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Alan Moore and Photographer Mitch Jenkins Announce “Unearthing”

Apr 28, 2010 Alan Moore

Comic book author Alan Moore (The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen, From Hell, V For Vendetta and The Watchmen) and photographer Mitch Jenkins have teamed together to create unique audio/visual project, Unearthing, available July 6th.

a-ha Schedules Farewell North American Tour

Apr 28, 2010 a-ha

After 28 years, a-ha is finally calling it a day. But before their final curtain call, they’ll be returning to North America for the first time in 20 years. We have the dates.

Xiu Xiu Announces Tour Dates and Plans For Your Hair

Apr 28, 2010 Xiu Xiu

Xiu Xiu are heading out on a world tour…and they want your hair as a souvenir. We have the dates and hairy details.

Empire of the Sun Announces North American Tour Dates

Apr 28, 2010 Empire of the Sun

Australian duo Empire of the Sun is finally landing in North America with four dates in support of last year’s debut album, Walking on a Dream. We have the dates.

Beach House Talk About Inspiration, Their “New Song,” and Life on the Road

Apr 28, 2010 Beach House

Earlier this year, vocalist/keyboardist Victoria Legrand and guitarist Alex Scallyalso known as Beach Housereleased their third album, Teen Dream. A collection of gauzy chamber-pop songs so enchanting Grizzly Bear’s Ed Droste repeatedly twittered about its “insanely perfectly gorgeous amazingness,” the album has garnered the hard-working duo a string of well-deserved accolades and (very) preemptive declarations of “best album of the year.”

Woodsist Announces June 12 & 15 Mini Fests in Big Sur & LA

Apr 27, 2010 The Fresh & Onlys

Warwick, NY’s indie imprint, Woodsist, is bringing its rays of lo-fi folk-pop to the West Coast this June. Fans of Real Estate, L.A.‘s Abe Vigoda, Woods (helmed by Woodsist leader Jeremy Earl), Kurt Vile, and The Fresh & Onlys can pick from a one-two punch of miniature California festivals.

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings Drop the Funk on Colbert Report

Apr 27, 2010 Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings

Things are starting to look brighter for Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings after an unfortunate run-in with a volcanic ash cloud. That may have grounded plans to play on The Late Show with David Letterman, but the funk-soul train keeps on chugging. Last night it stopped over at the very hilarious, The Colbert Report.

Videos of Conan O’Brien and Jim Carrey Dueting Live Dressed as Superheroes

Apr 27, 2010 Conan O’Brien

Conan O’Brien is currently on his Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour. This past weekend he had two LA stops at the Gibson Amphitheatre, which is in the same studio complex where O’Brien was tapping his Tonight Show before being canned by NBC. His LA shows boasted special guests galore. Sunday’s show alone featured Aziz Ansari, Seth Green, Jonah Hill, 30 Rock‘s Jack McBrayer, and Sarah Silverman. And Saturday’s show included all of those (minus Green and Silverman), plus Mad Men‘s Jon Hamm. But the highlight of both shows was Jim Carrey, who sang a duet with O’Brien, a cover of Five For Fighting’s “Superman (It’s Not Easy).” We have the videos.

Camera Obscura Talk About Volcanoes, Covers, and the Record Industry

Apr 27, 2010 Camera Obscura

One of the bands lucky enough to be Stateside before the Icelandic volcano eruption cut off flights from the U.K., Scottish indie poppers Camera Obscura were counting their blessings when we caught up with them at Coachella. “We do feel for them because that’s the sort of shit that would happen to us!” said keyboardist Carey Lander with a laugh.