Neil Young Day, Nardwuar's Blur Apology and Henry Rollins vs. High Ticket Prices in This Week's News Roundup
Published Apr 02, 2011With another week down, here's your Exclaim! news roundup, where we've collected the week's top stories. If you worry you might have missed something, now is the time to play catch-up.
First off, this week kicked things off with a whole whack of Neil Young. Following his Juno win, the Canadian musical icon got his very own Neil Young Day. It's only in Toronto, but come March 28 next year, maybe this thing will go nationwide.
Then there were some pretty amazing follow-up stories to some SXSW incidents. Punkers OFF! issued a statement about their whole vegetable oil theft, while we had the venue holding Screeching Weasel's 25th anniversary show promising it would go ahead as planned, only to have Weasel Fest called off completely. Ouch!
Also this week, the D'Urbervilles changed their name to Matters, Sled Island gave us the scoop on this year's lineup and Henry Rollins protested high ticket prices in one of the most awesome ways ever: by handing the crowd $10 bills. On top of that, Blur's Dave Rowntree issued an apology to Nardwuar over an pretty brutal incident (watch below) that occurred way back in 2003. Talk about too little, way too late, Rowntree.
And while new records are being announced all the time, this week seemed especially fruitful. Jay Reatard's debut with the Reatards is getting reissued, Little Girls has a new EP heading our way, Fucked Up revealed their crazy-ass Record Store Day release, Miracle Fortress finally announced his much-anticipated sophomore effort, Destroyer's rare Ideas for Songs is getting re-released and Exclaim! favourites Thee Oh Sees have a new one as well.
Finally, worried Death From Above 1979 would not play Canada? Well, worry no more.