Chelsea Light Moving on KEXP today


It’s only been a month since Chelsea Light Moving released their debut album, but, as savvy NPR aficionados are aware, Thurston and the gang are already coming up with new material. Today at 5:00PM EDT/2:00PM PDT, Seattle’s KEXP will air a set that Chelsea Light Moving recorded there a few weeks ago, wherein they wrote two new songs on the spot. The above video is of “The Ecstasy,” featuring lyrics by the poet John Donne. Tune in to hear the whole session at and at 90.3FM.

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

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

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.

Kurt Vile on Radio K today

Hello all. A pair of Twin Cities radio sessions is coming your way from our friend Kurt Vile, and you can listen to them no matter where you are through the magic of the internet. In just a few moments (around 1:45PM EST/12:45PM CST, to be not-very-exact), Mr. Vile will be live on the air on Radio K, which can be listened to at or at 770AM or 110.7FM on the radio dial if you live in beautiful snowy Minneapolis.


Yo La Tengo on NPR’s World Cafe today

(photo by Laura Jane Brubaker)

Last month, Yo La Tengo played before a packed, rapturous house at Philadelphia’s World Cafe Live as part of WXPN’s Free At Noon series. As is their custom, the good folks at WXPN have taken the recording of that show and turned it into a segment for their popular syndicated World Cafe program. The show airs today at 2:00PM EST, and can be enjoyed at the WXPN website, or on your local NPR affiliate as seen on World Cafe’s website, or listen to the audio stream on NPR’s site when it’s posted later today. If you live in Philadelphia, it’s a little less complicated: just tune in at 88.5FM.

P.S. Have you purchased Yo La Tengo’s majestic new album, Fade, yet? You really should.

A.C. Newman on NPR’s World Cafe today

(photo by Noah Kalina)

During his last jaunt across these United States, A.C. Newman swung by Philadelphia’s WXPN to record a session for the World Cafe program. The fruits of that session will finally be yours to enjoy today at 2:00PM EST. If you would like to partake of said fruits, click on over to the WXPN website, or check World Cafe’s website to see if one of the over 200 stations that airs the show is in your neck of the woods, OR listen to the audio stream on NPR’s site later in the day, OR if you live in the lovely city of Philadelphia you can tune in at 88.5FM.

Mr. Newman’s most recent album, Shut Down The Streets, is available for a variety of reasonable prices on a variety of equally reasonable formats on our webstore.

Iceage live on KEXP today

This past weekend, New Yorkers were privileged to have the opportunity to see not one but two Iceage shows, and before the band heads back to Denmark they’ll be playing one more time in the form of a live session for the listeners of Seattle’s KEXP. Please join them at 12:00 noon EST/9:00AM PST as they bring both the noise and the ruckus to John Richards’s Morning Show. If you’re in Seattle, you can tune in at 90.3FM, while others can listen online at

If you like what yu hear, please consider pre-ordering Iceage’s Matador debut, You’re Nothing, at our online store; not only is it 15% off, but you also get a poster and a flag.

Yo La Tengo takes Seattle, performs live on KEXP and at Easy Street


Fade release week rolls on as Yo La Tengo, fresh from yesterday’s triumphant (and packed) Amoeba in-store in LA, hits the Pacific Northwest in suitably grand style. If you’re savvy enough to own either a radio OR a computer, you can check out an exclusive live set from Georgia, Ira and James on Seattle’s KEXP, after which Ira will be sticking around to guest DJ with host Kevin Cole. It all goes down starting at 6pm EST/3pm PST at 90.3FM and

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE. If you find yourself in Seattle today, it would behoove you to make your way to the soon-to-shutter Queen Anne location of Easy Street Records, which Yo La Tengo will be sending off with the store’s final in- store performance ever at 7pm. This is sure to be a rip-roaring farewell so don’t be the one to have to tell your grandkids you missed it because I promise they will never forgive you.

