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Plants and Animals Touring (SXSW, Bowery), New Record Coming Soon + MHOW Pics

Plants and Animals at MHOW (03/10/10)
Plants and Animals
Photo: Jon Klemm

With their new album La La Land set to drop on April 20, Plants and Animals have just announced a major North American tour starting with a bunch of appearances at SXSW. They’ll be playing the Bowery Ballroom on June 9 (Buy Tickets), but they were also just here last week supporting Broken Bells at MHOW where they managed to put the “power” back in power trio. They also just released a brand new video for “The Mama Papa” which was directed and conceived by Sinbad Richardson, and stars Plants and Animals and as well as the actor, Joe Cobden.

More Plants and Animals tour dates, MHOW pics, and a video for “The Mama Papa” after the jump.

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Pixies at Hammerstein Ballroom, “Doolittle” Night 1 Pics

Pixies at Hammerstein Ballroom (11/23/09)
Pixies at Hammerstein Ballroom Night 1
Photo: Dese’Rae Stage

Hey folks, a little late on the draw with these (long story), but better late than never right? Here’s what Ben Ratliff of the NYTimes (what no Sisario?) had to say about night 1 (Nov 23) of The Pixies residency at the Hammerstein Ballroom:

Monday’s show was sturdy, dutiful and not particularly thrilling. It really was a concert about an album, and not much more: obliging the nostalgic impulse for a sold-out crowd, giving the catalog a watering. “Debaser,” one of the best songs on “Doolittle,” contains references to the Buñuel-Dalí Surrealist film “Un Chien Andalou.” And so a seven-minute portion of it “” including the famous slashed-eyeball scene “” was shown before the music started. The band began with four B sides, and then got down to business.

At this point, the Pixies cut across rock taste, still appealing to inward weirdoes but giving the audience a foothold with really shoutable chorus chants. Those chants, as sung by Black Francis, the band’s principal singer and songwriter, were usually strange “” like the French word “chien!” from “Debaser,” or “wave of mutilation,” from the song of the same name. (It was performed twice: once in its punkish album form and once in its slow, gorgeous, surfy version, released on a B side.) In any case, the Pixies are “” or were “” stealth anthem-writers. [NYTimes.com]

One last thing for Pixies fans out there, you can win a copy of the limited edition Minotaur box set, and a lot of other deluxe items over here:

To win a collection of five sets, the complete A+R Catalog, the Pixies’ Minotaur (Limited Edition), Beck’s The Information (Deluxe Edition Vinyl Package), Julian Casablanca’s Phrazes for the Young (Luxury Edition Deluxe Set), and two sold-out sets: Nine Inch Nails’ Ghosts I-IV (Ultra Deluxe Limited Edition) and Sigur Ros’ In A Frozen Sea (Limited Edition Vinyl Album Collection). The winner will be announced from a drawing on December 25th.

More photos from night 1 of the Pixies “Doolitle” show after the jump.

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Jack Johnson Releasing New Live DVD/CD, New Album Coming Out This Summer + Unpublished Virgin Festival Pics

Jack Johnson at Virgin Mobile Festival (08/09/08)

Photo: Tim Griffin

The king of mellow surf rock doesn’t make appearances here very often, but I’ve been holding on to some unpublished Jack Johnson photos from last year’s Virgin Mobile Festival and I figured the release of his new live concert DVD/CD set, aptly titled En Concert, was the perfect excuse to post ’em up. The new live DVD is a video chronicle of his 2008 summer tour of Europe and features guest appearances by the likes of Ben Harper, G. Love, Neil Halstead, Matt Costa and Mason Jennings. The accompanying live CD is not just the soundtrack to that tour, but rather a selection of the choicest live cuts from both his European and American 2008 live dates. While some folks may look at this set as “filler” or a mere contractual obligation, it’s actually more than that, in fact, it’s real purpose is to prime the pump for the next JJ studio record which should hit the record store shelves by the summer of 2010.

“I think we’re starting to get together a new album right now,” Johnson tells Billboard.com. “Whenever it seems like there’s an album’s worth of stuff around, I kinda just record it. I’ve been recording a lot of stuff on my own…and then all of a sudden the other night I was going through it all, and it seems like there’s an album there again. I feel like there’s a 60-40 chance we’re going to put out an album by next summer and probably tour a little bit again.” [Billboard.com]

You heard that right folks, look for more JJ summer festival headlining dates in 2010! En Concert track list and more Jack Johnson pics from the 2008 Virgin Mobile Festival after the jump.

