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Meet The Musician (Kurt Vile) April 9, Apple SoHo

By Claire T on Friday, March 29th, 2013

Photo by Shawn Brackbill

On Tuesday evening, April 9, come join us in ringing in the release of Kurt Vile’s Wakin On A Pretty Daze over at the Apple Store, SoHo.

Kurt will be chatting about the new record with moderator, Matt Pinfield, as part of Apple SoHo’s “Meet The Musican” series. Followed by a live performance from Kurt Vile & The Violators.

This event is Free, it’s All Ages, it’s Open to the Public, and it’s gonna be a good time.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Kurt Vile’s “Meet The Musician”
Apple Store SoHo – 103 Prince Street, NYC
7pm (doors at 6:30pm)

And watch for Kurt Vile on The Hivecast with Matt Pinfield next week!

Pre-order Wakin On A Pretty Daze at the Matador Store

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VIDEO : Kurt Vile – “Never Run Away” and “Wakin On A Pretty Daze” (courtesy Radio K)

By Gerard on Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Hector alerted us to Kurt Vile’s recent solo session for Radio K a few weeks ago, and here’s the impressive results :

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“Never Run Away”

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“Wakin On A Pretty Daze”

studio versions of both songs are on the LP/CD/digital album ‘Wakin’ On A Pretty Daze’, in stores April 9 and available for preorder now from The Matador Store.

Kurt Vile Double Deluxe Edition – Just Arrived!

By Judge on Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Matador HQ have just received the first batch of Deluxe LPs for Kurt Vile’s upcoming release, Wakin On A Pretty Daze.  We thought we’d give you a sneak peak on what fun lies ahead if you decide to decorate your own copy. Props to Annette Lee for hand modelling and Chris Leckie for giffing.

A reminder – the Deluxe Double LP comes on blue vinyl and features a special cover without the graffiti and includes a sticker sheet of graffiti icons for purchasers to customize their own copy. Limited to 3,500 copies in the US and only available directly from Matador or at independent record stores.

Preorder your copy right here!

Video : Chelsea Light Moving – Live At Austin’s Mellow Johnny’s (courtesy KEXP)

By Gerard on Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

A fortnight ago, Chelsea Light Moving played a ridiculous number of Austin shows before and during SXSW in all manner of settings, none of ‘em more hospitable than the warehouse district’s Mellow Johnny’s bicycle emporium. Proprietor Lance Armstrong failed to make an appearance, but we’re told he was contacted mid-set for consultation on the shop’s “you break it, you bought it policy” (on the advice of our lawyers, we’re not showing the footage of Thurston breaking what was apparently a very expensive bike, but we’ll stress it was AN ACCIDENT). Thanks to KEXP for the footage.

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“Burroughs”

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“Alighted”

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“Sleeping Where I Fall”

Chelsea Light Moving’s debut LP/CD/digital full length is out now and available from The Matador Store

Majical Cloudz will release ‘Impersonator’ on May 21

By Robby on Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

In February when we introduced Majical Cloudz to the pages of this blog, we also hinted at a forthcoming longplayer this Spring. Today we’re excited to share the details of ‘Impersonator‘, their first for Matador and one of the most stirring new albums we’ve heard in recent times. On May 21 (May 27, ex-North America) the album will be available in stores — Below you’ll find some new music & Majical Cloudz’ full worldwide live dates including a tour with Youth Lagoon & European dates.

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1. Impersonator
2. This Is Magic
3. Childhood’s End  (mp3)
4. I Do Sing For You
5. Mister
6. Turns Turns Turns (mp3)
7. Silver Rings
8. Illusion
9. Bugs Don’t Buzz
10. Notebook

In follow up to the previous-released “Turns, Turns, Turns”, listen to and download “Childhood’s End” right now

Childhood’s End  (192 kbps mp3)

 

Majical Cloudz’ Devon Welsh explains of ‘Impersonator’

