Friday, January 21, 2011

Dismemberment Plan Kick Off Reunion Shows on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon"

Members of DC's The Dismemberment Plan are probably the most beloved people amongst this city's music dorks this weekend. D-Plan's reunion shows for the Black Cat tonight and 930 Club tomorrow and Sunday sold out instantly when they went onsale months ago, these being their first live shows since 2007 (the Cal Robbins benefit).

Last night, the Plan kicked off this "reunion tour" in NYC with a few songs on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

"The City"

"What Do You Want Me To Say"

But D-Plan isn't stopping at DC. Up until spring, they're playing an odd collection of cities not really near each other like Japan and then Chicago. I'll be shooting the 930 Club show for the WCP on Saturday so check back.

Dismemberment Plan Reunion Tour Dates
01.21.11 - Washington, DC - Black Cat
01.22.11 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
01.23.11 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
01.27.11 - Philadelphia, PA - The Starlight Ballroom
01.28.11 - Boston, MA - Paradise
01.29.11 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
01.29.11 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
02.07.11 - Kyoto, Japan - Taku-Taku
02.08.11 - Nagoya, Japan - Apollo Theater
02.09.11 - Tokyo, Japan - O-Nest
02.13.11 - Tokyo, Japan - O-West
02.19.11 - Chicago, IL - The Metro
02.19.11 - Chicago, IL - The Metro
03.12.11 - Seattle, WA - Showbox SoDo

Monday, January 17, 2011

Lights That Flash in the Evening: Jason Isbell @ 930 Club (1-14-2010)

My piece on Jason Isbell's set at the 930 Club on Friday went live today at the paper today. Check it out here.

Additional photos from the set can be found here.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Yes, Virginia, the Archers of Loaf Show Last Night Really Did Happen...

From another Chapel Hill expatriate, I give you the visual evidence that it did indeed happen, the great Archers of Loaf reunited last night as the second opening band for Love Language last night at the Cat's Cradle in Chapel Hill! Set list is also below. Wowza!

SET LIST, Archer of Loaf @ Cat's Cradle, Chapel Hill, NC (1/15/11)
1) Audiowhore
2) Harnessed In Slums
3) Revenge
4) Nostalgia
5) Lowest Part Is Free
6) Freezing Point
7) Greatest Of All Time
8) You and Me
9) Might
10) Web In Front
11) Wrong
12) Slow Worm

Archers of Loaf ReunitesTonight in Chapel HIll

Pavement did it. The Pixies did it. But tonight in Chapel Hill, NC, opening for Love Language a reunited, original lineup of Archers of Loaf. Yes, THAT Archers.

I gotta move back to the Triangle.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Leave Your Souls at the Door: Black Keys and Vampire Weekend in "Sell-Out Off" on Colbert Report

According to Stephen Colbert, the Grammy's "Best Alternative Band of the Year" category is decided by who got the most songs in the most commercials. So the The Black Keys and Vampire Weekend square off, head to head. Me, I've long despised VW and have a mad crush on the Keys' Dan Auerbach, so my choice is obvious...

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Friday, January 7, 2011

Pearl Jam to Release Live Compliation Record 1/18

Pearl Jam announced the release of Live on Ten Legs, a new live compilation album that will be available through Pearl Jam’s Ten Club and select digital and independent music retailers on 1/18 in the US, 1/19 internationally.

Kicking off the band’s twentieth anniversary year, the record features 18 Pearl Jam tracks recorded over the course of the band’s 2003-2010 world tours by recording engineer, John Burton. All tracks have been newly remixed by longtime Pearl Jam engineer Brett Eliason and remastered.

Live on Ten Legs is a follow up to their platinum 1998 live release, Live on Two Legs,, which consisted of performances recorded during the band’s summer 1998 North American tour.

Live on Ten Legs tracklisting
1. Arms Aloft
2. World Wide Suicide
3. Animal
4. Got Some
5. State of Love And Trust
6. I Am Mine
7. Unthought Known
8. Rearview Mirror
9. The Fixer
10. Nothing As It Seems
11. In Hiding
12. Just Breathe
13. Jeremy
14. Public Image
15. Spin the Black Circle
16. Porch
17. Alive
18. Yellow Ledbetter

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Justin Townes Earle (with Jason Isbell!!) Plays "Harlem River Blues" on Letterman

Justin Townes Earle brought his country ode to NYC to Late Night with David Letterman last night. The track, "Harlem River Blues," is a wonderful example of why JTE has been characterized as "Nashville North," because it sounds like barreling down a country back road, as well as barreling down NYC's 2nd Avenue.

And look closely at the guitar player in the swanky fedora behind JTE...if you think that's the super cool Jason Isbell, you would be correct. (Isbell is playing the 930 Club on 1/14 with Justin Jones FYI...)

JTE is touring Europe this winter but will do a one-off show at the YMCA Boulton Center in Bay Shore, NY this Saturday (1/8). Ticket are still available here.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Middle Brother Releases First Single from Debut Record, "Me, Me, Me"

Middle Brother, the indie-music equivalent of Blind Faith, released the first song, "Me, Me, Me," from their forthcoming debut record, which is due out March 1.

Comprised of the lead singers of Dawes (Taylor Goldsmith), Deer Tick (John McCauley), and Delta Spirit (Matt Vasquez), Middle Brother plans to tour for the record following its release.

Give a Listen: Me, Me, Me-Middle Brother