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July 20, 2013

Shorties (The Best Music Blogs That Aren't Pitchfork, Literary Cocktails, and more)

Refinery29 lists the 10 best music blogs that aren't Pitchfork.

The Guardian shares recipes for two literary cocktails, the Green Isaacs Special and Hemingway Daiquiri.

Singer-songwriter Cheyenne Mize plays a Tiny Desk Concert at NPR Music.

Author Callie Wright lists her favorite dysfunctional literary families at Flavorwire.

Stereogum ranks Peter Gabriel albums from worst to best.

The Dallas Morning News interviews author Ben Fountain about his novel Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.

Noisey lists indie rockers' superhero origin stories.

The Chicago Tribune interviews Claire Messud about her novel The Woman Upstairs.

All Things Considered explores China's Lao Qiang folk music, which combines music with puppetry.

Rick Moody interviews Mark Mulcahy about his new album Dear Mark J. Mulcahy, I Love You at Salon.

Jen Liu-Liu talks to Weekend Edition about her new book On the Noodle Road: From Beijing to Rome, with Love and Pasta.

DC9 at Night lists the 18 most entertaining musical performances by politicians.

LitReactor lists horrifying ailments named after literary characters.

Minnesota Public Radio shares video of a Father John Misty performance.

Follow me on Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, Google+, Facebook, 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)

100 Online Sources for Free and Legal Music Downloads
Atomic Books Comics Preview (the week's best new comics & graphic novels)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
daily mp3 downloads
Largehearted Word (the week's best new books)
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week (recommended new books, magazines, and comics)
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
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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