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Blur are set to appear in an exclusive NME feature piece to talk about their future. Speculations are that they're going to make a new album with producer William Orbit.Blur are also playing Hyde Park, Way Out West, Smukkeste, and probably other European festivals this year. Stay tuned for more dates (thanks Hiro).
The news about Blur headlining the London Olympics 2012 Closing ceremony concert came on midnight yesterday, just a day before the Brit Awards at 8:00pm tonight at the O2 Arena....
...Speculations for the NME announcement tomorrow is best summed up by dannn, a forum member, who said:
My take on recent developments:
• Blur are active again and that's what we have been craving for years.
• The new song sounds really good and a studio version may not be a piano based ballad and could well be in the same vein as For Tomorrow.
• The gig is a unique opportunity for the band to be part of history. I am sure if it wasn't for the Olympics they wouldn't be going anywhere near Hyde Park.
• Expect some intimate warm up gigs.
• The intention at the Brits (and the Olympics gig) could be to put a line in the sand and celebrate the band's past, whilst looking towards the future as Blur Mark II. I think the band have the desire to continue and produce new music, but I guess we'll find out tonight / tomorrow.
We couldn't agree more - with William Orbit on board, what else can happen? Here's our best guess -
- Under the Westway is the Record Day promo
- They're back "in full" as the article says
- Playing Olympics with some intimate warm up gigs
- Then possibly an album towards December with Orbit
Last night was the Brits (the UK version of the Grammys), and though the winners weren't that exciting (Adele, Lana Del Rey, Foo Fighters, Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars), Blur did perform. Videos of their performance, video of Graham & Damon Albart playing a new song two nights earlier, with the full list of Brits winners and some Graham Coxon dates, below...
Philip Glass @ Tibet House Benefit 2009 (more by Tim Griffin)
today in NYC
* Whiplash @ UCB
* Llama @ Barbes
* DJ Sultan @ Barbes
* Brain Cloud @ Barbes
* Hot Tub @ Littlefield
* Melissa Ferrick @ City Winery
* Doe Paoro, Tezeo, N/A, Wyndham Baird @ Glasslands
* Father Figures, Relatives, Pegasus Warning @ Zebulon
* The Woes, The Dough Rollers, Ghost Pal @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Reverend Vince Anderson & His Love Choir @ Union Pool
* Thieving Irons, Kelli Scarr, First Nature @ The Rock Shop
* Andrea Parkins, Hans Tammen, Didier Petit, Edward Perraud @ Roulette
* McKenzie Eddy, Ski Beatz, Sean O'Connell, DD172, Da$h @ Mercury Lounge
* Bruce Levingston, Lisa Bielawa, Brooklyn Rider (music of Lisa Bielawa, Christopher Tignor, John Corigliano, Augusta Gross, and William Bolcom) @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Tibet House Benefit Concert w/ Philip Glass, James Blake, Dechen Shak-Dagsay, Laurie Anderson, Das Racist, Tim Fain, Lou Reed, Rahzel, Antony Hegarty, Stephin Merritt @ Carnegie Hall
* Tony Scherr Trio with Anton Fier and Rob Jost, Jim Campilongo & special guest @ Living Room
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Adele won 6 Grammys and was the subject of a Target commercial that features a girl from PS22 in Staten Island. Watch Adele's Grammy performance, her first since throat surgery, below...
As seen over 1,000,000 times on YouTube, and now in Target commercial that aired during the Grammys (!), Denise from Staten Island's great PS 22 Chorus can belt out some Adele. Check out the ad, and the original cover video that helped make her famous, below...
Justin Vernon & My Morning Jacket before the Grammys (by dariusjagjag)
Someone from Jagjaguwar tweeted the above picture not long before Justin Vernon shouted out "Jagjaguwar" to end his acceptance speech at the Grammys pre-show this evening (2/12).
