Noel Gallagher quits Oasis

Looks like it broke on Rolling Stone - basic statement is:

“It’s with some sadness and great relief to tell you that I quit Oasis tonight..."

Is this really it or another faux-ending?

Here is the Rolling Stone link-



Surprise! Third Man Records L.A. pop-up store

Thanks to the lads and ladettes at La Weekly and he West Coast Sound column for this juicy tidbit.

The Regent Theatre in downtown has been made over into a pop-up store for Mr. Jack White's label/record purchasing hut.

It's a three-day shindig-

Wednesday AUG. 26: 10 am to 8 pm
Thursday AUG. 27: 12 pm to 8 pm
Friday AUG. 28: 12 pm to 8 pm

I'm there :)



In case you are unaware, the Fuck Yeah Fest is still rolling along and this year, they have focused on saving our California state parks.

Thus, FYF Fest Presents: Save Our State Parks:

A great lineup (thus far, more to be added) consisting of Tim and Eric from Adult Swim, No Age, The Thermals, Fucked Up, Dios and many more.

Tickets are only $20 and go toward a great cause - you can even pick them up at participating record stores and bypass the TicketWeb service charges. I'm going tonight to Origami :)

More info on the main site:

See you at the park!


UPDATE: Got my Indie Rock Coloring book!!


Record store crawl yields Vendetta

During an LA record store crawl of Territory Records+BBQ, Origami Vinyl and Vacation Vinyl, I came across a very interesting LP from '68 by a band called Bohemian Vendetta which I bought based on the description alone - "This is one of the best acid-punk LP's ever! Excellent Vox organ/fuzz teen garage psych and the covers are pretty fantastic as well.." - the latter including a brilliant version of The Rolling Stones ' (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction'.

I also picked up-

TV On the Radio - Young Liars EP
Neutral Milk Hotel - On Avery Island
400 Blows, 7" - The Sore Thumb
Wilco, 7" - Unlikely Japan

I also got a Vacation tee for my brother :)

*Major thanks to Tony at Territory and Neil at Origami.


No Age - Losing Feeling EP

Listen to the new EP for free at the Sub Pop site-


You can even pre-order the 12" EP for $8.

Go Sub Pop! :)


Them Crooked Vultures

Antiquiet broke news today concerning Dave Grohl, John Paul Jones and Josh Homme's new band/project. They revealed the name to be 'Them Crooked Vultures', a midnight post-Lollapalooza show in Chicago and it looks like the websites are up too (MySpace, Facebook, official).

Since Dave Grohl's comment about the project in 2005, the only updated have come as of late. Any ideas on what this is going to sound like is mere speculation. Although, we tend to know what to expect from Homme and Grohl (together as well a la the great 'Songs for the Deaf' which Grohl drummed on) - let's see hoe JPJ gets involved with Homme's desert sound.

But, we all hope Brody Dalle was right on when she described what she had heard from the trio as '“...pretty fucking amazing. Just beats and sounds like you’ve never heard before.” in an earlier Antiquiet interview.

Official site: http://themcrookedvultures.com/


Farewell to Baatin of Slum Village

photo courtesy of the Examiner

Sad news broke this weekend concerning Slum Village founding member Baatin. He was found dead in Chicago at age 35 - cause of death unknown at this time.

I haven't spun any Slum Village for a while but, one of my first concerts was the Okay Player Tour which featured them as well as other early label stars.


VIDEO - Slum Village - 'Conant Gardens'