Entries for August, 2009

So Many Dynamos Guitarist Quits, Band Presses On With Tour

Guitarist Ryan Wasoba has announced that he has left St. Louis-based math rockers So Many Dynamos. His final recording with the band was this year’s The Loud Wars, and his final shows were the two the group played with Harvey Danger in Chicago earlier this month. Wasoba has posted a lengthy statement on the band’s [...]

Bands On TV This Week: Shadows Fall, Friendly Fires, St. Vincent

Grab your remotes and program your DVRs — here’s the best of what’s coming on your TV this week: 8/31 – Dusty Rhodes And The River Band on The Daily Habit [FUEL] 8/31 – Shadows Fall on Let It Rock [FUSE] 8/31 – Dirty Projectors on David Letterman [CBS] 8/31 – The Virgins on Carson [...]

AFI, Paramore Co-headline mtvU’s Ulalume Festival

AFI and Paramore will co-headline mtvU’s inaugural Ulalume Festival on Oct. 23 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland. Other bands on the bill include Kid Cudi and Death By Sunrise (the side-project of Linkin Park’s Chester Benninton). The show–with a moniker lifted from an Edgar Allen Poe poem–is a Halloween-themed festival, complete with a [...]

Grant Hart (ex-Husker Du) Readies Solo Record For Fall

Hüsker Dü alumnus Bob Mould has had a very busy solo career since his influential band disbanded, most recently releasing his Life and Times record. Lesser known and lesser active, however, is Hüsker Dü drummer Grant Hart, who will be releasing a new solo record called Hot Wax this fall. Hart’s last solo effort was [...]

Unreleased Elliott Smith Song Surfaces

A previously unreleased song from the late Elliott Smith titled “Grand Mal” has made its way online via Smith fansite Sweet Adeline.  You can download the song here and find various discussions of the song here and here.

Cex Prepares New Album For Tigerbeat6

Baltimore, MD electronic artist Cex has mucked around with a variety of sounds over his impressive career, including glitch pop, IDM (remember that?) and weird techno. He’s also explored an equally diverse roster of record labels, including stints with Jade Tree and Temporary Residence. Now, seven years after his last release for the label, Cex [...]

Blackalicious Frontman, Gift of Gab, Readies Solo Effort

Blackalicious frontman Gift of Gab will release his solo effort, Escape 2 Mars, on October 27th via Cornerstone Recording Arts Society.  The album will feature guest spots from Del the Funky Homosapien and Brother Ali, among others.  You can view the cover art here.  You can stream the track El Gifto Magnifico  here.

DJ AM Peaces Out

DJ AM had died at the age of 36, according to various media outlets. Born Adam Goldstein, the musician was found dead in his New York City apartment today (August 28) around 5:20 p.m. local time, reports TMZ, who were told by law enforcement officials that drug paraphernalia was found at the scene. According to [...]

Dimmu Borgir Parts Ways With Keyboardist, Bassist

Norwegian black metal band Dimmu Borgir has officially confirmed the departures of both Vortex (bass) and Mustis (keyboards). The group has issued the following: “We regret to inform you that we have parted ways with both Vortex and Mustis. However, we do want to make it perfectly clear that the creative force in the band [...]

Noel Gallagher Quits Oasis

Well, he’s finally done it: Noel Gallagher has quit Oasis. In a statement posted on the UK band’s MySpace page, he said he can no longer work with his brother Liam. (In case you’re memory is a bit foggy, Noel is the one who’s the group’s guitar player and principal songwriter; his younger brother Liam [...]