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February 6, 2009

Shorties (Jessica Lea Mayfield, Los Campesinos!, and more)

The National Post interviews singer-songwriter Jenn Grant.


A.V. Club readers name their ideal imaginary reunion concerts.


MIT's The Tech interviews Gareth Campesino of Los Campesinos!.


The Economics of Digital Music lists 10 songs that "rocked the digital world."


Minnesota Public Radio features a streaming performance by former Jayhawks' Mark Olson and Gary Louris.


LaundroMatinee shares videos and mp3s from Everything Now!'s recent in-studio set.


Daytrotter's Friday session features in-studio mp3s from singer-songwriter Bart Davenport.


The Futurist shares mp3s from Passion Pit's recent in-studio WOXY Lounge Act session.


YALSA has listed its 2009 great graphic novels for teens.


Bookslut's February issue is online, and includes interviews with Jesse Ball and Ben Parzybok, and much more.


The Isthmus interviews Rhett Miller of the Old 97's.

How does your approach to songwriting differ as a solo artist?

The Old 97's come with a certain set of rules I've figured out over the years. The solo stuff has no rules, so I can really do anything: pop, indie, different kinds of stories, you name it.


The Guardian profiles Birmingham, England's Home of Metal project.

Their idea is Home of Metal, a civic project that's a sort of Antiques Roadshow for the denim-and-leather crew. So, instead of pricing up some vintage carriage clocks over tea and soggy biscuits, it's poring over old scrapbooks, dusting down Rob Halford's old biker leathers and collecting old video footage, with the aim of creating a digital archive of metal music, memorabilia and fan stories.


nyctaper has mp3s of Jessica Lea Mayfield's recent Bowery Ballroom performance.


also at Largehearted Boy:

Online "best of 2008" music lists
Online "best of 2008" book lists
daily mp3 downloads
Try It Before You Buy It (mp3s and full album streams from this week's CD releases)
weekly music & DVD release lists

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