Saturday, May 31, 2008

Wire at South Street Seaport

Thought the seaport isn't the best venue for really any artist, it is especially not good for a band of this magnitude. Not that Wire is a huge act, but their sound is. But wasn't so, last night at Manhattan's South Street Seaport. The band zipped through a set that kept most fans happy as they pulled from their long catalog. All in all it was a good show, considering the cost but if you enjoyed the evening, chances are a smaller venue would be even better. Photo care of Kevchino.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Lykke Li, El Perro Del Mar, Anna Ternheim on the World Cafe

David Dye interviews the three Swedish artists that are currently on tour together. Lykke Li, El Perro Del Mar, Anna Ternheim sound really great in their World Cafe performance. Hear Lykke's cool new take on "Little Bit" here!

Wire at South Street Seaport Tomorrow, Tour Dates

Hope to see you out at the Seaport where the punk scene inspired band, Wire will be performing. The band has been around since the late 70's but their new album Object 47 is due in July. Go to the show. It's free. Visit their myspace here.

Tour Dates:

May 30 2008 8:00P
Seaport Music Festival [Presented by River to River] NYC, New York
Jun 27 2008 8:00P
Sled Island Festival Calgary
Jun 28 2008 8:00P
Sled Island Festival Calgary
Jul 4 2008 8:00P
Rokaj Festival Zagreb
Jul 5 2008 8:00P
Fiera della Musica Pordenone (Venice)
Jul 11 2008 8:00P
Traffic Free Festival Torrino

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

New Ladytron Album at Myspace, Video, Tour Dates

Ladytron's new album Velocifero is due June 3rd. Listen at their Myspace. Watch the video for "Ghosts" below.

Tour Dates:

May 29 2008Henry FondaLos Angeles, CA

May 30 2008Henry FondaLos Angeles, CA

May 31 2008The Belly UpSan Diego, CA

Jun 2 2008In The VenueSalt Lake City, UT

Jun 3 2008The GothicDenver, CO

Jun 5 2008Palladium BallroomDallas, TX

Jun 6 2008StubbsAustin, TX

Jun 7 2008MeridianHouston, TX

Jun 8 2008House Of BluesNew Orleans, LA

Jun 10 2008Club FirestoneOrlando, FL

Jun 10 2008CzarTampa, FL

Jun 11 2008Studio AMiami, FL

Jun 11 2008CzarTampa, FL

Jun 12 2008Studio AMiami, FL

Jun 12 2008Club FirestoneOrlando, FL

Jun 13 2008Variety PlayhouseAtlanta , GA

Jun 15 2008Bonnaroo FestivalManchester, TN

Jun 16 2008The PageantSt.Louis, MO

Jun 17 2008Vic TheaterChicago, IL

Jun 18 2008St.Andrews HallDetroit, MI

Jun 25 2008Terminal 5New York, NY

Jun 26 2008Theater Of Living ArtsPhiladelphia, PA

Jun 27 2008SonarBaltimore, MD

Jun 28 20089:30 ClubWashington, DC

Jun 30 2008ParadiseBoston, MA

Jul 2 2008Metropolis (Jass Fest)Montreal, QCCA
Jul 3 2008Theatre Imperial de Quebec (Summer Fest)Quebec City, QCCA
Jul 4 2008Harbourfront CentreToronto, ONCA
Jul 5 2008Blues FestivalOttawa, ONCA
Jul 12 2008Gorgeous Ground @ Pantai Carnival AncolJakartaID
Sep 29 2008MetroSydney, AU

Oct 1 2008TivoliBrisbane, AU

Oct 2 2008Corner HotelMelbourne, AU

Oct 4 2008The Great Escape FestivalSydney, AU

Oct 5 2008Bakery Artrage ComplexPerth, AU

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Kicking and Streaming: Listen To New Music for Free at Spinner!

Again our Spinner friends keep us happy with this small but very good list of free albums:
Islands Futureheads Spiritualized

Sample them for free here.

