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November 23, 2005

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Vote in the Plug Independent Music Awards (and if you vote for Largehearted Boy in the "music website of the year," thanks).


The Independent performs case studies on bands who broke through when their music appeared in commercials.


Elvis Costello is planning a worldwide symphonyt tour with Steve Nieve, and his next album, a collaboration with Allen Toussaint, will be produced by Joe Henry.


Seattle Weekly interviews the High Dials.

I've spoken to musicians like Feist who received Canadian government arts grants. Are you benefiting from those programs as well?

Feist is a good example because she's so successful right now. They want to make a profit off the money they invest in the musicians; it's not just charity. There's mixed feelings about it in Canada; the whole program gets a lot of criticism. But we've definitely benefited—we were able to do a video last year and got approved for one this year, and got funding for a show in the U.K. recently.


The Village Voice lists the best (and worst) cookbooks to give as holiday presents.


Singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens will make his Lincoln Center debut on January 14th.


Stylus reconsiders the Beta Band's self-titled album.


Philadelphia Weekly calls the Future Tips, "the city's power-pop princes."


Tegan and Sara have shot an ad for PETA denouncing the wearing of fur.


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