Monday News Mash-Up


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  • The sequel to cult favorite Donnie Darko has found its soundtrack composer: Ed Harcourt, who just performed at KEXP last week. No word yet on if Harcourt plans to cover a slew of mid-90s tracks for the follow-up, which catches up with Donnie’s little sister Samantha in 1995.
  • Shout Factory, home to CD and DVD box sets spanning generations of movies and music, have announced I Got the Feelin’: James Brown in the 60s. The 3 DVD set , coming August 5th, features the documentary The Night James Brown Saved Boston as well as concert footage from The Boston Garden and the Apollo.
  • Indie label Park the Van has announced the signing of The Spinto Band. The newlyweds will celebrate with the release of Moonwink, the sophomore release from The Spinto Band.
  • Crooked Fingers have parted ways with Merge, home to the band’s last four albums, to self-release a new as-yet-titled album later this year.

  • Always the keeper of punk’s avant-garde, The Residents are set to unleash The Bunny Boy. Brimming with 19 break-necked paced songs clocking in at 48 minutes, it seems evident that The Residents are ready to anger, provoke, and entertain once more. Throw in the promise of a narrative internet series to trumpet The Bunny Boy’s release and there’s no stopping the chaos.
  • America’s troubadour for the heartland, Farm Aid, has announced the location for this year’s event. Mansfield, Massachusetts will play host to the fund-raiser’s 21st edition, which features Farm Aid founders Willie Nelson, Neil Young, and John Mellancamp joined by latest chair, Dave Matthews and a heaping helping of music’s finest. Tickets go on sale to the public July 28th.
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One Comment

  1. Roger Carr
    Posted July 21, 2008 at 7:32 am | Permalink

    No mention of Sunday’s Washington Post article on Jim Zorn that features DJ Riz?!?

    “As the dying rays of the evening sun drop behind the Olympic Mountains, a light goes on in a studio of a little public radio station down on Dexter Avenue. The night belongs to DJ Riz. And the music he sends into the inky sky flows in curious ways: from funk to soul to jazz to Neil Diamond to Death Cab for Cutie to places he will not know because DJ Riz has no playlist, no boundaries. The howl of the wind and the splatter of the rain will take the beat where it needs to go.”

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/07/19/AR2008071901606.html

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