Monday, April 30, 2007

Metal Monday Free MP3: Job For A Cowboy - "Embedded"

Job For A Cowboy are releasing their full-length debut, Genesis, from Metal Blade Records on May 15. Following up on their appearances at both Sonar here in Baltimore and at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival this past weekend, Job For A Cowboy are also part of the Sounds Of The Underground Tour (Read more about SOTU here).

As Any Given Tuesday tries to make a habit of Metal Monday features, let's kick it off with Job For A Cowboy's blistering sound.

Free MP3: Job For A Cowboy - "Embedded"

The link is good while it lasts. Feel free to let me know once it's dead.

Click the album art above to pre-order Genesis.

Friday, April 27, 2007

Pharoahe Monch Sets June 26 Release Date For Desire, Tour Dates

Pharoahe Monch has finally slated his long-awaited 2nd solo album, Desire, for release on June 26. Creepy cover, and most assuredly awesome rhymes.

Tracklist For Desire:
01. The Resurrection
02. Free
03. Desire
04. Push
05. Welcome To The Terror Dome
06. What It Is
07. When The Gun Draws
08. Let's Go
09. Body Baby
10. Bar Tap
11. Hold On
12. So Good
13. The Trilogy

Tour Dates For Pharoahe Monch:
04/26 - Los Angeles, CA - UCLA
04/28 - Indio, CA - Coachella Festival
04/29 - San Francisco, CA - DNA Event
04/30 - Chicago, IL - TBA
05/03 - Vancouver, BC - Richard's On Richards
05/05 - Seattle, WA - Chop Suey
05/26 - Montreal, QC - Le National
05/27 - Boston, MA - Middle East
07/28 - New York, NY - Rock The Bells Festival

Click the album art to pre-order.

Virgin Festival Baltimore 2007: LINEUP

Virgin Festival

The lineup for Virgin Festival at Pimlico Race Course on August 4 & 5 in Baltimore is official:


The Police
Modest Mouse
Peter Bjorn & John
Sasha & Digweed
The Fratellis
Danny Tenaglia
Amy Winehouse
LCD Soundsystem
Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
TV On The Radio
Sander Van Doorn
Beastie Boys
Shout Out Out Out Out
Cheap Trick
Felix da House Cat
Paolo Nutini
Booka Shade
Miguel Migs
Fountains of Wayne
Fiction Plane

August 5:
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
The Crystal Method
Bad Brains
Deep Dish
Velvet Revolver
Regina Spektor
The Smashing Pumpkins
Wu-Tang Clan
Dieselboy & Andy C
Infected Mushroom
Girl Talk
Chris Cornell
James Zabiela

Tickets go on sale May 5 at 10AM.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Meet Santa From Tori Amos' American Doll Posse, and Listen To The Whole Album!

Tori Amos American Doll Posse - Santa

Staying true to form, Tori Amos has introduced Santa from the American Doll Posse. Read Santa's blog to learn more about her. Tori says that "Santa is somebody who's a girl's girl. She understands her fellow sisters and she believes that there is enough love and passion out there for everyone. But she won’t accept that there is something perverted about being very sensual and she won't drink shame with her sensuality." She's the saucy one, I take it.

Group photo - American Doll Posse

More exciting than hearing just one of Santa's tracks, head on over to Tori's MySpace to stream American Doll Posse in its entirety! I'll see if I can work out a review real soon.

When you're done streaming the record, click the album art above to pre-order the album.

White Stripes Tour All Over North America In Support of Icky Thump

The White Stripes

The White Stripes are fulfilling their promise to tour the remaining contiguous United States they have not visited (look at good ol' Delaware clocking in on 7/27!). Not to mention that they're hitting every Canadian province, too!

06-01 Nuerburgring, Germany - Rock Am Ring Festival
06-02 Nurnberg, Germany - Rock Im Park Festival
06-04 Vienna, Austria - Gasometer
06-06 Rome, Italy - Tenda Strisce
06-07 Milan, Italy - Idroscalo
06-09 Lisbon, Portugal - Alive Festival
06-11 Paris, France - Zenith
06-14 London, England - Hyde Park (O2 Wireless Festival)
06-15 Leeds, England - Harewood House (O2 Wireless Festival)
06-17 Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo Festival
06-24 Burnaby, British Columbia - Deer Lake Park
06-25 Whitehorse, Yukon - Yukon Arts Centre
06-26 Yellowknife, Northwest Territories - Shorty Brown Multiplex Arena
06-27 Iqaluit, Nunavut - Arctic Winter Games Arena
06-29 Calgary, Alberta - Pengrowth Saddledome
06-30 Edmonton, Alberta - Shaw Convention Center
07-01 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - TCU Place
07-02 Winnipeg, Manitoba - MTS Centre
07-03 Thunder Bay, Ontario - Community Auditorium
07-05 Toronto, Ontario - Molson Amphitheatre
07-06 Montreal, Quebec - Bell Centre
07-07 London, Ontario - John Labatt Centre
07-08 Ottawa, Ontario - LeBreton Flats Park (Ottawa Bluesfest)
07-10 Moncton, New Brunswick - Moncton Coliseum Arena
07-11 Charlottetown, Price Edward Island - Charlottetown Civic Centre
07-13 Halifax, Nova Scotia - Cunard Centre
07-14 Glace Bay, Nova Scotia - Savoy Theatre
07-16 St. John's, Newfoundland - Mile One Center
07-22 Portland, ME - Cumberland Civic Center
07-23 Boston, MA - Agganis Arena
07-24 New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
07-25 Wallingford, CT - Chevrolet Theater
07-27 Wilmington, DE - Grand Opera House
07-28 Fairfax, VA - Patriot Center
07-29 North Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues
07-30 Birmingham, AL - Sloss Furnaces
07-31 Southaven, MS - Snowden Grove Park Amphitheater

Kelly Clarkson North American Tour Dates

Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson (don't deny liking "Since U Been Gone") has announced North American tour dates for Summer '07. Venues are TBA.