In the last few years there’s been a massive explosion of amazing music made with computers, samplers and other electronic equipment. The possibilities became nearly endless and musicians indulged those possibilities. I love that kind of music but it also started to overwhelm me. I wasn’t cut out for the maximalist expressions of that style. So I took a break from music, and when I started again it was to make music that barely existed and felt like stillness more than movement. Where the songs could be more about humanness. I love all forms of electronic music, techno, house, rave, hip-hop, but I never want to feel like
the music I’m making is just about stylistic play. The easiest way for me to do that is try to make something without obvious movement; where the music isn’t overstuffed sonically or referentially, it’s emptied out as much as possible. So the vision for Impersonator was to communicate a lot with as little as possible. It’s not meant to energize and turn you out to the world, it’s meant to do the opposite; it’s more like a cocoon.

‘Impersonator”s expressive power and swagger belie its extremely minimal music. These are intensely lyrical songs about death, patience, family, friendship, and desire, with Welsh’s rich vocals atop Matthew Otto Kolaitis’ quiet looped waves of white noise, filtered synths and sparse thuds.

The album is available for pre-order now on all formats at the Matador store & iTunes.

This Spring, Majical Cloudz will be touring with Youth Lagoon in North America & a few headlining dates in Europe.

Tue    4/16    London, UK   White Heat @ Madame Jojos
Wed    4/17    London, UK   Electrowerkz  (with Autre Ne Veut)
Fri     4/19   Paris, FR   Espace B
Wed   4/24  Austin TX   The Mohawk*  (TICKETS)
Thu   4/25  Dallas TX   The Loft* (TICKETS)
Friday 4/26 Houston TX  Fitzgeralds* (TICKETS)
Sat   4/27  New Orleans LA    One Eyed Jacks* (TICKETS)
Sun   4/28  Birmingham AL     Bottletree* (TICKETS)
Tue 4/30 Orlando, FL   The Social (TICKETS)
Wed   5/1   Atlanta GA  Terminal West* (TICKETS)
Fri   5/3   Asheville NC      Grey Eagle Tavern*  (TICKETS)
Sat   5/4   Carroboro NC      Cats Cradle* (TICKETS)
Tue   5/7   Northampton MA    Pearl Street Nightclub* (TICKETS)
Wed   5/8   Hamden CT   Spaceland* (TICKETS)
Fri   5/10  Philadelphia PA   Union Transfer* (TICKETS)
Mon   5/13  Toronto ON  The Great Hall* (TICKETS)
Tue   5/14  Columbus OH A&R Music Bar* (TICKETS)
Wed   5/15  Chicago IL  Metro* (TICKETS)
Thu   5/16  Madison WI  Majestic Theater* (TICKETS)
Fri   5/17  Minneapolis MN    Fine Line Music Cafe* (TICKETS)

* with Youth Lagoon

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photo of Majical Cloudz’ Devon Welsh by Denis Nazarov

Queens of the Stone Age & Matador Records …Like Clockwork

By Judge on Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Kurt Vile Parade In Philadelphia This Saturday

By Nils on Monday, March 25th, 2013

..with your host, Tom Scharpling!

If you are in Philadelphia this Saturday and would like to join the parade, email kurtvileparade@gmail.com for time and location.

Dominican food

By Patrick on Sunday, March 24th, 2013

(photo: Village Voice)

There used to be an incredible Dominican restaurant in New York on 14th Street just west of Seventh Ave, called Sucelt Coffee Shop. It was a family-run hole in the wall serving up some of the most delicious food in the city. It closed about five years ago.

Sucelt had an incredible cubano sandwich, great beef empanadas, orange juice freshly squeezed to order in a squeezing machine in front of you and insanely cheap, all kinds of stews and beans, luscious sweet fried maduros (plantains), and a deeply complex and spicy homemade agrio de naranja (bitter orange salsa) sitting in plastic dispensers on the counter.

But my favorite was the chicken stew with rice and black beans, pictured above. I’ve been trying to reverse-engineer it at home. The new and much lauded Latin, Caribbean and Central American cookbook, Gran Cocina Latina, unfortunately does not contain a recipe. Instead I’ve had to troll blogs and online recipes for pollo guisado, with mixed results.

This chicken stew recipe, from Dominican Flavor, contains some of the odd instructions you get from non-professional recipe writers, such as “bring the oil to a boil.” What I got from following the instructions more or less to a T was the following:

It looked good and tasted good, but the meat was too dry, and it certainly wasn’t the same as the Sucelt recipe. Not enough tomato, no potato. The beans here were Rancho Gordo’s new negro de arbol variety, prepared the simple RG way, and certainly had the right blackness and depth of flavor.

Next up was another non-professional recipe, this time from the Burden Clothing website. The photo certainly looked right, but once again, the recipe suffered from various confusing inconsistencies: potatoes are pictured but not listed in the ingredients; the ingredient list is not in the order called for in the instructions; and there is much vagueness on levels of heat, cooking times, etc. Sometimes vagueness can be a virtue, because it encourages you to experiment more, and in fact this version of the dish came much closer to the ideal.

There were also distinct similarities to the first recipe, such as caramelizing white sugar in the oil before you brown the chicken, which made me think I was getting closer to the real thing. At the same time, it called for adding water to the oil, which maybe is what the first recipe assumed you were doing when it told you to “boil the oil.” Adding water and cooking with the lid closed of course results in steaming the meat, and the result was – no surprise – less dry.

The chicken was moist and falling off the bone, there was the distinct green bell pepper aroma in the stew, and the potatoes were perfect. The only problem was that it could have braised/steamed a bit longer, needed a bit more salt, and perhaps a bit more depth of flavor. It could possibly use chicken stock instead of water, or even a dash of Worcestershire sauce (which is apparently genuinely used in Dominican cuisine). I’ll be trying that next time.

The beans this time were Rancho Gordo’s midnight black beans. The bean recipe this time was Cuban, from Three Guys In Miami. (Black beans are more Cuban; Dominicans normally use red beans, but Sucelt gave you a choice of either one.) I can recommend this recipe unreservedly, though I think I want to use a blacker, denser bean than RG’s midnights next time. I subbed red pepper for green pepper.

Kurt Vile – “Never Run Away” debuts on the CW in Philly

By Gabe on Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Our advertising ninja Blake Thomas forgot to tell any of us (perhaps his mind was elsewhere) but last night Kurt debuted the single version of “Never Run Away” (from the upcoming album Wakin On A Pretty Daze, out April 9) with the cutest little infomercial EVER – it aired on the CW network in Philadelphia. Blake kicked us the file for optimum viewing, but we’ve also got a rip of the infomercial itself which a Kurt superfan (OK, Philebrity) passed our way:


 

 

You can download “Never Run Away (Single Version)” here.

Coming May 6 : Savages – ‘Silence Yourself’ LP/CD/digital album

By Gerard on Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

(EDITOR’S NOTE : in the early days of 2012, our esteemed colleague Natalie Judge was (loudly) signing the praises of a London band called Savages. In the months since, we’ve become equally obsessed with the quartet, partially on the back of a stunning debut 7″ and followup live EP on their own Pop Noire label, but also via a succession of performances in the UK and US that were as visceral and exciting as anything we’ve witnessed in this label’s history.  The resulting debut album, ‘Silence Yourself”, doesn’t merely fulfill the promise of Savages’ initial releases, but serves as stark notice we’re dealing with a band uniquely inspired, uncannily confident and fully realized in a manner that belies their relatively brief existence. – GC)

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“SAVAGES is not trying to give you something you didn’t have already, it is calling within yourself something you buried ages ago, it is an attempt to reveal and reconnect your PHYSICAL and EMOTIONAL self and give you the urge to experience your life differently, your girlfriends, your husbands, your jobs, your erotic life and the place music occupies in your life. Because we must teach ourselves new ways of POSITIVE MANIPULATIONS, music and words are aiming to strike like lightning, like a punch in the face, a determination to understand the WILL and DESIRES of the self.”

This album is to be played loud in the foreground.”
SAVAGES, 2013


Savages will release their debut album, ‘Silence Yourself’ on 6th May 2013 on Matador Records / Pop Noire. (May 7 in North America).  Available on LP, CD and digital formats, the album was recorded in Northwest London’s Fish Factory during  December 2012, and is produced by Johnny Hostile and Rodaidh McDonald.

