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Tuesday, Aug 25, 2009
by PopMatters Staff

Islands
Vapours
(Anti-)
Releasing: 22 September


The Montreal indie band returns this fall with their third full-length album. Jamie Thompson rejoins former bandmate Nick Diamonds on Vapours.


SONG LIST


01 Switched On
02 No You Don’t
03 Vapours
04 Devout
05 Disarming the Car Bomb
06 Tender Torture
07 Shining
08 On Foreigner
09 Heartbeat
10 The Drums
11 EOL
12 Everything is Under Control


Islands
“Vapours” [MP3]
     



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Clever rhyming, infectious beats, and Revenge of the Nerds references make this Norwegian electro-rock band a no-brainer.



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They Might Be Giants
Here Comes Science
(Idlewild/Disney Sound)
Releasing: 1 September (iTunes/Amazon) / 22 September (physical)


SONG LIST
Disc: 1
01 Science Is Real
02 Meet the Elements
03 I Am a Paleontologist w/Danny Weinkauf
04 The Bloodmobile
05 Electric Car w/Robin Goldwasser
06 My Brother the Ape
07 What Is a Shooting Star?
08 How Many Planets?
09 Why Does the Sun Shine?
10 Why Does the Sun Really Shine?
11 Roy G. Biv
12 Put It to the Test
13 Photosynthesis
14 Cells
15 Speed and Velocity w/Marty Beller
16 Computer Assisted Design
17 Solid Liquid Gas
18 Here Comes Science Bonus Track
19 The Ballad of Davy Crockett (In Outer Space)


Disc: 2
01 Science Is Real [video content]
02 Meet the Elements [video content]
03 I Am a Paleontologist w/Danny Weinkauf [video content]
04 The Bloodmobile [video content]
05 Electric Car w/Robin Goldwasser [video content]
06 My Brother the Ape [video content]
07 What Is a Shooting Star? [video content]
08 How Many Planets? [video content]
09 Why Does the Sun Shine? [video content]
10 Why Does the Sun Really Shine? [video content]
11 Roy G. Biv [video content]
12 Put It to the Test [video content]
13 Photosynthesis [video content]
14 Cells [video content]
15 Speed and Velocity w/Marty Beller [video content]
16 Computer Assisted Design [video content]
17 Solid Liquid Gas [video content]
18 Here Comes Science [video content] Bonus Track
19 The Ballad of Davy Crockett (in Outer Space) [video content]


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Them Crooked Vultures have sparked mystery and intrigue amongst music fans and critics alike. The line-up consists of John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters), Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age), and Alain Johannes (Queens of the Stone Age). First hinted at in 2005 to Mojo , Them Crooked Vultures officially surfaced this month in front of fortunate fans in Chicago and Amsterdam. Details regarding upcoming shows, appearances, sound, and album release have been scarce. While a handful of fans have experienced the rock phenomenon in the flesh, the rest of us must patiently follow the clues and await the public debut.



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Tuesday, Aug 25, 2009
Chicago hip-hop R&B singer/rapper/writer Nikki Lynette gives her last home performance before she relocates to New York City.

Nikki Lynette, a fresh faced hip-hop ingenue, has become something of a fixture on the independent Chicago hip-hop scene in recent years. Whether modeling along with her backup singers, singing a commercial jingle, writing lyrics for rap artists or interviewing people such as reggae master Sean Paul, she has her hands in all aspects of the entertainment medium. Her songs can be found on sites like MySpace, as well as through her own website.


Her sounds are reminiscent of the artists that she calls her musical inspirations: OutKast, Lauryn Hill, Prince and Queen. As a result, much of her music is energetic, lively and designed to make your hips move to the beat and has a signature all its own. She breathes life and fun into her music, which can best be called hip-hop punk.


She is a Chicago native and will be performing one last time at the Cubby Bear on August 27th before she relocates to New York City to record a full length studio album.


Cubby Bear is located at 1059 W. Addison Street in Chicago. Doors open at 9:30pm and there is no cover. You must be 21 and up for entry.


Here is a sample of what you will hear at the show, which SHOULD NOT be missed.



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