5/31/2011

Eternal Summers @ The Echo



Eternal Summers play the echo tonight, May 31st.
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GLISS us tour this week



GLISS is one of the best LA rock bands. Their last album Devotion Implosion came out two years ago. Since they have toured with The Horrors and many other bands. Now they begin a 4-date west coast tour with Glasvegas.

June 4th: Glasvegas and Gliss at Neumos (Seattle)

June 5th: Glasvegas and Gliss at Hawthorne Theater (Portland)

June 7th: Glasvegas and Gliss at Great American (SF)

June 8th: Glasvegas and Gliss at Troubadour (LA)
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5/30/2011

Pulp "Common People"


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5/28/2011

Eternal Summers + Seapony @ Echo



ETERNAL SUMMERS



SEAPONY
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ETERNAL SUMMERS at the ECHO with Seapony on Tuesday May 31st. In celebration of all that is great we are giving away two pairs of tickets to those amazing LA music lovers out there. All you have to do is send your name or email address and mention Eternal Summers. Leave a comment below, follow us on twitter, or send an email to PORTINFINITE @ aol.com and we will pick a winner at noon on Wednesday. Enter sooner than later. Good luck.
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Asobi Seksu @ Satellite



Asobi Seksu plays the Satellite tonight, May 28th.
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5/27/2011

Gil Scott-Heron (RIP 1949-2011)



Major influence on music and poetry, Gil Scott-Heron (1949-2011).
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Joan As Police Woman @ Bootleg



Joan As Police Woman will be playing the Bootleg Theater tonight, May 27th.
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5/26/2011

Little Dragon @ Berkeley Street Studio



Little Dragon playing at Berkeley Street Studio tonight May 26th.
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Nick Cave reissues

We are giving these four Nick Cave CDs from the 1990s: Let Love In, Murder Ballads, The Boatmans Call, and No More Shall We Part. One lucky winner. Please make a comment below or follow us on Twitter.
More info about these reissues on the official site: www.nickcaveandthebadseeds.com

Video info:

Watch exclusive videos from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds' classic The Boatman's Call below and feel free to embed and share.

The Boatman's Call along with Let Love In, No More Shall We Part and Murder Ballads were all recently reissued as Collector's Editions.

They can be purchased at iTunes or via your local record shop to get your hands on the amazing artwork.

"(Are You) The One That I've Been Waiting For?"

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5/25/2011

Stereo Total @ Echoplex contest



STEREO TOTAL at the ECHOPLEX with Giant Drag on Tuesday May 31st. In celebration of all that is great we are giving away two pairs of tickets to those amazing LA music lovers out there. All you have to do is send your name or email address and mention Stereo Total. Leave a comment below, follow us on twitter, or send an email to PORTINFINITE @ aol.com and we will pick a winner at noon on Wednesday. Enter sooner than later. Good luck.
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5/24/2011

The Horrors "Still Life"



New song by The Horrors. New album in July 2011.
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James Blake @ Hollywood Forever







James Blake plays at Hollywood Forever tonight, May 24th.
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5/21/2011

James Blake @ Troubadour









James Blake plays the Troubadour on Monday, May 23rd. He also performs at Hollywood Forever of the 24th.
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White Denim @ Echo contest



WHITE DENIM at the ECHO on Wednesday May 25th. In celebration of all that is great we are giving away two pairs of tickets to those amazing LA music lovers out there. All you have to do is send your name or email address and mention WHITE DENIM. Leave a comment below, follow us on twitter, or send an email to PORTINFINITE @ aol.com and we will pick a winner at noon on Wednesday. Enter sooner than later. Good luck.
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5/20/2011

Nite Jewel @ Troubadour



Nite Jewel will be playing the Troubadour on Monday June 23rd.
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Zola Jesus @ Make Music Pasadena



Zola Jesus will be playing Make Music Pasadena, June 18th.
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5/19/2011

