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Ben Kweller releases European Tour Dates
June 25, 2008, 1:11 pm
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Ben Kweller has released dates for his European shows this winter. Be sure to check it out!

December 2 – L’Europeen, Paris
December 4 – Ruby Lounge, Manchester
December 5 – King Tuts, Glasgow
December 6 – Whelans, Dublin
December 8 – Glee Club, Birmingham
December 9 – Union Chapel, London
December 11 – Melkweg, Amsterdam
December 12 – Atomic Cafe, Munich
December 13 – Knust, Hamburg
December 14 – Lido Cafe, Berlin
December 15 – Luxor, Koln

Check out Ben Kweller on Myspace.


Sun Kil Moon reveal UK Tour Dates
June 19, 2008, 11:17 pm
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Mark Kozalek and a four-piece band will be playing eight UK dates throughout September, following the recent release of the new album “April”.

The dates:

September 10 – Concorde 2, Brighton 
September 11 – Roadhouse, Manchester
September 12 – Barfly, Birmingham
September 13 – End of the Road Festival
September 15 – Stereo, Glasgow 
September 16 – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
September 17 – Scala, London
September 18 – Thekla, Bristol

 Sun Kil Moon official site.

Check out Sun Kil Moon on Myspace.

No more live shows from M.I.A…?!
June 16, 2008, 6:24 pm
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Rapper M.I.A claimed she’d played her last ever show at Bonnaroo over the weekend. She has already cancelled her forthcoming UK tour and in an interview with, claims she will spend the time writing new material.



New Calexico LP (And Tour)
June 13, 2008, 2:35 am
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Calexico’s new LP, “Carried to Dust”, is due out September 9th and of course, there’s a tour, so they can show off some of their 15 brand spanking new songs. Woop woop. Apparently, the album contains collaborations with Sam Beam, Douglas McCombs, and Pieta Brown. I’m looking forward to it.

Here’s the track listing:

1. Victor Jara’s Hands
2. Two Silver Trees
3. The News About William
4. Sarabande in Pencil Form
5. Writer’s Minor Holiday
6. Man Made Lake
7. Inspiración
8. House of Valparaiso
9. Slowness
10. Bend to the Road
11. El Gatillo (Trigger Revisited)
12. Fractured Air (Tornado Watch)
13. Falling From Sleeves
14. Red Blooms
15. Contention City

I could list the rest of the tour dates, but instead, I’ll just say I’ll be going 11th September @ Queens Hall, Edinburgh. But the rest of you Calexico fans can get the tour dates and listen to them here…

You can listen here.

Official Calexico Site.


In other Calexico news, a few weeks ago their track “Crystal Frontier”  WENT INTO SPACE! That’s right. On 31st May, the Space Shuttle Discovery went upwwards towards the International Space station. During shuttle flights, the friends and family of the astronauts are allowed to choose the music that is played to wake the astronauts up from sleep. Commander Mark Kelly’s wife, Gabrielle Gifford, a U.S. Congresswoman from Calexico’s native Arizona, chose Calexico’s “Crystal Frontier”. It’ll be beamed up into space, on 13th June, one day before landing. How frigging exciting! Well, at least I think it is. I’m sure Calexico do too! It gives Aerocelexico to brand new meaning, one may even say it has taken the album name to new heights. Har har. 

Because of this, Calexico have decided to give away a free MP3 of “Crystal Fronteir”. How very kind, huh.

Clicky the linky and checky it out…y.