Matt Johnson's (drummer for St. Vincent, Elysian Fields, Martha and Rufus Wainwright, Jeff Buckley and others) son Jasper sadly suffered a seizure, and this incredible lineup is playing a benefit show for him.
As discussed, legendary Bad Brains guitarist Dr. Know had a scary bout with cardiac arrest last year. He's thankfully recovering, but there are still a ton of medical bills to be dealt with. In addition to a Gofundme page, which has raised over $60,000 at this point, a benefit show with some good hardcore bands has been announced...
Prolific slacker Mac DeMarco is about to begin a tour in Philly this Thursday (5/12), with sold-out NYC shows happening at Webster Hall on May 15 and 16. Right after those, Mac plays a MUCH smaller NYC show on May 17 at Market Hotel...
Chance the Rapper recently revealed the artwork (above) for his upcoming Chance 3 mixtape (which you can buy as a poster on his website if you so choose), which is supposed to be out in the near future. No exact release date, but maybe he'll debut a song off of it when he plays Fallon this Thursday (5/5)...
After some musicians canceled their North Carolina shows amid the controversy over the state's extreme anti-LGBT law HB2, Laura Jane Grace recently announced that she won't cancel Against Me!'s North Carolina show and will play it as a form of protest. Cyndi Lauper also said she would not cancel her show. Now, like Laura, she will be using it as a way of bringing awareness to LGBT rights. She's turning it into an LGBT benefit show.
Yo La Tengo's Ira Kaplan and Bad Seeds/Grinderman's Jim Sclavunos, and no wave legend Lydia Lunch were added to the second benefit show for former Voidoids guitarist Ivan Julian (who's battling cancer). They join Thurston Moore & Lee Ranaldo, Matthew Sweet, Arto Lindsay, The Dictators and Vernon Reid & Burnt Sugar Arkestra.
Last August, Patti Smith celebrated the 45th anniversary of Jimi Hendrix opening Electric Lady Studios by performing her classic debut album Horses at the studio in its entirety. A recording of that will be released on Record Store Day.
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