Brian Jonestown Massacre "Hide and Seek"



Brian Jonewtown Massacre LIVE in Spain.
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5/18/2011

Foster The People @ Amoeba Music



Foster The People play at Amoeba Music LA on May 24th 6pm. Bring your paint bottles.
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5/17/2011

Gavin Friday "catholic"

Extraordinary music legend Gavin Friday releases new album "catholic" today (digital) with physical release date slated for August. (MB3/EMI)
4 star Reviews from Uncut, Q, Mojo and more!
"torchy, mirror-ball beauty. These are his silkiest arrangements, but shadowy undercurrents ensure the tension never lets up."
- MOJO 4 stars
"Friday shamelessly rekindles the Eno/Lanois unforgettable shimmer, croons against the dying of the light, and somehow emerges defiantly alive."
- Uncut 4 stars
"Echoes of Yeats writing about the violent heart... the music policy is sui generis, nocturnal-futurist with Friday's yearning half falsetto melodies drifting past moonscapes lit by neo ambient and late night club pulses " - Hot Press
" In short, it's a captivating listen from a distinguished performer. Welcome back, Gavin.
Q Magazine 4 stars
"16 years off the circuit don’t seem to have withered his pen" - The Post (Ireland)
"Able, the album's opening salvo, is an elated blast of stadium-bating synth-rock that is more uplifting than elegiac. Writhing in the song's spiralling keyboard sounds and gently chiming guitars, Friday purrs in his inimitable style about love, loss and letting go. Buoyed by a pulsating bass line and Friday's gruff half-spoken vocals, the song simmers and boils into a rousing frenzy of poeticism and rock panache, like U2 imbibing the introspective talents of Leonard Cohen."
Q Magazine Track of the Day
“Able” is an unexpected masterpiece that gives us a glimpse of what is to come from Friday’s new album.” – Pop In Stereo

16 years since his last album, it’s time to salute anti-hero Gavin Friday, who returns to form with his new album “catholic” set for digital release in North America on May 17th with CD to come in late August on MB3 Records/ EMI Music.
In recent years, Gavin Friday’s career has been dominated by cinema, soundtrack and theatre. So its no surprise that their collective, lush shadow looms over catholic. Friday takes conventional song structures and scores them, adding Bowie-synths, sci-fi swirls, epic strings and Germanic rhythms. Friday still puts the same energy and passion into his work that he did as a founding member of seminal post-punk band, Virgin Prunes.
Fittingly enough, “catholic” comes to us at a time of upheaval, of political chaos, and of spiritual, financial and moral bankruptcy. Our world is a very different place since Friday’s last album, Shag Tobacco, was released. The intervening decade and a half coincided with a prolific work period for the singer. From award winning soundtracks - William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet, In America, The Boxer, Get Rich Die Tryin' (with Quincy Jones) and three songs to In The Name Of The Father which featured two collaborations with U2’s Bono ("In The Name Of The Father", "Billy Boola") and a Golden Globe nomination for “You Made Me The Thief of Your Heart” as sung by Sinead O’Connor - to collaborating on Nothing like the Sun with Gavin Bryars and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Then there was his acting debut (in Neil Jordan’s Breakfast on Pluto ), Scott Walker collaborations and a Kurt Weill show at Dublin Theatre Festival. In personal terms, he endured illness, the end of his marriage and his father’s death. To some, the personal is political; but Gavin Friday is clear that this is “an emotional, not a political, album”. The singer likens catholic to “waking from a deep sleep, of letting go and coming to terms with loss”. And somewhere in the middle of all that, there are slivers of love, contentment and romance.
Sometimes when you’re building songs, they tell you ‘look after me’ or ‘fuck off, and leave me alone’”

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The Black Angels @ Detroit Bar tonight



