Thursday News Threads

  • Whistler’s first music festival will begin at the Blackcomb Tube Park this Friday. Performers will include Broken Social Scene, The Roots, Elvis Costello and the Imposters, Thievery Corporation, and the Allen Toussaint Band. KEXP has been giving away tickets to the festival on air, and today is the last day for your chance to win! Tune in the the Morning and Midday shows.


  • Tonight VH1 airs its salute to The Who, with covers by Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, Flaming Lips, Incubus and Tenacious D, topped by a performance by the band itself.  The concert took place last Saturday at UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion.
  • Guns N’ Roses has announced that “Shackler’s Revenge,” the first track from GNR’s long-awaited Chinese Democracy, will premiere in the Harmonix Music Systems video game Rock Band II, due for release this September.  The game will also feature, among others, Bob Dylan, Modest Mouse, Nirvana, AC/DC, Talking Heads, Bikini Kill, Sonic Youth, Devo, Lush, and The Replacements.  Find the full track list — and some outraged commentary — here.
  • Oasis has announced its seventh album, Dig Out Your Soul, will be released October 6th.  Recorded at London’s Abbey Road, the album follows 2005’s Don’t Believe the Truth.
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