Dan Deacon presents whacked-out film at Incubate Festival

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In September, Dan Deacon will be making the quantum leap from sound wizard/frontiersman/crowd dictator/spazoid/manipulator to an entirely new medium of spastic freakishness. Instead of controlling your bodily and aural functions, he will instead be attempting to manipulate your perception of, you know, visual shit. Yep, prior to the Incubate Festival, which will take place September 12-19, Deacon will be making things happen with main man Jimmy Joe Roche by shooting a film in a farm outside of festival local Tilburg, Netherlands.

According to PR peeples, the film is conceptualized around “explorations of culture and the body — and the ways that dreams can inspire and torture us — dreams weaving fluidly in and out of reality.” Wow. After viewing this thing, chances are Deacon will be the one doing the torturing… of dreams, that is. The shooting involves a large cast of members that stage a series of what Roche and Deacon refer to as “happenings,” with spoken word in both Dutch and English and a supposed abundance of improv motion(?). This whole mess will be screening prior to Deacon’s live performance at the festival. It’s sure to be a doozy.

Before then, don’t forget to get your tickets to Whartscape (TMT News)!

• Dan Deacon: http://www.myspace.com/dandeacon

Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson to bring Music For Dogs to Sydney Opera House, later to bring Hotel For Dogs to their own house.

In what many are calling “the biggest dick move since Metal Machine Music,” Lou Reed and wife/partner Laurie Anderson will bring a concert for dogs to the otherwise famously dog-free Sydney Opera House. Part of Vivid Live, a festival Reed and Anderson are curating this year, the concert will consist of extremely high frequencies that dogs have been proven to enjoy, or at least notice. According to Anderson, “You can just about hear [the music] sometimes.”

Music For Dogs was allegedly inspired by the couple’s rat terrier, who “…likes things with a lot of smoothness but with beats in them. Things with voices and lots of complicated high-end stuff. Chk-chk-chk-chk-chk…that kind of stuff.” In short, their dog likes Daft Punk. Well, fuck you, dog. I liked Daft Punk first, and I can understand the lyrics. Daft Punk’s lyrics don’t matter? Fine. I can see color. Suck on that, dog.

The June 5 concert will be presented at the northern boardwalk of the Opera House. Dogs are literally welcome to attend. They are even encouraged by Anderson to start “a little mosh pit if they feel like it,” an idea that seemed a lot less cute when Michael Vick encouraged it. The dog music/human intermission will last 20 minutes, which is stupid, because dogs have no capacity for measuring time.

Just kidding, I think this whole thing is great!

• Lou Reed: http://www.loureed.com
• Laurie Anderson: http://www.laurieanderson.com
• Vivid Live: http://vividlive.sydneyoperahouse.com

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Pixies time-travel us all back to 1990 so that they can launch a website and announce more Doolittle dates

Ladies and gentlemen, it is a very dark day indeed. I don’t relish having to report the following news to you, but it is my duty as a card-carrying member of the Academy of Outstanding Music Journalists to keep the little people informed. So here it is: The Pixies have finally sold out. They’re not cool anymore. It’s over. They are officially… on The Internet.

Yes folks, I am as disappointed as you are. After 20+ years of keeping it real — i.e. faithfully toiling in obscurity and touring year-in and year-out for no money and little adulation — Frank and Kim and those other two guys have finally pulled a U2 on us and gotten their band sponsored by the World Wide Web. Who knows what the internet is paying them for a stunt like this, but I say, here and now, that if The Pixies have enough cash on-hand to blow it on such a frivolous commodity as their own personal, private, la-de-da website, then they’re nothing but a bunch of corporate shills and Faberge Egg-polishing sellouts! TMT will have nothing to do with a band that is so cavalier, so condescending, so maddeningly ego-maniacal that it sees fit to promote its own hype with a sickeningly self-aggrandizing web page. This will not stand!

Therefore, I am asking all true fans of indie rock music to please BOYCOTT the following fall Pixies US dates, which are once again in support of the 20th Anniversary of the band’s breakthrough 1989 LP Doolittle. What’s that you’re saying? You missed the Doolittle tour last year, and you’d “really like to catch one of these upcoming shows because all of the tracks on that record are awesome”?Wrong. All of the tracks on that record WERE awesome. Death to The Pixies.

Official TMT Pixies Doolittle Boycott Tour:

09.07.10 - Philadelphia, PA - Tower Theatre
09.10.10 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
09.13.10 - Atlanta, GA - Fox Theatre
09.17.10 - Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theatre
09.18.10 - Tulsa, OK - Brady Theatre
09.19.10 - Dallas, TX - Verizon Theatre
09.20.10 - Houston, TX - Verizon Wireless Theatre
09.22.10 - Austin, TX - Austin Music Hall
09.24.10 - Mesa, AZ - Mesa Amphitheatre
09.25.10 - Las Vegas, NV - The Joint
09.26.10 - San Diego, CA - RIMAC Arena

• New official Pixies Website: http://www.pixiesmusic.com
• 4AD: http://www.4ad.com/pixies/
• Tiny Mix Tapes: http://www.tinymixtapes.com

BOOM POW CHK POW BOOM! Jamie Lidell announces beatboxingest tour of the year

BOOM AH AH BOOM AH CHK CHK BOOM AH AH. Jamie Lidell loves beatboxing. He loves it on the beach; he loves it on his new album Compass (out now on Warp!); and he wants you to love it, too. In fact, he wants you to love it more than you’ve ever loved anything, and he’s willing to go all over the US and Europe to convince you. He’s even going to Canada for a bit of beatbox mission work, such is his commitment to the cause. CHK CHK BOOM BOOM AH AH AH BOOM.

Jamie Lidell beatbox mission tour:

06.09.10 - Philadelphia PA - World Cafe
06.10.10 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
06.12.10 - Toronto, ON - The Mod Club
06.14.10 - Vancouver, BC - Venue
06.16.10 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
06.18.10 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent
06.19.10 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre
07.03.10 - London, UK - Wireless Festival
07.06.10 - Montreux, Switzerland - Montreux Jazz Festival
07.08.10 - Liege, Belgium - Les Ardentes Festival
07.09.10 - Rotterdman, Netherlands - North Sea Jazz Festival
07.10.10 - Brugge, Belgium - Catcus Festival
07.11.10 - An Nas, Ireland - Oxegen Festival
07.17.10 - Grafenhainichen, DE - Melt Festival
07.16.10 - Sesimbra, Portugal - Super Bock Super Rock
07.18.10 - Southwold, UK - Latitude Festival
07.31.10 - Montreal, QC - Osheaga Festival
08.06.10 - Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza
09.07.10 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
09.08.10 - Lincoln, NE - Bourbon Theatre
09.09.10 - St. Louis, MO - The Old Rock House
09.10.10 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
09.11.10 - Boston, MA - Royale Nightclub
09.16.10 - London, ON - Rum Runners
09.20.10 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
09.21.10 - Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
09.22.10 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
09.24.10 - Austin, TX - Antones
09.25.10 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
09.26.10 - Phoenix, AZ - Rhythm Room
09.28.10- Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up Tavern
10.02.10 - Petaluma, CA - Mystic Theater
10.05.10 - Clagary, AB - The Republik
10.07.10 - Winnipeg, MB - Pyramid Cabaret
10.08.10 - Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center

• Jamie Lidell: http://jamielidell.com

The Germs’ final performance to be released via Rhino Handmade

Do you ever wonder what it’d be like to hear a live set of one of punk’s most influential groups mere days before it met a tragic end? I wonder about this literally all the time. In fact, I was thinking about it mere seconds ago, when, by total coincidence, I found out about Rhino Handmade’s plans to release a live album documenting the final show by L.A. punk legends The Germs on June 22. Funny how that works!

Live at the Starwood: December 3, 1980 documents The Germs — featuring Darby Crash, Pat Smear, Lorna Doom, and Don Bolles — playing at, surprise surprise, The Starwood in Los Angeles on December 3, 1980. What does that mean to you? Well, it’s significant for two reasons. First, you can hear The Germs’ final performance. Second, it documents the last performance of The Germs proper, because frontman Darby Crash killed himself via a heroin overdose four days later. Heavy stuff there.

Live at the Starwood: December 3, 1980 tracklist:

01. Circle One
02. Manimal
03. Caught In My Eye
04. Lion’s Share
05. No God
06. Our Way
07. Strange Notes
08. What We Do Is Secret
09. Richie Dagger’s Crime
10. Land Of Treason
11. My Tunnel
12. Media Blitz
13. Communist Eyes
14. The Other Newest One
15. Let’s Pretend
16. Forming
17. Lexicon Devil
18. Shut Down (Annihilation Man)
19. Public Image
20. American Leather
21. We Must Bleed
22. Richie Dagger’s Crime (Reprise)

• The Germs: http://www.myspace.com/germsreturn
• Rhino: http://www.rhino.com

Kelson Mathias quits Future of the Left, apparently isn’t too difficult to replace

Last month, Future of the Left lost their bassist when Kelson Mathias suddenly decided to quit the band. He stated, “I’d just like to say thanks to everyone that’s supported me in this band over the last five years, everyone that I’ve met at shows all over the world and all the bands I’ve had the pleasure to play gigs with. I’d like to wish Andy [“Falco” Falkous] and Jack [Egglestone] the best for the future.” But where’s the drama? Where’s the reason, the backstabbing, the lightsabre cocksucking blues? (On their MySpace, the remaining two members of Future of the Left said that they were “sad, happy, annoyed and relieved at the same time.” Boring.)

Whatever the explanation for Kelson’s eschewing his own future with Jack and Falco, Future of the Left’s outlook isn’t too grim. The interim duo have already found a new bassist, Oceansize and Kong’s Steve Hodson (definitely for their upcoming tour, seemingly for a new album as well), and they’ve announced that they are currently recording their new full-length album with a fourth member.


06.03.10 - Birmingham, UK - The Rainbow
06.04.10 - London, UK - The Lexington
06.05.10 - Nottingham, UK - 580
06.08.10 - Nantes, France - Sputnik Bar
06.09.10 - Tours, France - Aucard de Tours Festival
06.10.10 - Lyon, France - Le Clacson
06.11.10 - Milan, Italy - Magnolia
06.12.10 - Rome, Italy - Init
06.13.10 - Ravenna, Italy - Hani-bi, Marina di Ravenna
07.08.10 - Pula, Croatia - Marelica Club, Art and Music Festival
07.16.10 - Cheltenham, UK - 2000 Trees Festival
07.17.10 - Wrexham, UK - Central Station
07.18.10 - Manchester, UK - Moho Live
07.24.10 - Sheffield, UK - Tramlines
07.25.10 - Oxfordshire, UK - Truck Festival

• Future of the Left: http://www.futureoftheleft.com
• 4AD: http://www.4ad.com