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March 13, 2012

Shorties (Must-See SXSW Bands, Madeline's Literary Mixtape, and more)

Paste lists 20 must-see bands at SXSW 2012.

Flavorwire shares a literary mixtape for Madeline.

Hypebot shares 10 top tips for contacting music websites.

The Guardian reports that Jack Kerouac's play Beat Generation will debut at the Jack Kerouac Literary festival this year.

The March issue of Bookslut is online.

The unofficial Bittorrent download for SXSW 2012 contains 1,219 songs previewed on the official SXSW website.

The Browser interviews author Adam Gopnik, who also lists his five favorite essay collections.

Paste interviews Phil Moore of Bowerbirds about the band's new album, The Clearing.

The Millions explores the modern slacker novel.

The Globe and Mail examines the royalty structure for streaming music in Canada.

A gallery of illustrated editions of J.R.R. Tolkein's The Hobbit.

Page Views shares a list of words coined from author names. lists the top 10 science fiction characters. (via)

Guardian readers recommend songs about books.

Stephanie Deutsch talks to All Things Considered about her book You Need a Schoolhouse: Booker T. Washington, Julius Rosenwald, and the Building of Schools for the Segregated South.

Real Estate plays a Tiny Desk Concert at NPR Music.

Morning Edition interviews Jodi Picoult about her new novel Lone Wolf.

"I think I have sort of gravitated toward issues that I don't know the answers to," Picoult explains, "because that's what's more interesting for me to write. The act of writing ... is the act of trying to understand why my opinion is what it is. And ultimately, I think that's the same experience the reader has when they pick up one of my books."

Win Geoff Dyer's new book Zona, a DVD of Andrei Tarkovsky's film Stalker and a $100 Threadless gift certificate in this week's Largehearted Boy contest.

Amazon MP3 has 100 digital albums on sale for $5.

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

also at Largehearted Boy:

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

List of Online "Best Books of 2011" Lists
List of Online Year-End 2011 Music Lists

100 Online Sources for Free and Legal Music Downloads
Atomic Books Comics Preview (the week's best new comics & graphic novels)
daily mp3 downloads
Largehearted Word (the week's best 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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