Friday, October 21st, 2005
You've Got A Glow
Blogotheque talks to Will Scheff and Travis Nelsen of Okkervil River while San Diego CityBeat has a more general profile of the band. Also worth pointing out is ORNAG, or the “Okkervil River Navigational Auxilliary Guild”. Yeah. Basically a fansite, but with lots of exclusive downloadable goodies, both aural and visual. And if you’re unsure about the Okkervil, Home In Your Radio makes its blogging debut with a nice roundup of the merits of the band with supplementary audio evidence. This MSNBC piece from back in June also makes a compelling case. Okkervil River began their North American tour in Texas yesterday, and will wind their way up to Toronto on November 7. I expect this to be a concert highlight of the year. For God’s sake, be there.
Another Texan outfit hitting the road this Fall is Spoon, working Gimme Fiction for the second time. Ukula talked to Britt Daniel their last time through Toronto back in June. They return to the Phoenix on November 1.
And speaking of Austin, I did some pricing of flights and hotels to SxSW for next year… apparently my insistence on going for the full four days of the music festival and staying in a hotel closer to downtown are going to price this thing right out of my budget – All said and done, the week could end up costing me over $2K Canadian. I love the rock and I loved SxSW last year, but that’s just too much goddamn money.
The AV Club compiles a list of the most underrated films of the last 10 years. I am totally with them on Josie & The Pussycats. No, I’m serious – it was great. Even with Tara Reid.
np – The American Analog Set / Set Free