Roundup: Wilco With Popeye, Iggy Rules Record Store Day, Secret Policeman’s Ball In NYC

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This week Wilco released a new video for “Dawned On Me”, from their latest album The Whole Love. It comes complete with guest appearances from Popeye and Olive Oil and  marks the first time the sailor man has been hand-drawn in over thirty years. Check out the video and visit the companion website for the clip.

Iggy Pop has been appointed to the post of Record Store Day 2012 Ambassador. Pop greeted his subjects with this online messageAs Record Store Day Ambassador for 2012 I feel like a representative from some exotic jungle full of life and death and sex and anger, called upon to wear a leopard skin and translate joy to the world of the dead. Record Store Day takes place on April 21st.

The Secret Policeman’s Ball, the British-based music and comedy festival is coming to New York City in March. As reportedColdplayJon StewartStephen ColbertMumford & Sons and Russell Brand are among the acts who will be at the event at  Radio City Music Hall.  The concert will benefit Amnesty International.

Tom Morello and Ben Harper are the musical guests tonight on Jay Leno. Morello is supporting his current album, as The Nightwatchman, World Wide Rebel Songs.

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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.