June 26, 2009 by Michael Pistorio · Leave a Comment »
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The Red Devil Lounge is hosting a benefit show for Paul Williams, this Sunday June 28th.
Paul was the founder of Crawdaddy Magazine, and has likely seen more amazing shows, met more interesting people, and written 20 more books that any of us ever will.
So again, you ask, “Why would I want to benefit a guy who seems to have picked the world of its tastiest fruit?”
Well, Paul was in a terrible bike accident in 1995 that left him with serious brain injury and resulting dementia. He’s thankfully still alive, but the cost of care is sky high.
Sunday’s benefit show will donate 100% of the proceeds to his family, and features performances by Mark Eitzel, former Dead Kennedys front man Jello Biafra, and Mojo Nixon. The show will be hosted by rock journalist Ben Fong-Torres.
Sunday June 28th, $20. Doors @ 8pm. More info at RedDevilLounge.com.
June 26, 2009 by Brian Davidson · Leave a Comment »
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The boys of Cursive have made a comfortable name for themselves as a sophisticated and intelligent group of musicians and lyricists, a reputation that reaches its pinnacle on the group’s newest album, Mama, I’m Swollen, released in March by Saddle Creek. The band will be playing at the Great American Music Hall on Saturday the 27th.
Tim Kasher possesses a talent for storytelling, through which he offers an intimate attempt to make sense of life’s bigger picture. The search for life’s meaning undoubtedly influences all music and art, but Cursive seems to offer an even closer look at life’s emotional subtleties. In other words, the new album is thought-provoking, forcing the listener to not only listen to the album over and over, but to take a second look at him or herself as well.
June 26, 2009 by Nicole L. Browner · Leave a Comment »
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In this modern day of age, it’s not uncommon for a band to practically give you their music and ask for you, the listener, to choose how much it’s worth to you. Well, XBXRX is no exception — they, like Radiohead, NIN and many smaller bands — have put their newest record up on the web for a suggested donation.
Un Usper is the fifth record from Oakland’s collective unit, who wrote, produced then released the record themselves earlier this month. Not far from the seed Lightning Bolt planted, Un Usper unveils itself as 12 songs and 23 minutes of freeform cyber punk with exuberant rhyme. And, does the ambiguously aquatic cover design not call to mind the fine literature of Eric Carle?
June 25, 2009 by Meghan Logue · Leave a Comment »
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Following a six year recording hiatus, Doseone and Jel of hip-hop duo Themselves have released theFREEhoudini.Â The 39-minute single track mixtape features guest performances from Themselvesâ€™ label mates Aesop Rock, Buck 65 and cLOUDDEAD just to name a few. Â TheFREEhoudini is available for free download for a limited time. Â You can also pre-order the limited edition CD version – which features fifteen minutes of bonus audio – on Anticons website.
June 25, 2009 by Nicole L. Browner · 1 Comment »
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June 25, 2009 by John Shea · 1 Comment »
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BjÃ¶rk, what can you say about this Icelandic princess that hasn’t already been said. It seems like either you love her or you hate her, and for pretty much the same reasons. Her divisive nature is always apparent whether it’s in her acting or songwriting, and she’s always sure to stir up quite a reaction.
“Voltaic” is a compilation of sorts from her latest Volta — the box set includes a CD, vinyl LP, and DVD which more or less chronicle the past two years she has spent supporting the album. It’s being released in the states on June 30th (nonesuch). To commemorate the occasion The Roxie theater is hosting two nights (June 26-27) of free viewing of the live in Paris concert DVD that is included in the package. Both are midnight showings; click here for more information.
June 24, 2009 by Christian Cunningham · 1 Comment »
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It’s time for our weekly installment of Ticket Giveaway Wednesday. There are some great local and touring bands playing around the area – and you can see them for free!
Thursday, June 25th – Papercuts, Port O’Brien, Still Flyin’ @ The Independent
Papercuts will be headlining an incredible all local evening over at The Independent on Thursday supporting their newest album, You Can Have What You Want. Joining them are west coast tourmates, Port O’Brien, who are getting ready to release a new album thisfall which was produced by Papercuts own Jason Quever. Still Flyin’ will be opening the show which will be their second to last before they head out to Europe for a full tour in July.
To enter: send an E-mail email@example.com with your full name, “Papercuts Giveaway” in the subject, and answer the question “If you could have anything, what would it be?”. The third person to send an E-mail will win the tickets.
Sunday, June 28th – Telekinesis, The Mumlers, Mist and Mast @ Bottom of the Hill
Seattle’s Telekinesis will be stopping by Bottom of the Hill on Sunday ending their nationwide tour in support of their highly acclaimed self-titled album released on Merge earlier this year. San Jose’s The Mumlers (who have been a favorite among the staff here) will be joining Telekinesis with Mist and Mast.
June 30th – Goh Nakamura, Jane Lui @ Cafe du Nord
Nothing needs to be written for this show – it can be completely summed up with this video:
To enter: Send an E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name, “Goh Nakamura Giveaway” in the subject, and your favorite Goh Nakamura song in the body. The fifth person to send us an E-mail will win the tickets.
Papercuts @ The Independent is $13, starts at 8pm and is 21+
Telekinesis @ Bottom of the Hill is $8, starts at 9pm and is 21+
Goh Nakamura @ Cafe du Nord is $10, starts at 8pm and is 21+