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photo: Dick Dale at Brooklyn Bowl in 2013 (more by Deneka Peniston)
Dick Dale

Surf rock guitar legend Dick Dale is going on a Northeast tour this summer, and hitting NYC on August 21 at Brooklyn Bowl (tickets). He also hits Asbury Park, Long Island, and other nearby places. All dates are listed below.

Making the Brooklyn show a great double bill is openers Dead Heavens, the garage psych band of post-hardcore veteran Walter Schreifels (Gorilla Biscuits, Quicksand, Youth of Today, etc). They recently offered their take on "I'm So Green" by krautrock greats Can. Listen to that below, via Noisey.

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As mentioned, the Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood did the score for Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice which is in theaters now. It includes "Spooks," which was originally to be a Radiohead song and never finished, here performed by Greenwood and Supergrass' Gaz Coombes and Danny Goffey with some of Joanna Newsom's narration laid overtop. The rest of Greenwood's score is more traditional orchestration, with lots of strings and wind instruments. The official soundtrack mixes Greenwood's contribution with songs used in the movie, like Can's "Vitamin C," Minnie Ripperton's "Les Fleur" and Neil Young's "Journey Through the Past." You can stream the whole Inherent Vice soundtrack, via Spotify, below...

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by Bill Pearis


Last week we posted that 1970 Kraftwerk Rockpalast concert and now Dangerous Minds points us to another amazing concert from the German series has been posted from the same year at the same venue (which just surfaced online). This time it's of krautrock legends, Can. This was the year Damo Suzuki joined the band, they'd just released Soundtracks, and Tago Mago and Ege Bamyasi were soon on the way. So where the Kraftwerk performance is more of a fascinating curio, this is 80 minutes of Can in their prime. It looks and sounds great. Even if you're just playing it as background music, it's worth it -- though you should really watch it.

Kraftwerk play their second show at United Palace Theatre tonight. Watch the Can's 1970 Rockpalast performance below...

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by Bill Pearis and Andrew Sacher

Ex Cops DJing at Other Music, RSD 2012 (more)

We're about a week out from Record Store Day 2013. When it began in 2008, RSD was a celebration of brick-and-mortar stores in the face of digital downloads, offering up exclusive releases to get people out to stores. It's blown up considerably since then, with hundreds of RSD-only releases. (Many of which fall into the hands of folks who turn it around on Ebay that same day, but what can you do?) While it is a mob scene these days, there is no doubt it helps what record stores there are left -- though not enough, as Record Store Day will be the last day for Williamsburg's Sound Fix. Participating stores around the country are listed here.

There are always some pretty cool exclusives too, items that may have never seen the light of day without RSD. With that in mind we've gone through the list of North American RSD exclusives to highlight a few things to keep an eye out. This isn't comprehensive, just stuff we wanna get. What records are you trying to get this year?

We've written about the Sacred Bones comp, the Astralwerks comp, Old 97s, Frightened Rabbit, Austra, Sonny & the Sunsets, and Titus Andronicus Check out our new list below...

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Russell Simins

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion released a new album, Meat and Bone, this year and we spoke to drummer Russell Simins to see what his favorite albums of the year were. There is some new stuff there, but a good chunk of the list is made up of reissues and uncovered lost recordings, and he's got some really interesting inclusions. Check out his full list below.

As mentioned, the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion will play a WFMU benefit (to help WFMU recover from Sandy damages) in NYC on January 13 at The Bell House with Jonathan Toubin, legendary Texas gospel funk group The Relatives (who also play Joe's Pub a day later with Debo Band), Dot Wiggin, and Di Dionyso. Tickets for that show are still available.

Russell's list below...

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Peter of HWGM @ Brooklyn Bowl, 9/18/2012 (more by Sarah Gainer)
Here We Go Magic

Here We Go Magic's A Different Ship has made a few Best of 2012 lists, including ones from The Fly, Q, Johnny Beach of Bowery Presents and Freelance Whales. But what records did they like this year? Drummer Peter Hale submitted a list to us, with the following note:

Two confessions: I've ordered these very haphazardly, and I added my band's record as number one.

I don't get asked to do this very often (maybe that's why), but I'm honored to do it and humbled (really) by the multitude of beautiful records. I'm probably wrong, but I imagine anyone who's ever worked as hard as he or she could on an album would agree that celebrating it is the best way to let it go; to release it not just to the public, but from those straps -- the emotions and toil -- that bind it so closely to our hearts. Like so many graduation days, this is letting go. What a great year!

Here We Go Magic only have one show on their schedule: January 17 at Le Poisson Rouge and tickets are on sale now. Meanwhile, HWGM started a Pledge Music campaign to fund a new live EP. There are some fun incentives, including having Peter cook for you or a private gig from the band.

You can check out their Pledge Music video below, alongside Peter's Top 11 of 2012.

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Originators of the experimental/psychedelic krautrock sound, the highly influential Can, will release a three-CD boxset filled with unreleased studio and live recordings. The music comes from a cache of old recordings that were recently rediscovered.... if you want to call it that

The set is compiled from over 30 hours of music which was stored in the group's archives and rediscovered after the group's studio was sold to the German Rock 'n' Pop Museum. "Obviously the tapes weren't really lost, but were left in the cupboards of the studio archives for so long everybody just forgot about them," said Schmidt in a statement.

The material featured on The Lost Tapes includes compositions shelved over album-length issues and songs recorded for soundtracks of films that were never completed. The tracks were recorded between 1968 and 1977, featuring the core quartet along with vocal contributions from Malcolm Mooney and Damo Suzuki on some tracks.-[Rolling Stone]

Look for it on June 19th via Mute Records and stream the "new" song "Millionenspiel" below.

Meanwhile you can get a sneak peek of the material on April 17th at Le Poisson Rouge when Jono Podmore joins Can keyboardist Irmin Schmidt for "The Music Of Can: An Evening of Unreleased Music and Discussion." Tickets are on sale for the event that will include a listening party and discussion of the tunes.

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