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...hang the dj is a music blog. Old school, shoegaze, psych, and darkwave are featured genres.

Legal disclaimer: This blog is my personal, independent website. It is not affiliated with Bell Media, nor does it represents the thoughts, opinions, desires, etc of Bell Media

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2014/06/30

Ought is a four-piece band from Montreal (via the U.S. and Australia) which came together around the time of Quebec's student strike in 2012. The band released its debut album More Than Any Other Day last month much to the delight of post-punk fans, especially fans of early Talking Heads. The record has a modern spin on post-punk, and much like Protomartyr, the band has a darkish sense of humor which adds to its allure. Stream a few individual tracks from More Than Any Other Day, but you ought to delve right into the entire record below. Order it now from iTunes or Amazon.







Published June 30th, 2014 @ 9:25 PM

Vermont band The Vacant Lots released its debut album titled Departure this week via Sonic Cathedral. The album is worth a listen for those who enjoy post-punk, garage, and/or psychedelic music. Bonus: Galaxie 500/Luna main man, Dean Wareham collaborated with the band on an album track titled "Tomorrow."  Check out a few songs below and grab the full album on iTunes, Amazon, or Sonic Cathedral.





Published June 30th, 2014 @ 8:02 PM

2014/06/28


Wray is a noise/shoegaze band from Birmingham, Alabama indeed worthy of your precious time and precious ears. So far the band premiered two songs from its forthcoming debut album, and both songs are truly magnificent. Take a listen to "Relative" and "Apacheria" below and be prepared to grab the full length album when it drops on July 15th. Swoon.





Wray tours North America later this year. Catch up with them live or on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

07/15 -- Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
07/16 -- St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
07/17 -- Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
07/18 -- Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
07/19 -- Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
07/20 -- Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
07/21 -- Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
07/22 -- West Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy Theatre
07/23 -- San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
07/24 -- Eugene, OR @ Cozmic Pizza
07/26 -- Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
08/17 -- Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree Cafe
08/26 -- Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree Cafe
09/02 -- Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle
09/03 -- Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Ballroom
09/04 -- Indianapolis, IN @ Radio Radio
09/05 -- Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
09/06 -- Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
09/07 -- Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
09/08 -- Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
09/09 -- Buffalo, NY @ Tralf Music Hall
09/10 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl
09/12 -- Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
09/13 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
09/14 -- Washington, DC @ Black Cat

Published June 28th, 2014 @ 8:34 PM

Happy Mondays' leader Shaun Ryder had an extraterrestrial experience when he was in his teens, and he's been fascinated with UFOs ever since. Last year Ryder traveled around the world investigating aliens and extraterrestrials and he brought along a camera crew.  The resulting reality series, Shaun Ryder on UFOs, aired on the History Channel in the UK and Europe. Unfortunately, the series hasn't (yet) been picked up in North America, but the first episode is available to view below thanks to You Tube. Three other episodes are also on You Tube, however they include Spanish overdubs.





Fans of Happy Mondays should also check out the Guardian's feature on the band's classic track "Kinky Afro" here.




Published June 28th, 2014 @ 5:57 PM

June

28 -- Beck @ Fox Theater

July

06 -- 311 @ Freedom Hill
11 -- Fucked Up @ The Loving Touch
12 -- Mo Pop Festival @ Freedom Hill
12 -- Sarah McLachlan @ Meadow Brook
14 -- Go Go's @ DTE
17 -- DIIV @ Magic Stick
17 -- The Fresh & Onlys @ Loving Touch
17 -- Neutral Milk Hotel @ Crofoot
23 -- Dick Dale @ Magic Bag
24 -- Camera Obscura @ Loving Touch
26 -- Soundgarden/NIN @ DTE
27 -- The Fixx @ Magic Bag
28 -- Jack White @ Fox Theater
28 -- Crocodiles @ PJ's Lager House
29 -- Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds @ Masonic Temple
30 -- Jack White @ Masonic Temple

August

01 -- 89X Birthday Bash @ DTE
02 -- Thornetta Davis @ Magic Stick
06 -- Tori Amos @ Fox Theater
07 -- The Cult @ Royal Oak Music Theater
09 -- Boris @ Magic Stick
11 -- Echo & The Bunnymen @ Saint Andrew's Hall
17 -- David Gray @ Meadow Brook
22 -- Polyphonic Spree @ Magic Bag
26 -- Bleachers @ St. Andrew's Hall

September

06 -- 89X Chill on the Hill Day 1 @ Freedom Hill
06 -- X @ Magic Bag
06 -- New Pornographers @ Majestic Theater
07 -- 89X Chill on the Hill @ Freedom Hill
07 -- English Beat (w/ Dave Wakeling) @ Magic Bag
08 -- Paul Weller @ St. Andrew's Hall
08 -- Elvis Costello @ Michigan Theater (rescheduled from 6/13)
10 -- Afghan Whigs @ St. Andrew's Hall
12 -- Black Keys @ Joe Louis Arena
14 -- Spoon @ Royal Oak Music Theater
14 -- Buzzcocks @ St. Andrew's Hall
16 -- Bob Mould @ Magic Stick
16 -- The War On Drugs @ Saint Andrew's Hall
16 -- Dandy Warhols @ Magic Bag
19 -- Living Colour @ Magic Bag
19 -- Shonen Knife @ Magic Stick
21 -- Hall & Oates @ Freedom Hill
21 -- Twin Shadow @ Magic Stick
23 -- Mark Kozelek @ Magic Bag
23 -- Freeman @ Magic Stick
24 -- Black Lips @ Magic Stick
30 -- Coheed & Cambria @ Fillmore Detroit

October

01 -- Erasure @ Royal Oak Music Theater
05 -- il songo del marinaio (ft Mike Watt) @ Magic Stick
07 -- Agent Orange @ Magic Stick
08 -- Sharon Van Etten @ The Loving Touch
13 -- J Mascis @ Blind Pig
16 -- Pearl Jam @ Joe Louis Arena
17 -- Henry Rollins (spoken word) @ Royal Oak Music Theater
23 -- Bastille @ Masonic Temple
28 -- The Horrors @ Magic Stick

November

10 -- alt-J @ Fillmore Detroit
11 -- Gruff Rhys @ The Loving Touch
13 -- Peter Hook @ Magic Bag

December

18 -- Adrian Belew Power Trio @ Magic Bag

2014/06/24


The Dandy Warhols released their first ever live album Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia: Live at the Wonder back in March. Today they've announced a North American tour which includes a Detroit area stop at the Magic Bag in Ferndale on September 16th. Tickets for the Ferndale show go on sale June 27th through Ticket Web. Dates for the full tour are posted below.



