Matmos – Two NYC Shows This Saturday

While we’re smack in the middle of planning for the new Matmos LP/CD ‘Supreme Ballon’ (yesterday’s marketing meeting was a doozy — especially the pronounciation debate over “mobile”), Drew and Martin will be in New York this weekend, presenting two shows at The Stone (Avenue C and 2nd Street) on Saturday night at 8 and 10pm.

Matmos will be performing their version of Robert Ashley‘s ‘Perfect Lives’ along with additional material. Tickes are $10 (half price for students between the ages of 13 and 19) and are not available in advance.

The Cave Singers – New North American Dates

In addition to a European jaunt with Band Of Horses that starts tomorrow in Glasgow, The Cave Singers have confirmed the following shows in support of their Plug Award nominated ‘Invitation Songs’ LP/CD. The big rooms are w/ Death Cab, the small rooms, well, without Death Cab.  More summer festivals will be announced soon.

Fri 04/18/08 -Bremerton, WA @ Admiral Theatre*
Sat 04/19/08- Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theatre*
Mon 04/21/08 -Arcata, CA @ Humboldt State University – Van Duzer Theatre*
Tue 04/22/08 – Davis, CA @ UC Davis – Freeborn Hall*
Wed 04/23/08 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore*
Sat 04/26/08  – Milwaukee WI @ Mad Planet
Sun 04/27/08 – Chicago IL @ Schubas
Mon 04/28/08 – Cleveland OH @ Grog Shop
Wed 04/30/08 – Toronto ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
Thu 05/01/08  – Montreal QC @ Casa Del Popolo
Fri 05/02/08  -Ottawa ON @ Zaphods
Sat 05/03/08  – Portland ME @ Space Gallery
Sun 05/04/08 – Boston MA @ Middle East Upstairs
Mon 05/05/08  Brooklyn NY @ Union Hall
Tue 05/06/08 – New York NY @ Mercury Lounge
Wed 05/07/08 – Philadelphia PA @ North Star
Thu 05/08/08 – Washington DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
Fri 05/09/08 – Chapel Hill NC @ Local 506
Sun 05/11/08 – Atlanta GA @ The Earl
Tue 05/13/08 – Baton Rouge LA @ Spanish Moon
Wed 05/14/08 – Houston TX @ Walter’s on Washington
Thu 05/15/08 – Austin TX @ The Mohawk
Sat 05/17/08   – Phoenix AZ @ Modified
Wed 05/21/08 – Los Angeles CA @ The Echo
Thu 05/22/08 – San Francisco CA @ The Independent
Sat 05/24/08 -Portland OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
Sat 08/02/08  0 Portland OR @ Pickathon Roots Music Festival

* – supporting Death Cab For Cutie

Newly Confirmed Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues Dates In Portugal, Spain, France and England


(as seen on BBC 2’s “Later…With Jools Holland”)

26 Lisbon Coliseum
28 Porto Coliseum
30 Barcelona Primavera Sound Festival

01 Paris-Olympia
08 London Hammersmith Apollo
09 Bristol-Colston *
10 Birmingham-Academy *
11 Manchester-Academy *

* – tickets go sale Wednesday, 20 February.

You can hear Cat Power on WXPN‘s “World Cafe” this coming March 6 (2pm eastern standard time), preceeded by an appearance on NBC’s “Tonight Show with Jay Leno” on Thursday, February 28.

Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues, New Confirmed Dates

(Tickets for the North America shows below are on sale tomorrow — we don’t have the presale link yet, but we’ll put it up later today when we do – thanks)

April10-Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
11-Seattle, WA @ Showbox
12-Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theater
13-Portland, OR @ Roseland
15-San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre
16-San Diego, CA @ 4th & B
17-Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
19-Dallas, TX @ Palladium Ballroom
20-Austin, TX @ Stubb’s
22-Houston, TX @ Warehouse
23-Mexico City, MEXICO @ Lunario

(tickets for all of the above, Mexico City excepted)

8 – London, Hammersmith Apollo (tickets on sale now)

New Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks US Dates

(Stephen & Joanna, visibly annoyed that someone has ignored a venue edict against air horns.  pic taken from touchmyichi’s Flickr page)

People of Texas, New Mexico, Central California and Western Canada — we have heard your cry.  Or Stephen’s booking agent has. Either way, you’re in for some kinda show.

