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Thursday, April 30, 2009

GvsB sirius xm blog radio

Our weekly Sirius XM Blog Radio show airs today at noon Eastern (and again at midnight) on Sirius XMU. This week's episode features brand new music from White Denim, Acrylics, Vibes, the Field, SALEM, the Big Pink, and more. You can listen online with a free trial here. Check this week's playlist + some mp3s after the jump...

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gorilla vs. bear blog radio :: april 30

1. white denim :: mirrored and reverse
2. dirty projectors :: stillness is the move
3. vibes :: night court
4. neon indian :: deadbeat summer
5. the outcasts :: loving you sometimes
6. white denim :: heart from us all
7. acrylics :: molly's vertigo
8. glasser :: glad (delorean remix)
9. animal collective :: daily routine
10. the big pink :: velvet (gang gang dance remix)
11. neon indian :: i should have taken acid with you
12. the intelligence :: thank you god for fixing the tape machine
13. phoenix :: lisztomania (classixx version)
14. bullion :: time for us all to love
15. a mountain of one :: lie awake
16. dum dum girls :: it only takes one night
17. the mayfair set :: already warm
18. night control :: don't try
19. kurt vile :: beach on the moon (recycled lyrics)
20. woods :: rain on
21. grouper :: heavy water/i'd rather be sleeping
22. the xx :: teardrops
23. jeremy jay :: love everlasting
24. burial :: archangel
25. money addict :: life, money, and drugs (diplo remix)
26. SALEM :: ohK
27. the field :: the more that i do
28. basement jaxx :: raindrops

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

the golden filter x empire of the sun


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The Golden Filter adds this spaced-out take on Empire of the Sun's "We Are the People" to their already impressive list of stellar official remixes. Last remix from the group for a while, though, as they're finally off to work on their own stuff...

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empire of the sun :: we are the people (the golden filter remix)

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

new burial: "moth"



Burial + Four Tet are set to release a highly anticipated split 12" called Moth/Wolf Cub next month on Kieran Hebden's TEXT label. Info about the split has been hard to come by, but Juno is now streaming previews of both tracks, and they both sound amazing. I'm guessing on these track titles based on the 12" title, but I think it's safe to assume the a-side is Burial's contribution.

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burial :: moth (excerpt)
four tet :: wolf cub (excerpt)

[mp3s via juno]

Buy the Burial/Four Tet split here.

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Monday, April 27, 2009

fake surfers



Song of the night: some enjoyably warped/slightly demented lo-fi pop genius from Seattle's Intelligence. The incredibly infectious "Thank You God For Fixing the Tape Machine" is taken from the group's upcoming Fake Surfers LP, which is out May 26 on In the Red (home of Vivian Girls, Strange Boys, Black Lips, etc), and has been on heavy rotation around here over the last week or so:

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the intelligence :: thank you god for fixing the tape machine

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new phoenix :: "lisztomania (classixx version)"



Phoenix's Best New Music'ed early contender for pop song of the year was remixed by L.A.'s Classixx for the upcoming Kitsune Maison 7 compilation. It rules. Get it here (link removed by request). Kitsune Maison 7 is due out at the "end of May 2009."

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psychic



Amanda from Pocahaunted, Cameron from Sun Araw, Britt from Robedoor, and various other Not Not Fun weirdo all-stars make up lo-fi garage-soul "supergroup" Vibes. I mentioned the group's debut cassette You God It a couple months back, and that's long gone now, but we're currently wearing out a test-pressing of their funky-as-hell upcoming Psychic EP, which is due out soon on NNF. The 4-song 7" features more filthy basslines, blown-out drums, raw "spirit soul" grooves, and Amanda getting down like a banshee. Here's b-side "Night Court":

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vibes :: night court

Vibes' Psychic 7" is out May 4.

