
08-04 Columbus, OH - The Basement
08-25 Reading, England - Reading Festival
08-26 Leeds, England - Leeds Festival
08-30 London, England - Kings College
09-03 Munich, Hamburg - Atomic Café
09-04 Berlin, Germany - Lido
09-22 Seattle, WA - Endfest

* with Snow Patrol

Rilo Kiley
08-15 Hamburg, Germany - TBA
08-16 Hasselt, Belgium - Pukkelpop Festival
08-18 Stafford, England - V Festival
08-19 Chelmsford, England - V Festival
08-20 London, England - Islington Academy
08-21 Manchester, England - Academy 3
08-22 Nottingham, England - Rescue Rooms
08-24 Utrecht, Netherlands - Tivoli
08-26 Cologne, Germany - Prime Club
08-27 Berlin, Germany - Lido
08-28 Munich, Germany - Ampere
08-30 Paris, France - Noveau Casino
08-31 Birmingham, England - Academy 2
09-01 Argyll, Scotland - Connect Festival
09-02 Stradbally, Ireland - Electric Picnic
09-06 San Francisco, CA - The Warfield
09-07 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
09-08 Seattle, WA - Showbox
09-10 Orem, UT - McKay Events Center
09-11 Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
09-12 Columbia, MO - Jesse Auditorium at University of Missouri
09-13 Omaha, NE - Sokol Auditorium
09-14 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
09-15 Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre
09-17 Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre
09-18 Toronto, Ontario - Phoenix Theatre
09-19 Montreal, Quebec - La Tulipe
09-21 Boston, MA - Avalon
09-22 New York, NY - Webster Hall
09-23 New York, NY - Webster Hall
09-25 Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero
09-26 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
09-27 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
09-28 Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel
09-29 Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
10-01 Fort Lauderdale, FL - Revolution
10-02 Orlando, FL - House of Blues
10-04 New Orleans, LA - The Republic
10-05 Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
10-06 Dallas, TX - Palladium Ballroom
10-07 Austin, TX - Stubb's Bar-B-Q
10-09 Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre
10-10 Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
10-12 San Diego, CA - SOMA
10-13 Las Vegas, NV - The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel
10-15 Santa Monica, CA - Civic Auditorium

The Automatic Automatic
New York, NY Bowery Ballroom (July 26)
Hartford, CT Sweet Janes (27)
Washington DC Rock N Roll Hotel (28)
Boston, MA Great Scotts (30)
Philadelphia, PA Northstar (31)
Toronto Mod Club (August 1)
Detroit, MI Shelter (3)
Chicago, IL Subterranean (4)
Grand Rapids, MI Intersection (6)
Columbus, OH Basement (7)
Cincinnati, OH 20th Century Theatre (8)

Of Montreal
07-20 Skellefteå, Sweden - Trästockfestivalen
07-21 Tønsberg, Norway - Slottsfjell Festival
07-24 Helsinki, Finland - Redrum
07-25 Turku, Finland - Dynamo
07-26 Emmaboda, Sweden - Emmaboda Festival
07-27 Östersund, Sweden - Storsjöyran
07-28 Storås, Norway - Storåsfestivalen
07-29 Huntingdon, England - Secret Garden Party Festival
07-31 Cardiff, Wales - The Point
08-01 Dublin, Ireland - Crawdaddy
08-02 London, England - Scala
08-03 Brighton, England - Audio Brighton
08-04 Barcelona, Spain - Razzmatazz
08-05 Zambujeira do Mar, Portugal - Festival Sudoeste
09-28 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
10-02 Knoxville, TN - Bijou Theatre *
10-03 Urbana, IL - Canopy Club *
10-04 Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theatre *
10-05 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue *
10-06 Chicago, IL - Metro *
10-07 Chicago, IL - Metro *
10-08 Oberlin, OH - Hale's Gym *
10-09 Detroit, MI - Majestic Theatre *
10-10 Buffalo, NY - The Tralf *
10-11 Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero *
10-12 Boston, MA - The Roxy *
10-13 New York, NY - Roseland *
10-14 Baltimore, MD - Ram's Head Live *
10-31 Athens, GA - 40 Watt Club *
11-01 New Orleans, LA - House of Blues *
11-02 Houston, TX - Numbers *
11-03 Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Fest
11-04 Dallas, TX - Granda Theatre *
11-05 El Paso, TX - Club 101 *
11-06 Tempe, AZ - Marquee *
11-07 Tucson, AZ - Rialto *
11-08 Los Angeles, CA - Avalon *
11-09 Los Angeles, CA - Avalon *
11-12 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall *
11-13 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall *
11-14 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall *
11-16 Salt Lake City, UT - In the Venue *
11-17 Denver, CO - Ogden Theater *
11-18 Lawrence, KS - Liberty Hall *
11-19 St. Louis, MO - The Pageant *

