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6.17.14

By Rian on Monday, March 31st, 2014

DARKSIDE REMIXES ST. VINCENT’S “DIGITAL WITNESS” / WORLD TOUR CONTINUES

By Rian on Monday, March 31st, 2014

Darkside unveiled a remix of St. Vincent’s “Digital Witness” this past weekend, in the wake of other news from the band. Listen to it via Nicolas Jaar’s imprint Other People.

One half of Darkside, Dave Harrington announced his upcoming solo EP Before This There Was One Heart But a Thousand Thoughts, on Twitter. Look for it May 5th via Other People. Also, check out the new single “Don’t Tell Me” from Jarr’s Just Friends project, a collaboration Sasha Spielberg.

Be sure to watch Darkside’s set from Nantes, France that was filmed thanks to La Blogothèque and ARTETV. Catch them on tour through this summer.

April
Wednesday 02 – Sydney, EY – The Hi-Fi
Friday 04 – Melbourne, NE – The Palace Theatre
Sunday 06 – Singapore, RE – Scape
Tuesday 08 – Hong Kong, NG – Music Zone
Saturday 12 – Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
Saturday 19 – Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Muisc & Arts Festival

May
Friday 30 – Barcelona, NA – Primavera Sound Festival

June
Thursday 05 – Porto, TO – Optimus Primavera Sound
Sunday 22 – Hvar, AR – For Festival
Wednesday 25 – Athens, NS – Ejekt Festival
Thursday 26 – Maeseille, LE – Rock Island Festival

July
Thursday 03 – Gdynia, IA – Open’er Festival
Saturday 05 – Amsterdam, AM – Pitch Festival
Sunday 13 – Rotterdam, AM – North Sea Jazz Festival
Thursday 17 – Dour, UR – Dour Festival
Friday 25 – Nigata, TA – Fuji Rock Festival

August
Friday 08 – Helsinki, KI – Flow Festival
Saturday 09 – Olso, SO – Oya Festival
Sunday 10 – Skipton, ON – Beacons Festival
Friday 15 – London, ON – Jabberwocky
Sunday 17 – Budapest, ST – Sziget Festival

 

EMA : ‘The Future’s Void’ Streaming via NPR’s “First Listen” / Free Brooklyn Show Details

By Gerard on Monday, March 31st, 2014

“Blending the expansive vision of speculative fiction with the often personal approach of gender-troubling indie rock, The Future’s Void is not so much a concept record as a sonic alternate universe through which many elements float, some familiar and some weird. Musically, it blends the digital and analog in uncanny ways that unsettle any one interpretation.” That’s Ann Powers’ take on EMA’s ‘The Future’s Void’, and 8 days in advance of the North American release of said LP/CD/digital album, NPR’s “First Listen” is streaming the full album here.

As mentioned in this space last week , EMA will be playing Union Pool on Friday, April 11.  The only way to obtain a ticket is by purchasing  ‘The Future’s Void’ at one of the following NYC record stores starting Tuesday, April 8 :

Other Music
Rough Trade
Permanent
Academy

The Future’s Void is available for preorder on CD, Cassette and LP (limited edition lavender vinyl), and there’s a shirt bundle, too.

http://www.thefuturesvoid.net
https://twitter.com/EMAthorstar
http://instagram.com/_ema_usa_#
http://emathefuturesvoid.tumblr.com
https://www.facebook.com/cameouttanowhere

44 years ago…

By Patrick on Sunday, March 30th, 2014

Kraftwerk live in Soest, winter 1970. The earliest surviving concert footage. My favorite part starts at 16:42. You will have others.

Kurt Vile & The Violators at Jabberwocky Festival

By Judge on Friday, March 28th, 2014

Kurt and his Violators have just been announced for the first ever Jabberwocky Festival - taking place at London’s Excel Centre on August 15 & 16.  The new festival is a co-promotion by ATP, Pitchfork and Primavera and the lineup is looking pretty, pretty great.  Kurt is in fine company on the bill alongside the previously announced DARKSIDE and Iceage as well as Matador family favourites, Thee Oh Sees.

