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.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.