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Traipsing along your Sirius XM dial to Sirius XMU (channel 35) tonight at 9:00PM EST will pay dividends this week, as you’ll be just in time to feast your ears on a performance by the four and only Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks. Not near your satellite radio tonight? Guess what, I’ve personally seen to it that you have three more chances to listen:
Thursday, 1/23 at 4:00PM EST
Friday, 1/24 at 9:00AM EST
Sunday, 1/26 at 12:00 noon EST
I also convinced the band to go on the following tour dates. I really hope you appreciate all this.
Wed Feb 12 – Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre (with Tyvek)
Fri Feb 14 – Columbia, MO – Mojo’s (with Tyvek)
Sat Feb 15 – St. Louis, MO – Old Rock House (with Tyvek)
Sun Feb 16 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room (with Tyvek)
Tue Feb 18 – Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Cultural Center (with Tyvek)
Wed Feb 19 – Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon (with Tyvek)
Thu Feb 20 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall (with Disappears)
Fri Feb 21 – Ferndale, MI – The Loving Touch (with Disappears)
Sat Feb 22 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace (with Disappears)
Sun Feb 23 – Montreal, QC – Cafe Campus (with Disappears)
Tue Feb 25 – Boston, MA – Paradise (with Disappears)
Wed Feb 26 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom (with Disappears)
Thu Feb 27 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg (with Endless Boogie)
Fri Feb 28 – Washington, DC – Black Cat (with Endless Boogie)
Sat March 01 – Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts (with Endless Boogie)
Mon March 03 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle (with Purling Hiss)
Tue March 04 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West (with Purling Hiss)
Wed March 05 – Birmingham, AL – The Bottletree (with Purling Hiss)
Thu March 06 – New Orleans, LA – The Parish @ House of Blues (with Purling Hiss)
Fri March 07 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s Upstairs (with Purling Hiss)
Sun March 09 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater (with Purling Hiss)
Sat March 15 – Portland, OR – Star Theater
Thu March 27 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s (with Speedy Ortiz)
Fri March 28 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre (with Speedy Ortiz)
Sat March 29 – San Diego, CA – Casbah (with Speedy Ortiz)
Sun March 30 – Pioneertown, CA – Pappy & Harriets Pioneertown (with Speedy Ortiz)
Tue April 01 – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom (with Speedy Ortiz)
Wed April 02 – Las Vegas, NV – Beauty Bar (with Speedy Ortiz)
Thu April 03 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge (with Speedy Ortiz)
Sat April 05 – Missoula, MT - Top Hat (with Speedy Ortiz)
Mon April 7 – Calgary, AB – Republik (with Speedy Ortiz)
Tue April 8 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room (with Speedy Ortiz)
Thu April 10 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre (with Speedy Ortiz)
Fri April 11 – Victoria, BC – Lucky Bar (with Speedy Ortiz)
Sat April 12 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre (with Speedy Ortiz)
Yo La Tengo – posing for their Press Pop photo shoot
Given that James, Georgia and Ira have been on tour for pretty much the entire year since Fade was released back in January, you’d think we might have let up on twisting their arm for promotional opportunities, but with the promise of a good meal after, we persuaded them to record a BBC 6music session for Marc Riley last night. Playing Ohm around the 46 minute mark, they followed with some chat and two more songs, with renditions of Paddle Forward and I’ll Be Around from the 1:16 mark – listen to all of those here.
Gideon Coe’s 6music show followed where the band had pre-recorded Is The Point Of It, also online now. Currently on their way back to the US, their final shows of the year take place at The Bell House and are all sold-out.
Wrapping up a recent run of instudio sessions across the country, tonight at 11:00PM EST/10:00PM CST St. Paul’s The Current will be airing their visit from DARKSIDE. Hear Nico and Dave tonight on The Current’s New Hot show. Twin Cities locals can listen in at 89.3FM, while the rest of us have to be content with tuning in online at thecurrent.org.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: the session is now archived on The Current’s site and can be listened to by clicking here.
