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Eels announce new record plus tourdates(World Cafe Live)

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Eels is a band formed by Mark Oliver Everett who has had a long list of contributors over his nearly 20 years of existence as Eels. The band have a new record, Tomorrow Morning, and their  first world tour since 2008 to follow. The record drops August 24th via E Works Records. It will be the third album of a trilogy with 2009’s Hombre Lobo and early 2010’s End Times.

The tour will make a stop in Philadelphia on Wednesday, September 22nd at the World Cafe Live. Tickets go on sale Friday(06/11) at 10am. You can find them HERE.

Eels 2010 US Tourdates
September 22, 2010 Philadelphia, PA World Cafe Live
September 23, 2010 Richmond, VA The National Theater
September 24, 2010 Boston, MA The Royal
September 25, 2010 New York, NY Terminal 5
September 26, 2010 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
September 28, 2010 Montreal, Canada Le National
September 29, 2010 Toronto, Canada The Mod
September 30, 2010 Detroit, MI The Crofooza
October 1, 2010 Chicago, IL The Metro
October 2, 2010 Milwaukee, WI The Pabst Theater
October 3, 2010 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
October 5, 2010 Denver, CO The Odgen Theater
October 6, 2010 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
October 8, 2010 Portland, OR Roseland
October 9, 2010 Seattle, WA The Moore Theater
October 11, 2010 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
October 12, 2010 Los Angeles, CA Henry Fonda Theater


Written by Colin Kerrigan

May 31, 2010 at 10:07 am

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The Black Keys video “Tighten Up”

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The Black Keys will be in Philadelphia this July, but until then, you can watch this to hold you over. “Tighten Up” is off their newest record, Brothers.

Written by Colin Kerrigan

May 29, 2010 at 6:49 pm

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Interpol cancel all but 4 dates on US mini tour

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Interpol announced a few weeks ago a mini US tour at small, intimate venues which coincided with their shows with U2. However, after Bono‘s back injury that led to the postponement of their North American tour, it also forced Interpol to cancel the majority of their shows. They canceled all but four of them. One of which is the Allentown show. So that’s good news for us Philadelphians! (Details and all tour dates below)

“Good day to you all.

Unfortunately, due to the postponement of the upcoming U2 US dates, Interpol has had to rework its summer tour schedule.

With the exception of four shows, we have had to cancel our announced dates. Shows in Rochester, Buffalo, Pittsburgh, and Allentown will be happening. The rest of the shows will be rescheduled. If you have purchased tickets for a cancelled date, please contact the “point of purchase” and get a full refund.

We lament the change in plans, apologize for the inconvenience, and assure you that we’ll do you right – when the time is right and the light is nice.”
Interpol

Interpol 2010 Tour Dates:
06/21 – Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall
06/22 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
06/23 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theatre
06/25 – Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock Cafe
06/27 – Minneapolis, MN @ TCF Bank Stadium *
06/28 – Des Moines, IA @ People’s Court
06/30 – East Lansing, MI @ Spartan Stadium *
07/01 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
07/02 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
07/03 – Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre *
07/05 – Columbia, MO @ Blue Note
07/06 – Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field *
07/08 – Athens, GA W 40 Watt Club
07/09 – Miami, FL @ Land Shark Stadium *
07/10 – Charleston, SC @ Music Farm
07/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Lincoln Financial Field *
07/14 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live!
07/16 – Montreal, QC @ Montreal Hippodrome *
07/17 – Montreal, QC @ Montreal Hippodrome *
07/19 – E. Rutherford, NJ @ New Meadowlands Stadium *
07/21 – New Haven, CT @ Toads Plac
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Written by Colin Kerrigan

May 28, 2010 at 7:31 pm

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RIP Gary Coleman

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RIP Gary Colman

Gary Coleman has died as the result of injuries he suffered earlier this week, the hospital tells TMZ. We’re told Coleman died at 12:05 PM Mountain Standard Time. He died of a intracranial hemorrhage. Family members and close friends were at Coleman’s side when life support was pulled. He was 42. As TMZ first reported, Coleman was rushed to a hospital in Utah after he fell and hurt his head. He was on life support since Thursday. There will be a press conference at the hospital at 3:00 PM PT.”
TMZ

“Coleman was born in Zion, Illinois. He was adopted by Edmonia Sue, a nurse practitioner, and W.G. Coleman, a fork-lift operator.[2] He suffered from a congenital kidney disease caused by focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (an autoimmune destruction and alteration of the kidney), which halted his growth at an early age, leading to a small stature (4 ft 8 in; 1.42 m). He underwent two kidney transplants, one in 1973 and one in 1984, and required daily dialysis.

