Archive for January, 2009

John Butler Trio – Grand National

January 31st, 2009

Grand Slam

The John Butler Trio’s latest offering, Grand National, is bluesy, folksy and funky with a bluegrass feel that makes the Australians often sound like a stripped-down Dave Matthews Band. Like any good bar band, their music feels energetic yet not groundbreaking, although they do manage to fit in unexpected social and political statements. Read more…

By Jacquie Frisco Posted in Reviews

Talib Kweli – Eardrum

January 30th, 2009

Bump It Softly

Talib Kweli, half of Black Star with Mos Def and the head of Blacksmith Records, has an extensive resume filled with experience in the hip-hop and R&B communities. This is highlighted on Kweli’s third solo album Eardrum, produced with Hi-Tek and featuring some of Blacksmith’s own artists, including Jean Grae. Kweli also works closely with, Kanye West, Justin Timberlake, and Norah Jones on standout tracks. Read more…

By Libby Parent Posted in Reviews

Coachella 2009 Lineup Revealed

January 30th, 2009 has posted its 2009 lineup just after midnight PST. Massive surprises include Paul McCartney, Morrissey, Groove Armada, Amy Winehouse, Leonard Cohen, My Bloody Valentine and Throbbing Gristle.

The day-by-day breakdown is as follows:

Friday, April 17th
A Place To Bury Strangers
Alberta Cross
Buraka Som Sistema
Cage the Elephant
Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band
Craze and Klever
Crystal Castles
Dear and the Headlights
Felix da Housecat
Franz Ferdinand
Genghis Tron
Ghostland Observatory
Girl Talk
Gui Boratto
Leonard Cohen
Los Campesinos!
M. Ward
Noah and the Whale
Patton & Rahzel
Paul McCartney
Peanut Butter Wolf
People Under the Stairs
Ryan Bingham
Silversun Pickups
Steve Aoki
The Aggrolites
The Airborne Toxic Event
The Black Keys
The Bug
The Courteeners
The Hold Steady
The Knux
The Presets
The Ting Tings
We Are Scientists
White Lies

Saturday, April 18th
Amanda Palmer
Amy Winehouse
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti
Band Of Horses
Billy Talent
Blitzen Trapper
Bob Mould Band
Booker T
Cloud Cult
Dr. Dog
Drive By Truckers
Drop The Lime
Electric Touch
Fleet Foxes
Gang Gang Dance
Glass Candy
Henry Rollins
Hercules and Love Affair
Ida Maria
James Morrison
Michael Franti & Spearhead
Surkin, Para One (Live)
The Bloody Beetroots
The Crystal Method
The Killers
Thievery Corporation
TV On The Radio
Zane Lowe

Sunday, April 19th
Antony and the Johnsons
Brian Jonestown Massacre
Christopher Lawrence
Friendly Fires
Fucked Up
Gaslight Anthem
Groove Armada
Jenny Lewis
Junior Boys
Late of the Pier
Lupe Fiasco
Lykke Li
Marshall Barnes
Mexican Institute of Sound
My Bloody Valentine
No Age
Okkervil River
Paolo Nutini
Paul Weller
Perry Farrell
Peter Bjorn and John
Public Enemy
Roni Size
Sebastien Tellier
Shepard Fairey
The Cure
The Horrors
The Kills
The Night Marchers
Throbbing Gristle
Vivian Girls
Yeah Yeah Yeah’s
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By Raymond Flotat Posted in News

Keak Da Sneak, Baby S and Q-Z New Single ”Do It Right”

January 29th, 2009

Keak Da Sneak, Baby S and Q-Z are dropping a new single “Do It Right” off their new album Word Pimpin 2: We Don’t Need You.

“Do It Right”
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By Shervina Takhsh Posted in News

Mistress Stephanie & Her Melodic Cat Debut Album and Tour Dates Released

January 29th, 2009

Mistress Stephanie & Her Melodic Cat debut album, Take That, is set to be released on February 10. The Texas based artists are doing shows in Austin to promote their release. More information is available on

Tour Dates Scheduled:

February 7 – Austin, TX – End of An Ear Record Release Show
February 11 – Austin, TX – Beauty Bar
February 21 – Austin, TX – Red 7

Take That track listing:

Get Off My Chest
Shake Your Dance Stick
Too Hard
I Hate Cabaret
Awfully Confusing
Little Death
Down Boy
Johny Gewurztraminer
You Say You Love Me
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By Shervina Takhsh Posted in News

The Melvins – Nude With Boots

January 29th, 2009

The Emperor’s New Boots

What’s the best way to punctuate 25 years flourishing in music amidst a rash of one-album wonders? Reinvent yourself expertly with every new release, and each time make sure it kicks ass. That’s the way of The Melvins. With rhythm section additions Big Business returning as full members (Coady Willis on drums/vocals, Jared Warren on bass/vocals) from 2006’s masterful style refinement (A) Senile Animal, The Melvins’ Nude with Boots is another earful of awesome. Read more…

By Raymond Flotat Posted in Reviews

Morning After Girls New Album and Show at Viper Room

January 29th, 2009

The Morning After Girls are playing the Viper Room in Los Angeles on January 29. Their new album, Alone, which was recorded in Melbourne, Australia and mixed by Alan Moulder, will be released in the Spring.

Morning After Girls–Hidden Spaces

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By Shervina Takhsh Posted in News

Chairlift Going on Tour With Yacht, Sebastian Teller and Peter, Bjorn & John

January 29th, 2009

Brooklyn pop-group Chairlift is going on a North American tour with electronic pop artist Yacht in February and some shows in April with Sebastian Teller and Peter, Bjorn & John.

Tour Dates Scheduled:

February 7 – Miami, FL – White Room
February 13 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Academy of Music
March 7 – New York, NY – Santos Partyhouse
March 13 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
March 14 – Chicago, IL – Schuba’s
March 16 – St. Louis, MO – Gargoyle Club
March 17 – Lawrence, KS – The Jackpot Saloon
March 18 – Norman, OK – Opolis
March 19 – Austin, TX – SXSW
March 20 – Austin, TX – SXSW
March 22 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues Pontiac Garage
March 23 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
March 24 – Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon
March 25 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues Parish
March 26 – Tallahassee, FL – Club Downunder
March 27 – Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club
March 28 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In
April 13 – Seattle, WA – Chop Suey
April 14 – Vancouver, BC – Richards On Richards
April 15 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
April 17 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
April 19 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
April 21 РMinneapolis, MN РFine Line Music Caf̩
April 22 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theatre
April 23 – Chicago, IL – Metro
April 24 – Newport, KY – Southgate House
April 25 – Toronto, ONT – Phoenix Theatre
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By Shervina Takhsh Posted in News

The Cab Releases North American Tour Dates

January 29th, 2009

The Cab has just released a new tour schedule with Trek, We The Kings and Bamboozle Roadshow. The tour comes after the release of “Bounce,” Cab’s new single.

Tour Dates Scheduled:

February 6 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
February 8 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
February 10 – Allentown, PA – Crocodile Rock
February 11 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
February 12 – Harrisonburg, VA – Funky’s
February 13 – Augusta, GA – Club Hollywood
February 17 – Montgomery, AL – Off The Wagon
February 18 – Memphis, TN – New Daisy Theatre
February 20 – Lubbock, TX – Tequila Jungle
February 21 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theatre
February 23 – Ft. Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre
February 24 – Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep
February 25 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
February 26 – Columbia, MO – Blue Note
February 27 – Lawrence, KS – Granada
February 28 – Des Moines, IA – People’s Court
March 1 – Poplar Grove, IL – Chubby Rain – House of Tunes
March 3 – Louisville, KY – Club Oasis
March 4 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Small’s Theatre
March 5 – Toronto, ONT – The Mod Club Theatre
March 6 – Montreal, QUE – La Tulipe
March 7 – Hartford, CT – Webster Theatre
March 8 – Natick, MA – Natick High School
April 4 – Irvine, CA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
April 5 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
April 7 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
April 8 – San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
April 9 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
April 10 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
April 11 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
April 12 – Nashville, TN – Rocketown
April 14 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Landing
April 15 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
April 16 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues
April 17 – Jacksonville, FL – Freebird Live
April 18 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
April 20 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room
April 21 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
April 22 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
April 23 – Pontiac, MI – Clutch Cargo’s
April 24 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
April 25 – Alfred, NY – Alfred University
April 26 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of the Living Arts
April 28 – Towson, MD – Recher Theatre
April 29 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
April 30 – Farmingdale, NY – The Crazy Donkey
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By Shervina Takhsh Posted in News

Black Moth Super Rainbow Release New Album

January 29th, 2009

Black Moth Super Rainbow is releasing their new album, Eating Us, on May 26. The full deluxe CD version includes 16 page art booklet and hairy summer jeweled case jacket. Although they haven’t released any tour dates, they are planning on touring in 2009.

Eating Us Track Listing

Born On A Day The Sun Didn’t Rise
Dark Bubbles
Twin Of Myself
Gold Splatter
Iron Lemonade
Tooth Decay
Fields Are Breathing
Smile The Day After Today
The Sticky
Bubblegum Animals
American Face Dust
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By Shervina Takhsh Posted in News