Citizen Cope performing live at Bonnaroo 2009

Citizen Cope is excited to announce that the band, along with other amazing musicians, will be performing at this year’s Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. We hope to see you there! Check out the full details below.

Superfly Productions and A.C. Entertainment are excited to announce the initial lineup for the 2009 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The eighth annual four-day camping and music festival will be held on June 11 – 14 on the same beautiful 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee, 60 miles south of Nashville. Every year Bonnaroo seeks to make history by offering unique and exclusive performances by rock’s greatest legends as well as its most significant newcomers.

A full list of confirmed acts follows, and more will be announced in the coming weeks. The final Bonnaroo 2009 lineup will total over 120 bands and over 20 comedians performing on 13 stages over four days. Tickets go on sale exclusively through www.bonnaroo.com on Saturday, February 7 at 12:00 PM Eastern.

Official festival website is www.bonnaroo.com

2009 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival Confirmed Artists: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Phish (2 Shows) Beastie Boys Nine Inch Nails David Byrne Wilco Al Green Snoop Dogg Elvis Costello Solo Erykah Badu Paul Oakenfold Ben Harper and Relentless7 The Mars Volta TV on the Radio Yeah Yeah Yeahs Gov’t Mule Andrew Bird Band of Horses Merle Haggard MGMT moe. The Decemberists Girl Talk Bon Iver Béla Fleck & Toumani Diabate Rodrigo y Gabriela Galactic The Del McCoury Band of Montreal Allen Toussaint Coheed and Cambria Booker T & the DBTs David Grisman Quintet Lucinda Williams Animal Collective Gomez Neko Case Down Jenny Lewis Santogold Robert Earl Keen Citizen Cope Femi Kuti and the Positive Force The Ting Tings Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 Grace Potter and the Nocturnals Kaki King Grizzly Bear King Sunny Adé Okkervil River St. Vincent Zac Brown Band Raphael Saadiq Ted Leo and the Pharmacists Crystal Castles Tift Merritt Brett Dennen Mike Farris and the Roseland Rhythm Revue Toubab Krewe People Under the Stairs Alejandro Escovedo Vieux Farka Touré Elvis Perkins In Dearland Cherryholmes Yeasayer Todd Snider Chairlift Portugal. The Man. The SteelDrivers 0A Midnite The Knux The Low Anthem Delta Spirit A.A. Bondy The Lovell Sisters Alberta Cross

Los Angeles duo Chris and Thomas announce March 09 California dates

CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED LOS ANGELES-BASED INDIE FOLK DUO CHRIS AND THOMAS ANNOUNCE MARCH 2009 WEST COAST SWING

Defend Music recording artists Chris and Thomas will be hitting the road this winter in support of their critically acclaimed album Land of Sea.

The Los Angeles-based indie folk duo recalls moments of great troubadour couplings such as Simon and Garfunkel while retaining their own distinctive, cinematic sound which has earned them press accolades.

NPR’s Song of the Day calls the album track “Take These Thoughts” “a warm, harmony-drenched roots-pop gem that hits its mark with glorious efficiency…Chris and Thomas are nothing if not born to sing simultaneously.” Web authority the All Music Guide asserts that the album is “Filled with homespun lyrical wisdom and poetic touches revolving everyday concerns and matters of the heart, gorgeous music, and fabulous picking…A timeless set.” American Songwriter declared that the duo is “…the sound of two voices in the closest of harmony, like the spirit of shared soul…this is authentically heartfelt, resonant music.” MOJO Magazine in the UK said this of the album: “One’s from Memphis, one’s from Munich, but their voices fuse like twins on this excellent full-length debut, a very close runner up to album of the month. They can sound like Joe Pernice channeling Simon & Garfunkel or young Crosby & Nash lost on a moonlit prairie. This is evocative and impressive stuff.”

Chris and Thomas’s voices blend perfectly and the live atmosphere is a beautifully intimate experience, complete with humorous asides as in-between song banter. They are truly a duo who sounds phenomenal on recording but are equally powerful in the live setting.

Tour dates are as follows:
03/05/09 Orchard Valley Coffee Campbell, CA
03/06/09 Painted Sky Studios Cambria, CA
03/07/09 The Plough and Stars San Francisco, CA **
03/11/09 Monterey Live Monterey, CA
03/14/09 Duncan House Concerts Ventura, CA ***
03/15/09 Frog N Peach San Luis Obispo, CA
03/19/09 Coffee Gallery Backstage Altadena, CA

BLINK-182 REUNITE & RECORD

OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM BLINK-182

Hi. We’re blink-182.
This past week there’ve been a lot of questions about the current status of the band, and we wanted you to hear it straight from us. To put it simply, We’re back. We mean, really back. Picking up where we left off and then some. In the studio writing and recording a new album. Preparing to tour the world yet again. Friendships reformed. 17 years deep in our legacy.

