Dan Deacon Cancels Tour Due to Back Problems

According to Pitchfork, Dan Deacon has canceled the remainder of his tour after having been hospitalized with acute sciatica. The tour was originally scheduled to run through next Wednesday, ending at Baltimore's Ottobar.

TMT wishes him a speedy recovery!

Canceled dates:

11.13.09 - Troy, NY - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
11.14.09 - Worcester, MA - Clark University
11.15.09 - Ithaca, NY - Ithaca College
11.16.09 - Purchase, NY - SUNY Purchase
11.18.09 - Baltimore, MD - The Ottobar

Holy Hip-Hop: KRS-One’s Philosophical Take on the “Kulture” Now Available in Book Form

Lawrence K. Parker, more readily known as KRS-One, finally saw the release of his book The Gospel of Hip Hop: First
Instrument
this week. Originally slated for release
earlier this year, First Instrument is the first release from the
publishing firm I Am Hip Hop, an imprint of powerHouse Books. The Gospel of Hip Hop, set up in the format of a holy book, is described by the publisher as being “...a spiritual manual for citizens of Hip Hop Kulture that combines classic philosophy with faith and practical knowledge, for a fascinating, in-depth exploration of Hip Hop as a life path.”

Very few artists could pull off such a publication and still demand to
be taken seriously. KRS-One, founder of the legendary Boogie Down Productions and the Stop the Violence Movement, manages to not seem overly hokey in his philosophical treatise on hip-hop culture. The book also seems to serve as an introduction to a series of other projects that KRS-One is taking very seriously, one of these being the launch of The Temple of Hip Hop. As the subtitle of the book
suggests, it's only the first instrument, suggesting follow-up
titles, possibly written by other hip-hop gurus. Time will tell if the ideas
presented take hold with the members of the culture to whom Lawrence
is preaching.

The 818-page hardcover edition can be ordered directly
from the publisher here.

Fish and Chips Are Delicious and Hot Chip Are Releasing a New LP, As Well As Touring

Fish and chips, man! So British, so delicious! Hot Chip, man! Also British, though not necessarily delicious! Maybe they are, I wouldn’t know. Delicious or not, they do seem to have a knack for releasing a new LP of rather nice dance-rock every two years. And so it will be once again, as the group has announced that One Life Stand, their fourth LP, will be released on February 8 via Parlophone. The record will follow up 2008’s Made in the Dark (TMT Review), which in turn followed up 2006’s The Warning, which in turn followed up 2004’s Coming on Strong. See what I mean about them releasing a new LP every two years? Always on time, these guys.

Hot Chip will embark on a tour directly following the new record’s release, though if you want to see them and you don’t live in the U.K., you’re pretty much out of luck, buddy. At least for now. Buck up, I’m sure they’ll announce some dates wherever you live soon. As for me, thinking about fish and chips has made me hungry. I’m going to embark on a tour of dinner

02.12.10 - Glasgow, Scotland - Academy
02.13.10 - Edinburgh, Scotland - Picture House
02.15.10 - Nottingham, England - Rock City
02.16.10 - Leeds, England - Academy
02.18.10 - Newcastle, England - O2 Academy
02.19.10 - Manchester, England - Academy
02.20.10 - Birmingham, England - O2 Academy
02.22.10 - Bournemouth, England - O2 Academy
02.23.10 - Bristol, England - O2 Academy
02.24.10 - Norwich, England - O2 Academy
02.26.10 - London, England - O2 Brixton Academy
02.27.10 - London, England - O2 Brixton Academy

Girls to Tour Again, Will Hopefully Reenact Scenes from “Lust for Life” Video

While Girls' "Lust for Life" gets churned through your local airwaves or news of its SCANDALOUS! naked music video gets 1,000,000+ hits on YouTube from horny college kids, the band has been touring nonstop since the release of their debut album so that everyone may know what it means to be infectious. And while everyone's wishing they had a pizza and a bottle of wine, Girls are merrily strolling along, booking tourdate after tourdate, and possibly stripping and grabbing each other's genitalia while Bowie or Iggy blares in the background.

Hear that? Matador's newest prized pig Girls are gearing up for yet another tour, which is practically sitting on their current tour's lap. But they probably meant it to happen that way. Tourdates are below

01.25.10 - Costa Mesa, CA - Detroit Bar
01.26.10 - Tucson, AZ - Club Congress
01.27.10 - Albuquerque, NM - The Launchpad
01.29.10 - Austin, TX - The Parish *
01.30.10 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues *
01.31.10 - Houston, TX - Walter's on Washington *
02.02.10 - New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks *
02.04.10 - Birmingham, AL - Bottletree *
02.05.10 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl *
02.06.10 - Nashville, TN - Exit/In *
02.07.10 - St. Louis, MO - The Gargoyle *
02.08.10 - Columbia, MO - The Blue Note *
02.10.10 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater *
02.12.10 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge *
02.14.10 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall *

* Magic Kids

St. Vincent Teams Up with Twilight Tweens for Upcoming Winter Tour

To promote her new song with Bon Iver on the Twilight: New Moon soundtrack, St. Vincent has decided to bring the kids from Twilight on the road with her next year. Unfortunately, they’re too busy making headlines with their hand-holding to actually accompany her, so cardboard cut-outs of Robert Pattinson will have to do instead.

The St. Vincent Saga: New Tour:
01.29.10 - New York, NY - Lincoln Center’s Allen Room (American Songbook Series)
02.03.10 - Victoria, BC - Element
02.04.10 - Vancouver, BC - Venue
02.05.10 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
02.06.10 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge (2 shows, 6 + 10 PM)
02.08.10 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
02.09.10 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theater
02.10.10 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up Tavern
02.11.10 - Phoenix, AZ - Rhythm Room
02.13.10 - Denver, CO - The Bluebird Theater
02.15.10 - Lawrence, KS - Bottleneck
02.16.10 - Iowa City, IA - The Industry
02.17.10 - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall
02.18.10 - Chicago, IL - Metro
02.19.10 - Pontiac, MI - The Pike Room at The Crofoot
02.20.10 - Columbus, OH - Outland on Liberty
02.21.10 - Pittsburgh, PA - Diesel Club
02.23.10 - Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theater
02.24.10 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
02.25.10 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church - Sanctuary

& Wildbirds & Peacedrums

Help Kids with Cancer AND Watch Some Cool Music: Pablove Benefit Show with Band of Horses, Tom Morello, BRMC, and More

I know what you’re thinking: cancer sucks. It does. And I know that you’re also thinking that kids with cancer sucks even more. Which it does. But you’re not quite sure what to do to help, right? I know, I know, you really want to lend a hand but you have that awesome concert you have to go to on Saturday. Well, how about you go to an awesome show on Saturday and help out kids with cancer? Yeah, you can do that!

The Pablove Foundation, which works to improve the lives of children dealing with cancer by funding pediatric cancer research, helping families without health insurance, and improving hospital playrooms, is throwing a benefit concert on November 21 at Avalon in Los Angeles, CA. The bill includes Band of Horses, Tom Morello, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Shirley Manson of Garbage, Tom Gabel of Against Me!, Sea Wolf, Butch Walker, Jarrod Gorbel of Honorary Title, Songs for Kids, and more!

Tickets are available through Ticketmaster and a portion of your ticket purchase directly benefits the various programs that the charity performs and maintains. Just say no to kids with cancer!