Interpol Jan/Feb US Tour Announced

Interpol are on the road right now wrapping up the final leg of their US tour in DC, Philly and NYC. But if you’ve missed them on this go-around, fear not! The band will be back touring the states in early 2011…

11/03/10 – Washington, DC – Constitutional Hall (tickets)

11/04/10 – Philadelphia, PA – Tower Theatre (tickets)

11/05/10 – New York, NY – United Palace (SOLD OUT)

1/27/11 – Vancouver, BC – Orpheum (on sale TBA)

1/28/11 – Seattle, WA – Showbox Sodo (on sale Nov 6)

1/29/11 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre (on sale Nov 6)

1/31/11 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre (on sale Nov 7)

2/2/11 – La Jolla, CA – RIMAC Arena (on sale TBA)

2/4/11 – Santa Barbara, CA – UCSB Events Center (on sale TBA)

2/7/11 – Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue (on sale Nov 13)

2/8/11 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theatre (on sale TBA)

2/12/11 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre (on sale now)

2/15/11  – Toronto, ON – Sound Academy (on sale Nov 5)

2/16/11 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis (on sale Nov 5)

2/17/11 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall (on sale TBA)

2/19/11 – Boston, MA – House of Blues (on sale Nov 6)

Check out Interpol on Carson Daly performing “Barricade” and “Lights” live at The Greek :

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Shearwater November Tour Begins

Photo Credit: Jake Giles Netter

Shearwater kick off their November US tour TONIGHT at The Bottletree in Birmingham, AL.

And to get you in a Shearwater state of mind be sure to watch this recent live piece on the band that aired on WHYY Philadelphia’s On Canvas.

Tue Nov 02, 2010 – Birmingham AL – The Bottletree
Wed Nov 03, 2010 – Tallahassee FL  – The Engine Room
Thu Nov 04, 2010 – Orlando FL – The Social
Fri Nov 05, 2010 – Atlanta GA – The Earl
Sat Nov 06, 2010 – Chapel Hill NC – Local 506
Sun Nov 07, 2010 – Charlottesville VA – The Southern
Tue Nov 09, 2010 – Washington DC – Rock and Roll Hotel
Wed Nov 10, 2010 – Philadelphia PA – Johnny Brenda’s
Thu Nov 11, 2010 – Cambridge MA – Middle East Downstairs
Fri Nov 12, 2010 – Brooklyn NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
Sat Nov 13, 2010 – Pittsburgh PA – Thunderbird Cafe
Sun Nov 14, 2010 – Detroit MI – Magic Stick
Mon Nov 15, 2010 – Columbus, OH – Outland on Liberty
Tue Nov 16, 2010 – Chicago IL – Lincoln Hall
Wed Nov 17, 2010 – South Bend IN –  Subkirke
Thu Nov 18, 2010 – St. Louis MO – Duck Room
Fri Nov 19, 2010 – Lawrence KS – Jackpot Saloon
Sat Nov 20, 2010 – Norman OK – The Opolis

Damian Jurado supports on all dates.
Middle East on 11/11 – Shearwater supports Horse Feathers (also on the bill are Damian Jurado + Anais Mitchell).

Interpol Fall US Tour Starts Tonight

Tonight, Interpol kick off their Fall Coast-to-Coast US tour that starts them off at the Fox Theater in Oakland, CA and wraps them up in NYC on November 5 for a Sold Out show at the United Palace Theatre. Check out the attached flyer for all dates. Ticketing links here.

And congrats to the Interpol Meet-and-Greet winners picked so far for the Oakland, Vegas and LA shows! Winners for the additional venues will be contacted in the coming weeks.

Interpol To Play Music Hall of Williamsburg

After a week on the West Coast that included Tuesday’s release date Outstore & a stop at Jimmy Kimmel Live last night – Interpol are back in NYC playing a show tomorrow (Friday, 9/10) at the Music Hall of Williamsburg.

Tickets are on-sale NOW and you can get ’em HERE // Doors are at 7:3PM with Cloudland Canyon supporting.*

And after you get those MHOW tickets today, be sure to tune in to KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15AM PST / 2:15PM EST to hear the band’s recent session recorded in front of a live studio audience. Those in the LA area can tune in to 89.9FM. Or listen online at kcrw.com

And after that, don’t forget to watch “Barricade” on Kimmel:

*(Official MHOW after party starts at midnight at Bruar Falls. For entry, check into Music Hall of Williamsburg on FourSquare for details).

Shearwater November Tour

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If you’re not able to catch Shearwater at this year’s Austin City Limits Festival, fear not! The band will be back on the road this November playing a cross-country tour with Damien Jurado. Tickets are now on-sale.

Tuesday 11/2 – Birmingham, AL – The Bottletree *

Wednesday 11/3 – Tallahassee, FL – The Engine Room *

Thursday, 11/4 – Orlando, FL – The Social *

Friday 11/5 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl *

Saturday 11/6 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506 *

Sunday 11/7 – Charlottesville, VA – The Southern *

Tuesday 11/9 – Washington, DC – Rock N Roll Hotel *

Wednesday 11/10 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s *

Thursday – 11/11 – Boston, MA – The Middle East Downstairs #

Friday 11/12 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg *

Saturday 11/13 – Pittsburgh, PA – Thunderbird Cafe *

Sunday 11/14 – Detroit, MI – The Magic Stick *

Tuesday 11/16 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall *

Thursday 11/18 – St. Louis, MO – Duck Room *

Friday 11/19 – Lawrence, KS – The Jackpot *

Saturday 11/20 – Norman, OK – The Opolis *

* Damien Jurado Supports

#with Horse Feathers, Damien Jurado & Anais Mitchell

Shearwater’s Jonathan Meiburg at The Whitney

Photo by: Shawn Robbins / Kata Rokkar

On Friday, June 25 Shearwater’s Jonathan Meiburg will perform at The Whitney Museum as part of the program Backyard Birds: An evening of prose and music celebrating Charles Burchfield.

The evening will include a reading of excerpts from artist Charles Burchfield’s journals by Jonathan Rosen, author of The Life of the Skies: Birding at the End of Nature, along with a performance by Jonathan Meiburg who will be joined by Andy Stack of Wye Oak.

The event starts at 7PM and is free with Museum admission, which is pay-what-you-wish on Fridays from 6-9 pm. No special tickets or reservations are required.

For further details on the event visit the Whitney’s site, here.

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And to those of you in the Philadelphia area, tune in to WHYY this evening for Shearwater’s performance on On Canvas filmed at Johnny Brenda’s in March. The program will also be available to view online as of this Thursday.

Shearwater On Tour

Shearwater’s grand tour across the states picks back up tonight in Phoenix, AZ at the Rhythm Room.

And what better way to celebrate than to share some live show footage of Shearwater performing “Hidden Lakes” at Mad Planet in Milwaukee in early April.

Shot by our friends at High Frequency

04/22/10 – Phoenix, AZ at the Rhythm Room
04/23/10 – Tucson, AZ at Club Congress
04/24/10 – Los Angeles, CA at Spaceland
04/25/10 – San Francisco, CA at Bottom of the Hill
04/27/10 – Portland, OR at Doug Fir
04/28/10 – Vancouver, BC at The Biltmore
04/29/10 – Seattle, WA at Triple Door
04/30/10 – Pullman, WA at The Belltower
05/01/10 – Boise, ID at Neurolux
05/02/10 – Salt Lake City, UT at The State Room
05/04/10 – Denver, CO at The Walnut Room
05/05/10 – Albuquerque, NM at Launchpad
05/07/10 – Austin, TX at The Parish

All dates with Hospital Ships and Wye Oak

Jonathan Meiburg on The Huffington Post

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Photo by Chris La Putt

Check out The Huffington Post for a guest blog piece from Shearwater’s Jonathan Meiburg entitled “A New Kind of Refugee”. Now up on the Green Page (scroll down, left side). Or go right here.

And just a reminder that there are a mere matter of days to purchase a copy of the beautiful limited edition Golden Dossier via Kickstarter (ends on January 31). Go here to purchase and read more about the dossier.

And a little more time remains to pre-order Shearwater’s upcoming release, The Golden Archipelago (February 23) via the Matastore.

Check out the MP3 for “Black Eyes” and Spring tour dates here.

Shearwater’s Golden Dossier Funded!

Congrats to Shearwater and all you lucky fans out there. Shearwater’s Golden Dossier — a full-color, 75-page, 8 x 10.5” companion piece to The Golden Archipelago (February 23) —  has now been fully funded via Kickstarter.com!

Thanks to all who have have pledged toward this project. To those still interested in getting your hands on The Golden Dossier, there’s time. The window to purchase your copy through Kickstarter is January 31. After that, they’re gone.

Visit the Kickstarter page, here.

View a sample of pages from the dossier + further dossier information, here.

The Golden Archipelago pre-order info, here (15% off until Feb 23).

And check out the mp3 for “Castaways”, here.

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The Golden Archipelago Limited Edition Dossier

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In conjunction with the release of Shearwater’s new album, The Golden Archipelago, singer Jonathan Meiburg and designer Mark Ohe have created a beautiful, full-color, 75-page, 8 x 10.5” dossier as a companion piece that you can obtain only through Kickstarter.com

1_dossier_interd_stampsThe dossier is a visual guide to the world of the album, primarily composed of photographs and documents collected by JM from islands and other singular places around the world. Among its pages are the national anthem of Bikini Atoll, the story of a charming and fatally obsessed German aviator and explorer, notes from the daily life of a remote Aboriginal village occupied by missionaries, and photographs from an island Jules Verne considered “The End of the World,” where endangered animals remain unafraid of humans. It also features production credits and full lyrics for The Golden Archipelago and its B-sides.

The dossier’s loose, numbered pages will come packaged in a personalized, numbered, heavy-duty envelope fastened with a string tie.

Included here are some images from the dossier. You can also view these images here

And as previously posted, The Golden Archipelago CD (February 23) comes packaged with a redesigned 50-page booklet that is a set of extracts from the dossier. LP pre-orders via our store will ALSO receive a copy of this CD-sized perfect bound book.

Visit here to pledge and learn about the Kickstarter project.

And check out the “damn near perfect” (thanks Pitchfork!) mp3 for Castaways here

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Julian Plenti US Tour Kickoff

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Photo Credit: Gabi Porter / MetroMix.com

Tomorrow night, Julian Plenti kicks off his November US tour at the House of Blues, San Diego in support of his debut release, Julian Plenti…Is Skyscraper.  Earlier tomorrow, lucky San Diegans (San Diegers? San Diegists?) can catch Mr. Plenti at the excellent M-Theory Music where he’ll be signing Skyscraper in all its various physical formats (3PM).

US dates…

Saturday, November 14 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues – Tickets

Monday, November 16 – Seattle, WA – Chop Suey – Tickets

Tuesday, November 17 – Portland, OR – Holocene – Tickets

Wednesday, November 18 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall – Tickets

Thursday, November 19 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theater – Tickets

Saturday, November 21 – Chicago, IL – Metro – Tickets

Monday, November 23 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club – Tickets

Tuesday, November 24 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom – Tickets

Wednesday, November 25 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl – Tickets

Friday, November 27 – Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church – Tickets

Sonic Youth – “Star Power (Acoustic 09)” Exclusive Single

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(Kim photo by Kirstie Shanley)

Hand in hand with their recent appearance on Gossip Girl, be sure to check out Sonic Youth’s  “Star Power (Acoustic 09)” which is, as guessed, an acoustic version of the EVOL classic. This exclusive single  comes coupled with “Antenna” (The Eternal version) via iTunes. Speaking of which, for a limited time you can pick up The Eternal, at iTunes for the nice price of $7.99.

