SLEIGH BELLS Announce New Album 'Jessica Rabbit' + Share Track

Jessica Rabbit
November 11th, 2016
(Torn Clean / Sinderlyn)
Sleigh Bells -- Derek Miller and Alexis Krauss -- have announced their first new album in three years. Entitled Jessica Rabbit, the album -- which was produced by the band and mixed by Andrew Dawson (Kanye West, Tyler, the Creator) -- will be released on November 11th, 2016 as the inaugural release on the band's own label, Torn Clean, in partnership with Sinderlyn. A video for the album-opening track "It's Just Us Now," directed by Derek Miller, can be seen HERE. Previously released tracks "Rule Number One" and "Hyper Dark" are included on the album.
When Sleigh Bells first emerged in 2009, they combined sonic elements that had never co-existed before, pushing sounds to and past their limits to create an entirely new left-field pop music. Their widely-acclaimed debut album Treats, and its metal-leaning follow-up Reign of Terror, established them as innovators in the pop landscape, crossing the abrasiveness of punk with the most raucous dance party ever attended. But by the time they released 2013's celebrated Bitter Rivals -- their third album in almost as many years -- Miller and Krauss began to feel hemmed in by their own aesthetic.
And so began the process of writing and recording the mercurial Jessica Rabbit, one that began, stopped, and started over again many times throughout the last three years. They tried on new instrumentation, swapping guitars for a synth pad; they tried on different time signatures, letting ever-stranger drum machine sounds punctuate their beats; and for the first time ever they brought someone outside of the band into the creative process, working with Mike Elizondo (Dr. Dre, Fiona Apple) to shape five of the band's favorite tracks on the album.
The result is an album that does not sound like anything Sleigh Bells has ever done -- or anyone has ever done, for that matter. It is the sonic equivalent of firing synapses, with melodies zig-zagging in different directions in a beautiful and ever-modulating controlled chaos. It is playful but darkly so; flirtatious but caustic; ebullient but downright sinister. Singer Alexis Krauss has moved from the baby coo of the band's earlier material into full powerhouse mode, singing with a visceral urgency that was absent from previous releases. Tempo changes stretch the songs in different directions, like an attention span gone haywire. It is a record that is wholly unique in sound and purpose, an unabashed and unafraid statement from a band that has made offending rote conceptions of pop music their signature and greatest strength.
Sleigh Bells will be hitting the road in support of Jessica Rabbit this fall -- dates below. All original artwork in the Jessica Rabbit album package is by Brian Montuori.

Jessica Rabbit is available for preorder now at the following stores:
DIGITAL: iTunes / Amazon / Google Play
PHYSICAL: Limited Edition LP / LP / CD / Tape
Jessica Rabbit track listing:
01 It's Just Us Now
02 Torn Clean
03 Lightning Turns Sawdust Gold
04 I Can't Stand You Anymore
05 Crucible
06 Loyal For
07 I Can Only Stare
08 Throw Me Down the Stairs
09 Unlimited Dark Paths
10 I Know Not to Count on You
11 Rule Number One
12 Baptism by Fire
13 Hyper Dark
14 As If
Sleigh Bells tour dates:
8/31/16                        Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom & Tavern
9/1/16                          Detroit, MI @ El Club
9/2/16                          Chicago, IL @ North Coast Music Festival
9/3/16                          Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line
9/4/16                          Denver, CO @ Riot Fest
9/7/16                          Washington, DC @ U Street
9/8/16                          New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
9/10/16                        Asbury Park, NJ @ House of Independents
9/12/16                        Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
9/13/16                        Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
11/11/16                      San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park
11/12-13/16                 Los Angeles, CA @ Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival
11/15/16                      San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
11/16/16                      San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
11/18/16                      Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
11/19/16                      Seattle, WA @ Neumos

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SWANS @ the Fonda Theater Sept 2nd







All photos taken in NYC by Daniel Murtagh.
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MOBY to Headline his only N. American Performance for Circle V Festival Supporting Mercy for Animals


Circle V
Circle V Music Festival by GOLDENVOICE
New Music Festival to Focus on Animal Rights, 
Benefiting Renowned International Nonprofit 
Mercy For Animals

