Entries tagged with: Drive by Truckers
Long-running alt-country band Drive-By Truckers are gearing up to release their tenth studio album, English Oceans, on March 4 via ATO Records, and they've just released its first single, the twangy mid-tempo burner, "Pauline Hawkins." You can stream that track (via Rolling Stone) below. That's the album artwork above, and the tracklist is below as well.
Drive-By Truckers also have a bunch of dates planned for this year, including a run with the likeminded Blitzen Trapper that hits NYC on March 20 at Terminal 5. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (1/10) at noon with an AmEx presale starting today (1/8) at noon. All dates are listed below.
Former Drive-By Trucker Jason Isbell is also about to kick off a tour.
All dates are listed, along with the song stream and tracklist, below...
Old 97s at Webster Hall in 2012 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Alt-country bands Drive-By Truckers and Old 97s are both heading out on separate tours this winter and in March they'll team up for two NYC area shows on March 15 at the Capitol Theatre and March 16 at the Wellmont Theatre. Tickets for the show at the Cap and tickets for the show at the Wellmont go on sale Friday (1/18) at noon.
For the Old 97s dates in February (none in NYC), the band will be performing their album, Too Far To Care, in its entirety like they recently did in NYC and their frontman Rhett Miller opens the shows.
All lists of dates and some videos below...
Patterson Hood at The Bell House - 7/23/12 (via Rob Haining)
As mentioned, Drive by Trucker Patterson Hood is releasing a new album, Heat Lightning Rumbles in the Distance, on September 11 via ATO and that he's got some shows scheduled this summer, including one with his band The Downtown Rumblers that just went down in NYC this past Monday (7/23) at The Bell House. At that show, he played mostly material off of the new album, but also threw in some older cuts from his solo career and some DBT material as well. You can listen to the entire show over at NYC Taper and check out some videos from it below.
When we last posted, only a few shows were scheduled, but Patterson Hood and The Downtown Rumblers have since announced a full tour in support of the album which brings Patterson and his band back to NYC for a show on September 17 at Bowery Ballroom. All dates on the tour, except ACL Festival, will be supported by Hope For Agoldensummer. Tickets for the NYC show go on sale Saturday (7/28) at noon.
A list of all dates and videos are below.
The Drive-by-Truckers' Patterson Hood will be releasing his third solo record, Heat Lightning Rumbles In The Distance, on September 11 via ATO Records. The album's first single, "Come Back Little Star," featuring onetime Jody Grind singer Kelly Hogan, is streaming below.
Patterson is playing a few select dates over the summer, most with his band The Downtown Rumblers, including a show in NYC at the Bell House on Monday (7/23) with an acoustic set from Atlanta, GA's Turf War. Tickets for that show are still available. All Patterson Hood tour dates are listed below.
Josh T Pearson @ BV-SXSW 2011 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Check out Rough Trade's list of the Top 100 Albums of 2011 (yay Josh T Pearson!), below...
photos by Tim Griffin
Drive-By Truckers @ Stubb's
Y'ALL:An injured Drive By Truckers played a headlining show at Stubb's in Austin on 9/1 with Will Johnson on guitar and with Will Johnson's band Centro-Matic opening. The New Orleans date has now also passed, but the show goes on and DBT continue their tour on 9/7 in Tuscaloosa AL (a benefit for tornado relief).
Last Wednesday, I fell down and cut my hand.
Fifteen stitches in my left palm.
Wish I had a cool story, but I don't.
The movie version would have me getting cut by a bottle of rot-gut whiskey in a bar fight.
No doubt defending the honor of someone or another.
My heroics bookended by a scene of me carrying my hand for reattachment by a disgraced former surgeon in the back of a grimy tattoo shop because lack of insurance would preclude being seen by a real doctor.
I would be brave and not cry or complain.
Hurling would be out of the question.
Ahh, the movie version.
Unfortunately, the truth is kind of tame, lame even.
I was picking my daughter up at first grade, carrying a bottle of water.
I tripped and fell (in front of her entire class).
I fell, shattering the glass which I then duly landed upon, pushing shards up into my hand.
My fucking left hand.
Fifteen stitches in my palm.
No biggie. No cut tendons or damaged muscle. Missed that artery (bled like a stuck pig though).
Hurts like hell, but it won't long and I will be as good as new in a month or less.
Unfortunately, I can't play guitar for a few weeks and we have a tour beginning this week.
In the words of Three Dog Night, "The show must go on".
My friend Kevin told me, as I was bleeding all over the playground, awaiting my ride to the Emergency Room, "You guys have too many guitar players anyway."
Nonetheless, to insure everyone's Premium Rock and Roll Experience, we have recruited our friend Will Johnson, from Centro-matic to fill in on guitar, covering the SG through a Fender Vibro-King parts.
I will be in full front man mode, on other words, it's dancing shoes time.
I always wanted to be Phil Mogg, and for the next couple of weeks...
We only have Will Johnson through New Orleans, then we will have to improvise, but that's one of the things we do best, so STAY TUNED.
So come out to this, hopefully once in a lifetime DBT Show.
We guarantee you a great time and a Premiere Go-Go Extravaganza that you'll be telling your Grandkids about (maybe sooner than later).
Oh and Bob, the 9th is my son's birthday and it's GO TIME.
Long Live Rock and Roll and Country Soul.
(or is it Dr. Hook?)
The current trek never comes east, but in October DBT play a string of shows with Those Darlins not long after Those Darlins play The Bell House in Brooklyn with The Beets and Brothers. Tickets are still on sale for that show. Centro-Matic play MusicFestNW this coming weekend in Portland.
All dates and more pictures from the Austin show, below...
Drive-By Truckers recently trucked through the area, hitting Wellmont Theater in NJ on Saturday, June 11th with Alejandro Escovedo. If you missed out or were just hoping for a NYC show, your wish is granted. Drive-By Truckers will play a last minute show back at Brooklyn Bowl THIS MONDAY, June 20th at 8pm. Tickets go on sale at noon today (6/16). This show is not as small as their last NYC show, and they recently played Brooklyn Bowl too, but it's still much more intimate than Terminal 5 where they've also recently played. Also, stay tuned to the BrooklynVegan Facebook for a chance to win tickets., and a signed poster (like the above).
The Brooklyn show is one day after they hit the Clearwater Festival up in Croton-On Hudson, and one day before they appear on Letterman. All tour dates below...
DOWNLOAD: Jason Isbell - Codeine (MP3)
Drive By Truckers
Drive-By Truckers are currently on the road in support of their new album Go-Go Boots which is out now. Their last swing through NYC happened not that long ago - they played the intimate-for-them Bowery Ballroom on 2/15, the same week the album was releasaed. The band returns to the area to hit Wellmont Theatre on June 11th with Alejandro Escovedo! Tickets go on sale at noon. Drive-By Truckers appeared on Conan on 3/8 to perform "Everybody Needs Love" from Go-Go Boots. VIdeo of that and all tour dates are below.
Meanwhile, Escovedo is preparing to head down to SXSW to pepper the city of Austin with shows. But Escovedo hasalso scheduled another area show. It happens on 4/29 in Port Washington, NY at Landmark on Main Street. Tickets are on sale.
Former trucker Jason Isbell will bring Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit to SXSW as well, and is scheduled to play four shows including the free BrooklynVegan/Knitting Factory/Partisan party at Barbarella/Swan Dive on 3/18. The band is also scheduled to hit Bowery Ballroom on 4/22 with Hayes Carll as part of an April tour.
Isbell's new album Here We Rest is out April 12 via Lightning Rod Records. Sample it with "Codeine" above. All dates and stuff below...
Patterson of Drive-By Truckers at Canal Room (more by Eric Townsend)
So the plans have been made, you decided you'll be seeing Drive By Truckers at Terminal 5 when the clock strikes 1/1/11 (New Year's Eve) (and you bought your tickets in JUNE). Feel like doubling your dosage of southern-fried rock?
"We are also thrilled to announce a special DEC 30, 2010 show at Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn NY! Tickets go on sale Wed Nov 17 and are ONLY available to Terminal 5 NYE ticket holders. BUY YOUR Terminal 5 NYE tickets NOW for an opportunity to have access to Brooklyn Bowl tickets. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Wednesday December 1 but due to the small capacity at this intimate venue tickets are expected to go fast and may be sold out by December 1st.Drive By Truckers recently announced a gang of new tour dates for the new year in addition to some new releases! A limited-to-2500 10" of two songs: "The Thanksgiving Filter" and "Used To Be A Cop" will be released on Black Friday (11/26) at your neighborhood independent record store. It's another Record Store Day / "Back to Black Friday" exclusive. Both songs will also appear on a new LP, Go-Go Boots, due via ATO Records on February 15, 2011. And their documentary, The Secret to a Happy Ending, will be released on DVD in conjunction with the album.
All tour dates and a live video for "Used To Be a Cop" from the forthcoming Go-Go Boots, and the new album's tracklist, below...
In addition to playing the June 30th Passion Pit/Tokyo Police Club/Suckers show at Governors Island (they're opening), We Were Promised Jetpacks has added a Tuesday, June 29th headlining show at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn. Bear Hands open. Tickets go on AmEx presale Wednesday at noon. General sale starts Friday, May 28th at noon.
The Brooklyn show is one of at least seven shows that WWPJ and Bear Hands will play together this summer. Those dates include Louisville, Kentucky's Forecastle Festival which has updated its July lineup since we last spoke. That updated lineup and day-by-day schedule, and all dates below...
Sam Amidon @ Le Poisson Rouge in 2009 (more by Ryan Barkan)
tonight in NYC
* Zola Jesus @ SUNY Purchase
* Mike Birbiglia @ Carolines
* Asobi Seksu @ Japan Society
* Thou @ ABC No Rio
* Particle @ The Bell House
* Janelle Monae @ Joe's Pub
* Lupe Fiasco @ Irving Plaza
* Sam Amidon, Doveman @ 92YTribeca
* Carlos Giffoni @ Issue Project Room
* Mahogany, Arc in Round @ Littlefield
* Will Johnson & Anders Parker in a Living Room
* Freezepop, Plushgun @ Mercury Lounge
* GWAR Crack-a-thon kickoff party
* Baby Dee & guests @ Santos Party House
* The Wedding Present, The Jet Age @ Maxwell's
* Meta & the Cornerstones, Emily King @ Zebulon
* Darcy James Argue's Secret Society @ Galapagos
* The Defibulators, The Woes, Quintus @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Meshell Ndegeocello sings Gil Scott-Heron @ Joe's Pub
* Mahogany, Arc in Round, Long Distance Poison @ Littlefield
* New York Night Train's Soul Clap and Dance-Off @ Glasslands
* MV & EE, Flower-Corsano Duo, Meg Baird, Nonhorse @ Silent Barn
* The Shondes, Alina Simone, Secret History, Jive Grave @ Southpaw
* Care Bears On Fire, Wild Babies, The Truants, Tunnels @ Cake Shop
* White Mystery, QXBXRX, Zbornak, Richie White Orchestra @ Cake Shop
* Nullsleep, Winslow Turner Porter III, Flavorheard @ Knitting Factory
* Wild Yaks, Lil Daggers, Bad Indians, Nude Beach, Estrogen Highs @ Don Pedro
* Dinosaur Feathers, Shark?, Kleenex Girl Wonder, The Capstan Shafts @ Union Hall
* Washed Out, Small Black, Pictureplane, Pyschobuildings @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Weedeater, Gates of Slumber, Black Tusk, Struck by Lightning @ Studio @ Webster Hall
* Roadside Graves, Dusty And The Dreaming Spires, Blair, Common Prayer, The Laureates @ Pianos
The show at Pianos tonight is a release party for Roadside Graves' new You Won't Be Happy with Me EP. Their Aquarium Drunkard labelmate Blair is also on the bill.
