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The MataBlog is edited by Matador Records’ co-moaner Gerard Cosloy and individual entries are the work of whoever’s name is next to them. If you enjoyed something in the MataBlog, thank you very much! If there was something you found particularly troubling, please be advised that a) maybe you should read it again and b) the contents of this blog do not necessarily represent the opinions of Matador Records, Beggars Group, the combined staff of either company, nor the Matador artist roster. Opinions are like friends — hardly anyone has one worth listening to.

Saturday : Yo La Tengo In Covers-4-Cash Mode To Benefit WFMU

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This Saturday afternoon, in what's become an annual March tradition even more cherished than boring the fuck out of strangers with talk of "brackets" and feeble excuses why SXSW prevented you from doing your goddamn day job, Yo La Tengo will return to the studios of Jersey City's WFMU -- a broadcaster recently deemed by one member of label ownership, "kind of ok, if you're into that sort of thing" --- and will attempt to perform the cover songs of your choice for a donation of $100.



Ira, Georgia and James will invade the 3pm-6pm eastern time-slot occupied by Todd-o-phonic Todd (a dj so unique, when they made him, they broke the mold) to accept your challenge(s). The program will co-hosted by Gaylord Field (a dj so unique, when they made him, they broke the mold-maker). Funds raised from this endeavor and the rest of WFMU's march marathon will enable Todd to interview AC/DC's Phil Rudd the following Saturday, perhaps gleaning some insight into the drummer's much-publicized legal troubles (I'M NOT MAKING ONE WORD OF THIS UP). Thank you.

Steve Gunn - "Ancient Jules" 12" EP For Black Friday ; NPR "Field Recordings" Session Premieres Today

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On November 25 we'll be releasing a limited edition 12" of Steve Gunn's "Ancient Jules" + two songs that didn't feature on the recent, 'Eyes On The Lines', "The Handshake" and "The Soloist". You can watch Steve performing "Full Moon Tide", "Night Wander" and "Ark" via the auspices of NPR, starting tonight.



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Tour Dates :

Saturday, October 15 - Logan Square Food Truck Social, Chicago IL (SG w/ Jim Elkington)
Friday, October 28 – K4, Nürnberg (D)
Saturday, October 29 – Aalhaus – Hamburg (D)
Sunday, October 30 – Mejeriet – Lund (S)
Monday, October 31 – Atlas – Aarhus (DK)
Tuesday, November 1 – Pustervik – Gothenburg (S)
Wednesday, November 2 – Cafe Mono – Oslo (N)
Thursday, November 3 – Kägelbanan – Stockholm (S)
Friday, November 4 – Musikcaféen – Copenhagen (DK)
Saturday, November 5 – Auster Club – Berlin (D)
Sunday, November 6 – King George – Köln (D)
Monday, November 7 – Autumn Falls @ De Zwerver – Leffinge (B)
Tuesday, November 8 – Rotown Rotterdam – Rotterdam (NL)
Wednesday, November 9 – Autumn Falls @ Het Bos – Antwerpen (B)
Thursday, November 10 – Le Guess Who? – Utrecht (NL)
Friday, November 11 – Le Trabendo – Paris (F) with Kevin Morby*
Saturday, November 12 – The Hope & Ruin – Brighton (UK)
Sunday, November 13 – The De La Warr Pavilion – Bexhill (UK)
Monday, November 14 – 100 Club London – London (UK)
Tuesday, November 15 – Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Music Room – Liverpool (UK)
Wednesday, November 16 – Whelan’s – Dublin (Ireland)
Thursday, November 17 – McHugh’s Bar – Belfast (UK)
Friday, November 18 – Broadcast – Glasgow (UK)
Saturday, November 19 – High & Lonesome @ Brudenell Social Club – Leeds (UK)
Sunday, November 20 – Gullivers – Manchester (UK)
Friday, December 9 - The Bell House, Brooklyn NY (with Endless Boogie and 75 Dollar Bill)

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Steve Gunn & The Outliners : Today On KEXP

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Steve Gunn and The Outliners are in sesssion today on KEXP at 3pm eastern / noon pacific time. Listen online at KEXP.org or via 90.3 in the Seattle area.

