Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds add a few more US West Coast shows with support from Sharon Van Etten

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds add a few more US West Coast shows with support from Sharon Van Etten

Hey West Coast! Do you love mustaches, songs about murder, and paying way more than you think you should for stuff? Of course you do! You gave us Seattle! AND Portland! A mustache should be on the Oregon state flag! So, don’t get the vapors or anything, but Nick Cave has just added a few select West Coast dates to his really expensive sold-out US tour this spring. Oh yeah, also Mr. Cave and his Bad Seeds have announced their UK/European autumn tour. And oh yeah, Sharon Van Etten is supporting all the new US dates. Basia Bulat has Vancouver covered. And Mark Lanegan is playing some of the Australia dates.

For those fans just pining to be at the sold-out L.A. date at the Fonda Theatre next week, YouTube’s recently-launched Rockfeedback channel will live stream the whole thing. You can check out a trailer here. Rockfeedback is also partnering with Spotify on the live stream, so people can watch the show there too. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ latest Push the Sky Away (TMT Review) officially drops tomorrow (February 19) and can be previewed online, courtesy of NPR. The tour line-up this time features Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Martyn Casey, Conway Savage, Jim Sclavunos, Barry Adamson, and Ed Kuepper.

Updated tourdates:

03.02.13 - Melbourne, Australia - Sidney Myer Music Bowl *
03.03.13 - Adelaide, Australia - Thebarton Theatre *
03.06.13 - Perth, Australia - Red Hill Auditorium *
03.08.13 - Brisbane, Australia - Riverstage *
03.09.13 - Sydney, Australia - Enmore *
04.06.13 - Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre #
04.07.13 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre %
04.09.13 - San Francisco, CA - Bill Graham Civic %
04.16.13 - San Diego, CA - Balboa Theatre
10.26.13 - London, UK - Hammersmith Apollo
10.27.13 - London, UK - Hammersmith Apollo
10.30.13 - Manchester, UK - Apollo
10.31.13 - Glasgow, UK - Barrowland
11.01.13 - Edinburgh, UK - Usher Hall
11.06.13 - Stockholm, Sweden - Annex
11.09.13 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Falconer
11.10.13 - Hamburg, Germany - Sporthalle
11.12.13 - Düsseldorf, Germany - Mitsubishi Electric Halle
11.13.13 - Offenbach, Germany - Stadthalle
11.15.13 - Luxembourg - Rockhal
11.17.13 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Music Hall
11.18.13 - Antwerp, Belgium - Lotto Arena
11.19.13 - Paris, France - Zenith
11.21.13 - Munich, Germany - Zenith
11.22.13 - Prague, Czech Republic - Tipsport Arena
11.25.13 - Ljubljana, Slovenia - Hala Tivoli

* Mark Lanegan
# Basia Bulat
% Sharon Van Etten

• Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds:

Deerhoof announce classical music performances in NYC and Adelaide; Satomi swanks up her animal heads in preparation

Perennial noise rockers Deerhoof have always exuded a carefree attitude, so think of how antithetical it would be if they announced their future fusion with classical instruments with anything less (initially) confusing than the following video, posted on YouTube last Wednesday:

Bless the publicists whose more general responsibility is to announce things in text form, because otherwise I’d assume Deerhoof were privy to some critical global security information. An army of human-sized, trumpet-playing, dancing roosters, apes, and miscellaneous other animals is going to invade… Adelaide, of all places? Isn’t Australia’s wildlife extravagant enough?

A press release delves deeper: two upcoming performances will feature Deerhoof playing alongside classical musicians. On February 20, the band will join Ensemble Dal Niente at the Ecstatic Music Festival, taking place at Merkin Concert Hall in NYC. There, a scantily-detailed composition from drummer Greg Saunier (entitled Deerhoof Chamber Variation) will be performed by the ensemble, while a new piece from Brazilian-born composer Marcos Balter will receive joint actualization from both outfits.

On March 6, in the land of didgeridoos, boomerangs, and species that have the capacity to kill both you and all of your recurring lives (shout-out to the Buddhists), Deerhoof will perform alongside the Adelaide Art Orchestra at the Adelaide Festival in Brisbane — I mean, Adelaide.

As it stands, most humans don’t actually live in NYC or Adelaide, so if you’d like to hear the Merkin Hall show in particular, it’ll be recorded by WQXR’s Q2 Music and uploaded here, as well as for future broadcast on WNYC. Q2 Music will also stream it live, for the immediate experience of flutes, cellos, and pandas.

• Deerhoof:

RIP: Tony Sheridan, Beatles collaborator

From Rolling Stone:

Tony Sheridan, the singer and guitarist who collaborated with the Beatles during the band’s early days in Hamburg, died on Saturday at the age of 72, the UK’s Telegraph reports.

Sheridan met John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Pete Best in Hamburg’s red-light district in the early 1960s when the young group came to see his act every night after their own shows at a neighboring club. Sheridan took the band under his wing, advising them on their look (which at the time included black leather bomber jackets and cowboy boots) and introducing them to American R&B acts like Little Richard. The Beatles eventually served as Sheridan’s backing band at the Top Ten Club and cut their earliest recordings accompanying him as the Beat Boys on recordings of “My Bonnie” and “When the Saints Go Marching In.” (The album they recorded was later released outside Germany as Tony Sheridan and The Beatles.)

• Tony Sheridan:

RIP: Mindy McCready, country music singer

From CNN:

Country music star Mindy McCready was found dead Sunday at her home in Arkansas from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, the local sheriff’s office said in a statement. She was 37.

Deputies from the Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a report of gunshots fired Sunday afternoon and found McCready’s body on the front porch, the statement read.

McCready leaves behind two boys, one of whom is 10 months old. The infant’s father, record producer David Wilson, killed himself last month.

• Mindy McCready:

RIP: Shadow Morton, writer/producer famous for his work with The Shangri-Las

From The New York Times:

Shadow Morton, a songwriter and producer who for a brief, luminous period in the 1960s poured the discontents of adolescence into original hit songs, including “Leader of the Pack” and “Remember (Walking in the Sand),” died on Thursday in Laguna Beach, Calif. He was 71.

The cause was cancer, said Amy Krakow, a family friend.

By all accounts possessed of a brazen, naïve genius — he played no instrument, could not read music and wrote his songs in his head — Mr. Morton was almost single-handedly responsible for the wild success of the Shangri-Las, the Queens girl group he introduced and propelled to international stardom.


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