Alexisonfire hate screamo. They hate it so much they want to knife it. Oh, you guys. Why are you furthering emo's reputation for stereotypical self-hatred? But hey, maybe you can borrow this guy's (alleged) sword? —Dose
The Dears and City And Colour are among the acts that will play next year's South By Southwest Music Festival. We hope you Americans and other industry types are ready for nerdy, emotional rock and overwrought, melodramatic pop. We'll let you decide which description fits which act. —sxsw.com
Plants And Animals are touring Canada in February and March and they're bringing Polaris Music Prize winners http://www.chartattack.com/news/2010/sep/20/win-2010-polaris-music-prize Karkwa and Yukon Blonde with them. Sounds like a hairy good time all around. —MySpace
Comeback Kid and Madball will continue making kids mosh the fuck out of their little bodies next year when they tour the U.S. in January. Following that jaunt, Comeback Kid will head back to South America with Sick Of It All. —MySpace
Course, it's not enough for Kanye West to be the undisputed king of music right now, so he's getting his own cologne, clothing line and has bought 10 Fatburger franchises. Next up, creating his own country with a population of one. —Hip Hop Wired
Hey, Montreal! Kim Bingham's gigging again under the Mudgirl moniker and is playing a show at Casa Del Popolo on Friday. Annnnd a new Mudgirl record is on the way. Does this mean she'll all of a sudden start dominating the Sexiest Canadian Woman category in the CHARTattack Year End Polls again? —MySpace
Well, we guess Johnny just smelled plain... Rotten? Jamiroquai singer Jay Kay is pissed off at John Lydon because the two allegedly sat next to each other on a flight from England to Australia recently... and Lydon farted the whole time. Probably on purpose, we guess. —The Sun
Noel Gallagher and The Last Shadow Puppets' Miles Kane are guesting on each others' solo albums... which begs the question: why not just start a duo, guys? —BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat
Three Atlas Sound demo albums are available to download through Deerhunter frontman Bradford Cox's blog.
A-Trak's remixed Robyn's "Indestructible," from her new Body Talk, Pt. 2 EP. Now you can spend your afternoon pondering which version would be better suited to be played in a Church Street bar. Hear it below.
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy is among the artists who'll appear on a track-by-track tribute to Sufjan Stevens' 2004 Seven Swans album. It's out March 22 and proceeds are going to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. —Pitchfork
Mint Records' annual Ridiculously Early Xmas Party will be held next Friday and will feature Carolyn Mark, The Evaporators, Fanshaw, Hot Panda, Kellarissa, Geoff Berner and Laura Barrett. It goes down at the Biltmore Cabaret and tickets are 12 bones. —mintrecs.com
The Get Up Kids have made a new song called "Regent's Court" available for free download. Listen, and then go curl up in the corner and cry. —Stereogum
Wayne Coyne doesn't like puppy mills and wants them to stop operating. Somewhere, PETA's Ingrid Newkirk is frantically looking up his number... Wayne, don't answer the phone!! —Spinner
Todd Kerns' Sin City Sinners are up for the best original song award at Las Vegas' AVN Awards. Fittingly, it's for a tune called "Numb," which appears in a movie about late porn star Gia. Oh, Todd. You sleaze. —Blabbermouth