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My Bloody Valentine Announce Additional Dates to Their 2013 World Tour

My Bloody Valentine

My Bloody Valentine have added new dates to their tour schedule since releasing their long-awaited third album, mbv, earlier this year. The band will play concerts and festivals throughout Europe into November, but there are still no US tour dates. Full tour dates are below.

My Bloody Valentine on Tour
05/23 Dudingen, CH @ Bad Bonn Kilbi
05/25 Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
05/29 Bologna, IT @ Estragon
06/01 Porto, PT @ Optimus Primavera Sound
06/03 Rome, IT @ Rock in Roma
06/05 Paris, FR @ Bataclan
06/07 Ljubljana, SL @ Kino Siska
06/09 Budapest, HU @ Club 202
06/10 Prague, CZ @ Archa Theater
06/13 Copenhagen, DK @ Vega
06/14 Hultsfred, SE @ Hultsfred Festival
06/15 Oslo, NO @ Norwegian Wood
07/05 Kent, UK @ Hop Farm Fest
07/07 Malsaucy, FR @ Les Eurockéennes
07/13 Kinross, UK @ T in the Park
08/04 Katowice, PL @ OFF Festival
08/08 Sibernik, HR @ Terraneo Festival
08/10 Helsinki, FI @ Flow Festival
09/05 Cologne, DE @ Live Music Hall
09/07 Berlin, DE @ Berlin Festival
09/08 Munich, DE @ Townhalle
10/31 Eindhoven, NL @ Effenaar
11/03 Lille, FR @ Aeronef

(via Fact)

Eureka the Butcher (Marcel Rodriguez-Lopez of The Mars Volta, Zechs Marquise) Announces Debut Album “Music for Mothers”

Eureka the Butcher "Music for Mothers" album cover

Eureka the Butcher, solo pseudonym of Marcel Rodriguez-Lopez (also of Zechs Marquise and The Mars Volta) announces the forthcoming release of his debut album. The recording, Music For Mothers is dedicated to the multi-instrumentalist’s mother Frances Sarah Rodriguez-Lopez who passed away last year.

“This record is for my mom because she is the reason why I started playing the piano,” says Marcel. “She told me that it was great that I wanted to play drums, but if I played the piano, I could create music and play to a room full of people by myself. I didn’t start playing drums for another 4 years, and I wouldn’t start playing piano for another 7 or so. That’s when I started making electronic music. Making music under the Eureka name gives me that ability: to make music and perform by myself. I, however, do not perform alone. Sadah Luna performs with me because of my love for her dance and her love for my music. She completes the live show.”

Stream track “Here Comes Eureka B” below, and check the track listing for Music For Mothers.

Eureka the Butcher Music for Mothers Track Listing
01. Here Comes Eureka B
02. Cold Ass Feet
03. The Home Stretch
04. Swag Sh*t
05. Barbecue at Channel One
06. Heavy Programming
07. Main Frame
08. Sarah Monster
09. El Paso Research
10. Desert Rituals
11. My Brother The Sun

Watch: Outtake Clip From Season Four of “Arrested Development”

Outtake from "Arrested Development" season four episode

Today, Entertainment Weekly has released a clip from the forthcoming fourth season of “Arrested Development.” The following scene was screened during panels at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour and SXSW, and a snippet of it will appear in one of the 15 episodes that Netflix will be released on May 26, 2013.

You can watch the clip here at EW, or click here to see nine “vintage” album covers from “Arrested Development.”

The Dandy Warhols Release New Music Video for “Rest Your Head,” Announce Summer 2013 North American Tour Dates

The Dandy Warhols

The Dandy Warhols premiered their new video for “Rest Your Head” on Spinner last week. The video was directed by French Canadian director Jean-Francois Rivard. The band has also revealed its tour dates for May and June of 2013 – full dates are below, followed by the music video.

The Dandy Warhols on Tour
5/28 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theater
5/29 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
5/31 New York, NY @ Terminal 5
6/01 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
6/02 Boston, MA @ Wilbur Theatre
6/04 Montréal, QC @ Club Soda
6/05 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix
6/07 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
6/08 Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
6/09 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
6/11 Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
6/12 Aspen, CO @ Belly Up
6/14 Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern Theater
6/15 San Francisco, CA @ Fillmore
6/19 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom (all ages)
6/20 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom (21+)
6/21 Seattle, WA – Showbox Market
6/22 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom

Dischord Records Co-Founder Ian MacKaye (Minor Threat, Fugazi, The Evens) to Speak at the Library of Congress on May 7, 2013

Ian MacKaye and Amy Farina of The Evens. Photo by Harumi Aida

Ian MacKaye – co-founder of Dischord Records and a member of bands including Minor Threat, Fugazi, and The Evens — will speak at the Library of Congress on personal digital archiving and the need to educate creators and users in ways to steward our digital cultural heritage. He will speak on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at 6 pm in the Mumford Room of the James Madison Memorial Building, located at 101 Independence Ave. SE, Washington, DC. The event, sponsored by the Library’s National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program, is free and open to the public. No tickets are required. Following his remarks, he will take questions from the audience.

Since 1980, Dischord has released music from more than 60 bands, with more than 160 albums during the past 25 years. MacKaye’s band Fugazi, formed with Joe Lally, Brendan Canty, and Guy Picciotto, had more than 800 of their 1,000-plus shows recorded, and the Fugazi Live Series was begun in 2004 to create and make available a complete archive of the Fugazi concert experience.

Girl In a Coma Announce 2013 Tour Dates Including Shows With Smashing Pumpkins, Iggy and the Stooges

Girl In a Coma

San Antonio’s Girl In a Coma have announced their 2013 tour dates, which kick off on May 13th in Corpus Christi with the Smashing Pumpkins, and will continue into June and July. Click here to check out some photos of Girl In a Coma performing live. Full dates are listed below.

Girl In a Coma on Tour
5/13 Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheater (w/ Smashing Pumpkins)
5/14 Dallas, TX @ Palladium (w/ Smashing Pumpkins)
5/15 Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center (w/ Smashing Pumpkins)
6/6 El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
6/8 Long Beach, CA @ Queen Mary (w/ Iggy and the Stooges)
6/9 Los Angeles, CA @ Hotel Cafe (Nina Diaz solo show)
6/10 Oakland, CA @ The New Parrish
6/11 Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s
6/12 Santa Barbara, CA @ Velvet Jones
6/13 Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock
6/15 Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
6/16 Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad
6/21 Dallas, TX @ Dallas Museum Of Art
6/22 Helotes, TX @ Rock Lobsterfest @ Josabi’s (w/ Mutemath)
7/11 Arlington, TX @ Levitt Pavilion

Christina Amphlett, Lead Singer of Divinyls, Dead at Age 53

Christina Amphlett

Christina “Chrissy” Amphlett – front woman of the Australian rock band the Divinyls, whose “I Touch Myself” went to number four on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in 1991 – died Sunday at her home in New York. Amphlett was 53 years old.

Amphlett’s husband of 14 years, former Divinyls drummer and multi-instrumentalist/producer Charley Drayton, confirmed in a statement that his wife died after battling multiple sclerosis since 2007, and breast cancer since 2010.

“Chrissy’s light burns so very brightly,” Drayton stated. “Hers was a life of passion and creativity; she always lived it to the fullest… With her force of character and vocal strength she paved the way for strong, sexy, outspoken women.”

Drayton also revealed that Amphlett had “expressed hope that her worldwide hit ‘I Touch Myself’ would remind women to perform annual breast examinations.” (via Yahoo!)

“Futurama” to End Its Seven-Season Run on September 4, 2013

Futurama

Comedy Central has decided not to renew ”Futurama,” meaning the show will end its 140-episode run on September 4, 2013. The final 13 episodes, which represent the second half of season seven, begin airing on June 19th at 10 pm.

The series originally aired aired from 1999 to 2003 before Fox cancelled the series for the first time. After thriving in reruns on Adult Swim, ”Futurama” was relaunched in 2007 with four-direct-to-DVD movies that Comedy Central ran in half-hour increments as a 16-episode fifth season in 2008-09. Comedy Central subsequently ordered a sixth season of 26 episodes, which aired in 2010-11, and a seventh season of 26 episodes, the first half of which debuted in 2012.

The producers say that they are exploring options for a new home for the show, but there are no serious talks at this point.

“We’ve been in this situation before, and it’s tempting when you’re doing episodes that are as good or better than anything you’ve ever done to continue doing it,” series creator Matt Groening says. “We’re catching our breath and seeing what the fans have to say. The experience of this show has been so much fun from the very beginning to now — everybody is so happy to work on this show — that it’d be a shame if we all went our separate ways… We would love to continue. We have many more stories to tell. But if we don’t, this is a really great way to go out… I think these episodes are the best ones we’ve ever done.” (via EW)

Click here to read our interview with Billy West (voice of Fry, Professor Farnsworth, and many more), and here to read an interview with Frank Welker (voice of Nibbler, and many various grunts, growls, and other noises).

John Hughes’ 1985 Film “Weird Science” to Get a Remake

Weird Science

Deadline reports that Silver Pictures and Universal are teaming together for a remake of Weird Science, the 1985 sci-fi comedy about two nerds who create their own idealized woman. Written and directed by John Hughes, the original starred Anthony Michael Hall, Robert Downey, Jr., Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Bill Paxton, and Kelly LeBrock.

