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Sonic Youth, The Kills and Black Mountain on charity album

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Sonic Youth, The Kills to appear on Elijah Wood charity album. Sonic Youth, The Kills and Black Mountain are just some of the artists that have donated tracks to Elijah Wood’s charity compilation. The album will be called ‘Elysium: A Benefit For The Art of Elysium’ and will raise money for, you guessed it, The Art of Elysium, which is a charity that encourages working actors, artists and musicians to dedicate their time and talent to children battling serious medical conditions. Elijah Wood has musical cred, having signed Apples In Stereo to his Simian Records label. It looks like he was in fine musical form with the song selections here though.  The full track listing is:

Black Mountain – Tyrants
The Kills – Tape Song
Sleigh Bells – Infinity Guitars
Grass Window – Rattled Call
Music Go Music – Reach Out
Jeremy Jay – Beautiful Dreamer
Sleepy Sun – New Age
Wolf People – October Fires
The Golden Dogs – Permanent Record
Oh No Ono – Internet Warrior
Sonic Youth – No Way
White Denim – Yo-Yo
Malachai – Hear It Comes
Cave – Made In Malaysia
Ty Segall – Caesar
Balaclavas – Up The Newel
Earthless – Jull
Sweet Apple – Do You Remember?
The Soft Pack – Answer To Yourself
Stardeath and White Dwarfs – New Heat

Red Stripe to launch new London club night

red-stripeLondon’s industry youth and new music supporters Red Stripe unite for new Camden club night. For over 80 years Red Stripe Lager has embodied the long, rich history of Jamaica, its music and DIY culture. Over the last three-and-a-half decades, the beer has become inherent with good music and a spirit of youthful rebellion. Its association with music was cemented in the UK in the late seventies, by the emergence of reggae, punk and ska. Club ‘Stripe’ is an extension of this and opens its doors to all that challenges, thrills and borders on the next big thing.  Club ‘Stripe’ will be booked and promoted by Alex Lee Thomson of Rockfeedback and Orbit PR (Secret Garden Party, Orbital, Spiritualized) with Rhiannon Price and Olivia Morrell of Girls In Green Shoes (Blissfields Festival, Life In Film, Barefoot Confessor).

The goal will be to create a club night that offers not only a three-band-bill but an event thick in atmosphere and comparable to the festivals which united ALT and GIGS with Red Stripe; in keeping with current trends to evolve the standard club night within London. The night will be focused on supporting new and cutting edge music, using support slots creatively to promote new and emerging acts, integrating online / digital marketing and virals with a full PR campaign to maximise exposure around London.  A number of surprises for ticket holders will unfold encouraging anything from the occasional dance-off to a legend lookalike battle, with new music remaining central to what club ‘Stripe’ is about; a spirit of creative independence.  Red Stripe Dingwalls (500 paying capacity) has been central to the Camden music scene since 1973. Having hosted bands such as Foo Fighters and White Stripes to White Denim and Young Knives, Dingwalls promoter David Messer is confident that Stripe @ Dingwalls, under the direction of ALT and GIGS, will offer sell out and newsworthy nights for its 2009 launching events.  Club ‘Stripe’ will run to other established music venues outside London in 2010.

Currently booking acts until the end of 2009, club ‘Stripe’ will be launched in June by ALT/GIGS. Available dates for booking include: Thurs 25th June, Thurs 27th Aug and Thurs 29th Oct. Budgets can be discussed directly with GIGS.

The Great Escape UK

51979862Bringing the best new music from across the world to Brighton on: 14th, 15th and 16th May 2009 .
The Great Escape, the biggest and best city based festival in the UK is growing bigger by the day as the organisers confirm the latest bands in the 2009 line up. The policy to book the best new and rising artists from all over the world is really taking shape with an amazing list of quality fresh music from emerging new talents.

The Great Escape have added a further list of bands to the bursting line-up for 2009. Within this list is there is the Brighton based Maccabees, Texan rockers White Denim and NME Radar Award winners 2009 The Big Pink. Other acts include;  

THE MACCABEES * WHITE DENIM * SCHOOL OF SEVEN BELLS * CHAIRLIFT * JAMES YUILL * BOXER REBELLION * THE MAE SHI * ABE VIGODA * DM STITH * FAN DEATH * HEARTBREAK * MAGIC MAGIC * WE WERE PROMISED JET PACKS * THE XX * HOT SILK POCKETS * CASIOKIDS * ULTERIOR * RAINBOW ARABIA * HARRY’S GYM * THREE TRAPPED TIGERS * THE WEEK THAT WAS * SKINT AND DEMORALISED * TRAILER TRASH TRACY’S * DAN BLACK * THE NEW WINE * RODNEY FISHER * FUTURECOP! * ROGUES * OU EST LE SWIMMING POOL * MORIARTY * HEARTLESS BASTARDS * CONAN MOCKASIN * MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS * MEME LOVE * MIRANDA LEE RICHARDS * THE BRUTE CHORUS

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