Wednesday, March 30, 2011

New from Jane's Addiction — "End to the Lies"

Posted By on Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 3:13 PM

A song from the upcoming Jane's Addiction album has been released. "End to the Lies" is a bit different from other songs you may have heard by the band...

Check it out:

Jane's Addiction - End to the Lies by paniko

The band's next album, The Great Escape Artist, is due this summer.

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Cover bands hit Alive After Five schedule

Posted By on Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 12:02 PM

No big surprise here... the first five acts for Alive after Five have been announced and, yep, they're all cover bands. Craptastic.

The first four weeks will be held at the Wachovia Plaza and feature a quartet of "party bands" — Liquid Pleasure on April 7, 80z Enuff on April 14, Hot Sauce on April 21 and Love Tribe on April 28.

The event will head to the Epicentre on May 5 with Alternate Take, described as a "party band" that's also available for weddings. Great...

How about a schedule that reads something like - Simplified, Matrimony, Overmountain Men, The New Familiars, Eyes of the Elders and Harvard... I can give the names of 50 more local bands that should be playing instead of the usual suspects. Something instead of the same crap year after year after year. Give local bands some exposure and some money in their pocket and support originality.

Actually, I need to find out who does the booking for this. I think they'll be interested in my new TV show. It's going to be called "Einsfeld." I'm now casting the parts of Egorge, Yerrj, Lainee and Ramerk. It's basically a show about nothing... In one episode, it's all centered around waiting for a table at a Chinese restaurant. Yeah, you've heard it before, and it won't be as good as the original, but there will be different people playing the characters, so I'm sure you'll be interested.

I'm also looking for six people who can star in another comedy called "Buddies," kinda like "Friends" — a lot of it will take place in a coffee shop. The best part is that the scripts are already written - we just need to find a location and some cameras.

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Treasure Fest benefit on Friday

Posted By on Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 11:43 AM

This Friday, at The World Famous Milestone Club, they will be holding for a benefit for the upcoming multi-venue Charlotte based music festival, Treasure Fest.

Treasure Fest will be held throughout the Plaza-Midwood area May 20-21 featuring underground musical artists from all over the east coast, particularly our Southeast region. Including marvelous acts such as Philidelphia based Mose Giganticus, Atlanta's The Emotron and local gems like Andy the Doorbum, 25 Minutes to Go, Appalucia, Harvard, Blossoms and Junior Astronomers — it will certainly be an event you won't want to miss.

For a complete line up visit: Treasure Fest's website where you can also purchase tickets for $25, a steal for such a large array of talented musicians over the course of two days.

Nonetheless, come out this Friday night and get a small taste of what is to come with some of Charlotte and Long Island's most enjoyable indie and for southern sake, muddy Catawba country. Our own Harvard and Great Architect are bound to get your head swinging while Appalucia will get the indie kids hooting and hollering so Long Island's Robbers can close in the night, who judging from what I've heard are a rad act that shouldn't be missed while they are here (they sadly aren't attending Treasure Fest).

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Come out, support Treasure Fest and have a great night of sweet jams and stiff drinks at the Milestone. $7-9 will be a small price to pay to a good cause in exchange for the fantastic eve and days ahead in May.

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Ticket giveaway: Delbert McClinton

Posted By on Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 10:48 AM

We've got a pair of tickets to see Delbert McClinton this Saturday night, April 2, at the Neighborhood Theatre. The Josh Panda Band is set to open.

To win, simply leave a comment below via valid e-mail address and let us know your favorite Delbert McClinton song.

A winner will be picked Friday morning at 10 a.m.

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Ticket giveaway: Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band

Posted By on Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 10:44 AM

We've got a few pairs of tickets to see Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty and Josh Phillips Folk Festival this Friday, April 1, at the Neighborhood Theatre.

Interested? Just tell us which band you're most interested in seeing in the comments below - with a valid e-mail address. We'll pick 5 winners on Friday morning to each win a pair of tickets.

The show starts at 9:30 p.m.

