YO LA TENGO – ON THE ROAD AGAIN (SOON)

Georgia, James and Ira are playing a handful of shows in September and I’m here to remind you about them should you find yourself in the vicinity. YLT PR photo

(photo by Mike Baehr – @mikebaehr )

Saturday, September 3 – Riot Fest, Denver CO
Friday, September 9 – Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago IL
Sunday, September 11 – *Finney Chapel, Oberlin OH
Tuesday, September 13 – State Theatre, State College PA
Wednesday, September 14 – Carnegie Music Hall, Pittsburgh PA (with Lambchop)
Friday, September 23 – Copenhagen Beer & Music Celebration, Boston MA
Saturday, September 24 – The Warehouse at FTC, Fairfield CT

*This show only: Dave Schramm on lead guitar. Two sets by Yo La Tengo, no opener. No-fee tickets available at Finney Chapel box office.

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SAVAGES ANNOUNCE BIGGEST LONDON SHOW YET

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Photo by Burak Cingi for the Line Of Best Fit

After a victorious weekend playing at Reading and Leeds festival, Savages announce their biggest London show yet at the 02 Academy Brixton on 25th November, and another show at Norwich’s Nick Rayns venue on 23rd November, to celebrate an outstanding year following the release of their second album Adore Life in January, which is also nominated for this year’s Mercury Prize.

Tickets for these shows go on general sale this Friday 2nd September at 9am (BST). Link for the London show here, and for Norwich here.

Other tour dates:

September 2: End of the Road Festival, Salisbury, UK
October 1-2 : The Meadows Music Festival, Flushing NY

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Lamb chili

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I normally make Texas red chili with beef, but decided I wanted a change.

1. Chili paste:

– Selection of dried Mexican chiles. I used 30% anchos, 30% guajillos, 15% pasillas, 15% cascabel and 10% chiles de arbol
– Water

Dry-roast the chiles in the microwave in 15-second bursts until dry and fragrant, about 30 seconds for each batch of chiles. Remove seeds and pith, place into a saucepan, add water to cover, and bring to boil. Simmer until soft, about 10 minutes. Allow to cool, place in blender, and blend / pulse until smooth.

Chili paste will keep in refrigerator for several weeks, or in the freezer for up to a year.

2. Chili:

1 1/2 lbs lamb stew meat (shoulder or leg), cut into 3/4-inch cubes
Salt
Grapeseed or other neutral oil
1/2 large white onion, finely chopped
2 large garlic cloves, minced
2 sweet Italian sausages, removed from casing and crumbled
1 fresh hot red cherry pepper, finely chopped
1 bottle of pilsner
4 tbs chili paste (recipe above)
1 dried chile de arbol, roasted as above and finely ground
1 tbs ground cumin
freshly ground black pepper
3 tbs tomato paste

Preheat oven to 310 degrees F.

Dry the lamb thoroughly with paper towels and salt it. Prepare the chopped vegetables.

Put one tablespoon oil in a cast-iron skillet. Soften the onion over medium heat, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and continue to saute for 2 minutes. Remove to a bowl and wipe pan clean.

Add another tablespoon oil and raise heat to high. When about to smoke, add the crumbled sausage meat. Brown thoroughly, mashing with a slotted spoon. Scrape it off and brown the other side, which will go faster. Lift it out with the slotted spoon and add it to the bowl with the onions and garlic.

Add another tablespoon oil (or less if there is enough rendered fat from the sausage), and when it is close to smoking, start browning the lamb in batches. The meat must has plenty of room to brown. Allow a deep brown crust to form before turning, about 3-4 minutes. Second side will go faster. Don’t worry about browning the meat all over – a little pink showing is good. You will probably have to add a little more oil before each batch. You will probably have 6 batches of lamb. Remove each batch to the onion bowl with a slotted spoon before adding the next one. There should be plenty of sausage and lamb stuck to the bottom of the pan by the end of this process.

Add the chopped hot cherry pepper and saute, stirring constantly, until fragrant and soft – 1-2 minutes.

Add about half the beer and bring to a boil, scraping and stirring the stuck pieces with a wooden paddle or your spoon. Reduce and pour into the bowl of other ingredients. Repeat (you might not end up using the entire beer).

Put the contents of the bowl into a dutch oven and add the chili paste, the chile de arbol, the ground cumin, a generous grind of black pepper, and the tomato paste. Add water to cover and mix thoroughly. Bring to a boil over high heat, and as soon as it is boiling, place it in the preheated oven with the lid on halfway.

Cook for 1 hour, checking periodically that it is simmering but not boiling. Adjust temperature if necessary.

Taste, adjusting for salt. Cook for another 20 minutes. If meat is not tender, cook for longer.

