Thursday, June 26, 2008

Blowoff / Time Out NY

Out gay rocker Bob Mould was thinking outside the box when he ditched the guitars and alt-rock of Hüsker Dü and Sugar, went solo with electronica in 2002 and had a brief gig with the World Championship Wrestling division. Yet his more recent foray as club DJ for the massively popular Blowoff party—for which he tag teams with house/electronica/Pink Noise–remix guru Richard Morel—came from thinking about what’s inside the box.

“When I moved down from New York City to D.C. in 2002, Richard and I got together and started writing,” recalls Mould, who still performs as a soloist; he and Morel had first met at a record release party for Morel’s album Queen of the Highway. “One day there was a box in the corner, and I asked him what’s in the box and he said, ‘It’s a DJ rig. Some guys I work with gave it to me, but I hate DJs and deejaying.’ So I said, ‘Why don’t we deejay and throw a party? Maybe it would be a good way for me to meet people.’ And it’s given me an outlet for the club side of me without pissing off the indie rock boys that don’t like the synthesizers or the beats. So I tour [my rock stuff], then I always have Blowoff to look forward to selfishly and personally—a great balance.” (more at

Immortal Technique pics...

Monday, June 23, 2008

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

moe. & Dr. John photos

moe. & Dr. John photos are in the photo gallery.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Adele / Mudhoney

Adele and Mudhoney are in the photo gallery.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

F Yeah

Click the image for full size. Tickets here.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Monday, June 9, 2008

Dr. John / NY Times feature

Mac Rebennack, the 67-year-old New Orleans pianist, guitarist and songwriter better known as Dr. John, carries the city’s lore in his fingers, his scratchy voice and his memory. He has lived in New York City and on Long Island since the 1980s, but when he revisits his birthplace it’s as if he never left. New Orleans culture, he said in his ever-surprising vocabulary, has “wacknosity” — things only New Orleanians do.
In late April he was back in his old hometown, revisiting his past and present. He performed during the first weekend of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, introducing some of the songs on the angry new album he released this week, “City That Care Forgot” (429 Records). (Dr. John is to perform in New York City on June 17 at the Highline Ballroom.)

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Sing along with Aimee Mann!

Lucky Fan Gets Chance to Sing with Aimee Mann
Aimee Mann’s fans have been singing along with her songs at shows and at home for years. Now Aimee is now giving these fans, and anyone else, a chance to sing with her live. All they need to do is video tape themselves singing Aimee Mann’s new song “Freeway,” from her upcoming CD @#%&*! Smilers, and upload it to YouTube at

Aimee Mann and SuperEgo Records will view and pick their favorites. The top winner will have an opportunity to sing live with Aimee at one of her upcoming shows! Ten runners-up will receive an autographed copy of Aimee’s new CD, @#%&*! Smilers, and all finalists will be considered for a music category spotlight on YouTube. The contest starts June 4th and submissions must be received by July 7th.

Entrants can get the lyrics, the instrumental version of “Freeway” and contest details at: Mann will be touring throughout the summer and fall, along with upcoming television appearances on the Tonight Show and the View.

Dr. John and Voice critic Embark on a Chile-Pepper Eating Contest

The Village Voice has a nice feature on Dr. John eating lots of spicy chinese food. Tickets for his June 17 CD release show with Adam Green are available here.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Jon Langford interview / Village Voice

Jon Langford is likely best known as a founding member of the Mekons, the Leeds, England punk collective that just last year celebrated their 30th anniversary. But the Mekons are far from his only creative outlet—he's also a painter, alternative bon vivant, and involved in sundry other musical projects. Langford led the Three Johns into the early '90s and keeps current with the transformative Pine Valley Cosmonauts, as well as his own solo work, and the occasional guest appearance. But following a recent live release (Waco Express: Live & Kickin' at Schuba's Tavern), this week the effervescent Langford will lead his Waco Brothers into town, a rare roadtrip for the politically attuned Chicago alt-country band that once upon a time, formed for beer money.

Tell me something you've never done before in your life.
You know what? My son just yelled skydiving, so I'll say skydiving. That's probably something I never will do in my life either.

Yeah, me either. Tell me something that you've done once and one time only.
Thunder Mountain at Euro Disney, the only place in France you can go and not get a glass of wine. So I'm not doing that again either.

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