Dinosaur Jr. are playing their 1988 Bug album in entirety early this summer. And OMG! Fucked Up will join them at the New York date. —Pitchfork
Bedouin Soundclash have released a special single called "Here I Am Featuring The Saint James Music Academy" today through iTunes. It was recorded in September and proceeds from the single will go towards the Saint James Music Academy, which is located in Vancouver. It gives private and group instrument lessons, choral programs, youth mentorship, theory classes and more.
The Sadies will be the next act to play the Toronto Public Library's Make Some Noise free concert series. They'll perform at the Toronto Reference Library on April 16. —Toronto Public Library
Classified, A-Trak, Deadmau5, Drake, Shad and Kardinal Offishall are among the nominees for this year's Stylus Awards, which recognize Canadian rappers, DJs and electronic artists. —MuchMusic
Kings Of Leon are copying the Foo Fighters releasing a documentary about themselves. It's called Talihina Sky: The Story Of Kings Of Leon, tracks their entire career and will screen at this month's Tribeca Film Festival in New York. Check out the trailer below.
The Cars are touring North America this spring. Tell your dad. —Facebook
Workers at Public Enemy member Flavor Flav's fried chicken shop say their pay cheques are bouncing. He says "they're jealous." Of people who's cheques don't bounce? —New York Daily News
Nomeansno are releasing two vinyl EPs. —AUX
Klaxons keyboardist James Righton is dating none other than actress and hottie Keira Knightley (Never Let Me Go, Atonement). Rupert Friend is probably gnawing on his hand somewhere. —Daily Mirror
Dan Bejar's Destroyer are heading across the pond this summer to sweetly serenade Europeans with saxomaphone. —Merge Records
Titus Andronicus' Patrick Stickles is pissed at The Pogues because they apparently showed the band no respect while on tour with them. ...Dude. You're talking about a band that includes Shane McGowan here. He doesn't have any manners. —Spinner
The Most Serene Republic are releasing a bunch of songs they recorded before their Republic days when three of their members were in a band called Thee Oneironauts. It's called Pre Serene: Thee Oneironauts, is out May 24 and you can get an MP3 of "Zoltar Speaks" here.
Lying around all day listening to music will apparently make you depressed. Fuck. Music journalists are screwed. —Jezebel