Archive for January 5th, 2010

Of Montreal’s Barnes on Next Album’s New Sound, Solange Cameo

January 5th, 2010
Of Montreal’s Kevin Barnes has revealed a few of the special guests he’s recruiting for the band’s upcoming follow-up to Skeletal Lamping aren’t exactly the usual suspects. The singer tells Stereogum that the disc, tentatively titled False Priest or The Controller Sphere (and due in August/September 2010) will move away from the psychedelic-glam sound of the group’s recent releases in favor of an aesthetic more in line with 1970s soul-funk stars like Parliament, Curtis Mayfield ...

Tour Tracker: Vampire Weekend, Joanna Newsom and Nada Surf

January 5th, 2010
Photo: Shearer/WireImage Vampire Weekend plot a tour in support of their new album Contra, Joanna Newsom schedules some spring 2010 dates in anticipation of her next LP’s release and Nada Surf plan to play three of their albums in their entirety during three consecutive NYC shows. Full details for all three treks below: Vampire Weekend Jan. 12 – Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda Theater Jan. 17 – New York, NY @ United Palace Theater Jan. 18 – New ...

Green Day’s “American Idiot” Starts Broadway Run March 2010

January 5th, 2010
Photo: Shearer/WireImage The stage musical version of Green Day’s American Idiot will begin its run at Broadway’s St. James Theatre starting with preview performances on March 24th, the producers of the musical announced today. As Rolling Stone previously reported, American Idiot — directed by Spring Awakening’s Michael Mayer and featuring songs culled from Green Day’s Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown — enjoyed eight sold-out weeks at the Berkeley Rep in California before announcing plans to cross ...

Trey Anastasio Plots February Solo Tour With Classic TAB Band

January 5th, 2010
Last year’s Phish reunion ended with a New Year’s Eve blowout in Miami, and Trey Anastasio is wasting no time returning to the stage. The guitarist will hit the road for a month-long tour with his Classic TAB band in February. The tour kicks off February 8th in Charlottesville, Virginia. That date marks what would have been the 47th birthday of Trey’s sister Kristine, an environmentalist and author who died last April of neuroendocrine cancer; ...

Trey Anastasio Plots February Solo Tour With Classic TAB Band

January 5th, 2010
Photo: Flanigan/WireImage Last year’s Phish reunion ended with a New Year’s Eve blowout in Miami, and Trey Anastasio is wasting no time returning to the stage. The guitarist will hit the road for a month-long tour with his Classic TAB band in February. The tour kicks off February 8th in Charlottesville, Virginia. That date marks what would have been the 47th birthday of Trey’s sister Kristine, an environmentalist and author who died last April of ...

Pavement Ready Best-Of Disc, Ask Fans to Guess the Track List

January 5th, 2010
Photo: Michael Ochs Archive/Getty Just one week after embarking on their anticipated reunion tour, Pavement will release their first-ever greatest hits compilation Quarantine the Past: The Best of Pavement. The collection, in stores March 8th, will span 1989 to 1999, from their debut Slay Tracks (1933–1969) EP to their curtain call Terror Twilight. Quarantine will contain 23 songs, but Matador Records isn’t revealing which cuts made the final track list yet. Instead, the label is hosting ...

New Reviews: Ke$ha, Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige and More

January 5th, 2010
Photo: Bedder/Getty After making Hot 100 history last week, Ke$ha — who’s primed to be one of the breakout pop stars of 2010 — releases her debut album Animal this week. Bolstered by the hit “TiK ToK,” the 22-year-old Nashville native recruits pop gurus Max Martin and Dr. Luke for her rookie LP, which features Ke$ha’s bratty raps over percolating beats and buzzing basslines. In his three-star Rolling Stone review of Animal, Jody Rosen writes ...

Green Day, Lady Gaga, Dave Matthews Join Grammy Lineup

January 5th, 2010
Photo: Walter/Getty Concerned that this year’s slate of Grammy performers are a little light on the rock & roll? The latest batch of artists confirmed to take the show’s stage on January 31st boast a pair of heavy-hitters: Green Day and Dave Matthews Band. The two groups, Pink and the Zac Brown Band were added as performers at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, which will air live from Los Angeles’ Staples Center. And since it’s ...

Karen O’s “Wild Things,” Eno’s “Lovely Bones” Scores Ineligible for Oscars

January 5th, 2010
Photo: Orzolek/WireImage(O), Harvey/WireImage(Eno) A trio of acclaimed film scores on Rolling Stone’s radar — Karen O and Carter Burwell’s Where the Wild Things Are, Brian Eno’s The Lovely Bones and T Bone Burnett and Stephen Bruton’s Crazy Heart — have all been ruled ineligible for Best Score at the 82nd Academy Awards, the Wrap reports. While the reason why Karen O and Burwell’s Wild Things work was disqualified has not been confirmed, the Academy rulebook ...

News Ticker: Pearl Jam, Ron Asheton, Sandro, “Celebrity Apprentice”

January 5th, 2010
Photo: Mazur/WireImage Wolfgang’s Vault will welcome Pearl Jam’s April 3, 1994 concert from Atlanta’s Fox Theatre as a free stream to their Website starting today. Most of the show was previously released as the trio of Dissident singles. Los Angeles’ Roxy Theatre will host the Jam for Ron Asheton on January 13th. Fellow Stooges Scott Asheton, Mike Watt and Steve Mackay will perform, along with Jane’s Addiction’s Stephen Perkins, Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith and more special guests. Sandro, ...