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a quad-shot of espresso [in music news format]

14th Feb 09 (Sat) Leave a comment Go to comments

Four shots of espresso…

  • Dream Theater will have a new album out in the Summer.  My guess is that it’ll have long songs, some rockin’, some ballads, and it’ll mostly be enjoyable when there is no singing involved.  No title for the album yet.  My guess would be that it’ll be named after some obscure latin verb conjugated in a clever way, or some multi-syllabic extinct bird and/or fish.  They’ll be kicking off the Progressive Nation 2009 Tour.  Dates are not out yet, but I hope they swing through Portland, OR (or at a minimum, Seattle).  And… and… and…
  • Zappa Plays Zappa will be on the bill for that tour.  So will Pain of Salvation and Beard Fish, but that’s totally not as cool as Zappa Plays Zappa and Dream Theater in one night.  Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater drummer) is a huge Frank Zappa fan; so I bet it’s a dream come true for him as well… I’m more stoked for ZPZ than DT.  Eh, sue me.
  • Iron & Wine is releasing a b-sides / rarities double-disc set called Around the Well (May 19, Sub Pop), and he’s also heading out on an all-request tour.  Check out the tracklist for the double-disc as well as the tour dates over at Pitchfork (link).
  • U2 will essentially take over as house band on the David Letterman Show with five days in a row performances the week of March 2nd in support of their upcoming album, No Line on the Horizon.

Half and half…

(image by burntwoodstudio.com)

  • Maynard James Keenan and his Puscifer project’s three nights of shows at the Palms in Las Vegas is underway now.  Feb 13, 14, 15… anyone go?  Got a good review?  I’m totally jealous.

The “don’t burn your hands” sleeve that goes around the cup…

  • Björk is re-issuing the underwhelming Volta in a special 4-disc edition that I may actually spring for (i.e.- I never bought Volta, but this version looks great).  It’s called Voltaic, and it’s the Volta CD (billed as “Songs From The Volta Tour Performed Live At Olympic Studios”), a CD of the official remixes, a live DVD from Paris & Reykjavik, and a DVD of the Volta videos.  Quite frankly, the DVD of the videos is what piqued my interest (see gif to the right).

Hmmm… now I’m craving a venti americano with room for cream.

~Dan – np: Wynton MarsalisFrom Plantation to the Penitentiary

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