Recent music news…

– Thom Yorke announced the formation of a live band to play material from his solo album, The Eraser, as well as new non-Radiohead Yorke songs.  The band includes long-time Beck drummer Joey Waronker, the animated Chili Peppers bassist Flea, Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich (who NEVER plays live), and multi-instrumentalist Mauro Refosco.  Billboard

– MTV has resurrected the popular 90’s live music broadcast MTV Unplugged.  The 6-show season has already begun, with features from Adele, All Time Low, and the recent Paramore episode.

– Sub Pop Records is re-issuing the 1989 debut album from Nirvana, Bleach, with some previously unreleased live tracks from a Portland show in 1990.  You can preview one of the live tracks here.

– NYC’s Lincoln Center opened its fall season with an Ornette Coleman performance.  This is noteworthy both because Ornette is 79 years old and still blazing, but also because the traditionalist-leaning Lincoln Center and progressive-pioneering Coleman don’t normally get along.  Good for both of them.  NYTimes

– Without any real warning, JC Chasez up and announced this week that there will officially be no N’SYNC reunion.  The music world responded with a collective, “I’m sorry… who are you again?”  MTV

– Editorial: I guess some indie bands got in a fight somewhere the other day.  Don’t indie bands sometimes remind you of the “cool kids” in highschool?  You know, the ones who receive a lot of attention for no real reason and therefore have a pretty skewed perception of reality…

Advertisements