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Archive for March, 2007

Self Righteous Advice On What To Do With Your Money

By Gerard on Thursday, March 8th, 2007

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Pay up!

And that, Jasper, is more or less how it is in the ‘hood…

By Ruairi on Thursday, March 8th, 2007

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From BBC's forthcoming 'Rush Hour'.

My favourite bit = '….swimming with Lorenzo!'

Cat Power in Europe (April/May 07)

By Ruairi on Tuesday, March 6th, 2007

Yes, we have the dates you've all been waiting for….it's Cat Power and Dirty Delta Blues in Europe.

wed 25th – April: Glasgow The Ferry (actually this is a solo show)

fri 27 – 29th April:  All Tomorrow's Parties Festival, Minehead

tue 01 – May: London The Forum
wed 02 – May: Brussels Royal Circus
thu 03 – May: Eindhoven Effenaar
fri 04 – May: Heidelberg Karlstorbahnhof
sat 05 – May: Luzern Boa
sun 06 – May: Milan Magazzini
mon 07 – May: Bologna Estragon
tue 08 – May: Rome Piper
wed 09 – May: Madrid Joy Eslava
thu 10 – May: Dublin Tripod

These will all, without exception, be fantastic.

Like A Modern “Three Amigos”. Except There Are Four Of Them. And The Movie Doesn’t Take Place In Mexico.

By Gerard on Monday, March 5th, 2007

Friday's release of "Wild Hogs" was undoubtedly the comedy event of the year, and Utter Wonder didn't even need to see the film to know the picture's all-star quartet would prove irresistable.

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I'll be really interested to see how Martin Lawrence does in the movie. He's black. He's also hilarious. I bet he'll be getting them in trouble because they'll be driving around places where there aren't a lot of black people and the racist locals will try to give them a hard time but good old Martin Lawrence won't be having any of that thank you very much and in the end we'll all learn a little something about ourselves and how black people are full of inner strength!

William H. Macy will be fun to watch, too. He's usually not in movies like this. He tends to do more arty movies, like where he plays a lonely salesman or a lonely salesman who is retarded. From what I can tell in the previews he doesn't play either a lonely salesman or a lonely salesman who is retarted in "Wild Hogs". It will be quite a stretch for William H., but I have all the faith in the world in him. He's not retarded in real life!

As for Travolta and Allen, well, what more is there to say? You just know they are gonna bring it! Those guys are pros! I don't mean they're prostitutes–I mean they're professionals. But if either of them played a prostitute in a movie they'd totally nail it. That's how good they are! And if either have took a prostitute in real life, I bet they'd treat her or him right and leave them a good tip. That's what kind of high-quality gentleman they are.

I Didn’t Even Know He Was Sick

By Gerard on Saturday, March 3rd, 2007

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artist credit : unknown, email by these guys.

Yo La Tengo – A Shower Of April Shows

By Gerard on Friday, March 2nd, 2007

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Currently touring Australia with David Kilgour (where the Sydney promoter helpfully described them as "New Jersey art punks" — there's the next album's sticker copy, then) Yo La Tengo return to the United States next month just in time to fulfill their contractual commitment to play every town in America at least twice this year.  Don't worry, Billings, they'll get to you eventually.

4/5 – New Orleans LA Tipitina's
4/6 – Houston TX Warehouse Live
4/7 – Austin TX Stubb's
4/8 – Dallas TX Granada
4/10 – Tulsa OK Cains
4/11 – Lawrence KS Granada
4/12 – St. Louis MO the Pageant
4/13 – Indianapolis I the Vogue
4/14 – Madison WI the Barrymore
4/16 – Newport KY Southgate House
4/17 – Cleveland OH Beachland Ballroom
4/18 – Detroit, MI Majestic Theatre
4/20 – Northampton, MA Academy of Music
4/21 – Providence RI, Brown University
4/29 – NYC, NY Webster Hall

Head’s Up Tom Menino! Early Man Are BACK

By Gerard on Friday, March 2nd, 2007

The following was culled from Early Man's mailing blast, but is far too delicious to remain un-cut and pasted :

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Early Man has teamed up with the fine people who create the best show on television and contributed a song for the upcoming AQUA TEEN HUNGER FORCE COLON MOVIE FILM FOR THEATRES!!!

