Make a love connection at Southern Lord’s “Power of the Riff” fest

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Finding love in the metal scene can be a long and arduous process. You think you really like someone and then you find out they prefer grindcore over doom-metal, and suddenly you’re single again and looking for someone who really understands you. Trust me, I’ve been looking for a Sif to match my Thor for ages now, and it seems increasingly harder to find anybody who actually respects the devotion that a metal addict requires.

That’s why I’m heading down to Los Angeles on August 8 (a Sunday!) to attend the Southern Lord-presented “Power of the Riff” festival. The event, curated by Southern Lord’s Greg Anderson and Night Horse’s Sam James Velde, will surely be the event of the summer to find your one-true-metal-soulmate. What sweetens the deal even more is that the concert is all-ages and free to anyone who sends an RSVP to this website.

The one-day festival is also the kick-off date for the Southern Lord West Coast mini-tour, featuring Eagle Twin, Black Breath, Goatsnake, Righteous Fool, and Corrosion of Conformity. The three-show tour features plenty of Southern Lord artists and even includes the recently reunited, 1986 Animosity album lineup for Corrosion of Conformity.

Besides the butt-kickin’ music, you can also expect the festival to feature a record swap meet of local record-purveyors, pop-up stores by Tee Pee Records, Southern Lord, and more, DJ sets throughout the day curated by Pete Majors, and a gourmet food truck court of Los Angeles’ best purveyors of street food dining.

The Power of the Riff Festival 2010 lineup:

Corrosion of Conformity
Goatsnake
From Ashes Rise
Repulsion
Coliseum
Trap Them
Black Breath
Night Horse
Eagle Twin
Early Graves
Nails
Righteous Fool
Semen Sundae
The Fucking Wrath
Rats Eyes
Spider Fever

Southern Lord West Coast mini-tour:

08.08.10 - Los Angeles, CA - Echo and Echoplex (The Power of the Riff Fest)
08.10.10 - San Francisco, CA - DNA Lounge
08.12.10 - Seattle, WA - Neumos

• Southern Lord: http://www.southernlord.com
• Power of the Riff: http://www.thepoweroftheriff.com

Make a love connection at Southern Lord’s “Power of the Riff” fest

Finding love in the metal scene can be a long and arduous process. You think you really like someone and then you find out they prefer grindcore over doom-metal, and suddenly you’re single again and looking for someone who really understands you. Trust me, I’ve been looking for a Sif to match my Thor for ages now, and it seems increasingly harder to find anybody who actually respects the devotion that a metal addict requires.

That’s why I’m heading down to Los Angeles on August 8 (a Sunday!) to attend the Southern Lord-presented “Power of the Riff” festival. The event, curated by Southern Lord’s Greg Anderson and Night Horse’s Sam James Velde, will surely be the event of the summer to find your one-true-metal-soulmate. What sweetens the deal even more is that the concert is all-ages and free to anyone who sends an RSVP to this website.

The one-day festival is also the kick-off date for the Southern Lord West Coast mini-tour, featuring Eagle Twin, Black Breath, Goatsnake, Righteous Fool, and Corrosion of Conformity. The three-show tour features plenty of Southern Lord artists and even includes the recently reunited, 1986 Animosity album lineup for Corrosion of Conformity.

Besides the butt-kickin’ music, you can also expect the festival to feature a record swap meet of local record-purveyors, pop-up stores by Tee Pee Records, Southern Lord, and more, DJ sets throughout the day curated by Pete Majors, and a gourmet food truck court of Los Angeles’ best purveyors of street food dining.

The Power of the Riff Festival 2010 lineup:

Corrosion of Conformity
Goatsnake
From Ashes Rise
Repulsion
Coliseum
Trap Them
Black Breath
Night Horse
Eagle Twin
Early Graves
Nails
Righteous Fool
Semen Sundae
The Fucking Wrath
Rats Eyes
Spider Fever

Southern Lord West Coast mini-tour:

08.08.10 - Los Angeles, CA - Echo and Echoplex (The Power of the Riff Fest)
08.10.10 - San Francisco, CA - DNA Lounge
08.12.10 - Seattle, WA - Neumos

• Southern Lord: http://www.southernlord.com
• Power of the Riff: http://www.thepoweroftheriff.com

RIP: Al Goodman, soul singer for The Moments and Ray, Goodman, & Brown

From CNN:

Al Goodman, who sang baritone on such soul classics as “Love on a Two Way Street” and “Special Lady,” died Monday, his family told CNN.

Goodman, 67, died of heart failure during surgery to remove a tumor at Hackensack Medical Center in New Jersey, according to his daughter, Rhonda Goodman.

Goodman was “joking and laughing” before his surgery, she said.

“There’s mourning all over the world – in England, in Germany and in Japan,” said Marshall Thompson, leader of the Chi-Lites, on Tuesday. “We’re all mourning for Al Goodman.”

• Al Goodman: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Goodman

Newsflash: Saddle Creek is still relevant! Land of Talk announce fall tour!