See you in DC!

· 7/7 - East Rutherford, NJ @ Live Earth
· 7/11 - Portland, OR
· 7/13 - Seattle, WA
· 7/15 - Sacramento, CA
· 7/17 - San Jose, CA
· 7/19 - Anaheim, CA
· 7/21 - Denver, CO
· 7/22 - Kansas City, MO
· 7/25 - Minneapolis, MN
· 7/27 - St. Louis, MO
· 7/29 - Chicago, IL
· 7/31 - Detroit, MI
· 8/2 - Toronto, ON
· 8/4 - Boston, MA
· 8/5 - Albany, NY
· 8/12 - Uncasville, CT
· 8/14 - Cleveland, OH
· 8/16 - Philadelphia, PA
· 8/18 - Nassau, NY
· 8/19 - Washington D.C.
· 8/22 - East Rutherford, NJ
· 8/24 - East Rutherford, NJ
· 8/26 - Nashville, TN
· 8/28 - Atlanta, GA
· 8/30 - Fort Lauderdale, FL
· 9/1 - Orlando, FL
· 9/2 - Tampa, FL
· 9/5 - Dallas, TX
· 9/7 - Houston, TX
· 9/9 - Las Vegas, NV
· 9/13 - Calgary, AB
· 9/14 - Edmonton, AB
· 9/16 - Vancouver, BC
· 9/19 - Fresno, CA
· 9/21 - San Diego, CA
· 9/23 - Phoenix, AZ
· 9/26 - Los Angeles, CA
· 9/28 - Las Vegas, NV

Album Review: The Jennifers - Colors From The Future; Free MP3

Baltimore indie pop stalwarts The Jennifers have been making music as sugary sweet as the gumdrops on the cover of Colors From The Future since 1994, when they released Nine Days Wonder.

Kicking off with the power pop Dorian Gray allusion "Mrs. Gray", Colors is lyrically amusing, with simple rhymes but a wit that has its home in the quirky city of Baltimore. Allusions to XTC obvious and ubiquitous, the songwriting is much comparable to Robyn Hitchcock (read Any Given Tuesday's review of Hitchock's latest, Ole! Tarantula, here). Like Hitchcock, The Jennifers offer up alt-pop with tongue-in-cheek, obvious yet ambiguous lyrics. And try "Queen of Eyes" for The Jennifers' take on one of Hitchcock's songs.

"Fell In A Hole" offers up Dick Dale guitar, and "Starfleet Academy" is an atmospheric dream pop change of pace. When "Oh Caroline" comes through the speakers, consider yourself challenged not to move a head or foot to the sound.

The longest track on the album, "Lion In Winter", is probably the most unique. Blues guitar and near-whisper singing lead into the chorus, followed soon after by an interlude with bridge and break lasting for several minutes before returning to the delicate twee pop that the Jennifers are so adept at expounding upon.

MP3 Download: "Lion In Winter"

Click on the album art to purchase.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Sounds of the Underground Tour 2007: Gwar, Chimaira, and more; Special Appearances by Lamb of God, Hatebreed, Suicidal Tendencies

Sounds of the Underground

In case you have not already heard, the Sounds Of The Underground Tour has announced its schedule (no Baltimore, no DC) and bands.

The fest will feature Gwar, Chimaira, Every Time I Die, Necro, Job For A Cowboy, Darkest Hour, Amon Amarth, The Acacia Strain, The Devil Wears Prada, HeavyHeavyLowLow, The Number Twelve Looks Like You, Goatwhore, This Is Hell, and 2 Cents.

The best date looks to be August 11, with Lamb of God and Hatebreed stopping in.

The Dates:

Jul-06 Dallas, TX Palladium Ballroom
Jul-07 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete St. Amphitheatre
Jul-08 Houston, TX Verizon Wireless Theatre
Jul-10 Orlando, FL UCF Arena
Jul-11 N. Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues
Jul-13 Worcester, MA The Palladium
Jul-14 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom Outside (with special appearance by Testament)
Jul-15 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
Jul-16 Winston-Salem, NC Millennium Center
Jul-18 Toronto, ON Kool Haus Complex
Jul-19 Detroit, MI State Theatre
Jul-20 Milwaukee, WI The Eagles Complex
Jul-21 Cleveland, OH Time Warner Cable Amphitheatre At Tower City (with Mushroomhead)
Jul-22 Columbus, OH Lifestyle Communities Pavilion (with Mushroomhead)
Jul-23 Chicago, IL Congress Theatre (with Mushroomhead)
Jul-24 St. Paul, MN Myth (with Mushroomhead)
Jul-27 Calgary, AB Macewan Hall Ballroom
Jul-28 Edmonton, AB Shaw Conference Center
Jul-30 Portland, OR Expo Center
Aug-01 Salt Lake City, UT The Great Salt Air
Aug-03 San Jose, CA Events Center @ San Jose Univ. (with Suicidal Tendencies)
Aug-04 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Side Stage (with Suicidal Tendencies)
Aug-05 Mesa, AZ Mesa Amphitheatre (with Suicidal Tendencies)
Aug-06 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
Aug-08 Denver, CO The Fillmore Auditorium
Aug-11 Louisville, KY Waverly Hills Sanatorium (with Lamb of God, Hatebreed, and Behemoth)

New Album From Marilyn Manson, Eat Me, Drink Me, Due June 5; Tracklist, Stream The Single

Marilyn Manson

Marilyn Manson's new album, Eat Me, Drink Me is due June 5. You can hear the first single, "Heart Shaped Glass (When The Heart Guides The Hand", on Manson's MySpace.

The tracklisting is:
'If I Was Your Vampire'
'Putting Holes In Happiness'
'The Red Carpet Grave'
'They Said Hell's Not Hot'
'Just A Car Crash Away'
'Heart Shaped Glasses'
'Are You The Rabbit?'
'You and Me and The Devil'
'Eat Me, Drink Me'

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Wal-Mart To Trim Retail Space Dedicated To CDs, Replace With iPod Accessories


In a further blow to the CD industry (particularly of note in a week where Nine Inch Nails and Avril Lavigne are expected to peak at 200,000 units), Wal-Mart is removing approximately half of the square footage dedicated to physical album sales and replacing it with iPod accessories.

I won't buy music at Wal-Mart, nevertheless shop there in the first place. But I can still complain: Not just MP3 player accessories, but only for iPods? Next Wal-Mart will install physical iTunes download stations where I can download edited tracks onto my iPod for 93 cents each. Gotta shave a few pennies off, don't ya, Waltons?

Source: Kings of A&R

Ozzfest Staple Performer Black Label Society Declines This Year's Freefest, Zakk Wylde To Join Ozzy

Black Label Society

Black Label Society, often an Ozzfest staple, will not be playing the fest this year. Zakk Wylde made the call, citing the decision to make the festival free this summer as the main reason. Zakk, however, will be playing guitar for Ozzy, who will be headlining Ozzfest.

I take it Ozzy must be paying his band, at least. And I'm still waiting to see what other worthwhile acts will join the bill.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Spring/Summer 2007 Tool Tour Dates: June 8 in Baltimore!

Tool - Maynard James Keenan, Justin Chancellor, Adam Jones, Danny Carey

It's been a while since I've updated the Tool tour dates for this summer, and it's about time I did, since they're going to be at First Mariner Arena in Baltimore on June 8! Check out AGT's review of the September '06 DC show for an idea of what to expect.

27 Apr Las Vegas NV US The Pearl
28 Apr Las Vegas NV US The Pearl
30 Apr Reno NV US Reno Event Center
02 May San Diego CA US Cox Arena
03 May San Diego CA US Cox Arena
05 May Las Cruces NM US Pan American Center
06 May Tucson AZ US Convention Center Arena
08 May Albuquerque NM US Tingley Coliseum
09 May Col. Springs CO US World Arena
11 May Wichita KS US Kansas Coliseum
12 May Council Bluffs IA US Mid America Center
15 May Southaven MS US DeSoto Center
16 May FT. Worth TX US Ft. Worth Convention Center
17 May Bossier City LA US Centurytel Arena
19 May Oklahoma City OK US Ford Center
21 May San Antonio TX US AT&T Center
22 May Corpus Christi TX US American Bank Center
24 May Baton Rouge LA US River Center
25 May Pensacola FL US Pensacola Civic Center
26 May Birmingham AL US Verizon Wireless Music Center
29 May Tampa FL US USF Sundome
31 May Orlando FL US Amway arena
01 Jun Sunrise FL US Bank Atlantic Center
02 Jun Jacksonville FL US Veterans Memorial Coliseum
04 Jun Duluth GA US Gwinnette Center
05 Jun Greenville SC US Bi-Lo Center
07 Jun Richmond VA US Richmond Coliseum
08 Jun Baltimore MD US 1st Mariner Arena
09 Jun Atlantic City NJ US Boardwalk Hotel
13 Jun Winston-Salem NC US Joel Lawrence Coliseum
15 Jun Manchester TN US Bonnaroo Festival
19 Jun Cedar Rapids IA US US Cellular Center
20 Jun Peoria IL US Peoria Civic Center
22 Jun St. Louis MO US Scottrade Arena
26 Jun St. Paul MN US Xcel Center
27 Jun Chicago IL US Sears Center
29 Jun Little Rock AR US Alltell Arena
01 Jul Cincinnati OH US US Bank Arena
03 Jul Detroit MI US DTE Amphitheater
09 Jul Hamilton ON CA Copps Coliseum
10 Jul Montreal QC CA Bell Center
12 Jul Boston MA US Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
13 Jul Portland ME US Cumberland Civic center
14 Jul Albany NY US Times Forum Union
16 Jul Reading PA US Sovereign Center

Filter Magazine's Show Picks For April, May, and June

Filter Magazine

Here is a short list of upcoming shows at the better small venues in the area, courtesy of Filter Magazine:

4/17 The Graduate, The Fold @ Ottobar
4/17 Ratatat, The Books, Despot @ 9:30 Club
4/18-19 TV on the Radio, Noisettes @ 9:30 Club
4/18 Ozomatli @ Sonar
4/19 Richard Swift and the Sons of National Freedom Page France @ Black Cat
4/20 Rodrigo Y Gabriella @ Grosvenor Auditorium
4/21 Hot Chip, Clipse @ 9:30 Club
4/21 Brand New, Kevin Devine, Manchester Orchestra @ Rams Head Live
4/21 Spoon @ Sonar
4/21 Stars of Track & Field, Joseph Arthur and The Lonely Astronauts @ Sonar
4/23 M. Ward, Norah Jones @ DAR Constitution Hall
4/25 Wolfmother @ 9:30 Club
4/26 The Frames @ 9:30 Club
4/29 Constantines @ 9:30 Club
3/29 Deerhunter, Pterodactyl @ Rock and Roll Hotel
4/30 Peter Bjorn and John, Fujiya & Miyagi, Au Revoir Simone @ 9:30 Club

