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May 4, 2015


Atlanta hip hop trio Migos were supposed to begin a tour with OG Maco this past weekend, but all dates were postponed. The group issued the following statement:

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we are postponing this tour until July. We want to be at our best and make sure that we give 100 percent during the Yung Rich Nation tour. We would also like to say 'Thank you' to all our fans for their love and support.
The tour would have hit NYC this Thursday (5/7) at Irving Plaza. Refunds are available at point of purchase, and internet and phone orders will automatically be cancelled and refunded. A rescheduled date is TBA.

The tour cancellation follows the news that members were arrested at a Georiga Southern University concert on April 28. A statement given to FADER reads:

On 4/18/15 Georgia Southern University held its annual Spring concert at Hanner Field House on Fair Rd, Statesboro. The featured act, Migos, contracted with Georgia Southern to perform at the venue. Security at the event was provided by officers of the Georgia Southern University Police Department, officers of the Statesboro Police Department, and deputies with the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office. The joint Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team was also present. Prior to the arrival of the group only two arrests had been made for minor misdemeanors.

Upon the arrival of the group and its associates in two vans, members of the Crime Suppression Team detected a very potent smell of marijuana coming from those vehicles. As the Migos went inside Hanner to perform, CST investigators contacted the drivers of both vehicles. Subsequent investigation led to the discovery of marijuana, a separate Schedule II drug, and multiple firearms in the vehicles. These discoveries were intensely concerning as the drugs and firearms had been brought to a university sponsored event where over a thousand students were congregated. All occupants of the two vans were arrested after leaving the stage following the Migos performance, a total of 15 in all. They were transported to the Bulloch County Jail where they await bond review by the District Attorney's Office. The three members of the Migos were charged as follows:

Quavious Marshall (24 yoa, Lawrenceville Ga): Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana (misd), Possession of a Firearm in a School Safety Zone, and Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Crime

Kirschnick Ball (20 yoa, Lawrenceville Ga): Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana (misd), Possession of a Firearm in a School Safety Zone, and Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Crime

Kiari Cephus (23 yoa, Lawrenceville Ga): Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana (misd), Possession of a Firearm in a School Safety Zone, and Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Crime

Stay tuned for any more announcements. All affected dates are listed below...

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Jason Schwartzman and Tunde Adebimpe in '7 Chinese Brothers'

Rooftop Films have announced their initial slate of programming for their 2015 season, providing movies under the stars and live music all summer long. There will be 40 screenings in 19 different venues and it kicks off at the end of May with two events. The opening party happens May 29 at Industry City in Sunset Park with a program of short films including the Kickstarter-funded time travel martial arts action extravaganza Kung Fury, which you should definitely watch the trailer for, below.

Then on May 30 at the Old American Can Factory in Gowanus it's comedy 7 Chinese Brothers (yes, named after the REM song) which stars Jason Schwartzman, Stephen Root and TV on the Radio's Tunde Adebimpe (watch a two clips below). Both screenings will feature free afterparties with beverages provided by New Amsterdam Vodka. Bands have not been announced yet but tickets for both events go on sale Tuesday morning (5/5) at 11 AM.

While the full Rooftops Films schedule has not been announced yet, either, you can check out a list of some of the films that will be showing with descriptions, below.

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photo: Spoon at SXSW 2015 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

As previously mentioned, Spoon and The Antlers are touring together, and hitting NYC on June 16 at Kings Theatre (buy tickets or win them). Now they expanded their tour to include a couple more shows, including a much smaller Brooklyn show happening the next night (6/17) at The Wick. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (5/8) at noon.

Updated dates are listed below...

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by Bill Pearis


You may remember that Half Japanese's Jad Fair made four collaborative albums as part of his Artist in Residence series for Joyful Noise. The album he made with Teenage Fanclub's Norman Blake, titled Yes, will be out May 12. (This is their second collaboration, actually, as Words of Wisdom and Hope came out back in 2002.) The LP offers up a more polished guitar pop setting than Jad Fair is usually involved in, though it's standard fare for Blake. It's a nice combination and you can check out "Two Hearts Together," which makes its premiere in this post, below.

Jad and Norman will be touring the UK and Europe over the next couple of weeks. Make some time for North America soon, ok guys? All dates are listed below...

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Toronto quartet Grounders' will release their self-titled debut album via Nevado next week (5/12). Made with David Newfeld (Broken Social Scene, Holy Fuck), the record takes a traditional '60s pop sensibility and fries it till golden brown, glistening and modern. A stream of the whole album makes its premiere in this post and you can listen below.

