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Queens of the Stone Age to play London’s Rough Trade East store.

By Judge on Friday, May 31st, 2013


Above – limited edition BLUE version of …Like Clockwork, only available at your local indie store.

Not wanting to wee wee all over Mike V’s NJ announcement yesterday, we are taking the QOTSA instore baton and are extremely excited to tell you that Joshua and the boys will be playing live, for free, fully rock set, at London’s Rough Trade East record store on TUESDAY 11TH JUNE.

For more info please head over to ROUGH TRADE to get the skinny on how you can secure your place at this ludicrously intimate and limited capacity event.

And if you haven’t heard …Like Clockwork yet, you can stream it now at iTunes. And whilst you’re there, why not preorder your copy.

Catch Queens Of The Stone Age In A New Jersey Record Store

By Michael on Thursday, May 30th, 2013

Because all the best shit happens in New Jersey, Queens Of The Stone Age will be stopping by Fords, NJ wax institution Vintage Vinyl next Thursday June 6 at 10pm for an all-ages instore performance.

That’s right. You can check out Queens Of The Stone Age’s guitar moves with 199 or so other people in a fucking record store in Jersey.

All you have to do is preorder …Like Clockwork over at Vintage Vinyl starting NOW and get a wristband for entry to the instore (while supplies last). Of course the capacity is EXTREMELY limited to get your asses over there RIGHT FUCKING NOW to get a wristband with your copy of …Like Clockwork. They probably won’t last very long*.

And if you haven’t listened to …Like Clockwork yet, well, what the hell is wrong with you. Stream it NOW.

*They definitely won’t last very long.

Majical Cloudz announce tour, Take Away Show debuts

By Gabe on Thursday, May 30th, 2013

The debut LP from Majical Cloudz, Impersonator, is out now and finding its way into the hands and hearts of so many new fans.

Still, the group’s in-person power (and especially singer Devon Welsh’s uncanny voice and presence) can hardly be replicated – unless you’re the talented group at La Blogotheque, who specialize in powerful replication. This is something else, man:

But limit yourself not to excellent internet-based musical diversions. Get diverted in person. Majical Cloudz have just announced US and European dates:

Majical Cloudz North American & European / UK Tour Dates
06.13.13 – Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY *
06.15.13 – Black Box – NXNE – Toronto, ON
06.18.13 – The Fillmore – Miami, FL @
06.19.13 – The Ritz Ybor – Tampa, FL @
07.27.13 – MoMA PS1 – Long Island City, NY !
08.02.13 – Osheaga – Montreal, QC
08.10.13 – Magic Stick – Detroit, MI
08.12.13 – Schubas Tavern – Chicago, IL
08.13.13 – 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN
08.14.13 – Union Sound Hall – Winnipeg, MB
08.15.13 – Amigos Cantina – Saskatoon, SK
08.16.13 – Brixx – Edmonton, AB
08.17.13 – The HiFi Club – Calgary, AB
08.19.13 – Electric Owl – Vancouver, BC
08.20.13 – Barboza – Seattle, WA
08.21.13 – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR
08.23.13 – The Catalyst Atrium – Santa Cruz, CA
08.24.13 – Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, CA
08.26.13 – Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA
08.27.13 – Echo – Los Angeles, CA
08.28.13 – Casbah – San Diego, CA
08.31.13 – Red 7 – Austin, TX
09.02.13 – Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX
09.07.13 – Hopscotch Festival – Raleigh, NC
09.09.13 – DC9 – Washington, DC
09.10.13 – Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
09.11.13 – Cafe Nine – New Haven, CT
09.13.13 – Glasslands – Brooklyn, NY – FRIDAY
09.14.13 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
09.15.13 – Great Scott – Boston, MA

10.08.13 – Broadcast – Glasgow, UK – Tickets
10.09.13 – Deaf Institute – Manchester, UK
10.11.13 – Lexington – London, UK
10.12.13 – Green Door Store – Brighton, UK
10.16.13 – Botanique Rotonde – Brussels, BE
10.17.13 – Bitterzoet – Amsterdam, NL
10.18.13 – Berghain Kantine – Berlin, DE
10.19.13 – Prinzenbar – Hamburg, DE
10.21.13 – Jazzhouse – Copenhagen, DK
10.22.13 – Blaa – Oslo, NO

* with Body/Head and Foreplay
@ with Grizzly Bear
! with Ben UFO, A Guy Called Gerald, Daniel Avery, Roosevelt

