Sorry for the recent lack of content in this blog. Yesterday I went to Akron, OH to interview The Academy Is… for Speakeasymag.com – and even watched their sold-out show on the sideline, along with Evan Taubenfeld and Chicago’s Empires. I recorded TAI’s acoustic performance of “About A Girl” but unfortunately captured part of the set due to the fact that my battery died! Curses! I will post the video tomorrow.
Second, spring quarter at Ohio Univesity is already a frenzy. It’s ACRN week right now because the college radio station turned 38 this year so we’re celebrating like crazy. I’m a crazy nerd, but it’s going be a challenge balancing all this fun and grades.
Third, here’s a quick news feed of recent musical events. Fashion news will be updated tomorrow (hopefully). If anyone would like to co-run this with me, a.k.a. contribute content, send a letter of request via pidgeon carrier and I will be delighted and add you to the site! Well, there’s more to this than that, but you know what I mean.
- A ton of artists including American Football, Mates of State, and Of Montreal will be participating in Polyvinyl’s 2nd annual Spring Clearance extravaganza! Get your records for much less. However, if mint is the only flavor (or condition) you favor, this sale might not be for you. It’s going on right now – and first come, first serve. Polyvinylrecords.com
- Speaking of Polyvinyl, Of Montreal will have a ton of new shows coming up starting April 13 at Carrboro, North Carolina. Here are the tour dates:
Apr 13, 2009 at 7:30pm – Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, NC
Apr 14, 2009 at 8:00pm – Sonar, Balitmore, MD
Apr 15, 2009 at 8:00pm – Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
Apr 16, 2009 at 8:00pm – Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
Apr 17, 2009 at 8:00pm – Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
Apr 18, 2009 at 12:00pm – Brown University, Providence, RI
Apr 19, 2009 at 8:00pm – Toad’s Place, New Haven, CT
Apr 20, 2009 at 7:00pm – Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA
Apr 21, 2009 at 7:00pm – Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA
Apr 22, 2009 – The Trocadero, Philadelphia, PA
Apr 23, 2009 at 8:00pm – Madison Theater, Covington, KY
Apr 24, 2009 at 8:00pm – The Blue Note, Columbia, MO
Apr 25, 2009 at 12:00pm – Norman Music Festival, Norman, OK
Apr 26, 2009 at 7:00pm – Minglewood Hall, Memphis, TN
May 24, 2009 – Sasquatch Music Festival, Gorge, WA
Jun 13, 2009 – Bonnaroo Music Festival, Manchester, TN
Jul 11, 2009 – Oxygen Festival, Dublin, Ireland
Jul 12, 2009 – T in the Park, Balado, United Kingdom
Jul 15, 2009 – Shephards Bush Empire, London, United Kingdom
Jul 24, 2009 at 8:00pm – The Fox Theater, Oakland, CA
Jul 26, 2009 – Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA
- The Funeral Pyre will be releasing their “December” EP on Creator-Destructor Records. Check out the band’s myspace for information on the EP’s release date.
- Going to the Earth Crisis tour? Check out the “Firestorm” along with Walls of Jericho, Reign Supreme (Deathwish), and Blood Stands Still. Dates are posted here.
- [Punknews] LA punks X have announced tour plans for the next few months. Click on the link for dates.