Spaghetti with white clam sauce
I mixed a bunch of recipes for this. Clams were Manila, which approximate most closely to Adriatic ones. I used a pound of clams in their shells for two people. Tap clams against side of the sink and discard any open ones that don't close.
Put water on to boil and cook pasta until just al dente or a bit short of that. Meanwhile, time the following so that the clams will be open when you are draining the pasta.
Slice some garlic paper thin and heat in olive oil until light brown. Add crumbled dried red chile flakes and stir to combine. Turn heat to high, add clams, and stir for 30 seconds. Splash in half a cup or more of dry white wine, along with a generous slug of good quality clam juice or canned clams in their juice, season (keeping in mind that juice or canned clams may be well salted), lower heat, cover, and cook until clams open fully, 3-6 minutes.
Drain pasta and add to clams, stir well, add chopped parsley, cover for 30 seconds, toss again with a tablespoon of olive oil, and serve.
Lee Ranaldo and The Dust - South American dates
Good news! Lee Ranaldo & The Dust will make their way to South America in a few weeks.
Sunday 14 Sanitiago, CLEz OZ
Monday 15 Monteviedo, UY La Trastienda
Tuesday 16 Buenos Aires, AR Teatro Vorteriz
Thursday18 Araraquara, BR SESC Araquara
Friday19 Pompeia, BR SESC Pompeia
Saturday 20 Pompeia, BR SESC Pompeia
Tuesday 23 Pompeia, BR SESC Pompeia
Wednesday 24 Pompeia, BR SESC Pompeia
Sunday28 Guelph, ON Hillside Festival
Tuesday30 Hoboken, NJ Maxwell's
photo lifted from PhotoCowbell's flickr
Body/Head - 'Coming Apart' double LP / CD - coming September 10
(photograph by Annabel Mehran)
Body/Head are an electric guitar duo comprised of Kim Gordon (CKM, Sonic Youth, Free Kitten, etc.) and Bill Nace (X.O.4, Vampire Belt, Ceylon Mange, etc.) The pair began working together in various loose formats a few years ago, but the Body/Head concept evolved more specifically in early 2012.
Initially their approach was almost entirely instrumental -- lattices of interwoven feedback rainbows, with bits recalling everyone from Heldon to Keiji Haino. They usually performed against a backdrop of slow-motion film projection, creating a dream narrative of undeniable power and visionary reach. Kim's voice began creeping into the mix soon after, and the vocals now have become an intrinsic part of their musical architecture. They have even started writing and playing “songs” now, compositionally distinct from their purely aleatory origins, but still featuring lots of built-in improvisational space.
Body/Head have also worked with guest artists since their inception. An early session with Michael Morley of The Dead C resulted in the Body/Gate/Head LP 'Glare Luring Yo', and live collaborations with Ikue Mori. Ikue has been focusing on electronics as her primary instrument in the decades since the end of her groundbreaking trio DNA, but Kim was able to talk her into trying drums again, and the results have been astounding. Ikue's percussion grounds the spirals of guitar and vocals with its strong central pulse, allowing everybody to achieve greater heights of musical/visual disorientation.
Body/Head have thus far recorded a single for Dennis Tyfuss' Ultra Eczema Editions, a tour EP for Nace's own Open Mouth Productions, and released their collaboration with Morley through Feeding Tube Records. Their next release , 'Coming Apart', will be issued as a double LP /CD/digital album by Matador Records on September 10 (September 16 in the United Kingdom and Europe)
preorder 'Coming Apart' from The Matador Store
Yo La Tengo & Iceage Confirmed for Pitchfork Paris
More announcements on the way, so watch this space... But so far our very own Yo La Tengo and Iceage have been confirmed for Pitchfork's three day party at Grande Halle De La Villette on 31st October - 2nd November.
Get your early-bird tickets HERE.
Help The New Pornographers' Kathryn Calder Fund Documentary
Left to right: Josh Huculiak, Kathryn Calder, Brooke Gallupe, Brent Hodge, Luke Kozlowski, John Diemer. Photo by: Jenna and Tristan Shouldice.
Friend of the family, Kathryn Calder of The New Pornographers, needs your help!
A Matter Of Time - An ALS Documentary
Imagine finding out your mother has 2-3 years left to live. Kathryn Calder of The New Pornographers was faced with this gut-wrenching revelation when she learned that her mother had been diagnosed with ALS, taking her down a path few could endure.
ALS (commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease in the US and Motor Neurone disease in the UK) is a fatal disease, which attacks the neurons in the brain and spinal cord, progressively impairing one's ability to walk, talk or feed themselves. The cause of the disease is unknown and there is no cure.
