- Based on a half-dozen graphic novels, music and comic nerds were already giddy with delight upon the news of a Michael Cera-starring Scott Pilgrim vs. The World movie in the works. Now some of those anticipatory pains grew stronger with the release of the recent trailer, featuring new music from Beck:
- Jeff Mangum continues to slowly emerge from his cocoon, and it seems to be benefits to Chris Knox that are the impetus. Besides appearing on the recently released album in honor of the Tall Dwarfs leader, Mangum will be performing a very brief acoustic set at a live Knox benefit May 6th at Le Poisson Rouge in Manhattan.
- Legendary rock photographer Jim Marshall died in his sleep last week. Marshall, 74, was staying in New York promoting his new book, Match Prints, which features his work alongside that of his friend Timothy White. Throughout his career, Marshall helped make icons of performers like Janis Joplin (with SoCo bottle), Johnny Cash (flipping the bird), Bob Dylan (chasing a rolling tire) and Jimi Hendrix (setting his guitar ablaze) and was almost as well known for his abrasive personality as he was for his candid shots. Read more here.
- More than ten years ago, Scots Belle and Sebastian curated a little festival centered around the essence of Bowie that featured some of indie’s biggest and brightest which became the precursor for the wealth of festivals under the All Tomorrow’s Parties banner. Now Belle and Sebastian are bringing back Bowlie. In its second iteration, the December 10-12 festival will involve nearly 40 acts and station itself in Minehead, England.
- Mike Patton, either through his own ingenuity or the genius he discovers in bands spanning the globe, has transformed his Ipecac label into an indie monstrosity of awesomeness. Despite the scant reunifications of Faith No More, Patton has found time to release Mondo Cane, which houses Patton’s take on 50s and 60s covers of Italian oldies recorded live during a 2007 European tour, to further get people to convert to all things Patton. Soon, Ipecac currency!
- As if Radiohead needed help getting the word out about their band, it appears a thoroughbred named after the band will be competing in this year’s Kentucky Derby, which 20-1 odds on it to win.
- While planning your week, be sure to set your DVR to record this week’s noteworthy appearances on late night talk shows. This week’s highlights include Julian Casablancas, Fanfarlo, Drive-By Truckers and more!
Monday, March 29
Jimmy Fallon: Julian Casablancas
Carson Daly: Fanfarlo (R)
Tuesday, March 30
Jimmy Kimmel: Erykah Badu
Carson Daly: Keane
Wednesday, March 31
David Letterman: The Whigs
Jimmy Fallon: Drive-By Truckers
Carson Daly: Doves
Thursday, April 1
catch up on your sleep
Friday, April 2
David Letterman: She & Him