Dumbest Political Ad Ever?

Honestly, MoveOn… it’s time to just move on. Nothing you do is relevant or helpful.

Posted under Babystew Home by Steve on Thursday 31 July 2008 at 8:29 pm

Old 97s Playing Obama Benefit in Baltimore

Just noticed this over at the Sonar website:

Old 97s
Rock Obama
A very special fundraising event – all profits will go to the campaign to elect Barack Obama in the notorious swing state of Ohio!

Regular tickets are $25, or for $100 you can get VIP tickets that get you into a special reception and acoustic performance by Rhett Miller and Murry Hammond.

Tickets go on sale next Friday, 8/8 via Ticketmaster.

Posted under Babystew Home by Steve on Thursday 31 July 2008 at 8:22 pm

Birdmonster Coming to Black Cat on 10/5

Just noticed on the Black Cat schedule that Birdmonster has been added to the October 5th backstage show with The Rumble Strips.

I don’t do this much, but this is one show that I order you to go to. Not for the Rumble Strips, who I don’t really know, but instead to see Birdmonster, who put on one of the most exciting live shows I’ve seen in years.

Posted under Babystew Home by Steve on Thursday 31 July 2008 at 3:11 pm

DC Show Update

I’ll update throughout the week. My picks in bold. Updates in italics.

9:30 Club
Sat., 9/6: The Walkmen, Golem
Thu., 9/11: The Stereophonics
Fri., 9/12: Cowboy Mouth, Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers (on sale now)
Sat., 9/13: Paul Weller
Tue., 9/16: Booker T and the MGs w/ Eddie Floyd

Fri., 9/19: Old Crow Medicine Show
Sat., 9/20: Old Crow Medicine Show
Thu., 10/2: The Fratellis (on sale 8/1)

Unless otherwise noted above, tickets for 9:30 Club shows go on sale on Thursday (7/31) at 10am Eastern via Tickets.com.

Black Cat
Tue., 8/12: The Moderate (backstage)
Tue., 8/19: Petworth, Andalusians (backstage)
Wed., 8/20: Viking, Strength (backstage)
Tue., 9/2: Len Bias, The Poison Arrows (ex-Don Caballero) (backstage) (on sale 8/8)
Sun., 9/7: Windsor for the Derby, The Auxes (backstage)
Thu., 9/11: The Ettes, Impossible Hair (backstage) (on sale 8/8)
Sun., 9/14: Maps & Atlases, Rahim (backstage) (on sale 8/8)

Thu. 9/18: Faraquet, Statehood (backstage) (on sale 8/8)
Fri., 9/19: Sunset Rubdown (mainstage)
Sat., 9/20: Chopteeth (CD release) (mainstage) (on sale 8/8)
Mon., 9/22: The Caribbean, Silences Sumire (backstage) (on sale 8/8)
Tue., 9/23: The Points, Black Time, Static Static (backstage)
Wed., 9/24: Bellman Barker, Wakey Wakey (backstage)
Sat., 10/4: Jukebox the Ghost, Say Hi (mainstage) (on sale 8/8)
Wed., 10/8: Against Me!, Ted Leo/Pharmacists, Future of the Left (mainstage)
Tue., 10/14: Chuck Ragan (Hot Water Music), Ben Nichols (Lucero), Tim Barry (Avail) (mainstage) (on sale 8/15)
Fri., 11/7: The Gutter Twins (on sale 8/8)
Wed., 11/19: Electric Six, Local H, The Golden Dogs (mainstage)

Unless otherwise noted, tickets for all Black Cat shows go on sale this Friday (8/1) at 5pm Eastern via Ticketmaster.

Mon., 10/20: RTX, Dead Child
Tue., 10/21: The New Year

There’s no info as to on-sale dates for the DC9 shows — they may be door sales only.

Rock and Roll Hotel
Mon., 9/15: Witchcraft, TK Webb & the Visions, Graveyard
Mon., 9/22: Bobby Bare Jr., The Builders and the Butchers
Fri., 10/3: Glasvegas (on sale 8/8)
Sat., 10/4: Evangelicals, These United States, The Silent Years
Sat., 10/11: Mike Relm (on sale 8/8)
Thu., 10/30: The Legendary Pink Dots
Mon., 11/10: Mark Kozelek (on sale 8/8)

Unless otherwise noted, tickets for Rock and Roll Hotel shows go on sale this Friday (8/1) at 10am Eastern via Ticket Alternative. The Rock and Roll Hotel is not really a functioning hotel.

State Theatre
Wed., 10/22: Broken Social Scene

State Theatre tickets go on sale this Saturday (8/2) at 10am Eastern here.

Warner Theatre
Sat., 9/13: Cheech and Chong

Haven’t seen an on-sale date for Cheech and Chong yet.

Posted under Babystew Home by Steve on Thursday 31 July 2008 at 3:03 pm

Joe Strummer’s London Calling

Just when I think I couldn’t love WOXY any more, they go and do this —

Starting this Sunday at 10am Eastern, WOXY will be broadcasting Joe Strummer’s London Calling, a series of 14 half-hour radio programs that Joe presented for BBC Radio in 1998. The shows featured Joe and his record collection, and nothing more (what else is there?).

