We’re getting closer and closer to the highly anticipated June 10th release of My Morning Jacket’s new album, and if I were any more excited I’d be humping Jim James’ leg. This weekend we learned that the follow-up to 2005′s Z will be titled Evil Urges. In other MMJ news, Current TV will air All Eyes on My Morning Jacket tomorrow at 10PM — it features footage of the band’s performance at Lollapalooza where they were accompanied by the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra.
Let’s start the week off with enough linkage to keep you busy this morning:
Finally, I was surprised that Crowded House’s Time On Earth was nowhere to be found on most critic’s Best Of 2007 lists. Time On Earth contains 14 infectious gems brilliantly crafted by Neil Finn. Dw. Dunphy tries to figure out why Crowded House can’t match the success they’ve achieved in Europe and Australia here in the States. I’ve been kissing this album’s ring since July, so don’t blame me.
With The Pixies’ reunion fading into memory, the time’s finally come for Kelley and Kim Deal to get The Breeders back together. The Deal sisters have teamed up with producer Steve Albini to record Mountain Battles, an album that was put on hold in 2002 when Kim entered rehab. Mountain Battles hits stores on April 8th, and for Fuse’s sake we hope they don’t use any bong references on this album.
Let’s see what else is goin’ on ’round the world wide web this week:
Finally, be sure to watch on Friday night when Page McConnell names his favorite songs for ABC’s Nightline. He’s totally gonna pick Jennifer Dances.
Our friend over at Hits from the Blog will review Farm Aid for us tomorrow, but today he’s just alerted us to this piece of satirical brilliance from The Onion.
We’re pleased to report that the news of Deer Creek’s demise has been greatly exaggerated. Live Nation has decided to keep the venue after nine unfruitful months on the open market without any worthy offers. Hopefully my kids, my kid’s kids, and all our illegitimate kids will be buying veggie burritos and the phattiest of phatty garlic grilled cheeses in that lot for decades to come.
That’s all we got. If we missed any worthy stories, leave us a comment below…
, Hors d'Oeuvres
, Pink Floyd
, Spinal Tap
, The Police
Earlier today we wrapped up our not-so-live Live Earth coverage with a round-up of links and videos from around the world wide netweb. But plenty of non-Gore shit went down this weekend, so check out this other linkage as well…
And as usual on Monday mornings, read on after the jump for a full listing of setlists from the weekend — today’s batch includes Arcade Fire, Band of Horses, Brian Wilson, Foo Fighters, Genesis, Gov’t Mule, Prince, Rush and many, many more…
We hope you are enjoying the day we told England to fuck themselves as much as we are. On the off chance you are stuck at a desk, we’ve got your back with some linkage to get you through the day:
We’ll have one more Independence-related post following this one and then we’re checking out for the day. We’ll see ya tomorrow, folks…
No news is good news, they say. Only, when you’re trying to put together a link dump to start the week, it’s better to have some real, actual news. It seems our corner of the live music world rested this weekend, likely so the Hidden Track Birthday Boys could enjoy themselves without worry. (Ir)Regardless, the Internets have presented some interesting links for us, so let’s get our scroll on, baby…
And as usual on Monday mornings, read on after the jump for a full list of the weekend’s setlists, including but not limited to the Lucious Bobby Dylan, Wilco, an Asia reunion, Bad Religion, Ween, Tortoise and a buncha hippie bands…
, John Lennon
, My Morning Jacket
, Pearl Jam
, Sharon Jones
, The Who
Lollapalooza kicks off on Friday, August 4th at Grant Park in Chicago, and the schedule for this year’s festival has just been released. Pearl Jam, My Morning Jacket and Patti Smith are among the headliners of the three-day event that features more than 130 bands. Both three-day and single-day tickets are still available for the Lollapalooza festival, which celebrates three stationary years following eight years of traveling madness.
It wouldn’t be Wednesday without a healthy dose of news from the webster:
If you are around NYC tonight we hope to see you at the Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings/Booker T. and the MGs free concert at Rockefeller Park.
The speed with which tapers have been uploading shows online is mind-boggling. Last night’s Phil & Friends set from Mountain Jam ended less than 10 hours ago, and already it’s available from etree for your downloading pleasure (thanks to taper extraordinaire Rob Clarke). For all your other Mountain Jam news, check out our weekend post and head on over to the official Mountain Jam Blog.
Now let’s check out some other hot links from around the world wide web:
And as usual on Monday mornings, whether dastardly rain-soaked or otherwise, read on after the jump for a selection of setlists from the weekend — this week, predictably, is Mountain Jam heavy, but we’ve also got some sets from Bright Eyes, Page McConnell, The Police, Van Morrison and many more…
We know it’s Memorial Day, and most of you are sipping margaritas by the pool. But there’s still plenty of news to report from this weekend, and we live to serve and aim to please. Plus, we really wanted to debut our amazing new logo designed by the one and only Felonious Monk. Monk for President.
