Sunday, July 31, 2011

Newport Folk 2011: Tegan & Sara, Live In Concert

The good folks at NPR's All Songs Considered bring us this hour-long concert by folkish duo, the twin sisters Tegan & Sara, at this year's Newport Folk Festival....

Stream or Download the Concert here...

Friday, July 29, 2011

Thee Oh Sees On Tour

Upcoming Thee Oh Sees tour dates:

09/04/2011 Bumbershoot Festival Seattle WA
09/05/2011 Biltmore Cabaret Vancouver w/Bare Wires/Chains of Love
09/06/2011 Sugar Victoria BC w/Bare Wires
09/09/2011 MusicfestNW Portland OR (Star Theater)
10/16/2011 SF Treasure Island Music Festival

A great San Francisco band. Great live band. Catch them if you can!

Tyler The Creator & Odd Future Touring This Fall....

08-06 Los Angeles, CA - HARD L.A.
08-27 Reading, England - Reading Festival
08-28 Leeds, England - Leeds Festival
09-28 San Diego, CA - House of Blues
09-30 San Francisco, CA - Warfield
10-02 Portland, OR - Roseland Ballroom
10-03 Vancouver, British Columbia - Vogue
10-04 Seattle, WA - Showbox Market
10-07 Salt Lake City, UT - In the Venue
10-09 Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
10-11 Lawrence, KS - Grananda Theatre
10-12 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
10-14 Chicago, IL - Metro
10-15 Cincinnati, OH - Bogarts
10-16 Detroit, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre
10-18 Toronto, Ontario - Sound Academy
10-19 New York, NY - Terminal 5
10-21 Boston, MA - Royale
10-22 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
10-23 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
10-24 Baltimore, MD - Sonar
10-27 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
10-28 Atlanta, GA - Center Stage
10-30 New Orleans, LA - Voodoo Fest
10-31 Miami, FL - Fillmore
11-02 Tampa, FL - Ritz Ybor
11-03 Orlando, FL - The Beacham
11-06 Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Fest
11-08 Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre

The Kills live acoustic on Aussie radio "Satellite" and "One Silver Dollar" (Marilyn Monroe cover)

L.A. Times article on Bob Mould appearance

Pop & Hiss


Bob Mould reads, sings and reminisces at Largo at the Coronet

Bob Mould, formerly of Sugar and Husker Du, reads and signs at Largo

On Wednesday night at Largo at the Coronet, singer, songwriter, post-punk icon and former World Wrestling Federation scriptwriter Bob Mould shared his ideas, both verbally and musically, on his work and life. Mould was touring in support of his new memoir, "See a Little Light: The Trail of Rage and Melody," and Times book critic David L. Ulin was in attendance. Writes Ulin over at Jacket Copy
"...the title comes from a song on his 1989 album "Workbook." He opened with the song, playing solo on a blue Stratocaster, then sat down to read selections from his book. The prose was adequate, some incidents more interesting than others ... but let's be honest: Prose was not why we were here.
To his credit, Mould seemed to understand that; he chose passages that had to do with songwriting, beginning with his state of mind after the 1988 implosion of Hüsker Dü. In the wake of that, he began to write the songs that would eventually become "Workbook," and after his first reading, he performed a few, among them "Lonely Afternoon" and "Wishing Well." 
This was the pattern of the evening: Dip into the book, talk about his history, then play music that reflected what he'd read. He did four Sugar songs (the highlight of the night, especially the effervescent ear candy of "If I Can't Change Your Mind") and closed with a brief Husker set, including "I Apologize."

Arctic Monkeys To Release B-Side Feat. Miles Kane

July 28, 2011 12:52

Arctic Monkeys set to release new track with Miles Kane next month

'Little Illusion Machine (Wirral Riddler)' will come out on August 15
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Arctic Monkeys are set to release a new B-side featuring a guest appearance fromMiles Kane.

The track, which is titled 'Little Illusion Machine (Wirral Riddler)', will appear as the B-side to the band's new single 'The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala', which comes out on August 15.

'Little Illusion Machine (Wirral Riddler)' is credited to Miles Kane and The Death Ramps, with the latter being a pseudonym the Sheffield band have recorded under in the past.

'The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala' is the second track to be taken from 'Suck It And See', after the earlier release of 'Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair'.

Miles Kane's association with the Arctic Monkeys is lengthy. He was part of The Last Shadow Puppets with the band's frontman Alex Turner and has appeared live with them a number of times, most recently during their headline slot at T In The Park.

