Weekly Music News Roundup

Ben Weinman
Ben Weinman

Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist Ben Weinman has posted 40 streaming minutes of his August performance at The Stone, John Zorn‘s New York club. His guests included ex-Mr. Bungle bassist Trevor Dunn, jazz drummer Dan Weiss, and “Asian Steve.”

– The Graveface Records Day of the Dead showcase in Chicago this weekend features the last Black Moth Super Rainbow show for quite a while.

– PETA has posted an interview with Justin Pearson of The Locust about vegetarianism and veganism.

– MTV Iggy has posted a clip of Andrew Bird and Yo-Yo Ma jamming.

– Mastodon has released the track listing for Crack the Skye, the group’s album with lyrical content about czarist Russia due in early 2009.

– In response to news about a two-bit neo-nazi plot, the East Coast Avengers have posted “The Day Hope Died,” a song about what would be a horrific assassination of Barack Obama.

– On a brighter note, fans of avant-garde and experimental music in Oakland will be treated to a five-dollar election-night concert of improvisation curated by Carla Kihlstedt of Sleepytime Gorilla Museum and 2 Foot Yard. Performers include Fred Frith, Shinichi Iova Koga, Michael Mellender, Moe! Staiano, and Ava Mendoza.

Critters Buggin has announced a New Year’s Eve show with Garaj Mahal at the Capitol Theatre in Olympia, Washington.

– Sitar-infused pop rockers Elephant Stone have uploaded six new songs from their upcoming album.

– According to bassist John Paul Jones, there are plans for a Led Zeppelin record and tour without Robert Plant.

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