Friday, April 23, 2010

Tours: MGMT, Goldfrapp, Midlake

Goldfrapp World Tour

06-07 Oxford, England - O2 Academy
06-08 Leamington Spa, England - The Assembly
06-21 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
06-23 New York, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom
06-26 Oakland, CA - Fox Theater
06-27 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl
07-09 Naas, Ireland - Oxegen
07-11 Kinross, Scotland - T in the Park
07-18 Grafenhainichen, Germany - Melt
08-19 Hasselt, Belgium - Pukkelpop
08-21 Shropshire, England - Weston Park (V Festival)
08-22 Writtle, England - Hylands Park (V Festival)

MIDLAKE World tour

03-31 Birmingham, AL - WorkPlay Theatre
04-01 Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge
04-02 Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
04-03 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
04-04 Washington, DC - Black Cat
04-05 Pittsburgh, PA - Diesel
04-07 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
04-08 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
04-09 Boston, MA - Paradise
04-10 Philadelphia, PA - Theater of the Living Arts
04-14 Rennes, France - Antipode
04-15 Lille, France - Grand Mix
04-16 Bourges, France - Auditorium
04-17 Lyon, France - Epicerie Moderne
04-19 Utrecht, Netherlands - Tivoli
04-20 Paris, France - Bataclan
04-21 Rheims, France - La Cartonnerie
04-22 Strasbourg, France - Festival Artefact
04-23 Antwerp, Belgium - Trix
04-24 Hyeres, France - Festival Faveur de Printemps
04-26 Rotterdam, Netherlands - Watt
04-27 Nijmegen, Netherlands - Doonroosje
04-28 Groningen, Netherlands - Vera
05-14 Columbia, MO - The Blue Note
05-15 St. Louis, MO - Old Rock House
05-16 Newport, KY - The Southgate House
05-17 Columbus, OH - Wexner Center for the Arts (OSU)
05-18 Ithaca, NY - Castaways
05-20 Montreal, Quebec - Le National
05-21 Toronto, Ontario - The Mod Club
05-22 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
05-23 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
05-24 Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall
05-25 Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center
05-27 Bozeman, MT - The Filling Station
05-28 Missoula, MT - The Badlander
05-30 George, WA - Sasquatch Music Festival
06-01 Aspen, CO - Belly Up Aspen
06-02 Santa Fe, NM - Santa Fe Brewing Co.
06-03 Lubbock, TX - The Foundation
06-04 Austin, TX - Antone's
06-05 Dallas, TX - Palladium Ballroom
06-25 Cork, Ireland - Live at The Marquee
06-28 Liverpool, England - Academy
06-29 Sheffield, England - Leadmill
06-30 Portsmouth, England - Pyramids
07-07 Hultsfred, Sweden - Hultsfredsfestivalen
07-09 Cologne, Germany - Classic Rocknacht
07-15 Beccles, England - Henham Park
07-16 Ferropolis, Denmark - Melt! Festival
07-18 Southwold, England - Latitude Festival
11-02 London, England - Roundhouse

MGMT World Tour

4-17 Indio, California - Coachella
04-29 Toronto, Ontario - The Mod Club
04-30 Durham, NH - University of New Hampshire
05-02 East Rutherford, NJ - Bamboozle
05-28 San Luis Obispo, CA - Avila Beach Bowl
05-29 Santa Cruz, CA - Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
05-31 George, WA - Sasquatch Festival
06-01 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
06-02 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
06-04 Salt Lake City, UT - In the Venue
06-06 Austin, TX - Stubb's
06-07 Houston, TX - House of Blues
06-08 Dallas, TX - House of Blues
06-11 Morrison, CO - Red Rocks
06-13 Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theatre
06-14 Indianapolis, IN - The Vogue
06-15 Columbus, OH - LC Pavilion
06-16 Detroit, MI - Fillmore
06-18 Chicago, IL - Rivera Theatre
06-20 Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theatre
08-08 Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza
09-16 Dublin, Ireland - Olympia
09-20 Glasgow, Scotland - Barrowland Ballroom
09-23 Birmingham, England - O2 Academy
09-24 Bournemouth, England - O2 Academy
09-26 Manchester, England - Manchester Apollo
09-29-10-01 London, England - O2 Academy
10-03 Brussels, Belgium - AB Café / Resto
10-04 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
10-07 Paris, France - Bataclan
10-08 Paris, France - Bataclan
11-29 Dusseldorf, Germany - Stahlwerk
11-30 Hamburg, Germany - Docks
12-02 Oslo, Norway - Sentrum Scene
12-03 Stockholm, Sweden - Berns
12-04 Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega
12-06 Berlin, Germany - Columbiahalle
12-07 Munich, Germany - Tonhalle
12-08 Vienna, Austria - Gasometer
12-10 Prague, Czech Republic - Archa Theatre
12-12 Milan, Italy - Alcatraz
12-13 Zurich, Switzerland - Maag Hall
12-14 Lyon, France - Le Transbordeur
12-16 Barcelona, Spain - Razzmatazz
12-17 Madrid, Spain - La Riviera
12-18 Lisbon, Portugal - Campo Pequeno

