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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Nico Vega Hit The Road With Semi Precious Weapons And Chevelle

Nico Vega is back for some more tour dates...but this time they are teaming up with Semi Precious Weapons and Chevelle to hit the road with.

After hoping on the road with Metric, the band clearly wasted no time getting back into the swing of things and is hitting several major cities and A LOT of places in Texas...

Here are the tour dates:

* Apr 21 Hollywood, California The Roxy
* Apr 23 Chicago, Illinois Subterranean
* Apr 26 New York, New York The Bowery
* Apr 27 Boston, Massachusetts Paradise Rock Club
* May 7 San Antonio, Texas Scout Bar
* May 8 Lubbock, Texas Lonestar Amphitheatre
* May 9 Amarillo, Texas Midnight Rodeo & Piranha
* May 11 Odessa, Texas Toom Dos Amigos
* May 12 Austin, Texas Stubb's
* May 14 Mission, Texas Las Palmas Race Park
* May 15 Corpus Christi, Texas Concrete Street
* May 16 Denton, Texas Hailey's

Soundgarden Returns After 13 Years

After Chris Cornell's last crazy solo project (Timabaland anyone?), a long stint with Audioslave and other odds and ends, the band that made Cornell famous has reunited after 13 years.

On April 16, Playing a show at Seattle's small Showbox venue under the name NudeDragons, fans were apparently paying bouncers $2,500 to make sure they got to witness Chris Cornell, Matt Cameron, Kim Thayiland Ben Shepard on the same stage.

Playing for over 90 minutes, Soundgarden broke out plenty of fan favorites although one key track missing from their catalog was Black Hole Sun

Get ready Lollapalooza...

Here's the setlist:

Searching With My Good Eye Closed
Rusty Cage
Beyond The Wheel
Ugly Truth
Fell On Black Days
Hunted Down
Nothing To Say
Loud Love
Blow Up The Outside World
Pretty Noose
Slaves And Bulldozers


Get On The Snake
Big Dumb Sex
Waiting For The Sun

Likely Listens: Die Antwoord

There is something about Die Antwoord that is a little fascinating to me...maybe because its been a long time since a blast to semi-fame has come on the internet thats unique and compelling?! Hmmm...possibly.

The South African 3 piece make beats reminiscent of old Prodigy (circa The Experience...the good stuff) mixed with a little bit of hip hop and with the stage names Ninja, Yo-Landi Vi$$er and DJ Hi-Tek you sort of can't go wrong.

The band has been creeping up the wonderful world of the internet with their videos and just had a successful performance at Coachella, marking the first time they ever played in America.

There are big things in the works for these guys...sooner than later except them in your daily music vocabulary.

The Fratellis Call It Quits

After 5 years together, The Fratellis have officially called it quits. According the split on the band's website forum, singer Jon Fratelli stated, "We have no plans to work together right now."

Continuing on, he further stated, "Sometimes things just work out that way. Mince, Baz and I are working on music but not with each other...Your passion is appreciated more than we will ever be able to say. We'll forever give our hearts and souls to music and to you guys who want to hear what we do."

Jon Fratelli (real name Jon Lawler) is currently performing in the Codeine Velvet Club while Mince has joined a heavy metal band, so if you really need a Fratellis fix you've always got the side projects...