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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Likely Listens: Thomas Tantrum

Thomas Tantrum are a four piece from the UK with the absolute sweetess indie pop tunes I have heard in quite some times. ow did I find them? Well let's say Chris over at Music Snobbery has good taste and I take his suggestions. Oh, and Lily Allen is already a fan...

With a female lead singer, Megan Thomas and Ken Robshaw (drums), David Miatt (guitar) and Jim Shivers (bass) rounding out the line up they've created a self titled debut album to kill.

The album is out now in the the US who knows.

Check out the video for "Work It":

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Likely Looks: Those Dancing Days - Home Sweet Home

Those Dancing Days could be the most lovely Swedish import EVER!

In their new clip for "Home Sweet Home" the girls go on an adventure around the world to basically every place you can think of as they dance their way across world maps, sandy beaches and the beautiful wilderness.

It makes you just want to take a vacation. NOW!

Spiritualized To Play MySpace Secret Show

For all of those in Los Angeles with a MySpace profile, you are in for an amazing experience. Spiritualized has announced they will be playing a MySpace Secret Show tomorrow night (September 19) at the Echo!

All you need to do is print out your MySpace profile and wait on line. Its on a first-come first-serve basis so it's probably going to be quite insane. The band goes on at 9.

Its worth the wait...

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Lily Allen Album Release Date

...And we have a release date! Finally! Lily Allen has announced on MySpace that her new album will be coming out February 9, 2009.

Will it be good? We've already had previews of the direction she's taking (I Could Say, I Don't Know) and its definitely got the same Lily goodness that I fell in love with when she released "Alright, Still".

Here it her own words (from her blog):

"My new album will be released on the 9th of Feb 2009. I know it's a while away, but there will be bits and bobs flying around before then, I'm shooting a video(for viral release) in the next couple of weeks , to keep you entertained .

I am so excited, were getting all the artwork and stuff done and coming up with new and interesting ideas. I am trying really hard to do this album with integrity and I want you all to know that it has been thought about by me, not just some thrown together last minute industry bullshizz.

I hope you'll all love it as much as I do, I'm working on extra stuff in the studio at the moment , it seems making an album isn't enough these days, some websites (not naming any!) wont put an album on their front page unless you give them exclusive tracks, not that i'm complaining, I am at my happiest in the studio so it works well for me, I just don't want to put out sub standard stuff . I always thought an album was a body of work in itself. you take it or leave it . You wouldn't say to a painter "yeah i love the naked ladies ,but would you mind painting their hair blonde instead of brown, and making their tits a bit bigger?" or " the trees are really pretty, a few more leaves perhaps?" Maybe you would actually , ha ha .
Anyway whatevs.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Oasis Cancel New York Show

The show at Terminal 5 in New York was just too good to be true. After the attack on Noel at Virgin Festival in Toronto, his injuries are just too intense to perform tomorrow night.

Here is the statement from Oasis' official site:

"As a result of the incident on Oasis' Canadian tour, when Noel was attacked by a stage invader Oasis, are now being forced to announce that tomorrow night's show at Terminal 5, New York cannot go ahead as planned.

Noel fell heavily on to his monitor speakers when he was pushed suddenly from behind by his attacker and suffered bruising to his ribs and hip. Unfortunately, he still has not recovered from his injuries and so he will not be able to perform tomorrow.

All tickets can be refunded at point of purchase."

Oasis already cancelled their show in London, Ontario...guessing the next time they come around wll be December at Madison Sqaure Garden. Ugh.

Hipster Second Life?

If you are into the website Second Life but needed a hipster twist then here is the answer! The website is called LoudCrowd and it's every indie geeks answer to a good time.

Play around HERE and go create your own character.

Now there's something new to do at work when you are bored...

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Oasis Postpone Tonight's Show In London, Ontario

After being attacked on stage the other night at the Virgin Festival in Toronto, Noel Gallagher has been advised to not perform at tonight's show in London, Ontario. Advice taken...the date is now postponed.

Fans that have purchased tickets for the show will be able to use them for the new date on December 15, 2008. Refunds will be available at point of purchase.

Here are all the details according to the official website:

"Following an incident during Oasis' performance at the Virgin Festival in Toronto, when Noel was attacked by a stage invader Oasis are regrettably being forced to announce that tonight's show in London, Ontario cannot go ahead as planned.

Noel fell heavily on to his monitor speakers when he was pushed suddenly from behind by his attacker and suffered bruising to his ribs and hip. He was examined in a local hospital after the band's performance and has been advised to rest. Unfortunately, despite resting up yesterday, the extent of his injuries mean he will not be able to perform tonight. The band are very keen to complete their Canadian tour and the final London, Ontario show will now be rescheduled to Monday the 15th December. Ticket holders are asked to retain their tickets which will be valid for the new date. Refunds for those unable to attend can be made at point of ticket purchase."

If you missed the clip of Noel being attacked, well here it is. He went flying...

Talk about crap the hell did they let at 47 year old dork on stage to be able to push Noel?

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Santogold Announces Headlining Tour

Santogold is now bigger than ever and finally heading out on her own headlining tour after dates with Coldplay.

She's taking a full band on the road plus a live DJ...and I am sure her two Wayfarer girls as well!

Here are the dates:

New York, NY The Fillmore at Irving Plaza – September 19
Boston, MA, Paradise Rock Club – 20
Philadelphia, PA, Theatre of Living Arts – 23
Toronto, ON, Phoenix Concert Theatre – 24
Cleveland, OH, House Of Blues - 25
Detroit, MI, St. Andrews Hall – 27
Chicago, IL, House Of Blues – 28
Lawrence, KS, Liberty Hall – 30
Denver, CO, Gothic Theatre – October 1
Seattle, WA, Showbox – 4
Portland, OR, Crystal Ballroom – 5
San Francisco, CA, Fillmore – 7
San Diego, CA, House Of Blues – 10
Las Vegas, NV, House Of Blues – 11
Anaheim, CA, House Of Blues – 13
Los Angeles, CA, The Wiltern - 14

Monday, September 01, 2008

Johnny Depp Takes The Stage With His Old Band

Its not often that an actor would be mention on WBOTLB BUT when Johnny Depp takes the stage with his former band The Kids, yes it gets our attention!

The actor took the stage on Friday and Saturday (August 29 and 30) in Pompano Beach, FL for a charity performance benefiting the Sheila Witkin Memorial. Playing in front of 2,500 (including girlfriend Vanessa Paradis and daughter Lily Rose), the band jammed for 90 minutes.

Here is some footage from Friday night's show: