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Tuesday, July 6th, 2004

All Summer Long

Teaching The Indie Kids To Dance has a couple tracks from Ash guitarist Charlotte Hatherley’s forthcoming solo record Grey Will Fade, coming out August 9 in the UK (is there a North American release? Anyone? I’m a little behind the curve on this one). And man, is “Summer” aptly titled – catchy stuff for the season of the sun. Hooks galore, cute girl, ripping guitar – what could be better? I was never big on Ash, but I may have to pick this record up. You can also get an mp3 of the first single “Kim Wilde” off her website. And finally, Guitar Geek has a schematic of her guitar rig… if anyone cares. Besides me.

The lord high nutbar of them all (and pop genius, yes) Brian Wilson will be touring this Fall in support of the release of The Beach Boys’ Smile on September 28. Look for a Toronto date on October 7 at a venue to be determined. In the meantime, you can read this New York Times interview with the man (registration required) – he doesn’t like Summer. Who knew?

According to the House Of Blues, tickets for the Wilco show at the Mod Club August 3rd go on sale today and will run you $35 before shit-fuck charges. The paranoid in me wants to get the tickets ASAP, charges be damned, while the pragmatist thinks that Rotate This will have tickets by tomorrow, and since the show hasn’t even been announced in the mainstream media outlets, there’s not going to be a run on tickets in these first couple days. But both sides agree, frosted mini-wheats aren’t just for kids. And that I’m going to have my tickets one way or another before I head out west.

Update: Tickets did not go on sale today. They will go on sale through Musictoday tomorrow and the remainder through Ticketmaster on Thursday. Rotate This will have tickets on sale Thursday at 11AM, but recommends that anyone who wants to be sure to get tickets buy them online.

Update 2: From Wilcoworld.net: “TICKETS FOR TORONTO, GO ON SALE WEDNESDAY, JULY 7 AT 12 NOON EDST VIA WILCOWORLD, AND WILL GO ON SALE VIA TICKETMASTER AS SOON AS OUR ALLOTMENT IS SOLD. TICKETS FOR TORONTO, GO ON SALE WEDNESDAY, JULY 7 AT 12 NOON EDST VIA WILCOWORLD, AND WILL GO ON SALE VIA TICKETMASTER ON THURSDAY AT 10 A.M.”

MusicTap is reporting that the new Fountains Of Wayne album has a tenative release date scheduled for… April 5, 2005. So, uh, get in line now. I guess.

That Saddam is such a joker, even while he’s on the stand. Lowculture has some fun with the same pics.

np – Yo La Tengo / And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out

By : Frank Yang at 8:43 am
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  1. craig says:

    You might want to feed the paranoia a little bit — tickets in Washington DC sold out in 5 minutes for a 1000 seat venue with a 4-ticket limit per purchase.

    The word gets out.

  2. Frank says:

    Aaaaaah.

    Tomorrow at noon it is.

  3. mike says:

    I was trying part of the morning as well to purchase tickets online and then finally called over the phone to Ticketmaster who said the tickets hadn’t been released. Now I gotta go through all this stress tomorrow morning again.