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2016/04/28


Nothing is poised to release its highly anticipated new album Tired Of Tomorrow on May 13th. The Philadelphia shoegazers recently debuted two tracks from the album -- "Vertigo Flowers" and "Eaten By Worms" -- along with a few webisodes from their Tired Of Tomorrow documentary. Now another single is available to stream and it's an epic slow-jam stunner titled "The Dead Are Dumb." Prepare for greatness and stream the splendorous "The Dead Are Dumb" below.



Tired Of Tomorrow will be released May 13th on a variety of formats -- electric blue limited edition vinyl, pink/white limited edition vinyl, standard black vinyl, limited edition cassette, CD, and digital album download (deluxe 2LP set is sold out). Check out the available pre-order options here or head over to Amazon.





Don't miss Nothing out on the road this summer. Note: the Detroit show is at a brand new venue in Mexicantown.

May 15 -- Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees
Jun 04 -- New York, NY @ Governors Ball
Jun 05 -- Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
Jun 07 -- Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace
Jun 08 -- Detroit, MI @ El Club
Jun 09 -- Cleveland, OH @ Now That's Class
Jun 10 -- Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
Jun 11 -- Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
Jun 12 -- Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
Jun 14 -- Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
Jun 15 -- Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
Jun 16 -- Boise, ID @ Neurolux
Jun 17 -- Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
Jun 18 -- Vancouver, BC @ Levitation
Jun 19 -- Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
Jun 21 -- San Francisco @ Slim's
Jun 22 -- San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
Jun 23 -- Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
Jun 24 -- Tempe, AZ @ Yucca Tap Room
Jun 25 -- Albuquerque, NM @ Sister Bar
Jun 27 -- McAllen, TX @ Yerberia Cultura
Jun 28 -- Austin, TX @ The Sidewinder
Jul 02 -- St. Petersburg, FL @ Local 662
Jul 03 -- Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
Jul 05 -- Durham, NC @ Motorco
Jul 06 -- Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
Jul 07 -- Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
Jul 08 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Jul 09 -- New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Jul 15 -- Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival

Published April 28th, 2016

A few weeks ago The Dan Ryan debuted "Fleeting," the Beatles-esque first single from their forthcoming debut album. The psych-folk project has now premiered another song from the record titled "Tidewater Rain Love," and though this one is less Beatles-y, it's pretty wonderful nonetheless. Check out the track below:



Learn more about the Dan Ryan here and stream the glorious "Fleeting" below:



The Dan Ryan's full album drops May 27th via Cosmic Dream Music.

2016/04/26


Bob Mould released his album Patch The Sky last month and he's been on the road in support of the record. Last night the legend appeared on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform the latest single, "The End Of Things." Watch the performance along with his humorous guitar instructional video below.





Bob Mould -- North American tour

Apr 26 Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
Apr 27 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Apr 29 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Apr 30 Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street
May 01 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
May 03 Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
May 04 Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
May 06 Chicago, IL @ Metro
May 07 Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater
May 10 Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market
May 11 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
May 13 Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
May 14 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
May 15 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent

Published April 26th, 2016

2016/04/25


Third Man Books is publishing a new book about the Stooges as told by Iggy Pop. Pop didn't actually write the book, but he spent two days candidly rehashing stories from back in the day with author Jeff Gold & contributor Johan Kugelberg. Total Chaos: The Story Of The Stooges will also include rare and never seen before photos of the Stooges. The official release date has not yet been announced, however Third Man reveals it is due out in "Winter 2016." Read more about Total Chaos: The Story of the Stooges here.

Iggy Pop his new album Post Pop Depression in March. Don't miss the legend tonight on Jimmy Kimmel.

