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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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2015/05/30


Ride played Primavera Sound 2015 in Barcelona yesterday -- the band's fiery and thrilling set was included as part of the festival's live webcast. The entire performance has made its way onto You Tube, so if you missed the webcast yesterday, check out the archive while you can!



Ride is back in North America this week to play shows in New York and Toronto. They'll return for a more extensive tour, which includes a stop at St. Andrew's Hall, in the fall. Grab tickets while you can!

06/01 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
06/02 -- Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
06/04 -- New York, NY @ Terminal 5
06/06 -- Porto, Portugal @ Primavera Festival
06/07 -- London, UK @ Field Day Festival
06/21 -- Hilvarenbeek, NL @ Best Kept Secret Festival
07/19 -- Gräfenhainichen, DE @ Melt! Festival
07/24 -- Niigata Prefecture, JP @ Fuji Rock Festival
08/09 -- Katowice, PL @ Off Festival
08/13 -- Middelalderparken, NO @ Øya Festival
09/04 -- Stradbally, IE @ Electric Picnic
09/17 -- Washington DC @ 9:30 Club
09/19 -- Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
09/21 -- New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
09/22 -- New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
09/25 -- Cincinnati, OH @ Midpoint Festival
09/26 -- Chicago, IL @ Riviera
09/27 -- Champaign, IL @ Pygmalion Festival
09/29 -- Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City
10/01 -- Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew's Hall
10/02 -- Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues
10/03 -- Boston, MA @ Paradise

Published May 30th, 2015 @ 2:52 PM

Swervedriver released the fantastic new album I Wasn't Born To Lose You earlier this year.  Now the band premiered the official video for the latest single, "I Wonder" and announced even more dates in North America. [As previously reported tickets for the Detroit area date -- September 10th at the Blind Pig in Ann Arbor -- went on sale yesterday.]

Take a look at the video and tour itinerary below:




08/28 Denver, CO @ Riot Fest
08/29 Omaha, NE @ Reverb Lounge
08/30 Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
08/31 Columbia, MO @ Rose Music Hall
09/01 Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall
09/02 Columbus, OH @ Skully's Music Diner
09/03 Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe
09/04 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
09/05 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
09/06 Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
09/08 Buffalo, NY @ Waiting Room
09/09 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
09/10 Ann Arbor, MI @ Bling Pig
09/12 Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
09/14 Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
09/15 Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight
09/16 Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club
09/17 Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
09/18 New Orleans, LA @ House Of Blues
09/19 San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
09/20 Houston, TX @ House of Blues
09/21 Austin, TX @ The Parish
09/23 Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
09/24 Las Vegas, NV @ Bunkhouse Saloon
09/25 Costa Mesa, CA @ Maison
09/26 Pioneertown, CA @ Desert Stars Festival
09/27 Santa Barbara, CA @ Velvet Jones
09/28 San Diego, CA @ Casbah
10/01 Honolulu, HI @ The Republik

Published May 30th, 2015 @ 2:44 PM

2015/05/28


OMD is back in action -- the legendary band will be on the road for select festival dates in Europe over the next couple of months.  Last night the band performed at Primavera in Barcelona and their set was included in the festival's webcast.  Some high quality video (and full audio) from the show is available to view below.

Meanwhile OMD announced they'll release a live DVD featuring footage captured at their Liverpool shows last November. The Museum of Liverpool DVD will be available to pre-order from Pledge Music starting tomorrow (page/link goes live 5/29 @ 10am ET).

Full concert (starts ~ 30 seconds in)















Audio of full concert:



Published May 28th, 2015 @ 9:25 PM

2015/05/27


The Detroit area concert list is BACK!

MAY

05/31 -- Noel Gallagher @ Royal Oak Music Theater

JUNE

06/01 -- Crocodiles @ Pyramid Scheme
06/02 -- Merchandise & Cloakroom @ UFO Factory (***Nothing will not be performing)
06/04 -- Temples @ St. Andrew's Hall
06/04 -- Speedy Ortiz @ UFO Factory
06/07 -- Purity Ring @ Royal Oak Music Theater
06/08 -- Meat Puppets/Soul Asylum @ Crofoot
06/09 -- Robert Plant wsg Pixies @ Meadow Brook
06/09 -- Wire @ Majestic Theater
06/11 -- Jon Spencer Blues Explosion @ Huma Room
06/12 -- Local H @ Loving Touch
06/13 -- White Lung @ Pj's Lager House
06/16 -- Lower Dens @ Loving Touch
06/16 -- My Morning Jacket @ Fillmore
06/17 -- My Morning Jacket @ Fillmore
06/19 -- Best Coast @ Majestic Theater
06/22 -- David Gray @ Meadow Brook
06/24 -- Andrew McMahon & the Wilderness @ Majestic Theater
06/25 -- Christopher Owens @ Pike Room
06/25 -- ELECTRIC FOREST @ Rothbury, MI
06/26 -- ELECTRIC FOREST @ Rothbury, MI
06/26 -- My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult @ Token Lounge
06/27 -- Pins @ Loving Touch
06/27 -- En Esch @ Smalls
06/27 -- ELECTRIC FOREST @ Rothbury, MI
06/28 -- ELECTRIC FOREST @ Rothbury, MI
06/28 -- Tanlines @ Loving Touch

