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by Andrew Sacher

Sonic Avenues
Sonic Avenues

Garage/punk label Dirtnap Records is releasing a new label sampler with a previously unreleased song from Montreal's Sonic Avenues, "New Vogues," as well as previously released material from The Marked Men, Radioactivity, Mind Spiders, Missing Monuments, Bad Sports, Sugar Stems and more. A full stream of the sampler premieres in this post, and you can listen below.

Dirtnap is also throwing a showcase in NYC on May 3 at Cake Shop with Sonic Avenues, Michigan's Legendary Wings, Houston's Something Fierce and Ottowa's Steve Adamyk Band. That show is totally FREE. More details on the flyer below.

The showcase is one of two NYC stops on Sonic Avenues' upcoming tour in support of their new album, Mistakes, due out on April 15. In addition to "New Vogues" from the Dirtnap sampler, you can get a taste of that new album from two other tracks, "In Your Head" and "Automatic," both streaming below. The songs are definitely of the scrappy garage punk style the label's become known for, but like labelmates The Marked Men, these are punk songs with a real strong pop side (though definitely not "pop punk"). Check them out.

Sonic Avenues' tour also hits Shea Stadium (5/2) the day before the Cake Shop show. Other bands TBA. They also play the Dirtnap showcase at Ottawa Explosion (6/12-15) with labelmates The Marked Men, Steve Adamyk Band, and Voicemail.

All of their dates are listed, with the song streams and their LP artwork, below...

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The Marked Men at Chaos in Tejas 2013 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Marked Men

Denton garage punk greats The Marked Men have been rather quiet lately, instead spending time on other projects like Radioactivity, Mind Spiders, High Tension Wires and many others. They haven't released an album since 2009's excellent Ghosts, and they haven't played NYC since 2006, but the latter will change when the band comes over for a Noisey-presented show at Saint Vitus on February 7. Tickets for the show are on sale now. It's their only scheduled date at the moment.

Watched some Marked Men videos below...

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still from "I Appear Missing" video
QOTSA

As mentioned, Queens of the Stone Age are releasing a new album, ...Like Clockwork, which is due out June 4 via Matador. They already released the first single, "My God Is The Sun," and now they've given us another... well half of it at least. A 30-second teaser for QOTSA track "I Appear Missing" aired on Adult Swim last night (5/5), and now the band have released a three-minute video for the track, but the album version is reportedly a six-minute song. You can watch the three-minute video below.

QOTSA will be playing some festivals this year like Philly's Made In America and Chicago's Lollapalooza.

Speaking of Adult Swim, they just released the free Garage Swim compilation, which features new music from Thee Oh Sees, King Tuff & Gap Dream, Jeff the Brotherhood, Black Lips, Mikal Cronin, King Khan and the Gris Gris, Mind Spiders, OBN IIIs, Weekend, Cheap Time, Bass Drum of Death, and more. You can download it for free HERE and stream the entire thing below.

We just posted pictures of King Khan at Austin Psych Fest. Weekend will return to NYC soon on their tour with No Joy. And Cheap Time will play NYC soon on their tour with Social Distortion.

QOTSA video and Garage Swim stream below...

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photos by Tim Griffin

Passion Pit
Fun Fun Fest 2011 - Day 1

It's now Saturday and Fun Fun Fun Fest's second day is already underway and streaming on Pitchfork.

Yesterday, Friday, while BBG was holding down the black stage (which Danzig eventually played), Tim (who ran into Ryan Gosling more than once), was handling most of the other music the Austin fest had to offer. A quick selection of Tim's pictures from Friday continues below...

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photos by BBG

Fun Fun Fun Fest

Four stages and more. Fun Fun Fun Fest truly is non-stop fun of many varieties. BBG spent most of Friday at the Black Stage (the one Danzig headlined). His pictures, including Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall, Murder City Devils, Russian Circles and the afterparty at Red 7, continue below...

