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.

Coming (Really) Soon : The Ponys' "Deathbed + 4" EP

Maybe you just thought The Ponys were returning to the club circuit to rehash old glories and use some old drink tickets. If so, you were WRONG WRONG WRONG. Coming on April 20 (digital) and May 25 (12" vinyl) is the first new Ponys' release since 2007's 'Turn The Lights Out', the menacingly awesome 'Deathbed + 4' EP. Here's a sneak preview in the form of "Check The Door" .

"Check The Door" (160k mp3)

upcoming dates :

Saturday 27 Seattle, WA The Tractor Tavern w/Disappears
Wednesday 28 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge w/Disappears, Meth Teeth
Friday 30San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill w/Disappears, Spencey Dude and the Doodles

Saturday 01 Silver Lake, CA Spaceland w/Disappears, Static Static
Sunday 02 San Diego, CA Casbah w/Disappears, Christmas Island
Friday 28 Austin, TX Mohawk (Chaos In Tejas fest, with A-Frames, Jeff The Brotherhood, Woven Bones)

Friday 18 New York, NY Mercury Lounge w/ Disappears, Woven Bones
Saturday 19 Brooklyn, NY Union Pool w/ Disappears, Woven Bones

Ted Leo and The Pharmacists: New Tour Dates, Same Great Taste

(pic taken from Lori Paulson's Flickr page)

Depending on which side of the St Lawrence River you live, Ted Leo and The Pharmacists will be hitting up the Northeast or Southeast section of your country this June. It won't be hockey season so hopefully we all can get along?!?!

And just a reminder for all of you in Austin, Ted swings by End of an Ear today for a solo in-store performance and then meets up with The Pharmacists at Emo's (outside stage) later tonight for a proper show with Screaming Females and Sally Crewe & The Sudden Moves supporting (tickets purchased for The Parish will be honored)

Fri, 6/18 - Milford CT - Daniel Street Club
Sat, 6/19 - Portland ME - SPACE
Sun, 6/20 - Burlington VT - Higher Ground
Mon, 6/21 - Quebec City QC - Le Cercle
Tue, 6/22 - Montreal QC - Il Motore
Thu, 6/24 - Ottawa ON - Zaphod Beeblebrox
Sat, 6/26 - Toronto ON - Lee's Palace
Sun, 6/27 - Buffalo NY - Mohawk Place

Sun, 7/11 - Louisville KY - Forecastle Festival Buy Tickets

Click Here for a full list of Ted Leo and The Pharmacists tour dates

Hear Harlem's "Hippies" now!

A week from today, Harlem will release their second album and debut for Matador, Hippies. You should order Hippies to own.

If you need convincing, the band is streaming the album in its entirety over at MySpace. A listen or two should do the trick.

Catch Harlem on the road in April and May:

Thursday 01 - Austin, TX - Mohawk (with the Golden Boys, Cowabunga Babez)
Tuesday 13 - New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks
Wednesday 14 - Birmingham, AL - Bottletree
Thursday 15 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
Friday 16 - Chattanooga, TN - JJ's Bohemia
Saturday 17 - Chapel Hill, NC - Nightlight
Monday 19 - Washington, DC - DC9
Tuesday 20 - Baltimore, MD - Golden West Cafe
Wednesday 21 - Philadelphia, PA - King Fu Necktie
Thursday 22 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
Friday 23 - Brooklyn, NY - Market Hotel
Saturday 24 - Hoboken, NJ - Maxwell's w/Titus Andronicus
Sunday 25 - Allston, MA - Great Scott
Wednesday 28 - Toronto, ON - The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
Thursday 29 - Cleveland, OH - Now Thats Class
Friday 30 - Detroit, MI - Majestic Cafe

Saturday 01 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
Sunday 02 - Milwaukee, WI - Mad Planet
Tuesday 04 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
Wednesday 05 - Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews
Thursday 06 - Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room
Friday 07 - Kansas City, MO - The Riot Room
Saturday 08 - St. Louis, MO - The Firebird
Monday 10 - Columbus, OH - The Summit
Tuesday 11 - Newport, KY - Southgate House Parlour
Wednesday 12 - Lousville, KY - Zanzabar
Thursday 13 - Nashville, TN - The End
Friday 14 - Memphis, TN Hi -Tone Cafe
Saturday 15 - Dallas, TX - City Tavern
Friday 29 - Barcelona, Spain - Parc Del Forum (Primavera Sound)

Pavement, Pomona CA Show On Sale (And Selling Fast)

("Silence Kit", Perth, Australia, March 12, 2010)

I'm sure there's a great explanation for how we neglected to mention this earlier --- perhaps the controversy over the "Marmaduke" trailer left me incapable of fulfilling normal business duties (trust me, that's not the worst excuse I've used) --- but Pavement are playing Pomona, CA's lovely Fox Theatre on Saturday, April 15.  Tickets are available here.

Also, if you're the sort of person who feels the need to comment with something along the lines of "why aren't Pavement playing _____?" rest assured, more dates are being confirmed and NO AMOUNT OF BEGGING & PLEADING WILL COMPEL THE BAND TO VISIT YOUR TWO-BIT "CITY" and we'll reveal 'em when we're asked to do so.

May 2010 - Time To Come To Europe

It's that time of year again - where if you want some Matador shows, then best head to Europe in May.

In alphabetical order...

COLD CAVE on tour in May :

7  UK, All Tomorrows Parties, Minehead Butlins

8 UK, Leeds, Nation of Shopkeepers

9 Scotland, Glasgow, Captains Rest

10 UK, Manchester, Deaf Institute

12 UK, London, Cargo

13  UK, Brighton, Great Escape Festival

14 Holland, Amsterdam, Paradiso

15 Belgium, Brussells, Rotonde

16 Germany, Hamburg, Uebel & Gefahrlich

18 Sweden, Stockholm, Svenska

19 Denmark, Copenhagen, Rust

20 Germany, Berlin, Bang Bang Club

21 Germany, Offenbach, Hafen 2

22 Switzerland, St Gallen @Theater Palace

23 Switzerland, Fribourg @fri-Son

24 Italy, Bologna, Rocker Festival

25 Italy, Turin, Spazio 211

27 France, Paris, Point Emphere

29 Spain, Barcelona, Primavera Festival

MISSION OF BURMA also on tour in May :

12 Dublin, Ireland, Crawdaddy

13 London, England, Dingwalls

14 Minehead, England, All Tomorrows Parties

24 Lisbon, Portugal,  ZDB - Zé dos Bois

25 Porto, Portugal, Serralves Museu del Arte (note-seated venue)

26 Vigo, Spain, Marco

27 Barcelona, Primavera

THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS holidaying in May :

19 UK, London, Electric Ballroom

21 Germany, Berlin, Magnet 'Club NME'

22 Germany, Hamburg, Molotow

23 Holland, Amsterdam, Melkweg

25 Belgium, Brussels, Orangerie

26 France, Paris, La Maroquinerie

28 Spain, Barcelona, Primavera Festival

TED LEO AND THE PHARMACISTS busking throughout May :

06 UK, London, Luminaire

07 UK, Plymouth, White Rabbit

08 Ireland, Dublin, Whelans

09 UK, Belfast, Oh Yeah Centre

10 UK, Glasgow, Captains Rest

11 UK, Newcastle, Cluny

13 UK,  Cardiff, Buffalo Bar

16 Netherlands, Utrecht, DB's Studio

18 Germany, Hamburg, Prinzenbar

22 Croatia, Zagreb, Kset

26 France, Paris, Cafe De La Danse

TIMES NEW VIKING back to party in May :

14 UK, All Tomorrows Parties, Minehead Butlins

Don't forget, there's also the previously announced Dead Meadow European May dates and the Pavement reunion shows also in May.  Harlem May/June dates will be on the way too.  Mark your diaries.

Delorean DJing live on East Village Radio today at 6:00PM EDT

Fresh off the announcement of their signing to True Panther Sounds, Barcelona's Delorean are in New York for a string of shows, and while they're here, Igor and Ekhi will be stopping by the Fader's radio show, The Let Out, on East Village Radio for a live guest DJ set. It happens at 6:00PM Eastern time on Tune in!

Ted Leo free, all ages Austin instore

Is there a better way for the Austin locals to get over their SXSW hangover than a free, all ages Ted Leo instore?

The answer is no. There isn't.

Introducing DELOREAN

The best part about visiting Barcelona for Primavera Sound last year was entering the fantastic and magical world of Delorean. What we had thought was primarily a remix project turned out to be an enthralling and adventurous full-on band. We were surprised by what a massive and rabid Spanish fan base they had from two previous full-lengths while retaining a relatively low profile in the rest of the world. As it happens, Delorean are at the forefront of a burgeoning community of musicians, producers and dj's who are mining the collective Spanish dance-music heritage of Balearic house and combining it with contemporary independent pop, European techno, shades of the ecstatic Madchester sound and hip hop - a perfect soundtrack to romantic nights along the white Mediterranean sands of Barcelona. Last summer's Ayrton Senna EP soundtracked our lives upon return to the states. Ayrton Senna and their two full-length albums however, only hint at the journey that is Delorean's infectious and innovative synthesis of dance musics and sounds.

It's with all this in mind that we are so proud to announce the release of Delorean's latest album Subiza available April 20th (digital) and June 8th (physical) on True Panther Sounds, available in Spain/Portugal/Mexico on the excellent Mushroom Pillow. Named after the bucolic Basque town in which the album was recorded, Subiza is the realization of a longtime ambition and marks a clear evolution for the band. The dance-club rhythms and airy melodies they've toyed with in the past are fused and textured, making for a deeply obsessive, hypnotic album that retains the easy appeal of great pop music. Looking at 30+ years of club music history with fresh eyes, Delorean have made an album that is dense and soulful. Our first listen to Subiza was exhilarating, every subsequent listen is a revelation.
Jump into Subiza below, with a hi-quality mp3 and video for the album's first single, "Stay Close".  Video directed by Weird Days. The band is currently on tour with Miike Snow. Those of you that caught them in Austin can vouch for their live set, those of you who haven't, here's your chance!!! They're coming back this summer for a round of headlining dates.
Delorean- Stay Close (mp3)
Delorean- Stay Close (FLAC)

Pre-order the CD/LP and get an INSTANT DOWNLOAD of the entire album

Tue 3/23 @ THE MASQUERADE, Atlanta, GA *
Wed 3/24 @ 9:30 CLUB Washington, Washington, D.C. *
Thu 3/25 @THEATER OF LIVING ARTS  Philadelphia, PA *
Sat 3/27 @WEBSTER HALL New York, NY *
Sun 3/28 @BOWERY BALLROOM New York, NY *
Mon 3/29 @Mercury Lounge New York, NY w/Lemonade & Brahms
Wed 3/31 @PARADISE Boston, MA *
Fri 4/2 @CLUB SODA Montreal, Quebec *
Sat 4/3 @Phoenix Theatre Toronto, Ontario *
Sun 4/4 @Metro Chicago, IL *
Mon 4/5 @METRO Chicago, IL *
Tue 4/6 @VARSITY THEATER Minneapolis, MN *
Thu 4/8 @THE RECORD BAR Kansas City, MO *
Fri 4/9 @BLUEBIRD THEATER  Denver, CO *
Sat 4/10 @URBAN LOUNGE  Salt Lake City, UT *
Mon 4/12 @COMMODORE BALLROOM Vancouver, B.C. *
Wed 4/14 @HAWTHORNE THEATER Portland, Oregon *
Thu 4/15 @THE INDEPENDENT San Francisco, CA *
Fri 4/16 @THE INDEPENDENT  San Francisco, CA *
Sat 4/17 @ECHOPLEX Los Angeles, CA w/J. J.

*w/ Miike Snow

Harlem, Quizzed In The Most Comfortable Of All Possible Settings

Tiger Woods recently allowed ESPN and the Golf Channel to interrogate him for a grand total of 5 minutes. Harlem, however, are far more giving of their time,  submitting to 8+ minutes of up-close-and-personal sharing. Two important questions remain unanswered, however ;  what is up with those insane chairs Jose and Curtis are sitting in and how can we get some?

Ted Leo And The Pharmacists - "The Mighty Sparrow" video premieres on Pitchfork

Today Pitchfork debuts the first video from The Brutalist Bricks (buy it here). The video was directed by Jack Ferry.

