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Saturday, February 28, 2009

David Byrne Radio City Music Hall - 2/27/09 Set List - Byrne-ing Down The House in a Tutu

Photo from Laura Musselman
Last night I saw David Byrne perform at Radio City Music Hall. This was my sixth second time seeing him live (unless I count all the concerts we both attended and I stood next to him at or sitting at the table beside him during a dinner in Park Slope). The last show I saw him at was my first outside show were it rained on us through most of the concert. Byrne even slipped and fell during his performance at Central Park's SummerStage.

It lightly rained before tonight's show but it was indoors. The concert was sold out or at least thats what it read on the marquee outside Radio City Music Hall. We walked up to the box office through the busy crowd minutes before the show started and purchased tickets in the center orchestra for face value. Easy enough . . . right?

Byrne came out on stage and chatted with the audience as his band set up. He opened the first of his two back-to-back shows at Radio City with his hit "Strange Overtones" off his latest LP. David was accompanied by a group of youthful dancers who did synchronized dances to all of his songs throughout the show. They leaped, galloped, rolled across stage in office chairs and even did acrobatics over Byrne's head.

He played a little over two hours and lot's stuff from this new album he collaborated on with Brian Eno entitled Everything That Happens Will Happen Today and one off My Life in the Bush of Ghosts and even a Catherine Wheel tune but when he performed his Talking Head classics it really turned the beautiful but stuffy Radio City Music Hall into a non-sit down venue as every one stood from their seats and danced till the evenings close.

Fun times indeed but what would really get my panties in a pinch would be a Talking Heads reunion. Come on David, Tina, Chris and Jerry . . . can't you all be friends? Dr. Kevchino is willing to sit down and do a session with y'all.

Set List - 2/27/09 (incomplete)

Strange Overtones - Eno & Byrne - ETHWHT
I Zimbra (?) - Talking Heads
One Fine Day
Help Me Somebody - Eno & Byrne - My Life in the Bush of Ghosts
Houses In Motion
My Big Nurse - Eno & Byrne - ETHWHT
My Big Hands (Fall Through the Cracks) - David Byrne
Heaven - Talking Heads
Poor Boy - Eno & Byrne - ETHWHT
Life Is Long - Eno & Byrne - ETHWHT
The River
His Wife Refused - The Catherine Wheel
Once in a lifetime - Talking Heads
Life during wartime - Talking Heads
I Feel My Stuff - Eno & Byrne - ETHWHT
Byrne plays the Radio City Music Hall organ
Take me to the river - Talking Heads
Big Blue Plymouth (?) - The Catherine Wheel
Burning Down The House - Talking Heads
Everything That Happens - Eno & Byrne - ETHWHT
ETHWHT = Everything That Happens Will Happen Today

Hear David Byrne sing with The Dirty Projectors off Dark Was The Night: A Red Hot Compilation
Knotty Pine.Mp3

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Caroline Weeks of Bat For Lashes solo LP

Caroline Weeks Songs For Edna (Manimal Vinyl)
Street date: April 07, 2009
1. See Where Capella with her golden kids
2. What lips my lips have kissed
3. Wild Swans
4. Renascence
5. Oh, sleep forever in the Latmian cave
6. The return
7. Pity me not
8. I shall go back
9. Elegy.Mp3

YYY's Video Teaser, SNAKESWEAT: The Scientist

Monday, February 23, 2009

Lily Allen Live at Bowery Ballroom NYC

Everyone's At It - Live @ Bowery Ballroom / MySpace Secret S

Lily Allen - North American Tour Dates

4/1 San Diego, CA House of Blues - San Diego
4/2 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
4/4 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theatre
4/6 Seattle, WA The Showbox SODO
4/8 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
4/9 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
4/11 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
4/12 Chicago, IL Vic Theatre
4/13 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall
4/15 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse
4/17 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
4/18 Philadelphia, PA Theatre Of The Living Arts
4/19 Boston, MA House of Blues
4/20 New York, NY Roseland Ballroom
4/22 Toronto, ONT Sound Academy

Saturday, February 21, 2009

The White Stripes last musical guests on Conan O'Brien

Conan O'Brien will move to Tonight Show in May replacing Jay Leno. Tonight marked his last show with Late Night with Conan O'Brien. His friends The White Stripes came by to show their support. Meg and Jack both on guitar and vocals perfomed "We're Going To Be Friends." Jimmy Fallon will replace Conan O'Brien on March 2nd.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Ball Tricks

Depeche Mode Sounds of the Universe Art & Track List

Other mega music giants Depeche Mode will release a new LP entitled Sounds of the Universe Theirs isn't out on April 21st but Cover art above and track listing below.