* with Grand Buffet, MGMT

Los Lobos
July 2007
20 - Reno, NV - Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheatre
21 - Oakville, CA - Summer Festival 2007
22 - Saratoga, CA - Garden Theatre
24 - Roseburg, OR - Music on the Half Shell
25 - Portland, OR - Oregon Zoo Amphitheater
26 - Driggs, ID - Main Street Park
27 - Des Moines, IA - Summer Alive Concert Series
28 - Bridgeview, IL - Crossroads Guitar Festival

August 2007
3 - Country Club Hills, IL - Country Club Hills Theater
4 - Salem, MO - Big Summer Classic
9 - Albany, NY - Alive at Five
10 - Atlantic City, NJ - House of Blues
11 - Fall River, MA - Fall River Celebrates America
18 - Albuquerque, NM - Rio Grande Zoo
19 - Fort Collins, CO - Bohemian Nights @ NewWestFest
23 - Grand Rapids, MI - Meijer Gardens Amphitheater
24 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Park Zoo
25 - Apple Valley, MN - Music in the Zoo
26 - Edmonton, Alberta - Edmonton's Labatt Blues Fest
30 - Santa Monica, CA - Twilight Dance Series

September 2007
1 - Highmount, NY - Bellearye Music Festival
8 - Wendover, NV - Peppermill Casino
13 - Milwaukee, WI - Northern Lights Theatre
14 - Urbana, IL - Wall to Wall Guitar Festival
15 - Midland, TX - Sabor Midland
19 - Ciudad Juarez, Mexico - Centro Cultural Paso Del Norte
20 - Chihuahua, Mexico - Plaza Mayor
22 - Monterey, CA - Monterey Jazz Festival
23 - Bakersfield, CA - Kern County Fair
29 - San Jose, CA - San Jose International Mariachi Festival

October 2007
6 - San Francisco, CA - Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival
27 - Austin, TX - La Zona Rosa

November 2007
2 - Henderson, NV - Henderson Pavilion
3 - Tucson, AZ - Demeester OPC / Reid Park

December 2007
31 - Friant, CA - Table Mountain Casino

February 2008
1 - Los Angeles, CA - Royce Hall
16 - Mesa, AZ - Ikeda Theater

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

MJTV: M.I.A. - Boyz

This track is crazy good. If hip-hop is really dead, I'd like to nominate this as it's replacement...

MJTV: Kanye West - Stronger

Some will debate whether the Daft Punk original is better, but this track is still pretty hot...

MJTV: Smashing Pumpkins - Tarantula

Lead single from the Smashing Pumpkins "reunion" record...

MJTV: The Flaming Lips - She Don't Use Jelly [Live From Oklahoma}

The classic Lips track from their new DVD "UFOs At The Zoo" that came out last week...

MJTV: Rilo Kiley - The Moneymaker

The new video for the first single from the upcoming Rilo Kiley CD "Under The Blacklight" is a bit of a departure for them... What do you think?

Monday, July 16, 2007

TiVo Alert

This week's musical highlights from late night TV...

Monday - Jesse Malin (Late Late Show), Nick Lowe (Conan)
Tuesday - Ryan Adams (Leno), Bright Eyes (Late Late Show), The Cribs (Conan)
Wednesday - Teddy Thompson (Letterman), Suzanne Vega (Leno)
Thursday - Patti Smith (Late Late Show), Fountains of Wayne (Conan)
Friday - Stay out till last call, nothing's on!

The Money Shot: 7.16.07

Today's headlines...

10 Surprisingly Good Tribute Albums (AV Club)
The Money Shot: 2. Take Me Home: A Tribute To John Denver

Some of the best tribute albums—like Friends And Lovers: Songs Of Bread, and this homage to John Denver—prompt a reappraisal of the entire career of a not-so-respected act. Remade with the slow, droning approach of the likes of Low, The Innocence Mission, Will Oldham, and project-organizer Mark Kozelek, the songs of feather-soft country-rocker Denver become hauntingly, surprisingly melancholy. Denver's winding melodies, stripped of saccharine '70s arrangements, are as ethereal and stung as anything by Red House Painters, and Kozelek's emphasis on lesser-known songs like "Around And Around" and "I'm Sorry" helps make the case for Denver as a songwriter first and a pop star second.

