Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. Announce North American Fall Tour

Detroit’s Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. may have just finished a national headlining tour supporting their debut album, It’s A Corporate World,  but they’re not done touring yet. They’re gearing up for another trip on the road starting on August 5th through September. During that time, they’ll be appearing at music festivals such as Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, and Philadelphia’s Popped! Festival as well.

Here are their upcoming tour dates:

9/12 – Las Vegas, NV – Book & Stage at Cosmopolitan
9/13 – Las Vegas, NV – Book & Stage at Cosmopolitan
9/14 – Las Vegas, NV – Book & Stage at Cosmopolitan
9/18 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
9/20 – Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn
9/21 – Charlottesville, VA – The Southern
9/22 – Washington, D.C. – The Red Palace
9/23 – Philadelphia, PA – Popped! Festival
9/24 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom


Friendly Fires Head Out on Summer Tour

What better way to start this hot Summer season than some fire? Friendly Fires that is. The group have just kicked off a massive tour last week that will see them through to August. They will then pick up again in November as they do a stint in Europe. Until June 11th they will be touring with electronic artist, Wise Blood. Friendly Fires will also be hitting the festival circuit in Europe as well as playing Lollapalooza here. The band is currently supporting their newest release, Pala. Check out the tour dates below!

1 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Varsity Theatre
4 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Venue
5 – Seattle, Wash. @Neumos
6 – Portland, Ore. @ Doug Fir Lounge
8 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Public Works SF
8 – San Francisco, Calif. @ The Independent
10 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Music Box
11 – Mexico City, Mexico @ Teatro Chino De Six Flags
12 – Monterrey, Mexico @ Escenia
18 – Elchenriy & Neuhausen ob Eck, Germany @ Hurricane & Southside Festivals
23 – Oslo, Norway @ Oslo Live Festival
25 – Glastonbury, United Kingdom @ Glastonbury Festival
28 – Magaluf, Spain @ Mallorca Rocks
29 – Ibiza, Spain @ Ibiza Rocks

2 – St. Gallen, Switzerland @ Open Air Festival
8 – Oeiras, Portugal @ Optimus Alive! Festival
9 – Kinross, Scotland @ T In The Park
10 – Punchestown, Ireland @ Oxegen Festival
15 – Benicassim, Spain @ Benicassim Festival
17 – Istanbul, Turkey @ Rock N’ Coke Festival
28 – Sydney, Australia @ Metro Theatre
29 – Melbourne, Australia @ Billboard
31 – Woodford, Australia @ Splendour In The Grass

5-7 *- Chicago, Ill. @ Lollapalooza
7 – New York, N.Y. @ Central Park SummerStage
13 – Osaka, Japan @ Summer Sonic
14 – Tokyo, Japan @ Summer Sonice
18 – Hasselt, Belgium @ Pukkelpop
26-28 – Reading & Leeds, United Kingdom @ Reading & Leeds Festival

10 – Bristol, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy Bristol
11 -Birmingham, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy Birmingham
12 – Southhampton, United Kingdom @ Southhampton Guildhall
14 – Nottingham, United Kingdom @ Rock City
15 – Newcastle, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy Newcastle
17 – Manchester, United Kingdom @ O2 Apollo Manchester
18 – Glasgow, United Kingdom @ Barrowland
19 – Leeds, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy Leeds
21 – Cambridge, United Kingdom @ Corn Exchange
22 – Lincoln, United Kingdom @ The Engine Shed
25-26 – Brixton, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy Brixton

Lollapalooza Announces Lineup

Lollapalooza celebrates it’s 20th year this summer and the names on the bill are more exciting than ever. Remember when this fest used to tour and it was awful? Yea, who wishes it was a touring event again…us. Lollapalooza will take place August 5th-7th in Chicago’s Grant Park. The lineup includes acts from all over the indie spectrum from headliners Girl Talk, Foo Fighters, Bright Eyes, The Drums, Ratatat, Best Coast, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Arctic Monkeys, Cage the Elephant, Cold War Kids, The Mountain Goats and more! Learn more about the lineup HERE.

Lollapalooza Announces 2010 Lineup

Lollapalooza is almost here! The festival just announced this morning the full line up, and we must say, it’s the best batch of bands we’ve seen in years. It makes us wish this was still a show that went on tour. The fun all goes down from August 6th to 8th at Grant Park in Chicago.

