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January 22, 2006

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Abir's Concert Blog has photos and a video from Colin Meloy's show Friday in San Francisco.


The Chicago Sun-Times examines the innovative distribution methods for Steven Soderbergh's new film, Bubble (which includes a soundtrack by Robert Pollard).


The Philadelphia Inquirer reviews the new Cat Power and Jenny Lewis albums.


Ex-Byrds member Roger McGuinn talks to the Bradenton Herald about his ongoing online collection of folk music, Folk Den, and the boxed set produced from the online offerings, The Folk Den Project: 1995-2005.

The singer and multi-instrumentalist has spent the past decade on his current mission. The goal was simple: Preserve the music he loves.

"I wanted everyone to have the opportunity to learn the songs and be able to sing them with their family and friends," McGuinn notes on the boxed set. "So downloads were offered free of charge."


Strange Reaction shares out of print vinyl gems in mp3 form.


The Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star compares Charlie Huston's new novel, Already Dead with ""Buffy the Vampire Slayer" coupled with Bret Easton Ellis' American Psycho: top-rate Hollywood gore littered with socially disruptive potshots."


The Lipstick of Noise is an mp3 blog focusing on poetry/


Wear your iPod nano as a belt buckle.


About.com lists their top ten essential classic rock albums.


The Observer delves into the new generation of British folk music.


The San Francisco Chronicle talks to local band, Film School.

"Not that there's anything wrong with being a local band," puts in drummer Donny Newenhouse. "I don't want to put, say, playing at the Rickshaw Stop in a negative light. I just think that all of us, individually, would prefer just to play music. All the time, if we could."

"The catch-22," says guitarist Nyles Lannon, "is that we want to be able to support ourselves, not just do this for art's sake, but we're not making sell-out pop either. We're in the middle, which is why Beggars Banquet is perfect for us, as a major indie label."


Rilo Kiley's Jenny Lewis takes the San Francisco Chronicle's "pop quiz."

Q: You would think Coldplay fans would take any opportunity to look up and see an actual girl.

A: That's a good joke. You know, I think there were some people there who were open. But when you're staring down 10,000 people, for me at least, I tend to focus on the negative.


You can never have enough great donut movie quotes.


Pushmepullyou Design offers a variety of indie show posters as well as interesting art prints.


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