20 you should know: Rock and Pop: These songs laid foundation for what genre has become (Columbus Dispatch)
MS: Superstition , Stevie Wonder (1972): For a paper-thin version of what Wonder does, listen to a Justin Timberlake album. For a decent impersonation of what Wonder does, check out the Red Hot Chili Peppers' take on Higher Ground. For the real deal, check out Superstition, one of the nastiest (in the best sense of the word) rock songs ever recorded.

Ash to abandon albums for singles (BBC News)
MS: "When you're tied to the album format, you find yourself waiting six months between finishing a record and releasing it," said Wheeler.

"By leaving this behind, we can record a track and release it the next day if we feel like it.

"We're the first band to do this, but I very much doubt we'll be the last."

Vinyl Words Farewell To The Record Shop (The Independent)
MS: Nowadays, I confess, I'm an Amazon addict of several years' standing, all the way down to my one-click button finger. I'm sorry, but it's so quick, so easy. It literally takes seconds, from the moment the thought occurs that you can't live without the latest White Stripes or Mud's 1974 debut album Mud Rock, to that one simple click. I can hear something on the radio and a highly paid operative can be taking it off a shelf in some godforsaken warehouse somewhere before the track's finished, or so I fondly imagine.

PopMatters Picks: Say It Loud! 65 Great Protest Songs - Part 1: Beethoven to Phil Ochs (1824-1965) (PopMatters)
MS: With “This Machine Kills Fascists” scrawled across his acoustic guitar in big black letters, Woody Guthrie brilliantly captured the experience of 20th-century America in his songs. Whether he sang about union organizers, migrant workers, or war, Guthrie was inspired by the plight of the people around him, and his example paved the way for the likes of Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen. Guthrie was inspired to write “This Land Is Your Land” while hitch-hiking his way cross-country to New York City in the winter of 1940. The song was his response to Irving Berlin’s patriotic “God Bless America” and Katie Smith’s popular version of the song that monopolized the radio at the time. Sick of the gross disparity between the message of that song and the reality of the poverty and depression he witnessed on his travels, Guthrie penned this original anti-anthem to directly comment on the hypocrisy of class inequality and private property laws of the time.

Unknowns' Commercial Tune (L.A. Times)
MS: Indie bands making deals with advertisers might once have been accused of "selling out" by fans, but a younger generation of artists used to music videos and MTV don't see any downside, said Tricia Halloran, director of music supervision at HUM, a Santa Monica-based company that places or creates music for commercials and TV shows. Music fans who have grown up with MTV are accustomed to seeing songs paired with visual images, she said.

Video Kills The Radio Star (Again) (Forbes)
MS: So how did TV become the new radio, turning music supervisors like Patsavas and Edelman into tastemakers for a nation?

Radio can blame itself. While radio exposure remains essential for recording artists to notch platinum-plus sales, much of the FM dial remains mired in the nostalgia of classic rock and "Jack" programming formats or conservative playlists of new releases by mostly proven hitmakers. Those seeking musical discovery look elsewhere.

Cheap Thrills: Iron & Wine - Boy With A Coin

Kicking off the week with a free legal download of the first single from the upcoming Iron & Wine release, courtesy of Sub Pop...

Iron & Wine - Boy With A Coin

Friday, July 13, 2007

Cheap Thrills: The Shins - Australia

A free legal MP3 download from the Shins' latest, courtesy of Sub Pop:

The Shins - Australia

MJTV: Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Down Boy

Lead track from the YYY's new EP, Is Is...

