Better Dead Than Lead

Ted Leo / Pharmacists

Thu 10/14/04 New York, NY Knitting Factory
Thu 10/21/04 Baltimore, MD Ottobar
Fri 10/22/04 Raleigh, NC King’s Barcade
Sat 10/23/04 Atlanta, GA The EARL
Tue 10/26/04 Tallahassee, FL Club Downunder
Fri 10/29/04 Dallas, TX Gypsy Tea Room
Tue 11/02/04 La Jolla, CA Porters Pub
Wed 11/03/04 Anaheim, CA Chain Reaction
Fri 11/05/04 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre
Sat 11/06/04 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
Mon 11/08/04 Portland, OR Bossa Nova
Tue 11/09/04 Seattle, WA Neumo’s
Wed 11/10/04 Vancouver, BC The Drink
Fri 11/12/04 Salt Lake City, UT Kilby Court
Sat 11/13/04 Denver, CO Climax Lounge
Tue 11/16/04 Duluth, MN University Of Minnesota
Thu 11/18/04 Chicago, IL Metro / Smart Bar
Fri 11/19/04 Detroit, MI Magic Stick

Interpol / Secret Machines Tour

Oct 11th, 2004
Boston, MA : Avalon
Secret Machines, TBA

Oct 12th, 2004
Montreal : Metropolis
Secret Machines, TBA

Oct 13th, 2004
Toronto : The Docks
Secret Machines, TBA

Oct 15th, 2004
Detroit, MI : State Theater
Secret Machines, TBA

Oct 16th, 2004
Columbus, OH : Newport Music Hall
Secret Machines, TBA

Oct 17th, 2004
Chicago, IL : Riviera Theatre
Secret Machines, TBA

Oct 19th, 2004
Minneapolis, MN : First Avenue
Secret Machines, TBA

Oct 22nd, 2004
Seattle, WA : Paramount Theatre
Secret Machines, TBA

Oct 23rd, 2004
Vancouver : Commodore Ballroom
Secret Machines, TBA

Oct 24th, 2004
Portland, OR : Crystal Ballroom
Secret Machines, TBA

Oct 25th, 2004
San Francisco, CA : Warfield Theatre
Secret Machines, TBA

Oct 27th, 2004
Los Angeles, CA : The Wiltern
Secret Machines, TBA

Oct 28th, 2004
Los Angeles, CA : The Wiltern
Secret Machines, TBA

Oct 29th, 2004
San Diego, CA : SOMA
Secret Machines, TBA

Oct 30th, 2004
Tempe, AZ : Marquee Theatre
Secret Machines, TBA

Nov 1st, 2004
Dallas, TX : Gypsy Ballroom
Secret Machines, On! Air! Library

Nov 2nd, 2004
Austin, TX : Stubbs Bar-B-Q
Secret Machines, On! Air! Library

Nov 4th, 2004
Atlanta, GA : Roxy Theatre
Secret Machines, On! Air! Library

Nov 5th, 2004
Asheville, NC : The Orange Peel
Secret Machines, On! Air! Library

Nov 7th, 2004
Philadelphia, PA : Electric Factory
Secret Machines, On! Air! Library

Nov 8th, 2004
Providence, RI : Lupos at the Strand
Secret Machines, On! Air! Library

Nov 9th, 2004
Washington DC : 9:30 Club
Secret Machines, On! Air! Library

Nov 11th, 2004
New York, NY : Hammerstein Ballroom
Secret Machines, On! Air! Library

Nov 12th, 2004
New York, NY : Hammerstein Ballroom
TBA

This is Not a Test, of the Emergency Broadcast System…

Thu Oct 14, 2004 Trees Dallas, TX US
Fri Oct 15, 2004 Concrete St. Amphitheatre Corpus Christi, TX US
Sat Oct 16, 2004 Stubbs Bbq Austin, TX US
Sun Oct 17, 2004 Numbers Houston, TX US
Tue Oct 19, 2004 Jannus Landing St. Petersburg, FL US
Thu Oct 21, 2004 Tabernacle Atlanta, GA US
Fri Oct 22, 2004 House of Blues Myrtle Beach, SC US
Sat Oct 23, 2004 Starland Sayerville, NJ US
Tue Oct 26, 2004 9:30 Club Washington, DC US
Wed Oct 27, 2004 Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA US
Thu Nov 04, 2004 Clutch Cargo’s Pontiac, MI US
Sun Nov 07, 2004 Quest Minneapolis, MN US
Tue Nov 09, 2004 Ogden Theatre Denver, CO US

Passing Through Uncounscious States…

Death Cab For Cutie Fall Tour

10/11 Tampa, FL Masquerade w/ Travis Morrison
10/12 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse w/ Travis Morrison
10/13 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall w/ Travis Morrison
10/14 Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre w/ Travis Morrison
10/15 Kansas City, MO The Beaumont Club w/ Travis Morrison
10/16 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue w/ Travis Morrison
10/17 Pontiac, MI Clutch Cargo’s w/ Travis Morrison
10/20 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero w/ Pretty Girls Make Graves
10/21 Providence, RI Lupo’s At The Strand w/ Pretty Girls Make Graves
10/22 New York, NY Roseland Ballroom w/ Pretty Girls Make Graves
10/23 Washington, DC 9:30 Club w/ Pretty Girls Make Graves
10/24 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle w/ Pretty Girls Make Graves
10/25 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle
10/26 Nashville, TN RCKTWN w/ Pretty Girls Make Graves
10/28 New Orleans, LA Tipitina’s w/ Pretty Girls Make Graves
10/29 Houston, TX Numbers w/ Pretty Girls Make Graves
10/30 Austin, TX Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheatre w/ Pretty Girls Make Graves
10/31 Ft. Worth, TX Ridglea Theater w/ Pretty Girls Make Graves
11/02 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues at Mandalay Bay w/ Pretty Girls Make Graves
11/03 San Diego, CA SOMA w/ Pretty Girls Make Graves
11/06 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theatre w/ Pretty Girls Make Graves
11/07 Sparks, NV The New Oasis
11/08 Chico, CA Chico State University w/ Pretty Girls Make Graves

Ugh.

