Archive for April, 2011

Some New Cold Cave Dates

By Claire T on Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Photo Credit: Jake Giles Netter

Cold Cave are touring the US like madmen this summer in support of their April 5 release Cherish The Light Years and we’ve got a couple new dates to announce in SLC and Denver:

Friday July 29 – Salt Lake City -  Urban Lounge (Austra Supports)

Saturday July 30 – Denver – Bluebird Theater (Austra Supports)

More dates will be announced shortly!

And don’t forget Cold Cave will be out out at Coachella this Friday playing the Mojave Tent at 3PM.

Full run of dates:

Thursday, April 14 – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress (CC headline)

Friday, April 15 – Indio, CA – Coachella

Sunday, April 17 – Phoenix, AZ – ICYC (CC headline)

Tuesday, April 19 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater (supporting The Kills)

Wednesday, April 20 – Austin, TX – La Zona Rosa (supporting The Kills)

Friday, April 22 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom (supporting The Kills)

Saturday, April 23 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (supporting The Kills)

Sunday, April 24 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club (supporting The Kills)

Tuesday, April 26 – Boston, MA – Royale (supporting The Kills)

Wednesday, April 27 – Philadelphia, PA – Theater of Living Arts (supporting The Kills)

Thursday, April 28 – Hartford, CT – The Mill (at Trinity College) (CC headline)

Friday, April 29 – New York, NY – Terminal 5 (supporting The Kills)

Saturday, April 30 – Montreal, QC – Olympia (supporting The Kills)

Sunday, May 1 – Toronto, ON – Sound Academy (supporting The Kills)

Tuesday, May 3 – Detroit, MI – Majestic (supporting The Kills)

Wednesday, May 4 – Chicago, IL – Vic Theater (supporting The Kills)

Thursday, May 5 – Minneapolis, MN – First Ave (supporting The Kills)

Sunday, May 8 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom (supporting The Kills)

Monday, May 9 – Seattle, WA – Showbox (supporting The Kills)

Tuesday, May 10 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom (supporting The Kills)

Wednesday, May 11 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore Auditorium (supporting The Kills)

Friday, May 13 — Los Angeles, CA — The Music Box (supporting The Kills)

Saturday, May 14 – Pomona, CA – The Fox Theatre (supporting The Kills)

Monday, May 16 – El Paso, TX – Bombadiers (CC headline)

Wednesday, May 18 – Kansas City, MO – The Record Bar (CC headline)

Thursday, May 19 – St. Louis, MO – Luminary Center for the Arts (CC headline)

Friday, May 20 – Cincinnati, OH – MOTR Pub (CC headline)

Saturday, May 21 – Columbus, OH – Wexner Center (CC headline)

Sunday, May 22 – Pittsburgh, PA – Brillobox (CC headline)

Monday, July 18  — Fargo ND  — The Aquarium (Cult of Youth Supports)

Tuesday,  July 26 –  San Diego CA — Casbah  (Austra Supports)

Friday, July 29 – Salt Lake City – Urban Lounge (Austra Supports)

Saturday, July 30 – Denver – Bluebird Theater (Austra Supports)

Sunday, July 31 — Omaha NE  — Waiting Room    (Austra Supports)

Monday,  August 1  — Saint Louis MO  — Firebird  (Austra Supports)

Tuesday,   August 2  — Cleveland  OH — Grog Shop  (Austra Supports)

Listen to Villains of the Moon here

Listen to The Great Pan is Dead here

The New Pornographers – Emmy Nominated, And On The Road

By Gerard on Thursday, April 14th, 2011


We’re in the midst of a heavy period of activity for The New Pornographers ; in addition to a new batch of US dates (below), the band’s “Sweet Talk” video for Oxfam’s Gulf oil spill relief efforts (directed by Shannon Hart Reed  has just been nominated for an Emmy in the “Societal Concerns” category.  Though Record Store Day is a slightly less important cause than those supervised by Oxfam, it’s obviously one very close to our hearts, and saturday’s chapter in this annual celebration of independent music retailing will feature a limited edition 7″ of ‘Together”s “Moves” b/w the unreleased B-side “Drug Deal Of The Heart”, plus a download code for said tracks and the Tom Scharpling-directed video for the a-side.

