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Neil Young , who is now on Twitter and recently played Central Park, thinks MP3s sound like shit and is creating a new 24-bit digital audio service called Pono that he says sounds better.

Neil might not approve but you can stream every single A389 release ever in its entirety at their Bandcamp which is pretty cool. He probably isn't a fan of Eyehategod anyway.

More streaming: give an online listen to Tame Impala's new album Lonerism.

Watch Ty Segall perform on WGN's morning news show... at 8AM. Wonder if he had even been to bed yet?

The Mountain Goats release Transcendental Youth via Merge today. Learn about the recording process in an interview at The Atlantic.

Merge also released the self-titled debut by Mount Moriah today. Mount Moriah is one of the many artists playing the Merge CMJ showcase this year.

Axl Rose is giving an extremely rare interview to Jimmy Kimmel on 10/24, though that is unfortunately before Jimmy starts filming in Brooklyn.

We've got a new interview with Mister Lies over at bvChicago. Mister Lies makes his NYC live debut this week at Cameo.

Conservative blowhard Glenn Beck loves bombastic UK rockers Muse and wrote an open letter to the band to show them just how much. Needless to say, it is nuts.

Radio biographer and historian Alex Cosper discusses the "expanding definition of indie" at the Sacramento Press.

Music Publishing firm ASCAP has just launched a new program called ASCAP OnStage that will pay musicians royalties when their songs are played live.

In other getting paid news, the Spotify-esque web music provider Rdio will pay artists $10 per new subscriber.

Jay-Z played his fourth of eight shows at the Barclays Center last night.

LA via Sri Lanka rapper DeLon traces the reason for him having to drop off a tour with America's Got Talent artist Lindsey Stirling, back to his 2008 criticisms of M.I.A.

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Do you love VANS sneakers and early Metallica? Dude, do we have three pairs of kicks for you.

Starting Friday you can see the "The Artwork of John Lennon" at 130 Prince St. in SoHo.

The Taiwanese news have already made a CGI reinactment of Justin Beiber's onstage vomiting incident:


John Hodgman's latest book "That is All" is now available in paperback as an audiobook, and as part of a trilogy box set entitled "Complete World Knowledge."

John Hodgman will have a "Conversation with Ricky Gervais" live at Town Hall in NYC on 11/7, and appears at 92YTribeca three days after that. (He'll also be at the Bell House in Brooklyn on 12/21 for an event that is not even announced yet).

Have you often thought there were parallels between Breaking Bad and Calvin & Hobbes? So does this website.

Can't wait for the new Godspeed album!

Austinites and Anthony Bourdain dining companions Ume have a new video for "Run Wild" which you can watch right here:


You've probably heard all types of remixes for Gotye's smash hit "Somebody That I Used to Know." Well, here's another new one, which features old computer components, a glockenspiel hooked up to a microcontroller, and an oscilloscope.

Check out the Roomful of Teeth track we premiered today (written by Tune-Yards).

and stay dry!



Comments (38)

Glenn Beck is a blowhard but BV always speaks the truth?

Keep the opinionated talk up and you'll start losing readers BV. Our country means more to people than crappy indie rock.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2012 7:39 PM

^ fuckin aye Bubbah

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2012 7:41 PM

Is it just me or has the writing style of BV changed significantly over a relatively short period of time?

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2012 7:54 PM

The Obama clownshow takes a swordfish up the ass in an hour or so. Stay tuned, kiddies.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2012 8:04 PM

"Glenn Beck is a blowhard but BV always speaks the truth?"

Yes, the rate at which Glenn Beck distorts and runs counter to the truth far outnumbers that at which the music blog BrooklynVegan does.

Furthermore, if you've ever followed Glenn Becks' arguments to their furthest extent, there should be very little on this site that appeals to you. To consider yourself typical of the regular readership is a little far off, but if you are a regular reader then this wouldn't be the first thing that would offend you.

In fact, I'll venture a guess that both "Brooklyn" and "Vegan" offend you as concepts.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2012 8:25 PM

8:25 if you think Brooklyn Vegan adheres simply to its name, you don't read the blog.

Brooklyn Vegan is a MUSIC (and sometimes comedy) blog. Plain and simple. That's it.

Music and politics do not have to be directly intertwined. If you think they do than I doubt you're able to enjoy most music.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2012 8:28 PM

The huffpo review of Jay-Z mentioned above is the most realistic and honest one yet. The guy is overrated. So many suckers fell for his shows at Barclays. I went to night #2 and was disappointed. It was boring. One demensional. I'm a sucker.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2012 8:43 PM

Glen Beck is a fudgemuppet. He's dumb enough for MSNBC.

