1/25/2015

Letter from Joanna Newsom 2003





Noise Pop SF 2003 I would describe as "very mellow." At least the shows that I went to were that way. Although it started off with a pre-party with Har Mar Superstar. It was the first time I saw him, and would lead to many interviews later. I saw Stephen Malkmus, Cat Power, The Dirtbombs, The Von Bondies, The Pleased, Smog, Calexico, and more. It was probably memorable for being one of the first shows by Joanna Newsom. I ended up doing the very first interview with her, a few months afterwards, a year before her album came out.

I wrote Joanna a letter or an email. She sent me two eps and this letter in April 2003. I came back up to SF in June 2003 to do an interview with her.

I did an interview with:
Joanna Newsom (2003)
The Von Bondies (2003)

And later with:
The Pleased (2004)
Har Mar Superstar (2004)
The Dirtbombs (2004)
Letter from Joanna Newsom 2003 Letter from Joanna Newsom 2003
Letter from Joanna Newsom 2003 Letter from Joanna Newsom 2003


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1/24/2015

wolf alice [LA debut!]

chris douridas (kcrw) + mfg present
School Night!

Monday Nights at Bardot


[CLICK HERE to RSVP for FREE ENTRY]
Doors at 8pm / 21+ Free with RSVP / 18+ ok!
School Night
Set Times



8pm ~ Doors
8:30pm ~ Sabila Sabila (LA DEBUT!)
9:30pm ~ Moors
10:30pm ~ Wolf Alice (LA DEBUT!)
11:30pm ~ Beginners

DJ in between live sets ~ Jimmy Tamborello (DNTEL, DUBLAB)


Closing DJ set by ~ AHBS

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1/23/2015

The Growlers world tour

Hello from Australia! Chinese Fountain World Touring continues…. The Space in Auckland, New Zealand, has been added on SaturdayJanuary 31Also, just added to the Winter US Tour, an early all ages show at Diabolical Records in Salt Lake City on Feb 20A few tix remain for the February and March run but thanks to you, the Valentine's Day Palladium show in HollywoodCalifornia, is now sold out!
LA, see you in less than one month!!! 
 
So - more California shows have just been added! An all ages show in San Diego on Saturday May 9 at the brand new Observatory North Park and two all ages shows at the historic Great American Music Hall in San Francisco on June 19 and 20.
 
Lastly, Greece and France have been added in April. The France run includes a debut festival performance at Printempes de Bourges festival. Other festival adds include BonnarooWakarusaLow Benidorm and Greenroom Festival in Japan!
 
All current shows are listed below. All shows are on sale now. More to follow!!!
 
 
Chinese Fountain 
Tour 2015

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1.31 The Space, Auckland, NZ
 
2.20 Diabolical Records, SLC, UT
 
4.16 Gagarin 205, Athens, Greece
4.17 Principal Club Theatre, Thessaloniki, Greece
4.18 Lab Art, Volos, Greece

4.22 Aeronef Club, Lille, France
4.23 106 Club, Rouen, France
4.24 Sterolux Club, Nantes, France
4.25 Iboat, Bordeaux, France
4.26 Paul B, Massy, France
4.28 Printempes de Bourges, Bourges, France
4.29 La Sirene Club, La Rochelle, France

 
 
 

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Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds New Album Chasing Yesterday

 

NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING BIRDS NEW ALBUMCHASING YESTERDAY OUT MARCH 3RD

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES KICK OFF ON IN MAY

LOS ANGELES, CA - January 22, 2015 - Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds will release their second album entitled Chasing Yesterday on March 3rd via Sour Mash Records. The album will be available on CD, Deluxe CD, vinyl, and digitally and can be pre-ordered on Noel's websiteiTunes, andAmazon. Click HERE to hear the Johnny Mar assisted track "Ballad Of The Mighty I" and HERE for the albums single  "In The Heat Of The Moment."

Chasing Yesterday marks a new chapter and sound for Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds. It's the first album to be produced as well as written by Noel and features a much broader array of instrumentation than ever before; the result is a rich, expansive and multi-layered record, drawing from a range of disparate influences - from west coast rock to classic rock'n'roll and even some space jazz (!) - whilst still being very obviously a completely cohesive body of work. On producing the album, Noel said:

"It was a major pain in the arse. It's not that I've ever had people telling me what to write or what direction to go in, but managing sessions from one end of the week to the other proved extremely difficult. I had all these people looking at me and saying: 'right, what are we doing today?' I was making the whole thing up as I went along."

Earlier this week Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds announced their return to North America with tour dates kicking off on May 3rd in Toronto and continuing through to their June 7th date at Governor's Ball in New York City. Tickets for the tour go on sale on Friday, January 23 with an exclusive fan pre-sale on January 21 on Noel's website.  Tickets can be purchased at HERE where fans will also have the option of adding on the Deluxe CD or Deluxe Vinyl of Chasing Yesterday (out March 3) to their purchase which has 4 additional bonus tracks including live favorite, "Freaky Teeth" and a remix of new single "In The Heat Of The Moment." See below for a complete list of upcoming dates.  

Pertinent Links:

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds North American Tour Dates:
May 3rd    Toronto, ON  @  Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
May 10th  New Orleans, LA  @  Civic Theatre
May 13th  Houston, TX  @  House of Blues
May 14th  Dallas, TX  @  Majestic Theater
May 16th  San Diego, CA  @  Humphrey's Concert By The Bay 
May 18th  San Francisco, CA  @  The Warfield
May 20th  Los Angeles, CA  @  Orpheum Theatre
May 22nd  Las Vegas, NV  @  The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
May 29th  Chicago, IL  @  Riviera Theater
May 30th  Milwaukee, WI  @  Pabst Theatre
May 31st  Detroit, MI  @  Royal Oak Theatre
June 2nd  Cleveland, OH  @  House of Blues
June 4th   Washington, D.C.  @  Lincoln Theater
June 6th   Boston, MA  @  Opera House
June 7th   New York, NY  @  Governor's Ball Festival

Chasing Yesterday Tracklist:
01. Riverman
02. In The Heat Of The Moment
03. The Girl With X-Ray Eyes
04. Lock All The Doors
05. The Dying Of The Light
06. The Right Stuff
07. While The Song Remains The Same
08. The Mexican
09. You Know We Can't Go Back
10. Ballad Of The Mighty I

 

 
Credit: Lawrence Watson


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Who is Lydia Loveless? a new rock doc from Gorman Bechard

Lydia Loveless rocks her own documentary from
Color Me Obsessed director Gorman Bechard
Filmmaker Gorman Bechard, who has chronicled three of the most influential bands in the history of rock and roll with documentaries about The Replacements, Archers of Loaf, and Hüsker Dü's Grant Hart is turning his camera towards the future with his next film, WHO IS LYDIA LOVELESS?
The feature-length documentary will follow Lydia Loveless and her band into the studio as they lay down tracks for their forthcoming record. Along with live performances shot specifically for the film and extensive interviews with Loveless and her band it will visit places integral to her musical development, delve into the realities of a working musician on the brink of major success, and answer the question: Who Is Lydia Loveless?
"Lydia is the future of rock and roll," director Bechard explains. "She straps you onto an emotional roller coaster of love, lust, drunken mistakes, a little stalking, a lot of heartbreak, and you're left breathless, stunned, happy to have taken the ride."
Music journalists from SPIN to Rolling Stone have likewise raved, with her last album SOMEWHERE ELSE finding its way onto many of 2014's Best Album lists.
"I'm excited to work with Gorman," says Loveless. "He's very passionate about music and about the true meaning and spirit of rock and roll."
Bechard's three previous music docs have all won critical praise. Rolling Stone called COLOR ME OBSESSED, A FILM ABOUT THE REPLACEMENTS one of "The Seven Best New Music Documentaries of the Year." The Seattle Times raved about the "raw power and mesmerizing hooks" in his Archers of Loaf concert film WHAT DID YOU EXPECT? While EVERY EVERYTHING: THE MUSIC, LIFE & TIMES OF GRANT HART was labeled "beautifully sad" by The Village Voice.
WHO IS LYDIA LOVELESS? will be funded via a KickStarter campaign that runs through March 18th. The KickStarter campaign can be found at www.WhoIsLydiaLoveless.com
Filming is slated for spring and summer 2015, with a premiere planned for 2016.