The new song is entitled "More To Me Than Meat And Eyes" and is about the ATHF character MEATWAD.

The soundtrack, which along with Early Man includes songs from Mastodon, Andrew WK, Schooly D, and Unearth, will be available everywhere on 4/10/07 (Williams Street) so go pick up a copy.

If you're from Boston, this is not a terrorist attack. I repeat, this is not a terrorist attack. It's just a bunch of songs for a movie. Put the guns away. Thanks.

Dead Meadow – Relocated To The West, Slowly Making Their Way East

By Gerard on Friday, March 2nd, 2007

on the road (again!), previewing material from the forthcoming 'Old Growth' opus deluxe, it's the world class Dead Meadow Revue!

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(poster art by Tim Clark)

Saturday, March 3 – San Francisco, CA: Cafe du Nord NOISE POP w/Spindrift
Sunday, March 4 – Santa Cruz, CA: The Blue Lagoon w/Spindrift
Friday, March 9 – Las Vegas, NV: The Bunkhouse Saloon w/Spindrift
Saturday, March 10 – Tucson, AZ: Solar Culture w/Spindrift
Monday, March 12 – Denton, TX: Hailey's w/Spindrift
Wednesday, March 14 – Houston, TX: The Mink w/Spindrift
Friday, March 16 – Austin, TX: Red Seven MESS WITH TEXAS PARTY w/Les Savvy Fav, Gossip, Erase Erratta, Spindrift,

Saturday, March 17 – Austin, TX: Club DeVille w/Lions in the Street,
Sunday, March 18 – Norman, OK: The Opolis w/ Spindrift
Monday, March 19 – Denver, CO: Larimer Lounge
Tuesday, March 20 – Salt Lake CIty, UT: Kilby Court w/Spindrift
Thursday, March 22 – Boise, ID: Neurolux w/Spindrift
Friday, March 23 – Portland, OR: Berbati's Pan w/Spindrift
Saturday, March 24 – Seattle, WA: Chop Suey w/Spindrift
Sunday, March 25 – Vancouver, BC: The Plaza Club
Wednesday, March 28 – Sacramento, CA: The Blue Lamp w/Spindrift
Thursday, March 29 – San Luis Obispo, CA: TBA
Saturday, March 31 – Big Sur, CA: Fernwood Resort w/Spindrift

Lavender Diamond – New U.S. Dates

By Gerard on Friday, March 2nd, 2007

(there's a bunch more that will be confirmed shortly — note all the crazy gaps, etc.)

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March
7-NY NY @ Joe's Pub

May
19-SF CA @ The Independent
21-Portland OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
22-Seattle, WA @ Triple Door
27-Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
30-Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace
31-Montreal, QUE @ La Sala Rossa
June 1-Boston, MA @ Museum of Fine Arts
3-New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
5-Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church Sanctuary
12-Austin, TX @ The Parish
13-Denton, TX @ Haleys
16-Los Angeles, CA @ Troubador

Finally There’s Something On NYC Afternoon Radio Worth Listening To : Early Mike, Minus The Mad Dog

By Gerard on Thursday, March 1st, 2007

the following message arrived in our super urgento box a few minutes ago :

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This week on the almighty PIZZA PARTY East Village Internet Radio show Early Mike himself will be making a very special guest appearance. And the plot thickens because weekly host Max Wowch and Mike will be playing ONLY television and film theme songs. That's right, two full hours of that crap. You don't want to miss it. It might be your only chance to hear two grown men disect the brilliance of the Golden Girls theme.

Tune in Thursday, March 1st at 4pm by going to http://www.eastvillageradio.com

If you miss it you can still download it after the original broadcast. No excuses.