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Chk Chk Chk @ Lollapalooza 2007 (CRED)
BAD NEWS for !!! (Chk Chk Chk) fans (or good news if you're mean like that). Those coming back from Lollapalooza are bringing reports that the tall other-vocalist in the band - John Pugh - did not perform with the group, and that he has in fact quit the band. I personally am upset at the prospect of not seeing him sing his parts at the upcoming Webster Hall show with The Field, but someone else I talked to said they were more than fine with this change...What do you think? The most updated-latest !!! tour dates below....
It's true that !!! have the most unsearchable band name in the business. Luckily though, enough people (the band included) - have pretty much adopted the pronunciation and associated spelling: "Chk Chk Chk". So, while searching "!!!" might get you nothing, using "Chk" instead should usually do you right. Also 'right', is anytime !!! announce more tour dates - like today when they said they'll be playing Webster Hall on October 11th. Even better: the new dates are with The Field. There's a presale, and all tour dates below....
LCD Soundsystem and !!! in the same week is a good thing. Last night (May 16, 2007) at Bowery Ballroom was great, but when the crowd loosened up and exploded for the last three-or-so songs it was even better. When whats-her-name? from the Durty Nanas? jumped into the crowd I thought for sure she and the guy she landed on were not getting up - but they both seemed to survive it OK...
Cornelius @ The El Ray - Apr 30, 2007 (CRED)
Spank Rock @ Coachella - 2007
Chk Chk Chk @ Coachella - 2007
I'm going to geek out on Bjork too.
Wow. What an amazing show last night. After seeing her at Coachella and last night, I really hope that crunchy dance version of "Declare Independence" she rocks at the end of her set gets a proper release. "Raise Your Flag!" would go down well in the clubs. Speaking of da clubs, Spank Rock (who destroyed Coachella on Sunday night) remixed "Earth Intruders."
Zeitgeist: DANCE? Can You Feel It?
Larry Tee in this week's Village Voice:
"Dance music finally has an opportunity. It's kind of hot. I sense something is changing here."Tricia Romano delves into the comings and goings of the fight against the Caberet Law, Larry Tee's proposed "Dance Music Invasion Festival" in NYC October 3rd through 7th, and the Dance Parade on May 19th (partly to protest the Caberet Law, partly to showcase dance (as in the act of)). Dance illegally this weekend: declare your independence.
Speaking of legality, the recent decision by the FCC's Copyright Royalty Board of Royalty Oversight, Discussion, and Redundancy that hiked up fees for internet broadcasters is being challenged by the SaveNetRadio organization. Internet radio is a crucial promotion vehicle for dance music. Go there and read up. Call your congressperson.
Moby is kicking the dust off his stack of "Go" remixes and playing an old school rave set for the Cut & Trouble + Bass crews at the Masters of the Universe party at Studio B on Saturday (May 5th) night. Wear a mask and rave out. Other techno legends dropping through town this weekend: Sven Vath at Cielo tonight (Thursday May 3rd) and Juan Atkins at Sullivan Room Saturday (May 5th) (Tix).
Lots of Justice news this week. After a wild live set at Coachella that featured 45 minutes of cut, chopped, and fuzzed originals and pieces of their remixes, all performed from a Marshall stack stage. The boys have released their video for their massive next single "D.A.N.C.E." Its basically a pretty amazing ad for So Me's work with the Revolver clothing line. If this song isn't on every radio station this summer, I'd be very surprised. All of you PYTs make sure to kick the B.E.A.T. loud. Possibly one of the most anticipated dance albums of the past few years, Justice's † is out on Vice SOMETIME soon?
Justice video, more news, downloads, parties, and other surprises, BELOW....