Clocking in at 38 minutes, Silence Yourself opens with an excerpt from the John Cassavetes film ‘Opening Night’, and features new recordings of ‘Husbands’, ‘I Am Here’ and ‘City’s Full’ – first heard on the debut single “Husbands” b/w  “Flying To Berlin” and the ‘I Am Here’ live EP – both previously released on singer Jehnny Beth’s record label Pop Noire.

The first song  from the album available for public perusal is ‘She Will’, which can be heard via the above YouTube clip.

The album will be available to preorder from iTunes tonight at midnight. ;  iTunes preorder purchasers will receive “She Will” instantly.  LP and CD versions are available for preorder from The Matador Store (initial pressing of the LP is on clear vinyl)

‘Silence Yourself’  track listing:

A1 Shut Up
A2 I Am Here
A3 City’s Full
A4 Strife
A5 Waiting For A Sign

B1 Dead Nature
B2 She Will
B3 No Face
B4 Hit Me
B5 Husbands
B6 Marshal Dear

Savages are: Ayse Hassan (bass), Fay Milton (drums), Gemma Thompson (guitar) and Jehnny Beth (vocals)

Following sold out shows in Europe and America, including a recent gig at London’s 1200 capacity Electric Ballroom,  Savages will continue to tour throughout 2013.  Here’s the spring and summer schedule thus far :

March
19th     Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, USA (tickets)
22nd    Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto, Canada
23rd     Lee’s Palace, Toronto, Canada

April
11th    The Echo, LA, USA
13th     Coachella Festival, Indio,  California, USA
15th     Bunk Bar, Portland, USA
16th     Neumo’s, Seattle, USA
18th     The Independent, San Francisco, USA
20th     Coachella Festival, Indio, California, USA

May
1st     Queen’s Social Club, Sheffield, UK (tickets)
2nd     SWG3, Glasgow, UK (tickets)
3rd    Liverpool Sound City, UK (tickets)
4th    Live at Leeds Festival, UK (tickets)
5th     Arts Centre, Norwich, UK (tickets)
7th    Bodega, Nottingham, UK (tickets)
8th     Old Fire Station, Bournemouth. UK (tickets)
13th     Botanique-Orangie, Brussels, Belgium (tickets)
15th    Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands (tickets)
16th    Geb9, Cologne, Germany (tickets)
17th    Lido, Berlin, Germany (tickets)
19th     Zoom, Frankfurt, Germany (tickets)
20th    Kinski, Zurich, Switzerland (tickets)
21st    Magnolia Club, Milan, Italy (tickets)
23rd     Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona, Spain
25th     Field Day Festival, London, UK

June
1st    Primavera Sound Festival, Porto, Portugal
6th    Pop Noire night, La Maroquinerie, Paris
8th    Manchester Parklife Festival, UK

Savages – official site
Pop Noire

Two Sichuanese vegetable dishes with chilli bean paste

By Patrick on Sunday, March 17th, 2013

Here are two vegetable dishes from Fuchsia Dunlop’s new book, Every Grain Of Rice. I’m linking to the British edition because that’s the one I own.

These are both fairly simple and don’t call for too many outlandish ingredients, but there’s one that is an absolute necessity: chilli bean paste from Pixian. Do not buy the standard brands like Lee Kum Kee, which are Cantonese and have a completely different flavor. Look for the word “Pixian” on the label, or the characters 郫县. Dunlop has written a mini-essay on this subject HERE.

The first is twice-cooked Swiss chard. The chard is blanched, stalks and leaves separately, and later stir-fried in the wok, hence twice-cooked. The seasonings include Pixian bean paste, garlic, ginger, fermented black beans, chopped celery, scallion and cilantro. This is a true vegetarian dish – vegan in fact.

The second dish includes a small amount of meat (1/5 lb ground beef), like many Chinese vegetable recipes. It’s simpler to make and focuses more on getting the right degree of wok-sear on the beef and the vegetable. It is “Send the rice down” chopped celery and minced beef, so called because you use it to send the rice down… the ingredients in this one also include Pixian bean paste, of course, plus ginger and Chinkiang (black) vinegar.

