Thursday morning music news: Descendents ascend, Nick Cave descends and Ray Parker (Sun Records) and Stuart Swanlund (Marshall Tucker Band) pass on
If you’re Bob Dylan, you get to make whatever-the-hell kind of video you want. Behold: “Duquesne Whistle.”
“The Sun isn’t yellow, it’s chicken!” RIP Ray Parker, the man who designed the Sun Records logo.
Hurricane Isaac hits St. Louis in the form of a Del McCoury Band cancellation and a Big Muddy Blues Festival indoor plan.
This week KDHX’s “Hear and Now” feature is streaming new albums by Karlie Bruce and David Wax Museum.
Zoe Saldana will play Nina Simone in an upcoming Nina Simone biopic. Simone’s daughter is not thrilled.
Punk greats Descendents are working on a new album.
BuzzMedia continues its shopping spree with a detour into punk rock.
The Seattle Weekly picks 10 rock docs to watch on Netflix.
Brad Clontz, former Atlanta Braves’ sidearmer, future king of dubstep.
The Wall Street Journal wants to know what happens to all your digital stuff when you die.
Everything you never knew you wanted to know about the record store scene in “A Clockwork Orange.”
In related news, here’s everything about Jack and Diane’s Tastee Freez.
Rolling Stone is streaming the forthcoming album by Bob Mould.
Stuart Swanlund, guitar slinger for the Marshall Tucker Band, has died at the age of 54.
City Pages interviews Wanda Jackson on touring with Adele and recording with Justin Townes Earle.
The song remains the same: 95% of record producers and engineers have a Y chromosome.
Dangerous Minds shares “Fallen Angel,” an excellent documentary on Gram Parsons.
Joseph Arthur should have taken care of those parking tickets, but WTF NYPD?
Feel good story of the week: In Los Angeles, a deaf man hears music for the very first time. Mozart was a pretty good choice.
NPR is streaming new albums by Cat Power, Animal Collective and the Avett Brothers.
The LA Times profiles songwriter and screenplay author Nick Cave.
The Bad Plus will release “Made Possible” on September 25.
PopMatters interviews singer-songwriter Joe Pug.
Micky Dolenz explains why he won’t see a dime from that song in “Breaking Bad.”
Leave it to the Atlantic of all places to deconstruct the “Gangnam Style” video.