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.

Losing Today and Paste both interview the reunited Posies and Seattle Weekly plays jukebox with Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow (via LHB).

The Marquee and The Baltimore Sun both profile Son Volt.

Look for a new Drive-By Truckers album in the Spring, sez Billboard.

Jenny Lewis of Rilo Kiley tells MTV that she’s going to celebrate her 30th birthday by releasing her first solo album Rabbit Fur Coat on January 24.

Portastatic confess to The Houston Chronicle that they love the Manchego. Hey, who doesn’t? Via LHB.

Thanks to Katie for pointing out this Arts & Crafts piece which appeared in last weekend’s The Toronto Star (Bugmenot). This totally should have gone in Wednesday’s post. Alas.

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

By : Frank Yang at 8:57 am
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  1. Vicky says:

    It still boggles my mind that that Josie was a commercial flop. It was one of those movies that gets away with making fun of its target audience. Josie was so accessible and chockful of baby irony. It should have been the Mean Girls of its day.

  2. noyan says:

    That movie is golden.

  3. Twilght Kid says:

    Arts ‘N" Crafts is the best label

    on the planet right now bar none!

  4. Justin says:

    i remember seeing josie in the movie theatre, it was really wild, that’s for one thing.

  5. susan says:

    For what it’s worth, I live in Austin and have an air mattress…

  6. angryrobot says:

    If you’d consider crashing at my place for SXSW, go ahead and contact me. You’d be about 15-20 minutes from downtown, so you might need a car, but…

  7. David says: