Dropkick Murphys and Bruce Springsteen Release Rose Tattoo: For Boston Charity EP; Featuring Newly Recorded Version of “Rose Tattoo”
Dropkick Murphys announce the release of Rose Tattoo: For Boston Charity EP. The EP features three songs, including a newly recorded version of the band’s song “Rose Tattoo” featuring Bruce Springsteen. It’s available exclusively through iTunes for the special price of $1.29. Everyone involved has agreed to donate 100% of the money raised through this release. The funds will be disbursed directly by the band’s charity of choice, The Claddagh Fund, to those affected by the tragedy. The Claddagh Fund is a nationally-recognized official 501(c)3 charity whose mission is to serve the most vulnerable in our communities.
Full track listing of Rose Tattoo: For Boston Charity EP is:
Rose Tattoo featuring Bruce Springsteen
Don’t Tear Us Apart (live acoustic, Las Vegas, 4/19/2013)
Jimmy Collins’s Wake (live acoustic, Las Vegas, 4/19/2013)
After selling out movie theaters nationwide on July 18th during a special one-night-only screening event, Oscilloscope Laboratories is proud to bring SHUT UP AND PLAY THE HITS exclusively to iTunes.
On April 2nd 2011, LCD SOUNDSYSTEM played its final show at Madison Square Garden. LCD frontman James Murphy had made the conscious decision to disband one of the most celebrated and influential bands of its generation at the peak of its popularity, ensuring that the band would go out on top with the biggest and most ambitious concert of its career. The instantly sold out, near four-hour extravaganza moved the thousands in attendance to tears of joy and grief, with New York Magazine calling the event “a marvel of pure craft” and TIME magazine lamenting “we may never dance again.” SHUT UP AND PLAY THE HITS is both a narrative film documenting this once-in-a-lifetime performance and an intimate portrait of James Murphy as he navigates the lead-up to the show, the day after, and the personal and professional ramifications of his decision.
PULSE FILMS production of a film by Dylan Southern and Will Lovelace
Produced by Lucas Ochoa, Thomas Benksi, James Murphy
08/17/2012 Lansdowne, PA Cinema 16:9- ONE WEEK ENGAGEMENT
08/24/2012 Columbus, OH Gateway Film Center
08/24/2012 San Francisco, CA Roxie
08/30/2012 Burlington, VT Palace 9
08/31/2012 Chicago, IL Facets- PLAYING THRU 9/1
09/06/2012 Indianapolis, IN Indy Film Fest
09/08/2012 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero Theatre
09/13/2012 Syracuse, NY Westcott
09/14/2012 Boston, MA The Brattle
09/20/2012 Winnipeg, MB Cinematheque -9/26 SHOW ADDED
09/21/2012 Tucson, AZ The Loft
I’m pretty sure that I saw Moe making out with some Greek dude in the back of a purple Kia Sorento to this album. Moe’s apparent personal growth has helped him to look past his prejudices and overcome his cultural conjectures; and so should you.
Alongside The Weeknd’s efforts, channel Orange is one of the few progressive and esoteric R-n-B declarations to drop in the past few years.
Superlative lyric: “Your pussy’s big; but you take it.”
(Moe just shakes his head at this one. Asshole. Ha.)
The Mars Volta is currently sending out a second advance track from its forthcoming sixth album Noctourniquet (out March 27 on Warner Bros. Records) to those who have pre-ordered the record from themarsvolta.com.
All Noctourniquet pre-orders, past and future, will now receive album closer “Zed and Two Naughts” in addition to the already delivered first single “The Malkin Jewel.”
“Zed and Two Naughts” will also be available as an a la carte download on iTunes beginning March 6, along with the previously available “The Malkin Jewel.”
“Zed and Two Naughts” and “The Malkin Jewel” showcase dramatically varied and contrasting extremes of a 13-track album that explores territories previously uncharted in The Mars Volta’s acclaimed and uncompromising discography. The spectrum of musical and emotional textures on Noctourniquet ranges from the opening bombast of “The Whip Hand” to “Zed and Two Naughts” grand finale, punctuated throughout by hypnotic melodies and borderline electro-ambient washes, most notably in the epic “In Absentia.” The bold diversity of the new material combined with Omar Rodriguez-Lopez’s assured producer’s hand guiding The Mars Volta’s most confident and refined performances to date make Noctourniquet an early contender for this year’s most challenging and rewarding listen.
As with previous Mars Volta albums, including the gold-certified De-Loused In The Comatorium and Frances The Mute and The Bedlam In Goliath (which featured Best Hard Rock Performance Grammy winner “Wax Simulacra”), Noctourniquet was written by Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Cedric Bixler-Zavala and produced by Rodriguez-Lopez.
Noctourniquet was performed by The Mars Volta lineup of Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, Cedric Bixler-Zavala, Juan Alderete de la Pena, Marcel Rodriguez Lopez, and Deantoni Parks.
