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I just wanted an excuse to think about True Detective more as I wait for the 7th episode, so here's a post about the music which includes the show's title sequence theme song "Far From Any Road" by The Handsome Family, and info on the well curated songs in each episode.

Check out what they played in episode 1, episode 2, episode 3, episode 4, episode 5, and episode 6. Names include a lot of country and folk classics mixed with newer indie rock stars, metal, psych rock and more. The Black Angels were in episode one and their tourmate Roky Erickson appeared via his band The 13th Floor Elevators in episode 2. Father John Misty, Lucinda Williams, Vashti Bunyan, Steve Earle, Melvins, Nick Cave's Grinderman, Sleep (!), Primus, Wu-Tang Clan, Omar Rodríguez-López's Bosnian Rainbows, and the Kinks all made the cut so far too. Who is the Yellow King though?

UPDATE: Check out the music from episode 7.

Listen to the Handsome Family intro song below...

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photos by Wei Shi

Passion Pit / Alt-J / Purity Ring & Danny Brown / crowd
Coachella 2013 - Week 2 in Pictures - Day 1
Coachella 2013 - Week 2 in Pictures - Day 1
Coachella 2013 - Week 2 in Pictures - Day 1
Coachella 2013 - Week 2 in Pictures - Day 1

Coachella 2013 is currently going down in Indio, CA for its second weekend after kicking off this past Friday (4/19). We've already posted pics of day 1 (HERE and HERE), day 2 (HERE) and day 3 (HERE) from weekend 1, and now we've got pictures of day 1 from weekend 2 in this post. This time around we caught sets by Passion Pit, Earl Sweatshirt, Polica, Youth Lagoon, Purity Ring, (who were joined by Danny Brown, whose new album they appear on), Foals, Modest Mouse, Alt-J and more.

Check out more pictures from 4/19, along with a "Coachellavated" video of the festival filmed from the top of director Chris Crutchfield's head and a video of Passion Pit's full set from weekend 1, below...

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Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds have released a new video for "Jubilee Street" from their forthcoming Push the Sky Away LP. The song was previously released as a "lyric video" but the new (NSFW) clip, which was directed by John Hillcoat, for whom Cave wrote the screenplays for The Proposition and Lawless (and did the soundtrack for The Road). The clip features actor Ray Winstone (Sexy Beast, The Proposition).

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds will tour the US in March, including SXSW, three sold-out shows in NYC, and a recently announced appearance at Coachella along with Nick Cave's other project Grinderman.

Check out the video below.

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We mentioned that Blur and The Stone Roses are reuniting for Coachella 2013, and as usual there some other interesting reunions at the festival too.

Violent Femmes, who called it quits in 2009, appeared on the lineup announcement. Unlike Blur or The Stone Roses, this is the first we're hearing about them getting back together, so hopefully we'll get some more shows from them. They last played NYC in 2007. Some classic Violent Femmes videos are below.

As promised, The Postal Service are in fact confirmed for Coachella. They recently confirmed their 2013 reunion, and are also part of the Primavera Sound lineup.

It wasn't even two full years ago that Nick Cave said he was done with his Grinderman project for a while, and we know that The Bad Seeds are back this year (and also playing Coachella), but he's got Grinderman on the lineup too. Grinderman plays day 1 and the Bad Seeds play day 3.

One of Ian Svenonius' many bands, The Make-Up, reunited last year and played ATP NYC, and they're also included on this year's Coachella lineup. Meanwhile, you can catch Ian in NYC on his book tour tonight (1/25) at LPR and Monday (1/28) at WORD Bookstore.

New Order (without Peter Hook) made their live return last year, and after releasing their "lost" album, Lost Sirens, this year, they were announced for Coachella as well. The way things have been going, we probably can't count on Hook being there, but like Ian Svenonius, you can catch him in NYC on Monday (1/28) for his book talk.

Fellow new wave icons Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (aka OMD) returned in 2010 and they're promising a new album out on April 9, just before Coachella begins. They've also talked about a North American tour, which presumably will be announced soon with dates surrounding the festival.

Descendents have been back for a little while at this point, but a reunion show from them is always exciting, and this year's Coachella should be no exception.

Dead Can Dance have been back for a bit too, having released a new album, Anastasis, and gone on a tour last year, and they'll be at Coachella this year as well. They're also playing Primavera Sound and just launched a video competition.

