John Vanderslice + The Tallest Man On Earth Summer US Tour

The Tallest Man on Earth returns to the Turf Club after a killer Twin Cities debut there in March:

Mon Jun 01, 2009     St. Paul, MN     Turf Club
Wed Jun 03, 2009     Iowa City, IA     The Mill
Thu Jun 04, 2009     Milwaukee, WI     Turner Hall
Fri Jun 05, 2009     Madison, WI     High Noon Saloon
Sat Jun 06, 2009     Chicago, IL     Empty Bottle
Sat Jun 06, 2009     Chicago, IL     Metronome Celebration     (John Vanderslice only)
Mon Jun 08, 2009     Newport, KY     The Southgate House
Tue Jun 09, 2009     Pittsburgh, PA     Andy Warhol Museum
Thu Jun 11, 2009     Philadelphia, PA     Johnny Brenda’s
Fri Jun 12, 2009     Brooklyn, NY     Music Hall of Williamsburg
Sat Jun 13, 2009     New York, NY     Bowery Ballroom
Sun Jun 14, 2009     Cambridge, MA     Middle East Downstairs
Tue Jun 16, 2009     Washington, DC     Black Cat
Wed Jun 17, 2009     Chapel Hill, NC     Local 506
Thu Jun 18, 2009     Atlanta, GA     The Earl
Fri Jun 19, 2009     St. Augustine, FL     Cafe Eleven
Sun Jun 21, 2009     Orlando, FL     The Social
Tue Jun 23, 2009     Nashville, TN     Exit/In
Thu Jun 25, 2009     Dallas, TX     House of Blues – Pontiac Garage
Fri Jun 26, 2009     Austin, TX     The Parish
Sun Jun 28, 2009     Phoenix, AZ     Modified
Mon Jun 29, 2009     Los Angeles, CA     Troubadour
Tue Jun 30, 2009     San Diego, CA     Casbah

Free Energy (ex-members of Hockey Night)

Finally, the dudes from Hockey Night just started a MySpace & Facebook Page for their new band called Free Energy. Their new  tunes sound pretty awesome..
Here is a blog entry on their MySpace which they started today..
everybody grab a buddy there’s a party in the pool!!! stay tuned for more news, shows, a limited dfa 7″ single, videos, mockumentary, recipes, safety tips, sound legal advice, sure bets, and where to go for the best deals.”

More Cowbell presents…The Hive Dwellers, Chain & The Gang, Vampire Hands, Lucy Michelle, Mystery Palace @ Eclipse Records


Calvin Johnson, former Beat Happening front man and K Records head honcho, is going on tour with his brand new band, The Hive Dwellers. The tour will kick off on April 14 with K newbies Chain and the Gang, featuring Ian Svenious (Nation of Ulysses, the Make-Up, Weird War, etc.) Interestingly, aside from the front men, the two groups will consist of the same members — Bret Lyman (Bad Thoughts), Brian Weber (Dub Narcotic Sound System), Sarah Pedal, and Fred Thomas (Saturday Looks Good to Me, City Center). – Jon Lorenz

Read more about the Tour @ Tiny Mix Tapes

Tour dates after the jump.. Continue reading

Yeah Yeah Yeahs @ First Avenue + 2009 US Tour Dates


5/23 Quincy, WA –    Sasquatch Festival
5/26     Chicago, IL    –     Riviera Theatre    On Sale 5/2, 10am
5/27     Detroit, MI –     Clutch Cargos     On Sale 4/29,10am
5/28     Columbus, OH    –    Newport Music Hall    On Sale 5/2, 10am
5/30     Minneapolis, MN    –    First Ave     On Sale 5/2, 10am
5/31     Milwaukee, WI    –     Eagles Club     On Sale 5/2, 10am
6/2     St. Louis, MO    –     The Pageant On Sale 5/1, 5pm
6/3     Kansas City, MO    –    The Beaumont    On Sale 5/9, 10am
6/6     Mountain View, CA    –    Live 105 BFD
6/12     Manchester, TN    –    Bonnaroo
7/31     Jersey City, NJ    –    All Points West

Sonic Youth @ First Avenue + 2009 US Tour Dates


June 28th – Chicago, IL – Vic Theater
June 29th – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
July 2nd – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
July 3rd – New York, NY – United Palace Theatre
July 6th – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
July 8th – Richmond, VA – The National
July 10th – Knoxville, TN – Bijou Theater
July 11th – Nashville, TN – War Memorial
July 12th – Birmingham, AL – Sloss Furnaces
July 13th – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
July 15th – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
July 16th – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s
July 18th – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
July 20th – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall
July 21st – Minneapolis, MN – First Ave
July 23rd – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
July 25th – Seattle, WA – Capitol Hill Block Party
July 28th – Portland, OR – Roseland Ballroom
July 30th – Salt Lake City, UT – Twilight Music Fest
July 31st – Denver, CO – Ogden Theater
August 2nd – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater

General tickets are on sale Sat May 2. Presale tickets on sale Friday May 1.  Buy Early Get Now exclusive presale tickets available April 30.