VIDEO: CAR SEAT HEADREST PERFORM “FILL IN THE BLANK” ON THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT

For those of you would did not 1) have access to cable 2) stay up past 11:35pm EST last night – YOU’RE IN LUCK. Below you can watch the network television debut from Car Seat Headrest. Will, Andrew, Ethan and Seth performed “Fill In The Blank” and for Stephen Colbert and a studio audience.

FYI – The band will be back on tour in starting August 30th in Boise, ID.

Tuesday, August 30 – Neurolux, Boise ID&
Wednesday, August 31 – Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City UT&
Thursday, September 1 – Bluebird Theatre, Denver CO&
September 3-5 – Made in America Festival 2016, Philadelphia, PA
Monday, September 5 – The Ready Room, St. Louis MO&
Tuesday, September 6 – Proud Larry’s, Oxford MS&
Wednesday, September 7, Mercy Lounge, Nashville TN$
Thursday, September 8 – Terminal West, Atlanta GA$
Friday, September 9 – Hopscotch Music Festival, Raleigh NC
Saturday, September 10 – Grey Eagle, Asheville NC$
Monday, September 12 – The National, Richmond VA$
Tuesday, September 13 – Ottobar, Baltimore, MD$
Friday, September 15 – Bowery Ballroom, NYC NY %
Saturday, September 16 – Bowery Ballroom, NYC NY %
Saturday, September 17 – The Sinclair, Cambridge MA (SOLD OUT)%
Sunday, September 18 – Bar Le Ritz PDB, Montreal QC%
Monday, September 19 – Virgin Mobile Mod Club, Toronto, ON%
Wednesday, September 21- El Club, Detroit MI%
Thursday, September 22 – Pygmalion Music Festival 2016, Champaign IL
Friday, September 23 – Thalia Hall, Chicago IL %
Saturday, September 24 – Midpoint Music Festival, Cincinnati OH
Sunday, September 25 – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland OH%
Tuesday, September 27 – Majestic Theater, Madison, WI%
Wednesday, September 28 – Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis MN%%
Sunday, October 16 – Treasure Island Festival, San Francisco CA
Monday, October 31 – The Fox, Boulder CO*
Thursday, November 3 – Bottleneck, Lawrence KS*

Friday, November 4 – Opolis, Norman, OK
November 4-6 – Sound On Sound Festival, McDade TX
Sunday, November 6 – Club Dada, Dallas TX*
Tuesday, November 8 – Launch Pad, Albuquerque NM*
Wednesday, November 9 – Club Congress, Tucson AZ*
Thursday, November 10 – The Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix AZ*
Thursday, November 17 – Wow Hall, Eugene OR*
Friday, November 25 – Wonder Ballroom, Portland OR#
Saturday, November 26 – Neptune Theatre, Seattle WA#

% with Lucy Dacus
$ with The Lemon Twigs
& with Steh Chura
* with Naked Giants
# with The Domestics

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Tonight : Car Seat Headrest on CBS’ “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert”

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Car Seat Headrest’s national TV debut takes place tonight on CBS’ “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” (11:35 eastern, 10:35 central – check your local listings here). Barring some sort of grid failure / disaster of Crispin Glover-face-kicking-proportions, we’ll have a clip of said performance here tomorrow am. Tonight’s other guests include Vice Presidential hopeful/Replacements fan Tim Kaine and thespian powerhouse Tony Hale.

Car Seat Headrest on tour :

Tuesday, August 30 – Neurolux, Boise ID&
Wednesday, August 31 – Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City UT&
Thursday, September 1 – Bluebird Theatre, Denver CO&
September 3-5 – Made in America Festival 2016, Philadelphia, PA
Monday, September 5 – The Ready Room, St. Louis MO&
Tuesday, September 6 – Proud Larry’s, Oxford MS&
Wednesday, September 7, Mercy Lounge, Nashville TN$
Thursday, September 8 – Terminal West, Atlanta GA$
Friday, September 9 – Hopscotch Music Festival, Raleigh NC
Saturday, September 10 – Grey Eagle, Asheville NC$
Monday, September 12 – The National, Richmond VA$
Tuesday, September 13 – Ottobar, Baltimore, MD$
Friday, September 15 – Bowery Ballroom, NYC NY %
Saturday, September 16 – Bowery Ballroom, NYC NY %
Saturday, September 17 – The Sinclair, Cambridge MA (SOLD OUT)%
Sunday, September 18 – Bar Le Ritz PDB, Montreal QC%
Monday, September 19 – Virgin Mobile Mod Club, Toronto, ON%
Wednesday, September 21- El Club, Detroit MI%
Thursday, September 22 – Pygmalion Music Festival 2016, Champaign IL
Friday, September 23 – Thalia Hall, Chicago IL %
Saturday, September 24 – Midpoint Music Festival, Cincinnati OH
Sunday, September 25 – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland OH%
Tuesday, September 27 – Majestic Theater, Madison, WI%
Wednesday, September 28 – Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis MN%%
Sunday, October 16 – Treasure Island Festival, San Francisco CA
Monday, October 31 – The Fox, Boulder CO*
Thursday, November 3 – Bottleneck, Lawrence KS*

