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June 12, 2011

Shorties (Dawes, Alan Hollinghurst, and more)

The DePaulia profiles Dawes.

Championed as the next band with the "Laurel Canyon Sound" famously attributed to bands like Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, The Byrds, and The Eagles, it has proven tough for the band to break out of the mold set for them. But the group proved to be more of a lively occasion that the first record "North Hills" would lead the listener to believe.

Alan Hollinghurst talks to the Observer about his forthcoming novel, The Stranger's Child.

Today's additions to the 2011 Bonnaroo downloads page: mp3s of My Morning Jacket's set as well as lossless bittorrent downloads of shows by the Arcade Fire and Futurebirds.

The Calgary Herald profiles author David Albahari.

"I write all the time," he says. "I have lots of time and I feel bad if I don't write. Since we don't know the amount of time granted to us, I want to use every moment. Each year I publish at least one book in Serbia. They cannot publish as fast as I can write. So (the publishers) make their choices. But my books do not get published at the same time in different places. So, sometimes when I travel in Europe and give readings, it's a strange feelings. Today I'll talk about Leeches, and tomorrow I'll talk about another book. And the day after tomorrow, I'll talk about one that was written after Leeches. I feel like a time traveller."

The New York Post interviews AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson about his new memoir, Rockers and Rollers.

The Boston Globe reviews David S. Reynolds' new book Mightier Than the Sword: Uncle Tom’s Cabin and the Battle for America.

Sentimentalist interviews singer-songwriter Anne Frier, who performs as I Am Harlequin.

The Irish Independent profiles author Josephine Hart, who passed away June 2nd.

On sale for $3.99 at Amazon MP3: The Go-Go's Beauty And The Beat (30th Anniversary Edition).

Frank Delaney talks to Weekend Edition about his Ulysses podcast, Re: Joyce.

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also at Largehearted Boy:

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

Atomic Books Comics Preview (highlights of the week's new comics & graphic novels)
daily mp3 downloads
Largehearted Word (highlights of the week's new books)
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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