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Bonde Do Role’s North American Tour

June 30th, 2007

In support of their recent debut album With Lasers, Bonde Do Role have announced the dates of an extensive North American tour in later summer and early fall.

The Brazilians, who had to cancel US dates supporting CSS earlier this month due to DJ Rodrigo Gorky’s emergency dental surgery, will now headline several dates beginning on September 11th in Washington DC.

The tour dates are:

9/11 Washington, DC, Black Cat
9/12 Baltimore, MD, Sonar
9/13 Philadelphia, PA, Johnny Brenda’s
9/14 New York, NY, American Museum of Natural History
9/15 Brooklyn, NY, TBA
9/17 Allston, MA, Harper’s Ferry
9/18 Montreal, QB, La Sala Rossa
9/19 Toronto, ONT, Cabaret
9/20 Detroit, MI, Magic Stick
9/21 Chicago, IL, Empty Bottle
9/22 Minneapolis, MN, Triple Rock Social Club
9/25 Vancouver, BC, Richards on Richards
9/26 Seattle, WA, Neumos
9/27 Portland, OR, Holocene
9/28 San Francisco, CA, The Independent
9/29 Los Angeles, CA, Echoplex
10/1 San Diego, CA, Casbah
10/2 Tucson, AZ, Plush
10/4 Austin, TX, Emo’s Jr
10/5 Dallas, TX, Palladium Loft
10/6 Baton Rouge, LA, Spanish Moon
10/8 Tallahassee, FL, Beta Bar
10/9 Gainesville, FL, Common Grounds
10/10 Jacksonville, FL, TSI
10/11 Orlando, FL, The Club at Firestone
10/12 Atlanta, GA, MJQ Concourse
10/13 Chapel Hill, NC, Local 506
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By Zachary Preston Posted in News

Bonnaroo: A Green Success

June 30th, 2007

In addition to musical success, Bonnaroo 2007 was also an environmentally-conscious victory, greatly reducing waste via numerous initiatives. Over the course of the festival, held June 14th through the 17th, the Bonnaroo crew, in partnership with Tennessee-based company WastAway, managed to turn 250 tons of festival garbage into construction material and park benches, redirecting over 60 percent of the event’s waste from landfills. Organic cotton t-shirts, biodegradable concession service items, and biodiesel fuel were also utilized; the latter prevented 30,000 gallons of diesel fuel byproduct from entering the atmosphere. Furthermore, tree-free posters and post-consumer recycled toilet paper were used, while the Solar Stage ran entirely off the sun. Read more…

By Zachary Preston Posted in News

Fats Domino Tribute Album

June 30th, 2007

Numerous music legends have teamed their talents for Goin’ Home: A Tribute to Fats Domino. The upcoming charity tribute double-disc is due September 25th via Vanguard. Proceeds will be donated to New Orleans public school music programs and to rebuilding Domino’s Hurricane Katrina-ravaged home.

Domino, 79, donated a portion of proceeds from his last album, 2006’s Alive and Kickin’, to New Orleans musician non-profit Tipitina’s Foundation. Organizers at Tipitina’s, in turn, organized “Goin’ Home” in his honor.

Here is a list of confirmed contributions to Goin’ Home: A Tribute to Fats Domino:

“Ain’t That a Shame,” John Lennon
“Don’t Leave Me This Way,” Dr. John
“I Want To Walk You Home,” Paul McCartney
“I’m Walkin’,” Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
“Blueberry Hill,” Elton John
“Blue Monday,” Randy Newman
“Don’t Leave Me This Way,” Dr. John
“Let the Four Winds Blow,” Toots and the Maytals
“When I See You,” Olu Dara with Donald Harrison
“Trombone Shorty,” Lenny Kravitz with the Rebirth Brass Band, Troy
“Whole Lotta Lovin’,” Andrews, Fred Wesley, Pee Wee Ellis and Maceo Parker
“I’m in Love Again & All by Myself,” Bonnie Raitt & John Cleary
“It Keeps Rainin’,” Robert Plant with the Lil’ Band O’ Gold
“Goin’ Home,” BB King with Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk
“My Girl Josephine,” Taj Mahal with The New Orleans Social Club
“Please Don’t Leave Me,” Art Neville
“I Hear You Knockin’,” Willie Nelson
“I Just Can’t Get New Orleans Off My Mind,” Irma Thomas and Marcia Ball
“I’m Gonna Be a Wheel,” Herbie Hancock with George Porter Jr., Zigaboo Modeliste and Renard Poche
“One Night (Of Sin),” Corinne Bailey Rae
“Don’t Blame It on Me,” Bruce Hornsby
“I Live My Life,” Lucinda Williams
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By Zachary Preston Posted in News

