Bri Blahg… New Spoon! J. Lo AMA Fail, Adam Lambert The Leather Liberace.. Music News Round Up 11/23/09

23 11 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

Our Top Story… Not Crap

Listen, after you read the below you’ll understand why I had to lead with news of the new Spoon album and tour.

Bonus Coverage. Spoon waste not want not:

Yawn… American Music Awards… Yay Contrived Controversy

Adam Lambert has everyone frothing over his performance last night. I could give a shit. What was really off putting was that voice. I thought you had to at least be able to carry a tune to win American Idol. Speaking of that, Taylor Swift wins five.

Bonus Coverage. Adam Lambert being all coy:

More Bonus Coverage. Jennifer Lopez fell on her generous posterior during the show. Over at the industry bulletin board Velvet Rope they’re saying J. Lo’s tumble was excised from the West Coast Feed:

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Bri Blahg… Matt And Kim Take It Off, Them Crooked Second The Motion, Mozz Invites German To Make Love To Himself… Music News Round Up 11/20/09

20 11 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

Matt And Kim Produce Woodies

As far as awards shows go the MTVU Woodies looked like a good time last night, thanks in no small part to Matt And Kim.

Them Crooked Vultures Not A One Off

The debut is good fun so I’m glad to hear they plan to make another.

Bonus Coverage. I wrote a little review if you’re interested. I have a bit of fun comparing and contrasting T.C.V. with history’s wasteland of Zepp clones. You can read it here.

Death Cab Talking New Album

The Seattle band has won a new legion of fans thanks to “Meet Me At The Equinox” on the New Moon soundtrack. The challenge is to not be defined by brooding teenaged vampires.

Mozz Declares War On Fans

After getting nailed with a beer bottle recently, Morrissey will suffer fools no longer. He had a “fan” removed from a German show this week with prejudice.

Bonus Coverage. Oh Yeah, someone posted the video:

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Bri Blahg… Bonnaroo Announces Dates/Payment Plan

19 11 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)


Robyn Hitchcock and Peter Buck at Bonnaroo 2009. Photo by Brian Phillips


Well my mood is improving already just thinking about the ‘Roo. No artists announced yet of course, but we have dates and a way to spread out those ticket costs.

Bonus Coverage. Ah Memories:

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Bri Blahg… Lil Wayne’s Expanding Brood, Winehouse’s Exploding Boob, And Wavves’ Reatard Rejects… Music News Round Up 11/19/09

19 11 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

(Editor’s note. We apologize. Brian is in a foul mood today. The below reflects his poor attitude. It is so noted in his employee file.)

Looks Like Rod Stewart Will Keep Making His Shitty Nostalga Albums

A law firm just sued “Rod The Mod” for $3.3 Million.

Not Drugs This Time Says Amy Winehouse’s Dad

It’s worse if you can imagine. Mr. Winehouse says his daughter was hospitalized last week after one of her boob implants exploded.

Lil Wayne Guests On Gossip Girl’s Record

Someone named Leighton Meester. I don’t watch Gossip Girl. Apparently she’s on it or something. I don’t care but maybe you do.

Lil Wayne Has Fourth Lil Wayne

Dude… A rubber… Wear one. Lil Wayne has, for the fourth time, fathered an illegitimate child. If you’re scoring with us at home, that’s by four different women, and the second this fall. Sure he has money, but I doubt seriously he’ll be around much for the kids. For one thing he missed the birth due to a “prior engagement.” Asshole.

R.E.M. Begin New Album

You can follow along with video posted on their website.

Bonus Coverage:

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Bri Blahg… Tyler In Trouble? Jacko’s Doctor Wants Paid, More Blackroc Leaks. Music News Round Up 11/18/09

18 11 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

Aerosmith Fear For Tyler

As I suspected, band members are very concerned that their (former?) singer is using again. I’ll say this, the Toxic Twin is one passive-aggressive dude.

Jacko’s Alleged Doctor Feelgood Says He May Sue AEG

Doctor Conrad Murray says the producers of Michael Jackson’s ill fated “This Is It” Tour owe him 300 Large. I wonder if he’s on medication for his huge clanging balls.

More Blackroc Tracks Leaked

Pitchfork has the details. If you’re not up on this one…. it’s The Black Keys and a host of hip hop collaborators. The stuff I’ve heard is quite good.

How’s The Record Business Working Out For Ya?

It really isn’t news anymore. The old line record business is a hulking, smoldering wreck. Just ask the geniuses who bought up EMI. Don’t be confused though… Just because lumbering dinosaurs like EMI are sinking into the tar pits, doesn’t mean the music business as a whole is dead. Quite to the contrary, a new, more lucrative model for artists is emerging.

Bonus Coverage. This one goes out to you EMI:

Velvets To Appear At Library

Well it ain’t Max’s Kansas City, but it does sound interesting. Velvet Underground members Lou Reed, Maureen Tucker, and Doug Yule (he replaced John Cale) will be part of a panel discussion on the band and their music at The New York Public Library.

Bonus Coverage. $26 In My Hand:

Jay Z, Will And Jada Pinkett Smith Fund Fela Musical

I’m not much for musical theater myself, but this Broadway production about Nigerian Afro Beat legend Fela Kuti sounds interesting. Some big names financed the project.

“Teacher Don’t Teach Me No Nonsense:”

Faces To Tour Without Rod Stewart

Looks that way anyway. You need Rod Stewart for this don’t you?

New Brian Jonestown Massacre Coming? It Would Seem

You can sample “Who Killed Sgt. Pepper” here. It’s mind bending as you might expect.

Rogue Wave Finish New Record

The album, produced in Oxford, Mississippi with Dennis Herring will be out next March. If it’s as good as their last one I’m in. Good band.

Bri Blahg… Our Michigan Week Chat With Bo Biafra Of The Dead Schembechlers

17 11 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)


2007 "Hate Michigan Rally" Columbus, OH. Mr. Biafra on the right.

There will be no Dead Schembechlers’ “Hate Michigan Rally” this week and that’s a shame. Fans have been asking why. Front man Bo Biafra from the “Best Damned Punk Band In The Land’ says Ohio State fans have only themselves to blame. Their worship of what a Biblical Biafra calls “false idols” has instead forced the polarizing singer into the Ohio wilderness. Biafra has been wandering the state for near 40 days and nights now channeling ghostly dispatches from the late Woody Hayes himself, and preaching a return to old time Buckeye values of hard work, honor, duty, and of course, an all consuming hatred of the “state up north.”

Coach Hayes is an angry God, but we knew that. Hayes, says Biafra, is not pleased about so many roses clenched in so many teeth, and dreams of parades and warm California holiday evenings. No not in the least.

Bri Blahg… Slayer/Megadeth Party Like It’s 1991… Music News Round Up 11/17/09

17 11 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

Slayer/Megadeth Announce “American Carnage”

The winter tour features blocks of $10.00 tickets to reflect what they call 1991 prices. Let that roll around in your skull for a moment. Yes concert tickets have gone up that much. Anyway kudos to them.

Bonus Coverage. Megadeth’s disturbing “99 Ways To Die.” Keep out of reach of children:

PIL’s Future? It’s Up To You.

John Lydon says Public Image Limited will record if their comeback tour is successful. Sounds fair.

The Best? Really? Seriously?

NME says The Strokes debut album is the best of the waning decade. It’s good, but the best?

Bonus Coverage. Let me just pull a random record out of my ass that I think is better:

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Cribs Announce Tour With Marr

I was under the impression The Cribs LA show with Johnny Marr was a one off. Not so fast!

Bonus Coverage. The Cribs latest with Johnny Marr in the band:

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