Monday News Mash-Up

  • First, Interpol went down a man and now they go down tour dates as the effects of canceled U2 dates -- Interpol was the scheduled opener -- mire the band’s touring plans. The band promises to reschedule the dropped shows.
  • New Orleans is reeling due to the BP spill (as if the lack of Katrina aid still wasn’t weighing the proud city down) and but a few bands are stepping in to help The Greater New Orleans Foundation. Zs and Child Abuse are among a handful of artists taking over Shea Stadium this upcoming Wednesday (June 2nd) to raise funds.

  • Nick Cave’s darkest vanity project, Grinderman, has announced the September 13th release of the band’s aptly titled second album, 2.
  • Trent Reznor’s latest musical project,How to Destroy Angels ( featuring his wife Mariqueen Mandig), are following in the footsteps of Reznor’s old outfit, Nine Inch Nails, by giving away their self-titled debut EP free on the band’s website beginning tomorrow (June 1st).
  • Fans of internet music catch-all Pandora and privacy are likely bound to sacrifice one to enjoy the other. A recent investigation by Wired unveiled that users who created their own stations could have their listening habits spied upon by anyone who knows (or guesses) their e-mail address.
  • Time again to set your DVR to record this week’s noteworthy appearances on late night talk shows. It’s mostly repeats this week , but check out Band of Horses on Letterman, Miike Snow on Jimmy Kimmel, and Vampire Weekend on the Colbert Report, among other highlights:

    Monday, May 31

    Carson Daly: The Raveonettes (R)
    Tavis Smiley: Rosanne Cash (R)

    Tuesday, June 1

    David Letterman: Band of Horses (R)
    Craig Ferguson: Willie Nelson
    Carson Daly: The Airborne Toxic Event (R)

    Wednesday, June 2

    Carson Daly: Black Lips (R)

    Thursday, June 3

    Jimmy Kimmel: Miike Snow
    Colbert Report: Vampire Weekend

    Friday, June 4

    David Letterman: Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings (R)
    Carson Daly: Doves (R)
    Tavis Smiley: Trombone Shorty

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