Archive for June, 2013

Savages – New U.S. Dates In September

By Gerard on Tuesday, June 18th, 2013
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(“She Will”, from “Ce soi ou jamais”, taped June 7, video courtesy France 2)

Savages’ July North American dates are close to sold out, but they’ll be back in September in support of ‘Silence Yourself’, hitting a number of American cities for the first time. As mentioned previously in this space, there’s 4 October shows in-between the two weekends of Austin City Limits in which Savages are supporting Queens of the Stone Age. The October 9 show in Tulsa (Brady Theater) was just added.

9/10: 9:30 Club, DC
9/11: Mr Small’s, Pittsburgh
9/12: Terminal 5, NYC
9/14: Laneway Festival, Detroit
9/15: The Basement, Columbus
9/17: First Avenue, Minneapolis
9/18: High Noon Saloon, Madison
9/20: Bluebird Theater, Denver
9/23: Neumo’s, Seattle
9/24: Biltmore Caberet, Vancouver
9/25: Wonder Ballroom, Portland
9/27: The Independent, San Francisco
10/1: Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix
10/4-6 : Austin City Limits, ZIlker Park, Austin*
10/5: Verizon Theatre, Grand Prairie (w/ QOTSA)
10/7: Nashvillle Municipal Auditorium, Nashville (w/ QOTSA)
10/8: Arkansas Music Pavilion, Fayetteville (w/ QOTSA)
10/9: Brady Theater, Tulsa (w/ QOTSA) (tickets)
10/11-13 : Austin City Limits, Zilker Park, Austin*

*- specific date/time of Savages’ appearance will be announced soon.

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Savages tour rolls on, add NYC + QOTSA dates

By Robby on Tuesday, June 11th, 2013


Not to be stopped, Savages have added tour dates to their current tour that taking them through the fall. All this includes a stop at NYC’s Terminal 5 and dates with Queens Of The Stone Age. New dates in bold.



1st Primavera Sound Festival, Porto, Portugal
6th Pop Noire night, La Maroquinerie, Paris SOLD OUT
8th Manchester Parklife Festival, UK
18th Zitadelle, Berlin w/ Portishead
19th Tipsport, Prague w/ Portishead
20th Yoko Ono’s Meltdown, South Bank London with Iggy Pop SOLD OUT
22nd Best Kept Secret Festival, Hilvarenbeek, Holland
28th/29th Glastonbury Festival, UK


4th Roskilde, Denmark
5th Kuudes Asti Festival, Helsinki, Finland
6th Gorky Park, Moscow, Russia
11th Webster Hall, New York, USA – SOLD OUT
12th Middle East Restaurant & Night Club, Cambridge, USA
13th Rock and Roll Hotel, DC, USA – SOLD OUT
14th Union Transfer, Philadelphia, USA
15th, La Tulipe, Montréal, Canada
16th The Mod Club Theatre, Toronto, Canada
21st Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis, USA – SOLD OUT
23rd El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, USA – SOLD OUT
24th El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, USA


16th Pstereo Festival, Norway
18th Beacons Festival, UK
23rd Rock en Seine, Paris, France
30th, End Of The Road Festival, UK
31st Electric Picnic Ireland


7th Berlin Festival, Germany
8th Bestival, Isle of Wight
14th Laneway Festival, Detroit, USA


4th-6th Austin City Limits, USA
7th Nashville, TN   Municipal Auditorium (with Queens Of The Stone Age)
8th  Fayetteville, AR   Arkansas Music Pavilion (with Queens Of The Stone Age)
9th Tulsa, OK   The Brady Theater (with Queens Of The Stone Age)
11th-12th Austin City Limits, USA
12th Terminal 5, NYC NY USA
13th Mexefest, Lisbon, Portugal

photo lifted from kasper1954‘s flickr


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Queens of the Stone Age – Autumn North American Dates, KCRW Apogee Session

By Gerard on Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Queens of the Stone Age, in session and conversation, video courtesy

Most of the dates below are on sale NOW.

9/10 Toronto ­ Air Canada Center – tickets
9/12 Detroit ­ The Fillmore - tickets
9/13 Cincinnati ­ PNC Pavilion - tickets
9/14 Pittsburgh ­ Stage AE Outdoors – tickets
9/15 Columbus ­ LC Pavilion Outdoor Amph – tickets
9/17 Indianapolis ­ Old National Centre – tickets
9/18 Louisville ­ Louisville Palace – tickets
9/19 Charlotte ­ Uptown Amphiteatre - tickets
9/20 Asheville ­ Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
10/7 Nashville ­ Municipal Auditorium – tickets*
10/8 Fayetteville ­ Arkansas Music Pavilion*
10/9 Tulsa ­ Brady Theatre – tickets*

* – Savages support

‘…Like Clockwork’ is available in finer stores on LP/CD and also from iTunes. Or if you prefer, direct from The Matador Store.
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COME – “Sad Eyes” (acoustic) + interview

By Gerard on Monday, June 10th, 2013

video courtesy Studio version of “Sad Eyes” can be found on the 20th Anniversary deluxe edition of ’11:11′.

