St. Vincent brings her current tour to Toronto for a show at Lee's Palace on August 8 in promotion of her newest album "Actor" out now on 4AD. The Dallas Morning News spoke to hometown girl Annie Clark about her new album. Metromix also spoke with Annie.
Looking ahead to the summer, the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) has it's bandshell schedule up. Check out the full schedule although I'd guess most of you'd only be interested in Tokyo Police Club and Winter Gloves who play the bandshell on Saturday August 29. As previously announced TPC also play Mississauga at Mississauga Civic Square on July 24 as well as Hillside Festival in Guelph on July 25-26. Winter Gloves play Harbourfront Centre on July 10 as well as Hillside Festival on July 25-26.
NME reports that Pete Doherty, Carl Barat, and Gary Powell of The Libertines reunited for the first time since the band split in 2004 to play at London Rhythm Factory for a tribute gig to the late Johnny Sedassy (London gig promoter who played a large part in the formation of The Libertnies). Check out the NME link for video clips also. Wow, what a terrific band they were.
Pitchfork TV captures Tindersticks live at Brooklyn, NY's Masonic Temple.
It's been a couple of years since Scotland's My Latest Novel passed through town but in the meantime their sophomore full-length "Deaths and Entrances" is out today. The Scotsman has an interview with three of the band's members, Laura McFarlane, Chris Deveney, and Gary Deveney. Peenko has the band's live session performed on BBC's Vic Galloway program on May 4, 2009 available for download.
Aurora's Ruby Coast play
Taking a break from the festival circuit, Underworld will be at Kool Haus on August 11, tickets $30-$40 and went onsale this past Friday. They'll also be in Montreal at Metropolis on August 12. Full dates over at their MySpace.
You may notice on my sidebar the Paste banner that advertises the magazine's campaign for donations to keep the magazine afloat. In return for a donation, you will get access to 70+ rare & exclusive tracks. Check out the full details of the campaign here. With the recent demise of the print edition of Magnet I was actually leaning towards a subscription to Paste. I'd really like to see Paste stick around.