Chelsea Light Moving live on KEXP from Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop today

By Hector on Thursday, March 14th, 2013

If there’s one thing we know you, the Matablog faithful, hate more than anything else, it’s hyperbole. And yet here we are in the middle of SXSW, where hyperbole is the norm that inevitably leads to mediocre band after mediocre band being lauded as “killing it,” “slaying,” or “destroying it,” usually with hashtags involved. Clearly, mere hyperbole is no longer enough to separate the proverbial men from the boys, and in that spirit: Chelsea Light Moving will be literally murdering the audience this afternoon as part of their 1:30PM CDT performance at Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop (400 Nueces St.), a performance which is free and open to the public and will also be broadcast live on KEXP (90.3FM in Seattle, and streaming on kexp.org).

Those of you at SXSW who are wondering why one would go to a show where the band is going to literally murder the audience should note that Chelsea Light Moving’s long-term plan is to literally turn Austin into a smoldering, bloody crater by the time they leave, so you’re pretty much screwed no matter what.

Chelsea Light Moving’s new self-titled album is, of course, available for purchase in many fine formats at our webstore. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I see a margarita with my name on it.

Yo La Tengo and AC Newman Attempt To Extract Your Cash For WFMU

By Gerard on Monday, March 11th, 2013

(above : James and Ira, struggling gamely with Silver Convention’s “San Francisco Hustle”.  Photo courtesy WFMU)

Venerable WFMU, oft-hailed as the finest listener supported free-form station in the world (or alternately, “almost as good as WSOU”) is in the midst of their annual fundraising marathon. Though there’s prizes & premiums galore, your real reward is an astonishing amount of live and archived material the station makes available over the airwaves, online, and soon, via mental telepathy (this is only part of reason why they spent two weeks a year shaking you down).

Yo La Tengo’s vaunted covers-for-cash performances during the WFMU marathon are a 17 year tradition, as Ira Kaplan points out, and this Thursday at 9am EST, not even a concert tour of Germany will  stop Ira, Georgia, James and longtime associate Bruce Bennett from once again, murdering the classics (and perhaps the not-so-classic.)  This will mark the first time Yo La Tengo have done their covers-for-WFMU broadcast from a remote location (or if  you prefer, Berlin), and you’ll undoubtedly want to remember that for some kind of Matador Trivia Night we intend to hold in lieu of a company Xmas party later in the year (more on this later — it’s a sensitive subject).

In addition, A.C. Newman will throw himself into the entertainment firestorm that is Tom Scharpling’s “The Best Show On WFMU”, tomorrow night at 9pm EST.

Namaa’s fatoush

By Patrick on Saturday, March 9th, 2013

This Levantine chopped salad looks forward to summer. It’s essential to get the best ingredients – tomatoes at this time of year are particularly problematic, so I recommend getting the smallest, ripest ones you can find on the vine. If even those are mealy or tasteless, try getting a lot of grape tomatoes – they tend to have a fair amount of concentrated sour-sweetness at any time of year. It’s also important to try to get Lebanese-style mini-cucumbers. Full-size supermarket cucumbers are watery and tasteless.

Adapted from Ottolenghi and Tamimi’s Jerusalem.

1 cup plain full-fat Greek yogurt and 3/4 cup plus 2 tbs whole milk
3 stale pitas, torn into bite-size chunks
Plum, cherry or grape tomatoes to equal 3 large tomatoes in season, cut into 2/3-inch dice
3 large radishes, thinly sliced
3 Lebanese or mini-cucumbers, peeled and cut into 2/3-inch dice
2 scallions, thinly sliced (green and white parts)
2 tbs flat-leaf parsley, coarsely chopped
2 tbs fresh mint leaves
1 tbs dried mint
2 cloves of garlic, crushed in a mortar and pestle or on the chopping board
3 tbs freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/4 cup olive oil, plus extra to drizzle
2 tbs white wine vinegar
3/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tbs ground sumac, or more, to garnish

Whisk the yogurt and whole milk together in a bowl and leave in a cool place or in the fridge for a minimum of 3 hours, or better yet, overnight, so that bubbles form on the surface. It’s a less sour version of a sort of homemade buttermilk.