A slew of dates coming up including 3 sold out NYC shows. Get those tickets while you can:

OCTOBER 21 – BERLIN-  COLUMBIAHALLE – TICKETS
OCTOBER 22 – BRUSSELS ANCIENNE BELGIQUE SOLD OUT
OCTOBER 23 – LONDON, UK FORUM SOLD OUT
OCTOBER 25 -PARIS PALAIS DE CONGRES – TICKETS

NOVEMBER 7 – SAO PAOLO, BRAZIL PLANETA TERRA FESTIVAL – TICKETS
NOVEMBER 13 – TEXT OF LIGHT – NEW YORK, NY  – HIGH LINE – INFO
NOVEMBER 21 – WITH DINOSAUR JR. + COLD CAVE – NEW YORK, NY TERMINAL 5 SOLD OUT
NOVEMBER 22 – WITH THE FEELIES – BOSTON, MA – WILBUR THEATRE – TICKETS
NOVEMBER 23 – WITH THE MEAT PUPPETS + COLD CAVE – BOSTON, MA WILBUR THEATRE – TICKETS
NOVEMBER 24 – WITH TALK NORMAL – BROOKLYN, NY – MUSIC HALL OF WILLIAMSBURG SOLD OUT
NOVEMBER 25 – WITH JEMINA PEARL – BROOKLYN, NY MUSIC HALL OF WILLIAMSBURG SOLD OUT

DECEMBER 4-5 – ALL TOMORROW’S PARTIES –  MINEHEAD, UK – TICKETS
DECEMBER 6  – DUBLIN, VICAR ST. SOLD OUT

JANUARY 4 – WITH SIC ALPS – TUCSON, AZ RIALTO THEATRE – TICKETS
JANUARY 5 – WITH  SIC ALPS – PHEONIX, AZ MARQUEE THEATRE – TICKETS
JANUARY 7 – WITH SIC ALPS – SAN DIEGO, CA HOUSE OF BLUES – TICKETS
JANUARY 8 –  WITH SIC ALPS – POMONA, CA FOX THEATRE – TICKETS
JANUARY 9 – WITH SIC ALPS – LOS ANGELES, CA WILTERN TICKETS – TICKETS

Fucked Up Weekend 2009 in Toronto

Hot off the recent Polaris win Fucked Up bring you Fucked Up Weekend 2009.

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October 26, 29, 30 & 31

Advance tickets available at Hits and Misses, Soundscapes, and Rotate This.
Outside of Toronto contact [email protected] for ticket orders.

FUCKED UP WEEKEND 2009

Monday October 26
LOVVERS (UK)
VICIOUS CYCLE
SCHOOL JERKS
FIRST BASE
Fest Pre-Party at
The Garrison
1197 Dundas St. W.
9pm, $8 advance

Thursday October 29
THE BITTERS
METZ
MELIGROVE BAND
FRANCE HAS THE BOMB (IL)
LITTLE GIRLS
Sneaky Dee’s
431 College St.
9pm, $8 advance

Friday October 30
CRO-MAGS jam (NY)
FUCKED UP
MIND ERASER (MA)
RIVAL MOB (MA)
WASTE MANAGEMENT (MA)
FREE SPIRIT (MA)
RAH
BURNING LOVE
Kathedral – ALL AGES
651 Queen St. W.
7pm, $22.50 advance

Friday October 30
RED MASS (MTL)
TEEN ANGER
THE BANG BANGS
PRIMITIVE HANDS (MTL)
Sneaky Dee’s
431 College St.
9pm, $8 advance

Friday Afterparty
MOLESTED YOUTH
MATURE SITUATIONS
CAREER SUICIDE
Rancho Relaxo
300 College St.
1am, $5

Saturday October 31
FUCKED UP
IRON LUNG (WA)
D.S.B. (Japan)
BRUTAL KNIGHTS
FORCE FED (PA)
NOMOS (NY)
Sneaky Dee’s
431 College St.
7pm, $18.50 advance

Saturday Afterparty
MAD MEN
OMEGAS (MTL)
URBAN BLIGHT
Rancho Relaxo
300 College St.
1am, $5

Fucked Up Live: Brooklyn Masonic Temple

As we near the one-year anniversary of Fucked Up’s The Chemisty of Common Life & the insanity that was the 12 hour show, we’re very pleased to announce some exciting Fucked Up news.