Blair started her career in New Orleans, moved to L.A. and now lives in Brooklyn. Aquariam Drunkard says this about her debut, Die Young:
Musically Blair echoes the early days of Liz Phair in the minimalist structure of some of her songs. It's an interesting comparison to make, but it makes sense also as she came of age in Phair's peak as a musician. Within this structure though are moments as scattered and diverse as the Southern shuffle of "Wake Up Shake Up," the girl group shimmy of "Paris France" and the closely cropped haze of "Rampage." The title track even follows the loping, punctuated delivery of Suicaine Gratifaction-era Paul Westerberg. Die Young never abandons its tone and the album keeps a cohesive feel. It always seems to be going somewhere, even if the destination is as uncertain as the lyrics' narrator.Baby Dee's show at Santos tonight comes after the release of the newly produced A Book of Songs for Anne Marie, which came out March 23rd on Drag City. Little Annie & Paul Wallfisch are also on the bill.
Asobi Seksu perform at Japan Society (333 E 47th St) as part of a 12-hour Open House titled j-CATION. Their show, with opener Me & Mars, starts at 9:30. Tickets will be released first-come, first-served starting at 8pm, and admission to the show is included in the $5 suggested donation for the fest.
Washed Out and Small Black end their tour together with one more NYC show, this time at MHOW. They started the tour with two shows at Mercury Lounge.
White Mystery are featured this week in This Week in Indie (as are The Wedding Present who play Maxwell's tonight).
Sam Amidon and Doveman join forces once again at 92YTribeca tonight. It's a record release party for Sam who we recently interviewed. Video from the Big Ears Fest below.
BrooklynVegen Presents, as BBG said, "a killer four band bill of Weedeater, The Gates of Slumber, Black Tusk, and Struck By Lightning who will lay waste to The Studio at Webster Hall."
Thou play ABC No Rio earlier in the day. Check out the interview we just posted with the band.
The Middle East, Neon Indian, Crystal Castles & Local Natives tickets recently went on sale.
Drive-By Truckers recently stopped by Sirius-XM to record a perormance. Video from that below...
We recently uploaded a video of Olof Arnalds performing at SXSW. Check that out below...
photos by Bryan Bruchman
Broken Social Scene @ Stubb's (SXSW 2010)
Broken Social Scene is now streaming three songs from their new album at MySpace. The band will next be in NYC in May to play Webster Hall and Music Hall of Williamsburg. More dates HERE. Another set of pictures from the band's SXSW show at Stubb's (with The Besnard Lakes, Drive by Truckers and Band of Horses) continues below.
As previously mentioned, Stars will play their new album, The Five Ghosts (out June 22 and featuring contributions from BSS's Andrew Whiteman), in its entirety on their next tour. They're also taking votes at their website (soon) for what other songs they should play at the shows. That tour has been announced and includes NYC shows at Music Hall of Williamsburg (June 4) (tickets on sale Friday at noon) and Le Poisson Rouge (June 5) (tickets on sale Friday at 4pm). All dates and more album info, with those pictures, below...
My Morning Jacket...
My Morning Jacket will be opening for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers at Izod Center on Tuesday, August 24th. Fanclub presale starts March 8th at 10am. Tickets through LiveNation go through a ton of presales, which start March 10th at 10am, before general sale, which starts March 15th at 10am.
It's just one stop in Tom Petty's full summer of shows with acts that include Joe Cocker, Drive-By Truckers, and Crosby, Stills and Nash. He'll also play Madison Square Garden on July 28th (opener TBA). Those go on Fanclub presale Monday, March 8th at 10am.
Tom Petty's new album, Mojo, comes out this spring; a track from it is streaming on his site.
All tour dates with openers are below...
Patterson Hood (of Drive-By Truckers) @ Canal Room (more by Eric Townsend)
Drive-By Truckers, now on ATO Records, will be releasing a new album, The Big To-Do, their tenth, on March 16th. In support of that, the band has a slew of tour dates around North America from now till May. The first leg goes through the South to SXSW. After that, they continue on for shows that include a date at Webster Hall on Thursday, April 1st. Langhorne Slim opens Webster Hall and others on the tour. Tickets to the NYC show go on sale Friday, Friday 5th at noon.
The Secret to a Happy Ending is a documentary on the band that has screenings coming up (including one at Noise Pop in San Fran this February). Two dates are below and more are expected. Patterson also contributed songs to the film That Evening Sun, starring Hal Holbrook, which is out in limited release now. If you sign up for Patterson's mailing list, below, you can get the song "Depression Era" from its soundtrack.
Patterson is hosting his Sixth Annual Robert Osborne Classic Film Festival Benefit - Athens Songwriter Guitar Pull on Wednesday, February 24th at Athens' 40 Watt Club. Also appearing will be Don Chambers, Daniel Hutchens, Dave Marr, William Tonks, David Barbe, John Neff and Brad Morgan. Tickets are on sale.
Booker T. Jones's 2009 album Potato Hole, on which he's backed by Drive-By Truckers, is up for two Grammy's this year: Best Pop Instrumental Album and Best Rock Instrumental Performance. Last year also saw a solo album from Patterson.
Langhorne Slim recently stopped by NPR's Mountain Stage for a live set. His most recent album, Be Set Free, came out last October on Kemado Records. The new animated video for its title track" is below.
All tour dates, videos and more are below...
photos by Eric Townsend
The "Share the Warmth" Benefit Concert -with performances by; Amos Lee, Patterson Hood (of Drive-By Truckers) and Erin McKeown supported the UN Refugee Agency's (UNHCR) efforts in providing urgently needed relief aid to thousands of Afghan families facing a harsh winter. All proceeds from this event will be used to purchase life saving winter supplies for refugees and displaced people in Afghanistan.More pictures from Wednesday's show, below...
Wednesday December 16 at the Canal Room, 285 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013 Doors @ 7 Show @ 8PM
The "Share the Warmth" Benefit Concert -with performances by; Amos Lee, Patterson Hood (of Drive-By Truckers) and Erin McKeown will support the UN Refugee Agency's (UNHCR) efforts in providing urgently needed relief aid to thousands of Afghan families facing a harsh winter. All proceeds from this event will be used to purchase life saving winter supplies for refugees and displaced people in Afghanistan.Tickets are on sale.
DOWNLOAD: Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit - Seven-Mile Island (MP3)
Jason Isbell @ Bowery Ballroom (more by Fresh Bread)
Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit are going on tour from July up to September. They'll stop at NYC's City Winery for an "acoustic evening" on Tuesday, August 4th - part of the winery's NightCap Series.
NightCap Series at City WineryTickets are on sale now.
6/29 9:00 p.m. Snailhouse and Sharon van Etten $12.00
7/6 9:00 p.m. Sydney Wayser and Emily Brodsky $10.00
7/8, 7/9 9:00 p.m. Joe Purdy $15.00
8/4 9:00 p.m. Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit $20.00
Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit's new self-titled album came out in February on Lightning Rod Records (MP3 from that above). It was the band's debut -- Jason, a former Drive-By Trucker, had one previously by himself. Current Trucker Patterson Hood also just released a new album and was just in NYC for some shows himself.
All tour dates, a mini-doc on Isbell, and a live video of the song "Soldiers Get Strange," below...
Murdering Oscar (and other love songs), the second solo album by Patterson Hood of the Drive-By Truckers, is out today (June 23nd). Its release coincides with Hood's Music Hall of Williamsburg show tonight, which is part of his ongoing solo tour. Tickets are still on sale, and we have three pairs to give away. More details on that below.
Hood also plays Wednesday (June 24th) at the Bowery Ballroom (tickets are still on sale). The solo tour continues into July, with more dates below. The Screwtopians lineup includes Will Johnson and Scott Danbom (Centro-matic/South San Gabriel), David Barbe (Sugar) and John Neff and Brad Morgan (Drive-By Truckers). Will Johnson opens both shows.
