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Thursday, May 31, 2007

Beth Ditto Does NME

Beth Ditto of The Gossip has never been ashamed of the way she looks. Case in point, her strip-capade at SXSW when she sweatily jumped around in only a bra and panties much to the audience's surprise.

This time around though Beth really pushes it with her nude self gracing the cover of NME. Now, more power to you Beth but PLEASE we don't want to see you naked anymore. In fact, no more naked celebrities on NME. Thanks.


NY Broad x

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Fuck Interpol

Well...not really. Tickets for their Bowery Ballroom gig on June 5th are sold out. Lucky you if you got one. Way to go Jon...

NY Broad x

Client To Tour The US

Before I started this blog, I was big on Client and raved about their single "Down To The Underground" quite frequently. Finally, they are bringing themselves over to the US in support of their album "Heartland" which came out on Metropolis Records on April 10th.

Here are the tour dates:

May 30th 2007 Philadelphia, PA
Northstar bar

May 31th 2007 Cambridge, MA
TT The Bears

June 1st 2007 Brooklyn, NY
Studio B

June 2nd 2007 New York, NY
Don Hills

June 4th 2007 Los Angeles, CA
Amoeba Music

June 4th 2007 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood
The Standard DJ-Set 11pm-2am

June 5th 2007 Los Angeles, CA

June 6th 2007 San Francisco, CA
Amoeba Music - San Francisco

June 7th 2007 San Francisco, CA

And for the music...

Client - Drive

NY Broad x

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Blood Red Shoes - New Video For "Its Getting Boring By The Sea"

Here is the latest from Blood Red Shoes

More cowbell!

NY Broad x

Lily Allen + Lindsay Lohan = Bad Time

Lily Allen still always writes the most honest, intresting blogs on MySpace and this latest one was no different.

On a trip to sunny California, Lily went the "trendy" way and decided to head over to LA hot spot Les Deux where she was promptly thrown out of her table by none other than Londsay Lohan. Now, from what I recall, Lindsay had went up to Lily recently and told her how much she loved her music...

Straight from the blog:
"After that we went to this club called Les Deux , and that was really fun untill Linsay Lohan arrived and had us thrown off our table , I know shes a huge star an all , and famous people deserve to sit down especially when they've been working so hard , but whatevs . Linday our thoughts are with you as you go through this difficult time in your life ( she got arrested this weekend ) in the words of Timbaland and Timberlake " what goes around .............."

Ha true. I think getting arrested for having drugs in your car and then getting papped looking like a dead fish in her SUV sort of shows how karma works in funny ways.

NY Broad x

Monday, May 28, 2007

The Police Reunite!

Finally, The Police have begun their reunin tour in Vancouver in front of 4,000 fans. Playing a warm up fan club only performance, the band were apparently a little rocky and not the "best".

Here is the set list:

"Message in a Bottle"
"Synchronicity II"
"Don't Stand So Close to Me"
"Voices Inside My Head"/"When the World Is Running Down, You Make the Best of What's Still Around"
"Spirits in the Material World"
"Driven to Tears"
"Walking on the Moon"
"Truth Hits Everybody"
"Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic"
"Wrapped Around Your Finger"
"The Bed's Too Big Without You"
"Murder by Numbers"
"De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da"
"Invisible Sun"
"Walking in Your Footsteps"
"Can't Stand Losing You"
"King of Pain"
"So Lonely"
"Every Breath You Take"
"Next to You"

Also, Eddie Vedder was in the house...

I am sure that as the tour goes on they will get a bit more comfortable playing together again...but its the you honestly think anyone is going to say they suck?

NY Broad x

Photo Credit: KK+

Friday, May 25, 2007

Lily Allen and Blondie - Heart of Glass Live On The Today Show

They both look glorious! Now we can add this to the list of Debbie Harry's duets!

NY Broad x

Gettin' Nostalgic Part 2

This morning a friend of mine tipped me off to one of the funniest/best mixtapes ever called "I Can't Stand White People Vol. 1". Its all your favorite shitty radio hits with a few surprises...

I Can't Stand White People Vol. 1

The DJ that you can credit for this masterpiece is Red Foxxworth and he's got a few additional downloads on his MySpace page.


NY Broad x

Laura Mary from Blood Red Shoes Gets Attacked

Stupid bouncers. Stupid stupid bouncers. Laura Mary from Blood Red Shoes had a bit of an "altercation" with one in Manchester. Not a very nice way to treat the ladies!

Here is her side of the story:

"I left the backstage area carrying a bottle of wine to go and watch
Pull Tiger Tail. The next thing I knew a bouncer grabbed my neck from
behind and started to drag me out of the venue. When we got to the
stairs he tackled me in a Johnny Wilkinson way and I fell and hit my
head on the stairs and slashed my arm open. Luckily Charlie from the
Rumble Strips saw what was going on and jumped to my rescue by pulling
the bouncer off me. It was all a bit of a blur, there was blood
everywhere from my arm - it was pretty scary. I promised to make
Charlie an apple pie for being such a hero. Apparently it was all
because the bouncer thought I was underage."

The asshole has been sacked thank goodness...

NY Broad x

Debbie Harry's Infamous Duets

If you caught the Debbie Harry and Lily Allen duet today on The Today Show you will know that Ms. Debbie is no stranger to duets.

Exhibit A: Shirley Manson and Debbie Harry performing "Call Me" together:

Exhibit B: Debbie Harry and Kermit The Frog performing "The Rainbow Connection":

Exhibit C: Debbie Harry and Iggy Pop duet for "Well Did You Evah?":

and now LILY!

Oh the duets. Oh how we love them.

NY Broad x

Kate Nash's "Foundations" Gets A New Release Date (and TOUR!)

Kate Nash has a change of plans for her single "Foundations" which will now get a UK release on June 25th.

Also, if you are in the UK (or just visiting)! you MUST go see Kate Nash! When I was in London in February I totally fucked off and forgot about going to see her gig and now I am kicking myself.

Here are the tour dates though (so YOU don't kick yourself!):

Fri 25th May - Leeds Cockpit
Sat 26th May - Bristol Fiddlers
Sun 27th May - Nottingham Rock City
Tues 29th May - Birmingham Glee
Thurs 31st May - London ICA - SOLD OUT

Sat 2nd June - Wakefield Escobar
Sun 3rd June - Manchester Late Room
Mon 4th June - Liverpool The Loft (Barfly)
Tues 5th June - York Fibbers

Thurs 7th June - Edinburgh Henry's
Fri 8th June - Aberdeen Tunnels
Sat 9th June - Dundee Reading Rooms
Sun 10th June - Glasgow King Tut's
Tues 12th June - Newcastle Cluny
Thursday 14th June - Exeter Cavern
Fri 15th June - Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach

Mon 23rd July - Sheffield Leadmill

Check out a stream of "Foundations" HERE

Also, don't forget about the ace remix of "Caroline's A Victim" done by Tapedeck that you can listen to HERE

NY Broad x

Amy Winehouse Continues Her American Takeover

Amy Winehouse just won't go ok...and we're ok with that!!!!! She's just been confirmed to be a musical guest on the MTV 2007 Movie Awards. This is her first LIVE television show appearance in the US...

Does anyone still watch those award shows? They're quite boring...just tell me the time Amy goes on and I'll tune in

The Awards air on June 3rd at 8PM

NY Broad x

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Icky Thump - THE VIDEO

Meg in blond. Jack looking old school. Bring on the Spanish!

NY Broad x

Lethal Bizzle Joins Jack Penate On Tour

When I first heard Lethal Bizzle I was floored at his usage of Libertines samples...therefore I fell in love. Across the Atlantic, they are all over the Bizzle and he's joining Mr. Jack Penate on tour throughout the UK

Here are the dates:
16th June- King Tuts, Glasgow
17th June- Cockpit, Leeds
27th June- Scala , London
29th June- Concorde 2, Brighton
30th June- Thekla, Bristol
1st July- Wedgewood Rooms , Portsmouth

Also, check out the Bizzle's video for "Mr.":

His album "Back to Biznazz" gets a UK release on July 9th...once again save your money for an import!

NY Broad x

Kate Nash - New Video For "Foundations"

Let me count the ways the I love Kate Nash...wait its too many so I am not going to bother.

Here is her new video for "Foundations":

She's lovely...absolutely lovely. The single comes out June 25th in the UK...get your import money ready!

NY Broad x

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Mystery Jets Cancel Their North American Tour

MyStery Jets and the next to announce as many UK acts have been these days that their North American tour is canceled. Of course, its a visa problem again and the band can't obtain the necessary ones to come into the country.

The good news is that the band is trying to reschedule the gigs for later on this summer or fall.


NY Broad x

Bloc Party Announce New Single

God bless Bloc Party. They are coming out with their 3rd single, "Hunting For Witches" on July 9th via Wichita in the UK.

Here are the formats:

7” One
A. Hunting For Witches
B, Rhododendrons

7” Two
A. Hinting For Witches (Live at Bristol Academy – 07/02/07)
B. Secrets

CD Single
1) Hunting For Witches
2) Cavaliers and Roundheads
3) Uniforms (James Rutledge Remix)

Also, has anyone checked out the Bloc Party social network? Its sort of fucking awesome and for £2/$4 a month you can sign up and get all this great exclusive stuff.

Now GO!

NY Broad x

The Good, The Bad and The Queen - The List

MySpace's The List is currently featuring The Good The Bad and The Queen!

There are loads of video clips from their MySpace show, photos and other cool things so be sure to check it out!

NY Broad x

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Mark Ronson Rocks A Mini Mix

Mark Ronson is such a good kills me. Of course, he's got to show off his skill on Annie Mac's BBC Radio 1 show and he kills it!

For a limited time you can download his Mini Mix on his MySpace which showcases some samples from his upcoming album "Version".

FYI, "Version" is now coming out on July 10th in the States.

NY Broad x

Lily Allen and Debbie Harry Duet Together on Heart Of Glass

Its too good to be true! Debbie Harry and Lily Allen are duetting together for the first time on "Heart of Glass". This fantastic duet comes courtesy of "The Today Show Concert Series" on NBC!

Blondie will be performing as well starting at 8:30AM on Friday, May 25th and doing "Call Me" as well as a third track voted by Blondie fans themselves (X Offender anyone??!!).

This is going to be brilliant...can't wait for the YouTube clip of this.

Of course, as you know Lily is no stranger to covering Heart of Glass but with Debbie its a whole new ball game!

Also, Debbie's got a new solo album out and the single "Two Times Blue" is now on her MySpace. The record, "Necessary Evil" comes out August 7th woot woot!

NY Broad x

Jesus and Mary Chain At Webster Hall

What can I say about Jesus and Mary Chain? They're fucking legends! Finally, after being sad about missing their Coachella performance the two nights at Webster Hall were announced and it made my life. The gig though sort of made me a bit sad...

