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February 11, 2016

Daniel Miller

Mute Records founder (and the man behind Silicon Teens and The Normal), Daniel Miller, is heading back to the U.S. for a few DJ dates. Folks in NYC can catch him at Output's Panther Room on March 4. Making the Output show extra special: legendary NYC producer/DJ Arthur Baker will also be spinning, as will Nikola Baytala. Tickets are on sale now.

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Robyn at the merch table after Port Washington show (more by Greg Cristman)
Robyn Hitchcock

Robyn Hitchcock has expanded his North American tour with Emma Swift, and new dates include a stop at Brooklyn's Grand Victory on April 2. That is a very small room! Tickets go on sale Monday (2/15) at noon.

Updated dates are listed below.

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by Bill Pearis

Pet Sun

Canadian garage rock quartet Pet Sun formed in 2013 and have been hitting regularly with a steady stream of singles and EPs ever since, and have shared the stage with The Black Lips, Together Pangea, King Khan and BBQ Show, and The Wytches. The band are finally set to release their self-titled debut album on March 11 via The Hand Recordings. We've got the premiere of its super-catchy single "Web of Man." Check it out, along with album tracklist, below.

Pet Sun will be heading on an East Coast tour soon. No NYC shows at the moment but all dates are listed below.

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MSMR

Concert subscription service Jukely has launched a new "interactive music event series" they're calling Jukely Sound Projects. The next in the series happens February 27 at Brooklyn location TBA with MS MR, YACHT and San Fermin. Unlike those Courtney Barnett and Hot Chip shows, tickets for this are on sale to the general public, but the show is free for Jukely subscribers. Flyer for the show is below.

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by Bill Pearis

Julia Holter

Julia Holter has shared the video for "Everytime Boots," from last year's terrific Have You In My Wilderness. The video was directed by Ramona Gonzalez (aka Nite Jewel) who also stars in it as well, playing an enigmatic girl following a cowboy (Rene Solomon) following another cowboy (Julia Holter). Follow that? It's all rather whimsical and you can watch it below.

Holter's tour starts soon, kicking off with a sold-out show at NYC's Bowery Ballroom on February 23 with Mary Lattimore. Updated tour dates are listed below.

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Woodstock

Original Woodstock architect Michael Lang has plans to put on a 50th anniversary festival, presumably in 2019. According to the Poughkeepsie Journal:

Lang told the Journal that discussions are under way with potential partners and different locations are being explored. An overseas event, in addition to one being planned for the U.S., is possible. Details on potential locations and possible performers were not available.

Lang said he foresees an annual festival, staged with the Woodstock name, continuing on beyond the 50th anniversary.

Lang previously tried to get a 40th Anniversary Woodstock show to happen in Prospect Park back in 2009, but he was ultimately unsuccessful. Hopefully this one will pan out.

Watch Jimi Hendrix play "Purple Haze" at Woodstock below...

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The Dicks From Texas

Austin, Texas hardcore punk legends The Dicks were around in the early/mid '80s with releases on SST and Alternative Tentacles, and they've been reunited since 2004. This week (Friday, 2/12), a new documentary about them called The Dicks From Texas will hit the streets.

Before it's out, we're premiering a clip from the film that includes Henry Rollins and Ian MacKaye giving the band high praise and a short live clip. Henry talks about their Live at Raul's Club split with The Big Boys getting heavy rotation at the SST offices, and Ian discusses a show Minor Threat played with The Dicks opening.

Watch the clip, and the trailer and intro, below...

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by Bill Pearis

Grant-Lee Phillips

News of casting for Netflix's Gilmore Girls revival have been flying as the show's dialogue ever since the official announcement came two weeks ago. Most pertinent to this blog is Grant-Lee Phillips will return as the town troubadour (who was last seen leaving Stars Hollow to tour with Neil Young at the end of Season 6). He talked with Salon about the show's impact:

When I first started appearing on that show, I couldn't really get a sense of how it would impact my notoriety, my profile. But what I have experienced is there's a younger crowd especially--and this exists all over the world where I tour--they have discovered me through the "Gilmore Girls." They show up to my gig in Hamburg with their "Gilmore" DVDs. I think it's quite amazing. I don't know how else they would have discovered me otherwise, because this particular generation would've been too young to have seen the videos on MTV or heard the band on the radio. I mean, they might hear me on the radio now, but I feel like my career kind of exists despite the state of radio. It's not really what it's all about for me, these days. I'm very grateful for "Gilmore Girls," and the fact it's turned on a whole new generation to my stuff.
Watch a compilation of Grant-Lee Phillips' appearances on Gilmore Girls, below.

Meanwhile, Phillips, who just played NYC last weekend, has a new album, The Narrows, which will be out March 18 via Yep-Roc. Recorded at Dan Auerbach's Easy Eye Studio in Nashville, this is the first album Phillips has made since moving from his native Los Angeles to Music City in 2013. Check out "Cry Cry" from the album, and peruse a list of his tour dates, below.

The other major music player on Gilmore Girls was Sebastian Bach who played Gil, a member of local band Hep Alien, for the show's last four seasons. There's been no word on whether he'll return, but when asked on Twitter he replied "You're right. It would just be #moreGirls without Gil." We shall see.

Meanwhile, just about every character is set to return, including all three of Rory's major love interests (Jared "Dean" Padalecki, Milo "Jess" Ventimiglia, and Matt "Logan" Czurchy), Paris (Liz Wiel), Doyle (Danny Strong), Rory's dad Christopher (David Suttcliffe), and Dragonfly Inn concierge Michel (Yanic Truesdale). The biggest question-mark remains Melissa McCarthy, who played chef Sookie, and whose career has blown up considerably since Gilmore Girls went off the air. It's also been announced that Sutton Foster, who starred on Gilmore Girls' creator Amy Sherman-Palladino's very Gilmore-esque Bunheads (and is now the star of Younger), will be on the new Gilmore Girls as well.

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by Andrew Sacher

Somos

Somos already revealed two songs off their new album First Day Back, which is due out next week (2/19) via Hopeless (pre-order), and we've got the premiere of a third. Like the first two, "Reminded/Weighed Down" is more proof that this album is gonna top everything they've done. It's a very dynamic song, going from delicate verses to a chorus that veers into "epic" territory, with lots of subtle changes in between. It's got welcome remnants of radio rock (ca. '97 - '03) but there's a modern twist here for sure. Check it out below.

The band's tour with Petal and The Superweaks hits NYC on March 5 at The Studio at Webster Hall with local support from Adult Mom. Tickets for that show are still available. All dates are listed below.

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photo: Royal Thunder at MHOW in 2012 (more by Dana (Distortion) Yavin)
Royal Thunder

Atlanta heavy rockers Royal Thunder are touring with The Sword in March and April. While they won't be on The Sword's NYC show at Brooklyn Bowl on May 17, they'll be playing a headlining show in NYC at Saint Vitus on April 16. Tickets for that are on sale now.

Royal Thunder released their latest LP Crooked Doors back in 2015. Stream that, and check out all tour dates, below...

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