Kurt Vile announces UK tour

By Stuart on Thursday, May 30th, 2013

Kurt Vile and his band The Violators smashed Field Day festival in London (and Primavera, by all accounts), and are currently on the road in Europe.  With Field Day being the only UK date in the current run, they’ve just confirmed a UK tour for the end of the year.  The December  dates look a little something like this:

11th – Shepherds Bush Empire – London (UK) – Tickets

13th – Brudenell Social Club – Leeds (UK) – Tickets

14th – Academy 2 – Manchester (UK) – Tickets

15th – Arches – Glasgow (UK) – Tickets

16th – The Fleece – Bristol (UK) – Tickets

17th – Concorde 2 – Brighton (UK) – Tickets

 

And the long list of current Kurt Vile (& The Violators) dates are:

May 30th – Voxhall – Aarhus, Denmark
May 31st – Rockefeller – Oslo, Norway
June 5th – Beatpol – Dresden, Germany
June 6th – Bi Nuu – Berlin, Germany
June 7th – Gebäude 9 – Köln, Germany
June 8th – La Maroquinerie – Paris, France
June 15th – Hultsfred festival – Stockholm, Sweden
June 17th – Lucerna  Music Bar – Prague, Czech Republic
June 18th – WuK – Vienna, Austria
June 19th – Ljubljana Castle – Ljubljana, Solvenia
June 20th – Culture Factory – Zagreb, Croatia
June 22nd – Body & Soul festival – Dublin, Ireland
June 23rd – Best Kept Secret Festival – Hilvarenbeek, Holland

Saturday, June 29 – NYC – 4 Knots Festival – Kurt Vile and the Violators Headline

Friday, July 05 – Montreal, QUE – Le Mondial Lotto Quebec – Centre De La Nature *
Sunday, July 07 – Toronto, ON – Toronto Urban Roots Festival
Tuesday, July 9 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop #
Wednesday, July 10 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick #
Thursday, July 11 – Chicago, IL – Metro #
Friday, July 12 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue Theater #
Saturday, July 13 – Louisville, KY – Forecastle Music Festival
Sunday, July 14 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge #
Monday, July 15 – Birmingham, AL – The Bottletree #
Tuesday, July 16 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West #
Wednesday, July 17 – Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle #
Thursday, July 18 – Carrboro, NC – Cats Cradle #
Friday, July 19 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theatre #
Saturday, July 20 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club #
Saturday, July 27 – Edmonton, AB – Interstellar Rodeo
Sunday, July 28 – Calgary, AB – Calgary Folk Music Festival

Friday, August 02 – Sunday, August 4 – Happy Valley, OR – Pickathon
Monday, August 05 – Seattle, WA – Showbox At The Market
Tuesday, August 06 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
Friday, August 09 – Sunday, August 11 – San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands
Tuesday, August 13 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
Thursday, August 15 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Cafe
Friday, August 16 – Lawrence, KS – The Granada
Saturday, August 17 – St. Louis, MO – Firebird
Monday, August 19 – Dallas, TX – Trees
Tuesday, August 20 – Austin, TX – Mohawk (Outside)
Friday, August 23 – Albuquerque, NM – Sister
Saturday, August 24 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
Sunday, August 25 – Los Angeles, CA – FYF Fest

Wednesday, August 28 – Philadelphia, PA – City Hall Concert Series – (Solo Performance) – RSVP here

Thursday, September 05 – Saturday, September 07 – Raleigh, NC – Hopscotch Music Festival

Saturday, October 12 – Mexico City, Mexico – Corona Capital Music Festival

* = Supporting The Black Keys
# = Swirlies supporting

Matt Sweeney Puts The (Guitar) Moves On QOTSA’s Josh Homme

By Gerard on Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

(Video courtesy Noisey). In which Chavez/Endless Boogie/Soldiers Of Fortune guitarist / producer extraordinaire Matt Sweeney talks guitarism with Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme. The whole series is great, btw, even if Matt failed to secure a sitdown with Michael Angel Batio.

Queens of the Stone Age : Stream ‘..Like Clockwork’ Today At iTunes

By Gerard on Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

The eagerly anticipated new album from Queens of the Stone Age, ‘…Like Clockwork’ is officially out a week from today, June 4 (June 3 in Europe), but you can stream the entire album for a limited time starting right now at iTunes.

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Queens of the Stone Age – NPR webcast TONIGHT

By Gabe on Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Tonight at 11PM EDT/8PM PDT Queens will perform from LA’s Wiltern Theater for NPR Music’s First Listen Live. You can watch the performance live at NPR or at the newly relaunched QOTSA.com.

The show will feature the band performing the new album …Like Clockwork – out June 3(UK)/4(US) – live in its entirety.