Friday, November 4 – Opolis, Norman, OK
November 4-6 – Sound On Sound Festival, McDade TX
Sunday, November 6 – Club Dada, Dallas TX*
Tuesday, November 8 – Launch Pad, Albuquerque NM*
Wednesday, November 9 – Club Congress, Tucson AZ*
Thursday, November 10 – The Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix AZ*
Thursday, November 17 – Wow Hall, Eugene OR*
Friday, November 25 – Wonder Ballroom, Portland OR#
Saturday, November 26 – Neptune Theatre, Seattle WA#

% with Lucy Dacus
$ with The Lemon Twigs
& with Steh Chura
* with Naked Giants
# with The Domestics

Order ‘Teens Of Denial’ from the following :
The Matador Store (2XLP, CD or digital versions)
iTunes
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Car Seat Headrest on Spotify
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Tuesday : Steve Gunn & The Outliners On World Cafe

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Steve Gunn and The Outliners can be heard tomorrow afternoon at 2pm eastern (11am pacific), in session for WXPN’s “World Cafe”. Tune in via your local NPR affiliate or listen online via XPN.org. The program will be available for streaming on-demand later Tuesday over at WorldCafe.NPR.org.

purchase and/or stream ‘Eyes On The Lines’ from the following:

The Matador Store: http://smarturl.it/EyesOnTheLines_lp
Spotify: http://smarturl.it/EyesOnTheLines_s
Steve Gunn Store: http://stevegunn.kungfustore.com
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/EyesOnTheLines_i
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/EyesOnTheLines_a
Google: http://smarturl.it/EyesOnTheLines_g

Steve Gunn & The Outliners on tour :

NORTH AMERICA
Wednesday, Sep. 21 – Barboza, Seattle, WA
Thursday, Sep. 22 – The Bartlett, Spokane, WA
Friday, Sep. 23 – Fortune Sound Club, Vancouver, BC
Sat. Sep. 24 – Mississippi Studios, Portland, OR
Wed. Sep. 28 – The Chapel, San Francisco, CA
Fri. Sep. 30 – The Echo, Los Angeles, CA
Sat. Oct. 1 – Soda Bar, San Diego, CA
Monday, October 3 – The Depot, Salt Lake City, UT
Tuesday, October 4 – Bluebird Theatre, Denver, CO
Wednesday, October 5 – Bluebird Theatre, Denver, CO
Sunday, October 9 – Mr. Small’s Theatre, Millvale, PA

EUROPE
Friday, October 28 – K4, Nürnberg (D)
Saturday, October 29 – Aalhaus – Hamburg (D)
Sunday, October 30 – Mejeriet – Lund (S)
Monday, October 31 – Atlas – Aarhus (DK)
Tuesday, November 1 – Pustervik – Gothenburg (S)
Wednesday, November 2 – Cafe Mono – Oslo (N)
Thursday, November 3 – Kägelbanan – Stockholm (S)
Friday, November 4 – Musikcaféen – Copenhagen (DK)
Saturday, November 5 – Auster Club – Berlin (D)
Sunday, November 6 – King George – Köln (D)
Monday, November 7 – Autumn Falls @ De Zwerver – Leffinge (B)
Tuesday, November 8 – Rotown Rotterdam – Rotterdam (NL)
Wednesday, November 9 – Autumn Falls @ Het Bos – Antwerpen (B)
Thursday, November 10 – Le Guess Who? – Utrecht (NL)
Friday, November 11 – Le Trabendo – Paris (F) with Kevin Morby*
Saturday, November 12 – The Hope & Ruin – Brighton (UK)
Sunday, November 13 – The De La Warr Pavilion – Bexhill (UK)
Monday, November 14 – 100 Club London – London (UK)
Tuesday, November 15 – Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Music Room – Liverpool (UK)
Wednesday, November 16 – Whelan’s – Dublin (Ireland)
Thursday, November 17 – McHugh’s Bar – Belfast (UK)
Friday, November 18 – Broadcast – Glasgow (UK)
Saturday, November 19 – High & Lonesome @ Brudenell Social Club – Leeds (UK)
Sunday, November 20 – Gullivers – Manchester (UK)

9/21-10/01 w/ Nap Eyes
10/03-10/09 w/ Dinosaur Jr.

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LISTEN: BELLE AND SEBASTIAN “OLYMPIC VILLAGE, 6AM”

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The stars of track and field are beautiful people.


You may be familiar with a sporting event by the name of the Olympic Games, which is taking place in Rio this year. To coincide with this, Belle and Sebastian have released a song “Olympic Village, 6am” in video-only format as the track and field events commence today.

Stuart Murdoch says:

“Belle and Sebastian dig the Olympics, love the Olympic ideal, love that the world gets together for a big ‘sports day’ once every four years. We can’t be part of it, though we’d like to be. So we recorded a piece of music with Rio in mind, specifically the Track and Field. Here it is: ‘Olympic Village, 6AM’.”

You can listen to the track and watch the video here.

All upcoming tour dates:

Friday, August 12th – La Route du Rock Festival, France
Sunday, August 14th – Openlucht Theater, Belgium, Antwerp
Friday, August 19th – Parkenfest, Norway
Sunday, August 21st –  Green Man Festival, UK, Brecon Beacons
Saturday, August 27th – Propaganda Festival, Sweden
Sunday, September 11th – On Blackheath Festival UK, London

 

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ANNOUNCEMENT: SAVAGES NOMINATED FOR 2016 MERCURY PRIZE

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Savages’ second album Adore Life, released in January of this year, has been nominated for this year’s Hyundai Mercury Prize, after their first album Silence Yourself was also nominated for the prize back in 2013. The public are invited to vote online at the Mercury Prize website. Voting opens at 12pm (GMT) on Thursday 4th August and closes at 11:59pm (GMT) on Friday 12th August. Get your votes in people!

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The band are currently on their way back to European soil to play a series of festival dates shortly after supporting LCD Soundsystem at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado. All dates are below.

August 4-7Ypsigrock Festival, Palermo, Italy
August 9-13Oya Festival, Oslo, Norway
August 11-14: La Route Du Rock, Saint-Malo, France
Friday, August 12 Flow Festival – Helsinki
Saturday, August 20: Midnight Sonic, Chiba, Japan
Friday, August 26: Bramham Park, Wetherby, UK
August  26-28: Reading Festival, UK
September 2-4Electric PicnicStradbally, Ireland
September 2-4: End of the Road Festival, Salisbury, UK
October 1-2 : The Meadows Music Festival, Flushing NY

You can order ‘ Adore Life’ from the following:

The Matador Store
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Watch (please) : Lucy Dacus Performing On CBS This Morning’s “Saturday Sessions”

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“I Don’t Wanna Be Funny Anymore”

“Strange Torpedo”

“Troublemaker Doppleganger”

As tipped in this space the other day, Lucy Dacus and band made their national TV debut early Saturday AM on “CBS This Morning”‘s “Saturday Sessions” segment. All 3 songs can be found on Lucy’s debut album, ‘No Burden’, available for streaming or download at this very moment but is also available for preorder on LP and CD from the Matador Store. The physical versions are out September 9 and said preorders come with a signed poster (see below).

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Lucy Dacus on tour :

August 4-August 6- Doe Bay Resort and Retreat, Olga, WA
Sunday, August 7 – Tractor Tavern, Seattle, WA
Monday, August 8 – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR ^
Wednesday, August 10 – Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco, CA
Thursday, August 11 – The Echo, Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, August 13 – The Casbah, San Diego, CA
Sunday, August 14- Valley Bar, Phoenix, AZ
Tuesday, August 16 – Stubb’s Bar-B-Q, Austin, TX
Wednesday, August 17- Three Links, Dallas, TX
Friday, August 19 – The Basement, Nashville, TN
Saturday, August 20 – The Masquerade – Purgatory, Atlanta, GA
Saturday, September 3 – End of the Road Festival, Salisbury, UK
Tuesday, September 6 – The Old Blue Last, London, UK
September 15 – Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY$ SOLD OUT
Stember 16 – Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY$
Tuesday, September 13 – Ram’s Head Live – Baltimore, MD% SOLD OUT
Saturday, September 17 – The Sinclair – Boston, MA$ SOLD OUT
Sunday, September 18 – Bar le Ritz PDB, Montreal, QC$
Monday, September 19- Virgin Mobile Mod Club,Toronto, ON$
Wednesday, September 21 – El Club, Detroit, MI$
Thursday, September 22 – The Pygmalion Festival, Urbana, IL
Saturday, September 24 – MidPoint Music Festival, Cincinnati, OH
Sunday, September 25 – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland, OH$
Tuesday, September 27 – Majestic Theatre, Madison, WI$
Saturday, October 1 – Austin City Limits Festival, Austin, TX
Friday, October 7 – The National, Richmond, VA

^ w/ Julien Baker
% w/ Frightened Rabbit
$ w/ Car Seat Headrest

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