For further information, tour dates, etc. please go to:
Cursive premiered the second free MP3, “Wowowow”, off their upcoming LP I Am Gemini on Stereogum: http://stereogum.com/938122/cursive-wowowow-stereogum-premiere/mp3s/. The cavernous, driving track can also be downloaded and shared via Saddle Creek’s webstore here: http://saddle-creek.com/store/515; code to directly embed the MP3 widget can be found below. I Am Gemini will be released on February 21st, 2012 and is currently available for pre-order in the label’s webstore (in
multiple formats and bundles), as well as on iTunes and Amazon. First singles from the album “The Sun and Moon” and “The Cat and Mouse” were released on January 3rd and are both available now via iTunes (here and here). Embed code for “The Sun and Moon”, which premiered on RollingStone.com early last month, can also be found below.
Cursive will hit the road in less than two weeks for a mighty seven weeks of winter/spring touring. The first leg of the tour launches on February 12th at the Larimer Lounge in Denver, CO, and includes a sold out show at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, CA on February 24th, before wrapping up on March 3rd with a hometown show at Slowdown in Omaha, NE. After a brief break, on March 22nd the band will head east for another four weeks of shows that include a two-night stand at the Bowery Ballroom in New York, NY on April 3rd and 4th. A current full itinerary is below.
I Am Gemini is the surreal and powerful musical tale of Cassius and Pollock, twin brothers separated at birth. One good and one evil, their unexpected reunion in a house that is not a home ignites a classic struggle for the soul, played out with a cast of supporting characters that includes a chorus of angels and devils, and twin sisters conjoined at the head – who make an appearance in “Wowowow”. Recorded at Omaha, NE’s ARC Studios and mixed at Red Room in Seattle, WA with producer Matt Bayles (Mastodon, Minus The Bear, Isis), the album marks the first time front man Tim Kasher, with the completed story already in mind, wrote album lyrics in a linear fashion, in order, from song 1 to song 13. The result is thirteen singularly cohesive song chapters that blend effortlessly into one unique narrative to create a dynamic, mind-bending, and imaginative ride.
Cursive is the longtime trio of Kasher (vocals, guitar), Matt Maginn (bass), and Ted Stevens (guitar, vocals), with Patrick Newbery (keys) and Cully Symington (drums).
Cursive tour dates:
FEB. 12 DENVER, CO LARIMER LOUNGE*
FEB. 14 SALT LAKE CITY, UT URBAN LOUNGE^
FEB. 15 BOISE, ID NEUROLUX^
FEB. 16 PULLMAN, WA BELLTOWER*
FEB. 17 SEATTLE, WA NEUMO’S**
FEB. 18 VANCOUVER, BC MEDIA CLUB**
FEB. 19 PORTLAND, OR BUNK BAR**
FEB. 20 EUGENE, OR WOW HALL**
FEB. 22 SAN FRANCISCO, CA GREAT AMERICAN MUSIC HALL**
(Noise Pop festival)
FEB. 24 LOS ANGELES, CA TROUBADOUR** (SOLD OUT)
FEB. 25 POMONA, CA GLASSHOUSE**
FEB. 26 SAN DIEGO, CA CASBAH**
FEB. 27 TEMPE, AZ CRESCENT BALLROOM**
FEB. 28 ALBUQUERQUE, NM LAUNCHPAD**
MAR. 1 WICHITA, KS ABODE**
MAR. 2 KANSAS CITY, MO RECORD BAR**
MAR. 3 OMAHA, NE SLOWDOWN**
MAR. 22 IOWA CITY, IA THE MILL#
MAR. 23 MINNEAPOLIS, MN 400 BAR#
MAR. 24 MADISON, WI HIGH NOON SALOON#
MAR. 25 CHICAGO, IL LINCOLN HALL#
MAR. 26 CHAMPAIGN, IL HIGH DIVE#
MAR. 27 ANN ARBOR, MI THE BLIND PIG#
MAR. 28 PITTSBURGH, PA MR. SMALL’S#
MAR. 29 CLEVELAND, OH GROG SHOP#
MAR. 30 BUFFALO, NY MOHAWK#
MAR. 31 TORONTO, ONT HORSESHOE TAVERN#
APR. 2 BOSTON, MA MIDDLE EAST#
APR. 3 NEW YORK, NY BOWERY BALLROOM#
APR. 4 NEW YORK, NY BOWERY BALLROOM#
APR. 5 PHILADELPHIA, PA UNION TRANSFER#
APR. 6 WASHINGTON, DC BLACK CAT#
APR. 7 RALEIGH, NC KING’S BARCADE#
APR. 8 ATLANTA, GA THE EARL#
APR. 9 ST. AUGUSTINE, FL CAFÉ ELEVEN#
APR. 10 ORLANDO, FL THE SOCIAL#
APR. 11 TALLAHASSEE, FL CLUB DOWN UNDER#
APR. 13 HOUSTON, TX FITZGERALD’S#
APR. 14 AUSTIN, TX MOHAWK#
APR. 15 DALLAS, TX TREES#
APR. 16 LITTLE ROCK, AR REVOLUTION MUSIC ROOM
APR. 17 MEMPHIS, TN HI TONE#
APR. 18 LEXINGTON, KY COSMIC CHARLIE’S#
APR. 19 COVINGTON, KY BANGARANGS#
APR. 20 ST. LOUIS, MO OFF BROADWAY#
APR. 21 COLUMBIA, MO MOJOS#
* Ume support
^ Ume and Mt. Moriah support
** Ume and Virgin Islands support
# Cymbals Eat Guitars and Conduits support
Jack White has confirmed the first two live dates in support of his upcoming debut album Blunderbuss, out April 24 on Third Man Records/Columbia.
