Archive for August, 2009

Cranberries Reunite for Tour

August 31st, 2009

Although the irish rock band never truly broke up, the seven year hiatus will be broken soon after this announcement.  With the release of lead singer Dolores O’Riordan’s solo album (No Baggage) on August 31st, dates for the tour will be announced soon.  Thr our will feature old hits such as “Zombie” and “Linger” and is a result of the band coming together for the first time in January.

By Gretchen Meier Posted in News

Sublime Reunion of Sorts

August 31st, 2009

Sublime, of Long Beach country fame, will be reuniting with a new 20-year-old lead singer, Rome, for the Smokeout Festival.  The festival will be held October 23-24 at the San Manuel Amphitheatre in San Bernardino, CA and will feature Slipknot, deftones, Cypress Hill, Pennywise, Methodman Redman, and Kottonmouth Kings, among other.  The full line-up is available on their website.

By Gretchen Meier Posted in News

New Order’s Bernard Sumner’s Bad Lieutenant Project

August 31st, 2009

Bernard Sumner, the lead singer of New Order and guitarist of Joy Division, has embarked on a new project – Bad Lieutenant.  Bad Lieutenant’s debut album, Never Cry Another Tear, is dropping on October 6th.  Read more…

By Gretchen Meier Posted in News

White Lies – To Lose My Life

August 31st, 2009


Turn Off the Bright Lights

London-based trio White Lies have garnered quite a bit of hype in the British press over the past year after releasing some fairly formidable singles. It’s easy to see their appeal, competently blending the moody post-punk atmospherics of Interpol with the arena-filling melodies of The Killers. It’s also all too easy to greet their debut album To Lose My Life with a simple shrug. It’s an occasionally promising, often padded collection of hits and misses that finds the band already resting on limited laurels and the listener wondering what all the hot fuss was about. Read more…

By Robert Huff Posted in Reviews

The Bloody Beetroots – Romborama

August 31st, 2009

The Bloody Beetroots - Romborama

There’s a Riot Goin’ On

When Crookers’ ubiquitous remix of Kid Cudi’s “Day N Nite” took over American dance floors, Italy became the next house/electro epicenter with acts like Crookers and The Bloody Beetroots trailing closely behind Parisian groups like Justice (yet not so closely behind Daft Punk). Beetroots mastermind Bob Rifo hit the scene running in 2007 with single after single, compilations and remixes galore, but nothing as solid and hard-hitting as Romborama. Read more…

By John Tron Posted in Reviews

Kleerup – Kleerup

August 30th, 2009


More Sound Design from Scandinavia

Despite the Googles and Wikis claiming his involvement with music just since 2005, on his surname-only debut Swedish drummer/producer Andreas Kleerup sounds like he’s been in the indie-dance game forever. Come to think of it, from ‘05 to now is about halfway to forever in that busy genre. Read more…

By Adam Blyweiss Posted in Reviews

In concert: Davy Knowles and Back Door Slam (World Café Live, Philadelphia, Pa., June 15, 2009)

August 29th, 2009

Most 22-year-old men are just setting foot into the world, their graduation day a fresh memory and a reminder of the preparation for future paths. Read more…

By Seano Barry Posted in Reviews, Show Reviews ,

DJ AM Found Dead in Manhattan Apartment

August 28th, 2009

Philadelphia native and celebrity disc jockey DJ AM, 36, was found dead Friday evening in his Manhattan apartment according to the Associated Press. Paramedics had to break down the door to DJ AM’s apartment at 5:20 PM in which officers told the press there was drug parahernalia found. Read more…

By Micheal Barker Posted in News

Rain Machine Set To Embark On North American Tour

August 28th, 2009

Guitarist and Songwriter extraordinaire, Kyp Malone is ready to hit the road with his new soulful and proactive solo venture, Rain Machine. The upcoming North American Tour is in support of the self-titled debut set to be released September 22 via Anti Records. Read more…

By Micheal Barker Posted in News

Above & Beyond – Anjunadeep:01

August 28th, 2009

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Multicultural Trance

Jono Grant, Tony McGuiness, and Paavo Siljamäki, together known as Above and Beyond, again take to their turntables. Read more…

By Ryan Stabile Posted in Reviews