Marc Almond + special performance w/ Dita Von Teese (SEX CELLS) @ Palace Sunday, October 27, 2019

All photos taken in Los Angeles by Bradley Dupray.

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THOM YORKE “Last I Heard (…He Was Circling The Drain)” Made at Art Camp

“Last I Heard (…He Was Circling The Drain)”
Made at Art Camp
Directed by Art Camp and Saad Moosajee
ANIMA Technologies Opens L.A. Offices
Featuring Sound Experience by Sonos
Coinciding with Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes Greek Theatre Shows October 29 and 30
ANIMA Out Now on XL Recordings
Video still from “Last I Heard (…He Was Circling The Drain)”
To celebrate the release of Thom Yorke’s new video for “Last I Heard (…He Was Circling The Drain)”from his current album ANIMA (released June 27 on XL Recordings), ANIMA Technologies opened its L.A. offices with a three-day immersive first look event.  The 5-minute short film, made at the Brooklyn-based experimental studio Art Camp, is set in a dream world inspired by fragments of Thom Yorke and Stanley Donwood’s imagination and made up of over 3000 hand-illustrated frames. The first clips of the film were shown throughout the ANIMA Technologies’ offices, on desktop monitors as well as a custom-constructed TV wall. Sound experience was provided by Sonos.
The installation, which coincided with Thom, Nigel Godrich & Tarik Barri a/k/a Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes’ live performances at Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre October 29 and 30, has ended as of 5pm PST October 30 with the world premiere of the video HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I03xFqbxUp8
Art Camp commented on their process interpreting the latest track from Thom’s current album ANIMA:
“Our first and last goal was to serve the feelings of the song and the record. Thom shared a list of visions with us, disconnected images from his dreams, and we expanded on it with visions from everyone who joined the video team, over a dozen of us.  At its core, our intention was to communicate the experience of feeling completely on your own, surrounded by people you see yourself in but don’t understand, who have lost their minds to the city and can’t see that you need their help. 
The process for making this animation was extremely iterative and cyclical, and started from every direction at once. We experimented with clay sculpture and one-cent 3D horses, crowd simulations and charcoal dust, linear storytelling and abstract expression. We made the entire video and threw it away, made it again, threw it away, dozens of times. This of course was stressful but also beautiful.
Our goal is to create work that is surprising to ourselves, that we don’t understand how it happened. A lot of that has to do with trusting in the collaborative process– finding a wavelength where everyone feels free to go crazy in their own way, and push for what they most believe in. Our values are constantly being tested and rewritten in pursuit of creating a community where people really do feel loose and free and safe.  When it works the best, you end up with work that speaks in everyone’s voices and one voice.”
For full credits for the “Last I Heard (…He Was Circling The Drain)” video, go HERE
Link to download ANIMA Technologies Office images by Mikayla Gamble HERE


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Tacocat Commemorate the New Mercury Retrograde with New Song "Retrograde"

Listen to Tacocat's new track "Retrograde"

The Seattle band headlines a hometown halloween show tonight

Tacocat know there's more to October 31st, 2019 than costumes and glitter (so, so much glitter). In recognition of today's kickoff to the next season of Mercury Retrograde, the band is sharing the astrology-themed new song "Retrograde," which is out now in all Digital Service Providers. Tonight, Tacocat headline an all-out Halloween party at Neumo's in their native Seattle.

This Mess Is a Place, Tacocat's fourth album and first for Sub Pop, is out now and can be purchased from https://u.subpop.com/thismess

Tour dates:
Oct 31 - Seattle, WA - Neumos

What people are saying about Tacocat:
"...a joyous power pop collection of instantly accessible tunes, with a humorous socially conscious slant." - Louder Than War
"...the band’s most polished record to date." - The Seattle Times
"...This Mess is a Place anchors itself in moments of hope and brightness." - NPR
"...This Mess Is a Place is exactly the kind of album we need in 2019. It sounds like rainbow sherbert and friendship bracelets. It eschews irony and defeatism. It calls us all to build a brave, colorful new world together—and have one hell of a good time doing it." - Paste

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Noah Cyrus Releases New Track and Music Video. 'July' Continues To Build




(ft. London On Da Track)

A modern day love/hate affair; “fuckyounoah is a song inspired by the daily anxieties, self-doubt and need for assurance (aka “likes”) induced under glare of social media. Platinum-selling RECORDS/Columbia Records artist Noah Cyrus wrote the song after a particularly testing time both behind closed doors and online, and has released it alongside an official music video, directed by Symone Ridgell, in honor of her favorite holiday, Halloween. The video premiered on PAPER Magazine, who also revealed today that Noah Cyrus is their Halloween cover star. Read the full interview HERE.

