Archive for September, 2011

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:

Friday 30 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater

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

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.


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

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).

27 – Dublin- Button Factory, tickets
28 – Glasgow- Arches, tickets
29 – Leeds- Brudenell, tickets
30 – Manchester – The Ritz, tickets (ticket line/see tickets)
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)
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)