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The New Pornographers – Free Apple In-store

By Sara McManus on Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

(Blaine and Todd, shown at Manchester Academy. This isn’t product placement per se, but if there’s any sort of heavy discount coming the band’s way, they might not turn it down, either. Picture taken from Rick and Mindy’s Flickr page)

The New Pornographers
Free In-store Performance
Tuesday, December 11th
8:00 pm
Apple Store SoHo

103 Prince St. – NYC

The Spirit Of Giving Single available exclusively on iTunes Nov 27th
Spirit of Giving Details provided in a previous (and uncopied) post by Gerard titled, “The New Pornographers – Christmas Single Coming Nov. 27 From The iTunes Music Store.”

Times New Viking – Academy Annex

By Sara McManus on Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

Free Times New Viking Show!
Friday, November 30th at 8:00 pm

Academy Annex
96 N. 6th St. – Williamsburg

Could there be any better methodology to generate crazed anticipation for Times New Viking’s upcoming 3rd (2nd 1/2?) long-player, ‘Rip It Off” (January 22, ‘08) than by a Free in-store and a chance to get your hands on one of the Ultra Limited Edition Times New Viking 7″ 2 weeks before release date (December 12, ’07)?

Also, I’m not trying to copy Gerard with the whole talking about Times New Viking thing, so don’t think that I am. Look, a few posts down…see, we are talking about different stuff…

The New Pornographers – Christmas Single Coming Nov. 27 Dec. 4 From The iTunes Music Store

By Gerard on Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

It’s the first Matador Xmas record since The Frogs’ “Here Comes Santa’s Pussy”. And it more than lives up to that super high standard!

1) “The Spirit Of Giving” (from the CD/LP ‘Challengers’)
2) “Arms Of Mary” / “Looking At A Baby” (previously unreleased, the former by Iain Sutherland of The Sutherland Brothers, though the New Pornographers’ version is a tribute to Chilliwack‘s rendition. “Looking At A Baby” is a Collectors cover)
3) “Joseph” (previously unreleased, A.C. Newman original)

Here’s the direct link to the EP on the iTunes Store.

Mission Of Burma – Live In Williamsburg, January 19

By Gerard on Wednesday, November 21st, 2007
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(they wrote this one in the van on the way to the gig)

Mission Of Burma will be playing Brooklyn’s Music Hall Of Williamsburg on January 19.

For an early crack at tickets, here’s the place.

Times New Viking – Upcoming Live Activity

By Gerard on Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

(pic culled from J Van’s flickr page)

Could there be any better methodology to generate crazed anticipation for Times New Viking’s upcoming 3rd (2nd 1/2?) long-player, ‘Rip It Off” (January 22, ’08) than by a pair of East Coast gigs with one of the greatest bands of all (curse word) time?  Perhaps a free gig at a beloved Brooklyn purveyor of sound recordings?

Fri, Nov 30th – Brooklyn – Academy Annex Record Shoppe
Sat, Dec 1st – NYC, NY -  Cake Shop (with The Clean)
Sun, Dec 2nd – Philadelphia, PA -  Johnny Brenda’s (with The Clean)

Time To Give Thanks For The Continued Career Of Uncle Floyd

By Gerard on Tuesday, November 20th, 2007
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Thought the eagle-eye of Chris Lombardi notes Floyd’s tuesday evening residency at Colucci’s in Haledon, NJ (take that, Feelies), be advised the great man will be appearing November 25 at Uncle Vinnie’s in Point Pleasant for what is being billed as “AN ADULTS ONLY SHOW”.

Little Steven, Savior Of Musical Integreation

By Gerard on Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

“It’s considered inappropriate or even immoral for white musicians to appropriate African-American styles.”

Here’s a headline you might not see on the front of tomorrow’s NY Times Arts & Leisure section :

“Timberlake Dropped :  Appropriation of African-American Styles Said To Be Wildly Unpopular”.

A Single Of Year Candidate? Maybe. Sleeve Of The Year? Mos Def

By Gerard on Monday, November 19th, 2007

The Danny Bejar-tastic “Myriad Harbour” b/w the previously unreleaed A.C. Newman composition, “Fugue State” on our favorite format, 7″ vinyl. Available now from the Matador Store for a mere $3.

Brother, Can You Spare $2500?

By Gerard on Saturday, November 17th, 2007

(the youthful SSD, doing their best to clean up Boston’s Combat Zone)

from eBay (link courtesy Patrick) :

SS Decontrol – The Kids Will Have Their Say ACETATES

Masterdisk Corporation NYC, USA May 1982. The set of two 1-sided 12″ 45rpm acetates for the later XClaim-release of Boston`s first straight-edge hardcore LP: Disc 1 (Side a): Boiling Point, Fight Them, Do You Ever Care?, Not Normal, Wasted Youth, Jock Itch, Fun To You, Violent Attack, How Much Art. Disc 2 (Side b): The Kids Will Have Their Say, Headed Straight, War Threat, Teach Me Violence, Screw, Who`s To Judge, Police Beat, Unity, The End. In white gatefold cardboard cover with sticker on front. The acetates are in finest condition. Photocopy of the original invoice enclosed. Postage costs depend on your location. Payment can be made by bank transfer, Paypal, IMO or something other. I will soon sell more records so stay tuned.

Yo La Tengo To Appear On “Saturday Night Live” Episode…That Will Not Be Televised

By Gerard on Friday, November 16th, 2007

All things considered, a version of “SNL” that isn’t on TV is still likely to have just as many viewers as any edition of “MSG, NY” that is actually broadcast. From the Hollywood Reporter :

Two New York-based shows, “30 Rock” and “Saturday Night Live,” will get one-time-only performances this weekend in Manhattan.

The casts of both shows will perform at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater on West 26th Street, with “Saturday Night Live” performing a show at 11:30 p.m. Saturday and “30 Rock” going on at 8 p.m. Monday. “Superbad” and “Arrested Development” star Michael Cera will be the guest host of “SNL,” and the musical guest is Hoboken, N.J., alternative rockers Yo La Tengo.


“SNL” cast member Amy Poehler (above) said in a statement late Thursday that the theater is a “second home” to many of the performers and writers.

“We are doing this to raise spirits, raise awareness and raise money for our hardworking production crews who will be having a hard holiday season if this strike continues,” Poehler said.