Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Put On Those Headlights

If you're looking for something to do tonight, might I suggest heading over to The Space and checking out the very good Headlights (that's them grilling)? The band's recent release, "Some Racing, Some Stopping," which hit stores Feb. 19, is a pop celebration. It's the perfect summer disc, filled with buoyant tunes laced with bright organs, syrupy choruses and stellar acoustic guitars. It's a California album for an Illinois band.

There's no Open Mic at the venue tonight, just Headlights. The show is co-sponsored by the mighty good guys over at Manic Productions. Check it out.

So what else is going on? Well, this new show "quarterlife" premieres tonight. It started as an Internet phenomenon, so that's kind of cool. It also stars a woman from Glastonbury. I won't watch it, but this at least makes it interesting, right?

The guitar god that is Stephen Malkmus is streaming his very good and very proggy upcoming disc, "Real Emotional Trash," over at Myspace.com. Check it out. The record hits stores March 4.

Brad Renfro was left out of the Oscar's death montage, my old college roommate Ryan Dixon's favorite thing in the world. It was an interesting decision by producers, one I noticed right away. My Oscar observations will be in the paper Friday. Keep an eye out.

Speaking of my old college roommates. My good friend Pat Cohen (from Guilford) is in Rolling Stone this week because of his Internet TV show that is a phenomenon. Check it out.

That's about all I got for today. Make sure to take advantage of the free coffee today. Have a good one and we'll talk tomorrow. See you at The Space?

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