Thursday, February 19, 2015

Blur announces first new album in 12 years!!! - "The Magic Whip"


Blur will return on April 27th with The Magic Whip, the band’s first new album in 12 years. The Magic Whip marks the band’s eighth album to date and first since 2002’s Think Tank.

Additionally, Blur will reunite for a performance at London’s Hyde Park on June 20th as part of the British Summer Time festival.

The news is especially surviving given Damon Albarn’s recent proclamation that he was “in the process of reactivating” Gorillaz for a new studio album in 2016.

As recently as July 2014, Albarn downplayed the prospects of a new Blur album, explaining that a recording session in Hong Kong ended prematurely due to the weather. “Sometimes, if you can’t do it all at once, it dissipates really and I don’t know what I’d sing about now with that record,” Albarn explained. “There’s some great tunes on there, but it may just be one of those records that never comes out.”

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

An Evening with Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds at Webster Hall, May 7th

Scott Weiland and The Wildabouts - The Master Blaster Tour at Gramercy Theatre, March 10th

A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble: "The Wizards Of Oz" (Double CD) - March 16th


After two years of extensive crate-digging and foraging the Amorphous Androgynous return with the latest installment in their award winning series ‘A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble (Exploding In Your Mind) – The Wizards Of Oz, released through Monstrous Bubble Recordings and Australia’s iconic Festival Records on 16th March 2015.

‘The Wizards Of Oz’ is devoted exclusively to the rich heritage of cosmic space music of our Antipodean brothers and sisters and in common with previous volumes traces the lineage from the sixties to the present day with sonic delights from every decade in between.

Across the double CD there is a 2 hour DJ mix of 34 tracks where we are treated to everything from Kiwi Krautrock to Aboriginal space jazz to OZ dream pop to cOZmic funkrok: CYBOTRON / TAME IMPALA / KANGURU / RUSSELL MORRIS / GEOFF KROZIER & THE GENERATOR / HIROSHI & CLAUDIA / MADDER LAKE / ROB THOMSETT / MANDU / DOUG JEREBINE / POND / SONS OF THE VEGETAL MOTHER / RAILROAD GIN & AIR are just a few of the delights contained therein.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Zappa Plays Zappa at The Paramount, July 24th


Zappa Plays Zappa will honor the 40th anniversary of Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention's 1975 albumOne Size Fits All by performing the LP in its entirety during a North American tour next year. The Dweezil Zappa-led group, which will also be celebrating its own 10 year anniversary, will perform for the first time on Long Island at The Paramount on July 24th.

One Size Fits All ended up being the final album from The Mothers of Invention when it was released in 1975. The record features a number of Zappa classics, including the groundbreaking, time signature-shifting opener "Inca Roads," and both instrumental and vocal versions of "Sofa" (Sofa No. 1" and "Sofa No. 2," respectively).

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds: "Chasing Yesterday"


9.

This is great album from the former Oasis dictator- Noel Gallagher. He's still catchy as ever, still in search of those secret pop melodies along with the signature Oasis guitar chug. This is a more 'dancey' trip-pop record than the last one and a bit psychedelic while mellow in tone. It's a softer Noel. Surprisingly, the best track, or most rock and roll song is the B-side "Do the Damage". It's hard not to imagine this material with his brother Liam's voice on it. These songs would make the best Oasis songs ever.

There are two really groovy tracks toward the middle of the record called "The Right Stuff" and "While the Song Remains the Same". Both are very spaced out lounge vibe tracks, like Serge Gainsbourg making acid funk.

The ethos of Noel Gallagher remain in the 1960's, 70's classic rock records. Few people can still write a good song, hell... give him credit.

notable trax: "Riverman", "While the Song Remains the Same"

Friday, January 30, 2015

Spike Lee To Preview ‘Da Sweet Blood Of Jesus’ at City Winery, February 10th


Filmmaker Spike Lee is set to take over NYC’s City Winery on February 10th for a very special evening of film, wine and music capped by a sneak peek of Da Sweet Blood of Jesus – the forthcoming film billed as “The Newest, Hottest Spike Lee Joint.” The event will celebrate Lee’s career as a groundbreaking director with a look back at some of his most iconic “joints” from She’s Gotta Have It to the present. Spike Lee will screen selections from the films and lead a discussion about his rich body of work with guests. Each ticket purchased for the preview event will include six wines paired with Lee’s films and a special musical performance to round out the affair – a great addition given the importance of Spike Lee’s film scores. Check the footage below to view the trailer for Da Sweet Blood of Jesus. Purchase tickets for the event via citywinery.com. Keep up with the film’s progress via Kickstarter and Facebook. Stay tuned for more from Spike Lee.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

(Jean-Luc Godard) GOODBYE TO LANGUAGE at IFC Center, January 28th

Named the Best Picture of 2014 by the National Society of Film Critics!

