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Algiers - "Liberation" (Outkast) Live In Conklin Metals

A day prior to the start of their North American tour in support of 'There Is No Year', Algiers have released a live video of their cover of Outkast's "Liberation" (above). Though the recent cancelation of SXSW has seen official events wiped from the band's scheduled, Algiers will be hitting Austin in two weeks' time (see below) with an additional show likely to be added.

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(limited edition cloudy clear LP available from the Matador Store and select independent retailers)

Algiers on tour :

Wednesday, March 11 Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia PA
Thursday, March 12 Black Cat, Washington DC
Friday, March 13 Mothlight, Asheville NC
Saturday, March 14 529, Atlanta GA
Tuesday, March 17, Cheer Up Charlies, Austin TX (1pm)
Tuesday, March 17, End Of An Ear, Austin TX (4pm)
Thursday, March 19, Hotel Vegas, Austin TX (2:45pm)
Friday, March 20 Club Congress, Tucson AZ
Saturday, March 21 Casbah, San Diego CA
Tuesday, March 24 The Echo, Los Angeles CA
Wednesday, March 25 Slim’s, San Francisco CA
Saturday, March 28 Polaris Hall, Portland OR
Sunday, March 29 The Crocodile, Seattle WA
Wednesday, April 1 Turf Club, St. Paul MN
Thursday, April 2 Cactus Club, Milwaukee WI
Friday, April 3 Empty Bottle, Chicago IL
Saturday, April 4 Rumba Club, Columbus OH
Sunday, April 5 Deluxx Fluxx, Detroit MI
Monday, April 6 The Baby G, Toronto ON
Tuesday, April 7 Bar Le Ritz, Montreal QC
Thursday, April 9 Saint Vitus, Brooklyn NY (SOLD OUT)
Friday, April 10 Saint Vitus, Brooklyn NY
Tuesday, April 21 Knust, Hamburg DE
Friday, April 24 Nalen Klubb, Stockholm SE
Saturday, April 25 Mejeriet, Lund SE
Monday, April 27 Lido, Berlin DE
Wednesday, April 29 Morze, St. Petersberg RU
Thursday, April 30 Aglomerat, Moscow RU
Sunday, May 3rd ISC, Bern CH
Monday, May 4th Bogen F, Zurich CH

Algiers Online :

There Is No Year

Kim Gordon - 'Air BnB' Live from BBC 6 Music Festival

Photo courtesy of BBC 6 Music

This weekend Kim Gordon laid down a firm indication of what's in store for the upcoming EU & North American tour dates with a blistering set streamed live  from BBC 6 Music Festival in Camden, UK.

Taking to the stage on Sunday evening, Kim and her band tore through a set list defined by the uprorious 'Air BnB', 'Hungry Baby' and 'Murdered Out'. See below for a clip of 'Air BnB':

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Tour dates:

May 22 Villette Sonique Festival, Paris FR
Sunday, May 24 AB Ballroom, Brussels BE
Monday, May 25 Paradiso, Amsterdam NL
Wednesday, May 27 Gorilla, Manchester UK
Thursday, May 28 SWX, Bristol UK
Friday, May 29 All Points East, London UK
Sunday, May 31 Art Rock Fest, St. Brieuc FR
Tuesday, June 2 Rote Fabric, Zurich CH
Wednesday, June 3 L’Epicerie Moderne, Lyon FR
Thursday, June 4 Primavera Sound, Barcelona ES
Saturday, June 6 Northside Festival, Aarkhus DK
Monday, June 8 Astra Kulturhaus, Berlin DE
Tuesday, June 9 Gloria Theatre, Cologne DE
Thursday, June 11 NOS Primavera Sound, Porto PT
Friday, July 17 First Avenue, Minneapolis MN
Sunday, July 19 Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago IL
Tuesday, July 21 Paradise Rock Club, Boston MA
Thursday, July 23 Webster Hall, New York NY
Friday, July 24 Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA
Saturday, July 25 9:30 Club, Washington DC
Friday, September 11 Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver BC
Saturday, September 12 Showbox, Seattle WA
Sunday, September 13 Wonder Ballroom, Portland OR
Tuesday, September 15 The Fillmore, San Francisco CA

Kim Gordon Online:

Official Website

Out Today : Stephen Malkmus - 'Traditional Techniques'

(photo : Samuel Gehrke and Chris Schonting)

'Traditional Techniques', the new album from Stephen Malkmus is available from all streaming services and traditional (sorry) retail outlets.   Barring any advice from the CDC, Stephen, Chris Funk and Matt Sweeney will kick off North American touring March 31 at Minneapolis' First Avenue.

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Stephen Malkmus on Tour :

Tuesday, March 31 First Avenue, Minneapolis MN
Wednesday, April 1 Turner Hall, Milwaukee WI
Thursday, April 2 Thalia Hall, Chicago IL
Friday, April 3 Headliners, Louisville KY
Saturday, April 4 Cannery Ballroom, Nashville TN
Sunday, April 5 Terminal West, Atlanta GA
Tuesday, April 7 Orange Peel, Asheville NC
Wednesday, April 8 Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro NC
Thursday, April 9 The National, Richmond VA
Friday, April 10 Black Cat, Washington DC
Saturday, April 11 Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA
Monday, April 13 Webster Hall, New York NY
Wednesday, April 15 Royale, Boston MA
Thursday, April 16 L’Astral, Montreal QC
Friday, April 17 Danforth Music Hall, Toronto ON
Saturday, April 18 Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland OH
Sunday, April 19 St. Andrew’s Hall, Detroit MI
Friday, June 26 Imperial, Vancouver BC
Saturday, June 27 The Showbox, Seattle WA
Sunday, June 28 Wonder Ballroom, Portland OR
Tuesday, June 30 The Fillmore, San Francisco CA
Wednesday, July 1 El Rey, Los Angeles CA
Thursday, July 2 The Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix AZ
Friday, July 3 Venue TBD, Santa Fe NM
Saturday, July 4 Lowbrow Palace, El Paso TX
Monday, July 6 The Mohawk, Austin TX
Tuesday, July 7 Granada Theater, Dallas TX
Wednesday, July 8 Tower Theater, Oklahoma City OK
Thursday, July 9 Granada Theater, Lawrence KS
Saturday, July 11 Gothic Theater, Denver CO

Stephen Malkmus Online

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