Bon Iver won "Best Alternative Music Album", beating out Radiohead, My Morning Jacket, Foster the People & Death Cab Cab For Cutie. Other pre-telecast winners include Adele, Foo Fighters (who beat Mastodon, The Decemberists and TV on the Radio), Skrillex (who won three already and beat Cut Copy, Robyn, Deadmau5 and others), Kanye West (who also won three already), The Civil Wars (who won two already and beat Fleet Foxes), Levon Helm, Alison Krauss, Tinariwen, Louis CK, Cee-Lo, and Booker T Jones who won "Best Pop Instrumental Album" for the 2nd time, and nervously thanked Biz Markie, Questlove, Gabriel Roth (of Daptone Records), Matt Berninger (of the National), and Lou Reed.
Arcade Fire also won another Grammy already (for Best Recording Package).
And that was just all the stuff they don't show on TV. The regular show with all the big awards (and possibly more for Bon Iver) starts at 8pm EST, Whitney Houston tribute included.
* Jack Black makes "indie cred" joke that includes "Bon Iver" while introducing Foo Fighters
* Denise from PS22 in Adele commercial
Mission of Burma at Beekman Beer Garden in 2011 (more by Chris La Putt)
today in NYC
* Peter B @ The Stone
* MV Carbon @ The Stone
* Willie Nile @ Joe's Pub
* Daniel Kitson @ UCB East
* Daniel Kitson @ St. Ann's Warehouse
* Storm Large @ Le Poisson Rouge
* The Nuclears @ Tammany Hall
* Bridge Under Fire @ The Acheron
* Richard Buckner @ Symphony Space
* Endless Boogie, TV Baby @ Union Pool
* Jeff Mangum @ Brooklyn Academy of Music
* Howler, Grooms, Clouder @ Death By Audio
* Steel Phantoms, Slowdance @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Jacques Renault, Lee Douglas @ Kinfolk Studios
* The Nowadays, YMS, Level Two @ Cameo Gallery
* Hopewell, Woodsman, The Zabalas @ Shea Stadium
* Anthony Green, The Dear Hunter @ Bowery Ballroom
* Cults, Delicate Steve, Dirty Fences @ Webster Hall
* Weekend Nachos, Homewrecker, Emetic @ ABC No Rio
* Justin Miller (DJ), Prince Language (DJ) @ SOHO Grand
* Grand Rapids, Pre War, Plates of Cake, Hunny @ Cake Shop
* Jonathan Wilson, Christopher Paul Stelling @ Mercury Lounge
* Born Loose, The Threads, Bikini Carwash @ The Grand Victory
* Zerobridge, A Locomotive, Low Roar, Flight Feathers @ Pianos
* Milkman, DJ Jamieson Hill, Maz @ The Studio at Webster Hall
* Noxious Foxes, Cesspool, Hannis Brown, The Dads @ Legion Bar
* He's My Brother She's My Sister, Henry Wolfe @ Mercury Lounge
* Califone, Howard Fishman(NY Guitar Fest) @ Merkin Concert Hall
* Bridge Under Fire, The Maybes, Pajama People, Steer @ Spike Hill
* LaChanze (American Songbook series) @ Lincoln Center's Allen Room
* Buried Beds, The Building, Those Lavender Whales @ The Rock Shop
* Jon Friedman, Ted Leo, The Rejection Show House Band @ Littlefield
* Mission of Burma, EULA, The Static Jacks @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Sleepyhead, Kuhn, The Range, Looney, DJ knomad @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Amanda Jo Williams, This Frontier Needs Heroes, Hey Anna @ Union Hall
* Will S. Cameron/Kevin Shea/Daniel Carter Trio, Future Shuttle @ Zebulon
* Boy Without God, Brook Pridemore, The Due Diligence @ Big Snow Buffalo Lodge
* The Disappointment, Silas Fermony, The Gypsy West, Matt Reich @ Bowery Electric
* Fujiya & Miyagi, Zambri, Rarechild, The Golden Filter (DJ set) @ Glasslands
* Chris Keating of Yeasayer (DJ Set), Violens, and Headless Horseman @ Public Assembly
* Midnight Magic, The Suzan, Nick Catchdubs, Nick Hook, Punches, Jason Eldredge @ Santos Party House
* Les Racquet, Vanessa Bley, Chicks Throwing Bricks, Craig Greenberg Band, Happy Ending @ Knitting Factory
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Zapatou (Luc Bergeron) made a video using 71 different YouTube videos of people around the world covering Adele's "Rolling in the Deep." Check that out below.
The Village Voice has changed in 39 years, but Pazz & Jop, their annual music critic survey still remains. Each year, just when you forgot that it was still possible to look at another "Best of the year" list, the Voice comes along and prints their Pazz & Jop issue and we get excited about albums that came out the previous year again, or we at least start debating them again. This year's big winners are tUnE-yArDs (best album, 12th best single) and Adele (best single, 8th best single, 6th best album). Look at it all at the Voice's site.
Our own list, if you missed it, is HERE.
We already posted Pitchfork's and SPIN's, so... here's Rolling Stone's top 50 albums of 2011. It's got tons of big sellers and major label players taking high spots like Adele, Jay-Z and Kanye West, Paul Simon, and Lady Gaga, but then something unexpected like tUnE-yArDs places at #13. There are also some odd inclusions like Wavves' Life Sux EP and then some albums you could only find on a Rolling Stone list like SuperHeavy (the supergroup featuring Mick Jagger, Joss Stone, Damian Marley, and others). They also give shots to Little Dragon, Josh T Pearson, Das Racist, Wild Flag, and many more. Check out the full list below...
Mastodon fans (more by Greg Cristman)
Bon Iver was nominated for four high profile Grammys (though not "Album of the Year" which is what Arcade Fire won). Adele & Katy Perry nominated for a zillion, and other nominees include The Black Keys, Foster the Peepee, Cee Lo, Duck Sauce, Robyn, Cut Copy, Skrillex, Deadmau5, Coldplay, Radiohead, Mumford & Son, Mastodon, Wilco, Death Cab For Cutie, My Morning Jacket, Jay-Z, Kanye West, The Civil Wars, Emmylou Harris, Levon Helm, Fleet Foxes, Gillian Welch, Steve Earle, Patton Oswalt, Louis CK, Weird Al, Danger Mouse, Memory Tapes, TV On the Radio, A Tribe Called Quest, etc...
"This is what happens if you cross the insufferably cute Zooey Deschannel with the Natalie Portman of Black Swan," I wrote in my original review. But that sounds way more interesting than the actuality of this bad modern Disney soundtrack.That was in reference to St. Vincent's new one. Jim's complete list of what he believes are the top 10 turkeys released in 2011, below...
Adele @ Joe's Pub in 2008 (more by Bao Nguyen)
Adele's reps say:
Adele has been forced to cancel her upcoming 10 city sold-out tour of the U.S. due to a haemorrhage into her vocal chord. Vocal chord issues forced the British singer to postpone dates earlier this year as well. Adele has just wrapped up touring around the UK and was preparing to kick off her US tour on October 7 in Atlantic City, NJ when her illness reappeared (see below for full list of cancelled US tour dates). Renowned for her powerful live vocal performances, Adele has been advised by doctors that she'll need an extended rest period in order to begin to recuperate properly. Further details to follow regarding these cancelled dates. Refunds may be obtained at point of purchase.You can read a more personal letter along with a list of the cancelled dates and Adele's new video for "Someone Like You", below...
A letter from XL...
We work with some amazing artists, and we appreciate the support you show them. To celebrate their work, and say thank you to you, we've made a limited edition, double 12" vinyl sampler. It features a track from each of the artists we've worked with this year. It won't be available to buy anywhere.P.S. don't forget Radiohead play SNL on 9/24.
