Bri Blahg: Pavement, Devo, Flaming Lips And Weird Vending Machines. Music News Round Up 9/17/09

17 09 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

Pavement Reunion Official!

Brooklyn Vegan confirms. Tickets on sale for their New York show…. a full year in advance. That’s gotta be some kind of record.

Wayne Coyne On Colbert And We Have The Video!

Ok actually anyone can have the video as they don’t mind if you embed and all that stuff. I’ll go stand in the corner and think about my above flourish of empty hype.

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Little Steven Says Bruce And E Street Band Going On Hiatus… No One Asks Him What’s Under That Damn Scarf

After their current tour ends in November, Bruce Springsteen And The E-Street Band are taking a long break. Little Steven has plenty going on including the coolest radio station/show on the planet, The Underground Garage.

Hey Mom, We Sang A Song About Pot In Grade School

Mary Travers of Peter, Paul, and Mary has passed away, she was 72. I don’t know about you, but in elementary school music class we sang “Puff The Magic Dragon.” Many years later it became an urban legend that the song was about smoking weed. The controversy is addressed here.

Abercrombie Sues Beyonce

Ambercrombie has a fragrance called “Fierce” and Beyonce is going to market her own “Sasha Fierce” line. Hopefully in a judicial first, both parties will end up in prison.

Devo Sign Deal, Ready With Album/Tour

We interviewed Devo back in March at SXSW, and I really thought their comeback record would have been released by now. Billboard reports that the band has signed with their original label Warner Brothers. That’s a bit surprising. The tickets will surely be in demand as Devo performs entire albums live. Here’s my wish list in order of greatness:

1. Are We Not Men? We Are Devo.
2. Freedom Of Choice
3. New Traditionalists
4. Oh No, It’s Devo
5. Duty Now And For The Future

Bonus Coverage. Our SXSW Intervew For Billboard and Palestra Music:

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Ida Maria Flopping On Perez Hilton Tour

Not reporting on it? Perez Hilton. Brooklyn Vegan has the sad, sad, details.

Corgan Sets Price Based On Principle Of Supply And Demand

In the coming months you’ll be able to own 44 new Smashing Pumpkins songs for free. Corgan may have decided his music is priceless, but your mileage may vary.

Jon Bon Jovi Agrees, Kurt Kobain Looks As Stupid As He Does Singing Bon Jovi Songs

Jon Bon Jovi is taking Nirvana’s side in this whole Guitar Hero controversy.

She’s Too Old For Him

Yesterday NME reported police were called to Ron Wood’s house this week after neighbors heard he and his 20 year old Russian girlfriend arguing. Now it appears they’ve split.

I’ll tell you what, she’s a Cougar into her fifth face lift compared to former Stone Bill Wyman’s ex. In 1989 Ol’ Bill married 18 year old Mandy Smith, a girl he had dated for five years. That’s right, Smith was 13 and he was 47. Why isn’t he in prison you ask? Well for one thing the girl’s mother said it was OK. Later mom married Wyman’s son. You can’t make this shit up people.

Bonus Coverage. Mandy Smith’s self titled album came out in 1988 and was just reissued in Japan, a country famous for it’s used panty vending machines. You can’t make this shit up people.

Told You

The Former Mrs. Bill Wyman

Perhaps the Russian girl was pissed because Woody wouldn’t get her a record deal too.

Johnny Marr Doesn’t Date Kids, He Joins Their Bands

I kid, I kid. Former Smiths member Johnny Marr was in Modest Mouse for a bit, and is now a member of The Cribs. Marr says this isn’t like a Mr. Miyagi thing. He says he can’t teach them a thing.

His life is turning into a real life version of The Rocker. Which reminds me, the new season of The Office starts tonight. Reason enough not to die in your sleep I say.

It’s Radio So They’ll Probably Fuck It Up

I worked in radio for many years so excuse me for more cynicism than hope here. CBS is turning Last.Fm into four terrestrial radio stations. Interesting concept though so we’ll see.

Bonus Coverage. A Really Crappy Movie About Coke Hoovering 70’s DJs:

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6 10 2009
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