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Morrissey at BAM in 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Morrissey

Earlier this week, Morrissey posted his first tweet... or so we thought. His representatives did confirm it was actually him tweeting, but in a new statement posted to True to You, Morrissey claims otherwise:

16 May 2014

I would like to stress that I do not have either a Twitter or a Facebook account. I gather that a Twitter account has been opened in my name - as 'It's Morrissey' - but it is NOT Morrissey. I do not know who has opened this recent Twitter account, but please be aware that it is bogus. That's, of course, if you should remotely care.

Untwitterably yours,
MORRISSEY
Salt Lake City
15 May 2014.

Now we'll never see things like "Waiting in line at @ChaseBank. Why do I give valuable time. To people who don't care if I live or die? #lunchhour"

Whoever is manning Moz's accounts, heed his own advice: If you must write prose or poems, the words you use should be your own. Don't plagiarize or take on loan.

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A slow starter to social media, Morrissey joined Twitter this afternoon (5/14) and already has 88K followers. It's really him manning the account (so say his reps) and that's his first tweet above. Let's see how this goes.

In other news, you can stream the title track to Morrissey's World Peace is None of Your Business below...

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Pere Ubu

Hopefully the second tweet (above) from Pere Ubu isn't a real declaration. The band, who recently scheduled a North American tour that includes a stop in NYC at Bowery Ballroom on September 12, are suffering from the old Visa Issues, which is a little strange as they're an American band.

This stems from  the current line-up of the Cleveland post-punk icons, which includes a couple members who are not U.S. citizens. Frontman David Thomas explained further on the band's Facebook: "The only solution is to fire Moline and Dids and I ain't doing it. I am exhausted with paperwork and I don't care anymore."

Hopefully they can work it out. Fingers crossed.

by Andrew Sacher

Patrick Carney

You may remember that Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney was feuding with Justin Bieber after Patrick made a comment about him after the Grammys and the Biebs responded with a hate-tweet. Well Justin wasn't alone, because his faithful Beliebers have come to his support by also tweeting at Patrick Carney! Rolling Stone (via Daily Swarm) has done us the favor of posting "The 12 Funniest Tweets," all of which are Patrick Carney himself responding to the devastated fans. The one above is my personal favorite and some others are embedded below...

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The STone RoseS

I have to admit I did wonder a bit if enough people actually knew who Blur and The Stone Roses were when I saw them placed very prominently on top of this year's Coachella lineup. Then we just came across this Tumblr which reinforces the idea that maybe the Stone Roses, like Arcade Fire (at the Grammys) and Bonny Bear before them, are not exactly part of the mainstream consciousness.

P.S., as the above-pictured tweet reinforces, The Rolling Stones did not end up being a part of this year's Coachella lineup, despite that weird date that showed up momentarily on their app.

"That's y!" says Snoop Dogg...
Snoop Dogg
cats

Did Snoop Dogg talk much politics at his Wellmont Theater show last week? That picture above, no not the cats, is his Tweeted list of reasons for voting for Obama, and for not voting Romney.

Kanye West has much less to say, for now. All his amazing tweets have been deleted except for one new one that says "BE BACK SOON". UPDATE: Now there are also three tweets about Steve Jobs.

Speaking of Chicago hip hop, Lupe Fiasco and the NY Times have some more to say on the subject (Chief Keef, etc).

Bummed to hear that Big Boi, who recently played Chicago's North Coast Music Fest, replaced Little Dragon with Kelly Rowland on the final version of the song he performed live with Little Dragon in Austin.

The Weeknd, who has three NYC shows coming up, got all emo and wrote a letter to fans promising no dissapointment.

Creed frontman Scott Stapp says T.I. saved his life.

Missy Elliot may actually release an album this year.

YouTube is streaming Obama's bff (see above)Jay-Z's eighth Barclays Center show Saturday night.

Speaking of, Jay-Z is in a new marriage equality ad.

Speaking of, congrats to Kaki King and Jessica King! And to Sam Champion and Rubem Robierb!

NPR is streaming Tori Amos from Le Poisson Rouge tonight. Meanwhile, PopMatters reflects on Tori's relationship to the feminist movement.

Speaking of LPR, Micachu whose Williamsburg Park show tonight is cancelled, is playing there Monday.

Menomena just played Austin and are touring their way towards NYC. Check out their new video for "Plumage" below.

We're giving away two tickets to see Flying Lotus at Terminal 5 via the BrooklynVegan Facebook Page. Meanwhile. meet FlyLo at the Brooklyn Flea Record Fair this weekend.

We're also giving away tickets to Jens Lekman and Taken By Trees' Terminal 5 show (tickets are also still on sale).

more below...