After they headline V Festival in late August, the Arctic Monkeys are next scheduled to undertake a full UK arena tour. The Vaccines and Smith Westerns will support them on all dates. 

Thursday, July 28, 2011

QOTSA: Queens of The Stone Age live at Roseland, Portland, July 28, 2011

i arrived at 8:30 and walked in to find that Queens were already in full rage. Place was packed and sweaty. Band was on and so was the crowd.

Set List

Regular John
If Only
Walkin' on the Sidewalks
You Would Know
How to Handle a Rope
Hispanic Impressions
The Bronze
Give the Mule What He Wants
I Was a Teenage Hand Model
You Can't Quit Me Baby

You Think I Ain't Worth a Dollar, but I Feel Like a Millionaire
First It Giveth
Misfit Love
3's & 7's
Into the Hollow
Little Sister

Queens of The Stone Age in Oakland, CA. April 11, 2011.....

Josh Homme (Queens of The Stone Age) with Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters) and John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin) in Them Crooked Vultures at The Fox Theater in Oakland, California, November 19, 2009....

photo and videos by Michael Donnelly (mikedx1) for NewMusicToday by ThisSmallPlanet
if you're going to steal them, please give me a shout out... (thanks)

Incredible Upcoming Portland Shows I Want To Go To (comps welcome)

Friday October 07 Doug Fir
Buzz-worthy fuzz-pop from LA quartet

Dum Dum Girls


Colleen Green
Doors at 8pm, Show at 9pm
$13 advance, $15 day of show
Monday October 10 Doug Fir
Shimmering post-rock from Brooklyn

The Drums

with guests
Doors at 8pm, Show at 9pm
$12 advance, $12 day of show

McMenamins Presents: STEPHEN MALKMUS & THE JICKS, All Ages


McMenamins Presents: STEPHEN MALKMUS & THE JICKS, All Ages, with Ty Segall

Crystal Ballroom
Tickets are $17.00
Doors open at 8:00 PM
Show starts at 9:00 PM

Wednesday November 09 Doug Fir
2 nights of album release mayhem with all-female supergroup 

Wild Flag

Drew Grow & The Pastor's Wives

Separate ticket needed for each night.
Doors at 8pm, Show at 9pm
$12 advance, $14 day of show

Ronnie Spector Tribute to Amy Winehouse

from Rolling Stone

Download Ronnie Spector's cover of Amy Winehouse's "Back To Black"

Exclusive: Ronnie Spector Pays Tribute to Amy Winehouse

Listen to Spector's previously unreleased version of 'Back to Black'

JULY 27, 2011 1:50 PM ET
Ronnie Spector and Amy Winehouse
Ronnie Spector and Amy Winehouse
Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images (Winehouse)

I haven't been this sad in a long time, about anyone in this business. I tried to go grocery shopping for my family, and I was walking like a ghost in the aisles. I could think about nobody but Amy.

When I saw her two weeks ago on TV and she was all drugged out, drinking and stuff, I said, "Damn it, damn it, damn it, damn it! Don't become like I was 20 years ago! I cleaned up. You gotta clean up!" And two weeks later, she's dead. I'm devastated.

Every time I looked at her, it was like I was looking at myself. She had my beehive, my eyeliner, my attitude. She had such a great soul in her voice and her lyrics were so amazing that I couldn't help but sing one of her songs. I was so happy to see an artist like Amy, because she reminded me of my youth. And she loved girl groups. Damn it! I thought she would carry on.

When I was in my 20s, I was a lost girl – drinking, not knowing what to do or where to go. I never did drugs – like, "No way, you're not gonna put a needle in my arm!" – but drinking is just as bad. In the Sixties, everyone was doing drugs, and I lost many people in the business. I knew Jimi Hendrix. I used to play with him down in the Village. When I had a Number One hit all over the world, the Rolling Stones were my opening act. I was around all the druggies, but my mother also traveled with us, wherever I was. She was a buffer so I didn't see all of the bad stuff.

You can't go around people who drink or do drugs, even family members. I learned that 20 years ago in A.A. I had two boys, and, when they were four and five, we moved to Connecticut. In New York, there were liquor stores on every other corner, and I didn't need that. I knew enough to leave that. Now I don't drink. I don't do anything but my shows and take care of my kids.

