If you haven’t caught Jian Ghomeshi’s CBC interview with Billy Bob Thorton and his band The Boxmasters you should definitely check this out. At first I thought Billy Bob was high but it looks like he’s just an ass.
(h/t to Flacklife)
Billy Bob’s band was booed (say that 3 times fast) in Toronto this week. The Boxmasters are on tour with Willie Nelson as one of the opening acts but apparently canceled their performances in Montreal and London at the last minute. According to the Willie Nelson website his Canadian tour dates will go on without The Boxmasters.
Too exciting! Spike Jonze is working a movie of Where the Wild Things Are! I loved this book as a kid and can’t wait to see it on the big screen! Check out this interview with Jonze about the movie!
Apparently McCain was scheduled to be on Letterman last night but he cancelled and ended up in an interview with Katie Couric. Letterman had a few entertaining thoughts on this…
UPDATE: Check out the ongoing saga on the Late Show over here!
The Acorn performed at Bluesfest in their hometown of Ottawa yesterday. The outdoor festival has always been a fantastic way to watch live music and this was definitely no exception!
The band played a beautiful blend of songs from their previous albums with a touch of new music as well. And despite the rumours I think they give great banter.
If you haven’t listened to The Acorn or if you just can’t get enough check out some of the tunes they recorded for Have You Heard. If you want to know more about the band Stereogum had a great interview with a few of them about their day jobs. For some fantastic black and white photos of the band from a gig in New York and a few wry comments from Jeff Debutte check out SarahSpy’s blog.
Here are a few photos from the Ottawa show… click on the shots to see a larger image.
Rolf & Jeff
Keiko, Jeffrey, Howie
Shaun and Howie
All photos by me. All Rights Reserved. Yadda Yadda Yadda.
UPDATE: I came across a great blogger interview with Rolf & Jeff… check out part 1 and part 2!
The Word magazine has published a 5 part interview with Radiohead.
Check it out here.
(thx to AtEase for the link)
Have a look at some photos from Jonny Greenwood’s W.A.S.T.E. page including some from the tour so far. Jonny definitely has some photographic talent!
Colin being cool and Thom being… Thom…
Incredible shot of the audience and the keyboard…
I’m so excited! According to Colin Greenwood Radiohead will be releasing more details about the second half of their tour in North America this coming Monday! <insert happy dance here!>
Here is a taste of a live performance to get you in the mood…
Apparently Thom Yorke has been listening to an electronic band called Autechre. Head over to their MySpace page and have a listen.
Pitchfork (my fabulous source!) had a chat with Colin Greenwood which you can check out here.