Get your tickets here and for more info take a look at:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/atpfestival
Twitter: www.twitter.com/atpfestival
Instagram: @atpfestival
Website: www.atpfestival.com

Jabberwocky 2014 | August 15th & 16th | Excel Centre London | Presented by All Tomorrow’s Parties, Pitchfork & Primavera

And here’s a reminder of where else you can find Kurt over the Summer:

March
Monday 31 Dudingen, EN Bad Bonn

April
Tuesday 01 Athens, NS Gagarin 205
Thursday 03 Milan, AN Biko Club
Friday 04 Rotterdam, AM Motel Mozaique
Saturday 05 Hamburg, RG Hafenklang
Sunday 06 Berlin, IN Hebbel Am Ufer 2
Monday 07 Dublin, IN Whelans
Wednesday 09 Cork, RK The Pavillion
Thursday 10 Paris, IS Cafe de la Danse
Friday 11 Gent, NT Vooruit
Saturday 12 London, ON St James Piccadilly
Sunday 13 Brighton, ON All Saints Church
Monday 14 Copenhagen, EN Bremen Theater
Tuesday 15 Oslo, LO Rockefeller
Wednesday 16 Istanbul, UL IKSV

May
Friday 23 Boston, MA Boston Calling
Saturday 24 Boston, MA Boston Calling Festival
Sunday 25 Boston, MA Boston Calling Festival
Friday 30 Nelsonville, OH Nelsonville Music Festival

June
Friday 06 New York , NY Governers ball
Saturday 07 New York, NY Governors Ball
Sunday 08 New York, NY Governors Ball

July
Friday 04 Seattle/George, WA Sasquatch Music Festival
Thursday 10 Keflavik, IK ATP Iceland
Friday 25 Philadelphia, PA Mann Center for The Arts

August
Saturday 16 London, UK Jabberwocky
Sunday 17 Powys, UK Greenman Festival
Wednesday 20 Zürich, CH Rote Fabrik
Friday 22 Bilbao, ES Kafe Antzokia
Saturday 23 Paredes de Coura, PT Festival Paredes de Coura
Sunday 24 Madrid, ES Joy
Monday 25 Barcelona, ES Apollo

EMA – “3Jane” Track Premiere, Union Pool Show On April 11.

By Gerard on Thursday, March 27th, 2014

(photo credit : Erika M. Anderson / Leif Shackelford)

In advance of April 8th’s release of the new EMA LP/CD/digital album ‘The Future’s Void’, here’s a premiere of one of the album’s standout tracks, “3Jane”.


from Erika
:

No one was really ever that mean to me on the internet. I never had that “thing” that happens when you wake up one morning and somehow your life is ruined because a mortifying picture goes viral or a “funny” tweet becomes horribly misread. Sure, there were bitchy things in the comments of videos, but organized trolls never unleashed a wave of death threats on me, and only a few people suggested that I kill myself.

So the internet never actually did that to me. But it did that to somebody. And now we all have this stupid crippling fear that someday it will happen to us. And the likelihood increases as you move from relative obscurity to becoming more broadly visible on the internet. There are more cameras on you, more chances to be quoted saying something stupid, and more people out there who relish seeing successful people disgraced and dethroned.

Do you have that fear yet? Do you want it?

Another thing that really fucked me up is that somewhere along the way I feel like I lost control of my image. I feel very confident in making the music I want to make, but I’m not a Mouseketeer. I can try to do it all myself but I run out of time. I don’t know how to pose for a photographer and sometimes when I’m in front of somebody else’s camera I don’t know what to do. So I would do the thing that I had seen before a million times in fashion mags and advertisements because I wanted to do a “good job.” And little by little, these pictures became more sexy and pouty until I didn’t recognize myself anymore. And those images went all around, and the bold-faced pull quotes from articles that didn’t quite get it right were right there next to the too sexy images until they became a thing both separate from me and also made up of me. I got weird disassociation. I got a weird neuromancer and I dyed my hair black and unplugged.

