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by PopMatters Staff

15 Apr 2009


Chuck Mead, the co-founder of alt-country’s BR549, releases his latest album Journeyman’s Wager on May 12th and features his usual eclectic blend of roots rock sources. “I Wish It Was Friday” has Mead bopping around town on a scooter to a honky-tonkish rockabilly tune. He’s got a packed tour schedule kicking off in May including a stop off at the Minneapolis State Fair in August, which you can check out after the jump.

by PopMatters Staff

15 Apr 2009


David Lynch directed and animated the new Moby video “Shot in the Back of the Head” that Pitchfork TV has premiered. Moby talks about the new album and video on his MySpace page.

by PopMatters Staff

15 Apr 2009


Tyson Synopsis from Sony Pictures Classics:
Tyson is acclaimed indie director James Toback’s stylistically inventive portrait of a mesmerizing Mike Tyson. Toback allows Tyson to reveal himself without inhibition and with eloquence and a pervasive vulnerability. Through a mixture of original interviews and archival footage and photographs, a startlingly complex, fully-rounded human being emerges. The film ranges from Tyson’s earliest memories of growing up on the mean streets of Brooklyn through his entry into the world of boxing, to his rollercoaster ride in the funhouse of worldwide fame and fortunes won and lost. It is the story of a legendary and uniquely controversial international athletic icon, a figure conjuring radical questions of race and class. In its depiction of a man rising from the most debased circumstances to unlimited heights, destroyed by his own hubris, Tyson emerges as a modern day version of classic Greek tragedy.

by PopMatters Staff

15 Apr 2009


The new King Khan and the Shrines album is streaming in full over at imeem right now.

King Khan and the Shrines
“Land of the Freak” [MP3]
     

TOUR DATES
04-29 9:30 Club - Washington, DC
04-30 First Unitarian Church - Philadelphia, PA
05-01 Music Hall of Willamsburg - Brooklyn, NY
05-02 Maxwell’s - Hoboken, NJ
05-03 Santos Partyhouse - NYC
05-07 Paradise - Boston, Mass
05-08 Babylon - Ottawa, ON
05-09 La Sasa Rossa - Montreal, PQ
05-12 Phoenix Theatre - Toronto, ON
05-13 Magic Stick - Detroit, MI
05-14 Wexner Center - Columbus, OH
05-15 Bottom Lounge - Chicago, IL
05-16 Triple Rock - Minneapolis, MN

by PopMatters Staff

15 Apr 2009


Solon Bixler of Great Northern says of the band’s new album Remind Me Where the Light Is releasing on April 28th that they “took a lot more risks by entering uncomfortable territory that wasn’t touched on the last record… we dug deeper into the unpleasant, which helped us to find the beauty.”

Great Northern
“Houses” [MP3]
     

TOUR DATES
May 1 - Brooklyn, NY @ Bell House
May 2 - Albany, NY @ Valentines
May 4 - Bowery Ballroom @ Bowery Ballroom
May 5 -  Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
May 7 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat
May 8 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Diesel
May 9 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
May 10 - Columbus, OH @ Skully’s
May 11 - Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
May 13 - Chicago, IL @ Lakeshore Theatre
May 14 - Columbia, MT @ Mojo’s
May 16 - Denton, TX @ Halley’s
May 17 - Houston, TX @ Warehouse
May 18 - Austin, TX @ Parish
May 21 - Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room
May 22 - San Diego, CA @ Casbah
May 23 - Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
May 24 - San Francisco, CA @ Independent
May 26 - Portland, OR @ Douglas Fir Lounge
May 27 - Seattle, WA @ Crocodile Cafe

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