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… Lil Wayne’s Guns, Motorhead, and Chinese Pop Stars. Music News Round Up 10/21/09

21 10 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

Metallica Aid Search For Missing Fan

She’s a 20 year old Virginia Tech undergrad, last seen at a Metallica concert over the weekend.

Rock Band Beatles Pump Up Video Game Sales

Over a half a million sold.

DNA Hearing In Lil Wayne Gun Case

This is some serious shit for the cough syrup swilling, blunt huffing Atlanta rapper. Just ask Plaxico Burress how they deal with gun pocession in New York City.

Pavement Gather Bands For ATP UK

Quasi, Faust, and The Fall! I love The Fall.

Bonus Coverage. Mr. Pharmacist!

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How cute is the new Norah Jones album cover??

10 09 2009

By Jill Menze (@jillmenze)

Norah Jones' 'The Fall' album cover

Norah Jones' 'The Fall'

Look at that dawg! Adorable! As much as I respect Norah Jones’ career, I can’t say the Grammy Award-winning, smokey-voiced songstress is at the top of my list of artists I regularly follow up on, but this album cover (shot by the wonderful Autumn De Wilde) caught my attention immediately this morning (because for those unaware, I really like dogs).

So with that — let’s talk a bit about her forthcoming fourth studio album, “The Fall,” due Nov. 17 via Blue Note. The effort finds Jones collaborating with the likes of Ryan Adams, Okkervil River’s Will Sheff and Jesse Harris, who is probably best known for penning “Don’t Know Why” on Jones’ 2002 debut, “Come Away With Me.” According to the press release, the set also takes Jones in a new direction, “experimenting with different sounds” alongside producer and engineer Jacquire King, who has worked with Kings of Leon, Modest Mouse and Tom Waits, among others.

But back to the dog — That thing’s the size of a bear. Think she’ll bring him/her out on tour?