Friday, July 17, 2009

New Music on the Blogs: Free NYC Concert Edition

Today is the free NYC concert edition of New Music on the Blogs. This weekend has enough free shows going on that some tough choices are going to have to be made. Here's the rundown of the ones I'm most into:

King Sunny Ade - Dele Davis [Celebrate Brooklyn African Festival]

Micachu - Lips (Astronomer Remix) [Siren Music Festival]

Dirty Projectors - Hyperballad (Bjork cover) [The Pool Parties]

Lee "Scratch" Perry - Pum Pum [Summerstage]

Finally, it's a not a free show, but The Very Best are playing at (Le) Poisson Rouge on Saturday night and it's going to be epic.

The Women of (Emmy) Comedy

In honor of yesterday's Emmy nominations, here's a video of way too many awesome female comedians together in the same room, being more supportive of each other than you might expect. But, seriously, no Tina Fey?

The Onion: Human Rights Group Campaigns to End Use of Child Politicians in Africa

Today Now! reports on the tragedy of child politicians in Africa.

"They're bound and gagged. They're given talking points."

Human Rights Group Campaigns To End Use Of Child Politicians In Africa

Jon Stewart Reads Anonymous Internet Comments about Lindsey Graham

As a little payback for his grilling of Judge Sotomayor, Jon Stewart decided to give Lindsey Graham a taste of his own medicine. This included pointing out that he appears on the website Men Who Look Like Old Lesbians.

"Now, if you'll excuse me, the Ass of the Year banquet is tonight, and I've got to go home and lez it down before going."

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