Phoenix look for remixers to remix latest album. French sensations Phoenix have offered up their last album for amateur remixers. Fans can download the complete multi-track recordings of their breakthrough album Wolfganag Amadeus Pheonix, drums, bass, guitar, vocals and the rest, to tinker with. The message accompanying the downloads reads thusly: ‘We want to thank you with a few presents before our last shows in the U.S. for a while. (You never know how long we’ll take to record the next album.)’ As Pitchfork notes, the album has already been heavily remixed by pros, so-much-so that their record label Loyaute collected them all and released them as, unsurprisingly Wolfganag Amadeus Pheonix (Remix Collection) in 2009. If you’re a bedroom composer, head over to their website, to download the bits and pieces.
Kings Of Leon, The Strokes Headline San Francisco’s Outside Lands Festival. The annual Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival in San Francisco just announced its full line-up. Among the top rock and indie acts headlining the festival, taking place August 14th and 15th at the Outside Lands Golden Gate Park, are Kings of Leon, The Strokes, and My Morning Jacket. Along with Kings of Leon, My Morning Jacket, and the newly re-banded Strokes, also performing at this year’s Outside Lands festival are Phoenix, Al Green, Social Distortion, Gogol Bordello, Nas & Damian Marley, Cat Power, Janelle Monae, and Wolfmother.Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Empire of the Sun, Chromeo, Temper Trap, Pretty Lights, Amos Lee, The Devil Makes Three, Tokyo Police Club, Electric Six, Dawes, The Whigs, The Soft Pack, and more are all scheduled to perform across the two days. The full schedule will be available on the festival website. Tickets are set to go on sale Wednesday, June 2nd and will run $125 for both days. Previous performers at the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival, now in its third year, have included Radiohead, Incubus, Dave Matthews Band, Beck, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Pearl Jam, Wilco, Black Eyed Peas, and more.
Slayer. Megadeth. Two names synonymous with fierce, crunching power. Two bands whose histories are inevitably intertwined in defining the Continue reading →
After just wrapping a very busy few months out on the road which included a string of dates opening for Legendary Paul McCartney, fellow Dubliners, U2 and their first official headlining tour of the U.S., The Script are gearing up to head back out on the road this fall in support of American Idol alum, David Cook. The tour will kick off early November with The Script opening for rocker David Cook through early December. A string of confirmed dates are listed below with Continue reading →
Los Campesinos! are pleased to announce the release of the first single from their forthcoming album – scheduled for early 2010 release. The new single ‘There Are Listed Buildings’ will be released on one-sided 7′ heavy vinyl and will initially be on sale exclusively on the October tour, before becoming available in limited quantities in stores afterwards. The artwork for the new single can also be viewed Continue reading →
MGMT, Silversun Pickups, Against Me! and Major Lazer have been added to the ongoing ‘Soul Collective’ US tour. The 10-city jaunt kicked off on August 20 in Seattle and will hit cities including Phoenix, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston and New York. It will conclude in Los Angeles November 5-8. In order to gain access to the free shows, fans must test-drive a Kia Soul on one of the three days leading up to the Sunday-night performance. Other Continue reading →
Jordin Sparks didn’t get any traction until she received a boost from Chris Brown via their duet “No Air,” the one moment on her 2007 eponymous debut that felt unquestionably modern, so it makes perfect sense that her second album,Battlefield, ditches almost all lingering American Idol pageantry for stylized pop and R&B pitched halfway between Rihanna (whose “S.O.S.” is essentially rewritten here, with Shannon’s “Let the Music Play” substituted for “Tainted Love”) and Leona Lewis. Continue reading →
So far this year the V Festival, sponsored by Virgin Media, have unveiled a stellar line-up and are now announcing a whole host of further acts to appear on the Virgin Media Union stage. Showcasing some of the hottest up and coming artists alongside several established acts, this years line up promises to get new music fans’ pulses racing! Taking place over the weekend of 22nd-23rd August at Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park, Staffordshire this year’s V Festival will be seeing previous V stars including Goldie Lookin’ Chain and Seth Lakeman as well as newcomers Gary Go and Vagabond grace the stages at both sites.
Line-up so far:
PETER DOHERTY , BRITISH SEA POWER , PHOENIX , THE TWANG , THE SUNSHINE UNDERGROUND , MYSTERY JETS , HOWLING BELLS , JENNY LEWIS , GARY GO , PETE MURRAY , SETH LAKEMAN , GOLDIE LOOKIN’ CHAIN , JOE LEAN & THE JING JANG JONG , VV BROWN , VAGABOND , ONE ESKIMO , KID BRITISH , RAY GUN , IAIN ARCHER , WALLIS BIRD , THE GAY BLADES , LIGHTS , EXIT CALM
* PLUS,STRONGBOW BOWTIME BAR & BACARDI B-LIVE LINE-UPS REVEALED
Bringing together the classic songwriting of Stevie Wonder with the 80s pop sensibilities of Cyndi Lauper, North London based singer songwriter Zarif creates her own brand of quirky retro-tinged soul. After featuring on hip hop production duo The Nextmen’s critically acclaimed album “This Was Supposed To Be The Future” including the single “Something Got You”, Zarif had a busy 2008 touring with the Nextmen, playing countless festivals such as Glastonbury and Bestival, and supporting Taio Cruz on his UK tour. She even caught the attention of the Grammy award winning John Legend, who asked her to duet with him at this year’s Tommy Hilfiger Sessions.
