Tour Dates

In support of their newest LP, Our Earthly Pleasures, Maximo Park are coming back to North America for the first time in 2 years this July. The 14-date tour includes 3 dates in Canada and hits most major U.S. cities. No word yet on who else might be on the bill, but tickets for the various gigs go on sale this Friday, March 16th.

Our Earthly Pleasures is out on Warp May 8th.

Pre-sale tickets available here.

Jul 11 2007
Great Scotts Boston
Jul 12 2007
Webster Hall New York
Jul 13 2007
La Tulipe Montreal
Jul 14 2007
Mod Club Toronto
Jul 16 2007
Double Door Chicago
Jul 17 2007
Varsity Theatre Minneapolis
Jul 19 2007
Larimer Lounge Denver
Jul 20 2007
Club Sound Salt Lake City
Jul 22 2007
Chop Suey Seattle
Jul 23 2007
Richards on Richards Vancouver
Jul 24 2007
Doug Fir Lounge Portland
Jul 26 2007
Popscene San Francisco
Jul 27 2007
El Ray Theatre Los Angeles
Jul 28 2007
Casbah San Diego
Maximo Myspace


If you’ve been out to a dance club in the past three years, you’ve likely heard Soulwax blaring from the soundsystem. If not their original tracks, then their multitudinous remixes of artists such as Muse, LCD Soundsystem, Daft Punk, The Gossip, Ladytron, Lords of Acid, Gorillaz, etc., OR even the reworkings of their own music.

Well, Soulwax are bringing the dance party to you this April with their Radio Soulwax Tour. Not only will they be performing their album Nite Versions live, they’ll also be djing under their 2 Many DJ’s moniker alongside special guests JDH & Dave P. from notorious New York dance party Fixed. Dave P. is likely best known for his remix of Bloc Party’s ‘This Modern Love’ on the Bloc Party Remixed album. The track can be streamed at the Fixed Myspace here.

The tour will have 10 stops, including Coachella. Then in May, the Cannes Film Festival will premiere a Radio Soulwax documentary chronicling the band’s 2006 summer tour. The film is directed by Saam Farahmand, rapidly becoming one of the most in-demand music video directors for his work with The Klaxons, Simian Mobile Disco, Good Shoes & New Young Pony Club [videos linked].

Catch them while you can:
Saturday Apr 14
Radio Soulwax Tour
Transit, Philadelphia, PA
Soulwax Nite Versions Live, 2 Many DJs, JDH & Dave P. (FIXED)

Monday Apr 16
Radio Soulwax Tour
9:30 Club, Washington, DC
Soulwax Nite Versions Live, 2 Many DJs, JDH & Dave P. (FIXED)

Tuesday Apr 17
Radio Soulwax Tour
Hiro Ballroom, New York, NY
Soulwax Nite Versions Live, 2 Many DJs, JDH & Dave P. (FIXED)

Wednesday Apr 18
Radio Soulwax Tour
Studio B, Brooklyn, NY
Soulwax Nite Versions, 2 Many DJs, JDH & Dave P. (FIXED)

Thursday Apr 19
Radio Soulwax Tour
S.A.T. , Montreal, Quebec
Soulwax Nite Versions Live, 2 Many DJs, JDH & Dave P. (FIXED)

Friday Apr 20
Radio Soulwax Tour
Opera House, Toronto, Ontario
Soulwax Nite Versions Live, 2 Many DJs, JDH & Dave P. (FIXED)

Saturday Apr 21
Radio Soulwax Tour
Metro, Chicago, IL
Soulwax Nite Versions Live, 2 Many DJs, JDH & Dave P. (FIXED)

Wednesday Apr 25
Chop Suey, Seattle, WA
w/ Soulwax Nite Versions Live, 2 Many DJs, JDH & Dave P. (FIXED)

Friday Apr 27
Radio Soulwax Tour
Mezzanine, San Francisco, CA
Soulwax Nite Versions, 2 Many DJs, JDH & Dave P. (FIXED)

Sunday Apr 29
Soulwax Nite Versions Only
Empire Polo Grounds, Coachella, Indio, CA

…in spirit, yes.

