Archive for July, 2009

Jay Reatard in Europe this Fall*

By Annette on Friday, July 31st, 2009

Photo above swiped from Ryan Muir’s Flickr without permission – sorry

Jay, Stephen and Billy are coming back – Flying Vs in tow – for twenty-plus dates across Europe with no days off. We admire their work ethic.

28th – Maroquinerie, Paris FR (buy tickets here, here or here)
29th – Luxor, Koln DE (buy tickets here)
30th – 59 to 1, Munich DE (buy tickets here)
31st – Lido (club night), Berlin DE (buy tickets here)
1st – Loppen, Copenhagen DK
2nd – John Dee, Oslo NO (buy tickets here)
3rd – Babel, Malmo SE (buy tickets here)
4th – Logo, Hamburg DE (buy tickets here)
5th – Matrix, Prague CZ (buy tickets here)
6th – B72, Vienna AT (buy tickets here)
7th – Covo, Bologna IT
8th – La Cooperative De Mai, Clermont-Ferrand FR (buy tickets here, here or here)
9th – Botanique Rotunde, Brussels BE (buy tickets here)
10th – Bar Academy, Birmingham UK (buy tickets here or 08444 772 000 / 08712 200 260)
11th – King Tuts, Glasgow UK (buy tickets here or call 08444 999 990
12th – Roadhouse, Manchester UK (buy tickets here or call 08712 200 260 / 01618 321 111)
13th – Underworld, London UK (buy tickets here or call 08712 200 260)
14th – Croft, Bristol UK (buy tickets here or call 08704 444 400)
15th – Masque, Liverpool UK (buy tickets here or call 08448 472 424)
16th – Whelans, Dublin IE (buy tickets here or 0818 719 390)

* Or Autumn if you speak English.

Julian Plenti is…Skyscraper: Full album stream live on Rhapsody

By Gabe on Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

If you simply can’t wait until this coming Tuesday to hear Julian Plenti’s debut album, “Julian Plenti is…Skyscraper”, well you’re impatient.

But Rhapsody is feeling you, dawg: the entire album is currently streaming via Rhapsody’s “The Leak”. Get your Skyscraper on here, now.

ole-873 julian plent

This Thursday: Julian Plenti + ACE Hotel, NYC

By Claire T on Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

Please join us, this Thursday evening, at the lovely ACE Hotel, NYC.

We’ll be playing Julian Plenti’s upcoming 8/4 release, Julian Plenti…is Skyscraper, while enjoying complimentary bourbon cocktails in ACE’s Breslin Bar & Dining Room.

As previously announced, Julian Plenti will be making his first concert appearance in years this September. Keep it tuned here for further details.


Jay Reatard Instore Tour!!!

By Michael on Wednesday, July 29th, 2009


Jay Reatard loves giving back.
He loves it so much, in fact, that he’s going to visit some of the independent record stores who have supported him and his records.
He loves it so much, in fact, that he’s playing instores at those record stores.
He loves it so much, in fact, that all of the instores are free and all ages.
That’s right…I said it.
Ten…count ‘em…TEN free all ages instores up the West Coast from San Diego to Vancouver.
So come help Jay celebrate the release of his new record Watch Me Fall with some instore ROCK!!!

18th – 6pm @ Amoeba Music Hollywood (LA)
19th – 7pm @ Fingerprints (Long Beach)
20th – 7pm @ M-Theory (San Diego)
21st – 7pm @ Streetlight Records (Santa Cruz)
22nd – 6pm @ Amoeba Music San Francisco (duh)
23rd – 6pm @ Amoeba Music Berkeley (again…)
25th – 6pm @ Jackpot Records (Portland)
26th – 7pm @ Easy Street Records (Seattle)
27th – 7pm @ Sonic Boom Records (Seattle)
28th – 8pm @ Zulu Records (Vancouver)

And keep in mind that these will be Jay’s ONLY west coast dates in August.
There will be no club shows…meaning…Come!! Watch Jay Play.

Watch Me Fall is available on LP August 4th and CD August 18th.

Sonic Youth – SF Show just added

By Gerard on Tuesday, July 28th, 2009


Though Sonic Youth’s current Western swing was due to end Sunday night in Oakland prior to the heading to Japan, we’re happy to confirm they’ll be playing at The Independent in San Francisco this coming Monday night, August 3, with support from Sic Alps (above).

Yo La Tengo Video Series – “Here To Fall”

By Gabe on Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

Today brings us the first clip in a series of five from the upcoming Yo La Tengo album, “Popular Songs”.

“Here to Fall” kicks off director John McSwain’s multi-song visual accompaniment to the diverse and arresting sounds of YLT’s exceptional new album. Each video will debut with a unique partner site (well, the Matablog is kicking it off), one per week leading up to the September 8th release of “Popular Songs”. The videos will be collected here, so check back!

Click here to pre-order “Popular Songs”, or visit Buy Early Get Now for the unstoppable deluxe package. In a related note, the advance stream of ‘Popular Songs’ is available for BEGN customers starting today.

“Here to Fall”

TRAILER: “Waiting For Something”, A short documentary about Jay Reatard

By Gabe on Monday, July 27th, 2009

On Tuesday August 4th MySpace will debut “Waiting For Something”, a short documentary about Jay Reatard.

Directed by Alex Hammond and Ian Markiewicz, “Waiting For Something” explores in detail Jay’s personal history and his roots in Memphis music, and also gazes forward at an artistic journey not yet written.

Here is the first trailer for the film.

TRAILER: “Waiting For Something”, a Jay Reatard documentary

Sonic Youth – West Coast Dates Just Announced

By Gerard on Monday, July 27th, 2009


(Lee and Steve photos by Kirstie Shanley)

Though tickets for SY’s 9/29 show at the Wiltern and their October 4 ACL appearance have been available for a while, the rest of the schedule below is on sale starting today.

Fri-Sep-25 Pomona, CA Fox Theatre
Sat-Sep-26 Santa Barbara, CA Arlington Theatre
Mon-Sep-28 San Diego, CA House of Blues
Tue-Sep-29 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
Thu-Oct-01 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre
Fri-Oct-02 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre
Sun-Oct-04 Austin, TX Austin City Limits

Fucked Up from the Pitchfork Festival

By Gabe on Monday, July 27th, 2009

Fucked Up, who by all accounts pulled together the most ferocious set of Pitchfork weekend (two of them if you happened to be at Subterranean on Friday night), also found time to interview fellow fourth-wall breakers the Jesus Lizard.

Watch Pink Eyes hold his own with the heavyweights, and also see an outstanding version of “Crusades” from the festival.

Pink Eyes interviews the Jesus Lizard


Shearwater – European tour

By Annette on Friday, July 24th, 2009

Kim+Thor double-glocking
Above: Thor and Kim engaging in double-glock(enspiel) warfare at this year’s Primavera Festival

Having Shearwater play on this side of the Atlantic is always a good thing especially if it means the opportunity to hear more new material. Bring your own glockenspiel/double-bass/hand-made instrument.

10th – Vooruit, Ghent BE
11th – End Of The Road Festival, Dorset UK
12th – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds UK (w/ Clinic)
13th – Colchester Arts Centre, Colchester UK
14th – The Luminaire, London UK
15th – Effenaar, Eindhoven NL
16th – Tivoli (De Helling), Utrecht NL