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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Dirty Projectors Deluxe Re-Release


A little new 'old' release news as I milk the remaining days of summer vacation. Last year Brooklyn experimental indie faves Dirty Projectors released their acclaimed record, Bitte Orca. Coming this September, the LP will be re-released as a double-disc expanded version with rare material.

The limited edition Bitte Orca comes with premium packaging, the first disc in its original form and a second disc featuring never before released recordings from a very special and intimate live acoustic performance at New York’s Other Music record store, rare vinyl only b-sides and a cover of Bob Dylan’s "As I Went Out One Morning".

Check out the full tracklisting below.

Bitte Orca (Expanded Edition) is out September 28th courtesy of Domino.

Tracklisting:

Disc One

Cannibal Resource
Temecula Sunrise
The Bride
Stillness Is the Move
Two Doves
Useful Chamber
No Intention
Remade Horizon
Fluorescent Half Dome

Disc Two

Fluorescent Half Dome (Live at Other Music)
Temecula Sunrise (Live at Other Music)
Two Doves (Live at Other Music)
Cannibal Resource (Live at Other Music)
No Intention (Live at Other Music)
Ascending Melody
Emblem of The World
Bitte Bitte Orca
Stillness Is the Move (Lucky Dragons Remix)
As I Went Out One Morning

And, to provide a sample of the bonus material, Domino is making the Other Music version of "Temecula Sunrise" available as a complimentary download.  Grab it here.

You can also catch Dirty Projectors on their upcoming autumn tour. Dates below.

September
07 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club *
08 Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero *
11 New York, NY - Terminal 5 *
13 Boston, MA - Wilbur Theater *
14 Montreal, Quebec - Le National ^
15 Toronto, Ontario - Opera House ^
17 Chicago, IL - Metro ^
18 Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theatre ^
19 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue ^
23 Pomona, CA - Glass House #
24 Los Angeles, CA - Wiltern #
25 San Francisco, CA - Fillmore #
28 Portland, OR - Aladdin #
29 Portland, OR - Aladdin #
30 Seattle, WA - Showbox #

October
05 Durham, NC - Page Auditorium
20 New York, NY - Madison Square Garden %

November
06 Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Fest

December
07 London, England - Koko
10 Minehead, England - ATP Festival

* with Owen Pallett
^ with Happy Birthday
# with Dominique Young Unique
% with Phoenix, Wavves

Friday, August 20, 2010

New Sufjan Stevens Today! - People Delighted Everywhere

In North America new music is tradionally released on Tuesdays. Beloved indie and wing-ed songster Sufjan Stevens has bucked that Tuesday tradition with a brand new 8-song, 60-minute EP available for download today. A bargain at $5, your deets will get you the “All Delighted People” EP. Head over and have a listen now via the stream and support Sufjan with a download of the whole thing!


Hear/download the “All Delighted People” EP here:

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Dan Mangan’s "Peculiar Travel Suggestions"

Canadian Fall Tour Announced

I’m not alone in my assertion that Dan Mangan will win the Polaris Prize this year. I mean simple, infallible blogger logic would dictate the talented folkie will win the cash. (Hey, I’ve done the math and just makes sense.) Of course winning that would put the cherry on the top of a very successful Sundae year for Mangan. His 2009 album, Nice, Nice, Very Nice was recently released in the U.S., this time through Arts and Crafts. If that weren't enough there'll be no moss growing under this musician's acoustic guitar as he'll be heading across Canada once again this fall. The extensive tour runs from Montreal all the way to the West coast.

Dubbed the "Peculiar Travel Suggestions" tour, this time out Mangan will be hitting a lot of halls, theatres and churches across this geographically challenging country. Read my friend, (the Badtemperedzombie's) blog for an idea what to expect with her review from his appearance at the Calgary Folk Fest earlier this summer.

The first half of the tour will be opened by the Harbour Coats, featuring Bry Webb of the Constantines. The second half will be supported by the always terrific the Burning Hell.

(This Canadian jaunt will follow a lengthy U.S. outing, and a handful of European shows.)

