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Music News – Electric Mohawk http://electricmohawk.com Sat, 04 Jun 2016 00:30:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://electricmohawk.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/cropped-electric_mohawk_icon1-32x32.png Music News – Electric Mohawk http://electricmohawk.com 32 32 24514523 BREAKING: Music Legend Prince Found Dead http://electricmohawk.com/breaking-music-legend-prince-found-dead/ http://electricmohawk.com/breaking-music-legend-prince-found-dead/#respond Thu, 21 Apr 2016 17:20:49 +0000 http://electricmohawk.com/?p=6407 Music legend Prince found dead at his Minnesota estate today. He was 57. More updates as they are made available.

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prince-----_hits2----_101bMusic legend Prince found dead at his Minnesota estate today. He was 57. More updates as they are made available.

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Motion City Soundtrack calls it quits, announces “So long, farewell” tour http://electricmohawk.com/motion-city-soundtrack-calls-it-quits-announces-so-long-farewell-tour/ http://electricmohawk.com/motion-city-soundtrack-calls-it-quits-announces-so-long-farewell-tour/#respond Mon, 14 Mar 2016 17:40:17 +0000 http://electricmohawk.com/?p=6401 I found Motion City Soundtrack in college. Like a lot of people, “Commit This To Memory” was my introduction to the Minnesota pop punk band. I liked them immediately, thanks to catchy guitar and synth riffs. But the lyrics made me a true fan. Self-deprecation, self-medication, self-destruction – an admission of how our generation copes […]

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I found Motion City Soundtrack in college. Like a lot of people, “Commit This To Memory” was my introduction to the Minnesota pop punk band. I liked them immediately, thanks to catchy guitar and synth riffs. But the lyrics made me a true fan. Self-deprecation, self-medication, self-destruction – an admission of how our generation copes – laid bare for all to hear.

Now, after almost 20 years and 6 studio albums, Motion City Soundtrack announced Friday they are calling it quits.

It has been a quiet winter for us. We’ve had some time at home after a very busy 2015. With this time, we’ve been able to think about the past, present, and future of Motion City Soundtrack. All of this thinking has lead to several conversations, and these conversations have lead us to a very bittersweet realization: We have no idea what the future holds, but for now we are done. Needless to say, we’re feeling all the feels – you may be as well. If so, or if you’ve ever been touched by our music, we ask you to come out and sing along with us one last time in 2016. Please stay tuned for a very special final tour announcement on Monday. Click the link in our bio to sign up to our email list and be the first to hear the news. We really hope to see each and every one of you out there one more time. Thanks for all the love over the years. It really means a lot to us – and it always will.

Josh, Justin, Jesse, Matt, and Tony

Justin (guitars, vocals) released a video today for the fans thanking them for their support and announcing the “So long, farewell” tour.

 

Here are the tour dates:

5/5 Portland, OR Roseland

5/6 Seattle, WA The Showbox

5/8 Sacramento. CA Ace of Spades

5/9 San Francisco, CA The Regency

5/11 Anaheim, CA House of Blues

5/12 Los Angeles, CA Belasco

5/14 San Diego, CA House of Blues

5/15 Phoenix, AZ Press Room

5/17 Austin, TX Emo’s

5/18 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Live

5/19 Houston, TX Numbers

5/21 Lawrence. KS Granada

5/22 Des Moines. IA Wooly’s

6/2 Omaha, NE Slowdown

6/3 St. Louis, MO The Pageant

6/4 Indianapolis, IN Deluxe

6/5 Detroit, MI St Andrew’s

6/7 Toronto, ON The Phoenix Concert Theater

6/8 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls

6/10 Washington, DC 930 Club

6/11 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory

6/12 Boston. MA Paradise Rock Club

6/15 Hartford, CT Webster

6/16 New York, NY Irving Plaza

6/18 Wantagh, NY Jones Beach Amphitheater

6/20 Cleveland, OH House of Blues

6/22 Milwaukee, WI The Rave

6/24 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater

8/6 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom

(a few more dates to come)

You can get tickets via Ticket Master or Motion City’s One Live page.

 

Thanks for all the music, lads.

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OK Go does it again. In zero gravity. http://electricmohawk.com/ok-go-does-it-again-in-zero-gravity/ http://electricmohawk.com/ok-go-does-it-again-in-zero-gravity/#comments Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:11:10 +0000 http://electricmohawk.com/?p=6398 OK Go is known for their amazing music videos. From elaborate dance routines to Rube Goldberg machines, their innovation and thoughtfulness make me a bigger fan with every video released. Their latest offering is no exception. Filmed in zero gravity with the cooperation of S7 airlines, they had to put a disclaimer in the front. […]

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OK Go is known for their amazing music videos. From elaborate dance routines to Rube Goldberg machines, their innovation and thoughtfulness make me a bigger fan with every video released. Their latest offering is no exception. Filmed in zero gravity with the cooperation of S7 airlines, they had to put a disclaimer in the front. “No green screens or wires were used.” Personally, I think this one is among their best. No laptops were injured in the making of this video.

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Summerfest Announces 2015 Lineup http://electricmohawk.com/summerfest-announces-2015-lineup/ http://electricmohawk.com/summerfest-announces-2015-lineup/#respond Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:55:59 +0000 http://electricmohawk.com/?p=6385 March is generally linked to NCAA basketball. But there is something better for music lovers. Summerfest announced a good portion of the stage headliners today. Personally, I am looking forward to at least 12 on this particular list. One not on this list (but was announced today as well) is Trombone Shorty. Last year, it […]

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March is generally linked to NCAA basketball. But there is something better for music lovers. Summerfest announced a good portion of the stage headliners today. Personally, I am looking forward to at least 12 on this particular list. One not on this list (but was announced today as well) is Trombone Shorty. Last year, it was my favorite show of the festival. For a complete list of announcements, visit Summerfest’s 2015 page.

Headliners for Summerfest 2015

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PJ Harvey Returns with “Shaker Aamer” http://electricmohawk.com/pj-harvey-returns-with-shaker-aamer/ http://electricmohawk.com/pj-harvey-returns-with-shaker-aamer/#respond Tue, 06 Aug 2013 16:06:58 +0000 http://www.electricmohawk.com/?p=6345 After a two year silence, PJ Harvey has returned with a new single titled “Shaker Aamer”.  This is the first new material released by Harvey since 2011’s Let England Shake. The song is named after, and dedicated to, the British national imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay since 2002. The song is available for stream below.

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PJ Harvey

After a two year silence, PJ Harvey has returned with a new single titled “Shaker Aamer”.  This is the first new material released by Harvey since 2011’s Let England Shake.

The song is named after, and dedicated to, the British national imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay since 2002.

The song is available for stream below.

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Mike Doughty Announces All-Soul-Coughing-Songs Tour http://electricmohawk.com/mike-doughty-announces-soul-coughing-tour/ http://electricmohawk.com/mike-doughty-announces-soul-coughing-tour/#respond Tue, 06 Aug 2013 15:01:32 +0000 http://www.electricmohawk.com/?p=6341 Mike Doughty has confirmed a five-week, 32-city tour this fall, which will feature him and a new backing band performing exclusively songs by his former band, Soul Coughing. Doughty will perform songs from his new album of re-invented Soul Coughing tunes, as well as more songs that aren’t on the album. The new album will be released on September 17 by […]

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Mike Doughty

Mike Doughty has confirmed a five-week, 32-city tour this fall, which will feature him and a new backing band performing exclusively songs by his former band, Soul Coughing. Doughty will perform songs from his new album of re-invented Soul Coughing tunes, as well as more songs that aren’t on the album.

The new album will be released on September 17 by Snack Bar (Doughty’s own imprint) and Megaforce Records. Doughty decided to go back to his old songs to recapture his original intent, as a 22-year-old immersed in the house, hip-hop and anti-folk music of early ’90s Manhattan. Doughty recorded with hip-hop/dance producer Good Goose (Menya, Ninjasonik, Mac Lethal, Homeboy Sandman) and upright bass player Catherine Popper (Jack White, Willie Nelson). The album’s full title is a list of the songs included: Circles Super Bon Bon Sleepless How Many Cans? True Dreams of Wichita Monster Man Mr. Bitterness Maybe I’ll Come Down St. Louise Is Listening I Miss the Girl Unmarked Helicopters The Idiot Kings So Far I Have Not Found the Science.

This tour will mark the end of a years-long period where Doughty refused to play Soul Coughing songs onstage, in favor of songs from his seven solo albums. “My memoir was a big fat ball of darkness,” Doughty says, referring to his 2012 memoir, “The Book of Drugs.” “I found myself wanting to figure out who I was, where I was, and what I meant when I wrote the Soul Coughing songs. I want to find what I love in them.”

Doughty will be accompanied on the tour by Popper and drummer Pete Wilhoit.

Mike Doughty Tour Dates:

October 2013

16 — Teaneck, NJ — Mexicali Live
17 — Philadelphia, PA — Union Transfer
18 — Burlington, VT — Higher Ground
19 — Boston, MA — Paradise Rock Club
20 — Portland, ME — Port City Music Hall
22 — Cleveland, OH — Beachland Ballroom
23 — Detroit, MI — St. Andrew’s Hall
24 — Chicago, IL — Park West
25 — Minneapolis, MN — First Avenue
26 — St. Louis, MO — Off Broadway
27 — Milwaukee, WI — Turner Hall
29 — Boulder, CO — Boulder Theater
30 — Salt Lake City, UT — Urban Lounge

November 2013

1 — Vancouver, BC — The Biltmore
2 — Seattle, WA — Neptune Theatre
3 — Portland, OR — Wonder Ballroom
5 — Santa Cruz, CA — Rio Theater
6 — San Francisco, CA — The Fillmore
8 — Los Angeles, CA — The Fonda Theatre
9 — Santa Ana, CA — The Observatory
10 — Phoenix, AZ — Crescent Ballroom
12 — Dallas, TX — Trees
13 — Austin, TX — The Belmont
14 — Houston, TX — Fitzgerald’s
15 — New Orleans, LA — Tipitina’s
16 — Tampa, FL — Crowbar
17 — Orlando, FL — The Social
19 — Nashville, TN — Mercy Lounge
20 — Atlanta, GA — Terminal West
21 — Raleigh, NC — Cat’s Cradle
22 — Washington, DC — 9:30 Club
23 — New York, NY — Webster Hall

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Placebo Reveal Tracklisting for Loud Like Love http://electricmohawk.com/placebo-reveal-tracklisting-for-loud-like-love/ http://electricmohawk.com/placebo-reveal-tracklisting-for-loud-like-love/#respond Tue, 18 Jun 2013 03:48:44 +0000 http://www.electricmohawk.com/?p=6338 Placebo have revealed the tracklisting for their upcoming 7th studio album, Loud Like Love.  Loud Like Love is slated for a September 16 release, with the lead single titled “Too Many Friends”. Loud Like Love Tracklist: Loud Like Love Scene of the Crime Too Many Friends Hold On to Me Rob the Bank A Million Little […]

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Placebo - Loud Like Love

Placebo have revealed the tracklisting for their upcoming 7th studio album, Loud Like Love.  Loud Like Love is slated for a September 16 release, with the lead single titled “Too Many Friends”.

