Entries tagged with: Morrissey
DOWNLOAD: Red Cortez - World At Rest (MP3)
The music that [Red Cortez] makes is an odd mash of a multitude of things - including beat poetry, ragtag clothing, the fertile hope of equality, The Black Crowes, The Walkmen, peace marches and that audacity of human content that the new president-elect has been talking about and which has been a calling card since the 60s. [Daytrotter]After Morrissey-touring, and before they hit the road with The Tallest Man, Red Cortez will play around six shows in Austin for SXSW. Those include the My Old Kentucky Blog official showcase at Radio Room, and Mess With Texas.
The Tallest Man on Earth will be at SXSW too, and one of the seven shows he's playing is Roky Erickson's seventh annual Psychedelic Ice Cream Social with Okkervil River who will be playing with Roky. The flyer, full lineup, some videos, and all tour dates below...
I guess some of this is technically old news, but I never realized it until this week. Morrissey, currently not actually on tour (he got to the US on March 6th after cancelling four shows, played one night, and then cancelled two more), was supposed to be touring with Massachusetts' neo-soul wonder-kid Eli Paperboy Reed. This was confirmed by Eli himself in a lemmingtrail posting. On December 5th Eli described the opportunity as "Totally nuts". Three posts later he wrote, "Yeah its insane. No animal products on our rider anymore!" (I like that part). BUT... Flash forward 8 dissapointing days later. Eli posted:
Eli - 12/13/08 - 2:30 amThat does suck. That also explains why Eli is available to play the Bell House (3/12, TONIGHT), SXSW, and a whole bunch of other shows this month including March 28th at Maxwell's.
This isn't happening....Morrisey came to our show in London and said that we weren't right for his tour. Apparently on his last tour he kicked off the opening band after the first show so at least that didn't happen. I'm pretty bummed
That also explains why Bill Pearis' partly-published list of UK bands playing NYC this month included a band (that I am now just first posting about) called the Courteeners, who in addition to playing Mercury Lounge on March 17th, are in North America because they're touring with Morrissey (as opposed to being here because they're playing SXSW like most of their countrymen). And yes, Morrissey is a fan:
"Every song was very strong and full of hooks and dynamics. So many groups in England, they're hyped and they're all over the press, but they don't actually have any songs, they don't really have anything to offer ... But it's different with The Courteeners."As much as I feel bad for Eli, at least the Moz is keeping it real. Eli is probably over it anyway. He's got better things to think about, like, eleven shows at SXSW, and...his major label record contract...
After releasing his debut album through Somerville's Q Division last year, Brookline native Eli "Paperboy" Reed this week signed a major-label deal with Virgin Records.All Eli Paperboy Reed dates HERE. All Courtneeners dates (including the three NYC shows with Morrissey that are hopefully still happening) (but not including any Morrissey dates before NYC - Red Cortez are the band opening, or not opening, the beginning of Morrissey's tour) and a video, below...
Reed spread the news earlier today via the Lemmingtrail music and arts message board.
"After what seemed like forever of contract negotiations on Tuesday I finally signed with EMI/Virgin Records," Reed wrote. "I am really psyched to start working on another record and to make the best damn record I've ever made. 2009 is going to be a good year, I think."
Reed wrote that his Virgin deal does not include his seven-piece backing band, the True Loves, due to their unstable lineup. But he added he will continue to work with them under some sort of "sharing agreement." Terms of the contract were not revealed. [Boston Herald]
"I have survived the interrogation of Atlanta's Immigration officials and Myrtle Beach shall have me tonite (Friday), and the world from then onwards ... if the world can take it. One of the many penalties of being human is that tours often take a military push to start, well, all of our answers will be in our songs tomorrow night. The bloodbath starts at 7.30. Life is testing you out. Be ready for anything." -MorrisseyMorrissey already had to cancel the first four dates of the tour - all Florida shows -
Along with the Moz, the week's music release list is filled with other quality offerings from singer-songwriters. Benjy Ferree's Come Back to the Five & Dime, Bobby Dee Bobby Dee is one of the most pleasantly surprising albums of the year so far for me. I have been a huge fan of Ana Egge for years, and her new album, Road to My Love, is filled with her most personal and intimate songwriting yet. Alela Diane's To Be Still is simply one of my favorite albums of 2009. M. Ward's Hold Time is also in stores tomorrow.
Other albums I have heard and can recommend include Asobi Seksu's Hush, Bloodkin's Baby They Told Us We Would Rise Again, Eleni Mandell's Artificial Fire, Robyn Hitchcock's Goodnight Oslo, and Tommy Keene's In the Late Bright.