Dan Mangan Tour dates below:

8/20 Austin, TX -The Parish #
8/21 Norman, OK - The Opolis #
8/22 St Louis, MO - Old Rock House #
8/23 Bloomington, IN - The Bishop #
8/24 Chicago, IL - Schubas #
8/26 Pontiac, MI - Pike Room #
8/27 Dayton, OH - South Park Tavern #
8/28 Buffalo, NY - Mohawk Place #
8/29 Portland, ME - Space Gallery #
8/31 Boston, MA - Great Scott #
9/1 Brooklyn, NY - The Rock Shop #
9/3 Manhattan, NY - The Mercury Lounge #
9/4 Philadelphia, PA - The North Star #
9/10 Portland, OR - Crystal Ball Room (Music Fest NorthWest) >
9/14 San Francisco, CA-The Fillmore %
9/15 Los Angeles, CA - The Music Box @ The Fonda %
9/17 Tempe, AZ - Clubhouse Music Venue %
9/18 Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up Tavern %
9/23 Eindhoven, NL - Effenaar !
9/24 Hamburg, DE Platzhirsch (Canadian Blast Showcase) ~
9/24 Hamburg, DE -Reeperbahnfestival
9/25 Leipzig, DE - Paris Syndrom
9/26 Fribourg, CH - Fri-Son
9/27 Basel, CH - Parterre
9/30 Saarbrucken, DE - Sparte 4
10/4 London, UK - Hoxton Bar and Kitchen
10/5 Reading, UK - MacDevitts
10/6 Brighton, UK - Komedia
10/7 Bristol, UK - Louisiana
10/8 London, UK - Union Chapel $
10/9 York, UK - House Concert
10/10 Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club +
10/11 Manchester, UK - Night and Day
10/12 Glasgow, UK - Captain's Rest
10/13 Edinburgh, UK - Sneaky Pete's
10/14-17 Ottawa, ON - OCFF
10/19-23 Manhattan, NY - CMJ
10/25 Montreal, QC - Sala Rossa *
10/27 London, ON - Aeolian Hall *
10/28 Toronto, ON - Trinity St. Paul's Church *
10/29 Kingston, ON - Sydenham United Church *
10/30 Ottawa, ON - First Baptist Church *
11/13 Vancouver, BC - The Vogue Theatre ^
11/15 Canmore, AB - Communitea Cafe ^
11/16 Edmonton, AB - Myer Horowitz Theatre ^
11/17 Calgary, AB - Knox United Church ^
11/19 Winnipeg, MB - The Park Theatre ^
11/20 Saskatoon, SK - The Broadway Theatre ^

# with the Wooden Birds
> with Okkervil River, Bobby Bare Jr.
% with the Walkmen, Japandroids
! with Tim Knol
~ with Evening Hymns, Woodpigeon, The Mountains & The Trees, Hannah Georgas
$ with Osyterband
+ with Junip
* with the Harbour Coats
^ with the Burning Hell


Friday, August 13, 2010

Coming to a Suburb Near You - Arcade Fire Announce More North American Tour Dates

They hit number one on the Billboard Charts this week, sold a ship-load of vinyl and played the Daily Show last night. Now the Montreal indie gods and goddesses have announced another slew of North American tour dates- Including several Canadian dates.

Touring to promote their very fine Suburbs release Arcade Fire will kick off the next leg of their North American tour from St. Paul, MN on September 22nd before portaging (because that's how Canadian's roll)  through Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Calgary and Vancouver on their way to Mexico.

The band will play a series of European shows before and after those North American shows. Those dates are available at the band’s official website here.

Arcade Fire play Toronto Island tomorrow (August 14th) with Janelle MonĂ¡e and the Sadies.

Arcade Fire North American Tour 2010

Tour dates:

8|14 Toronto, ON - Toronto Centre Island
9|22 St. Paul, MN - Roy Wilkins Arena
9|23 Winnipeg, MB - MTS Centre
9|25 Saskatoon, SK - Credit Untion Centre
9|26 Calgary, AB - Stampede Corral
9|28 Vancouver, BC - Pacific Coliseum
9|29 Seattle, WA - Key Arena
9|30 Portland, OR - Memorial Coliseum
10|2 Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre
10|5 Big Sur, CA - Henry Miller Library
10|7 Los Angeles, CA - Shrine Auditorium
10|8 Los Angeles, CA - Shrine Auditorium
10|10 Mexico City, Mexico - Palacio de los Deportes
10|12 Monterrey, Mexico - Banamex Theater

It really wasn’t so long ago they were playing here.