Before the bad news hit, Kathryn was relishing in a beautiful adventure. A few years prior, her mother, who was adopted, had found her birth mother, and thus a whole other family for Kathryn. Relatives emerged, loved ones multiplied overnight. And all the more spectacular, her new found long lost uncle, Carl Newman, happened to be the front-man behind an indie rock super group called The New Pornographers. With this serendipitous revelation, a new realm of musical collaboration and opportunity spawned and prospered. Then the news about her mother's illness crashed right through the newly lit family home.
As a result, Kathryn decided to move back into her childhood home to become her mother's full time caregiver. It was during this turbulent period, that Kathryn became inspired to write and record her first solo album; a parting gift for her biggest fan. She recruited a producer and converted her mother's living room into a recording studio. As her mother's condition steadily worsened, Kathryn's challenge became clear: she needed to complete the album in time for her mother to hear it.
A Matter of Time illustrates the bravery and compassion that can bloom from struggle. How even the most enduring battles can conjure unimaginable feats of strength and triumph against unexplainable forces. This is an inspirational story about courage in the face of disease. It’s about letting difficult experiences meet artistic impulses and making a positive difference through music.
If you would like to help Kathryn finish the film and make the documentary a reality, please head over to her Kickstarter page and donate. You'll even get a special gift ranging from a download of the soundtrack (featuring The New Pornographers), a meet and greet with The New P's at a concert, OR even a personalised song written by Kathryn. All this dependent on how generous you can be, so dig deep.
QOTSA - European tickets on sale now
View from the mixing desk of QOTSA at Download Festival, England
After Wednesday's pre-sale madness (with most, if not all venues selling out of their pre-sale allocations), today Queens of the Stone Age's European arena tour goes on sale, with links below for all their upcoming November shows. For those of you stateside, check out their North American dates, and for the rest of you, well, Keep Your Eyes Peeled.
Update - A secondt night at Wembley in London has been added due to demand, ticket for that show here.
3 - Mediolanum Forum, Milan, Italy - Tickets
4 - Scleyerhalle, Stuttgart, Germany - Tickets
5 - Zenith, Munich, Germany - Tickets
6 - St Jakobshalle, Basel, Switzerland - Tickets
8 - Mitsibuhsi Electric Halle, Dusseldorf, Germany - Tickets
12 - Halle Tony Garnier, Lyon, France - Tickets
13 - Zenith, Paris, France - Tickets
16 - Hydro Arena, Glasgow, UK Seated tickets / Standing tickets
17 - 02 Arena, Dublin, Ireland - Tickets
18 - Odyssey, Belfast, UK - Tickets
20 - MEN Arena, Manchester, UK - Tickets
21 - NIA, Birmingham, UK - Tickets
22 - Wembley Arena, London, UK - Tickets
23 - Wembley Arena, London, UK - Tickets
25 - Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium - Tickets
26 - Ziggodrome - Amsterdam, Holland - Tickets
27 - O2 World, Hamburg, Germany - Tickets
The Majical Cloudz video for "Bugs Don't Buzz" is hereDirected by Gordon Von Steiner & premiered this morning on NPR First Watch, here's the video for "Bugs Don't Buzz" from Majical Cloudz' Impersonator. The video was initially conceived by Devon Welsh, who "wanted the video to be abstract and not narrative-based." Welsh noted that "the rest of the imagery followed from the original concept of trying to remove humanity from the video's frame of reference", resulting in what he hopes "paints a picture that is abstract but clear in its emotional intentions."
Watch it now.
Later today, Majical Cloudz will participate in a live chat this evening (8pm EDT) with Soundrop. Be sure to visit the Majical Cloudz chat on Soundrop tonight to talk about this video, and really, anything else on your mind.
‘Impersonator’ is available across all formats at the Matador store & iTunes -- on sale for a limited time!
Catch Majical Cloudz on tour
07.27.13 – MoMA PS1 – Long Island City, NY !
