Headlines! Aerosmith, Little Brazil and more


Wow, so I had such a busy Wednesday that I completely missed doing headlines. My bad.

Here’s a double dose… I tried to include every bit of music news that has happened all week. It’s a lot of stuff. Enjoy.

Anvil played at the Olympics in Vancouver.

• Local band Little Brazil announced their second SXSW showcase.

Aerosmith isn’t breaking up. Or finding a new singer. Or following any of those other rumors. They made a video.

Dan Deacon and his band faked something about a dead cat on Judge Judy.

Neko Case had some kind of animated short or cartoon on Adult Swim last week.

• The subject of Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain” has been speculated upon for a loooooong time. She finally reveals who it was about. Sort of.

• Thom Yorke of Radiohead revealed his new band’s name, is touring and somebody recorded three of the songs and put them on YouTube.

• Eric Earley of Blitzen Trapper talks about the band’s new album. I loved their last album and the EP.

Completely unrelated to music: John Krasinski (Jim from “The Office”) wants to be Captain America. That would be terrible. Just about anyone else in the world would be better.

Pavement is getting ready for those reunion shows and Spin was lucky enough to hang out in their rehearsal space.

Miles B. A. Robinson, who made my favorite album of last year, did a video interview.

Beyonce says she “killed” her alter ego “Sasha Fierce” and doesn’t need her any more. I think she needs to get over herself.

• Stephen Merritt of Magnetic Fields was once in a band called Zinnia. And you can now download those songs.

Prince has a new track, “Cause and Effect.”

Beck, Julian Casablancas of the Strokes, Grizzly Bear and a bunch of others are doing a Haiti benefit album.

• In the ongoing saga of Abbey Road Studios, the place was declared historic, so it can’t be torn down or majorly altered.

Vampire Weekend guitarist Rostam Batmanglij talks about how his homosexuality affects his music.

• There’s a new LCD Soundsystem record coming out. I’ve liked them for awhile, but I just started getting into them again because a friend and I were playing guitar and we covered one of their songs in his basement. Good stuff.

Yeasayer talks about their new album. They’re coming to Omaha in April.

• There’s a new track streaming from Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.

The Hold Steady is putting out a new record. I’ve been having a Hold Steady kind of week and listening to them a lot.

• Spin does a little “where are they now?” thing with folks from Elastica, Against Me!, White Zombie and others.

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