Archive for August, 2006

The Who’s Endless Wire

August 30th, 2006

Pete Townsend and Roger Daltrey have locked a deal with Universal Republic for the release of Endless Wire, the first new Who album in 24 years. Featuring a truncated version of the mini-opera “Wire & Glass,” the set will hit shelves October 31st. The Who are prepping to tour and showcase their new material beginning in September in Philadelphia. Read more…

By Matthew Kiel Posted in News

Wincing The Night Away with The Shins

August 30th, 2006

Due in January, the third Shins album is completely finished minus a few backing vocals and is set to be mixed in the coming weeks. Titled Wincing The Night Away, the set is likely to contain ten songs and a short introduction.

“It would have been great to have released this a year ago, but the benefits [of waiting] are big. I’m constantly reminded of how much better the project gets as new discoveries are made. That only happens through taking your time and being able to approach it with some new perspective,” frontman James Mercer explained. The Shins will wait till the release of the album before extensive touring.
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By Matthew Kiel Posted in News

Paul Oakenfold – A Lively Mind

August 29th, 2006

Paul is Dead?

Every incarnation of Superman has their kryptonite, and it seems everything’s gone green for superstar DJ Paul Oakenfold on his second completely solo studio album, A Lively Mind. His stature weakened by hard rock and hammy vocals, the man they call “Perfecto” steps back 10 years to when big beat was, well, big, sounding hopelessly lost and uninspired. Read more…

By Adam Blyweiss Posted in Reviews

Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs – Under The Covers, Volume 1

August 28th, 2006

Do The Time Warp, Power Pop Style

As one could gather from their material separately, Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs are influenced and in love with every facet of ’60s pop music. In their first collaborative effort, Under the Covers Volume 1, they take a shot at performing fifteen of the songs which they’re truly smitten with. The result is a collection of already great songs set awash in the power pop that Sweet is known for with a assistance from the sweet, somber-voiced Susanna Hoffs, formerly of Bangles fame. Read more…

By Matthew Kiel Posted in Reviews

Wilco Nails Down Fall Tour

August 27th, 2006

Wilco have come out of the studio long enough to play some dates this fall.

The itinerary looks like this:

Oct. 4: West Lafayette, Ind. (Elliot Hall of Music, Purdue University)
Oct. 6: East Lansing, Mich. (MSU Concert Auditorium)
Oct. 7: Cincinnati (Tall Stacks Festival)
Oct. 8: Louisville, Ky. (Iroquois Amphitheater)
Oct. 9: Huntsville, Ala. (Von Braun Center Concert Hall)
Oct. 10: Oxford, Miss. (Gertrude Ford Center for the Performing Arts)
Oct. 12: Ft. Worth, Texas (Will Rogers Auditorium)
Oct. 13: San Antonio (Sunset Station)
Oct. 15: Wichita, Kan. (Cotillion)
Oct. 16: Springfield, Mo. (Shrine Mosque)
Oct. 18: Morgantown, W.Va. (Mountainaire Ballroom)
Oct. 20: Latrobe, Pa. (Carey Center Gymnasium)

Also in the Wilco arena, Jeff Tweedy’s recent solo tour will be chronicled on a DVD titled
Sunken Treasure. Arriving in stores October 24th, the film was directed by Christop Green and Fugazi drummer Brendan Canty.

The track list is as follows:

“Sunken Treasure”
“The Ruling Class”
“How to Fight Loneliness”
“The Thanks I Get”
“I Am Trying to Break Your Heart”
“Shot in the Arm”
“In a Future Age”
“Laminated Cat”
“(Was I) In Your Dreams”
“Airline to Heaven”
“Heavy Metal Drummer”
“War on War” Read more…

By Matthew Kiel Posted in News

Tribe Called Quest Face Uncertain Future

August 27th, 2006

A Tribe Called Quest’s first tour in six years is just ahead. They recorded a new song, “I C U Doin’ It,” in 2004 for a Violator comp., but it never left the shelf. Even with these, principal member Phife Dawg admits that this may not equal a reunion.

With the passage of time, Phife is thankful for the references to Tribe’s importance in hip-hop history.

“The rap game is so fickle,” he says. “We could have been forgotten and left for dead a long time ago, especially since we haven’t done anything since 1998. For people to still crave seeing us, that’s a blessing. I really think we’re doing ourselves, as well as the fans, an injustice by not handling our business. It’s not going to be like that forever, and we need to take full advantage.”

