Thursday, February 25, 2010

Atoms For Peace are Headed to Chicago???

Thom Yorke has declared an alternate moniker with which he would like to pursue his personal musical endeavors. What has now become his "other" band, Atoms For Peace will be making a tour through select US cities this Spring. Tickets for the Chicago stops go on sale, March 3.

04-05 New York, NY - Roseland Ballroom *
04-06 New York, NY - Roseland Ballroom *
04-08 Boston, MA - Citi Wang Theatre *
04-10 Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom *
04-11 Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom *
04-14 Oakland, CA - Fox Theatre *
04-15 Oakland, CA - Fox Theatre *
04-17 Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Bowl *
04-18 Indio, CA - Coachella

* with Flying Lotus

Dead Air Space

Friday, February 19, 2010

2010 Is Going to be Epic!!!

It's been five loong years since the last time we heard something new from Broken Social Scene. If you have not heard by now, we will finally get our hands on a new album (Forgiveness Rock Record) from the Canadian bunch in May. Today, the band upped their ante with their first single, "World Sick" an epic reminder of a heart-warming sensation that overwhelms the body after a life altering experience with someone amazing of the opposite sex. Head to their website below to download the single. When you feel you cannot repeat anymore dust off the rest of their listening goodness an remind yourself of the greatness that is headed your way.
(update 3.5, Broken Social Scene will return to Chicago to kick off P4K on Friday, July 16.)

Friday, February 12, 2010

The Antlers Fuel my Excitement for Monday with a Visual Interpretation of "Bear"

When I first heard this track, Peter was releasing the album out of his apartment in Brooklyn. My imagination went crazy with a variety of visual ideas to the lyrics. Monday will mark the fourth time I've seen the guys live in less than a year's time and each experience uncovers another layer of emotion and beauty. The Antlers as a trio have truly transformed this isolated tale of misery into this invigorating vigil.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Pitchfork 2010 (First Round of Lineup Announced)

Above is the 2009 Jay Ryan Pitchfork poster

In Chicago, things within the music scene begin to get exciting when:

A: an anticipated band makes their way through town in support of a recently released album

B: Lineups and dates are announced for the upcoming Pitchfork Music Festival

C: All of the above, plus whatever else you could think of that doesn't pertain to this posting.
Anyway, Pitchfork has announced the first round of bands for this year's festival which includes each evening's headliners and few of the young and exciting bands who will make their way to Union Park, July 16-18. Modest Mouse will kick things off on Friday, with Raekwon and LCD Soundsystem on Saturday and the freshly reunited Pavement ending the festivities on Sunday. Also noted to perform on the festival's final day are Sleigh Bells, Here We Go Magic, Cass McCombs, Lightning Bolt and St. Vincent. Tickets are on sale today along with any supporting information not mentioned above at the festival's site.