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More Fucked Up tour dates

By Stuart on Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Photo from this weekend’s Reading festival,

more temporary tattoo covered faces at Looking For Gold

 

Currently lazing on a beach in Spain, Fucked Up are at the end of their latest European tour, which only means one thing – they’re back on the road again soon.  You might have already seen some dates floating around the interweb, but they’ll be joining Wavves for a string of dates in North America (Damian and Jonah also feature on the new Wavves EP) in late September around their own headline dates.

After that they make their way back to Europe for another set of dates, including a festive treat for those in London.

A full list of upcoming dates are below, with more dates further afield looming on the horizon. Stay tuned.

 

North America:

09-22 Montreal, Quebec – Pop Montreal
09-23 Boston, MA – Royale %
09-24 New York, NY – Webster Hall %
09-25 Washington, DC – Black Cat %
09-26 Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theatre %
09-27 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506 %
09-28 Columbus, OH – Outland Live %
09-29 Chicago, IL – Logan Square Auditorium %
09-30 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick %
10-02 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom %
10-22 Halifax, Nova Scotia – Halifax Pop Explosion (two shows)

% shows with Wavves

 

Europe:

October

28th – Paris, Pitchfork Music Festival (France) Tickets
29th – Leeds, Nation Of Shopkeepers (UK)
30th – Manchester, Soundcontrol (UK) Tickets
31st – London, Scala (UK)  Tickets **Halloween**

November

1st – Hamburg, Molotow (Germany) Tickets
2nd – Loppen Christiana, Copenhagen (Denmark) Tickets
3rd – Lund, Mejeriet (Sweden) Tickets
4th – Stockholm, Debaser (Sweden)

Watch ‘The Other Shoe’ taken from the album, David Comes To Life.

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Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – “Surreal Teenagers”, taped at NBC/Fallon, But Not On TV (Or The New Album)

By Gerard on Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

The previously unheard “Surreal Teenagers”, not from the week-old and universally lauded ‘Mirror Traffic’, but pretty amazing just the same.   Video courtesy NBC and “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon”.  Special thanks for an excellent television Tuesday night to Amy Sedaris, who raised the bar for all other talk show guests to such ridiculous heights, you might start reading about mass cancellations on other programs (EXCEPT THOSE THAT BOOK OUR DESERVING BANDS, JUST KIDDING ETC.)

No soak beans, three ways

By Patrick on Monday, August 29th, 2011

Myths are being exploded every day in the online foodiverse. Just as it’s been discovered that you can easily make no-knead bread, so also it’s been discovered that you can make no-soak beans (read that thread in its entirety before setting out on your journey). While this is not exactly revelatory – beans are not soaked overnight in many cuisines – a variety of myths have been exploded, namely:

1. soaking beans makes them cook faster – FALSE
2. soaking beans reduces those “side effects” – FALSE *
3. adding salt to beans at the outset increases cooking time – FALSE

* the main way to reduce “side effects” is to eat more legumes, or eat Beano. personally, I don’t happen to suffer from them so there.

This method, developed by Russ Parsons, takes a total of 90 minutes, often less. Essentially you preheat your oven to the level that will keep the beans at a steady simmer (about 300F for me), and bring the beans to a boil on the stove with some salt and about an inch and a half of good cold water. Then put the beans in the preheated oven for 75 minutes. Add aromatics, if you desire, about halfway through. At the end, taste for salt and serve over steamed white rice.

For the red beans shown at top I used Goya kidney beans and added a few smashed cloves of garlic, some bay leaves, and fresh sage leaves and summer savory from the garden. I think the savory works terrifically well with this dish. See photo of “aromats” above. (Not shown: a tiny bit of dried red Thai bird chile, de-seeded and crushed.)

Check for salt before serving over rice. Of course a full battery of hot sauces should be made available, plus some freshly ground black pepper and (in this case) a side of asparagus and some leftover chicken on top. (If I’d had time to make a fresh tomatillo salsa, that would have been perfect.)

I also tried black beans two ways. Again, the dried beans came from Goya.

The first way was simple no-soak black beans, prepared with the aromatics as for the red beans shown above. The result looked like this:

For the second way, I sauteed some shallots, garlic, onion, sage and chopped fresh green bird chile in olive oil, and added the cooked black beans to this soffrito, and sauteed for a bit longer.

This way came out more succulent-smelling and slightly more attractive-looking as well:

BUT! Strangely, I preferred the simple black beans with the aromatics (which of course could be varied a million ways). They were “beanier”. With the sauté, the garlic in particular took over the dish and made into something different. Not necessarily worse, but also not necessarily necessary with real dried no-soak beans like this. Try the earthy, simple version first and see how you like it.

Wayne in Buellton CA knows what the Senator wants

By Robby on Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

As previously discussed, at last night’s Amoeba in-store, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks played an FCC-friendly rendition of their ‘Mirror Traffic’ jam, “Senator“. This morning, we send a hearty congratulations to Wayne J in Buellton, CA whose timely radio-ready replacement was chosen by the band & will be rerecorded on a new version of the song to appear on the backside of what shall be the most limited 7″ that’ll ever emerge from these four walls.

Spoiler-haters, STOP READING NOW and watch a rerun of the performance

And the rest of you: the winning word lies beyond the jump… what the Senator wants is a …. (more…)

Malkmus Becomes Eclectic today on KCRW

By Hector on Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Como te va, fantasy sports fans? Our own Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks are not quite done with Los Angeles, and vice versa. Right now, SM and co. are prepping for their appearance on KCRW’s beloved Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15AM PDT (or 2:15PM in the popular EDT format).

Not only did LA get a stellar instore at Amoeba last night, wherein the winning lyric for the already-infamous blowjob contest was revealed (more on that to come), but now you get Malkmus on your radio as well. Don’t ask me why he loves you so much, LA, just go with it.

Oh, and you might want to tune your radio dial to 89.9FM to listen. Go to KCRW.com to listen online if you’re not in the area, or just prefer your radio to be ones and zeros.

Amoeba Commercial For Tonight’s Jicks Instore

By Gerard on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011
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The above clip — and building anticipation for tonight’s performance takes just a little bit of the sting out of the way we’ve been publicly outed as censors of the lowest variety.

Malkmus To Announce “Blowjob” Contest Winner IN SONG Tonight During Amoeba Webcast

By Michael on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

If you’ve been tuned in to CNN this blog lately, you may recall how today marks two very  important future cultural benchmarks.  First, today sees the release of Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks’ new album Mirror Traffic.

Second, to celebrate the aforementioned release, Stephen and the Jicks will be playing a free, all-ages instore this evening at Hollywood’s seminal rock outlet Amoeba Music at 6pm PST.  The entire performance will be streamed on Amoeba’s website so even if you’re not in LA, you can still check it out and find out who won the best fucking contest of all-time the contest to help Steve find an alternate word for “blowjob” so that the radio will play his single Senator.

Funny I should mention THIS CONTEST now because contrary to our having told you guys we were going to announce the winner in a few weeks, we’re just so damn excited that Stephen will be announcing the winner during this evening’s performance of Senator on Amoeba webcast, so be sure to tune in and find out if you’ve won. And while we’ve only got a few hours until showtime, we’ve still yet to determine that perfect “blowjob” substitute. So get your last minute entries in right now. Seriously, we’re shutting it down (boss) in a few hours.

And if you just can’t wait another minute to get your SM/JCKS online video fix, check out Mirror Traffic’s first video right now.

In addition to two other instores later this week, the band will be hitting the road for a very awesome and very extensive tour in a few weeks’ time. Those dates below.

