Bonk
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“Every band I love, they have something in their hands and create something unique,” explains singer/guitarist Leif Koren of Norway’s Bonk. “Shitloads of bands just make a copy and don’t throw themselves inside it.” There’s really no way to properly explain what Bonk is in Koren’s eyes, as explaining art is often more difficult that it may seem. But just know that the band’s sophomore album Bonk Against Nothing (Ace Fu) has all the elements of a classic punk/rock album,...

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Friday, 29 December 2006
!!! Set To Release Their Third Full-length
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!!! Set To Release Their Third Full-length, Myth Takes, March 6th On Warp Records: The Brooklyn-by-way-of-California rock collective known by the unmistakable three exclamation points !!! or the tri-syllabic ChkChkChk are set to release their third full-length, Myth Takes, March 6th on Warp Records. !!!’s ability to transcend traditional indie slings and bring down the house everywhere from Red Hot Chili Peppers stadium tours to underground loft parties is renowned. Myth Takes is the funkiest, catchiest and most unconventional album...

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Tuesday, 26 December 2006
Peaches
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Sexy! Sexy! Sexy! Knees down and rockin’, Peaches blew the top off the house tonight.One thing for certain is that the boys and the girls alike came out to play with Peaches and I think not one of those souls left disappointed.By nights end, I know more than one of the fellas had tossed his shirt to the stage and the dancing never stopped. When Peaches & Herms appeared on the darkly lit stage from behind the draping velvet curtains...

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Tuesday, 19 December 2006
Badly Drawn Boy Announces Tour Dates
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Time to start airing out that beanie! The bearded British troubadour will be undertaking a tour of the States in 2007. Note to his more odoriferous fans: please wash before attending. Thanks. Sincerely, everyone else. Mar 03 Philadelphia PA @ Theatre of Living Arts Mar 05 Somerville MA @ Somerville Theatre Mar 06 Washington DC @ 9.30 Club Mar 07 New York NY @ Webster Hall Mar 09 Detroit MI @ Majestic Theatre Mar 10 Chicago IL @ Metro Mar...

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Monday, 18 December 2006
Devildriver in Studio Recording Third Album
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New York, NY– California’s DevilDriver are hard at work recording their third album for Roadrunner Records at the Sonic Ranch studio outside El Paso, Texas. Producing and mixing the album is Jason Suecof, known for his great work with Trivium, Chimaira, God Forbid, and Bury Your Dead.  Engineer Mark Lewis is helping the band in the studio as well.  Their recording is almost done, and their last day in the studio is December 17th. Known for their uniquely sinister sound...

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Friday, 15 December 2006
What Made Milwaukee Famous
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I rode the buzz out to the Troubadour to catch the first of three nights What Made Made Milwaukee Famous would be performing in Los Angeles and quickly found it all to be true. The quartet from Austin opened their set with “Idecide,” the first song from their Barsuk Records release Trying To Never Catch Up.With very little knowledge of what the band would sound like, I was a bit apprehensive when the electro track started as they took the...

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Thursday, 14 December 2006
Busdriver Announces Tour Dates
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LA rapper Busdriver announced tour dates in support of his forthcoming 5th album RoadKillOvercoat, out January 30th on Epitaph. We’re gonna avoid all the horrible cliched puns we could make with a name like Busdriver, and just give you the damn dates:   01-24   El Rey Theater – Los Angeles, CA 01-26   Irving Plaza – New York, NY 01-27   Metro – Chicago, IL 01-30   Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA 02-16   Jack Rabbits – Jacksonville, FL 02-17   The...

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Thursday, 14 December 2006
M. Ward Announces Solo Shows
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Now we all knew M. Ward was an all-around great artist, and quite the talented guy–but to be honest, he was just one of those guys who didn’t quite pierce the thick outer skin you build up when you listen to music for a living. But then he was on Letterman and pretty much blew our minds…So the news of his upcoming solo jaunts is pretty freaking exciting. Here’s the dates: 26-Jan New York, NY @ Town Hall 27-Jan Toronto,...

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Tuesday, 12 December 2006
Wolfmother with Silversun Pickups
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Two years ago I said to myself, “Wolfmother’s gonna get pretty friggen big.” But never would I think the day would come where I would see a Wolfmother billboard hovering above the giant guitar at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas where they were scheduled to play that night with L.A.’s Silversun Pickups. This show marked the final performance of a six-date U.S. stint and the idea to go out with a bang was quite obvious in both bands’...

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Tuesday, 12 December 2006
Midlake on Tour
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Australian Dates: December 06, 2006 – Byron Bay @ Hotel Great Northern December 07, 2006 – Brisbane @ The Zoo December 08, 2006 – Sydney @ The Gaelic Theatre December 09, 2006 – Victoria @ Meredith Music Festival December 10, 2006 – Melbourne @ The Corner Hotel U.S. Dates: February 02, 2007 – New Orleans, La @ The Republic February 03, 2007 – Birmingham, Al @ Bottle Tree Cafe February 04, 2007 – Atlanta, Ga @ The Earl February 06,...

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Monday, 11 December 2006