Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Music News & Notes

Pelican's "What We All Come To Need" To See Vinyl Release

Pelican's Southern Lord Recordings debut full-length "What We All Come To Need" - originally released in October - will be issued in double-LP format on February 23rd. The deluxe vinyl version bears a heavyweight gatefold jacket, and the fourth side of the release contains three bonus tracks not available on the CD version. In celebration of the vinyl release of the album Pelican will play a hometown show in Chicago on March 12th alongside Pinebender and Follows (ex-Russian Circles).

This record release show will also be the sole location to purchase Pelican's Ephemeral Bean Blend; the band's own limited edition collaboration with Intelligentsia Coffee of Chicago. The band states, "The richest, most complex flavors take patience and skill to craft and are over far too quickly. In that spirit we are proud to present this blend of coffee beans, who have known artisan care from their moment of inception at the farms at which they were grown to the roastery where their delicate nuances were honed to perfection by the skilled craftsmen at Intelligentsia. Enjoy the moment while it lasts."


Dylan, Cole, Mellencamp & Robinson to Perform at White House

Bob Dylan, Natalie Cole, John Mellencamp, the Blind Boys of Alabama and Smokey Robinson are all headed to the White House to be part of In Performance at the White House: A Celebration of Music From the Civil Rights Movement. The show will be aired live on PBS from the East Room on February 11 at 8 PM. Others performing include Jennifer Hudson, John Legend and Seal. While Dylan has been to the White House before, this is his first time performing.


Lady Gaga Raises $500,000 For Haiti Earthquake Relief

Matching Radiohead's figure...

Lady Gaga raised over $500,000 for Haiti on Sunday, matching the impressive figure amassed by Radiohead.

All proceeds from Gaga's show at the Radio City Music Hall show, plus all the merchandise profits on the singer's official website went to the relief effort in the earthquake ravaged Caribbean nation.

The singer said: "On Gaga For Haiti day, in just 24 hours, with very minimal marketing and planning, all the little monsters all over the world made over half a million dollars for Haiti relief.

"I know Bravado fell off their chair, that's who sells all my merchandise - they couldn't believe it!”

On the same night, Radiohead's one-off show at The Music Box Theater in Hollywood amassed $572,000 for Haiti after fans bought tickets via an online auction. Hollywood stars Charlize Theron, Daniel Craig, Rosanna Arquette and Justin Timberlake were just some of those in attendance.

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