9/20 – Detroit, MI, Majestic Theater – tickets
9/21 – Toronto, ON, Phoenix Concert Theatre – tickets
9/22 – Ottowa, ON, Ritual – tickets
9/23 – Montreal, QC, Corona Theatre – tickets
9/24 – Boston, MA, Royale – tickets
9/26 – New York, NY, Terminal 5 – tickets
9/28 – Philadelphia, PA , Theatre of Living Arts – tickets
9/29 – Baltimore, MD, Ram’s Head Live – tickets
9/30 – Charlottesville, VA, Jefferson Theater – tickets
10/1 — Saxapahaw, NC, The Haw River Ballroom – tickets
10/2 – Atlanta, GA, Variety Playhouse – tickets
10/4 – Nashville, TN, Mercy Lounge – tickets
10/5 – Indianapolis, IN, Earth House – tickets
10/6 – Chicago, IL, Vic Theatre – tickets
10/7 – Milwaukee WI, Turner Hall – tickets
10/8 – Minneapolis, MN, Pantages Theatre – tickets
10/11- Seattle, WA, Neptune Theatre – tickets (with Ty Segall)
10/12 – Vancouver, BC, The Biltmore Cabaret – tickets (with Ty Segall)
10/13 – Portland, OR, Crystal Ballroom – tickets (with Ty Segall)
10/16 – San Francisco, CA, Treasure Island Music Festival – tickets
10/19 – Los Angeles, CA, The Music Box – tickets (with Ty Segall)
10/20 – Solana Beach, CA, Belly Up Tavern – tickets (with Ty Segall)

 

 

 

Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks – “No One Is (As I Are Be)” video premieres with the New York Times

By Gabe on Friday, August 19th, 2011

Today the nation’s most esteemed news source brings us the first video from Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks’ awesome new album Mirror Traffic (hear it), out THIS COMING TUESDAY and available for pre-order.

The video, directed by Steve Doughton, accompanies an excellent piece about Mr. Malkmus and Mr. Beck Hansen (as well as their parallel histories and work together on Mirror Traffic) that will run in the paper this weekend. (I can’t say it’s my favorite Matador-related piece to run in the Times this week, though – that honor goes here.)

Anyway. Watch the video!

There’s a TON happening in Jicksburg over the next week or so: The band will sign posters at Music Millennium in Portland this Saturday (August 20); we’re wrapping up a contest on Tuesday, while the band plays Amoeba in LA that same day (hmmm, might we tie those two things together somehow? Stay tuned…). From there they take the East Coast (or at least the East Village) by force: two New York City instores next Thursday, and an appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday August 30th.

And theeeeeeeeen…Rock shows!

9/20 – Detroit, MI, Majestic Theater – tickets
9/21 – Toronto, ON, Phoenix Concert Theatre – tickets
9/22 – Ottowa, ON, Ritual – tickets
9/23 – Montreal, QC, Corona Theatre – tickets
9/24 – Boston, MA, Royale – tickets
9/26 – New York, NY, Terminal 5 – tickets
9/28 – Philadelphia, PA , Theatre of Living Arts – tickets
9/29 – Baltimore, MD, Ram’s Head Live – tickets
9/30 – Charlottesville, VA, Jefferson Theater – tickets
10/1 — Saxapahaw, NC, The Haw River Ballroom – tickets
10/2 – Atlanta, GA, Variety Playhouse – tickets
10/4 – Nashville, TN, Mercy Lounge – tickets
10/5 – Indianapolis, IN, Earth House – tickets
10/6 – Chicago, IL, Vic Theatre – tickets
10/7 – Milwaukee WI, Turner Hall – tickets
10/8 – Minneapolis, MN, Pantages Theatre – tickets
10/11- Seattle, WA, Neptune Theatre – tickets (with Ty Segall)
10/12 – Vancouver, BC, The Biltmore Cabaret – tickets (with Ty Segall)
10/13 – Portland, OR, Crystal Ballroom – tickets (with Ty Segall)
10/16 – San Francisco, CA, Treasure Island Music Festival – tickets
10/19 – Los Angeles, CA, The Music Box – tickets (with Ty Segall)
10/20 – Solana Beach, CA, Belly Up Tavern – tickets (with Ty Segall)

Kurt Vile & The Violators New Tour Dates

By Claire T on Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Photo Credit: Greg Chow’s Flickr

Hot off the heels of touring with Thurston Moore and playing the Williamsburg Waterfront with Sonic Youth & Wild Flag last Friday, we’re happy to announce that Kurt Vile And The Violators are adding even more dates on to their Fall US tour. This includes some new dates with Bright Eyes plus a few dates supporting The Flaming Lips. No big deal. On top of that, KV & The Violators will be headlining NYC’s Webster Hall on Friday, November 11. Tix for Webster go on sale this Friday here.

AUGUST

18th: Pukkelpop – Hasselt, Belgium

20th: Festival de Paredes de Coura – Paredes de Coura, Portugal

21st: Rote Fabrik – Zurich, Switzerland

22nd: Manufaktur – Schorndorf, Germany

23rd: Berghain Kantine – Berlin, Germany

24th: Posten – Odense, Denmark

25th: Malmöfestivalen – Malmö, Sweden

26th: Club What We Do Is Secret @ Strand – Stockholm, Sweden

27th: Cafe Mono – Oslo, Norway

28th: Pusterviksbaren – Gothenburg, Sweden

29th: Tavastia – Helsinki, Finland

30th: Vega – Copenhagen, Denmark

31st: Nato – Leipzig, Germany

SEPTEMBER

2nd: Into the Great Wide Open – Vlieland, Netherlands

4th: End of the Road festival – Dorset UK

5th: Sound Control – Manchester UK (+ Woods)

6th: Stereo – Glasgow UK (+ Woods)

7th: The Fleece – Bristol UK (+ Woods)

8th: Scala – London UK (+ Woods)

9th: Le Grand Mix – Tourcoing (F)

10th: Take Root festival – Groningen, Netherlands

11th: Doornroosje – Nijmegen, Netherlands

16th: Austin City Limits Festival, Zilker Park, Austin, TX

17th: Stubb’s Waller Creek Ampitheatre (ACL aftershow w/ Bright Eyes), Austin, TX (tickets)

18th: Tricky Falls, El Paso, TX (w/ Bright Eyes) tickets

19th: Sunshine Theatre, Albuquerque, NM (w/ Bright Eyes) tickets

21st: SOMA, San Diego, CA (w/ Bright Eyes) tickets

22nd: Detroit Bar, Costa Mesa, CA (RTX supports) tickets

23rd: Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA (w/ Bright Eyes) (SOLD OUT)

24th: The Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV (w/ Bright Eyes and Warpaint) tickets

25th: Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, CA (w/ Bright Eyes) tickets

26th: Knitting Factory, Reno, NV (w/ Bright Eyes) tickets

28th: Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA (w/ Bright Eyes) tickets

30th: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, San Francisco, CA (Free!)

OCTOBER

24th: State Theatre, Portland, ME (w/ The Flaming Lips) tickets

25th: Main Street Armory, Rochester, NY (w/ The Flaming Lips) tickets

27th: The NorVa, Norfolk, VA (w/ The Flaming Lips) tickets

NOVEMBER

11th: Webster Hall, New York, NY (headline) tickets on-sale Friday, August 19

12th: Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA (headline) tickets

 

Watch the video for Baby’s Arms + get the MP3 here

Pick up Smoke Ring For My Halo on the Matador Store

www.kurtvile.com

Puffy Bread – with syrup and a quart of milk

By Adam F on Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

(Patrick left me to do the Matador Update, so I’m also filling in on the food blog)

Puffy Bread has been a staple on the Farrell breakfast table for years.  Here’s what you will need:

- Pancake batter
- 1 tsp baking powder (if pancake batter is a couple days old)
- 2 pieces of whole wheat bread
- 1 stick of butter
- 1 liter of milk (carton-form)

Add baking powder to batter if necessary.  Dunk a piece of bread in the batter.  Warm a cast iron skillet using medium heat.

Turn the piece of bread over and really slosh it around.  The sloshing technique will really work the batter into the bread.  You will appreciate the gooeyness this creates from the first bite and even moreso at 1:30am when you return from clubbing to finish off what your daughter couldn’t.

Place 1/3 stick of butter in the skillet.  Once butter is fully melted and a bit bubbly, add the fully sloshed bread to the skillet.  Flip after it gets a bit carmelized.  And repeat the cook.

Remove this piece from the skillet, add less maple syrup than you would want and serve to your daughter.  The second piece is always like 5 times better because it’s less crusty and more evenly golden brown.  The difference is almost imperceptible to a 4-year old unless her lame-ass mom narcs you out.  So ensure mom is elsewhere doing something like taking a shower or watching Project Runway on Amazon Instant Video.   The “oh honey, i got breakfast this morning, you go relax” method is your ticket to 2nd piece glory.

