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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Another free download, this time it's The Whigs

Is it wrong for me to like this band just because their name is oh-too-similar to the Afghan Whigs?

This band, The Whigs, as we know are releasing their new album, In The Dark on ATO on March 16. We also know about the tour with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.

Now comes the news that The Whigs are set to play "Kill Me Carolyne" on David Letterman's show on April 1. If you want to hear the song first, the band is welcoming you to download it for free from their website. And on April 27, they continue their TV tour with a slot on the Jimmy Fallon show.

TOUR DATES (more to be announced shortly):

With Black Rebel Motorcycle Club:
March 4th Knitting Factory Boise, ID
March 5th Showbox Market Seattle, WA
March 6th Commodore Vancouver, BC
March 7th Wonder Ballroom Portland, OR
March 9th Slim's San Francisco, CA
March 10th Slim's San Francisco, CA
March 11th Echoplex Los Angeles, CA
March 12th Echoplex Los Angeles, CA
March 13th House of Blues San Diego, CA

SXSW:
March 17th QuinnStorm / C3 Presents Party (4:20pm) Austin, TX
March 18th Sony Music Shindig (1:45pm) Austin, TX
March 18th Rolling Stone Magazine Party (9pm) Austin, TX
March 19th TBA Austin, TX
March 20th TBA Austin, TX
March 20th The 40-Watt Club Day Party (6:30pm) Austin, TX

With Band Of Skulls:
March 31st Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
April 1st Music Hall Of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY
April 2nd North Star Bar Philadelphia, PA
April 3rd Harper's Ferry Boston, MA
April 4th Ottobar Baltimore, MD
April 6th Cosmic Charlie's Lexington, KY
April 7th Exit/In Nashville, TN
April 8th 40-Watt Athens, GA
April 10th WorkPlay Theatre Birmingham, AL
April 12th Riot Room Kansas City, MO
April 13th Boulder Theatre Boulder, CO
April 15th Martini Ranch Phoenix, AZ

May 14th Hangout Music Festival Gulf Shores, AL
June 5th Mountain Jam Hunter, NY

the more news the better -
  • Bleeding Through has put a new song on their MySpace page
  • new vid for Robyn Hitchcock's "Ordinary Millionaire"
  • The Almost's cover of Tom Petty's "Free Fallin" is streaming on Spin
  • Shirts for a Cure Project & Photo Finish Records are throwing a free SXSW party to include 7 Seconds, Rival Schools, Fucked Up, Steel Train, Riverboat Gamblers, Envy on the Coast, Strike Anywhere, The Downtown Fiction, Dead to Me, I Fight Dragons, Ashtree Close and a special guest. Show on Friday May 19 at Red 7; doors at noon, donations encouraged
  • Sevendust have a new single, "Unraveling" from their new album Cold Day Memory (April 20)
  • Dropkick Murphys new live vid for "I'm Shipping Up To Boston" w/ The Mighty Mighty Bosstones coming tomorrow on Spinner
  • As Tall as Lions new tour dates

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