Snooze Alarm: Your late-arriving link roundup, 9/22/10


Charlatans drummer treated for brain tumour “Jon Brookes, drummer with indie band The Charlatans, has been diagnosed with a brain tumour, the group have said. The diagnosis comes a week after he collapsed and briefly stopped breathing during a concert in Philadelphia. The rest of their US tour was cancelled as Brookes was flown to the UK for treatment. A spokesperson for The Charlatans said: ‘The band and Jon would like to thank all well wishers for their kind messages of support.'” (BBC News)

Philly Organizations in the Running for a Free iPhone Application “Icihere, the developer of the Ici app for the iPhone, iPad, and Android platforms, is currently running a contest to giveaway a $50,000 custom application to a nonprofit arts and culture organization in the Mid-Atlantic region.These are the same folks who crafted the Philadelphia Film & Music Festival, Philadelphia Open Studio Tours, and Philagrafika applications, so you know it’s going to be something special…There are a number of great Philly-based organizations running, including the Mann Center, InLiquid, the Allentown Art Museum, and UPenn’s Museum of Anthropology & Archaeology.” (Geekadelphia)

Questlove is writing a book “[I]t’s time for Ahmir Thompson (aka Questlove) to scratch something off of his to-do list. The fro-haired drummer plans on writing a book composed of his various celebrity encounters and real life occurrences. You can look forward to snagging a copy of ‘Mommy, What’s a Questlove?’ sometime in 2012.” (Phrequency)

REVIEW THE REVIEWS: Free Energy “Philly’s own super-spirited arena-rock revivalists Free Energy are back in town tomorrow night to play First Unitarian Church along with Titus Andronicus and the Tough Shits [7:30pm/$13]. Free Energy has done quite well for themselves this year with their debut LP, Stuck on Nothing (produced by LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy). Not long ago we caught up with Free Energy frontman Paul Sprangers for a ‘Review the Reviews’ session, wherein we read excerpts from recent reviews and get the reaction of the reviewed.” (Make Major Moves)

New EELS video (+ U.S. tour kicks off tonight in Philly) “Below is the new EELS video for the song ‘Baby Loves Me’ from their new album, Tomorrow Morning, which you can listen to in its entirety at their myspace. Don’t forget that EELS kick off their U.S. tour at the World Cafe Live tonight. Day of show tickets are $37.” (The Swollen Fox)

10 Shows To See At The Philly F/M Festival “The Philadelphia Film and Music Festival: Is that anything? We don’t know yet, but it’s coming up this weekend, and that means a gargantuan schedule that you have to wade through to find the diamonds in the rough. Never fear, we’ve done (some of) the heavy lifting for you! Here are 10 recommends…” (Philebrity)



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