My sounds may change but my lyrics are always from my heart and soul.” Noah reveals. “I never want to be tied to a genre. I make what I want to make in the moment.” Watch the official music video for “fuckyounoah” HERE. Listen to “fuckyounoah” HERE

Earlier this month, Noah Cyrus performed her current single ‘July’ on CBS’ The Late Late Show with James Corden. The single continues to gain momentum with growing global radio and playlist support, currently sitting at an impressive 55 MILLION combined global streams and countingWatch the official music video for ‘July’ HEREWatch her late night live performance of ‘July’ HERE and see her interview with James Corden, where she discusses The LONELY Collection HEREThe Lonely Collection is a limited edition collaboration between Noah and The Crystal Campaigninspired by her song and video for ‘Lonely,’ which features choir members sourced by The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Music Program. Noah is donating 100% of her proceeds to The Jed Foundation, a non-profit organization which protects emotional health and prevents suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults. Watch the official music video for ‘Lonely’ HERE.

fuckyounoah” is out everywhere now.




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*** An Evening With Peter Hook & The Light Performing The Albums "Technique" & "Republic" By New Order, With An Opening Set Of Joy Division Material ***

Thursday 31st October 2019            St.Andrews Hall, Detroit MI
Friday 1st December 2019                Metro, Chicago IL
Saturday 2nd December 2019           First Avenue, Minneapolis MN
Monday 4th December 2019             Venue, Vancouver BC
Tuesday 5th December 2019            Neptune Theatre, Seattle WA
Thursday 7th December 2019 -        Wonder Ballroom, Portland OR
Friday 8th December 2019                The Fillmore, San Francisco CA
Saturday 9th December 2019           The Wiltern,  Los Angeles CA
Monday 11th December 2019           Emo’s, Austin TX
Tuesday 12th December 2019          Variety Playhouse, Atlanta GA

Tickets On Sale NOW

Having toured the albums from Hooky's previous bands for over eight years with multiple tours of the United States and Canada, Peter Hook & The Light have now reached the late Eighties and early Nineties albums of New Order, "Technique" and "Republic" which they will come to perform across fifteen stateside dates in October and November 2019.

Both of the Factory Records albums saw New Order make significant breakthroughs across at Atlantic and in many ways the late Eighties marked a high point with the band as with the  support of Quincy Jones’ Q-West label they scored numbers Billboard chart dance hits with “Technique’s” acid house influence before “Republic” was to become their best ever selling album in the US.

Having just played the first “Technique”/ “Republic” shows in the UK and South America, these have been hailed as some of the strongest the band have performed with the Sunday Mail giving it 5 stars and calling it as “the soundtrack to their lives. An epic set of timeless classics, where every single intro gets a roar of applause like it’s the last song of the night.”

The Light have just completed a widely acclaimed world tour performing both "Substance" albums of Joy Division and New Order which saw them visit North and South America. Europe, Australia and New Zealand but these "Technique" and "Republic" concerts mark the band moving forward through the catalogue once more.

As has become their custom, all dates feature The Light performing an opening set of Joy Division material

Tickets for all dates on sale. All details are at The Light’s Facebook – www.facebook.com/peterhookandthelight - and at www.peterhookandthelight.live.

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Robyn Hitchcock releases new "Juliet, Naked" video, announces U.S. tour





Robyn Hitchcock has unveiled a striking companion video for his recently released single, “Sunday Never Comes.” The clip – directed by award-winning Australian filmmaker Jeremy Dylan (Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts) – is streaming now at Hitchcock’s official YouTube channel HERE.

Commissioned for the soundtrack of the 2018 romantic comedy, Juliet, Naked, directed by Jesse Peretz from the novel by Nick Hornby, “Sunday Never Comes” was recorded in Nashville late last year, with Hitchcock backed by The Nashville Fabs, his stellar Music City ensemble that includes guitarist Buddy Hughen (Tristen), bassist Pat Sansone (Wilco, The Autumn Defense), and drummer Ryan Brewer. “Sunday Never Comes” is available now as a limited edition pink vinyl 7-inch from Hitchcock’s own Tiny Ghost Records, exclusively via his official webstore HERE.