Los Angeles, CA (August 29, 2016)  - On Saturday, October 23, thousands of festivalgoers will gather in Hollywood at the historic Fonda Theatre for the inaugural Circle V music festival, celebrating animal rights and benefiting international animal protection nonprofit Mercy For Animals
Longtime animal activist Moby will headline the festival produced by Goldenvoice (Desert Trip, Coachella) in his only LIVE performance this year, alongside Blaqk Audio and Cold Cave. In the spirit of the festival, Moby & The Void Pacific Choir are releasing their new animal rights video, Don't Leave Me -  http://moby.la/mobyvpcdontleaveme.
Special celebrity guests will include Kat Von D (LA Ink) and pro NBA player John Salley.
Says Moby (co-founder of the festival along with Tony Kanal and Mercy For Animals), "Circle V is the coming together of my life's work, animal rights, and music. I couldn't be more excited about this event and am so proud to be headlining."
An all-day, all-vegan food extravaganza curated by Eat Drink Vegan and featuring some of the best-known and beloved chefs and trucks in Los Angeles will precede the music. 
Speakers, including the most respected and acclaimed voices in animal rights, will also be a part of the festivities. Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn, directors of Leonardo DiCaprio's climate change documentary, Cowspiracy, will lead a panel discussion of the environmental impacts of animal agriculture; Mercy For Animals' president, Nathan Runkle, PETA founder Ingrid Newkirk, and famed ultramarathoner and author Rich Roll will also speak. 
Date: Saturday, October 23, 2016
Time1-6 pm    Speakers and Food
   7-11 pm  Concert
Location: The Fonda Theatre, Hollywood (6126 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA)  
All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Mercy For Animals, whose mission is to prevent cruelty to farmed animals and promote compassionate food choices and policies. Mercy For Animals' groundbreaking undercover investigations and legal advocacy initiatives have led to landmark criminal and civil prosecutions of factory farms, new and stronger animal protection laws, the defeat of whistleblower-suppression bills, and policy changes that improve animal welfare and consumer protections. 
"Circle V is more than a music festival; it's a movement," says Nathan Runkle, president of Mercy For Animals. "By spotlighting vegan food, speakers, and artists, we hope this event inspires and empowers people to take action to make the world a kinder place for animals."
Circle V believes that a future in which animals are granted basic rights is possible if we all act today.  Tickets to the festival are $10 for 1-6pm speakers and food or $59.50 all inclusive day event + concert. 

Visit CircleV.com to purchase tickets
or you can follow them on
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OG OC Punk Rikk Agnew’s new LP Learn from the Rikk Agnew Band on Frontier Records out Oct. 14

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PUNK NEWS: OG OC Punk Rikk Agnew’s new LP Learn from the Rikk Agnew Band on Frontier Records out Oct. 14
Dearest "Kids of the Black Hole”
Adolescents. Christian Death. D.I. Social Distortion. The Detours. Naughty Women. ADZ. 45 Grave. 
Anyone who has paid attention to music over the last 35+ years has even a passing knowledge of most of these iconic SoCal/Orange County punk & goth bands. But what many of you might NOT know is that singer/guitarist/lyricist Rikk Agnew played a pretty huge part in bringing these bands the recognition they so richly deserve. What’s more, any punk worth his weight in the pit knows is that in 1982, Rikk released an audacious punk solo album, All By Myself, which he wrote, sang and played all the instruments on. This was not only unheard of in 1982, it was also unthinkable. It’s part of the reason why Agnew is known as the ‘Brian Wilson of punk’. 
On October 14, Frontier Records and Rikk Agnew (whose history go back more than three decades) are set to release The Rikk Agnew Band’s debut full-length LP (no CDs!) Learn. Featuring 12 high-octane tunes that are sure to continue the legacy of punk’s reigning genius, they chronicle a larger story of recovery that is both shocking and remarkable - a la the cover of the LP. Check out this OC Weekly cover story from a few years back to learn more:

Track listing is:
1. Bash
2. Boulevard
3. Cat Fight
4. Deprogrammer
5. I Can’t Change The World
6. Kitten Robot Blues
7. Learn
8. Life Stinks
9. Nelson’s Blood
10. Punk Belly
11. Ripped to the Tits
12. Think of the Children

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La Femme Share New Video For "Septembre"

New Album MystèreOut September 2nd on Disque Pointu
Announce US Tour Dates

Watch Video For “Où va le monde”

US Tour Dates
Oct 19 – Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
Oct 21 – Montreal, QC - Theater Fairmount
Oct 23 – Orange County, CA - Beach Goth Festival
Oct 25 – Los Angeles, CA - Regent Theater
Oct 26 – San Francisco, CA - The Rickshaw Stop
Oct 28 – Seattle, WA - Barboza
Oct 29 – Vancouver, BC - The Cobalt
Oct 30 – Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge

Direct from the Paris, French pop connoisseurs La Femme will release new album Mystère on the world this September. Hailing from Le Pré Saint Gervais and Ivry-sur-Seine’s winding rues, La Femme have made a huge mark on modern Paris's cultural landscape, with the two sides of the city – the glamour and the grit - engrained in their music.

Debut album Psycho Tropical Berlin topped the French digital charts and the band won Best New Band of the year at the French Music Awards, they return with a more psychedelic sound and a range of guest vocalists that slice through the starkest of electro beats. "Nothing is frozen. La Femme is a solar system,” explains Sacha of his band’s all-inclusive philosophy. “We don't like the idea of having a leader or a chief: everyone brings to the band what they can and want..... It also suggests that the woman is a mystery."

The bands latest video for Septembre sees the band replace their three piece suits and neckerchiefs for lighter attire, taking a trip to the beach alongside guest vocalist Angela Hureau and hitting the surf.

The rest of the album was  recorded between a castle in Brittany and a Paris basement before being finished up with Sonny Diperri (Animal Collective) in LA, Mystère once again sees backgrounds blurred and worlds collide. The band’s chic retro-futurist surf-pop sound possesses the same dose of glamorous punk stomp as before, but this time around its layered with an elegant fusion of influences from Ennio Morricone, Marie Et Les Garcons’ disco-rock touch and the lysergic romanticism of The Velvet Underground. Through increased use of strings and further exploration of sound, Mystère also incorporates the band’s new love of oriental sounds, Turkish disco, Tuareg blues, medieval psychedelia to mainstays Brian Eno and Pink Floyd.

“Slow down, take it easy, put Mystère on the record player and allow yourself to be taken far away...” they say. Liberté, égalité, fraternité. Everyone can be a part of La Femme’s world – and it has never felt more alive.

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The Warlocks Share "Only You" Track Via Flaunt | New LP Out 9.2 On Cleopatra Records

The Warlocks Share "Only You" Track Via Flaunt

 'Songs From The Pale Eclipse' LP Out September 2nd On Cleopatra Records

Photo credit: Steven Olmos

LISTEN & SHARE: The Warlocks - "Only You"

WATCH & SHARE: The Warlocks - "Lonesome Bulldog" Video

"The lo-fi camera work and murky lighting are a perfect match for the track, whose jangling rhythm guitars are overpowered by ugly overdriven leads, suggesting Neil Young migrating into and steadily taking over The Byrds" - FLOOD