Ted Leo And The Pharmacists continue their American tour over the next few weeks:

Wednesday 24 - Santa Barbara, CA - Soho Restaurant & Music Club w/ Titus Andronicus, Sally Crewe & The Sudden Moves
Friday 26 - Pomona, CA - The Glass House w/Sally Crewe & The Sudden Moves
Saturday 27 - West Hollywood, CA - Troubadour w/Sally Crewe & The Sudden Moves
Sunday 28 - Tucson, AZ - Club Congress w/Sally Crewe & The Sudden Moves
Tuesday 30 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues w/Screaming Females, Sally Crewe & The Sudden Moves
Wednesday 31 - Austin, TX - The Parish Room w/Screaming Females, Sally Crewe & The Sudden Moves

Friday 02 - New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks w/Screaming Females
Saturday 03 - Tallahassee, FL Club Downunder w/Screaming Females
Sunday 04 - Atlanta, GA The Masquerade w/Screaming Females
Monday 05 - Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle w/Screaming Females
Wednesday 07 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
Thursday 08 - Washington, DC - 930 Club
Friday 09 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza w/Obits, Screaming Females
Saturday 10 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club w/Obits, Screaming Females

Fucked Up - "Year of the Ox" and "David's Plan" on CBC3 (Video)

Fucked Up's latest entry in their Zodiac series of EPs (see "Year of the Dog", "...Pig" and "...Rat") is the majestic orchestral piece, "Year of the Ox".

On CBC3's Bande à Part series, the group unleashed an early preview of the track, featuring guest vocals from Annie-Claude Deschênes of Duchess Says, a string section and an arsenal of guitars. Fucked Up also performed "David's Plan", the title-track from their recently-released charity single.

Click for video

A recorded version of the track is forthcoming with a different set of special guests. Be on the lookout for an announcement on Looking For Gold.

Fucked Up on tour:

Sun 02 Newport, KY Southgate House Parlour
Mon 03 Lawrence, KS Jackpot Music Hall
Tue 04 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge
Fri 07 Las Vegas, NV Sunset Station Ampitheatre
Sat 08 Pomona, CA TBD
Wed 12 Victoria, BC CA Sugar Nightclub
Thu 13 Vancouver, BC CA The Biltmore Cabaret
Fri 14 Edmonton, AB CA Avenue Theatre
Sat 15 Saskatoon, SK CA Amigo's
Sun 16 Regina, SK CA The Exchange
Mon 17 Winnepeg, MB WECC

Sun 05 Monticello, NY All Tomorrow's Parties

The New Pornographers - North American Dates, New Single

(ok, you won the Gold Medal.  stop rubbing it in)

A quick gander and the snowfall-laden countdown to the May 4 release of 'Together' reveals you've got limited time to GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER (sorry) to place a pre-order for the 5th and arguably finest studio album from The New Pornographers.  And not to apply undue pressure on a Spring Tuesday morning, but you'll have even less time to get it in gear unless you wanna be on the outside looking in when The New Pornographers roll into your town (sadly, on a bus besides this one) in a few weeks time.  Tickets for the North America tour starting June 7 are now available w/ reduced service charge for a limited period. General sale commences March 26. (dates below).

"The Crash Years"
, the latest in the storied pantheon of New Pornographers singles that take years if not medical intervention to be expelled from your head, is available today via the iTunes Music Store.

