1. Wire: Change Becomes Us (Pink Flag)
This is my favorite Wire of this century thanks to more emphasis on Colin Newman's brooding. When allied to their chugging motorik beats, it's irresistible to me. There are still some uptempo burners that recall their beginnings in punk, and some more whimsical though still musically solid songs, but it's Newman's dark musings that made me play this repeatedly.
2. Kitchens of
The tour kicks off on January 2 in Dallas at the House of Blues and will wrap up on January 30 in Berkely, California at the Zellerbach Auditorium. All of the shows will be set in intimate settings to reflect the feel of his new album.
The Administration consists of John Fields on bass, drummer Michael Bland and keyboardist Tommy Barbarella. Guitarist David Ryan Harris played on the new album, but Sonny Thompson will join the band on tour.
Tickets for the show go on sale starting December 5 for dates in New York, Nashville, D.C., Chicago and Dallas and on December 12 for nationwide tickets. Tickets can be purchased online at LiveNation.
Nick – who releases album ‘Who I Am’ with the group in February – said: "With this tour we're going to try to accomplish the same thing we did in the studio. That's capturing some heart and soul in the music, and having fun doing it." Nick is “excited” about the tour and insists his sibling bandmates Kevin and Joe are equally as enthusiastic about his side project. He wrote on Twitter: “I just have to say thanks to my brothers for being as supportive as they've been.” The Administration includes bass player John Fields, drummer Michael Bland, keyboardist Tommy Barbarella and guitarist David Ryan Harris, who will be replaced by Sonny Thompson on tour.
The tour will be kicked off on January 2, 2010 in Dallas at House of Blues and wrapped up on January 30 in Berkeley, CA at Zellerbach Auditorium. The press release mentioned that "the shows will be intimate in their setting" and reflect the more raw and powerful feel of the band's upcoming album "Who I Am", which will be available on Hollywood Records on February 2, 2010.
Nick and the band will perform songs from the album as well as some surprise cover songs and a handful of Jonas Brothers' songs that are personal to Nick.
"The shows will be intimate in their setting, reflecting the more raw and powerful feel of their upcoming album, 'Who I Am', which is due out February 2 on Hollywood Records," it was announced. Tickets for the gig are set to go on sale starting this coming Saturday, December 5. Serving as a special guest will be Diane Birch.
Nick will treat concertgoers with new songs from the forthcoming effort as well as some surprise cover songs and renditions of Jonas Brothers' tracks that are personal to him. "With this tour we're going to try to accomplish the same thing we did in the studio. That's capturing
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