4/20/08 Austin, TX La Zona Rosa ^
4/21/08 Dallas, TX Granada Theatre ^
4/23/08 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad ^
4/28/08 Sacramento, CA Harlow’s ^
5/3/08 Vancouver, BC Richards on Richards ^

^ – support from The Joggers

As announced earlier, Stephen & The Jicks will also hit the following places and faces starting in mid March ;

3/19/08 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue #
3/20/08 Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theater #
3/21/08 Chicago, IL The Vic Theatre #
3/22/08 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue #
3/23/08 Newport, KY Southgate House #
3/25/08 Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge #
3/26/08 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse #
3/28/08 Washington, DC 9:30 Club #
3/29/08 Philadelphia, PA The Fillmore at the TLA #
3/31/08 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom #
4/1/08 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom #
4/2/08 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg #
4/3/08 Boston, MA Paradise #
4/4/08 North Adams, MA Mass. Museum of Contemporary Art #

# – support by John Vanderslice

New Jay Reatard U.S. and Australian dates

(pic taken from Jimmybuttons’ Flickr page)

We’ll be releasing details about Jay Reatard‘s first 7″ for Matador very soon. Until then, here’s a bunch of forthcoming shows.

Feb 22 – Reggie’s Rock Club Chicago, Illinois
Mar 7 – E Brunswick Club Melbourne
Mar 8 – Club Phoenix Brisbane
Mar 9 – Meredith Golden Plains Festival Meredith
Mar 10 – The Tote Melbourne
Mar 27 – Rialto Theater ** Tucson, Arizona
Mar 28 – Marquee Theater ** Tempe, Arizona
Mar 29 – House of Blues ** San Diego, California
Mar 30 – The Glasshouse ** Pomona, California
Apr 1 – Wiltern Theater ** Los Angeles, California
Apr 2 – Warfield Theater ** San Francisco, California
Apr 4 – Crystal Ballroom ** Portland, Oregon
Apr 5 – The Showbox ** Seattle, Washington
Apr 6 – Commadore Ballroom ** Vancouver, British Columbia
Apr 9 – Ogden Theater ** Denver, Colorado
Apr 11 – First Avenue ** Minneapolis, Minnesota
Apr 12 – Riviera Theater ** Chicago, Illinois
Apr 13 – The Vogue ** Indianapolis, Indiana
Apr 15 – Royal Oak Theater ** Royal Oak, Michigan
Apr 22 – Europa, Brooklyn, NYC

(** – with The Black Keys)

Jay will be playing multiple times during SXSW and as soon as we know the times/dates (ie. we read them on Brooklyn Vegan), we’ll certainly share the news.

Tickets for the April 22 show at Europa are available here.

The New Pornographers – April North American Dates, On Sale Tomorrow

were one of us not a blessed MySpace pal of The New Pornographers, there’s no telling how late we’d be forwarding the following :

The New Pornographers are pleased to announce their upcoming Spring US tour with special guests Okkervil River!

A limited number of tickets have been held for New Pornographer fans and will be available through an exclusive presale that begins Saturday, February 2nd at 12 PM Local Time! By buying tickets through our presale, you’ll be able to get your tickets before anyone else AND save some money on service charges.

CLICK HERE to buy presale tickets!

Tour Dates:

Apr 9: Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
Apr 10: Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot Ballroom
Apr 11: Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
Apr 12: Munhall, PA @ Carnegie Music Hall in Homestead
Apr 13: Ithaca, NY @ The State Theater of Ithaca
Apr 14: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Apr 16: Richmond, VA @ Toad’s Place
Apr 17: Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre
Apr 18: Nashville, TN @ The Cannery
Apr 19: St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
Apr 20: Chicago, IL @ Riviera
Apr 21: Madison, WI @ Orpheum
Apr 22: Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom

Shearwater’s Jonathan Meiburg Solo Tour

We’re pretty close to dropping all sorts of enticing details about the forthcoming Shearwater LP/CD ‘Rook’, but for today at least, we’ll merely let you know Jonathan Meiburg is supporting Bill Callahan in the following hamlets throughout the South and Southwest :

15-Beaumont, TX @ Vortex
16-Baton Rouge, LA @ Chelsea’s Cafe
17-New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jack’s
18-Hattiesburg, MS @ Thirsty Hippo
19-Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder
20-Gainsville, FL @ Common Grounds
22-St Augustine, FL @ Cafe Eleven
23-Mt Pleasant, SC @ Village Tavern
24- Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
25-Atlanta, GA @ Red Light Cafe
26-Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree
28-Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone
29-St Louis, MO @ Blueberry Hill

