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Peter of PB&J Reveals Solo LP Details; Willowz Map Tour

When news broke earlier this week regarding the forthcoming solo set from Peter Morén, frontman of Swede sensations Peter Bjorn and John, details were a bit murky. But alas, just days later the haze has cleared, albeit slightly, to reveal The Last Tycoon,the tentative title of Morén’s debut. The album, recorded in apartmentsand rehearsal spaces, is inspired by F. Scott Fitzgerald’s unfinishedfinal novel The Love of the Last Tycoon and director Elia Kazan’s film adaptation, The Last Tycoon,and is currently in the mixing stage, confirms a spokesperson. Though asolo offering, the opus does include a few collaborators — no, notBjorn or John; Concretes guitarist Daniel Värjö, singer/songwriterTobias Fröberg, and string arranger Leo Svensson all lend theirprowess. A full tracklisting has yet-to-be revealed, as has a releasedate and record label, but a few song titles have leaked, including”Social Competence,” “This is What I Came For,” “Le Petite Coeur,” and”I Don’t Gaze at the Sky for Long.” To hear Morén churn out his solotunes, head to New York City venue Joe’s Pub Nov. 19.

Willowz Map Tour

Los Angeles-based garage rockers the Willowz have unveiled a 22-date North American tour alongside disco-punk outfit Electric Six, set to kick off Nov. 13 in Philadelphia. In support of Chautauqua,the Willowz’s third album out now on Dim Mak, the outing will then hitcities up and down the East Coast from New York to Orlando, and inlandoutposts like Dallas, Kansas City, and Cleveland.

Willowz tour dates:

11/13, Philadelphia, PA (The Khyber)
11/14, Cambridge, MA (Middle East)
11/15, Brooklyn, NY (Music Hall of Williamsburg)
11/16, New York, NY (Bowery Ballroom)
11/17, Washington, DC (Black Cat)
11/18, Baltimore, MD (Sonar)
11/20, Savannah, GA (Savannah Smiles)
11/21, Atlanta, GA (The Earl)
11/23, Orlando, FL (The Social)
11/24, Jacksonville, FL (Jack Rabbits)
11/26, New Orleans, LA (The Parish)
11/27, Baton Rouge, LA (Spanish Moon)
11/28, Houston, TX (Engine Room)
11/29, Austin, TX (Emo’s)
11/30, Dallas, TX (House of Blues)
12/1, Kansas City, KS (The Record Bar)
12/3, St. Louis, MO (Creepy Crawl)
12/4, Little Rock, AR (The Rev Room)
12/5, Nashville, TN (Mercury Lounge)
12/6, Indianapolis, IN (Birdy’s)
12/7, Covington, KY (The Mad Hatter)
12/8, Cleveland, OH (Grog Shop)

Winehouse Cancels mtvU Woodies Gig, Tokyo Police Club Added

Surprise, surprise: Brit songbird Amy Winehouse has canceled her performance at the 2007 mtvU Woodie Awards ceremony,slated for Nov. 8 at New York City’s Roseland Ballroom. But wait,before you curse the “Rehab” songstress for her inability to buckledown, escape the substance abuse, and get her self stateside, please consider one thing: visa issues. Indeed, this cancellation, though very familiar from Winehouse, is not accompanied by an “exhaustion” or “personal issues” scapegoat. Remember that run in with Norway’s finesta few weeks ago? Well, it may have a little something to do withWinehouse’s newfound failure to breach the U.S. border. But to balancethe loss, MTV has added Tokyo Police Club to the performing bill, andexpects to “announce her replacement soon.”