News Roundup: Meg White, James Brown, A Camp, Seaport Music Festival
--Meg White married Jackson Smith, the son of Patti Smith and late MC5 guitarist Fred "Sonic" Smith Friday in Jack White's backyard in Nashville. Could there be a more awesome wedding song than "Ball and Biscuit"?
--James Brown's family got a brand new bag. Of money. A South Carolina judge approved a settlement yesterday that gives around a quarter of Brown's assets to his widow and young son, a quarter to his children (some of whom are apparently still being discovered), and the rest to charity. The Godfather of Soul died on Christmas Day in 2006.
--A Camp, who we interviewed yesterday, is planning to release Covers, which is, surprise, an all-covers EP. The Nina Persson-led trio will cover Pink Floyd's "Us and Them," Bowie's "Keep on Swinging," and live staple "I've Done It Again," by Grace Jones. Buy it on iTunes June 9.
--Summer's here, and here's something else to add to your outdoor show schedule: the Seaport Music Festival. The free series--held at New York's South Street Seaport every Friday through July and August--kicks off July 3 with Here We Go Magic and Bachelorette and continues with The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Superchunk, and SOTC faves Obits, among many others.
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