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The Mix-Up Instrumental Album OUT NOW

Having sold virtually every ticket for their recently announced tour dates, Beastie Boys have now confirmed a series of additional Gala Event Exclusive Instrumental Shows in smaller, more intimate venues–as well as a full on extravaganza Aug. 20 at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles.

The first of the Gala Event shows will be held Sunday August 5th to celebrate Adam Yauch”s 43rd birthday at the Boston Opera House. The band expects this to be a truly special celebratory evening, i.e. velvet seats, velvet ropes champagne and strawberries. The band specifies that attendees must “Dress to impress and take a a photograph with casino online that special someone in a wicker chair, oh what?” Needless to say, proper dress is mandatory.

The full itinerary is now as follows:

August 1st – Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier
August 5th- Boston, MA – Boston Opera House – A Gala Event – Exclusive Instrumental Show
August 6th – Boston, MA – Bank of America Pavilion – SOLD OUT
August 8th – New York, NY – Central Park Summerstage – SOLD OUT
August 9th – Brooklyn, NY – McCarren Pool – SOLD OUT
August 10th- NYC – Hammerstein Ballroom – A Gala Event – Exclusive Instrumental Show
August 16th – Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater – SOLD OUT
August 17th – Denver, CO – Fillmore – A Gala Event – Exclusive Instrumental Show
August 20th – Los Angeles, CA- Greek Theater
August 23rd – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara County Bowl – SOLD OUT
August 24th – San Francisco, CA – Warfield – A Gala Event – Exclusive Instrumental Show
August 25th – Berkeley, CA – Greek Theater – SOLD OUT

The Gala Event dates and the Los Angeles Greek Theater show go on sale this Friday June 29 and Saturday June 30. For more details, visit



The first few dates of Arcade Fire’s next leg of North American dates has been announced: Sept. 17 at Red Rocks in Denver CO (on sale June 23) and Sept. 20 at the Hollywood Bowl (on sale June 30). LCD Soundsystem will support on all dates.

The band is currently in the midst of a UK/Europe festival tour that concludes with the Reading and Leeds Festivals on Aug. 25 & 26. Prior to the U.S. headline dates, they will appear at the Austin City Limits festival on Sept. 15, and will tape an appearance that weekend for an episode of Austin City Limits to air in December (exact date TBD).

The tour is scheduled to run through early October. More dates will be announced shortly.

In order to make the headline shows more accessible and to keep service charges low, Arcade Fire will make a limited number of tickets available for purchase directly through prior to going on sale to the general public. Ticket pre-sales will start on Wednesday, June 20 at 10am Mountain via and ending on Friday, June 22 at 3PM Mountain.

For further information, contact Steve Martin or Eliot Wadsworth at nasty little man tel 212 343 0740 e


The Mix-Up Instrumental Album Out June 26

“The Boys owned this festival. Between the instrumental performance, headlining the main stage on Sunday…the best of the fest.”-PITCHFORK review of Beastie Boys at Sasquatch
Following the triumphant unveiling of Beastie Boys’ Gala Event doubleheader live experience at the 2007 Sasquatch festival, a first set of U.S. dates has been announced:

8/1  Philadelphia – Festival Pier
8/6  Boston – Bank of America Pavilion
8/8  New York – Summerstage
8/9  Brooklyn – McCarren Pool
8/16 Denver – Red Rocks
8/23 Santa Barbara – County Bowl
8/25 Berkeley – Greek Theater

The above dates will feature Beastie Boys in all their traditional hip hop glory. Additional, more intimate dates showcasing the band configuration featured on The Mix-Up (due out June 26 on Capitol) will be announced shortly.
Pre-sales for the above dates begin Thursday June 14th, with on-sales following Friday June 15th and Saturday June 16th.  For more details, visit


Davey Havok/Jade Puget Project Confirmed for August 7 Release

BLAQK AUDIO, the electronic side endeavor of AFI’s Jade Puget and Davey Havok, will finally see the light of day August 7 in the form of the debut album CexCells.

Recorded entirely by Havok and Puget and mixed by Dave Bascombe (Depeche Mode, Tears For Fears, Suede), CexCells expands upon and fully indulges the dark electronic textures that have influenced and pervaded the duo’s work for years. The results range from evocation of prime era Depeche Mode and early Ministry (“Stiff Kittens,” “Where Would You,” “Bitter For Sweet”) to four on the floor club-friendly
fare (“On A Friday,” “Snuff On Digital”) to vulnerable balladry (“Wake Up,” “The Fear”).