ARCADE FIRE Live 2003 from Bennett on Vimeo.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Sufjan Stevens Touring This Fall

Sufjan Stevens is going on tour in October. This time out the talented Brooklyn-based musician will be playing some of the most historic theaters and venues in select North American cities. That means plenty of tickets and great sounding, comfortable shows. Woohoo!  He's also been hard at work on a new record so there is no doubt new songs will be played.  Stevens will kick things off October 12th in Montreal and October 13th at Massey Hall in Toronto.  The tour then moves his way through the Midwest US, to Texas, westerly, and then back through the Midwest and to New York.

Highly recommended, Sufjan's shows are always incredible events.  Check the Asthmatic Kitty website for pre-sales and further details.

Full Tour Dates Listed Below.

Tuesday, 12 October, 7pm ($35)
Metropolis Theater, Montreal QC
PRE-SALE TICKETS AVAILABLE TUESDAY, 1PM EST


Wednesday, 13 October, 7pm ($34-$40)
Massey Hall, Toronto ON
PRE-SALE TICKETS AVAILABLE TUESDAY, 1PM EST

Thursday, 14 October, 7pm ($30)
Royal Oak Music Theater, Royal Oak MI
PRE-SALE TICKETS AVAILABLE TUESDAY, 1PM EST

Friday, 15 October, 7pm ($35)
Chicago Theater, Chicago IL
PRE-SALE TICKETS AVAILABLE TUESDAY, 1PM EST

Saturday, 16 October, 7pm ($35)
Orpheum Theater, Minneapolis MN
PRE-SALE TICKETS AVAILABLE TUESDAY, 1PM EST

Sunday, 17 October, 7pm ($27)
Uptown Theater, Kansas City MO
PRE-SALE TICKETS AVAILABLE TUESDAY, 1PM EST

Tuesday, 19 October, 7pm ($30-$35)
The Long Center for the Performing Arts, Austin TX
PRE-SALE TICKETS AVAILABLE TUESDAY, 1PM EST

Wednesday, 20 October, 7pm ($35)
McFarlin Memorial Auditorium, Dallas TX
PRE-SALE TICKETS AVAILABLE TUESDAY, 1PM EST

Friday, 22 October, 7:30pm ($35)
Mesa Arts Center - Ikeda Theater, Mesa AZ
PRE-SALE TICKETS AVAILABLE TUESDAY, 1PM EST

Saturday, 23 October, 7pm ($35)
The Wiltern, Los Angeles CA
PRE-SALE TICKETS AVAILABLE TUESDAY, 1PM EST

Tuesday, 26 October, 7pm ($35)
The Paramount Theater, Oakland CA
PRE-SALE TICKETS AVAILABLE TUESDAY, 1PM EST

Thursday, 28 October, 7:30pm ($25-$37.50)
Orpheum Theater, Vancouver BC
PRE-SALE TICKETS AVAILABLE TUESDAY, 1PM EST

Friday, 29 October, 7pm ($27.50-$35)
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland OR
PRE-SALE TICKETS AVAILABLE TUESDAY, 1PM EST

Saturday, 30 October, 7pm ($22-$32)
The Paramount Theatre, Seattle WA
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Monday, 1 November, 6:30pm ($32-$35)
Kingsbury Hall, Salt Lake City UT
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Tuesday, 2 November, 7pm ($35)
Paramount Theatre, Denver CO
PRE-SALE TICKETS AVAILABLE TUESDAY, 1PM EST

Thursday, 4 November, 8:30pm ($30)
Hilbert Circle Theatre, Indianapolis IN
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Friday, 5 November, 7pm ($33.50)
Bijou Theater, Knoxville TN
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Saturday, 6 November, 7pm ($30)
The Tabernacle, Atlanta GA
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Sunday, 7 November, 7pm ($30)
Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, Asheville NC
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Wednesday, 10 November, 7pm ($35)
Kimmel Center, Philadelphia PA
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Thursday, 11 November, 6:30pm ($33.50)
Orpheum Theatre, Boston MA
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Sunday, 14 November, 7pm ($35)
Beacon Theatre, New York NY
PRE-SALE TICKETS AVAILABLE TUESDAY, 1PM EST

Monday, 15 November, 7pm ($35)
Beacon Theatre, New York NY
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Bolt the Doors - Grinderman is Back!

