Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew commemorated with a new beer

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Dogfish Head, a Delaware-based brewery most popular for its delicious 60 Minute, 90 Minute, and 120 Minute IPAs (the latter of which will rip your face off in the best way possible), has decided to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Bitches Brew, Miles Davis’ landmark head-trip of an album, by concocting and bottling a new beer named after the jazz-fusion classic, despite the album having well-known connections and inspiration with other, more injectable, substances. Bitches Brew, the new beer, is described as a “dark combination of stouts and honey beer intended as the ultimate partner for chili or spicy curry chicken.” Because, as we all know, chili and spicy curry chicken were the only things that Miles ate while recording Bitches Brew.

According to Sam Calagione, Dogfish Head founder, the new beverage should be “sipped cool, not cold, from a snifter or red wine glass while listening to the Bitches Brew album.” Personally, I think that Bitches Brew is best enjoyed naked while waking up in a flop-house in the roughest section of L.A. next to a pile of horse shit and a sleeping prostitute. But that’s just me.

Dogfish’s Bitches Brew will be available in August in a 750ml bottle (9.0 ABV — yes!).

• Dogfish Head: http://www.dogfish.com
• Miles Davis: http://www.milesdavis.com

Autolux LP Transit Transit on the way, North American dates announced; now get these frogs off my highway!

A horde of frogs descends on a Greek highway. Autolux release a new album after 10 years. Are these signs that the end times are near?

NO. I could not think of a good opening. But one thing is clear: both are kinda miracles. Due to label issues, Autolux’s latest release, Transit Transit had been held up for quiet some time. In fact, it has been six years since their last release, debut album Future Perfect. In that time, the Los Angeles trio has been doing amazing things, like opening for PJ Harvey on her first ever Russian tour, appearing at the Flaming Lips-curated All Tomorrow’s Parties, and opening for Thom Yorke’s Atoms for Peace. And now TBD Recordings, home of Radiohead and White Rabbits, has announced plans to finally release Transit Transit in North America on August 3 (for our friends in the rest of the world, ATP Recordings will be doing the honors).

Autolux have also announced dates for their headlining North American tour. Check the dates below.

Tranist Transit tracklisting:

01. Transit Transit
02. Census
03. Highchair
04. Supertoys
05. Spots
06. The Bouncing Wall
07. Audience No. 2
08. Kissproof
09. Headless Sky
10. The Science of Imaginary Solutions

08.11.10 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall *
08.13.10 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater *
08.14.10 - Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s *
08.15.10 - Vancouver, BC @ Venue *
08.18.10 - Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater *
08.19.10 - Madison, WI @ The Annex *
08.20.10 - Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge *
08.21.10 - Newport, KY @ Southgate House *
08.22.10 - Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick *
08.24.10 - Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace *
08.25.10 - Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa *
08.26.10 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
08.27.10 - Boston, MA @ The Middle East Downstairs *
08.28.10 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg *
08.29.10 - Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell’s *
08.31.10 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s *
09.01.10 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat +
09.03.10 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle +
09.04.10 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade +
09.05.10 - New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
09.07.10 - Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live +
09.09.10 - Austin, TX @ Emo’s +
09.10.10 - Dallas, TX @ The Loft +
09.11.10 - Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck +
09.12.10 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater +
09.13.10 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge +
09.15.10 - Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse +
09.16.10 - Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern +
09.17.10 - Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse +
09.18.10 - Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre +

* - with This Will Destroy You
+ - with Gold Panda

• Autolux: http://www.autolux.net
• TBD Records: http://tbdrecords.com
• ATP Recordings: http://atpfestival.com/recordings.php

Menomena to tour the US in support of their recent Stanley Cup Victory, or something else.

Hey guys. Unfortunately, there’s only so many puns that can be squeezed out of Menomena’s band name. And we’ve already done them all (and probably repeated a few), to no small outpouring of acclaim. So, it sort of occurs to me that the most clever way I can tell you about their upcoming fall tour is to give it to you straight. Right? Right. Okay, so, pretend that you’re reading Spin or something, okay? Here we go:

Good day, ladies and gentlemen. I hereby wish to report to you the following piece of news regarding acclaimed Portland, OR-based art-rock trio, Menomena, which will then be followed by its direct corollary. (1) Menomena will release their fourth full-length record, Mines, July 27 via Barsuk Records, followed by a July 30 release in Germany and an August 2 release in the UK and Europe on City Slang. (2) As a direct result, the band will be taking to the road this fall in support of the release via the live exhibition of some or many or all of the tracks contained within the aforementioned release. The complete listing of these exhibitions is cataloged below and has been pre-arranged in chronological order by your humble reporter for your browsing convenience.

Please do what you will with this information. I thank you for your careful time and attention to this matter. Have an excellent day, and from all of us here at Tiny Mix Tapes, we wish you the best of luck with all of your future music-related endeavors. May all of your coals turn to diamonds.

