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U2 360° Tour 2010

26th Oct 09 (Mon) Leave a comment

Not that I need to add anything to the U2 internet coverage rockpile… but the fact that they’re playing a PacNW date (in 2010) is happiness for me…

  • 6 June, 2010 – Anaheim, CA – Angel Stadium
  • 12 June, 2010 – Denver, CO – Invesco Field
  • 16 June, 2010 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Coliseum
  • 20 June, 2010 – Seattle, WA – Qwest Field
  • 23 June, 2010 – Edmonton, Alberta, Canada – Commonwealth Stadium
  • 30 June, 2010 – East Lansing, MI – Spartan Stadium
  • 3 July, 2010 – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – Rogers Centre
  • 6 July, 2010 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field
  • 9 July, 2010 – Miami, FL – Land Shark Stadium
  • 12 July, 2010 – Philadelphia, PA – Lincoln Financial Field
  • 16 July, 2010 – Montreal, QC – Venue TBA
  • 19 July, 2010 – New York, NY – New Meadowlands Stadium

~Dan – np: KneebodyKneebody

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U2 for $3.99!?

3rd Mar 09 (Tue) 3 comments

Um… wow… crazy cheap price on U2‘s new album No Line on the Horizon from Amazon$3.99 for the download version… limited time only, I’m sure.

(click picture for details)

~Dan

Dave Brubeck Quartet & Radiohead (plus more)

1st Mar 09 (Sun) Leave a comment

Dave Brubeck Quartet & Radiohead
Take Five” meets “15 Step

I don’t think it works as well as whoever intended it to work… but I suppose it’s OK as far as mashups go.

And in other music…

  • Live electronic artists Holy Fuck have done a cover of Röyksopp‘s “Happy Up Here.”  Check it out (streaming) over HERE.
  • U2‘s new album, No Line on the Horizon, comes out… Tuesday.  I totally forgot about it.  Geez.
  • Sufjan Stevens and Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond) joined the Clogs and Bell Orchestre in joining the Brooklyn Philharmonic at the Brooklyn Academy of Music the other day. Check out Pitchfork for a review and pictures of the event, and the Brooklyn Vegan blog posted some pics and a review as well.

~Dan – np: Nik Bärtsch’s RoninStoa

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

14th Feb 09 (Sat) Leave a comment

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

U2 and Radiohead

19th Jan 09 (Mon) Leave a comment

Not that these bands are lacking of free advertising… but here’s some good news that came out this past week. U2‘s upcoming No Line on the Horizon (due out in March) now has a cover and tracklist…

1. No Line on the Horizon
2. Magnificent
3. Moment of Surrender
4. Unknown Caller
5. I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight
6. Get On Your Boots (streaming at u2.com or on YouTube)
7. Stand Up Comedy
8. Fez – Being Born
9. White as Snow
10. Breathe
11. Cedars of Lebanon

The Amazons also has No Line on the Horizon for pre-order now.

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meets

Radiohead‘s guitarist anti-rockstar Jonny Greenwood is recently collaborated with Israeli singer Dudu Tasa on the new single, “What a Day“.  The song is streaming over HERE (browser warning: IE only).  It’s good, but not like Jonny’s usual fare (i.e. – it’s not like the more experimental Bodysong or There Will Be Blood).

Also in recent directly Radiohead news… EMI/Capitol is re-issuing triple-disc versions (2CD+DVD) of the band’s first three albums (Pablo Honey, The Bends, and OK Computer).  There are no previously unreleased tracks on any of these issues, but it will be a more cohesive place for all of the b-sides rather than the glut of import singles and EPs that the band released as “tweeners.”  They’re due out in late March.

The original singles up through those on Amnesiac are also being repressed in 180 gram 12″ vinyl.  The one for the Drill EP was the one I sprung for… I’d only heard it before in crappy mp3.  It’ll be nice in the analog, backwards technology re-issuance.  They’re due out in late April.

~Dan – np: AntibalasWho is this America?

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