Matt & Kim
“Tuesday night New York dance party!” Matt declared towards the beginning of their show at Webster Hall. That about summed up the atmosphere in the large venue, where a sea of people all jumped up …
Did you catch Matt and Kim's video for "Let's Go" on Funny or Die? The video seems like a little Awkward Family Photos and Sia's "You've Changed".
"Let's Go" is the single from Matt and Kim's fourth album, Lightning, available now via FADER. Fans of the duo said that the new album is "less slick" than their previous effort Sidewalks. That sounds just fine, considering that the band is probably known for their high energy live shows. From Kateg's previous coverage, she summed it up: "[their show] ran on a ridiculous amount of energy and good cheer."
Sounds like a lot of fun, I'm looking forward to finally seeing the band this November 7th at First Avenue.
Also, check out the song via their Soundcloud page:
They are currently on tour, selling out a few of their early dates, including tonight's show at Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, Georgia.
10/13 - Orlando, FL @ The Beacham Theatre
10/14 - Miami Beach, FL @ Fillmore
10/16 - Tallahassee, FL @ The Moon
10/17 - Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Ybor
10/18 - New Orleans, LA @ House Of Blues
10/19 - Houston, TX @ House Of Blues
10/20 - Austin, TX @ Stubbs
10/21 - Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues
10/23 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
10/24 - San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues
10/25 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
10/26 - Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
10/27 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
10/28 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
10/30 - Seattle, WA @ Neptune
11/01 - Salt Lake City, UT @ In THE Venue
11/02 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
11/03 - Lawrence, KS @ Liberty Hall
11/04 - St Louis, MO @ The Pageant
11/06 - Omaha, NE @ The Slowdown
11/07 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave
11/08 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
11/09 - Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
11/10 - Chicago, IL @ Congress Theater
11/11 - Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
11/13 - Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues
11/14 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
11/15 - New York, NY @ Terminal 5
11/16 - Boston, MA @ House Of Blues
11/17 - Montclair, NJ @ Wellmont Theater
I've already mentioned these Australians a few times, mostly because I love Astralwerks. This electronic quintet is Mark Robert Fuller (vocals), Vin Andanar (guitar/vocals), Rob Clifton (keys/percussion), Ryan D’Sylva (drums) and Luke Peldys (bass).
While the band was here in the States in March, they've decided to come back to do a proper tour. They've also just recently released "Dark Again" (October 9th), the first single from their debut album Black Sun, due out January 2013.
Attending CMJ this year? They'll be making special appearances throughout the festival.
I will be stopping by to see Gold Fields at The Nether Bar (the bar underneath Mill City Nights) and then stopping by the Turf Club for The Soft Pack.
Dates with (*) indicates as special guests of Diamond Rings.
10/14 Chicago, IL Subterranean
10/16 Columbus, OH The Basement
10/17 New York, NY CMJ 2012
10/18 New York, NY CMJ 2012
10/19 New York, NY CMJ 2012
10/20 New York, NY CMJ 2012
10/26 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle*
10/28 Madison, WI The Frequency*
10/31 Nashville, TN The High Watt*
11/1 New Orleans, LA Circle Bar*
11/3 Austin, TX Fun Fun Fun Fest
11/4 Tucson, AZ Club Congress*
11/14 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge*
11/15 Seattle, WA The Crocodile*
We've previously covered Pretty Lights (aka Derek Smith) before. I like how he offers most of his music as free downloads (you can always donate as well.)
We aren't covering any of his shows, but I like him enough to include him in this article.
Australians: Good news, they are coming to your country.
10/26/12 Nashville, TN Downtown Nashville
10/27/12 Nashville, TN Downtown Nashville
10/27/12 Nashville, TN Riverfront Park
10/30/12 University Park, PA Bryce Jordan Center
10/31/12 Boston, MA TD Garden
11/01/12 Portland, ME State Theatre
11/02/12 Wallingford, CT Oakdale Theatre
11/03/12 Albany, NY Times Union Center
11/04/12 Upper Darby, PA Tower Theatre
11/06/12 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
11/07/12 Richmond, VA The National
11/09/12 Columbia, SC Township Auditorium
11/10/12 Charlotte, NC Bojangles' Coliseum
11/13/12 Birmingham, AL Boutwell Auditorium
11/14/12 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room
11/15/12 Madison, WI Alliant Energy
11/16/12 Bloomington, IL U.S. Cellular Coliseum
11/17/12 Plymouth, MI Compuware Arena
01/18/13 Sydney, Australia Sydney Showgrounds
01/20/13 Gold Coast, Australia Parklands
01/25/13 Adelaide, Australia RA&HS Showgrounds
01/26/13 Melbourne, Australia Flemington
01/28/13 Perth, Australia Claremont Oval
01/31/13 Wellington, New Zealand Bathhouse
Author, musician and actress Shayne Leighton, just wrote her darker, edgier, grungier "Twilight-esque" book called Of Light and Darkness: The Vampire's Daughter. Readers who buys the book (digital or hard copy) by October 13th on Amazon will get a free MP3 download of her song, "You Gave Me Roses." Virtual receipts should be sent to: theoccultcity[a]gmail.com.
The book publisher described Of Light & Darkness: The Vampire's Daughter as a "goth story of Charlotte, a mortal girl bound between the lines of light and darkness who must fight for life and love in a mystical realm of fantasy..."
For additional information: OfLightandDarknessSeries.com.
Interpol's debut album Turn On the Bright Lights turns ten years old this year. They are very excited to let fans know that they are planning to release a Tenth Anniversary Edition of Turn On The Bright Lights on November 19th, 2012 (although Amazon is listing this for December 4, 2012.)
Fans who have been patiently waiting for this will be happy to know that the whole album has been remastered with previously unreleased photographs and additional bonus disc of demos, b-sides, and a DVD. Plus vinyl fans can get the option for the double LP/DVD or CD/DVD.
Pre-order available on their website.