Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Datarock Announces North American Tour

Datarock's highly anticipated sophomore album, Red, will be out September 1st on Nettwerk. To gear up for the release, the Norwegian tracksuit-clad phenomenon Datarock is taking over North America with a 26-city tour beginning August 28 and wrapping up in October. Expect the same tracksuits, more songs, and bigger shows.

Don’t miss Datarock on tour and stay tuned for more news from the boys in Red.

Tour Dates:
28 Montreal, QC - La Sala Rosa
20 Quebec City, QC - TBD
30 Toronto, ON - Virgin Festival

4 Vancouver, BC - Richard’s on Richards
6 Calgary, AB - Broken City
7 Edmonton, AB - Starlite
8 Winnipeg, MB - The Zoo
10 Minneapolis, MN - Street Entry
11 Chicago, IL - Double Door
12 Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
14 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
17 New York, NY - Highline Ballroom
18 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda’s
19 Washington, DC -@ Rock & Roll Hotel
20 Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
22 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
23 Baton Rouge, LA - Chelsea’s
24 Houston, TX - Warehouse
25 Austin, TX - Emos
26 Dallas, TX - Granada Theatre
28 Phoenix, AZ - Rhythm Room
29 San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick
30 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey

1 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
2 Portland, OR @ Holocene
3 Seattle, WA @ Nectar

For more info, go to

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The Breeders Hit The Road This Summer

In support of their April E.P. release of Fate to Fatal, The Breeders, fronted by the Pixies bassist Kim Deal, are scheduled to hit the road on August 5. Fans can expect to hear tracks from Fate to Fatal as well as some classics. The band will play fifteen U.S. dates in all.

U.S. Tour Dates:

5 Newport, KY - Southgate House
6 Indianapolis, IN - The Vogue
7 St. Louis, MO - Blueberry Hill
8 Lawrence, KS - Bottleneck
9 Omaha, NE - Showdown
11 Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line Music Cafe
12 Madison, W - Majestic Theatre
13 Chicago, IL - Metro
14 Pontiac, MI - Crofoot Ballroom
15 Toronto, ONT - Lee's Place
17 Boston, MA - Paradise Ballroom
18 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
19 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
21 Washington, D.C. - Black Cat
22 Pittsburgh, PA - Diesel Club Lounge
23 Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall

Monday, June 29, 2009

Voodoo Experience Announces Line-Up

And just when thought there couldn't possibly be anymore multi-day music festival line-ups left to unveil, organizers for the 11th Annual Voodoo Experience have announced that it will take place over Halloween weekend (October 30 through November 1) at New Orlean's City Park. Both Kiss and Eminem will headline, as will Jane's Addiction and Widespread Panic. The Pogues, Brand New, the Flaming Lips, Justice, George Clinton And Parliament Funkadelic, Trombone Shorty And Orleans Ave and Squirrel Nut Zippers are among the other acts on the willfully diverse bill. Three-day tickets are available sans surcharges, for a total of $169, for a limited time. See below for the full, recently confirmed line-up.

Line-Up For 11th 2009 Voodoo Experience:

-Jane's Addiction
-Widespread Panic
-Flaming Lips
-Gogol Bordello
-Eagles Of Death Metal
-Black Keys
-Silversun Pickups
-Janelle Monae
-Cool Kids
-Meat Puppets
-Brand New
-American Bang
-Earl Greyhound
-Squirrel Nut Zippers
-Black Lips
-Mates Of State
-All Time Low
-Robert Randolph And The Family Band
-The Knux -George Clinton And Parliament Funkadelic
-JJ Grey And Mofro
-Alejandro Escovedo
-Shooter Jennings
-Drive-By Truckers
-Eric Church
-Rebirth Brass Band, New Orleans Bingo! Show-Trombone Shorty And Orleans Ave All Stars
-Big Sam’s Funky Nation
-Benjy Davis Project
-Papa Grows Funk
-DJ Soul Sister
-Rotary Downs -Andrew Duhon AndThe Lonesome Crows
-March Fourth Marching Band
-Amanda Shaw
-Cyril Neville's Blues Revue With Tab Benoit, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Johnny Sansone-Beausoleil-John Mooney And Bluesiana
-Quintron And Miss Pussycat
-Fleur De Tease
-Little Freddie King
-Preservation Hall Stars With Special Guests
-The Happy Talk Band
-Lil Brian And The Zydeco Travelers
-Why Are We Building Such A Big Ship?
-Ratty Scurvics
-Loose Marbles
-Luke Winslow King
-Dan Dyer
-Walter "Wolfman" Washington And The Roadmaster With The Dirty Dozen Horns
-New Orleans Klezmer All Stars
-Leroy Jones Group
-Mas Mamones
-White Bitch
-The Vettes
-Lucy's Walk
-Erick Baker
-Sarah Quintana
-TBC Brass Band
-Legends To Nancy
-Leo Jackson And The Melody Clouds
-Brother Taisuke Mass Choir
-Leroy Jones Group Katey Red, Big Freedia, Sissy Nobby with DJ Papa
Message from the Dandys:

You know, July14th is Bastille Day. All I know about Bastille Day is: I live above a creperie, and on Bastille Day that place is bonkers busy with sexy people eating crepes on the sidewalk. So I like to think Bastille Day is about hot girls and guys eating crepes with one hand and smoking a cigarette with the other hand while drinking sooo much wine with the third hand.

So with that in mind I think it’s fitting that we have selected The Dandy Warhols Are Sound for release on July 14th, 2009.