On The Road Again

San Francisco, CA Cafe Du Nord (July 14)
Seattle, WA Capitol Hill Block Party (28)
Chicago, IL Lollapalooza (August 4)
Baltimore, MD Virgin Festival (5)
Oslo, Norway Oyafestivalen (10)
Gothenburg, Sweden Way Out West Festival (11)
Leicester, UK Summer Sundae Weekender (12)
Paredes De Coura, Portugal Paredes De Coura (14)
London, UK Cargo (16)
Hasselt, Belgium Pukkelpop Festival (18)
Portland, OR MusicFest NW (September 6)
Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom (7)
Victoria, BC Sugar (8)
Los Angeles, CA Henry Fonda Theater (10, 11)
Austin, TX Austin City Limits Festival (14)
Morrison, CO Monolith Festival (15)
San Francisco, CA Treasure Island Festival (16)
Minneapolis, MN First Avenue (10, 11)
Detroit, MI Majestic (13)
Toronto, ON Phoenix (15)
Montreal, QC Le National (16)
Boston, MA Roxy (17)
Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory (19)
New York, NY Roseland Ballroom (20)
Asheville, NC The Orange Peel (24)
Nasvhille, TN Cannery Ballroom (26)
New Orleans, LA Voodoo Festival (17)
Houston, TX Warehouse Live (November 1)
Dallas, TX House of Blues (2)

Tegan and Sara
07-14 Victoria, British Columbia - The Belfry Theatre
07-15 Victoria, British Columbia - The Belfry Theatre
07-16 Vancouver, British Columbia - The East Cultural Centre
07-17 Vancouver, British Columbia - The East Cultural Centre
07-18 Seattle, WA - The Triple Door
07-19 Seattle, WA - Easy Street Records (in-store)
07-19 Seattle, WA - The Triple Door
07-20 Portland, OR - The Bagdad Theater
07-21 San Francisco, CA - Virgin Megastore (in-store)
07-22 San Francisco, CA - The Brava
07-23 San Francisco, CA - The Brava
07-24 Los Angeles, CA - Amoeba Records (in-store)
07-25 Long Beach, CA - Fingerprints (in-store)
07-26 Los Angeles, CA - Malibu Performing Arts Centre
07-27 Los Angeles, CA - Malibu Performing Arts Centre
07-29 Toronto, Ontario - Historic Fort York (Rogers Picnic)
08-01 New York, NY - Hiro Ballroom
08-02 Brooklyn, NY - Southpaw
08-04 Peabody, MA - Newbury Comics (in-store)
08-04 Boston, MA - First Church in Boston
08-05 Philadelphia, PA - The International House
08-06 Detroit, MI - The Gem Theatre
08-07 Chicago, IL - Lakeshore Theatre
08-12 Bristol, England - Academy 2 *
08-13 Brighton, England - Komedia *
08-14 Manchester, England - Manchester Club Academy *
08-15 Leeds, England - The Cockpit *
08-16 London, England - Bush Hall *
08-17 Nottingham, England - Social *
08-19 Erfurt, Germany - Highfield
08-21 Hamburg, Germany - Molotow
08-22 Malmö, Sweden - The Malmö Festival
08-23 Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega
08-24 Berlin, Germany - Tacheles
08-25 Cologne, Germany - Studio 672
08-26 Munich, Germany - Ampere
09-21 Victoria, British Columbia - The McPherson Playhouse #
09-22 Vancouver, British Columbia - The Commodore Ballroom (early show) #
09-22 Vancouver, British Columbia - The Commodore Ballroom (late show) #
09-23 Kelowna, British Columbia - Kelowna Community Theatre
09-25 Edmonton, Alberta - Francis Winspear Centre #
09-26 Edmonton, Alberta - Myer Horowitz Theatre
09-28 Red Deer, Alberta - The Memorial Centre #
09-29 Calgary, Alberta - The Jubilee Auditorium #
09-30 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - The Lakeview Auditorium #
10-01 Regina, Saskatchewan - Dorris Knight Hall #
10-03 Winnipeg, Manitoba - The Burton Cummings Theatre #
10-06 London, Ontario - Centennial Hall #
10-10 Ottawa, Ontario - The Bronson Centre #
10-11 Kingston, Ontario - Sydenham United Church #
10-12 Montreal, Quebec - Le National #
10-13 Montreal, Quebec - Le National #
10-15 Quebec City, Quebec - Theatre Petit Champlain #
10-16 Halifax, Nova Scotia - St. Matthew's Church #
10-17 Halifax, Nova Scotia - St. Matthew's Church #
10-27-28 Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre (Bridge School Benefit Concert)
10-29 Los Angeles, CA - The Orpheum
10-30 San Diego, CA - Spreckels Theatre
10-31 Santa Barbara, CA - The Lobero Theatre
11-01 Tucson, AZ - The Rialto Theatre
11-03 Boulder, CO - The Boulder Theatre
11-05 Lawrence, KS - The Granada
11-07 Austin, TX - Stubb's Bar-B-Q
11-09 Dallas, TX - House of Blues
11-10 New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
11-12 Orlando, FL - The Plaza Theatre
11-13 Ft. Lauderdale, FL - The Culture Room
11-14 Tampa, FL - Jannus Landing
11-16 Atlanta, GA - The Roxy Theatre
11-17 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
11-19 New York, NY - Webster Hall
11-20 Northampton, MA - The Calvin Theatre
11-21 Boston, MA - The Berklee Performance Center
11-23 Philadelphia, PA - The Commerce Bank Arts Center
11-24 Washington, DC - The Lisner Auditorium
11-25 Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
11-26 Columbus, OH - The Newport Music Hall
11-28 Detroit, MI - Saint Andrew's Hall
11-29 Chicago, IL - Portage Theatre
11-30 Minneapolis, MN - The Pantages Theatre
12-03 Seattle, WA - The Showbox
12-04 Portland, OR - The Crystal Ballroom
12-05 Chico, CA - The Senator