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Previously from Vibes/Pocahaunted/Sun Araw:

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vibes :: honeycomb
pocahaunted :: palm (excerpt)
sun araw :: horse steppin'

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Pitchfork premiered this new video for Ducktails' "Landrunner":



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Saturday, April 25, 2009

acrylics


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Brooklyn's Acrylics is the latest band to emerge from the Chairlift/Amazing Baby/MGMT fam that has seen so much success over the last year or so, and based on the handful of songs I've heard from the group thus far, they're roughly one iPod commercial away from blowing up like the rest of that crew. The duo -- Molly Shea and Jason Klauber -- has professed their love for Gram Parsons, Fleetwood Mac, and "really, really crystallized pop from the seventies," and that influence shines bright via Shea's dreamy, wistful yearning on the vaguely "Dreams"-esque "Molly's Vertigo," which the band was kind enough to send over for us:

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acrylics :: molly's vertigo

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Catch Acrylics' first headlining show on May 14 at Brooklyn's Cameo Gallery, with opener Pursesnatchers (members of Au Revoir Simone + Dirty on Purpose):



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Friday, April 24, 2009

mp3: new white denim



Here's the first song to surface from White Denim's ridiculously good upcoming LP, Fits:

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white denim :: mirrored and reverse

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Fits is out June 22 in the UK on Full Time Hobby.

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Thursday, April 23, 2009

photos :: My Bloody Valentine | Live in Dallas





















[photos by david. more shots here.]

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GvsB sirius/xm blog radio

Our weekly Sirius XM Blog Radio show airs today at noon Eastern (and again at midnight) on Sirius XMU. This week's episode features brand new music from Deerhunter, Glasser, the Big Pink, A Mountain of One, the Intelligence, SALEM, Wavves, Basement Jaxx, and more. You can listen online with a free trial here. Check this week's playlist + some mp3s after the jump...

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gorilla vs. bear blog radio :: april 23

1. glasser :: glad (delorean remix)
2. neon indian :: 6669 (i don't know if you know)
3. the knife :: heartbeats
4. st. vincent :: laughing with a mouth of blood
5. a mountain of one :: lie awake
6. trailer trash tracys :: strangling good guys
7. the big pink :: velvet (gang gang dance remix)
8. fever ray :: when i grow up (version by lissvik)
9. glasser :: apply (chairlift remix)
10. deerhunter :: rainwater cassette exchange
11. the intelligence :: thank you god for fixing the tape machine
12. dum dum girls :: brite futures
13. the mayfair set :: already warm
14. SALEM :: ohK
15. night control :: star 131
16. the shivers :: beauty
17. dirty projectors :: stillness is the move
18. lykke li :: after laughter (wendy rene cover)
19. grouper :: heavy water/i'd rather be sleeping
20. wavves :: friends were gone
21. PVC street gang :: cutlass
22. atlas sound :: time warp
23. kurt vile :: beach on the moon (recycled lyrics)
24. burial :: shell of light
25. la roux :: in for the kill (skream remix)
26. deerhunter :: game of diamonds
27. panda bear :: good girl/carrots (edit)
28. basement jaxx :: raindrops

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fan death :: goodbye horses



We've posted both the original and Harlem's cover of this song in the past, and now Fan Death sends us their inspired take on Q Lazzarus' "Goodbye Horses," which they recorded to commemorate their first European tour:

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fan death :: goodbye horses (q lazzarus cover)

In other news, the group has a few new demos up on their myspace page. Previously from Fan Death:



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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

the more that i do


the field / dallas

Sweden's The Field returns with another immense and cathartic dancefloor jam, which I'm pretty sure is built on looped samples from Cocteau Twins' blissed-out classic, "Lorelei." Anyone?

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the field :: the more that i do

The Field's Yesterday & Today is out May 19 on Anti-.

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mp3: new old Madvillain



"DOOM originally recorded "One Beer" over a beat which had just been used by J Dilla on Jaylib's track "No Games." Madlib made this remix of the song, "One Beer (Drunk Version)" and burned the only copy to a CD, which then went missing in his chaotic and cluttered studio..." [via stones throw]

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madvillain :: one beer (drunk version)

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

we've got to find these holes in time



Song(s) of the night: Atlas Sound's new Time Warp virtual 7" features a lilting, '60s sunshine-pop instrumental and a tripped-out psych-folk gem in which the prolific Bradford Cox ponders the possibility of escaping the suburbs via "holes in time." Between this and the awesome new Deerhunter EP, dude is on a roll this week.

