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KURT VILE PLAYING PUKKELPOP 2014

April 23rd, 2014 at 5:00 am by Rian

Kurt and his Violators are joining Queens of the Stone Age and Darkside for Pukkelpop 2014.The festival will be in Hasselt, Belgium. All three bands will be playing on Saturday, August 16th.

Get your tickets on the official website and for more info take a look at:

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Here are the rest of the dates and venues to catch Kurt the rest of the summer:

May

Friday 23 KIngston, NY, US BSP Kingston
Saturday 24 Northampton, MA, US Pearl Street Nightclub
Sunday 25 Boston, MA, US Boston Calling Festival
Monday 26 Montreal, QC Corona Theatre
Wednesday 28 Toronto, ON, CA The Phoenix
Friday 30 Nelsonville, OH, US Nelsonville Music Festival
Saturday 31 York, PA, US Capitol Theatre

June

Monday 02 New Haven, CT, US Toads Place
Friday 06 New York , NY, US Governor’s Ball
Saturday 07 New York, NY, US Governors Ball
Sunday 08 New York, NY, US Governors Ball

July

Friday 04 Seattle/George, WA Sasquatch Music Festival
Thursday 10 Keflavik, IK ATP Iceland
Friday 25 Philadelphia, PA Mann Center for The Arts

August

Thursday 14 StMalo, FR La Route Du Rock
Saturday 16 London, UK Jebberwocky
Sunday 17 Glanusk, GB Green man Festival
Wednesday 20 Zurich, CH Rote Fabrik
Friday 22 Bilbao, ES Kafe Antzokia
Sunday 24 Madrid, ES Joy
Monday 25 Barcelona, ES Apolo

 

 

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COACHELLA WEEKEND 2: QOTSA AND DARKSIDE THIS SATURDAY

April 18th, 2014 at 3:50 pm by Rian

If you are at the festival, but sure to catch Queens of the Stone Age tomorrow, April 19th, at 9:35pm PST on the Coachella Stage and DARKSIDE in the aptly-named Gobi tent after at 10:50pm PST. If you are anywhere but Indio this weekend, you can watch many performances (including QOTSA) on AXS TV here (please check local listings) or watch it on your computer at AXS.tv.

The full schedule for the festival can be found here and a map here.

Pictures from Coachella Weekend 1:

QOTSA Photo by: Kevin Winter

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What Record Store Day Means To Me (Pt. II)

April 18th, 2014 at 2:33 pm by Gerard

It was very tempting to post Pt. 1 for the 7th year in a row, but it’s getting harder and harder to find anyone old enough to get the joke that Chris and I once worked at Empire Records. Anyhow, as you’re probably aware, tomorrow marks Record Store Day 2014, undoubtedly a hectic afternoon for our many friends in music retail — here’s hoping the staff at Best Buy manages to stay hydrated.

As for the workers and patrons at what I’m told are “independent music shops” (sounds pretty quaint, right?) it seems the event is not without controversy. On one hand, there’s the perennial complaints about flippers, price gougers and most worryingly, the difficulty actual-functioning-in-2014 bands and labels are having getting their spring titles manufactured anywhere near mid-April.   And on the other hand, there’s the opportunity for music lovers to snatch up such quality items as the Cake box set, the “Ghostbusters” 10” or a long overdue Roxette reissue.

All of that said, no matter how shitty your musical taste is where you stand on this divisive issue, it is my fervent hope we can all exercise patience and mutual understanding when we’re queued up tomorrow morning. Just understand that if you get in my way when I’m trying to grab the last copy of this record, you’re going down like Dave Brown.

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TRAILER: ‘FUCKERS’ LIVE FROM THE LONDON FORUM

April 17th, 2014 at 10:03 am by Rian

‘FUCKERS’ live from the London Forum is coming soon.

Directed by: Giorgio Testi (http://www.pulsefilms.com/)

Sound by: Johnny Hostile

“Fuckers” / “Dream Baby Dream” 12″ (w/ digital download) out May 5 in the UK and Europe and May 6 in North America via Matador/Pop Noire.

More on this release here.

Here is a new episode of Jehnny Beth’s radio show presenting some of the bands performing on the upcoming Savages-curated Pop Noire nights at Shacklewell Arms (May 5th) and Birthdays (May 6th) and concentrating on music she has been discovering while on tour.