The double A-sided single is joined by an additional new track, “Take Off Your Bandages,” described by its creator as “a psychedelic manifesto for the current era, inspired by the activism of the students at Stoneman Douglas High School.” All 7-inch orders will be joined by an official download link, as well as alternative versions of "Sunday Never Comes (Acoustic)” and "Take Off Your Bandages (Extended).”

First released last year in its initial demo form, “Sunday Never Comes” is performed in Juliet, Naked by its star, Ethan Hawke, of which Hitchcock notes, “Occasionally I hear people singing my songs into the public ear: Suzanne Vega and The Grateful Dead covering ‘Chinese Bones’ was epic, as was REM’s take on ‘Arms Of Love.’ In Juliet, Naked, Ethan Hawke performs several versions of ‘Sunday Never Comes’ and he caught the feel just right. The movie is largely set in a quaint, dismal English seaside town, where the American protagonist finds himself wedged in the dissolving relationship between an obsessive fan and that fan’s unobssessive wife. As a veteran of dismal English seaside towns (Morrissey – down boy!) who now lives in Nashville, I can relate to this scenario in reverse. It’s a touching and perceptive story for all us music casualties, an odd hybrid of Brit and US culture – united as we both are by Rock Culture above all.
Photo credit: Emma Swift
“As Ethan Hawke sings the song in the film, I thought I should make my own version available. The video was shot in Sydney, directed by Jeremy Dylan (who filmed my last two promotional clips) and features me as an artist marooned in an abandoned apartment, wistfully peering at footage of my partner, Emma, as she vamps soulfully through Berlin. Were we ever together? At one point I start drawing her. The theme is distance, separation, and a resolution that never comes to pass....”

As if that weren’t enough, Hitchcock recently teamed with fellow English pop legend Andy Partridge of XTC for the collaborative EP, PLANET ENGLAND, available via Ape House Records HERE. “The EP will send devotees into paroxysms of joy,” wrote PROG Magazine. “Hitchcock cites the pair’s love of Barrett, Beefheart, and the Beatles as unifying factors but psych-era Fabs loom largest…PLANET ENGLAND could’ve been recorded anytime over the last 53 years; hopefully the duo’ll soon ride again.”

Meanwhile, Hitchcock will continue his seemingly eternal live schedule with a wide-ranging array of upcoming dates. U.S. dates begin November 7 at The Wild Detectives in Dallas, TX and then continue though a much-anticipated return to Los Angeles, CA’s Largo at the Coronet, set for December 13. Additional highlights include an already sold out performance at Austin, TX’s Cactus Café (November 8) as well as a very special double bill supported by Tanya Donelly at Brooklyn, NY’s Murmrr Theatre (November 21). For frequent updates and ticket availability, please check out robynhitchcock.com/tour.
ON TOUR 2019

25 – Birmingham, UK – St. Paul’s Church
26 – Cambridge, UK – Storey’s Field Centre
27 – Lewes, UK – Lewes Con Club
29 – London, UK – Union Chapel
30 – Cardiff, UK – Clwb Ifor Bach

7 – Dallas, TX – The Wild Detectives 
8 – Austin, TX – Cactus Cafe (SOLD OUT)
9 – Houston, TX – The Continental Club
13 – Decatur, GA – Eddie's Attic (7:00 PM SHOW)
13 – Decatur, GA – Eddie's Attic (10:00 PM SHOW)
14 – Carrboro, NC – The ArtsCenter 
15 – Virginia Beach, VA – Elevation27 
16 – Richmond, VA – Capital Ale House 
17 – Sellersville, PA – Sellersville Theater 
21 – Brooklyn, NY – Murmrr Theatre * 
22 – Fairfield, CT – StageOne 
23 – Providence, RI – Columbus Theatre 
24 – Boston, MA – City Winery Boston 

6 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
13 – Los Angeles, CA – Largo at the Coronet 

* w/ Special Guest Tanya Donelly

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Gibby Haynes "Me and Mr. Cigar" a new novel from Soho Teen

From the wild and wonderful mind of Gibby Haynes, world-famous 
Butthole Surfers front man/lyricist and self-proclaimed eternal Texan adolescent, comes the surreal tale of seventeen-year-old 
Oscar Lester and his trusted dog, Mr. Cigar.
Me and Mr. Cigar  |  Gibby Haynes  |  On Sale: 01/14/2020  |  9781616958121  |  Hardcover  |  Young Adult - Coming of Age; Magical Realism  |  $18.99  |  Soho Teen

"This book is so wild, so mind-blowing, so much fun to read, that I almost forgot it was fiction! (It is fiction, right? Mega-giant tech companies aren't really in cahoots with the government, right? Flying alien creatures aren't really mistaken for lawnmowers . . . right? Please, tell me this is fiction!) Fast-paced, brilliantly funny, irreverent, clever . . . AND it's illustrated? Me and Mr. Cigar is the quintessential teen read, and ipso facto a must-read for adults, too!"
Garth Stein, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The Art of Racing in the Rain

Elevator PitchGibby Haynes, the front man of the legendary and genre-defying psychedelic rock band, the Butthole Surfers, has written a YA novel about a boy and his dog. Wait . . . what?

Long Play Version: Me and Mr. Cigar (Soho Teen | January 14th, 2020) is the wonderfully weird debut YA from psychedelic rock legend Gibby Haynes. It is as strange as you might imagine, more surreal than you would expect, and will move you in ways you could never anticipate. Part road trip, part coming-of-age, and part redemption, Me and Mr. Cigar takes Oscar Lester and his best friend/enforcer/magical pet dog, Mr. Cigar on a journey to save Oscar's sister, Rachel, who has been abducted by a sinister cabal for reasons unknown. Along the way, Oscar encounters ultra-secret technology, agents of the US government, super-wealthy corporate interests, and nefarious art dealers. But his motive to save Rachel always comes back to his dog. Five years earlier, Mr. Cigar bit off Rachel's hand, and she's been estranged from them ever since. In other words, this is YA the Gibby Haynes way.

It might seem strange that Haynes, once known as "The Weirdest Man in Showbusiness" for his lurid lyrics and intense stage presence, would set out to write a book for kids. But take a closer look at the surreal and often darkly comedic lyrics of the Butthole Surfers, and you'll see it all makes perfect sense. Haynes is a natural storyteller. He is a Texan, after all.

Haynes is also a visual artist, a music teacher, and the father of a young son. Butthole Surfers fans will find plenty of Haynes's specific brand of weird to rejoice over in Me and Mr. Cigar, but readers will also find the heart and earnestness of a devoted father and mentor. And his (?) dog-loving bonafides are evident on nearly every page. What's to lose? Take the trip.

Listen to Zach Galifianakis reading an early version of Me and Mr. Cigar

"It takes a book as hilarious, bizarre, profane, and heartfelt as Me & Mr. Cigar to truly convey the surreality of coming of age as a teenage boy. This book hit this former teenage boy and new dog owner right in the heart, by way of the gut."

- Jeff Zentner, Morris Award-winning author of 
The Serpent King and Goodbye Days

"In the book world we call it 'magical realism.' In the music world they call it 'psychedelic rock.' Gibby Haynes is very good at both, which he proves with his brilliant first novel Me and Mr. Cigar. This novel has it all: glimpses into Haynes's Texas childhood and teen years, a touch of his distinctive surrealism, and a heartfelt story which makes it a very good read."
- Blake Nelson, author of Girl and Recovery Road

"I felt like I was diving into a YA written by Thomas Pynchon. It was a dang blast!"
- Geoff Herbach, bestselling author of Stupid Fast
Features original artwork by Gibby Haynes as full color endpapers and
black and white illustrations throughout the book.
Me and Mr. Cigar  |  Gibby Haynes  |  On Sale: 01/14/2020  |  9781616958121  |  Hardcover  |  Young Adult - Coming of Age; Magical Realism  |  $18.99  |  Soho Teen

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Artist / producer Madeon has revealed that his sophomore album, Good Faith, will be released on November 15 via Columbia Records – watch the album trailer HERE. The 10-track LP includes previously released songs “Be Fine,” praised for its “big, sweeping melodies” by Billboard, “Dream Dream Dream,” which was named as “Best New Music This Week” by Complex and “All My Friends,” which reached No. 1 at Dance Radio. See full album track list below and pre-order the album now HERE.

