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Letters 07-21-2014

Disheartened

While observing Fox News, it was disheartening to see what their viewers were subjected to. It seems the Republicans’ far right wing extremists are conveying their idealistic visions against various nationalities, social diversities or political beliefs with an absence of emotion concerning women’s health issues, children’s rights, voter suppression, Seniors, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid...

Things That Matter

All of us in small towns and large not only have the right to speak on behalf of our neighbors and ourselves, we have the duty and responsibility to do so -- and 238 years ago, we made a clear Declaration to do just that...

An Anecdote Driven Mind

So, is Thomas Kachadurian now the Northern Express’ official resident ranter? His recent factfree, hard-hearted column suggests it. While others complain about the poor condition of Michigan’s roads and highways, he rants against those we employ to fix them...

No On Prop 1

Are we being conned? Are those urging us to say “yes” to supposedly ”revenue neutral” ballot proposal 1 on August 5 telling us all the pertinent facts? Proposal 1 would eliminate the personal property tax businesses pay to local governments, replacing its revenue with a share of Michigan’s 6 percent use tax paid by us all on out-of-state purchases, hotel accommodations, some equipment rentals, and telecommunications...

Fix VA Tragedy

The problems within the Veterans Administration identified under former President Bush continue to hinder the delivery of quality health care to the influx of physically wounded and emotionally damaged young men and women...

Women Take Note

I find an interesting link between the Supreme Court Hobby Lobby and the crisis on the southern border. Angry protesters shout at children to go home. These children are scared, tired, hungry and thirsty, sent to US prisons awaiting deportation to a country where they may very likely be killed...


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Elbow supports Coldplay, U2 on tour

Kristi Kates - July 27th, 2009
Elbow supports Coldplay, U2 on tour
Kristi Kates 7/27/09
Elbow Supports
Coldplay, U2 On Tour

Elbow Supports
Coldplay, U2 On Tour

Brit modern rockers Elbow have been pounding the pavement for the past year in support of their critically-acclaimed album, The Seldom Seen Kid, and are now reaching the end of that campaign with several stadium support slots for both U2, a homecoming show at Manchester’s MEN Arena on September 17, and of course their slate of opening shows for Coldplay in the U.S. throughout July and August. Following all of that activity, Elbow’s singer Guy Garvey says that the band will begin work on their next album; they’ve reportedly already been writing on tour, and are planning the next set’s release for sometime late next year...
Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon, and Olivia Harrison all showed up at the recent E3 videogame conference in Los Angeles to unveil some of the details about the upcoming The Beatles: Rock Band videogame, which is slated for a September 9 release. Included in this special edition of Rock Band will be Beatles songs “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” “Back in the USSR,” “Taxman,” and “Get Back,” among others; different venues played by The Beatles will be recreated for the game, from the Ed Sullivan Show set to Shea Stadium and the Budokan in Japan; the band’s later years (after they stopped touring) will be recreated through what the game is calling “Dreamscapes,” settings that capture The Beatles’ fashion and genre transformations. A demo version of the game was made available for E3 attendees...
Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan has finished tracking on her new album, No Baggage, which she co-produced with Dan Brodbeck, who also served as producer on her 2007 solo debut, Are You Listening? The newest set only took about five months, which O’Riordan says is the quickest she’s ever worked in the studio; the Cranberries have been on hiatus for the past six years, with O’Riordan using that time to write and record her own music, more for herself instead of as the “job” that she says The Cranberries somewhat turned into. O’Riordan will be in the U.S. this month for a series of live shows; her album will be released on August 25, with the first single, “The Journey,” on radio now...

The Strokes Fabrizio Moretti’s side project band, Little Joy, is going to have to keep busy without Fabrizio himself for the rest of the summer, as Moretti is currently working in the studio in NYC with his primary band - The Strokes, of course - working up songs for the band’s new album, which is expected later this year. Little Joy, in the meantime, will bring in Jack Dishel on guitar and backing vocals for their upcoming string of summer headlining shows, as well as for their opening spot for Regina Spektor at NYC’s Beacon Theater...

MODERN ROCK LINK OF THE WEEK:
The Rifles’ club night in London was launched late last month, and will take place every month in Camden’s Narrow Minded Social Club, which is in fact named after one of the band’s songs; DJ sets and performances (sometimes from The Rifles themselves) will take place on the club nights; check out
www.myspace.com/therifles for more info if you’re looking for a cool place to spend an evening during your European summer vacation...

MINI BUZZ:
Raconteurs co-frontman Brendan Benson will offer up his fourth solo album, My Old, Familiar Friend, on August 25 in the U.S...
Arctic Monkeys have revealed that their new album will be titled Humbug, and will hit stores on August 24 complete with tracks “My Propeller,” “Potion Approaching,” and “Cornerstone”...
Grammy-winning singer Adele says she’s keeping her distance from this summer’s music festivals on purpose, instead taking the season to “chill” and continue writing songs for her second album; she says she’s about halfway completed with the songwriting process, and that most of the songs will be about boys, as she still “has the same boy problems”...
30 Seconds to Mars are currently recording their third album with Smashing Pumpkins’ producer Flood; the set is due in the fall...
Bedouin Soundclash are set to release a tour EP in conjunction with their shows supporting No Doubt; the EP will be released as physical copies that will be sold at shows, and among those shows will be stops in San Diego (7/30), Regina SK Canada (8/8), and at the Roots and Blues Festival in British Columbia...
Tokyo Police Club have been busily writing songs for their new album, and are set to hit the studio soon to begin recording it; but first, the band will surface at the All Points West Music fest in New Jersey on August 1st to perform live...
And Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij and Ra Ra Riot singer Wes Miles have teamed up to form the side project band Discovery; their debut album is out now, and includes tracks “Orange Shirt” and “Osaka Loop Line”...
They may not be debut albums, but this week’s new releases are looking to win your attention nonetheless... ON CD: Ian Hunter’s Man Overboard... Mellowdrone’s Angry Bear... Sugar Ray’s latest ... and Rescue Signals’ Indecisions... ON DVD: Morrissey: From Where He came to Where He Went - With and Without The Smiths... and Raphael Saadiq: Live From the Artists Den... and that’s the buzz for this week’s Modern Rock.
Questions, comments, rants, raves, suggestions on this column or your favorite musicians? Send ‘em to Kristi at modernrocker@gmail.com

 
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