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February 18th, 2010

For twenty years at the famed Carnegie Hall venue in NYC, the annual benefit concert has assembled some of the biggest names in music and offers audiences a mix of unprecedented musical collaborations and solo offerings. Past unforgettable concerts have featured such talents as David Bowie, Paul Simon, Sheryl Crow, Moby, Sigur Ros, Bright Eyes, R.E.M., The National, Natalie Merchant, Rufus Wainwright, Vampire Weekend, Emmylou Harris, Live, Ray Davies and Damien Rice, among many others.

(February 17, 2010 – New York, NY) Tibet House US is proud to announce the complete line up of the 20th Annual Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall. This year’s esteemed line up, guided by artistic director Philip Glass, includes Iggy Pop, Patti Smith with Jesse Smith, Regina Spektor, Gogol Bordello, Pierce Turner, Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew and Tenzin Kunsel. The concert will take place on Friday, February 26th and tickets are still available via the Carnegie Hall Box Office.

The Octoberman Lofiles interview

February 18th, 2010

This is our Lofiles interview with Marc Morrissette and his Octoberman project, and its all about the choice of committing to make the music you believe in, as Running_from_safety is saying.

To the full interview.

To read his full bio

Field Music’s new album is out now, new MP3 and full album stream

February 17th, 2010

Following a self-imposed three year hiatus Sunderland, England’s Field Music are all set to return with a new 20 track double album on February 16th 2010. Powered, as ever, by brothers and co-frontmen Peter and David Brewis, Field Music’s line up now includes Kev Dosdale (guitar and keys) and Ian Black (bass).

Field Music released two acclaimed albums of unpretentious intricate beauty; 2006’s self titled debut and 2007’s Tones of Town both released on Memphis Industries/Revolver. Shortly after the release of the Tones of Town album Peter and David called time on the band playing their last show with Deerhoof in Leeds in May 2007.

The brothers sited the stifling “indie band” format as the main reason for putting “Field Music as a band” on hiatus and subsequently started working separately, but with a renewed vigour at their 8 Music studio.

2008 saw the release of two solo albums – David’s guitar heavy Sea From Shore album under the moniker School of Language and Peter’s highly acclaimed murder mystery themed Linn Drum, Fairlight and marimba affair, The Week That Was.

After lugging their marimba around the world for a year as The Week That Was the brothers started writing and recording together in early 2009 with the intention of releasing the results under the name Field Music. The new record, Field Music (Measure) will be released by Memphis Industries/Revolver on February 16th 2010.


03/15 – Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis, MN *

03/16 -High Noon Saloon, Madison, WI *

03/17 – Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL *

03/18 – Blind Pig, Ann Arbor MI *

03/19 – Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto, ONT *

03/20 – Il Motore, Montreal, QC *

03/21 – Great Scott, Allston, MA *

03/23 – Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY *

03/26 – Cafe Du Nord, San Francisco, CA

03/27 – Bootleg Theatrer, Los Angeles, CA

03/29 – Casbah, San Diego, CA

04/01 – KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic performance, Los Angeles, CA

* = w/ The Clientele


February 17th, 2010

Woodhands have announced the extension of their North American tour in support of Remorsecapade. After heading across, Canada, they will be hitting the United States, including dates at SxSW. Tour dates are listed at the end of this update!

You can order Remorsecapade on CD or Limited Edition Vinyl . The vinyl features a two colour, hand-silkscreened sleeve, and was pressed on 180gram vinyl in an extremely limited quantity of 300. They’ve been selling fast, so snap one up while you still can!

Paper Bag on the road

February 17th, 2010



Feb 20 – Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore Cabaret

Feb 24 – Edmonton, AB – Pawn Shop

Feb 25 – Calgary, AB – Broken City

Feb 26 – Saskatoon, SK – Amigo’s

Feb 27 – Winnipeg, MB – The Lo Pub

Mar 03 – Windsor, ON – Phog Lounge

Mar 04 – St. Catharines, ON – Level 3

Mar 05 – London, ON – Moon Over Marin

Mar 06 – Hamilton, ON – This Ain’t Hollywood

Mar 11 – Toronto, ON – Opera House**

Mar 17 – Austin, TX – Canadian Blast Showcase

Mar 18 – Austin, TX – Speakeasy (SxSW Paper Bag Records Showcase)

Mar 20 – Austin, TX – Peckerheads (SxSW Rolling Stone Party)

Mar 25 – Fort Collins, CO – Hodi’s Half Note

Mar 26 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge

Mar 27 – Kansas City, MO – The Conspiracy Room

Mar 28 – Madison, WI – The Frequency

Mar 29 – Indianapolis, IN – Radio Radio (Presented by My Old Kentucky Blog)

Mar 30 – St. Louis, MO – 2720

Apr 01 – Chicago, IL – The Bottom Lounge

Apr 03 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl

Apr 17 – Boulder, CO – The Boulder Theater*

Apr 20 – Fayetteville, AR – George’s Majestic Lounge*

Apr 21 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues Dallas*

Apr 22 – Houston, TX – The Ballroom at Wired Live*

Apr 23 – Austin, TX – Emo’s*

Apr 24 – New Orleans, LA – Tipitina’s*

Apr 08 – Ottawa, ON – Mavericks

Apr 09 – Quebec, QC – Le Cercle

Apr 10 – Montreal, QC – Club Lambi 

** w/ K-OS

* w/ Lotus

You Say Party! We Say Die!

Feb 27 – Surrey, BC – Olympics Show ++

Mar 09 – Seattle, WA – Chop Suey

Mar 10 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir

Mar 12 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill

Mar 13 – Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex

Mar 15 – Phoenix, AZ – Rhythm Room

Mar 18 – Austin, TX – Speakeasy (SxSW Paper Bag Records Showcase)

Mar 21 – Memphis, TN – Hi Tone

Mar 22 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl

Mar 23 – Charlotte, NC – Snug Harbor

Mar 24 – Baltimore, MD – Ottosbar

Mar 26 – New York, NY – Knitting Factory

Mar 27 – Boston, MA – TT The Bears

Mar 29 – New York, NY – Pianos

Mar 30 – Detroit, MI – Pike Room

Mar 31 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle

Apr 02 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern*

Apr 03 – Montreal, QC – La Sala Rossa*

Apr 05 – Sault Ste. Marie, ON – LopLops*

Apr 08 – Saskatoon, SK – Amigo’s*

Apr 10 – Prince George, BC – University of Northern British Columbia*

Apr 16 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre*

++ w/ Tokyo Police Club, Wintersleep

* w/ Makeout Videotape

Laura Barrett:

Mar 04 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theatre

Mar 05 – Bloomington, IN – Buskirk-Chumley Theatre

Mar 06 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant

Mar 07 – Chicago, IL – Harris Theatre, Millennium Park

Mar 08 – Chicago, IL – Harri Theatre, Millennium Park

Mar 10 – New York, NY – Town Hall

*All Dates with The Magnetic Fields

Winter Gloves:

Mar 10 – Peterborough, ON – The Red Dog

Mar 11 – Wakefield, QC – The Black Sheep Inn

Mar 12 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace (CMW)

Mar 12 – Toronto, ON – El Mocambo (CMW)

Mar 18 – Austin, TX – Speakeasy (SxSW Paper Bag Records Showcase)

The Acorn:

Mar 12 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace (CMW)


Mar 10 – Toronto, ON – The Garrison (CMW)

Mar 18 – Austin, TX – Speakeasy (SxSW Paper Bag Records Showcase) 

Little Girls:

Mar 18 – Austin, TX – Speakeasy (SxSW Paper Bag Records Showcase)

Big Ears Festival: Sufjan Stevens joins Clogs for Rare Performance, New Confirmations + Full Schedule Announced (March 26-28, Downtown Knoxville)

February 17th, 2010

Sufjan Stevens joins Clogs for special Big Ears performance

Adrian Belew, William Basinski, Liturgy, Konk Pack, Abe Vigoda, Ches Smith also join weekend lineup

Special programs announced for festival include:

Clogs plus special guests

Terry Riley pipe organ concert

Ben Frost / Tim Hecker collaboration

Bang On A Can playing David Longstreth, Thurston Moore and more

Full concert schedule unveiled today, Wednesday 2/17

KNOXVILLE, TN. The second Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, Tennessee during the weekend of March 26 – 28, 2010 continues to expand with Sufjan Stevens, Adrian Belew, William Basinski, Liturgy, Konk Pack, Abe Vigoda, and Ches Smith now slated to join the lineup.

In addition the festival has unveiled some of the unique and rare performances to be experienced this year.

* Sufjan Stevens along with Matt Berninger and Aaron Dessner of The National and Shara Warden (My Brightest Diamond) will be joining Clogs in their performance of the new song cycle ‘The Creatures in the Garden of Lady Walton.’ Big Ears 2010 will feature the only live performance of the piece currently scheduled with all of the guest vocalists from the recording, which is slated to be released in early March.

* Electronic ambient composer Tim Hecker will be collaborating for the first time with composer/ performer Ben Frost, each of whom will also be performing separately during the weekend.

* The Bang on a Can All-Stars will perform a program of pieces written for them by the Dirty Projectors’ Dave Longstreth and Thurston Moore as well as Michael Gordon and Evan Ziporyn.

* In addition, Bang on a Can will perform Brian Eno’s ‘Music for Airports’ in a special show with the Books and Tim Hecker.

* Rock guitar legend Adrian Belew (Frank Zappa, David Bowie, Talking Heads, King Crimson) will introduce his new solo work during the festival.

