Friday, August 21, 2009


Electronic music group 3OH!3 will display their particular brand of knockdown dragout musicality with Xbox LIVE® Gold Members in Halo® 3 on August 25.

If you're an Xbox LIVE Gold Member (if not, upgrade now! ), and you want a chance to play with 3OH!3, send a friend request to the following Gamertags and be online half an hour before (7:30 p.m. EST) the Game with Fame session starts on Tuesday, August 25, 8:00 p.m. EST.

Gamertags: Nat 3OH3 GwF & Sean 3OH3 GwF (*note spaces)
3OH!3 is a Boulder, Colorado-based electronic music group consisting of Sean Foreman and Nathaniel Motte. They've released two albums, the well-received debut album of 2007 and the popular Want recording from 2008 featuring the certified platinum single "Don't Trust Me." Their wild sounds have whipped fans into a frenzy around the world. As Foreman says of their latest tracks, "They're so banging, they'll blow any sound system."

If you want to see how banging their tracks are, check these songs out on Xbox LIVE Marketplace:

If you get a chance to play with 3OH!3, Xbox wants to hear about it! Send an e-mail to with the subject: "GWF - 3OH!3." Be sure to include your Gamertag and hometown.


Who: 3OH!3

Date: Tuesday, August 25, 2009Time: 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. EST (5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. PST)Game: Halo 3Gamertags: Nat 3OH3 GwFSean 3OH3 GwF(*note spaces)


Multiple Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Norah Jones will release her fourth studio album on Blue Note Records this November. Jones wrote nearly all of the songs in the past two years since completing tours in support of her 2007 global chart-topping, U.S. double-platinum album Not Too Late.

Beloved by fans for her sultry vocals and jazz-informed, piano-driven pop songwriting, Jones has taken a new direction on the as-yet-untitled album, seeing it as a chance to experiment with different sounds and an opportunity to work with a new set of collaborators, including Jacquire King, a noted producer and engineer who has worked with Kings of Leon, Tom Waits, and Modest Mouse among others. Jones also enlisted several songwriting collaborators, including Ryan Adams and Okkervil River’s Will Sheff, as well as her frequent partner Jesse Harris.
“I knew I wanted to try some different things on this album,” Jones says. “I’d been playing with the same musicians for a long time. We’re all still friendly and I hope we play together again, but it felt like a good time to work with new people and experiment with different sounds. As far as a producer, I wanted someone who could take me out of my comfort zone and find the right musicians to capture what I wanted to do with this collection of songs. I got in touch with Jacquire initially because he engineered one of my favorite records of all time, Tom Waits’ Mule Variations. He was really eager to do it and we got along really well, which was important.”

King helped Jones put together a new group of musicians to perform on the album, including drummers Joey Waronker (Beck, R.E.M.) and James Gadson (Bill Withers), keyboardist James Poyser (Erykah Badu, Al Green), and guitarists Marc Ribot (Tom Waits, Elvis Costello) and Smokey Hormel (Johnny Cash, Joe Strummer). Jones and King tailored the songs to the musicians’ strengths. “I think the record sounds different due to the variety of musicians we used,” Jones says, “I knew I wanted to play with grooves more than I have on previous albums. Some of these new songs lent themselves to having driving rhythms underneath.”
Another noticeable change on Jones’ upcoming album is that she plays mostly guitar. “I actually write more on guitar than I do on piano,” she says. “It just felt more natural for me to play it on these songs.”

Since coming on the scene in 2002, Jones’ has sold a collective 36 million albums worldwide. Her three studio albums, 2002’s eight-time Grammy Award-winning Come Away With Me, 2004’s Feels Like Home, and 2007’s Not Too Late have each topped the Billboard top 200 album charts in the U.S. and gone to No. 1 around the world. All three have been certified multi-platinum, while Come Away With Me has been certified diamond. Since 2007, Jones has collaborated with a number of artists, including Herbie Hancock, Talib Kweli, Willie Nelson, Q-Tip, Irma Thomas, and Andy Samberg’s comedy troupe The Lonely Island. She has also contributed to various soundtracks, including Ken Burns’ The War, Ethan Hawke’s The Hottest State, and Wong Kar-wai’s My Blueberry Nights, as well as the Fats Domino tribute album Goin’ Home. In 2007, Jones starred opposite Jude Law in My Blueberry Nights and made a cameo in this year’s season finale of 30 Rock. Also this year, Jones was featured as a flagship artist on Apple’s GarageBand, presenting a tutorial on how to perform her song “Thinking About You.”
More details about Norah Jones’ upcoming album will be announced soon.