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Slayer at Izod Center (photos by Samantha Marble)
Slayer

Slayer, Thee Oh Sees, Public Enemy, Girls, Danzig Legacy, (Danzig + Doyle von Frankenstein playing Misfits, Samhain & Danzig), Hot Snakes, Diplo, Major Lazer, Henry Rollins, Ted Leo & The Phramacists, Spank Rock, Murder City Devils, Hum, Lykke Li, Passion Pit, Four Tet, Rakim, The Damned, Austra, Purity Ring, and Flynt Flossy are just a few of the acts announced today as part of the Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011 lineup. Another amazing year! Check out the full lineup below and stay tuned for more announcements coming in August and September.

The new additions to the Austin, Texas festival, which takes place from 11/4 - 11/6, are in addition to the the previous "lineup leaks" that included Brian Posehn, Odd Future, Okkervil River, M83, X (performing "Los Angeles"), Reggie Watts, Flying Lotus, Tune-Yards, Ra Ra Riot, Kid Dynamite and others

2011 is the festival's sixth year, but first at its new home Auditorium Shores (no more Waterloo Park). Tickets are on sale now.

Slayer also has a NYC performance coming up with Metallica, Anthrax and Megadeth as part of the "Big Four" show at Yankee Stadium on 9/14. Tickets are still available.

Fun Fun Fun 2011 flyer and almost-full lineup is below.

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photos by Keith Marlowe and Harriet Roberts, words by BBG

Guitar Wolf
Chaos in Tejas

"I have just returned from seeing Guitar Wolf, the legendary jet rock and rollers from Japan. I have wanted to see this band since I first bought one of their albums at the seminal Wax Trax record store in Boulder, Colorado in 1998.(I think it was the first thing I ever got there oddly enough, along with a Motorhead compilation) So needless to say I was excited. I mean the thundering Link Wray riffs that made you ready to rumble with some Socs, the frenzied two to three minutes of every carnage filled song, and of course the amount of aliens killed in their cult film Wild Zero made me excited to see the men in black this evening.

And you know what...it wasn't that awesome." [nomoretvparty]

Saturday (AKA day three) had a few options during the day at Chaos in Tejas. Keith & Harriet took full advantage of those. First they caught sets by Tragedy with Mind Eraser (they missed Omegas) at a sold-out Emo's indoors before heading to Beerland to catch The Marked Men (again) with Night Birds. After a lull, the duo went back out to catch a show at Red 7 outdoors, where Guitar Wolf (who the above reviewer didn't enjoy) was playing with Off With Their Heads, Underground Railroad to Candyland, the Mind Spiders, Cheap Time, and the Hex Dispensers (who they missed). Pictures from their whole day are in this post.

If you missed it, check out more pictures from Chaos in Tejas Day 1 (part 1 HERE and part 2 HERE), Day 2 (part 1 HERE and part 2 HERE), and the rest of Day 3 before continuing, below...

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by Bill Pearis

Pete & the Pirates @ SXSW Convention Center
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Wednedsay, Thursday, Friday, and now Saturday...

"This is the weirdest gig we've ever played. I feel like we're in Las Vegas and you are all eating dinner." Pete & the Pirates singer Thom Sanders was remarking on the weirdness of playing the Dot Com Day Stage at 1PM in the Austin Convention Center. Folding chairs were set up near the stage, there were couches around the periphery, more the kind of place where some CEO reveals annual earnings than hearing some sprightly indie pop.

Yet Pete & the Pirates made it work, 'cause they're so damn good. (The bloody mary I was drinking probably also helped.) They charmed the pants off the room. We got a smattering of songs from their first album, and a few from One Thousand Pictures which is due out in May. This was a great way to start my final day of SXSW.

From there it was off to our final day party of the week, which we were throwing with our friends at the M for Montreal festival. The line-up was pretty sick, if I do say, with !!!, Weekend, Austra, Braids, PS I Love You, Braids, Trail of Dead, Owen Pallet and more. The weather had cooled off a bit making both the outside stage at Barbarella and Swan Dive more comfortable than Friday and it was a great afternoon of music. Highlights for me: Versus, who I'd seen the night before, a kick-ass set from !!! who I don't think I've seen play in three years, an abbreviated but great Suuns, and another killer set from Weekend. (Look for an interview with Weekend soon.) I wish I'd gotten there in time to see Montreal's quirky, funky Misteur Valaire who I heard were the perfect lead-in to !!! (editor's note: they were!).

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