Fire up your bookmarks and RSS readers, dudes, cuz we’ve got two new sites for you to enjoy.
First up is Limited Edition Vinyl, a blog writing exclusively about vinyl releases, especially limited ones.
Second up is the return of Galaxy Reno, the site run by illustrator Clint Reno. Clint’s done a ton of work for us, including our posters, t-shirts, stickers, album artwork, etc etc etc. Here’s one of his most recent posters of the Polyphonic Spree for the House of Blues in Cleveland:
The Decemberists are doing a few shows with a full blown orchestra as a backing band. They performed the other night at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, and a really good live recording of the entire show is available over here. I’m not one to collect live recordings of my favorite bands, but this one is really really good.
Our dear friends Dirty on Purpose are coming back to Columbus on Friday, July 20, at the Wexner Center. This time around they’re opening for The Besnard Lakes, who are making their Columbus debut.
We’ve got one pair of tickets to give away to a lucky donewaiting.com reader. To enter, send a blank e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “DIRTY ON PURPOSE TIXXXXX.” A winner will be randomly selected on Wednesday, July 18.
More information on the show here. Buy tickets there.
Reading about this battle is boring, except when Fake Steve Jobs talks about it:
So you’ve no doubt seen this story or one like it explaining that Universal Music Group won’t renew its iTunes deal. And you’ve seen people saying that the majors are trying to “recalibrate” their relationships with us. Actually what’s happening is they’re crapping in their pants. They woke up one day and realized that we’ve got 80% share of digital downloads. Suddenly all the power in the value chain resides in one player. Oops.