News & Views

Lily Allen, Clique Girlz, Whisky A Go Go and used MP3 player yields U.S. military secrets in News. Akon, Joshua Redman, Kings Of Leon, Metallica and “Tim and Eric Awesome Tour” in Views.

News …

Life is full of changes for Lily Allen – The Times Online U.K.

Photo: AP Photo
Glastonbury Festival, England.

Remembering the co-founder of L.A.’s famed Whisky A Go Go – Los Angeles Times

Look out, world! Here come the Clique Girlz! – The New York Times

Man purchases used MP3 player to discover it’s packed with U.S. military secrets – TVNZ 1

Views …

Akon in London – “Implausibly, it was hard not to fall for his charms.” – The Times Online U.K.

Kings Of Leon in Columbus – “Like My Morning Jacket, the Tennessee band’s northern neighbors, Kings Of Leon play something as oxymoronic as contemporary classic rock, albeit not your daddy’s classic rock.” – The Columbus Dispatch

Joshua Redman in Boston – “Redman’s music doesn’t try to be a manifesto. It’s a conversation, and one of the more coherent (and still exciting) ones I’ve heard live.” – The MIT Tech

Metallica in Chicago – “The foursome is in many ways playing better than ever.” The ChicagoTribune / Turn It Up

“Tim and Eric Awesome Tour” at Ohio State University – ” … made its way to Newport Music Hall Monday night to a near-capacity crowd of mostly bearded, hipster-looking men.” – The Lantern

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

Acker Bilk is 80
Dave Sharp is 50
Sam Phillips is 47
Dan Spitz (Anthrax) is 46
Greg Cook (Ricochet) is 44
Marvin Sapp is 42
Sarah McLachlan is 41

Photo: Ivan Luk / Pollstar
Save Mart Center, Fresno, California.

Rakim is 41
DJ Muggs (Cypress Hill) is 41
Anthony Hamilton is 38
Brandon Bush (Train) is 36
Joey Fatone, Jr. (*NSYNC) is 32
Rick Ross is 32
Nick Carter (Backstreet Boys) is 29

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Backstreet Boy Nick Carter [L] and brother Aaron Carter show off their groovy dance moves during a free concert at New York City’s South Street Seaport.