My first post-Coachella update. Looking back it was a pretty damn good festival, probably one of the best ones as far as how well it was organized. The best year for music is too hard to determine. It might be my last one as I'm just tired of the allergies and now with the two weekends of Coachella and all the local shows, it's not worth the hassle. In anycase, here are this week's updates. Enjoy!
I skipped last week since it was a slow news week. Not actually slow since all the music blogs had tons of crap they were reporting. Just nothing new or interesting to me. (In a bad mood, sry)
Dump #3: Shaun Ryder, Sonic Youth, National, MBV in 8-bit, DJ Shadow, Tool, and a Dave Navarro Reality TV Show!
Let's see how much of this stuff I can put together. I'm trying to keep on top of my links by using twitter (which automatically goes to facebook) so if you wanna get this info faster please follow us there (some of the stuff below is probably duplicated on twitter and facebook as well)
Apparently I'm still not back on track but managed to go through my leads and pick out some interesting stories. So if you've been AWOL like me for the last couple of weeks then this should help you get caught up, read on!
Last week the Charlatans were on tour in the US and at their Philadelphia stop, Jon Brookes collapsed on stage. A doctor in the audience actually came up and resuscitated Brookes and then he was rushed to the hospital.
He returned home and has to undergo treatment for a brain tumor. The band has released a statement confirming his condition and also announcing that they will continue the tour with a short-term replacement.
UPDATE: NME has also followed up on this story with the news that the Charlatans have announced that the Verve drummer, Pete Salisbury, will be joining them on several UK shows as a temporary replacement.
I know I've beaten up the Charlatans in some of my past reviews, but I am excited to hear that they are playing their debut album, 'Some Friendly, in full at the Roundhouse in London. The show takes place on May 31 and will celebrate twenty years since the album came out. I would really like to see them do the same for 'Between 10th and 11th' which was my favorite Charlatans album.
Cult novelist Irvine Welsh, The Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess, and legendary punk poet John Cooper Clarke have all been confirmed in the final line-up for this weekend's (June 21/22) 'Reification' the Tony Wilson Experience' event in Manchester. - Source
Ultimately there's little here that the band haven't done before. - Source
Watch the Q&A with Tim Burgess below. - Source
Enjoy this weekend's take on 'The Misbegotten' below. Watch the official video here. - Source