Trials + Tribulations


Devendra & Jana News
August 31, 2007, 12:01 pm
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Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Mountain will be released on September 25, and while trying to figure out which Devendra Banhart song to post, I found out he’s putting up a couple of songs from his forthcoming album each week. You can check out the 2 he’s put up here.

Drawing from his time living in Venezuela, Devendra has added some tropicalia influence to his repertoire.

Here’s a rendition of a Caetano Veloso song done by Cibelle and Devendra that appeared on her 2006 album The Shine of Dried Electric Leaves.

Cibelle & Devendra Banhart – London, London
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In other news:


Jana Hunter has premiered a new song on her myspace in anticipation of the release of her ep Carrion out Sept 10.

Carrion has a few songs in the same vein as her last album, as well as a a few re-workings.

If you’re a vinyl junkie like me, you would be wise to pick up the one sided limited (to 500) 12″ on Woodsist. You can get that here and now before the cd is out.



CSS live show
August 30, 2007, 7:03 pm
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CSS with L7

Here’s the CSS set from one of the 20 festivals they had booked this year. They were in Portugal, so it’s fun to hear them speak in their native tongue.

I was just going to put up a couple of the songs from this show, because they say this generation is all about the 1 song and move on, but I love a good show, and hearing a band you may have never seen can be a good advert as to why you should.

Soon CSS will be touring Europe with Gwen Stefani. Get dates here.

Tracklisting:

01 Jagger Yoga (Don’t Miss My Holiday)
02 Alala
03 Fuck Off Is Not the Only Thing You Have to Show
04 Meeting Paris Hilton
05 This Month Day 10
06 Alcohol
07 Lindja
08 Patins
09 Pretend We’re Dead (L7 cover)
10 Off the Hook
11 I Wanna Be Your J. Lo (partial Sleater-Kinney cover)
12 Art Bitch
13 Let’s Make Love and Listen to Death From Above

CSS – Live from PDC 15Aug07


The Blow Tour Dates
August 29, 2007, 11:38 pm
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New Year’s Eve ’06

The Blow (Khaela) updated her blog for the first time in 2 months. She’s on what I call Japanese time (20 or so years behind which means 5 or so years in the fashionable future). Don’t give her any guff. I’m just happy to hear she’s still out there.

For you lucky PDX-ers, The Blow will be at Holocene Friday and she’ll hop like a bunny around the midwest and east in September & October.

Tour Dates:
Aug 31 Portland, OR @ Holocene
Sep 14 Seattle, WA @ Seattle Public Library
Sep 29 Grinnell, IA @ Grinnell College
Sep 30 Minneapolis, MN @ 400 Bar
Oct 1 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
Oct 2 Columbus, OH @ Wexner Center for the Arts
Oct 3 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian
Oct 4 Washington DC @ Black Cat
Oct 5 New York, NY @ Blender Theatre at Gramercy
Oct 6 Boston, MA @ Museum of Fine Arts – Remis
Dec 15 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir



Fiery KEXP Session
August 29, 2007, 10:51 pm
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SXSW ’04



Fiery Furnaces Tour Hits Austin (& some other cities)
August 29, 2007, 7:04 am
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ACL ’04


As I was updating my showlist, I found more tour dates for the Fiery Furnaces. I haven’t seen this full list on the usual suspects’ pages, so away we go…

October / November 2007

10/09 Newport, KY / Southgate House / 24 E. 3rd Street
Time: 9pm / Tickets: $12 / Ages: 18+

10/10 Milwaukee, MI / Shank Hall / 1434 N. Farwell Ave.
Tickets: $18 Adv. $20 Day Of / Ages: 21+

10/11 Madison, WI / The Annex / 1206 Recent St.
Time: 8pm / Tickets: $13 Adv. $15 Day Of / Ages: 21+

10/12 St. Paul, MN / Turf Club / 1601 University Ave West
Time: 9:30pm / Tickets: $13 Adv. $15 Day Of / Ages: 21+

10/15 Vancouver, BC / Richard’s On Richards Cabaret / 1036 Richards St.
Time: 9:30pm / Tickets: $20 Adv. $25 Day Of / Ages: 19+

10/16 Seattle, WA / Crocodile Cafe / 2200 2nd Ave
Time: 9:30pm / Tickets: $13 Adv. $15 Day Of / Ages: 21+

10/17 Portland, OR / Aladdin Theater / 3017 S.E. Milwaukie
Times: 9pm / Tickets: $15 / Ages: All

10/19 Berkeley, CA / UC Berkeley Campus / Lower Sproul Plaza
Time: 12pm / Ages: All

10/19 San Francisco, CA / The Independent / 628 Divisidero St.
Times: 9pm / Tickets: $15 / Ages: 21+

10/20 Big Sur, CA / Big Sur Fernwood Resort / Highway 1
Time: 8pm / Ages: All

10/21 San Diego, CA / The Casbah / 2501 Kettner Blvd
Time: 9:30pm / Tickets: $14 / Ages: 21+

10/22 West Hollywood, CA / Troubadour / 9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Time: 9pm / Tickets: $15 / Ages: All

10/26 Austin, TX / Emo’s / 603 Red River
Time: 10pm / Tickets: $12 Adv. $14 Day Of / Ages: All

10/27 Austin, TX / Emo’s / 603 Red River
Time: 10pm / Tickets: $12 Adv. $14 Day Of / Ages: All

10/29 St. Louis, MO / Blueberry Hill / 6504 Delmar
Time: 9pm / Tickets: $15 / Ages: 21+

10/30 Champaign, IL / Highdive / 51 Main St.
Tickets: $13 Adv. $15 Day Of / Ages: 19+

11/02 Millvale, PA / Mr. Small’s Theater / 400 Lincoln Ave
Tickets: $12.50 Adv. $14.50 Day Of / Ages: All

11/03 New York, NY / Hiro Ballroom / 363 W. 16th
Time: 8:30pm / Tickets: $20 Adv. $25 Day Of / Ages: 21+

2 dates in Austin!! It looks like I’ll have to hit up someone to crash on their couch. It will be well worth it.

I cut and converted this track, so my apologies if I included too much or too little talk.

Fiery Furnaces – Blueberry Boat (Live at KEXP)


Sia Artwork Contest
August 28, 2007, 11:02 pm
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I first became enamored with Australian export Sia
(See-ah) when her album Healing is Difficult came out as an import in 2000. In 2005, I saw the video for “Breathe Me” while I was waiting in a movie theatre. Suddenly, she was everywhere. This is really an excellent video.


Sia has been working on a new album (Some People Have Real Problems) and is running a contest where you can create artwork for it. The deadline has been extended to September 7 (12 noon BST). Is that Bangladesh Standard Time? Probably British Summer Time.

So, get all of the info here and maybe your work will be included, like Mike’s was in the YYYs.

Sia – Buttons (from Some People Have Real Problems)

Sia – Breath Me (Four Tet Remix)

Sia – Paranoid Android (Radiohead cover)

Sia – Drink to Get Drunk (Different Gear Remix)



School of Seven Bells
August 28, 2007, 4:05 pm
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I have been kicking myself ever since I all but missed On!Air!Library! opened for Secret Machines and Interpol. Who starts a show before 9pm? Well, On!Air!Library! broke up shortly after that, but it seems that the twins have resurfaced.

Alejandra & Claudia Dehezia have joined forces with Benjamin Curtis (formerly of Secret Machines) and James Elliott to form School of Seven Bells.

They have 4 tracks for you to enjoy on their myspace and you can catch them touring with Blonde Redhead this summer.

They are also featured on this new track with Prefuse 73.

Prefuse 73 – Class of 73 Bells (w/School of Seven Bells)

On!Air!Library! – Faultered Ego

On!Air!Library! – Feb.

Tour Dates:
Sep 7 Northampton, MA Pearl Street w/Blonde Redhead
Sep 10 Detroit, MI Majestic Theater w/Blonde Redhead
Sep 11 Chicago, IL Subterranean
Sep 12 Columbia, MO Blue Note w/Blonde Redhead
Sep 13 Oklahoma City, OK Bricktown Ballroom w/Blonde Redhead
Sep 14 Dallas, TX Good Records (live in-store!)
Sep 15 Austin, TX Austin City Limits @ Emo’s w/ Blonde Redhead
Sep 17 Athens, GA 40 Watt Club w/ Blonde Redhead
Sep 18 Knoxville, TN Bijou Theater w/ Blonde Redhead
Sep 19 Ashville, NC Orange Peel w/ Blonde Redhead
Sep 21 Norfolk, VA The Norva w/ Blonde Redhead
Sep 22 Sayerville, NJ Starland Ballroom w/ Blonde Redhead
Sep 24 New Haven, CT Toad’s Place w/ Blonde Redhead
Sep 25 Providence, RI Lupo’s w/ Blonde Redhead
Sep 26 Boston, MA The Roxy w/ Blonde Redhead
Oct 4 New York, NY Cake Shop




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