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Last Update: Jul 24, 2007 21:22:01

Jul 24, 2007

Wasn't something like this in a Ramones movie?

from the Uriah Heep dept.

HELSINKI (Reuters) - A Finnish researcher is to study fish in an aquarium while a rock group performs nearby, to see if the sound causes any ill-effects or distress.

Bands including aging rockers Uriah Heep will perform on Friday night to about 3,000 fans in a tent just a couple of dozen metres away from the aquarium.

"I will be looking for any abnormal behavior or activity," said researcher Mikko Erkinaro.

The 500,000-liter tank is home to salmon, trout, pike and perch and other species common in Finland's brackish coastal waters.

"It could be quite nasty to arrange such an aquarium and a performance venue (so close)," Erkinaro said, "especially when the (band) is a bit old-fashioned.

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May 8, 2007

The First Annual Kennesaw Mountain Bluegrass Festival

from the Benefits dept.

This is a family-friendly charity event and all proceeds go to PanCan - The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. --- ---The Event will be held on Saturday May 19th across from the Kennesaw Mountain National Park. Bring your guitars as picking circles are encouraged. The announced line-up includes the Darrell Scott Band, Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion, Chatham County Line and the Packway Handle Band. There will also be some surprise special guests.

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Mar 20, 2007

The Who ends concert during first song

from the And what about Keith? dept.

TAMPA -- Fans of the Who left an amphitheater disappointed after lead singer Roger Daltrey walked off the stage during the band's first song. Several minutes after Daltrey's departure, guitarist Pete Townshend announced that the show had been canceled. He told the crowd that Daltrey had bronchitis. "I just talked to Roger and he can barely speak," Townshend said. "I tried to get him to come out here, but he's really, really sick." The 9,000 people at Tuesday night's show seemed disappointed but cheered when Townshend told them the concert would be made up March 25.

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Feb 21, 2007

The Jesus & Mary Chain Play Coachella, Summercase Festival

from the Measured Infrequency dept.

The Jesus & Mary Chain return to play their first shows in nine years when they appear at Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio California on Friday April 27th and at the Summercase Festival in Madrid (Boadilla del Monte) and Barcelona (Parc del Forum) on July 13th and 14th.

Jim Reid answers some questions:

1/ why are you doing the show now?

"Well, I would say 'why not?' there are many reasons really. Firstly it's taken this long for me and William to get to a point where it would be realistic to do it, and to some degree each of us assumed the other wouldn't be interested, and it was only after we talked about it that we realised this. Also Coachella were very persistent."

2/ The last show was in 1998?

"Yes, the last Mary Chain gig was in 1998 and was such a bloody awful mess, too much drink, too many drugs, nobody seeing eye to eye on anything and the band just blew up, and I suppose you could say this is another good reason for our reformation, cause that was no way for the Mary Chain to end."

3/ William lives in LA and you live in Devon?

"You can imagine the problems this presents."

4/ Who else is in the band?

"On bass it's Phil King, on drums it's Loz Colbert, and on second guitar is Mark Crozer, and of course myself and William."

5/ Will there be more shows and an album?

"I really don't know. Maybe. I think we would like to and we're looking at another show or 2."

6/ Are William and yourself working on solo albums? "Yes, both are at the recording stage at the moment, and both will hopefully be out later in the year."

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Jan 23, 2007

Marxist Leninist Vacation Destination

from the Commies are everywhere! dept.

A team of British and Canadian explorers endured seven weeks of howling winds and subzero temperatures to become the first expedition to reach the geographic center of Antarctica without any mechanical assistance. The team, led by Canadian Paul Landry, said it was surprised to find a bust of Vladimir Lenin erected by the Soviets nearly half a century ago still standing amid the ice. "We noticed a black dot on the horizon — as we got closer an outline of the bust started to appear — we could not believe it," the team said in a brief statement posted Friday. "We are all so exhausted that we have only just put up the tent with Lenin's stern gaze over us!"

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Jan 13, 2007

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to the FOX

from the Dance dept.

In addition to Alvin Ailey’s beloved Revelations, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s 2007 Atlanta engagement will feature the highly anticipated company premiere of The Golden Section by Tony Award-winning choreographer Twyla Tharp with music by David Byrne and newly-designed costumes by Santo Loquasto. The Golden Section shatters the limits of human physicality with breathtaking leaps, finely-honed partnering and explosive joy. It is “dancing of astonishing beauty and power,” raved The New Yorker. A new production of the legendary collaboration between Alvin Ailey and musical genius Duke Ellington, The River, will also be performed in February.

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Nov 9, 2006

Senses Fail Adds More Dates to Tour

from the Sensory Overlaod dept.

New Jersey emo-punks Senses Fail have added another round of dates to their current itinerary, which finds the group backing its new album, Still Searching, with a late-year tour of major cities throughout the country.

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Nov 7, 2006

Jeremy Enigk Plans Tour To Support New Album

Singer/songwriter Jeremy Enigk, former frontman of Seattle alt-rockers Sunny Day Real Estate, has launched a tour behind his newest solo release, "World Waits."

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Oct 31, 2006

Deftones Add More Shows to Tour

from the Shooting Fish in a Barrel dept.

Their fall tour just got underway, but Deftones continue to add shows to their schedule as the rockers begin the push behind their soon-to-be-released album, "Saturday Night Wrist."

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Oct 30, 2006

Hinder Adds More Dates To Tour

from the Hot Live Action dept.

Hinder, which just launched a new round of tour dates behind its 2005 debut album, has packed its itinerary through the end of the year.

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Oct 23, 2006

Chili Peppers to Tour with Gnarls Barkley

from the More Slap Bass Than You Can Shake A Stick At dept.

Alt-rock icons the Red Hot Chili Peppers and alt-pop duo Gnarls Barkley have announced plans to join forces for a US tour that will take place early next year.

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Oct 20, 2006

Guns N' Roses Tour Postponed Again

For the second time in a month, rockers Guns N' Roses have pushed back the planned launch of their Chinese Democracy tour.

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30 Seconds to Mars and The Used to Headline Taste of Chaos

Actor Jared Leto's band 30 Seconds to Mars and fellow alt-rockers The Used are slated to co-headline next year's Taste of Chaos tour, according to Leto and his brother/drummer Shannon.

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Oct 17, 2006

Goo Goo Dolls Add Shows to Continue Tour

from the Gah Gah dept.

The Goo Goo Dolls have slipped more dates into a late-2006 tour itinerary that now runs until the end of the year as they continue to back their latest album, Let Love In.

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Oct 11, 2006

Blue October to Hit the Road

from the Road Warriors dept.

Texas-based alt-rockers Blue October launch their fall tour tonight (10/10) in San Diego as the quintet continues to back its latest album, Foiled.

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Oct 8, 2006

Pretty Girls Make Graves...and Fall Tours

from the Pretty Girls Make Fall Tours dept.

Indie-rockers Pretty Girls Make Graves have mapped out a late fall club tour as they continue to support their April release, "Elan Vital."

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Oct 5, 2006

Futureheads Cancel Tour; Cold War Kids Continue On

from the Def Leppard's Drummer. 'Nuff said. dept.

Frontman Barry Hyde has developed tendonitis in his left wrist, but openers Cold War Kids will continue the trek

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Oct 4, 2006

Pet Shop Boys to Tour

from the Let's Make Lots of Money dept.

The band's 23-city North American tour is their first in four years.

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Oct 3, 2006

Ben Lee & Rooney to Tour Together This Fall

from the Cheekbones Ahoy dept.

Australian singer/songwriter Ben Lee will join with alt-rockers Rooney for a co-headlining tour this fall.

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