Monday, February 25, 2008

Magnetic Fields

Tis no secret I love the Magnetic Fields. After talking myself out of buying tickets to one of their 2008 shows -- I wondered about flying that far to see a genius who only wears brown and who hates playing live -- and talking myself into some Sasquatch tix, I now find myself reconsidering.

All reports from their NYC shows indicate some 69 Love Songs beauty overflowing on the setlist. Oh how I'd love to hear Come Back from San Francisco in person! All My Little Words, The Night You Can't Remember, and oh god, Papa was a Rodeo...

Magnetic Fields 2008 U.S. dates:
Feb 28, 29 -- Herbst Theatre, San Francisco, CA
Mar 2, 3 -- Henry Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
Mar 6, 7 -- Town Hall, Seattle, WA
Mar 14, 15, 16 -- Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago, IL

Sasquatch lineup announced

The Sasquatch Festival, May 24-26 at the Gorge, announced their official lineup today and holy moley it's a good one. No Radiohead, but other than that I've got no complaints. Also, kexp was giving three day Sasquatch passes to pledgers today...

SASQUATCH! MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2008 LINEUP

Memorial Day Weekend | May 24, 25, 26, 2008

The Gorge | Quincy, WA

R.E.M, THE CURE, THE FLAMING LIPS U.F.O. SHOW, DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE, MODEST MOUSE, M.I.A., MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD, FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS, THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS, THE PRESIDENTS, THE NATIONAL, TEGAN & SARA, BUILT TO SPILL, THE HIVES, RODRIGO Y GABRIELA, OZOMATLI, COLD WAR KIDS, THE BREEDERS, BEIRUT, THE KOOKS, MATT COSTA, BLUE SCHOLARS, GHOSTLAND OBSERVATORY, STEPHEN MALKMUS & THE JICKS, THE FLAMING LIPS MOVIE PREMIER: “CHRISTMAS ON MARS”, OKKERVIL RIVER, DENGUE FEVER, JAMIE LIDELL, CRUDO (FEAT. MIKE PATTON & DAN THE AUTOMATOR), MATES OF STATE, DESTROYER, ROGUE WAVE, BATTLES, THE FLEET FOXES, WHITE RABBITS, THE CAVE SINGERS, PELA, GRAND ARCHIVES, THE LITTLE ONES, THAO NGUYEN & THE GET DOWN STAY DOWN, DEAD CONFEDERATE, 65DAYSOFSTATIC, THE HEAVENLY STATES, KINSKI, DAVID BAZAN, DYME DEF, VINCE MIRA WITH THE ROY KAY TRIO, SERA CAHOONE, JOSHUA MORRISON, THE BLAKES, SIBERIAN, THROW ME THE STATUE, THE COPS, SAY HI, THE SHAKY HANDS, J. TILLMAN, “AWESOME”, AND MORE TO COME!

Ticket information:

  • $55 per day for the on sale weekend only, beginning Saturday, March 8th at noon
  • $65 per day beginning Monday, March 10th
  • $75 week of the festival, beginning Monday, May 19th

V.I.P. package tickets with special amenities also available.

Tickets go on sale Saturday, March 8th at noon and can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com, sasquatchfestival.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, or charge by phone in Seattle (206) 628-0888, in Oregon (503) 224-4400, and in Eastern Washington (509) 735-0500

[thx jumpsuit, via tig]

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Monotonix March 10th

Monotonix visit Denver March 10th, and from what I've been reading about their Seattle show last week, it sounds worth checking out! Crowd surfing, wall scaling, fire starting...
photo from Josh
Need more inspiration? How about a quote from Stranger writer Ari Spool:
"Don’t make my mistake: This three-piece will rip your face off—think guitar riffs like Death from Above 1979, but less pretty-boy attitude. Also, they party like Hamas is right around the corner, and we can all learn a little something from that."
Monotonix pre-SXSW dates:
Feb 25 2008 8:00P Cap Hanson’s Bellingham, WA
Feb 26 2008 8:00P The Space Salem, OR
Feb 27 2008 8:00P The Vista Eureka, CA
Feb 28 2008 8:00P Crux Gallery Chico, CA
Feb 29 2008 8:00P Stork Club w/ Triclops Oakland, CA
Mar 1 2008 8:00P Bimbo’s w/ Gutter Twins (Noisepop) San Francisco, CA
Mar 2 2008 8:00P Satellite Lounge Reno, NV
Mar 3 2008 8:00P Sandrini’s Bakersfield, CA
Mar 4 2008 8:00P The Biko Goleta, CA
Mar 5 2008 8:00P Pink Elephant San Diego, CA
Mar 6 2008 8:00P The Smell w/ Anavan Los Angeles, CA
Mar 7 2008 8:00P Pomona College w/ Old Time Relijun Claremont, CA
Mar 8 2008 8:00P Bunkhouse Saloon Las Vegas, NV
Mar 9 2008 8:00P House Party - 1518 Broadway SE C Albuquerque w/ The Mae Shi Albaquerque, NM
Mar 10 2008 8:00P Rhinoceropolis Denver, CO
Mar 11 2008 8:00P Record Bar w/ Genghis Tron Kansas City, KS
Mar 12 2008 8:00P The Continental Tulsa, OK

Monday, February 18, 2008

Yeasayer returning to Denver

Yeasayer set an April 20th date at the Bluebird supporting Man Man. This is great news for us high plains-dwelling music fans who found ourselves snowed in and unable to make their performance earlier this month. Snowed blocked our Black Lips plans this weekend too. Laramie is a cruel home sometimes.

Man Man & Yeasayer - 2008 Tour Dates
April 12 - Boston, Mass. @ Paradise Rock Club
April 15 - Columbus, Ohio @ Wexner Center for the Arts
April 16 - Chicago, Ill. @ Logan Square Auditorium
April 17 - Madison, Wis. @ The Annex
April 18 - Minneapolis, Minn. @ Varsity Theater
April 19 - Omaha, Neb. @ Slowdown
April 20 - Denver, Colo. @ Bluebird Theater
April 21 - Salt Lake City, Utah @ In the Venue
April 23 - San Francisco, Calif. @ Great American Music Hall
April 24 - Santa Barbara, Calif. @ SOhO Restaurant and Music
April 27 - Phoenix, Ariz. @ Brickhouse
April 29 - Dallas, Texas @ The Loft at the Palladium
April 30 - Austin, Texas @ Emo's - Outside
May 2 - Birmingham, Ala. @ Workplay Theater
May 3 - Atlanta, Ga. @ Lenny's Bar
May 4 - Carrboro, N.C. @ Cat's Cradle

[via brooklynvegan]

New favorite music: Muscles


I just got back from a sun-filled vacation where I realized that Muscles is the perfect music for slow summer days. I predict we'll all want to hear it this spring after the Front Range thaws. What I learned last week: The National is wonderful, but listening to Boxer pool-side does not make sense.

Instead, I choose "Sweaty"!
Muscles Sweaty mp3
[song via goodweatherforairstrikes]

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Yeasayer/ MGMT at the Hi-Dive

The Laramigos were snowed in! That sound you hear = us weeping.
Julio offers a great photo essay - I'm envious of the chance to see these two bands, and increasingly enthusiastic about what I hear from them. Maybe they'll swing back through in summer?

photo Julio Enriquez