Tour dates :

NORTH AMERICA

Wednesday, September 21 – Barboza, Seattle, WA
Thursday, September 22 – The Bartlett, Spokane, WA
Friday, September 23 – Fortune Sound Club, Vancouver, BC
Saturday, September 24 – Mississippi Studios, Portland, OR
Sunday, September 25 – The Saint, Reno NY
Monday, September 26 – Harlow's Restaurant and Nightclub, Sacramento CA
Tuesday, September 27 – Don Quixote's International Music Hall, Felton CA
Wed. September 28 – The Chapel, San Francisco, CA
Fri. September 30 – The Echo, Los Angeles, CA
Sat. October 1 – Soda Bar, San Diego, CA
Sunday, October 2 – Bunkhouse, Las Vegas NV
Monday, October 3 – The Depot, Salt Lake City, UT
Tuesday, October 4 – Bluebird Theatre, Denver, CO
Wednesday, October 5 – Bluebird Theatre, Denver, CO
Thursday, October 6 – Reverb Lounge, Omaha NE
Friday, October 7 – First Avenue, Minneapolis MN
Saturday, October 8 – Metro, Chicago IL
Sunday, October 9 – Mr. Small’s Theatre, Millvale, PA


9/21-10/01 w/ Nap Eyes
10/03-10/09 w/ Dinosaur Jr.


EUROPE

Friday, October 28 – K4, Nürnberg (D)
Saturday, October 29 – Aalhaus – Hamburg (D)
Sunday, October 30 – Mejeriet – Lund (S)
Monday, October 31 – Atlas – Aarhus (DK)
Tuesday, November 1 – Pustervik – Gothenburg (S)
Wednesday, November 2 – Cafe Mono – Oslo (N)
Thursday, November 3 – Kägelbanan – Stockholm (S)
Friday, November 4 – Musikcaféen – Copenhagen (DK)
Saturday, November 5 – Auster Club – Berlin (D)
Sunday, November 6 – King George – Köln (D)
Monday, November 7 – Autumn Falls @ De Zwerver – Leffinge (B)
Tuesday, November 8 – Rotown Rotterdam – Rotterdam (NL)
Wednesday, November 9 – Autumn Falls @ Het Bos – Antwerpen (B)
Thursday, November 10 – Le Guess Who? – Utrecht (NL)
Friday, November 11 – Le Trabendo – Paris (F) with Kevin Morby*
Saturday, November 12 – The Hope & Ruin – Brighton (UK)
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Sunday, November 13 – The De La Warr Pavilion – Bexhill (UK)
Monday, November 14 – 100 Club London – London (UK)
Tuesday, November 15 – Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Music Room – Liverpool (UK)
Wednesday, November 16 – Whelan’s – Dublin (Ireland)
Thursday, November 17 – McHugh’s Bar – Belfast (UK)
Friday, November 18 – Broadcast – Glasgow (UK)
Saturday, November 19 – High & Lonesome @ Brudenell Social Club – Leeds (UK)
Sunday, November 20 – Gullivers – Manchester (UK)

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Tuesday : Steve Gunn & The Outliners On World Cafe

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Steve Gunn and The Outliners can be heard tomorrow afternoon at 2pm eastern (11am pacific), in session for WXPN's "World Cafe". Tune in via your local NPR affiliate or listen online via XPN.org. The program will be available for streaming on-demand later Tuesday over at WorldCafe.NPR.org.

