Earlier today, along with an interview conducted by Alex Frank, Pitchfork premiered a six song solo session from Stephen Malkmus recorded at Brooklyn's St. John's Episcopal Rectory (above).
preorder / stream 'Sparkle Hard'
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks on tour :
Friday, June 1 Turf Club, St. Paul MN (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, June 2 The Back Room at Colectivo, Milwaukee WI (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, June 3 Thalia Hall, Chicago IL
Tuesday, June 5 Ace of Cups, Columbus OH (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, June 6 Rex Theater, Pittsburgh PA
Thursday, June 7 Grog Shop, Cleveland OH
Friday, June 8 Magic Stick, Detroit MI
Saturday, June 9 Lee’s Palace, Toronto ON (SOLD OUT)
Monday, June 11 Theatre Fairmount, Montreal QC
Tuesday, June 12 The Sinclair, Cambridge MA (SOLD OUT)
Thursday, June 14 Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY (SOLD OUT)
Friday, June 15 Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, June 16 Theatre of Living Arts, Philadelphia PA
Sunday, June 17 Black Cat, Washington DC
Tuesday, June 19 Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro NC
Wednesday, June 20 The Georgia Theatre, Athens GA
Thursday, June 21 Mercy Lounge, Nashville TN
Friday, June 22 Zanzabar, Louisville KY
Saturday, June 23 The Woodward Theater, Cincinnati OH
Tuesday, July 17 Mystic Theatre, Petaluma CA
Wednesday, July 18 Slim’s, San Francisco CA
Sunday, July 22 The Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix AZ
Wednesday, July 25 The Mohawk, Austin TX
Thursday, July 26 White Oak Music Hall, Houston TX
Friday, July 27 Granada Theater, Dallas TX
Saturday, July 28 The Vanguard, Tulsa OK
Sunday, July 29 Record Bar, Kansas City MO
Tuesday, July 31 Gothic Theatre, Englewood CO
Wednesday, August 1 Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City UT
Friday, August 3 Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver BC
Saturday, August 4 Neptune Theatre, Seattle WA
Sunday, August 5 Star Theater, Portland OR
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks online
“It’s time for you to wake up. There are people in this world dying to meet you”
Savages have shared a new video directed by Antoine Carlier for Arte TV featuring songs Mechanic, I Need Something New, The Answer, Adore from new album Adore Life, and also Hit Me from their debut album Silence Yourself.
You can watch it here.
The band are currently on the European stretch of their Adore Life tour before heading to the US. All dates below.
March 2 - Botanique Orangerie, Brussels, Belgium SOLD OUT
March 3 - Luxor, Cologne, Germany
March 5 - Babel, Malmö, Sweden
March 6 - Kagelbanan, Stockholm, Sweden
March 7 - Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark
March 9 - Knust, Hamburg, Germany
March 10 – Berghain, Berlin, Germany SOLD OUT
March 11 - Strom, Munich, Germany
March 13 - Magazzini Generali, Milan, Italy
March 15 - Dynamo, Zurich, Switzerland
March 16 - Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands SOLD OUT
March 17 - Roundhouse, London, UK
March 27 - 9:30 Club, Washington DC
March 28 - Irving Plaza, New York NY
March 29 - Warsaw, Brooklyn NY
March 31 - Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA
April 1 - Paradise Rock Club, Boston MA
April 2 - Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre, Montreal, Canada
April 4 - Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, Canada
April 5 - St. Andrews Hall, Detroit MI
April 7 - Metro, Chicago IL
April 8 - The Ready Room, St. Louis MO
April 9 - Granada Theatre, Lawrence KS
April 11 - Trees, Dallas TX
April 12 - Emo’s, Austin TX
April 14 - Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix, AZ
April 15 - Coachella, Indio, CA
April 18 - El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
April 19 - The Fillmore San Francisco, CA
April 20 - Fox Theater, Pomona, CA (with Death Grips)
April 22 - Coachella, Indio, CA
April 24 - Vive Latino Festival, Mexico City, MX
May, 14 – Exit In, Nashville, TN
May, 15 - Ace of Cups, Columbus, OH
May, 17 - Mr Small’s Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA
May, 18 - Grog Shop Cleveland, OH
May, 20 - High Noon Saloon, Madison WI
May, 21 - Fine Line Music Cafe, Minneapolis, MN
May, 22 - WECC, Winnipeg, Canada
May, 24 - Commonwealth Bar & Stage, Calgary Canada
May, 25 - Starlite Room, Edmonton, Canada
May, 27 - Imperial Vancouver, Vancouver, Canada
May, 28 - Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR
June 1-5 – Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona ESP SOLD OUT
June 24-26 - Down The Rabbit Hole Festival, Ewijk, The Netherlands
June 29-July 2, Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, Denmark
You can order ‘ Adore Life’ from the following:
The Matador Store
Savages online :
order 'Chrome Cactus' from the following :
The Matador Store
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Today, The New Pornographers announce their first (collective) visit to Europe in almost four years, with news that December sees a week-long run of shows for the live band consisting of A.C. Newman, Blaine Thurier, Dan Bejar, John Collins, Kathryn Calder, Kurt Dahle and Todd Fancey for the below dates:
Mon 01 - UK, Manchester, The Deaf Institute - Tickets
Tue 02 - UK, London, O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire - Tickets
Wed 03 - Belgium, Brussels, Botanique - Rotunde - Tickets
Thu 04 - France, Paris, La Maroquinerie - Tickets
Fri 05 - Germany, Cologne, Gebaude 9 - Tickets
Sat 06 - Netherlands, Nijmegen, Doornroosje - Tickets
Sun 07 - Netherlands, Amsterdam, Melkweg - Tickets
Not content with just that, the band also shared the brand new Brill Bruisers track 'Dancehall Domine' shot live in session with CBC.ca (above) and spoke to them about some of the vocals and arrangements that went in to the recording of the new album, out August 26th.