I was delighted when our friend Josh from Fanatic Promotion asked if we’d be interested in sponsoring their “They Said It Couldn’t Be Done: Ten Bands In Five Hours! ” Showcase at this year’s SXSW. Click here to view the showcase e-card.

03/17/07 @ The Lucky Lounge (209A W. 5th St.)
2:00 Chris Bathgate
2:30 Barzin
3:00 Ruby Isle
3:30 Thomas Lunch
4:00 Pete & The Pirates
4:30 Buildings Breeding
5:00 Sholi
5:30 The Safes
6:00 Morning State
6:30 Metermaids

03/17/07 @ Elysium (705 Red River Street)
8:00 Pink Nasty
9:00 The Berg Sans Nipple
10:00 “The House Of Apples & Eyeballs” (Octopus Project & Black Moth Super Rainbow)
11:00 Bang Gang
1:00 Girl Talk

Brazilian sensations Cansei De Ser Sexy just recently concluded the NME Indie Rave Tour in the UK w/The Klaxons, New Young Pony Club and The Sunshine Underground. Abounding with seemingly endless energy they are now embarking on a European tour and subsequently have somehow found time to grace North America with 6 upcoming dates:
04-29 Indigo, CA – Coachella Valley Festival
06-01 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
06-02 Cambridge, MA – Middle East Downstairs
06-04 Toronto, Ontario – Horseshoe Tavern
06-08 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
06-09 San Francisco, CA – Mezzanine

European dates can be found on the band’s website & Myspace below.

Kill Rock Stars posted a bulletin on MySpace this evening about tomorrow’s premier of Deerhoof‘s new video “The Perfect Me”. I can’t link you to the location where it’s going to premier, because they really didn’t specify that information in the bulletin. I checked the band’s website and MySpace…nothing mentioned in either location. Here’s what I can tell you…


Just so I don’t lose all credibility with the above foolishness, here are Deerhoof’s March Tour dates and an mp3 for your downloading pleasure:

mar 02 – San Diego, CA – The Epicentre (w/ Macromantics)
mar 03 – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress (w/ Macromantics)
mar 04 – Phoenix, AZ – Rhythm Room (w/ Macromantics)
mar 07 – OKlahoma City, OK – Conservatory (w/ Macromantics and star Death)
mar 08 – Dallas, TX – Gypsy Tea Room (w/ Macromantics)
mar 09 – Austin, TX – Emo’s (w/ Macromantics)
mar 10 – Houston, TX – Numbers (w/ Macromantics)

Download: Deerhoof – “+81”

The Jam bassist Bruce Foxton and drummer Rick Buckler are reuniting for a tour, minus the group’s most famous member, Paul Weller, under the moniker “From the Jam: Bruce Foxton and Rick Buckler.” The duo, who will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Jam’s debut, “In the City,” will be joined by singer/guitarist Russell Hastings and guitarist/keyboardist Dave Moore on a U.K. that runs through May.

“I had been away from the live scene for about twelve years prior to 2005,” Buckler tells “And at that point, I felt that I wanted to play live again, along with a longstanding desire to revisit the songs of the Jam. It all made good sense for me to team up with Russell Hastings and Dave Moore, whom I had seen on several occasions in the band Maximum High. We went into rehearsals for a few months and as the Gift organized about six shows at the end of 2005. I was unsure at first, as to the reception we would get, but after speaking to some of the fans, I quickly realized that this was not only a gift to me but to all the fans of the Jam.”

The first thought on many fans’ minds will be why Weller is not involved, which Buckler offers to explain. “Paul had cut all lines of communication with myself and Bruce after 1982 for reasons of his own,” he says. “I do know that he was aware of the Gift and what I was doing, and that he was not interested in any way in reforming the Jam. For my part, there seemed little point even putting the question to him, or even if he was open for any dialog on the subject.”

Foxton, however, bumped into Weller not long ago during a Who concert at London’s Hyde Park. “It was very brief but fantastic to be on speaking terms again. At that time [the tour] was not even thought of. I haven’t got a contact number for Paul, but even if I did, I don’t think he’d be interested, given what he’s supposedly said in the press, but it would be nice to get his blessing, though. Then again, Sting’s just got the Police back together!”

Weller could not be reached for comment about the upcoming tour. Since leaving the group in 1982, he has repeatedly told journalists he will never reform the Jam. However, he saluted the band’s past during a run of shows earlier this month in New York and Los Angeles, performing a number of Jam songs not usually featured in his set lists.

Despite Weller’s absence, From the Jam will be offering a set list comprised of all the classics. “Difficult to choose which songs we would leave out,” Buckler says. “As we have chosen the set from what are our own personal favorites, there is so much to draw from – ‘Strangetown,’ ‘When You’re Young,’ ‘Down in the Tube Station at Midnight,’ ‘A Bomb in Wardour Street’ and ‘Start!’ are all in the set. The covers were always fun to play and maybe we could add some of these — ‘Midnight Hour,’ ‘War,’ ‘So Sad About Us,’ ‘Get Yourself Together,’ etc.”

Only U.K. dates are planned for the time being, but Foxton doesn’t rule out the possibility of playing on American soil as well. “Let’s see how the U.K. tour goes,” he says. “All being well, tomorrow’s the world.”

Tickets are available for pre-sale to Jam fans only. To take advantage of the pre-sale, all you have to do is click on the following link from 9am on Wednesday 21st February to order your tickets for The Jam’s UK May 2007 tour dates, before they go on sale to the general public.

Ticket Pre-sale: Wednesday 21st February from 9am

Here are From the Jam’s U.K. tour dates:

May 2: Oxford (Zodiac)
May 3: Cambridge (Junction)
May 5: Middlesbrough (Crypt)
May 6: Aberdeen (Lemon Tree)
May 7: Edinburgh (Liquid Rooms)
May 9: Nottingham (Rescue Rooms)
May 10: Stoke (Sugarmill)
May 11: Liverpool (Academy 2)
May 12: Sheffield (Leadmill)
May 13: Preston (53 Degrees)
May 16: Bristol (Academy 2)
May 17: Wolverhampton (Wulfrun)
May 18: Cardiff (Point)
May 19: Guildford (Surrey University)
May 23: Norwich (Waterfront)
May 24: Tunbridge (High Rocks)
May 25: Northampton (Soundhaus)
May 26: Reading (Fez Club)
May 27: Portsmouth (Wedgewood Rooms)

Here’s what she had to say last week on her Myspace:

LET IT DIE” is PLATINUM in CANADA!…..just in time to announce Feist’s new album THE REMINDER due May 1st in the USA and Canada and April 23rd worldwide.

A series of dates were recently announced in the following cities (copied straight from Myspace):

Apr 16 2007
Komedia Brighton, Southwest
Apr 17 2007
Shepherd’s Bush Empire London, London and South East
Apr 19 2007
Printemps de Bourges Festival Bourges
Apr 23 2007
Hebbel Am Ufer Berlin, Berlin
Apr 26 2007
Le Grand Rex Paris
May 15 2007
Royal Theatre Victoria, British Columbia
May 16 2007
Orpheum Theatre Vancouver, British Columbia
May 18 2007
Winspear Edmonton, Alberta
May 19 2007
Jubilee Calgary, Alberta
May 22 2007
Conexus Arts Center Regina, Saskatchewan
May 23 2007
Burton Cummings Theatre Winnipeg, Manitoba
May 26 2007
Massey Hall Toronto, Ontario
May 31 2007
Bronson Centre Ottawa, Ontario
Jun 1 2007
Olympia Theatre Montreal, Quebec
Jun 2 2007
Imperial Theatre Quebec City, Quebec
Jun 16 2007
Bonnaroo ’07 Manchester, Tennessee

A track from the new ablum can be found on her myspace and via FLUXBLOG >> here.
The track is called My Moon, My Man.

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