The Hurly-Burly

M83 supported by Ulrich Schnauss will be making a second jaunt through the U.S. beginning March 12 and ending March 30 including a two night stint at Chicago’s Empty Bottle March 21 and 22.

Caribou (formerly known as Manitoba) and the Junior Boys will be touring March 30 through May 9 including a show in Chicago May 7 at the Empty Bottle.

The Raveonettes will release their sophomore effort, Pretty in Black, May 3 via Columbia records. The album was produced by Richard Gottehrer and lead guitarist Sun Rose Wagner as well as featuring contributions from Maureen Tucker(Velvet Underground), Ronnie Spector, and Marin Rev(Suicide).

What the Hell?   Moment of the week
Elton John, be-knighted butterfly of Britain, will have his portrait plastered on the outside of 20 AirTran Airways jets to promote the airline’s launch of XM Satellite Radio in each seat. Now when the stewardess is plowing through the in-flight safety spiel passengers can keep themselves busy by listening to “Benny and the Jets,” looking at the side of the plane and giggling their asses off.

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