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photo: Fuzz @ DbA, 2013 (more by Devan Council)
FUZZ at DbA

Fuzz, Ty Segall's proto-metal-ish trio, will release their second album, bluntly titled II, on October 23 via In the Red. You can stream two songs from it, "Rat Race" and "Polinate," below. The band, which has Ty on drums, will be touring this fall, including West Coast dates with Mudhoney and Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest. Dates also include East Coast shows, and the tour hits NYC's Bowery Ballroom on November 15. Tickets go on sale Friday (7/24) at noon. All Fuzz dates are listed, along with II's tracklist and artwork, below.

In other news, we mentioned before that Ty will be at Memphis' Gonerfest 12 under the guise of TY REX, his all T-Rex cover band that also features Denee Petracek and Ex-Cult's Alec McIntyre. Goner put out a TY REX 12" and 7" for Record Store Day in 2011 and 2013, respectively. Goner will reissue those on one disc on November 27, and that will also include a previously unreleased take on "20th Century Boy." You can stream "Buick Mackane" from it below.

Continue reading "Ty Segall's Fuzz releasing second LP & touring (dates, stream two songs); Goner releasing 'TY REX' expanded reissue"

by Andrew Sacher

photo: Pissed Jeans @ Baby's All Right - 5/9/15 (via Ciara Vesely)
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Pissed Jeans were last in NYC earlier this month for two shows at Baby's All Right (I caught the early show which was one of the wilder nights I've had at Baby's), and they're set to return this summer. Like they've done before, they'll open for their Sub Pop labelmates Mudhoney at The Bell House on July 12, which is one of two NYC shows on Mudhoney's tour.

Also on that Bell House show is NJ's The Black Clouds (not to be confused with DC's Black Clouds). Tickets are still available. Those bands are replacing Obits who dropped off because they broke up. (Two Obits members just formed a new band though.)

Mudhoney's other NYC show is July 6 at Bowery Ballroom with Pampers. Tickets for that one are still available.

List of Pissed Jeans tour dates, and a video, below...

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by Andrew Sacher

White Hills

NYC psych rockers White Hills released their newest album, Walks for Motorists, this week on Thrill Jockey, and they've now got a video for the song "No Will" premiering in this post. The video was directed by the band's own Ego Sensation, and the song is filled with all the '70s-style riffage we've come to expect from White Hills. Check it out below.

White Hills played a hometown show with Nude Beach last week, and they're now touring Europe. THat includes a run with Mudhoney around Primavera Sound, and the Iceland date has White Hills, Mudhoney and Godspeed You! Black Emperor. All dates are listed below.

Continue reading "White Hills made a video for "No Will" off the new LP (watch)"

The Sonics w/ Krist Novoselic (via Mady Kornegay)

Tacoma, WA garage rock legends The Sonics put out their first new album in almost 50 years last week, and they began their tour in support of it at Seattle's Moore Theater last night (4/2). Special guests were promised, and they turned out to indeed be very special. The band were joined by two fellow Washington musicians, who undoubtedly owe a thing or two to their hometown heroes. Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic joined for a few songs, including "Cinderalla." And Mark Arm of Mudhoney (who opened the show) sang lead with The Sonics on "Shot Down." Check out videos of those collaborations (via Diffuser.fm) below.

The Sonics' tour rolls into the NYC-area for shows on April 8 at Irving Plaza and April 9 at The Stone Pony. Tickets for both are still on sale. We're also giving away a pair to the NYC show on Facebook.

Updated dates are listed, with the videos, below...

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Bad news rock fans: Obits have called it quits. The band, that featured by Drive Like Jehu/Hot Snakes/etc's Rick Froberg and Edsel's Sohrab Habibion, let the world know via the above instagram, which said, "This bar is closed! We've succumbed, we've surrendered, we're visiting Davy Jones' Locker. Thanks for the grand time. Seriously. It was a gas." Some thought maybe, given the date (4/1), it was in jest, but they then posted on Facebook:

In case the jokey-seeming dispatch on All Fools' Day was confusing: OBITS IS DONE. We were lucky to have a good run. Thank you. Sincerely. And, not to worry, we'll continue to post relevant garbage & photos of Sohrab's cat.
Well that's a bummer. Obits were to have opened for Mudhoney at The Bell House in July but they're no longer playing. That's all she wrote. Guys we'll miss you. Stream Obits' three albums they made for Sub Pop below.

