Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Headlines! Vampire Weekend, more Kanye, Silversun Pickups and more

No random intro from me... I'm not planning on hitting any shows tonight (maybe Kyle Harvey/Brad Hoshaw tomorrow). Planning on saving my energy for Silversun Pickups, Bon Iver, Phoenix and Built to Spill in the next week or so. Lot of shows...

Anyway, headlines!

• This is probably the biggest thing of the day for me: Vampire Weekend announces its new album. What's it called? "Contra."

• Sorry for more about Kanye, but he said he was ashamed on the premier of the Jay Leno Show last night. Then he got down with Jay-Z and Rihanna.

• Sufjan Stevens has a new song up at Spin. I guess it's about the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.

• Jay Farrar (Son Volt and Uncle Tupelo) and Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie) did a record about Jack Kerouac. Now, they're going on tour.

• Sometimes Paste, the music magazine, does more pop culture-y lists. This time, they did the funniest Twitter hashtags.

• The Silversun Pickups have a new video that I like. It's for "Substitution" and it involves good-looking women playing musical chairs. Anybody else going to the Silversun show on Friday night?

• I heard rumblings of this yesterday, but I guess now it's official: Kanye and Lady Gaga are doing a co-headlining tour. I probably wouldn't pay to go. Lady Gaga's opening set for New Kids on the Block was pretty terrible (don't judge... I was there on OWH business) and whatever ludicrous ticket price they settle on probably is too much to pay to see Kanye alone. Also, the closest the tour is getting appears to be Chicago. No thanks.

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