I Read The News Today… For July 6, 2011

- Jul 6, 2011

Cuff The Duke are playing a free show in Guelph, Ont. with Constantines' Bry Webb, hometown folk rockers Your Neck Of The Woods and singer/songwriter Donovan Woods. It goes down July 16 at the alley behind the Red Brick Cafe on Douglas Street from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Music writer Lorraine Carpenter is heading on a mini tour of Ottawa, Toronto and Kingston, Ont. to promote The Dears: Lost In The Plot, her new book about the Montreal indie rockers. The three-day jaunt kicks off tomorrow in Ottawa and folds July 16 in Toronto.

Hamilton, Ont. music store Dr. Disc is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a bunch of outdoor performances on Fridays and Saturdays this month. Teenage Head's Gord Lewis, B.A. Johnston, Rebekah Higgs, The Forgotten Rebels, Electro Luminescent and Cowlick are among those who'll play. And of course, yes, there's a giant anniversary sale, too.

London, Ont.'s Olenka And The Autumn Lovers are heading across Canada this summer to support last year's And Now We Sing. They're playing dates from July 29 to Sept. 3.

Halifax indie rockers Dog Day, who were once a quartet but are now a duo, will release Deformer, their first album as a two-piece, on Aug. 2. It's coming out through their Fundog Records label and you can hear "Part Girl," which will appear on it, here.

Noel Gallagher's debut solo album will be out Oct. 17 in the U.K., and it's called Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds. Here's what Liam Gallagher had to say about it. Aww. So nice.

Chromeo are releasing a remix EP dubbed When Night Falls on July 26. It features reworkings of the band's songs by Hercules & Love Affair, Breakbot, Lifeline and a cover by Mayer Hawthorne. It'll also include their next single, "When Night Falls," which features Beyonce's sister Solange. Dave 1 and P-Thugg are also busting their asses on tour this fall.

Spotify has been forced to pull an ad for Kronenbourg 1664 beer that featured a cover of the Dead Kennedys' "Too Drunk To Fuck" after concerns grew about binge drinking. Never mind that it's an anti binge drinking song or anything...

Former Milli Vanilli singer Fab Morvan is working on a comeback album. No, we don't know if it's going to be sung by someone else, or if he's going to lip synch the whole thing live.

Matthew Herbert's finally releasing One Pig, the album he made chronicling the life and death of a pig, on Oct. 11. Eat it, PETA. Those pulled pork sandwiches I had for lunch were delicious.

Expanded reissues of The Jesus And Mary Chain's Psychocandy and Darklands albums are coming out Sept. 19, just in time for another generation of kids to discover them and go, "Whoaaaaaaa, mannnnnnnn," and then go and form neo-shoegaze bands that sound exactly the same.

Maybe Joan Jett and Cherie Currie won't be huge fans of this, but you can hear a cover of The Runaways' "Dead End Justice" by Peaches and Kathleen Hanna over here.

Charlie Sheen's been asked to "perform his comedy stylings" at this year's Gathering Of The Juggalos. Will his Tiger Blood be enough not to stop Juggalos from pelting rocks at him? 'Cause we all remember what happened to Tila last year...

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