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)

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

17 11 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

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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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Bri Blahg… Boss Has Senior Moment… Kanye Invited This Time… Music News Round Up 11/16/09

16 11 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

Grizzly Bear In Bus Wreck. They’re Fine

The accident in Germany did force them to miss a gig in Munich with Wilco. Thank God though, everyone is fine.

Bruce Says Hey Ohio… In Michigan

Thanks to Spinal Tap Ohio seems to be the default location for musicians who can’t remember where they are. Friday Bruce Springsteen made several Buckeye State references during a show in…. Auburn Hills, Michigan. We’re based in Columbus so I can tell you that Ohio references in Michigan this close to the Ohio State/Michigan game is a gaffe you don’t want to make.

Bonus Coverage. Here it is:

Kanye Resurfaces In London

I’ll assume Jay Z and Beyonce knew he was coming.

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