If you're in SF tonight, we hope you check out an all-star tribute to Big Star at the venerable 12 Galaxies, featuring Mark Eitzel, Jon Auer of the Posies, Oranger, Tim Mitchell, and pop-underground hero Chris Von Sneidern. Please make some suggestions for an appropriate Big Star song for Mr. Eitzel to peform in the comments. Our pick: Third's "Stroke It Noel" ("They say we're lazy men/Drinkin' our white wine/We could go right insane/'Cause we can buy the time/Oh, keep an eye/On the sky/Will they come/Oh the bombs...")
(via San Francisco Party Party)
iff favorites Clem Snide, along with Superchunk and The Upper Crust, will play "The Daily Show presents 'Ten F#@king Years (The Concert)" at NYC's Irving Plaza November 16th (via Brooklyn Vegan)
PopMatters loves the new Xiu Xiu, giving it an 8 and declaring, "The Air Force is, without a doubt, Xiu Xiu’s best album and grandest statement. Continuing to sabotage otherwise-perfect pop numbers, here the sabotages in question make the Xiu Xiu experience all the more compelling, instead of distracting." We haven't heard this yet, but are hoping to grab it this weekend. Pitchfork agrees exactly, also awarding an 8 (.0).
A couple who loves Mirah and each other have gotten matching tattoos, each with part of the lyric "let's go sit under the apple tree"...for their sake we hope it's the love of a lifetime.
MP3: Xiu Xiu - Boy Soprano (from The Air Force)