Last Friday’s DARKSIDE session for KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic went so well that we thought hey, why not do that again, but further north? And so it is that Nicolas and Dave will be going on the air live at Seattle’s KEXP in just under half an hour (2pm EST/11am PST, to be exact). Listen online at KEXP.org, or in Seattle at 90.3FM.
Today on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic, for the first time ever, the duo of Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington (pka (DARKSIDE) will be performing live on US radio. I’m sitting in the control room right now as they run through songs from their debut full-length, Psychic, and trust me, you don’t want to miss this. In Los Angeles, the spot on your radio dial is 89.9FM, and you can also listen online worldwide at KCRW.org. They go on at 2:15PM EST/11:15AM PST, so you have plenty of time to mentally prepare yourself.
“Lonestar Statesman” – photo by Aaron Sainz
How does a fellow follow being named one of GQ Magazine’s Men Of The Year? I don’t know how Daniel Craig, Tom Brady or Justin Timberlake might answer that question, but if you’re KURT VILE the answer is so blatantly obvious I can’t believe you didn’t see it coming from the goddamn headline above. Next Tuesday night, November 19 at 9pm eastern, Kurt will be be a guest on WFMU‘s “The Best Show On WFMU“, as host Tom Scharpling enters his final month of
toiling for free weekly programs for the station. It’s hardly Kurt’s first appearance on “The Best Show”, but given the respective trajectories of their careers —- Kurt entering an orbit only occupied by the entertainment world’s biggest stars, Tom preparing for a transition his handlers say might make him “the next Pat O’Brien” — this could be the final time these two icons are in the same room.
Or maybe they do something similar in a few months. Either way, you won’t want to miss it.
Whilst in London last week, Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington headed to BBC’s renowned Maida Vale studies for a Radio 1 session that spawned the above video for ‘Freak, Go Home’ from their debut LP ‘Psychic‘. The full session will live online here for a week via BBC’s iPlayer service.
Playing at Pitchfork Paris festival next weekend (alongside Majical Cloudz, Savages, Yo La Tengo, Iceage and possibly some bands not signed to the label), their recently announced North American tour starts in January :
1/14/2014 - Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
1/15/2014 - Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
1/16/2014 - Detroit, MI – The Magic Stick
1/17/2014 - Chicago, IL – Metro
1/18/2014 - Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
1/21/2014 - Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club
1/22/2014 - Seattle, WA – Neumo’s
1/23/2014 - Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
1/24/2014 - San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore Auditorium
1/25/2014 - Los Angeles, CA – Music Box (Henry Fonda)
1/26/2014 - Santa Ana, CA – Observatory
1/28/2014 - Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
1/30/2014 - Dallas, TX – Club Dada
1/31/2014 - Austin, TX – Emo’s
2/1/2014 - Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s
2/2/2014 - New Orleans, LA – House of Blues – New Orleans
2/3/2014 - Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
2/5/2014 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
2/6/2014 - Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
2/7/2014 - Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
2/8/2014 - New York, NY – Terminal 5
(photo by @skoolgirlband)
As observant followers of Lee Ranaldo’s Instagram* know, Lee and The Dust have been making their way across America’s Heartland, one venue at a time. (And, on one particularly notable day, two Waffle Houses at a time.) Tomorrow, the guys return to New York to play with Kurt Vile & The Violators at Terminal 5, and tonight you can listen in to The Space Parlour on St. Louis’s KDHX to hear a live session they recorded during their STL stop. Please do tune to 88.1FM tonight at 7:00PM CDT, or, if you aren’t living in St. Louis currently, feel free to listen online at KDHX.org.
Don’t forget, Lee Ranaldo Wants To Teach You Guitar.
The new Lee Ranaldo And The Dust album is out now in all the popular formats of our time.