Hear the new Hole album Nobody's Daughter in full

You can now go to Spin Magazines official Facebook page to hear the full album to be released April 27th. It actually sounds pretty amazing and is already getting good reviews.

My favorite music website sources

I just thought I would take a moment and share my favorite music sources from the net. They are well known and well respected, so nothing "underground" about this, but you should check them out when you get a chance for a wider selection in music news then a I post here.

M.I.A. is back with 3rd album on June 29th

M.I.A. is back for a 3rd album this summer. I have no idea why musicians ever announce a "retirement", cause it never sticks. The new track 'Born Free' is getting much hype amongst the music blogs and websites. It's actually the most abrasive track I think I have ever heard from her. It has a driving baseline that is actually very rock and roll or punk. However the album turns out, I'm sure it will be incredibly creative and have a new twist. Here is the new track;

PJ Harvey does literature with Francis Ford Coppola

PJ Harvey has a new release this summer but unfortunately it is not a new album, instead she is partnering with Francis Ford Coppola to design an issue of his literary magazine Zoetrope:All Story. reports that there will most likely not be any written work by Polly but there may be some never-before-seen artwork, sculpture or drawings. Previous musicians to take the helm were David Bowie, Tom Waits and David Byrne.

Natalie Merchant releases an album of Poetry to music

I have long been a Natalie Merchant fan. I think most people would agree that 10,000 Maniacs was the best period of her career, but she did have strong solo material with Tigerlily and Ophelia. I think many fans started to fall off and drift away with the albums such as Motherland, etc. Well Natalie has come back with a 2 cd set of songs based on the work of many, many poets titled 'Leave your Sleep'. She did most of the work on her own in Garageband at home. Once the poems and the basic music structure was down, she went into the studio with too many bands and musicians to name. The result is quite interesting. I feel like the sheer volume of songs is a little excessive, but there are quite a few gems in the album. She makes use of may types of music such as Appalachian, jazz, reggae as well as a standard songwriter pop format. If you are a dedicated fan, it is a must buy. If you are a fleeting fan, then there are definitely tracks to pick and choose through download. Since I am still exploring the album I am hesitant to suggest any specific tracks. Go on over to where you can sample all the songs quite easily. Here is the link:

All of this considered though, it really made me pull up on the old 10,000 Maniacs catalog on the Ipod and catch up on the classic music they created together. Here is a great track:

Scissor sisters reveal new album Night Work

Scissor sisters have released details about their new album Night Work set to drop on June 28 in the UK and the 29th state side. The album work above was chosen by lead singer Jake Shears. Apparently it took some convincing to get the support of Babydaddy and the band for the photo. The photo was taken by Robert Mapplethorpe in the mid eighties, so no, it is not Jake's backside. The album is front to back a dance record. Jake has said that it is the sexiest album they have made to date and was influenced by night club life. The first track released is the last track on the album and it is titled 'Invisible Light'. It has a spoken word portion of the song that is done by none other that Sir Ian Mckellen. It is very reminiscent of Vincent Price at the end of Michael Jackson's Thriller. Here is the new track taken from Also check out the bands website for updates on touring, etc at