Dead Vibrations Explore the Darker Side of Swedish Shoegaze — Bandcamp Daily

Dead Vibrations. Stockholm’s Sodermälm, often shortened to “Söder,” which is Swedish for “south,” is a neighborhood that was home to famous Swedes (Greta Garbo spent her childhood there), and famous fictional Swedes (Mikael Blomkvist, the journalist searching for sinister answers in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo). But it’s also prime real estate for up-and-coming […]

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Big Star – Live In Memphis at the New Daisy Theater circa ’94 (rel. Nov. 2K14)

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When Big Star played the New Daisy Theatre in Memphis, Tennessee on October 29, 1994 it was a concert designed as a homecoming farewell show of an unexpected reunion tour. Three days later, the group played Los Angeles, the earliest indication that this one-off reunion would wind up a going concern. Many more concerts would come, along with a brand new album, but that 1994 Memphis show was something special because it was the only Big Star reunion show to be filmed in its entirety. Twenty years later, Omnivore released the set as both a CD and a DVD called Live in Memphis (the one difference is that “Fire” is on the CD, not the DVD, but as it’s a 36-second clip, it’s not much of a loss). The closest cousin to Live in Memphis is Columbia: Live at Missouri University 4/25/93, a record that captured the first gig of this early-’90s reunion. It has nearly an identical set list, right down to the closing cover of Todd Rundgren‘s “Slut,” but this finds space for a couple of other covers — a throw-away of “The Girl from Ipanema” and “Patty Girl,” an obscure 1967 B-side from the teenage guitar pop group Gary & the Hornets — but the real difference is that the band is tighter, stronger, better than they were on the somewhat tentative Columbia. Here, it’s possible to hear the band gelAlex Chilton and Jody Stephens found a balance with Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow, something that’s obvious by the group’s subsequent history, but on this spirited show you can hear the gears fall into place and that’s worth the price of admission, perhaps more than once.

[See, http://www.allmusic.com/album/live-in-memphis-mw0002750770%5D

The Jesus and Mary Chain Announce “Psychocandy” 30th Anniversary North American Shows.

The Jesus and Mary Chain Announce Psychocandy North American Shows

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the classic album

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05-01 Toronto, Ontario – Canadian Music Week
05-03 Detroit, MI – St Andrew’s Hall
05-05 Chicago, IL – Riviera
05-07 Dallas, TX – The Bomb Factory
05-09 Austin, TX – Levitation (Austin Psych Fest)
05-11 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
05-13 Vancouver, British Columbia – Vogue Theatre
05-14 Seattle, WA – Showbox
05-16 San Francisco, CA – Warfield

Universal Music Files Copyright Lawsuit Over Mixtapes Sent to Prisoners.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/universal-music-files-copyright-lawsuit-761536

Packages with “mixtapes” to prisoners featuring Eminem songs is “contraband personified,” says a new lawsuit filed by Universal Music against a group of companies alleged to be selling “care packages” that family members and friends can send to inmates who are incarcerated in correctional facilities.  For allegedly reproducing, distributing and preparing derivative works based on their compositions, Universal Music is demanding maximum statutory copyright damages in the amount of $150,000 for each copyrighted work allegedly constituting infringement.