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Steve Gunn & The Outliners on tour :

NORTH AMERICA
Wednesday, Sep. 21 – Barboza, Seattle, WA
Thursday, Sep. 22 – The Bartlett, Spokane, WA
Friday, Sep. 23 – Fortune Sound Club, Vancouver, BC
Sat. Sep. 24 – Mississippi Studios, Portland, OR
Wed. Sep. 28 – The Chapel, San Francisco, CA
Fri. Sep. 30 – The Echo, Los Angeles, CA
Sat. Oct. 1 – Soda Bar, San Diego, CA
Monday, October 3 – The Depot, Salt Lake City, UT
Tuesday, October 4 – Bluebird Theatre, Denver, CO
Wednesday, October 5 – Bluebird Theatre, Denver, CO
Sunday, October 9 – Mr. Small’s Theatre, Millvale, PA

EUROPE
Friday, October 28 – K4, Nürnberg (D)
Saturday, October 29 – Aalhaus – Hamburg (D)
Sunday, October 30 – Mejeriet – Lund (S)
Monday, October 31 – Atlas – Aarhus (DK)
Tuesday, November 1 – Pustervik – Gothenburg (S)
Wednesday, November 2 – Cafe Mono – Oslo (N)
Thursday, November 3 – Kägelbanan – Stockholm (S)
Friday, November 4 – Musikcaféen – Copenhagen (DK)
Saturday, November 5 – Auster Club – Berlin (D)
Sunday, November 6 – King George – Köln (D)
Monday, November 7 – Autumn Falls @ De Zwerver – Leffinge (B)
Tuesday, November 8 – Rotown Rotterdam – Rotterdam (NL)
Wednesday, November 9 – Autumn Falls @ Het Bos – Antwerpen (B)
Thursday, November 10 – Le Guess Who? – Utrecht (NL)
Friday, November 11 – Le Trabendo – Paris (F) with Kevin Morby*
Saturday, November 12 – The Hope & Ruin – Brighton (UK)
Sunday, November 13 – The De La Warr Pavilion – Bexhill (UK)
Monday, November 14 – 100 Club London – London (UK)
Tuesday, November 15 – Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Music Room – Liverpool (UK)
Wednesday, November 16 – Whelan’s – Dublin (Ireland)
Thursday, November 17 – McHugh’s Bar – Belfast (UK)
Friday, November 18 – Broadcast – Glasgow (UK)
Saturday, November 19 – High & Lonesome @ Brudenell Social Club – Leeds (UK)
Sunday, November 20 – Gullivers – Manchester (UK)

9/21-10/01 w/ Nap Eyes
10/03-10/09 w/ Dinosaur Jr.

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CAR SEAT HEADREST: KCMP + WYMS SESSIONS

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Mr Toledo joined forces with Minnesota's KCMP and Milwaukee's WYMS recently for a couple of sessions which you can listen to below.

KCMP tracklist:

"Stop Smoking"
"Fill In The Blank"
"Unforgiving Girl (She's Not An)"
"Blackstar" (cover)

Listen here.

WYMS tracklist:

"Blackstar" (cover)
"Times to Die"
"Unforgiving Girl (She's Not An)"

Listen here.

Car Seat Headrest's tour recommences this Friday. All dates below.

Friday, July 23 – Capital Hill Block Party, Seattle WA (main stage)***
Thursday, July 28 – Eventide Victoria, Victoria BC
Saturday, August 20 – Maha Music Festival, Omaha NE
Tuesday, August 30 – Neurolux, Boise ID
Wednesday, August 31 – Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City UT
Thursday, September 1 – Bluebird Theatre, Denver CO
September 3-5 – Made in America Festival 2016, Philadelphia, PA
Monday, September 5 – The Ready Room, St. Louis MO
Tuesday, September 6 – Proud Larry’s, Oxford MS
Wednesday, September 7, Mercy Lounge, Nashville TN
Thursday, September 8 – Terminal West, Atlanta GA
Friday, September 9 – Hopscotch Music Festival, Raleigh NC
Saturday, September 10 – Grey Eagle, Asheville NC
Monday, September 12 – The National, Richmond VA
Tuesday, September 13 – Ottobar, Baltimore, MD
Saturday, September 17 – The Sinclair, Cambridge MA
Sunday, September 18 – Bar Le Ritz PDB, Montreal QC
Monday, September 19 – Virgin Mobile Mod Club, Toronto, ON
Wednesday, September 21- El Club, Detroit MI
Thursday, September 23 – Pygmalion Music Festival 2016, Champaign IL
September 23-35 – Midpoint Music Festival, Cleveland OH
Sunday, September 25 – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland OH
Tuesday, September 27 – Majestic Theater, Madison, WI
Sunday, October 16 – Treasure Island, San Francisco CA
Friday, November 4 – Opolis, Norman, OK
November 4-6 – Sound On Sound Festival, McDade TX