Disassociation is a modern disease

I didn’t set out to write this song and I didn’t know when I wrote it a year ago that right now it would be ok to talk about the internet, because at the time it felt forbidden and shameful to talk about. It just all came out in a flood, a stream of consciousness. And I’m still kind of self-conscious that I said those things out loud. But I don’t think these feelings are unique to me, and I often find that the things that scare and embarrass you are the things that are worth saying.

At the end of the day all I can really do is tell the truth, the truth of what happened and how it made me feel. And if at that point, if you wanna call me a cunt in the youtube comments, that’s on you.

PS –so i wanted this missive to be perfect but instead i kind of just partied IRL. I found myself suddenly with friends and we are imbibing and watching funny videos and laughing. So that’s why this post is a little raw. And I think I’m ok with that.

EMA will be playing Brooklyn’s Union Pool on Friday, April 11.

The Future’s Void is available for preorder on CD, Cassette and LP (limited edition lavender vinyl), and there’s a shirt bundle as well.

http://www.thefuturesvoid.net
https://twitter.com/EMAthorstar
http://instagram.com/_ema_usa_#
http://emathefuturesvoid.tumblr.com
https://www.facebook.com/cameouttanowhere

previously announced US tour dates after the jump : (more…)

Coming May 5 – Savages: Fuckers / Dream Baby Dream 12″

By Judge on Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Photo credit: Iñigo de Amescua

Can you believe it’s nearly a year since the release of Silence Yourself?  In that time I moved house, reached an age milestone and got a dog.  Not to mention changing my hair colour three times and going on a juice cleanse.  Pretty sure some sorta midlife crisis thing is going on, especially as I’m sharing all this on the www right now.

To mark their milestone of one year since the release of their debut album, Savages are releasing a 12″ of two new tracks.  Recorded live at the London Forum show on November 6, 2013 – exactly halfway through the band’s year – the record captures the full sonic intensity of Savages live performance on the 10-minute-plus ‘Fuckers’, the live set’s notorious closer; as well as their more mesmeric side on a sinuous cover of Suicide’s timeless ‘Dream Baby Dream’.

‘Fuckers / Dream Baby Dream’ is out May 5/6 dependent on what side of the ocean you’re on.  12″ vinyl and Digital Download.

You can preorder the 12″ from the following:

Matador Direct
Drift
Rough Trade
Jumbo
Or if you’re digitally minded, iTunes

The release will coincide with two Savages-curated Pop Noire nights in east London, the first at The Shacklewell Arms on ‘Fuckers’ release day (May 5th), and the second at Birthdays on the anniversary of the ‘Silence Yourself’ album (May 6th).

Here is the line-up so far, with more artists to be confirmed:

UPDATE – SOME NEW INFO ON THE POP NOIRE NIGHTS BELOW:

5th May @ Shacklewell Arms (£6 entry)

ZZZs (Japan)

A Dead Forest Index

Bashan (Gemma Thompson – Savages)

+ Savages DJ set

6th May @ Birthdays (free entry)

Johnny Hostile & Jehnny Beth (Live DJ set)

Le Vasco (France)

+ support (tbc)

+ Romy xx (DJ set)

Check savagesband.com for all details.

Lee Ranaldo – art show and more European dates announced

By Stuart on Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Taking his art and his band out the road, Lee Ranaldo’s just announced more dates for his May/June run of dates in Europe, along with news of a solo drawing show entitled “Lost Highways” opening March 30th – May 4th, at the Jan Dhaese Gallery in Gent, Belgium.

