Friday, April 23, 2010


Check out the new video co-directed by Spike Jonze and James Murphy below. This Is Happening drops May 18th via DFA and you can stream the whole record on their official site.


The lovely Australian duo An Horse has just released a new video for their song "Postcards," off their album Rearrange Beds, out now via Mom + Pop Music. I am loving this song!

An Horse just released a remix EP digitally last month, called Beds Rearranged, and they are currently on tour with Kaki King.

An Horse + Kaki King Tour Dates:

Apr 28 2010 Philadelphia, PA Theater of Living Arts
Apr 29 2010 Washington DC 9:30 Club
Apr 30 2010 Carrboro, NC Cat's Cradle
May 1 2010 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse
May 5 2010 Ann Arbor, MI The Ark
May 6 2010 Chicago, IL Park West
May 7 2010 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon
May 8 2010 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater
May 9 2010 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room
May 11 2010 Boulder, CO The Fox Theatre
May 12 2010 Aspen, CO Belly Up, Aspen
May 14 2010 Seattle, WA Neumo's
May 15 2010 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
May 16 2010 Eugene, OR WOW Hall
May 19 2010 Reno, NV Knitting Factory
May 20 2010 Petaluma, CA Mystic Theatre
May 21 2010 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
May 22 2010 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre
May 24 2010 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up Tavern
May 25 2010 Pomona, CA The Glass House

Thursday, April 22, 2010


In honor of Earth Day, I'm telling you folks in Texas about a FREE SHOW tonight! The Middle East is playing the Loft in Dallas, Texas. If you can, GET OUT and CHECK OUT this band. I am obsessed! I hope to see them in L.A. this June, which I see they just added another show.

4/22--The Loft--Dallas, TX---FREE SHOW, ALL AGES
4/23--Revolution--Little Rock, AR (w/ Frightened Rabbit)
4/24--Masquerade Music Park--Atlanta, GA (w/ Frightened Rabbit)
5/5--Horseshoe--Toronto, ON
5/6--The Ladies Literary Club at Calvin College--Grand Rapids, MI (w/ Laura Marling)
5/7--Magic Stick--Detroit, MI (w/ Laura Marling)
5/8--Andy Warhol Museum--Pittsburgh, PA (w/ Laura Marling)
5/9--Big Orbit’s Soundlab--Buffalo, NY (w/ Laura Marling)
5/11--Space--Portland, ME (w/ Laura Marling)
5/13--Cabaret du Musee Juste Pour Rire--Montreal, QC (w/ Mumford & Sons)
5/14--The Middle East Downstairs--Cambridge, MA (w/ Mumford & Sons)
5/16--The Fillmore at TLA--Philadelphia, PA (w/ Mumford & Sons)
5/17--Music Hall of Williamsburg--Brooklyn, NY (w/ Mumford & Sons)
5/18--Webster Hall--New York, NY (w/ Mumford & Sons)
5/19--Mercury Lounge--New York, NY (wh. Mountain Man)
5/20--930 Club--Washington, DC (w/ Mumford & Sons)
5/21--Beachland Ballroom--Cleveland, OH (w/ Mumford & Sons)
5/22--Wexner Center--Columbus, OH (w/ Mumford & Sons)
5/24--Lincoln Hall--Chicago, IL (w/ Mumford & Sons)
5/25--Varsity Theater--Minneapolis, MN (w/ Mumford & Sons)
5/29--Sasquatch Music Festival--Quincy, WA
5/30--560 Club--Vancouver, BC (w/ Mumford & Sons)
5/31--Aladdin Theater--Portland, OR (w/ Mumford & Sons)
6/2--Slim’s--San Francisco, CA (w/ Mumford & Sons)
6/3--The Music Box--Los Angeles, CA (w/ Mumford & Sons)
6/4--The Music Box--Los Angeles, CA (w/ Mumford & Sons)
6/6--Belly Up Tavern--Solana Beach, CA (w/ Mumford & Sons)
6/7--Rhythm Room--Phoenix, AZ (w/ Mumford & Sons)
6/9--Antone’s--Austin, TX (w/ Mumford & Sons)
6/10--House Of Blues Cambridge Room--Dallas, TX (w/ Mumford & Sons)
6/12-- Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival--Manchester, TN

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Fresh off their weekend at Coachella, The XX has premiered a brand new video for their single "Islands." Tickets also just went on sale for their show in L.A. in June.


An Australian favorite of mine, The Temper Trap just finished their BIG performance @ Coachella this past weekend. Yesterday, the band was @ KCRW to perform a few of their songs for Morning Becomes Eclectic.

Also, check out our interview with the band while they were here in L.A.


In celebration of the release of his new album, Emotion And Commotion, Jeff Beck will be performing live from the GRAMMY® Museum in Los Angeles, CA on Thursday, April 22 at 7:30pm PST.

The event will be webcast live at and the radio broadcast of the event will air on KLOS FM at 10 PMPST.

A direct link to webcast page on KLOS:

A direct link to webcast with live chat at Stickam:

Emotion And Commotion, Jeff Beck's first release in seven years, is available now from Rhino Records.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


The Temper Trap stops by KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic in about 40 minutes. YOU gotta listen/watch if you can. Also, don't forget to check out our interview with the band a few weeks back when they were in L.A.

Also,KCRW welcomed Jonis in the studio yesterday. Jonsi is the Sigur Ros frontman, in case you didnt know. If you missed it, check it out!

Monday, April 19, 2010


In between their sets @ Coachella, bands found time to perform or give interviews around the local Coachella suites. Check out a few of the hightlights!


Langhorne Slim "Cinderella" from Kemado Records on Vimeo.

