Music News Recap: Newbies from the Oldies

What’s been going on in the world of music lately? Read on to get the scoop on your favorite artists, and start some discussion about current music-related events!


The Raveonettes

Give The Raveonettes a piece of your mind.  The duo is looking for input from fans as they work to create their follow-up to 2008’s Lust Lust Lust album.  Click here to find out how you can hear their in-progress demos and let the band know what you think.


Download “My Unusual Friend,” the latest from Fruit Bats, here.


The Slits

If you thought you’d heard the last of The Slits, you’re just so wrong.  The reggae-friendly punk gals are set to release a brand new album later this year.


Did you catch Sly & Robbie’s show on Wednesday?  Check out a live review from 77 Square. Were you at Sarah Borges’ show instead?  Isthmus ran a sneak peek interview before the show.



If these words are finding you in Tennessee, you might want to check out Rolling Stone’s list of four breakout bands to watch for at Bonnaroo.  We’d love to hear your stories from the fest!


The music world is mourning the passing of blues great Koko Taylor.


Bret Michaels

As if the words “Poison” and “Tony Awards” weren’t strange enough to see in the same sentence…


The Horrors are coming to America!  No Madison date, but who doesn’t love mini roads trip to Chicago?


Big Star

Big news from Big Star:  4 discs of rareties, demos, and live tracks called Keep An Eye On The Sky is set to be released in September.


The reunion is still a go!  Blur just posted footage from their live rehearsals on YouTube.


One Response

  1. Katjusa was generous regarding the turnout at the Sly & Robbie show…the turnout was, in fact, on the weak side. Am ruminating as to why that was. This show should have sold out…it was rare chance to see a pair of legends, arguably the best rhythm section in all of pop music, not just reggae.

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