News Roundup: Woodsist Captured Tracks Festival, Beck, RIAA, Sean Lennon Hates Springsteen
--The full lineup to Brooklyn's "Woodsist Captured Tracks Festival" has been announced. Organized by Blank Dogs Mike Sniper's label, the shows will be at Broadway Backyard July 3rd and 4th. The lineup includes Woods, Kurt Vile, Vivian Girls, Thee Oh Sees, Psychedelic Horseshit, Blank Dogs, and Crystal Stilts. Tickets each day are $15, or you can go to both days for $25. Buy tickets via Paypal here.
--Beck posted the first song from his new record club series, and it's a Velvet Underground cover. The project, which has Beck and some studio friends covering of an entire album in a day and posting it free online, kicks off with "Sunday Morning" off The Velvet Underground and Nico. The song isn't new territory for Beck, who has been covering it live for years, but it suits his laid-back vocals. We're hoping he gets a little more out-there by the time he covers "Heroin."
--Talk about getting made an example of. A Minnesota mom has been ordered to pay $1.92 million to four major labels after being found guilty of downloading and sharing 24 songs on Kazaa. That averages to $80,000 a track for 32-year-old Jammie Thomas-Rasset, who says her kids did all the downloading. "There's no way they're ever going to get that," she said of the order. "I'm a mom, limited means, so I'm not going to worry about it now." Fight the power! And torrent instead next time.
--Sean Lennon does not like Bruce Springsteen. The son of John Lennon and Yoko Ono told The Sun he thinks it's "outrageous" Springsteen is headlining this year's Glastonbury festival. "It's shocking," Lennon said. "I have been to Glastonbury a few times, I've even played a few, and it just didn't seem like that was the kind of artist they had headlining. I heard they called him and he didn't even know what it was." Sounds like he's just trying to get a little publicity, Noel Gallagher-style.