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Peter and Bjorn to Rock Spin’s CMJ Party; Tim Fite Announces Free Halloween EP, Tour

Finally, after months of preparation, the tireless musical assault known as CMJ will kick off in New York City tomorrow (Oct. 16). But don’t get exhausted too soon, for the best is always saved for last; Spin has teamed with MuseBox and Almost Gold to present a CMJ capstone party Saturday (Oct. 20) featuring late night sets from Peter and Bjorn of Peter, Bjorn and John, Black Kids, Zambri, and Morning State.Though the party, slated for Williamsburg Brooklyn’s Galapagos ArtSpace, is a VIP event, 100 guest list spots have been reserved for thepublic. Email [email protected] with the subject “Late Night” to beadded to the list.

Spin, MuseBox, and Almost Gold present:

12:15 A.M.: Morning State
12:50 A.M.: Zambri
1:25 A.M.: Black Kids
2:05 A.M.: Peter and Bjorn
2:25 A.M.: DJ sets from: Eucho (Escort), Peter (of PB & J), and Walter Meego

Tim Fite Announces Free Halloween EP, Tour

Halloween and Brooklyn’s eclectic songsmith Tim Fiteis an ideal match; they’re both festive, playful, and truth be told, alittle creepy. So to celebrate this year’s holiday, Mr. Fite hasannounced the release of a free six-track release, set to be availablefor download one day only, Oct. 31, via”Last year when I was trick or treating, I decided go to the house thatnobody ever goes to. There was no light on the porch, no jack-o-lanternon the stair, no bowl of candy with a note warning to ‘only take one.'”Fite explained in a statement. “I knocked, and a very old man answeredthe door. He said he didn’t have any candy (because it was bad for hisdiabetes), but that he’d be happy to give me a recording of his sixfavorite songs. I held out my sack, and with a shaking veiny hand, hedropped in a worn looking cassette tape.”

“I popped the tapeinto my boom box. The music that came out was like none I’d ever heardbefore — sort of a cross between a horror movie soundtrack and aninstrumental funk/disco record played on vintage synthesizers. Therewere no vocals and no indication on the tape as to where the music camefrom, only six of the scariest songs I had ever listened to… For theyear since that fateful Halloween, I have been haunted by the old man’sfavorite songs. I couldn’t help but wonder if there was some kind ofsupernatural force at work that wanted me to add lyrics to them.” Besure to download Fite’s Halloween release, and then this November,catch him on tour with My Brightest Diamond.

Tim Fite/My Brightest Diamond tour dates:

11/8, Montreal, QC (La Sala Rossa)
11/9, Toronto, ON (The Drake)
11/10, Grand Rapids, MI (Calvin College)
11/11, Chicago, IL (Lakeshore Theater)
11/12, Louisville, KY (930 Listening Room)
11/13, Columbus, OH (Wexner Center)
11/14, Pittsburgh, PA (Andy Warhol Museum)
11/15, Philadelphia, PA (North Star Bar)
11/16, Arlington, VA (Iota)
11/17, New York, NY (Blender Theater at Gramercy)
11/18, Boston, MA (Museum of Fine Arts)

Nas Unveils Controversial LP Title

Seminal rapper Nas, never one to back down from spitting a little fire, has unveiled the title of his forthcoming album: Nigga.The record, which Nas detailed during a performance at New York’sRoseland Ballroom Friday (Oct. 12), has yet-to-be issued a release dateby his label, Def Jam, and will follow up 2006’s set Hip Hop is Dead, reports. I wonder what this guy will think of the album title?

Liam Gallagher Voted as Tenth Wittiest Brit

Apparently all that babble spewing from the jaws of Oasis mouthpiece Liam Gallagherhas won over a few fans at home in England, for the raucous rocker hasbeen voted as the tenth wittiest person in British history, reports.The poll, collected by over 3,000 viewers via popular TV channel Dave,places Gallagher at the bottom of an impressive list. Famed writer andplaywright Oscar Wilde tops the poll while, while former Prime MinisterWinston Churchill placed in the No. 5 slot. A respected collection ofwriters and critics complete the list. Though Gallagher may feel he’sfinally receiving due respect, one particular band may not agree.

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