We have been whispering to you about The Dandy Warhols Are Sound for quite some time. Long story short, or if you just got to our party, late 2001 and into 2002 we recorded an album’s worth of tracks here in Portland and took those tracks to New York’s Electric Lady Studios to mix with famed mixing engineer Russell Elavedo, and the result of those mixing sessions was The Dandy Warhols Are Sound. We absolutely loved this record. However, Capitol, our label a the time, did not. They opted out of using our preferred mixes and remixed the record on their own to create Welcome To The Monkey House, a great album that we, and most of you, also love.

Meanwhile, The Dandy Warhols Are Sound just sat there. Oh, it got played. It was a staple at Odditorium parties from the start. But there are just so many people who are at any given Odditorium party. We had always intended to release this unheard gem on our own, but life and other records and tours and babies and crepes and red wine got in the way. Now finally, after almost seven years, on July 14, 2009 The Dandy Warhols will be proud to present to you The Dandy Warhols Are Sound.

Dandy Warhols release "Dandy Warhols Are Sound" & announce September tour dates:

Sep 1 2009 8:00P
The Vogue Theatre Indianapolis, Indiana
Sep 3 2009 8:00P
Beaumont Kansas City, Missouri
Sep 4 2009 8:00P
Pop’s E. St Louis, Illinois
Sep 5 2009 8:00P
Diamond Ballroom Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Sep 7 2009 8:00P
Warehouse Live Houston, Texas
Sep 8 2009 8:00P
Granada Theatre Dallas, Texas
Sep 9 2009 8:00P
Emo’s Austin, Texas
Sep 11 2009 8:00P
Sunshine Theatre Albuquerque, New Mexico
Sep 12 2009 8:00P
Belly Up Aspen, Colorado
Sep 13 2009 8:00P
Monolith Festival @ Red Rocks Morrison, Colorado

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Pixies Grow 'Minotaur'

Jun 16, 2009

Rabid Pixies fan should now be positively frothing with the announcement that Minotaur, the definitive Pixies’ collector’s set, has gotten even bigger. The heavyweight piece of Pixies extreme memorabilia will be available in as a limited edition, with only 3000 copies available worldwide, or a deluxe edition. The former is housed in a custom clamshell container that weighs in at 25-pounds and contains so much newly announced goodness that it's best to use a list:

The limited-edition sets include:
• Blu-ray and DVD discs mastered for 5.1 audio surround sound at 24/192 and 24/96, respectively and two-channel stereo
• Five 12-inch albums cut from the original analog tapes and pressed on 180-gram virgin vinyl
• A faux fur hardcover 96-page fine art book featuring the artwork of Vaughan Oliver, the graphic designer who created the artwork for all of the Pixies' studio albums) and photographer Simon Larbalestier, the photographer for all of the band's original albums
• Two frameable 48-inch x 36-inch double-sided, fold-out, four-color wall posters
• A 54-page book of new art created by Oliver
• A 22-inch x 14-inch frameable Giclee print of a photo taken exclusively for Minotaur by Larbalestier

The deluxe-edition sets include:
• All five of the Pixies' studio albums on 24k gold-plated CDs and DVD and Blu-ray discs
• A DVD and Blu-ray of the band's previously unreleased 1991 performance at London's Brixton Academy and all of the group's videos

Just when you thought there was nothing left to give, all 3000 copies of the limited-edition sets will be individually numbered and hand-signed by all four members of the Pixies and Vaughan Oliver. The Minotaur Deluxe Edition will retail for $175, while the Minotaur Limited Edition is $495. The collections will be shipped sometime between late-September and mid-October.

Pre-orders start today at

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Passion Pit Unvelis "Little Secrets" April 24

Are you a "Secret" remix genius? Then throw your hat in the ring for Passion Pit's remix contest for a new song off their forthcoming LP, Manners, which is due out on May 19 via Frenchkiss. The Massachusetts electro-rockers are offering snippets of the track "Little Secrets" through their site, encouraging fans to trade with other participating remixers and build their own versions. Fans will vote on the final products, and of the top 10, five will be hand-selected by Passion Pit to be released as part of a special vinyl version of "Little Secrets," while the five runner-ups will receive a copy of the vinyl and a signed Manners CD.

Tour Dates For Passion Pit:

05/23 - George, WA - Sasquatch! Music Festival
05/24 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
05/26 - San Francisco, CA - 365 Club
05/28 - West Hollywood, CA - Troubadour
05/29 - Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex
05/30 - Pomona, CA - The Glass House
06/02 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theatre
06/03 - Austin, TX - Emos
06/04 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
06/05 - Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon
06/06 - Atlanta, GA - The Drunken Unicorn
06/08 - Richmond, VA - The National
06/09 - Washington, DC - Black Cat
06/11 - Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo
06/13 - Covington, KY - Mad Hatter
06/14 - Pontiac, MI - Crofoot Ballroom
06/16 - Toronto, ON - LeeĆ¢€™s Place
06/17 - Buffalo, NY - Mohawk Place
06/18 - Boston, MA - Paradise
06/19 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
06/20 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
07/01 - Longon, UK - Heaven
07/04 - Malsaucy, France - Eurockeennes
09/11 - Isle of Wight, UK - Bestival

Tracklist For Manners:

01. Make Light
02. Little Secrets
03. Moths Wings
04. The Reeling
05. Eyes As Candles
06. Swimming In The Flood
07. Folds In Your Hands
08. To Kingdom Come
09. Sleepyhead
10. Let Your Love Grow Tall
11. Seaweed Song