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Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks’ Pitchfork Session

By Gabe on Friday, September 30th, 2011

I’m no less devastated to have missed this taping seeing the session now. It’s just, seriously, sick. Steve SHREDS, Jake Jogger brings it home, and the sun is setting pre-Irene (asshole). Buy Mirror Traffic, I can’t believe I have to say this.

Dates, we’ve got dates:

September
Friday 30 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater

October
Saturday 01 – Saxapahaw, NC – Haw River Ballroom
Sunday 02 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
Tuesday 04 – Nashville, TN – The Mercy Lounge
Wednesday 05 – Indianapolis, IN – Earth House
Thursday 06 – Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre
Friday 07 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall
Saturday 08 – Minneapolis, MN – Pantages Theatre
Tuesday 11 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
Wednesday 12 – Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore Cabaret
Thursday 13 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
Sunday 16 – San Francisco, CA - Treasure Island Music Festival
Wednesday 19 – Los Angeles, CA – The Music Box At The Henry Fonda
Thursday 20 – Solano Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern

Animal Man’s Long Awaited Music Video Debut

By Gerard on Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Animal Man – “Do You Feed? (The Curry Song)” from ‘David’s Town’, directed by Lance Ludwig.

By Nils on Thursday, September 29th, 2011
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Kurt Vile live on KEXP today

By Hector on Wednesday, September 28th, 2011
(photo by Shawn Brackbill)

With just a few dates left in his current touring schedule, Kurt Vile has taken time out of his schedule to perform a live session with our friends at KEXP this afternoon. Join Kurt and the Violators at 4:30PM EDT/1:30PM PDT, either by tuning your Seattle-area radio to 90.3FM or by listening online at KEXP.org.

Still a few more chances to catch some live Vile:

Wed – 9/28 – Seattle WA – Paramount Theatre – Bright Eyes
Fri – 9/30 – San Francisco CA – Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
Mon – 10/24 – Portland ME – State Theater – The Flaming Lips
Tue – 10/25 – Rochester NY – Main Street Armory – The Flaming Lips
Thu – 10/27 – Norfolk VA – The NorVa – The Flaming Lips
Fri – 11/11 – New York NY – Webster Hall
Sat – 11/12 – Philadelphia PA – Union Transfer

this winter, Perfume Genius is back on the road (with Beirut)

By Robby on Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

In preparation for a BRAND NEW FULL LENGTH coming in 2012, Perfume Genius will be debuting new songs (as well as favorites from ‘Learning‘) across North America with none other than Beirut in November/December. Seattle, catch a hometown show with EMA and Wild Beasts next week.

Friday 10/7 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre (with EMA + Wild Beasts)

Saturday 11/26 – Providence, RI – Lupo’s (with Beirut)
Monday 11/28 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues (with Beirut)
Wednesday 11/30 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall (with Beirut)
Friday 12/02 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue (with Beirut)
Sunday 12/04 – Knoxville, TN – Bijou Theatre (with Beirut)
Monday 12/05 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel (with Beirut)
Wednesday 12/07 – Athens, GA – The Georgia Theatre (with Beirut)
Thursday 12/08 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle (with Beirut)
Saturday 12/10 – Pittsburgh, PA – Altar (with Beirut)
Tuesday 12/13 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club (with Beirut)

 

 

*photo grabbed from SuperColorSuper‘s flickr

Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks at Grimey’s, Nashville

By Claire T on Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Photo credit Fucking Nostalgic

After taking NYC by storm this weekend, Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks continue their tour across this fine land. And to the good folks of Nashville, you’re in for a double-shot of Malkmus And The Jicks who play the Mercy Lounge on Tuesday, 10/4 AND will also be hanging out at Grimey’s doing a signing earlier that day at 3PM. Be there!

Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks Tour Dates here.

Listen to Senator. Watch the No One Is (As I Are Be) video.

www.stephenmalkmus.com

 

Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks live on WNYC Soundcheck today

By Hector on Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

(photo by Larry Hirshowitz)

It seems like only yesterday that Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks wowed New York City’s Webster Hall with a collection of old favorites and instant classics from their new album, Mirror Traffic. Before they say goodbye to the Big Apple, they’ll be appearing live on WNYC’s popular Soundcheck program to play some tunes and chat with host John Schaefer (no word yet on whether SM will be asked to participate in today’s “Smackdown” discussion of the later years of R.E.M.). The fun starts at 2:35 EDT, and can be experienced on New York’s radio waves at 93.9FM or online at WNYC.org.

