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?
- Imprisoned P**** Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova was moved to a Russian penal colony in Siberia. Also, a vrach tested her for tuberculosis. It’s officially 1937.
- Cleopatra Records announced that it will release “Rockin’ Legends Pay Tribute to Jack White.”
- Justin Bieber went absolutely insane.
- Lily Allen returned with “Hard Out There.”
- On Mon. Nov. 11 musician Raefe Ahkbar killed three people, including two members of the Iranian indie band Yellow Dogs. The band’s surviving members released a statement Wed.
- Ian Curtis’ kitchen table is for sale on Ebay.
- The MTV European Music Awards happened. Miley was Miley.
- Flaming Lips covered Stone Roses.
ALBUM RELEASES, NOV. 11 & 12:
Lady Gaga, “Artpop” (Interscope).
The Beatles, “On Air –– Live at the BBC Volume 2” (Apple).
Death Grips, “Government Plates” (Self-Released). Download.
STUFF & THINGS:
- Buzzfeed published a sweet article on “selling out.”
- Jody Rosen thinks you should listen to these albums.
- So much yes.