According to Hits Magazine, Wilco sold 52,900 copies of YHF in its first week and finished in 13th place in the country for weekly sales.
Heineken is bullying classic punk label, Red Star Records. Drink Pabst!
Wilco bassist John Stirratt spills the beans on Jay Bennett, Ken Coomer and Jay Farrar.
Sweden, not the Strokes or the White Stripes, will save rock and roll. Watch out for the Hives!
Another interview with Jay Bennett.
Okay, we’ve got an exciting announcement: you can now buy Glorious Noise merchandise. And not just t-shirts, but all kinds of crazy shit. Awww yeah, you know you want one. We’ve even got baby doll tees for the ladies, mugs for the caffeine addicts, and mousepads for all the geeks (like me). And lots more. And everything features the super cool graphics created by our own Patrick LaPenna. So buy them. Sure, with shipping they’re a little pricey, but they arrive quickly and just look so damn cool! Check it out.
A New York Times writer asks the question: Who’s more inventive, Linkin Park or the Strokes?
The Mayfest organizers are requesting that bands submit one or two songs and contact info to the Kalamazoo Area Mathematics and Science Center for consideration to play at the 7th Annual MAYFEST. This always turns out to be one of those great cross cultural and generational events that just makes everyone feel good.
Send to: MAYFEST 2002, c/o KAMSC Cheryl Hach, 600 W. Vine Street, Kalamazoo MI 49008.
Where: MAYFEST 2002 will be at the Portage, Michigan band shell Sunday May 19th, 12-6pm.
Background: 7th Annual MAYFEST is an outdoor all ages music festival. Six bands will play. Organized as a fund raiser for the student senate of the Kalamazoo Area Mathematics and Science Center, Mayfest is by and for young people. It’s always great time for all. Organized to fill the need for “big name” bands to play for all ages crowds and give local budding high school bands a chance to play to a big audience along with real bands and with a real sound system! Past Mayfest performers have been The Jah Kings, Knee Deep Shag, Pound and Beers, Nobody’s Favorite, The Sinatras, The Tonies, Big Sam, The Mad Butchers, Packaged Bliss, Triplemint, Twister, and The Vantrells to name a few. The organizers pick a great sampling of styles, so there will be something for everyone.
For information contact:
Mark Peeters (616) 553-9327 – [email protected]
Chery Hach (616) 337-0019 – [email protected]
KAMSC Phone (616) 337-0004
KAMSC Fax (616) 337-0049