The common thread running through all of BLAQK AUDIO’s material-Havok’s signature dark vocal and lyrical stylings and Puget’s epic, emotional arrangements-will be instantly identifiable to AFI fans, despite the synthetic washes, keyboard flourishes and robotic beats supplanting the traditional guitar/bass/drum AFI framework.

There will be a BLAQK AUDIO tour in support of CexCells. Dates will be announced once confirmed.

For further information, please contact Steve Martin or Amy Grote at nasty little man tel 212 343 0740 e-mail



As strange as it may seem now, there was a time when Foo Fighters weren’t a household name. When they weren’t a staple of every rock playlist on the planet. And when Dave Grohl was a drummer with a knack for hooks, not the leading man of American rock and roll.

The release of The Colour And The Shape in May of 1997 changed all that. TCATS was the first Foo Fighters album recorded as a band: bassist Nate Mendel and guitarist Pat Smear had toured with Grohl following the 1995 release of Foo Fighters but hadn’t contributed to the recording of the debut album. Gil Norton (already legendary for his work with the Pixies, among others) elevated the TCATS sessions from the DIY approach of Foo Fighters, and the arrival of drummer Taylor Hawkins following the recording of the album completed the group’s evolution from “project” to “band”. Most important were the songs. “My Hero”, “Monkey Wrench”, “Everlong” – the album sequence reads like a Billboard recurrents chart. It was this parade of hits that put Foo Fighters on the path to becoming the Grammy-winning, festival-headlining, indiscriminate ass-kicking machine that we know today.

On July 10, Foo Fighters celebrate the tenth birthday of this landmark album with the release of a special anniversary edition featuring new liner notes along with previously unreleased extra tracks. Gil Norton took a break from production of the forthcoming new Foo Fighters album (yup, it’s true, more info coming soon) to help supervise the audio remastering of the disc, and the Foos are proud to present this glimpse at their, make that our, rock and roll past.

The complete sequence for the reissue edition is:

1. Doll
2. Monkey Wrench
3. Hey, Johnny Park!
4. My Poor Brain
5. Wind Up

6. Up In Arms
7. My Hero
8. See You
9. Enough Space
10. February Stars
11. Everlong
12. Walking After You
13. New Way Home

with bonus tracks:

14. Requiem (Killing Joke cover)
15. Drive Me Wild (single b-side)
16. Down In The Park (Gary Numan cover)
17. Baker Street (Gerry Rafferty cover)
18. Dear Lover (single b-side)
19. The Colour And The Shape (single b-side)

For more information on TC&TS and the upcoming new Foo Fighters album, please contact Steve Martin or Eliot Wadsworth at nasty little man.

Email: Phone: 212.343.0740


As the release of his highly anticipated new album Easy Tiger approaches, Ryan Adams has announced a batch of North American tour dates. As on the album, Ryan will be accompanied by The Cardinals, a group that on this tour will include Easy Tiger producer Jamie Candiloro on piano.

Early response to Easy Tiger has been universally positive; Q gave the album four stars and wrote “the bad boy is back, and he’s really, really good.” On our shores Rolling Stone weighed in, noting that “perhaps thanks to maturity, sobriety or both, Adams’ voice sounds better than ever.” Harp’s lead review in the current issue calls the album “easily Adams’ most consistent recording.”

See announced tour dates below and stay tuned to for further confirmations and info on ticket sales.

Monday, June 18 – Minneapolis MN – Cedar Cultural Center
Wednesday, June 20 – Detroit MI – Gem Theater
Friday, June 22 – Toronto ON – Enmax Theatre
Saturday, June 24 – Burlington VT – Higher Ground
Thursday, June 28 – Philadelphia PA – The Theater of the Living Arts
Friday, June 29 – Boston MA – Somerville Theater

The Cardinals are:

Neal Casal – guitar
Brad Pemberton – drums
Chris Feinstein – bass
Jon Graboff – pedal steel
Jamie Candiloro – piano

For more information on these tour dates and Easy Tiger contact Steve Martin or Eliot Wadsworth at nasty little man.

