Archive for September, 2010

Jessie Baylin ‘Hurry, Hurry’ Song Premiere

True, singer-songwriter Jessie Baylin is married to Kings of Leon’s Nathan Followill, and while Followill may rightfully be celebrating the enormous success his band has experienced this year, it’s obvious who’s boss after one listen to Baylin’s ‘Hurry, Hurry.’ She simply owns house on this recording.

“‘Hurry Hurry’ was the first song we finished, and it really set the tone for the rest of the sessions,” Baylin tells Spinner. “It became the inspiration for the album — the song arrangement, the orchestral arrangement. We felt a mood was created. We felt we really hit on something special. ‘Hurry Hurry’ became the benchmark to hit for all the other songs. They had to be this good or we’d go back to the drawing board.” Full Story at Spinner

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Melissa Auf der Maur Announces UK Tour!

The former Hole bassist, who released her second solo album, ‘Out Of Our Minds’, earlier this year, will hit the road around the release of new single ‘Meet Me On The Dark Side’ on November 15.

The dates are:

Sheffield Corporation (November 12)
Glasgow Garage (13)
Manchester Ruby Lounge (14)
London Scala (15)
Brsitol Fleece (16)

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The Charlatans’ Drummer Jon Brookes Diagnosed With Brain Tumor

The Charlatans have confirmed drummer Jon Brookes has been diagnosed with a brain tumor.

As previously reported by Spinner, Brookes collapsed and stopped breathing during a show in Philadelphia last week (Sept. 15). After receiving treatment in the US, he returned to the UK where the diagnosis was made, the BBC reports.

A representative for the band, which earlier this year celebrated the 20th anniversary of their debut album, ‘Some Friendly,’ said, “The Charlatans’ drummer Jon Brookes is currently undergoing treatment in the UK for a brain tumor following the postponement of the remaining dates of Charlatans’ North American tour. The band and Jon would like to thank all well wishers for their kind messages of support.” Full Story at Spinner

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Karkwa Wins Canada’s Best Album Polaris Prize!

Montreal art-rock act Karkwa wins Canada’s Mercury/AMP equivalent, the Polaris Prize.

The independent act snatched the award from far better known Canadians such as Tegan & Sara, Caribou, Broken Social Scene and Besnard Lakes.

Karkwa’s album Les Chemins de Verre scored the prize for Best Album Of The Year.

It’s the first French-language album to win in the five year history of the Polaris Prize.

With the award comes $20,000 and the honour of standing alongside previous winners Fucked Up, Caribou, Patrick Watson, and Final Fantasy. Full Story at Undercover

Jay-Z and Coldplay Join Forces for Las Vegas New Year’s Gig

Just a week after Coldplay frontman Chris Martin joined hip-hop giant and close friend Jay-Z onstage at Yankee Stadium, Hova and the ‘Viva la Vida’ singer have announced plans to team up again. This time, Martin will bring his bandmates to the party, when Coldplay and rapper ring in 2011 in Las Vegas.

Both acts will headline the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Casino-Resort celebration on Dec. 31, just two weeks after the newly minted vacation destination opens its doors. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the concerts will be part of a three-day, invitation-only celebration, with both acts sharing the stage and performing individual sets. Full Story at Spinner