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atlas sound :: springtime instrumental
atlas sound :: time warp

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mp3: new Wavves/Windsurf split 7"



Brand new unreleased jams from Wavves + Windsurf grace the new summer/beach-themed installment of the limited the FADER/Southern Comfort 7-inch series, and the Fader has hooked us up with one copy to give away. Just leave your name in the comments and I'll pick a winner tomorrow. Only 500 copies exist, but in the meantime, you can download both songs for free from the folks at Fader.

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wavves :: friends were gone

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I guess this was inevitable: introducing the Mexican Wavves, Juavves. Sounds like: "if you were to like smoke weed then go surf and like while you're on top of a sick wavve you were to take a sick bong rip and smoke more weed." Listen to the "So Bored" cover/parody/homage, "Muy Aburrido," here.

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grizzly bear vs. dead prez



The Hood Internet's latest pairs Grizzly Bear's "Two Weeks" with a hip-hop classic; not quite Fred Falke remix status, but I'm glad they didn't go with the obvious. In related news, Ed Droste is considering "releasing the stems into the wild" to see what else people come up with.

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the hood internet :: dead prez vs. grizzly bear | two weeks of hip-hop

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Basement Jaxx have a new single called "Raindrops," and it's pretty great. Stream it at myspace, or you could probably even find it on the Hype Machine.

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Monday, April 20, 2009

velvet


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London's The Big Pink is giving away this new remix, in which Gang Gang Dance re-works the group's already massive/cinematic new single "Velvet," turning the song into something like Animal Collective meets a John Hughes flick meets Cocteau Twins. Until about halfway through, anyway; then it's straight GGD the rest of the way.

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the big pink :: velvet (gang gang dance remix)

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The Big Pink's Velvet 7" is available now from 4AD. Here's the original:



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mp3: clipse x kanye



On this track from the forthcoming Till The Casket Drops LP, the Clipse brag about blowing $100 G's during the recession, while Kanye prefers to shop sensibly at TJ Maxx and Marshall's. Download the DJ Khalil production at the Clipse's blog.

update: new link, via the Clipse's Play Cloths blog:

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clipse feat. kanye west :: kinda like a big deal

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glasser



Glasser is L.A.'s Cameron Mesirow, with help from Matt Popieluch of Foreign Born on guitar. Mesirow's vibrant, glowing GarageBand jams are highlighted by warm, vaguely tribal rhythms and her strikingly gorgeous otherworldly voice. True Panther Sounds is set to release the group's debut 12" next month; here's a-side "Glad," along with Delorean's ethereal remix, complete with perfectly placed fireworks sample:

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glasser :: glad
glasser :: glad (delorean remix)

Glasser's debut 12", which features art by Tauba Auerbach, is out May 26 via True Panther. Pre-order here. Listen to the excellent Chairlift remix of Glasser's "Apply" here.

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major lazer

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santi + 1/2 of major lazer

New "surf rock ragga thingamajig" from Major Lazer's forthcoming debut, featuring Mr. Lexx + Santigold. [via mad decent]

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major lazer :: hold the line (dj edit)

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Here's the first mp3 from Sonic Youth's upcoming LP, The Eternal, courtesy of Matador Records. The label calls it a "hardcore matinee track with Kim singing salutes to French painter Yves Klein and Western Massachusetts noise artist Noise Nomads":

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sonic youth :: sacred trickster

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Sunday, April 19, 2009

erykah badu :: live at good records | dallas, tx

Erykah Badu and her Cannabinoids "played the rain frequency" last night at Good Records in Dallas for Record Store Day. Despite some pretty disappointing conduct from the Dallas Police Department toward Good Records owners Tim DeLaughter and Chris Penn during/after Badu's set, she was amazing as usual.





















[photos by david]

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Saturday, April 18, 2009

sugar mountain



Of all the outstanding exclusive releases I picked up on Record Store Day, the highlight is without question Neil Young's incredible Sugar Mountain: Live at Canterbury House 2xLP, which is available today for the first time on 200g vinyl. Released late last year on cd, the record documents a then-22-year-old Young's first post-Buffalo Springfield solo performances, at the Canterbury House in Ann Arbor, Michigan. A little pricey, but totally essential, as the sound quality is astoundingly great. There will apparently be only one pressing run, so this will inevitably sell out quick (they were all gone by the time I left Good Records).




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Friday, April 17, 2009

mp3: new deerhunter :: "rainwater cassette exchange"



New song from Deerhunter's upcoming Rainwater Cassette Exchange EP, due out June 8 on Kranky:

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deerhunter :: rainwater cassette exchange

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new SALEM :: "ohK"



In a recent review, Pitchfork.com called Nite Jewel "a shuttle-mate of SALEM in the blog-hype space race" -- not at all like the Pitchfork-hype space race, which has since been deleted -- "to find an act that can merge tapes-out-of-the-trunk hip-hop recording methods with 4AD gossamer." Ha. Moving on, SALEM recently released a new 7" on Japanese label Big Love. The new single is limited to 300 copies, and it's already sold out in Japan, but here's the a-side:

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SALEM :: ohK

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Thursday, April 16, 2009

neon indian :: deadbeat summer

More nostalgia-laced, psychedelic "dream-wave" from secretive Austin/Brooklyn duo Neon Indian: you guys seemed to be way into the first two tracks I posted from these guys, but this one might be the best of the bunch. Look for the group's debut EP, Psychic Chasms, coming soon:

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Our weekly Sirius XM Blog Radio show airs today at noon Eastern (and again at midnight) on Sirius XMU. This week's episode features brand new music from Dirty Projectors, the Bitters, Neon Indian, Night Control, El Perro Del Mar, and more. You can listen online with a free trial here. Check this week's playlist + some mp3s after the jump...

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gorilla vs. bear blog radio :: april 16

1. neon indian :: deadbeat summer
2. ariel pink's haunted graffiti :: politely declined
3. the notwist :: boneless (panda bear remix)
4. pvc street gang :: cutlass
5. yeah yeah yeahs :: pin
6. yeah yeah yeahs :: zero (animal collective remix)
7. dirty projectors :: stillness is the move
8. d'angelo :: devil's pie
9. erykah badu :: the healer
10. white denim :: shake shake shake
11. the bitters :: can you keep a secret
12. fergus & geronimo :: harder than it's ever been
13. desire :: dans mes reves
14. night control :: no making
15. amanaz :: khala my friend
16. kurt vile :: beach on the moon (recycled lyrics)
17. dum dum girls :: baby don't go
18. burial :: archangel (phaseone remix)
19. grouper :: rising height
20. neon indian :: 6669 (i don't know if you know)
21. air france :: june evenings
22. fever ray :: when i grow up (version by lissvik)
23. el perro del mar :: change of heart
24. studio :: west side
25. grizzly bear :: cheerleader
26. beach house :: rain in numbers
27. woods :: rain on
28. fergus & geronimo :: tell it in my ear

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

too little too late

Grizzly Bear's Dan Rossen plays his JoJo cover/b-day gift to Ed Droste live at The New Yorker's recent Speakeasy event, complete with an intro from Ed:



[via S/FJ's twitter]

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daniel rossen :: too little too late (jojo cover)

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crystal castles vs. dallas



Interesting evening in Dallas last night, as VEGA was kicked off the Crystal Castles bill by CC's management for something that Alan Palomo of Vega vehemently denies. CC proceeded to cancel the sold-out show altogether at around 10 PM due to what they claim was an "ill-equipped" soundsystem (a soundsystem which has accomodated the likes of Animal Collective, Holy Fuck, Ratatat, and countless other acts with extensive sound needs in the recent past). Chances are you don't care about this either way unless you're a fan of the band or were one of the thousand or so kids waiting outside for 2+ hours for the show to start, but here goes, and you can make up your own mind:

My hasty tweets last night about the evening's events prompted the following response from a representative of the Crystal Castles, which, of course, the Granada Theater categorically denies in their reply, after the jump...