Grounders will be on tour soon, with two NYC shows: May 28 at Studio at Webster Hall and May 30 at Palisades. No word on the other acts playing those shows, but tickets for The Studio are on sale now.

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As mentioned, Django Django will be in NYC and LA this summer, including Webster Hall on July 28 with Beat Connection. (Tickets are still available.) Folks in the rest of North American wondering when they're going to announce more dates will be happy to hear that they've added dates while here. Not a lot more, but you can check out all dates which are listed below.

Django Django's new album, Born Under Saturn, is out this week and you can stream it now via iTunes and check out the video for "Beginning to Fade" below...

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Boston ska-core vets The Mighty Mighty Bosstones have a huge hometown show coming up, opening the Fenway Park stop of the Foo Fighters tour (also with Mission of Burma), and they'll go on a headlining tour right before that. Their tour is with support from Dropkick Murphys offshoot Street Dogs (who were also recently announced for Flogging Molly's 2016 cruise) and new-school ska band The Interrupters, whose 2014 debut album was produced by and features Rancid's Tim Armstrong, and also came out on Tim's label Hellcat Records. During that tour, the Bosstones also play the jam-band-oriented Long Island festival Great South Bay with Hot Tuna, Jefferson Starship and more.

The run with Street Dogs and The Interrupters hits NYC on July 15 at Webster Hall. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

The Bosstones also play Punk Rock Bowling this month with Refused, Rancid, The Muffs, Murder City Devils, Discharage, Sick Of It All, and more. All dates are listed below...

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by Andrew Sacher

Screeching Weasel

Punk vets Screeching Weasel are still going with a new lineup after all the non-Ben Weasel members quit, and have signed to Todd Congelliere's Recess Records for their new album, Baby Fat Act 1. The record will be out May 26 (pre-order), and from the sound of first single "Kewpie Doll," their time-tested, post-Ramones style hasn't gone anywhere. Listen below.

Screeching Weasel have also announced a tour with old pals and fellow Ramones devotees The Queers and The Mr. T Experience, which hits NYC on July 25 at Webster Hall. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (5/8) at 10 AM. All dates are listed below.

In related news, Todd Congelliere's band Toys That Kill were announced today for Dillinger Four's July 4th festival with Against Me! and more.

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photo: Ride @ Coachella 2015 (more by Samantha Saturday)

Ride have expanded their 2015 reunion tour, playing shows throughout the summer and fall. That includes two additional NYC shows happening September 21 & 22 at Irving Plaza. Tickets for both shows go on sale Friday (5/8) at 10 AM with a presale starting Wednesday (5/6) at 10 AM (password: SPEAKERS), and a two-day pass option available as well.

Ride will be here in about a month, playing sold-out shows at Music Hall of Williamsburg and Terminal 5. All dates are listed below.

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Sitcky Fingers

Rolling Stones are reissuing their classic 1971 album Sticky Fingers on June 8 worldwide (June 9 in North America). It's coming out, via Universal Music, in a variety of formats including a deluxe double-LP edition that recreates Andy Warhol's original cover design complete with real zipper. There are also Deluxe and Super Deluxe box sets that include: the alternative version of the chart-topping single "Brown Sugar" featuring Eric Clapton; unreleased interpretations of "Bitch," "Can't You Hear Me Knocking" and "Dead Flowers"; an acoustic take on "Wild Horses", and five tracks recorded live at The Roundhouse in 1971 including "Honky Tonk Women" and "Midnight Rambler." We've got the premiere of an extended, alternate version of "Bitch" which was recorded in 1970 at Mick Jagger's country home, Stargroves. It features different horn lines than you may know from the original album version. You can stream that below.

The Super Deluxe edition also has a 120 page book with new liner notes and unseen photographs. It's also got Get Yer Leeds Lungs Out!, a 13-track audio recording of the Stones' gig in Leeds in March 1971, shortly before their "exile" in France began. The set included versions of the then-brand-new "Brown Sugar," "Bitch" and "Dead Flowers."

Pre-orders are available now. You can also get digital versions of the various editions, and if you pre-order the Deluxe edition on iTunes, you get instant downloads of the acoustic version of "Wild Horses." Rundowns of the different new versions of Sticky Fingers are listed below.

Catch the Rolling Stones on tour around North America this summer.

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