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Black Dice have a new album, REPO, out now.
[mp3] Black Dice | Glazin
Watch the video.
Check their MySpace page for tour dates.

A Camp ( featuring Nina Persson and Nathan Larson) have annouced some tour dates for the next few months. RCRD LBL has some MP3s and the details. They are at the 9:30 Club May 28th.

Great Northern have a new album out. Here is a track from the album.
[mp3] Great Northern | Houses
They are on tour all of May with The Dears. The D.C. date is May 7 at the Black Cat.

Stream the new Crystal Method track, "Drown in the Now," featuring Matisyahu. They play Coachella tomorrow.

Deer Tick's new album Born on Flag Day will be out in late June. Here is a track from the record.
[mp3] Deer Tick | Easy

I was really sad not to see Say Hi when they played DC (I decided to see Glasvegas instead - bad move). Hopefully they will come around again. I loved The Wishes and the Glitch and am taking a liking to their latest album Oohs & Ahhs. Grab them both on eMusic.
[mp3] Say Hi | Hallie And Henry (Demo)
If you live on the West Coast you can catch them on tour with Cloud Cult.

Camera Obscura just announced a bunch of tour dates. They play the 9:30 Club on June 21st (the day after my birthday - hint hint).
[mp3] Camera Obscura | My Maudlin Career

The Veils have a new album, Sun Gangs, out now on Rough Trade.
[mp3] The Veils | The Letter

Check out this mashup:
[mp3] Matt & Kim v. Beastie Boys | Good Ol' Fashion Rump Shaker
Side note: On the Beastie front, I have been obsessed with Check Your Head lately, although I won't be buying the reissue because I have all the b-sides already and I have it on vinyl. The "So Wat'cha Want" CD single used to get mad play in my car in high school and college. Skills to pay the bills, y'all. Although I totally want the "The Fat Shit in '92" shirt. I used to have one but it is in t-shirt heaven now.

King Khan and the Shrines are at the 9:30 Club next week.
[mp3] King Khan and the Shrines | Land of the Freak

Dead Confederate did an Aquarium Drunkard session. Fuck yes.

Dead Confederate :: The Rat (Aquarium Drunkard Session) from Aquarium Drunkard on Vimeo.

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Tonight! At the Cat! The Whigs! and lots of exclamation points!! I am pumped! Rock!


[MP3] The Whigs | Right Hand On My Heart

Metric are back with a new album entitled Fantasies, and it will be available in the US April 14. Hear the first single "Help I'm Alive" below.

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart just announced a new tour. I missed them a few weeks ago when they played D.C. but I heard good things about the show.

[MP3] The Pains of Being Pure at Heart | Everything With You

Papercuts is a band I have a few MP3s from and would like to hear more of. They just announced a new tour with Vetiver and they will be playing Iota in Arlington in early May.

[MP3] Papercuts | Future Primitive
[MP3] Vetiver | Everyday

The Black Lips are at the Black Cat on Thursday. They are touring behind their new album 200 Million Thousand. Here are the dates for the rest of their tour.

[MP3] The Black Lips | Starting Over
[MP3] The Black Lips | Short Fuse

Pree, led by May Tabol (formerly of Le Loup) has a new five song EP on the way and is playing the Black Cat on March 19th with Meredith Bragg. DCist interviewed Pree a few weeks back.

[MP3] Pree | In The Parlor

Here is some Pree video goodness:

AON Sessions: Pree, "In the Parlor" from All Our Noise on Vimeo.

Been hearing alot about Extra Golden lately. I think I might have to check them out at Comet Ping Pong if I am free on April 14th.

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Hi Everyone. Sorry for being a bit M.I.A. so far in 2009. Work's been very hectic and Mrs. Leafblower and I just moved into a new apartment. Basically shit has been crazy. But we're out of the old apartment and settling in to our new one and hopefully things will return to normal soon. I have 16 concerts on my calendar for March, so things should be picking up. I am doing most of my daily blogging over at my Tumblr, so check there to see what I am reading on a daily basis.

Morrissey live at the Beeb.

Obama having a beer at the Phone Booth.

The Sports Guy calls out Tracy McGrady. And rightfully so.

Safari 4 is 42x faster than IE7.

