It's a pretty dead week for new music, but there's still many things going on. Here's a rundown of the new CDs, and then some more news.
Lucinda Williams — "West"
Phonograph — "Phonograph"
Elisabeth Ames & the Countrypolitans — "Anytime"
She's Spanish, I'm American — "She's Spanish, I'm American"
So as I mentioned a week or so back, it looks like Ozzfest is definitely free. Read about it here. If this isn't regulated well, there could be problems.
Tickets for Connecticut shows featuring John Legend, Corinne Bailey Rae, Steely Dan, Rod Stewart, Martina McBride, Little Big Town, Norah Jones and Fall Out Boy go on sale this week. Check out Weekend for more details.
Dearestazazel and New Haven's own Love Bomb are at Cafe Nine tonight, a perfect evening for fans of heavy, danceable rock.
The Space's Open Mic Night features Jake Fuller. Get your guitar and get thee to Hamden.
Robbie Williams has entered rehab. This story is on the front page of Yahoo! news. Isn't that weird since, you know, nobody knows who the hell he is in America.
Sarah Silverman will get a second season for her hysterical new show on Comedy Central.
It seems everybody's favorite dad, Bill Cosby, has a talented little doggy. I can't stand watching dog shows, but, you know ....
It looks like Iggy Pop and The Stooges will go on the road later this spring for a few dates. None in Connecticut, as of now, though.
If you're looking to waste some time watching some good TV shows, check out this site.
My future wife (pictured above) is in the studio recording her fifth album. According to an interview with Rolling Stone, it's actually going to be good and not filled with syrupy crap. I'll believe it when I hear it.
According to ESPN — and me — the Red Sox have the best starting rotation in baseball.
Some reunions, like The Police, are heartwarming. Others just make me laugh uncontrollably.
The Arcade Fire has announced a North American tour. The hype for this band's upcoming disc, "Neon Bible," is astounding. It'll be amazing if it can live up to it. I, for one, didn't think the group's debut was all that amazing. Very good? Yes. Great? Nope.
Joe Amarante has an interesting discussion going on at his blog about WAVZ.
"Ghost Rider," which opens Friday, is not being screened to the press. If I were Sony, I wouldn't even have let the trailers appear on television. The movie looks so damn awful.
And, guess what? That's all I've got for today. Check back for updates.