Meanwhile, his tour dates with The Dust have been updated  (new in bold below), with their upcoming Scandinavian tour starting next Thursday at Vega in Copenhagen:

April 3rd DK Copenhagen – Vega
April 4th DK Aalborg – 1000Fryd
April 5th NO Oslo – BLÅ
April 6th NO Bergen – Landmark
April 7th NO Stavanger – Folken
April 8th SWE Stockholm - Kägelbanan / Södra Teatern
April 9th FIN Helsinki – Tavastia

May 25th BE Kortrijk – De Kreun
May 26th BE Antwerp – Trix
May 27th FR Paris – La Machine du Moulin Rouge
May 29th FR Nîmes – This is not a love song / Paloma
May 30th SP Barcelona – Primavera Festival
May 31st FR Lyon – Nuits Sonores festival (w/ Disappears, Wooden Shjips)
June 1st IT Padova – Festival / Summer student festival / Je t’aime
June 3rd IT Marina di Ravenna – Beaches Brew Festival
June 4th IT Bolzano – Sudwerk
June 5th DE Schorndorf – Manufaktur
June 6th BE Arlon – L’Entrepot
June 7th PT Porto – Optimo Primavera Porto / Optimo Festival

AC Newman and Bill Fay In A Post-Apocalyptic-Cable-TV-World

By Gerard on Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

(above : this is either a promotional still from “The Walking Dead” or a photo from last April’s Record Store Day — I can’t find my notes!)

TONIGHT ON AMC : you can hear AC Newman’s version of Bill Fay’s “Be Not So Fearful” on season 4, episode 15 of “The Walking Dead”.

‘The Walking Dead Original Soundtrack, Vol. 2′
is out Tuesday on Republic Records.

Now: Darkside concert streaming live from Nantes

By Gabe on Friday, March 21st, 2014

Darkside’s set from Nantes, France is streaming in partnership with La Blogothque and Arte TV.

If you’ve seen the rolling mindmelt that is the Darkside live experience, surely you’ll want to relive it now. If you’re taking it in for the first time, get ready to get faced:

Darkside’s debut album Psychic is available now, and the tour continues:

March
Sunday 23 – Paris, IS L\’Olympia
Tuesday 25 – Dublin, IN Button Factory
Wednesday 26 – Glasgow, OW Art School
Thursday 27 – Manchester, ER The Ritz
Saturday 29 – London, ON Coronet

April
Wednesday 02 – Sydney, EY – The Hi-Fi
Friday 04 – Melbourne, NE – The Palace Theatre
Sunday 06 – Singapore, RE – Scape
Tuesday 08 – Hong Kong, NG – Music Zone
Saturday 12 – Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
Saturday 19 – Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Muisc & Arts Festival

May
Friday 30 – Barcelona, NA – Primavera Sound Festival

June
Thursday 05 – Porto, TO – Optimus Primavera Sound
Sunday 22 – Hvar, AR – For Festival
Wednesday 25 – Athens, NS – Ejekt Festival
Thursday 26 – Maeseille, LE – Rock Island Festival

July
Thursday 03 – Gdynia, IA – Open’er Festival
Saturday 05 – Amsterdam, AM – Pitch Festival
Sunday 13 – Rotterdam, AM – North Sea Jazz Festival
Thursday 17 – Dour, UR – Dour Festival
Friday 25 – Nigata, TA – Fuji Rock Festival

August
Friday 08 – Helsinki, KI – Flow Festival
Saturday 09 – Olso, SO – Oya Festival
Sunday 10 – Skipton, ON – Beacons Festival
Friday 15 – London, ON – Jabberwocky
Sunday 17 – Budapest, ST – Sziget Festival

Kurt Vile adds Euro summer shows

By Stuart on Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Filling in a few cities on his tour with The Violators this summer (who are missing out on the April solo tour), Kurt has added the below dates in bold to the already announced summer festival shows at ATP Iceland and Green Man Festival (UK):

10/07/14: ATP Festival, Reykjavík, Iceland – Tickets
17/08/14 : Greenman festival – Powys, UK – Tickets
20/08/14 : Rote Fabrik – Zurich, Switzerland – Tickets
22/08/14 : Kafe Antzokia – Bilbao, Spain – Tickets
24/08/14 : Joy – Madrid, Spain – Tickets
25/08/14 : Apolo – Barcelona, Spain – Tickets

