Friday, November 30, 2007

Clash Legend Mick Jones on His Crazy Fans, His New Album, and Why He Didn't Download ‘In Rainbows’

Really great interview with Mick Jones on New York magazine's culture vulture section.

Speaking of legends, what did you think of the Joe Strummer documentary?

Well, I thought I was good! No, that’s a joke. I thought it was like a really good three-part or traditional play, like a tragic-comedy: before, during and after. I thought it was one of Julien’s best films. I might have done it more like a stage show though. Like West Side Story.

Back to the new band: Do you worry that fans are going to come to your shows expecting to hear punk?
Oh no, I hope not. I hope that if they liked what Tony and I did in the past, hopefully they will be interested in what we’re doing now. It’s really different. We’re older guys. We’ve got lives and stuff. What we write about is how things affect our lives as we are now. We’re not trying to be like young guys prancing around like idiots.

How do you think your stage show has changed?
I don’t know. We dance, but we have the hurdles lower?

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and there's a handful of tix left for Carbon/Silicon on Dec 5. Buy em here.
UPDATE: advance tix sold out.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Ben Lee...

Ben Lee just got added to the Benefit.

He's in good company with Teddy Thompson, Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright, Kamila Thompson, Jenni Muldaur, Sonya Kitchell, Neal Casal, Tift Merritt , Christina Courtin, & surprise guests

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Tinariwen review...

When I entered the packed Highline Ballroom last night to watch the West-African group Tinariwen, I didn’t know what to expect exactly. This band of Tuareg nomads, who sing in the Tamashek language, draw on traditional Tuareg music and West-African blues guitar (think Ali Farka TourĂ©) to create soaring, trance-inducing aural trips (continue at

If you missed it; they're doing a FREE in store today at Other Music

Monday, November 19, 2007

more pics...

Pics from the 2nd night of Rev Horton Heat, Hank III, and Nashville Pussy are up.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Reverend Billy premier!

Cinema Village
22 East 12th Street, New York, NY 10013
Win tix to see Rev. Billy live at Highline Ballroom Dec. 2nd...
Click here to win tickets at

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Win Kin tix....

Win FREE tickets to The Kin by emailing us with "Kin" in the subject line.
First two responses win.

Also here is an exclusive Weezer cover by opener Wakey Wakey on the CMJ site:

New York singer/songwriter Wakey!Wakey! (aka Mike Grubbs) will release his debut album, Silent As A Movie, December 12 via Family Records. In preparation of the new LP, he has conducted a 10-week covers project, titled Wakey! Wednesdays, where each week he has picked a favorite song to strip down and record. Past tracks have included the Decemberists' "Apology Song" and Neutral Milk Hotel's "Two Headed Boy Pt. 2," but CMJ is exclusively premiering this week's tune, a cover of Weezer's "Say It Ain't So."

To download Wakey!Wakey!'s cover of "Say It Ain't So" click here.

one last Dashboard recap...

From Chris Carrabba himself:
The second NYC show was held at The Highline Ballroom, whichis an intimate room with no barricade, no separation at all between the crowdand I. This crowd seemed to knowthe first records as well as they knew the latter ones and I was inspired byit, I must have added six or seven songs into the set that I hadn’t intended ondoing in reaction to the crowds enthusiasm. I could see the audience individually that night, whichalways makes for a more memorable show in my experience. I could see the last row, where Ispotted Chad Neptune from Further Seems Forever, as well as the folks in thefront row. I couldn’t help ribbingChad a bit over the fact that I had offered Further what would come to be thefirst batch of Dashboard songs, and at the time his response was something tothe effect of, “ Chris, I don’t think that people are going to like thesesongs”(Ha!!!) He is a good friend,and a good sport to take this retelling with a big grin.

After the show, well after it in fact, I finally left myfriends, some of whom I hadn’t seen in a year, and met some of the people thatwaited to chat with me. One groupwere a female rugby team and their coach who looked like they needed some coatsto help them through the cold wait, and one girl who had made (yes MADE) me ascarf. I am grateful for thesegifts, but I need to remind you that I am happy to meet you and you don’t haveto bring me anything at all, but when you do, I really appreciate it, and whenyou have made them yourself I am very impressed.

Hank III & Nashville Pussy pics...

are up in the photo gallery.

Friday's show is also sold out now. We'll post Rev Horton Heat pics from that night...

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Black Dice mp3

is in the jukebox. get weird.

UPDATE: they also have a photo blog of their tour so far over at the Fader site

while we're at's a download of a track from the support band Wizzardzz (feat Brian Gibson of Lightning Bolt)

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Monday, November 5, 2007

Particle pics...

in the photo gallery

Win Rev Horton Heat tix!

Enter to win FREE tix at
UPDATE: Contest is over; winners have been notified. Thanks to everyone that entered!

Reverend Billy Movie Trailer

The trailer was removed from YouTube; for what we can only assume to be "legal reasons".
So..... here it is on Billy's site.

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble / Live audio...

Full audio from the show on 10/29! via the Hypnotic blog

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Carbon / Silicon

MP3 from Carbon/Silicon is up in the jukebox

Zap Mama / Halloween pics

are in the photo gallery