releases the GO HARD EP
in June as he heads out on a world tour—dates include a variety of festivals and are all listed below. The EP is out on Boysnoize Records founded , unsurprisingly by Alexander Ridha (aka Boys Noize) in 2005 so he could hve full artistic control of all his musical projects.
To keep up to speed head to boysnoize.com
# DJ SET
$$ DOG BLOOD
5/31 - SWITZERLAND - NEUCHATEL @ FESTINEUCH FESTIVAL*
6/1 – AUSTRIA -ST. POLTEN @ BEATPATROL *
6/7 – GERMANY - NÜRBURG RING @ ROCK AM RING *
6/8 – GERMANY – NÜRNBERG @ ROCK IM PARK *
6/9 – UK – MANCHESTER @ PARKLIFE #
6/13 – CAN – TORONTO @ THE HOXTON #
6/14 – USA – MINNEAPOLIS @ MILL CITY NIGHTS #
6/15 – USA – MANCHESTER @ BONNAROO #
6/16 – USA – CHICAGO @ SPRING AWAKENING #
6/16 – USA – CHICAGO @ SPY BAR #
6/17 – USA – WASHINGTON @ U STREET MUSIC HALL #
6/20 – USA - SAN FRANCISCO @ MEZZANINE #
6/21 – USA @ LAS VEGAS @ EDC @ HARD STAGE #
6/22- USA - LAS VEGAS @ EDC @ HARD STAGE $$
6/28 – UK – GLASTONBURY @ SILVER HAYES STAGE $$
6/29 – UK – GLASTONBURY @ SPIRIT OF 71` STAGE #
7/4 – FRANCE – BELFORT @ EUROCKENNES *
7/5 – BELGIUM – WERCHTER @ ROCK WERCHTER *
7/6 – GERMANY – VÖLKLINGEN @ MAGNETIC FESTIVAL #
7/11 – USA – MARIAVILLE @ CAMP BISCO #
7/12 – USA – LOUISVILLE @ FORECASTLE FESTIVAL #
7/14 – CAN – OTTAWA @ OTTAWA BLUES FEST $$
7/27 – JAPAN – NIIGATA @ FUJI ROCK *
8/3 – USA – LOS ANGELES @ HARD SUMMER $$
8/4 – USA – CHICAGO @ LOLLAPALOOZA $$
8/9 – GERMANY – SAALBERG @ SONNEMONDSTERNE *
8/11 – HUNGARY – BUDAPEST @ SZIGET FESTIVAL *
8/15 – PORTUGAL – OFIR @ PACHA BNR NIGHT #
8/15 – BELGIUM – HASSELT @ PUKKELPOP FESTIVAL #
8/17 – GERMANY – HOCKENHEIMRING @ ROCK´M HEIM #
8/20 – SPAIN – IBIZA @ TOGETHER @ AMNESIA #
8/23 – FRANCE – CHARLEVILLE @ CABARET VERT FESTIVAL*
8/24 – UK – GLASGOW @ SLAM #
8/25 – UK @ SOUTH WEST FOUR *
8/29 - SWITZERLAND - ZURICH @ ZURICH OPEN AIR #
8/30 – USA – NEW YORK @ ELECTRIC ZOO $$
8/31 – USA – NEW YORK @ ELECTRIC ZOO *
Third Man Records are releasing records by a couple of theoretically fictional bands (this language is used with intent). These bands, which were apparently real, are from the Detroit area.
First there is a single from Rockfire Funk Express
, a band that recorded a single in 1973 at United Sound Systems. The two tracks were: People Save the World
and Rockfire Funk Express
. Both songs have sat in a vault somewhere for 40 years. The band morped into --until Death
The rest is history…the history of punk according to the release…except no punks ever heard the songs. Nonetheless? Interesting ! But it HERE
The other release--Tangmania
—also rumored to have never really existed is by The Underwear Heads. Apparently the band included John Crenshaw (brother of Marshall Crenshaw). Also, according to the release, the six song EP was pressed for release on vinyl but all the copies were defective. This is the first actual release. Buy it HERE
I have no idea as to the veracity of the origins of these releases. It could all be bullshit for all I know. Nonetheless both come out May 28, 2013.
Buy a bundle of both releases HERE
Boards of Canada have a new video for their song, Reach for the Dead, out now. You can check it out below. The song is off the group’s new LP, Tomorrow’s Harvest, which comes out June 11, 2013.
The video…or film..is by Neil Krug.
Be sure to look for more from Boards of Canada soon. Interesting group.
The CBGB Music & Film Festival
is a five day festival and conference taking place from October 9 to 13, 2013. It takes place at a variety of venues in Brooklyn and Manhattan. The conference and film festivals will take place at The Landmark Sunshine Theater on East Houston Street.
The festival will showcase music, film, art social awareness and the workshops will be entertainment industry oriented.
40 or so new movies will be premiered etc.
There are four different levels of tickets. You can find out more HERE
I have no idea what this has to do with CBGBs.
Susanna, of Susanna and the Magical Orchestra, has a new track, Death Hanging, out now on her own label, SusanSonata. The song features vocals by Siri Nilsen and Susanne Sundfør. Unsurprisingly the Norwegian artists recorded the track at the Øya Festival in Oslo in 2012.
