Monday News Mash-Up


  • Chicago-based music journalist and Wilco-head Greg Kot, broke the story Friday afternoon that Jane’s Addiction, Depeche Mode, and The Beastie Boys would be headlining the 2009 edition of Lollapalooza, set for August 7-9 in Chicago’s Grant Park. The bands and event representatives have yet to confirm or deny the story, so likely they’re just upset that Kot broke the news before April 21.
  • You can cross another ‘What If’ off your odd musical pairing list: Former bespectacled Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker is teaming up with Shellac brainiac and producer-of-all-styles Steve Albini for Further Complications. Due May 19th via Rough Trade, the new Cocker material receives the cheap but effective touch behind the boards that only Albini can provide.
  • His name may not be John Lee Pettimore, but Steve Earle ain’t a stranger to deliverin’ a mess of tribute material to Knoxville and the rest of the world. Townes, due May 12, is a self-explanatory — unless papa Steve is impressed with his son’s (Justin Townes Earle) first two albums.
  • Dig out your yellow jump suits and red flower pot hats, Devo returns! The futuristic ones will be performing Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! in its entirety during the Fan’s Strike Back portion of All Tomorrow’s Parties: Don’t Look Back. The show takes place in London May 6, so schedule your rainy vacation now!
  • Trent Reznor just posted this video of Nine Inch Nails joined by The Dillinger Escape Plan — a “poor man’s Coldplay” — for their performance of “Wish,” live at the Soundwave Festival in Perth, Australia, on March 2nd, 2008:
  • Due to excessive leaking, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs have pushed up the release date of new album, It’s Blitz, from April 14 to this Tuesday (March 10) in digital and March 31 in all CD and LP. Is no one capable of waiting and being surprised? Spoil sports.
  • Filmmaker Jim Jarmusch is getting the soundtrack for his latest film, The Limits of Control, from the world’s best doom and drone acts the world has to offer: Boris, Sunn O))), and Seattle born and bred Earth (what a show recently). The film is due in limited release May 22 but no date has been announced for a soundtrack release.
  • It’s hard to fill the void left by U2‘s 5-night stint on Letterman last week. In fact, there’s a bit of a lull all around the talk show circuit this week, but you’ll find a few KEXP favorites or other interesting musical acts if you look hard enough:

    Monday, March 9

    Last Call: Razorlight
    Tavis Smiley: Neko Case

    Tuesday, March 10

    Jimmy Fallon: Michael Stipe
    Jimmy Kimmel: Chris Cornell

    Wednesday, March 11

    David Letterman: Razorlight
    Jimmy Fallon: The Virgins
    Last Call: Patton Oswalt, M83
    Jimmy Kimmel: The Pretenders

    Thursday, March 12

    Jimmy Fallon: Glen Hansard
    Last Call: Delta Spirit

    Friday, March 13

    David Letterman: Cursive
    Jimmy Kimmel: The Dream

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One Comment

  1. PJ
    Posted March 9, 2009 at 9:01 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the heads up Justin!

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