Quick Hits & Clips: Bam Margera, All, Hostage Calm, Dead Weather, The Bravery, Chuck Prophet, Metric, Mighty Tiger

posted December 4, 2009

  • Starting December 7th, Bam Margera will be hosting several shows on MTV2 including Saturday Rock Block and Headbangers Ball. MTV2 will also be airing a Viva La Bam marathon- featuring the best of 5 seasons of daredevil stunts and hysterical pranks. Look out for of Bam-directed CKY Makes A Video and Where The Fuck Is Santa as well.
  • All will play The Music Hall of Williamsburg on January 9th and pull double duty. Due to a huge demand for tickets, a second show has been added on that date: one at 5pm and one at 9pm.
  • Run For Cover has signed CT's Hostage Calm and will be releasing the band's sophomore S/T full-length on both 12" and CD formats. Release date is TBA. There's a brand new song, "Affidavit," available as a stream (and $1 purchase) from Bandcamp. The track is also streaming at the label's website and the band's MySpace page.
  • Check out video of The Dead Weather performing "Hang You from the Heavens (Live)" at the mtvU Woodies.
  • To celebrate the release of their brand new album, "Stir the Blood," The Bravery stopped by the Yahoo studios to record a live session of their hit song "Slow Poison" and a cover of their favorite track by Fleet Foxes, "White Winter Hymnal."
  • WXPN has announced that Chuck Prophet will takeover its All About the Music Blog next week. Prophet will guest author the blog Monday through Friday, writing about what he is seeing and discovering right now in pop culture.
  • Also on XPN, tune in with Emily Haines and Jimmy Shaw of Metric this tonight at 9 p.m. ET as they take over the XPN airwaves. Metric's front-woman and lead-guitarist will play some of their recent favorite songs from Julian Plenti, Spoon, Sonic Youth, Dirty Projectors and more.
  • Paper Garden Records has signed Seattle's Mighty Tiger. The five-piece Capitol Hill dwelling chamber-pop group will be releasing its debut album, "Western Theater," on March 9, 2010, and tour down to SXSW and back with fellow Seattle rockers, Grand Hallway.