2/28/2011

Adventures in Killing the Radio Star


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2/27/2011

NOISE POP day six

The final day was low key. There was a daytime show with The Growlers and The Fresh & Onlys. This was totally sold out and could have moved to a bigger venue. The Growlers brought out the young fans. There brand of garage rock is very hip. The Fresh & Onlys are one of the best bands from SF. It was good to see these bands in this mimosa environment. I missed out on th4e Ben Gibbard gig later in the night, and watched the Oscars instead. It sounded wonderful. This year's Noise Pop was singular, defining, fresh, and exciting. All the shows I went to were sold out and more people were wanting to get in. Look forward to it next year!
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BLACK SWAN Featurette: Natalie Portman's Training



Oscar predictions: Natalie Portman & Colin Firth.
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NOISE POP day five

I headed down to the Noise Pop day party. I saw a few readings. Zachery Lipez and Nick Zinner was really good. It reminded me of Nuyorican Poets Cafe type stuff. This was the first year that Noise pop had like an arts and crafts weekend. It was impressive. The big show on Saturday was Best Coast/Wavves at the Regency Ballroom. It was packed and we barely got in. Ended up meeting some people from High Road touring. I thought Wavves were much improved since I saw them at FYF fest last summer. Best Coast are one of the hottest bands right now. The front rows were stocked with teenage girls who knew all the songs. It was an amazing night in the city and a fun festival all around. I got to experience many bands and three films.
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The Growlers @ Bottom of The Hill






Gallery is here. The Growlers photos here taken by Angel Ceballos in Seattle.


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2/26/2011

Best Coast "When I'm With You"



BEST COAST tonight at Regency Ballroom
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Noise Pop day four

A clear cold day. I was in Berkeley for most of the day in the recording studio. Back on the train to see the Nick Zinner art show. Even though I was late, it was still packed. Ice cream man was nearby, and ice cream in sub-40 degree weather is always good. It didn't snow. I stopped by a friend's house. Finally at ten I was back at Cafe du Nord. The joint was packed for The Black Ryder and Tamaryn. I heard the The Soft Moon was another band to check out.

The Black Ryder came out with a projected light show. They are an Australian band. But they have been bringing their brand of gothic rock to the people here in the States. They have played in SF a few times this year, and recently in LA too. Aimee and Scott both handle the vocal duties. Their songs have shoegazing jangly guitars and strong basslines. At the end it is a heavy experience.

Tamaryn is a newer band who is making a mark already. Their original sounds have captivated many people. I have included a video in a previous post and will let the music speak for itself. They will be on tour with the Raveonettes. That is a show that is not to be missed.
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Noise Pop day three

Spin Presents:

Look at What the Light Did Now (A documentary film about Feist and her collaborators)

Thursday was a rainy cold day in San Francisco. Instead of genre hopping and traveling great distances I went to check out some documentaries. There was a little art installation by Simone Rubi and music by Little Wings. I had met Simone Rubi ten years ago when she was in the band Call and Response. It was the first time I remember going to a Noise Pop show. The FEIST movie was mainly about her, Leslie Feist making her second album, The Reminder, and the tour after, and all the collaborations. It was a great movie, even for people who nothing about Feist. It was well attended by a throng of fans who braved the weather.

The second film of the night, The Family Jams, was about an early tour with Devendra Banhart, Joanna Newsom, and Vetiver. Kevin Barker had followed them around for this unconventional tour in alternative spaces and galleries. You think that this would be a packed house for the hometown favorites, but there was little love (Banhart has since moved to LA, and Newsom spends a lot of time in NYC). The film illustrates the early days of "the family." There was an interesting scene with Banhart meeting his estranged father. Joanna Newsom had to cancel a few dates of the tour because her best friend died in a car crash during the tour, and she attended the funeral. On the way back she had more car troubles and had to rent a van. There is also a scene with the band the Pleased, with singer Noah Georgeson, who was Joanna Newsom's boyfriend at the time. Joanna was also a member of the group, but had more success as a solo artist and had to quit. The Pleased broke up a few years later, and most of its members are now part of Banhart's backing band. There is another great scene with Linda Perhacs: Perhacs seems like some spaced out lady in a jogging outfit. The Banhart/Newsom/Vetiver group have all toured the world heavily and have had success independent of each other. This movie is like a scrapbook, and a look back at a time when these artists were first emerging on the scene.