* Aritst-in-residence Terry Riley’s series of programs during the festival weekend will also feature some rarely heard work. Riley will perform a concert on the extraordinary new pipe organ at the University of Tennessee’s Cox Auditorium, presenting music commissioned in 2008 by the LA Philharmonic to christen the pipe organ at Disney Hall. This will mark the first time that the program has been presented outside of Los Angeles. Riley will also perform his rarely heard recent work, Autodreamographical Tales, with the Bang on a Can All-Stars, prior to a performance of his legendary masterwork, In C, with an all-star cast of festival performers. In addition, Riley will perform other solo work as well as with his quartet, featuring electric violin virtuoso Tracy Silverman, guitarist Gyan Riley, and drummer Ches Smith (of Secret Chiefs 3 and Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog). The Calder Quartet will also present a program of Riley’s string quartets as well.

The Big Ears Festival also marks a couple of other exciting “firsts”:

* It will be the first time the Dutch punk anarchists The Ex have ever performed south of the Mason Dixon line in their 30 year history…and the festival finale will feature the long-awaited return of the National, who will debut new material from their much anticipated new album to be released in May.

The full schedule of concerts will be announced today, Wednesday, February 17th, and tickets for the new shows will go on sale Friday, February 19th at 10:00 am. Tickets are already on sale for many of the major concert events of the weekend, and a limited number of “Inner Ear” all access weekend festival passes are still available as well.

Tickets are available through www.bigearsfestival.com or by calling 865.684.1200 ext. 2 between the hours of 10:00am and 5:00pm eastern.

Additional elements of the Big Ears Festival weekend will be revealed in the coming weeks, including surprise collaborations, art installations, a film program, workshops, lectures, interactive experiences, and more.

BIG EARS 2010 is celebrating the 75th birthday year of the legendary American minimalist composer, Terry Riley. The National’s Bryce Dessner is co-curating the weekend.

Artists performing include Vampire Weekend, the National, Joanna Newsom, Andrew W.K., St. Vincent, The xx, the Calder Quartet, Iva Bittova, Tim Hecker, Nico Muhly, Ben Frost, Sam Amidon, Doveman, jj, and more. For a complete listing and for more information, visit The Big Ear site.

More festival details, including travel and hotel information and up-to-the-minute news and additions to the schedule and line-up, are available at The Official Big Ear site

The Phenomenal Handclap Band Debuts “Baby” Video

February 17th, 2010

NYC’s own The Phenomenal Handclap Band recently debuted their video for “Baby” on Stereogum. Likened to a Dario Argento film, this trippy, color-saturated, and beautifully dark video is directed by Steven Agnew, formerly of The Futureheads‘ “Walking Backwards” video fame.

Band member Sean Marquand said about the filming of the video, “we went upstate to our friend Paddy’s house, which was incredible, but the surreal serial killer aspect colored everyone’s mood. Even when we weren’t filming, there seemed to be someone sneaking up on us in the forest. The video reflects some of the highs and lows of our weekend. There’s kinship and celebration there but there’s also an underlying paranoia attached to being at such a remote location.”

The Phenomenal Handclap Band On Tour:

2/21 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl (FREE SHOW)

3/03 Manchester, UK – Deaf Institute

3/04 Leeds, UK – A Nation of Shopkeepers

3/05 Glasgow, SCOTLAND – Captain’s Rest

3/06 Liverpool, UK – Kazimier

3/07 Nottingham, UK – Bodega Social Club

3/09 London, UK – Cargo

3/11 Bristol, UK – Start the Bus

3/12 Brighton, UK – Coalition

Apse Play Primavera Sound Festival & ATP New York / Play Piano’s In New York On Feb 27th / Sophomore LP Entitled Climb Up Out On ATP Records Out Now

February 17th, 2010

Watch 3.1 video

Apse official site

Apse myspace

The Antlers Announce US Tour W/ The National & Headlining Tour W/Phantogram / Premiere Video For “Bear” On Pitchfork / SXSW Dates To Be Announced Soon / Hospice LP Out Now

February 17th, 2010

Watch Bear on Pitchfork

US Tour Dates With Phantogram:

Fri-Apr-16 – Columbus, OH – The Basement

Sat-Apr-17 – Urbana, IL – Canopy Club

Sun-Apr-18 – Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon

Tue-Apr-20 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theatre

Wed-Apr-21 – Iowa City, IA – The Blue Moose

Thu-Apr-22 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall

Fri-Apr-23 – Ann Arbor, MI – Blind Pig

Wed-Apr-28 – San Diego, CA – Casbah

Fri-Apr-30 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour

Sat-May-01 – San Francisco, CA – Independent

Mon-May-03 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge

Tue-May-04 – Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore Cabaret

Wed-May-05 – Seattle, WA – Neumo’s

US Dates With The National:

Wed-Jun-02 – Boston, MA – House of Blues w/The National

Thu-Jun-03 – Boston, MA – House of Blues w/The National

Fri-Jun-04 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory w/The National

Sat-Jun-05 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory w/The National

Sun-Jun-06 – Washington, DC – Constitution Hall w/The National

Tue-Jun-08 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall w/The National

Wed-Jun-09 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall w/The National

Wed-Jun-16 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall w/The National

…”Sometimes you have to put yourself first, no matter how difficult that notion seems; no matter how much time and effort you’ve already put into this one person—the person who’s reduced your very being to its absolute core. Just ask Peter Silberman, the string-pulling founder of The Antlers, a solo project that suddenly went widescreen on the self-released Hospice LP (now receiving a proper widespread pressing through Frenchkiss). The first Antlers effort to feature two key permanent players—powerhouse drummer Michael Lerner and the layer-lathering multi-instrumentalist Darby Cicci—it’s an album with a sound that’s actually as ambitious as its concept.

“Hospice came from the idea of caring for a terminal patient who’s mentally abusive to you,” says Silberman. “You don’t have the right to argue with them, either, because they’re the one who’s dying here; they’re the one that’s been dealt a wrong hand. So you take it, but you can only take so much. Eventually, you realize that this person is just destroying you.”

Appropriately enough, Hospice’s 10 distinct chapters resonate on debilitating sonic and lyrical levels, from the hypnotic harp and tension-ratcheting build of “Two” to the sing-or-sink choruses of “Bear” and the speaker-rattling peaks of “Sylvia,” easily one of the year’s most immediate epics. It’s here, amidst contrasting shards of ambient noise, sweeping strings and smoky horns, where The Antlers truly transcend Silberman’s singer-songwriter beginnings—a striking escalation of expectations first hinted at on 2008’s New York Hospitals EP. The progression doesn’t end there, either. In a move that could be taken as the riff-raking extension of his thorough guitar training (from the age of 6 ‘til right before college), “Atrophy” and “Wake” delve into sheets of distortion, subtle shades of soul, cicada-like effects and enough movements to fill an entire EP.

“We were going for something that’d be dense but not too complicated,” explains Silberman. “I hate the word ‘lush,’ but I guess that’s the best way of describing it. The structures are like pop songs—verse/chorus, verse/chorus—but the sound is a little more shoegaze-y or post-rocky.”

It’s about to get even more complicated, too, as The Antlers’ Technicolor-tinged trio take all of Hospice’s songs—and three previous releases—in a completely different direction, jettisoning a note-for-note rendition of the record for “a massive sound” doused in delay, reverb and unrehearsed chaos. And to think Cicci was a stage actor with a desire to drop it all for music just a few years ago.

“Hospice was the clear indication that this isn’t a singer-songwriter thing at all,” says Silberman. “Whatever we record next is going to define the three of us as a ‘band.’

He continues, “I always figured I’d be the ‘shredder’ in a group… But things somehow ended up this way.”

We wouldn’t have it any other way, either”…..

Here We Go Magic Join White Rabbits On US Spring Tour / Play Pitchfork, Primavera & Bonnaroo Music Festivals / Look Out For Sophomore Record Spring 2010 On Secretly Canadian

February 16th, 2010

It’s been a big year for Here We Go Magic following the release of their much celebrated self-titled debut (Western Vinyl), and now they have their sights firmly set on 2010 with a new album, a new record label, and an ever expanding sound. Having just signed to Secretly Canadian, the band is targeting Spring of 2010 to release their highly anticipated follow-up to 2009’s breakthrough record.

The band have spent much of the year on the road touring with indie giants including Grizzly Bear and are currently supporting The Walkmen before playing Austin City Limits.

Here We Go Magic are also hard at work recording the self-produced sophomore album in a house they’ve commandeered in upstate New York, and while the first record was the result of Luke Temple getting creative in his bedroom, this release is a fully fledged team effort.

With an eye towards 2010 the band is looking forward to expanding their audience as their unique sound continues to permeate throughout the indie world.

U.S tour dates:

4/05: Jefferson Theater, Charlottesville, VA

4/06: Grey Eagle, Asheville, NC

4/09: The Social, Orlando, FL

4/10: Jax Live, Jacksonville, FL

4/11: Club Downunder, Tallahassee, FL

4/13: Walters on Washington, Houston, TX

4/14: The Independent, Austin, TX

4/16: The Clubhouse, Phoenix, AZ

4/20: Urban Lounge, Salt Lake

4/21: Fox Theater, Boulder

4/24: High Noon Saloon, Madison, WI

4/25: Metro, Chicago, IL

4/26: Radio Radio, Indianapolis, IN

4/27: Lee’s Palace, Toronto, ON

4/28: Petit Campus. Montreal

5/01: Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA