Tour: Mudhoney

It’s been two years since Mudhoney last released an album but news is that one of SubPop’s most legendary bands is set to hit the road this spring. Is a new album in the works? Guess we’ll have to wait and see. In the meantime, check out Mudhoney at one of the following dates:

4/19/08 Dante’s. Portland, OR
5/30/08 Bottom Lounge. Chicago, IL
5/31/08 Headliner’s Music Hall. Lousiville, KY
6/1/08 Southgate House. Newport, KY
6/2/08 Crofoot Ballroom. Pontiac, MI
6/3/08 Cafe Bourbon Street. Columbus, OH
6/4/08 Mohawk Place. Buffalo, NY
6/5/08 Pearl Street. Northampton, MA
6/6/08 Middle East (Downstairs). Cambridge, MA
6/7/08 Highline Ballroom. New York, NY
6/8/08 Note. West Chester, PA
6/9/08 Rock and Roll Hotel. Washington D.C.
6/10/08 Cat’s Cradle. Carrboro, NC
6/11/08 The Earl. Atlanta, GA
6/12/08 Common Grounds. Gainsville, FL
6/13/08 Churchill’s. Miami, FL
6/14/08 Back Booth. Orlando, FL
6/15/08 Sluggo’s. Pensacola, FL
6/16/08 One Eyed Jack’s. New Orleans, LA
7/31/08 Forum. London, England
8/2/08 “Storas Festival”. Trondheim, Norway

You’ll be reading much more about Mudhoney drummer Dan Peters’ other gig, The Press Corps here real soon. The band also features Erik, Garrett, and Marcus of Alta May and Bruce of Mother Love Bone/Love Battery.

How about a live performance of Mudhoney’s “Touch Me I’m Sick”?

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Tour: The Swell Season (Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova)

photos by David Cleary,www.myspace.com/davidclearyphotographyYou’ve seen Once by now, right? Surely, you’ve seen Once by now. The unassuming, low budget movie has been more successful for Glen Hansard’s career than the many years he’s spent leading The Frames. With any luck, Hansard’s newfound success will circle back around and The Frames back catalog will experience a resurgence in sales.

Hansard and his co-star/girlfriend Marketa Irglova will be performing their Oscar-nominated song “Falling Slowly” live during the Oscars on Sunday night backed by an orchestra. It should be nothing short of amazing and it would be a pretty safe bet to place money on “Falling Slowly” winning the Best Song Oscar.

Hansard and Irglova will be touring the U.S. this spring. The dates are as follows:

23 april 2008 :: phoenix, az, orpheum theatre
25 april 2008 :: coachella festival, indio, ca
26 april 2008 :: oakland, ca, paramount theatre
27 april 2008 :: eugene, or, mcdonald theatre
28 april 2008 :: portland, or, keller auditorium
30 april 2008 :: seattle, wa, the moore
01 may 2008 :: missoula, mt, the wilma
02 may 2008 :: salt lake city, ut, the depot
03 may 2008 :: denver, co, ellie caulkins opera house
05 may 2008 :: lawrence, ks, liberty hall
06 may 2008 :: st louis, mo, the pageant
07 may 2008 :: minneapolis, mn, orpheum theater
08 may 2008 :: milwaukee, wi, pabst theatre
10 may 2008 :: royal oak, mi, royal oak theatre
11 may 2008 :: cleveland, oh, allen theatre at playhouse square
12 may 2008 :: louisville, ky, brown theatre doors
13 may 2008 :: atlanta, ga, the cobb
15 may 2008 :: raleigh, nc, meymandi concert hall
16 may 2008 :: richmond, va, toad’s place
17 may 2008 :: baltimore, md,meyerhoff symphony hall
19 may 2008 :: new york, ny, radio city music hall
20 may 2008 :: upper darby pa, the tower theatre
13 June 2008 :: bonnaroo festival, manchester, tn
16 june 2008 :: madison, wi, overture theatre
17 june 2008 :: chicago il, chicago theatre

New look for AtomicNed.com

Not that I didn’t like the old look and feel, but I thought it might be worth trying something new. The only thing I’m not wild about is the bow on the skull’s head, but the rest I can live with.

What do you think? Like it? Hate it?

New Jimmy Eat World tour dates

From the Jimmy Eat World email list (all dates with Paramore):

Here are the details. All times reflect local venue times. The previously announced Washington, DC and DeKalb, IL shows will go on sale next weekend. Watch jimmyeatworld.com for details:

April 1st – San Antonio, TX – Freeman Coliseum
Exclusive Presale starts Thursday, February 21st at 10am here
Password: ALWAYS
Tickets go on sale to the public Saturday, February 23rd at 10am here

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Bands to Watch 2008: Sleepercar

Download: Wasting My Time

Taking a bumpy off-road off the Sparta highway, Jim Ward is exploring a previously untapped path with his new project, Sleepercar, a full-blown rootsy, twangy, rural rock offering. While Ward’s bread-and-butter, Sparta, is known for it’s melodic, post-hardcore sound which, itself, is just a few steps removed from Ward’s previous band, At The Drive-In, Sleepercar owes much more to the mid-America sounds of Gram Parsons, the Old 97s, and the tumbleweed landscape of Ward’s home state, Texas.

Sleepercar has a handful of Texas tour dates coming up (including an appearance at SXSW):

Mar 18 – Brownsvile – Galeria 407
Mar 19 – McAllen – Incubator
Mar 20 – Laredo – GW Roadhouse
Mar 21 – Corpus Christi – Brewster St
Mar 22 – College Station – venue tba
Mar 25 – Ft Worth – Lola’s
Mar 26 – Wichita Falls – 169
Mar 27 – Amarillo Golden – Light Cafe
Mar 28 – Abilene – Monks Cafe
Mar 29 – Lubbock – Jakes
Mar 30 – Marfa – Ray’s Bar

Sleepercar’s debut, ‘West Texas‘, drops in stores on April 22.

It’s interesting to note that there is another band with the same name out there, just displayed a tad bit different. Sleeper Car, from Chicago, not so surprisingly, also plays in the Americana sandbox and you should keep your eyes on these guys as well; their ‘Love and Anxiety’ EP is getting a lot of plays on my iPod lately.