As I said during my album reviews, Surf-punk is going to make a big splash this year, another band I have covered before is going to further that hypothosis. New York City's The Postelle's is set to do a spring tour with Portland's Hockey. This is going to be one hell of a fun tour! The Postelle's are currently working on their debut, which has been produced by Strokes member Albert Hammond Jr. Take a look at my interview with The Postelle's from June HERE.
Speaking of The Strokes, the legendary New York City band is currently working on their latest album!!! This comes after a few years of hiatus, The Strokes are working with producer Joe Chiccarelli (Beck, U2, Bjork) in New York.
Just after being tapped as one of 2009's best live acts, Them Crooked Vultures are set to release the follow up to their self titled debut this summer. The band, who are currently out on the road (stay tuned for a review this week, I am catching them at Roseland on Monday), have been jamming away pounding out new material for the summer release.
Another fast follow up will come from Jack White's Dead Weather. Recorded over two weeks in December, the band is set to release their latest, a follow up to last years debut Horehound, in April. White is currently mixing the record now.
Still having beef after all these years, former Incubus DJ Gavin Koppel aka Kid Lyfe, was ordered to give up fire arms and was slapped with a restraining order in California this week after he threatened current Incubus DJ Chris Kilmore. The incident, which happened December 28 occurred when Koppel harassed Kilmore about a previous restraining order, according to TMZ Koppel said to Kilmore "You will get killed if you don't lift that order... people get killed in the street for that." Kilmore then reported the incident to authorities and the restraining order was just granted.