I Read The News Today… For May 31, 2011

- May 31, 2011

Gagetown, N.B. will host a three-day music festival dubbed Folly Fest from June 30 to July 2. Hey Ocean!, Old Man Luedecke, Paper Lions, The Olympic Symphonium, The Mark Inside and That 1 Guy are among those who'll play.

English singer/songwriter Frank Turner's just announced a gigantic North American tour in support of his upcoming England Keep My Bones album, out next Tuesday. He'll be on this side of the Atlantic in September, October and November.

Panic! At The Disco frontman Brendon Urie broke his ankle on stage on Sunday night... and then finished the show! There's video of him showing his broken ankle to the audience, and ooooooooh lordy it's gross.

[video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Y4JcO0cJew&feature=player_embedded]

The Kooks will release a new album called Junk Of The Heart in September. Heh. They said "junk."

Rich Aucoin, Ghostkeeper, The Burning Hell, Maylee Todd, Fond Of Tigers, Long Weekends, Lisa Bozikovic and Quaker Parents have been added to this year's SappyFest, which takes place in Sackville, N.B. from July 29 to 31.

Coldplay are releasing a new single called "Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall" on Friday, except in the U.K. It's coming out there at midnight on June 5. And that title... so very soppy.

Danzig is doing Elvis Presley and Black Sabbath songs on his new covers record. We think he should do John Lennon's "Mother." You know, for an extra hilarious twist.

Drake, Shawn Desman and Deadmau5 are among the winners of this year's Stylus Awards, honouring Canada's best rappers and DJs.

Toronto's Candy Coated Killahz are releasing their new Neon Black album on July 5. It's supposed to be "ghettotronic." Whatever that means.

Acres Of Lions and Hey Ocean!'s David Vertesi are among those who've made the top 20 in 100.5 The PEAK and Music B.C.'s PEAK Performance Project Artists competition. The top five will be selected in October. The winner gets $100,500, and the rest of the top five get a pretty sick amount of money as well.

Modest Mouse played two new songs at the Sasquatch! Music Festival this past weekend. Wanna hear 'em? Cool, go here.

Ian Blurton's written a song for LARPing movie Lloyd The Conqueror and is also working on a seven-inch punk rock EP with members of The Sadies. Seriously, if anyone's qualified to write about any kind of "conqueror," it's Blurton because of that massive Viking beard.

Apparently Mastodon's Brent Hinds is a comedian. No, seriously; watch him here in a parody ad about pharmaceutical companies.

Everyone is getting a documentary. Proof: Descendents and ALL are now, too.

Tegan And Sara have announced two Alberta shows that will take place in Edmonton and Calgary on July 6 and 8 and 9, respectively. They'll be very different from anything the Quin twins have done before because... they'll feature question and answer components. Yeah, there are only three dates so far, but that means there'll probably be more. One CHARTattack editor is nearly squealing over this... and it's not Brophy.

You can get fucked up with... Fucked Up and 102.1 The Edge's Alan Cross in Toronto next Tuesday. And it's free! But you've got to email for a spot. Hopefully there's still space.

Coachella 2012 will be held over two weekends to ensure everyone who wants to go, can, by getting tickets through the festival's website. (Translation: fuck you, scalpers.)

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