Friday, October 30, 2009

SOTD: "Chasing Pirates" - Norah Jones

Here's the new single from Norah Jones. She's got a bunch of upcoming TV appearances in November too:

November 11 - Late Night With David Letterman
November 16 - Good Morning America
November 18 - The Colbert Report
November 23 - The View

Thursday, October 29, 2009

SOTD: "Yomp" - Thenewno2

Here's a song from Dhani Harrison (son of George) and his band. They'll be opening for Wolfmother on an upcoming tour.

Matt Kearney: Daytrotter Session 10/24/09

Daytrotter has posted another great session to their website, this time with singer/songwriter Matt Kearney. Included in this session is "Nothing Left" and an unreleased song called "Chicago". Take a listen HERE.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

David Ryan Harris in NYC!

David Ryan Harris announced on his Twitter page last night that he'll be playing a show at the Rockwood Music Hall in NYC on November 20th at 9pm. This venue is TINY, probably one of the smallest places I've been in NYC. Should be a great show!

SOTD: "Centrifugal Motion" - Pete & J

SPIN Magazine: Q&A with Tom Gabel (Against Me!)

SPIN Magazine has an interesting Q&A with Tom Gabel of Against Me! Check that out HERE.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

SOTD: "Death By Numbers" - Noah & The Whale

U2 2010 North American Tour Dates

U2 has announced some new tour dates for 2010. See below for those and more info can be found at their site HERE.

U2 360° TOUR 2010 North American Dates

6-June Anaheim, CA
On sale soon

12-June Denver, CO
On sale Nov. 6

16-June Oakland, CA
Presale opens Oct. 27th
On sale Nov. 2

20-June Seattle, WA
On sale soon

23-June Edmonton, AB
Presale opens Oct. 27th
On sale Nov. 2

30-June East Lansing, MI
On sale soon

03-July Toronto, ON
Presale opens Oct 27th
On sale Nov. 2

06-July Chicago, IL
On sale soon

09-July Miami, FL
On sale soon

12-July Philadelphia, PA
On sale soon

16-July Montreal, QC
On sale soon

19-July New York
On sale soon

City & Colour US Tour

City & Colour has announced a US tour for early next year. Dates are below and you can get more information HERE. I saw Dallas last year at Bowery Ballroom and thought the show was great, he's excellent live.

City and Colour tour:
Thu. Jan 07 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club (GA)
Fri. Jan 08 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall (GA)
Sun. Jan 10 - Somerville, MA @ Somerville Theatre (reserved seating)
Mon. Jan 11 - Orlando, FL @ The Plaza Theatre (reserved seating)
Fri. Jan 15 - Chicago, IL @ Metro (GA)
Sat. Jan 16 - Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore (reserved seating)
Thu. Jan 21 - Austin, TX @ Central Church (GA)
Fri. Jan 22 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore (GA)
Sat. Jan 23 - Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda (GA)

Monday, October 26, 2009

SOTD: "Beach Comber" - Real Estate

NYC Area Concerts week of 10/26

10/26 Surfer Blood @ Death By Audio
10/27 Florence & The Machine @ Bowery Ballroom
10/28 Jay Farrar & Ben Gibbard @ Webster Hall
10/28, 30, 31 Bryce & Aaron Dessner (of The National), Shara Worden @ Brooklyn Academy of Music
10/29 A Place to Bury Strangers, Dead Confederate, All The Saints@ Bowery Ballroom
10/29 Justice (DJ Set) @ Webster Hall
10/30 King Kahn & BBQ Show @ Bowery Ballroom
10/30 Pinback, Obits @ The Fillmore
10/30 Yeasayer @ Guggenheim Museum
10/30-31 Tegan and Sara @ Town Hall
10/31 Junior Boys @ The Bell House
10/31 Thievery Corporation @ Terminal 5
11/1 The Get Up Kids @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Friday, October 23, 2009

SOTD: "Something New" - Chris Batten & The Woods

I've known Chris Batten for several years now, we first met back when he was a solo artist. Most recently, I caught his band's set almost exactly a year ago at the CMJ Festival in NYC which I wrote about HERE. Unfortunately, news broke this week that tonight will be the band's last performance together. They'll be playing the CMJ Festival at Maxwell's in Hoboken at 10pm and there are still a few tickets left if you want to check the show out.

