Saturday, July 16th, 2005
Or maybe not so almost. A couple of unidentified members of Broken Social Scene (or their entourage) spent their Central Park Summerstage show in New York City on Thursday in a jail for trying to buy some pot in Washington Square Park (as well as assaulting an officer?!?). Further info at BrooklynVegan and Central Village, and The Village Voice talks to the guy who got arrested alongside the BSSers for dealing the dope (note: may be satire!). The I Love Music peanut gallery provides commentary and scorn, as well as some more info on the identities of ther perps. Pop (All Love) is tracking the scandal. Man, what a tough week for the Scene – first accosted by giant red giraffes, and then by the NYPD.
Meanwhile, in non-felony related band news, MTV News talks to Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning about the typically dramatic making of Windsurfing Nation, out October 4. And Westender has a piece on Feist (via For The Records).
Billboard reports that Billy Bragg has pushed back the release of his remastered early albums and the corresponding box set till next year, citing lack of time to give them the attention they deserve. He has, however, promised a North American tour to support including next year’s SxSW. Like I needed another reason to go next year… And also, Billboard has news of an Elliott Smith tribute album in the works featuring The Decemberists, among others. Nice.
TV On The Radio will be opening for Franz Ferdinand on October 18 at the Ricoh Coliseum, and presumably their other North American tour dates. Tickets for the show will run $36 to $42 and are on sale August 20. Also, Embrace have cancelled all dates on their North American tour, including the July 26 show at Lee’s Palace. Via Torr.
Last night was part one of my brother’s bachelor party, and was mainly a big Texas Hold’Em tournament, something I’ve never played before. Naturally, I was the first one eliminated – if only I’d actually read the helpful links in all that comment spam I was getting a while back. Alas. Anyway, I am going out of town for the rest of today and won’t be back until sometime tomorrow. An update will happen, but it will likely be much later in the day than usual. FYI.
np – Spoon / Kill The Moonlight