5/4 The Arcade Fire @ DAR Constitution Hall
5/6 Blonde Redhead @ 9:30 Club
5/8 The Clientele, Beach House @ Black Cat
5/8 Young Love, Under the Influence of Giants @ Ottobar
5/9 Kate Havnevik, Air @ 9:30 Club
5/9 Cornelius @ Sonar
5/10 Ben Gibbard, David Bazan @ 9:30 Club
5/11 The Album Leaf @ Rock and Roll Hotel
5/11 The Greyboy Allstars @ Rams Head Live!
5/12 Silversun Pickups v@ WWDC Radio Show
5/12 Illinois, The Kooks @ 9:30 Club
5/12 Dr. Dog @ Rock and Roll Hotel
5/12 Elvis Costello @ Rams Head Live
5/13 Silversun Pickups, Sea Wolf @ Recher Theatre
5/13 LCD Soundsystem @ 9:30 Club
5/14 !!! @ 9:30 Club
5/16 Artic Monkeys, Be Your Own Pet @ 9:30 Club
5/17 Mando Diao, Pop Levi, The Films @ Black Cat
5/18 Elvis Costello @ 9:30 Club
5/20 Andrew Bird @ 9:30 Club
5/20 Pretty Girls Make Graves, Moonrat @ Black Cat
5/21 Stars of Track and Field, Joseph Arthur and The Lonely Astronauts @ 9:30 Club
5/22 The Rosebuds @ Rock and Roll Hotel
5/23 Cursive, Mastodon, Against Me! @ Sonar
5/25 Damien Rice @ DAR Constitution Hall
5/27 Mice Parade @ Rock and Roll Hotel
5/28 Lily Allen @ Sonar
5/29 Keane, Rocco DeLuca & The Burden @ 9:30 Club
5/30 Sage Francis, Buck 65 @ Ottobar
5/31 Sage Francis, Buck 65 @ Rock and Roll Hotel

6/2 Black Rebel Motorcycle Club @ 9:30 Club
6/8 EL-P @ 9:30 Club
6/9 Califone, Bitter Tears @ Rock and Roll Hotel
6/10 Architecture in Helsinki @ 9:30 Club
6/20 The National @ 9:30 Club

Sunday, April 22, 2007

City Paper Brew Fest 2007

City Paper (Baltimore)

. . .was totally awesome! Had a great time out there with good friends. My only suggestion for next year would be live music. But there was lots of good beer (and some terrible ones, too), and the weather could not have been better.

The only downside was the event sold out! Well, maybe not so much a downside, as people were not elbow-to-elbow and the lines were not bad at all. Perfect planning, City Paper! See you next year!

Did anyone else make it out?

Hatebreed Spring 2007 Tour Dates; Pre-Order Hatebreed's Official Fan Club


Hatebreed has plans to launch an official fan club in May. Fans who order tickets to the upcoming tour (see dates below) can join the club for $30, which will get you a signed poster, an exclusive t-shirt, and a meet-and-greet with the band before the show.

And, in what seems to be happening with all my favorite bands right now, except for Tool, they're skipping Baltimore/DC!

Friday 5/18/2007 Water Street Music Hall Rochester, NY
Saturday 5/19/2007 Webster Theatre Hartford, CT
Sunday 5/20/2007 Starland Ballroom Sayreville, NJ
Monday 5/21/2007 Tremont Music Hall Charlotte, NC
Tuesday 5/22/2007 Headliner's Music Hall Columbia, SC
Wednesday 5/23/2007 House of Blues Myrtle Beach, SC
Thursday 5/24/2007 The Masquerade Atlanta, GA
Friday 5/25/2007 Revolution Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Saturday 5/26/2007 House of Blues Orlando, FL
Monday 5/28/2007 Blue Cats Knoxville, TN
Tuesday 5/29/2007 New Daisy Theatre Memphis, TN
Wednesday 5/30/2007 Juanita's Cantina Ballroom Little Rock, AR
Thursday 5/31/2007 Scout Bar Houston, TX
Friday 6/1/2007 Palladium Dallas, TX
Saturday 6/2/2007 White Rabbit San Antonio, TX
Sunday 6/3/2007 Club 101 El Paso, TX
Tuesday 6/5/2007 Cain's Ballroom Tulsa, OK
Wednesday 6/6/2007 Beaumont Kansas City, MO
Thursday 6/7/2007 Sokol Auditorium Omaha, NE
Saturday 6/9/2007 Emerson Theater Indianapolis, IN

Saturday, April 21, 2007

April 28 at Towson University Tigerfest: Dashboard Confessional

Dashboard Confessional - Chris Carrabba

Dashboard Confessional in Towson on April 28! Tigerfest is April 28 at Towson University from 3-8 PM at Burdick Field. Other performers are Diamond J & the Rough, The Apathy Eulogy (Battle of the Bands winner), and One Third Dork.

Non-students can buy tickets for $5 in advance, $10 at the gate.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Meet Pip From Tori Amos' American Doll Posse; Listen To "Teenage Hustling"

American Doll Posse member Pip

We've already met Isabel and Clyde from the American Doll Posse (Tori Amos' American Doll Posse drops May 1). Now, you can meet Pip and read Pip's blog!

Tori says that "Pip represents Athena and swaggers her way through the driving "Teenage Hustling" and duets with Santa on "Body and Soul." Tori says, "Pip, being the warrior that she is, does confront issues and sometimes it’s explosive, but I really love her energy."

Listen to a clip of "Teenage Hustling" featuring Pip, from the album.

And remember, if you pre-order the album from iTunes, you'll receive a code to access pre-sale Ticketmaster tickets for Tori's upcoming tour. When you pre-order the Deluxe Version of the album, you'll also get 2 free video downloads.

