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trouser shorts: lilith fair, the gossip, the knife

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Nettwerk boss Terry McBride has surprised us all by announcing on his blog that Sarah McLachlan’s groundbreaking all-female tour Lilith Fair will make a comeback in 2010 for a fourth season, 11 years since the last. Perez Hilton picked it up too, as a so-called “exclusive” (bless). That really is all the information we have at the moment; there’s no word on whether the Fair will hop over the Atlantic again like it did for one lonely little show in 1999. We’ll be following this story closely so more news when it comes. [UPDATE: from Terry’s Twitter: “lilith fair will look at doing 2 weeks in the UK/Europe in 2010” – whee!]

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The Gossip have announced five UK live dates next month ahead of the June 22nd release of their new album Music For Men. Tickets are on sale now.

10.05.09 Radio 1 Big Weekend, Swindon
27.05.09 Digital, Brighton
28.05.09 Scala, London
29.05.09 Club Academy, Manchester
30.05.09 The Arches, Glasgow 

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The Charles Darwin-inspired opera written by Swedish sibling duo The Knife, ‘Tomorrow, In A Year’ will make its stage debut at the Royal Danish Theatre in Copenhagen on September 2nd. The project sees them collaborating with Bolton-born, Berlin-based electro artist Planningtorock, German DJ Mount Sims, and Danish theatre group Hotel Pro Forma.  After a three-night run at the Royal Danish Theatre (other dates are Sept. 4, 5), ‘Tomorrow, In A Year’ will take itself off to the Geneva Festival in Switzerland (Sept. 10, 11), the European Centre For The Arts in Dresden, Germany (Oct. 15, 16), and back to Denmark for a pair of shows at the Concert Hall in Århus (Nov. 27, 28). Tickets for the Danish shows go on sale on May 11th through BILLETnet.

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Nina Persson’s A Camp will release new single ‘Love Has Left The Room’ on May 18th. The B-sides are covers of Pink Floyd’s ‘Us & Them’ and David Bowie’s ‘Boys Keep Swinging’. The band arrive in the UK for their first UK shows in eight years next week in support of the excellent Colonia.

28.04.09 Glee Club, Birmingham
29.04.09 Academy, Dublin
30.04.09 Spring & Airbrake, Belfast
02.05.09 ABC2, Glasgow
03.05.09 Cockpit, Leeds
04.05.09 Academy 3, Manchester
06.05.09 Kings College, London

FREE MP3: A Camp, ‘Love Has Left The Room’ [live, via RCRDLBL]

Fan-made video for ‘Us & Them’

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Juana Molina has contributed a new song to the soundtrack for ‘Y Tu Mamá También’ screenwriter Carlos Cuarón’s directorial debut ‘Rudo y Cursi’, which reunites ‘Y Tu Mamá También’ actors Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna as two brothers who work at a banana plantation and dream of becoming football stars [trailer]. Two English- and Spanish-language covers of Cheap Trick’s ‘I Want You To Want Me’ aside, all the tracks are covers of regional Mexican songs. The soundtrack album will be released physically in June through Nacional Records, but can be snagged on iTunes from May 5th onwards (May 19th for other digital outlets). Devendra Banhart and Black Lips also feature.

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Alan Pedder

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