JULY

07/01 -- Death Grips @ St. Andrew's Hall
07/05 -- Brian Wilson w/ Rodriguez @ Fox Theater
07/07 -- Ceremony w/ Pity Sex @ Marble Bar
07/08 -- Morrissey @ Masonic Temple/Jack White Theater
07/08 -- Jane's Addiction @ Common Ground Festival
07/08 -- Rolling Stones @ Comerica Park
07/12 -- Flaming Lips @ Common Ground Festival
07/14 -- Neil Young w/ Band Of Horses @ DTE
07/16 -- Matthew Sweet @ Magic Bag
07/19 -- Run DMC @ DTE
07/22 -- Incubus/Deftones @ DTE
07/25 -- MO POP FESTIVAL @ West Riverfront Park
07/26 -- MO POP FESTIVAL @ West Riverfront Park
07/27 -- Steely Dan w/ Elvis Costello @ DTE
07/30 -- Brand New @ Meadow Brook
07/31 -- Lord Huron @ Royal Oak Music Theatre

AUGUST

08/01 -- The Kills @ St. Andrew's Hall
08/02 -- Primus w/ Dinosaur Jr @ Freedom Hill
08/05 -- Smashing Pumpkins/Marilyn Manson @ DTE
08/14 -- Derrick May & Detroit Symphony Orchestra @ Chene Park
08/15 -- Social Distortion @ Royal Oak Music Theater
08/22 -- Psychedelic Furs & Church @ Royal Oak Music Theater
08/24 -- Foo Fighters w/ Royal Blood @ DTE
08/26 -- Earth Wind & Fire/Chicago @ DTE

SEPTEMBER

09/10 -- Swervedriver @ Blind Pig
09/12 -- of Montreal @ Majestic Theater
09/13 -- Echo & the Bunnymen @ St. Andrew's Hall
09/19 -- Beach House @ Royal Oak Music Theater
09/22 -- alt-J @ Meadow Brook
09/29 -- 89X Fall Ball @ Masonic Temple

OCTOBER

10/01 -- Ride @ St. Andrew's Hall
10/05 -- Kraftwerk @ Masonic Temple
10/15 -- Luna @ St. Andrew's Hall

NOVEMBER

11/14 -- Youssou N'Dour @ Hill Auditorium
11/21 -- Prong @ Token Lounge
Last year Luna announced they were reuniting, and now they've announced dates for a fall North American tour. The tour includes a stop at St. Andrew's Hall in Detroit on October 15th -- the general onsale for tickets is Friday, May 29th at 10am, and the internet presale kicks off tomorrow (use password SPEAKERS). The North American tour itinerary is posted below some excellent footage of Luna performing last month in Portugal.



06/11 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Northside Festival
10/03 -- Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
10/05 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
10/06 -- Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
10/07 -- New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
10/08 -- New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
10/09 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg
10/10 -- Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
10/13 -- Toronto, ON @ Danforth Hall
10/14 -- Pittsburgh, PA @ Andy Warhol Museum
10/15 -- Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew's Hall
10/16 -- Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues
10/17 -- Minneapolis, MN @ The Cedar
10/23 -- San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
10/24 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom

Published May 27th, 2015 @ 8:08 PM


Swervedriver have been on the road in support of their new album I Wasn't Born To Lose You. Though the band bypassed the Detroit area earlier this year, they've finally announced a local show. Don't miss Swervedriver at the Blind Pig in Ann Arbor on September 10th. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 29th at 10am. For more details click here.



Published May 27th, 2015 @ 7:43 PM

2015/05/23


As previously reported, Robert Smith's cover of "There's A Girl In The Corner" (originally done by Twilight Sad) will be released as a limited edition 7" single on June 15th. The double A-side single also features the Twilight Sad's latest song "It Never Was The Same." The 7" single will be released on limited edition colored vinyl and as a digital download.  Pre-order here and stream both songs in full below:

A: Twilight Sad "It Never Was The Same"
AA: Robert Smith "There's A Girl In The Corner"





Published May 23rd, 2015 @ 3:55 PM
Darius Minwalla, drummer of the Posies died at his home in Vancouver, BC on May 20th. The band confirmed the news on their website with the following statement:

"We cannot put off this announcement, as much as we wish to: our dear friend and drummer for the last 14 years, Darius Minwalla, died yesterday. Causes yet unknown. He was at home. He was loved very much by many people; we’re still struggling to cope with the loss. I was dealing with it yesterday, hoping the news was some kind of cruel prank, but alas, no. We love you, buddy."

