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REWIND #2 – Reporting Music Revolutions

Posted by Molli Fire on Sunday, 17June07

This week was only 7 days long, yet I have 11 excellent posts to rewind today! It’s been a great week for music news! Before I get right down to the nitty gritty, I want to throw out a juicy tidbit of info that I have been mulling over. For awhile now, I have been wanting to move this site to its own domain. It needs to happen at some point, and I want to do it before this site builds up too far. The only huge difference you will notice by coming to this site, is that the posts on the front page will be teasers. You know, the kind that cut off after a paragraph and you have to click the “Read More” to see the entire post. Well, clicking that read more will take you to the full post on the new site. All other buttons on this site will remain active, with internal links pointing to the new site. The biggest difference for RSS subscribers will be that you might need to subscribe to a new feed so that you can continue to get the full posts in your email or feed reader. I will post an announcement when the feed changes.

So just be watching for the switch! And with that out of the way, on to this week’s REWIND! Just remember, this is by no means all the posts for the week. This is merely a roundup of some of the better stories that deserve to be highlighted. The biggest news stories of the week often do not get mentioned here. To see the rest of this week’s news, simply head to the home page and work your way backwards through time. Either way you choose your adventure, HAVE FUN!

My absolute favorite post of the entire week is about the Young@Heart Chorus:

Rockin On Heaven’s Door

These senior citizens are not just sitting around waiting for senility. They are actively embracing it with Rock N Roll attitude! If you look at nothing else this week, definitely watch the video on that post….

Righteous Hip Hop From Rawkus Records

This post brings us all the way back to the beginning of the week, but I wanted to feature it right away. Mr. J Medeiros has taken a detour from his work with The Procussions and has completed a solo album, Of Gods And Girls. It’s not due out until July 16th, but I will be interviewing Mr. Medeiros on Tuesday. I would be happy to include any thoughtful questions from you, so use the comments box under that post if you have any. Read that post, then ask questions, see? This is your big chance! I will post the interview results on Wednesday or Thursday.

Replicating Bjork

Bjork is a universe unto herself. I imagine her as having her own language and her own technology that she runs on faerie magic. I have thought of her making faeries dance on electronic circuits and the result of their dance steps is what we call Bjork music. Well, an article written by her tech director of 10 years, Alan Pollard, completely dispels this notion. She uses all the same fancy hardware and software that other majors in the music industry use and it’s his job to fit it all onto her laptop for tours. If you like to read about that kind of thing, click over to this post for a great profile on the backend of Bjork’s mischief. Also in this post is a link to Dummy mag which is a brilliant color glossy magazine that you read online. It has a mess of great artists featured, and one of them is Bjork looking especially impish, and well, 5 years old. Check it out if you like all things Bjork.

Manic M.I.A.

M.I.A. is still an epileptic’s worse nightmare. She launched an updated website design that probably physically hurt the person who made it, yet has valuable information contained within. Maybe just wear your stunner shades to view it. The big M.I.A. news this week is her new “Boyz” video complete with its own behind the scenes footage. Jump into this post to watch the videos. In the Bjork post ^^ it’s announced that M.I.A. will open 2 Bjork concerts- the ones in Nimes France.

Rockin Fratellis Retain Self-Respect

The Fratellis turned down Golden Balls Beckham in a bold move to retain their self-respect. The result won them the respect and adoration of many newly-impressed fans… Fratellis 1 Beckham 0

Beastie Boys Returning To Root Down

The punk/jazz thing was a return their roots, so this is back to the b-boy thing. Either way, the Beastie Boys have announced a hip hop revival and a small US tour. The rest of the summer will see the trio switching between drums and drummachines. Maybe it’s a midlife crisis thing. US tour dates behind the jump.

Rockin Robot Flick

Speaking of coming to the US, Daft Punk‘s android movie, Electroma, will finally be screened in N. America. Unfortunately, not many places will host the rare, short film. LA and Miami are the only US stops. Miami? Jump in to see more info plus a teaser video.

Reduce Reuse Recycle and ROCK!

I’m actually just jumping all over the past with this REWIND, in no particular order. Here is some particularly great news for NYC: Brooklyn Vegan has teamed up with Solar 1 to create this year’s Citysol event! July12-15th, you can learn how to be more green, qualify for free beer, rock out to wicked bands like Les Savy Fav, and check out super cool art installations. Jump to this post for more info on this excellent event that is entirely solar and biodiesel powered. A big thank you to Brooklyn Vegan for participating!

Restriction Free Music!

