Today in Music: Can Get Arrested
John Roderick commemorative plate
photo by Autumn DeWild
KEXP and Free Yr Radio present The Long Winters for an all ages performance on Tuesday, May 1st (that’s today, folks!), at 6 pm at Urban Outfitters on Broadway on Capitol Hill. Space is limited, and you’ll need to get your e-ticket at Free Yr Radio in order to get in. Free! Long Winters! What are you waiting for?
Tuesday’s also the day to break the bank, and if you’re an Elvis Costello completist, today will do just that — fourteen of his albums are re-issued today.
As always, Largehearted Boy has this week’s new releases, which include the latest from Feist, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Dinosaur Jr., Patrick Wolf and Electrelane. Here are few songs to loosen your grip:
You know post-Coachella music news is pretty slow these days when one of the bigger stories is Boy George getting arrested. Who would have thought he still could? Of course, it took an alleged false imprisonment charge to get him any notice, and this isn’t the first time the Karma Chameleon has had trouble with the law. It’s lucky for him Great Britain lacks a three-strikes rule.
Courtney Love is making sure that she still can get noticed. Don’t let her newly slimmed and shaped figure make you forget her punk roots. The former Mrs. Cobain is stirring controversy once again by proposing to auction off her late husband’s belongings, claiming “”My daughter doesn’t need to inherit a giant Hefty bag full of flannel fucking shirts… A sweater, a guitar, and the lyrics to ‘Teen Spirit’ — that’s what my daughter gets. And the rest of it we’ll just fucking sell.” Nice.
Meanwhile, Phil Spector‘s murder trial is on hiatus due to his lawyer’s illness. Perhaps attorney Bruce Cutler, who once represented John Gotti, is trying new tricks. Look for him to reappear in a bathrobe next time.
Willie Nelson is no stranger to being arrested, and thankfully he faced no jail time for his latest run-in with the law, which allowed him to attend Coachella this year. Here’s a clip from the country outlaw’s performance:
Continuing the tradition of American Idol not-quite-has-beens getting in trouble with the law, Jessica Sierra, a finalist from the fourth season, has been charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, cocaine possession and introduction of contraband into a detention facility.
In our own backyard (yes, Kennewick is our backyard), gunfire broke out after an appearance by G-Unit star Young Buck. Nine people are in jail after the firefight erupted at an after-party at the Kennewick Hilton between members of G-Unit and rival rappers. No news yet on Young Buck‘s Seattle appearance last night at Chop Suey, but if there is, Sound on the Sound will be sure to report on it.
If you’re looking to get arrested, you might try seeking out the new Interpol song “The Heinrich Maneuver,” which leaked on the Internet yesterday (or, you could just go to Idolator).
And someone we hope never gets arrested, but will always be able to, is our own Sean Nelson. We’d be remiss if we didn’t post to this lip sync that’s been circulating the blogs lately of The Young Harvey Danger’s former hit “Flagpole Sitta” by a group calling themselves Connected Ventures:
Electrelane – To The East (MP3)
Feist – My Moon My Man (MP3)
Frog Eyes – Bushels (MP3)
The Mary Onettes – Void (MP3)
Patrick Wolf – The Magic Position (MP3)
Young Galaxy – Outside the City (MP3)
Lip Dub – Flagpole Sitta by Harvey Danger on Vimeo
If you have any music news to share or music that might get us or you arrested, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Wait, on second thought…
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