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From a representative of Crystal Castles:

"a) Vegas (sic) were not kicked off for "petty bullshit", if Vegas want to try to create an internet meme out of this that's fine, whatever.

b) CC obviously did not want to leave 1000+ people hanging outside. The people at Granada pulled the plug on CC during CC's soundcheck, claiming they feared CC would "blow the soundsystem." The people at Granada tried to rent (at the last minute) proper speakers that would not "blow" for the show but it just couldn't happen on short notice. At one point they thought they had found professional speakers but 2 hours later this fell through and the decision was made that the show could not happen. Also of note, a DJ had blown their speakers a few weeks ago and they did not want this to happen again. They said they couldn't afford to repair the speakers again. It would be nice if you knew the truth and were fair to the band since this wasn't their fault. The blame goes to whoever booked this band at this ill-equipped venue."

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"Vega stole an FX-Pedal from CC. If this is not a good reason to get kicked off a bill and (possibly) get blacklisted by a promoter I don't know what is. Worst part is CC liked the guys and tried to convince us to forgive them."

VEGA's Alan Palomo denies this: "Fucking bullshit." Apparently CC borrowed one of VEGA's guitars in Austin the previous night, and the FX-pedal ended up in the guitar cab. As soon as Vega realized they were in possession of one of CC's pedals (shortly after the Austin show), they called CC's management to rectify the situation, and arranged to return the pedal in Dallas. Both the venue and Vega feel that Crystal Castles had no intention of playing this show with Vega on the bill from the beginning. Listen to audio of Palomo's response here.

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Mike Schoder, owner of the Granada, sent this reply:

"Let me start with a definition:
Prima donna:
Prima donnas cannot help the way they are because their parents spoiled them and they are still developing their personalities.
All a prima donna has to do is whine and their parents give them what they want.

Here's how our day went at the Granada on Tue:
Vega (Alan from Ghosthustler) opened for CC in Austin Monday night.
At 5pm (3 hrs before doors) we received a call from CC that Vega could not be on the bill.
Vega had been approved by CC in advance for the bill.
Early on Tue CC hired a light tech from Austin that is also a DJ to replace Vega.
CC could have communicated with Vega early in the day before they left Austin.
Vega was at the Granada waiting to soundcheck.
CC would not enter the building until Vega was gone from the premise.
Alan was super cool. No prima donna.
We've never seen this request. The other co-promoter out of Austin has never seen this kind of request.
CC whining...
CC soundchecked at 6pm instead of at 4pm.
CC didn't "like the sound of their kickdrum".
CC insists that "more woofers be brought in".
Rental places close at 6pm.
It is now 7pm.
Granada has 16 - 18" sub-woofers and 12 - 15" sub-woofers. Also 32 - 8" midranges. Lots of firepower.
Sound check was great.
CC says they would rather cancel the show than possibly not have enough kick drum.
Granada begs that the show goes on.
Granada even offers to dismantle sub woofer stacks and place them in different places in the room.
Granada was willing to do anything to have the show go on.
CC waits until after 10pm to give final cancellation.

The show must go on. Life is all perception. One person sees the day as beautiful, another sees the day as crap.
Why would any band crap on their fans like this?
Insecurity is a cancer. Love yourself. Love your sound guy and the system at the club you are playing.
Play the show. Then listen to your fans. If you don't like the sound at a club never go back to the club.
We've had every big band imaginable in every genre imaginable and had amazing shows.
Nobody has complained about our sound. This is totally out of left field.
The sound at Granada is amazing...and would have been if CC would have just got on stage and played.

Today Granada is refunding ticket cost and entire service charge to each patron.
No one cares for live music more than we do. We've put together an amazing room, staff and sound system.
We'll see you soon fellow music fans.

Mike Schoder and all the Staff at Granada.

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my bloody valentine :: live in TX



My Bloody Valentine have 5 U.S. dates scheduled later this month -- starting with Coachella on April 19 -- and somewhat inexplicably, two of them are in Texas! The band will play the Austin Music Hall on April 21, and Dallas' Palladium Ballroom on April 22, and we have a pair of tickets to giveaway for each show courtesy of C3. Hit us with an email or an @reply on twitter to enter, and I'll pick the winners this Friday (PLEASE SPECIFY whether you'd like to attend the Austin or Dallas show).

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In other MBV news, the Quietus reports that the band will curate ATP's Nightmare Before Christmas '09 in December; the lineup thus far includes De La Soul, EPMD, Sonic Youth, and more.

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