Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Blonde Redhead at Rough Trade, TONIGHT


Blonde Redhead's new album Barragán, their first in four years, is also out today and they're celebrating with this in-store at Rough Trade. You need to buy the LP or CD today and that gets you two wristbands to get into the show.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Tears For Fears announce first US tour in three years


New wave veterans Tears For Fears have confirmed a string of US tour dates, marking their first visit to the country in three years. The September jaunt culminates with the band’s appearances at Portland’s Project Pabst Music Festival. See the current schedule below.

The tour comes as the band gears up for the release of their first new album in 10 years. Below, listen to their excellent cover of Arcade Fire’s “Ready to Start”.

Tears For Fears 2014 Tour Dates:

09/17 – Austin, TX @ Austin Music Hall

09/20 – Thackerville, OK @ Global Event Center

09/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern

09/24 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater

09/27 – Portland, OR @ Project Pabst Music Festival

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Brian Eno comes out as Racist, ignorant "philosopher" once again...


Who started the war Brian? How short is your attention span and have you had your memory checked for dementia lately? I think you should learn more about the facts behind this war, the history of it, before you chime in as an ignorant racist pundit for hipster rockstar fans. It's hard when musicians you respect turn out to be unintelligent simple minded thinkers. Separate the art from the artist? Perhaps. You don't have to pontificate like Friedrich Nietzsche to co-create Achtung Baby, I guess.

In the letter, Eno questions America's response to the violence:
Why does America continue its blind support of this one-sided exercise in ethnic cleansing? WHY? I just don't get it. I really hate to think its just the power of AIPAC… for if that's the case, then your government really is fundamentally corrupt. No, I don't think that's the reason… but I have no idea what it could be. 
He continues:
The America I know and like is compassionate, broadminded, creative, eclectic, tolerant and generous. All of you symbolise those things for me. But which America is backing this horrible one-sided colonialist war? I can't work it out: I know you're not the only people like you, so how come all those voices aren't heard or registered? How come it isn't your spirit that most of the world now thinks of when it hears the word 'America'? How bad does it look when the one country which more than any other grounds its identity in notions of Liberty and Democracy then goes and puts its money exactly where its mouthisn't and supports a ragingly racist theocracy? 

Really Brian? How far back does the history of this war go in your mind? a month or two? Do your research before you presume.