What new releases can you recommend? Have I left anything off the list?
Find your event, and look for the Ticket + "Years of Refusal" iTunes download ($9.99 added). After purchasing, you'll receive a code to download the digital album on iTunes when it's released.Tickets for all four NYC-area shows go on sale Friday at 11:00 AM.
Offer valid Thursday 1/8/09 10AM - 10PM local
venue time for the following cities:
New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
New York, NY - Webster Hall
Mashantucket, CT - MGM Grand at Foxwoods
Offer valid Friday 1/9/09 10AM - 10PM local venue time for the following cities:
Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Club/The Rave/Eagles Ballroom.
NYC-area Morrissey tickets are going on sale Friday. Bowery Ballroom (21+), Webster Hall (18+), and Wellmont Theatre (all ages) go on sale at
noon 11:00. Carnegie Hall's sale also starts at 11am (also all ages). All four shows are presented by The Bowery Presents. Ticket prices are above. All dates are HERE.
Umbrella Head (by Neil101)
Tickets are on sale for a March 26th show at BB King's called "Morrissey Afterparty-The Sons & Heirs-Tribute To Morrissey +The Smiths". March 26th is the day Morrissey is supposed to play Carnegie Hall which is the day after he's supposed to play Webster Hall which is four days after he's supposed to play Bowery Ballroom. All dates HERE.
Morrissey will release "Years of Refusal" in the US February 17, 2009 on Attack/Lost Highway. "Years of Refusal" will be Morrissey's first studio album since 2006's UK #1 "Ringleader of the Tormentors". In February, Morrissey will begin the US leg of his world tour that includes rare intimate club dates. ...As previously posted, Morrissey is playing Carnegie Hall on March 26th, but that's just one of THREE NYC shows. All dates below...
...Fans can pre-order "Years of Refusal" and get the opportunity to buy tickets through Ticketmaster 24 hours before they go on sale to the general public. On sale for select dates begins this Friday December 19.
'Years of Refusal' - the new studio album from Morrissey - will be released on February 16th, 2009, preceded by the single 'I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris', released on February 9th.Morrissey-solo.com is reporting a rumored NYC show at Carnegie Hall on March 26th with Eli 'Paperyboy' Reed. Whether that info is exactly correct or not, it is true that Morrissey is touring the U.S. in March. Tickets for a few dates are already listed at Ticketmaster.
'I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris' will be supported by two new songs 'Because Of My Poor Education' and 'Shame Is The Name', the latter featuring additional vocals by Chrissie Hynde.
Chrissie Hynde also has some upcoming shows scheduled. All known Morrissey dates below...
Morrissey played on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson the past two nights in a row. Both videos below...
Among the remaining new releases, I can recommend De Novo Dahl's Move Every Muscle, Make Every Sound (streaming at AOL), Elf Power's In a Cave, Plants And Animals' Parc Avenue, A Silver Mt. Zion's 13 Blues for Thirteen Moons, and Under Byen's Siamesisk.
On the reissue front, five Jesus & Mary Chain remasters (Automatic, Darklands, Honey's Dead, Psychocandy, Stoned & Dethroned) were at the top of my preorder list this week. Evan Dando fans can pick up a collector's edition of the remastered Lemonheads' It's a Shame About Ray, which comes with a bonus DVD.
What new releases are you picking up?
FOC @ SXSW 2006 (CRED)
If you've been to SXSW, this documentary is hilarious. If you like Flight of the Conchords, this documentary is hilarious. If you haven't been to SXSW, this documentary is still hilarious, but also educational (in that it will give you some idea of what it's like to go). If you hate Flight of the Conchords, maybe don't watch...
I'm running a little behind again today...
Bigmouth has struck again and, heaven knows, he’s miserable now.
Morrissey is suing the NME and its editor for defamation after the music magazine quoted him on its cover this week as saying: “The Gates of England are flooded. The country’s been thrown away.”
The magazine lambasts the former Smiths frontman for taking a “naive and inflammatory” stance on immigration by employing language that “dangerously echoes” the British National Party’s current manifesto.
Morrissey’s reported comments come 15 years after the NME accused him of experimenting with racist imagery in some of his solo songs and by draping himself in a Union Jack at a gig in Finsbury Park, North London. The singer, 48, says that his words have been taken out of context and now, after one of the most intense relationships in British music, Morrissey and the NME could be heading for the High Court. [TimesOnline]
Kristeenyoung tour dates below....
Morrissey's band dressed down for Halloween - Oct 31, 2007 (CRED)
I have nothing but love for Morrissey. That said, this quote is kind of funny...
