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Idlewild’s U.S. tour cancelled due to guitarist injury

Idlewild's U.S. tour cancelled due to guitarist injury

Idlewild's U.S. tour cancelled due to guitarist injury

Idlewild’s U.S. tour cancelled due to guitarist injury. Idlewild’s U.S. tour dates have been cancelled due to an injury to Rod Jones. The guitarist recently broke his collarbone in an unfortunate accident and is unable to perform. “Myself and the rest of the band are absolutely gutted that we won’t be able to do these shows at this time,” Jones said. “I know this is a disappointment to some of you who have been patiently waiting for five years to see us there and it is a feeling we share with you as a band. Again I’d like to extend my sincere and heartfelt apologies and hope to see you some time in the near future.” The revered Scottish folk-punk outfit was due to make their long-awaited return to the U.S. to perform shows on the East and West Coasts in support of their recently released sixth studio LP, Post Electric Blues. The album is currently available via the Nice Music Group.

CANCELLED IDLEWILD DATES

November 16 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Echo
November 17 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Echo
November 18 – San Francisco, Calif. @ The Independent
November 20 РSeattle, Wash. @ Crocodile Caf̩
November 22 – New York, N.Y. @ Bowery Ballroom
November 23 – New York, N.Y. @ Bowery Ballroom
November 24 – Cambridge, Mass. @ Middle East Downstairs
November 26 – Chicago, Ill. @ Lincoln Hall

Jaguar Love head to the UK

Jaguar Love head to the UK

Jaguar Love head to the UK

Jaguar Love head to the UK.  Blood Brothers may have betrayed their blood oath by breaking up, but the spirit of that raucous Seattle act lives on in Jaguar Love. Despite being mainly based in Seattle and Portland, the duo basically live on the road and have played live with the likes of Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age (Rob Pope of Spoon played bass for Jaguar Love on a recent tour), TV on the Radio and more. Jaguar Love will be bringing their frenetically raucous live show to the UK for Stag And Dagger and Great Escape Festivals amongst select additional dates. Forthcoming release ‘Hologram Jams’ is the first Jaguar Love album to feature the band’s stripped down and rebuilt from the ground up two-piece line up of Johnny Whitney (Vocals, keys, drum machines) and Cody Votolato (Guitars, vocals, drum machines), both formerly of the late, lamented Blood Brothers. ‘Cody and I have always had a strong bond, both creatively and as friends – and working on this album together was the most productive, free flow of ideas I have ever been a part of,’ said Whitney. During their short career so far the band’s inimitable sound has inspired the folks at Matador Records, who signed one album and an EP, as well as Fat Possum, who have now signed them to a worldwide deal. Sophomore full-length ‘Hologram Jams’ reunited Cody and Johnny with producer John Goodmanson (Bikini Kill, Los Campesinos!, Death Cab For Cutie), who also produced Blood Brothers’ 100,000+ selling ‘Crimes’ and co-produced the subsequent ‘Young Machetes’ with Guy Picciotto of Fugazi fame. Goodmanson co-produced with Votolato and Whitney on this one too and the resulting sound combines soulful howls colliding with and coursing over relentless dance beats and heavy glam guitars. Hologram Jams is bursting with hooks.

Jaguar Love head over the Atlantic for UK dates in May:

13 May 2010 The Hope Brighton (Great Escape) – http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/TGE | 08444 77 1000
21 May 2010 Jaguar Shoes London (Stag And Dagger) – www.seetickets.com | 0870 264 3333
22 May 2010 ABC2 Glasgow (Stag And Dagger) – www.pclpresents.com | 0844 847 2487
23 May 2010 Night and Day Cafe Manchester (Stag And Dagger) – http://www.gigsandtours.com/?a=jaguar+love&site=jaguarlove | 24hr cc hotline: 0871 2200 260
24 May 2010 Hoxton Bar & Kitchen London (Headline) – http://www.gigsandtours.com/?a=jaguar+love&site=jaguarlove | 24hr cc hotline: 0871 2200 260

“New Moon,” is making history at the box office.

robertpattinsonshot“New Moon,” is doing record business at the box office.  In its opening weekend the film grossed $140.7 million — more than any other film with an autumn release in history.  No wonder, it is the kind of movie you like to see twice.  Thanks to the camera men and the actors you will see a movie that gives you A good feeling. The effects and the struggle between good and bad and all other ingredients are great. It’ a joy to see Robert Pattinson moving on the screen.  The tales of teenage vampire love based on the best-selling books by Stephanie Meyer have wooed film-goers without having to resort to acres Continue reading →

Mew to support Pixies in US

MEWMew will bring their intoxicating live shows back to the U.S. beginning November 30 in Philadelphia and running through to December 14 with a final stop in Los Angeles headlining the Henry Fonda Theater. The band has also been tapped by The Pixies to join the legendary band at their December 1st show in Washington, D.C. at Constitution Hall.  The Pixies aren’t the first influential band to hand select and generously give Mew their stage. Throughout Mew’s touring career, the band has been given numerous and critical opportunities to open for some of the biggest names in music. And now it’s their chance to pay it forward.  Mew will be Continue reading →

Jetboy Feel the Shake

jetboyAlthough they were often considered Mötley Crüe/Poison disciples, Los Angeles ’80s glam rockers Jetboy contained a former member of the group that may have been responsible for the whole musical movement in the first place — former Hanoi Rocks bassist Sam Yaffa. Joining Yaffa were Mickey Finn (vocals), Fernie Rod (guitar), Billy Rowe (guitar), and Ron Tostenson (drums), and while they never hit the big time like the aforementioned pretty boy outfits, the quintet enjoyed exposure on MTV’s Headbanger’s Ball program, resulting in some regional success. Their first two albums, 1988′s Feel the Shake and 1990′s Damned Nation (both on MCA), were issued during glam’s peak, but with the emergence of the Seattle movement, Jetboy and their ilk took a backseat to such back-to-basics rockers as Nirvana, Soundgarden, and Pearl Jam. During the late ’90s, several collections of rarities and highlights were released, including Day in the Unglamorous Life, Make Some More Noise, and Lost & Found. For lovers of ’80s glam/pop-metal, Jetboy may be one of the genre’s best-kept secrets. http://www.myspace.com/jetboyrocks

The Script set to start their first US headlining tour

thescriptAfter they open up for the legendary Paul McCartney in New York City and fellow Irishmen U2 at Croke Park, The Script are set to head out on their very first US headlining tour.  The Irish trio will receive support from pop/rockers Parachute on a string of dates in fourteen major cities across the country. Having just wrapped up a sold-out run as main support for Grammy Award winning artist Adele, the band is very eager to bring their powerful live show to the states.  Check out this behind-the-scenes video featuring backstage and live footage to get a preview of The Script experience.

The Script Headlining Dates w/Parachute:

30 Jul 2009 – Crocodile Cafe , Seattle, Washington
31 Jul 2009 – Hawthorne , Portland, Oregon
1 Aug 2009 – Great American Music Hall , San Fransicso, California
2 Aug 2009- -Epicentre , San Diego, California
5 Aug 2009 – El Rey, Los Angeles, California
7 Aug 2009 – Fubar , St Louis, Missouri
8 Aug 2009 – Triple Rock , Minneapolis, Minnesota
9 Aug 2009 – Martyrs, Chicago, Illinois
11 Aug 2009 – World Cafe , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
12 Aug 2009 – Paradise Rock, Club Boston, Massachusetts
13 Aug 2009 – Webster Hall , New York, New York
15 Aug 2009 – Piedmont Park , Atlanta, Georgia *supporting Paul McCartney
16 Aug 2009 – Cats Cradle , Carborro, North Carolina
17 Aug 2009 – Rock N Roll Hotel , Washington DC, Washington DC
19 Aug 2009 – Dallas Cowboys Stadium , Dallas, Texas *supporting Paul McCartney

The Script on Myspace: www.myspace.com/thescript
Official site: www.thescriptmusic.com

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

transformersrevengeofthefallen Alien robots have transformed into box-office superstars with $200 million in domestic ticket sales in just five days.”Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” took in $112 million in the sequel’s first weekend and $201.2 million since opening Wednesday, according to Sunday estimates from Paramount, which is distributing the DreamWorks movie.It was well on the way to becoming the year’s top-grossing movie. That was a few million dollars higher than other studios were expecting for the movie, and the figures could change a bit when final numbers are released Monday.Still, it was a colossal start for the “Transformers” sequel, whose opening five days amounted to nearly two-thirds of the $319 million domestic total the franchise’s first movie did over its entire run in 2007.  Now playing in almost every other country except India, the movie added $185.8 million overseas, for a worldwide total of $387 million. That’s well over half the $708 million global total for the first “Transformers.”  That first movie began with a $70.5 million weekend. Based on how well the sequel has done, “Revenge of the Fallen” could join the handful of movies that have topped the $400 million mark domestically. “I’d say given the momentum it has, it’s got a real shot,” said Rob Moore, vice chairman at Paramount.  For the first five days, the “Transformers” sequel was second only to last summer’s “The Dark Knight” with $203.8 million.  This was the biggest opening weekend of this year, surpassing the $85.1 million debut of “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” in early May.  The sequel began with $60.6 million on its opening day Wednesday. That also was second only to “The Dark Knight,” which had the biggest box-office day ever with $67.2 million on opening day.  With $14.4 million at 169 IMAX theaters, “Transformers” set a record for a five-day opening in the giant-screen format, nearly doubling the previous best of $7.3 million set by “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.”  “Transformers” overcame harsh reviews from critics, who called it a visual-effects extravaganza without much story or human heart. Director Michael Bay has a history of bad reviews and big box office with “Armageddon” and “Pearl Harbor.”  “Michael Bay knows how to build the perfect summer box-office beast,” said Paul Dergarabedian, box-office analyst for Hollywood.com. “He squarely aimed right at the demographic, right at what summer movie-goers want, and he put it on the screen. And audiences can’t seem to get enough of it.”  The sequel broadened the franchise’s fan base. Females accounted for just 40 percent of the audience for the first “Transformers” but 46 percent for the sequel, Moore said.  Much of that was due to the on-screen romance for the characters played by Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox, who were relative unknowns when the first movie came out. With a $13 million weekend, Disney and Pixar Animation’s “Up” became the year’s top-grossing film domestically at $250.2 million. It surpassed Paramount’s “Star Trek,” which did $3.6 million over the weekend to hit a $246.2 million total.The reign of “Up” at the top of the year’s box-office chart will be short-lived, though. The “Transformers” sequel should shoot past it in a matter of days. The Warner Bros. melodrama “My Sister’s Keeper,” with Cameron Diaz and Abigail Breslin, had a so-so debut, coming in at No. 5 with $12 million. Breslin plays a daughter conceived as a donor for her older sister, who has leukemia.  Summit Entertainment’s Iraq War drama “The Hurt Locker” had a strong start in limited release, taking in $144,000 in four theaters for an average of $36,000 a cinema. That compares to an average of $26,453 in 4,234 theaters for “Transformers.” Starring Jeremy Renner and Anthony Mackie as members of a U.S. bomb squad in Baghdad, “The Hurt Locker” has a chance to become the first real commercial success among recent war-on-terror movies, which audiences generally have avoided.  “The Hurt Locker” has earned stellar reviews since debuting at film festivals last year. It rolls out to more theaters on July 10.  Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Hollywood.com. Final figures will be released Monday.

1. “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,” $112 million.

2. “The Proposal,” $18.5 million.

3. “The Hangover,” $17.2 million.

4. “Up,” $13 million.

5. “My Sister’s Keeper,” $12 million.

6. “Year One,” $5.8 million.

7. “The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3,” $5.4 million.

8. “Star Trek,” $3.6 million.

9. “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian,” $3.5 million.

10. “Away We Go,” $1.7 million.

http://www.hollywood.com/boxoffice 

Revenge of the Fallen
Michael Bay returns to helm the sequel to the highly successful big-screen adaptation of the Transformers toy line for DreamWorks and Paramount Pictures. Much of the original cast returns for the second installment, including Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, and John Turturro, with Rainn Wilson joining in the fun as a college professor.

 Cast
Actors                          Character -  Born
Shia LaBeouf             Sam Witwicky  – Jun 11, 1986 in Los Angeles, CA
Megan Fox                 Mikaela Banes  – May 16, 1986 in Tennessee
Josh Duhamel          Sergeant Lennox – Nov 14, 1972 in Minot, ND
Tyrese Gibson          USAF Tech Sergeant Epps – Dec 30, 1978 in Watts, Los Angeles, CA
Kevin Dunn               Ron Witwicky 
Julie White                Judy Witwicky 
Ramon Rodríguez  Leo 
Isabel Lucas             Alice 
John Turturro         Agent Simmons – Feb 28, 1957 in Brooklyn, New York City, NY
John Benjamin       Hickey NSA Advisor Theodore Galloway 
Rainn Wilson            Jan 26, 1966 in Seattle, WA
http://www.transformersmovie.com/

