Sunday, August 9, 2009

The Kids Just Want To Dance

L.A.'s Hardfest gets shut down. Saturday night the sold out Hardfest was being held at the Forum and got shut down around midnight. Apparently the L.A. County Fire Department declared it a hazard. Police stepped in around midnight in their riot gear trying to get the crowd out. Some would not go without a fight but nothing escalated. I hope they can get at least a refund.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

40th Anniversary of Abbey Road Album Walk

In London 40 years ago today the Beatles first stepped onto the streets of Abbey Road to take the now iconic image. Today Abbey Road was littered with fans singing and taking pictures. Abbey Road is the final album recorded by the band and was released in 1969. Until today I never noticed Paul McCartney was barefoot.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Modest Mouse Video Premiere

The new Modest Mouse video for "King Rat" directed by the late Heath Ledger.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Julian Casablancas Solo Album Preview Due Out in the Fall

Brand New Announce Fall Tour Dates

BRAND NEW (with Manchester Orchestra)

10/01 Time Warner Cable Amphitheater – Cleveland, OH
10/02 The Fillmore – Detroit, MI
10/03 Aragon Ballroom – Chicago, IL
10/04 Myth Nightclub – St. Paul, MN
10/06 The Pageant – St. Louis, MO
10/07 Uptown Theatre – Kansas City, MO
10/08 Fillmore Auditorium – Denver, CO
10/09 Salt Palace Conv. Center – Salt Lake City, UT
10/13 Roseland Theatre – Portland, OR
10/15 Rabobank Arena & Conv. Center – Bakersfield, CA
10/16 Event Center at San Jose State Univ. – San Jose, CA
10/17 Hollywood Palladium – Los Angeles, CA
10/20 House of Blues – San Diego, CA
10/21 House of Blues – San Diego, CA
10/22 Mesa Amphitheatre – Mesa, AZ
10/23 House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV

BRAND NEW (with Thrice)

10/25 Lonestar Amphitheater – Lubbock, TX
10/27 Stubb’s BBQ – Austin, TX
10/29 Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK
10/30 The Palladium Ballroom – Dallas, TX
10/31 Verizon Wireless Theate – Houston, TX
11/04 House of Blues – Lake Buena Vista, FL
11/05 The Ritz – Tampa, FL
11/07 House of Blues – North Myrtle Beach, SC
11/09 The Fillmore Charlotte – Charlotte, NC
11/10 The National – Richmond, VA
11/11 Sonar – Baltimore, MD
11/13 The NorVa – Norfolk, VA
11/14 Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA

BRAND NEW (with Glassjaw)
11/15 Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
11/17 House of Blues – Boston, MA
11/18 House of Blues – Boston, MA
11/20 Olympia De Montreal – Montreal, QC
11/21 Kool Haus – Toronto, ONT
11/22 Kool Haus – Toronto, ONT
11/24 Main Street Armory – Rochester, NY
11/25 Chevrolet Theatre – Wallingford, CT
11/28 Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum – Uniondale, NY

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

NPR's The Best Music of 2009....So Far

The Best Songs of far

1. "My Girls" Animal Collective
2. "Two Weeks" Grizzly Bear
3. "Blood Bank" Bon Iver
4. "The Rake's Song" The Decemberists
5. "Lisztomania" Phoenix
6. "Zero" Yeah Yeah Yeahs
7. "This Tornado Loves You" Neko Case
8. "Sleepyhead" Passion Pit
9. "Laughing With" Regina Spektor
10. "The Wanting Comes In Waves/Repaid" The Decemberists
11. "Train Song" Feist and Ben Gibbard
12. "Knotty Pine" David Byrne & Dirty Project
13. "Daniel" Bat For Lashes
14. "Summertime Clothes" Animal Collective
15. "One Wing" Wilco
16. "The Fear" Lily Allen
17. "Heads Will Roll" Yeah Yeah Yeahs
18. "Wilco (The Song)" Wilco
19. "Stillness Is The Move" Dirty Projectors
20. "Help, I'm Alive" Metric
21. "Anonanimal" Andrew Bird
22. "On No" Andrew Bird
23. "No You Girls" Franz Ferdinand
24. "I And Love And You" The Avett Brothers
25. "French Navy" Camera Obscura
26. "Magpie To The Morning" Neko Case
27. "Woods" Bon Iver
28. "Black Hearted Love" PJ Harvey and John Parish
29. "While You Wait For The Others" Grizzly Bear
30. "Panic Switch" Silversun Pickups

Best Albums of far

1. Merriweather Post Pavilion by Animal Collective

2. The Hazards of Love by The Decemberists

3. Veckatimest by Grizzly Bear

4. Middle Cyclone by Neko Case
5. Wilco (The Album) by Wilco

6. Noble Beast by Andrew Bird

7. Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix by Phoenix

8. It's Blitz! by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
9. Dark Was The Night by Various Artists

10. Bitte Orca by Dirty Projectors

11. Far by Regina Spektor

12. Actor by St. Vincent

13. Manners by Passion Pit

14. Hold Time by M. Ward

15. Reservoir by Fanfarlo

16. Fever Ray by Fever Ray

17. Fantasies by Metric

18. Two Suns by Bat for Lashes

19. My Maudlin Career by Camera Obscura

20. Dark Night of the Soul by Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse

21. The Crying Light by Antony & The Johnsons

22. The Eternal by Sonic Youth

23. The Ecstatic by Mos Def

24. Outer South by Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band

25. Swoon by Silversun Pickups

26. Together Through Life by Bob Dylan

27. No Line on the Horizon by U2

28. March of the Zapotec by Beirt

29. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart by The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

30. The Mountain by Heartless Bastards

to listen to some of the songs featured.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Phish Festival 8

Phish are taking over the Empire Polo Field in Indio, California. The same location where the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is held. Festival 8 will be October 30-November 1. Ticket will go onsale Monday July 27th. There are no single day tickets only a 3 day pass.