Two-Tone legends The Selector (they shared a side of the label's first-ever 7") will play as well. The band have reformed a few times over the years, with different members offer rival versions of the band. Singer Pauline Black and Gaps Hendrickson feature in the line-up coming to Coachella.

And maybe most surprsingly on this list of Coachella reunions is The Three O'Clock who were intregral in the '80s "paisley underground" scene in Los Angeles. Fronted by bassist Michael Querico, the band made 1985's cult classic Arrive Without Traveling, ended up signed to Prince's Paisley Park records where they made one album before breaking up in 1988.

LA hip hop collective Jurassic 5 are also reuniting for Coachella. More on that and other hip hop at this year's festival coming later.

Violent Femmes videos below...

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Portishead

'I'll Be Your Mirror USA' is not the only 'I'll Be Your Mirror' that Portishead is curating for ATP. As previously mentioned, the English band is also helping pick the bands for the event happening in London in July (tickets still on sale by the way).

So far we don't know any of the bands that will open for Portishead in NJ in October, but it would be crazy if they didn't have at least a few of the same bands on both. This is who they have on the UK one so far: PJ HARVEY (also playing Coachella), DOOM, COMPANY FLOW, THE BOOKS (played ATP NY 2010), FACTORY FLOOR, BEAK> (played ATP NY 2010), DD/MM/YYYY, GRINDERMAN, SWANS, BEACH HOUSE, LIARS, THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC, ANIKA, and S.C.U.M. The full UK lineup so far, is listed by day below...

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photos by Greg Cristman

Grinderman

Onstage at the Best Buy Theater in Times Square on Sunday, in a powerfully loose performance, [Nick Cave] sang "Heathen Child," from [Grinderman's] new record, "Grinderman 2" (Anti-). "She don't care about Buddha!" he called out. "She is the Buddha!" And later, in "Evil!": "Who needs the TV? You are my TV!/ Who needs the record player? You are my record player!"

As he sang, he battered his guitar. Mr. Cave doesn't play much guitar; it's plain to see that the instrument is foreign to him. But he plays it in Grinderman, and it sounds like a car being cut in half. -[New York Times]

Nick Cave and the boys in Grinderman headlined a sold out show in NYC on Sunday night, 11/14, bringing their gothy blues to the masses and showcasing their new LP Grinderman 2 out now via ANTI-. Theremin artist Armen-Ra was the opener..

Last night, one night later, Grinderman appeared on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (a show that will have Bruce Springsteen on it tonight). After the taping, Nick Cave was spotted hanging at the Delancey. Not sure if they have a TV he could have watched it on. You can watch the episode in an embedded video below.

Grinderman's US tour continues tonight in Washington DC at the 9:30 Club. More Pictures from Best Buy (formerly Nokia) Theater, videos and the Grinderman setlist, below...

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Grinderman

Grinderman are Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Martyn Casey and Jim Sclavunos. On September 14th they will release their new studio album Grinderman 2 via Anti-Records and follow with a tour of North America beginning on November 11th.

Together Grinderman have forged a distinctly different way of working, having cast off musical baggage, shrugged off accepted wisdom and tested pre-conceptions about who they are as musicians. The new album was co-produced by Grinderman and Nick Launay (Public Image Ltd, Birthday Party) and mixed by Launay.

Grinderman will kick off their North American tour November 11th in Toronto, Canada. [ANTI]

Grinderman will play Nokia Theatre in NYC on November 14th. Tickets will probably go on sale soon.

Metamorphosis, another Nick Cave and Warren Ellis project, debuts at BAM on November 30th.

All Grinderman dates below...

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Grinderman

Grinderman will release their new studio album Grinderman 2 through Mute on September 13th and via Anti- Records in the U.S. on September 14th. Grinderman 2 was recorded in 2009 at London's RAK, State of The Ark and Assault and Battery studios. Co-produced by Grinderman and Nick Launay, the album was mixed by Launay at London's British Grove in August 2009 and LA's Seedy Underbelly in April 2010. Grinderman's twenty-date European tour will kick off at Nottingham's Rock City on 25th September. UK tickets go on sale from 9.00 AM on Friday 28th May and are available from www.seetickets.com or from the 24-hour booking line (Tel: 0871 2200 260).
All of those dates below...