The remake will be written by Michael Bacall, who scripted last year’s Project X for Silver Pictures and also wrote the script for the hit film 21 Jump Street, based on the ‘80s TV show of the same name. According to the article, the film will “attempt to carve out its own identity by being redrawn as an edgier R-rated comedy in line with 21 Jump Street and The Hangover.” (via Paste)

Watch: Flag’s Set From Secret Show at the Moose Lodge, Redondo Beach, CA 4/18/13

FLAG

Flag (one of two currently active reincarnations of Black Flag, featuring Keith Morris, Chuck Dukowski, Dez Cadena, Bill Stevenson, and Stephen Egerton) played a secret show to an audience of 200 people on Thursday at the Moose Lodge in Redondo Beach, California, where the original Black Flag lineup played their first show in 1979. Felony Records were in attendance at the show and captured video of a majority of the band’s set. Watch below.

(via DS)

Dischord Records’ Red Hare Announces East Coast Tour Dates for May 2013

Red Hare "Nites of Midnite" album cover

Red Hare is a new group featuring Jason Farrell, Shawn Brown, and Dave Eight — all former members of the much-missed late ’80s DC hardcore band, Swiz. Joined by drummer Joe Gorelick, they have reunited here to further explore and extrapolate upon the music they began playing together more than 20 years ago.

In May, Red Hare will hit the road with Louisville, Kentucky’s Coliseum for a handful of East Coast dates, including stops in Brooklyn, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC. These shows will coincide with the release of the band’s debut record, Nites of Midnite, which will be out May 21st via Dischord Records/Hellfire.

Full tour dates are below.

Red Hare on Tour:
5/21 Brooklyn, NY @ The Knitting Factory *
5/22 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie *
5/23 Washington, DC @ Black Cat *
5/24 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar *
5/25 Providence, RI @ Machines With Magnets

* With Coliseum

Matt Pond Announces Summer 2013 Tour Dates

Matt Pond

Today, for Record Store Day, Matt Pond and Chris Hansen are performing a special stripped-down set at Park Ave in Orlando at 7 pm. Matt Pond’s upcoming summer tour will begin on June 27th and make stops in the South and Midwest. Pond’s touring band is now comprised of longtime collaborators Hansen along with newcomers Tierney Tough, Rawnson Forpah and Tre Hester. Full dates are below.

Matt Pond on Tour
4/20 Orlando, FL @ Park Ave (Matt Pond & Chris Hansen Record Store Day performance)
6/27 Dallas, TX @ Belmont Hotel
6/28 Fort Worth, TX @ The Live Oak Music Hall
6/29 Austin, TX @ The Parish
6/30 Norman, OK @ Opolis Production
7/01 St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird
7/02 Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
7/03 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
7/06 Nashville, TN @ The High Watt
7/07 Birmingham, AL @ Bottle Tree
7/08 Atlanta, GA @ The EARL
7/10 Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbit’s
7/11 Orlando, FL @ The Social

Dropkick Murphys Have So Far Raised $65,000 for Boston Bombing Victims by Selling “For Boston” T-Shirt Via Website

Dropkick Murphys photo by Kevin Rafter

Dropkick Murphys photo by Kevin Rafter

Boston’s Dropkick Murphys raised $65,000 in just 15 hours for those affected by the Boston Marathon bombings by selling a new t-shirt on their website.

“The FOR BOSTON tshirt has raised $65,000 in 15 hours!” announced the band on Twitter.

The tee is priced between $24.99 and $26.99, based on size, and the front reads “For Boston” with a photo of the skyline. The back is emblazoned with the city’s seal and the note, “Thank you, to all who purchased this shirt. All proceeds go to the victims and families of the Boston Marathon bombings. Love, Dropkick Murphys.”

Shirts are still available for pre-order and are shipping to Ireland, the United Kingdom, Europe, and Australia. Click here to order. (via RS)

For Boston charity t-shirt

Alkaline Trio “Agony & Irony” Deluxe 2xLP to Be Released June 4, 2013 Via Shop Radio Cast

Alkaline Trio "Agony and Irony" cover

On June 4, 2013, Agony & Irony, the sixth studio LP from Illinois punks Alkaline Trio, will be available on vinyl as a 2xLP triple-panel gatefold, with a 16-page music sheet/lyric booklet included, via Shop Radio Cast. Originally released through Epic Records in July of 2008, the album found the band setting out to record, according to vocalist and guitarist Matt Skiba, “an anthemic hard rock record.”

Track listing and vinyl specs are below.

Agony & Irony Track Listing
Calling All Skeletons
Help Me
In Vein
Over And Out
I Found Away
Do You Wanna Know?
Live Young, Die Fast
Love Love, Kiss Kiss
Lost And Rendered
Ruin It
Into The Night
In My Stomach
Maybe I’ll Catch Fire (Acoustic)
Live Young, Die Fast (Acoustic)
Into The Night (Acoustic)
Over and Out (Acoustic)
Lost and Rendered (Acoustic)
Burned Is The House

Vinyl Info
Lacquers created by Lucky Lacquers
Triple-panel reverse cardboard gatefold
16-page music sheet/lyric booklet
13×13 3 mil. premium poly sleeve
180 gram black vinyl (limited 1,500), red vinyl (limited 500)