Published April 25th, 2016

A list of select shows coming through the Detroit area

Apr 28 -- Reverend Horton Heat @ The Loving Touch
Apr 29 -- Besnard Lakes @ UFO Factory

May 04 -- Wild Nothing @ The Loving Touch
May 07 -- Cage The Elephant/Portugal. The Man @ Masonic Temple
May 08 -- Silversun Pickups & Foals @ Fillmore Detroit
May 12 -- Ben Folds @ Fillmore Detroit
May 12 -- Sloan @ St. Andrew's Hall
May 18 -- La Luz @ Marble Bar
May 20 -- Blue October @ Fillmore Detroit
May 22 -- The Kills @ St. Andrew's Hall
May 22 -- Yeasayer @ Majestic Theatre
May 24 -- Trashcan Sinatras @ Magic Bag
May 26 -- Ought @ Marble Bar
May 27 -- Bloc Party @ Majestic Theatre
May 28 -- Kraftwerk @ Movement/Hart Plaza
May 29 -- Movement @ Hart Plaza
May 30 -- Movement @ Hart Plaza
May 31 -- Courtney Barnett @ Majestic Theatre

Jun 01 -- The Orb @ Magic Bag
Jun 02 -- The Killers @ Caesars Windsor
Jun 03 -- Fishbone @ The Shelter
Jun 04 -- DIIV @ The Loving Tough
Jun 08 -- Nothing @ El Club
Jun 14 -- Eagulls @ Pike Room
Jun 14 -- Joy Formidable @ Magic Bag
Jun 16 -- Mark Lanegan @ Magic Bag
Jun 18 -- Dead Kennedys @ The Shelter
Jun 20 -- At The Drive In @ St. Andrew's Hall
Jun 21 -- At The Drive In @ St. Andrew's Hall
Jun 22 -- Thrice @ Fillmore Detroit
Jun 23 -- Electric Forest @ Double JJ Resort
Jun 24 -- Electric Forest @ Double JJ Resort
Jun 25 -- Electric Forest @ Double JJ Resort
Jun 26 -- Electric Forest @ Double JJ Resort
Jun 28 -- Brian Fallon & the Crowes @ St. Andrew's Hall

Jul 03 -- Brand New / Modest Mouse @ DTE
Jul 05 -- Dweezil Zappa @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
Jul 09 -- Pity Sex @ El Club
Jul 10 -- DSO: The Music Of David Bowie @ Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
Jul 11 -- Duran Duran @ DTE
Jul 12 -- Noel Gallagher & Ryan Adams @ Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
Jul 12 -- Swans @ St. Andrew's Hall
Jul 15 -- Holy Fuck @ The Shelter
Jul 16 -- The Wombats @ St. Andrew's Hall
Jul 17 -- Tears For Fears @ Caesars Windsor
Jul 18 -- Hall & Oates @ DTE
Jul 22 -- Jane's Addiction w/Dinosaur Jr & Living Colour @ Freedom Hill
Jul 23 -- Psychic TV @ El Club
Jul 25 -- The Struts @ St. Andrew's Hall
Jul 26 -- The Arcs @ St. Andrew's Hall

Aug 04 -- Bryan Ferry @ Fox Theatre
Aug 11 -- The Claypool Lennon Delirium @ Majestic Theatre
Aug 12 -- Deftones @ Freedom Hill

Sep 15 -- Explosions In The Sky @ Masonic Temple
Sep 19 -- Lush @ St. Andrew's Hall
Sep 23 -- The Smithereens @ Magic Bag

Oct 01 -- Sigur Rós @ Fox Theatre
Oct 09 -- Midge Ure @ Magic Bag
Oct 26 -- Peter Hook @ St. Andrew's Hall

Dead Kennedys announced dates for a North American tour today. The 11 date tour includes a stop at the Shelter in Detroit on June 18th. The general onsale for tickets is April 26th, but a pre-sale is going on now.

Dead Kennedys -- North American tour

Jun 17 -- Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
Jun 18 -- Detroit, MI @ The Shelter
Jun 19 -- Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
Jun 21 -- Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
Jun 22 -- Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck
Jun 24 -- Montebello, QC @ Rock Fest
Jun 25 -- Boston, MA @ Paradise
Jun 26 -- New York, NY @ Marlin Room @ Webster
Jun 28 -- Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony
Jun 29 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts
Jun 30 -- Washington DC @ 9:30 Club

Published April 25th, 2016

2016/04/23


Bob Mould is on the road in support of his excellent new solo record Patch The Sky. Last night he performed the first of two shows at First Avenue in Minneapolis. Mould, who posted a touching tribute to Prince on Thursday, paid tribute to Prince during last night's encore. Watch his cover of "When You Were Mine" below:



Mould plays First Avenue again tonight then moves along to the east coast. He'll also perform on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert on April 25th.