EMI is still turning the music industry and RIAA upside down with its DRM-free catalog. In addition to the Apple iChoons store and Amazon’s upcoming music venture, EMI have now added their restriction-free digital downloads to PassAlong which also oversees online stores such as fyi. The best part is that PassAlong will carry 320kbps mp3s which is a higher bit-rate encoding, which means a higher quality download, and better product.

Retired? Not yet!

Wiley is having quite a retirement party, and there is no sign of it slowing down any time soon. His send-off album is out now, and I bet it’s already had some subwoofers working overtime! He has a new video out now for the song “Mistakes” and is having a record release party in London this week. So, I have 2 links instead of one for this last installment:
Grime and Dubstep Parties – which includes some Mary Anne Hobbs curated events, Skream, Vex’d, Ben Sharpa & Konfab, and many more. Plus, the Wiley retirement party I mean record release party with JME, Boy Better Know types rollin deep.
“Mistakes” video – the latest off of Playtime Is Over.

 

 

A’ight, that’s all folks. Jump in and have fun. Fresh news comin atchya tomorrow. Thanks for reading!

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Patti Smith Tours US With Twelve

Posted by Molli Fire on Friday, 15June07

In the midst of her European tour, Patti Smith has added US dates in support of her recent release of Twelve. It kicks off in the states on July 31 in Philly. You can listen to “Gimme Shelter” on her mice bass page. Twelve features 12 covers of classics and hits, all done by Patti Smith. For more info about the album and Smith’s band, including special guests like Italian cellist Giovanni Sollima, and RHCP’s Flea, read the full report on liveDaily.

Patti Smith Live in London May 17th 2007:

Patti Smith - Twelve Cover Songs

Patti Smith Tour

July 2007
31 – Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero

August 2007
2 – Ann Arbor, MI – Michigan Theater
4 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza
6 – Minneapolis, MN – State Theatre
8 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater
12 – Portland, OR – Bite of Oregon
16 – Santa Monica, CA – Santa Monica Pier Twilight Dance Series

LINKS

Patti Smith official website
Patti Smith mice bass
Patti Smith’s Twelve on Amazon.com – $14.99


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100 Days, 100 Nights of Sharon Jones & Dap-Kings

Posted by Molli Fire on Friday, 15June07

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings have been rocking out in the Daptone studios again. With Sexy Results! 100 Days, 100 Nights is the third full album from the soulful funksters and will be available as of September 25th on Daptone records.

100 Days, 100 Nights Tracklist:

1. 100 Days, 100 Nights Dap-Kings 100 Days, 100 Nights
2. Nobody’s Baby
3. Tell Me
4. Be Easy
5. When the Other Foot Drops, Uncle
6. Let Them Knock
7. Something’s Changed
8. Humble Me
9. Keep on Looking
10. Answer Me

Over the last few years, different members of the Dap-Kings ensemble have been adding their funk powers to other live acts on tour and in the studio, such as Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, Ghostface Killah, Lou Reed, Rufus Wainwright, They Might Be Giants, Lily Allen, and Amy Winehouse.

The Dap-Kings are:

Binky Griptite, Guitar, Emcee
David Guy, Trumpet
Bosco “Bass” Mann, Bass, Bandleader
Neal Sugarman, Tenor Saxophone
Tommy “TNT” Brenneck, Guitar
Fernando “Bugaloo” Velez, Congas, tambourine
Homer “Funky-Foot” Steiweiss, Drums
Ian Hendrickson, Baritone and Tenor Saxophone

Special Guests:

Eric Kalb, Drums
Cochemea “Cheme” Gastelum Baritone Sax
Otis Youngblood, Baritone Saxophone
Todd Simon, Trumpet
Al Street, Guitar

Tour Dates:

6/13 New York, NY – River to River Festival (Sharon Jones with Booker T. & the MG’s)
6/14 Brooklyn, NY – Metrotech Center (Sharon Jones with Booker T. & the MG’s) Daptone Studio In Bushwick
7/14 Brooklyn, NY – American Roots Festival (Kingsborough College)
7/15 Ottawa, Ontario – Ottawa Bluesfest
7/19 Calgary, Alberta – Calgary Folk Festival
7/26 New York, NY – Castle Clinton (River to River Festival)
8/2 Aspen, CO – The Belly Up
8/3 Telluride, CO – Telluride Jazz Festival
8/4 Denver, CO – The Gothic Theatre

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings Links

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings mice bass
Dap-Kings Artist Page on Daptone
Daptone Records

 

 


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Bjork Technology + M.I.A. To Open In France

Posted by Molli Fire on Thursday, 14June07

Bjork! Bjork! Bjork! Dang nothing happened. I thought maybe I could conjure up the faerie queen. Well, she’s probably to busy right now to be conjured. She’s still touring and doing all kinds of press.bjorkus.jpg

For starters, you can find a fabulous interview with Bjork in the amazing online magazine Dummy Mag. It’s a virtual magazine that you actually turn the pages of. I love these tree-free magazines! Her interview is on page 66, but you might not want to skip ahead. There are articles/interviews with Bonde do Role, Justice, Maccabees, Dizzee Rascal, Skull Disco and more with lots of big glossy looking photos. Surprisingly it loads super fast. I need to learn that trick. Must be a flash thing.

Over on the opposite side of the web (literally, from zmag.co.uk to apple.com) Alan Pollard profiled the technical arrangement of Volta for Apple Pro. Alan Pollard has an insider’s perspective as Bjork’s technical director for a full 10 years. He must be pretty good at his job. He’s in charge of the technical aspects of her music, and is especially important to her on tour. In this feature, he talks about how he packs the entire faerie kingdom into a laptop (lemme guess, a MAC laptop) and the details of how to make all her mechanization work seamlessly with her human performance. It’s a stellar read for studio and gear buffs.

M.I.A. Opens For Bjork In France

And, If you are able to catch her 2 shows in Nimes France in August, you will also get to see M.I.A. when she opens for Bjork at these 2 shows!

LINKS

Dummy Mag
Bjork Tech Profile
Bjork website
M.I.A.

All The Bjork News

Bjork news and reviews on HearingTest

 

 

 

 

 

 


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HearingTest – Rewind! #1!

Posted by Molli Fire on Saturday, 9June07

Welcome to the premier edition of HT-Rewind! Issue 001!

The Greatest Hits from the first week of June:

Drones Of The Dour – Sunn O))), Wolf Eyes, Wolves In The Throneroom, Merzbow, Weedeater Shows

Sunn O))) announced a string of West Coast US shows with the incredibly talented Wolves In The Throneroom bringing furious black metal along and Southern Lord label mates Weedeater. Sunn O))) also announced that they will play the Super Sonic Fest in UK alongside Mogwai and Miasma, as well as the Dour Festival with previous tour mates Wolf Eyes plus Merzbow and Wilco.

Sunn O))) To Release Oracle On Vinyl

Sunn O))) also announced that they will be releasing Oracle on vinyl. Brainwashed got a hold of the cd and has reviewed it with samplage.

Digitized – Bob Marley’s Exodus Gets A Futuristic Release

Exodus turns 30 this year, and to celebrate Island will be reissuing the entire album on USB stick, Micro SD, deluxe cd, cd, and vinyl. The first 3 come with video footage of Bob Marley and the Wailers performing live in London in 1977. The vinyl will be reissued as an exact replica of its first release.

Dope New 50/50 Video From Wiley!

Eski Boy makes a smokin video for “50/50” from his upcoming Playtime Is Over and HearingTest has the links to a crystal clear mov format. It positively sparkles, and comes rumbling out of the subwoofers! In addition to the vid, the sweet fellas over at Big Dada have sent us a link to where you can get your own Wiley player. It’s sweet too, I wish I could show you here, but WordPress does not allow embedding of players other than a few like yT. But trust me, go check it out, it has the video for “50/50” plus audio for “Gangsters” and “Bow E3”. It’s a clever likkle device –
www.bigdada.com/wileyplayer/

December ATP – Portishead, Aphex Twin, Earth, Julian Cope And More

Yep, all those folks are on the lineup. What isn’t obvious from the beginning of this report is that the second part features an album review by Julian Cope for one of the most amazing dark ambient metal bands – Sacrificial Totem. The album that Cope reviewed is Hurqalya which can be found on Katabatik. All fans of ambient noise, ambient metal, and atmospheric sonic storytelling should definitely check this out. Katabatik releases albums and hosts concerts with bands who create unique sonic experimentations. Their catalogue ranges from experimental electronica to IDM to ambient, metal, ragtime, and glitch-core. Definitely a fine resource of music.

NME Offers Free White Stripes Record In Magazine This Week

A limited edition red vinyl picture disc of “Rag And Bone” from the White Stripes’ upcoming Icky Thump was included in this week’s issue of NME. More info and pictures in the report.

Download – Matt Shadetek Releases His BBC Mix

MO FIRE! MO BASS!! Bo! This mix is the shizzle! If you haven’t already, go get this mix NOW! Killer tunes, mostly original stuff and remixes from the likes of Matt Shadetek, Drop The Lime, Plastician etc. Originally mixed for BBC’s Mary Anne Hobbs show, this is the first time its been available for download, and it’s FREE! If you like what you hear, show your love and buy some vinyl and keep it spinning!