Sonic Youth Via Starbucks

June 30th, 2007

A Sonic Youth greatist hits compilation called Hits Are for Squares will be co-released by Starbucks Entertainment and Universal Special Markets early next year. It will be sold at select Starbucks locations in eight U.S. markets (including New York, Chicago and Seattle) as well as online at hearmusic.com.

The limited-edition CD will feature Sonic Youth songs handpicked by Chloe Sevigny, Dave Eggers, Michelle Williams and other celebrity enthusiasts. The participants will also each write a few words, explaining their selections, for the liner notes. In addition to the hit selections, Sonic Youth will feature one new track exlusive to the compilation.

Thurston Moore is also looking ahead to the September 18th release of a new solo album, Trees Outside the Academy, which he will support with some live shows. Read more…

By Zachary Preston Posted in News

Coney Island’s Siren Music Festival 2007

June 30th, 2007

Siren Music Festival 2007, Coney Island’s seventh annual free all-day, all-ages music extravaganza hosted by New York City’s alt-weekly the Village Voice, is on July 21st.

The festival’s bill includes the New York Dolls, M.I.A., Cursive, We Are Scientists, Voxtrot, Matt and Kim, Black Lips, Dr. Dog, Noisettes, Lavender Diamond, the Detroit Cobras, Elvis Perkins in Dearland, the Twilight Sad, and White Rabbits. DJs Gibby Haynes and Tarts of Pleasure both will be spinning throughout the event.

Head out to Coney Island this summer and enjoy a stroll down the boardwalk, a Famous Nathan’s hot dog, a cool drink by the seaside, a scary-as-hell whip around the Cyclone rollercoaster, and the smorgasbord of tunes set to blare from the park July 21st, for Coney Island’s vintage sentiment and free music won’t last forever. Read more…

By Zachary Preston Posted in News

Devendra Banhart’s New Album and Tour

June 29th, 2007

Devendra Banhart has released details of his fifth studio on his MySpace page. He revealed that he is currently mixing the as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2005’s Cripple Crow.

Banhart also disclosed the dates of an extensive North American tour set for late summer and early fall, which includes a stop at Seattle’s Bumbershoot Festival on September 2nd.

Tour dates:

9/1 Vancouver, BC, Commodore Ballroom
9/2 Seattle, WA, Bumbershoot Festival
9/4 Portland, OR, Crystal Ballroom
9/6 Santa Cruz, CA, Rio Theater
9/7 Berkeley, CA, Campus Zellerbach Hall
9/10 Denver, CO, Ogden Theater – Native American benefit
9/12 Omaha, NE, Sokol Auditorium
9/13 Lawrence, KS, Liberty Hall Theater
9/15 Minneapolis, MN, First Avenue
9/16 Milwaukee, WI, Pabst Theater
9/18 Chicago, IL, Portage Theater
9/19 Detroit, MI, Majestic Theater
9/21 Toronto, Danforth Music Hall
9/22 Montreal, Theatre National
9/23 Burlington, VT, Davis Center Grand Ballroom
9/25 Boston, MA, Roxy Ballroom
9/27 New York, NY, Grand Ballroom
9/29 Philadelphia, PA, Theater of Living Arts
10/1 Washington DC, Sixth and I Historic Synagogue
10/4 Nashville TN, City Hall
10/6 Dallas, TX, Granada Theater
10/7 Austin, TX, La Zona Rosa
10/9 Albuquerque, NM, Sunshine Theater – Native American benefit
10/10 Tucson, AZ, Rialto Theater
10/12 Phoenix, AZ, Marquee Theater
10/13 Los Angeles, CA, Orpheum
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By Zachary Preston Posted in News

Built to Spill On Tour

June 29th, 2007

Boise-based indie rockers Built to Spill have mapped a North American tour in two legs to back 2006’s You in Reverse. The band takes a break from the road in August.

Tour dates:

6/30, Minneapolis, MN (First Avenue)
7/2, Cleveland, OH (Grog Shop)
7/3, Lancaster, PA (Chameleon)
7/5, Boston, MA (Avalon Ballroom)
7/6, Philadelphia, PA (Electric Factory)
7/7, Brooklyn, NY (McCarren Park Pool)
7/8, Washington, DC (9:30 Club)
7/14, Burlington, VT (Higher Ground South)
7/16, Detroit, MI (St. Andrew’s Hall)
7/17, Chicago, IL (Vic Theatre)
7/18, Omaha, NE (Slowdown)
7/20, Denver, CO (Ogden Theatre)
7/21, Salt Lake City, UT (The Depot)

9/7, Boulder, CO (Fox Theatre)
9/8, Boulder, CO (Fox Theatre)
9/10, Las Vegas, NV (House of Blues)
9/11, Tempe, AZ (Marquee Theatre)
9/12, San Diego, CA (House of Blues)
9/13, Los Angeles, CA (Henry Fonda Theatre)
9/14, Los Angeles, CA (Henry Fonda Theatre)
9/16, San Francisco, CA (Treasure Island Festival)
9/18, Arcata, CA (Kate Buchanan Hall)
9/19, Eugene, OR (WOW Hall)
9/20, Portland, OR (The Crystal Ballroom)
9/21, Portland, OR (The Crystal Ballroom)
9/22, Spokane, WA (The Big Easy Concert Hall)
9/23, Bozeman, MT (Gallatin County Fairgrounds)
9/25, Fargo, ND (House of Rock/Playmaker’s)
9/26, Winnipeg, MB (Garrick Centre at the Marlborough)
9/27, Saskatoon, SK (Louis’ Pub)
9/28, Calgary, AB (MacEwan Hall Ballroom)
10/1, Victoria, BC (Sugar Nightclub)
10/2, Vancouver, BC (The Commodore Ballroom)
10/4, Seattle, WA (The Showbox)
10/5, Seattle, WA (The Showbox)
10/6, Seattle, WA (The Showbox)
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By Zachary Preston Posted in News

The Pipettes – We Are The Pipettes

June 29th, 2007


Girls Gone Bad

The Pipettes’ debut album We Are The Pipettes is retro fun. They’re bad in a 50’s girl-group-with-teased-hair kind of way, unruly and experienced like the Pink Ladies in Grease, and they sing with English accents. What’s not to love? Read more…

By Jacquie Frisco Posted in Reviews

New Solo Album for Depeche Mode Singer

June 28th, 2007

Depeche Mode frontman Dave Gahan is set to release the follow-up to his 2003 solo album Paper Monsters sometime in October.

Hourglass was recorded in New York and will be mixed by Beck and Kinks producer Tony Hoffer this July.

“We were very aware of the importance of keeping urgency in the sound and a feeling of spontaneity.” Gahan says. “We didn’t want to get bogged down in trying to make everything sound perfect. You want to keep the rough edges.”

The Hourglass tracklisting is said to include the following:

‘Saw Something’
‘Use You’
‘Endless’
‘21 Days’
‘A Little Lie’
‘Deeper and Deeper’
‘Love Will Leave’
‘Down’
‘Miracles’
‘Tomorrow’
‘Kingdom’

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By Robert Huff Posted in News

White Stripes Have Best Debut Ever

June 28th, 2007

The White Stripes hit the ground running this week, debuting at number 2 on the US Billboard Charts with their new album Icky Thump.

Selling 223,000 copies, Thump is the best debut in the Stripes’ career to date.

The week’s other notable debut came from Bon Jovi, whose new effort marked the first number debut on the charts for him since 1988.

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By Robert Huff Posted in News