08.02.13 – Osheaga – Montreal, QC
08.10.13 – Magic Stick – Detroit, MI
08.12.13 – Schubas Tavern – Chicago, IL
08.13.13 – 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN
08.14.13 – Union Sound Hall – Winnipeg, MB
08.15.13 – Amigos Cantina – Saskatoon, SK
08.16.13 – Brixx – Edmonton, AB
08.17.13 – The HiFi Club – Calgary, AB
08.19.13 – Electric Owl – Vancouver, BC
08.20.13 – Barboza – Seattle, WA
08.21.13 – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR
08.23.13 – The Catalyst Atrium – Santa Cruz, CA
08.24.13 – Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, CA
08.26.13 – Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA
08.27.13 – Echo – Los Angeles, CA
08.28.13 – Casbah – San Diego, CA
08.31.13 – Red 7 – Austin, TX
09.02.13 – Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX
09.07.13 – Hopscotch Festival – Raleigh, NC
09.09.13 – DC9 – Washington, DC
09.10.13 – Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
09.11.13 – Cafe Nine – New Haven, CT
09.13.13 – Glasslands – Brooklyn, NY – FRIDAY
09.14.13 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
09.15.13 – Great Scott – Boston, MA
10.08.13 – Broadcast – Glasgow, UK – Tickets
10.09.13 – Deaf Institute – Manchester, UK
10.11.13 – Lexington – London, UK
10.12.13 – Green Door Store – Brighton, UK
10.16.13 – Botanique Rotonde – Brussels, BE
10.17.13 – Bitterzoet – Amsterdam, NL
10.18.13 – Berghain Kantine – Berlin, DE
10.19.13 – Prinzenbar – Hamburg, DE
10.21.13 – Jazzhouse – Copenhagen, DK
10.22.13 – Blaa – Oslo, NO
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CEREMONY return to the road for a SUMMER TOUR
This will rule.
Thursday, August 1 - Miami, FL - Churchills
Friday, August 2 - Orlando, FL - Will's Pub
Saturday, August 3 - Jacksonville, FL - Atticus
Sunday, August 4 - Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn
Tuesday, August 6 - Bloomington, IN - Russian Recording
Wednesday, August 7 - Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen
Saturday, August 10 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
THIS IS HARDCORE FEST w/ Judge, 7 Seconds, H2O, All Out War, Ringworm, etc
Monday, August 12 - Washington, DC - Rock And Roll Hotel
Tuesday, August 13 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
Wednesday, August 14 - Asbury Park, NJ - Asbury Lanes
Thursday, August 15 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair
Friday, August 16 - New London, CT - El 'n' Gee
Saturday, August 17 - Brooklyn, NY - 285 Kent
Grab Ceremony Zoo, at the Matastore
COME - US tour starts TONIGHT in Los Angeles
("Dead Molly, "Submerge", "Bell" and "William", live, May 25, 2013, Instants Chaviré)
Just a reminder that the original Come lineup of Thalia Zedek, Chris Brokaw, Arthur Johnson and Sean O'Brien hit the road today in support of the double LP/double CD 20th Anniversary edition of '11:11'. Dates are below.
6/19 Bootleg Theater Los Angeles CA (w/ Tara Jane O'Neil)
6/20 The Independent San Francisco CA (w/ Tara Jane O'Neil)
6/21 Mississippi Studios Portland OR (w/ Rebecca Gates & The Consortium)
6/22 The Crocodile Seattle WA (w/ The Redwood Plan, No Grave)
6/27 The Sinclair Cambridge, MA (w/ 27)
6/28 Bowery Ballroom New York NY (with Jennifer O'Connor)
7/12 Empty Bottle Chicago, IL (with Brother JT)
7/26 40 Watt Club Athens GA (with Subsonics, A)
7/27 The Earl Atlanta GA
'11:11' is available direct from The Matador Store or via iTunes. AND IN RECORD STORES
Come - Facebook, Twitter
Queens of the Stone Age - European pre-sales up now
Last week Queens of the Stone Age added a new European tour to their expanding live dates and today the pre-sales went live, you can use the password 'Clockwork' to get tickets ahead of your mere mortal friends from the following links:
3 November - Mediolanum Forum - Milan, Italy. Pre-sale now live | On sale Friday June 21st
4 November - Scleyerhalle - Stuttgart, Germany. On sale now
5 November - Zenith - Munich, Germany. On sale now
6 November - St Jakobshalle - Basel, Switzerland. On sale Friday June 21st
8 November - Mitsibuhsi Electric Halle - Dusseldorf, Germany. On sale now
12 November - Halle Tony Garnier - Lyon, France. On sale Friday June 21st
13 November - Zenith - Paris, France. On sale Friday June 21st
16 November - Hydro Arena - Glasgow, UK. Pre-sale Pre-Sale Wednesday, June 19th | On sale Friday June 21st (Standing/Seated)
17 November - 02 Arena - Dublin, Ireland. Pre-sale Pre-Sale Wednesday, June 19th | On sale Friday June 21st
18 November - Odyssey - Belfast, UK. Pre-sale Pre-Sale Wednesday, June 19th | On sale Friday June 21st
20 November - MEN Arena - Manchester, UK. Pre-sale Wednesday, June 19th | On sale Friday June 21st
21 November - NIA - Birmingham, UK. Pre-Sale Wednesday, June 19th (Standing/Seated) | On sale Friday June 21st
22 November - Wembley Arena - London, UK. Pre-sale Wednesday, June 19th | On sale Friday June 21st
25 November - Sportpaleis - Antwerp, Belgium. On sale now
26 November - Ziggodrome - Amsterdam, Holland. On sale Friday June 21st
27 November - O2 World - Hamburg, Germany. On sale now
Savages - New U.S. Dates In September
("She Will", from "Ce soi ou jamais", taped June 7, video courtesy France 2)
Savages' July North American dates are close to sold out, but they'll be back in September in support of 'Silence Yourself', hitting a number of American cities for the first time. As mentioned previously in this space, there's 4 October shows in-between the two weekends of Austin City Limits in which Savages are supporting Queens of the Stone Age. The October 9 show in Tulsa (Brady Theater) was just added.