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Langhorne Slim, New Album Out Now, Tour Dates (Bell House, LPR), Pics from Cameo

Langhorne Slim CD Release Show at Cameo Gallery (09/29/09)
Langhorne Slim at Cameo
Photo: Jon Klemm
DOWNLOAD: “I Love You, But Goodbye” – Langhorne Slim

Last Tuesday (Sept 29), Sean Scolnick, aka Langhorne Slim, played an intimate live set at Cameo Gallery in celebration of the release of his new album, Be Set Free, which came out the same day on Kemado records. I was a big fan of Langhorne’s last self-titled album, and I’ve also liked what I’ve heard from the new one quite a bit. Though it’s still primarily a Roots/Americana album, on more than one track Sean’s vocals remind me a little bit of Pete Townshend and perhaps if The Who played country infused folk music they might sound a little bit like Langhorne Slim (okay maybe that’s a bit ridiculous, but I swear I hear it). In case you missed the CD release show, you can catch Mr. Slim at The Bell House on October 15, 2009 (Buy Tickets) and then a little over a month later at Le Poisson Rouge (Buy Tickets) on November 21, 2009.

More tour dates and photos from the Cameo set after the jump.

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Matt Kearney at The Fillmore NY at Irving Plaza

Mat Kearney at the Fillmore NY at Irving Plaza (09/29/09)
Mat Kearney
Photo: Jon Klemm

Mat Kearney is somewhat of a rhyming lyrical savant – for a white dude, if you don’t mind me saying. He calls himself the hip hop kid and blends beautiful melodious choruses with the occasional lite rap verse.

As much as I love Mat, I didn’t expect him to be a great performer. He seemed like one of those guys that just sounds great on an album thanks to heavy production, but I am happy to say that he sounded incredible live. No gimmicks or tricks – he was pure and talented, and his voice sounded just like it does on his albums. He was backed by an awesome band, and all in all they gave a non-stop, high-energy performance. It was over too soon. [Ventures In The Slipstream]

Tour dates and more photos of Mat Kearney at The Fillmore NY at Irving Plaza after the jump.

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Bruce Springsteen at Giants Stadium: Night 1 Review (“Born To Run”)

Bruce Springsteen at Izod Center (05/23/09)
Bruce Springsteen at Izod Center
Photo: Jon Klemm

The Boss kicked off the first of a five show run at Giants Stadium on Wednesday night with a “classic album” concert featuring 1975’s “Born To Run” in its entirely as well as a host of other hits from the Springsteen canon. After taking a night off, the residency resumes this evening (Friday, Oct 2) with another classic album set featuring “Darkness on The Edge of Town”. The Giants Stadium shows run through October 9 and here’s what the remaining nights look like:

10/02 Darkness on The Edge of Town
10/03 Born in the USA
10/08 Born To Run
10/09 Born in the USA
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Jersey Girl and friend of Bumpershine, Annie Reuter, attended the September 30th performance of “Born To Run” at Giants Stadium, check out her review below:


Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band: Giants Stadium Night One
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
By Annie Reuter

“Evening New Jersey! It’s nice to be in my backyard,” Bruce Springsteen said, greeting the crowd at Giants Stadium Wednesday night. “You’ve joined us tonight to shut the old lady down. We’ve had a lot of great nights here. Let’s make this another one.”

Shortly after, the band began a new number, “Wrecking Ball,” which Springsteen wrote specifically for the night. “I was raised out of steel here in the swamps of Jersey/Some misty years ago,” he sang while the lyrics scrolled across the screens. “My home is here in the Meadowlands/Where mosquitoes grow big as airplanes/Here where the blood is spilled, the arena is filled and Giants play the game,” he continued to screams.

Playing just over three hours, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s energetic 29-song set, kept concertgoers on their feet. Whether it was newer tracks like, “Working on a Dream” from his most recent release, or the entirety of 1975’s Born To Run cover to cover, Springsteen and the E Street Band continue their legacy of New Jersey’s finest and must-see acts.

Read the rest of the review and see more unpublished photos from Bruce Springsteen‘s May 23, 2009 show at the Izod Center after the jump.