New Sigur Ros!

Joy! New Sigur Ros can make anyone's day. Especially when the song is, ready for this...uplifting. Go to and see the new video for the song "Gobbledigook". Download the song at their site as well. The album will be titled, með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust and will be available in the US on 6/24.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Thao Nguyen - "Swimming Pools" Video

Thao with the Get Down Stay Down have released a new video for the song "Swimming Pools". Watch it below.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Karmaloop TV Interviews Slug from Atmosphere

Watch Karmaloop's two part interview below. In it, Slug of Atmosphere discusses the new album When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold.

Atmosphere - Guarantees (MP3)

Thursday, May 22, 2008

New Band Of Horses Video - "No One's Gonna Love You More"

We aren't digging this new Band of Horses record as much as the first, but this track is one of the tracks we like. The video for "No One's Gonna Love You More" is here.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Alanis Morissette - "Underneath" New Video

Alanis Morissette playing with her cell phone and really saving the earth, err, heart. Her new album Flavors of Entanglement is due June 10. Pre-order here.

Free NYC Patti Smith Show

25th Annual Roots Of America Festival will feature Patti Smith at Damrosch Park on August 24th.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Coldplay "Violet Hill" Alternative Video

Caught this on Stereogum. Got a laugh.

The Hold Steady - "Sequestered In Memphis"

The Hold Steady are a phenomenon that I haven't really got since their rocking debut. It seems since then, their songs are solid, but something makes me feel they are a tad over rated. But hey, who the hell am I? ""Sequestered In Memphis" from the forthcoming Stay Positive LP, is available on iTunes now. Listen below:

Sequestered in Mephis - The Hold Steady

Monday, May 19, 2008

Bon Iver on Jools Holland

A reminder of why Bon Iver's For Emma, Forever Ago could be in the top five albums of 2008 as well as 2007. The dude makes you wanna cry.

Aderbat at Pete's Candy Shop

Williamsburg via Philadelphia based band Aderbat is performing this Wednesday evening at Pete's Candy Store in Brooklyn. We have heard a few tracks off their unreleased new record and all we can say is go to this show! This band is refreshing the indie rock scene by pouring real emotion into their tunes rather than worrying about hipness. And how hip is that?

See for yourself at their myspace.

Aderbat - "Hardwired" MP3

New Beck Song "Chemtrails"

Beck gets cool again on our first listen to his new album Modern Guilt. Check out those vocals and drums. So very un-Beck. Dark and eerie. Give an ear to the tiny strumming man at

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Mudcrutch - Tom Petty's new old band

Maybe we are a bit late on this, but Tom Petty from the famed Heartbreakers has reformed a band that no one has ever heard of. Mudcrutch was a band that Petty was in before we even knew his name. Apparently, it's pretty good. Imagine his old bandmates getting that phone call.

The bands basically reformed after Petty called his old bandmates out of the blue. They were all unknown and toured with Petty on some dates last month.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Meshuggah - "Bleed" Video

We've had the new Meshuggah album obZen on heavyheavy rotation. And we feel really tough about that. Kick ass watching the video for "Bleed":

Meshuggah - Bleed

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Coldplay - "Violet Hill" Video

Visit Coldplay at their myspace. For your eyes and ears:

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Radiohead Live in DC, Free MP3's

Here's something that caught our eye. Radiohead's set list from Washington DC on May 11, 2008, looks amazing. And you can hear it all for free (or just click on the links below)! This little site called Radiohead-Not for Profit is trying to put bootleggers out of business. We can support that.
01- Intro
02- All I Need
03- Jigsaw Falling Into Place
04- Lucky
05- 15 Step
06- Nude
07- Pyramid Song
08- Weird Fishes / Arpeggi
09- Myxomatosis
10- Idioteque
11- Faust Arp
12- Videotape
13- Paranoid Android
14- Just
15- Reckoner
16- Everything In Its Right Place
17- Bangers + Mash
18- Body Snatchers
19- Like Spinning Plates
20- Optimistic
21- Karma Police
22- Go Slowly
23- Planet Telex
24- Fake Plastic Trees
25- National Anthem
26- House of Cards

Death Cab on David Letterman

Death Cab for Cutie shortened "I Will Possess Your Heart" for Mr Letterman last night, but it still sounded very good. Watch it below:

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Ting Tings Daytrotter Session and Later... performance

I heard a song by The Ting Tings on WXPN in Philadelphia this weekend when I visited my momma and now I can't help but get back into this band. Check out the video for "That's Not My Name" below. Also check out their visit to Daytrotter here.

The Heys - Pressure

We have been listening to the album youngbored&broke by the Heys. It can really get you moving. Check out the video for the song "Pressure" and visit their myspace by clicking the band name above. Let us know what you think.

Sigur Ros New Song Snippet

Sigur Ros sounding Sigur Ros like:

New Beck - Modern Guilt, Tour Dates

We have been watching this story for quite a while now and we thought we can't hold out any longer.

Beck still gets us excited around here. It seems that his last two records could have been better, but they also could have been worse. Rolling Stone is reporting that the Cheeze Wiz Man has chosen Danger Mouse (of Gnarls Barkley and Gorillaz fame) to spin the dials on Modern Guilt. And apparently these dudes worked hard. The album will have a song called "Walls" on it that will feature Miss Cat Power. Even more to get excited about.

Tour Dates:

06-25 Arendal, Norway - Hove Festival06-27 Berlin, Germany - Columbiahalle06-28 St. Gallen, Switzerland - St. Gallen Festival06-30 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg07-01 Southampton, England - Guildhall07-02 Manchester, England - Apollo07-04 London, England - Hyde Park (O2 Wireless Festival)07-06 Werchter, Belgium - Rock Werchter Festival07-07 Paris, France - Olympia07-09 Madrid, Spain - La Riviera07-10 Lisbon, Portugal - Super Bock Super Rock Festival08-22 San Francisco, CA - Golden Gate Park (Outside Lands Festival)08-24 Bend, OR - Les Schwab Amphitheater *08-30 Seattle, WA - Bumbershoot Festival09-20 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl ^09-27 Austin, TX - Zilker Park (Austin City Limits Festival)

New Death Cab Album Listen Free

Our friends over at spinner have the new Death Cab for Cutie album Narrow Stairs for your ears. You can listen here. The album is solid, as we have come to expect. Although we also anticipate the day when they release shit too. They avoid it here.

Spinner also has:

We are Scientists

The Presets

Tim Fite

Emmanuel Jal

Monday, May 12, 2008

Portishead New Video - "The Rip"

Portishead's new video was sent out this morning. It is called "The Rip" from Musicology NYC fave, Third. Read about it and watch it below.

The new video for The Rip is now available to watch on the Portishead site.
Click here if you would like to see it.
You will have to sign up or if you have already registered, enter your email address to access the page.

Friday, May 9, 2008

The Weird Weeds Tour Dates

So we have basically made a Neil Diamond and Coldplay sandwich here at Musicology NYC and we need something to recover our hipness. Give Austin's The Weird Weeds an ear. Much better.