Apr 23 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Apr 26 Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
Apr 27 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Apr 29 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Apr 30 Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street
May 01 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
May 03 Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
May 04 Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
May 06 Chicago, IL @ Metro
May 07 Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater
May 10 Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market
May 11 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
May 13 Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
May 14 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
May 15 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent

2016/04/21


The music world mourns the shocking loss of innovator, icon and musical genius -- Prince has died at the age of 57. According to reports, Prince was found unconscious today at the Paisley Park studios and was unable to be revived. The official cause of death has not been announced, but he was recently hospitalized and treated for "a bad flu" according to his management team. Prince's last performance was April 14th at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta.

R.I.P.



Cinema Detroit will honor Prince by screening the classic 1984 film Purple Rain next week (starting Monday). More details on that are posted here.

Watch rare footage of Prince performing "Purple Rain" at a 1983 benefit concert:



Published April 21st, 2016

In 2015 post-punk band Viet Cong released one of the year's most impressive records, but their debut was overshadowed by the controversy surrounding their name. Viet Cong addressed the situation at the end of the year, promising fans they'd scrap the name and come up with something new. Today the Band Previously Known As Viet Cong announced their new name is Preoccupations, and they'll preview some new material on the road later this year. According to the band's Twitter & Facebook profiles, the new record will be out sometime in 2016 (date TBA). Read the band's posting on the matter below:

"After finishing our latest record and taking some time off, we are excited to announce that we will be performing and recording as "Preoccupations" going forward. We will be previewing new material from a forthcoming record in a series of festivals and shows in North America and Europe in the coming months. We apologize to those who were adversely affected by our former band name. This was never anticipated nor our intent. We are artists and not politicians, we understand that the name reflected pain to some individuals and we are happy to change it and move on and focus on our music. Thanks to all our friends and fans. See you all soon."

Preoccupations -- North American dates

May 28 -- George, WA @ Sasquatch Festival
Jun 13 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Baby's All Right
Jul 09 -- Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Blues Fest
Aug 27 -- Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Fest
Oct 08 -- Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall





Published April 21st, 2016


Johnny Marr announced his highly anticipated autobiograpy, Set Me Free, will be published November 3rd. In a posting on his official site, Marr explained the meaning behind the book's title:

"I wanted to convey a feeling of breaking free, that has been a constant throughout my life. A feeling that expresses itself as both escape and discovery. Transcendence. I found it through rock ‘n’ roll and art and a journey living both in the modern world."

Marr didn't elaborate on the finished product, but he has discussed the autobiography in interviews over the past year. Last March he told the BBC he was writing the book without the help of a journalist or ghost writer and it won't focus solely on his time with the Smiths:

"I want it to be my own voice, so I'm writing it...I'm not using a ghostwriter or journalist or anything like that, and I'm just relying on a very, very good memory"

"I got known for what I do by the time I was 19, 20, you know. And there's a lot of life after the Smiths, you know? Obviously I want remember the Smiths and I want to honor the Smiths, and I want to be honest about the Smiths, but there's been a lot of living in between then and now too, so I want to balance it. It's not all going to be super early 80's, you know."

Last July Marr was still working on the book. At that time he told the BBC his goal was to give fans an authentic and truthful representation of his life and experiences:

"If people already kind of like what I do, records and all of that, if by the end of the book they want to hang out with me, then that's the job done, really. I want to celebrate a lucky life...it's not going to be a Disney thing, I want to be straight-headed about things, I want it to be like my life, intense and interesting and a lot of joy in it, and some of the other stuff that has been more mysterious, I want to represent that properly. I want to cover the whole thing."

Marr's autobiography should be a most compelling read. Set Me Free arrives November 3rd. So far pre-order info has not been announced.

Published April 21st, 2016

Garbage returns with their sixth studio record, Strange Little Birds on June 10th. The follow up to 2012's Not Your Kind Of People, includes 11 new songs and is poised to be another phenomenal album from the legendary band.  Garbage unveiled the first single "Empty," which features grooves, swirling guitars, and of course, Shirley Manson's badass vocals.  Stream "Empty" below and pre-order Strange Little Birds from iTunes and Amazon.



