Entries tagged with: Nels Cline

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Retribution Gospel Choir @ Schubas in May (more by Grant MacAllister)

Retribution Gospel Choir, the side project of Low members Alan Sparhawk and Steve Garrington, are gearing up for the release of their third full length album, called 3... of course, due out on January 22 via Chaperone Records. A self-induced Q&A with Mr. Sparhawk explains things pretty well:

Q: How do you follow-up a four-song 7"?
A: With a two-song full-length.

One song per side, this radio-format-challenged record will come out January 22, 2013 on Chaperone Records. Side A "Can't Walk Out" is the crown jewel of recent RGC live shows with it's repetitive, building, almost free, freakout - so far, probably the most accurate recording of what the band brings to the stage. Side B "Seven" sees the more sprawling side of the band - haunting, epic, and enhanced throughout by guest guitarist Nels Cline. These songs were tracked live, playing together in the same room, one take each.

A friend of mine used to play Frank Zappa's "Uncle Meat" at 16 rpm all the time. How do you recover from that?

You don't.

stay warm - Alan Sparhawk

Retribution Gospel Choir will be touring the US in support of 3 this winter. That tour includes a February 9 performance at Schubas - where they played when they were last in town. Tickets go on sale TODAY at noon CST. All RGC tour dates are listed below.

In related news, Low are also releasing a new album in 2013. The Jeff Tweedy-produced LP will be arriving on March 19, and marks Low's 20th anniversary as an outfit. You can check out a trailer for that album at the bottom of this post.

All RGC tour dates and a trailer for Low's 10th LP are below...

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Wilco have a new (unofficial) video for The Whole Love's title track, directed by frontman Jeff Tweedy's eldest son Spencer. Starring his younger brother Joey and a friend, the duo do things like slide across hardwood floor in their socks, visit the playground, and dress up as cowboys. Check out the clip below.

In related news, Wilco band member Nels Cline performs as part of the Winter Jazz Fest at NYC's Le Poisson Rouge tonight (1/6).

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Tinariwen @ Highline Ballroom in 2010 (more by Benjamin Lozovsky)

As previously announced, Tinariwen are set to unveil their new LP Tassili on August 30th via Anti- Records. This morning we posted an updated list of fall tour dates, which includes a November 25th performance at Metro with Sophie Hunger. Tickets go on sale this Saturday (8/27), at noon CST.

You can visit NPR to stream Tassili in its entirety, up until it hits stores. The album features artistic contributions from Nels Cline, TV on the Radio, and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band.