 

*** please note his time slot at Capitol Hill Block party is Saturday, July 23rd at 6pm on the main stage

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TODAY: Car Seat Headrest on WXPN's World Cafe



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Time to set an alarm. A precisely 2pm EST today you will be able to tune in to hear Car Seat Headrest on WXPN's esteemed World Cafe broadcast.

Online the WXPN Philadelphia stream can be heard starting at that time at XPN.org by choosing WXPN from the "Listen Live" drop-down at the top of the page.

On the radio, World Cafe can be heard on over 200 stations nationwide. Fans can tune into their local affiliate station at the scheduled World Cafe broadcast time, please check local listings.

Car Seat Headrest : NPR Webcast / BBC6 Album Of The Day / Snapchat Demoliton Derby



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Riding a crest of worldwide critical acclaim, Car Seat Headrest's 'Teens Of Denial' was deemed BBC6's 'Album Of The Day' earlier Tuesday, but as you've probably noticed, THE DAY IS ALMOST OVER. As the old saying goes, those who ignore the future are condemned to drink the Pabst, but the Matablog (recent) nostalgia fest continues with a fond look back at those glorious moments on the evening of May 23, 2016 when Car Seat Headrest's show at Washington DC's 9:30 Club was made available online via the auspices of NPR. The show will be archived for the next two weeks.



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on tour :

Thursday, May 28 - London Calling, Amsterdam (NL)
Friday, May 29 – Big Next, Gent (B)
Monday, May 30 – L’Espace B, Paris
Tuesday, May 31 – Le Sonic, Lyon
Thursday, June 2 – Primavera Sound, Barcelona (ES)
Friday, June 3 – This Is Not A Love Song, Nimes (F)
Saturday, June 4 – Bad Bonn Kilbi Festival, Düdingen (CH)
Monday, June 6 – Beaches Brew, Ravenna (IT)
Friday, June 10 – Paraque de Cidade, Porto, PT
Wednesday, June 8 – Le Saint des Seins, Toulouse
Thursday, June 9 – Rock School Barbey, Bordeaux
Saturday, June 11 – Primavera Sound, Porto (PT)
Tuesday, June 14 – Privatclub, Berlin (D)
Friday, June 17 - Beanpole, Dresden (D)
Saturday, June 18 – Molotow, Hamburg (D)
Monday, June 20 – The Hope, Brighton (UK)
Tuesday, June 21 – 100 Club, London (UK)
Wednesday, June 22 – The Deaf Institute, Manchester (UK)
Thursday, June 23 – Broadcast, Glasgow (UK)
Sunday, June 26 – Down The Rabbit Hole, Beuningen (NL)
Tuesday, June 28 – Mejeriet, Lund (SE)
Wednesday, June 29 – Debaser Strand, Stockholm (SE)
Thursday, June 30 – Pustervik , Göteborg (SE)
Saturday, July 9 - 4 Knots Festival, NYC NY
Saturday, July 16 – Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago IL
Saturday, July 16 – Empty Bottle, Chicago IL (evening show)
Sunday, July 17 – Turner Hall, Milwaukee WI (on sale 4-29)
Monday, July 18 – Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis, MN
Friday, July 22 – Capital Hill Block Party, Seattle WA
Thursday, July 28 – Eventide Victoria, Victoria BC
Saturday, August 20 - Maha Music Festival, Omaha NE
Tuesday, August 30 - Neurolux, Boise ID
Wednesday, August 31 - Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City UT
Thursday, September 1 - Bluebird Theatre, Denver CO
Monday, September 5 - The Ready Room, St. Louis MO
Tuesday, September 6 - Proud Larry's, Oxford MS
Wednesday, September 7, Mercy Lounge, Nashville TN
Thursday, September 8 - Terminal West, Atlanta GA
Friday, September 9 - Hopscotch Music Festival, Raleigh NC
Saturday, September 10 - Grey Eagle, Asheville NC
Monday, September 12 - The National, Richmond VA
Saturday, September 17 - The Sinclair, Cambridge MA
Sunday, September 18 - Bar Le Ritz PDB, Montreal, QC
Monday, September 19 - Virgin Mobile Mod Club, Toronto, ON
Wednesday, September 21- El Club, Detroit, MI
Sunday, September 25 - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, OH
Tuesday, September 27 - Majestic Theater, Madison, WI