Email: Phone: 212.343.0740



“His low Delta howl is the pretty, pained yelp of a wounded swamp animal”–ROLLING STONE

“As if Jeff Buckley covered Ziggy Stardust on the banks of the Mississippi Delta”–ESQUIRE

We Sing of Only Blood or Love, the new album from Dax Riggs, has been confirmed for an August 21 release on Fat Possum. The 15-track record finds the Houma, Louisiana singer/songwriter who’d previously recorded under the deadboy & the Elephantmen guise (and long before that as a member of sludge metal pioneers Acid Bath) finally making his maiden voyage under his own name.

Written and recorded in the aftermath of extensive touring behind deadboy’s critically acclaimed We Are Night Sky-which received accolades ranging from a 4-star ROLLING STONE review to ELLE’s Best of the Month–We Sing of Only Blood or Love is as much the debut of an astonishing new musical voice as it is the culmination of a career and passion that’s consumed most of Dax’s young life.

We Sing of Only Blood or Love was conceived on Hallows Eve 2006, when Dax hooked up with the record’s producer and guitar player Matt Sweeney (Chavez, Johnny Cash, Bonnie Prince Superwolf blah blah blah) for sessions that began at New Orleans’ Piety Studios and concluded at the Rare Book Room in Brooklyn. The record features an assortment of musicians including Dax’s latter-day deadboy tourmates Alex Bergeron (bass), Adam Clement (drums), Sean Keating (keys) and Lucas Broussard (backing vocals) as well as drummer Endless Andy (Endless Boogie, Brightblack Morning Light), additional guitar from T.K. Webb, J.T. Van Zandt and Bozo Cyclops, piano and keys from Endless Andy’s bro Robt. E. Lee, drums by Sweeney’s Chavez cohort James Lo and more…

As the material took on a singular life of its own, Dax announced via his myspace page that he would be laying the deadboy moniker to rest and releasing We Sing of Only Blood or Love under his own name, adding “I want to thank everyone who supported deadboy & the Elephantmen, it was and will always be more than just a band, it’s in my DNA.” That DNA runs deep through “Demon Tied To A Chair,” “Didn’t Know Yet” and “Radiation Blues,” but also pervades more passionate extremes on “Terrors of Nightlife” and “Ouroboros,” some serious glam rave-up to “Living is Suicide” and “I Forgot I Was Alive,” and a cover of Richard Thompson’s “Wall Of Death.”

Dax Riggs will be playing a handful of U.S. dates this June in advance of We Sing of Only Blood or Love‘s release. For further information, please contact Steve Martin or Amy Grote at nasty little man tel 212 343 0740 e-mail


11  Philadelphia, PA       North Star
12  Hoboken, NJ            Maxwell’s
13  New York, NY           Mercury Lounge
15  Detroit, MI            Lager House
16  Chicago, IL            Schubas


Despite having just returned home from nearly four months on the road (including tours with Incubus, Bloc Party, and sold out headline dates at LA’s El Rey Theatre and NYC’s Bowery Ballroom among others), Albert Hammond, Jr. will venture out again this summer in support of his debut solo album Yours To Keep (released 3/6/07 by Scratchie/New Line). The upcoming tour will also feature Albert’s debut appearance on CBS’ The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, airing May 23.
Yours To Keep has already earned Albert Esquire’s 2007 Esky award for ‘Best Solo Debut’ amidst other glowing reviews. Spin called the album “top shelf indie pop (4 stars)” and The New Yorker called Albert “a songwriter in his own right…[Yours To Keep] is a light, sunny affair.” Even Ric Ocasek gushed about the album in his New York Times guest playlist, saying “[Albert] writes phenomenal songs.”

In addition to Albert on vocals and guitar, the band features:

Matt Romano – drums
Steve Schiltz – guitar
Marc Eskenazi – guitar/keyboard
Josh Lattanzi – bass

See confirmed dates below, and check for further show confirmations. Albert is pleased to have The Dead Trees, an exciting young band from Boston, as support for the entire tour.

May 20 – San Francisco CA – The Independent
May 21 – Los Angeles CA – House Of Blues
May 22 – San Diego CA – House Of Blues
May 23 – The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
May 24 – Scottsdale AZ – Martini Ranch
May 26 – Denver CO – Marquis Theatre
May 27 – Albuquerque NM – Launch Pad
May 31 – Houston TX – Warehouse Live
June 3 – Austin TX – The Parish
June 4 – Dallas TX – House Of Blues, Cambridge Room
June 5 – Kansas City MO – The Record Bar
June 7 – St. Paul MN – Station 4
June 8 – Chicago IL – The Metro
June 9 – Detroit MI – St. Andrews Hall
June 13 – Northampton MA – Pearl Street
June 15 – Asbury Park NJ – Stone Pony
June 18 – New York NY – Webster Hall

For more information contact Steve Martin or Eliot Wadsworth at Nasty Little Man. Press materials for Albert including photos and album art are available at


Mike “Mike D” Diamond, Adam “MCA” Yauch and Adam “Adrock” Horovitz have confirmed a June 26 release date for their seventh studio album, The Mix-Up, on Capitol Records.
The Mix-Up is Beastie Boys’ first-ever full album of all-new instrumental material. The follow-up to 2004’s To The 5 Boroughs, The Mix-Up features Diamond, Horovitz and Yauch back on drums, guitar and bass, with able assistance from Keyboard Money Mark and percussionist Alfredo Ortiz, on 12 brand new wordless, sample-less, scratchless originals. Sure to please fans of the instrumental cuts from Check Your Head and Ill Communication and the cult hit compilation album made up largely of those tracks, The In Sound From Way Out!, The Mix-Up finds NYC’s favorite sons drawing on one of their arsenal’s primary strengths and pushing it into bold new directions.
Beastie Boys will kick off a summer’s worth of worldwide touring May 26 & 27 with two sets at the Sasquatch! Festival at the Gorge in Washington State. The band will be playing at several European festivals throughout June and July, including Live Earth at Wembley Stadium on July 7.

The complete track listing for The Mix-Up is:

1. B For My Name
2. 14th St. Break
3. Suco De Tangerina
4. The Gala Event
5. Electric Worm
6. Freaky Hijiki
7. Off The Grid
8. The Rat Cage
9. The Melee
10. Dramastically Different *
11. The Cousin Of Death
12. The Kangaroo Rat

* Yes “Dramastically” is intentional.

For further information, please contact Steve Martin or Laura Eldeiry at nasty little man tel 212 343 0740- e-mail


RAMMSTEIN’s live DVD/CD extravaganza Völkerball has been confirmed for U.S. release late summer 2007 via Universal Music.

Völkerball, which translates literally as “People’s Ball,” is a multi-format audio/visual 5.1 package documenting the November 2004–July 2005 tour supporting the Reise, Reise tour that played to one million people across 21 different countries, every venue hosting an enormous castle laboratory set, a cool 140 tons of gear and transport and 63 crew members (plus local hands & drivers), including five on the pyro side alone!

Völkerball boasts the no-half-measures approach to art that Rammstein fans have come to expect since the six Berliners’ 1995 debut album Herzeleid, their 1998 worldwide breakthrough and first U.S. gold album Sehnsucht and subsequent efforts Mutter (2001), Reise, Reise (2004) and Rosenrot (2005). The collection is of particular interest to the U.S. fan, being that while nearly 40,000 turned out for these shows in Moscow and St. Petersburg alone (just to cite those cities as examples), the Reise, Reise tour never made it to U.S. shores.

Völkerball is therefore the first chance for the North American Rammstein fanatic to experience this once in a lifetime outing-and those fans are legion: Rammstein records typically exceed U.S. sales of 200,000 without supporting tour dates, while Entertainment Weekly recently profiled a Rammstein aficionado for their “Obsessive Fan of the Week” column. Völkerball offers said “obsessives” an entire concert from Nimes in Southern France, filmed in a Roman amphitheatre in front of 12,500 fans; selected footage from London, Tokyo and Moscow, plus two documentaries showing the musicians at their most candid & relaxed, making for an overall package that gives a never-before-seen insight into both Rammstein the band and Rammstein the people.

Völkerball will be available in the following formats:

Standard Edition: 2 disc set, available in a CD digi-pack (1 DVD, 140 minutes live video; 1 CD, 75 minutes live audio)

Special Edition: 3 disc set, available in a DVD digi-pack (1 DVD, 140 minutes live video; 1 DVD, 90 minutes of documentary footage, including Anakonda Im Netz (Anaconda In The Net) and Reise, Reise: The Making Of The Album; 1 CD, 75 minutes live audio)

Limited Edition: 190-Page Tour Photo Book, including all of the 3 disc content plus the complete audio to the live show (140 minutes): a prestige 4 disc set.
For further information, please contact Steve Martin or Laura Eldeiry at nasty little man tel 212 343 0740 e-mail