Dan Deacon-organized Whartscape gets Lightning Bolt, No Age, Oneohtrix Point Never, every other awesome act ever

Dan Deacon-organized Whartscape gets Lightning Bolt, No Age, Oneohtrix Point Never, every other awesome act ever http://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/news-10-05-whartscape.jpg

For the past five years, Baltimore’s Wham City has put together Whartscape, an annual arts and music festival featuring plenty of Baltimore’s best acts, along with some great out-of-towners. The fest typically runs simultaneously with the citywide Artscape fest, but this year Whartscape runs July 22-25, a week after Artscape. What will remain the same is the fest’s typically awesome lineup.

From the Baltimore side of things, Whartscape features festival organizer Dan Deacon with his Dan Deacon Ensemble, Ponytail, Double Dagger, Future Islands, Video Hippos, Adventure, and Lower Dens. The lineup of touring bands is similarly killer, boasting TMT favorites like Xiu Xiu, Lightning Bolt, Oneohtrix Point Never, Burning Star Core, Social Junk, No Age, HEALTH, Arab on Radar, and Animal Collective’s Deakin. Basically, if you like things that are noisy and fun, this is where you want to be this summer.

For the full lineup, head over to the Wham City website. Tickets will be available on June 15 via Wham City’s site and the True Vine Record Shop in Baltimore.

• Whartscape: http://www.whamcity.com

Zs, Child Abuse, Weasel Walter play benefit for those affected by oil spill disaster

01. Do you like challenging, avant-garde rock’n’roll?
02. How about benefits?
03. Oil spills?
04. Fun?

If you answered “Yes, yes, no, yes,” well, then have I got an event for you. (Fact: “no” is the ONLY answer for #3.) Solid PR has booked a last-minute benefit for the Greater New Orleans Foundation to assist the victims of the oil spill disaster. Performers include freaky/no wave/drone band Zs (whose New Slaves made our Eureka! list), Lovepump United artists Child Abuse, industrial/noise pioneers Controlled Bleeding, no-wave hero Weasel Walter’s Cellular Chaos, and DJ 1000TimesYes (a.k.a. Chris Weingarten, formerly of Parts and Labour) this Wednesday June 2 at Brooklyn’s Shea Stadium.

The oil slick is said to be the size of a small country. Ick. Hats off to Solid PR and their partner Arthur Magazine for providing music fans with a fun way to do something good for our friends in NOLA, both pelican and human alike

06.02.10 - Brooklyn, NY - Shea Stadium

• Solid PR: http://www.solidpr.com
• Greater New Orleans Foundation: http://www.gnof.org
• Arthur Magazine: http://www.arthurmag.com

Mountain Goats go on tour, providing John Darnielle a quick respite from penning tales of mankind’s misery

I don’t know a whole lot of official information on The Mountain Goats’ plans for the near future, but I’d wager it involves recorded tales of human misery. The subjects of alcoholism, drug use, religion, and black metal will likely be involved. But I do know one thing about The Mountain Goats’ plans for the near future: they’re going on tour starting this weekend. But don’t worry, the tour ends mid-June, giving John Darnielle plenty of time to record more heartbreak and sadness.

Mountain Goats tourdates:

05.30.10 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir
05.31.10 - George, WA - Sasquatch
06.01.10 - Victoria, BC - Element
06.02.10 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre
06.04.10 - Boise, ID - Neurolux
06.05.10 - Missoula, MT - The Palace
06.07.10 - Calgary, AB - MacEwan Hall *
06.08.10 - Edmonton, AB - Edmonton Events Center *
06.09.10 - Saskatoon, SK - The Odeon Events Center *
06.10.10 - Winnipeg, MB - Garrick Centre *
06.12.10 - Iowa City, IA - The Blue Moose Tap House
06.13.10 - Omaha, NE - Slowdown
06.15.10 - Englewood, CA - Gothic Theatre
06.16.10 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
09.08.10 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club Leeds
09.09.10 - London, UK - Koko
09.10.10 - Dorset, UK - End the Road Festival
10.08.10 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits

* The New Pornographers

• The Mountain Goats: http://www.mountain-goats.com

Small Black announce shows with Washed Out and Beach Fossils — don’tsaychillwave don’tsaychillwave

How does a band tour and garner the success that Small Black has with just two 7-inches and an EP? I was skeptical myself the first time I saw them live with Washed Out (way back in early 2010), but those half-dozen songs went far along with their badass (=extremely chill) collaboration with Ernest Greene. And sure, I guess in these days you don’t have to have three (or even one) albums listed on discogs.com to be popular. We’ll spare you that annoying enumeration of similar band stories.

Small Black and Washed Out made the rounds just a little while ago, but now they’re playing some shows and festivals around Europe before parting ways in Paris (FYI: Washed Out are on Villette Sonique’s lineup June 6, joining Fuck Buttons, King Midas Sound, Thee Oh Sees, and a couple more; Small Black are playing June 7 with — well, you can read). Starting in July, Small Black are back in the US and touring with Beach Fossils, whose dreamy debut just came out on Captured Tracks.

Along with the tour, Small Black have announced the release of a new video (watch it at the Chocolate Grinder) for “Bad Lover.” Shop-class carpentry, sawdust and sparks, and a few homemade masks of varying levels of creepiness — what could be finer?