09/12 -- Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
09/13 -- Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
09/14 -- Indianapolis, IN @ Vogue Theater
09/16 -- Ferndale, MI @ Magic Bag
09/17 -- Newport, KY @ Southgate House Revival
09/18 -- Washington, DC @ Black Cat
09/19 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
09/20 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
09/22 -- Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
09/23 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
09/25 -- Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace
09/26 -- Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues
09/27 -- Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom
09/28 -- Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
09/30 -- Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre
10/01 -- Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
10/02 -- Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
10/03 -- Seattle, WA @ Showbox Market
10/04 -- Pioneertown, CA @ Desert Stars Festival

Published June 24th, 2014 @ 12:58 PM






As previously reported, Midge Ure is releasing a new solo album titled Fragile on July 4th in North America. Ure premiered the first single, "Become" and opened up pre-orders for the album on iTunes. "Become" and three other songs from the album are also available as individual downloads. Check out the video for "Become" below.



Ure will be part of this summer's Retro Futura tour which includes Thompson Twins' Tom Bailey, Howard Jones, China Crisis, and more. Ure will be focusing on playing fan favorites on the summer tour, but is expected to return to North America later this year to tour in support of Fragile.

08/21 -- New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater
08/22 -- Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre
08/23 -- Brookhaven, NY @ Pennysaver Amphitheater
08/24 -- Boston, MA @ Wilbur Theatre
08/26 -- Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus
08/27 -- Chicago, IL @ Ravinia Festival
08/29 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
08/30 -- Saratoga, CA @ Mountain Winery
09/03 -- Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
09/04 -- San Diego, CA @ Humphreys Concerts By the Bay
09/05 -- Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay
09/06 -- Sandy, UT @ Sandy Amphitheater

Published June 24th, 2014 @ 12:16 PM





Veruca Salt premiered the official video for their new track "It's Holy" today. Back in April, Veruca Salt requested fans to send footage of themselves listening to the record for the first time, and the footage has been incorporated into the music video.  Stream the finished product below courtesy of EW.



Veruca Salt kicked off their North American tour in support of their 10" single last week. Catch the band on the road if you're lucky enough to have a show in your town. Dates are posted below.



06/24 - Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
06/26 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
06/27 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
07/09 - Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
07/10 - Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom
07/11 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bunbury Festival
07/12 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
07/13 - St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
07/14 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
07/21 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat
07/22 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
07/24 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
07/25 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
07/26 - Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall

Published June 24th, 2014 @ 11:42 AM

2014/06/23


U.K. band Jaws has been making indie/dream pop since its inception in 2012 and wowed fans at the Reading and Leeds festival last year.  Come September 14th the band will release its highly anticipated debut album, Be Slowly, which includes brand new material plus compiles some of the band's previously released singles, such as "Gold" and "Surround You."  Today Jaws premiered the official video for the title track "Be Slowly," which serves as the first single from the record. Sink your teeth into "Be Slowly," below and pre-order the full album here. For more on Jaws, visit the official site here.







Published June 23rd, 2014 @ 4:27 PM

2014/06/21


Al Jourgensen from Ministry has been living in El Paso for the last 10 years, but he's decided to relocate to Los Angeles to focus on some film and book projects. Before leaving town, Uncle Al stopped by local television station KVIA for a short chat and to try his hand at doing the weather forecast. His appearance was as entertaining and magical as you'd expect.  Watch how it all went down below:



Jourgensen released his autobiography, The Lost Gospels According To Al Jourgensen last year. Grab a copy here.

Published June 21st, 2014 @ 9:48 AM





2014/06/20


My Bloody Valentine returns to the recording studio in the fall. NME caught up with Kevin Shields in London last night and and confirmed he's working on some new songs for an EP, and the plan is to record in October or November. No word on when My Bloody Valentine will release their new material. Read the short update here.

My Bloody Valentine broke the internet in February 2013 when they surprise-released their album m b v. Kind of fun to find out that the legendary Bob Mould is a super fan and was right there with the rest of us trying to download the album on that fateful Saturday evening. Mould told the Quietus:

"You should have seen me on the Saturday when the new one [mbv] came out. I was sitting there pressing refresh, refresh, trying to get the fucking thing - only earlier that day they let everyone know and they were in Korea getting ready to do rehearsals for something."



Published June 20th, 2014 @ 6:37 PM

Echo & the Bunnymen have been on the road in support of their newly released album Meteorites.  During their U.K. promo tour they stopped by NME and performed a brilliant acoustic version of the Velvet Underground's classic "I'm Waiting For The Man." Check out the awesome below:



Don't miss Echo & the Bunnymen on the road in North America this August.



08/01 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theater
08/02 -- San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
08/04 -- Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
08/05 -- Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
08/06 -- Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market
08/09 -- Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave
08/10 -- Chicago, IL @ Metro
08/11 -- Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
08/12 -- Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
08/14 -- Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
08/16 -- New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
08/17 -- New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
08/18 -- Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
08/19 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer

Published June 20th, 2014 @ 6:15 PM

2014/06/18


alt-J release the follow up to 2012's critically acclaimed album An Awesome Wave on September 22nd. Today the band premiered the first taste of This Is All Yours on the BBC, and now the single is available to stream on Soundcloud. Take a listen to "Hunger Of The Pine" below and don't miss alt-J on tour in North America this fall. Tickets for all of the shows, including the November 10th stop at the Fillmore Detroit are on sale now.