"Vocals from bandleader Bobby Hecksher weaving wearily through static sonic terrain with the gusto of a jaded vagabond — which is a lot more pleasing than that description may sound."
Psych-rock mainstays The Warlocks have shared their new track "Only You" via Flaunt. The song is from their upcoming album Songs From The Pale Eclipse, which is available September 2nd on Cleopatra Records. You can pre-order it now on iTunes.
Formed in America during 1999, The Warlocks produce a relentless, hypnotic wall of sound that suggests a collision between classic psychedelia, Krautrock and Velvet Underground style rock and roll. It's just what the head doctor orders if you wish to be an underground stateside phenomenon and that's exactly what The Warlocks became. 
Front man Bobby Hecksher grew up in the swamps of Tampa Bay, Florida where he was practically raised at a radio station owned his grandfather and where his mum also worked as a secretary. As a result Bobby was soon eating and breathing rock'n'roll on a daily basis. Bobby recalls, "My granddad was an inspiration. He created the radio station out of thin air. And from it all these nuggets of rock'n'roll came toward me".
At sixteen his family left the swamps and moved to LA where Bobby soon found kindred spirits. He jammed with Beck, playing bass on Stereopathetic Soulmanure, Beck’s second independently released album. He hung out in the decadent atmosphere of the Mad Hatter club and moonlighted in the Brian Jonestown Massacre whilst also attending parties with legendary acid guru Timothy Leary, a potent cultural and creative mix that led to the formation of The Warlocks.
Their debut album Rise & Fall (Bomp 2000) set out their template, allowing The Warlocks to build upon their reputation as a forceful live act. But it was the band's signing of a worldwide deal with Mute (in conjunction with City Rockers in the UK and with Birdman in America) that led to the release of Phoenix (2003) a record that raised their profile significantly. The album's varying moods and atmospheres range from the driving power of "Shake the Dope Out" to the 14-minute, hallucinogenic opus "Oh Shadie." International touring in support of the release and the sheer power of Warlock’s gigantic live sound built a worldwide cult following for the band that has only grown and intensified.
2005 saw Hecksher and company team up with veteran producer Tom Rothrock (Beck, Elbow, Motörhead) for the band’s third album, the dreamy blissed-out Surgery. After some significant changes in personnel, the band returned just 2 years later with the darker Heavy Deavy Skull Lover released on Tee Pee Records, followed by 2009’s The Mirror Explodes produced by Rod Cervera and Joey Santiago of The Pixies. All the while, the band continued to develop their sound and grow their fanbase, and after a somewhat longer hiatus, the Warlocks returned in 2013 withSkull Worship.
For The Warlock’s newest album, Hecksher has dug deep into the demo vault for the most promising, undiscovered musical treasures, which the band then reworked and re-recorded to bring you Songs From The Pale Eclipse. Hecksher explains, “Songs From The Pale Eclipse is a collection I’ve been wanting to get to for the last decade or so. We’ve sifted through stacks of demos, odds and ends on my 8-track…not everything fits like it’s one cohesive album; it’s not supposed to! In this modern age, you can pick and choose as you like!”
The first single from Songs From The Pale Eclipse, “Lonesome Bulldog,” features Hecksher’s solemn, yet seductive, raspy voice paired perfectly with melodic guitars that chime and swirl and sharp, tight drums. Hecksher’s poetic lyrics, such as “trying to unwind the time, falling through the mirror, with acid on my mind” from the track “We Took All The Acid” are playful yet articulate. “Drinking Song” is complete with visionary themes of the personification of alcohol and deep moods that reveal the pain of alcoholism, expressed by the line “oh alcohol, you know me too well.” The album’s deft production illuminates the multi-textured instrumentation and harmonically-rich vocals. All together, the effortless sounds of Songs From The Pale Eclipse will leave the listener intoxicated.

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August 29, 2016 - The Pretty Reckless smashes it! "Take Me Down," the first single from the upcoming album Who You Selling For, has reached #1 on the rock chart, after just 7 short weeks. This milestone marks the fourth consecutive #1 for the band who broke records as the first female-fronted band to have three chart toppers in a row with "Heaven Knows," "Messed Up World" and "Follow Me Down" (all from 2014's Going To Hell) - a feat that has not been accomplished since The Pretenders in 1984, over 30 years ago.
"The Pretty Reckless are the most exciting new band in rock. Taylor Momsen is a star, and we take a great deal of pride in helping the band break through in a genre largely dominated by male artists," says Razor & Tie Co-founder Cliff Chenfeld. "This is just the beginning."
The Pretty Reckless's extraordinary third studio album Who You Selling For is set for release on October 21. Produced by longtime collaborator Kato Khandwala, Who You Selling For expands the band's sound to encompass soul, blues and rock and roll. The songs were written by front womanTaylor Momsen and guitarist Ben Phillips. Momsen's dark lyrics and raw, charismatic vocals are on full display and the band delivers at full intensity with a level of musicianship that raises the bar.
TPR hits the road this fall in support of the album, hitting major markets in the US and wrapping on December 6th in Los Angeles.
The Pretty Reckless is managed by DAS Communications, Ltd.

