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Ra Ra Riot have confirmed a first string of dates for the new year. The shows will run January 21-27 and take the band up the west coast of the US. ┬áRa Ra Riot is currently in the midst of a 2010 tour that began with a sold-out four-night stand in New York and will […]

Last night we had a ball at a party to celebrate the release of the new Discovery album, “LP” at Le Poisson Rouge. After the album was played, the guys from Discovery, Wes from Ra Ra Riot & Rostam from Vampire Weekend took over the turntables to DJ a set heavy on poppy summertime jams. […]

More good news coming from the Siren Festival camp… Spank Rock, Japandroids, Bear Hands, and Future Of The Left have been added to Siren’s bill. Already announced are Built To Spill, The Raveonettes, Frightened Rabbit, Grand Duchy, Monotonix, Micachu, and The Shapes. Sounds like there’s still a few more acts to be announced…we’ll let you […]

extrawack! favorites Ra Ra Riot have announced plans to release a CD single of “Can You Tell” via Barsuk Records on March 3rd. They are calling it a CD single, but it’s loaded with enough goodness to count as an EP in our book: 1. Can You Tell (album version)2. Run My Mouth (RAC mix)3. […]

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The sweatiest festival on earth, the Siren Music Festival, is this Saturday in Coney Island…here are set times: And yeah, you read correctly…Ted Leo will be spinning tunes all day at the Main Stage. The band we want to see most? Ra Ra Riot. These guys have gotten so good from all the touring they’ve […]

Lest we get one more email or phonecall from a publicist or music mag asking us for a sneak peek at our year-end album list, I thought I’d post it up about three weeks earlier than we have in the past. Ladies & Gentlemen, without further ado, and in alphabetical order…the extrawack! Top Ten Albums […]

stellastarr* and Ra Ra Riot are playing at Highline Ballroom next week to benefit The Kor Project and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of New York. According to their website: The KOR PROJECT was created with the premise of creating a unique social setting that blends the best parts of a live concert and the […]

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Sadly, the body of Ra Ra Riot drummer John Pike was found today in Fairhaven, MA, after he was reported missing after a Friday night party nearby. South Coast Today (MA) story here. NME story here. Our condolances to John’s friends and family, and to our friends in Ra Ra Riot.