* Mark April 2 on your calendar because it’s going to be the show of the spring. Queens of the Stone Age are playing the Sokol Auditorium, 2234 S. 13th St., as part of a run-of-date celebrating the re-issue of their long out-of-print self-titled debut album. The show will feature entire albums, non-album cuts from that era and hits from the rest of the band’s catalogue, according to a release from the band’s publicist. The 1998 release had become a holy grail of sorts among Queens fans, with counterfeit versions even surfacing online. Singer Josh Homme’s Rekords Rekords imprint is teaming up with Domino Records to offer the re-issue March 29. Those who purchase tickets to this run of shows will also be offered a special pre-order of the album. * Here’s some concrete details on the forthcoming It’s True album, courtesy of Slo-Fidelity Records head honcho Kyle Harvey. It is the second album for the Adam Hawkins-led band and the first since Hawkins relocated to Iowa in the middle of 2010. The album another afterlife will be released via local imprint Slo-Fidelity with two shows April 1-2. The Friday night April Fool’s Day show is at the Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St., with the Haunted Windchimes, Cowboy Indian Bear and Noah’s Ark Was a Spaceship, followed the next night at Lincoln’s Bourbon Theater, once again with Noah’s Ark and Cowboy Indian Bear. Both are 9 p.m. shows with no set price as yet. The album also marks the 15th Slo-Fidelity release. * Just where Bright Eyes’ latest album The People’s Key will fall on the Billboard album sales chart is not yet public, but Homer’s Music reports that the release is its top seller right now, moving more than 150 copies, including more than 45 vinyl copies. The local retailer had guaranteed the anticipated Saddle Creek Records release would be in-stock at its two locations. * UK label FatCat Records, home to the first Animal Collective and Frightened Rabbit releases, are getting in on the shitgaze game by releasing Laced , the new album by Ohio’s Psychedelic Horseshit. Take note, as this may just be connected to some local news of note later this year.

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