Minwalla was 39 years old.

UPDATE: 6/6/15:

Minwalla had been scheduled to hit the road with Hugh Cornwell (former leader/founder of the Stranglers). Cornwell was interviewed by the mag the Stranger and had some wonderful things to say about Minwalla.

"I'll tell you what: He really included people. This became clear to me when we went around America touring, because he really knew a lot of people. He had great friends, and he wanted me to know them, and them to know me. He brought people together. That's a really, really lovely quality. Not everybody has it...I'm gonna dedicate a song to him wherever we go. When we hit the stage, I'm gonna be playing my heart out for him. He's not forgotten."

Read the full piece here.

Published May 23rd, 2015 @ 3:55 PM ; updated June 6th, 2015 @ 7:35 PM

2015/05/21


The legendary shoegaze band Ride played an hourlong live session at the Maida Vale studios in London on May 20th.  The session was the band's first UK session since 1994 and overall longest session since reuniting last November. Stream the audio of this fantastic event on the BBC website here, or stream down below!



Ride fans should also check out video from a recent U.S. live session here.

Don't miss Ride when they return to Detroit on October 1st at St. Andrew's Hall.

05/22 -- Glasgow, UK @ Barrowland Ballroom
05/23 -- Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall
05/24 -- London, UK @ Roundhouse
05/26 -- Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
05/27 -- Paris, FR @ Olympia
05/29 -- Barcelona, ES @ Primavera
06/01 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
06/02 -- Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
06/04 -- New York, NY @ Terminal 5
06/06 -- Porto, Portugal @ Primavera Festival
06/07 -- London, UK @ Field Day Festival
06/21 -- Hilvarenbeek, NL @ Best Kept Secret Festival
07/19 -- Gräfenhainichen, DE @ Melt! Festival
07/24 -- Niigata Prefecture, JP @ Fuji Rock Festival
08/09 -- Katowice, PL @ Off Festival
08/13 -- Middelalderparken, NO @ Øya Festival
09/04 -- Stradbally, IE @ Electric Picnic
09/17 -- Washington DC @ 9:30 Club
09/19 -- Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
09/21 -- New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
09/22 -- New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
09/25 -- Cincinnati, OH @ Midpoint Festival
09/26 -- Chicago, IL @ Riviera
09/27 -- Champaign, IL @ Pygmalion Festival
09/29 -- Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City
10/01 -- Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew's Hall
10/02 -- Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues
10/03 -- Boston, MA @ Paradise

Published May 21st, 2015 @ 8:21 PM

2015/05/19


Veruca Salt returns this summer with their first full length album to feature all original members since 1997. Ghost Notes includes 14 tracks (including the previously released "Museum Of Broken Relationships" from last year's Record Store Day EP) and is available to pre-order now exclusively through Pledge Music.  The album will be released on July 10th.  FYI, many of the pre-order options come along with limited edition/rare items. Take a look at all the options here and stream two new tracks from Veruca Salt below:





North American tour dates:

7/08 -- San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
7/10 -- San Francisco, CA @ Slims
7/11 -- Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
7/21 -- Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
7/22 -- St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room
7/23 -- Minneapolis, MN @ The Cedar
7/26 -- Chicago, IL @ Wicker Park Fest
7/28 -- Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace
7/30 -- Boston, MA @ Paradise
7/31 -- New York, NY @ Webster Hall
8/01 -- Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

Published May 19th, 2015 @ 7:03 PM

2015/05/18


Today marks the 35th anniversary of the death of Ian Curtis. R.I.P.





Peter Hook performed Joy Division's entire catalog earlier this evening at Christ Church in Macclesfield. Prior to the So This Is Permanence show Hooky was interviewed by the BBC to discuss Ian Curtis. Audio of the interview is posted below:



The setlist from So This Is Permanence is posted below. A three (audio) disc live set of tonight's show is available to order here.



Published May 18th, 2015 @ 7:34 PM


Public Image Limited announced they'll return with a new studio album titled What The World Needs Now on September 4th. The follow up to 2012's This Is PiL features eleven tracks and will be released independently through PiL Official. The first single from the album "Double Trouble," will be released as a 10" single on August 21st and comes backed with album track "Bettie Page" and non-album track "Turkey Tits" (yes, really). So far the cover art for What The World Needs Now has not yet been revealed.

PiL is set to tour behind the album in the UK & Europe in September/October. North American dates will be announced shortly.

Read the full press statement about What The World Needs Now here. The tracklisting for the album is posted below:

01. Double Trouble
02. Know Now
03. Bettie Page
04. C’est La Vie
05. Spice of Choice
06. The One
07. Big Blue Sky
08. Whole Life Time
09. I’m Not Satisfied
10. Corporate
11. Shoom

Published May 18th, 2015 @ 7:33 PM

Psychedelic Furs and the Church have announced a North American tour which includes a Detroit area stop at the Royal Oak Music Theater on August 22nd. Tickets for the ROMT show go on sale Wednesday, May 20th at noon and can be purchased here.

The Church release a new studio album Further Deeper on June 8th; Psychedelic Furs have not announced any upcoming releases. The tour itinerary is posted below:

8/08 -- Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
8/09 -- Silver Springs, MD @ The Fillmore
8/11 -- New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall
8/12 -- Albany, NY @ Northern Lights
8/13 -- Hamton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino
8/15 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Keswick Theater
8/16 -- Hyannis, MA @ Cape Cod Melody Tent
8/18 -- New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
8/19 -- Westbury, NY @ Theater At Westbury
8/22 -- Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
8/23 -- Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom
8/25 -- Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
9/02 -- Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
9/03 -- Seattle, WA @ Showbox
9/06 -- Saratoga, CA @ Mountain Winery
9/08 -- Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
9/09 -- San Diego, CA @ North Park Theater

Published May 18th, 2015 @ 7:33 PM


2015/05/16


Joy Division announced that Unknown Pleasures, Closer, Still, and Substance will be reissued on heavyweight 180 gram vinyl in celebration of the 35th anniversary of "Love Will Tear Us Apart." Unknown Pleasures and Closer will be reissued on June 29th; Still and Substance follow on July 24th. Please note that none of these reissues have been NEWLY remastered -- the audio from the Unknown Pleasures, Closer, and Still is taken from the 2007 remasters; the audio for Substance, which is being pressed on vinyl for the first time, is taken from the 2010 remaster.  Substance contains two bonus tracks: "As You Said" and the Pennine version of "Love Will Tear Us Apart" (full tracklisting for Substance is posted down below.)  Pre-order the reissues here.

Peter Hook is set to perform Joy Division's entire back catalog at the Christ Church in Manchester on the 35th anniversary of Ian Curtis' death (May 18th). Hook's tribute concert will be released as a three disc set on May 21st. Details on that and links to purchase are posted here.

Substance tracklisting

01. Warsaw
02. Leaders Of Men
03. Digital
04. Autosuggestion
05. Transmission
06. She's Lost Control
07. Incubation
08. Dead Souls
09. Atmosphere
10. Love Will Tear Us Apart
11. No Love Lost
12. Failures
13. Glass
14. From Safety To Where
15. Novelty
16. Komakino
17. As You Said
18. These Days
19. Love Will Tear Us Apart (Pennine version)

Published May 16th, 2015 @ 8:14 PM



Paul Weller is set to return with a new album titled Saturns Pattern on May 19th in the U.S. (May 18th in UK/Europe). The full album is streaming ahead of its release -- fans in the U.S. can stream the album here, fans outside the U.S. can stream here. Pre-order Saturns Pattern through iTunes or Amazon -- the record is available as a digital album download, CD, CD/DVD, LP, and limited edition boxset containing the CD, DVD, & vinyl LP.  

Watch some video about the making of Saturns Pattern plus watch Weller perform the title track for BBC 2 below:





Weller recently was interviewed by Drowned In Sound and discussed his solo record, admiration of Damon Albarn's recording philosophy, and going to see classic bands live.  He also slams the door (once again) on any possibility of a Jam reunion:

"It seems really strange to me that people think we would consider it, after such a long time. I don’t look back and think: ‘Oh, those days were great’ and get misty eyed about the Seventies or the Eighties; I couldn’t give a fuck about it really."

Read the full feature over at Drowned In Sound.

Meanwhile a coffee table book about the Jam titled Growing Up With...The Jam will be released later this year through Pledge Music. The book features previously unseen photos, along with memories/tributes from musicians and other notable figures inspired by the Jam. Additionally, the the foreword was written by all three members of the legendary band. The standard and limited edition of Growing Up With...The Jam is available to pre-order here.