The Black Angels play Detroit Bar tonight, May 17th

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THE BLACK ANGELS TO HEADLINE
THE FIRST ANNUAL
4Knots Music Festival
With Davila 666 and Oberhofer
More To Be Announced
To Be Held Saturday July 16th, 2011
At The South Street Seaport
May 17, 2011 - New York, NY – The Black Angels along with Davila 666 and Oberhofer are the first confirmed bands for this year’s inaugural 4Knots Music Festival. More bands and DJ’s will be announced shortly.
The Village Voice will launch the inaugural 4Knots Music Festival on Saturday July 16th at the South Street Seaport. The festival will be free, open to all ages, and held rain or shine. Bud Light is the title sponsor of the 4Knots Music Festival. Additional sponsors of the event include Dialogue in the Dark, Bodies the Exhibition, New York Film Academy, Institute of Audio Research and The New York Times.
Running between every borough of New York City and culminating near the South Street Seaport, the East River runs at a speed of 4 knots. The Seaport and Pier 17 have a rich and diverse history as profound to New York City as Wall Street, Central Park or even Times Square. Historically, the lower portion of the East River has been one of the busiest and most important channels in the world. Beginning this summer, there will be a new reason for people to flock to the area, ironically which was once also known as the banks of the Sound River.
The 4Knots Music Festival will feature renowned and emerging artists from today’s music scene performing live all day in front of what is sure to be an extremely large and enthusiastic audience. A full lineup of the day’s events will be announced in coming weeks.
The neighborhood where 4Knots Music Festival will be held offers attractions, shops and restaurants for every taste. It is easily accessible by subway, car, ferry or bus.
For the most up to date information please visit:

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DEVO live shows




DEVO CONFIRM LIVE SHOWS

“WHAT WE DO” INTERACTIVE VIDEO MAKES HISTORY

“WHAT WE DO: ELECTRO-DEVO REMIX CORNUCOPIA”
DIGITAL EP AVAILABLE NOW

May 17, 2011 – (Burbank, CA) – DEVO, purveyors of innovative modern music, prophetic sociological shamans, and forward-thinking fashion iconoclasts, have surfaced from their underground think tank compound to announce a handful of new live dates in order to briefly greet their demanding public.

Thur June 16 LC Pavilion Columbus, OH

Fri June 17 Stage AE Outdoors Pittsburgh, PA

Sat June 18 Yonge & Dundas Sq/NXNW Toronto, ONT, CAN

Sun June 19 Sound Of Music Festival Burlington, ONT, CAN

DEVO take to the road in support of their current Warner Bros. records album, SOMETHING FOR EVERYBODY and their brand new digital EP, “WHAT WE DO.”

As previously reported, Devo has just launched a truly unique, groundbreaking interactive video for the song, “WHAT WE DO.” The video was directed by Devo’s own Gerald Casale along with Kii Arens and Jason Trucco and features band members and a cast of Devo-attired professional thespians. What makes the short film so unique is that the viewer has the option to scan the entire 360 degrees of the viewing field to allow control of any focal point of interest. As various characters enter the scenario clad in a piece of Devo merchandise, the viewer can directly access the Official DEVO Store and immediately purchase the featured merchandise with a click. This level of user-friendly video technology is a first and Devo are the perfect creative entity to introduce this visually compelling fan-centric medium to an awaiting world.

Devo’s Gerald Casale explains: “The user/viewer is the director in this video. They decide what to see and when to see it in real time. They will be able to navigate and save a version of what they think others should see. It's like having a vote in Devo's creative process. It's truly interactive.”

To view the “WHAT WE DO” video, go to:
http://mashable.com/2011/04/19/devo-what-we-do/


Lastly, “What We Do: Electro-Devo Remix Cornucopia EP” is available now online only through all participating Digital retailers. The 5-track Digital Maxi Single will feature:

“What We Do” (Single Edit) 3:09

“What We do” (Static Revenger Remix) 6:22

“What We Do” (Kinky Remix) 5:10

“What We Do” (Avant Hard Remix) * 5:13

“Freedom Of Choice’ (Hoska & Osheen Last Minute Remix) * 5:26

Tracks #4 “What We Do” (Avant Hard Remix) and #5, “Freedom Of Choice” (Hoska & Osheen Last Minute Remix) come courtesy of the www.BeatPort.Com contest winners. Congratulations Avant Hard and Hoska & Osheen. They are now rich and famous as a result.