The show will be aired as 4 weekly two-hour programs, and is hosted by none other than Jon Langford of the Mekons and the Waco Brothers.

This is awesome. Now I just need to make sure I’m awake and home by 10am on Sundays…

Posted under Babystew Home by Steve on Thursday 31 July 2008 at 7:58 am

New Bob Dylan, "Dreamin’ of You"

Bob Dylan is set to release the eighth installment of his Bootleg Series, entitled Tell Tale Signs, on October 7th.

The album will feature unreleased and alternate-take songs from the sessions for Time Out of Mind, Love and Theft and Modern Times, as well as a number of live performances. The album will have a total of 27 tracks.

Tell Tale Signs is available for pre-order now, and you can order either the basic 2-disc version for $18.99, the limited edition 4-LP vinyl package for $99.99, or the Exclusive Deluxe Edition with bonus disc, hardcover photo book and more for $129.99.

Bob has made the first track from the album, “Dreamin’ of You”, available for free download on his website, and you can hear it here:

Bob Dylan, “Dreamin’ of You”

Posted under Babystew Home by Steve on Wednesday 30 July 2008 at 8:19 am

The Jet Age on KEXP

Some great footage of The Jet Age’s in-studio performance for KEXP a few weeks back.

If you’re in DC, be sure to check out the band at the Black Cat tonight!

Posted under Babystew Home by Steve on Tuesday 29 July 2008 at 9:58 pm

Too Much?

Probably. But the mention of Brandon Tartikoff got me thinking about all the good that his shows did for mankind. How he never got a Nobel Prize I have no idea.

Posted under Babystew Home by Steve on Tuesday 29 July 2008 at 9:45 pm

Old 97s @ 9:30 Club, DC [7/29/08]

Discussion tomorrow. Pics now, then sleep.

Posted under Babystew Home by Steve on Tuesday 29 July 2008 at 9:27 pm

What Is It About George W. Bush That Makes You Want To Serve Him?

Absolutely unbelievable.

My answer? His endlessly deep eyes.

Posted under Babystew Home by Steve on Monday 28 July 2008 at 5:41 pm

Broken Social Scene Playing State Theatre

Randomly found this while looking for on-sale info for Matthew Sweet —

Broken Social Scene
The State Theatre
Falls Church, VA
Wed., October 22nd

Tickets go on sale this Saturday at 10am Eastern via the State Theatre’s website.

Edited to add: Noticed over at the 9:30 Club message board that there’s a pre-sale going on NOW at the Arts & Crafts website.

Posted under Babystew Home by Steve on Monday 28 July 2008 at 3:41 pm

Matthew Sweet Playing Webster, State Theatre

Just caught this over at Rock Daily:

Matthew Sweet has announced a number of shows in August and October in support of his new album, Sunshine Lies, which comes out on August 26th via Shout Factory. I’ve heard the disc, and it’s pretty solid. Not Girlfriend, but better than the last album or two.

I’m gonna start highlighting both DC and NYC shows, given that I’m not exactly sure where the focus of this blog is going to lie in the coming months…

Matthew Sweet Fall Tour Dates
August 25 – Solana Beach, CA @ The Belly Up
August 26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Amoeba in@store
August 27 – San Capistrano, CA @ The Coach House
August 28 – Silver Lake, CA @ The Echo
October 20 – Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre
October 22 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
October 23 – Chicago, IL @ Park West
October 24 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
October 25 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland
October 27 – Boston, MA @ Paradise
October 28 – NY, NY @ Webster Hall
October 29 – Falls Church, VA @ State Theatre
October 30 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety

No word yet as to the on-sale date for the State Theatre show, though I did just notice another interesting show there…

Posted under Babystew Home by Steve on Monday 28 July 2008 at 2:37 pm

This Week In DC

My picks in bold.

Black Cat: Valient Thorr, Early Man, Monotonix

9:30 Club: MGMT, Violens, Amazing Baby
Fort Reno: Bellman Barker, Ex-Motorcycle Couriers, Memories from the Space Age

9:30 Club: Old 97’s

Black Cat: The Jet Age, The Console War (backstage)

9:30 Club: Southern Culture on the Skids, The Hall Monitors
DC9: Must Love Trash, The Known Unknowns, The Mirror Script
Fort Reno: Kid Congo Powers, The Shirks, Girl Loves Distortion

Black Cat: Bon Iver, Bowerbirds, Nick Schillae

Black Cat: We Are Scientists, Oxford Collapse, Apache BEat
9:30 Club: Aimee Mann

Posted under Babystew Home by Steve on Sunday 27 July 2008 at 5:19 pm

Birdmonster, "Born To Be Your Man"

Somehow I forgot to post this a few weeks ago when it started making the rounds. But since there’s no such thing as too late when you’re talking about good tunes, here it is…

Birdmonster, “Born To Be Your Man”

You can preorder the band’s new LP, From The Mountain To The Sea (out 8/9), here.

Posted under Babystew Home by Steve on Saturday 26 July 2008 at 1:26 pm

I Didn’t Want The Others To Feel Unloved

Let’s treasure them while we still have them.

Posted under Babystew Home by Steve on Saturday 26 July 2008 at 12:39 pm

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