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Sonic Youth & Yeah Yeah Yeahs plan separate summer tours to pass through First Avenue

Posted in Concert Dates with tags , , , , , , , , , on Wednesday, April 29, 2009 by Ryan Buege

Really, we all know that I don’t need to do anything more for this post than list the dates for these two separate summertime shows that our friends at First Avenue booked this week. I can guarantee these will sell out in no time, because anyone who wants to see these bands live definitely knows how rare these Minnesota visits are for the longtime indie rock gods in Sonic Youth (on July 21) and the constantly rising star of Karen O and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs (on May 30). Tickets for both shows will be available this Saturday, May 2nd. Pay attention to for the link or just drop by their box office!

May 30, 2009
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
First Avenue in Minneapolis, MN
Doors @ 6 / All Ages

July 21, 2009
Sonic Youth
First Avenue in Minneapolis, MN
Doors @ 7 / 18+

Non-Minnesota residents, keep reading! All of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Sonic Youth shows that are booked so far are listed after the link… Continue reading


Ephel Duath channels their dogs on new album

Posted in Music News with tags , , , on Thursday, October 16, 2008 by Ryan Buege

Progressive metal’s best Italian trio, the bizarre, jazz heavy, avant-garde experimentalists in Ephel Duath, have revealed a bit more of their plans for their forthcoming followup to Pain Necessary To Know. The band will release their fourth studio album, Through My Dog’s Eyes, in January 26, 2009 through Earache Records. Over the past couple albums, Ephel Duath has progressed through a number of (..pardon the pun..) palettes and have never failed to bring something new to the world of music. From the forward thinking progressive-influenced black metal of their early albums, to the off-time chaos of The Painter’s Palette, to the spacecy avant-garde jams of their most recent album, Ephel Duath always keeps everyone (including themselves, it seems) guessing about where they’ll take their sound next. Thus far, it appears that the band’s next album will not be an out of line with this trend… Continue reading

Boredoms plans a Deluxe CD/DVD release for 77BoaDrums

Posted in Music News with tags , , , , , on Saturday, October 11, 2008 by Ryan Buege

Are you familiar with with the psychedelic ambient noise makers in Japan’s Boredoms? If not, do yourself a favor and get informed on that now. For those of you already on the boat, I’m sure you heard about the near-mythical 77BoaDrums concert that took place. An event in which the ever-unpredictable Boredoms gathered an orchestra of 77 drummers from various backgrounds and with kits of varying sizes for an epic syncopated jam of primitive, avant-pyschedlia. Well, now thankfully for those of us who were not fortunate enough to attend the 7/7/07 concert in Brooklyn, Boredoms will be releasing their poly-rhythmic drum jam from that day as a CD/DVD on November 26.

Their set that day suceeded in accomplishing something that was altogether unbelievable (and was only to be superseded this year by the 8/8/08 88BoaDrums set featuring 176 drummers). 77BoaDrums
can be thought of as a film, directed by Jun Kawaguchi, and even the concept of the project follows through to the ediiting. The movie is 89 minutes, which is approximately 77 minutes and 777 seconds you want to think too hard about it. Although it appears that the DVD won’t contain the entire 77BoaDrum film, it is clear that this project is one that’ll be worth the buy. If you want to see the entire concert again, you have to make it to the screening of 77BoaDrum Tokyo’s NYTFGP Film Festival in New York on Monday, October 13. Director Kawaguchi will be present for a Q&A at the first of two screenings scheduled that night, and will introduce the second. Stay tuned to and to find out how to preorder this beast of a release!

It’s going to fucking kick ass!

Here’s some exercepts from YouTube, just to give you an idea of the complexity of organizing an event like this (much less making an amazing film about it):