Published May 16th, 2015 @ 8:06 PM

2015/05/12


In remembrance of the anniversary of Ian Curtis' death, Peter Hook is performing the complete works of Joy Division in Macclesfield, England on May 18th. The So This Is Permanence concert takes place inside the local Christ Church and tickets for the event sold out in only eight minutes. Live Here Now, which has recorded some of Hook's shows in the past, will be recording the entire set (expected to last well over 3 hours), and will release the audio as a three disc set immediately after the show is over. The collection will also be available for fans worldwide as a physical cd and digital download starting May 21st. Proceeds from the release benefit the charities Epilepsy Society and The Churches Conservation Trust.  Pre-order the set here.

Other events are scheduled to take place in Macclesfield on May 18th to pay tribute to Curtis -- prior to the So This Is Permanence concert, legendary Joy Division/New Order photographer Kevin Cummins and journalist John Robb will participate in a discussion about Curtis on the grounds outside the church; additionally an exhibit titled I Remember Nothing featuring Joy Division photographs and art by Martin O’Neill, Joe Cheetham and Nick Oldham will be on display at the local Charles Roe House.  More info on the exhibit is posted here.



Published May 12th, 2015 @ 6:48 PM

Echo & the Bunnymen is coming back to Detroit in support of Meteorites! Fans who missed the legendary band last August due to the torrential ocean rain flood will have the chance to see them when they return to St. Andrew's on September 13th. The general onsale for tickets is Friday, May 15th at 10am; the pre-sale kicks off Thursday, May 14th at 10 (use password: SPEAKERS).



August/September North American tour

8/06 -- San Diego, CA @ Humphrey's Concerts By The Bay
8/07 -- Costa Mesa, CA @ The Pacific Amphitheatre
8/08 -- Sacramento, CA @ Ace Of Spades
8/10 -- Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
9/13 -- Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew's Hall
9/15 -- Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
9/16 -- Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues
9/17 -- Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theater

Published May 12th, 2015 @ 5:10 PM

2015/05/11


Prior to the release of Noel Gallagher's first solo album in 2011, Gallagher held a press conference to announce details. During the event, Gallagher mentioned that he'd be releasing a proper solo album Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, as well as another record; a trippy, experimental sounding record he'd recorded with Amorphous Androgynous.  Gallagher described the second album as, "fucking far out...it's vaudeville, some of it's space jazz, krautrock, some of it's soul, some of it's funk...it's the furthest out I've ever been, that's for sure."   Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds went on to be released in November of that year, however his collaboration with AA never got released (other than the "Dream On" b-side "Shoot A Hole In The Sun" which saw light of day in 2012). UK paper The Guardian sought to find out more about what went down between Gallagher and the spacey psychedelic remix outfit -- and they got answers, well, at least Amorphous Androgynous' side of the story.

Garry Cobain of AA spoke in detail to the Guardian about what went down -- Cobain revealed that he began discussing working on Gallagher's solo album before Oasis split in 2009 (a revelation that took Liam Gallagher by surprise). As Cobain tells it, he was thrilled to work with Gallagher and was expecting creatively proggy, psychedelic, experimental sessions to follow, but unfortunately he claims that was not the case.  He reveals though Gallagher really loves proggy psychedelic music, he just wasn't able to let himself go wild enough to write experimental, liberating music. Gallagher nor AA were happy with the mixes they recorded and even though they attempted to record again, the magic just wasn't there. Cobain concluded the failure of the collaboration was due to Gallagher ultimately being "too afraid to be weird." 

Read the full interview with Cobain here.

Interestingly enough, two backing tracks Amorphous Androgynous created during those scrapped sessions -- the critically acclaimed song "The Right Stuff" and "The Mexican" -- made it onto Gallagher's new solo album Chasing Yesterday.



Tweets from Liam Gallagher below "busting" Noel




Noel Gallagher is currently on tour in North America. Don't miss him at the Royal Oak Music Theater on May 31st:

05/13 -- Houston, TX @ House Of Blues
05/14 -- Dallas, TX @ Majestic Theater
05/16 -- San Diego, CA @ Humphrey's Concert By The Bay
05/18 -- San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
05/20 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theatre
05/22 -- Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint/Hard Rock Hotel
05/29 -- Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theater
05/30 -- Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theatre
05/31 -- Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
06/02 -- Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues
06/04 -- Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theater
06/06 -- Boston, MA @ Opera House
06/07 -- New York, NY @ Governor's Ball Festival

Published May 11th, 2015 @ 11:50 AM

2015/05/09


The Helio Sequence have been creating a smooth blend of indie-rock somewhat reminiscent of James and Radiohead since 1999.  The duo return with a new self-titled record released through Sub Pop on May 19th.  So far the band premiered two tracks from the album -- the animated official video for "Upward Mobility" and the non-official animated video for "Stoic Resemblance."  Stream both below and iTunes, Amazon, and Sub Pop.





The Helio Sequence hit the road for a North American tour later this month but the tour inexplicably bypasses Detroit. The full tour itinerary is posted below:

5/16 -- Everett, WA @ Everett Theatre
5/19 -- Seattle, WA @ Easy Street
5/20 -- Portland, OR @ Music Millennium
6/03 -- Boise, ID @ Neurolux
6/04 -- Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
6/05 -- Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
6/06 -- Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
6/08 -- Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
6/09 -- Austin, TX @ Red 7 Patio
6/10 -- Houston, TX @ Fitzgeralds
6/11 -- New Orleans, LA @ Gassa Gassa
6/12 -- Birmingham, AL @ Saturn Birmingham
6/13 -- Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
6/14 -- Carrboro, NC @ Cats Cradle
6/16 -- Washington, DC @ Black Cat
6/17 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
6/18 -- New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
6/19 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
6/20 -- Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
6/21 -- Hamden, CT @ Ballroom at the Outer Space
6/23 -- Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
6/24 -- Columbus, OH @ Basement
6/25 -- Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
6/26 -- Madison, WI @ Frequency
6/27 -- St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
6/28 -- Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
7/09 -- Vancouver, BC @ Venue
7/11 -- Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre
7/14 -- San Francisco, CA @ Independent
7/15 -- Hollywood, CA @ Roxy
7/16 -- Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
7/17 -- San Diego, CA @ Casbah
7/18 -- Visalia, CA @ Cellar Door
8/23 -- Portland, OR @ Music Fest NW

Published May 9th, 2015 @ 8:19 PM

Kraftwerk continue to inspire and influence. Take a listen to Sector One "1-0-0-1-0-1-1-0" below. The track is from the band's latest album Cloud Computing which is available through Beatport and Amazon.  The video may or may not be the official one; regardless, it's pretty sweet.



Published May 9th, 2015 @ 7:41 PM

2015/05/08


Melbourne shoegazers Flyying Colours release a five song EP titled ROYGBIV on May 11th. The record features a shimmery blend of 'gaze that fans of classic shoegaze acts such as My Bloody Valentine, Lush, and Medicine will enjoy. Stream the video for the track "Running Late" below and pre-order a copy on 180 gm ruby pink vinyl from Shelflife Records here; those interested in a purple vinyl edition can purchase from the UK/European store here.



Published May 8th, 2015 @ 8:24 PM

The Detroit area concert list is BACK!

MAY

05/18 -- Rentals @ Loving Touch
05/18 -- Tame Impala @ Royal Oak Music Theater
05/20 -- Tennis @ Loving Touch
05/20 -- Corey Glover @ Token Lounge
05/20 -- Matt & Kim @ Royal Oak Music Theater
05/23 -- Clutch @ Freedom Hill
05/23 -- MOVEMENT @ Hart Plaza
05/24 -- MOVEMENT @ Hart Plaza
05/25 -- MOVEMENT @ Hart Plaza
05/28 -- Sebadoh @ Loving Touch
05/28 -- Built To Spill @ St. Andrew's Hall
05/31 -- Noel Gallagher @ Royal Oak Music Theater

JUNE

06/01 -- Crocodiles @ Pyramid Scheme
06/02 -- Nothing w/ Merchandise & Cloakroom @ UFO Factory
06/04 -- Temples @ St. Andrew's Hall
06/04 -- Speedy Ortiz @ UFO Factory
06/07 -- Purity Ring @ Royal Oak Music Theater
06/08 -- Meat Puppets/Soul Asylum @ Crofoot
06/09 -- Robert Plant wsg Pixies @ Meadow Brook
06/09 -- Wire @ Majestic Theater
06/11 -- Jon Spencer Blues Explosion @ Huma Room
06/12 -- Local H @ Loving Touch
06/13 -- White Lung @ Pj's Lager House
06/16 -- Lower Dens @ Loving Touch
06/16 -- My Morning Jacket @ Fillmore
06/17 -- My Morning Jacket @ Fillmore
06/19 -- Best Coast @ Majestic Theater
06/22 -- David Gray @ Meadow Brook
06/25 -- Christopher Owens @ Pike Room
06/25 -- ELECTRIC FOREST @ Rothbury, MI
06/26 -- ELECTRIC FOREST @ Rothbury, MI
06/26 -- My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult @ Token Lounge
06/27 -- Pins @ Loving Touch
06/27 -- ELECTRIC FOREST @ Rothbury, MI
06/28 -- ELECTRIC FOREST @ Rothbury, MI
06/28 -- Tanlines @ Loving Touch