Prepare all the ingredients about half an hour prior to serving.

Place the pita bread chunks in a bowl and cover with the buttermilk. Pile all the other ingredients on top except the sumac and mix well. Allow to sit for 10 minutes so that all the flavors combine.

Serve into bowls, drizzle extra olive oil on top, and sprinkle generously with ground sumac.

If It Ain’t Broke, Might You Still Fix It? #BOTH

By Todd Netter on Friday, March 8th, 2013

As the title of this post suggests, it’s easy for people to mess up even the simplest of things.  But might there be more wisdom in said title then apparent at first glance?  Some things seem perfect, say chocolate and peanut butter, and then miraculously one day you discover these two things you really, really like make a perfect combination as well.  Well after months of touring together, it appears that Ted Leo and Aimee Mann, and moreover their fans starting tonight in LA, may discover a favorite new musical collaboration.   Under the name #BOTH, Ted + Aimee take to the stage tonight in Los Angeles and later this month in San Francisco to perform some new songs they’ve recently written.  And to unfix what wasn’t broken, Ted Leo will also be supporting Aimee Mann on an upcoming run of Spring tour dates.   All the touring details, in every conceivable combination are below, should you be looking to catch Ted this Spring.

#BOTH shows:

Fri, Mar 8 / Los Angeles, CA / Largo at the Coronet

Sat, Mar 9 / Los Angeles, CA / Largo at the Coronet

Tue, Mar 26 / San Francisco, CA / Bottom of the Hill

Wed, Mar 27 / San Francisco, CA / Bottom of the Hill

 

Ted Leo solo shows:

Fri, Mar 22 / Seattle, WA / The Vera Project

Sat, Mar 23 / Portland, OR / BackSpace Cafe

 

Aimee Mann shows with Ted Leo (solo) supporting:

Thu, Apr 18 / Hudson, NY / Club Helsinki

Fri, Apr 19 / Huntington, NY / Paramount Theatre

Sat, Apr 20 / New York, NY / Webster Hall

Tue, Apr 23 / Rahway, NJ / Union County Performing Arts Center

Wed, Apr 24 / Wilmington, DE / World Cafe Live At The Queen

Thu, Apr 25 / Annapolis, MD / Maryland Hall For The Creative Arts

We Love Music Industry Conventions Disguised As Music Festivals (And Vice Versa) : Matador / True Panther Artists At SXSW

By Gerard on Friday, March 8th, 2013

I hope you’ll excuse my weary tone — it’s not that I don’t look forward to South By Southwest or the plethora of free, unaffiliated events (especially those that take place in glorified jello-shot emporiums masquerading as music venues for one week out of the year). It’s just that I’m really pissed off someone told all of the bands below they’re staying at my place.

CHELSEA LIGHT MOVING

Tue      3/12    Austin TX                   Queue Day Party         3 pm Mohawk  (w/ Delorean)
Wed    3/13    Austin TX                    Waterloo Records        12 pm (parking lot performance)
Wed    3/13    Austin TX                    Consequence of Sound  5 pm The Parish
Thu      3/14    Austin TX                    KEXP Session               12:30 pm Mellow Johnny’s
Thu      3/14    Austin TX                    Thrasher/Converse  party     4 pm Scoot Inn
Fri        3/15    Austin TX                    Rolling Stone Party     2 pm La Zona Rosa
Fri        3/15    Austin TX                    Ground Control Touring,  12:15 am Mohawk*  (w/ Trash Talk, Merchandise and more)

DELOREAN

Tue      3/12    Austin TX                    Queue Day Party         4 pm Mohawk
Tue      3/12    Austin TX                    Fader Fort                    8 pm Fader Fort
Thu      3/14    Austin TX                    Pitchfork Day Party    1:40 pm 1100 Warehouse
Thu      3/14    Austin TX                    Filter Party                  11 pm Clive Bar*
Sat       3/16    Austin TX                    True Panther     1 am Mohawk* (with Majical Cloudz, Empress Of, XXYYXX , Silent Diane and more)