Full routing is as follows:
October 20Tulsa, OKBrady Theater (Wizard World)
October 22Elverta, CADiscover Park (Aftershock Festival)
October 23Las Vegas, NVHouse of Blues
October 24Scottsdale, AZLivewire
October 26Lubbock, TXWild West
October 27Dallas, TXGas Monkey Live!
October 29New Orleans, LACity Park (Voodoo Festival)
October 30Houston, TXHouse of Blues
November 1Atlanta, GAThe Buckhead Theatre
November 3Ft. Lauderdale, FLRevolution Live
November 4Orlando, FLHouse of Blues
November 5Destin, FLClub LA
November 7Nashville, TNCannery Ballroom
November 10Detroit, MISt. Andrews Hall
November 11Chicago, ILHouse of Blues
November 12Cleveland, OHHouse of Blues
November 13Toronto, ONThe Phoenix Concert Theater
November 15Boston, MAParadise Rock Club
November 16New York, NYTerminal 5
November 18Baltimore, MDRams Head Live!
November 19Niagara Falls, NYThe Rapids Theater
November 21Omaha, NESokol Auditorium
November 22Clive, IA7 Flags Event Center
November 23Minneapolis, MNMyth Live Event Center
November 25Green Bay, WIThe Sandlot Entertainment Complex
November 26Sioux City, IAAnthem @ Hard Rock
November 28Denver, COThe Ogden Theatre
November 30Salt Lake City, UTThe Depot
December 1Boise, IDKnitting Factory
December 2Seattle, WAThe Showbox
December 3Portland, ORThe Roseland Theater
December 6Los Angeles, CAMayan Theatre

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Original Misfits members announce Dave Lombardo as drummer for reunion shows


One Of The World's Most Iconic Bands Set To Make Reunion In September At The Two Riot Fests

After months of speculation, the ORIGINAL MISFITS announce that drummer Dave Lombardo will join them for their two Riot Fest dates (Denver, September 4th and Chicago, September 18th). The original drummer for Slayer, Lombardo will be providing his propulsive beat behind Original MISFITS members Glenn Danzig and Jerry Only, with longtime guitarist Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein. Danzig and Only will be playing together on stage for the first time since 1983.
Lombardo says of joining the band for the dates"The Misfits created the horror punk attitude and had a massive influence on modern rock, punk and metal.  It was an easy decision for me to join them for these monumental shows.  I was honored to be asked, and am very excited to be playing with the band. Judging by the rehearsals alone, Misfits fans will not be disappointed- this is everything they could have hoped for and more."
Glenn Danzig says, "I first met Dave back in '88 when DANZIG did four shows with Slayer in the U.S., before the first DANZIG album was released. Dave is one of the best drummers around, and I can't wait for everyone to see him pounding MISFITS songs live for these special shows."
Jerry Only says, "Dave Lombardo is a master at what he does. With the immensity of the two shows we're planning together, the biggest decision we had was who is going to keep time and power this monster machine on drums? When Dave Lombardo's name was thrown into the ring, Glenn and I were immediately on the same page from the very start, a good sign of things to come.  I think the darker side of punk we created with the MISFITS spawned the growth and evolution of punk into thrash, and sired bands like Metallica and Slayer, just as we inspired countless others in the punk revolution."
The influence of the MISFITStheir music and iconic imagery, extends well beyond punk rock,spanning a wide variety of musical genresand into pop culture itself-on a global level. 
And for the first time in over three decades, fans from around the world will have the opportunity to witness the Original Band that created thousands of others in their wake.

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Wilco Shares New Song “Someone To Lose" from forthcoming Schmilco



Easthampton, MA – August 29, 2016 – Wilco shares a new song today called “Someone To Lose” from the forthcoming album Schmilco. The song is streaming now at Wilcoworld.net and is available as a free download to anyone who pre-orders Schmilco before its official September 9 release.