Glen E Friedman Releases Fugazi Photos

Another fantastic picture book from the super talented Friedman. This report has links to where you can find other books by Friedman on Burning Flags Press.

Blue Scholars Video For “Back Home” From Bayani

The song rules, the video rules. Go check it out. It’s about bringing our troops home to their families where they belong.

Dragons Exist And So Do Ninjas

Ninja Tunes found a rare master tape from 1970 of psychedelic surf rock by the Dragons. Dennis Dragon is known for his work composing soundtracks for 1970’s skate films, surf films, ski films, and more. This is such an epic story of the Dragon Brothers and how they were just too far ahead of the music business in the 70’s. If you read nothing else, read this. Okay, maybe just this, Shadetek, and Wiley.

Whew! What a week! And this is just the highlights! ENJOY!

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English Beat Swing Back Into Ska

Posted by Molli Fire on Friday, 8June07

This news piece is dedicated to CrashPryor, one of my fave MOGgers. I remember you mentioned wishing you had been working in BeeB studios when the English Beat recorded there. This one’s for you Crash

The English Beat Have Returned In Full Swing! They are touring, playing shows with INXS and UB40, doing interviews and they are working on a new album to be released later this year!

Today, NPR’s World Cafe did an interview with the band, that is interspersed with audio from a live performance the recently reunited band did in the UK. It’s a beautiful show and you can listen to it right now on NPR’s World Cafe page – Dave Wakeling: Ska and The English Beat.

Set List From NPR World Cafe Show

“Whine and Grine/Stand Down Margaret”
“Tears of a Clown”
“I Confess”
“Mirror in the Bathroom”
“Save It for Later”

English Beat & Dave Wakeling Tour Dates

Dave Wakeling:
June 8 San Luis Obispo SLO Brewing Company
June 9 Santa Cruz Catalyst

The English Beat with INXS:
June 12 Glasgow, UK Clyde Auditorium
June 14 Manchester, UK Carling Apollo Manchester
June 15 Newcastle, UK Newcastle City Hall
June 17 Brighton, UK Brighton Dome
June 18 Birmingham Symphony Hall Birmingham
June 19 Bournemouth Bournemouth Opera House
June 21 London Carling Hammersmith Apollo
June 25 Sheffield, UK City Hall

The English Beat:
June 29 PA Sellersville Theatre
June 30 New York B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
July 1 East Hampton Stephen Talkhouse
July 3 Santa Fe Third Annual Santa Fe Community
July 5 Solana Beach Belly Up Tavern
July 6 Solana Beach Belly Up Tavern
July 7 Los Angeles Los Angeles Mem. Coliseum
July 12 San Jose Plaza de Cesar Chavez
July 14 Fairfax 19 Broadway
July 17 West Palm Beach Sound Advice Ampthitheatre
July 18 Tampa Ford Ampthitheatre
July 19 Atlanta Hi Fi Buys Ampthitheatre
July 21 Chicago Southside Arts & Music Festival
July 22 Virginia Beach GTE Virginia Beach Ampthitheatre
July 24 NH Meadowbrook Farm
July 25 Homdel PNC Bank Arts Center
July 26 Wantagh Jones Beach Amphitheatre
July 28 Philadelphia Penn’s Landing

Dave Wakeling:
July 29 Mansfield Tweeter Center
Aug 8 Cincinnati Riverbend Music Center

The English Beat:
Aug 9 Clarkston DTE Energy Music Theatre w/311

Dave Wakeling:
Aug 10 Hamilton Gage Park
Aug 12 Arlington Festival on the River
Aug 18 Chula Vista Coors Ampthitheatre
Aug 19 Murphys Ironstone Ampitheatre
Aug 24 Las Vegas The Beach Mandalay Bay

The English Beat:
Aug 26 Los Angeles Greek Theatre w/UB40
Sept 15 Cranford MusicFest

Dave Wakeling:
Sept 7 Temecula Long Shadow Ranch Winery
Sept 8 Las Vegas Clark County Amphitheatre

English Beat Links

Official Website – with the cutest flash intro I have seen in ages…
You can also download (FREE) mp3s of MANY songs directly from the SOUNDS page on their site.

NPR’s World Cafe

I hope the new English Beat album looks good next to the new Bad Brains album!! Perhaps a mashup will ensue?

 

 

 


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Updates To Icky Thump Gets Leaked + Video

Posted by Molli Fire on Thursday, 7June07

UPDATE: ICKY THUMP IS NOW STREAMING. Go to the June 12th Icky Thump news on HearingTest for more info.

So, I recently reported (very briefly) that Jack White was pissed to find out that Icky Thump was leaked on a Chicago radio station. Finally, I have a bit more to add to that story.

