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June 2, 2011

Shorties (The Rosebuds, John Sayles, and more)

SPIN is streaming the new Rosebuds album, Loud Planes Fly Low (out June 7th).

The Chicago Tribune interviews John Sayles about his new novel, A Moment in the Sun.

The Yorker lists the top 10 fictional bands in film and literature.

Brews and Books shares June's best new books.

Rolling Stone shares an essential Bonnaroo 2011 playlist.

Bookworm interviews Francine Prose about her new novel My New American Life.

San Diego Music examines the history of bands taking their names from famous individuals, especially athletes.

"Utopian punk": the concept of the Utopian in the creative practice of Bjork. (via)

The New York Daily News has writers and editors recommend the best outdoor drinking spots in the city.

Glasvegas visits The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

NPR recommends crime fiction for summer reading.

Fresh Air reviews and excerpts from the book Out Of The Vinyl Deeps: Ellen Willis On Rock Music.

Brian Eno guest DJ's at All Songs Considered.

Some recent literary interviews at the Bat Segundo Show:

Adam Hochschild
Tayari Jones
Daniel Clowes

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 (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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