Joan Jett


V.23 No.24 | 6/12/2014

Music

Rooster Roundabout: This week’s music highlights

Finally, a snippet of what Jenny Lewis has been up to for the past few years. You see, I mentioned a week or two ago that her new record (The Voyager) is set to hit the music-sphere on July 29. Little did I know that Lewis was getting ready to release a lyric video of an album track a short time later. Fate or not, I'm glad for it. The song is called “Just One of the Guys,” and it's produced by none other than Beck himself. If we're judging Lewis' sound off this one track, it definitely lacks the grit of Acid Tongue, but hey: evolution, right? Listen to that below.

Talk about cute: Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy has formed a group with his 18-year-old son. They're simply called Tweedy, and their debut record (Sukierae) hits stores on Sept. 16 (aka my birthday). The duo have made a song from said record available on the interwebz. Have a listen to “I'll Sing It” below, and look out for more news about the record in the coming months. Cheers!

I was one of those people that listened to Interpol's first LP (Turn On the Bright Lights), obsessed over it and never paid much attention to what they came out with afterwards. It wasn't necessarily from lack of interest ... or maybe that's exactly what it was. Regardless, they've been steadily releasing records over the years, and they're preparing the release of their fifth studio album El Pintor. That record drops on Sept. 9. Head over to Pitchfork for album details and whatnot.

Though there's been leaked videos galore all over the internet (all of them having shitty quality, I might add), the official video of Nirvana's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has now appeared online. The ceremony aired on HBO on May 31 and included other inductees like Peter Gabriel, Hall & Oates, Linda Ronstadt and Cat Stevens. However, since the late Kurt Cobain obviously wasn't in attendance, there was a lot of speculation over who would perform as lead singer. In short, Joan Jett (who provided an underwhelming version of “Smells Like Teen Spirit”), Kim Gordon, Annie Clark (of St. Vincent) and Lorde performed vocals. The best performance was definitely Lorde singing “All Apologies.” You can view the performances, induction speeches and more below.

I first found out about Common after seeing him on HBO's “Def Poets.” By the way, they need to bring that back. Now, Common is set to release his upcoming record Nobody's Smiling on July 22. And like most artists trying to build some buzz over a forthcoming LP, he's made album track “Kingdom,” which features Vince Staples, available online for listeners and the like. So get to listening.

Unless you've been following her career, which I haven't, you probably know Sinead O'Connor mostly from “Nothing Compares 2U” or her tearing up a photo of Pope John Paul II. Regardless, she's preparing to release her 10th full-length effort, which recently got retitled as I'm not Bossy, I'm the Boss, after Sheryl Sandberg's “Ban Bossy” campaign. The album is set to hit stores on Aug. 12. For more info on that, head over to Billboard.

It's no secret that people are seriously itching for the release of Lana Del Rey's third full-length effort (Ultraviolence), seeing as how every week a new song becomes available. It's almost as if the countdown to the Mother Ship docking into the Atlantic will coincide with the record's release. And judging from the title track, it's clear that Del Rey has honed her skills to make sultry, noir-pop that aims for some semblance of controversy (ie. “he hit me, and it felt like a kiss”). I can already see headlines asserting she's glorifying abuse. But whatevs, it's one of the better tracks she's put out in a hot minute. Take a listen below, and look for the album on July 17.

I can't remember how I first heard of indie-pop duo Tennis. I want to say it was one of those momentary lapse of Pandora-predicted listens that brought me to them. While I wasn't wowed, I thought their cutesy vibe was enough to sustain a few more songs from their repertoire. And now the band is coming out with a new record titled Ritual in Repeat. To give fans a taste of the LP's vibe, they've shared the song “Never Work for Free.” The album doesn't hit stores 'til Sept. 9, so that gives you some time to reacquaint yourselves to the sound of balls ... uh, I mean Tennis. Head to Stereogum to listen to that little number.

Hey there, album streamers. We've got what some good ones for ya. First is Jack White's Lazaretto. If you're too impatient to wait 'til Tuesday to pick up a physical copy, iTunes Radio has you covered. But since I lack the hardware, have Pitchfork guide you to the land of free music ... or rather, free music streaming. PS: You can watch the video to “Lazaretto” below. And while you're at it, why don't you stream First Aid Kit's latest LP (Stay Gold), which also comes out on Tuesday. That one's over at NPR.

