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Julian Casablancas singer’s ‘Disney’ gigs

The Strokes singer and chief songwriter Julian Casablancas is planning a number of huge ”Disney-style” concerts in Europe and America to launch his debut solo album ‘Phrazes For the Young’, which is due to be released next month.

It will feature all new material written by Casablancas.

Track titles include: River of Brake Lights, Glass and Ludlow St. Casablancas, a founding member of The Strokes, plans to announce a special series of U.S. dates shortly to be followed by a solo tour later in the year.

But Julian has warned fans the shows are likely to be “very different” to anything he’s ever done before.

He told NME magazine: “I’m in the process of figuring out what kind of show it’s going to be. It’s like anything, it’s starting out probably a little bit too ambitious so we’ve got to figure out what we can and can’t do and that will dictate how much touring happens.

“Ideally, I’m going to try to put on some over-the-top, amazing, Disney shows. You know how they have some amazing rides where you feel like you’re in a weird world, like the Epcot Centre or something?

“I’m not thinking of the big Goofy costume but I was thinking of how those rides make you feel with lots of set changes and stuff. But that might not happen and we’ll do straight shows, I haven’t quite figured it out yet, it’s the next thing to do.”

Read the full interview in this week’s magazine that is out now.

August 13, 2009 Posted by | Music | , | Leave a comment

MGMT new album details and more

MGMT have revealed they are working with cult guitarist Sonic Boom for the New-Yorkers long awaited second album.

The band have called on Pete Kember (Boom)- to produce their forthcoming album, called Congratulations and have said that the album is due out early next year.

Boom who is best known for his work as frontman for Spacemen 3, alongside Spiritualized’s Jason Pierce was asked by Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser after they met this year at London’s Sonic Cathedral clubnight, and have said that ten tracks have already been recorded in the US.

The video shown is MGMT playing ‘It’s Working’ a new song off their upcoming album at The All Points West.

The band have also confirmed they are working with Jay-Z on a track for his forthcoming album ‘The Blueprint 3’.

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The ‘2009 MTV Video Music Awards’ add Jay-Z and Lady Gaga to performers

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

MTV has announced that Jay-Z and Lady Gaga will join the already impressive list of VMAs performers that includes Green Day, P!nk, Taylor Swift and Muse.

Rap artist JAY-Z, a “Best Male Video” and “Best Hip Hop” nominee for “D.O.A (Death of Auto-Tune),” will hit the stage to perform a song from his highly anticipated upcoming album The Blueprint 3.

Lady Gaga, known for her over the top live performances and fashion forward style is sure to bring the crowd to their feet with a single from her multi-platinum debut album, The Fame. G

Gaga will vie for an outstanding nine moonmen including the coveted “Video of the Year.” In addition, Nelly Furtado, Gossip Girl’s Leighton Meester and iCarly’s Miranda Cosgrove have joined Katy Perry, Ne-Yo and Chace Crawford to present.

As previously reported, comedian Russell Brand will host the show.

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The Raveonettes new album tracklisting

The Raveonettes

The Raveonettes

The Raveonettes have announced the tracklisting of their new album ‘In And Out Of Control’ in stores October 5th.

The tracklisting for ‘In And Out Of Control’ is:

Gone Forever
Last Dance
Boys Who Rape (Should Be Destroyed)
Heart Of Stone
Oh, I Buried You Today
Breaking Into Cars
Break Up Girls!

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White Lies rock the dead at L.A. graveyard gig

The White Lies played a private set on Hollywood Forever’s hallowed grounds, and the crimson-walled crypt proved to be the perfect environment for the perpetually black-clad and gloom-mongering Brit rockers

Above is a clip (fittingly, of the song “Death”) from the White Lies landmark Hollywood Forever show, which White Lies singer Harry McVeigh declared “definitely the weirdest place we’ve ever played.”

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Weezer album 7 release date!

…People, its official: Weezer’s upcoming 7th studio album (title, details, etc to be announced) is set for release October 27th, 2009!


The video shown is of Weezer covering MGMT and Lady Gaga all in one song – footage pulled from 5/09 live shows.

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Dizzee Rascal new album info

Dizzee Rascal has announced the tracklisting of his fourth album, it will be called ‘Tongue ‘N’ Cheek’ and it will be released on September 21 and features 11 songs.

Included in the tracklisting are both Dizzee’s UK Number One singles ‘Dance Wiv Me’ and ‘Bonkers’.

The tracklisting of ‘Tongue ‘N’ Cheek’ is:

Road Rage
Dance Wiv Me
Freaky Freaky
Can’t Tek No More
Chillin’ Wiv Da Man Dem
Dirtee Cash
Money Money Money
Bad Behaviour

Dizzee is set to head out on tour around the UK in October and November with several dates selling out fast.

August 11, 2009 Posted by | Music | Leave a comment

Jet’s frontman Nic Chester taken to hospital after London gig

Aussie rockers Jet were left worried last night when frontman Nic Chester was taken to hospital after collapsing on stage in London during a performance at the Hard Rock Café.

Two songs into the set, Nic fell to the floor but he got himself back onto his feet, jokingly telling the crowd he’d thought he had come down with swine flu.

A few minutes later the singer passed out again, prompting band members and medical staff and rushed to University College Hospital for blood tests.

The singer is still in hospital and being treated for symptoms of gastroenteritis, dehydration and vomiting however he is expected to be fit for Jet’s acoustic set at Parker McMillan on Wednesday.

The band are set to play a toned-down set in the UK capital as part of the This Feeling club night.

Support will come from Jersey Budd and Soul Boy Mystic Collective DJs. See Myspace.com/thisfeelingclub for details.

The band are in the UK to promote their comeback album, ‘Shaka Rock’, thats in stores on September 7.

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The Dead Weather announce UK tour

White Stripes man Jack White and The Kills’ Alison Mosshart side projects The Dead Weather have announced a UK tour that will start in October.

They play the following dates

Manchester Academy (October 19)
Newcastle O2 Academy (21)
Edinburgh Picture House (22)
Leeds O2 Academy (23)
Bristol O2 Academy (25)
Birmingham O2 Academy (26)
London Brixton O2 Academy (29)

Tickets go on sale at 9am (BST) on Friday.

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The Prodigy announce ‘Run With The Wolves’ UK Tour

The Prodigy

The Prodigy

In response to overwhelming requests from fans asking the band to play further afield around the UK, The Prodigy have confirmed 6 very special UK dates for January 2010, before continuing on their ‘Invaders’ world tour.

As the band explain “We wanted to kick off 2010 in the UK so we are coming to some of the towns that we missed last year – sometimes these places can get forgotten so we wanted to bring the show to fans who don’t often get a chance to see us”

The dates are:

Thurs 21st – Doncaster Dome T: 0871 2200 260
Fri 22nd – Bridlington Spa T: 01262 678 258
Sat 23rd – Blackpool Empress Ballroom T: 0871 2200 260
Mon 25th – Plymouth Pavilions T: 0845 146 1460
Tues 26th – Southend Cliffs Pavilion T: 01702 351 135
Wed 27th – Bournemouth Intl Centre T: 0844 576 3000

Tickets go on general sale from 9.30am on Friday 14th August, priced £32.50 tickets and are available from here

The group recently announced that in December they will be playing at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, N Ireland on the 17th and at The O2 in Dublin, Eire on the 18th.

Tickets for both gigs go on sale from the 14th August at http://www.ticketmaster.ie

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