Finally, a way for me to legitimately write about Comic Con….
Neil Young’s concept album, “Greendale”, is going to be published as a graphic novel by my favorite comic company, DC Vertigo. Newsarama interviews “Greendale” comic writer Josh Dysart about the project. A highlight:
NRAMA: Is Neil Young directly or indirectly involved with this project? Do you have his endorsement?
JD: Absolutely. He is directly involved. I pitched him my take. We got notes back from him. I even met his whole family-his son and daughter, his wife, and of course, the man himself. (Crosby, Stills and Nash were also there, but now I’m just namedropping… heh). He’s a wonderful, wonderful person-when I met him it felt like he’d been in my life forever; which, through his music, I guess he has.
NRAMA: Will there be characters from Young’s album/ film involved in your project?
JD: Yup, characters and situations but there’s a story-telling element in the Greendale art book that didn’t really make it into the film or the album. So, that’s what I’ve focused on for the graphic novel. We’re not just stringing the stories from the album together. It will be very different from the previous incarnations of the material. A little bit traditional Vertigo, a little bit Dysart, a whole lot Greendale.
10/15 COLUMBUS, OH Basement
10/16 CINCINNATI, OH 20th Century
10/17 LOUISVILLE, KY Jim Porters
10/18 INDIANAPOLIS, IN Birdy’s
*10/19 CHICAGO, IL Schubas Early show- Nada Surf only:
10/20 CHICAGO, IL Schubas
10/22 ST. LOUIS, MO Gargoyle Club
10/23 NASHVILLE, TN Exit In
10/24 BIRMINGHAM, AL Bottle Tree
10/26 TAMPA, FL State Theatre
10/27 ST. AUGUSTINE, FL Cafe Eleven
10/29 ATHENS, GA 40 Watt Club
10/30 ASHEVILLE, NC Orange Peel
10/31 CARRBORO, NC Cat’s Cradle
11/01 CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA Satellite Ballroom-UVA
11/02 BALTIMORE, MD 8 x 10
Our dear friends The Sharp Things are making their way to Ohio this weekend to participate in the Lite Brite Test festival at the Southgate House. On Saturday they’ll be joined by West Indian Girl, Aloha, and the lovely Megan Palmer.
They’ll also be stopping by WOXY on Friday for a live session. I’m not sure how they’re going to fit all those musicians in that little room, but I’m sure Shiv and Joe will figure it out.
They’re on the road promoting their great new album, “A Moveable Feast.” I’ve been listening to it on a pretty regular basis for the last two months now, and I’m looking forward to hearing all of the songs live.
Donewaiting.com runs a tiny tiny record label called Sunken Treasure Records. This week we “officially” released our sixth album, “Lovesong Werewolves” by The Evil Queens. It’s a lot more rocking than what we’ve put out in the past, and that’s a good thing.
This time around, we only made 500 copies of the album. Hand silk-screened packaging, numbered, created with love. You can buy a copy of it on the label site or through its other distributor, Relapse Records. Available also at iTunes, eMusic, blah blah blah.
Lots of coverage going on about Pitchfork Festival, but let’s not forget the 80s hair metal revival festival that is Rocklahoma. Chip points out that Bring Back Glam is doing a great job of reporting on that event.
We sadly didn’t make it out to the Pitchfork event this year, but so far it sounds like a great time.. :-(