Chris is a real good guy and I wish him a lot of luck. Just below this entry you'll find an interview with Chris on some plans for the future. The Woods put out some great songs so I figured we'd send them out with a bang today as the SOTD. Enjoy!

The End of the Woods: An Interview with Chris Batten

HERE's a good interview by Gary Wien with singer/songwriter Chris Batten about his show tonight, his band "the Woods" and what's in store for the future.

On Friday, October 23rd, Chris Batten and The Woods will play their final gig at Maxwell's in Hoboken. The band has been one of my favorite local acts over the past five years, so I was glad to get the chance to talk with Chris about the situation and what's in store for the future. The show, which also includes Tris McCall and Val Emmich, takes place during the CMJ Music Festival.

Sorry to hear that the band is going on indefinite hiatus. What was the reasoning behind the decision? Did someone have to move on, career stuff, or was there a general feeling that the band had gone as far as it could go?

I don't know if I will ever feel that this band went as far as it could go...but yeah, a couple of the guys had to pack it in and we decided that instead of dedicating our energy to find new members, we would take a step back and focus on something fresh. I mean, the original core members of the band are still together and have been for like 6 years, so it will be cool to see where we go with this limited structure.

How long have you all been playing together as a band? Did you play any shows in 2003 or start in 2004?

Man...we always try and pinpoint this, but for some reason it's become like this big tall tale or something...haha. Dustin and I met in Fall of 2003 and started getting together to work on some songs that I had written. I had been playing solo shows for about 3 years before that, but I never really meant to be a solo artist. I was playing solo simply because I was living in NYC and believe it or not, I was having trouble getting a band together that I felt comfortable with.

When Dustin and I started playing we immediately connected, so we started putting out the call for band members. Al came on board almost immediately and then we found our first drummer Rich in December. That year was the first Christmas show at the Court Tavern in New Brunswick and I was scheduled to play a solo set, but I ended up bringing Dustin up to close out the show and it was just great to take what we were working on and release it to a crowd. After that, we moved pretty fast, played the first full band show a month later, recorded the first EP over a weekend in Feb. 2004 and started playing any show that would have us. I think it was that Spring when you did an introductory piece on us for Upstage.

I don't know why but it just seemed like your band never got the respect or fans that it probably should have. The band always put on a solid show, had good tunes, and worked their asses off. Did it bother the band that they never quite made it to the next level?

Haha...yeah, we always appreciated you saying that. It's weird cause whenever we would play out of state, people would think we were much bigger then we were, but it was cool because they felt that way because they really liked what we were doing and didn't know why it wasn't bigger. We seemed to be tapping into something that they felt was missing in modern music.

People always seemed shocked that we weren't fact, we just got an email from a fan asking what our label is going to do now that we're stopping, but we never crossed that line. Sure, it bothers me that we never made it to the next level because I really wanted to bring these songs and this live show to the masses BUT, we worked our asses off, we never phoned anything in and we did everything we could possibly do to take this thing as far as it could go and I'm very proud of that and in a way I think it makes it even more special, not only to us, but to the people that supported us as well, cause we were all in on it together.

I love how you're going out with another big show (Maxwell's for CMJ after playing several big opening spots in 2009) What were some of your favorite moments/shows during the band's run?

I always felt like we were a band built for big things, ya know?. We never seemed to be put off by playing small stages, big stages or festivals (even if some of the situations turned out to be a little awkward). We just seemed to treat anything we played like a club and it was our mission to get every single person standing within earshot to forget about the bullshit and have fun, even if it was only for the hour we were playing.

We definitely got to do some great things. Playing with the New York Dolls earlier this year was a definite highlight. Boston always gave us great turn-outs. The Court Tavern Christmas shows were always killer. Maxwell's and The Bitter End (NYC) inspired some epic sets and amazing crowds. Rutgers always put us on great bills...hell, Rutgersfest got us in front of about 8,000 people...that was awesome!

I think one of my favorite moments was about a year and a half ago. We were doing a run of shows down south and we had just been featured on the television show Fearless Music a week prior. We were in our hotel room getting ready to go to soundcheck for a gig in West Virginia and I got an email that, due to an overwhelming amount of viewer requests, Fearless was going to feature another live performance of ours that night,. It was cool to not only go into a gig with such great news, but also to know that something else was working for us, not just the gig we were about to play...there were other wheels in motion. The gig turned out to be awesome (people from the previous night's show even traveled to see us again) and then after our set, the club put Fearless Music on the TV and had an impromptu party. Kinda cool to be in a strange place with new friends celebrating our success. It was a night that Dustin, Al, Mike and I could just let loose, stop and celebrate a victory, instead of planning what was next.

What are your immediate plans for the future? Are you going to do a lot of solo gigs or try setting up a new band?

I think solo gigs will happen, I mean, that's how I started this whole thing in the first place, so it's only natural to return to that. I just played a one-off solo show in NYC a few weeks back and it was cool to get up there in that setting. I've grown so used to having the power of The Woods behind me that it was nice to just rely on the songs and let them breath a little. Dustin, Al and I have also talked about possibly playing a few shows as a trio down the line, but that's just a thought for now.

Your email message mentioned that the three of you intend on creating and recording music in the future. Any plans for that? Or is it a wait and see thing based on scheduling and careers?

Yeah, that is definitely the plan. Dustin, Al and I fully intend to begin working on new music soon after our last Woods show. We're really excited about it, cause for once THAT will be the focus. We can sit down and flesh out ideas without having any shows planned that we need to prepare for. It's gonna be cool to have a blank slate, cause we can fill it however we want and I have a bunch of songs that I am dying to get them on.

Do you know if anybody from the band will be setting up or playing with another band?

I'm not sure to be quite honest. I do know that Dustin, Al and I will be continuing on together in some form and I don't really see any of the three of us playing music without each other. As far as I know, Mike and Gavin are taking a step back to focus on things outside of music.

Five or six years is a long time for any band. What's the most difficult thing that has to be overcome to have a band stick around that long? What brings you the best feeling of accomplishment? What have you learned from your experiences with The Woods?

The one thing I am truly proud of is the fact that I was able to maintain a band with such a consistent, solid line-up of players for so long. We were all in it because we believed in what we were doing and because of that we were able to deliver great sets at every show we played. I think the most difficult thing about staying together for so long was the struggle. It ain't easy and everyone in music knows that, so sometimes it's hard to suck it up and gut it out, but you do it because you love it and you believe in it, so as hard as it was, it was pretty great that the guys and me were willing to fight for it for so long.

We've seen so many bands form and break-up over the course of our time together and it always served as a reminder that we were doing something right, cause 6 years is a long time to keep a band together, especially when you're doing it all yourself. I think it was a true testament to the music we were playing and how much we believed (and still believe) in it.

Finally, anything you'd like to say as a farewell to the fans that have been supporting you all these years?

We would have never been able to keep this band going for so long without you!! The support this band received was amazing, it made our shows better and it just fueled the desire in us to take this thing as far as we could. I remember playing these punk shows in New Brunswick when we were first starting out and yeah, we kept the energy high on stage, but pulling out a harmonica and playing a song like Driver in a crowded basement with kids looking to jump around...that can go one of two ways...they dig it or they don't and we were always lucky that people seemed to get behind us and really feel what we were doing.

Yeah, I'm gonna miss playing with the band and spreading the music of The Woods, but I'm really gonna miss seeing all the friends we have made over the past 6 years. Playing shows for me was my favorite part of this band cause we got to go out and see them all.

