mgmt is telling us what to do
  • TUESDAY, JUNE 03, 2008

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With a lengthy tour starting tomorrow, and an awesome 2007 CD, (Oracular Spectacular), it will be difficult to disobey a direct order from MGMT, when they tell us "do what you feel now." Well, we want to see you guys live... especially with highlights like late night TV, Lollapalooza, McCarren Pool Party, and Austin City Limits (not to mention shows with Radiohead and Spoon!)

Their website is a good match for the music (it's kind of trippy). "Yeah it's overwhelming, but what can we do?" croons MGMT on "Time To Pretend," but they aren't kidding; the electro-funk indie rock these guys crank out is no joke. It might be overwhelming at times, but it's anything but boring or overdone; it's almost pyschedelic in its soundscapes and reverberated vocals. But seriously, they are one of those bands that just sound cool. Catch them this summer. -joe puglisi

MGMT on Tour
6/4 - Billabong Design for Humanity at Avalon/Spider Club - Hollywood, CA
6/6 - KWOD Rock the Vote - Davis, CA
6/7 - Live 105 BFD 08 - Shoreline Amphitheatre - Mountain View, CA
6/8/ - KBZT Independence Jam - Chula Vista, CA
6/9 - The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson - Los Angeles, CA
6/11 - Hi-Tone Memphis, TN
6/12 - Bonnaroo - Manchester, TN
6/14 - KNDD 107.7 The End’s Summer Camp - Redmond, WA
6/23 - Tavastia - Helsinki
6/24 - Hove Festival - Hove
6/25 - Accelerator Festival - Stockholm, Stockholms län
6/27 - Glastonbury Festival - Glastonbury
6/28 - Glastonbury Festival - Glastonbury
6/29 - Lancashire County Cricket Ground w/ Radiohead, Bat For Lashes - Manchester
7/3 - Roskilde Festival - Roskilde
7/5 - Werchter Festival - Werchter
7/6 - Les Eurockéennes de Belfort - Belfort
7/7 - Rolling Stone - Milan
7/8 - Zenith w/ Kings of Leon - Paris
7/10 - Alive 08 Festival - Lisbon, Lisboa
7/12 - T in the Park - Balado, Scotland
7/13 - Oxegen Festival Punchestown
7/23 - Paradise Rock Club - Boston, MA
7/24 - Paradise Rock Club - Boston, MA
7/25 - First Unitarian Church - Philadelphia, PA
7/27 - McCarren Park Pool Party - Brooklyn, NY
8/2 - Lollapalooza - Chicago, IL
8/4 - Osheaga Festival Musique et Arts - Montreal, Quebec
8/9 - Summersonic Festival - Osaka
8/10 - Summersonic Festival - Tokyo, Tokyo
8/22 - Reading Festival - Reading, South
8/23 - Leeds Festival - Leeds
9/6 - Virgin Festival - Toronto, Ontario
9/20 - Hollywood Bowl w/ Beck and Spoon - Los Angeles, CA
9/27 - Austin City Limits - Austin, TX
11/5 - Leeds Academy - Leeds
11/6 - Rock City - Nottingham
11/7 - Carling Academy Bristol - Bristol
11/9 - Barrowland Ballroom - Glasgow
11/10 - Carling Academy Birmingham - Birmingham
11/11 - Manchester University - Manchester
11/27 - The Forum - London
11/28 - Shepherds Bush Empire - London

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