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March 11, 2009

Shorties (Ben Kweller, Haruki Murakami, and more)

Buy Ben Kweller's latest album, the 10-track Changing Horses, for $1.99 at Amazon MP3.


How To Japanese makes predictions about Haruki Murakami's next book, titled 1Q84.


Style Weekly interviews singer-songwriter Samantha Crain.


Guitar World lists the 10 worst dressed guitarists.


Drowned in Sound interviews the members of Crystal Stilts.


Daytrotter's Wednesday session features in-studio mp3s from singer-songwriter Ben Weaver.


Kathleen Rooney talks to NPR's Talk of the Nation about her new book, Live Nude Girl.

Read Rooney's Largehearted Boy Book Notes music playlist for the book.


Raleigh Quarterly interviews author Jeff Gordinier.


Carl Newman talks to the Boston Herald about his solo career outside the New Pornographers.

At Philadelphia Weekly, Newman reviews the reviews of his latest solo album, Get Guilty.


The Village Voice offers a tip sheet for 2009's SXSW Music.


The New York Times lists vinyl record stores in Austin.


Newsweek interviews Bob Mould about the current state of "underground music."


The New York Times reports that Audrey Niffenegger (The Time Traveler’s Wife) has sold her second novel to Scribner for $4.8 million.


Minnesota Public Radio's The Current has the Black Keys' Dan Auerbach in the studio for an interview and solo performance.


Today is the last day to enter this week's Largehearted Boy contest and win a copy of the Watchmen graphic novel as well as the Watchmen Motion Comic DVD.


Follow me on Twitter for links that don't make it into the daily "shorties" posts.


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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