SFist is giving away tickets to opening night at LitQuake, the city's literary festival. Lineup includes: Dave Eggers and End of Suffering, Mark Eitzel, Jay Farrar, Dan Hicks, Penelope Houston (The Avengers), Ray Manzarek (The Doors), Dan "The Automator" Nakamura (Gorillaz), Frank Portman (The Mr. T. Experience), Chuck Prophet, Samantha Stollenwerck , and Jill Tracy.
Bradley's Almanac has the complete Eric Bachmann show from Cambridge a few weeks ago in MP3. Although lacking the excellent reworked "Bad Man Coming" from the DC show, it does include my favorite song from To the Races, "Little Bird".
Last week I highlighted Kath Bloom's awesome contribution to Arthur Magazine's new anti-war comp. Pop Matters looks at her new comp, Finally: "Best known for her fragile, folk-centric 1980s work with experimental guitarist Loren Mazzacane Connors, Kath Bloom returns to music after a couple of decades with this modest, beautifully evocative collection of songs."
Speaking of contests, don't forget to enter iff's, for a free copy of the new Kozelek-approved Corrina Repp. Read a new review of the album at indieworkshop and a quaint live review in college paper The Whitworthian.
Generous Anti has posted another MP3 from Tom Waits' upcoming Orphans.
MP3: Tom Waits - You Can Never Hold Back Spring