Streamapalooza: Spinner.com is streaming 19 new and soon to be released albums right now. The artists available include Crystal Caves, Karen Elson, Far, Stone Temple Pilots, The Cure, Solvent, Toots and The Maytals, Betty LaVette, Tift Merritt, Mariana and The Diamonds, Glitch Mob, Peg Simone, Fyfe Dangerfield, Grovesnor, Widespread Panic, Peter Wolf Crier, Sara Jackson-Holman and John Prine. A little something for everyone. And if you can’t play YouTube videos at work, this might be an alternative. Thanks to Dave B over at Podcast Party for the tip on this.
For years now, if you wanted to get The Dream Syndicate‘s 1984 album, Medicine Show, on CD, you had to hang out on eBay, wait until someone put a copy of it on auction and end up paying around $100 to get it. All that is soon to end, as Medicine Show will be reissued on June 15th. The new version will be remastered, have new liner notes, new photos and will also include all of the EP, “This Is Not The New Dream Syndicate Album…Live.” For more information on the Medicine Show reissue or to order it, check the website of Dream Syndicate’s frontman, Steve Wynn, right here.
Here’s an interesting show at an interesting venue for a good cause tonight, as reported by Time Out New York:
Anthemic noise-pop kids Japanther have a knack for whipping a room full of young hipsters into a frenzy that’s awesome to behold. This is punk as performance art, and no one in town does it better; plus the band has a new album in tow, Rock ’n’ Roll Icecream. Also playing this Girls Write Now literary benefit: kid-rockers Care Bears on Fire, who met in kindergarten, and formed after a freak accident involving gummy bears and a microwave.
Tickets are from $2 to $22.
Japanther and Care Bears on Fire, Galapogos Art Space, 16 Main Street at Water Street, Brooklyn (F Train to York Street, A or C Trains to High Street), 8pm