JULY

07/01 -- Death Grips @ St. Andrew's Hall
07/07 -- Ceremony w/ Pity Sex @ Marble Bar
07/08 -- Morrissey @ Masonic Temple/Jack White Theater
07/08 -- Jane's Addiction @ Common Ground Festival
07/08 -- Rolling Stones @ Comerica Park
07/12 -- Flaming Lips @ Common Ground Festival
07/14 -- Neil Young w/ Band Of Horses @ DTE
07/19 -- Run DMC @ DTE
07/22 -- Incubus/Deftones @ DTE
07/25 -- MO POP FESTIVAL @ West Riverfront Park
07/26 -- MO POP FESTIVAL @ West Riverfront Park
07/27 -- Steely Dan w/ Elvis Costello @ DTE
07/30 -- Brand New @ Meadow Brook

AUGUST

08/01 -- The Kills @ St. Andrew's Hall
08/02 -- Primus w/ Dinosaur Jr @ Freedom Hill
08/05 -- Smashing Pumpkins/Marilyn Manson @ DTE
08/14 -- Derrick May & Detroit Symphony Orchestra @ Chene Park
08/15 -- Social Distortion @ Royal Oak Music Theater
08/24 -- Foo Fighters w/ Royal Blood @ DTE
08/26 -- Earth Wind & Fire/Chicago @ DTE

SEPTEMBER

09/13 -- Echo & the Bunnymen @ St. Andrew's Hall
09/22 -- alt-J @ Meadow Brook

OCTOBER

10/01 -- Ride @ St. Andrew's Hall
10/05 -- Kraftwerk @ Masonic Temple

NOVEMBER

11/21 -- Prong @ Token Lounge

The always amazing psych-noise-shoegazey duo the KVB return with a new full length album Mirror Being on June 1st. The band premiered a couple of new songs from the instrumental record along with the music video for the single "Fields." Turn up the volume and stream away below! Pre-order Mirror Being directly from Bandcamp here.







Published May 8th, 2015 @ 6:44 PM

2015/05/07


Iggy Pop appeared on Anthony Bourdain's tv program Parts Unknown last Sunday to talk food, rock & roll, and Miami (Iggy currently lives in Miami). Bourdain revealed in a blog posting that he's a huge fan of the Stooges and was quite nervous to meet the legend. Bourdain writes:

"Of all the people I’ve met, I’ve never been more intimidated, more anxious, more star-struck than when I met Iggy Pop."

Though it took Bourdain three days to work up the nerve to approach Iggy for an interview, the conversation (and subsequent interview for Parts Unknown) was a positive one.  Bourdain gushed over meeting Iggy on his blog, and ended the piece with a heartfelt plea for viewers to listen to the Stooges!

"As a final note, I encourage anyone reading this to buy, first, the STOOGES’ classic, FUN HOUSE, which functions as a reminder of what rock and roll should be about — has always been about: sex, aggression, rage, self-hatred, frustration, heartbreak, love, and the occasional burst of pleasure. Then listen to the song PENETRATION, on their album RAW POWER, and feel your face melt right off your skull."

Read Bourdain's blog in full here or here.  The episode of Parts Unknown featuring Iggy Pop debuted May 3rd on CNN and will repeat on the network throughout the next few months. View the CNN schedule here.



Published May 7th, 2015 @ 8:08 PM

Noel Gallagher appeared on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last night to promote his new album Chasing Yesterday. Watch Gallagher's performance of "Lock All The Doors" from the episode below.


Gallagher kicked off his North American tour earlier this month and is set to play the Royal Oak Music Theater on May 31st.  View the tour itinerary below:

Noel Gallagher North American tour

05/10 -- New Orleans @ Civic Theatre
05/13 -- Houston, TX @ House Of Blues
05/14 -- Dallas, TX @ Majestic Theater
05/16 -- San Diego, CA @ Humphrey's Concert By The Bay
05/18 -- San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
05/20 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theatre
05/22 -- Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint/Hard Rock Hotel
05/29 -- Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theater
05/30 -- Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theatre
05/31 -- Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
06/02 -- Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues
06/04 -- Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theater
06/06 -- Boston, MA @ Opera House
06/07 -- New York, NY @ Governor's Ball Festival

Published May 7th, 2015 @ 6:58 PM

Matt Johnson of The The is holding a marathon 12-hour live webcast today via his short wave radio project Radio Cineola. Johnson is holding the broadcast today to mark Election Day in the U.K. -- politics and world issues have been Johnson's passion for years, and today he'll bring in several guests (politicians, artists, musicians) to discuss politics, the media, music, and more. The discussion is available to stream live through The The's official website here and runs through 7pm ET tonight.

