The week began, as it always does, on Thursday night, just after DrownedinSound left the office for Vampire Weekend's show at the ULU in London. It was quite a dramatic affair - bust-ups, wailing fire engines, Tom Petty covers (click). And all because someone let off a fire alarm. Paul Simon, you stand accused. After that well, it was DiS that came under seige - Young Knifed, after we'd been Brian Jonestown Massacred.
Thankfully, we kept enough about us to not fall away in scorn and we did, in fairness, make some good things happen. We ran a competition to get you into the exclusive launch party for this year's Truck Festival - the 11th year the Oxfordshire event has run kicks off with a performance from Danny and the Champions of the World at Hackney City Farm next week. Wuh? Pay no mind, it's a farm.
Elsewhere, we're sponsoring the May tour of phenomenal LA neu-noiseniks HEALTH, and starting up a monthly night in Sheffield - Johnny Foreigner will be the first at the steel city's DiScover showcase on the 24th of March. Click here for more details.
Anything else? You should definitely get your tickets for the upcoming Dead Meadow show at the London Scala. Youthmovies and the Owl Service are in support on Sunday night (2 Mar). CLICK HERE, then by all means, read on at leisure.
Nick Cave hailed Thom Yorke as the people's champion, Jack White helped out Bob Dylan on his new project, Jay-Z and Busted were being sued for millions, Radiohead won't be playing Glastonbury until the public transport's sorted, Bowie came with praise of the 'mystical' Scarlett Johansson…
Festivals - The Prodigy, Panic at the Disco, Dan Deacon, Supergrass, The Coral, Simian Mobile Disco, Whitest Boy Alive, Spiritualized, Mark Ronson, Late of the Pier, Let's Wrestle, Wild Beasts, My Bloody Valentine, Aphex Twin, George Clinton
Click here for a week in news…
The Futureheads, The Maccabees
A Week in Features
* First love: Maccabees meet The Futureheads, part one
* Brits Abroad: exclusive British Sea Power diary
* Studio affairs: The Long Blondes talk "Couples"
* Reveal all now, youngster: Los Campesinos!' debut dissected by singer
* Sandy Shore: Beach House on Devotion
* Label Focus #15: Moshi Moshi Records
Chatter and opinion
* The Weekly DiScussion: when did post-rock jump the shark?
* DiS Missive: How to tell the difference between eccentricity and a hair cut
* Discography reassessed: the Manics in perspective
Sebastien Tellier's Sexuality
Single of the Week
* Les Savy Fav: Patty Lee / The Sweat Descends
A Week in Review
* Goldfrapp: Seventh Tree
* Stephen Malkmus: Real Emotional Trash
* Sebastien Tellier: Sexuality
* Girl Talk: Night Ripper
* Eels @ London Royal Festival Hall; 25/02/08
* Beach House: Devotion
* John Butcher, John Tchicai @ London St Giles in the Fields Church; 16/02/08
Message board ‘highlights’
* what's the worst thing ever?
…OR THE 'HU HU HU' HEAVY BREATHING BIT ON THAT TEXAS SONG
* Liberal minded people that eat meat are morally bankrupt.
…“'Do monkeys like fire?' is the most scientifically valid question ever posed on DiS.”
…“i think that getting a beat down from a scene guy in a scene area of london at a scene event full of scenesters whilst the cribs were on stage playing hey scenesters is about as scene as i am ever going to be.”
* Albums you'd award the full on 10/10
* my girlfriends parents hate me
…“her parents walked in on her giving me a handjob. fyi: her parents were white, so for them, this was the single worst moment of their lives.”
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