Thursday, April 30, 2009

Iglu & Hartly's 'And Then Boom' - listen to the full album here

Iglu & Hartly's 'And Then Boom' comes out next week on 5/5, but you can listen to the whole album now on Imeem. Check it out here.

hey're also giving away .mp3s of "DayGlo" and "Jump Out of Your Car":

Great Lake Swimmers Tour

The wonderful Great Lake Swimmers will play dates UK dates in May in support of LOST CHANNELS (Nettwerk) out now.


Mon May 18 BRISTOL St Bonaventures

Tues May 19 MANCHESTER Dulcimer

Wed May 20 NEWCASTLE The Cluny

Thurs May 21 GLASGOW ABC

Fri May 22 BIRMINGHAM Glee Club

Sat May 23 LONDON Borderline

Friday, April 24, 2009

Wilco tickets

If you're planning to catch Wilco this summer, tickets go onsale today for the following gigs: Cincinnati Aronoff Center, Las Vegas The Joint, LA Wiltern (x2), Morrison CO Red Rocks, Vienna VA Wolftrap, Wilmington DE Frawley Stadium, Brooklyn NY Keyspan Park, and Buffalo NY Art Park. Go to for more information.

Dates are as follows, note with excitement the Dublin and London shows:

UN 19 Las Vegas, NV The Joint
JUL 03 Morrison, CO Red Rocks
JUL 08 Vienna, VA Wolf Trap
JUL 10 Wilmington, DE Frawley Stadium
JUL 11 Lowell, MA LeLacheur Park
JUL 13 Brooklyn, NY Keyspan Park
JUL 17 Portland, ME Maine State Pier
JUL 18 Wappingers Falls, NY Dutchess Stadium
JUL 19 Lewiston, NY Art Park
AUG 25 London, UK Troxy
AUG 27 Dublin, IRE Vicar Street

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

New Atheism - intellectual dead end?

With their "intoxicating simplicity" and "display of egotism and arrogance" are new athiests at risk of winning the battle and losing the war? The Guardian thinks so as Madeleine Bunting writes at the start of Holy Week that in the UK, the debate on religion has become a foghorn of the sound of New Athiests and lack of any true discussion or meaningful debate.
She writes
"This is Holy Week. It started yesterday with Palm Sunday and continues through Holy Thursday, Good Friday and culminates this Sunday with Easter Day. One can no longer assume most people will be aware of this, let alone the events these days mark; in a recent UK poll, only 22% could identify what Easter was celebrating. What other system of belief has collapsed at such spectacular speed as British Christianity? One can only presume that the New Atheists are organising a fabulous party to celebrate. Richard Dawkins could stump up for the crates of champagne out of his sumptuous royalties from The God Delusion."

Read the rest of the article here

Friday, April 03, 2009

Ryan Adams book

Guardian America has a feature on Ryan Adams' forthcoming books - Infinity Blues, a collection of free verse he describes as "reality coated by dreams", a novel and another volume of poetry.

As he's given up on music for the time being he's thrown himself into writing, sitting romantically at an old type writer, rising early and writing for 8 hours a day.

The Guardian notes that this puts him into an elite group of musician authors - Bob Dylan, Steve Earle, Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen and Billy Bragg. But not all their books are any good, will Ryan produce a literary achivement to rival his musical ones?

Infinity Blues is published on 7 May by Akashic books

Read the Guardian article here.