I Read The News Today… For May 17, 2011

- May 17, 2011

City And Colour have been added to Scotland's T In The Park festival, which takes place July 8 to 10. SWOOOOOOOOOOON, British boys and girls!

Avenged Sevenfold, Three Days Grace, Seether, Bullet For My Valentine, Escape The Fate, Sevendust, Black Tide, Art Of Dying and The Black Cloud Collective are among those who'll play this year's Rockstar Uproar Festival. Tour dates haven't been announced yet, but start painting your nails black, spiking up your hair and practicing your best "I feel these lyrics in the depths of my soul" face.

Japanese rockers Cibo Matto are reuniting to play a short tour in June and July, and are also working on new material. No word on whether they'll still sound like a bunch of shrieking banshees.

Grimes, Pat Jordache and Gobble Gobble will play this year's POP OFF tour, which will feature dates in Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick this summer

The Worldwide Short Film Festival will kick off its 2011 edition with a free show featuring performances from Kids And Explosions, The Wooden Sky and DJ TLO at Toronto's Yonge-Dundas Square on May 29. It'll run from 8 to 11 p.m.

Comedian Daniel Tosh is coming to Canada for dates in Toronto, Kitchener, Ont., Hamilton, Ont., London, Ont. and Thunder Bay, Ont. Tickets to see him make funnies live go on sale tomorrow and Friday.

Jon Stewart appeared on Fox News to take on Bill O'Reilly about Common appearing at the White House. He also explains that he's got mad love for O'Reilly, despite their disagreeing on the issues. Best line: "You do know songs aren't literal, right? When the weather girls sing 'It's raining men,' it's not literally precipitating men." Watch below:

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East Nashville, Tenn. indie folk duo The Civil Wars are the latest band to sign to Dine Alone Records. Their Barton Hollow debut album came out earlier this year and you can see them on the road promoting it this month and in June.

Toronto indie rockers Sports' self-titled album is streaming over at Bandcamp. If you like what you hear, you can buy it as a pay-what-you-can download. They're also launching it at Toronto's Horseshoe Tavern on June 7, and that show is free.

Austin, Texas' Ringo Deathstarr are heading out on a huge North American tour this summer to promote their Colour Trip album.

Toronto's Dearly Beloved are heading out on some dates with Sloan as part of the Nova Scotia transplants' 20th anniversary tour. Catch both great bands on the road throughout May and June.

Calgarians have good reason to be proud because Bon Iver's named his new single after their city. Get falsettoed up and listen to it over here.

Actress Chloe Sevigny (Boys Don't Cry, Zodiac) is kind of the epitome of the hipster lady these days, so it's only appropriate that No Age are working with her on a video and performance piece by artist Doug Aitken.

Coldplay, Panic! At The Disco, Mark Ronson, Depeche Mode and Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards are involved in a special auction U.K. clothing company Ben Sherman's doing to benefit HIV/AIDS awareness organization Lifebeat. They're selling signed guitar picks that include notes and photos detailing when and where the pick was used. The auction runs May 29 to June 19.

Iconic New York City punk club CBGB and its late owner are going to be the subject of a new documentary. No word on whether pioneer punk acts like Television, Ramones, Patti Smith and Talking Heads, who were all CBGB mainstays, will be interviewed in the film.

Coldplay, Kanye West, Arcade Fire, My Morning Jacket and Fleet Foxes will play this year's Austin City Limits, which takes place Sept. 16 to 18 at Austin, Texas' Zilker Park. Three-day tickets and individual tickets for Friday and Saturday are already sold out. Wowza.

Speaking of things being sold out, the tickets to Bonnaroo are gone, sucka!

The lineup for this year's Music Waste festival, which takes over Vancouver venues from June 1 to 5, has been announced. Sun Wizard, Apollo Ghosts, Basketball and Humans are among those who'll play.

What are the 50 greatest album covers of all time? Find out here.

Singer/songwriter Frank Turner's new England Keep My Bones album comes out early next month. A short new documentary about the making of the album is on the internet, and you can see it below:

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North By Northeast just got even more effing awesome with the additions of Fucked Up, Handsome Furs, Diamond Rings, Grimes, The Postelles, Peelander Z and others. And Fucked Up and Diamond Rings are playing FREE shows at Yonge-Dundas Square. Booyah!

The Other F Word, a documentary about punk rock dads like Fat Mike, Bad Religion's Brett Gurewitz, Blink-182's Mark Hoppus, Rise Against's Tim McIlrath, Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh and Rancid's Lars Frederiksen, is coming to theatres.

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