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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!