Froberg, who's back in San Diego these days, will be playing Coachella with the back-in-action Drive Like Jehu. Sohrab, meanwhile, has a new band in the works. Stay tuned.

In other Drive Like Jehu related band news, Rocket From the Crypt (who have some shows coming up) teamed with Sonny Vincent 11 years ago. Recordings they made at the time were never released, but will now see the light of day on April 28 through Swami Records.

Vintage Piss is the baby whose seed was planted on the 2003 Rocket From The Crypt US tour, which also paired some members of the band with legendary 1970s New York outta control rock 'n' roller Sonny Vincent. After the Swami release of Vincent's previous band Testors' Complete Discography, Speedo (John Reis), Ruby Mars (Mario Rubalcaba) and The Notorious ND (Andy Stamets) served as the man's backing band and slashed through his Testors repertoire resulting in a primo barrage of 1970s neo-proto-punk.

After one particularly meaty performance in Chicago amidst high fives and ass slaps signifying a job well done, the inspiration to write and record new songs struck. Back in San Diego, late 2003, the group incubated in Drag Racist Studio (where Rocket From The Crypt recorded Live From Camp X-Ray and Hot Snakes Suicide Invoice). They employed a steam-of-consciousness approach to making noise by recording songs and ideas live in the studio without rehearsal. With Vincent's voice and blazing, James Williamson-esque Les Paul attack leading the way, the band followed him into the punk abyss, emerging with a record that is both Sonny Vincent and Rocket From The Crypt. Unfortunately, the studio and Swami Records became buried by transition. It was to be the last thing recorded at Drag Racist before the studio shut its doors. The recording lay dormant, unmixed and unfinished.

With the 2013 reformation of Rocket From the Crypt and the continued rerelease of Sonny Vincent and Testors material, a rekindled interest in the lost artifact of rock 'n' roll led Swami to revisit these masters eleven years later. Tapes in various state of degradation were baked and restored to playability, resulting in the unearthing of a true forgotten gem. Produced and recorded by John Reis, mixed by Ben Moore, mastered by Dave Gardner at Magneto Mastering and featuring artwork by savage visionary Chris WeThreeClub, Vintage Piss is essential for fans of Rocket From The Crypt, Sonny Vincent, Testors and those attracted to the maverick, Cro-Magnon spirit of punk rock's beginnings.

You can check out the tracklist below.

Continue reading "Obits broke up (and not opening for Mudhoney); Sonny Vincent and Rocket From The Crypt releasing 'Vintage Piss'"

photo: Mudhoney @ MHOW, 2013 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
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So the Mudhoney show at Bowery Ballroom on July 6 with Pampers is the first date of a short East Coast run following their European tour. Those dates conclude with a second NYC show at The Bell House on July 12 with their Sub Pop pals Obits. Tickets for The Bell House and Bowery Ballroom go on sale Friday (2/27) at noon, with an AmEx presale for Bowery starting Wednesday at noon.

All dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Mudhoney add East Coast tour dates, including 2nd NYC show (at The Bell House with Obits)"

photo: Mudhoney @ MHOW, 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
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Speaking of Seattle grunge, Mudhoney are coming to NYC following their massive European tour and appearance at ATP Iceland. The band plays Bowery Ballroom on July 6 with support from local art-punks Pampers. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (2/27) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (2/25) at noon.

As mentioned, you can catch Pampers before the Mudhoney show when they open for The Pop Group at Rough Trade on March 16. Openers for The Pop Group's 3/17 Bowery Ballroom show hadn't been announced when we last posted, but it's now been announced as Regal Degal and YOU. Tickets for both shows are still available.

