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Foreign Born On Tour

November 30th, 2007

2007 has proven to be quite an impressive one for the Californian quartet Foreign Born. Those who have been watching, have witnessed them evolve from a mere “local band with a catchy sound” to a fine specimen of a nationally known and respected force, beyond buzz worthy and about to go onto mightier things in 2008.

It all started with a humble signing to Los Angeles based trendsetting Indie label Dim Mak, when they caught the ear of Steve Aoki. They signed this summer and soon released their already made (self paid) debut album On The Wing Now at the end of summer 2007. Amongst all the day glow indie electro madness of this very same year, expectations were rather modest but the Foreign Born camp was soon pleasantly surprised, as critical acclaim soon began to pour onto print and on the web as more began to hear the album.

Tour dates:

12/1 – San Francisco – Slim’s*
12/2 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey*
12/3 – San Diego, CA – Casbah*
12/4 – Tuscon, AZ – Plush*
02/17 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
02/18 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
02/19 – Seattle, WA – Neumo’s
02/23 – Chicago, IL – Schuba’s
02/24 – Columbus, OH – Ohio State U Wexner Ctr.
02/25 – Pittsburgh, PA – Andy Warhol Museum
02/26 – Washington DC, DC – The Rock & Roll Hotel
02/29 – NYC, NY – Bowery Ballroom
03/1 – Cambridge, MA – Middle East

* With VHS or Beta
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By Zachary Preston Posted in News

Lanegan & Dulli Return As The Gutter Twins

November 30th, 2007

Sub Pop veterans Greg Dulli and Mark Lanegan return to the label in its 20th year under the moniker The Gutter Twins for the March 4 worldwide release of Saturnalia, their highly anticipated first album. In addition, the band has announced a handful of very special US and European show dates to preview the complex and carefully crafted songs in advance of the official record release.

Mark Lanegan rose to fame as singer for the much loved Seattle band Screaming Trees qnd Greg Dulli as the magnetic leader of the Afghan Whigs.

For more information on The Gutter Twins please visit www.subpop.com/media/the_gutter_twins.

Tour dates:

2/14 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
2/19 – Paris, France – Maroquinerie
2/21 – London, England – Koko
2/23 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg
3/1 – San Francisco, CA – Noise Pop – Bimbo’s
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By Zachary Preston Posted in News

2008 Noise Pop Festival

November 30th, 2007

The Noise Pop Festival returns in 2008 from February 26 to March 2. Over six nights, Noise Pop 16 will take over the best-loved venues in San Francisco, to host unforgettable performances by Magnetic Fields, The Mountain Goats, The Gutter Twins and dozens of other important indie rock, electronic, punk and cutting edge musical artists, transforming the city into an almost week-long celebration of the finest that the underground and not-so-underground has to offer, nationally and locally. Details are at noisepop.com.

2007 marked Noise Pop’s 15th year as San Francisco’s premier celebration of independent music, art, film and culture and 2008 is the festival’s sweet 16 party. Established in San Francisco in 1993, Noise Pop started as a one-night event featuring the best underground rock bands that the Bay Area could dish up. Flash forward to 2007 and the Noise Pop Festival is another beast entirely. With live music as it’s focal point, Noise Pop has developed into full-scale cultural happening, adding gallery art shows, a music-themed film festival, educational panel discussions with musicians and music industry professions, an indie designer trunk sale and a number of planned as well as spontaneous shin-digs. Read more…

By Zachary Preston Posted in News

Jay-Z – Kingdom Come

November 30th, 2007


Retirement Followed By A Comeback

What would a retired star be without at least one comeback? Michael Jordan did it, and as Jay-Z raps in “Show Me What U Got,” “I am the Mike Jordan of recordin’.” After announcing his retirement in 2004, Jay-Z presents a new string of beats featuring contributions from new and old artists, creating an undeniably brilliant album. Read more…

By Libby Parent Posted in Reviews

My Bloody Valentine Will Go Digital

November 29th, 2007

Shoegazer legends My Bloody Valentine have announced that, a la Radiohead, they too will release their long-awaited follow-up to Loveless.

