Holy Fucking Shit.

http://www.theneworleanschannel.com/news/3983737/detail.html

Dimebag Darrell (formerly of Pantera) of the band Damageplan was shot and killed on stage tonight at a Damageplan show in Columbus, OH.

According the latest news story, 4 others were killed as well, and i’ve heard reports that Dime’s brother Vinnie Paul (also formerly of Pantera), and Damageplan’s singer, Patrick Lehman, were also killed.

This is just so fucked up.

I saw Pantera in 1997 in Boise, ID, w/ Anthrax & Coal Chamber opening, i even caught one of Dime’s picks at the show too :(

Tonight happens to be the 24th anniversary of John Lennon being shot and killed as well :(

Have Yourself A Merry Indie Christmas

I have set up a torrent for the first mix, and will setup the second after people seed the first mix for a while.

http://www.morecowbell.net/bt/

You have to register an account and log in before you can download. Please leave your windows open after it finishes downloading, and seed as long as you can.

1. The Raveonettes – The Christmas Song
2. Dismemberment Plan – This Christmas
3. Death Cab For Cutie – Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
4. The Polyphonic Spree – Happy Christmas (War Is Over)
5. Sufjan Stevens – We Three Kings Of Orient Are
6. The Flaming Lips – A Change at Christmas
7. The Walkmen – No Christmas While I’m Talking
8. Mogwai – Christmas Song
9. Sufjan Stevens – O Holy Night
10. Yo La Tengo – It’s Christmas Time
11. The Flaming Lips – Christmas At The Zoo
12. Eels – Christmas Is Going To The Dogs
13. Coldplay – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
14. Low – Just Like Christmas
15. Copeland – Do You Hear What I Hear
16. Ron Sexsmith – Maybe This Christmas
17. Sufjan Stevens – What Child Is This Anyway

Here is a bit different mix that i made as well (it includes a few crossovers):

1. Eels – Christmas Is Going To The Dogs
2. Tom Waits – Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis
3. John Cale – Child’s Christmas in Wales
4. Yo La Tengo – It’s Christmas Time
5. Low – Just Like Christmas
6. Josh Rouse – Christmas with Jesus
7. Steve Earle – Christmas In Washington
8. Leona Naess – Christmas
9. Jack Johnson – Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
10. Lisa Loeb – Jingle Bells
11. The Polyphonic Spree – Happy Christmas (War Is Over)
12. Death Cab For Cutie – Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
13. The Raveonettes – The Christmas Song
14. Queen – Thank God It’s Christmas
15. Counting Crows – Holiday In Spain
16. Ron Sexsmith – Maybe This Christmas

Wilco Winter 2005 Tour Dates

fresh off the press… err wilcoworld:

FEB 08 CHAMPAIGN, IL FOELLINGER AUDITORIUM
FEB-09 COLUMBUS, OH WEXNER CENTER
FEB-11 CINCINNATI, OH TAFT THEATRE
FEB-12 MEMPHIS, TN ORPHEUM THEATRE
FEB-13 BIRMINGHAM, AL ALABAMA THEATRE
FEB-15 ORLANDO, FL HOUSE OF BLUES
FEB-16 TAMPA, FL TAMPA BAY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
FEB-17 POMPANO BEACH, FL POMPANO BEACH AMPHITHEATRE
FEB-18 SAVANNAH, GA SAVANNAH COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN
FEB-19 MYRTLE BEACH, SC HOUSE OF BLUES
FEB-21 CHARLOTTE, NC OVENS AUDITORIUM
FEB-23 WASHINGTON DC 9:30 CLUB
FEB-24 WASHINGTON DC 9:30 CLUB
FEB-25 CLEVELAND, OH HOUSE OF BLUES

Arcade Fire Video Clip

i spliced in the audio from John’s recording to a short clip i took during Tunnels at the Minneapolis show last Saturday. It’s a bit dark and kinda grainy, but still sorta neat imo.

Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels) (5.17 MB)

Edit: Also, from arcadefire.com, concerning their January/February dates, updated yesterday:

“There are lots of other shows in the works, such as: Austin, Atlanta, New York, Boston, New Orleans (especially New Orleans), etc. So more and more of those dates will appear over time.”

This Is The Story of My Red Right Ankle…

Colin Meloy, of the Decemberists is doing a solo tour in January, debuting songs from the upcoming Decemberists album, due out March.

1.13 Triple Door Seattle, WA
1.14 Doug Fir Portland, OR
1.16 Cafe Du Nord San Francisco, CA
1.17 Hotel Cafe Los Angeles, CA
1.18 Hotel Cafe Los Angeles, CA
1.19 Schuba’s Chicago, IL
1.21 Iota Arlington, VA
1.22 Fez New York City, NY
1.23 TBA Boston, MA