The music industry has changed by leaps and bounds over the last few years and one of the best things to happen as a result is the accessibility to those artists you love. Bands HAVE to produce more and tour harder to share their art and no one plays harder than Langhorne Slim. His new video for "Cinderella" is a montage of live clips from shows, hugs with fans, playing guitar on a subway platform on the Lower East Side and everything in between. Langhorne Slim and his band have had the time of their lives supporting their latest record, Be Set Free, make sure to catch them as they continue their tour.

Langhorne Slim Tour Dates
Apr 22---Duel Beat---Napoli, Italy
Apr 23---Init---Roma, Italy
Apr 24---Officina 49---Cesena, Forlì
Apr 27---The Atomic Cafe---Munich, Germany
Apr 28---Bang Bang Club---Berlin, Germany
Apr 30---Loppen---Copenhagen, Denmark
May 2---Garage---Oslo, Sweden
May 3---Gruener Jaeger---Hamburg, Germany
May 4--Haldern Pop Bar---Haldern, Germany
May 5---Studio 672---Koln, Germany
May 7---Freebutt---Brighton, England
May 9---The Cluny---Newcastle upon Tyne, England
May 10---Sneaky Pete’s---Edinburgh, Scotland
May 11---Bodega Nottingham---London, England
May 12---The Borderline---London, England
May 13---The Louisiana---Bristol, England
May 15---Paardvantroje - Walk the Line Festival Den Haag, Zuid---Holland
May 16---Video---Gent, Belgium
May 18---Scopitone Club---Paris, France
May 20---Sala Becool---Barcelona, Spain
May 21---Moby Dick---Madrid, Spain
May 25---La Spezia---Scaletta Zanclea
May 27---Clandestino---Faenza, Ravenna
May 28---Beat Cafe---San Salvo, Marina
May 30---Sasquatch Music Festival @ The Gorge Amphitheatre
***SOLD OUT***---Quincy, Washington
Jun 12---Bonnaroo---Manchester, Tennessee
Aug 7 & 8---Pendarvis Farm - Pickathon Show 1---Happy Valley, Oregon


The three-day Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival is playing to sellout crowds this weekend and shattering attendance records, festival officials said. The Goldenvoice-promoted festival, now in its 11th year, is drawing a record 75,000 people per day to the Empire Polo Club in the desert community of Indio, up nearly 15,000 from last year’s daily average. But the record attendance and a later curfew — 1 a.m. instead of midnight — weren’t the only new wrinkles in the festival. Promoters found themselves worrying about the eruption of an Icelandic volcano and its massive ash cloud, which halted flights in and out of Britain and northern Europe. A festival spokeswoman said seven artists were grounded in Britain, including Chicago’s Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, which had been on tour in Europe. British rock bands the Cribs and Frightened Rabbit were among those unable to get to the U.S. for the festival. “We would have taken any slot, any time, just to play this festival,” said Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchison. “If you’re playing to people who’ve come to see you at a club show, the battle has been won.” The band had a prime Friday afternoon slot, and was counting on Coachella to increase its standing in the U.S. “This is bad for us on all levels,” Hutchison said. “We were about to head out on a U.S. tour, and this would have been a good way to get a few more fans on board.” Getting to Coachella wasn’t easy, even for those in Southern California. Traffic was at a near-standstill for much of Friday afternoon, as the four-mile route from the 10 Freeway to the venue was at a crawl throughout the day. Once they parked, fans spoke of hour-plus waits to get into the gates. Henry Conklin, a 19-year-old New York University student, said his friend paid a woman $40 to cut in line. Indio police spokesman Ben Guitron confirmed reports that a small number of ticketless fans had jumped the gate, but police made only 12 arrests Friday, and all were alcohol- or drug-related. Despite the increase in attendance, the arrest number was on pace to be down slightly from last year, when 69 arrests were made throughout the weekend. Police were also adjusting to the later curfew. After Goldenvoice was slapped with more than $50,000 in fines last year when headliner Paul McCartney played past the midnight deadline, the company won approval to extend Friday and Saturday curfew to 1 a.m. As a compromise, the department said Goldenvoice’s country-music Stagecoach festival will end at 11 p.m. rather than midnight next weekend. Even with longer hours and five stages of music, many festivalgoers had to strain for a glimpse of the more hotly anticipated acts. Up-and-coming rock group Yeasayer and beloved electronic act La Roux were performing at one of Coachella’s three tent-covered side stages, which overflowed in the afternoon heat, keeping many fans 30 or more feet away from snaring a glimpse of the artists. Yet the mood on the grounds was far from tense. Attendees were eager to brave the heat and lines for a Friday-night headlining set from one of music’s biggest stars, hip-hop artist Jay-Z. He had an unbilled, A-list surprise guest in tow — his pop-star wife, Beyonce.

We headed out Saturday morning, because we had tickets for Saturday and mostly wanted to see the lineup on Sat. It was such an amazing weekend. We got there around 1pm (missing traffic) so we could catch Frightened Rabbits, who never ended up making out due to the volcano in Iceland; however, we did see The Temper Trap, MGMT, Hot Chip, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, and The XX. Finally, around 9pm we left so we could hit up the Ace Hotel After Party that was going on in Palm Springs.

I normally am not big on crowds, but there is something about music festivals that I really like. I don't know if it has to do with the magic of the desert or what, but there is just this amazing energy that you want to be part of. Many of the band I have already seen, but it's cool to see them in a festival setting. Everyone should at least try it once if you are a music lover.

Finally, Sunday we wrapped up the weekend @ the Ace Hotel Desert Gold Poolside Party with an acoustic set from Sondre Lerche. It was the perfect end to a perfect weekend. Thanks to everyone who made this weekend a fun one! I am already looking forward to next year!