I actually have loads of music-related news for the last week of April, before venturing into May. All stories are from press.weheartmusic.com, click on the headline to read the full story.
Patti Smith and Kevin Shields Present: The Coral Sea
I'm very excited to mention that Patti Smith (pattismith.net) is teaming up with Kevin Shields (myspace.com/kkevinsshields), from My Bloody Valentine, to release a 2-disc set of their live performance of The Coral Sea on July 11th.
The recording are from sold-out performances and from my understanding, it includes guitars by Shields with Smith on spoken words, reading poetry.
It should be interesting to hear more of this, and I'll keep you updated as soon as I hear more.
The Time Of The Assassins Announce USA 'Awake In Slumberland' Tour
I have been playing Assassin's Creed on the PS3, so I thought it would be nice to mention Melbourne Australia's The Time Of The Assassins (thetimeoftheassassins.com) who announced their US tour dates a few weeks ago. I don't actually any of their music (too lazy/I have too much music to work to request more), but they seem punk to me.
Judging from their tour dates, they are doing extreme west and east coast.
Apr 30 - Que Sera - Long Beach, CA
May 01 - The Knitting Factory - Hollywood, CA
May 05 - Dipiazza - Long Beach, CA
May 15 - The Roxy Theatre - West Hollywood, CA
May 18 - Angels Road House - Yucaipa / Apple Valley, CA
May 25 - Luna Lounge - Brooklyn, NY
May 26 - Trash Bar - Brooklyn, NY
May 28 - Asbury Lanes - Asbury Park, NJ
May 29 - Rock Star Bar - Brooklyn, NY
May 30 - Lit Lounge - New York, NY
Joan Jett Refueled and Ready For Spring/Summer Tour
It's true, whenever you say Joan Jett (joanjett.com), you have to include "Rock Legend".
She announced a Greatest Hits CD/DVD combo coming out in September. That's a long way from now, so you might as well get your fix on her Summer tour dates. As a special bonus, some of these dates are going to be with Cyndi Lauper. Those girls, they just wanna have fun.
May 21 - Santa Fe, NM - Camel Rock Casino
June 7 - Fairfax, VA - Celebrate Fairfax
June 21 - Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion (True Colors Tour)
June 22 - Dallas, TX - Superpages.com Center (True Colors Tour)
June 25 - Phoenix, AZ - Dodge Theatre (True Colors Tour)
June 27 - Alpine, CA - Viejas Casino (True Colors Tour)
June 28 - El Paso, TX - El Paso Downtown Street Festival
June 29 - Atlanta, GA - Chastain Park Amphitheatre
July 2 - San Rafael, CA - Marin County Fair
July 3 - Miami, FL - Miccosukee Resort
July 9 - Calgary, Alberta - Fort Calgary
July 12 - Beloit, WI - Beloit Riverfest
July 19 - Fond Du Lac, WI - Fond Du Lac County Fair
July 24 - London, Ontario - Rock The Park
July 25 - Oswego, NY - Harborfest
July 26 - Buffalo, NY - Gateway Park
Aug 16 - Louisville, KY - Kentucky State Fair
Aug 22 - Niagara Falls, NY - Seneca Niagara Casino
Aug 23 - Syracuse, NY - New York State Fair
Aug 28 - Milwaukee, WI - Miller Park
Aug 30 - Milwaukee, WI - Summerfest Harley Davidson 105th Anniversary
Sept 6 - Grand Junction, CO - Festival Grounds
Sep 22 - Bakersfield, CA Kern - County Fair
Walter Meego To Tour With Presets In Support Of New Album
Just quickly, I wanted to mention that Walter Meego (waltermeego.com) is going on tour in May, to promote their Voyager album out on May 27th.
I thought these guys are very good electronic/dance, you can read more about them on W♥M
May 20, 2008 El Ray Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
May 21, 2008 Mezzanine, San Francisco, CA
May 22, 2008 Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR
May 24, 2008 Plaza Club, Vancouver, BC
May 26, 2008 Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, UT
May 27, 2008 Larimer Lounge, Denver, CO
May 29, 2008 Triple Rock Club, Minneapolis, MN
May 30, 2008 The Abbey Pub, Chicago, IL
May 31, 2008 Anti, Toronto, ON
June 1, 2008 Cabaret Music Hall, Montreal, QC
June 2, 2008 Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA
June 4, 2008 Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
June 5, 2008 Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY
June 6, 2008 Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia, PA
That's it for this week. Keep your eyes out for an exciting announcement on W♥M in May!