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End Of Week Update: June 6th, 2009

  • New shows added this week:

    7/16 – Ken Stringfellow DJs Arola Nights @ Arola Restaurant @ Hotel Arts. Barcelona, SPAIN
    10/28 – Ken Stringfellow @ Club Castro, Skopje, MACEDONIA

  • Ken has joined Twitter – follow his updates @KenStringfellow.
  • Magnet asks artists to name their favorite American power pop songs, and Chris Walla (of Death Cab for Cutie) chose “Solar Sister.” Here’s what he had to say:

    It’s their finest moment, the perfect balance of bombastic, tricky cheapness and vocal creme fraische. I can’t understand half the words, but it doesn’t seem to matter that much. I learned more about singing harmonies with this record in my car than I did in three years of choir.

  • Also in Magnet: ‘Frosting On The Beater’ makes their list of Top 15 American Power-Pop Albums, and they’ve republished a 2002 article on the subject of power pop, with comments from Ken.
  • Press for next weekend’s shows in NY: The New Yorker & Ken is interviewed by the Brooklyn blog 24/Seven.
  • Not Lame and American Songwriter review ‘Smoking Kills’.
  • Lastly – Ken is playing with The Sad Knights in Lauzerte, France tonight, and the show will be streamed online at La Grosse Tambouille, 23h France time.

Posies Tribute Album In Works

Burning Sky Records is in the process of putting together a tribute album that they hope to release this winter called “Beautiful Escape: The Ultimate Tribute to The Posies.” They have a Myspace page for it and are adding different covers regularly, so visit the site and check it out.

Jon To Play Robert Deniro’s Tribeca Film Festival in NYC

Jon will be playing two short shows at the Tribeca/ASCAP Music Lounge May 3rd and 4th. Go here for more info:

Jon will also be playing a full length show the Union Hall in Park Slope, Brooklyn on May 5th. Go here and scroll down for details:

Also, Jon’s “Cemetery Song” was also included as a pick in this week’s “Voicebox” in the Village Voice. You can find it here:,voicebox,76498,22.html

For more on the Tribeca Film Festival go here: