The sun is shining. The beaches are open. The nights are clear. It’s summer, remember?
This is the point of the year when you don’t even need an excuse to venture away from home or the workplace. It seems like there’s always something going on somewhere. And, yes, most of these things aren’t exactly free. This is especially true of music. Summer is, after all, the time of extensive tours, unbelievable festival lineups, and a list of must-buy albums that never seems to end. Here at CoS, we’ve got plenty of ways to for you to drain your funds.
Oh, we’ve also got a steady supply of entertaining tidbits for you each week, ranging from links to goofy viral videos to breaking news.
Well, at least that’s free.
— As if Lollapalooza attendees dont already have enough tough decisions to make, the festival’s official aftershows were announced this week.
— Also, Lollapalooza promoter C3 Presents’ radius clause is under fire.
— The second installment of the Epicenter music festival dropped its lineup. Among the artists playing this year are Eminem, Blink-182, and a recently reunited Bush.
— Super-fans, let the salivating commence: there might be a new Radiohead LP later this year, according to guitarist Ed O’Brien.
— It turns out Brian Wilson will NOT be reuniting with The Beach Boys.
–Kinks bassist Pete Quaife passed away. He was 66 years old.
— NME Radio unexpectedly came to an end.
– More details revealed about Google Music.
—LimeWire will relaunch as a legal, subscription-based service.
—Legal issues may postpone the release of The Game‘s highly anticipated new album.
— Dirty Projectors and Bjork announced a collaborative EP and it’s be available in just four days.
— Rice University students are in for something special next semester.
— A slew of Cocteau Twins reissues will soon be available.
— Public Enemy‘s Chuck D never holds anything back. This week was no exception.
— And speaking of people who never hold anything back… But seriously, just watch this.
— Watch this, too.
— Michael Roffman shared his thoughts on Lewis Black‘s latest effort.
– Winston Robbins reviewed Eminem‘s Recovery.
— Mates of State brought their magical US tour to Chicago. Read Meghan Brosnan’s report here.
— Philip Cosores covered Make Music Pasadena.
— Don’t forget. We’ll be hosting two showcases at this weekend’s Northside Festival. Be there or be square. (Wow. I can’t believe I just wrote that.)