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Bobby Long, Braveyoung, Gifts from Enola tonight (3/30/11)

Posted By on Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 8:50 AM

Bobby Long The 24-year-old British singer-songwriter had his debut album engineered by Grammy-Award winner Liam Watson, most famous for his work with the White Stripes, and has been road tested doing 160 shows over seven months in seven countries a few years back. Long has built a following with a distinct soulfulness and personal lyrics. Don’t be shocked if screaming girls show up; he did co-write a song that was later sang by pal Robert Pattinson of Twilight fame. $10. Visulite Theatre. www.visulite.com. (Mike McCray)

Braveyoung In a week bloated with instrumental rock options for your pocketbook, this Greensboro collective offers the best vocals-free (largely) bang for your buck. Formerly operating under the tag Giant, the rechristened Braveyoung recently released a strikingly rich and beautiful paean to solitude — We Are Lonely Animals — that tilts the band’s axis from Mogwai-flavored drama toward the potent minimalism of Mono. Rather than relying on guitar pedal-effects and unrelenting crescendo tsunamis (too soon?), these songs burn inexorably toward incandescent epiphanies via elegiac piano, deeply resonant bowed-double bass, and thundering timpani. Spine-tingling stuff. With Thomas Giles (ex-Between the Buried and Me), Stephen Brodsky and The Bear Romantic. $12-$14. Tremont Music Hall. www.tremontmusichall.com. (John Schacht)

Gifts from Enola This Harrisburg, VA outfit solders together familiar instrumental rock elements (metal/post-rock/psychedelia) and careers between EITS-like crescendo flurries and Converge’s aural assaults (minus the scream-o shite), but rarely develops a distinct sound of its own. The band’s 2009 release, Found Fathoms, had some intriguing moments, but they were too often overshadowed by the swell-and-release school of post-rock clichés. With The Farewell Monument and Little Tybee. $6-$8. The Milestone. www.milestoneclub.com. (Schacht)

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Live review: The Catch Fire, Cement Stars, Today the Moon Tomorrow the Sun

Posted By on Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 3:24 PM

The Catch Fire, Cement Stars, Today the Moon Tomorrow the Sun

Visulite Theatre

March 25, 2011

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The Deal: Charlotte acts The Catch Fire and Cement Stars hit Visulite Theatre with Atlanta's Today the Moon Tomorrow the Sun.

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Britney Spears 'performs' on Good Morning America

Posted By on Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 10:30 AM

Did you catch Britney Spears on Good Morning America on Tuesday morning? It was quality entertainment — and I mean that in a laugh-out-loud sense.

Here's what's sad. The show sold out in 14 minutes. So people had to buy tickets to this, just like any other Britney Spears concert. And just like any other Britney Spears concert, she lip synced the entire thing. Known to lip sync so that she can focus on her dancing, Spears could hardly get her ass moving this morning. Maybe it was the early hour, maybe she's just out of shape.

She sat on boxes and gave them a light humping. She threw a hand in the air and waved it around like she kinda didn't care too much... Her panties hung out of her leotard. It was a hot mess with the emphasis on mess.

Her fans won't care because they're fans. They'll say I don't know what I"m talking about and that I'm a hater. The fact is — they should care. They should be outraged. They should want to see someone sing and give it their all instead of acting like a puppet or like a 5-year-old putting on a Britney Spears impression for a child's talent contest. It was weak, lacked emotion and showed what's completely wrong with pop stars these days.

Dear Britney, why don't you give a shit? Oh yeah, because you're rich and your fans are paying you and not complaining. Your new album, Femme Fatale, is out today and I hope sales are poor. Not so that you don't earn money, but maybe to inspire you to offer something worth a damn.

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Live review: Viva Viva, Aloud, Public Relations, KPSoloman5000

Posted By on Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 10:19 AM

Viva Viva, Aloud, Public Relations, KPSoloman5000

The Milestone

March 26, 2011

The Deal: This past New Years Day, I was fortunate enough to be the only non-hung-over person at the Milestone's New Years Day Hangover Party. For this I am thankful because I got to experience some amazing music by KPSoloman5000 and Aloud from Boston and I probably wouldn't have been as struck if I were nursing a terrible hangover. To my surprise, and for the benefit of those that couldn't pay full attention last round, Aloud was to come back to the Milestone March 26 booked with their hometown friends Viva Viva and our locals KPSoloman5000 and Public Relations. I had the feeling I was in for a night of satisfying, moderate déjà vu.

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This week's new releases (3/29/2011)

Posted By on Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 10:09 AM

Here's a quick rundown of what's new in stores this week:

Wiz Khalifa Rolling Papers

Los Lonely Boys Rockpango

Mountain Goats All Eternals Deck

Willie Nelson, Wynton Marsalis and Norah Jones Here We Go Again

Peter, Bjorn & John Gimme Some

Radiohead The King of Limbs

Snoop Dogg Doggumentary Music

Britney Spears Femme Fatale

Sum 41 Screaming Bloody Murder

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