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