Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Concert Announcements / Music News (April 15, 2009)

Local T.O. photographer Carrie Musgrave has great photos on from Metric's show at The Mod Club last night. chartattack and Eye Weekly review the show - obviously they played much of their recently released new album "Fantasies". They're playing a whack of North American and European dates but will return home to play Edgefest at Downsview Park on June 20. You can download a free remix by Brazilian electro-house duo The Twelves of Metric's 'Help I'm Alive' over at RCRD LBL.

Eye Weekly's cover girl and topic of a feature article for tomorrow's issue is Neko Case who's playing two sold out shows at Trinity St. Paul's on April 17 and 18. Hey, does anyone suspect any trouble with photo-taking with point-and-shoot cameras at the upcoming shows in Toronto. Comments over at Brooklyn Vegan about Neko's recent show in NYC at Nokia Theatre speak about camera troubles and having been forced to check them.

NOW drops some buzzy names for the upcoming NXNE festival including Black Lips, No Age, Health, Matt and Kim, King Khan & BBQ Show, Fake Blood, and These Are Powers. NOW also says that NXNE in collaboration with Luminato will present Do Make Say Think, Final Fantasy, and Berlin experimental electronic musician Robert Lippok collaborating live to perform a soundtrack to a rare print of the 1919 silent horror film "Tales Of The Uncanny" for a FREE presentation at Yonge Dundas Square on June 11.

NylonTV has a video interview with Natasha Khan aka Bat For Lashes who namedrops Dead Can Dance, talks about her alter ego Pearl and speaks about her new album "Two Suns", out in Canada April 21. Via The Music Slut. Bat For Lashes will play The Mod Club on April 25.

Also via The Music Slut, AC Newman and band (including background vocals from Nicole Atkins) performed 'Like A Hitman, Like A Dancer' (off his most recent album "Get Guilty") on Late Show With David Letterman a few days ago:

Video: AC Newman - 'Like A Hitman, Like A Dancer' (live on Late Show With David Letterman - April 13, 2009)

Kid Koala's at Lee's Palace on May 7. Via Eye Weekly.

Telepathe (who were suppose to open for Ladytron and The Faint at the Phoenix recently) play the El Mocambo with house-y electronica band Teengirl Fantasy on June 4.

Always on the pulse of new tour info, Chromewaves (courtesy of one of his recent Facebook status') informs that Phoenix (the French band) will play the Phoenix (the Toronto music venue) on June 15. Their new album "Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix" is out in Canada on May 26. '1901' off the new album, is streaming over at their MySpace. Phoenix also performed the song on Saturday Night Live recently:

Video: Phoenix - '1901' (live on SNL)

ScotlandOnSunday interviews reluctant frontwoman Traceyanne Campbell of Camera Obscura. They play a highly-anticipated show at Lee's Palace on June 27 with fellow-4AD labelmates opener Anni Rossi. 'French Navy' off their new album "My Maudlin Career" out on 4AD next week, has a music video:

Video: Camera Obscura - "French Navy" (music video)

NME has an exclusive stream of Depeche Mode's new album "Sounds Of The Universe", officially released in Canada on April 21. Depeche Mode, with openers Peter Bjorn and John, play Molson Ampitheatre on July 24.

UK's Friendly Fires return for a show at Lees Palace on August 10.

Magnet has interviews with both PJ Harvey [interview] and John Parish [interview] and their long-standing working relationship that's recently spawned their second collaborative effort "A Woman A Man Walked By". Polly Jean, John and band were recently on Late Night With Jay Leno to perform live:

Video: PJ Harvey & John Parish - 'Black Hearted Love' (live on Late Night With Jay Leno - Mar 26, 2009)

Kingblind point out that The Fall have signed with Domino who'll be releasing their new album whenever it's done.

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