Summer 2009.

Thanks and get ready…

PELICAN SIGN TO NEW LABEL, RECORDING A NEW EP AND ALBUM, TOURING SELECT CITIES THIS SPRING, INCLUDING SXSW! SOUTHERN LORD TO BE THE NEW HOME FOR HEAVY ROCK ICONS PELICAN. SHOWS FROM MARCH-APRIL INCLUDING SPECIAL SXSW SETS. A NEW EP BEING RECORDED NOW IN SEATTLE WITH WORK AN ALBUM TO FOLLOW THIS SPRING

PELICAN SIGN TO NEW LABEL, RECORDING A NEW EP AND ALBUM, TOURING SELECT CITIES THIS SPRING, INCLUDING SXSW! SOUTHERN LORD TO BE THE NEW HOME FOR HEAVY ROCK ICONS PELICAN. SHOWS FROM MARCH-APRIL INCLUDING SPECIAL SXSW SETS. A NEW EP BEING RECORDED NOW IN SEATTLE WITH WORK AN ALBUM TO FOLLOW THIS SPRING.

It is with immense reverence that Southern Lord Recordings announces the signing of Chicago heavy-rock instrumental icons Pelican. Their genre-defying sound and eagerness to explore new musical directions will fit right at home alongside similar bands on the label like Earth, Boris and sunn 0))). Pelican is currently at Red Room studios in Seattle, WA recording an EP that will be their first release on Southern Lord. The new material promises to be heavier, darker and very “riff-oriented” comments guitarist Trevor de Brauw. A very special guest guitarist who has been heavily influential to the band will be making a guest appearance more details to be revealed shortly!

In March Pelican will be touring alongside new label mates: Wolves In The Throne Room including a triumphant return to the South By South West music fest in Austin, Tx. at the Southern Lord showcase. Upon returning home Pelican will focus their sights on their 4th full-length album. For more info on Pelican and Southern Lord

www.myspace.com/Pelican

Pelican- March/April 2009 tour:
*w/ Tombs, Dredg
**w/Tomgs, Wolves In The Throne Room

Sun Mar 15 Iowa City IA @ The Picador *
Mon Mar 16 Kansas City KS @ Riot Room *
Tue Mar 17 Tulsa, OK @ The Marquee *
Wed Mar 18th San Antonio, TX @ Scout Bar * plus Tricky
Thu Mar 19 Little Rock, AR @ Vino’s **
Fri Mar 20 Austin, TX @ Emo’s SOUTHERN LORD SXSW SHOWCASE (w/Eagle Twin, Black Cobra, Wolves In The Throne Room etc..)
Sun March 22 Austin, TX Red 7 **
Wed March 25th Tempe, AZ @ The Sets **
Thu March 26th San Diego, CA @ The Casbah **
Fri March 27th West Hollywood, CA @ The Troubadour **
Sat March 28th San Francisco, CA @Slim’s **
Sun March 29th Portland, OR. @ Hawthorne Theatre **
Mon March 30th Bellingham, WA @ Nightlight **
Tue March 31st Seattle , WA @ Neumo’s **
Thu Apr 2nd Salt Lake City, UT @Club Vegas **
Fri April 3rd Denver , CO @The Marquis Theatre **
Sun April 5th Chicago ,IL @ Empty Bottle **

Mi Ami New Guitar mp3 from Watersports and full tour dates

For the next two months, Mi Ami will be on the road virtually non-stop, hitting U.S. towns large and small alike, some of them possibly near your very place of residence. In conjunction with the announcement of these dates, we wanted to give away an MP3 to lend a taste of the band’s forthcoming full-length debut album Watersports The track “New Guitar” is now available for free download by clicking right
here.

MP3 link

Below is a comprehensive list of upcoming tour dates and details. Mi Ami will be hitting just about every major geographic region in the U.S., so there’s ample opportunity to check out their wild and passionate live performances.

