Bri Blahg… Music News Round Up 9/8/2009. Your Wallet Better Be Ready

8 09 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

As I write I’m listening to my new favorite band The Spits. The fact that they’ve been around since the turn of the century means that I’ve wasted many years not listening to them. Bloody hell! If you like The Ramones, Wire, Devo, and The Rezillos then you’ve found your new favorite band too.

Beatles Remasters Out

The Beatles "Abbey Road" Remaster

Back in the 80’s The Beatles were, as I remember it, alone. Every other major artist had seen their catalogs reissued on CD. The Beatles held out until 1987, and with great fanfare released their hallowed albums in digital form. As the years have gone by and mastering technology improved many generations, The Beatles again waited. Today is the day. The newly remastered Beatles have been released along with Beatles Rock Band.

Meanwhile Paul McCartney blames EMI for The Beatles not being available for legal download. Sounds like it will happen soon.

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Gig Guide: Tuesday September 8, 2009

8 09 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

Blk Jks (Black Jacks)

A band we got geeked about at SXSW is getting some love.

Blk Jks are, I’m certain, the only South African band on Bloomington, Indiana’s spunky Secretly Canadian record label. Rolling Stone just gave their latest a nice write up. The men celebrate with a record release show at S.O.B.’s in New York.

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