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March 5, 2011

Shorties (The Mountain Goats, Lorrie More, and more)

Crawdaddy! shares a beginner's guide to the music of Mountain Goats.


At the Shortfire Press, Ed Hogan discusses his love for the writing of Lorrie Moore.


At the Huffington Post, Jenny Shank, author of The Ringer, discusses writing a "decent Denver novel."

Reverb interviews singer-songwriter Damien Jurado.


The New York Times examines why writers abandon novels.


The National Post explores the ritzy world of private concerts that feature rock and pop's elite artists.


The Brooklyn Rail interviews cartoonist Emily Flake.


Monkey See offers a primer to recently published books that feature the word "tiger" in their titles.


The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette profiles J. Roddy Walston and the Business.

The Baltimore band didn't set out to be the next hipster indie-rock darlings or another group of post-grunge wannabes. Led by a piano-pounding frontman with a passion for Jerry Lee Lewis, it set out to play rock 'n' roll with a touch of absurdist Southern gothic. Safe to say there aren't a lot of 20-somethings trying to follow in the footsteps of Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard.


Jonathan Evison talks to Morning Edition about his new novel, West of Here.


Spinner interviews singer-songwriter John Vanderslice.


The Chicago Sun-Times interviews Joyce Carol Oates about her new memoir, A Widow's Story.


Drowned in Sound interviews Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess.


The Smart Set reviews four new books about philosophers.


Amazon MP3 has a new selection of 100 digital albums on sale for $5 this month.


The Collagist reviews Roy Kesey about his new novel, Pacazo.


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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