For more information please visit: www.WhatWereWeThinkingFilms.com 

Or email any requests to: WhoIsLydiaLovelessMOVIE@gmail.com 



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1/22/2015

Interpol Premiere video for “Everything is wrong”



Singer Paul Banks is flexing his film-making chops again—with the release today of the video for Interpol’s “Everything is Wrong”. The film is a gritty, black & white, and very intimate portrait of the band walking the streets of New York.
In the video, drummer Sam Fogarino is quite a charmer, wooing a pretty lady walking her dog ; guitarist Daniel Kessler is a bit of a Boy Scout who eats icecream and helps an old lady cross the street; but Paul however—he wanders around with his bodyguard harassing people on the sidewalks acting like an arrogant jerk. (Just in case you missed it, the woman being leered at by Paul in the video’s intro is none other than music video veteran—and model Helena Christensen).
Meanwhile, the band are tirelessly touring in promotion of their latest album El Pintor with headlining concerts and festival appearances (such as being announced in yesterday’s Primavera Sound lineup). You can check out Interpol’s 2015 North American tour Itinerary below

INTERPOL’S 2015 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR:

WED/APR-8 TUCSON, AZ RIALTO THEATRE
THU/APR-9 SAN DIEGO, CA HUMPHREYS
FRI/APR-10 INDIO, CA COACHELLA
WED/APR-15 LAS VEGAS, NV THE COSMOPOLITAN
FRI/APR-17 INDIO, CA COACHELLA
MON/APR-20 RENO, NV KNITTING FACTORY
TUE/APR-21 SAN FRANCISCO, CA WARFIELD THEATRE
THU/MAY-7 RICHMOND, VA THE NATIONAL
FRI/MAY-8 RALEIGH,NC THE RITZ
SAT/MAY-9 ATLANTA, GA SHAKY KNEES FESTIVAL
MON/MAY-11 ST. LOUIS, MO THE PAGEANT
TUE/MAY-12 INDIANAPOLIS, IN EGYPTIAN ROOM
WED/MAY-13 DETROIT, MI THE FILLMORE
FRI/MAY-15 CINCINNATI, OH BOGARTS
SAT/MAY-16 PITTSBURGH, PA STAGE AE
MON/JUL-20 PORTLAND, ME STATE THEATRE
TUE/JUL-21 BROOKLYN, NY CELEBRATE BROOKLYN! AT PROSPECT PARK BANDSHELL
THU/JUL-23 BOSTON, MA HOUSE OF BLUES
FRI/JUL-24 BOSTON, MA HOUSE OF BLUES
SAT/JUL-25 PHILADELPHIA, PA FESTIVAL PIER @ PENN’S LANDING
MON/JUL-27 NORFOLK, VA THE NORVA
TUE/JUL-28 WASHINGTON, DC ECHOSTAGE
WED/JUL-29 ALBANY, NY UPSTATE CONCERT HALL
FRI/JUL-31 MONTREAL, QB METROPOLIS


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LA Art Book Fair Afterparty Feat. Future Brown, Tink, and More

THE CHURCH OFF YORK / LA ART BOOK FAIR / PARAMOUNT RANCH PRESENT: A NIGHT AT THE DISCO

FEATURING FUTURE BROWN, TINK, THE JUAN MACLEAN, AND MORE

The late night hedonistic freak show will feature Future Brown & rising Chicago rapper, Tink. They will be joined by The Juan MacleanVisionistM Geddes GengrasLil MWOFDaedulusD/P/I,Awesome Tapes From AfricaShana ShenaE+E, a Peaking Lights DJ set and much much more. 

