The Hidden Cameras tour Origin: Orphan across Europe

The Hidden Cameras tour Origin: Orphan across Europe

In February, The Hidden Cameras completed a session of the LimeWire Store’s “Live at Lime” series. The six-track EP includes reworkings of tracks from their latest album, Origin: Orphan (out in the open since September 2009 from Arts & Crafts), but sometimes a second-hand “live” just won’t do. In light of this, The Hidden Cameras are leaving Canada for a pretty sizable tour of Europe over the next two months, beginning in Germany, making a few loops, and ending in Sweden. Flash photography may or may not be permitted.

03.12.10 - Hamburg, Germany - Kampnagel
03.13.10 - Offenbach, Germany - Hafen 2
03.15.10 - Münster, Germany - Gleis 22
03.16.10 - Cologne, Germany - Gebaeude 9
03.17.10 - Brighton, UK - The Audio
03.18.10 - London, UK - St. Leonard’s Church
03.19.10 - Nottingham, UK - Bodega
03.20.10 - Glasgow, Scotland - Stereo
03.21.10 - Manchester, UK - The Deaf Institute
03.22.10 - Cardiff, UK - The Gate
03.23.10 - Leeds, UK - The Brudenell Social Club
03.24.10 - London, UK - Hoxton Bar & Grill
03.25.10 - Paris, France - Point Ephémère
03.26.10 - Hondarribia, Spain - Psilocybenea Cultural Center
03.27.10 - Seville, Spain - South Pop Festival
03.28.10 - Madrid, Spain - Moby Dick
03.29.10 - Valencia, Spain - Colegio Mayor Lluis Vives
03.30.10 - Barcelona, Spain - Razzmatazz
04.02.10 - Bologna, Italy - Il Covo
04.03.10 - Rome Italy - Circolo Degli Artisti
04.06.10 - Florence, Italy - Sala Vanni
04.07.10 - Graz, Austria - PPC
04.08.10 - Salzburg, Austria - Arge
04.10.10 - St. Poelten, Austria - Festspielhaus
04.11.10 - Vienna, Austria - WUK
04.13.10 - Zürich, Switzerland - Exil
04.14.10 - Basel, Switzerland - Unionsaal
04.15.10 - Schorndorf, Germany - Manufaktur
04.16.10 - Heidelberg, Germany - Karlstorbahnhof
04.17.10 - Nuremberg, Germany - MUZ Club
04.18.10 - Berlin, Germany - Lido
04.20.10 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega
04.21.10 - Arhus, Denmark - VoxHall
04.22.10 - Malmo, Sweden - KB Club
04.23.10 - Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser Medis
04.24.10 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Brew House

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Los Campesinos! celebrate exclamation points by touring!

Since! Los Campesinos! are so! stoked on exclamation points that they! insist esteemed music journalists such as myself include one at the end! of their band name, I thought I would annoy them by putting! one after random! words in this news story that they will likely! not read. Los Campesinos! will be supporting their new album, Romance Is Boring (TMT Review), which is out! now on Arts & Crafts.

04.20.10 - Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre
04.22.10 - New York, NY - The Fillmore (Irving Plaza)
04.24.10 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
04.27.10 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
04.30.10 - Chicago, IL - Cabaret Metro
05.04.10 - Seattle, WA - Showbox
05.07.10 - San Francisco, CA - The Regency Ballroom
05.08.10 - Los Angeles, CA - The El Rey Theatre

The band is currently touring Europe. Check out dates on their MySpace.

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[Photo: Jon Bergman]

RIP: Ron Banks of The Dramatics

From Billboard:

Ron Banks, singer and a founding member of veteran R&B group the Dramatics, died [on March 4] at his Detroit home of a reported heart attack. He was 58.

Originally a vocal sextet known as the Dynamics in the early O60s, the group changed its name and became a quintet comprised of Banks, William Howard, Larry Demps, Willie Ford and Elbert Wilkins. The Dramatics scored its first R&B-charting single (No. 43) in 1967 on the Sport label with “All Because of You.” But it wasn’t until four years later that the Dramatics broke into national consciousness with the 1971 Stax/Volt hit “Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get,” which peaked at No. 3 R&B and No. 9 pop. The Dramatics claimed an R&B No. 1 the following year with “In the Rain.” […]

Banks, whose sweet falsetto helped give the Dramatics its signature sound, was a Detroit native who was born May 10, 1951. He is survived by his wife Sandy and six children. Banks is the fourth Dramatics member to pass away following the deaths.

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RIP: Mark Linkous of Sparklehorse

From Rolling Stone:

Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mark Linkous has committed suicide, his publicist confirms to Rolling Stone. Best known for his acclaimed work with Sparklehorse, who released four albums of imaginative ambient psych-folk, Linkous also produced Daniel Johnston’s 2003 album Fear Yourself and collaborated with Danger Mouse on Dark Night of the Soul. His exact age is unknown, but he was in his forties. “It is with great sadness that we share the news that our dear friend and family member, Mark Linkous, took his own life today,” reads a statement from his family. “We are thankful for his time with us and will hold him forever in our hearts. May his journey be peaceful, happy and free. There’s a heaven and there’s a star for you.”

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Radiohead new album titled Tehrangeles? Tracklist revealed? Nope.

03-08: Looks like we’ve confirmed our suspicions (and so has the NME): this was a hoax. Sorry if we got any of your hopes up. Like we said, don’t trust anyone on the internet!

03-07: Due to popular demand, we’ve posted the full email here. To decode the string, we converted the binary code to ASCII. The result looked like gibberish until we bumped down each letter (e.g. ‘b’ turned to ‘a,’ etc.), which resulted in the tracklist that we posted. Again, be suspicious — we ain’t believing it until we hear more from Radiohead’s camp!


In December 2009, guitarist Ed O’Brien, the most beautiful man ever to walk on earth, informed fans that Radiohead was set to return to the studio in January to record a new album. He seemed, for lack of a worse pun, “optimistic.”

The vibe in the camp is fantastic at present, and we head off into the studio in January to continue on from the work we started last summer…10 years ago we were all collectively (that’s the band) in the land of Kid A .. and although hugely proud of that record, it wasn’t a fun place to be…What’s reassuring now, is that we are most definitely a different band, which should therefore mean that the music is different too and that is the aim of the game.

After rumors last month that the album was already completed, we’ve been keeping our eyes and ears open for clues, with a staff of 50 working around the clock, refreshing websites and putting wiretaps on W.A.S.T.E. phones. Our budget nearly ran out.

But this morning, TMT woke up to a (literally) cryptic email from what appeared to be an official W.A.S.T.E. email address. Its subject line was “Radiohead would like you to know…” and was filled with what seemed like a long string of gibberish.

Until we cracked the code.

This isn’t 100% confirmed and we’re unsure of the legitimacy of the email, but here’s what we decoded nonetheless:

Album title: Tehrangeles

Tracklist (with links to live clips):

01. Nook and Cranny
02. Come to Your Senses
03. The Daily Mail
04. I Froze Up
05. Give Up The Ghost
06. Supercollider
07. Man O War
08. Cerebellar Theory
09. Lotus Flower
10. Mouse Dog Bear
11. Burn The Witch

Hardcore Radiohead fans will likely recognize many of these tracks. Thom has played “The Daily Mail,” “Give Up the Ghost,” and “Mouse Dog Bear” recently, and other tracks, like “Lotus Flower,” “Supercollider,” and “I Froze Up,” have been performed in the past too. And remember the song “Big Boots (Man O War)” from the Meeting People Is Easy documentary? Looks like it’s been titled “Man O War” and, if this is at all true, is finally seeing release. IF YOU CAN TRUST OUR DECODING.

Guess we’ll have to wait and see if/when the band makes an official announcement. There are a lot of hoaxes out there, so we wouldn’t be surprised if this was all fake. Don’t trust anyone on the internet!

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Brain aliens basting your backyard! Acid Mothers Temple tour the USA and Canada!

Excuse me, but were you using your mind? You were? Gee whiz, we’re all just real sorry that we had to go and explode it like that. Here, let me give you our contact information. That’s Acid Mothers Temple via PO Box 55542 on the Melting Paraiso UFO, The Cosmos. Yeah, I know, “snail mail” and all that, but we just can’t seem to get a decent broadband connection out on the interstellar fringe of psychedelic understanding. Actually, if you don’t have money for the postage, next month we’ll be adapting human forms and traveling Earth’s “North America” for a series of what your kind calls “live concerts.” You can catch us then if you want, but unless you want your mind blown all over again, you’d better leave your head at home. Wait a minute, you can’t safely dislodge your skull from your spine like normal cosmic explorers? Jesus, what are humans good for, anyway?

03.20.10 - Monterrey, Mexico - Mtymx Music Fest *
03.21.10 - Tucson, AZ - Plush
03.22.10 - San Diego, CA - Casbah
03.23.10 - Los Angeles, CA - Spaceland
03.24.10 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill
03.26.10 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
03.27.10 - Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret
03.28.10 - Seattle, WA - Sunset Tavern
03.31.10 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
04.01.10 - Iowa City, IA - The Picador
04.02.10 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
04.03.10 - Pontiac, MI - Crofoot Ballroom (Pike Room)
04.04.10 - Toronto, ON - El Mocambo
04.05.10 - Montreal, QC - La Sala Rossa
04.06.10 - Cambridge, MA - Middle East Upstairs
04.07.10 - Brooklyn, NY - Knitting Factory
04.08.10 - Washington, DC - DC9
04.09.10 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda’s
04.10.10 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
04.11.10 - Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
04.12.10 - Knoxville, TN - Pilot Light
04.13.10 - Asheville, NC - Grey Eagle Tavern
04.14.10 - Lexington, KY - Cosmic Charlie’s
04.15.10 - Memphis, TN - Hi-Tone Cafe
04.16.10 - Dallas, TX - The Loft
04.17.10 - Austin, TX - Emo’s

* Thanks “goleech”!

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[Photo: Andynew]