2009 Subway Music In The Zoo Lineup


This year Sue McLean seems to have booked a little bit of everything:

06/12/2009  – The Derek Trucks Band / Ruthie Foster – $29
06/16/2009 – Tower of Power / Stephanie Divine – $31
06/26/2009 – Los Lonely Boys – $34
06/27/2009 – The Avett Brothers / Samantha Crain and the Midnight Shivers – $25
06/28/2009 – BoDeans / Rocket Club – $33
06/30/2009 – Femi Kuti / King Sunny Adé – $33
07/02/2009 – Soul Asylum / Slim Dunlap – $35
07/03/2009 – Toots and the Maytals – $43
07/15/2009 – Gov’t Mule – $29
07/17/2009 – Keb’Mo’ – $39
07/18/2009 – Dave Koz / Brian Culbertson – $46
07/25/2009 – Tina & The B-Sides (an evening with, First full reunion in 10 years) – $33
07/31/2009 – Solid Gold / Jeremy Messersmith / The Pines –  $18
08/01/2009 – Gear Daddies – $48
08/03/2009 – Paolo Nutini / Erin McCarley / Matt Hires – $25
08/08/2009 – Alejandro Escovedo / Romantica – $25
08/15/2009 – Yonder Mountain String Band / Xavier Rudd – $32
08/19/2009 – Pat Green / Chris Knight – $25
08/21/2009 – Dar Williams / Haley Bonar / Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers – $24
08/28/2009 – Gaelic Storm (an evening with) – $29

Apparently there are still a few yet to be confirmed/announced as well.

Individual shows go onsale Mon, May 18th @ 10am
Season Packages go onsale Fri, May 8th @ 10am thru Thur, May 14th (one week only!)

For more info and the latest updates visit:

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Dark Dark Dark // Chickadee Mountain Martyrs // BruteHeart // Poor Weather Club // The Blackthorns (7" Release)

Dark Dark Dark
The Chickadee Mountain Martyrs
Brute Heart
Poor Weather Club (Zyklon B Kool/The Brightest Stars all died)

All ages, $5, show starts at 10pm. The records sold at this show will come with bonus CDs.

Also, some old Blackthorns’ videos are now up
here and here.
Lower your speaker volume before clicking on the 2nd one..

Bob Dylan / Willie Nelson / John Mellencamp Summer Tour Dates


Dear Friends,

Bob Dylan has just announced an ambitious line-up for this year’s summer concert tour. Along with fellow troubadour Willie Nelson, this summer The Bob Dylan Show will also feature John Mellencamp, marking just the second time in the past 24 years that these three performers have shared the concert stage. is happy to offer pre-sale tickets for all ballpark shows to its visitors, going on sale starting on Monday, April 27. At each venue, the gates will open 30 minutes early for holders of tickets purchased during the pre-sale. For details, see the Tour page.

Since first embarking on a tour of minor league baseball parks in 2004, over a half-million fans have come together to spend a night under the stars. With free admittance for children*, these tours draw a multi-generational fan base rarely seen on the concert circuit, causing one reporter to describe it as, “more like a backyard party than a rock concert.” The Boston Globe ranked the tour amongst “the most relaxed, enjoyable shows of the year. “You Can’t Beat Fun At The Old Ballpark,” came a headline from the Chicago Sun Times.

All concert tickets are priced at $67.50 and most shows are general admission, allowing fans to grab a seat in the stands or find a place to watch from the field. Tickets will go on sale throughout the month of May and will be available at the local ballpark ticket office and affiliated ticket outlets. There is no baseball game on the day of the show. *Children 14 and under get in free with each adult ticket holder.

Showtime is 5:30pm and gates open at 5:00. Gates will open at 4:30 for holders of pre-sale tickets.

For more information about Bob Dylan’s summer tour dates and pre-sale opportunities, visit

Date  City  On-Sale  Pre-Sale

7/1 Milwaukee, WI at Marcus Amphitheater – Summerfest (Bob & Willie only)
7/2 Sauget, IL at GCS Ballpark 5/2 4/27
7/4 South Bend, IN at Coveleski Stadium 5/2 4/27
7/8 Louisville, KY at Louisville Slugger Field 5/9 5/4
7/10 Dayton, OH at Fifth Third Field 5/2 4/27
7/11 Eastlake, OH at Classic Park 5/2 4/27
7/13 Washington, PA at Consol Energy Park 5/2 4/27
7/14 Allentown, PA at Coca-Cola Park 5/2 4/27
7/15 New Britain, CT at New Britain Stadium 5/9 5/4
7/19 Syracuse, NY at Alliance Bank Stadium 5/9 5/4
7/21 Pawtucket, RI at McCoy Stadium 5/9 5/4
7/23 Lakewood, NJ at FirstEnergy Park 5/2 4/27
7/24 Aberdeen, MD at Ripken Stadium 5/9 5/4
7/25 Norfolk, VA at Harbor Park 5/9 5/4
7/28 Durham, NC at Durham Bulls Athletic Park 5/9 5/4
7/29 Sevierville, TN at Smokies Park 5/16 5/11
8/4 Round Rock, TX at The Dell Diamond 5/16 5/11
8/5 Corpus Christi, TX at Whataburger Field 5/16 5/11
8/7 Grand Prairie, TX at QuikTrip Park 5/30 5/25
8/11 Glendale, AZ at Camelback Ranch 5/16 5/11
8/12 Las Vegas, NV at Cashman Field 5/30 5/25
8/14 Fresno, CA at Chukchansi Park 5/30 5/25
8/15 Stockton, CA at Banner Island Ballpark 5/30 5/25

Circus @ Clown Lounge


Tonight is the debut of Circus in the Clown Lounge of the Turf Club. My pals Winship (Wes) and Jonathan Ackerman (of the Moon Goons) will be stopping by to play some tunes throughout the evening. Its going to be a good time! Get your ass down to the clown!


10-2am 21+ FREE (if you just want to go down to the Clown Lounge)
Dj’s TRL, Winship and Jonathan Ackerman
Turf Club – Clown Lounge – St. Paul, MN – University and Snelling.