|Kruger Start Work On New Album|
The band comments that the album should contain shellacking mid-paced grooves with epic double-kick assaults while bourbon-soaked microphone screams reply to thick riffing wreckage.
More info will be posted as it becomes available and the album should be out spring 2010 through Listenable Records.
|The Moore Brothers Hitting The Road|
Special guests include Joanna Newsom on harp and Ben Parke on backing vocals. The album is being released on the Oakland-based American Dust label. I'm hoping you'd consider advancing their show with a feature, CD review or advance blurb.
Aptos differs subtly but significantly from its predecessor Murdered By The Moore Brothers. It's more produced with Greg and Thom Moore being joined by the rhythm section of Neal Morgan on drums and bassist Jun Ohnuki though still very understated. Their signature tight vocal harmonies, rich acoustic guitar work and fine, weird and quirky writing remain the music's defining characteristics. The striking CD booklet artwork was created by William Stout who was the illustrator of the "Trademark of Quality" bootleg LPs released in the late '60's (williamstout.com). Brother Thom got to know him when working as babysitter to the young Stouts in the late '80s- more on this story
|Get RIP'd Again|
We are launching this great site with just a small fraction of the archival photos, videos and audio files from back in the day with a great deal more content to follow!
We are also building a bibliography of all of the issues, scanning them and getting them up on the site. As requested, we are bringing back the vaunted 'RIP Girls'! We have begun our search for our 2010 'RIP Calendar Girls' with a contest that is now under way.- more on this story
|Halestorm Hitting The Road With Shinedown and Chevelle|
Among the schedule's highlights is a series of shows supporting Chevelle, set to kick off September 14th at the Orbit Room in Grand Rapids, Michigan (see attached itinerary).
Halestorm has just finished traveling the U.S. as part of the "Stimulate This!" tour, a four-band bill – which also featured Atlantic labelmates Shinedown and Staind, plus the aforementioned Chevelle – designed to offer fans maximum value at a minimal price. The coming weeks will see Halestorm reteaming with Shinedown for a pair of shows, set for September 10th at Baltimore's Power Plant Live and September 11th at the National in Richmond, Virginia.- more on this story
|Train Hitting The Road|
Additionally, Train will lend their support to find a cure for Muscular Dystrophy by performing on the Muscular Dystrophy Association Telethon on Labor Day, September 7.
Grammy Award- winning band Train, will release their new album, Save Me, San Francisco on October 27, 2009. The album contains the new summer anthem, "Hey, Soul Sister", now available for purchase on iTunes. Save Me, San Francisco is the multi-platinum-selling band's fifth studio album. - more on this story
|Twin Atlantic Turning into John Wayne|
The latter is a track that front man Sam McTrusty describes as being about "the way American culture is everywhere. So much so that loads of bands put on fake American accents in hopes to be more commercially viable in the US, while it was important to us to stay true to our roots and just be ourselves."
Having toured with bands such as Taking Back Sunday, the boys have established quite a following overseas, and now they are ready to bring their music to the states. With soaring guitars, solid songwriting, and a very prominent Scottish accent, it is difficult not to be drawn in at first listen. 'Vivarium' is slated for release on September 15, 2009 through Red Bull Records
|Beatles For Sale Again|
It will be hard to miss the push this fall as Restoration Hardware, Starbucks, Whole Foods, Ralph's, Pathmark, 7-Eleven and Blockbuster all promote the CD collection.
The label sees the move as a chance to use an artist with major muscle to open up new channels for the sales of CDs since record stores are becoming about as extinct as the 8-track tape. The Beatles—a notable holdout on iTunes—have the broad appeal that opens retail doors.- more on this story
|They Might Be Giants Tour|
Hitting the road to play for ALL - kids & adults, They Might Be Giants will be making stops all over the country.
They are especially excited to be playing a double header of tunes off of Here Comes Science at the mecca, The American Museum of Natural History on October 4th! FREE with the purchase of Museum Admission!- more on this story
|Gogol Bordello's Tommy T Goes Solo|
"In the 70s, funk, wah-wah pedals, and jazz had a huge impact on Ethiopian music," Tommy explains. "The Prester John Sessions will give people an idea about the musical diversity of Ethiopia, which includes influences and ideas borrowed from the sounds of the 70's with the added bonus of up-to-date production values."
Tommy discovered the story of Prester John in Graham Hancock's book The Sign and the Seal. "Hancock was looking for the Biblical Ark of the Covenant," Tommy says. "His quest led him around the world, from the Middle East to Europe and back to Ethiopia." In the 12th and 13th centuries, Prester John was an unknown Christian king with massive troops that got the attention of European kings. Prester John is the character I use to symbolize the man who will bring Ethiopian culture to the rest of the world." - more on this story
|Amy Speace To Play The 2009 Americana Music Festival and Conference|
Amy will be playing songs from her recently released album "The Killer In Me" on Wildflower Records.
The 10th annual Americana Music Festival & Conference will take place from Wednesday, September 16th through Saturday, September 19th, 2009, gathering thousands of artists, fans and industry professionals from all over the world.
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