* with Eugene Francis Jnr
# with Northern State

The Money Shot: 7.13.07

Today's Friday the 13th headlines...

Bad Religion Wrestles With Politics On New CD (Billboard)
The Money Shot: "If anything, it's given a touch of sadness and a touch of resignation to our reflectiveness as a band," he says. "I think maybe now, while we're moving toward the end of Bush's term -- and having all the wreckage that he's created to deal with in his aftermath -- it's made us more sad than angry.

Internet Royalty Rate Hike | Dan McSwain, (CMJ)
MS: There continues to be no resolution because SoundExchange has yet to offer webcasters (large and small) any sustainable solution to the ruinous rates proposed by the CRB. Webcasters want to continue streaming while fairly compensating artists for their work. But the SoundExchange proposed solutions are not fair to webcasters, the end result of which will be that artists are hurt by a loss of an increasingly-important free digital promotion service, not to mention a modest revenue stream.

Decemberists feature a hearty songbook (
MS: Growing up, going to rock shows, I loved bands having a good time on stage, not taking themselves so seriously. They were tearing down the assumption that to be a rock band you need to be moody and staring at your shoes. . . . And that's what I've pushed us into.

But it hasn't been hard. We're all normal people. We don't have attitude issues. And though the music's artful, it doesn't have to be staid.

Sky Blue Thinking From Born Makers of Melody (The Scotsman)
MS: "OK, the results are significantly different," he admits, "but I think there are a lot of things about Sky Blue Sky that are much more similar to the previous two records than a lot of people are willing, able or care to hear. There's still a restlessness in the music, and parts of it that are a little bit outside the norm. If there's any real difference, it's that it was arrived at a lot more naturally this time than on the previous two records, where it was maybe tacked on in a much more self-conscious way."

Pirated Music Helps Radio Develop Playlists (Wall Street Journal)
MS: Using data on stolen music to help mold playlists may strike some as ironic. File sharing has likely contributed to the continuing decline in the music business. U.S. music sales were down 7% last year after a 3% drop the year before, according to the London-based music trade group IFPI. But BigChampagne's clients say ignoring file sharing wouldn't make sense. "It's a fact of life at this time," says Rich Meyer, Mediabase's president and executive vice president at Premiere.

Full Blur line-up to record in September? (NME)
MS: Blur drummer Dave Rowntree has hinted that the band, including previously absent guitarist Graham Coxon, are to record together in September.

Rumours have been ciculating for a while that the original members of the group are to unite to work on their first record together since 1999's '13'. Coxon was sacked in 2002, and the rest of the band put out one record without him, 2003's 'Think Tank'.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

MJTV: The Jesus and Mary Chain - Just Like Honey

Stylish vid from the influential Scots...

MJTV: Husker Du - Could You Be The One?/She's A Woman

Rare live and interview footage of the band on the Late Show with Joan Rivers back in 1987...

MJTV: Sonic Youth - Teenage Riot

Early video of the classic indie rockers..

On The Road Again

Maximo Park:
07-12 New York, NY - Webster Hall !
07-13 Montreal, Quebec - La Tulipe !
07-14 Toronto, Ontario - Mod Club !
07-16 Chicago, IL - Double Door !
07-17 Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theatre !
07-19 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge !
07-20 Salt Lake City, UT - Club Sound !
07-22 Seattle, WA - Chop Suey !
07-23 Vancouver, British Columbia - Richard's on Richards !
07-24 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge !
07-26 San Francisco, CA - Popscene !
07-27 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre !
07-28 San Diego, CA - Casbah !
08-11 Tokyo, Japan - Summersonic Festival
08-12 Osaka, Japan - Summersonic Festival
08-14 Brisbane, Australia - The Zoo
08-15 Sydney, Australia - Metro
08-17 Melbourne, Australia - Prince of Wales
08-18 Adelaide, Australia - Fowlers
08-19 Perth, Australia - Capitol
08-24 Reading, England - Reading Festival
08-25 Leeds, England - Leeds Festival
09-02 Bologna, Italy - Idays Festival
10-01 Glasgow, Scotland - Barrowlands *$
10-02 Glasgow, Scotland - Barrowlands *$
10-03 Dundee, Scotland - Caird Hall *$
10-05 Doncaster, England - Dome *$
10-06 Manchester, England - Apollo *$
10-07 Cambridge, England - Corn Exchange ^$
10-08 Portsmouth, England - Guildhall ^$
10-10 Wolverhampton, England - Civic Hall ^$
10-11 London, England - Brixton Academy ^$
10-12 London, England - Brixton Academy $
10-16 Cologne, Germany - E-Werk
10-17 Hamburg, Germany - GF 36
10-19 Berlin, Germany - Columbiahalle
10-21 Dresden, Germany - Schlachthof
10-22 Wiesbaden, Germany - Schlachthof
10-23 Stuttgart, Germany - Longhorn
10-24 Munich, Germany - Tonhalle
10-26 Vienna, Austria - Gasometer
10-27 Fribourg, Switzerland - Fri-son
10-28 Zurich, Switzerland - Rote Fabrik
12-15 Newcastle, England - Metro Radio Arena $

! with Monsters Are Waiting, the Oohlas
* with Blood Red Shoes
$ with Good Shoes
^ with Theoretical Girl

Blonde Redhead
Chicago, IL Grant Park -- Lollapalooza (August 3)
Cleveland, OH House of Blues (4)
Brooklyn, NY McCarren Park Pool (5)
Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts (7)
Baltimore, MD Ram's Head Tavern (8)
San Diego, CA House of Blues (17)
Los Angeles, CA Sunset Junction Outdoor Fest (18)
Pomona, CA Glass House (19)
Northampton, MA Pearl Street (September 7)
Montreal, Quebec Parc Jean-Drapeau -- Osheaga Festival (8)
Toronto, Ontario V Festival (9)
Detroit, MI The Majestic Theatre (10)
Columbia, MO The Blue Note (12)
Oklahoma City, OK Bricktown Ballroom (13)
Austin, TX Austin City Limits Festival (14)
Athens, GA 40 Watt Club (17)
Knoxville, TN Bijou Theatre (18)
Asheville, NC Orange Peel (19)
Norfolk, VA The NorVa (21)
Philadelphia, PA Starland Ballroom (22)
New Haven, CT Toad's Place (24)
Providence, RI Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel (25)
Boston, MA The Roxy (26)

The National
07-13 Dour, Belgium - Dour Festival
07-14 Herk, Belgium - Rock Herk Festival
07-15 Southwold, England - Latitude Festival
08-05 Zambujeira do Mar, Portgal - Sudoeste Festival
08-15 St. Malo, France - La Route du Rock
08-17 New York, NY - South Street Seaport *
09-04 Philadelphia, PA - Theater of Living Arts
09-05 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
09-06 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
09-07 Carrboro, NC - Cats Cradle
09-08 Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
09-10 Orlando, FL - The Club @ Firestone
09-11 Tallahassee, FL - Club Downunder
09-12 Birmingham, AL - The Bottletree
09-14 Dallas, TX - Grenada Theater
09-16 Austin, TX - Zilker Park (Austin City Limits Festival)
09-18 Denver, CO - Ogden Theater
09-19 Omaha, NE - Slowdown
09-20 Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line
09-21 Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater
09-22 Chicago, IL - The Vic
09-23 Cincinnati, OH - Madison Theater
09-27 San Diego, CA - Casbah
09-28 Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
09-29 San Francisco, CA - Ballroom
10-01 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
10-02 Seattle, WA - Showbox
10-03 Vancouver, British Columbia - Commodore Ballroom
10-06 Boston, MA - Roxy
10-07 Montreal, Quebec - Le National
10-08 Toronto, Ontario - Phoenix Concert Hall
11-01 Dublin, Ireland - Olympia Theatre
11-02 Glasgow, Scotland - ABC
11-03 Sheffield, England - Leadmill
11-04 Manchester, England - Academy 2
11-06 Birmingham, England - Irish Centre
11-07 London, England - Shepherds Bush Empire
11-09 Bristol, England - Anson Rooms
11-10 Portsmouth, England - Pyramids
11-13 Reims, France - La Cartonnerie
11-14 Paris, France - Elysée Montmartre
11-15 Rennes, France - Ubu Club
11-16 Toulouse, France - Le Phare
11-17 Barcelona, Spain - La del Apolo
11-19 Clermont, France - Ferrand
11-20 Lausanne, Switzerland - Le Romandie
11-21 Milan, Italy - Transilvania
11-22 Zurich, Switzerland - Abart
11-23 Zagreb, Croatia - TBA
11-24 Vienna, Austria - Szene Wien
11-26 Stuttgart, Germany - Schocken 12
11-27 Cologne, Germany - Prime Club
11-28 Amsterdam, Holland - Melkweg
11-30 Copenhagen, Denmark - Lille Vega
12-01 Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser
12-02 Oslo, Norway - John Dee
12-03 Malmo, Sweden - KB
12-05 Hamburg, Germany - Knust
12-06 Berlin, Germany - Postbahnhof