Finally, tons of upcoming tour dates:
Fri Oct 25 – Brooklyn, NY – T5 (with Kurt Vile & The Violators)
Thu Nov 7 – Muziekgebouw Frits Philips, Eindhoven*
Fri Nov 8 – Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam.*
Sat Nov 9 – Desingel, Antwerp.*
(*- Lee performing his piece, “How Deep Are Rivers” with Bang On A Can All Stars)
Sun Nov 10 – NL Groningen – Vera
Mon Nov 11 – DE Hamburg – Kampnagel
Wed Nov 13 – DE Cologne – Gebaude 9
Thu Nov 14 – FR Metz – acoustic show at le musée de la cour d’or
Fri Nov 15 – FR Metz – Caveau Des Trinitaires – Musique Volante Festival
Sat Nov 16 – ESP Barcelona – Barts, PrimaveraSound Touring Party
Sun Nov 17 – CH Lausanne – Le Romandie
Mon Nov 18 – FR Feyzin – Epicerie Moderne
Wed Nov 20 – FR Villeneuve D’Asq – Festival Tour de Chauffe at le Ferme D’en Haut
Thu Nov 21 – UK London – The Garage
Fri Nov 22 – UK Camber Sands – ATP Festival
Sat Nov 23 – FR Paris – Boulogne Billancourt BB Mix Festival
Mon Nov 25 – FR Poitiers – Confort Moderne
Tue Nov 26 – FR Tours – Temps Machine
Wed Nov 27 – FR Bordeaux – Rock School Barbey, PrimaveraSound Touring Party
Thu Nov 28 – ESP Bilbao – Kafe Antzokia, PrimaveraSound Touring Party
Fri Nov 29 – ESP Valencia – Wah Wah, PrimaveraSound Touring Party
Sat Nov 30 – ESP Madrid – La Riveria, PrimaveraSound Touring Party
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, 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
Fri Jan 10 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
Sat Jan 11 – Brooklyn NY – The Bell House
*And/or Steve Shelley’s.
On the heels of last week’s album premiere, and on the eve of tomorrow’s album release, Lee Ranaldo And The Dust will be performing a selection of tunes from their new album Last Night On Earth today for WNYC’s Soundcheck. The set streams live at Soundcheck.org and WNYC.org starting at 2pm EDT. Those of you who prefer your radio sessions on the actual radio, stay tuned (no pun intended) to the Matablog for broadcast details.
While in Chicago a couple of weeks ago for Lollapalooza, Queens of The Stone Age‘s Josh Homme sat down with “Sound Opinions’ Greg Kot and Jim DeRogatis for a wide ranging chat ; we’re not sure how so many other major media outlets spaced on the Medieval Times story, but their loss is your gain. You can hear the full interview here, or if you prefer, tonight at 8pm central on WBEZ (or via any of the affiliate stations carrying the program).
You might have thought, given the wealth of amazing Yo La Tengo radio sessions that we’ve alerted you to in this space, that the well had finally run dry and there would be no more new radio action from Ira, Georgia and James. You would, as you probably have guessed by now, have been completely wrong. The above video is from a recent session the band did at New York’s WFUV, which can be listened to in its entirety here . New Yorkers with a hankering to listen on their radio dial should tune in to 90.7FM at 9PM EDT tonight.
The radio listeners of America and the world have been treated to a wealth of amazing Yo La Tengo instudio session activity in 2013, and the newest is one of their best yet. Recorded at Oregon Public Broadcasting in Portland, the session is quiet, contemplative, and beautiful (as seen in the above performance of “Cornelia & Jane”). And then Ira lays down yet another amazing guitar solo on the closer, “Ohm.” Check out the whole session at opbmusic.org.
Hey Twin Cities, were you doing something last night that caused you to miss out on seeing the band that pretty much owned Pitchfork Festival? Well stop kicking yourself, Sally, because if you listen to The Current tonight at 8:00PM EDT/7:00PM CDT, you can get a taste of what you missed when Jehnny, Gemma, Ayse & Fay rip through what is sure to be a blistering set of songs. Listen at 89.3FM in Minneapolis/St. Paul or online at thecurrent.org.