But if I have one thing to say to everyone after all of this, it's that...The Woods may be going away for a little bit, but it ain't over and we'll see you soon.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

SOTD: "Should Have Taken Acid With You" - Neon Indian

Blind Pilot: Laundro Matinee Session

The Laundro Matinee has posted some video of a recent session with Blind Pilot. You can listen to "Bury A Bone", "One Red Thread", and "Two Towns From Me" right HERE.

Here's video for "Bury A Bone"

Blind Pilot - Buried A Bone from LaundroMatinee on Vimeo.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

SOTD: "Good To Sea" - Pinback

DMB European Tour Dates

Dave Matthews Band has announced some European tour dates for early next year, listed below. You can get more info from the fanclub HERE.

Sat, Feb 13 Stockholm, Sweden Arenan
Sun, Feb 14 Copenhagen, Denmark Falconer Theatre
Tue, Feb 16 Hamburg, Germany Congress Center Hamburg Hall 1
Wed, Feb 17 Berlin, Germany Tempodrom
Fri, Feb 19 Vienna, Austria Gasometer
Sat, Feb 20 Munich, Germany Zenith
Mon, Feb 22 Milan, Italy Palasharp
Tue, Feb 23 Rome, Italy Palalottomatica
Thu, Feb 25 Padova, Italy Palasport San Lazarro
Sun, Feb 28 Cologne, Germany Palladium
Mon, Mar 1 Antwerp, Belgium Lotto Arena
Wed, Mar 3 Amsterdam, Netherlands Heineken Music Hall
Thu, Mar 4 Frankfurt, Germany Jahrhunderthalle
Sat, Mar 6 London, England O2 Arena
Sun, Mar 7 Manchester, England Apollo Theatre
Tue, Mar 9 Dublin, Ireland O2 Arena
Thu, Mar 11 Glasgow, Scotland Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre
Fri, Mar 12 Birmingham, England O2 Academy - Birmingham

Tegan & Sara "Sainthood" Stream

Tegan & Sara's new album "Sainthood" is streaming all week on Myspace. You can listen to it HERE. I just got through my first listen, really like the song "The Ocean".

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

SOTD: "Airplanes" - Local Natives

Weezer Free Show : 10/21 in San Fran

Weezer will play a free show at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco on Wednesday 10/21. Here's the info from myspace:


October 21, 2009


Doors @ 7:00 PM


@ The Regency Ballroom

1300 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA


PLEASE NOTE: This show is first come, first served.
So get there early and stay in line.

Monday, October 19, 2009

SOTD: "Dog Days Are Over" - Florence and The Machine

This is a real cool song, reminds me of Natalie Merchant/10,000 Maniacs.

NYC Area Concerts week of 10/19

10/20 Jukebox the Ghost @ Bowery Ballroom
10/20 Jess King @ Village Underground
10/20 Fanfarlo, The Antlers, Laura Marling @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
10/21 Atlas Sound @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
10/21 Surfer Blood, We Are Country Mice @Cake Shop
10/21 These United States @ Pianos
10/21 The Antlers @ Sound Fix
10/21 Pete & the Pirates @ The Bell House
10/22 Yacht @ Brooklyn Bowl
10/22 Cymbals Eat Guitars @ Public Assembly
10/22 The Antlers, Suckers @ The Delancey
10/22 Deer Tick @ Bowery Ballroom
10/22 Deer Tick, Local Natives @ Mercury Lounge
10/23 Leonard Cohen @ Madison Square Garden
10/23 School of Seven Bells, Magic Wands, First Aid Kit @ Webster Hall
10/23 Crystal Antlers @ Cake Shop
10/23 Takka Takka, Pattern Is Movement, Drink Up Buttercup @ Glasslands
10/23 Ted Leo & the Pharmacists, Lemonade @ The Suffolk
10/24 Team Robespierre @ Etnies Showroom
10/24 Crystal Antlers, Wild Yaks @ Don Pedro
10/25 Neon Indian, Real Estate @ Living Room
10/25 Girl Talk @ Reed Space
10/25 Van Morrison @ Theatre at Madison Square Garden

Friday, October 16, 2009

SOTD: "You'll Disappear" - The Phenomenal Handclap Band

Here's a good way to get the weekend started......

