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Cat Power – BRIT award nominated

By Stuart on Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Chan at the 2007 BRIT awards -

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Cat Power is again nominated for Best International Female at the years BRIT awards this year, following her 2007 nomination for the same award.  With UK and European dates still to be rescheduled, click here for the upcoming US and Australian tour dates.

Wayne in Buellton CA knows what the Senator wants

By Robby on Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

As previously discussed, at last night’s Amoeba in-store, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks played an FCC-friendly rendition of their ‘Mirror Traffic’ jam, “Senator“. This morning, we send a hearty congratulations to Wayne J in Buellton, CA whose timely radio-ready replacement was chosen by the band & will be rerecorded on a new version of the song to appear on the backside of what shall be the most limited 7″ that’ll ever emerge from these four walls.

Spoiler-haters, STOP READING NOW and watch a rerun of the performance

And the rest of you: the winning word lies beyond the jump… what the Senator wants is a …. (more…)

Help save a venue

By Stuart on Monday, June 21st, 2010

A good friend of mine (who I once upon a time put on shows with) runs a venue over here in the UK down in Brighton, but sadly the venue is under threat of closure due to noise complaints (but actually there has only been one in the past 12 months) made to the local council.

They are looking to enforce a noise limiter on the venue which would mean any amplified equipment played would trip the limiter and effectively end all live music at the Freebutt.

Over the  years they’ve had a load of Matador bands play, with Fucked Up and Times New viking having played there recently and they’ve booked the Brighton show of the upcoming Shearwater tour, so it means a lot to us here to not see such a decent place go under.  Although many of you reading this might be far away I’d urge you to take 2 minutes out of your day to sign the petition against this happening here and you can read more about the story on the Freebutt’s blog. Thanks!

Simply Put… The Internet Needs More Pink Eyes Pics (+ Political T Bonus)

By Adam F on Friday, October 17th, 2008

While we don’t count Pink Eyes amongst the 15% of Canadians who would give up their right to vote in order to vote in the US election, he did flaunt this little t-shirt for Fucked Up’s ADD Pitchfork.tv session.

So the only question one might ask at a Palin rally:   “Why does Obama pal around with Canadians who can’t even spell ‘canucks’.”

More pics from the session after the jump.

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Satan 1, Centerton, Arkansas ZERO

By Gerard on Monday, November 26th, 2007
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“I don’t know of any laws that I’ve broken.”

Bigamy, fraud and and crap grooming come to mind.

Shat In The (Linkin Park’s) Van!!

By Andrew Earles on Tuesday, November 6th, 2007

No square inch of scenery left to chew, no square inch of Shatner’s ass to kiss, and no clips of the interview on YouTube yet, but one can enjoy Mike Patton exploring everything that happened in music between The Infectious Grooves and Linkin Park!

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Band in need of drummer. Accident-prone types need not apply.

By Annette on Thursday, April 26th, 2007

This is possibly the only reason for wanting to step foot anywhere near James Blunt… 

Spinal Tap, the greatest band that never was, are to play at the Live Earth gig at Wembley, London on 7 July. The three actors Michael McKeen (David St Hubbins), Christopher Guest (Nigel Tufnell) and Harry Shearer (Derek Smalls) have been brought together for the appearance by the director of 'This Is Spinal Tap', Rob Reiner. A short ten minute film has also been made, and will be screened at the gig.

Reiner says of the band's appearance: "They're not that environmentally
conscious, but they've heard of global warming. Nigel thought it was just
because he was wearing too much clothing – that if he just took his jacket
off it would be cooler."

Don’t Blame Me, I Voted For Kinky

By Gerard on Friday, January 19th, 2007

From the Associated Press (link swiped from Idolator)

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Hours after Texas Gov. Rick Perry kicked off his second full term in office, Ted Nugent (above) helped him celebrate at a black-tie gala, but not all attendees were pleased by the rocker's performance.

Using machine guns as props, Nugent, 58, appeared onstage as the final act of the inaugural ball wearing a cutoff T-shirt emblazoned with the Confederate flag and shouting offensive remarks about non-English speakers, according to people who were in attendance.

Nugent, a hunting and gun-rights advocate, couldn't be reached for comment Thursday because he was hunting, a spokeswoman said.

Though I am a resident of the State Of Texas, I deplore the Nuge's divisive politics, and would hope in the spirit of brotherhood and tolerance, Mission Of Burma allow Peter Prescott to bust out his rendition of the Amboy Dukes' "Journey To The Center Of The Mind" tonight at Irving Plaza.

Failing that, there's always karaoke after the show. Which, by the way, features Oneida and Parts & Labor in support, so show up before you throw up.

Girls Aloud get political

By Ruairi on Thursday, December 14th, 2006

Girls Aloud interview for The New Statesman 

link via Popjustice 

My beloved Girls Aloud get their Noam Chomsky on:

Nadine: "You know that basically Labour is the working class and the Conservatives are the really, kind of, upper class, and then everything else is . . . I have no idea."

Foolhardy Nadine later has an awesome rant about footballer's wives, momentarily forgetting that her bandmate Cheryl is one. 

Their Greatest Hits album, out now, is disappointingly low on Billy Bragg covers.  

On CSpan’s Xmas List :

By Gerard on Tuesday, December 5th, 2006
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A 7 second delay. Or a competent call screener. 
(one of the greatest songs of all time, massacred, mp3)