May 18, 2006

Today's Hotness: The Concretes, Okay Paddy, Powering Down

The Concretes break down:: clicky clicky music blog :: will be powered down from now until Monday night, as we're heading out of town. But fret not, here's a last batch of Today's Hotness to get you through.

>> Pfork reports here that Swede pop octet The Concretes have cancelled the rest of their tour due to an illness that has befallen frontwoman Victoria Bergsman. Um… could you go back to Sweden and send Logh and The Wannadies back over instead?

>> Under-appreciated indie rock geniuses Okay Paddy have posted here an acoustic set from singer and guitarist Mike Quinn, recorded May 2 at The Fire in Philly. The files are a little quiet, but otherwise it is great to hear different, stripped-down takes of the tunes on the band's recently issued gem The Cactus Has A Point, which we reviewed here in February.

>> The New York Times has a nice profile of erstwhile Television fronter Tom Verlaine here.

>> That one riff about three minutes into the new Sonic Youth song "The Neutral" really calls to mind Wings' "Jet," don't it?

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