Watch the official Icky Thump video while you read:

To recap, DJ Electra of Q101 in Chicago received a digital file of the entire album that is set to be released on June 19th. She in turn played the entire album on the air with absolutely no permission from either the White Stripes nor WMG. When Jack got wind of the news within mere hours of the album airing, he took time out of his busy tour schedule and called the station from Spain. He verbally let the people have it over the phone, but the case seems to end there. As yet, no legal action has been taken against the station nor the dj. I will keep my eye out for updates however, because Warner Music Group does not take kindly to piracy and will usually release the dogs (i.e. the RIAA) when they get offended. Someone did record the entire album off the radio and it is available somewhere on the web right now. I’d post a link but it would be useless because it will be shut down by the time you read this and another one will spring up in its place. Check back here for updates on how the story progresses. You can always type White Stripes into the searchbox in the right sidebar, and it will take you directly to all the stories about the band that are published on HearingTest. (There is also a link at the end of this post to all other WS stories).

In the meantime, here are the best/most relevant links available about this story:

LINKS TO ICKY THUMP GETS LEAKED

HearingTest report – with links to Q101 DJ Electra’s blog
Mtv first report of the situation
Mtv analyzes the legal and professional situation
All White Stripes News On HearingTest

White Stripes Tour Dates

The White Stripes will be playing a special show at Madison Square Garden in NYC with Nick Cave’s Grinderman:
New York Madison Square Garden (July 24)

For the entire White Stripes tour, head over to the Tour Report on HearingTest
The Cold War Kids have been chosen as the supporting band for the entire tour (except the Anchorage AK show).

 

 


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Mum Reveals New Album Details + Tour Dates

Posted by Molli Fire on Friday, 1June07

Icelandic water does it again. The septet known as Mum is finally coming out with their first new album in 3 years, go go smear the poison ivy, due out Sept-ember 24th on Fat Cat Records. Someone else already reported about the album awhile back in mog news, but I am unable to find that post to link to it here. In more recent news, the single “they made frogs smoke ’til they exploded” will be released on August 27th. The band describes it as a “chirpy song about animal cruelty, it’s backed with ‘the amateur show'” and as a “wonky insect-circus instrumental.” And they have added dates to their tour, see below.

Mum - go go smear the poison ivy - New Album

Tracklist for go go smear the poison ivy

01 Blessed Brambles
02 A Little Bit Sometimes
03 They Made Frogs Smoke ‘Til They Exploded
04 These Eyes Are Berries
05 Moon Pulls
06 Marmalade Fires
07 Rhuubarbidoo
08 Dancing Behind My Eyelids
09 School Song Misfortune
10 I Was Her Horse
11 Guilty Rocks
12 Winter (What We Never Were After All)

Tour Dates

02 Jun – ATP stage – Primavera Festival, Barcelona, Spain
09 Jun – Villette Sonique Festival, Paris, France
17 Jul – La Mer De Musicas Festival, Murcia, Spain
24 Jul – Sync Festival, Athens, Greece
28 Jul – Afisha Festival, Moscow, Russia
19 Aug Helsinki, Finland – Loop Festival
24 Oct Los Angeles, CA – Orpheum Theatre
01 Nov Chicago, IL – Logan Square Auditorium
09 Nov New York, NY – St. Paul the Apostle (Wordless Music Series)
10 Nov New York, NY – Society for Ethical Culture (Wordless Music Series)

Links

MumSpace
Fat Cat Records youTube Channel
Mum on BLEEP – listen/download

Mum – “Summer Make Good”:


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Jack Pissed About Icky Thump Leak, White Stripes Reschedule September Shows

Posted by Molli Fire on Friday, 1June07

UPDATE: ICKY THUMP IS NOW STREAMING. Go to the June 12th Icky Thump news on HearingTest for more info.

Three songs from the upcoming Icky Thump have been leaked on the internet: “Conquest”, “Torrential Outpoor Blues” and “You Don’t Know What Love Is (You Just Do What You You’re Told)”. Also, Chicago FM station Q101 played the not-released-until-June-19th-album in its entirety this week. More about that from MTV and the blog of the dj who played it, Queen DJ Electra.

As for rescheduling shows on their US tour this summer, this is what the duo have to say on the White Stripes website:

Due to unforeseen scheduling issues, The White Stripes have had to push back some of their early September dates. The only dates affected were those between September 4-13 and all but Albuquerque, New Mexico have already been rescheduled. For a full list of rescheduled dates please visit the “shows” section. A new date for Albuquerque will be announced very soon. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused our fans.
A limited number of pre-sale tickets for the newly rescheduled Salt Lake City, Utah date at The “E” Center on September 29th will be available through the pre-sale link located at the top of the “shows” section of the site starting at 10 am MST tomorrow, June 1st. Tickets for this show officially go on sale to the public on Saturday, June 2nd
The Kiva Auditorium show in Albuquerque, New Mexico has now been rescheduled for October 11th, 2007.