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YLT’S IRA KAPLAN & GEORGIA HUBLEY ARE ON KLRU’S “OVERHEARD” WITH EVAN SMITH TONIGHT, PERFORMING “THE LOVE SONG OF R. BUCKMINSTER FULLER” LIVE IN AUSTIN 4/17

April 16th, 2014 at 10:41 am by Rian

Austin’s KLRU is hosting Yo La Tengo’s Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley TONIGHT on “Overheard” with Evan Smith. Please note that this event is free, but RSVP is required. In the event page here, you can do just that.

Time: 7pm

Map and directions to KLRU here.

The band is in town to perform “The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller” as a collaboration with filmmaker Sam Green. Love song premiered in 2012 at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art as part of the San Francisco International Film Festival. This revival will be in Austin for only one night and two performances on April 17th.

Love Song examines Fuller’s remarkable life as a visionary architect, designer, and social critic, most famous for his creation of the geodesic dome. Green draws heavily from the Fuller archive at Stanford, an astonishing collection of notes, letters, blueprints, photographs, films, and ephemera that contains a wonderful record of the utopian thinker and creator’s massive body of work. Yo La Tengo’s eclectic indie rock provides live musical accompaniment to the film and Green’s live narration.”

More information about this event can be found here.

Ticket links: 7PM / 9PM

 

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JOSH HOMME GUEST STARS ON PORTLANDIA 4/17, WATCH CLIP NOW

April 15th, 2014 at 3:43 pm by Rian

Lots going on in the Queens of the Stone Age world… Last week, the official music video for “Smooth Sailing” hit the internet (warning all of the dangers of karaoke). Last Saturday, the band took to their natural habitat  to play the first weekend of Coachella. You can stream the full set here. Now time for the NEW news: This week Josh Homme guest stars on Portlandia. The episode airs in full on IFC this Thursday, April 17th at 10/9c.

“The Queens of the Stone Age frontman has many talents in life, but on Portlandia, he is a very disappointing gay man. He doesn’t dabble in home decorating, he doesn’t give unsolicited fashion advice, and he and his boyfriend are total slobs. In fact, they like to do Jaegerbombs for breakfast instead of drinking heart-healthy kale smoothies. What gives?

Watch this new clip from Portlandia and see just how disappointing Josh Homme is when it comes to living up to stereotypes.”

More on the episode and show here.

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VIDEO : Darkside – Coachella, 4/12/14, Full Set

April 14th, 2014 at 1:17 pm by Rian

Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington of Darkside, played their Coachella debut Saturday night in the Gobi tent. Watch the full 48-minute set (featuring 5 songs from last year’s Psychic) below:

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VIDEO : Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks -”Chartjunk” via The Current

April 14th, 2014 at 11:59 am by Gerard

There’s probably a terrific excuse why we didn’t post this clip of The Jicks performing “Chartjunk” from January’s ‘Wigout At Jagbags’ at Minnesota Public Radio’s The Current. SXSW hangover, tension over Crimea, Heartbleed virius, momentary depression over Letterman quitting, euphoria over Nardwuar getting Letterman’s gig…take your pick. The important thing is, this huge oversight has been corrected.

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VIDEO : Queens of the Stone Age – Coachella, 4/12/14, Full Set

April 13th, 2014 at 1:21 pm by Gerard

At least one cultural observer has deemed Coachella 2014, “A Scenester Nightmare Hellscape”, which is one hell of a terrible thing to say about something that isn’t even affiliated with SXSW. For those of us who aren’t in the midst of the festivities in Indio, CA, however, it’s a decidedly non-nightmarish scenario, particularly the part where we can skip the majority of bands prior to booting up QOTSA’s home-court-advantage Saturday night set on the big screen or mobile device of our choice.

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COACHELLA WEEKEND 1: QOTSA AND DARKSIDE TONIGHT

April 12th, 2014 at 6:17 pm by Rian

The first weekend of Coachella 2014 is underway! Catch Queens of the Stone Age TONIGHT, April 12th, at 9:40pm PST on the Coachella Stage and then RUN over to Gobi to catch DARKSIDE at 10:50pm PST. Portions of the festival are streaming live on YouTube, including tonight’s QOTSA set.

The full schedule for the festival can be found here and a map here.

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