No Age invite you to stay warm this winter by brutalizing your senses during their upcoming tour

No Age invite you to stay warm this winter by brutalizing your senses during their upcoming tour

How can you be cold if you don’t have any skin to feel cold with? That’s what No Age asked themselves before they came up with the perfect plan to keep you toasty this winter. For showgoers who see No Age when the temperatures are hitting below thirty degrees, the duo has decided to play so loud and so fast that the skin of their fans melts right off of them. They’ll walk out of venues back into the frozen streets with their senses so destroyed that they won’t even be able to string together a sentence, let alone feel the need for a winter jacket.

11.15.10 - Pawtucket, RI - Met Cafe
11.16.10 - Cambridge, MA - Middle East,
11.17.10 - Montreal, Quebec - La Sala Rosa,
11.18.10 - Toronto, ON - Great Hall
11.19.10 - Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
11.20.10 - Cleveland Heights, OH - Grog Shop
11.21.10 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
11.22.10 - Madison, WI - Majestic Theater
11.23.10 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th St Entry
11.26.10 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
11.27.10 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theater
11.28.10 - Portland, OR - Holocene
11.29.10 - Nampa, ID - Flying M Coffee
11.30.10 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
12.01.10 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
12.02.10 - Albuquerque, NM - Launch Pad
12.03.10 - Tempe, AZ - Clubhouse
12.08.10 - Oakland, CA - New Parish
12.09.10 - Brookdale, CA - Brookdale Lodge
12.10.10 - Visalia, CA - Howie & Sons Pizza
12.11.10 - Pomona, CA - Glass House
01.07.11 - San Diego, CA - Che Cafe Collective
01.08.11 - Tucson, AZ - Club Congress
01.09.11 - El Paso, TX - Percolator
01.10.11 - Dallas, TX - Sons of Hermann Hall
01.11.11 - Austin, TX - Mohawk
01.12.11 - Houston, TX - Fitzgeralds
01.13.11 - Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon
01.14.11 - Huntsville, AL - Flying Monkey Arts Center
01.15.11 - Birmingham, AL - Bottle Tree
01.16.11 - Gainesville, FL - Common Grounds
01.17.11 - Tampa / Ybor City, FL - Crowbar
01.18.11 - Miami, FL - Grand Central
01.19.11 - Orlando, FL - Back Booth
01.20.11 - Tallahassee, FL - Club Downunder
01.21.11 - Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn
01.22.11 - Asheville, NC - Grey Eagle Tavern
01.23.11 - Knoxville, TN - Pilot Light
01.24.11 - Nashville, TN - Exit/In
01.25.11 - Memphis, TN - Hi-Tone
01.26.11 - Little Rock, AR - Revolution Music Room
01.27.11 - Tulsa, OK - Cain’s Ballroom
02.04.11 - Mexico City, Mexico - Pasaguero
02.15.11 - Osaka, Japan - Osaka Sansui
02.16.11 - Tokyo, Japan - Club Quattro Tokyo

• No Age:

Kayo Dot make peace with the coyotes by offering Coyote on vinyl. Also: a tour!

If you know anything about coyotes (and I’m sure you do), you know that coyotes hate being limited to digital and CD formats. They hate hate hate it! So, I don’t understand why exactly psych-metalers Kayo Dot decided to initially release their recent record Coyote without also releasing it on vinyl. You guys hate coyotes or something? Do you want them to suffer without the sweet satisfaction of existing on vinyl? Just pure cruelty there.

Fortunately, Kayo Dot have since realized their mistake. Thus, an LP release of Coyote is now available. And a fancy LP release at that: it’s a 200-gram vinyl with alternate artwork and a letterpress jacket that has notches in which a 28” x 7” belt tucks in. Said belt features art by Toby Driver, who did the record’s cover and label art. Fancy stuff — so fancy in fact that only 750 exist. They’ll be selling the record on their November tour. Oh yeah, by the way, they’re touring North America in November. Thought you should know.

Kayo Dot dates:

11.08.10 - Montreal, QC - Casa del Popolo
11.09.10 - Ottawa, ON - Cafe Dekcuf
11.10.10 - Toronto, ON - Sneaky Dee’s
11.11.10 - Middletown, CT - Eclectic House (Wesleyan University)
11.12.10 - Baltimore, MD - Orion Sound Studios
11.13.10 - Bethlehem, PA - Secret Art Space
11.14.10 - Brooklyn, NY - Littlefield

• Kayo Dot:

News Corp. admits defeat, gives Myspace mere months to improve

Just when things appeared to be on the upswing for good ol’ Myspace! Despite the fact that it recently rebranded its name from “MySpace” to “Myspace,” it seems that making a single letter lowercase doesn’t exactly draw in tons of internet traffic. In fact, News Corp. executives have put the social network on notice, giving them less than a year to save the ailing website.

In a recent statement, Chase Carey, News Corp.’s president, called Myspace “a problem” and noted that the most important issue was building interest with consumers. (You don’t say!) Unfortunately, with quarterly losses increasing by $30 million to $156 million, it might be too little, too late for the aging social network. If the next few quarters don’t improve, a sale rather than a shutdown is expected. Your hear that, Zuck? Looks like you might be able to afford a second pair of sandals after all.

