Thursday, August 21, 2008

Newly Released = The Walkmen- You & Me

This new Walkmen album is damn good. Not that 100 Miles Off isn't a decent record in it's own right. It just seems like there's something special happening here. You & Me is a more focused and confident collection of songs with all the drama and sense of adventure intact. I hate to go over the top on you, but this album might just prove to be The Walkmen's finest hour. Sure It could be the newness talking but I don't think that's it, I really don't. I'll keep spinning You & Me and try not issue anymore claims of greatness, while the rest of you head to the record store or digital shop and pick this one up.
The Walkmen will play downstairs at The Middle East on September 18th.

The Walkmen- In The New Year

Friday, August 15, 2008

Mission of Burma will be doing a special in-store performance on Friday September 12th @ 7PM at the Newbury Comics location on Newbury Street in Boston. I just had to get that little a piece of information to you as soon as I opened my e-mail this morning.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

I figured this segment of Micro-News was a little over due, plus I have found myself with the time to type and didn't want to pass up the opportunity. This post contains news from Times New Viking, Death Cab For Cutie, and Okkervil River.

You can add Death Cab For Cutie to the onslaught of great shows that will be hitting the Boston area this fall. DCFC have announced a show at Agganis Arena on October 3rd. There will be a special fan club pre-sale on 8/20 with the general on sale set for 8/23. You can read up on all the details at

Death Cab For Cutie Fall Tour Dates

08.15.08 - Seoul, South Korea - ETP Fest
08.17.08 - Melbourne, Australia - The Palace
08.18.08 - Newtown, Australia - The Enmore
08.20.08 - Fremantle, Australia - Metropolis
08.22.08 - Fortitude Valley, Australia - The Tivoli
09.01.08 - Seattle, WA - Bumbershoot
10.03.08 - Boston, MA - Agganis Arena
10.04.08 - Wallingford, CT - Chevrolet Theater
10.05.08 - Atlantic City, NJ - Showboat Casino Hotel
10.06.08 - New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall
10.08.08 - Columbus, OH - LC Outdoor Amphitheater
10.12.08 - Champaign, IL - Assembly - University of Illinois
10.13.08 - St. Louis, MO - Fox Theatre
10.26.08 - New Orleans, LA - Voodoo Music Experience

On September 9th Okkervil River will be releasing The Stans Ins via Jagjaguwar. If you're a regular reader of this blog you know that I'm a big fan and I'm anxiously awaiting the sequel to The Stage Names. Thanks to Jagjaguwar we can hear the first track Lost Coastlines. Okkervil River will play Pearl Street in Northhampton, MA on October 8th. I'm still holding out a little hope for something a little closer to Boston. Keep those fingers crossed.

AGP favorites Times New Viking will release some new music this fall. Stay Awake a 5 song EP will drop in stores on October 21st via matador.

TMV will spend there late fall evenings on stage with Deerhunter, Pylon, and Sonic Youth. They play the Paradise with the aforementioned Deerhunter on November 10th.

Stay Awake EP
(Release Date 10/21/08)
01 Call & Respond
02 Pagan Eyes
03 Hate Hate Hate
04 No Sympathy
05 Sick & Tyred

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The 36th Running of The Falmouth Road Race

I'd like to take a moment to thank everyone who supported me in last weekend's Falmouth Road Race. With your help I was able to raise money for Gosnold On Cape Cod. With 10,000 runners on hand as well all there friends and family this was a memorable day. Thanks again for your support and donations.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Pre-Show Hyping

Here at The AGP , we're down right giddy at the thought of next weeks Radiohead and Wilco shows respectively. So we have a busy week ahead as not one but two of music most important artists bring there Live shows to our commonwealth.

Jeff Tweedy
and co. have been busy this summer playing festivals and singing Take Me Out To The Ballgame at Wriggly Field. However next Tuesday Wilco return to the Boston area for a show at Tanglewood. To be fair The Berkshires aren't exactly close to Boston, but us Wilco fans will take what we get and everyone loves a summer road trip.

Here's Wilco from last weekends Lollapolooza (08)
Pot Kettle Black

From the moment Radiohead unveiled In Rainbows and there pay what you want pricing US fans have been clamoring for the chance to catch this band Live on US soil. Next Wednesday evening we will finally get our chance to witness Radiohead Live at The Comcast Center in Mansfield. This band never disappoints, I mean never, ever, no way. So if your lucky enough to be holding the much coveted ticket of the summer, enjoy.

Radiohead-Scotch Mist (in it's entirety, all 52 beautiful minutes)