Monday, October 05, 2009
Live and in Beta (WE'RE MOVING!)
DeadJournalist.com V3.3 is live and in Beta!
DeadJournalist.com has been redirected to www.deadjournalist.com/DJdc as I've moved the (almost) daily blog to WordPress.
So here's the deal, I needed a new platform that offered more flexibility, a fresher look, etc., so after a couple of months of toying around with a few different looks (including a radical redesign that I loved but wasn't as practical) here we go, with V3.3.
Search! With almost four years of content - including 71+ interviews - this was long overdue.
RSS! Finally, an RSS that works! (I hope).
New look! It's the same color, but a nice little facelift.
Contributors! I'm lining up some West Coast contacts and hope to add a few more on the East Coast to focus on new contact and hopefully live show reviews.
The site is in Beta, so some functionality isn't complete and some item may change, but I'm happy to release it for the masses.
Sunday, October 04, 2009
New Site; New Interviews
Also, interviews with White Rabbits and A.A. Bondy should be up this week. It will be a busy week and I do owe a few more interviews out to artists that I think you'll be happy to hear from.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Exclusive Deer Tick Interview
And you thought you had a busy summer.
From a musical perspective, the band’s album crossed country, folk and rock to appeal to a fan base who cherished whiskey and dirt and a lack of pretentiousness in their music. Much like Lucero did in there early days, Deer Tick became the band people who didn’t listen to ” that kind of music” listened to – and loved.
Four months in the making, here's DJdc's exclusive interview with Deer Tick: DJdc Exclusive Interview with Deer Tick is up: http://www.deadjournalist.com/interviews/20090930deertick.htm
Video of the Day: Deer Tick - "Can't Hardly Wait" (live, Replacement's cover)
Make sure to check out these, and any of the other 70 DJdc exclusive interviews I've conducted in the Exclusive Interviews section of DeadJournalist.com
Video of the Day: Phoenix "Litszomania" live at Criminal Records
Live Review: Phoenix live at Criminal Records - Atlanta
I happened to get there just as the band was unloading - kudos to them for a great performance even though it was quite early for them. Judging from their reaction, them seemed genuinely please and maybe even surprised at the turn-out and reaction of the Atlanta fans.
(photo by me)
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Video of the Day: Langhorne Slim - "Back to the Wild"
Langhorne Slim - Back to the Wild from Kemado Records on Vimeo.
Lover! US Tour Dates
Oct 3 - Empty Bottle with Pierced Arrows - Chicago, IL
Oct 15 - The Crocodile with Jay Reatard - Seattle, WA
Oct 17 - Scion/Vice Garge Fest - Portland, OR
Oct 27 - Cafe Bourbon St - Columbus, OH
Oct 28 - Gooski's - Pittsburgh, PA
Oct 29 - 941 Theatre - Philadelphia, PA
Oct 30 - Cakeshop - New York, NY
Oct 31 - TBA - New York, NY
Nov 2 - The Union - Athens, OH
Nov 3 - Lager House - Detroit, MI
Nov 4 - Louie's - Kalamazoo, MI
Nov 5 - Cactus Club - Milwaukee, WI
Nov 6 - Medusa w/ France Has The Bomb - Minneapolis, MN
Nov 7 - The Aquarium - Fargo, ND
Nov 10 - The Fun House - Seattle, WA
Nov 11 - The East End - Portland, OR
Nov 13 - The Hemlock - San Francisco, CA
Nov 14 - The Redwood - Los Angeles, CA
Nov 15 - Bar Pink - San Diego, CA
Nov 16 - Yucca Tap Room - Phoenix, AZ
Nov 17 - Burt's - Albuquerque, NM
Nov 18 - 3 Kings - Denver, CO
Nov 19 - The Replay - Lawrence, KS
Port O'Brien New Album, Tour Dates
September 28 Omaha, NE - The Slowdown*
September 29 Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry*
September 30 Milwaukee, WI - Mad Planet*
October 1 Chicago, IL - Schubas Tavern*
October 2 St. Louis, MO - The Billiken Club*
October 3 Indianapolis, IN - Radio Radio*
October 4 Cincinnati, OH - Southgate House*
October 5 Rock Island, IL - Barn Show "Daytrotter Presents" +
October 7 Columbus, OH - Wexner Center for the Arts*
October 8 Pontiac, MI - Verner's Room at the Crofoot+
October 9 Toronto, ON - Sneaky Dee's*
October 10 Montreal, PQ - Il Motore*
October 12 Northampton, MA -- Ironhorse^
October 13 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club*
October 14 New York, NY - The Mercury Lounge*
October 16 Brooklyn, NY - Union Hall*
October 17 Philadelphia, PA - North Star Bar*
October 18 Baltimore, MD - The Talking Head Club*
October 19 Washington, DC - DC 9*
October 21 Chapel Hill, NC - Nightlight Bar & Club*
October 22 Knoxville, TN - Pilot Light+
October 23 Atlanta, GA - Criminal Record Instore
October 23 Atlanta, GA - The Earl*
October 24 Nashville, TN - Exit In*
October 26 Houston, TX - Rudyards+
October 27 Dallas, TX - The Cavern*
October 28 Austin, TX - Emo's Jr. *
October 30 Phoenix, AZ - Modified Arts*
November 2 La Jolla, CA - The Loft @ UCSD+
November 4 Santa Barbara, CA - Muddy Waters+
November 5 San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill+
November 6 Sacramento, CA - Luigi's+