As for partaking, there are many methods but I prefer this one.

Cut the puffy bread into 1.5″ x 1.5″ inch squares.  Take the carton of milk, open and create a rounded, slightly beveled edge on the lip of the carton to ensure a wide, even outflow.  Skewer 4 to 5 of the pieces onto a longish fork and place into you mouth.  Chew slowly at first, working the puffy bread into a delicious, maple syrupy paste.  Once you can breathe a little bit, grab the carton of milk and start drinking, upping the viscosity of the paste into a swallowable consistency.

Once you’ve swallowed, rinse the mouth with more milk.  And then take a couple moments before repeating so that your daughter doesn’t develop any poor eating habits by watching you eat too fast.

There are many permutations of this recipe.  Different types of bread.  Different types of toppings.  The “my kids drank all the milk” dry method.  But start simple, permutate thoughtfully, but always enjoy!

Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks play Fallon / sign at Music Millenium

By Claire T on Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Photo: Leah Nash

We’re very happy to announce that Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks will be appearing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday, August 30! That’s one week after the release of the band’s forthcoming LP, Mirror Traffic (which you can currently hear streaming on NPR First Listen). Make sure to tune in to Fallon to hear the band tear their way through “Senator“. 

And if that’s not enough, the band continue their record store takeovers with a signing this upcoming Saturday, August 20 at Music Millenium in Portland, OR. The signing begins at 5PM sharp. And for a free limited edition poster & chance to win one of five limited Steve Keene recreations of the Mirror Traffic artwork,  pre-order the album at Music Millenium now or at the signing on August 20.

And don’t forget the band will be playing a live release date in-store at Amoeba Hollywood on August 23 plus two acoustic in-stores in NYC at Academy Records (Brooklyn) and Other Music on August 25.

Be sure to keep it here for even more Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks news.

Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks On Tour:

9/20 – Detroit, MI, Majestic Theater – tickets
9/21 – Toronto, ON, Phoenix Concert Theatre – tickets
9/22 – Ottowa, ON, Ritual – tickets
9/23 – Montreal, QC, Corona Theatre – tickets
9/24 – Boston, MA, Royale – tickets
9/26 – New York, NY, Terminal 5 – tickets
9/28 – Philadelphia, PA , Theatre of Living Arts – tickets
9/29 – Baltimore, MD, Ram’s Head Live – tickets
9/30 – Charlottesville, VA, Jefferson Theater – tickets
10/1 — Saxapahaw, NC, The Haw River Ballroom – tickets
10/2 – Atlanta, GA, Variety Playhouse – tickets
10/4 – Nashville, TN, Mercy Lounge – tickets
10/5 – Indianapolis, IN, Earth House – tickets
10/6 – Chicago, IL, Vic Theatre – tickets
10/7 – Milwaukee WI, Turner Hall – tickets
10/8 – Minneapolis, MN, Pantages Theatre – tickets
10/11- Seattle, WA, Neptune Theatre – tickets (with Ty Segall)
10/12 – Vancouver, BC, The Biltmore Cabaret – tickets (with Ty Segall)
10/13 – Portland, OR, Crystal Ballroom – tickets (with Ty Segall)
10/16 – San Francisco, CA, Treasure Island Music Festival – tickets
10/19 – Los Angeles, CA, The Music Box – tickets (with Ty Segall)
10/20 – Solana Beach, CA, Belly Up Tavern – tickets (with Ty Segall)

Thurston Moore – 3 California Shows In September

By Gerard on Tuesday, August 16th, 2011
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(video courtesy KCRW)

In addition to previously announced August dates in Ottawa and Philly, Thurston Moore + ensemble will be playing LA, Big Sur and San Francisco in late September.  If you’re attending the Masonic Lodge show, please be advised it’s taking place at the Hollywood Forever Cemetary and NOT the offices of Hollywood Is Calling (though perhaps that’s an idea we’ll save for someone else’s future record release event)

Sun, 8/28 – Ottawa, ONT – Ottawa Folk Festival
Tue, 8/30 – Philadelphia, PA – Sanctuary @ First Unitarian Church
Tue, 9/27 – Los Angeles, CA – Masonic Lodge @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery (tickets)
Thu, 9/29 – Big Sur, CA – Henry Miller Library
Fri, 9/30 – San Francisco, CA – Hardly Strictly Bluegrass (tickets)

‘Demolished Thoughts’- available on 2XLP, CD or multiple digital formats from the Matador Store.

