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DARKSIDE at BBC Maida Vale studios

By Stuart on Friday, October 25th, 2013
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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

Lee Ranaldo And The Dust on KDHX tonight

By Hector on Thursday, October 24th, 2013

(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.

Lee Ranaldo and The Dust, Soundchecking Today!

By Todd Netter on Monday, October 7th, 2013

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.

Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme on “Sound Opinions”

By Gerard on Friday, August 16th, 2013

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).

Queens of the Stone Age continue their touring on behalf of album-of-the-century candidate ‘…Like Clockwork’ with a show at Los Angeles’ Gibson Amphitheater tomorrow night (Saturday, August 17).

Yo La Tengo on WFUV Tonight (9pm EDT)

By Todd Netter on Tuesday, August 13th, 2013
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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.

 

Yo La Tengo live at Oregon Public Broadcasting

By Hector on Thursday, August 1st, 2013

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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.

Savages live on The Current today, KCRW tomorrow

By Hector on Monday, July 22nd, 2013

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.

Savages
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order ‘Silence Yourself’ from The Matador Store

 

Majical Cloudz on Morning Becomes Eclectic today

By Hector on Monday, July 22nd, 2013

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

7pm
Origami Vinyl
1816 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles

Tuesday July 23
7pm
Rhino
235 Yale Ave
Claremont

Wednesday July 24
6pm
Aquarius
1055 Valencia St
San Francisco

Thursday July 25
6:30pm
The Last Record Store
1899 Mendocino Ave
Santa Rosa

 

Kurt Vile Live on WNRN

By Claire T on Friday, July 19th, 2013

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.

Tour Dates here
Wakin On A Pretty Daze on the Matador Store
www.kurtvile.com

Queens of the Stone Age – Autumn North American Dates, KCRW Apogee Session

By Gerard on Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

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

‘…Like Clockwork’ is available in finer stores on LP/CD and also from iTunes. Or if you prefer, direct from The Matador Store.

QOTSA.com
Twitter : @QOTSA
QOTSA Facebook

Majical Cloudz will be on KEXP today

By Robby on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Following the yesterday’s release of ‘Impersonator‘, Majical Cloudz will appear in session at KEXP’s Cutting Room Studios at 12:30pm EST/9:30 PST. Tune in at KEXP.org

‘Impersonator’ is available  now on all formats at the Matador store & digitally on iTunes.

*photo lifted from maryanne67‘s flickr

Savages KEXP session video online now

By Hector on Thursday, May 16th, 2013

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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.

Kurt Vile live on WXPN tonight

By Hector on Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

(photo by Rachel Del Sordo)

Attentive readers will remember that a few weeks ago I promised more details on a mysterious opportunity to once again here Kurt Vile strut his stuff on hometown station WXPN. The time for more details, and strutting, has arrived. TONIGHT, at 9:25PM EDT, Kurt will take to the stage at World Cafe Live to play a special solo set as part of the annual Non-Commvention (Where the AAA Radio Elite Meet to Get Hammered). If you find yourself unlucky enough to not be employed in the field of non-commercial radio (which, all kidding aside, is a pretty great field, as fields go), I encourage you to visit xpn.org or 88.5FM in the City of #BROLO (as the kids say), and give KV your full attention.

(The kids do say that, right?)

Kurt Vile live on KEXP today

By Hector on Sunday, May 12th, 2013

In just minutes, Kurt Vile and The Violators will be playing live on Seattle’s KEXP before their sold-out show tonight at Neumo’s. The session starts at 5:00PM EDT/2:00PM EDT, and can be heard at 90.3FM or KEXP.org. Tune in!

Savages on KXLU’s Part Time Punks today!

By Hector on Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Today’s webcast isn’t the only chance far-flung fans have to partake in Savages live goodness. Today KXLU’s Part Time Punks will be debuting a live session the band recorded in LA last month. Tune in from 3pm to 6pm Pacific (6pm to 9pm Eastern) for all the Savages action you love, plus a pretty snazzy radio show in general. Online listeners can listen at KXLU.com, and Angelenos can point their tuning apparatus to 88.9FM.

Yo La Tengo – Live, Wednesday AM on KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic”

By Gerard on Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Yo La Tengo’s box office smash North American tour in support of album-of-the-year candidate ‘Fade’ hits the West Coast this week with scalper-bait shows at LA’s Fonda Theatre (Thursday) and a pair of nights at San Francisco’s venerable Fillmore (Friday and Saturday). Though Ira, Georgia and James have done a number of radio sessions already in 2013, they’ve not visited KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic” in far too long (OK, there’s probably more recent appearances, but this was the first one to pop up in a search).

Tomorrow morning, “far too long” becomes, “no, they’re on right now”. Tune in Wednesday at 11:15am Pacific time (2:15 pm eastern, 7:15pm for our friends in the United Kingdom) and you’ll hear Yo La Tengo playing, well, whatever they feel like, as well as chatting with MBE host Jason Bentley. Admittedly, I’m guessing about the chat portion, but anything else would be kind of rude, don’t you think?

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‘Fade’ – available from the Matador Store on LP, CD and digital formats

(ADDENDUM : Hector reminds me that Yo La Tengo last appeared on KCRW in 2000.  My apologies — I’m new here!)

