(photograph by Tony Proudfoot)
You won't catch me talking shit about secondary markets. Not when there's tertiary markets to sneer at! The important thing we all need to focus on this glorious Friday morning is that in additional to a previously announced headlining set at Burger A-Go-Go 2 (also featuring Kim Gordon's Glitterbust), Chan Marshall will be making the following solo appearances on the West Coast with tickets on sale today at noon eastern :
Tuesday, September, 1 - Cargo at Whitney Peak Hotel, Reno NV
Wednesday, September, 2 - Gundlach - Bundschu Winery - Sonoma CA
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August 5, Lincoln Center, NYC – Lee joins forces with Brooklyn’s electric guitar quartet Dither for a newly arranged performance of his “Hurricane Transcriptions”, a piece originally written for string orchestra based on wind sounds recorded during the height of the Hurricane Sandy storm in 2012. Lincoln Center Out of Doors Series. FREE.
August 8 North Adams, MA – Lee joins Oneida at Mass MoCA to perform live amidst an enveloping 12-screen video installation of twisting color and light by Clifford Ross that transforms Courtya… Read more
It's been a busy year for Algiers so far after the release of their self-titled debut album in June and hitting the road for several US headline dates, as well as touring with Interpol.
They will be touring the UK and Europe this August including a string of festival dates, an intimate London show, as well as supporting Canadian post-punk outfit Viet Cong, before heading out to the US again in the fall for several headline shows. All dates and ticket links below.
UK / EU live dates:
Aug 9: OFF Festival, Katowice Poland
Aug 12: Sommerloft Festival, About Blank, Berlin Germany
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(Editor's note : roughly 9 years ago this weekend, internet history was made with the introduction of the Matablog. Since the blog medium was almost entirely played out by that time, this was sort of akin to trumpeting the invention of the CB Radio in 1995, but just the same, we've persevered and thoroughly enjoyed spreading misinformation and hastily correcting broken links. Here's to another 9 years --- at the very least --- of being scooped by Pitchfork on our own news stories! - GC)
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Having been the subject and willing conspirator of many intentional lies planted in Sonic Youth bios over the years, I know first hand the way album lore can bend reality to its truth. After the infamous Byron Coley originated the SY "Trilogy" myth in the Murray Street bio, we had no choice but to fulfill those expectations with Sonic Nurse. "Why did you decide to make a trilogy?" was always the first question asked in interviews around that time.But this is Kurt Vile's bio, and I wont do that to him. Anyway, Ku