Thursday Morning Music News: Eddie Vedder comes to St. Louis, David Bowie resurfaces and Amazon clouds up
The Newport Folk Festival announces stunning lineup. Highlights include: Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, the Decemberists, Emmylou Harris and Elvis Costello.
In case you’re just loggin on this week, LouFest has announced a strong, indie-centric lineup.
Carl Wilson at Pop and Hiss has a smart review of the new Britney Spears record. It will make you want to hear it. Really. In other don’t-call-it-a-comeback news, Enrique Iglesias will not be joining her on tour after all.
You couldn’t get tickets, so Pitchfork is streaming the farewell concert for LCD Soundsystem.
A “lost” David Bowie album called Toy has surfaced in the torrentsphere.
Tommy Shaw of Styx is releasing a bluegrass album. We don’t endorse the news. We just report it.
UGO Music has a short-but-sweet and entertaining interview with session drummer Josh Freese.
SXSW releases live recordings from the 2011 festival via iTunes.
Country songwriter Harley Allen died of lung cancer at the age of 55.
The Rosebuds announce new album Loud Planes Fly Low, due out June 7.
Red Hot + Rio 2, another benefit CD for AIDS/HIV charities, is due out on June 28. Gogol Bordello, Beck, Dirty Projectors and Os Mutantes all contribute. Pitchfork has details and streams a Beirut cover of a Caetano Veloso song.
Eddie Vedder announces solo tour, with a stop at the Fabulous Fox on July 1.
TwentyFourBit shares a video of Tom Waits Rock & Roll Hall of Fame speech and performance. Not to be missed.
Paste has details of a new Centro-Matic record and tour with Sarah Jaffe, which comes to St. Louis on July 5 at Off Broadway.
Riverfront Times Music Editor (and KDHX DJ), Annie Zaleski, is leaving the alt-weekly to return home to Cleveland to take a position as Managing Editor at Alternative Press. We will miss her.