May 12th, 2011

Review: The Raveonettes @ LA Troubadour

Posted on 12 May 2011 at 11:35am

With the recent influx and increasing hype of fuzz-caked, femme-fronted garage pop (Vivian Girls, Dum Dum Girls, Best Coast, etc.), it’s easy to forget that bands like The Raveonettes have already been taking that sound in several different directions for the past ten years. They started working with ‘My Boyfriend’s Back‘ songwriter Richard Gottehrer on 2003’s ‘Chain Gang Of Love‘, had Ronnie Spector herself provide guest vocals on 2005’s ‘Pretty In Black‘, and pushed the dreamy surf rock shtick to ear-splitting levels with the wall of noise that was 2007’s ‘Lust, Lust, Lust‘. A decade after their inception, it’s interesting to see a band that has always worn its influences on its sleeves slowly become a badge of honour in their own right for a new crop of young up-and-comers.

Lou Reed To Release Lollapalooza DVD – Europe Tour Dates Announced

Posted on 12 May 2011 at 10:55am

Lou Reed has just announced that he will release a live DVD of his historic performance at Lollapalooza in Chicago in 2009. The forthcoming European tour in July features virtually the same band as showcased on the live DVD. The Lollapalooza DVD will be released worldwide in July 2011 by Sister Ray Enterprises. Songs performed on the DVD include Sweet Jane, Senselessly Cruel, Waves of Fear, Paranoia Key of E, and Walk on the Wild Side.

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Kaiser Chiefs To Return Next Month With Two UK Gigs

Posted on 12 May 2011 at 5:48am

Leeds band the Kaiser Chiefs have announced two low-key UK dates for next month as they begin their return following a prolonged break since the release of 2008 album ‘Off With Their Heads‘.

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Review: Paul Simon – ‘So Beautiful Or So What’

Posted on 12 May 2011 at 5:10am

One of rock and folk music’s iconic singer/songwriters, Paul Simon has released a delicious concoction of blues, gospel and bluegrass inspired tunes on his latest album ‘So Beautiful or So What‘ (Hear Music). This is his first album since the wonderful but under-appreciated ‘Surprise‘ in 2006, and his twelfth solo recording.

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David Byrne To Appear On Re-Release Of Arcade Fire’s ‘The Suburbs’

Posted on 12 May 2011 at 4:58am

Former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne will feature on one of two new songs being released on a deluxe edition of Arcade Fire‘s recent studio album ‘The Suburbs‘.

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