• Myspace:

Girl Talk announces new tour that stretches until the end of time

Not many bands can announce a 40+ date US tour, that’s pretty much guaranteed to sell out when they haven’t released a new album in over two years. In fact, I can’t think of any other than Gregg Gillis a.k.a. Girl Talk, who just revealed this week that he will most likely be coming to a city near you at some point between now and the end of time. It’s hard to make show plans for, uh, March, when you haven’t even figured out your New Year’s Eve plans yet, but be sure to pencil in some time to check out Girl Talk’s nonstop danceathon in the next coming months:

11.12.10 - Omaha, NE - Sokol Auditorium
11.19.10 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Hot Festival
11.20.10 - Sao Paulo, Brasil - Planeta Terra Festival
12.03.10 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
12.04.10 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
01.05.11 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
01.06.11 - Columbus, OH - LC Pavillion
01.07.11 - Covington, KY - Madison Theater
01.08.11 - Louisville, KY - Expo Five
01.10.11 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
01.13.11 - Houston, TX - House of Blues
01.14.11 - Austin, TX - Austin Music Hall
01.15.11 - Dallas, TX - Palladium
01.17.11 - Memphis, TN - Minglewood Hall
01.18.11 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
01.20.11 - Birmingham, AL - Workplay
01.21.11 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
01.22.11 - Charleston, SC - Gaillard Municipal Auditorium
01.24.11 - Knoxville, TN - Valarium
01.25.11 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore
01.27.11 - Raleigh, NC - Disco Rodeo
01.28.11 - Norfolk, VA - NorVa
01.29.11 - Richmond, VA - The National
01.31.11 - Baltimore, MD - Ram’s Head
02.01.11 - Washington, D.C. - 9:30 Club
02.04.11 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
02.05.11 - Montclair, NJ - Wellmont Theatre
02.24.11 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
02.25.11 - Providence, RI - Lupo’s
02.26.11 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
02.28.11 - Portland, ME - State Theater
03.01.11 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis
03.03.11 - Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Hall
03.04.11 - Chicago, IL - Congress Theater
03.07.11 - Madison, WI - Orpheum
03.08.11 - Minneapolis, MN - First Ave
03.11.11 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
03.14.11 - Missoula, MT - Wilma Theater
03.15.11 - Seattle, WA - Showbox
03.17.11 - Portland, OR - Roseland
03.18.11 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater
03.19.11 - Pomona, CA - Fox Theatre
03.21.10 - Los Angeles, CA - Palladium
03.22.10 - San Diego, CA - SOMA
03.23.10 - Tempe, AX - Marquee Theater

• Girl Talk:

Bert Jansch is back on his feet and back on tour, announces December dates in the US

This last September, Bert Jansch cancelled a large portion of his tourdates with Neil Young and those on the East Coast with Neil’s wife’s, Pegi Young, after an unexpected operation linked to lung cancer. The folk legend with the name no one can remember how to pronounce is now fit as a fiddle (more or less — he just turned 67), and is happy to announce his return to the road.

In a way, it’s like he never left — Jansch will begin his dates in the US with The Pegi Young Band, resuming what never was back in October. Meg Baird from Espers will accompany him one night in Philadelphia, and while she’s no Neil Young, I’m sure Bert and Neil can catch up over beers sometime soon. Now everything’s come back full pentangle — er, circle.


12.08.10 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda’s *
12.09.10 - Boston, MA - Johnny D’s ^
12.11.10 - Hartford, CT - Wadswoth Atheneum ^
12.13.10 - Vienna, VA - Jammin Java ^
12.15.10 - Brooklyn, NY - Bel House ^
12.17.10 - Pittsburgh, PA - First Unitarian Church ^
12.18.10 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom ^

* Meg Baird
^ Pegi Young Band

• Bert Jansch:

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The most expensive song in the world: file-swapper Jammie Thomas-Rasset must pay RIAA $1.5M

Duluth, MN fileswapper Jammie Thomas-Rasset just got the lawsuit version of one of those out-of-control ALL CAPS rant-y emails people send around from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), in the form of a $1.5 million lawsuit. That’s $62,500 per song! Ms. Thomas, you see, once shared 24 songs online, a copyright infringement that did not make Capitol happy. In the second trial — this is Thomas-Rasset’s third — the judge lowered her damages from $1.92 million to $54,000, calling the initial amount from the second trial “shocking.”

“We are again thankful to the jury for its service in this matter and that they recognized the severity of the defendant’s misconduct,” the RIAA said in a statement. “Now with three jury decisions behind us along with a clear affirmation of Ms. Thomas-Rasset’s willful liability, it is our hope that she finally accepts responsibility for her actions.”

This latest trial was purely to re-determine the amount of damages after unsuccessful negotiations, so it’s likely that Thomas-Rasset’s lawyers will argue once again for this amount to be reduced. After all, the first trial saw damages of “only” $222,000 ($9,250/song)!