...And while Morrissey has tended to stay off the road for long periods, the upcoming break will last only a few months, given the high demand to see the man in person.Previously
"He'll be back out in January," Mercuriadis says. "We'll take a short break and then start again in March." [Billboard]
* lots of fun Morrissey stuff
My band, KRISTEENYOUNG, have been asked to leave the Morrissey tour.(Thx Anthony). Girlfriend In A Coma are taking their place for the next four shows - Vetiver are not .
Although I have been advised not to respond or issue a statement, my feelings are that I must. We have been asked to leave because of something I said on stage at The Hammerstein Ballroom, in New York City, this past Tuesday night. Unfortunately, the statement has been perceived as being profane (when, actually, one of the two words in question is a scientific term found in junior high, health class text books, and the other word, I feel most would agree, is lightweight slang) or defamatory. What I said was part of a thread of stage statements I made throughout our set. They were metaphorical and overstated to make an artistic point. The "offending" statement, in particular, was in no way a literal statement, and was very much in keeping with the tone of my writing in general. I reach for beauty and intelligence in my lyrics, but try to retain a bit of the everyday in them. Maybe the statement was a bit TOO everyday. Maybe I misjudged… but I meant no harm. I love Morrissey with all of my heart, soul, body, spirit, to the core of my existence and always will. These will be the only words I will ever write or speak on the subject ever again. Please don't ask for an interview or e-mail me with questions. Thanks to those who understand and who are brave enough to say so.
Friday, October 26, 2007
DOWNLOAD: Vetiver - Luna Sea (MP3)
random photo of Andy of Vetiver & Michael Lachowski of Pylon (VIA)
UPDATE: Minutes after I posted that Vetiver ARE opening for Morrissey, Vetiver sent out a second message. Now they are NOT opening for Morrissey....
Subject: ok...now this is just plainly ridiculousContinued below.....
ok, so....basically we just got a call a half hour ago to find out that we in fact ARE NOT now opening for Morrissey after all. as it turns out, friends of his, a NYC band called "Girlfriend In A Coma" are now opening up the shows, and
Morrissey has apparently apologized and told us that he is "very, very sorry",
that he likes Vetiver very much, but that "it just doesn't make sense".
you're telling me!
so anyway, no hard feelings, we're all actually very excited to head home and get some rest, and i'm sure all of this will be for the best.
tour w/ Morrissey? we Never Had No One Ever!
love to you all,
Morrissey @ Hammerstein Ballroom - Oct 22, 2007 (CRED)
Morrisey played Monday night and Tuesday night. Morrissey plays again Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Some of these shows were reduced in price at various times. This time it's for the Sunday show. "Beginning Thursday, October 25th at noon, purchase $20.00 Tickets for the October 28th show - while supplies last. Tickets can be purchased at The Irving Plaza Box Office, Ticketmaster locations, charge-by-phone, and ticketmaster.com."
Morrissey @ HB, NYC - Oct 23, 2007 (CRED)
Andy Rourke of the Smiths is playing with an English band called Polytechnic at Mercury Lounge in NYC on November 16th. Morrissey of the Smiths played his second of five shows at Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC last night (Oct 23, 2007). Set List below..
DOWNLOAD: Morrissey - I Like You (MP3)
Morrissey @ Hammerstein Ballroom, NYC - Oct 22, 2007 (CRED)
Morrissey began his 5-night stand at Hammerstein Ballroom on Monday night with an energetic and powerful performance. Clearly understanding the disappointment at his cancellation of the June concert, Morrissey said “our little donkey finally made it to New York City, thanks for your patience, thanks for waiting” after the third number. He proceeded to deliver a set tight with recent numbers and weighed heavy on the back end with Smiths favorites, including the rare “Death of a Disco Dancer” from Strangeways. [NYCTaper taped it]Set list and more below....
So, Morrissey cancelled an MSG show, and then announced 5 new NYC shows at the smaller (but still big) Hammerstein Ballroom. Tickets are & were like a gazillion dollars, and then tickets for one of those shows - the October 23rd one - were reduced to $20 (but then were really $22) (+ charges). Then the October 22nd one went down to $32.00 (+ charges), and NOW (just a few days later) the October 22nd one went down again - this time to $20 (but will it be $22?). They go on sale at the reduced rate on Tuesday October 16th @ 10am.
Thanks for the reminder! ANOTHER Morrissey show was reduced in price yesterday. You can now get tickets for the October 22nd show at Hammerstein Ballroom for only $32 (+ Ticketmaster charges). The other show that went on sale was October 23rd. He's playing 5 NYC shows total. Is anyone going to all of them?