COACHELLA WEEKEND 2: QOTSA AND DARKSIDE THIS SATURDAY

If you are at the festival, but sure to catch Queens of the Stone Age tomorrow, April 19th, at 9:35pm PST on the Coachella Stage and DARKSIDE in the aptly-named Gobi tent after at 10:50pm PST. If you are anywhere but Indio this weekend, you can watch many performances (including QOTSA) on AXS TV here (please check local listings) or watch it on your computer at AXS.tv.

The full schedule for the festival can be found here and a map here.

Pictures from Coachella Weekend 1:

QOTSA Photo by: Kevin Winter

JOSH HOMME GUEST STARS ON PORTLANDIA 4/17, WATCH CLIP NOW

Lots going on in the Queens of the Stone Age world… Last week, the official music video for “Smooth Sailing” hit the internet (warning all of the dangers of karaoke). Last Saturday, the band took to their natural habitat  to play the first weekend of Coachella. You can stream the full set here. Now time for the NEW news: This week Josh Homme guest stars on Portlandia. The episode airs in full on IFC this Thursday, April 17th at 10/9c.

“The Queens of the Stone Age frontman has many talents in life, but on Portlandia, he is a very disappointing gay man. He doesn’t dabble in home decorating, he doesn’t give unsolicited fashion advice, and he and his boyfriend are total slobs. In fact, they like to do Jaegerbombs for breakfast instead of drinking heart-healthy kale smoothies. What gives?

Watch this new clip from Portlandia and see just how disappointing Josh Homme is when it comes to living up to stereotypes.”

More on the episode and show here.

VIDEO : Queens of the Stone Age – Coachella, 4/12/14, Full Set

At least one cultural observer has deemed Coachella 2014, “A Scenester Nightmare Hellscape”, which is one hell of a terrible thing to say about something that isn’t even affiliated with SXSW. For those of us who aren’t in the midst of the festivities in Indio, CA, however, it’s a decidedly non-nightmarish scenario, particularly the part where we can skip the majority of bands prior to booting up QOTSA’s home-court-advantage Saturday night set on the big screen or mobile device of our choice.

COACHELLA WEEKEND 1: QOTSA AND DARKSIDE TONIGHT

The first weekend of Coachella 2014 is underway! Catch Queens of the Stone Age TONIGHT, April 12th, at 9:40pm PST on the Coachella Stage and then RUN over to Gobi to catch DARKSIDE at 10:50pm PST. Portions of the festival are streaming live on YouTube, including tonight’s QOTSA set.

The full schedule for the festival can be found here and a map here.

VIDEO : Queens of the Stone Age – “Smooth Sailing” + New Tour Dates

(Editor’s note : if prime spots at Coachella, Primavera and headlining the Reading and Leeds Festivals aren’t enough, QOTSA have thrown a video-of-the-year contender into the mix with the new “Smooth Sailing” clip (above). Some have called it a cautionary tale about karaoke as a gateway to all kinds of bad stuff, and since I’m in bed by 9pm every night, I’m just gonna treat this like a very, very short, albeit intense documentary. Enjoy the press release below! – GC)

QUEENS OF THE STONE RELEASE DRINKINGEST, DRUGGIEST, DEATHIEST MINI-MOVIE TO DATE
FALL SOUTH AMERICAN TOUR, SUMMER NORTHEAST & CANADA DATES CONFIRMED

Having returned from a triumphant co-headlining Australia/New Zealand jaunt with NIN, Queens Of The Stone Age have wasted no time in teaming with director Hiro Murai (Childish Gambino, St. Vincent) for the just unveiled cinematic mini-epic for “Smooth Sailing,” the latest single from the hailed, hailed and more hailed international #1 album … Like Clockwork.

The definitely NSFW “Smooth Sailing” follows QOTSA’s Joshua Homme and cohorts on a delirious adventure that blossoms from garden variety drunken shenanigans to possibly the most nightmarishly accurate live action interpretation of a QOTSA song to date, lending a new meaning to 3-D musical cinema—that is, it turns the 3 D’s into Drinking, Drugs and Death.

“Smooth Sailing” can be seen  here.

(NOTE : if the YouTube version is blocked in your territory, try this)

In addition to newly announced dates in Montreal, Bangor ME, Port Chester NY and Philadelphia, Queens Of The Stone Age have begun to confirm details of a South America tour for this fall, including stops in Brazil, Argentina, Colombia and Uruguay. For further information, ticketing etc., as always, go to qotsa.com/live

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Queens of the Stone Age to Headline at Reading & Leeds Festival This Year


Dust off that tent and grab your wellies – QOTSA are confirmed to headline the Friday night at Reading Festival this year. Then they’ll head up to Leeds on the Saturday night to play before Paramore.
Head over to www.readingfestival.com for more info and of course …Like Clockwork is out now and available from all good independent record stores.

Primavera Sound 2014

It’s another mini-Matador fest at Primavera Sound festival this year, as Queens of the Stone Age, DARKSIDE, Body/Head, Lee Ranaldo and The Dust, Majical Cloudz and Glasser all descend upon Barcelona for the weekend of May 29th-31st.  Elsewhere amongst the line-up familiar faces include Spoon, Mogwai and Cold Cave ,with tickets on sale now from www.primaverasound.es.

Queens of The Stone Age – Live On The 56th Grammy Awards, This Sunday Night

Though we’re not often in the habit of encouraging you to watch major awards shows here at Matador Records & Filmworks, we must make a rare exception in the case of this Sunday evening’s 2014 Grammy Awards on CBS. As mentioned previously, Queens of the Stone Age are up for 3 Grammys this year, having earned nominations for  Best Rock Album (‘…Like Clockwork’), Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical, and Best Rock Performance (“My God Is The Sun”).  On top of that QOTSA will be making their Grammy telecast debut during the program’s grand finale, performing alongside fellow nominees / compatriots Nine Inch Nails, Dave Grohl and Lindsey Buckingham.

Post-Grammy Southwest Victory Lap & Additional 2014 U.S. Dates 2014 after the jump
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Cleaning up at The Fly awards

Not content with The NME and Grammy nominations already circulating, The Fly magazine in London have  their inaugural awards show taking place on February 6th, with Thurston Moore to receive their “Living Legend” award, with the following Matador acts also up for nomination.  Voting is, of course,  demanded encouraged and can be done so here, with the chance to win tickets to the award show.

Artist of the Year: Kurt Vile, Queens of the Stone Age, Savages

Song of the Year: Kurt Vile ‘Air Bud‘, Queens of the Stone Age ‘My God Is The Sun‘, Savages ‘She Will

Live act of the year: Queens of the Stone Age

Label of the year: Matador (amongst others).

QOTSA and Savages up for a clutch of NME awards

This years NME awards spoonsored by Austin, Texas (…no, we don’t get it either) take place on February 26th in London which sees Queens of the Stone Age and Savages battle it out in the Best Album and Best Live Act categories, whilst Queens are also nominated for Best International Band and Jehnny Beth of Savages is nominated in the Best Band Blog/Twitter.  Voting is open now over at the NME website.  Let’s help Queens and Savages fill up their trophy cabinets.

Queens of the Stone Age – Austin City Limits Broadcast Premieres Tomorrow Night (Jan. 4)

As mentioned in this space a couple of weeks back, Queens of the Stone Age are featured on Saturday night’s episode of “Austin City Limits”, filmed at Austin’s ACL Live last October. Check your local listings for the PBS station near you.

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Queens of the Stone Age – 3 Grammy Nominations, New U.S. Shows In February

Congrats to Queens of the Stone Age on garning 3 Grammy nominations this past Friday night.  ‘…Like Clockwork’ was  nominated For Best Rock Album, Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical, and “My God Is The Sun” was nominated for Best Rock Performance.  The Grammys are happening January 26 on CBS, and we can say with full confidence that we’re looking forward to the telecast much more than we were the year Paul Reiser hosted.

With arena shows at Barclays Center in Brooklyn (see above), Allstate Arena in Chicago and Agganis Arena in Boston just days away, Queens of the Stone Age have confirmed three additional February 2014 dates.

2/10 – San Antonio, TX – Majestic Theatre
2/11 – El Paso, TX -­ Abraham Chavez Theatre
2/13 – Las Vegas, LV -­ The Joint

Exclusive artist and Citi Private Pass presales begin Wednesday, December 11 at 10:00 a.m. local time. Tickets will be on sale to the public starting Friday, December 13 at 10:00 a.m. local time.

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full US January/February dates after the jump Continue reading “Queens of the Stone Age – 3 Grammy Nominations, New U.S. Shows In February”

Queens of the Stone Age – Spotify live EP available now, Vampyre video behind the scenes launches

A big week for the Queens continues with a Spotify exclusive three song live EP from Cologne, Germany that was captured by WDR1Live.

Stunning takes, the lot, and there’s even video for “The Vampyre of Time and Memory”:

Queens of the Stone Age – “The Vampyre of Time and Memory” live in Cologne from Matador Records on Vimeo.

Speaking of Vampyre and videos, the only interactive video you need to see this week launched Monday for the track. The project was a collaboration with The Creators Project – experience it in its full glory at www.vampyreoftimeandmemory.com.

The Creators Project has also launched a behind-the-scenes piece on the making of the video, which was conceived by directors Kii Arens and Jason Trucco along with developers Darknet:

And for emphasis PLEASE WATCH THE DIRECTOR’S CUT of Vampyre. It rules all realms:

Coming 12/3 : A Lower-Than-Low Priced Compilation LP Of Matador 2013 Highlights

OK, we missed Black Friday by a few days, but if that means ONE LESS TRAMPLING this holiday shopping season, it was totally worth it.  On December 3, we’re releasing a limited edition, one-time pressing of a $5.99 list LP , ‘It’s Been A Business Doing Pleasure With You‘, featuring 9 songs from (most of) our 2013 releases. In addition to album tracks from Chelsea Light Moving, Majical Cloudz, Body/Head, Lee Ranaldo & The Dust, Iceage and Kurt Vile, there’s a live version of Queens of the Stone Age performing “If I Had A Tail” at the 2013 iTunes Festival (Roundhouse, London),  Savages’ “City’s Full” from last summer’s KEXP session, and Yo La Tengo performing “Before We Run” in those same KEXP studios.

We don’t have any copies for mail order, sadly, but hopefully you’ll find one at your favorite record store after they’re done sweeping up all the broken glass, blood, etc. from Black Friday.  If you prefer, you can order a digital version of the comp. right now at the Matador Store.

Coming November 29 : Queens of the Stone Age – ‘…Like Clockwork’ (Black On Black Edition)

A week from Friday, a limited edition, black vinyl / black artwork 2XLP edition of Queens of the Stone Age’s album-of-2013 candidate ‘…Like Clockwork’ will be available in stores.  There’s only 1200 of these in the USA, with another 1200 earmarked for the rest of the planet.  So get up early.

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Queens of the Stone Age – The Vampyre of Time and Memory interactive music video and much more

Today Queens of the Stone Age and The Creators Project are happy to bring you a groundbreaking interactive music video experience for “The Vampyre of Time and Memory”, the emotional epicenter of the Queens recent album …Like Clockwork. I am told that ground was broken here and I believe it. I really do.

The full video experience can be found here: http://www.vampyreoftimeandmemory.com/

Immerse y’all, this is truly something special.

The video, directed by Kii Arens and Jason Trucco, is also available (and shareable) in an exquisite Director’s Cut (completely required viewing):

In addition, tomorrow sees the release of …Like Cologne, a three-track EP exclusive to Spotify featuring unique live takes on three QOTSA classics including Vampyre of Time & Memory. …Like Cologne was recorded September 4 at the Kulturkirche in Cologne, Germany.

Also, November 29 sees the release of …Like Clockwork BLACK-ON-BLACK Black Friday Edition: a limited edition high quality black vinyl pressing of …Like Clockwork in a blacker sleeve with yet blacker glossy print. The Darth Vader of the vinyl world, only meaner.

Finally: Queens Of The Stone Age have extended the …Like Clockwork US tour:

Jan 30 2014 – Memorial Auditorium – Raleigh, NC
Jan 31 2014 – Township Auditorium – Columbia, SC
Feb 01 2014 – Tennesse Theatre – Knoxville, TN
Feb 03 2014 – Florida Theatre – Jacksonville, FL
Feb 04 2014 – Mahaffey Theater – Saint Petersburg, FL
Feb 05 2014 – The Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason Theater – Miami Beach, FL
Feb 07 2014 – Hard Rock Live – Orlando, FL
Feb 09 2014 – Bayou Music Center – Houston, TX

For more information, go to qotsa.com.

Exclusive artist and Citi pre-sales begin Wednesday, November 20 at 10:00 a.m. local time. Tickets will be on sale to the public Friday, November 22 at 10:00 a.m. local time.
For more about Citi Private Pass, go to: http://www.citiprivatepass.com

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