All of Mudhoney's upcoming tour dates are listed, along with a video of the band performing atop Seattle's Space Needle, below...

Continue reading "Mudhoney playing NYC with Pampers this summer after European tour (dates)"

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Though its festivals in the UK and the US are no longer, ATP Iceland is still going and returns in 2015 from July 2 - 4 at Ásbrú in Keflavík. Headlining the festival is Iggy Pop who, according to the festival, will be playing his first solo shows (as opposed to Iggy & the Stooges) in a decade. Drive Like Jehu (who are playing Coachella), Belle and Sebastian (ditto), and Godspeed You! Black Emperor are the other main headliners, and the rest of the lineup includes Run The Jewels, Mudhoney, Deafheaven, Iceage, Loop and more. Weekend tickets for ATP Iceland are on sale and check out the whole initial lineup, listed below.

Continue reading "Iggy Pop, Drive Like Jehu, Belle & Sebastian, Godspeed, Run the Jewels, Mudhoney & more playing 2015 ATP Iceland"

photos by James Richards IV, words by Zach Pollack & Milos Markicevic

Mineral / Patti Smith / Superchunk
Riot Fest 2014 - Day 3
Riot Fest 2014 - Day 3
Riot Fest 2014 - Day 3

Riot Fest Chicago wrapped up this past Sunday (9/14) with sets from The Cure, Weezer (playing Blue Album), Primus, Social Distortion, Cheap Trick (playing Heaven Tonight), Patti Smith, Mudhoney, Hot Snakes, Mineral, Lucero, Naked Raygun (playing Throb Throb), La Dispute, Superchunk, The Hold Steady, Kurt Vile, Bouncing Souls, The Front Bottoms, The Menzingers and many more.

I arrived at the final day of the festival to find New Jersey punk heroes The Bouncing Souls already on the Roots Stage, and NJ folk punks The Front Bottoms getting set to perform on the Rebel Stage. Having seen the former a few times, I went for the latter band and heard "Flashlight" as I approached the stage. Their early afternoon-yet-rabid crowd screamed the lyrics along to the song's stop-start chorus. The tongue-in-cheek Talon of the Hawk opener "Au Revoir (Adios)" came next, followed by mix of songs from that album and their 2011 self-titled LP. --ZP

Kurt Vile & The Violators were the next band I caught, over at the Riot Stage. Given that Sunday beared even better weather than Saturday had, opening with "Wakin on a Pretty Day" was an apt choice in full sun. The Violators proceeded to deliver a low-key and enjoyable set that touched on Wakin on a Pretty Daze, Smoke Ring for My Halo, and Childish Prodigy. After a bit of KV and co., I headed over to the Rebel Stage to catch The Hold Steady. The NYC crew kicked things off with "I Hope This Whole Thing Didn't Frighten You" from this year's Teeth Dreams, followed by the Boys and Girls in America favorite "Stuck Between Stations." The band flew by their usual M.O. -- flexing some muscle without coming off as too cheesy -- while pulling out tunes from their back catalog. --ZP

Next I went to catch Superchunk, and I arrived at the Riot Stage a bit prior to their set. In the meantime, I caught the last few songs of Billy Bragg's performance on the nearby Roots Stage. Before playing "The Milkman of Human Kindness," Bragg shared that he's out to become "the Pete Seegar of punk" and hopes to be performing into his 90s. He turned "There Is Power in a Union" into a sing-along and finished off with "A New England." Superchunk began with the No Pocky for Kitty tune "Cast Iron," followed by the one-two punch of "Digging For Something" and "FOH." It was back to No Pocky... for "Punch Me Harder," and then Mac asked the crowd to sing along during "Learned To Surf." "I'm gonna need you to repeat after me, in the age-old tradition of repeating after people on stage, he quipped. Their 11-song set came to a close with "Slack Motherfucker" into "Precision Auto." --ZP

