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DOWNLOAD: Ben Sollee - Dear Kanye (MP3) (lyrics)

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Ben Kweller announced a bunch of tour dates including October 17th at Bowery Ballroom in NYC. Tickets for that show go on sale at noon. Ben Sollee penned a song about Kanye West (MP3 above). Ben Folds announced a new album...

Epic Records is proud to announce the release of the much-anticipated new album from Ben Folds, WAY TO NORMAL, on September 30, 2008. The album, Folds' third as a solo artist since the break up of the Ben Folds Five in 2000, was mostly recorded at his studio in Nashville and produced by Dennis Herring (Elvis Costello, Modest Mouse, The Hives). Featuring Folds on vocals and piano, Way to Normal also features long-time bassist Jared Reynolds and drummer Sam Smith as well as a guest vocal from indie pop heroine Regina Spektor on the album's first single, "You Don't Know Me."
Regina Spektor has a show coming up in Brooklyn. Kanye West has a couple future NYC shows himself. Ben Lee is playing Joe's Pub on August 27th. All Ben tour dates below...

Ben Kweller - 2008 Tour Dates
Sep 25 - Pontiac Garage Dallas, Texas
Sep 30 - Club Congress Tucson, Arizona
Oct 1 - The Glass House Pomona, California
Oct 2 - Troubadour West Hollywood, California
Oct 4 - Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Fest San Francisco, California
Oct 6 - Wow Hall Eugene, Oregon
Oct 7 - Chop Suey Seattle, Washington
Oct 10 - Bluebird Theatre Denver, Colorado
Oct 11 - Slowdown Omaha, Nebraska
Oct 14 - Bottom Lounge Chicago, Illinois
Oct 16 - Paradise Rock Club Boston, Massachusetts
Oct 17 - Bowery Ballroom New York, New York
Oct 20 - Johnny Brendas Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Oct 21 - Rock And Roll Hotel WASHINGTON, Washington DC
Oct 23 - Mercy Lounge Nashville, Tennessee
Oct 24 - The Earl Atlanta, Georgia
Oct 25 - Workplay Theatre Birmingham, Alabama
Oct 27 - The Social Orlando, Florida
Oct 28 - Crowbar Ybor City, Florida
Oct 29 - Club Downunder Tallahassee, Florida
Nov 2 - Antones Austin, Texas
Dec 2 - L'Européen Paris
Dec 4 - Ruby Lounge Manchester
Dec 5 - King Tuts Glasgow
Dec 6 - Whelans Dublin
Dec 8 - Glee Club Birmingham
Dec 9 - Union Chapel London
Dec 11 - Melkweg Amsterdam
Dec 12 - Atomic Café Munich
Dec 13 - Knust Hamburg
Dec 14 - Lido Café Berlin
Dec 15 - Luxor Koln

Ben Lee - 2008 Tour Dates
Aug 1 - Corner Hotel Melbourne
Aug 3 - Splendour In the Grass Festival Byron Bay
Aug 26 - Binghamtom University Vestal, New York
Aug 27 - Joe's Pub New York, New York
Aug 30 - University Of Richmond Richmond, Virginia
Sep 26 - Webster University St. Louis, Missouri


Ben Folds - 2008 Tour Dates
Jul 27 - Fuji Rocks Niigata, Tokyo
Sep 6 - Mann Center Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Sep 7 - Schermerhorn Symphony Center Nashville, Tennessee
Oct 3 - Embassy Theatre Ft. Wayne, Indiana
Oct 4 - Kentucky Center Louisville, Kentucky
Oct 8 - Ohio University Athens, Ohio
Nov 21 - Schouwburg The Hague, Holland
Nov 26 - Vicar Street Dublin, Dublin
Nov 27 - Vicar Street Dublin, Dublin
Nov 30 - Shepherds Bush Empire London
Dec 2 - Newcastle Arena Newcastle
Dec 4 - Nottingham Arena Nottingham
Dec 5 - Wembley Arena London
Dec 7 - Manchester Arena Manchester
Dec 8 - Cardiff Arena Cardiff
Dec 10 - Bournemouth Arena Bournemouth
Dec 11 - Brighton Centre Brighton
Dec 13 - Birmingham Arena Birmingham
Dec 14 - Sheffield Arena Sheffield


Ben Sollee - 2008 Tour Dates
Jul 26 - RockyGrass Festival ** Lyons, Colorado
Jul 27 - Calgary Folk Music Festival ** Calgary, Alberta
Jul 28 - The Myrna Loy Center ** Helena, Montana
Jul 29 - Wilma Theatre ** Missoula, Montana
Jul 30 - Sacajawea Center ** Salmon, Idaho
Aug 1 - Kaslo Bay Park-Music Festival ** Kaslo, British Columbia
Aug 3 - Dunegrass ** Empire, Michigan
Aug 8 Grand Targhee Bluegrass Fest ** Alta, Wyoming
Aug 9 - Edmonton Folk Music Festival ** Edmonton, Alberta
Aug 10 - Regina Folk Festival ** Regina, Saskatchewan
Aug 13 - United States Embassy ** Chaoyang District, Beijing
Aug 21 - United States Embassy ** Chaoyang District, Beijing
Aug 23 - SF Music & Arts Festival ** San Francisco, California
Aug 27 - Waterfront Park Louisville, Kentucky
Aug 29 - Moe Down ** Turin, New York
Aug 31 - Hookahville ** Thornville, Ohio
Sep 11 - Memorial Hall (with Sparrow Quartet) Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Sep 13 - Dominican University PAC ** River Forest, Illinois
Sep 14 - Turner Hall Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Sep 15 - Guthrie Theater Proscenium ** Minneapolis, Minnesota
Sep 16 - Barrymore Theatre ** Madison, Wisconsin
Sep 17 - The Music Mill ** Indianapolis, Indiana
Sep 19 - The Ark ** Ann Arbor, Michigan
Sep 20 - Miami of Ohio - Hamilton ** Hamilton, Ohio
Sep 25 - Sunoco Performance Theater Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Sep 27 - Dosey Doe ** The Woodlands, Texas
Sep 28 - Austin City Limits Music Fest Austin, Texas
Oct 1 - Ulster PAC ** Kingston, New York
Oct 2 - Town Crier Cafe ** Pawling, New York
Oct 3 - The First Parish Church ** Cambridge, Massachusetts
Oct 4 - Flynn Theatre ** Burlington, Vermont
Oct 5 - The Community Theatre (w/ The Sparrow Quartet) Moristown, New Jersey
Oct 10 - Portland Art Museum ** Portland, Oregon
Oct 17 - Ferst Center for the Arts ** Atlanta, Georgia
Oct 18 - Plaza Arts Center ** Eatonton, Georgia
Oct 19 - Lake Eden Arts Festival ** Black Mountain, North Carolina

** w/ Sparrow Quartet

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Comments (9)

Ben Kweller makes me want to slap Batman's mama.

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2008 9:48 AM

what about Brian Benben?

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2008 9:57 AM

I've never seen Ben Lee before and I'm hesitant to since I'm afraid I'd constantly wish he was 12 and doing songs from Grandpaw Would. Any thoughts? Is he worth checking out?

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2008 10:25 AM

Ben Lee is fun live. Great mix setlist wise and he sounds good live!

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2008 10:48 AM

Someone posted a comment on the lyrics to Sollee's song about Kanye that kanye has saved Hip hop.... Does that make anyone else want to stab themselves in the nose with a fork?

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2008 10:48 AM

what about brendan benson?

btw those southpaw kweller shows last year were EPIC

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2008 10:54 AM

what about ben thornewill

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2008 11:49 AM

Ben Lee is fantastic. He's funny, personable and it's always a good set. Love him.

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2008 7:53 PM

ben thornewill is a sexy man

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2008 11:05 AM

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