Monday Music News Nov25

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monday music news 2013 11.25
BONOBO aka downtempo electronica artist Simon Green just wrapped a slate of stateside dates (say that five times fast) in North America, and is now moving onward to continue promoting his latest album, The North Borders. The only dates remaining on his current schedule are Australian ones, though – so Aussie fans, you’re in luck, with his stops set to include shows in Victoria Australia (12.31), New South Wales (1.1.14), and Busselton (1.3.14) – the rest of you will have to keep an eye on Bonobo’s online sched to see where he’s going next.

HAPPY MONDAYS are set to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their sophomore album, Bummed, with a short slate of gigs that kicked off late last week, featuring the band’s full original lineup together again. Bummed will be performed in its entirety at shows in Newcastle (11.29 at O2 Academy), Hertfordshire (12.4 at The Forum) and Sheffield (12.12 at the O2 Academy), among other stops.

MATISYAHU is bringing back his annual Hanukkah Festival of Light tour that’s already in its seventh year – it’s a collection of tour dates celebrating the Jewish winter holidays, and this year will run November 30 through December 9, starting on the 30th with an acoustic show at Chicago’s Riviera Theater. Other stops will include Providence RI (12.3), Boston (12.7), NYC (12.8), and Washington DC, where he’ll take the stage at the Capitol City’s famed 9:30 Club. The holiday tour this time around also coincides with Matisyahu’s work on his sixth full-length studio album, which is expected in summer 2014, so he’s definitely going to be uber-busy for the next couple of months.

PYXIS POINTS | Are you counting down the days until next year’s Bestival? You’ve got a while to go – the expected dates for the music to once again invade the Isle of Wight are September 4-7 2014 | Booka Shade has just dropped their latest album, Eve, which includes contributions from Groove Armada’s Andy Cato | Superchunk are supporting their latest album, I Hate Music, with shows in Copenhagen, Denmark (12.5), Stockholm, Sweden (12.6), and Helsinki, Finland (12.8) | And Roddy Frame will commemorate the 30th anniversary of ’80s band Aztec Camera’s debut album with a trio of UK shows in London (12.1), Manchester (12.3), and Glasgow (12.4) – Kristi Kates