Monday News Mash-Up

photo by Kyle Johnson

photo by Kyle Johnson

  • The road turned sour for King Khan & the BBQ Show earlier this week when the band was pulled over and the road manager arrested in Kentucky, forcing the group to miss a slate of weekend shows. The band is currently out on bail but their manager remains behind bars. St. Louis music blog Riverfront Times has been posting regular updates of the fiasco.

  • Nonesuch has recently reissued Wilco‘s fantastic second album, Being There, in a LP+CD package. While the album has long been available on vinyl, this marks another way to prove to Wilco naysayers that the band once showed a lot of talent and spunk before they were labeled ‘dad rock.’
  • And as Wilco currently tour Europe, their surprise guests for Saturday night at Milan’s Conservatorio -- Grizzly Bear -- had to bail out due to a traffic accident as they were en route from Munich. While fortunately no one was injured, their tour bus was cracked up enough to require a replacement and held the band up in Austria. They continue their tour with St. Vincent as scheduled.
  • In further tour mishap news, Dan Deacon, who has been on the road non-stop all year, it seems, checked in to a hospital last week for what turned out to be acute sciatica. As he recovers from the debilitating back pain, he’s canceled the final five shows of his tour with the intention of rescheduling as soon as he’s better.
  • While it’s hard not to groan at the name, United Kingdom import Wolf People will be releasing their debut album, Tidings, through Jagjaguwar on February 23rd (and a day earlier for the citizens of Wolf People’s great homeland). Can we use this opportunity to begin a petition asking bands to stop using animal names such as ‘Wolf’ and ‘Deer’ as a part of their band? It’s getting difficult to keep track.
  • No Age just released the title track video from the Losing Feeling EP. Life’s a garden, so dig it:

  • The Cormac McCarthy good-time novel turned movie, The Road, is hitting theaters in time for Thanksgiving (a true holiday-inspired film if ever there was one), which means that the Nick Cave & Warren Ellis penned soundtrack for the film is also on the horizon. Mute will be releasing the score digitally on November 23rd with the physical release not slated until January 12th.
  • Are you searching for the perfect holiday gift for your friend or family member who can’t get enough Neu! or Can? Look no further than the recently released Krautrock: Cosmic Rock and Its Legacy, released by UK imprint Black Dog Publishing. The book promises a comprehensive journey through the neglected and forgotten genre from its beginning.
  • This week’s late night talk show appearances start off slowly but quickly pick up as Neko Case and The Avett Brothers turn up on Fallon, Death Cab on Kimmel, and Ray Davies serenades Letterman. Elvis Costello on Colbert this Wednesday should be a hoot:

    Monday, November 16

    nothing of interest here. move along.

    Tuesday, November 17

    Jimmy Fallon: Neko Case

    Wednesday, November 18

    David Letterman: Ray Davies
    Colbert Report: Norah Jones
    Jimmy Fallon: The Avett Brothers

    Thursday, November 19

    Colbert Report: Elvis Costello

    Friday, November 20

    David Letterman: Lyle Lovett
    Jimmy Kimmel: Death Cab for Cutie
    Jimmy Fallon: Elvis Costello

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