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
Grizzly Bear Announce 2007 Tour Dates
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New York act Grizzly Bear are set to embark on their first major US tour in support of Yellow House, their Warp Records debut. Recently, the band handled opening duties for the sold out TV On The Radio tour, in addition to three successful European jaunts. This tour kicks off in Philadelphia on February 1 and wraps up in New York on March 6 at the Bowery Ballroom. Fellow NY band Dirty Projectors and SF’s Papercuts will be support for...

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Monday, 11 December 2006
Thom Yorke Releases Two Remixes from ‘The Eraser’
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Radiohead’s Thom Yorke is posting a few remixes from this year’s solo effort The Eraser on the official website for the record, www.theeraser.net . The remixes will be available for the next seven days, so hurry up and don’t wait. The man has even posted a handy-dandy blog about it, to share his thoughts with all the fawning fanboys (ourselves most definitely included). Thom’s full blog reads: “For anyone who has heard The Eraser, there are some remixes coming. Yes....

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Monday, 11 December 2006
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L.A.'s Silversun Pickups have been touring pretty much non-stop for as long as I can remember. Smelly little clubs have given way to some of the arenas and coliseums listed below, and for good reason. Read about their live show here, and then go catch them live with Snow Patrol. Take our word for it, it's worth the time. On Tour with SNOW PATROL February 26, Memorial Coliseum / Portland, OR February 27, Key Arena / Seattle, WA March 01,...

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Monday, 11 December 2006
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Reunion albums are one thing. A Stooges reunion album is something else entirely. On March 20, 2007, the band that predated punk and helped make rock and roll dangerous will release their first studio album since 1973’s seminal Raw Power. The Weirdness will feature three of the four original bandmembers – singer Iggy Pop, guitarist Ron Asheton and drummer Scott Asheton — along with ex-Minutemen and fIREHOSE bassist Mike Watt and original Stooges sax player, Steve Mackay. The Stooges wrote...

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Monday, 11 December 2006
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LABEL COMPILATION "ED REC VOL. 1" AMONG NINE TITLES TO BE RELEASED DIGITALLY ON JANUARY 16, 2007. Vice Records is proud to be the US home for Paris-based Ed Banger Records, through a licensing deal with Paris-based Because Records. VICE Records is already home to Ed Banger/Because artist Justice, recently named XLR8R's Best Artist of 2006. Founded in 2003, Ed Banger Records stands at the forefront of the dance music resurgence. Founded by Pedro Winter (aka Busy P), longtime manager...

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Monday, 11 December 2006
VOXTROT
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ARTIST: Voxtrot The current gods of the EP are back DATE: 10-28-06 WRITER: Casey Lombardo Now Playing: “Trouble” from Your Biggest Fan In 2005, prior to being sucked into the same online buzz machine that launched a thousand Arctic Monkeys, Voxtrot was just another idiosyncratic indie pop band amid a sea of such bands in Austin, Texas. Today, they’ve established a dedicated cult following thanks as much to their literate, Anglo-informed brand of music—somewhere between the melodrama of The Smiths...

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Sunday, 10 December 2006