Published April 21st, 2016

2016/04/18


The Dan Ryan is the new psych/folk project from Nathan Dixey who previously played in Hospital Ships and Your Friend. Dixey, who is based in Austin by way of Kansas, reveals the inspiration behind his band's name is Chicago's Dan Ryan expressway and nearby forest:

"A clogged artery, the expressway slowly churns its commuters from the city's heart to the ghettos, outskirts, and suburbs out beyond Northwest Indiana. Trains shuffle through its enormous median to 95thStreet. Great iron edifices deliver passengers east and westbound, roaring seventy feet above the freeway's concrete floor.

Tucked in the city's southwest corner lays a patch of forest bearing the same name. Carved by glaciers, The Dan Ryan Woods boast Chicago's highest vantage point. Climb its light towers to admire her big, broad, shimmering shoulders. Linger under its giant maples to escape the whirr of the city streets. The Dan Ryan represents the imminent collision between tranquility and transition; an acknowledgement that regardless of ones stature, seat, or disposition, you're still along for the ride."

The Dan Ryan released the first single from the debut self-titled album this week. "Fleeting" is a beautiful and enthralling Beatles-esque psych/folk song and the accompanying cover art is beyond gorgeous. Stream "Fleeting" below and catch up with the Dan Ryan on Facebook. The full album drops May 27th via Cosmic Dream Music.



Fans can also grab a free download of the Dan Ryan's 2012 EP on Bandcamp.

Published April 18th, 2016

Hope Sandoval of Mazzy Star released a limited edition 7" with her band the Warm Inventions for Record Store Day. Today Sandoval shared the official video for the gorgeous A-side "Isn't It True" which is available to stream below:



So far a digital release has not been announced. Those interested in obtaining a vinyl copy (on raspberry colored vinyl!) should contact nearby independent record stores to see if any copies are still floating around (only 2000 copies were pressed).

Published April 18th, 2016

Ministry's Al Jourgensen has returned with a new musical project titled Surgical Meth Machine. The band's debut album, which was released Friday, is a bit on the eclectic side. Sure, there are a few metal/thrash songs -- not unlike Ministry's output from the 90's and beyond -- but there are also several tracks on the album that might seem more in line with some of the awesomely weird shit Uncle Al recorded with his old Wax Trax side projects, particularly Revolting Cocks.  

To illustrate, check out the vivid, campy video for "I'm Invisible" which features a ton of swanky & colorful Al Jourgensens. Oh and there's also a bizarre random moment featuring a Nickelback cd:



This probably won't shock you, but Jourgensen admitted in a recent Billboard interview that he was pretty out of it during the recording of the album:

"We were stoned out of our gourd and deep into existential territory the whole time we were recording, from what I remember of it. For me, though, SMM is songs that write the band and not a band that writes the songs, which is a back-assward way of working, but it seems to work for me. And I’m in a good place right now [thanks to] my California weed card!"

Listen to another track below titled "I Don't Wanna," which reunites Jourgensen with his Lard partner-in-crime Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys):



And finally here's one of the thrashier songs, "Tragic Alert"



Surgical Meth Machine is available now via Nuclear Blast. Order from iTunes, Amazon, or the Nuclear Blast store.

Published April 18th, 2016

2016/04/16


London band Sulk released their sophomore record No Illusions this week. Much like their previous album Graceless, No Illusions is full of groovy Manchestery indie pop, psychedelica, britpop, and  maybe even a touch of shoegaze.  Fans of the Stone Roses and Charlatans will find this a heavenly record indeed. Watch the previously released official videos off No Illusions and stream the full album below via Soundcloud.  Catch up with Sulk here.







Published April 16th, 2016

We're getting closer to the release of Richard Ashcroft's solo album These People, which arrives May 20th. Last month Ashcroft debuted the first single and video for "This Is How It Feels" and now he's issued another track, a surprisingly poppy, intensely sugar-coated number titled "Hold On." A Northern Soul it is not. However it is super catchy in a riding-down-the-freeway-with-the-top-down sort of way. If nothing else, it'll make fans even more eager to hear what else Ashcroft has up his sleeve on the full length record. Indeed it is wonderful Ashcroft is inspired to create new music, and who knows where he'll take us next.