Loud Like Love Tracklist:

  1. Loud Like Love
  2. Scene of the Crime
  3. Too Many Friends
  4. Hold On to Me
  5. Rob the Bank
  6. A Million Little Pieces
  7. Exit Wounds
  8. Purify
  9. Begin the End
  10. Bosco

The album will be available in the following formats and will include:

  • 3D Lenticular Super Deluxe Box Set
    • 10″ by 10″ 3D Lenticular
    • 10 Track CD Album
    • DVD 1 – Live Session at RAK Studio
    • DVD 2 – 10 Promo Videos by Emerging Directors
    • 3 x 10″ 180g Vinyl (1 etched)
    • Lossless WAVs Download
    • 5 “Art” Postcards
    • Art Print (First 1000 Signed)
  • Digi Pack Version
    • 6 Panel Digi Pack
    • 10 Track CD Album
    • DVD (Live Session at RAK Studio)
    • Art Booklet
  • Standard CD
    • 10 Track CD Album
    • Art Booklet
  • 12″ Vinyl Set
    • 12″ Gatefold Set
    • 2 x 180g LP Coloured Vinyl
    • Art Booklet

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The Swing Set with Alex Cook Cover True Blood Theme Song “Bad Things” http://electricmohawk.com/the-swing-set-with-alex-cook-cover-true-blood-theme-song-bad-things/ http://electricmohawk.com/the-swing-set-with-alex-cook-cover-true-blood-theme-song-bad-things/#respond Mon, 17 Jun 2013 00:02:17 +0000 http://www.electricmohawk.com/?p=6332 Rat Pack-inspired big band The Swing Set with Alex Cook recently produced a cover of Jace Everett’s ”Bad Things,”  the theme song for the HBO vampire drama True Blood.  The single will be released in a joint effort with Washington, D.C.’s Molotov Theatre Group, a Grand Guignol style acting troupe. People who download “Bad Things” […]

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The Swing Set with Alex Cook - Bad Things

Rat Pack-inspired big band The Swing Set with Alex Cook recently produced a cover of Jace Everett’s ”Bad Things,”  the theme song for the HBO vampire drama True Blood.  The single will be released in a joint effort with Washington, D.C.’s Molotov Theatre Group, a Grand Guignol style acting troupe. People who download “Bad Things” through the Molotov Theatre Group website.  The track can also be purchased through iTunes and Google Play.

True Blood fans, as well as horror, music and Rat Pack aficianados who download “Bad Things” through the Molotov Theatre Group Web site are eligible to receive a special discounted rate on season passes for the Molotov Theatre Group 2013/2014 season.

Everyone who purchases “Bad Things” through Molotov also will be eligible for a drawing to win two free season passes for the Molotov Theatre Group’s 2013/2014 season. (The season’s shows are all plays that have been turned into movies: “Extremities,” “Normal,” and “Killer Joe.”)

“Bad Things” will be featured on The Swing Set’s debut album, Casino Music, released on New York City independent label, Young Pals Music.

“Bad Things” can be streamed below:

About The Swing Set with Alex Cook

Alex Cook

America is having a renewed love affair with the 1960s. From hit television shows to fashion, the swinging days of The Rat Pack are back, and as big as ever.

From its home base of Washington, DC, The Swing Set with Alex Cook has captured the sexy sound of the ‘60s. The nine-piece jazz big band’s music is, in a word, cool – like a nightclub show at the Sands, a ‘66 Mustang convertible, a breeze on a hot city night, or a vodka martini at your own private table.

The Swing Set with Alex Cook is the inspiration of actor and singer Alex Zavistovich, a musician-turned-actor-turned-musician who has performed on TV, film and stage. Bringing the concept to life was a collaboration with two of DC’s fastest rising and most respected jazz musicians. Music Director Brad Linde and Arranger Amy Bormet of the Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra provide the creative backbone for The Swing Set with Alex Cook’s authentic 1960s sound.