“The idea,” in Godard’s own words, “is simple. A married woman and a single man meet. They love, they argue, fists fly. A dog strays between town and country. The seasons pass. A second film begins…” But the result, in the master’s radical, joyously lo-def 3D tale, is something else entirely—a glorious, dizzying meditation on love and history, nature and meaning, as fresh and innovative as anything the 83-year-old legend has ever made. Jury Prize, Cannes Film Festival

NR, 70 Minutes, In French with English subtitles
France

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Primal Scream touring after Austin Psych Fest, including two NYC dates


Let's try this again, shall we? Primal Scream were supposed to have toured around an appearance at the 2014 Austin Psych Fest, including Irving Plaza and Warsaw in NYC, which ended up not happening. They're scheduled to play Austin Psych Fest (now re-dubbed Levitation) in May, and have announced a North American tour to go along with it, including the two same NYC venues they were to have played last year: May 20 at Irving Plaza and May 21 at Warsaw. Tickets to Warsaw go on sale Wednesday (1/28) at 10 AM and tickets to Irving Plaza go on sale sale Friday (1/30) at 10 AM with a LiveNation/Music Geeks presale beginning Wednesday at 10 AM (password: MUSICGEEKS). All dates are listed below.

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Primal Scream - 2015 Tour Dates
5/9 Austin, TX - Austin Psych Fest
5/11 New Orleans, LA - NOLA Civic
5/12 Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
5/14 Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls
5/15 Toronto, ON - DanForth
5/17 Boston, MA - Royale
5/19 Philadelphia, PA - The TLA
5/20 New York, NY - Irving Plaza
5/21 Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds Announce North American Tour in Support of New Album 'Chasing Yesterday' [FULL SCHEDULE]


In support of his upcoming studio album, Chasing Yesterday, former Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher will be hitting the road with his backing band, High Flying Birds, for a spring tour of North America. The tour will kick off on May 3 in Toronto and hit New Orleans, Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, DC, and many other cities before finishing up June 7 with Gallagher's appearance at Governor's Ball in New York City.

You can check out Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds' upcoming tour dates right here:

05/03: Toronto, ON @ Sony Center for the Performing Arts
05/10: New Orleans, LA @ Civic Theatre
05/13: Houston, TX @ House of Blues
05/14: Dallas, TX @ Majestic Theatre
05/16: San Diego, CA @ Humphreys Concerts By the Bay
05/18: San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre
05/20: Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theatre
05/22: Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas
05/29: Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
05/30: Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater
05/31: Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
06/02: Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
06/04: Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theatre
06/06: Boston, MA @ Opera House
06/07: New York, NY @ Governors Ball Music Festival

Friday, January 16, 2015

Black Crowes Break Up After 24 Years

The blues-rock band the Black Crowes are fading to black.

Founding member Rich Robinson announced Thursday the group is disbanding after 24 years.

In a statement, he alluded to internal issues between his brother and the band.

"I love my brother and respect his talent but his present demand that I must give up my equal share of the band and that our drummer for 28 years and original partner, Steve Gorman, relinquish 100 percent of his share, reducing him to a salaried employee, is not something I could agree to," Robinson said in the statement.

Robinson, the band's guitarist and songwriter, founded the group with his brother and lead singer, Chris Robinson. An email seeking comment from Chris Robinson wasn't immediately returned. He also fronts the band Chris Robinson Brotherhood.

The Black Crowes released its debut album, "Shake Your Money Maker," in 1990. It went on to sell five million albums and featured the hits "She Talks to Angels" and "Hard to Handle." The band also had success with the follow-up albums "The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion" and "Amorica," but started to fade in the late 90s.

Besides the Robinsons and Gorman, the Black Crowes included bassist Sven Pipien, keyboardist Adam MacDougall and guitarist Jackie Greene.

"I hold my time with the Black Crowes with the utmost respect and sincerest appreciation. It is a huge swath of my life's body of work," Rich Robinson said in the statement. "I couldn't be more proud of what we accomplished and deeply moved by the relationships people created and maintained with my music. That alone is the greatest honor of being a musician."

The Black Crowes' last studio album was 2008's "Warpaint."