>> Word on the street -- well, in our email -- is that all of the Mendoza Line tour dates we reported about here last week are canceled, despite the fact the dates are still posted on Misra's web site. The TT The Bear's date in late August we've been looking forward to for a while has been excised from TT's web site. And that's all we're going to say about that. The Mendoza Line releases its final record, 30 Year Low, on Glurp Aug. 21. Incidentally, tonight's headline is from our favorite Mendoza Line song, 2000's "I Hope That You Remember To Forget." You can stream the track on Rhapsody here, but you should really just buy the record its from, We're All In This Alone, from Newbury Comics here. In our opinion it is the best Mendoza Line record.
>> Brit post-rockers 65DaysOfStatic's show in Boston last night didn't go off, and the band will miss others due to problems obtaining visas for the U.S. tour. Drowned In Sound reports here that shows in Washington, D.C. and Brooklyn are also in jeopardy, but the quartet hopes to be in the United States in time to pick up the trail at Richmond, Virginia's Alley Katz Saturday. Full tour dates are posted at the band's MySpace casa here. We posted MP3s and a stream of 65DaysOfStatic's most recent album here last week. Yesterday we bought overly expensive tickets to see the band open for The Cure at Boston's Agganis Arena in September.
>> This item isn't completely aligned with tonight's theme of cancellations, but we were tickled to read at Stereogum that our favorite nightly news broadcaster, NBC's Brian Williams, is a bit of an indie rocker and has opinions on the work of musical luminaries including Interpol, Feist and Cat Power. Read the Stereogum item here. Getting back to the theme, maybe somewhere is BW's past he had to give up on his dream. Of ROCKING OUT. Woahhhh.