MAJICAL CLOUDZ

Thu      3/14    Austin TX                   Spin Party                    4 pm Easy Tiger
Fri        3/15    Austin TX                   Urban Outfitters         2 pm Urban Outfitters Lot
Fri        3/15    Austin TX                   M For Montreal            9 pm Swan Dive
Sat      3/16    Austin TX                    True Panther Presents     9:30 pm Mohawk* (with Delorean, Empress Of, XXYYXX, Silent Diane  and more)

THE YOUNG

Fri       3/15   Austin TX        “Our Heart Aches For Syria” / Red Cross benefit  8 pm Long Center (w/ The Black Lips, White Lung and more)
Sat      3/16    Austin TX        Ground Control Touring  2 pm Beerland  (w/ Merchandise, Spider Bags and more)

(* – denotes an official SXSW event ; wristband or badge required for admission.  There’s public admission if venues aren’t at capacity SOMETIMES, but we can’t guarantee it)

Iceage NYC 1/25 – 26/13: A Short Film by Cali Thornhill Dewitt

By Robby on Thursday, March 7th, 2013

You’ll remember earlier this year Iceage visited New York to play two shows and help present the ‘Thrown Together‘ gallery event, an art exhibition featuring some artworks from their friends local and global. Los Angeles-based artist/photographer/director/label boss Cali Thornhill Dewitt came along for the ride and produced a striking short film tracking the band’s activities that weekend in the city & shots of the visuals on display, set to live audio of “Morals” from ‘You’re Nothing‘  – you can watch this below or at Pitchfork.TV today.

Iceage are on tour right now and will be in the states at the end of the month. Pick up ‘You’re Nothing‘ at the Matador store or your favorite music retailler.
Thu. March 7 – Liepzig DE @ UT Connewitz
Fri. March 8 – Munster, DE @ Gleiss 22
Sat. March 9 – Groningen, AT @ Vera
Sun. March 10 – Hamburg, DE @ Hafenklang
Wed. March 20 – Vancouver, BC @ the Biltmore w/ Spectres
Thu. March 21 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza w/ King Dude
Fri. March 22 – Olympia, WA @ Capital Theater (backstage)
Sat. March 23 – Portland, OR @ Star Theater
Sun. March 24 — Arcata, CA @ Big Tree
Mon. March 25 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop w/ Merchandise, Wet Hair
Tue. March 26 – Oakland, CA @ New Parish w/ Merchandise, Wet Hair
Thu. March 28 – Bakersfield, CA @ Munoz Gym w/ Milk Music, Sea Lions
Fri. March 29 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex w/ Milk Music, Sea Lions
Sun. March 31 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah w/ Milk Music
Mon. April 1 – Tempe, AZ @ Deadhorse Warehouse w/ Milk Music, Destruction Unit
Thu. April 4 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater w/ Merchandise, Wet Hair
Fri. April 5 — Kansas City, KS @ Middle of the Map Festival
Sat. April 6 – Grinnell, IA @ Grinnell College w/ Wet Hair – FREE SHOW
Sun. April 7 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Club w/ Condominium, Wild Child
Tue. April 9 – Madison, WI @ University of Wisconsin w/ Skrapyard – FREE SHOW
Wed. April 10 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle w/ Violent End, Final Grin
Thu. April 11 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
Fri. April 12 – Pittsburgh, PA @ 6119
Tue. April 16 – Burlington, VT @ Monkey House w/ White Lung
Wed. April 17 – Boston, MA @ TT the Bear’s w/ White Lung
Thu. April 18 – New Haven, CT @ Lilly’s Pad (Toad’s Place Upstairs) w/ White Lung
Fri. April 19 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church w/ Metz, Night Birds, White Lung
Sat. April 20 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom w/ White Lung, Parquet Courts, Burial