Catch Kurt solo at the following European dates:

March
31st Bad Bonn – Dudingen, Switzerland* – Tickets

April
1st Gagarin 205 – Athens, Greece * – Tickets
4th Motel Mozaique – Rotterdam, Netherlands - Tickets
5th Hafenklang – Hamburg, Germany * (Tickets on sale 24/1)
6th Hebbel Am Ufer 2 (HAAU) – Berlin, Germany * (Tickets on sale 24/1)
7th Whelans – Dublin, Ireland * – Tickets
9th The Pavillion – Cork, Ireland  *- Tickets
10th Cafe de la Danse – Paris, France * – Tickets
11th Vooruit – Gent, Belgium  * – Tickets
12th St James Piccadilly – London, UK * – SOLD OUT
13th All Saint’s Church – Brighton, UK  * – Tickets
14th Bremen Teater – Copenhagen, Denmark – Tickets
15th Rockefeller – Oslo, Norway – Tickets
16th IKSV – Istanbul, Turkey – Tickets
*Pall Jenkins supports

 

Stephen Malkmus on The Bret Easton Ellis Podcast

By Gerard on Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to hear an extended conversation between author/screenwriter Bret Easton Ellis (left) and guitarist/vocalist/fantasy sports enthusiast Stephen Malkmus (right)? Me neither, but your opportunity to do so can be found above!

Coming June 3 : Fucked Up’s ‘Glass Boys’

By Gerard on Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

(filmed by Scott Cudmore & Jeremy Jansen)

On June 3, Matador will be releasing the new album from Toronto’s FUCKED UP, ‘Glass Boys’ on LP, compact disc and digital download.


“Paper The House”
– MP3

Fucked Up’s ‘Chemistry Of Common Life’ (2008 and ‘David Comes To Life’ (2011) were as conceptually ambitious as any rock albums in recent memory ; ‘Glass Boys’ while a more personal work in terms of subject matter, is the result of 13 months spent in a succession of U.S. and Canadian studios with the assistance of Bill Skibbe and Leon Taheny.  But while we’re tempted to make a very big deal about how amazing the recording is (the guitar trio of Mike Haliechuk, Ben Cook, and Josh Zucker have delivered their most powerful & multi-dimensional performances to date), the real story’s in the songs : with vocalist Damian Abraham leaving-it-all-on-the-floor (apologies for the sports analogy), Fucked Up are tackling tougher questions about themselves, their lives and where this is all going.    Our modestly compensated blurb author called ‘Glass Boys’, “a blazing, titanic, ultimately triumphant rock album…a heart-expanding, life-affirming piece of work.”  I still need to check what WebMD says about heart-expansion, but other than that, I think he nailed it.

(photo by Brendan George Ko)

Preorder the album now from the Matador Store. A limited double vinyl edition of the album available through the Matador store and independent retailers will include a bonus LP that features Jonah Falco’s half-time drums ( two separate drum tracks were recorded for ‘Glass Boys’, one of them in half-time — if that sounds kinda complex, wait ’til you hear both at the same time).

We’re also offering ‘Glass Boys’ in the format of your choice with a limited edition tote bag, available exclusively from The Matador Store.

Preorder from iTunes
(includes an instant download of “Paper The House”)

(‘Glass Boys’ will be available in Canada via Arts & Crafts)

track listing :

Echo Boomer
Touch Stone
Sun Glass
The Art Of Patrons
Warm Change

Paper The House
DET
Led By Hand
The Great Divide
Glass Boys

Fucked Up on tour :

