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.