Thursday, August 20, 2009


Hockey - Song Away (Official Music Video)

Hockey's new video for "Song Away" featuring break-out stars Charlyne Yi (Paper Heart, Knocked Up) and Paul Rust (I Love You Beth Cooper, Inglorious Basterds) premiered yesterday on myspace music.

Hockey's debut 'Mind Chaos' is out on Oct. 6th. They are playing The Echo in LA this Friday and then returning to Europe to finish the festival season and do their first headline tour.

They will be back stateside to tour with Portugal. The Man in October.


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The Sounds released a remix of "No One Sleeps When I'm Awake" by a young DJ called Viking. "No One Sleeps" is the first single from The Sounds latest album Crossing The Rubicon.

The band have also just added five more North American dates to their just-announced world tour! Foxy Shazam will be offering support in the US and Canada, with Matt & Kim along for the ride in Europe.
North America - with Foxy Shazam
09/11 - Quebec City, QC @ Downtown Quebec
09/12 - Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
09/13 - Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Theatre
09/14 - Pittsburgh, PA @ TBA *
09/16 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
09/17 - New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom
09/19 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
09/20 - Baltimore, MD @ The Rams Head
09/21 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
09/22 - Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
09/23 - Lexington, KY @ Buster's *
09/25 - Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
09/26 - Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
09/27 - Ashville, NC @ Orange Peel
09/30 - Tampa, FL @ Ritz
09/30 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
10/02 - Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
10/05 - New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
10/07 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues
10/09 - Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa
10/10 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
10/11 - Dallas, TX @ HOB
10/12 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
10/14 - El Paso, TX @ Club 101
10/15 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre *
10/16 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee
10/20 - Ventura, CA @ Ventura Theatre
10/21 - Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
10/23 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
10/24 - San Francisco, CA @ Warfield
10/26 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ball
10/27 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox
10/28 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
10/30 - Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
10/31 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater
11/02 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues *
11/03 - Cincinnati, OH @ Madison Theatre *
11/05 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave
11/07 - Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre

* Just Added

Europe - with Matt & Kim
11/17 - Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg
11/18 - Munster, DE @ Sputnikhalle
11/19 - Gronningen, NL @ Vera
11/20 - Brussels, BGR @ VK
11/21 - Birmingham, UK @ AC2
11/22 - Glasgow, UK @ Oron Mor
11/23 - Manchester, UK @ AC2
11/24 - London, UK @ Electric Ballroom
11/25 - Paris, FR @ Casino Noveau
11/27 - Madrid, ES @ Joy Eslava
11/28 - Barcelona, ES @ Apolo
11/30 - Zurich, CH @ Alte Bors
12/01 - Lausanne, CH @ Les Docks
12/02 - Salzburn, AT @ Rockhouse
12/03 - Wien, AT @ Arena
12/04 - Munchen, DE @ Backstage Werk
12/05 - Cologne, DE @ Live Music Hall
12/06 - Dresden, DE @ Reithalle
12/08 - Warsaw, PL @ Proxima
12/09 - Poznan, PL @ Eskulap
12/10 - Berlin, DE @ Postbahnhof
12/11 - Hamburn, DE @ Uebel&Gefearlich
12/12 - Malmo, DE @ KB
12/13 - Copenhagen, DK @ Vega
12/15 - Turka, FI @ Klubi
12/16 - Tempere, FI @ Pakkahoune
12/17 - Oulu, FI @ Teatria
12/18 - Seinajoki, FI @ Rytmikorjaamo
12/19 - Helsinki, FI @ Cable Factory

**Some tickets went on sale August 8th. The next round will go on sale in the next couple of weeks.


Ingrid Michaelson will be revealing a song a day from her new album Everybody leading up to her 8/25 release! She will be streaming them on her mypsace page in a special player. You can watch her video intro and description of each track, or just click the "audio" button and listen uninterrupted. Here's how they're rolling out:

8/19 "Soldier"
8/20 "Everybody"
8/21 "Are We There Yet"
8/22 "Sort Of"
8/23 "Incredible"
8/24 "Mountain and the Sea"

Ingrid will be touring in support of Everybody beginning Sept 9 in Toronto.
* with Greg Holden

31 Dennis, MA @ Cape Cinema

09 Toronto, Canada @ Mod Club Theatre *
10 Montreal, Canada @ Petit Campus *
11 S. Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground *
12 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club * SOLD OUT
13 Albany, NY @ Valentines *
16 New York, NY @ Webster Hall *
17 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts *
18 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *
19 Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern *
21 Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle *
22 Atlanta, GA @ The Loft @ Center Stage *
23 Athens, GA @ The Melting Point *
24 Birmingham, AL @ Workplay *
25 New Orleans LA @ The Parish @ House of Blues *
26 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live Studio *
28 Austin, TX @ The Parish *
29 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues *

01 Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress *
02 Scottsdale, AZ @ Martini Ranch *
03 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues *
04 San Juan Capistrano, CA @ Coach House *
06 W. Hollywood, CA @ Troubadour
07 W. Hollywood, CA @ Troubadour SOLD OUT
09 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
10 Redding, CA @ Cascade Theatre
11 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
12 Seattle, WA @ Neumos
13 Vancouver, Canada @ Venue
15 Boise, ID, @ Knitting Factory
17 Salt Lake City, UT @ Avalon
18 Aspen, CO @ Wheeler Opera House
19 Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
21 Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe
22 Menomonie, WI @ Great Hall @ University of WI
24 Madison, WI @ Barrymore Theatre
25 Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom
26 Chicago, IL @ Park West
27 Ann Arbor, MI @ The Ark
29 Cincinnati, OH @ 20th Century Theatre
30 Louisville, KY @ Headliner's
31 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom

02 Nashville, TN @ The Belcourt Theatre
03 Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle
04 Towson, MD @ Recher Theatre
05 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls The

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


In anticipation of their collaborative debut, Monsters of Folk have revealed a series of teaser videos for several songs off the self-titled record. The indie supergroup, composed of singer-songwriter M. Ward, Bright Eyes’ Conor Oberst, My Morning Jacket’s Jim James (or Yim Yames, to some), and producer Mike Mogis, appear briefly in the short clips, set to music from their upcoming September 22 self-titled release, including the songs “Say Please,” “Man Named Truth,” “The Right Place,” “Dear God,” and “Baby Boomer.”

Check them out here!

"Say Please" Teaser -
"Man Named Truth" -
"The Right Place" -
"Dear God" -
"Baby Boomer" -
"Say Please" -

You can listen to 3 full songs, "Say Please,” “Dear God (Sincerely MOF),” and “The Sandman, The Brakeman, and Me” on the band's Myspace page at:

October13 Vancouver, BC- Orpheum
14 Portland, OR- Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
15 Seattle, WA- Paramount Theatre
17 Oakland, CA- Fox Theater
18 Los Angeles, CA- The Greek Theater
20 San Diego, CA- Spreckels Theatre
21 Phoenix, AZ- Orpheum Theater
22 Santa Barbara, CA- Santa Barbara Bowl
28 Omaha, NE- Holland Center
29 Minneapolis, MN- Orpheum Theatre
30 Chicago, IL- Auditorium Theatre
31 Louisville, KY- Louisville Palace Theatre

November02 Toronto, ON- Massey Hall
03 Boston, MA- The Orpheum
06 New York, NY- United Palace
08 New York, NY- Beacon Theater
09 Philadelphia, PA- Academy of Music

Official Band Site:
Official Myspace:


Built to Spill, Brandi Carlile, Ingrid Michaelson, Thievery Corporation, Joshua Radin and Sondre Lerche are the latest artists to join the (RED)NIGHTS concert series. They join Fall Out Boy, Katy Perry, Santigold and others for (RED)’s series of 26 concerts in the U.S. to help fight AIDS in Africa. New dates and press release below. The (RED)NIGHTS shows thus far have earned attention in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Time Out New York, Dallas Morning News, etc.

A portion of the proceeds from each show goes directly to the Global Fund. We’d love to let folks know that these great artists have turned their shows (RED) to help people living with AIDS get the medicine they need.

(RED) and Live Nation today announce new dates for (RED)NIGHTS, an innovative series of 26 concerts in the U.S. to generate money and awareness for the ultimate goal of eliminating AIDS in Africa. The new set of shows will feature concerts by (RED)NIGHTS artists Built to Spill, Thievery Corporation, Brandi Carlile, Ingrid Michaelson, Joshua Radin and Sondre Lerche at venues such as The Fillmore in San Francisco, The Paradise in Boston and the House of Blues in Chicago.

The new (RED)NIGHTS dates follow a successful first round of concerts, which earned attention in Rolling Stone, The New York Times, NME, Time Out New York and the Dallas Morning News. For the first set of shows, Fall Out Boy, Katy Perry, Gomez, Santigold, O.A.R., Lisa Hannigan, The Veronicas, Matisyahu and K’Naan each turned one of their concerts (RED) to bring the (RED) experience to life in a new way. At each of these shows, (RED)NIGHTS and the community of acclaimed artists aimed to inspire fans to participate in (RED)'s mission to eliminate AIDS in Africa by pausing to highlight the many ways to get involved and encouraging those in the audience to share the message and experience with others.

“I believe no person deserves to suffer from a preventable, treatable disease simply because they can’t afford medicine,” said Marc Roberge of O.A.R. “If bringing awareness to what (RED) is doing helps one person receive antiretroviral treatment and live a healthy life, we have accomplished our goal.”

Ultimately, it is the goal of (RED)NIGHTS to build a community—of artists, concertgoers and music fans everywhere—that is passionate about helping to fight AIDS in Africa. A portion of the proceeds of each (RED)NIGHTS concert goes directly to the Global Fund ( ).

(RED) presents the (RED)NIGHTS concert series kicked off at select Live Nation clubs and theaters across the country earlier this year. (RED) and Live Nation are collaborating to link acclaimed artists with their fans to join the fight against AIDS in Africa. Information about the scheduled (RED)NIGHTS concerts can be found at and

“(RED) was looking to engage more people in its mission, to help eliminate AIDS in Africa. The (RED)NIGHTS series is an innovative concept that combines the power of Live Nation's live music platform and venues to use people’s passion for music to raise awareness and, ultimately, generate more money to help eliminate AIDS in Africa.” said Russell Wallach, President of North American Alliances for Live Nation. “We’re building a great line up of artists for (RED)NIGHTS, and believe we can help (RED) successfully deliver its message by connecting them with music fans all over the country.”

“(RED)NIGHTS is one more way for people to become (RED) and support our efforts to eliminate AIDS in Africa,” says Jenifer Willig, Director of Partners and Marketing at (RED). “We're so honored to have incredible artists turning their shows (RED) and look forward to bringing (RED)NIGHTS to fans across the country.”

(RED)NIGHTS arrives on the heels of (RED)WIRE ™, the innovative new digital music service from (RED). The (RED)NIGHTS artists join an impressive community of (RED) artists who are participating in (RED)WIRE, including U2, Coldplay, The Killers, Jay-Z, Elvis Costello, John Legend, Sheryl Crow, Neko Case, Noel Gallagher, Conor Oberst, TV On The Radio, Death Cab For Cutie, Michael Franti and many more. (RED)NIGHTS and (RED)WIRE mark the first time (RED) has moved into the music arena and are a mutual extension of (RED)'s mission, whereby the music community is coming together as a vehicle to raise awareness and funds to help fight AIDS in Africa.


June 12 The Veronicas @ House of Blues New Orleans, LA

June 16 Matisyahu w/ K’Naan @ The Wiltern Los Angeles, CA

June 18 Santigold @ House of Blues Dallas, TX

June 19 Lisa Hannigan @ Gramercy Theater New York, NY

July 28 Katy Perry @ Hammerstein Ballroom New York, NY

August 2 Gomez @ House of Blues San Diego, CA

August 13 & 14 O.A.R. @ Bank of America Pavilion Boston, MA

August 19 Fall Out Boy @ The Pageant St. Louis, MO

September 12 Ingrid Michaelson @ The Paradise Boston, MA

September 13 Sondre Lerche @ The Paradise Boston, MA

September 24 Joshua Radin @ House of Blues Chicago, IL

September 25 Brandi Carlile @ House of Blues Chicago, IL

October 3 Ingrid Michaelson @ House of Blues San Diego, CA

October 4 Thievery Corporation @ House of Blues Dallas, TX

October 9 Thievery Corporation @ The Fillmore Miami, FL

Oct. 31 & Nov. 1 Built to Spill @ The Fillmore San Francisco, CA


Downtown Records released the new David Gray video for "Fugitive" from Draw The Line. It's fantastic - this song is one of my new faves!

