Indie Music Hour with DJ HotJack

A regular journey around the music scene

Music Scene News – 20th & 21st August Round-Up

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Bon Iver going to do a 27th September gig in a cemetery at 6am. Venue is the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in LA.

Camera Obscura kick off their European tour in Wales on Sunday. They will tour right through until November and head for America.

It seems GGF’s purchase of The Pirate Bay is now in doubt after their shares were suspended on the Swedish stock exchange.

Be careful if you are trying to buy tickets for the Reading/Leeds festival. There are a lot of fake sites springing up.

The Rakes are touring in America from 31st October.

The banned Rolling Stones documentary Cocksucker Blues, featuring hookers and coke snorting has found its way online. See part of it HERE

Passion Pit are opening for Phoenix at New York Summerstage next month and will then head off to other states to do their own headline shows.


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Music Scene News – 7th August Round-Up

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Jamie T did something we all have nightmares about. He deleted his entire i-tunes library whilst trying to move files. Not backing up our precious choons is bad kids, mkay?

Morrissey’s solo output from 1988 until 1995 is to be released on vinyl from October. The material will be split into 88-91 and 91-95.

Muse are rumoured to be planning a couple of homecoming gigs in September, just before the release of their new album. Plans are afoot for shows at Teignmouth in Devon where the band formed.

Lollapalooza got underway in Chicago. Opening day lineup included Gaslight Anthem, Bon Iver, Peter Bjorn And John, Of Montreal and Depeche Mode.

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Music Scene News – 23rd July round-up

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Apparently Thom Yorke and Bon Iver have written songs for the Twilight follow-up, New Moon. Still won’t make me watch it though 😉

The excellent Voxtrot are releasing Berlin Without Return as their next single.

Another EP due out in September for The Pains of Being Pure At Heart. 2009 should be a great year for this band.

Flight Of The Conchords have an album planned for October release on the Sub Pop label. Title is I Told You I Was Freaky.

Monsters of Folk (Conor Oberst and M.Ward etc) are planning to tour North America and Europe. Much as though I like these guys individually, I can’t help but think this is gonna be a circle-jerk.

July 24, 2009 Posted by | Music Scene News | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Episode 16 – Hot 100 (Part Two)


Welcome to Episode 16 of Indie Music Hour. This episode is part two of our Hot 100 countdown. Look out for the next part very soon!

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Sinking Feeling by Mixel Pixel

Blister In The Sun by Violent Femmes

Cheap And Cheerful by The Kills

Arrows of Eros by Golden Silvers

You Got Yr Cherry Bomb by Spoon

Your Little Hoodrat Friend by The Hold Steady

Lady Don’t Fall Backwards by Pete Doherty

Don’t Cry Out by Shiny Toy Guns

Flume by Bon Iver

Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now by The Smiths

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Episode 12 – Lately, My Loves


Episode 12 of the Indie Music Hour contains a collection of tracks that have been warming my heart lately. I hope you enjoy them too 🙂


Frankmusik – Gotta Boyfriend

Passion Pit – Sleepyhead

The Boxer Rebellion – All You Do Is Talk

Bon Savants – Between The Moon And The Ocean

The Lodger – Let Her Go

Stereo Total – I Love You, Ono

Vox Jaguars – Swagger

The Airborne Toxic Event – Sometime Around Midnight

Two Gallants – Despite What You’ve Been Told

Fake Problems – There Are Times

Lacrosse – Who Will Bring Us Together?

Suburban Kids With Biblical Names – Loop Duplicate My Heart

Imaad Wasif – Blade

Rose Kemp – Sister Sleep

Bat For Lashes – Sad Eyes

Bon Iver – Skinny Love

Fleet Foxes – White Water Hymnal

Chester French – She Loves Everybody

Thieves Like Us – Miss You

Johnossi – Summerbreeze

The Gay Blades – Why Can’t I Grow A Beard?

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