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by Andrew Sacher

Flosstradamus

It's been quite an interesting week for album marketing schemes. Death Grips posted their new album for free allegedly in defiance of their label, Godspeed You! Black Emperor announced their first album in ten years, which was already being sold at their shows and unsurprisingly leaked onto the internet almost immediately after the announcement. Now, here's a good one from Chicago production duo Flosstradamus. They dropped their new EP, X☮, yesterday (10/4) with this tweet: "X☮ EP DROPS NOW! follow us & tweet #FLOSSX and look for a DM from us soon w/ ur download code!" Well apparently that plan got them shut down on twitter, so they're now offering a free download of the EP with this direct link (password: "bannedboyz"). Their twitter is back up now, but it looks like they're still going with the direct download at this point. The EP cover art is below.

As mentioned, Floss will be taking over people's houses later this month with A-Trak and Donnis, but they're playing a few of their own shows before that, including one in NYC tonight (10/5) at 285 Kent with DJ Sliink, Mess Kid, Yamez, and aesthetics by A.Pop. Advance tickets are sold out, but the show promoter (Mean Red) tweeted, "maybe some at door? no guarantees." Doors are at midnight if you wanna give it a shot, and if you don't get in you can always slip next door and catch Girl Unit doing a late-night set at Glasslands with Dubbel Dutch and Nadus (tickets).

The EP cover art and a list of all dates are below...

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Forget about Arcade Fire and Bonny Bear, who the heck is this old dude playing the Grammys???

Who is Paul McCartney

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the Pool Parties

Whoever it was that still had access to the 2009 Pool Party Twitter account that announced a pretend lineup this morning will no longer be tweeting I guess.

Meanwhile, still no real lineup, though Jelly's website (thepoolparties.com) says "ALMOST DONE!!".

We do have some sort of maybe possibly figured out though.

Here We Go Magic
Here We Go Magic

As SXSW approaches we'll be making more and more announcements related to the Austin festival that runs in total from March 12-21, but more importantly March 17-21 for 'SXSW Music'. As announced earlier today on the brand new @bvSXSW Twitter, Fucked Up are playing the free BV day party at Emo's on Wednesday, March 17th in addition to the previously-announced Torche.

Like @BVticketsOnSale, @bvSXSW is a specialized Twitter account, but for all things SXSW. Multiple BVers will contribute, especially from the ground during the festival. Follow it for more complete Austin coverage than you'll find on @brooklynVegan - before, during and after SXSW.

Fucked Up were also just revealed on the lineup of ATP NY 2010, Todd P's Mexico Festival, AND they will be a band with their own official SXSW showcase this year.

The BV Emo's day show is one of many official and unofficial SXSW events happening in Austin that week. Another is the official BrooklynVegan SXSW showcase going down at Club DeVille that same night, Wednesday, March 17th. Bands announced for that show so far include Califone, Serena Maneesh, and... Here We Go Magic. Three more artists TBA shortly (Updated: The Middle East is one of those three).

The Emo's show is one of a handful of announced dates in Here We Go Magic's future. You'll also find them at Primavera Sound in Barcelona in May, at Bonnaroo in June, and playing the Pitchfork Festival in July. All dates below...

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"do not fret, boston loves. the gig had to be bumped b/c i've got a local new years blow-out. those who had tix will get 1st crack & a party." - Amanda Palmer

Neil Gaiman reads from Who Killed Amanda Palmer (more by Dese'Rae L. Stage)
Neil Gaiman

Antiquiet: Tell everyone a little bit about the Who Killed Amanda Palmer book...

Amanda Palmer: A little bit? I can tell you a little bit. It's awesome. Is that enough? I can tell you more. It has stories by Neil Gaiman and photos by 20+ incredible people. And I'm dead and naked in them. It's just awesome.

Antiquiet: What does Amanda Palmer do when she's having the shittiest of days?

Amanda Palmer: She Twitters.

And sometimes shes does that naked too.

Amanda Palmer has a bunch of dates scheduled in November including a Brooklyn show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on November 14th (which was originally the date of the above-mentioned Boston show that is now a TBA New Years Eve event). Tickets for the NYC show are now on sale (thx Paul). All dates are with Nervous Cabaret and listed below...

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Pains of Being Pure at Heart

As pointed out by Stereogum, there's a person who definitely won't be at the Pains of Being Pure at Heart Seaport show tonight.

Brooklyn shut up ! most of your bands all suck and you are total wanna bees ! The pains of being boring at heart ....oh it must hurt being so bland - Jay Reatard on Twitter
Pitchfork also posted the... news, and that's what Jay responded to 6 hours later in a second tweet...

Pains of Being Pure at Heart

Jay played his own outdoor NYC show in Manhattan on July 1st, and a show in Brooklyn the very next day. Did that one not go so well? Video from that show below...

