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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Bri Blahg… Phish Hit Road, Boss Closes Stadium, Kanye Heads To India. Music News Round Up 10/12/09

12 10 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

Boss Closes Down The Joint

The “joint” would be Giants Stadium. Bruce and The E Street band crammed “Born In The USA” into their three plus hour set Friday night. It’s the final ever show there as the old albatross faces the wrecking ball soon.

Bonus Coverage. A fan request for The Stones “The Last Time:”

First Song From Beck/Gainsbourg Project Out

Spin has a link to the Beck and Charlotte Gainsbourg free download.

Phish Announce Fall Tour

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Trey Anastasio Of Phish At Bonnaroo 2009 by Brian Phillips

It’s mainly East and Midwest at this point.

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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.

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Of Montreal gets (shock) weird at Santos in New York

17 09 2009

By Jill Menze (@jillmenze)

Kevin Barnes and Solange at New York's Santos Party House

Kevin Barnes and Solange at New York's Santos Party House

So I’ve been seeing Grizzly Bear and Solange Knowles quite a bit lately, huh? Can’t say I expected to see either of them last night at Of Montreal’s performance at the Thrillist/ Refinery29/ Gilt Groupe Fashion Week party at New York’s Santos Party House, but there I was dancing next to Ed Droste at 3 a.m. while Solange joined Of Montreal on “Heatwave.”

But these pleasant oddities are par for the course at any Of Montreal show. This performance in particular was unusual in that it was in a far smaller venue than the Athens, Ga., band typically plays these days; the crowd was of the fashion world and not so much music; and the group played not one but two sets that stretched wee into the morning hours.

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Bri Blahg… 9/3 News Round Up: Only The Stones Remain

3 09 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

Before I Crap On Everything, Here’s Something Good

I don’t mean to be such downer, I’ve just been involved in the music business for way to stinking long I think. To show that I’m not incapable of finding something to say nice things about, here’s St. Vincent on Jimmy Kimmel last night. This is a wonderfully disorienting song for a late night talk show don’t you think?

Bonus! Our SXSW Confab With St. Vincent

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Bri Blahg: Music News Round Up For Tuesday September 1, 2009

1 09 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

Rolling Stone leads with news Them Crooked Vultures have been added to the Austin City Limits bill. If you haven’t been paying attention, that’s the supergroup featuring Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones, Dave Grohl, and Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age.

Sublime are going the Alice In Chains route, replacing a long dead singer and hitting the road. First up is The Smoke Out Festival hosted by Cheech And Chong. Your mileage may vary on Sublime playing a drug themed festival when their singer died from a drug overdose. Cheech and Chong got a lot of mileage out of those stoner movies they made back in the 70’s and 80’s. I love the cheesy announcer guy on this trailer:

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So I’m the most popular girl on the Internet right now

31 08 2009

By Jill Menze (@jillmenze)

Jay-Z at the Jelly NYC Pool Party

Jay-Z at the Jelly NYC Pool Party

For better or worse. In any case, allow me to explain. If you haven’t heard yet, Jay-Z and Beyonce made an appearance at the Vega/Beach House/Grizzly Bear show at the Jelly NYC Pool Party yesterday. No, HOVA did not join onstage, I didn’t start that rumor, but they were in attendance to catch Grizzly Bear’s performance.

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