Tag Archives: Jarvis Cocker

Monday Music News

Last night the MTV Video Music Awards gathered to congratulate a lot of the usual suspects -- Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Brittney Spears -- and create as much spectacle as possible. Highlights include Jay-Z and Kanye West‘s “special surprise performance” (just after Jay-Z’s wife, Beyonce, announced on the red carpet that sheRead more...

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Thursday News Threads

Seattle’s School of Rock kicks off its seventh season this weekend with five upcoming shows on the next four Saturdays: The female rebel anthems of Women Who Rule, the stylistic and eccentric songwriting of Syd Barrett’s Pink Floyd, the intricate and challenging music of Radiohead, and the energetic, overdriven fast-paced songs of Judas Priest andRead more...

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Monday Music News 6/22

Barely a week before AthFest, Athen’s Georgia Theatre was destroyed by fire last Friday. The iconic venue was one of the music spots in town and hosted everyone from John Mayer to Drive-By Truckers, R.E.M. to Ghostface Killah. A saddened Wilmot Greene, the owner of the theater who was in the midst of renovations, wasRead more...

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Thursday News Thread

Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr. Fox is getting the film treatment from Wes Anderson. Along with George Clooney, Meryl Streep and others, the film will include a stop-motion Jarvis Cocker in the role of Petey. In addition to his role within the film, Cocker provided a few original songs to the movie. Much ballyhoo was madeRead more...

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Out This Week 5/19

This week, John Vanderslice finally releases his latest, Romanian Names, which he previewed live on KEXP in Berkeley a few months ago. He’ll be back live on KEXP this Friday, May 22, at 2PM to perform more songs from the album. Among the most anticipated releases, around this station at least, are Apostle of Hustle,Read more...

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Monday News Mash-Up

An already fruitful week in camp Wilco just got a lot more... fruity. The band is offering up “The Jolly Banker,” yet another Woody Guthrie interpretation from the Nora Guthrie and Billy Bragg tapped musicians. The download is free but the band is kindly asking for donations to benefit the Woody Guthrie Foundation and Archives.Read more...

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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 upsetRead more...

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