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August 28, 2014

Kings of Leon

After cancelling a bunch of dates, including Jones Beach, Kings of Leon have cancelled even more including tonight's show in NJ at PNC Bank Arts Center. They still do plan to play Made In America in Philly over the weekend though. Read their latest message in full, below...

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August 27, 2014

ZZ (more by Greg Cristman)
ZZ

The announcement says:

Jeff Beck and ZZ Top Regrettably announce the suspension of the remaining scheduled double-bill tour dates due to an injury sustained by ZZ Top bassist, Dusty Hill.

Beginning with tonight's show in Clarkston, MI and continuing through to the last show in Thackerville, OK, all dates are now suspended and fans can obtain refunds through point of purchase.

However, Jeff and his band - Jimmy Hall on Vocals, Rhonda Smith on bass, Jonathan Joseph on drums and Nicolas Meier on guitar will move forward with the following three previously scheduled dates, Tyler Bryant will open:

August 29 Seneca Allegany Casino Salamanca, NY
August 30 The Concert Venue @ Harrah's Atlantic City, NJ
August 31 MGM Grand Theater @ Foxwoods Mashantucket, CT

In addition, dates scheduled for West Palm Beach, Tampa, St. Augustine, Atlanta, Thackerville and Houston will potentially be rescheduled. Patrons should hold onto their ticket stubs for a possible future announcement.

"While we are very disappointed to not continue this tour with ZZ Top, our thoughts and best wishes are for Dusty to have a speedy recovery," stated Beck.
CANCELLED DATES, which include Jones Beach, ARE LISTED BELOW....

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The annual CMJ Music Marathon happens from October 21 - 25 at venues all over NYC. We've heard about a few bands who are heading here during that time (Slowdive, The Wytches, The Ocean Blue, Tom Vek and Courtney Barnett to name four) but CMJ threw an announcement party tonight (8/27) at Bowery Electric and the line-up is now out. In addition to those artists, The Kills, Bombay Bicycle Club, Protomartyr, Twin Peaks, White Fence, Shonen Knife OBN IIIs, Ultimate Painting, Yumi Zouma, and many more are amongst the 2014 CMJ performers. Badges are on sale now and the complete initial line-up is listed below...

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By Ian Chainey

Pentagram at The Power of the Riff East, 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
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Pentagram, America's 40-plus-year-old doom institution, are heading back out on the road in October. The enduring dazers, now with guitar wiz Victor Griffin back in the fold, will be supported by Radio Moscow, Bang, and Kings Destroy. The tour will pass through places like Chicago, Cleveland, and Philadelphia, with possibly more dates to be announced in the near future. On November 1, they'll hit NYC's Gramercy Theatre with additional support from Blood Ceremony. Tickets will be surely be posted soon. The full list of dates appears below.

Fronted by the indefatigable and gonzo Bobby Liebling, star of the Last Days Here documentary, Pentagram have found themselves as elder statesmen in the American metal scene. Their last album, Last Rites, was released in 2011. As for their tourmates, hard-rockers Bang -- best known to relic collectors for their '71 self-titled album -- reformed this year to play a few US dates. Psych rockers Radio Moscow released their fourth album, Magical Dirt, back in June. Brooklyn stoner metallers Kings Destroy have found themselves on a number of bills, including earlier this month with Blackfinger and the upcoming Black Cobra and Lo-Pan show at Saint Vitus on September 18. And Canadian occult doomers Blood Ceremony cut the single Let It Come Down / Loving You in April.

All of the dates along with streams from the bands and the trailer for the Last Days Here documentary appear below.

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As mentioned, Cass McCombs is hitting the road with veteran cowpunks Meat Puppets for a co-headlining tour that includes two nights at Rough Trade around Halloween (October 31 & November 1) (tickets). For the occasion, Cass and the Meat Puppets are releasing a split single. Cass' side features two new originals, and the Meat Puppets cover The Everly Brothers' "Cathy's Clown" and Texas Tornados' "Hey Baby (Que Paso)" on the flip. The latter's Kirk Kirkwood did the cover art (above) and you can stream a song from each side below.