These People will be released on May 20th. Pre-order from iTunes, Amazon, or Richard Ashcroft's official store.



Published April 16th, 2016

2016/04/14


Wire's magnificent new mini-album Nocturnal Koreans is set for an April 22nd release. Wire has been on a roll lately creating vital and compelling music -- this is the band's third album in as many years, and there hasn't been a stinker or throwaway song in the bunch. Indeed Wire continues to deliver a powerful punch of post-punk goodness time after time, album after album. Countless bands -- young and old -- could learn a thing or two from Wire.

Stream Nocturnal Koreans in full ahead of the April 22nd release via NPR.



Pre-order Nocturnal Koreans from Amazon, or Pink Flag.

Published April 14th, 2016

Radiohead insider Brian Message was interviewed earlier today during a speaking engagement at a pub in London. During the discussion, Message reportedly revealed that Radiohead's new album will be out in June and will sound like "nothing you've ever heard." The highly anticipated album still doesn't have an official release date, and most industry insiders are expecting a "surprise" release, much like the release of Radiohead's last album The King Of Limbs.

[UPDATE: Message is part of Radiohead's management team, he is NOT Radiohead's manager. Still, he's certainly an insider and has insight into what the band's new music sounds like).


Radiohead's last release was "Spectre," which the band wrote for the 2015 Bond film.  The film's producers rejected Radiohead's composition, however the band released the track as a free download on Christmas.



Published April 14th, 2016

Bob Mould released the video for his latest single, "Hold On" this week. The track is lifted from Mould's enthralling new album Patch The Sky, which arrived last month. Stream "Hold On" below:



Bob Mould fans will want to hit up participating record stores early this Saturday April 15th to grab a copy of Merge Records' first ever fanzine.  The free zine includes personal stories, artwork, and photos submitted by Bob Mould fans from around the world, plus it comes with a companion CD featuring a live Mould radio session from 2014. Copies of the zine will be available for free on Record Store Day at participating record shops while supplies last.  Visit the official RSD website for a list of participating stores.

Meanwhile, Hüsker Dü's 1982 single "In A Free Land," which been out of print for years, will be reissued as a limited edition 7" single on April 16th. Like the original pressing, the single will be backed with "What Do I Want," and "M.I.C." View the listing here.

Don't miss Bob Mould on the road this spring if he's coming to your city!

Bob Mould -- North American tour

Apr 20 Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre
Apr 22 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Apr 23 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Apr 26 Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
Apr 27 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Apr 29 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Apr 30 Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street
May 01 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
May 03 Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
May 04 Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
May 06 Chicago, IL @ Metro
May 07 Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater
May 10 Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market
May 11 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
May 13 Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
May 14 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
May 15 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent

Published April 14th, 2016

2016/04/09


The official video for David Bowie's song "I Can't Give Everything Away" was released this week. The track is taken from Bowie's incredible final album Blackstar.



In more Bowie news, three limited edition releases are coming out April 16th for Record Store Day: The Man Who Sold The World 12" picture disc showcasing rare German artwork; a 40th anniversary 7" picture disc of "TVC15"; and the 50th anniversary 12" release of I Dig Everything -- The Pye Singles 1966. For more info on the releases and to view the list of participating record stores, visit the official Record Store Day website.

Published April 9th, 2016

A list of select shows coming through the Detroit area

Apr 19 -- The Residents @ Crofoot
Apr 21 -- Parquet Courts @ Marble Bar
Apr 28 -- Reverend Horton Heat @ The Loving Touch
Apr 29 -- Besnard Lakes @ UFO Factory

May 04 -- Wild Nothing @ The Loving Touch
May 07 -- Cage The Elephant/Portugal. The Man @ Masonic Temple
May 08 -- Silversun Pickups & Foals @ Fillmore Detroit
May 12 -- Ben Folds @ Fillmore Detroit
May 12 -- Sloan @ St. Andrew's Hall
May 18 -- La Luz @ Marble Bar
May 20 -- Blue October @ Fillmore Detroit
May 22 -- The Kills @ St. Andrew's Hall
May 22 -- Yeasayer @ Majestic Theatre
May 24 -- Trashcan Sinatras @ Magic Bag
May 26 -- Ought @ Marble Bar
May 27 -- Bloc Party @ Majestic Theatre
May 28 -- Kraftwerk @ Movement/Hart Plaza
May 29 -- Movement @ Hart Plaza
May 30 -- Movement @ Hart Plaza
May 31 -- Courtney Barnett @ Majestic Theatre