With a second album out next month, Nick Cave’s darkly raucous, garage-blues alter-ego incarnation Grinderman (which features three of the Bad Seeds) has announced an extensive tour including fifteen North American dates this fall. Kicking off Nov. 11th in the Big Smoke, shows run through December 1st ending in San Diego (see full tour dates below). This one is a definite not miss.

On the road to promote their new record, Cave plus Warren Ellis, Martyn Casey and Jim Sclavunos will follow up its 2007 self-titled debut with the nine track Grinderman 2, set for release Sept. 13th in Europe and Sept. 14th in North America.   The album will be preceded by the single “Heathen Child,” on September 6th as a two-track digital download with the non-album B-side “Star Charmer.” A limited-edition colored-vinyl 12-inch also will be released, with an extra B-side: “Super Heathen Child,” featuring guitar work by King Crimson mainman Robert Fripp.

Tracklist: Grinderman, Grinderman 2

1. “Mickey Mouse and the Goodbye Man”
2. “Worm Tamer”
3. “Heathen Child”
4. “When My Baby Comes”
5. “What I Know”
6. “Evil!”
7. “Kitchenette”
8. “Palaces of Montezuma”
9. “Bellringer Blues”

Grinderman Fall Tour Dates:

UNITED KINGDOM
Sept. 25 | Rock City, Nottingham, England
Sept. 27 | University, Leeds, England
Sept. 28 | Barrowlands, Glasgow, Scotland
Sept. 29 | Academy, Manchester, England
Oct. 1 | Hammersmith Apollo, London, England

EUROPE
Oct. 4 | Les Docks, Lausanne, Switzerland
Oct. 5 | Volkshaus, Zurich, Switzerland
Oct. 6 | Live, Milan, Italy
Oct. 7 | Atlantico, Rome, Italy
Oct. 9 | Ljubljana 1000, Krizanke, Slovenia
Oct. 10 | Gasometer, Vienna, Austria
Oct. 11 | Muffathalle, Munich, Germany
Oct. 13 | Haus Auensee, Leipzig, Germany
Oct. 14 | Columbiahalle, Berlin, Germany
Oct. 15 | E-Werk, Cologne, Germany
Oct. 17 | Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium
Oct. 18 | Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium
Oct. 20 | Muziekcentrum Vredenburg, Utrecht, Netherlands
Oct. 21 | Docks, Hamburg, Germany
Oct. 23 | Falkoner Theatre, Copenhagen, Denmark
Oct. 24 | Power Station, Randers, Denmark
Oct. 26 | Cite de la Music, Paris, France
Oct. 28 | Groningen De Oosterpoort, Groningen, Netherlands

NORTH AMERICA
Nov. 11 | The Phoenix, Toronto, Ontario
Nov. 12 | Metropolis, Montreal, Quebec
Nov. 13 | House of Blues, Boston, MA
Nov. 14 | Nokia Theatre, New York, NY
Nov. 16 | 9:30 Club, Washington, D.C.
Nov. 18 | Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, GA
Nov. 19 | Cannery Ballroom, Nashville, TN
Nov. 20 | Minglewood Hall, Memphis, TN
Nov. 22 | Riviera Theatre, Chicago, IL
Nov. 23 | First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
Nov. 26 | Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, British Columbia
Nov. 27 | King Cat Theater, Seattle, WA
Nov. 29 | Warfield, San Francisco, CA
Nov. 30 | Music Box, Los Angeles, CA
Dec. 1 | House of Blues, San Diego, CA