Archive for April, 2008

Bela Karoli – Furnished Rooms

April 30th, 2008

This isn’t the Olympics…

If the name Bela Karoli sounds familiar, it isn’t. This all-female Colorado trio has commandeered the name of Bela Karolyi, the Olympic gymnastics coach, to create instant name recognition. However, to the listener’s dismay, it only takes a few notes to realize that this is not the Bela Karoli they vaguely remember. Read more…

By Camille Thien Posted in Reviews

Preview Coldplay

April 29th, 2008

Beginning today, fans can get a free preview of the first single from Coldplay’s upcoming June disc, Viva La Vida.

The download is available at . Read more…

By Sandra Friedman Posted in News

Voodoo Experience 2008: The Tenth Ritual

April 29th, 2008

October 24-26 will see the tenth edition of the Voodoo Experience descend upon New Orleans with its offering of local talent and big names. Representing the latter camp are the likes of REM, Stone Temple Pilots and Nine Inch Nails. The Neville Brothers will also make their first Voodoo appearance. Local artists making their mark on the 2008 edition are The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Irving Mayfield’s New Orleans Jazz Orchestra and The New Orleans Bingo! Show. Billed as a celebration of the culture of New Orleans, The Tenth Ritual will take place in City Park amidst lush lagoons, bayous and a mere minutes away from the French Quarter. Read more…

By Matthew Kiel Posted in News

Mindless Self Indulgence’s if and U.S. Tour

April 27th, 2008

Mindless Self Indulgence (MSI) are set to release if on April 29 (UCR/The End Records). The album, which has already been released online, will be offered in four different versions. The artwork for two of these, a limited edition deluxe edition and 12″ vinyl edition, were done by famed animator Jhonen Vasquez.

Downloads for the online version of the album, released on April 21 via MySpace (, exceeded 680,000 unique plays in one day’s time. MSI are currently the number one band on MySpace Music in all countries and all genres.

Currently on a nearly sold-out tour in the UK, MSI will coming to the U.S. and Canada for an extensive tour with (but not limited to) The Birthday Massacre, Combichrist, London After Midnight, Hollowboy, Tub Ring, Fake Shark Real Zombie, and A Kiss Could Be Deadly in select cities.

Tour dates (with The Birthday Massacre):

4/29 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
4/30 – Millvale, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre
5/01 – Baltimore, MD – Ram’s Head Live
5/02 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
5/03 – Rutherford, NJ – Bamboozle East
5/04 – Norfolk, VA – The Norva
5/06 – Jacksonville, FL – Freebird Live
5/07 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Landing
5/08 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
5/09 – Orlando, FL – The Club Firestone
5/10 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
5/12 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
5/13 – Houston, TX – Meridian
5/14 – Dallas, TX – Palladium Ballroom
5/15 – San Antonio, TX – Scout Bar
5/16 – Austin, TX – La Zona Rosa
5/18 – El Paso, TX – Club 101
5/19 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theatre
5/21 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
5/23 – SF, CA – Grand Ballroom @ Regency
5/24 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
5/25 – Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues
5/27 – Sacramento, CA – Empire
5/29 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre
5/30 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
5/31 – Spokane, WA – Big East Concert House
6/01 – Vancouver, BC – Croatian Cultural Centre
6/03 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
6/04 – Calgary, AB – The Warehouse
6/06 – Salt Lake City, UT – Avalon Theatre
6/07 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
6/08 – Omaha, NE – Sokol Auditorium
6/09 – Kansas City, MO – Beaumont Club
6/10 – Wichita, KS – The Cotillion
6/12 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenues
6/13 – Chicago, IL – Congress Theatre
6/14 – Sauget, IL – Pop’s
6/15 – Milwaukee, WI – The Eagles Club
6/17 – Nashville, TN – Rocketown
6/18 – Louisville, KY – Headliner’s Music Hall
6/20 – Rapids, MI – Orbit Room Grand
6/21 – Detroit, MI – Harpo’s
6/22 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
6/23 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
6/25 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre
6/28 – Toronto, ON – Kool Haus
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By Zachary Preston Posted in News

The Orb Dream on New Album

April 25th, 2008

The UK electronica/house music/ambient group The Orb has set a June 17, 2008 release date for their latest album The Dream. Although they have not released a studio album since 2003, both founders Alex Patterson and Youth have been collaborating in London and decided despite their independent successes, they were a stronger musical force working together. As with past albums, The Dream features guests vocalists, including System 7’s Steve Hillage, Battersea toaster-singer Eric Walker, aka “The Corporal,” Aki Omori, Andy Caine, and Juliet Roberts.
The Orb are set to play various festivals across the UK this summer.