Lest you are under the impression that Saddle Creek Records has gone the way of Touch & Go or Lookout, Canada’s Land of Talk are here to remind you that the early 00s indie monster is still up and running. In this case, Land of Talk are embarking on a fall tour in support of their latest release, Cloak and Cipher, due August 24. The follow-up to 2008’s Some Are Lakes (TMT Review) was not only recorded in Montreal with producer Jace Lasek (Besnard Lakes, Wolf Parade, Sunset Rubdown), but it also features guest appearances from pretty much every Canadian that can play an instrument, like Patrick Watson and Jeremy Gara of Arcade Fire, as well as various members of Stars, Wintersleep, Besnard Lakes, and Esmerine, for starters.

Canadians in your cities:

09.16.10 - Toronto, ON - Lee’s Palace *
09.19.10 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Tavern *
09.21.10 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall *
09.22.10 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry *
09.23.10 - Omaha, NE - Slowdown *
09.25.10 - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge *
09.26.10 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court *
09.29.10 - Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room *
09.30.10 - Calgary, AB - Dicken’s Pub *
10.02.10 - Victoria, BC - Lucky Bar *
10.03.10 - Vancouver, BC - Biltmore *
10.04.10 - Seattle, WA - Crocodile # *
10.05.10 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios # *
10.07.10 - San Francisco, CA - Independent # *
10.08.10 - Los Angeles, CA - Echo Plex (Culture Collide Festival) # *
10.09.10 - Costa Mesa - Detroit Bar # *
10.10.10 - San Diego, CA - Casbah # *
10.12.10 - Phoenix, AZ - The Rhythm Room # *
10.15.10 - Austin, TX - The Parish *
10.16.10 - Dallas, TX - The Nightmare *
11.02.10 - Portland, ME - Space Gallery
11.03.10 - Boston, MA - TT the Bear’s
11.05.10 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brendas
11.06.10 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
11.07.10 - Washington, DC - Rock and Roll Hotel
11.09.10 - Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
11.10.10 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
11.11.10 - Nashville, TN - The End

* Suuns
# Besnard Lakes

• Land of Talk: http://www.landoftalk.com
• Saddle Creek: http://www.saddle-creek.com

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Seefeel return after 14 years with brand-new 10-inch Faults

Mark Clifford and his crew have returned. Perhaps not in the most traditional form, but returned nonetheless! After playing a stellar set at the Warp20 show in Paris last year, Seefeel, one of the pioneering groups of 90s ambient/space-rock, have decided to release their first collection of new recorded material in 14 years. The band has decided to release a 10-inch with four new tracks through who else but Warp. The lineup includes new members Shigeru Ishihara and E-da, the former having previously been a drummer for the seminal Boredoms. The title of said 10-inch is Faults, and you can stream the title track over here.

For those of you in the London vicinity, you’ll have at least one chance to catch the band in its new live incarnation on September 16 at London’s ICA. Don’t fret if you can’t catch ‘em this time around, though. According to Clifford, the band is expanding its live sound and planning on future shows. Wait, what was that you just whispered, Mark? Did you mention something about a full-length? No? Okay.

• Seefeel: http://www.myspace.com/seefeelmyspace
• Warp: http://warp.net

Is that buried treasure or just Broken Social Scene? Treasure Island festival anounces lineup

Arrrh, matey! I was goin’ ta be tryin’ an write this whole land-lovin’ article in pirate-speak, but fuck that, pirate-speak is dumb.

Do you have any plans for the days of October 16 and 17? If you don’t, then let me tell you that X marks the spot on your calendar when you’ll be heading to the 2010, fourth annual edition of the Treasure Island music festival! This year’s fest features the same picturesque views of the San Francisco Bay and a stellar lineup that features LCD Soundsytem, Broken Social Scene, and the first West Coast appearance by Belle and Sebastian in four years! Two-day and VIP tickets are already available for the fest, with one-day passes going on sale soon, but don’t wait too long to nab your chance to attend the kickinest festival this side of the Equator or you’ll risk missing an interactive village full of games, a live mural wall, a photo booth, local craft vendors, a 60 ft. Ferris wheel, slaughterhouse, gourmet food vendors from local San Francisco businesses, a casino, a refillable water program, Burger King, and buses to and from the festival!

Hey, did you know that this here Treasure Island music festival has never repeated an act? Neither did I until I read the press release! I also found out therein that the festival features two stages that alternate between artists rather than having multiple bands play at the same time (like one Chicago festival that shall remain nameless until the next sentence. Bad form, Lollapalooza…) so that everyone can hear every note of every band! The festival also breaks its two days down into easily-categorized set times, so that each day represents one genre of music: Saturday is electronic! Sunday is indie rock!

Tickets can be purchased on the Treasure Island website. That’s about all I remember from the press release, but is there anything else you really need to know?

Oh, yeah! The entire confirmed lineup:

Saturday, October 16:

LCD Soundsystem
Deadmau5
Kruder & Dorfmeister (live)
Miike Snow
!!!
Die Antwoord
Little Dragon
Four Tet
Holy Fuck
Phantogram
Jamaica
Wallpaper
Maus Haus

Sunday, October 17:

Belle & Sebastian
The National
Broken Social Scene
She & Him
Superchunk
Rogue Wave
Surfer Blood
Ra Ra Riot
Monotonix
The Sea & the Cake
Phosphorescent
Papercuts
The Mumlers

• Treasure Island Music Fest: http://www.treasureislandfestival.com