Monster list of Record Store Day releases is out. Highlights include the reissue of Nirvana's Hormoaning EP and a previously unreleased Derek and the Dominos track.
NPR has a download of a new, Beck-produced song by Thurston Moore. Moore's solo album Demolished Thoughts is due out May 24.
Eminem crushes Universal Records (again) on iTunes licensing.
This week saw the passing of country singer Ferlin Husky (85), blues legend Pinetop Perkins (97), steel guitarist Ralph Mooney (82), disco singer Loleatta Holloway (64) and songwriter Hugh Martin (96). The latter composed "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" (among others) for the 1944 musical Meet Me in St. Louis.
SXSW 2011 concluded, leaving a lot of hungover publicists and Austin officials concerned about safety and security. Disaster lowlights include a camera boom falling on a crowd at an OMD concert, borderline riots breaking out at concerts by the Strokes and DFA 1979, and Ben Weasel of Screeching Weasel punching 2 women in the face.
Listen to the Antlers play selections from their forthcoming album Burst Apart at the Parish at SXSW.
A to Z has the scoop on a Cee Lo Green show at UMSL on April 20.
The show will no longer go on for veteran British clubbers Faithless.
Art Garfunkel hints at a possible 2011 tour with Paul Simon.
Justin Bieber now has the biggest grossing concert film in history. Never Say Never has netted a cool 72.2 million (and counting) at the box office.
Spin rounds up a nice list of musicians contributing to relief for Japan, including a concert featuring Paul Weller and Liam Gallagher, another benefit with Sonic Youth and Yoko Ono, plus auctions by Fleet Foxes, the Mountain Goats and others.
Peter Gabriel announces US tour dates for the summer. The closest he'll be coming to St. Louis (at the moment) is a June 18 date in Kansas City. However, June 19 is open. Hint, hint.