Tourdates:

09.10.10 – Seattle, WA – Showbox at the Market
09.11.10 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom (Musicfest NW)
09.14.10 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
09.16.10 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theater
09.17.10 – San Diego, CA – Casbah
09.18.10 – Tempe, AZ – Clubhouse
09.21.10 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre
09.22.10 – Omaha, NE – Waiting Room
09.23.10 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
09.24.10 – Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
09.25.10 – Chicago, IL – The Metro
09.27.10 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
09.28.10 – Toronto, Ontario – Mod Club
09.29.10 – Montreal, Quebec – La Sala Rossa
09.30.10 – Boston, MA – Royale
10.01.10 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
10.05.10 – Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church
10.06.10 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
10.07.10 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
10.08.10 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
10.09.10 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
10.11.10 – St. Louis, MO – Luminary Arts
10.12.10 – Lawrence, KS – Bottleneck
10.14.10 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
10.15.10 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
10.16.10 – Boise, ID – Neurolux

Mines tracklist:

01. QUEEN BLACK ACID
02. TAOS
03. KILLEMALL
04. DIRTY CARTOONS
05. TITHE
06. BOTE
07. LUNCHMEAT
08. OH PRETTY BOY, YOU’RE SUCH A BIG BOY
09. FIVE LITTLE ROOMS
10. SLEEPING BEAUTY
11. INTIL

• Menomena: http://www.menomena.com
• Barsuk: http://www.barsuk.com
• City Slang: http://www.cityslang.com

Spiritualized bring Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space to US for a full performance, then vow never to do it again

In support of the deluxe (and expensive) reissue of the incredible Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space, Spiritualized performed the album in full in England earlier this year (Matt Groening requested it at ATP, and he’s a man who gets what he wants). This summer, they’re bringing the experience stateside for one last hurrah. The band recently announced that it will perform Ladies and Gentlemen in a one-time-only North American concert July 30 at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The performance is part of Spin’s 25th anniversary celebration and will be the last time the band will perform the album in full.

If the rarity of the performance wasn’t bad enough for non-New Yorkers, a small batch of lucky ticket purchasers will also get a limited-edition Ladies and Gentlemen t-shirt pill box set, should they be fortunate enough to get one of those coveted spots in the crowd.

Now cue the album and feel your heart tear apart.

• Spiritualized: http://www.spiritualized.com

Wooden Wand announces new album this fall on Young God, summer tour

I think we know more about the extremely prolific Wooden Wand than we used to (example TMT News, 2006). In fact, we know quite a lot about Death Set, the forthcoming album by Wooden Wand’s James Jackson Toth, which will be released this October under the name Wooden Wand (not “and the Vanishing Voice,” “and the Sky High Band,” “Wand,” or any variations thereof). Recently, Toth released James & the Quiet (TMT Review), as well as his last album, a collection of demos, through experimental god Thurston Moore’s Ecstatic Peace! label. But Toth wasn’t satisfied with just one deity. For Death Seat, he’s moved on to work with another legend, Michael Gira (Swans) and his Young God Records.

The new album, as you can expect from a WW offering, includes collaborations with a slew of musicians, including William Tyler of Lampchop and Silver Jews, Grasshopper of Mercury Rev, and Big Blood’s Colleen Kinsella and Caleb Mulkerin. You can listen to a non-album version of the titular song from Death Seat on Wooden Wand’s MySpace. I recommend a front porch, sunset, and lonely breakup to go along with it.

Tourdates:

06.18.10 - Toronto, ON - NXNE Festival *
06.19.10 - London, ON - GIgs *
06.20.10 - Detroit, MI - Magic Stick *
06.22.10 - Chicago, IL - The Abbey
07.21.10 - Lexington, KY - Al’s Bar ^

* DM Stith, Inlets, Silje Nes
^ D Charles Speer & the Helix

• Wooden Wand: http://www.myspace.com/woodenwand

Primus fucking suck and you know it

Larry LaLonde knows it, Jay Lane knows it, and certainly, Les “fidget thumb” Claypool knows it. They suck hard. So hard that Wikipedia has to continually edit their Primus page to reinforce the various levels of suckitude that Primus has transitioned through over the years. In the early 90s, they just plain sucked. By 1995, they sucked hard, and by 1999, when they released their last album, they sucked so hard they had to take an entire decade off from sucking so much.

Oh sure, they sucked their way into a few tours over that 10 years of no-suckage, but they were giant suck fests filled with suckers who were suckling at the teat of the raw, unbridled suck that was being displayed on stage. Claypool did the solo thing with the weirdo masks, and Jay Lane tried to suck it up with another band, but they almost didn’t suck, so he left. Now three of the suckiest suckers that ever sucked it up on this sucking planet are hittin’ the road to suck it up some more for you suck bags. Oh, they’ll also suck it up again on hot sucky wax later next year with a new album!

Enjoy the suckin’ while it’s still hot.

07.27.10 - Toronto, ON - Sound Academy
07.29.10 - Essex Jct., VT - Midway Lawn (Champlain Valley Expo)
07.30.10 - Brooklyn, NY - Williamsburg Waterfront
07.31.10 - Bridgeport, CT - Gathering of the Vibes Festival
08.01.10 - Charlottesville, VA - Charlottesville Pavilion $
08.03.10 - Cleveland, OH - Time-Warner Cable Ampitheater $
08.05.10 - Columbus, OH - LC Pavilion $
08.06.10 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
08.07.10 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
08.09.10 - Council Bluffs, IA - Stir Cove at Harrah’s $
08.10.10 - Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theater $
08.12.10 - Denver, CO - Red Rocks $
08.13.10 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Rail $
08.14.10 - Las Vegas, NV - The Joint (An Evening with Primus – Special midnight show)
08.15.10 - Santa Barbara, CA - County Bowl @
09.18.10 - Tempe, AZ - Arizona Fall Frenzy

$ Gogol Bordello
@ Wolfmother

• Primus: http://www.primusville.com

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