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Music News

Sasquatch Reveals Lineup for 2011

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Last night at around midnight eastern time, the lineup for this years Sasquatch! Music festival at the breath taking gorge in George, WA was announced at the annual kick off party. Founder Adam Zacks busted out all the stops once again for the fest’s 10 year anniversary, pulling in headliners Foo Fighters (Previously announced), Death Cab for Cutie, Modest Mouse, Wilco, and the Flaming Lips (performing 1999’s groundbreaking The Soft Bulletin in its entirety). After last years behemoth of a lineup, I didn’t think Sasquatch would be able to match that card, but I think they pretty much nailed it here. Also, Death from Above 1979 showing up and making their case for reunion of the year 2011, hopefully will be announcing more dates soon. If I lived anywhere remotely near the West Coast or was made of money, you can bet your bottom I’d be going back to the gorge, but for now I’ll just be patiently waiting for Ashley Capps and crew to spill the beans on Roo ’11. In the meantime, here are some vids from some of my favorite acts on the undercard performing at Sasquatch this year and view the full lineup here.

The Thermals

Black Mountain

Death from Above 1979

Best Superbowl Halftime Show. Ever.

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Just kidding. It hasn’t even happened yet, but I’m pretty sure it will rank up there on the list of all time worst halftime shows at the Superbowl. Things just haven’t been the same since Janet Jackson’s tit popped out and ruined things for everyone. To think there was a time when I actually got excited to watch the halftime show of the Superbowl is insane, these days you can basically count on the NFL to snag some aging rockers who are way past their prime or the pop sensation of the moment. I’ll give it to Bruce though, you can’t beat that crotch slide. But with the growing trend of indie blending with mainstream, isn’t it about time to capitalize on that for the most watched sporting event in the world. In any case here’s my dream halftime show (and no it’s not just the puppy bowl, but there should be some type of merger there):

-MGMT kicks things off because not only are they a likeable bunch, but you never know when they might pull out a kooky stunt.

-Flaming Lips come up next because as you’ve read here before, Wayne Coyne is completely off his rocker and who wouldn’t want to see him emerge from a gigantic vagina in a huge inflatable ball dressed up as a man who just landed on this planet from outerspace?

– And to close it all off, Criss Angel breaks out all the stops and returns to his previous magic glory by getting gang tackled by every member of the Steelers defense and then emerging unscathed as Jerry Jones, only to tear off a mask and reveal his true self. Now that would be a show.

White Stripes Announce Breakup

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Although Jack and Meg haven’t released any new material in about 4 years, this news still comes as a saddening and sobering announcement in the rock n roll community. The pair released a statement on their website today describing the breakup as being caused by, “A myriad of reasons, but mostly to preserve what is beautiful and special about the band and have it stay that way.” I think that we all saw this coming, but it is still sad to think that the dynamic duo ended their incredible run after only 6 albums. Jack White will still go down as one of the greatest guitar players of our generation and will certainly be hopping between a variety of other projects in the future (I have my fingers crossed for at least one more Raconteurs album), whereas who knows where Meg will end up. The Stripes had a great run and I am highly disappointed that I never got a chance to see them live, but who knows, we have seen so many reunions of huge bands in the recent past (Soundgarden, Rage, Pavement, Big Audio Dynamite to name a few) that anything could happen. Thanks for taking us along for the ride Jack and Meg, hopefully we will be seeing a lot of you in the future in some shape or form.

Go! Team + Best Coast = Boner

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The Go! Team’s new album drops on Tuesday and they have been hard at work churning out videos for quite a few songs off of Rolling Blackouts. This one is a great collaboration with Bethany Cosentino from Best Coast called “Buy Nothing Day.” Each of the bands have upcoming dates at the Paradise, Best Coast a week from tomorrow with Wavves and No Joy, and Go! Team on April 15th with M&T favorite Dom.

Dinosaur Social Scene

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2011 is slated to be a doozy on the new music front, with every band and their mothers promoting a “highly anticipated” disc set to drop “sometime” this year. Well as those once ambiguous promises slowly turn to cemented release dates, its almost like a dream coming true. One guy whose never been one to jerk chains is the soft spoken Boston-local rock hero J. Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. And for his newest record, set to drop March 15th, J. teamed up with a couple of contemporary heavy hitters including Ben Bridwell of Band of Horses and Kevin Drew of Broken Social Scene. This shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise as Mascis is one of Drew’s boyhood idols and the two have collaborated on some projects in the past. Check out an acoustic track from the album below as well as a few other tidbits.

J. Mascis- “Not Enough”

Kevin Drew and J. Mascis Arts & Crafts project

J. Being J.

Got Some If You Need It

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Pearl Jam celebrated their 20+ years of being together by releasing a live album earlier this week. To be completely honest, I wasn’t going to buy this album because I have a ton of live stuff by PJ on my itunes and figured how different can it really be? Then an associate of mine informed me that it was pretty sick and has better sound quality than their other bootlegs.  He was right. What I loved about this album before I even listened to it was that it’s not just their greatest hits.  This was an album for their real fans, I mean, what casual PJ fan would expect two cover songs; “Arms Aloft” and “Public Image,” each of which they’ve only played a handful of times and never in the US to be on this album? Not to mention no “Betterman?” This album is straight up energy and it’s a great mix of songs new and old.  It features a few goodies off of their most recent album Backspacer, such as, “Got Some,” radio hit, “Just Breathe,” and my favorite song off that album, “Unthought Known.” Some other highlights are an intense rendition of “Animal,” a seven minute version of  “Rearview Mirror,” a lovely version of the underrated “In Hiding,” along with another seven minute song, “Porch” which nearly made me j my p.  They end the album with the classic “Alive” followed by “Yellow Ledbetter” which if you’ve ever been to a Pearl Jam show you probably would’ve guessed that’s how they would end it. This is a great pickup if you’re a casual PJ fan or a diehard.

In other Pearl Jam news…they have a few other things in the works for celebrating their 20 years together. For instance, they’re planning a 2-day festival this summer! Location is still undecided but it is rumored to be somewhere in the middle of America. Odds are they’re going to get some pretty solid bands to help them out at this festival. I mean, I’ve seen them a few times…10ish times, some of the openers were, Death Cab for Cutie, Band of Horses and My Morning Jacket. Not that I’m saying that these guys are gonna be at the festival but a man can dream…right?

Along with the festival they are planning to reissue two more of their albums,Vitalogy and Vs. And if you purchased the reissue of Ten you know these are going to be well worth the money. Oh, and lastly, they’re going to make a movie….directed by Cameron Crowe. Yup, I’m officially hard.

This must be why Eric didn’t put PJ on his Bonnaroo wishlist…

Broken Social Scene set to play your living room

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Got any plans tomorrow night, say around 9ish? Good, because Broken Social Scene is streaming their show live from Terminal 5 straight to youtube. If you haven’t seen them live, this is the next best thing so tune in for a few songs, maybe crowd surf your couch during “Ibi Dreams of Pavement”. Catch the link here: http://www.youtube.com/bowerypresents

Somewhere Soundtrack

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Along with making some pretty solid movies, Sofia Coppola also knows how to put together a wonderful and engaging soundtrack. In the past she has utilized music from The Cure, New Order, Peaches, and My Bloody Valentine. In her newest film Somewhere she fills out the soundtrack with songs from the Foo Fighters, The Meters, The Strokes, and a re-worked version of “Love Like a Sunset” courtesy of Phoenix frontman (and Coppola’s boyfriend) Thomas Mars. Check out the trailer below featuring Phoenix and The Strokes.

It’s a mothafuckin’ celebration!

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From all of us here at Maimed and Tamed, we’d like to thank any and all internet surfers who have came across our little corner of the net, whether it be by a misclick or somewhat on purpose, for getting us to 1,000 views. Now that we’re all big time and stuff, you can follow us on twitter @maimedtamed for new post updates, breaking news, and hilarious quick quips. Now go get ya freak on.

Bonnaroo 2011 Wishlist

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We know that there is always speculation and rumors about who will be playing at different festivals and like us you are probably checking message boards and COS’ Festival Outlook everyday for some updates. This year is the 10th anniversary of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival and we are counting on a larger than life lineup. Here are a few artists that we would like to see down on the farm this year and keep in mind that this list has absolutely no basis whatsoever and we are just a few kids who think it is alright to dream big.

My Morning Jacket– One would think that they are a lock to recreate their majestic late night performance in 2008 that has since become a part of Bonnaroo lore.

Radiohead– With a new album coming out and a previous Roo performance under their belt we say why not?

Wilco– They have their own festival going now, but who says the boys from Chicago can’t double dip?

Spoon– You all know that Spoon is a favorite of M&T and they are certainly at the top of our must-see bands list, so here’s to hoping we can catch them come June.

Fleet Foxes– At the rate they are working it seems like the follow up to their 2008 release will never come out. Robin Pecknold promised it for 2010, but nothing ever came. How about you make up for your broken promise with a killer Bonnaroo set? Deal.

Godspeed You! Black Emperor– They are in the midst of a comeback tour as we speak, so let’s keep our fingers crossed for what could be one of the most epic/interesting late night sets of all-time.

Warpaint– Couldn’t get tickets to the show at Great Scott before they were sold out so we thought a Bonnaroo appearance would be a nice consolation prize.

Neil Young– There were rumors up until the last minute in 2010 that he was a lock to headline, but that all fell through. Maybe this is the year for Mr. Young’s triumphant Bonnaroo return.