Archive for July, 2006

The Submarines Live at The Echo in Los Angeles, July 7th 2006

July 31st, 2006

A line of people outside an unmarked building was the only sign The Echo Nightclub needed to inform passersby that they had reached the trendy bar in Echo Park. But once you entered the front door, there was only empty darkness. The crowd trickled in slowly, barely making a dent in the spacious club, as they awaited the four bands ending with the popular groups Little Ones and Dios Malos. Read more…

By Megan Clinard Posted in Editorials

Old Crow Medicine Show – Down Home Girl

July 30th, 2006

Music Any Down Home Girl Will Love

Do you ever miss that down-home music of old? The type of songs Ma and Pa would play after a long day on the ranch. Well, even if you never set foot outside the city, you can still enjoy the early folk sounds of Old Crow Medicine Show on their EP Down Home Girl. Read more…

By Megan Clinard Posted in Reviews

New BLLT Single, Tour

July 29th, 2006

UK indie band The Boy Least Likely To have announced the release of the single “Hugging My Grudge.” The single will be available on CD, seven-inch, limited edition picture disc, and as a download when it hit stores August 21st. The band will also play a handful of shows throughout the UK from August through October. Read more…

By Matthew Kiel Posted in News

Jimmy Eat World At Home

July 29th, 2006

Jimmy Eat World are poised to start recording their next album in their own Tempe, Arizona studio with producer Butch Vig. According to drummer Zach Lind, the band has upwards around 17 songs for the currently untitled album. No clear release date has been projected.
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By Matthew Kiel Posted in News

Iron Maiden Tour

July 29th, 2006

Beginning October 4th, Iron Maiden will hit 11 arenas in just over two weeks in support of their upcoming album, A Matter of Life and Death. The album will arrive in stores on September 5th. Bullet For My Valentine will support Iron Maiden at 9 of the 11 shows.

The itinerary is as follows:

Oct. 4: Hartford, Conn. (New England Dodge Music Center)
Oct. 6: Boston (Agganis Arena)
Oct. 7: Camden, N.J. (Tweeter Center)
Oct. 9: Quebec City, Queb. (Colisee Pepsi)
Oct. 10: Montreal (Bell Centre)
Oct. 12: Uniondale, N.Y. (Nassau Coliseum)
Oct. 13: East Rutherford, N.J. (Continental Airlines Arena)
Oct. 16: Toronto (Air Canada Centre)
Oct. 17: Auburn Hills, Mich. (Palace of Auburn Hills)
Oct. 18: Chicago (Allstate Arena)
Oct. 21: Irvine, Calif. (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)

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By Matthew Kiel Posted in News

Pollard’s Normal Happiness

July 29th, 2006

Former Guided By Voices leader, the hard-working Robert Pollard will on October 10th release his second solo album of the year, Normal Happiness. Pollard will once again collaborate with Todd Tobias as he did on From A Compound Eye. October and November will also see Pollard hitting the road in support of Normal Happiness. No dates have been set in stone yet.

The album will play out something like this:

Accidental Texas Who
Whispering Whip
Supernatural Car Lover
Boxing About
Serious Bird Woman (You Turn Me On)
Get a Faceful
Towers and Landslides
I Feel Gone Again
Gasoline Ragtime
Rhoda Rhoda
Give Up the Grape
Pegasus Glue Factory
Top of My Game
Tomorrow Will Not Be Another Day
Join the Eagles
Full Sun (Dig the Slowness)?
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By Matthew Kiel Posted in News

The Raconteurs – Broken Boy Soldiers

July 29th, 2006

Jack & The Dominos

Soul. Some may argue the genesis of what was termed “rock and roll” comes from the intrepid desire of then young musicians to bring soul to the stale music that filled their world. Decades later, some may also wonder if the “soul” many strived so hard to bring to popular music has been lost. Would such a modern-day skeptic find solace in The Raconteurs’ debut Broken Boy Soldiers? Read more…

By Raymond Flotat Posted in Reviews

Oasis Stop The Clocks

July 29th, 2006

On November 21st, the brit-pop flag-carriers Oasis will release their first career retrospective entitled Stop The Clocks. The set will include 18 tracks that were handpicked by the members of the band. No official tracklist has been announced and Oasis have been taking a break from the road and studio since the conclusion of their world tour in March.
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By Matthew Kiel Posted in News

Killers Debut Sam’s Town

July 28th, 2006

On July 24th, The Killers premiered their sophomore album Sam’s Town in New York. The album will hit stores October 30th. The band will also tour Europe in October and hit North America beginning in November.

Here’s the rundown of Sam’s Town:

Sam’s Town
When You Were Young
For Reasons Unknown
Read My Mind
Uncle Jonny
My List
This River Is Wild
Why Do I Keep Counting?
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By Matthew Kiel Posted in News

The Format – Dog Problems

July 28th, 2006

Flight of Fancy

The Format’s sophomore release, Dog Problems, is an indie pop gem. It’s almost impossible to listen without bopping your head to their quirky, unabashedly cheery tunes with imaginative orchestrations. Read more…

By Jacquie Frisco Posted in Reviews