Roundup: New Jack White Video, Black Tambourine Reunites, Iggy Teams Up With Joe Jackson, Jack Black Goes 99%

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Jack White released a video this week for “Sixteen Saltines” from Blunderbuss, his first solo album which is due out on April 24th.

The Cult will begin the first leg of its 2012 North American tour in San Diego May 25 at Humphrey’s Concert By The Bay reports Pollstar. The British rock band’s ninth album, Choice of Weapon, is due out three days before the tour begins.

The Lotsa Pop Losers festival hosted by D.C. labels Slumberland, Simple Machines and Teen-Beat, celebrated it’s 20th anniversary last year.  Better late than never, this weekend Chickfactor — the ’zine that came after the indie fest, is hosting two nights of reverb pop goodness in Arlington, VA at Artisphere, including a performance by DC’s Black Tambourine.

Happy birthday to reggae icon Bob Marley. The legendary musician, who passed away from cancer in 1981, would have been 67 today.

Moby, Jack Black, Edward Norton, and Elijah Wood are are part of the 99%. The 99% Spring is an effort founded by former Obama Administration advisor Van Jones  to engage millennials in the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Iggy Pop and Joe Jackson have recorded a cover of the Duke Ellington classic “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)”.  It will appear on Jackson’s tribute album to Ellington and will be released on June 26th.


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Pat Ferrise grew up loving ”the punk rock” and “new wave.” His years at one of the nation’s top college radio stations ultimately led him to a 15-year run as music director of alternative music icon WHFS Washington/Baltimore. Rolling Stone magazine named him of the most influential programmers of the 90s. He’s recorded two albums under the moniker Trampoline for the now defunct SpinArt label. He lives in Baltimore and takes no credit for writing this bio.