Friday, 5/28 - Parc Del Forum, Barcelona, Primavera Sound
Mon, 5/31 - George WA - Sasquatch Music Festival
Mon, 6/7 - Calgary AB - MacEwan Hall*
Tue, 6/8 - Edmonton AB - Edmonton Event Centre*
Wed, 6/9 - Saskatoon SK - The Odeon Events Centre*
Thu, 6/10 - Winnipeg MB - The Garrick Centre*
Fri, 6/11 - Minneapolis MN - First Avenue
Sat, 6/12 - Milwaukee WI - Pabst Theater^#
Sun, 6/13 - Columbus OH - Newport Music Hall^#
Tue, 6/15 - Toronto ON - The Sound Academy^#
Thu, 6/17 - Montreal QC - Le National^#
Fri, 6/18 - Boston MA - House of Blues^#
Sat, 6/19 - New York NY - Terminal 5^#
Mon, 6/21 - Philadelphia PA - Trocadero Theatre^#
Tue, 6/22 - Washington DC - 9:30 Club^#
Wed, 6/23 - Washington DC - 9:30 Club^#
Fri, 6/25 - Chapel Hill NC - Memorial Hall at UNC^#
Sat, 6/26 - Atlanta GA - Variety Playhouse^#
Sun, 6/27 - Nashville TN - Cannery Ballroom^#
Sun, 6/28 - St Louis MO - The Pagaent^
Thu, 7/15 - Vancouver BC - The Vogue Theatre^"
Fri, 7/16 - Portland OR - Crystal Ballroom^"
Sun, 7/18 - Oakland CA - Fox Theater^"
Mon, 7/19 - Los Angeles CA - The Music Box^"
Tue, 7/20 - Los Angeles CA - The Music Box^"
Wed, 7/21 - Tucson AZ - Rialto Theatre^"
Fri, 7/23 - Austin TX - Stubb's BBQ^"
Sat, 7/24 - Dallas TX - The Showroom at Palladium^"
Sun, 7/25 - Tulsa OK - Cain's Ballroom^"
Mon, 7/26 - Lawrence KS - Liberty Hall^"
Wed, 7/28 - Denver CO - Ogden Theatre^"
Fri, 7/30 - Boise ID - Egyptian Theatre^"
Wed, 8/4 - Madison WI - Orpheum Theatre^

with support from :
* = The Mountain Goats
^ = The Dodos
# = The Dutchess & The Duke
" = Imaad Wasif

(preorder 'Together' from The Matador Store on LP or CD before May 4 and you'll receive a free poster plus a 7", "The New Pornographers Play Outrageous Cherry", featuring 3 Outrageous Cherry covers)

Oh, The Places You'll Go: A Day In The Life Of A Non-SXSWer

You know, not everyone in the music industry descends upon Austin for the SXSW Music Conference. Somebody's got to hold the fort down. After all, these records ain't gonna sell themselves. This is my minute-by-minute account of March 18, 2010.

9:30 am: I'm here 30 minutes early because I had to be up and at the DMV by 8 am. Wondering who in Austin is still up drinking from last night. Office is eerily quiet.

10:30 am: Still the only one here... I think.

11:18 am: Chase a dog around the office in an attempt to remove a mail order package from his mouth. Sorry J. Roger from Phoenix... let me know if your corners are bent.

11:43 am: IMing with my cousin about who it would be creepier to get hit on by (if we were girls): The Fonz or Alex P. Keaton.

12:12 pm: Make a list of fake band names. Entries include: The Shittybutts, Sweet Love, Mike Watt's Sweaty Socks, The Super Falcons, The Burnin' Blazin' Mississippi Madmen (feat. Dennis DeYoung), Tugboat Crash, Doucheslayer, Cocks-A-Fire, Wicked Neptune.

12:32 pm: Get a call from Kris Chen who is either drunk or psyched. Or both.

12:35 pm: Mentally count all the people I know who are at SXSW.

12:42 pm: Get a phone call from mom to tell me that Red River is "off the fuckin' hook."

12:45-1:40 pm: Stared at a paperclip.

1:45 pm: Ride the elevator a couple of times.

2:00 pm: Download a program that makes my digital photos look like Polaroids. Psyched.

2:03 pm: Realize that 99% of the fun of Polaroids is waiting for the pictures to develop. Bummed.

2:12 pm: Debate telling coworkers about my plans to time-travel.

2:45 pm: Watch #2 seed Villanova squeak out an embarrassing overtime win over #15 seed Robert Morris. Almost call the university to demand a refund of my tuition.

2:50pm: Sit in Patrick's chair. Try to sign a bunch of cover bands. No one buys it.

3:01pm: Check the Bro'd Trip twitter account to see if Adam is going on without me.

3:05: Decide to take my own Bro'd Trip... to the deli.

3:25-3:55 pm: I think I just took a nap.

4:05 pm: Think about taking up cigarettes again.

4:06 pm: Think about taking up grass again.

5:00 pm: Look up Facebook profiles of girls who dumped me in high school.

5:10 pm: Look up Facebook profiles of kids I beat up in high school.

5:30 pm: Use a Google application to determine the distance of my nightly jogging route. Feel great that it's 1.2 miles. Immediately feel awful that I felt great over 1.2 miles.

6:15 pm: Count the emails I've received today: 16. New all-time low.

6:25 pm: Laugh out loud at email #17 from one of our SXSWers that simply reads "Fuck you."

6:29 pm: One minute to go.

Shearwater SXSW session on Radio K today at 12 noon CDT

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Chances are you're either tired of hearing about SXSW, or you're too drunk to be reading this. What I have here, though, is worth pushing through your SXSW fatigue and putting down that margarita (it's 9 in the morning, for chrissake). The fine folks at Radio K made the trip to SXSW again this year, and as in years past they have an illustrious list of bands recording sessions for them. One of those bands is our own Shearwater, whose session will be airing today at noon Central time. Minneapolitans can tune in to Radio K at 104.5 FM (Minneapolis-St. Paul), 100.7 FM (St. Paul), 106.5 FM (Minneapolis) & 770 AM (Metro area), while the rest of us can listen online.

Shearwater's amazing new album, The Golden Archipelago, can be purchased in all the usual formats by going right here.

Times New Viking in Europe right about now

Adam, Beth and Jared kick off their marathon 40-date European tour tonight. Come out and say hi.

The Times New Viking "Adam Needs A Cap For His Tooth" Tour hits the following cities:


17th - Sound Control, Manchester

18th - Nice 'n Sleazy, Glasgow

19th - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

20th - The Dome, London

21st - Portland Arms, Cambridge

23rd - Charlatan, Gent

24th - Prinzenbar, Hamburg

25th - Loppen, Copenhagen

26th - Debaser, Stockholm

27th - Umea Open Festival, Umea

29th - Mono, Oslo

30th - Parken, Gothenburg

31st - Musikcafeen, Aarhus

2nd - Klub 007 Strahov, Prague

3rd - Le Romandie, Lausanne

4th - B72, Vienna

5th - 59:01:00, Munich

6th - Cairo, Wurzburg

7th - Festsaal Kreuzberg, Berlin

8th - Nato, Leipzig

9th - Glocksee, Hanover

10th - Gleis 22, Munster

11th - Vera, Groningen

12th - OCCII, Amsterdam

13th - Point Ephemere, Paris

15th - Locanda Atlantide, Rome

16th - Covo Club, Bologna

17th - La Casa Milan 139, Milan

20th - Plano B, Porto

21st - ZDB, Lisbon

22nd - Moby Dick, Madrid

23rd - El Tinglado No. 2, Valencia

24th - Nitsa, Barcelona

26th - The Rest Is Noise, London

27th - Arts Centre, Norwich

28th - Masque, Liverpool

29th - Bodega Social Club, Nottingham

30th - Stereo, Glasgow

1st - The Victoria, Birmingham

14th - All Tomorrow's Parties (Pavement curated)

Photo above taken from Romorosso's Flickr without permission

If This Bus Is A Rockin'...

This is really happening right now at Pillar 6 at AUS.

Shattered Records Family Showcase: A Tribute to Jay Reatard

This Thursday (March 18) in Austin, TX a fantastic collection of bands from near and far will be performing at Beerland in loving memory of Jimmy Lee Lindsey, Jr aka Jay Reatard

Thursday, March 18
1pm – 6pm
Beerland, Austin
21+, FREE

1:00 – 1:30pm Mickey
1:45 – 2:15pm Shannon & The Clams
2:30 – 3:00pm Hunx & His Punx
3:15 – 3:45pm Wizzard Sleeve
4:00 – 4:30pm Digital Leather
4:45 – 5:15pm River City Tanlines
5:30 – 6:00pm Cheap Time
6:00 – 6:30pm special guests (Matador Records)

Listen to Harlem on KUT tonight, 9:00PM CDT

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It may not be possible for readers of this blog not to be aware of the annual Bobby Soxx Memorial Festival that's taking place in Austin this week (known to insiders as SOXXXSW), and it is likely just as impossible that you're unaware of the many shows that Austin's Harlem will be playing during said festival. On the off chance that you missed it, a complete list of Harlem's shows (along with the shows of Matador labelmates Fucked Up, The Cave Singers & Shearwater) can be found right here.

Prior to all that, though, you can get warmed up by tuning in to Austin's friendly neighborhood public radio station, KUT, and checking out an instudio from Harlem tonight at 9:00PM Central. Those of you who live within driving distance of Emo's can find KUT at 90.5 on your FM dial, while the rest of the Internet-enabled universe can listen at

Should you feel compelled to bring the Harlem magic home with you, please note that our online store has quite the deal on their upcoming album, Hippies: 15% off, free poster, and you get the mp3s instantly.

Amazing Instances Of Austin Bands Playing Too Many Austin Shows

(an airplane full of musical tourists, overcome with emotion knowing they'll soon be greeted with just-raised-drink prices, t-shirts reading "don't move here" and multiple opportunites to see Love Collector)

Y'know, if I had a quarter for every person who has asked me, "Gerard, we're so thoroughly enjoying Matador's 'Casual Victim Pile' compilation, where and when can we see those ridiculously talented bands in Austin this week?"....i'd be a very, very poor person. BECAUSE NO ONE HAS ASKED ME. That's ok, however, I'm more than happy to supply a long, though possibly incomplete list.

Flesh Lights
Thursday, March 18, 8pm, Burger City party, The Grand
Friday, March 19 (afternoon) Aparition Skateboards
Friday, March 19,  10pm, Beerland (with Cheap Time)

The Young
Friday, March 19, 7pm, Klub Krucial *

Dikes Of Holland
Wednesday, March 17, 12:30am, Headhunters*
Thursday, March 18, 12:45pm, Longbranch Inn (with XYX, Zoltars, Simple Circuit and more)
Friday, March 19, 1pm, 2200 Alta Vista Ave (with Follow That Bird!, Zoltars and more)
Saturday, March 20 (afternoon), Typewriter Museum, FXFY Fest
Saturday, March 20, 2pm, Uncle Billy's (with Bad Sports, Bang Bang Theodores and more)
Sunday, March 21, evening, Beerland closing ceremonies (with Digital Leather, The Stuffies, Love Collector and more)

Tuesday, March 16, 11:30pm, House Of Guys
Wednesday, March 17, 8pm, Charlie's, 1301 Lavaca (True Panther/GvsB Party, with Hunx, Magic Kids and more)
Thursday, March 18, 9pm, Red 7 (with Bad Sports, Pierced Arrows)*
Friday, March 19, 2:15 pm Fader Fort
Friday, March 19, 3:40pm, Stubbs (inside), Spin Party
Saturday, March 20, 11:30pm, Cheer Up Charlie's, 1104 E 6th St

Wild America

Tuesday, March 16, 6pm, Trailer Space
Thursday, March 18, 2pm, I Luv Video (with Ghost Knife)
Thursday, March 18, 7pm, Trailer Space
Friday, March 19, 2pm, House Of Commons
Saturday, March 20, 12:30pm, ROFL House (with XYX and more)

The Distant Seconds

Wed. March 17th 6.30 PM @ Chain Drive (504 Willow, one block south of Cesar Chavez across from Iron Works BBQ)
Thur. March 18th, noon @ Chicken Ranch Records day party @ the Liberty (1618 1/2 E 6th Street)
Sat. Mar. 20th, 12.30 PM @ Stem & Leaf day party @ Rainey Manor (90 S-IH-35, catty-corner to the Lustre Pearl).

Follow That Bird!
Tues, March 16, 10pm, Club 1808
Weds, March 17, 3:15pm, Hotel San Jose (Monofonus Press party)
Thursday, March 18, 7:30pm, Club Primos
Friday, March 19, 4pm, 2200 Alta Vista Ave. (with Dikes Of Holland)
Friday, March 19, 11:30pm, Wave*
Saturday, March 20, 5pm, Sneak Attack (behind City Hall)
Sunday, March 21, 5pm, Trophy's

Love Collector
Thursday, March 18, 1pm, Burger City Party, The Grand
Saturday, March 20, 4pm, Aparition Skatebords
Sunday, March 21,  Beerland Closing Ceremonies

The Stuffies
Sunday, March 21, Beerland

Bad Sports
Thursday, March 18, 9pm, Red 7 (with Harlem , Pierced Arrows)*
Friday, March 19, early afternoon, Club 1808
Saturday, March 20, afternoon, Uncle Billy's (with Dikes Of Holland and more)

Woven Bones
Wednesday, March 17, 2pm, Beerland (with Cruddy, TV Ghost, the Spits and more)
Wendesday, March 17, 6:30pm  Trailer Space (HoZac party)
Wednesday, March 18, 7:30pm, Galaxy Room (Hardly Art showcase)*
Thursday, March 19, 5:4pm, Broken Neck
Friday, March 20, 8pm, Club 1808 (with Bad Sports, Jeff The Brotherhood, Magic Kids and many more)
Saturday, March 20, 1pm, Uchi Sushi, South Lamar Blvd.
Saturday, March 20, 8pm, Karibu, E. 7th St.

The Golden Boys
Saturday, March 20, 4pm, Trophy's
Saturday, March 20, 11;45pm, Encore (patio)*
Sunday, March 21, Sidebar

The No No No Hopes
Sunday, March 21, 3pm, Sidebar

Kingdom Of Suicide Lovers

Saturday, March 20, 11pm, U.S. Art Authority

Lost Controls

Saturday, March 20, 2pm, Creekside Lounge (with Manikin, Turbo Fruits and more)


Wednesday, March 17, 1opm, Chain Drive
Thursday, March 18, 11pm, Club Primo

* - badge or wristband might be required.  or maybe not.

We'll see you, seeing us, in Austin

Heading to the annual Musical Trade Fair That Also Features Unaffiliated Gigs thing in Austin TX this week?

Well, do yourself the favor and check out The Cave Singers, Harlem, Fucked Up and Shearwater playing multiple times through the weekend. Here's a useful breakdown by time and place for your calendars.

Tues, March 16th

-11:30 PM, Harlem

House of Guys Party

@1907 Rio Grande Street

Weds, March 17th

- 5:00 PM, Fucked Up
@ Emo's
603 Red River
Brooklyn Vegan Day Party

- 8:00 PM, Harlem
@ Charlie's
1301 Lavaca Street
Victims of Sonic Attack Day Party

Thurs, March 18th

-1:00 PM, Cave Singers
@ The Mohawk
Billions/Ticketfly Party

-1:00 PM, Shearwater

@ Galaxy Room
507 E. 6th Street
Paste Party

-7:30 PM, Fucked Up
@ FADER Fort
1101 E. 5th Street
between San Marcos and Waller

-9:00 PM, Harlem

@ Red 7 Patio
611 East 7th St

SXSW Showcase

-11:30 PM, Cave Singers
@ Club Deville
900 Red River Street
Billions SXSW Showcase

Friday, March 19th

-1:15 PM, Shearwater
@ Waterloo
600 North Lamar Boulevard
In-Store Performance

- 2:15 PM, Harlem
@ the FADER Fort
1101 E 5th St
Fader Day Party

- 2:20 PM, Fucked Up
@ Stubb’s
801 Red River
Spin Party

-3:40, Harlem
@ Stubb's

801 Red River
SPIN Party

- 3:50 PM, Fucked Up
@ Red 7 Patio
611 E. 7th Street
Shirts for a Cure

-3:40, Harlem
@ Stubb's

801 Red River

SPIN Party

-3:50 PM, Fucked Up
@ Red 7 Patio
611 E. 7th Street
Shirts for a Cure

-6:00 PM, Cave Singers
@ Home Slice Pizza
1415 S Congress Ave
Dickies Sounds Showcase

-12:00 AM, Shearwater
@ Antones
213 W 5th ST
Billions Showcase

Sat, March 20

-5:00 PM, Cave Singers
@ Beauty Bar
617 E 7th St
SX-Seattle Day Party

- 5:00 PM, Fucked Up
@ The Space
E 6th & San Antonio
Mess With Texas

-10:30 PM, Harlem

@  1104 E 6th St

Todd P Party

-1:00 AM, Fucked Up
@ Red 7 Patio
611 East 7th St

Fucked Up Showcase

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