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START MAKING SENSE on Beats 1 with Jehnny Beth



ATTENTION WORLD. Jehnny Beth of Savages will be taking over the airwaves on Beats 1 commencing today at 7pm Pacific time / 10pm Eastern time. European listeners can catch a repeat of the show on Wednesday at 2pm (GMT). The show will be aired weekly at the same time over the next 3 months. Not to be missed.

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Yo La Tengo In Covers-For-Cash-Controversy



Reigning Greatest Radio Station In The World WFMU features no advertising and no underwriting, they're impervious to the nudges and bags of drugs provided by record labels like American Century Matador, and most importantly, their legion of volunteer programmers (record-hound degenerates, most of 'em) routinely pull up the greatest shit (old & new) imaginable. There are several of this label's best-known artists who received their earliest airplay on WFMU ; others still, had their minds polluted at an early age and CAUGHT THE BUG (if you'll excuse the expression) as a direct result of this Jersey City based broadcaster.

So how, pray tell, do these maniacs keep the lights on? Simple--- BEGGING, hi tech and otherwise. WFMU is 100% listener supported and without hounding the living shit out of you for two weeks every March, the station's astonishing vault of online/archived programming would be a fond,though faint memory. No one is more aware of these circumstances than Yo La Tengo --- heck, Ira Kaplan even spends hours he could otherwise devote to answering your fan mail by toiling as a fill-in host for WFMU. So once again, as they've done for most years (including those from remote locations), Ira, Georgia and James will return to WFMU this coming Saturday, March 12 between 3 and 6pm (with hosts Todd-o-Phonic Todd and Gaylord Fields) and will perform cover songs of your choosing in exchange for lavish sums wrested from your bank account. Ever wanted to hear YLT's version of "Formation"? Longed to hear their take on "Take On Me?" Me neither. In fact, there might not be enough money on earth to get them to play either of those songs, but you'll never know unless you offer. And unlike the rest of WFMU's amazing offerings, this show will not be archived, so blow this one off at your own risk.

WFMU can be heard worldwide at wfmu.org and you can pledge whatever's left in your swear jar/trust fund / structured settlement right here.

Yo La Tengo on tour :

Saturday, March, 26 - Hudson, NY - Club Helsinki
Sunday, March, 27 - Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theater
Tuesday, March, 29 - Nashville, TN - Exit/In
Friday, April, 1 - Knoxville, TN - Big Ears Festival (a special collaboration with Lambchop)
Saturday, April, 2 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel
Sunday, April, 3 - Charleston, SC - Music Farm
Tuesday, April, 5 - Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Sound Stage
Thursday ,April, 7 - Northampton, MA - Academy of Music
Friday, April, 8 - Portsmouth, NH - The Music Hall
Saturday, April, 9 - Jersey City, NJ - Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre

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HÆLOS - KEXP Session

With their hotly anticipated debut album, 'Full Circle' hitting stores/ears worldwide in less than a month (March 18 to be exact), HÆLOS visited the studios of Seattle's KEXP during their recent West Coast tour and recorded the following 4 song session for Cheryl Waters :



"Pray"
"Earth Not Above"
"Dust"
"Oracle"

HÆLOS TOUR DATES:

Sunday, February 28 – Vaults Festival, London, UK
Tuesday, March 15 – Sunday, March 20 – SXSW, Austin, TX
Monday, March 28 - U Street Music Hall, Washington, DC
Tuesday, March 29 - Mercury Lounge, New York
Wednesday, March 30 - Baby's All Right, New York
Friday, April 1 — Middle East - Upstairs, Cambridge, MA
Saturday, April 2 — O Patro Vys, Montreal, QC
Tuesday, April 5 — The Drake, Toronto, ON
Thursday, April 7 — Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
Friday, April 8 — Collective Coffee-Prospect Cafe, Milwaukee, WI
Saturday, April 9 — 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis, MN
Tuesday, April 12 — Barboza, Seattle, WA
Wednesday, April 13 — Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR
Friday, April 15 — Coachella, Indio, CA
Tuesday, April 19 — Brick & Mortar, San Francisco, CA
Wednesday, April 20 — The Echo, Los Angeles, CA
Friday, April 22 - Coachella, Indio, CA

PRE-ORDER 'Full Circle' from the following :
Itunes: http://smarturl.it/FullCircle_i (w/ "Oracle" "Pray" Earth Not Above" and "Dust" all available instantly)
 
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VIDEO: Car Seat Headrest's Tiny Desk Concert for NPR


In the latest Tiny Desk Concert, Will Toledo aka Car Seat Headrest had a little help from his friends as well as one of the tiniest drum sets that I've ever seen. Set list includes: "The Drum", "Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales" and "Sober To Death". You might notice that one of those songs is new... You also might not notice. Maybe you can't take a hint.

UK/EUROPE TOUR DATES:

Thursday February 18: ACUD, Berlin (D) TICKETS
Friday February 19: Ideal Bar, Copenhagen (DK) TICKETS
Saturday February 20: Aalhaus, Hamburg (D) TICKETS
Sunday February 21: Botanique, Brussels (B) TICKETS
Tuesday February 23: Dalston Victoria, London (UK) TICKETS
Wednesday February 24: La Mécanique Ondulatoire, Paris (F) TICKETS
Thursday February 25: La Route du Rock Winter, Rennes (F) TICKETS
Friday February 26: Festival Generig @ Zone Art, Besançon (F) TICKETS
Saturday February 27: La Malterie, Lille (F) TICKETS
Sunday February 28: Paradiso, Amsterdam (NL) 7pm show* TICKETS

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HÆLOS in session on KEXP Today



In the wake of packed US debut shows in San Francisco and LA, HÆLOS can be heard today on KEXP.org, in session at 3pm eastern (noon pacific time).

During their U.S. visit, the trio have taken over the Matador instagram account and we're hopeful that someone will explain to us how we're supposed to take it back.

Preorder 'Full Circle' (out 18 March) from the following :

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iTunes: ("Oracle" ,"Pray", "Earth Not Above" and "Dust" all available instantly)
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TOUR DATES

February 27, London, Vault Lates
March 15-20, Austin TX South By Southwest (details to come)
March 29 New York NY Mercury Lounge
March 30 Brooklyn NY , Baby’s Alright
April 15 Indio CA, Coachella
April 20, Los Angeles, The Echo
April 22 Indio CA, Coachella

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VIDEO : Kurt Vile - "Pretty Pimpin'" & "Wild Imagination" From Thursday's "Conan"

Happy 'b'lieve i'm goin down' release day to one and all. From last night's broadcast of TBS' "Conan", here's Kurt with performances of "Pretty Pimpin'" and "Wild Imagination" (the latter being an internet exclusive) :





