Apologies for the serious slacking here... been a busy summer endgame, but I'm back. Here's a buncha mostly music-related crap to catch up with:
- Been too long of a St. Vincent gap here at OTW. First, Pitchcrap invites her to list. Good to know Annie is an Arrested Development fan. More importantly, St. Vincent will be playing late night @ ACLFest... info here. Any OTW readers hitting Austin this year? 2 weeks away, I'm fleckin' psyched!
- Speaking of A.D.... funny (staged) Superbad press interview. Great movie.
- Do you have Marco Benevento's latest? You should [review pending; short version: sick!]. Check out Marco here.
- Get your Daptone on.
- NYC venues are opening up like BBQ joints. Here's an article trying to summarize it all.
- Before you push your kid to pick up the electric guitar, consider the long-term health implications.
- Do you Daytrotter? Great place to get involved with new music you never heard of before. They've been on a roll lately. Check out sessions from Menomena, Cold War Kids, or just pick at random from the archives.
- Speaking of free tunes... Rockwell is settled in and back. Get yer Panicast here.
- Max Roach passed during my hiatus. Twas the man, no doubt. Here are some heady write-ups/tributes: here from Gehr, EI of TBP of course does justice, ?uestlove, Fred Kaplan... Roach made a minimix appearance, not too long ago as well.