Phife has recently begun work on Songs In The Key Of Phife, Vol. 1: Cheryl’s Big Son where he hopes for collaborations with Q-Tip and Ali Shaheed Muhammad. Read more…

By Matthew Kiel Posted in News

Bob Marley Coins

August 25th, 2006

For the second time, the Bank of Jamaica is releasing coins with the dreadlocked likness of Bob Marley. One thousand were produced by the British Royal Mint and are being sold at $100 each. The coins were intended to commemorate Marley’s 60th birthday in 2005. Read more…

By Matthew Kiel Posted in News

Aerosmith Bassist Taking A Breather

August 25th, 2006

Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton will be sidelined a few dates during the band’s forthcoming Route Of All Evil tour. Hamilton is fresh off of a seven-week radiation treatment course for throat cancer. He plans to have fully recovered and joined the tour by mid-October. Stepping up to fill in will be longtime friend of the band David Hull who also played in the Joe Perry Project.

Aerosmith will be making the following stops with Motley Crue:

9/5 in Columbus, OH at Germain Amphitheatre
9/9 in Pittsburgh, PA at Post Gazette Pavillion
9/21 in Charlotte, NC at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
9/23 in Philadelphia, PA at Tweeter Center
9/26 in Boston, MA at Tweeter Center
9/28 in Boston, MA at Tweeter Center
9/30 in Washington, DC at Nissan Pavillion
10/5 in Chicago, IL at First Midwest Bank Ctr.
10/7 in Milwaukee, WI at Alpine Valley
10/13 in Indianapolis, IN at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
10/15 in St. Louis, MO at UMB Bank Pavillion
10/17 in Kansas City, MO at Verizon Wireless
10/19 in Nashville, TN at Starwood Amphitheatre
10/21 in Virginia Beach, VA at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
10/23 in Raleigh, NC at Alltel Amphitheatre
11/2 in Mountain View, CA at Shorline Amphitheatre
11/13 in Phoenix, AZ at Cricket Pavillion
11/17 in San Antonio, TX at Verizon Amphitheatre
11/19 in Houston, TX at Cynthia Woods Pavillion
11/22 in Tampa, FL at Ford Amphitheatre
11/24 in West Palm Beach, FL at Sound Advice Amphitheatre
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By Matthew Kiel Posted in News

Dylan’s Tour Support

August 24th, 2006

Bob Dylan has chosen a formidable supporting cast for the tour behind is forthcoming album, Modern Times. Kings Of Leon will begin with Dylan on October 11th. After passing the baton to Foo Fighters, who’ll be performing accoustically for the second leg, The Raconteurs will anchor support for the home stretch which ends November 18th in Philadelphia.

Catch Dylan and company at one of the following:

Oct. 11: Vancouver (Pacific Coliseum)
Oct. 13: Seattle (Key Arena)
Oct. 14: Portland, Ore. (Memorial Coliseum)
Oct. 16-17: San Francisco (Bill Graham Civic)
Oct. 18: Sacramento, Calif. (ARCO Arena)
Oct. 20: Los Angeles (The Forum)
Oct. 22: San Diego (Cox Arena)
Oct. 24: Denver (Fillmore)
Oct. 25: Lincoln, Neb. (Pershing Auditorium)
Oct. 27-28: Chicago (Sears Centre)
Oct. 29: St. Paul, Minn. (Xcel Energy Center)
Oct. 31: Madison, Wis. (Kohl Center)
Nov. 2: Detroit (Palace of Auburn Hills)
Nov. 3: London, Ontario (John Labatt Centre)
Nov. 5: Ottawa, Ontario (Scotiabank Place)
Nov. 7: Toronto (Air Canada Centre)
Nov. 8: Montreal ( Bell Centre)
Nov. 9: Portland, Maine (Cumberland County Civic Center)
Nov. 11-12: Boston (Agganis Arena)
Nov. 13: Uniondale, N.Y. (Nassau Coliseum)
Nov. 15: Amherst, Mass. (Univ. of MA Mullins Center)
Nov. 16: East Rutherford, N.J. (Continental Airlines Arena)
Nov. 17: Fairfax, Va. (Patriot Center)
Nov. 18: Philadelphia (Wachovia Spectrum)
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By Anonymous Posted in News

Jonah Matranga – There’s A Lot In Here

August 24th, 2006

A Lot of Talent in Here

Jonah Matranga no longer wants to be entirely anonymous. After five years under the moniker onelinedrawing, Matranga has released the solo CD/DVD There’s A Lot In Here under his own name. The disc documents Jonah’s ultimate DIY tour with his trusty guitar and R2-D2 drum machine, playing in friend’s houses and the occasional actual venue. Read more…

By Danielle Reicherter Posted in Reviews