Reunions and big name stars will be gracing the stage and you won’t know where to go first. Some of the bands and artists that will be appearing include the recently reunited Soundgarden, The Strokes, Lady Gaga, MGMT, New Pornographers, The Morning Benders, Arcade Fire, Spoon, The National, Gogol Bordello, Mutemath, Metric, Dirty Projectors, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Phoenix, the xx, Blitzen Trapper, The Miniature Tigers, Grizzly Bear, The Walkmen, Waaves, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Javelin, Harlem, Hockey and TONS more.

The tickets will only set you back $ 215 at the Lollapalooza site.

Check out the full lineup!

Green Day
Lady Gaga
Arcade Fire
The Strokes
Social Distortion
Jimmy Cliff
Hot Chip
The Black Keys
The National
Cypress Hill
Cut Copy
The New Pornographers
Erykah Badu
Slightly Stoopid
Grizzly Bear
Gogol Bordello
X Japan
Dirty Projectors
Mavis Staples
Matt & Kim
The xx
Drive-By Truckers
Blues Traveler
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
The Temper Trap
Jamie Lidell
Frightened Rabbit
F**k Buttons
Deer Tick
Blitzen Trapper
Raphael Saadiq
The Cribs
Minus the Bear
The Walkmen
Mumford & Sons
Wild Beasts
Rogue Wave
Los Amigos Invisibles
The Big Pink
The Dodos
Cymbals Eat Guitars
The Antlers
The Soft Pack
Balkan Beat Box
American Bang
The Ike Reilly Assassination
Company of Thieves
The Constellations
Miniature Tigers
Mimicking Birds
The Kissaway Trail
The Morning Benders
Foxy Shazam
Violent Soho
Royal Bangs
Freelance Whales
Semi Precious Weapons
Dan Black
The Band of Heathens
My Dear Disco
Shawn Fisher
Neon Hitch
The Ettes
Jukebox the Ghost
These United States
Empire of the Sun
Perry Farrell
Felix da Housecat
Erol Alkan
Wolfgang Gartner
Joachim Garraud
Mexican Institute of Sound
Peanut Butter Wolf
Dirty South
Cut Copy (DJ Set)
Beats Antique
Steve Porter
Didi Gutman of Brazilian Girls
Ancient Astronauts
Ana Sia
Team Bayside High
Dani Deahl
DJ Mel
Only Children
Lance Herbstrong

MGMT Release Video for “Flash Delirium” (and Some MGMT vs LCD Soundsystem – “All My Children” (Immuzikation Remix) For You Too!)

MGMT. You’ve won. After personally being a bit skeptical about the upcoming record Congratulations (Columbia), I think this morning was the deciding factor. The glam clad boys have released the first video from the record for “Flash Delirium.” It’s not overly flashly for once. It’s artsy, and really brings the song to a new level. Ben Goldwasser finally comes into his own as an actor (haha) as Andrew VanWyngarden plays the sidekick to his creepy “Welcome Home,” party. It’s just not right to reveal everything in the video, because then it would ruin everything, right?

Take a peak HERE AND WATCH!
Congratulations is due out April 13th.

Also check out one of our favorite MGMT remix/mashups ever of MGMT vs LCD Soundsystem – “All My Children” (Immuzikation Remix) Make it an MGMT day. Your coworkers and roomates will love you for it. Maybe.

MGMT vs LCD Soundsystem – All My Children (Immuzikation Remix) by modernmysteryblog

The Strokes ARE BACK!

I was possibly in denial about the fact that The Strokes were making a new record. I don’t even want to think about how long ago it was that the band took the stage together. After Mr. Casablancas finishes up some tour dates for his recent solo record Phrazes for the Young everything goes back into full force for sure. The band is already in the studio recording LP four that will be out later this year. Can I just say it’s about damn time? I swear if Nick Valensi decides to start a solo project in the next month my head might explode. He is the only member without one, isn’t he?

The Strokes are also headlining Lollapalooza in August and will be playing the Isle of Wright festival in June. Talk about a grand comeback. Hopefully the rest of North America will start to see Strokes shows surfacing in the next few months. A new record is certainly a good way to start things off.

Take a listen to a demo of “Someday” down below. Let the good times roll….
The Strokes- Someday (Demo) by modernmysteryblog