Track List:
01. In Chains
02. Hole To Feed
03. Wrong
04. Fragile Tension
05. Little Soul
06. In Sympathy
07. Peace
08. Come Back
09. Spacewalker
10. Perfect
11. Miles Away / The Truth Is
12. Jezebel
13. Corrupt

Premiere U2's new album No Line On The Horizon on Myspace

Today MySpace Music exclusively premiered U2's new album, No Line On The Horizon, over a week before the album hits stores around the world. Fans can visit U2's MySpace page to stream the album in its entirety for free.

Leonard Cohen - NYC Beacon Theatre 2/19/09 He's Your Man and Then Some . . .

Photo by holden 2.0
People were offering us fistfuls of cash for our tickets prior to entering the newly renovated Beacon Theatre venue. Leonard Cohen and his amazing band took the stage at 8pm and played till 11:11pm. This show marked Cohen's first time back in NYC in fifteen years and he was our man and then some. The seventy five year old Cohen moved around the stage as sexily as when he was young and spry, falling down on to his knees like it was old times. His voice sounded pristine and with a character most singers would die for. You Coachella attendees are in for a real treat! Absolutely amazing show.

*Cohen's band consisted of Roscoe Beck - Musical Director, Bass, background Vocals, Neil Larsen - Keyboard, Bob Metzger - Guitar, steel guitar & vocal, Javier Mas - Bandurria, laud, archilaud and 12 string guitar, Rafael Gayol - Drums & percussion, Dino Soldo - Keyboard, saxophone, wind instruments and vocals, Sharon Robinson - Vocals, The Webb Sisters - Vocals and gymnasts.

First Set:
Dance Me To The End Of Love
The Future
Ain't No Cure for love
Bird On The Wire
Everybody Knows
In My Secret Life
Who By The Fire
Chelsea Hotel No. 2
Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye
Sisters Of Mercy
Cohen Speaks to the audience


2nd Set:
Tower Of Song
The Gypsy's Wife
The Partisan
Boogie Street - sung by the girls
I'm Your Man
A Thousand Kisses Deep - Spoken Word
Take This Waltz
Cohen intruduces band*

So Long, Marianne
First We Take Manhattan
Famous Blue Raincoat
If It Be Your Will
I Tried To Leave You
Whither Thou Goest/Close

Bold = Mp3's available soon.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

More Luv Covers

Sara Luv (ex Devics) is doing more covers after her cover of the Arcade Fire's "My Body is a Cage." In the video above she's covering Silversun Pickups' "Kissing Families" with a special appearance from Brian himself (and a tiny piano).

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Handsome Furs Interview

With a unique electronic indie-rock sound, husband and wife duo Dan Boeckner (also of Wolf Parade) and Alexei Perry, better know as The Handsome Furs, made a big impact with the release of their album Plague Park. The Montreal natives recently released their second album, Face Control on Sub Pop records and are currently supporting the album with a worldwide tour. I had a chance to catch up with them for a few questions while they were on set for their latest music video shoot, for “I'm Confused.” Read the full interview here

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Marissa Nadler New LP & Tour Dates

Nadler has a full band this time around and here's a new MP3 called "River of Dirt".mp3 off her new LP entitled Little Hells.

Feb 21 - 9:00p - Club Passim - Cambridge, MA
Feb 27 - 8:00p - Greenpoint Lutheran Church of the Messiah - Brooklyn, NY**
Mar 4 - 7:30p - Joe's Pub - New York, NY
Apr 7 - 8:00p - Hotel Cafe - Los Angeles, CA
Apr 8 - 9:00p - Cafe du Nord - San Francisco, CA
Apr 10 - 8:00p - Tractor Tavern - Seattle, WA #
Apr 16 - 9:00p - 400 Bar - Minneapolis, MN +
Apr 17 - 8:00p - High Noon Saloon - Madison, WI+
Apr 18 - 8:00p - Shubas Tavern - Chicago, IL +
Apr 19 - 8:00p - Shubas Tavern - Chicago, IL +
Apr 21 - 8:00p - El Mocambo - Toronto, Ontario +
Apr 22 - 8:00p - Black Sheep Inn - Wakefield, Quebec +
Apr 24 - 9:00p - Lizard Lounge - Cambridge, MA +
Apr 25 - 8:00p - Highline Ballroom - New York, NY +
Apr 26 - 8:00p - IOTA - Arlington, VA +

* - w/ Deer Tick
** MV + EE
+ - w/ the Handsome Family
# - w/ Jesse Sykes & the Sweet Hereafter

Marissa Nadler - River of Dirt - Directed by Joana Linda from Kemado Records on Vimeo.

