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November 10, 2005


Brooklyn Fire Proof's Series 4 show features artwork from indie musicians and opens November 18th. Musicians/artists include John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats, Dave Berman of the Silver Jews, and Bill Callahan of Smog.

The Albany Times Union interviews Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy.

Q: Your electric guitar style has gotten progressively more "out" in recent years. What's it like having the king of "out," Nels Cline, in the band?

A: One of the joys of getting to play rock music every night with Nels is his toleration of me as a guitar player. It's very encouraging. I enjoy listening to him play every night, and there's a lot of excitement now about what we can attempt on the next studio album.

Brian Wolff of Drums & Tuba talks to the Santa Cruz Sentinel.

"We don't use technology just for technology's sake,' warned Wolff. "We use it for the sake of the songs. It's harder than it looks. A lot of bands use effects, but they don't say anything with them."

Good Housekeeping's "Book Babes" offer holiday shopping suggestions, and recommend Laila Lalami's Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits.

TV Squad lists the five nerdiest TV characters.

Sufjan Stevens, Howe Gelb, Lee Ranaldo and others will contribute tracks to a John Fahey tribute disc, I Am the Resurrection.

Rate Your Music is keeping a running tally of 2005's top 1000 albums (as rated by their users).

Support craftsmen and buy a handmade holiday gift from Etsy.

Flagpole interviews local Athens band, the Whigs.

FP: I'll be honest, I think the album title is one of the worst I've heard in a long time. I know it's the title of one of the songs, but it just seems overly confrontational and juvenile.

HS: Yeah, totally, both those. That's why we picked it. We like it.

PG: We didn't want a serious album title because, all in all, we are in our [early] twenties.

The Lonely Canuck podcast interviews M.I.A.

Largehearted pal Matt (the Beat) at Beat the Indie Drum has listed many, many more CDs for sale. Give these records a good home.


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