Wilco is encouraging fans to gather together on September 6 at local independent record stores across North America to hear Schmilco for the first time. Stores hosting “I Heard Schmilco” parties are currently located in 48 US states, with additional locations in Canada and a special listening engagement at the End of the Road Festival in North Dorset, UK. Stores will play the album in its entirety, on vinyl, and offer attendees a chance to win unique prizes including slipmats featuring album-cover artist Joan Cornella’s artwork. A current list of participating stores is 
HERE. Vinyl copies of Schmilco will be available for purchase on Sept. 6 across the US at all retail outlets (physical stores and online shops) and all formats (CD & online) will be available on Sept. 9 worldwide.

Wilco is unveiling a series of short video clips this week through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to promote the in-store events. The first clip was created by John Hodgman and features the comedian in the Bangor, ME airport with a giraffe. See it 
HERE and watch for more videos this week.

Every band member talks Schmilco with the online music publication Consequence of Sound. Read the story 
HERE and watch the site for additional Wilco-related content and interviews throughout the week.

Schmilco is Wilco’s 10th studio album and features 12 new songs written by Jeff Tweedy. It is the third Wilco release on the band’s own dBpm Records, and it follows Star Wars, which was released for free and as a surprise, in July 2015. Recorded at the band’s Chicago studio the Loft,Schmilco is produced by Jeff Tweedy and Tom Schick.

Schmilco track listing: 
Normal American Kids  /  If I Ever Was A Child  /  Cry All Day  /  Common Sense  /
Nope  /  Someone to Lose  /  Happiness  /  Quarters  /  Locator  /  Shrug and Destroy  /
We Aren’t The World (Safety Girl)  /  Just Say Goodbye

Wilco is:
Jeff Tweedy – guitars, vocals; John Stirratt – bass, vocals; Glenn Kotche – drums; Nels Cline – guitars; Patrick Sansone – guitars, keyboards, vocals; Mikael Jorgensen – keyboards
Wilco North American Tour Dates
Aug 30Red Butte Garden ^Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 31Morrison Center ^Boise, ID
Sep 2The Moore Theatre ^Seattle, WA
Sep 3The Moore Theatre ^Seattle, WA
Sep 4Schnitzer Concert Hall ^Portland, OR
Sep 6The Fillmore ^San Francisco, CA
Sep 7The Fillmore #San Francisco, CA
Sep 9The Fillmore %San Francisco, CA
Sep 10The Fillmore +San Francisco, CA
Sep 11The Fillmore //San Francisco, CA
Sep 13Theatre at the Ace Hotel //Los Angeles, CA
Sep 14Theatre at the Ace Hotel *Los Angeles, CA
Sep 15Theatre at the Ace Hotel ~Los Angeles, CA
Sep 17Sound SummitMill Valley. CA
Wilco International Tour Dates
8 OctPopload FestivalSao Paulo, BR
10 OctLa TrastiendaMontevideo, UY
12 OctTeatro CapoulicanSantiago, CL
15 OctBUE FestivalBuenos Aires, AR
27 OctAncienne BelgiqueBrussels, BE
28 OctAncienne Belgique !Brussels, BE
29 OctNew Fall FestivalDusseldorf, DE
30 OctNew Fall FestivalStuttgart, DE
2 NovDR Koncerthuset !Copenhagen, DK
3 NovSentrum Scene !Oslo, NO
4 NovAnnexet !Stockholm, SE
5 NovRS WeekenderWeissenhauser, DE
7 NovTempodrom !Berlin, DE
9 NovTivoliVredenburgUtrecht, NL
10 NovLe Guess WhoUtrecht, NL
12 NovFabrique !Milan, IT
14 NovMuseumquartier !Vienna, AT
15 NovVolkshaus !Zurich, CH
16 NovCasino de Paris !Paris, FR
18 NovAlbert HallManchester, UK
19 Nov02 Brixton AcademyLondon, UK
Special guests:
^ Joan Shelley     # Amendola vs. Blades
% Deep Sea Diver     + Kacy & Clayton
// Kevin Morby     * Jeff Parker
~ Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin     ! William Tyler


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