RIP: Joey LaCaze of Eyehategod

RIP: Joey LaCaze of Eyehategod

From Invisible Oranges (via BrooklynVegan):

We are very sad to report that Joey LaCaze, drummer of Eyehategod, has passed away. Though details are sketchy at this point, we’ve received confirmation from a very credible source that he has in fact passed. The band recently completed a tour of Europe and was gearing up for a string of dates in celebration of their 25th anniversary.

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If you missed Deltron 3030 on tour in 2000, you can see Deltron 3030 on tour with an orchestra in 2013

If you miss an important event in life, you cannot fill the void by attempting to simply recreate the experience. You must recreate and heighten the experience, producing something exponentially greater than that missed opportunity. If you missed out on a chance to ride a horse, ride an elephant while it swims across a river to a barbeque. If you missed a big used vinyl sale at a great record shop, find the vinyl warehouse that supplies the record shop and have sex with both Loggins and Messina in the warehouse. If you missed seeing Deltron 3030 (a.k.a. Dan the Automator, Kid Koala, and Del the Funky Homosapien) in concert, see them in concert with a 16-piece orchestra or at a festival with Slick Rick, the Wu-Tang Clan, and a hologram of ODB.

Deltron 3030’s fall tour will allegedly support the October 1 release of their perpetually delayed album and/or nine-year performance art piece, Deltron: Event II (on Bulk Recordings). The overdue album is a follow-up to 2000’s futuristic dystopian now-classic Deltron 3030. It somehow includes appearances from Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Amber Tamblyn, David Cross, The Lonely Island, Black Rob, Zach De La Rocha, and someone named Jamie Cullum. If Deltron’s recently-released EP City Rising from the Ashes is any indication, the album will consist of dope beats, complicated sci-fi plots, spacey scratching, and seemingly patternless rhyme structures. On May 15, 2012, Kid Koala described an early cut of the album to this reporter (TMT Exclusive) as “ill.”

Note for readers under the age of 20: Deltron 3030 was a hip-hop group that was beloved by many for their nontraditional subject matter, catchy production, and having two Asian men in their lineup. All three members have been busy with other projects and slowly working on this album since before cell phones could access the internet.

Deltron 3030 tour dates:

09.08.13 - Los Angeles, CA - Rock the Bells *
09.15.13 - San Francisco, CA - Rock the Bells *
10.08.13 - Boston, MA - Paradise
10.09.13 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Bowl *
10.10.13 - Washington, DC - Howard Theater
10.11.13 - Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theater
10.13.13 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of the Living Arts *
10.14.13 - New York, NY - Highline Ballroom *
10.16.13 - Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Hall
10.18.13 - Indianapolis, IN - The Vogue
10.19.13 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues *
10.20.13 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
10.23.13 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
10.25.13 - Asheville, NC - Mountain Oasis Festival *
11.10.13 - Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Fest *
11.15.13 - Denver, CO - Boom Fest *

* with 16-piece orchestra

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Beatles fan reveals plan to clone John Lennon using tooth DNA; I’m walking into the sea

Daniel Zuk, Beatles fan and Edmonton, Alberta-based dentist, has announced a plan to clone John Lennon using DNA from one of Lennon’s teeth. NME reports this.

I may just walk into the ocean.

Zuk bought the tooth for £20,000 in a 2011 auction, because, Jesus Christ, that’s a thing that happened. People got together to sell a piece of bone that was once inside a famous dead person and another person decided to pay a large sum of money for it. That same person has serious plans to clone that dead famous person so that he may live in our world again.

Hey, is anyone trying to clone long-dead rock stars in the ocean? Because that sounds like it might be a good place for me to be.

Here is a thing that Zuk said: “I’m nervous and excited at the possibility we will be able to fully sequence John Lennon’s DNA, very soon I hope. Many Beatles fans remember where they were when they heard John Lennon was shot. I hope they also live to hear the day he got another chance.” Though I’ll admit to knowing little-to-nothing about the process of cloning, I can only imagine that the clone would not retain any of the original person’s memories or experiences, thus negating this Lennon clone’s ability to write songs or perform, skills he learned throughout life. As such, I, too, am excited about the existence of this confused clone who will enter the world with no musical ability, but will be expected to have the same abilities as one of history’s most popular songwriters.

The idea that this may simply be the world’s most expensive prank has dawned on me. The existence of, a website that uses the phrase “the tooth of the matter” and could well be either the rantings of a madman or a brilliant joke, supports this possibility and soothes me. I’m going fishing.