Why you ask? First of all it wasn't loud enough! The sound was so low I could have a conversation and not even be bothered by the music. Now when I go to a Mary Chain show I want my ears to be blown out from a massive wall of sound courtesy of the Reid brothers and the rest of the band.

The sad part #2 was that the band just wasn't feeling it in the beginning. The crowd was a bit lame and it seemed lie they just wanted to get the gig done. After hearing they were amazing at Coachella I wonder if it was just something that was in the air last night.

Even so, it was still an experience. I never thought I'd see the band in the flesh and it was a pleasant surprise to see them reform. Oh, and the set list was AMAZING!

The setlist was:
'Never Understand'
'Head On'
'Far Gone and Out'
'Happy When It Rains'
'Some Candy Talking'
'Between Planets'
'Blues From a Gun'
'Cracking Up'
'All Things'
'Teenage Lust'
'Just Like Honey'
'Vegetable Man'

NY Broad x

Photo credit:Muzikspy

Monday, May 21, 2007

Gettin' Nostalgic

Pete gets a job offer from MTV after being his cute, sober, teenageself waiting in line to get the new Oasis record. Awwww.

x, LA Broad

Lily Allen Still Rips Into Cheryl Tweedy

Does Cheryl Tweedy from Girls Aloud realize she needs to shut the fuck up? How do you throw back comments to the cutest yet biggest mouth in music right now? Lily Allen once again made some remarks about Cheryl that are 100% true and hopefully this will shut Tweedy up once and for all.

When Tweedy said Lily would never play an arena, Lily fought back saying, "I played twice at Wembley Arena last year and I'm playing Wembley Stadium in a couple of months.

"I'm over here in America where I've sold more than 500,000 albums. I wonder when Girls Aloud last came over here to promote an album? I don't think anymore has even heard of them over there."

"If she comes out and slags me off again, I'm not going to retaliate. I haven't got time," reports Yahoo.

I feel TEAM LILY shirts coming along!!!!!!!!

NY Broad x

Garbage Tell You Where It Hurts

Garbage are a teenage obsession I have never been able to kick. There is something about Shirley Manson thats always kept me in awe of the band and sort of loving everything they've ever done since their self titled 1995 release.

Now with 12 years as a band under their belt they finally have come to the conclusion that a greatest hits album is a must and will be releasing "Absolute Garbage" on JJuly 17th via Geffen Records.

They did a new track for the album called "Tell Me Where It Hurts" and Deaf Indie Elephants has the MP3. Shirley 's put her Chrissie Hynde love in full effect for this track as it sounds like a Pretenders song to the max.

Listen for yourself here:
Garbage - Tell Me Where It Hurts

Here is the video as well for "Tell Me Where It Hurts (filmed from a TV set...sorry):

NY Broad x

Bonde Do Role Comes Stateside With Lasers!

Well, not ACTUALLY with lasers...but their debut album "With Lasers" is released on June 5th in the US. After a great tour with Klaxons and a fantastic presence at SXSW, the world is so ready for this band.

If you haven't heard them yet, the fine folks at Domino have provided an MP3:
Bonde Do Role - Quero Te Amar

Also, the band is touring the world and here are the dates:
May 22nd London, England Bardens Boudoir
May 23rd Manchester, England Tramp
May 24th Bristol, England Thekla
May 25th Sheffield, England Plug
May 26th Leeds, England Bad Sneakers @ Faversham
May 27th Nottingham, England Dot To Dot
May 28th Newcastle, England Orange Evolution Festival
May 30th Dublin, Ireland Crawdaddy
May 31st London, England Corsica (with Diplo)
June 1st Barcelona, Spain Primavera Festival
June 3rd Montreal, Quebec La Tulipe (with CSS)
June 4th Toronto, Ontario Horseshoe Tavern (with CSS)
June 6th Vancouver, British Columbia Richard's On Richards (with CSS)
June 7th Seattle, Washington Neumo's (with CSS)
June 8th Portland, Oregon Doug Fir (with CSS)
June 9th San Francisco, California Mezzanine (with CSS)
June 10th Los Angeles, California Henry Fonda Theatre (with CSS)
June 15th Hultsfred, Sweden Hultsfred, Sweden
June 23rd Glastonbury, England Glastonbury Festival
July 6th Amsterdam, Holland 5 Days Off Festival
July 7th Roskilde, Denmark Roskilde Festival
July 18th London, England Lovebox
July 22nd Glasgow, Scotland Trochabrahma
July 28th London, England Trochabrahma
July 29th Liverpool, England Trochabrahma
August 3rd Lisbon, Portugal Sudoeste Festival
August 8th Oslo, Norway Oya Festival
August 11th Tokyo, Japan Summer Sonic Festival
August 12th Osaka, Japan Summer Sonic Festival
August 16th Hasslet, Belgium Pukkelpop Festival
August 25th Cardiff, Wales Get Loaded
August 26th London, England Get Loaded
September 1st Dublin, Ireland Electronic Picnic
September 7th Isle Of Wight, England Bestival
September 8th Isle Of Wight, England Bestival
September 20th Reykjavic, Iceland Airwaves Festival

Bonde Do Role put on the most explosive live show I've seen in ages. You can't not:
B-Have fun
C-Fall in love

NY Broad x

Everyone's Talking About...Johnossi

A good friend of mine wouldn't shut the fuck up about Johnossi...and after a few days of hearing it quite often I realized how good they were.

Basically, Johnossi is a duo from Stockholm that have an album coming out on V2 (overseas of course!) on June 4th simply titled "Johnossi". Their name stems from their ACTUAL names (John and Ossi) so they got creative and meshed them both together.

They are absolutely brilliant and create rock songs to kill.

Check out their video for "Glory Days To Come":


NY Broad x

FIELDS at Mercury Lounge

Ever since I saw FIELDS open for Bloc Party in Glasgow I've had a slight obsession with their absolutely beautiful wall of noise that they create live. It was nice to see them at the Barrowlands but even nicer to see them Saturday night at Mercury Lounge.

Playing for around 45 minutes with a combination of tracks from their album "Everything Last Winter" as well as from their EP "7 From The Village" was just perfection. Unfortunately, the US tour has ended but I would highly recommend seeing them when they come back. Plus, according to my friend Bob, the keyboard player is "hot!" and he doesn't normally like blondes.

Here is an MP3 of "Song For The Fields"
FIELDS - Song For The Fields

Also, check out the video for "If You Fail, We All Fail":

NY Broad x

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Lily Allen + Jamie T = Rawhide

With the release of Jamie T's single Sheila out now, he gets some help from his trusty friend Lily Allen on a b-side called Rawhide. Recorded at Elephant & Castle Studios in London, the track is about modern day male and female robbers a la Bonnie and Clyde.

You can check out the track on Jamie T's MySpace and of course buy an import of Sheila if you live anywhere BUT the UK

NY Broad x

White Stripes Make Live Return

Doing their first show in 2 years and celebrating their 10 year anniversary, Jack and Meg White came together to perform a gig in Jack's home away from home Nashville. Taking the stage at The Cannery Ballroom with tickets selling out in 5 minutes, the band played an amazing set filled with old and news favorite.

Here is the setlist:

'Tennessee Border'
'When I Hear My Name'
'Black Math'
'Cause And Effect'
'Death Letter/Motherless Children'
'Hotel Yorba'
'I'm A Martyr For My Love For You'
'Cannon/John The Revelator'
'Ball And Biscuit'
'I'm Slowly Turning Into You'
'We're Going To Be Friends'
'Apple Blossom'
'Wasting My Time'
'Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground'
'Rated X'
'Seven Nation Army'

Setlist courtesy of

Icky Thump hits the US June 19th courtesy of Warner Bros. Records

NY Broad x

Friday, May 18, 2007

Amy Winehouse Is Now A Married Woman

Florida makes you do crazy things...especially Miami Beach. This morning Amy Winehouse married her fiance of one month, Blake Fielder-Civil in a small, unannounced ceremony on Miami Beach. Fielder-Civil is actually the inspiration behind "Back To Black" hopefully they stay together and live happily ever after

Congrats to Winehouse and Fielder-Civil :)

NY Broad x

Smashing Pumpkins Unveil Tarantula

Well...the half Pumpkins (Billy Corgan and Jimmy Chamberlin) have reformed and are creating a stir with their upcoming tour dates and new single "Tarantula" that premiered on Los Angeles radio station KROQ today.

Now, first impression is that its a Queens of the Stone Age ripoff with bad vocals. Maybe it could grow on me? I am willing to give everything a second chance.

Watch me love it in two weeks...stay tuned.

To check out the track for yourself go HERE

Love Is All Stole My Idea

Everyone has a karaoke song. I don't care if it takes you 6 shots of Cuervo Gold to grab the mic, you know you have one. And those of us who aspire to be "musicians", by playing power chords in garages and spend time at work looking up guitar tabs instead of making phone calls, have a cover song. It's a song that is your ace in the hole in case all of your original material sucks--with this song you could still make it.

For me, I wanted to find a track with a good balance of great pop catchiness and slightly obscure cool. My song was The Pastels' "Nothing To Be Done." It is sheer pop genius. Apparently, Swedish art rockers Love Is All thought so, too. They stole my thunder and cover the fucking song that was going to get me on blogs. Fuuuuccckkk yooooou!

Kidding... kinda.

I love this band, and they did a great job of the cover. Plus, they've been recently endorsed by Karen O (that really rubs salt in the wound). Check out their version of the Pastels classic at their MySpace page. But, let's compare....




Which one is better? You decide. Also, any ideas for my new replacement cover?

Thanks to The Roaring Machine for The Pastels song!

x LA Broad

Everyone's Talking About...Pull Tiger Tail

I absolutely love when you hear a band and they automatically become an immediate love affair. Such is the case when I was introduced to Pull Tiger Tail, a 3 piece from London that formed on a road trip throughout the US in 2005.

The band create the perfect blend of power pop to make you fall in love at first listen.

Check out their video for their single "Animator" here:

Also, for all you Klaxons fans...a couple of the PTT boys used to be in a band with Simon :)

If you are in the UK you can catch the band on the NME New Music Tour 2007 with WBOTLB favorites Blood Red Shoes here:

May 17 Cardiff Coal Exchange
May 18 Northampton Roadmender
May 19 Sheffield Plug
May 21 Middlesbrough Empire
May 22 Glasgow Arches
May 23 Edinburgh Liquid Rooms
May 24 Manchester Club Academy
May 26 Nottingham Rescue Rooms
May 28 Birmingham Academy 2
May 29 London KOKO
May 30 Brighton Concorde 2
May 31 Norwich Waterfront

NY Broad x

Madonna Writes A New Song For Live Earth

Yes, I love Madonna. Yes I am OK with you telling me that she sucks, she's a sell out, she's old...blah blah blah. She's still brilliant.

Madonna has written and recorded a song for Live Earth called "Hey You". The fine folks at Microsoft have decided to make the download free as well as donate 25 cents from the first million downloads. Whoever thought that sharing music would become such a good cause??!!

You can find the track HERE

Live Earth takes place in London as well as multiple other cities on July 7, 2007.

NY Broad x

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Maximo Park's New Video For "Books From Boxes"

Here's the deal with Maximo Park and me...they are one of those bands that I can forgive for doing stupid things. Now the new video for "Books From Boxes" I don't LOVE but I can forgive them for it

Who cares..the song is brilliant as is the new record "Our Earthly Pleasures".

NY Broad x

Sunday In The Park...

Brooklyn Vegan has provided us lovely New Yorkers with a mini list of whats going on at McCarren Pool this year.

Viva la free Sundays!

June 24
Oakley Hall
Special guest

Dengue Fever

Dan Deacon

Details coming soon!

Details coming soon!

Details coming soon!

I’m From Barcelona
Special guest

The Thermals
Birds of Avalon

Plus special guests

More to come and check Jelly NYC for the latest as well.

NY Broad x

If You Are In Boston...

Go to this! Boston=my old digs so I still hold it close to my heart...

NY Broad x

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Interpol Announce More Tour Dates

And the Interpol frenzy begins! The band has just announced some much anticipated tour dates in support of their upcoming release "Our Love To Admire" sans a New York City show.

Here are the upcoming tour dates:
7/19, Rochester, NY (Harro East Ballroom)
7/20, Atlantic City, NJ (Music Box @ Borgata)
7/21, Norfolk, VA (Norva)
7/23, Cleveland, OH (House of Blues)
7/24, Pittsburgh, PA (Byham Theater)
7/25, Columbus, OH (The LC Ampitheatre)
7/27, Grand Rapids, MI (Orbit Room)
7/28, Detroit, MI (State Theatre)
7/30, Milwaukee, WI (Rave)
7/31, Indianapolis, IN (Egyptian)
8/1, St. Louis, MO (Pageant)
8/3, Covington, KY (Madison Theatre)

NY Broad x

Mark Ronson - Version

Mark Ronson found his way to my heart after being a part of two of my favorite albums in the last few years, LIly Allen "Alright, Still" and Amy Winehouse "Back To Black". Therefore I care about the release of "Version" which comes out June 12th.

You can stream the full album on Mark's MySpace now. The cover of "Valerie" with Winehouse, Lily's cover of the Kaiser Chiefs "Oh My God" and Mark's cover of Coldplay's "God Put A Smile Upon Your Face" all equal absolute music bliss.

The fine folks at RCA also created a spiffy ecard which you can get here

Its good shit...I promise

NY Broad x

Photo credit: honeycut_helen

Arctic Monkeys and be your own PET at Hammerstein Ballroom

Going into this show I was a bit worried that

A-The crowd would suck
B-Arctic Monkeys just wouldn't be able to play it off in such a big American venue

So, I was wrong twice because the show was absolutely brilliant. The band came out to "If You Found This It's Probably Too Late" and wasted no time mixing it up with new tracks from "Favourite Worst Album" and all the hits. No encore either...the Sheffield boys are getting to be proper rock stas.

Here is the setlist:

'If You Found This It's Probably Too Late'
'Still Take You Home'
'Dancing Shoes'
'From The Ritz To The Rubble'
'Fake Tales Of San Francisco'
'You Probably Couldn't See For The Lights But You Were Staring Straight At Me'
'Teddy Picker'
'D Is for Dangereous'
'This House Is a Circus'
'Old Yellow Bricks'
'If You Were There, Beware'
'The View From the Afternoon'
'Fluorescent Adolescent'
'Do Me A Favour'
'When the Sun Goes Down'
'Leave Before the Lights Come On'
'A Certain Romance'

be your own PET had some trouble with their sound which was a bummer as they are a fantastic band as well. I guess Hammerstein just isn't made for openers...

NY Broad x

Photo Credit:ypkang

Siren Festival 2007 - Its On!

Siren Festival is every New York hipster's wet dream...bands, beach and Coney Island filled with hipsters to the brim. Even so, its a damn good line up so far

Here are the acts that have been announced:

New York Dolls
We Are Scientists
Matt And Kim
The Black Lips
Dr. Dog
Lavender Diamond
The Detroit Cobras
Elvis Perkins
The Twilight Sad

More to come!

NY Broad x

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Razorlight At The Gramercy Theater

Razorlight always put on a fantastic show in New York...and last Thursday was no excepttion. With a similar (if not the same set) as their Bowery Ballroom show in February the crowd were going mental when the band kicked in to "In The Morning".

Reason #1324514 why YouTube is a clip of "In The Morning" live at Gramercy Theater

If you don't own Razorlight's self titled effort then you can purchase it HERE

NY Broad x

The Thrills Return With "Teenager"

Its quite odd because yesterday I was thinking about where the hell The Thrils have been. When "So Much For The City came out I absolutely fell in love immediately and anxiously awaited for more Thrills stuff to come out. Well, after a long wait (3 years) and an album between "So Much For The City" comes "Teenager", which will be released July 23rd in the UK.

