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Friday, November 30, 2007

Sex Pistols Added To Isle of Wight 2008

Sex Pistols have now been the second act announced to headline the Isle of Wight festival in the UK in 2008 along with The Police.

The 3 day festival takes place June 13-15 and more acts have yet to be announced.

So its officially a reunion that wil probably last for around a year...look for the Sex Pistols world tour in around 3 months guaranteed

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Likely Looks: Rufus Wainwright - Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart

Rufus Wainwright couldn't be any more cute or charismatic in this clip from his upcoming DVD Rufus! Rufus! Rufus! Does Judy! Judy! Judy! Live At The London Palladium which is released on December 4th.

Now I'm kicking myself for missing these gigs.

OH and there is also a 2 CD set as well for the Carnegie Hall gig which you can pre-order HERE

Loads of Rufus for Xmas!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Likely Looks: Kate Nash - Pumpkin Soup

Kate Nash has enough charm to make anyone absolutely fall in love with her work. Her video for her next single, "Pumpkin Soup" is absolutely darling...

Also, Kate is confirmed for who is next?!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Amy Winehouse Cancels Her Tour

Surprise! Amy Winehouse has canceled all remaining dates and public appearances based on the doctor's orders for the rest of the year.

"The rigors involved in touring and the intense emotional strain that Amy has been under in recent weeks have taken their toll," said Winehouse representative Tracey Miller in a statement today.

"I can't give it my all onstage without my Blake," Winehouse said in a statement provided by Miller. "I'm so sorry but I don't want to do the shows halfheartedly; I love singing. My husband is everything to me and without him, it's just not the same."

All tickets will be refunded...

I don't know what else to say...except that I am not surprised.

Likely Looks: White Stripes - Conquest

I must say...Jack White looks quite nice in action in a matador costume

Pete Doherty Goes Solo?

Pete Doherty honestly amazes me. He has completed two Babyshambles albums since the Libertines all while being addicted to all srts of drugs, made a name for himself worldwide as a tabloid superstar with his ex-girlfriend Kate Moss and NOW already has recorded tracks for a solo album that is due out in 2008.

Wrking with Jake Foir, Pete has been writing and living in Wilshire with his cats and has been writing non stop. The tracks are a lot "slower and intimate" than his stuff with Babyshambles as well.

I love anything he does...let the countdown to Pete's solo record begin!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Likely Looks: The Enemy - We'll Live and Die in These Towns

Since The Enemy were named the band to watch by NME in 2007, its been all uphill from there. The band's debut album "To Live and Die In These Towns" went straight to #1 in the UK and their new single "We'll Live and Die In These Towns" is released December 3 in the UK.

Here is the video for We'll Live and Die in These Towns:

Likely Listens: The Bridal Shop

The Bridal Shop could have the most lovely sound I have heard in a long time. Hailing from Sweden, the home to some of the best music hats come out in the past few years; The Bridal Shop combine the sounds of the early 80's with nice dreary electro a la DNTEL.

After hearing their track Bay The Moon, I fell in love immediately (which is on their MySpace).

The Bridal Shop - Marine

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Bloc Party Release Flux in the U.S.

Bloc Party are giving the U.S. some love and releasing their fantastic single "Flux" on iTunes for us fine folks to have access to. If you haven't purchased your import yet you are in luck because iTunes is offering an exclusive remix of the track

Here is the iTunes track listing:

Flux (JFK Remix)
Flux (Tomboy's Cowbell Treat)
Flux (Good Books Magnetism Mix)
Flux (Punx Soundcheck "Tenebrae" Remix)*
*iTunes only

The JFK remix is probably the best one out of all of them...

You can purchase the EP HERE

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Gallows Announce Additional Tour Dates

I knew they couldn't neglect New York...

