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VIDEO : Lee Ranaldo – “Angles”

By Gerard on Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

(studio version found on ‘Between The Time & The Tides’ ; shot on the streets of Stoa Eboron for “Stray Songs”, a series of web videos featuring bands and musicians playing live in the city of Athens).

Lee Ranaldo – Solo Acoustic Dates In Europe

By Gerard on Monday, September 8th, 2014

From Lee :

“While the members of The Dust are scattered to the four winds for a little while, I’m undertaking a solo acoustic tour in Europe. The plan is to play selections from the two albums, some covers and hopefully some of the new songs I’m currently working on, and to play them as most of them originated – on acoustic guitars, in stripped down style. Guitar and voice, little or no fuzz. Anyway that’s the plan right now, this will be a further ‘acoustic experiment’ for me. We’ve sought out small capacity, intimate venues with good acoustics for these shows. Hope to see some of you along the way.”

Oct 18 PT Lisbon – St George Church Lisbon – ZDB show
Oct 19 PT Braga – Salão Medieval da Reitoria da UM – GNRation show
Oct 23 UK London – Café Oto
Oct 24 IR Dublin – Bello Bar
Oct 25 IR Waterford – St Patrick’s United Church
Oct 27 GR Athens – Ls Parnas
Oct 28 IT Milano – Biko
Oct 29 IT Roma – Chiesa Evangelica Metodista
Oct 30 FR Vendôme – Rockomotives Festival / Chapelle St Jacques
Oct 31 FR Nantes – Soy Festival / Le Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne
Nov 1 FR Toulouse – Les Abattoirs
Nov 2 FR Grenoble Le Ciel
Nov 3 MC Monaco Villa Paloma at NMNM

VIDEO : Lee Ranaldo & The Dust – In Session at KEXP

By Gerard on Friday, January 31st, 2014

from December 8, 2013, footage courtesy KEXP.org

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Lee Ranaldo & The Dust – Scandinavian Tour

By Judge on Tuesday, January 21st, 2014


Lee Ranaldo, swiped from his Instagram, photo credit – Leah Singer

Lee and The Dust are back on the road this year, this time taking in a tour of Scandinavia. Tickets on sale now:

LEE RANALDO AND THE DUST
03/04/2014    DK    Copenhagen – Vega / TicketsFB Event
04/04/2014    DK    Aalborg – 1000Fryd /
05/04/2014    NO    Oslo – BLÅ / TicketsFB Event
06/04/2014    NO    Bergen – Landmark / Tickets
07/04/2014    NO    Stavanger – Folken / Ticket
08/04/2014    SWE    Stockholm – Kägelbanan – Södra Teatern / Tickets
09/04/2014    FIN    Helsinki – Tavastia / TicketsFB Event

And if you haven’t checked it out yet, here’s the Late Descent #2 video:

Lee Ranaldo & The Dust – in session today on WFMU, 3pm

By Gerard on Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Lee Ranaldo & The Dust — confusingly enough, shown above performing at another radio station a few months ago — can be heard today on Brian Turner’s WFMU program from a session recorded this past Saturday afternoon in beautiful Jersey City.

Lee Ranaldo and The Dust on Conan tonight!

By Nils on Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Lee Ranaldo and The Dust will be performing “Lecce, Leaving”Rolling Stone’s #99 Song Of The Year, from their album Last Night On Earth – on Conan tonight! Also appearing on the show is The Sexiest Man Alive, Tim Conway (humor is sexy, people!), and a nice man named Adam Levine. Conan airs on TBS at 11:00pm.
photo by Markus Thorsen

Lee Ranaldo San Francisco Guitar Clinic

By Michael on Thursday, December 5th, 2013

After the success of Lee Ranaldo’s first ever Guitar Clinic held over here in NYC, Lee will be hosting a second installation at the venerable Amoeba Music San Francisco.

So on Wednesday December 11 at 5pm, head on over to 1855 Haight Street and get yourself schooled by a true master of his trade. And make sure you grab a copy of the new album Last Night On Earth.

 

And Be Sure Catch Lee And The Dust On Tour Now

Fri Dec 06 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
Sat Dec 07 – Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret
Sun Dec 08 – Seattle, WA – Barboza
Tue Dec 10 – San Jose, CA – The Blank Club
Wed Dec 11 – San Francisco – Amoeba Music Free All Ages Guitar Clinic
Wed Dec 11 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
Fri Dec 13 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
Sat Dec 14 – San Diego, CA – The Casbah
Wed Jan 8 – Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle
Thurs Jan 9 – Hamden, CT – Spaceland Ballroom
Fri Jan 10 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
Sat Jan 11 – Brooklyn NY – The Bell House
Sat Jan 25 – Atlanta, GA – Red Bull Sound Select

 

Happy Lee Ranaldo + The Dust, DARKSIDE & Glasser release day

By Robby on Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

It’s a big day over here at Matador/True Panther HQ as we welcome new albums from Lee Ranaldo And The Dust, DARKSIDE & Glasser into the world.

