Around the Voice: The Flaming Lips and Gil Scott-Heron State the Obvious
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In the Dallas Observer's bumper crop of content: Surfer Blood mourns the loss of Jay Reatard and confirms that even Pitchfork has its limitations, and Wayne Coyne calls the Flaming Lips' live act "just a dumb rock show."
Westword catches up with Appleseed Cast and Gothic punk badass nervesandgel.
The Clientele talks to City Pages.
Scuzzy rawk-blues act Antique Scream details the transition from Arizona to Seattle in Phoenix New Times.
The LA Weekly profiles a guy who's gotta have Spike Jonze running scared, music video director Keith Schofield:
"Wait 'til later," Schofield says nonchalantly. "That's when the tricycles, scooters and fireworks come out."Laura Veirs on My Morning Jacket's Jim James: "He hasn't thrown me [a baby shower], goddamn him!" in Seattle Weekly.
Chuck Prophet, who grew up in the VCR generation, tells Houston Press that Dwight Yoakam should have been the lead man in Crazy Heart.
Village Voice runs down the the inventive ludicrousness of the Liars' album narratives, and a provides critique of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (SPOILER: bad coffee!).
In SF Weekly, Fillmore District rapper DaVinci acknowledges the profitability of playing to college students, and Gil Scott-Heron warns: "If you're familiar with my music, there's always a lot of sarcasm."