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29 January 2010

Lou Reed: Metal Machine Music Re-Mastered and Tour Dates

The original. The one that started it all. Noise Rock. Industrial Road. Underground for years, it survived on the power of the idea. No key. No Vocals. No set rhythm. Feedback forever. Supervised by Lou Reed and faithfully re-mastered to the last squeal. The out of print “Quad” has been replicated for all formats including a perfect vinyl version playable on your stereo turntable with the original rear sections moved to the centre of the front left speakers. It’s worth getting a turntable to hear this. I myself bought a Linn to celebrate the great sound and am playing it through Wilson Watts and Puppies. Here it as we did on Scott Hull’s Duntechs. Straight from the original Bob Ludwig tapes. An act of love for an act of sound.

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Also, Lou Reed will be touring the UK and Europe in April with Lou Reed's Metal Machine Trio featuring Lou Reed on processed and unprocessed guitars, Ulrich Krieger on tenor sax and live-electronics, and Sarth Calhoun on continuum and live processing.  The dates are listed below.  I'll be posting more information as we get closer to the tour.

The Cambridge Junction
Saturday 17 April
Box Office: 01223 511 511,
Book Online:
Tickets: £25 adv
The Junction, Clifton Way, Cambridge, CB1 7GX

Oxford O2 Academy
Sunday 18 April
Box Office: 0844 477 2000
Book Online:
Tickets: £25 adv
O2 Oxford Academy, 190 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1UE

London Royal Festival Hall
Ether Festival
Monday 19 April
Box Office: 0844 875 0073
Book Online:
Tickets: £45, 40, 32.50, 27.50, 25, 22.50
Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, London SE1 8XX

La Cigale, Paris, France
Wednesday 21 April
Box Office: 0892 683622
Book Online:
Tickets: €70, 60, 50
La Cigale, 120 Boulevard Rochechouart, Paris 75018

A/B, Ancienne Belgique Brussels, Belgium
Domino Festival
Thursday 22 April
Box Office: (+32) 2 548 24 24
Book Online:
Tickets: €35
A/B - Ancienne Belgique, Anspachlaan 10,Brussels 1000

DR Koncerthuset, Copenhagen, Denmark
Saturday 24 April
Box Office: (+45) 3520 6262
Book Online:
Tickets: DKK300, 425, 500, 575
DR Koncerthuset, Emil Holmes Kanal 20, 0999, Copenhagen

Sentrum Scene, Oslo, Norway
Monday 26 April
Box Office: (+47) 815 33 133
Book Online:
Tickets: NOK485
Sentrum, Arbeidersamfunnets Plass 1, Oslo N-0181

Ole Bull Scene, Bergen, Norway
Bergen Festival
Tuesday 27 April
Box Office: Bergen (+47) 55321145
Book Online:
Tickets: NOK520
Ole Bull Scene, Øvre Ole Bullsplass 3, Bergen, 5012

Teatre Principal de Palma, Mallorca, Spain
Festival Alternatilla
Friday 30 April
Box Office: (34) 971 219 700
Book Online: 
Tickets: TBA not on sale yet
Festival Allternatilla, Teatre Principal de Palma, Palma, Mallorca

20 January 2010

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17 January 2010

A Few Pictures From NAMM

I went to NAMM for the first time yesterday.  It was a one day thing for me but have always wanted to check it out. In addition to seeing almost any piece of music gear along with the latest releases, there were demos, autograph sessions and performances. In the short time that I was there, I saw Dick Dale, Bootsy Collins, Steve Morse, System of a Down, Gene Simmons, Slash, Eagles of Death Metal and more. 

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15 January 2010

OnlineRock Podcast Vol. 40 - January 15th Edition featuring Eels, Beach House, Tindersticks, Giant Cloud, Laarks, CITAY and more

OnlineRock Podcast Vol. 40 Hosted By Andrew McNair Featuring:
1. Laarks: All the Words You Can't Say Right, An Exaltation of Laarks on Absolutely Kosher
2. Tindersticks: Black Smoke, Falling Down a Mountain on 4AD
3. The Silent League: Here's a Star, … But You've Always Been the Caretaker on Something in Construction
4. The Affected Affections: Baby Baby, demo. Download the demo at
5. Giant Cloud: Fingernails, Old Books EP on Park the Van
6. First Rate People: Girls' Night, album TBA, self-released. Download the single at
7. Los Campesinos!: The Sea Is a Good Place to Think of the Future, Romance Is Boring on Wichita Recordings
8. Eels: Little Bird, End Times on Vagrant
9. CITAY: Careful With That Hat, Dream Get Together on Dead Oceans
10. Beach House: Norway, Teen Dream on SubPop
Andrew McNair lives in Seattle, having recently freed himself from nearly a decade in academia. Aside from producing the OnlineRock Podcast, he also writes and performs sketch comedy.
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07 January 2010

OnlineRock Podcast Vol. 39 - January 7th Edition featuring Vampire Weekend, Laura Veirs, Jason Boesel, Surfer Blood, Get Well Soon and others

OnlineRock Podcast Vol. 39 Hosted By Andrew McNair Featuring:
1. Surfer Blood: Floating Vibes, Astro Coast on Kanine
2. Woodpigeon: Empty-Hall Sing-Along, Die Stadt Muzikanten on Boompa
3. Freedy Johnston: Don't Fall in Love with a Lonely Girl, Rain on the City on Bar-None
4. Jason Boesel: Hand of God, Hustler's Son on Team Love
5. Susu: M.B.T., R and R and R, self-released
6. Laura Veirs: July Flame, July Flame on Raven Marching Band
7. Get Well Soon: 5 Steps / 7 Swords, Vexations on Cityslang
8. Vampire Weekend: Horchata, Contra on XL
9. Seven Saturdays: A Beautiful Day, Seven Saturdays EP, self-released
Andrew McNair lives in Seattle, having recently freed himself from nearly a decade in academia. Aside from producing the OnlineRock Podcast, he also writes and performs sketch comedy.
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05 January 2010

Wanted: Bands and Artist attending SXSW 2010

As you may know, each March we feature musicians, industry professionals and other artists who will be attending the conference. We may do an interview, a CD review or an Artist Profile on you or your band if you'll be there.  We can offer free MP3s giveaways as well.  If you know anyone attending, please send them our way and we’ll make sure they get a spot.  Just enter “SXSW” in the comment portion of any submission forms for Artist Profile, Free Download and/or CD Reviews.  I'll be attending as well so if you'd like to recommend a show or interview, drop me a line.

Artist Profile Submission

CD Review Submission

MP3 Free Download Submission

You can also submit directly at