Shelley Short has announced a contest where the person who sends in the most knee-slappingly adorable photo of their pet will win a copy of her limited edition vinyl. “The contest will be judged by Shelley herself, along with an esteemed panel of critter-cuteness connoisseurs.” Submissions should be sent to [email protected]. The winner will be announced October 1.
We first encountered Shelley Short when she, along with GLONO‘s own Quasar Wut-Wut, opened up for Colin Meloy of the Decemberists at Schubas a few years ago. Our pal Andy Rader even played upright bass with her for a while. Her stuff is always worth hearing, so seek her out. New album coming this fall.
Colin Meloy is a clever bird. In front of what may have been the most respectful crowd ever assembled for an acoustic show, the Decemberists lead singer delivered an entertaining set that was equal parts humor and humility.
The Decemberists are one of the it bands of the moment. Their fans display a devotion and commitment akin to that of Smiths fans of yore. And Morrissey was on the top of every mind at this show.