Thursday morning music news: Kelly Hogan holds steady, Devo frees Seamus and ?uestlove does Beastie Boys right

Devo at Forecastle

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Kelly Hogan raises a toast to St. Joe Strummer.

Tef Poe reports on what could be the last night of the Delmar Lounge.

Punk impresario Charles Ball has died. He was co-founder of D.I.Y. label Ork Records and Lust/Unlust Records.

Alec Baldwin interviews Billy Joel for WNYC.

Full disclosure: I’m in love with Numero Group.

Good week for concert announcements in St. Louis: Bowerbirds, Leon Redbone, Lost in the Trees, Sea Wolf, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Dropkick Murphys, Hood Internet and Delta Spirit are all coming to town.

Apparently you can kill dubstep — with advertising.

Google takes aim at pirate sites.

Pitchfork and Red Hot plan a tribute to Arthur Russell.

RIP Brent Grulke, creative director of SXSW, and a great guy as well.

Devo gets in on the lucrative songs-about-Seamus-strapped-to-Mitt-Romney’s-car market.

Touring England by bus can be very dangerous.

Recently seen on Reddit: “Hi. I’m RJD2, producer/DJ/label owner/geek.”

Bob Birch, bassist for Elton John and Cher and others, has died at the at of 56.

Being in a band means never having someone not owe you some money. Proof.

About that cover of “Wonderwall” at the Olympics’ closing ceremony: Liam wouldn’t dare play it without Noel’s permission.

Look for a new Soundgarden album in November.

Beastie Boys are not happy with Monster.

But they’re probably pretty happy with ?uestlove’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame mix.

Urgh! Music War. Speechless. Just watch.

CNN hate-rock fail.

DNA rock win.

Happy birthday Julia Childs. We got you the remix you always wanted.

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