Published May 7th, 2015 @ 11:23 AM

2015/05/04


Kraftwerk return to North America to perform a handful of shows on their 3D tour. The 12 date tour includes a stop at the Masonic Temple on October 5th -- fans interested in attending should attempt to obtain tickets right away, the tour is sure to sell out quickly. The general onsale is Friday, May 8th at 10am, and the pre-sale kicks off Thursday, May 7th at 10am (password: ROBOTS). The full tour itinerary is posted below video of the band in action on tour in 2011



09/16 -- Edmonton, AB @ Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
09/17 -- Calgary, AB @ Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
09/19 -- Portland, OR @ Keller Auditorium
09/23 -- Denver, CO @ Ellie Caulkins Opera House
09/25 -- Austin, TX @ Bass Concert Hall
09/27 -- Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
09/29 -- Miami, FL @ Olympia Theater
10/02 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
10/03 -- Boston, MA @ Wang Theater
10/05 -- Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple
10/07 -- Minneapolis, MN @ Northrop
10/09 -- Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theater

Published May 4th, 2015 @ 8:53 PM

Today was a seriously great day for Ride fans in Detroit -- the band announced a handful of new U.S. tour dates, which include a stop off at St. Andrew's Hall on October 1st. The general onsale for tickets is May 8th at 10am ET, and the first pre-sale (Citi pre-sale) kicks off Tuesday, May 5th at 10am.



The full tour itinerary is posted below:

05/08 -- Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
05/10 -- Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival
05/22 -- Glasgow, UK @ Barrowland Ballroom
05/23 -- Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall
05/24 -- London, UK @ Roundhouse
05/26 -- Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
05/27 -- Paris, FR @ Olympia
05/29 -- Barcelona, ES @ Primavera
06/01 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
06/02 -- Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
06/04 -- New York, NY @ Terminal 5
06/06 -- Porto, Portugal @ Primavera Festival
06/07 -- London, UK @ Field Day Festival
06/21 -- Hilvarenbeek, NL @ Best Kept Secret Festival
07/19 -- Gräfenhainichen, DE @ Melt! Festival
07/24 -- Niigata Prefecture, JP @ Fuji Rock Festival
08/09 -- Katowice, PL @ Off Festival
08/13 -- Middelalderparken, NO @ Øya Festival
09/04 -- Stradbally, IE @ Electric Picnic
09/17 -- Washington DC @ 9:30 Club
09/19 -- Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
09/21 -- New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
09/22 -- New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
09/25 -- Cincinnati, OH @ Midpoint Festival
09/26 -- Chicago, IL @ Riviera
09/27 -- Champaign, IL @ Pygmalion Festival
09/29 -- Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City
10/01 -- Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew's Hall
10/02 -- Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues
10/03 -- Boston, MA @ Paradise

Published May 4th, 2015 @ 8:45 PM

2015/05/03

Time Warp airs every Sunday from 8am until noon ET on 89X and streams live on the net. For more on artists played on the show, visit my blog, which is updated throughout the week with music news, etc.

8 am hour:

David Bowie "Changes"
Inspiral Carpets "Two Worlds Collide"
Talking Heads "Cities"
Pretenders "Mystery Achievement"
Gandharvas "First Day Of Spring"
Orb "Little Fluffy Clouds"
Stereo MC's "Lost In Music"
Specials "Rudy, A Message To You"
Erasure "Chorus"
Buffalo Tom "Taillights Fade"
Bob Mould "See A Little Light"
INXS "Need You Tonight"
Faith No More "Falling To Pieces"

9 AM hour

Stooges "Down On The Street"
Clash "Straight To Hell"
Pixies "Alec Eiffel"
Ramones "Sheena Is A Punk Rocker"
Replacements "I Will Dare"
Jesus & Mary Chain "Far Gone & Out"
Public Image Limited "Rise"
Love & Rockets "Mirror People"
Jamiroquai "Virtual Insanity"
Beck "Sexxlaws"
Tears For Fears "Mad World"
Yaz "Only You"
Stone Roses "Love Spreads"

10 AM hour

Garbage "Vow"
Butthole Surfers "Pepper"
Soup Dragons "I'm Free"
Revolting Cocks "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy"
Beastie Boys "Sabotage"
Beastie Boys "Sure Shot"
Smiths "Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before"
OMD "Secret"
R.E.M. "So. Central Rain"
Echo & The Bunnymen "Lips Like Sugar"
World Party "Way Down Now"
New Order "Loveless"
U2 "Where The Streets Have No Name"

11 AM hour

Depeche Mode "Strangelove"
Nine Inch Nails "Down In It"
Joy Division "Love Will Tear Us Apart"
Jesus & Mary Chain "Just Like Honey"
Nirvana "Breed"
Dinosaur Jr "Feel The Pain"
Jam "Town Called Malice"
Violent Femmes "Gone Daddy Gone"
Veruca Salt "Seether"
Smashing Pumpkins "Thirty Three"
Cure "Lullaby"
James "Say Something"
Radiohead "Street Spirit"

Published May 3rd, 2015 @ 11:49 AM