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Queens of The Stone Age perform as part of Huw Stephen's Piano Sessions for BBC Radio One

Airing last night as part of Huw Stephen's Piano Sessions for BBC Radio One, Queens of The Stone Age performed a measured version of their hit single 'The Way You Used To Do' and followed it up with the light music of whiskey falling into a glass as they covered Marty Wilde's wild-at-heart rock number 'Bad Boy'

In case you missed these two scintilating fistfuls of tempered rock 'n roll, catch up below

Queens of the Stone age commence their European tour next month. Dates below

November 4 – Unipol Arena – Bologna, IT
November 5 – Stadthalle – Vienna, AT
November 6 – Samsung Hall – Zurich, CH
November 7 – AccorHotel Arena – Paris, FR
November 9 – König-Pilsener-Arena – Oberhausen, DE
November 10 – Zenith – Munich, DE
November 11 – Velodrom – Berlin, DE
November 12 – Ziggo Dome – Amsterdam, NL
November 14 – TAP1 – Copenhagen, DK
November 15 – Sporthalle – Hamburg, DE
November 16 – Sportspaleis – Antwerp, BE
November 18 – Wembley SSE Arena – London, UK
November 19 – Manchester Arena – Manchester, UK
November 21 – 02 Arena - London, UK
November 23 – Usher Hall – Edinburgh, UK
November 24 – 3 Arena – Dublin, IE

Queens of The Stone Age online


Video : Spoon - "Do I Have To Talk You Into It"

Earlier this morning, Gizmodo premiered the latest video from Spoon's phenomenal 'Hot Thoughts', "Do I Have To Talk You Into It", directed by Brook Linder.  On the heels of last Friday's 'Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga' 10th Anniversary reissue, Spoon return to Europe in early November (dates below), with their North American run recommencing with a pair of sold out shows at Brooklyn Steel at the end of the month.

order/stream 'Hot Thoughts'
order stream 'Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga'

Tour Dates (NEW SHOW IN BOLD) :

Thursday, November 2 
Orangerie at Botanique, Brussels BE*
Monday, November 6 Concorde 2, Brighton UK*
Tuesday, November 7 Invisible Wind Factory Liverpool UK*
Wednesday, November 9 The Junction, Cambridge UK*
Saturday, November 11 Kaserne, Basel CH*
Sunday, November 12 Santeria Social Club, Milano IT*
Tuesday, November 14 Sala Apolo, Barcelona, ES*
Wednesday, November 15 La Riviera, Madrid, ES*
Thursday, November 16 Porto Coliseum, Porto, PT*
Friday, November 17 Coliseu dos Recreios, Lisbon, PT*
Tuesday, November 28 Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn NY 
Wednesday, November 29 Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn NY (SOLD OUT)+
Friday, December 1 The Chance Theatre, Poughkeepsee NY
Sunday, December 3 Sherman Theatre, Stroudsberg PA
Tuesday, December 5 Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park NY
Wednesday, December 6 Higher Ground Ballroom, Burlington VT
Friday, December 8 Egyptian Room at Old National Centre, Indianapolis IN
Saturday, December 30 9:30 Club, Washington DC 
Sunday, December 31 9:30 Club, Washington DC
Friday, January 12 Showbox Seattle, WA &
Saturday, January 13 McDonald Theater Eugene, OR &
Monday, January 15 Jam Cellars Napa, CA &
Wednesday, January 17 The Masonic San Francisco, CA &
Thursday, January 18 Arlington Theater Santa Barbara, CA &Friday, January 19 The Forum (iHeart Radio ALTerEgo) Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, January 20 Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, NV &

& w/ White Reaper
+ w/ Ron Gallo
* w/ Husky Loops

Spoon online :

King Krule - Live on Later... with Jools Holland

King Krule is currently en route to Washington D.C. to begin his sold-out North American tour, after releasing his second LP The OOZ to critical acclaim. Before leaving London he performed a vicious version of OOZ standout "Dum Surfer" on Later... with Jools Holland.

Get The OOZ here:

10/21 – Washington, DC – Black Cat – SOLD OUT
10/22 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer – SOLD OUT
10/24 – Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw – SOLD OUT
10/25 – Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw – SOLD OUT
10/26 – Boston, MA – Paradise – SOLD OUT
10/28 – Montreal, CAN – Metropolis
10/29 – Toronto, CAN – Danforth Music Hall – SOLD OUT
10/30 – Chicago, IL – Metro – SOLD OUT
10/31 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Cafe SOLD OUT
11/3 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox – SOLD OUT
11/4 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom – SOLD OUT
11/5 – Vancouver, CAN – Vogue Theatre – SOLD OUT
11/7 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore – SOLD OUT
11/8 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom – SOLD OUT
11/9 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre – SOLD OUT
11/20 – Bristol, UK – Marble Factory – SOLD OUT
11/21 – London, UK – Koko – SOLD OUT
11/22 – London, UK – Koko – SOLD OUT
11/23 – Leeds, UK – Reflectory – SOLD OUT
11/26 – Paris, France – Casino De Paris – SOLD OUT
11/28 – Milan, Italy – Magazzini Generali
11/29 – Lyon, France – L’Epicerie Moderne – SOLD OUT
11/30 – Zurich, Switzerland – Rote Fabrik
12/1 – Cologne, Germany – Burgerhaus Stollwerck
12/3 – Hamburg, Germany – Uebel & Gefahrlich
12/4 – Berlin, Germany – Astra – SOLD OUT
12/6 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega – SOLD OUT
12/8 – Stockholm, Sweden – Vasateatern
12/10 – Amsterdam, Holland – Melkweg – SOLD OUT
12/11 – Antwerp, Belgium – De Roma
12/13 – Dublin, Ireland – Academy – SOLD OUT
12/14 – Manchester, UK – Academy 2 – SOLD OUT
12/15 – Glasgow, UK – SWG3 – SOLD OUT

