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Saturday, July 16th, 2005

Almost Crimes

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).

Apologies to Donewaiting, but here’s a couple more Sufjan Stevens links – one from The Onion AV Club and one from SF Weekly (Via Largehearted Boy). Hey, just being thorough.

Stream “Soul Meets Body”, the new Death Cab single, at their MySpace page. Plans is out August 20.

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

By : Frank Yang at 8:59 am
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  1. sean says:

    Um, I don’t think that Village Voice article was altogether "genuine", frank…

    enjoy your weekend!

  2. Aaron says:

    If you’d like an MP3 of "Soul Meets Body," I have it on my blog.

  3. kyle says:

    Hey, if you ever want to play poker with us we’d be happy to have you!

  4. jm says:

    re dino jr

    its NOT sold out – so there will be a ton of scalpers trying to get rid of their tickets cheaper than they paid. if you wait till just before 8…then they will be really desperate.

    just remember early show – think they go on around 8…