10/14 -- Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum Theatre
10/15 -- Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
10/16 -- Portland, OR @ Roseland Ballroom
10/20 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
10/21 -- Pomona, CA @ Fox Theater
10/24 -- San Diego, CA @ Soma
10/27 -- Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
10/28 -- Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
10/31 -- Minneapolis, MN @ Myth
11/02 -- Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
11/04 -- Tulsa, OK @ Cains Ballroom
11/05 -- Dallas, TX @ Southside Ball Room
11/06 -- Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center
11/07-09 -- Fun Fun Fun Fest
11/10 -- Detroit, MI @ Fillmore Detroit
11/11 -- Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus
11/12 -- Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
11/14 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Tower Theater
11/16 -- New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
11/18 -- Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
11/19 -- Washington DC @ Echostage

Published June 18th, 2014 @ 2:56 PM

Bob Mould picked his 13 favorite albums for the Baker's Dozen feature over at the Quietus. As you'd expect, he chose some excellent records and offered up great commentary on his list. Read the feature in full here.

Mould released his dark solo album Beauty & Ruin earlier this month and embarks on a North American tour in support of the album later this year. 





6/20 -- Calgary, AB @ Republik
6/21 -- Calgary, AB @ Republik
6/23 -- Chicago, IL @ Millennium Park
7/26 -- Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
9/06 -- Toronto, ON @ Riot Fest Toronto
9/10 -- New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
9/11 -- New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
9/12 -- Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
9/13 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
9/15 -- Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
9/16 -- Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
9/17 -- Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Ballroom
9/19 -- St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House
9/20 -- Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
9/21 -- Denver, CO @ Riot Fest Denver
9/23 -- Seattle, WA @ The Neptune Theater
9/24 -- Portland, OR @ Wonderland Ballroom
9/26 -- San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
9/27 -- Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
9/28 -- Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy

Published June 18th, 2014 @ 2:21 PM


Ministry releases a live Blu-Ray/DVD/CD collection titled Last Tangle In Paris on July 8th, which was captured in Paris during the bands's tour in 2012. Watch the trailer for the release below:



As announced previously, Ministry will return to the road for one last tour this fall to perform From Beer To Eternity in its entirety. Info on the tour is expected to be announced soon.

Meanwhile, Al Jourgensen has joined Twitter. Stay tuned for madness.


Published June 18th, 2014 @ 2:05 PM

2014/06/16


Buzzcocks announced several North American dates, including a date at St. Andrew's Hall on September 14th. The pre-sale kicks off June 19th at 10am and the general onsale is June 20th.

Buzzcocks are touring in support of their forthcoming album The Way.  Earlier this year the band launched a crowdfunding campaign for the record and those who pledged should be receiving the album by June 30th. Fans who didn't order through Pledge Music, fear not, Buzzcocks plan on having the album out to other retail sites by September and there will also be copies available on the North American tour.

North American tour itinerary (more dates TBA later this week)

09/06 -- New York, NY @ Webster Hall
09/07 -- Toronto, ON @ Riot Fest
09/12 -- Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
09/13 -- Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
09/14 -- Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew's Hall
09/19-21 -- Denver, CO @ Riot Fest

Published June 16th, 2014 @ 11:50 AM

Morrissey axed his tour last week, but he's still on board to release his album World Peace Is None Of Your Business on July 15th. Today he released a spoken word video for "The Bullfighter Dies" plus shared the full audio of studio version. Stream both below and pre-order World Peace Is None Of Your Business here.





Published June 16th, 2014 @ 10:36 AM

Sinead O'Connor returns with her new album I'm Not Bossy, I'm The Boss on August 12th. Today O'Connor premiered the first single, "Take Me To Church" and opened up pre-orders for the album. Stream the single below and pre-order here.



The album tracklist is posted below -- interesting to note the album's first song "How About I Be Me" was the title of her previous record, which was released in 2012.

01. How About I Be Me
02. Dense Water Deeper Down
03. Kisses Like Mine
04. Your Green Jacket
05. The Vishnu Room
06. The Voice Of My Doctor
07. Harbour
08. James Brown (With Seun Kuti)
09. 8 Good Reasons
10. Take Me to Church
11. Where Have You Been
12. Streetcars

Published June 16th, 2014 @ 10:28 AM

2014/06/15


Today marks the 35th anniversary of Joy Division's seminal album Unknown Pleasures. As announced previously, to commemorate the anniversay, several darkwave/post-punk/synth/alternative bands in Italy recorded a tribute album titled 3.5 Decades - A Joy Division Italian Tribute featuring 25 Joy Division covers. [Though the album is in celebration of Unknown Pleasures' anniversary, other tracks from Joy Division's career are also included, not just covers of songs from Unknown Pleasures.]  The full album is now available to purchase for 1 Euro (~ $1.35 U.S.) here, or stream the whole thing below:



Published June 15th, 2014 @ 7:06 PM

Drowners released its power packed debut album Drowners in January and spent part of the spring on the road supporting Temples. During the tour's stop in Seattle, Drowners visited local station KEXP for an interview and performance. Check out the live session below.



Not hip to Drowners yet? Enjoy the band's video for "Luv, Hold Me Down" and stream Drowners' short and sweet album in full below.





Published on June 15th, 2014 @ 7:29 AM


Here's an updated listing of shows coming through the Detroit area:

FYI: A makeup date for Elvis Costello's 6/13 show will be announced soon.

June

15 -- Jello Biafra & the Guantanamo School Of Medicine @ Magic Stick
15 -- Kaiser Chiefs @ Saint Andrew's Hall
16 -- Merchandise @ Jumbo's
17 -- Peter Murphy @ Magic Stick
18 -- My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult @ Shelter
18 -- Broken Bells @ Majestic Theater
20 -- Ozric Tentacles @ Magic Bag
21 -- Deafheaven @ Magic Stick
21 -- Swans @ Saint Andrew's Hall
22 -- Foxy Shazam @ Magic Stick
24 -- Dead Kennedys @ Saint Andrew's Hall

July

06 -- 311 @ Freedom Hill
12 -- Mo Pop Festival @ Freedom Hill
12 -- Sarah McLachlan @ Meadow Brook
14 -- Go Go's @ DTE
17 -- DIIV @ Magic Stick
17 -- The Fresh & Onlys @ Loving Touch
17 -- Neutral Milk Hotel @ Crofoot
24 -- Camera Obscura @ Loving Touch
26 -- Soundgarden/NIN @ DTE
27 -- The Fixx @ Magic Bag
28 -- Jack White @ Fox Theater
28 -- Crocodiles @ PJ's Lager House
29 -- Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds @ Masonic Temple
30 -- Jack White @ Masonic Temple

August

01 -- 89X Birthday Bash @ DTE
06 -- Tori Amos @ Fox Theater
09 -- Boris @ Magic Stick
11 -- Echo & The Bunnymen @ Saint Andrew's Hall
17 -- David Gray @ Meadow Brook
26 -- Bleachers @ St. Andrew's Hall

September

06 -- 89X Chill on the Hill Day 1 @ Freedom Hill
06 -- X @ Magic Bag
06 -- New Pornographers @ Majestic Theater
07 -- 89X Chill on the Hill @ Freedom Hill
07 -- English Beat (w/ Dave Wakeling) @ Magic Bag
08 -- Paul Weller @ St. Andrew's Hall
10 -- Afghan Whigs @ St. Andrew's Hall
12 -- Black Keys @ Joe Louis Arena
16 -- Bob Mould @ Magic Stick
16 -- The War On Drugs @ Saint Andrew's Hall
19 -- Shonen Knife @ Magic Stick
21 -- Hall & Oates @ Freedom Hill
23 -- Mark Kozelek @ Magic Bag
23 -- Freeman @ Magic Stick
24 -- Black Lips @ Magic Stick
30 -- Coheed & Cambria @ Fillmore Detroit

October

01 -- Erasure @ Royal Oak Music Theater
05 -- il songo del marinaio (ft Mike Watt) @ Magic Stick
13 -- J Mascis @ Blind Pig
16 -- Pearl Jam @ Joe Louis Arena
17 -- Henry Rollins (spoken word) @ Royal Oak Music Theater
23 -- Bastille @ Masonic Temple
28 -- The Horrors @ Magic Stick

November

10 -- alt-J @ Fillmore Detroit
11 -- Gruff Rhys @ The Loving Touch
13 -- Peter Hook @ Magic Bag

2014/06/12

Au Revoir Simone featuring Nikolai Fraiture of the Strokes premiered a cover of Mazzy Star's classic "Fade Into You." Fraiture told Rolling Stone he heard Au Revoir Simone perform "Fade Into You" during a radio session, then got in touch with them to collaborate on a slightly different version of the song. The results are pretty amazing -- the vocals stay pretty true to Hope Sandoval's smooth and dreamy style, but the music is very bouncy and upbeat, and somehow the pairing works really, really, well. Stream it here.

Published June 12th, 2014 @ 3:58 PM


Earlier this year David J (David J Haskins) launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund his new album An Eclipse of Ships. One of the campaign rewards was a private David J house party gig followed by a meet and greet--a reward which was snapped up by fan Peter Jones in Springfield, Utah who paid four thousand dollars for the exclusive event. On May 23rd, Haskins and his band set up shop for Jones and his friends, and performed an hourlong set. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that David J enjoyed doing the gig and would like to do more in the future:

"It is so refreshing to play in an intimate setting for the true music fans, cutting out the often-seedy middleman. In fact, I want to play a lot more of these gigs in the future. It really feels like the right way to go."

David J will be back on the road in September to perform intimate house party gigs in 11 different cities. Fans interested in hosting a house party on one of the stops on the tour can host a ticketed show or pay a flat fee and invite guests.  Info on how to get involved is posted here

Watch video of David J performing an acoustic version of "No New Tale To Tell" from the Springfield, Utah gig below.



An Eclipse of Ships was released on May 1st and is available through iTunes, Amazon, or Bandcamp. Stream a few tracks from the record (including his song about a vasectomy!) below:







Published on June 12th, 2014 @ 1:52 PM

Jack White appeared on Conan last night for an interview and performance. Watch White discuss the White Stripes' classic "Seven Nation Army" and his no cell phone policy at live shows, plus check out his two song performance below.









Published June 12th, 2014 @ 11:55 AM

2014/06/11



New Order played the swanky amfAR benefit in New York City last night to help the charity raise money for AIDS research. A short video featuring highlights from their set is posted below (begins a few seconds in, after some footage of Sarah Jessica Parker). Check out some pictures from the event, including several up close shots of Bernard Sumner here (thanks to Jeff for the heads up).



Here's video of New Order performing "Blue Monday" (audio is a bit distorted)



New Order return to North America in July for a short tour.

7/01 -- Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
7/06 -- Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theater
7/08 -- Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
7/11 -- San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
7/13 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theater

Meanwhile Peter Hook tours North America this fall playing Low Life & Brotherhood in full. Tickets for all of the shows, including the Detroit area stop at the Magic Bag on November 13th, are on sale now.

Published June 11th, 2014 @ 6:55 AM

2014/06/10


J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr returns with a new solo album Tied To A Star on August 26th. Today Mascis shared a new song titled "Every Morning" and opened up pre-orders for the album on cd, vinyl, and digital download through Sub Pop. Vinyl fans who pre-order early receive the Loser version of the album (comes on hot pink vinyl and art print) while supplies last.

Mascis also announced details for a North American tour in support of the album. Check out dates for the tour along with "Every Morning" below:



07/26 -- Carnation, WA @ Timber! Outdoor Festival
09/24 -- Hamden, CT @ The Ballroom at The Outer Space
09/25 -- Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live
09/26 -- Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
09/27 -- Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
09/28 -- Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle
09/30 -- Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree
10/01 -- Nashville, TN @ Exit/IN
10/02 -- Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club
10/03 -- Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
10/04 -- Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
10/05 -- St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway
10/07 -- Lawrence, KS @ Bottleneck
10/08 -- Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room
10/09 -- Minneapolis, MN @ Minneapolis Institute of Arts
10/10 -- Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
10/11 -- Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
10/13 -- Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig
10/14 -- Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
10/15 -- Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe
10/16 -- Washington, DC @ Black Cat
10/17 -- New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
10/18 -- Boston, MA @ Sinclair
11/07 - 11/09 -- Fun Fun Fun Fest
11/11 -- Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
11/12 -- San Diego, CA @ Casbah
11/13 -- Long Beach, CA @ Alex's Bar
11/14 -- Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
11/15 -- San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
11/16 -- Sonoma, CA @ Gundlach Bundschu
11/19 -- Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
11/20 -- Portland, Or @ Dante's
11/21 -- Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
11/22 -- Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge

Published June 10th, 2014 @ 11:46 PM

It's official: Morrissey canceled the remainder of his North American tour due to medical issues. The official statement was posted on Facebook earlier this evening:

"It is with great sadness that the remainder of the US Tour has been cancelled. The respiratory infection Morrissey contracted in Miami has worsened, and in the interest of making a full recovery, all further touring plans have been halted. Morrissey thanks his fans for their compassion, understanding, and well-wishes during this difficult period as he recuperates."

Another, more detailed, statement was posted on True To You. The statement calls out opening act Kristeen Young for allegedly spreading the respiratory virus that was too much for the crew and Morrissey to overcome:

"Morrissey announces the close down of the present U.S. tour with "unimaginable sorrow". On Saturday, June 7th, following the show at Boston Opera House, Morrissey collapsed and was rushed to Massachusetts General Hospital where doctors treated Morrissey for "acute fever". Difficulties had arisen on May 31st following Kristeen Young's opening set at the Miami Knight Concert Hall, after which Kristeen confessed to "a horrendous cold", the symptoms of which were passed on to Morrissey resulting in the cancellation of the next show in Atlanta.

For the good of all, Kristeen was asked to step down from the immediate upcoming shows, but instead she decided to leave the tour entirely. Morrissey and the band wish her well and hope she is now in good health.

Morrissey received medical attention in Miami, and once again in Boston, but it was not enough to shake off the virus, the recovery time for which is too lengthy to meet the final 9 shows of the tour."

Kristeen Young, by the way, denies the claim of "confessing to a cold" and posted her own statement on the matter on her Facebook. The post is unavailable at the moment, however several sites, including Pitchfork, are reporting the statement as follows:

"Ok. Regarding the recent True-to-you statement from Morrissey: I did not "confess to a horrendous cold". On Monday, June 2nd, I had an allergy attack that was over within 16 hours. I went to a doctor (on Monday, June 2nd), an allergy specialist, who gave me drugs for allergies...and they worked. I explained this (early on Tuesday, June 3rd) and offered this doctor's phone number to Morrissey personally, via email, and the tour manager, Donnie Knutson (for proof....since they seemed to doubt me). But, they NEVER followed up with me or said doctor. Also....it is incorrect that I "decided to leave the tour completely". I was asked to leave. Was called (in the presence of my band as witnesses) by Morrissey's booking agent, Dave Tamaroff, and told that there would be a new support band in Boston. I am very sorry that Morrissey is not feeling well. But I will not tolerate these lies....particularly about my health. This is really too much and bizarre."

Regardless of which story you believe, the tour has been canceled and refunds are available at point of purchase.



Published June 10th, 2014 @ 11:35 PM

UPDATE (6/10/14 @ 11:48 PM): All the remaining dates of Morrissey's tour have now been canceled & no makeup dates are planned.  Details posted here.

Morrissey reportedly postponed two more shows on his North American tour due to medical issues. According to the 9:30 Club in the DC area, Morrissey's show that was scheduled for tonight in Baltimore has been rescheduled for June 24th, and tomorrow's show in Washington DC has been rescheduled for June 25th. The tour is expected to resume on Friday, June 13th in Chicago. Read the statement from the 9:30 Club on the matter below:

"IMPORTANT INFO: At the advice of Morrissey Official's medical team, Baltimore at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall is now rescheduled for June 24 and the The Lincoln Theatre in Washington DC is rescheduled for June 25. All tickets previously purchased will be honored for the new dates."

Morrissey's representatives have not commented yet, however an official statement on the rescheduled dates is expected later today.

6/10 -- Baltimore MD @ Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
6/11 -- Washington DC @ Lincoln Theater
6/13 -- Chicago IL @ Civic Opera House
6/14 -- Flint MI @ James Whiting Auditorium
6/16 -- Lewiston NY @ Artpark Main Stage Theater
6/17 -- Wilmington DE @ Grand Opera House
6/19 -- Hershey PA @ Hershey Theatre
6/21 -- New York NY @ Barclays Center Arena
6/22 -- Atlantic City, NJ @ Revel Ovation Hall
6/24 -- Baltimore MD @ Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
6/25 -- Washington DC @ Lincoln Theater

Published June 10th, 2014 @ 5:49 AM

Jack White appeared on the Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon last night. White performed "Lazaretto" and stuck around to perform "Just One Drink" as a Fallon web-exclusive. Check out both performances along with a short interview with White below.

White's new album Lazaretto is out today. Tonight he plays a record release show at the Fonda in Hollywood, which streams live on the net at 9:45 PM PT/12:45 AM ET.







Published June 10th, 2014 @ 5:31 AM

2014/06/09

The 2nd annual Cassette Store Day is being planned for September 27th. The event will take place in Europe/U.K. and the U.S. and, much like Record Store Day, exclusive limited edition releases will be available. So far organizers (Kissability/Suplex in Europe, and Burger Records in the U.S.) are still hammering out the specific details with cassette labels and record stores, and details on the special releases will be announced closer to the event. For now, those labels or stores interested in participating are encouraged to visit the official Cassette Store Day website.


Published June 9th, 2014 @ 7:55 PM

Post-punk/darkwave fans: Koban is a pretty sweet male/female duo from Vancouver which has been releasing music since 2011. In 2013 Koban released its first full length album null, and in July a new ep titled VIDE will be released. Stream the new track "401a" from the VIDE ep below and pre-order the ep on pink/black vinyl here.



Those interested in hearing more from Koban should stream the full length null here, and catch up with Koban on Facebook.

Published June 9th, 2014 @ 7:20 PM

Jack White releases his new album Lazaretto on June 10th in North America, and he'll be busy the next few days promoting the release with some special events.

Tonight Jack White appears on the Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, then tomorrow, June 10th, White plays a record release show at the Fonda in Hollywood, and that concert will streams live via NPR starting at 9:45 PM PST/12:45 AM ET. Finally White wraps things up on Wednesday, June 11th with an appearance on Conan.

UPDATED June 12th, 2014:

If you missed it, watch Jack White's performance on Fallon here.

Stream the archive of Jack White's webcast here.

Watch Jack White's interview & performance on Conan here






Published June 9th, 2014 @ 6:35 PM

Alt-J release the follow up to 2012's critically acclaimed album An Awesome Wave this September. The band's new album is titled This Is All Yours on September 22nd in North America and a day earlier in the U.K. Alt-J also announced details for a North American tour which brings them to the Fillmore Detroit on November 10th. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 13th, however fans who pre-order This Is All Yours from the band's website have access to a pre-sale which kicks off on June 11th. Details on that are posted here.

10/14 -- Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum Theatre
10/15 -- Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
10/16 -- Portland, OR @ Roseland Ballroom
10/20 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
10/21 -- Pomona, CA @ Fox Theater
10/24 -- San Diego, CA @ Soma
10/27 -- Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
10/28 -- Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
10/31 -- Minneapolis, MN @ Myth
11/02 -- Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
11/04 -- Tulsa, OK @ Cains Ballroom
11/05 -- Dallas, TX @ Southside Ball Room
11/06 -- Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center
11/07-09 -- Fun Fun Fun Fest
11/10 -- Detroit, MI @ Fillmore Detroit
11/11 -- Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus
11/12 -- Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
11/14 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Tower Theater
11/16 -- New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
11/18 -- Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
11/19 -- Washington DC @ Echostage

Published June 9th, 2014 @ 1:26 PM

2014/06/08


Hot on the heels of its brilliant 2013 self-titled album, Montreal's Elephant Stone is set to return with a brand new album in August.

[For those not familiar with Elephant Stone, the band creates a splendid mix of indie-pop laced with psychedelica (Elephant Stone's founding member Rishi Dhir is an accomplished sitar player and has recorded and toured with Brian Jonestown Massacre, Black Angels, the Horrors, and others in the psychedelic music scene).]

Elephant Stone announced their fourth full length album, The Three Poisons, will be released on August 26th and they've shared the first taste of the record which doubles as (sort of) the album's title track. Stream "Three Poisons" below and pre-order the album here.



If you dig psych music do yourself a favor and listen to Elephant Stone's previously released material. All three albums are available to stream for free on the band's official website. Also, check out a few other highlights below:

Earlier this year their cover of "L.A. Woman" was included on A Psych Tribute To The Doors.



"Setting Sun" was one of the finest moments of 2013. Here's the video.



If Christmas songs are your thing, their cover of "Christmastime Is Here" from A Charlie Brown Christmas is pretty cool.



Published June 8th, 2014 @ 7:38 AM

Here's a list of some cool shows coming through the Detroit area over the next few months.

*JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR HAS BEEN CANCELED. OBTAIN REFUNDS AT POINT OF PURCHASE

**MORRISSEY HAS CANCELED HIS TOUR. OBTAIN REFUNDS AT POINT OF PURCHASE

June

10 -- Chain Gang Of 1974 @ Magic Stick
11 -- Phoenix w/ Albert Hammond Jr @ Fillmore
12 -- Flaming Lips @ Fillmore
13 -- Elvis Costello @ Michigan Theater
13 -- Diana Ross @ Freedom Hill
**14 -- Morrissey @ Whiting Auditorium
15 -- Jello Biafra & the Guantanamo School Of Medicine @ Magic Stick
15 -- Kaiser Chiefs @ Saint Andrew's Hall
16 -- Merchandise @ Jumbo's
17 -- Peter Murphy @ Magic Stick
18 -- My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult @ Shelter
18 -- Broken Bells @ Majestic Theater
20 -- Ozric Tentacles @ Magic Bag
21 -- Deafheaven @ Magic Stick
21 -- Swans @ Saint Andrew's Hall
22 -- Foxy Shazam @ Magic Stick
24 -- Dead Kennedys @ Saint Andrew's Hall
28 -- Beck @ Fox Theater
*28 -- Jesus Christ Superstar ft John Lydon @ Joe Louis Arena

July

06 -- 311 @ Freedom Hill
12 -- Mo Pop Festival @ Freedom Hill
12 -- Sarah McLachlan @ Meadow Brook
14 -- Go Go's @ DTE
17 -- DIIV @ Magic Stick
17 -- The Fresh & Onlys @ Loving Touch
17 -- Neutral Milk Hotel @ Crofoot
24 -- Camera Obscura @ Loving Touch
26 -- Soundgarden/NIN @ DTE
27 -- The Fixx @ Magic Bag
28 -- Jack White @ Fox Theater
28 -- Crocodiles @ PJ's Lager House
29 -- Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds @ Masonic Temple
30 -- Jack White @ Masonic Temple

August

01 -- 89X Birthday Bash @ DTE
06 -- Tori Amos @ Fox Theater
09 -- Boris @ Magic Stick
11 -- Echo & The Bunnymen @ Saint Andrew's Hall
17 -- David Gray @ Meadow Brook

September

06 -- 89X Chill on the Hill @ Freedom Hill
07 -- 89X Chill on the Hill @ Freedom Hill
07 -- English Beat (w/ Dave Wakeling) @ Magic Bag
08 -- Paul Weller @ St. Andrew's Hall
10 -- Afghan Whigs @ St. Andrew's Hall
12 -- Black Keys @ Joe Louis Arena
16 -- Bob Mould @ Magic Stick
16 -- The War On Drugs @ Saint Andrew's Hall
19 -- Shonen Knife @ Magic Stick
21 -- Hall & Oates @ Freedom Hill
23 -- Mark Kozelek @ Magic Bag
23 -- Freeman @ Magic Stick
24 -- Black Lips @ Magic Stick
30 -- Coheed & Cambria @ Fillmore Detroit

October

01 -- Erasure @ Royal Oak Music Theater
05 -- il songo del marinaio (ft Mike Watt) @ Magic Stick
16 -- Pearl Jam @ Joe Louis Arena
17 -- Henry Rollins (spoken word) @ Royal Oak Music Theater
23 -- Bastille @ Masonic Temple
28 -- The Horrors @ Magic Stick

November

11 -- Gruff Rhys @ The Loving Touch
13 -- Peter Hook @ Magic Bag

Published June 1st, 2014 @ 10:28 AM

2014/06/07


Last we left Ian McCulloch, he had a bout of laryngitis and was forced to postpone a few Echo & the Bunnymen shows. But McCulloch has recovered and here's some stellar video proof -- last night McCulloch joined Arcade Fire at their show in London and performed "The Cutter" live. Watch how it went down below:



SO GOOD!

Echo & the Bunnymen released their new album Meteorites last week and return to North America for a tour in August. Dates and the band's video for "Lovers On The Run" are posted below:



08/01 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theater
08/02 -- San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
08/04 -- Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
08/05 -- Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
08/06 -- Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market
08/09 -- Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave
08/10 -- Chicago, IL @ Metro
08/11 -- Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
08/12 -- Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
08/14 -- Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
08/16 -- New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
08/17 -- New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
08/18 -- Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
08/19 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer

Published June 7th, 2014 @ 3:27 PM

2014/06/05


Morrissey and his crew fell ill earlier in the week forcing him to cancel yesterday's show in Atlanta and postpone tomorrow's show in Atlantic City, which has been rescheduled for June 22nd. Due to overwhelming media drama over the news, Morrissey issued a statement confirming the tour will indeed resume in Boston at the Boston Opera House on Saturday, June 7th. Read the statement below:

"As Morrissey and the touring party recover from a virus, the engagement in Atlantic City at the Revel Ovation Hall has been postponed to Sunday, June 22. All previously purchased tickets will be honored on the new date. The tour will resume as originally scheduled, without question, at the Boston Opera House on Saturday, June 7."

The updated tour itinerary is posted below. Morrissey releases his new album World Peace Is None Of Your Business on July 15th.





6/07 -- Boston MA @ Boston Opera House
6/10 -- Baltimore MD @ Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
6/11 -- Washington DC @ Lincoln Theater
6/13 -- Chicago IL @ Civic Opera House
6/14 -- Flint MI @ James Whiting Auditorium
6/16 -- Lewiston NY @ Artpark Main Stage Theater
6/17 -- Wilmington DE @ Grand Opera House
6/19 -- Hershey PA @ Hershey Theatre
6/21 -- New York NY @ Barclays Center Arena
6/22 -- Atlantic City, NJ @ Revel Ovation Hall

Published June 5th, 2014 @ 12:42 PM

Interpol returns with its first new album in four years and the band's fifth album overall on September 9th. The album is titled El Pintor and includes 10 songs, all recorded at New York's Electric Ladyland studios. Brandon Curtis and Robert Manning Jr are also featured on the record, which was mixed by Alan Moulder.

Pre-orders for El Pintor opened up today -- the album will be available on cd, vinyl, and as a digital download. Pre-orders through iTunes come with an exclusive bonus track on release day, plus an early download of "All The Rage Back Home" in July. Matador is also offering a exclusive white vinyl version which comes with alternate artwork and a limited edition silkscreen print while supplies last.

So far Interpol hasn't shared a song from the album, however they have posted a video featuring footage of them recording the album, which you can stream below:



Published June 5th, 2014 @ 10:00 AM

Chrissie Hynde performed on the Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon last night. She performed her new single "Dark Sunglasses" on the program plus performed an additional song "You Or No One" as a web exclusive. Both performances are available to view below.

Tonight Hynde heads over to the Colbert Report for another live performance. Her solo album Stockholm arrives June 10th and is streaming ahead of its release right now on Amazon.





Published June 5th, 2014 @ 9:38 AM

Afghan Whigs performed out their latest single, "Matamoros" on Letterman last night and as you would expect, they brought the awesome. Check out the rocking Letterman performance below and watch a short fan filmed video of the band leaving the Ed Sullivan Theater here.





Published June 5th, 2014 @ 9:27 AM

Bob Mould appeared on Conan last night to rock out his latest single, "I Don't Know You Anymore" from his new album Beauty & Ruin.  Check out the performance below:



Earlier this week Bob Mould premiered the official video for "I Don't Know You Anymore" and announced dates for his North American tour, which includes a stop at the Magic Stick in Detroit on September 16th. Dates for the full tour are posted below.



North American tour

6/12 -- Harrisburg, PA @ Stage On Herr
6/13 -- Rehoboth Beach, DE @ Analog-A-Go-Go
6/14 -- Rehoboth Beach, DE @ Analog-A-Go-Go
6/20 -- Calgary, AB @ Republik
6/21 -- Calgary, AB @ Republik
6/23 -- Chicago, IL @ Millennium Park
7/26 -- Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
9/06 -- Toronto, ON @ Riot Fest Toronto
9/10 -- New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
9/11 -- New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
9/12 -- Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
9/13 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
9/15 -- Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
9/16 -- Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
9/17 -- Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Ballroom
9/19 -- St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House
9/20 -- Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
9/21 -- Denver, CO @ Riot Fest Denver
9/23 -- Seattle, WA @ The Neptune Theater
9/24 -- Portland, OR @ Wonderland Ballroom
9/26 -- San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
9/27 -- Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
9/28 -- Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy

Published June 5th, 2014 @ 9:15 AM

2014/06/04


Today Michael Stipe premiered his first new material since the disbandment of R.E.M. Stipe collaborated with Andy LeMaster on the instrumental track, "The Coldlands," which was written for and inspired by the new Tom Gilroy film of the same name (film available on demand here).

