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June 18, 2009

Shorties (2009 Bonnaroo Downloads Update, Sharon Jones, and more)

Updates to the 2009 Bonnaroo music festival live show downloads page include mp3s of the Animal Collective, Andrew Bird, Nine Inch Nails, Bruce Springsteen, Dirty Projectors, Drive-By Truckers, Gomez, The Mars Volta, of Montreal, Bon Iver, Public Enemy, Phoenix, David Byrne and Portugal. The Man shows.

Eye Weekly profiles Sharon Jones.

“What Aretha and Smokey Robinson and James Brown were back in the ’60s, that’s me in the 2000s,” she crows down the line from her home base in New York. Jones has no qualms about labelling herself a living legend. “I look at Amy [Winehouse], look at Mark [Ronson]: when they wanted to make their record, they ran to the Dap-Kings. They came to our studio to record, and they came to us to get that sound. These young kids, these major labels, they can call it a revival or whatever, but we’ve been doing this for years.

Decider Denver interviews former Swervedriver frontman Adam Franklin.

Pulse Niagara profiles 20 of the bands playing this week's NXNE music festival.

Reuters' Left Field blog uses legendary author John Updike as a metaphor for soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo's legacy at Manchester United.

Seattlest interviews Ali Sethi, author of the novel The Wish Maker.

Carnival Saloon is sharing a series of Tom Waits covers.

Minnesota Reads interviews comics artist and musician Zak Sally.

Washington City Paper's Black Plastic Bag interviews Wilco's John Stirratt.

At Omnivoracious, author China Mieville lists five future literary movements to watch out for.

Stuck in the '80's lists the best and worst fake bands of the 1980's.

The 2009 Lollapalooza schedule has been set.

Win David Wellington's 4 vampire novels in this week's Largehearted Boy contest.

Follow me on Twitter for links that don't make the daily "Shorties" columns.

also at Largehearted Boy:

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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