See it Live:
Wednesday, June 29: The band of Boston brothers known as the Dropkick Murphys is currently touring behind their seventh album, Going Out In Style. They’ll be at the Warfield midweek for $29.50. Show starts at 7:30pm. Watch out for steel-toed boots, circle pits are a little more hectic than your traditional Irish jig.
Thursday, June 30: One of the west coast hip hops rising stars, Dom Kennedy, will be at Slim’s this Thursday. The Los Angeles native has been collecting attention via the internet and small shows such as this one, so here’s your chance. Tickets are $18 and it begins at 9:00pm.
Thursday, June 30: A couple local acts will be at the Rickshaw Stop Thursday night. A B and the Sea, Young Digerati and a few house DJ’s will be providing the party for this 18+ Popscene club event. Tickets are available at the door for $10, shindig starts at 9:00pm.
Saturday, July 2: Grab your sunscreen and your Hot Topic credit card, Warped Tour 2011 is coming around. The Devil Wears Prada, 3OH!3, Less Than Jake, A Day To Remember and a bunch more of the scenes largest names will be on the circuit, which stops at the Shoreline Amphitheater this weekend. Tickets come out to $45.00 and the day begins at 11:00am.
From YACHT‘s latest album comes an ultra-dance-adventure double-video. The tracks “Utopia” and “Dystopia (The Earth Is On Fire)” get painted together in this beautiful exploration of pop and post-modernism. The songs are the first two on Shangri-La, which was released on iTunes last week but is available everywhere now.
If you’re strange enough to like rap and classical music, you’re odd enough to love Chilly Gonzales. One of the highlight tracks off his latest album, “Party In My Mind”, now has some visuals to go with the zany song. Orchestral parts, middle-eastern percussion patterns, lyrics about eating take out food in slippers. If this intrigues you, The Unspeakable Chilly Gonzales, released June 7, is the first ever orchestral-rap album.
Taking another swing at ‘basic bitches’ after her track “Gucci Gucci”, Kreayshawn offers a new one called “Rich Whores”, which is available for download over her website. Oakland’s prettiest rapper also announced some tour dates, and she’ll be at Slim’s on August 25.
Heard it Through the Grapevine:
Motion City Soundtrack fan? This is for you. Next year they’ll be releasing their fifth album, but before that they’ll be taking their other four releases on the road. The crew will be in San Francisco August 24 and 25 at the Fillmore, playing seven years of work over two nights. Tickets are on sale now for $29.50, and album number five is scheduled for release in spring.
After winning all types of awards, The Suburbs by Arcade Fire is now a short movie, courtesy of Spike Jonze. The half hour film gives visuals to the album, which was dark take on the suburbs of Texas where singer Win Butler grew up. You can watch the film, which of course features the band’s music, over on Mubi. [Spin]
Kreayshawn. Before she was a cute little rapper she was a film-student. And now she’s directing a video for the Red Hot Chili Peppers reports Pitchfork. The song, called “The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie”, will be their first single off their August 30 album I’m With You. I was very confused at first, but after thinking about it, their quirky styles aren’t too different.