Our very own Evan Sawdey just got off the radio moments ago, sparring with Blender’s Joe Levy on WYNC’s Soundcheck in a smackdown session on U2’s No Line on the Horizon, which we gave a 6 yesterday. Check out the broadcast and U2’s appearance last night on Letterman playing “Breathe” off the new record.
No Line on the Horizon smackdown on WNYC [streaming]
Tinted Windows is a power-pop supergroup made up of the odd-until-you-really-think-about-it crew of Taylor (the middle one) Hanson, Fountains of Wayne tunesmith Adam Schlesinger, former Smashing Pumpkin James Iha and Cheap Trick drummer Bun E. Carlos. Lead single “Kind of a Girl” is a brain-implantingly catchy pop treat, all crunchy guitars, glam-rock fuzz and an achingly melodic singalong chorus. They’ll be at SXSW on March 20, with their album dropping, via S-Curve, on April 21.
MSTRKRFT have a very busy March ahead of them. The Canadian group releases their latest album Fist of God on March 10th for the iPod set and March 17th for those of us who still like to play CDs on our stereos. It’s a dance-heavy set and features a long list of hip-hop luminaries among the collaborators, including Ghostface Killah, E-40, Freeway, Lil’ Mo, N.O.R.E., and R&B man John Legend. They’ll be dropping by Jimmy Kimmel Live on March 18 and playing a long list of March and April tour dates (listed below) in March and April culminating in an appearance at Coachella.
05-Mar Cholula, Mexico - lAniversio Bombay w/Felix Cartal
06-Mar Monterrey, Mexico - Nueva Leon w/ Felix Cartal
07-Mar Mexico City Plaza - Condesa w/Felix Cartal
13-Mar Phoenix Myst - Bird Peterson
14-Mar Denver - Ogden Theater w/Felix Cartal, Bird Peterson
19-Mar San Francisco - The Independent w/Felix Cartal
20 Mar Dallas - Pontiac Garage at the House of Blues
21-Mar Austin - SXSW
28-Mar Miami (WMC) - Ultra Music Festival
28-Mar Miami (WMC) - Louis @ Gansevoort
03-Apr New York - Webster Hall w/The Bloody Beetroots, Bird Peterson
04-Apr Baltimore - Sonar
09-Apr Toronto - Koolhaus w/Crookers, The Bloody Beetroots, Steve Aoki
10-Apr Philadelphia - Theater of Living Arts)
11-Apr Montreal - Metropolis w/Felix Cartal
18-Apr Indio - Coachella