Saturday, October 15, 2011

Quick Notes: Disco Doom, Chris Cornell, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, + More

*Disco Doom have updated their US tour schedule, check it below...

"hi everyone, we'll play the Boise Neurolux show not 17th but 18th of October and tonight there's a house show in Santa Cruz/CA with 4 other bands come over!

Oct. 14: Santa Cruz @ house show - 116 Walti St. - w/ Ugly Winners and 3 other bands
Oct. 16: Boise/ID Radio Boise Set - recording - will be broadcasted later
Oct. 18: Boise/ID @ Neurolux
Oct. 20: Portland/OR @ Kenton Club - w/ Scared Crow
Oct. 21: Seattle/WA @ Moore Theater, Street Art Festival - w/ Built To Spill, Seapony

*[] Chris Cornell was the musical guest on last night’s (October 12th) episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!“ [ed note: with Alain Johannes]. You can watch him perform his track “The Keeper” on the show below. The song appears on the soundtrack for the film “Machine Gun Preacher” and is also featured on Cornell‘s new “Songbook” release, which is due out on November 21st through UME.

*[] Jack Black plays the title character in the instantly classic video for the uncensored version of Stephen Malkmus and the Jick’s “Senator”. In the four minute clip, directed by Daily Show writer Scott Jacobson, you’ll also see Office Space boss Gary Cole playing guitar in a cowboy hat, Malkmus showing off the length of his middle finger, and (spoiler!!!) the effects of doing way too much cocaine. Check out the clip below, via Bill Simon’s Grantland. Malkmus and co.’s latest LP, Mirror Traffic, is out now via Matador.

*[] Clutch frontman/guitarist Neil Fallon has revealed the five albums that ‘changed his life’ to Noisecreep. You can find the full list at the aforementioned link and sleep easy knowing that Kyuss‘ “Welcome To Sky Valley” [ed note: and Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon"] is on it.

*[] Indie power couple Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon, both lead vocalists of the iconic band Sonic Youth, have announced that they are separating ... Do not dismay, Sonic Youth fans. Though the couple is calling it quits after 27 years of marriage, the band isn't, at least not through November.

Matador Records reports: "Musicians Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore, married in 1984, are announcing they have separated. Sonic Youth, with both Kim and Thurston involved, will proceed with its South American tour dates in November. Plans beyond that tour are uncertain. The couple has requested respect for their personal privacy and does not wish to issue further comment."

Moore met Gordon in New York in 1981 through her old band CKM and the two formed Sonic Youth with Lee Ranaldo. They had their daughter Coco in 1994. The married musicians have both been involved in independent side projects, with Thurston Moore's record label, Kim Gordon's art endeavors as well as their several separate musical efforts.

*[] Helmet‘s new music video for their track “So Long” has arrived online and can be seen below. The clip was directed by Eddie Granillo.

*[] Petty Fest, the annual tribute to Tom Petty, celebrated two sold out shows in New York last week. The event brought together dozens of actors, comedians and musicians, including members of Kings of Leon, The Black Keys, The Strokes, Norah Jones, James Iha, Michael Cera, Will Forte, Jason Sudeikis, and many others who performed their favorite Petty classics. Each sold-out show, at Bowery Ballroom and Music Hall of Williamsburg, featured 30-plus song set lists, and the proceeds benefited Doctors Without Borders, a charity handpicked by Petty himself.

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