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August 26, 2010

Shorties (My Morning Jacket, Read Comics in Public Day, and more)

The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette profile My Morning Jacket.

Saturday is Read Comics in Public Day.

MOJO lists rock's best Twitterers.

The Chicago Tribune profiles the Socialists, a Smiths cover band made up of elementary school students.

PopMatters interviews Laura Burhenn of the Mynabirds.

The Montreal Gazette profiles Land of Talk's Elizabeth Powell.

The A.V. Club uses R.E.M. and Guided By Voices as examples in an article about the pleasures of lyrical ambiguity in music.

Rolling Stone lists the top 10 Beatles songs.

Flavorwire lists 10 classic literary stories of urban ennui.

New York magazine interviews Of Montreal frontman Kevin Barnes.

At Nerve, KCRW DJ Gary Calamar lists five albums you should be listening to right now.

Are you a touring musician? Like Taco Bell? Enter the Feed the Beat competition and become one of 500 bands receiving $500 in Taco Bell gift certificates.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviews author Emma Straub.

Win a copy of the Arcade Fire's new album, The Suburbs, as well as the book Our Noise: The Story of Merge Records in this week's LHB contest.

Follow me on Twitter and Stumbleupon for links (updated throughout the day) that don't make the daily "Shorties" columns.

also at Largehearted Boy:

previous Shorties posts (daily links from the worlds of music, literature, and pop culture)

Atomic Books Comics Preview (highlights of the week's comics & graphic novel releases)
daily mp3 downloads
Largehearted Word (highlights of the week's book releases)
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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