Tune in to KCRW today for Kurt Vile & The Violators live on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am PDT / 2:15pm EDT. (89.9FM in Los Angeles, or listen and watch on KCRW.com)

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Yo La Tengo - World Cafe Live Broadcast At Noon, "CBS This Morning" Tomorrow, 'Stuff Like That There' Out Today







If you're not already aware that today (Friday, August 28) marks the official release date of Yo La Tengo's 'Stuff Like That There', I guess you could say the record label had done a very poor job. Since you're too polite and kind to say that (to our faces, anyway), let's concentrate on the next couple of days of exciting activity :

TODAY :



Yo La Tengo, performing at World Cafe Live at noon, broadcast live on WXPN, video stream available here.

TONIGHT :

Yo La Tengo guest DJ'ing and signing copies of 'Stuff Like That There' at Other Music.

SATURDAY :

Yo La Tengo live on "CBS This Morning" (as seen below) :







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THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS' NORTH AMERICAN TOUR BEGINS TOMORROW, CELEBRATE BROOKLYN SATURDAY, CARL INTERVIEWED ON WDST TODAY



In the long line of things going on in The New Pornographers' world, first things first. Today, at 4pm EST on WDST (Woodstock) Carl Newman will be guest DJ'ing and chatting in advance of the band's show tomorrow at the Bearsville Theatre. WDST is 100.1FM in Woodstock and you can listen online at http://radiowoodstock.com/

That show begins a line of North American summer tour dates. Please note that the band will be playing a FREE show in the name of Celebrate Brooklyn THIS Saturday in Prospect Park.

Thursday, July, 9 - Bearsville Theatre, Woodstock NY*
Friday, July, 10 - 9:30 Club, Washington DC SOLD OUT*
Saturday, July, 11 - Celebrate Brooklyn, Brooklyn NY FREE*
Sunday, July, 12 - Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA*
Tuesday, July, 14 - The Vogue, Indianapolis IN*
Wednesday, July, 15 - Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids MI*
Thursday, July, 16 -  The Castle Theatre, Bloomington IL*
Friday, July, 17 - Live on Martin Luther King, Madison WI FREE*
Saturday, July, 18 - Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago IL
Sunday, July, 19 - Sloss Music and Arts Festival, Birmingham AL
* w/ Thao & the Get Down Stay Down


 

 

Belle and Sebastian : Tonight On SiriusXMU Sessions



(photo culled from Belle and Sebastian's Facebook page. L-R : several people we don't know, Stuart Murdoch, more people we don't know, Stevie Jackson)

Following a whirlwind, almost-totally-sold-out North American tour, Belle and Sebastian can be heard tonight in what's being billed as a "stripped down" performance recorded for SiriusXMU Sessions (Sirius/XM Channel 35), airing at 9pm eastern. We're assuming this means fewer members of the group participated as opposed to playing in the nude, but in lieu of any photo/video evidence, who can really say for certain? Replays of the session as as follows :

4/23 at 3a ET
4/23 at 4p ET
4/24 at 9a ET
4/26 at noon ET

Belle and Sebastian on tour :

Sunday May 3 - St. David's, Cardiff, Wales
Monday May 4 - Colston Hall, Bristol England
Tuesday May 5 - Guildhall, Portsmouth, England
Thursday May 7 - Corn Exchange, Cambridge, England
Friday May 8 - Open, Norwich, England
Sunday May 10 - Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England
Monday May 11 - Westminster Central Hall, London (sold out)
Tuesday May 12 - Westminster Central Hall, London (sold out)
Thursday May 14 - Albert Hall, Manchester, England
Friday May 15 - Albert Hall, Manchester, England
Saturday May 16 - City Hall, Newcastle, England
Monday May 18 - Opera House, Buxton, England
Tuesday May 19 - City Hall, Leeds, England
Friday, May 22 - Hydro Arena, Glasgow (with the Scottish Festival Orchestra)
Sunday May 24 - Sound City, Liverpool, England
Saturday, June, 6 - Sunday, June, 7 - Free Press Summer Festival, Houston TX
Tuesday, June, 9 - Tower Theatre, Upper Darby PA
Wednesday, June 10 - Radio City Music Hall, New York NY (with Real Estate)
Thursday, June, 11 - Echostage, Washington DC
Friday June 12- Saturday, June, 13 - Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Manchester TN (date and time TBA)
Sunday June 14 - LC Amphitheatre Pavilion, Columbus OH
Wednesday, June, 17 - Red Rocks, Morrison CO
Thursday, June, 18 - Uptown Theatre, Kansas City MO
Friday, June 19 - Pabst Theatre, Milwaukee WI (with Courtney Barnett)
Saturday, June, 20 - Rock the Garden at Walker Art Center, Minneapolis MN (with Conor Oberst, Courtney Barnett)
Thursday - Saturday, July 2-4 - ATP Iceland, Keflavik, Iceland

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TOBIAS JESSO JR. on BBC Radio 1



Tobias Jesso Jr. was in session at BBC's Maida Vale studios for Zane Lowe on BBC Radio 1 last night, also debuting new song 'Bad Words'.

For those of you that missed it, you can listen to it HERE:

 

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BELLE AND SEBASTIAN TAKE OVER AIRWAVES: BBC RADIO SCOTLAND NOW, KCRW 'MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC' THIS AFTERNOON



(above, photo of amazing fan-made, folk art tribute from days spent in Sydney)

Those basking in the glow of a very cold, miserable Monday will be delighted to know that there are TWO sessions with Belle and Sebastian that will be airing today on opposite sides of the world to help you through.

Right now, you can tune into BBC Radio Scotland to watch/listen to Vic Galloway host a VERY special 2-hour show. The band will have live session tracks as well as an interview with Stuart Murdoch. See it all happen HERE.

Next, up at 11:15am PST/2:15pm EST: KCRW 'Morning Becomes Eclectic' hosts the band in Apogee Studios as they play old and new favorites.

'Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance' is available wherever you choose to buy records.

 

The New Pornographers on Sirius XMU tonight/this week



Hot on the heels of their recently concluded US and European tour dates, The New Pornographers appear on Sirius XMU (channel 35 on your Sirius XM dial) tonight at 9pm EST, performing songs from their Album Of The Year contender, Brill Bruisers.

Can't listen tonight? Don't worry, XMU has you covered with multiple re-broadcasts. Full schedule as follows:

Weds at 9p EST
Thurs at 3pm EST
Thurs at 4p EST
Fri at 9a EST
Sun at noon EST

Tune in!

The New Pornographers live on Radio Milwaukee today



Prior to entertaining the masses at Milwaukee's Pabst Theater tonight, The New Pornographers will be entertaining, um, the masses, via the magic of live radio. Tune in to 88.9 Radio Milwaukee at noon CST for a performance by the band, or stream the set at radiomilwaukee.org if you're more about ones and zeros than transmitters. Up to you really.

Tour dates!

Thursday, November, 13 — Pabst Theater, Milwaukee WI*
Friday, November, 14 — Riviera Theatre, Chicago IL*
Saturday, November, 15 — House of Blues, Cleveland OH*
Monday, November, 17 — Hammerstein Ballroom, New York NY*
Wednesday, November, 19 — House of Blues, Boston MA*
Thursday, November, 20 — Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA*
Friday, November, 21 — 9:30 Club, Washington, DC*
Sunday, November, 23 — Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro NC*
Monday, December, 1 — The Deaf Institute, Manchester UK
Tuesday, December, 2 — O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London UK
Wednesday, December, 3 — Botanique – Rotunde, Brussels, Belgium
Thursday, December, 4 — La Maroquinerie, Paris, France
Friday, December, 5 — Gebaude 9, Cologne, Germany
Saturday, December, 6 — Doornroosje, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Sunday, December, 7 — Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands

* w/ The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
^with Iron & Wine, Glass Animals
! with Pickwick, Cool

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