Jack will be headlining the Hangout Music Fest in Gulf Shores, AL on May 18th, followed by another headline slot a week later at Sasquatch! May 26th at The Gorge Amphitheater in Quincy, WA. Tickets for Hangout go on sale February 10th at 10 am at http://www.hangoutmusicfest.com/tickets/, while tickets to Sasquatch! go on sale on Saturday, February 11th at 10 am at http://www.livenation.com/event/0F00476AB5323BB0.
Jack will also be performing at Radio 1′s Hackney Weekend 2012 on the weekend of June 23-24 in London. While all tickets will be free, quantities will be are limited. Registration for tickets begins at 8:15 am GMT on Monday, February 6th. For more information, go to www.bbc.co.uk/radio1.
“Love Interruption,” the first taste of the forthcoming Blunderbuss was made available January 30 as a free stream at www.jackwhiteIII.com and went on sale digitally the same day via iTunes (http://www.smarturl.it/jwli). A vinyl version of the ”Love Interruption” single featuring exclusive non-LP B-side ”Machine Gun Silhouette” will be released February 7 on Third Man Records, and is available now for pre-order at www.jackwhiteIII.com and www.thirdmanrecords.com. Third Man Records has also produced 300 limited edition Tri-Color vinyl 45s of the single and will be selling 100 copies at their Nashville storefront and select independent record stores on Feb 14th. Additionally, 50 copies of the Tri Color 7″s will be inserted into random mail orders through both aforementioned websites.
For additional dates, further information, etc. continue to check back at www.jackwhiteIII.com and www.thirdmanrecords.com .
It’s official: Stephen Colbert is now a full fledged Third Man recording artist. The Colbert Report host’s Third Man debut single “Charlene II (I’m Over You)” was made available at the stroke of midnight when Thursday, June 23 became Friday, June 24 on vinyl from ThirdManRecords.com and digitally via iTunes.
Third Man’s own Jack White, who produced Colbert’s inaugural Third Man recording, will join his new protege’ at the Third Man Rolling Record Store, parking at 11 am Friday, June 24 at the High Line Park (30th street lot) in New York City where producer and artist alike will become salesmen: White and Colbert will sell physical copies of the limited edition and standard vinyl single from the Third Man Rolling Record Store and Stephen will perform “Charlene II (I’m Over You)” live.
June 23rd, 2011 also marked Colbert’s televised debut as a Third Man artist, where his new boss Jack White introduced his performance of “Charlene II (I’m Over You)” backed by labelmates The Black Belles. The song was a fitting climax to the three-part series 2001 AND 1: A ROCK ODYSSEY FEATURING JACK WHITE on The Colbert Report. View all three segments, as well as the Web Exclusive “Catholic Throwdown” and download the official “Have You Seen Our Cat?” flyer at:
I’m a punk kid at heart, and always will be. When I saw that Yellowcard’s new album came out, I was eager to give it a few spins. The album has a very late 90′s to early Y2K feeling to it, but that’s not a bad thing. The vocals are still spot on and infectious as is the musicianship.
However, I can’t help but to feel that the electric violin is a wimpy for a pop punk band. If they traded in the violin for a great lead guitarist, they could really be a much more powerful band. I know, it’s what sets them apart. I understand. I still think it’s a bit pussified.
Production is well done, as is the performance. Not by any means the best punk album that I’ve come across, but it’s a strong effort.
First of all, what happened to balls in music these days?! It’s an unfortunate trend with many recent releases where bands attempt to be so avant-garde with their music that it makes for a semi-poor listen. Male Bonding’s latest isn’t horrible, but balls? It has none.
The album has gritty and dirty flashbacks of 90′s punk, but the vocals are so pussified that it’s kinda angering! Yes, I understand the lo-fi movement, but come on. Most of the “points” that Nothing Hurts gains is from the instrumentals. The instrumentals would benefit from better production, but the vocals should be put back in the blender and refurbished for their next album.
- The Train
There is an epic battle raging throughout Head First between its 80’s-montage-electro-pop-awesomeness half and its ambient-Yanni-crappola half. Ultimately, the awesomeness prevails, but not without a price.
Goldfrapp – Head First (7.5 out of 10)
There is an epic battle raging throughout Head First between its 80’s-montage-electro-pop-awesomeness half and its ambient-Yanni-crappola half. Ultimately, the awesomeness prevails, but not without a price. Admittedly, at one point during my listening, I brought the laptop into the bathroom and played it while I showered/manscaped and I ended up dancing my buck-naked ass off. So…
No comment about the album (haven’t given it a good listen yet), but WOW to B’s questionable behavior! hahahah…