The Cure are set for a speedy North American tour of arenas and amphitheaters. The shows will have 65 Days of Static opening and will kick off Sept. 13th in Tampa, Florida and wind down just a month later with an October 17th show in Dallas. The Cure are also readying a new studio album for the fall.
Jonah Smith will play the Highline Ballroom tomorrow night. Just back from Bonnaroo, Smith returns to New York tomorrow night June 26th. Jonah will also do a few dates across the country with Johnny Lang before hitting the Big Summer Classic in August with the Roots, Greyboy Allstars and many more.
Ministry gets political on its latest release Rio Grande Dub(ya). If the title sounds familiar it is because the record is the dance/club remix of their 2006 release Rio Grand Blood. The new disc will be released on July 10th through 13th Planet Records. Two Ministry Mp3s are included in today's offerings.
Ministry: "LiesLiesLies" (Cognitive Dissonance Mix)
Ministry" "Yellow Cake" (Hexafluoride Mix)
Project Jenny, Project Jan: "320"
Little Aida: The Damn is Broken
The Clutters: Temperature
Xavier Rudd kicked off his tour in support of his latest release White Moth. On the record, Relix says "With White Moth, Xavier Rudd sought to properly lasso—at long last—the catharsis of his live shows: the sound of his unhinged guitar, thumping stomp boxes and mystically creepy didgeridoos bounding out of the P.A. system. If obtaining an accurate reflection of your live experience is one of the biggest challenges for a genuine stage musician, Xavier pulls it off with his hot-wired Weissenborn." Rudd will also be doing some select dates with the Dave Matthews Band for a handful of East Coast dates in August.