Listen to Yo La Tengo live today on WXPN’s Free At Noon

photo by Carlie Armstrong

Watchers of this space most likely already know that Yo La Tengo’s new album, Fade, is out in just a few short days (and is available for pre-order here). What you may not know is that TODAY, January 11, as part of WXPN’s aptly-named Free At Noon concert series, Georgia, Ira & James will be taking the stage to perform for the citizens of Philadelphia at World Cafe Live. Don’t live in Philly? Have to work? You’re in luck, because there is a plethora of ways to hear the show live as it happens on the radio and the internet, to wit:

WXPN Philadelphia (88.5 FM, 88.7 FM in York/Lancaster, Harrisburg at 99.7 FM, in the Lehigh Valley at 104.9 FM)
KUT in Austin, Texas (90.5)
WBFO in Buffalo, NY (88.7 FM)
WITH in Ithaca, NY (90.1 FM)
WRUR in Rochester, NY (88.5 FM)
WKHS Worton/Baltimore, MD (90.5 FM)
Vermont Public Radio

and streaming online on and

You’re all out of excuses, then. Bat For Lashes opens the show at noon EST, followed by Yo La Tengo right after.

And don’t forget, Yo La Tengo have a huge world tour beginning later in January. All dates, as well as info on their free west coast  in-store tour after the jump.

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Ceremony live on KEXP today

Dear friends: Ceremony is currently on tour with Titus Andronicus. Tonight they play in Seattle, WA, at Neumo’s. This afternoon, they play live on Seattle radio institution KEXP at 6:00PM EST/3:00PM PST. If you happen to live in Seattle, you can listen at 90.3FM. If you live anywhere in this crazy world, you can listen at No RSVP required. BYOB.

Ceremony’s remaining tour dates await you below:

Wed-Nov-14 Seattle, WA Neumo’s†
Thu-Nov-15 Vancouver, BC Biltmore Cabaret†
Sat-Nov-17 Boise, ID The Crux† (early, all ages)
Sat-Nov-17 Boise, ID Neurolux† (late, 21+)
Mon-Nov-19 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge†
Tue-Nov-20 Lawrence, KS Jackpot†
Wed-Nov-21 Omaha, NE Sokol Underground†
Thu-Nov-22 Minneapolis, MN 7th St Entry†
Fri-Nov-23 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall†
Sat-Nov-24 Madison, WI The Frequency†
Sun-Nov-25 Chicago, IL Metro†
Mon-Nov-26 Detroit, MI Majestic†
Tue-Nov-27 Toronto, ON Lee’s Palace†
Wed-Nov-28 Montreal, QC Il Motore†
Thu-Nov-29 Burlington, VT Higher Ground Lounge†
Fri-Nov-30 Boston, MA The Sinclair†
Sat-Dec-01 Hoboken, NJ Maxwell’s†
Sun-Dec-02 New York, NY Webster Hall†
Mon-Dec-03 Allentown, PA Maingate Nightclub
† with Titus Andronicus

Purchase Ceremony’s still red-hot 2012 release, Zoo, at the Matastore.

A.C. Newman on The Current tomorrow morning

That’s right, everyone: you too can start your Friday morning off right with an A.C. Newman live session on Twin Cities radio titan The Current. I doubt they’ll Shut Down The Streets for it, but it’s sure to be pretty special nonetheless. The session airs at 8:30AM EDT/7:30AM CDT; listen at 89.3FM in Minneapolis and/or St. Paul, or listen online by clicking here.

Be sure to catch A.C. Newman in St. Paul TONIGHT at the Turf Club, or at one of the other dates below:

Thursday 01 – St. Paul, MN – Turf Club
Friday 02 – Winnipef, MB – West End Cultural Center
Saturday 03 – Saskatoon, SK – Amigo’s
Monday 05 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
Tuesday 06 – Calgary, AB – The Republik
Thursday 08 – Vacouver, BC – The Biltmore Cabaret
Friday 09 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
Saturday 10 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
Monday 12 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
Tuesday 13 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echoplex
Wednesday 14 – San Diego, CA – The Casbah

Tanlines live on Sirius XMU tonight, and this week

Sirius XM subscribers should make sure they’re tuned into XMU (channel 35) tonight at 9:00PM EDT to be assured of catching the premiere of an all-new session by Tanlines. If it’s not possible to do so (I get it, we’re all busy people), please be advised that the session will also air three more times this week:

Thursday, 11/1 at 4:00PM EDT
Friday, 11/2 at 9:00AM EDT
Sunday, 11/4 at 12:00 noon EDT

Go forth and listen.

