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August 12, 2004

Shorties

An Honest Tune reviews two nights of "The Rock Show" that Drive-By Truckers put on in Richmond.

Patterson Hood and Will Johnson of Centro-matic hit Workplay in Birmingham tonight, with an expected appearance of the Stroker Ace himself, Mike Cooley. Johnson is selling a tour-only cd containing four-track solo acoustic versions of early Centro-matic tunes.

John Sakamoto gives a shoutout to the Drive-By Truckers (and particularly to Jason Isbell's "Danko/Manuel,") in his weekly Anti-Hit List.

The Red and the Black talks to New West's director of publicity about the new Drive-By Truckers album, The Dirty South.

Four straight DBT-related posts, can you tell I'm excited about the new album release on the 24th and the upcoming tour?

Indy's Luna Records has copies of Tobin Sprout's 2004 Toronto show at the Horseshoe available as a two cd release, 29 songs from an underrated pop master.

The Guardian discusses Groovelily's leveraging of the internet for public relations purposes.

Allison Moorer talks to the Asheville Mountain Xpress. ""If you think about my sound in terms of how it's evolved, it's looser now. It's not so enamored with being country."

Nancy Sinatra's next album (due in September) will feature Morrissey, Jarvis Cocker, Jim O'Rourke, Jon Spencer, Thurston Moore and Calexico.

USA Today examines the books commemorating the 150th anniversary of the publication of Henry David Thoreau's Walden.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reviews the new Faces box set, Five Guys Walk Into a Bar....

Carl Newman talks to Atlanta's Creative Loafing. "I think I've always had this total love for the pop song that goes back to when I was a little kid. And I think it's always stayed with me, but through the years, there's always been these really cool bands that are not necessarily pop but I totally loved them -- like the Throwing Muses or the Thinking Fellers Union -- there's tons of 'em that had an influence on me along the way. So I'm always writing pop songs, but there's always these ideas where to go with the pop song, little messed up things to do."

The Austin Chronicle reviews a book that I just added to my wishlist, Where You're At: Notes From the Frontline of a Hip-Hop Planet.

The Houston Press compares US presidential candidates choices of campaign music and offers alternate suggestions.

The Independent fields questions from its readers for Dizzee Rascal.

The Hatfield Valley Advocate reviews Salon columnist Cintra Wilson's debut novel, Colors Insulting To Nature, comparing her to both John Waters and David Sedaris.

"Time to stop laughing: Phoenix prove French can rock," says the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

USA Today lists new and upcoming books about and by popular musicians.


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