O'Death And The Boggs, Tonight In Williamsburg

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O’ Death
tonight, Friday March 9, at ASTERISK
258 Johnson Ave @ Bushwick | EastWilliamsburgIndustrialPark, Brooklyn
L to Montrose | 8PM | $7 | ALL AGES | no phone
O’ Death: http://myspace.com/odeath
“Righteous growl-stomp and roots-infused beauts, sometimes compared erroneously to Tom Waits (except for a few percussive and guttural moments) in a few music blogs, O’death is really more Will Oldham meets the Holy Modal Rounders with a splash of the drunken sprawl of the Pogues and the youthful energy of early Violent Femmes — the association is unavoidable on “Nathaniel” — tacked on for good measure. A lot of the material consists of knee-slapping, banjo-and-fiddle fueled stomps that throw sparks in every direction imaginable, but the haunting ballads really shine, too. So often current alt-roots/country music tends to slide into the abyss of mediocrity, assuming that a slide guitar run or a few plunks of a banjo can cure just about any ill, but this NYC six-piece knows full well how to kick that shit in the √°ss (maybe breaking a bottle or two over its head on the way) and breathe life into a genre that’s often seen slow-choking under a cardboard apple tree. Yee f√∫cking haw! O’death done good. Real damn good.” –Kevin K.
The Boggs: http://www.myspace.com/theboggs
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Advance Panda Bear MP3 & Video

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We loved the first Panda Bear record and are delighted to report that the first single from the new record, Person Pitch, has even exceeded our expectations. We know Beach Boys comparisons are tired, but this new track, “Bros”, sounds like the soundtrack to one of Brian Wilson’s flashbacks. [Hat tip Aquarium Drunkard.]
VIDEO: Panda Bear : Bros
MP3: Panda Bear : Bros [Via Nialler9]

Check it out: Matt and Kim at the Bowery Ballroom on Friday

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If you don’t like Matt and Kim, you have no heart and probably kick puppies. I wrote a piece in them in the Village Voice a few months back and don’t feel like reinventing the wheel, so just click the link and read about frikkin’ cute they are.
Mp3s: http://www.myspace.com/mattandkim
-Cortney Harding

Check it out: The Blow at NYU tonight

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So yeah, he might be all hip and cool now, but when I knew Jona Bechtolt in high school, he had frosted tips, braces, and played in a power-pop band (full disclosure: I had purple hair, braces, and wrote naughty words in magic marker on my arms). Anyway, Jona has grown up quite nicely, and in addition to doing the crazy laptop-noise project YACHT, he’s also one-half of the Blow. ‚”Paper Television” was one of my favorite records of last year, and they manage to make poppy girl vocals and synth beats equal way more than the sum of their parts.
Show details: NYU – Shorin Auditorium
60 Washington Square South – 8th, New York, New York
Cost : free; w/Mirah
mp3s: http://www.myspace.com/theblowus
-Cortney Harding

Vermont Votes To Impeach Bush

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a Town Hall meeting in Newfane, Vt
Not that this matters, but its an hilarious story nonetheless. Now we want to move to Vermont. From The Nation.

When Vermont Governor Jim Douglas, a Republican with reasonably close ties to President Bush, asked if there was any additional business to be considered at the town meeting he was running in Middlebury, Ellen McKay popped up and proposed the impeachment of Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney.
The governor was not amused. As moderator of the annual meeting, he tried to suggest that the proposal to impeach — along with another proposal to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq — could not be voted on.
But McKay, a program coordinator at Middlebury College, pressed her case. And it soon became evident that the crowd at the annual meeting shared her desire to hold the president to account. So Douglas backed down.
“It became clear that no one was going home until they had the chance to discuss the resolutions and vote on them,” explained David Rosenberg, a political science professor at Middlebury College. “And being a good politician, he allowed the vote to happen.”
By an overwhelming voice vote, Middlebury called for impeachment.
So it has gone this week at town meetings across Vermont, most of which were held Tuesday.
Late Tuesday night, there were confirmed reports that 36 towns had backed impeachment resolutions, and the number was expected to rise.
In one town, Putney, the vote for impeachment was unanimous.

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New Bright Eyes Dates Announced

Including a 7-night stint at Town Hall. Dates after the jump

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New David Lynch Bio In The Works

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David Lynch’s banned bovine
We loved Lynch’s criminally under-the-radar Inland Empire, so we’re delighted to hear that a new Lynch project is in the making. A new documentary:

Over the course of two years we were allowed to film David Lynch as he worked on his latest film INLAND EMPIRE. Over 700 hours of footage was gathered both on location and in David’s home. This film will give the most current perspective on one of cinema’s greatest directors and will bring to life his creative process and joy for living life to its fullest potential.
The director began filming David in December 2004 when he went to Lodz, Poland to work on INLAND EMPIRE and photograph abandoned factories. In February of 2005, the director travelled to Los Angeles where he lived at David’s residence and filmed him on a daily basis for seven months, documenting not only David’s filmmaking process but also each of his other creative interests. After primary filming was completed, the director spent the next year isolated in a mountain home in Guffey, Colorado. He would leave twice to film David, first travelling to Lodz in January of 2006 and then to New York City in October of that same year. In December of 2006 the director returned to Los Angeles to complete the film.

No word yet on a release date, the film is still in editing, but given the amount of access the director appears to have been given the film will undoubtedly be fascinating.