Here are the additional dates:

Jan 18 2008 Launch Pad Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Jan 19 2008 The Clubhouse Tempe, Arizona, USA
Jan 21 2008 Chain Reaction Anaheim, California, USA
Jan 23 2008 Troubadour Los Angeles, California, USA
Jan 24 2008 Slim’s San Francisco, California, USA
Jan 26 2008 Hawthorne Theatre Portland, Oregon, USA
Jan 27 2008 Plaza Club Vancouver, BC, Canada
Jan 28 2008 Chop Suey Seattle, Washington, USA
Jan 30 2008 Avalon Theater Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Jan 31 2008 Marquis Theatre Denver, Colorado, USA
Feb 2 2008 Triple Rock Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Feb 3 2008 Metro - Smart Bar Chicago, Illinois, USA
Feb 4 2008 Grog Shop Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Feb 5 2008 Mod Club Toronto, ON, Canada
Feb 7 2008 The Palladium Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Feb 8 2008 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, New York, USA
Feb 9 2008 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY, USA
Feb 10 2008 North Star Bar Philadelphia, PA, USA

Likely Looks: Kasier Chiefs "Love's Not A Competition (But I'm Wining)"

Wringing out another single from the kitchen rag that is Yours Truly, Angry Mob (okay, that metaphor was meant to be far more complimentary), we get another single from t'Chiefs. This time it is the not-so-lovelorn ballad, "Love's Not A Competition (But I'm Winning)": part tongue-firmly-in-cheek, part brutal honesty about the transfer of male-female power. It's just like boys to think they're winning, isn't it? Sex biases aside, this is a lovely little tune and the video sees the boys taking in the sites of my sister blogger's city, aka The City. Plus, you get to see Peanut in a little rickshaw. Adorable. Sorry, Penaut.

Kaiser Chiefs - "Love's Not A Competition (But I'm Winning)"

x, LA Broad

P.S. - Interview with the pipes of the chiefs (Ricky "swoon" Wilson) coming SOON

Monday, November 19, 2007

Shirley Manson Solo Record Details!

Shirley Manson is breaking free of Garbage for a bit and finally releasing her solo record possibly early next year. The songwriting credits go to the fabulous Manson and Greg Kurstin of The Bird and The Bee fame.

Shirley also worked with Beck, Jack White, Billy Corgan and Paul Buchanan (The Blue Nile) on the tracks. Who worked on what track is yet to be discoverd but here is the tracklisting in full:

1. "Don't Want Anyone Hurt"
2. "Don't Want to Pretend"
3. "Gone Upside"
4. "Hot Shit"
5. "Kid Ourselves"
6. "Lighten Up"
7. "Little Dough"
8. "No Regrets"
9. "Pissholes"
10. "Pure Genius"
11. "So Shines a Good Deed"
12. "Spooky"
13. "Stop"
14. "Sweet Old World"
15. "The Desert"
16. "To Be King"

I honestly can't wait...Shirley's been a huge part of the writing process for Garbage and her solo album should be absolutely brillliant.

Spiritualized At the Apollo

Its been a long time since I last saw Spiritualized and it was well worth the wait. On Friday at the Apollo Theater, it was truly a magical experience to see the band stripped down with an orchestra and gospel singers.

Coming on stage with an acoustic guitar and a pair of sunglasses, Jason Pierce sounded and looked incredible. It was as if no one existed (especially the douchebag that kept saying "Jason take your sunnys off"...what an idiot) as Jason picked up his acoustic guitar and said "thank you" a total of 2 times during the night.

The crowd was a bit odd but respectful as they stayed seated throughout the entire show. I would have liked it to be a la PJ Harvey and been able to hear a pin drop...but you can't always get what you want

Here is the setlist:

Sitting On Fire
Lord Let It Rain On Me
True Love Will Find You
Cool Waves
Going Down Slow
Feel So Sad
Soul On Fire
Walking With Jesus
Stop Your Crying
All Of My Tears
Baby I'm Just A Fool
Anything More
Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space
Broken Heart
I Think I'm In Love...
Lord Can You Hear Me
Oh Happy Day

Absolutely brilliant show...and a once in a lifetime experience.

Setlist courtesy of The Music Slut

Photo courtesy of Klaus Kinski

My Bloody Valentine Extend UK Tour and Do VBS.TV

My Bloody Valentine has extended their UK tour. I'd love it if it "extended" into the US...I am guessing Coachella all the way.

Here are all the dates:

London Roundhouse (June 20, 21, 22)
Manchester Apollo (28, 29)
Glasgow Barrowland (July 2, 3)

Also, Kevin Shields did a 4 part interview for VBS.TV.

