Weezer's Pinkerton/Blue Tour, Swell Season's Concert Tragedy and the Megasnobs of Megadeth in This Week's News Roundup
Published Aug 21, 2010After another week of tireless news gathering, here we are again to sort through the mass of headlines and make some sense of it all with our news roundup.
First up, Weezer stole some of the attention away about from Kanye's hype machine by at first hinting at a Pinkerton tour and then essentially confirming it. The best part? Weezer would be doing two-night jaunts, playing the entire Pinkerton album one night and then their much-loved Blue Album debut on another. Yep, Weezer have reached that point in their career where it's time to start thinking about that retirement fund.
On the Canadian front this week, we had Weakerthans' John K. Samson teaming up with cult film director John Waters for a Winnipeg symposium, as well as learned all about the ambitious National Parks Project, which involves such Canadian artists as Shad, the Besnard Lakes, Sarah Harmer and Apostle of Hustle.
Then there was Kataklysm speaking out on the megasnobs in Megadeth, Sufjan Stevens releasing a surprise EP, indie pop pioneers Orange Juice getting their own retrospective box set, and discovering the supposed Raekwon/Kanye/Bieber track is actually happening, for better or worse.
Finally, to end on a somewhat gruesome note, tragedy struck a Swell Season concert when a fan committed suicide by taking a three-storey dive onto the stage.