On May 26, 2010, Coleman was admitted to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo, Utah, after falling and hitting his head[9] and suffering an intracranial hemorrhage at his home outside of Salt Lake City, UT. He was announced to be in critical condition.[10] By mid-afternoon on May 27, 2010, Coleman was unconscious and on life support.[11] On May 28, 2010, it was announced that he was still unconscious and on life support.[12] Coleman died in the afternoon of the same day.[13][14]
Wikipedia

Written by Colin Kerrigan

May 28, 2010 at 2:29 pm

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Tokyo Police Club: ‘Breakneck Speed’ video, new album + Mann Center show w/Passion Pit

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Tokyo Police Club have a new record, Champ, coming out June 1st via XL Recordings. It’ll be their first since 2008’s debut record, Elephant Shell. Aside from that, the band have a ton of tour dates coming up solo and with Passion Pit. One of those dates with Passion Pit will be at the Mann Center in August. It’s going to be one those ideal summertime shows that will no doubt be a highlight of the summer. Tokyo Police Club recently made a video for their single “Breakneck Speed”, check it out below. The song has the same feel as every Tokyo Police Club song. Looks like the band had a good time filming the video too.

Written by Colin Kerrigan

May 28, 2010 at 10:08 am

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Update on Bill 100267

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As we mentioned before, there is a bill being tossed around at City Hall that could jeopardize Philadelphia’s music scene and make the lives of promoters very difficult or even force them to relocate. They have made some progress since the bill was first introduced. You can read more about it below.

Also, you can still voice your opposition to this pointless bill by signing a petition HERE. Or you can send a pre-written email to the three officials (Darrell Clarke, Bill Greenlee and Anna Verna) who are supporting the bill HERE via Philly Metal. Lastly, you can also write a letter, send your own email or give them a call. All their contact information can be found HERE.

“Enter Patrick Rodgers — he of Dracula’s Ball and Dancing Ferret booking and management fame. He offered to help Councilman Greenlee’s staff work on specific language for a bill that would address the concerns of the police department without crippling the city’s music and entertainment industries. They accepted the offer and scheduled a meeting for Wednesday to try hashing out some preliminary language.

“My hope is that we wind up with essentially a new bill,” Rodgers says. The first good news was that initial hearing for the bill has been moved. The June 1 L&I Committee meeting was canceled due to scheduling conflict, and, Rodgers says, “No new hearing date has been set, but they have to have a meeting so I’m sure it will be soon-ish.”

Even better, as of last night, Rodgers’ meeting with Greenlee’s people led officially to the 30-day permit rule and the 10-day cancellation rule being taken off the table.

“It’s dead, no longer part of the legislation,” says Rodgers. “We are making significant progress on other areas of concern. I go back tomorrow to work at it some more. I am optimistic that we will wind up with a bill that empowers police to go after unsafe events while not disturbing the commerce or culture of legitimate events. Anything can happen in politics, of course, but for right now, I feel that our concerns are being heard and addressed.”
Philadelphia City Paper

Written by Colin Kerrigan

May 28, 2010 at 9:45 am

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Braids–a new band from Montreal

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Braids is a young, new band out of Montreal. They recently just toured with Holly Miranda, who was just here the other day. Unfortunately, the band left her tour the day before she made a stop in Philadelphia. They also did a Take Away Show with the brilliant Vincent Moon for La Blogotheque. It was a part of his Views Of Montreal series. It can be seen below. Their debut record does not have a release date yet, but it will be released soon. Once it does get released, Braids will hit the road for a more extensive tour. In terms of what their music sounds like, think Animal Collective with a female singer, a tad less electronics and a little more poppy. Keep an eye out for this band.

DOWNLOAD: Braids – Lemonade

Written by Colin Kerrigan

May 28, 2010 at 8:00 am

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