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Friday, August 31, 2007

PJ Harvey U.S. Tour Dates Announced

PJ Harvey is and always will be an artist that can do whatever she wants and I will still absolutely adore her. According to some good sources the new record "White Chalk" (out September 25 in the US) is horrifying BUT its PJ so we will see what my opinion actually is.

The joy of new records coming out are the shows that come along with it. Here are the upcoming PJ Harvey U.S. dates!:

10-10 New York, NY - Beacon Theatre
10-15 Los Angeles, CA - The Orpheum

and the two UK dates:

09-24 Bristol, England - Colston Hall
09-29 London, England - Royal Festival Hall

Tickets go on sale for the gigs in the States on September 7th through TicketMaster.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Amy Winehouse Ditches the MTV VMA's

September 9th was supposed to be a day that Amy Winehouse was going to be in Las Vegas and at least be nominated for one of the biggest music events of the year, the MTV VMA's.

We all know that Wino has been going through some crazy shit lately so very unsurprisingly it was announced that she would NOT be attending or performing at the Awards.

Right now, her husband and her are in the Caribbean for some much needed rest and hopefully no more crazy shit.

Best of luck to Wino...hope she gets better.

tapedeck Makes The Best Mixtape EVER!

Anything tapedeck does, I love. Therefore, I love their mixtape (which is actually a TAPE!) that they just released.

You can download side 1 of the tape HERE or actually purchase the tape HERE

They have the best Klaxons remix ever for "Atlantis To Interzone". Oh, and the best Kate Nash remix ever for "Caroline's A Victim". Plus, every city has their own mixtape cover!

The Thrills Get A U.S. Release!

Capitol Music Group was feeling nice and decided to give a Stateside release to the latest record by The Thrills. "Teeanger" will be released October 23rd. Hopefully a tour will follow as they happen to be a great live band.

Hilly Kristal Dies at 75

Hilly Kristal, the founder of one of the greatest rock clubs to ever exist (CBGB's), has passed away at 75. Kristal died from lung cancer yesterday after battling with the disease for some time.

"I am very sorry that Hilly is gone. He was a big help to Blondie and to the New York music scene for many years. His club CBGB’s has become a part of New York lore and Rock n’ Roll history", states Debbie Harry. After the closing of CBGB's last year in New York, Kristal was going to recreate the club in Las Vegas.

R.I.P. Hilly...

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Bruce Springsteen Announces Tour Dates!

I always liked Bruce but then a friend of mine took me to the "Live in Dublin" screening and the first thing I thought when I walked out of the theater was "what have I been missing for all these years". Now I have some time to make up and we all can start with picking up "Magic" on October 1st. The first single, "Radio Nowhere", is absolutely brilliant!

Here are the tour dates:

Hartford, CT Hartford Civic Center (October 2)
Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center (5)
East Rutherford, NJ Continental Arena (9, 10)
Ottawa, ONT Civic Centre (14)
Toronto, ONT Air Canada Centre (15)
New York, NY Madison Square Garden (17, 18)
Chicago, IL United Center (21)
Oakland, CA Oracle Arena (26)
Los Angeles, CA TBA (28)
St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center (November 2)
Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena (4)
Auburn Hills, MI Palace Of Auburn Hills (5)
Washington, DC Verizon Arena (11)
Pittsburgh, PA Mellon Arena (14)
Albany, NY Times Union Center (15)
Boston, MA TD Banknorth Garden (18)
Madrid, Spain Palacio De Deportes (25)
Bilbao, Spain Bilbao Ex. Centre (26)
Milan, Italy Datchforum (28)
Arnhem, Netherlands Geldredome (30)
Mannheim, Germany Sap Arena (December 2)
Oslo, Norway Oslo Spektrum (4)
Copenhagen, Denmark Forum Copenhagen (8)
Stockholm, Sweden Globe Arena (10)
Antwerp, Belgium Sports Paleis (12)
Cologne, Germany Koln Arena (13)
Belfast, Ireland Odyssey Arena (15)
Paris, France Palais Omnisports (17)
London O2 Arena (19)

Bruce is going to kill it...

Likely Listens: Rilo Kiley - Silver Lining

Any band that has child stars rocks my world. Especially when they were on "Salute Your Shorts".

Under The Blacklight is out now...

Monday, August 27, 2007

Kate Nash - U.S. Album Release and New York Tour Dates

God bless Music Snobbery at the moment. Why? KATE NASH IS PLAYING NEW YORK and there will be an EP released by Geffen around the same time.

On September 4th the "Foundations EP" will be release on iTunes with the following tracks:

* Foundations
* Caroline's a Victim
* Navy Taxi
* Habanera

(no Mouthwash!!!!!!)

The New York dates are as follows:

* September 24, Luna Lounge
* September 25, Joe's Pub

I'm not going to lie...I got a bit giddy when I found out she was playing here. Not only that but "Made of Bricks" is surely on my Top 10 records of the year.

Also, if you haven't heard Tapedeck's brilliant remix of Caroline's A Victim then go to their MySpace page. Its also on the mixtape they just released!

Likely Looks: Common feat. Lily Allen - Drivin' Me Wild

Lily looks adorable in her little green promesque dress.

Coachella 2008 - My Bloody Valentine Reunion??

Is the moment we've all been waiting for for years finally going to happen? First, its Jesus and Mary Chain and now...MY BLOODY VALENTINE! The group is tipped to be reuniting for 2008's Coachella in California.

The band is also possibly panning a 2008 world tour. As much as its super cliche to reunite these days...I still sort of love it.

Maybe just maybe one day we will see a Smiths reunion too...nah.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Hipster Olympics

This video is absolutely one of the funniest things I have seen in a long time. Welcome to the Burg...

Friday, August 24, 2007

Carling Weekend - Reading and Leeds Day 1

I've never been to Reading or Leeds but I must make sure that I head over there soon. So far the action is as follows:

Paramore might be missing their set
The Gossip almost missed their set but made it
Beth Ditto gave the audience a little more then they wanted to see when she showed off her hot black underwear
Interpol fucking killed it
Everyone flocked to see Albert Hammond Jr
Kate Nash watched Gallows
CSS threw milk at the crowd
Razorlight played the most stellar fucking set ever and Johnny Borrell told the crowd "you're all legends"

Since I'm not there you should check for the latest happenings and photos.

For now, here is the Razorlight set list:

'In The Morning'
'Hold On'
'Golden Touch'
'Back To The Start'
'(Don't Go Back To) Dalston'
'Fall To Pieces'
'Pop Song 2006'
Can't stop This Feeling I've Got'
'Los Angeles Waltz'
'Leave Me Alone'
'Rock N Roll Lies'
'Rip It Up'
'Who Needs Love'
'In The City'
'Fall, Fall, Fall'
'Funeral Blues'
'Stumble And Fall'
'Somewhere Else'

Shit...Rip It Up? Rock N Roll Lies? They pulled out some oldies for this gig...

Photo from

Paolo Nutini Speaks Out About Canceled Amy Winehouse Dates...and Add Some Of His Own U.S. Tourdates

Paolo Nutini was set to play all U.S. dates for the upcoming Amy Winehouse tour but we all know what happened to THAT.

"I'm terribly disappointed we have to delay these shows. I'll be thinking a good thought for Amy. She is a remarkable talent and I am very much looking forward to sharing stages with her in the New Year. In the meantime, I'm truly excited about this upcoming tour of North America.", says Nutini.

The good news is that Paolo will be playing the States by himself...and its a great live show so do your best to check him out. I am sure his cover of Rehab will be done once again on a nightly basis.

Here are the new dates:

07 - BUFFALO, NY Albright Knox Art Museum
08 - TORONTO, Toronto Islands Park
09 - MONTREAL, Parc Jeans Drapeau
10 - SOUTH BURLINGTON, Higher Ground - Ballroom
12 - NEW YORK, Fillmore NY at Irving Plaza
13 - PHILADELPHIA, Fillmore at TLA
14 - AUSTIN, Stubbs Bar-B-Q
15 - AUSTIN, Zilker Park
18 - ALBUQUERQUE, Sunshine Theatre
19 - TUCSON Rialto
21 - LOS ANGELES, The Wiltern LG
22 - SAN FRANCISCO, Warfield Theatre
23 - CHULA VISTA, Coors Amphitheatre
24 - VANCOUVER, Commodore Ballroom
25 - SEATTLE, Moore Theatre
26 - PORTLAND, Roseland Theatre
28 - DETROIT, St Andrews Hall
29 - CLEVELAND, House of Blues
30 - DECORAH, Regents Center (Luther College)

01 - SAINT PAUL, Fitzgerald Theatre
02 - CHICAGO, Vic Theatre
04 - WASHINGTON, 9:30 Club
05 - BALTIMORE, Rams Head Live
06 - BOSTON, Orpheum Theatre
07 - TARRYTOWN, Tarrytown Music Hall
08 - PITTSBURGH, Mr Smalls Theatre
10 - INDIANAPOLIS, Egyptian Room
11 - MILWAUKEE, Pabst Theatre
12 - MADISON, Barrymore Theatre
13 - DES MOINES, Val Air Ballroom
14 - SAINT LOUIS, The Pageant
16 - OMAHA, Sokol Auditorium
17 - KANSAS CITY, Uptown Theatre
18 - DENVER, Paramount Theatre (radio show)
19 - PARK CITY, Harry O's
21 - TEMPE, Marquee Theatre
23 - DALLAS, House of Blues
24 - HOUSTON, Warehouse Live
26 - NASHVILLE, Wildhorse
27 - ATLANTA, Tabernacle
28 - NEW ORLEANS, Voodoo Island/ City Park

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Likely Listens: We Start Fires

Ever since Kenickie broke up years ago, there has always been a great mainly girl punk pop band that has been missing from my ipod. Enter We Start Fires from Darlington, UK to fill this void. After hearing their latest single "Play You", I automatically loved it and have been a fan ever since.

Basically, you must listen.

Here is the video for "Play You":

To listen to additional tracks check out their MySpace page as well.

yourcodenameis:milo Break Up

On August 21st, it was announced that yourcodenameis:milo is on "indefinite hiatus". Their MySpace page says the following:


To All..

After 5 years and 4 wicked cool records, we have decided to put yourcodenameis:milo on an indefinate hiatus.

We are all exceptionally proud of all we have achieved as a band, but feel it is time to move on and explore new paths both musical and non musical.

We are eternally grateful to everyone who supported us through it all, came to the shows, bought the all the bands we played with and the people we met along the way.
We hope it meant as much to you as it did to us.

cheers for being there.

Justin, Paul, Adam, Ross, Shaun."

A great band that will surely be missed...

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Babyshambles Get A U.S. Release

Mark your calendars for October 23rd because "Shotter's Nation" is going to be released through Astralwerks on that day!

Here is the tracklisting:

"Carry On Up The Morning"
"You Talk"
"UnBilo Titled"
"Side Of The Road"
"Crumb Begging"
"UnStookie Titled"
"French Dog Blues"
"There She Goes"
"Baddies Boogie"
"Deft Left Hand"
"The Lost Art of Murder" (featuring Bert Jansch)

Now, if only the label can get the band over for a gig...then it will be of some importance.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Amy Winehouse Postpones U.S. Tour Dates

Amy Winehouse has just announced that she is postponing her U.S. tour with Paolo Nutini.

Here is the official statement:

Due to the rigours involved in touring, Amy Winehouse has been advised to postpone her upcoming September US and Canadian tour dates. All ticket holders may obtain refunds at their point of purchase. Amy's European and UK tour dates in October and November remain in place. Plans are being made to reschedule her US tour for early 2008. Until then, Amy has been ordered to rest and is working with medical professionals to address her health.

Sometimes everyone just needs a little break...

Likely Looks: Foals - Mathletics

By now, you should all know how I feel about Foals. If you don't then I love them to pieces and they are one of my favorite bands of 2007.

I've always said they are the next Bloc Party (not that they sound like it but they are that good that they can turn INTO it)

Here is the new video for their song "Mathletics":

As for a US release, this is going to sound really weird BUT they were on my plane to London the other week (their name was on their gear, OK!??)so hopefully they are in talks!

Enjoy xx

The Jesus and Mary Chain New Album and Tour!

I didn't want to be the one to report this to you but I couldn't wait any longer...

The Jesus and Mary Chain are back to do some more West Coast dates and have announced that they have confirmed a new studio album with a release date TBD.

The last time around they definitely lacked enthusiasm but it was one of those things where you sort of didn't care. 2007 has been the year of reunions and this one was the ultimate for me (and my LA partner in crime...)

Now the band are back for the following dates:

10/20 - Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
10/22 - Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
10/23 - Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern Theatre #
10/26 - San Francisco, CA @ the Fillmore #
10/27 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore #
All dates with Evan Dando (solo acoustic)
# - Soulsavers (featuring Mark Lanegan)

I want to go!

Spike Jonze Interviews M.I.A.

Spike Jonze hangs out with M.I.A. in London (Part 1 of 6)...and a nice reminder that the new M.I.A. record is out today.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Lily Allen Sets The Record Straight

Raise a glass for Amy
George Bush is a cunt

Basically thats what Lily's latest blog entry says.

Here it is:

v festival was great, thanks to everybody who came ,

i just want all my fans to know this ,
I have called george bush a c**t at pretty much every show i have played over the past year , that is because I think he is one and i stand by that . You can make up your own mind as to whether you agree with me or not , thats just how i feel . Just because i hate george bush doesnt mean I hate america , quite the opposite , I think the US is a great place and I am really sad that I cant be there for my commitments scheduled for the near future . what i said about George Bush this weekend bears no relation to what happened a couple of weeks ago with my visa , that is an issue with the US immigration service . I just wanted to let you all know that my " foul mouthed tirade " so widely reported over the past couple of days is actually pretty rehearsed and ive beeen saying it long before all this visa issue .
also me raising a drink to Amy , was just that , showing my support for her . I've been around enough substance abuse and alcoholism to know that it's a serious matter , and not to be taken lightly .
im sorry, i wanted to write this because i felt like if i didn't say anything you all might believe the rubbish your being fed .


Gotta love Lils!

The Gossip and The Long Blondes Team Up For U.S. Tour

Two members of the 2007 NME Cool List has teamed up for an upcoming U.S. Tour. Its going to be lovely to see Kate Jackson and BetH Ditto tear up the stage one after another.

Here are the tour dates:

Nov 06 - Music Box Theater, Los Angeles, CA
Nov 09 - House of Blues, Dallas, TX
Nov 10 - The Parish, Austin, TX
Nov 12 - The Earl, Atlanta, GA
Nov 16 - Webster Hall, New York, NY
Nov 17 - Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
Nov 18 - Middle East, Cambridge, MA

More dates to be announced!

The Gossip - Listen Up
The Long Blondes - Once and Never Again

Art Brut and The Hold Steady Do NME's Rock and Roll Riot Tour

After the fantastic response from the Kaiser Chiefs NME tour, the folks from the British music powerhouse paper have decided to do it again with Art Brut and The Hold Steady.

Art Brut is like Lily Allen Part 2 in this doesn't even feel like they are British anymore.

Here are the dates:

Sun. 10/21 - Providence, RI @ Lupo's
Mon. 10/22 - Boston, MA @ Roxy
Tue. 10/23 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
Wed. 10/24 - Raleigh, NC @ Disco Rodeo
Thu. 10/25 - Athens, GA @ 40 Watt
Fri. 10/26 - Knoxville, TN @ Bijou Theatre
Sat. 10/27 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
Mon. 10/29 - Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom
Tue. 10/30 - Chicago, IL @ Metro
Wed. 10/31 - Chicago, IL @ Metro
Thu. 11/1 - Minneapolis, MN @ State Theatre
Sun. 11/4 - Seattle, WA @ HUB Ballroom
Mon. 11/5 - Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
Tue. 11/6 - San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theater
Wed. 11/7 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
Thu. 11/8 - San Diego, CA @ Cane's
Fri. 11/9 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
Sun. 11.11 - Boulder, CO @ Fox Theater
Mon. 11/ 12 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
Tue. 11/ 13 - Lawrence, KS @ Granada
Wed. 11/ 14 - Dallas, TX @ Palladium Ballroom
Thu. 11/15 - Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa
Sat. 11/17 - Birmingham, AL @ BottleTree Annex
Sun. 11/18 - Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
Mon. 11/19 - Richmond, VA @ Toad's Place Richmond
Tue. 11/20 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Wed. 11/ 21 - New York, NY @ Terminal 5

Sunday, August 19, 2007

The Wombats Play Debut New York Show

Liverpool favorites The Wombats are one of the most hyped UK imports as of lately. Finally coming over and playing New York is always a test to see if people are actualy going to care...or not.

Getting on stage around 20 minutes late and breaking out into accapella (drummer included!) for "Girls, Boys and Marsupials", the crowd sort of stood there not really knowing what to expect for the rest of the gig. Continuing on with loads of interaction/talking (although the crowd didn't really understand their Northern accents) and breaking out their catchy tracks left and right, finally the crowd got into it and started to warm up a bit.

Playing their next single "Let's Dance To Joy Division", "Kill The Director" and ending with "Backfire At The Disco"; The Womats played a great set that was full of energy and made it worth it to drag yourself out to the Annex on a Wednesday night.

Who knows when they are coming back but they are definitely playing venues bigger then the Annex next time around.

Photo Credit: SoundBitesNYC

Friday, August 17, 2007

The Rapture + New York Red Bulls = A New W.A.Y.U.H.

Music, fashion, film...and even SPORTS all sort of come together at one point in time. This time around the MLS (Major League Soccer) decided to pair up local favorites from every city and pair them up with their local teams.

Being from New York, I of course love the fact that they used The Rapture and had them re-record a version of W.A.Y.U.H complete with the hook as "Go New York" and Luke at the end going Goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaallllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll!

Other participants are OK Go (Chicago), Meg and Dia (Salt Lake City), RJD2 (Columbus) and many others.

For the complete list of bands as well as to hear the tracks visit the Adidas site

NY Broad x

Arcade Fire/LCD Soundsystem Split!

Arcade Fire and LCD Soundsystem teaming up was just too good to be true in the first place. Now the exclusive 7" split they will be selling on the tour track listing has been revealed and it makes it even better!

LCD Soundsystem will be covering Joy Division's "No Love Lost" and Arcade Fire will be covering Serge Gainsbourg's "Poupee De Cire"! Honestly, this 7" is worth going to Randall's Island for.

Here are the dates:

09/14 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Festival
09/17 - Denver, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
09/20 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl
09/22 - San Francisco, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
09/24 - Seattle, WA - WaMu Theater At Qwest Field
09/26 - Salt Lake City, UT - Waterfall Amphitheatre At Thanksgiving Pt
09/28 - Kansas City, MO - Starlight Theatre
09/30 - St.Paul, MN - Roy Wilkins Auditorium
10/03 - Louisville, KY - Waterfront Park
10/05 - Columbus, OH - LC Pavilion
10/06 - New York, NY - Randall's Island

Speaking of Joy Division...I would like to have a countdown for the release of Control. A friend of mine saw it and basically said its brilliant. AHHHHHHHHH

NY Broad x

Sleeping States To Tour The U.S.

Sleeping States has been on my radar for a while and now the fine folks in Voxtrot and The Little Ones have decided to take him on tour!

Here are the tour dates:

September w/Voxtrot and The Little Ones

19th – College of Santa Fe – Santa Fe
20th – Plush – Tuson
21st – Glass House – Pomona
22nd – Casbah – San Diego
23rd – Henry Fonda Theatre – LA
25th – Bimbos 365 Club – San Francisco
27th – Hawthorne Theatre – Portland
28th – Neumos – Seattle
29th – Nightlight Lounge – Bellingham

October w/Voxtrot and The Little Ones

1st – Bluebird Theatre - Denver
3rd – Triple Rock Social Club - Minneapolis
4th – Metro - Chicago

The music is definitely perfect for a good Sunday morning...and Markland has a unique talent for writing a catchy tune while still keeping it singer/songwriter real.

The album "There The Open Spaces" will be released on September 17th in the U.S. so be sure to pick it up and spread the love.

For now, here is an MP3 for your downloading pleasure:

Sleeping States - London Fields

NY Broad x

Likely Looks: Babyshambles - Delivery

Oh how I love Babyshambles...even though Pete Doherty gets arrested more times a day than I can count on one hand and they are constantly arriving at their gigs late (*cough* 4 hours late to V Festival *cough*).

At the end of the day, who cares? All I care about is the new video for "Delivery", the first single from the upcoming album "Shotters Nation".

Here is the video:

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Amy Winehouse Cancels August Tour

Poor Amy Winehouse! She's checked herself out of rehab and is now back in (claiming she left to only pick up a guitar...and a drink at her local!) and has officially canceled all of her August tour. Yes folks, that means NO V Festival.

As for the upcoming US tour...we will wait and see if thats going to happen or not.

NY Broad x

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Los Campesinos! Return To The U.S.

If you missed the Los Campesinos! gigs last Thursday and Friday in New York then you are in luck! The band is coming back (and playing a bigger venue of course) in November to New York and hitting the West Coast as well.

Here are the dates:

Los Angeles, CA Troubadour (November 27)
San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall (28)
New York, NY Bowery Ballroom (30)

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NY Broad x

Likley Listens: Bang Lime

Silly band name aside, I already know you'll like these guys. It's another Metric side-project! This time it's the revenge of the rhythm section as bassist Josh Winstead and drummer Joules Scott-Key band (ooh, an unintentional pun!) together.

If you're a fan of the anthems on Old World Underground... you'll be into this from the get go. Their lead single "Death of Death" couldn't be farther away from the connotation of its title. The song begins with a classic, spiraling guitar riff that sounds like a slightly more mature version of a Be Your Own Pet song. Not surprisingly, the drums and lagging bass hooks are the meat of the song.

"It's all right in the dark of night..."

Quite the rock 'n' roll turn of phrase. Check it out for yourself:

Bang Lime - "Death of Death"

The duo are finishing up a North American tour right now. You can check out the rest of their dates on their MySpace page.

x, LA Broad

Likely Listens: The Wombats

Straight out of Liverpool come The Wombats with their insanely catchy tracks that sort of make you want to jump out of your seat and dance no matter where you are.

I promise in around 15 minutes you'll be screaming the lyrics to "Kill The Director" and loving it.

Catch The Wombats tonight at the Annex at 10PM NYC kids!

This is no Bridget Jones...

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Sweden Attacks! Shout Out Louds and Johnossi Announce U.S. Tour with Nico Vega

The Swedes are back and ready to take over your city with a little help from the U.S. based Nico Vega (who just signed with MySpace Records!).

Here are the tour dates:

10/6 - Los Angeles, CA @ LA Weekly Detour Festival
10/9 - San Francisco, CA @ Independent
10/10 - Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall
10/11 - Portland, OR @ Berbati’s Pan
10/12 - Vancouver, BC @ Richard On Richard’s
10/13 - Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
10/15 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
10/16 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre
10/17 - Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Lounge
10/18 - Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Café
10/19 - Chicago, IL @ Logan Sq. Auditorium
10/20 - Columbus, OH @ The Basement
10/22 - Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
10/23 - Montreal, QC @ Cabaret
10/24 - Boston, MA @ Paradise
10/25 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
10/26 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (w/o Nico Vega)
10/27 - Hoboken, NY @ Maxwell’s
10/28 - Washington, DC @ 9.30 Club
10/29 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
10/30 - Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
10/31 - Atlanta, GA @ The Loft
11/2 – Austin, TX @ The Parish
11/3 - Dallas, TX @ Granada Theatre

Amy Winehouse Finally Goes To Rehab (And Doesn't Say No No No)

Sorry...the title of this post was just WAY too easy (and done before I am sure but oh well). Amy Winehouse is truly a hot mess these days and finally getting help for all her addictions. She's been canceling shows left and right and is turning into the female Pete Doherty. God bless REHAB!

Off to the US are Winehouse and her husband of a few months, Blake Fielder-Civil to get help. After a blow out with her family and being rushed to the hospital for taking every drug and drink under the sun, enough was enough.

Amy will still apparently be playing V Festival in the UK...

NY Broad x

Monday, August 13, 2007

Calvin Harris To Play New York And Los Angeles.

It was acceptable in the 80's...and its also quite acceptable in 2007 I must say. The new king of electro, Calvin Harris is bringing himself Stateside playing two special shows in New York and Los Angeles this upcoming September.

Here are the dates:
September 12 - Mercury Lounge New York, NY
September 14 - The Echo Los Angeles, CA

Also, here is the video for "Marrymaking At My Place"

NY Broad x

Amy Winehouse Pulls Out Of Her Rolling Stones Opening Slot

Amy Winehouse is not only one of the most talented singers around today...but she's also one of the most fucked up. Notorious for drinking ALL the time and lately for her use of the white stuff, Amy apparently ODed last week which sent her into hiding at a posh hotel.

Fast forward to today and Winehouse has announced she is pulling out of two opening slots she had on the Rolling Stones tour. My guess is Mick Jagger isn't too thrilled about this one.

Hopefully Amy gets back on track because she's slowly turning into Pete will become a miracle if she actually shows up at her live gigs at the rate she's going

NY Broad x

Friday, August 10, 2007

A Sad Day In Music...

The man that put Manchester on the music map and the founder of Factory Records, Tony Wilson, has passed away today at the age of 57.

He was an absolute legend and will be missed.

Lily Allen Gets Her Own TV Show

Lily Allen is not only a singer, blogger extraordinare, champion fighter (she's got great skills when it comes to assaulting photographers) but NOW soon to be TV star.

Next year, Lily will be getting her own TV show on the BBC. After her much talked about appearance on "The Friday Night Project" some crafty creator decided Lily would be perfect for her own show.

Lily's new album will be completed sometime around May 2008.

Mika - Free At Highline Ballroom Today

As New York seems to feel like Seattle more and more everyday,Mika has provided a little something to drop your weather sadness. Since his free show at Bryant Park was canceled due to the weather conditions he will be doing a FREE show today at Highline Ballroom.

Here are all the details:

Mika LIVE at Highline Ballroom
431 W. 16th St
1:30 PM
Doors open at 12:30

NY Broad x

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Pete Doherty: The Musical

It seems like Kate Moss and Pete Doherty got creative when they were together beyond what we caught from the YouTube clips posted under KP Nuts. According to reports, both kate and Pete put their musical minds together and were in the early stages of creating a musical together. Yes, a MUSICAL!

“The story was centered around a love tale of two star-crossed lovers as they struggle through life" says a source from The Sun. Now, I don't know about you but as much as I love me some Pete Doherty I don't think a musical penned by him and Moss would be anything to talk about.

NY Broad x

Likely Listens: The Creepy Morons

With a band name like The Creepy Morons you can't help but wonder what the hell they sound like. Two words: fucking awesome!

There are only two songs on their MySpace page but be sure to listen to them. They are your answer to The Horrors...but they are actually good.

NY Broad x


Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Razorlight To Play Intimate Gig

Razorlight have just been announced as the latest band to join "Five Decades, Twelve Sundays" at Camden's Proud Gallery in London. The event is 100% free and the venue is INSANELY small so it is pretty much a requirement to attend.

The gig is on August 19th and as for ticket info go HERE

NY Broad x

UNKLE Announces First Ever U.S. Tour Dates

UNKLE has announced their first ever U.S. tour dates with the live band. Hopefully some very special celebrity guests turn up a la Mark Ronson for these dates!

Here are the dates:

Thu 10/18 - Webster Hall, New York, NY (for CMJ)
Fri 10/19 - Lee's Palace, Toronto, ONT
Sat 10/20 - Metro, Chicago, IL
Fri 10/26 - Echoplex, Los Angeles, CA
Sat 10/27 - Mezzanine, San Francisco, CA
Sun 10/28 - Vegoose Festival, Las Vegas, NV

NY Broad x

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Likely Looks: M.I.A. - Jimmy

M.I.A. has finally returned in full force. First it was the single for "Boyz" and now the disco influenced "Jimmy". I don't know how much I love it...but it COULD grow on me so I will continue to give it a chance.

See for yourself...

NY Broad x

Lily Allen Banned From The U.S.

Lily Allen has finally outstayed her welcome in the U.S. After being stopped at LAX Airport in Los Angeles, Lily was apparently strip searched and locked in a jail cell. Allen was detained due to her alleged bust up with a photographer in March.

Don't fear Lily fans as she will do her best to come back! "I want my fans to know that I will do everything I can to be back in America in September. I don't like letting my fans down and this is a situation that I am sure we can sort", says Allen.

NY Broad x

Monday, August 06, 2007

Elliott Smith's 38th Birthday Present To You

Today would have been Elliott Smith's 38th birthday. And, we all know why it's not. In honor of his would-be birthday, Kill Rock Stars is offering up on of the best tracks off of his posthumous album, New Moon. So, instead of adding more graffitti to the almost invisable Figure 8 wall at Solutions today, download "Angel in the Snow" below...

Elliott Smith - Angel in the Snow

LA Broad

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Envelopes Present "Soup Of Germs" Mixtape

Envelopes have been gracious enough to provide the general public with a mixtape entitled "Soup of Germs". You can download it right here and we will even provide the tracklisting

Here is the track listing:
1. Ocean
2. Desert
3. Excuse me please
4. Pass the Freejazz, I think I'm dancing
5. Insane asylum
6. Ocean (reprise)
7. The comeback
8. Going down
9. To the beach
10. It is a hard way of life
11. Remember Stora Hult

and you can download it HERE

NY Broad x