Thu. May 30 thru Sun. June 2 – Austin,TX  @ Chaos In Tejas
Mon. June 3 — Houston,TX  @ Mango’s
Tue. June 4  — New Orleans,LA @ Siberia
Wed. June 5 — Gainseville,FL @ the Atlantic
Fri. June 7 — Miami,FL  @ Churchill’s
Sat. June 8 — Tampa,FL @ Crowbar
Sun. June 9 — Atlanta,GA @ the Earl
Mon. June 10 — Charlotte,NC @ the Milestone
Tue. June 11 — Richmond,VA  @ Strange Matter
Wed. June 12 — Washington,DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
Thu. June 13 — Brooklyn,NY  @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (Northside Music Festival)
Sat. June 15 thru Sun. June 16 — Toronto,Ontario @ NXNE Music Festival
Mon. June 17 –  Ottawa,Ontario @ Babylon
Tue. June 18 — Montreal,Quebec  @ Il Motore
( 5/30-6/18 w/ Lower )

 

 

 

 

Dear Paste Magazine – Please Let Us Know When You’re Reimagined The Fatal Errection Logo

By Gerard on Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Along with revising the storied logos for Thrill Jockey, 4AD, Merge and Audible Hiss Drag City, designer Ben Geier has taken a crack at Matador’s family crest (above).   Paste Magazine’s Laura Medina writes, “Anti, Sub Pop and Matador never looked so good.”  I’ll refrain from comment on Geier’s updates to Anti and Sub Pop, but where Matador is concerned, I still prefer Mark Ohe’s classic logo.

Chelsea Light Moving Played Trevor’s Birthday

By Nils on Friday, March 1st, 2013

Thurston Moore responded to the comments section of Brooklyn Vegan to confirm that his NEW ROCK BAND would indeed (as promised in their bio) “detonate any birthday party, wedding or hullabaloo in any country, planet or stratosphere that doesn’t support right wing extremist NRA sucking bozo-ology.”

Last weekend in Haydenville, MA, the Chelseas did just that, playing a a handsome left-winger named Trevor’s birthday party. This is the evidence:

“Empires Of Time”:
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“Alighted”:
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“Lip”:
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Chelsea Light Moving’s debut album is out this Tuesday. Stream it over at NPR, and buy it HERE.

Kurt Vile – intimate London show next week

By Stuart on Friday, March 1st, 2013

 

Next week Kurt Vile makes a quick trip to the UK to have some cameras shoved in his face and words recorded direct from his mouth about his new album, but to make a life a little more interesting Kurt’s going to be playing a solo, free entry, competiton winners only show at London’s Barfly on Thursday March 7th presented by The Fly and Field Day.

To win you’ll need to head over to The Fly’s website and try your luck to enter, with entries closing on March 5th.  If you miss out, you can always catch Kurt at one of these upcoming shows with The Violators:

Sun, Apr 14 – Indio CA – Coachella Festival
Sun, Apr 21 – Indio CA – Coachella Festival
Sun, May 4 – Atlanta GA – Shaky Knees Festival
Mon, May 5 – Atlanta GA – Shaky Knees Festival
Tue, May 7 – Los Angeles CA – Echoplex # *
Wed, May 8 – San Francisco CA – Independent *
Fri, May 10 – Portland OR – Doug Fir # *
Sat, May 11 – Vancouver BC – Biltmore # *
Sun, May 12 – Seattle WA – Neumos # *
Tue, May 14 – Chicago IL – Lincoln Hall *
Thu, May 16 – New York NY – Bowery Ballroom * !
Fri, May 17 – Boston MA – The Sinclair * !
Sat, May 18 – Philadelphia PA – Union Transfer * !
Fri, May 24 – Barcelona ES – Primavera Sound Festival
Sat, May 25 – London GB – Field Day
Sun, May 26 – Brussels BE – AB
Mon, May 27 – Amsterdam NL – Paradiso
Tue, May 28 – Hamburg DE – Knust
Wed, May 29 – Copenhagen DK – Amager Bio

# The Fresh & Onlys
* Steve Gunn
! Angel Olsen

Wakin On A Pretty Day (192k mp3)