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June 23, 2007


The 2007 Bonnaroo download page has been updated.

New download links include:

mp3 downloads of the Feist, Tortoise, String Cheese Incident, Tool, Tea Leaf Green, and the Police performances.

Lossless bittorrent download of the Brazilian Girls performance.

and much more...

The Santa Cruz Sentinel profiles the father of manga, Osama Tezuka.

The Boston Globe examines musicians' increasingly green ways.

For its first amphitheater tour, The Fray is carbon offsetting by purchasing renewable energy credits to compensate for the power the band uses in concerts and the bus fuel it burns. The band is selling T-shirts made from organic cotton. Even the bags those T-shirts come in are good for the earth. "There's this company called Bio-Bag that makes a completely biodegradable corn plastic bag for all of our stuff," said guitarist Dave Welsh. Going green has become very rock 'n' roll.

The New York Times reviews and excerpts the first chapter of Richmond Fontaine lead singer Willy Vlautin's novel, The Motel Life.

KEXP is streaming a live performance by Blitzen Trapper this afternoon at 3 pacific.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune lists "10 TV moments that shook, rattled and rolled us."

Billboard examines the positive aspects of licensing music to television commercials for developing bands.

One of my favorite critics (be it books or music), Douglas Wolk, talks to the Minneapolis Star Tribune about his new book, Reading Comics: How Graphic Novels Work and What They Mean.

"It really couldn't have been written until recently," he said by phone from his home in Portland, Ore. "There just wasn't the volume of worthwhile, really interesting comics until a few years ago."

Slate excerpts fro the book.

The Telegraph reviews Michael Chabon's latest novel, The Yiddish Policemen's Union.

If Kavalier and Clay was a meditation on Jewish mythology and history, then The Yiddish Policemen's Union is an absorbing meditation on Jewish faith and the future of its people. It is also an outstandingly good read.

Mashable lists 12 of the best music social networking services.

Artist Alison Bechdel talks to Philadelphia Gay News about her remarkable graphic memoir, Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic.

“It was a story I wanted to tell since right after it happened to me when I was 19,” she said. “It’s the story of my dad’s death. And by the time I was 20 I knew it was remarkable. But it took me 20 years to do it. It was bound up with family secrets and was an emotionally difficult story to tell. In those years, I became a cartoonist and it was obvious that this wouldn’t be a regular book.”

Drowned in Sound interviews Tokyo Police Club keyboardist Graham Wright.

NPR is streaming last night's Washington performance by Richard Thompson.

see also:

this week's CD releases


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