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Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2012 8:55 PM

Beck's rant is typical conservatard nonsense. Right wingers sure are idiots!

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2012 8:58 PM

Left wingers are even dumber.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2012 9:10 PM

8:58 just got served.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2012 9:12 PM

Politics is dumb. Who cares?

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2012 9:39 PM

Politics is dumb until some stupid fascist cuntbag decides that I can't buy a large soda. Then it's war.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2012 9:49 PM

This site would really benefit from compulsory registration.

Posted by Matthew Peters | October 2, 2012 9:58 PM

you know who else had compulsory registration? the nazis!

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2012 10:24 PM

Matthew Peters will really benefit from pulling the stick out of his ass.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2012 10:36 PM

It's weird how most people comment here anonymously, yet the surest sign that a commenter is a douche is if they use a name.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2012 10:53 PM

When I think subversive rare music that might appear on here even though Brooklyn Vegan covers more mainstream music too I dont think Roger Ailes, Nixon, Rove, Glen Beck, Reagan & Bush.
Reagan Voodoo economics destroyed the country.

Reagan was a great influence for punk music lyrics in the 80's, but not good for the deficit.

Guess 8:04 PM you want to get back to those unpaid for wars, handing Soc Sec over to Wall St, and Ayn Rand worship of unregulated free market. Oh yeah & Ayn Rand nut hypocrite was
on Soc Sec and Medicare she died of cancer even though she always talked against it.

Obama isnt wonderful, but sure beats the hell out of bush W. or Romney paul ryan Rand fools.

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2012 1:27 AM

^beat it nerd

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Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2012 8:12 AM

Hey 8:04...the debate is Oct. 3rd jackass. Typical Romney supporter trying to presume and jump the gun on everything.

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2012 9:02 AM

Hey 8:04, how was the debate last night? Did your boy Romney win?

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2012 9:27 AM

Tame Impala record sounds so good to me. Thanks for posting the heads up!

Posted by Burg | October 3, 2012 10:05 AM

Hey 9:27 if you think there are actually going to be debates you're a fool. There will be no candidate-to-candidate questions, no rebuttal to each candidate's points, no cross questions or cross answers, no rebuttals, no follow-up questions — that's not a debate, that's a news conference. Questions have been chosen in advance, answers are pre-scripted and practiced. This whole thing is a big fucking joke. The Republicrats are putting on a prime time show for the American viewers to go over the same talking points we hear about every day. The "debates" are also missing two viable candidates who could shake up the election - Gary Johnson and the less likely Jill Stein. Why? Cause Romney and OBama are too chicken shit to let a 3rd party candidate call them out on their bullshit in front of the whole world. Our entire government is a big show run by corporate America.

Posted by Vote_Libertarian | October 3, 2012 10:47 AM

10:47, I agree. There needs to be other voices in the debate. We are going to hear the same sound bites and nonsense that we always hear from both sides tonight.

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2012 11:31 AM

88-odd percent of the populous has already committed to a candidate. The remaining 12% will make up their minds in the booth, based on which one had a nicer tie the last time they saw them or reminds them of their uncle.

I think that we all know how this is going to end.

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2012 12:02 PM

Or who you'd rather drink a beer with, but Mormons don't drink so Romney loses

That Game of Thrones bumper sticker shit is LAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2012 12:25 PM

It's pathetic, but true - people will make snap decisions on our country. Because, ya know, Obama is such a good looking guy...

I have no idea who gave the American people the idea that Obama was cool.

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2012 12:37 PM

Obama is in way over his head, and he's still full of the juvenile political notions that most of us embraced in college. Romney is a huge tool, but at least he's an adult male.

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2012 2:39 PM

^ Dude, profound and life changing analysis

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2012 3:33 PM

Just don't vote and things will be fine.

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2012 3:38 PM

^ Agreed.

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2012 3:57 PM

Voting is for ignorant fools. The entire corporate political scene is a SCAM.

Posted by Anonymous | October 12, 2012 3:57 AM

Hmm, thanks for the Nitehawk tip! This movie is amazing and even if I did want to hear Leslie's thoughts on it, can't do a Wednesday night.

Posted by rewayat | November 23, 2012 6:49 PM

Odd that Vernon Reid/Living Colour was not boldfaced in your write up and Melvin Gibbs never played for LC but Eye and I as well as Henry Rollins

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