Fans can take a journey into Madeon’s mind and his process of making the new album on his Good Faith Radio show on Beats 1 on Apple Music. Over the course of three episodes, Madeon has been documenting the themes, sounds and messages of the album and taking fans through his inspirations and musical tastes in a voyage that goes far beyond music. Catch up on the series HERE.

In support of the new music, Madeon is bringing his magnificent all new live show on a headline tour across North America. Following its debut this summer at Lollapalooza, The Good Faith Live tour kicks off tonight in Vancouver and will make stops in major markets including Los Angeles, Chicago and New York with many dates already sold out. Tickets are on sale now; please visit HERE for additional information and see full list of tour dates below.

Good Faith, the new era of Madeon, follows his debut album Adventure and his massive collaborative project with Porter Robinson, “Shelter.” Adventure was released in 2015 to critical praise from press including Pitchfork, who noted that “on the path to what feels like something huge, Madeon’s journey is just beginning” and The Fader, who described it as “expansive, impossibly beautiful...one of the most radiant pop albums in recent memory.” Adventure was also featured on various “Best of 2015” lists including Complex, who pronounced it “an audio journey that can best be described as rapturous.”

For up to date information on Madeon please visit  https://madeon.net.

  1. Dream Dream Dream
  2. All My Friends
  3. Be Fine
  4. Nirvana
  5. Mania
  6. Miracle
  7. No Fear No More
  8. Hold Me Just Because
  9. Heavy With Hoping
  10. Borealis

October 30                  Vancouver, BC                       Commodore Ballroom **SOLD OUT**
October 31                  Seattle, WA                             Showbox SoDo **SOLD OUT**
November 1                Spokane, WA                          Knitting Factory Concert House
November 2                Portland, OR                           Roseland Theater
November 3                Boise, ID                                 Knitting Factory Concert House
November 5                Salt Lake City, UT                  The Complex
November 7                Phoenix, AZ                            The Van Buren
November 8                Albuquerque, NM                   El Rey Theater
November 9                Denver, CO                             Fillmore Auditorium
November 14              San Francisco, CA                 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
November 15              Los Angeles, CA                     Shrine Expo Hall **SOLD OUT**
November 16              Los Angeles, CA                     Shrine Expo Hall
November 20              St. Paul, MN                           Myth Live
November 21              Chicago, IL                              Concord Music Hall (early show) **SOLD OUT**
November 21              Chicago, IL                              Concord Music Hall (late show)
November 22              Grand Rapids, MI                   The Intersection
November 23              Detroit, MI                               Majestic Theatre
November 24              Toronto, ON                            Danforth Music Hall **SOLD OUT**
November 26              Columbus, OH                        The Bluestone
November 27              Brooklyn, NY                           Brooklyn Steel
November 29              Brooklyn, NY                           Brooklyn Steel **SOLD OUT**
November 30              Montreal, QC                          MTELUS
December 3                Boston, MA                             House of Blues
December 4                Philadelphia, PA                     Franklin Music Hall
December 5                Washington, DC                     9:30 Club **SOLD OUT**
December 6                Atlanta, GA                             The Tabernacle
December 7                Orlando, FL                             The Plaza Live **SOLD OUT**
December 8                Tampa, FL                              The Ritz Ybor
December 10              New Orleans, LA                    Joy Theater
December 12              Dallas, TX                               House of Blues
December 13              Houston, TX                            Warehouse Live
December 15              Austin, TX                               Emo’s
January 4                    Brisbane, Australia                  Brisbane Showgrounds (FOMO 2020)
January 5                    Adelaide, Australia                  Elder Park (FOMO 2020)
January 11                  Parramatta, Australia              Parramatta Park (FOMO 2020)
January 12                  Ascot Vale, Australia               Melbourne Showgrounds (FOMO 2020)
January 22-26             Punta Cana, DR                     Holy Ship! Wrecked 2020
March 27-29                Buenos Aires, Argentina         Lollapalooza Argentina 2020
March 27-29                Santiago, Chile                       Lollapalooza Chile 2020
April 3-5                       São Paulo, Brazil                    Lollapalooza Brazil 2020
April 3-5                       Bogotá, Colombia                   Estéreo Picnic 2020
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