What else can I possibly say. Don’t miss this.

Kurt Vile Adds Summer Tour Dates

By Claire T on Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Live at Union Transfer, Philadelphia. Photo Courtesy: Jeffrey Sidelsky

Road warriors, Kurt Vile and the Violators, are adding some more dates to their summer touring. This new batch of dates are in August and include the Pickathon Festival (Happy Valley, OR), Outside Lands (San Francisco, CA), and FYF Fest (Los Angeles, CA). New dates below in bold. And note Swirlies now supporting on a host of the July dates!

In addition Kurt will be closing out Philadelphia’s City Hall Presents concert series on August 28 in the City Hall Courtyard (of the City of Brotherly Love). You can RSVP to this event here. And further information on the series is here.

Kurt Vile and the Violators Tour Dates:

Saturday, June 29 – NYC – 4 Knots Festival – Kurt Vile and the Violators Headline

Friday, July 05 – Montreal, QUE – Le Mondial Lotto Quebec – Centre De La Nature *
Sunday, July 07 – Toronto, ON – Toronto Urban Roots Festival
Tuesday, July 9 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop #
Wednesday, July 10 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick #
Thursday, July 11 – Chicago, IL – Metro #
Friday, July 12 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue Theater #
Saturday, July 13 – Louisville, KY – Forecastle Music Festival
Sunday, July 14 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge #
Monday, July 15 – Birmingham, AL – The Bottletree #
Tuesday, July 16 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West #
Wednesday, July 17 – Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle #
Thursday, July 18 – Carrboro, NC – Cats Cradle #
Friday, July 19 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theatre #
Saturday, July 20 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club #
Saturday, July 27 – Edmonton, AB – Interstellar Rodeo
Sunday, July 28 – Calgary, AB – Calgary Folk Music Festival

Friday, August 02 – Sunday, August 4 – Happy Valley, OR – Pickathon
Monday, August 05 – Seattle, WA – Showbox At The Market
Tuesday, August 06 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
Friday, August 09 – Sunday, August 11 – San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands
Tuesday, August 13 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
Thursday, August 15 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Cafe
Friday, August 16 – Lawrence, KS – The Granada
Saturday, August 17 – St. Louis, MO – Firebird
Monday, August 19 – Dallas, TX – Trees
Tuesday, August 20 – Austin, TX – Mohawk (Outside)
Friday, August 23 – Albuquerque, NM – Sister
Saturday, August 24 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
Sunday, August 25 – Los Angeles, CA – FYF Fest

Wednesday, August 28 – Philadelphia, PA – City Hall Concert Series – (Solo Performance) – RSVP here

Thursday, September 05 – Saturday, September 07 – Raleigh, NC – Hopscotch Music Festival

Saturday, October 12 – Mexico City, Mexico – Corona Capital Music Festival

* = Supporting The Black Keys
# = Swirlies supporting

Order Wakin On A Pretty Daze from the Matador Store

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Kurt Vile – “Wakin’ On A Pretty Daze”, live from last Friday’s “The Late Show With David Letterman”

By Gerard on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

(clip courtesy CBS / The Late Show)

If you missed Kurt Vile making his Ed Sullivan Theater debut last Friday night, here’s the performance of “Wakin On A Pretty Daze” from the amazing album of the same name, available on LP/CD or digital files from the Matador store

Esben and the Witch – Wash The Sins Not Only The Face Remixes

By Judge on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

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Online and free to share with your friends today, Esben and the Witch release the Wash The Sins Not Only The Face Remixes EP.  Featuring remixes and reworkings from the likes of Mute’s Maps, Dave Sitek (TV on the Radio), Klad Hest (BEAK>) and more – you can stream the EP on the widget below, which is also free to embed and share.  Head over to esbenandthewitch.co.uk to download the EP today.

Wash The Sins Not Only The Face Remixes
1. When That Head Splits – remixed by Maps
2. Deathwaltz – reworking, produced by David Andrew Sitek
3. The Fall of Glorieta Mountain – remixed by Lumbers
4. When That Head Splits – remixed by Woodpecker Wooliams
5. Despair – The President Chews A Bind – Klad Hest remix
6. Smashed To Pieces In The Still of the Night – remixed by Teeth of the Sea

Also online today is a live session version of Yellow Wood, taken from the album – filmed by our friends Bowlegs.  Daniel’s facial hair styling continues to change daily.

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Majical Cloudz will be on KEXP today

By Robby on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Following the yesterday’s release of ‘Impersonator‘, Majical Cloudz will appear in session at KEXP’s Cutting Room Studios at 12:30pm EST/9:30 PST. Tune in at KEXP.org

‘Impersonator’ is available  now on all formats at the Matador store & digitally on iTunes.

