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XX Merge – ticket info & initial festival lineup announced (Guv’ner, Spent, Pipe, Spoon, Conor & M Ward included)

DOWNLOAD: Guv'ner - Bay's Way Cruel (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Guv'ner - Help Me (MP3)
In celebration of our 20th anniversary, Merge bands of the past and present will converge for 5 days of live music, July 22-26th in the heat of the sunny North Carolina summer...

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more AC Newman shows, w/ Dave Hill & the Broken West

DOWNLOAD: AC Newman - Submarines Of Stockholm (edited version, mp3)

In addition to the previously posted tour that included a Bowery Ballroom date (that is on sale) with Dent May, and in addition to the new album listening party happening this Thursday, AC (Carl) Newman has two more NYC events coming up...

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Adele lover Nic Harcourt, leaves KCRW, gets job @ bankrupt Tribune’s LA Times ++ Kimmel video

Nic Harcourt's Top Ten Albums of 20081. Adele - 19 (XL Recordings/Colombia)
2. Mates Of State - Re-Arrange Us (Barsuk)
3. Coldplay - Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends (Capitol)

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AC Newman – 2009 Tour Dates (w/ Broken West & Dent May)

DOWNLOAD: Dent May & his Magnificent Ukulele - Meet Me In The Garden (MP3)

AC Newman @ the Bell House (more by Tim Griffin)
AC Newman will be touring in support of his new Matador album in February and March - first with Dent May & his Magnificent Ukulele, and then with The Broken West...

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more new Merge MP3s (Rosebuds, Lambchop, Broken West)

DOWNLOAD: The Broken West - Aucioneer (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Rosebuds - Life Like (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Lambchop - Slipped Dissolved and Loosed (MP3)

Three more MP3's from three of those new Merge releases just mentioned in that super-sized Merge post...

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Merge’s CMJ Showcase, Broken West tour dates, new Portastatic, Superchunk Bumbershoot pics & more

DOWNLOAD: Portastatic - Some Small History (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Julian Koster - Jingle Bells (MP3)

Superchunk @ Bumbershoot - Sept 1, 2008Saturday 10/25/2008
Merge Records CMJ Showcase @ Mercury Lounge, NYC w/
* The Music Tapes
* Wye Oak
* Portastatic
* The Broken West
* The Rosebuds
* Oakley HallThat's a great lineup for Mercury Lounge...

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Noise Pop day 1 (Walkmen, Broken West, Nyles Lannon)

photos &

(Thursday, Feb 28, 2008) - After a few flight delays in getting to San Francisco for the 2008 Noise Pop Festival (though I don't know if I'd really consider it a "festival"), I ended up making my way into a sold out show at The Independent to catch performances, The Broken West, and the band that everyone was there for: The Walkmen...

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no special guests, just special openers – THE NATIONAL’s Bowery Ballroom residency continues

DOWNLOAD: My Brightest Diamond - Golden Star (Alias remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Broken West - Down in the Valley (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Doveman - Honey (MP3)

My Brightest Diamond opened the show at Bowery Ballroom last night (May 30, 2007)...

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