This could be the best week at Spinner’s CD listening party I’ve ever seen. The week in music is pretty crazy as far as releases go and Spinner is streaming a whole mess of them. New albums available include the new Glasvegas, Of Montreal, Deerhoof and too many others to list here. Listen to ’em all now!
I thought Beck’s The Information vinyl deluxe box set was ridiculous. Well, Beck has been one-upped by The Rolling Stones. For a limited time, you can own a Deluxe Edition book covering the Stones 1969 U.S. Tour for a cool $950 bucks. Yes, it’s a $950 dollar coffee table book. Coffee table not included, just the book. Decide for yourself if it’s worth it.
For $175 Bucks! That is not a typo. When I read that Beck was offering this at $175, I had to go back and re-read it, figuring it included every Beck album ever made. I was wrong… but wait… it comes with a 20-color fine art pen set! No, that doesn’t justify it. Seriously Beck, who’s gonna pay for this? More details can be found here.
Calexico recently did a short live set for the NPR Sound Check website. As always, the band blows you away with the strength of their stripped down live songs. Check out the whole thing on the NPR website. Don’t forget that the band will be making a stop in town Nov. 7th at Stubbs but we’ll remind you about that closer to the date.
One of our favorite leading men about town, Will Sheff, played the DJ role for NPRs All Songs Considered recently. If you weren’t aware, Sheff fronts local and rising to fame band Okkervil River. His spot on the show features some fairly obscure music from the likes of Lorraine Ellison, Dion, The Penetrators and of course his own band. You can listen to each song or download the entire podcast from NPR website.
Danielson is offering up more free music by bringing you a new live EP entitled Danielson Alive! The songs can be downloaded indvidually or you can grab the whole thing at emusic (no subscription required). More new music from the New Jersey band will be coming soon enough!
Yes ladies and gentlemen, we made it through ACL and we are working on our write-ups, interviews, etc. We will start giving you guys the goods tomorrow and we promise it will be worth your while. The exhaustion, dust, and late nights have taken their toll, but we have some of the best staffers around and the content should be great!
Following the tradition of scheduling a “who’s who” of the last 50 years of pop music, Bruce Springsteen will be following up The Stones, U2, Sir Paul, Prince and Tom Petty to play Super Bowl XLII. I think everyone saw this one coming. Let’s just hope that Tony Romo and The Blue Stars will be showcased as the headlining act.