*photo lifted from maryanne67‘s flickr

Queens of the Stone Age make sick Spotify playlist

By Gabe on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

to celebrate the “My God Is The Sun” on the service. Life = good.

Queens of the Stone Age – Live From Los Angeles Thursday night via NPR’s First Listen

By Gerard on Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Thursday night (May 23) at 11pm eastern (8pm pacific) at LA’s Wiltern, Queens of the Stone Age will perform the upcoming ‘…Like Clockwork’ album in its entirety, followed by a selection of older material. The show sold out instantly, but via the auspices of NPR’s First Listen, you’ll get to watch it from the safety of your own home.


…Like Clockwork
is out June 4 (June 3 in Europe) and is available for pre-order now.

Twitter – QOTSA

Facebook – QOTSA

likeclockwork.tv

COME – ’11:11′ Deluxe Double LP / Double CD Reissue In Stores Today

By Gerard on Tuesday, May 21st, 2013
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(“Submerge”, live in Offenbach)

Our 20th anniversary edition of Come’s astonishing 1993 debut, ’11:11′ is in stores today ; I’d love to show you a photo of how awesome the packaging is, but either someone has misplaced the camera in our New York office or they’re worried that you’ll be blinded by the sheer brilliance of it all. But rest assured, band + associates knocked it out of the park (or, if you deeply dislike inappropriate baseball analogies, they’ve done appropriate justice to one of the most important album in this label’s history).

Over at The Awl, Choire Sicha’s interview with Thalia Zedek touches on the band’s history, their recent reunion (clips from last week’s shows in Germany and Holland are above and below, respectively), the nutty ’90′s and Thalia’s solo work.

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(“Fast Piss Blues”, live in Amsterdam)

’11:11′ is available for preorder from The Matador Store.

follow Come on Twitter : @TheRealCome

Queens of the Stone Age ‘…Like Clockwork’ Animated Film

By Gabe on Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

In bloody bits and pieces, Queens previewed their new animated film over the last two weeks. Today Boneface‘s masterwork can be seen in its entirety:

images by Boneface, animation by Liam Brazier.

…Like Clockwork
is out June 4 (June 3 in Europe) and is available for pre-order now.

Twitter – QOTSA

Facebook – QOTSA

Kurt Vile European Tour Begins This Week + Steve Powers Exhibition

By Judge on Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

In case you’d forgotten (how could you?!) the Kurt Vile and the Violators European tour begins this week.  Full ticket links are available over at http://kurtvile.com/live/.

We also just got word that Steve Powers, he of Wakin On A Pretty Daze artwork-fame is exhibiting in Brussels right this second.  You can get the full info about the exhibition, which is taking place at the Alice Gallery, over at Arrested Motion.

And to return the favour to Mr Powers, Kurt is going to play an acoustic set at the gallery before his show at the AB, Brussels, on Sunday night – 26th May.

COME – “Off To One Side”, live In Offenbach, Germany

By Gerard on Sunday, May 19th, 2013

Shot March 18 at Hafen 2, Offenback. To the person or persons responsible for putting this up — thanks so much.

’11:11′ is available for preorder from The Matador Store.

follow Come on Twitter : @TheRealCome

COME – “Car”, live in Copenhagen

By Gerard on Saturday, May 18th, 2013

courtesy Mathias Nielsen. Come kicked off their original lineup reunion tour the other night, and here’s a live version of their amazing 1991 debut 7″ on Sub/Pop, “Car”. The current European and US dates are in support of Tuesday’s deluxe double disc reissue of their landmark debut album, ’11:11′.

’11:11′ is available for preorder from The Matador Store.

follow Come on Twitter :  @TheRealCome

 

Queens of the Stone Age- “My God Is The Sun”

By Gabe on Friday, May 17th, 2013
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images by Boneface, animation by Liam Brazier.

…Like Clockwork
is out June 4 (June 3 in Europe) and is available for pre-order now.

Twitter – QOTSA

Facebook – QOTSA

likeclockwork.tv

Kurt Vile Plays Letterman Tonight!

By Nils on Friday, May 17th, 2013


Photo taken from the “Never Run Away” music video.

Tune in to CBS tonight around 12:20AM (11:20PM eastern) to see Kurt Vile and the Violators make their network TV debut on The Late Show With David Letterman! They’ll be playing “Wakin On A Pretty Day” from the new album, “Wakin On A Pretty Dave”. Here Kurt is chilling backstage: