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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Factory Girl Comes Out February 2nd

I've been waiting so long for this movie and I hope it doesn't suck. So much for an Oscar nod....

Here is a clip from the movie:

NY Broad x

Its Not How Far You Fall, It’s The Way You Land...

Soulsavers are releasing their upcoming album Its Not How Far You Fall, It’s The Way You Land on April 2nd in the UK. With vocals provided on many of the tracks by Mark Lanegan, it caught my interest because as of lately, anything he puts his voice on I love.

This is not for a sunny day..its the perfect relaxed winter soundtrack and I love it.

Check out the Soulsavers MySpace page or their official site for more information

NY Broad x

April 23rd...Some Guy Named Jarvis at Webster Hall

JARVIS COCKER is playing Webster Hall!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! April 23rd!...I'm absolutely melting.

Onsale information isn't clear right now but look out for it!

Here are the full list of dates:

New York Webster Hall (April 23)
Indio California Coachella Festival (27)
San Francisco Fillmore (28)
Seattle Showbox (30)
Vancouver Commodore (May 1)

NY Broad x

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Paolo Nutini Makes Me Melt

You know I'm not usually one for the singer/songwriter type but I honestly cannot get enough of Paolo Nutini's record "These Streets" that was released today in the good ol' U.S. of A.

Its an absolute masterpiece...make sure to check him out.

Here is the video for "Jenny Don't Be Hasty":

Tomorrow he plays a sold out gig at the Bowery Ballroom in NYC...hopefully I will somehow make it to the gig and give you all a full report.

If you haven't heard Paolo Nutini then here is your chance. Go over to his MySpace page and get ready to fall in love...

NY Broad x

The Stooges Tracklisting and Other Fun Things

33 fucking years...and FINALLY here it is!

1. Trollin'
2. You Can't Have Friends
3. ATM
4. My Idea Of Fun
5. The Weirdness
6. Free & Freaky
7. Greedy Awful People
8. She Took My Money
9. End Of Christianity
10. Mexican Guy
11. Passing Cloud
12. I'm Fried

The Weirdness will be released March 6th on Virgin Records. If you haven't heard the single yet here it is:

The Stooges - My Idea of Fun

The Stooges - The Weirdness cover art

340 Bands and Counting! The SXSW List Grows

Thank goodness for Austinist for keeping everybody updated with whats going on in the wonderful world of SXSW. By now I would have thought that a few more act's would have been officially announced but it seems that the goal is to announce them day of...who knows.

Anyway here is the unofficial updated list of bands playing SXSW 2007.

NY Broad x

The Good The Bad and The Queen Announce Mini Tour and Play SXSW

The SXSW rumours are slowly starting to come true...and one of them being The Good, The Bad and The Queen (or whatever they want to name themselves or not name themselves at all) playing the festival. They are also hitting a few other cities as well.

NYC and Austin...see you there!

Here are the dates:

March 11th Toronto Kool Haus
March 12th New York Webster Hall
March 14th Washington DC 930
March 16th Austin Stubbs (SXSW)
March 18th New Orleans Republic
April 28th California Coachella Festival

NY Broad x

Monday, January 29, 2007

The Rakes - We Danced Together

Please note that the new Rakes track, "We Danced Together" is absolutely heavenly. Its Billy Idol meets pure modern pop bliss and its a must listen. Go to their MySpace page and have a listen.

"We Danced Together" is out in the UK on March 12th and of course we have no idea in hell when it will be released in the US.

NY Broad x

The Raveonettes - NYC Shows

The duo from Denmark is coming back and playing some very intimate shows for NYC.

Here are the dates:

Brooklyn, NY Southpaw (March 10)
Hoboken, New Jersey Maxwell's (11)
New York, NY Mercury Lounge (12)

Also, the band promises that fans will get free entry to the show via the guest list. Just MySpace message them and tell them why you should be on the guestlist

More shows coming soon...

NY Broad x

Lily Allen Could Snub the Brit Awards

Its been a whirlwind year for Lily but apparently she's not thinking so highly about the Brit Awards where she's been nominated in 4 categories. Since been bumped off to perform the event in favor of Amy Winehouse (who people call her rival but i personally think they have totally different vibes) she's thinking the award she was most likely tipped to wn, Best Female, isn't going to her anymore.

Hopefully Lily attends and brings home the awards...

NY Broad x

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Lily Allen and Hot Chip Added to Glastonbury 2007 Lineup

The most anticipated festival in the world has just added two outstanding acts to their bill, Lily Allen and Hot Chip. Both unveiled their plans at the Big Day Out festival in Australia.

Lily said, "You can expect to see me there... I am supposedly playing."

Now if only I can get myself out there this year...

NY Broad x

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Arctic Monkeys - New Record In April

Bring the boys of the Arctic Monkeys a few pints and they will let let some secrets slip. While shooting the cover for their upcoming release in Liverpool the band let it slip that their sophomore release will be coming out in April. Now we have something to really look forward to this spring...

NY Broad x

Friday, January 26, 2007

Madonna - The H&M Ads

Doesn't she look glorious?

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The Stooges NEW TRACK

The Stooges' new track off their album The Weirdness has found its way onto their official MySpace. Go to to hear the track. My opinion is that it fucking RIPS

The Weirdness will be out March 6th on Virgin Records.

NY Broad x

The Good, The Bad and The Queen - Kingdon of Doom Video

The Good, The Bead and the Queen was a band I didn't even have to listen to before I knew I was going to love it. I've been so impressed with Damon's solo stuff that I'm OK with Blur never getting back together for a new record. Ok, maybe I am pushing it but I really really love TGTBATQ!

Here is the video for Kingdon of Doom:


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Razorlight's Drummer Wakes Up In A Pool of His Own Blood

While on tour in Europe, Razorlight's drummer, Andy Burrows woke up in a pool of his own blood. Needing several stitches in his elbow, the drummer has vowed to continue their tour.

A spokesperson for the band states, "Andy has no idea how it happened. He basically woke up in his hotel room to find himself in a pool of his own blood...He needed stitches in his elbow and he was in a lot of pain but he has vowed to carry on with Razorlight's European tour."

I find this a bit bizarre but its quite nice that he is going to be continuing. Stay tuned for US Razorlight dates in the next couple of days...

NY Broad x

Thursday, January 25, 2007

The Killers Announce US Tour

Everyone's favorite band from Las Vegas (only because they pretty much ARE the only popular band from Vegas) are going on a massive US tour.

Here are the dates:

Santa Barbara Events Center (April 6)
San Francisco Bill Graham Civic Auditorium (7)
Los Angeles Staples Center Arena (9)
San Diego Rimac Arena (10)
Phoenix Dodge Theatre (11)
Austin Frank Erwin Center (13)
Tampa USF Sundome (18)
Hollywood Hard Rock Live Arena (19)
Orlando UCF Arena (20)
Atlanta Fox Theatre (22)
Nashville Ryman Auditorium (23)
Fairfax Patriot Center (26)
Camden Tweeter Center (27)
New York Madison Square Garden (28)
Lowell Paul E. Tsongas Arena (29)

NY Broad x

Capitol Records and Virgin Records Merge

With the music industry in shambles this is no surprising news...

Capitol Records and Virgin Records have merged together in an attempt to restructure the company.

Andy Slater, president of Capitol Records has also stepped down as well.

All the details are here

This is the beginning of the end...or the middle of end. There is just an end :(

NY Broad x

Klaxons Turn Down Supporting Muse At Wembley Stadium

Klaxons are mental...and have reportedly turned down a offer from Muse to be their supporting act at Wembley Stadium.

Jamie Reynolds told MTV, "It was the drummer who asked us. It was quite a drunken night down the pub and I just said, 'Nah'. I don't know why, I didn't mean it!...I have watched them from when they first started. I first saw them at Glastonbury and for them to say that [about one of our live shows] is a massive compliment."


NY Broad x

I Really Miss...

...Elastica. I think Coachella should reunite them for 2008.

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Bonaroo Line Up Leaks!

If this is true...WOW

Thanks to ProductShopNYC for the info!

The lineup is as follows:

The Police (headline), Bob Dylan (headline), Pearl Jam (headline), Tom Waits, Willie Nelson, Umphrey's McGee, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Modest Mouse, The Black Crowes, Ryan Adams, My Morning Jacket, Arcade Fire, Keller Williams Band Hot, Chip America, TV on the Radio, Fountains of Wayne, Les Claypool, The Shins, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Toots and the Maytals, The Roots, The Decemberists, Of Montreal, Cat Power, Ozomatli, Perpetual Groove, Band of Horses, John Butler Trio, Nickel Creek, Medeski Martin and Wood, Lily Allen, Neko Case, Keiren Hedben (Four Tet) & Steve Reid, The Hold Steady, Earl Scuggs, Charlie Louvin, Man Man, Grizzly Bear, Konono #1, The Slip, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Uncle Earl, Annuals, Beirut, M. Ward, Cold War Kids, and Girl Talk

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The Kooks Come Back To America

Brighton's favorite, The Kooks are coming back to the US for another go-round in the spring.

Here are the dates:

Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (April 29)
San Francisco Slim's (30)
Portland Doug Fir Lounge (May 2)
Seattle Crocodile Cafe (3)
Chicago Metro (5)
Columbus The Basement (7)
Toronto Lee's Palace (8)
New York Irving Plaza (10)
Washington DC 9:30 Club (12)
Boston Paradise Rock Club (13)

Tickets for the dates will go on sale this week.

NY Broad x

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Tokyo Police Club Tour With Cold War Kids

Canadian's own Tokyo Police Club has just announced that they will be touring with Cold War Kids around the US.

Here are the dates:

Minneapolis Varsity Theatre (March 6)
Milwaukee Rave (7)
Madison Wisconsin Annex (8)
Chicago Subterranean (9)
Columbia Missouri Mojo's (10)
Little Rock Arkansas Juanita's (12)
Dallas Gypsy Tea Room (14)
New Orleans Republic (19)
Tallahassee Florida Club Downunder (20)
Orlando Florida Social (21)
St. Augustine Florida Cafe 11 (22)
Atlanta Vinyl (23)
Nashville Mercy Lounge (24)
Mt. Pleasant South Carolina Village Tavern (26)
Chapel Hill North Carolina Local 506 (27)
Washington DC 9:30 Club (28)
Philadelphia First Unitarian Church (29)
Cambridge Massachusetts Middle East (30)
Northampton Massachusetts Pearl Street (31)
New York Bowery Ballroom (April 6, 7)
Indio California Coachella Festival (27)

NY Broad x

The View Are On the US!

America's favorites Scots, The View are back in the U.S.S.A. (bad Beatles reference...sorry) to play a few more gigs here.

The dates so far are:

3/3 - Luna Lounge - Brooklyn, NY (with The Young Knives and Foreign Islands)
3/7 - Schubas Tavern - Chicago,IL
3/20 - Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY

I am guessing SXSW announcements will be in the near future...

NY Broad x

Jarvis Cocker - Official US Release Date and More Tour Dates!

Woohoo! First Coachella and now the juicy stuff. First off, Jarvis Cocker's amazing solo effort "Jarvis" will be released Stateside on April 3rd. The version will include the fantastic video for "Don't Let Him Waste Your Time"...and thats it.

Also, word on the street is Jarvis is planning a US tour as well in the major US cities! It will heal a bit of the pain from missing Pulp multiple times (can you say Irving Plaza?!) so I'm quite excited!

NY Broad x

Lily Allen Disses Madonna...Again!

The darling Lily Allen just can't keep her mouth shut...and I love her for it! This time around she's still got her sites set on Madonna for the second time.

In a recent interview Lily stated, "I never say anything unprovoked but an interviewer asked me who, in my opinion, was the most overrated pop star. And overrated for me is someone who sells a lot of records because of who they are. And I don't think people buy Madonna's records because they think they're really good."

Now, are fucking with the wrong woman but I give you credit for standing up to Madge.

Don't forget to catch Lily on the Dicover and Download tour starting February 5th in Los Angeles!

Also, for some rad Lily swag check out the rad contest on Popbytes where you can win some GREAT stuff!

NY Broad x

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The Who To Play Glastonbury?

The biggest UK festival is gearing up for a whole new lineup this year. Headliners are always thrown around until its formally announced (Kylie Minogue anyone?) but this year it seems to be The Who that have given the strongest hints that they are involved.

Pete Townshend says, "I don't know if we're allowed to say. But let me put it this way, I think they want us to do it, and we want to do it. So we shall see. I think it's about whether or not they'll give me space to park my tent."

The festival should also include the newly reformed Smashing Pumpkins (sans James Iha), The Killers and Razorlight.

NY Broad x

...we could be seeing this at Glastonbury. Actually, let's not push it

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Bez Makes A Workout Video

Bez's dance moves are so profound that he has been asked to make a fitness video based on his dance moves with his former band, the Happy Mondays.

An insider told Male First UK, "Bez has been swamped with offers. He's amazed. His old Happy Mondays pal Shaun Ryder has been poking fun at him because he only has two moves. But he's keen to make the most of the chance and accept an offer because he has so many money problems."

I need to own this video.

NY Broad x

In The City Comes To New York City

Tony Wilson, founder of In The City and Factory Records has brought his amazing convention to NYC! In The City will be hosted at the Nokia Theater on June 13th and 14th.

Each night will feature a major British artist and an unsigned act.

This is going to be awesome!

Monday, January 22, 2007

This Is Too Much - The Jesus and Mary Chain To Play Coachella?!!!!!!!

If this is true I'm going to lose my mind...

Coachella 2007 - CONFIRMED LINEUP

Ok so it looks like Stereogum has the official lineup for Coachella.

Here it is:

Arcade Fire
Manu Chao
Willie Nelson
Happy Mondays
Gotan Project
The Good, The Bad and The Queen
Paul Van Dyk
Arctic Monkeys
The Roots
Jarvis Cocker
Sonic Youth
Crowded House
Satellite Party
Stephen Marley feat Jr. Gong
Kings of Leon
DJ Shadow
Kaiser Chiefs
Koono No. 1
LCD Soundsystem
Nickel Creek
Damien Rice
Black Keys
Blonde Redhead
Infected Mushroom
New Pornographers
Peeping Tom
Rufus Wainwright
The Rapture
Explosions in the Sky
Richie Hawtin
Benny Benassy
Felix Da Housecat
Hot Chip
Jacks Mannequin
Julieta Venegas
Lily Allen
Lupe Fiasco
Ghostface Killah
Jose Gonzales
Amos Lee
Brazilian Girls
Fountains of Wayne
Regina Spektor
VNV Nation
Coco Rosie
Gillian Welch
Junior Boys
Pharaohe Monche
Roky Erickson and the Explosives
The Kooks
Tilly and the Wall
Andrew Bird
Peter Bjorn & John
The Frames
Gogol Bordello
Comedians of Comedy
We Are Scientists
Grizzly Bear
Amy Winehouse
Avett Brothers
Circa Survive
The Coup
The Cribs
Erol Alkan
Evil Nine
Girl Talk
Spank Rock
Tapes 'n Tapes
The Fields
Tokyo Police Club
Rodrigo Y Gabriella
DJ Heather
The Feeling
Mike Relm
Silversun Pickups
Brother Ali
Nightwatchman (Tom Morello)
Pop Levi
Fair to Midland

This is going to be fucking amazing.

NY Broad x

Kaiser Chiefs US Tour Annouced!

Woohoo! I am quite excited for this as I've never seen the Kaiser Chiefs live before

Here are the dates:

Philadelphia Electric Factory (April 6)
Washington 9:30 Club (7)
Boston Avalon Ballroom (9)
New York Roseland Ballroom (12)
Montreal Spectrum (17)
Toronto Kool Haus (18)
Chicago Vic Theatre (20)
Minneapolis Trocaderos (21)
Vancouver Commodore Ballroom (24)
Seattle Showbox Theatre (25)
Portland Crystal Ballroom (26)
San Francisco Warfield Theatre (27)

The Walkmen will be opening for the tour as well as a few dates by the Annuals and The Little Ones.

NY Broad x

The Specials Help Out The Enemy

The little band that could from Conventry are going to soon be receiving some help from a fellow Convetryite, Neville Staples. The band will perform with the legendary singer of The Specials on stage at the Coventry Coloseum on February 9th to perform 'Too Much Too Young' and 'A Message To You Rudy'.

NY Broad x

Coachella 2007 - And The Lineup Grows

Lily Allen! JARVIS COCKER! The Good, The Bad and The Queen! Fucking unreal...and THE Police!!!!

Here is the (almost) confirmed lineup so far:

The Police, Rage Against the Machine, Bjork, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Crowded House, Jarvis Cocker, Arcade Fire, Interpol, Willie Nelson, the Roots, Manu Chao, Fountains of Wayne, LCD Soundsytem, Hot Chip, the Decemberists, Arctic Monkeys, Lily Allen, Sonic Youth, Air, Travis, Tiësto, Sattelite Party, The Feeling Silversun Pickups, The Good The Bad & The Queen, The Kooks, The Cribs, MSTRKRFT, Kings of Leon, and the Comedians of Comedy.

I vowed to not go this year but uhh...I think I've had a change of heart!

NY Broad x

Sunday, January 21, 2007


Straight from ProductShopNYC the line up is as follows so far:

The Police, Rage Against the Machine, Bjork, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Crowded House, Arcade Fire, Interpol, Willie Nelson, the Roots, Manu Chao, Fountains of Wayne, the Decemberists, Arctic Monkeys, Sonic Youth, Air, Tiësto and Kings of Leon.


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The UK Singles Chart - Mika is #1

Congrats to Mika for hitting the #1 spot this week on the UK singles charts! Also, The View made it to #3...woohoo!

Here is the full top ten:

This week's top ten singles are:

1. Mika - 'Grace Kelly'
2. Just Jack - 'Starz In Their Eyes'
3. View - 'Same Jeans'
4. Jojo - 'Too Little Too Late'
5. Eric Prydz Vs Floyd - 'Proper Education'
6. Leona Lewis - 'A Moment Like This'
7. Ordinary Boys - 'I Luv U'
8. Take That - 'Patience'
9. Jamie T - 'Calm Down Dearest'
10. Booty Luv - 'Boogie 2nite'

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The Prodigy Starts Their Own Record Label

The Prodigy now officially have their own record label called Ragged Flag which is backed by Cooking Vinyl (The Bluetones, The Wannadies).

Liam Howlett says, "We have been planning this for a while and we are looking forward to building our label up, starting off with the release of the new Prodigy album. We have recorded a few songs already for this next album and they are sounding big and mean!"

Nice one...can't wait for this release!

NY Broad x

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Amy Winehouse - iTunes Free Download

If any of you haven't gotten a chance to hear Amy Winehouse yet; you're in luck. iTunes is offering "You Know I'm No Good" as the free download of the week.