More info about the tour at liveDaily.

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BORIS Headed To Europe To Play w/ ISIS And Pelican

Posted by Molli Fire on Friday, 1June07

Yay! Southern Lord mates BORIS – the tiny Japanese trio with a great big GONG and a great big metal sound, will also be touring Europe this summer! Some stops will find them joining the ISIS/OXBOW concerts previously announced, one stop will find them sharing the stage with Pelican, and the others seem to be independent gigs. Southern Lord + Hydra Head = Serious Audio Doom!!

BORIS Tour Dates

06-17 Ljubljana, Slovenia – Cvetlicarna Mediapark w/ ISIS + OXBOW
06-18 Vienna, Austria – Szene
06-19 Wroclaw, Poland – Firelej w/ ISIS + OXBOW
06-20 Warsaw, Poland – Progresja w/ ISIS + OXBOW
06-22 Prague, Czech Republic – Palace Akropolis w/ ISIS + OXBOW
06-23 Dortmund, Germany – FZW
06-24 Tilburg, Netherlands – 013 Popcentrum
06-25 Brighton, England – Engine Rooms
06-26 Manchester, England – Sacred Trinity Church
06-27 Glasgow, Scotland – Nice’n’Sleazy
06-28 Newcastle, England – The Cluny
06-29 Sheffield, England – Corporation
06-30 Nottingham, England – TBA
07-01 Bristol, England – The Cooler
07-02 London, England – KOKO w/ ISIS + OXBOW
07-03 Kortrijk, Belgium – De Kreun
07-04 Stuttgart, Germany – Club Schocken w/ Pelican
07-05 Hamburg, Germany – Molotow Club
07-06 Roskilde, Denmark – Roskilde Festival

LINKS

BORIS page on Southern Lord as always, you can listen to Southern Lord artists on their band pages and sometimes even grab the mp3.
BORIS HEAVY ROCKS Homepage
You can download “Farewell” off their album Pink at Southern Lord

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sunn O))) New Release + Tour W/ Wolf Eyes, Wolves in the Throneroom, Merzbow

Posted by Molli Fire on Wednesday, 30May07

Sunn O))) has announced more tour dates on their artist page at Southern Lord Records! I guess the Pacific Rim and Roadburn festival were good to them, because after they play the Sonar Festival in Barcelona, they will be playing one show in the UK and then heading home to the US for some west coast shows with label mates and mentors, Earth.

Dang I wish I could have been at that Roadburn, but I would be happy to catch their performance in Belgium with Wolf Eyes. One of my very favorite Sunn O))) performances ever was with Wolf Eyes at the Lobot in Oakland. Both bands have been a huge musical influence on me. My bandmate in T113 grew up in Ann Arbor and was friends with Nate of Wolf Eyes, thus sharing some of the same musical influences and ideas. My mate first introduced me to Wolf Eyes’ brilliant chaotic noise and I was hooked. I think an ideal show for our band T113 would be with Sunn O))), Wolf Eyes and Merzbow in Japan (where they truly appreciate noise as an artform). This festival in Belgium comes awfully close! Who wants to fly T113 out to the Dour Festival to perform as well?

Also on this upcoming tour, Sunn O))) will playing shows with Wolves in the Throneroom, whom I have also mentioned as a fantastic metal band. If you get the chance, definitely catch them live. They are TIGHT, and play furiously passionate metal. T113 has played shows with them, and Wolves has honored us on a few occasions by playing on our soundsystem, including at the Autonomous Mutant Festival. In fact one of my fave live performances as T113 was with Wolves in the Throneroom at Overload in Oakland. My mic wasn’t working, but my mate and I played a killer set that included a doom metal cover of Ledbelly’s “In The Pines”. The guys of Wolves in the Throneroom are such down to earth and sweet people in addition to playing stellar, dark music. Not theatrical, like Sunn O))) but intense nonetheless.

Tour

Jun 16, 2007 Sonar Festival Barcelona
Jun 18, 2007 Meltdown Festival London, UK w/Chrome Hoof
Jul 2, 2007 Casbah San Diego, CA Earth, Weedeater & Wolves in the Throne Room
Jul 3, 2007 El Ray Los Angeles, LA Earth, Weedeater & Wolves in the Throne Room
Jul 4, 2007 Independant San Francisco, CA Earth, Weedeater & Wolves in the Throne Room
Jul 6, 2007 Mt Tabor Portland, OR Earth, Weedeater & Wolves in the Throne Room
Jul 7, 2007 El Corazon Seattle, WA Earth, Weedeater & Wolves in the Throne Room
Jul 14, 2007 SuperSonic Festival Birmingham UK Om, Mogwai, Miasma, etc
Jul 15, 2007 Dour Festival Belgium Wilco, Merzbow, Wolf Eyes

Sunn O))) - Oracle Cover Art

Sunn O))) has also announced that they will be releasing a 12″ vinyl record called Oracle in the US this summer. The 2 singles that would comprise the 2 sides of the record are:
1. “Belülrol Pusztít” – 16:01
2. “Orakulum” – 18:37

The jackhammer on the A side is provided by Joe Preston (Thrones).
It will be accompanied by a bonus disc:

“Helio)))sophist” – 48:17

You should be able to acquire your copy at any of the US shows. Southern Lord has not yet announced whether they will carry it in the online store, so expect a super limited edition.

Links

Sunn O)))

Wolf Eyes

Wolves in the Throneroom

Merzbow

 

Related posts on HT:

Sunn O))) and Wolf Eyes Play Sonar Fest
Growing Wolf Eyes On Thrones Touring Europe
Boris and Sunn O))) tour Pacific Rim 2007
Sunn O))) Adds Roadburn Festival To Tour
No Fun Noise Fest Tortures NYC 4th Year In A Row

 

 

 

 

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Chemical Brothers Added To Electric Picnic + Updates

Posted by Molli Fire on Wednesday, 23May07

A few Chemical Brothers announcements to keep you up to date:

1. The Chemical Brothers have just been added to the Electric Picnic Lineup
2. Due to a delay with album artwork, the release of their upcoming album, We Are The Night, has been postponed until July 2nd. not too bad, and definitely worth it, check out the resulting cover art:

The Chemical Brothers’ We Are The Night:
Chemical Brothers - We Are The Night - Cover Art

3. You can listen to “Do It Again” the first single off the album, or watch the single’s video on their album page. “Do It Again” will be officially released on June 4th.
4. The high energy electronic ensemble are in the midst of a European-Japanese tour, however, some dates will find them dj’ing rather than playing live.

Chemical Brothers 2007 Tour Dates

May
29 Club 013 Tilburg, Holland
31 The Roundhouse, London
June
09 Rockness Festival
13 Belgrade Arena
15 Ac Ideroscalo est, Milan
16 Stadio Pallacorda, Rome
24 Glastonbury (Other Stage)
29 Music Halle, Amsterdam
30 Werchter Festival
July
02 Phillipshalle Dusseldorf
03 Zenith, Munich
04 Arena, Vienna
06 Montreux Jazz Festival
07 Zenith, Paris
08 Rockhal, Luxembourg
13 Summercase, Madrid
14 Summercase, Barcelona
27 Pentaport Rock Festival, Korea
29 Naeba @ Fuji Rock, Japan
August
09 Sziget Festival, Budapest
10 T Mobile Arena, Prague
11 Sonnemondsterne, Saalburg
25 Creamfields, Knowsley
September
07 Bestival, Isle of Wight
09 Trafalgar Square
October
10 Maximum B1, Moscow
11 Maximum B1, Moscow
12 Yubileniy, St Petersburg
20 Sala Polivalenta, Bucharest

 

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White Stripes Add More Tour Dates & States

Posted by Molli Fire on Wednesday, 23May07

The White Stripes published good news on their website pertaining to the upcoming Icky Thump album and their touring of the US this year. First, that Icky Thump is now available to pre-order from such music stores as iTunes, and preordering will also get you 2 exclusive bonus tracks and a special live track! As for touring, the siblings are on a quest to touch the soil (or pavement) of each and every state in their home country, including Alaska and Hawaii. Therefore, they have added 8 more states that they have never been to, to their expanding road tour thus extending it all the way til the end of September! While Hawaii will have to wait just a little longer, Anchorage will get a full live experience from the dynamic duo! If they charge only $5-7 for their show, they will be legendary in AK alongside Fugazi (who played a $5 show in Anchorage back when bands never considered the idea of braving the arctic state on a tour, 198- something. Man…or Astroman also played numerous revolutionary shows to adoring fans, visiting Anchorage more often than any non-native band)

UPDATE: ICKY THUMP IS NOW STREAMING. Go to the June 12th Icky Thump news on HearingTest for more info.