According to their manger, Vinita Joshi in London, “At the moment, all I can say is that Kevin is getting the band back together and they will go into the studio next month to work on the new record. The plan is that they will release the album themselves via the Internet, but there will also probably be a vinyl release.”

The ongoing Coachella rumors haven’t been given any creedence by Joshi either. “If the band had been booked to play any summer festivals, I’d know about it,” Joshi says. “We’ll see how the summer shows go first.” However, My Bloody Valentine will be performing shows in the UK as previously reported. It has beeb confirmed that the four members of the band’s classic lineup – Kevin Shields, Belinda Butcher, Colm O’Ciosoig and Debbie Googe – are involved in the reunion. Read more…

By Matthew Kiel Posted in News

New Sia in January

November 29th, 2007

Singer/Songwriter and frequent Zero 7 vocalist Sia will be releasing her forthcoming album via Hear Music on January 8, 2008. Titled some people have REAL problems, the disc will be available at Starbucks locations and traditional music retailers everywhere. Read more…

By Matthew Kiel Posted in News

Editors Tour

November 29th, 2007

The Editors are hitting the road in support of 2007’s An End Has A Start accompanied by Hot Hot Heat and Louis XIV. The tour will cover the US from January 8 to February 14 with 27 shows.

The itinerary is as follows:

Jan. 8th – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
Jan. 9th – Saint Petersburg, FL – Jannus Landing
Jan. 10th – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues
Jan. 11th – Atlanta, GA – Roxy
Jan. 12th – Nashville, TN – Wildhorse
Jan. 14th – Norfolk, VA – The Norva
Jan. 15th – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
Jan. 17th – New York – Terminal 5
Jan. 18th – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
Jan. 19th – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
Jan. 20th – Montreal, QC – Club Soda
Jan. 22nd – Toronto, ON – Koolhaus
Jan. 23rd – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
Jan. 25th – Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre
Jan. 26th – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre
Jan. 27th – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater
Jan. 29th – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
Jan. 30th – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Cafe
Feb. 1st – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
Feb. 4th – Seattle, WA – Showbox At The Market
Feb. 5th – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
Feb. 6th – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
Feb. 8th – San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre
Feb. 9th – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
Feb. 10th – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
Feb. 13th – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
Feb. 14th – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues Read more…

By Matthew Kiel Posted in News

Coaxial – Coaxial

November 28th, 2007


Hip Hop’s Poets

You want to resurrect hip hop / how can you save what isn’t dead? So implores Coaxial front man Beegs Alchemy on “Galatic Tusnami” in response to the music elitists, tastemakers, and record reviewers who claim that hip hop is moribund. It’s an interesting observation from one not within the halls of rap music’s “successes” and far from its accompanying prizes – monetary and otherwise. But perhaps Beegs is right in his assessment of the state of rap music. While other artists, in their quest for genuine hip hop legitimacy, are sounding off about the genre’s bling-bling aesthetic, the pair behind the Long Beach indie hip hop team see the game as evolving rather than withering away. Read more…

By Ben De Leon Posted in Reviews

New Music Festival Coming to Jersey

November 28th, 2007

C3 Presents, the company behind Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits, has teamed with the U.K.’s Festival Republic (producer of the Glastonbury Festival) to roll out a new music festival in Vineland, New Jersey for a Summer 2008 debut. The Vineland Music Festival will tentatively take place August 8-10 at a 500-acre private farm 40 minutes outside of Philadelphia. The projected capacity is said to be around 80,000 people.

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By Robert Huff Posted in News

Radiohead Announce First 2008 Dates

November 28th, 2007

Radiohead have confirmed the first two dates of their 2008 tour in support of In Rainbows. The performances will occur at the Southside and Hurricane Festivals in Germany from June 20-22. US dates in May as well as a Glastonbury performance are rumored as well but have yet to be confirmed.

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By Robert Huff Posted in News