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Susannah Melvoin and St. Paul of fDeluxe
Funkateers! If you live in New York, Minneapolis or Chicago, you are in luck. One of the funkiest bands of the 80s (and still going strong), fDeluxe, have announced 3 shows in August 2013:
August 21, 2013 at City Winery in New York
August 22, 2013 at City Winery in Chicago
August 23, 2013 at Dakota in Minneapolis
If you don’t know the music of fDeluxe, let me tell you a few things: their saxophone player Eric Leeds is arguably the best sax man alive and is responsible for so many of the funkiest moments on Prince’s late 80s output; 20 years later, the band is still incredibly funky; there’s a 99% chance you’ll hear “The Screams of Passion” and “Mutiny” performed live, which are two of the hidden gems of the 80s and if that’s not enough, they sang the original version of the classic song “Nothing Compares 2 U,” for crying out loud!
GO SEE THEM! You will not regret it.
Pass it on!
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Neil Tennant of Pet Shop Boys
Making this one of the best music news days in years for me (Fleetwood Mac also released an EP today), Pet Shop Boys have announced the details of their new album “Electric,” as well as US tour dates.
The Electric Tour hits America:
9/12 Miami Beach, FL – The Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason Theatre
9/13 St. Petersburg, FL – Mahaffey Theatre
9/14 Atlanta, GA – Symphony Hall
9/16 New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
9/17 New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
9/19 Bethesda, MD – Music Centre at Strathmore
9/21 Boston, MA – House of Blues
9/22 Philadelphia, PA – Mann Centre for the Performing Arts
9/24 Montreal, QC – Olympia Theatre
9/25 Toronto, ON – Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
9/27 Windsor, ON – Caesars Windsor – The Colosseum
9/28 Chicago, IL – Auditorium Theatre
10/2 Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
10/3 Vancouver, BC – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
10/4 Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
10/5 Oakland, CA – Fox Theatre
10/8 San Diego, CA – Copley Symphony Hall
10/11 Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – The Joint
10/12 Los Angeles, CA – Shrine Auditorium
Tickets are on sale to the general public on May 3, 2013.
The tracklist of “Electric,” which will be released July 15, 2013 is:
‘Love Is A Bourgeois Construct’
‘Inside A Dream’
‘The Last To Die’
‘Shouting In The Evening’
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Atoms For Peace Billboard in Los Angeles
Thom Yorke of Radiohead’s solo project Atoms For Peace have announced a brief European, US and Japanese tour. The dates (via every website on the internet) are:
07-06 Paris, France – Zenith
07-09 Antwerp, Belgium – Lotto Arena
07-10 Munich, Germany – Zenith
07-12 Trenčín, Slovakia – Pohoda Festival
07-13 Novi Sad, Serbia – Exit Festival
07-16 Rome, Italy – Rock in Roma @ Ippodromo delle Capannelle
07-17 Milan, Italy – City Sound Festival @ Ippodromo del Galoppo
07-21 Ferropolis, Germany – Melt Festival
07-24 London, England – Roundhouse
07-25 London, England – Roundhouse
07-26 London, England – Roundhouse
09-24 Philadelphia, PA – Liacouras Center
09-27 New York City, NY – Barclays Center
09-30 Fairfax, VA – Barclay Center
10-02 Chicago, IL – UIC Pavilion
10-16 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
10-17 Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl
11-18 Osaka, Japan – Zepp Namba
11-19 Osaka, Japan – Zepp Namba
11-21 Tokyo, Japan – Shinkiba Studio Coast
11-22 Tokyo, Japan – Shinkiba Studio Coast
11-23 Tokyo, Japan – Shinkiba Studio Coast
Tickets go on sale via Ticketbastards on March 23, 2013 at Noon.
Photo courtesy of Portugal. The Man
“Evil Friends” by Portugal. The Man coming June 4, 2013
Great news! Portugal. The Man have a new album on the way. The record will be called “Evil Friends” and is coming out June 4, 2013. The record will be produced by Danger Mouse and the video for the title track can be seen on Portugal. The Man’s official site.
The tracklist is:
- Plastic Soldiers
- Creep In A T-Shirt
- Evil Friends
- Modern Jesus
- Hip Hop Kids
- Atomic Man
- Sea of Air
- Holy Roller (Hallelujah)
- Someday Believers
- Purple Yellow Red and Blue