Jun 03 -- Fishbone @ The Shelter
Jun 04 -- DIIV @ The Loving Tough
Jun 08 -- Nothing @ El Club
Jun 14 -- Eagulls @ Pike Room
Jun 14 -- Joy Formidable @ Magic Bag
Jun 16 -- Mark Lanegan @ Magic Bag
Jun 20 -- At The Drive In @ St. Andrew's Hall
Jun 21 -- At The Drive In @ St. Andrew's Hall
Jun 22 -- Thrice @ Fillmore Detroit
Jun 23 -- Electric Forest @ Double JJ Resort
Jun 24 -- Electric Forest @ Double JJ Resort
Jun 25 -- Electric Forest @ Double JJ Resort
Jun 26 -- Electric Forest @ Double JJ Resort
Jun 28 -- Brian Fallon & the Crowes @ St. Andrew's Hall

Jul 03 -- Brand New / Modest Mouse @ DTE
Jul 09 -- Pity Sex @ El Club
Jul 10 -- DSO: The Music Of David Bowie @ Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
Jul 11 -- Duran Duran @ DTE
Jul 12 -- Noel Gallagher & Ryan Adams @ Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
Jul 12 -- Swans @ St. Andrew's Hall
Jul 15 -- Holy Fuck @ The Shelter
Jul 16 -- The Wombats @ St. Andrew's Hall
Jul 17 -- Tears For Fears @ Caesar's Windsor
Jul 18 -- Hall & Oates @ DTE
Jul 22 -- Jane's Addiction w/Dinosaur Jr & Living Colour @ Freedom Hill
Jul 23 -- Psychic TV @ El Club

Aug 04 -- Bryan Ferry @ Fox Theatre
Aug 11 -- The Claypool Lennon Delirium @ Majestic Theatre
Aug 12 -- Deftones @ Freedom Hill

Sep 15 -- Explosions In The Sky @ Masonic Temple
Sep 19 -- Lush @ St. Andrew's Hall
Sep 23 -- The Smithereens @ Magic Bag

Oct 01 -- Sigur Rós @ Fox Theatre
Oct 09 -- Midge Ure @ Magic Bag
Oct 26 -- Peter Hook @ St. Andrew's Hall

2016/04/07


Jane's Addiction hit the road this summer to celebrate their classic 1990 album Ritual De Lo Habitual as well as the 25th anniversary of Lollapalooza. Jane's will perform Ritual in full on the tour, plus to make it even more exciting, they're bringing along two acts that played Lolla back in the day -- Dinosaur Jr, who played Lolla in 1993, and Living Colour, who played the first Lolla tour in 1991.  Don't miss this classic alternative awesomefest when it comes to Freedom Hill July 22nd. The general onsale for the show is Saturday, April 16th at 10am, presales start April 14th. Link for tickets & info or visit Freedom Hill on the web.

The radio pre-sale is Thursday, April 14th from 10am - 10pm. Password: 89XRADIO

Full tour itinerary is posted below vintage Lolla footage:







(audio only)





Jane's Addiction -- Lollapalooza 25th anniversary/ Ritual tour

Jul 15 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk
Jul 16 -- Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summer Stage
Jul 19 -- Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavillion
Jul 20 -- Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
Jul 22 -- Sterling Heights, MI @ Freedom Hill
Jul 23 -- Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavillion

2016/04/06


Post-punks Eagulls return with their highly anticipated second album Ullages on May 13th. So far we've heard three fantastic tracks from the album: "Lemontrees," "My Life In Rewind," and "Skipping." To add to the excitement, the Leeds band have now premiered the official video for "Skipping" plus they've announced a North American tour, which includes their first ever Detroit area show! Don't miss Eagulls June 14th at the Pike Room in Pontiac -- tickets go on sale Friday, April 8th through Ticket Web.