Gorillaz To Stop Creating Albums


The best news I've heard all week: Damon Albarn confirms no more Gorillaz albums, saying "there won't be another pop record."

I'm so happy to see the Gorillaz go. Pure shtick, too unbelievably ubiquitous considering the lack of substance in any of their songs. Bye bye!

Source: NME

311 Confirm Summer Tour Dates, But Overlook DC


311 have confirmed a slew of Summer tour dates. Just like with Ozzfest, DC gets overlooked. Is Nissan Pavilion suddenly persona non grata?

6/21/07 Thur Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre
6/23/07 Sat El Paso, TX Club 101
6/24/07 Sun Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theatre
6/26/07 Tues Tulsa, OK Cains Ballroom
6/27/07 Wed Wichita, KS The Cotillion
6/28/07 Thur St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphiteatre
6/29/07 Fri Kansas City, MO Live in Westport Street Block Party
7/01/07 Sun Council Bluffs, IA (Omaha, NE) Westfair Amphitheatre
7/02/07 Mon Little Rock, AR Metroplex
7/04/07 Wed Austin, TX The Backyard
7/05/07 Thur Austin, TX The Backyard
7/06/07 Fri Dallas, TX Smirnoff Music Centre
7/08/07 Sun Houston, TX (Woodlands, TX) The Woodlands Pavillion
7/10/07 Tues Baton Rouge, LA River Center
7/11/07 Wed Birmingham, AL Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7/12/07 Thur Jacksonville, FL Memorial Arena
7/14/07 Sat Memphis, TN Mud Island
7/15/07 Sun Pensacola, FL Civic Center
7/17/07 Tues West Palm, FL Sound Advice Amphitheatre
7/18/07 Wed Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre
7/19/07 Thur Atlanta, GA High Fi Buys Amphitheatre
7/20/07 Fri Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7/22/07 Sun Virginia Beach, VA Virginia Beach Amphitheatre
7/23/07 Mon Wallingford, CT Chevrolet Theatre
7/24/07 Tues Guilford, NH Meadowbrook Arts Center
7/25/07 Wed Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
7/26/07 Thur Wantagh, NY Jones Beach Amphitheatre
7/28/07 Sat Philadelphia, PA Penns Landing
7/29/07 Sun Boston, MA Tweeter Center
7/30/07 Mon Saratoga Springs, NY SPAC
7/31/07 Tues Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Casino Events Center
8/02/07 Thur Columbus, OH Lifestyles Communities Pavillion (formerly Promowest)
8/03/07 Fri Cleveland, OH Tower City Amphitheatre
8/05/07 Sun TBA - - Announced 4/27
8/07/07 Tues Indianapolis, IN The Lawn at White RIver
8/08/07 Wed Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
8/09/07 Thur Detroit, MI DTE Music Theatre
8/11/07 Sat Chicago, IL Charter One Pavillion at Northerly Island
8/12/07 Sun Minneapolis, MN Roy Wilkins Auditorium
8/13/07 Mon Des Moines , IA Val Air Ballroom
8/15/07 Wed Denver, CO (Morrison, CO) Red Rocks Amphitheatre
8/16/07 Thur Salt Lake City, UT Usana Amphitheatre
8/18/07 Sat San Diego, CA (Chula Vista) Coors Amphitheatre
8/19/07 Sun Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
8/21/07 Tues Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theatre
8/22/07 Wed Santa Barbara, CA County Bowl
8/24/07 Fri TBA
8/25/07 Sat Las Vegas, NV Pearl Theare at The Palms Casino
8/26/07 Sun San Francisco, CA Venue TBA
8/28/07 Tues TBA - - -
8/29/07 Wed TBA - - -
8/30/07 Thur - - - -

Remember the Umphrey's McGee Contest. . .ends Sunday!

Remember to enter the Umphrey's McGee contest courtesy of Record & Tape Traders. You can win a signed lithograph from the band, as well as a copy of their new album, The Bottom Half.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

AGT-Approved Shows at Ottobar: Bury Your Dead, KRS-One, and more; Free MP3s


Any Given Tuesday-approved shows coming soon to The Ottobar:

Sunday April 22nd
Bury Your Dead, Suicide Silence, The Burning Season (CD Release)
Stick to your Guns, Since the Flood
and One Step Too Many
Doors at 6pm/ Show at 7pm- ALL AGES

Sunday April 29th:
The Wrens, Squaaks (BALTIMORE) and The Jennifers (BALTIMORE)
Doors at 9pm/ Show at 9:30pm- ALL AGES

Thursday May 3rd:
Hot Rod Circuit, Limbeck, The Forecast
and Remember Daylight
Doors at 7pm/ Show at 8pm- ALL AGES
Free MP3: Limbeck - "Big Drag"

Tuesday May 15th:
Arcane, Brake Fast Records, Cubbie Bear with DJ Addikt
and Shodekeh
Doors at 9pm/ Show at 9:30pm- ALL AGES

Friday May 18th:
Unsane, 400 Blows, Mouth of the Architect and Wooly Mammoth
Doors open at 9pm/ Show at 9:30pm- ALL AGES

Sunday June 3rd:
The Red Chord, Through the Eyes of the Dead
Despised Icon, All Shall Perish, See You Next Tuesday
and Genghis Tron
Doors open at 6pm/ Show at 7pm- ALL AGES
Free MP3: See You Next Tuesday - "Honey, I've Never Had Sex That Wasn't Awkward"

Coming Soon to 9:30 Club and Merriweather Post Pavilion: Deftones, Wilco, more

Merriweather Post Pavilion

Any Given Tuesday-approved shows coming to Merriweather Post Pavilion this summer:

Thursday, June 21:
Wilco and Low
On Sale Friday, April 20 @ 10am

Saturday, June 23:
Manu Chao Radio Bemba Sound System & Thievery Corporation (Washington, DC)
On Sale Friday, April 20 at 10am

9:30 Club

And at 9:30 Club (shhhhh....a couple of these haven't been formally announced):

Saturday 6/2 Black Rebel Motorcycle Club w/ The Horrors

Sunday 6/3 & Monday 6/4 Deftones

Thursday 6/7 The Bravery

Nine Inch Nails Give A Free Secret Live Show In Los Angeles

Trent Reznor

How awesome is this whole Year Zero thing? There is now an alternate reality game taking place, and the group Art Is Resistance (AIR) from the Year Zero websites is taking on a tangible form, thanks to fans. Last night, they were then taken to a warehouse in Los Angeles for a "private resistance meeting" and then escorted via elevator to a stage where Nine Inch Nails performed six songs:

The Beginning of the End
March of the Pigs
We Are in this Together
The Frail

All this before a "SWAT team" busted in and broke up the party. Sick!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Slash Won't Deny Possibility of Guns N' Roses Reunion


Slash has stated he wants Velvet Revolver to stop playing Guns N' Roses (still no Chinese Democracy?) and Stone Temple Pilots songs, and wants the two groups (GNR and Stone Temple Pilots) to get back together, if only "just for the fun of it."

I guess it's up to Axl to give up the ghost on Chinese Democracy, and give peace a chance.

Thanks to Kristen for pointing out this story!

Source: NME

New Video From Bleeding Through Premieres Today

Bleeding Through

Bleeding Through's new video, "Line in the Sand," makes its exclusive debut on Music Choice On Demand today. The video will exclusively broadcast on Music Choice On Demand from April 16 through April 22.

"Line in the Sand" is the third video from Bleeding Through's latest album, The Truth. The video was directed by Dan Dobi (Cannibal Corpse, Paramore).

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Lily Allen Cancels Remainder of US Tour

Lily Allen

Billboard reports that Lily Allen has cancelled the remainder of her US tour, save for dates at Coachella, Bonnaroo, and a Roseland Ballroom (NYC) show on June 12.

According to Lily's MySpace, the tongue-in-cheek reason is that "my mummy and daddy are very rich, and I have never been in a position where I have never actually had to do any hard work before." More likely is the rash of reports of her drunken shows that are far from worth going to.

New Release: The Greyboy Allstars - What Happened To Television?

Check out the newest album from The Greyboy Allstars, What Happened to Television?, out today. The first studio album from the group in ten years, there is a lot of jazz-funk material here that had been waiting years to hatch.

The Greyboy Allstars, produced by DJ Greyboy, blend a host of sounds and influences to make a full-length groove out of TV, from hip-hop to soul, funk to jazz, and even some gospel-style vocals ("How Glad I Am", featuring The Living Sisters fronted by Inara George). It isn't often that you get to hear such diverse artists on an album together, and it actually works.

"Still Waiting" is one of the more uptempo cuts from the album, with a funk guitar groove, horns and keys that are guaranteed to get you in the groove. Try also "Old School Cylons", an instrumental jam that shows off Karl Denson's flute skills.

To get a taste of the GBA sound, listen to "How Glad I Am" and "V Neck Sweater" from the album.

The Greyboy Allstars will be at Rams Head Live! in Baltimore on May 11.

Click the album art to purchase.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Album Review: Coffinberry - God Dam Dogs

Coffinberry - God Dam Dogs

From Lakewood, Ohio, Coffinberry make rock and roll. And it is pretty good rock and roll. It's the kind of rock and roll we would have heard at Lollapalooza's side stage in 1994. Controlled use of effects and feedback in the guitars, and vocals that remind me of Cop Shoot Cop's Tod A., but maybe an octave or so higher. Unlike the band I refer to, which wrote dense songs with thick bass and a heavier bent, Coffinberry writes songs (mostly clocking in at just over two minutes) that have a pop sensibility. "Sonogram" is a good sample, a dissonant guitar tune, abruptly short, but absurdly enjoyable.

The track that opens the album, "Packrat/Survivalist", kicks it off with a power chord riff and introduces an album that is in its entirety rock-radio friendly. "Freeway Ends" is a screamer track with Superchunk guitar and drums and blissfully jagged vocals, reviving a sound that has been long missing from the rock scene.

If you're a fan of short, simple, infectious alternative rock, Coffinberry is what you've been waiting for. The songs are catchy, aggressive, and do away with the overdone masking of using production to hide a lack of musicianship. With God Dam Dogs, Coffinberry has given alt-rock fans honest-to-goodness music with no pretentiousness.

Free MP3 Download: "Freeway Ends"

God Dam Dogs is available from Morphius Records.

Friday, April 13, 2007

SEN Baltimore

SEN Baltimore

For those of you who have been reading for a while, you might be interested to know that my review of Thrushes' Sun Come Undone was just republished at SEN Baltimore Magazine. SEN (pronounced "scene") is a graphics-intensive guide to Baltimore nightlife that just recently published its second print issue (which you can pick up free at various locations around town).

Check out SEN, and look for more from me on the site in the future!

Accepting Submissions For Metal Monday

Any Given Tuesday loves metal. That being the case, I am trying to start an ongoing feature that I'm going to call "Metal Monday". Not terribly creative, absurdly obvious, yes. But it's metal.

If you are a metal band, and want to be profiled as a part of the feature, contact me using the info on the right of the screen. The concept is to post a photo, a bio, an MP3, and maybe some show dates if that is available. Interviews are always a possibility, and so on.