William Elliot Whitmore On Tour

WIlliam Ellliot Whitmore is now on tour (starting tonight) and playing venues all throughout the country. Check him out if you get the chance, dates are below:

William Elliott Whitmore On Tour

Oct 15 2009 The Conservatory Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Oct 16 2009 Rubber Gloves Denton, Texas
Oct 17 2009 Stubb’s BBQ Austin, Texas
Oct 19 2009 BSide Lounge Boulder, Colorado
Oct 20 2009 Larimer Lounge Denver, Colorado
Oct 21 2009 Burt’s Tiki Lounge Salt Lake City, Utah
Oct 23 2009 OC Tavern San Clemente, California
Oct 24 2009 Hotel Cafe Los Angeles, California
Oct 25 2009 Sainte Rocke Hermosa Beach, California
Oct 26 2009 The Casbah San Diego, California
Oct 27 2009 Downtown Brewing Co. San Luis Obispo, California
Oct 28 2009 Bottom Of The Hill San Francisco
Oct 30 2009 Mississippi Studios Portland, Oregon
Nov 1 2009 Tractor Tavern Seattle, Washington
Nov 4 2009 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, Minnesota
Nov 5 2009 The Waiting Room Omaha, Nebraska
Nov 6 2009 Bay View Brewhaus Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Nov 7 2009 Double Door Chicago, Illinois
Nov 8 2009 209 S. College Hall Bloomington, Indiana
Nov 9 2009 Southgate House Parlour Newport, Kentucky
Nov 10 2009 Club Cafe Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Nov 12 2009 Great Scott Allston, Massachusetts
Nov 13 2009 Fury’s Public House Dover, New Hampshire
Nov 14 2009 Toquet Hall Westport, Connecticut
Nov 16 2009 The Mercury Lounge New York, New York
Nov 17 2009 Union Hall Brooklyn, New York
Nov 19 2009 DC9 Washington DC
Nov 20 2009 Johnny Brenda’s Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nov 21 2009 8x10 Baltimore, Maryland

Thursday, October 15, 2009

SOTD: "In The Room Where You Sleep" - Dead Man's Bones

Here's a pretty cool clip from Ryan Gosling's band (yes, the actor) "Dead Man's Bones". These guys are actually in NYC tonight to play at LPR.

SPIN Interview w/ Hayley Williams

SPIN online has a new interview up, 15 questions with Hayley Williams (lead singer of Paramore). You can check that out HERE.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

SOTD: "Blogspot" - Paul and the Patients

Monsters of Folk On Tour

Monsters of Folk kicked off their North American tour last night in Vancouver. The group has added a few dates to their schedule, all shows are listed below:

Oct. 13th - Vancouver, BC - The Commodore Ballroom
Oct. 14th - Portland, OR - Arlene Schnitzer Hall
Oct. 15th - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theater
Oct. 17th - Oakland, CA - The Fox Theater
Oct. 18th - Los Angeles, CA - The Greek Theater
Oct. 20th - San Diego, CA - Spreckles Theater
Oct. 21st - Phoenix, AZ - The Orpheum
Oct. 22nd - Santa Barbara, CA - The Granada
Oct. 24th - Mountain View, CA - The Bridge School Benefit
Oct. 25th - Mountain View, CA - The Bridge School Benefit
Oct. 28th - Omaha, NE - Holland Performing Arts Center
Oct. 29th - Minneapolis, CA - The Orpheum
Oct 30th - Chicago, IL - Auditorium Theater
Oct. 31st - Louisville, KY - Palace Theater
Nov. 2nd - Toronto, ONT - Massey Hall
Nov. 3rd - Boston, MA - The Orpheum
Nov. 6th - New York, NY - United Palace
Nov. 8th - New York, NY - Beacon Theater
Nov. 9th - Philadelphia, PA - Academy of Music
Nov. 10th - Richmond, VA - Landmark Theater
Nov. 11th - Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle
Nov. 13th - Austin, TX - Stubb's BBQ

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

SOTD: "Secrets" - Headlights

Kings of Leon: Live DVD

On November 10th, Kings of Leon will release a live DVD, "Kings of Leon: Live At The O2 London, England". The show was filmed on June 30, 2009, other details available HERE.