I spent the night at the SF Independent. I caught two up and coming new bands: Voxhaul Broadcast and The Stone Foxes.



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2/24/2011

The Black Ryder @ Cafe du Nord tomorrow



The Black Ryder @ Cafe du Nord tomorrow Feb 25th w/ TAMARYN (NOISE POP)
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NOISE POP day two



Even more rested I head into the second day of the fest. It starts out with the film THIS IS NOISE POP. Featuring Sebadoh, Stephen Malkmus, Death Cab for Cutie, The National, the Donnas, Guided by Voices, Creeper Lagoon, Beulah, Bob Mould, the Dismemberment Plan, the Shins, Britt Daniel, Modest Mouse, Granddaddy and more. This is a revival of the past ten years on Noise Pop. I was at the shows every year. While this film focuses on bands like Archers of Loaf and John Vanderslice, it does show many gigs that I attended like Stephen Malkmus, Wolfmother, Dirtbombs, Cat Power and more. In a scene early in the film, at Thee Parkside, there is some heckler talking during an Archers of Loaf gig. The filmmakers spoke out about this scene as one the key moments in the film, and how life is hard for many indie rock people. That heckler turned out to be Jeff Davies from Brian Jonestown Massacre, a band that probably never got any love from Noise Pop. This movie is neither like an Urge A Music War or a Coachella the film. It seems to be centered in some 1990s perspective when whiny homunculus would thrash out songs. Many bands are pondering the question "What is Indie Rock?" It's a little depressing when you see a band who has since broken up, or others who signed to a major label and had much success. And you wonder why you didn't see more of Graddaddy or Cat Power, who always seem amazing despite labels. I am not sure if this film answers any questions, but it does shed light on the Noise Pop event, and brings together many bands you would not think of in the same breath.

After the film, I caught two bands at Cafe Du Nord: The Love Language and Telekinesis. These seem like two new bands who both have a bright future. They bring together many elements seen in the This Is Noise Pop film, yet they seem to have more talent and great songs. These bands although they haven't been around long, already have collected some enthusiastic fans, and they play exciting music. I look forward to seeing them again. I didn't get to see Versus. It was a cold night in SF. The temperature is dropping.
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Alessi's Ark - Wire


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NOISE POP day one

I arrived in SF on Monday, so I was rested for the first day of Noise Pop. I went downtown to get a bus pass. I stopped by the Noise Pop office to pick up my badge. It was located in the same building where I worked ten years ago when I first attended Noise Pop. In fact I interviewed Simone Rubi of Call and Response. Simone is having an art opening at the Viz Theater during the Feist movie. Everything is coming round. I ran into a friend and we headed to Mini Bar to see some photography. The small event on Divisadero was nice. After that, I headed to Bender's and saw a heavy metal band. The place was packed and it was difficult to see the band. I passed on going to Oakland and checking out Yo Lo Tengo. My feet were tired after many miles of walking.
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Dance Yrself Clean - LCD Soundsystem - Muppets rock out in Brighton !


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2/23/2011

The Love Language @ cafe du nord


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2/22/2011

Sister Crayon

SISTER CRAYON'S new album "Bellow" out today on Manimal Vinyl, stream it now.

playing Noise Pop tomorrow with Dan Deacon

STREAM the entire album: Bellow

download: remixes from Busdriver and Raleigh Moncrief

video: I'm Still The Same Person

(via Altered Zones)

After months on anticipation, Sister Crayon's masterful debut Bellow is finally here. You can stream the entire debut on their bandcamp for a limited time, and make sure to check out some remixes from their buddies Busdriver and Raleigh Moncrief (What's Up).