Fucked Up – “The Other Shoe” video debuts with NPR

By Gabe on Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

Following one of the greatest videos of all time, Fucked Up (this time teamed with director Matt Eastman) tackle the legend of Byrdesdale Spa head-on in the brand new video from the album David Comes To Life (buy it). NPR presents the clip. Octavio, you bastard.

Fucked Up is on tour in Europe RIGHT NOW:

August
Monday 15 Hamburg, DE – Hafenklang
Tuesday 16 – Berlin, DE – SO36
Wednesday 17 – Munich, DE – 59 to 1
Thursday 18 – Weibaden, DE – Schlachthof
Friday 19 – Cologne, DE – Underground
Saturday 20 – Hasslet, DE – Pukklepop – Club Tent
Sunday 21 – Geneva, CZ – Usine
Monday 22 – Milan, IT – Magnolia
Tuesday 23 – Moscow, RU – 16 Tons
Wednesday 24 - Portsmouth, UK – Wedgewood Rooms
Thursday 25 – London, UK – XOYO
Friday 26 – Leeds, UK – Leeds Festival – NME Stage
Saturday 27 – Jyvaskyla, FI – Luttakko Liekeissa
Sunday 28 – Reading, UK – Reading Festival

September
Thursday 01 – Madrid, ES – MTV Madrid Beach

Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks – “Mirror Traffic” streaming on NPR

By Gabe on Monday, August 15th, 2011

Today NPR begins streaming the new Jicks record Mirror Traffic in it’s entirety. This is your first chance to hear the album some are calling (OK, I am calling) one of the best, most immediate records of Malkmus’ long career. Listen to the album, then pre-order it to own forever.

As mentioned in this space before, Mr. Malkmus and his Jicks will be playing at Amoeba in LA next Tuesday the 23rd to celebrate the new album’s born day; more info on that performance (and the little contest that’s running – get your entries in ASAP!) to come later this week. On the 25th, Steve will hit a couple of NYC record stores solo-acoustic style with the Jicks in a stripped-down format.

You can also see Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks on their upcoming tour (Ty Segall supports where noted):

9/20 – Detroit, MI, Majestic Theater – tickets
9/21 – Toronto, ON, Phoenix Concert Theatre – tickets
9/22 – Ottowa, ON, Ritual – tickets
9/23 – Montreal, QC, Corona Theatre – tickets
9/24 – Boston, MA, Royale – tickets
9/26 – New York, NY, Terminal 5 – tickets
9/28 – Philadelphia, PA , Theatre of Living Arts – tickets
9/29 – Baltimore, MD, Ram’s Head Live – tickets
9/30 – Charlottesville, VA, Jefferson Theater – tickets
10/1 — Saxapahaw, NC, The Haw River Ballroom – tickets
10/2 – Atlanta, GA, Variety Playhouse – tickets
10/4 – Nashville, TN, Mercy Lounge – tickets
10/5 – Indianapolis, IN, Earth House – tickets
10/6 – Chicago, IL, Vic Theatre – tickets
10/7 – Milwaukee WI, Turner Hall – tickets
10/8 – Minneapolis, MN, Pantages Theatre – tickets
10/11- Seattle, WA, Neptune Theatre – tickets (with Ty Segall)
10/12 – Vancouver, BC, The Biltmore Cabaret – tickets (with Ty Segall)
10/13 – Portland, OR, Crystal Ballroom – tickets (with Ty Segall)
10/16 – San Francisco, CA, Treasure Island Music Festival – tickets
10/19 – Los Angeles, CA, The Music Box – tickets (with Ty Segall)
10/20 – Solana Beach, CA, Belly Up Tavern – tickets (with Ty Segall)

Fucked Up postcard competition winners

By Stuart on Friday, August 12th, 2011

You might remember a few weeks ago we decided we wanted more fan-mail to offer up Fucked Up goodies in exchange for a bit of participation with UK fans who went to buy David Comes To Life in any independent record store.  All they had to do was find one of the 5 character postcards, create something associated to the story of the album and send it to our London office.