You can download the track HERE

Amy's fantastic sophomore release, Back to Black comes out March 13th on Universal/Motown Records

NY Broad x

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You're Supposed To Be My Friend...

Ladies and gentleman meet 1990s. Straight out of Glasgow, the band is fronted by Jackie McKeown (formerly of The Yummy Fur), has already received a ton of buzz and has fans in Beth Ditto from the Gossip and Kate Jackson from the Long Blondes.

Here is the video for their single "You're Supposed To Be My Friend":

Check out their MySpace page or their official site also.

One last thing...they are playing NYC! April 4th at Bowery Ballroom. You can purchase tickets HERE

Its currently out in the UK through Rough Trade...and did I mention they have one of the best band logos ever?

NY Broad x

Friday, January 19, 2007

The Fratellis Play SXSW, NYC and LA

The Fratellis have been a favorite since the NME first turned me onto them a while back. Finally, they are coming Stateside and playing a few gigs here to prep the US for what they've been missing.

The dates are as follows:
SXSW (March 14-18...not sure what/when/where they are playing)
Los Angeles March 19th @ The Troubador
New York March 22nd @ Mercury Lounge (buy tickets HERE)

The Flathead EP is currently available on iTunes and their record "Costello Music" gets a US release date on March 13th via Interscope Records.

They are fantastic and I love them. So GO!

NY Broad x

Amy Winehouse and The Pipettes Play NYC Together

Amy Winehouse is coming back to NYC on her album release date, March 13th! Considering the Joe's Pub gig was absolutely fantastic is is one show I would suggest not missing.

Make sure to go early and catch The Pipettes as this will be their first ever NYC performance. They will also be playing SXSW!

Tickets go on sale at TicketWeb on January 22nd

Amy, Lily, The Pipettes?! What's next...Oasis play my living room??!!!!

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Lily Allen - MTV Discover and Download Ticket Info!!

Now I think by now you've all guessed how much I adore Lily. Alright, Still was my #1 record of 2006 and I almost passed out from excitement going to the Hiro Ballroom show in October. Lily is BACK and heading out on the first ever MTV Discover and Download tour.

Here are the dates:

February 5 Los Angeles, CA Henry Fonda Music Box
February 6 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
February 8 Chicago, IL Metro
February 10 New York, NY Webster Hall
February 12 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
February 16 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
February 18 Boston, MA Axis

Here are the presale links which you can use now (tickets for all dates go on sale tomorrow, 1/19 at 10AM). Just click on the city of your choice and it will send you right there:
New York
Washington DC
San Francisco
Chicago/Philadelphia/Los Angeles/Boston

*The password for these pre-sales is LILYMTV

The best part about this whole tour is that MTV is giving away exclusive downloads and footage from the tour so make sure to head back to for all of these starting February 5th.

LILY LILY LILY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Amy Winehouse Blows New York Away

In her first Stateside appearance ever at Joe's Pub, Amy Winehouse stepped onstage and blew NYC away.

I actually guest blogged about it for Popbytes and the lovely MK added amazing photos and videos. Head over there and check it out!

NY Broad x

Robbie Williams - She's Madonna

Here is the latest Robbie Williams video for "She's Madonna". I'm not going to lie...I really don't like this song. Then again, Robbie Williams can be forgiven for almost anything because he's earned that respect in my book.

Or maybe the whole Robbie-Wiliams-in-drag thing freaked me out a bit.

Watch for yourself and make your own decision.

NY Broad x

Silversun Pickups On MTV?!!!

7:57 AM.
Getting ready for work and alternating between MTV and VH1.
MTV begins to play a video that actually sounds GOOD that I've never seen before.
"Lazy Eye"!

Yes, the Silversun Pickups were played on MTV this morning!! Maybe it is true that they are really getting back to the "more music" format. I mean, they aren't called music television because they air some 5 second clips of songs throughout The Real World and DanceLife.

Congrats to the Silversun Pickups for beating all odds and making it onto the station that really DOES matter. Hopefully there is more to come soon.

NY Broad x

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Garbage In The Studio

With Shirley Manson going solo I personally thought it was the end of Garbage. We are all in luck though because according to Garbage are back in the studio!

Butch Vig states, "We're recording a couple of new songs at the end of February. I think everyone's excited about getting back in a room and playing some music together"

Best news I've heard all day (actually equal to the Lily tour dates)!

NY Broad x

Lily Allen Discover and Download Tour Dates!

Now this is something to talk about! Here are the Lily Allen upcoming tour dates for the MTV Discover and Download tour

Los Angeles Henry Fonda Music Box February 5th
San Francisco Great American Music Hall February 6th
Chicago Metro February 8th
New York Webster Hall February 10th
Philadelphia Theatre Of Living Arts February 12th
Wash DC 9:30 Club February 16th
Boston Axis February 18th

Incredible! I will be at the Webster Hall show with bells on!!!!!!!!!!!

Also, here is the last installment of the Lily Allen Discover and Download clips

NY Broad x

The Gossip Announce US Tour Dates

The Gossip are new signed to a major label (Columbia...but I think a division of the label!) and are going out on tour

Here are the tour dates:
Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom (April 4)
San Francisco, CA Bottom Of The Hill (6)
Los Angeles, CA Troubadour (7)
Chicago, IL The Abbey (12)
New York, NY Knitting Factory (14)

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Amy Winehouse - Footage From Joe's Pub Gig

Thanks to the fine folks at Prefix Mag I can bring to you a video of Amy Winehouse in her first ever US appearance at Joe's Pub! The show was absolutely mind blowing...

Review to come soon! For now, sit tight and enjot "He Can Only Hold Her" into Lauryn Hill's "Doowop (That Thing)"

Amy's album gets released stateside on March 13th...BUY IT!

NY Broad x

Mika Set To Become #1 In The UK

What Became of the Likely Broads favorite, Mika, is set to be #1 in the UK this week!

Here are the rest of the chart predictions:

++ Number One
MIKA Grace Kelly

++ Top Ten
JUST JACK Stars in Their Eyes
THE KLAXONS Golden Skans
JAMIE T Calm Down Dearest

++ Top Twenty

++ Top Forty
GUILLEMOTS Annie Let's Not Wait

Congrats to Mika! Great single, great video and hopefully the next big star of 2007!

NY Broad x

SXSW Annouces More Acts

...and the list keeps on growing! Some new SXSW additions courtesy of the fine folks at Austinist:

SXSW '07 Participants as of January 17, 2007:
120 Days
Ad Astra Per Aspera
Amy Millan
An Angle
Andrew Winton
Apollo Sunshine
Architecture In Helsinki
As He Bled
As Tall As Lions
Audible Mainframe
Badly Drawn Boy
Beasts Of Bourbon
Bic Runga
Black Helicopter
Black Lips
Black Moth Super Rainbow
Black Rose Band
Bloc Party
Blonde Redhead
Bonde Do Role
Brave Radar
Brett Dennen
Call Me Lightning
Car Stereo (Wars)
Carly Binding
Casket Salesmen
Children Collide
Chris Mills
Chris Smither
Circa Survive
Cold War Kids
Crooked Still
Cute Is What We Aim For
Dallas Crane
Damien Dempsey
Daniel Johnston
Danny Saul
Devin The Dude
Die! Die! Die
Dirty Fuzz
Ecstatic Sunshine
Eilen Jewell
Elemeno P
Emma Pollock (ex-Delgados)
Emmylou Harris
Erase Errata
Every Move a Picture
Fatal Flying Guilloteens
Ferraby Lionheart
Field Guides
Fionn Regan
Four Year Strong
Frida Hyvonen
Gasoline Cowboy
George Byrne
Ghostland Observatory
Girl Talk
Go! Go! 7188
Golden Dogs
Great Lakes Myth Society
Hard Lessons
Haunt (Matt Hebert)
Hazey Janes
Hero Pattern
High Dials
Hoodoo Gurus
I Heart Hiroshima
I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness
Ian Wadley
Ice Age Cobra
Jeffrey Foucault
Jeremy Warmsley
Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter
Jessie Deluxe
Josh Pyke
Kill Surf City
Kings Of Leon
Kris Delmhorst
Kristoffer Ragnstam
LZ Love
Land of Talk
Les Savy Fav
Lily Allen
Lionheart Brothers
Little Birdy
Loney Dear
Love In October
Magik Markers
Mando Diao
Margot and the Nuclear So And Sos
Marnie Stern
Mates Of State
Matt & Kim
Messiah J & The Expert
Mika Miko
Mint Chicks
Money Waters
Morning After Girls
My Latest Novel
New Buffalo
New Violators
Nicole Atkins
OWKMJ (Ore Wa Konna Mon Janai)
Okkervil River
Oreska Band
Paul Kelly
Pete Townshend
Peter & the Wolf
Peter Elkas
Pig Out
Pilot Spiral
Pistol Valve
Rachel Fuller
Rachel Sage
Roberto Y Gabriela
Rocky Votolato
Sarah Blasko
Say Hi To Your Mom
Schoolboy Humor
Scissor Sisters
Scout's Honor
Secretary Bird
Shaky Hands
So So Modern
Sonic Flyer
Stax 50th Anniversary Soul Review
Steel Train
Tall Firs
Tally Hall
The 50 Kaitens
The Amity Front
The Big Sleep
The Black Hollies
The Broken West
The Caribbean
The Creteens
The Early November
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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Ewam McGregor To Play...KURT COBAIN?

Apparently Ewan McGregor is the front runner to play Kurt Cobain in an upcoming film about the Nirvana front man.

According to an insider at The Daily Express: "A number of actors have been talked about the role but Ewan has emerged as the number one choice."

Hmmm...I wonder how thats going to go?!

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Lily Allen To Play Webster Hall NYC

Lily Allen is back on the first ever MTV Discover and Download tour. So far, they've leaked a Webster Hall date for Lily on February 10th (when ticket info comes along I'll fill you all in) and there have been a few dates that have shown up on TicketMaster but for some reason have been taken down. Those dates are:

2/3 - Los Angeles (Henry Fonda Theater)
2/12 - Philadephia (Theater of Living Arts)
2/18 - Boston (Axis)

Also, Lily will be releasing her Double A side for Alfie/Shame For You in the UK on March 5th (which you can of course purchase on import) . She will be doing Saturday Night Live with Drew Barrymore hosting on February 3rd (guessing that is why the LA gig was canceled).

Here is another installment of the great Lily promos done for Discover and Download...this time Lily talks about her lovely boob picture on the internet

I don't think its ever ending for Lily...

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Bobby Gillespie Says No To Late Music

According to, Bobby Gillespie of Primal Scream has joined a campaign with his neighbours to ban a local pub extending its hours because they play loud music late into the night.

"There was a live percussionist playing along with the records, the sound was of a very high frequency which reverberated into my bedroom and my children's bedroom. I found the repetitiveness disturbing and I was unable to sleep because of it," states a letter apparently written by Gillespie.

Gillespie also added that a licence extension would mean that the pub was "disturbing the peace of our beautiful street and attracting noisy, drunk people to our area leaving the premises or coming into the area looking for a late-night drink - who are incidentally just [as loud] if not louder than the music being played".

I guess thats what happens when you have kids? Now I know if my local pub was blasting Xterminator I'd have a bit of a problem if I was trying to sleep...

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Lily Allen On The Cover of URB Magazine

Its attack of the Lily Allen monster on the good ol' US of A. BRING IT ON!

Here is Lily with Mark Ronson on the cover of this month's URB Magazine

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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

The Blogosphere Presents - MTV2

MTV2 has stepped into the wonderful world of blogging by launching their very own TODAY.

Check it out HERE.

We dig it...therefore so should you

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BRIT Awards 2007 Announced

Here are the nominees!

British Male Solo Artist
James Morrison
Jarvis Cocker
Paolo Nutini
Thom Yorke

British Female Solo Artist
Amy Winehouse
Corinne Bailey Rae
Lily Allen
Nerina Pallot

British Group
Arctic Monkeys
Snow Patrol

Mastercard British Album
Amy Winehouse - 'Back To Black'
Arctic Monkeys - 'Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not'
Lily Allen - 'Alright, Still'
Muse - 'Black Holes And Revelations'
Snow Patrol - 'Eyes Open'

British Single Shortlist
Corinne Bailey Rae - 'Put Your Records On'
The Feeling - 'Fill My Little World'
James Morrison - 'You Give Me Something'
The Kooks - 'She Moves In Her Own Way'
Leona Lewis - 'A Moment Like This'
Lily Allen - 'Smile'
Razorlight - 'America'
Sandi Thom - 'I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker'
Snow Patrol - 'Chasing Cars'
Take That - 'Patience'
Will Young - 'All Time Love'

British Breakthrough Act
Corinne Bailey Rae
The Fratellis
James Morrison
The Kooks
Lily Allen

British Live Act
George Michael
Robbie Williams

International Male Solo Artist
Bob Dylan
Damien Rice
Jack Johnson
Justin Timberlake

International Female Solo Artist
Cat Power
Christina Aguilera
Nelly Furtado

International Group
The Flaming Lips
Gnarls Barkley
The Killers
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Scissor Sisters

International Album
Bob Dylan - 'Modern Times'
Gnarls Barkley - 'St Elsewhere'
Justin Timberlake - 'FutureSex/LoveSounds'
The Killers - 'Sam's Town'
Scissor Sisters - 'Ta-Dah'

International Breakthrough Act
Gnarls Barkley
The Raconteurs
Ray Lamontagne

Outstanding Contribution To Music

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Lily Allen Loves The Internet

Here is Lily is another genius clip for MTVs Discover and Download. We've only got two more left so check back and they'll be posted.

I really do love these...

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Noel Gallagher Starts Up His Feud With Robbie Williams Again

Noel Gallagher loves a bit of drama to go on in he press at all times and he's chosen a target once again thats close to his heart; Robbie Williams. This time around Noel has braded his music "dog shit" and comes from the organizers of the BRIT Awards not nominating Robbie for his latst release, "Rudebox".

Noel raged to Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper: "As he tends to refer to himself in the third person, Robbie Williams is obviously a character that he's invented and the music he makes is f***ing dog s**t. And I think even Robbie would probably agree with that."

The best part about it all is Oasis are accepting the prestigious Outstanding Contribution To Music Award so this time around Robbie REALLY has nothing to say.

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Arcade Fire To Play In A School Cafeteria

Arcade Fire are set to play in Canterbury High School in Ottawa for an impromptu performance only for students. The school happens to be where Richard Reed Parry was a student a few years back so the location is a pretty crafty way of giving back to the community.

All the ticket sales will benefit Canterbury Arts Centre Development Association and tickets are priced at $25 (Canadian) which will only be sold during school lunch hour.

This sounds like a talent show to me...but I really really wish I could be at that talent show.

Neon Bible comes out March 6 on Merge Records in the US.

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Monday, January 15, 2007

El Perro Del Mar Announces US Tour

The lone Swede, Sarah aka El Perro Del Mar wil be touring the US with a 3 piece band in support of her debut album.

The tour dates are:

New York Bowery Ballroom (March 1)
Boston Museum of Fine Arts (2)
Montreal Cabaret de Musee Juste Pour Rire (4)
Toronto Mod Club (5)
Chicago Lakeshore Theater (6)
Minneapolis Cedar Cultural Center (7)
Portland Doug Fir (10)
San Francisco Great American (12)
Los Angeles Rec Center (13)
Los Angeles Hotel Café (14)

Sounds good!

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Lily Allen Can Never Turn Down A Good Hot Dog

These Discover and Download commericials are absolutely genius.

Way to go MTV for actually doing something creative with an artist that isn't Fergie or the Pussycat Dolls. Two thumbs up!

Here is Lily chowing on a Pink's hot dog in LA...and not giving a fuck how many calories it has.

There are quite a few Lily promos in this Discover and Download series...and i think I might post them ALL so keep checking back.

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Sophie Ellis-Bextor Returns

Sophie Ellis-Bexter...former member of theaudience (remember them from late 90's?) turned solo star now has a new album coming out called "Trip The Light Fantastic" which will be released worldwide (except in the US of course) in February.

Here is the video for the first single "Catch You":

and old school (and a little more pop) Sophie with "Murder On The Dancefloor" which hit #2 on the UK charts:

and super old school rock and roll Sophie when she was with theaudience with "Pessimist Is Never Disapointed"

Thanks to Popbytes who reminded me how much I love a good british pop song after his amazing post about Sophie

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Sunday, January 14, 2007

Kylie Minogue Postpones UK Shows

Poor Kylie! Half way through her show at the Manchester Evening News Arena on the Showgirl tour last night she had to cut her set short because of a bad bout of the flu.

Ths was her second out of 6 shows in the city after a successful run in London.

A spokesperson announced, "Kylie is suffering flu, as are other members of the tour group, including her manager. It is not linked to her breast cancer."

Get well soon Kylie...and come to America!

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I'm From Rolling Shit

I finally caught an episode of I'm From Rolling Stone, the new reality show where several lucky aspiring young writers have the opportunity to have an internship with Rolling Stome magazine. The winner of the compeitition gets a position at the magazine after everything is said and done.

Amazing opportunity right? I would think so. Apparently these asshole kids that are participating don't. I couldn't believe how shit they all were.

Let's start with Colin, the kid interviewing We Are Scientsts. First off, he could barely speak to the band. It was like he was starstruck and stuttering his words. Now, if you are a journalist at Rolling Stone I would think that even if you are interviewing Michael Jackson, you walk in with confidence and make the person you are interviewing feel comfortable. It was almost like WAS were interviewing him.

Next, the kid who interviewed Ghostface Killah casually asked "Who's going to replace ODB?" for a Wu Tang reunion...and Ghostface got visibly annoyed. Then the same kid asks Nelly Furtado for an autograph and a picture when she came up to the magazine for lunch and proceeds to say "I promise I won't touch you in inappropriate places" loud enough for Joe Levy (editor of Roling Stone) to hear.

I could go on and on about what fucking idiots these kids are. I hope you enjoyed this...

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Lily Allen Gives Some Fashion Advice

Oh we are loving your little Discover and Download Lily Allen clips. How fantastic!

Lily gives some fashion advice this time around at LA's Wasteland. Other clips to follow...

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Pete Doherty = The New Justin Timberlake?

Ok...maybe I am pushing it but Pete pulled a JT with the paparazzi the other night after his gig in London at Dublin's Castle. Attacking one photographer with his guitar and sending them both into trash bins, he went mental on both of them.

In the crowd were Amy Winehouse looking like a B Rate Elvira (sorry Amy you know I love you but what were you thinking?!) and Sadoe Frost.

Here is Amy looking like Elvira

and Sadie Frost looking like she had the time of her life

and Pete Doherty Pete

all images from The Sun

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