Paul Banks on Sirius XMU this week

(photo by Helena Christensen)

Paul Banks lovers with subscriptions to the popular Sirius XM satellite radio platform have multiple chances this week to hear a very special live performance of songs from his just-released solo album, Banks. The session premieres tonight at 9:00PM EDT on Sirius XMU (channel 35), and re-airs at the following times on the following dates:

Thursday, 10/25 at 4:00PM EDT
Friday, 10/26 at 9:00AM EDT
Sunday, 10/28 at 12:00 noon EDT

Now that you have no excuse not to check out Paul on Sirius XMU, allow me to remind you that you have no excuse to miss Paul and his band if you live in one of the cities below.

Saturday 03 – Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Fest
Friday 09 – Washington, DC – The Howard Theater
Saturday 10 – Philadelphia, PA – The Trocadero
Tuesday 13 – New York, NY – Studio @ Webster Hall
Thursday 29 – Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues (Las Vegas)
Friday 30 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory

Saturday 01 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
Monday 03 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues San Diego
Wednesday 05 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theater


A.C. Newman on WFMU’s Cherry Blossom Clinic tomorrow

I’m not generally in the business of imploring people, but I’ll make an exception just this once to implore you to tune in to tomorrow’s installment of The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T. for a live session by Woodstock, NY’s favorite Canadian songsmith, A.C. Newman. Mr. Newman and his band will be performing songs from his most recent album, the just-released Shut Down The Streets. Set your controls for 91.1FM or to listen in.

Purchase your very own copy of Shut Down The Streets at the Matastore.

See it live in the following cities:

10/21 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace (Exclaim! 20th Anniversary Concert Series)
10/22 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
10/23 – Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
10/24 – Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell’s
10/25 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
10/26 – Washington DC @ Black Cat
10/27 – Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall
10/28 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
10/29 – St. Louis, MO @ Duck Room at Blueberry Hill
10/30 – Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle
11/1 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
11/2 – Winnipeg, Canada @ West End Cultural Centre
11/5 – Edmonton, Canada @ Starlite Room
11/6 – Calgary, Canada @ The Republik
11/8 – Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore Cabaret (Exclaim! 20th Anniversary Concert Series)*
11/9 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile*
11/10 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge*
11/12 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent*
11/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echoplex*
11/14 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah*

*with special guest Harriet

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Perfume Genius live on Radio K today

Perfume Genius kicks off his fall tour today in Minneapolis, not just with his show tonight at Fine Line Music Cafe, but with a live instudio performance at the venerable Radio K. The set starts at 4:00PM EDT/3:00PM CDT, and can be listened to in a variety of ways. Those of you who inhabit the Twin Cities can tune in at 100.7FM, 104.5FM, or 770AM, and listeners worldwide can listen in at

Perfume Genius Fall 2012 Tour

(Dusted supports on all dates, except for 10/20 & 10/21 with Bowerbirds)

Tue October 2 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Cafe
Wed October 3 – Chicago, IL – Logan Square Auditorium
Fri October 5 – Toronto, ON – 918 Bathurst Space
Sat October 6 – Montreal, QC – Il Motore
Sun October 7 – Somerville, MA – Johnny D’s
Mon October 8 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
Tue October 9 – New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge
Thu October 11 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
Fri October 12 – Washington, DC – The Hamilton
Sat October 13 – Carrboro, NC – The ArtsCenter
Mon October 15 – Nashville, TN – The High Watt
Wed October 17 – Fort Worth, TX – Fort Worth Modern Art Museum
Thu October 18 – Austin, TX – Central Presbyterian Church
Sat October 20 – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
Sun October 21 – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress
Mon October 22 – San Diego, CA – Irenic
Tue October 23 – Los Angeles, CA – The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood
Wed October 24 – San Francisco, CA – Swedish American Hall
Fri October 26 – Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater

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Lee Ranaldo on WNYU today

Today on WNYU’s New Afternoon Show, Lee Ranaldo plays a solo set of songs from Between The Times And The Tides before taking the stage with his band to open for Wilco in Prospect Park. Tune in from 4:00PM to 7:30PM at 89/1FM or on

Plenty of dates remaining to catch Lee and company live, as seen below:

Tue, July 24 – Brooklyn, NY – Celebrate Brooklyn @ Prospect Park*
Fri, July 27 – Hudson, NY – Basillia Hudson
Sat, July 28 – Cooperstown, NY – Brewery Ommegang*
Sun, July 29 – Essex Junction, VT – Midway Lawn @ Champlain Valley Expo*
Mon, July 30 – Portland, ME – SPACE Gallery
Tue, July 31 – New London, CT – Hygenic Art Park
Wed, Aug 1 – Hartford, CT – Bushnell Theatre*
Fri, Aug 3 – Rochester, NY – Highland Bowl @ Highland Park*
Sat, Aug 4 – Columbus, OH – Lifestyle Communities Pavillion*

* = supporting Wilco


The Young live on KEXP today

The Young’s tour took them to Seattle last night, and they continue on to Portland today, but prior to that they’ll be paying a visit to the studios of our friends KEXP for a live session of high energy rock and roll, starting at 3:00PM EDT/noon PDT). If you’re in the path of their relentless march (as seen below), I suggest listening at 90.3FM or to prepare yourself for the onslaught.

Tour dates :
Thursday, July 12 – Portland, OR – the East End – Info
Friday, July 13 – Reno, NV – Holland Project – Info
Saturday, July 14 – Oakland, CA – 1-2-3-4 GO! Records – (with Spray Paint) – Info
Sunday, July 15 – San Francisco, CA – the Hemlock – Info
Monday, July 16 – Bakersfield, CA – Munoz Gym
Tuesday, July 17 – Los Angeles, CA – Origami Vinyl @ 5:15PM
– Info

Tuesday, July 17 – Los Angeles, CA – the Echo (with the Lamps and the Zig Zags) – Tickets
Wednesday, July 18 – San Diego, CA – M-Theory in-store @ 5:15PM
– Info

Wednesday, July 18 – San Diego, CA – the Casbah
Thursday, July 19 – Phoenix, AZ – the Meat Market
Friday, July 20 – Las Cruces, NM – the Train Yard

Dub Egg’, LP/CD and digital album, available from the Matador Store
The Young on Facebook

Ceremony on WFMU’s Cherry Blossom Clinic on Saturday, May 26

Attention Ceremony fans and the Ceremony-curious: if you’d love a chance to hear Rohnert Park’s favorite sons in the live environment but just haven’t been able to make it happen, you should make a point of tuning in to Terre T’s The Cherry Blossom Clinic this weekend on WFMU for a live set of furious, intense punk rock. It all starts at 3:00PM EDT, on 91.1FM in the NYC area or worldwide on

Once you’ve heard what they can do live in the studio, maybe you’d like to see them live at a venue?

Sunday, May 27 – Oakland, CA – The New Parish (with Big Kids, Gun Outfit)
Monday, May 28 – Santa Barbara, CA – Velvet Jones (with Royal Headache)
Tuesday, May 29 – Phoenix, AZ – Rhythm Room (with Royal Headache, Avon Ladies)
Wednesday, May 30 – Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad (with Royal Headache)
Thursday, May 31 – Oklahoma City, OK – Conservatory (with Screaming Females)

Friday, June 01 – Austin, TX – Beauty Ballroom (Chaos In Tejas with No Age, Screaming Females, The Young, Gun Outfit, Joyce Manor)
Sunday, June 03 – Austin, TX – The Mohawk (Chaos In Tejas with Moss Icon, Iceage, Give, Thou)
Monday, June 04 – Metairie, LA – The Cypress (with Cold World, Backtrack, Expire, Dead End Path)
Tuesday, June 05 – Gainesville, FL – The Backyard (with Screaming Females)
Wednesday, June 06 – Orlando, FL – Backbooth (with Screaming Females, Great Deceivers)
Thursday, June 07 – Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn (with Screaming Females)
Friday, June 08 – Belmont, NC – The Haunted Mill (with Screaming Females)
Saturday, June 09 – Washington, DC – St. Stephens Church (with Screaming Females)
Monday, June 11 – Wilkes-Barre, PA – Redwood Art Space (with Screaming Females)
Wednesday, June 13 – Hamden, CT – The Space (with Screaming Females)
Thursday, June 14 – Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw (Northside Fest with Screaming Females, Royal Headache, Magrudergrind)
Friday, June 15 – Buffalo, NY – The Funeral Home
Saturday, June 16 – Toronto, ON – Wrong Bar (NXNE with Killer Mike, Death Grips, Doldrums, Tra Tha Truth) 19+
Saturday, June 16 – Toronto, ON – Dundas Square (NXNE with The Flaming Lips, Soundtrack Of Our Lives, of Montreal, and more – free non-ticketed show)
Sunday, June 17 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop (with White Lung)
Monday, June 18 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge (with White Lung)
Tuesday, June 19 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry (with White Lung)
Wednesday, June 20 – Omaha, NE – The Sandbox (please note : Omaha venue change)(with White Lung)
Thursday, June 21 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theater (with White Lung)