The Dream Track Listing:
The Dream [The Future Academy Of Noise, Rhythm And Gardening Mix]
Vuja De
Something Special
A Beautiful day
DDD [Dirty Disco Dub]
The Truth Is…
Phantom Of Ukraine Mother Nature
Lost & Found
The Forest Of Lyonesse
High Noon
Sleeping Tiger & The Gods Unknown
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By Gretchen Meier Posted in News

Less Than Jake Return to Their Roots in Their New Album

April 25th, 2008

Less Than Jake has announced the release of their upcoming album GNV FLA for June 24, 2008. This will be their first new record off their self-owned and controlled indie label Sleep It Off Records. Recorded at Atlas Records in Chicago and produced by Matt Allison, who has also produced albums by Rise Against, Alkaline Trio, and The Falcon, this album will signify a return to Less Than Jake’s roots, both geographically and stylistically. The album title represents their hometown, Gainesville, FL, and can be described as a “traditional” sounding Less Than Jake album, but with socially conscious themes.

GNV FLA Track Listing:
City Of Gainesville
The State Of Florida
Does the Lion City Still Roar?
Summon Monsters
Abandon Ship
Handshake Meets Pokerface
Settling Son
Malachi Richter’s Liquor’s Quicker
Golden Age Of My Negative Ways
The Space They Can’t Touch
Conviction Notice
This One’s Gonna Leave A Bruise
The Life Of The Party Has Left The Building
Devil In My DNA

Sleep It Off Records has also released four of Less Than Jake’s previous records with expanded DVD content (Pezcore, Goodbye, Blue & White, Losers, Kings and Things We Don’t Understand, and the DVD The People’s History of Less Than Jake).

Prior to the release, Less Than Jake will be touring, beginning with on April 30, 2008, in Nashville, TN, May 1, 2008, in Raleigh, NC, and May 3, 2008, at The Bamboozle in East Rutherford, NJ. Less Than Jake will continue to travel headlining the SHOUT IT LOUD Tour until July 29, 2008. Their tour mates this summer include Goldfinger, Suburban Legends, Mustard Plug, Big D and the Kids Table, Westbound Train, Drop Kick Murphys, and Paul Green’s School of Rock All-Stars.

Tour Dates Below:

Apr 30 – Rocketown – Nashville, TN
May 01 – Lincoln Theatre – Raleigh, NC
May 03 – Bamboozle – East Rutherford, NJ
May 05 – “Cinco de Mustache” @ Valarium – Knoxville, TN
May 06 – The Music Farm – Charleston, SC

w/ Mustard Plug, Suburban Legends
Jun 17 – Jannus Landing – St. Petersburg, FL
Jun 18 – Revolution – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Jun 19 – House of Blues – Lake Buena Vista, FL
Jun 20 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
Jun 21 – House of Blues – N. Myrtle Beach, SC
Jun 22 – The Norva – Norfolk, VA

w/ Goldfinger, Westbound Train, Suburban Legends
Jun 23 – Rams Head Live! – Baltimore, MD
Jun 25 – The Palladium – Worcester, MA
Jun 27 – Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel – Providence, RI

w/ Dropkick Murphys, Goldfinger, Paul Green’s School of Rock All-Stars, Westbound Train, Suburban Legends
Jun 29 – Penn’s Landing – Philadelphia, PA

w/ Goldfinger, Big D and The Kids Table, Suburban Legends
Jul 01 – Royal Oak Music Theatre – Royal Oak, MI
Jul 02 – Congress Theatre – Chicago, IL
Jul 03 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
Jul 04 – Summerfest – Milwaukee, WI
Jul 05 – Sokol Auditorium – Omaha, NE
Jul 07 – The Pageant – St. Louis, MO
Jul 08 – House Of Blues – Cleveland, OH
Jul 09 – Kool Haus – Toronto, ON

w/ Big D and The Kids Table, Suburban Legends
Jul 10 – The Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY
Jul 11 – Hampton Beach Casino – Hampton Beach, NH
Jul 12 – The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY
Jul 13 – Water Street Music Hall – Rochester, NY
Jul 14 – Toad’s Place Richmond – Richmond, VA
Jul 16 – House Of Blues – New Orleans, LA
Jul 17 – Meridian – Houston, TX
Jul 18 – House Of Blues – Dallas, TX
Jul 20 – Gothic Theatre – Englewood, CO

w/ Goldfinger, Big D and the Kids Table, Suburban Legends
Jul 21 – The Great Salt Air – Magna, UT
Jul 24 – House Of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
Jul 25 – RegencyCenter @ TheGrand – San Francisco, CA
Jul 26 – Wiltern Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
Jul 27 – The Grove of Anaheim – Anaheim, CA
Jul 29 – House Of Blues – San Diego, CA Read more…

By Gretchen Meier Posted in News

Type O Negative Headline Jagermeister Tour ‘08

April 25th, 2008

Type O Negative is co-headlining the 2008 Jagermeister Music Tour with Hatebreed. After 18 years of recording – their debut album, Slow, Deep and Hard was released in 1990 – Type O is touring to promote the re-release of their 2007 album Dead Again, released on SPV Records. The album debuted at #27 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart.

The first version of the re-release of Dead Again has a special red cover and includes a bonus DVD of live performances, interviews, as well as studio videos. A limited-edition triple-vinyl box set was also released and includes recordings on high-quality 180-gram vinyl, in addition to the bonus DVD, a t-shirt, and mp3 files of the album. Both versions were released on February 12, 2008.

Type O will kick off the Jagermeister Music Tour on May 9, 2007 in Worchester, MA, with SOil and Kingdom of Sorrow at the Palladium. On May 16, Type O will continue the tour with Hatebreed and 3 Inches of Blood in Providence, RI, circling the United States and ending the tour on June 29 at the Magic City Music Hall in Johnson City, NY.

Jagermeister Music Tour w/SOiL and Kingdom of Sorrow:

Fri 5/9 Worcester, MA The Palladium
Sat 5/10 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
Sun 5/11 Norfolk, VA The Norva
Tue 5/13 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
Wed 5/14 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero

Jagermeister Music Tour w/Hatebreed and 3 Inches of Blood
Fri 5/16 Providence, RI Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
Sat 5/17 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock Cafe
Sun 5/18 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live
Tue 5/20 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution
Wed 5/21 Orlando, FL House of Blues
Fri 5/23 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle
Sat 5/24 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
Sun 5/25 Houston, TX Verizon Wireless Theater
Tue 5/27 Dallas, TX Palladium Ballroom
Wed 5/28 San Antonio, TX Sunset Station-Lonestar Pavilion
Fri 5/30 Phoenix, AZ Marquee Theater
Sat 5/31 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
Sun 6/1 Los Angeles, CA Avalon
Tue 6/3 Anaheim, CA The Grove
Wed 6/4 San Francisco, CA Grand Ballroom at Regency Center
Fri 6/6 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
Sat 6/7 Spokane, WA Big Easy Concert House
Sun 6/8 Billings, MT Shrine Auditorium
Mon 6/9 Rapid City, SD Rushmore Hall
Tue 6/10 Denver, CO Ogden Theater
Thu 6/12 Kansas City, KS Beaumont Club
Fri 6/13 St. Louis, MO Pops
Sat 6/14 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
Mon 6/16 Minneapolis, MN The Myth
Tue 6/17 Fargo, ND The Venue-Playmakers Pavilion
Thu 6/19 Grand Rapids, MT Orbit Room
Fri 6/20 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom
Mon 6/23 Toledo, OH Headliner’s
Tue 6/24 Chicago, IL House of Blues
Wed 6/25 Cincinnati, OH Bogarts
Fri 6/27 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
Sat 6/28 New York, NY Terminal 5
Sun 6/29 Johnson City, NY Magic City Music Hall Read more…

By Gretchen Meier Posted in News

Portishead – Third

April 25th, 2008

Ten Divided by Three

From 1994 to 1998 the Bristol, England trio Portishead released three stunning LPs of sad beats and atmospheres that helped establish the trip-hop genre. Sadder still, afterwards they gradually retreated from the musical landscape. Music snobs might be loathe to admit this, but Portishead’s extended absence may have helped kill trip-hop as much as their presence helped birth it. Portishead’s new album Third doesn’t really sound like it took 10 years to make, and it’s going to at least remind you of the best of their past, but it also leapfrogs over the trip-hop label towards the future. Read more…

By Adam Blyweiss Posted in Reviews

MBV Curate ATP in USA

April 23rd, 2008

The freshly reunited My Bloody Valentine will be returning to the States for the first time in 16 years to curate and headline the first ever American installment of All Tomorrow Parties. Slated to take place in Monticello, New York on the weekend of September 19, the lineup will also include the likes of Tortoise, Thurston Moore, Built to Spill, and Meat Puppets, all of whom will perform full live recreations of their classic albums. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 25 at My Bloody Valentine also plan to hit 6 to 8 additional cities during their Stateside visit, though details on their mythical follow-up to Loveless have yet to be released. Read more…

By Robert Huff Posted in News

Caribou – Andorra

April 22nd, 2008


Dan Snaith, aka Caribou, has always been a man stuck in the past. He has mined the depths of history in hopes of discovering something new to show us. For the most part he has succeeded, but only in bits and pieces, as seen in the ‘70s krautrock instrumentals of The Milk of Human Kindness or the big beat breakdowns of Up in Flames. His albums have always been immaculately conceived but emotionally stagnant: easy to appreciate but not to love. With Andorra, Snaith has finally woven these shards of inspiration into a breathtakingly cohesive whole. Read more…

By Robert Huff Posted in Reviews