Archive for June, 2011

June 28, 2011

Gillian Welch On Conan Tonight!

Gillian Welch at MerleFest 2005


Gillian Welch has a new album, and she is on Conan O’Brien tonight.  So excellent.

June 26, 2011

Nina Canal Talks 70s NY And Her First Telecaster

I have had some requests to interview Nina Canal of Ut, so I am going to try to do that.  But until then, here is a cool interview over on the Youtubes with Canal and Robin Crutchfield.  She talks about the 70s New York art scene and getting her first guitar.

June 25, 2011

Bitch Magazine Blog Entry

Nice history lesson over on Bitch Magazine blog.  It’s a short run-down of songs originally recorded by black artists, and later covered by caucasians.  It includes a mention of the legendary Odetta Holmes.

June 25, 2011

Girls Rock! Chicago Camp Extravaganza Tomorrow!

Girls Rock Chicago

Girls Rock Chicago! holds a concert tomorrow to mark the graduation of a whole new set of young rock n’ rollers.  They have tons of cute photos of the young campers over on their website and in their Flickr stream.  (Bonus:  the Flickr stream includes photos of past Guitareste interviewees and Girls Rock! Camp counselors Miss Alex White and Ruadhan Ward.)

From the organization’s website:

This Sunday we introduce the newest class of GR!C grads – our session one campers – in a performance at the legendary Metro. That’s 18 bands guaranteed to rock your socks off, PLUS young DJs fresh out of DJ camp. As always, this event is ALL ages. Bring the kids and let them dance in our reserved shorty section while sharing in the inspiration.

This sessions band’s include your new favorites: Octopie, Flaming Mustaches, The Recycled Hearts, Corduroy Converse, LOL, Black Cats, Painting the Roses Red and many more!

Sunday, June 26th
3pm – 5pm
3730 N. Clark
Chicago, IL
$7 in advance, $8 at the door.

Kids under 8 are admitted FREE

Congratulations, campers!

June 24, 2011

Amy Andronicus Interviews Okkervil River Guitarist Lauren Gurgiolo

Excellent interview with Lauren Gurgiolo (lead guitarist of Okkervil River and Fender Jag player).  We love Amy Klein and her blog!

June 20, 2011

Shredder Cheese Grater

Thanks to the best house guest that ever lived, I can cross a flying V off my must-have list.


Almost as good as the shredder itself? The packaging. Check that girl out!



She might be slaving over lasagna, but she’s thinking Stairway to Heaven!

June 19, 2011

Sonic Youth Song Premiere On NPR

Free listens on All Songs Considered.  They’re streaming a 12 plus minute bit of excellent Sonic Youth jammery called Out and In.

June 17, 2011

Barrymore Directs Best Coast / Patti Smith On Law & Order

Bethany Cosentino from Best Coast at the Arches, Glasgow

photo by TheArches
Pitchfork was just full of the lady news today.  They posted the Wild Flag announcement with tour dates, plus they had these two gems.  Apparently, Drew Barrymore is directing a video for Best Coast and Patti Smith is going to be on the TV!  

[Damn you, Pitchfork, for scooping me — you with your fancy things like a “budget” and a “staff.”]

June 17, 2011

Wild Flag Studio Album Release Date!

photo via flickr by napkinshoe

Wild Flag have announced their first studio album will come out on September 13th!  Pitchfork had a little write up about it including their summer tour dates.

June 15, 2011

Tattooed Love Boys

I know I haven’t updated a lot this weekend, but I’m still thinking about you.


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