Paramore preps ‘brand new’ release

paramoreParamore is preparing to release its third album, “brand new eyes” on Sept. 29 via Fueled By Ramen. The Nashville group – who sounds nothing like Nasheville — tapped superstar producer Rob Cavallo (Green Day, Kid Rock, My Chemical Romance) to man the decks.  The set’s first single “Ignorance” will be released to radio at the beginning of next month and will go up for sale on iTunes, Amazon and all other digital stores on July 7. Pre-sales for the record also goes up on July 7 via the band’s website.  “brand new eyes” will be released as a normal CD as well as a doozy of a deluxe version, limited to 15,000, which “includes the album on CD, a 40-page hardcover journal with Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams’ handwritten lyrics and notes on the album, a color vinyl 7″ single with four acoustic songs, a DVD featuring an exclusive making-of documentary (with interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, the ‘Ignorance’ music video and making-the-video footage, plus rare band vignettes from www.paramore.net), a 16-page full-color booklet, an exclusive Paramore poster, five limited edition collectible Paramore photos printed on hardstock paper, and a numbered certificate of authenticity” according to a release from Atlantic. Whoosh.  “brand new eyes” is the follow-up to Paramore’s breakthrough set “RIOT!,” released in 2007. The group gained even more exposure as its track “Decode” was included on the soundtrack to “Twilight.” However, as the band told Billboard, fans shouldn’t expect any Paramore songs on the “New Moon” soundtrack.  “We don’t want to be, like, the vampire house band,” drummer Zac Farro explains. “It was really fun to be a part of that, and great exposure, but I think ‘Twilight’ was it for us. We don’t want to seem like we’re trying to get in every single movie they put out.”  The band has been previewing new material as it has been opening for No Doubt on the road, now through the beginning of August. They are also scheduled to air an “MTV Unplugged” special in September.

Here is the tracklist to “brand new eyes”:
 
1.      Careful
2.      Ignorance
3.      Playing God
4.      Brick By Boring Brick
5.      Turn It Off
6.      The Only Exception
7.      Feeling Sorry
8.      Looking Up
9.      Where The Lines Overlap
10.  Misguided Ghosts
11.  All I Wanted

Here are Paramore’s/No Doubt’s tour dates:

JUNE
27        Wantagh, NY                        Nikon At Jones Beach Theater
29        Cleveland, OH                       Blossom Music Center
30        London, ON                          John Labatt Centre
JULY
2          Milwaukee, WI                      Summerfest – Marcus Amphitheater
3          Detroit, MI                             Palace Of Auburn Hills
5          St. Paul, MN                          Xcel Energy Center
6          Kansas City, MO                   Starlight Theatre
8          St. Louis, MO                        Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
10        Indianapolis, IN                     Verizon Wireless Music Center
11        Chicago, IL                            First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
13        Winnipeg, MB                       MTS Centre
15        Calgary, AB                           Pengrowth Saddledome
16        Edmonton, AB                       Rexall Place
18        Vancouver, BC                       General Motors Place
19        Seattle, WA                            White River Amphitheatre
21        Concord, CA                          Sleep Train Pavilion
22        Universal City, CA                Gibson Amphitheatre
24        Sacramento, CA                    Sleep Train Amphitheatre
25        Mountain View, CA              Shoreline Amphitheatre
27        Universal City, CA                Gibson Amphitheatre
28        Universal City, CA                Gibson Amphitheatre
31        Irvine, CA                               Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
AUGUST
1          Irvine, CA                               Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
2          Irvine, CA                               Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7          Tokyo, JPN                            Summer Sonic 2009
8          Osaka, JPN                            Summer Sonic 2009

Will Robert Pattinson board the Twilight Boat?

robert-pattinson-on-a-boatVampires must not like the ocean.  Robert Pattinson, despite the longing cries of girls in line for the cruise, won’t board the Twilight Boat as some have speculated.  Ashley Greene told E! News that “there’s no chance Pattz will be coming aboard for the upcoming Twilight cruise.” “I think he’s entirely too busy,” says Greene, aka Alice Cullen. “He’s working on, like, eight movies.”  Greene, however, along with Kellan Lutz (Emmett Cullen) will be the star attractions for the week-long cruise from Seattle to Alaska.  From meet-and-greets to a Q&A panel, Greene revealed that she’s “a little nervous” about the open seas adventure.  “I don’t know how it will turn out, because we’ll be on a boat, so that could be interesting.”

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