1-Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Saloon
2-Tulsa, OK @ Continental Club
4- Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
6-Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room
7-Tucson, AZ @ Plush
8-El Paso, TX @ Zeppelin’s Underground

The Cave Singers – 2008 European Tour

(photograph by Jenny Jimenez, taken from KEXP’s Flicker page)

all dates supporting Band Of Horses

20/02/08 : The Button Factory – Dublin (EIR)
21/02/08 : ABC – Glasgow (UK)
23/02/08 : Academy – Birmingham (UK)
24/02/08 : Academy – Brighton (UK)
25/02/08 : Thekla – Bristol (UK)
27/02/08 : Bush Hall – London (UK)
28/02/08 : La Maroquinerie – Paris (F)
29/02/08 : Gebaude 9 – Köln (D)
01/03/08 : Paradiso – Amsterdam (NL)
02/03/08 : Knust – Hamburg (D)
04/03/08 : Vega – Kopenhagen (DK)
05/03/08 : Sticky Fingers – Gothenburg (S)
06/03/08 : Debaser – Stockholm (S)
07/03/08 : Rockefeller – Oslo (N)
08/03/08 : Folken – Stavenger (N)
10/03/08 : Columbia club – Berlin (D)
11/03/08 : Mousouturn – Frankfurt (D)
12/03/08 : Garage – Milan (I)
13/03/08 : Abart – Zurich (CH)
14/03/08 : Le Romandie – Lausanne (CH)
15/03/08 : Botanique – Brussel (B)

Jennifer O’Connor – Forthcoming Solo Dates

Prior to hitting the studio in March, Jennifer O’Connor has the following shows confirmed.  She’d love to see you there and so would we – and we’ve got closed circuit cameras installed in most of the venues, so that old trick of “I was standing in the back” isn’t going to work this time.

Jan 12 – Big Orbit’s Soundlab, Buffalo NY (with Jax DeLuca)
Jan 18 – Black Cat, Washington DC
Jan 19 – World Cafe Downstairs, Philadelphia, PA
Feb 2 – Paradise, Boston MA
Feb 7 – The Independent, San Francisco CA
Feb 8 – Troubador, Los Angeles CA
Feb 9 – The Coach House, San Juan Capistrano, CA
Feb 10 – Belly Up’s Tavern, San Diego CA

1/18-2/10 are supporting Rhett Miller.  In addition, Ms. O’Connor will be playing the Love Hangover show at Pete’s Candy Shop on February 15 with Amy Bezunartea

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – Confirmed US Dates

…with more shows to come in April.

19-Minneapolis @ First Avenue
20-Milwaukee @ Pabst Theater
21-Chicago @ Vic Theatre
22-Indianapolis IN @ Vogue Theater
23-Newport KY @ Southgate House
25-Nashville @ Mercy Lounge
26-Atlanta @ Variety Playhouse
28-Washington DC @ 9:30 Club
29-Philadelphia @ Fillmore
31-New York @ Bowery

2-Brooklyn NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
3-Boston@ Paradise Rock Club
4-North Adams MA @ MASS MoCA

“Baltimore” (mp3, taken from the forthcoming CD/LP ‘Real Emotional Trash’)

(UPDATE – sorry. It turns out the Philly and DC dates aren’t yet confirmed. When and if they’re finalized, we’ll be posting something to that effect.  Apologies for the confusion).

Dead Meadow – New US Tour Dates

(live at Little Radio’s Christmas bash, pic taken from Countess Of Maybe‘s Flickr page)

We’ll interrupt recipe corner for a minute to announce the following Dead Meadow dates, all designed to call attention to the pending release of their ‘Old Growth’ opus. CD + ticket bundles are still available for the January 16 show in NYC, but they’re going fast.