New Yeah Yeah Yeah's song Zero

YYY's release new tune off their third LP entitled It's Blitz the song is called "Zero" The new track has Nick Zinner more on synth duties than guitar. Check it out here.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

4AD's Dark Was The Night benefit Comp

Preview a few tracks above from Dark Was The Night comp which will be released on February 17th, 2009. It’s comprised of 31 exclusive tracks and it will be available as a double cd/triple vinyl/download and will benefit the Red Hot Organization – an international charity dedicated to raising money and awareness for HIV and AIDS through popular culture. They are the people responsible for albums including No Alternative, Red Hot and Blue and many more, and this is their 20th year, and this is the 20th release! Read the kevchino review here.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Dntel (aka Jimmy Tamborello of The Postal Service) releases early material

Dntel (aka Jimmy Tamborello of The Postal Service) set to release 3-disc set of early material on Phthalo Records. Check out a track below.
Loneliness is Having No One To Miss.Mp3

Brooklyn Record Riot is this Sunday!

The first two shows were packed with hip boys and girls and the legend continues to grow. Warm your musical bones at the third edition of the Brooklyn Record Riot, Sunday, February 15th at the Warsaw in Greenpoint. Over 35 well-traveled record dealers will convene over free-flowing Polish beer and kielbasa along with rare and common albums of all stripes, 45s galore, CDs and DVDs as well. Eight legendary DJs spin endless music. Admission is $3.00 from noon until 8:00 pm. Early admission at 10:00 am will set you back $20.00 but you will live with the most serious of the crate-diggers. Download that, sucka! Warsaw, 261 Driggs Ave. Greenpoint, Brooklyn. More info on Subway: L, G

Friday, February 13, 2009

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Lily Allen Secret Bowery Show Pix & Set List

MySpace Music, the world's premiere online music portal, held a special Secret Show concert with Lily Allen on Tuesday, February 10 at The Bowery Ballroom in New York. The performance took place exclusively for MySpace fans who were notified via the Secret Show community. The New York show, sponsored by TurboTax® Federal Free Edition, kicked-off the first of 3 Secret Shows on 3 continents headlined by Lily and also celebrated the release of her new album, "It's Not Me, It's You," which hit stores on February 10th. Her upcoming Secret Show performances are scheduled for Tokyo and London. During her show, Lily thanked MySpace by saying "God knows they've helped me considerably in my career."
Lily performed the following songs during the Secret Show:

"Everyone's At It"
"I Could Say"
"Not Fair"
"F*ck You"
"Who'd Have Known"
"Never Gonna Happen"
"Back to the Start"
"Littlest Things"
"The Fear"

Free Alive Records 2009 Sampler

Click here to download a FREE Alive Records Sampler from The Free download features songs by Hacienda, Outrageous Cherry , Buffalo Killers, The Nerves, Thomas Function, Brimstone Howl, Left Lane Cruiser and Black Diamond Heavies

Monday, February 09, 2009

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Radiohead perform "15 Step" with USC band Grammy's video

Radiohead's Thom Yorke and Johnny Greenwood performed "15 Step" of In Rainbows with USC band providing the beats and brass at the 51st Grammy's tonight. Radiohead lost out for best album of the year to Robert plant Alison Krauss.

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Theresa Andersson at Joe’s Pub 2.6.2009

It would be hard to find a more impressive show than Theresa Andersson’s performance Friday night at Joe’s Pub. The Swedish born and New Orleans raised musician is a virtual one-woman band using looping pedals to record segments of each song which combine for an amazingly sophisticated sound live in front of the audience. There are a few musicians out there today using this method of performing but one can’t imagine anyone could make it look so effortless balancing a violin, a guitar, drums, percussion elements, and vocals and seemingly having so much fun in the process. Theresa’s spirit was contagious as she danced on stage with a big smile and bowled the audience away with her incredibly soulful voice.

She began the show and made an impression immediately with a stirring a cappella introduction using just a tambourine and followed it up with a few tracks off of her new album Hummingbird, Go! (which she recorded entirely in her kitchen). The brilliant “Birds Fly Away” was a standout song with its Motown feel along with a very catchy track entitled “Na Na Na” which shows off Theresa skills with looping and multi-tasking. As the mid-point of the show approached Theresa invited friends Davell Crawford, a legendary pianist and vocalist from New Orleans, and jazz-pop singer-songwriter Sonya Kitchell to join her onstage. The trio was fantastic in their harmonizing and jazzy call and response and the songs showed how far Theresa’s talents stretched. They covered a number of tunes such as “We Are One”, which was inspired by the recent presidential inauguration and a momentous cover of Betty Harris’s “Nearer to You” which was produced by Allen Toussaint. Theresa thanked Allen (who played the Pub earlier in the week) for his inspiration and knocked the audience out with her heartfelt vocals producing a range that should win her an epic title (maybe the Queen of Soul Loops?) someday soon.

The trio left the stage and the crowd understandably demanded more so Theresa stepped back up for a cover of Crosby, Stills, and Nash’s “Find the Cost of Freedom”. She ended the set like she began it, a cappella, but this time looping her vocal track producing a powerful crescendo calling Davell and Sonya back up for a climactic vocal improvisation which was truly dazzling.