If you, on the other hand, are the sort who prefers his or her blisters to be a little earlier in the day, you’ll want to give a listen to KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic tomorrow, where Savages will be going live at 2:15PM EDT/11:15AM PDT in advance of their two sold out shows at the El Rey. Tune in at 89.9FM or kcrw.com.
Your next chances to catch Savages live in the U.S. are below:
9/10: 9:30 Club, DC
9/11: Mr Small’s, Pittsburgh
9/12: Terminal 5, NYC
9/14: Laneway Festival, Detroit
9/15: The Basement, Columbus
9/17: First Avenue, Minneapolis
9/18: High Noon Saloon, Madison
9/20: Bluebird Theater, Denver
9/23: Neumo’s, Seattle
9/24: Biltmore Caberet, Vancouver
9/25: Wonder Ballroom, Portland
9/27: The Independent, San Francisco
10/1: Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix
10/4-6 : Austin City Limits, ZIlker Park, Austin*
10/5: Verizon Theatre, Grand Prairie (w/ QOTSA)
10/7: Nashvillle Municipal Auditorium, Nashville (w/ QOTSA)
10/8: Arkansas Music Pavilion, Fayetteville (w/ QOTSA)
10/9: Brady Theater, Tulsa (w/ QOTSA) (tickets)
10/11-13 : Austin City Limits, Zilker Park, Austin*
*- specific date/time of Savages’ appearance will be announced soon.
As seen in these pages previously, Devon Welsh and Matthew Otto, the duo professionally known as Majical Cloudz, are in the midst of a West Coast instore tour that takes them to Los Angeles’s Origami Vinyl today. What we haven’t told you until now is that Majical Cloudz will also be paying a visit to KCRW this morning to appear on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15AM. So really, you can’t lose, LA: listen to them on the radio, or see them at the instore…hell, do both! All you have to do to accomplish the former is turn your radio dial to 89.9FM in LA, or if you’re not in LA (or don’t have a radio), listen online at KCRW.com.
Majical Cloudz West Coast Instore Tour
Monday July 22
1816 W Sunset Blvd
Tuesday July 23
235 Yale Ave
Wednesday July 24
1055 Valencia St
Thursday July 25
The Last Record Store
1899 Mendocino Ave
KV in the studio at The Current in March. Photo courtesy of The Current (MPR / Jennifer Simonson)
Turn up the AC and tune in to WNRN today at 4pm EST to catch a live solo in-studio performance from Mr. Kurt Vile.
You can listen online right here or download the WNRN app for your iPhone, iPad, etc…
And of course if you’re in the Charlottesville, VA area, tune the radio to 91.9.
Kurt will be taking to the airwaves ahead of tonight’s show with The Violators at the Jefferson Theatre. Tix here.
Queens of the Stone Age, in session and conversation, video courtesy KCRW.com
Most of the dates below are on sale NOW.
9/10 Toronto Air Canada Center – tickets
9/12 Detroit The Fillmore - tickets
9/13 Cincinnati PNC Pavilion - tickets
9/14 Pittsburgh Stage AE Outdoors – tickets
9/15 Columbus LC Pavilion Outdoor Amph – tickets
9/17 Indianapolis Old National Centre – tickets
9/18 Louisville Louisville Palace – tickets
9/19 Charlotte Uptown Amphiteatre - tickets
9/20 Asheville Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
10/7 Nashville Municipal Auditorium – tickets*
10/8 Fayetteville Arkansas Music Pavilion*
10/9 Tulsa Brady Theatre – tickets*
* – Savages support
Last month, Savages visited KEXP before a Seattle show to play a live session. The video of that session is now online thanks to KEXP and NPR Music, and it’s just as amazing as you’d expect. Watch “City’s Full” above, and check out the full session at NPR Music.
Savages’ debut album, Silence Yourself, can be had in all the popular formats of the day at our webstore.