Tour Dates: Basement Jaxx

The anticipation for Basement Jaxx’s new album, Scars (due out this October), is building up like layers of sultry summer sweat. Yeah, it’s hot in New York right now. It will most certainly be much cooler when the Jaxx embark upon a short North American tour this fall. The dates:

10.30.09 – San Francisco, CA – Cow Palace (Live 105 event)
10.31.09 – Los Angeles, CA – HARD Haunted Mansion party
11.03.09 – Toronto, ON – Century Room
11.06.09 – Chicago, IL – Congress Theatre
11.7.09 – New York, NY – Santos Party House

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Tour Dates: The Breeders

The Breeders will head out on tour this August in support of their most recent effort, the Fate to Fatal EP. Dates are below:

8/5 Newport, KY – Southgate House
8/6 Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
8/7 St. Louis, MO – Blueberry Hill
8/8 Lawrence, KS – Bottleneck
8/9 Omaha, NE – Showdown
8/11 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Cafe
8/12 Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
8/13 Chicago, IL – Metro
8/14 Pontiac, MI – Crofoot Ballroom
8/15 Lee’s Place, Toronto, ONT (Whispertown 2000 supports)
8/17 Boston, MA – Paradise Ballroom
8/18 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
8/19 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
8/21 Washington, D.C. – Black Cat
8/22 Pittsburgh, PA – Diesel Club Lounge
8/23 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall


Tour Dates: Indian Jewelry and Psychic Ills

Texas psych-punks Indian Jewelry will be touring the U.S. and just a little bit of Canada this month, with NYC’s Psychic Ills along for the ride. See them, hear them now:

Jul 9 Long Beach, CA – The Prospector #
Jul 10 Oakland, CA 21 – Grand #
Jul 11 San Francisco, CA – Hemlock Tavern #
Jul 12 Portland, OR – Holocene #
Jul 13 Seattle, WA – The Funhouse #
Jul 14 Vancouver, BC – Little Mountain Studios #
Jul 15 Springfield, OR – Ditch Project
Jul 17 Santa Cruz, CA – The Crepe Place #
Jul 18 Irvine, CA – UC Irvine (Acrobatics Everyday) #
Jul 19 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo (Part Time Punks) #

# = w/ Psychic Ills


War on Drugs Finally Touring The Whole Country!

One of my favorite bands of late, The War on Drugs, will be supporting The Hold Steady on a national tour beginning at the end of March. Finally! Wagonwheel Blues, their debut for Secretly Canadian. Find your city here.


Mr. Lif on Tour

Boston thinking man’s MC, Mr. Lif, will head out on a big old tour this spring. That’s three months long, son. Find your city here.

Check out his ode to Obama:


Calvin Harris on Tour

Calvin Harris, the DJ/producer behind last year’s enjoyable I Created Disco, is heading out on a DJ tour this spring. ““What I’m into at the moment”, says Mr. Harris, “is the idea of stadium dance. Playing football stadiums with massive riffs, big hands-in-the-air moments.” What, no glow sticks?

03/13 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
03/14 – Mexico City, MX @ MX Beats Festival
03/15 – Las Vegas, NV @ Moon at the Palms Hotel
03/19 – Austin, TX @ C3/Playboy Party
03/19 – Austin, TX @ Ticketmaster Party
03/20 – Vancouver, BC @ Celebrities
03/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ Vanguard
03/24 – Miami, FL @ Mansion
03/25 – Miami, FL @ Institubes Party at Louis
03/26 – Orlando, FL @ Icon
03/27 – Toronto, ON @ This Is London
03/28 – Chicago, IL @ Debonair


Four Tet Touring North America

Kieran Hebden, the man better known as Four Tet, will be touring North America this spring. Like guys playing laptops? Check him out:

03/13 – New York, NY @ American Museum of Natural History
03/20 – Los Angeles, CA @ TheEcho
03/21 – San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine
03/26 – Portland, OR @ Holocene
04/17 – Chicago, IL @ Sonotheque
04/23 – Toronto, ON @ Wrongbar