Tuesday, February 14, 2012
*[pitchfork.com] SXSW is right around the corner, and we've got some big news to share regarding our official showcase. It's taking place March 15 at the Central Presbyterian Church, and will feature none other than Fiona Apple. The beloved singer-songwriter hasn't played more than a handful of shows since 2007. We're beyond excited to be hosting this performance in an intimate space that only holds about 400 people.
Fiona will open the showcase at 8 p.m. Only SXSW badges and wristbands will be admitted. Stay tuned for details on the rest of the lineup.
*[theprp.com] The first major announcement has been made for this years “Bonnaroo Music And Arts Festival“. This years festival will take place in Manchester, TN from June 07th-10th and will be headlined by Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Phish. See the complete line-up HERE. Exploding In Sound "Bands of Interest" (other than Radiohead and RHCP) include...
Mariachi El Bronx
The Joy Formidable
*[theprp.com] A web exclusive video of Primus performing their track “Jerry Was A Racecar Driver” during their recent appearance on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” has been posted online. You can watch it over HERE.
*[consequenceofsound.net] Jack White has released the video for “Love Interruption”, the lead single from his upcoming solo debut, Blunderbuss. Directed by White himself, the clip also features back-up vocalist Ruby Amanfu, clarinet/bass clarinet player Emily Bowland, and Brooke Waggoner on wurlitzer electric piano. Watch it below. Blunderbuss is out April 24th via Third Man/Columbia. See him on tour:
03/10 – Chattanooga, TN @ Track 29
03/12 – Birmingham, AL @ WorkPlay Soundstage
03/13 – Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theatre
03/15 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
05/18 – Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Music Festival
05/26 – Quincy, WA @ Sasquatch! Music Festival
06/23-24 – London, UK @ Radio 1's Hackney Weekend
*[theprp.com] Guns N’ Roses keyboardist Dizzy Reed has confirmed to Billboard.com that all members of the original band will be present at the groups upcoming “Rock And Rock Hall Of Fame” induction. The band are due to be inducted on April 14th with Reed offering:
“I know that all the original band is going to be there. I don’t know exactly what’s going to go down. It’s one of those things I’m sure will all come together and be really cool. I’m just going to go in with a good attitude and a clear head and a grateful heart.”
More on that from Reed can be found at the aforementioned link.
*[theprp.com] The Sword have apparently been in the studio in Austin, TX recently. A tweet from the band made yesterday, February 13th, reads:
“Big thanks to @octopusproject for letting us occupy their studio this afternoon! Working on mixes, sweet sounds coming from my speakers.”
*Hold Your Horse Is put out the first single off their new album Frimley for free download HERE! Check out their music video for it which can be seen below. The band are playing a free single launch show at Old Blue Last, London on Tuesday 28th February. Be there, commit HERE.
*Boston's orchestral alt rockers Art Decade have posted the music video for their track "Western Sunrise," which you can check out below. The video was described to me as being "sort of like a moving Van Gogh," a fairly accurate description. Check it out...
Posted by Dan Goldin at 11:34 PM