King Krule Online

Queens of the Stone Age - New North American Dates In 2018

Queens of the Stone Age continue their massive global run in support of 'Villains' with 10 West Coast dates in January & February - more information is available at

Monday, January 22, 2018 - Save On Foods Memorial Centre, Victoria BC
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, BC
Thursday, January 25, 2018 - KeyArena at Seattle Center, Seattle, WA
Friday, January 26, 2018 - Rose Quarter – Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR
Saturday, January 27, 2018 - Hult Center For the Performing Arts – Silva Concert Hall, Eugene, OR
Monday, January 29, 2018 - Selland Arena at Fresno Convention Center, Fresno, CA
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, CA
Thursday, February 1, 2018 - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA *
Friday, February 16, 2018 - The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas – The Chelsea, Las Vegas, CA
Saturday, February 17, 2018 - The Forum, Los Angeles, CA

(with Ty Segall)

previously announced dates :

Friday, October 20 - The Anthem, Washington DC *SOLD OUT*
Saturday, October 21 - Agganis Arena, Boston MA *SOLD OUT*
Sunday, October 22 - State Theatre, Portland ME *SOLD OUT*
Tuesday, October 24 - Madison Square Garden, New York NY
Saturday, November 4th - Unipol Arena, Bologna, Italy
Sunday, November 5th - Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria
Monday, November 6th - Samsung Hall, Zurich, Switzerland
Tuesday, November 7th - AccorHotels Arena, Paris, France
Thursday, November 9th - König-Pilsener-Arena, Oberhausen, Germany
Friday, November 10th - Zenith, Munich, Germany
Saturday November 11th - Velodrom, Berlin, Germany
Sunday, November 12th - Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tuesday, November 14th - TAP1, Copenhagen, Denmark
Wednesday, November 15th - Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany
Thursday, November 16th - Sportspaleis, Antwerp, Belgium
Saturday, November 18th - Wembley SSE Arena, London, UK
Sunday, November 19th - Manchester Arena, Manchester, UK
Tuesday, November 21st - The 02, London, UK
Thursday, November 23rd - Usher Hall, Edinburgh, UK
Friday, November 24th - 3Arena, Dublin, Ireland
Sunday, February 25 - Maracana Stadium, Rio De Janeiro
Tuesda,y February 27 - Allianz Parque, Sao Paolo
Friday, March 2 - Pedreira Paulo Leminski, Curitiba
Sunday, March 4 - Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre
Wednesday, March 7 - Velez, Buenos Aires

order/stream 'Villians'


Mary Timony Plays Helium - West Coast Tour 2018

After reissuing Helium's The Dirt of Luck, The Magic City, and releasing the double LP compilation Ends With And last spring, Mary Timony played a sold-out run of shows across the East Coast. Today she has announced another set of dates playing the songs of Helium on the West Coast in February 2018, with opener Allison Crutchfield. These will surely sell out just as quickly, so jump on them as they go on sale Friday at 1pm EST/10am PDT.

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - The Casbah, San Diego CA
Friday, February 16, 2018 - Troubadour, Los Angeles CA
Saturday, February 17, 2018 - The Independent, San Francisco CA
Monday, February 19, 2018 - Mississippi Studios, Portland OR
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - Neumos, Seattle WA
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - The Cobalt, Vancouver BC

Today: Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile - "Sea Lice By The Seaside"

Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile are in California this week celebrating the release of their collaborative LP Lotta Sea Lice. After performing at KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic on Tuesday, an Amoeba in-store on Thursday, and a headlining slot at Desert Daze in Joshua Tree over the weekend, it's time for the duo kick back and dip a toe in the Pacific waters. "Sea Lice By The Seaside", a Pitchfork Live webcast, features Courtney, Kurt and their all-star backing band performing tracks off of the new record at an ocean-side Malibu mansion. The continental breakfast spread is rumored to be excellent. Pitchfork's webcast is live Today at 2pm EST/11am PDT, watch the stream here.

Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile on Tour
Wednesday, October 18 – Fox Theatre, Oakland, CA
Friday, October 20 – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, OR
Saturday, October 21 – Moore Theatre, Seattle, WA (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, October 22 – The Showbox, Seattle, WA (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, October 25 – Palace Theatre, St. Paul, MN (SOLD OUT)
Thursday, October 26 – Thalia Hall, Chicago, IL (SOLD OUT)
Friday, October 27 – Rockerfeller Chapel, Chicago, IL (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, October 28 – Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL (SOLD OUT)
Monday, October 30 – Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak, MI
Tuesday, October 31 – Massey Hall, Toronto, ON
Wednesday, November 1 – Beacon Theatre, New York, NY (SOLD OUT)
Friday, November 3 – Tower Theatre, Upper Darby, PA
Saturday, November 4 – Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA
Monday, November 6 – Loew’s Jersey Theatre, Jersey City, NJ
Thursday, November 9 – Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN
Friday, November 10 – McFarlin Memorial Auditorium, Dallas, TX
Saturday, November 11 – ACL Live at the Moody Theater, Austin, TX (SOLD OUT)

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