Those of you who will accept no substitute for the live experience can take solace in the fact that there are plenty more upcoming Jicks shows happening this month and next.

Thurston Moore in Europe this Winter

By Stuart on Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Time to wind your calendar forward a few months and book in some time with Mr Moore as he returns for his second trip to Europe in support of his latest album, Demolished Thoughts.

He’ll be performing with the same band who played shows here in May, consisting of Samara Lubelski and Mary Lattimore whilst Tall Firs from Thurston’s Ecstatic Peace label also support on a few shows.

Tickets go on sale Thursday at 10am (unless stated otherwise).

November
27 – Dublin- Button Factory, tickets
28 – Glasgow- Arches, tickets
29 – Leeds- Brudenell, tickets
30 – Manchester – The Ritz, tickets (ticket line/see tickets)
December
2 – London – Union Chapel, tickets
3 – Minehead – ATP festival, tickets
EDIT:  3 – London – Electric Ballroom (Psychic Hearts show)
EDIT: 4 – Cologne – WEEK-END festival (info)
5 – Berlin – Volksbühne, tickets
6 – Munich – Kammerspiele, tickets
7 – Ferrara – Teatro Comunale, tickets
8 – Roma – Parco della Musica, tickets
9 – Milano – Teatro Dal Verme, tickets
10 – Zurich – Moods / Kilbi Im Exil, tickets (on sale from 10am october 5th)
ADDED:
11 – Paris - La Gaité Lyrique (info)
12 – Amsterdam – De Duif (info)
13 – Gent – Vooruit (tickets)

 

Remember the Blogotheque session filmed in NY a few months ago too? Check it out below if you haven’t found the time already.
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The Young – East Coast Dates In November

By Gerard on Monday, September 26th, 2011

(pic culled from Balrogskill’s Flickr stream, used sans permission)

It’s been nearly a year since Matador’s recently announced signing from Austin, TX, The Young played somewhere within shouting distance of label HQ.  As such, some ofus  thought it was an appropriate time to force the reclusive quartet * into playing 4 shows in 3 days.  Details can be found below ;  The Young’s first Matador full-length and 2nd album overall is tentatively scheduled for the first half of 2012.   (also – they’re playing Austin’s Emo’s inside room on October 22 with Pierced Arrows and Don’t)

Friday, Nov. 11 – Cake Shop, NYC NY
Saturday, Nov. 12 – Maxwell’s, Hoboken, NJ, 3pm matinee (with The Sonics)
Saturday, Nov. 12 – Union Pool, Brooklyn, NY, 10pm (with Endless Boogie)
Sunday, Nov. 13 – Kung Fu Necktie, Philadelphia, PA (with Office Of Future Plans, Bells)

(* – this is the first and last time we’ll ever refer to this band — or anyone else — as a “reclusive quartet”)

Fucked Up / Malkmus & Jicks This Weekend in NYC

By Claire T on Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Hey NYC’ers. Don’t forget to join us this weekend for the Webster Hall rock block of Fucked Up (Saturday night) AND Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks (Sunday night).

Saturday, September 24 – Fucked Up at Webster Hall (with Wavves). Tix here.

Sunday, September 25 – Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks at Webster (playing their first NYC show off the release of Mirror Traffic). Tix here.

Get those tickets before they’re gone and we’ll see you at the shows!

Fucked Up North American Dates:

09-23 Boston, MA – Royale % – tickets

09-24 New York, NY – Webster Hall % – tickets

09-25 Washington, DC – Black Cat % – tickets

09-26 Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theatre % – tickets

09-27 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506 % – tickets

09-28 Columbus, OH – Outland Live %

09-29 Chicago, IL – Logan Square Auditorium %

09-30 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick % – tickets

10-02 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom % – tickets

10-11 Toronto, ON – Mod Club – tickets

10-22 Halifax, Nova Scotia – Halifax Pop Explosion (two shows)

Fri-Feb-10    Miami, FL – Nassau, Bahamas    Bruise Cruise Festival
Sat-Feb-11    Miami, FL – Nassau, Bahamas    Bruise Cruise Festival
Sun-Feb-12    Miami, FL – Nassau, Bahamas    Bruise Cruise Festival
Mon-Feb-13    Miami, FL – Nassau, Bahamas    Bruise Cruise Festival

% shows with Wavves

Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks North American Dates:

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

9/24 – Boston, MA, Royale – tickets

9/25 – New York, NY, Webster Hall – 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, Metro – 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)

Deep Dish’n With Girls (or free Chicago instore)

By Michael on Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Hey ‘Cago!

You like pizza. You like Girls. You like the respite that your lunch break provides. Why not combine all three at your other favorite thing… A RECORD STORE!

Next Thursday, September 29 Girls are playing a free, all ages, lunch hour instore at Reckless Records’ Broadway store with those Chicago-style pizzas and drinks for you hard workers out there. What better way to spend a lunch hour?

And if you just can’t tear yourself away from the desk at 2pm next Thursday, be sure to catch Girls that night at Lincoln Hall. But let’s face it, you’ve probably just been playing Snood all morning. Amirite?!

Girls – “Honey Bunny” video debuts with the New York Times

By Gabe on Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

The New York Times brings us the second video from Father, Son, Holy Ghost, just about the best record anyone has heard this year (it’s available for purchase).

On the heels of the excellent and epic “Vomit” video, this is the other side of the Christopher Owens coin, as conceived by Girls’ own Chet JR White, who co-directed the video with Ivan Shumaker (Stu Barnes produced):

Girls are on the road as we speak, and reports are unanimous: un-miss the current lineup when it hits your town, cuz the shit is unmissable:

September
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

Boston’s #2 Daily Newspaper’s Right To Annoy Tom Scholz Upheld By Judge

By Gerard on Friday, September 16th, 2011

(funny, when you type “Boston the band” into Google Image Search, the above Negative FX jpg comes up pretty close to the top of the entries)

Though I have MORE THAN A FEELING (sorry) we’ve not seen the last of this dispute, the Boston Herald’s Joe Dwinell reported yesterday a Superior Court judge rejected claims by Boston guitarist/founder Tom Scholz the Herald had defamed the one-time AOR radio fixture.

Scholz is suing the Herald over three 2007 Inside Track columns that he claims imply he drove fellow band member Brad Delp to commit suicide in March 2007. In May of 2010, the Herald published several articles reporting on Scholz’s lawsuit and the parties’ respective litigation positions in it. Scholz claimed that the Herald’s May 2010 articles had defamed him and caused him emotional distress.

Massachusetts Superior Court Judge John C. Cratsley previously ruled that the Herald’s articles accurately reported on the litigation. After the case was reviewed by an Appeals Court judge, Scholz argued that the articles were “unfair” and published with “malice.”

However, after review, Judge Cratsley reiterated that the articles were not only accurate, but that Scholz had “come up empty handed” in presenting evidence that the articles were unfair or published for a reason other than to inform the public.

Amateur rock historians will recall that Scholz is no stranger to litigation, and a few years back, Boston sued the now-defunct Artemis label alleging the band’s ‘Corporate America’ album was poorly marketed and promoted. Had any legal precedent been established, there’s no telling how many Matador artists from the early 1990′s would have a case.

Watch Girls Across America TONIGHT, a full in-store concert experience

By Robby on Friday, September 16th, 2011

As GIRLS trace their way up the east coast in a tour supporting the much-lauded ‘Father, Son, Holy Ghost’ they’ll be stopping at Nashville’s Grimey’s New & Preloved Music where they’ll be performing a live in-store performance airing HERE and on the websites of over 100 of our favorite independent record shops (find a list beneath the pagebreak).

[EDIT: It was GREAT -- watch an archive of the performance below now, for a limited time!]
This might be many of your first chances to check out GIRLS’ new 8-piece line up (with gospel singers!) transmitted via a hi-quality multi-camera setup.

 

TUNE IN tonight at 6PM EDT/5PM CDT to catch the full set, of all your favorites from ‘Father, Son, Holy Ghost’ as well as the classics

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some Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks show switches

By Robby on Friday, September 16th, 2011

Would you agree there’s really nothing better than finding out your favorite band is playing in a more intimate venue than expected? Woah, us too! Well, heads up there’s a few venue changes on the upcoming Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks tour:

The New York show is being moved from Terminal 5 to Webster Hall, and will now take place on Sunday, September 25 instead of Monday, September 26. All tickets purchased for the Terminal 5 show will be honored at Webster Hall. To purchase tickets, please visit bowerypresents.com.

The Chicago show originally scheduled at the Vic Theatre has been moved to Metro, 3730 N. Clark. Tickets purchased for the Vic Theatre will be honored at Metro. Showtime is 8:00pm; Holy Sons will open the show. Tickets for the Metro show are $22.50 and are on sale now through etix.com and jamusa.com. Ages 18 & Over.

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
9/25 – New York, NY, Webster Halltickets
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, Metro – 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)

*photo from gguillaumee‘s flickr

Girls perform “Honey Bunny” and “My Ma” on Fallon

By Gabe on Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Not sure what to say, other than that Girls destroyed the television set last night (and my computer this morning) with “Honey Bunny” and a web-exclusive “My Ma” at Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. The band’s new album, Father, Son, Holy Ghost, came out yesterday, as well.

Really, seriously, watch these clips – they’re awesome – and tune to your local record store’s website Friday at 5PM CDT (6PM EDT, etc…you know the drill) for a live concert webcast from Grimey’s in Nashville. It will be like this, or perhaps even better (thanks to our pal The Audio Perv, as always, for the late-night encoding):

“Honey Bunny”

“My Ma”

Girls’ tour starts TONIGHT in Atlanta:

September
Wednesday 14 - Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
Thursday 15 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
Friday 16 – Nashville, TN – (instore performance – LIVE WEBCAST – 5PM)
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

GIRLS ACROSS AMERICA – THE FIRST EVER NATIONWIDE INSTORE

By Michael on Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Flash back a week to when we said that Girls were going to play a free, all ages concert this Friday at Grimey’s down in Nashville. Remember that? Good. Now, fasten your socks lest they be knocked off.

To celebrate today’s release of the freshly BNM’d Father, Son, Holy Ghost – and pay homage to the hundreds of indie record stores who have it on sale – we’re going to be live webcasting Friday’s Nashville concert from Grimey’s across the websites, blogs and Facebooks of participating independent record stores across the nation. It’s the first ever NATIONWIDE in-store performance. GIRLS ACROSS AMERICA!

So this Friday 9/16 at 5pm CST make sure to tune in to your favorite record store’s website, blog or Facebook to watch the performance Live From Nashville.

……aaaand there’s more:  As another nod to indie record stores, Girls will create a limited edition vinyl release exclusive to stores participating in this live streaming event, to be made available later this year.

Check out participating stores HERE and LONG LIVE INDIE RETAIL!



Video streaming by Ustream

Girls NYC Instore

By Michael on Thursday, September 8th, 2011

Remember when I told you that Girls were playing an instore in Nashville a few days after their new album comes out and you were all like, “Oh man, Mike. Jeez I wish they’d come up to the Big City and play a free, all ages instore for us Big City folk”?

Well yea, we heard you, dude. And like the ultimate facilitators that we fancy ourselves we went ahead and booked a free, all ages Girls instore at NYC rockshop Other Music. Check. It. Out. But before you do that, check out the impending Girls tour dates after the jump.

September
Wednesday 14 - Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
Thursday 15 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
Friday 16 – Nashville, TN – Grimey’s (instore performance – 5PM)
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
Wednesday 21 — New York, NY — Other Music (instore performance — 9PM)
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

 

Girls on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

By truepanthersounds on Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Ever wanted to appear on TV with one of your favorite bands? We sure have.

On the release date of ‘Father, Son, Holy Ghost‘ (that’s next Tuesday, September 13), Girls will perform on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. New Yorkers should head to http://www.fallonbandbench.com for their chance to watch the show from the “band bench”. (Please make sure you include the following band code: GIR in your entry form).

*photo of Girls at FYF Fest this past weekend poached from sleepydoll3‘s flickr


The New Pornographers – “Up In The Dark” video

By Gabe on Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

The fourth video from the still-excellent (and still-available) Together. Four videos from one album is a record in my tenure, so thanks Canada!

We love the space-ious vibes on this one – I won’t even tell you about our original idea to premiere it with a “live from Comic-Con” correspondence from Jon Wurster Carl Newman. Well, I won’t tell you more than that. Pitchfork debuts the clip, accompanied by an interview with A.C. Newman himself. Watch the video (directed by Jon Busby):

Additionally, The New Pornographers have some tour dates! In Florida! Bands: tour Florida!

Thursday October 13 – Orlando, FL – Beacham Theater – tickets
Friday October 14 - Tallahassee Fl, FL – The Moon – tickets
Saturday October 15 – Pensacola Beach, CH – De Luna Fest – tickets
Sunday October 16 – Jacksonville, FL – Free Bird Live – tickets