Recently, the band debuted their video for the "I'm Still The Same Person" single on Yours Truly. YT says "For the past few years, Sacramento, CA’s Sister Crayon has been tapping beneath our feet, churning below the surface like molten lava. But, in just the past few months, those taps have fractured the floorboards and on February 22nd, their haunting spirits will break through with the release of their debut album, Bellow. To prepare for the release, Abram Pineda-Fischer created a video for album opener, “I’m Still The Same Person” in which the embodiment of death is captured in a frail, staff-wielding girl."

Something small and quiet at first, Sister Crayon began with vocalist Terra Lopez playing classical guitar and pre-programmed beats on a loop pedal to attentive house party crowds. With the addition of members Dani Fernandez, Jeffrey LaTour, and Nicholas Suhr, Sister Crayon emerged seamlessly melding haunting balladry, rich analog textures, and a rhythmic prowess informed by trip-hop and krautrock. Despite the music's dark, melancholy nature, there's a sweetness and charisma about Lopez that immediately strikes a chord with audiences.

Live, the four-piece uses a combination of samplers, guitar, synths, and live percussion to lay down a steady foundation as Lopez builds and breaks down the songs, alternating between a hip-hop inflected cadence and a spectral croon. In the past year, Sister Crayon has created quite a stir with their inspiring performances playing alongside folks like Baths, School of Seven Bells, Busdriver, Warpaint (who they put a split 7-inch out with), Truckasaurus, among many others in their brief existence as a band.

Their forthcoming debut full-length "Bellow" is full of juxtapositions that inexplicably work well together: woeful yet triumphant, expanse but also intimate. The inspiration for "Bellow" derives from a few places, namely the writer Fernando Pessoa who had a large influence on the record. His curiosity and writings on death, homosexuality, longing, and general despair was the muse for the mood and tone, a tension that is present throughout.

The record is a representation of the evolution of Sister Crayon from the solo beginnings of quiet, dark songwriting to the powerful, dynamic, full band construction. One out of many standouts, "Anti Psalm" is an ode to religious antics and absent fathers weaving 808 beats with analog synths while Lopez's vocals (along with guest vocalists Jules Baenziger of Sea of Bees and Caitlin Gutenberger of Two Sheds) create haunting doo-wop harmonies. "Stem", a moody track that ebbs and flows, creating a wave of synths, piano, drums, and an eight person choral chant mid-song. Other standouts are the galloping "I'm Still The Same Person" and the head-nodding R&B swagger of "(In) Reverse", which showcases the band's electronic leanings with pulsing MPC beats, trippy analog sequencers, and manic vocal layers.

A refreshing change from a lot of contemporary music, what you get with Sister Crayon is sincerity, thoughtfulness, beauty, wisdom, joy, and (perhaps, best of all) music that should be at once pondered and cherished. Stumbling onto Sister Crayon is like finding a book of apocalyptic poetry in the confessional booth of an old, burned out cathedral.

"Imagine a non-Brooklyn MGMT with Bat For Lashes or Mazzy Star’s Hope Sandoval fronting. So sultry, breathy vocals over band claps and dulcet piano patters. Amazing"
-Dazed Digital

"Something about the wide expanses and deep chasms of the Western states breeds unearthly, psychedelic moaning like this, reminiscent of desert campfires and psilocybin mushrooms."
-Prefix Mag

"The superb voice this lady has blends beautifully and articulately with the patient electronics and scaling melodies that this album contains and the steady, soulful rhythms prove to be equally as important towards each track’s success."
-Planet Notion

UPCOMING SHOWS

Feb 23rd - San Francisco @ Rickshaw Stop with Dan Deacon

sistercrayon.bandcamp.com

www.manimalvinyl.com


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2/21/2011

Smith Westerns





All photos: Angel Ceballos
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Noisepop Presents - The Stone Foxes - at the Independent Feb 24th


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San Francisco: Noise Pop 2011



Noise Pop starts tomorrow. Some great shows coming up this week are:

Feb 22nd: Yo Lo Tengo @ Fox Oakland
Feb 23rd: Versus @ Du Nord
Feb 24th: The Stone Foxes @ Independent
Feb 25th: The Concretes @ Rickshaw
Feb 25th: Tamaryn + The Black Ryder @ Café du Nord
Feb 26th: Best Coast + Wavves @ Regency
Feb 26th: How To Dress Well @ Café du Nord
Feb 27th: Fresh and Onlys @ Bottom of the Hill
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2/19/2011

Surfer Blood secret show/house party



SURFER BLOOD is in town and will be playing a house party in LA. More details later.
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2/18/2011

Radiohead : live in Japan



RADIOHEAD: present a sample of the new album THE KING OF LIMBS.

BROADCASTED live from JAPAN
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2/17/2011

Suburban Lawns "Janitor"




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The Octopus Project: west coast tour





The Octopus Project Announces West Coast Tour
with Man...or Astro-man? and Devo


"The Rolling Stones of bleep-bloop." - The Onion

"If there's a such thing as a happiness seizure, be prepared to have one."
- Paste Magazine


"Unprecedented levels of bliss slapped across the faces of concertgoers... see for yourself" -Spin.com

Download and Listen to "Fugefat" off Hexadecagon



Austin based quintet The Octopus Project has announced a West Coast tour including dates with iconic new wave group, Devo, and surf rock outfit Man...or Astro-man? In October, The Octopus Project was honored to join the line-up at Moogfest 2010 with MGMT, Massive Attack, Hot Chip and headliner Devo. When Devo's guitarist suffered a hand injury and couldn't perform, The Octopus Project was asked to fill in as Devo's backing band. They all got along so well, that when it came time to schedule their make-up tour, they asked the band to join them. Perhaps a result of a shared obsession for vintage electronics, the band will be supporting Devo on their rescheduled tour dates.

The Octopus Project plans to hit the East Coast in April (dates to be announced) in their continued road support of their fourth full length album, Hexadecagon
, released in 2010 on Peek-A-Boo Records
. After the band's extensive tour, they will return to the studio to work on a new LP!

The Octopus Project West Coast Tour Dates:

2.18 - Plush - Tuscon, Arizona w/
Stareater, Treasure Mammal
2.19 - The Casbah - San Diego, CA w/ Man... or Astro-man?
2.20 - The Echo - Los Angeles, CA w/ Man... or Astro-man?
2.21 - The Independent - San Francisco, CA w/ Man... or Astro-man?
2.23 - The Doug Fir Lounge - Portland, OR - w/ Man... or Astro-man?
2.24 - The Crocodile - Seattle, Washington - w/ Man... or Astro-man?
2.25 - Biltmore Cabaret - Vancouver, BC, Canada - w/ Man... or Astro-man?
2.26 - The Wild Buffalo - Bellingham, WA - w/ Man... or Astro-man?
2.28 - Kilby Court - Salt Lake City, UT - w/ Birthquake
2.28 - The Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT - w/ Birthquake
3.01 - The Hi-Dive - Denver, CO - w/ Le Divorce, Force Publique
3.02 - The Launchpad - Albuquerque, NM - w/ The Gatherers

The Octopus Project Tour Dates w/ Devo:

3.15 - Seattle, WA - Moore Theater

3.16 - Crystal Ballroom - Portland, OR
3.18 - Warfield Theatre - San Francisco, CA
3.19 - Club Nokia - Los Angeles, CA
3. 20 - Belly Up - San Diego, CA
3.25 - Warehouse Live - Houston, TX
3.27 - ACL Live - Austin, TX


For more information, please visit:
http://www.theoctopusproject.com
http://www.myspace.com/theoctopusproject
http://www.peekaboorecords.com/hexadecagon/

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Esben and The Witch: Next Big Things 2011



Esben and The Witch is one of the bands in @SPINmagazine SPIN's 11 Next Big Things for 2011. Bands include Lykke Li, DOM, Esben and The Witch, Smith Westerns, MNDR.