Thu, 4/14 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater*
Fri, 4/15 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theater*
Sat, 4/16 – Indio, CA – Coachella Festival
Sun, 4/17 – Santa Cruz, CA – Rio Theatre
Mon, 4/18 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom*
Thu, 4/21 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room#
Fri, 4/22 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue^
Sat, 4/23 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues^
Mon, 4/25 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom^
Tue, 4/26 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s^
Wed, 4/27 – Iowa City, IA – Ballroom at The Univ of Iowa^
Thu, 4/28 – Urbana, IL – Canopy Club^
Fri, 4/29 – Columbia, MO – The Blue Note^

* = with Menomena
^ = with The Walkmen
# = with The So-So Sailers

Coachella stage times announced/Bands on the road – Interpol announce special Coachella set details

By Stuart on Thursday, April 14th, 2011

As announced on the official Coachella page, stage times are out now for all bands playing this weekends festival and you’ll find Matador and True Panther bands well represented, without any clashes (…hopefully) too!

Additionally, Interpol have announced exciting details about their Coachella performance in collaboration with The Creators Project, David Lynch, Andi Watson, HPX and Wieden & Kennedy:

Interpol Under Surveillance

Surrounded as we are by an ever-increasing number of cameras in our daily lives, we begin to lose ownership of our own images. Anonymous technology is analyzing, categorizing and archiving our very existence.

Interpol, in collaboration with David Lynch, Andi Watson, HPX and Wieden & Kennedy present a visual juxtaposition of the seen and the unseen. As the observer becomes the observed, the performance explores the deepening layers of covert surveillance, morphing data acquisition into visual beauty and questioning the fine line between the viewer and the voyeur.

Featuring the premiere of the David Lynch animation “I Touch A Red Button Man” for the song “Lights”, and utilizing real-time visual manipulation from Seattle-based HPX, the performance will be streamed live to the internet as well as to the audience at Coachella.

From here Interpol continue their tour around the southern states with School Of Seven Bells, The New Pornographers head out with the Walkmen in tow, Cold Cave join the Kills on the road, Glasser will be supporting TV On The Radio, whilst Delorean bring their broken Spanglish charm to headline shows in Chicago and Brooklyn.

The Coachella stages and times for all our acts are below, enjoy!

Cold Cave – 3pm @ Mohave Stage
Interpol – 7:25pm @ Coachella Stage

Glasser – 5:15pm @ Gobi Tent
The New Pornographers –  6:35pm @ Outdoor Theatre

Delorean – Sun, 4/17, 2pm or 3pm @ Gobi Tent

Salem remix Interpol for vinyl-only 12″

By Michaella on Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Interpol are releasing a Limited Edition 12” Vinyl-only Remix EP on April 16th as a celebration of Record Store Day in Europe. The release features remixes of “Try It On” by Salem, Ikonika and Banjo or Freakout – To give you a taste of what is to come the band thought they would offer up the Salem remix from the 12″.

The Remix EP will receive a North American release in the later part of the summer after the band’s upcoming tour dates. Below is a reminder of the shows and link to the band’s website where you can purchase tickets.

Also! If you are heading to Coachella this weekend, don’t miss the Interpol performance. They’ve been brewing something up with the Creators Project…

Wednesday 13 – Reno, NV – Knitting Factory
Thursday 14 – Sacramento, CA – Crest Theatre
Friday 15 - Indio, CA – Coachella
Sunday 17 – Tuscon, AZ – Rialto Theatre
Monday 18 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theatre
Wednesday 20 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
Thursday 21 – Austin, TX – Austin Music Hall
Friday 22 – Helotes, TX – Josabis Amphitheatre
Sunday 24 – Kansas City, MO – The Beaumont Club
Monday 25 – Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall
Tuesday 26 – New Orleans , LA – House of Blues – New Orleans
Thursday 28 – Tampa, FL – The Ritz
Friday 29 - Miami Beach, FL – Fillmore Miami Beach
Saturday 30 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues – Lake Buena Vista