Lee Ranaldo today in Bloomington: live on WFHB, Landlocked instore

Dear citizens of Bloomington, IN: Lee Ranaldo is in your town, and he is keeping himself busy. At 4:00PM EDT, Lee will be appearing on WFHB radio to play some songs and talk about his new record, Between The Times And The Tides. Following that, he’ll be playing and reading poetry at Landlocked Music at 6:00PM EDT.

Tune in to WFHB at 91.3FM, or listen online at Still a few chances to see Lee and band live, listed below.

22 Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre (with M. Ward)
31 Barcelona – Primavera –

2 Dudingen – Kilbi –
3 Paris – La Maroquinerie –
4 Antwerp – Trix –
6 London – Scala –
7 Leeds – Brudenell –
9 Porto – Primavera –


Lee Ranaldo on WNYC Soundcheck today

(photo by Frey Ranaldo)

In the midst of a US tour, Lee Ranaldo is going to the WNYC studios in New York to perform songs from his new album, Between The Times And The Tides, for their popular WNYC Soundcheck show. Prior to performing, Lee and bandmate Steve Shelley will be talking to host John Schaefer about their experiences recording with legendary BBC DJ John Peel as part of little-known noise-rock ensemble Sonic Youth.

There is a multidude of ways to listen to WNYC Soundcheck, detailed below:

NEW YORK: live at 2:00PM on 93.9 FM WNYC. Show repeats at 10 pm.
DETROIT: live at 2:00PM EDT on 101.9 FM WDET. Show repeats at 10 pm.
U.S.: live at 2:00PM EDT on Sirius XM channel 121.
Worldwide: live at 2:00PM EDT on and

There are myriad ways to catch Lee on tour on the following days in the following cities (all US dates supporting M. Ward except those marked*):

11 New York, NY – Webster Hall
12 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer – on sale now
13 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club – on sale now
15 Durham, NC – Duke Performances
16 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre – on sale now
17 Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre – on sale now
18 Nashville TN – Mercy Lounge*
19 Louisville KY – Zanzabar*
20 Nelsonville OH – Nelsonville Music Festival*
22 Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre
31 Barcelona – Primavera –

2 Dudingen – Kilbi –
3 Paris – La Maroquinerie –
4 Antwerp – Trix –
6 London – Scala –
7 Leeds – Brudenell –
9 Porto – Primavera –

There is a plethora of formats on which to buy Between The Times And The Tides (okay, four formats).

Today on KEXP: Ceremony early, Tanlines late (update: later than expected), good times forever

UPDATE: Tanlines will now be playing live TOMORROW, April 25, at 3:00PM EDT/noon PDT.

Dear faithful radio listener,

Today on Seattle’s KEXP, available on the radio dial at 90.3FM or online at, we have a dynamic duo of artists performing for your edification and enlightenment.

In just under half an hour, Rohnert Park, CA’s Ceremony, fresh off opening for Refused and playing an UNPRECEDENTED 16+ show at Mercury Lounge last night, will be rocking and rolling the airwaves with soothing sounds from their latest opus, Zoo (available for purchase here). Tune in at 12:30PM EDT/9:30AM PDT.


Later today, at 4:30PM EDT/1:30PM PDT, Tanlines, who did not open for Refused last night but surely would have killed it if they had, will be performing live in the KEXP studios. Due to border issues (thanks a lot, Canada), Tanlines must needs reschedule their KEXP session. They will now take to the live airwaves tomorrow, April 25, at 3:00PM EDT/noon PDT. Their new album is called Mixed Emotions, the video for the song “All Of Me” is above, and you should make a point of purchasing the former and enjoying the latter.

There are a few more chances to catch Tanlines on tour, don’t sleep:

4/24/12 Seattle, WA @ Barboza
4/25/12 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
4/27/12 San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
4/29/12 San Diego, CA @ Casbah
4/30/12 Los Angeles, CA @ Echo