Bri Blahg… Do You Say No To Slash? Kings Of Leon’s Pants And Beatles Flash. Music News Round Up 11/4/09

4 11 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

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Who Could Say No To This Face?

 

Ouch… Jack White Says No To Slash

I think it would have been cool.

I Thought He Was On A Hindu Retreat

Kanye’s working on a new record apparently.

Kings Of Leon… Fashion Gods

They’ve launched their own clothing line. Hmmmm. Seems kind of lame to me.

Still No Legal Downloads, But….

EMI is releasing limited edition Beatles flash drives.

Them Crooked Vultures Drop Free-Be

It’s a song from their upcoming debut album.

Mayer Plots Long Tour

It’s 41 dates long.

Woodie Says Stones May Tour Next Year

We’ll see.

I’d Call The Band “Litigation”

Because a judge ruled yesterday that you can’t call it Sublime.

Rhianna Is Talking

The singer is talking about the Chris Brown assault.

Sonic Youth Add Tour Dates

They’re make ups for when Lee Rinaldo broke his wrist.

Devandra Expands North American Tour

Not by that much, but there you go.

Araya To Go Under Knife, Slayer Tour Canceled

I wonder if it will be “surgery with no anesthesia?”

Bonus Coverage:

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Bri Blahg… Ellen Replaces Paula, Nothing Replaces Jay Z, Billy Corgan Is God: Music News Round-Up 9/10/09

10 09 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

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Replacing Paula Abdul on American Idol? Ellen Degeneres. You know what, not a bad choice. I’m still not going to watch mind you. We’ll miss you Paula you cream crackers nuts basket case of love.

Another Day In The Jay Z Echo Chamber

Hey I’m a man of the people, and I’m detecting that the people can’t get enough Jay Z coverage. Everyone is obsessed with Jay Z. I learned that when there was all that hubub about him attending a Grizzly Bear show last month for crying out loud. Last night he played New York’s Blender Theater and Rolling Stone was there.

Bonus Coverage. Video Already Up On You Tube:

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Gig Guide: Monday August 31, 2009

31 08 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

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Bobby Long

The kids may know more about Brit Bobby Long than the grown ups.

Long co-wrote “Let Me Sign,” a song in the movie Twilight. As you can hear his work is of the grown up indie folk variety. While hard at work on an e.p., Long has also been touring hard all summer. Tonight he reaches The Double Door in Chicago.

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Bri Blahg… Music News Round Up: Wednesday August 26, 2009

26 08 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

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Kings Of Leon @ Lollapalooza by Gary Orr

The Kings Of Leon are prepping a live DVD and remix album for the fall. Justin Timberlake, Lykke Li, and Mark Ronson will be among the contributors. Hmmm. I guess I’ll wait to hear them. Well, except for the contribution from Linkin Park. I’m pretty sure that’ll suck.

Bauhaus’ Peter Murphy guested on three songs at last night’s Nine Inch Nails show. Kanye was there.

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Bri Blahg… Giant Heat Stroked Lollapalooza Wrap Up

10 08 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

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And that’s it. Lollapalooza 2009 is history. We saw a little of everything this weekend. I swear it was down right chilly Friday. It was raining I know that. Saturday and Sunday were different stories. We got a good lather going by the end of the weekend. Lollapalooza adjusted though. Yesterday the Chicago Fire Department brought in a truck with a giant fan on top to spray mist. This ain’t a bad town if the fire department has a damn misting truck. I’m going to roll through some highlights here. I’m one man though and there’s so much I missed. I saw quite a lot too.

Friday

I raced to the BMI stage just in time to catch a wisp of April Smith. She’s somethin’, and a mean dresser too. Smith was kind enough to take us on a tour of the site seeing as how we just got there and all. April received as much as she gave in the form of Lobster Corn Dogs.

After watching nine year old Yuto Miyazawa play “Paranoid” by Sabbath on the Kidzapalooza stage a late Portland, Oregon band Hockey tried to make it work on The Playstation Stage. Unfortunately the power went out and they couldn’t get through their first number. The men were good sports in the media area later and told us about how Bruce Springsteen doesn’t pay attention when you meet him.

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Chatting with Glasvegas at Lollapalooza 2009

9 08 2009

Glasvegas talks about opening for U2, hanging with Kings of Leon, and the making of “Daddy’s Gone”.

hit the jump for pictures of Glasvegas’ Lollapaformance…

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Photos: Lollapalooza Day 1

8 08 2009

Our videographer turned photographer Gary Orr (@GaryOrr8) ran around in the rain of Lollapalooza Day 1 to get these stills of Kings of Leon, The Decemberists, Of Montreal, Perry Farrell and LeAnn Rimes, Hockey and Fleet Foxes. Click here to see all of Gary’s day one photos.

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A soggy, yet energetic, Lollapalooza crowd

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Kings of Leon

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