The band of musicians assembled by Linde gave arranger Bormet the chance for some adventurous and playful writing. Says Bormet, a jazz pianist and graduate of the prestigious Howard University music program, “One of my favorites from the first recording was George Michael’s “Faith” as a Second Line (New Orleans Style) groove. The improvisation from (trumpet player) Brad Clements and (trombone player) Jen Krupa was stylistically dead on, transforming the song into a truly convincing arrangement.”

“This isn’t an ironic wink or a hipster nod to the music of those days; we’re strictly legit,” says Zavistovich, who sings under his Screen Actors Guild name of Cook. “We approach our song selection the same way performers of the time did – we find the swing groove in classic songs as well as the pop music of the day. We haven’t arranged any show tunes yet, but that’s on the horizon, too.”

It’s all in the game for the founders of The Swing Set with Alex Cook, who note that the band name itself is an indication of their approach to the music.

“This isn’t a band backing up a vocalist; it’s a band with a singer,” says Zavistovich. “The Swing Set captures the same group feel as The Rat Pack, while staying fresh on its own. The interplay among the musicians, and the freewheeling style on stage, are all part of what made music in the 1960 so much fun. It wouldn’t make sense to do it any other way.”

Break out your tux and your little black dress. There’s a new Swing Set on the playground, and you’re in for one cool, cool ride.

About The Molotov Theatre Group

Molotov Theatre

Founded in 2007, the 501(c)3 non-profit Molotov Theatre Group is horror and suspense related theatre company particularly dedicated to education, preservation and exploration in the aesthetic of the Grand Guignol, or French Theater of Horror.

Molotov Theatre Group applies the Grand Guignol ideals to contemporary and classic works. The company also produces English translations of original Grand Guignol scripts to preserve and draw attention to this important, and essentially forgotten genre.

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The Replacements to Play Three Riot Fests, First Shows in 22 Years http://electricmohawk.com/the-replacements-to-play-three-riot-fests-first-shows-in-22-years/ http://electricmohawk.com/the-replacements-to-play-three-riot-fests-first-shows-in-22-years/#respond Thu, 13 Jun 2013 02:43:50 +0000 http://www.electricmohawk.com/?p=6329 Rewind to July 4, 1991: in Chicago, the Replacements played what was then their final show.  For one of the most commercially successful alternative rock bands of the 1980s, it was a sad day for music and has only caused the fervor surrounding the band to only grow more over the years. Last fall, members […]

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The Replacements

Rewind to July 4, 1991: in Chicago, the Replacements played what was then their final show.  For one of the most commercially successful alternative rock bands of the 1980s, it was a sad day for music and has only caused the fervor surrounding the band to only grow more over the years.

Last fall, members Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson announced a partial reunion to record an EP called Songs for Slim, a collection of covers with proceeds going to raise money for former Replacements guitarist Slim Dunlap, who suffered a stroke.  Today, the Replacements have confirmed that they will headline three Riot Fests in Chicago, Toronto, and Denver.

Stinson and Westerberg are confirmed as part of the lineup with the rest of the lineup to be announced in the near future.

Check out the song “Alex Chilton”

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OURS Announce Summer Tour Dates http://electricmohawk.com/ours-announce-summer-tour-dates/ http://electricmohawk.com/ours-announce-summer-tour-dates/#respond Sat, 25 May 2013 01:23:44 +0000 http://www.electricmohawk.com/?p=6321 New Jersey alternative rock outfit OURS will be on tour this summer supporting their latest album, Ballet the Boxer 1.  The band will be headlining the majority of the tour, but will be supporting Peter Murphy during the second half of July.  See tour dates below. In the meantime, check out a live performance of their […]

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OURS 2013

New Jersey alternative rock outfit OURS will be on tour this summer supporting their latest album, Ballet the Boxer 1.  The band will be headlining the majority of the tour, but will be supporting Peter Murphy during the second half of July.  See tour dates below.

In the meantime, check out a live performance of their song “Coming For You”

OURS Ballet the Boxer 1 Tour Dates (Click for larger image):

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