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Fucked Up, supporting The Stooges this Wednesday

By Gerard on Monday, August 4th, 2008

That’s right, Fucked Up are playing with the Stooges at Toronto’s Massey Hall this Wednesday, August 6. This is probably one of those once-in-a-lifetime pairings (anyone still have the flyers from the abortive Anthony Newley/Whitehouse double bill?) and tickets are in short supply.

(UPDATE : The Stooges’ gear was stolen in Montreal.)

Our Narrator Is Not The Author Of Detention’s “Dead Rock & Rollers”…

By Gerard on Sunday, August 3rd, 2008
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….but he might have indirectly inspired several Gary Cole performances in box office hits of the past, present and future.

Jay Reatard Taking UK By Storm

By Kimberly on Saturday, August 2nd, 2008

The NME has issued a list of ’25 Bands Making America Cool Again’, and while these lists usually inspire head rolling from atleast 10 of the entries, I am really pleased that than our very own Jay Reatard makes the cut at #14 for the full list click here.

Further Invasions Of Jaguar Love’s pre-gig privacy

By Gerard on Friday, August 1st, 2008
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This is what we like to call “an EPK” in the trade. Some folks think that stands for “electronic press kit”, but it could also mean “educational-yet-promotional-kilp”.  I prefer the former.

Much as we (heart) YouTube, you can subscribe to this sort of thing via the Matacast and receive such videos in lovely iTunes/quicktime form.

Do You Have X-Ray Vision? If So, PBS & MSG Would Like Your Money

By Gerard on Friday, August 1st, 2008

Given the somewhat obstructed view nature of the seats in question, wouldn’t “last chance to hear The Police” be a fairer way of flogging these tickets?