• John Lennon:

Chondritic Sound offers Believer/Law LP, out October 29, to help you navigate the loneliness of a fundamentally isolated consciousness

Has the 21st century got you down? Well we’re only 13 years into it, bucko, so I’d say you better suck it up. We’ve got at least 87 more years of viral YouTube videos and global warming to go before the 22nd century rolls around and everything gets all nice and dandy again. Maybe you’re thinking, “But, Taylor, I don’t have your strength! My muscles are not as lean and toned as yours, and I could never stand strong against the evils of our present era!” Well, first off, thanks so much for noticing! I don’t really work out that much, but it really is satisfying when someone takes note of all the hard work I’ve put in and the progress I’ve made! And second… well, you know what? If you don’t mind, I’m going to go ahead and start a second paragraph for the next thing I’ve got to say.

Hey there! Welcome to the second paragraph, make yourself at home, friend. Like I was saying, if you don’t feel like you’re strong enough to stand against the trials and tribulations of our current age, I may have just the thing for you. You see, Chondritic Sound has got a new LP coming out from the New York industrial and electronic group Believer/Law on October 29. From the looks of it, it’ll be just what the news writer with the great biceps ordered. Believer/Law features members of Cult of Youth, Drunkdriver, Pure Ground, Missing Foundation, and Kama Rupa, so you know they’ve got the skills to hold you over for at least, oh, I don’t know, a decade or two of this retweet-stuffed century.

According to Chondritic, the album, which is called Matters of Life and Death, is “rooted in the trials and tribulations of living in the 21st century.” That’s right! It’s exactly what you’ve been looking for! And get this, instead of “wallowing in the negativity,” they get all uplifting and come to terms with the crushing realities of life itself. Shit is like Oprah with drum machines, and friendo, if Oprah with drum machines won’t solve your problems, then nothing in this world will.

Matters of Life and Death tracklisting:

01. Ashes
02. War Story
03. The Task at Hand
04. Contrition

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Traxman to release Teklife Vol. 3: The Architek on Lit City Trax in September

Traxman may have gotten robbed and shot a few months ago, but the veteran producer is so prolific and dedicated he was probably chopping shit up on his MPCs later that night. Case in point: Traxman just released a solid EP, SO DAMN WHATTT !!!!, on Interscape Records, but he’s already announcing another release, this time a 21-track, double album monster for Lit City Trax due next month. It’s called The Architek and is the third installment in the Teklife series (following DJ Rashad and DJ Spinn).

The FADER just premiered a remix of a track off the album, which you can listen to here:

UPDATE: Lit City posted another non-album track, “We Had a Sick Night,” on its SoundCloud. Check it out here:

Look for Teklife Vol. 3: The Architek digitally on September 17, followed by a vinyl release at some point. We’ll tell you about it as soon as we put in our orders first. ;)

Disc One
01. Buddha Muzik
02. Electric Funk
03. Blow Your Whistle
04. Japan
05. Killing Fields
06. Bussin
07. We Takin Over (GETO DJz, Ghetto Tekz)
08. I’m the Life of the Party
09. Hold It
10 This Shit Go Hard

Disc Two
11. All I Feel
12. Off Dem Bars (We Leanin Remix)
13. Manic
14. Don’t Let Em Turn U Around
15. We Can Go Anywhere
16. Mobile Acid
17. Makin Me Itch
18. See Things My Way
19. When Dat Shit Go
20. 2200 Acid
21. Da Best Is Yet To Come

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Talibam! tour through Europe and (briefly) return to improvisation

Last time we talked about Talibam! they were celebrating 10 years of merrymaking, rapping, and playing some dates in Europe. While the rap game was apparently fun, it seems to have grown tiresome for the New York duo who are known for blending styles and genres. Matt Mottel and Kevin Shea (a.k.a. MC Moaty Mogulz and MC K-Wizzle) are returing to their roots (sort of) for a show with Peter Evans and Alan Wilkinson as part of the Sant’Anna Arress Jazz Festival (WARNING: lots of brightly colored flash graphics) in Sant’Anna, Italy. The festival also features the likes of Cecil Taylor and the Sun Ra Arkestra.

Well, maybe “tiresome” wasn’t the right word before. It’s more likely the improv bug was itching and they had to scratch, as they will be playing a series of shows highlighting their #NOSCHOOL stylings all over Europe in the weeks following the jazz festival.

For two dudes based in New York, they sure seem to play abroad a lot. My guess is it’s either they don’t send out press releases for their US shows, or our feeble American minds cannot comprehend their realness.

Anyway, here are the tour dates:

08.24.13 - Sant’Anna, Italy - Sant’Anna Arress Jazz Festival

#NOSCHOOL Rap tour dates:

08.29.13 - Charleroi, Belgium - Rockerill
08.31.13 - London, UK - Shacklewell Arms
09.01.13 - Duisburg, Germany - Platzhirsch Festival
09.02.13 - Caen, France - Ecuyes
09.03.13 - Cherbourg, France
09.04.13 - Venlo, Netherlands - radio appearance
09.08.13 - Riviers, France - Baignade -Toujours- Interditeade Festival

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