By Tim Needles
Rating: 9/10

Thursday, February 05, 2009

The Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique turns 20

The Beastie Boy’s second album cover pictures a corner building, which at the time was Lee's Sportswear. A lot's changed in the Lower East Side in twenty years Lee’s turned into a great restaurant named in tribute Paul's Boutique (top right thumb) in the LES. A few years ago it turned into (to above pictured) The Three Monkeys.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Paul's Boutique the album B-Boy's re-released it in a multitude of formats, the first being a digital download available exclusively on February 3 at (which has been completely overhauled and re-designed to commemorate the re-release). The basic 320kbps digital download with 3D interactive digital artwork will be available immediately upon order.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Lux Interior RIP

Lux Interior, lead singer of The Cramps, passed away this morning due to an existing heart condition at Glendale Memorial Hospital in Glendale, California at 4:30 AM PST today. Lux has been an inspiration and influence to millions of artists and fans around the world. He and wife Poison Ivy’s contributions with The Cramps have had an immeasurable impact on modern music.

The Cramps emerged from the original New York punk scene of CBGB and Max’s Kansas City, with a singular sound and iconography. Their distinct take on rockabilly and surf along with their midnight movie imagery reminded us all just how exciting, dangerous, vital and sexy rock and roll should be and has spawned entire subcultures. Lux was a fearless frontman who transformed every stage he stepped on into a place of passion, abandon, and true freedom. He is a rare icon who will be missed dearly.

The family requests that you respect their privacy during this difficult time.

Heart Attack Grill

Not music related but please watch this funny CBS News short about this restaurant Heart Attack Grill. Would you be a patient?

Throbbing Gristle Tour info, New LP

Noise masters Throbbing Gristle announce their first US performances in 28 years – including an appearance Sunday April 19th at the 2009 Coachella Music Festival! The band, who have not performed in the United States since 1981, will also be playing Chicago and New York for the first time ever.

4/21/09 UCLA - LOS ANGELES, CA **
**"In The Shadow Of The Sun" soundtrack performance only

Throbbing Gristle will be available for a fan signing session between sets in both New York and Chicago. Fans are encouraged to bring along one item from their collection for the band to sign. There will also be special 'TG USA 2009' merchandise including an all new album, t-shirt specific to the event, tour enamel badge, and tour embroidered patch for sale.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Moz Tour Dates, New LP and Coachella

Morrissey drops his pants (above) and a new album entitled Years of Refusal released on February 17, 2009 via Lost Highway Records. Moz will head out on tour at the end of the month and ending at the Coachella Festival.

US Tour Dates:
28 Boca Raton, FL - Mizner Park
1 Orlando, FL - Hard Rock live
3 Jacksonville, FL - Florida Theater
4 St. Petersburg, FL - Jannus Landing
6 Myrtle Beach. SC - House of Blues
7 Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
9 Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
11 Durham, NC - Durham Performing Arts Center
13 Richmond, VA - The National
14 Washington, DC - Warner Theater
16 Montclair, NJ - Wellmont Theater
17 Pittsburgh, PA - Carnegie Music Hall
19 Buffalo, NY - University of Buffalo Center for the Arts
21 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
22 Philadelphia, PA - Acadmy of Music
25 New York, NY - Webster Hall
26 New York, NY - Carnegie Hall
28 Mashantucket, CT - Foxwoods
29 Boston, MA - House of Blues
31 Ann Arbor, MI - Michigan Theater
1 Columbus, OH - Palace Theater
3 Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom
4 Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom
6 Minneapolis, MN - State Theater
7 Kansas City, MO - Midland Theater
8 St. Louis, MO - Pageant Theater
10 Dallas, TX - Palladium Ballroom
11 Houston, TX - Jesse H. Jones Hall
12 Austin, TX - Bass Concert Hall
14 El Paso, TX - Chavez Theater
15 Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
17 Indio, CA - Coachella Festival

Miami's Landero Music Festival Cancelled!

Sad news the 3 day Langerado Music Festival in Miami has been cancelled due to sluggish ticket sales. All tickets will be refunded. See more details at Come on Obama get movin on the site.

Bonnaroo 2009 Line Up Revealed

Superfly Productions and A.C. Entertainment are excited to announce the initial lineup for the 2009 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The eighth annual four-day camping and music festival will be held on June 11 - 14 on the same beautiful 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee, 60 miles south of Nashville. Every year Bonnaroo seeks to make history by offering unique and exclusive performances by rock's greatest legends as well as its most significant newcomers. A full list of confirmed acts follows, and more will be announced in the coming weeks. The final Bonnaroo 2009 lineup will total over 120 bands and over 20 comedians performing on 13 stages over four days. Tickets go on sale exclusively through on Saturday, February 7 at 12:00 PM Eastern.