Monday, April 12, 2010

Headlines! Maha, Roger Waters, Alex Chilton and more

How was everyone's weekend? I have a birthday coming up, so most of it was spent doing birthday-related activities therefore missing pretty much all shows going on.

In fact, I'm going to be missing a lot of shows in the coming weeks because of some planned vacation. As always, if you hit up a show, send me an e-mail and let me know how it was. I'd love to hear it over the next couple of weeks because I won't be around.

Anyway, onto the important stuff...

Maha Music Festival already announced Spoon as its headliner. The fest is adding a few more to the lineup tonight at midnight. I'll have a story up over at at about that time.

• Speaking of Maha, they're looking for local bands to play the show. Interested parties should e-mail

• And speaking of show announcements, Roger Waters is coming to town and he'll be performing "The Wall" in its entirety. This is going to be epic. I remember in high school when my friends and I went on a Pink Floyd kick (doesn't everybody?) and we were blown away by "The Wall" concert footage.

• Next Saturday is Record Store Day and there are loads of exclusive releases coming out over the weekend. Here's what you need to know.

Jake Bellows (of Neva Dinova) is continuing with his song-a-month project over at his site. Pick up"If You Can Wait" for only $1.29.

• It's coming out now that Alex Chilton, who died a few weeks ago of a heart attack, didn't have any health insurance.

• He doesn't sign autographs anymore and Ringo says it's because of eBay.

• There are two John Prine-related releases coming out in June. One is a live collection and the other is Prine songs done by other artists, including My Morning Jacket, Conor Oberst & the Mystic Valley Band and others.

Today In Rock History: Jan Berry (of Jan & Dean) drives his Corvette into a parked truck in Beverly Hills. It was a few miles from Dead Man's Curve and the accident happened two years after Jan & Dean's song of the same name became a hit.

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