I'm a sucker for The AV Club's "Undercover" series -- you may have seen Yo La Tengo cover The Supremes, Ceremony cover Violent Femmes, Sloan cover Gary Numan, or Ted Leo cover Tears For Fears -- but this could be the one you were waiting for.
Here's Kurt Vile, with Rob Laakso on syntetisaattori, polkimet, and rumpukone, doing Nine Inch Nails's "Down In It":
Kurt Vile covers Nine Inch Nails
And don't forget, tomorrow, by mayoral decree, is Kurt Vile Day in Philadelphia; Kurt will be performing in City Hall Courtyard and receiving the Liberty Bell Award.
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
Thurston Moore responded to the comments section of Brooklyn Vegan to confirm that his NEW ROCK BAND would indeed (as promised in their bio) "detonate any birthday party, wedding or hullabaloo in any country, planet or stratosphere that doesn't support right wing extremist NRA sucking bozo-ology."
Last weekend in Haydenville, MA, the Chelseas did just that, playing a a handsome left-winger named Trevor's birthday party. This is the evidence:
"Empires Of Time":
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Chelsea Light Moving's debut album is out this Tuesday. Stream it over at NPR, and buy it HERE.
A more meditative take on the first song from 'Fade', as recorded recently at KCMP.
Because the haze of summer dayz has taken hold, it's time to remind everyone that Lee Ranaldo starts up an East Coast tour with Wilco tomorrow night at Wolf Trap in Virginia. This summer tour has Lee in NYC next week for a Celebrate Brooklyn show at Prospect Park and a spot on the line-up at WXPN's XPoNential Festival in Philly (technically Camden), among a number of other shows listed below.
We're also happy to be able to share with you a brand new Rolling Stone session that Lee did with his full band (Steve Shelley, Alan Licht, and Irwin Menken). It launched today, and it's definitely worth checking out! CLICK HERE TO DO SO
Tue, July 17 - Vienna, VA - Wolf Trap*
Wed, July 18 - Vienna, VA - Wolf Trap*
Thu, July 19 - Charlottesville, VA - nTelos Wireless Pavillon*
Sat, July 21 - Camden, NJ - XPoNential Music Festival*
Tue, July 24 - Brooklyn, NY - Celebrate Brooklyn @ Prospect Park*
Fri, July 27 - Hudson, NY - Basillia Hudson
Sat, July 28 - Cooperstown, NY - Brewery Ommegang*
Sun, July 29 - Essex Junction, VT - Midway Lawn @ Champlain Valley Expo*
Mon, July 30 - Portland, ME - SPACE Gallery
Tue, July 31 - New London, CT - Hygenic Art Park
Wed, Aug 1 - Hartford, CT - Bushnell Theatre*
Fri, Aug 3 - Rochester, NY - Highland Bowl @ Highland Park*
Sat, Aug 4 - Columbus, OH - Lifestyle Communities Pavillion*
* = supporting Wilco
Those of you with some sort of long-term memory will hopefully remember the previously announced Lee Ranaldo dates, but now we can reveal The Men will join to support at the London show happening this June. The Men of course have a 7" single out on the Singles Going Home Alone series, whilst Lee is out in support of his latest album. He recently played a stripped back set for The New Yorker, performing "Off The Wall" and "Hammer Blows" (which follow the dizzying over zealous multi-camera angle interview edit).
Got to Pitchfork to watch Mike Hadreas of Perfume Genius perform "Take Me Home," "Hood" and "Dark Parts" from his new album Put Your Back N2 It:
Perfume Genius: Pitchfork +1 Session
Mike also talks about how people see him as more fragile than he is, the way being gay affects and does not affect his music, the Hood video, and more.
Buy the new album on:
Or find the closest Matador-friendly store:
Perfume Genius on Facebook
As announced, Girls will release an insane new 7" on December 6th, and you can pre-order it now.
Finally, Girls have two of their biggest ever US shows coming up soon: Tuesday December 6th at the Fonda in LA (tickets) and Saturday Jan 14th at Terminal 5 in NYC (buy tickets or win them from Refinery 29). If you live in Santa Ana, you aren't left out, either.