Enjoy the video for "Skipping" below and pre-order Ullages from iTunes, Amazon, and the band's official store.



Eagulls -- North American tour

May 09 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
Jun 10 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
Jun 11 -- Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
Jun 13 -- Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
Jun 14 -- Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room
Jun 15 -- Columbus, OH @ The Basement
Jun 16 -- Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
Jun 17 -- Davenport, IA @ Daytrotter
Jun 18 -- Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
Jun 20 -- Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
Jun 21 -- Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
Jun 24 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Telegram Ballroom
Jun 25 -- San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill

Published April 6th, 2016

Finland's riotous garage punks Van Dammes released the impressive four track Better Than Sex EP last year. The quartet has now released a video for the EP's thunderous and balls-out track "Frank Tower." According to the band, "Frank Tower" is a tribute to the folklore hero who survived the sinking of the RMS Titanic, RMS Empress of Ireland, and RMS Lusitania; the accompanying video is a tribute to "unsung athletic heroes of the 1980's -- strongman competitors." Check out all the awesomeness below and grab Better Than Sex from iTunes or Amazon:



If you missed out on the band's previous video "Vesna (Flash In The Night)" do check it out below.



For more on this brilliant band, visit Van Dammes on Facebook. Fans in Europe should go check them out on tour later this month:

Van Dammes -- European tour

Apr 11 -- Warsaw, Klubokawiarnia Chłodna 25
Apr 12 -- Dresden, Ostpol
Apr 13 -- Prague, Klub Vzorkovna
Apr 14 -- Vienna, Kulturverein Einbaumöbel - 1bm
Apr 15 -- Berlin, Schokoladen
Apr 16 -- Leipzig, Zoro

Published April 6th, 2016

Echo & the Bunnymen announced a new round of North American tour dates in support of 2014's Meteorites. Unfortunately, so far the tour does not include a Detroit area stop. Tickets for the tour go on sale Friday, April 8th. For more on the tour, visit Echo & the Bunnymen on the web.







Echo & the Bunnymen -- North American tour

Sep 08 -- Boston, MA @ House of Blues
Sep 09 -- Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Sep 10 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Sep 12 -- New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Sep 13 -- Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
Sep 15 -- Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
Sep 16 -- Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Sep 17 -- Chicago, IL @ Metro
Sep 20 -- Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
Sep 21 -- Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
Sep 23 -- Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
Sep 24 -- Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
Sep 25 -- Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
Sep 27 -- San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
Sep 28 -- Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
Sep 30 -- Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
Oct 01 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Theatre At The Ace Hotel
Oct 02 -- San Diego, CA @ Humphreys By The Bay
Oct 10 -- Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
Oct 11 -- Tuscon, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
Oct 13 -- Austin, TX @ Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheater
Oct 14 -- Houston, TX @ House of Blues
Oct 15 -- Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
Oct 17 -- Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
Oct 18 -- Atlanta, GA @ Variety Theatre

Published April 6th, 2016

Sigur Rós returns to North American this fall for their first theater tour in a decade. An Evening With Sigur Rós will not feature an opening act; instead the trio will perform two sets (separated by an intermission). Fans attending the concert should expect to hear some new material according to the band (the band's last album Kveikur, was released in 2013). Tickets for the Detroit show October 1st at the Fox Theatre go on sale Friday at 10am, and pre-sales are going on now. For more on the tour, visit Sigur Rós on the web.

Sigur Rós North American tour

Sep 19 -- Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Sep 20 -- Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theater
Sep 21 -- Portland, OR @ Keller Auditorium
Sep 23 -- San Diego, CA @ Copley Hall
Sep 24 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
Sep 26 -- Salt Lake City, UT @ Kingsbury Hall
Sep 27 -- Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
Sep 29 -- Minneapolis, MN @ Orpheum Theatre
Sep 30 -- Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
Oct 01 -- Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre
Oct 03 -- Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
Oct 05 -- New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
Oct 06 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre
Oct 08 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Academy Of Music
Oct 10 -- Asheville, NC @ Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
Oct 12 -- Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theatre
Oct 14 -- Phoenix, AZ @ Orpheum Theater

Published April 6th, 2016

In 2010 Swans reunited and since that time, they've been on a roll releasing critically acclaimed albums. Swans' Michael Gira has announced the release of a new record, The Glowing Man, which will be the final album featuring Swans' current lineup. According to Gira, after the release and completion of the tour cycle for The Glowing Man, he'll continue to make music under the Swans name, however the lineup will be a rotating cast of musicians/collaborators. So far Swans have premiered a two-minute preview of the album's title track which is available to stream below.

