News …

Radiohead’s secret gig tonight is for the fans – The Times Online

Malaysian singer sentenced to perform community service for baring his chest on stage – Associated Press

Rockin’ at Sundance – Los Angeles Times (registration may be required)

Carnival time with Wyclef JeanNew York Daily News

Michael Stipes dismissed from jury – Cincinnati Enquirer / Associated Press

Supergrass bassist Mick Quinn talks about freak accident that almost paralyzed him – The Sun U.K.

Views …

Kate Nash “leans toward the classic coffeehouse minstrel” at L.A.’s Troubadour – Los Angeles Times (registration may be required)

The Mars Volta is “a progressive-rock whirlwind” in NYC – The New York Times (registration may be required)

Art Garfunkel – “the fighter still remains” – The Dallas Morning News

“Good, dumb fun” with Big & RichEdmonton Sun

Claire Martin at Ronnie Scott’s – “singer and world-class icebreaker” – Bristol Evening Post

They Say It’s Their Birthday … (Or so says Associated Press)

Barbara Lynn is 66

Ronnie Milsap is 65

Jim Stafford is 64

Debbie Allen is 58

Sade is 49

Paul Webb (Talk Talk) is 46

Maxine Jones (En Vogue) is 42

Nick Valensi (The Strokes) is 27