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Jay Reatard meets J Sheekey

By Patrick on Friday, May 23rd, 2008

Sunday night after the show at Proud Galleries in Camden a few of us went to London seafood joint J Sheekey for dinner. Herewith some photos.

Unfortunately no photos of Stephen, but that last dessert (Scandinavian iced berries in white chocolate) was his.

Death To False Meta : Fuck Weezer & Their New Video

By Gerard on Friday, May 23rd, 2008

While some segment of the rock biz is all agog today over the new Weezer clip —- featuring a myriad of YouTubey sensations (Chris Crocker, Tay Zonday, etc.), I would like to humbly remind each and everyone of you that a musically superior outfit from Sweden has already been there and done that.

Rivers Cuomo might have a Harvard education and share the same surname as a former NY Governor, but he’s never managed to wrangle Jim Varney’s participation in a music video.  Granted, he’s still young, but the rest of pop culture is playing catch-up with The Brainbombs. Why should Weezer be any different?

Dead Meadow vs. The Golden State

By Gerard on Thursday, May 22nd, 2008


May 23 2008 8:00P – The Blank Club, San Jose, California
May 24 2008 8:00P – Slim’s San Francisco, California
May 26 2008 8:00P – Historic Brookdale Lodge, Brookdale, California
May 27 2008 8:00P – Muddy Waters, Santa Barbara, California
May 30 2008 8:00P – Little Radio Warehouse, Los Angeles, California


I saw Times New Viking in London and all I got was this

By Annette on Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

I found this pinned to the wall of the Beggars flat. A parting gift from Times New Viking in the form of a ponytail sported by the formerly-long-haired Beth Murphy.

Not being one to pass up on any opportunity to make some drinking money on the sly, I’ll flog this to the highest and most foolish bidder. Cash preferably please. Sterling, not dollars (this is London after all).

Jennifer O’Connor – Dates With Wilco, Song In A Terrifying Film

By Gerard on Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

As we feverishly prepare for the 8/19 release of Jennifer O’Connor’s ‘Here With Me’ LP/CD, we’re pleased to announce that along with upcoming dates supporting Jamie Lidell and Son Ambulance, Jennifer is playing with Wilco on the following evenings :

Sun 8/10 Wilmington, DE 7pm The Grand Opera House
Wed 8/13 Brooklyn, NY Doors 5pm McCarren Park Pool

In addition, “Hopeful” from Jennifer’s fantastic 2nd album, ‘The Color & The Light”, is featured in the upcoming motion picture, “The Strangers”, starring Liv Tyler and loads of freakish people wearing masks and wielding knives. The movie opens May 30, “only in theatres” as they like to say in the TV commericals.

“Valley Road ’86″ (mp3, from ‘Here With Me’)

Jaguar Love – Hitting The Road

By Gerard on Wednesday, May 21st, 2008



Jaguar Love’
s first US tour since signing their lives away to Matador begins this Sunday in Pomona, CA. Chris and I will be attending, but mostly because we were gonna be in the neighborhood anyway.

Times New Viking in Cardiff

By Annette on Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

In a nutshell:

Went to Cardiff. Watched Times New Viking play Clwb Ifor Bach. Listened to Jimi Hendrix At His Best. Went to some dodgy bars. Drank shots. Mistook wallpaper for bookshelves (Jared mostly). Made friends with a lampshade.

Cue some misguided camera-phone action:



All in all, some very good times.

Catch the rest of the Times New Viking tour:
21 May – Plan B Night @ Corsica Studio’s, London (with Lovvers)
22 May – The Common Place, Leeds
23 May – Studio 24, Edinburgh
24 May – Captain’s Rest, Glasgow
26 May – Andrew’s Lane Theatre, Dublin

Middle School Chorus sings Lavender Diamond!

By Ron on Wednesday, May 21st, 2008
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Hello from Los Angeles!
We thought we’d mention that we’re playing here at The Wiltern – tonight! supporting the Dresden Dolls. We’ll be playing a couple of new songs!

Also! We’ve been working hard lately making a movie version of our album Imagine Our Love!
Becky will be hosting a very special celebration & preview of these “Psychedelic Healing Visons” next Tuesday, May 27 at The Silent Movie Theater in Hollywood!

Oh, did you see that video? I was hoping that when we made a record like Imagine Our Love that someday, something like this would come along! Thanks so much to the The Marlton Middle School Chorus, and their director Ms. Morganelli!

Peace!
-Ron

In Honor Of Joey Ramone’s 57th Birthday :

By Gerard on Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

Hey, if we can be a day late acknowledging Mark Ohe’s birthday, two days late for Joey’s will just have to do.

Mission Of Burma Won’t Forget The Motor City

By Gerard on Monday, May 19th, 2008

In addition to upcoming dates in Boston, New York, DC and Philly, Mission Of Burma have just added a July 18 show at Detroit’s Bohemian National Home. ‘Signals, Calls & Marches’ will be performed from start to finish, though I suspect the set list will be a bit longer than that. Probably much longer.

Tickets are available here.