Entries for May, 2011

Gil Scott-Heron dies

Musician, poet and author Gil Scott-Heron has passed away. While his cause of death is currently unknown, we do know he died May 27 at the age of 62. Jamie Byng, Scott-Heron’s UK publisher, first confirmed the news on his Twitter.

Ex-Okkervil River dude joins Murder By Death

Scott Brackett (ex-Okkervil River) has joined Murder By Death. Brackett had previously toured with the band on occasion and has now officially become part of the full-time line up. The group is touring in support of their fifth full-length album, Good Morning, Magpie, which was released in April 2010 on Vagrant Records.

Paper Chase, Wires Under Tension, Shearwater dudes form The Nighty Nite

John Congleton and Jason Garner of The Paper Chase have teamed up with members of Wires Under Tension (Chris Tignor), Shearwater (Kevin Schneider), and the Hospital Ships (Jordan Geiger) to form The Nighty Nite. The band’s debut EP is titled Dimples and is due out June 21.

Trent Reznor and Karen O do Led Zepplin cover for soundtrack

Trent Reznor was been working with Atticus Ross to produce the score for the American remake of, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.  Well, word on the streets is that it features a cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song” as performed by Reznor and Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.  We can’t wait to [...]

Big Business adds 400 Blows guitarist to band

Big Business have added guitarist Scott Martin of 400 Blows/Crom fame to their lineup, bolstering their lineup to a quartet. In addition to that, the group will be releasing a four song 12″ titled Quadruple Single through their own Gold Metal Records label on July 26.

This is Hardcore festival 2011 announces lineup

Philadelphia’s annual This is Hardcore festival posted an official announcement on their website including the lineup, venue, block party plans, and charitable donations. The festival takes place in Philadelphia, PA August 11-14. The entire lineup is as follows: Thursday, August 11 Underdog Foundation Bracewar Reign Supreme Mindset Disengage Sacred Love Face Reality Go Rydell Friday, [...]

Mishka unveils summer 2011 collection

Mishka has unveiled the full collection of their summer 2011 shirts that are the perfect fit for anyone looking for casual wear that makes a statement. Available in three colors, these are all available for purchase at Mishka’s online shop.

Odd Future announces tour dates (2011)

Odd Future are continuing to tour.  Here are the dates they have on the books: 05-31-06-03 Sydney, Australia – Sydney Opera House 06-15 Indio, CA – Indio Performing Arts Center 06-16 San Diego, CA – Epicentre 06-21 San Francisco, CA – The Regency 06-30 Werchter, Belgium – Rock Werchter 07-01 Arendal, Norway – Hove Festival [...]

Descendents/ALL documentary directors seek photos, video

Directors Deedle Lacour and Matt Riggle are working on a new Descendents/ALL documentary titled Filmage: The Story of Descendents / ALL.  The directors are soliciting photos and video of the two bands for the film; if you’re able to help, contact them here.

Muska teams with Element for Street Art deck series

Pro skater Chad Muska has teamed up with skateboard company Element for a series of new decks titled ‘Street Art.’ Each of the boards feature gritty graphics with the words ‘Street Art Kills’ and the tag ‘Muska x Element’ inscribed on the bottom. You can get your very own now at Element retailers.