Today's 'News In Brief' is sponsored by a hangover and having to endure a boring job. The Irrepressibles are presenting St. Valentine's Day Massacre on 14th February 2010 at Queen Elizabeth Hall on London’s Southbank. Not only that but they have a new record, Mirror Mirror, out on 11th January 2010 on Major Record Label through V2 /Cooperative. We recommend this band 100%. Dirty Projectors are set to release a limited edition 7” of Ascending Melody b/w Emblem Of The World, exclusively through Dom Mart. Here's the latest video for for Swanton Bombs 'Viktoria' (rel. 1st Feb): Lou Barlow has just announced a set of UK and European solo live dates. Saturday 30th January Belgium, Brussels, AB Sunday 31st January UK, Manchester Deaf Institute Monday 1st February UK, Glasgow Stereo Tuesday 2nd February UK, London Dingwalls Wednesday 3rd February France, Paris Point Ephemere Thursday 4th February Netherlands, Amsterdam, Bitterzoet Saturday 6th February Germany, Cologne, Gebaude 9 Monday 8th February Germany, Berlin, Guenter