Also, I'd like to do other types of profiles in different types of music, including electronic, hip-hop, folk, bluegrass, you name it. Ideally, a day of the week could be dedicated to various types of performer. I'm open to ideas.

Podcasting. Roughly toying with that idea. If your band wants to pop in for an interview on a lo-fi setup that folks can download and listen to, that might be an option.

Any other ideas for features to do on the site? What do you want to see more/less of?

Win A Signed Lithograph And The New Album From Umphrey's McGee, Courtesy of Record and Tape Traders!

Umphrey's McGee

Last week, Any Given Tuesday reviewed the latest album from Umphrey's McGee, The Bottom Half.

Record & Tape Traders

Record and Tape Traders has offered up a contest for the loyal readers of Any Given Tuesday: an autographed lithograph of the last Umphrey's McGee album, Safety In Numbers, where most of the Bottom Half material came from. And to sweeten the deal, R&TT is throwing in a copy of The Bottom Half, to boot!

To enter, either email me or leave a comment with your first name and email address, so that Record and Tape Traders can contact the winner. And, be near a Record and Tape Traders store, so that you can drive to pick up your prize! R&TT has locations in Annapolis, Towson, Catonsville, Westminster, Glen Burnie, Bel Air, Owings Mills, Charles Village, Dundalk, Frederick, and my old stomping grounds, Rehoboth Beach, DE!

Entries will be considered valid until 11:59 PM on Sunday, 4/22. A winner will be announced soon thereafter.

This being Any Given Tuesday's first proper contest, be a sport and enter. Don't embarrass us and decline your shot at something cool for free!

Dashboard Confessional at the Brick Awards

Dashboard Confessional - Chris Carraba

Can anyone please tell me why Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional cut off his perfectly coiffed hair? Kristen and I are very distraught about this new development.

That aside, I wasn't terribly impressed with the performance of "Stolen". Or Chris's hair. Or the girl with the violin. She has always driven me nuts. An all-around let-down.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Meet Isabel From Tori Amos' American Doll Posse, Stream "Yo George" From The Album

Tori Amos - American Doll Posse - Isabel

On Tuesday, we introduced Clyde from the American Doll Posse. Today, meet Isabel, and listen to "Yo George" from the forthcoming Tori Amos album, American Doll Posse. If you want to get further acquainted with Isabel, check out her blog.

When you pre-order Tori's new album from iTunes, you'll get the single "Big Wheel" immediately and the bonus track "Miracle" when the album is released on May 1. After May 1, you'll receive a code to access pre-sale Ticketmaster tickets for Tori's upcoming tour. When you pre-order the Deluxe Version of the album, you'll also get 2 free video downloads.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Lollapalooza Lineup Leaked A Day Early


Lollapalooza's lineup leaked today.

Pearl Jam
Daft Punk
Ben Harper
Iggy & The Stooges
Modest Mouse
My Morning Jacket
Satellite Party
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Snow Patrol
The Roots
Patti Smith
Kings Of Leon
The Black Keys
Regina Spektor
Lupe Fiasco
TV On The Radio
Pete Yorn
G. Love
Paolo Nutini
Amy Winehouse
LCD Soundsystem
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Femi Kuti
Yo La Tengo
Hold Steady
Jack's Mannequin
Stephen Marley
Slightly Stoopid
Blonde Redhead
Sean Lennon
Blue October
Son Volt
Motion City Soundtrack
The Polyphonic Spree
Peter Bjorn & John
Silversun Pickups
Cansei De Ser Sexy
The Rapture
The Wailers
Roky Erickson
Tapes 'N Tapes
Heartless Bastards
The View
The Cribs
The Fratellis
Ghostland Observatory
Tokyo Police Club
Cold War Kids
Electric Six
Jim Noir
Elvis Perkins
Sam Roberts
Black Angels
Charlie Musselwhite
Juliette & The Licks
Viva Voce
David Vandervelde
Los Campesinos!
Chin Up Chin Up
Ryan Shaw
Colour Revolt
Satin Peaches
Mickey Avalon
The 1900s
Bang Bang Bang
Bound Stems
High Class Elite
Carey Ott
Matt Roan

The Perfect Poor Album Release Party April 14 at Fletcher's

The Perfect Poor

Congratulations to Baltimore southern rockers The Perfect Poor on the release of their new album, which, from what I've listened to, is kind of like Conway Twitty changed his sound and went metal. They are hosting a CD release party at Fletcher's on Saturday April 14 at 9PM, along with Junkrod Joe and the Cadillac Hearse, The Cheaters, and "special guests". Tickets are $7, but $10 will get you a ticket AND the CD.

Starscape Festival 2007 in Baltimore: Disco Biscuits, Brazilian Girls, RJD2, and more

Starscape Festival

On June 9, head to Fort Armistead Park here in Baltimore, MD for the Starscape Festival. The show runs from 2PM - 6AM with four areas of music, featuring:

The Disco Biscuits
Brazilian Girls
Brothers Past
Richard Humpty Vission
Christopher Lawrence
Bassbin Twin
Scott Henry
Proxxy & Lantern
DJ Sun
Joe Kopasek
Justin Peak
Mark G
DJ Craze with MC Armanni
Ed Rush & Optical
The Beatnuts
Adam F
Evol Intent
Reid Speed
Roc Raida
Robot Death Squad
Rev E
The Cannon Boys
Akshun Jackson
Bobby Jae
The Pietasters
Big In Japan
All Mighty Senators
Opposable Thumbs
Late Night Breakfast
Sonic Soul & Innasound Collective
Lovegrove & Adam Auburn
Chris Bulla
Ed Ridgely
DJ Sun
Cool DJ Willie
J Gray

Tickets are on sale now, and cost $45 in advance.

