RIP underground comics legend Harvey Pekar 1939-2010
RIP the fantastic Frank Sidebottom
the Easy Rider has bowed out at 74. Take a load off dude
he's literally quite good! nice rundown of his skills/ways to pay the bills here. didn't see him on the slopes during the recent chimpolympics mind you...
It's official. Guitar hero John Frusciante won't be returning for the Chili Peppers 10th album, and has officially left the band. According to his website, he left 12 months ago while the band took a hiatus.
The Empyreum still ranks as one of my albums of the year. Read the review here.
Saw Bob Dylan at Brixton last night.... and was distinctly disappointed. Especially after shelling out £40 for the honour.
4AD are lining up a series of gigs to celebrate 25 years of very nice covers… and releasing a new 4AD compilation, a "deluxe Cocteau Twins 4 CD box set", and something from the label's founder Ivo Watts-Russell, operating as Hope Blister.
Thursday 17th Nov: TV On The Radio plus special guests - The Scala
Friday 18th Nov: Minotaur Shock & Magnetophone plus special guests - The Luminaire
Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th Nov: The Breeders plus special guests - Blackheath Halls
(also : an exhibition of the artwork of Vaughan Oliver / v23)
Monday 21st Nov: Kristin Hersh performing the songs of Throwing Muses - The Scala
Tuesday 22nd Nov: Kristin Hersh performing songs from Hips And Makers onwards - The Scala
Wednesday 23rd Nov: The Mountain Goats plus special guests - Bush Hall
Thursday 24th Nov: Celebration plus special guests - The Water Rats
Friday 25th Nov: Mojave 3 & Mark Kozelek performing the songs of Red House Painters - Conway Hall
Sunday 27th Nov: Blonde Redhead & Johann Johannsson - The Scala
are they really actually going to film watchmen after all? darren aronofsky's down to direct apparently... can feel the disappointment welling up already - but could it... possibly.... be... good?