Ebsen and The Witch will be playing in LA at the Bootleg Theater on March 22nd, 2011.
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2/16/2011

Alessi's Ark TIME TRAVEL



Alessi's Ark will be coming out with a second album on April 25th, 2011. TIME TRAVEL will the first American release for the 20 year old Alessi Laurent-Marke from London. She has just played a show this past week with Sharon Van Etten and will be playing in Europe with John Grant. Alessi's Ark will also be at SXSW this year. And hopefully we will be seeing a world tour this year.

The first album from Alessi's Ark, Notes From The Treehouse, came out two years ago. That was a lush production done in Omaha, Nebraska with Mike Mogis. That record was done many years ago. TIME TRAVEL was recorded in Brighton and Wales. Alessi's Ark has played many shows in the past two years in the UK and Europe, and even a few in America. I got to hear this new album recently. I am not sure if I was hearing the final mixes. But even though I love the first album, I like the stripped down, direct feel of the new album too. The first album had a few songs that had orchestral parts, that were impossible to recreate live. Alessi's Ark has performed solo and with a band as well. TIME TRAVEL has songs that are immediate, bare, and raw. They could work in a solo intimate way, but also with a full band atmosphere. I imagine that all the songs on this album will somehow make it into the live set, where some early songs on the first album like "Magic Weather" and "Glendora" never made it to the live show.
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2/15/2011

Tame Impala

TAME IMPALA ANNOUNCE SPRING 2011 US TOUR, NAMED ONE OF SPIN MAGAZINE'S 2011 'NEXT BIG THINGS'



Photo credit: Matthew Saville

Tame Impala spent most of 2010 traversing the globe, playing barefoot on stages from Boise to Belgium, from their languid beachfront hometown of Perth to Bowery Ballroom and beyond. Along the way, they picked up Rolling Stone Australia's Album of the Year award, Best New Music from Pitchfork for their debut album Innerspeaker, props from Diplo, Erol Alkan, Flying Lotus, and Wayne Coyne, and have just been crowned one of Spin's 'Next Big Things' in their annual look at the future of music.

April will see the band set out on one last US tour in support of Innerspeaker before they return to Australia to work on their second album. Already announced as part of the Coachella line-up, Tame Impala will also be playing in the below cities. They are excited to take UK band Yuck out with them on these dates. All tickets will be on sale this weekend.

US SPRING 2011 TOUR DATES
** All below dates (except Coachella) are with Yuck as support

Friday April 15th || Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival || Indio, CA || SOLD OUT
Monday April 18th || The Fillmore || San Francisco, CA
Wednesday April 20th || Wonder Ballroom || Portland, OR
Thursday April 21st || Commodore Ballroom || Vancouver, BC
Friday April 22nd || Neumo's || Seattle, WA
Monday April 25th || Webster Hall || New York, NY
Wednesday April 27th || First Unitarian Church || Philadelphia, PA
Thursday April 28th || Paradise Rock Club || Boston, MA
Saturday April 30th || Cafe Campus || Montreal, QC
Sunday May 1st || Phoenix Concert Theatre || Toronto, ONT
Tuesday May 3rd || Lincoln Hall || Chicago, IL
Friday May 6th || Black Cat || Washington, DC

To get your copy of Innerspeaker, head here
To get Tame Impala's self-titled EP, head here
And for the Why Won't You Make Up Your Mind package, featuring a reworking by Erol Alkan, head here
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2/14/2011

KUSF radio station 90.3 FM



KUSF 90.3 FM is an independent radio station based in San Francisco. If you spent any time in SF the past thirty years you are probably familiar with it. I have spent half my life in SF and my dad and my grandmother both lived and died there. My dad also went to Hollywood High, and went to gigs in SF at the Fillmore back during the summer of love. KUSF has a relationship to a city like no other radio station. It was the main station we listened to in the 1980s and 1990s before the internet, when you had to rely on radio as a major source for new bands.