We would like to give you a copy of the XL Recordings Sampler 2011. If you'd like a copy of the sampler, email your postal address to XL11@xlrecordings.com and we'll send you one, wherever you are in the world. We have 1000 copies to give away. First come, first served.
XL Recordings Sampler 2011 tracklist:
A1 Adele- He Won't Go.
A2 Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xx - I'll Take Care Of You
B1 Radiohead - Supercollider
C1 Tyler, The Creator - Yonkers
C2 Friendly Fires - Show Me Lights
D1 The Horrors - Still Life
D2 Jai Paul - BTSTU (Edit)
The bookies were right. Guardian posted the following this morning:
The favourite for tonight's Mercury prize among bookmakers remains PJ Harvey, with Ladbrokes and Paddy Power offering odds of 5/4, William Hill 6/5 and Bet 365 an impressive 9/5 that the Dorset-born singer will take home the award for her album Let England Shake. According to the bookies, Harvey's main competition comes from self-titled albums by Anna Calvi and James Blake, with some shops also backing Adele's 21.Congrats to PJ Harvey. Maybe next time James.
Ladbrokes gives Calvi, Adele and Blake 4/1, 5/1 and 7/1 odds, respectively; William Hill offers 7/1, 6/1 and 5/1; and Paddy Power puts them at 6/1, 6/1 and 13/2. Although a couple of outfits are giving similar odds to Metronomy's The English Riviera, others have relegated them to the second tier of nominees, which includes Ghostpoet, King Creosote and Katy B.
photos by Jim Brueckner
You've seen the uplifting YouTube videos of the school children from Staten Island, but to witness their contagious innocent joy in-person is even more of a must. It's almost as if each popular number that they cover, they are canonizing by allowing the listeners to hear the songs through the ears of a child. Their version of Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" was a true goosebump moment. [Metro]Staten Island's PS22 Chorus, who are known to cover bands like MGMT Ariel Pink, and Freelance Whales (who also played the festival), played day 1 (7/30) of the Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island this past weekend. . They covered songs by Adele, Lykke Li, John Lennon, Austra and others.
Pictures and videos from their set at Newport below...
The shortlist has been revealed for the 2011 Mercury Prize. The list includes some major albums like James Blake's incredibly striking self titled debut, PJ Harvey's massive comeback Let England Shake, and Adele's 21, in addition to some other interesting choices like Anna Calvi's self titled debut and King Creosote & Jon Hopkins collaborative album Diamond Mine.
Katy B, who paid a brief visit to the US in June, is also nominated.
King Creosote & Jon Hopkins were just in NYC for two shows, including Thursday (7/14) at Mercury Lounge and Sunday (7/17) at The Rock Shop. The shows were part of a short tour which ends this week. They also play some shows together in August and September.
It's also interesting to note the absence of Radiohead on this list. The King of Limbs is the first of the band's album not to be nominated since Amnesiac's nomination in 2001 (though they've never actually won).
Check out the full list below...
Adele at P.C. Richard & Son Theater in February (more by Andrew St. Clair)
Earlier this month, Adele was forced to cancel part of her tour due to illness. The canceled dates have now been rescheduled, and some new ones have been added too. The dates are booked in August and October. The newly added dates include one on October 7 at Borgata Spa & Resport in Atlantic City, NJ. Tickets will be made available at Adele's site on July 20 at 10 AM and will be available to the public July 22 at 10 AM.
All tour dates below...
Adele at PC Richards Theater (more by Andrew St. Clair)
Adele released her new LP 21 this week, and has added more dates to her North American tour to go with it. Tickets to her show at Beacon Theater went lickety-split back when they went on sale, so luckily she has added another NYC show happening at United Palace on May 21st. Tickets go on sale 2/26 at noon.
All tour dates, and a series of videos that Adele put out leading up to the release of "21", below...
photos by Andrew St. Clair
"Adele at PC Richards theater. So amazing live." - EpicJackson
"Adele rings my bell! Saw her iheartradio promo event at PC Richards theater. She's amazing live! I'll b humming Someone Like You all nite!" - byoshikami
Adele played PC Richards Theater on 2/11, an invite/contest-winner-only show and a prelude to her May 19th show at Beacon Theater which is now sold out much to the chagrin of Adele message board folk who are decreeing a mini LCD Soundsystem level ticketing fiasco. No word on if additional shows will be added to Beacon or any other venue (but May 20, 21, 22 are all seemingly open on her tour schedule), but we'll keep you posted. Adele's new LP 21 is due on 2/22.
Check out more pictures from PC Richards Theater, including one of the setlist, and all tour dates below...
Tickets are still on sale for the Levon Helm Band and Hayes Carll show happening at the Wellmont tonight (2/11). Tickets are also on sale for the show Hayes Carll is playing with Jason Isbell at Bowery Ballroom, and you can still get tix for the show Hayes is playing at Housing Works on Tuesday too.
UK songstress Adele's last NYC appearance was in the cavernous halls of Roseland, but now as we wait for the release of her new-and-forthcoming LP 21 (due 2/22), Adele has announced her return to the US, and this time with much nicer choices of NYC venues.
First you have a chance to catch her for FREE while there are still mountains of snow and trash on the sidewalks. Adele will play a semi-private event on Friday (2/11) at 7PM at the P.C. Richard & Son Theater in Manhattan. The show is advertised as "invite only" though iheartradio.com is giving away tickets and so are we. We have five free pairs of tickets courtesy of iheartradio.com. Details on how to win are below.
If you don't make it to that show, Adele will be back in May and June for a proper tour that includes an appearance at NYC's Beacon Theater on May 19th. Tickets go on sale Friday, 2/11 at 10AM, but will go on fan-presale for that and other dates via her website at noon on 2/9. All dates and contest details below...
Beast @ CMJ 2009 (more by Chris La Putt)
Lady Gaga was nominated five times. Considering her rocket to fame over the last year, many were expecting more for her. But at least the contests are going to be really interesting: Beyoncé, [Taylor] Swift and Lady Gaga are going head to head in three of the most important categories: album, record and song of the year. Will one of them sweep, or will the lady vote be split?Neko Case, Imogen Heap, Phoenix, Silversun Pickups, David Byrne, Wilco, Death Cab for Cutie, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs are some of the other familiar names in the list of Grammy nominees this year. As Ben Sisario in the NY Times alludes, the nominations are a complete joke and predictable... but fun to look at anyway. Nobody expects Animal Collective to get picked, despite their soon-to-be status of being one of the highly rated artists of the year (and decade maybe).
One of the usual complaints about the Grammys is that it over-rewards older, established, familiar acts at the expense of newer, fresher ones. MGMT, the Brooklyn synth-rock duo, was nominated for best new artist, a big coup although not unexpected. But some of the shoulda-been names that have been circulated and Tweeted: Grizzly Bear, another acclaimed Brooklyn group; Regina Spektor, a young New York songwriter who started in the underground and has found some mainstream popularity; Diane Birch, a young soul-style singer, just the revivalist type the Grammys usually adore; and the Decemberists, an alt-folk-rock band from Portland, Ore., that released an ambitious concept album this year. [NY Times]
One surprise (for me anyway) came this year in the video category. Montreal's Beast were nominated for "Mr. Hurricane". That video with a list of some of the other nominees, below...
Pavement - 2010 Tour DatesTickets for the Friday show are on sale (password - ZOWEE).
Tue, 9/21 @ Central Park Summerstage, NYC
Wed, 9/22 @ Central Park Summerstage, NYC
Thu, 9/23 @ Central Park Summerstage, NYC
Fri, 9/24 @ Central Park Summerstage, NYC
The National @ Dark Was the Night (more by Natasha Ryan)
"Attention Late Night with Jimmy Fallon fans: our "Band Bench" Sweepstakes is your chance to get close to your favorite band when they perform on the show!This week's guests are Adele, Sharon Jones, The National, Ben Harper, and Soulja Boy. Have you ever sat on the band bench?
