May 10, 2007

News Thread


Here’s a selection of this week’s news, local and not.  

Local Items

Eric of the Lashes fell in a hole. He broke something, had surgery and doesn’t have medical insurance. You know how that goes. Hit up a benefit show tommorow in Redmond to help defray the costs.

Rocky Votolato’s new album details emerge. Member of local group Slender Means will put out his fifth album titled The Brag and Cuss on June 19. Slender Means also has a few more local dates scheduled for the next couple of weeks.

Tegan and Sara announce tour. This Portland sister pair will be supporting their fifth album, coming out July 24, with dates at the Triple Door July 18 and 19.

Vote for your favorite local band. The yearly People’s Picks poll can be voted on through June 3 with winners announced June 18. That list is missing some of the best bands around town right now so make sure you’re heard.


Non Local Items

Presidential Hopeful’s Music Tastes Profiled. Clearly hipster respect isn’t what these candiates are gunning for with these choices, although I do have to give props to Kucinich for Willy Nelson. That is always the right answer in my book.

New Rilo Kiley album to be released this year. An August 20 U.K. release date but no U.S. date yet. That’s only three months away. Snap!

Austin City Limits Festival Lineup Announced. Bob Dylan, Amy Winehouse and Bjork among others.