Friday, January 15, 2010
Headlines: Jay Reatard, Lady Gaga and more.
What's up, kids?
There are some good shows this weekend. Check out Our Fox tonight (Thursday) at Slowdown. Another good show is on Friday: Third Frate at the Barley Street Tavern. Get details in my column, aptly titled Rock Candy.
There hasn't been a ton of news this week, but here's what I got today.
• A whole lot of rock stars are trying to round up people for Haiti relief.
• Lady Gaga collapsed the other night and canceled her concert.
• Jay Reatard died the other day. Funeral arrangements have been made and, rumor has it, they're treating the death as a homicide.
• R& B singer Teddy Pendergrass also died. He was 59.
• If you didn't know, Billy Corgan is dating Jessica Simpson. Now, they're apparently recording together.
• The Savannah Music Festival announced it's lineup. With Wilco and She & Him on the bill, I really want to go.
• M.I.A. apparently has a new song.
• Austin City Limits has a good lineup this time around. Their first hip-hop episode will feature K'Naan and Mos Def. Other artists include the Avett Brothers, Them Crooked Vultures and Steve Earle & Kris Kristofferson.
• Universal Music laid off about 50 employees. I guess they're not doing so hot.
• Unrelated to music: Jimmy Kimmel was on Jay Leno's show last night and really stuck it to him.
Posted by Kevin Coffey at 4:11 PM