Michigan post-hardcore crew La Dispute were up next at the far-from-everything Rock Stage. The four-piece were heavy on this year's great Rooms of the House, and began their 10-song set with "HUDSONVILLE, MI 1956," "Stay Happy There," and "First Reactions After Falling Through the Ice" from the LP falling within the first five they played. Their meditative grooves quickly won over the large crowd they had gathered at the stage. My next target after La Dispute was the Rise Stage, where whiskey-soaked Memphis crew Lucero would soon begin their late afternoon set. I only stuck around for a few songs, but I got to hear some of my favorites from the start, including "On My Way Downtown" into "Nights Like These." --ZP

La Dispute's crowd
Riot Fest 2014 - Day 3

After Lucero, it was back over to the Rock Stage for reunited Austin emo band Mineral. The band quietly took the stage and delivered an excellent set that was split evenly between their 1997 debut The Power of Failing and 1998's EndSerenading. Highlights included their heavier moments found within the brief "Five, Eight, & Ten," "For Ivadell," and "Gloria," and also the more subdued offerings like "Love Letter Typewriter." Mineral were one of the best emo bands out there, and it's great to see them return sounding great. --ZP

One of my most anticipated sets of the three-day fest was Patti Smith's 6PM performance on the Riot Stage. Patti was born in Chicago not all that far from the stage she occupied, and spoke about coming to the park with her mother as a very young child. She and her band opened with "Dancing Barefoot" into the Horses tune "Redondo Beach." A cover of John Lennon and Yoko Ono's "Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)" came next, followed by "Pissing in a River." Along with a select few others, Patti Smith fully embodies the spirit of Riot Fest. --ZP

While Zach was over at Patti Smith on the Riot Stage, I was at the Rise Stage for Mudhoney. The grunge grandfathers ripped through their set and barely stopped to catch their breath. Drummer Dan Peters was a beast on drums throughout the set, and at one point the band even made way for a brief drum solo, bringing in the fuzz at the climax. You would think Mark Arm's vocal style would have wrecked his pipes after all these years but the guy sounded just as good as he did on the band's debut album. The definite highlight of set was the band's classic "Touch Me I'm Sick" which left everyone floored. --MM

If Patti Smith carries the ethos of Riot Fest, then Primus serve to represent the festival's large carnival presence. Les Claypool was transfixed on the ferris wheel he faced from the stage and spoke at length about how beautiful it was and how lucky they were to be performing near it. He later prompted guitarist Larry LaLonde to do a solo inspired by the wheel. Unlike when I saw them in 2013, Primus shed their jammy approach of late for the tighter feel of their early material. This shift was aided by stand-in timekeeper Danny Carey, who delivered a fast-handed, rigid performance. The trio opened with the Sailing the Seas of Cheese cut "Those Damned Blue-Collar Tweekers," followed by the driving LP number "Here Come the Bastards." The tweaky Brown Album song "Over the Falls" was also played, as well as more favorites like "My Name Is Mud," and set endcap "Jerry Was a Race Car Driver." --ZP

Weezer were one of the albums billed to play a classic album (The Blue Album), but first they warmed up with some of their more recent singles, steadily going back in time with each song. The band played "Pork and Beans," "Beverly Hills," "Island In The Sun," "Hash Pipe," "El Scorcho" and others before getting to 1994, the year of The Blue Album. Everything prior to The Blue Album's performance felt like filler as everyone, including myself, sang along to every Blue Album song, most loudly to "Buddy Holly" which some fans begged to be played again. Weezer performed flawlessly while their stage lights bathed everyone in blue light, keeping in theme of the album's color. It was amazing seeing the band perform The Blue Album-- one of my favorite 90s albums-- in its entirety. I only wish they could've squeezed in Pinkerton right after. --MM

Pics and review of day 1 are HERE and day 2 are HERE. More day 3 pictures below...

Continue reading "Riot Fest Chicago day 3 in pics (Weezer, Primus, Patti Smith, Mineral, Superchunk, Bouncing Souls, Hold Steady, more)"

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Riot Fest Chicago 2014 is set to take place from September 12-14 throughout Humboldt Park. The 10th anniversary of the festival features Jane's Addiction, Slayer, The Offspring, Pussy Riot (Nadya Tolokonnikova & Masha Alekhina), Mastodon, The Murder City Devils, Failure, Title Fight, The National, The Flaming Lips, Wu-Tang Clan, Descendents, The Cure, Weezer, Social Distortion, Primus, Patti Smith, and many more across seven-stages. The fest has now shared daily lineups, which you can scope out at the bottom of this post. Three-day and two-day passes are still available, and single-day tickets are on sale now.

Denver single day tickets are on sale too. Day-by-day lineups HERE.

Toronto single day tickets are also on sale. Day-by-day lineups HERE.

RFC 2014 daily lineups lie after the jump...

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Reigning Sound at Wicker Park Fest 2013 (more by Lindsey Best)
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As you may know, Memphis garage rockers Reigning Sound are releasing their new LP, Shattered, on July 15 via Merge (their first for the label), and they've been touring in support of it. That tour hit NYC for a show at Brooklyn Bowl last week (5/22). It has since been expanded and will bring them back here for a larger show on August 28 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for the Bowery Ballroom show go on sale Friday (5/30) at noon with an AmEx presale starting today (5/28) at noon.

That NYC show is just before they play the Harvest Records 10th Anniversary festival in Asheville, NC (8/28-30) which also includes The Clean, Lee Fields, Mudhoney, Michael Hurley, Angel Olsen, Mount Eerie, The Sadies, Hiss Golden Messenger, DIsappears, Kevin Morby, Quilt, Pete Swanson, William Tyler, Sonny & the Sunsets, Axxa/Abraxas and many more. Full lineup below. 3-day passes are on sale now and single day passes go on sale in June.

All Reigning Sound dates are listed, with the Harvest lineup, below...

Continue reading "Reigning Sound expand tour, playing NYC before Harvest Records 10th Anniversary festival (dates & lineup)"

Riot Fest

The initial lineup for Riot Fest Toronto was recently announced, and since then the Riot Fest Chicago (Sept. 12-14) and Riot Fest Denver (Sept. 19-21) lineups were announced as well.

Chicago has The Cure, Jane's Addiction, The National, Weezer, The Flaming Lips, Social Distortion, Slayer, Wu-Tang Clan, Descendents, Tegan & Sara, Metric, the reunited Samhain (!), Cheap Trick, Pussy Riot (Nadya Tolokonnikova & Masha Alekhina), Patti Smith, Taking Back Sunday, Mastodon, Afghan Whigs, Naked Raygun, Cock Sparrer, Superchunk, Lucero, Murder City Devils, Mudhoney, Failure, Hot Snakes, Thurston Moore, Get Up Kids, Kurt Vile, Wavves, ALL, Mineral, Title Fight, Samiam, Menzingers, Front Bottoms, Pianos Become the Teeth, Bouncing Souls, Buzzcocks, Gogol Bordello, Stiff Little Fingers and many more. Tickets are on sale now.

Denver also has The Cure, The National, Weezer, Social Distortion, The Flaming Lips, Slayer, Wu-Tang Clan, Taking Back Sunday, Lucero, Failure, Hot Snakes, ALL, Mineral, Menzingers, Pianos Become the Teeth, Bouncing Souls, Buzzcocks, Gogol Bordello, Stiff Little Fingers plus Primus, TV on the Radio, Glassjaw, Bob Mould, Violent Femmes and more. Tickets are on sale now.

Full Chicago and Denver lineups below...

Continue reading "Riot Fest 2014 Chicago & Denver lineups (The Cure, Samhain, Patti Smith, Get Up Kids, Wu-Tang, Flaming Lips, MANY more)"

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Of all the Record Store Day 2014 exclusives, the one now going for the most dough on the internet is Jack White's "Lazaretto" -- aka the "World's Fastest Released Record" which was recorded live, mastered and pressed in about three hours on Saturday (4/19). One copy already sold for a whopping $649.99 on eBay. If you just want to hear the thing, White has put it on YouTube and you can listen to that -- and watch a making-of video and check out the tracklist to his new album -- below.

Other profitable RSD14 flips were the Mudhoney Live at KEXP test pressing ($500); the R.E.M. Unplugged Box set (going for around $200), and the eight-LP Cake box set (averaging around $400 so it breaks down to $50 per LP).

Stream Jack White's "Lazaretto" RSD single below...

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photos by Chris Graham

Arcade Fire / Hives / fans at Big Day Out, 1/19/2014
Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014
Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014
Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

'Song 2' by Blur plays loudly over the P.A. right before Arcade Fire starts. Woo-hoo! Oh, how we laugh. Their twilight set is masterful. Ten musicians on stage throughout. A diverse range of material plucked from their four albums. Plenty of shiny stage props to look at. To me they've always felt like a band moments away from crashing and burning under the weight of their own pretension but their songs are just too damn good for it to matter. 'Reflektor', in particular, is a monster live: dramatic, immersive, surprising. They're afforded 90 minutes on stage and it's time well-spent, though newie 'We Exist' is pretty dreary. I get the sense that the players love the material as much as the crowd does - which might sound like a weird thing to say. But I find that most bands play to the audience, revelling in the mechanics of the performance itself, rather than playing for the fans and allowing some of that intangible 'magic' to rain down like so much glitter fired from cannons - [The Vine]
While we're in the depths of winter in North America, its prime summer festival season in Australia. The Big Day Out is one of Australia's premier music fests, and occurs in five cities over two weeks, kicking off at Gold Coast's Metricon Stadium & Carrara Parklands on January 19, featuring Arcade Fire, Pearl Jam, Snoop Dogg, Deftones, The Hives, Mudhoney, Tame Impala and lots more. We've got a set of pictures from the Gold Coast show in this post.

More below...

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Chelsea Light Moving at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
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Thurston Moore, the guitar visionary of Sonic Youth, Chelsea Light Moving and many other collaborations (he just wrapped up a residency at The Stone with various collaborators), is set to receive The Fly's Living Legend Award in London this February, and ahead of that The Fly asked him to list his Favorite Songs of All Time.

That list includes songs by Patti Smith, Teenage Jesus & the Jerks, T. Rex, Nirvana, Dinosaur Jr, Lou Reed, Beach Boys, David Bowie, Minor Threat, Black Flag and more. Check out his full list below...

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by Bill Pearis

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I've been reading a lot of music books of late, spurred on by travel, TV shows being on hiatus and my realization that there were some cool new books out. It kicked off with Morrissey's Autobiography and has kept going (with much better books, to be honest). So it seemed like a good opportunity to round up some of the year's more notable releases, including books about Everything But the Girl, Johnny Cash, 4AD Records, The KLF, and one that attempts to take in the entirety of the modern pop era. Check out the list below...

Continue reading "Tracey Thorn, The KLF, Johnny Cash, Mudhoney, Donald Fagen, 'Yeah Yeah Yeah,' & more in 2013 music book roundup"

Delta Spirit (more by Tracy Allison)
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The list of announced NYC New Year's Eve shows is growing and now includes Delta Spirit at Brooklyn Bowl, the band's only announced show at the moment. Openers TBA. Tickets go on sale until 11/18.

Looking for something to do in Chicago? Death will be at Reggie's.

Philly gets Swearin and Screaming Females.

The Breeders will be in Austin.

Washed Out plays Atlanta.

San Francisco gets the Melvins and Mudhoney at the Great American Music Hall Melvins also tour Australia in December. All dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Delta Spirit playing Brooklyn Bowl New Year's Eve; Melvins & Mudhoney playing San Francisco; Chicago gets Death"

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If you were to ask Danny Bland what being a junkie musician in early '90s Seattle was all about, you'd probably get an earful. Having logged time as the bassist of Cat Butt and the Dwarves, as well as countless miles road-managing the likes of Dave Alvin, Greg Dulli, and Mark Lanegan, one can assume Bland has more than a few personal accounts of rock-'n'-roll neurosis to share. So when I finished perusing the jacket notes and figured out his literary debut was a novel, In Case We Die (Fantagraphics, 240 pages, $26.99), I was deeply curious and slightly annoyed. Fiction? Why? - [Willamette Week]
Danny Bland's In Case We Die is fictional but comes from real, hard life experience. The book was published by Fantagraphics and the audio book is rather special, with chapters read by an amazing group of musicians, actors and comedians, including Aimee Mann, Steve Earle, Greg Dulli, Mudhoney's Mark Arm, Marc Maron, Memphis Three survivor Damien Echols, actor Donal Logue, and more. You can preview some of the audio book below.

Bland is currently on a book tour which includes two appearances in NYC: September 26 at East Village bar Manitoba's and October 1 at Bookcourt in Brooklyn. The book tour dates also promise "surprise guests from the audiobook" at "select cities." All dates are listed below.

Continue reading "Seattle scene vet Danny Bland wrote a novel, touring; audiobook read by Marc Maron, Aimee Mann & more; tour has 2 NYC stops"

Goner Fest

As mentioned, Goner Fest 10 happens September 26 - 29 in Memphis, TN. Since we last spoke, the festival added artists to its lineup including Japan's Guitar Wolf (who play NYC after), Wreckless Eric, Tyvek, Quintron & Miss Pussycat, Ex-Cult, The Blind Shake, and more. Those artists join previously discussed names like Mudhoney, Destruction Unit, Cosmic Psychos (who are touring), Cheap Time, and others. Tickets for the festival are on sale now.

The full schedule was just announced too, and you can check that out below.

Continue reading "Goner Fest 10 full schedule & tickets (additions include Guitar Wolf, Wreckless Eric, Tyvek & more)"

Preservation Hall Jazz Band at GoogaMooga 2012 (more by Chris La Putt)
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Surrounding the release of their new album, That's It (stream it), My Morning Jacket collaborators Preservation Hall Jazz Band will be doing a week-long residency with "surprise special guests" at McKittrick Hotel, home of Sleep No More. The residency kicks off tonight (7/7), and continues every night through Saturday (7/13). Tickets, which include a copy of the new album, for each night are available.

The band were also initially supposed to play the legendary Apollo Theatre (7/11) this week too, but that show has been rescheduled for November 16. Tickets for that show are available, and all tickets purchased for 7/11 will be honored.

They're also going to be on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon this week, performing as the musical guest on July 8. And, members of the band will appear with house band The Roots on the July 9 episode, for which Mudhoney will be the musical guest.

All PHJB dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Preservation Hall Jazz Band kicking off McKittrick Hotel residency, rescheduled Apollo Theater show for November"

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

Mudhoney / Pissed Jeans @ MHOW 5/11/2013
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Grunge godfathers Mudhoney teamed with noisy punk favorites Pissed Jeans for a show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on May 11. The show was part of  the band's tour that both supports their new album, Vanishing Point, as well as their 25th anniversary together. Mark Arm and crew blasted through more than 20 songs, including an encore that featured vocal help from an old friend of the band and a finale cover of Black Flag's "Fix Me." The MHOW show was their first stop in NYC on this tour, and played Bowery Ballroom on Sunday (5/12) with Endless Boogie (pics coming soon), as well as made an appearance on WFMU.

Mudhoney have a few days off, but will head to Europe next week for a string of dates before returning stateside for more shows in July. All known dates, which include Sub Pop Anniversary and Gonerfest, are listed, along with more pictures from MHOW, below...

Continue reading "Mudhoney played NYC twice (pics & setlist from MHOW with Pissed Jeans)"

Pissed Jeans at SXSW 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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Noise punks Pissed Jeans have been on tour this year in support of their new album, Honeys, and that tour just hit NYC last month for a headlining show at Bowery Ballroom with Roomrunner and Yi. This week, they'll be returning to NYC for a show at the similarly-sized Music Hall of Williamsburg on Saturday (5/11), but this time it's to open for their Sub Pop labelmates Mudhoney.