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Seu Jorge at Terminal 5 in 2010 (more by kolored)
Seu Jorge

It's been a little while, but Brazilian singer-songwriter Seu Jorge is heading back to New York for an eight-night, 16-show run at Blue Note on November 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 18 & 19 (topping his measly six-night run last year). Jorge is best known here in America for acting in City of God and The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (which he scored using only acoustic, Portuguese David Bowie covers). With two shows each night (8 PM & 10:30 PM), this run provides a great opportunity to catch the artist in a very intimate setting. You can make reservations for a table now (bar seats are no reservation, day-of seating).

Check out a video of his cover of Bowie's "Changes" below...

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Sam Amidon at SXSW 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)
Sam Amidon

Sam Amidon is releasing a new album of re-imagined folk songs, Lily-O, on September 30 via Nonesuch. The album features jazz guitarist Bill Frisell, as well as past Sam Amidon collaborators Shahzad Ismaily (bass) and Chris Vatalaro (drums). You can check out "Walkin' Boss" from the new LP, below.

Sam also has some dates coming up, including a previously discussed appearance at "Nonesuch Records at BAM" on September 20, along with Kronos Quartet, Natalie Merchant, Rhiannon Giddens and Olivia Chaney. Tickets for that show are still available.

All dates are listed, with the new song, below...

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by Ian Chainey

Raven
Raven

Forty years into their career, NWOBHM institution Raven will be touring this fall. The "North American Extermination Tour 2014" will pair the athletic trio with the ripping Night Demon and will roll through locations like Los Angeles, Austin, and Chicago. The two will hit NYC's Saint Vitus on November 21. Ticket information will be announced soon. All dates are listed below.

In addition, Raven will also be accompanying Accept on select dates for the latter's US warm-up run in September. Both groups are still slated to drop into NYC's Gramercy Theater on September 15. Accept's new album, Blind Rage, was released in the States on August 19.

So, with a tour happening does that mean new Raven material might be on the way? According to the band's Facebook page, yep:

been slaving over the 16 track machine refining the new songs - this album is gonna be far beyond where we thought it would be...can't wait to get this material down with the lads!!!
Their last album, Walk Through Fire, was released in 2009, though the band is probably best known for their early '80s run of Rock Until You Drop (1981), Wiped Out (1982), and All for One (1983). They released the career-spanning Rock Until You Drop - A Long Day's Journey DVD in 2013.

All of the dates are listed, along with classic live video from Raven and Night Demon's 2013 EP, below.

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by Andrew Sacher

Honey at The Studio at Webster Hall in July (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Honey

Brooklyn's Honey are a new-ish band (with ex-members of Psychic Ills, Amen Dunes and Stupid Party) that have been playing around their hometown a good deal lately. You may have caught them recently with Destruction Unit, Crystal Stilts or The Men. They take the swirling riffs and wah-pedal freakouts of late '60s psychedelic rock, and inject it with garage punk energy that has made their shows something you can zone out to but also something you can bang your head to. They recently mentioned on their website that a debut album is on the way, and you can get a taste of that now from the single "Born." Listen below.

Honey's next show is opening the final free Summer Thunder show of the summer in Union Pool's backyard this Saturday (8/30) afternoon (2 PM start). It's headlined by J Mascis' psychedelic blues jam group Heavy Blanket, which should be a great fit. Hopefully this goes better than last year's Heavy Blanket show at Summer Thunder.

Flyer for Saturday's show and song stream below...

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Lavell Crawford

You might know him best as everyone's favorite Breaking Bad character Huell, but Lavell Crawford is also a stand up comedian. This year he has live dates coming up in Knoxville, Washington DC, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Dallas, NYC and NJ. The SIX NYC shows are this October at comedy club Caroline's on Broadway (tickets). The NJ show was just announced at Wellmont Theater in Montclair on December 5. Tickets for the NJ show are available now for $30 VIA GROUPON. Friday they go up to at least $50 when they go on sale via Live Nation.

Breaking Bad just took home a whole bunch of Emmys for its final season which seems like it happened so long ago...

As "True Detective's" cosmically attuned sleuth Rust Cohle put it: "Someone once told me time is a flat circle. Everything we've ever done or will do, we're gonna do over and over and over again."
[Washington Post]
Breaking Bad spinoff, Better Call Saul, which is based on Bob Odenkirk's Saul Goodman character (Huell's boss), will premiere on AMC in February 2015. Meanwhile they've released a few very short teasers which you can watch below...

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