Here is Part 1 of 4:

Friday, November 16, 2007

Amy Winehouse Has Officially Lost It

No, she was not doing drugs on stage...but wiping your nose on stage? Come on! I have a feeling that she could have a cold for the reason that she did something BEFORE her set. Then again, who am I to judge.

Her long time tour manager also quit from traces of second hand smoke in his lungs...heroin smoke. are brilliant...get it together woman!

Likely Looks: The Pigeon Detectives - I Found Out

The Pigeon Detectives write some of the catchiest tracks on earth at the moment and their new single "I Found Out" os no exception.

The single was just released on November 12th and the UK and here is the video to accompany it:

Thursday, November 15, 2007

My Bloody Valentine Announce UK Shows

First shows in 16 This is basically as good as the Verve reuniting and I have a feeling that MBV playing in the States before or after these UK shows will be very likely.

Can anyone say COACHELLA?!

Here are the UK dates:
London Roundhouse (June 20)
Manchester Apollo (28)
Glasgow Barrowland (July 2)

Tickets go on sale this Friday (November 16)

Now for some vintage footage:

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

NME's Cool List 2007

Here it is folks...NME's 2007 Cool List!

*2006 positions are in parenthesis

1. Frank Carter – Gallows
2. Jamie Reynolds – Klaxons (13)
3. Lovefoxxx – CSS (10)
4. Ryan Jarman – The Cribs
5. Lethal Bizzle
6. Alex Turner – Arctic Monkeys (32)
7. Kate Nash
8. Amy Winehouse (50)
9. Beth Ditto – The Gossip (1)
10. Keith Richards – The Rolling Stones (26)
11. MIA
12. Thom Yorke – Radiohead (9)
13. Drew McConnell - Babyshambles
14. Prince
15. Tom Clarke – The Enemy
16. Noel Gallagher – Oasis
17. Hayley Williams - Paramore
18. Brandon’s Tache – Brandon Flowers, The Killers
19. Matt Bellamy – Muse (27)
20. James Smith - Hadouken
21. Caleb Followill – Kings of Leon
22. Matt Helders – Arctic Monkeys
23. Eddie Argos – Art Brut
24. Craig Finn – The Hold Steady
25. Morgan Yeah? – Does it Offend You, Yeah?
26. Simon Neil - Biffy Clyro – (28)
27. Simon Taylor - Klaxons
28. Karen O – Yeah Yeah Yeahs (5)
29. Kele Okereke – Bloc Party
30. Meg White – The White Stripes (24)
31. Tim Harrington – Les Savy Fav
32. Gerard Way – My Chemical Romance (8)
33. Jamie T
34. Pete Doherty – Babyshambles (28)
35. Lou Hayter – New Young Pony Club
36. Ian Brown
37. Joe Lean – Joe Lean and the Jing Jang Jong
38. Andy Burrows - Razorlight
39. Kyle Falconer – The View
40. Nicky Wire – Manic Street Preachers
41. Josh Homme - Queens of the Stone Age
42. Cole Alexander - Black Lips
43. Suki - Real Heat
44. Brandon Flowers – The Killers (29)
45. Yannis Philippakis - Foals
46. Patrick Wolf
47. Carlos D - Interpol
48. Santogold
49. Dev Hynes – Lightspeed Champion
50. Spider Webb – The Horrors

Had It - Lost It

1. Richard Archer
2. Sugababes
3. Donny Tourette
4. The Libertines
5. Kanye West
6. Iggy Pop
7. Mystery Jets
8. Paul Smith, Maximo Park
9. Paul Mullen Lily?

Gallows Annouce U.S. Dates

After doing a summer at the Warped Tour with every single punk rock veteran you can imagine, Gallows are coming back to the States to do a quick run of shows in the South

Here are the dates:

1/9 - The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
1/10 - Jack Rabbits - Jacksonville, FL
1/11 - The Social - Orlando, FL
1/12 - Common Grounds - Gainesville, FL
1/14 - Red Room at Meridian - Houston, TX
1/15 - Emo's - Austin, TX
1/16 - The Door - Dallas, TX

More dates are to be announced soon...

Monday, November 12, 2007

Dandy Warhols in LA Tonight

Well, sort of... it looks like the man who "sneezes and hits come out" himself, Courtney Taylor Taylor, will be out playing a show at Cinespace tonight with fellow Dandy, Brent DeBoer. They're billed as The Dutch Masters. Check it:

LA Broad

Likely Looks: Good Shoes - Small Town Girl

The lovely boys in Good Shoes have just released the video for their upcoming single "Small Town Girl"

The single comes out November 26th in the UK. Also, please note that I love that Be Your Own Pet shirt...

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Amy Winehouse Misses Her Video Shoot

Amy Winehouse is officially in the Britney club of "Celebrities who have lost it"...

Amy was due to show up today for a video shoot for her next single "Love Is A Losing Game" in London and she basically went on a massive bender and was a no show. At least people weren't expecting her tonight at the Woodie Awards...

Somebody lost a lot of money today and it wasn't Amy...

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Lily Allen is the New Face of Agent Provocateur

Who would have ever thought that a trainer wearing pop singer would STILL be a designer's dream to snatch up for ad campaigns. First is was the all the talk that Lily would be doing something with Chanel. Then it was her own line "Lily Loves" for New up is....


"The owners of Agent Provocateur, Joe Corre and Serena Rees, are delighted. They feel her natural look will appeal to a lot of women. She's in amazing shape since she lost the weight, and the pictures of her are absolutely incredible", says someone close to the company.

I guess going to the hypnotist to lose weight actually did some good for Lily. Then again, I miss the old "I don't give a shit" Lily...what happened to her?

Likely Listens: Adele

People have been telling me for ages to check out Adele and Im quite glad I did...she's brilliant!

Joining in on the London female singers club (Amy Winehouse, Kate Nash, Lily Allen...blah blah blah), Adele made a name for herself on MySpace when a friend of her's put up her tracks. Soon after the page was set up, industry heads were all over getting her signed and XL Recordings became her new home.

Adele has a voice to kill (a bit of soul, a bit of pop) and has the ability to write a song you can fall in love with on first listen. Her single "Hometown Glory" will be released October 22nd in the UK.

Here is Adele live on the BBC2 show "Sound" singing "Hometown Glory":

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Spice Girls Finalize World Tour and Unveil the Video for Their New Single "Headlines"

I know that there is going to be the big "why is this on this blog?" post BUT I sort of hold a special place in my heart of the Spice Girls. Therefore the two NY tour dates sort of excited the point where I decided I will go to one if not both shows. Hey, the last Spice tour 10 years ago was without Geri so I have yet to see them as a five piece...

Here are the tour dates:
December 2, 2007 Vancouver, BC Canada General Motors Place
December 4, 2007 San Jose, CA USA HP Pavilion
December 5, 2007 Los Angeles, CA USA Staples Center
December 7, 2007 Los Angeles, CA USA Staples Center
December 8, 2007 Las Vegas, NV USA Mandalay Bay
December 9, 2007 Las Vegas, NV USA Mandalay Bay
December 11, 2007 Las Vegas, NV USA Mandalay Bay
December 15, 2007 London England O2 Arena
December 16, 2007 London England O2 Arena
December 18, 2007 London England O2 Arena
December 20, 2007 Cologne Germany Cologne Arena
December 23, 2007 Madrid, Spain TBA
January 2, 2008 London England O2 Arena
January 3, 2008 London England O2 Arena
January 4, 2008 London England O2 Arena
January 6, 2008 London England O2 Arena
January 8, 2008 London England O2 Arena
January 9, 2008 London England O2 Arena
January 11, 2008 London England O2 Arena
January 12, 2008 London England O2 Arena
January 13, 2008 London England O2 Arena
January 15, 2008 London England O2 Arena
January 16, 2008 London England O2 Arena
January 18, 2008 London England O2 Arena
January 20, 2008 London England O2 Arena
January 22, 2008 London England O2 Arena
January 23, 2008 Manchester England Evening News Arena
January 24, 2008 Manchester England Evening News Arena
January 30, 2008 Boston, MA USA TD Banknorth Garden
January 31, 2008 Boston, MA USA TD Banknorth Garden
February 3, 2008 Toronto Canada Air Canada Centre
February 4, 2008 Toronto Canada Air Canada Centre
February 6, 2008 Long Island, NY USA Nassau Coliseum
February 7, 2008 Long Island, NY USA Nassau Coliseum
February 10, 2008 Newark, NJ USA Prudential Center
February 11, 2008 Newark, NJ USA Prudential Center
February 13, 2008 East Rutherford, NJ USA Continental Airlines Arena (Izod Center)
February 15, 2008 Chicago, IL USA United Center
February 16, 2008 Chicago, IL USA United Center

Plus, here is the new video for their single 'Headlines":

...And Now for the Verve Reunion Footage!

God bless YouTube...and whoever uploaded clips from the Verve's first reunion show at the Carling Academy in Glasgow.

The gig seemed like they never broke up...they sound perfect.


On Your Own:

Bittersweet Symphony (not the full song...but you'll get the idea):

Thanks to scottgh1979 for the clips!

Now if only this tour would come to the U.S...

The Verve Play Their First Reunion Gig

Last night in Glasgow, The Verve played their first gig since May 1998 with their original line up. I would have given my right arm to be in attendance but unfortunately I can only read reviews of the gig.

The set list was absolutely incredible with a set of old classics and even a new track included in the mix.

Here is the set list courtesy of

'This is Music'
'All In The Mind'
'Weeping Willow'
'Life's An Ocean'
'Space And Time'
'Sit And Wonder' (New Song)
'Velvet Morning'
'Already There'
'Let The Damage Begin'
'A Northern Soul'
'The Drugs Don't Work'
'The Rolling People'
'Bitter Sweet Symphony'
'Man Called Sun'
'Lucky Man'
'Come On'

Photo Credit: vickitequila

Friday, November 02, 2007

MTV Europe Awards - Winners and Highlights

Amy Winehouse was apparently off her rocker when she sang her hit "Back To Black" and sounded well, horrible. See for yourself...

Babyshambles did an incredible version of "Delivery" and it might be the case that Pete is clearly off the drugs (he gained some weight...woohoo!!!!!!!)

Here is the full list of winners:

Solo Artist of the Year: Avril Lavigne
Best Headliner: Muse
Ultimate Urban Act: Rihanna
Most Addictive Track: Avril Lavigne – Girlfriend
Best Album of the Year: Nelly Furtado – Loose
Band of 2007: Linkin Park
Rock Out Award: 30 Seconds to Mars
Best International Act: Tokio Hotel
Artists’ Choice: Amy Winehouse
Video Star Award: Justice – D.A.N.C.E

The Cribs Cancel U.S. Tour

Wakefield favorites The Cribs have been forced to cancel their upcoming U.S. tour because of "scheduling conflicts".

They will be rescheduling these dates soon but for now make new plans on the date you were supposed to go!

Here are the canceled dates:

Montreal Cabaret Juste Pour Rire (November 12)
Ottawa Capitol Music Hall (13)
Toronto Horseshoe Tavern (14)
Boston Paradise Rock Club (15)
Brooklyn Music Hall Of Williamsburg (17)
Cleveland Grog Shop (19)
Chicago Double Door (20)
Minneapolis Varsity Theater (21)
Edmonton Starlite Room (23)
Calgary Hi Fi Club (24)
Vancouver Plaza Nightclub (25)
Seattle Neumos (27)
Portland Doug Fir Lounge (28)
San Francisco Popscene (29)
Los Angeles El Rey (December 1)

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Amy Winehouse Cancels Her Appearance at the mtvU Woodies

Suprise! Amy Winehouse has canceled her appearance at the mtvU Woodie Awards on November 8th. This time around its because of her signed confession to posession of marijuana in Norway. At least its not for personal reasons...

Wino just can't win. At least she was pretty much the #1 Halloween costume of 2007...

Likely Looks: Maximo Park - Karaoke Plays

The fact that Maximo Park utilized a party bus for their latest video, "Karaoke Plays" basically made my day.

Maximo Park - Karaoke Plays

"Karaoke Plays" is out December 3rd in the UK (of think the US would be cool enough to release a Maximo Park single?!)