You come to this blog expecting new releases every Tuesday and what do I give you? Nothing. So I know, you spent your Tuesday cursing that Ferrucci guy and planning to never read Blog Like An Egyptian again. But, of course, this blog is like crack: You might want to stop using, but, alas, your body will go crazy if you try.
With all this said, let's give you your dose of new releases right now. Look for full reviews of all these in Friday's Weekend. Well, all except Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers' record, which I want to make a featured review, and with Modest Mouse this week, it wasn't going to happen. So, here we go:
Modest Mouse — "We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank"
Joss Stone — "Introducing Joss Stone"
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists — "Living With The Living"
Touch & Go
Jesse Malin — "Glitter in the Gutter"
Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers — "No More Beautiful World"
On to some other news, now. Let's see, well, The Space presents Round 5 of the Battle of the Bands tonight. I'll be there judging. See you at 7 p.m., when a bunch of acts I've never heard of compete for fame and fortune.
Cafe Nine has The Kits performing. I got a disc in the mail and it's pretty damn good, some weird takes on typical garage rock. Little Steven probably drools when he hears this.
Stephen Marley has a CD-release party going down at Toad's Place. What's in a last name? Everything.
Britney Spears has left rehab, for the 19th time. This time she's been cured of all her ills, though. I'm taking action on whether she goes back in this year. Send bets to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don't mess with Keanu! It seems Keanu Reeves, the actor and sometimes musician, decided he had enough, and ran over a photographer. What did say after? "Woah."
You want proof that the apocalypse is near? You won't proof that the majority of Americans — and Canadians — aren't very bright? Read this.
A judge has ordered everyone that's ever been 1 mile or less away from Anna Nicole to take a paternity test.
Did you know that you can show up to any Dunkin' Donuts and get a free iced coffee today? What are you waiting for?
I don't know about you, but a Flaming Lips (above) musical sounds just about amazing. On Broadway! Throw in a script by "West Wing" creator Aaron Sorkin (who should be better known for the amazing "Sports Night") and you've got one hell of an idea. Supposedly, the musical will be written around the Lips' 2002 "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots." I can't wait. But, remember, "Christmas on Mars" has been in the making since I was like 6.
That's enough on this end. See you soon ... or tonight at The Space?