The new album Draw the Line is out September 22 on Downtown Records. David will perform "Fugitive" on David Letterman on September 25. His tour begins in Boston on October 23.

October 23, 2009 The Wang Theatre Boston, MA
October 24, 2009 WAMU Theater at Madison Square Garden New York, NY
October 26, 2009 Massey Hall Toronto, ON
October 27, 2009 Tower Theatre Upper Darby, PA
October 29, 2009 Chicago Auditorium Theatre Chicago, IL
October 30, 2009 Orpheum Theatre Minneapolis, MN
November 01, 2009 Paramount Theatre Denver, CO
November 02, 2009 Kingsbury Hall Salt Lake City, UT
November 04, 2009 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall Portland, OR
November 08, 2009 Nob Hill Masonic Auditorium San Francisco, CA
November 09, 2009 Orpheum Theatre Los Angeles, CA

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Eulogies' video for 'Two Can Play' debuted last week on MTV2's Subterranean. In the song, frontman Peter Walker and guest Nikki Monninger (of Silversun Pickups) sing a beautiful, but bittersweet duet. In the video, which was directed by Suzie Vlcek (who also directed the video for SSPU’s hit 'Lazy Eye'), the two of them go head-to-head on the tennis court. See how it all plays out in the video!


Los Angelinos! To celebrate the August 18th release of the official soundtrack to Inglourious Basterds, Quentin Tarantino will visit Amoeba Records on August 20th for a special signing and exclusive midnight screening of the highly anticipated film.

The first 300 Basterds to purchase an "Inglourious Night" fanpack will receive:
-the official soundtrack on CD (vinyl is also available for just $5 more)
-a GUARANTEED spot to meet Quentin Tarantino where he will autograph one item of choice
-a ticket to the exclusive midnight screening at the Arclight Theater, where Tarantino will introduce the film himself!

Fanpacks, which retail at $30, will be available for purchase at Amoeba starting August 18th at 10:30am.


British dance-pop sensation Little Boots, known to her family and friends as Victoria Hesketh, is without question the most talked-about new UK pop star of the year. The Blackpool-born singer first captured attantion as a member of electro-indie combo Dead Disco. Opting to pursue a solo career as Little boots, she assembled an arsenal of synths and began airing her developing work on YouTube for all to see. Having recently released her US-only EP, Illuminations this summer, Little Boots will return to North America next month for a handful of tour dates.

Little Boots North American tour dates
September 14 - Toronto, ON - Wrongbar
September 16 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
September 17 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
September 18 - Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy
September 19 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent

Monday, August 17, 2009


Not really a big fan of Scar Jo, but I do like Pete Yorn and I'm really feeling this song. It's very She and Him (Zooey's band with M. Ward. Here's Scarlett taking another crack at her music career. ENJOY!


The Sounds have been busy these past few months. They just wrapped up their tour with No Doubt, released their new album and now are about to kick off their headlining fall tour this week.

MTV caught up with them after their performance at the Key Club in Hollywood. Here's what they had to say!

Also, check out this new remix contest for their song "Beatbox." A message from The Sounds below that was posted on their official Myspace page.

Hey everyone!

We've just launched a "Beatbox" remix contest on Indaba Music!. Join the Indaba community, download the song stems, and show us what you can do with them. The Indaba community will vote for a pool of their favorite entries, and we will help select the baddest, savviest, most imaginative remix as the winner!

Submissions are due by September 3rd. The winner will get crazy rewards including major shoutouts on our myspace, twitter, and facebook. 10 honorable mentions will get autographed copies of Crossing The Rubicon.

Have fun! We can't wait to hear your work.


The Sounds.


"Mirror's Image" is the new single from The Horrors album Primary Colours.