The tracklisting for the DVD:

Be Somebody
Taper Jean Girl
My Party
Molly's Chambers
Red Morning Light
California Waiting
Four Kicks
Sex on Fire
The Bucket
On Call
Cold Desert
Use Somebody
Slow Night, So Long
Knocked Up
Black Thumbnail

Tegan & Sara: US Tour Dates

Tegan & Sara will be touring the US in February, March & April of 2010. Dates are below and the presale starts this Wednesday, October 14th at 10am. All details available at their website HERE.

Fri/Feb-12 - Northampton, MA - Calvin Theater
Sat/Feb-13 - Boston, MA - The Orpheum
Tue/Feb-16 - Philadelphia, PA, Tower Theater (Upper Darby)
Wed/Feb-17 - Washington, DC - Warner Theater
Thu/Feb-18 - Richmond, VA - The National
Sat/Feb-20 - Tampa, FL - Tampa Theater
Sun/Feb-21 - Miami, FL - Sunset Cove
Tue/Feb-23 - Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
Wed/Feb-24 - New Orleans, LA - Tipitina’s
Thu/Feb-25 - Dallas, TX - Palladium
Fri/Feb-26 - Austin, TX - Bass Concert Hall
Sat/Feb-27 - Houston, TX - The Warehouse
Tue/Mar-02 - Vegas, NV - House of Blues
Wed/Mar-03 - San Diego - Copley Symphony Hall
Fri/Mar-05 - San Francisco - Fox Theater
Sat/Mar-06 - San Francisco - Fox Theater
Wed/Mar-24 - Minneapolis, MN - The Orpheum
Thu/Mar-25 - Milwaukee, WI - The Riverside
Fri/Mar-26 - Chicago IL - The Aragon
Sat/Mar-27 - Detroit, MI - Royal Oak Theater
Sun/Mar-28 - Cleveland, OH - Lakewood Civic
Tue/Mar-30 - Columbus, OH - Promo West Pavilion
Fri/Apr-02 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
Sat/Apr-03 - Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theater
Sun/Apr-04 - Denver, CO - The Ogden
Tue/Apr-06 - Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue

Against Me!: Canadian Tour Dates

With my current residence in upstate NY, I seem to be researching/reading about a lot of stuff going on with our neighbors up north. For our Canadian readers, here's some info on an upcoming Against Me! tour early next year. Full tour details are available at their site HERE.

Mar 03, 2010
07:00 PM Victoria, BC Save On Food Centre
supporting Billy Talent $35/$45

Mar 05, 2010
07:00 PM Penticton, BC South Okanagan Events Centre
supporting Billy Talent $35/$45

Mar 06, 2010
07:00 PM Kamloops, BC Interior Savings Centre
supporting Billy Talent $35/$45

Mar 08, 2010
07:00 PM Prince George, BC CN Centre
supporting Billy Talent $29/$42

Mar 09, 2010
07:00 PM Dawson Creek, BC En Cana Centre
supporting Billy Talent $29.50/$42

Mar 11, 2010
07:00 PM Red Deer, AB Enmax Centrium Arena
supporting Billy Talent $29.50/$42.50

Mar 12, 2010
07:00 PM Medicine Hat, AB Medicine Hat Arena
supporting Billy Talent $29.50/$42.50

Mar 13, 2010
07:00 PM Lethbridge, AB Enmax Centre
supporting Billy Talent $29/$42

Mar 15, 2010
07:00 PM Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
supporting Billy Talent $22/$35/$49

Mar 16, 2010
07:00 PM Calgary, AB Saddledome
supporting Billy Talent $22/$35/$49

Mar 18, 2010
07:00 PM Regina, SK Brandt Centre
supporting Billy Talent $22/$35/$49

Mar 19, 2010
07:00 PM Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Centre
supporting Billy Talent $22/$35/$49

Mar 20, 2010
07:00 PM Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
supporting Billy Talent $22/$35/$44

Mar 22, 2010
07:00 PM SSM, ON Essar Centre
supporting Billy Talent $42.50

Mar 23, 2010
06:59 PM Sudbury, ON Sudbury Arena
supporting Billy Talent $42.50

Mar 24, 2010
07:00 PM Montreal, QC Bell Centre
supporting Billy Talent $39.50/$49.50

Mar 26, 2010
07:00 PM Ottawa, ON Scotia Bank Place
supporting Billy Talent $39.50/$49.50

Mar 27, 2010
07:00 PM London, ON John Labatt Centre
supporting Billy Talent $39.50/$47.50

Mar 28, 2010
07:00 PM Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
supporting Billy Talent $39.50/$49.50

Monday, October 12, 2009

SOTD: "Roslyn" - Bon Iver & St Vincent

Here's a great new track from Bon Iver & St Vincent from the upcoming Twilight "New Moon" Soundtrack.

NYC Area Concerts week of 10/12

10/12 Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions @ Bowery Ballroom
10/12-15 Built to Spill @ Webster Hall/Music Hall of Williamsburg
10/13 Clem Snide @ Mercury Lounge
10/14 Daniel Johnston @ Highline Ballroom
10/14 The Ravonettes @ Webster Hall
10/14 Sea Wolf @ Mercury Lounge
10/14 No Age @ (le) poisson rouge
10/14 Regina Spektor @ Radio City Music Hall
10/15 Loney, Dear @ Maxwell's
10/15 Minus the Bear @ Gramercy Theatre
10/16 Loney, Dear @ Bowery Ballroom
10/16 Paramore @ Wellmont Theatre
10/16 Chromeo @ The Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza
10/16 Sea Wolf @ Union Hall
10/16 Mika @ United Palace Theatre
10/16 Portugal the Man @ Maxwell's
10/17 The Avett Brothers w/ Jessica Lea Mayfield @ Terminal 5
10/17 Melissa Auf der Maur @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
10/17 Lucero @ Webster Hall
10/17 No Age @ Ridgewood Temple
10/18 The Ravonettes @ Music Hallf of Williamsburg
10/18 David Bazan @ Bowery Ballroom

Friday, October 9, 2009

SOTD: "You're A Wolf" - Sea Wolf

Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds in Vegas

From the DMB newsletter.......


We are pleased to announce An Acoustic Weekend with Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds at the Theatre for the Performing Arts at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, NV this December 10, 11 and 12 at 8:30 pm.

Warehouse Ticketing Information:
Request Period Opens: Thursday October 8, 2009 - 12:00 pm noon ET
Request Period Closes: Monday, October 19, 2009 - 12:00 pm noon ET
Confirmations Issued: by the end of the day on Friday, October 23, 2009

Reserved tickets are $84.00 (including $4.00 Live Entertainment Tax). Members may request up to 4 tickets to each show. All members have the same chance at being randomly selected to be confirmed for tickets."

These Dave & Tim shows are always great, ticket information from the Warehouse HERE.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

SOTD: "You're A Target" - No Age

CMJ Festival '09 Schedule

The '09 schedule for the CMJ Festival in NYC has been announced and there's some great shows lined up. I went to a few venues last year and saw Chris Batten & The Woods, Lykke Li, The Friendly Fires, Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson, etc. You can check out the entire schedule HERE. Some of the shows I'd be interested in this year include:

Jess King 10/20 (7pm-8pm) @ Village Underground

Sean Bones 10/20 (10pm-11pm) @ Glasslands

The Antlers 10/20 (10:15pm-11pm) @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Evan Dando 10/21 (11pm-12am) @ Pianos

U-God (of the Wu-Tang Clan) 10/21 (12:20am-1am) @ Southpaw

The Antlers 10/22 (10pm-10:40pm) @ The Delancey

Deer Tick 10/22 (11:30pm-12:10am) @ Bowery Ballroom

Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson 10/23 (9pm-10pm) @ Le Poisson Rouge

