This years Pitchfork Music Festival was already looking pretty good. With Built To Spill and Jesus Lizard opening Friday night, and The National, Grizzly Bear, and The Walkman playing during the weekend... But now The Flaming Lips are closing the third day of the event on Sunday night with a "Write The Night" set list, where all ticket holders for Sunday get to vote on the songs they want to hear... I cannot wait. I've wanted to see these guys for years and could never make it happen, looks like July 19th will be my day!!!
Rock Band has done it! They are bringing the music of The Beatles, not only into your house, but into your hands. That's right, you can pretend that you play guitar just as well as George! Or rock the drums the way Ringo did! All kidding aside, I think it would be a blast. If the songs are right... Nothing solid about the songs, other than it seems like it will span their career. The games will be available on 9/9/09 in various formats. • The Beatles: Rock Band Software - Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3, Wii: $59.99 MSRP • The Beatles: Rock Band Standalone Guitars - Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3, Wii: $99.99 MSRP • The Beatles: Rock Band Limited Edition Premium Bundle: Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3, Wii: $249.99 MSRP
A little bearded birdy told me some great news last night... Castles will be opening for Wavves on April 2 at The Brass Rail. If you missed it yesterday Pitchfork had a glowing review of Wavves new album, appropriately titled, Wavvves.
Mykonos from Grandchildren on Vimeo. I love the album and I love the band. I also love what Sean Pecknold did with this video... The 4 weeks working on the stop-motion music video is well documented in this video...
Last month, NIN frontman Trent Reznor announced that he had been working in the studio with the original Jane's lineup, and that the two groups would be hitting the road together for the first time since their pairing on 1991's inaugural Lollapalooza tour. It looks as if Saturday, May 30 - Noblesville, IN - Verizon Wireless Music Center will be my chance to see the show... As always, you can get tickets through the NIN pre-sale if you register first. And as a bonus... Pre-sale tickets are personalized with the buyers legal name printed on the face of the ticket!
Typically I hate the fact that every band is now using animation for their music videos. Some are cute, most are boring, all put a stop to the need for a Director of Photography. But Death Cab once again broke my heart with this one... They will be at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago April 17th (sold out) and the Breslin Events Center in East Lansing, MI April 18th.