Here is the tracklisting:

'The Midnight Choir'
'This Year'
'Nothing Changes Round Here'
'I Came All This Way'
'Long Forgotten Song'
'I'm So Sorry'
'No More Empty Words'
'Should've Known Better'
'There's Joy To Be Found'
'The Boy Who Caught All The Breaks' ('hidden' track)

There are a couple of UK dates this summer...but of course the US has nothing!

Monday, May 14, 2007

Lily Allen Gets It Back

Lily Allen is still such a loveable character through thick and thin. Yes, she has turned into a bit of a brat through her rise to stardom BUT she also is still honest with herself and honest with her fans which you have to love.

After Lilys last outburst which really saw her starting to crumble, she gets it back with a little help from Mom and her fans. Here's her latest blog entry

Hi guys , I'm sorry if I worried anyone with the blog I wrote yesterday . I was feeling pretty sorry for myself , I've been reading all your comments and they have made me realise there is more to life than being thin ! So thank you . I think I was just having a hard time last week . After reading cheryl tweedys comments branding me a "chick with a dick". I was feeling pretty low and aswell as that, some of you might know I launched my clothing line for new look last tuesday , and seeing my picture in so many newspapers next to kate moss' , made me feel grotesque momentarily . I know its a silly way to feel and I am incredibly proud of myself and my achievements over the past year, there are so many good things about my life . I really am incredibly lucky . I guess it shows how much of an effect the media can have on us young ladies . As for the amy winehouse bit , someone sent me a link to a picture blog where there were some paparazzi shots of my brother and I , and there were hundreds of comments from mean sad people , saying I was a fat ugly bitch and how much better amy is than I . Usually I ignore these things , but in my heightened emotional state I let them get the better of me . My mum has come out here to keep me company and I feel much better now , I sha'nt be getting any surgery , instead I will be eating lots of bread and pasta and thinking about what to write about for the next album . I really am touched and was quite surprised at the reaction the blog received and it definitely has restored my faith in humanity .

I know I've said bad things about people in the past , though the majority of them have been blown wayyyy out of proportion , but this i mean
Cheryl if you're reading this , I may not be as pretty as you but at least I write and SING my own songs without the aid of autotune . I must say taking your clothes off , doing sexy dancing and marrying a rich footballer must be very gratifying , your mother must be so proud , stupid bitch .

And yes...fuck Cheryl Tweedy. Anyone that can take themselves seriously by singing "Something Kinda Ooh" and can go in the NME dressed like a bunch of punk rock assholes can pretty much fuck off.

NY Broad x

VH1 Rocks LA; MC5 Plays Bingo

Being an avid reader of the LA Weekly, I have often mentally breated myself for never having gone to LA Weekly's "Rock & Roll BIngo." They always have fun hosts, like Annie from Giant Drag, Franki Chan and local comedian/UCB member Jonah Ray (also a fellow Hawaiian! His comedy is hilarious, check it out here).

This week, they are stepping it up a notch and incorporating VH1's Rock & Roll Honors Week. VH1 is going to be airing a TV show honoring the crusty metal musings of Genesis, Heart, Ozzy Osbourne and ZZ Top with live performances from Alice In Chain and Queens of the Stoneage--and for some reason, Gretchen Wilson is playing too (wtf?!) BUT, they're bringing the "party" out to LA (oh, targeted field marketing). So, this week there's all sorts of rocky events happenin'.

Thursday night your not-so-geriatric (almost, though) bingo host will be Detroit's very own Wayne Kramer! Bust out those $40 MC5 shirts you got from Urban Outfitters, y'all! Sarcasm aside: it'll be super fun. They have an additional list of events here, but none of them soundtoo exciting, unless you plan on throwing cabbage at Whitestarr (that's just an idea, feel free to get more creative). If you want to go, here;s the deets:

Rock 'n' Roll Bingo
Join rock legend Wayne Kramer of the MC5 as he hosts Crane's Hollywood Tavern's monthly Rock 'n' Roll Bingo Night. It's just $5 per bingo card for a chance to win concert tickets, record store gift certificates and much more. All proceeds will go to LifeLab, a community dedicated to helping young adult cancer survivors restart their lives. Then, stick around after bingo for special surprise performances.

Thursday, May 17
Crane's Hollywood Tavern
1611 N. El Centro Avenue, Hollywood

Now excuse me while I go office karaoke to "Barracuda"...

Rockstars In London Wanna Make You Dance

If you live in London, please go to this and then comment on how much fun it was. Regale us with how many times you went up to Carl and asked him to play your request just to smell his sweat (only because you had 6 vodka tonics, of course), how many times Jasper pointed from behind the DJ booth and how many times The Rakes spun Peaches (or perhaps a Steve Aoki Bloc Party remix... Woo! Yeah! Party!)

x LA Broad

The Smashing Pumpkins REALLY Are Back

First it was Virgin Festival and now residencies! Woohoo...although the original line up is and only will be Jimmy and Billy Corgan.

Here are the upcoming US dates:
Asheville, NC Orange Peel (June 24, 26, 27, 29, 30, July 2, 3, 5)
East Rutherford, NJ Giants Stadium Live Earth Festival (July 7)
San Francisco, CA The Fillmore (July 22, 24, 25 27, 28, 30, August 1)
Washington DC, Virginia Virgin Festival (August 5)

These could be great. These could suck. Whatever it is...fuck it its the Pumpkins

NY Broad x

It's A Direct Hit!

Hopefully those will be the words coming out of critics (i.e. journos, not bloggers) pens, keyboards and mouths when Art Brut release their new record It's A Bit Complicated. My bet is on the 'Brut.

To aid you in deciding whether or not you think this "joke" band is worth their salt, check out their newest "leaked" song "Direct Hit" from their forthcoming sophomore album:

Art Brut - "Direct Hit"

Windows Media | Real Player


x LA Broad

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Lily Allen Is Losing It

Lily Allen is not the same "I don't give a fuck" girl she used to be. In this day and age there is no such thing as a "developing artist" and the hype I think has made Lily just sort of lose it.

In her latest blog post she pours her heart out and it sort of breaks my heart...

"fat , ugly and shitter than winehouse

that is all i am , im on my own in america again . I used to pride myself on being strong minded and not being some stupid girl obsessed with the way I look . I felt like it didnt matter if I was a bit chubby cause , im not a model , I'm a singer . Im afraid I am not strong and have fallen victim to the evil machine . I write to you in a sea of tears from my hotel bed in Seattle , I have spent the past hour researching gastric bypass surgery , and laser lipo suction ."

Poor Lily :(

Friday, May 11, 2007

America Get Ready - Its The Pipettes Invasion

June 5th is a very important day for US Pipettes fans! Their debut EP "Your Kisses Are Wasted On Me" will see its US release through Cherrytree/Interscope records.

On August 28th their full length debut "We Are The Pipettes" will be released as well. I mean a year later and stuff but come on...we ALL have the import.

Check out the upcoming US tour dates:

Toronto, ONT Lee's Palace (June 1)
Washington DC Black Cat (2)
Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church (3)
Boston, MA Great Scott (4)
New York, NY Highline Ballroom (5)
Chicago, IL Empty Bottle (7)
Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry (8)
San Diego, CA Casbah (10)
Los Angeles, CA Troubadour (11)
San Francisco, CA Popscene's Rickshaw Stop (12)
Seattle, WA Chop Suey (14)
Vancouver, BC Plaza Club (15)

They are darling live and its a great GO!

NY Broad x

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Travis - Video for "Selfish Jean"

Travis has sort of been making a comeback...but the thing is I feel like not many people care. I could be wrong..but I remember hearing U16 Girls for the first time thinking I'd be hooked for life. Now, not so much.

Anyway, here is the video for their single "Selfish Jean":

NY Broad x

Meet Remi Nicole...

Part Amy Winehouse. Part Arctic Monkey. All awesome! Straight out of the UK and already opening for the likes of Amy Winehouse, Remi Nicole is definitely making a splash on the UK music scene and for good reason...she's sort of fucking rad.

Check out the video for her single "Fed Up":

Dig it!

NY Broad x

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Kula Shaker Reunite!

Welcome back to the modern day glory days of Britpop...Kula Shaker! Everyone's favorite famous kid's son has gotten the group back together for a few gigs in the UK.

Here are the dates:
12 Manchester Academy 3
13 London Hoxton Bar & Grill
15 London Bush Hall
16 Bristol Thekla
17 Nottingham Rescue Rooms

New album pleeeease!

NY Broad x

The White Stripes - Staying Together

Just an FYI...the White Stripes aren't going anywhere (thank god!)...confirmed by Jack White. After rumours spread that the band would split after Icky Thump, Jack White confirmed personally that they are here to stay.

When speaking to NME Jack said,"We get asked all the time, 'How long do you guys think it's gonna last?' I'd venture to say that in 90 per cent of interviews, someone has asked us 'Is this the last record?' It's almost as if people want us to stop!"

He also admitted that there is "something special about the band" that it is "hard to put into words" and that linking up again with drummer MEG WHITE is natural.

He said: "We gel effortlessly. We're very fortunate to have that blessing on the music - it doesn't occur in every position."

Alright, well now we know there are many more mariachi outfits and records to come! Woohoo!

NY Broad x

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

In The City Of New York City

In The City has announced the line up of acts playing on the 13th and 14th of June.

On June 13 and 14th at the Nokia Theater will be:
Happy Mondays
The Rakes
The Pigeon Dectectives

*tickets go on sale May 11th

On June 14th at the Highline Ballroom will be:
Enter Shikari
Blood Red Shoes (eeeeeeeeeee!)
Biffy Clyro

*tickets go on sale soon!

13th Nokia Theater
14th Highline Ballroom
Thats the plan!

NY Broad x

Kate Moss Lands In America

Well, her clothing that is. Just a friendly reminder to go to Barneys Co-op today and get a little taste of Kate and Topshop. That is, if its not sold out by the time you get there.

Judging by the London crowds its going to be a BIT mental...

NY Broad x

Monday, May 07, 2007

Pete Doherty Gets Arrested Again

I love Pete but come on...its enough! He's been arrested yet AGAIN for possible posession of a Class A drug in London on Saturday.

How many times can someone post bail on him? Can't someone lock him in a room for a few days a la Trainspotting and that would work?

Whatever it is...get help!

NY Broad x

Friday, May 04, 2007

Fields + Blonde Redhead = Good Ticket

I love Fields. Their almost effortless intertwining of My Bloody Valentine rushes of sound, dissonant melodies and folk backbone amazes me. But... I also like drinking. And because of my lush status, I missed them at Coachella. It's okay, start hurling balled-up post-it notes at your computer screen: I deserve it.

But to make up for it, here is their awesome new(ish) video for "If You Fail, We All Fail" and some pics of their live performance from Coachella.

The band are also touring this summer and a few dates are with Blonde Redhead (also a Coachella highlight). Here's the dates:

5/2 Portland, OR - Berbati's Pan
5/6 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club*
5/8 New York, NY - Webster Hall*
5/9 Boston, MA - Paradise*
5/11 Toronto, ONT - Opera House*
5/12 Montreal, QUE - Club Soda*
5/14 Toronto, ONT - Amp'd Mobile Studio
5/15 Detroit, MI - Lager House
5/16 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
5/18 Brooklyn, NY - Union Hall
5/19 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
*with Blonde Redhead

x LA Broad

Little Pop Rock Gets Forked

Sister Vanilla's debut album got reviewed on Pitchfork today! And it got a 7.2! Yay, Pitchfork!

Now, I know I don't have to tell you people to read that site, but if you care about knowing how bliss-pop (this shit 'aint twee) should sound and why you should buy it, then go read their review.

x LA Broad

Larrikin Love Breakup

Wow... must be something in the water over there--old bands, new bands... no one is safe.

Cutesy folksters Larrikin Love (adorable, right?) have called it quits. Read the full story over at

Check them out in their glory days (like... um, 11 months ago) with their video for "Happy As Annie" here:

x LA Broad

Spinal Tap Are Back!

No time to go into detail... just watch it. And, yes, Rob Reiner put back on the cap. God Bless 'im.

x LA Broad

Horrors Announce Non-BRMC Dates

Well, the Horrors have given us a revised list of the dates they will play this summer across the US. One wonders what happened... were the UK Cramps fanclub too frightening for our black rebels? Or was did their Jack the Ripper gear reek of non-rebellious fop? I got my money on Peter accidentally losing control of his bike (yes, it's black). Hey, it happens.

New Horrors Tour Dates

June 4 - Luna Lounge - Brooklyn, NY
June 5 - The Fillmore at Irving Plaza - New York City, NY
June 7 - Paradise - Boston, MA
June 8 - Rocknroll Hotel - Washington DC
June 9 - Northstar - Philadelphia, PA
June 10 - Petite Campus - Montreal, QUE
June 11 - Mod Club - Toronto, ONT
June 12 - Grog Shop - Cleveland, OH
June 14 - The Abbey Pub - Chicago, IL
June 15 - Triple Rock - Minneapolis, MN
June 18 - El Rey Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
June 19 - Popscene/330 Ritch - San Francisco, CA
June 20 - Crocodile - Seattle, WA

NOTE: No Horrors were harmed in the writing of this blog entry... or by Peter BRMC

x LA Broad

Thursday, May 03, 2007

The Top 50 Indie Anthems

NME has released their top 50 indie anthems of all time as voted by thr readers of NME.

here they are:
50 My Bloody Valentine - 'You Made Me Realise'
49 The Rapture - 'House Of Jealous Lovers'
48 Sonic Youth - 'Bull In The Heather'
47 The Libertines - 'Up The Bracket'
46 Dinosaur Jr - 'Freak Scene'
45 The La's - 'There She Goes'
44 The Stone Roses - 'Love Spreads'
43 Suede - 'Animal Nitrate'
42 The Cribs - 'Hey Scenesters'
41 Blur - 'Parklife'
40 Klaxons - 'Golden Skans'

39 Oasis - 'Champagne Supernova'
38 Pixies - 'Gigantic'
37 Kasabian - 'LSF'
36 Kaiser Chiefs - 'I Predict A Riot'
35 Pixies - 'Monkey Gone To Heaven'
34 Radiohead - 'Just'
33 The Killers - 'Mr Brightside'
32 The Stone Roses - 'Fool's Gold'
31 Oasis - 'Cigarettes & Alcohol'
30 Manic Street Preachers - 'A Design For Life'
29 Arcade Fire - 'Rebellion (Lies)'
28 Pavement - 'Cut Your Hair'
27 Oasis -' Wonderwall'
26 Radiohead - 'Creep'
25 Oasis - 'Supersonic'
24 Babyshambles - 'Fuck Forever'
23 The Gossip - 'Standing In The Way Of Control'
22 The Breeders - 'Cannonball'
21 The Smiths - 'Panic'
20 Joy Division - 'Transmission'
19 Joy Divison - 'Love Will Tear Us Apart'
18 The Verve - 'Bitter Sweet Symphony'
17 The Stone Roses - 'I Wanna Be Adored'
16 Franz Ferdinand - 'Take Me Out'
15 Blur - 'Song 2'
14 Oasis - 'Don't Look Back In Anger'
13 The Libertines - 'Can't Stand Me Now'
12 The Stone Roses - 'She Bangs The Drums'
11 The Smiths - 'This Charming Man'
10 Arctic Monkeys - 'I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor'
09 The Strokes - 'Last Nite'
08 The Stone Roses - 'I Am The Resurrection'
07 The Smiths - 'How Soon Is Now?'
06 The Libertines - 'Time For Heroes'
05 The Libertines - 'Don't Look Back Into The Sun'
04 The Smiths - 'There Is A Light That Never Goes Out'
03 Pulp - 'Common People'
02 Nirvana - 'Smells Like Teen Spirit'
01 Oasis - 'Live Forever'

Where's the Bloc Party?!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NY Broad x

The Horrors Cancel BRMC Tour

In their latest attempt to take over the States, UK (not really) favorite The Horrors decided to pull out their support slots with Black Rebel Motorcycle Clun for their upcoming US tour. Apparently the band will be having some summer tour dates so don't cry Horrors'll ruin your eyeliner.

NY Broad x