After some careful deliberation (sleepless nights and a game of paper-rock-scissors), we whittled it down to a winner and a runner up. And the winners is…
(pausing for effect, in true awards style)
Bob Alderdice, for this amazing 5-postcard, 3 dimensional creation which blew us away, well done Bob – you truly surpassed our expectations!

 

 

Taking the runner up spot is Graham from Brighton, for the following postcard:

Well done to both, we’ll be in touch to arrange your prizes – and for the rest of you?  Better luck next time (though we’ll still appreciate any other cool post).

The winning store was Piccadilly Records in Manchester.  Fucked Up’s European tour starts tomorrow.

Cat Power – Additional Webster Hall Date Added

By Gerard on Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

(above image culled from the March 31, 2008 Matablog post, “Outdoor Marketing, Bogota-Style”)

Following the near-instant sell out of an August 26 date at New York City’s Webster Hall, Cat Power will be appearing at the same venue on Thursday, August 25. There’s a presale for American Express cardholders starting tomorrow morning, and any remaining tickets are on general sale this Friday at noon. If you’d like to call these shows a tune up for the Sunday, August 28 Loufest date in St. Louis, MO, there’s really nothing we can do to stop you.

Though we don’t have any news for yet regarding the new Cat Power album, please be assured neither Chan or ourselves have forgotten the matter — when there’s something to announce, we promise we’ll not be shy about it.

Stephen Malkmus Wants To Hang Out In Record Stores.

By Michael on Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Stephen Malkmus loves independent record stores. There I said it.

He loves them much so that rather than hit up Top Of The Rock, take a horse carriage ride around Central Park or walk over the Brooklyn Bridge, he’s planning to spend an entire evening in two of New York City’s finest independent record stores. SM will be playing two acoustic instores on Thursday August 25. You’re silly not to make one.

He’ll be at Brooklyn’s Academy at 6pm and Manhattan’s Other Music at 9pm. Both performances will be followed by a signing. And did I mention the exclusive poster you can ONLY get at these instores?

And if you can’t catch either of these ridiculously intimate instores, you can catch SM and the Jicks on their upcoming tour (the incredible Ty Segall supports where noted):

9/20 – Detroit, MI, Majestic Theater – tickets

9/21 – Toronto, ON, Phoenix Concert Theatre – tickets

9/22 – Ottowa, ON, Ritual – tickets

9/23 – Montreal, QC, Corona Theatre – tickets

9/24 – Boston, MA, Royale – tickets

9/26 – New York, NY, Terminal 5 – tickets

9/28 – Philadelphia, PA , Theatre of Living Arts – tickets

9/29 – Baltimore, MD, Ram’s Head Live – tickets

9/30 – Charlottesville, VA, Jefferson Theater – tickets

10/1 — Saxapahaw, NC, The Haw River Ballroom – tickets

10/2 – Atlanta, GA, Variety Playhouse – tickets

10/4 – Nashville, TN, Mercy Lounge – tickets

10/5 – Indianapolis, IN, Earth House – tickets

10/6 – Chicago, IL, Vic Theatre – tickets

10/7 – Milwaukee WI, Turner Hall – tickets

10/8 – Minneapolis, MN, Pantages Theatre – tickets

10/11- Seattle, WA, Neptune Theatre – tickets (with Ty Segall)

10/12 – Vancouver, BC, The Biltmore Cabaret – tickets (with Ty Segall)

10/13 – Portland, OR, Crystal Ballroom – tickets (with Ty Segall)

10/16 – San Francisco, CA, Treasure Island Music Festival – tickets

10/19 – Los Angeles, CA, The Music Box – tickets (with Ty Segall)

10/20 – Solana Beach, CA, Belly Up Tavern – tickets (with Ty Segall)

Girls – “Vomit” video

By Gabe on Monday, August 8th, 2011

We’re proud and excited to present the first video from Father, Son, Holy Ghost, out September 13 and available for pre-order here.

The video was directed by Austin Rhodes of Heist Projects, with an assist from Matthew Kelleher and his 1966 Ford Mustang Convertible (see the description on YouTube for the video’s full credits).

Girls hit the road soon:

September
Saturday 03 – Los Angeles, CA – FYF Festival
Wednesday 14 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
Thursday 15 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
Friday 16 - Nashville, TN – The Mercy Lounge
Saturday 17 -Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
Monday 19 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
Tuesday 20 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
Thursday 22 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
Friday 23 - New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
Saturday 24 – Boston, MA – Paramount Center
Sunday 25 – Montreal, AL – Corona Theatre
Tuesday 27 -Toronto, ON – The Mod Club
Thursday 29 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
Friday 30 - Madison, WI – Majestic Theater

October
Saturday 01 -Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
Tuesday 04 – Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore Cabaret
Wednesday 05 - Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
Thursday 06 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
Saturday 08 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
Sunday 09 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall

Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks – street-date instore at Amoeba Hollywood and so much more

By Gabe on Friday, August 5th, 2011

As early previews have hinted (and we’ve stated explicitly), there is something special arriving August 23rd for fans of Pavement and Stephen Malkmus‘ awesome solo/Jicksian catalogue: the latest record by Stephen and the Jicks, Mirror Traffic.

To celebrate the album’s release (and the Jicks recent arrival on Twitter), on August 23rd the band will play a FREE, ALL-AGES instore at Amoeba in Los Angeles at 6PM. Amoeba will be giving away an exclusive commemorative poster with purchase of Mirror Traffic, and Stephen will stick around after the set to sign posters and copies of the new record.

Fun. Almost as much fun as the contest we’re running to replace the word ‘blowjob’ in the song “Senator” from Mirror Traffic. We’ve received over 8,000 mostly credible entries so far (voting closes August 23rd). A few of my personal faves:

What the senator wants is a mohawk.
What the senator wants is a low lob.
What the senator wants is a flash mob.
What the senator wants is am (sic) onslaught.
What the senator wants is a Black Jick.
What the senator wants is a faux pas.
What the senator wants is to know bob (nastanovich).
What the senator wants is a radio song.
What the senator wants is a real job.
What the senator wants is to fuck the life outta SM.
What the senator wants is his wife’s job.
What the senator wants is a robot.
What the senator wants is Gerard Cosloy’s approval.

Now, to reward those of you still reading this post, a heretofore little-seen French acoustic session Stephen recorded with Le Hiboo, featuring a take on the still-unreleased Mirror Traffic gem “No One Is (As I Are Be)”. Yeah, you missed this and it’s fucking incredible:

Finally, you can catch Malkmus con Jicks on their upcoming tour (the incredible Ty Segall supports where noted):

9/20 – Detroit, MI, Majestic Theater – tickets

9/21 – Toronto, ON, Phoenix Concert Theatre – tickets

9/22 – Ottowa, ON, Ritual – tickets

9/23 – Montreal, QC, Corona Theatre – tickets

9/24 – Boston, MA, Royale – tickets

9/26 – New York, NY, Terminal 5 – tickets

9/28 – Philadelphia, PA , Theatre of Living Arts – tickets

9/29 – Baltimore, MD, Ram’s Head Live – tickets

9/30 – Charlottesville, VA, Jefferson Theater – tickets

10/1 — Saxapahaw, NC, The Haw River Ballroom – tickets

10/2 – Atlanta, GA, Variety Playhouse – tickets

10/4 – Nashville, TN, Mercy Lounge – tickets

10/5 – Indianapolis, IN, Earth House – tickets

10/6 – Chicago, IL, Vic Theatre – tickets

10/7 – Milwaukee WI, Turner Hall – tickets

10/8 – Minneapolis, MN, Pantages Theatre – tickets

10/11- Seattle, WA, Neptune Theatre – tickets (with Ty Segall)

10/12 – Vancouver, BC, The Biltmore Cabaret – tickets (with Ty Segall)

10/13 – Portland, OR, Crystal Ballroom – tickets (with Ty Segall)

10/16 – San Francisco, CA, Treasure Island Music Festival – tickets

10/19 – Los Angeles, CA, The Music Box – tickets (with Ty Segall)

10/20 – Solana Beach, CA, Belly Up Tavern – tickets (with Ty Segall)