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Morrissey @ Coachella 2009 (more by Darren Kim)
Morrissey

We Will Resume

I am very pleased to confirm that we will resume at Luxembourg this coming Friday (5 June), absorbed and collected. I have been reconstructed by a Wiltshire hospital and I am as close to good health as I'm likely to get.

I apologize to everyone caught up in the to-ing and fro-ing, but the disappointment of postponement is less than the disappointment of hearing me sing on one engine.

I should stress that nothing has been canceled. The four London concerts are repositioned in July, and both Birmingham and the Royal Albert Hall are October fixtures. I've endured a titanic struggle against an intolerable virus lately, and although Hull, Hartlepool and Manchester were nights that comprised a whole life, the physical limits were reached. False notes crush the soul.

Besides Luxembourg and beyond, I am excited about the October release of Swords, which is an 18-track compilation of b-side of singles from the last three albums. This will be a Polydor release.

Thanks to everyone who bought 'Years of Refusal'. We were the number one seller in the UK for the week of release, but, as with 'You Are The Quarry' and 'Your Arsenal', we were booted off the number one spot on the last hour of the final day. We cried.

I would like to point out that some passable creature is using my name and sending sharply chiseled replies to people via Twitter, MySpace and Facebook. This person is not me. Not enough happens in my life that I would wish to share it with others. I do not scan these sites - or whatever they are - so I can only hope that whoever is posing as me is at least worth talking to. Beware of false imitations.

Thanks for reading these unvarnished facts, and thanks for giving us some greatly enjoyable nights on the Refusal tour.

Absolutely Yours,
Morrissey.

Long story short, right after he turned 50, Morrissey (born 22 May 1959) had to cancel/postpone a bunch of European dates because he got sick. All upcoming, cancelled, rescheduled dates, etc, HERE. Videos from some of Morrissey's 50th birthday parties below...

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Amanda Palmer

As previously reported, Amanda Palmer is hard at work preparing her own high-school musical...

I am going to be performing in an original play with music titled "WITH THE NEEDLE THAT SINGS IN HER HEART" at lexington high school. the show is inspired by the album "in the aeroplane over the sea" by neutral milk hotel and is being written (and we're almost done!) by me, the cast and my former drama director and mentor, steven bogart.

performances are May 7, 8 and 9 at the LHS theater. doors at 7:30. show at 8. $5 for students. $10 for the general public. come. come come come.

Tickets for With the Needle That Sings in her Heart are on sale now. Palmer has been posting frequent updates on her blog and Twitter account about the production of the show and other tidbits, such as this description:
using "in the aeroplane over the sea" by neutral milk hotel as an inspiration, the kids (a cast of 20) have been putting together a play through improvisation. the process started about a month ago and i've been in the last two weeks of rehearsals helping shape the plot and characters and create the musical accompaniment, mostly songs from the record played live. often with me playing the instruments, but the whole cast and some extra musicians will be presenting the music....
Palmer's next live show is at Coachella on April 18th. She also has a show scheduled at NYC's Highline Ballroom on Friday, June 5th (tickets on sale April 17th).

As Pitchfork recently reported. Amanda is also making a public effort to get dropped from her Roadrunner Records contract. She even sings a song about it to the tune of "Moon River". Check out the video below. In a letter to Bob Lefsetz she wrote:

my label-dropping game has become very fun. please pray for me.

it's a lesson in how the future of music is working - fans are literally (and i mean that....literally) lining up at the signing table after shows and HANDING me cash, saying "thank you".

i had to EXPLAIN to the so-called "head of digital media" of roadrunner australia WHAT TWITTER WAS. and his brush-off that "it hasn't caught on here yet" was ABSURD because the next day i twittered that i was doing an impromptu gathering in a public park and 12 hours later, 150 underage fans - who couldn't attend the show - showed up to get their records signed.

no manager knew! i didn't even warn or tell her! no agents! no security! no venue! we were in a fucking public park!
life is becoming awesome.

Cellist Zoe Keating, who toured Australia with Palmer in early March, will be performing with Palmer at Coachella. The pair recently covered Muse's "Time Is Running Out" live (video below).

Palmer is also releasing a Who Killed Amanda Palmer book -- "a fine art hardback book of "photographic evidence" with contributions from celebrated blogger and photographer Kyle Cassidy, Beth Hommel, Tegan Rain (of Tegan and Sara) and many others. Fictional stories to accompany the photographs have been penned by best-selling author Neil Gaiman." That book will be available for pre-order on Palmer's website starting Monday, April 20th at noon (cover art above).

Full With the Needle That Sings in her Heart press release, plus Palmer singing an impromptu song with John Wesley Harding at SXSW and other videos, and all tour dates, below...

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