June 2005

Pearl Jam To Play Two Night Atlantic City Run

Pearl Jam will cap a slate of fall tour dates with a Sept. 30-Oct. 1 stand at the 3,700-capacity Borgata in Atlantic City, N.J. Sleater-Kinney, which previously toured with Pearl Jam in 2003, will open both shows, tickets for which go on sale July 9.

The Atlantic City stand will come at the end of Pearl Jam’s three-week tour of Canada, which kicks off Sept. 2 in Vancouver and will close Sept. 25 in St. John’s, Newfoundland. The band will also open a Sept. 28 show for the Rolling Stones in Pittsburgh.

Source billboard.com.

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The Go-Betweens: Oceans Apart

For the most part, The Go-Betweens have recorded a satisfying record that evokes palpable feelings and emotions yet becomes a bit uneven at the end. Despite that, the album is worth it for the first three tracks alone.

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Detroit Cobras Announce Fall Tour

Settle down lovers, Bloodshot’s newest signing, THE DETROIT COBRAS, have announced their fall US tour — They’ll be on the road supporting their Bloodshot debut and the band’s first US release in four years.

Baby,” The Detroit Cobra’s first release on Bloodshot Records, is a detour off the beaten path, a collection of 20 inimitable, rocked-out renditions of mostly obscure R&B songs that pay homage to Detroit’s thick musical background reflecting back to Fortune Records and D-Town’s back catalog.

10-08-05 — Beachland Tavern — Cleveland OH
10-11-05 — North Star Bar — Philadelphia PA
10-12-05 — The Mercury Lounge — New York NY
10-13-05 — Southpaw — Brooklyn, NY
10-14-05 — Middle East — Cambridge MA
10-15-05 — Maxwell’s — Hoboken NJ
10-22-05 — Culture Room — Ft. Lauderdale FL
10-25-05 — The Parish @ HOB — New Orleans LA
10-27-05 — Rudyard’s Beer Bar — Houston, TX
10-28-05 — Gypsy Tea Room — Dallas, TX
10-29-05 — Emo’s — Austin, TX
10-31-05 — Plush — Tuscon, AZ
11-01-05 — The Clubhouse — Tempe, AZ
11-03-05 — The Casbah — San Diego, CA
11-04-05 — Troubadour — West Hollywood, CA
11-05-05 — Bottom Of The Hill — San Francisco, CA
11-07-05 — Sabala’s — Portland, OR
11-08-05 — Chop Suey — Seattle, WA
11-10-05 — The Velvet Room — Salt Lake City, UT
11-11-05 — Bluebird Theater — Denver, CO
11-16-05 — The High Noon Saloon — Madison, WI
11-17-05 — Mad Planet — Milwaukee, WI
11-18-05 — Triple Rock — Minneapolis, MN

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X: Live In Los Angeles: Directed by Amber Cordero

Sometimes a reunion can be an embarrassing thing. But X acquit themselves most admirably on the appropriately-titled Live In Los Angeles, taped November 26 and 27, 2004 in the city where the punk legends first burst into raucous life. With no more set decoration than a curtain with a large

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TSAR: Band-Girls-Money

Unlike the Weezer-esque timbre of the first record, this sophomore set is in your face with very little over-the-top production; just straight rock and roll.

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Bluegrass legend Danny Barnes To Tour With Bill Frisell and Tim O’Brien

On August 2nd, 2005, the Atlanta-based Terminus Records will release Get Myself Together, the latest solo effort from bluegrass legend Danny Barnes. Get Myself Together, a collection of 13 originals and select covers, is the follow up to Danny’s highly acclaimed 2003 release, Dirt On The Angel. The album is a showcase for the multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter Barnes, who plays banjo, tuba, guitars, harmonicas, and more.

On this record, Grammy winning bassist/producer/engineer Garey Shelton, who also produced the record at his Seattle-based studio, Gary Shelton Productions, accompanies Barnes. Shelton also plays bass with The Believers and Bo Didley. Joining Barnes and Shelton is 19-year-old violin prodigy Brittany Hass (Darol Angers, Republic of Strings, Bruce Molsky, The Waybacks), who often performs with Barnes in the Yonder Mountain String Band.

Prior to the release of the record, Barnes will contribute banjo on Bill Frisell’s Canadian tour, which kicks off July 7th in Winnipeg at the Winnipeg Folk Festival and culminates with two shows in Chicago on August 8th at the Old Town School of Folk Music. In addition to performing with Frisell, Danny will open both shows to celebrate the release of Get Myself Together. Both Bill and Danny’s shows will be taped and played on a later date on XM Radio as part of Robbie Fulks’ Secret Country Radio Hour.

Barnes will celebrate the release of Get Myself Together with two CD release shows in the Pacific Northwest, including Friday, September 16th at Imbibe in Portland and Saturday, September 17 at the Tractor Tavern in Seattle.

This fall, Barnes will hit the road as a sideman for Tim O’Brien, opening on select dates.

In other news, earlier this year Barnes contributed banjo on Robert Earl Keens new CD What I Really Mean and recently accompanied him on several West Coast tour dates. He also produced Robyn Ludwick’s new CD For So Long, which will be released on July 12, 2005

More information and full tour schedules may be found at dannybarnes.com

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Intonation Music Festival Hits Chicago

The Intonation Music Festival will be the Midwest’s landmark
independent music event this summer on July 16 &17. Curated by the online music magazine Pitchfork Media, the two-day festival will showcase a multi-genre line-up featuring many of the most innovative acts in music today, with 2 stages as well as a DJ Tent created by Biz 3 Publicity pairing unlikely musicians spinning together. There will be a WLUW Record Fair and a unique variety of food, clothing, and art vendors.

Due to a tremendous response to the festival announcement from music
lovers coast to coast, the festival site has been moved to Union Park in Chicago, one of the city’s wide-open green spaces. With far
greater capacity than our previous site we will be able to
accommodate a higher expected festival attendance and create a
spacious and comfortable festival environment for all. Admission
price is $15 per day or $22 for a limited number of two day passes
which will be available on-line only.

SATURDAY, JULY 16:
1:00 pm Head of Femur
1:30 pm Pelican
2:00 pm The M’s
2:45 pm AC Newman
3:30 pm Magnolia Electric Company
4:30 pm Four Tet
5:30 pm Broken Social Scene
6:30 pm The Go! Team
7:20 pm Prefuse 73
8:00 pm Death From Above 1979
9:00 pm Tortoise

DJ Stage-presented by Biz3
3:30 pm Laurent from Pelican
5:30 pm Will Oldham/Jean Grae
7:30 pm Will Oldham/Jean Grae

SUNDAY, JULY 17:
1:00 pm Thunderbirds Are Now!
1:30 pm Dungen
2:00 pm Xiu Xiu
2:45 pm Out Hud
3:30 pm The Hold Steady
4:30 pm Andrew Bird
5:30 pm Deerhoof
6:30 pm The Wrens
7:30 pm Les Savy Fav
8:30 pm The Decemberists

DJ Stage-presented by Biz3
3:30 pm Reine from Dungen
5:30 pm El-P
7:30 pm Diplo

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