Amy came to my show in London about six months ago, and she was so shy. She was hiding behind somebody, but I could see the hairstyle, and I knew she was there. That was all I needed. When I sang "Back to Black," I could see the tears in her eyes, and there were tears in mine.
As told to Matthew Perpetua.
Ronnie Spector is an icon of Sixties girl group pop, and a major influence on the sound and visual style of the late Amy Winehouse. Spector – the lead singer of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees the Ronettes – performs Winehouse’s hit "Back to Black" regularly in concert. Two years ago, Spector went into the studio to record her rendition with noted songwriter and producer Richard Gottheher and hip-hop producer Phenom. The song, debuting here, will soon be released as a charity single, with proceeds going toDaytop Village substance abuse treatment centers. 

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Stephen Malkmus "Senator"

The toxins American made
Weapons-class gray sludge for migrants
Dioxin the chemical sunset
The number one subset of all

I know what the senator wants
What the senator wants is a blow job
I know what the senator wants
What the senator wants is a blow job

Panic in the antechamber
Motion to impeach
Cattle prod the working classes
There's some things you can't teach

Cause we're fading fast
Like a stone
Come fading fast
Into the picture you own

Little Nicky Nicky Nicky
Down in Ocean Beach he's strumming
He used to carry his guitar around his back
And he'd just walk to certain places
Look for gigs to illuminate

Smoking weed in our truck
The cops pull up
How can they not know?
It was so so so so so so invisible

Heavy heavy heavy heavy heavy smelter
Fuck it!

Is it funny enough?
The serious business is void enough
My duty to the Republik
Is to use double speak because the Halo's off

I know what the senator wants
What the senator wants is a blow job
I know what everyone wants
What everyone wants is a blow job

Baby steps up Everest
So much trash to burn
We will stick it where the sun don't shine
As the world turns...

Your star's fading fast
Like a stone
Come fading fast
Into the picture you own

Faded fast
You are fading fast (x2)
You are gone
You are gone

(Look out)

The Most Amazing Songs in the Whole World (Out Right Now)

Dum Dum Girls "Coming Down"
M.I.A. "27"
The Drums "Money"
Jeff The Brotherhood "Something in The Way" (Nirvana cover)
Girls "Vomit"
Stephen Malkmus "Senator"

Jeff's "Something in The Way"

Dum Dum Girls "Coming Down"

M.I.A.'s "27"

Girls' "Vomit"

The Drums "Money"


Monday, July 25, 2011

Thee Oh Sees & Stephen Malkmus & The Hold Steady at San Francisco's Treasure Island Festival in October

Jeff The Brotherhood's Favorites

Jeff the Brotherhood

Nashville brothers Jake and Jamin Orall started playing garage rock as JEFF the Brotherhood years ago when they were still in high school. In between then and now, they started and left Be Your Own Pet, scored a live album on Jack White’s Third Man Records, and earned national acclaim on their own label and their own terms. Since the release of 2009’s Heavy Day, the Oralls’ sound has gotten a bit brighter, a bit poppier, culminating with this year’s power-punk collection, We are the Champions. Jake Orall penned this week’s Listed feature.

1. The Beach Boys - Today
The Beach Boys were my first favorite band, and I think they still are. They are the reason I like pop music. And love songs.

2. Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick
I think this is the first really heavy band I got into. They wouldn’t be really considered conventionally heavy, I guess, but the first record has some pretty fuckin’ serious riffs. I guess they got me into riffs.

3. Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
Smashing Pumpkins were my third favorite band, The Beatles being my second. Billy Corgan is probably my second favorite guitarist next to Randy Holden.

4. Veruca Salt - American Thighs
When I got super heavy into Smashing Pumpkins, I was super heavy into Veruca Salt, too. Its first album holds up and is still one of my fav rock records ever.

5. The Ramones - Road To Ruin
Everyone knows The Ramones are the best because they sound like The Beach Boys, but harder.

6. Hawkwind - In Search of Space
Hawkwind was the second space-rock band I got into and it really blew my mind. We are pretty influenced by them.

7. Can - Future Days
You can hear a lot of German ‘70s experimental sounds in our earlier albums, Can is one of my favorites, along with Amon Duul II, NEU!, Kraftwerk and La Dusseldorf.

8. Mountain - Climbing!
Mountain was the band that got me into southern hard rock. They are great and heavy as hell.

9. Randy Holden - Population II
The ultimate heavy guitar record. ULTIMATE!

10. Weezer - Blue Album

By Dusted Magazine