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Relevant To Your Interests #006

May 7, 2009
  • Gunshy favourites Dog Day are playing at Akhord in Saint John this Saturday. You should go.
  • Did you notice the film crew at the Rolling Tundra Revue show in your town? I sure did. The Weakerthans have announced they’re releasing a DVD and live album late this year or early next.
  • SPIN is streaming a new Beastie Boys track.
  • The shitty summer festival announcements continue. This week Donald K Donald announced Bon Jovi will take the stage in Moncton with Randy Bachman and Burton Cummings next month. Rumours are also swirling about a Halifax instalment of the Virgin Festival, though details are scant. If the headliners of the Montreal stop are any indication, it’s sure to be godawful.
  • Reunions: Three Mile Pilot, Tricky Woo, and Stryper.
  • Here’s a weird video of Chan Marshall (Cat Power) making sweet potato rounds.
  • Celebrity gossip: Meg White and Trent Reznor are engaged, but not to each other. Aren’t you glad you know that?
  • Speaking of Gossip and things you kind of wish would just go away, Little Jenny Humphrey (Taylor Momsen) has a band called The Pretty Reckless. This isn’t a big deal, lots of 15-year-olds start bands. You want shocking? They’re not even terrible. They sound a lot like a slicker version of Be Your Own Pet or Yeah Yeah Yeahs when they were still a rock band. Behold:
3 Comments leave one →
  1. passerine songs permalink*
    May 7, 2009 5:52 pm

    Who is this Donald K. Donald guy, anyway?

    Yeah, that Cat Power video was weird. I got halfway through and couldn’t deal with that host any longer.

  2. May 7, 2009 6:29 pm

    I don’t know. Apparently he’s a real guy, though, because I’ve heard reports on Live at 5 where they were like, “Donald K Donald of Donald K Donald Promotions said…”

    Yeah, I found them both pretty awful.


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