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Girl Talk
Virgin Fest 2007

So this was a very last minute idea, meaning I left New York for Baltimore at 12 PM on Saturday when gates had already opened at 10 AM. Not knowing at the time whether I had a pass waiting for me at the festival, I made the 4 hour drive, hindered by the beach bound crowd on the NJ Turnpike, armed with a Polaroid, 4 hours of sleep, and a sense of regret for missing the previous night's CSS show. I arrived at Pimilico Field at exactly 4 PM and after nearly being run over by Richard Branson on a golf cart, I made it just in time to catch the start of Peter Bjorn and John's set. I think their music plays better in a small club than a large festival type atmosphere especially when the entire crowd seems to be waiting for only one particular song that everyone can whistle to. Following Peter Bjorn and John was an high energy set from LCD Soundsystem that included a very unusual mosh pit where three people were doing their best Thom Yorke seizure dance....

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Regina Spektor
Lollapalooza 2007

Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O
Lollapalooza 2007

more pictures below....

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DOWNLOAD: Liars - It Fit When I Was A Kid (Crystal Castles Remix) (MP3)


"Liars are set to release their self-titled, fourth studio album on Mute Records on August 28." Liars are the band opening for Interpol at MSG and elsewhere. Check out a new interview with Liars @ Paste. More new album info below....

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Beyonce & Jay Z

What do they all have in common?
* Interpol are playing Madison Square Garden - tix on sale today
* Damien Rice is playing the Theater @ MSG - tix on sale today
* Beyonce adds SECOND show @ MSG - tix on sale tomorrow

DOWNLOAD: St. Vincent - Now, Now (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Spoon - The Ghost Of You Lingers (MP3)

Spoon Ga Ga Ga Ga GaFor a mid-summer week, the music CD release list is surprisingly bountiful. Spoon's Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga and Interpol's Our Love To Admire lead the pack of new releases, and I can also highly recommend St. Vincent's debut album, Marry Me, former Drive-By Trucker Jason Isbell's Sirens Of The Ditch (which includes my current favorite protest song, "Dress Blues"), and Patton Oswalt's comedy album Werewolves and Lollipops).

Reissues released this week include two Monkees remasters (Headquarters and Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd), as well as a remastered edition of M. Ward's Duet for Guitars 2.

Have I left anything noteworthy off the list? What new music releases can you recommend this week?

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Interpol @ Bowery Ballroom, June 2007 (more)
Interpol @ Bowery Ballroom

Interpol's next NYC show will be significantly bigger than their last one. It's at Madison Square Garden on September 14th - the big room - the one White Stripes & Muse are playing - the one Moz never made it to. The show is being promoted by "Bowery Presents". Will Interpol pull it off? Will you be there?

Stream the new Interpol album Our Love to Admire at MTV.com - it comes out for-real on July 10th. Hang out with Interpol and listen to the same album at Sweet & Viscous Bar in NYC on July 11th (free, 9pm-2am). Watch and listen to Interpol perform exclusively for AOL @ Spinner. Check out the video for "Heinrich Maneuver" below. Tour dates below too...

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DOWNLOAD: Adam Franklin - Seize the Day (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Adam Franklin - Syd's Eyes (MP3)

Adam FranklinDidn't see Byrne, Bowie or Reed in attendance at the Wilco concert at Warsaw last week, but Pavement's Stephen Malkmus was spotted, as was the slighly lesser known Adam Franklin. Admittedly I wouldn't have even recognized the ex-Swervedriver shoe-gazing frontman by myself, so I'm glad my friend not only pointed him out, but reminded me that Adam has a new solo album called Bolts of Melody - out 6/26/2007. Further research revealed that you can stream the entire album, and that Adam is playing at Mercury Lounge in NYC TONIGHT (July 2, 2007).

It's also worth noting that Adam has been collaborating with Interpol drummer Sam Fogarino on a project called The Setting Suns.

The Setting Suns will start recording their debut EP (Title TBA) in NYC this June. Among the tracks to be included is a cover of the Kinks' "The Way Love Used To Be", and an "epic" version of "Cold War Kids". Sam intends to play Adam's guitar whenever Adam leaves the room. Release is scheduled for the fall. Further details will be posted as they develop....................The duo met over dinner in NYC last winter, while being introduced by long time, mutual friend, Jack Rabid (The Big Takeover).
All AF tour dates below...

Continue reading "Adam Franklin (Swervedriver) MP3s, album stream & 2007 Tour Dates"

Song is kind of catchy, video is kind of weird...

Continue reading "VIDEO: Interpol - 'The Heinrich Maneuver'"

DOWNLOAD: Bloc Party - Banquet (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Bloc Party - Say it Right (Nelly Furtado) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Bloc Party vs. Gwen Stefani "What You Hunting For?" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Bloc Party vs. Coldplay "Hunting For Witches In My Place" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Bloc Party - I Still Remember (live @ FNX) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Bloc Party - Sunday (live @ FNX) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Bloc Party vs. Madonna "Groovecopter" (MP3)

Bloc Party continue their current U.S. tour (with the Maccabees) in Kansas City, Missouri tonight (Jun 11, 2007). They played the Stone Pony (moved from the Convention Hall) in Asbury Park, NJ on Thursday (June 7), and on Saturday (June 9) they played Live 105's BFD 2007 at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California.

Bloc Party @ Shoreline Amphitheater - June 9, 2007 (CRED)

Interpol, Queens of the Stone Age, Social Distortion, CSS, The Faint, The Bravery, Kaiser Chiefs, Silversun Pickups, Cold War Kids, and CSS were also on the relatively cheap bill. More BFD pics & BP tour dates below....

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Franz FerdinandIt's true. The small NYC show Franz Ferdinand promised, will take place at Bowery Ballroom on June 13, 2007. No ticket info yet. Interpol is supposedly going on at 10 tonight with just a DJ as opener. The video by Anna McCarthy of Franz Ferdinand covering LCD Soundsystem, below....

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Interpol @ Sasquatch! - May 27, 2007
Interpol @ Sasquatch

Interpol have added a NYC date, and it's at Bowery Ballroom! Tickets are on sale for the June 5th show. Password = gaius

more dates here. More on Interpol @ Sasquatch! here.

The following review of Day 2 (May 27, 2007) of the 2007 Sasquatch! Festival in George, Washington is brought to you by Jerry Yeti exclusively for BrooklynVegan.com. If you're just joining us, you may want to start with Day 1.

Sasquatch 2007

Blackalicious @ Sasquatch 2007

Things kicked off at the Gorge on Sunday with a few more blankets, a nice spot on the terraced grass, and a sweet DJ set by Mix Master Mike. This was followed up by the hip hop duo Blackalicious. Both of these acts got the early attendees jumping. Blackalicious brought out their "Alphabet Aerobics" with its increasingly sped up delivery, but it was "Rhythm Sticks" that got people truly moving. If the ground wasn't on bedrock, the floor would have given way under all that impact.

Bad Brains crowd @ Sasquatch 2007All warmed up, Bad Brains was the only set on Sunday we were sure not going to miss. While we waited near the epicenter of anticipated mayhem, one of their most enthusiastic fans attempted to get others around him equally as stoked. He singled out a small guy that -as he informed him- was going to be propelled into the air. And sure enough, when the band appeared, he launched the poor kid into the unsuspecting crowd behind him. No, the bedrock below him did not give way. As the mosh pit grew in size, so did the size of the guys thrashing around in it. One giant of a man wore a Professional Slam Wresting shirt and bulldozed his way around. H.R. is a startling front man, appearing quite tranquil despite the tumult below - like a prophet amidst a storm. Dashingly dressed, if you had a video on mute, you would be baffled by the calm on stage, and the reaction below.

Unfortunately that was the last full set on the main stage before Polyphonic Spree had to cease for the blustery wind. It got cold within minutes, and sundown was still four hours away. While the crew re-prepped the stage to handle the winds, and let the worst of them pass, people migrated over to Tokyo Police Club at the Wookie. The Toronto band sensed they were playing for a much larger crowd, and they delivered. Their invigoration and charm very likely won over a few new fans.....

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Interpol announced a July 20th show at the Music Box in Atlantic City. All tour dates below....

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