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Random Music News for August 5, 2014

I start the new (old) job today. Wish me luck.

  1. Quebec’s Osheaga Festival was a huge success--again–attracting 135,000 fans over three days.  This is in direct competition with Lollapalooza in Chicago.
  2. Want to know exactly what FACTOR does for Canadian music?  Go here.
  3. Thom Yorke played a secret DJ set that was so secret only eight people were there.
  4. Who needs some underwater headphones? Swimmers, that’s who.
  5. Here’s a new band featuring members of Sonic Youth and My Bloody Valentine. Think they’ll be loud?
  6. If you’re into how music is recorded?  Check out this feature on masterer/mixer Andy Wallace.  (He did Nevermind.)
  7. Nicole Appleton puts up the home she shared with cheatin’ Liam Gallagher for sale.
  8. Did you know that Bon Scott from AC/DC was in a bubblegum pop band? Or that Michael Bolton was in a hair metal band?  You do now, thanks to Greggory.
  9. Limp Bizkit has a new song.  The world shrugs.
  10. Meanwhile, a Scottish man plans to broadcast unreleased music to an empty forest. It’s art, apparently.
  11. Remember MySpace? Yeah, they’re still around and doing secret shows with bands like Spoon.


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