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by Bill Pearis

The View

Scottish band The View caused a bit of a stir in 2007 with their single "Wasted Little DJs" and for being somewhat enfant terribles (they were all in high school at the time). Since then, they've released four albums, including last year's Cheeky for a Reason and you can stream a few tracks from that below.

All four of their albums were Top 20 hits in the UK, but America hasn't paid much attention (or maybe it's the other way around). That hasn't detered them adn the band will be going on a fairly extensive North American tour which includes two shows in NYC: April 6 at Knitting Factory and April 7 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets to both Knit and Bowery go on sale Friday (2/1) at noon, with an AmEx presale happening for the Bowery show today (1/31) at noon.

All tour dates are listed below.

Continue reading "Scottish band The View are still around, touring North America (dates)"

The Dead

Tickets for the [Dead] performances are not available to the general public. Tickets to all concerts will be given away free through this or other sweepstakes and other methods. Thus, the total approximate retail value (or "ARV") of all prizes to be awarded is $0.00. All Prizes are non-transferable. No substitutions or cash redemptions. All winners are responsible for their own travel and/or transportation to New York City no later than the date of the performance for which they receive tickets.- Winner must print out a copy of the E-Mail Prize Notification they receive from Sponsor confirming that they have been selected to receive a Prize.

- Winner must bring a copy of such E-Mail Prize Notification, along with a valid photo ID (such as a driver's license) to the venue box office ....on the date of the performance

- Once box office personnel verify Winner's identity and status as a Prize winner, Winner will immediately be admitted into the venue. There are no physical tickets for this Performance.

45 pairs of tickets were given out to The Angel Orensanz show (5pm), 50 pairs for Gramercy (8pm), and 405 pairs to Roseland (11pm). Did you win?

Earlier today The Dead appeared on The View. Video from that below...

Continue reading "The Dead played The View (video), 3 NYC shows today to go"

The Dead

As their first tour in five years gets set to launch April 12 in North Carolina, the DEAD have confirmed an appearance Thursday, April 23 on "Late Show with David Letterman" when the tour makes its way through New York City with a sold-out April 25 Madison Square Garden performance.

Prior to the tour, on Monday, March 30, founding group members Bob Weir and Phil Lesh-along with touring guitarist Warren Haynes-will be interviewed on "The View" and perform acoustically.

The group's founding members--guitarist Weir, bassist Lesh and drummers Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann--reunited late last year at a Barack Obama fundraiser and are touring this Spring, with guitarist Haynes and keyboardist Jeff Chimenti.

In other tour news, the DEAD have confirmed a partnership with www.charityfolks.com, whereby a limited number of excellent tickets are being auctioned off with net proceeds benefiting DEAD-related charities. Beyond good seats for good causes, fans will also have the chance to bid on rare, signed memorabilia from the group's personal archives, including limited-edition show posters. To avert scalping, all auction winners will have to pick up their tickets in-person on the day of the concert.

More intesting is that rumors are spreading fast that The Dead will be playing a series of free, but ticketed secret shows in NYC this week. Someone just commented, "The Dead Play 3 free shows NYC, Monday 3-30, Arm bands available by texting dead to 50505." The Dead's official MySpace blog confirms that the 50505 thing is at least associated with them, and by the time that comment was made I had already heard that something similar might be happening. All tour dates below...

Continue reading "The Dead playing secret NYC shows?, The View, other places"

Kimya is the new Feist - outside Sound Fix Records - Jan 15, 2007 (CRED)
Sound Fix records

In support of the Juno soundtrack, The Moldy Peaches will be performing “Anyone Else But You” on The View on Monday, January 21, at 11am on ABC. Please check local listings for time and channel identification, and of course, please tune in!
I'm not sure how I feel about that, and I don't mean because of the writers. It's just...The View?!? Kimya and Adam were supposed to do it on Conan, but pulled out when they realized there was still a strike.

In other news, Kimya scheduled another show @ Sound Fix....

This show is for all of the people outside on Tuesday night who couldn't get in and signed the list that was floating around. Anyone on the list must show up before 7pm. We'll open the doors to anyone not on the list at 7. It's first-come, first-served, so get there early...seriously.
The new show date is January 21st, and speaking of dates: Adam Green's new record "Sixes & Sevens" is out on Rough Trade on March 18th.

Shortlisted albums

Amy Winehouse, Arctic Monkeys, Jamie T, Bat for Lashes, and Maps were among those nominated for this year's UK Mercury Prize. Amy Winehouse is playing Summerstage and touring. Arctic Monkeys are playing Summerstage and touring. Jamie T played a one-off show in Brooklyn last night, and Bat For Lashes and Maps both have upcoming tour dates that I've listed below along with all the nominees...

Continue reading "2007 Mercury Prize nominees ++++++ BAT FOR LASHES & MAPS Tour Dates"

"Due to continuing visa and immigration issues, Scotland's The View has regretfully been forced to cancel their May US tour dates. All tickets will be refunded." (again)

The View

Not to be confused with the daytime talk show starring Rosie O'Donnell, the Scottish version of The View are a band loved by you and NME.

NME's Top 10 Tracks of 2006
1. Hot Chip -- "Over and Over"
2. Peter Bjorn and John ft. Victoria Bergsmen -- "Young Folks"
3. The Gossip -- "Standing In The Way Of Control"
4. Muse -- "Supermassive Black Hole"
5. Gnarls Barkley -- "Crazy"
6. CSS -- "Let's Make Love and Listen To Death From Above"
7. Amy Whinehouse -- "Rehab"
8. The Horrors -- "Sheena Is A Parasite"
9. The View -- "Wasted Little DJ's" (get it) (watch it)
10. Yeah Yeah Yeahs -- "Cheated Hearts"

All of NME's favorite albums and tracks here. Compare that to the Plug Awards.


The View play Mercury Lounge in NYC on January 3rd, 2007. Tickets are on sale.