Monday 02 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
Tuesday 03 – Charlotte , NC – The Fillmore Charlotte
Wednesday 04 - Raleigh, NC – Disco Rodeo
Friday 06 – Ashbury Park, NJ – Paramount Theatre
Saturday 07 – Providence, RI – Lupo’s
Sunday 08 – New York, NY – Terminal 5 * With Blonde Redhead

Tuesday 05 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field Stadium
Wednesday 06 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
Friday 08 – Montreal QUE, UE – Hippodrome
Saturday 09 – Montreal QUE, UE – Hippodrome
Monday 11 – Toronto ONT, NT – Rogers Center
Wednesday 13 – Washington DC – 9:30 Club
Thursday 14 – Philadelphia, PA – Lincoln Financial Center
Friday 15 – Atlantic City, NJ – Borgata Music Box
Sunday 17 – St. Louis, MO – Busch Stadium
Monday 18 – Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues
Wednesday 20 - East Rutherford, NJ – New Meadowlands Stadium
Friday 22 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
Saturday 23 – Minneapolis, MN – MN TCF Bank Stadium
Monday 25 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit

For on-sale info and ticketing links visit here.

To purchase Interpol visit here.


Here are a few dates missing:

07.18.2011 • HOB Cleveland • Cleveland, OH


*photo from perlamuter‘s flickr


Kurt Vile Free Solo Acoustic Instore (You’re Welcome, Seattle)

By Michael on Monday, April 11th, 2011

I told you we had more Kurt Vile instores to announce. And you know what? We’re not even done. But for now, all you Seattleites…. Seattleuns???…. Seattleers??? whatever. Go see Kurt at Sonic Boom. It’s free and it’s gonna be awesome.
And let us not forget Kurt’s proper show with the Violators at Sunset Tavern that evening. I hear they have pizza now.

Glasser – The Creators Project mini-doc

By Gabe on Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

The Creators Project brings us a fascinating look Cameron Mesirow of Glasser and her creative process. Purchase Glasser’s Ring here.

Glasser plays Coachella April 15th as well as the below dates with TV On The Radio (SF and LA dates just announced!):

Fri, 4/22 – Chicago, IL – Metro
Sat, 4/23 – Minneapolis, MN – First Ave
Sun, 4/24 – Minneapolis, MN – First Ave
Tue, 4/26 – Denver, CO – Ogden
Fri, 4/29 – San Francisco, CA – Independent
Sat, 4/30 – San Francisco, CA – Independent
Mon, 5/2 – San Diego, CA – 4th & B
Tue, 5/3 – Los Angeles, CA – Music Box

Curry of boneless pork shin and green peppercorns

By Patrick on Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

This is David Thompson’s curry of boneless pork shin with green peppercorns. A highly unusual recipe from a memorial book, at first he thought there was an ingredient missing – “it shouldn’t work.” However it does work, and is extraordinarily delicious. Two hours of pounding paste last night, then an hour and half of heating, cracking, scooping, chunking and double-milking coconut this morning. Boneless pork shin is not easy to find in NYC, so I substituted pork shoulder on the advice of my butcher – the braise in coconut milk and lemongrass offshoots takes some time, so allow plenty of time for your guests (I kept them satiated with a shrimp paste relish, also from Thompson, with raw apple eggplants and snake beans). I didn’t have fresh peppercorns, alas, or holy basil (substituted Thai basil, not at all the same) – but this turned out oily, fragrant and unbelievably delicious. It’s all gone, so I guess it worked…. huge amount of effort, and no leftover paste, but definitely worth it. It’s in the “Menus” section of Thai food, where a lot of great dishes are hidden.
If you want a link let us know.

Cold Cave’s ‘Cherish The Light Years” In Stores Today + Some New Dates

By Adam F on Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Cherish The LIght Years

Cold Cave’s second full-length album, ‘Cherish The Light Years‘, is available in stores worldwide today.

As a special bonus for the iPad nation, the iTunes version of the album comes with “LP” – the first-ever iTunes LP for Matador.  It has a bunch of hand-written lyrics from Wes and a grip of photos from the band’s last tour around the world.   You can get that here.

And while you can catch the band opening up for the Kills over the next month, the first few shows of the band’s upcoming July tour have been confirmed.

Mon     7/18          Fargo ND                    The Aquarium  Cult of Youth Supports
Tue      7/26           San Diego CA             Casbah  Austra Supports
Sun     7/31            Omaha NE                   Waiting Room Austra Supports
Mon     8/1            Saint Louis MO          Firebird Austra Supports
Tue      8/2             Cleveland  OH            Grog Shop Austra Supports



Thurston Moore, Live at The Music Hall Of Williamsburg, May 20

By Gerard on Monday, April 4th, 2011

(photograph by Ari Marcopoulos)

To mark the release of his new solo full-length, ‘Demolished Thoughts‘, Thurston Moore is playing Brooklyn’s Williamsburg Hall Of Music on May 20, with tickets going on sale this Friday, April 8 via (American Express cardholders will have an opportunity to purchase tickets on Wednesday, April 6).

In addition to the full-priced ticket option ($20), you’ll have your choice of ticket(s) + ‘Demolished Thoughts’ bundles ;

a) one ticket + a copy of “Demolished Thoughts” on CD ($30)

b) one ticket + a copy of “Demolished Thoughts” on  LP (colored vinyl, with download code) ($35)

The CD or limited edition colored vinyl copies of ‘Demolished Thoughts’ can be collected at the merch table on the night of the show – four days before the official  release date of May 24,

Fucked Up to headline the Echoplex and support Dino Jr. at T5

By Claire T on Monday, April 4th, 2011

Photo credit: Jake Giles Netter (Fucked Up at Matador 21)

We’re excited to report that Fucked Up will be playing Terminal 5 on Thursday, June 23, supporting Dinosaur Jr. (who will be performing Bug in its entirety)!! Also on the bill are OFF! and Henry Rollins (interviewing Dino Jr. live). Ticket on-sale begins this Friday.

In addition, Fucked Up will also be headlining the Echoplex in LA on Saturday, April 16. Ticketing information to follow shortly so keep your eyes peeled for updates. And as previously reported, the band are playing the Ace Hotel, Palm Springs on Friday, April 15.

RSVP to The Ace Hotel show here
This show  is free and open to the public. Capacity is limited. First come first serve!

Listen to “The Other Shoe” here


15th — Kings Highway at The Ace Hotel — Palm Springs, CA

16th — Echoplex — Los Angeles, CA (ticketing info to be announced)


6th – White Rabbit, Plymouth – UK (tickets)

7th – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff – UK (tickets) *MATINEE SHOW

7th – The Croft, Bristol – UK

8th – Institue, Birmingham – UK

9th – The Well, Leeds – UK

10th – Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh – UK (tickets)

11th – The Cluny, Newcastle – UK (tickets)

12th – Future Sonic – Sound Control, Manchester – UK

13th – Vera, Gronigen – Netherlands (tickets)

14th – 013 Small Hall, Tilburg – Netherlands

15th – Melkweg, Amsterdam – Netherlands (tickets)

16th – Festaal Kreuzberg, Berlin – Germany (tickets)

17th – Underground, Cologne – Germany (tickets)

18th – Batofar, Paris – France

19th – Trix, Antwerp – Belgium (tickets)

20th – Stag and Dagger @ Village Underground, London – UK (tickets)

21st – Liverpool Sound City @ Kazimir, Liverpool – UK (tickets)


4th – Free Press Summer Fest – Eleanor Tinsley Park – Houston, TX

5th – Chaos in Tejas — The Mohawk – Austin, TX (supporting Dillinger Four)

23rd – Terminal 5 — New York (supporting Dinosaur Jr. w/ OFF! and Henry Rollins)
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