Concert Announcements: The Pogues, Dinosaur Jr, Atmosphere, Dr. Dog & more...

In what may end up being the best concert of the year, the entire original line-up of The Pogues will be playing at The Midland on Sunday, Oct. 25th. Shane MacGowan is still alive for god knows how much longer, so seem them while you can.

French band Phoenix (who have put out one of the best albums of the year, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix) are playing a free, Myspace sponsored show at The Record Bar this Wednesday June 24th. This show is first come, first serve and with the show being all ages and the bands recent exposure via Saturday Night Live, there could be a lot of people waiting in line for this. Doors open at 7, show starts at 8...get there early.

A couple other shows of note in the near future:

  • Sunn 0))) will be at The Riot Room on July 7th
  • Dead Confederate will be at The Riot Room as well on July 16th
  • Gomez at The Beaumont Club on July 20th
  • Atmosphere will be at The Beaumont in KC on August 7th with Eyedea & Abilities opening
  • Los Campesinos! at The Record Bar on August 12th
  • Passion Pit will be playing at KU's "Night On The Hill" on August 17th
  • Ra Ra Riot and Maps & Atlases will be at The Bottleneck in Lawrence on September 21st
  • Motorhead will headline a show at Midland in KC on September 24th with support from Nashville Pussy and The Reverend Horton Heat
  • Dr. Dog are at The Bottleneck in Lawrence on October 12th
  • Dinosaur Jr will be at The Beaumont Club on October 26th



Videos: Patrick Wolf & Dinosaur Jr

Since there hasn't been much content up here recently, I thought I'd post something tonight. Since I'm a bit drunk and a lot lazy, I thought I'd just post a few video's I've been digging on recently. First off is Patrick Wolf. I don't know a ton about him other than he's British and his new album, The Bachelor, is pretty good. He reminds me of Bowie (not only in appearance) and if you've seen my music collection, you know I like Bowie. Here's the first video from the new album, the song is called 'Hard Times':

The other video I stumbled upon tonight is the first single from the new Dinosaur Jr album. The album is titled Farm (out June 23rd) and the song is 'Over It'. My first exposure to Dinosaur Jr was 'Feel The Pain'. The video was phenomenal and I fell in love with J. Mascis on that album. Only since then did I go back and discover the brilliance of albums like You're Living All Over Me and Bug and realize what a great band the original trio was. This is the second album with Mascis, Lou Barlow and Murph back together, but in my opinion, the 2007's Beyond was pretty forgettable. Let's home Farm is able to bring some of that original greatness back, the first single isn't bad...