Jan 16 2008 9:00P Bowery Ballroom New York, New York
Feb 5 2008 8:00P Echoplex Los Angeles
Feb 6 2008 8:00P The Casbah San Diego
Feb 7 2008 8:00P Solar Culture Gallery Tucson
Feb 10 2008 8:00P Emo’s Jr., Austin, Texas
Feb 12 2008 8:00P The Opolis Norman, Oklahoma
Feb 13 2008 8:00P The Mink Houston, Texas
Feb 15 2008 8:00P One Eyed Jacks New Orleans, Louisiana
Feb 16 2008 8:00P Jack Rabbits Jacksonville, Florida
Feb 17 2008 8:00P The Social Orlando, Florida
Feb 18 2008 8:00P The Earl Atlanta, Georgia
Feb 19 2008 8:00P Tasty World Athens, Georgia
Feb 21 2008 8:00P The Grey Eagle Asheville, North Carolina
Feb 22 2008 8:00P The Pilot Light Knoxville, Tennessee
Feb 23 2008 8:00P The Soapbox Laundrolounge Wilmington, North Carolina
Feb 27 2008 8:00P Johnny Brenda’s Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

“What Needs Must Be” – from ‘Old Growth’ (mp3)

Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues – ’08 North American Dates On Sale Tomorrow

Click on the venue names for online ticket sales — the fun starts at 10am, Wednesday, 12/19.

February – 2008

6-NYC @ Terminal 5
7-Boston @ Orpheum Theatre
8-Philadelphia @ Starlight Ballroom
9-Toronto @ Kool Haus
10-Chicago @ Vic Theatre
11-Minneapolis @ First Avenue

Mission Of Burma’s mission for Burma

(left to right : Roger Miller, Bob Weston, Clint Conley. Not shown : Peter Prescott, shaking down audience members for further donations. photo by Sheri Hausey.

From our friends at Fenway Recordings :

Mission of Burma has teamed up with the US Campaign for Burma to put on a benefit concert for Burma on Jan 20th, with their friends The Neighborhoods and The In Out. The night will also include slides, images, video projection, and speakers about and from Burma.

It’s all happening on January 20 at Allston, MA’s Great Scott, and you can find tickets here.

New Yo La Tengo ‘Freewheeling’ US Dates In January

(pic from Brad Searles’ Flickr page)

There wasn’t a tour nearly as daring, funny or stimulating in 2007 as The Freewheeling Yo La Tengo. And I should know. I’ve seen EVERY TOURING ACT THIS YEAR. Including the reunited Channel 3 (who really shouldn’t have bothered). Lucky for you, Yo La Tengo’s love for this great nation extends to the following cities as The Freewheeling tour continues into 2008 :

1/9 – Charlottesville VA at the Satellite Ballroom
1/10 – Carrboro NC at Carrboro Arts Center
1/11 – Charlotte NC at the Visulite
1/12 – Atlanta GA at the Variety
1/14 – Athens GA at Melting Point (first show in Athens since early 2003, pre-Summer Sun)
1/15 – Birmingham AL at the Workplay
1/16 – Louisville KY at the 930 Listening Room
1/17 – Nashville TN at the Belcourt
1/18 – Memphis TN at Gibson Lounge
1/19 – Springfield, MO at the Randy Bacon Gallery

Kurt Wagner supports on all dates

Dead Meadow – ‘Old Growth’ NYC Gig + Early CD Scheme Unveiled

The band formerly and well currently known as Dead Meadow may not have a fancy symbol. One that can be disturbingly transformed into a guitar and used with a simple silhouette effect to make people cringe nationwide. Well, we’d listen to arguments that an Orange Amp perfectly symbolizes Dead Meadow. Ahhh, such a robust, and psychedelic sound. What that has to do with the Super Bowl or Prince admittedly isn’t clear to even us. So with all due respect to the man from Minneapolis and football fans far and wide, we’ll get to the point. Think of this as a sort of touchdown + two point conversion, within a rock context of course.

Dead Meadow will be playing a special show at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City on Wed, Jan 16th, 2008 to celebrate the release of their new album ‘Old Growth’ (out 2/5/08). So excited to get it out, the band is willing to give anyone who attends the opportunity to pick it up a whole 3 weeks early. For $25 anyone looking to get their hands on Old Growth can purchase a ticket to Dead Meadow’s Jan 16th show + their new CD. One great price, 2 great Dead Meadow experiences. Sorry, those searching for vinyl you’ll have to wait for the proper street date — this offer applies to CDs only. Now you can purchase this package deal through Matador’s online store, the Bowery Ballroom or in person at Other Music (15 East 4th Street between Broadway and Lafayette, NYC). However, you’ll not receive the album at the time of purchase but instead, the night of the gig (1/16/08). You’ll just need to swing by the merch table at the Bowery, present your receipt to our sales person and they’ll hand over your Dead Meadow goods. Very important, no receipt, no CD, no exceptions.

Here’s a further selection from what we’re pretty confident will be one of 2008’s most exciting releases :

“What Needs Must Be” – from ‘Old Growth’ (mp3)