Swans have also announced dates for a North American tour in support of The Glowing Man. The Detroit show is July 12th at St. Andrew's Hall -- tickets go on sale Friday at 10am, and the presale kicks off Thursday.

Pre-order The Glowing Man from the Young Gods store.



Swans -- North American tour

Jul 06 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Jul 07 -- Boston, MA @ Royale Nightclub
Jul 08 -- Providence, RI @ Fete
Jul 09 -- Quebec City, QB @ Le Circle
Jul 10 -- Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
Jul 12 -- Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew's Hall
Jul 13 -- Milwaukee, WI @ Shark Hall
Jul 14 -- Minneapolis, MN @ First Line Music Cafe
Jul 15 -- Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
Jul 16 -- Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
Jul 18 -- Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
Jul 19 -- Cincinnati, OH @ Woodward Theater
Jul 21 -- Louisville, KY @ Headliner's Music Hall
Jul 22 -- Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
Jul 23 -- Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
Jul 24 -- Nashville, TN @ Exit/IN
Jul 26 -- Carrboro, NC @ Cats Cradle
Jul 27 -- Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry
Jul 28 -- Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Jul 29 -- New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Jul 30 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Sep 01 -- Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theater
Sep 02 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda Theater
Sep 03 -- San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Grand Ballroom
Sep 04 -- Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
Sep 06 -- Vancouver, BC @ Venue
Sep 07 -- Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
Sep 09 -- Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
Sep 10 -- Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theater
Sep 12 -- Dallas, TX @ Trees
Sep 13 -- Austin, TX @ Mohawk Austin
Sep 14 -- San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
Sep 15 -- Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
Sep 16 -- Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom

Published April 6th, 2016

2016/04/05


Don't let the band name fool you, Montreal's Elephant Stone is NOT a Stone Roses cover band -- they are one of the vital acts in today's psych scene. To date the trio has released three solid and swoonworthy full length albums -- The Three Poisons (2014), Elephant Stone (2013), and The Seven Seas (2009) -- and their fourth album, Ship of Fools, is coming later this year. While the band hasn't announced the official release date for Ship of Fools yet, they have premiered three singles from the album -- "The Devil's Shelter," "Where I'm Going," and "Andromeda."  All three songs are so infectious and glorious that you almost have to drool knowing even more Elephant Stone songs will be unleashed soon.  Prepare yourself for awesomeness and stream all three singles below:

"The Devil's Shelter," released last November, is a slice of excellence and features the awesome Alex Maas of the Black Angels!  View the official video below and download the single from iTunes & Amazon:



"Where I'm At" is by far the catchiest, synthiest, and grooviest of the three tracks -- you won't be able to sit still while this jam is playing! Download from iTunes (so far no listing on Amazon):



"Andromeda," the sublime Beatles-esque third single from Ship of Fools was released in March. Download from iTunes & Amazon:



For more on Elephant Stone, catch up with them on the official site.

Published April 5th, 2016

2016/04/02


New Order announced the release of a new version of their 2015 album Music Complete. The new version, titled Complete Music, arrives May 13th and is essentially a remix record -- it includes the extended remixes that were released last year on the 8 LP limited edition Music Complete vinyl boxset. The Complete Music double CD comes housed in a cardboard slipcase and features alternate artwork (pictured above) by Peter Saville; the album will also be released as a standard and high resolution digital album download. Pre-order Complete Music through New Order's store.

Stream the extended version of "The Game" from Complete Music & view the full tracklisting below:



Complete Music tracklisting

01. Restless (Extended Version)
02. Singularity (Extended Version)
03. Plastic (Extended Version)
04. Tutti Frutti (Extended Version)
05. People On The High Line (Extended Version)
06. Stray Dog (Extended Version)
07. Academic (Extended Version)
08. Nothing But A Fool (Extended Version 2)
09. Unlearn This Hatred (Extended Version)
10. The Game (Extended Version)
11. Superheated (Extended Version 2)

Published April 2nd, 2016