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Moby at The Fillmore NY at Irving Plaza

Moby at The Fillmore NY at Irving Plaza (09/21/09)
Moby at Irving Plaza
Photo: Jon Klemm

At the first of a run of three intimate shows in NYC on [Monday] night, Moby got back to his roots (insert mandatory bald joke here)””playing earthy arrangements of his hits with a full band. Sporting a Bad Brains T-shirt, Moby (who got his nickname because his great-great-great-granduncle wrote Moby Dick, fact fans) alternated between playing electric guitar and playing drums. Unsurprisingly, the well-heeled crowd roared loudest for the songs from Play, but it was still good to see Moby put some heart into his electrosoul. [Time Out New York]

Moby’s latest release, Wait For Me, which NPR’s Bob Boilen called his “best new album in a decade”, is out now on Mute Records. More pictures from the Irving Plaza show, a new video for the song “Mistake”, and all upcoming Moby tour dates after the jump.

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OK Go at The Bell House, Set List and Pics

OK Go at The Bell House (09/14/09)
OK Go at The Bell House
Photo: Jon Klemm

OK Go at Bell House (09/14/09)
Shooting*
Get Over It
A Million Ways
White Knuckles*
I Want You*
Oh Lately It’s So Quiet
BFK*
Don’t Ask Me
Here It Goes Again
Last Leaf*
It’s a Disaster
TTSP*
Do What You Want

Skyscrapers*
A Good Idea At The Time
Invincible
* Possibly a new song or a cover.

More photos from OK Go at The Bell House after the jump.

PS Sorry for the lack editorial on this one, I wasn’t at the show and I couldn’t find any reviews online.

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Ribbons | Upcoming Shows, Daytrotter Session, New 7″ + South St Seaport Pics

Ribbons at South St. Seaport (07/10/09)
Ribbons
Photos: Jon Klemm

Since opening for The Pains of Being Pure at Heart at the Seaport earlier this summer, Brooklyn duo Ribbons have been keeping busy with a couple small “studio” projects. They recorded a 7″ on their own label (which is available at Other Music and at shows) and they taped a high profile Daytrotter session (which should be live later this month). Their next proper gig is this Saturday night (Sep 12) at the brand new Artillery Arts Fair at Castle Braid Lofts (114 Troutman, Bushwick) with Spanish Prisoners, The City and Horses, The Vanguard, Uproot Andy and (The) Slowest Runner (In All The World). However, if you can’t make that show, they’ve got a few more gigs on tap in September and October (including one during CMJ), all of which are listed below:

Upcoming Ribbons Shows:
09/12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Artillery Arts Fair at Castle Braid Lofts
09/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Death by Audio – 7″ record release
10/01 – Brooklyn, NY @ Tommy’s Tavern
10/15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Coco 66 w/ Denver Hughes

Some press blurbage and more pictures of Ribbons from the South St Seaport show after the jump.

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Future of The Left Played Siren Festival, Touring w/ Trail of The Dead

Future of The Left at Siren Festival (07/18/09)
Future of The Left at Siren Festival
Photo: Jon Klemm
Download: “Arming Eritrea” – Future of The Left (mp3)

Speaking of beyond killer. Future of the Left put on the best set of the whole day. I’ve caught them three times since October and they get better every single time. To be fair, this time I had the advantage of actually knowing the songs on their two releases”¦which thus far don’t hold up for me as well as their live show, but I’m willing to try again. Andy Falkous looked as pissed off and fired up as Mica Levi looked bored and in the middle of the set, Brian King from Japandroids pushed his way past me to park himself in front of the monitor and learn from the masters. The screaming guitars (and outright screaming) gives the more subdued vocals an even stronger punch (especially when the lyric is something like, “Colin was a pussy, a very pretty pussy.”) I’m also finally able to see Future of the Left without trying to make the McLusky comparisons. I’ve never seen them, I accept this and with Future of the Left letting loose fury like this, it doesn’t matter. [TheYellowStereo.com]

…And You Will Know Us By The Trail of the Dead at All Points West (08/01/09)

Photo: G!

In case you missed them at Siren Fest (because you live in California let’s say), you can catch Cardiff’s Future of The Left on a bunch of west coast tour dates with ..And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead starting in October.

More Future of The Left Siren Festival pics and tour dates after the jump. All …Trail of The Dead tour dates and All Points West photos over here.

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