Sunday, January 28, 2007

TV ON THE RADIO/the Noisettes dates. because all the critics love the TVotR.

Mar 28 2007 - The Fillmore - San Francisco, California
Mar 29 2007 - The Fillmore - San Francisco, California
Mar 29 2007 - Music Box @ Fonda - Los Angeles, California
Mar 31 2007 - Music Box @ Fonda - Los Angeles, California
Apr 1 2007 - Belly Up Tavern - Solana Beach, California
Apr 4 2007 - Gypsy Tea Room And Ballroom - Dallas, Texas
Apr 5 2007 - La Zona Rosa - Austin, Texas
Apr 6 2007 - Meridian - Houston, Texas
Apr 9 2007 - The Club At Firestone - Orlando, Florida
Apr 10 2007 - Culture Room - Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Apr 12 2007 - 40 Watt Club - Athens, Georgia
Apr 13 2007 - Variety Playhouse - Atlanta, Georgia
Apr 14 2007 - Mercy Lounge - Nashville, Tennessee
Apr 17 - 2007 - The NorVa - Norfolk, Virginia
Apr 18 2007 - 9:30 Club - Washington, Washington DC
Apr 20 2007 - The Trocadero & Balcony Bar - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Apr 21 2007 - Vassar College - Poughkeepsie, New York
mash-up master Girl Talk. because Pitchfork just can't get enough.

01/26 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater
01/27 Seattle, WA Chop Suey
02/02 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop
O2/03 Columbus, OH Wexner Center
02/09 Brooklyn, NY Studio B
02/14 Las Vegas, NV Aladdin Hotel & Casino Theater of the Arts
02/16 Ann Arbor, MI Michigan League Underground
02/17 Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge
03/02 Athens, OH Casa Nueva
03/03 Bloomington, IN Buskirk-Chumley Theater
03/11 Sunrise, FL Langerado Music Festival
03/17 Austin, TX SXSW Fanatic Promotion Showcase at Elysium
03/23 Milwaukee, WI Stonefly Brewery
03/24 Madison, WI Union South Club 770
03/30 Pittsburgh, PA Andy Warhol Museum
04/13 Buffalo, NY Soundlab
04/28 Indio, CA Coachella
05/04 Providence, RI The Living Room
06/07 Vancouver, BC Richards on Richards
i know i'm a little late on this but....hilarious.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

note to American Idol: please please put a stop to contestants singing songs by Aretha Franklin. enough is enough. and wow. a girl sang a Jeff Buckley song. halle-freaking-lujah! death by camera has profiles on some of the rejects. jesus christ why do i even care about this?

Coachella 2007 line-up. which i will not be at. god damn great line-up though with many surprises. fudge.
"We have a Myspace profile, but we didn't make it and we never would. It's like some random weirdoes who did that." - Spencer Krug of Wolf Parade and Sunset Rubdown in an interview with prefixmag.com
Misra Records, Absolutely Kosher Records Join. activate powers!

Sunday, January 21, 2007

second hot song and video of 2007. Teddybears with Iggy Pop: "Punkrocker"

Iggy Pop, dudes with bear heads and the city.

check resemblance to Daft Punk's "Da Funk" (1997)

guy with dog head in city. more of a short film than a music video.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

first hot song and video of 2007. Bloc Party: "I Still Remember".

check the resemblance to Fleetwood Mac's "Big Love" (1987)

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

so how about that american idol last night? my picks for most delusional: the girl that sang like the lion from wizard of oz and the guy who teaches singing.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Locksley: Don't Make Me Wait (Feature/self-issued)
release: January 16, 2007
styles: Rock around the clock indie rock.
sounds like: Sloan, early Beatles, That Thing You Do
rating: ***1/2

We can whine all we want about bands ripping off other bands or doing something that's been done a thousand times. Last year, She Wants Revenge, though they all but replicated the best elements of Joy Division, Interpol and Fischerspooner, possessed something else necessary for success: good tunes. (though very few people seemed to care!). And while Locksley wouldn't be around if it wasn't for the Beatles, the Brooklyn quartet doesn't try to mimic the band's latter psychedelic days like most other followers. Instead they love to clap their hands and say yeah to the early years of "I Want to Hold Your Hand" and "Twist and Shout." Although the record loses some of its steam towards the close and Don't Make Me Wait is hardly revolutionary, the self-issued album is full of upbeat backbeat, jangly Strokes-like guitar and of course a ballad here and there. They'll be opening some dates for the Rapture/Under the Influence of Giants in February and at least a few of the teenage girls will be swooning. -Kenyon

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

we are so in the future now.

Deerhoof- "+81" from Friend Opportunity out on Kill Rock Stars/5RC January 23.
what you'll be psyched for:

Of Montreal January 23
The Shins January 23
Skinny Puppy January 30 (they will kick any of these indie rock bands' asses)
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah January 30
Bloc Party February 5
Apple in Stereo February 5
!!! (ChkChkChk or something like that) on Warp(!) March 6
Arcade Fire March 6
LCD Soundsystem March 20
in the future, we are so screwed. 2006 was warmest. i'm serial.

Monday, January 08, 2007

new stellastarr* + brief tour dates*
demo recording of "Warchild" for next record at www.myspace.com/stellastarr

February 5- San Diego
February 7- Los Angeles
February 10- San Francisco
February 13-Washington, DC
February 15- Philadelphia
February 16- Boston
February 22- New York

Sunday, January 07, 2007

classic vintage video.
a-ha- "The Sun Always Shines on TV" (1985)

The second single from their first album, the beginning of "The Sun" appears to be a continuation from the "Take On Me" video. Following one of the best song intros, the band is in a church playing to mannequins and mannequin heads. brilliant! and one of my favorite songs for a dance club. Although "Take on Me" is of course a-ha's one hit wonder, they, like many other similar artists (Gary Numan!) are still around. In fact, they were one of the biggest surprises at Live 8. no, they really did play at Live 8!

Friday, January 05, 2007

kenyon guest DJing. this saturday!
girl you know it's new.

You Am I- "Friends Like You" from Convicts (Yep Roc) out January 23. huge in Australia since forever. similar: Urge Overkill, Fountains of Wayne, Paul Westerberg.

Cezzane- "I’ve Got So Much" sim- hold steady, pedro the lion.

The Black Watch- "Williamsburg" from Tatterdemalion (Stone Garden) the real test when comparing a band to the founding shoegaze bands is to have me be the judge. i don't hear any swervedriver or ride as suggested, but there is a pulse on the heyday of early '90s 120 minutes rock. around long enough to have had a release on the defunct Zero Hour, avoid getting this Black Watch confused with the other Black Watches, there's a few.

Partyline- "Zombie Terrorist" from Zombie Terrorist (Retard Disco) ex-Bratmobile . similar: capricorns, tracy + the plastics.

Pink Nasty- "BTK Blues" from Mold the Gold (self-released) similar: Jenny Lewis, Neko Case. the name Pink Nasty suggests a combination of electro dance and hip-hop. shockingly, this is heartfelt Americana.

Monday, January 01, 2007

2006 is so last week.

favored albums

1. Elefant: The Black Magic Show (Kemado)
2. She Wants Revenge: s/t (Geffen)
3. Goldfrapp: Supernature (Mute US)
4. Muse: Black Holes and Revelations (Warner Bros)
5. Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Show Your Bones (Interscope)
6. Cat Power: The Greatest (Matador)

7. Band of Horses: Everything All the Time (Sub Pop)
8. Mates of State: Bring it Back (Barsuk)
9.Peaches: Impeach My Bush (xl)
10.Hammock: Raising Your Voice...Trying to Stop an Echo (Darla)

favored album with original release in 2005 but reissued-Editors: the Back Room (Fader)

favored singles

1. Primal Scream: "Country Girl"

2. We Are Scientists: "The Great Escape"
3. Scissor Sisters: "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'"
4. She Wants Revenge: "Tear You Apart"
5. Under the Influence of Giants: "In the Clouds"
6. Peaches: "Boys Wanna Be Her"
7. AFI: "Miss Murder"
8. Keane: "Is it Any Wonder"

9. Muse: "Knights of Cydonia"
10.Two Gallants: "Steady Rollin'"

best new club track: combichrist - "this sh*t will f*ck you up"
best records from 2005 i listened to the most in 2006:
madonna- confessions on a dancefloor, apoptygma berzerk- you and me against the world
song i made fun of/mocked the most: justin timberlake "sexy back"
most overrated indie band: tapes n tapes
best mash-ups/sampling: girl talk
toughest follow-up: the killers
worst end of year list: pitchfork
record i didnt get to, wanted to hear: joanna newsom, jarvis cocker, brand new, the blow
dumbest band name: test icicles
most annoying name: shout out out out out
best album title: yo la tengo- i am not afraid of you and i will kick your ass
best band name: someone still loves you boris yeltsin, she wants revenge, be your own pet
worst and most annoying song: kt tunstall "black horse and the cherry tree", the fray "cable car"
best 2 minutes of noisy goth-tinged punk: the horrors "sheena is a parasite"
worst shit i ever heard: white star magic
bands that had records out in 2006 that no one cared about: skid row, winger
non-local concerts i went to: madonna, nine inch nails/bauhaus/peaches, my morning jacket, yeah yeah yeahs, elefant, diamond nights