More Devo news soon. Until then, you know what to do and so do we.



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Peaches @ Sunset Junction 2011



PEACHES will be playing Sunset Junction 2011 in August.
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5/16/2011

Gliss: west coast dates



GLISS returns with 4 dates on the west coast. They will be supporting the Scottish band GLASVEGAS. Gliss is working on album number three. The first is called Love The Virgins and the second is called Devotion Implosion.


June 4th: Glasvegas w/ Gliss @ Neumos (Seattle)
June 5th: Glasvegas w/ Gliss @ Hawthorne Theater (Portland)
June 7th: Glasvegas w/ Gliss @ Great American (SF)
June 8th: Glasvegas w/ Gliss @ Troubadour (LA)
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5/15/2011

The Black Angels @ El Rey



The Black Angels will be at the El Rey tonight, May 15th.
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5/13/2011

The Black Angels: 3 shows in LA



The Black Angels will be playing 3 shows in the LA area this weekend. They will be at the Fox Pomona with The Kills on Saturday May 14th, and the El Rey on Sunday May 15th. The final show will be at Detroit Bar on Tuesday May 17th.
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5/12/2011

The Watson Twins @ Satellite



The Watson Twins play the Satellite tonight, May 12th.
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5/11/2011

PRINCE @ the Troubadour TONIGHT!



PRINCE @ the Troubadour two shows, May 11th
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Alessi's Ark: US Tour






FOLLOW ALESSI'S ARK ONLINE:
2 New Digital Singles Available Now + US Tour Dates Announced
British folk-popstress Alessi's Ark has just released the second in a series of digital singles on Bella Union records. The first released was the incessantly sweet song, "Wire," about young love and connecting to someone. "The song's edges are blurred enough to make it feel like reverie. 'Wire' is steeped with age. It's alluring in its openness and honest fragility," says a music blogger.

The latest single is a cover of 60s teen pop icon Lesley Gore's "Maybe I Know." Made famous by her still nearly ubiquitous hit "It's My Party," which she recorded at the age of 16, and others like the early feminist anthem "You Don't Own Me." Alessi feels a special kinship with Gore as a result of herself also being thrust into the spotlight in her teen years; she signed on the dotted line with Virgin Records UK when she was just 17.

"Last summer, I heard 'Maybe I Know' for the first time after my good friend Jake (Bellows) dreamt I performed it at a school party. He sent a YouTube link to Lesley Gore performing the song and it got stuck in my heart and brain immediately," says Alessi.

Click the player below to check out her version of Gore's song via her new music video.


Purchase "Maybe I Know" and "Wire" Now
iTUNES - AMAZON - BELLA UNION iTUNES (Exclusive)
US Tour Dates Announced for June

June 7 Cambridge, MA @ Club Passim
June 8 NYC, NY @ Joe's Pub
(opening for John Grant with Heidi Spencer)

June 9 NYC, NY @ Joe's Pub
(opening for John Grant with Heidi Spencer)

June 10 Philadelphia, PA @ World Café
June 11 Washington DC @ Bella Café,
June 12 Richmond, VA @ Steady Sounds
(3pm record store instore)
June 14 Durham, NC @ The Casbah

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5/09/2011

Where were you when you first heard SLOAN?


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5/07/2011

Zola Jesus @ Satellite tonight



ZOLA JESUS is playing the satellite tonight May 7th.
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5/06/2011

John Grant: US Tour

JOHN GRANT on tour w/ Heidi Spencer
Late this past March, John Grant left Austin’s SXSW festival on a trans-Atlantic flight in a state of bliss. It’s little surprise as the reviews of his select SXSW performances, backed by pals and Queen of Denmark producers Midlake, were some of the most superlative in his much-deserved, hard-fought rise to national attention…

Following SXSW and more soul-stirring performances in Europe, Grant is set to return to the U.S. in June for a select set of dates including a homecoming of sorts in Denver, CO, home of his long-time band The Czars, and culminating in two very special nights at the lush and intimate Joe’s Pub in New York City.
Called “…a more emotionally raw Rufus Wainwright with today’s most astonishing baritone,” by bloggers, Grant’s personal songs are unmistakably intense live. That intensity comes directly from John’s struggles growing up gay in small towns in the Midwest and later in life, with drugs and alcohol. With Queen of Denmark – and highlighted in songs like “Jesus Hates Faggots” – Grant’s personal battle to find worth and acceptance have finally translated into the bone crushing honesty and emotional power those around him always knew him to be capable of.

“…startlingly beautiful songs mostly unadorned, quietly backed by Midlake's soothing folk-rock… [“Jesus Hates Faggots”] was so honestly tender that you felt like turning to your neighbor and giving him or hera bless-you hug.” – SPIN

Opening for John when he hits The Independent on June 2 is Bella Union label mate and Milwaukee songstress Heidi Spencer & The Rare Birds.

John Grant Tour Dates
6/2/2011 San Francisco, CA The Independent w/ Heidi Spencer
6/3/2011 Los Angeles, CA Largo at the Coronet Theatre w/ Heidi Spencer
6/4/2011 Denver, CO The Walnut Room w/Heidi Spencer
6/8/2011 New York, NY Joe's Pub w/Heidi Spencer and Alessi’s Ark
6/9/2011 New York, NY Joe's Pub w/Alessi’s Ark and Heidi Spencer

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The Cure

THE CURE "REFLECTIONS" CONFIRMED FOR VIVID LIVE




One of the world's most enduringly influential bands, The Cure have today been confirmed to perform for Vivid LIVE at The Sydney Opera House, curated by Modular's Stephen "Pav" Pavlovic.

Hear how The Cure became the voice of generations with the performance of three releases that etched them into our consciousness.

The Cure will be appearing onstage with a uniquely evolving line-up of band members past and present, The Cure "Reflections" will see the band perform their first three albums live, in their entirety, in an extraordinary concert experience exclusively for Vivid LIVE on May 31 and June 1.

From the punchy, offbeat, starkly unadorned songs of Three Imaginary Boys, through the increasingly shadowy and quixotic pieces of Seventeen Seconds, to the singular melancholic grandeur of Faith, this is a rare chance to experience the origins of one of popular music's greatest stories.

In a coup for Vivid LIVE, this will be the first, and only, time The Cure perform these albums in succession.
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5/05/2011

The Hundred In The Hands @ Echoplex





The Hundred In The Hands opens for Dirty Vegas at Echoplex on Friday May 6th.
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The Raveonettes @ Trobadour tonight



The Raveonettes played a crazy live show last night. Tonight they begin a two night stand at the Troubadour. Both shows are sold out. It's going to be wild. They will be playing many songs off the new album Raven in the Grave, plus some hits from all five albums.
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5/03/2011

Yuck @ Troubadour July 30th



Yuck is making their third visit to LA this year. They will be playing for the first time The Troubadour on July 30th.
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Beach Fossils @ Echo tonight







Beach Fossils + Craft Spells tonight. It's sold out. Thanks for entering the contest. Winners have been picked.
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5/01/2011

T.S.O.L.'s Jack Grisham talks 'An American Demon'



Jack Grisham book party today in Long Beach 2pm-6pm.
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Vivian Girls @ echo tonight



Vivian Girls at the Echo tonight, May 1st. See you there!!!
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