Get your tickets: 

Jewels Catch One 
January 31st
9PM

About The LA ART BOOKFAIR
The Los Angeles Art Bookfair is in it's 2nd year & co-presented & hosted by MOCA & Printed Matter. The bookfair is free and open to the public, the LA Art Book Fair is a unique event for artists' books, art catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines presented by over 250 international presses, booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers.


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NPR premieres Orenda Fink's "Holy Holy" video


Here's the beautiful new music video for Orenda Fink's "Holy Holy" which premiered this week on NPR. The track is from Orenda Fink's new album Blue Dream which is out now on Saddle Creek. The video was filmed in Austin, TX by Michael Tully, the director of Ping Pong Summer"There is too much dissent in the world these days, or it sure seems that way to me. After listening to "Holy Holy" on an airplane last month, I was overcome with the desire to kick off 2015 in a creatively fulfilling way by putting three-and-a-half minutes of positive imagery into the world set to Orenda's truly beautiful song." Orenda told NPR, ""There is something uniquely human, flawed and beautiful, about our reactions to suffering in our own midst; and Michael's video explores the complexities of those reactions.  Sometimes it's hard to remember our great capacity for empathy in the world we live in today, but it is there, it is always there- maybe with people you love, maybe with strangers, maybe on a city bus."




 
Orenda Fink Tour Dates 

01.23 - Hamburg, Germany @ Hasenschaukel                        
01.24 - Aalborg, Denmark @ 1000 Fryd                        
01.25 - Bremen, Germany @ Lagerhaus                        
01.27 - Dresden, Germany @ Societaetstheater                                    
01.28 - Vienna, Austria @ Haus der Musik                                    
01.30 - Baden, Switzerland @ One in a Million Festival                        
01.31 - Freiburg, Germany @ Swamp                                    
02.03 - Huesca, Spain @ Centro Cultural del Matadero                        
02.04 - Madrid, Spain @ Café Berlín                         
02.06 - A Coruna, Spain @ Museo de Arte Contemporáneo                  
02.08 - Zaragoza, Spain @ Delicias            
02.11 - Omaha, NE @ Reverb Lounge 
 
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The Voyeurs Premiere 'Train To Minsk' Video

The Voyeurs Premiere 'Train To Minsk' Video On Entertainment Weekly
 Announce European Dates With Fat White Family & Headline Tour

The Voyeurs (formerly Charlie Boyer & TheVoyeurs) have released their new video exclusively on Entertainment Weekly. 'Train To Minsk' was directed by the one and only Douglas Hart (The Jesus and Mary Chain).
If the debut album had a spiritual home in New York City, the new LP has its heart in London. "A lot of the album is about characters," said Charlie Boyer. "There are a lot of domestic themes – sometimes a story about a boy and a girl, with maybe some ofthe characters moving from song to song. It's more of an English record – where showtunes and a sense of humour enter the picture, moving on from simple gutter rock."
The album title comes from an old English theatrical device – the tradition where the phrase "rhubarb, rhubarb" is used to produce background dialogue on stage and on the TV.  "There's a lot of noise around in the world today," added Charlie. "I was thinking ofthe idea of making noise but not really saying anything. The idea of "rhubarb, rhubarb" is unscripted background conversation in plays and on television. Today people are commenting on things all the time, commenting in new ways – Twitter and things. But a lot of it's just more background, another kind of "rhubarb, rhubarb"..."

The band are set to tour Europe with Fat White Family in February before heading off on their own headline UK tour.

Tour Dates
Feb 4 – Berlin, GER – Kantine *
Feb 5 – Hamburg, GER – Molotow *
Feb 6 – Cologne, GER – Blue Shell *
Feb 7 – Eindhoven, HOL – Area 51*
Feb 8 – Utrecht, HOL – EKKO *
Feb 10 – Groningen, HOL – De Spieghel *
Feb 12 – Paris, FRA – Point Ephemere *
Feb 13 -  Brussels, BEL – Botanique Rotonde *
Feb 15 – Dudingen, SWI – Bad Bonn *
Feb 24 – York, UK – Duchess
Feb 25  - Manchester, UK – Gullivers
Feb 26 – Glasgow, UK - Broadcast
Feb 27 – Newcastle, UK – Cluny 2
Feb 28 – Bedford, UK – Esquires
Mar 1 – Bristol, UK – Louisiana
*w/ Fat White Family

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HUNDRED WATERS NEW REMIX ALBUM DUE NEXT MONTH

HUNDRED WATERS NEW REMIX ALBUM DUE NEXT MONTH

THE MOON RANG LIKE A BELL (REMIXED) REIMAGINES ENTIRE ORIGINAL ALBUM VIA REMIXES BY ILLANGELO, PLAID, DIRTY BEACHES, AND MANY MORE

LISTEN TO "CAVITY (SHIGETO REMIX)" HERE:


 

Hundred Waters have announced an ambitious new version of last year's critically acclaimed sophomore album The Moon Rang Like a Bell comprised entirely of remixes, due out on OWSLA onFebruary 17. Tapping a plethora of like-minded, forward-thinking musicians and producers the final work consists of remixes and reconceptualizations by PlaidHuxleyIllangeloBrandt Bauer,ShigetoKodak to Graph, and reworkings by members of the band among others (full tracklist below). The album is graced by an imaginative cover art "remix" of the original album art, rendered as a real-life diorama. The release arrives just days after the start of a headlining US tour that kicks off inLos Angeles at El Rey Theater on February 13 - full dates below.

The band are also pleased to announce a rescheduled date for their appearance on The Late Show With David Letterman, now slated for February 11. The original date was postponed when the group were caught stranded in a torrential snowstorm in northern New York while on tour with Interpol last November.


 
LISTEN TO ORIGINAL VERSION OF THE MOON RANG LIKE A BELL ON SOUNDCLOUD:http://soundcloud.com/hundredwaters/sets/themoonranglikeabell


LISTEN TO THE 'DOWN FROM THE RAFTERS' EP ON SOUNDCLOUD:



THE MOON RANG LIKE A BELL (REMIXED) TRACK LIST

1- Show Me Love (Nicole Miglis Acoustic)
2- Murmurs (Brandt Brauer Frick Remix)
3- Cavity (Shigeto Remix)
4- Out Alee (Plaid Remix)
5- Innocent (Illangelo's Confessional Remix)
6- Broken Blue (Dirty Beaches Remix)
7- Chambers (bvdub's Two Hearts Apart)
8- Down From the Rafters (Huxley Remix)
9- [animal] (Siriusmo Remix)
10- Seven White Horses (Trayer Remix)
11- Xtalk (Kodak to Graph Remix)
12- No Sound (Paul & Zach's Waltz)

 


 
UPCOMING LIVE DATES

2/11/15 - San Diego, CA - Casbah POSTPONED
2/13/15 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theater
2/14/15 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
2/16/15 - Portland, OR - Branx
2/17/15 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
2/18/15 - Vancouver, BC - Electric Owl
2/21/15 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
2/22/15 - Kansas City, MO - Record Bar
2/24/15 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
2/26/15 - Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace
2/27/15 - Montreal, QC - SAT
2/28/15 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair
3/2/15 - Philadelpgia, PA - Union Transfer
3/5/15 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
3/6/15 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall
3/7/15 - Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
3/8/15 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
3/10/15 - Miami, FL - Grand Central
3/11/15 - St Petersburg, FL - State Theatre
3/13/15 - Orlando, FL - Dr. Phillips PAC
3/16/15 - New Orleans, LA - Republic

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