MJTV: Nick Drake- Way to Blue

Official video from the new Family Tree release..

MJTV: Maximo Park - Books from Boxes

The latest single from "Our Earthly Pleasures"...

The Money Shot: 7.12.07

Today's headlines...

Ritter Unleashes Inner 'Badass' On New Album (Billboard)
The Money Shot: The result is the closest the Idaho native has gotten to a straight-up rock'n'roll record. Where "The Animal Years" contained many of Ritter's quieter thoughts about the United States, politics and war, "Historical Conquests" is meant to be "fun," he says. "'Animal Years' in a lot of ways is about me but now this is about other characters. I started making songs with badass characters, so I'd start singing like a badass."

Fans' MP3 archives are at risk (NME)
MS: A new study by Computing Which? magazine warns that most insurance policies fail to offer any cover for loss of digital music files. It means that music fans who use MP3 players such as iPods risk losing their entire music collection, unless they have it backed up or have the files on another format, such as CD. The study showed that only 22 out of 46 insurance companies examined offered any kind of cover at all. Most of the 22 who did offer cover would only compensate against loss due to fire, theft or flood damage. Some insurers put a cap of £1,000 or £2,000 on claims for digital downloads.

Post-punk pantheon (The Phoenix)
MS: These are the 10 albums that generated the right conditions for the rock that would follow. But they weren’t mere stepping stones. Each has its own story, suggesting other albums and artists that have a place somewhere in the rock pantheon. As Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo explains in the 33-1/3 book devoted to Daydream Nation, “We were learning from and being inspired by bands from around the country in this really cool, secret indie world that the mainstream media still doesn’t know anything about. What was really happening in the ’80s — no one has captured any of it. What happened on MTV and what happened in the clubs was totally different. Everyone was drawing from the Velvet Underground and Captain Beefheart and Iggy and the Stooges and Television. . . . That part is lost so far.” This is our effort to find it.

Bookies taking bets on whether Amy Winehouse turns up to gigs (NME)
MS: Bookmakers William Hill are offering 1/2 odds on Amy Winehouse not turning up to her next gig, scheduled to be Tuesday's (July 17) Eden Sessions show at The Eden Project in Cornwall. The odds offer comes after Winehouse cancelled her scheduled appearances at last weekend's T In The Park and Oxegen festivals, and was photographed drinking in her local pub despite citing "exhaustion" as the reason for her cancellation. "Amy has cancelled too many gigs for us not to give out odds," a spokesperson for William Hill said. "The concert is next week so she'll have to sort herself out for that and I can't see it happening."

How Copyright Law Talks to Fans (Electronic Frontier Foundation)
MS: So I'd like to ask the members of the New Pornographers -- Dan Bejar, Kathryn Calder, Neko Case, John Collins, Kurt Dahle, Todd Fancey, Carl Newman, Nora O'Connor, and Blaine Thurier -- are you cool with this? Is this how you would ask someone to take down the song, if you met them at a show, if they had just told you how much they love your music? If not, call Matador and make them fire Web Sheriff. At least get someone who respects your fans, who doesn't leave them feeling "forever disenchanted with all of you."

Take The Low Road (City Paper)
MS: The shows were inspired by a 2001 gig the band did on a farm in North Carolina, part of a series of informal house shows. "We got invited to do it right after Southern Rock Opera came out," Hood recalls. "We basically sat around in a semicircle in this big oversized living room and played the record in its entirety, opening it up and telling stories. We got really drunk and played for about four hours. Somebody sent me CDs of this thing last fall, and there was a spirit about it that I kinda got homesick for."

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

MJTV: The Thrills - Nothing Changes Around Here

First video from their upcoming release "Teenager"...

Cheap Thrills: OKX - A Tribute To OK Computer

This is pretty cool. Stereogum's put together a tribute to OK Computer and made the tracks available for free legal download here...

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Radiohead's OK Computer we've asked some of our favorite musicians to participate in a song-by-song covers compilation. Indicative of the album's continued importance, each invitee jumped at the chance; the results are personal, intense, tellingly various. Slow down, dig in, enjoy. But note: we did this all legal and everything, so we can't keep these up forever...get 'em before someone else does. Ambition makes you look pretty.

MJTV: Spoon - The Underdog

New video from "Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga" which hit the streets yesterday...

The Money Shot: 7.11.07

The MS returns after a 2+ month hiatus with today's headlines...

All Truckered Out (Style Weekly)
The Money Shot: “We both pretty much decided we should part ways — that’s all there was to it,” Isbell says by phone from his home in Muscle Shoals, Ala. “Those guys have kids and families, and they don’t want to be on the road all the time. I can’t say I blame ’em for it. But I wanted to hit the road.”

Lily Quit Threat (
MS: In a TV documentary filmed during her turbulent year touring the US, she confesses: "It's not something I want to be doing for 15 years. I want to get married and have children and move to the countryside. I don't want to be pop star for ever."

Kings Of Leon row over marriage (
MS: "If he doesn't get a pre-nuptual agreement, he's an idiot," Nathan's brother and frontman Caleb Followill told the Independent. Me and him have a lot invested in each other," he continued. "We started this band. We bought land and houses together. We've been best friends since we were little biddy boys. I don't want him to make mistakes. We have friends in bands who are married and their songs start being watered down because they're all about the same girl."

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Most Wanted: 7.5.07

Musical Justice's Weekly Top 20 Airplay Chart for the week ending 7/5/07:

Rank Title - Artist (Label) Audience Spins
1. Missed The Boat - Modest Mouse (Epic) 380 20 2
2. Lazy Eye - Silversun Pickups (Dangerbird) 379 20 3
3. Flathead - The Fratellis (Interscope) 377 21 4
4. You Know I'm No Good - Amy Winehouse (Universal Republic) 376 21
5. Big Wheel - Tori Amos (Epic) 377 20 6
6. Icky Thump - The White Stripes (Third Man) 371 21
7. Sick, Sick, Sick - Queens Of The Stone Age (Interscope) 368 21
8. On Call - Kings Of Leon (RCA) 364 19
9. No Cars Go - Arcade Fire (Merge) 360 19
10. Wish Upon A Dog Star - Satellite Party (Columbia) 323 12
11. Time Won't Let Me Go - The Bravery (Island) 259 12
12. Signal Fire - Snow Patrol (Record Collection) 259 11
13. Young Folks - Peter Bjorn & John (Almost Gold) 250 11
14. Fake Empire - National (Beggars Banquet) 231 10
15. Soft Asylum (No Way Out) - Grant-Lee Phillips (Zoe) 205 10
16. The Heinrich Maneuver - Interpol (Capitol) 192 10
17. Fluorescent Adolescent - Arctic Monkeys (Domino) 183 11
18. Ordinary Day - Dolores O'Riordan (Sanctuary) 185 8
19. Weapon Of Choice - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (RCA) 174 11
20. Someone To Love - Fountains Of Wayne (Virgin) 166 8

TiVo Alert

Sorry... a day late but you only missed the Smashing Pumpkins on Letterman and they're on again this Friday...

Tuesday - Interpol (Letterman), Against Me! (Conan), Joss Stone (Carson Daly)
Wednesday - Spoon (Letterman), Art Brut (Conan)
Thursday - Mark Ronson (Conan), Velvet Revolver (Kimmel)
Friday - Smashing Pumpkins (Letterman), Dr. Dog (Late Late Show), They Might Be Giants (Conan), Maroon 5 (Kimmel)