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April 20, 2009

Shorties (Coachella, J.G. Ballard, and more)

The Desert Sun recaps Coachella 2009.

Decider Denver interviews Yuki Chikudate of Asobi Seksu.

RIP, author J.G. Ballard

NPR's All Things Considered lists the least-known novels to win the Pulitzer Prize.

Five Chapters is serializing a new short story by Patrick Somerville.

The New Yorker features new short fiction by Guillermo Martínez.

The Dallas Morning News profiles one-man band The Secret Handshake.

Dallas' Luis Duboc, better known to local indie-music fans as The Secret Handshake, creates his insanely catchy brand of pop music in a spare bedroom of his apartment. He has all he needs – a Mac computer, keyboards, a Moog synthesizer, an upright piano, an electric guitar, two small speakers and a microphone.

On sale at Amazon MP3: Bob Marley's 7-track Live at the Lyceum album for only $1.99.

USA Today interviews the members of Depeche Mode.

Drowned in Sound kicks off "Shoegaze Week."

Free Comic Book Day is May 1st. lists websites to download free and legal music.

Southern Shelter shares mp3s of a HEAP show filled with P-Funk covers.

This week's Largehearted Boy contest gives away two Wilco DVDs: the new Ashes of American Flags & I Am Trying to Break Your Heart.

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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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