DBT have their own summer tour dates scheduled, including some backing up Booker T (of the MGs). Those are below too...
photos by Graeme Flegenheimer
"From the moment you set foot inside the main gate at the Fair Grounds Race Course, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is like a music and food lover's "Choose Your Own Adventure" novel, with nearly every option inciting pure sonic and culinary bliss. A morning beignet in the Gospel Tent with Arthur Clayton & Purposely Anointed? A lazy afternoon perked up by some Crawfish Monica and the Drive-By Truckers joined by Booker T? How about a stroll to the Gentilly Stage for the sounds of Spoon and the Dirty Dozen horns, stopping for a quick bowl of gumbo along the way? Etta James and a Soft Shell Crab Po-Boy, anyone? All signs point to yes...Jazz Fest ran from April 24-26 & April 30-May 3 at the Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans, LA. More pictures from the first weekend of the festival below...
...Now in its 40th year, the 2009 edition of Jazz Fest continues to ramp up post-Hurricane Katrina, expanding to its full complement of 12 stages, up from nine last year, and seven days, up from six in recent years. The event's first of two weekends boasted music from nearly 200 acts, including the likes of Dave Matthews Band, Crescent City native Wynton Marsalis and his Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Joe Cocker, Erykah Badu, James Taylor, Earth Wind and Fire, Pete Seeger, Hugh Masekela, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Etta James and many more." [All About Jazz]
by Andrew Frisicano
Drive by Truckers @ Coachella 2009 (by vonlohmann)
Drive-By Truckers played twice at Coachella on Saturday, April 18th. First, the band played their own afternoon set, then they sat in as the backing band for Booker T. Jones (of Booker T. and the MGs).
The Truckers are a perfect festival act, with a three-guitar posse that looks great across a field and sounds even better with a flat pint of beer and the beginnings of a sunburn (both things I have in my possession now). Now that they've had some time away from the whole Skynyrd mythologizing business, DBT is one of few bands that can rightly claim to be pushing Southern rock forward as a distinct beast from country music. [LA Times]The Drive-By Truckers also support Jones on his new CD, Potato Hole, out April 21st on Anti.
Jones is in the midst of a TV residency. He's performing with The Roots on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, from April 20th to April 22nd, before going out on his own tour (including some dates with DBT behind him). That tour stops at NYC's Joe's Pub (without Truckers) on Wednesday, June 10th. Tickets are on sale.
DBT's Patterson Hood (pictured above) also has a short tour scheduled in support of his own new album, Murdering Oscar (and Other Love Songs), out Tuesday, June 23rd on Ruth St. Records (details below). Will Johnson (of Centro-Matic), who contributes to Patterson's album, opens those tour dates.
The night of the album's release, June 23rd, Hood and backing band The Screwtopians will play a Brooklyn show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. The next night, Wednesday, June 24th, the band plays Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for June 23rd and tickets for June 24th both go on AmEx presale Wednesday, April 22nd at noon. General sale starts Friday at noon.
Even sooner, Hood plays at the Pete Seeger 90th Birthday celebration at MSG on Sunday, May 3rd.
Info on the new Patterson Hood album, and all Hood and Jones tour dates below...
photos by Fresh Bread
DOWNLOAD: Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit - Seven-Mile Island (MP3)
"Isbell's 90-minute show was pretty much a crash course in getting it right. Sporting crisp Western wear and slinging impeccably heated guitar solos, Isbell wailed in a rasp that showcased both emotional heft and admirable technique, proffering lyrics that could break hearts on the first listen. (The only sour note was the nearly 45-minute-late start time).That review comes from Tuesday's Boston show which was two nights before Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit and Deer Tick shared a bill at the Bowery Ballroom in NYC. Unlike Deer Tick's headlining show at the same venue only a couple of weeks earlier, they opened this one for Jason (who they are now on tour with). More pictures below...
