Snooze Alarm: Your late-arriving link roundup, 11/16


Springsteen To Play With The Roots “What would the E Street Band sound like with ?uestlove, instead of Max Weinberg, on drums? That question will be kinda sorta answered tonight when Bruce Springsteen plays with The Roots on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. Springsteen will bring guitarist Steve Van Zandt along with him, and pianist Roy Bittan.” (In The Mix)

Robert Plant Is Coming To The Tower “Just the other week, drummer Jason Bonham came to town to celebrate the music of Led Zeppelin (and his father John Bonham’s role in it). And now it’s just been announced that an honest-to-goodness Led Zep alumnus, frontman Robert Plant, is coming to the Tower Theatre on Wednesday, January 26th, with his new Band of Joy backing group. Tickets, which range from $57.60 – $101.50 go on sale this coming Saturday, November 20th, at 10 a.m.” (Make Major Moves)

Opera Company of Philadelphia Surprises Macy’s Shoppers With 650 Singers in Pop-Up, Hallelujah Chorus “On Saturday, October 30th, the Opera Company of Philadelphia partnered with Macy’s and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to produce one of the Knight Foundation’s “Random Acts of Culture” on a grand scale in Philadelphia.” (Uwishunu)

The Faint members form Depressed Buttons “Your favorite high school synth-punk band, The Faint, have been missing in action for awhile. Well the band has broken up, come back together in fragments, and have most recently formed a new project called Depressed Buttons. The dance-genre based project features Todd Fink, Clark Baechle, and Jacob Thiele (all previous Faint members) and their debut release, QWERTY, will be out on December 7th through Mad Decent.” (Phrequency)

Indie Artists Might Spend $2 Just To Make A Dollar. “This part two of my interview segment with Dave Cool, who is director and producer of the documentary film “What is INDIE? A look into the World of Independent Musicians.” In it, he chronicles the experience of being an indie artist in the music industry and strives to define and challenge the term “indie” itself. In part two, Cool talks about the rapid evolution of the toolkits and websites available to indie artists, whether or not we’re fostering communities that support creativity, and his optimism for the future of indie artists of all distinctions.” (Hypebot)

Beatles, iTunes Come Together Right Now Over Zzzz “All day yesterday proudly wore window dressing in the form of this note: “Tomorrow is just another day. That you’ll never forget.” So here we are, and we’ll carry forward the call: Where were YOU the day the Beatles music was finally available for purchase via iTunes and you didn’t give a shit?” (Stereogum)

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