Indie Music Hour with DJ HotJack

A regular journey around the music scene

Music Scene News – 28th July Round-Up

latest news

The Fiery Furnaces have a new album, I’m Going Away, due out next month and the brother/sister duo have announced they will both record their own versions in addition to the released one. Kooky huh? I’ll put together a review of the new album soon hopefully!

Minneapolis City Council are considering making all live music events 21+ if alcohol is to be sold. Living in the UK, where everyone already has liver disease by 21, this is a little strange to me. It’ll be a tricky choice for concert promoters – make the event alcohol-free or risk losing all the 18 to 20 year olds that make up a big percentage of audiences.

Get Up Kids reformed for the Bamboozle festival then felt they should apologise incase they had helped create the emo movement. Har.

The 2009 Q Awards voting has opened. Go HERE if you wanna take part.

Guitar Hero 5 is due out in the autumn (or fall, meh) and included are Garbage, Arctic Monkeys, Blur, Nirvana and … er … Coldplay!?!

Interesting file-sharing trial going on this week in Boston. Joel Tennenbaum is accused of file-sharing via Kazaa and is being represented by a Harvard law professor.

Finally, Jane’s Addiction vocalist Perry Farrell has said his groin is in control when he gets on stage and he gets the urge to have sex. Whatever works for ya man – keep makin’ the music.


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  1. just one more reason not to go to minneapolis, i suppose…

    Comment by aura | July 29, 2009 | Reply

    • You’ll be okay – aren’t you in your mid-thirties now? 😉

      Comment by hotjack | July 29, 2009 | Reply

  2. Ah, alcohol! In Germany we’re actually even earlier liver-diseased as beer and wine can be sold to 16yr olds.
    In England I came across those 18+ wrist bands at concerts. Why doesn’t Minneapolis introduce this? Or maybe they did and it utterly failed? They have to come up with an intermediary solution because both alcohol-free and 21+ concerts will mean heavy losses.

    The guardian article about Joel Tennenbaum was really interesting. They have a website with updates from the trial.

    Comment by juliaL49 | July 29, 2009 | Reply

    • Thank you for the link to the trial blog – it will be interesting to follow it along.

      Seems that the best that will come of it is that the music industry will only be able to claim ‘reasonable’ damages and I’m not even sure whether that will happen.

      Comment by hotjack | July 29, 2009 | Reply

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