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After a year and a half of relentless touring in support of The Fire in Our Throats Will Beckon the Thaw, critical instru-metal darlings Pelican are putting the finishing touches on their upcoming album, City of Echoes. Recorded in Steve Albini's famed Electrical Audio with Andrew Schneider (Daughters, Keelhaul, Cave In, Unsane), the album is now in the final mixing stages and is set to be released May 22nd on Hydra Head. The new record promises to be the most...

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Thursday, 04 January 2007
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Toronto-based, Trinidad-born, artist k-os will launch a comprehensive, coast-to-coast U.S. tour in early 2007. Running from mid-February all the way into early April, the tour will find k-os supporting the U.S. release of ATLANTIS – Hymns for Disco on February 20, 2007 Read the Ground Control review of AtlantisListen in The Leak   with Gym Class Heroes, RX Bandits and P.O.S. 02/17/07 Boston, MA Avalon Ballroom02/18/07 Troy, NY Revolution Hall02/20/07 Indiana, PA Ohio Room – IU02/21/07 Washington, DC 9:30 Club02/22/07...

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Thursday, 04 January 2007
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Hooray for needless punctuation! stellastarr* will be taking their asterisk on the road on the road for short jaunts up the east and west coast, playing intimate (read: buy your tickets now, because they'll sell out) settings as they preview new material from their upcoming album. Monsters Are Waiting will be supporting most dates.   2/05 – San Diego @ Casbah2/07 – Los Angeles @ Troubadour2/10 – San Francisco @ Bottom of The Hill2/13 – Washington, DC @ Rock N...

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Thursday, 04 January 2007
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  Psych-rock trio Dead Meadow brought their winter tour to the Troubadour, on a rainy Saturday night in Los Angeles, with Spindrift and Tsk Tsk for an amazing performance that would keep the near capacity crowd transfixed until the very end. Having just finished a number of dates supporting Wolfmother, with Silversun Pickups, Jason Simon (vocals, guitar) and crew glided through the set in a most unassuming manner allowing the music to transport the audience into their realm with ease....

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Tuesday, 02 January 2007
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NY, NY—Along with his partner Rock, Sean Price (A.K.A. Ruck) dropped two impressive LP’s as the duo Heltah Skeltah; their 1996 debut Nocturnal (which included the indelible “Leflaur Leflah Eshkoshka”) and their 1998 follow-up Magnum Force. Sean is also a core member of the legendary Boot Camp Clik collective and has been a key and stand out contributor to all three of their collaborative releases; 1997’s For The People, 2002’s The Chosen Few and 2006’s The Last Stand. Not to...

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Tuesday, 02 January 2007
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Here are just a few of our contributors' top 10 favorite albums of 2006. It was pretty tough making such a short list, but these are the best of the best and will all make nice additions to your record collections… Mark Ziemke1. Midlake – The Trials of Van Occupanther2. Silversun Pickups – Carnavas3. Mastodon – Blood Mountain4. Boot Camp Clik – The Last Stand5. Joanna Newsom – Ys6. Saviours – Crucifire7. M. Ward – Post-War8. Katamine – Lag9. Wolfmother...

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Monday, 01 January 2007
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
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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