Lee Ranaldo & The Dust – Last Night On Earth (Matador Records)

“Ranaldo sounds like he’s indeed having the best time of his life.” Tiny Mix Tapes

Get ‘Last Night On Earth’ at the Matador Store,iTunes, Amazon or at your favorite indie retailer. Lee Ranaldo & The Dust kick off a lengthy tour tonight in Hudson, NY – check out the dates here.  Tonight, the band’s session airs on WNYC Soundcheck at 9pm EDT on 93.9FM and WNYC.org

 

DARKSIDE – Psychic (Other People/Matador)

translucent and dense, electrified and organic, holding a form while constantly being prodded into new shapes.” Pitchfork (9.0 Best New Music)

Get ‘Psychic’ at the Matador Store, iTunes, Amazon and as Rough Trade’s Album of the Month. Don’t miss DARKSIDE at Pitchfork Paris & Mountain Oasis Festival.

 

Glasser – Interiors (True Panther Sounds)

Interiors is an expansive, fiercely intelligent investigative workClash

Get ‘Interiors’ at the True Panther Store, iTunes, Amazon or at your favorite indie retailer. This week, Glasser kicks off a pre-tour run of shows in LA (10/10), Toronto (10/13) and Brooklyn (10/15, True Panther CMJ showcase). All dates here -  see you out!

 

Coming October 8 : Lee Ranaldo & The Dust – ‘Last Night On Earth’ LP/CD/digital album

By Gerard on Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

photograph by John Von Pamer

“A solo record works best when you feel like you’re opening a window into somebody’s life, experiencing the things they’re going through or thinking about, places they’re seeing, through their eyes. At its best, you find a universality in it.”

– Lee Ranaldo

On October 8 (October 7 in the UK and Europe), Matador will be releasing ‘Last Night On Earth’,  the album from Sonic Youth founding member Lee Ranaldo and The Dust (drummer Steve Shelley, guitarist Alan Licht and bassist Tim Lüntzel). A more intense, expansive work than 2012′s ‘Between The Times & The Tides’,  ‘Last Night’  — while certainly darker in tone & lyrical content than its immediate predecessor, is the sort of dizzying electric guitar clinic that ranks amongst the best from any era.  After an exhaustive stretch of domestic and international touring (with more to come — see below) Lee & The Dust have formed a powerhouse unit, and we’re confident the results of these Echo Canyon West sessions will impress & inspire for months to come, if not far longer.  Here’s an initial sample in the album’s “Lecce, Leaving” :

(below : Lee discusses the album with WNYC “Soundcheck”‘s John Schaefer)

 

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Upcoming dates after the jump :
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New Lee Ranaldo and The Dust Tour Dates; Album Due In October

By Nils on Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Lee Ranaldo and The Dust will be touring the US and Canada this fall and winter in support of a new album to be released in October, the followup to 2012′s Between The Times and The Tides. The album will technically be the debut release from Lee Ranaldo and The Dust [Alan Licht, Steve Shelley, Tim Luntzel], reflecting its more band-oriented approach and sound. The first round of dates is below, more dates coming soon (including UK/Europe), and full album details will be released in August.

Check out Lee’s site, Facebook, and Twitter!

All US dates on sale this Friday, July 26.

Oct 8 — Hudson, NY — Club Helsinki

Oct 9 — Buffalo, NY — Tralf Music Hall

Oct 11 — Toronto, ON — Horseshoe Tavern

Oct 12 — Detroit, MI — Trinosophes

Oct 13 — Chicago, IL — The Empty Bottle

Oct 14 — Madison, WI — High Noon Saloon

Oct 15 — Minneapolis, MN — Triple Rock

Oct 17 — Iowa City, IA — Gabe’s

Oct 18 — Omaha, NE — The Waiting Room*

Oct 19 — Lawrence, KS — The Bottleneck*

Oct 20 — St. Louis, MO — The Firebird*

Oct 22 — Nashville, TN — Exit/Inn

Oct 23 — Asheville, NC — The Grey Eagle

Oct 25 — New York, NY — The Bell House

Dec 6 — Portland, OR — Doug Fir Lounge

Dec 7 — Vancouver, BC — Biltmore Cabaret

Dec 8 — Seattle, WA — Barboza

Dec 11 — San Francisco, CA — The Chapel

Dec 13 — Los Angeles, CA — The Echo

* = with Built To Spill

European dates – on sale at different times, please watch this space:

Sun 10-Nov-2013 NL GRONINGEN – VERA
Mon 11-Nov-2013 DE HAMBURG – KAMPNAGEL
Tue 12-Nov-2013 DE BERLIN – TBC
Wed 13-Nov-2013 DE COLOGNE – GEBAUDE 9
Thu 14-Nov-2013 FR METZ – acoustic show at le musée de la cour d’or
Fri 15-Nov-2013 FR METZ – CAVEAU DES TRINITAIRES – MUSIQUE VOLANTE FESTIVAL
Sun 17-Nov-2013 CH LAUSANNE – LE ROMANDIE
Mon 18-Nov-2013 FR FEYZIN – Epicerie Moderne
Wed 20-Nov-2013 FR VILLENEUVE D’ASQ – FESTIVAL TOUR DE CHAUFFE AT LA FERME D’EN HAUT
Thu 21-Nov-2013 UK LONDON – THE GARAGE
Fri 22-Nov-2013 UK CAMBER SANDS – ATP FESTIVAL at Camber Sands
Sat 23-Nov-2013 FR PARIS – Boulogne Billancourt BB MIX FESTIVAL
Mon 25-Nov-2013 FR POITIERS – CONFORT MODERNE
Tue 26-Nov-2013 FR TOURS – TEMPS MACHINE

Photo by Stefano Giovannini

Lee Ranaldo and The Dust – South American dates

By Robby on Thursday, June 27th, 2013

 

Good news! Lee Ranaldo & The Dust will make their way to South America in a few weeks.

 

July
Sunday  14  Sanitiago, CLEz OZ
Monday 15  Monteviedo, UY  La Trastienda
Tuesday  16  Buenos Aires,   AR   Teatro Vorteriz
Thursday18  Araraquara, BR   SESC Araquara
Friday19  Pompeia, BR   SESC Pompeia
Saturday  20  Pompeia, BR  SESC Pompeia
Tuesday 23   Pompeia, BR   SESC Pompeia
Wednesday 24   Pompeia, BR   SESC Pompeia
Sunday28   Guelph, ON   Hillside Festival
Tuesday30  Hoboken, NJ    Maxwell’s

photo lifted from PhotoCowbell‘s flickr

 

 

VIDEO : Lee Ranaldo – “Stranded”

By Gerard on Monday, October 22nd, 2012

the Lee Ranaldo Band arrived in Sydney Saturday to start a 5 show Australian tour that continues tonight at Melbourne’s Pure Pop Records. Said dates happen to coincide with the completition of the third video from Lee’s ‘Between The Times & The Tides’ LP/CD/digital album, “Stranded”, directed by Kelly Jeffrey.  It looks way more impressive here.

Monday, October 22 – Pure Pop Instore, Melbourne
Tuesday, October 23 – Text of Light, Melbourne Festival
Wednesday, October 24 – The Hi-Fi, Melbourne

Lee Ranaldo“Off The Wall” (mp3)

‘Between The Times & The Tides’ is available NOW the Matador Store.

 

Lee Ranaldown Under

By Josh Turner on Friday, August 31st, 2012

I should probably apologise to the human race for that horrendous attempt at ‘wit of the week’, but first and foremost, here are the details for Lee Ranaldo’s upcoming Australian tour.

Lee Ranaldo on WNYU today

By Hector on Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

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 wnyu.org.

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

 

Lee Ranaldo on tour, online, and on our mind

By Todd Netter on Monday, July 16th, 2012

Because the haze of summer dayz has taken hold, it’s time to remind everyone that Lee Ranaldo starts up an East Coast tour with Wilco tomorrow night at Wolf Trap in Virginia. This summer tour has Lee in NYC next week for a Celebrate Brooklyn show at Prospect Park and a spot on the line-up at WXPN’s XPoNential Festival in Philly (technically Camden), among a number of other shows listed below.

We’re also happy to be able to share with you a brand new Rolling Stone session that Lee did with his full band (Steve Shelley, Alan Licht, and Irwin Menken). It launched today, and it’s definitely worth checking out! CLICK HERE TO DO SO

Tue, July 17 – Vienna, VA – Wolf Trap*
Wed, July 18 – Vienna, VA – Wolf Trap*
Thu, July 19 – Charlottesville, VA – nTelos Wireless Pavillon*
Sat, July 21 – Camden, NJ – XPoNential Music Festival*
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

Important Festival News (For Those Who Mysteriously Fail To Read Other Music/News Sites)

By Gerard on Friday, July 13th, 2012

If you’re like us (and I suspect you are), YOU LOVE MUSIC FESTIVALS almost as much as you love freedom. And there’s so many that are close to our hearts.  Matador’s Lost Weekend.  Atlamont.  The Gathering Of The Juggalos.  The Cornerstone Festival.  I could go on, but you’ve probably got some illegal downloading to back to, so let’s cut to the chase. Transmission Entertainment’s 7th annual Fun Fun Fun Festival is happening in Austin, TX this coming November 2, 3 and 4, and we’re thrilled to find out at the last minute announce Tanlines, Fucked Up, Paul Banks and The Young are all taking part.

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Likewise,  ATP America’s “I’ll Be Your Mirror” weekender (September 21-23) has been moved from Asbury Park, NJ to the glamorous West Side of Manhattan.  The Lee Ranaldo Band and Chavez will be playing, along with a tremendous lineup of performers, none of whom are named Louis C.K.   They’ll all have their hands full measuring up to Richie Blackmore at California Jam (above) , but there’s no harm in trying.

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

By Hector on Monday, May 21st, 2012

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 wfhb.org. Still a few chances to see Lee and band live, listed below.

May
22 Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre (with M. Ward)
31 Barcelona – Primavera – http://www.primaverasound.com/

June
2 Dudingen – Kilbi – http://www.badbonn.ch/
3 Paris – La Maroquinerie – www.avosbillets.com
4 Antwerp – Trix – www.trixonline.be
6 London – Scala – http://www.atpfestival.com/events/leeranaldoscala.php
7 Leeds – Brudenell – http://www.brudenellsocialclub.co.uk
9 Porto – Primavera – http://www.primaverasound.com/

 

Lee Ranaldo on WNYC Soundcheck today

By Hector on Thursday, May 10th, 2012


(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 wnyc.org and wdet.org

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 – http://www.primaverasound.com/

June
2 Dudingen – Kilbi – http://www.badbonn.ch/
3 Paris – La Maroquinerie – www.avosbillets.com
4 Antwerp – Trix – www.trixonline.be
6 London – Scala – http://www.atpfestival.com/events/leeranaldoscala.php
7 Leeds – Brudenell – http://www.brudenellsocialclub.co.uk
9 Porto – Primavera – http://www.primaverasound.com/

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

Lee Ranaldo Playing Instores, Reading Poetry

By Michael on Friday, May 4th, 2012

You’d be hard pressed to find a dude who loves independent record stores as much as Lee Ranaldo. Rumor has it Lee is calling all sorts of indie shops around the country just to say wassup.

So it should come as no surprise that in the coming weeks, Lee will be stopping in two of our favorite record stores to play some songs for the locals. First, he’ll be playing at Durham, NC mainstay Bull City on Monday May 14 (in advance of his May 15 show at the Duke Coffeehouse). The following Monday May 21 finds Lee at Bloomington, IN’s Landlocked Music for a short performance and a reading of his poem ‘Bloomington, Indiana: Autumn.’ That’s pretty fitting.

The Men join Lee Ranaldo in London

By Stuart on Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Those of you with some sort of long-term memory will hopefully remember the previously announced Lee Ranaldo dates, but now we can reveal The Men will join to support at the London show happening this June.  The Men of course have a 7″ single out on the Singles Going Home Alone series, whilst Lee is out in support of his latest album.  He recently played a stripped back set for The New Yorker, performing “Off The Wall” and “Hammer Blows” (which follow the dizzying over zealous multi-camera angle interview edit).

Lee Ranaldo tour dates

(all US dates below supporting M. Ward except those marked*)

5/5 Portland, ME – State Theatre – on sale now
5/6 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground – on sale now
5/7 New Haven, CT – Toads Place – on sale now
5/8 Boston, MA – House Of Blues – on sale
5/11 New York, NY – Webster Hall
5/12 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer – on sale now
5/13 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club – on sale now
5/15 Durham, NC – Duke Performances
5/16 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre – on sale now
5/17 Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre – on sale now
5/18 Nashville TN – Mercy Lounge*
5/19 Louisville KY – Zanzabar*
5/20 Nelsonville OH – Nelsonville Music Festival*
5/22 Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre

May
31 Barcelona – Primavera – http://www.primaverasound.com/

June
2 Dudingen – Kilbi – http://www.badbonn.ch/
3 Paris – La Maroquinerie – www.avosbillets.com
4 Antwerp – Trix – www.trixonline.be
6 London – Scala – http://www.atpfestival.com/events/leeranaldoscala.php
7 Leeds – Brudenell – http://www.brudenellsocialclub.co.uk
9 Porto – Primavera – http://www.primaverasound.com/

Lee Ranaldo

“Off The Wall” (mp3)