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Best Friends Forever @ The Tank - Aug 19, 2008 (piratehat)
Best Friends Forever

today in NYC
* FREE STUFF
* Boat @ Union Hall
* Passion Pit @ Pianos
* Todd Barry & guests @ UCB
* Patrick Bower @ Pianos
* Earl Greyhound @ Southpaw (free)
* The Muslims & Howlies @ Union Pool
* Vivian Girls & Best Friends Forever @ Death By Audio
* Apollo Heights, The Classic Futures and Mirror Mirror @ Blender/Gramercy Theater
* The Ex, Gétatchèw Mèkurya & Extra Golden @ Damrosch Park (and on the radio)
* Pattern is Movement, Jukebox the Ghost, Bryan Scary & (guest @ Le Royale

RIP Lee Young (jazz drummer for Nat King Cole, Billie Holiday & others)

RIP Johnny Moore (Skatalites trumpet player)

RIP LeRoi Moore (Dave Matthews Band sax player)

RIP Ronnie Drew (Irish folk singer)

RIP Don Helms (country music steel guitarist)

Video of Grinderman playing 'Man In The Moon' below..

What else?

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Dig, Lazarus, Dig

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds release their 14th studio album DIG, LAZARUS, DIG on March 3, 2008 on MUTE and in the US on Anti (release date TBA). Video teaser below...

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the first in a series where we asked comedians to tell us what was good this year....

Dave Hill & Dio

Dave Hill is a great man. He's a very busy musician, comedian, actor, writer, and taste-maker. He's got his own show on Mojo called King of Miami as well as a recurring live comedy/variety/chat show in NYC called The Dave Hill Explosion. You can also catch Mr. Hill tearing his audience a new one as guitarsmith for the band Children of the Unicorn. Mr. Hill took time out of his insane schedule to give BV readers his list of the best music to come out of 2007. -Klaus

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Dave HillIt usually takes me a couple years to realize that an album has come out, but here is some of the stuff I managed to discover in a timely fashion this year:

BLACK SABBATH, The Dio Years- No matter what someone might be talking about, if they are able to make reference to “the Dio years” at some point you know it’s got to be pretty magical. In a perfect world, “Heaven and Hell” would just blast repeatedly from loudspeakers everywhere, all the time. Also, people would carry torches.

Rufus Wainwright in LederhosenRUFUS WAINWRIGHT, Release the Stars- Rufus is one of few musicians today that people will still listen to in a hundred years and stuff. Plus, he wears lederhosen on stage, which just makes everything sound better if you ask me.

HIGH ON FIRE, Death Is This Communion- There are so many hot riffs on this record that I feel like whipping my dick out or something.

NEW PORNOGRAPHERS, Challengers- There are so many hot melodies on this record that I feel like whipping my dick out or something.

DOWN, Over the Under- This is not the best album by this band. Still, I think it’s important to support evil (and heavy riffs played by men with beards while wearing black sleeveless T-shirts) in all its forms, so I’m standing behind this one.

Continued below....

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White Stripes @ MSG (CRED)
White Stripes @ MSG

Grinderman @ ATP (CRED) (couldn't find one from MSG)
Grinderman @ ATP

Porter Wagoner @ MSG (CRED)
Porter Wagoner @ MSG

It was a fun show start to finish with the White Stripes playing an almost two hour headlining set to the 20,000-or-so in attendance at Madison Square Garden last night (July 24, 2007). Porter's set was short, but sweet - he really seemed to be enjoying himself. Grinderman's (first U.S.) set seemed a little long for an opener, but it was high-energy, and it was great to see Nick Cave. White Stripes proved they could pull it off to an enthusiastic arena filled with people of all ages, and from all walks of life - rowdy "bros" included. The stage show was modest - lots of red (obviously), a disco ball, and some strobe lights - the ringmaster Jack White on guitar, and his sister Meg on drums. What else do you need?

Their NYC show before this one was at the much smaller Irving Plaza.

DOWNLOAD: Grinderman - Get it On (MP3)

Grinderman

I don't know why Grinderman hasn't appeared in a post title on this site before now. So, consider this some catch-up in time for their upcoming gig opening for the White Stripes @ MSG....

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