April 19 – Oakland, CA – Tankcrimes Brainsqueeze Festival
April 27 – St. John’s, NL – Lawnya Vawnya
June 06 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom (tickets on sale Friday at noon EST)
June 08 – Toronto, ON – Field Trip Festival
June 13 – B Sides Festival, Lucern, Switzerland
June 14 – Salle Rogier, Brussels, Belgium (tickets)
June 15 – Gorilla – Manchester, UK (with Lower) (tickets)
June 16 – The Cluny, Newcastle, UK (with Lower)
June 17 – Belgrave – Leeds, UK (with Lower) (tickets on sale, Thursday at 10 am)
June 18 – Koko – London, UK (with Lower)
June 19 – Point Ephemere, Paris, France
June 20 – Hurricane Festival – Scheessel, DE –
June 21- Southside Festival – Neuhausen Ob Eck, DE
June 22 – Best Kept Secret Festival – Hilvarenbeek, NL
Aug 09 – Montreal, QC – Heavy MTL

Fucked Up (band site)
iTunes Pre-Order
Deluxe LP/ Standard LP/ CD Pre-Order
Tote Bag Bundle

New Orleans red beans and rice

By Patrick on Saturday, March 15th, 2014

Recipe was adapted from John Thorne’s Serious Pig, a must-buy for anyone interested in American regional cuisine, or just great food prose in general:

The classic recipe calls for a cracked ham bone with generous pieces of meat left on it, or alternatively New Orleans pickled pork, neither of which I had to hand. What I did have was copious quantities of ham stock in the freezer from my Christmas ham, as well as $2 worth of pork neck bones from Flushing’s Chinatown (and two bucks buys you a lot of those there). Some chorizo or kielbasa was also recommended – all I could easily source was Goya chorizo. I stand by this shit. Cheap and good.

The beans were Rancho Gordo sangre de toro, part of their Xoxoc Project for working with indigenous farmers to preserve Mesoamerican bean varieties that are in danger of going extinct. These small, sumptuous red beans are far tastier than regular kidney beans, and closer to the small kidneys used in Louisiana. Also, most importantly, I had a bag of them.

So here’s the recipe – pretty simple, just allow yourself a lot of time.

- 1 cup small dried red beans, soaked overnight, reserving the soaking water
- up to 1 quart ham stock
- 2 lbs pork neck bones
- 2 Goya chorizo sausages, cut into 1/8-1/4″ discs
- 1/2 green bell pepper, diced
- 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 1 celery stalk, finely diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 sprig fresh thyme
- 1 small, hot red chile seeded and minced
- 1 small bunch flat-leaf parsley, minced
- 3-4 scallions, finely minced, green and white parts, half of which reserve uncooked

Blanch the pork neck bones from a cold start, boiling 1-2 minutes, drain and set aside.

Put beans in a heavy pot, cover with 1 quart ham stock, filling out with reserved soaking liquid as need be, add some salt, bring to a hard boil for 10 minutes, reduce flame and simmer for at least 1 hour, adding more soaking liquid as necessary, until beans are tender.

Meanwhile, melt 2 tbs butter in a skillet or large pot over medium heat and cook onions, both bell peppers and celery until soft (6-8 minutes). Add garlic, scallions and parsley and saute for another 2 minutes. Add bay leaves and sausage and saute for another 2 minutes.

Add saute contents to bean pot with all other ingredients, salt and pepper to taste (keeping in mind that the ham stock and chorizo will have some salt already), bring to a boil, and and cook from 1 1/2 to 4 hours at a bare simmer, adding more reserved bean liquid (or hot water if you run out) as necessary. As the beans and other ingredients really begin to soften, mash them up against the side of the pot and stir the pulp back into the main liquid to thicken it.

Make rice to taste towards the end of the cooking period and serve beans and its gravy on top of it. Scatter reserved uncooked minced scallions on top. Place on table with condiments to taste (suggested: hot sauce, chopped raw onions, chopped raw scallion, chiles in vinegar, or really whatever you like).

Matador Artists Celebrate To Austin’s Traffic Jams, Poor Cell Reception

By Gerard on Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

The following is a (nearly) complete list of what our dear friends EMA, Fucked Up, Perfume Genius, Kurt Vile and The Young are doing in Austin, TX this week (on stage, anyway). Please be advised that events marked “*” are considered official SXSW presentations and will likely require a badge, wristband or cover charge for entry (unless you are so incredibly good looking that such requirements are always waived on your behalf). I wish you a very pleasant week in my town of residence and thank you in advance for not parking in front of my fucking driveway.

