Friday, May 30th, 2008
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There are many days where I haven’t had the time to properly formulate a review for anything, nor is there anything especially newsworthy to contemplate. This is one of those days. But thankfully I have enough random linkage to fill out a post and thanks to Pigeon Row PR, I’ve got something interesting to lead with – namely a giveaway for passes to see the reunited Eric’s Trip at the Mod Club next Tuesday night, June 3.
The Moncton band, beloved by many, has been back together for a while but are also carrying on with their respective solo careers so gigs have been somewhat sporadic, making this local show an event of the special variety. I’ve got two pairs of passes to give away for the show, and to enter the contest email me at contests AT chromewaves.net with “I want to go on Eric’s Trip” in the subject line and your full name in the body. This one will run through the weekend and winners drawn after midnight, June 1.
The Dallas Observer profiles Will Johnson of Centro-Matic and South San Gabriel, both of whom will be releasing Dual Hawks on June 3. Fans won’t have to make any Use Your Illusion-style decisions about which one to get, though, as they’ll be released as a regular-priced, double-disc set. Of course, diehards will be also have the option of the deluxe edition which comes with a fancy-pants, 30-page booklet. Centro-Matic are at the Horseshoe on June 11.
Spinner gets some festival-going advice from Rogue Wave’s Zach Schwartz, which you can put to good use next weekend – June 7, to be exact – when they play Olympic Island alongside Death Cab For Cutie, Stars and Young Galaxy.
My Morning Jacket’s Jim James discusses his urge to be evil with Spinner and MTV, while the rest of the band chips in for this feature at JamBands.com. Evil Urges is out June 10 and the band is at the Kool Haus a week later on June 16.
Drowned In Sound have it that Mogwai’s next album will be entitled The Hawk Is Howling and be in stores September 22 in the UK, presumably September 23 in North America. It stands to reason that they’ll be previewing material from it when they play the Phoenix on June 30, but not necessarily – they could bust out Young Team in its entirety… the 10th anniversary deluxe reissue of their debut came out this week.