The Photographic Dictionary.

Hitsville was all over the LiveNation/Ticketmaster merger hearings.

For the aspiring photographers out there i hope this is a lesson that you never know when a dream assignment will pop up out of the blue. If it does, just say yes, even if it scares the hell out of you.

Getty Bullies Photographers After Buying Agency.

I'm a sucker for any Singles reset.

18 of the best music tumblelogs.

Confucius on the Mikki Moore deal.

Noel doesn't like Liam.

Denton gives up on Defamer.

John Mayer gives bowl jobs.

And on a completely unrelated note, iTunes just served up Radiohead's "How To Disappear Completely and Never Be Found" and I had forgotten what a beautiful song it is.

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The Panthers are definitely not winning the Superbowl. Ay Carumba.

Tim Gunn Takes Wizards Shopping For Less Hideous Uniforms.


Like everyone else, I was confused about what NBC thought my reaction should be -- should I be nodding intently as Millen broke down the Cards-Falcons game and saying, "That's a great point, Guy Who Single-Handedly Murdered The Lions? "

Because fuck those kids.

I am totally obsessed with the new Animal Collective tune.

Twitter got hacked.

Pavement rules.

Apple's Jobs Being Treated for a Hormone Imbalance.

Bonehead's Barmy Army.

5D MkII and D700 High ISO Shoot-Out.

Video-on-Demand Coming to Wii in 2009.

Pavement rules, Part Two.



Q: Could I be more excited about this show?

A: No. Especially after reading the reviews of an apparently superlative MSG show in NYC. I'm kind of regretting not going to Philly last night, but the weather was kind of shit.

Hopefully no one rushes the stage this time.

I got like 4 hours sleep last night. Seriously, I'm on pins and needles! I will have a full report for everyone on Monday.

Here are a few Oasis covers for your listening enjoyment:

[MP3] Ryan Adams | Wonderwall (live)

[MP3] Cat Power | Wonderwall (live)

[MP3] Elliott Smith | Supersonic (live)

[MP3] Evan Dando | Live Forever (live)

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Quite frankly, this was one hell of a year. More about that a bit later, but let's go ahead and kick off the end-of-year-listage with the best gigs of 2008!


1) Underworld @ Virgin Mobile Festival - Baltimore, MD
What I said at the time: Crazy Crazy Crazy Crazy Crazy Crazy Crazy Crazy Crazy Crazy Crazy Crazy Crazy Crazy Crazy Crazy Crazy Crazy Crazy Crazy Crazy Crazy Crazy

Not only was this the best show I saw all year, it was one of the best shows I have ever seen. Period. It was thoroughly mind blowing. My expectations for this could not have been higher but Underworld still blew me away. All concerts should be like this.
[MP3] Underworld | Beautiful Burnout
BUY: Underworld: Everything, Everything on CD

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2) Oasis @ Virgin Festival - Toronto, ONT
What I said at the time: Craziness erupted at the Oasis gig in Toronto tonight when during "Morning Glory" some punter somehow got onstage, and gave Noel a mighty shove into the monitors directly in front of him before turning and going after Liam. Luckily security corralled the guy before he could do any more damage to the band and the gig.

Photo superstardom for yours truly! I was totally crushed that I didn't get to shoot Oasis from the pit, but because I didn't, I happened to have my camera out when Noel was attacked on stage. The resulting shots were published all over the world.
[MP3] Oasis | To Be Where There's Life (live Wembley Arena 10/16/08)
BUY: Dig Out Your Soul on CD


3) Radiohead @ Nissan Pavilion - Fairfax, VA
What I said at the time: It rained. Alot. A hell of a lot. More than you've ever seen. Ever. Almost four inches. Seriously, it was one of the biggest storms in D.C. history. And we stood outside during it and watched Radiohead. The "rain down" part of the "Paranoid Android" suddenly has new meaning to me.

Fuck. I don't think I'll ever forget this gig. It led to my first-ever photos in the Post and a whole bunch of other work. Oh yeah, and it rained. A hell of a lot. More than you've ever seen. Ever. I cannot stress this enough.
[MP3] Radiohead | Reckoner (live @ Nissan Pavilion)
BUY: In Rainbows on CD

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