EMA

Wednesday March 12 Flamingo Cantina, 5pm (Under The Radar)
Thursday, March 13, Mohawk (inside) 4pm (Stereogum/House Of Vans)
Friday March 14, Central Presbyterian Church, 7:20pm* (Pitchfork)
Saturday March 15 Elysium, 11:30pm * (Switched On/Moog)

Fucked Up

Thursday March 13 – Mohawk, 2:15pm (Stereogum/House Of Vans)
Thursday March 13 – Scoot Inn, 4pm (Converse/Thrasher)
Thursday March 13 – French Legation, 6pm (Pitchfork)
Friday March 14 – Empire Control Room, 5:15pm (Blundertown)

Perfume Genius

Thursday March 13 – St. David’s Historic Society, 7:30pm* (Turnstile Music)

Kurt Vile

Wednesday March 12 – Cheer Up Charlie’s, midnight*
Thursday March 13 – Weather Up (1808 East Cesar Chavez), 2:30pm
Thursday March 13 – Clive Bar, 8pm*
Thursday March 13 – Red 7, 12:50am*

The Young

Saturday, March 15 – Yellow Jacket Social Club, 2:30pm
Saturday March 15 – Museum Of Human Achievement (Third Man Records), 4:15pm

Queens of the Stone Age to Headline at Reading & Leeds Festival This Year

By Judge on Monday, March 10th, 2014


Dust off that tent and grab your wellies – QOTSA are confirmed to headline the Friday night at Reading Festival this year. Then they’ll head up to Leeds on the Saturday night to play before Paramore.
Head over to www.readingfestival.com for more info and of course …Like Clockwork is out now and available from all good independent record stores.

Watch Polish free jazz combo cover Queens of the Stone Age

By Patrick on Monday, March 10th, 2014

Actually it’s a bit unfair to reduce Polish musician Gabriele Kulka to just a genre label, so call this whatever you like. A truly memorable & new take on “Keep Your Eyes Peeled” by Queens of the Stone Age from this talented group of Polish musicians.

Reminder: Yo La Tengo Beach Party Tonight! (or tomorrow)

By Judge on Friday, March 7th, 2014

Starting tomorrow Yo La Tengo hit the beach in Australia and New Zealand for 5 shows. Whether or not these actually take place on a beach remains to be seen, but as I write in the drizzle of London, I can only imagine that Australia is all shorts, surfboards and beaches. You guys are so lucky.

03/08/14 Meredith Golden Plains Festival AU
03/09/14 Melbourne Corner Hotel AU
03/11/14 Brisbane The Zoo AU
03/13/14 Sydney Sydney Opera House AU
03/15/14 Wellington Opera House NZ

And remember, you can still get daily updates from Ira, Georgia and James over at the yolatengo.com site.

By Gerard on Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Fucked Up – “Year Of The Dragon” , Shows In Austin Next Week

By Gerard on Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Oakland, CA’s Tank Crimes will be releasing the 6th edition in Fucked Up’s Zodiac Series this April 15 with a 12″/CD/digital EP of ‘Year Of The Dragon’.   The titular, epic A-side clocks in at 17 minutes long and is backed by covers of Cardboard Brains’ “I Wanna Be A Yank” and The Ugly’s “Disorder”.   The first pressing of the 12″ is said to include a 6-minute, edited version of “Year Of The Dragon” on a 7″ flexi-disc.

We’ll have an announcement to make about a new, full-length Fucked Up album on Matador very soon.

Fucked Up in Austin next week :

3/13/2014 French Legation Museum (Pitchfork Day Party)
3/13/2014 Mohawk (Stereogum Party)
3/13/2014 Scoot Inn (Converse/Thrasher Death Match)
3/14/2014 Empire Control Room (Altamont Party)  w/ Powertrip, Destruction Unit

In addition, Fucked Up will be playing Oakland’s Brainsqueeze Fest II on April 19.