02/05/09 – Hi Dive, Denver, CO
02/06/09 – 8th Street Tap Room, Lawrence, KS
02/07/09 – The Hideout, Chicago, IL
02/08/09 – Revolution Cycles, Madison, WI
02/09/09 – Yellow Barn, Ann Arbor, MI
02/10/09 – Garfield Art Works, Pittsburgh, PA
02/11/09 – Cakeshop, New York, NY – with Thank You
02/12/09 – Monster Island Basement, Brooklyn, NY – with Thank You
02/12/09 – WFMU, Radio
02/13/09 – PA’s Lounge, Boston, MA – with Thank You
02/14/09 – Bar St. Laurent 2, Montreal, Canada – with Thank You
02/15/09 – Sneaky Dees, Toronto, Canada – with Thank You
02/16/09 – The Pike Room, Pontiac, MI – with Thank You
02/17/09 – AV Aerie, Chicago, IL – with Thank You
02/18/09 – Basement House Party, Iowa City, IA – with Thank You
02/19/09 – Ribco, Rock Island, IL – with Thank You
02/20/09 – Slowdown Jr, Omaha, NE – with Thank You
02/21/09 – Rhinoceropolis, Denver, CO – with Thank You
02/22/09 – The Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, UT – with Thank You
02/24/09 – Vera Project, Seattle, WA – with Thank You
02/25/09 – Someday Lounge, Portland, OR – with Thank You
02/26/09 – Little Red Room, Eureka, CA – with Thank You
02/27/09 – Hemlock, San Francisco, CA – with Thank You
02/28/09 – The Smell, Los Angeles, CA – with Thank You
03/01/09 – Solar Culture Gallery, Tucson, AZ – with Thank You
03/02/09 – Farm, San Antonio, TX
03/03/09 – Mohawk, Austin, TX – with Thank You
03/04/09 – The Mink, Houston, TX – with Thank You
03/05/09 – Lounge on Elm Street, Dallas, TX – with Thank You
03/06/09 – The 529, Atlanta, GA – with Thank You
03/07/09 – Nightlight, Chapel Hill, NC – with Thank You
03/08/09 – Triple, Richmond, VA – with Thank You
03/09/09 – Floristree, Baltimore, MD
03/10/09 – Velvet Lounge, Washington, DC – with Food for Animals
03/11/09 – Johnny Brendas, Philadelphia, PA – with Pissed Jeans
03/12/09 – Silent Barn, New York, NY
03/14/09 – TBA, Charleston, SC
03/15/09 – Farm 255, Athens, GA
03/16/09 – Sluggo’s, Pensacola, FL
03/21/09 – Dozal Brothers House Show, El Paso, TX
03/22/09 – Trunk Space, Phoenix, AZ
03/23/09 – Pehr Space, Los Angeles, CA

The Black Lips Get Kicked Out Of India

The Black Lips Get Kicked Out Of India

Like the Sex Pistols’ January ’78 tour of the Deep South, The Black Lips recent expedition to India was marked by a series of fairly seismic culture shocks. Everything from bottle-throwing fans at a gig in Pune, to livid show promoters in Chennai, all in response to a bunch of full-frontal punk rock provocateurs from Atlanta. For those that still haven’t heard the story, the band was booked to play on India’s equivalent of American Idol, The “Campus Rock Idol” Tour, a big-ticket televised series with large corporate sponsors. Last Saturday, in Chennai, the band entertained the crowd with what stateside fans would consider a typically raucous Black Lips show, replete with intra-band lip locking, and Cole de-pantsing, mooning the crowd, and attempting to play his six-string with, well, his privates. Barely okay in America, definitely NOT okay in India, the band was subsequently chased out of the country and the sponsors pulled the plug, effectively canceling the rest of the tour and the television season. The events have caused an international wave of news coverage, rounded out by everything from defensive “It’s only rock n roll” stories to meatier pieces that tease out the more nuanced concepts at play here, namely artistic freedom versus cultural respect.
Considering the wealth of information – some accurate, some not so much – that washed up on American shores after the event, it’s fortunate that VBS.tv cameras were there to document what transpired. Over the coming weeks, VBS will be running a series entitled “The Black Lips in India,” which faithfully documents the band’s turbulent experience before and after the Chennai gig, their escape to King Khan’s pad in Berlin, and beyond. The (100% NSFW!) trailer for the series — which captures every bit of Cole — is now available on VBS.tv.

Watch The Trailer For Black Lips In India:

Read The Letter Cole Alexander Sent After The Escape

Read The Vice Interview With Drummer Joe Bradley

The Lips are currently gearing up for a multi-month North American tour in support of their forthcoming third Vice release, 200 Million Thousand. Last week, amidst all the hubbub, the band offered up the single “Short Fuse” for free to fans. The album is due February 24th, and is now available for pre-order through Amazon at the link below.

Download And Share “Short Fuse” From The Black Lips’ 200 Million Thousand [Vice Records; February 24th, 2009]