November 7 Santa Cruz Mountains, CA - Folk Yeah Presents @ Brookdale Lodge+
November 24 London, ENG - Scala+
* with Sea Wolf
+ Port O'Brien headlining date
^ with Grand Archives
Art Brut Tour Dates
10/16 - The Middle East (Downstairs) - Cambridge, MA
10/17 - Maxwell's - Hoboken, NJ
10/18 - Black Cat - Washington, DC
10/19 - Cat's Cradle - Carrboro, NC
10/20 - The Earl - Atlanta, GA
10/21 - Club Downunder - Tallahassee, FL
10/22 - Bottletree - Birmingham, AL
10/23 - Spanish Moon - Baton Rouge, LA
10/25 - Mohawk - Austin, TX
10/28 - Casbah - San Diego, CA
10/29 - The Glass House - Pomona, CA
10/30 - Café Du Nord - San Francisco, CA
11/2 - Neumos - Seattle, WA
11/3 - The Biltmore - Vancouver, BC
11/5 - Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, UT
11/6 - Bluebird Theater - Denver, CO
11/7 - Bottleneck, Lawrence, KS
11/9 - Triple Rock - Minneapolis, MN
11/10 - Lincoln Hall - Chicago, IL
11/15 - Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY
Pretty Lights New Album (for free) and Tour Dates
10.01.09 – Fox Theatre Boulder – Boulder, CO
10.02.09 – Aggie Theatre – Ft. Collins, CO
10.03.09 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
10.12.09 – Belly Up Tavern – Solana Beach, CA
10.14.09 – Key Club – West Hollywood, CA
10.15.09 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA
10.16.09 – Nocturnum – Eureka, CA
10.17.09 – Nectar Lounge – Seattle, WA
10.18.09 – Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR
10.21.09 – The Varsity Theater – Minneapolis, MN
10.22.09 – Miramar Theatre – Milwaukee, WI
10.23.09 – Park West – Chicago, IL
10.24.09 – Majestic Theatre – Madison, WI
10.25.09 – Bluebird Nightclub – Bloomington, IN
10.27.09 – Headliners Music Hall – Louisville, KY
10.28.09 – Exit/In – Nashville, TN
10.29.09 – The Valarium – Knoxvile, TN
10.30.09 – The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
10.31.09 – Ann Street Shed – Charleston, SC
11.03.09 – Crowbar – Tampa, FL
11.04.09 – Vagabond – Miami, FL
11.05.09 – Engine Room – Tallahassee, FL
11.07.09 – House of Blues – New Orleans, LA
11.10.09 – Granada Theater – Dallas, TX
11.11.09 – La Zona Rosa – Austin, TX
11.12.09 – George’s Majestic Lounge – Fayetteville, AR
11.13.09 – Newby’s – Memphis, TN
11.14.09 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
11.17.09 – Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC
11.18.09 – 9:30 Club – Washington D.C.
11.19.09 – Fillmore NY @ Irving Plaza – New York, NY
11.20.09 – The Note – West Chester, PA
11.21.09 – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA
01.03.10 – Jam Cruise 8 – Fort Lauderdale, FL
Nouvelle Vague New Album - 3
This album will feature a number of duets including one for “Master & Servant” (with Martin Gore), “Road to Nowhere”, “All My Colours (with Ian McCulloch), “Blister In The Sun”, “Our Lips Are Sealed” (with Terry Hall) and “God Save The Queen”, “Parade” (with Barry Admanson).
Monday, September 28, 2009
DJdc Exclusive Interview: Alan Semerdjian
HIs talent is apparent to anyone who has read, or listened, to his work. As a musician, Semerdjian released the album The Big Beauty on September 1, 2009. The album, which was recorded with Matthew Cullen (My Morning Jacket, Ray LaMontagne) at The Clubhouse Studios in Rhinebeck, NY, was produced by longtime friend and collaborator producer Michael Bloom, who has performed with Rilo Kiley, The Elected and Rachael Yamagata.
Also performing on the album are musicians Franz Nicolay from The Hold Steady, Djivan Gasparian Jr. on duduk, Chris Kuffner (Ingrid Michaelson, Regina Spektor) on bass, Dave Diamond (Zen Tricksters, Shanna McNally) on drums, and multi-instrumentalist Philip A. Jimenez (Wheatus).
In addition to the album, Semerdjian most recent boo, In the Architecture of Bone, will be be released in October 2009 via GenPop Books.
Semerdjian, as an artist and lyricist, evokes hope in the process - matching dedication to his craft with the gift of storytelling.
DeadJournalist.com brings you this exclusive interview with Alan Semerdjian.
Video of the Day: "Can't Wait" by Alan Semerdjian
El Perro Del Mar Tour and New Album Details
El Perro Del Mar will be playing a number of dates with Peter, Bjorn and John as well as a couple of headlining shows.
MP3 - El Perro Del Mar - Change of Heart
10.20.09 - Other Music Free In-Store Performance (8pm) – New York, NY
11.07.09 - 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
11.08.09 - Theater of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
11.09.09 - Joe’s Pub – New York, NY
11.10.09 - Terminal 5 – New York, NY
11.11.09 - Phoenix Theatre – Toronto, ON
11.12.09 - Metro – Chicago, IL
11.13.09 - Gargoyle Club – St. Louis, MO
11.14.09 - House of Blues – Dallas, TX
11.15.09 - La Zona Rosa – Austin, TX
11.17.09 - Rialto Theater – Tuscon, AZ
11.18.09 - House of Blues – San Diego, CA
11.19.09 - Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
11.20.09 - Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
11.21.09 - Club Nokia – Los Angeles, CA
11.23.09 - Hotel Cafe – Los Angeles, CA
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