Stipe discussed the project in an interview with Salon and revealed that because this is the first music he's released since R.E.M., he felt some added pressure, but because he knew he wouldn't be singing it made things easier:

"This is, in fact, the first thing that I’ve done musically since R.E.M disbanded. So, of course, I wanted it to be for something that meant a lot to me. That was important.

But this was more like an oral painting in a way because I didn’t have to use my voice. I didn’t have the pressure of writing a lyric or expressing a feeling or emotion through my voice. I could do it through instruments...If there was a singer, it wouldn’t have been me. I would have found someone. That’s not just being ornery. It’s just that I don’t want to do it right now."

Stipe also isn't sure when he'll create more music, but re-affirmed that music is still an important part of his life:

"So I think music will most definitely be a part of my future output. I hope it is. But it’s going to run through a very different circuit, I would expect. I love music. I think it’s an immensely moving form for me, but how do I apply that to where I am now?"

Listen to "The Coldlands" and read the full Q & A with Michael Stipe here.

Last month R.E.M. released a non-limited edition version of their Record Store Day Unplugged collection, plus a massive rarities collection.

Published June 4th, 2014 @ 8:24 PM

Jack White debuted the official video for "Lazaretto" today and opened up pre-orders for the 7" version of the single -- the single features the non-album track "Power Of My Love" (Elvis Presley cover) as the b-side. The single ships June 9th.

White also confirmed a couple of late night television performances for next week -- on Monday, June 9th, White appears on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon; on Wednesday, June 11th he's on Conan O'Brien.



Jack White's album Lazaretto drops June 10th and is streaming ahead of its release on iTunes.

Published June 4th, 2014 @ 7:44 PM

Chrissie Hynde releases her debut solo album Stockholm on June 10th in North America, but you can stream the album in full right now over at Amazon. While you're there, pre-order Stockholm or get it from iTunes or Hynde's official store.

Tonight don't miss Chrissie Hynde performing on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and tomorrow (June 5th) on the Colbert Report.

UPDATE (6/5/14): Watch Hynde's performance on Fallon here.

Watch some video of Hynde's recent perform on Later...With Jools Holland, plus enjoy vintage video of Hynde performing "Only Happy When It Rains" with Shirley Manson.







Published June 4th, 2014 @ 7:48 AM

Afghan Whigs appear on Letterman tonight in support of their excellent new album Do To The Beast. While you're waiting for that enjoy video from a couple of recent live performances.









Afghan Whigs always put on a dynamic live show, so grab tickets now for their North American tour. Dates are posted below.

08/26 -- Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
08/27 -- Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
08/29 -- Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
08/30 -- Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot Festival
09/03 -- Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
09/05 -- Montreal, QC @ Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre
09/06 -- Toronto, ON @ Riot Fest
09/09 -- Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues
09/10 -- Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew's Hall
09/12 -- St. Louis, MO @ Ready Room
09/16 -- Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
09/18 -- Orlando, FL @ The Beacham
09/19 -- Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
09/20 -- New Orleans, LA @ Civic Theater
09/26 -- Cincinnati, OH @ Mid Point Music Festival
09/27 -- Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Small's Theatre
10/01 -- Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
10/03 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
10/04 -- New York, NY @ Beacon Theater
10/07 -- Chapel Hill, NC @ The Orange Peel
10/22 -- San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
10/24 -- Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up
10/25 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda Theatre
10/28 -- Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
10/29 -- Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
10/31 -- Austin, TX @ The Mohawk

Published June 4th, 2014 @ 7:30 AM

Soundgarden celebrated the release of the 20th anniversary edition of Superunknown by performing "Spoonman" on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. The band also ripped through "My Wave" as a web-exclusive, plus Chris Cornell, Kim Thayil, and Matt Cameron filmed a short video explaining how the track came together. Watch it all below:







Published June 4th, 2014 @ 7:10 AM

2014/06/03


San Francisco project Vaniish, made up of current and ex-members of Wax Idols, release its debut album Memory Work on June 10th. Fans of post-punk and darkwave will LOVE this album -- it's dark, moody, dreamy, gazey; at times it feels very much like the Cure, then the next moment it's more dreamy and psychedelic.  Don't waste any more time living without the sweet sounds -- stream Memory Work in full ahead of its release and pre-order the album from iTunes, Amazon, or Metropolis.  Via AV Club.



Published June 3rd, 2014 @ 12:58 PM

Robyn Hitchcock returns with his 20th studio album titled The Man Upstairs on August 26th. The ten track album includes brand new material as well as a handful of cover songs originally recorded by Roxy Music, the Doors, and the Psychedelic Furs. Hitchcock embraced the idea of recording as a performer utilizing a mix of new and old material, instead of "just another singer-songwriter laying their freshest eggs."

So far Hitchcock announced a pair of shows in June, however according to Hitchcock's press release, a full North American tour will be announced in the weeks to come. Check out Hitchcock's cover of Psych Furs' "The Ghost Of You" and the tracklisting for The Man Upstairs below:



01. The Ghost In You
02. San Francisco Patrol
03. To Turn You On
04. Trouble In Your Blood
05. Somebody To Break Your Heart
06. Don't Look Down
07. Ferries
08. Comme Toujours
09. The Crystal Ship
10. Recalling The Truth

Published June 3rd, 2014 @ 12:27 PM

Jack White releases his second solo album, Lazaretto, on June 10th. Stream the album in full ahead of the release over at iTunes.

Meanwhile starting tomorrow, Jack White is giving fans a hands-on sneak peek preview of the Ultra version of Lazaretto at select record stores.  Sadly no stores from the Midwest (including Detroit) are holding a preview, but those in Detroit who feel up to crossing the border can check it out at Dr. Disc in Windsor, Ontario.  The full list of participating stores is posted here.

The non-hands on sneak peek of the Ultra LP



Published June 3rd, 2014 @ 10:53 AM