In 2012, Susanna released the LP, Wild Dog, and plans to release a new LP, The Forester (as Susanna and Ensemble neoN) in September, 2013. She is also shortly to head out on tour. Dates are below.
May 24 - Oslo, NO @ Rockefeller w/ Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
May 29 - Stockholm, SE @ Södra Teatern w/ Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
May 31 - Malmö, SE @ KB w/ Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
June 1 - Copenhagen, DE @ Den Grá Hal w/ Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
June 2 - Aarhus, DE @ Voxhall w/ Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
June 11 - Kino, NO @ Kongsberg [Stemmerettsjubiléet 2013]
July 6 - Kino, NO @ Energimølla, Kongsberg Jazzfestival
Japanther, the musical-art project of Ian Vanek and Mat Reilly, have released a dozen LPs in the past ten years. Their latest release, Eat Like Lisa Act Like Bart, came out yesterday on Recess Records. They have a video for the track, Stolen Flowers, and are heading out on tour in support.
I have never seen them but I have been told that their shows, even in small venues, are something to be seen. Often bands who are heavy on the art produce music that you don’t actually want to LISTEN to—that is NOT Japanther. Give a listen, give a look.
6/28: San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
6/29: Oakland, CA @ Metro Theater
6/30: Los Angeles, CA @ The American Legion Hall (Growing Up Dumb Festival)
7/1: Chicago, IL @ Schuba's
7/2: Bloomington, IN @ Rachel's
7/3: Detroit, MI @ Old Miami
7/4: Detroit, MI @ Gratiot Gallery
7/5: Northport, MI @ 109 E Nagonaba
7/6: Northport, MI @ 109 E Nagonaba
7/7: Cleveland, OH @ Now That's Class
7/9: Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
7/10: Philadelphia, PA @ Ortliebs Lounge
7/11: Brooklyn, NY @ Rare Form
7/12: Washington, NJ @ Washington Theater
7/13: Providence, RI @ AS220
7/14: Cambridge, MA @ Cambridge Elks Lodge
Independent Project Records
is back. The innovative label is re-emerging with a three CD re-mastered package from Red Temple Spirits
on June 11, 2013. The release includes three releases from the band.
IPR was founded in 1980 and was started as a class project at UCLA’s Fine Arts Department. It was way for founder, Bruce Licher, to release his own music in artistic packaging but it became more than that. Bands such as Savage Republic
, Licher’s own Scenic
and many others called the label home.
The reborn label will be reissuing out of print titles but they will also be releasing new material. Artistic music in innovative packaging will surely follow. The Red Temple Spirits release will be limited to 1000 numbered copies and feature the LPs: Dancing To Restore An Eclipsed Moon
, If Tomorrow I Were Leaving For Lhasa and I Wouldn’t Stay a Minute More...
Squarepusher are playing shows in the USA in May and July—including the Red Bull Music Academy stage at Movement Festival . This and other dates are below The remaining dates are in July which are replacements for shows affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Ufabulum is the latest Squarepusher release and these dates incorporate not only the music but audio/visual presentations on a large scale. The entire undertaking is conceived, designed and written by Squarepusher.
May 26 – Movement Electronic Music Festival – Detroit, MI
July 5 – Metro – Chicago, IL
July 7 – Black Cat – Washington, DC
July 9 – LPR – New York, NY
July 13 – Camp Bisco Music Festival – Mariaville, NY
Night Birds is set to release their second LP, Born to Die in Suburbia, on July 9, 2013. You can chec out the first single, Maimed for the Masses, below --it is available as a 7 inch from Fat Wreck Chords, th LP is on Grave Mistake Records in the USA and Taken By Surprise Records in Europe.
The band is also heading out on tour in June. Dates include slots with Zero Boys and Red Dons (not at the same time though). Dates are below.
% = w/ Omegas
* = w/ Red Dons
# = w/ Zero Boys
$ = w/ Big Eyes
6/1 - Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas (Chaos in Tejas)
6/2 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk (Chaos in Tejas)
6/7 - Washington, DC @ Casa Fiesta $
6/8 - Richmond, VA @ Gallery 5 $
6/15 - New Brunswick, NJ @ Cooler Ranch
6/28 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar (Insubordination Fest)
7/11 - Philly, PA @ Golden Tea House (RECORD RELEASE WEEKEND) %
7/12 - Brooklyn, NY @ Death By Audio (RECORD RELEASE WEEKEND) %
7/13 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes (RECORD RELEASE WEEKEND) %
7/24 - New Brunswick, NJ @ Alamo*
7/25 - NYC, NY @ Cake Shop*
7/26 - Long Island, NY @ No Fun Club*
7/27 (early show) - Boston, MA @ The Middle East*
7/27 (late show) - Boston, MA @ O'Briens*
8/23 - Columbus, OH @ Ace Of Cups #
8/24 - Cleveland, OH @ Now That's Class #
8/25 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Belvedere's (Skull Fest 4) #
8/26 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter #
8/27 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar #
8/28 - TBA #
8/29 - Brooklyn, NY @ Europa #
8/30 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater (2000 Tons Of TNT Fest) #
8/31 - Philly, PA @ Voltage #
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
have a new single, Better Days
. You can check it out below. Their new , eponymous, LP comes out July 23, 2013 on Vagrant Records. The band is currently on tour and you can find dates HERE
The tour includes an August 4 stop at the Hollywood Bowl. You can get tickets at the link above.