That show is part of Mudhoney's tour which also hits Bowery Ballroom on Sunday (5/12) with Endless Boogie. Tickets for both NYC shows are still available.

All Pissed Jeans dates are listed, along with videos from both bands, below...

Continue reading "Pissed Jeans opening for Mudhoney and playing other shows"

by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Goner Records

Goner Fest returns for its aluminum anniversary (10th) and Goner Records' china anniversary (20th, thanks Wikipedia!) with some great names in it's initial lineup. The annual festival in Memphis, Tennessee will go down on Sept 26 -29 and play host to sets from names like Mudhoney, Destruction Unit, legendary Aussie punks Cosmic Psychos, related act The Onyas, plus CC Riders, Head, Cheap Time and Buck Biloxi & the Fucks, with many many more still to be announced. Ticketing info is also still TBA.

Speaking of Mudhoney and anniversaries, the band must be the go-to for weddings, bar mitzvahs, retirement parties and special celebrations at this point. Mudhoney is also on board to play the upcoming silver anniversary of Sub Pop in Seattle in addition to a few other tour dates, though rumors of an additional appearance at an NYC area bris outside of their previously discussed their two NYC shows is yet unconfirmed. Tickets are still available for that May 11 show at Music Hall of Williamsburg and May 12 show at Bowery Ballroom.

Sub Pop Silver Jubilee

While Sub Pop officially began in 1986, their offices opened in 1988 which they're using as an excuse to celebrate royally:

Sub Pop Records is visibly full of itself in sharing the initial lineup for our 25th anniversary celebration, the Sub Pop Silver Jubilee, to be held July 13th in Seattle, Washington. The event will feature music and comedy performances from artists from the label's roster and beyond, both past and present.
And pat their own back they will, the Sub Pop Silver Jubilee snagging appearances from Mudhoney (who play NYC soon), Greg Dulli, J Mascis, Father John Misty (him too), Shabazz Palaces with THEESatisfaction (ditto), Pissed Jeans (and them), The Baptist Generals (yep), ShearwaterBrothers of the Sonic Cloth (feat. Tad Doyle) and Endino's Earthworm (with Jack Endino). The show is FREE and open to the public (all ages), and scheduled to go down on July 13 at Airport Way in Seattle's Georgetown neighborhood. Additional bands (like maybe The Postal Service???) and events will be announced.

If you're going, a suggested $5 donation at collection stations at the Jubilee will get you a limited-edition tote bag, set to benefit "local charities like 90.3FM KEXP, Northwest Harvest and the Northwest Parkinson's Foundation."

Sub Pop are also celebrating 25 years by releasing Sub Pop 1000 for Record Store Day 2013. Inspired by the label's landmark 1986 compilation Sub Pop 100, it features contributions by Peaking Lights, Ed Schrader's Music Beat, Starred and more, all exclusive to this compilation. It's on silver vinyl with an 11"x11" booklet and a MP3 download coupon. Limited to 5,000 copies worldwide.

Speaking of Baptist Generals, in addition to their shows with Mountain Goats, they're playing a headlining show at Mercury Lounge on June 6. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today (4/10) at noon with the regular on-sale happening on Friday at noon.

Tracklist for Sup Pop 1000, plus details of the Silver Jubilee event, are below.

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Mudhoney at Bowery Ballroom, Sept. 2010 (more by Chris Gersbeck)
Mudhoney

Seattle rock icons Mudhoney are celebrating their 25th anniversary as a band this year and, as mentioned, have a new album, Vanishing Point, coming out on April 2 via Sub Pop. Mark Arm and the rest of the band had already announced some tour dates (mostly overseas) in support of the new album, and they've just expanded that tour to include some Northeast US dates before crossing the pond.

The new dates include one in Boston and two in NYC, which happen on May 11 at Music Hall of Williamsburg and May 12 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets to both NYC shows go on AmEx presale on Wednesday (2/13) with the regular on-sale happening Friday (2/15) at noon. Updated dates are listed below...

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