Upcoming Shows ( view all )
May 7 2008 8:00P
Salvage Vanguard w/The Dead Science Austin, Texas
Jun 12 2008 8:00P
Rubber Gloves w/Shiny Around the Edges Denton, Texas
Jun 13 2008 8:00P
Casa de Juan Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Jun 14 2008 4:00P
Grimey’s (in-store w/beer!) Nashville, Tennessee
Jun 14 2008 8:00P
TBA Louisville, Kentucky
Jun 15 2008 8:00P
House party (email for details) Louisville, Kentucky
Jun 16 2008 8:00P
Bug Jar Rochester, New York
Jun 17 2008 8:00P
Studio Verte Kittery, Maine
Jun 18 2008 8:00P
Glasslands Gallery w/Shapes & Sizes, The Shivers, & Cam Hull Brooklyn, New York
Jun 19 2008 8:00P
Knitting Factory Tap Room w/Shapes & Sizes & Hi Red Center New York, New York
Jun 20 2008 8:00P
Zoobizarre w/Shapes & Sizes and Alex Lukashevsky Montreal, Ontario
Jun 22 2008 8:00P
TBA w/Shapes & Sizes and Alex Lukashevsky Toronto, Ontario
Jun 25 2008 8:00P
Now That’s Class w/Hi Red Center Cleveland, Ohio
Jun 26 2008 8:00P
Empty Bottle w/Hi Red Center Chicago, Illinois
Jun 27 2008 8:00P
The Practice Space Ames, Iowa
Jun 28 2008 8:00P
Picador Iowa City, Iowa

Coldplay Tour Dates, Free Tickets

So we like Coldplay's new song, so what? Who has a problem with us posting their 2008 tour dates? Anyone? Didn't think so (we are mad tough).

6/29, Philadelphia, PA (Wachovia Center)
7/2, Washington, DC (Verizon Center)
7/3, Hartford, CT (XL Center)
7/5, Detroit, MI (The Palace of Auburn Hills)
7/6, Cleveland, OH (Quicken Loans Arena)
7/8, St. Paul, MN (Xcel Energy Center)
7/9, Kansas City, MO (Sprint Center)
7/10, Oklahoma City, OK (Ford Center)
7/12, Phoenix, AZ ( Arena)
7/19, Las Vegas, NV (MGM Grand Garden Arena)
7/21, Sacramento, CA (ARCO Arena)
7/24, San Jose, CA (HP Pavilion)
7/27, Pemberton, British Columbia (Pemberton Festival)
7/29, Edmonton, Alberta (Rexall Place)
7/30, Calgary, Alberta (Pengrowth Saddledome)
8/1, Winnipeg, Manitoba (MTS Centre)
8/3, Omaha, NE (Qwest Center)
8/4, Chicago, IL (United Center)
10/20, Montreal, Quebec (Bell Centre)
10/21, Ottawa, Ontario, (Scotiabank Place)
10/26, East Rutherford, NJ (Izod Center)
10/29, Toronto, Ontario (Air Canada Centre)
10/30, Toronto, Ontario (Air Canada Centre)
11/3, Boston, MA (TD Banknorth Garden)
11/11, Atlanta, GA (Philips Arena)
11/18, Houston, TX (Toyota Center)
11/19, Dallas, TX (American Airlines Center)
11/21, Denver, CO (Pepsi Center Arena)
11/22, Salt Lake City, UT (Energy Solutions Arena)


As previously announced, Coldplay are playing two free shows in June, at
London's Brixton Academy on June 16 and at New York's Madison Square Garden on
June 23
. The competitions to win tickets for both gigs have now opened on : .
One lucky winner for the NYC show
will also win flights from wherever they live, plus hotel accommodation. Plus,
by entering either competition, you'll help to unveil exclusive Coldplay
videos and artwork.

Contest: Free One Year Subscription to Spin

Musicology NYC has a one year subscription of Spin just for you. Just send us an email at and we'll send a randomly selected winner the link and password. Contest ends and winner will be announced on Wednesday May 14, 2008. Good luck.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Neil Diamond Plays the Bitter End

Here's something you don't read everyday: Neil Diamond the songwriting mind that brought you, "I'm a Believer" and "Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon" performed at the Bitter End on Bleeker Street in the East Village - a place that typically houses out of town bands excitedly scurrying to the Big Apple in hopes of being discovered. Those that made it to the show got in for free, thanks to myspace secret shows. Mr. Diamond played these songs.

"Solitary Man"

"Don't Go There"

"Home Before Dark"

"Really Amazing Grace"

"Kentucky Woman"

"Cherry, Cherry"

"Sweet Caroline"

This place holds maybe 50 people and though we aren't the biggest Neil fans in the world, we surely wouldn't have mind cramming in their last night.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Coldplay - "Viva La Vida"

Another track from Coldplay's new album Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends. It is due June 12, 2008. We're digging this track more than the other. Thanks Brian Eno.

Siren Fest 2008

The Village Voice announced the initial line-up for the 2008 Siren Festival. The list goes like this:


Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Kicking and Streaming: Elvis Costello "Momofuku"

Elvis Costello's new album Momofuku will only be released digitally and on vinyl. He may be on to something with that concept. The record is available for your listening enjoyment here. That female voice that you hear is Jenny Lewis of Rilo Kiley.

Radiohead Videos

As we mentioned, Radiohead holed up in Nigel Godrich's basement and came up with some live footage. Check it here.

Additionally the band worked with MTV for the video for the song "All I Need". It was made to raise awareness of child sex and forced labor.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Kicking and Streaming: Spinner Does It Again

Here's a snapshot of what Spinner is allowing us to hear this week:

Santogold, No Age, Dizzee Rascal, Matmos, Republic Tigers, Neil Diamond.

Oh yes, Santogold!

New Free Nine Inch Nails "The Slip"

Trent Reznor is at it again! NIN's new album called The Slip is available right now. Go here to claim your copy for free. This from

as a thank you to our fans for your continued support, we are giving away
the new nine inch nails album one hundred percent free, exclusively via
the music is available in a variety of formats including
high-quality MP3, FLAC or M4A lossless at CD quality and even higher-than-CD
quality 24/96 WAVE. your link will include all options - all free. all
include a PDF with artwork and credits.
for those of you
interested in
physical products, fear not. we plan to make a version of this
release available
on CD and vinyl in july. details coming

we encourage you to remix
it share it with your
friends, post it on your blog,play it on
your podcast,give it to strangers,


01 999,999

02 1,000,000

03 Letting You

04 Discipline

05 Echoplex

06 Head Down

07 Lights in the Sky

08 Corona Radiata

09 The Four of Us Are Dying

10 Demon Seed

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Emmanuel Jal - "War Child" Video

We wanted to post this video the other day, but couldn't locate it. Now we have.

STP Returns for Jimmy Kimmel

The boys are back and they sound pretty good! Visit Stone Temple Pilots at their website.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Emmanuel Jal Movie - War Child

Emmanuel Jal is a rapper from Sudan and a war child. His album titled War Child, will be available in the US on May 12 of this year. There is also a documentary film about his life that was a selection for this years Tribeca Film Festival. Check out the video for the song "Gua" below.

The Verve Live at MSG - "The Drugs Don't Work" Video

Nothing about this post really is about the Verve shows at MSG this past week. As a matter of fact I didn't go. I had a ticket, but a personal matter prevented me from going.

In honor of the ticket that I had in my hand, and paid $61 for, please watch the video for "The Drugs Don't Work".

Del Tha Funkee Homosapien Freestyle

Spinner has a great little clip of Del spitting 16 Bars.

Duran Duran and Mark Ronson

The two acts are colaborating this year at the Smirnoff Experience in Paris. It will take place on July 2 at La Cigale. Below from

Duran Duran will perform a unique live set with Ronson for this exclusive, invite-only performance. Together, they will showcase specially re-worked versions of some of the band’s classic hits that will be created by Ronson, along with tracks from their critically-acclaimed new album, Red Carpet Massacre. Ronson & the Version Players will also be bringing Mark’s acclaimed live show to the event, performing songs from his hit album, Version. Simon LeBon will bring his vocal magic to Mark’s music as one of his featured guest vocalists.

Phosphorescent - Black Cab Sessions

Not only is Matthew Houck a nice fellow, he's amazingly talented. Check out "Wolves" the Phosphorescent track performed solo by Houck on Black Cab Sessions.