- Why can’t we escape Radiohead? They’re everywhere -- including Hollywood. Apparently big movies stars Robert De Niro and Edward Norton have stolen the talents of Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood for Stone. There is no guarantee that the “weird ambient stuff” (as Norton calls it) will be a part of the film’s final soundtrack, but Vegas odds say of course.
- We’re more than a generation removed from the brilliance of Miles Davis, so the world’s youth could use a healthy reminder of that pioneering spirit. Thus, Legacy has birthed a mammoth 40th anniversary edition of Davis’ landmark experiment, Bitches Brew. The original album on 180 gram vinyl, 3 compact discs of outtakes, a DVD from 1969 concert footage, and a book large enough to swat admirers of your ultra-hip set away.
- Ted Leo is leaving his Pharmacists behind for a moment to reunite with his late 80s hardcore outfit, Citizens Arrest. Shows in Philly and NYC are planned with more cities in the mix.
- Help Steve Albini! The producer known for his good will toward any band he likes has accumulated $230,000 in mortgage on his Electrical Audio studio in Chicago (that’s what happens when you produce bands on the cheap). Thankfully Albini’s goodwill is being repaid by Tim Midgett (Silkworm, Bottomless Pit) and those loyal to Albini: you! Midgett has launched the Pay Off Electrical Audio monetary campaign. So clutch your In Utero CD close as you kneel before your 1,000 Hz altar and help Albini if you can spare some change.
- Awkward video of the week comes courtesy of equally awkward music website, Pitchfork: former Velvet Underground drummer, Maureen Tucker, stumps for The Tea Party. From Warhol’s Factory to Glenn Beck’s tears -- quite the transition (she’s at 2:40 if you’re feeling impatient):
- Fistful of Mercy, the collaboration between Ben Harper, Dhani Harrison and Joseph Arthur, releases its debut this week, and the three chaps will be live with Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday. Also on the late night talk shows are Weezer, Gorillaz, and Antony & the Johnsons. Plus, you have two chances to catch Mavis Staples with Jeff Tweedy, who produced her new album. Check out the week’s highlights:
Monday, October 4
Jimmy Fallon: Gayngs
Carson Daly: Janelle Monae (R)
Tuesday, October 5
David Letterman: Mavis Staples with Jeff Tweedy
Jimmy Kimmel: Phoenix (R)
Wednesday, October 6
Jimmy Kimmel: Band of Horses (R)
Jimmy Fallon: Fistful of Mercy
Carson Daly: Weezer
Colbert Report: Mavis Staples with Jeff Tweedy
Thursday, October 7
David Letterman: Gorillaz
Jimmy Fallon: Pete Yorn
Friday, October 8
David Letterman: Antony & the Johnsons