–Tickets for the October 16-18 New Yorker Festival, which will feature plenty of musicians–Neko Case, Bon Iver, Loudon Wainwright III, Ian Hunter, Jace Clayton, and Melvin Gibbs, to name a few—-and a really ace concert at the Bell House with Liturgy and Dirty Projectors, are on sale now. Things are already selling out, so you may want to leave the Pavement page over at Ticketmaster alone for a few minutes and get yourself set up before it’s too late.
–Speaking of festivals, the Brooklyn Country Festival is underway right now at Southpaw. It’s their 6th year promoting the heretofore unknown quantity of homegrown country talent. Jack Grace, the Wicked Messengers, and the Woes go tonight, and things run through tomorrow with Alex Battles & The Whisky Rebellion, the Flanks, and a bunch of others. Tickets and info here.
–And in sadder news, murderous producer turned jailhouse victim Phil Spector is sad. Gawker got their hands on some correspondence of his–the best analog is probably something like a paper version of Courtney Love’s Twitter. Choosing at random here:
The lesson here is don’t turn your house into a full loaded combination drug emporium and armory. Also, think about showing remorse.