KUSF is very similar to KXLU in LA. It is connected to a college. The DJs are both students and music aficionados. But the LA area has KROQ, KCRW, and plenty of interesting college radio stations who will play bands like No Age and Best Coast. SF only has the one station KUSF. There is some KROQ station there: it's cool if you like in Stockton. There are some college radio stations but you can't hear their signal in SF. San Francisco has a big radio vacuum.

When I moved back to SF in 1989, I worked several jobs. I lived a bohemian existence on barely any money at all. It was nice to hear a station like KUSF and win free tickets to shows in town. In the beginning of 1991, I lived on Divisadero Street, not far from the University of SF campus and the KUSF station. I would stay up late at night listen to the radio and winning tickets at 3 in the morning. I won tickets to see Superchunk, Nirvana, Psychic TV, and Soundgarden. I won a bunch of free records. The station definitely helped me.

I moved away in 1996, but a friend of mine became a DJ on KUSF. His name is DJ Stevil. I would listen to his show and look at his playlists, and there was a lot of interesting music being played on that station in the past ten years.

Recently KUSF sold it's signal to a classical radio station based in LA. If you have driven around the USA the past few years, you realize how the same corporations own all the stations and play the same middlebrow, consensual music. It's dire out there. The radio world ressembles the most monoculture envisioned by Stalin. No worthwhile bands like Arcade Fire or Smith Westerns are getting played in that scenario.

I write this all to say: I love the old KUSF. I wish that they keep the old quirky and funky format of unique voices.

--Alexander Laurence
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2/10/2011

The Kills - Satellite


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Mick Harvey

MICK HARVEY

SKETCHES FROM THE BOOK OF THE DEAD

BRAND NEW ALBUM RELEASE

OUT MAY 3, 2011

(photo credit: Xanthe Waite)

Mick Harvey returns with a brand new solo album, Sketches From The Book Of The Dead, out May 3rd, 2011, his first since 2007’s Two Of Diamonds.

The first album to be entirely written by Harvey, the 11-track album was recorded and mixed with David McCluney at Atlantis Sound, Port Melbourne with additional recording at Harvey's own Grace Lane music room.

Sketches From The Book Of The Dead sees Mick Harvey (playing most of the instruments) joined by Rosie Westbrook on double bass, J.P. Shilo on accordion & violin, and Xanthe Waite contributing occasional ethereal backing vocals.

Mick Harvey, who is internationally renowned for his career with The Birthday Party, Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, and his soundtrack and production work, has most recently collaborated with PJ Harvey once again, co-producing and playing on her latest album, Let England Shake and will be joining her on tour throughout 2011.

Selected solo shows, interspersed amongst the PJ Harvey dates, should be announced soon.


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2/08/2011

Joseph Arthur @ Bootleg

Fold Logo

JOSEPH ARTHUR takes over the Bootleg Theater for

Music Residency & Living, Breathing Art Exhibit, February 8th through March 1st

joe arthur

Songsmith, poet and Grammy-nominated visual artist Joseph Arthur will be transforming the Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles into his workshop where he will perform, paint and curate a new, ever-evolving exhibit of his art every Tuesday night beginning February 8th through March 1st. The residency marks Joseph's return to Los Angeles following two sold-out nights at the Troubadour and three sold-out nights with Fistful of Mercy at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

A mesmerizing orchestrator of sound loops, Joseph often creates his own soundtrack to live stage painting. Listen for music from his first solo album since 2006's 'Nuclear Daydream' (more on that soon!).

Joseph will also be creating, showing and selling his art in The Fold's gallery

(2214 Beverly Blvd. - Bootleg's backstage area) for the duration of his residency. All artwork will be for sale and all performances will be recorded and sold as bootlegs immediately following the show. Peter Gabriel hails Joseph's artwork as exhibiting "strength and a visceral quality," connecting "Expressionism, Art Brut, Basquiat and the Graffiti movement," and Vanity Fair names him as "one of our most emotionally revealing and talented singer-songwriters."

Catch JOSEPH ARTHUR at the Bootleg Theater & Gallery (2220 Beverly Blvd., LA) @ 9:45pm, openers at 9pm, doors at 8pm.


February 8th w/ Tom Freund

February 15th w/ Madi Diaz

February 22nd w/ Craig Wedren

March 1st w/ Line and Circle

Tix $10 Advance/$12 Day of Show


josepharthur.com // museumofmodernarthur.com

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The Answering Machine - Lifeline (Official Video)


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2/07/2011

Smith Westerns @ Echo giveaway



Giving away a pair of Tix to SMITH WESTERNS + YUCK @ Echo on Feb 11th FRIDAY. RT "Smith Westerns" @portinfinite on twitter today and win. Or post a comment below with your email address. Will announce a winner Thursday night.
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Har Mar Superstar @ Satellite



At the Satellite every FRIDAY in February!!!
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2/06/2011

Sasquatch 2011 / May 27-30th

Sasquatch2011

Foo Fighters | Death Cab for Cutie | Modest Mouse | Wilco | Flaming Lips (Performing The Soft Bulletin and more) | The Decemberists | Bright Eyes | Iron & Wine | Rodrigo Y Gabriela | Bassnectar | Robyn | Flogging Molly | Pink Martini | Cold War Kids | Old 97s | Ratatat | Wolf Parade | Chromeo | Guided by Voices | Yeasayer | Beach House | Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings | Local Natives | Matt & Kim | Deerhunter | MSTRKRFT | Trailer Park Boys | Sleigh Bells | Major Lazer | Das Racist | Flying Lotus | Skrillex | Fitz & the Tantrums | !!! | Archers of Loaf | Against Me! | The Thermals | Best Coast | CSS | Surfer Blood | Jenny & Johnny | Macklemore & Ryan Lewis | The Heart and the Heart | Bonobo (DJ set) | City and the Colour | Reggie Watts | K-os | Gayngs | Tim Minchin | The Drums | Sam Roberts Band | The Radio Dept. | Young the Giant | The Antlers | Moondoggies | Sharon Van Etten | Villagers | Stornoway | Aloe Blacc | Black Mountain | Rival Schools | Noah and the Whale | Smith Westerns | Secret Sisters | Twin Shadow | Wye Oak | Tig Notaro | Wheedle's Groove | Alberta Cross | Foster the People | S. Carey | White Denim | Washed Out | Gold Panda | Dan Mangan | Axis of Awesome | The Gloves | Cotton Jones | Jaill | Mad Rad | Basia Bulat | Other Lives | The Bronx | Rebecca Gates | White Arrows | Pepper Rabbit | Talkdemonic | The Young Evils | and more


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2/01/2011

School of Seven Bells @ Conga Room tonight



SVIIB @ conga room 9pm tonight, Feb 1st, 2011
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Tame Impala

TAME IMPALA 'WHY WON'T YOU MAKE UP YOUR MIND' (EROL ALKAN REWORK)


The don of the modern discotheque, the man who practically invented the years 1999 - 2003 as London night TRASH (R.I.P.) set the standard for global indie dance hedonistic good times, Erol Alkan has given Tame Impala's Innerspeaker album cut "Why Won't You Make Up Your Mind?" his golden touch.

You can stream the jam, and read a heartfelt letter from Erol to Tame Impala and their label, over at the Modular website.

The "Why Won't You Make Up Your Mind?" single package features the album track, the Erol Alkan remix, an instrumental version of the remix, and a radio edit. It's on sale in the US today, and in Australia on Feb 10th. In the UK, the package is now available exclusively via iTunes and will be in all UK stores from Feb 6th.

A 12" vinyl with the Erol Alkan Rework, the Erol Alkan Instrumental and Pilooski's magic mix of "Lucidity" will materialize before your very eyes on March 7.

CATCH TAME IMPALA AT COACHELLA 2011


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