The White Stripes Full Tour

05-31 Barcelona, Spain – Primavera Sound Festival
06-01 Nuerburgring, Germany – Rock Am Ring Festival
06-02 Nurnberg, Germany – Rock Im Park Festival
06-04 Vienna, Austria – Gasometer
06-06 Rome, Italy – Tenda Strisce
06-07 Milan, Italy – Idroscalo
06-09 Lisbon, Portugal – Alive Festival
06-11 Paris, France – Zenith
06-14 London, England – Hyde Park (O2 Wireless Festival)
06-15 Leeds, England – Harewood House (O2 Wireless Festival)
06-17 Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Festival
06-24 Burnaby, British Columbia – Deer Lake Park
06-25 Whitehorse, Yukon – Yukon Arts Centre
06-26 Yellowknife, Northwest Territories – Shorty Brown Multiplex Arena
06-27 Iqaluit, Nunavut – Arctic Winter Games Arena
06-29 Calgary, Alberta – Pengrowth Saddledome
06-30 Edmonton, Alberta – Shaw Convention Center
07-01 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – TCU Place
07-02 Winnipeg, Manitoba – MTS Centre
07-03 Thunder Bay, Ontario – Community Auditorium
07-05 Toronto, Ontario – Molson Amphitheatre
07-06 Montreal, Quebec – Bell Centre
07-07 London, Ontario – John Labatt Centre
07-08 Ottawa, Ontario – LeBreton Flats Park (Ottawa Bluesfest)
07-10 Moncton, New Brunswick – Moncton Coliseum Arena
07-11 Charlottetown, Price Edward Island – Charlottetown Civic Centre
07-13 Halifax, Nova Scotia – Cunard Centre
07-14 Glace Bay, Nova Scotia – Savoy Theatre
07-16 St. John’s, Newfoundland – Mile One Center
07-22 Portland, ME – Cumberland Civic Center
07-23 Boston, MA – Agganis Arena
07-24 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
07-25 Wallingford, CT – Chevrolet Theater
07-27 Wilmington, DE – Grand Opera House
07-28 Fairfax, VA – Patriot Center
07-29 North Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
07-30 Birmingham, AL – Sloss Furnaces
07-31 Southaven, MS – Snowden Grove Park Amphitheater
09-04 Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
09-05 Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
09-06 Lincoln, NE – Pershing Center Auditorium
09-07 Fargo, ND – Fargo Civic Auditorium
09-08 Rapid City, SD – Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
09-10 Jackson Hole, WY – Snow King Center
09-11 Boise, ID – Idaho Center Theatre
09-12 Salt Lake City, UT – The “E” Center
09-13 Albuquerque, NM – Kiva Auditorium
09-15-16 Austin, TX – Zilker Park (Austin City Limits Festival)
09-19 Inglewood, CA – The Forum
09-21 Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre
09-24 Anchorage, AK – William A. Egan Civic Center
09-26 Seattle, WA – Paramount Ballroom
09-27 Seattle, WA – Paramount Ballroom

 

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New Debbie Harry Album + Lily Allen Duet!

Posted by Molli Fire on Wednesday, 23May07

Long time idol and mentor to so many women in rock music, Debbie Harry will release a new album, Necessary Evil , coming out on August 7th. Until then, you can listen to the newly released single, “Two Times Blue” that is streaming on her music$pace page.
DH also wrote a new song about Lil Kim called “Dirty and Deep“. Click the song to go straight to the mp3.

You also have 2 great opportunities to catch her in the act:
This Friday, May 25th, she will perform “Heart Of Glass” as a duet with Lily Allen on the Today Show (NBC).
Debbie Harry is touring with the True Colors tour this summer, alongside Cyndi Lauper, Erasure, and others.

 
 
 

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LA Could Get Prince For 7 Weeks

Posted by Molli Fire on Tuesday, 22May07

More Prince residencies!  Oooooh, this looks like such a swEEt gig too!  Prince, born Prince Rogers Nelson, is working out a contract to perform for seven straight Friday nights at the Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles.  Prince would be joined by a different guest each week and perform from 11:30-1:30 in the Blossom Room.  Wait, it gets even better!  At 2am when most shows are ending, and audiences heading home, Prince’s chef takes over the hotel kitchen, and the restaurant turns into an after-hours dinner club while Prince woos the diners with his Jazz ensemble until 4am!  Dang i want a gig like that when i have a chef!

Prince 3121

The stint starts June 15 and runs through July. We’ll see if the deal works out… Watch the LA Times for the details.

Prince will be staying in the Roosevelt Hotel with his band during this time, rehearsing for 2 concerts in the Hamptons (NYC) and a 21 concert series in London this summer.   I like his style, how often does an artist enjoy a nice leisurely tour, sleeping in a big comfortable bed each night…

  
  
  

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