On Thursday, November 5, the band will be performing The Chemistry of Common Life live and in its entirety at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple. Joining Fucked Up will be some very special guests performing onstage so as to fully recreate all the sounds on the album.
Ticketing information and further details to follow next week.

If you’re in the LA area this Labor Day Weekend, be sure to catch Fucked Up tomorrow at the F Yeah Fest along with Cold Cave, Times New Viking and Kurt Vile.
The band will also be playing Portland’s Wonder Ballroom on Saturday, September 19.

And let’s not forget to mention the Fucked Up double LP / double CD compilation, Couple Tracks: Singles 2001 – 2009,  slated for an early 2010 release. Keep it here for more.

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This Thursday: Julian Plenti + ACE Hotel, NYC

Please join us, this Thursday evening, at the lovely ACE Hotel, NYC.

We’ll be playing Julian Plenti’s upcoming 8/4 release, Julian Plenti…is Skyscraper, while enjoying complimentary bourbon cocktails in ACE’s Breslin Bar & Dining Room.

As previously announced, Julian Plenti will be making his first concert appearance in years this September. Keep it tuned here for further details.

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Kurt Vile Live

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(photo courtesy Rez Avissar / Tripwire)

For those in the area, Kurt Vile & the Violators will be playing Brooklyn tonight at Monster Island Basement (128 River St @ Metropolitan Ave) with Girls, Real Estate and Beach Fossils. More details here.

We’ve got a slew of dates to share below including a July 2 show at the Electric Factory in Philly opening for Sonic Youth and an August 25 show at Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana opening for Built To Spill.

Keep it here for updates on Kurt’s full-length Matador release, ‘Childish Prodigy’ (Autumn 2009) and further show information.

TOUR DATES:

Friday June 26 (w/ Violators) @ Monster Island Basement – Brooklyn, NY
w/ Girls

Thursday, July 2 (w/ Violators) @ Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
w/ Sonic Youth

Saturday, July 4 (w/ Violators) @ 979 Broadway btwn Myrtle Ave & Ditmars St – Brooklyn, NY
Woodsist/Captured Tracks Fest (Outdoors)
w/ The Oh Sees, Vivian Girls, Woods, Dum Dum Girls and more.

Sunday, July 5 (w/ Violators) @ Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
KRAAK Fest – w/ Jack Rose, Meg Baird and US Girls

Friday, July 17 (w/ Violators) @ Bruars Falls – Brooklyn, NY
w/ Blues Control and Coconuts

Saturday, July 18 (w/ Violators) @ Church – Boston, MA
Homegrown Fest
w/ Blues Control, Bobb Trimble, Gary War and more

Sunday, July 19 (w/ Violators) @ Montague Bookmill – Montague, MA
w/ Blues Control

Thursday, July 23 @ Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
w/ Tyvek and Coconuts

Tuesday, August 11 @ Talking Head Club – Baltimore, MD
w/ Espers

Thursday, August 13 (w/ Violators) @ Transfigurations –  Asheville, NC
Harvest Records Fest

Friday, August 14 @ Cakeshop – NYC, NY

Saturday, August 15 @ Silent Barn – Ridgewood, NY

Sunday, August 16 @ Vox Populi – Philadelphia, PA

Wednesday, August 19 (w/ Violators) @ Rittenhouse Square – Philadelphia, PA

Tuesday, August 25 @ Galaxy Theatre – Santa Ana, CA
w/ Built To Spill/Woods

Wednesday, August 26 @ The Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA
w/ Dungen/Woods

Saturday, August 29 @ Kemado/Mexican Summer/Folk Yeah Festival – Big Sur, CA
w/ Dungen/Woods

Sunday, August 30 @ Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco, CA
w/ Dungen/Woods

Tuesday, September 1 @ TBD – Portland, OR
w/ Dungen/Woods