Tuesday, August 31, 2010

New Music and news from Matt & Kim

Today! (Tuesday August 31, 2010) Matt and Kim release their first bit of new music since "Grand".

You can jump over to their facebook page here where the track is streaming. Or even on soundcloud. If you dig, or just want to by it, iTunes link here.

There are a slew of dates out there, check the list to see if they are coming to your area!

Matt And Kim North American Tour Dates

Sept 15th Westcott Theater # Syracuse, NY
16th Beachland Ballroom # Cleveland, OH
17th Newport Music Hall # Columbus, OH
18th Majestic Theater # Detroit, MI
19th Metro # Chicago, IL
21st Majestic Theater # Madison, WI
22nd First Ave # Minneapolis, MN
23rd The Granada Theater # Lawrence, KS
24th Ogden Theater # Denver, CO
25th Virgin Mobile FreeFest Columbia, MD
27th The Rickshaw Theater Vancouver, BC
28th Showbox * Seattle, WA
29th Roseland Theater * Portland, OR
30th The Fillmore * San Francisco, CA
Oct 1st House of Blues * San Diego, CA
2nd Music Box at The Henry Fonda Theater * Los Angeles, CA
3rd Music Box at The Henry Fonda Theater * Los Angeles, CA
6th The Clubhouse * Tempe, AZ
8th House of Blues * Dallas, TX
9th Austin City Limits Austin, TX
11th The Lyric Oxford % Oxford, MS
12th House of Blues % New Orleans, LA
13th Club Downunder % Tallahassee, FL
14th Culture Room ! Fort Lauderdale, FL
15th State Theater ! St. Petersburg, FL
16th Masquerade ! Atlanta, GA
17th Exit In ! Nashville, TN
19th Orange Peel ! Asheville, NC
20th Cats Cradle ! Carrboro, NC
21st The Canal Club ! Richmond, VA
22nd 9:30 Club ! Washington, DC
23rd Rams Head Live! ! Baltimore, MD
24th Starlite Ballroom ! Philadelphia, PA
26th Webster Hall ! New York, NY
27th Webster Hall ! New York, NY
28th Water St. Music Hall ! Rochester, NY
29th Phoenix Theater ! Toronto, ON
30th Le National ! Montreal, QC
31st Northern Lights ! Clifton, NY
Nov 2nd Higher Ground ^ Burlington, VT
3rd Port City Music Hall ^ Portland, ME
4th House of Blues ^ Boston, MA
5th Toad's Place ^ New Haven, CT
6th Pearl Street Nightclub ^ Northampton, MA

# w/ So So Glos
* w/ Fang Island
% w/ Big Freedia
! w/ Donnis
^ w/ Javelin

More information on Matt + Kim
Official Page here.
Check them out on twitter
and you have facebook as well as myspace.

Dig in!


Thursday, August 26, 2010

Darn it.

Guess I need to be a little quicker next time....bah.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Like an old friend...

Bought the new Iron Maiden cd today.

Actually I know very little about the band, but I was in a local shop getting Season 4 of Dexter and it was playing. For the price of 9.99 I couldn't pass it up. I was curious before, but the stuff I heard I liked.

So far I like it. I asked an old friend who plans to get it to let me know what he thinks, I'd be curious if long time fans think its good/bad/okay etc.

Oh, thanks for taking the poll over at Forgotten Disc Friday, getting some good feed back.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

I need some input..

As many/most are aware I also write Forgotten Disc Friday and we are closing in on 200 albums/artists reviewed. If you head to the site would you take the 10 question survey? I would be a big help. Not sure I want to keep a "dead" blog up and running. I love it and I know what you are saying "write because you love it...." but it is nice to know there are readers.

Thanks for your time.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

A photo journal of vacation....

Just goofed around with an iPhone app called "Hipstamatic". As you can tell it takes shots and ages them. I found out after a few days of use you can "shake" the phone to get random. I still like how the first image comes out the best w/the frayed sides etc. Feel free to click and make em bigger.

1. I am not a huge fan of flying. I know you can't control anything. I just was taking random shots waiting for our plane.

2. The night we got to (just outside) Cleveland we went out for a quick bite and ice cream. Cleveland has a lot of bridges. Just snapped one.

3. This is when I got used to "shaking" the phone to get a more random exposure. Stood in the same spot for this.
4. So we flew, then drove something like 400 miles to arrive in Meaford Ontario. It is really pretty and peaceful. This was the first shot I took looking down our hosts dock. No the world is not that yellow

5. Same deal w/shaking the camera. This one looks like a storm looms...
6. I took a few steps forward, shook the phone again and took this. I like this one the best.
7. I turned a bit to the right to take a shot down "the beach".
8. The wave runner getting ready for bed. I went for a ride on the back of it and we hit 73mph. Since I didn't have my glasses on I had no real idea how fast things were going. The thing moves that is for sure.9. Headed back towards Cleveland. I drove from Meaford Ontario to about Erie Pennsylvania. I was just bored and since I can't read (or sleep) in cars I figured I'd take some shots.

11. Some 7+hours in to our trip the lights of Cleveland. This is a blurry image of the ballpark the Indians play at.
12. We went downtown for a bit later in the week and my wife said we should check out the "Arcade". My kids and I were bummed there was no Tetris machines (I kid). It was a neat old hotel/mall. Very cool.
13. A set of stairs at one end of the Arcade. We walked to one end, then down these stairs.
14. The biggest, softest leather couches were strewn about the ground floor. I swear my son sat in/on each one.

Monday, August 9, 2010

I am alive..

Crickets I realize...CRICKETS!

Out of state and the country for that matter. Took a few pictures..but nothing major. I'll do some updating so my lone reader doesn't worry if I am buried under a stack of old newspapers.