Queens of the Stone Age play Brooklyn tomorrow night, Letterman again tonight

By Patrick on Thursday, June 6th, 2013

QOTSA Live in Brooklyn.

Act fast.

Brooklyn Masonic Temple

Tomorrow. Friday, June 7th
Doors open @9:30pm

Photo id required at check in
2 ticket limit
All will call, non transferable

Tix on sale now. HERE

And catch the band performing again on Letterman tonight.

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August 28 declared Kurt Vile Day in Philadelphia, + “KV Crimes” Video Premiere, + more!

By Nils on Thursday, June 6th, 2013

By mayoral decree, August 28 will officially be Kurt Vile Day in Philadelphia! On that date, Kurt will give a free solo performance in City Hall Courtyard at 5:30pm for the season finale of the City Hall Presents summer concert series. Prior to his performance, the City of Philadelphia will present Kurt with the Liberty Bell Award, the highest honor the City can bestow upon one of its citizens. This award is given only to native Philadelphians, and is presented in recognition of outstanding professional achievements and civic generosity. (More information about City Hall Presents, Philadelphia’s free weekly summer concert series, is below.)

Ushering in a summer of commemoration, we begin with the premiere of Kurt’s new video for “KV Crimes,” directed by Tom Scharpling, in which Kurt is regally paraded through the streets of his fair town (mmm, hoagies).

Kurt will also be performing a song with Big Star on June 30, as part of their free performance of the classic album Third/Sister Lovers at Central Park Summerstage, with an array of all-star guests:

And finally, why not grace you with these beautiful clips of Kurt Vile and the Violators performing at KEXP:

Girl Called Alex 
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KV Crimes 
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Wakin on a Pretty Day
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Full Performance
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City Hall Presents is a series of free events that welcomes the full spectrum of Philadelphia’s performing arts into City Hall Courtyard. Shows are presented on Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30pm throughout the summer, and the entire concert calendar can be found by visiting Organized by the City of Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy, these events aim to bring a new vibrancy to the historic building and inspire citizens to become more active in the arts. The program is made possible thanks to support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, as part of its Knight Arts Challenge, as well as the William Penn Foundation.

top photo by Shawn Brackbill

Queens of the Stone Age – Live On Letterman concert-cast tonight at 9PM Eastern

By Gabe on Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

As previously noted Queens of the Stone Age will appear on CBS’ “The Late Show With David Letterman” tonight and tomorrow night (June 5 and 6). The band will also perform a live concert TONIGHT for the Live on Letterman series, hitting the stage at 9PM EDT:

Queens of the Stone Age’s ‘…Like Clockwork’ is awesome and available now.

Ted Leo (Solo) at Maxwell’s, June 21

By Gerard on Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

(Ted at Maxwell’s, June 2008, photo taken from

As you’ve probably read elsewhere, Hoboken’s venerable Maxwell’s, one of our favorite live music venues in this country or any other, is scheduled to close their doors at the end of July.  The club’s role in the development of many Matador artists & alumni cannot be overstated. Also — we had a great time there. Almost always.

Ted Leo will be making his final Maxwell’s appearance on June 21, with support from Shellshag.  Tickets are on sale here.

In addition, Ted, AC Newman, Jennifer O’Connor, Doug Gillard, Home Blitz and a long list of grade-A talent are taking part in a tribute to the recently deceased Scott Miller (Game Theory/Loud Family) at the Cake Shop (NYC) on June 29, with proceeds going to The Scott Miller Memorial Fund. If you cannot attend, donations are accepted here.

Watch Savages’ US TV Debut

By Judge on Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Live last night, Savages performed their US TV debut, playing She Will and then City’s Full as an online exclusive. In the words of Questlove, they were “going for the jugular”.

Savages – Live Tonight On NBC’s “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon”

By Gerard on Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Savages will make their U.S. network television debut tonight on NBC’s “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon”, (12:30 am ET) performing “She Will” from ‘Silence Yourself’.  Hopefully we’ll have a clip up for viewing early tomorrow.

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