Doom Or Be Doomed Festival

Sidebar Tavern

Running all weekend, from Friday 4/13 to Sunday 4/15 at Sidebar Tavern: the Doom or Be Doomed Festival.

Calling itself "the first ever Baltimore, Maryland doom metal and heavy rock festival", which I guess is OK since the Maryland Death Fest is more death metal, the show will feature over 20 bands, an outside merch/vendor and drinking area.

REVELATION (reunion playing two nights and covering material from the Salvations's Answer and Never Comes Silence albums with the original line ups that recorded them.)
PENANCE (Reunion)

Plus Many More

Friday night is already sold out, but there are tickets available at the door (in very limited quantities) for Saturday and Sunday. Put up those horns, and tell them Any Given Tuesday sent you!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Live Earth Reveals Performers for USA and UK; Tickets On Sale April 16

Live Earth

Al Gore has made it clear he won't let Washington keep him down. Organizers today announced sixteen of the headliners who will perform at the U.S. leg of the 7-continent, 24-hour Live Earth concerts on 7/7/07. The concert will be held at Giants Stadium in New Jersey, according to Live Earth Founder and Executive Producer Kevin Wall. Tickets for the show go on sale Monday, April 16 at 10 a.m. EDT. All proceeds will go to The Alliance for Climate Protection and other international NGOs (non-governmental organizations).

“We hope the energy created by Live Earth will jump start a massive public education effort,” Live Earth Co-Chair Vice President Al Gore said. “Live Earth will help us reach a tipping point that’s needed to move corporations and governments to take decisive action to solve the climate crisis.”

The U.S. show will feature live on stage:
Alicia Keys
Bon Jovi
Dave Matthews Band
Fall Out Boy (if they settle their differences in time...)
John Mayer
Kanye West ("George Bush hates the planet")

Kelly Clarkson
KT Tunstall
Melissa Etheridge
Roger Waters
Smashing Pumpkins
The Police

Are the Pumpkins and the Police just playing every possible show they can get their hands on?

The following artists will perform at the London leg of Live Earth at Wembley Stadium:

Beastie Boys
Black Eyed Peas
Bloc Party
Corinne Bailey Rae
Damien Rice (without Lisa Hannigan, of course)
David Gray
Duran Duran
Foo Fighters
James Blunt
John Legend
Paolo Nutine
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Snow Patrol

New Releases: Client, Laura Veirs

Client releases the follow-up to 2004's City today. The album is called Heartland.


Lights Go Out
It's Not Over
Zerox Machine
Some One To Hurt
6 In The Morning
Where's The Rock And Roll
Monkey On My Back
Get Your Man
Heartland Reprise

Also out today, Saltbreakers from Laura Veirs, following up the acclaimed Year of Meteors.

Pink Light
Ocean Night Song
Don't Lose Yourself
Drink Deep
Wandering Kind
To the Country
Cast a Hook in Me
Phantom Mountain
Blak Butterfly

Check out some upcoming Laura Veirs tour dates.

Click the album art to buy.

"Clyde", nee Tori Amos, of the American Doll Posse; Stream "Bouncing Off Clouds" From The Album

Tori Amos - American Doll Posse

We all anxiously await American Doll Posse, the new album from Tori Amos due May 1. While you so anxiously wait, listen to "Bouncing Off Clouds, performed by Clyde, one of the members of Tori's American Doll Posse. (If you're confused about the whole Doll Posse thing, read AGT's coverage of Tori's announcement of the Doll Posse)

And while you're at it, read Clyde's blog. According to Tori's email introducing Clyde and providing the link to her blog, "Clyde, who draws from Persephone, wears her emotional wounds on her sleeve, but remains idealistic. She is looking at the effects of not being a whole person. She is trying to figure out what she believes in and she is dealing with having been disappointed in her life."

Artscape 2007 Bands Announced (Partially)

Artscape Baltimore

Artscape is always an exciting event for music in Baltimore, and 2007 will be no exception:

Friday, July 20 – Festival Stage

5:30pm The Bridge
7pm Martin Sexton
8:30pm Los Lonely Boys

Sunday, July 22 – Main Stage

4:30pm Ryan Shaw
6pm Burning Spear

More bands TBA.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Want to go to Ozzfest 2007? Here's how to get free tickets

Ozzfest 2007 Free

The premier summer metal festival, Ozzfest, is going to be free. We know that. And now, we know how to get the tickets. Ozzfest sponsors will be giving ticket codes on their websites beginning May 12. Those sponsors are Live Nation, Monster Energy Drink, Jagermeister and FYE. Starting June 12, those codes can be redeemed either at the sponsor site or at for two downloadable tickets. There is a two ticket limit per customer.

Confirmed players for Ozzfest: Ozzy, Lamb of God, Hatebreed, Lordi, Behemoth, Mondo Generator, Nile, Ankla, Circus Diablo, The Showdown, 3 Inches of Blood, Daath, Chthonic and In This Moment. Check the Ozzfest dates to see if the show is coming to your neck of the woods.

James Iha, D'Arcy Out On Smashing Pumpkins Reunion

Smashing Pumpkins

James Iha has denied any involvement with the Smashing Pumpkins reunion, telling Rolling Stone, “No, I’m not part of the current Smashing Pumpkins album or tour, I haven’t spoken to Billy in years."

I am not at all surprised that Iha won't be participating, but who will be taking his place? And can the band be as good without their axe man? What do you think? Let me know who you think should play guitar in Iha's place, and whether anyone can do it as well.

Oh, and no D'Arcy on bass, or at least that's what's been alluded to. Auf der Maur has said she'd be more than happy to help out.