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Black Lips Map Massive Tour; Foo Fighters Add U.S. Gigs

Plus news on Be Your Own Pet and Mick Jones and Tony James' new project, Carbon/Silicon.

Blossoming movie stars the Black Lips, known on the silver screen as the Renegades, have unveiled an extensive U.S. tour in support of Good Bad Not Evil,the quartet’s fifth LP out now courtesy of Vice. The stage antics andself-described “flower punk” will commence with a hometown show inAtlanta Nov. 30 before strolling through a handful of stops before theend of 2007. To ring in the New Year, the Black Lips will then hit theroad proper like, gigging in cities across the nation, from Denver toSan Diego, Seattle to Detroit, Dallas to Brooklyn, and many cities inbetween. The exhaustive outing will conclude where it began — in frontof the hometown crowds March 22.

Black Lips tour dates:

11/30, Atlanta, GA (Variety Playhouse) *#
12/5, Athens, GA (Georgia Theatre) *
12/7, Charlotte, NC (Neighborhood Theater)
12/8, Asheville, NC (The Orange Peel)
2/1, Denver, CO (Bluebird)
2/4, Seattle, WA (Neumos) !
2/5, Portland, OR (Dante’s) !
2/6, Eugene, OR (WOW Hall) !
2/8, San Francisco, CA (Great American Music Hall) !
2/9, Pomona, CA (Glasshouse) !
2/10, Costa Mesa, CA (Detroit Bar) !
2/13, San Diego, CA (Casbah) !
2/14, Los Angeles, CA (El Rey) !
2/22, New Orleans, LA (One Eyed Jacks)
2/23, Austin, TX (Emo’s Outside)
2/24, Dallas, TX (The Loft) %
2/25, Lawrence, KS (Bottleneck) %
2/26, Omaha, NE (Waiting Room) %
2/28, Minneapolis, MN (7th Street Entry) %
2/29, Madison, WI (Memorial Union/University of Wisconsin) %
3/1, Chicago, IL (Logan Square Auditorium) %
3/2, Milwaukee, WI (Turner Hall) %
3/4, Columbus, OH (The Basement) %
3/5, Oberlin, OH (Club Dionysus) %
3/6, Detroit, MI (Magic Stick) %
3/7, Pittsburgh, PA (Mr. Small’s) %
3/8, Buffalo, NY (Mohawk Place) %
3/10, New York, NY (Bowery Ballroom) %
3/11, Brooklyn, NY (Music Hall of Williamsburg) %
3/13, Cambridge, MA (Middle East) %
3/14, Philadelphia, PA (Johnny Brenda’s) %
3/15, Washington, DC (Black Cat) %
3/16, Chapel Hill, NC (Local 506) %
3/20, Nashville, TN (Mercy Lounge) %
3/21, Memphis, TN (Hi-Tone) %
3/22, Atlanta, GA (The Earl) %

(* w/ Deerhunter)
(# w/ Snowden, the Selmanaires)
(! w/ Pierced Arrows)
(% w/ Quintron, Miss Pussycat)

Foo Fighters Add U.S. Gigs

Adding to the band’s initial announcement, and a following dispatch of chiefly Canadian gigs, Foo Fighters have now filled in the holes of their North American tour behind latest album, Echos, Silence, Patience and Grace.Now, the quartet’s outing will kick off in Sunrise, FL Jan. 16 and hitcities like Orlando, Birmingham, and Houston. Later in the tour, FooFighters will perform in New York’s illustrious Madison Square Gardenfor the first time ever.

Foo Fighters tour dates:

1/16, Sunrise, FL (BankAtlantic Center)
1/17, Orlando, FL (Amway Arena)
1/19, Birmingham, AL (BJCC Arena)
1/20, Pensacola, FL (Pensacola Civic Center)
1/22, Houston, TX (Toyota Center)
1/28, Fayetteville, AR (Barnhill Arena)
1/29, Oklahoma City, OK (Ford Center)
2/19, New York, NY (Madison Square Garden)
2/21, Philadelphia, PA (Wachovia Spectrum)

Be Your Own Pet Get ‘Awkward’ On New LP

Nashville-based garage rockers Be Your Own Pet have announced the release of sophomore set Get Awkward,the quartet’s follow up to 2006’s self-titled debut, due to storeshelves March 18. The new album, a 15-track affair recorded by the band– frontwoman Jemina Pearl, guitarist Jonas Stein, bassist NathanVasquez, and drummer John Eatherly — in their hometown alongsideproducer Steve McDonald (the Format) will deliver tunes with titleslike “Super Soaked,” “Zombie Graveyard Party,” and “The Kelly Affair.”

Get Awkward tracklisting:

1. “Super Soaked”
2. “Black Hole”
3. “Heart Throb”
4. “Becky”
5. “The Kelly Affair”
6. “Twisted Nerve”
7. “Blow Yr Mind”
8. “Bummer Time”
9. “Bitches Leave”
10. “You’re A Waste”
11. “Food Fight!”
12. “Zombie Graveyard Party”
13. “What’s Your Damage”
14. “Creepy Crawl”
15. “The Beast Within”

Mick Jones, Tony James’ Carbon/Silicon to Play LA, NY

Ex-Clash axe maven Mick Jonesand former-Generation X constituent Tony James’ project Carbon/Silicon,forged in the studio as the two musicians-cum-producers worked with theLibertines in 2002, will head stateside this December to log its firstpair of U.S. performances. Rolling out with a gig in Los Angeles Dec.3, the band — featuring bassist Leo ‘E-zee-Kill’ Williams (Big Audio Dynamite, Dreadzone) and drummer Dominic Greensmith (Reef) — will then hit New York, unveiling tunes from the band’s latest Internet offering, The Last Post.

12/3, Los Angeles, CA (Troubadour)
12/5, New York, NY (Highline Ballroom)

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