*[consequenceofsound.net] On September 5th, Foo Fighters will perform at a Rock the Vote event at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC, as Billboard reports. The concert will also feature performances from Jack Johnson and Asher Roth.
Foo Fighters stayed away from the political fray during the early years of their existence; however, in 2004, the band performed at several rallies for Presidential candidate John Kerry. And earlier this year, they headlined a concert fundraiser for President Obama.
Below, you can watch the band’s video for “White Limo”. Wouldn’t it be great if this is how Barack traveled to the convention?
*[stereogum.com] The Richmond, Virginia band White Laces plays a sort of romantically swoony indie-pop, layering up intimate and pillowy sounds so instinctively and assuredly that you can’t always tell what’s a synth and what’s a guitar. Moves, their new debut album, fits in nicely during a summer when the new Wild Nothing and DIIV albums are getting heavy burn, and it hits a lot of those same pleasure centers. Hear it HERE.
*[lambgoat.com] La Dispute will tour briefly with Sainthood Reps this fall. Dates include:
10/28 Gainsville, FL @ The Fest 11
10/29 Savannah, GA @ After Dark at FBC
10/30 Birmingham, AL @ Zydaco
11/1 Hattiesburg, MS @ Bernie's Boom Boom Room
11/2 Baton Rouge, LA @ HTGT Thrift
11/3 Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest (night show)
11/4 Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest
*[FMQB.com] Chris Cornell has dropped off the bill of this weekend's Made In America festival in Philadelphia. An announcement on Cornell's website says he will be unable to perform due to "scheduling conflicts." Philly.com reports Cornell is slated to be in Des Moines, IA on Saturday as part of a rally for President Barack Obama. He had been slated to play Made In America on Sunday, and was expected to perform alongside Pearl Jam later in the night, reuniting Temple Of The Dog. Cornell wrote on Facebook today that he actually pulled out of the Made In America lineup two weeks ago but it was apparently not announced until last night.