Bri Blahg… No Duh, Courtney Cashed Kobain Guitar Hero Check. Music News Round Up 9/18/09

18 09 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

Pearl Jam Streaming “Backspacer”

It’s on their Myspace. I’m going to check it out this weekend. The parts I’ve heard are really solid. Of course we have that whole pesky controversy about Pearl Jam doing the deal with Target… I don’t know, I guess I’m numb at this point. This stuff doesn’t really get me riled up like it used to. If you want to begin foaming at the mouth over it great, but compared to other stuff, it ain’t that big a deal to me.

We’re Absolutly In The Right… With Making Kurt Kobain Sing Bon Jovi Songs

I was wondering when the makers of Guitar Hero would defend themselves. Activision CEO Dan Rosenweig says Courtney Hole signed and cashed the check.

Money quote:


“I do know that there’s absolutely a contract and we know that the check has been cashed.”

Guster To Tour/Frat Guys To High Five

Guster know what you like you Natty Light guzzling pigs, and they’re going to give it to you.

Perez Ticket Price Almost Reaches Level Where I Would Get One

Yeah it was $20, now it’s free.

Bareilles Teams With ?uestlove

Hunkered down in New York for Jimmy Fallon these days means less touring and more studio work for The Roots drummer.

Band That’s… Er… Ok I Guess Say Third Album Darker, Angrier and Pretty Good Sort Of

The Bravery’s problem I think is that no one loves them, and no one really hates them either. The Killers for instance are easy to hate, although a lot of people seem to love them too. Anyway The Bravery have a new album coming.

With The Garlic Aroma That Could Level Tacoma

Sunny Day Real Estate did a secret warm up show in the South Sound City Thursday night.

Bonus Coverage. You know who grew up in Tacoma? Neko Case.

It Has To Be Better Than Cats

They’ve made a play out of Green Day’s American Idiot.

Bonus Coverage. It can’t be better than this:

Julian Posts New Song

I don’t know why we call Julian Casablancas The Strokes singer. That’s one band that never seems to do anything. Anyway Julian has posted a new solo song.

Clash Pair Work Together

Mick Jones and Topper Headon re-recorded the classic Jail Guitar Doors for charity.

Bonus Coverage. The Original:

Pavement Add Second NYC Show

It’s September 22…… 2010. I don’t know about you, but when I see the year “2010” in print, I think of a future world where people are grown in jars and we all have jet packs.

Gibbard Gets Zooey/McGerr Gets App

Death Cab For Cutie drummer Jason McGerr has his own Iphone app.

Bird/St. Vincent Together

Well not in the Biblical sense, but they’ve been collaborating on tour.

Vivian Girl Now A Fashion Model

Day jobs for hard working indie rock bands are usually shitty. Cassie Ramone of The Vivian Girls has on the other hand, found work as a model.

Grizzly Bear On “New Moon” Soundtrack

Yeah it’s the second Twilight movie about a bunch of vampires that run around that shit hole Forks, Washington. Grizzly Bear landed a song on the soundtrack.

My dad owned a grocery store in Forks and it ain’t that glamorous. In fact if they wanted to premiere the movie there they’d have to have it at someone’s house. If these movies were realistic the Forks vampires would use their fangs to open Rainier Beer tall boys. Then later they’d have a bonfire in the woods and throw cans of gas on the fire just because there’s nothing else to do.

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