Friday, October 1 at 8:00 PM
Her Space Holiday
at 400 Bar, Minnesota
$8 in advance $10 day of show

Normally i’d be ecstatic to finally see these guys, if it wasn’t for the fact that i already have tickets to see Martin Sexton that night, and there’s a show at the Triple Rock i ALSO want to see that night (Rye Coalition, Your Enemies Friends, & Division of Laura Lee).

this. sucks.

there is still a possibility i can see Her Space Holiday after the Martin Sexton show, as it’s a theatre show, starting at 7:30, and 400 Bar Shows always start at 9 or later. guess we’ll see.

not to mention, the late show at the Triple Rock is also pretty solid, John Vanderslice (even if i can’t stand him live), Robbers on High Street, & Will Johnson (of Centr-Matic).

You Can’t Hear ‘em On the Radio…

Wilco dates!! including Minnesota!

The Minneapolis date is fresh off the burner too, just confirmed yesterday!

OCT 25 MINNEAPOLIS, MN ORPHEUM THEATRE info tba
OCT 26 MADISON, WI ORPHEUM THEATRE info tba
OCT 29 CHICAGO, IL AUDITORIUM THEATRE info tba
OCT 30 CHICAGO, IL AUDITORIUM THEATRE info tba
NOV 06 DENVER, CO THE FILLMORE AUDITORIUM info tba
NOV 11 PORTLAND, OR ROSELAND THEATRE tba
NOV 13 SAN JOSE, CA SJSU EVENTS CENTER info tba
NOV 14 OAKLAND, CA PARAMOUNT THEATRE info tba
NOV 18 LOS ANGELES, CA THE WILTERN THEATRE info tba
NOV 19 LOS ANGELES, CA THE WILTERN THEATRE info tba
NOV 22 SALT LAKE CITY, UT KINGSBURY HALL info tba

only ones that are confirmed so are are Dec 11th & 12th, if the Roxy is for sure the venue they’re playing in Boston, they better be doing like a week stint:

Dec 10th The Pixies Hammerstein Ballroom New York
Dec 11th The Pixies Hammerstein Ballroom New York
Dec 12th The Pixies Hammerstein Ballroom New York
Dec 13th The Pixies Hammerstein Ballroom New York
Dec 15th The Pixies Tsongas Arena Lowell MA
Dec 16th The Pixies Palladium New York
Dec 17th The Pixies Palladium New York
Dec 19th The Pixies Roxy Boston
Dec 20th The Pixies Roxy Boston
Dec 21st The Pixies Roxy Boston
Dec 22nd The Pixies Roxy Boston

from Key Music Group

The Pixies on my birthday (Dec 21st) in Boston, at the Roxy? sounds like a great present! ;)

Faded Stateside Glamour

Thanks to karen+1 via Stereogum

Graham Coxon is no longer supporting Franz Ferdinand, but The Delays are!!!

They put out one of my favorite albums (not to mention debuts) all year, and now I finally get to see them live, I can’t wait! I actually was not planning on going to this show, but I can’t miss it now. I dig The Futureheads record as well, so all is good.

now i just need to go to The Quest and pick up a ticket for $16.50, no way in hell i’m paying any of that $28.50 for ONE FUCKING $17 TICKET on Ticketbastard.

Just A Fond Farewell To A Friend

litebrites now black and white
cause you took apart a picture that wasn’t right
pitch burning on a shining sheet
the only maker that you’d want to meet
the dying man in a living room
who’s shadow paces the floor
who’ll take you out in the open door

this is not my life
it’s just a fond farewell to a friend
it’s not what i’m like
it’s just a fond farewell to a friend
who couldn’t get things right
fond farewell to a friend

he said really i just wanna dance
good and evil matched perfect it’s a great romance
i can deal with some physic pain
if it’ll slow down my higher brain
veins full of disappearing ink
vomiting in the kitchen sink
disconnecting from the missing link

this is not my life
it’s just a fond farewell to a friend
it’s not what i’m like
it’s just a fond farewell to a friend
who couldn’t get things right
fond farewell to a friend

i see you’re leaving me and taking up with the enemy
the cold comfort of the in between
a little less than a human being
a little less than a happy high
a little less than a suicide
the only things that you really tried

this is not my life
it’s just a fond farewell to a friend
it’s not what i’m like
it’s just a fond farewell to a friend
who couldn’t get things right
fond farewell to a friend
this is not my life
it’s just a fond farewell to a friend

It’s the Year of the Rat

Badly Drawn Boy dates:

Oct 6 : Walla Walla, WA - Whitman College
Oct 7 : Portland, OR - Aladdin Theatre
Oct 8 : Seattle, WA - Showbox
Oct 10 : San Francisco, CA - Fillmore
Oct 12 : Los Angeles, CA - Avalon
Oct 13 : San Diego, CA - Cane’s
Oct 14 : Phoenix, AZ - Marquee Theatre
Oct 16 : Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue
Oct 17 : Boulder, CO - Fox Theatre
Oct 18 : Lawrence, KS - Liberty Hall
Oct 20 : Minneapolis, MN - Pantages
Oct 21 : Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre
Oct 22 : St. Louis, MO - Pageant
Oct 24 : Dallas, TX - Gypsy Tea Room
Oct 25 : Austin, TX - La Zona Rosa
Oct 26 : Houston, TX - Meridien