Author Archives: Craig Ness

The music blogs are alive with the sound of Broken Social Scene

Check out a (supposedly final) song from their upcoming October release here (as a .zip file). This download (brought to you by Arts and Crafts) will be live for one week.

Jeff Mangum crawls out from manhole cover

During last night’s Olivia Tremor Control show at New York’s Bowery Ballroom, Jeff Mangum joined the group for a couple songs. All kinds of tears and applause broke loose. This event reactivates hope in the heart of every Neutral Milk Hotel fan.

[link via chromewaves]

UPDATE: Video of the event has been posted.

Sigur Ros Flicker page

Sigur Ros is maintaining a site on Flicker to share photos while they’re tour.


London concerts postponed

Many shows have been cancelled or postponed due to this morning’s terrorist bombings (including shows by Queens of the Stone Age, Prodigy, and REM). More info here.

Latest video from “Of Montreal”

Subterranean on MTV2 aired this video last week. I love the graphics.

Is that Bono on the roof again?

Improv Everyone pulled a hefty stunt by faking an impromptu U2 gig on a rooftop across from Madison Square Garden (on the same night of a U2 show there). Of course, this can cause a stir and some consequences from the law. But in the end, everyone had a good time.

See the pics and read the recap here.

Rogue Wave US Tour

Rogue Wave is finishing up a new album (out this fall) and will be doing a US tour during the interim. Sub Pop labelmates, The Helio Sequence, will join them (except Seattle).

6/3/05 Seattle, WA @ Neumos’s
6/4/05 Boise, ID @ Neurolux
6/5/05 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
6/6/05 Boulder, CO @ Fox Theater
6/9/05 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
6/10/05 Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
6/11/05 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
6/12/05 Bloomington, IN @ The Bluebird
6/17/05 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
6/18/05 Philadelphia, PA @ North Star Bar
6/29/05 Phoenix, AZ @ Modified
7/1/05 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
7/2/05 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent

Another source for the latest White Stripes single

A while back, Mr. Duffy posted a place to download the newest single from the White Stripes. The link expired so here’s another place to listen to it.

It’s a little surprising to hear Jack sing like the Scissor Sisters, but somehow I like the way they’re evolving. Their new album is out the first Tuesday in June.

If you’d like to make the song your very own, you can buy it on iTunes (or just visit the page to see Jack White’s new formation of facial hair).

I smell a mash-up

Did you know that “Oops! I did it again” was a Louie Armstrong cover originally recorded in 1932? Check out the story and an MP3 of the original song.

UPDATE: I got fooled on this one. It’s a hoax.

Things get ugly at Ian Brown concert brawl

Former Stone Roses frontman Ian Brown is taken into police custody after an on-stage melee involving him, a fan, a security guard, and his band. More info here.