What is a "Band Bench" you ask? The Band Benches are a special audience seating area set aside for HUGE fans of musical guests appearing on the show. Fans sitting on the Band Benches will be given the exclusive chance to come down to the studio floor and surround the musical guest during their performance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon!
To enter the "Band Bench" Sweepstakes, fill out the form...
Video of Yeah Yeah Yeahs on Fallon, below...
McCarren Pool - Summer 2008 (more by Ryan Muir)
The much-delayed new Topshop store opens in NYC on Broome and Broadway on April 2nd (remember all that advertising at McCarren Pool last summer?). What does this have to do with music (besides the fact that people will probably start adding this place to the list that already includes H&M and American Apparel when they say where 'hipsters' shop)? Well, as previously posted, celebrity-musician deejays (The Rapture, Late of the Pier, James Murphy, etc), in conjunction with East Village Radio, will be playing music in the store all week while people shop (full list here).
And as also previously posted, Santigold and Mark Ronson will be performing, BUT not in the store. There are two nights of Sir Philip Greene-hosted, invite-only parties going on at Balthazar. Tonight, March 31st features Mark Ronson backed by the Dap Kings, and performances by Amazing Baby, Jimmy Fallon, Santogold/Spankrock, Nicolai from The Strokes, Alex Greenwald from Phantom Planet and Daniel Meriweather.
April 1st has Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings and "a special guest we cant announce, big voice". Maybe it's Lady Gaga, who was originally mentioned, and who plays two shows at Terminal 5 on May 2nd (after the ones that were supposed to be TONIGHT were postponed) (though I don't know about the "big voice" part).
Then on Thursday, April 2nd, TopShop is having a third party. This time at the Box, and hosted by Sir Philip Greene and Kate Moss (who has a line of clothes in the store), with performances by Adele and La Roux, and DJ sets from The Misshapes and James Murphy.
Paul Weller and Adele @ the Brits
Success in the Brits - 18th Feb 2009That message was posted in the news section of Paul Weller's official website. Other 2009 Brit Award winners were Duffy, Kings of Leon, Katy Perry, Iron Maiden (for best live act), Elbow, Florence and the Machine, Kanye West, and Girls Aloud. Pet Shop Boys were also honored at the event.
As you probably know by now, PW was successful in tonight's Brit Awards winning Best Male Solo Artist. OK so he wasn't there to collect it in person but we did get a video with Adele passing the award over.
What can you say? Well deserved for a top year.
Well done feller.
As previously announced, PW will be visiting the United States to play Coachella on April 19th. Add to that trip a pre-Coachella San Francisco show, and an April 24th show at Nokia Theatre in NYC. Tickets for the latter go on sale Friday at noon. All known dates below...
TMZ can confirm that Chris Brown just entered an LAPD station, where he turned himself in to police.Radiohead did show up the Grammys, as did an even MORE pregnant M.I.A.. Robert Plant and Alison Krauss took best album (for an album that came out on indie label Rounder Records). Video of Radiohead and M.I.A.'s performances, and a list of all winners (including Daft Punk) below...
Chris is being investigated by the LAPD for an alleged domestic violence felony battery that occurred early this morning near Hancock Park in L.A. Police officials said earlier today they may arrest Brown when they found him. Well, now they know where he is.
According to the female victim -- who cops refuse to identify -- she and Chris got into an argument which turned violent. Cops say when they arrived to the scene, Brown had split, but the woman had "visible injuries and identified Brown as her attacker."
Brown and his girlfriend Rihanna were together earlier last night, attending Clive Davis' pre-Grammy party -- and both canceled their scheduled performances at tonight's event.
Brown is currently being interviewed by detectives. [TMZ]