Fresh off her last release (The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You), Neko Case has come out with a new track that also features Kelly Hogan. The song (“These Aren't the Droids”) comes off a compilation titled 2776: A Millennium of American Asskickery. The release is a “comedy-musical benefit compilation” that hits stores on July 4, and proceeds from purchases will go to OneKid OneWorld. Other folks appearing on that record are Patton Oswalt, Andrew W.K., Aimee Mann, Reggie Watts and much more. Head to Pitchfork to give that a listen.

V.22 No.49 |

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The Daily Word in assisted suicide, a lost-then-found Johnny Cash album and spying on gamers

Sandia Peak Ski Area announces early opening

The Daily Word

New Mexico to consider legalizing assisted suicide.

Sandia Peak Ski Area is opening early this Friday.

City of Albuquerque spends a lot of money settling lawsuits and now some settlement details are available to public online.

Denver City Council amended the weed law so it is OK to blaze on your front lawn, balcony, etc.

Obama shook hands with Raul Castro at Mandela's memorial.

In other Cuba news, Russia plans to forgive 29 billion dollars owed to her by the tiny communist country.

Yet another way the NSA is spying on everybody all the time.

MURDOCHISEVIL.

Previously unknown Johnny Cash record to be released.

Great collection of (NSFW) ancient Pompeii graffiti.

Learn what a "sun dog" is.

Joan Jett demanding Sea World stop blasting her music at Shamu.

The rent is still 2 damn high.

Christiane F. has a new book, says she's dying.

V.22 No.47 | 11/21/2013

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The Daily Word in Tornados, Doris Lessing and Breaking Bad

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Deadly tornados ripped through the Midwest.

Rest in peace, Doris Lessing.

South Dakota kicked Joan Jett off their float.

There are words for specific kinds of haters.

Here are some celebrity toilet seat portraits.

This balloon timelapse makes balloons seem exciting.

Dark times for Winston Brooks.

Don’t put a puppy in a bag.

The Breaking Bad alternate ending has been removed from YouTube, but not from KRQE.

V.21 No.38 |

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The Daily Word in Mullet vs. beard, man vs. fish, woman vs. sandwich and Fiona Apple vs. The Man

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New Mexico's Spaceport development has problems.

Yes, you can play golf at the Angola Penitentiary golf course.

The ex-controller of the New Mexico Finance Authority has been indicted.

Unintentional, run-away double entendre strikes when Jill Biden introduces the Vice-President.

The Rio Arriba County Sheriff's Department planned to buy a boat three days after cutting hours of service due to lack of funds.

150 years of lesbians photo gallery.

Verdict in the Amish beard-cutting case: "Mullet guilty in beard case."

A woman ate a "Stellanator" in Omaha.

A weird effigy of Obama was lynched in Austin.

This may be the first good, in-depth news item about bath salts.

Groundbreaking video illustrates the best way to clean mushrooms.

Not so groundbreaking: we are running out of fish.

An Intel worker called the police because a coworker put a "kick me" sign on his back. And people kicked him.

Some companies are instructing employees NOT to use work email after hours.

Snoop Dogg was the celebrity guest on The Price is Right yesterday.

Like many before her, Fiona Apple was busted for pot possession at the Sierra Blanca border checkpoint.

Hypnotic map of the 2012 presidential election swing states.

"Girls have got balls. They're just a little higher up, that's all." Happy birthday Joan Jett and Nick Cave.

V.20 No.21 | 5/26/2011
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Hearing Japan’s take on American pop music is like looking into a fun house mirror—but, like the mirror of Snow White’s wicked queen, the view reveals naked truth. Style and convention is swallowed whole and digested in roiling gastric juices. Magnified, amplified and disgorged in rainbow colors, its vital essence is not only intact but accentuated. Consider the hyper-pop of Puffy AmiYumi, the agitated and beautiful noise of Melt Banana, or the devastating wail of the unrestrained KING BROTHERS.

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V.19 No.26 | 7/1/2010

Music

It's Not too Late to Get a Bad Reputation

Tickets for the Joan Jett and the Blackhearts concert are still on sale for this Saturday, when the ultimate bad girl will slam her guitar into the amphitheater in the Sky City Casino and Hotel in Acoma. The show starts at 8 p.m. While it's been 35 years since her first concert, the 51-year-old can reportedly still pack a punch and rock the leather pants. Jett will perform hits such as “Crimson and Clover,” “Fetish” and “Cherry Bomb,” her song with her original group, The Runaways. If you love rock n roll, by tickets online at Ticketmaster or call 800-745-3000.