We’re also excited to announce this is The Police Week on Hidden Track. Every day this week we’ll have a new post about Sting, Andy, and Stewart, the trio that kicked off its reunion tour last night in Vancouver. Of course, we’ll still be covering the rest of the music world in graphic detail, never neglecting our regular duties.
Before you get back to your barbecue check out these links and setlists:
And remember to read on after the jump for as many weekend setlists as we could find, including the Beastie Boys, Bright Eyes, the Disco Biscuits, Kings of Leon, moe., Smashing Pumpkins, Steely Dan, The Who and Umphrey’s McGee…
, Grateful Dead
, Leftover Salmon
, Richard Thompson
, Smashing Pumpkins
, The Police
, Van Halen
Want free tickets and press access to any show you want this summer? Do you like to write about and take pictures at concerts? If you answered yes to those questions, check out Billboard’s Mobile Beat contest.
Billboard is teaming up with LG to offer the winners press passes to any concert they want and a heady camera phone. In exchange they promise to post their photos and a brief review of each performance they attend. Two winners will be picked from every major metropolitan area. Simply create a photo montage of your own photos and write a 100-word essay on why you want to be a Billboard blogger. Check out the Mobile Beat web site for more information or to enter the contest.
We hope someone from our audience wins — we don’t want bunch of emo kids filing dour rants on why Dashboard Confessional has sold out.
We got plenty of links this week, so let’s get down to business:
As always, please let us know if we missed anything below….
We haven’t seen this announced officially anywhere on the world wide web yet, but a reliable source tells us that Farm Aid 2007 is coming to Randall’s Island in New York. That’s right, because nothing says “Let’s save America’s family farms” more than an island off the side of fucking Manhattan in a sewage-infested river.
And as a post-script, moe. is finally releasing the next installment of their Warts and All live CD series. Warts and All Volume 5 will feature the band’s 2/22/2005 concert at the Val Air Ballroom in Des Moines. The band didn’t stop playing at any point during the second set of that show, choosing to weave in and out of Spine of a Dog. Presales start today at moe.org and will be available in stores on June 12th.
As expected, the Coachella Festival quickly became the most blogged festival of the season. Rolling Stone had correspondents Brian Hiatt and Rob Sheffield reporting from the field, as well as Ed Droste of Grizzly Bear checking in sporadically. Spinner had full coverage with a team of bloggers onsite. More locally, the OC Register and San Jose’s Mercury News provided constant updates. With all those people on site and the free AT&T webcast, I almost felt like I was there.
But what else is goin’ down? Let’s check in with some non-Coachella news today:
And remember to read on for some of this weekend’s setlists from Bjork, Roger Waters, The Slip, WSP, Gov’t Mule, Disco Biscuits, Yo La Tengo and more…
, Bruce Springsteen
, Grateful Dead
, Guns N Roses
, Heaven and Hell
, Michael McDonald
, Rolling Stones
, White Stripes
I learned it from snorting you! Turns out, Keith Richards’ longtime manager claims the skeletal rocker was totally kidding when he said “I snorted my father. He was cremated and I couldn’t resist grinding him up with a little bit of blow.” Joke or not, the whole incident begs the question: Which dead person would you most like to cremate and snort? We’ll take Margaux Hemingway. Not sure why.
Anyone catch this weekend’s bitchin’ Austin City Limits with Michael McDonald and Joss Stone (I’m told it’s pronounced ‘yoss’, like ‘yogging’)? There’s one more replay later this week, so set your TiVos. Serious Sweet Freedom action.
, Arcade Fire
, Grateful Dead
, Hors d'Oeuvres
, Stephen Malkmus
Three schoolteachers from Manhattan’s Urban Assembly Media high school were busted for smoking pot outside the Beacon Theater before the Allman Brothers show on Friday night. The trio lucked out and received only desk appearance tickets, but things descended quickly for the shapers of young minds when the New York Post picked up the story and ran the names and photos of the three teachers. New York’s number-two tabloid unsurprisingly had a field day with the story, using every trite pot pun in their comprehensive manual of shlock.
If you’ve ever been out on the crowded street in front of the Beacon, you’d realize lighting up out front is one of the dumbest things you can possibly do. While the inside of the venue is a lawless environment, the outside of the venue is police domain. The three teachers have already been re-assigned, pending what should be an interesting department hearing. Whose got their miracle?
I caught Railroad Earth this weekend and was rewarded with an incredible performance — a review follows shortly. What kept y’all busy this weekend?