Chris Batten & The Woods 10/23 (11:30pm-12:30am) @ Maxwell's

Sean Bones 10/23 (1am-2am) @ Mercury Lounge

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

SOTD: "I Love the Unknown" - Clem Snide

Gogol Bordello New Year's Shows

Gogol Bordello has announced three shows at Webster Hall for the last week of December. They'll be playing the 27th, 28th and 29th and you can get your tickets HERE.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

SOTD: "Mayonaise" - Smashing Pumpkins

This is an old song but it's one of my favorite Smashing Pumpkin tunes. Since we're reminiscing I figured it would be a good time to dust this one off. Enjoy!

1 Year and a Thank You.....

Today marks the 1 year anniversary of The Tremagazine, you can take a look at the very first entry HERE. When I first started this site I wasn't too sure how it would evolve. I've always had a passion for finding music, seeing shows, sharing my experiences with friends and the blog gave me a great outlet to put all of those thoughts in one place. Some of my friends started passing the site onto other people and it slowly started growing, a little bit each day. One year later, we've had about 30,000 visits from all over the globe.... throughout the US, Canada, Italy, Germany, Brazil, New Zealand, etc.

In the big scheme of things 30,000 hits isn't a ton of traffic but to me it means a whole lot. My goal every day is to hopefully post something of interest that at least one person somewhere in the world can enjoy. I try to write as someone who's a fan, instead of what you'd probably read from a "critic". I do my best to give you my honest thoughts and hopefully you've enjoyed the content and been able to discover some new music or enjoyed a particular review.

I think anyone that writes a blog would tell you that it's certainly a challenge to work a full-time job and still post every day, but I thought that it would be so important to maintain consistency and keep the content coming each and every weekday. I can't tell you how much I appreciate the feedback that people have sent me..... whether it be via comment on the site, an email, a twitter message, etc. I've read everything and it's been a huge help to me to keep the site going every day, thank you so much. Some nights when I'm most tired, I'll sit down to write without anything on my mind and I'll have an email from someone saying how much they've enjoyed an entry and that means the world to me.

I'll do my best to keep this going as long as I can. My work schedule has thrown a bit of a monkeywrench in my concert plans for the rest of the year but I'm going to get to a few more shows and provide some reviews. Thanks again for reading and if you ever have suggestions, comments, requests, etc......please drop me a line and I'll do my best to get this thing bigger and better.

Thanks and take care,


Monday, October 5, 2009

SOTD: "Trouble" - Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions

You may not be familiar with Hope Sandoval but you'll probably recognize her voice from her work in "Mazzy Star" years ago.

NYC Area Concerts week of 10/5

10/5 Sufjan Stevens, Cryptacize @ Bowery Ballroom
10/6 The Twilight Sad, Brakes Brakes Brakes, We Were Promised Jetpacks @ Bowery Ballroom
10/6 Wovenhand, White Hills, Silver Summit @ Bell House
10/6-7 Sufjan Stevens, Cryptacize @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
10/7 Kurt Vile @ Mercury Lounge
10/8 Drummer @ Southpaw
10/8 The Mars Volta @ Roseland Ballroom
10/8 Thee Oh Sees, The Fresh Onlys @ Mercury Lounge
10/9 Bell X1, Wild Light @ Highline Ballroom
10/9 Mason Jennings @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
10/9 Thee Oh Sees @ The Bell House
10/9 Psychedelic Furs, Happy Mondays @ Roseland Ballroom
10/10 Drummer, Royal Bangs @ Mercury Lounge
10/11 Blitzen Trapper, Wye Oak @ Bowery Ballroom

Friday, October 2, 2009

Thursday, October 1, 2009

SOTD: "Behind That Locked Door" - Yim Yames

From the George Harrison tribute album....

Blackroc Webisode Week 1

I cannot wait for this album...... Black Keys and friends......