POINTS OF REFERENCE is a music news blog for people with actual lives and/or short attention spans: a weekly selection of topical, pop music talking points fit for bars and break rooms. It’s divided into three sections: NEWS (duh), ALBUM RELEASES (once more with feeling), and STUFF AND THINGS (random, music-related crap from the internet). So, I’m all finished up here. Scroll down, won’t you?
- Bonnaroo released its 2014 lineup which features festival foe Kanye West.
- Devo guitarist Bob Casale passed away. He was 61.
- Black Keys singer-guitarist/human cathedra Dan Auerbach is producing Lana Del Rey’s next album, apparently.
- NBC debuted The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Lady Gaga, Will Smith, Bono, and Bono’s sunglasses made appearances.
- 50 Cent departed Interscope Records.
- Real Estate wants us to play along to “Crime,” the fourth single off their new LP “Atlas” (Domino).
- Aberdeen, WA memorialized Kurt Cobain with a terrible statue.
ALBUM RELEASES, FEB. 18:
Guided by Voices, “Motivational Jumpsuit” (Guided by Voices Inc.).
Phantogram, “Voices” (Republic).
STUFF & THINGS:
- Between 1984 and 1987, John Stewart tended the bar at City Gardens, a famous punk club in Trenton, NJ. Cool. Beans.
- Isabel and Ruben Toledo combine jazz and fashion.
- Consequence of Sound proves parents are pretty hip.