9/10: 9:30 Club, DC
9/11: Mr Small's, Pittsburgh
9/12: Terminal 5, NYC
9/14: Laneway Festival, Detroit
9/15: The Basement, Columbus
9/17: First Avenue, Minneapolis
9/18: High Noon Saloon, Madison
9/20: Bluebird Theater, Denver
9/23: Neumo's, Seattle
9/24: Biltmore Caberet, Vancouver
9/25: Wonder Ballroom, Portland
9/27: The Independent, San Francisco
10/1: Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix
10/4-6 : Austin City Limits, ZIlker Park, Austin*
10/5: Verizon Theatre, Grand Prairie (w/ QOTSA)
10/7: Nashvillle Municipal Auditorium, Nashville (w/ QOTSA)
10/8: Arkansas Music Pavilion, Fayetteville (w/ QOTSA)
10/9: Brady Theater, Tulsa (w/ QOTSA) (tickets)
10/11-13 : Austin City Limits, Zilker Park, Austin*
*- specific date/time of Savages' appearance will be announced soon.
order 'Silence Yourself' from The Matador Store
Savages tour rolls on, add NYC + QOTSA dates
Not to be stopped, Savages have added tour dates to their current tour that taking them through the fall. All this includes a stop at NYC's Terminal 5 and dates with Queens Of The Stone Age. New dates in bold.
1st Primavera Sound Festival, Porto, Portugal
6th Pop Noire night, La Maroquinerie, Paris SOLD OUT
8th Manchester Parklife Festival, UK
18th Zitadelle, Berlin w/ Portishead
19th Tipsport, Prague w/ Portishead
20th Yoko Ono’s Meltdown, South Bank London with Iggy Pop SOLD OUT
22nd Best Kept Secret Festival, Hilvarenbeek, Holland
28th/29th Glastonbury Festival, UK
4th Roskilde, Denmark
5th Kuudes Asti Festival, Helsinki, Finland
6th Gorky Park, Moscow, Russia
11th Webster Hall, New York, USA – SOLD OUT
12th Middle East Restaurant & Night Club, Cambridge, USA
13th Rock and Roll Hotel, DC, USA – SOLD OUT
14th Union Transfer, Philadelphia, USA
15th, La Tulipe, Montréal, Canada
16th The Mod Club Theatre, Toronto, Canada
21st Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis, USA – SOLD OUT
23rd El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, USA – SOLD OUT
24th El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, USA
16th Pstereo Festival, Norway
18th Beacons Festival, UK
23rd Rock en Seine, Paris, France
30th, End Of The Road Festival, UK
31st Electric Picnic Ireland
7th Berlin Festival, Germany
8th Bestival, Isle of Wight
14th Laneway Festival, Detroit, USA
4th-6th Austin City Limits, USA
7th Nashville, TN Municipal Auditorium (with Queens Of The Stone Age)
8th Fayetteville, AR Arkansas Music Pavilion (with Queens Of The Stone Age)
9th Tulsa, OK The Brady Theater (with Queens Of The Stone Age)
11th-12th Austin City Limits, USA
12th Terminal 5, NYC NY USA
13th Mexefest, Lisbon, Portugal
photo lifted from kasper1954's flickr
order ‘Silence Yourself’ from The Matador Store
Queens of the Stone Age - Autumn North American Dates, KCRW Apogee Session
Queens of the Stone Age, in session and conversation, video courtesy KCRW.com
Most of the dates below are on sale NOW.
9/10 Toronto Air Canada Center - tickets
9/12 Detroit The Fillmore - tickets
9/13 Cincinnati PNC Pavilion - tickets
9/14 Pittsburgh Stage AE Outdoors - tickets
9/15 Columbus LC Pavilion Outdoor Amph - tickets
9/17 Indianapolis Old National Centre - tickets
9/18 Louisville Louisville Palace - tickets
9/19 Charlotte Uptown Amphiteatre - tickets
9/20 Asheville Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
10/7 Nashville Municipal Auditorium - tickets*
10/8 Fayetteville Arkansas Music Pavilion*
10/9 Tulsa Brady Theatre - tickets*
* - Savages support
'...Like Clockwork' is available in finer stores on LP/CD and also from iTunes. Or if you prefer, direct from The Matador Store.
Twitter : @QOTSA
COME - "Sad Eyes" (acoustic) + interview
video courtesy WDR.de. Studio version of "Sad Eyes" can be found on the 20th Anniversary deluxe edition of '11:11'.
Queens of the Stone Age play Brooklyn tomorrow night, Letterman again tonight
QOTSA Live in Brooklyn.
Brooklyn Masonic Temple
Tomorrow. Friday, June 7th
Doors open @9:30pm
Photo id required at check in
2 ticket limit
All will call, non transferable
Tix on sale now. HERE
And catch the band performing again on Letterman tonight.
Buy the album
August 28 declared Kurt Vile Day in Philadelphia, + "KV Crimes" Video Premiere, + more!
By mayoral decree, August 28 will officially be Kurt Vile Day in Philadelphia! On that date, Kurt will give a free solo performance in City Hall Courtyard at 5:30pm for the season finale of the City Hall Presents summer concert series. Prior to his performance, the City of Philadelphia will present Kurt with the Liberty Bell Award, the highest honor the City can bestow upon one of its citizens. This award is given only to native Philadelphians, and is presented in recognition of outstanding professional achievements and civic generosity. (More information about City Hall Presents, Philadelphia's free weekly summer concert series, is below.)
Ushering in a summer of commemoration, we begin with the premiere of Kurt’s new video for "KV Crimes," directed by Tom Scharpling, in which Kurt is regally paraded through the streets of his fair town (mmm, hoagies).
Kurt will also be performing a song with Big Star on June 30, as part of their free performance of the classic album Third/Sister Lovers at Central Park Summerstage, with an array of all-star guests:
And finally, why not grace you with these beautiful clips of Kurt Vile and the Violators performing at KEXP:
Girl Called Alex
City Hall Presents is a series of free events that welcomes the full spectrum of Philadelphia’s performing arts into City Hall Courtyard. Shows are presented on Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30pm throughout the summer, and the entire concert calendar can be found by visiting http://cityhallpresents.creativephl.org. Organized by the City of Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy, these events aim to bring a new vibrancy to the historic building and inspire citizens to become more active in the arts. The program is made possible thanks to support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, as part of its Knight Arts Challenge, as well as the William Penn Foundation.
top photo by Shawn Brackbill
Queens of the Stone Age - Live On Letterman concert-cast tonight at 9PM EasternAs previously noted Queens of the Stone Age will appear on CBS’ “The Late Show With David Letterman” tonight and tomorrow night (June 5 and 6). The band will also perform a live concert TONIGHT for the Live on Letterman series, hitting the stage at 9PM EDT:
Queens of the Stone Age’s ‘…Like Clockwork’ is awesome and available now.
Ted Leo (Solo) at Maxwell's, June 21
(Ted at Maxwell's, June 2008, photo taken from musicsnobbery.com)
As you've probably read elsewhere, Hoboken's venerable Maxwell's, one of our favorite live music venues in this country or any other, is scheduled to close their doors at the end of July. The club's role in the development of many Matador artists & alumni cannot be overstated. Also -- we had a great time there. Almost always.
Ted Leo will be making his final Maxwell's appearance on June 21, with support from Shellshag. Tickets are on sale here.
In addition, Ted, AC Newman, Jennifer O'Connor, Doug Gillard, Home Blitz and a long list of grade-A talent are taking part in a tribute to the recently deceased Scott Miller (Game Theory/Loud Family) at the Cake Shop (NYC) on June 29, with proceeds going to The Scott Miller Memorial Fund. If you cannot attend, donations are accepted here.
Watch Savages' US TV Debut
Live last night, Savages performed their US TV debut, playing She Will and then City's Full as an online exclusive. In the words of Questlove, they were "going for the jugular".
dayum! @savagesband are going for the jugular on @latenightjimmy— Questlove Jenkins (@questlove) June 4, 2013
Savages - Live Tonight On NBC's "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon"
Savages will make their U.S. network television debut tonight on NBC's "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon", (12:30 am ET) performing "She Will" from 'Silence Yourself'. Hopefully we'll have a clip up for viewing early tomorrow.
order 'Silence Yourself' from The Matador Store