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Friday, Oct 15, 2010

UK duo Blood Red Shoes, which consists of Laura-Mary Carter and Steven Ansell, is setting out on a North American tour to support their sophomore album Fire Like This.  They start in Vancouver on October 12 and end in Chicago fourteen days later on October 29.



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Friday, Aug 20, 2010

Margaret Cho is know best for her bawdy stand-up but on August 24 the comedienne will drop her first-ever musical CD Cho Dependent, featuring such luminaries as Fiona Apple, Jon Brion and Andrew Bird.


Cho (who gets sexier with each new tattoo), kicks off a full-out concert tour that begins at The Vixen in Provincetown, MA on August 18, where the comedy legend and supreme reigning “fag hag” will debut new live songs.


The Provincetown shows will wrap on August 23 but you can catch Cho just about everywhere in the United States and Canada and her tour will kick it until near the end of 2010, wrapping up in Atlanta, Georgia on December 12.


Go to www.margaretcho.com for all the hot dates, goodies, blogs and songs from one of the funniest women working. Please check back with PopMatters for more exclusive coverage and reviews of Cho’s first musical adventures later this fall, but in the meantime, here are some videos:



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Monday, Aug 16, 2010
by PopMatters Staff

!!!‘s new platter, Strange Weather, Isn’t It? releases next week. Look for the PopMatters review early next week. In the meantime, you can get a preview of the album via an early stream on public radio powerhouse KCRW. Video and tour dates are after the jump.


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Thursday, Jul 29, 2010

Veteran UK indie survivors the Charlatans are set to release Who We Touch, their 11th studio album. Produced by Youth, the Killing Joke bassist who works with Paul McCartney on McCartney’s Fireman projects, the album hits the UK on September 6th and North America on the 14th.


SONG LIST
01 Love Is Ending
02 My Foolish Pride
03 You’re Pure Soul
04 Smash The System
05 Intimacy
06 Sincerity
07 Trust in Desire
08 When I Wonder
09 Oh
10 You Can Swim


The band has also announced a North American tour, its first in four years. Here are the dates (after the jump) and the video for the Charlatans’ new single, “Love Is Ending”.



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Thursday, Jul 29, 2010
by PopMatters Staff

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