05.28.10 - Glasgow, Scotland - Stereo ^%
05.29.10 - Bristol, England - Dot to Dot Festival
05.30.10 - Nottingham, England - Dot to Dot Festival
06.01.10 - London, England - Cargo ^
06.02.10 - Brighton, England - Freebutt ^
06.03.10 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Trouw ^
06.04.10 - Hamburg, Germany - Indra ^
06.05.10 - Gent, Belgium - Charlatan ^
06.07.10 - Paris, France - Point Ephémère !
07.08.10 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop *
07.09.10 - Bloomington, IN - The Bishop *
07.10.10 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle *
07.11.10 - Chicago, IL - West Fest
07.13.10 - Rochester, NY - Bug Jar *
07.14.10 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge

^ Washed Out
% Dam Mantle
! Scout Niblet
* Beach Fossils

• Small Black: http://www.myspace.com/smallblacksounds
• Jagjaguwar: http://www.jagjaguwar.com

Middle-aged men in Grinderman announce new album and European tour, finally talk openly with their doctors about their erectile dysfunction

Everyone’s favorite raving lunatic Nick Cave is back! Cave’s career-jolting, psycho-sex beatnik blues project Grinderman will release their new studio album of pyscho-sex beatnik blues, Grinderman 2 via pyscho-sex beatnik blues label Mute on September 13 in beatnik-blusey Europe (and via psycho-sex beatnik blues label ANTI- on September 14 in the pyscho-sexy United States)

Grinderman 2 was recorded in 2009 at London’s RAK, State of The Ark, and Assault and Battery studios. It was co-produced by Grinderman and Nick Launay and mixed by Launay at London’s British Grove in August 2009 and LA’s Seedy Underbelly in April 2010. There’s also a pretty, um, ferocious teaser video for the album playing now at the band’s website. And to celebrate their triumphant return to the throne of The Kingdom of Old Dudes Who Still Write Seriously Fucked-up and Cool Rock Records, Cave and co. are going on a 20-date European bender starting September 25 (which gives them each plenty of lead time to talk to their doctors about their overactive bladders).

09.25.10 - Nottingham, UK - Rock City
09.27.10 - Leeds, UK - University
09.28.10 - Glasgow, UK - Barrowlands
09.29.10 - Manchester, UK - Academy
10.01.10 - London, UK - Hammersmith Apollo
10.04.10 - Lausanne, Switzerland - Les Docks
10.05.10 - Zurich, Switzerland - Volkshaus
10.06.10 - Milan, Italy - Live
10.07.10 - Rome, Italy - Atlantico
10.10.10 - Vienna, Austria - Gasometer
10.11.10 - Munich, Germany - Muffaalle
10.13.10 - Leipzig, Germany - Haus Auensee
10.14.10 - Berlin, Germany - Columbiahalle
10.15.10 - Cologne, Germany - E-Werk
10.17.10 - Brussels, Belgium - Ancienne Belgique
10.20.10 - Utrecht, Netherlands - MCV
10.21.10 - Hamburg, Germany - Docks
10.23.10 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Falkoner Theatre
10.24.10 - Randers, Denmark - Power Station
10.26.10 - Paris, France - Cite de La Music

• Grinderman: http://www.grinderman.com
• Mute: http://www.mute.com
• Anti-: http://www.anti.com

Interpol cancel the majority of first herpes-free tour

According to Interpol:

Unfortunately, due to the postponement of the upcoming U2 US dates, Interpol has had to rework its summer tour schedule.

With the exception of four shows, we have had to cancel our announced dates. Shows in Rochester, Buffalo, Pittsburgh, and Allentown will be happening. The rest of the shows will be rescheduled. If you have purchased tickets for a cancelled date, please contact the “point of purchase” and get a full refund.

We lament the change in plans, apologize for the inconvenience, and assure you that we’ll do you right - when the time is right and the light is nice.

According to Interpol’s #1 fan:

Aw, fuck man, FUCK! This fucking suuuucks. Where can I complain about this? I already bought my tickets, man! I was so excited for this tour. Okay, okay, I do feel bad for Bono (TMT News), but I’m Interpol’s #1 fan — I listen to Unknown Pleasures like every single day! JUST KIDDING JUST KIDDING JUST KIDDING. I listen to it, like, every other day…

Canceled dates:

06.27.10 - Minneapolis, MN - TCF Bank Stadium #
06.28.10 - Des Moines, IA - People’s Court $
06.30.10 - East Lansing, MI - Spartan Stadium #
07.01.10 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogart’s $
07.02.10 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues $
07.03.10 - Toronto, Ontario - Rogers Centre #
07.05.10 - Columbia, MO - Blue Note $
07.06.10 - Chicago, IL - Soldier Field #
07.08.10 - Athens, GA - 40 Watt Club $
07.09.10 - Miami, FL - Land Shark Stadium #
07.10.10 - Charleston, SC - The Music Farm $
07.12.10 - Philadelphia, PA - Lincoln Financial Field #
07.14.10 - Baltimore, MD - Ram’s Head Live $
07.16.10 - Montreal, Quebec - Montreal Hippodrome #
07.19.10 - New York, NY - New Meadowlands Stadium #
07.20.10 - Providence, RI - Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel $
07.21.10 - New Haven, CT - Toad’s Place $
07.23.10 - Clifton Park, NY - Northern Lights $
07.24.10 - Lancaster, PA - Chameleon $

Remaining dates:

06.21.10 - Rochester, NY - Water Street Music Hall $
06.22.10 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom $
06.23.10 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Small’s Theatre $
06.25.10 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock Cafe $
09.18.10 - Paris, France - Stade De France #
09.22.10 - Brussels, Belgium - Stade Roi Boudoin #
09.26.10 - San Sebastian, Spain - Anoeta Stadium #
09.29.10 - Seville, Spain - Olympic Stadium #
10.02.10 - Coimbra, Portugal - Estadio Cidade Coimbra #
10.08.10 - Rome, Italy - Olympic Stadium #

$ Twin Tigers
# U2

I actually like Interpol FYI.

• Interpol: http://www.interpolnyc.com
• U2: http://www.u2.com