Her debut album is due this spring, produced by Tommy D (Corinne Bailey Rae, Kanye West), Blair Makichan (Lily Allen) and Fraser T Smith (Kano) and includes the infectious “Box Of Secrets”, recently featured on the Sky TV advert.
THE COCKPIT, LEEDS LEEDS
SNEAKY PETES, EDINBURGH EDINBURGH
KOROVA, LIVERPOOL LIVERPOOL
BRISTOL, START THE BUS BRISTOL
BIRMINGHAM, 444CLUB @ THE RAINBOW BIRMINGHAM
YOYO, Notting Hill Arts Club LONDON
Pritchattsbury Festival, Birmingham Birmingham
BEACHBREAK LIVE FESTIVAL, CORNWALL – NEW MUSIC STAGE Cornwall
BEACHBREAK LIVE FESTIVAL, CORNWALL – MAIN STAGE Cornwall
RODRIGO Y GABRIELLA – VV BROWN – THOSE DANCING DAYS – DETROIT SOCIAL CLUB – CHAIRLIFT – BAXTER DURY – BACKSTAGE SLUTS – AU REVOIR SIMONE – THE DØ – THE HOLLOWAYS – POCKETKNIFE & COUSIN COLE HAFDIS HULD – MEN AMONG ANIMALS- KING CANIBAL – ONE LITTLE PLANE …even more to follow.
As previously announced,
JARVIS COCKER – EMILIANA TORRINI – TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS – PHOENIX – EMF – EDDY TEMPLE MORRIS – EMMY THE GREAT – FIGHT LIKE APES – CARIBOU – BAXTER DURY – GOLDEN SILVERS – OFFICIAL SECRETS ACT – SLOW CLUB – TEAM WATERPOLO – DOGS – WE HAVE BAND – THE XX – CHEW LIPS – OFFICER KICKS – BICYCLE THIEVES – DJ FOOD – CASPA – COCOSUMA – DAEDELUS – DAN BLACK – DECODER – HELOISE & THE SAVOIR FAIRE – ENVELOPES – EVIL NINE – GUILDEAN GANG – KING CANNIBAL – ONE LITTLE PLANE – SLAGSMALSKLUBBEN – HOOK & THE TWIN – JONNY TAYLOR – KILLAFLAW – PHOTOMACHINE – LAIL ARAD – LE CASTLE VANIA – LITTLE FISH – MAMA’S GUN – MANO DE DIOS – THE QEMISTS – MIDIMIDIS – MOJO FILTER – PEGGY SUE AND THE PIRATES – PETER VON POEHL – YEARNER BABIES – REDLIGHT – ROSIE ODDIE AND THE ODDSQUAD – RUN TOTO RUN – SCREAMING LIGHTS – SHUTTLE – SPEECH DABELLE – STEALTH DJS – SAME TEENS – SARA SCHIRALLI – STEREO:TYPE – STILL FLYIN’ – THE JESSIE ROSE TRIP – THE MUMMERS – THUNDERHEIST – THE BOOKHOUSE BOYS – TODDLA T
This year’s festival offers unprecedented escape from the daily drudge of normality, the state of 2009’s Britain, and invites you into the world of Babylon & Eden, a joyous romp through the light and dark of your soul,
Besides the great line-up, there will be Action Camps, Art Installations, Boudoirs and many other delights, all home grown and hand picked for your visit to the Garden,
Tickets for 2009 are on sale priced at £137 + booking fee. That includes camping, parking, fun, frolics plus all the other hidden extras that usually lurk within a ticket price. Campervans however will be charged an additional £45 for the duration (they take up a lot of space). Teen tickets for 13-17 year olds will be £110 plus booking fee, and as per, under 13’s get in free, but still need a ticket, mind. All Early Bird tickets have now completely sold out.
In a positive sign for the 2009 touring season, sales for the upcoming Billy Joel/Elton John co-headlining tour are “through the roof,” according to Wilson Howard, president, Live Nation Music Southeast, who calls the tour “a smash.”
The configuration for the upcoming tour, which begins March 2 in Jacksonville, Fla., is 360 degrees, significantly boosting capacity in the arenas. Tickets range from $49.50-$175.
In addition to Jacksonville, the tour will play Tampa (March 5), Charlotte (7), Cincinnati (10), Atlanta (14), Tulsa, Okla. (17), Houston (19), San Antonio (21), Phoenix 26, and Anaheim (28, 30).
Live Nation is promoting most of the shows on the tour, and AEG Live will promote in Anaheim, which has almost sold out the second show.
Before the trek, Joel is set for a six-show run at the Seminole Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Fla., spread out between Jan. 2 and Feb. 8. John has international shows on tap through late January, to be followed by a two-week engagement with his Red Piano show at Las Vegas’ Caesars Palace.