Mostly artists plugging their new albums, tours etc. so I will leave all that out as it is a bit of a mindscrew trying to take it all in simultaneously. I am still catching up on stuff here so there may be some dated info below but sure you can never have enough information can you? Of course not!
Band of Horses/Pearl Jam
From May 3rd until May 21st these two will join forces on the road in the U.s. as Pearl Jam continue to tour last years Backspacer and Band Of Horses will have hopefully released the eagerly anticipated Infinite Arms, scheduled for a May release, by that stage.
Gill's new album, Piety & Desire, is now available. Backed by G-Man favourites The Felice Brothers as well as appearances by members of Old Crow Medicine Show this new release is surely worth a listen.
Conor O'Brien and co. have announced a short Irish tour for May.
19th Set Theatre KILKENNY
20th Cyprus Avenue CORK
21st Roisin Dubh GALWAY
22nd The Button Factory DUBLIN
This follows the release of the new video for "Becoming a Jackal".
The line-up for the July Suffolk festival keeps getting better and better with Grizzly Bear, Florence & The Machine, The National, Belle & Sebastian and Charlotte Gainsbourg all announced so far.
"Oh! Hark", the next single from Wonder now has the below video to keep it company.
Lisa Mitchell - Oh! Hark (Official Video)
lisa mitchell | MySpace Music Videos
Various different versions of "The Soft Beating" by the crazy Danes. Basically any excuse to mention Efterklang is fine by me!
Beth Jeans Houghton
Is quite clearly and understandably upset at the BBC's decision to cut 6 Music
Read what BJH has to say here.
All I can say is rock on Betty J!