Kurt Vile live on WXPN tomorrow/in the future

By Hector on Thursday, April 25th, 2013


It sure looks like Philadelphia’s WXPN is sold on native son Kurt Vile. Tune in to their airwaves on any given day and you’re quite likely to hear Kurt’s new album, Wakin On A Pretty Daze, spilling forth from your speakers, and tomorrow you can hear the man himself spilling forth thusly, live on air from World Cafe Live as part of the Free At Noon series. I would tell you what time it starts, but it’s called “Free At Noon.” What do you want, a map? Listen at xpn.org or 88.5FM.

Kurt and the Violators will be returning to the XPN airwaves next month, as part of the Non-Commvention on May 15. More on that later.

Kurt Vile on Sound Opinions

By Claire T on Friday, April 19th, 2013

Photo courtesy of Sound Opinions

Kurt Vile recently stopped by Sound Opinions (WBEZ91.5 Chicago) to perform some songs from Wakin On A Pretty Daze. While there Kurt chatted with hosts, Jim DeRogatis & Greg Kot, about the new album, shredding solos, rock mythology, Tusk, and so much more. It’s a great (and informative) listen that you can check out right here.

And don’t forget Kurt Vile & The Violators will be out at Coachella this Sunday bringing the heat.
And elsewhere across this land through the Spring and Summertime.

Sun-Apr-21 – Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival

Sun-May-05 – Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees Festival
Tue-May-07 – Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex ***SOLD OUT
Wed-May-08 – San Francisco, CA – Independent  ***SOLD OUT
Fri-May-10 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir ***SOLD OUT
Sat-May-11 – Vancouver, BC – Biltmore ***SOLD OUT
Sun-May-12 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
Tue-May-14 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall ***SOLD OUT
Thu-May-16 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom ***SOLD OUT
Fri-May-17 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair ***SOLD OUT
Sat-May-18 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer

Fri – May 24 – Barcelona ES – Primavera Sound Festival
Sat – May 25 – London GB – Field Day
Sun – May 26 – Brussels BE – AB
Mon – May 27 – Amsterdam NL – Paradiso
Tue -  May 28 – Hamburg DE – Knust
Wed – May 29 – Copenhagen DK – Amager Bio
Sat-Jun-29    New York, NY    4 Knots Festival
Sun-Jul-07    Toronto, ON    Toronto Urban Roots Festival
Tue-Jul-09    Cleveland, OH    Grog Shop
Wed-Jul-10    Detroit, MI    Magic Stick
Thu-Jul-11     Chicago, IL    Metro
Fri-Jul-12    Indianapolis, IN    The Vogue
Sat-Jul-13    Louisville, KY    Forcastle Music Festival
Sun-Jul-14    Nashville, TN    Mercy Lounge
Mon-Jul-15    Birmingham, AL    The Bottletree
Wed-Jul-17    Asheville, NC    The Grey Eagle
Thu-Jul-18    Carrboro, NC    Cats Cradle
Fri-Jul-19    Charlottesville, VA    Jefferson Theatre
Sat-Jul-20    Washington, DC    9:30 Club
Sat-Jul-27    Edmonton, AB    Interstellar Rodeo
Sun-Jul-28    Calgary, AB    Calgary Folk Music Festival
Fri-Aug-2    Happy Valley, OR    Pickathon#
Sat-Aug-3    Happy Valley, OR    Pickathon#
Sun-Aug-4    Happy Valley, OR    Pickathon#
Fri-Aug-9    San Francisco, CA    Outside Lands*
Sat-Aug-10    San Francisco, CA    Outside Lands*
Sun-Aug-11    San Francisco, CA    Outside Lands*

# and * = Performing on one of these dates (exact dates TBC)

The Fresh & Onlys supporting 5/7-5/12
Angel Olsen supporting 5/16-5/18
Steve Gunn supporting 5/7-5/18

Pick up Wakin On A Pretty Daze on the Matador Store

kurtvile.com

Savages live on KEXP today

By Hector on Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

(photo by Richard Dumas)

If you heard a low, persistent rumbling coming from the West Coast last weekend, chances are it had something to do with Savages’ performance at Coachella, which may not have had R. Kelly but more than made up for it in fist-pumping intensity according to at least one well-known source. Understandably many of you were unable to make it out to the desert to check them out, so I humbly suggest you listen to KEXP this afternoon at 4:00PM EDT/1:00PM PDT for the band’s first ever U.S. radio performance. Listen online at KEXP.org or on the radio in Seattle at 90.3FM.

And hey, since you’re already here, why not pre-order the debut Savages album, Silence Yourself, at our webstore?

VIDEO : Yo La Tengo’s Tiny Desk Concert For NPR

By Gerard on Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Not to get hung up on the details, but Bob Boilen’s desk really isn’t that tiny. I mean, compared to the working conditions for anyone visiting Patrick & Robby’s office, it seems positively spacious (HINT, HINT). And yes, I do know where the reference comes from, but there’s a little thing called TRUTH IN ADVERTISING that you might not be familiar with.

These minor gripes aside, thanks so much to Mr. Boilen and National Public Radio for hosting Ira, Georgia and James for the above acoustic performances of “Fade”‘s “Is That Enough” and “Ohm”, and “Tears Are In Your Eyes”, from 2000′s ‘And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out’.