Bradford Cox Plays "My Sharona" For an Hour. WTF?

Despite the headline, the real big news is that Grandaddy are gettin back together for some shows.  Hopefully they'll have a full US tour.  Check out the rest of the links below...


Smattering of News That's All Over the Place.

The news was a little light last week as I spent a bunch of time in the hostpital with my wife as she was recovering from giving birth to our son.  YAY!  I'm a father!


But Wait, There's More: JAMC, National, YLT, Beady Eye, Suede, Godspeed, Sebadoh, Smiths, Radiohead, and TONS more

So I've been pretty much absent for the last couple of months as the holidays and work has kept me pretty busy.  But my google reader kept piling up and I've finally managed to plow through everything and bring you the best stuff.  Some of this is old stuff so if you're a blog addict then this will all be pretty boring and you'll probably say, "*sigh*, old news!"  For everyone else:  This is what's going on!


Post-Thanksgiving: Primal Scream, The National, Z-Trip, Atlas Sound Arcade Fire covers Smiths, and more

Lots of good stuff from the holiday weekend.  Mainly the videos from the Primal Scream Screamadelica shows.  Seeing them doing Loaded was pretty fuckin' awesome and it's something that I've never seen.  The chances of a show like that coming to the US is pretty rare but damn.  They should get together with Suede and knock it out.


Back from Vacation, Tons of News

So let's try something new.  I've been on vacation for over a week and have gathered up a ton of links to interesting stories.  Instead of writing a bunch of little stories for each thing, I'm just going to lump them all in this one post.  This should get me all caught up and ready for the rest of the week.


The Supergroup "Freebass", drop Andy Rourke. Release CD Next Week

We've only barely mentioned Freebass in the past, it was during Excellent Online's crappy "digg-wannabe-days" (sorry everyone, I now love reddit).  Anyway, Freebass is a supergroup that features Peter Hook (New Order), Mani (Stone Roses, Primal Scream), and Andy Rourke (Smiths).  It was a triple-bass supergroup.  Yes, they now have a drummer and a singer too.  Earlier this year they released their first EP, Two Worlds Collide, and their album, It's A Beautiful Life, in digital form only.  Next week they're going to release the CD version of their EP and with that release, Andy Rourke is departing from the band.  According tho their official site, "Andy Rourke was initially involved in the conception of the group and contributed to the EP and a few tracks on the LP , He is now living in NYC and will not be joining the band for live dates."

Morrissey: "Rourke Was Not Sacked By Postcard"

The Smiths' singer rebuffs claims by bass player Andy Rourke that he was sacked by a handwritten postcard from the frontman.

Johnny Marr: "We've Been Offered $50 Million To Reform The Smiths"

But the guitarist tells Xfm that "It's not about the money"... - Source

Johnny Marr reveals secret of Smiths' success - video

Johnny Marr, former guitarist with The Smiths, has revealed why he thinks the Manchester legends were so successful. - Source