Considering his hitch with the brawny, brainy Southern rockers the Drive-By Truckers, it's not surprising Isbell has brought confidence and humility to his solo albums and performances. That includes his recent sublime eponymous release." [The Boston Globe]
Headliners Paul McCartney, The Killers and The Cure are among the 130-plus acts set for the tenth COACHELLA VALLEY MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL (APRIL 17, 18 AND 19) at the beautiful Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA, the same grounds where the COACHELLA VALLEY MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL debuted in 1999. Other artists confirmed for America's most critically acclaimed music festival include Morrissey, Amy Winehouse, Franz Ferdinand, My Bloody Valentine, Leonard Cohen, Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, Thievery Corporation, Yeah Yeah Yeahs (the complete line-up is listed below).Tickets for COACHELLA go on sale Friday, January 30 at 9:00 AM (PT) at all Ticketmaster locations.
This marks the first ever U.S. festival appearance for McCartney who is currently supporting his latest release ELECTRIC ARGUMENTS.
"I have heard that Coachella is one of the greatest festivals in the world. I'm really excited to get out there and rock!" McCartney says.
Throbbing Gristle and the rest of the full (real) line-up (as of 1/30) is below:
DBT @ T5 (more by Chris La Putt)
Jason Isbell has a show coming up in NY, but his old band Drive By Truckers are playing not that far away at Starland Ballroom in NJ even sooner - on January 22nd to be exact, and tickets are still on sale. All tour dates, and a very long "Best of 2008" by Patterson, below...
Deer Tick @ SXSW 2007 (more by Ryan Muir)
Deer Tick helped ring in the New Year at Knitting Factory in NYC on December 31st. The performance was also part of what was the club's last show ever. Next up for Deer Tick in NYC is a headlining show at Bowery Ballroom on February 13th with the Thalia Zedek Band and The Weight. Tickets are on sale.
Jason Isbell @ All Points West (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
Right around that same time, Jason and the Tick will join up for a tour that includes shows in Boston, Philly, Toronto, Colubmus and many other places. They'll both also eventually make their way back to Austin to play SXSW where Deer Tick played the official BrooklynVegan showcase in 2007. All tour dates below...
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Plush's Fed & The Dodos' Visiter
It's the time of year when people start talking which album was the best this year. That usually means I start cramming and trying to figure out what I still haven't heard and look forward to what others have to say to make my selection process slightly easier. Part of what I'm saying is, I'm not ready to answer that yet. According to the aggregated critics at MetaCritic, this is what was best this year...
1 London Zoo by The BugDoes when an album actually came out matter?. Bon Iver's album actually came out in 2007, but was reissued in 2008. Shugo's album came out in 2007 in Japan. Plush's album actually came out in 2002 in Japan (I still haven't heard it). Robyn's album came out in Sweden in 2005. Steinski came out in 2008, but as the title suggests, is actually a compilation of tracks that were released between 1983-2006.
2 Fed by Plush
3 For Emma, Forever Ago by Bon Iver
4 Dear Science, by TV On The Radio
5 Exit by Shugo Tokumaru
6 Fleet Foxes by Fleet Foxes
7 Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!! by Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
8 Robyn by Robyn
9 Hercules And Love Affair by Hercules And Love Affair
10 What Does It All Mean? 1983-2006 Retrospective by Steinski
Also put out albums this year: Sigur Ros, Jamie Lidell, Laura Marling, Lykke Li, Marnie Stern, Jenny Lewis, She & Him, Conor Oberst, My Morning Jacket, MGMT, The Black Keys, Calexico, Crystal Stilts, Crystal Castles, Crystal Antlers, Grails, Al Green, Anathallo, Flight of the Conchords, Frightened Rabbit, Wolf Parade, Vampire Weekend, Vivian Girls, The Walkmen, Santogold, Parts & Labor, Cut Copy, Hot Chip, David Byrne, Death Cab For Cutie, Beck, Beach House, Elbow, REM, M83, NIN, No Age, Of Montreal, Destroyer, Department of Eagles, Deerhoof, Deerhunter, The Dears, and Deer Tick (though Deer tick was out in 2007 and reissued in 2008) (and I guess Radiohead is qualified too) (and Metallica, AC/DC and Guns N' Roses) (and JACK JOHNSON) (and a million others).
Who else? What are your favorites this year? Who will Pitchfork pick as #1?
The Bug is going on tour with Nine Inch Nails. Those dates are below...